Date wise Archive

Death toll in Pak firing reaches 14
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Agencies

A 35-year-old woman, critically injured in Pakistani firing along the International Border (IB), succumbed to injuries today, raising to 14, the number of deaths due to cross-border shelling since January 18, police said.

Panaji

Once known as a leading grower of coconut in the country, Goa is now witnessing a surge in the prices of this commodity and a growing lack of interest among farmers to cultivate it.

Korba

Police have registered a case against a Congress MLA and his four associates for allegedly grabbing the land of a 55-year-old tribal in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, following the direction from a local court.

Mumbai

In another public outburst in a week, sulking BJP leader Eknath Khadse today said his patience has limits though he clarified that he had no inclination to quit the saffron party.

Lakhimpur Kheri (UP)

A three-day international bird festival will be held at the Dudhwa National Park here from February 9 with nearly 200 leading ornithologists expected to attend.

AMETHI (UP)

Two minor boys were killed after their cycle was hit by a truck near the Shivgarh market here, police said today.
The accident took place yesterday on the Sultanpur- Gauriganj Raebareli road.

Sangareddy

Two Malaysian tourists have come all the way from their country to spend two days in a "jail" here to experience the prison environment.

Kasganj violence
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Tension prevailed in the western Uttar Pradesh town of Kashganj even as the administration organised a meeting of the district peace committee this morning in a bid to restore normalcy, officials said.
Following the meeting, it was decided that shops and commercial establishments in the area would be opened, they said.

Sharpens attack on modi for playing Dalit card
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Pradeep Kapoor

BSP leader Mayawati feels that the Modi government may go for early Lok Sabha polls as things would be difficult for the saffron party next year. She made this clear in her birthday address, which was beamed live through TV channels.

Kolkata

The by-polls in Uluberia Lok Sabha constituency and Noapara Assembly seat in West Bengal are slated to be held tomorrow amid tight security.

Kolkata

West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has called a meeting of Calcutta University (CU) Vice-Chancellor (V-C) and higher education department officials in the wake of the sharp dip in the pass percentage in the 2017 BA and BSC Part I (honours and general) ex

SILIGURI

Regional office of NHPC Limited, at Siliguri, celebrated India’s 69th Republic Day (R-Day) with great fervour and enthusiasm on January 26. The celebration began with the unfurling of National Flag and singing of National Anthem at NHPC regional office, Siliguri.

Agartala

People are fed up with the CPM-led Left Front ministry in Tripura and the party will face defeat in the hands of the BJP, this time, a senior leader of the saffron party has said.

Shillong

The United Democratic Party (UDP) in Meghalaya has exuded confidence that regional outfits would form the next government in the state. People in Meghalaya had enough of the Congress and the BJP is yet to gain ground in the state, a senior UDP leader said.

Gangtok

Sikkim Chief Minister (CM) Pawan Kumar Chamling has said the preceding governments in the state have failed to protect the rights of Sikkimese people.

Hajipur

The head priest of a temple was killed and one of his followers seriously injured after unidentified persons opened fire at them at a temple in Vaishali district, police said here today.

Bhubaneswar

A Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel was injured after he was allegedly beaten up by three masked men at Titlagarh in Odisha's Balangir district, police said.

Jajpur

Four persons, including two women, of a family were arrested for allegedly tying an elderly couple to a tree and assaulting them physically at a village in Odisha's Jajpur district, police said today.

Kolkata

The West Bengal government has decided to advance the state budget for the financial year 2018-19 to January 31, Parliamentary affairs minister Partha Chatterjee said on Saturday. On Friday, Chatterjee had said the state budget will be presented on February 1.

UT’s first Atal Tinkering Lab inaugurated at UPS
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ROOPA LALL

Aimed to develop child innovators in these islands, the Union Territory’s first Atal Tinkering Laboratory was inaugurated at Ummat Public School (UPS), Austinabad on Saturday. The Member of Parliament, Mr Bishnu Pada Ray, was the chief guest on the occasion.

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T DURGA RAO

The Secretary (Rural Development) and Deputy Commissioner of South Andaman, Mr Udit Prakash Rai formally inducted TSG Bella Bay, a luxury dinner cruise into tourism service on Sunday. The Chief Port Administrator, Dr RD Tripathi, Managing Director of The TSG Group, Mr G Bhaskar and a host of dignitaries were present on the occasion.

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KURMA RAO

The District Legal Services Authority, Andaman and Nicobar Islands organized a legal services camp at Pahalgaon Panchayat in North Andaman on Sunday.

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V SENTHIL KUMAR

The Island Local Born Council, Rangat branch observed Shaheed Diwas near Police Station, Rangat on Sunday. On this day in the year 1984, two school students namely Amal Mondal and Bishnu Mallick were shot dead in police firing during a protest march.

CHAT ROOM
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LOKNATH PATRA

Samhita Veda Acharya, known as Koyal to one and all in the islands is a known face on the performing arts stage of the islands.

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BALRAM SINGH

A foreign yacht Rockit Roller berthed here on Friday after suffering fuel shortage and some navigational snag midsea. According to reports, the vessel, which was on its way to Sri Lanka from Malaysia, was allowed to berth at the jetty here after the Master contacted the port authorities for assistance.

Author: 
Amritananda Chakravorty Mihir Samson

The much anticipated hearing challenging the validity of the Aadhaar programme as well as the Aadhaar (Targeted Delivery of Financial and Other Subsidies, Benefits and Services) Act, 2016 (‘Aadhaar Act’) began last week in the Supreme Court before the Constitution Bench of Chief Justice Dipak Mishra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, Justice A.K. Sikri, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Ashok Bhushan. None of the four-senior judges who expressed their displeasure last week in public about the administration of justice in the highest court were part of the Bench.

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Nitya Chakraborty

For those who have been anxiously waiting for the CPI(M) central leadership to take a final decision in favour of building a broadbased unity of the democratic and secular forces to fight the BJP and its allies in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the  voting outcome at the Sunday’s crucial meeting of the CC. was a big setback.

The Oxfam Report published on the eve of the World Economic Forum at Davos brings out the stark reality of extreme polarization of wealth in India. Some facts are startling like 73 per cent of India’s wealth being concentrated in the hands of just one per cent rich people. Or that in the last one year the wealth of the rich has gone up by Rs. 4.89 lakh crore  Or that the wealth of just one per cent of the super-rich has gone up by Rs. 20.9 lakh crore.