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King Momo reigns despite BJP rule in Goa

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King Momo reigns despite BJP rule in Goa

It is carnival time in Goa, with today, Shrove Tuesday being the last day of the celebrations, Wednesday marking the start of Lent. In Panjim (Panaji) , the festivities began on  Sunday, (Feb. 10) with 48 floats, led by the triumphant entry of King Momo, or Momus, the Greek god of satire and laughter, and […]

No getting high on Ganja on Shivratri!

No getting high on Ganja on Shivratri!

Guwahati: The Kamrup (metro) district administration will take stern action against the selling and consumption of ganja and other drugs during Shivaratri. A team, comprising excise officials and police, will be deployed in and around Sukreswar and Bhima Shankar temples, Umananda island and Basistha Mandir, the four major places of Shiva worship, on February 14 […]

Bihar bans loose cigarette sales

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Bihar bans loose cigarette sales

Patna:  Ciggy Puffers will have poorie faces from now on in Bihar. Cigarette sellers have been stopped from selling ‘loose sticks’ ( single Cigarettes ). The health department has banned sale of loose cigarettes making Bihar the 12th state in the country to bring such a ban into effect after Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, […]

66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

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66% of state below poverty line, 35 ‘crorepati’ candidates!

AGARTALA : – Altogether 35 candidates of the total 297 contesting candidates in the ensuing Assembly elections are ‘crorepatis’, (people with assets worth over a crore of rupees )according to Tripura Election Watch (TEW), a poll watchdog. That’s interesting. The average assets for candidates contesting this election is around 47 lakh rupees. Tripura, by the […]

Man sentenced for assault on child

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Man sentenced for assault on child

Thane, Feb 10 :  A local court has sentenced a 35- year-old man from Juhugaon in Navi Mumbai to five years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 10,000 for the sexual assault on a five-year-old boy in 2015. In the order passed earlier this week, District Judge and Additional Sessions Judge, P P Jadhav, […]

Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

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Can Assam curb Coal Syndicate?

Guwahati: The Assam government has asked Meghalaya to check overloading of trucks carrying coal, following allegations that a “syndicate” is running the illegal trade in connivance with government officials and police. Transport minister Chandra Mohan Patowary told the Assembly on Wednesday that Dispur had set up a committee to monitor the trucks transporting coal from […]

Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

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Rahul promises safeguards to Meghalaya’s fickle electorate

Congress president Rahul Gandhi has affirmed that the party would safeguard cultures, traditions and way of thinking of people in Meghalaya where elections are due on February 27. But Meghalaya is a tricky state with a highly volatile political climate, and fickle voters, where thumping majorities are hard to come by. “We are going to […]

Court quashes jail term, says magistrate didn’t apply mind

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Court quashes jail term, says magistrate didn’t apply mind

New Delhi, Jan 30 A sessions court here has taken strong objection to a magisterial court’s verdict sentencing a man to six months imprisonment in a rash driving case, saying the judgement was passed “in a very casual manner without applying judicial mind.” Special Judge Virender Bhat quashed the orders convicting and sentencing the man for […]

Whose history? ‘Padmaavat’ taints Khilji, say historians

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Whose history? ‘Padmaavat’ taints Khilji, say historians

New Delhi, Jan 25 (PTI) He gnaws the meat off the bone, bares his hairy chest, has long unruly locks and laughs like a hyena. History doesn t quite remember Alauddin Khilji like this, but that is the image Sanjay Leela Bhansali seeks to portray of the Khilji dynasty king in his film “Padmaavat”. The […]

Patna Catholics give thanks for this Diamond

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Patna Catholics give thanks for this Diamond

A 21 year old Anglo-Indian officer of the Calcutta Police in was sent to Dacca. This was during the Dacca communal riot of 1941. The story is that there were shoot-at-sight orders as the town was under heavy curfew. The young officer, on patrol, saw a fellow sneaking around, and drew his gun to shoot. […]

Dalits restive after Police action in Buxar village

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Dalits restive after Police action in Buxar village

Patna: Dalit ire against ‘police atrocities’ following an incident of ‘stone pelting’ at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s convoy is increasing. Local media reports say that NDA partner Jitan Ram Manjhi  has used strong words against the state government for atrocities on Dalits by police and administration at Nandan village in Buxar district in the […]

Xavier University: Legacy of excellence!

Xavier University: Legacy of excellence!

New Town: St Xavier’s University is “the model to follow” after showing in its inaugural year that an institute backed by a legacy of excellence will attract students irrespective of its location, education minister Partha Chatterjee said on Monday. The university, whose campus is 3km beyond Tata Medical Center in New Town, had received more […]