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Uttarkashi

At least 12 people were killed and 13 injured when the bus in which they were travelling fell into a 150-metre-deep gorge in Uttarkashi district on Sunday, an official said.

Shivpuri

As his party makes an all-out effort to wrest control of Madhya Pradesh from the BJP, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia feels it is "now or never" for the grand-old party that has remained out of power in the state for 15 straight years. PTI

Kolkata

'The Third Wife' by Vietnamese director Ash Mayfair got the 'Best Film' award in the International competition section of the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival (KIFF) which ended Saturday.

Kolkata

The disparity between films in the mainstream genre and those meant for screenings in the festival circuit is coming down, feels director Shoojit Sircar.

Kolkata

For his memorable contribution to Bengali literature, Mani Sankar Mukherji will be conferred D.Litt (Honoris Causa) by Bankura University.  Governor K.N.

Kolkata

Especially curated sessions, themed on "changing literary taste" and factors that influence it, were highlights of a Bengali literature fest at Jorasanko Thakurbari, the ancestral home of Rabindranath Tagore.

Kolkata

In a bid to keep stations litter-free and sensitise people about the importance of cleanliness, South Eastern Railway (SER) has penalised offenders for spitting or dumping garbage on platforms during a two-day drive, an SER spokesman said Sunday.

Kolkata

Eight persons, allegedly belonging to a pro-Left outfit of the Jadavpur University, were arrested when they assembled in front of the Nandan premises on Saturday where the 24th Kolkata International Film Festival was hosted, to stage a demonstration, police said.

Kolkata

The West Bengal government is committed to curbing traffic offences, its initiatives have significantly reduced road accidents in the state, chief minister Mamata Banerjee asserted on Sunday.

Report by: 
RP SHARMA

What does Digital India campaign mean? Digital India is a campaign launched by the Government of India to ensure the government services are made available to citizens electronically by improved online infrastructure and by increasing Internet connectivity or by making the country digitally empowered in the field of technology.

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ZEENATH BIBI

In an unfortunate incident, a 25-day old infant died on Saturday at PHC Chouldhari. The parent of the deceased infant Mr. Uttam Mondal, resident of Chouldhari alleged gross negligence on the part of the staff nurse on duty.

GREENFIELD AIRPORT
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EOI CORRESPONDENT

Having felt the need to have an alternate airport at South Andaman owning to the fact that within the next couple of years, the existing VSI airport may reach to a point where it may not be able to handle the growing  number  of passengers, the A&N administration, in a smart move, has mooted a proposal for an alternative airport in South Andaman.  Apart from civ

Port Blair

The Science Art & Craft Exhibition of RGT Public Vidyalaya, English Medium was held at the school premises on Saturday. Mr. Mammen Thomas, DEO, South Andaman was the chief guest while Mr. Sara Chandran, Principal Govt. Model Sr.

Author: 
Marcus Barnett

Max Levitas was a towering figure of Britain’s labor movement. A hardened enemy of the Blackshirts in the years before World War II, the Irish-Jewish communist devoted nearly a century to fighting injustice. With the death of Max Levitas, who passed away on Friday, November 2 at the age of 103, Britain has lost one of its most beloved Communist figures. An adopted son of London, and the East End particularly, Max was a towering figure in his local community, widely respected for his staunch advocacy of working people against racism and oppression.

Author: 
Harihar Swarup

Can the Ram Mandir agitation of the 1990s be revived in 2018? Politics of Ram Mandir may just be a spent force. Even Indira Gandhi could not revive “garabi hatao” slogan twice. Come election and the “Build Ram Mandir in Ayodhya”, or Mandir Wohin Banayenge slogan — comes to fore like a seasonal crop and then peters off. This Diwali, the last before the general election in 2019, Lord Ram returned to Ayodhya, and the city dressed up to welcome the victorious king.

As the general elections approach, the ruling BJP and the opposition parties are raising the pitch of their battle which is going to be a no-holds-barred one. Chandra Babu Naidu of Andhra Pradesh has withdrawn the “letter of consent” to the CBI that empowered the central agency to inquire into cases in the State without seeking permission of the State Government. Now it will have to obtain the State’s permission each time it wants to inquire into any case, unless the inquiry is ordered by the Supreme Court or the High Court of the State.