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Rajnath sermon for “dialogue” panacea, Gurung rubbishes Mamata’s claim of deep-rooted conspiracy, firm on Gokhaland; Shah snaps at Mamata, GJM takes out rally with body of activist demanding removal of security forces, TRS MP demands thorough examina
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As Darjeeling remained on the boil over a separate statehood agitation, Union home minister Rajnath Singh today appealed to protesters not to resort to violence and, instead, hold dialogue to resolve any issue. He said resorting to violence would never help them in finding a solution and asked the people living there to remain calm and peaceful.

Darjeeling (WB)

With GJM gearing up for a prolonged confrontation with West Bengal government over the Gorkhaland statehood issue, the party's leadership is planning to revive Gorkhaland Personnel(GLP) - its "peacekeeping" wing.


President Pranab Mukherjee rejected two mercy petitions in the last week of May, just two months before he completes his tenure.


Former union minister Arun Shourie has alleged that many of today's godmen are "traders" who run real estate and financial empires and are in contrast with those of yesteryears who provide personal solace to many of us.


Home Minister Rajnath Singh today suffered a fracture in his left leg, according to a close aide. Sixty-five-year-old Singh twisted his ankle during morning walk at his official residence here, the aide told PTI.


Vishwa Hindu Parishad international general secretary Surendra Jain today alleged that 'gau- rakshaks' who should be felicitated for trying to stop cow slaughter are being implicated in false cases by police."Gau-rakshaks (cow protectors) are doing the work that the p


The Samajwadi Party today asked the BJP to opt for a politician and not an apolitical person as its presidential candidate on a day the saffron party also reached out to the TMC and the BJD on the issue of a nominee.


With the race for the presidential poll heating up, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is feeling increasingly isolated as political parties huddle together to select a candidate for the top post.


The Delhi High Court has dismissed a plea seeking rehearing of a petition to restrain the Supreme Court collegium from recommending names for appointment to the higher judiciary.


The Delhi High Court has rejected a suspected ISIS operative's plea seeking nod to inspect the documents, submitted by the NIA to a trial court in a case relating to the alleged charges of recruiting and financing people to join the terror group.


Questions on Goods and Services Tax (GST), benami transactions and schemes run by the central government were asked in the civil services preliminary examination held today.


School students should be taught about the Emergency in India to make them aware about the consequences of democracy being derailed, Prasar Bharati chairperson A Surya Prakash says.


The Maharashtra government will ensure with the help of a digital platform that only needy farmers benefit from its loan waiver scheme, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said.

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Last minute preparations were underway to host the third International Yoga Day event here on June 21 in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lead some 55,000 people in performing 'asanas' (yogic postures) at the Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan here.


At least 20 people were injured when police lathi-charged those protesting against the LPG import terminal project near here when they allegedly tried to breach a security cordon and storm the site.


A woman and her minor niece were killed when a tractor hit their two-wheeler in Krishna district this morning, police said.


A man was robbed off Rs five lakh right outside a bank by bike-borne unidentified men here, police said today.
The incident occurred outside Union Bank around 2 PM in Rajendra Nagar area when the man had come out with the money in a bag, police said.


Six private clinics, which were operating here without permit, have been sealed after a team of the Uttar Pradesh Health department carried out a surprise inspection.


The Goa Church has questioned BJP-led state government's absolute silence over increasing use of Goan soil for social and religious conventions which propagate divisive, anti-national and terrorist ideologies.


Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today warned of strict action against those trying to promote lawlessness in the state.
His comments come in the backdrop of the controversial statements made by a religious leader on the issue consuming beef.


An AIADMK (Amma) MP lost his bag containing Rs 50,000 while travelling on a train to Mettupalayam, police said today.
The loss of the bag came to light around 5.30 AM yesterday when AK Selvaraj woke up and found his bag missing, they said.


Senior AIADMK Amma leader and Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker M Thambidurai today met Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao here, a day after opposition parties sought dismissal of the K Palaniswami government over alleged horse- trading of ruling party MLAs.


Tamil Superstar Rajinikanth today met a delegation of 16 farmers led by P Ayyakannu and assured them his support for their plea to interlink rivers.

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Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan sprang a surprise on  his supporters and admirers alike on June 9 evening by announcing that he would go a fast-unto-death from June 10 to restore peace in the state.


Assam Police today said that it would recruit nearly 9,000 people by the end of this year against the current vacancy of over 12,000 posts in the force.


A college girl was today allegedly raped and set on fire by her boy friend at her house in Bihar's Khagaria district.


The Government Railway Police (GRP), Berhampur, has arrested three train dacoits, GRP sources said today. The trio was arrested near the Khallikote railway station last night during raids conducted by a special squad of the GRP.


An estimated 66 per cent voters today exercised their franchise to elect 26 representatives to the Karbi Anglong Autonomous Council (KAAC).


South west monsoon, which hit the eastern parts of Bihar yesterday, may advance further in remaining parts of the state during the next three-four days.


Two persons were killed on Saturday after a fire broke out at a petrol pump at Babudanga in Howrah district, West Bengal Fire and Emergency Services officials said.