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Delhi Police Commissioner, other officials pay tributes to martyrs on Commemoration Day

New Delhi, Oct 21: Police Commemoration Day was held here at the Parade Ground of New Police Lines at the Kingsway Camp on Sunday morning. Rich tributes were paid to the policemen who laid their live...

PM unfurls tricolour at Red Fort on 75th anniv of Azad Hind Fauj, attacks Cong for neglecting Bose's contribution

New Delhi, Oct 21: In an attack on the Congress for neglecting the contribution of Subhash chandra Bose, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that several good sons of the nation like Bose, B ...

Rajnath to visit J&K on Tuesday

New Delhi, Oct 21: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is slated to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday to review the security situation in the state, specifically in the valley and along the India-Pak...

Police injured as Amritsar tragedy protesters take to stone-pelting

Amritsar, Oct 21: Protests staged by residents here against the Punjab government and the railways after 59 people were killed when a train crushed them as they were watching Dusshera celebrations, t...

Modi gets emotional remembering police sacrifice

New Delhi, Oct 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday got emotional while remembering the sacrifice of police personnel who laid their lives in the line of duty since Independence. "You have ...

Air India to launch Delhi-Nanded service from Nov 19

Nanded, Oct 21: After about 4 years, Air India's service has now decided to start Nanded-Delhi and Delhi-Nanded service from November 19. As per the details, the city has an historical Sachkhand G...

Modi inaugurates Police memorial, museum, gets emotional recalling sacrifice by jawans

New Delhi, Oct 21: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday got emotional while remembering the valour of the jawans of NDRF and SDRF and said the nation will never forget the sacrifice made by the cou...

Top industry experts assure employability, meet Advisor

SRINAGAR: A group of overseas delegates comprising CEOs of leading firms on Saturday promised their support in enhancing the employability of skilled youth of the State by establishing their linkages...

Rlys rules out probe, Punjab CM orders magisterial inquiry

NEW DELHI/AMRITSAR: The Punjab government on Saturday ordered a magisterial probe into the accident near Amritsar where 59 Dussehra revellers were mowed down by a train, while railways has ruled out ...

PM thanks J&K, Shah says BJP earned people's trust

NEW DELHI: As BJP performed well in the Jammu and Kashmir local body elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said his party will work hard to fulfil the aspirations of the people. "I tha...

Modi holds talks with Sri Lankan PM, takes stock of bilateral ties: South Block

New Delhi, Oct 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Sri Lankan counterpart Ranil Wickremesinghe held consultations here on Saturday with both the leaders taking stock of the entire range of bilat...

Amritsar train tragedy: Amarinder meets victims

Amritsar, Oct 20 : Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday met victims of Amritsar train crash which claimed over 60 lives and injured 57. The Chief Minister said, 'We have ordered a mag...

Amritsar train tragedy: Bollywood shocked, calls for better safety

Mumbai, Oct 20: The deplorable train tragedy in Amritsar in which 60 people were crushed to death and several others injured, brings the focus to how safety in public places needs to be taken more se...

Sushma Swaraj calls on Sri Lankan PM

New Delhi, Oct 20: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe here on Saturday and reviewed progress on development projects being imple...

Dussehra tragedy: Train services affected on Jalandhar-Amritsar route

Amritsar, Oct 20: Train services on the Jalandhar-Amritsar route continued to remain affected for the second day on Saturday due to the train crash on the Joda crossing line in Amritsar which claimed...

Art exhibition in Mumbai to raise awareness about breast cancer

Kolkata, Oct 20: To raise awareness about breast cancer and funds for treatment of patients, Gallery Art and Soul, Mumbai, in collaboration with NGO PASSAGES, will present an exhibition tomorrow in M...

NGOs launch nationwide mass movement for clean Ganga

New Delhi, Oct 20: Efforts for building nationwide mass movement for restoration of pollution-free and richly-flowing Ganga--on the campaign initiated by Prof G D Agrawal during his 112 days hunger s...

RSS chief sets BJP's electoral agenda

New Delhi, Oct 20: There was never any doubt about the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) anti-minority electoral gambits but the agenda has now been unambigiously and forcefully articulated by the party...

2019 LS polls: Amit Shah to hold crucial moot in Lucknow

Lucknow, Oct 20: Eyeing 2019 Lok Sabha polls, BJP president Amit Shah will visit the Uttar Pradesh capital on October 24 during which he is expected to hold meeting, review the performance of the Yo...

Modi attends closing function of Saibaba samadhi centenary

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra), Oct 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the closing function of the Saibaba samadhi centenary and performed the ground-breaking ceremony to launch various de...

Class 9 student gang raped, attempts suicide

Patna, Oct 19: A gang-raped Class 9 student was seriously injured on Friday after she leapt from a building and landed on high voltage wire in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, triggering mob violence, po...

Gujarat aims to attract tourists with 'Statue of Unity', world tallest

Kevadia (Gujarat), Oct 19: Narendra Modi's home state of Gujarat hopes that the world's tallest statue, that of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, known as the "Iron Man of India", which the Prime Minister wil...

Rajnath performs 'Shastra Pooja' at BSF SHQ in Bikaner

Bikaner, Oct 19 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday performed 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Vijaya Dashmi at the Border Security Force's sector headquarters here. On the occasion, he...

Previous governments were not serious about poverty alleviation: PM

Shirdi (Maharashtra), Oct 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday targeted the previous Congress-led governments, saying they were "not serious" about poverty alleviation and their sole objective was...

Harry, Meghan go barefoot on Sydney beach

Sydney, Oct 19: Britain's Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle on Friday ditched their shoes on the iconic Bondi beach as they joined an Australian group raising mental health awareness. On the...

Modi to launch corporate social responsibility portal

New Delhi, Oct 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) platform and address a townhall of IT and electronic manufacturing professionals on October 24. ...

#MeToo movement not about male bashing at all: Chitrangada Singh

New Delhi, Oct 19: Chitrangada Singh feels the #MeToo movement is not about bashing men, and not at all a battlefield for genders. The actress says it is about making society safe for all. "The be...

Prez, PM greet people on Dussehra

New Delhi, Oct 19: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday greeted people on the occasion of Vijayadashami. 'On the occasion of Durga ...

Bring legislation to build Ram Mandir at Ayodhya: RSS Chief

NAGPUR: Ahead of the hearing of Ayodhya dispute in Supreme Court later this month, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday demanded a law to enable construction of “a grand” Ram temple in Ayodhya at the...

Only leader to serve as two states’ CM, ND Tiwari no more

NEW DELHI: Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- at a private hospital in the national capital following prolonged illness, docto...

Onus on Pak to make air conducive for talks: MEA

NEW DELHI: India Thursday said the onus was on Pakistan to create conducive conditions for talks by taking steps such as action against terrorists and dismantling terror infrastructure operating from...

Transgressions along LAC in Ladakh decreased: NAC

KANGRA: Incidents of transgressions along the Sino-Indian border in Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh region has come down this year and an effective mechanism has been put in place to tackle any situation,...

Durga Puja marquee decorated with 4,000 kg turmeric

Kolkata, Oct 18: In a first-of-its-kind, a Durga Puja marquee here was decorated with 4,000 kg of turmeric or 'haldi'. Santoshpur Lake Pally Committee, in collaboration with a leading spice manufa...

Azad's remarks at AMU event an "abuse" for Hindus: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 18: The BJP on Thursday accused the Congress of "demeaning and demoralising" Hindus and termed as an "abuse" a reported remark by the opposition party's leader Ghulam Nabi Azad that th...

CBI begins probe in JK arms licence case

Srinagar, Oct 18: The CBI has begun investigation into a case of arms licences issued in Jammu and Kashmir between 2012 and 2016 on forged documents allegedly involving some IAS officers of the cadre...

Modi's cronyism putting IAF pilots at risk: Rahul

New Delhi, Oct 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said the Narendra Modi government's focus on renegotiating UPA-era defence deals instead of finalising them, was causing life risks for ...

Second N-power unit at Kudankulam shut for maintenance

Chennai, Oct 18: The second 1,000 MW unit at the Kudankulam Nuclear Power Project (KNPP) was shut down on Thursday for maintenance work, according to the Power System Operation Corporation Limited. ...

Envoys of four nations present credentials to President

New Delhi, Oct 18: Ambassadors of Kuwait, Belgium, Portugal and Cambodia presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Thursday. The envoys w...

PM to unveil national police memorial, museum on Oct 21

New Delhi,Oct 18: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the refurbished national police memorial, including a newly built museum of these forces in khaki, in Delhi this Sunday, officials said ...

Border security paramount for development: Bhagwat

Nagpur, Oct 18: Secured borders are of paramount importance to ensure prosperity and development of India given the current complex international scenario, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said here on Thursd...

MeToo being blown out of proportion: Shatrughan Sinha

Mumbai, Oct 18: Actor-politician Shatrughan Sinha says while the MeToo movement is noble, it is becoming "free-for-all" and being blown out of proportion. Excerpts from the interview: Q. Your d...

Three killed in road accidents in Mathura

Mathura, Oct 17: Three people died while one was severely injured in two separate road accidents here on Wednesday. According to police two people died on the spot while one other severely injured...

Bhagwat criticises SC's Sabarimala decision

Nagpur, Oct 18: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday criticised the Supreme Court's decision allowing entry of women of all ages to the Sabarimala temple in Kerala, saying it was flawed as it did not ...

#MeToo: M J Akbar resigns

NEW DELHI: Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar stepped down Wednesday in the face of mounting pressure following a spate of allegations of sexual harassment against him by several women ...

Punjab police seeks info on J&K students

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Police is learnt to have sought information, including Aadhaar number, contact details and latest photograph, about students from Jammu and Kashmir, besides other states studying i...

Valley students will not leave AMU en masse

ALIGARH : Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University have deferred their decision to surrender their degrees and leave the campus en masse Wednesday following revocation of the suspension ord...

Railways for declaring Leh strategic line a nat’l project

NEW DELHI: Railways has proposed that its strategically significant Bilaspur-Manali-Leh line along the Indo-China border, which will be the world's highest railway track, be declared a national proje...

Bilaspur-Leh proposed railway line may be declared 'national project'

New Delhi, Oct 18: The railways has suggested that strategically important 465-km railway line proposed between Himachal Pradesh's Bilaspur and Jammu and Kashmir's Leh along the Indo-China border be ...

Death toll in cyclone-hit Odisha rises to 52; damage put at Rs 2,200 crore

Bhubaneswar, Oct 17: The number of deaths in cyclone Titli-hit Odisha increased to 52, and the state government more than doubled the compensation amount to the kin of the deceased, an official said ...

Protests near Sabarimala turn violent, 2 female journalists injured

Nilackal (Kerala), Oct 17: Police used lathis after protesters opposed to the entry of women in the 10-50 age group to the Sabarimala temple turned violent and attacked journalists covering the stand...

Police seek info on students from other states studying in Punjab educational institutions

Chandigarh, Oct 17: Police is learnt to have sought information, including Aadhaar number, contact details and latest photograph, about students from other states studying in educational institutions...

Punjab govt extends universal health cover to Rs 5 lakh per family

Chandigarh, Oct 17: Punjab government on Wednesday announced to extend the universal health cover from Rs 50,000 per year per family to Rs five lakh per year per family to all the eligible 43 lakh f...

Break your silence on Rafale deal: Congress tells Modi

New Delhi, Oct 17: With fresh revelations corroborating its allegations over the inclusion of a private firm as an Indian offset partner in the Rafale deal, the Congress on Wednesday slammed Prime Mi...

Good food is good food, no matter where you eat it: Celebrity chef Sarah Todd

Gurugram, Oct 17: "Good food is good food, no matter where you eat it -- as long as the flavours are right." These golden words were spoken by Australian celebrity chef Sarah Todd, and they perfectly...

Thousands of devotees gather at Belur Math to watch 'Kumari Puja'

Belur, Oct 17: Following the age-old tradition, this year also thousands of devotees from across the country and abroad watched 'Kumari Puja' or the worship of a prepubescent girl at Belur Math -- th...

Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra joins Congress

New Delhi, Oct 17: Rajasthan BJP MLA Manvendra Singh, the son of BJP veteran and former Union Minister Jaswant Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress. A MLA from Sheo in Barmer, Manvendra Singh h...

DTC bus overturns, nine injured

New Delhi, Oct 17: Nine persons, including the driver and conductor, of a DTC bus were injured as the vehicle overturned after being hit by a truck under the Wazirabad flyover in north Delhi Wednesda...

Two killed, as many injured in road mishap

Supaul, Oct 17: Two youths were killed and as many injured this morning in a head on collision between their motorcycle and a tank lorry on Supaul-Pipra road under Pipra police station area in this ...

AMU Sedition Row 2 Kashmiri students’ suspension revoked

ALIGARH: The stand-off between the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) administration and Kashmiri students has finally ended after the university revoked the suspension of two Kashmiri students of the t...

#MeToo J&K native NSUI president resigns

NEW DELHI: NSUI national president Fairoz Khan has stepped down from his post following charges of sexual harassment, sources in the Congress said Tuesday. Congress president Rahul Gandhi has acce...

None will be stopped from going to Sabarimala: Police chief

Nilackal (Kerala) Oct 17: Kerala Police chief Loknath Behra on Wednesday said no one will be stopped from going to Sabarimala as the chief priest of the Lord Ayyappa temple announced that women from ...

Terrorists devising new strategies to strike: Rajnath

Gurugram, Oct 16: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that terrorists have been devising new strategies to strike and warned that increased use of the social media by anti-national forc...

2 Congress MLAs resign from Goa Assembly

Panaji, Oct 16: Two Congress MLAs from Goa who left for Delhi late on Monday, met BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday and soon after resigned from the state assembly, an official said. Earlier in the...

Yogi govt changes name of Allahabad city to Prayagraj

Lucknow, Oct 16: The Yogi Adityanath government on the demand of the saints and others on Tuesday during the Navrata announced to rechristened the name of Allahabad city to its old name of Prayagraj....

Maoists blow up railway tracks in Jharkhand

Dhanbad, Oct 16: The Maoists blew up railway tracks in Jharkhand's Giridih district affecting train services on the busy Grand Chord Dhanbad division for seven hours, an official said on Tuesday. ...

Another Diesel hike wipes out Rs 2.5 cut

NEW DELHI: Diesel price rose for the 10th consecutive day Monday to wipe out all of the Rs 2.50 per litre cut in rates announced earlier this month through excise duty cut and oil company subsidy, ev...

Not every Kashmiri student is an extremist: Punjab CM

JAMMU: While fearing that Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI could be operating through some Kashmiri students, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh Monday asserted that not every student from the V...

Cyclone Titli: Death toll 27

BHUBANESWAR: With the recovery of three more bodies on Monday, the death toll in cyclone Titli and the subsequent flood in Odisha rose to 27, even as relief and restoration activities have been stepp...

Indian trains to get black boxes, soon

NEW DELHI: Indian trains will soon have voice recorders or black boxes in a bid to facilitate investigators trying to identify the cause of accidents and assess crew performance, an official said on ...

Media distorted my words: Tharoor

New Delhi, Oct 15: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has accused the media of distorting his words vis-a-vis the Ram temple issue and stressed that whatever he said was his personal opinion and not his ...

Rahul should apologize, sack Sidhu for his anti-south remarks: BJP

New Delhi, Oct 15: Accusing the Congress of turning itself into an organisation with an anti-India mindset, the BJP on Monday sought an apology from its President Rahul Gandhi and sacking of Punjab m...

Bihar official dies of dengue

Patna, Oct 15: A Bihar government official succumbed to dengue fever here, an official said on Monday, adding that more than 260 cases have been detected at the Patna Medical College and Hospital (PM...

Modi doesn't care for farmers: Rahul

Datia (Madhya Pradesh), Oct 15: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday hit out at Narendra Modi, accusing the Prime Minister of insulting the people of India. "The Prime Minister said from the ...

Jewellery trends for festive season

New Delhi, Oct 15: With back-to-back festivals like Navratri/Durga Puja/Dussehra, Karva Chauth, Diwali and Chhath Puja, women desire to dress up and look their best for each occasion. Be in sync with...

Congress protests, demands Akbar's resignation

New Delhi, Oct 15: Hundreds of Congress workers staged a noisy protest here on Monday demanding the resignation of Union Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar who is facing allegations of...

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle expecting baby

London, Oct 15: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, who were married in May, are expecting a baby next spring, Kensington Palace announced on Monday. The news was announced as the couple began a tour...

#MeToo: Singer Sona Mohapatra urges PM to stand up for women

Mumbai, Oct 15: Singer Sona Mohapatra on Monday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to stand up for the "50 percent of his electorate" (women) amidst the raging #MeToo movement in the country. Moha...

Durga puja begins in Bengal

Kolkata, Oct 15: Durga Puja rituals began in West Bengal on Monday as enthusiastic devotees plunged into merriment marking the first day of the biggest festival in this part of the world. 'Sasthi'...

Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam remembers on his birth anniversary

Kolkata, Oct 15: Former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was fondly remembered on Monday on his 87th birth anniversary. Also known as ‘Missile Man of India’ Dr APJ Abdul Kalam was born on October 15, ...

Air India crew member falls off aircraft in Mumbai

Mumbai, Oct 15: A senior woman crew member fell off an Air India plane at the airport here as it was preparing for a flight to New Delhi, official sources said on Monday. The incident occurred at ...

#MeToo | Akbar returns Ind, rejects allegations

NEW DELHI: Union minister M J Akbar Sunday termed allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women as "false, fabricated and deeply distressing" and said he was taking appropria...

Valley students threaten ‘Gharwapsi’ if charges not dropped by October 17

ALIGARH: Kashmiri students studying at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have threatened to leave for their homes on October 17, if the sedition charges against three of them are not dropped. In...

Karvan-e-Aman bus to PoK resumes after one week

Srinagar, Oct 15: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (POK), resumed on Monday after remaining suspended last week for security re...