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‘Pull off 2nd parivartan, overthrow TMC’

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday came, saw and conquered a politically significant chunk of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s home constituency at Bhawanipore where he called upon a huge gathering of have-nots to pull off a second parivartan by overthrowing the oppressive Trinamool Congress. Shah, who, later in the evening, enthralled...

Brahm Sammelan planned in Guj

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Though they don’t have much political weight in Gujarat compared to powerful Patidar community, a three-day long event — Brahm Sammelan — has been planned by the community starting from Friday in the wake of upcoming Assembly polls at GMDC Ground in Ahmedabad from where Hardik Patel’s agitation kicked off. The...

Kerala CPM censures Min over dirty comments

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

The CPI(M)’s Kerala State Committee on Wednesday decided to publicly censure its senior leader and State Power Minister MM Mani, who had made some extremely dirty remarks last week against a forum of women tea estate workers of Munnar and some Revenue Department officials who had carried out an anti-encroachment...

Social networking sites blocked in J&K for a month

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

To counter new ‘wave of terror’ making its way through various social networking platforms and polluting the young minds through indirect ‘coercion’ Mehbooba Mufti-led alliance Government on Wednesday directed internet service providers to block these popular platforms for a period of at least one month across Kashmir Valley. The crack down...

2 die as training aircraft crashes

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | PNS | Mumbai

Two persons — a flying instructor and a trainee female co-pilot of National Flying Training Institute (NFTI)—were killed on Wednesday, when the aircraft in which they were travelling crashed in Wainganga River near Gondia district in eastern Maharashtra. The aircraft (DA 42 Nike) was on a training for the NFTI,...

V-P: Majority of Indians wedded to secularism

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Vineeta Pandey | Yerevan

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said despite having societal differences, which at times leads to religious violence also, secularism remains the basic character of Indian Constitution and a great majority of Indians remain committed to a just society. The Vice Presiden made this statement in response to a question by...

Plaints against corrupt Rly officials: Modi for strictest action against guilty

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a serious view of the “large number of complaints” about “corrupt practices” of Railway officials and directed strictest possible action against those found guilty. He asked the Indian Railways to work towards a unified single telephone number for all grievances and queries and in...

CBI books its DSP on bribe charge

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

CBI on Wednesday booked one of its DSPs, awarded for President’s Police Medal, for demanding bribe. Neeraj Agarwal, posted as DSP in the Mumbai unit of the agency, has been charged with criminal conspiracy and demanding a bribe of Rs 50 lakh from a bank cashier to help him in...

Ahead of PM Modi’s Kedarnath visit, restoration work gets final touch

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | Archana Jyoti | New Delhi

In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to the 2013 flood-hit Kedarnath temple in Uttarakhand on May 3, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI), under the Union Culture Ministry, is giving final touches to the restoration work it has done so far. The ASI said 70 per cent...

Jadhav case: India hands over mother’s appeal to Pak

Thursday, 27 Apr 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

India on Wednesday handed over to Pakistan an appeal by the mother of retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death by a military court, to the appellate court, initiating a process to get his conviction overturned. The appeal on behalf of Jadhav was given to Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Tehmina...


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Declining population worries South Korea

30 Apr 2017 | Rajaram Panda

Though immigration is a sensitive issue for all societies, the new President shall be well advised to open this frontier to counter the population decline, writes RAJARAM PANDA First, South Korea followed Japan’s path of registering rapid economic growth in the 1960s to the 1970s. And emerged as one of the Four Tigers along with Hong Kong, Singapore and Taiwan as new growth centres in Asia, in the flying geese pattern...

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Bargarh cops loot C’garh trader; three detained

30 Apr 2017 | PNS | BARGARH

It’s shocking to learn that four police personnel allegedly looted Rs 3.02 lakh from a businessman in Bargarh district on the night of April 23...

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