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ABVP member hacked to death by unidentified gang

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Kannur (Ker), Jan 19 (PTI) A member of the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad was today hacked to death by a three-member gang in the district, the police said. Shyam Prasad, an ITI student, was going to his house at Koothuparamba on his motorcycle when the unidentified gang came in a car and attacked him at Kommeri around 5.30 pm, they said. The student tried to flee but the gang chased and... Read More

Tibet museum to come up in Dharamshala: Lobsang Sangay

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Dharamshala, Jan 13 (PTI) The Tibetan 'government-in- exile' has decided to open a Tibet museum at Gangchen Kyishong here by the end of this year. The exhibits of the museum will be around 11 themes. The first will be an introduction to Tibet, its history and culture "prior to Chinese invasion", the head of the Tibetan 'government-in-exile' Lobsang Sangay said here. There will a section of contemporary Tibet and a memorial... Read More

JUST IN: Playing of national anthem in cinema halls no longer mandatory – Supreme Court

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New Delhi, Jan 9 (PTI) Reversing its order, the Supreme Court today held that playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of films is no longer mandatory and left it to a government panel to frame guidelines on this sensitive matter. The apex court said that playing of national anthem in cinema halls before screening of movies would now be optional and in that case the audience will... Read More

Dr. Harka Bahadur Chettri leads JAP demonstration for Gorkhaland in Delhi

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU NEW DELHI, 3 JANUARY 2018: Dr. Harka Bahadur Chettri today personally led demonstration for Gorkhaland in New Delhi. It may be noted that All India Jana Andolan Party cadres more than 200 of them have been demonstrating in New Delhi for some days now. They have also been Read More

JAP successfully demonstrates at Parliament Street; Submits petition to Rajnath Singh to initiate debate in the Parliament

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON KALIMPONG NEWS BUREAU NEW DELHI, 3 JANUARY 2018: The cadres of Jan Andolan Party Yuva Ekai (Youth Unit) were able to successfully demonstrate at Parliament Street seeking the formation of the seperate state of Gorkhaland. The cadres were also submitted a petition to Rajnath Singh, Union Home Minister. The petition reads: Read More

Jan Andolan Party (JAP) cadres meet BJP Delhi Pradesh President Manoj Tiwari; submits memorandum on Gorkhaland

5 months ago Himalayan Beacon News Desk 0
THE HIMALAYAN BEACON NEW DELHI NEWS BUREAU NEW DELHI, 2 JANUARY 2018: Jan Andolan Party (JAP) cadres led by Naresh Rai, spokesperson JAP, Bhupen Rai, Youth Wing, General Secretary, Biru Tamang, President JAP students union meet Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Delhi Pradesh President Manoj Tiwari and submitted memorandum on Gorkhaland. Tiwari promised to raise Read More

Fodder scam: Lalu convicted, taken into custody; Mishra acquitted

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Ranchi, Dec 23 (PTI) In a major setback to the RJD, a special CBI court today convicted former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad and 15 others in a fodder scam case 21 years after it had surfaced, while acquitting six others including another former chief minister Jagannath Mishra. Special judge Shivpal Singh pronounced the verdict in a packed courtroom in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 89.27 lakh... Read More

Patients evacuated as fire breaks out in a Delhi hospital

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New Delhi, Dec 23 (PTI) A major fire today broke out at a hospital in east Delhi's Preet Vihar and 92 patients were evacuated from the building, officials said. Some patients suffered minor injuries in the fire that broke out on the second floor of the Metro Hospital and Cancer Institute, the police said. "The fire broke out on the second floor of the hospital. When I arrived the hospital, I saw... Read More

BJP MLA questions Virat’s patriotism for marrying in Italy

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Guna (MP), Dec 19 (PTI) A BJP MLA from Madhya Pradesh today questioned the patriotism of cricketer Virat Kohli for preferring Italy over India to get married to Bollywood actress Anushka Sharma. While inaugurating a 'Skill India Centre' here, the legislator from from Guna, Panna Lal Shakya, told a gathering: "Virat earned money in India... But he didn't find any place to marry in the country. Is Hindustan untouchable?" Read More

Development has won, says Modi on assembly election results

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New Delhi, Dec 18 (PTI) Election results in Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh indicate a strong support for politics of good governance and development, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today as trends showed that the BJP was inching towards victory in the two states. "I bow to the people of Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh for their affection and trust in BJP. I assure them that we will leave no stone unturned... Read More

Gujarat results raise questions on Modi’s credibility: Rahul

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New Delhi, Dec 19 (PTI) Congress president Rahul Gandhi today said the Gujarat election results raise questions on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's credibility and the country is not listening to him. Gujarat had given a message to the BJP and Modi that the anger within them would not work, Gandhi said. One can defeat opponents only with love and brotherhood, he said, a day after the election results were announced. "A big... Read More

Central Govt spent Rs 970 crore on ads in 1 year

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NEW DELHI, 18 DECEMBER 2017: The government has spent around Rs 970 crore on advertising through the Department of Audio Visual Publicity (DAVP) in 2016-17, the Rajya Sabha was informed today. An amount of about Rs 468 crore was spent for publicity through print media (newspapers and periodicals), while around Rs 315 crore for advertisements via television channels and Rs 182 crore through radio, Union Minister of State for Information... Read More

Airtel accused of opening ‘Payments Bank Accounts’ of subscribers without their knowledge; Oil cos ask Airtel to revert LPG subsidy payments

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NEW DELHI, 18 DECEMBER 2017: Days after UIDAI action against Bharti Airtel, state-owned oil companies have started writing to the Sunil Mittal-led firm, asking it to transfer back the LPG subsidy that was credited to its payments bank accounts. The country's largest mobile operator has been accused of opening 'Payments Bank' account of its subscribers without seeking their "informed consent". Read More

Woman, daughter beaten, stabbed to death in Noida

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Greater Noida, Dec 6 (PTI) A 42-year-old woman and her 12-year-old daughter were beaten and stabbed to death at their apartment in a residential complex here, the police said today. The 15-year-old son of the woman, who is missing after the last night incident, is a suspect in the case. The police are searching Read More

Religion cannot be the agenda of a govt: Mamata

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KOLKATA, 6 DECEMBER 2017:  Targeting the BJP on the anniversary of Babri mosque demolition, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said divisive politics that began 25 years ago is still continuing and religion cannot be an election issue or the agenda of a government. She also hit out at the BJP over its accusations against her government of pursuing politics of appeasement and said that West Bengal has nearly... Read More

HIV taught us how to improve our health systems: Expert

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New Delhi, Dec 1 (PTI) HIV has taught mankind how to improve its health systems and this knowledge can be used to counter other diseases, professor of medicine at AIIMS, Naveet Wig, has said. Speaking at an interactive session here yesterday, on the eve of the World Aids Day, Wig said: “There is a Read More

Rahul visits Somnath temple; attacks PM on Rafale deal

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Visavadar (Guj), Nov 29 (PTI) Rahul Gandhi today began his two-day visit of poll-bound Gujarat with a visit to the famous Somnath temple, reached out to the Patidar community, and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on the Rafale fighter jet deal. Gandhi addressed an election rally at Visavadar in Junagadh district Read More

Supreme Court asks UIDAI to consider an old man’s plea to Aadhaar

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New Delhi, Nov 6 (PTI) The Supreme Court today asked the unique identification authority of India (UIDAI) to consider and take suitable steps on the representation of a senior citizen seeking an update in his Aadhaar details. Observing that government would be “happy” if a citizen comes forward to get Aadhaar, a bench comprising Read More

Supreme Court to hear tomorrow plea challenging validity of Aadhaar Act

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New Delhi, Nov 2 (PTI) The Supreme Court today agreed to hear tomorrow a petition challenging the constitutional validity of the Aadhaar Act. The matter was mentioned before a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar and the counsel representing the petitioner sought an urgent hearing, saying similar pleas were already listed for hearing before the Read More