China media dominated by Xi, reinforcing image as leader

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Beijing, Oct 26 (AP) Newspapers, TV and magazines were dominated today by images of President Xi Jinping, reinforcing his public image as China’s most powerful leader in decades following a Communist Party congress. Photos of Xi took up as much as one-quarter of party newspapers and titles as diverse as China Sports News. Rows of Read More

Linking of mobile with Aadhaar: SC denies urgent hearing

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New Delhi, Oct 26 (PTI) The Supreme Court today refused to accord urgent hearing on a plea challenging a notification of the Department of Telecom (DOT) for mandatory linking of mobile numbers with Aadhaar. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and S Abdul Nazeer refused to list the plea tomorrow and said that a bench Read More

Modi asks IAS trainees to research governance issues

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Mussoorie (Uttarakhand), Oct 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi today held an interaction with IAS officer trainees here and asked them to research governance issues in depth, so that they could understand those well. He held the interaction with over 360 officer trainees of the 92nd Foundation Course at the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy Read More

Modi has killed country’s economy, unleashed tsunami: Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi, Oct 26 (PTI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “killed” the country’s economy by firing “double tap” shots of note ban and GST into it, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today said and asserted that only someone with “a very big chest but a very small heart” could do this. The Goods and Services Read More

Asia Cup final: India beat Malaysia to end decade long wait

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Dhaka, Oct 22 (PTI) India today ended their 10-year wait for continental triumph beating a gutsy Malaysia 2-1 in the final of the Asia Cup Hockey Championship — their third title in the tournament’s history. India, which won the Asia Cup last time in 2007 in Chennai, scored from field efforts through Ramandeep Singh (3rd Read More

Youth offered a sum of USD 1,00,000 to kill Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata, Oct 18 (PTI) A student in West Bengal’s Murshidabad district has received a message on WhatsApp from a member of a “terrorist organisation” seeking help in killing Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, a senior state CID officer said today. The 19-year-old polytechnic student was offered a sum of USD 1,00,000 as reward for his assistance Read More

Won’t allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir: Binay Tamang

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Kolkata, Oct 13 (PTI) Expelled GJM leader and Chairman of the Board of Administrators (BoA) for Darjeeling Binay Tamang blamed party supremo Bimal Gurung for today’s violence in the hills and said the people of the region “will not allow Darjeeling to turn into Kashmir”. A sub-inspector was shot dead and four policemen were injured Read More

Drop Muslim and Hindu from names of BHU, AMU, UGC suggests

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New Delhi, Oct 9 (PTI) Words such as ‘Hindu’ and ‘Muslim’ in names of universities–Banaras Hindu University and Aligarh Muslim University–do not reflect their secular character and should be dropped, a UGC panel has recommended. The panel was formed to probe the alleged irregularities in 10 central universities and the recommendations have been made in Read More

Govt extends 7th Pay panel benefits to teachers of central, state varsities

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New Delhi, Oct 11 (PTI) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared revised pay scales for nearly eight lakh teachers and academic staff of higher educational institutions following the implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission. The decision will benefit 7.58 lakh teachers and equivalent academic staff in the 106 universities and colleges which are funded by Read More

HC acquits parents Talwars in Aarushi murder case

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Allahabad, Oct 12 (PTI) The Allahabad High Court today acquitted Rajesh and Nupur Talwar in the murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and their domestic help Hemraj in 2008. The verdict ends a nine-year ordeal of the parents who were found guilty by a CBI court of murdering 14-year-old Aarushi in a fit of rage Read More

Darjeeling, Kurseong GJM councillors join Tamang faction en masse

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Darjeeling (WB), Oct 8 (PTI) All the 17 councillors of the Kurseong municipality have extended their support to the rebel GJM faction led by Binay Tamang, expelled party leader Anit Thapa claimed today. The chairman of the municipality, Krishna Limbu, a loyalist of Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung, was arrested last month for Read More

Hunt on for persons involved in attack on Kalimpong police station

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Darjeeling (WB), Aug 20 (PTI) A massive manhunt was today launched to track those behind the grenade blast in Kalimpong police station that left a civic police volunteer dead and two others injured even as the police is suspecting the hand of the GJM behind the attack. A hand grenade was hurled at Kalimpong Read More

Army deployed in Singmari – Binay Tamang’s house raided by Police

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Darjeeling, June 17 (PTI) Singmari area in Darjeeling turned into a battleground today as GJM activists threw petrol bombs and stones at riot police, who in retaliation fired teargas shells and resorted to baton charge. The incident, in which several people were injured, prompted the administration to deploy army troops in the area. As Read More

Bengal despatches 7 senior police officers to Darjeeling

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Kolkata, June 16 (PTI) The West Bengal government today rushed seven senior police officers to Darjeeling to help restore the law and order in the hills facing unrest after revival of GJM’s demand for a separate state of Gorkhaland. “The state government wants a quick improvement in the situation in the hills. With that Read More

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviews situation in Darjeeling

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New Delhi, Jun 16 (PTI) As violence continued unabated in Darjeeling, Home Minister Rajnath Singh tonight reviewed the security situation in the hill district of West Bengal. He also took stock of the situation in Kashmir, where terrorists ambushed a police party on the outskirts of Anantnag district of South Kashmir today, killing six Read More

GJM MLAs meet Governor, blame TMC

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Kolkata, Jun 16 (PTI) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha MLAs today called on West Bengal Governor K N Tripathi and alleged that the TMC government was trying to turn a political movement in Darjeeling Hills into a law and order issue. GJM MLAs–Amar Singh Rai, Sarita Rai and Rohit Sharma from Darjeeling, Kalimpong and Kurseong respectively–met Read More

Centre rushes 600 paramilitary troops to Darjeeling

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New Delhi/Darjeeling, June 13 (PTI) The Centre today despatched 600 paramilitary personnel to assist the West Bengal government in restoring normalcy in violence-hit Darjeeling hills which witnessed incidents of stone pelting on the second day of GJM-sponsored indefinite bandh. The Centre also sought a detailed report on the prevailing situation in the hill district Read More

“We recovered 300 – 400 weapons at GJM HQ” Police – Raid still going on

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Darjeeling (WB), June 15 (PTI) Police recovered 300-400 weapons, including arrows, and explosives in raids on premises connected with Gorkha Janmukti Morch chief Bimal Gurung, sparking a call by the separatist group for an indefinite shutdown in Darjeeling hills. Police said some party activists also were arrested today in the raids in Singmari and Read More

Indefinite strike called after raid on GJM Headquarters

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Darjeeling (WB), Jun 15 (PTI) The Gorkha separatist campaign in the hills of Darjeeling spiralled deeper into violence today as protesters and riot police hurled stones at each other, while a series of raids uncovered weapons from premises connected to the movement’s chief. The demand by the GJM for a separate Gorkhaland state to Read More

GNLF justifies joining hands with GJM

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Darjeeling (WB), Jun 14 (PTI) Breaking its alliance with the TMC, the Gorkha National Liberation Front (GNLF) today justified joining hands with the Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM), spearheading a bandh in Darjeeling, and said the party has been fighting for a separate Gorkhaland since its inception. The GNLF, formed by the late firebrand leader Read More

Gurung threatens to intensify Gorkhaland movement

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Darjeeling (WB), Jun 14 (PTI) Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) chief Bimal Gurung today threatened to intensify the movement for a separate Gorkhaland and urged the tourists not to visit Darjeeling as they might be inconvenienced. “An indefinite bandh of the government and Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA) offices has been called. The movement for Gorkhaland Read More