Fishermen set sail as Gaja crosses the coast

After staying off work for a week in view of ‘Gaja’ cyclonic threat, Rameswaram fishermen ventured into the sea for fishing on Saturday after the cyclone crossed the coast in the early hours of Friday. The fishermen, who escaped unscathed when the cyclone wreaked havoc in other parts of the …

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Centre not keen to change name of West Bengal

The Centre is not keen on changing the name of West Bengal to ‘Bangla’ as it was “not in national interest,” a senior government official said on Thursday. The official said the West Bengal government’s proposal to change the State’s name to ‘Bangla’ had been sent to Ministry of External …

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Cyclone Gaja yet to make landfall

Widespread rainfall would continue over the State on Friday under the influence of Cyclone Gaja which was yet to make a landfall at the time of going to the press, according to India Meteorological Department. While a few places in north Tamil Nadu and Puducherry may experience heavy rains, several …

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BJP blocking name change: Mamata

CM raises pitchfor naming herState as Bangla West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday raised the pitch for changing the name of the State to Bangla, saying that the proposal has been lying with the Centre for a long time. Ms. Banerjee, through a long post on social media, …

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More U.P. cities on renaming list

After changing the names of Mughalsarai, Allahabad and Faizabad, BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh are demanding renaming of more places associated with Mughal and Islamic rulers. While many names are being whispered about, Muzaffarnagar, Agra and Sultanpur are among those being discussed openly. Sangeet Som, Meerut MLA, has said Muzaffarnagar …

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An Adivasi-Lambada war of attrition

A year since the beginning of their campaign for the expulsion of the Lambada tribe from the Scheduled Tribes list, the Adivasis in Telangana are looking forward to the Assembly election to help the movement gain political currency. No political party, however, has paid the kind of attention that the …

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Greater Nagaland idea worries Manipur

Officials say Centre has indicated to the State the need for the formation of such an entity Manipur has been indicated that a “Greater Nagaland” may be on the anvil as part of the final Naga agreement that is under negotiation, a State government official said. On February 23, Naga …

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