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Biplab Deb to be sworn-in as new Tripura CM on Mar 9

Agartala, March 6: Tripura BJP president and MLA Biplab Deb today said he was invited by Governor Tathagata Roy to form the new government in the state. The swearing-in of the new ministers would take place on March 9, he…

Culture ignored, Ministry least priority for govt: Parl panel

New Delhi, March 6: A parliamentary standing committee has expressed dismay over the government giving “least priority” to the Ministry of Culture by reducing or marginally increasing its fund allocation over the years. A department-related parliamentary standing committee on transport,…

Sitaram Yechury criticises BJP-RSS for pulling down of Lenin’s statue

Kolkata, March 6: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury today criticised the BJP-RSS for the pulling down of a statue of communist icon Vladimir Lenin in Tripura and urged the democratic and secular forces of the country to come together against…

After Govt.’s red card, Tibetans shift Dalai Lama event from Delhi to Dharamshala

NEW DELHI, MARCH 6: Three days after a note by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha directing senior political leaders and Government functionaries not to participate in Tibet-related activities became public, the Tibetan Government-in-exile has shifted a high-profile event planned to commemorate…

SC refuses interim relief to Karti in INX Media case

New Delhi, March 6: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to grant Karti Chidambaram, the son of former Union minister P Chidambaram, interim protection from arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case related to INX Media.…

Eminent jurist in panel for selecting Lokpal to be appointed soon: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI, MARCH 6: The Centre on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the selection committee for appointing a Lokpal met on March 1 and decided to first fill up the vacancy of an eminent jurist in the panel. Attorney…

Committed to winning back trust of people in NE, says Rahul

New Delhi, March 5: Breaking his silence on the party’s defeat in three Northeast states, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he respected the mandate of people in the region and was committed to winning back their trust. Rahul’s…

‘No more tareek pe tareek’, says High Court

Mumbai, March 5: “No more ‘tareek pe tareek’. Enough is enough,” an irked Bombay High Court said here while ruling out any more adjournments in a case, and imposed a fine of Rs 4.50 lakh on a public charitable trust…

BJP destabilising Northeast in blind quest for power: Congress

NEW DELHI, MARCH 5: The Congress on Monday launched a fierce attack on the BJP, accusing it of “destabilising” the Northeast in its “blind quest for power”. Still reeling from a dismal show in the recently-concluded Assembly polls in Tripura,…

Sarkar blames money power, media onslaught for LF debacle

Agartala, March 5: Outgoing Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar has blamed the ‘unimaginable money power’ and ‘continuous onslaught of media’ as the reason behind the party’s debacle in the just-concluded Assembly polls in the state. The poll result was ‘unexpected’…