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Karnataka: Fate of govt formation depends on Governor’s move now

Bengaluru: Thanks to the fractured verdict as an outcome of the recently concluded general elections on 12 May, much depends upon the crucial role the State Governor takes in this regard in the formation of the new government. Although the Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the single largest party bagging 104 seats, the huge surge […]

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Amitabh Bachchan’s name struck off Rabindra Bharati University’s D Litt recipients’ list

Kolkata: The Rabindra Bharati University (RBU) has removed the name of Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan from the list of D Litt recipients this year, following a directive from Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, vice-chancellor Sabyasachi Basu Ray Chaudhury said today. Tripathi has asked the varsity to not bestow the honorary award on any person in absentia, […]

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India

Discoms to compensate consumers for unscheduled power cuts in Delhi

New Delhi: In a good news for Delhi residents, a policy that will make power discoms pay compensation to consumers for unscheduled power cuts was approved by Lt Governor Anil Baijal today.   The policy says that the discom will have to restore power within an hour of an unscheduled cut, failing which it will have […]

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Governor ought not be ‘pat’ernal or cheeky, journalists say

Chennai: A journalists’ body today demanded an apology from Banwarilal Purohit for publicly patting a woman reporter on her cheek, insisting the Tamil Nadu Governor’s conduct was “unbecoming” and “not condonable”. “The governor, being the constitutional head of the State, is expected to set an example by his words and actions. But, we are sorry to […]

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India

UP governor refers UPCOC Bill to President

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has referred the UPCOC Bill, which seeks to curb organised crime and deal strictly with those trying to foment terror, to the President for his assent. “The governor has referred the Bill to the President as it was required as per the provisions of Article 254 of the Constitution. The […]

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WB governor visits violence-hit Asansol

Asansol: West Bengal Governor KN Tripathi today held an hour-long meeting with senior police and administration officials here and took stock of the situation in violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol. The governor, who reached Asansol circuit house this morning, is scheduled to visit the violence-hit areas of Raniganj and Asansol areas later in the day. […]

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उग्रवाद नहीं बेरोज़गारी असम की मूल समस्या — राज्यपाल

बरपेटा — असम के राज्यपाल प्रो जगदीश मुखी ने निचले असम के बरपेटा ज़िला मुख्यालय-स्थित सर्किट हाउस में बुधवार को संवाददाताओं को संबोधित करते हुए कहा है कि असम की मूल समस्या उग्रवाद या कानून-व्यवस्था की ख़राब स्थिति नहीं बल्कि यहां की मूल समस्या बेरोज़गारी है। राज्यपाल ने कहा कि देश की आज़ादी के दिनों […]

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Neiphiu Rio takes oath as Nagaland CM

Kohima: NDPP leader Neiphiu Rio was today sworn in as Nagaland Chief Minister by Governor PB Acharya at a public function here. This is Rio’s fourth time as the chief minister of the Northeastern State. Rio is heading the ‘People’s Democratic Alliance’ government in partnership with the BJP in the State. BJP’s Y Patton was […]

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Cong leaders stake claim to form govt in Meghalaya

Shillong: After emerging as the single largest party in Meghalaya, the Congress staked a claim to form a government in the State at a meeting with Governor Ganga Prasad, officials and party leaders said today. A delegation of three Congress leaders Kamal Nath, Ahmed Patel and CP Joshi met the governor at 7 PM last night, […]

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India

PM meets Parrikar as hospital rubbishes rumours about his health

Panaji: Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to the hospital to enquire about Parrikar’s health. “The prime minister was in the hospital for 15 minutes in the evening. He was accompanied by Union minister Nitin Gadkari and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis,” a BJP source said. Earlier today, the hospital authorities said Parrikar is “responding well to […]