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Syndicate regime to fall: PM

Narendra Modi on Monday told the audience at a rain-soaked rally that the "syndicate raj" in Bengal would survive only "a few months".
Devadeep Purohit Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Dilip-Babul 'public' tiff reaches PM venue

Bengal BJP president Dilip Ghosh and Union minister and Asansol MP Babul Supriyo were seen engaging in an angry exchange at the venue of the Prime Minister's rally in Midnapore.
Sandip Chowdhury Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Deposit case: CBI told to move HC

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the CBI to approach Calcutta High Court with its complaints that Bengal police were not cooperating with it in the ongoing probe into default scams in the state.
Our Bureau Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

CPM seeks 50% share of central tax

The Bengal unit of the CPM placed a demand of enhancing devolution of central taxes to the states to 50 per cent before the 15th finance commission on Monday, a move drawn attention in the political circle as the ruling Trinamul was laying stress on sharing 50 per cent net central tax receipts with the states.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Girl loses dad's gift, kills self

An 18-year-old girl has allegedly hanged herself unable to bear the shock of losing the cellphone her father gifted her a week ago.
Abhijeet Chatterjee Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Tall toast in tiny tribute

The buzz of congratulations, blessings and prizes are far from over yet for 18-year-old sprinter Hima Das, who recently created history by becoming the first Indian woman athlete to win a gold in 400m track event in the World Under-20 Championship in Finland.
Rishu Kalantri Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Ulfa-I opposes toll gate

The Ulfa (Independent) on Monday objected to the reopening of a toll gate on NH 37 at Raha in central Assam's Nagaon district, stating that the road was constructed by the British and no private investment was involved for which tolls are collected.
SUMIR KARMAKAR Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Vigil up in Karbi Anglong

Stung by the lynching of two youths in Karbi Anglong on June 8, the Assam government on Monday informed Gauhati High Court that several steps, including regular police patrolling in the district's interior areas, have been initiated for the safety of tourists and nature lovers.
SUMIR KARMAKAR Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Re-survey of border pillar soon

A one-day convention on the disputed border pillars along Manipur boundary, organised by the United Committee Manipur (UCM) at Gandhi Memorial hall here on Monday, resolved to re-survey the pillars along the Indo-Myanmar border.
Ngangbam Indrakanta Singh Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

SC to hear citizen bill validity plea

Assam Sanmilita Mahasangha, a confederation of the indigenous people of the state, on Monday said the Supreme Court would form a constitution bench in the first week of next month and start hearing on validity of Section 6 (A) of the Citizenship Act, 1955.
RAJIV KONWAR Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

'Tricked into buying infant'

A mechanic from Palamau district has admitted that he paid Anima Indwar Rs 52,000 for a newborn boy after his wife lost two babies, but stressed that they had no idea they were buying him from Nirmal Hriday, the Missionaries of Charity-run shelter here.
Vijay Deo Jha Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Student drowns in lifeline river

A Class VIII student of DBMS High School, Kadma, who was missing since Sunday afternoon floated up dead in Subernarekha river in Sonari on Monday morning.
Our Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

SUV saves dog, hits scooterists

Three youths without helmets were injured, one of them critically, when their scooter was hit by an SUV on Marine Drive near XLRI on Monday afternoon.
Our Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Pancham & friends on call at hospital

Music is said to heal. So now, scores of patients admitted to Sadar Hospital in Khasmahal, the sole district hospital of East Singhbhum that's 3km from Jamshedpur, are getting some Bollywood music therapy.
Animesh Bisoee Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Train your lens on nature, win laurels

Capture the beauty of nature and bag prizes. Yes, you heard it right.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Third-gender guard pitch

Chief minister Nitish Kumar on Monday asked officials to figure out if transgender persons can be deployed as security guards at remand homes, short stay homes and similar facilities for women and girls across Bihar.
Dev Raj Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Masters course at law varsity

Good news for law graduates who want to pursue higher legal education.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Class VI boy beaten, cops reach school

Gandhi Maidan police on Monday visited a school to inquire about an assault allegedly carried out by senior boys of the institute on a junior on Friday.
Our Special Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Asked to show respect, cop asks why

Senior cop D. Amarkesh and National Commission for Women member Sushma Sahu had a heated exchange of words over protocol here on Monday.
Roshan Kumar Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Water reservoir hope for crops

Good news for farmers. The detailed project report for the Kadhwan water reservoir scheme, which is supposed to give relief to farmers in irrigation, is supposed to be ready by October and the foundation stone of the project is likely to be laid by December.
Shuchismita Chakraborty Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Downpour keeps firemen on toes

A sudden torrential rainfall submerged many parts of the city and kept fire service personnel on their toes throughout the day on Monday.
LELIN MALLICK Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

AIIMS to get infra push on anniversary

The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here has planned to introduce several facilities to mark its completion of six years in the state on July 15.
Sandeep Mishra Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Cyclists pedal to Puri for world cup

A group of 20 persons pedalled their way from the city to Puri, a distance of almost about 68km, to be a part of rath yatra and use the festival to brand 2018 Men's Hockey World Cup scheduled in the city in November.
Our Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

SCB fights to check dengue

The dengue menace in the state is showing no signs of slowing down with 55 people being admitted to SCB Medical College and Hospital here with symptoms of dengue in the past eight days.
LALMOHAN PATNAIK Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST

Visit to assess loss to evictees

A three-member panel deputed by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has begun an on-the-spot assessment of the plight of people displaced by the Kanpur Irrigation Project in the district.
Our Correspondent Jul 17, 2018 00:00 IST