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Mortal remains of Former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee consigned to flames with full state honour

The mortal remains of Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee were consigned to flames with full state honour at Smriti Sthal in New Delhi this evening. The funeral pyre was lit by his daughte...

Vajpayee cremated with full military honours

New Delhi, Aug 17: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here at AIIMS on Thursday at age 93, was on Friday cremated with full military honours at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, where ...

Sidhu arrives in Pak to attend Khan's oath taking ceremony

Lahore, Aug 17: Indian cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu today arrived here to attend the swearing-in ceremony of his friend Imran Khan as Pakistan's prime minister. Wearing a blue su...

Last rites of former PM Vajpayee begin

New Delhi, Aug. 17: President Ram Nath Kovind, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday led the nation in paying tearful farewell to Bharat Ratna and former Prime Mi...

Many Indians still languishing in Pakistan jails: Jaipur man

Jaipur, Aug 17: Gajanand Sharma, a Jaipur man who was released from a Pakistani jail earlier this week after over 36 years, said that many more prisoners like him were still languishing in prisons in...

Sea of mourners bid adieu to Vajpayee

New Delhi, Aug 17: The final journey of the late former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee began here on Friday from BJP Headquarters where the mortal remains were lying for people to pay homage. ...

Modi, Shah receive Vajpayee's body at BJP HQ, leaders pay tributes

New Delhi, Aug 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and other senior leaders including L.K. Advani and Sitaram Yechury, and thousands of people paid their tributes as the mortal...

J&K mourns Vajpayee, Vohra to attend funeral in Delhi

Srinagar, Aug 17: Governor N N Vohra, his Advisors-- B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai-- and Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam have expressed deep sorrow over the demise of former prime...

Kerala death toll rises to 154, massive rescue underway

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 17: More than a dozen helicopters, hundreds of defence personnel, NDRF teams and ordinary fishermen with their motor boats on Friday launched a massive rescue operation in Ker...

Pakistan violates ceasefire on LoC

Jammu, Aug 17: The Pakistan Army on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing on Indian forward posts on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, defence sources said. "Adequat...

Rahul, Doval, armed forces chiefs pay homage to Vajpayee

New Delhi, Aug 17: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and all the three armed forces chiefs on Friday led a host of leaders in paying homage to former Prime Ministe...

DGMO talks: Pakistan Army assures to facilitate anti-terror operations

New Delhi, Aug 17: The Indian Army on Thursday said Pakistan has assured India that it would take prompt action against movement of elements inimical to India along the Line of Control and respond to...

Body of former PM Vajpayee to be kept at BJP HQ for people to pay last respects; last rites to be performed at Smriti Sthal

Addressing media, BJP Chief Amit Shah said, his mortal remains will be kept at BJP headquarters at 9 AM tomorrow to enable the people to pay their last respects. Mr Shah said,his last journey will b...

Vajpayee continues to be critical: Nadda

New Delhi, Aug 16: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to remain critical but doctors at AIIMS are putting their best efforts to restore him to health, Union Health Minister J.P. Nad...

Landslide disrupts traffic on Shimla-Kangra National Highway No 88

Shimla, Aug 16: Landslide in between Galog and Bathalang, had forced brief closure of Shimla-Kangra National Highway No-88. However, the traffic was restored after some time. While few vehicles g...

Mehbooba prays for early recovery of Vajpayee

Srinagar, Aug 16: Praying for ailing former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) president Mehbooba Mufti said on Thursday that she can never forget the love an affecti...

UP resident dies in central Kashmir

Srinagar, Aug 16: A Uttar Pradesh resident, working in a brick kiln in the central Kashmir district of Badgam, died due to chest pain, official sources said on Thursday. The sources said 42-year-o...

Rahul talks to PM, seeks more Army, Navy personnel, funds in flood-hit Kerala

New Delhi, Aug 16: Congress president Rahul Gandhi spoke to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and requested him to increase the deployment of Army and Navy in flood-hit Kerala and give special finan...

16 students fall ill after having food in school in Mumbai

Mumbai, Aug 16: At least 16 students and a staff member of a private school here were hospitalised today due to suspected food poisoning, a civic official said. The Class 7 students and the staff...

Solo women travellers on the rise in the country

Kolkata, Aug 16: The number of solo women travellers has been rising in the country with 75 per cent growth in bookings for such journey to some tour operators. Most of these women are from tier-1...

Special prayers for Vajpayee across UP

Lucknow, Aug 16: As the health of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee continues to be critical at the AIIMS in New Delhi, special prayers for his recovery were held on Thursday by different co...

Four soldiers wounded in Kashmir border gunfight

Srinagar, Aug 16: Four soldiers were injured on Thursday in a gun battle with militants on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said. The injured soldiers have been shifted to...

PM visits AIIMS to enquire about Vajpayee's health

New Delhi, Aug 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday visited the All India Institute of Medial Sciences (AIIMS) to enquire about the health condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajp...

MP waterfall accident: 45 rescued, 6 missing

Bhopal, Aug 16: After around 50 people were stranded at the Sultangarh waterfall in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri district, police on Thursday said around 45 people have been rescued while six are still ...

Depreciating rupee will kill small businesses: Mamata

Kolkata, Aug 16: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday said the devalued rupee will lead to increase of oil import bills and small businesses will be killed further post the demoneti...

India and Pakistan Troopers exchange sweets on India’s Independence Day

New Delhi: On the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day, a sweets exchange was conducted at PRCP by Sarla Battalion as part of CBM. The gates were opened at around 11:30 in the morning after w...

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Karnah sector in Kupwara

Srinagar, Aug 16: Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in Karnah sector in Kupwara district on Wednesday when the nation was celebrating 72nd Independe...

Tricolour unfurled at JK House Delhi

NEW DELHI, AUGUST 16: Additional Resident Commissioner of Jammu and Kashmir, Yasha Mudgal, unfurled the National Flag on Wednesday at Jammu and Kashmir House here on the occasion of 72nd Independence...

Modi's Kashmir remarks on I-Day well-scripted, stage-managed drama: Geelani

Srinagar, Aug 15: Hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Kashmir remarks in his Independence Day speech were a "well-scripted and stage-manage...

Governor condoles demise of Governor Chhattisgarh

SRINAGAR: Governor N.N. Vohra has expressed grief over the sad demise of Sh. Balramji Dass Tandon, Governor of Chhattisgarh, whom he had known since the 1960s when he was serving in the Punjab. I...

Vajpayee continues to be 'critical'

New Delhi, Aug 16: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's condition continues to be critical on Thursday as a bulletin is expected shortly from the AIIMS where he has been admitted for the las...

Swachh Bharat Mission saved lives of 3 lakh children: PM

New Delhi, Aug 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said lives of three lakh children were saved due to Swachh Bharat Mission. Addressing the nation on the occasion of 72nd Independence D...

Ceremonial BPM between India, China held in Ladakh, vow to maintain peace at LAC

Leh, Aug 15: Troops of India and China reiterated to main peace at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) during a ceremonial Border Personnel Meeting (BPM) between the Armies of the two neighbouring count...

Soldier injured in infiltration bid on LoC

Jammu, Aug 15: An Indian Army soldier was injured on Wednesday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district where an infiltration bid was foiled. Defence Ministry sources s...

Country on faster development track: PM

New Delhi, Aug 15: Noting that the country has moved from a position of being in the 'fragile five' to becoming a destination for multi-trillion dollars, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday sai...

Big ticket announcement: India to send manned mission to space by 2022, says Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15: In an announcement that will be seen as coming of age by Indian science, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said India will send a manned mission to space by 2022. "T...

Kashmir problem can't be resolved with bullets: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 15: Repeating the words used last year on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Kashmirs problems can be resolved only by embracing its people, not with bul...

Pak Prez for probing vote rigging charges

ISLAMABAD: In an unusual move, Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain in his Independence Day address, raised the issue of alleged rigging in the July 25 elections and asked the election commission to lo...

I-day: CRPF gets max bravery honours; 942 policemen decorated

New Delhi, Aug 14: Two CRPF jawans from Kashmir who laid down their lives in the line of duty have been bestowed with country's top police gallantry medal --PPMG-- as the government today announced ...

I am married to Congress, says Rahul

Hyderabad, Aug 14: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday remarked that he is married to the party. He made the comment during an interaction with editors when he was asked about his marriage ...

BSF, Rangers exchange sweets on Pakistan I-Day

Chandigarh, Aug 14: The Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets on Tuesday on the international border in Punjab on the occasion of Pakistan's 72th Independence Day. The...

Peace talks with Pakistan will be futile: Former RAW chief

New Delhi, Aug 14: The Kashmir issue is now merely an "excuse" propped by the Pakistan Army to remain in control, said former RAW chief Vikram Sood, who described the neighbouring country's army as t...

Guarantee no attack on critics of government: Umar Khalid to Modi

New Delhi, Aug 14: A day after he survived an attack on his life in the heart of the capital, JNU scholar Umar Khalid on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to assure in his Independence Day s...

Nation geared up to celebrate Independence day with great zeal to pay tribute to freedom fighters

Kolkata, Aug 14: On the eve of 72nd Independence Day, the nation is all geared up to celebrate the day on August 15 with great zeal to pay tribute to the freedom fighters, who sacrificed their lives ...

Pakistan celebrates Independence Day with patriotic zeal, fervour

Islamabad, Aug 14: People all across Pakistan on Tuesday celebrated the country's 72nd Independence Day with traditional zeal and fervour. As the clock struck midnight, fireworks began across the ...

JNU Student leader Umar Khalid shot at by unidentified person, escapes unhurt

New Delhi, Aug 13: Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student Umar Khalid was shot at by an unidentified person outside the Constitution Club in central Delhi area on Monday afternoon, police sources ...

Illegal arms factory busted in Gujarat; four held

Rajkot, Aug 13: Four people were arrested for allegedly manufacturing firearms illegally at a factory in Gujarat's Rajkot district, a police official said today. Acting on a tip-off, a Special Ope...

Delhi govt asks schools to discourage students from flying kites

New Delhi, Aug 13: The Delhi government has directed all schools in the national capital to discourage students from flying kites and sensitise them about the danger it can pose for humans and birds....

Nation grieves for Somnath Chatterjee

Kolkata, Aug 13: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday led the nation in paying glowing tributes to former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee, one of the country's mo...

Microsoft builds digital solution for CBSE to prevent paper leaks

New Delhi, Aug 13: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), which came under heavy criticism this year following the leak of class 10 mathematics paper and class 12 economics paper, has forge...

Rain claims 5 lives in Himachal; hundreds stranded as highways shut

Shimla, Aug 13: Heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh claimed five lives and hundreds remained stranded across the state after incessant rainfall triggered landslides and snapped road links, an official sa...

Karvan-e-Aman' bus service resumes

Srinagar, Aug 13: The Karvan-e-Aman bus service, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), resumed on Monday after remaining suspended last week for sec...

Prez, PM condole death of Somnath Chatterjee

New Delhi, Aug 13: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday condoled the death of former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee. In his condolence message, the President...

Jammu to get North India's first Space Research Centre

JAMMU: In a significant development, Jammu is all set to be the first city in North India to get a full-fledged Space Technology Research Centre, devoted to research, academics and post-graduation de...

President nod to death penalty for raping child

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to the Criminal Law (Amendment) Act, 2018, that provides for stringent punishment, including death penalty for those convicted of raping girls be...

Nobel laureate VS Naipaul dies

LONDON: Nobel prize-winning author V S Naipaul, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, idealism, religion and politics, has died at the age of 85, his family said early today. "He was a...

Rajnath visits flood-affected areas in Kerala, assures all possible assistance

New Delhi, Aug13: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Minister of State for Tourism KJ Alphons, Director General of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) Sanjay Kumar and senior offic...

Militants abduct, kill civilian in J&K

Srinagar, Aug 13: Militants abducted and killed a civilian in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said on Monday. "Terrorists on Sunday night barged into the house of Gulzar Ahmad, a resi...

I share Trump's vision of prosperity for India, US: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 12: Amid uncertainties regarding US President Donald Trump's trade and visa policies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he shares Trump's vision of prosperity for India and th...

Naipaul's death major loss to world of literature: Modi

New Delhi, Aug 12: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday condoled the death of Nobel Prize-winning author V.S. Naipaul, who shared ancestral roots with India. "Sir V.S. Naipaul will be rem...

Salman shares fitness video in response to challenge by Union Minister Kiren Rijiju

New Delhi, Aug 12: Responding to a fitness challenge by Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, Superstar Salman Khan shared a fitness video of him cycling and working out in the gym on the social m...