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Mamata Banerjee to contest poll from Nandigram against BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari

In what could be one of the most high voltage political battles, Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee will be contesting the Assembly election from Nandigram and vacate her Bhowanipore seat. In Nandigram, she will be fighting against TMC turncoat Suvendu Adhikari, who has joined the BJP and repeatedly attacked her and her nephew Abhishek Banerjee....

Sushant Singh Rajput Case: NCB files chargesheet, names Rhea & 32 others

The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), which launched a rigorous probe in actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, on Friday filed a chargesheet before a special court in Mumbai naming 33 persons. Actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik have been also named in the chargesheet that runs into 12,000 pages. The statement of over 200...

Gujarat leg of bullet train project to start first if Maharashtra delays land acquisition

The National High-Speed Rail Corporation Limited (NHSRCL) that is executing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious bullet train project planned between Mumbai and Ahmedabad has expressed unhappiness over the inordinate delay in the acquisition of land for the project in Maharashtra. NHSRCL’s managing director Achal Khare has said that the possibility of running the...

Railway to introduce content-on-demand service for passengers

If you think that long-distance train journeys are boring, think again. In a bid to provide entertainment facilities to passengers aboard trains, Indian Railway is planning to introduce content-on-demand (CoD) service. The service is likely to be launched in March, according to a senior RailTel official. Under the CoD service, infotainment content will be provided...

COVID-19: 16,838 cases, 113 deaths in a day in India

The health ministry on Friday informed that 16,838 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.11 crore. The ministry also informed that over 1.80 crore people have been vaccinated so far. Of it, 13.88 lakh...

Indian spin attack outshines England’s batting lineup in fourth Test

Indian spinners Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday outshined the England batting lineup in the fourth and final Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. While Axar Patel took four wickets after bowling 26 overs and giving 68 runs, Ravichandran Ashwin took three wickets after bowling 19.5 overs and giving 47 runs. Mohammed...

Ahmedabad third-best city in India in Centre’s Ease of Living Index

Bengaluru has emerged as the best city in the country in the Ease of Living Index (EoLI) 2020, which was announced on Thursday. It is followed by Pune and Ahmedabad, whereas Surat comes fifth on the ranking. The Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) said, “Bengaluru emerged as the top performer in the Million+...

Rajasthan Cricket Association wants a ‘better-than-Motera’ stadium in Jaipur

The Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) has proposed a new stadium in Jaipur that would outbid the Narendra Modi Stadium as far as offering facilities to the paying crowd is concerned. The RCA has asked the architect company to prepare a model that makes it not only the world’s third-best stadium in terms of spectators’ capacity,...

COVID-19: 17,407 cases, 89 deaths in a day in India

The health ministry on Thursday informed that 17,407 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 1.11 crore. The ministry also informed that over 1.66 crore people have been vaccinated so far. Of it, 9.94 lakh...

Taj Mahal temporarily shut, tourists evacuated after bomb hoax

The iconic Taj Mahal in Agra was temporarily shut and tourists were evacuated following a bomb scare call that triggered panic on Thursday morning. Security agencies conducted thorough checks to ensure the safety of the structure as well as people, but eventually, no bomb was found and it turned out to be a hoax call....

Ram Mandir Expansion: Trust purchases 7,285 sqft additional land

In a bid to expand the Ram Mandir complex area, a 7,285 sqft land adjacent to Ram Janmabhoomi premises in Ayodhya has been purchased by Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust for a sum of Rs 1 crore. It roughly boils down to Rs 1,373 per sqft. The trust on Thursday made the announcement and said...

EC orders fuel stations to remove hoardings of PM Modi

The Election Commission (EC) has directed all fuel station dealers and other agencies in West Bengal to remove hoardings that advertise Union government schemes from the premises of the facilities within three days. It includes the hoardings that carry pictures of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. An EC official in West Bengal said that the use...