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Defending its decision to stake a claim to form the government in Goa, the Congress today said the ruling BJP has very little respect for democracy.


Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary B B Vyas has been given one year extension in service, beyond May 31, 2018.


Two resident doctors including a woman were allegedly beaten up by a patient's relatives at the state-run J J Hospital this morning, police said.


Security forces recovered a huge cache of explosive materials following a gun-fight with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said today.


The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), founded by actor-politician Kamal Haasan today held deliberations with different political parties and farmers' organisations on the Cauvery dispute while the DMK and 'Superstar' Rajinikanth gave it a miss.


The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) staged a protest here today, demanding the withdrawal of a unilateral halt on security operations in the state announced by the Centre.

Normal life affected in Kashmir due to strike call by separatists
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Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was today detained after he defied house arrest and tried to march towards Lal Chowk city centre here to demand the resolution of the Kashmir issue during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state.


A day after intense shelling and firing by Pakistan left five people including a BSF jawan dead here, the situation on the International Border (IB) in Jammu region remained by and large peaceful but schools in the affected areas were closed as a precautionary measure


Apparently alarmed over decreasing population of the indigenous people, Sikkim chief minister Pawan Kumar Chamling has announced financial incentives for birth of more than one child in a family.


The Special Task Force (STF) unit of Kolkata Police has apprehended a man from Paschim Burdwan district for his alleged involvement in the arms smuggling racket, which was busted here recently with the arrest of two Rifle Factory Ishapore (RFI) officials among others,


Union minister Kiren Rijiju today said the Assam Rifles plays a significant role by providing security to the N-E (North East) region which is important due to its strategic location.


Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) president Lalu Prasad was rushed to a hospital here today after he complained of vertigo, breathing problems and uneasiness. He was discharged after a couple of hours.


Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar today flagged off the 'Krishi Mahabhiyan-cum-Beej Vikas Vahan Rath' to create alertness among farmers about government schemes for them during Kharif season.


South Eastern Railway (SER) has planned to install sliding booms at all its level crossing gates with a view to preventing detention of trains.


The West Bengal Pradesh Congress Committee (WBPCC) president Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury today slammed the BJP for its attempt to "grab power" in Karnataka "undemocratically" and expressed happiness over the "win of democracy".


A BJP legislator from Borkhola constituency in Assam along with several members of his family have been served notices by the Foreigners' Tribunal, suspecting them of being "doubtful citizens".


A woman and her daughter were killed when a wild elephant trampled them in Karbi Anglong district of Assam today, police sources said.


Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on May 26 and address a public meeting at Cuttack, BJP state president Basant Panda said here today.


A Champai district court convicted a resident of Ngur village for raping a minor girl and sentenced him to 10 years rigorous imprisonment, court officials today. The court also slapped a fine of Rs 9,000 on the convict, Khamsavunga, the court officials said.


Police here on Friday claimed to have seized a truckload of liquor, being brought from Haryana, and arrested six persons in this connection.


Meghalaya Chief Minister (CM) Conrad K Sangma on Friday said the Congress era is over. "The Congress era is over. People are rejecting the Congress everywhere and not just in Meghalaya," Sangma, also president of the National People's Party (NPP), said.


Only weeks ago, a dozen students from Santa Fe High School in Texas offered support for survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting by participating in a nationwide walkout seeking stricter gun control.


President Donald Trump has nominated US Pacific Command Commander Admiral Harry Harris as America's new Ambassador to South Korea ahead of his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un next month.


A North Korean military officer, accompanied by a civilian, defected to the South across the Yellow Sea today, a South Korean news report said, citing a government source.


China has for the first time landed strategic bombers on an island in the disputed South China Sea, drawing sharp reaction from the US which said that the move will "raise tensions and destabilise the region".

Mrinal K Biswas

Democratic centralism has been put to rest in the Communist Party of India (Marxist). At least for the time being. The party’s theoretically highest policy making congress this time broke the embedded practice of echoing and approving anything coming from the top leaders sitting in politburo or central committee forced an alteration in the draft political resolution of the central committee. 

Nitya Chakraborty

The results of the Karnataka assembly elections have grim lessons for the opposition parties, especially the Congress Party led by Rahul Gandhi in determining strategy for the coming Lok Sabha elections in 2019.The BJP led by Narendra Modi-Amit Shah duo has recorded a massive victory devaluing the Congress in this important southern state. This victory will give BJP a major boost in its coming campaign in the assembly elections in the three states-Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh by the end of the year.

New Delhi’s decision to have unilateral ceasefire in Kashmir – or to use the official language ‘halt in counter-insurgency operations’ –  during the Ramzan month is a welcome one. That the decision has come within days of the army chief pooh-poohing the idea of a ceasefire which he claimed could take place only between armies and not between an army and a group of insurgents, is all the more welcome. In fact New Delhi’s policy on Kashmir (many would argue what the Centre has been following is a non-policy) has proved to be counter-productive.