Assam Chief Minister Sarbanand Sonwal in a meeting Council of Ministers (CoM) at Janata Bhawan, Guwahati on Wednesday decided to appoint ace sprinter Hima Das as a Deputy Superintendent of Police in the state. The cabinet also amended the integrated sports policy of the state for the appointment of sportspersons as Class-I and Class-II officers in different departments of the state government. "The CoM approved amendment to the Integrated Sports Policy for the State providing for appointment to medal winners of Olympics, Asian Games, CWG (Class 1) and medal winners of World Championships senior (Class 2) officers. Hima Das will be appointed as Deputy Superintendent," the official Twitter handle of Chief Minister of Assam wrote. Union Youth Affairs and Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju also hailed the Assam cabinet's decision to appoint Das as DSP . "Well done! Assam Cabinet, headed by CM @sarbanandsonwal has decided to offer the post of DSP in Assam Police to sprinter ... » Learn More about Assam government decides to appoint sprinter Hima Das as DSP
B C Khanduri, a former army general, was Sunday sworn in as chief minister of Uttarakhand replacing Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank, in an apparent bid by Bharatiya Janata Party to lift its sagging image following corruption charges and intra-party feuds in the state ahead of assembly polls. Capping a two-day high voltage political drama at New Delhi, Nishank resigned this morning after being given marching orders by the party high command, paving the way for 76-year-old Bhuwan Chandra Khanduri to take the reins of the government as it braces for the February elections. After Nishank, 54, put in his papers, Khanduri was elected as the new leader of the BJP legislature party by a voice vote. Governor Margaret Alva administered the oath of office and secrecy to Khanduri, who returns to the top post two years after he was removed by the party after it lost all the five Lok Sabha seats in the 2009 general elections. All the eleven ministers, who were part of Nishank ... » Learn More about Khanduri takes oath as Uttarakhand CM
'It's not only holy reverence that drives them to such vigilantism -- there is adventure too.' gau rakshak s enjoy the thrill of the chase: Stopping vehicles, wielding weapons, badgering passengers and then gloating.' IMAGE: Gau rakshak s get tip-offs about possible cow smugglers in the area on their mobile phones. Photograph: Allison Joyce/Getty Images "Do you see these bullet marks? I was driving that night." At first glance, Dinesh Arya seems an unremarkable man. Dressed in a white dhoti-kurta , the light moustache and stubble fail to hide the wrinkles that have begun to form on his face. Wrapped around his right wrist is a thick coil of red sacred thread, and he walks around with a swagger, often ordering others around him. During the day, Arya performs the role of priest at Dayanand Math, a spiritual home located in the heart of Rohtak, Haryana. As dusk falls, the 34 year old and his team of volunteers, mostly hulking men in their 20s, cram themselves ... » Learn More about In the name of the cow: What motivates
Cracks in the Mahagathbandhan in Bihar is frittering away the ground gained in social justice and contributing to increasing polarisation in the state, says Mohammad Sajjad. IMAGE: Demonstrations after a spate of murders in Bihar in 2015. The state seems to be slipping towards bad governance and losing its middle space to retrogressive forces. Intra-coalition squabbling could be the most plausible factor behind it. Photograph: PTI Photo As news started leaking that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar might break away from Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal to form a government with the Bharatiya Janata Party once again -- or head for mid-term polls in alliance with the BJP -- one could notice the tremendous fear among the Muslims in the state. The news comes when a series of anti-Muslim lynching in the adjacent states of Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh as well as in Haryana and Rajasthan, all BJP-ruled, are taking place. It comes at a time when an NDTV ... » Learn More about Why are Bihar’s Muslims frightened?
For Quick Alerts Subscribe Now India - 11,112,241 | World - 114,681,286 View Sample For Quick Alerts ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS For Daily Alerts #West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 Bengali film actress Srabanti Chatterjee joins BJP #West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 West Bengal polls: TMC likely to drop several sitting MLAs #West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 West Bengal election 2021: Mamata Banerjee may announce first list of TMC candidates today #West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 West Bengal assembly elections 2021: TMC, RJD may form pre-poll alliance #West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 Bengal needs development-oriented govt, not copycat of TMC, BJP: Surya Kanta Mishra #West Bengal Assembly Elections 2021 EC removes Bengal's ADG (law & order) a day after announcing poll dates Just In 1 hr ago Cut money charge: Narayanasamy threatens to sue Amit ... » Learn More about ‘Priority is to stop BJP at all costs’: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav announces support to TMC
'There are more young people in Assam who are unemployed than possibly anywhere else.' IMAGE: Gaurav Gogoi, son of former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi. Photograph: PTI Photo All over the compact Delhi flat of Kaliabor (Assam) Lok Sabha MP Gaurav Gogoi, there is evidence of a Very Small Person at work. One wall is adorned by finger painted pictures. A shelf in a book rack is given over to picture books ( 5 Minute Dinosaur Stories and such). Gogoi has a four-year-old son and a daughter born just a few months ago. In November last year, the Congress MP had lost his father, former Assam chief minister Tarun Gogoi, right in the middle of an election campaign. You can sense he's been through an emotional whirlpool (through our meeting, he refers to his father in the present tense), although he appears calm and reflective. We choose our respective poisons. He asks for black coffee, an interesting choice considering he represents a state that produces some of the ... » Learn More about Assam: ‘Unemployment is a great danger’
In power, Mamata Banerjee has tried to bury the ghost of the past, but it might still be work-in-progress. Big-ticket and eye-grabbing (in terms of investment size) projects are still few and far between, reports Ishita Ayan Dutt. IMAGE: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee addresses the media at her office Nabanna in Howrah. Photograph: Sudipta Banerjee/ANI Photo Udayan Das feels let down. First, the Left Front acquired his 19-acre plot for Tata Motors’ Nano factory in Singur and failed to set it up. Then, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) returned the land to its original owners and promised agriculture, but Das still had his eyes set on industry. Now, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has entered the scene with the promise of bringing back industry, albeit without a blueprint. “Singur has seen a flood of promises from political parties. "We want a written declaration from the BJP it wants to set up industry,” Das, convenor of Singur Shilpa Bikash and ... » Learn More about TMC or BJP, big-ticket projects still a pipedream for Bengal
Next Kalpesh Damor/Sohini Das in Ahmedabad Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Chairman Vipul Chaudhary’s growing proximity to Rahul Gandhi and the Congress may have caused the recent boardroom battle. T his is one controversy that the witty Amul girl has always stayed away from. Photographs: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Tags: Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation , Vipul Chaudharyrsquo , Parthi Bhatol , GCMMF , Amul Next Prev Next B hatol recently castigated Chaudhary in public for bypassing the board with regard to decisions at Mehsana District Cooperative Milk Producers Union, the largest member of GCMMF. Chaudhary’s fellow board members have also accused him of financial irregularities at Mehsana and adopting an autocratic style of functioning. “The directors of several co-operative milk unions are fed up with Chaudhary’s style of functioning. His ways are autocratic and ... » Learn More about Modi-Rahul rivalry behind Amul rift?
Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 42 Lok Sabha Constituencies of the state of West Bengal. The Raiganj Parliamentary Constituency was formed prior to the 1962 elections. Raiganj registered 79.61 percent voter turnout in 2019, a loss of 0.16 percent. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1599948 while the total voter turnout is 1273684. While in 2014, the constituency registered 79.77 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1386814 while the total voter's turnout was 1106196. The Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 5) has seven legislative assembly segments two of which are reserved for the SC category. Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency of West Bengal. West Bengal Lok Sabha constituencies: All you need to know SL. NO. Candidate Name Party Name 1 Agarwal Kanaialal All India Trinamool ... » Learn More about Raiganj Lok Sabha Constituency of West Bengal: Full list of candidates, polling dates
The Shiromani Akali Dal on Saturday quit the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the farm bills issue, the third major party to walk out of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led coalition in the last couple of years. Badal's wife and SAD leader Harsimrat Kaur Badal had on September 17 quit the Union Cabinet after he strongly opposed the bills in Lok Sabha, claiming these legislations will 'destroy' the agriculture sector in Punjab. "The highest decision-making body of the Shiromani Akali Dal core committee at its emergency meeting here tonight decided unanimously to pull out of the BJP-led NDA alliance," he said, adding the SAD was the oldest ally of the BJP, but the government did not listen to it on honouring the sentiments of farmers. The SAD wanted the government to incorporate the sentiments of Punjab's farmers in the bills, 'but sorry to say that they forcefully brought the bills in Parliament and got them passed', the SAD chief said. Today the entire leadership decided ... » Learn More about BJP’s oldest ally Shiromani Akali Dal quits NDA over farm bills