Mamata raises NRC again, calls RSS for terror outfit

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee once again attacked the BJP on Tuesday for alleged arbitrary implementation of NRC regime in Assam with an aim to disfranchise genuine citizens of India. Firing fresh salvos at BJP president Amit Shah for allegedly planning the “despicable act” of ethnic cleansing in Assam by throwing...

Tight security in Kashmir ahead of I-Day

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Security was beefed up in Kashmir Valley ahead of Independence Day celebrations to thwart militants’ attempts to create disturbances on the crucial day being observed in the State under the Governor’s rule. Governor NN Vohra would unfurl Tricolour at Srinagar’s Sher-e-Kashmir International Cricket Stadium, first time away from the traditional Baskhsi...

Cong dares PM to dissolve LS

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress has dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to dissolve the Lok Sabha early and announce general elections along with polls in four States where the terms of the Assemblies end this year. Congress general secretary Ashok Gehlot said postponing the upcoming State Assembly elections and conducting these with Lok Sabha polls...

Rupee fall due to economic mismanagement of Modi Govt, alleges Congress

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress on Tuesday alleged that Rs Modinomics’ has wreaked havoc for India’s Economy and left it in dire straits. The party said a falling rupee is the stark symbol of the abject failures and economic mismanagement of the Modi Government. “Modi Made Disaster of Demonetisation’, ‘Implementation of a flawed GST’, ‘Tax...

SC to hear TN’s plea against NGT order giving Vedanta access to Tuticorin plant

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Tuesday agreed to hear on August 17 the plea of Tamil Nadu Government challenging an order of the National Green Tribunal allowing mining major Vedanta access to the administrative unit inside its closed Sterlite copper plant at Tuticorin in the State. A bench comprising Chief Justice...

Rlys revised timetable: Many new niche trains on cards

Wednesday, 15 Aug 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

In a good news for passengers, Indian railways is all set to introduce more of its niche trains — Antyodaya Express, Uday Express and Tejas Express — during the next few months, according to the new time table — Trains at a Glance (TAG) — to be released on Wednesday. A...

Mamata calls BJP anti-Bengal party

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | PNS | Kolkata

Once again firing a barrage of salvos at the BJP, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday told the State Assembly that it was a party which was anti-Bengal and that it was trying to vitiate the cultural ambience of the State. Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit...

Maha ATS unearths mini pistol-making unit, seizes arms

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Four days after they busted a terror conspiracy, arrested three right-wing activists and seized explosives and other materials, Maharashtra’s Anti- Terrorism Squad (ATS) sleuths have unearthed a mini pistol-assembling unit, recovered more arms and ammunition, and are investigating the arrested persons' links in Uttar Pradesh and Assam. Intensifying their investigations...

2 Kerala church priests surrender in rape case

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Two of the four priests of the Kerala-based Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church, who have been accused of sexually abusing a woman parishioner by blackmailing her using her confession secret, surrendered on Monday. The other two priests accused in the case were arrested more than a month ago. First accused Fr Abraham...

More landslides hit Kerala as rain fury continues

Tuesday, 14 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Fresh landslides hit different areas of northern Kerala on Monday just as people were beginning to come out of the anxiety caused by the monsoon fury of five consecutive days that has caused unimaginable devastation even as controls were imposed on the visit by devotees to the famous Lord Ayyappa...


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K’taka CM plants paddy saplings in solidarity with agriculturists

12 Aug 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy who is facing wrath from the farmers in the State, in an appealing gesture planted paddy saplings in solidarity on Saturday. He chose Aralukuppe village in Mandya district the heart land of vokkaliga politics sowed paddy saplings in a muddied agriculture field amidst a large gathering...

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Cooperation of all necessary to achieve target: Ramsheela Sahu

15 Aug 2018 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

State of Chhattisgarh is moving faster from malnutrition to normal. But on the path, to achieve the target cooperation of all is required, said women and child development minister Ramsheela Sahu...

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