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Triple talaq ordinance undemocratic: CPI-M

New Delhi, Sep 20: Terming the 'triple talaq' ordinance cleared by the Union Cabinet "undemocratic and uncalled for", the CPI-M on Thursday said that it tantamounts to bypassing Parliament where a bi...

Four women in shortlist of six for Man Booker 2018

London, Sep 20: Anna Burns, Esi Edugyan, Daisy Johnson, Rachel Kushner, Richard Powers and Robin Robertson were announced on Thursday as the six authors shortlisted for the 2018 Man Booker Prize for ...

US praises India for its significant counter-terrorism actions

Washington, Sep 20: The US has praised India for its significant counter-terrorism actions and said Pakistan-based terror groups continued their terror attacks in the country. In its annual 'Coun...

India lodges protest with Pakistan over killing of BSF personnel

New Delhi, Sep 20: India has lodged a protest with Pakistan over the killing of a BSF personnel along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir, during the Directorate of Military Operations-leve...

Imran Khan writes to Modi; seeks to re-start bilateral talks

Islamabad, Sep 20: Pakistan's new Prime Minister Imran Khan has written a letter to his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, the Foreign Office said here Thursday, seeking to re-start the bilateral talk...

Man held in rape case

Thane, Sep 20: A 40-year-old-man from Kasarwadavali area in Thane district arrested on Thursday for raping his own daughter since last four yours, police said. He has booked under the POCSO Act ...

4 youths drown in Gomti river during Ganesh immersion

Lucknow, Sep 20: Four youths drowned in Gomti river in the Uttar Pradesh capital during Ganesh idol immersion. The incident occurred under Hasanganj police station area of the state capital on Wed...

NIA to produce deported IS sympathiser in Kerala court

New Delhi, Sep 20: The NIA will produce Nashidul Hamzafar, an alleged Islamic State (IS) sympathiser who was deported from Afghanistan to India on Tuesday, in a Kerala court later on Thursday, an off...

FM assures Deb help for 7th CPC implementation and 81 existing projects

Agartala, Sept 20: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday assured Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb of financial assistance for the implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) for state gov...

Jet flight returns to Mumbai with 30 bleeding passengers

Mumbai, Sep 20: At least 30 passengers on a Jet Airways Mumbai-Jaipur flight suffered ear and nose bleeding due to low cabin pressure, creating an alarming situation during the aircraft's ascent here...

Centre extends spl J&K package for 2018-19

NEW DELHI: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved extension of timeline for implementation of the Special Package under Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana – National Rural Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NRLM) for Jammu & Kashmir for another year during 2018-19. The Cabinet also approved allocation of funds to the State under DAY-NRLM on a need basis for implementation ...

No Sushma-Qureshi meeting at UN

New Delhi, Sep 20: No meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has been scheduled yet on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UN...

Triple talaq ordinance will do more injustice to women: Owaisi

Hyderabad, Sep 19: MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday said the ordinance passed by the Union Cabinet making triple talaq a criminal offence will do more injustice to Muslim women. Describing ...

Triple talaq ordinance a huge step towards women empowerment: BJP

New Delhi, Sep 19: The BJP described the government's decision to bring an ordinance to make the practice of instant triple talaq a penal offence as a huge step towards "empowering women". Taking ...

Rafale deal: Government not to satisfy ego of 'ill-informed' Congress leaders

New Delhi, Sep 19: The government on Wednesday said a probe by a Joint Parliamentary Committee or Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) cannot be set up to go into the 36 Rafale fighter jet ...

Rahul attacks Modi govt on lathicharge against Cong workers in Bilaspur

New Delhi, Sep 19: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked the Narendra Modi government on the lathi-charge against Congress workers who were protesting in Bilaspur on Tuesday. In a ...

Focus on security, regional issues during Afghan President dialogues with PM Modi

New Delhi, Sep 19: Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani arrived here on Wednesday on a day-long visit here and is expected to hold crucial talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the afternoon. B...

Modi Govt takes Ordinance route to make Triple Talaq a punishable offence

New Delhi, Sep 19: Seeking to score a major political victory and rendering the helping hand to Muslim women, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the Triple Talaq ordinance. "Big Day for Mus...

Notification issued for ULB polls’s phase-I

SRINAGAR: The Chief Electoral Officer Shaleen Kabra Tuesday issued notification for the conduct of the first phase of Municipal Polls in the state, to be held on October 8. As per the notification...

Malik to chair conference of DCs, SPs today

SRINAGAR: Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday will chair the state-level conference of all District Development Commissioners (DDCs) and District Police Heads--Superintendents of Police. The all...

#VasudhaivaKutumbakam Without Muslims, there will be no Hindutva in India: Bhagwat

NEW DELHI: Often under attack for its "exclusionary" agenda, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said there will be no "Hindu rashtra" without Muslims in India and Hindutva encompasses fraternity and ...

Tecno Mobile hosted 'Mirchi Movie Nights' by screening 'Manmarziyaan'

Kolkata, Sep 18: Tecno Mobile hosted 'Mirchi Movie Nights' in Kolkata through the exclusive screening of the recent bollywood release 'Manmarziyaan'. The screening of bollywood films through Mir...

Indigo to start daily flight service from Amritsar to Dubai

Amritsar, Sep 18: The Indian carrier Indigo will start its first international daily flight from Sri Guru Ram Das Jee (SGRDJ) International airport, Amritsar to Dubai form October, 28. Fly Amrits...

Asia Cup -- India-Pakistan will be a 50-50 contest: Ganguly

Kolkata, Sep 18: Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Monday predicted that the high-voltage Asia Cup clash between India and Pakistan would be an even contest. "It will be a 50-50 contest betwe...

CS 'assault' case: Court summons Kejriwal, 12 AAP MLAs on Oct 25

New Delhi, Sep 18: A court here on Tuesday issued summons to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and 11 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs as accused in an alleged assault on Chie...

Child death below 5 declined faster in India: UN

New Delhi, Sep 18: Death of children below the age of five continues to steadily reduce in India, declining from nearly 22 per cent in 2012 to 18 per cent in 2017, which is now for the first time bel...

Nun rape case: Bishop moves Kerala HC for anticipatory bail

Kochi, Sep 18: Bishop Franco Mulakkal who has been named in a sexual abuse case by a nun, on Tuesday moved the Kerala High Court seeking an anticipatory bail. The bishop of the Roman Catholic Dioc...

PM celebrates his birthday with children of Varanasi

Varanasi, Sep 18: Prime minister Narendra Modi celebrated his 68th birthday amidst the presence of small sections of rural children and rag pickers, interacting with them at Naruar and Diesel Locomot...

Drug dealer nabbed from Kashmir by Gujarat ATS

Ahmedabad, Sep 17: A man was arrested from Jammu and Kashmir by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in connection with a racket involved in selling heroin smuggled from Pakistan using sea route, p...

Omar wishes PM Modi on his birthday

Srinagar, Sep 17: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Monday wished Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his birthday. Taking to micro blogging site twitter Vice President of the N...

Jitendra Singh to inaugurate All India Pension Adalat on Tuesday

New Delhi, Sep 17: Union Minister of State (independent charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the Al...

BJP chief, Rishi Kapoor, Hima Das greet PM on his b'day

New Delhi, Sep 17: BJP chief Amit Shah, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Congress president Rahul and a number of sports personalities and film stars have extended their good wishes to Prime ...

Provide treatment, security to acid attack victim, SC tells UP

New Delhi, Sep 17: The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to provide free medical treatment and adequate security to a woman attacked with acid in Bulandshahr for refusing ...

HP India unveils affordable mini desktop to empower students

New Delhi, Sep 17: HP India on Monday introduced an affordable mini desktop to help students learn and collaborate in schools and educational institutions across the country. Starting at Rs 19,990...

Soldier kills 2 colleagues, himself in Himachal Pradesh

Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh), Sep 17: A soldier allegedly shot dead two of his colleagues before killing himself in the cantonment area of Dharamshala early on Monday, police said. Jasbir Singh,...

Now, Shivpal Yadav unveils his outfit's flag

Lucknow, Sep 17: Over a fortnight after floating the Samajwadi Secular Manch (SSM), former Uttar Pradesh Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav on Monday unveiled his outfit's flag. Shivpal, a younger broth...

Mamata greets PM Narendra Modi on his 68th birthday

Kolkata, Sep 17: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is on an official tour of Europe, on Monday greeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his 68th birthday. "Birthday greetings to Prime...

SC extends house arrest of rights activists till Sep 19

New Delhi, Sep 17: The Supreme Court Monday said that it will examine two days later whether there is material supporting the arrest of five rights activists in connection with the Koregaon-Bhima vio...

Rajnath in Jammu today, to launch smart fence along IB, review security

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday will arrive in Jammu on a day-long visit where he will launch the 'smart fence' pilot project along International Border in the region and will also...

India will not lower guard on border with China: Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: India will not lower its guard along the Line of Actual Control with China, while maintaining border peace in sync with the "Wuhan" spirit, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said. ...

'Hindutva' as its central theme, RSS lecture series begins today

NEW DELHI: With "Hindutva" as the central theme, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) will hold a pathbreaking three-day lecture series here from Monday but the top leaders in the opposition are unl...

#Happy_Birthday_PM | Modi turns 68 today

New Delhi, Sep 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will celebrate his 68th birthday in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi where he will interact with school children. Modi will reach Narur villa...

PM Modi greets people on the occasion of Viswakarma Puja

New Delhi, Sep 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted people on the occasion of Viswakarma Puja. The day is dedicated to worshipping the God of Engineering and Construction by Hindus. ...

Rajnath to inaugurate smart fence on border in Jammu tomorrow

Jammu, Sep 16: The much-awaited smart fence pilot project will be inaugurated by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh along international border in Jammu sector on Monday. 'BSF has constructed three pi...

No grudge against officers approaching Supreme Court: Sitharaman

New Delhi, Sep 16: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said she has no "grudge" against a group of Army officers who have approached the Supreme Court to present their views on cases relating to ...

Topper gang-rape: No arrests so far

Chandigarh, Sep 16: Haryana Police continued the hunt for the culprits involved in the gang-rape of a board topper, with no arrests made even four days after the gruesome crime. Police sources s...

Ghost of Rewari rape haunt Haryana CM in Jammu, too

S. SHEKHAR JAMMU: Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal Khattar, who was in Jammu today on a formal visit, had to face tough time when repeatedly questioned about his government’s inaction into bru...

Shutdown in Telangana town over Dalit man's killing

Hyderabad, Sep 15: A shutdown was imposed in Telangana's Miryalguda town on Saturday over the murder of a Dalit man in an apparent case of honour killing. Shops and business establishments remaine...

Rahul accuses CBI Gujarat officer of helping Mallya escape

New Delhi, Sep 15: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday accused CBI Joint Director A.K.Sharma, who is also a Gujarat IPS officer, of helping fugitive businessman Vijay Mallya to escape from th...

Shah participates in 'Swachhta hi Seva'

Hyderabad, Sep 15: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President President Amit Shah has participated in the ambitious 'Swachhta hi Seva', a nation-wide sanitation drive, in Domalguda area here on ...

UP to become ODF by October 2, 2019: Adityanath

Fatehpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 15: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that the state would become open defecation free by October 2, 2019, with his government constructed ov...

Parrikar heads for AIIMS Delhi

Panaji, Sep 15: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday headed to the national capital via a special chartered flight for further treatment and examination at the All India Institute f...

PM to celebrate his birthday in Varanasi on Monday

Varanasi, Sep 15: Hectic preparations are going on for the proposed two-day-long visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to his parliamentary constituency from September 17. Mr Modi will celebrate ...

Assam Police in UP over Hizbul militant's arrest

Guwahati, Sep 15: A team of Assam Police reached Uttar Pradesh on Saturday after a Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist from the northeastern state was arrested in Kanpur earlier this week. Qamar-uz-Zaman ...

PM launches 'Swachhata hi Seva' movement for clean India

New Delhi, Sep 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched nationwide 'Swachhta hi Seva' campaign and urged people to rededicate themselves to fulfill Bapu's dream of Clean India. On t...

Petrol Price reaches 85.31/ L in Srinagar, Rs 88/ Litre in Mumbai, 81 in Delhi

September 15: Fuel prices once again witnessed a hike on Friday, with petrol being sold at Rs 81.00 per litre and diesel at Rs 73.08 per litre here in the national capital. The price of petrol ha...

Mamata congratulates Justice Gogoi on appointment as CJI

Kolkata, Sep 14: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday congratulated Justice Ranjan Gogoi after he was appointed the next Chief Justice of India (CJI). "May I humbly congratulate Ju...

Delhi cop's son booked as his video thrashing woman goes viral

New Delhi, Sep 14: The Delhi Police has registered a case against the son of one of its officers after his video of beating a woman went viral on social networking sites. Deputy Commissioner of Po...

Rahul blames Modi for diluting CBI's 'detain' notice on Mallya

New Delhi, Sep 14: Stepping up his attack against the government, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that it was "inconceivable" that the CBI, which reports to Prime Minister Narendra ...

SC to hear plea of acid attack victim who refused triple talaq

New Delhi, Sep 14: The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Uttar Pradesh government on a plea by a victim of an acid attack in Bulandshahr city a day earlier for refusing to accept a t...

Rahul appoints 9 new AICC secretaries

New Delhi, Sep 14: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed nine new AICC secretaries. In a statement, party General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said: "Zenith Sangma has been appointed as se...

Amit Shah offers prayers to Lord Ganesh in Mumbai

Mumbai, Sep 14: BJP president Amit Shah Friday offered prayers to Lord Ganesh at various places in Mumbai as part of the ongoing 10-day Ganesh festival. Shah and his wife arrived in the city post-...

BSP leader shot dead in Meerut

Meerut, Sep 14 : Armed criminals shot dead a BSP leader Guddu Choudhury in a busy market area of Mawana road in the city on Thursday night. Police sources here on Friday said that four criminals ...

Modi praises exemplary social works done by Bohra community

Indore, MP, Sept 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today heaped lavish praises on the Daudi Bohra community for work being done in fields of nutrition, education and cleanliness. “Such efforts pr...

SC awards ex-ISRO man Nambi Narayanan Rs 50 lakh compensation

New Delhi, Sep 14: The Supreme Court on Friday awarded Rs 50 lakh compensation to former ISRO scientist S. Nambi Narayanan who was falsely implicated in an espionage case and had to suffer jail term ...

Spread awareness on curability of leprosy, eliminate discrimination: SC

New Delhi, Sep 14: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered that awareness is spread about the free treatment available for leprosy patients and directed the central and state governments to formulate reh...

SC stays bail of Kashmiri businessman in terror funding case

New Delhi, Sep 14: A day after the Delhi High Court granted bail to Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Shah Watali in a terror funding case, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the order. A bench of...

Maoist killed in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Sep 14: A Maoist guerrilla carrying a bounty of Rs 1 lakh was killed on Friday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jharkhand's Gumla district, police said. According to a police stat...

19-year-old student raped by three youths in Haryana town: Police

Haryana, Sep 14: A 19-year-old graduation student was allegedly gangraped in Mahendergarh by three young men from her village in Rewari district of Haryana, police said. According to the FIR filed...