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Kolkata

The Calcutta High Court today stayed the withdrawal of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces (CAPF) from Darjeeling hills, the scene of unrest over the statehood demand, till October 27, in a relief to the West Bengal government.

NEW DELHI

Union minister and Member of Parliament from Darjeeling S S Ahluwalia today warned the West Bengal government of a severe backlash if the state chose to "physically eliminate" people in a bid to douse the fire in its hills.

Cong dares saffron party to get any probe done
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The BJP today mounted attack on Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Rahul, questioning their "silence" over a claim in a media report that Robert Vadra had "links" with fugitive arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari.

NEW DELHI

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj today flagged the H1B visa issue as a "strong concern" during a meeting with a visiting US Congressional delegation and sought bipartisan support for it

UP CM to visit Agra next week, review tourist scheme
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The Taj Mahal was made by the blood and sweat of "Bharat Mata's sons" and its protection was the responsibility of the Uttar Pradesh government, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said today.

NEW DELHI

Former President Pranab Mukherjee has described Mamata Banerjee as a "born rebel" and recalled how she once stormed out of a meeting, leaving him feeling "humiliated and insulted".

Kolkata

The expulsion of fourteen girl students from the Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute (SRFTI)for their refusal to vacate an old hostel and shift to a new accommodation triggered protests on the premiere institute's campus today.

Kolkata

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi today conveyed his heartiest greetings on occasion of the festival of lights and wished the people of the state a Happy Diwali.

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KURMA RAO

The Union Government has given the country four women Chief Ministers, six ministers in the cabinet and many others leaders in municipal and panchayat bodies. Even this remote territory is being led by women in many fronts, a perfect example of women empowerment.

Port Blair

Defence Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman, is scheduled to arrive on her maiden visit to these islands on Wednesday. She will celebrate Diwali with troops and interact with their  families during various events over the next two days.

Port Blair

All tourists and tour operators have been informed that the Museums of the National Memorial Cellular Jail shall remain open on 18th October from 8 am to 2.30 pm. No entry will be allowed after 2.30 pm in the Museums of Cellular Jail due to administrative reasons.

Port Blair

It is brought to the notice of all concerned candidates of A&N Islands who have applied for allotment/admission in the following courses for the academic session 2017-18, the counselling/selection of eligible candidates for nomination will be held on October  20 a

Port Blair

A meeting-cum-sensitising  programme was held on Tuesday in the Conference Hall of Directorate of Disaster Management with the member, Commission for Protection of Child Rights, A & N Administration, Port Blair, Secretaries and In-charge of Child Care Institutions

Port Blair

In solidarity of the countrywide  agitation in all State capitals by the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, New Delhi, the Non-Gazetted Govt.

Port Blair

The INCOIS Observatory, Hyderabad, has forecast high waves in the range of 3.0 - 3.6 meters during 17:30 hours on 17-10-2017 to 23:30 hours of 19-10-2017 along the west coast of Andaman Islands between Ten Degree Channel and Coco Channel.

Port Blair

The state president of BJP, A&N Islands, Mr Vishal Jolly, has expressed his warm greetings on the auspicious occasion of Deepavali.

Port Blair

On ‘National Ayurveda Day’, an awareness rally was organised by A&N state AYUSH society and Regional Research Centre of Ayurveda on the theme ‘Walk Away from Disease’, from Gandhi statue, Aberdeen Bazaar to AYUSH Hospital, Junglighat.

Port Blair

Two seats, one each in Arts under Category-Ill (b) Physically Challenged and one seat in Computer Science under Category-Ill (a) are available for admission to two-years B.Ed, Degree programme for the session 2017-18 in Tagore Government College of Education, Port Bla

Port Blair

The state BJP chief, Mr. Vishal  Jolly has in a letter requested the External Affairs Minister , Mrs Sushma Swaraj to take adequate measures to rescue Mr. S.

Author: 
V.Srinivas

Rapid agriculture growth and rapid rural employment growth were always the focus of India’s policy makers. Mahatma Gandhi envisaged India as a Nation of self-sufficient autonomous village republics. Land - the summum bonum of rural existence, and agricultural structure was the most important determinant of India’s development. Highly skewed distribution of land was responsible for agricultural backwardness.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s comment “anti-national forces can't appreciate economic trends” betrays the acute compulsion of survival in the BJP. It also signifies a desperate attempt to distance himself from the remarks of his senior leader Yashwant Sinha. The use of the term anti-national for Sinha is indeed shocking.

Two bye-election results, one in the north and the other in the far south, one for the Lok Sabha and the other for the State Assembly in Kerala, gave gone decisively against the ruling BJP.  In the Gurdaspur (Punjab) Lok Sabha election, the Congress candidate polled 4,99,752 vote, followed by BJP’s 3,06,503 votes. The Congress candidate defeated the BJP by a margin of 1.93 lakh votes. The AAP came a poor third with just 23,579 votes. The voters of Gurdaspur rejected Arvind Kejriwal’s party emphatically.

Geneva

Some 582,000 Rohingya refugees have fled their homes in Myanmar and arrived in Bangladesh since late August, the United Nations said today, warning that thousands more were stranded at the border.

Tokyo

A Japanese defence helicopter carrying four crew members has lost contact during flight training in central Japan.

Beirut

The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces said today they had fully captured the Islamic State group's former Syrian stronghold Raqa, after more than four months of fighting.

Washington

US President Donald Trump has promised to bring the cost of prescription drugs way down and let other countries pay more for these medicines in a new policy that could have implications for India.

United Nations

Fifty Indian peacekeepers stationed in South Sudan have been awarded the UN Medal for their professionalism and service in protecting civilians and building durable peace in the conflict-ridden country.

Lahore

The Pakistan government today sought the extension of Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed's detention under the public safety law, two days after withdrawing its application to prolong his house arrest under the anti-terrorism law.

Mumbai

Over one lakh employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) have gone on an indefinite strike demanding a hike in salary, causing hardships to thousands of long-distance passengers planning to travel to their hometowns for Diwali.

Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Governor Justice (Retd) P Sathasivam today greeted people of the state on the eve of Deepavali. "I wish everyone a happy and safe Deepavali," he said in his message.

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