Date wise Archive


West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today said that three new districts would be created in the state - Kalimpong, Asansol and Jhargram.


Union minister kiren Rijiju today said Hindu population was reducing in India as they "never convert people", while minorities are flourishing unlike some other countries, in remarks that can stoke a controversy.


The iconic Singur movement would be introduced in the history syllabus of schools run by the West Bengal government from this year, West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee today said.


The commando unit of the Kolkata Police today participated in a mock drill jointly with the National Security Guard to prepare for any terror attack on the city as alerted by the Centre from time to time.


The wife of a sitting Madras High Court judge today moved Supreme Court seeking protection from "scurrilous attacks" by Calcutta High Court judge Justice C S Karnan and charging him with "continously harrassing" her, her husband and their children.


NIA has recorded the statement of a suspended Maharashtra ATS officer who made a sensational claim before a court that two absconding accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case were dead.


Days after Uddhav Thackeray put the BJP-led Maharashtra government on "notice period", Shiv Sena today claimed the people are ready for mid-term polls and its ministers are waiting for the party chief's signal to quit.


Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar today said his government would file a review petition in Supreme Court over its order banning sale of liquor along state and national highways.


Agitated locals along with members of a Hindu outfit today protested and blocked the Mohan Nagar-Wazirabad road after a cow carcass was found at a village here.

Etawah (UP)

Samajwadi Party leader Shivpal Yadav today said he has not formed any party yet but will strengthen the organisation after March 11, when the results of Uttar Pradesh polls are out. "I have not formed any party yet.


The Congress has asked the Jammu and Kashmir government to conduct a probe into the killing of two civilians in Kulgam district and bring those responsible to book. "The incident is most unfortunate and unacceptable.


The National Green Tribunal has directed inspection of 'kolhus' used for crushing sugarcane in Uttar Pradesh after a plea alleged that these "unregulated" units were major contributors to air and water pollution.


The Kerala High Court today deferred till February 16 the hearing on a revision petition filed by the CBI, challenging a special court verdict discharging Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and six others in a case related to alleged corruption in a hydel project deal wi


Bowing to public pressure, a bill to legalise traditional buffalo race "Kambala" and bullock cart races in Karnataka was passed by the state Assembly today with all parties backing the move.


The Centre will take a call on raising the income ceiling for availing reservation benefits under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category only after the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.Currently, a 27-per cent quota in government jobs and seats in educational institutes


Assam government today said it will consider the inclusion of various tribal dominated areas under the Sixth Schedule of the Constitution.


Union human resource development minister Prakash Javadekar todayt said that he was confident of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) forming the next ministry in Manipur after the state Assembly elections.


Publicly acknowledging his good relationship with BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, chief minister Nitish Kumar today said Sinha's proposal of setting up a film city at Rajgir is "very much alive" and being processed.


S N Agrawal, general manager, South Eastern Railway (SER) felicitated four employees who dedicated themselves to render the safety related works round the clock even during critical situation and bad climate.


As a result of the intensive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  February 3 to 9.


Visva Bharati University, Santiniketan and Indian Army’s Eastern Command signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for Educational Cooperation today at Fort William, Kolkata.


The bandh called by Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) Kohima and Joint Coordination Committee (JCC) demanding chief minister T R Zeliang's resignation affected normal life in Nagaland today even as no untoward incident was reported.


A 13-year-old girl was allegedly hacked to death by a youth after she rejected his advances at Chakchaka village in Alipurduar district, police said today.


The meeting of the Joint Monitoring Group (JMG) to discuss the repatriation of Bru refugees from the six relief camps in Tripura to Mizoram was "inconclusive" as Bru representatives refused to budge from their demands, official sources said here today.

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Explosion on a boat injured two fishermen in the city on Monday. G Adi Narayana, son of G Guna Rao suffered 60 percent of burn injuries and is currently undergoing treatment at GB Pant Hospital, while the other identified as Kadiresan, son of Hadikalam suffered minor burns in the mishap.

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While thousands of domestic and foreign tourists return with pleasant memories of the scenic Andaman and Nicobar Islands, but unfortunately for some, a trip to some exotic locations here takes a tragic turn. In a latest incident, a tourist from Nagpur lost his life after drowning in the sea at North Bay on Monday.

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2 booked for molesting Junglighat woman

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Acting promptly on the report published in The Echo of India, the North Andaman Construction Division, Mayabunder has floated re-tenders for construction of the Mortuary for Primary Health Centre, Tugapur. According to reports, the APWD Division has expedited efforts for early completion of the Mortuary building for the benefit of the villagers in the region.

Port Blair

Aimed at promoting and marketing handicraft products manufactured by the Self Help Groups of Neil Island, the NABARD in collaboration with the Yuvasakthi has inaugurated a Rural Mart at Neil Kendra on Sunday.

Port Blair

It is brought to the notice of all the wholesale distributors, FPS licensee and PDS beneficiaries of SKO (Kerosene Oil) of Andaman and Nicobar Islands that consequent upon enhancement in the wholesale dealers’ commission and Ex-Storage Point price on PDS kerosene oil