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V.K. Singh says tweets directed at media, denies offer to resign (Roundup)
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Facing flak over his tweets after attending the Pakistan Day function, Minister of State for External Affairs Gen. (retd) V.K. Singh on Tuesday said the messages were directed at sections of the media which misinterpreted his presence at the event, and refuted speculation that he had offered to resign.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:24:03 PM

Hit-and-run case: Salman's statement to be recorded from Friday
Mumbai, March 24 (IANS) A sessions court here on Tuesday directed Bollywood actor Salman to record his statement on the prosecution evidence in the 2002 hit-and-run case retrial from March 27.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:16:18 PM

Meghalaya speaker confident of winning 'trust vote'
Shillong, March 24 (IANS) Ahead of the Meghalaya assembly taking up a 'no confidence' motion against him on Wednesday, Speaker Abu Taher Mondal on Tuesday exuded confidence that the members would continue to support him.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 11:04:04 PM

SC notice to lawyers Sharma, Singh for anti-women remarks
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to advocates M.L.Sharma and A.P.Singh on a petition by the apex court's women lawyers association seeking action against them for allegedly making derogatory remarks against women in BBC documentary 'Daughter of India' on the December 16 gang rape case.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:54:05 PM

Modi condoles France air crash victims
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed grief over the air crash in France on Tuesday that is feared to have killed the 150 people on board.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:50:05 PM

Withdraw cases filed under 66A: Bengal CPI-M chief to Mamata
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Leader of Opposition in West Bengal and CPI-M state secretary Surjyakanta Mishra on Tuesday welcomed the Supreme Court judgement striking down Section 66A of the Information Technology Act and demanded the state government to withdraw all cases it had filed against people under the section.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:44:14 PM

Suicide of Bengal potato farmers shocking: Somnath
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Tuesday described as "shocking" the spate of suicides by potato farmers in West Bengal due to alleged debt, and rued that the state government has not taken any steps on the issue.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:38:10 PM

Mamata lauds Twitter Samvad
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is active on Twitter, lauded the Twitter Samvad initiative launched by the social media platform in collaboration with the Indian government on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:36:16 PM

16 new cases of swine flu in Bengal, no fresh deaths
Kolkata, March 24 (IANS) Sixteen fresh cases of swine flu have been recorded in West Bengal, taking the total figure for the state to 458, a health official said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 10:32:16 PM

1987 Hashimpura massacre was painful, says court
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) A court here has expressed concern over the deaths in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre and said it was "painful" to observe that several innocent people have been traumatised but the investigating agency failed to establish the identity of culprits.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015 9:56:14 PM

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