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Prez, PM, Mamata condemn attack; Govt taking attack on CRPF by Naxals as challenge, says Rajnath
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At least 26 CRPF personnel were killed and six wounded in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district today, the deadliest attack by naxalites targeting security forces this year. The naxalites mounted the assault around 12:25 PM in Kalapathar area of south Bastar region, one of the worst-hit by Left-wing extremism in the country.

NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today condemned the naxal attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh, terming it as a "cowardly and deplorable" act, and asserted that the sacrifices of the martyrs will not go in vain."Attack on @crpfindia personnel in Chhattisgarh is cowar

NEW DELHI

Pakistan today rejected India's assertion that it is violating a bilateral pact by not giving access to retired Indian Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court there.

NEW DELHI

Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today said the prime minister appears amenable to holding talks with stake holders in a bid to arrest the deteriorating situation in the Valley.

SURI (WB)

The BJP today accused the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress government in West Bengal of "preventing" Hindus from observing their religious festivals such as Ram Navami and alleged that it was resorting to "politics of minority appeasement".

NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today highlighted the importance of panchayats in fulfilling the aspirations of the people in rural India and in transforming the country.

Patna

Both the Houses of Bihar Legislature today unanimously adopted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill along with the Bihar taxation (Amendment) Bill, becoming the second state after Telangana to pave the way for roll out of the GST from July 1.

Melbourne

For the first time, India may export mangoes to Australia that meet biosecurity standards of the country after Canberra revised phytosanitary protocols for the 'king of fruits'.

Washington

India continues to be the fastest growing major economy in the world and its growth will accelerate further due to factors like implementation of GST, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

SINGAPORE

Tata Communications, which runs the world's largest wholly-owned subsea fibre cable network, has its sights set on the international stage, the company's top official has said.

NEW DELHI

Reliance Industries today reported a record fourth quarter net profit of Rs 8,046 crore, buoyed by higher earnings from its petrochemicals business and an 8-year high refining margin.

Chandigarh

Over 61.63 lakh metric tonnes (MT) of wheat arrived at the mandis in Haryana till yesterday in the current Rabi season, compared to over 58.83 lakh MT during the corresponding period last year.

NEW DELHI

State governments should display at PDS shops the foodgrain subsidy borne by both the Centre and states that will prevent the latter from hijacking the credit for selling highly-subsidised grains to the poor, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Monday.

NEW DELHI

The Indian Railways will launch in July a special double decker, air-conditioned train service for overnight journeys on high-demand routes such as New Delhi-Lucknow, a senior Railway Ministry officer has said.

Washington

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has raised the issue of tightening of the H-1B visa regime with his US counterpart Steven Mnuchin during their first meeting and highlighted the contribution of Indian companies and professionals to the American economy.

SINGAPORE

The work on the strategic Chabahar Port in Iran for which India will invest USD 500 million is progressing fast and the country has already formed a global port company there, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today directed real estate firm Unitech to deposit 14 per cent interest on Rs 16.55 crore invested by 39 home buyers at its project in Gurugram by May 8.

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Mrinal K. Biswas

Final answer to the question of to be or not to be is before India on striking a Teesta river water sharing pact and approaching for the Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar road connectivity, both being important parts of Modi government’s Act East policy. A breakthrough in these areas, to start with,  will no not only emphasize India’s capability of deliverance on toxic international issues but will at the same time diminish the air of inevitability about a future Sino-centric Asia.

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Amulya Ganguli

A fraudulent political exercise under a self-confessed anarchist is coming to an end. The writing on the wall on the withering away of the Aam Admi Party (AAP) was seen in the Punjab and Goa polls. Now, the prognosis has been virtually confirmed by its resounding defeat in New Delhi’s Rajouri Garden by-election where the AAP candidate lost his deposit. It is now fairly certain that defeat stares the party in the face in the forthcoming Delhi municipal polls.

Having allowed, if not actually encouraged, the so-called ’fringe’ elements to physically targetting the Kashmiris, especially Kashmiri students and youth, and asking them to leave ‘India’ and go back to ‘their Kashmir’, Union Ministers are now finding it is high time to tell the fringe elements that ‘Kashmiris’ are also ‘Indians’ and should be treated as such.

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ROOPA LALL

Though the Union government has made right to education a fundamental right by bringing into force the Right To Education (RTE) Act of 2009, but many government schools in this territory are lagging far behind in providing quality education. After the Govt. Sr.

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V SENTHIL KUMAR

Lack of parking space at a crucial health facility has become a concern in the Middle Andaman region.

Port Blair

M/s Andaman Timber Industries Ltd. suspended its operations w.e.f  October 9 2000. As a result, 819 permanent workers were rendered unemployed.

Port Blair

The Member of Parliament, A & N Islands, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray has urged the Chairman, Joint Parliamentary Committee Dr.

Port Blair

The Department of Civil Supplies and Consumers’ Affairs has initiated process for less cash transaction by switching over from cash mode to digital mode of payment and receipt in its sphere of activities.

Port Blair

The opening ceremony of Dr. B Srikanth Memorial, T-20 Cricket Tournament Rolling Trophy Session-II was held at BJR Stadium, Tamaloo, Car Nicobar last Friday. The tournament was started last year in the memory of Dr B.

Port Blair

The Department of Information & Publicity, Directorate of IP&T will organize Bharat Darshan Tour for women social workers and tribals of the islands to apprise them of social, cultural activities as also the industrial and scientific development in the mainlan

Port Blair

The Directorate of Sports & Youth Affairs will organize Sea Swimming Competition in Port Blair on May 6. The registration for Sea Swimming Competition starts from April 25 to May 3.

Port Blair

To ensure stringent crackdown on illegal sale of liquor, the South Andaman Police have conducted special drives against illegal sale of liquor in South Andaman District since last two weeks and succeeded in recovering 79 bottles of IMFL from the possession of accused

Port Blair

It has come to notice that some fishing boats registered with Fisheries Department are still engaging in catching of sharks.

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