Date wise Archive

New York

George W Bush issued a sharp denunciation of bigotry, white supremacy and falsehoods, in what was seen as a clear rebuke of politics in the age of President Donald Trump.

Mogadishu (Somalia)

The US military says it carried out a drone strike this week against al-Shabab in Somalia, shortly after the extremist group was blamed for the country's deadliest attack.

New York

Rare, vintage NASA photographs, that include the first picture ever taken from the Moon's surface, may fetch up to USD 9,000 each at an auction in the US.


US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will embark on a crucial trip to India and Pakistan next week as part of his week-long five-nation tour that would also take him to Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Switzerland.


Bangladesh's embattled former premier Khaleda Zia has surrendered before a local court that granted her bail in graft and defamation cases, a week after it issued an arrest warrant against her.


Karnataka PCC chief G Parameshwara today said non-declaration of chief ministerial candidate before assembly polls will not have any impact on the party prospects as it has not been the convention even at the time of Devaraj Urs.


Uttar Pradesh Minority Welfare Minister Baldev Singh Aulakh today lashed out at Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for saying the Taj Mahal will be "destroyed", and accused him of making such statements to create tension between two communities.


The Andhra Pradesh government appears unwilling to acquiesce to Odisha's request that work on construction of Polavaram multipurpose project be stopped forthwith till the latter's concerns were addressed.

Banda (UP)

A 45-year-old man was shot dead while his wife was injured after they got into an argument with their next-door neighbours on Diwali in Marka area, police said today.


A constable attached to Tamil Nadu Special Police here and his brother were arrested for assaulting a contractor, who allegedly refused to give money to buy liquor to them and also threatening him.

Bulandshahr (UP)

A couple suffered severe burn injuries when a huge pile of crackers stored in their house at Kali Nadi area caught fire today, police said.
Irshad (40) and his wife Sunno (32) were rushed to a hospital, SP (City) Praveen Ranjan Singh said.


In a rerun of his 'Namakku Naame' programme, DMK working president M K Stalin today said he will embark on a month-long outreach campaign across Tamil Nadu from November to highlight the "failings" of the AIADMK regime.

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Pradeep Kapoor

The impressive victory of Samajwadi Party-backed Samajwadi Chatra Sabha in the Allahabad Students Union polls has given a big jolt to BJP and it is bound to impact state politics as well.


Detection of common mosquito-borne disease malaria could become cheaper and take just "seconds" with a new portable device, the handiwork of researchers from two Kolkata institutes.


Deepavali, along with Kali Puja, was celebrated in West Bengal today with pomp and religious fervour, despite intermittent rains.
Both the festivals coincided this year and were being observed together, making the entire occasion a gala event.

SBI office gutted
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A massive fire broke out today on the 16th floor of a commercial building in central Kolkata, gutting the global market office of the State Bank of India (SBI).


To make the most of Bengalis' penchant for traditional delicacies on special occasions, restaurants in the city have widened the array of signature cuisines from Bengal this 'Bhai Phonta'.


Already battered by heavy rain and gusty surface wind, Odisha is likely to experience more downpour till tomorrow due to a depression which disrupted normal life in many parts of the state.

Met says more in store
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A depression over Bay of Bengal caused heavy overnight rain in parts of Gangetic West Bengal, with the Met department forecasting more downpour, raising the possibility of a flood-like situation in the coastal areas.
The depression lay centred over coastal Odisha about 25 km west of Chandbali at 5.30 am today, the Met office said.


A 22-day-old infant died following a wall collapse in a house at a village in Balasore district today, the policfe said.
The incident took place when the mud wall crumbled after incessant rains at Bilaparia village.


Nearly 12 kg charas was seized from a Nepalese man by the Sahastra Seema Bal in Bihar's East Champaran district today, an official said.


Infant mortality rate (IMR) in Mizoram during the fiscal year 2016-17 stood at 21 with 405 infants dying before attaining the age of one, a state health department report said.


Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today inaugurated 182 drinking water supply projects and laid foundation for 555 similar schemes.
Patnaik launched the projects for the urban poor people through video conferencing at an indoor stadium in Cuttack.


The Election Commission has directed the two rival factions of the ruling Naga Peoples' Front to settle their dispute over the party's election symbol 'cock' through a general convention within two months.


One person was killed and at least five others were injured today when police allegedly opened fire on protesters for torching the force's vehicles and attempting to set ablaze a police station in Samastipur district.


A man was forced to lick his own spit in Bihar's Nalanda district as punishment for trying to enter the home of an influential man of a village allegedly without permission.