Dinhata (West Bengal), May 4 : History will be made when dwellers of the erstwhile enclaves in Cooch Behar vote for the first time on Thursday, marking another giant leap in their absorption into India after nearly seven decades of stateless existence, as the staggered West Bengal assembly polls come to an end after the sixth and final phase of balloting involving 25 constituencies.
Chandigarh, May 4 : Police here on Wednesday cane-charged and used water cannons to disperse Congress party activists who were proceeding towards the residence of Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to submit a memorandum to highlight the plight of farmers in the state.
New Delhi, May 4 : BJP Lok Sabha member Kirit Somaiya on Wednesday demanded a probe into the Emaar-MGF group, saying some people involved in the AgustaWestland chopper deal were made directors of the group.
Faridabad, May 4 : A 28-year-old woman and her three minor daughters were on Wednesday found dead at their house in Haryana's Faridabad district, police said.
New Delhi, May 4 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday quoted the Italian court judgment while speaking on the AgustaWestland issue, and said that "there were cases of omissions and commissions at various stages of decision making process" in the deal.
Chandigarh, May 4 : With bulk of the wheat in food grain states Punjab and Haryana being harvested, both states have procured nearly 174 lakh tonnes of wheat this season, food and supplies officials of both states said here on Wednesday.
Jammu, May 4 : Two tourists from West Bengal were among five people who died in two road accidents on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
New Delhi, May 4 : At least 30 BJP MPs have written to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani on the issue of holding a second shift in private schools affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
Chandigarh, May 4 : Cloudy and dusty conditions continued to keep the heat wave conditions in Haryana and Punjab under control on Wednesday, with maximum temperatures remaining below 40 degrees for the second day.
New Delhi, May 4 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre, the Delhi government and others over medical treatment to patients at the G.B. Pant Hospital here.
Ahmedabad, May 4 : The Gujarat government on Wednesday refused to accept an undertaking by jailed Patidar leader Hardik Patel in the Gujarat High Court that he won't indulge in any activity to provoke people if he was granted bail in the two sedition cases slapped against him.
New Delhi, May 4 : The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday accepted the resignation of the beleaguered liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is accused of defaulting on a Rs.9,000-crore loan he had taken from Indian banks.
Kolkata, May 4 : The Election Commission on Wednesday termed as "unsubstantial" the complaints against a Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha member and West Bengal assembly polls candidate of trying to influence the final phase using police.
Mumbai/New Delhi, May 4 : A Mumbai woman donated a part of her liver to save the life of her five-year-old daughter and cure her of liver and associated lung failure, doctors said on Wednesday.
Ranchi, May 4 : : Two bodies were found in two trains in Ranchi district on Wednesday, police said.
New Delhi, May 4 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi does not have a BA degree from the Delhi University (DU) as claimed by him, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal alleged on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 4 : Ex- Defence Minister AK Antony participated in the debate over the AgustaWestland scam in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday and said the former Congress-led UPA government followed zero tolerance towards corruption in the defence sector.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 : Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced on Wednesday that he had joined the social media platform Facebook.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 : The heat wave continued in Odisha on Wednesday as 12 places recorded temperatures above 40 degrees Celsius, officials said.
Jaipur, May 4 : Heat wave conditions continued in the desert state of Rajasthan on Wednesday, with the mercury in many places still hovering between 40 and 43 degrees Celsius, officials said.
New Delhi, May 4 : The government has nominated Pranav Pandya to the Rajya Sabha to fill a vacancy caused by the retirement of a nominated member, the home ministry said on Wednesday.
Shillong, May 4 : The outlawed Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), a powerful rebel group in Meghalaya, on Wednesday received another setback as 16 rebels surrendered to the authorities along with a huge cache of arms and ammunition, police said.
Guwahati, May 4 : The British High Commission has expressed its gratitude to the government and people of Assam for making the visit of royal couple, Prince William and his wife Kate, to Assam a success.
Ghaziabad, May 4 : Four students of the Chhabeel Das Public School here who made a hoax bomb call to the school were detained and let off after a warning, police said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 4 : The health of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj is continuing to improve though she will take some more time to get discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), hospital authorities said on Wednesday.
Kanpur, May 4 : Ramesh Shivhare, the main accused in the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh, has been arrested from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, a senior police officer said on Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 4 : Hoping to target the government at the Centre and in Maharashtra, all major political parties, including the ruling BJP's ally in the state Shiv Sena, are rushing to the parched regions of Marathwada and other drought-hit areas.
By Ashok Dixit
Imphal, May 4 : Khetrimayum Bhabananda on Wednesday took charge as the new Manipur president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and pledged to oust the Congress in elections next year.
Kolkata, May 4 : Trinamool Congress candidate Udayan Guha faces a strange predicament.
Bhubaneswar, May 4 : The Odisha Assembly on Wednesday witnessed chaotic scenes, with the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and opposition parties trading barbs over the chit fund scam that has rocked the state.
New Delhi/Ernakulam, May 4 : Union Minister Thaawarchand Gehlot will visit Perumbavoor on Thursday and meet the family members of the student who was raped and murdered in Ernakulam district of Kerala.
Kolkata, May 4 : Two ATMs have been robbed by miscreants in Kolkata's Dum Dum area on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 4 : The government on Wednesday said the Monsoon is expected to hit Kerala by May-end or early June.
New Delhi, May 4 : Debating over the AgustaWestland scam, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy targeted the former Congress-led UPA government and said a clear effort could be seen to eliminate all other companies so that only Agusta would fit the required criteria.
Mumbai, May 4 : Television actress Shahnaz Rizwan, better known as Mrs Bhalla of small screen courtesy her TV show "Ye Hai Mohabbatein", says shooting with Bollywood star Emraan Hashmi was a happy moment for her.
Kolkata, May 4 : Trinamool Congress candidates Sonali Guha and Abdur Rezzak Mollah, against whom the Election Commission had initiated police cases, were granted bail by courts in West Bengal on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 4 : Targeting Congress president Sonia Gandhi, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said the CBI can, as per the law, question the person mentioned as the "driving force" behind the AgustaWestland deal.
New York, May 4 : In a bid to avoid surge in pricing due to high demand, American multinational online transportation network company Uber is trying to use a machine learning method to predict the surge in demand for its cab service.
Chandigarh (Punjab), May 4 : The Haryana Police on Wednesday submitted to the Punjab and Haryana High Court a report on suspected gang-rapes in Murthal during the Jat protests for reservation.
Kolkata, May. 4 : Voting will be held for the sixth and final phase of Assembly elections tomorrow in West Bengal where 25 seats including 16 in Purba Medinipur and 9 in Coochbehar districts will go to polls.
Ujjain, May 4 : Religious leaders at the ongoing Simhasth Kumbh here have given a call to construct toilets and ensure a cleanliness revolution in the country.
New Delhi, May 4 : Police on Wednesday said they had busted a major Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist module and arrested three suspects who were planning an attack in Delhi and neighbouring areas. Ten suspects, with alleged links to the Pakistan-based group, were being questioned.
Panaji, May 4 : A beach resort owner, on the run ever since a 25-year-old Russian woman accused him of rape, was arrested after he surrendered in a court on Wednesday.
Shimla, May 4 : Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply on Wednesday after widespread rains in most parts of the state. More showers have been forecast.
Lucknow, May 4 : A woman and her three daughters, including an infant, were found dead at their house in Mauranva village in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 4 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday congratulated the Indian scientists, who are among the recipients of the Special Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics.
Kolkata, May 4 : A day before the final phase of polling in the West Bengal Assembly polls, an official of the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday submitted the raw video tape of the Narada sting and video shooting gadget to the Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) Hyderabad for forensic tests.
Imphal, May 4 : The death of two anti-dam activists in police firing at Tawang in Arunachal Pradesh two days ago has put the spotlight on similar agitations in other northeastern states, especially Manipur.
New Delhi, May 4 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Wednesday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored investigation into the AgustaWestland chopper deal, saying the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become a political tool of the government of the day.
New Delhi, May 4 : A court on Wednesday sent three Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suspects arrested for planning a terror attack in Delhi and nearby areas to 10-day police custody.
New Delhi, May 4 : The BJP on Wednesday accused the previous UPA government of twisting norms in the process of procuring VVIP choppers from AgustaWestland.
Panaji, May 4 : The Indian Navy will de-induct its Sea Harrier fighter and induct a new squadron of MiG 29K planes at a formal ceremony at its naval station in Goa on May 11, a navy spokesperson said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 4 : Spanish premium fashion brand Massimo Dutti will be making its debut in India with the launch of its first store here on May 13.
New Delhi, May 4 : The Congress on Wednesday took a dig at the government, terming all allegations made by the Centre in the AgustaWestland helicopters deal as "distortions of the Italian court judgment" and quoted the judge as saying that there was no evidence against Congress president Sonia Gandhi.
New Delhi, May 4 : As the Congress and the BJP traded charges in parliament on the AgustaWestland deal, Trinamool Congress leader Sukhendu Sekhar Roy on Wednesday questioned if the two parties were hand-in-glove in the scam, as the probe could not be concluded during the regime of either of the two parties.
New Delhi, May. 4 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Wednesday condemned the brutal rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Perumbavoor, Kerala and accused the Congress-led UDF government and the state police of initially trying to cover up the crime adding that an enquiry committee must be set up to probe the case.
New Delhi, May 4 : Participating in the debate in the Parliament, BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday demanded for a Supreme Court monitored probe into the AgustaWestland scam.
Kolkata, May 4 : Academics from West Bengal have expressed solidarity with the agitating students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, and urged the vice chancellor to reject the recommendation of the high level committee and hold a dialogue with the students.
Gurgaon, May 4 : At least four dozen motorbikes were gutted in a major fire that broke out in a workshop on Sohna Road here, a fire department official said on Wednesday.