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NEW DELHI

Assembly elections in Gujarat will be held in two phases on December 9 and 14, the Election Commission announced today, setting the stage for a high- stakes battle between the state's ruling BJP and the Congress.

TMC core committee meeting
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EOI CORRESPONDENT

Chief minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the Centre of encroaching into the private life of citizens by asking them to link their Aadhar cards with their mobile numbers and said that she herself would defy that even at the risk of deactivation of her number.

NEW DELHI

In a blunt message, India and the United States today asked Pakistan to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure operating from its soil, asserting that terror havens inside that country would not be tolerated.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the Centre's plea challenging the Calcutta High Court order on withdrawal of security forces from Darjeeling and Kalimpong in West Bengal.

Bengaluru

President Ram Nath Kovind today hailed Tipu Sultan, saying he died a heroic death fighting the British, remarks that came in the backdrop of protests by the BJP in Karnataka against the glorification of the 18th century Mysore ruler.

NEW DELHI

Union finance minister Arun Jaitley today announced that the BJP will celebrate November 8 as 'anti-blackmoney day', countering the Opposition which has declared that it will observe 'black day' on the first anniversary of demonetisation.

NEW DELHI

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat today warned of a Uri-like terror attack in the days to come while expressing concerns about the security of vital installations in the hinterland. Security of installations in hinterland is becoming a cause for concern.

NEW DELHI

Democracy becomes a reality if there is decency in the legislature along with three other 'D's' -- "debate, dissent and decide", President Ram Nath Kovind said here today.

NEW DELHI

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor today urged the Delhi High Court to stop journalist Arnab Goswami and his news channel Republic TV from "misreporting" his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death, saying his "right to be left alone" and "right to silence" must be respected.

NEW DELHI

Congress MP Shashi Tharoor today urged the Delhi High Court to stop journalist Arnab Goswami and his news channel Republic TV from "misreporting" his wife Sunanda Pushkar's death, saying his "right to be left alone" and "right to silence" must be respected.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today agreed to hear the Uttar Pradesh government's restoration plea against its order to demolish a multi-level car parking facility being built within a kilometre of the Taj Mahal on October 27.

NEW DELHI

A Delhi court today sent Syed Shahid Yousuf, son of globally wanted terrorist Syed Salahuddin, to seven days NIA custody in connection with a 2011 terror funding case for allegedly receiving money from his father.

NEW DELHI

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson today visited the iconic memorial of Mahatma Gandhi here and hailed him as one of the few global leaders who changed the world.

NEW DELHI

The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has written to the Medical Council of India (MCI) demanding that the participation of doctors in the process of capital punishment be scrapped.

NEW DELHI

The wait for air-conditioned train will finally end for passengers of Mumbai's suburban railway service, with Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today saying that the first such train will be introduced on January one.

NEW DELHI

The breakaway faction of the JD (U) will contest the Gujarat assembly polls in alliance with the Congress, its leader Sharad Yadav said today as he pitched for a "minimum division" among opposition parties as they take on the ruling BJP there.

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Arun Srivastava

A series of unprecedented political and military developments are taking place in China contiguous to holding of the 19th Congress of the Communist Party of China which began on October 18. While the CPC is well set to mention President Xi Jinping as a mentor, an honour reserved so far for Communist stalwarts Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping, this would be the first ever Congress which will have participation of military delegates on an unprecedented scale.

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G. Srinivasan

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley during his Washington sojourn to attend the Fund-Bank annual jamboree maintained in his interactive session with business leaders that addressing the problem of non-performing assets (NPAs) or what is in plain parlance the unrecoverable debts the public sector banks (PSBs) had been saddled with for far too long remains “a very high priority”. Jaitley said this has two aspects. One is to recover what is recoverable.

When a ruling party tries to muzzle the Press, it is a sure sign that it is losing public support. Each time a ruling party does it, it invites trouble for itself. Nevertheless, ruling parties never hesitate to resort to this measure time after time. One of the major causes of the defeat of the Congress party and the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi in the 1977 general elections was her muzzling the Press during Emergency.

Washington

US President Donald Trump has allowed the resumption of the refugee admission programme under new, stricter screening rules but ordered nationals from 11 countries believed to pose higher risk to face even tougher scrutiny.

Washington

In a new directive, the Trump administration has made it more difficult for the renewal of non-immigrant visas such as H-1B and L1, popular among Indian IT professionals, saying that the burden of proof lies on the applicant even when an extension is sought.

Washington

Space travel triggers genetic 'fireworks' - an increase in the process of turning genes on and off, a NASA study has found.

Islamabad

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has acknowledged that there is a "trust deficit" between his country and the US over the issue of Afghanistan even as he asserted that the two countries were talking to bridge their differences.

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M SURESH KUMAR

Several members of the Truck Drivers’ Union and labourers assembled minutes before the foundation laying ceremony for the proposed fruit market at Mohanpura to oppose construction of the market.  According to reports, the truckers held demonstration against the Municipal Council for construction of the fruit market in the land allocated for parking of transport truc

Port Blair

The state president of Bharatiya Janata Party and Member, Home Minister Advisory Committee, Mr Vishal Jolly laid the foundation stone for temporary fruit market, Mohanpura, Ward No. 4 on Wednesday.

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EOI CORRESPONDENT

Despite claim of higher allocation of funds under the rural employment scheme, hundreds of labourers engaged under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGS) in the North and Middle Andaman District has been kept deprived of wages for the past  three months.

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M SURESH KUMAR

The Director of Information, Publicity and Tourism, Mr Amit Anand, chaired a meeting of mediapersons on Wednesday to discuss plans for the forthcoming National Press Day 2017 celebration.  As per the directions of the Press Council of India, National Press Day is scheduled to be celebrated in these islands on November  16.

Port Blair

Upon receipt of information from the Assistant Commissioner of Campbell Bay on Tuesday, a 32-year-old  resident of Afra Bay, who sustained injuries after falling from a tree on October  24, the Indian Coast Guard vessel was immediately deployed along with medical assi

Port Blair

On the request of the Member of Parliament, Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray and the Andaman Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a team constituted on the direction of Revenue Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Government of India headed by Principle Chief Commissioner of CGST and C.

Port Blair

Mr. I. P. Singh, Chairperson, PBMC, Mr. S. N. N. Gregory, Councillor, Ward No. 12, EE Planning and other officials of the Council visited Ward. No. 12, and found that there was urgent need to improve and widen CC Road from Mr. B. K. Singh’s house to Mr.

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