Raman Singh resigns as Chhattisgarh CM

Just former Chhattisgarh CM, Raman Singh.

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh resigned Tuesday taking moral responsibility for the BJP's stunning defeat in Assembly elections. "I take moral responsibility for the defeat," Raman Singh, who was Chief Minister for 15 years, said as it became clear that the Congress was headed for a thumping victory in the 90-member Assembly. He said he would continue to serve the state while in the opposition ranks. I have submitted my...

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Final phase of J&K panchayat polls ends peacefully

Final phase of J&K panchayat polls ends peacefully

Srinagar: Voting ended peacefully Tuesday for the ninth and final phase of the panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir amid tight security. No untoward incident was reported from anywhere during the polls that started at 8 a.m. and ended at 2 p.m. An overall 38.8 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the final phase, which was held only in the Kashmir division where 452 polling stations had been set up....

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OPCC hopes for relief for Odisha in Mahanadi issue

OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik (L) with Congress President Rahul Gandhi, Biramitrapur MLA George Tirkey and Jitendra Singh (R). Representative photo (OP)

Bhubaneswar: With Congress set to form the government in neigbouring Chhattisgarh, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee Tuesday expressed confidence that there could be some relief for the state on the Mahanadi water dispute. Chhattisgarh has been accused of constructing projects on the upstream of Mahanadi river and blocking the flow of water down stream to Odisha. Congress has all along stood by Odisha in the water dispute. The matter is now pending...

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MNF wins Mizoram, Congress’ last Northeast state

MNF wins Mizoram, Congress' last Northeast state

Aizawl: Securing an absolute majority in the 40-member Mizoram Assembly, the MNF Tuesday returned to power after a decade, crushing the Congress and ousting it from power in the last Northeastern state it ruled. The Mizo National Front (MNF), which got only five seats in the 2013 Assembly polls, secured 21 seats and was leading in five more while the ruling Congress won only five seats. The Congress had taken power...

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Bhubaneswar: The Netherlands rode on a brace by Thijs Dam Van to storm into the quarterfinals of the Men’s Hockey World Cup after thrashing a hapless Canada 5-0 in a cross-over match at the Kalinga Stadium here Tuesday. The Dutch were in a scoring spree as Thijs (40th and 58th minutes), Lars Balk (16th), Robbert Kemperman (20th) and...

Belgium players (in red) celebrate after scoring a goal against Pakistan at Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar, Tuesday

Red Lions hunt down Pakistan

Bhubaneswar: Pakistan’s miserable campaign at the Men’s hockey World Cup finally came to an end after Olympic silver medallists Belgium thrashed the four-time champions 5-0 in the third cross-over match at the Kalinga Stadium here, Tuesday. While Pakistan will pack their bags and return home, Belgium will take Germany in the quarterfinals, Thursday. Staring the match as...

Chelsea fans abuse Manchester City’s Raheem Sterling during their EPL match Saturday at Stamford Bridge

‘Racial abuse to Sterling not new’

London: Former Manchester United defender Gary Neville has claimed that Manchester City star Raheem Sterling endured years of ‘vicious’ abuse before the alleged racist slurs directed at him by Chelsea fans Saturday. Sterling was subjected to reported racist abuse from Chelsea fans during City’s 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge. Chelsea have suspended four supporters while they continue...

5 state assembly elections

These were not just ordinary elections. Nor can the indications be ignored. With about 65 Lok Sabha seats involved in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh alone, the points to ponder for the future are many. One of the points is that the Congress had won only three seats from these states in the last elections in 2014....

New RBI Governor: A journey from North Block to Mint Street

New Delhi: For a career bureaucrat who was equally at ease with three different finance ministers, the journey from North Block to Mint Street has often seen him adopting a non-confrontist approach and building consensus on tackling tricky issues. Shaktikanta Das may be the right man in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that has seen a...

Meet Germany’s hottest woman cop; more pics inside

Adrienne Koleszár is the hottest woman cop of Germany. She was working as a Dresden police commissioner. But now, she is dubbed as the law enforcement officer "Germany's hottest policewoman." She managed to keep her job for a while after that, her department apparently fine with her internet presence. She's been a little cagey about it, but it may be...

Girls share nude selfies for bank loans in China

A trend is fast catching amid Chinese girls who borrow money from in exchange of their naked pictures. The girls finance their needs by using their nude photographs as collateral. Loan sharks ask female students to send nude pictures for the loan. Hundreds of photos and videos of naked women were used as collateral for loans till...

Kiara Advani excited over special appearance in ‘Kalank’

Mumbai: Actress Kiara Advani is excited about her special appearance in Abhishek Varman's period drama "Kalank". Kiara interacted with the media at the launch of a Bluestone store here Tuesday. On her upcoming projects, she said: "I am very excited for my special appearance in 'Kalank' since it's a huge film and it's the first time I am...

Shaktikanta Das appointed new RBI Governor

New Delhi: Former bureaucrat Shaktikanta Das, who spearheaded the post-demonetisation normalisation of the economy, was Tuesday named the new governor of the Reserve Bank of India. Das, 61, replaces Urjit Patel, who shocked the establishment and markets by announcing his exit from the central bank Monday. Das will have a three-year term, an official order said. He...

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