KATHMANDU: The Unified CPN-Maoist today issued a press release telling its rank and file to be ready to make Tuesday’s general strike a success. The release issued by party Spokesperson Dinanath Sharma said news reports that the parties had forged ... Himalayan times, 1 week ago
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The five-day coal strike entered its second day on Wednesday, causing production loss of an estimated Rs 300 crore (Rs 3 billion), amid growing fears of a possible power crisis in the event of thermal plants running out of fuel supplies. While the talks resumed today between the government and the trade unions to end the strike -- which is being billed as the biggest industrial action in nearly four decades – nearly five lakh workers, including that of PSU behemoth Coal India Ltd (CIL), ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago CIL strike: Power outages likely in north, east India Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Youngster Abhimanyu Easwaran showed the way with a majestic 150 against Tamil Nadu to take bottom-placed Bengal in sight of their first outright win this season in the Ranji Trophy group A fixture in Kolkata. The 19-year-old, who idolises Rahul Dravid, showed solid temperament required at this level as he stood tall in a marathon undefeated innings spanning seven hours and seven minutes, and was unnerved even as his senior partner Manoj Tiwary missed a century by three runs in Bengal's imposing ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Guwahati : Operations were today intensified against NDFB(S) militants along the border with Arunachal Pradesh even as the death toll in the massacre rose to 81. Normal life was, meanwhile, disrupted by a bandh called by several organisations in ...IndiaTV News, 1 month ago
An ablazed village house of Bodo resident burnt by the tribal villagers as they retaliate after attacks by National Democratic Front of Bodoland militants, in Balidaga on Wednesday. All photographs: PTI Photo Violence surged in Assam on Wednesday as the toll in the massacre of tribals by Bodo militants rose to 65 including 21 women and 18 children, sparking a retaliation in which Bodo homes and a police station were attacked leaving three persons dead allegedly in police firing. As authorities ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan plans to execute around 500 militants in coming weeks, officials said today, after the government lifted a moratorium on the death penalty in terror cases following a Taliban school massacre. Six militants have been hanged since Friday ...Himalayan times, 1 month ago
Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday dashed off to Afghanistan to seek extradition of Taliban leader Mullah Fazlluah, whose group claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on an army school in Peshawar, which left 141 people, mostly children, dead. General Raheel’s emergency visit to Kabul came after Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif spoke to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on the issue of militancy. “General Raheel Sharif is going to Kabul to talk about this ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
It is a case of the proverbial slip between the cup and the lip. Several hundred retail investors who bid for shares in the offer for sale (OFS) of Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) last week have not received the promised five per cent discount. Last-minute changes in the OFS mechanism and data entry glitches have led to the loss, brokers and investors told Business Standard. The Union government raised Rs 1,700 crore (Rs 17 billion) on Friday by selling a five per ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
World Cup bronze medallists Argentina stunned Olympic champions Germany 3-0 in their concluding Pool B match to end their league engagements in the Hero Champions Trophy hockey tournament, in Bhubaneswar, on a high note. Following Tuesday’s victory, Argentina ended their pool engagements with six points from two wins, while Germany finished with just three points, courtesy the 1-0 win over India earlier in the tournament. In the day's other matches, Australia proved too good for Pakistan, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Unfazed by the recent terror attacks, a 58 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the third phase of the assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday that involved 16 seats --all in the Valley -- as they continued to ignore boycott calls. State chief electoral officer, Umang Narula said the highest turnout of 82.14 percent was recorded in Chrar-i-Sharief assembly constituency of district Budgam while the lowest voter turnout of 30 percent recorded in Sopore assembly constituency of ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago Action replay in J-K: 71% polling in 2nd phase, likely to go up Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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