Oppn voice muffled in Tripura Assembly, says CPI(M) legislator

Accusing Deputy Speaker Biswabandhu Sen of political bias, Opposition CPI (M) MLAs Thursday alleged their voices were muffled in the Assembly.
The deputy speaker was presiding over the interim Budget session in the Assembly in absence of Speaker Reb…

Accusing Deputy Speaker Biswabandhu Sen of political bias, Opposition CPI (M) MLAs Thursday alleged their voices were muffled in the Assembly. The deputy speaker was presiding over the interim Budget session in the Assembly in absence of Speaker Rebati Mohan Das. Tapan Chakraborty, the CPI(M) chief whip in the House, said the opposition bench legislators were not allowed to speak on a Calling Attention Notice, moved by CPI (M) MLAs Shyamal Chakraborty and Sahid Choudhury to highlight the plight of paddy farmers in Sepahijala district in view of the rising water level at Rudrasagar Lake. Choudhury walked out of the House in protest, he said. We were not allowed to speak, but a ruling party MLA was given nearly 15 minutes to make irrelevant statements. Our MLAs were forced to remain silent. The deputy speaker was partial in his approach, Chakraborty told reporters. There is no freedom of speech in the House, he said. We severely condemn the role of the deputy speaker in ...

Amarinder visits border areas; welcomes Imran’s announcement on pilot’s release

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement on the release of the captured IAF officer, terming it “a goodwill gesture that would help ease the prevailing tensions at the border”.

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday welcomed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan's announcement on the release of the captured IAF officer, terming it "a goodwill gesture that would help ease the prevailing tensions at the border".

HC rejects Sasikala-Dhinakaran plea for ‘two leaves’ poll symbol

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed pleas of V.K. Sasikala and T.T.V Dhinakaran challenging the EC decision of awarding the ‘two leaves’ symbol and the AIADMK name to a faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami.

The Delhi High Court on Friday dismissed pleas of V.K. Sasikala and T.T.V Dhinakaran challenging the EC decision of awarding the 'two leaves' symbol and the AIADMK name to a faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E.K. Palaniswami.

Himachal to receive more rain, snowfall till March 5

Himachal Pradesh is expected to receive more rain and snowfall till March 5 as the meteorological department on Thursday issued a fresh ‘yellow’ warning.
The weatherman has forecast heavy snowfall and rain in mid hills whereas thunderstorm accompanied …

Himachal Pradesh is expected to receive more rain and snowfall till March 5 as the meteorological department on Thursday issued a fresh 'yellow' warning. The weatherman has forecast heavy snowfall and rain in mid hills whereas thunderstorm accompanied by hail in low hills and plains on Saturday and Sunday. Cold wave conditions have further intensified and the minimum temperatures dipped after fresh snowfall in many parts of the state. Dalhousie received snowfall of 15 cm, followed by Kufri (8 cm), Kalpa (5 cm), Shimla (3.8 cm) and Manali (1 cm). The minimum temperature in Kufri, Manali, Dalhousie, Shimla and Solan was recorded at minus 6.5, minus 3.6, minus 3.5, minus 2 and minus 0.5 degrees Celsius respectively. Tribal district Lahaul and Spiti's administrative centre Keylong continued to be the coldest place recording a low of minus 13 degrees Celsius, whereas the minimum temperature in Kinnaur's Kalpa was minus 7.6 degrees Celsius.

Customs seizes over 32 kg gold from Afghan national

In a big haul, the Customs Department Thursday claimed to have seized over 32 kg gold from an Afghan national, who has been put under arrest.
The gold weighing 32.65 kg was seized from Adel Saeed Ghulam, an official statement by the Commissioner (Custo…

In a big haul, the Customs Department Thursday claimed to have seized over 32 kg gold from an Afghan national, who has been put under arrest. The gold weighing 32.65 kg was seized from Adel Saeed Ghulam, an official statement by the Commissioner (Customs) Dipak Kumar Gupta said. Gupta said the gold was concealed inside an apple consignment and was seized at the Integrated Check Post (ICP) in Attari. Ghulam was arrested under the provisions of the Customs Act, 1962, he added in the statement.