Date wise Archive

Washington

In a first, a group in the US state of Colorado has sought a ban on the sale of smartphones for children younger than 13 years to prevent them from getting addicted to the device.

Washington

US Democrats furious with Republican secrecy brought Senate business to a standstill, launching an hours-long protest against President Donald Trump's party crafting a back-room Obamacare repeal plan and refusing to hold public hearings about it.

IPA websites‘Newspack’ and ‘Commentwise’ brought down
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In a cyber attack targeting India, a Turkish group named Ayyildiz Tim, purportedly claiming to be the first Turkish cyber army and using imagery associated with jihadi ideology, hacked the sites of India Press Agency –IPA Newspack and Commentwise—and left a  logo and a message on the sites, suggesting their action was part of Islamist movement.

Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami today informed the Assembly that court rulings on the Centre's ban on cattle sale for slaughter at animal markets would be followed and declined to accept the opposition demand to pass a resolution against the new rules.

Hyderabad

The CPI today blamed the BJP and the TMC for a violent agitation in the Darjeeling hills for a separate state and demanded that the West Bengal government and the Centre initiate talks to address the issue. "We do not support the demand for a separate state.

Chandigarh

Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu termed the budget presented today by the state Finance Minister Manpreet Singh Badal as "development centric, pro-people and futuristic".

Burhanpur (MP)

The police has arrested 15 persons here allegedly for shouting pro-Pakistan slogans after its cricket team won the ICC Champions Trophy final by defeating India and booked them for sedition.

Lucknow

With the Uttar Pradesh government all set to organise a grand International Yoga Day function in the state capital tomorrow, BSP president Mayawati today alleged misuse of funds, resources and time over it.

Chennai

Chief minister K Palaniswami today sought time to reply to a plea by DMK seeking probe by the CBI and DRI into the alleged pay-offs to some ruling AIADMK MLAs for supporting his government's trust motion last February.

Ahmedabad

A witness told a special court hearing the 2002 Naroda Gam riot case here today that he did not see former Gujarat minister Mayaben Kodnani, Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi or VHP leader Jaideep Patel in the mob that killed 11 persons on February 28, 2002.

Hyderabad

The Telangana government today launched 'Hyderabad City Wi-Fi' project, providing the wireless networking technology at over 1,000 public places in the city.

Lucknow

The Samajwadi Party will celebrate the International Yoga Day (IYD) tomorrow by taking out 'cycle yatras' across Uttar Pradesh to give a message of environment conservation and health awareness.

Raipur

A local Congress leader, formerly a sarpanch, was killed allegedly by Naxalites who accused him of being a police informer in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

Agartala/Guwahati/Itanaga

Heavy monsoon rain disrupted life in Tripura as over 2,000 families were displaced after their houses were inundated by the flood water, official said here today.

Kolkata

Heavy rainfall and lightning have claimed at least nine lives in several districts of West Bengal.

NEW DELHI

The I-T department has charged family members of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad, including his wife, son and daughters, under the Benami Transactions Act in connection with its probe into land deals worth Rs 1,000 crore and tax evasion.

Gangtok

The unrest in Darjeeling in the peak tourist season has come as a boon for Sikkim with tourists thronging the neighbouring hill state instead of Darjeeling in view of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) agitation.

Guwahati

Major crimes in Assam have come down by more than three per cent during the 2016-17 fiscal though cases of extortion, kidnapping and fake currencies have seen a rise during this period, according to the state police.

Bhubaneswar

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan today asked the Odisha government to support UNESCO's plan of developing Chilika lake as World Heritage site.

Kolkata

With a view to clear extra rush of passengers during ensuing Rathyatra at Puri, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run two pairs of Special trains between Santragachi and Puri and one pair of special train between Shalimar-Puri-Santragachi on different nominat

Kolkata

12987/12988 Sealdah-Ajmer Express now stops at Dehri-on-Sone station with effect from June 13. The Up train stops at 7.22 am and the Down train stops at 6.36 am at Dehri-on-Sone station.

Kolkata

As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  June 9 to 15, altogether 45,128 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an amount of Rs 86,41,581 w

PM speaks to Sonia, Manmohan, seeks support Cong rules out consensus on BJP's nominee, Oppn parties to meet on June 22
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Agencies

India is set to get its second Dalit president as the BJP today picked Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA nominee for the top Constitutional post.

Nitish happy, Mamata opposes choice
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Keeping up the suspense, NDA ally Shiv Sena today said party chief Uddhav Thackeray will convene a meeting of Sena leaders to decide on supporting the ruling alliance's choice for president.

Mamata asks concerned parties to attend all-party meet Morcha leaders question BJP MP's absence
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Security forces patrolled the streets in the hills and Internet services remained suspended for the second day today as Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) supporters held protest march here demanding Gorkhaland and burnt effigies of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

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Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay

As the clamour for a separate of Gorkhaland at Darjeeling grew louder chief minister Mamata Banerjee today got some relief as former Union home secretary G. K.

Howrah

Thousands of devotees today thronged the Ramakrishna Math and Mission headquarter at Belur in Howrah district to pay their last respect to its president Swami Atmasthanandaji Maharaj who died on Sunday.

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ROOPA LALL

While there has been a sharp rise in cases of elderly parents being abandoned, betrayed by their families in the country, the remote Andaman and Nicobar Islands too seem to not lag behind in this inhuman practice.

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M SURESH KUMAR

For Anand Mishra (name changed), a resident of Gorakhpur and a dedicated customer of Syndicate Bank, a visit to these islands busted his trust on the institution. All his efforts to draw cash from the chain of the bank’s ATM in the city proved futile for cash deficit. Ultimately, another nationalised bank having operations in these islands came to his help.

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ROOPA LALL

Health worker booked for assaulting cop

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