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Port Blair

In connection with the celebration of Beach Festival - 2017, the Department of Tourism will organize a sand sculpture competition at Carbyn’s Cove beach on April 29  from 2 pm to 5 pm. The competition is open to all categories.


Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das was today acquitted in three cases of violation of model code of conduct filed against him during the 2009 Lok Sabha and the Assembly polls.


Ten Maoists, including two self-styled 'area commanders' carrying a reward of Rs two lakh on their head, today surrendered before the police in Lohardaga, officials said.


The National Peoples Party (NPP) today requested the Meghalaya government to install statue of former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma here and in Tura and rename two roads after him in the state.


Nagaland cabinet today decided to ban the use of beacon on government vehicles in the state with effect from May 1, 2017.


India's Eastern Territory of the Salvation Army today began its centenary celebrations here today. The day Lt Colonel Kawlkhuma, a Mizo and pioneer Salvation Army officer arrived in Aizawl, hundred years ago from Shimla after completion of his officer's course.


BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today said there is no infighting in the party. "I do not feel any infighting in the party.


Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the spirit of the 1985 Assam Accord won't be allowed to get diluted and the central government will do everything to protect the state's indigenous people by completely sealing the Indo-Bangla border.


Representatives of six ethnic communities demanding Scheduled Tribe status met Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal here today.


Sealing of the Indo-Bangla border, early completion of the National Register of Citizens and a host of other issues were discussed at a high-level meeting between the Centre and the Assam government.


With a Delhi special court framing charges of cheating and criminal conspiracy against him in a coal scam case, former Union Minister Dilip Ray today said he had requested the court for speedy trial.


April 24 was observed as DSP day. On this day in 1960, the first ingot was cast from liquid steel in the Steel Melting Shop of Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP). Since then every year 24th April is observed as DSP Day.

Repair work done on war-footing
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A large number of power disruptions occurred in Budge Budge, Sarsuna, Sakuntala Park, Shibrampur, Maheshtala and Nungi area following the squall on Saturday evening.  The wind speed of 76 kmph uprooted many CESC overhead wires and poles, particularly in the western suburban area.  An estimated 4000 CESC consumers were affected.

Los Angeles

India's proposed plan to build nearly 370 coal-fired power plants may "single-handedly jeopardise" the entire planet's effort to achieve the Paris climate goals of limiting global warming, US researchers have warned.


UN chief Antonio Guterres urged countries today to pitch in to help prevent a looming famine in war-torn Yemen, warning that children especially were already dying at an alarming rate.

Yerevan (Armenia)

India will help Armenia to build satellite and remote sensing data matters and train Armenian scientists as both the countries today signed three agreements to boost bilateral cooperation.


The Philippine military said today it had killed almost 40 militants loyal to the Islamic State group, including three Indonesians and a Malaysian, in a major land and air assault in the south.


Donald Trump has suffered a setback as a federal judge blocked his administration's executive order on denying funding to 'sanctuary cities' harbouring illegal immigrants, saying the President is exceeding his constitutional authority.


Indian-American Vishal J Amin's name has been sent by President Donald Trump to the Senate for confirmation as America's new 'IP czar' to coordinate the country's law-enforcement strategy around copyright, patents and trademarks.

New York

A 41-year-old Indian citizen has been arrested on charges of insider trading and making thousands of dollars using confidential information of a private equity firm's acquisition of a technology company.

Sankar Ray

Although India and even a section of free-thinking Pakistani intellectuals – mainly peaceniks – are critical about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), there is a growing support to the US $ 75 billion handshake, mainly funded by the Export Import Bank of China, as it is projected to create over two million jobs, directly and indirectly and jack up the GDP growth to 7.5 per cent, according to the US-based consulting firm Deloitte and Touche.

S. Sethuraman

Two power-driven factions of ruling AIADMK, a magnificent political structure that late Amma Jayalalithaa created in her lifetime, were nearly bringing down the edifice, before agreeing on a truce on April 22 though with substance yet to be negotiated. 
For months as the rival groups merrily engaged in their games, governance in Tamil Nadu was at a standstill, a State wracked by the worst drought and widespread water crisis in a hot summer.

The Maoists have indulged in one more carnage in the dense jungles of Sukma in Chhattisgarh when they surrounded, out-numbered and out-gunned a CRPF party and shot dead 25 constables. This is not the first such attack on the security forces and nobody can rule out new attacks in future. The Maoists should ask themselves whether they have advanced toward their goal of revolution even by a millimeter by trapping and murdering members of the security forces. To both Lenin and Mao the sine qua non of a revolution was the participation of the masses.