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What’s different about this 125+ year old Saw Mill! Not just Asia's largest and oldest saw mill, having an entire island to itself makes Chatham Saw Mill stand out from the ordinary. Despite facing sharp reduction in availability of timber, the Mill still caters resourcefully to the growing construction industry in these islands.

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In yet another incident of self-immolation by Tibetans in China, a 23-year-old Tibetan man set himself on fire last Sunday at Ngaba County in Tibet’s Amdo region. According to the Central Tibetan Administration website, the man, protesting against repressive policies of the Chinese government, succumbed to his injuries.


Thirty years after the Bofors scandal that had proved to be the nemesis of Rajiv Gandhi, India is getting a replacement for the 155 mm Bofors howitzers that had turned into the mainstay of the Indian artillery.


Amid growing demands for a Ram temple, Savitribai Phule, the BJP MP from Bahraich, has called for installing a statue of Lord Buddha at the disputed site in Ayodhya.


The UK government on Thursday announced plans for a series of statues to go up at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) to honour the sacrifices made by over three million Commonwealth soldiers, sailors, airmen and labour corps who served in World War I, including

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Taking swift action on the report published this daily in its edition dated October 7, 2018, the Andaman and Nicobar Police succeeded in arresting one person, prime suspect, in the case of mysterious death of a student from these islands pursuing studies at Chennai.

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Heavy spell of rains since last night has resulted in many low laying areas in the city getting inundated. The entire Mohanpur area, including the Municipal Bhavan witnessed complete flooding. Rainwater entered the commercial establishments in low-lying areas of the city, causing difficulties for the citizen.


The Vellore institute of Technology invites applications for admissions into engineering first year course through an online test to be held for the academic year 2019-2020 in Vijayawada. Application forms are available in the all post offices.

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The Department of Environment & Forests will conduct One Week Refresher course for Deputy Rangers from Oct 12 to 17 at Forest Training Institute, Wimberlygunj.

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The Bangla Joint Action Committee, Andaman & Nicobar Islands is going to organize a Bangla Sammelan on Sunday, the 11 November 2018 at Bhatu Basti Junction, South Andaman from 2 pm onwards.


The Election Commission (EC) Saturday initiated the process of finding an alternative to Mizoram chief electoral officer who is facing a massive agitation for his ouster by a conglomerate of civil society and student organisations.


At least 15 newborns have died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in upper Assam between November 1 and 6, prompting the state health department to rush a team to investigate the matter, officials said Friday.


Claiming that his Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) has gained significantly in strength in Bihar, Union minister Upendra Kushwaha has demanded that the party be allotted more than three seats in the state by the NDA to contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election.


The meteorological centre here on Saturday cautioned fishermen against venturing into the sea over the next few days in view of the formation of a depression over southeast Bay of Bengal.


A delegation of Opposition CPM met chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb Saturday and sought his intervention to stop alleged terror unleashed by the ruling BJP-IPFT activists on left party workers.


A man was arrested for posing as a Maoist and allegedly extorting money from people in West Singhbhum district, police said Saturday.


A married woman allegedly chopped off the genital of a man with whom she had an extra-marital affair at a village in Keonjhar district, the police said.


A minor fire broke out at the State Bank of Indias Bapuji Nagar branch here on Saturday morning, fire brigade sources said. The local people of Bapuji Nagar spotted smoke on the third floor of the bank branch and informed the fire services.


A man was stoned death by unidentified persons following a drunken brawl in Pakur district, police said Saturday. The incident took place at Gutipara village under the jurisdiction of Littipara police station, the police said.


Five persons were killed and another was injured when their motorcycles coming from opposite directions collided in Munger district, the police said.


Union minister of state for home affairs, Kiren Rijiju on Friday attended the first-ever Nagaland Cabinet meeting chaired by chief minister Neiphiu Rio at Kiphire and also inaugurated an upgraded district hospital there.


As the Orissa High Court (HC) Friday adjourned to Monday the hearing of a writ petition on the two-month-long lawyers-police standoff in the state, the lawyers decided to extend their cease-work protest till the date of hearing in the matter.


With a view to clear extra rush of passengers during Chhat Festival, South Eastern Railway (SER) has decided to run o¬ne pair of AC Special train between Santragachi-Barauni-Santragachi leaving Santragachi on November 11 and leaving Barauni on November 12.

Sonali Huria

While the Rafale fighter jet deal will entail huge financial losses for the country, the agreement for the world’s largest nuclear power project at Jaitapur in an ecologically diverse and fragile region like Konkan, along with attendant concerns of the safety of EPRs, an unsteady French nuclear industry and its inexperienced Indian counterparts, will pose serious challenges to the environment, biodiversity, health and livelihoods of lakhs of people in and around the region.

B. Sivaraman

Apprentices, badlis, casuals, probationers and temps—one thing common to all these five categories of workers, besides contract labourers, is their precarious existence as workers. Not only they have no job security, they are also invariably underpaid, often doing the same work as regular workers usually at a fraction of their earnings. In fact, apprentices are not even officially considered as workers. Textile industry now has policy sanction to employ badlis for fixed-term contracts sans all other statutory entitlements.

When the Prime Minister told a stunned nation two years ago on November 8, that promissory notes of Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000 had been demonetized and that these had ceased to be legal tenders, he enumerated a number of benefits which he claimed would flow from this decision. One was stopping terror funding. It is a tragic irony that on the second anniversary of that fateful day, the Maoists killed five CISF jawans in the Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. Terror attacks on security forces also continue in Jammu and Kashmir.