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Mukul Roy resigns from TMC in a blow to Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Sept 25: Mukul Roy, once a close aide of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, has announced that he will resign from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) party. He added that he will resign from Rajya Sabha after the festival of Durga Puja comes to a close.

Roy said, "With a heavy heart, I quit from the party." He...

Rahul Gandhi thanks Sushma for recognising Cong govts’ vision

New Delhi, Sept 24: Congress on Sunday welcomed External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's “recognition” of the contribution of previous governments in the development of the nation and wanted her to hold a “history lesson” for Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“Sushma ji, thank you for finally recognising Congress governments' great vision and legacy of setting up IITs and IIMs,” Congress...

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Sr journo K J Singh, mother, cremated

Mohali, Sept 24: Senior journalist K J Singh and his mother Gurcharan Kaur, who were found killed at their residence yesterday, were cremated today.

The funeral pyre was lit by Vijaypal Singh, an elder brother of K J Singh.

Apart from the family members, a large number of media- persons and eminent persons from various...

Air India looks to vacate unused space at airports, save on rentals

New Delhi, Sept 24: Air India plans to vacate unused hangar space at some airports and sell the scrap lying there to cut costs, CMD Rajiv Bansal has said.

After taking over the reins of the disinvestment-bound airline last month, Bansal has been working on ways to improve On Time Performance (OTP) of the flights, customer service and reduce...

Attack on Dalit writer Kancha Ilaiah sparks tension

Parkal, Sept 24: Prominent Dalit writer and intellectual Kancha Ilaiah today filed a police complaint stating that four persons attacked his vehicle in the town and tried to kill him.

The alleged attack on Mr Ilaiah sparked tension between members of Arya Vysya caste and Dalits who came face to face.

However, the police averted any escalation in...

Complaint against DU prof over FB post on Durga

New Delhi, Sep 24: A Delhi University assistant professor has allegedly insulted Hindu goddess Durga using obscene words in a Facebook post, which prompted a condemnation from the ABVP and a police complaint by a teachers body.

BJP-affiliated National Democratic Teachers Front filed the police complaint against Kedar Kumar Mandal, an assistant professor at DUs Dayal Singh College....

Senior journalist KJ Singh, mother found dead; murder suspected

Mohali, Sept 23: Senior journalist K J Singh and his nonagenarian mother were found dead at their residence here, police said today.

“There were injury marks on their necks,” Mohali Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Alam Vijay Singh said.

Singh was in his sixties while his mother Gurcharan Kaur was 92 years old.

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BJP’s priority is development, not votes: PM Modi

Varanasi, Sept 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lashed out at his political rivals, saying for BJP, politics was not for the sake of votes as it considered the country's development as the top-most priority.

Addressing a public meeting after inaugurating a 'Pashu Arogya Mela' (cattle health fair) here on the second day of his two-day visit...

Previous govts hated development, says PM Modi

Varanasi, Sept 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lashed out at previous governments, saying they seemed to hate development and “looted” public money to win elections.

Starting his two-day visit to Varanasi, Mr. Modi gifted schemes worth Rs 1,000 crore to his Lok Sabha constituency.

“Development is solution to all our problems. Previous governments seemed to hate...

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India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

New Delhi, Sept 22: India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using "chilli and stun grenades" to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.

Border forces in Hindu-majority India, which wants to deport around 40,000 Rohingya already living in the...