Police survey Dantewada villages: ‘Do Naxals hold meetings? Do they stay here? Yes or No?’

Police in Dantewada have begun a periodic survey to ascertain the nature and level of the Maoist presence in villages of the district. The first ‘Panchayatwar Naxal Samvedanshilta ka Survey’ (Panchayat-wise Naxal Sensitivity Survey) was carried out in January this year, and again in July. Dantewada Police plan to get all 149 gram panchayats in […]

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Rajya Sabha Pegasus ruckus: TMC lines up Opp MPs in defence of suspended Shantanu Sen

AT LEAST a dozen non-TMC Opposition MPs in the Rajya Sabha are said to have offered to depose against Union Minister Hardeep Puri in defence of TMC MP Shantanu Sen who was suspended from the House for tearing up Union Minister Ashwani Vaishnaw’s statement on the Pegasus issue. On that day, July 22, there was […]

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Hint of thaw: IT Ministry to meet social media firms after House session

IN WHAT APPEARS to be early signs of a thaw in relations after an extended public slugfest, senior executives from social media intermediaries such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google, are scheduled to meet officials from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) no sooner the Monsoon session of Parliament ends on August 13. According […]

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Tejashwi Yadav: ‘Can’t have Opposition without Congress… TMC, SP, NCP must come together, let go of egos’

Tejashwi Yadav feels Bengal polls showed that people believe in secularism, says it is up to Chirag Paswan to come clear on his ideology for any alliance, calls Modi govt reshuffle a bid to cover up failings, and elaborates on why Lalu remains relevant. The session was moderated by Special Correspondent Dipankar Ghose DIPANKAR GHOSE: […]

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On Railway table: New Vande Bharat trains, station revamp model

New world class Vande Bharat trains, a new model for station redevelopment with private players, economy of scale in freight business and foray into global market with indigenous technology-these are some of the plans Indian Railways is working on for a major turnaround under new Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. Officials said that under Vaishnaw, Railways […]

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Eye on polls, Arvind Kejriwal tells Punjab MLAs to support farmers’ stir

AAP national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had a lengthy discussion with the Punjab MLAs on the way forward for the 2022 Assembly polls. The meeting with the AAP MLAs took place in New Delhi, with the party’s state president and MP Bhagwant Mann, along with Leader of Opposition (LoP) Harpal Singh Cheema, […]

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BJP, Cong workers take to streets for and against Sawant’s remark after rape of minors; Covid norms thrown to the wind

Even as section 144 continues to be in force in the state, political workers from the Congress and BJP gathered in large numbers in Sanquelim in North Goa, the assembly constituency of chief minister Pramod Sawant. While Congress workers led by Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar carried out a ‘Sadbuddhi yatra” after Sawant’s […]

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