As Darjeeling Burns, Mamata Leaves for UN Meet in the Netherlands

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minster Mamata Banerjee left for a two-day visit to the Netherlands on Monday to address a United Nations meet, saying her ministers were monitoring the situation in violence-hit Darjeeling. “Violent protests won’t be tolerated. My ministers are monitoring the situation,” she told ANI at Kolkata airport. Mamata will be in The…

CBI Team Goes to JNU to Probe Najeeb Ahmed’s Disappearance

New Delhi: A CBI team on Monday visited Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) to probe the mysterious disappearance of Najeeb Ahmed, a student who had gone missing from his hostel on October 16, 2016. The team is looking into allegations of a scuffle between Ahmed and ABVP students in JNU’s Mahi-Mandvi hostel and the circumstances that…

My Son a Dalit Revolutionary, Says Bhim Army Chief’s Mother

New Delhi: While Bhim Army’s Chandrashekhar Azad is lodged in a jail cell for his alleged role in fanning the caste-based Saharanpur riots, his outfit has been demanding his release. On Sunday, Bhim Army hit the streets again, in a massive show of strength, with another demonstration at New Delhi’s Jantar Mantar. In the absence…

Centre to Award 6 Odisha Districts For Achievement in PMAY, Grameen

Berhampur (Odisha): The Centre has selected Ganjam as one of the six districts in the state for the national award for significant achievement in completion of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Grameen – the rural housing scheme for 2016-17. Other districts which have been selected by the Union Rural Development Ministry for the prestigious award…

CBI Arrests Colonel, Three Others on Charges of Taking Bribe

Kolkata: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday arrested Colonel Shaibal Kumar, posted in Kolkata’s Eastern Command’s Planning Engineering Branch, along with three senior officials of a private company on the charges of taking bribe. The others who were booked by the CBI are Sharat Nath, Managing Director, Vijay Naidu, Director and Amit Roy…