Date wise Archive

Patna

The alleged NGO scam in Bhagalpur rocked both Houses of the Bihar legislature for the second day today with Opposition Congress and RJD raising slogans and demanding resignation of chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Kumar Modi.

NEW DELHI

The Congress today sought a Supreme Court-monitored probe into the alleged multi-crore NGO fraud in Bihar, and asked chief minister Nitish Kumar and his deputy Sushil Modi to step down.

BJP urges RJD to postpone rally, Lalu says 'no'
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Agencies

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conduct an aerial survey of flood-affected districts of Bihar on August 26. Tweeting about it, Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Modi said: PM coming on 26th Aug for aerial survey of flood affected dists of Bihar.

Santiniketan/Kolkata

The gherao of the officiating registrar and eight other officials of Visva-Bharati University continued for the second day today with the physical education department students refusing to withdraw their agitation.

Imphal

Former Manipur chief minister and a member of the first Lok Sabha Rishang Keishing passed away today following brief illness here. The veteran Congress leader was 96.

Tezpur

A student of the Tezpur Medical College was rusticated for six months and three others were expelled from hostel for alleged ragging, the Principal of the college said today.

Chittaranjan

As per the direction received from Railway Board, Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) is observing Swachchta Pakhwara from August 16 in its premises. As a part of the event, the CLW today started observing Swachch Parisar.

Kolkata

In connection with the derailment of few coaches of 12225 Azamgarh – Delhi Kaifiyat Express in Kanpur – Tundla section of North Central Railway at about 2.38 am today, a number of Eastern Railway bound trains which commenced their journey from their respective origina

Kolkata

With a view to clear extra rush of passengers, South Eastern Railway has decided to run one trip superfast special train between Howrah and Yesvantpur leaving Howrah on August 24.

Hong Kong

Typhoon Hato, a maximum category 10 storm, slammed into Hong Kong on Wednesday lashing the Asian financial hub with wind and rain that uprooted trees and forced most businesses to close, while in some places big waves flooded seaside streets.

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M SURESH KUMAR

While stray animals continue to rule the roads in city despite best efforts of the civic body to contain the menace, the annoyance caused by the lot has now started taking a toll on visitors in one of the most frequented destinations in the city.  Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex is visited by hundreds of tourists on a regular basis to avail boat services to nearby

Port Blair

The Andaman & Nicobar Gazetted Officers’ Association has appreciated the decision of the Govt.

Port Blair

The Finance Department of A & N Administration has approved ISDA Arrears of summer vacation period w.e.f. 01.09.2008 for teachers and non-teaching staff working under Education Department.

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ROOPA LALL

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has constituted a Preview Committee for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2017 with 40 members and noted director Vivek Agnihotri  as the convener of the committee for selection of film for Goa International Film Festival.

Port Blair

The Member of Parliament, A & N Islands, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray has strongly opposed the initiative of administration for recruitment through the self marking scheme instead of conducting recruitment test for selection published in “The Daily Telegram” dated 12-08-201

Port Blair

The All India Radio here proposes to conduct an audition for preparation of panel of Casual Assignee’s in Hindi, Malayalam, Tamil, Telugu, Nicobari and Bangla languages.

Port Blair

The State Data Centre will remain closed on August 25 for maintenance. Accordingly, payments of electricity bill at Common Service Centres as well as Electricity Site Office Counters will not be accepted on August  25. Electricity consumers, whose due date i.e.

Port Blair

A Mega Career Counselling Program on career avenues for commerce students was held in Mahatma Gandhi International School, In the Mega career guidance and counselling program, the panel of experts shared views and thoughts to the students.

Port Blair

C.P.R Environmental Education Centre, Port Blair in collaboration with Dept.

Port Blair

A four-day awareness programme on PMEGP (Prime Minister Employment Generation Programme) for students of Home Science Department, JNRM, got underway on Wednesday.

Port Blair

A few seats are available in Andaman College for admission in B.A. Economics and BPA (Music). Desirous candidates, who have not applied earlier, have been advised to apply online in the Common College Admission Portal on or before August 25.

Port Blair

Notice inviting applications from candidates for filling up the post of Rapporteur-cum-Office-in-Charge (Record) in the Port Blair Municipal Council has been cancelled as none of the candidates fulfilled the eligibility criteria prescribed in the recruitment rules for

Port Blair

Swachhta fortnight was organised by Nehru yuva Kendra Campbell Bay as per the instructions laid in the guideline from  August 1 to August 15.

Port Blair

A team of Islands Development Organization visited Solid Waste Management Recycling Site of PBMC and Anganwadi Centre at Brookshabad on Wednesday.

Author: 
S. Sethuraman

India is entering the Seventieth anniversary of its Independence in 2017, with far greater challenges to confront in a topsy-turvy world, which sees a sudden resurgence of forces of white supremacists and neo-Nazists, right in the heart of world’s oldest democracy. These may be of no concern for us but our own ‘nationalisms’ should be held within our Constitutional bounds.

Author: 
Amulya Ganguli

Even as former vice-president, Hamid Ansari, walks into the sunset at the end of his term with the abuses of the Hindutva trolls ringing in his ears, it is possible to predict that no other Muslim will adorn a high constitutional position as long as the Narendra Modi government is in power.

A Division Bench of the Supreme Court in a landmark judgment on Tuesday held, by a 3-2 majority, that Triple Talaq is unconstitutional and violative of fundamental rights. All forward-looking persons, irrespective of their religion, would hail the judgment. Most grateful to the apex court will be tens of thousands of Muslim women who have been victims of this unjust practice for hundreds of years. Justice Joseph pointed out that triple talaq is not recognized by Koran and as such the practice cannot be defended on the plea of the right to religion.