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30 Aug 2017


Centre issues flood alert for 12 states: Find out which

Six states are already reeling under floods. Now the government has warned that 12 others might witness floods due to "extreme to very heavy rainfall".

30 Aug 2017


Kolkata tops world cities' list for Blue Whale search

In what could be astounding revelations, studies have revealed that among 30 cities of the world, Kolkata tops the list when it comes to online searches for the fatal 'Blue Whale' challenge.

25 Aug 2017

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia: 'Saudisation' may affect opportunities for Indians

Indian migrants are likely to be hit by Saudi Arabia's revised 'Nitaqat' scheme, which aims to provide more employment opportunities for Saudi nationals.

17 Aug 2017

Trinamool Congress

West Bengal: TMC decimates opposition in municipal polls

West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress maintained its lead and won in all seven civic bodies that went to polls last week.

14 Aug 2017


Demonetization recap: The curious case of missing Rs. 500 notes

Demonetization is still fresh in our minds. After all, it was a big deal. In a single stroke, two major currency denominations, that were in use, became invalid and new notes were introduced.

10 Aug 2017


India goes sex-products shopping, Punjabi women buy most sex toys

Yup, we are doing it. India has one of the world's largest population and it shouldn't come as a surprise. If you belong to the "log kya kahenge" or "sharam karo" category, please move along.

Nepal: In a first, a transgender woman registers for marriage

In a first such case, Nepal witnessed a transgender woman and a man register their marriage even though there aren't laws legalizing such alliances in the country.

04 Aug 2017

Lok Sabha

First time ever, BJP is largest party in Rajya Sabha

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) overtook the Congress on Thursday to become the largest party in the Rajya Sabha with 58 MPs.

28 Jul 2017

Narendra Modi

Flood crisis: Centre blames State governments over unutilized relief funds

Nearly 600 people have died in floods or landslides across the country in 2017.

26 Jul 2017


Gujarat flood death toll reaches 83, Rs. 500cr relief announced

The flood death toll in Gujarat and Rajasthan has increased to 83 and 12 respectively. The situation eased in Assam but toll rose to 77.

18 Jul 2017


Is India intolerant? Internet shutdown 29 times in 2017

As per Brookings Institution report, India lost over Rs. 6,548 crore in business due to Internet shutdowns in the past 3 years.

SC stays Centre's new cow slaughter rules for three months

The SC has put on hold the Centre's new rules on cow slaughter for three months.

08 Jul 2017


Police arrest Lekhi, BJP MLAs for trying to enter Basirhat

BJP leaders including Meenakshi Lekhi, Om Mathur, Satyapal Singh were arrested by the police as they tried to enter violence-hit Basirhat.

07 Jul 2017


Rupa Ganguly, others arrested while trying to visit violence-hit Basirhat

Police arrested BJP leaders Rupa Ganguly and Locket Chatterjee while they were attempting to make their way to violence-hit Basirhat.

07 Jul 2017


Basirhat clashes claim first casualty, fresh tension triggered

A 65-year-old man died in communal clashes at Basirhat, the first casualty in the incident.

05 Jul 2017


West Bengal Communal violence: Paramilitary deployed, Internet services suspended

In a bid to control communal violence in West Bengal's Basirgat region, CM Mamata Banerjee has ordered to suspend Internet services in the state.

01 Jul 2017


First month of monsoon leaves much optimism after surplus rainfall

The first month of monsoon has been heartening with India recording a 4% surplus in rainfall combined with a well-distributed pattern, except in the eastern regions.

23 Jun 2017

Mamata Banerjee

GJM chief quits GTA, demands CBI probe into police firing

Gorkha Janmukti Morcha chief Bimal Gurung has resigned from his post of chief executive of the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration.

19 Jun 2017


GST update: Businesses given "elbow room", return filing rules relaxed

The biggest tax-reform in India's 70-year history is set to start from July 1 and as the government is running its final lap, it's making certain allowances to make sure that everybody is on board the new regime.

18 Jun 2017

Mamata Banerjee

Darjeeling clashes turn violent, 1 dead, 36 hurt

The violence in Darjeeling became violent today with the death of 1 person.

15 Jun 2017

Mamata Banerjee

GJM Protests: Gurung issues new threats against government workers, tourists

On 15th June, as life started to return to normalcy in the Darjeeling hills after a 3-day long bandh, Bimal Gurung, the then chief of the Gorkhaland Janmukti Morcha issued new threats against government workers.

12 Jun 2017

Mamata Banerjee

Darjeeling bandh- Ten people detained over arson attempt

Ten people have been detained over arson in restive Darjeeling, where a month-long strike called by the GJM started today.

11 Jun 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi police busts luxury motorbike theft racket, culprits arrested

Delhi police succeeded in nabbing a 7 member gang for its alleged involvement in motorbike theft racket from East Delhi district.

11 Jun 2017

Mamata Banerjee

GJM calls for month-long shutdown in Darjeeling Hills

After violent protests, the GJM has called for a month-long shutdown in Darjeeling starting June 12.

09 Jun 2017

Mamata Banerjee

Cabinet meeting in Darjeeling marred by violence by Gorkhaland protesters

Even as West Bengal held its first cabinet meeting in Darjeeling in almost 45 years on June 8, bombs went off 200m away from the Raj Bhavan.

04 Jun 2017


GST Alert: Beedis get 28% without any cess, Gold 3%

The 15th meeting of the GST Council chaired by FinMin Arun Jaitley and other state representatives has okayed the tax rates and cleared the pending rules for July 1 roll-out with the exception of West Bengal.

03 Jun 2017

Mamata Banerjee

GST roll out to commence from 1st July 2017

In the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Council meeting held today, all pending rules including tax provisions and returns were cleared prompting all states within the country to agree that GST roll out would commence from 1st July 2017.

Madras HC stays Centre's recent cow slaughter ban

The Madras HC has stayed the Centre's recent notification banning trade of cattle for slaughter.

30 May 2017


Centre considering representations on cow slaughter rules, no decision yet

The environment ministry is considering feedback on its new cow slaughter rules that were notified under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act.

30 May 2017


Patanjali products fail quality tests: RTI reply

An RTI query has revealed that Patanjali products have failed several quality assessment tests conducted by Haridwar's Ayurveda and Unani Office.

30 May 2017


Bangladesh evacuating 10 lakh people as Cyclone Mora makes landfall

Bangladeshi authorities have attempted to evacuate nearly 10 lakh people in preparation for the powerful Cyclone Mora.

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee rejects cow slaughter ban

After Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan urged PM Narendra Modi to rethink the recent ban on cow slaughter, West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee has now called the move "unconstitutional", saying her state won't accept it.

29 May 2017


Cyclone Mora to turn severe over Bay of Bengal

The Indian Meteorological Department has warned that cyclone Mora, that has formed over the Bay of Bengal, is likely to turn severe within the next 24 hours.

27 May 2017


Why is Mamata Banerjee against the Teesta Water Agreement?

As both the centre and Bangladeshi government hope to sort out Teesta river water sharing soon issue, Mamata Banerjee indicated that the West Bengal government is not on board.

Centre bans sale of cattle for slaughter across India

The Centre has banned sale of cattle for slaughter. Trade of the animal will only be allowed for farm land owners.

50 years fighting Naxalism: How much has the government spent?

It has been 50 years since the Naxalite movement took shape in Naxalbari in West Bengal. Starting off as an armed peasant's uprising, the movement has morphed into a full-fledged guerrilla army and has been termed India's largest internal threat.

22 May 2017


West Bengal RS polls race heats up

The race for the ensuing Rajya Sabha elections in West Bengal is heating up, after CM Mamata Banerjee took to Facebook to announce the candidates from the Trinamool Congress.

18 May 2017


All you need to know about M777 howitzers!

The Indian Army received the first two out of a total of 145 M777 ultra-light howitzers manufactured by BAE systems in the US.

17 May 2017

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal civic body polls- GJM, Trinamool winning

As counting of votes for West Bengal civic body polls concluded, the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) won 69 seats out of 168. The Trinamool Congress (TMC) narrowly trailed behind with 68 votes.

17 May 2017

Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal schools to make Bengali mandatory: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in a Facebook post stated that Bengali will be made a compulsory language course, as a part of the three language formula being followed in the state's schools.