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Author: 
Sankar Ray

Incorrigible optimists in Pakistan, albeit very few in numbers, are disappointed with the US decision to suspend military and educational training of 66 Pakistani officers under the ‘International Military Education and Training program’, thanks to the obstinacy of President Donald Trump. This is the first awkward bouncer to new Prime Minister Imran Khan Niazi in the foreign policy arena as if reminding that his glorious cricketing career is irrelevant.

The Election Commission is again trying to ensure that the ceiling fixed for election propaganda by the parties is strictly observed by them. The EC has convened an all-party meeting in New Delhi next Monday. The EC has fixed Rs. 54 lakh for a candidate to spend for Lok Sabha polls in small States like Sikkim or Arunachal and Rs. 70 lakh for other States. For State Assembly polls the figures are respectively Rs. 20 lakh and Rs. 28 lakh. It is common knowledge that the parties spend much more than the ceiling fixed by the EC.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court on Monday said that it would hear on September 4, a plea by over 300 Army personnel challenging registration of FIRs against them for operations in Manipur and Jammu and Kashmir where the Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) is in force.

NEW DELHI

An Army captain was robbed of his car and cash by a motorcycle-borne gang in Dwarka in Delhi, police said. Mukul Verma had stopped his car near Dwarka Sector 5 on Monday to drink water when some motorcycle-borne men forcibly entered his vehicle.

The Raghunathpur SDO has decided not to let her medical education go waste and to attend patients regularly
Report by: 
Sabyasachi Bandopadhyay

On the morning of August 5 young Akhansa Bhaskar, sub-divisional officer of Raghunathpur in Purulia district went out of her office to take stock of the situation at different health centres of her sub-division.

Kolkata

Muslims living in West Bengal since childhood don't need to worry about the NRC, BJP MP Roopa Ganguly today said, while urging a section of political parties not to politicise every issue "for the sake of national interest".

Bankura

One person was killed when a truck hit a stationary lorry in  Bankura district today, a senior police officer said.

Kolkata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Eid ul-Adha and hoped that the festival of sacrifice would deepen the spirit of sharing and brotherhood.

Kolkata

State Minister for Education  Partha Chatterjee today said the book in which the photograph of actor Farhan Akhtar was erroneously depicted as that of legendary athlete Milkha Singh, was neither published by the state government nor was it a text book.

Report by: 
V SENTHIL KUMAR

While the local government stresses on optimal utilization of taxpayers’ money allocated for the progress of these islands, an unused building of the Civil Supplies Department in Middle Andaman tells the sorry state of affairs towards effective implementation in this regard.

Port Blair

The Chairperson of Municipal Council, Mr Indra Pal Singh has extended his greetings to the islanders on the occasion of Eid. In his message, the civic chief wished joy, happiness, peace and prosperity for islanders on the festive occasion.

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

Bus driver attacks another with knife at Goal Ghar

Port Blair

Responding to a news item published in this daily recently, the Trained Nurses Association of India, Andaman Branch clarified that there will be no strike on August 23 and only a rally will be organised to press for the demands of the association.

Report by: 
SUBRATA

Lack of timely repair and maintenance has left the road stretches in Nimbutala, Middle Andaman battered forcing commuters to have back-breaking rides. Villagers claim that the uneven and eroded road network connecting different hamlets in the region had become a source of torment for motorists and pedestrians as many of them suffered fatal falls in the past.

Port Blair

Referring to a newspaper report on recruitment of PSTs, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma, PCC president has requested the Lt.

Port Blair

The National Service Scheme (NSS) JNRM organised an interaction programme for programme officers and volunteers with the visiting Assistant Secretary, Mr Sailesh Kumar, Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, at JNRM in

Port Blair

Mr Krishan Kumar, Secretary (RD) along with Smti.

Port Blair

The Lt Governor will listen to the grievances of common public in Public Hearing scheduled at Raj Niwas on August 28 at 10 am. The applicants/petitioners have been requested to reach Raj Niwas before 9 am on the day.

Port Blair

To strengthen the spirit of nationalism and patriotic feeling amongst youth, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Rangat organised Block and District Level declamation contest on patriotism and nation building on Tuesday in the conference hall of Mahatma Gandhi Govt.

Port Blair

BJP A&N Islands will organise Asthi Kalash Yatra of former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in these islands.

Port Blair

The president of Pradesh Congress Committee, Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma  and other leaders  of   the  party have mourned the   sad  demise of   Moulana Abdul Salam Qasmi,  aged about 55 years , ex-Pesh Imam of Police Masjid Supply Line, resident of Shadipur.

Port Blair

Keys Aquagreen celebrated its first annual day on Monday to mark one successful year of operation in these islands. A cultural programme was presented by the hotel staff and managers comprising songs, drama and dance.

Port Blair

All India Radio here will broadcast LIVE Phone-in interactive programme entitled "HELLO DOCTOR" on Aug 25 from 7.20 AM  to 7.55.AM. The topic of the discussion is ''Stress- Symptoms and Cure". Dr.

Port Blair

On  August 13 a written complaint was received from Principal, GSSS, R.K Pur in PS Hut Bay regarding theft of 2 CCTV Cameras from the school building during the night. A case vide Crime No.

Port Blair

Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI) has predicted that cloudy weather with light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur during next five days in North, Middle and South Andaman.42 mm of rainfall is expected during the period in these areas.

Port Blair

September 15 is celebrated every year in the country since 1967 as “Engineers’ Day” to commemorate the birthday of the legendary engineer  Sir Mokshagundam Visvesvaraya.

Port Blair

The state convenor of Aam Aadmi Party, Mr Sanjay Meshack has invited the attention of the Lt. Governor towards hardships being faced by employees working under the A & N AIDS Control Society (ANACS). In a letter, Mr Meshack urged the Lt.

Author: 
Nitya Chakraborty

More and more details are coming out of the controversial deal concluded by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2015 for the purchase of 36 Rafale fighter jet planes for the Indian defence forces and it is apparent that the Prime Minister has totally sacrificed the interests of the high performing public sector Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) to patronize a company of an industrialist which has no experience in the area and which set up the unit only ten days before the deal was conncluded.

Author: 
Rapti Ray & Dr. Buddhadeb Ghosh

The ‘Prime Minister stays in foreign countries and occasionally visits India.’ Such is the allegation of opposition parties against Narendra Modi. But they are not admitting the fact that India’s foreign policy for the first time since 1947 has reached a youthful stage after 70 years of childhood.

A wholly unnecessary controversy has been created over Navjot Singh Sidhu’s visit to Pakistan, accepting the invitation of his former cricket buddy Imran Khan to attend the latter’s swearing in ceremony. Sidhu is a minister in the Congress Government of Punjab. But his visit to Pakistan was purely private and personal; he did not go there as a representative of either the Congress party or the Punjab Government. But such is the atmosphere of intolerance prevailing in the country that a mountain has been made out of a molehill.

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