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Sushmita Dutta

Sushmita Dutta

WB Assembly Elections 2016: Will Mamata Banerjee be able to retain Bengal?

What initially appeared to be a cakewalk for Mamata Banerjee and her party Trinamool Congress (TMC), the 2016 West Assembly State Elections has now taken an intense turn. The ousted Left and beleaguered Congress have buried their differences to take a shot at ousting the incumbent Trinamool government in the state.

Jat reservation stir: As it happened on Monday

The Haryana government has informed the Supreme Court that water from Munak canal will reach Delhi by this evening.

Pathankot terror attack: As it happened

In a major security breach, terrorists entered a frontline Indian Air Force (IAF) base near this town in northern Punjab early Saturday and engaged the security forces in a fierce gunfight. However, after around 15-hours of a fierce gun-battle Indian Army commandos killed all the five terrorists.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe visits Varanasi with PM Narendra Modi: As it happened

Japan and India agreed several high-profile deals on Saturday on high-speed rail, defence technology, and a memorandum of understanding on civil nuclear cooperation.

Tamil Nadu floods: MeT predicts seven more days of rains, Chennai airport shut till Sunday

The unprecedented rains, the worst in 100 years, have battered Tamil Naidu's northern districts such as Chennai, Tiruvallur, Kanchipuram and Cuddalore. In the last spell of rains, around 180 people had died in the four districts. According to a joint statement by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) and Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, Tamil Naidu's weather is under observation for the next 72 hours as the rain in the next 48 hours is going to be comparatively heavy.

Chennai floods: Events as they unfolded on Wednesday

IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rains for Tamil Nadu till Thursday.

'Brain drain' can become 'brain gain' for India: PM Modi in Silicon Valley

PM Narendra Modi, 65, is the first Indian leader to visit the US West Coast in more than 30 years. On Day 2 of his Silicon Valley tour, PM Modi visited Facebook and Google Inc headquarters before addressing a mega event at the San Jose Convention Center that was attended by nearly 18,000 people. Here are the LIVE updates:

PM Modi in Silicon Valley: As it happened on day one

'Digital India' is an enterprise to transform India in a scale unmatched anywhere in the world and it has the potential to make development truly inclusive, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said while speaking about his ambitious Digital India initiative before a gathering of Silicon Valley CEOs. 

Moderate intensity dust storm, rains sweep Delhi-NCR region; flights affected

A massive dust storm accompanied by heavy rain swept the national capital and the adjoining NCR region on Saturday evening, bringing relief to people from the intense heat. But it also affected the road traffic and flight movement by bringing the visibility almost down to zero.

Salman Khan thanks fans for prayers and support

A much-relieved Bollywood actor Salman Khan took to social media to give his first response after his 5-year jail sentence was suspended on Friday.

AAP has become a party of VIPs and VVIPs in 50 days: Congress' Ajay Maken

The chief of Delhi unit chief of the Congress party, Ajay Maken, on Sunday mocked at Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party by calling it a 'party of VIP and VVIPs'.

Arvind Kejriwal relaunches anti-graft helpline, says will act against AAP members too, if they are wrong

In order to curb down corruption in the national capital, Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Sunday re-launched an anti-graft helpline number (1031) by making a mock call against a local food inspector amid cheer.

INS Mumbai unable to enter Aden port, Navy says evacuation carried out in war-like situation

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Saturday that due to heavy shelling in Aden, an Indian warship which was sent to evacuate the stranded Indians in Yemen, is unable to enter the port and is evacuating them from outside the harbour.

BJP, Congress spar over credit for CBI probe into IAS officer DK Ravi's death case

A credit war has broken out between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress over the transfer of death case of IAS officer DK Ravi to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for investigation.

PM Modi writes to Nawaz Sharif, calls for Indo-Pak bilateral dialogue in terror free atmosphere

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday extended greetings to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif on the occasion of 'Pakistan National Day'.

Mufti govt releases Hurriyat hardliner leader Masarat Alam from Baramulla jail

Ignoring the opposition from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Mufti Mohd Sayeed government in Jammu Kashmir, Saturday, released chief of Muslim league and senior Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam from Baramulla jail.

Adivasi massacre didn't turn into ethnic violence due to Centre's quick response: Bishnoi

Inspector General of Police (BTAD)​, Dr LR Bishnoi, has been heading various posts like DIG and IGP (Eastern range) in Assam Police since 1992. Bodo Territorial Area District comprises four areas of lower Assam- Kokrajhar, Baksa, Udalgiri and Chirang.

Assembly polls 2015: Can Ajay Maken save Congress’ sinking ship in Delhi?

Ajay Maken, a former union minister, has been handed the baton to lead the Congress' fight in Delhi Assembly Elections 2015. Maken, also the face of Congress' campaign committee, will seek to regain the party’s lost ground in the national capital.

Armed Forces Flag Day: Their selfless dedication is outstanding, PM Modi tweets

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed to the people of the country to contribute generously towards welfare of our Armed Forces, on the occasion of the Armed Forces Flag Day.

ISRO's GSAT-16 satellite launched, PM Narendra Modi calls it a 'major asset'

India's advanced communications satellite GSAT-16 was carried into orbit by an European Ariane 5 rocket, that blasted off from the Kourou spaceport in French Guiana in the wee hours of Sunday morning, ISRO said. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Broadcasting Minister of State Rajyavardhan Rathore applauded the ISRO scientists.

PM Narendra Modi pays tribute to BR Ambedkar on 'Mahaparinirwan Diwas'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to Bharat Ratna Babasahib Dr BR Ambedkar on 'Mahaparinirwan Diwas'.

Phil Hughes funeral: As it happened...

Cricketing luminaries bid an emotional farewell to Phillip Hughes at a funeral service held in his home town Wednesday, as Australia stopped to remember the popular batsman whose death from a freak injury sent shockwaves through the sport.

Modi govt ready to face 'stormy' Winter Session from today, TMC set to stage dharna

Fresh from its Assembly polls successes, a confident Narendra Modi-led NDA government is expected to push for the passage of key economic bills, including on the insurance sector, in the Winter Session of Parliament beginning from Monday.



Can Arjun Munda ensure BJP’s victory in Jharkhand?

Arjun Munda, the three-time chief minister of Jharkhand, may reckon himself as the front-runner for the CM's post, but Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah's statement that his party would go to polls in the state under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership, has opened up the field for other hopefuls.

How can Modi’s 'Clean India Mission' spread ‘poison of hatred’?

This year on Children’s Day, Narendra Modi-led NDA government had come up with a unique idea of ‘Bal Swachhata Abhiyan’ which was jointly carried out by the education and health departments from November 14 to19 in various schools.

The campaign had been launched with an aim to provide an opportunity for the young generation to understand the necessity of cleanliness.