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22-year-old woman raped by 40 men, held captive for four days

CHANDIGARH: A woman in Haryana's Panchkula has alleged that she was raped by 40 men after being held captive in a guest house for four days when she went to find a job, police said on Friday. In ...

Rains to pick up speed over next couple of days

New Delhi: During the course of 24 hours from 08:30 am on Thursday, there were isolated areas over the Northern Hills that reported hefty showers like Jammu saw 66 mm. Else, light to moderate spells ...

KFC launches ‘Krunchier burger of dreams’

Jammu, July 20: There’s a new burger in KFC Land and we can barely keep calm! Colonel Sanders brings to you the Krunchiest Burger in Town with the all new Krunchy Burger. The perfect answer for your ...

Shimla: Fire in a building; none injured

Shimla, Jul 20: A fire that broke out in a building near a petrol pump here was put out in time today morning, officials said. As many as four fire engines and 17 fire fighters were sent to put ou...

Rahul hugs Modi and says this is Congress

New Delhi, July 20: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday took everyone in the Lok Sabha by surprise when he went and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi after tearing into the BJP-led governmen...

Transgender among 3 acquitted in sex racket case

Thane, July 20: Three persons, including a transgender, were acquitted on Thursday by the District and Sessions Court, giving them benefit of doubt in a sex racket case at Mira Road of the district. ...

Monsoon remains subdued in Himachal

Shimla, July 20: The Southwest monsoon remained subdued in Himachal Pradesh on Friday and only some of the areas experienced rainfall, a Met official here said. However, there could be widespread ...

BJD stages walkout in LS, says No-Trust debate will be fruitless

New Delhi, July 20: Staging a surprise at the beginning of the debate on No Confidence Motion, the Biju Janata Dal on Friday said the discussion and voting will be 'fruitless' and therefore the party...

Hema Malini expresses concern in LS over depleting water resources

New Delhi, July 19: BJP member and Bollywood actor Hema Malini on Thursday expressed concern over fast depletion of water resources and demanded the government to act in this regard. Citing a repo...

Senior J&K officials under scanner of Rajasthan ATS in fake arms licence cases

Jaipur/Srinagar, Jul 19: Several senior Jammu and Kashmir government officials are under the scanner of the Rajasthan Police's Anti Terror Squad, which is probing 4.29 lakh arms licences being issued...

We walked the talk on electrification, says Modi

New Delhi, July 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday claimed that officials working on electrification projects under his government reached every village, remotest of areas to fulfil his pro...

Ten killed as bus plunges into gorge in Uttarakhand

Dehradun, July 19: At least 10 people were killed and nine others injured when a bus plunged into a 250-metre deep gorge near Kirgani in Uttarakhand's Tehri district on Thursday. Official sources ...

G.Noida building crash toll rises to 9; many still trapped

Greater Noida, July 19: The death toll in the twin-building collapse here in Uttar Pradesh climbed to nine on Thursday, with five more bodies pulled out from the rubble of the residential apartments ...

BJP believes in hidding the truth: Rahul

New Delhi, July 19: Criticising the proposed amendment to the RTI Bill that will render it "useless", Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday slammed the BJP for believing only in keeping the tru...

22-yr-old Muslim woman in Gujarat files police case against husband for giving triple talaq

Ahmedabad, July 19: A 22-year-old Muslim woman in Ahmedabad has filed a police complaint against her husband who had allegedly ousted her from his house after utter triple talaq. Police said that...

MiG-21 crashes in Himachal, pilot missing

Shimla, July 18: A MiG-21 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force crashed on Wednesday during a routine sortie in Himachal Pradesh's Kangra district, officials said. The pilot was reported missing and...

Debate, voting on No Confidence motion to be taken up on Friday, July 20

New Delhi, July 18: The No Trust motion government against four-year old Narendra Modi government will be taken up by the Lok Sabha for debate and voting on Friday, July 20, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan a...

Rahul Gandhi Backs Shah Faesal Over 'Rapistan' Tweet Controversy

New Delhi: In a startling development, Congress president Rahul Gandhi has given his full backing to outspoken IAS officer Shah Faesal, who had earlier become embroiled in controversy for issuing a t...

Rajnath says committed to quota in varsity jobs

New Delhi, July 18: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday said the government was committed to reservation for weaker sections and that no individual or organization can take it away. Rajnath w...

Rahya Sabha disrupted on Day 1 of monsoon session

New Delhi, July 18: The monsoon session of Parliament began on a stormy note on Wednesday with the Rajya Sabha witnessing its first noisy disruption by opposition members, causing ruckus and an adjo...

Sensex retreats from fresh record high to trade in red

Mumbai, July 18: After touching a fresh all-time high of 36,747.87 points, the benchmark BSE Sensex retreated and traded on a negative note during the afternoon session on Wednesday. Minutes into ...

Rahul takes jibe at BJP, RSS on attack on Swami Agnivesh

New Delhi, July 18: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a potshot at the BJP and the RSS on the attack on Swami Agnivesh on Tuesday. In a post on social media, Mr Gandhi, in an appa...

Leopard Safari at Khayerbari soon

Kolkata, Jul 18: After the Bengal safari park in Siliguri, people living in north Bengal may soon have a chance to visit a leopard safari park in South Khayerbari Tiger Rescue Center under the Jaldap...

Conduct and functioning of Parliament should be worth emulating: PM Modi

New Delhi, July 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the functioning of Indian Parliament should be ideal and worth emulating by state legislatures as well. Talking to reporters...

Government ready to discuss any issue in house: Modi

New Delhi, July 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged the political parties to utilise the maximum time available during Parliament's monsoon session and said the government is ready t...

3 dead, many trapped in G.Noida twin-building collapse

Greater Noida, July 18: At least three persons have died in a twin-building collapse in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida area, police said on Wednesday. The incident in Shahberi village took place l...

Section 377 IPC: Apex Court reserves verdict

New Delhi, July 17: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its order on a batch of petitions challenging criminalisation of homosexuality. Headed by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, the bench al...

Film, TV celebs mourn 'warm, jovial' Rita Bhaduri's death

Mumbai, July 17: Celebrities like Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher and Riteish Deshmukh on Tuesday paid emotional tributes to veteran actress Rita Bhaduri, who died here on Tuesday. They remembered her as on...

Facebook joins Skill India Mission to train empower youth

New Delhi, July 17: Social media giant Facebook on Tuesday entered into a strategic partnership with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) to empower youth and entrepreneurs with digital ...

19 fishermen feared drowned near Kakdwip

Kakdwip, Jul 17: At least 19 fishermen were feared drowned when three trawlers capsized in the Bay of Bengal midnight last night. Fishermen Welfare Association president Bijoy Maity on Tuesday tol...

I erase hatred, fear, I'm Congress: Rahul hits back at BJP

New Delhi, July 17: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit back at the BJP over alleged "Congress is for Muslims" remarks, spelling out in a tweet the philosophy of the party that "stands wit...

Slide in crude prices buoy equity indices

Mumbai, July 17: Slide in global crude oil prices along with expectations of healthy quarterly results buoyed key indices of the Indian equity market during the afternoon trade session on Tuesday. ...

Manali coldest as rain lashes several parts of Himachal

Shimla, Jul 17: Rain lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh today, with Manali becoming the coldest place in the state in the last 24 hours, the Meteorological (MeT) department said. As per the ...

Monsoon session of Parliament gets underway on Wednesday, series of meetings on cards

New Delhi, July 17: The Monsoon session of Parliament will get underway on Wednesday. The session with 18 working days will continue till August 10. According to official sources, the government ...

Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress

New Delhi, July 17: Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Mi...

Chappan Bhog for Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra

Mayapur, Jul 16: As per scriptures Jagannath Mahaprasad is so pure that whoever partakes it is sanctified and is bestowed with the boon of liberation. In Puri everyday 56 food items are offered to Ja...

PM Narendra Modi visits hospital to see injured people in Midnapore, CM Mamata instructs medical assistance to injured

Midnapore, Jul 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the Midnapore Hospital to see the injured people, who sustained wounds when a portion of tent at College Ground where the PM was addressi...

200 armed force personnel becoming disabled due to injuries every year, says top Army doctor

New Delhi, Jul 16: Nearly 200 armed forces personnel become disabled every year, a senior doctor for the forces has said, citing road accidents and snow avalanche, especially in hilly terrains, and b...

GST generating revenue, leading to improvement in ease of doing business: Piyush Goyal

Raipur: Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been successful and generated ample revenue, said Finance minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday. Simplification of the tax structure has led to improvement in t...

Sacred Games row: Actors can't be held liable for dialogues, says HC

New Delhi: The Netflix originals in India, 'Sacred Games' courted trouble within days of its premiere. It landed itself in the lap of controversies after a Congress supporter filed a complaint agains...

20 injured in canopy collapse during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore, July 16: At least 20 people were injured when a canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally here while he was addressing the crowd. "Around 20 people were injured," a B...

SC seeks Centre's stand on plea to ban hoisting green flags

New Delhi, July 16: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's stand on a plea by a cleric seeking a ban on hoisting green flags with a crescent and star, terming it as un-Islamic and resemblin...

He left Valley to join militancy, is winning hearts with his Coke Studio song

When Altaf Ahmad Mir, then 22-years-old, left his home in Janglat Mandi in Anantnag and went to Pakistan in 1990, he wanted to become a militant. Almost three decades later, while Mir is yet to retur...

UPSC Prelims declared

NEW DELHI: The result of civil services preliminary examination has been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The prelims examination was held on June 3 and the results were dec...

More than 40,000 Kerala classrooms turn hi-tech

Thiruvananthapuram, July 15: As part of the KITE (Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education) initiative of the Kerala Government, more than 40,000 classrooms have turned hi-tech and 4,500 mo...

India condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

New Delhi, July 15: India has condemned three terrorist attacks that hit the people of Pakistan within short span of three-four days in which about 150 people have died. "Three tragic terrorist at...

Rajinikanth supports 'One India, One Election' proposal

Chennai, July 15: At a time when major political parties in Tamil Nadu are opposed to the Central government's proposal of 'One India, One Election', actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Sunday cam...

Lok Adalat held in 10 districts of Nagaland

Kohima Jul 15: National Lok Adalat was conducted in ten districts headquarter constituting ten Lok Adalat Benches. During the Lok Adalat held yesterday, altogether 949 cases were listed before th...

UPSC civil services prelims exam results declared

ew Delhi, July 15: The result of civil services preliminary examination has been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). The prelims examination was held on June 3 and the results...

PM pays obeisance at BHU temple; meets BJP workers in Varanasi

Varanasi, Jul 15:m Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a sudden trip to Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, late Saturday night and paid obeisance at the Vishwanath temple in the BHU campus. ...

Veteran journalist Yagnik fell off building: MP Police

Indore, July 14: Madhya Pradesh Police on Saturday said veteran journalist Kalpesh Yagnik did not die of a heart attack as reported earlier but lost his life after he fell from the terrace of a build...

BJP says Amit Shah didn't speak on Ram temple

New Delhi, July 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied that its President Amit Shah had made any statement in a Hyderabad meeting on Ram temple in Ayodhya even as AIMIM chief Asaddud...

Modi loses nearly 3 lakh Twitter followers, Rahul Gandhi 17,000

New Delhi: As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul...

Chancellor of Central University Jammu, G. Parthasarathy calls on MoS Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, July 14: The Chancellor of Central University Jammu, Shri Gopalaswami Parthasarathy called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoN...

Diljit humbled by response to his "Soorma" performance

Mumbai, July 14: Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh's performance as hockey champ Sandeep Singh is winning exceptional laurels as the man himself remains humble, down-to-earth and rooted. "I knew 'Soorma...

PM releases video of Hima's win track, says he was 'touched deeply'

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released a video of Hima Das, the first Indian Woman to win a gold in World Athletic track, and said her getting emotional while singing t...

Two wanted criminals arrested after encounter in Bijnor

Bijnor, July14: Two notorious criminals, carrying reward of Rs 10,000 each on their head, were arrested after an encounter with police in Nazimabad area here late on Friday night. Both criminals ...

PM extends Rath Yatra greetings to citizens

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Jagannath Rath Yatra. "With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, may our country scale ...

Use of pump-action guns has emboldened Bangladeshi smugglers: BSF chief

Shillong, July 14: Bangladeshi smugglers have become bolder after the Indian border guards started using pump-action guns instead of regular INSAS rifle along the border, Director General of Border S...