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In the last couple of years, Kolkata has evolved as one of the hotspots for drug peddlers during the year-end celebrations, with a rising demand for narcotics among party animals.


BJP leaders in West Bengal are struggling to meet a mass outreach target set by party chief Amit Shah ahead of the panchayat elections even as the party grapples with infighting and lack of coordination among the state BJP members.


A church was vandalised on Christmas day today by two unidentified drunken youths in Tura town of Meghalaya, a senior police officer said.


Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the students and youth of the country on Sunday to play an important role in leveraging growth in India as they are the future of the nation.


Presidency Mentor Group chair professor Sugata Bose on Sunday said the group was exploring options to reach out to brilliant students in districts for bringing in the best brains to Presidency University.


Union Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal with her husband and former Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today met Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar and praised him for the grand arrangements for Shukrana Samaroh of 350th Prakash Parv of Guru Gobind Singh.


Bibha Krishna, regional president, Army Wives Welfare Association, today celebrated the joyous festival of Christmas with young patients admitted in the paediatric ward of Command Hospital, Kolkata.  Speaking on the occasion, she urged the children never to lose faith


One person was killed and 15 others were seriously injured when a tractor carrying picnickers fell into a gorge in Kalahandi district on Sunday, police said.


The Congress on Sunday said it would launch an agitation to protest against the alleged deterioration in the law and order situation in Jharkhand.


Six militants, including a woman, belonging to different underground outfits, were arrested by security forces from different places in Manipur, police said on Sunday.


Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik greeted former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 93rd birthday. "Warm greetings to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee ji on his birthday. I pray to God for his good health and long life," Patnaik tweeted.

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Lack of a cold spell and implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) have taken its toll on sale of woolen garments at the traditional winter garments fair held every year at Wellington Square in Kolkata.

Arun Srivastava

That the BJP is not ready to play second fiddle to Nitish Kumar was clear yet again last week when deputy chief minister Sushil Modi took quite the opposite stand on reservation on the basis of social and educational backwardness and not economic backwardness.

Arun Srivastava

African National Congress’s five day national conference, currently underway, will end on December 20 with the nomination of the next head of ANC replacing Zuma. The conference attains much importance for the simple reason that whoever gets elected will be the nominee in the 2019 presidential elections, the most important general elections in post-apartheid South Africa.

The BJP seems to be going through a bad patch now. Close on the heels of an electoral victory nothing much to write home about in Gujarat, has come the verdict in the Rs. 30,000 crore 2G scam which was one of the main propaganda planks of the BJP against the Congress in the 2014 Lok Sabha poll. Judge O. P.