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Chandigarh

Delhi university student Gurmehar Kaur issue rocked the Haryana Assembly today, with opposition INLD seeking state minister Anil Vij's apology for his tweet that dubbed her anti-ABVP campaign supporters as pro-Pakistan, liable to be thrown out of the country.

NEW DELHI

Delhi Police today told a city court that a magisterial court has erred in directing it to lodge an FIR to probe the cause of death of two persons during the 1984 anti-Sikh riots.

JAIPUR

The Rajasthan government has asked all secondary and senior secondary schools to purchase a collection of essays and speeches by RSS ideologue Deendayal Upadhyaya, a move which may draw accusations of saffronisation of education.

NEW DELHI

Controversial businessman Moin Akhtar Qureshi, an accused in a black money case, had made a false claim to go abroad, Income Tax Department told a city court today.

Gandhinagar

Shoes were today hurled at Gujarat home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja outside the state Assembly building when he was about to address the media.

Gandhinagar

Shoes were today hurled at Gujarat home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja outside the state Assembly building when he was about to address the media.

Lucknow

The BJP today urged the Election Commission to ensure deployment of women police and para-military forces at "sensitive" polling booths in the last two phases of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls to examine burqa-clad female voters.

Madurai

The Madras High Court has dismissed a plea against an order cancelling a no-objection certificate given to an explosives factory near Tiruchirappalli following the death of 19 people in a fire that broke out last December.

Report by: 
V SENTHIL KUMAR

With execution of the National Highway-223 project fast-tracked, demands have spiked up for installation of speed bumps near schools along the Andaman Trunk Road in the Middle Andaman region.

Report by: 
TABASSUM

Sitanagar man commits suicide

Report by: 
KURMA RAO

In a massive respite for the residents of the North and Middle Andaman region, particularly the headquarter area of Mayabunder, the petrol pump here is set for formal inauguration tomorrow.

Port Blair

The special team of PS Aberdeen has solved a burglary case which had occurred in the Mohan Ford show room at Aberdeen Bazaar and arrested three persons within 24 hours.

Port Blair

A Human Resource Development Programme for pesticide dealers, officials of agriculture department, NGOs and farmers was held recently in the Training Hall of the Office of the Assistant Director (Agriculture), Goal Ghar, South Andaman. Mr R.Y.

Port Blair

An awareness programme on digital transactions was held at Govt. Boys Sr. Sec School recently.

Port Blair

The President, Pradesh Congress Committee, A & N Islands, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma and other leaders of the party have deeply mourned the demise of Mr Chamberlain Paul, Vice Chief Captain of Tribal Council, Nicobar, aged 78 year. He passed away on Wednesday.

Port Blair

The Non-Gazetted Government Officers’ Association (NGGOA), Andaman and Nicobar Islands had condoled the sudden demise of Smti.J. Kamala, wife of  S.Jagadish (driver to Chief Secretary, Secretariat, Andaman & Nicobar Administration).

Imphal

BJP national president Amit Shah has promised to end the crippling indefinite economic blockade in Manipur if BJP is voted to power in the coming assembly polls and said priority will be given to maintain law and order in the militancy-hit state.

Imphal

With the BJP and the Congress locking horns over the economic blockade and Naga Accord ahead of the Manipur assembly polls, the state's new and smaller parties are stressing on local issues and hope to play a decisive role in case of a fractured mandate.

Imphal

The Eastern Army Commander, Lt Gen Praveen Bakshi arrived in Manipur on Wednesday on a two day tour to review the security situation ahead of the Assmebly elections.

Bhubaneswar

Odisha Assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari today directed the state government to make a statement on the alleged suicide of a farmer in Bargarh and distress sale of vegetables in different districts, by March 4.

Patna

NDA legislators today continued to disrupt both Houses of the Bihar Legislature protesting against minister Abdul Jalil Mastan for his "uncharitable" remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Shillong

The Budget session of Meghalaya Assembly will start tomorrow with the customary address by Governor Banwarilal Purohit.

Guwahati

The historic Cotton College will cease to exist with the Assam government today proposing to convert it into a university to sort out "several conflicting issues" with the existing Cotton College State University.

Guwahati

Assam cabinet's decision to introduce Sanskrit as a compulsory subject till Class VIII has evoked sharp criticism from students organisations and opposition political parties in the state.

Kolkata

The regular and commercial run of Ernakulam-Howrah first Weekly Antyodaya Express, which railway minister Suresh Prabhu had flagged off from Ernakulam by remote control from Rail Bhawan on February 27, will start from Howrah from Saturday, March 4.

Kolkata

For the convenience of the passengers during Holi Festival, Eastern Railway will attach additional AC 3-tier and AC 2-tier coaches in 10 long distance trains viz.

Dhanbad

Spiritual leader and founder of Art of Living Sri Sri Ravishankar today called upon Naxals to join mainstream of society for the sake of Jharkhand s development and development of poor people.

Author: 
Kalyani Shankar

Maratha strong man Sharad Pawar seems to be losing his touch going by the recent adverse civic poll results in Maharashtra. His Nationalist Congress Party was the worst- hit among the players. Pawar, who had seen many highs and lows has been synonymous with power politics, both in Maharashtra and the national politics. After his first election to the Maharashtra Assembly in 1967, Pawar has never lost an election and had completed his fifty years in politics recently.

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

Corporate hospitals and private clinics have become a national shame in a country where nearly 40 per cent of the population are poor and over 90 per cent live without medical cover. Private hospitals are fleecing patients, in connivance with doctors, drug manufacturers, medical devices suppliers and, often, with the central and state administration. They make money, but offer no guarantee for cure. The private healthcare system has become so corrupt and ruthless that it has reached a diseased proportion by itself.

The self-appointed champions of Hindu sanskriti (culture) have now turned rape into a political weapon. A student of Lady Sri Ram College, Gurmehar Kaur, had pleaded for peace in educational institutions following the recent spate of violence unleashed by the saffronite students’ body. Immediately, she became a target of venomous and vitriolic attack. Besides being subjected to the choices abuses, she was threatened with rape and compared to Dawood Ibrahim.

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