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PM congratulates new Goa CM Sawant

New Delhi, Mar 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated new Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on assumption of charge and hoped the dispensation under him will fulfill the aspirations...

One of seven abducted Indians returns

New Delhi: One of the seven Indian nationals, who was kidnapped in Baghlan province of Afghanistan in May 2018, has safely returned to India, MEA announced here on Monday night. "We are grateful t...

Pramod Sawant sworn in as 11th Goa CM

Panaji, March 19: Former Speaker of Goa legislative assembly and BJP MLA Pramod Sawant was sworn in as the 11th Chief Minister of Goa on Tuesday. Vijai Sardesai from the Goa Forward Party and Sud...

India-Pak tensions to figure in Qureshi-Wang talks: China

Beijing, Mar 18: China said on Monday that tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terrorist attack would figure in the first strategic dialogue between Foreign Minister Wang Yi an...

In a first, MHA to give meals to Central Police forces during transit for election deployment

New Delhi, Mar 18 : For the first time, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) will provide meals to the personnel of Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) during transit for election duties in the coming Lo...

KPCC formally asks Rahul to fight polls from state

Bengaluru, March 18: Karnataka Congress chief Dinesh Gundu Rao on Monday formally invited Congress President Rahul Gandhi to contest the Lok Sabha elections from the state. In his letter to the p...

PM in Goa, pays homage to Parrikar, meets family

Panaji, March 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived here on Monday and paid floral tributes to Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who died on Sunday after a long battle with cancer. Modi met t...

Goa's new CM will be sworn in after 3 p.m.

Panaji, March 18: Goa's new Chief Minister will be sworn in after 3 p.m., state BJP President Vinay Tendulkar announced on Monday. Speaking to reporters, Tendulkar, who was exiting a city resort ...

New CM to be sworn in an hour: Goa BJP chief

Panaji, Mar 18: Goa BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said there would be clarity on who would be the state's new chief minister by 2 pm Monday. Tendulkar said this after meeting Union minister and se...

Masood Azhar travelled to UK, to collect funds for Kashmiri militants: Report

Srinagar: Terror mastermind Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir and received Rs 15 lakh (Pakistani currency), th...

Cabinet condoles demise of Manohar Parrikar, approves resolution

New Delhi, Mar 18: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at Panaji and approved observing one day national mourning on M...

Poll process begins in both Telugu states

Hyderabad/Amaravati, March 18: The process for elections to the 42 Lok Sabha seats in both the Telugu states and the 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly began on Monday with the election authorities ...

Abhinandan’s return was no favour: Nirmala

JAMMU: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman Sunday criticised those from within the country who had termed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan a "statesman" for returning Wing Commander Abhinandan Vart...

RIP Parrikar. He oversaw first surgical strike across LoC

JAMMU: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, under whose tenure as Defence Minister, India conducted first surgical strikes across the Line of Control in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir as a response to a t...

Retd SC Judge Justice Ghose to be India's first Lokpal

NEW DELHI: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Sunday recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India. His name was finalised and recommended by...

'Parrikar's funeral paramount over coalition talks'

Panaji, March 18: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's final rites were more important than a government formation, the coastal state's BJP unit said on Monday, even as ongoing negotiations between ...

Notification for phase 1 of LS polls on Monday

Kolkata/New Delhi, March 18: The polling process to elect the next government of the world's largest democracy begins on Monday with the Election Commission set to issue the notification for the firs...

No Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK for third week

Srinagar, Mar 18 :The Karvan-e-Aman bus which operates between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (POK), will remain suspended for the third consecutive week, official so...

RGV to move court on CBFC 'pre-censoring' his film

Hyderabad, March 17 (IANS) Filmmaker Ram Gopal Verma is planning to move court against the Central Board of Film Certification after it refused to accept his application to watch the movie 'Lakshmi's...

Kamat may join BJP, succeed Parrikar as Goa CM

Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators on Sunday discussed during a meeting at the state headquarters of the many options the possibility of former Chief Minister and Co...

Abusiveness in Congress DNA, shows frustration: BJP

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) BJP leader Prakash Javadekar on Sunday accused the Congress of vitiating civil discourse by continuously using foul language against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said s...

Assam LS list on Monday, Gogoi won't contest: Congress

Dehradun, March 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday said its candidates for 10 of Assam's 14 Lok Sabha seats would be declared on Monday and former Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi will not be contesting the ...

Congress not to field candidates in 7 seats in UP

Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday announced it will not contest seven Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh to return the favour of the Samajwadi Party (SP), the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) an...

Ex-CBI Jt Director Lakshminarayana joins Jana Sena

Amaravati, March 17 (IANS) Ending all speculations, former CBI Joint Director V.V. Lakshminarayana, who quit the police job last year to enter public life, finally joined actor Pawan Kalyan's Jana Se...

Day after Odisha MLA quits Congress, joins BJP

New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Congress MLA from Salepur constituency in Odisha, Prakash Chandra Behera, on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here in the presence of Union Minister Dharmendra Prad...

Holi celebrated in Chinese Embassy

New Delhi, Mar 17: China's Ambassador to India Luo Zhaohui on Sunday extended greetings to the people of the nations of India and China, on the festival of colours - 'Holi'. Holi, which according to...

I cannot become J&K Chief Minister, Omar will fight as he is young and energetic: Farooq Abdullah

Jammu, Mar 17: Addressing a public meeting asking people to vote for party candidate B R Kundal in Jammu-Poonch parliamentary constituency, he recalled that he had contested the 1996 elections when n...

Former Kerala PSC chairman Radhakrishnan joins BJP

New Delhi, March 17 : Former Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) Chairman K. S. Radhakrishnan on Sunday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party here in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. "K. S. ...

CM, PCC president hold talks with CPI leaders

Puducherry, Mar 17: In a bid to pacify the Communist Party of India and to keep them in the Congress-led alliance, Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy and PCC president A Namasivaym met CPI lead...

J&K sportsbodies put lives of budding sportspersons in jeopardy, seek ‘no health certificate’

Jammu, Mar 17: It sounds astonishing but true that the sports bodies affiliated with the Jammu and Kashmir State Sports Council never seek ‘health certificate’ from the new entrants registering thems...

Priyanka's visit to Lucknow cheers Congress workers

Lucknow, March 17 : Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's arrival here on Sunday has once again enthused party workers ahead of the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Priyanka Gandhi, ...

El Niño might upset monsoon this year: Report

New Delhi, March 17: El Nino may make a comeback this year to upset the expectations of a good monsoon, according to the latest report by the US-based National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration ...

Two girl students commit suicide in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Mar 17: In separate incidents, two girl students aged 13 and 17 committed suicide, when their parents warned them against using cell phones. In the first incident, Sahitha (13) committed...

Congress creating fake campaigns against PM, says Jaitley

New Delhi, Mar 17: Congress has no real issue to target Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the NDA Government so the grand old party is cooking “fake” stories against him to malign his image, Union Fi...

Ex-SC judge Justice P.C. Ghose to be India's 1st Lokpal

New Delhi, March 17: Former Supreme Court judge Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose was on Sunday recommended to be the first Lokpal or anti-corruption ombudsman of India. His name was finalised and rec...

Facebook under lens for 'covering up' data scandal

London, March 17: Federal prosecutors in the US are now probing whether top executives of Facebook, mired in data breaches, were aware of data harvesting by the British political consulting firm Camb...

Fire in IOC refinery in Panipat kills one

Chandigarh, March 17 : One worker was killed and two others sustained serious burn injuries following a major fire at the Indian Oil Corp's Panipat refinery in Haryana, police said on Sunday. The...

Ali Fazal excited to work with Saif for first time

Mumbai, March 17: Actor Ali Fazal says he cannot wait to begin working with actor Saif Ali Khan on their upcoming film "Bhoot Police". This will be their first film together. "I have always consid...

Goa BJP meeting on Parrikar succession plan

Panaji, March 17 : The Goa BJP's core committee met on Sunday to discuss a succession plan in view of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's failing health. Former BJP minister Dayanand Mandrek...

Truck with explosives seized in Bengal, 1 arrested

Kolkata, March 17 : West Bengal's Crime Investigation Department (CID) has seized a truck laden with a large cache of explosives from Birbhum district, a senior officer said on Sunday. Acting on a...

DoT refers BSNL 4G spectrum to TRAI under pressure

New Delhi, March 17: The Department of Telecom has sent a communication to the sector regulator TRAI seeking its views on the possibility of giving 4G spectrum to BSNL outside auction under a prefere...

PNB awarded for cyber security at Dynamic CISO Excellence awards

New Delhi, Mar 17: Punjab National Bank has been awarded for its endeavors towards cyber security at Dynamic CISO Excellence Awards. The cyber security division of the bank is led by Chief Informat...

Fact checkers alone can't curb fake news

New Delhi, March 17: As the proliferation of disinformation on social media platforms has given rise to a new breed of fact checkers, their efforts may not be enough to counter the impact of fake ne...

Two arrested with banned intoxicants in Rajouri

Jammu, Mar 17 : Two people were arrested for smuggling banned drugs addiction tablets and capsules in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said. According to SSP Rajouri, Yugal Ma...

Sushma leaves for Maldives on a two-day visit

New Delhi, Mar 17: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday left for the Maldives on a two-day visit where she and her delegation will hold talks with her counterpart Abdulla Shahid on a wi...

2019 Battle: Modi, BJP leaders change Twitter handle names prefixing 'Chowkidar'

New Delhi, Mar 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and several Union Ministers on Sunday decided to take the “MainBhiChowkidar” campaign to the next level as most of them change...

Ex-MLC's PSO injured in accidental fire in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 17: A Personal Security Officer (PSO) of former MLC and senior National Conference (NC) leader Bashir Veeri was on Sunday injured when his service rifle went off accidentally in south K...

Profit booking to spark volatility in equity indices

Mumbai, March 17: Short-term volatility may persist in key Indian equity indices, as profit booking dents investors' risk-taking appetite during the upcoming trade week, market observers said. How...

LS polls: Priyanka reaches Lucknow; to meet Congress workers

Lucknow, Mar 17 : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached the Uttar Pradesh capital on Sunday morning to review the party's preparedness for the Lok Sabha polls. Senior Congress ...

1 killed, 3 injured in landslide in J&K's Ramban

Jammu, March 17 : One person was killed and three others injured on Sunday in a landslide in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district, police said. A landslide hit the Khari-Mahoo road in Khari tehsil of...

One person dead, two injured in accident in Udhampur

Jammu, Mar 17: One person died and two injured when their vehicle met with an accident on Jammu-Srinagar National Highway in Udhampur district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, police said. ''One pers...

Trump accuses Google of helping Chinese military

Washington, Mar 17:(Sputnik) US President Donald Trump has accused US tech giant Google of helping the Chinese military by conducting business in the Asian country. "Google is helping China and thei...

Five Indians die in Christchurch shootout: Indian High Comm. in New Zealand

New Delhi/Wellington, Mar 17 : There have been five casualties of Indian nationals in the ghastly and unprecedented terror attack in Christchurch in New Zealand. "With a very heavy heart we share t...

FIFA to make vote public for 2023 women's World Cup host

Washington, Mar 17 :(Xinhua) FIFA will make public its vote on the host for the 2023 Women's World Cup. FIFA has said following a meeting in Miami that after the council makes its decision in March ...

Three Out of 4 People Detained After New Zealand Shooting Have No Links to Attack - Police

Moscow, Mar 17: (Sputnik) New Zealand police consider that three people out of four those detained after mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch have no links to the attack, New Zealand police ...

Indian Wells: Nadal pulls out of semis due to knee injury

Los Angeles, Mar 17: Spain's Rafael Nadal withdrew from the Indian Wells tournament on Saturday, citing knee injury. The Spaniard was set to face his rival Switzerland's Roger Federer in Semi-final...

Flash floods in Indonesia's Papua claim 42 lives

Jakarta, Mar 17: As many as 42 people died and dozens of others went missing as flash floods hit Indonesia's easternmost Papua province Saturday night, a local disaster agency official said on Sunday...

Congress stakes claim to form government in Goa

Panaji, March 16 (IANS) On a day when reports suggest that ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's condition has worsened, the Congress in Goa in a letter to Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Saturday s...

Kartarpur: Amarinder sceptical of Pakistan's intent

Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) Making it clear that he does not trust Pakistan's intent behind opening the Kartarpur Corridor, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that Pakistan's "age...

Grand Alliance announcement after Holi: JMM

Ranchi/New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Executive President Hemant Soren on Saturday met Congress President Rahul Gandhi in the national capital and said an announcement on a G...

Charge sheet against accused Kerala Bishop soon

Kottayam (Kerala) March 16 (IANS) A top Kerala Police officer has assured a group of nuns that the charge sheet against Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of repeatedly raping a nun over several years, ...

2 held for obscene posts about Trinamool candidate

Kolkata, March 16 (IANS) Two persons, including a BJP worker, were arrested in West Bengal on Saturday for allegedly posting obscene messages on social media about Trinamool Congress Lok Sabha candid...

Raman Singh's son-in-law charged with Rs 50-cr fraud

Raipur, March 16 (IANS) Former Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh's son-in-law, Puneet Gupta, has been charged with misusing his post and committing financial fraud of Rs 50 crore during his ten...

Khaira to contest LS polls from Bathinda seat

Chandigarh, March 16 (IANS) Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP) President and former AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Saturday said that he will contest the coming Lok Sabha election from the Bathinda seat. ...

Former Uttarakhand CM's son joins Congress

Dehradun, March 16 (IANS) Manish Khanduri, the son of former Uttarakhand Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri, on Saturday joined the Congress in the presence of party President Rahul Gandhi at an election r...

Amit Shah to launch second poster of Modi's biopic

New Delhi, March 16: Ahead of the release of "PM Narendra Modi" biopic, BJP President Amit Shah will launch the film's second poster on Monday here. The first poster of the film was unveiled by M...

Gautam Gambhir, Sunil Chhetri receive Padma awards from President

New Delhi, Mar 16: Former cricketer Gautam Gambhir and Indian football captain Sunil Chhetri received the Padma awards from President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday. The two were among eight sportsper...

President presents Padma awards to 54 personalities

New Delhi, March 16: President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday presented the Padma awards to 54 noted personalities, including scientist S. Nambi Narayanan and actor Manoj Bajpayee. 112 personalities...

Sushma Swaraj on Maldives visit from Sunday

New Delhi, March 16: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will begin her two-day visit to the Maldives from Sunday aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between the two countries, the Minist...

Five Indians missing, 2 injured in Christchurch shooting: Sources

New Delhi, Mar 16: The terror attack in Christchurch in New Zealand has left two Indians injured and five people missing, official sources said here on Saturday. According to the official sources,...

Christchurch killing: Indian kin still await news

Hyderabad, March 16: More than 24 hour after the terror attack at two mosques in New Zealand's Christchurch city, a man from Hyderabad remains missing while another who was shot at is recovering. ...

Five cops injured as police jeep overturns in Rajasthan

Alwar, Mar 16: At least five policemen were injured when their speeding jeep overturned in this district of Rajasthan on Saturday. The Mundawar police team was rushing to investigate a case when t...

Modi launches 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign

New Delhi, March 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched the 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' campaign, in a counter to Congress President Rahul Gandhi's "chowkidar chor hai" jibe. "Your Chowki...

BJP's tele-warriors for Lok Sabha polls

New Delhi, March 16: It is a battle to catch mind space through television ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and both the BJP and the Congress have tele-warriors adept at articulating their viewpoint...

Army commander visits forward locations in Valley

Srinagar: Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, Northern Command chief, visited forward locations along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Valley. A Defence Ministry statement said here on Friday: "Army...

India to host FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in 2020

Miami, US, Mar 16: India will host the 2020 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, the sport's governing body confirmed it on Friday. The decision to award the rights to India was taken at the FIFA Cou...

PM tweets, launches video campaign 'Main Bhi Chowkidar'

New Delhi, Mar 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday unveiled a unique campaign 'Main Bhi Chowkidar' video trying to take potshots at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his personal attack ...

India to host FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup in 2020

Miami, US, Mar 16: India will host the 2020 FIFA Under-17 Women's World Cup, the sport's governing body confirmed it on Friday. The decision to award the rights to India was taken at the FIFA Counci...

Priyanka to kick off steamer poll campaign on Monday

Lucknow, March 16 :With less than a month to go for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Congress General Secretary and eastern Uttar Pradesh in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will kick off a three-day poll campa...

Ambedkar-Owaisi parties to contest all seats in Maharashtra

Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) In a big setback to opposition unity efforts, the Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA) on Friday announced candidates for 37 of the 48 Lok Sabha seats in Maharashtra. The VBA compr...

Kharge rejects invite to attend Lokpal panel meet

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge has refused the government's offer to attend the scheduled meeting of the Lokpal Selection Committee on Friday, saying there was no provi...

Congress demoralised after losing 6 MLAs to TRS

Hyderabad, March 15 (IANS) With six MLAs crossing over to the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) in the last 15 days, the opposition Congress party in Telangana looks demoralised ahead of next mo...

EC said it will remove PM's hoardings: Congress

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Congress on Friday said the Election Commission (EC) has issued directions for the removal of hoardings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi from railway stations, airports ...

SC stays contempt punishment against Shillong Times

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday put on hold a Meghalaya High Court order holding the Editor of The Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim, and publisher Shobha Chaudhuri guilty of con...

Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy murdered, say police

Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh), March 15 (IANS) YSR Congress party leader and former state Minister Y.S. Vivekananda Reddy was murdered, police said after preliminary inquiry Hours after the 68-year-old ...

'BJP won't mind if I have coffee with Moon Moon'

Kolkata, March 15 (IANS) BJP's MP from Asansol Babul Supriyo on Friday said that his party would not mind if he goes for a cup of coffee with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) candidate from his constitue...

Now Shashi Tharoor's aunt, uncle join BJP

Kochi, March 15 (IANS) A day after Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan joined the BJP, Thiruvananthapuram Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor's aunt and her husband took membership of the BJP her...

Odisha has become centre of unemployment: Rahul

Bhubaneswar, March 15 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday alleged that Odisha has become the centre of unemployment while attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Naveen...

LS polls about making Modi PM again: Assam Minister

Guwahati, March 15 (IANS) Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said the BJP and AGP were going to the Lok Sabha polls together with one agenda, to make Narendra Modi the Prime Ministe...

Seat-sharing talks underway, RJD begins campaign

Patna, March 15 (IANS) Following a green signal from Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad, nearly half a dozen likely candidates including former MP Raghuvansh Prasad Singh, have started camp...

Court allows ED to quiz Deepak Talwar in jail

New Delhi, March 15: A Delhi court on Friday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to question corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in judicial custody in a case related to the purchase of 43 aircraft...

BJP's tele-warriors for Lok Sabha elections

New Delhi, March 15: It is a battle to catch mind space through television ahead of the Lok Sabha elections and both the BJP and the Congress have tele-warriors adept at articulating their viewpoint....

Indian artistes to pay homage to Pulwama victims

New Delhi, March 15: Using music, dance and arts, members of India's classical artistes fraternity will pay their respects and homage to the CRPF troopers who were killed in the February 14 suicide ...

France freezes assets of JeM chief

Paris, March 15: The French government announced on Friday that it has decided to freeze the assets of Masood Azhar, the founder and leader of the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorist grou...

SC cancels life-ban on cricketer Sreesanth

New Delhi, Mar 15: The Supreme Court on Friday cancelled the life-ban on cricketer S Sreesanth and asked the cricket board panel to reconsider the quantum of punishment. A bench of the apex court...

SC seeks EC's response over opposition plea on EVMs

New Delhi, March 15: The Supreme Court on Friday sought the Election Commission's (EC) response on a plea by the 21 opposition parties seeking the audit of at least 50 per cent of EVMs with correspon...

Mumbai bridge crash: 6 dead; BMC-Railways face heat

Mumbai, March 15: Six people have been reported dead and 32 injured in the past 12 hours since a portion of an overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashin...

Jaish chief stayed in Ashok & Janpath hotels in Delhi in 1994

New Delhi: Details emerging from Pulwama mastermind Maulana Masood Azhar's interrogation report -- when he was in Indian captivity for five years -- reveal that like 26/11 perpetrator David Coleman ...

New Zealand shooting: Toll rises to 27, NZ PM says one of our 'darkest days'

Wellington, Mar 15: As many as 27 died when unidentified gunmen opened fire inside two mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand on Friday, local media reported. New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda...

Mumbai bridge crash: 6 dead; BMC-Railways face heat

Mumbai, March 15: Six people have been reported dead and 32 injured in the past 12 hours since a portion of an overhead pedestrian bridge outside the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus came crashin...

Bright, chilly in Delhi as mercury drops to 10

New Delhi, March 15: It was a bright, chilly, windy morning in the national capital on Friday with the minimum temperature recorded five notches below average at 10.4 degrees Celsius, the weather off...

Youth shot dead in south Kashmir

Srinagar, Mar 15: Unidentified gunmen killed a 36-year-old youth after his abduction from his house in south Kashmir district of Pulwama, official sources said on Friday. They said gunmen abducted o...

Only few AGP leaders decided to go with BJP: Mahanta

Guwahati, March 14 (IANS) Senior AGP leader and former Assam Chief Minister Prafulla Kumar Mahanta on Thursday alleged that only a handful of AGP leaders decided to again ally with the BJP and that t...

NCP releases first list of 12 LS candidates

Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday released its first list candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, including sitting MP Supriya Sule from Baramati and accom...

PM Modi is an excellent actor, says Rajasthan CM

Jaipur, March 14 (IANS) Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Thursday described Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an excellent actor who could be quite successful if he tried his skills in Bollywoo...

Jharkhand: Congress may name candidates after Holi

Ranchi, March 14 (IANS) The Congress party is likely to announce the list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand after Holi, since the state is due to go to polls in the last four pha...

In ticket to Tehri: BJP's woman MP vs Bahuguna

Dehradun, March 14 (IANS) With both the BJP and Congress stressing on "winnability" of candidates in the Lok Sabha battle, Rani Mala Rajyalakshmi Shah, the saffron party's first woman MP from Uttarak...

SC reserves order on government plea on Rafale documents

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on the government's plea claiming privilege over the documents filed by petitioners - former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinh...

Defend democracy, secularism to fight BJP: CPI-M

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) The CPI-M on Thursday found fault with "many opposition parties" for not putting forth "an effective alternative platform which defends democracy and secularism without any...

NCP releases first list of 12 candidates

Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday released its first list of 12 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, including one of ally Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana and...

Kumaraswamy's son JD-S candidate from Mandya LS seat

Mandya (Karnataka), March 14 (IANS) Karnataka's ruling Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) on Thursday announced Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil as its candidate from Mandya Lok Sabha constituency...

3-member team to select BJP candidates for Bihar

Patna, March 14 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday formed a three-member committee to select candidates for the 17 seats it is contesting in Bihar in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. The election committ...

If Imran is so generous, he should hand over Masood Azhar to us: Sushma

New Delhi, March 14: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has said that India is ready to engage with Pakistan but it should create an atmosphere free from terror and maintained that Pakistan Pri...

India presses for visa-free travel for Kartarpur pilgrims

New Delhi/Attari, Mar 14: India on Thursday pressed for visa-free travel for Kartarpur pilgrims. 'This corridor should be absolutely visa-free. There should not be any need for additional documen...

President confers gallantry awards on Armed Forces

New Delhi, Mar 14: President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday conferred gallantry awards on the armed forces personnel for displaying conspicuous bravery, indomitable courage and utmost devotion to duty a...

India, Pakistan hold 'constructive' discussions on Kartarpur corridor

Attari (Punjab), March 14: Officials from India and Pakistan on Thursday held "detailed and constructive" discussions on the Kartarpur corridor which will enable pilgrims from India to travel to the ...

Shah Faesal set to launch party on March 17, Shehla Rashid may join

Jammu: Former bureaucrat Shah Faesal is set to launch his own political party on Sunday. Amid speculation that he would be joining the National Conference, Faesal has been travelling through differen...

Playing PUBG can now send you behind the bars. Beware !

New Delhi, March 14: A week after it issued a notification banning the popular multiplayer mobile game PUBG, the Rajkot police have arrested ten people, six of them under-graduate students, for play...

"No Place For Self-Respecting People": Congress's Tom Vadakkan Joins BJP

NEW DELHI: With less than a month to go for the national elections, Tom Vadakkan, Congress spokesman who helped Sonia Gandhi build a media team when she was the party chief, defected to the BJP today...

Army Chief Receives Param Vishisht Seva Medal From President Kovind

NEW DELHI: Chief of Army Staff Bipin Rawat was conferred with the Param Vishisht Seva Medal by President Ramnath Kovind on Thursday for distinguished services. The medal was presented to General Raw...

Bodies of two more soldiers missing since last month's avalanche in HP recovered

Kinnaur (HP), Mar 14: The bodies of two more Army jawans missing since last month following an avalanche in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district were recovered on Thursday, an official said. Naik V...

Rahul blasts Modi over China, BJP hits back

New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi "weak" and "scared" of Chinese President Xi Jinping, provoking an angry reaction from the BJ...

Chennai airport not impacted over Boeing 737 MAX grounding

Chennai, March 14: There was no major impact or chaos at the Chennai airport following the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX aircraft as only one airline was involved and the passengers were accommodat...

“Won’t take Pulwama as our destiny”

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Wednesday said she conveyed to several countries post Pulwama attack that India will not escalate the situation with Pakistan but if there is any ot...

China blocks move against Azhar, India disappointed

United Nations/New Delhi, March 14: The UN Sanctions Committee on Wednesday did not come to a decision on naming JeM chief Mohammed Masood Azhar a global terrorist due to China putting the proposal o...

China continues to protect JeM chief Azhar; vetoes sanctions yet again

United Nations, March 14: China kept chief Masood Azhar, the chief of the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), under its protective wings, vetoing a fourth attempt to declare him a global t...

Delhi government's exhibition postponed

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) An exhibition of contemporary women artists, organised by the Sahitya Kala Parishad -- the cultural wing of the Delhi government -- was postponed due to an "unforeseen admi...

Kerala Cong urged to field slain Left leader's wife

Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) IUML legislator K.M. Shaji, here on Wednesday, urged the Congress to field K.K. Rema, widow of slain Communist Party of India-Marxist leader T.P. Chandrasekheran, ...

Declare all Bengal vote booths sensitive: Congress

Kolkata, March 13 (IANS) The West Bengal Congress leadership here on Wednesday urged the Election Commission to declare all 77,000 Lok Sabha polling booths in the state "sensitive" and deploy adequat...

MCC: Goa government website displays CM's picture

Panaji, March 13 (IANS) With the model code of conduct coming into force, the government websites have removed pictures of the Prime Minister and other Union ministers, but the Goa government website...

SC slams Assam's casual approach to illegal immigrants

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Assam government for its "lackadaisical approach" in detecting and deporting the over 50,000 foreigners whose presence in the sta...

BJP tickets for phase I, II polls by March 18: Gehlot

Dehradun, March 13 (IANS) Declaring winnability as the sole criteria for getting party tickets in the forthcoming polls, Union Social Justice Minister Thawarchand Gehlot here on Wednesday said the BJ...

Odisha Congress to give priority to women candidates

Bhubaneswar, March 13 (IANS) Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee President Niranjan Patnaik on Wednesday said the party will give priority to women during distribution of tickets for the upcoming gener...

Respond to UDID benefit denial plea, Railways told

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought the Indian Railway's response on a plea alleging it refused concession to the disabled despite having the Unique Disability Identit...

Delhi Metro train evacuated after smoke

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) A Delhi Metro train going towards Noida was evacuated and taken off service after smoke was detected in its last coach on Wednesday. Smoke was reported at around 2.35 p....

Muzaffarpur sex scandal: Order on framing charges reserved

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) A court here on Wednesday reserved its order on framing of charges against Brajesh Thakur and other accused in the Muzaffarpur shelter home sexual assault case. Addition...

Don't seek votes in Sabarimala's name: EC

Thiruvananthapuram, March 13 (IANS) The Chief Electoral Officer in Kerala on Wednesday told political parties that under no circumstances should votes be solicited in the name of the Sabarimala templ...

Deakin University felicitates Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw

Bengaluru, March 13 (IANS) India's biotech queen and Biocon Chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has been conferred with an honorary doctorate from Deakin University in Australia's Victoria state for her ...

Paswan, DMK made U-turns, but stick to allies now

New Delhi, March 13 (IANS) Call it opportunism or political astuteness, some parties and leaders in Indias political spectrum have shown ideological flexibility and made deft moves enabling them to b...

UPA will reserve 33% government jobs for women: Rahul

Chennai, March 13: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the UPA will reserve 33 percent government jobs for women and pass the Women's Reservation Bill giving 33 percent of seats in the ...

China's dissent on Azhar counters mutual goals: US

New York, March 13: China's opposition to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as an international terrorist by the UN runs counter to its mutual goal with the US on regional stability...

Cabinet approves issue of notifications for general elections

New Delhi, Mar 13: The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the 'General Elections to the Lok Sabha 2019' for issuance of statutory notifications under sub-s...

6 months of service can be considered to become DGP

New Delhi, March 13: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that IPS officers with a minimum of six months of service before the date of their superannuation can be considered for appointment as Directo...

India, US call on Pakistan to address terrorism

New Delhi, March 13: India and the US have called on Pakistan to address terrorism, including cross-border terrorism, the Ministry of External Affairs said on Wednesday. Foreign Secretary Vijay Go...

Modi urges Rahul, others to motivate voters

New Delhi, March 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged Congress President Rahul Gandhi and other politicians, sportspersons, actors, business leaders to encourage maximum voter engagem...

Age no bar to chase dreams: Woman mountaineer

New Delhi, March 13: Premlata Agrawal, the first Indian woman to conquer all the seven highest peaks across the globe, was just a housewife until the spirit of adventure overtook her. A mother of ...

No change in fuel prices; petrol at Rs 72.41 in Delhi

New Delhi, Mar 13: Fuel prices remain unchanged on Wednesday after registering decline on Mar 12. In the national capital, petrol is being sold for Rs 72.41 per litre while diesel costs Rs 67.37 a...

Priyanka makes first tweets, recalls words of Gandhi

New Delhi, March 13: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who made her debut speech on Tuesday in Gandhinagar after becoming a party general secretary, also made her first tweets hours later. The tweets relate...