Date wise Archive

Kalyani (WB)

Two persons were killed and one was injured when a four wheeler fell in a ditch and overturned along NH 34 at Mahanala in Nadia district today, the police said.

Bhubaneswar

With the Special Vigilance Court rejecting bail application of arrested IAS officer Partha Sarathi Mishra, the Odisha government today placed him under suspension.

Morigaon

Assam BJP MLA Rama Kanta Deuri has denied his presence in a purported video showing him in a compromising position, claiming it is a political conspiracy against him. The video has gone viral over several local television channels.

Guwahati

No toilet, no nikah. Maulvis and muftis in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab have decided not to solemnise marriage in a house where there is no toilet.

Kolkata

A US Peace Corps Volunteers' veteran (RPT veteran) has said that there have been some great changes in the rural pockets of West Bengal since the Peace Corps' last visit to the state five decades ago.

BERHAMPUR (ODISHA)

With sudden rise in the day temperature, the visiting migratory birds to famous Chilika lake in Odisha have begun the long journey back home.

Kolkata

Film actor turned BJP leader Locket Chatterjee today alleged that she was getting less number of offers as the Bengali film industry, popularly known as Tollywood, has become thoroughly politicised.

Jalpaiguri

Another person was arrested on charge of selling 17 children in Jalpaiguri district today taking the total number of arrests in the case to 2.

Kolkata

A middle-aged person allegedly committed suicide jumping in front of a metro train at Girish Park Station disrupting metro services for nearly an hour today.

BANKURA (WB)

Eight persons were today arrested on charge of raping a girl and beating up her male friend at Jagdollah in Bankura district.

Report by: 
V SENTHIL KUMAR

While the UT Administration has initiated a series of projects as part of implementation of the flagship scheme launched by the premier, Mr Narendra Modi in 2014, shortage of public toilets is impeding execution of the Swachh Bharat Mission at Rangat in Middle Andaman region.

Report by: 
BALRAM SINGH

The tsunami victims sheltered in the permanent shelters at Chingam Basti here are living under constant fear of disaster striking them in the form of giant trees falling on their houses during cyclonic weather. As part of the tsunami rehabilitation programme, permanent shelters were provided to tsunami victims in different parts of the Great Nicobar region.

Port Blair

The Vice President of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), Mr Sanjay Singh has hailed the efforts of the Lt Governor of these islands towards curbing alcohol and tobacco menace. In a letter, Mr Singh said that the decisions is for the betterment of the society and the Lt.

Port Blair

The District Administration of  North and Middle Andaman will hold a special Medical camp for identifying eligible disabled persons for implementation of Centrally sponsored scheme for providing physical aids and assisted-living devices to senior citizens belonging to

Port Blair

‘Jaagrit’, the 11th Techno Sports Fest of BRAIT was conducted in the Netaji Stadium with full fervour and enthuaism on Saturday.

Port Blair

The NGO, DISHA, a unit of Don Bosco Institute, organized Children Programme at Don Bosco Multipurpose Hall, Surabi, Caddlegunj. Mr. Melsingh, Associate Towns & Country Planner CE office, APWD was the chief guest.

Port Blair

The Department of Fisheries has asked the owners or persons in-charge of sport/game fishing vessels not to use or allow their fishing vessels to be used for any activity other than fishing sport/game.

Port Blair

To encourage employers to voluntarily come forward and declare details of all such employees, who were entitled for membership between 01.04.2009  to 31.12.2016 under the EPF & MP Act' 1952 but could not be enrolled, the Govt.

Port Blair

Dr. Jayanta Samanta, Gastroenterologist of  Medica Super Speciality Hospital, Kolkata will be rendering super-speciality services in Gastroenterology at GB Pant Hospital, Port Blair from February 22 to 24.

Author: 
Debkumar Bhadra

It was Sunday and I thought it would be a nice idea to spend the holiday exploring the natural environment at Mount Harriet. The thought was driven by the fact that, I could not say no to an offer to trek to Kala Pathar with Ollie, the man who loves rocks. We decided to start early in the morning so that we could devote ample time exploring the nature and also spend some time searching for the inscription that finds mention in the letter written by Rev Thomas L. J.

Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has issued a strong warning to those in Kashmir Valley who are attacking security forces during anti-militancy operations. He has said that in future the army will take ‘tough action’ against them. But in doing so the General, perhaps inadvertently, made an admission that the local population is preventing the army from conducting operations and “at times even helping the terrorists to escape.” This is the crux of the problem.

Author: 
Amitabh Kant

India is making an attempt to transition to a digital payment, less cash economy. Given that only a meagre percentage of our population pays taxes, the nation’s economy also grows as more and more transactions come under banking and taxation system through digital payments. Besides, corruption in public life and governance is oiled by cash, so as we move towards a less-cash society, this anonymity which a corrupt entity enjoys by using cash goes away. Moreover, cash printing and its distribution is extremely expensive.

Author: 
G. Srinivasan

A tech-start up for the benefit of users worldwide such as Uber, literally meant upstart, to deliver a sharing economy that had left a profoundly disruptive impact to the existing business model that was following business-as-usual approach is now in the thick of news in India. The ongoing strike by thousands of Uber and Ola drivers in Delhi and Haryana demanding better pay had dislocated the ride-hailing services that had all but decimated traditional taxi and auto rickshaw operators with their relatively inexpensive fares for far too long.

Chief of Army Staff Gen Bipin Rawat has issued a strong warning to those in Kashmir Valley who are attacking security forces during anti-militancy operations. He has said that in future the army will take ‘tough action’ against them. But in doing so the General, perhaps inadvertently, made an admission that the local population is preventing the army from conducting operations and “at times even helping the terrorists to escape.” This is the crux of the problem.

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