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A US aircraft carrier arrived in Vietnam today for the first time since the end of the war, as the former foes bolster military ties in the face of Beijing's build-up in the disputed South China Sea.


Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency is reporting that France's foreign minister has arrived in Tehran amid French criticism of Tehran's ballistic missile program.


As Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to solidify his rule with an unlimited tenure, he was all praise for the one-party system furthered by the ruling Communist Party saying that it prevented rotation of power and "nasty competition" among political parties in a mul


Former Kerala High Court Judge Justice D Sreedevi died here today. She was 79. Justice Sreedevi had been undergoing treatment for some ailments for quite some time, family sources said. She passed away at 2 am at her son's residence here.


Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit today worshipped at the famous Ramanathaswamy  temple here. Purohit, accompanied by his family members, also took part in 'Spatikalinga darshan', temple officials said.


The decomposed body of a 15-year-old school boy, reported missing last week, was found near a railway track today, police said.


The Madras High Court today said it would look into ongoing protests by students of Dr Ambedkhar Law College here against the decision to shift it to Vandalur in nearby Kancheepuram district.


Tripura poll results will have no impact in Karnataka, where Assembly elections are expected to be held in a few months time, as there is no "Modi wave" in this state, chief minister Siddaramaiah has said.


The Congress legislators today staged a walkout in the Rajasthan Assembly alleging the state government was turning a blind eye to the woes of farmers whose standing crops were damaged due to rain and hailstorm.


The Shiv Sena, Congress and NCP today demanded a probe into alleged frisking of girl students at a school run by Pune-based institute, while they had come there to appear for class 12 examinations.


The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) today demanded a probe into the firing incident in which four people along with two terrorists were killed.


An employee of diamond merchant Nirav Modi's firm today moved the Bombay High Court contending that the CBI arrested her in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank scam in violation of law.


Opposition Congress and NCP today gave a notice of no-confidence motion against Maharashtra Legislative Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagde for allegedly favouring the government.


The electoral understanding between the BSP and SP ahead of the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls has created a stir in the political circles, with the SP hopeful of a possible alliance in the future and the BJP dubbing the move as "compulsion".


Six more districts in West Bengal are likely to be declared Open Defecation Free (ODF) by the end of this month, an official said. Of the 23 districts in the state, the Centre had already announced eight districts as ODF.


NPP president Conrad Sangma today said that he has been invited by Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad to form government in the state. He said the swearing-in of the new ministers would take place tomorrow.


Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Sunday said a pillar would be constructed in memory of Mahatma Gandhi in Patna to propagate the message of the Father of the Nation.

New Delhi/Kolkata

National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) has celebrated National Science Day by organising various programs at the science centres and museums of NCSM on last Wednesday.


In order to take stock of the ground realities,  Ashwani Lohani, chairman, Railway Board,  personally visited the under-construction Metro project sites today.   He started his inspection from the Metro site at Dakshineswar.


Fencing has been completed at 500 out of the nearly 800 graveyards identified across the state by the Bihar government, chief minister Nitish Kumar today said.


A labourer, who used to work in the agricultural land of a farmer here, was found dead in at Bhensi village in the district, the police said today.


A fire broke out at a cloth godown at Shobhabazar area in the northern part of the city this afternoon, police said. No casualty was reported in the fire which broke out at the godown on Jagabandhu Modak Road in Shampukur police station limits at around 12.30 PM.


A two-week long impasse at the Calcutta High Court (HC) is likely to continue for another week at least with the Bar Library Club deciding to extend an ongoing cease work demanding appointment of judges till March 13.


The newly elected MLAs of Meghalaya will take oath during a special one-day Assembly session on Wednesday, Assembly commissioner and secretary Andrew Simons said here today.


Arunachal Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister (Dy CM) Chowna Mein has asserted that the state government will fast track cases of violence against women and children, an official release said here today.

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The Andaman and Nicobar Police is ‘always with you, for you'. The motto of the force applies equally for cops posted at Police Station, Rangat in Middle Andaman; lest you have the patience to wait for hours. Sustained efforts of the personnel posted here often meets with a frown from residents who struggle to get timely assistance in times of crisis.

Port Blair

The Member, NITI Aayog, Dr. V K Saraswat along with his team arrived on a five- day visit to the Islands yesterday.

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Let down by authorities concerned, villagers in North Andaman particularly from Rampur and Karmatang have now decided to hold a road blockade at Danapur Junction on March 12, 2018.

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As part of observance of International Women’s Day, the Directorate of Social Welfare is organizing a series of events at Great Nicobar region. On Monday, the Adhyaksha, Zilla Parishad, South Andaman, Baby Fareeda and Assistant Commissioner of Campbell Bay, Mr Ranjeet Kumar Singh, flagged off a cycle rally for women at Zero Point here.