A teenaged girl who protested when her father was being beaten on the orders of a village court was found dead on Tuesday in Jailpaiguri district of West Bengal, her naked body lying near railway tracks.
With an acute shortage of coal and tariff disputes with power companies in some states, India is virtually sitting on a power crisis time bomb. According to latest official data, the northern region is facing over 5,000 MW of power shortage due to coal stocks drying up.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today left for home after concluding his successful visit here during which Japan promised to give USD 35 billion to India over the next 5 years for developmental projects.
Senior Congress leader Ambika Soni has described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "communicator who has changed the agenda" to avoid delivering on the promises he made in the run-up to the Lok Sabha polls.
The multi-crore Saradha ponzi scam has now come knocking at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's door. It now appears that, back in 2010, when Ms Banerjee was the Union Railway minister, the Saradha Group had bagged a contract with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation, or IRCTC. It puts out of court her claims that she was not too familiar with the group till it went bust in 2013.