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Vajpayee: The PM who won Bengal’s heart

Vajpayee: The PM who won Bengal’s heart

KOLKATA: Few Prime Ministers could win people’s hearts in Bengal that has always been at odds with the Centre since the days of Partition. If Indira Gandhi had done it with her role during the Bangladesh Liberation War, did it with his inclusive politics, his liberal face, gift of the gab, and the poet in him. Senior Kolkatans still recount […]

Elderly man shot for protesting gamblers’ ruckus

Elderly man shot for protesting gamblers’ ruckus

KOLKATA: In a reflection of growing intolerance and brazen violence, a 75-yearold man was gunned down at Belghoria when he protested against some youths gambling and creating ruckus on Wednesday night. Two youngsters were arrested on Thursday. The incident took place around 10.30pm, when four youths were gambling over a game of carom in a room owned by Zainul Haque, […]

Hisar airport inaugurated, flights may take 2 months to start

Hisar airport inaugurated, flights may take 2 months to start

HISAR: While inaugurating Haryana’s first airport at on the 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday, chief minister announced that flights would start after two months. He said six flights in a week would be started by private aviation company Pinnacle Airlines from Hisar to Delhi and Chandigarh. The CM said the passengers would be charged Rs 1,450 per ticket whereas Rs […]

Ganja seized, 2 cloth merchants held

Ganja seized, 2 cloth merchants held

MANGALURU: The have seized 1.4 kg of valued at Rs 20,000 and arrested two in this regard at the Bajpe police station limits. Police said acting on a that readymade garment shop owners were selling ganja, they raided a shop situated in Kaikamba and found 1.4 kg ganja. They have arrested shop owner Mohammed Nawaz and salesman Mohammed Riyaz under […]

Ganja makes deep inroads into Western Ghats

Ganja makes deep inroads into Western Ghats

Samarth (name changed), a fun-loving youngster from employed in Dubai, was elated to return home on vacation. His happiness had less to do with homecoming, it had to do with fresh he had managed to get his hands on soon after his arrival. “I bought it from a peddler who purchased it from Shikaripura,” said Samarth during a casual chat. […]

Landslide in Karnataka: Traffic banned on Shiradi Ghat stretch till August 25

Landslide in Karnataka: Traffic banned on Shiradi Ghat stretch till August 25

MANGALURU: The Dakshina Kannada District Administration has banned movement of all vehicles on the stretch of the Bengaluru-Mangaluru 75 till August 25, 6am. This decision was taken after reviewing the current situation and to safeguard the travelling public on that route. The incessant rains in the Ghat section from the past one week has led to numerous landslides, trapping the […]

Indian Coast Guard saves 43 lives off Karnataka, Kerala since Aug 12

Indian Coast Guard saves 43 lives off Karnataka, Kerala since Aug 12

MANGALURU: (ICG) headquarters of Karnataka at Panambur here has been busy since August 12. Reeling under unprecedented rains and , ICG ships and operations centre of in co-ordinated efforts have been able to successfully save 43 lives in various operations. These included eight lives off Bhatkal, six off Malpe, nine off Surathkal, 10 off Talapady and equal number off Kasaragod. […]