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Subhash Chandra Bose is perhaps the most emotive issue to Indian political arena: President
Kolkata, Jan 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee inaugurated the 60th anniversary celebrations of Netaji Research Bureau and also unveiled the refurbished 'Wanderer' car in which Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose had escaped from house-arrest on 16-17, January, 1941, at Kolkata to reach Gomoh on 18th January, 1941 - an incident that triggered the series of historic and electrifying events related to the last phase of India's freedom struggle. Read Full Story

Security beefed up in Assam following terror threat
Guwahati, Jan 18 : Assam police beefed up security across the state following the intelligence bureau input of probable terror attack ahead of Republic day celebration. Read Full Story

President urges students to attain education alongwith tolerance, determination and honesty
Jhalda, Purulia, West Bengal, Jan 18 : President Pranab Mukherjee urged the students to uplift, upgrade and maintain the values of our civilization through the attainment of education. Read Full Story

Assam govt to encourage ties with NASSCOM, Japan Council for Start-up, Stand-up initiatives
Guwahati, Jan 18 : NASSCOM, Japan Council Chief Yukio Takeyari on Wednesday called on Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal in the latter's office chamber in Assam Secretariat and expressed the organisation's keen interests to tie up with Assam in Government's Start-up, Stand-up initiatives for conclusive and mutual growth of both the geographical entities. Read Full Story

Indus Net Technologies, E-Cube Energy come together for efficient management of energy data consumption
Kolkata, Jan 18 : Indus Net Technologies, an IT Service Company, and E-Cube Energy, a Kolkata-based energy data analytics solutions provider have set up a joint venture company, EnergyTech Ventures with a vision of helping economies double Energy/Resource Productivity. Read Full Story

After Sonowal's convoy stopped in traffic snarls, Assam govt decides to open 2nd Saraighat bridge on Jan 28
Guwahati, Jan 18 : : While the speed of the Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal's convoy was stoped in the traffic snarls in the two lane Saraighat bridge over the Brahmaputra river on Tuesday evening, the state government on Wednesday decided to open the second Saraighat bridge in this month. Read Full Story

Group of students from Sikkim call on MoS (Home) Kiren Rijiju
New Delhi, Jan 18 : A group of school children from North Sikkim called on Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju here on Wednesday. Read Full Story

India needs to cut the diplomatic ties with Pakistan :says Shiv Sena
Mumbai,Jan.18: The Shiv Sena On Wednesday called on the Indian government to seriously consider snapping diplomatic ties with Pakistan following reports that suggested anti-India elements being behind last year's train derailment. Read Full Story

Kanpur train tragedy probe still on, will comment after clear picture emerges :Manoj Sinnha
Delhi, Jan. 18 : Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinnha on Wednesday said a probe of the train derailment in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh is still on, and he would comment on it only after a clear picture emerges. Read Full Story

Gold pieces worth Rs. 26.96 lakh seized at IGI
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : A team of customs officials on Wednesday seized 938 grams of gold in 118 small pieces with a market value of Rs. 26.96 lakh from two passengers at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport. Read Full Story

SYL Canal row: SC asks states to file replies by Feb. 15
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked both the Haryana and Punjab government to file their replies on the Sutlej Yamuna Link Canal row within three weeks. The next hearing will be held on February 15. Read Full Story

BJP vice-president Jayprakash Majumdar sent to three days police custody
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Jan. 18 : West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) vice-president Jay Prakash Majumdar who was arrested for allegedly taking money from job seekers has been sent to three days police custody. Read Full Story

RBI gherao : Police detain 100 Assam Congress workers
Guwahati, Jan 18 : : Police on Wednesday detained over 100 Congress workers of Assam, including Assam Pradesh Congress Committee (APCC) president and Rajya Sabha MP Ripun Bora, while the Congress workers demonstrated in front of the Reserve Bank of India office in Guwahati as part of its nationwide RBI gherao programme protest against the Centre's demonetisation. Read Full Story

HC issues notice to Bihar government over traffic closure for human chain event
Patna, Jan 18 (TheBihar Post/IBNS): The Patna High Court on Wednesday issued notice to the state government asking it to explain why all the National Highways and State Highways should be closed for human chain on Jan 21. Read Full Story

Vishwas denies BJP joining reports
New Delhi, Jan 18 :; Poet and AAP leader Kumar Vishwas has denied reports that he is planning to join the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Samsung announces launch of new Galaxy C9 Pro with 6GB RAM
Kolkata, Jan 18 : Smartphone maker Samsung on Wednesday announced the launch of its first C-series smartphone, the Galaxy C9 Pro in India. The phone is priced at Rs. 36,900. Read Full Story

Hardcore NDFB(S) ultra nabbed in Assam
Guwahati, Jan 18 : Security forces apprehended a hardcore NDFB(S) ultra from Assam's Udalguri district on Tuesday, officials said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson visits India
New Delghi, Jan 18 : British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson will visit New Delhi and Kolkata Jan 18-19 in his first official visit to India as Foreign Secretary. Read Full Story

CID assures adequate punishment for U.S. national arrested for child pornography
Hyderabad (Telangana) , Jan. 18 : Following the arrest of an American national for downloading and uploading child pornography, the Inspector General, CID, Telangana Police Saumya Mishra on Wednesday said given the ample amount of evidence which the police have recovered, they would be able to put him behind bars. Read Full Story

TMC has vested interest in power-grid project, alleges BJP
New Delhi/Kolkata , Jan. 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday strongly condemned the Trinamool Congress (TMC) over the Bhangar incident, saying that the state government has some vested interest in the power-grid project. Read Full Story

Congress holds nation-wide protest against demonetization
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Congress Party on Wednesday launched a nationwide protest against the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) as part of the 'Jan Vedna' campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's demonetisation drive on November 8. Read Full Story

Mining companies seek permission to resume mining in Odisha
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Several companies including Essel Mining and Sarda Mines moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday seeking permission to resume mining in Odisha. Read Full Story

NDFB(S) cadre apprehended by Army, Assam Police
Udalgiri (Assam) , Jan. 18 : In yet another major success, a joint team of the Army and Udalguri Police apprehended one dreaded NDFB(S) cadre from Daiphang Gaon area near Udalguri, Assam. Read Full Story

Tenacity is a writer's virtue says author Lavanya Shanbhogue-Arvind
Kolkata, Jan 18 : Author Lavanya Shanbhogue-Arvind, winner of 2011 Commonwealth Short Story Special Prize, said that the biggest challenge for her as a writer in the beginning was to getting back to her writing and continue from where she left off. Read Full Story

Youth from Ganga basin villages to spread awareness about clean Ganga
New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Union Ministry of Water Resources said in a release on Wednesday that Nehru Yuvak Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) will train over 20,000 young men and women from Ganga basin states as 'swachhta doot' or ambassadors cleanliness to boost the 'Namami Gange' programme. Read Full Story

Parliament committee's meeting with RBI Governor over demonetisation begins
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The meeting of Parliament's Standing Committee on Finance with the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Urjit Patel over demonetisation and its aftermath began here this morning. Read Full Story

Arms Act case: Salman's lawyer alleges 'conspiracy' post acquittal
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) , Jan. 18 : With the Jodhpur CJM Court acquitting Salman Khan in the Arms Act case, the Bollywood actor's lawyer Hastimal Saraswat on Wednesday alleged it to be a conspiracy against the former. Read Full Story

Contesting from Lambi to defeat Badal, not divide votes: Capt. Amarinder
Lambi (Punjab) , Jan. 18 : Punjab Congress chief Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday took potshots at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for spreading false information among the voters in the poll-bound state and said that he was contesting from the Lambi assembly constituency to ensure Parkash Singh Badal's defeat. Read Full Story

ATS sleuths reach Bihar to probe Kanpur train mishap
Patna (Bihar), 18 : With the Bihar Police claiming that Pakistan's ISI may be behind the Kanpur train mishap, the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) sleuths have reached Patna to carry forward the probe into the untoward incident. Read Full Story

Demonetisation: Congress to hold protest march against RBI
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Congress Party will on Wednesday hold a protest march from Jantar Mantar to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) office at 12:30 p.m. as a part of the Jan Vedna campaign against the government's demonetisation move. Read Full Story

Punjab, Punjabis and Punjabiyat need to win this time: Sidhu
Amritsar (Punjab) , Jan. 18 : Asserting that he is not here to fight 'personal battles', Congress leader Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday said Punjab, Punjabis and Punjabiyat need to win in the upcoming state assembly polls. Read Full Story

Congress veteran N D Tiwari joins BJP
New Delhi, Jan 18 : : Veteran Congress leader from Uttarakhand Naryan Dutt Tiwari on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party along with his son Rohit Shekhar ahead of the Uttarakhand Assembly elections, reports said. Read Full Story

Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival pays tribute to late writer Mahasweta Devi
Kolkata, January 18 : The right to dream should be a fundamental right for every citizen believed late author and social activist Mahasweta Devi. Read Full Story

Aircel-Maxis matter: Hearing against Maran brothers deferred till Jan 24
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Court on Wednesday deferred the hearing on framing of charges against ex-telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran, his brother Kalanidhi Maran and two others in connection with the Aircel-Maxis case to January 24. Read Full Story

12 injured as truck rams into tempo in Sambal
Sambal (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan.18 : At least 12 children were injured after a truck rammed into a tempo in Sambal district of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Swami Prasad Maurya 'upset' with BJP ticket distribution
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Swami Prasad Maurya on Wednesday expressed unhappiness over distribution of tickets by the saffron party. Read Full Story

Jammu Kashmir Government. backs Zaira, warns extremists not to blackmail Kashmiris
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Jan. 18 : Two days after Zaira Wasim posted an open apology on social media, the BJP-PDP alliance in the state came in support of the 'Dangal' child actor and said that the extremists cannot threaten or blackmail any Kashmiri, adding that such a talent should be nurtured. Read Full Story

Tremors felt in Delhi, Mizoram
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : An earthquake of 3.0 magnitude was felt in New Delhi on Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

BJP alleges Mamata's 'inefficiency' in Bhangar clash
Kharagpur (WB) , Jan. 18 : After the ongoing protests in West Bengal's Bhangar district took a violent turn, the state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday alleged it to be purely the 'inefficiency' of the Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress. Read Full Story

Congress leader N.D. Tiwari, son Rohit Shekhar to join BJP today
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Former Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh chief minister and a senior Congress leader, Narayan Dutt Tiwari along with his son Rohit Shekhar will join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) today. Read Full Story

Snowfall in Srinagar affects normal activity across valley
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Jan. 18 : The latest spell of snowfall in Srinagar and other areas has affected the normal activities across the Kashmir Valley. Read Full Story

Cold wave continues to cripple north India, train, flight services affected
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The cold wave in north India continued to freeze the routine of the people. Read Full Story

Child pornography: US national arrested in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, Jan 18 : A US citizen has been arrested from Hyderabad for allegedly circulating child pornography on the internet, media reports said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Salman Khan arm's act case: Court to announce verdict today
Jodhpur, Jan 18 : A Rajasthan court is likely to pronounce its verdict in a case related to killing of black bucks. Read Full Story

UP Polls: BJP confident of win despite SP-Congress alliance
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Jan. 18 : Taking on Congress-Samajawadi Party alliance in upcoming Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday expressed confidence over sweeping the upcoming election in the state, adding that the alliance will not have an impact on the mindset of people. Read Full Story

RBI Governor to appear before finance panel to brief on demonetization
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel is likely to appear before the Standing Committee on Finance on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Agriculture Minister to lead 5-member delegation to Germany; to attend G-20 Meet
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh will lead a five member Indian delegation to Germany for participation in the Global Forum for Food & Agriculture from 19-21 January and G-20 Agriculture Ministers Meeting on January 22 in Berlin. Read Full Story

After Azmi, Kolkata's Shahi Imam advises girls to wear decent clothes to avoid rape
Kolkata (West Bengal), Jan. 18 : In what can spark a fresh controversy, Shahi Imam of Tipu Sultan Masjid in Kolkata, Syed Mohammad Nurur R Barkati has said that girls should avoid wearing short clothes if they want to protect themselves from getting raped or murdered. Read Full Story

Tripura tribal forms forum against Citizenship Bill
Agartala (Tripura), Jan. 18 : With just a year left for the assembly election in Left-ruled Tripura, two tribal-based political parties, Indigenous Nationalist Party of Tripura (INPT) and Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) have declared the formation of a new forum under the banner of 'All Tripura Indigenous Regional Parties Forum (ATIRPF)' to step up their activities and push their demands. Read Full Story

There was no hindrance before Congress to form alliance with SP: NCP
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The National Congress Party (NCP) on Wednesday welcomed the Congress' decision to form an alliance with the Samajwadi Party, and added that there was no hindrance before the grand old party to form an alliance with ruling party in Uttar Pradesh. Read Full Story

It's a big challenge to work with alliance: Samjawadi Party
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Jan. 18 : The Samajwadi Party on Wednesday termed its alliance with Congress Party as a big challenge, adding that it would help to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections in a positive and sincere manner. Read Full Story

AIIMS signs three MoUs to expand infrastructure, other facilities
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has signed Memorandum of Understandings (MoU) with NBCC (India) Limited, HSCC (India) Limited and with HITES HLL Life Care Ltd. to expand infrastructure and other facilities. Read Full Story

UP Polls: Congress to announce details regarding alliance with SP in 48 hours
New Delhi , Jan. 18 : The Congress Party on Wednesday said that after the announcement of their alliance with the Samajwadi Party for the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the details regarding the same would be announced in 48 hours. Read Full Story

Digi Dhan Mela evokes massive public participation in Jammu
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , Jan. 18 : The Digi Dhan Mela, a Government of India initiative aimed at incentivising digitally enabled transformation in the country following the recent demonetisation, was held on Tueday at Gulshan Ground in Gandhi Nagar, Jammu. Read Full Story

Prime accused of Nabha jail break arrested in Indore
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) , Jan. 17 : The Indore Police on Tuesday arrested Kulpreet Nita Singh Deol, the prime accused of the Punjab's Nabha jail break incident. Read Full Story

Bhangar unrest: 2 villagers killed as police allegedly open fire on them, official denies
Kolkata, Jan 17 : At least two men were killed after being shot during a clash with the police force at Bhangar in West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district, reports said. Read Full Story

Union Minister Smriti Irani's board exams' results to be made public
New Delhi, Jan 17 : Union Textiles Minister Smriti Zubin Irani's board exams' results are likely to be made public, media reports said. Read Full Story

Currency ban: Congress leaders to gherao RBI offices
Mumbai, Jan 17 : The Congress on Tuesday announced will gherao RBI offices across India on Jan 18 to protest against the Centre's demonetisation move. Read Full Story

Finance Ministry denies collaborating with 'tainted' UK-based company
New Delhi , Jan. 17 : The department of Economic Affairs of the Ministry of Finance released a press statement on Tuesday and came clear on the allegations of 'compromising national interest by collaborating with a tainted UK-based Note Printing Company'. Read Full Story

Assam: Woman seriously injured after jumping off a speeding vehicle to escape an alleged rape attempt
Guwahati, Jan 17 : A woman was seriously injured while she jumped off a speeding vehicle to escape an alleged rape attempt in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on Monday night. Read Full Story

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