Date wise Archive

Kathmandu

Final touches are being given to the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's upcoming two-day visit to Nepal from May 11, an official said today.

Beijing

President Xi Jinping has defended as "totally correct" the ruling Communist Party's adherence to Karl Marx's theory of socialism for 97 years, saying it has profoundly changed China from the "sick man of Asia" to the second-largest economy of the world.

Mumbai

While most judges in the Bombay High Court tried to wrap up the pending matters and urgent hearings by 5 pm yesterday, the last working day before the summer break, one judge presided over his court until the wee hours today, hearing pleas that sought urgent interim r

Chennai

The Madras High Court has allowed the termination of pregnancy of a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped five months ago by a man known to her.

Srinagar

Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel foiled a possible terror strike today killing three Lashker-e-Taiba militants in the outskirts of the city this morning after a four-hour-long operation, officials said.

Mumbai

The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to list down the steps taken by it to implement previous orders of the court on tackling malnutrition in the state.

Puducherry

Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Centre for "letting down farmers in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry by deliberately delaying formation of Cauvery Management Board (CMB)."

UDUPI (KARNATAKA)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's supporters are offering potted tulsi plants at a famous shrine here, seeking divine help for the BJP to unseat the Congress in Karnataka.

GUNTUR (AP)

Persons committing crimes, including sexual assault, against women should consider it as their last day on earth, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu warned today.

GOPESHWAR (UTTARKHAND)

Twenty two pilgrims from Rajasthan had a providential escape today when the bus, which was ferrying them to Badrinath in Garhwal Himalayas, skidded off the road after being hit by a truck but was saved from falling into a deep gorge by a roadside tree.

Muzaffarnagar

The Station House Officer (SHO) of Chhapar police station in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh was suspended for allegedly making a casteist remark against a Dalit MLA of the ruling BJP.

Bhubaneswar

The Odisha government has formed the fifth State Finance Commission headed by retired IAS officer and former State Election Commissioner Rabinarayan Senapati as its chairman, a notification today said.

Guwahati/Tinsukia

Bhaskar Kalita, the Officer-in-Charge (OC) of Bordumsa police station in Tinsukia district of Assam, was killed in an encounter with ULFA (Independent) militants along the interstate boundary with Arunachal Pradesh on Saturday, a top Assam Police official said in Guwa

Bhubaneswar

The Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik will review performance of all state government departments in a phased manner from May 8, an official said.

Sambalpur

A farmer has made an attempt to commit suicide by consuming pesticide, a day after similar effort by another cultivator of the same village in Odisha's Bargarh district, officials said today.

Kolkata

The West Bengal CID has busted a racket dealing in supply of a low-priced petroleum product from Birpara in Alipurduar district and arrested two persons, a senior officer of the agency said.

NEW DELHI

Dhiraj Prasad Sahu and Samir Oraon were on Friday sworn in as members of the Rajya Sabha after being elected from Jharkhand.

Kolkata

An FIR was lodged against an unidentified person for allegedly sexually assaulting a 23-year-old student of Jadavpur University.

MUNGER

Five persons were arrested while they were trying to decamp with firearms from the premises of a court here, the police said today.

Berhampur

A four-year-old girl was allegedly tortured with a hot iron rod by her parents' friend here as punishment for not eating, the police said today. The child was admitted to the MKCG Medical College and Hospital here, they said.

NEW DELHI

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and chief ministers of the north eastern states on Saturday deliberated on intra-regional and sub-regional connectivity of the area, considered India's gateway to Southeast Asia.

Chatra

Fourteen persons have been arrested in connection with the alleged rape and killing of an 18-year-old woman by setting her on fire in Chatra district on Saturday, a top district official said today.

Kolkata

Kolkata Police starts 2nd Venue of “Damini” an initiative of community policing wing, Kolkata Police for women empowerment through football coaching on Saturday.

Kolkata

With a view to decongest Kharagpur Station, another 5 pairs of New Delhi bound trains originating from Bhubaneswar and Puri has been planned to run via Hijli instead of Kharagpur.  Out of the list, 4 pairs of trains are already running via Hijli with stops at Hijli in

Report by: 
JYOTI

Even as the Port Blair Municipal Council is striving hard to sustain cleanliness and implement the Smart City project, the civic agency appears to falter in addressing some basic problems faced by residents. Menace of stray dogs is one such problem which is increasing day-by-day in several parts of the city.

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

Amway India celebrated its 20th anniversary in India on Saturday. The momentous occasion was also celebrated here in the city in the local branch office of Amway India Enterprise at Aberdeen Bazar. Mr Mohammed Jadwet congratulated the entire team of Amway India here for completing eleven successful years of operation in these islands.

Port Blair

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between IIT Madras and Dr. B. R.

Port Blair

The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), A & N branch conducted a mock drill event at Rural Self Employment Training Institute of State Bank of India here for the trainees under Entrepreneurship Development Programme (Women’s Tailors) on Saturday.

Port Blair

The ambassador of Swachh Bharat Mission, A & N Islands, Mr Naresh Chander Lal  on a recent visit to the  Primary Health Centre, Tushnabad on Friday took stock of sanitation aspect there  and urged out patients, visitors, attenders, nurses and doctors to keep the p

Author: 
Barun Das Gupta

General elections are scheduled to be held in Bangladesh by the end of this year, though the poll schedule is yet to be announced by the Election Commission. As in the previous elections, so in the coming elections, too, the main battle will be between the two Begums – Sheikh Hasina, Prime Minister and head of the ruling Awami League; and Khaleda Zia, chairperson of the main opposition party, the Bangladesh Nationalist Party, backed by Jamaat-e-Islami, which provides the muscle power to the BNP to take on the Awami League.

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