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Meghalaya’s Most-Wanted Militant Shot Dead in Encounter With Police

Meghalaya’s Most-Wanted Militant Shot Dead in Encounter With PoliceSohan D. Shira. Credit: Twitter Shillong: Security forces today shot dead Meghalaya’s most-wanted militant and self-styled chief of the outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA) in an encounter in East Garo Hills district, the police said. The encounter of Sohan D. Shira, who carried a reward of Rs… Read More »

Nepotism Row Erupts as Mehbooba Mufti’s Cousin Named Executive Officer of Khadi Board

Nepotism Row Erupts as Mehbooba Mufti’s Cousin Named Executive Officer of Khadi BoardMany have also questioned the handing over of the selection process to an outside agency when the state has its own recruitment bodies. Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. Credit: PTI Srinagar: On any given day, a selection list issued by the J&K Khadi Village and… Read More »

Two Arrested, Five Taken Into Custody Over Alleged Murder of Adivasi Man in Kerala

Two Arrested, Five Taken Into Custody Over Alleged Murder of Adivasi Man in KeralaOne of those taken into custody for questioning has been linked with the local sitting MLA, N. Shamsudheen. The state government has ordered a magisterial probe into the murder of Madhu. Credit: Twitter Kozhikode: Kerala police on Friday arrested two persons in connection with… Read More »

For Many in Rural UP, Ration Cards Are Still Out of Reach

For Many in Rural UP, Ration Cards Are Still Out of ReachMiles away from the fancy investors’ summits and the capital city, the state’s most basic concern remains as unaddressed as ever. Credit: Khabar Lahariya “I first went to get my ration quota online in 2015, it was sometime in May. I was told I… Read More »

Assam Up in Arms as Army Chief Wades Into Political Territory

Assam Up in Arms as Army Chief Wades Into Political TerritoryDuring a seminar, Rawat hinted at a possible link between the expansion of AIUDF in Assam to a ‘planned immigration that is taking place because of our western neighbour (Pak)’ with support from ‘our northern neighbour (China)’. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat. Credit: Reuters New… Read More »

Chief Minister Parrikar Presents Rs 17,123 Crore Goa Budget

Chief Minister Parrikar Presents Rs 17,123 Crore Goa BudgetWith a stress on education and job creation, the allocation for capital account expenditure has been increased by 10.70% against the revised estimate for the last year, which stood at Rs 3,808 crore. Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar. Credit: PTI Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar today… Read More »

BJP MP in Jammu Accused of Using Taxpayer Funds for Brahmin-Only Facility

BJP MP in Jammu Accused of Using Taxpayer Funds for Brahmin-Only FacilityDespite a crematorium barely 20 steps away, Jugal Kishore Sharma has reportedly built the new shed under pressure from local brahmins. A view of the existing cremation shed, with the new ‘upper caste’ shed coming up in the background. Credit: Bivek Mathur Jammu: As… Read More »

Ready to Bring No-Confidence Motion Against Centre as Last Resort: Chandrababu Naidu

Ready to Bring No-Confidence Motion Against Centre as Last Resort: Chandrababu NaiduAndhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu. Credit: PTI Amaravati: Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said he is ready to move a no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government with the support of other parties to get “justice” for the southern… Read More »

BJP Wins 47 Municipalities In Gujarat, Down From 59 in 2013

BJP Wins 47 Municipalities In Gujarat, Down From 59 in 2013The Congress improved its tally to 16 seats this time from winning 13 in the 2013 elections. Credit: Reuters Ahmedabad: The BJP continued its winning performance in Gujarat by bagging 47 out of 75 municipalities today. The main opposition, Congress, won 16 municipalities, while the Nationalist… Read More »

Rajasthan Govt’s Odd Teacher Transfer Order for BJP Workers Earns the Ire of the Opposition

Rajasthan Govt’s Odd Teacher Transfer Order for BJP Workers Earns the Ire of the OppositionTeacher transfers are an extremely sensitive issue in Rajasthan. The BJP government’s move is being seen as a ploy to placate disgruntled party workers after the loss in the recent by-polls. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje spends time with students on… Read More »