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2 make-shift bunkers damaged Beijing says it is talks with New Delhi over entry of pilgrims to Mansarovar
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Tension mounted in a remote area of Sikkim after a scuffle broke out between personnel of the Indian Army and the People's Liberation Army (PLA), leading to Chinese troops damaging bunkers on the Indian side of the border.

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A three-member delegation of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) met Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi here today and submitted the resignation letters of all 43 members, including that of chairman Bimal Gurung from the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA).


Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan, jailed on an order of the Supreme Court, has moved a petition before the governor of West Bengal seeking bail or parole.

Mamata sees 'atmosphere of intolerance', asks people to stay united
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Eid-ul-Fitr was celebrated across West Bengal today with special prayers at mosques by the devout and exchange of greetings among friends and family members.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today praised external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj for giving a "human face" to diplomacy and effectively using social media to deliver good governance and help Indians in distress in any corner of the world.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the nation on Eid and wished that it brings peace and brotherhood in society. Eid-ul-Fitr, which marks culmination of the fasting month of Ramzan, is being celebrated today. "Eid-ul-Fitr greetings!


Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar today condemned the brutal killing of a Muslim youth onboard a Mathura-bound train and said that efforts were on to nab the other accused in the case.

Frustrated farmer commits suicide in front of village office
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P. Sreekumaran

It is an un-redeeming tale of man’s inhumanity to man; of unspeakable brutality of bureaucrats who batten themselves on human misery.


Conveying his Eid greetings, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said the festival will help in bringing peace and happiness in the Kashmir Valley.


Ahead of his meeting with President Donald Trump, Amnesty International has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, raising concern over human rights violations in the US.


The Delhi government has notified making Aadhaar card details compulsory for those seeking subsidy on e-rickshaws registered in the city, in order to "prevent duplicacy" in grant of the financial assistance.


The Supreme Court has stayed an order of the Punjab and Haryana High Court permitting the police to take the voice sample of its official, accused in a corruption case for allegedly demanding bribe.


Yogi Adityanath today completed 100 days in office as Uttar Pradesh chief minister but it was a low-key anniversary with no big event to showcase the achievements of the government.

Amulya Ganguli

The BJP chief, Amit Shah’s quip about the Mahatma being a chatur bania (wily trader) is not in the same league as Sarojini Naidu’s cheeky description of the Father of the Nation as Mickey Mouse because of his large ears and her dig at him for not knowing how much the Congress had to spend to keep him poor. While Naidu’s was the witticism of a friend, Shah belongs to what can be called the enemy camp which believes that Gandhi’s assassin, Nathuram Godse’s intention was good, but his methods were wrong.

K Raveendran

The famous first freedom speech was made by Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the midnight of August 15, 1947. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is all set to deliver the so-called second freedom speech on the midnight of June 30, 2017; or at least that must be the idea behind the chosen venue, Parliament House, and timing for the GST roll-out.

Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling has suddenly lent his support to the Gorkhaland movement of the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM), for no apparent or convincing reason. He has written to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh pleading that “creation of Gorkhaland state will also restore permanent peace and prosperity of the region. . . .


The enthusiastic Indian diaspora gathered in Virginia to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address voiced optimism about the future of Indo-US ties under the leadership of Modi and President Donald Trump.


Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos revised downwards to six an earlier death toll given by regional officials for the number of people confirmed killed today when a tourist boat sank.


A week of public yoga events to mark the International Day of Yoga have ended at Tolstoy Farm, the commune established by Mahatma Gandhi during his stay in this South African city.


Russia's FSB security agency today said the Telegram messaging service was used by those behind the Saint Petersburg metro bombing, the latest salvo by authorities after they threatened to block the app.


Eid celebrations in Pakistan were today overshadowed by the grisly oil tanker explosion as the death toll in the catastrophic fire rose to 157 with families rushing to hospitals to claim the bodies of their loved ones most of whom were charred beyond recognition.


Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa today said a survey would be conducted by an external agency for ticket distribution for the 2018 assembly polls and added that the party was preparing for early elections.


Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar today said that a decision on handing over the illegal mining case, in which former CM Digambar Kamat is under scanner, to the CBI will be taken only after the SIT submits its investigation report.


Malayalam actor Dileep today said he was ready for a lie detector test to prove his innocence in the abduction and assault of a south Indian actress, and charged a section of media with trying to drag his name into the incident.


Undue sympathy towards convicts by awarding inadequate jail term under ermines public confidence in efficacy of law", the Delhi High Court has said while upholding a 10-year term awarded by a trial court to a man for raping and trying to kill his ex-employer's daughte


The Shiv Sena today asked the Maharashtra government to set up a study group to ensure that benefits of the Rs 34,022-crore loan waiver scheme announced recently reaches the needy farmers.


BJP chief Amit Shah arrived for his two-day visit here today as part of his 110-day nationwide tour to strengthen the party.


The Tamil Nadu government today expressed concern over the "alarming increase" in number of "attacks" on Indian fishermen by the Sri Lankan Navy and sought the Centre's intervention for release of 42 of them.

Euphoria in southern group of isles after induction of MV Coral Queen
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Ship passengers of these islands, particularly the southern group of  islands, went euphoric after the formal induction of  the 450-pax capacity vessel, MV Coral Queen, into service on Monday. The Directorate of  Shipping Services had entered into an agreement with  Castle Ships Travel Pvt.

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Pitiable state of  bus stops in different parts of South Andaman mainly Rangachang, Beodnabad and Burma Nallah is drawing serious flak for the Panchayat authorities in the region and causing countless problems to commuters.  Owing to continuous indifference exhibited by the elected bodies, the facilities in the region are presently being used by stray animals instea