Will offer shelter to anyone in distress who comes knocking on our door: Mamata on Bangladesh situation

BJP leaders, not PM Modi, behind misuse of CBI, ED: Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Sunday said that in the wake of the escalating violence in Bangladesh, she would keep the doors of her state open for people in distress from the neighbouring country and offer them shelter. Banerjee referred to the United Nations Resolution on refugees as justification for her stand over the possible humanitarian crisis that may emerge on account of the severe law and order breakdown...

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JD(U), YSRCP, BJD demand special category status for Bihar, AP, Odisha in all-party meet

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New Delhi: Congress leader Jairam Ramesh Sunday said that in the all-party meeting ahead of Parliament session, the JD(U) and the YSRCP demanded special category status for Bihar and Andhra Pradesh respectively but "strangely" the TDP kept quiet on the matter. BJD leader Sasmit Patra told reporters that his party demanded special category status for Odisha. In a post on X, Ramesh, who was present at the meeting said, “In today's...

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Boy infected with Nipah in Kerala dead, says Health Minister Veena George

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Kozhikode: The 14-year-old boy from Kerala's Malappuram, who was undergoing treatment here for Nipah infection, died Sunday, state Health Minister Veena George said. George said the boy from Pandikkad suffered a massive cardiac arrest at 10.50am Sunday and efforts to revive him failed. "He was on ventilator support. The urine output had reduced this morning. After a massive cardiac arrest, the revival efforts failed and he passed away at 11.30am," George...

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Bangladesh’s top court scales back government jobs quota after deadly unrest killed scores

Dhaka: Bangladesh's top court Sunday scaled back a controversial quota system for government job applicants, in a partial victory for student protesters after days of nationwide unrest and deadly clashes between police and demonstrators that have killed scores of people. Students, frustrated by shortages of good jobs, have been demanding an end to a quota that reserved 30% of government jobs for relatives of veterans who fought in Bangladesh's war of...

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Still time to roll back Kanwar eatery order: RLD leader Jayant

Muzaffarnagar (UP): BJP ally Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary Sunday demanded the Uttar Pradesh government roll back its order that eateries along the Kanwar route must display the names of their owners. He said kanwariyas ask no-one their religion when they seek any service from them, neither should the matter (serving the kanwariyas) be linked to...

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Govt clears consideration of private member’s bill on free internet

New Delhi: The government has cleared the consideration of a private member's bill that seeks to grant every citizen the right to free internet access while ensuring equal access to people from backward and remote regions of the country. "No citizen shall be liable to pay any kind of fee or charges or expenses which may prevent...

 

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