Odisha’s Kalahandi district — once the cause of global embarrassment for India due to its high number of starvation deaths — today stands tall with a five-fold increase in its rice production since 1999, figures reveal. Chetan Chauhan
Is Chhattisgarh the next Gujarat? Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi certainly thinks so. And he proclaimed it publicly on Sunday, at chief minister Raman Singh’s vikas yatra in Rajnandgaon, 73 km from Raipur. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
The West Bengal State Election Commission today asked the West Bengal government to change the date of the third phase of the panchayat poll, due on July 10, the day on which the Rathayatra festival falls.
A hardcore criminal lodged at Araria jail has demanded Rs. 10 crore from the BJP MP from Araria, Pradeep Kumar Singh, threatening ti kill him if he failed to pay.
CPI-Maoists through posters have warned criminal groups and splinter outfits not to lift levy claiming to be Naxals in Ramgarh district. HT reports.
A security personnel of elite Cobra battalion was killed and three others were seriously injured in an encounter with Maoists at Gangalur in Bijapur district about 350 km south of Raipur late on Friday night. Ejaz Kaiser reports.
A man has been arrested for raping a nine-year-old girl in an Odisha village, police said on Saturday.
A 20-year-old bride from Giridih district of Jharkhand walked out of the wedding mandap in a huff halfway through the rituals once she discovered that the groom was drunk. Pravin Kumar Mishra
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that granting special status to the state will accelerate economic growth in the country.
Controversial former RJD MP Pappu Yadav was today acquitted by the Patna High Court in CPI(M) leader Ajit Sarkar murder case for want of evidence.
Fourteen years after Australian missionary Graham Stuart Staines and his two minor sons were burnt to death in sleep by a right wing mob, two of the absconding accused were arrested on Friday from Odisha’s Keonjhar district. Priya Ranjan Sahu reports.
West Bengal income tax (IT) department will soon have an idea of the amount of black money parked in the Saradha group, after noticing that hundreds of investors had claimed fixed deposits ranging between Rs. 5 lakh and Rs. 30 lakh in the company.
The Orissa High Court has reserved its order on a PIL alleging that an Italian tourist died in SCB medical college and hospital here due to negligence.
Class 3 student Babi Joardar, who was mercilessly beaten up by his teacher two days ago at a school in Nirdeshkhali Natupara village of South 24 Parganas, succumbed to his injuries in Kolkata on Friday morning. HT reports.
A security personnel was killed and another got injured in an encounter with naxalites in the Maoist-hit Sukma district of southern Chhattisgarh today.