No truck with Congress, reiterates Kerala CPM

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

The Kerala CPI(M) on Friday reiterated that the party had no plan to forge alliance with the Congress in order to fight the BJP even as the State-wide Jana Jagrata Yatra of the ruling LDF led by the CPI(M) against the alleged communal agenda of the Sangh Pariwar and ‘anti-people...

JD(S) to be kingmaker in K’taka polls

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | KESTUR VASUKI | Bengaluru

In the changing political scenario in Karnataka, the Janata Dal (Secular) of former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda is expected to play a kingmaker’s role in the ensuing Assembly polls in 2018. For this the party will hop on a custom-built luxury coach for its star campaigner and State president...

Ready for debate on development: Kerala CM to BJP

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said his Government was ready to take up the challenge thrown by the BJP to organise a debate on development issues. But the Left leader was quick to add that the saffron party had attempted to run away from the debate. “Not expecting...

Rain mars Kali Puja, Diwali in Bengal

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Incessant showers caused by a deep depression over north-central Bay of Bengal lashed almost entire Bengal through Thursday and Friday to mar Kali Puja and Diwali celebrations and threatened to damage winter crops worth crores, State Irrigation Minister Rajib Banerjee said. What was worse the bad weather was likely to continue...

Parrikar defends scrapping of literary awards

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | Mayabhushan | Panaji

Rejecting allegations made against his Government that Goa’s State literary awards were scrapped, after a book of poems which criticised the influential Gaud Saraswat Brahmin community in Goa was shortlisted for the same, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday clarified that the awards were declared “null and void” because of...

No beef ban in Meghalaya, asserts BJP

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | Shillong

The BJP on Friday said there would not be any beef ban in Meghalaya and alleged that the Congress was “misleading” the people on the issue to gain political mileage ahead of the Assembly elections next year. The Centre has not imposed any beef ban in Meghalaya, State BJP president Shibun...

Stalin soon to undertake Namukku Naame Yatra

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | Kumar Chellappan | Chennai

The DMK, the principal Opposition party in Tamil Nadu, has got into an election mode past the Diwali celebrations. Party sources said on Friday that MK Stalin, working president of the DMK who is also the Leader of the Opposition, would soon undertake a Namukku Naame (we for ourselves) Yatra...

Chakma body slams Khandu

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

Chakma National Council of India (CNCI), the apex organisation spearheading the rights of the Chakmas in India, has urged the Chief Minister of Arunachal Pradesh, Pema Khandu to stop his malicious propaganda of projecting all Chakmas of Arunachal Pradesh as criminals and urged him to take the lead in solving...

PM to visit Guj on Oct 22 to launch several projects

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | Ahmedabad

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit poll-bound Gujarat on October 22 for the third time this month, where he will inaugurate and lay foundation stones for a number of projects in Bhavnagar and Vadodara districts. Modi will inaugurate the first phase of the Rs 615 crore roll-on roll-off...

1 killed, 5 injured as protest turns violent

Saturday, 21 Oct 2017 | PTI | Samastipur (Bihar)

One person was killed and at least five others were injured on Friday when police allegedly opened fire on protesters for torching the force's vehicles and attempting to set ablaze a police station in Samastipur district. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ordered an inquiry into the incident that...


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22 Oct 2017 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi

We think that by thinking endlessly, we can find solutions to all our problems, having a wrong idea about our capacity or intelligence. These also are severely limited...

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Rape victim commits suicide

24 Oct 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

A girl of around 18 years who was allegedly sexually assaulted at a sugarcane field by one of her relatives committed suicide by hanging herself from ceiling fan at her residence on Monday. No suicide note was received from the house, said police...

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