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Suspension of work at Sonali tea garden
Sonali tea garden, whose owner was hacked to death allegedly by its workers a week ago, today served the formal suspension of work notice. The notice was put up at the gates of the tea garden in Jalpaiguri district, and district magistrate Pritha Sarkar confirmed it. The future of a total 560 tea garden employees, permanent and temporary, have been affected by the suspension of work.
Sensex, Nifty continue record-breaking run
Continuing their rallies, the BSE Sensex and the CNX Nifty set new records during the week under review and closed at new closing highs of 28,693.99 and 8,588.25 respectively on sustained foreign fund inflows amid falling crude prices. Global crude oil prices dropped to USD 72/barrel, the lowest level since August 2010. Falling oil price is good news for India, which imports 80 per cent of its requirements.
Kushwaha again sent to 14-day judicial custody
Bahujan Samaj Party MLA B L Kushwaha was again placed in 14-days' judicial custody by a local court here in connection with a murder case. According to prosecution sources, the latest order was passed by the court of additional chief Judicial magistrate. On October 18 also, a local court had remanded the BSP MLA to 14-day judicial custody.
15 killed, 14 injured in terror attack in China's Xinjiang
Fifteen people, including 11 "mobsters", were killed and 14 others injured in a terrorist attack in China's restive Xinjiang province today. The attack occurred Shache County in the northwestern province, state-run Xinhua news agency reported. Tianshan news website said that the attackers used vehicles, knives and explosives in the assault. It also claimed that the dead included 11 of the attackers branded as "mobsters" by state media.
Reap demographic dividend with education and skills: President
President Pranab Mukherjee today said India must reap its demographic dividend by improving the quality of teaching and focussing on skill development. "Half of our population is below the age of 25 and in the next ten years the largest work force would be in India. This is demographic dividend. We must think how can we use this with the help of training, education and skills," Mukherjee said at a function organised by the Metropolitan Institution here.
Cong thanks JK people for voting in large numbers
Hailing people of Jammu and Kashmir for registering a record voting percentage in the first phase of Assembly elections, Congress today hoped that voters will turn up in large numbers in the remaining four phases as well.
Man kills uncle, injures sister
A 35-year-old man, who was accused of robbery and was out on bail, allegedly shot his uncle dead on the suspicion that he was providing information about him to the police, and grievously injured his sister by shooting at her when she tried to stop him.Amit, a resident of Rohta village of the district, left home with a country-made pistol with the intention to kill his uncle.
Sisodia, Rakhi Birla in AAP's second list of candidates
Former ministers Manish Sisodia and Rakhi Birla today figured in the second list of the Aam Aadmi Party as it today announced 13 more candidates for the upcoming Delhi assembly elections.Sisodia will contest from Patparganj and Birla has been fielded from Mangolpuri, seats represented by the two former ministers in their earlier stint as legislators.
Gold slides amid easing import curbs; silver tanks
Gold continued its southward journey for the fourth straight session at the domestic bullion market due to reduced demand from jewellery stockists and retailers. Elsewhere, silver took a major bearish hit and plunged below the Rs 36,000 mark on the back of frantic sell-off by speculative traders amid weak industrial buying. Standard gold (99.5 purity) dropped by Rs 165 to end at Rs 26,000 per 10 grams against Friday's level of Rs 26,165.
Return of youth from Syria-Iraq a new challenge: Director IB
Terming Pakistan-based terror groups like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad a constant security threat, Director of Intelligence Bureau Asif Ibrahim today said return of the battle-hardened youth from Iraq and Syria poses a new challenge to the country. "Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad remain a constant threat to our national security," he said addressing the 49th annual conference of DGPs, IGPs of all States, Union Territories and Central Police...
Modi meets Merkel, Saudi Crown Prince
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a keenly-anticipated meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel here during which she said her country is looking forward to his visit, amid deepening bilateral ties. During the meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit, Merkel told Modi that Germany is looking forward to his visit. "Our relations are deepening...Waiting for your visit," a tweet posted by External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said.
1 killed in TMC-BJP clash in Birbhum
One person was killed and another injured today in a clash between supporters of ruling Trinamool Congress and BJP at Parui in Birbhum district, the police said. Sheikh Jasim, suspected to be a BJP supporter of Chowmondalpur village, was shot dead early this morning when they were attacked allegedly by Trinamool Congress members in the village, the police said. Superintendent of Police Birbhum Alok Rajoria visited the village today.
Karat welcomes unity bid of erstwhile Janata Parivar
CPI(M) General Secretary Prakash Karat today welcomed the ongoing efforts of unity among the constituents of erstwhile Janata Parivar to take on a resurgent BJP saying the Left parties will coordinate with them in Parliament. "We welcome the ongoing bid by the erstwhile constituents of Janata Parivar to come together....it will definitely strengthen the opposition unity against the ruling NDA government at the Centre," Karat told reporters here.
Santali film celeb Dasrath Hansdah fights J'khand poll
Renowned Santali film personality Dasrath Hansdah has taken a plunge into electoral politics by contesting as an independent candidate in the ensuing five-phase Jharkhand Assembly polls beginning from November 25. Dasrath, who is the first film personage from the Santali filmdom to fight an election in the state, is taking on the state Industry Minister Champai Soren and BJP?s first-timer Ganesh Mahali in the Seraikela constituency.
BJP urges Centre to review power projects in Arunachal
BJP has alleged irregularities in the MoUs signed by the Arunachal Pradesh government with various hydro power developers and urged the Centre to review them. In a letter to Union Minister of State for Energy Piyush Goyal, state BJP Vice-president Sotai Kri urged him to review the MoUs signed by the state government to build dams and other hydro power projects across the state.
Botched surgeries: Maoists seek C'garh CM's resignation
The outlawed CPI (Maoist) has blamed Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and state Health Minister Amar Agrawal for the deaths of 13 women during a recent sterilisation drive and sought their resignation. The Maoists dropped pamphlets and put up banners in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district protesting against the sterilisation tragedy. "The pamphlets and posters were recovered from a road near Kumharras village under Dantewada police station limits last...
Molestation of LKG kid: Two senior students arrested
Two students at a private school were arrested today for allegedly molesting a four-and-a-half-year-old girl studying in LKG class in the same institution at Parakkadavu near Nadapuram in the district. The accused, both 18-year-old boys, are pursuing 'religious education' in the same campus run by a minority educational and charity organisation. They have been charged under IPC 376 (rape) and relevant provisions of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act, police...
Repatriation of black money kept abroad is a priority: PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today unequivocally said that repatriation of black money kept abroad is a "priority" for his government, as he sought close global coordination to achieve this objective.
Man kills infant son for crying continuously
A man allegedly killed his infant son for crying continuously in Sidpura area today, police said here. Vineet attacked his three-and-a-half-month-old son David with a kitchen knife for crying continuously in Chandpur village this morning, they said. Vineet slit David's throat with the knife, killing him on the spot. He has been arrested, they said.
'Modi govt paying attention to power-starved eastern states'
Keeping politics at bay, the Narendra Modi government is paying special attention towards eastern states, including Bihar, for improving power situation, Union Minister for Power Piyush Goyal said today. "We have clear cut instruction from Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend all help to eastern states including Bihar to make them self-reliant in the power sector," Goyal told reporters.
PMK brainstorming session to discuss 2016 assly poll strategy
A two-day brainstorming session of PMK will be held here on November 20 and 21 to discuss strategies for the next Assembly polls, scheduled in 2016. Party President G K Mani today said that a special session of PMK's Executive Council will be held on November 20, followed by a special General Council meeting the next day.
Triumphant comet probe sends last-gasp data from 'alien world'
Robot probe Philae has uploaded a slew of last-minute data to Earth from a comet in deep space, before going to sleep at the conclusion of a historic exploration, ground controllers said. Data streamed in as soon as Europe's pioneering robot lab reestablished late-night contact with its orbiting mothership, Rosetta, but its limited battery soon started wavering.
Defamation case:Naqvi acquitted after Sabir Ali withdraws plea
Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi was today acquitted in a criminal defamation case against him by former JD(U) leader Sabir Ali after the court was told that the two have reached a settlement. Ali had on September 16 sought a "written apology" from Naqvi, who is minister state for minority affairs in the Modi Cabinet, for allegedly linking him with arrested Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal.
Reform process bound to face resistance: PM
As he seeks to accelerate his economic reform drive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said reform process is bound to face resistance and wanted it to be insulated from political pressures. Making a strong pitch for economic reforms, Mold told fellow G20 leaders at a Retreat here that reforms should lead to simplification of processes and that methods of governance must be reformed.
Terrific, if Aus-India could ink FTA deal in one year: Abbott
Asserting that it was time to commence work with India on a bilateral free trade agreement, Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said it would be "terrific" if Australia could ink the deal within a year.
Fadnavis govt wins trust vote in Maharashtra Assembly
The 13-day-old BJP government headed by Devendra Fadnavis today won the confidence motion in Maharashtra Assembly by a voice vote, amid protests by former ally Shiv Sena. As the motion seeking vote of confidence in the BJP government moved by MLA Ashish Shelar was passed in the House where the ruling party is in minority, Shiv Sena MLAs stormed the Well seeking division of votes. "The motion has been passed," Speaker Haribhau Bagade announced in the din.
PM Modi debuts on Instagram, posts picture from Myanmar
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, known for his social media prowess, today made his debut on Instagram, sharing a picture from the venue of the ASEAN and EAST Asia summits here. "Hello World! Great being on Instagram. My first photo ...this one from the ASEAN Summit, @Nay Pyi Taw," Modi said in a post on his Twitter account.
Modi to meet top Aus business leaders at Melbourne roundtable
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet top Australian business leaders, including BHP Billiton CEO Andrew Mackenzie and HSBC Bank Australia CEO Tony Cripps, at a roundtable in Melbourne next week. The meeting will take place at the Government's house on November 18 after Modi has attended the G20 summit in Brisbane.
Coal scam case: Court directs CBI to further investigate
A special court today directed CBI to further investigate a coal blocks allocation case involving Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd (NPPL) and its officials in which the agency has filed two final reports. Special CBI Judge Bharat Parashar ordered further probe in the case and directed the CBI to file its progress report on December 16. "Vide separate detailed order matter has been sent for further investigation.
Protesting Indian boxer facing long ban, says AIBA
The Indian boxer who refused to accept her Asian Games bronze medal in a protest over the judging can expect a heavy punishment, the head of the sport's governing body AIBA said today. L. Sarita Devi lost in the semifinals of the women's lightweight competition at Incheon, South Korea, in September, and tried to give her medal to her opponent at the presentation ceremony as a protest.