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Election results: Why BJP’s sweep in UP could be ominous for Mamata Banerjee

Avijit Ghosal and Ravik Bhattacharya Kolkata: West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee(PTI File Photo) At the pinnacle of her political career, Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress boss Mamata Banerjee is a worried person after the election results in the five states. The comfort with which she can rule her state in the near and […]

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Murder case registered against Raja Bhaiya

Rae Bareli (UP): A case of murder was registered against Kunda MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya.(File Photo) A case of murder was registered on Saturday against controversial Kunda MLA, Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya and four others in connection with the death of a youth in a road accident in Rae Bareli. […]

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BJP revokes expulsion of Dayashankar Singh, removed for remark against Mayawati

Lucknow: Dayashankar Singh was the BJP’s vice-president in Uttar Pradesh when he was expelled in July for linking Mayawati to a prostitute, triggering outrage.(HT File Photo) The BJP revoked on Sunday the expulsion of Uttar Pradesh leader Dayashankar Singh, who was thrown out of the party last year over his controversial remarks on Bahujan Samaj […]

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Martyrdom of our jawans will not go in vain: Rajnath Singh on Sukma attack

PTI: Home minister Rajnath Singh described the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel as a ‘cowardly act’.(HT File Photo) Describing the Maoist attack on CRPF personnel as a “cowardly act”, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday the sacrifices of jawans will not go in vain. “It is an unfortunate and sad attack on security […]

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Sukma ambush: Death toll in Maoist attack on CRPF personnel rises to 12

A security personnel injured in the Maoist attack in Bheji area of Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Saturday.(HT Photo ) Suspected Maoist rebels ambushed a road opening party of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday and killed at least 12 troopers in insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. The attack took place at 9.10am near Kotacheru […]

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Assembly elections 2017: How BJP won and the SP, BSP lost the Dalit vote in UP

The grand success of the BJP in the 2017 elections of Uttar Pradesh can be owed to its social engineering strategy crafted by Amit Shah(Arun Sharma/HT PHOTO) The grand success of the BJP in the 2017 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh can be attributed to its social engineering strategy crafted by Amit Shah. He successfully […]

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Five suicides in two months: CISF must focus on counselling and de-stressing

A CISF personnel at 1D domestic airport, New Delhi. (Representative Photo)(Arvind Yadav/HT) On January 5, a Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) sub-inspector used his service revolver to commit suicide at a Delhi Metro station. On January 16, a CISF constable used his service rifle to commit suicide while on duty at the Kempegowda International Airport […]

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NIA releases 2 Pakistani teens arrested for Uri attack

Soldiers arrive at the army base which was attacked by suspected Pakistani militants in Uri.(AP FILE) The country’s top anti-terror agency on Wednesday released two Pakistani boys arrested on charges of aiding the September 18 Uri attack and handed them over to the army to be sent back home. Clearing the two classmates of all […]

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CoBRA soldiers gun down 4 Maoists in Gaya encounter

Four bodies of the Maoists were recovered from the encounter site in the interiors of Banskatwa, 200 km from Patna. (PTI file photo) PATNA: Four Maoists, including a self-styled zonal commander, were killed in a fierce gunbattle with security forces in Banskatwa forest area in Bihar’s Gaya district on Wednesday. This is the first big achievement […]

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Over 100 open defecation free districts in country: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo) The Clean India mission has become a mass movement and over 100 districts across the country have become open defecation free (ODF), Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday. “I am glad that the Swachh Bharat Mission is a mass movement, with over 100 districts now open defecation free,” he […]

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