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A joint team of police and excise officials has destroyed hemp plantations worth Rs 10 crore in Odisha's Koraput district, police said today.


Scandals, including that of sexual misconduct, rocked Meghalaya in 2017 which saw a legislator sent to jail on charges of raping a minor and involvement in a sex racket and a governor resign for allegedly entertaining women at his office and compromising the Raj Bhava


The Indian Science Congress (ISC), which was postponed after the Osmania University expressed its inability to host the event, will now be held at the Manipur Central University next year.

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In their bid to promote PM’s Swachh Bharat Mission, students of remote Govt Middle School, Pudumadurai in Bajota held a rally on Wednesday. Carrying placards, students raised slogans urging villagers to construct household toilets so that the region is declared Open Defecation Free.

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The Adhyaksha of North and Middle Andaman Zilla Parishad, Smt Kalpana Bain, visited different parts of the region in the last two days to take stock of progress of developmental projects. Members of the Work Development Committee, Technical Staff, Executive Engineer, Mr Nagamaheshwar and Junior Engineer Naved accompanied Smt Bain during the inspection spree.

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In another mishap at remote Mohanpur in North Andaman, a passenger bus crashed with a Maruti Omni on Thursday. The driver of the Omni van and Cleaner of the bus suffered injuries in the accident and were rushed to Dr RP Hospital at Mayabunder for treatment. The Police reportedly has booked a case under relevant sections of the law.

Port Blair

Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Vice Chancellor, Pondicherry Central University is currently on 4 days visit to these islands from 27th December 2017. He visited National Memorial Cellular Jail and paid tribute to the freedom fighters at Martyrs Column.

Port Blair

Along with rest part of India the Andaman and Nicobar Pradesh Congress Committee has also  observed  the 133rd Foundation day of Indian National Congress  at Gandhi Bhavan, Port Blair on Thursday. Mr.

Port Blair

The Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee, A & N Islands will be celebrating its Annual Day on Dec 29, 2017 at 6 pm at Multipurpose Hall of ALHW, Phoenix Bay, Near Fisheries Jetty, Port Blair. Mr.


ICAR-Krishi Vigyan Kendra (CIARI), North and Middle Andaman organised a 3 day training programme on ‘Issues and Approaches in Organic Poultry Production and Marketing’ at Community Hall, Gram Panchayat Nimbutala from 26th to 28th December, 2017. Mr.

Hut Bay

Ms. Baby Fareeda, Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman along with Mr. Yashvi Parekh, Executive Engineer, ZP, SA visited Little Andaman from 21st to 23rd December, 2017 and met Mr. Vasudevan Nair, Zilla Parishad Member, Hut Bay.

Port Blair

The Department of Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs is once again inviting expression of interest from interested firms for registration with Department for supply of Sugar for distribution through PDS.

Port Blair

Kalpa Taru Day will be celebrated in the Shrine of Ramakrishna Mission, Port Blair on Monday, the 1st January, 2018 at 6.00PM with Special Arati, Special Offerings, Special Prayer with Devotional Songs, Discourses on the Significance of the Day.

K. Raveendran

The spectre of artificial intelligence (AI) eating away millions of jobs haunts India more than any other BPO destination in the world and has been agitating policy planners, trade unions and the country’s software and other industries. India’s dominance as the outsourcing hub, which is responsible for creating one of the most dynamic growth drivers for the country, hinges on the abundant availability of low-cost and low-skilled personnel. Many of these jobs are supposed to be made redundant by automation.

Sushil Kutty

“Public perception has no place in judicial proceedings.” These are words from the 2G verdict that set free 17 accused.
The judge without saying it plainly blamed the media – especially the tribe of investigative journalists – for blowing up the case into a scam.
Special Judge O P Saini said that his seven year wait for evidence was “all in vain” because the case was mainly based on “rumours, gossip and speculation.”

Cases of drunken driving resulting in deaths and serious injuries to the occupants of cars and pedestrians have gone up considerably. Hardly a day passes without a case of rash or drunken driving being reported in the newspapers. Drunken youth committing rape in motor cars, quite often killing the victim after the crime, is almost a daily affair. Once upon a time drinking earned social disapproval. But now the drinking habit is spreading fast, especially among the youngsters.


As advised by North East Frontier Railway, 22309 Howrah – New Jalpaiguri Air-Conditioned Express (weekly) will remain canceled from Howrah station on 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 January, 2018 due to foggy weather. (EOIC)


A.K.Goel, Director General (railway stores), railway board visited Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) on 27th December, 2017. He inspected Shop 16 and 19 of CLW. He also reviewed the electric loco production in CLW.                      


General Bipin Rawat, chief of Army Staff arrived in Kolkata today on a three day visit to Eastern Command Theatre. He was received at Fort William by lieutenant general Abhay Krishna, the Eastern Army commander.


All 39,073 villages of Bihar are now electrified, chief minister Nitish Kumar said here today. He added that every household in the state would have a free power connection by the end of the next calendar year.


Lalu Prasad on Tuesday found a sympathiser in senior JD-U leader Uday Narayan Choudhary, who alleged that the crackdown on the RJD supremo and his family members smacked of vendetta, which would help the RJD gain politically.


The Tripura unit of the BJP today demanded the arrest of CPM politburo member Brinda Karat and the Left party's state committee leader Haripada Das for allegedly implicating in a booklet that the Prime Minister's Office kept contact with terrorist groups of the northe


The ruling Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) will finalise its candidate for the sole Rajya Sabha seat in the state in consultation with its MLAs, a party leader said today.


Around 500 armed police personnel would be deployed in the twin cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on New Year's eve to ensure peaceful celebration.


Twelve Maoists have been arrested during combing operations in Odisha's Malkangiri district, police said today.


The budget session of Jharkhand Assembly is scheduled to be held from January 17 to February 7 next year. According to an official release, budget proposals for the financial year 2018-19 would be tabled in the House on January 23. (PTI)


The Budget Session of the Assam assembly will commence from February 6, 2018, the state government said on Tuesday.


The first ever school Brass Band team from Assam would participate in the Republic day function in Delhi on January 26.


Repatriation process of around 1,500 people who had taken shelter in southern Mizoram's Lawngtlai district to Myanmar was most likely to commence from today, an official statement of the Assam Rifles said.


A 98-year-old man has become the recipient of a postgraduate degree at the 12th annual convocation of Nalanda Open University here. Raj Kumar Vaish was awarded a masters degree in economics by Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad at the convocation function of NOU, Patna.