Date wise Archive

Patna

Two years after prohibiting sale and consumption of alcohol, the Nitish Kumar ministry in Bihar is contemplating a ban on 'khaini' (unprocessed tobacco), an official said.

Patna

The Bihar government has requisitioned 20 specially trained pups from Telangana to sniff out liquor in its effort to sharpen the campaign against alcohol which is banned in the state for over two years.

Kolkata

Ahead of the 'World Day Against Child Labour' on June 12, an estimated 130 children from different slums of the city assembled at the Indian Museum today and pledged to raise their voices against the social menace.

Ranchi

Stressing the need for environment protection all throughout the year, Jharkhand Governor Droupadi Murmu today urged people to "save water resources and forests".

Balasore

A 28-year-old woman suffered severe burn injuries after she was attacked with acid in Odisha's Balasore district today, police said.

Kolkata

A 21-year-old aspiring cricketer from Serampore of Hooghly district died today after being struck by lightning at the Vivekananda Park, a club official said.

Khagaria

A man and his son were today killed when a truck crashed into their roadside makeshift tea stall in Bihar's Khagaria district, the police said.

Jamshedpur

Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das on Saturday paid tributes to tribal icon Birsa Munda on his 118th death anniversary.

Motihari

Two government officials and one of their friends were arrested in East Champaran district of Bihar after they were caught drinking liquor inside the premises of the collectorate here, an official said on Saturday. Sale and consumption of liquor is banned in Bihar.

Patna

The Nitish Kumar ministry in Bihar has urged the Centre to grant Scheduled Tribes status to a number of Extremely Backward Classes (EBC) in the state, an official release said here on Saturday.

Kolkata

The Calcutta High Court has rapped the West Bengal government for failing to implement an order it passed 28 years ago on restoring employment benefits to a reinstated police constable.

Patna

Bihar Governor Satya Pal Mallik and chief minister Nitish Kumar were among a host of political leaders who condoled the death of veteran Congress leader and former Union minister Laliteshwar Prasad Shahi who breathed his last at a hospital in New Delhi.

Agartala

BJP national president Amit Shah is scheduled to visit Tripura on June 18 to unveil the 100-day report card of the state government, party sources said here today.

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ROOPA LALL

The Union Government is fully committed to protect the interests of the weaker sections, physically challenged and SCs/STs in the country, said Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, Mr Ramdas Athawale on Sunday.

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ROOPA LALL

With online shopping gaining unprecedented popularity in the past couple of years, residents in Andaman and Nicobar Islands have also changed the way they buy. Be it consumer electronics, fashion apparels or even groceries, people here have become used to mobile apps to purchase their desired products online.

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V SENTHIL KUMAR

Sudden closure of the Fuel Station at Rangat Bay in Middle Andaman has started causing inconvenience for government departments functioning in the region. As per reports, the Diesel and Petrol Vending Station was closed in March this year over some land dispute between ANIIDCO and ALHW and shifted to Mayabunder in North Andaman.

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EOI BUREAU

The Department of School Education and Literacy (DoSE&L), Ministry of Human Resource Development has launched Samagra Shiksha - an overarching programme for the school education sector extending from pre-school to class 12  and prepared with the broader goal of improving school effectiveness measured in terms of equal opportunities for schooling and equitable le

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ROOPA LALL

IMFL seized at Panipat Jn.

NEW DELHI

The Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur declared results of Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) (Advanced)- 2018 on the website https://www.jeeadv.ac.in/ today. In 2018, a total of 11,279 seats are being offered in the IITs.

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ROOPA LALL

Voice of Martyrs under the aegis of Kamboj Foundation of India organised a Sarva Dharma Shanti Prarthna Sabha in the city on Sunday.

Port Blair

Under the influence of moderate to strong southwest monsoon current, strong south-westerly wind speed between 35 and 45 kmph gusting to 55 kmph and rough to very rough seas are likely along and off Andaman & Nicobar coasts.

Author: 
P. Sreekumaran

There is no mistaking the signs: Kerala’s political landscape is all set to acquire a deeper shade of red in the wake of the Chengannur assembly by-election result.
CPI(M) candidate Saji Cherian retained the seat by trouncing Congress candidate D Vijaya Kumar by a  record margin of over 20,000 votes. BJP’s P S Sreedharan Pillai, who was hopeful of upsetting the applecarts of both the LDF and the UDF came a distant third.
The by-election was necessitated by the death of CPI(M) MLA K K Ramachandran Nair.

Author: 
Nilanjan Banik

For India, the case of rising income inequalities deserves special attention. New World Wealth, a Johannesburg-based company, published a report where it claimed that India is the second-most unequal country in the world, with millionaires controlling 54 percent of the wealth. In Japan, the most equal country in the world, millionaires control only 22 percent of national wealth.

Ever since he assumed the US presidency in January last year, Donald Trump has been following a hard protectionist policy. He has raised import duties on a number of items like aluminium. The protectionist policy has hurt most the European allies of the US and alienated them from Washington. France, Germany and Italy are very bitter about Trump and his policy. As things stand, there is little possibility of a joint statement being issued after the coming two-day G7 summit meeting at Quebec in Canada.