Date wise Archive

NEW DELHI

The Centre today extended the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) in three districts of Arunachal Pradesh and eight police station areas bordering Assam by another six months.

Bhubaneswar

Union minister Vijay Goel courted controversy after posting some photographs of the sanctum sanctorum (garva griha) of Odisha's Lord Lingaraj Temple on his Twitter page.

Kolkata

The Sunday evening Nor'wester on the first day of April that swept through Kolkata caused unprecedented number of damages to CESC overhead wires across the system.

Shillong

Meghalaya chief minister Conrad K Sangma today lauded the Centre for launching the North East Special Infrastructure Development Scheme (NESIDS), a special scheme for North Eastern states.

Guwahati

Congress MLA Sherman Ali Ahmed today sought to bring a Privilege Motion against Minister of state for power Pallab Lochan Das for "misleading the House" in giving replies to the questions raised in the Assembly.

Kolkata

The woman who has accused Olympian and national table tennis player Soumyajit Ghosh of repeatedly raping her on the promise of marriage today claimed that chief minister Mamata Banerjee has assured her of justice.

Guwahati

The Assam government today introduced two bills in the Assembly to repeal The Assam Junior Colleges (Provincialisation) Act, 2012 and The Assam Secondary Education (Provincialisation) Act, 1977, as the two Acts have become redundant.

NEW DELHI

The Enforcement directorate (ED) today said it has attached assets worth Rs 10 crore of a "dreaded" Bihar gangster in connection with a money laundering case against him.

Kolkata

Two persons were injured in a fire which broke out at a two storied building in central part of the city's Bowbazar area today, the police said.

Krishnagar

A 38-year-old undertrial prisoner, who was lodged in the correctional home here, died in a hospital due to illness, the home ministry sources said today.

Shillong

A huge cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from Meghalaya's East Garo Hills district, the police said today.

Bhubaneswar

An executive engineer of Odisha's Public Works Department (PWD) was arrested by vigilance sleuths after over Rs 3.28 lakh alleged unaccounted cash was recovered from his car, the police said today.

Kolkata

On   March 29   at about 10.43 pm   a mentally disabled boy got down from an UP train at Dum Dum metro station. Suddenly, he started running towards Noapara through the UP line track. Seeing this, his brother also started running to rescue him.

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

Delay in sailing of another passenger vessel bound for Campbell Bay caused commotion at Haddo wharf on Monday. According to reports, the vessel, MV Campbell Bay, was scheduled to set sails for Campbell Bay at 10 am today and the embarkation time was fixed at 8 am.

Port Blair

The Lt. Governor, A&N Islands, Admiral D K Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM (Retd.) held a meeting at Raj Niwas on Monday to review the progress of filling up of the vacancies in various Departments of the Administration.

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KURMA RAO

The members of MNREGA Employees Association, Andaman and Nicobar Islands have decided to hold a two-day strike on the 24th and 25th of this month if the administration fails to fulfil their long pending demand of wage revision. Expressing anguish over the apathy of the administration, the Secretary of the association, in a letter to the Lt.

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ROOPA LALL

Sleuths of the Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) arrested the Executive Engineer of North Andaman Construction Division, Mayabunder on Monday for allegedly demanding and accepting illegal gratification in the form of tainted money.

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EOI CORRESPONDENT

Forest officials from the Manglutan Forest range rescued atleast three King Cobras from different areas under its jurisdiction last month. Led by Ranger, Neelam Purti, the forest workers handed over all the rescued venomous snakes to the Range Officer (Protection), Mini Zoo, Haddo.

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EOI CORRESPONDENT

Islanders will now have to shell out extra for ship travel as the Shipping Department has notified hike for the financial year 2018-19. The UT administration has approved the revision of passenger fares in the island-mainland sector for various classes of travel for the year 2018-19, which has come into effect from the 1st of this month.

Port Blair

The Disaster Warning Sirens has been installed in the premises of Secretariat, DBRAIT, DSS Marine, Chatham Saw Mill (Forest Dept), Police Station Aberdeen, Police Station Pahargaon, Police Station Chatham, JNRM College, Port Blair, Fish Landing Centre, Junglighat, IOC

Port Blair

The Lt Governor will listen to grievances of public during Public Hearing to be held at Raj Niwas at 3 pm on April 5, 2018. Applicants have been asked to reach Raj Niwas before 2:15 pm on April 5.

Port Blair

All India Radio Port Blair will broadcast an interview with Member of Parliament Mr. Bishnu Pada Ray on April 4 at 7.15 am. The topic is ‘Developmental activities going on in Andaman Nicobar Islands’. Interviewer is Mr. P. S. Saighal (Programme Executive).

Port Blair

The much awaited ‘Island Tourism Festival’ for the year 2018 is scheduled to be organized from April 18 to 22, 2018.

Port Blair

The National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit-1 of Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya organized a Youth Convention on ‘New India Mission’ at JNRM on the 31st of last month.

Port Blair

The National Institute of Education Planning and Administration (NIEPA) organized an intensive 3 day National Discussion Meet on the ‘Implementation of the Right to Education Act: Status, Issues and Challenges at The National Law School Of India University, Bengaluru.

Author: 
K R Sudhaman

Globalisation was at cross roads at the turn of the century due to East Asian currency meltdown and the failure of Seattle WTO ministerial in 1999. There was an UNCTAD meeting in Bangkok in the early part of 2000 to put globalization back on track. At the concluding news conference of the UNCTAD meeting, a reporter observed that as per Hindu philosophy, only thing that is certain in this universe is death and has it become a certainty for globalization.

Author: 
Arun Srivastava

Vladimir Putin’s re-election as the President of Russia, encompassing his decree over the world’s largest country for another six years, that too at a time when his ties with not only the Western world but also with other parts of the globe, including France and EU, are on a hostile trajectory, has certainly not come as a surprise.

Digitization of data and their electronic transmission brought about a revolution in man’s day-to-day life. The Internet opened the information superhighway. If one had a computer connected to the Internet, then at the flick of a button one could access information on any subject under the sun. Then came FaceBook, Twitter, WhatsApp and all the rest of it. Personal details of an individual could be easily accessed. These data could be used for any purpose or shared with or sold to anyone.