Date wise Archive

Kolkata

A life-size crib set, themed on Annunciation or the announcement of Jesus Christ's arrival, has been put on display at the 419-year-old Bandel Church, where thousands of devotees gather very year to offer prayers on Christmas.

Kolkata

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Tuesday remembered former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee on his 94th birth anniversary and hailed him as a statesman who rose above partisan politics.

Ranchi

Former Rajya Sabha member and stamp collector, Ajay Maroo, is planning to open a philately club here to motivate children, who are hooked to cell phones and tabs in this e-age.

Shillong

There seems to be no hope at the end of the tunnel for the 15 labourers trapped in a coal mine a fortnight ago, as search operations have been suspended by the Meghalaya government for want of high-powered pumps to flush out water from the pit.

Guwahati

Two citizenship-related issues a register of genuine Indians and a controversial bill kept Assam on the edge in 2018 but there were reasons to rejoice too as a filmmaker and an athlete from the state brought laurels in their respective fields.

Patna

The zoo here was closed on Tuesday "until further orders" after strains of avian influenza virus were found in six dead peacocks, Forest officials said.

Aizawl

Christmas was celebrated Tuesday in Christian-dominated Mizoram with traditional fervor and merrymaking.
Prayers and worship services were held at different churches across the state since Christmas eve to celebrate the birth of Jesus.

Bhubaneswar

In an attempt to create a world record, globally acclaimed artist Sudarsan Pattnaik on Tuesday built a huge sand sculpture of Santa Claus on Odisha's Puri beach.

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Gyan Pathak

Election results of the five state Assemblies point to the shrinking support base of the BJP and the rising support for Congress, especially in the states where the two national parties were engaged in a direct fight. With the 2019 Lok Sabha elections round the corner, the situation is worrisome for the BJP. However, Congress also needs to tread more carefully because wherever they are in direct fight with the state parties, Congress candidates tend to get defeated.

The Supreme Court has refused to give an urgent hearing to BJP petition on taking out its Rath Yatra in West Bengal. The apex court did not find any reason for an urgent hearing. The case will come up only in the first week of January next, when the courts reopen after the Xmas vacation. This has come as a much needed breather for Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and the West Bengal Government who feared widespread violation of law and order across the State if the Rath really rolled out from its scheduled starting points.