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Nitish quits citing call of conscience, Non-committal on support from BJP
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After a month of tension and high drama over the issue of keeping the Mahagatbandhan alive in Bihar as Lalu Prasad Jadav, Chief of RJD, a major constituent of the ruling alliance in the state, and his family got deeply bogged down in alleged corruption charges, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar resigned today, citing irreconcilable differences with RJD.

BJP not in favour of mid-term polls in Bihar
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After Nitish Kumar's shock resignation as chief minister of Bihar, his ally Lalu Prasad Yadav questioned what wrong did he and his son do?

NEW DELHI

No concrete evidence has emerged to conclude that the 39 Indians abducted from Mosul in Iraq three years back have been killed, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said today and asserted that she "will not commit the sin" of declaring them dead without any proof.

Kolkata

Former WBPCC president Manas Bhunia who had joined Trinamool Congress (TMC), was among the five TMC candidates who filed nomination today for the upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from the West Bengal.

NEW DELHI

President Ram Nath Kovind today condoled the demise of eminent scientist Professor Yash Pal, saying his passing away is a great loss for the country.

NEW DELHI

The Opposition in Rajya Sabha today asked Union finance minister Arun Jaitley to clarify whether the government has decided to scrap the newly launched Rs 2,000 note and introduce a Rs 1,000 coin.

NEW DELHI

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today hailed the Indian armed forces for their prowess and sacrifices for the country on the occasion of 'Kargil Vijay Diwas'.

Kolkata

West Bengal education minister and Trinamool Congress secretary general Partha Chatterjee's wife died this morning following a sudden cardiac arrest. Babli Chatterjee had been taken to a private hospital yesterday after her health condition deteriorated.

Kolkata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today demanded that the Centre immediately "reform" DVC, which released water from its different barrages leading to the flood-like situation in the rain-battered state.

NEW DELHI

BJP President Amit Shah and union minister for textiles Smriti Irani are all fight for Rajya Sabha seats from Gujrat. This was decided today by BJP top leadership. The decision fuels speculation that Shah might get a cabinet berth.

Bhubaneswar

The north Odisha districts are likely to escape a major flood this time as the water level today went down in almost all rivers.

Patna

Branding senior BJP leader Sushil Modi 'anti-Bihari', Bihar deputy chief minister Tejashwi Yadav today slammed the former stating that he is an outsider who would never care about the state's development.

Malkangiri

A portion of a vital under-construction bridge near Balimela reservoir in Malkangiri district has collapsed due to incessant rains in the region.

Patna

Bihar Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi today invoked Jana Sangh founder Syama Prasad Mookerjee to stress that universities should always remember its importance in reconstruction of the country.

Lohardaga

An ambulance with four members of a family in it was washed away by the flood waters of Koel river in Jharkhand's Lohardaga district in the early hours today, official sources said.

Bhubaneswar

In a bid to prolong the life of rural roads by reducing deterioration, Odisha government has formulated the new rural road maintenance policy, 2017.

Berhampur

An assistant sub-inspector of police was killed today when his motorcycle collided with another bike near Kanchuru in Odisha's Ganjam district, about 20-km from here, police said. The 48-year-old was identified as an ASI of police in Chhatrapur police station.

Kolkata

To clear extra rush of passengers during the ensuing festive season, South Eastern Railway have started running 10 pairs of Weekly Special Trains between Santragachi-Chennai Central-Santragachi from July 27 to August 28.

Kolkata

As a result of the massive ticket checking drive conducted by Eastern Railway all over its jurisdiction from  July 14 to July 20 altogether 39,434 persons were detected travelling without or with improper ticket and carrying unbooked luggage and an amount of Rs.

Kolkata

For the convenience of the passengers, additional coaches will be attached two long distant trains leaving Howrah station.

Kolkata

Indian Railway has taken initiative to facilitate foreign tourists in book their tickets through internet up to 365 days in advance in all trains including Shatabdi, Rajdhani, Duronto, Gatiman etc. A set of regulations has been issued in this regard.

Agartala

A BJP worker, who had suffered injuries during a clash with the ruling CPM) activists in Dhalai district, has succumbed to his injuries at a government hospital here, police said today.

19th Kargil Vijay Diwas observed
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The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof Jagdish Mukhi today led the Islanders in paying rich tributes to the Kargil martyrs who gallantly laid down their lives  for the nation in the 1999 Kargil war  with Pakistan. To mark the occasion, a function was organized at the Kargil War Martyrs Memorial at Tagore Govt. College of Education, Port Blair here this morning.

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V SENTHIL KUMAR

Travelling in old rickety private buses, facing frequent breakdowns has become a scourge for commuters in the North and Middle Andaman.

Port Blair

On a specific inputs on sales of contraband tobacco products in Garacharma area on Wednesday, the District Food Safety Officer, South Andaman along with Food Safety Officers immediately reached the premise of Lalit Debnath, Prop.

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The Department of Environment and Forest, in association with the Department of Sports and Youth Affairs organized a swimming contest on Wednesday as part of the 68th Van Mahotsava celebration.  The Principal Chief Conservator of Forests, Mr Tarun Commar inaugurated the competition as the chief guest, while Smt Tanvi Garg, Secretary (Sports) was the guest of honour.

Port Blair

As a part of community policing initiative involving women, Nicobar District police conducted a one-day volleyball tournament for women in the far-flung area of Teressa Island on July 23.

Port Blair

Swadeshnagar. ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North & Middle Andaman organised “Swatchh Bharat” awareness programme on July 26 at Primary School, Duke Nagar.

Port Blair

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad, has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 4.0 meters between 5.30 pm on July 26 to 11.30 pm of July 28 along the west coast of Andaman Islands between Ten Degree Channel and Coco Channel.

Port Blair

The ICAR-Krishi  Vigyan Kendra, N & M Andaman, organized a three-day training programme for practicing farm women from July 24 to 26 on “low cost nutrient dense recipes for farm women and children” at, Duke Nagar, N & M Andaman.

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