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DMK president M Karunanidhi underwent a minor procedure at a hospital here today and was discharged soon after. The 93-year-old leader was also examined by doctors to evaluate his other health parameters.


Members of Jat community in Dholpur and Bharatpur districts of Rajasthan postponed their agitation for reservation, which was scheduled to begin today, till August 22.


Pakistan today shelled forward posts and civilian areas along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, even as an Army jawan wounded in an earlier incident in Uri sector succumbed at a hospital, an Army officer said.


Former Kerala advocate general M K Damodaran passed away in Kochi after a prolonged illness, his family said. Damodaran, 77, died at a private hospital where he was undergoing treatment for nearly a month for respiratory ailment, they said.

L.S. Herdenia

There are major discrepancies between the claims made by the Madhya Pradesh government and Narmada Bachao Andolan relating to the rehabilitation of the oustees of the Sardar Sarovar project, a three-day tour of several villages in the submergence zone in the Dhar and Barwani districts of the state reveals.

Kalyani Shankar

Why is the NDA growing at the cost of the UPA? There was a time when the BJP as a political party was untouchable, but today it is opposite of what was seen in the early eighties.  Political pundits believed that the country was moving towards a two-front politics in a coalition era. But this has changed in 2014 after the BJP emerged as the single largest party with a majority ending the 30 years of coalition politics.

Over seventy infants have died in less than a week in a government-run medical college and hospital at Gorakhpur.  Nobody disputes the fact of their deaths. But there is considerable disagreement as to the cause of their death: whether it was due to oxygen supply having run out or whether it was due to encephalitis or whether it was due to negligence of doctors or hospital staff.


Six suspected RJD supporters were arrested in connection with the attack on Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi's carcade in Vaishali district on Tuesday night.


Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan today said the Bihar flood crisis was the "worst in almost three decades" as he took up the matter with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who assured him that the Centre was providing all possible help to the eastern state.


The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) today suffered yet another blow when party spokesperson Pragati Mehta joined its rival faction in the state Assembly - the Janata Dal- United (JD-U).


National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel helped a pregnant lady deliver her baby on its rescue boat in Bihar's flood-ravaged Madhubani district today.


Harindra Rao, general manager, Eastern Railway administered Swachhta pledge amongst the staff and officers of Eastern Railway this morning (16.8.2017) to mark the inauguration of Swachhta Pakhwada observation in Eastern Railway from  August 16 to 31.


S N Agrawal, general manager, South Eastern Railway (SER) initiated Swachh Rail Swachh Bharat – Swachhta Pakhwada at its Headquarters, Garden Reach, today as a part of making Clean India on and from August 16 to August 31.


As per the direction received from Railway Board, Swachchta Pakhwara will be organised at various locations in CLW premises till August 31.


To clear the extra rush of passengers, Eastern Railway will run four pairs of special trains between Sealdah and Malda Town.


Due to flood water flowing above the Railway track in the Smastipur Division of Eastern Central Railway, 13044 Down Raxaul-Howrah Express will originate from Darbhanga Jn. instead of Raxaul on August 17. (EOIC)