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Active campaigns by senior BJP and Congress leaders, present and former Union ministers, have set the poll pot boiling in the otherwise staid local body elections in Uttar Pradesh.


The Travancore Devaswom Board, which manages the famed Sabarimala temple, is getting ready to re-record with changes a devotional song, played every night to put Lord Ayyappa, the principal deity, to sleep.


The Kerala government is drawing up an ambitious programme to construct over 500 public toilet complexes across the state to realise the objectives of complete Open Defecation Free (ODF) status.


The BJP will ensure "all-round" development of UP through urban local bodies and the 'Swachh UP, Swastha UP' campaign will get wings after the party's win in civic polls, state Energy Minister Shrikant Sharma said.


Days after Income Tax sleuths raided premises linked to the family of jailed AIADMK leader V K Sasikala, her brother V Divakaran has said that late chief minister J Jayalalithaa did not ensure any "protection" to his sister.

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Pradeep Kapoor

Facing large scale exodus from her party after its worst ever performance in the Assembly elections, BSP leader Mayawati is now focussing attention on the local bodies election, which is being contested on the party symbol for the first time.


President Ram Nath Kovind will inaugurate the two-day North East Development Summit in Imphal on Tuesday, which seeks to boost trade and investment in the underdeveloped region.


Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das today said the state government proposed to invest Rs 2000 crore to develop selected tourist places as world-class tourist destination.


The Odisha government today issued a notice warning of disciplinary action against 108 doctors, who have remained absent from their places of duty for a long period, if they fail to reply within a month.


Mizoram home minister R Lalzirliana today expressed hope that the ongoing peace talks between the state and a faction of insurgent group Hmar People's Convention (Democratic), led by H Zosangbera, would end the imbroglio over Sinlung Hills Development Council (SHDC).


The police today arrested a man for allegedly raping and killing a 13-year-old girl at Lalbandh area here, police said.


Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today expressed grief over the death of Indian Air Force (IAF) commando Jyoti Prakash Nirala, who was killed in a gunfight with militants in Kahsmir, and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 11 lakh for his family.


A familiar face in TV serials and films, Rita Koiral died of cancer at a private hospital here today, the members of her family said.


More than 250 students from 62 ICSE-affiliated schools of Kolkata and its neighbouring districts learned about social media and its impact on our everyday life at a day-long workshop here.

Amritananda Chakravorty Mihir Samson

i. SC Dismisses Plea Which Questioned Delay In MOP And Appointments Of Judges Before It’s Finalisation – The Supreme Court dismissed a petition, which sought an explanation from the Centre for the delay in finalizing the memorandum of procedure (MOP) for appointment of judges to the Supreme Court and High Courtsand which also questioned continuing appointments even when the MOP had not been finalised.The petition was earlier listed before the bench of Justices A.K. Goel and U.U.

Arun Srivastava

There is no more ambiguity: India has finally agreed to act as an ally of the US by joining the new regional coalition ‘Quad’, an abbreviation for ‘’quadruple’ or four. The other members of the Quad are Japan, America and Australia. India’s stand towards Quad could be deciphered from the remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi which he made just before leaving for Manila: “India’s commitment towards deepening engagement with ASEAN and India-Pacific region.”

Election campaigns are now turning more and bitterer. Undignified language, slur words and crude personal attacks on candidates or party leaders have become the order of the day. Electronic media has opened up new fronts of attack – trolling, morphed videos, even sex videos – to denigrate and stigmatize opponents. One’s personal life is being viciously intruded into and what is most personal and intimate between two adult individuals is being shown in the electronic media to titillate people with prurient taste.

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In further relief for private liquor traders in the city here, the Apex Court has come out with a fresh explanation to its July 11 order recently, which clarified that stretches of highways running through municipal areas were exempted from the December 2016 ban on sale of liquor within 500 metres along national and states highways and said the exemption from ban ap

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The auditions for Andaman Beauty Pageant 2017, organised by Wized Craft Events, Mumbai, was held on Sunday at a downtown hotel  here. Altogether, 18 participants took part in the auditions, which was judged by Ms Amrita, Miss. Gorgeous, Miss North Bengal, Ms Komal Anand, social worker, Mr Wahid Ali Shah, BRW Music and Ms Lakshmi Rao.

Port Blair

Indian Coast Guard conducted a massive beach clean-up drive at various places in A & N Islands including Chidiya Tapu beach at Port Blair , Macchidera beach at Hut Bay and local beaches at Campbell Bay on Saturday under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Port Blair

The 6th day of the 64th all-India Cooperative Week celebration was inaugurated on Sunday at Ferrargunj Panchayat Hall by Mr T.

Port Blair

Along with the rest of the country, Andaman Nicobar Pradesh Congress Committee today   observed the 100th birth anniversary of Indira Gandhi on Sunday at Gandhi Bhawan here.   The PCC president, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma garlanded the portrait of Indira Gandhi followed by

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As part of the National Book Week 2017 celebration, the Zonal Library, Middle Andaman organised a drawing contest for school students in three different categories. The Deputy Education Officer of Middle Andaman, Mr Susen Mallick distributed prizes to winners of the contest on Friday.

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Prashant Acharya

Two BJP leaders were severely injured while others sustained injuries in alleged attacked by Trinamool Congress cadres at Bhakti Nagar area on Sunday morning.