TMC influencing voters ahead of assembly polls by placing party men as municipal administrators: Bengal BJP leader

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], January 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) West Bengal vice-president Jay Prakash Majumdar on Tuesday attacked the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) government, saying it had resorted to the undemocratic practice of placing "party men" as administrators in municipalities to "grab power through the back door".

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 01:20 IST

Shripad Naik, undergoing treatment at Goa hospital, signs document; to be discharged in few days

Panaji (Goa) [India], January 20 (ANI): Union Minister Shripad Yesso Naik, who is currently recuperating at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH), signed a document on Tuesday.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 04:35 IST

Nadda to meet with party leaders, discuss preparations for Bengal polls

New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) president J P Nadda will hold a meeting at the party headquarters on Wednesday with the party's national general secretary and Bengal in-charge Kailash Vijayvargiya, and senior leaders of the state to discuss the party's preparations for the West Bengal Assembly elections.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 01:06 IST

Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana fixes 15 days deadline for VCs to submit action report

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], January 20 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister and Higher Education Minister Dr CN Ashwatha Narayana has directed vice-chancellors of universities to submit an action plan within 15 days with regard to obtaining NAAC accreditation and NIRF (National Institutional Ranking Framework) rank.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 00:49 IST

India has mainstreamed 'Indo-Pacific', says Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla

New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla on Tuesday said that India has not only mainstreamed "Indo-Pacific", but also encouraged others to perceive and define the region to its full extent.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 00:45 IST

HC directs Delhi University to decide on representation of applicant seeking admission under sports category

New Delhi [India], January 20 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed Delhi University to decide on the representation of an applicant seeking admission in the varsity under sports category for the academic session 2020-21.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 00:45 IST

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to EC, says TMC withheld municipal polls for unlawful gains in assembly election

Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], January 20 (ANI): Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Tuesday wrote to Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora saying that administration of municipalities and municipal corporations in West Bengal was being left to an administrator for two or more years after the end of the term of the previous board of councillors and these "elections cannot be withheld by the state government at its whims".

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 00:34 IST

Experts train local residents on how to handle emergencies in Kashmir valley

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], January 20 (ANI): Civil defence experts trained volunteers and locals on how to handle emergency situations such as fires, earthquakes, and snow avalanches at a training programme in the Kashmir valley.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 00:24 IST

Money matters to happiness more than previously thought: Study

Washington [US], January 20 (ANI): A new research has shown that contrary to previous influential research, money does influence an individual's happiness. One potential reason leading to this conclusion could be that higher earners feel an increased sense of control over life.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 04:35 IST

Denmark mulls Taiwan's WHO return despite opposition from China

Taipei [Taiwan], January 20 (ANI): Denmark's parliament is reportedly considering a resolution to support Taiwan's bid to return to the World Health Organization (WHO), despite opposition from China, according to Danish media and Taiwan's representative office.

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 04:35 IST