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Sanctions additional Rs 12, 180 cr for infrastructure development
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Durgadas Banerjee

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe inaugurated the Ahmedabad-Mumubai bullet train project that will cost Rs 1.10 lakh crore to the Union government, chief minister Mamata Banerjee today sent a proposal to the Centre to build a bullet-train project between Andal in Burdwan and Kolkata.

Govt should take all parties on board to formulate policy, says Cong Mamata expresses concern over plight of immigrants
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The Centre will file an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Monday on its plans to deport Rohingya Muslims, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said today.


GJM supporters today clashed with police after pro-Gorkhaland supporters attacked a school bus and ransacked several shops in Kalimpong district of the hills, the police said.


The CPM today expelled its Rajya Sabha member Ritabrata Banerjee for "gross anti-party activity", its West Bengal secretary Surya Kanta Mishra said.


The Haryana government today handed over the sensational murder of Class II student Pradyuman Thakur at Gurugram's Ryan International School to Central Bureau of Investigation.


The CID will share the details of its probe into the killing of rationalist M M Kalburgi with the special investigation team (SIT) probing the Gauri Lankesh case, a top official said today.


The Union sports ministry has left out veteran Leander Paes and Saketh Myneni from the initial list of tennis players, who have been chosen for monthly allowance for their preparations for the next year's big-ticket events and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.


Senior Congress leader M Veerappa Moily today said Rahul Gandhi would like to emerge as the party president through an internal election process, and hinted that he may assume the charge as early as next month.


The Dokalam issue was handled "very well" and with "great maturity", Union minister and former Indian ambassador to the UN Hardeep Singh Puri said today.


A plea seeking framing of "non- negotiable" child safety conditions and implementation of guidelines to protect school children from sexual abuse and murder today prompted the Supreme Court to seek responses from the Centre and all state governments.


The Supreme Court today sought response from the Centre on a plea of a 73-year-old man from Tamil Nadu seeking a ban on the Blue Whale challenge game linked to deaths of several children worldwide.


Two foreigners, who were part of an international gang involved in stealing of debit and credit card credentials, have been arrested here, police said today.


The Delhi High Court today denied bail to a woman director of two Dubai-based firms, arrested in connection with the probe into the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper money laundering case.


The National Zoological Park here has procured its first anaesthetic machine in a bid to eliminate the need for administering anaesthetic drugs while sedating animals.


The demonetisation exercise "worsened" the financial position of newspapers due to fall in advertisements, the Indian Newspaper Society (INS) said today, urging the government to "support and strengthen" the industry.


The Congress said today it would launch a nationwide agitation against the "brazen increase" in central excise duty on petrol and diesel, leading to a steep hike in their prices.


Several passengers were 'badly burned' following an explosion on a London Underground train at Parsons Green station in West London on Friday morning. The incident is now being treated as a terror attack.


Condemning the London terror attack, United States President Donald Trump called for a tough action on the attack and said that those responsible were 'sick and demented people'.  "Another attack in London by a loser terrorist.


The European Union has extended sanctions by a further six months against dozens of Russian citizens and companies deemed to have a role in threatening the stability and independence of Ukraine.


North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan and into the Pacific today, responding to new UN sanctions with what appeared to be its furthest-ever missile flight amid high tensions over its weapons programmes.


President Donald Trump has signed a resolution condemning white supremacists and hate groups, hours after reviving his assertion that there were "bad dudes" among the people who assembled to oppose a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Harvard University on Friday withdrew a fellowship invitation to Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who was convicted of leaking classified data, after two top intelligence experts distanced themselves from the school over the invite.

Fort Myers

The death toll from Hurricane Irma was at 82 early on Friday as 1.5 million homes and businesses in Florida remained without power in sweltering heat, five days after the historic storm ripped through southeast U.S.


Tropical storm Jose is expected to strengthen into a hurricane later on Friday, bringing "high surfs and life threatening rip currents" along sections of the United States east coast, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

United Nations

About 40 per cent of the total Rohingya population living in the Rakhine State of Myanmar has now fled to Bangladesh, the UN has said.


Sidelined AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran today launched a fresh attack on his rival, chief minister K Palaniswami and vowed to "end this rule of betrayal" within a week.


The Supreme Court today asked the Delhi High Court to decide by September 25 the plea of AAP leader Raghav Chadha against a trial court order summoning him as an accused in the criminal defamation case filed by Union minister Arun Jaitley.


Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis today picked up a broom and swept a lane in the busy Crawford Market here while launching the 15-day sanitation campaign - 'Swachhta hi Seva'.


The Kerala government today ordered a probe by an expert team into a complaint that a nine-year-old girl suffering from blood cancer contracted HIV after blood transfusion at the Regional Cancer Centre here.


A 29-year-old jawan of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service weapon here this morning, an official said.