Date wise Archive

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court has asked the Centre to re-think on the issue whether paramilitary forces -- CRPF, BSF, ITBP, CISF and SSB -- can be given monetary benefits like the "organised services".

Lahore

At least three Pakistani soldiers and 10 hardcore Taliban terrorists were killed today when security forces raided their hideout in the Punjab province, resulting in an intense shootout.

Beijing

Accusing India of "expansionism", the Chinese state media claimed today that New Delhi "occupied" Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh and warned Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama against selling China's sovereignty.

Lucknow

There should be no holiday in schools on birth anniversaries of great personalities instead students should be taught about them on these days, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today.

Chennai

Veteran film star Kamal Haasan today came out in support of the CRPF jawans heckled by some persons in Kashmir, saying it was a "shame" on those who did it and credited the force for setting "a fine example." "Integrate into India .

Chandigarh

Punjab Congress today asked Canadian defence minister Harjit Singh Sajjan to clarify his stand on Khalistan, a day after Chief Minister Amarinder Singh said he would not meet him as he is a "Khalistani sympathiser".

Puducherry

Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy today said the territorial government had earmarked funds under 'special component plan' for promotion of welfare of the scheduled castes in the Union Territory.

Chandigarh

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh who has refused to meet Canadian Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan on his upcoming visit to India today dubbed criticism by opponents as "misleading propaganda".

NEW DELHI

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has approved over 35,000 journals and the research work published in them would be considered for the purpose of promotion and direct recruitment of varsity teachers.

NEW DELHI

The Delhi government will form a Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the national capital post the municipal corporation elections, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said.

NEW DELHI

Anguished over non-functioning of two super-speciality hospitals ever since they were inaugurated eight years ago, the Delhi High Court has asked Delhi government whether it wanted to push the patients to private hospitals.

Chandigarh

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today accused the MLAs, MPs and leaders from the Scheduled Caste communities of "letting down" their people by failing to work for their empowerment.

RJD defends Lalu from BJP accusation on land deals
Report by: 
Agencies

BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi today accused Bihar minister Tej Pratap Yadav with concealing ownership of a land in Aurangabad district in his election affidavit and annual assets declaration.

Togadia confident of Ram Temple coming up at Ayodhya
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Agencies

The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) today demanded a national level law to ban cow slaughter, saying failure of the government to frame such a law gave rise to ugly incidents involving cow vigilantes.

Shillong/Aizawl/Kohima

Good Friday, marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, was today observed in Meghalaya with special prayers in churches and faithfuls undertaking fasts.

Kolkata

The metropolis is all set to get a new mobile app, TYGR, on Poila Baishakh (Bengali new year) for riders availing conventional yellow taxis.

Bhubaneswar

Rain and thundershower coupled with gusty surface wind are likely at some places in coastal Odisha and adjoining areas by Saturday due to a well marked low pressure over the Bay of Bengal.

Agartala

A tribal student's body in Tripura has alleged that Vice-Chancellor of Tripura University has failed to maintain fairness and transparency in case of appointments and downgraded the quality of education in the institution.

Guwahati

The GRPF and state police have seized demonetised banknotes with the face value of Rs 1.10 crore, nine gold bars and 1.5 kg brown sugar in separate incidents here.  The demonetised notes of Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denominations were seized from a vehicle in Paltan Bazar h

Morigaon

Three persons today drowned in Sonai river here while giving bath to their cattle on the occasion of Rongali Bihu, police said. The victims have been identified as Dhaijya Brahma (25) and seven-year-old Suruj Pator.

Patna

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today strongly criticised the practice of taking dowry and urged people not to attend marriage ceremonies where dowry has been taken.

Chittaranjan

The 126th Birthday of Dr Bhim  Rao  Ambedkar  was   observed   at   the Badhwar  Hall  of Technical Training Centre in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) today. V  PPathak, general manager of CLW garlanded on the portrait of Dr.

Durgapur

Durgapur Steel Plant paid homage to Dr. B R Ambedkar on his 126th birth anniversary today. A K Rath, CEO of DSP paid floral tribute at the statue of Dr. B R Ambedkar installed by DSP at the steel township.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

There was a slight lull in the murderous antics of the gau rakshaks or cow protectors after Narendra Modi said that a majority of them were anti-socials. After the BJP’s sweeping victory in UP, however, the rakshaks have regained their righteous anger against the suspected killers of cows, especially if they are Muslims.This fateful religious identity where the Hindu Gestapo is concerned motivated the killers of Pehlu Khan, who was leading a group of dairy farmers, mostly Muslims, transporting cows from Alwar, Rajasthan, to Mewat, Haryana.

Author: 
G. Srinivasan

A land-mark legislation aimed at securing a modicum of order in the country’s chaotic road traffic and encouraging some relief from egregiously unruly drivers is on the anvil when the Lok Sabha passed the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016 on April 10.

A BJP Yuba Morcha leader of Uttar Pradesh, Yogesh Varshneya, has announced a reward of Rs. 11 lakhs to anyone who can behead the West Bengal Chief Minister Mama Banerjee. Both Houses of Parliament saw an angry storm of protest over it. The response of the BJP was lukewarm. The ministers and other spokespersons of the party said they did not support what Varshney had said. Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said the West Bengal Government was free to take action against Varshney.

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