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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today appeared before a Supreme Court-appointed team probing the Panamagate graft case, becoming Pakistan's first sitting premier to depose before such a panel.


A no confidence motion against Sri Lanka's Northern Province Chief Minister C V Wigneswaran was handed over to Governor Reginald Cooray with the signatures of provincial council members, the Governor's office said today.


Punjab Assembly today witnessed noisy scenes after SAD-BJP and AAP MLAs created ruckus over farm debt waiver and sand mining issues, forcing adjournment of the house twice. Following a huge uproar, the Speaker suspended all the members of AAP for the day.


Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh today ordered a vigilance probe into the alleged encroachment of water works land at Abohar by a relative of former Deputy CM Sukhbir Badal and five others.


The CBI has decided to launch a probe into alleged irregularities running into crores of rupees in the procurement of land for National Highway 74 in Udham Singh Nagar district, said Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat.


The Communist Party of India today blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the "violent" agitation for a separate Gorkhaland state, saying her "unnecessary promise" earlier was the cause for the fresh round of protests.


The Uttar Pradesh government today claimed that it has made nearly 63 per cent roads in the state pothole-free and termed it as a record of sorts which the opposition parties dismissed as "mere eyewash".


The Bombay High Court today asked the CBI to inform a special court not to proceed against Congress MP Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society scam case till the HC has heard his plea against the Maharashtra governor's sanction to prosecute him.


Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla, on her maiden visit to Jamia Millia Islamia University after taking charge as its chancellor, would unfurl a national flag and unveil the 'Wall of Heroes', a release from the university said today.


The Bombay High Court today issued notice to the central and the Goa governments over a petition filed by meat traders challenging the newly-introduced restrictions on cattle trade.


INLD leader Ajay Chautala, who is serving a 10-year jail term in a teachers' recruitment scam case, today moved the Delhi High Court seeking permission to attend the wedding of his niece.


The Chhattisgarh police today recovered a powerful IED, allegedly planted by Naxals, in Kanker district.

CM set up high-level panel to assess situation
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Mizoram chief minister Lal Thanhawla on Wednesday set up a high-level committee chaired by state home minister R Lalzirliana to assess the flood situation in the state where eight persons have died.


Inaugurating a five-day conference of the North East Region Commonwealth Parliamentary Association here, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said that India cannot develop without development of the North-East (N-E).


Three policemen attached with the Beur police station here have been dismissed for allegedly shielding liquor mafia, police said today.


West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today said the country has witnessed enormous growth in agriculture which can play a significant role in alleviating poverty.


Union minister Babul Supriyo today ridiculed the ruling BJD and the Opposition Congress in Odisha and said he would make omelet if eggs were hurled at him.


A daily wager's son from a village in Odisha's Jagatsinghpur district has cleared the Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced), clinching 582 rank in the Scheduled Caste (SC) category.


As many as 24,000 words, phrases, idioms, phrasal verbs and derivatives with their translations and over 200 illustrations, 13,000 example sentences and 1,100 synonyms and opposites are some of the key features of a new Oxford English-English Assamese dictionary.


A 23-year-old man was today arrested after he killed his mother at Khumbikhurd village in Palamau district, police said. The accused hacked his 48-year-old mother with an axe following an altercation between them.


Kolkata Police has arrested one person for his alleged involvement in an arms racket and seized a firearm from his possession during a raid in the eastern part of the city.


To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run 14 pairs of special trains between Santragachi and Puri during the period from from June 30 to September 30.


Metro Railway will run one pair of special Metro Services (One Up + One Down.) on June 18 (Sunday) to cope with the expected rush of commuters due to appear for the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination- 2017.


As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  June 2 to June 8, altogether 42,876 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an amount of Rs 85,27,4


With a view to ensure safe and comfortable journey of railway passengers, it has been decided to replace the conventional coaches of 12887/12888 Howrah-Puri-Howrah Weekly Express with LHB coaches with effect from June 18 from Puri and with effect from June 19 from How

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An unusual occurrence caught the attention of the city residents on Thursday. Hundreds of by-standers were seen assembled along the road after India’s largest transport aircraft, Ilyushin, or the IL-76, landed at the airport here from the opposite direction. Rumor mills immediately started working overtime floating myriad theories.

LG visits GBPH
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The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi visited the GB Pant Hospital on Thursday. He was accompanied by the Principal Secretary (Health), Shri S C L Das, Secretary to the Lt Governor, Dr A. K. Singla, Senior Consultant Medical Specialist, GB Pant Hospital, Dr. Shiv Shankar Singh, DHS (i/c), Dr.

Ray raises doubts in Police investigation, demands immediate arrest of accused
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The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, on Thursday, lashed out on the Police administration for its failure in arresting the Divisional Forest Officer of Diglipur accused for molesting women employees. Raising doubts on the investigation, Mr Ray claimed that the people are losing faith in the Andaman and Nicobar Police.

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Poor maintenance of play equipments in the city’s most prominent Park is inviting sharp criticism for the civic body. Marina Park located in the heart of the city is thronged by hundreds of tourists and locals particularly during weekends. The vicinity of the Marina Park offers elderly an excellent walk trail, while children prefer to play inside the Park.