Date wise Archive

Patna

Bihar deputy chief minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Saturday claimed the Enforcement Directorate, the CBI and the Income Tax department had strong evidence of benami transactions against RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his family members and "they will not only face charge s

Kolkata

The Navy is planning to hand over a decommissioned Tupolev-142 reconnaissance plane to the West Bengal government for setting up an aircraft museum here, the second of its kind in the country.

Berhampur

A 70-year-old woman and her four-year-old grand-daughter were hacked to death allegedly by their neighbour at Badi Ambagaon village in Ganjam district of Odisha today, police said.

Report by: 
M SURESH KUMAR

A total of 93 pre-litigation cases and 96 criminal cases were settled and disposed of by the National Lok Adalat organised by the District Legal Services Authority, Andaman and Nicobar Islands in the ADR Centre - PRAYAS and District Court Building at Port Blair, District Court building at Mayabunder and Circuit Court building at Mayabunder on Saturday.

Report by: 
KURMA RAO

The Fire Station, Mayabunder in North Andaman conducted a demonstration on fire fighting techniques, basic  first-aid and disaster preparedness at Mahatma Gandhi Govt. College (MGGC), Mayabunder last Friday.

Report by: 
KURMA RAO

The recent stormy weather left a devastating effect on the Sub Post Office, Mayabunder, exposing the inertia of the authorities towards ensuring timely repair and maintenance of government buildings. When rains lashed the region recently, functioning of the Sub Post Office took a hit due to leaking roofs, poor electrical wirings.

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

The Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) has reportedly started investigation against the former Adhyaksh of Zilla Parishad, South Andaman into the alleged case corruption in appointments of Multi-Tasking Staff.

Report by: 
V SENTHIL KUMAR

A 17-year-old school student attempted suicide last Friday. Identified as Nayan Chakraborty, son of Nirmal Chakraborty, resident of Rangat and student of Bakultala School poured kerosene and set himself on fire. He was rushed to Community Health Centre, Rangat with 70 percent of burn injuries and was later referred to GB Pant Hospital for expert  treatment.

Port Blair

Indian Coast Guard conducted a massive beach clean-up drive at Corbyns Cove beach on Saturday as a part of ongoing “Swachhta Pakawada”.

Port Blair

On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, the International Human Rights Council (IHRC), A & N Islands State Board, under the leadership of president R. Murugesan organized an awareness camp at Wimberlygunj Panchayat Hall on Sunday.

Port Blair

The Annual Day function of Navy Children School (NCS) here aptly named ‘Melange’ was held at DBRAIT Auditorium last Friday. The function was inaugurated by Cmde Ashutosh Ridhorkar, Vice Chairman, NCS by lighting the lamp.

Port Blair

The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association, A & N Islands demanded early declaration of summer vacation during 2018 for the schools.

Author: 
Amritananda Chakravorty Mihir Samson

Close on the heels of the unequivocal assertion of the fundamental right to privacy by a nine judges bench of the Supreme Court in August, 2017, a Committee of Experts set up by the Government of India under the chairmanship of former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Shri B.N. Krishna, has published a White Paper on the Data Protection Law. The Committee was tasked to make specific suggestions on principles to be considered for data protection in India and suggest a draft Data Protection Bill.

Author: 
Nitya Chakraborty

The election manifesto released by the Congress Party on Monday for the assembly elections in Gujarat is full of pro-people agenda, keeping a big distance from the neo liberal policy approach which was the hallmark of the Congress leadership during its rule in centre from 2004 to 2014. In manifesto for the state assembly elections, the national policies on economy are not emphasized but the state level approach also indicates the trend which the Congress under the president-elect Rahul Gandhi is expected to follow in the coming years.

Foreign Ministers of India, Russia and China are meeting in New Delhi next week at a time when, China apart, India’s growing proximity to the United States is causing discomfort to Russia – our traditional all-weather friend. The meeting is also taking place at a time when relations between China and some of her immediate neighbours are in a flux.