Six awarded lifer for killing man

Odagaon: A local court handed down life imprisonment to six persons after convicting them of a murder that occurred 22 years back at Keshpania village under Sarankul police limits in Nayagarh district, Saturday. The court of additional district and sessions...

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Sunday Read: How ECI pulled off India’s first-ever parliamentary elections in 1951-52

How ECI pulled off India’s first-ever parliamentary elections in 1951-52

New Delhi: A nascent Indian republic that still carried the scars of the country's Partition and whose vast majority of voters were then illiterate executed an unprecedented democratic exercise in 1951-52, surmounting a host of challenges while proving naysayers wrong. With 173 million electors and 1,874 candidates, the country's first-ever parliamentary election after independence for 489 seats in the House of the People (Lok Sabha) was conducted by the Election Commission...

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FPIs infuse Rs18,500 cr in debt market in Feb

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New Delhi: Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) continued their bullish stance on the country's debt markets with a net infusion of over Rs18,500 crore so far this month, driven by upcoming inclusion of Indian government bonds in the JP Morgan Index. This came following a net investment of over Rs 19,836 crore in January, making it the highest monthly inflow in more than six years. This was the highest inflow since June...

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Three Naxalites killed in encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh

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Kanker: Three Naxalites were killed in an encounter with security personnel in Chhattisgarh's Kanker district Sunday morning, a senior police official said. The face-off took place in a forest in Koyalibeda area when a joint team of the District Reserve Guard and the Border Security Force was out on an anti-Naxal operation, Kanker Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela said. So far, bodies of three Naxalites and two weapons have been...

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Trump wins South Carolina, easily beating Haley in her home state and closing in on GOP nomination

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Charleston (South Carolina): Donald Trump won South Carolina's Republican primary Saturday, easily beating former U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley in her home state and further consolidating his path to a third straight GOP nomination. Trump has now swept every contest that counted for Republican delegates, adding to previous wins in Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The former president's latest victory will likely increase pressure on Haley, who was...

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New Delhi: The per capita monthly household expenditure more than doubled in 2022-23 as compared to 2011-12, according to the latest study of National Sample Survey Office (NSSO). NSSO, under Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, conducted Household Consumption Expenditure Survey (HCES) during August 2022 to July 2023, an official statement said Saturday. The survey aims at...

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New Delhi: Market valuation of eight of the 10 most valued firms jumped Rs1,10,106.83 crore last week, with Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) emerging as the biggest gainer. Last week, the 30-share BSE Sensex benchmark rose 716.16 points or 0.97 per cent. RIL, ICICI Bank, Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), ITC, and Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) were...

How ECI pulled off India’s first-ever parliamentary elections in 1951-52

Sunday Read: How ECI pulled off India’s first-ever parliamentary elections in 1951-52

New Delhi: A nascent Indian republic that still carried the scars of the country's Partition and whose vast majority of voters were then illiterate executed an unprecedented democratic exercise in 1951-52, surmounting a host of challenges while proving naysayers wrong. With 173 million electors and 1,874 candidates, the country's first-ever parliamentary election after independence for 489 seats...

ISF leader arrested in Sandeshkhali for vandalism

Kolkata: Police Sunday arrested ISF leader Ayesha Bibi from the Sandeshkhali area in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district for her alleged involvement in burning poultry firms of arrested local TMC leader Shibaprasad Hazra, an officer said. Police also detained a few villagers for their alleged involvement in vandalism there, he added. "We have found her involvement...

 

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