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Police arrest five shooters

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Faizan Ahmad | PATNA

Much before the CBI started its probe, the police made a major breakthrough in the sensational murder of Siwan journalist Rajdeo Ranjan on May 13 by arresting five shooters and also seized firearms and bikes used in the crime. Additional Director General (ADG) of Police Sunil Kumar said here on Wednesday...

Envoys demand action against ‘Afro-phobia’

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

The killing of Congolese national Masonda Ketada Oliver in Delhi last week has cast its shadow over the ‘Africa Day’ celebrations scheduled for Thursday here. Envoys of African nations on Wednesday demanded concrete action against ‘racism and Afro-phobia’ and asked the Indian Government to postpone the event as their community...


Thursday, 26 May 2016 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Indian Mujahideen operative Mirza Himayat Baig, whose death sentence in the 2010 Pune German Bakery blast case was recently commuted to life imprisonment by the Bombay High Court, attacked a death-row prisoner Rajesh Daware, a convict in the sensational Yug Chandak murder case, at the Nagpur Central Jail on Wednesday. Prison...


Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Omer Farooq | Hyderabad

The two Telugu States of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh were gearing up to celebrate second anniversary of their formation next week. While Telangana will be marking the day with gala festivities and many big ticket events including the announcement of formation of 14 new districts by bifurcating the existing districts, Andhra...

Cabinet approves six new IITs

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

Six new IITs will come up at Tirupati, Palakkad, Dharwar, Bhilai, Goa and Jammu while ISM Dhanbad will also be upgraded to an IIT. The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its ex post facto approval to amend The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of the new IITs and conversion...

Off-duty cop killed in attack on NC leader Mir

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

An off-duty policeman was killed when militants fired upon a former Legislator and senior National Conference (NC) leader at Monghama village in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district on Wednesday. The NC leader was attending a wedding ceremony in the village. The attackers snatched service rifles of his personal security officer. The attack...

Medal-holder Naval officer sent on forced leave for molestation

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | PNS | New Delhi

The Navy has instituted a board of inquiry (BOI) and sent a Commander-rank officer on forced leave following allegations of molesting a junior officer. The incident took place earlier this month in the Capital and the BOI is expected to submit its report soon. The Navy said it has a...

LDF Govt takes charge in Kerala

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | VR Jayaraj | Thiruvananthapuram

A 19-member LDF Cabinet headed by CPI(M) Politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan was sworn-in on Wednesday evening in Kerala ending the allegedly corruption-ridden five-year-rule of the Congress-led UDF Government headed by Oommen Chandy and giving Keralites new hopes of clean and transparent governance. Pinarayi Vijayan, 72, was sworn-in as Kerala’s 22nd Chief...

Opp, rebel netas, babus feel Didi’s wrath ‘inch-by-inch’

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

We will settle scores inch-by-inch when we return to power,” Mamata Banerjee and her nephew Abhishek, an MP, had warned in their election speeches. Apart from Opposition workers who have been under attack from Trinamool workers a few politicians and bureaucrats on Wednesday got a taste of the Chief Minister’s...

Assam Govt decides to reduce CM’s convoy, to nix inter-State check gates

Thursday, 26 May 2016 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

Indicating the change on which the BJP rode to success in Assam, the first Cabinet meeting of the new BJP Government in Assam on Wednesday decided not only to reduce the cavalcade of Chief Minister Sonowal to bare minimum but also do away with traffic restrictions for the public while...

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Saffron rising in green State

22 May 2016 | Rajib Chowdhury

The BJP's historic win in Assam, signalling a major political shift in the region, is a crucial step in concretising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision for the party's North East outreach May 19 ushered in a new dawn in Assam — a dawn that held the promise of change and hope for a better future, or as some would say, achche din. Expanding its political clout beyond the traditional bastion and...

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V’nagaram-Titlagarh rail project gets Centre’s nod

26 May 2016 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR

The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its nod for taking up the Vizianagaram and Titlagarh 3rd line project at an estimated cost of Rs2,335.68 crore...

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