Date wise Archive


The Uttar Pradesh capital might witness artificial rains through cloud-seeding by IIT Kanpur to combat air pollution which has reached crisis level.


The air quality of Delhi, which breathed relatively clean air over the last two days, once again turned 'very poor' today as the impact of sporadic drizzle in flushing out pollutants ebbed and more vehicles hit the streets on the first working day of the week.


The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today said it will contest all 182 seats in the Gujarat Assembly elections, after talks for alliance between the Sharad Pawar-led party and the Congress failed.

CM Rupani files nomination from Rajkot, some ministers out
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The ruling BJP today released its third list of 28 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly polls, fielding former minister Saurabh Patel from Botad and former state party chief R C Faldu from Jamnagar-South seat.


Cutting across political lines, leaders in West Bengal today expressed grief over the death of senior Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi. State panchayat minister Subrata Mukherjee said Dasmunsi had guided him during his formative years in politics.


A Bangladeshi national, who had accidentally crossed over to India in unsound mental condition and arrested by the BSF, has returned home a fit man after two years.


Prominent Imphal-based newspapers, including the daily that was burned down by alleged members of BJP's youth wing, left their editorial columns blank today in protest.


Around 50 students were today rushed to hospital after they fell sick from the deafening sound and noxious fumes of a bomb that was defused near a school building in Coochbehar district, police said.


Three minor boys were drowned in a pond while they were taking bath at Mahathi village under Tisiauta police station of Bihar's Vaishali district on Sunday, police said.


The yard modification of Kharagpur and commissioning of New Electronic Interlocking System at Kharagpur Station of South Eastern Railway (SER) has been successfully completed before the scheduled time.


Durgapur Steel Plant (DSP) organised a sit and draw competition on Sunday. Around 1000 students from different schools in Durgapur took part in the competition. The completion was held at the sprawling campus of Durgapur Steel Television of Durgapur.


Train service on the Sealdah South section of Eastern Railway was disrupted since 4.22 pm today as some local people obstructed movement of trains at Baruipur station to protest eviction of encroachers beside railway tracks.

International Child Rights Day celebrated
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Children are most valuable resources and their inclusive development with due protection and care is social and moral obligation of all citizens and organisations of the country, said Admiral DK Joshi (retd) on Monday.

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The Chairman of the Committee on Land Issues, Mr Vivek Rae visited Great Nicobar on Monday. He was accompanied with the Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, Principal Chief Secretary of Forests, Deputy Commissioner of Nicobar, Assistant Commissioner of Campbell Bay and other senior officials of the district.

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NCC cadets donate blood

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Bringing back the reminiscences of the recent fire mishap, STS commuters in the North Andaman region had a narrow escape after fire fighters averted fire on a passenger bus on Monday. The incident occurred at around 5.40 pm when smoke was noticed onboard STS bus packed with passengers after a power short-circuit.

ANI signs MoU with GoI under UDAY scheme
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The Union Government signed four Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) under Ujwal DISCOM Assurance Yojana (UDAY) with the Union Territories (UTs) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Dadra & Nagar Haveli & Daman & Diu and State of Nagaland for operational improvements.


The National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL), a PSU under MoRTH has floated tenders for rehabilitation/up-gradation of NH in A&N Islands from Km 107.760 to km 129.445 (Baratang to Gandhighat jetty), from Km 130.600 to km 138 (Gandhi ghat j

Port Blair

Audition of Andaman Beauty Pageant, 2017 was successfully conducted on Sunday. Although it was announced earlier that there would be only 6 finalists, the judges decided to choose 11 finalists as they found potential in the girls from these islands.

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Following the Central Government’s directive for replacement of all conventional street lights before 26th January 2018, a total of 10,000 street lights have been replaced with LED lights and remaining 3500 may be replaced in the next 10 days.

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Andaman and Nicobar Command is conducting a large-scale joint services exercise, Defence of Andaman & Nicobar Islands (DANX-17).

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The 7th Day of the ongoing 64th All India Cooperative Week Celebration 2017 was held on Monday at PBMC Community Hall, Delanipur. Mr. C. H. Venkatesh, Principal ITI was the chief guest and was also attended by representatives of various Apex Level Cooperative, Govt.

Port Blair

The Telugu Desam Party, Andaman and Nicobar Islands thanked and expressed gratitude to Civil Aviation Minister, Mr.

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Martyr’s Day of Sri Guru Teg Bahadur Sahib will be celebrated at Police Gurudwara, Supply Line on November  22.

Port Blair

Due to sudden breakdown of overhead jumper at Phoenix Bay Sub-Station on Monday, there has been paucity in power generation to the extent of 11 MW.

Amulya Ganguli

Tamil Nadu continues to flounder in the political confusion caused by Jayalalithaa’s death. As may have been expected in a one-person outfit which the AIADMK was in her time, the party is yet to find its feet. The situation has been made worse by the influence which Jayalalithaa’s companion, Sasikala, who is now in jail, continues to wield over the shaky organization via her nephew.

G. Srinivasan

In less than a month from now, members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) numbering 164 would gather for the biannual ministerial to take stock of how far and fair the liberal trade regime of the post-war era has been shaping up. The 11th WTO Ministerial Conference, scheduled to be held at Buenos Aires (Argentina) in the second week of December, has already evoked winter woes among trade envoys as the WTO was not able to gather its scattered wits since the collapse of its ministerial in Cancun (Mexico) way back in 2003.

Former Afghan president Hamid Karzai snapped fingers at his successor Ashraf Ghani for committing treason by permitting the US military to drop the largest-ever conventional bomb in combat operation against Islamic State militants in the violence-ridden state. According to Afghan defense sources, the Americans dropped the 9,797-kg GBU-43 on 9 November in the eastern province of Nangarhar and killed about an estimated 100 suspected militants.