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Himachal youth to be trained to handle disaster: CM

Shimla, Oct 22: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday said at least 10 youth would be trained in every gram panchayat to handle mitigation after a natural disaster. In the firs...

Terrorists can't claim privileges of privacy: Centre

New Delhi, Oct 22: The Centre while stressing guidelines over social media regulation on Tuesday told the Supreme Court terrorists can not claim privileges of privacy. Representing the Centre, Sol...

Navy maintained vigilance to ensure 26/11 doesn't recur: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Oct 22: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Navy has maintained vigilance to ensure that 26/11 is not repeated. "India has never been the aggressor but its armed forces a...

Trudeau's Liberals win Canada vote, will form minority govt

Ottawa, Oct 22: Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Liberal Party held onto power in a nail-biter of a Canadian general election on Monday, but as a weakened minority government. Television projection...

Excellent meeting with Nobel Laureate Banerjee: PM

New Delhi, Oct 22: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the country was proud of the accomplishments by Abhijit Banerjee, the 2019 Economics Nobel winner. Mr Modi interacted with Banerjee ...

Deepika becomes flag-bearer of Modi's 'Bharat ki Laxmi' initiative

Mumbai, Oct 22 (IANS) Actress Deepika Padukone along with wold badminton champion P.V. Sindhu will be representing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's campaign 'Bharat Ki Laxmi', which celebrates womanhoo...

Social media norms: SC allows transfer of pleas from HCs to apex court

New Delhi, Oct 22: Accepting Facebook's plea, the Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed transfer of various petitions, related to guidelines for regulation of the social media in India, from different hig...

Navy capable of thwarting threat from enemy: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Oct 22: The Indian Navy is capable of thwarting any threat from enemy countries and has taken various steps to ensure that 26/11 type terror incidents never happen again, Union Defence Min...

Jt. counter op centre of R&AW, IB, NIA & police in Punjab

New Delhi, Oct 22: Against the backdrop of Pakistan's concentrated effort to stoke terrorism in Punjab, India has decided to strengthen inter-agency cooperation by creating a joint counter operation ...

Gourmet Kashmiri restaurant opens in Lutyens' Delhi

New Delhi: Interested in Kashmiri cuisine. Well, Lutyens' Delhi has finally got its own exclusive stand alone Kashmiri cuisine restaurant this week, at the prestigious Kashmir House at 5, Prithviraj ...

India slams Pak for unilaterally stopping postal services

New Delhi: India launched a scathing attack on Pakistan for suspending postal mails exchange, with Minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad saying it has been done unilaterally and without pr...

Vadra admitted in Noida hospital for back pain

Noida/ New Delhi, Oct 22: Robert Vadra, son-in-law of Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, was admitted in a hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Noida after he complained of severe back pain, party sourc...

SC grants bail to Chidambaram in INX Media corruption case

New Delhi, Oct 22: The Supreme Courtgranted bail to former Finance minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media corruption case being probed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). However, he w...

Yogi to gift projects worth Rs 373.69 to Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Oct 22: When Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Ayodhya on Saturday for the 'Deepotsav' programme, he will gift projects worth Rs 373.69 crore to the people of the holy city...

Nothing unconstitutional about dividing J&K: Salve

New Delhi, Oct 22: Harish Salve, perhaps Indias foremost constitutional lawyer, has said that its unlikely that the Supreme Court will hold the Modi governments treatment of Article 370 or the divis...

SC accepts Centre's proposal to reconstruct Ravidas Temple

New Delhi, Oct 21: The Supreme Court on Monday accepted the Centre's proposal to reconstruct Guru Ravidas Temple - in the same site where it was demolished in August - in the protected land of Tughla...

Hooda casts vote along with his family in Rohtak

Rohtak, Oct 21: Former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Monday exuded confidence that his party will make a comeback in the assembly polls as he cast his vote along with his family mem...

Heavy rain affects voting in Ernakulam

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 21: Heavy rains affected voting in Ernakulam Assembly constituency in the initial hours as voters waded through water-logged roads to exercise their franchise on Monday, while...

Winter Session of Parliament to commence from Novemebr 18

New Delhi, Oct 21: The Winter Session of Parliament will begin from November 18 and continue till December 13. The Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs on Monday communicated this information to the ...

Amit Shah pays tributes to martyrs on Police Commemoration day at National Police Memorial

New Delhi, Oct 21: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday paid rich tributes to the police martyrs at the National Police Memorial here. Lauding the roles of the police forces, Mr Shah said that ...

Delhi to have first of its kind 'Community Diwali'

New Delhi, Oct 21: To dissuade people from bursting crackers, the Delhi government will organise a mega first of its kind Diwali laser show as part of its community Diwali celebrations between Octob...

Virat Kohli's 'Tiger Act' sends social media in frenzy

Ranchi, Oct 21: As expressive as he is on the cricket field, India skipper Virat Kohli was once again the topic of discussion on social media for his candid expression which was shared by Board of Co...

3 issues that will determine how Maharashtra votes today

New Delhi, Oct 21: There are three issues, which will determine which way the electorate will vote in the ongoing Maharashtra Assembly elections. 1. Article 370: Like in Haryana, the BJP has turn...

Nearly 40 pc polling for two seats in Himachal

Shimla, Oct 21: Nearly 40 per cent of the 82,137 voters exercised their franchise for by-elections to two Assembly seats in the BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh by 1 p.m. The by-elections to Dharamsala ...

Mirchi files: After Patel's submission of deal, ED to attach Ceejay House

Mumbai/New Delhi, Oct 21: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) probing into the alleged property deals of the fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar close aide late Iqbal Mirchi with former Union...

Mamata assures Farooq Abdullah of standing by him in difficult times

Kolkata, Oct 21: Assuring former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah of standing by him during "difficult times", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday extended birthday w...

One killed, nine injured after pick-up van overturns

Ballia (UP), Oct 21: One person was killed and nine others injured when the pick-up van they were travelling on overturned near Sandavapur village under the Sikanderpur police station here on Monday ...

SC to decide whether it is settlement or judgement in Ayodhya case

New Delhi, Oct 21: The second round of mediation in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case has convoluted the course of resolution in the 70-year-old title dispute. The settlement, arrived at after ha...

Babita Phogat cast vote, vows to promote sports if elected

Chandigarh, Oct 21: Wrestler-turned-politician and BJP candidate Babita Phogat on Monday cast her vote in her native village in Bhiwani along with her father Mahavir Phogat and sister Geeta Phogat. ...

SC stays trial in Chhattisgarh sex CD scam

New Delhi, Oct 21: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed trial in the Chhatisgarh sleaze CD matter, where Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has been alleged to be an accused. The CBI moved the apex cour...

Facebook alerts people to vote on Maha, Haryana poll day

New Delhi, Oct 21: Facebook activated its election notification feature for India, requesting people to go out and vote for their candidates in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls and post th...

Truth in Kamlesh Tiwari murder case almost out: UP Dy CM

Indore: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya supported his state police's findings in Hindu Samaj Party (HSP) leader Kamlesh Tiwari's murder saying the truth in the case is "almos...

Assembly polls: PM urges voters in Haryana and Maharashtra to turnout in record numbers

New Delhi, Oct 21: As polling began for the assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday called on voters in these state to turn out in record numbers to cast the...

Govt will ensure good working environment, health for police personnel: HM Shah

New Delhi, Oct 21: The Union government will undertake time-bound steps to ensure that good working environment, health and family welfare related concerns of police personnel are addressed, Home Min...

National Police Day: PM recalls valour of policemen

New Delhi, Oct 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday recalled the valour of police personnel who perform duty under trying circumstances. On Police Commemoration Day, the prime minister salu...

7% voting in Haryana, 4% in Maharashtra till 9 a.m.

New Delhi, Oct 21: A voting percentage of 7.43 was recorded in Haryana and 4.17 per cent in Maharashtra on Monday in the first two hours of polling as the two states went for Assembly polls. Accor...

Paddy and basmati see increase in sown area over last year

New Delhi: Paddy acreages in the current fiscal have grown by 6.5 per cent and basmati acreages have increased by a whopping 36 per cent in comparison to kharif 2018 but the increased cultivation ma...

Voters wowed by Maha all-women polling booth

Washim (Maharashtra), Oct 21: The Sakhi Matdaan Kendra, a gaily-decorated polling station in Washim managed by an all-women staff, including security, was seen drawing hordes of voters as polling sta...

1st voter of the day appreciated by EC

Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 21: Uma Shankar, the first person to cast his vote morning at the Manikpur polling station in Chitrakoot, was given a certificate of appreciation by the Election Commi...

BJP says it will withdraw free electricity scheme: AAP

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Delhi's ruling Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday accused that the BJP will withdraw the scheme of giving free 200 unit electricity and said this shows that the party is "anti-people"...

Be ready for another defeat, Punjab CM tells Sukhbir

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday asked Shiromani Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal to be ready for another drubbing at the hands of voters in Monday's four ...

Haryana BJP candidate gets EC notice for EVM remark

Chandigarh, Oct 20 (IANS) The Election Commission has served a notice to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Assandh in Haryana over his purported remark that he had tampered the electron...

Shared stand with Sitharaman on some issues in JNU: Banerjee

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee has said that Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman was his contemporary in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) and the both stood on "similar" li...

VHP's yagna for Ram Mandir in Delhi

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad is leaving no stone unturned to keep the momentum on Ram Temple going, even as the Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi-led Supreme Court bench ponders over t...

St. Stephen's teacher commits suicide after killing mother

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) A 25-year old guest lecturer of Delhi's prestigious St. Stephen's College committed suicide after killing his mother. His body was found on a railway track in Delhi on Saturd...

Huge pro-incumbency in AAP's favour: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Claiming there is a huge pro-incumbency in the Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) favour, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said the upcoming assembly polls will be contested on ...

UP all set for bypolls in 11 Assembly seats

Lucknow, Oct 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is all set to witness bye-elections to 11 Assembly constituencies on Monday. The Assembly by-elections will be held in Gangoh, Rampur, Iglas (SC), Lucknow Cant...

Rahul slams Goyal, says 'bigots don't get professionalism'

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday slammed sections of the Narendra Modi government as "bigots", a day after Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee expressed unhappiness over Un...

Army destroys 4 terror launch pads in PoK in retaliatory attack

New Delhi, Oct 20 (IANS) The Indian Army on Sunday destroyed four terror launch pads in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), killing at least four Pakistani soldiers, in a counter-attack launched against...

Mirchi deals: ED raids 14 locations of DHFL, Sunblink

Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Tightening its noose in the multi-crore real estate deals involving fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar's close aide late Iqbal Mirchi and his family members, the Enfo...

Cong dares Modi to tell people who dismembered Pakistan

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Congress has slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for only highlighting abrogation of Article 370 in the Assembly poll campaigns and dared him to tell the people who spli...

I-T to probe Rs 5.34 mn cash found from NCP MLA's aide's home

Mumbai/Thane, Oct 19 (IANS) The Income Tax (I-T) Department will probe the recovery of Rs 5.34 million in cash from a private residence which was visited under strange circumstances by an undertrial ...

GVL asks Naidu if he is ready to merge TDP with BJP

Vijayawada, Oct 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader G.V.L. Narasimha Rao said on Saturday that if N. Chandrababu Naidu is ready to merge his Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with the BJP, he is rea...

Muslim litigants not to build mosque if verdict in favour

Ayodhya, Oct 19 (IANS) Concerned over the possible post-verdict situation in the Ram Janmabhoomi Babri Masjid dispute case, Muslim litigants have said that they will not build the mosque for the sake...

No distance now between Kartarpur Sahib, pilgrims: PM

Ellenabad/Rewari (Haryana), Oct 19 (IANS) The distance between Kartarpur Sahib Gurudwara in Pakistan and Guru Nanak's followers is now ending, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, the last ...

UP bypolls: Opposition hopes for big upset on many seats

Lucknow, Oct 19 (IANS) Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh are hoping for a big upset in the bypolls in 11 Assembly constituencies, the campaigning for which came to an end on Saturday. Elections ...

Who split Pak into two, tell people: Congress to Modi

New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for highlighting only abrogation of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir during the assembly polls campaigning ...

Suspected Maoists kill couple in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Oct 19 (IANS) Suspected Maoist guerrillas gunned down a couple in Jharkhand's Khunti district early on Saturday, the police said. According to the police, Sheetal Munda (50) and his wife M...

Bodies of six drowned in Telangana canal pulled out

Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Bodies of all six persons who were drowned into the Left Canal of Nagarjuna Sagar Project in Telangana's Suryapet district on Friday night, were pulled out on Saturday, polic...

Telangana shutdown hits transport services

Hyderabad, Oct 19 (IANS) Protests and arrests rocked Telangana on Saturday as day-long shutdown called by the employees of state-owned Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) affected tran...

'Lay down emission norms for fire cracker industry'

Chennai, Oct 19 (IANS) It will be better if the emission norms are laid down so that the fire cracker makers can design their products instead of going in for newer formulations, said a manufacturer....

'Distance between Kartarpur Sahib, pilgrims will disappear'

Ellenabad (Haryana), Oct 19 (IANS) The distance between Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan and Guru Nanak's followers is going to vanish, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, the last day...

Trade wars to hit flow of capital, goods and services: Govt

New Delhi, Oct 19: With protectionism taking toll on the growth of the world economy and affecting many countries, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the ongoing trade wars have caused...

Improve economy, don't create circus, Priyanka tells govt

New Delhi, Oct 19: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday slammed Union Railway and Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal for undermining the achievements of Nobel laureate Abhijit Ba...

UP schools to mark 'Deepotsav'

Lucknow, Oct 19: As part of the grand 'Deepotsav' celebrations in Ayodhya this year, the Uttar Pradesh government has begun preparations in all the secondary and primary schools in the state to mark ...

Cong destroyed nation with its wrong policies, says Modi, sharpens attack on Article 370

Ellenabad (Sirsa), Oct 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Congress, alleging that their wrong policies destroyed the nation and injustice was continuously done with Jammu and K...

Shah dares Rahul to declare Cong will restore Art 370 in J&K

Navapur (Maha), Oct 19: Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah dared Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to declare that his party will restore provisions of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir if voted to powe...

Court rejects Kerala serial killer Jolly's bail plea

Kozhikode: A court rejected the bail application of serial killer Jolly Thomas and her two accomplices, and remanded them to judicial custody till November 2. The bail plea was heard at Thamarasse...

Distance between Kartarpur Sahib, Nanak's followers will disappear: PM

Ellenabad (Haryana), Oct 19: The distance between Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan and Guru Nanak's followers is going to vanish, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Saturday, the last day of ca...

Premises of DHFL promoters in Mumbai raided in money laundering case

Mumbai, Oct 19: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday carried out raids at around eight places, including Dewan Housing Finance Corp Ltd (DHFL) offices and its promoters' residences here, in a...

Pressure on Pak, they have to take action: Army Chief on FATF’s warning

Jammu, Oct 19: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday asserted that there was pressure on Pakistan to deliver on Financial Action Task Force (FATF) directions as to be on a ‘Grey List’ is a setba...

Kovind interacts with parents of infants in the Philippines who underwent liver transplant in India

Manila, Oct 19: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday interacted with the parents of the infants in the Philippines who successfully underwent liver transplant in India, expressing happiness about th...

Telangana shutdown hits transport services

Hyderabad, Oct 19: Amid incidents of stone pelting in a few places, the day-long shutdown began in Telangana on a call given by the employees of the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC)...

Film on Kerala floods make it to Cairo film festival

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 19: Malayalam award-winning filmmaker Jayaraj's latest offering, "Roudram 2018", based on the devastating 2018 Kerala floods, will be screened at the International Panorama S...

Truck driver dies in highway explosion

Kolhapur, Oct 19: A 45-year-old truck driver was killed in an explosion on Mumbai-Bengaluru Highway near Kolhapur late on Friday, the police said on Saturday. At around 11.30 pm, Dattatray Patil h...

We spoke about Article 370 to expose Congress, NCP: Fadnavis

Mumbai: The BJP's decision to highlight the abrogation of provisions of Article 370 in the campaign for Maharashtra Assembly polls put the opposition on defensive, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis sa...

India slams Pak for raising Kashmir issue at UN

United Nations, Oct 19: India has slammed Pakistan for raising the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at a forum of the UN, saying the country employs "empty rhetoric" to serve its "distorted agenda" and con...

Facebook faces $35 billion class-action lawsuit

San Francisco, Oct 19: A court in the US has denied Facebook's request to quash $35 billion class-action lawsuit against its alleged misuse of facial recognition data in Illinois. A three-judge pa...

How's The Josh? It's a dish, says Vicky Kaushal

Mumbai, Oct: Vicky Kaushals famous dialogue "How's the josh?" from his superhit film "Uri: The Surgical Strike" is now literally on your menu! An excited Vicky has shared an image of a restaurant ...

Karnataka students made to wear cartons to avoid copying

Bengaluru, Oct 19: About 50 students of a pre-university college in Karnataka were forced to wear cartons to avoid copying in exams, an official said. "A notice has been issued to Bhagat Pre-Unive...

Virat Kohli's superhero avatar Super V on TV soon

Mumbai: Star cricketer Virat Kohli will soon be seen in an animated superhero avatar in the small screen series, "Super V". The series aimed at kids will premiere on Kohli's birthday, November 5. ...

Yechury flays Modi, Shah for calling oppositions 'traitors'

Kolkata, Oct 19: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah for labelling opposition leaders as 'traitors' and their supporters as...

Indian in FBI's top 10 most wanted list, biggest ever hunt launched

New York/New Delhi, Oct 19: Considered as one of the biggest ever simultaneous chases in the US and India, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is hunting for an Indian fugitive, Bhadresh Kumar...

Reliance Industries Q2 net profit jumps 18 pc to record Rs 11,262 cr

New Delhi, Oct 18: Reliance Industries on Friday reported an 18.6 per cent rise in consolidated net profit to a record Rs 11,262 crore for the second quarter of the current fiscal on the back of a t...

Jio Q2 net profit up 45.4% at Rs 990 crore

New Delhi, Oct 18: Telecom operator Reliance Jio on Friday posted a 45.4 per cent jump in its net profit to Rs 990 crore on a standalone basis in the July-September quarter of 2019-20 on account of g...

Notice to Himachal, CBI in post-matric scholarship scam

Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) The Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday issued notice to the state's Director of Higher Education and the CBI in the illegal disbursement of post-matric scholarship and direct...

Ram, Hanuman statues to come up in Ayodhya on Diwali eve

Lucknow, Oct 18 (IANS) The UP Lalit Kala Akademi has invited short term bids for fiber statues of Lord Ram and Lord Hanuman that are to be installed in Ayodhya before Diwali next week. Lalit Kala ...

Shiv Sena expels woman who defeated Narayan Rane in bypoll

Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) The Shiv Sena on Friday expelled its rebel MLA Trupti Sawant - who had become a "giant-killer" by defeating the party's arch-rival Narayan Rane - for anti-party activities, sour...

Ratul Puri spent over $4.5mn on lavish lifestyle: ED

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has accused the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath - Ratul Puri - then Executive Director of Moser Baer India Ltd (MBIL) of "...

1 in 4 Indians will ditch air travel for greener options: Study

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Only one in four Indians are willing to take a lower carbon footprint alternative to air travel, even at the cost of inconvenience and additional expense, according to a new ...

3 sisters in MP observe Karwa Chauth for their single husband

Satna, Oct 18 (IANS) Hindu women across the country and the world observed Karwa Chauth on Thursday for the longevity of their husbands and broke their fast only after seeing the moon. In Madhya Prad...

Highway from Pakistan border renamed after Guru Nanak Dev

Chandigarh, Oct 18 (IANS) Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Friday said the national highway from the Indo-Pak border through the Kartarpur corridor to the holy city o...

Police complaint against lawyer who tore up Ram Mandir map

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) A police complaint was registered on Friday against a senior lawyer who tore up a pictorial map showing Lord Ram's Janmasthan (birthplace) during the hearing in the Supreme C...

Expecting Ayodhya verdict would go in favour of Hindus: RSS

Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Friday said it was expecting the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case would go in the favour of Hindus. "The Supreme Court ...

HC dismisses Tejpal's plea for postponing rape hearing

Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) The Bombay High Court bench in Goa on Friday dismissed a petition filed by former Tehelka editor-in-chief and rape accused Tarun Tejpal, who had sought to postpone the cross-exa...

Timeless Amit Trivedi songs at the OnePlus music festival

New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANSlife) Amit Trivedi is not only a singer and lyricist; he is also an Indian film score composer and music director. He rose to fame with the critically acclaimed music hits from...

EC notice to Mumbai BJP chief on communal speech

Mumbai, Oct 18: The Election Commission on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to Mumbai chief of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party Mangal Prabhat Lodha for his alleged communal remarks during the on...

What is Pakistan's chemistry with Congress, Modi asks

Gohana (Haryana), Oct 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said under the Congress' misrule, no one was safe neither "jawans" nor farmers or sportspersons. Lashing out at the party for not supp...

Shah questions Congress record on tribal welfare

Gadchiroli, Oct 18: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday attacked the Congress over the issue of adivasis welfare and asked its leader Rahul Gandhi what did his four generations do for the communi...

Centre asks all schools to set up kitchen gardens

New Delhi, Oct : All schools have been asked to set up a kitchen garden and instructions to this effect have been issued by the Centre to all the states and union territories, an official said on Fr...

BSP leader Kartar Singh Bhadana joins BJP

New Delhi, Oct 18: Former Haryana Minister and three-time MLA Kartar Singh Bhadana left the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday. He took the party membersh...

Manmohan covering for Cong's unprincipled position: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 18: The BJP launched a scathing attack on former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh accusing him of being "economical with truth" and giving a "cover" to the Congress on Article 370. ...

Big relief for CRPF, Home Ministry eases ration allowance

New Delhi, Oct 18: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday agreed to grant Ration Money Allowance, commonly known as RMA, to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel who are up to the r...

Khattar heli-hops across Haryana on Mission 75

Chandigarh, Oct 18: In the last days of electioneering in Haryana, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is following a hectic schedule, addressing six or seven public meetings a day, mostly reaching th...

22 children hurt after school bus turns turtle

Hoshangabad Oct 18: A school bus carrying 26 children overturned on Bandrabhan Road near here on Friday, an official said, adding that no child had suffered serious injuries in the mishap. As many...

Big B was never hospitalised: KBC sources

Mumbai, Oct 18: While speculations abound about whether Amitabh Bachchan was hospitalised over the past few days, sources at "Kaun Banega Crorepati" season 11 said he will resume shooting as host of ...

Will PM reply to Manmohan, Rahul charges on economy?

Mumbai, Oct 18: With the Congress firing repeated salvos at the BJP government ahead of the Maharashtra elections blaming it for the country's precarious economic situation, all eyes are on Prime Min...

Kripashankar hails Manmohan Singh for Article 370 statement

Mumbai, Oct 17: Former Maharashtra Congress leader Kripashankar Singh on Thursday welcomed ex-prime minister Manmohan Singh's statement that his party had voted in Parliament in favour of scrapping A...

SC refuses to entertain plea on insuring PMC Bank customers

New Delhi, Oct 18: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to entertain plea seeking directions for redressal of certain aspects, including insuring around 15 lakh people whose money is blocked in the sc...

No school will be shut, assures Delhi Education Minister

New Delhi, Oct 18: Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday said his government believes in opening schools and not shutting them as he met representatives of non-recognised private schools ...

2 more held in Bareilly in terror funding case

Bareilly, Oct 18: Two more persons have been arrested from Izzatnagar in Bareilly in connection with an alleged case of terror funding. Sirajuddin and Faheem were held late on Thursday based on in...

Manmohan Singh tones down Cong line on Savarkar, Article 370

New Delhi, Oct 18: In a damage control effort amid the scathing attack launched by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), former prime minister Manmohan Singh has toned down the Congress line on Vinayak D...

SC orders transfer of NRC state coordinator to Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi, Oct 18: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered inter-cadre transfer of NRC state coordinator Prateek Hajela to Madhya Pradesh on deputation. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi di...

SC collegium recommends appointment of 5 HC Chief Justices

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended appointment of Chief Justice of five High Courts -- Meghalaya, Jharkhand, Madras, Madhya Pradesh and Patna. The collegium has recommended tra...

Without Savarkar, 1857 Mutiny would have remained a revolt: Shah

Varanasi, Oct 17: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said that had it not been for Veer Savarkar, India wouldn't have known the importance of the 1857 Mutiny. "The Mutiny of 1857 would have...

Art 370 scrapping won't have bearing on Maha polls: Pawar

Mumbai, Oct 17: People are in mood for a change in Maharashtra and the scrapping of Article 370, raised aggressively by the BJP, does not seem to be resonating with people at grass-root level in the ...

Shops briefly open in Srinagar, private transport on roads

Srinagar, Oct 17: Shops opened for few hours early Thursday morning in some areas here including in the commercial hub of Lal Chowk but main markets and other business establishments remained shut, o...

History will take note of those who mocked Art 370 removal: PM

Beed, Oct 17: In a blistering attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said history will have a mention of those who ridiculed the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashm...

Rajnath accuses Cong of internationalising Kashmir issue

Bawani Khera (Haryana), Oct 17: Launching an offensive against the Congress, Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday accused it of internationalising the Kashmir issue. Addressing a poll ...

Delhi doctor arrested for rape and blackmail

New Delhi, Oct 17: A doctor with Safdarjung Hospital was arrested by the Delhi Police on allegations of rape and blackmail of a woman representative of a leading medical company here. According to...

No more chilli attacks on elephants in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, Oct 17: After the Uttarakhand High Court banned the practice of using red chillies and chilli bombs to drive away the elephants, the local people are at their wit's end now. Sackfuls of ...

Details of investment in Jammu and Kashmir would be available very soon: Sitharaman

Washington, Oct 17: The details of the government's policy to attract more investments in Jammu and Kashmir would be available very soon, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said, listing out the pot...

SC allows Delhi govt to notify higher minimum wages for workers

New Delhi, Oct 17: The Supreme Court has upheld the Delhi government's March 2017 notification that announced a 37 per cent hike in minimum wages for workers. The case has been pending in courts for ...

Indo-Pak bilateral ties subject to approval from PMs of both countries: Ganguly

Kolkata, Oct 17 : BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly has said that resumption of bilateral cricket ties with Pakistan is subject to approval from India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his counter...

Why women in this UP village never fast on Karva Chauth

Mathura, Oct 17: On a day when almost all married Hindu women are fasting on the occasion of 'Karva Chauth', women in Vijau village in Mathura resist observing the fast lest they endanger the lives o...

This Babri Masjid plaintiff will not challenge SC verdict

Ayodhya, Oct 17: Plaintiff Iqbal Ansari has said that he would accept the Supreme Court decision in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit and would not file any petition challenging the verdict...

Chhattisgarh CM condemns state worker's killing in Kashmir

Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel announced Rs 4 lakh financial assistance to the family of a worker from the state who was shot dead by militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama dist...

Fruit merchant killed in militant firing in Shopian, J&K

Shopian (J&K), Oct 16: One fruit merchant was killed and another injured after militants fired upon them at Trenz village in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said on Wednesday. The i...

India's MiG 29 to fly with Eurofighter Typhoon in Oman

New Delhi, Oct 17: The MiG 29 fighter aircraft of Indian Air Force (IAF) will be flying alongside the Eurofighter Typhoon and F-16 in India's bilateral air exercise with Oman which kicked off on Thu...

Goa school teacher arrested for molesting 5 girls

Panaji, Oct 17: Police in Goa have arrested a school teacher for allegedly molesting five girl students at a government school in Ponda sub district, an official said on Thursday. According to Sup...

Kejriwal urges agencies not to 'mislead' public on pollution

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) Rejecting the reports published by multiple agencies, which claimed that stubble burning in neighbouring states is responsible for only 10 per cent of the city's pollution, D...

Left Front regime scams would be probed: Tripura Minister

Agartala, Oct 16 (IANS) A Tripura Minister and a Member of Parliament (MP) from the state on Wednesday alleged that unprecedented corruption and siphoning of public funds had taken place during the 2...

Mamata visits Nobel winner's Kolkata house, meets mother

Kolkata, Oct 16 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday visited the south Kolkata residence of Nobel prize winner Abhijit Vinayak Banerjee and spoke to her mother and other rel...

Navy trying to control Goa's land resources: BJP Minister

Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Goa's Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho on Wednesday once again lashed out at the Indian Navy, accusing it of using the guise of security to control land resources near its nava...

Sonia to address lone rally in Haryana on October 18

New Delhi, Oct 16 (IANS) A day before campaigning ends in Haryana, Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi is scheduled to address a rally in the state on October 18. The venue is still not finali...

'Green' crackers seem unlikely to sparkle this Diwali

Chennai, Oct 16 (IANS) Not all the fire crackers that people would burst this Diwali will be 'green', as the sector regulator, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO), has approved on...

Onion, tomatoes, garlic stolen in Lucknow

Lucknow, Oct 16 (IANS) Bizarre though it may sound but a man in Lucknow has been robbed of onions, garlic and tomatoes. The soaring prices of these vegetables apparently have a lot to do with the the...

Congress ministers ripping off state like carrion birds: Shivraj

Indore, Oct 16 (IANS) Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has likened the Congress ministers in the state to crows and eagles. He said ministers of the Kamal Nath government ar...

Ashok Tanwar extends support to JJP

New Delhi Oct 16 (IANS) Former Haryana Congress chief Ashok Tanwar on Wednesday extended his support to Jananayak Janta Party (JJP) in the upcoming Assembly polls. The JJP was floated by Dushyant ...

Drama in SC, 'can't continue', CJI snaps at final Ayodhya hearing

New Delhi, Oct 16: Tempers rose inside the Supreme Court chambers on Wednesday -- the final day of hearing in the Ayodhya title dispute case, as the Muslim side tore into shreds a document submitted...

SC directs J&K to produce orders on restrictions

New Delhi, Oct 16: The Supreme Court directed the Jammu and Kashmir administration to place those orders before the court under which communications were restricted in the valley after abrogation of...

Congress, NCP against national interest: PM Modi

Jalna (Maharashtra), Oct 16: In the sharpest attack yet on the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party of always speaking against...

People have started to question BJP's silence on issues like unemployment: Selja

Chandigarh, Oct 16: Haryana Congress president Kumari Selja on Wednesday said that the people have started questioning the ruling BJP's silence on burning issues like unemployment and have made up th...

Why no reply on NRI businessman wife's plea against his detention: SC asks J-K administration

New Delhi, Oct 16l: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration as to why it has not filed a reply on a plea by the wife of a Malaysia-based NRI businessman challenging ...

India slips to 102nd rank in Global Hunger Report 2019; behind Nepal, Pak, Bangladesh

New Delhi, Oct 16: India has slipped to 102 position in the Global Hunger Index 2019 of 117 countries, slipping from its 2018 rank of 95 and behind its neighbours Nepal, Pakistan and Bangladesh. ...

ED arrests P. Chidambaram in INX media case at Tihar Jail

New Delhi, Oct 16: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) arrested former Finance minister P. Chidambaram after questioning him for two hours in Tihar jail. Chidambaram has been in judicial custody sinc...

Congress insulted, deprived Ambedkar of Bharat Ratna: Modi

Akola (Maharashtra), Oct 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday slammed the Congress for "insulting" the architect of the Constitution, Dr B.R. Ambedkar and "depriving" him of Bharat Ratna, th...

Persons with disabilities to be exempt from Odd Even: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Oct 16: Persons with disabilities will be exempt from Odd-Even scheme, which will be in force in the national capital from November 4 to 15, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on We...

Day-to-day proceedings in Ayodhya case to end at 5 PM on Wednesday: SC

New Delhi, Oct 16: The Supreme Court on Wednesday made it clear that it will conclude today the day-to-day hearing in the politically sensitive Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case at Ayodhy...

Human rights has become 'global buzzword' after revocation of Article 370: Sitharaman

New York, Oct 16: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Indian public sector banks had the "worst phase" under the combination of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and RBI Governor...

ED team in Tihar Jail to question P. Chidambaram

New Delhi, Oct 16: A team of Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Wednesday arrived at the Tihar jail here to question senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case. The former Fin...

Tit for tat: BJP drags Abhijit Banerjee into political row, also targets FinMin Nirmala's husband

New Delhi: A day after India-born economist Abhijit Banerjee earned global fame for himself and the country, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday dragged him into the election heat and dust and inv...

VHP stalls 'Trishul Diksha' in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Oct 16: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has ended its 'Trishul Diksha' programme in Ayodhya and other places 15 days ahead of its scheduled date of culmination. The programme was scheduled to c...

Indian Army approaches veterans to know their well being

New Delhi: Concerned over condition of family members of war veterans, Indian Army has marked this year as the 'Year of Next to Kin' wherein they will reach out to veterans and their family members....

Tourists to fill up safety bond at Dudhwa National Park now

Lakhimpur, Oct 16: Visitors to the Dudhwa National Park in the Terai region of Uttar Pradesh will now be required to fill up a bond saying that in event of any mishap, they would alone be responsibl...

CCPA to meet for deciding on winter session's dates

New Delhi, Oct 15: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) is to meet on Wednesday to decide on the dates of Parliament's Winter Session. Headed by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, th...