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Violence in Basirhat leads to Governor-CM face-off Centre rushes 300 paramilitary personnel to North 24 Parganas
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A few stray violent incidents at Basirhat in North 24 Parganas that started on Monday and continued today and that had a communal tinge but which, however,  remained totally in control of the administration so far, ultimately brought out severe strains in the relations between chief minister Mamata Banerjee and Governor Kesri nath Tripathy with the chief minister, r

Beijing

China would be forced to use a "military way" to end the standoff in the Sikkim sector if India "refuses to listen" to it, a Chinese expert has warned.

Beijing

Former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru had pointed out to China that it is claiming sizeable part of Bhutan's territory.

Kolkata

Empathising with the sufferings of people in and around Darjeeling under indefinite shutdown, the Calcutta High Court today asked the Centre and the West Bengal government to resolve their differences over need and and deployment of Central Armed Police Force in the h

NEW DELHI

Election commissioner Achal Kumar Joti was today appointed as the next Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) suceeding Nasim Zaidi.

Tel Aviv

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that "going towards Israel is not unnatural for any Indian", making it clear that relations between the two countries "are at a turning point".

Kolkata

The city will witness several changes in the traffic system in the heart of the city as construction of underground tunnels for East West Metro railway begins this week in the bustling business zone.

NEW DELHI

The Central Information Commission has directed the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) to respond to an RTI applicant seeking details of Sonia Gandhi's Indian citizenship.

Srinagar

A third militant was killed today in an encounter with security forces in Pulwama district of south Kashmir as the operation entered the second day, police said. One more militant was killed this morning and the body has been recovered, a police official said.

NEW DELHI

The Congress today accused the Centre of not taking Chinese incursions seriously and asked it to take proper steps to counter a possible attack or speedily engage with Beijing through diplomatic channels.

Hyderabad

NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind today said that the office of the president was above party politics and he would strive to uphold the Constitution.

Hyderabad

Rather than imparting knowledge, education in India has become a "commercial commodity", rued eminent scientist G Madhavan Nair, who also spoke out strongly against the tendency of parties to make campuses a training ground for budding politicians.

Mumbai

The Shiv Sena today said lynching people in the name of cow protection was against Hindutva and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to come up with a national policy on beef.

NEW DELHI

Supporting cow protectors or 'gau-rakshaks', the VHP today said they are "victims not tyrants", adding that the strong meat lobby is trying to malign the holy vow of cow protection.

Hyderabad

Alleging that Opposition parties were trying to "politicise" the presidential election by describing it as a "fight of ideologies", Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said there was no place for ideologies in functioning of the president.

NEW DELHI

As many as 11 states and union territories in India don't have any children in the 0-2 age group who are legally free for adoption, according to figures available in the Child Adoption Resource Information and Guidance System (Carings).

Chennai

An AIADMK Amma MLA today credited jailed party chief V K Sasikala with the continuance of the party-led government in Tamil Nadu and likened Chief Minister K Palaniswami to 'Bharath', a character in the Hindu epic Ramayana.

Mumbai

The Hyderabad-based Forensic Science Laboratory today informed the Bombay High Court that the electronic voting machines used at two booths in Pune during the 2014 Maharashtra assembly elections were not tampered with.

NEW DELHI

Over 18,700 cases of dengue have been reported in the country this year, with the Health Ministry attributing early onset of monsoon as one of the factors for spurt in cases ahead of the vector-borne disease season.

Srinagar

A watch and ward staff of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly today fell unconscious during a scuffle between his colleagues and opposition MLAs after the Speaker issued orders for marshalling out Independent lawmaker .

Barwani (MP)

In a horrific incident, a newborn was found buried alive in a graveyard at a village near here, but was pulled out in time after some children playing nearby heard his cries and raised an alarm.

NEW DELHI

Author Ravi Subramanian has condemned the recent theft at the Padmanabha Swamy Temple in Thiruvananthapuram.According to a report submitted before the Supreme Court, eight diamonds from the tilakam of the main idol in the temple have gone missing.

NEW DELHI

Himachal Pradesh DGP Sanjay Kumar has been appointed as the new chief of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF).The Union home ministry yesterday issued an order appointing Kumar, a 1985-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, to the top NDRF post.

NEW DELHI

More than half a dozen police officers have been transferred in Delhi, with senior IPS officer Mukesh Kumar Meena being relieved from the Delhi Police.

Jaipur

A case has been filed against Rajasthan's Higher Education Minister Kiran Maheshwari and an official in connection with alleged forging of the minister's nomination papers filed during the 2013 assembly elections, police said today.The FIR was lodged in Rajnagar polic

Dehradun

As many as 331 missing children were rescued by police from different parts of Uttarakhand lasr month as part of its drive Operation Smile which traces missing children and reunites them with their families.Out of the children rescued between June 1 and June 30, 280 h

Bhubaneswar

BJP president Amit Shah today hailed the warriors of Paika rebellion in Odisha who fought the British as he launched the party's grassroots connect drive in Ganjam district, home turf of chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

Kolkata

Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Sugata Bose today alleged that some people threatened and demanded money from him for carrying out renovation at his family residence here after which six persons were arrested by police.

Aizawl

The para-military Assam Rifles stepped up security on the India-Myanmar border along eastern Mizoram to stop drugs and arms smuggling, an official said today.

Kolkata

Three persons were arrested here on Monday for their alleged involvement in a international human trafficking racket, police said.

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