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Panaji

The Bombay High Court has directed the Goa government to inform it of its stand in view of the Supreme Court judgement making it mandatory to convene a session of the Legislative Assembly within six months of its last sitting.

Port Blair

Former chief minister N D Tiwari today sought an extension of the deadline set by Uttarakhand High Court to vacate the official bungalow allotted to him, saying he cannot shift out due to infirmities of old age and prevailing cold.

Farrukhabad/Hardoi (UP)

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav today said that "blood pressure" of opposition leaders has shot up after the first phase of Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. "After the first phase of polls, the language of opponents has changed. Blood pressure of some has also increased.

NEW DELHI

Decks were today cleared for prosecution of Rajendra Kumar, former Principal Secretary to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a corruption case, after the Centre accorded sanction for it. The Centre also rejected the IAS officer's plea for voluntary retirement.

Lucknow

Widening its probe, the ED will soon seek custody of the arrested accused in the alleged Rs 3,700 crore ponzi scam case perpetrated by seeking fake social media 'likes' from lakhs of gullible investors by a Noida-based firm.

Patna

Senior Bihar BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today demanded a thorough probe by CBI or by any other independent agency into the Bihar Staff Selection Commission's (BSSC) paper leak scam.

Jamshedpur

A woman Maoist leader, carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on her head was arrested from Tansia village in Naxal-affected Seraikela-Kharswan district, police said today.

Bhubaneswar

The Odisha State Election Commission (SEC) today said all arrangements are in place for the second phase polling for panchayat elections scheduled to be held across 65 blocks on Wednesday.

Kolkata

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today said science films play an instrumental role in bringing about a change in society.

Kolkata

For the convenience of the travelling public, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to provide two minutes stoppage of 12443/12444 Haldia-Anand Vihar Express at Khanoodih w.e.f 15.02.17 on experimental basis for a period of six months.

Dhanbad

A woman gave birth to quadruplets (four children) at a private hospital in Dhanbad district.

Aizawl

Assam Rifles have captured three leaders of the militant United Democratic Liberation Army (UDLA) and handed them over to Assam Police, officials said on Monday.

Bhubaneswar

In a bid to clear additional rush of passengers during summer season, the Railways has decided to run summer special trains to different destinations of the country from and through East Coast Railway (ECoR) jurisdiction by creating extra berths.

Author: 
B K Chum

Some elections acquire unusual significance. February 4 Punjab Assembly election was one of them for a number of reasons. Its outcome will decide the political future of the 90-year-old five-time chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, as his age factor may act against his contesting 2022 poll.

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

The massive push for digital transactions and less-cash society ostensibly to fight black money menace may soon have few takers as digital payments have started dropping after their initial rise in November and December, following selective demonetization of high-value currencies. If the latest representative Reserve Bank data is any indication, the government’s campaign for digital transfers is not cutting much ice with the general public. The easing cash supply situation is slowing down digital transactions.

The Supreme Court has rung down the curtains on the sordid political drama that was going on in Tamil Nadu for about a fortnight. It has put paid to the dream of Sasikala to become chief minister as the natural heir to Amma. She has been held guilty in the disproportionate assets case, sentenced to serve a prison term of four years, pay a fine of Rs. 10 crores and been debarred from contesting elections for ten years. Sasikala’s fate has been decided but who will be the next chief minister is still uncertain.

Today State BJP chief questioned Nobel Laureate's contribution to society
Report by: 
Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay

The RSS today dissociated itself from the derogatory remarks of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh against Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen by calling it absolutely `undesirable' and `uncalled for'. The oprganisation of which Ghosh was a pracharak before he was anointed state BJP chief even called indirectly the party chief's educational background in question.

Today State BJP chief questioned Nobel Laureate's contribution to society
Report by: 
Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay

The RSS today dissociated itself from the derogatory remarks of BJP state president Dilip Ghosh against Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen by calling it absolutely `undesirable' and `uncalled for'. The oprganisation of which Ghosh was a pracharak before he was anointed state BJP chief even called indirectly the party chief's educational background in question.

SC likely to pronounce verdict in DA case
Report by: 
Agencies

The all-important Supreme Court verdict, which will decide the future of AIADMK supremo VK Sasikala, locked in a battle for chief ministership with O Pannerselvam, is set to be pronounced on Tuesday.

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