Monday, May 21, 2018First human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India

Kolkata, May 21: In what is claimed to be the first human-to-human heart transplant in eastern India, surgeons in a Kolkata private hospital on Monday transplanted the heart of a 21-year-old man who died in Bengaluru a day back on a 39-year-old patient from Jharkhand.

"This operation is being performed for the first time in the eastern region. This is a very major operation, we cannot comment


Monday, May 21, 201811 Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh

Bijapur (Chhattisgarh), May 21: In a major operation, Chhattisgarh Police on Monday arrested 11 Maoists, including two women, in Bijapur district.

According to Bijapur Sub-Divisional Police Officer P. Prashant Shukla, security forces cordoned off some villages in the district, leading to the arrest of two women cadres and nine other Maoists.

"They face a number of serious charges and are be


Monday, May 21, 2018Unlike Modi, Rajiv Gandhi very tall leader: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram, May 21: Rajiv Gandhi was a very tall leader unlike Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Congress agenda is to see that Modi is ousted from power since he has butchered the sanctity of democracy, senior Congress leader A.K. Antony said on Monday.

"Rajiv Gandhi as Prime Minister sacrificed Congress governments in then troubled Punjab, Assam, and Mizoram to ensure that peace r


Monday, May 21, 2018India test fires BrahMos cruise missile

Bhubaneswar, May 21 (IANS) India on Monday successfully conducted the first test of the BrahMos cruise missile aimed at increasing its life from 10 to 15 years.

The missile was test fired from a mobile launcher from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur along the Odisha coast at about 10.44 a.m., said sources in the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO).

Defence Minist


Monday, May 21, 2018Bank officer shot dead in Bihar

Patna, May 21: A bank officer was shot dead on Monday by unidentified criminals in Bihar's Jahanabad district, police said.

Alok Chandra, a probationary officer in the Bank of Baroda in Arwal district, was shot dead near Nehalpur village, said a district police officer.

"Chandra was killed when he was on his way to join duty at the bank. He died on the spot," he added. The bank officer was


Monday, May 21, 2018India takes seriously any comment from Pak on peace with India: Sitharaman

New Delhi, May 21: Any comment from Islamabad calling for peace between the two countries will be taken seriously by India, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said here today in the backdrop of the Pakistan Army chief favouring talks to resolve lingering disputes.

The minister also said the armed forces will "fully honour" the government's decision not to launch any operations in Jammu and Ka


Monday, May 21, 2018Naxalism is losing ground: Rajnath Singh

Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh), May 21 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said that Naxalism is shrinking and losing ground although it still poses a challenge.

Singh, who was inspecting the passing out parade of the 261 Bastariya Battalion here in Chhattisgarh, also said that the casualties among security forces had gone down by almost 55 per cent.

"Naxalism is a challenge but I


Monday, May 21, 2018Kejriwal to attend Kumaraswamy's oath taking ceremony

New Delhi, May 2: Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal will attend the oath taking ceremony of Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leader and Karnataka Chief Minister-designate H.D. Kumaraswamy.

An aide close to Kejriwal told IANS that the Chief Minister was invited by former Prime Minister and JD-S supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and added that the schedule was being worked out.


Monday, May 21, 2018Key Indian equity indices open flat

Mumbai, May 21: The key Indian equity indices on Monday opened on flat note.

The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), was trading 4.76 points or 0.01 per cent lower soon after opening.

The wider 50-scrip Nifty of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was also trading 3.65 points or 0.03 per cent higher at 10,600.05 points.

The Sensex of the BSE, which opened at 34,873.16 points, was trading at


Monday, May 21, 2018Sunny morning in Delhi

New Delhi, May 21: It was a sunny morning in the national capital on Monday with the minimum temperature recorded at 25 degrees Celsius. The Met forecasts strong winds later in the day.

"The sky will be clear and the city may witness strong surface winds during the daytime," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told TNN.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 42 deg


Monday, May 21, 2018Rajnath for inclusion of martyrs' biographies in syllabus

Bhopal, May 21: Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said biographies of martyrs should be included in the syllabus so that the upcoming generation can draw inspiration from the stories of patriotism and sacrifice.

The Home Minister said this while unveiling the statue of freedom fighter Thakur Ranmat Singh, in Kothi in Satna district in Madhya Pradesh.

Paying tributes to the late freedom fight


Monday, May 21, 201811 dead as bus crashes into stationary truck in MP

Guna, MP, May 21: At least 11 people were killed and 20 others injured, when a bus rammed into a stationary truck here, on Monday morning.

According to police, the incident took place when the bus en route to Ahmedabad from Uttar Pradesh's Banda district smashed into a truck parked on the roadside on the Agra-Mumbai highway.

While eight passengers died on the spot, three succumbed to the


Sunday, May 20, 2018ASI to upgrade Purana Qila, set up museum gallery

New Delhi, May 20: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has taken up several important conservation, restoration and upgradation works at the Purana Qila here and are setting up a modern gallery which will display artefacts and pottery from ancient India, an official statement said on Sunday.

The ASI has taken up conservation and upgradation of Central Antiquity Collection Section (CAC) wh


Sunday, May 20, 2018Youth stabbed to death

Hyderabad, May 20: A youth was stabbed to death by unidentified people at BJR Nagar in Khairatabad here on Saturday midnight.

Police said, a group of unidentified people chased and attacked the youth with knives. He was killed on the spot.

The deceased was identified as Shivakiran hailing from Boraband area in the city.

On information, police, who reached the spot, has registered a cas


Sunday, May 20, 2018SC sets conditions to cut trees for Ganga Jal project

Agra, May 20: The Supreme Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh Jal Nigam to plant 2,500 saplings, maintain and look after them for 10 years in a secure fenced area in Firozabad district to compensate the felling of 234 trees that come in the way of the Ganga Jal pipeline that will bring water to the Taj City.

Details of the order were made available on Sunday. BJP MLA Yogendra Upadhyaya flaunt


Sunday, May 20, 2018Six security personnel killed in Maoist blast

Raipur, May 20: Six security personnel were killed and another was critically wounded on Sunday when Maoists detonated an improvised explosive device (IED) in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district.

The deafening blast, on the Bacheli-Cholnar road, targeted a jeep in which seven security personnel were patrolling in a remote area, killing five of them instantly, Inspector General of Police (Bastar)


Sunday, May 20, 2018Indian Navy ships to visit Vietnam

New Delhi, May 20: Three Indian naval ships will make a port call in Vietnam under the ongoing operational deployment of the Indian Navy's Eastern Fleet to SouthEast Asia and NorthWest Pacific region, officials said on Sunday.

INS Sahyadri, INS Shakti and INS Kamorta under the command of Eastern Fleet chief Rear Admiral Dinesh Kumar Tripathi will be at Tien Sa Port, Danang, from May 21 to 25.


Sunday, May 20, 2018President reaches Shimla on four-day holiday

Shimla, May 20 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday was accorded a ceremonial reception on his arrival in the Himachal Pradesh capital on a four-day holiday.

He was given a guard of honour at the Kalyani helipad near here. Governor Acharya Devvrat, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur and his cabinet colleague Mohinder Singh received him.

Official sources said Kovind would stay at The Retrea


Sunday, May 20, 2018'Spoken English' course for students in Delhi

New Delhi, May 20: The Delhi government is inviting applications from government school students for enrolment in the 'Spoken English' course to enhance their language speaking skills.

The programme has been organised in collaboration with the British Council, India-McMillan Education, Academy for Computers Training (Gujarat) and Trinity College London.

The last date for enrolment is May 2


Sunday, May 20, 2018Petrol, diesel in Delhi hit record highs

New Delhi, May 20: State-run Indian Oil Corp on Sunday raised transport fuel to record highs in Delhi on the seventh day of resuming the daily price change system, following a temporary suspension that lasted 20 days.

The price of petrol in Delhi touched a record high of Rs 76.24 per litre under the dynamic pricing regime beating the previous high of Rs 76.06 in the city on September 14, 2013.


Sunday, May 20, 2018Pak to give greater administrative and financial authority to PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan

Islamabad, May 20: Pakistan's top civil and military leaders have decided to give greater administrative and financial authority to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, the region through which the controversial USD 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) passes.

During a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) - the top civil and military body - Sartaj Aziz, De


Sunday, May 20, 2018DU announces free preparatory classes for PG entrance exams for economically weaker students

New Delhi, May 20: Delhi University has announced two weeks of free preparatory classes for students from economically weaker sections, minority communities and others belonging to special categories appearing for post graduate entrance examinations.

The classes will be held for eight disciplines -- Commerce, Law, Journalism (Hindi and English), Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Computer Science and


Sunday, May 20, 2018Five killed, 7 hurt as car collides with DCM vehicle in AP

Tirupati, May 20: Five people, including two children, were killed on the spot and seven others injured when the Bolero car in which they were travelling collided with a DCM vehicle at Mamandur of Renigunta Mandal in Chittoor district, early on Sunday.

The victims hailing from Gadivemula village in Kurnool district were proceeding to here when the accident occurred, police said.

The injure


Sunday, May 20, 2018New Delhi-Katra Shakti Express halts, passengers protest

Katra, May 20: New Delhi-bound Shakti Express halted for two hours at departure station Katra on Saturday night due to some technical glitches in the air conditioning system.

The train no. 22462 was scheduled to depart from Katra railway station at 2300 hrs but could not run on time due to non-functioning of air conditioner in six coaches of the train, railway officials at Katra station said.


Saturday, May 19, 2018Zojila & Z-Morh tunnels approved by UPA II, claims Prof Soz

Srinagar, May 19: Welcoming the laying of foundation of Zojila tunnel on Srinagar-Leh national highway, to make it an all weather road by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday, senior Congress leader and former Union minister Prof Saifuddin Soz said this and Z-Morh tunnel were envisaged and approved by UPA-II.

'PM Modi's inauguration of Zojila Tunnel is a good measure and a good news for t


Saturday, May 19, 2018Hockey India names Rajinder Singh as president

New Delhi, May 19: Hockey India on Saturday named Rajinder Singh as its president after Mariamma Koshy submitted her resignation from the post.

Koshy, a former state-level striker, was appointed Hockey India chief in November 2016 after Narinder Dhruv Batra had stepped down after being elected as the president of the International Hockey Federation (FIH).

Koshy had in various capacities be


Saturday, May 19, 2018Tripura reserves 10% police posts for women

Agartala, May 19: Tripura's BJP government, in a significant decision on Saturday, reserved 10 per cent posts in its police force for women to deal more efficiently with crimes related to them, a minister said.

"From now onwards, 10 per cent posts would be reserved in all types of recruitment in police force for women. Currently there is four per cent women police personnel in the Tripura Poli


Saturday, May 19, 2018Yeddyurappa resigns as Karnataka CM before trust vote

Bengaluru, May 19: Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before facing a crucial trust vote in the Karnataka Assembly with numbers stacked against the BJP in the newly elected House.

The resignation came two days after he took oath as the 15th Chief Minister of the state.


Saturday, May 19, 2018Modi to visit Odisha on May 26

Bhubaneswar, May 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Odisha on May 26 on the occasion of the BJP government at the Centre completing four years in office.

BJP's Odisha-in-charge Arun Singh on Saturday informed that the Prime Minister will address a public meeting at Bali Jatra ground in Cuttack during his one-day visit.

"Modi will complete four years on May 26 and has decided to vis


Saturday, May 19, 2018Thank god for Supreme Court, says Chidambaram

New Delhi, May 19: Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday condemned the BJP for trying to derail the trust vote in Karnataka Assembly and expressed his gratitude to the Supreme Court for ordering a floor test.

He also appreciated the apex court's decision to allow live telecast of the proceedings.

"How many moves will the BJP make before the vote of confidence in the Karnataka Legislati


Saturday, May 19, 2018Karnataka Assembly Session begins

Bengaluru, May 19: The 15th Karnataka Assembly began its Session with Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa taking the oath as member of the House.

He was elected in the May 15 election from Shikaripur in Shivamogga District.

Former Chief Minister and Congress Legislative Parry leader Siddaramaiah was the second elected MLA to take oath.

Mr Siddaramaiah, who contested from Chamundeshwari in Mys


Saturday, May 19, 201820 Gujarat tourists injured in Himachal accident

Shimla, May 19: At least 20 holidaymakers from Gujarat were injured when a private bus in which they were travelling overturned in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, police said.

Over speeding was the cause of the accident on the Shimla-Manali highway near Ghaghas, a police officer told IANS. The bus, with over 40 passengers on board, was on its way to Manali from Shimla.



Saturday, May 19, 2018Karnataka trust vote: SC says Bopaiah to stay pro tem speaker

New Delhi, May 19: Disposing off an application by the Congress and the JD-S questioning Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's decision to appoint K.G. Bopaiah as the pro tem speaker in the assembly, the Supreme Court on Saturday said he will remain the interim speaker and there will be a live telecast of the assembly proceedings at 4 p.m. when Chief Miniser B.S. Yeddyurappa takes a floor test.



Saturday, May 19, 2018Three criminals killed in UP

Lucknow, May 19: Three wanted criminals involved in dacoity, murder and rapes were killed in a gun battle with the police in Uttar Pradesh early on Saturday in Aligarh, an official said.

Two of the dacoits killed in the police encounter carried a reward of Rs 25,000 each in the Kasganj district, the police spokesman added.

Police Control Room received a distress call around midnight regardi


Saturday, May 19, 2018Rain, thunderstorms likely in Delhi

New Delhi, May 19: It was a partly cloudy morning here on Saturday and the weather office forecasts rains later, with warning of thunderstorms accompanied by gusty winds at isolated places in the city.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.4 degrees Celsius, normal for the season.

"It was partly cloudy sky in the morning and rains or thundershowers are likely to occur towards the after


Friday, May 18, 2018SC order vindicates Congress' stand: Rahul

New Delhi/Bengaluru, May 18: The Congress on Friday hailed the Supreme Court order for a floor test in the new Karnataka Assembly on Saturday, with party President Rahul Gandhi saying that it vindicated the party's stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted "unconstitutionally".

"The Supreme Court order vindicates our stand that the Governor acted unconstitutionally. The BJP's bluff that it will


Friday, May 18, 2018Karnataka's political crisis, oil prices plunge equities

Mumbai, May 18: The uncertain political environment in Karnataka along with high global crude oil prices pulled the key Indian equity indices deep in the red on Friday.

According to market observers, heavy selling pressure was witnessed in capital goods, auto and metal counters.

At 3.30 p.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) provisionally closed at 10,596.40 points, do


Friday, May 18, 2018Man poisons family, 3 minor daughters die

Chandigarh, May 18: A man, said to be an alcoholic, allegedly poisoned his family in Haryana's Jind, which led to the death of his three minor daughters while his wife and another daughter were battling for life at a hospital, the police said today.

The accused, Kashmiri Ram who is a resident of Bighana village in Jind, allegedly poisoned his family on Tuesday in an inebriated state. He was ar


Friday, May 18, 2018Jharkhand rape victim succumbs to burn injuries

Ranchi, May 18: A minor girl who was raped and set on fire in Jharkhand's Pakur district this month succumbed to her injuries on Friday, police said.

According to the police, the girl was raped on May 4 by Bacchan Mandal in her house in Kakarwana village when her family members had gone out for work. When the victim cried for help, Mandal took her to a nearby toilet and set her on fire.



Friday, May 18, 2018PNB scam: ED issues summons to Nirav Modi's father, sister

New Delhi, May 18: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to absconding diamantaire Nirav Modi's father Deepak Modi, sister Purvi Mehta and her husband Mayank Mehta as part of its probe in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, an official said here on Friday.

The fraud was committed during 2011-17 by illegally issuing Letters of Undertaking (LoUs) and Foreign Letters o


Friday, May 18, 2018Despite suffering cut injuries, brave RPF cop nabs chain snatcher

Chennai, May 18: A Railway Protection Force (RPF) policeman nabbed a chain snatcher-cum-mobile phone stealer despite sustaining severe head injuries at the Central Railway station on Friday morning.

Police said acting on a complaint of mobile phones being stolen and some people were snatching chains, the RPF cop, Yogesh Kumar, spotted a group of youths, who were found to be moving in a suspic


Friday, May 18, 2018Hundred per cent confident of proving majority: Yeddyurappa

Bengaluru, May 18: Welcoming the Supreme Court order for a floor test, Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa today asserted he was "100 per cent" confident that he would prove the majority in the state Assembly.

"We will abide by the Supreme Court verdict...we have got100 per cent support and cooperation to prove the majority," Yeddyurappa told reporters here soon after the apex court's or


Friday, May 18, 2018SC order vindicates Congress' stand: Rahul

New Delhi, May 18: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hailed a Supreme Court order directing the floor test in the Karnataka Assembly on Saturday and said it vindicates the party's stand that Governor Vajubhai Vala acted unconstitutionally.

Gandhi said that the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) bluff has been called out by the court and the party will now try to form government through mon


Friday, May 18, 201812-yr-old dies, brother injured after being hit by dumper

New Delhi, May 18: A 12-year-old girl lost her life on the spot while her brother was injured after the two were hit by a dumper in the Sarita Vihar area here on Friday morning.

The incident took place around 0645 hrs near Shaheen Bagh road when the dumper, which was trying to overtake a bus, hit the children who were on their way to school.

The children were residents of Shram Vihar slum.


Friday, May 18, 2018Markets open in red

Mumbai, May 18: The key Indian equity indices opened in negative territory on Friday weighed down by heavy selling pressure in capital goods, banking and IT stocks.

At 9.24 a.m., the wider Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 10,649.20 points, down 33.50 points or 0.31 per cent from the previous close of 10,682.70 points.

Similarly, the barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (


Friday, May 18, 2018Rain, squall likely in Delhi

New Delhi, May 18: It was a partly cloudy Friday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.7 degrees Celsius, the season's average.

The weather office forecast light rain accompanied with squall during the day.

"The sky was partly cloudy in the morning and it will become generally cloudy towards evening or night. Very light rain or thundershowers accompani


Friday, May 18, 20189 pilgrims killed in UP

Lucknow, May 18: Nine pilgrims headed to ‘punyagiri or the mountain of good deeds, were mowed down by a speeding mini-truck in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly district on Friday, police said.

The deceased were part of a group of 250, who were walking bare foot towards the Maa Purnagiri shrine, which is located close to the Nepal border, when the incident occurred.

The mini-truck coming from Sitar


Friday, May 18, 2018Amid Karnataka election drama, Modi speaks to Deve Gowda

New Delhi, May 18: A day after BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa took oath as Karnataka Chief Minister dashing the hopes of JD-S-Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he spoke to Janata Dal-Secular supremo H.D. Deve Gowda and wished him on his birthday.

"Spoke to our former Prime Minister Shri H.D. Deve Gowdaji and conveyed birthday wishes to him. I pray for his good health and long life,


Friday, May 18, 2018Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler Tim Southee admitted to Level 1 offence in IPL match

Kolkata, May 18: Tim Southee, the Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler, was issued a reprimand during his team’s VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 encounter against Sunrisers Hyderabad at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday.

Southee admitted to the Level 1 offence under 2.1.8 of the IPL Code of Conduct for Players and Team Officials and accepted the sanction, an IPL media statement here


Thursday, May 17, 2018Mamata raises voice against Internet misuse

Kolkata, May 17: On the occasion of the World Telecommunication and Information Society Day on Thursday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said that social media should not be used to spread negativity.

"In this age, we must not use social media and the Internet to spread negativity or to malign others or spread fake news," read Banerjee's official Twitter post.

Banerjee's tweet re


Thursday, May 17, 2018Now Google search for 'Feku' leads to Modi

New Delhi, May 17: A search on Google for "Feku" leads to top results related to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Also an image search for the word "Feku" leads to pictures of Narendra Modi.

Similarly, google search for the name "Pappu" led to results related to Congress President Rahul Gandhi. IANS had moved a story on Wednesday on this. In reaction, Randeep Surjewala in charge of Congress pa


Thursday, May 17, 2018Karnataka polls:Once again a Guv becomes puppet, alleges Omar

Srinagar, May 17: Reacting to BJP legislature party leader BS Yeddyurappa's sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Karnataka, National Conference (NC) working president Omar Abdullah alleged that once more an occupant of a Raj Bhavan allows himself to be used as a rubber stamp.

“Once more an occupant of a Raj Bhavan allows himself to be used as a rubber stamp. BJP announces (& then deletes) the det


Thursday, May 17, 2018Men involved in Gurgaon thefts held

Gurugram, May 17: Police said on Thursday that they have arrested seven men blamed for thefts of Amazon products and at ATM booths.

Istak alias Mundan, a resident of Nagina block in Haryana's Mewat district, was arrested by Bilaspur's Cime Branch chief Surender Singh and his team.

Deputy Commissioner of Police Sumit Kumar said Istak was involved in the looting of as many as 30 ATM booths.


Thursday, May 17, 2018Assault case: Kejriwal agrees to join probe

New Delhi, May 17: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has agreed to join the police investigation on Friday in a case of alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash in February, police said on Thursday.

Kejriwal, in a letter, urged the Station House Officer of the Civil Lines police station to defer the meeting from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

He also said that he will video record


Thursday, May 17, 2018Lightning kills four farmers in Bengal's Nadia district

Chakdah, May 17: Lightning killed four farmers in a paddy field in West Bengal's Nadia district yesterday, police said.

The victims were sowing seeds when lightning struck them at Chakdah.

All of them died on the spot.

All the victims, identified as Kalachand Sheikh, Kamal Sheilkh, Azibul Sheikh and Azizul Shekih, were declared brought dead at the local hospital.


Thursday, May 17, 2018Bengal panchayat results: Trinamool takes lead, BJP emerges second

Kolkata, May 17: The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal took an early lead in all three tiers of the panchayat polls after nearly five hours of counting on Thursday.

According to the latest trend, Trinamool went ahead in almost all the Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti seats across 20 districts where rural election were held on May 14.

The Bharatiya Janata Party emerged a distant se


Thursday, May 17, 2018India rejects OIC statement on Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, May 17: India on Thursday rejected resolutions relating to Jammu and Kashmir adopted in the OIC Council of Foreign Ministers' meeting held in Dhaka earlier this month.

"We observe with utmost regret as well as categorically reject the resolutions adopted by Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC) on Jammu and Kashmir at the 45th CFM session of OIC in Dhaka, Bangladesh held on May 5


Thursday, May 17, 2018Congress, JD-S protest Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as Karnataka CM

Bengaluru, May 17: The beleaguered Congress and Janata Dal-Secular (JD-S) leaders on Thursday staged a protest against BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa's swearing-in as the Karnataka Chief Minister, terming it unconstitutional.

Leaders of the Congress and JD-S, who had hastily stitched a post-poll alliance, staged the protest in front of the state legislature building soon after Yeddyurappa was adm


Thursday, May 17, 2018Gujarat government announces health check-up plan for elderly

Gandhinagar, May 17: The Vijay Rupani-led BJP government in Gujarat on Wednesday announced a unique health plan in the state, wherein the elderly would get access to primary health monitoring at their doorsteps.

"By paying a token amount of just Rs 1,000 and registering themselves with the government, those above 70 years of age in the state would be provided with all the basic health faciliti


Thursday, May 17, 2018BJP cadres chant 'Modi, Modi' at Yeddyurappa's swearing-in

Bengaluru, May 17: Loud chants of "Modi, Modi" by about 100 jubilant cadres of the BJP were heard at the oath-taking ceremony of their leader B.S. Yeddyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka at Raj Bhavan here on Thursday.

Even as Yeddyurappa was signing the relevant papers after taking oath in Kannada, administered by Governor Vajubhai R. Vala, the "Modi, Modi" chants reverberated across t


Thursday, May 17, 2018First Indian father-daughter duo create history as they scale Mount Everest

New Delhi: Deeya Bajaj and Ajeet Bajaj became the first Indian father-daughter duo to summit Mount Everest. They summitted world's highest peak at dawn on May 16, 2018.

Ajeet Bajaj, a renowned adventurer-explorer, and Deeya, his fearless daughter-protégé and mountaineer, embarked on this incredible journey last month on April 16 when they reached base camp at 16,700 feet above sea level.



Thursday, May 17, 2018Partly cloudy Thursday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, May 17: It was a partly cloudy morning on Thursday in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.1 degrees Celsius, the season's average.

"The sky will remain partly cloudy and there are chances of rainfall and thunderstorm by evening or late night," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature was expected to hover around


Thursday, May 17, 2018Amit Shah hits out at Rahul, reminds him Congress 'history'

New Delhi, May 17: Close on the heels of Congress president Rahul Gandhi attacking BJP for ensuring swearing in of B S Yeddyurappa, BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday hit out at the Gandhi scion and said the grand old party should remember its own "glorious history of horrific Emergency, blatant misuse of Article 356".

"President of the Congress obviously doesn’t remember the glorious history of


Thursday, May 17, 2018Rahul terms Yeddyurappa's swearing-in 'mockery of Constitution'

New Delhi, May 17: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday termed the swearing-in of BJP leader B.S. Yeddyurappa as Karnataka Chief Minister a 'mockery' of Constitution after his party failed to garner a majority in the state assembly.

Yeddyurappa took oath as the Chief Minister in Bengaluru on Thursday hours after the Supreme Court declined to stay his swearing-in ceremony.

"The BJP's


Thursday, May 17, 2018Markets open in green

Mumbai, May 17: Taking a cue from global markets, the key Indian equity market indices on Thursday opened higher.

The Sensitive Index (Sensex) of the BSE, which had closed at 35,387.88 points on Wednesday, opened higher at 35,483.62 points.

Minutes into trading, it was quoting at 34,432.17 points, up by 44.29 points, or 0.13 per cent.

At the National Stock Exchange (NSE), the broader 51-


Thursday, May 17, 2018Yeddyurappa sworn in as CM

Bengaluru, May 17: Bookanakere Siddalingappa Yeddyurappa was today sworn in as the 24th Chief Minister of Karnataka.

This is the third term as Chief Minister for Mr Yeddyurappa. He was sworn in alone and is likely to expand the cabinet after proving his majority in the Assembly.


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Mehbooba welcomes ceasefire announcement

Srinagar, May 16: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Wednesday welcomed the Centre's announcement of a ceasefire during the holy month of Ramadan.

"I wholeheartedly welcome the Ramadan ceasefire. The month is a harbinger of peace and such a decision will go a long way in creating a peaceful and amicable environment for a sustained dialogue," she tweeted.

The Chief Minister t


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Cabinet approves AIIMS at Deoghar

New Delhi, May 16: The Cabinet on Wednesday gave approval for setting up of a new All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Deoghar, Jharkhand.

Addressing a press conference here Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved a provision of funds worth Rs 1,103 crore for the project".

He said the AIIMS will be set up under the


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Villager shot dead in Bihar

Gaya, May 16: Unidentified criminals shot dead a person at Sihuli village under Amas police station area in the district today.

Police said here that outlaws fired on one Aarif (42) from the window of his residence leading to his death. Sources said that the motive behind murder was land dispute.

Police said that the body had been sent for autopsy. Further investigation is on, sources added


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Rape attempt on minor sparks violent protest in Guntur

Vijayawada, May 16: A youth's attempt to rape a minor girl sparked violent protests in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur town on Tuesday night, police said on Wednesday.

Tension prevailed in the old Guntur town after a mob attacked a police station, demanding that the accused be handed over to them. The mob also damaged police vehicles and set fire to some two-wheelers.

Police caned the mob and fired


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Varanasi Bridge collapse: FIR against Bridge Corporation's officials

Varanasi, May 16: The Varanasi authorities have registered an FIR against the officials of the UP Bridge Corporation over the death of people in the bridge collapse in the city on Tuesday.

However, in another shameful incident, a sweeper of the post-mortem house was suspended after he demanded Rs 200 each for handing over the victims' bodies to the family members.

The authorities learnt abo


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Kejriwal asked to join probe into 'assault' on Chief Secretary

New Delhi, May 16: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been asked to join the investigation into an alleged assault on Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash by two AAP MLAs, Police said on Wednesday.

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police Harendra Singh told TNN that a notice was sent to the Chief Minister, asking him to be present at the Civil Lines Police Station at 11 a.m. on Friday.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018Petrol crosses Rs 75 per litre in Delhi

New Delhi, May 16: Petrol prices continued to rise across the country on Wednesday and crossed the Rs 75 per litre mark in the national capital.

The fuel was priced at Rs 75.10 per litre in Delhi, the highest since it hit Rs 76.06 a litre in September 2013.

In the other metropolitan cities of Kolkata, Mumbai and Chennai also, petrol prices were at fresh multi-year high levels of Rs 77.79, R


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Fashion statement: It's fun to experiment with style, says Virat Kohli

New Delhi, May 16: From his trimmed beard to his hairstyle to what he wears, Indian star cricketer and youth icon Virat Kohli feels overjoyed about being appreciated for his fashion sense. He says he finds it fun to experiment with his style and looks from time to time.

On being idolised as a fashion icon, Virat told IANS in an e-mail interaction: "It sure feels good to know what you wear is w


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Youth attempts to rape minor girl, mob attacks police station

Guntur, May 16: A tense situation prevailed in Old Guntur after a group of people attacked the Old Guntur Police Station on Tuesday night demanding action against a man whom they alleged had attempted to rape a seven-year-old girl.

A mob pelted stones and set on fire an electric transformer and vehicles here.

Police said that a 20-year-old youth, B Raghuram barged into a house, located in t


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Man killed and 13 injured in dust storm in Delhi

New Delhi, May 16: An 18-year-old man was killed and 13 people injured in the dust storm that hit the national capital in the early hours today, police said.

The Police Control Room (PCR) received 78 calls during the storm that started around 3 am.

One person was injured in Dwarka while two persons sustained minor injuries in west Delhi during the storm.

The deceased was identified as


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Karnataka BJP MLAs elect Yeddyurappa as their leader

Bengaluru, May 16: The newly elected Karnataka BJP legislators on Wednesday formally elected B.S. Yeddyurappa as the legislative party leader, party spokesman S. Shantharam said.

Yeddyurappa was already the Chief Ministerial face of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Karnataka Assembly elections held on May 12.

"We will later meet Governor Vajubhai R. Vala and stake claim to form the govern


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Varanasi flyover collapse: 4 suspended

Varanasi, May 16: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended four senior engineers of the State Bridge Corporation in connection with the flyover collapse in Varanasi cantt Railway station here on Tuesday evening.

At least 18 people were killed and 25 others injured in the incident. Three of the injured are in critical condition.

The four engineers, suspended following preliminary probe, ar