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Mauritius PM arrives to attend Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas, R-Day parade in Mumbai

New Delhi, Jan 20: Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth arrived here on Sunday on a week-long visit India to attend the Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas celebration at Varanasi and also attend the ...

Omar requests Nitish to protect burial ground of Medieval Kashmir ruler in Bihar

Srinagar, Jan 20 :Reacting to reports that burial ground of exiled Yusuf Shah Chak, who ruled Kashmir from 1579 to 1586, is under ‘threat’ from landgrabbers in Bihar, National Conference (NC) vice-pr...

Pak Rangers again violates ceasefire on IB, BSF retaliates

Jammu, Jan 20: In a yet another incident of ceasefire violation, Pakistani Rangers on Sunday fired unprovoked along International Border (IB) in Hiranagar sector of Kathua district in Jammu region. ...

Get ready for total lunar eclipse, Supermoon on Sunday evening

NEW DELHI /Jan /20: Super Blood Wolf Moon will be seen on January 20 and 21. This includes a total lunar eclipse, super blood moon and a "Wolf Moon". A "super moon" occurs when the moon is especially...

2 Naga Sadhus Detained By Kumbh Police After They Thrash Pilgrim

Prayagraj, Jan 20: Two Naga sadhus were detained by Jhunsi police after they beat up a pilgrim inside their camp in the Kumbh Mela area. Police said here on Sunday that they had detained two Naga sa...

Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi certified UA

New Delhi, Jan 20 : 'Manikarnika: The Queen Of Jhansi ', the much awaited film directed by Kangana Ranaut, has been awarded a 'UA' certificate by the Censor board, trade sources said on Sunday. The ...

J&K imports genetically modified Trout fish seed from Denmark after 119 years

Srinagar, Jan 20 : First in India, Jammu and Kashmir have imported genetically modified Rainbow Trout Seed from Denmark after 119 years to boost annual production from 500 to 5000 tonnes over the nex...

Cold Sunday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 20 : It was a cold morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said. The maximum t...

Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS

New Delhi, Jan 20: BJP President Amit Shah was on Sunday discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here where he was admitted after contracting swine flu. "It's a matter ...

Despite snow prediction, one-way traffic continues on Kashmir highway

Srinagar, Jan 20 :Despite weather warning which could affect surface and air traffic, Srinagar-Jammu national highway, the only all weather road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the country...

Himachal sees increase in temperature, snow in store

Shimla, Jan 20 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw an increase of temperatures one to six degrees above the normal on Sunday due to clouds, but the Met Office has forecast widespread rain and snowfal...

Apna time aayega': Underground rappers ahead of 'Gully Boy' release

New Delhi, Jan 20 :"Apna time aayega" is a catchphrase from a "Gully Boy" song that is resonating with underground or street rappers, who hope to grab more spotlight for their talent of "asli hip-hop...

Mexico oil pipeline blast: Death toll rises to 73

Mexico City, Jan 20: The number of people killed in an explosion at a ruptured oil pipeline in Mexico's central Hidalgo state has increased to 73, Governor Omar Fayad said on Sunday. "So far there...

Preparations in full swing for Bengal Global Business Summit held on Feb 7 & 8

Kolkata, Jan 20: Preparations for the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) 2019, scheduled for February 7 and 8 at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre, New Town, are on in full swing. Bengal Global B...

Kerala to revise list of women who prayed at Sabarimala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 20: Stung by widespread criticism over the numerous errors in the list of women who prayed at the Sabarimala temple, the Kerala government has decided to re-prepare the list. ...

Rain predicted as temperatures rise in Punjab, Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 20 : The maximum and minimum temperatures rose at most places in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday even as the Met department predicted rainfall over some parts of the region in the next...

Postgraduate student found dead in Gurugram institute

Gurugram, Jan 20 : A postgraduate student of Management Development Institute (MDI) was found dead on Saturday in the campus of the institute here under mysterious circumstances, police said. The ...

Weather slightly improves in Kashmir Valley

Srinagar, Jan 20: The weather slightly improved in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday with an increase in the minimum temperatures due to a nightlong cloud cover, the weather office said. "The minimum t...

People fed up of BJP govt, will teach lesson in LS polls: Akhilesh Pratap Singh

Deoria, Jan 19 (UNI) Accusing the Modi-led Union government of not keeping their promises, Congress spokesperson Akhilesh Pratap Singh on Saturday said that the people were fed up of BJP government a...

Siddaramaiah welcomes Yeddyurappa's statement that BJP will not pulldown the Congress-JDS Coalition Government in Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 19 (UNI) Former Karnataka Chief Minister and Congress-JDS Coalition Government Coordination Committee Chairman Siddaramaiah on Saturday welcomed the statement of Opposition Leader in t...

Interim protection of Vadra'a close aide extended in money laundering case

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) A Delhi court on Saturday extended till February 6 the interim protection from arrest to Manoj Arora, a close aide of Robert Vadra in a case related to Prevention of Money Lau...

Opposition uniting to save themselves, BJP uniting the nation: Modi on Mamata’s rally

Silvassa, Jan 19 (UNI) In a scathing attack on a grand rally organised by Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Bannerjee in Kolkata, also attended by leaders of opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Mo...

Kolkata rally an anti-Modi exercise, says BJP: Rudy calls Shatrughan an 'opportunistic'

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) The BJP on Saturday said the Kolkata rally attended among others by the opposition leaders including Mamata Banerjee, Sharad Pawar, N Chandrababu Naidu and H D Deve Gowda only...

MP CM heads for WEF

Bhopal, Jan 19 (UNI) Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath left early Saturday for the Swiss town of Davos to participate in the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting, official sources said. Whi...

All district Cong committees will hold conventions from next week: Sheila Dikshit

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) president Sheila Dikshit on Saturday held a meeting of District and Block Congress Committee presidents at the DPCC office, Rajiv Bhawa...

Mahagatbandhan a bogey which cannot defeat BJP: Shahnawaz Hussain

Panaji, Jan 19 (UNI) Former Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National Spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain on Saturday claimed that issue of Mahagathbandhan is a bogey which cannot defe...

Czech Republic is key partner, President tells visiting Prime Minister

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) India counts on the Czech Republic as a key partner in its growth story, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on Saturday. Welcoming the visiting Czech Prime Minister Andrej...

PM dedicates L&T's Armoured Systems Complex at Gujarat’s Hazira to nation

Hazira (Gujarat), Jan 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday dedicated to the nation Larsen & Toubro (L&T) Armoured Systems Complex, India’s leading technology, engineering, construction, ...

Extradition matters of 1995 Purulia arms case Kim Davy resolved, says Denmark PM

New Delhi, Jan 19 (UNI) Denmark Prime Minister Lars Rasmussen said on Saturday that the issues concerning the extradition of Niels Holck alias Kim Davy, the prime accused in the 1995 Purulia arms dro...

CPI National Secretary D Raja meets Lalu Yadav in RIMS

Ranchi, Jan 19 (UNI) CPI National Secretary and Rajya Sabha MP D Raja alongwith former Union Minister Kanti Singh and Santosh Manjhi who is the son of former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi tod...

2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Accusing the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah pair of planting hatred in the country, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not be...

Mamata rally a 'failed front': BJP

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Asserting that it will form the next government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Saturday called the United India Rally of the opposition in K...

Keeping Kim Davy case aside, India, Denmark rev up ties

New Delhi, Jan 19 (IANS) Keeping aside the 1995 Purulia arms drop case in which Danish national Kim Davy played a key role, India and Denmark have boosted their bilateral relationship and are now pla...

Sonia terms Brigade rally important for galvanising opposition against Modi

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Congress stalwart Sonia Gandhi on Saturday described the opposition rally here as an "important attempt" to galvanise leaders across the political spectrum to fight the "arroga...

Karnataka BJP MLAs housed in Haryana hotels head home

Gurugram, Jan 19 (IANS) Over a hundred Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators, who were housed in two hotels here in Haryana for the last five days, on Saturday left for their homes. T...

Meghalaya issues modified coal transportation order

Shillong, Jan 19 (IANS) The Meghalaya government has issued a modified order allowing transportation of coal in transit through the state, before a Supreme Court hearing on the issue, an official sai...

Odisha hikes social security pension for 48 lakh people

Bhubaneswar, Jan 19 (IANS) The Odisha government on Saturday announced a hike in the social security pension under Madhu Babu Pension Yojana (MBPY) for 48 lakh beneficiaries. Chief Minister Naveen...

BSF refutes claims of pushing Rohingyas into Bangladesh

Agartala, Jan 19 (IANS) The Border Security Force (BSF) has strongly refuted claims by Bangladeshi border guards' "unfounded allegation that the BSF have been pushing Rohingyas into Bangladeshi terri...

BJP treating legislators like commodities: Kumaraswamy

Kolkata, Jan 19 (IANS) Assailing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to poach his party's MLAs by offering "huge amounts of cash", Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumarasawmy on Saturday said l...

Modi sniggers at opposition's Kolkata rally, terms it 'anti-people'

Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli), Jan 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the mega-rally of Opposition parties in in Kolkata terming it "anti-people". Speaking at a rally in the U...

Modi govt playing mischief with statistics: Yashwant Sinha

Kolkata, Jan 19: Former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Saturday came down heavily on the Narendra Modi government saying that this was the first government after Independence which has been playin...

Fight together to oust BJP, do not think of prime ministership: Abdullah

Kolkata, Jan 19: National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday urged the opposition parties to fight the coming Lok Sabha elections together to oust the BJP, not worrying about issue of pri...

Tumultuous welcome for Mamata at Brigade Ground

Kolkata, Jan 19: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a tumultuous welcome as she reached the Brigade Parade Ground for the opposition's mega anti-BJP rally on Saturday. The Trinam...

Authorities On Alert As Container With Radioactive Material Goes Missing From ONGC Site

January 19: A container carrying radioactive substance Caesium-137 (CS-137) is missing from a lorry that transported the material to the ONGC site at Rajahmundry in Andhra Pradesh's Krishna district....

JNU sedition case: Court questions Delhi Police for filing charge sheet without procuring requisite sanctions

New Delhi: A court here questioned the Delhi Police on Saturday for filing charge sheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the 2...

Smriti joins issue with Chidambaram, says Cong leader has proved her 'argument'

New Delhi, Jan 19: Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani has joined issue with senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for his remarks that the government was trying to silence the voice of dissent...

Gadkari and Thaawarchand Gehlot to attend BJP SC Morcha Convention at Nagpur

New Delhi/Nagpur, Jan 19: Nearly BJP 5,000 workers from across the country are expected to take part in the two-day mega national convention of saffron party's Scheduled Caste Morcha to be held in Na...

Guterres expresses doubt in enabling India-Pakistan dialogue

United Nations, Jan 19: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed doubts about his efficacy in enabling talks between India and Pakistan but said he hoped that given their importance they wou...

Will protest if Parrikar 'dodges' Assembly committee meet: Congress

Panaji, Jan 18 (IANS) Accusing ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of avoiding meeting legislators from the Opposition, state Congress President Girish Chodankar on Friday said if Parrikar continu...

Sabarimala: Row over age of women mentioned on Kerala government list

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 18 (IANS) A row has erupted over flaws in the actual age of some of the 51 women referred to by the Kerala government counsel on Friday in the Supreme Court saying they were i...

RSS swipes at BJP over soldier deaths, temple delay

Nagpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Taking a swipe at the BJP-led government at the Centre, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday wondered why soldiers were dying on the country's borders though there is no war and on...

Government will again miss fiscal deficit target: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) Claiming that the Narendra Modi government's efforts during its remaining tenure cannot revive the "perilous condition" of the Indian economy, former Union Minister and Congr...

ISRO launches Young Scientists programme

New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Friday announced a Young Scientists programme under which three school students will be selected from each state and union te...

Some Karnataka BJP MLAs shift to another Haryana hotel

Gurugram, Jan 18 (IANS) Around 25 MLAs of the nearly 100 Karnataka BJP legislators put up here at the five star ITC Grand Bharat resort for the last few days have reportedly shifted to a nearby hotel...

EC may announce Lok Sabha poll schedule in March first week: Sources

New Delhi, Jan 18: The dates for the Lok Sabha elections are likely to be announced in the first week of March, sources indicated on Friday. The term of the present Lok Sabha ends on June 3. T...

Modi deal gifted Dassault Rs 186 crore more per Rafale: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 18: The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of compromising national security in the Rafale deal by "denying" to the IAF 90 aircraft it desperately needed and "gif...

Twenty one children to be conferred bravery award on R-Day

New Delhi, Jan 18: Twenty one children will receive the bravery award this year for displaying unprecedented courage and bravery ,saving lives by risking their own. Eight girls and 13 boys will be c...

HC grants bail to hawala dealer Aslam Wani

New Delhi, Jan 18: The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, who is accused of money-laundering. The court allowed bail plea of Wani asking him to f...

India win 3rd ODI to claim series

Melbourne, Jan 18: India rode a third consecutive half-century by former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni to defeat Australia by seven wickets in the third One-Day International (ODI) here on Friday. ...

CBI questions youth acquitted in Andhra student's murder

Vijayawada, Jan 18: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which recently began a fresh investigation into a decade-old case of an Andhra girl student's rape and murder, on Friday questioned Saty...

Bride injured in celebratory firing

New Delhi, Jan 18: A 19-year-old bride was injured early on Friday after a bullet fired in a celebratory firing hit her ankle during her marriage ceremony here, a police officer said. The incident...

Justice Maheshwari, Justice Khanna sworn in as SC Judges

New Delhi, Jan 18: Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna were on Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered the oath by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Wit...

Srinivas Reddy is new Telangana Speaker

Hyderabad, Jan 18: Pocharam Srinivas Reddy was unanimously elected the Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly on Friday. The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) leader was elected unoppo...

Cricketers to grace Kumbh next month

Prayagraj, Jan 18: Kumbh mela will also witness great Indian cricketers coming in the days to come. Many well-known cricketers including Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, would be attending the Kumb...

In a first, IAF lands AN-32 plane at Pakyong airfield in Sikkim

New Delhi/Gangtok, Jan 17: For the first time ever, the Indian Air Force (IAF) has landed an AN-32 transport aircraft at Pakyong airfield in Sikkim, about 60 km away from Indo-China border. “An AN...

3rd ODI: India opt to bowl vs Australia (Toss)

Melbourne, Jan 18: India skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl against Australia in the third and final one day international (ODI) of the series at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) he...

J&K airports' audit report to get BCAS endorsement favouring CISF

New Delhi, Jan 18 :The audit report of the highly sensitive Jammu, Srinagar and Leh airports is under final scrutiny of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) that will send its endorsement "ve...

Snow avalanche in Leh, rescue teams rushed

Srinagar, Jan 18 :A snow avalanche hit an area in Leh in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir on early Friday morning, official sources said. They said a huge snow avalanche hit Garondnikla in Leh ear...

Yashwant, Shourie to attend Mamata's rally, Mayawati deputes Satish Mishra

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Former Union Ministers Arun Shourie, Yashwant Sinha and Shatrughan Sinha -- all of whom had served in late Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's cabinet but have been bitterly ...

Dy CM Nitin Patel's picture missing from 'Vibrant Gujarat' posters

Gandhinagar/Ahmedabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Thursday for the high-profile three-day "Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit 2019", pictures of Deputy Chief Minist...

Accelerate resources to fortify fiscal position, NE states told

Agartala, Jan 17 (IANS) The 15th Finance Commission Chairman N.K. Singh on Thursday suggested the northeastern states to accelerate resources and revenue to strengthen fiscal position. "The northe...

Congress points fingers at Doval son, demands details of FDI from Cayman Islands

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Alleging links between National Security Advisor Ajit Dovals son Vivek opening a hedge fund in the Cayman Islands soon after 2016 demonetisation and the huge spike in inflow ...

Modi jealous of Andhra Pradesh: Chandrababu Naidu

Amaravati, Jan 17 (IANS) Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was jealous of Andhra Pradesh and hence was behind the proposed Federal Front of Tel...

JNU sedition row created to dilute Vemula's suicide: Ex-ABVP member

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The chargesheet against 10 JNU students is politically motivated and the entire issue is the brain-child of the BJP, which stoked the controversy to dilute the suicide of Uni...

PM to unveil national film museum in Mumbai

Mumbai, Jan 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday inaugurate the National Museum of Indian Cinema (NMIC) that has come up in a 19th century heritage bungalow and a modern building i...

Five stages, LED screens, 300 volunteers at Mamata's mega rally

Kolkata, Jan 17 (IANS) Five massive stages with the iconic Victoria Memorial in the backdrop, hundreds of workers busy building barricades and setting up LED screens and scores of Trinamool Congress ...

SC asks Lokpal search panel to prepare list of shortlisted candidates by February-end

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Lokpal search committee headed by former top court Judge Ranjana Prakash Desai to complete its deliberations for shortlisting the cand...

Some concerns over citizenship Bill genuine, says BJP's Ram Madhav

Guwahati, Jan 17 (IANS) BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Thursday said some concerns over the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 are genuine, and that will meet dissenting MLAs and other party lead...

BJP leaders visit Amit Shah at AIIMS

New Delhi, Jan 17: Several Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders, including party media coordinator Anil Balooni and Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Ashwani Choubey, on Thursday visite...

President worships at Sangam in Kumbh

Prayagraj, Jan 17: President Ram Nath Kovind and his family along with Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik and chief minister Yogi Adityanath worshiped here on the occasion of ongoing Kumbh on Thursday. ...

India condemns Nairobi hotel attack

New Delhi, Jan 17: India on Thursday condemned the terror attack at a luxury hotel complex in Kenya's capital Nairobi that claimed the lives of at least 21 people. "India strongly condemns the hor...

SC to hear plea for police protection for 2 women who entered Sabarimala temple

New Delhi, Jan 17: The Supreme Court will hear on Friday a plea for round-the-clock police protection for two women who had entered the Sabarimala temple, as they have been getting threats. A ben...

Security heightened in Haryana, Punjab ahead of Ram Rahim's sentencing

Chandigarh, Jan 17: Security was heightened in parts of Haryana and Punjab ahead of the sentencing of convicted Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh and his three close aides by a spe...

New IS module: NIA raids 7 places in Punjab, UP

New Delhi, Jan 17: The NIA on Thursday raided seven places in Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in connection with its ongoing probe into a new Islamic State (IS)-inspired module Harkat-ul-Harb-e-Islam, offi...

Prez reaches Prayagraj to worship at Sangam in Kumbh Mela

Prayagraj, Jan 17: President Ram Nath Kovind, reached the Sangam city on Thursday morning to worship at the Kumbh Mela here. UP governor Ram Naik, chief minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed the Presi...

India summons Pakistan mission official, protests civilian's killing in J&K

New Delhi, Jan 16: The government on Wednesday summoned an official of the Pakistan High Commission and lodged a strong protest over the killing of a civilian in Sundarbani sector in Jammu and Kashm...

Indian FM Arun Jaitley diagnosed with rare cancer

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who left for the US for medical treatment, has been diagnosed with a rare kind of cancer and may not be able to present this years Interim Budget on Februar...

Armed Men Loot Passengers In 2 AC Coaches Of Duranto Express In Delhi

NEW DELHI: Armed men entered a train in the outskirts of Delhi early this morning and looted passengers. Passengers of two AC coaches in the Jammu-Delhi Duranto Express were looted by unidentified...

In Search For 15 Trapped Meghalaya Miners, Navy Divers Spot Body

NEW DELHI: Navy divers have detected the body of one person more than a month after operations began to search and rescue 15 miners trapped in a deep coal mine in Meghalaya. The body - which is yet ...

Tax Exemption Limit Likely To Be Increased From Rs 2.5 Lakh To Rs 5 Lakh

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley is likely to increase the tax exemption limit from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 5 lakh in the interim budget on February 1. Sources in Finance Ministry told Cross T...

TN CM condemns Sri Lankan Navy chasing away Indian fishermen

Chennai, Jan 16 (IANS) Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday condemned the Sri Lankan Navy chasing away two Indian fishing boats, resulting in the death of one person. In a stateme...

Congress legislator suspended from party

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Punjab Congress legislator Kulbir Singh Zira was on Wednesday suspended from the party's membership on charges of indiscipline, Punjab Congress President and Member of Parli...

Our government stable, why BJP hiding its MLAs, asks Kharge

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Congress on Wednesday said the H.D. Kumaraswamy-led Karnataka dispensation is stable and claimed that the persistent efforts of the BJP to destabilise it have failed, lea...

Cabinet okays revised cost to construct 13 central varsities

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for Revised Cost of Estimate (RCE) for the construction of 13 new central universitie...

Manipur opposes citizenship Bill unless it protects indigenous people: CM

Imphal, Jan 16 (IANS) Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren said on Wednesday that his BJP-led coalition government will oppose the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2018 until there was a clause to protect th...

Meghalaya Congress women workers demand scrapping of Citizenship Bill

Shillong, Jan 16 (IANS) Congress women workers in Meghalaya on Wednesday took out a protest march demanding the scrapping of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 that was passed in the Lok Sabha. ...

BJP's bid to topple Karnataka government fails, says Congress Minister

Bengaluru, Jan 16 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party's bid to topple Karnataka's coalition government by poaching Congress legislators has failed, Congress leader G. Parameshwara said on Wednesday. ...

Haryana students to get 'Shaurya Award' in the name of police martyrs

Gurugram Jan 16 (IANS) Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesady announced 'Shaurya Award' to students in the name of 71 personnel of the state police force who laid down their lives wh...

"Stories which define the secular Character of our Country"

January 16: For more than three decades Mohammed Mehmood a resident of Muzaffarnagar Uttar Pradesh has been coming to the Kumbh Mela. The 76-year-old has a unique connection with the largest confluen...

Delhi HC defers AJL plea to Jan 28

New Delhi, Jan 16: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred hearing of a plea by the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), publisher of the National Herald newspaper, challenging a single-judge bench orde...

Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta creates world record

New Delhi/ Kolkata, Jan 16: Indian mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta on Wednesday created a new world record by becoming the youngest in the world to complete both seven summits and seven volcanic summi...

4 killed in bus-truck collision in Maharashtra

Nagpur, Jan 16: At least four people were killed and some others injured when a state transport bus collided with a truck in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra on Wednesday morning, police said/ ...

New jolt to AAP: Punjab MLA quits party

Chandigarh, Jan 16: In a fresh jolt to the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Punjab, yet another MLA, this time Baldev Singh, resigned from the party's primary membership on Wednesday, citing "autocratic func...

In a first, transgenders take holy dip at Kumbh Mela

Prayagraj (Allahabad): For decades Laxmi Narayan Tripathi has fought the conservative laws and beliefs to put her transgender community on a par with the rest of society, and now she has notched up a...

Don't take political mileage from Kanhaiya case: Sena to BJP

Mumbai, Jan 16: The Shiv Sena Wednesday said the BJP has no moral right to criticise student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, who has been charged with sedition, after teaming up with the PDP in Jammu and Kash...

Sardar statue unveiling: Government splurged Rs 2.64 cr in ads

Mumbai, Jan 16: The Centre splurged more than Rs 2.64 crore on advertising in the media for the inaugural of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's statue, known as the Statue of Unity, a RTI reply revealed her...

Philip Kotler congratulates PM Modi for Presidential award

New Delhi, Jan 16: Philip Kotler, an American marketing author, consultant, and professor on Tuesday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi after Congress President Rahul Gandhi mocked him for be...

At least 11 dead in attack at Nairobi hotel complex

Nairobi, Jan 16: At least 11 people, including a US citizen have been killed here by the suspected militants in a luxury hotel complex. Authorities reported that scores of Kenyans and foreign nati...

Army Chief warns Pak of strong action

NEW DELHI: Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Tuesday warned Pakistan that India will not hesitate in carrying out strong action against inimical moves, asserting that its forces were giving enemies along...

Friendly Indo-Pak relations in the interest of border residents: Ex J&K MLC

Jammu, Jan 16: Against the backdrop of increased ceasefire violation incidents along the Line of Control, former National Conference MLC Shahnaz Ganai on Tuesday batted for friendly Indo-Pak relatio...

Nepal Army chief visits Central Command in UP

Lucknow, Jan 15 (UNI) Nepal Army Chief General Purna Chandra Thapa arrived here on Tuesday on a day-long visit to Uttar Pradesh, said a press statement issued by the Central command here on Tuesday. ...

Enjoying absolute majority and no threat to coalition Government: Kumaraswamy

Bengaluru, Jan 15(UNI) Playing down the withdrawal of support by the two independent MLAs, Chief minister, H D Kumaraswamy, who is heading the JD(S)-Congress coalition government, has said that “Ther...

NDMC Budget: Medical facility to be provided at 2 hospitals under Ayushman Bharat

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) in it's budget 2019-20 has proposed to provide medical and surgical treatment facility at Charak Palika Hospital and Palika Maternity Ho...

BJP MLAs stay put in Haryana: Saffron party blames Cong, Siddamaraiah for K'taka crisis

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) In the midst of claims and counter claims of poaching charges from the either side, the BJP central leadership on Tuesday for the first time led attack against the JD(S)-Congr...

Kharge writes to PM, calls for immediate meeting of 3 member panel to appoint new CBI director

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) Terming the removal of Mr Alok Verma as CBI chief and appointment of Mr Nageshwar Rao as interim director as ‘illegal’, Leader of the Congress in the lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kha...

Team 'Sonchiriya' shot fire with real rifles, guns

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The recently released trailer of 'Sonchiriya' has been generating immense buzz for the raw and rustic looks set in the rooted villages of central India. Playing a dacoit m...

Centre discusses opening up of Kartarpur Sahib Corridor with stakeholders

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Tuesday chaired a meeting of the stakeholders for the opening up of the proposed Kartarpur Sahib Corridor from Dera Baba Nanak in Punja...

Delhi Govt committed to work for development of Urdu: Sisodia

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The Governing Council of Urdu Academy and Delhi government met on Tuesday under the chair of Deputy Chief Minister and Minister of Art, Culture and Languages, Manish Sisodia t...

NIA files charge sheet against 2 in Junagarh FICN case

New Delhi, Jan 15 (UNI) The National Investigation Agency (NIA), Mumbai branch on Tuesday filed Charge sheet against two accused in Junagarh fake Indian currency case at Special NIA court Ahmadabad, ...

Grand Alliance in Bihar united, strong: Tejashwi

Patna, Jan 15 (IANS) Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar was united and strong and will soon announce its decision on seat sha...

Telugu icon Kanneganti undergoes heart surgery; stable now

Mumbai, Jan 15 (IANS) Iconic Telugu actor Brahmanandam Kanneganti underwent a heart bypass surgery at the Asian Heart Institute (AHI), sources close to the family said here on Tuesday. He was rush...

Modi arrives in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram, Jan 15 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Tuesday evening on a brief four-hour visit of Kerala. Stepping down from the aircraft that flew him from Raipur, Modi...

SC sets conditions for BJP's Bengal rath yatra

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) In a setback to the BJP, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the party cannot hold its proposed "rath yatra" in West Bengal unless it can address the Mamata Banerjee-led s...

Delhi HC tells Centre, CBI to file response on plea to probe phone tapping

New Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Central government and the CBI to file reply to a plea seeking a direction to constitute a SIT to look into the abuse of power by so...

Over 3 lakh drug addicts treated in Punjab in 2018: Police

Chandigarh, Jan 15 (IANS) Over three lakh drug addicts were treated in Punjab in 2018 and more than 63,000 people are currently being treated, out of which 25,000 are heroin addicts, a top police off...

2 MLAs withdraw support to Karnataka's JD-S-Congress government

Bengaluru, Jan 15 (IANS) In a jolt to the seven-month-old Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S)-Congress coalition government in Karnataka, two legislators -- a member of a regional outfit and an Independent -- ...

Court to consider chargesheet in JNU sedition case on Jan 19

New Delhi, Jan 15: A court here on Tuesday set January 19 for considering a chargesheet filed against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in a sedi...

Mehbooba requests re-issuance of visa for PoK woman married to Kashmiri

Srinagar, Jan 15: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has requested External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to re-issue visa to a woman Maroofa Jan (a Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) re...

Army chief warns Pakistan for supporting terrorists

New Delhi, Jan 15: In an obvious attack on Pakistan, Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Tuesday said "our western neighbour" was ceaselessly supporting terrorists and warned that his troops won...

Past governments ruled India like Sultans: Modi

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday attacked previous governments at the Centre for ruling the country like their "Sultanates", neglecting its rich heritage. "Past governm...

Assam celebrates Magh Bihu

Guwahati, Jan 15: Assam on Tuesday celebrated Magh Bihu, the annual harvest festival, with traditional fervour. While Wednesday marks the first day of the Assamese calendar month of 'Magh', Bihu c...

Kite-flying claims 2 lives in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 15: Kite-flying claimed two lives and left a boy critically injured in separate incidents over the past two days in Hyderabad, police said on Tuesday. A 11-year-old boy died after a...

Man held for sending threat email to kidnap Kejriwal's daughter

New Delhi, Jan 15: The Delhi Police on Tuesday arrested a man on the charge of sending an email to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's Office threatening to kidnap his daughter. "The accused, i...

Centre striving hard to develop eastern states: Modi

Bhubaneswar, Jan 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday the Centre is striving hard for the development of eastern India, including Odisha, as he launched projects worth Rs 1,550 crore. ...

Kashmiris being used to score political points by national parties: Mehbooba

Srinagar, Jan 15: Questioning the timing of filing charge-sheet in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) case, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said Kashmiris are being used to sco...

SALUTE! Army Major, killed in Pak attack, had married fiancé despite her suffering paralysis attack

Pune, Jan 15: Major Shashi Dharan V Nair, who got martyred in an IED explosion in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir last week, was bid an emotional adieu on Sunday at Khadakwasla area on the outs...

Kashmir still a challenge due to Pak: HM

LAKHIMPUR (UP): Kashmir is still a challenge due to destabilising activities by Pakistan, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Monday. "Kashmir is still a challenge due to destabilising ...

Article 370 BJP leader’s PIL tagged with pending plea, hearing on Apr 2

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday ordered tagging of a PIL challenging the validity of Article 370 of the Constitution--which grants a special status to Jammu and Kashmir and limits Parliament's...

JNU sedition: Mufti questions timing of filing chargesheet

SRINAGAR: Former Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Monday questioned the timing of filing of charge sheet in the 2016 JNU sedition case, in which seven Kashmiris have been named, saying the students were...

Devotees take holy dip on Makar Sankranti as Kumbh Mela opens

Prayagraj, Jan 15: Thousands of devotees took a holy dip here at the Sangam -- the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna and the mystical Saraswati rivers -- on Tuesday morning, on the auspicious occasi...

Umpire Taufel backs Hardik, Rahul

Kolkata, Jan 14: Australian umpiring great Simon Taufel on Monday backed under-fire cricketers Hardik Pandya and Lokesh Rahul, calling for the issue to be handled with care as everyone makes mistakes...

Kanhaiya Kumar questions timing of chargesheet, says it's politically motivated

New Delhi, Jan 14: Former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) president Kanhaiya Kumar on Monday questioned the timing of Delhi Police filing a chargesheet against him and others in a...

SC gives Centre six weeks to reply to notice on PIL against 'snooping'

New Delhi, Jan 14: The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a plea challenging the notification authorising 10 central agencies to intercept, monitor and decrypt any computer system...

BEST strike hits Mumbai commuters for 7th day

Mumbai, Jan 14: Over four million commuters including students were badly hit as the strike by over 20,000 employees of the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST), the lifeline of the city, ente...

SC keeps pending petitions challenging notification on entry of minorities

New Delhi, Jan 14: The Supreme Court on Monday kept in abeyance a challenge to two notifications on the Passport Act and the Foreigners Act that permitted all religious minorities, except Muslims, t...

SC issues notice on Sajjan Kumar's plea

New Delhi, Jan 14: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a notice to the CBI on former Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's appeal challenging the Delhi High Court verdict sentencing him to life imprisonment ...

PM Modi’s Jammu visit scheduled on Feb 3

Jammu, Jan 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Jammu on February 3 to lay the foundation stone for multiple projects. Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadk...

Is Sitharaman giving Pakistan clean chit on Uri, Pathankot attacks, asks Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 14: Attacking Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for claiming that no major terror attack took place since the BJP came to power at the Centre in 2014, senior Congress leader P. Chida...

New Gurudwara to come up in Fishers

Fishers, United States, Jan 14 :On the auspicious occasion of 253rd birth anniversary of Guru Gobind Singh, the tenth Guru of Sikhs, Sikh Community in Fishers, Indiana launched a $ 3 million Gurudwar...

One way traffic resumes on Kashmir highway, Leh & Mughal roads remain closed

Srinagar, Jan 14 : One-way traffic on Monday resumed on the 300-km-long Srinagar-Jammu national highway after all stranded vehicles were allowed to move towards their respective destinations on Sunda...

Train services resume in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Jan 14 :Train services on Monday resumed after remaining suspended on Sunday for security reasons in south Kashmir, where a top Al-Badr commander was among two militants killed in an encoun...

Karvan-e-Aman bus leaves for PoK

Srinagar, Jan 14: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK) left here on Monday morning to cross over to another side of the Line ...