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Four persons, including two women, were killed when their car rammed into a truck on the city's outskirts in the wee hours today, police said.


A jeweller was killed in an apparent robbery attempt at his shop here last night, police said. The incident was captured by CCTV cameras inside the shop.


People in Naxal-hit Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh now won't have to travel 80 km to Jagdalpur to board an 'express' train and can do so from Kirandul instead.


The Judicial Commission, which probed the sleaze talk allegations against former minister A K Saseendran, submitted its report to chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan today. The details of the two volume, 405-page report are not yet known.


CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy today downplayed the alleged differences with the CPI(M), and dubbed his party ministers' move to skip a cabinet meeting in Kerala recently as "differences inside the family".


Goa's former chief minister Digambar Kamat today did not turn up before the special investigation team (SIT) of the crime branch, in connection with a probe in an illegal mining scam case, citing ill health.The SIT had earlier summoned Kamat, a sitting MLA, for questi


Karnataka has no plans for liquor ban as it will lead to corruption and impact the state's revenue, chief minister Siddaramaiah said today, even as he demanded that the Centre evolve a national policy on it.


The Congress today released its second list of 9 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly polls. The party also replaced four candidates on the list announced on Monday with four new nominees.


BJP national president Amit Shah today said the Gujarat election was not just a fight between two parties but a battle between Congress's casteism and dynastic rule and Prime Minster Narendra Modi's developmental politics.


Bihar BJP president Nityanand Rai's comment that any finger or hand raised at Prime Minister Narendra Modi ought to be "broken or chopped off" has triggered a controversy, following which the leader expressed regret and withdrew his remark today.


Zurich-based global think tank Horasis is set to hold its first Asia meet in India at Kolkata, which is expected to see industry experts and political personalities in attendance. The two-day meet would be held on November 26 and 27.


In a jolt to the BJP that is making preparations for the upcoming Bijepur by-polls, the party's Bargarh district president Narayan Sahu today resigned from the party and announced his decision to join the ruling BJD on December 3.


The activists of a Kandhamal-based tribal organisation have threatened to take law into their hands if the state government fails to fulfill their 34-point charter of demands in a month.


President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind today paid obeisance at the Kamakhya temple, the ancient Shaktipeeth shrine atop Nilachal hill here. Kovind is on a three-day visit to the north east, his first since assuming office.


A man was shot dead by unidentified miscreants at Liwa Lambi area of Imphal West district, police said today.


Four children, including two girls, drowned in a reservoir in Koraput district of Odisha, police said today. The incident took place on Monday when the children were playing near a reservoir adjacent to Paraja Khudupi village in the district, they said.


A 45-year-old tribal man was killed by a group of villagers on the suspicion that he was practising sorcery in Rayagada district, police said today.


The Jharkhand government has identified land near Surya Mandir, Sidgora for setting up the first women's university in the state, chief minister Raghubar Das said on Monday.


Calcutta High Court (HC) has 34 judges and the rest 38 posts out of the 72 sanctioned posts are vacant, West Bengal law minister Moloy Ghatak told the House today. He was speaking about why a large number of cases are either pending at the court or are delayed.


The West Bengal government on Monday told the Assembly that it is yet to receive any Central grant from the National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF) for the losses and damages caused by the monsoon flood in the state.


The Opposition parties in West Bengal on Monday criticized the state government for failing to mention the names of those who died of dengue in the state during the obituary references that were made in the Assembly.

Brazen flout of GST norms by govt. run daily publications
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Even as the new tax regime implemented by the Union Government from 1st July 2017, Goods and Services Tax (GST), makes mandatory for all government agencies, which deducts tax at source, to get itself registered and obtain GST number and 5 percent of GST has been prescribed for advertisement  space in newspaper, brazen flout of the norms by two prominent government

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“It is payback time,” feels Mr. Asish Laha, the spirit behind the Echo of India Group of publications. Mr.

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Isles Karatekas shine at Intnl. C’ship

Port Blair

It is brought to the notice of the electricity consumers and general public that due to technical snag developed in one of the DG sets at IPP, Bambooflat Power House, rotational load shedding of one hour duration will be carried out in Port Blair and South Andaman are

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In a tragic incident, a Class III student of remote Mohanpur school in North Andaman was killed in a road accident on Tuesday. The mishap occurred at around 3 pm when an over-speeding private car hit the victim after school hours. She sustained serious injuries and was rushed to the nearest health centre where doctors declared her brought dead.

Port Blair

In view of acute scarcity of water resources as a whole and drinking water in particular in our country, the Union Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation has contemplated to start with several nationwide awareness campaign, workshops and

Port Blair

Ms. Baby Fareeda, Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman along with the boat inspection committee members recently inspected the subsidy boats constructed by the beneficiaries under transferred scheme of Fisheries Department at Chattam old vehicle ferry jetty.

Port Blair

As a part of NCC Week Celebrations and ongoing Annual Training Camp 2017 of Naval Wing NCC,  a blood donation camp was conducted  on Monday at ITF Ground here. Around 30 units of blood were donated by the cadets and the staff.

Port Blair

Mr. Naresh Chander Lal has given us islanders another reason to be proud of, by being a  part of the 48th International Film Festival of India 2017 which began on Sunday at Panaji, Goa, as a Preview Committee Member.