Date wise Archive


Ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were today simultaneously immersed in the mighty Brahmaputra and Barak rivers in Assam's Guwahati, Dibrugarh, Dhubri and Silchar.


The 85-day long agitation at Manipur University was called off today by the protesters in the interest of students, Manipur University Students' Union president M Dayaman Singh said.


Expressing dismay over exclusion of her name from the National Register of Citizens (NRC) draft, Meghna Shahi, niece of actor Adil Hussain, today said she was marked a 'doubtful' voter despite having valid identity proofs.


About 30 per cent votes were cast till noon in the by-elections to two Assembly seats in Meghalaya today, chief election officer F R Kharkongor said.


Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) Sports association had organised swimming competition amongst the children of  Chittaranjan schools in association with Basanti Institute on  August 22  in the swimming pool of Basanti Institute.The various categories of this event


On August 23 around  10.19 am  one male  person aged about 31 years attempted  to commit suicide in front of a Dum Dum bound Metro (KD 47 AC-1)   at  UP platform of Sova Bazar - Sutanuti  Metro Station.


Eastern Railway (ER) Railway Protection Force (RPF) rendered all sorts of help to the passengers in distress in addition to their duties. Following are some instances of assistances rendered by ER RPF to the passengers in distress.


Train services were disrupted on Seoraphuli-Tarakeswar branch line section for nearly one hour as a group of people obstructed railway track at Seoraphuli (near LC gate 4A) since 11.35 am in protest against poor condition of road surface near the level crossing gate.


A 26-year-old man was allegedly abducted from his house in northwest Delhi and his body was found in a forest in Haryana's Bahadurgarh area, police said today.


The two men sentenced to death in the Mandsaur gang rape case were today shifted to Ujjain Central Jail, an official said.


The Supreme Court today sought a response from the Election Commission of India (ECI) on pleas of Congress leaders Kamal Nath and Sachin Pilot alleging duplication of voters in the voters' list in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh and Rajsthan.


A Delhi court today sent two persons, who had allegedly attacked JNU student Umar Khalid at the Constitution Club here, to two-week's judicial custody.


A 15-year-old girl committed suicide here today after being allegedly gang-raped by three men, police said.


Activists of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) today held protests here against the killing of BJP youth activist Shabir Ahmad Bhat.


Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and other judges of the Delhi High Court have decided to contribute for the rehabilitation of the people of Kerala hit by the devastating floods.


Rains have subsided in Kerala, but there seems to be no end to the destruction caused by the floods and landslides, which claimed over 230 lives since August 8.


The Muslim Rashtriya Manch, an affiliate of the RSS, cut goat-shaped cakes here on Bakrid as it called on the community to shun extravagance and instead contribute in the uplift of the poor and deprived.

TN CM, Stalin pay respects in Chennai
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The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were brought today to Lucknow, his political karmabhoomi, where they will be immersed in the Gomti river later in the day.


Satya Pal Malik was sworn in as the 13th Governor of Jammu and Kashmir today, ending the five-decade-long practice of retired bureaucrats being appointed to the post.


The Centre has earmarked Rs 1,000 crore for implementation of various schemes for micro small and medium enterprises of the North East region in the 2018-19 fiscal, an official said on Tuesday.


Indigenously-developed guided bombs -- Smart Anti-Airfield Weapons -- and anti-tank guided missile Helina were successfully flight tested at separate firing ranges in Rajasthan, the defence ministry said on Monday.


Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and her Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe are scheduled to hold extensive talks on Thursday, the focus of which will be to remove distrust and boost coordination between the armies of the two neighbours guarding their disputed border a


A Nepalese man was arrested for allegedly smuggling drugs and police seized 28 grams of heroin worth Rs 28 lakh from his possession in Sonauli area on the Indo-Nepal border here, a senior official said.


The deadlock between artistes and producers of TV serials over regularisation of payment ended today, with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee giving an assurance that a committee formed with representatives from both sides will "look into the issues".


Amidst slogans of "Atalji Zindabad", the West Bengal BJP unit today took out the "Asthi Kalash Yatra" with the ashes of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.


Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today welcomed Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on resuming work today following a kidney transplant.
"Happy to read the news that @ArunJaitley Ji has recovered well from his surgery and resuming his duties today.


One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in an explosion at a Trinamool Congress office at Makrampur in the district, official sources here said.
The identity of the deceased and the injured was not immediately known, they said.


West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today expressed her grief over the passing away of veteran journalist Kuldip Nayar.
She extended her condolences to Nayars family, admirers and colleagues.

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Minister of State (Independent Charge) Housing and Urban Affairs H. S. Puri reached Sikkim on Thursday on a three-day visit. He was welcomed by officials of Sikkim Urban Development and Housing Department at Rangpo. It was learnt that Puri would meet State Urban Development Minister N. K. Subba in Gangtok on Friday.

Sushil Kutty

Sir Vidiadhar Surajprasad Naipaul should have been given the honour of being the first man sent to Outer Space, the spaceship programmed not to ever return. He was that kind of man – a surly exile, with a dark presence. A man who saw warts before he found beauty, if ever. The child of indentured labour, he laboured to cast a critical eye. To the point it came natural to him.