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CPM leader V S Achutanandan today alleged corruption in the award of contract of the Rs 7,525 crore Vizhinjam deep sea International Transshipment project to the Adani group and demanded that a white paper be tabled in the Assembly.


In a bid to woo travellers from India, Australia on Monday unveiled a campaign offering lucrative airfare deals to promote the country as a leisure destination.


After rolling out e-gate facility to its customers at the Hydearbad airport, budget carrier SpiceJet has now put in place a `Self Bag Drop' (SBD) system for its domestic passengers at the aerodrome here.


Global aviation major Pratt and Whitney, has committed to set up its R&D facilities in Haryana with an investment of Rs 400 crore and the Singapore New Water Authority has agreed to work with the state for setting up a drinking water institute, a Haryana spokesper


To ensure that people belonging to economically weaker sections get at least one square meal a day, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is thinking of introducing a 'thaali' priced at just Rs 5.


A special CBI court has set May 24 as the next date of hearing in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case. The court postponed today's hearing as Satish Pradhan, one of the six accused, did not appear before it.


The Madras High Court has sought the CBSE's stand on a plea to cancel the May 7 National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, held for selection of candidates for undergraduate medical and dental courses.


A Delhi-based group of eminent personalities led by senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha today called for cessation of violence during the month of Ramzan, scheduled to begin later this week, in Kashmir and urged the Centre to use the opportunity to begin dialogue with al


Undertrials accused of crimes carrying a punishment of seven years in jail should be released on bail if have spent one-third of that time, or two-and-half years, behind bars facing trial, the Law Commission will recommend to the government.


Dalits in a village here have threatened to convert to Islam, alleging that the police were targeting them following a clash with upper caste Thakurs over the construction of a drain. Members of the community in Keshopur village had on May 16 clashed with Thakurs.


The Army today paid homage to three soldiers who were killed in a major counter-infiltration operation over the weekend along the Line of Control in Naugam sector of Kashmir.


The Supreme Court today came to the rescue of the parents of a youth who was killed in a road rage case in 2011 by the son of Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh by seeking the responses of the Centre and the state on their plea alleging that they feared for their li

Mrinal K. Biswas

It was inconceivable that the demonetization aftermath would escape any retarding if not crippling effect in the Indian economy. What is surprising is the Modi government mandarins’ consistent claim that India’s GDP growth story stays robust defying the critics’ insistence of a dent in the third quarter of the 2016-17 fiscal because of the total withdrawal of 500 and 1000 rupee notes as legal tender in November last. The saga of sufferings because of severe cash shortage for months together leaves an indelible impression on the minds of the countrymen.

L S Herdenia

It is difficult to say whether the 148-day Narmada Sewa Yatra will spiritually help Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan or not, but it can be stated that it has in immense measure politically helped him. The liberal manner in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered praise on Chouhan will help a long way to boost his image. Modi came to Amarkantak, from where Narmada originates, to participate in the conclusion ceremony of the yatra. The presence of over five lakh people under scorching sun must have impressed Modi.

The general elections are still a good couple of years away. But the battle lines for it are already being drawn up in right earnest. To all appearances, there will be two major groupings this time: the NDA led by the BJP and the entire – and if not the entire the biggest chunk of it – of the opposition, laying the utmost emphasis on democracy and secularism – in equal measure.

Zaatari Refugee Camp

America's ambassador to the United Nations is getting a firsthand look at the refugee crisis spilling over from Syria's civil war. Nikki Haley visited a refugee camp in Jordan yesterday.


Handcuffed, her inmate number 503 attached to her clothing, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye begins her corruption trial tomorrow in the same courtroom where a brutal dictator was sentenced to death two decades ago.


North Korea today confirmed the "successful" launch of a medium-range ballistic missile, Pyongyang's state media reported, adding the weapon was now ready to be deployed for military action.

Tel Aviv

US President Donald Trump today said that there is a "rare opportunity" to bring security and peace to the Middle East as he arrived here from Saudi Arabia to reaffirm America's "unbreakable bond" with Israel.


Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena today replaced his foreign minister who had averted possible international sanctions on the country over the alleged war crimes committed during the decades-long civil war with Tamil rebels.

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P. Sreekumaran

CPM state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan’s statement that the party won’t shield workers found involved in the murder of RSS worker, Choorakkad Biju near Payyannur in Kannur district is a step in the right direction.
Kodiyeri’s statement has come close on the heels of the arrest of two party workers in connection with Biju murder.


BJP councillor from Geeta Colony ward, Neema Bhagat was today elected as the Mayor of East Delhi Municipal Corporation (EDMC).


Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife today appeared in a special court here in connection with a nearly Rs 10 crore disproportionate assets case and sought bail.


The Bombay High Court today extended the bail granted to Bollywood starlet Preeti Jain and admitted her appeal challenging a lower court order sentencing her to three years in jail on charge of conspiring to kill filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar.


The Madhya Pradesh government today imposed a ban on mining on the Narmada riverbed and formed a committee of experts to suggest measures to prevent ecological damage to the river, considered as the lifeline of the state.


A video showing anthem of Pakistan -occupied-Kashmir being played before the start of a cricket match in south Kashmir's Pulwama district has gone viral on the social media, prompting police to initiate a probe.


BJP President Amit Shah will arrive on a two-day visit to Punjab next month as part of his 95-day country-wide tour which began in Jammu last month.


With the recent caste clashes in Saharanpur giving Maywati an opportunity to regain lost ground among her support base, the BSP chief will visit the scene of violence tomorrow.


Marathi writer-filmmaker Nagraj Manjule says he shot the end of his 2016 blockbuster "Sairat" without any background score or dialogues because he wanted the violence in the scene to hit the audience.


The BJP today dared Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar to confiscate the alleged "benami" properties of ruling Grand Alliance partner, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and his family, and use them to open schools for poor children.