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New Delhi/ Kolkata
The Trinamool Congress (TMC) today took its protest against arrest of its leader in Lok Sabha, Sudip Bandyopadhyay, to the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) as its MPs and slogan-shouting supporters managed to sneak into the high- security zone and reach right in front
Kolkata

In the backdrop of the attack on BJP office here allegedly by people carrying TMC flags, West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi today said irrespective of political attachment a state government should ensure law and order.

NEW DELHI

Claiming that West Bengal is facing a total law-and-order breakdown, a BJP delegation today met Union home minister Rajnath Singh and demanded that the Centre review the situation in the state.

NEW DELHI

Opposition parties today moved the Election Commission objecting to the presentation of the Union Budget on February 1 ahead of the Assembly elections in five states and demanded that the government be asked to defer the annual exercise till March 8, the last day of v

NEW DELHI

Ahead of crucial upcoming Assembly polls in five states, the Supreme Court today said it would "soon constitute" a five-judge bench to decide questions like whether people facing trial in serious crime cases can be allowed to contest and at which stage of trial, a law

Kolkata

The West Bengal government today claimed that no CBI probe was required into the Narada tapes as Mathew Samuel, who conducted the alleged sting operation, could not establish any demand for bribe from any Trinamool Congress leader purportedly appearing in the videos.

Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said religion means brotherhood and unity, while addressing a gathering here on the occasion of 350th birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh. "Religion doesn't mean violence.

Report by: 
Debanjan Mukherjee

Taking lesson from the incident of Khagragarh that shook the state in October 2014 and arrest of a JMB member from Burdwan station a few months back, the West Bengal government has formed a district level intelligence unit or local intelligence unit, which will work for gathering intelligence input on grass root level.

NEW DELHI

The Election Commission has told the Supreme Court that it must be made mandatory for the candidates to disclose their sources of income along with that of their spouse and dependents at the time of filing nomination to bring transparency in the election process.

NEW DELHI

Can sex with wife, who is above 15 and below 18 years of age, be termed as sexual assault under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act in the event of glaring inconsistency with IPC which does not hold it as rape, the Supreme Court today posed thi

Chandigarh
Sponsored advertisements on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter would be included in the total election expenditure of a candidate, an election commission spokesman said today.
Lucknow

Fortifying his grip over Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh Yadav today appointed party heads in seven more districts, a day after announcing new chiefs for four districts.

NEW DELHI

The second part of Parliament's Budget Session is likely to start from March 9, a day after the last phase of voting in the Assembly polls, and will end on April 13.

NEW DELHI

BJP today dubbed as "anti-poor and anti-farmers" the Opposition for its protests against the proposal to start the Budget session from January 31 but suggested no announcements specific to five poll-bound states may be made when Union budget is presented on February 1

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today dismissed pleas, including that of Rajya Sabha MP and expelled AIADMK leader Sasikala Pushpa, seeking a CBI probe or a judicial investigation by an apex court judge into the death of J Jayalalithaa.

Bengaluru
Under attack over his controversial remarks on New Year eve molestation here, Karnataka home minister G Parameshwara today asserted that he was committed to protection of women and suspected a "hidden agenda" behind highlighting the incident.
Hyderabad

A top Indian Army official today said the "discourse" in Jammu and Kashmir is shifting to "primacy of Islam over Azadi" adding to complexities in dealing with sectarian faultlines in the border state.

NEW DELHI

Plans are on the anvil to bring in a shift in the counter-insurgency strategy in Kashmir in which "false" propaganda inspiring youth to take up arms will be targeted rather than individuals alone, says new Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat.

Lucknow

BSP today surged ahead of its rivals by declaring names of its official candidates for 100 of the 403 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, giving over one third to Muslims.

Chennai

DMK treasurer M K Stalin today made a fervent appeal to cadres to work unitedly and end intra-party rivalry, asserting that only their party had the ability to usher in a "new, egalitarian" Tamil Nadu, a day after he was named as the party's Working President.

Puducherry/New Delhi

In an escalation of tense ties with the Congress government in Puducherry, Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today cancelled the order of chief minister V Narayanasamy banning the use of social media for official communication.

Mumbai

Ramdas Athavale-led Republican Party of India (A) would contest forthcoming elections to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) with BJP on the seat-sharing formula of 60 seats out of total 227.

Srinagar

A senior leader of the ruling PDP in Jammu and Kashmir today urged the Union government to address the issues troubling the state by resuming dialogue with "all the stakeholders" including separatists, and with Pakistan.

Chennai

Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Government to file an affidavit within four weeks regarding steps taken by it to prevent suicides of farmers in the state.

Hyderabad

An advocate from Bihar, who was arrested in connection with the leakage of TS EAMCET-II medical question papers died while undergoing treatment at a state-run hospital here, Telangana Police said today.

Kolkata

Asserting that during the Communist Party of India (Marxist) rule there was free hand to goons, Union minister of state and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babul Supriyo today alleged that under the regime of the Trinamool Congress (TMC), hooliganism has been taken to

Bhubaneswar

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Nayna Bandyopadhyay today met her husband Sudip Bandyopadhyay at the CBI office here and later, alleged that the arrested TMC MP was a "victim of political vendetta".

Patna

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today showered fulsome praise on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for launching a movement against liquor and appealed to all to make prohibition a grand success, weeks after he lauded the JD-U chief for supporting demonetisation

Kolkata

A group here was allegedly denied permission to organise a seminar on refugees of Balochistan and Kashmir after a club hosting the program said the police was "not willing" to show a green signal, "apprehending that it might create problems in the city".

Itanagar

Arunachal Pradesh Governor V Shanmuganathan and chief minister Pema Khandu extended their warm greetings to the people of the state today on the auspicious occasion of Si Donyi, the most important festival of the Tagin tribe.

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