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Shillong

A tiny village in West Khasi Hills of Meghalaya has banned fishing on a stretch of the Rilang river to preserve its fauna.

Patna

The weather remained mainly dry in Bihar, the state capital today recorded a maximum temperature of 38.4 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal.

Patna

RJD president Lalu Prasad today termed the BJP allegations of transfer of benami properties to his family as "baseless" and "absurd", claiming that all the transactions were carried out in accordance with the law.

Seven RPF personnel suspended
Report by: 
Agencies

Robbers struck the Patna-bound Rajdhani Express and fled with belongings of some passengers near Gahmar in Danapur division of Bihar early today, prompting rail authorities to suspend seven RPF men.
A seven-member escort party of the RPF was present in the premier train.

Report by: 
V SENTHIL KUMAR

While lack of adequate facilities has become a major reason which deters employees to serve in remote postings in this archipelago, poor maintenance of government quarters and converting them into workplaces of different departments is drawing flak for the district administration of Middle Andaman.

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR

It was former Director General of Police, Mr SBS Deol, who initially directed the Traffic Unit to sensitize road users on the importance of White Line, Zebra Crossings, then strictly enforced the norm. Traffic cops imposed penalty on several motorists in various parts of the city for violating the crucial regulation in bid to inculcate better road discipline.

Report by: 
KURMA RAO

At least five passengers were injured after an STS bus overturned at Karmatang in North Andaman on Sunday. The injured have been admitted to Dr RP Hospital at Mayabunder for treatment. According to sources, the bus from Karmatang was heading towards Mayabunder when the mishap occurred at around 8.30 am.

CAMPBELL BAY

Safecrackers Computers India, an IT/ITES proprietary firm launched an online shopping website, www.744101.com, at Campbell Bay on Sunday.

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR

Thousands of devotees with numerous needles and spikes pierced through their bodies as mark of penance converged at Arulmigu Subramani Swamy Devasthanam (Murugan Temple) at RGT Road on Sunday on the occasion of 50th year Panguni Uthiram.

Port Blair

Basanti puja was celebrated at Hasmatabad on April 6. The BRW Music Wing on the invitation of the former Zila Parishad Adhyaksha, performed during the puja.

Amravati

The admissions for SRM University, AP – Amaravati for the year 2017-18  is now open inviting candidates to apply for its B.Tech engineering programmes.

Author: 
Sankar Ray

Opposition from the Baloch national parties to the   Sixth population and housing census of Pakistan that began in mid-March is problematic. Most of the Baloch political parties expressed their displeasure with the manner the census is being carried out. They apprehend that untrained officials would count the illegal Afghan immigrants living there ever since they had fled the war-ravaged hearth and home in Afghanistan. According to a rough estimate (not by Statistical survey) those immigrants number more than three million.

Author: 
Devsagar Singh

If all goes well, the first flight of the much awaited regional connectivity scheme (RCS) of the civil aviation ministry will take off any day this month. Expectedly, it will be the PSU carrier Alliance Air, a subsidiary of Air India, which will begin the operation between Bathinda (Punjab) and Delhi for a ticket price of Rs 2500 one way.

Why China has overreacted to the Dalai Lama’s current visit to Arunachal Pradesh baffles an explanation. The Tibetan religious leader had visited Arunachal Pradesh several times in the past – in 1983, 1996, 1997, twice in 2003 and in 2009. Each time China expressed its displeasure but not in the manner it has done this time. There is a not-so-veiled threat that peace in the border region may be disturbed. It is true that the military equation between China and India has been changing over the years and decades.

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