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Strive to remain independent: Mamata on I-Day

KOLKATA: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said people of the country and its institutions must strive to remain "independent" in the true sense of the word.

Three contract killers arrested in Bengal, arms seized

West Bengal's Criminal Investigation Department arrested three contract killers from the state's Durgapur town, who had gathered to kidnap and murder a local businessman, and seized arms and ammunition from them, said police on Tuesday.

942 Police Medals to be given on I-Day, CRPF tops

The Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) constable Sharief-ud-Din Ganaie and Head Constable Mohammad Tafail, who lost their lives in 2017 while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, have been posthumously selected for the President's Police Medal for Gallantry (PPMG) -- the highest Police Medal.

Nation grieves for Somnath Chatterjee

 President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, one of the country's most respected parliamentarians who died here in the morning.

Fill up vacancies in information panels quickly: SC tells Centre, states

The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre and seven states to fill up the vacancies in the Central Information Commission (CIC) and the state level bodies in a time-bound manner.

BJD walks out as LS begins debate on no trust motion against Modi government

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members walked out of the Lok Sabha on Friday as the House began a debate on a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modis government.

Rana Sodhi congratulates Indian Hockey team for good showing in Champions Trophy

The Sports and Youth Affairs Minister, Punjab, Rana Gurmit Singh Sodhi has congratulated the Indian men's hockey team for exceptional performance in the last edition of the Champions Trophy held in Breda (Holland). The team lost the final to Australia in a nail biting finish and won the Silver Medal.

Hockey India Member Units mark 70th Olympic Day celebrations

t was that time of the year when Hockey India's Member Units came together in unison to mark this year's Olympic Day with innovative ways to spread the spirit of sportsmanship. Through various activities, it was Hockey India's initiative to strengthen the link that children, young people and adults already have with the sport and through these activities it brought together people from different walks of life without any gender and physical biases, to provide an opportunity to get their first experience of the sport.

Truckers' association calls off strike for now

 The national truckers' organisation on Friday temporarily called off their strike, claiming to have received a communication from the Union Road Transport Ministry promising a meeting.

India and Pakistan opener in Champions Trophy a big attraction

On Saturday 23 June 2018, the 37th edition of the prestigious Men’s Champions Trophy will get underway in the Dutch city of Breda, with De Bredase Hockey & Bandy Club playing host to an event with a glorious past.

Set up panel to study temples' management, SC tells Centre

 The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to set up a committee to study how the temples of cultural and architectural importance across the country were managed, particularly vis-a-vis facilities for pilgrims and utilisation of donations/offerings.

Odisha announces benefits for working journalists

The Odisha government on Thursday announced a string of benefits for working journalists including a death benefit of Rs 4 lakh and financial assistance of Rs 2 lakh in cases of permanent incapacitation.

Odisha Congress protests fuel price hike

 The Odisha Congress workers took to streets here and in Cuttack holding banners and party flags to ensure a six-hour 'chaka jam' on Monday to protest the hike in petroleum products across the country.

Modi praises Odisha tea seller for educating slum children

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed a tea seller in Odisha's Cuttack for providing education to 70 slum children.

SP-BSP alliance will be challenge for BJP: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday admitted that an alliance between the BSP and SP in Uttar Pradesh will be a challenge for the BJP in 2019 but asserted that the BJP will defeat the Congress either in Amethi or Rae Bareli.

Nor'westers affect normal life in Odisha

BHUBANESWAR: Normal life in several parts of Odisha was affected due to Nor'westers accompanied by rain and thunderstorms on Wednesday.

India test fires BrahMos cruise missile

India on Monday successfully conducted the first test of the BrahMos cruise missile aimed at increasing its life from 10 to 15 years.

India test fires BrahMos cruise missile

BHUBANESWAR: India on Monday successfully conducted the first test of the BrahMos cruise missile aimed at increasing its life from 10 to 15 years.

Sporadic violence, clashes mar Bengal rural polls

KOLKATA: Sporadic violence and clashes between opposing political groups marred the initial hours of West Bengal panchayat polls on Monday.
The polling for electing 38,616 representatives across three tiers of state (rural) bodies started at 7 a.m. and would continue till 5 p.m.

7 Maoists killed in Odisha encounter

At least seven Maoists were gunned down in separate encounters with security personnel in Odisha's Kandhamal and Balangir districts in last two days, said an official on Monday.

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