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NEW DELHI

Ram Nath Kovind took over as India's 14th president today, on a day of ceremony and regalia during which he underscored that the key to India's success was its diversity.

NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said Ram Nath Kovind's swearing-in as the next President is a "significant milestone" in the journey started by BJP's ideologue Shyama Prasad Mukherjee.

NEW DELHI

Pomp and grandeur characterised the oath-taking ceremony of Ram Nath Kovind who took office of the President of India today.

Beijing

China today accused India of "abusing" trade remedy measures and called for settling trade disputes through consultation.

Kolkata

A city court today turned down the CBI's plea for an arrest warrant against GJM president Bimal Gurung and 21 others who did not appear in court for hearing on framing of charges in the Madan Tamang murder case.

Kolkata

A portion of an almost century-old building, declared dangerous by civic authorities, collapsed here this afternoon killing two people, a senior Kolkata Police officer said.

No proposal to form panel to look into Gorkhaland demand, Govt tells LS
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Agencies

The ban on internet services in the Darjeeling Hills, facing indefinite shutdown for the last 41 days for carving out a separate state of Gorkhaland out of West Bengal, was extended today till August 4.

Kolkata

Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee today hinted at supporting former Lok Sabha speaker Meera Kumar should she be fielded by the Congress from West Bengal for the sixth Rajya Sabha seat for which a contest will be held.

DMHE launched in Isles
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Agencies

The Directorate of Disaster Management organized a programme for the launch of Disaster Management in Higher Education (DMHE) in the Conference Hall of Secretariat here this evening.

Port Blair

In an initiative to facilitate seafarers  of both mainland and inter Islands bound ships/boats, especially the rural populace, and as part of ‘Digital India’ programme, the Directorate of Shipping Services is in the process of linking Common Services Centres (CSCs) wi

Port Blair

The Chief Secretary, A&N Administration, Mr Anindo Majumdar launched the website of the Official Language Department of the A&N Administration in the Conference Hall of the Secretariat here this morning. This website is completely in Hindi.

Port Blair

High waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.3 meters are forecast  during 5.30 pm on July to 11.30 pm of July 27 along the west coast of Andaman and Nicobar Islands between Ten Degree Channel and Coco Channel. Current speeds vary between 57 - 68 cm/sec.

Port Blair

The half-yearly meeting of Town Official Language Implementation Committee, Port Blair will be held on July 28 (Friday) at 03.00 pm in Dr. N.T. Singh Conference Hall of ICAR-Central Island Agricultural Research Institute, Port Blair. Dr.

New Delhi/Port Blair

As per All India Cold Storage Capacity and Technology - Base line Survey (10.12.2014) conducted by M/s Hansa Research Group, commissioned by National Horticulture Board (NHB) under Department of Agriculture, Cooperation & Farmers Welfare, 75% of the total cold sto

Author: 
Mark Gruenberg

The death of Trumpcare in the Senate on July 18, while not the final victory for healthcare for all Americans, was indeed a huge victory for the resistance that has swept the country since the election of Trump. Activists and advocates for better U.S. health care vowed to keep the pressure on Congress after two more Senate Republicans’ defections killed the latest GOP plan to repeal and allegedly replace the Affordable Care Act, the nation’s 7-year-old comprehensive health care law.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

He had taken over the reign of the chief minister with the promise to usher the state and its people into a new bright future, take them out of the morass of backwardness and empower them. But after 13 years of his government, which incidentally was acclaimed and applauded as the example of good governance, it is an irony that the state has failed to achieve any major success in providing a new direction to education, a major component of the human development index.           

The retirement of Pranab Mukherjee as the President of India marks in a sense the ending of the Nehru-Gandhi era. Mukherjee was groomed by Indira Gandhi and he remained loyal, first to her and then to her memory till the last day in his office. Since his entry into politics fifty years ago in 1967 as an understudy of Ajoy Mukherjee, founder of Bangla Congress and then Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mukherjee has seen politics or power politics as a spectator and actor from seat of the Central Government in Delhi.

Ahmedabad

The city police's special operations group (SOG) has arrested two convicts in the 2002 Naroda Patiya massacre case who had jumped parole. Pintu Jadeja and Dinesh Barge were released on parole in May and June respectively, the SOG said in a statement.

Thiruvananthapuram

The Congress-led UDF opposition in Kerala today backed its MLA M Vincent, arrested on rape and abetment to suicide charges, saying the case against him was politically motivated.

Chandigarh

The Punjab government today asked the banks to provide details of 10.25 lakh beneficiary farmers so that it could give a final shape to the farm loan waiver scheme, which was Congress' key poll promise.

Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh government's plan to set up a commando training school (CTS) in Lucknow has been "considerably delayed" due to non-availability of land, the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) has said in its latest report.

Thiruvananthapuram

An immediate confrontation between the nurses of private hospitals and the state government has been averted following the former’s decision to defer their strike plan in view of the government’s offer for direct talks.

Chennai

Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami today met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and sought exemption for the state from the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test.

Mumbai

A three-storey residential building collapsed in suburban Ghatkopar here today, killing at least four persons and trapping many others under the debris, civic officials said. At least 10 persons were also injured in the mishap, a senior police official said.

Chennai

The Madras High Court today made singing of the national song Vande Mataram mandatory in schools across Tamil Nadu, at least twice a week.

Chennai

Rebel AIADMK leader and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam on Monday called on President Ramnath Kovind and NDA's Vice Presidential nominee, M Venkaiah Naidu.

Patna

The ongoing political crisis threatening Bihar's 'Grand Alliance' is likely to see new twists and turns when chief minister Nitish Kumar returns to the state capital after attending the swearing in ceremony of President Ram Nath Kovind.

Bhubaneswar

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today asked the administration to evacuate people from low-lying areas of Keonjhar, Bhadrak and Jajpur districts due to incessant rain in the region.

NEW DELHI

The NIA on Monday filed a chargesheet against nine accused for their involvement in a conspiracy to carry out terrorist act by planting explosives on the railway tracks near Ghorasahan station in Bihar`s Motihari district in September 2016.

Kolkata

Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan today made a representation before newly sworn-in President Ram Nath Kovind seeking remission of the six-month jail term awarded to him by the Supreme Court.

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