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18 November, 2017 4:54 PM Expelled CPI(M) leader to form party

Young Bengal, a breakaway faction of the CPI(M), is planning to launch a political party. Prasenjit Bose, founder-member and convener of the organisation, who was expelled from the CPI(M) in 2012, told presspersons about the possibility on Saturday on the sidelines of the second annual convention of Young Bengal here. The organisation, a platform for the youth 24

18 November, 2017 4:04 PM Kovind clears four nominees to JNU’s executive council

In his capacity as Visitor to Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), President Ramnath Kovind has approved the appointment of four persons as the Visitor’s nominees to the university’s Executive Council. Following the President’s acceptance of the four names, the list was forwarded by the Ministry of Human Resource Development to the JNU Registrar on November 25

18 November, 2017 2:48 PM Now Trinamool turns to cows ahead of panchayat polls

Opposition sceptical as party plans to distribute cows to rural households In an apparent bid to counter the BJP, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government in West Bengal has unveiled a fresh strategy with the cow at its centre. The government will distribute cows to households in rural areas ahead of the panchayat polls. State’s Minister of Animal Resources 25

18 November, 2017 8:52 AM 'Aashiqui' Fame Actor Rahul Roy Joins BJP

New Delhi: Actor Rahul Roy today joined the BJP in presence of Union Minister Vijay Goel at the party headquarters in New Delhi. "The way Narendra Modi ji and Amit Shah ji have been taking the country forward and the way the perspective of the world towards India has changed in the past two years is remarkable. I am elated to have taken this decision 33

17 November, 2017 7:24 PM In Tripura, CPI(M) wants polls in Feb

The ruling Communist Party of India (Marxist) in Tripura has urged the Election Commission to hold the Assembly elections in early February. The party made the demand in a memorandum placed before Deputy Election Commissioner Sudeep Jain, who was leading a four-member team to the State to oversee poll preparations. The main Opposition, the Bharatiya 20

17 November, 2017 5:00 PM Film festival begins in Shivamogga

A week-long film festival – Kannada Chitrotsava Cinema Sambhrama – organised by Belli Mandala, district unit of Kannada Chalanachitra Academy, and Department of Information and Public Relations, commenced at HPC Cinema Hall on Friday. Actor M.K. Matha, who inaugurated the festival, said films are not merely means of entertainment, but also foster the intellectual 24

17 November, 2017 2:38 PM Padmavati row: Now, Rs 50 lakh bounty for beheading Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Deepika Padukone

NEW DELHI: In more trouble for Deepika Padukone and Sanjay Leela Bhansali, protesters in Uttar Pradesh have announced a bounty of Rs 50 lakhs on the heads of the two Bollywood fraternities for "wrongfully portraying" queen Padmini in their coming film 'Padmavati'. The protesters, including both men and women, were seen holding a protest march and shouting 17

17 November, 2017 12:33 PM Police officer killed, another injured in Srinagar attack

One police officer was killed and another injured as militants attacked a police party on the outskirts of Srinagar near Zakura area on Friday afternoon. A police official said the policemen came under fire from the militants when a search operation was launched after a tip-off about the presence of armed men. Two policemen sustained grievous injuries 18

17 November, 2017 8:38 AM BJP releases first list of 70 candidates for Gujarat polls

The BJP today released its first list of candidates for the Gujarat elections, to be held in two phases on December 9 and 14. The list comprises 70 candidates for elections to the 182-member Gujarat Assembly. The party has named Chief Minister Vijaybhai Rupani as its candidate from Rajkot West. Deputy Chief Minister Nitinbhai Patel will contest from Mahesana 36

16 November, 2017 7:32 PM No infringement of the State’s rights, says Forests Minister

“There is nothing wrong in the Governor reviewing schemes and works and there is no infringement of the State’s rights or autonomy. Take it easy,” Minister for Forests Dindigul C. Sreenivasan here on Thursday. Participating in a function here, he said the Governor’s plans to visit all districts were “100 per cent welcome.” Justifying the Governor’s review 23