This is an autumn of political windfall for Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee. In September she emerged as a champion of farmer rights after the supreme court upheld her decade-long stance and ordered that the entire land of the Nano factory in Singur has to be returned to the farmers.
Haggling with porters and taxi drivers at railway stations will be passé from next April. As will the boring task of standing in long queues for platform or train tickets.
There can be no greater acceptance and adulation of a person than when people start wearing his masks and actors impersonate him on cinema screens.
Two Jaish-e-Mohammad militants were arrested on Friday in Kanispora area of Baramulla district in Jammu and Kashmir. The militants were nabbed in a joint search operation launched on Friday night by the 52 Rashtriya Rifles and Special Operation Group (SOG) Baramulla.
India said on Friday it has gunned down seven Pakistani border guards in retaliation to “unprovoked firing” by the neighbouring country in the Jammu sector where the government started shifting villagers to safer places in bulletproof vehicles.
Even as the bulk of political and media attention is devoted to the Uttar Pradesh and Punjab elections early next year, BJP will be investing higher in the Manipur elections -- to be held around the same time -- as a part of its wider push into the Northeast and its mission of a ‘Congress-mukt Bharat’.
Fifty-three people were killed and nearly 300 injured on Friday when a packed passenger train travelling between Cameroon’s two largest cities derailed and overturned, the transportation minister said.
Sitting on a broken chair at a school where hundreds of families who fled Islamic State are seeking refuge south of Mosul, Younis Ali describes how he lost his four brothers and five sisters.
At least 19 people were killed when a helicopter crashed in northwestern Siberia, Russia’s Investigative Committee said Saturday.
The Noida, Greater Noida and the Yamuna Expressway authorities, in their board meetings on Friday, approved a ‘project settlement policy’ aimed at addressing realty sector issues, including delayed and sick projects.