Policeman killed in Maoist attack at Ambedkar event

Nagpur, April 14 : A policeman was killed when Maoists opened indiscriminate fire on him at a function on Thursday in Maharashtra’s Gadchiroli district to mark the 125th birth anniversary of B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of Indian Constitution, police said. The attack came at the function which was addressed by former Maharashtra legislator Deepak Atram […]

EC showcauses Mamata, to initiate legal action against Mondal

Kolkata, April 14 : The Election Commission has showcaused West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for violation of the model code of conduct, Chief Election Commissioner Naseem Zaidi said here on Thursday. The poll watchdog is also set to initiate legal action against Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal. “It was brought to the knowledge of […]

Stones pelted, slipper hurled at Kanhaiya Kumar in Nagpur

Nagpur, April 14 : Suspected right-wing Bajrang Dal activists pelted stones and hurled a slipper at Jawaharlal Nehru University Student Union president Kanhaiya Kumar here on Thursday but he escaped unhurt. Police have detained 10 men in connection with the attack. Kanhaiya Kumar, who was arrested on charges of sedition before being released on bail, […]

Mehbooba orders civilians not be harmed as Kashmir stays tense

Srinagar, April 14 : Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday ordered that no harm be done to civilians while controlling crowds as an eerie calm prevailed amid curfew in parts of a tense Kashmir Valley after the killing of four civilians in alleged firing and tear gas shelling by security forces since Tuesday. Police said […]

Assam in celebratory mood as Rongali Bihu begins

Guwahati, April 14 : Celebrations began on Thursday in India’s northeastern state of Assam as people took part in the state’s most colourful festival of song and dance, Rongali Bihu, with gaiety and fervour. Rongali Bihu or Bohag Bihu marks the beginning of the Assamese new year. It starts on the last day of the […]

Emirates celebrates 10 years of operations in Kolkata

Kolkata April 14 : Air carrier major Emirates marked ten years of operations in Kolkata, by deploying a second Boeing 777 on the route, the company said on Thursday. The Boeing 777 aircraft, deployed last month, replaces the current A330-200 providing higher seat capacity to meet rising demand on the route. “In addition to the […]