Date wise Archive


Militants abducted a civilian and injured three of his relatives in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today.


All four BJP MLAs today walked out of the Delhi Assembly to lodge their protest after Speaker Ram Niwas Goel turned down the request of Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta for a discussion on the condition of 'jhuggis' in the city.


A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped by her neighbour in a village in the rural area here, police said today.


Six persons on board an IAF helicopter escaped unhurt today as it crashed near the Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath. A MI 17 chopper of the IAF crashed while landing at the helipad in Kedarnath, Rudraprayag district magistrate Mangesh Ghildiyal said.


The aim of higher education should be to use local resources and provide students an easy access to knowledge and content, noted nuclear scientist Anil Kakodkar has said.


The election for the 13 seats of UP Legislative Council will be held on April 26 and the votes will be counted on the same day.


Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has alleged serious lapses in the rescue operation carried out by the district administration after a three-storey hotel collapsed here last week.


Haryana women and child development minister Kavita Jain has appealed to various government, non-government, private and voluntary institutions and people of the state for giving maximum donation in the state 'Kanya Kosh' fund.


Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath today said his government would strictly deal with those indulging in violence and vitiating the state's law and order.


BJP president Amit Shah will on Wednesday hold a meeting with poll-bound Chhattisgarh's chief minister Raman Singh and other leaders in the Raipur airport premises during a brief stopover before proceeding on Odisha tour.


A Hurriyat leader, held last year for his alleged role in the Hawala transaction case involving the Hurriyat Conference but released later on bail, has been detained under Public Safety Act (PSA) for making provocative speeches, the police said today.


Normal life was paralysed in Kashmir for the second day today on a strike call given by separatists to protest the killings in encounters in Shopian and Anantnag districts on Sunday even as restrictions on movement of people continued in three districts and some parts


Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said a vigilance probe would be ordered into allegations of bid to transfer surplus government land to private parties by certain government officials in collusion with political leaders and middlemen in Wayanad district.


A fire broke out at an under-construction building of the Rural Training Research Centre here in Nadia district today, Fire Brigade said. The fire broke out at around 11.45 am, they said. Fire tenders rushed to the spot and extinguished the flames, they said.


A truck carrying stones fell into Bhagirathi river after breaking through the railings of a bridge at Madhughat area of Malda district today, police said. The truck fell into the river after the driver lost control over the speeding vehicle, they said.


The chairman of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) Board of Administrators, Binay Tamang has urged the people of Darjeeling hills to bring about a positive change in their attitude to ensure development in the area.


A man, reported to be mentally deranged, today climbed on the Howrah Bridge over the Hooghly river but was brought down by police and fire brigade personnel shortly afterwards.


A fire broke out at a railway godown at Asansol in West Burdwan district today, Fire Brigade officials said. The fire broke out in the godown located behind the office of the Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) at around 7.30 am, they said.


A drive has been launched in Ganjam district to improve the enrolment of students in Class 1. The campaign, christened as 'Prabesh Utsav', began on Monday and would continue till April 6.


To enhance the safety of rail and road users, the Khurda Road Division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) has eliminated all Unmanned Level Crossing Gates (UMLCs) much before the target period.


The treasury of the 12th century Lord Jagannath Temple will be opened for inspection tomorrow after a gap of 34 years, a top temple official said.


In a setback to litigants, the one-and-half-month long cease work at the Calcutta High Court (HC) demanding appointment of judges, was today extended by another fortnight by lawyers' associations.


Militants of Manipur-based HPC(D) are scheduled to lay down arms on April 12 following the inking of a Memorandum of Settlement (MoS) between the outfit and the Mizoram government on Monday, a senior state home department official said.


A city court has sentenced a woman to 10 years of imprisonment in a trafficking case.


A rally was taken out in the city today by around 2000 people, including Left intellectuals against recent communal clashes across West Bengal.


Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh, Ninong Ering, has voiced strong objection to the Centre's decision of extending Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) by six months to three districts of the state.


On   March 30   at about 09.50 am the on-duty RPF staff at Gitanjali Metro Station detected a young boy aged about 25 years who,  they suspected,  might be a thief.  He was brought to the station master’s office and was searched in his presence and an Oppo mobile A-57


Indian Railways Body Building Team emerged champions in the Senior National Body Building Championship held at Pune from March 23rd to March 25.


To clear the extra rush of passengers, it has been decided to run one pair of Special Train between Santragachi and Jabalpur, leaving Santragachi on April 12 and leaving Jabalpur on April11.

Kalyani Shankar

Whoever thought that Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is touted as a strong leader leading an expanding BJP will face a no confidence motion after four years? When Modi rode into South Block in 2014, the BJP believed that the party and its leaders are invincible and is now enthused by the successive poll results, which enabled the BJP led NDA ruling in 21 states. So the first no confidence motion brought against the Modi government by the two regional parties TDP and YSR Congress from Andhra Pradesh this week has come as a rude shock to the BJP managers.