Flood situation in parts of Bengal still alarming

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:04

Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) The flood situation in parts of northern West Bengal continued to be "alarming" despite a let up in the incessant rains as many rivers in the area were still flowing well above the danger level, the state government said here on Wednesday.


LeT commander killed in Kashmir gunfight

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 19:00

Srinagar, Aug 16 (IANS) A top LeT commander was killed on Wednesday in a gunfight between the security forces and the militants in south Kashmir's Pulwama district.


Flood scene still grim in Assam, toll touches 39

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:54

Guwahati, Aug 16 (IANS) The flood fury continued in Assam as the toll rose to 39 in the second wave of floods and over 3.3 million people continued to be marooned in 24 districts of Assam on Wednesday.


BJP takes the lead in MP local body polls

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:30

Bhopal, Aug 16 (IANS) Candidates backed by the BJP were leading in local body elections in Madhya Pradesh, as counting of votes polled for 43 local bodies was held on Wednesday amid tight security.


Odisha Assembly session begins on September 7

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:24

Bhubaneswar, Aug 16 (IANS) The 8-day Monsoon Session of the Odisha Assembly will begin on September 7, during which the opposition is set to corner the government which plans to table several bills.


JD-U to pass resolution to join NDA

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:22

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Days after it formed government in Bihar with the BJP, the Janata Dal-United on Wednesday said it will join the NDA, and the party would pass a resolution to the effect on August 19.


Vemula wasn't Dalit, didn't commit suicide due to external factors: Report

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:20

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) Hyderabad University Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula did not commit suicide because of any pressure exerted by union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya or university's Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile and that it was a decision "of his own", an inquiry commission has found.


Mamata greets Kejriwal on his birthday

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:20

Kolkata, Aug 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday greeted her Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday.


Girl visiting tableau on Janmashtami shot mysteriously

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:18

New Delhi, Aug 16 (IANS) A two and a half year old girl was shot and injured in a mysterious manner when she was returning home after seeing a tableau on Krishna Janmashtami at a park here, police said on Wednesday. The girl is said to be stable as the bullet only grazed her chest.