Date wise Archive

Kolkata

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung today claimed in a city court that the CBI has not been able to provide any specific proof of his involvement in the murder of All India Gorkha League chief Madan Tamang.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court has asked the CBI to respond to a plea filed by Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) general secretary Roshan Giri seeking transfer of his trial in 2010 Madan Tamang murder case from Kolkata to Sikkim apprehending serious law and order crisis.

Kolkata

The West Bengal transport department has been able to increase its income by around 30 per cent and check the outflow of funds and in the last two years after introducing various steps like installation of CCTVs, GPS systems in its buses.

Guwahati

The decision of the Kamrup (Metro) district administration to remove the iconic statue of Mahatma Gandhi atop the Gandhi mondop here has evoked sharp reaction and strong resentment from artists and freedom fighters.

Kolkata

As part of catering drives, the detailed inspection was carried out at Mahanayak Uttam Kumar Station on Tuesday by Metro Railway officers. The drive is aimed at ensuring the cleanliness of stall and more importantly, disposal of garbage to the earmarked vat.

Kolkata

S N Agrawal, general manager of South Eastern Railway (SER) inaugurated a three-day Meditation Workshop at BNR Auditorium, SER headquarters, Garden Reach today.

Kolkata

Scientists and professors from different educational institutions today took part in a rally titled 'India March for Science', where they raised their voice demanding rise in allocation of funds for scientific and technological research and education.

2 loco pilots honoured with safety awards
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EOIC

Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway held a high level meeting on safety, punctuality and security aspects with the principal head of departments and divisional railway managers at Eastern Railway’s Headquarters, Fairlie Place today.

Paris

French security forces launched a manhunt today after a car rammed into anti-terrorism soldiers outside their barracks in a Paris suburb, injuring six.

London

A media scholar at Birmingham City University has begun a first of its kind study in decades to highlight the representation of marginalised people in Indian cinema as he believes stereotyped depictions of such people on screen is fuelling further social stratificatio

Tehran

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appointed two female vice presidents today, a day after coming under fire from reformists for nominating no women ministers.

Gaza City

Three people were injured, including one critically, as Israel bombed Hamas sites in the Gaza Strip, Palestinian security and medical sources have said, hours after a rocket hit the Jewish state.

London

A consortium of 12 British and Indian universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, has received a 7-million-pound grant from the UK government to build five self-sufficient solar-powered buildings in remote Indian villages.

SEOUL

North Korea today said that it is considering strikes near US strategic military installations in Guam with its intermediate range ballistic missiles, state news agency KCNA reported.

Islamabad

Pakistan's ousted premier Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that he wants Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to continue as Prime Minister till the completion of the PML-N government's tenure.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

Union minister Muktar Abbas Naqvi’s remark that not singing Vande Mataram is not an anti-national act seemingly marks a new and somewhat unexpected phase in saffron politics. This is the same Naqvi who advised those who want to eat beef to go to Pakistan and who denied in parliament that the lynching of Pehlu Khan in Rajasthan took place.

Author: 
G. Srinivasan

The nineteenth round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Trade Negotiating Committee held its twelve-day protracted parleys in Hyderabad with Government of India hosting the event.

It is a topsy-turvy world in which the victim is guilty and the criminal is innocent. The stalking and attempted kidnapping of a young girl, daughter of an IAS officer in Chandigarh, by the son of a top BJP leader, has taken a curious turn. First, as soon as the identity of the offender was known the police tried to play down the gravity of the crime by arresting the accused and slapping bailable charges on him. He was then bailed out. Then the CCTV footages first mysteriously disappeared, then re-surfaced. Then started the vilification of the victim.