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Kolkata

A city court has directed the print and electronic media not to publish the names and addresses of witnesses deposing in the Khagragarh blast case to ensure their safety.

Patna

The flood situation continued to improve in Bihar with no fresh casualty in the past 24 hours and the number of relief camps reduced to half at 54.

Kolkata

The Calcutta High Court today directed the West Bengal government to advertise the norms and guidelines related to animal slaughter in print and the electronic media.

Ranchi

The Jharkhand High Court today took suo moto cognisance of the deaths of 164 children in a Jamshedpur hospital in the last four months and has sought reply from the Raghubar Das-led Jharkhand government.

Howrah

A woman and her son were found charred to death in a fire at a house at Chakpara area in Liluah town of Howrah district, police said. According to police they received information about fire in a house at Chakpara area.

Bhubaneswar

Odisha government is ready to abolish block grant system of teachers in schools and colleges as demanded by agitating teachers, school and mass education minister Badri Narayan Patra said here on Thursday.

Kolkata

Congress MLA Shankar Singha, who had switched over to ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) a few months back, has been appointed as the chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of the West Bengal assembly.

Guwahati

For the first time in nearly three decades, the Assam government has exercised its power under the controversial Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act by declaring the entire state "disturbed" for six months beginning today.

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ROOPA LALL

Taking strong note of the report published in The Echo of India recently, the Department of Education has initiated steps to procure furniture for several schools in these islands.

Port Blair

The chairperson and members of the Andaman and Nicobar Waqf Board extended their greetings to the islanders on Eid-Ul-Zuha.

Port Blair

The state president of BJP, A&N Islands, Mr Vishal Jolly has extended his warm greetings and good wishes on the occasion of Eid-Ul-Azha to all Muslim brothers and sisters of these islands.

Port Blair

The Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, Mr Jaydeep Kumar Dey has greeted the islanders on the occasion of Eid-ul-Zuha. Wishing peace and prosperity for islanders, Mr Dey urged islanders to share love and happiness with others on the occasion.

Report by: 
BALRAM SINGH

IPS Manoj C, soon after assuming charge as the Superintendent of Police, Nicobar, visited Campbell Bay in the remote southern group of islands on Thursday. According to reports, the SP held a series of meetings to take stock of concerns in the region.

Port Blair

Pursuant to the submission of Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, Member of Parliament, A & N Islands, the Union Home Ministry constituted a committee under the chairmanship of Mr Vivek Rae, ex-Chief Secretary of A & N Administration to discuss the various issue such as exces

Port Blair

The ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra, N & M Andaman, celebrated “National Nutrition Week” with great zeal and enthusiasm today by involving school students of Govt. Senior Secondary School, Rangatat ZillaParishad Community Hall, Rangat.

Port Blair

Al Yasin Yousuf (27) yrs, resident of School Line was arrested for possessing 750 grams of prohibited contraband (ganja) near the Bathu Basti truck stand. A police team headed by Insp. Sahil Shamsuddin, SHO, PS Pahargoan and comprising  SI P. Jeevan, HC/P.

Port Blair

The PBMC has disconnected water supply to 30 hotels and commercial establishments today because of non-payment of dues. However during the day, 12 firms deposited their dues and their water connections are being restored after levy of re-connection charges.

Port Blair

The Central Island Agricultural Research Institute has released the agromet bulletin for the period from September 2 to 6. In the bulletin, CIARI forecast cloudy weather with light to moderate rainfall in during next five days.

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Agencies

To celebrate teachers day in a befitting manner Sports & Cultural competition was organised by the Deputy Education Office, South Andaman for the teachers of South Andaman Zone form 22nd August to 30th August 2017 and the results are as follows:
1. Result of Badminton held on 22nd & 23rd August 2017 at Multipurpose Hall Netaji Stadium.

Author: 
L.S. Herdenia

BJP national president Amit Shah virtually launched the campaign for the Madhya Pradesh assembly elections scheduled for next year. During a three-day stay here, he interacted with organisational functionaries, ministers, former party MPs and MLAs, prominent citizens, intellectuals, literacy persons and also sadhu-sants.

Author: 
Kalyani Shankar

Tamil Nadu is witnessing fast moving political developments and realignment of political forces. At last the two warring factions of the ruling AIADMK have merged on Tuesday sidelining the Sasikala faction holding on to what it calls the “Aatchi” (government) and “Katchi ” (Party) after a negotiated power sharing arrangement. With four more years to go for the next Assembly polls, no MLA wants elections. They have also decided to get rid of the current General Secretary V.K. Sasikala who is in jail.

The truth about demonetization is out at last, as truth always is. The latest Reserve Bank of India report has virtually invalidated all the arguments adduced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and later dutifully echoed by his Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in support of demonetization. Demonetization has failed to unearth black money, failed to stop generation of fresh black money, failed to prevent manufacture and circulation of counterfeit notes, failed to prevent terror-funding.

Mecca (Saudi Arabia)

More than two million Muslims from around the world began the Haj pilgrimage at Islam's holiest sites today, a religious duty and an epic multi-stage journey.

Paris

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said that major labour market reforms unveiled today were "ambitious, balanced and fair" after they met with mixed reaction from trade unions.

Tokyo

British Prime Minister Theresa May attended Japan's top security meeting today, as the two countries vowed to work together to confront nuclear-armed North Korea over its firing of a missile over the Asian nation.

Vatican City

Pope Francis launches an emotionally charged visit next week to Colombia, to call for reconciliation as the country emerges from Latin America's longest civil war in a contested peace process.

Brussels

The European Union warned Britain today that negotiations over its exit from the bloc have so far failed to make enough headway for discussions on a future trade deal to begin in October.

Ankara

Turkey has hit out against a fresh indictment from the US Justice Department against Turkish security personnel accused of assaulting protesters during a Washington visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in May.

Islamabad

Pakistan today summoned India's Deputy High Commissioner J P Singh over alleged "ceasefire violations" by Indian troops along the Line of Control (LoC) which resulted in the killing of a civilian.

Chandigarh

Haryana government has decided to develop 'Citizen Facilitation Centres' in all 10 Municipal Corporations, 18 Municipal Councils and 52 Municipalities in the state. Forty one types of services, many of them free, will be provided in these centres.

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