Date wise Archive

NEW DELHI

The soft carpet at the T3 terminal of the IGI airport here would be removed to make way for hard flooring keeping in view the interest of the passengers, the airport operator has said. It has added that the process would start from October.

NEW DELHI

India and China have decided to work towards firming up a new bilateral pact on defence cooperation and agreed to increase interactions between their militaries at multiple levels to avoid Doklam-like standoffs along the disputed border.

Kathmandu

The Nepal government has formed a committee to hold talks with China to implement a key bilateral agreement on energy cooperation, which could potentially end the land-locked nation's decades-long dependency on India for its power needs.

NEW DELHI

Hundreds of Buddhist followers from across the country and abroad will visit Rajgir, Nalanda and Bodhgaya (Bihar), and Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh) over the next two days as part of the Tourism Ministry's efforts to promote sites associated with Gautam Buddha, Union Minist

Guwahati

Two people were killed in landslides following torrential rains since Thursday night which triggered flash floods and led to water logging in several areas, official sources said.

NEW DELHI

Countering terrorism, enhancing regional connectivity and boosting trade will be key focus of the BIMSTEC summit in Kathmandu on August 30-31 which will be attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a host of leaders from the region, the Ministry of External Affairs

Kolkata

Dubbing the Supreme Court verdict on West Bengal panchayat poll as a "victory of democracy and of the people", Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the BJP, the Congress and the CPI(M) for "defaming" the state through false propaganda.

NEW DELHI

The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged killing of three BJP workers in West Bengal after the recently held local bodies elections in the state.

Kolkata

Shooting for Bengali TV serials resumed this morning in the city, a day after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting with the artistes and producers to end a deadlock over regularization of payment.

MALDA

Taking a stern stand to eradicate dengue and other vector-borne deceases district and civic administrations cautioned the residents of a strong legal action if the norms of cleanliness and hygiene were not properly maintained.

Kolkata

The ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were today immersed at the confluence of river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal in West Bengal.

Kolkata

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said that her government's 'Safe Drive Save Life' campaign has helped in cutting down road accident casualties to a "significant extent" in the state.

Port Blair

Mr Kuldeep Rai Sharma , president and  leaders of  Pradesh Congress party have expressed their heartiest greetings and best wishes to all the islanders and especially to the Malayalee community on the occasion of Onam which is the  biggest and the most important harve

Report by: 
ROOPA LALL

To celebrate the festival of ‘Raksha Bandhan’, Kala Kendra, a  society for promotion of art and culture, under the UT Administration, organised a Rakhi making competition on Friday. Altogether, 85 students including boys from eight different schools participated in the contest. The Director of Social Welfare, Mr Navlendra Singh was the chief guest of the occasion.

Port Blair

A team of Police Marine Force (PMF) & Local Police of PS Humfrygunj staff have safely rescued two fishermen who were stranded deep into the sea since 15/08/2018. On the night of 22.8.2018 a missing report was lodged at PS Humfrygunj by Smti.

Port Blair

The state president of BJP, A&N Islands, Mr Vishal Jolly brought the Asthi Kalash of former Prime Minister Bharat Ratna Atal Bihari Vajpayee to Port Blair on Thursday.

Port Blair

As part of 51st Engineers’ Day (15th September) celebrations, the Institution of Engineers (India), Andaman & Nicobar State Centre (IEI, ANSC) has invited nominations from Engineers (Graduate / Diploma) for award of Best Engineer-2018 fulfilling the following norm

Port Blair

The Nehru Yuva Kendra here observed Sadbhavana Diwas to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India, late Rajiv Gandhi in association with Gram Panchayat, Collinpur and Netaji Yuva Sangh, Manpur to encourage the national integration, peace, nat

Port Blair

On 21.08.2018 the Humfrygunj police received an information from reliable source that one person was carrying huge quantity of IMFL in a motorcycle bearing Reg. No. AN- 01/H-3172 was riding towards Guptapara.

Port Blair

Central Island Agricultural Research Institute (CIARI) has predicted that cloudy weather with moderate rainfall is likely to occur in Andaman and Nicobar Islands during next five days. In North and Middle Andaman 50 mm of rainfall is expected during this period.

Author: 
U.BHARATHI

It was the story when the British raj rule transferred from the East India Company to the crown. The India post was founded on 1st April 1854 .  By 1861 there were 889 Post offices which was handling nearly 43 million letters over 405 million of  newspaper annually.The first superintendent of the post office was appointed in 1870 at Allahabad.

Author: 
B. Sivaraman

“The Hurrier I go, the behinder I get.” Repeating these words of Lewis Carroll from Alice in Wonderland, the Delhi High Court in its judgment on 4 August 2018 set aside the 14 September 2016 Delhi government notification on minimum wages, which increased the minimum wages in Delhi to Rs. 13,350 to the unskilled, Rs. 14,698 to the semi-skilled and Rs. 16,182 to the skilled.

Author: 
Nantoo Banerjee

Parliament might have had its best monsoon session in the last 18 years going by the hours of operations of both Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha and the number of  bills passed, yet nothing could explain why it failed to move and pass the critical anti-trafficking and consumer protection bills. The Executive should probably explain why it did not show enough interest to see the two extremely socially important bills through to become law after the mandatory President’s consent.

New Delhi seems to be eager to play down the threat coming from the Chinese build up at Doklam. The official line is that there is nothing to worry, everything is all right. But ground reports are different. The PLA seems about to begin building the disputed road which led to a 73-day eyeball-to-eyeball confrontation with the Indian army, forcing the PLA to abandon the project. Now they seem set on building the road and is ready for an armed conflict should India resist. New Delhi has not made public its assessment of the developing situation.