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    Centre opposes PIL to stall Central Vista project, Delhi HC reserves verdict
    After day-long drama, 4 Trinamool leaders granted bail in Narada sting case
    • After day-long drama, 4 Trinamool leaders granted bail in Narada sting case(20:58)

      Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) After a day-long drama, four top Trinamool Congress leaders, who were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Narada sting operation case on Monday morning, were granted interim bail by a special CBI court here. The Central probe agency is likely to move the higher court in this matter.

    O2 concentrator case: Navneet Kalra sent to 3 days police custody
    Allegations fly thick and fast as political drama deepens in Bengal
    • Allegations fly thick and fast as political drama deepens in Bengal(19:10)

      Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) Amid allegations and counter allegations being levelled against each other by the leaders of both the ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition BJP inn West Bengal, Trinamool Youth Congress President Abhishek Banerjee on Monday asked all the supporters and party workers to maintain peace and have faith in the judiciary.

    Governor asks Mamata to follow rule of law
    • Governor asks Mamata to follow rule of law(16:58)

      Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) As protests and violence erupted in several parts of the city demanding the release of the Trinamool Congress leaders and the ministers arrested by the CBI in the Narada sting operation case, Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar asked Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to follow 'constitutional norms' and 'rule of law'.

    Frequent G'gram farmhouse visits by Kalra's kin led to arrest
    • Frequent G'gram farmhouse visits by Kalra's kin led to arrest(14:18)

      New Delhi, May 17 (IANS) Three back-to-back visits by businessman Navneet Kalra's brother-in-law to a Gurugram farmhouse raised suspicion leading to the arrest of the Khan Chacha restaurant's owner in connection with a probe into the black marketing of oxygen concentrators in the national capital, officials said.

    4-year-old abducted, raped in UP: accused held
    Mamata starts dharna at CBI's Kolkata office
    • Mamata starts dharna at CBI's Kolkata office(12:18)

      Kolkata, May 17 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has started a sit-in in CBI's Kolkata office to protest the arrest of four of her Trinamool Congress leaders, provoking an unusual Centre-state confrontation of sorts.

    At UNSC, India condemns rocket attack that killed Indian nurse
    Cyclone Tauktae storms over Mumbai, razes trees, damages homes
    • Cyclone Tauktae storms over Mumbai, razes trees, damages homes(09:54)

      Mumbai, May 17 (IANS) Cyclone Tauktae hit Mumbai with full fury bringing heavy rains, strong gales of over 60-75 km/hr, which wreaked havoc by uprooting scores of trees, damaged some homes, and disrupted road traffic, though there are no human casualties, officials said.

    Mamata starts dharna in CBI's Kolkata office, violence erupts (Ld)
    Credit Suisse overlooked breaches of regulations for years: Report
    Missing Kerala fishing boat located off Mangaluru, all crew safe
    • Missing Kerala fishing boat located off Mangaluru, all crew safe(20:22)

      Thiruvananthapuram, May 16 (IANS) A fishing boat, with 15 aboard, which had sailed from Beypore in Kerala's Kozhikode from May 5 and was declared missing as there was no contact with it for the past couple of days, has been located off the Mangaluru coast, it was announced on Sunday.

    Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc on Maha coast, but no casualties
    • Cyclone Tauktae wreaks havoc on Maha coast, but no casualties(20:48)

      Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) The much-feared Cyclone Tauktae finally arrived to lash the Maharashtra coast on Sunday, uprooting scores of trees, and light-poles and causing other minor damage, but there were no reports of any casualties, officials said.

    Shift MP to hospital from jail, directs Andhra HC
    • Shift MP to hospital from jail, directs Andhra HC(21:24)

      Amaravati, May 16 (IANS) The Andhra Pradesh High Court on Sunday directed that rebel Narsapuram MP, K. Raghurama Krishnam Raju, be shifted from Guntur district jail to a private hospital.

    Madras HC's intervention sought to prohibit NSE co-location services
    • Madras HC's intervention sought to prohibit NSE co-location services(15:28)

      Chennai, May 16 (IANS) The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) should be prohibited from providing the co-location facility that has already been considered as discriminatory by various authorities, including the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), according to a petition filed in the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court.

    Dhankhar-TMC confrontation peaks in Bengal
    • Dhankhar-TMC confrontation peaks in Bengal(13:52)

      Kolkata, May 16 (IANS) West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar has warned the state's newly-elected Trinamool Congress government to "not force me to use my constitutional powers", sparking a fresh artillery exchange with the ruling party.

    Yoga guru Anand Giri expelled for being in touch with family
    • Yoga guru Anand Giri expelled for being in touch with family(12:54)

      Prayagraj, May 16 (IANS) Yoga guru Mahant Anand Giri of the Bade Hanuman temple from Baghambari Math and the Niranjani Akhara has been expelled by the Shri Panchayati Akhara Niranjani for being in constant touch with his family which is against the traditions of 'sanyas'.

    Karen guerillas inflict severe casualties on Myanmar troops
    Govt ready to defend 'illegal' enforcement action if pursued by Cairn: Sources
    • Govt ready to defend 'illegal' enforcement action if pursued by Cairn: Sources(19:44)

      New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) Government and other public sector undertakings have not received any notice from courts in US and other countries for attachment of any property in pursuance to UK-based energy major Cairn Energy Plc. plea to recover $ 1.2 billion from India being the value of shares that it held in Indian entity which were later sold by the tax department.

    China enjoys sweet spot in global trade, calls US confused
    Top Jamaat leader held in B'dsh for instigating mayhem during Modi's visit
    • Top Jamaat leader held in B'dsh for instigating mayhem during Modi's visit(17:54)

      Dhaka, May 15 (IANS) Top Jamaat-e-Islami leader and listed 1971 war criminal Shahjahan Chowdhury has been arrested by the police for allegedly instigating the violence unleashed by radical outfit Hefazat-e-Islam on March 26 during Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Bangladesh, said Abdullah Al Masum, Superintendent of Police (Special Branch), Chittagong. The arrest was made on Friday night.

    ULFA (I) declares ceasefire days within Sarma's appeal, cites Covid situation
    GST Council to meet 1st time in 2021 on May 28 to discuss Covid relief
    India needs stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live
    • India needs stricter action as WhatsApp privacy policy goes live(13:38)

      New Delhi, May 15 (IANS) With the controversial WhatsApp privacy policy coming into effect from Saturday for its over 2 billion users including more than 400 million in India, industry experts emphasised that the government must implement stricter data privacy rules and restrain the Facebook-owned app as was done while banning Chinese apps to protect the sovereignty of the country.