Kerala High Court rejects petition against bail to IAS officer

New Delhi: The Kerala High Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking cancellation of the bail granted to suspended IAS officer Sriram Venkitaraman, who was arrested for alleged drunken driving that caused the death of a journalist. Dismissing the plea moved by the state government, challenging a magistrate court’s order granting bail to Venkitaraman, Justice […]

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Goa government to act against overcharging hotels

New Delhi: The Goa government on Friday told the state Legislative Assembly that it will take action against the hotels that are charging exorbitant rates, which it said is affecting the tourism industry in the state. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said the state government has come to know that several hotels were overcharging the customers, […]

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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee agrees to live coverage of meeting with protesting docs

New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee gave consent for live coverage of the proposed meeting with agitating junior doctors on Monday, paving way for a solution to the week-long impasse. The state government had earlier turned down the striking doctors’ demand for live telecast of the meeting, scheduled to be held later in […]

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami calls on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, discusses projects

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami Saturday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence here and discussed State specific projects. Palaniswami also handed over a memorandum on various development projects to the Prime Minister, a State government release said. Later, the Chief Minister visited Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari […]

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Calcutta High Court refuses to pass interim order on doctors’ strike

New Delhi: The Calcutta High Court on Friday refused to pass any interim order on the strike by junior doctors at state-run hospitals in protest against the attack on two of their colleagues by family members of a patient. A division bench comprising Chief Justice TBN Radhakrishnan and Justice Suvra Ghosh asked the state government […]

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Cyclone Vayu: Power supply disrupted in 560 Gujarat villages

New Delhi: Power supply has been disrupted in nearly 560 villages of Gujarat due to cyclone Vayu and all efforts are on to restore it, an official said on Thursday. The Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL) chalked out an action plan well in advance in view of the cyclone threat, the state government-promoted company’s […]

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West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi Meets Prime Minister Narendra Modi

New Delhi: West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday amid incidents of political violence in the state over which the Home Ministry has issued an advisory to the state government. Tripathi told reporters before the meeting that it was a courtesy call as he had not called on the […]

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