Announce Shimla civic polls within a day: Himachal HC

Shimla, May 29 : Acting tough, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Monday directed the State Election Commission to announce elections to the Shimla Municipal Corporation within 24 hours and ensure that the new house is in place by June 19. “The (State) Election Commission shall forthwith, and no later than 24 hours of the […]

ED attaches 30 kg gold bars belonging to TN businessman

Chennai, May 29 : The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday said it has provisionally attached 30kg gold bars worth Rs.8,56,99,350 belonging to businessman J.Sekhar Reddy and his associates in the new-for-old currency notes scam. The action, under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002, follows the provisional attachment of Rs 34 crore […]

Bengal teen battling Hodgkin’s lymphoma scores 91%

Kolkata, May 29 : Though ravaged by a relapse of Hodgkin’s lymphoma, 16-year-old Bodhisattva Mandal scored a whopping 91 per cent in his class 10 exams under the West Bengal board. Gearing up for a bone marrow transplant in Mumbai, the teenager’s desire at this point in time is to overcome the disease by becoming […]

Tripura CM pitches for rail links for growth of northeast region

New Delhi/Agartala, May 29 : Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Monday urged the Centre for increased railway connectivity of India’s northeast, including through Bangladesh and Myanmar, for the region’s development. “Early completion of the proposed 15-km Agartala-Akhaura rail link and rail connectivity with Bangladesh needs to be expedited,” Sarkar said at the 66th plenary […]