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HC seeks details of action taken
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The Bombay High Court has directed the Maharashtra government to submit the details of the action taken by it against the illegal private constructions along the beaches in Alibaug in Raigad district within two weeks.


Observing that conjugal visits lead to strong family bonds and keeps the family functional, the Madras High Court granted parole of two weeks to a 29-year-old life convict from Tirunelveli district.


A senior BJP leader said the Jammu and Kashmir administration was contemplating to simplify the procedure for grant of permanent resident certificates (PRCs) and a timeline should be fixed for its issuance under the Public Services Guarantee Act.


The Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB), the apex temple body in Kerala, is mulling to rope in celebrities including film stars for advertisements to woo devotees to the Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala.


Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said Pakistan can seek India's help if it cannot handle the fight against terrorism alone.


The father of a Sikh woman in Jammu and Kashmir who expressed her desire to donate one of her kidneys to her female Muslim friend, appealed to her daughter Sunday to "reconsider" her decision taking into account his medical condition and sought the governor's interven

Charge of sending lewd messages to woman
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A sacked DIG of the CRPF, who was found guilty of sending sexually explicit material to a woman on her mobile phone, has failed to get any relief from the Delhi High Court, which said a senior public servant should maintain a higher standard of "rectitude".


An NGO-run shelter home was Sunday sealed in Odisha's Dhenkanal district in the wake of allegations of sexual abuse by its minor inmates, an official said.


Taking strong exception to road blockades staged by college students over attendance mandate, West Bengal education minister Partha Chatterjee has asserted the government will be forced to take action if the agitators cause inconvenience to public for "personal benefi


Over 400 job offers have been made on the first day of the placement season at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, a press release from the institute has said.


In a humanitarian gesture, Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig B D Mishra (Retd) took a woman, who was in urgent need of medical attention, in his helicopter from Tawang to a hospital here, Raj Bhawan sources said.


Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday appealed to the people of Nagaland to create a conducive atmosphere for rapid economic growth as the state has suffered a lot for long.


A civil society at Project Veng locality in Kolasib town near here has claimed that they managed to avoid long queues, which causes inconvenience to voters, during the Mizoram Assembly elections on November 28.

New Delhi

A key Bodo students' organisation and a rebel group that has joined the peace process have issued a virtual warning to the BJP that it would lose the support of the Bodo community if its governments at the Centre and in Assam fail to take concrete steps for creation o


Nagaland on Saturday celebrated the 55th statehood day with cultural regale besides parade, drill and arms handling show by the police personnel and an air show by the Indian Air Force.


An Assam government employee was shot at by an unidentified gunman here in Dima Hasao district, police said on Sunday.


The West Bengal government has set up a committee to address environmental challenges in the state, chief minister Mamata Banerjee said on Sunday. On National Pollution Prevention Day, the chief minister urged people to "save green and stay clean".


Police here on Saturday claimed to have busted an ammunition smuggling racket with the arrest of one person from whose possession more than 400 cartridges were recovered.

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Perhaps no people on earth remain more genuinely isolated than the Sentinelese, one of the few un-contacted people in the world, who have lived in the North Sentinel Islands of the Andamans for more than 60,000 years shunning any contact with the outside world.


The holy mantra-hard work, dedication, persistence are essentials for achieving success in the government jobs seems still relevance. Some people get it easy, others have to struggle for it!

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Lt General Bhopinder Singh (Retd)

Unhealed sentiments fester in the Indian psyche. The diversity and plurality of our society, its sheer scale, seem also to have cursed us with discrimination inherited and biases hard to uproot. Routinely, one section of this wary society will be pitted against another.

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Even as the Health Department vows to provide efficient healthcare services, poor state of toilet blocks in GB Pant Hospital, here is taking a toll on patients in these islands. Our Reporter who visited the hospital on Saturday could see ladies, including pregnant ladies linning up to use the toilet.

Port Blair

Lead Bank (State Bank of India), Port Blair organized the financial literacy–cum–MSME Camp on Friday at Panchayet Hall, Neil Island.

Port Blair

As per the directions of AUAB (All Unions & Associations of BSNL), New Delhi for the formation of AUAB at District & Circle level, a meeting of the AUAB was held recently at Union office, Telephone Bhawan here and members have been elected unanimously as offic

Speakers deliberate on ideas for rural development
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In a unique imitative to spur development in rural areas, the Gram Panchayat of Chouldhari organized Chouldhari-South Andaman Business Summit 2018 on Saturday.

Aditya Aamir

Different strokes for different people are giving Kerala Police a bad name. Shouting ‘Sat Sri Akal’ doesn’t invite instant arrest in Amritsar post the recent grenade attack, which killed several people, but chanting ‘Sharanam Ayyappa’ in Sabarimala can land the Ayyappa devotee in the slammer, especially if the hombre is a BJP or per chance an RSS activist. This ‘difference’ is giving the BJP and an “RSS TV channel” grist to drive a wedge between Hindu and other communities.

Capital Delhi witnessed a massive rally of farmers on Thursday highlighting their plight and demanding debt waiver and fixing higher prices for their produce. The Government insists that loan waiver is not a solution. Indeed, it is not. The solution lies in making agriculture profitable. For that several things are necessary. First computing the actual cost of production which includes all the inputs like seeds, fertilizers, irrigation water, the cost of electricity or diesel for running the pumpsets and the cost of labour – one’s own or that of hired labour.