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Bhubaneswar

With post-poll violence continuing unabated across Odisha after the Panchayat elections, Opposition BJP today staged a demonstration before the Odisha Assembly protesting police inaction.

Imphal

The Election Commission is confident that the economic blockade in Manipur will not impact the poll process in the state and has made all arrangements to ensure free and fair elections.

Imphal

Despite a fatwa being issued against her for contesting election, Manipur's first Muslim woman candidate Najima Bibi said she wants to continue her fight against domestic violence and work for uplift of Muslim women.

Kohima

Shurhozelie Liezietsu today took oath as the new chief minister of Nagaland heading a 12-member Democratic Alliance of Nagaland (DAN) ministry.

Bhubaneswar

Ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today asked party MLAs not to be disheartened by the trends emerging from the Odisha panchayat elections and take it as a wake-up call.

Shillong

Central excise and service tax commissioner Gaigongdin Panmei today expressed concern at the lack of tax grievance redressal system in North-Eastern  (N-E) states called for to set it up before the GST rolled out later this year.

Ranchi

Opposition parties as well as some ministers in Jharkhand have opposed the Raghubar Das-led state government's move to sell liquor through its own outlets to generate revenue.

Patna

Bihar Congress vice-president Brajesh Kumar alias Brajesh Pandey, booked in a case of sexual exploitation of a minor girl, resigned on Tuesday. The victim is the daughter of a former state minister, who is also from Congress.

Author: 
Harihar Swarup

It may look a little early but one has the premonition that in Punjab, Amrinder Singh is becoming the Chief Minister and in Uttar Pradesh Rahul Gandhi—Akhlesh Yadav combination is heading for a victory. In that event Akhilesh will be the chief minister for the second term. The split in the Samajwadi Party and virtual breakup of the SP has helped Akhilesh and boosted his image sky high.

Author: 
L S Herdenia

It might have been highly embarrassing moment for RSS Chief Dr. Mohan Bhagwat that during his presence in Madhya Pradesh MP cops busted a ISI spy ring operating in the state which is ruled by RSS blue eyed boy Shivraj Singh Chouhan.

When there is a law, there would surely be a flaw in it to escape it. The truth of it is being underlined every day, mostly by the politicians. The Election Commission and the Supreme Court have said a firm ‘No’ to saying anything in election propaganda that raises caste or communal issues and seeks to polarize the electorate on such issues. But the politicians are a far clever lot than members of the judiciary or the poll panel.

State gives official status to Kurukh language
Report by: 
Agencies

Paying her tribute to the martyrs of the 1952 Language Movement (Bhasha Shahids) on the occasion of International Mother Language Day, West Bengal chief minister today said all languages are equal and mother tongue should be used to express one's views.

Microsoft CEO meets PM, IT minister; discusses digital inclusion
Report by: 
Agencies

Amid the Trump Administration's move to curb H1B visas that will impact India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today pressed the US to have a "balanced and farsighted perspective" on the movement of skilled professionals.

NEW DELHI

Amar Singh, who has been sidelined after the family feud cropped up in Samajwadi Party, today claimed that party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav actually scripted the bitter acrimony between his son and chief minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle Shivpal Yadav.

Kolkata

The charred body of Partha Dey, who in June 2015 was found to be living with the skeletons of his elder sister and two pet dogs, was recovered today from a flat in the port area of the city.

EC pushes for early MHA decision on draft bill
Report by: 
Agencies

Majority of the states have supported a proposal to make bribery during elections a 'cognisable' offence which the Election Commission feels would check use of money power in polls.

Jalpaiguri

The district magistrate of Jalpaiguri, Rachna Bhagat, has issued a show cause notice to the district child protection officer (DCPO) of Jalpaiguri, Sasmita Ghosh, in view of the alleged child trafficking case here.

Kolkata

The West Bengal cabinet today approved the state government's project for supplying LPG through pipelines to every household. The approval was given today at a meeting which was presided over by chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

NEW DELHI

The Railways has finalised the detailed project report (DPR) for an ambitious project aiming at running trains at 160 kmh on two busy corridors.

Full year standalone PAT increases by 20%
Report by: 
EOI CORRESPONDENT

In the December quarter, Ambuja Cement’s net profit after tax increased by 60% as compared to the corresponding quarter of the previous year as a result of lower tax charge. On a full year basis, net profit after tax increased by 20%.

Kolkata

RailYatri.in, a train travel marketplace, has recently launched milk delivery service for train travellers. For the first time in India, warm milk will be delivered in specially designed spill-proof thermo packages.

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI

Essel Mining’s Koira Iron Ore Mine was accorded the 5 Star Rating by the Indian Bureau of Mines, Ministry of Mines, Government of India at the recently held ‘2nd National Conclave on Mines & Minerals’ in Delhi.

Mumbai

N Chandrasekaran Tuesday took over as Chairman of Tata Sons, promising disciplined capital allocation and shareholder returns in group companies, while exhorting them to "lead, not follow."

Mumbai

Taking over the reins Chandrasekaran Tuesday called for more rigour in capital allocation so as to enhance shareholder value as also individual businesses of the conglomerate topping in their sectors.

NEW DELHI

Reliance Jio has crossed the 100 million customers mark in 170 days of launch, its Chairman Mukesh Ambani said on Tuesday as he announced a slew of offers, including 20 per cent more data than any rival from April.

NEW DELHI

State-owned carrier Air India has put on sale two more Dreamliners (Boeing 787-800) to raise USD 250 million (nearly Rs 1,700 crore) for the repayment of short-term loan availed earlier for purchasing these planes.

Kolkata

The South Eastern Railway has scored the highest among 16 railway zones in performance rating by the Ministry of Railways across different sectors like freight loading and passenger traffic.

NEW DELHI

Slapping a penalty on Unitech Resorts for delaying handing over of flats, the Supreme Court on Monday directed it to deposit 14 per cent interest on Rs 16.55 crore invested by 39 home buyers with it.

NEW DELHI

FMCG major Nestle Monday said it has taken Rs 100 crore hit on sales due to demonetisation and the sector will take another six months to overcome the impact of the government’s move to scarp old high value notes.

Hyderabad

Noted economist and retired Special Chief Secretary of the undivided State of Andhra Pradesh, V K Srinivasan, passed away here on Monday after a cardiac arrest. He was 76 and is survived by a daughter and a son, family sources said.

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