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  • Panchayat poll in three phases with central forces: Cal HC

    The Calcutta High Court on Friday upheld the primacy of the State Election Commission and directed that the panchayat elections be held in three phases with central armed police forces, with the West Bengal govt saying that an appeal would be made against the order in a division bench. Justice Biswanath Somadder, holding that the […]

    State Cong legislature party elects Siddaramaiah as new CM of Karnataka

    The Congress central leadership choose Siddaramaiah as the new Chief Minister of Karnataka. A four-member team of AICC observers, comprising senior minister AK Antony, Congress General Secretary in-charge of the state Madhusudan Mistri, Luizinho Faleiro, who was Karnataka’s screening committee chairman, and Union Minister Jitender Singh met the MLAs at the party office. Both Siddaramaiah […]

    Sardha Group chief remanded for another 9 day police custody

    In West Bengal, a Judicial Magistrate Court today remanded the chief of Sardha Group Sudipta Sen and two others for another nine days police custody in a fresh case. The trio were produced before the court of additional chief judicial magistrate at Bidhannagar after the expiry of 14 days police. They were arrested in chit […]

    TN Govt reserves seats in primary classes for poor children

    The Tamil Nadu government has reserved 25 per cent of the seats in private schools and non-minority self-financing schools for poor children at the primary level of entry. These schools had been asked to distribute applications from today. Official sources said the applications should be filled and submitted before May 11. If the number of […]

    Cong MLAs meeting on Fri to pick Karna CM, Kharge, Siddha front runners

    Congress has set the ball rolling for picking its Chief Minister in Karnataka by convening a meeting of its newly-elected MLAs on Friday with senior leaders Mallikarjuna Kharge and Siddharamaih being considered front runners in the race for the top post. The observers are slated to elicit the MLAs’ views on the leadership issue in […]

    BKU workers occupy toll plaza, demand DND be toll-free

    Around 100 BKU members forcefully occupied Noida toll plaza of DND Flyway on Thursday and allowed vehicles to ply without paying toll for around half an hour to protest levy of toll on users of the flyway. The protestors vacated the toll plaza after administration and DND (Delhi-Noida-Delhi) management urged them to end their demonstration […]

    Seven killed in Tripura cyclone, lightning

    Cyclonic storms accompanied by lightning and rain continued to create havoc in Tripura for the fifth day on Thursday, killing seven people, including five women and injuring 20 others, an official said here. “Sixty-year-old Ramani Debbarma and her 17-year-old-son Utpal died when huge landslides buried their home at Simna in western Tripura Wednesday night,” an […]

    Pondy’s financial aid to differently-abled persons

    The Puducherry government rolled out a scheme to provide financial assistance to differently-abled persons to enable them to meet part of marriage expenditure. Inaugurating the scheme, Welfare Minister P.Rajavelu handed over Rs. 25,000 to each of 16 differently-abled persons under the scheme which would be extended in all the four regions of Puducherry, Karaikal, Mahe […]

    WB govt plans social security scheme with decent returns

    With the chit fund bust leading to thousands of investors being defrauded, the West Bengal govt proposed a social security scheme which will ensure decent and proper returns. “In view of the current chit fund fiasco where thousands of people have been duped, the government is thinking of floating a social security scheme where people […]

    Himachal bus accident toll touches 40; Govt orders probe

    The death toll in the bus accident on the Kullu-Mandi national highway, which occurred on Wednesday, climbed to 40 on Thursday with the recovery of four more bodies while another four persons succumbed to their injuries. The ill-fated private bus, which plunged into Beas River after skidding off the road, was carrying about 70 passengers. […]