Date wise Archive

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The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 4.1 meters from 5.30 pm on May 26  to 11.00 pm of  May 28 along the west coast of Andaman Islands between Ten Degree Channel and Coco Channel.

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Ensuring stringent action against defaulters for selling, storage and distributing contraband tobacco products, the food safety team seized 25 kgs of tobacco leafs and 890 pouches of Bhagwan brand zarda (40 gms each) from one Anchar Sardar, resident of 24-Parganas, Ko

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The Open Volleyball League-cum-Knockout Tournament organized by the Directorate of Sports and Youth Affairs in the Multipurpose Indoor Stadium, Kanyapuram, Wimberlygunj concluded on Thursday.

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Sarmistha Music Centre Group will organize the 5th Annual State-level Dance contest on August 27  from 5.30 pm at Dr BR Ambedkar Auditorium.

TSR Subramanian

Independent India is now nearly 70 years old. From the high hopes in the ‘40s that we will be a leading nation by the end of the millennium, the average Indian citizen is now worse off than in any other country of the world. Illiteracy is still rampant, nearly 50% of the population has anaemia, a quarter of the population does not get clean drinking water, income disparities are among the highest in the world, farmer suicides are rising, every state government is corrupt, elections are settled by large illegal spending – the dismal list can go on.

Harihar Swarup

Time moves fast. The Modi government completes next week three years in office. In another two years, the country will go in for general election. What are the achievements and failure of the Modi Government? It may be called a mixed bag. On political front the BJP has revived many controversial issues like Ram Mandir, for which there is no cut and dry solution. The RSS dominates and its front organizations have sought to establish Hindutva supremacy. The Hindu-Muslim divide has been sharpened. The minorities appear to be scared.

India-Pakistan relations are hotting up and the talk of a war is in the air. India claimed to have carried out yet another ‘surgical strike’ in Kashmir which was routinely denied by the Pakistan army. But the fact that all the three chiefs of Pakistan’s armed forces issued ‘warnings’ against India and threatened India with dire consequences should it embark on a war left no one in any doubt that the surgical strike has really hurt Pakistan and it is desperately trying to save its face before the people at home.


Train services on the Gomoh-Barkakana section of East Central Railway were disrupted after Maoists set ablaze Dumri Bihar Railway station, an engine and valuable railway equipment, the police today said.


Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today sought steps from the Union government to provide Visa on Arrival facility and a stop in Bhubaneswar of Air India's Colombo-Varanasi flight.

Tezpur/ New Delhi

The wreckage of the IAF Sukhoi fighter jet that went missing with two crew members on board was found today after three days of search operations. Later today, the Indian Air Force (IAF) today ordered a court of inquiry into the accident.


A special court here today named former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin -- currently lodged in Delhi's Tihar Central Jail -- the 10th accused in the murder of Bihar journalist Rajdeo Ranjan last year.

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Durgadas Bandopadhyay

In order to curb its dependence on the districts for information updates, the West Bengal government is going to set up a modern, state-of-the-art Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) at Nabanna which will provide not only the latest update on any natural disaster that might have struck the state, but will also become the centre through which the state government can s


The Tibet Support Group of Arunachal Pradesh (TSGAP) has urged China to start dialogue with the Tibetan government in exile for a final solution.


A suicide bid was foiled by alert motorman and vigilant RPF staff at Girish Park Metro railway station on Thursday.