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Bengal Police on NIA radar

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Rakesh K Singh/ Saugar Sengupta/Omer Farooq | New Delhi/Kolkata/ Hyderabad

The NIA has concluded that the two persons killed in the Burdwan blast on October 2 were Bangladeshi citizens, Shakil Ahmed and Suvon Mondal, who were preparing the IEDs for supplying them to Bangladesh and that there were lapses on the part of the State Government and the police in…

TMC goons bomb cops for daring to raid terror hub

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

West Bengal on Friday continued to hit the headlines for yet another bomb-related act of violence when four people, including the circle inspector and the officer in-charge of Parui police station in Birbhum district, got seriously injured after bombs were hurled at them. The villagers were, allegedly, provoked by Trinamool…

Fadnavis certain to be new Maha CM

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

With the central leadership of the party giving its formal nod, Maharashtra’s BJP MLAs will meet on Monday to elect State party president Devendra Fadnavis as its legislature party leader, thus paving the way for him to become the Chief Minister. The Government formation process has picked up momentum after the…

HM walks the talk: 54 outposts in Arunachal

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | PNS | Greater Noida

Undeterred by China’s objections to development of border areas, the Centre on Friday announced setting up of 54 new border outposts and a Rs175-crore package for beefing up the infrastructure along the border in Arunachal Pradesh. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made the announcement at a function of the ITBP where…

Two fidayeen on prowl; 4 airports put on high alert

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | PNS | Gandhinagar/Kochi/ New Delhi

Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Kolkata and Kochi airports have been put on high alert following an Intelligence input that two suicide bombers will try to board two Air India flights scheduled for early morning departures on Saturday. The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has alerted that the two bombers could board…

Agencies differ on Diwali pollution level

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

Air and noise pollution levels touched alarming levels in the national Capital on Diwali despite all the advertisements and pleas by the Government, as well as, civil society organisations requesting people to say no to crackers. Scientists from System of Air quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR) said the Respirable…

Adarsh Gram Yojana fires up Bhatti

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

The Bhatti Village — long forgotten by planners in Delhi — has finally received its due attention. The village on the edge of South Delhi will be developed as the city’s first model village under the Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) as South Delhi MP Ramesh Bidhuri has adopted the…

Paanwala taken on power trip with Rs132-crore bill

Saturday, 25 Oct 2014 | IANS | Chandigarh

A paan or betel-leaf seller in Haryana has got a shocker of an electricity bill this Diwali. His bill is a whopping over Rs132 crore. Rajesh, who runs a shop in Gohana town in Sonipat district, has got the electricity bill of Rs132.29 crore for the month of October. “I was shocked…

Diwali break for Maha politics

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | TN Raghunatha/Deepak Upreti | Mumbai/New Delhi

The ice between the two erstwhile saffron alliance partners the BJP and Shiv Sena has been broken with the latter making the first move towards mending fences and expressing its readiness to be part of the new BJP-led Government in Maharashtra. Post-Diwali break, from Monday onwards, formal talks will begin between…

CBI names Saradha chief, TMC MP Ghosh; who next?

Thursday, 23 Oct 2014 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

The CBI on Wednesday filed the first chargesheet in the Saradha mulit-crore chit fund case naming three prime accused Sudipto Sen, Debjani Mukherjee and suspended Trinamool MP Kunal Ghosh and their companies. The CBI said more names would be added in the supplementary chargesheets that would follow “in due course.” Though…

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Pakistan’s Kashmir gambit

19 Oct 2014 | Col Vivek Chadha (retd)

It is clear that India is in a position to manage status quo in J&K. It is also evident that Pakistan is in no position to alter it...

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