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NEW DELHI

The Union government has ordered state-run oil companies to raise subsidised cooking gas (LPG) prices by Rs 4 per cylinder every month to eliminate all the subsidies by March next year, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said today.

Kolkata

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee today criticised the Union government's decision to raise prices of subsidised cooking gas (LPG) every month to eliminate all subsidies, saying the BJP "only care for money".

Not so unusual movement, says ITBP
Report by: 
Agencies

Amid the military stand-off in Doklam, the Chinese troops recently entered a disputed stretch along the international border with India.

DARJEELING

The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) has given a 10-day deadline to the Centre to intervene in the Gorkhaland statehood stir as the indefinite shutdown in the hills entered its 47th day today.

Patna

The Patna High Court today dismissed two petitions challenging formation of the new government by Nitish Kumar's JD-U along with the BJP, saying no intervention of the court is required after floor test in the state Assembly.

Bikash's nomination cancelled
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Agencies

Five TMC candidates and a Congress candidate were elected to the Rajya Sabha unopposed from West Bengal after CPM candidate Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya's nomination was cancelled due to technical reasons.

Kolkata

The flood toll in West Bengal rose to 39 today with the death of five more persons even as the situation improved due to less rainfall and the water level of rivers receding.

Report by: 
V SENTHIL KUMAR

Students of Class XII the Government Senior Secondary School, Sabari in Middle Andaman boycotted classes and came on streets protesting against the shortage of teaching staff in their school last Saturday According to reports, unrest was prevailing among the students since resumption of the academic session after summer vacations when they found no teachers in the d

68th Van Mahotsav celebrations conclude
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Agencies

The month long celebration of the 68th Van Mahotsav here in the Isles organized by the Department of Environment & Forests, A&N Islands culminated with a prize distribution ceremony held at TGCE auditorium on Monday.    The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Prof.

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

Taking a strong note of the report published in The Echo of India in its edition dated 7th July 2017, the Directorate of Social Welfare finally took steps to accommodate 88 year Paresh Chander Bepari in the Old Age Home at Ferrargunj. According to reports, Bepari, was provided all articles of daily use and shifted to Ferrargunj Home a couple of days ago.

Port Blair

The two-day workshop to facilitate process for implementation of the ‘Business Reforms Action Points-2017’, got underway in the conference hall of Megapode Resort here on Monday.

Port Blair

The Environmental Information (EI) division of MoEF&CC, New Delhi launched a novel Green Skill Development Programme for skill development in the field of biodiversity conservation and para taxonomy across 11 centres located in nine bio-geographic zone of the coun

Port Blair

Breakless Entertainers, an Event Management and Entertainment organisation, will present a grand musical evening, “A Tribute to Kishore Kumar” on Aug 2 from 6 pm to 8.30 pm at Dr B R Ambedkar Auditorium, Mohanpura.

Port Blair

The Indian Coast Guard seized 1,500 kg of drugs (heroin and chitta) from a merchant ship off the Gujarat shoreline on Saturday, reportedly the biggest single haul of narcotics in India.

Port Blair

The tree plantation and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was carried out at Shaheed Capt Ashim Bhattacharya Park, Junglighat, by 110 NCC cadets of the Army, Navy and Air Force. The Commanding Officers of both the Army and Naval NCC units and PI staff participated in the event.

Port Blair

The Port Blair Municipal Council bid farewell to four of employees, Mr Aboobacker, LVD attached the Mechanical Section, Mr A. Manickam, Mason, Works Section, Mr Joseph David, Sr. S.

Port Blair

An awareness programme on disability was held for staff members of the Zilla Parishad on Monday. A slideshow presentation was made by the IT Cell on the various aspects of disability and legal provisions under it.

Port Blair

The Mahasamadhi Day of Swami Chinmayananda, founder of Chinmaya Mission world-wide will be observed on Aug 3, 2017 in the mission premises.

Port Blair

After serving for more than 39 years in the Education Department, Mr P.Hamza, Daftry attached to the office of the Deputy Education Officer, Wimberlygunj, superannuated from government service on Monday.

Port Blair

Grand Bollywood Musical Nite will be organized by Rajya Kalakar Mahasangh and Mr AP Hussain, Pradhan, Bambooflat-II Panchayat on Tuesday from 5.30 pm at Puja Pandal, Naya Basthi, Gram Panchayat Bambooflat-II.

Port Blair

Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, A & N Islands demanded opening of additional counters at site offices of electricity department and introduce online facility for payment of electricity bills.

Port Blair

The Andaman College here proposes to prepare a panel of Guest Lecturers in the disciplines of English, Bengali, Business Administration, Psychology, Sociology, Music Hindustani (vocal), Commerce (CS), Commerce, Hindi, Economics, Environmental Studies, Physical Educati

Port Blair

Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Padmashree Naresh Chander Lall visited Abbhyuday Complex (Old Age Home), Ferrargunj last Saturday and interacted with the inmates and staff.

Port Blair

Gram Panchayat, Shoal Bay has been declared as “Child Friendly Village” last Saturday with the formation of the Panchayat’s Child Protection Committee. Mr.

Port Blair

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad, has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.5 meters between 5.30 pm on July 31 to 11.30 of  August 2 along the west coast of Andaman Islands between Ten Degree Channel and Coco Channel.

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

How long will the country mutely witness thousands of its debt-stricken small farmers committing suicides year after year, no matter which political party is in power at the Centre or states? With 67 per cent of India’s farmland held by marginal farmers and continuous shrinkage of acreage under their control provide an alarming picture of the future of those poor farmers and India’s agriculture.

Author: 
G. Srinivasan

Ever since the NDA government returned to power after a decade of wilderness in 2014, the new dispensation under the inscrutable but all the more intrepid leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is blazing a new trial on the economic landscape with gusto.

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been made to resign after the Supreme Court found him guilty in the money-laundering, wealth-concealment cases and in using a string of off-shore companies linked to the Sharif family to buy a number of luxury properties in London. The apex court of Pakistan has disqualified him for life from holding a public office. Sharif has kept up the tradition of no elected prime minister of Pakistan having ever completed his full term of office.

Patna

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today said he had no option but to walk out of the grand alliance as continuing in it would have meant compromising with corruption.

Guwahati

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay an one-day visit to Assam on Tuesday to discuss a permanent solution to the flood problem in the state every year.

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