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TMC stages walkout before voting Jaitley admits Aadhaar as a 'great initiative' by UPA govt
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The Union government today faced a major embarrassment in the Rajya Sabha as five amendments moved by the opposition to the Finance Bill 2017 were adopted before the House approved the measure.

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Durgadas Bandopadhyay

A tea auction centre at New Jalpaiguri, four-lane roads, Mirik as a new sub-division, improvement of Gajoldoba which is being developed as a major tourist hub, improvement of hospitals and state high ways.  With eyes on the civic body elections due next month in the hills, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today announced a slew of programmes for the development of Dar

Nagpur

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today dismissed suggestions that he was in the presidential race, wryly calling such reports "entertainment news".

NEW DELHI

Taking a serious view of public sharing of Aadhaar details of M S Dhoni, the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) has blacklisted for 10 years the entity that had enrolled the ace cricketer.

NEW DELHI

The CPM today questioned the Centre for not making public full text of Naga Peace Accord signed two years ago.

Questions continuation of criminal case against him
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Debanjan Mukherjee

Ambikesh Mahapatro, the Jadavpur University professor who had courted controversy five years back by posting a collage cartoon involving chief minister Mamata Banerjee and TMC MPs Mukul Roy and Dinesh Trivedi, sees Mamata’s support for poet Srijato, who is facing a criminal case for posting a poem on a social networking site as an example of ‘double standard’.

NEW DELHI

In a blow to automobile firms, the Supreme Court today banned sale and registration of vehicles, which are not BS-IV compliant, in India from April 1 when the new emission norms come into force.

Kolkata

The CID arrested three persons and seized ammunition from them during a raid into a guest house in the Kidderpore area of the city, the police said.

EOI IMPACT
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V SENTHIL KUMAR

In prompt reaction to the report published in The Echo of India recently, the Pradhan of  Gram Panchayat, Sabari opened the toilet facilities in the old Panchayat building. According to reports, the Pradhan ordered immediate renovation of the toilet facilities in the deserted Panchayat building and has directed the staff to ensure its proper maintenance.

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TABASSSUM

IOC official commits suicide

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M SURESH KUMAR

Trustees of Sri Subramaniya Swamy Devastanam held a press meet on Wednesday to brief the media about the golden jubilee year of Panguni Uttaram celebrations.

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ROOPA LALL

To promote good taming practices among livestock owners, the Department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services conducted a Healthy Cow contest at remote Rampur village in North Andaman. The Pramukh of the area, K Nachiammal was the chief guest, while the Pradhan of Rampur village was the guest of honour.

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BALARAM SINGH

A team from the A & N State AYUSH Society and health experts from Hyderabad camped here to examine the health conditions of the primitive Shompen tribes from Tuesday. The medical experts examined around 105 Shompens of the total population of 226 in the Great Nicobar region and administered necessary medical treatment.

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BALARAM SINGH

Mr Ranjit Kumar Singh has assumed charge as the Assistant Commissioner of Campbell Bay on Wednesday. According to reports, Mr Singh arrived here on Tuesday and officially took over charge from Dr Mohd Rehan Raza following necessary formalities.

Port Blair

On Tuesday late in the evening, the Andaman and Nicobar Command received a request from Deputy Director, Directorate of Health Services Port Blair, for medical evacuation of  Smt Susana, wife of  John Kenady.

Port Blair

In order to rein in a section of the unscrupulous traders and hoteliers the Department of Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs has decided to take stern action against against them for violating  the provision contained in the Legal Metrology (Packaged commodities) R

Port Blair

To spread awareness regarding the importance of sport event Cross Country Race (10 KM) for both male and female category was organized by the Police Training School, Prothrapur on March 25. Smt.

Port Blair

Various properties seized under Foreigners/MZI Act cases of PS CCS are lying for disposal and are kept in the Malkhana of PS CCS situated at Foreshore Road, Chatham. The details of the items are available at the notice board of PS CCS.

Port Blair

The Port Blair Municipal Council will organize camp on Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (HFA) to identify and enroll eligible beneficiaries in Ward No.

Port Blair

In view of problems being faced by students for online submission of applications for TEE June, 2017, the IGNOU Regional Centre here has decided to accept Demand Draft along with hard copy of examination forms w.e.f. March 29.

Port Blair

The Andaman College conducted an inter-departmental kabaddi tournament here  on Wednesday. Mr Narayan Murthy, the veteran and well-known sports personality of these islands, was the chief guest and Dr. R.

Port Blair

The Pranab Kanya Sangha, AIR Road, Port Blair will hold the festival of Sri Sri Basanti Durga Puja at its premises.

Port Blair

A delegation of INTUC along with the office-bearers of Forest Wildlife Employees Union called on Deputy Conservator of Forest, Wildlife Division – I, Haddo on Tuesday to discuss various grievances and demands of the workers employed in the division.

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 Biswajit Ganguly, son of  late Ajit Kr.

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Ghanshyam Goel

The department of School Education & Literacy is taking several steps to make school education job-oriented and qualitative. The Department is implementing a component of Vocationalisation of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education under Centrally sponsored scheme of Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) with an aim to prepare educated, employable and competitive youth for various sectors of the economy and global market.

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Kalyani Shankar

With the BJP spreading its tentacles all over India, the polarisation between the secular parties and the right wing BJP is bound to rise. The seven decades of the ‘left of the centre’ Congress politics in India is changing with the rise of the right wing politics. This is clear from the emergence of the new Uttar Pradesh chief minister Adityanath but there are many more Adityanaths in the RSS and the BJP stable.

It is heartening to find that some eminent litterateurs and others in the cultural field have raised their voice against intolerance which is being manifested in different forms, targeting different persons. The intolerance is caused because the comments, cartoons or poems uploaded on the social media are not to the liking of certain persons. They allege such works of art hurt their ‘religious sentiments’. They not only give vent to their displeasure but go to the extent of issuing threats of physical violence to those they dislike.