Wali Ahmad

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Kishanganj: Protest over exam cancellation turns violent, 15 students of Marwari college arrested

The students of Marwari College which is affiliated to Bhupendra Narayan Mandal University, Madhepura, were protesting against the cancellation and delay of BA Part-I examination just a day before it was to begin.

Seemanchal flood leaves trail of destruction, victims say govt relief slow

A week on, water has receded in the flood-hit Seemanchal region of Bihar and parts of West Bengal, but what is left behind is only wreckage, telling the stories of death and destruction. Apart from human lives, livestock have been lost and crops destroyed.

‘Seemanchal flood unprecedented’; rescue efforts yet to pick pace 

Chakulia block in Uttar Dinajapur is also under the grip of flood. Water from the Mahananda river breached the NH 31 on Sunday marooning major part of the area. The power grid in Dalkola is under water, disrupting power supply in the entire region.

Flood wreaks havoc in Seemanchal, water enters homes, snaps communication links

Pankaj Dixit, District Magistrate of Kishanganj, said, “People are being moved to safer areas. We have set up relief camps. Teams from NDRF and SDRF are carrying out rescue and relief work.”

With Yogi Adityanath rising to become chief minister, who is the fringe now?

May be there was a sense of denial that the BJP would even consider Yogi Adityanath as the contender for the chief minister’s post. But then, victory is what matters in electoral politics.

From demonetisation to Modi factor, four questions the elections results have answered

We look to answer four questions these elections had thrown up.

After the Samajwadi fracas, can Akhilesh Yadav hold on his own?

In the SP stalwart's word, he expelled both the leaders to save the party.

Rahul Gandhi tightens the noose, but does he have anything conclusive on PM

Only time will tell whether it is a hit job by Rahul Gandhi or he actually has evidence to link the PM to corruption. But for now, the Congress seems to have unnerved the government.

Modi govt can’t just shrug off every criticism of demonetisation

Ever since the demonetisation scheme came into effect, the government has shrugged off every criticism as politically motivated, even calling these voices as anti-national and pro-black money.

Kashmir violence: Rajnath Singh’s statement suggests Centre could be biting the bullet on pellet guns

Once fired, these lead loaded shots hit the soft parts of the body and eye being the delicate organ having soft tissues becomes the prime target.

Narendra Modi speech on Independence Day: ‘March to good governance will need sacrifices’

PM Modi said swarajya is about empowering citizens and improving their quality of life and that his government was committed to bring that change to every citizen of the country.

Gau Raksha: Narendra Modi has found a voice, and not without reason

PM Modi's remarks came after months of dithering and denial on such attacks by the Central and respective state governments.

Arvind Kejriwal vs Najeeb Jung: This fight is set for a long haul

Ever since Arvind Kejriwal returned with absolute majority in Delhi, his government has been locked in a power tussle with the LG.

Anandiben Patel resigns: Gujarat sees a redux of 2001, will another Modi emerge?

Anandiben's resignation bears an uncanny resemblance to circumstances which led to then chief minister Keshubhai Patel's exit as CM in 2001.

PM Narendra Modi is still silent, but cow vigilantism is a hot topic of discussion elsewhere

Though it's the prerogative of the PM as to what and when to speak, his continued silence emboldens the cow vigilante groups which are operating with impunity.

Gurdip Singh case shows how Sushma Swaraj has made foreign ministry accessible to everyone

PM Modi is actively pursuing and dictating the government's foreign policy initiatives, but Swaraj has been instrumental in making the crucial ministry more responsive

Bihar’s Seemanchal counts the loss as flood destroys crop, snaps communication links

Continuous rain and rise in water levels in Mahananda, Kankai, Retua, Mechhi and Bakra rivers have caused massive flooding in this part of the state, with Seemanchal being the hardest hit.

As Rajnath Singh leaves for Islamabad, hopes for another window of opportunity

Now that Home Minister Rajnath Singh is visiting Islamabad for the SAARC meeting, he doesn't seem to have the same advantage, conducive environment or euphoria created after that famous handshake.

Bihar’s Kishanganj reels under worst flood in 30 years

The district received 1,000 mm rain in the last week causing worst flooding in the last 30 years

Uddhav Thackeray comments: Shiv Sena muscle flexing fails to move partner BJP, again

The BJP doesn't seem to be budging anytime soon vis-a-vis the Sena's complaints.