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Tuesday, July 17, 2018Modi has become Dhritrashtra, BJP Duryodhan: Congress

New Delhi, July 17: Accusing the BJP-led Central government of trying to create a divide among Hindus and Muslims ahead of 2019 elections to polarise the society, the Congress on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has become blind like Mahabharata character "Dhritrashtra" in his pursuit of power.

The party also compared the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with another Mahabharata character,

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Chappan Bhog for Lord Jagannath during Rath Yatra

Mayapur, Jul 16: As per scriptures Jagannath Mahaprasad is so pure that whoever partakes it is sanctified and is bestowed with the boon of liberation. In Puri everyday 56 food items are offered to Jagannath also known as ''Chappan Bhog'.

Hence in common lingo Lord Jagannath is also referred as the 'Eating God'. A lot of impetus is given to the food that is being served to Lord Jagannath at ISK

 

Monday, July 16, 2018PM Narendra Modi visits hospital to see injured people in Midnapore, CM Mamata instructs medical assistance to injured

Midnapore, Jul 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the Midnapore Hospital to see the injured people, who sustained wounds when a portion of tent at College Ground where the PM was addressing rally collapsed.

Unconfirmed sources said some 25/30 people have been injured when a colourful shamiyana fell on them while they were listening to the speech of the prime minister.

Of the inj

 

Monday, July 16, 2018200 armed force personnel becoming disabled due to injuries every year, says top Army doctor

New Delhi, Jul 16: Nearly 200 armed forces personnel become disabled every year, a senior doctor for the forces has said, citing road accidents and snow avalanche, especially in hilly terrains, and battle injuries as the prime reasons.


Lt Gen Bipin Puri, Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Service, said the disability armed forces personnel suffer are not only related to spinal cord

 

Monday, July 16, 2018GST generating revenue, leading to improvement in ease of doing business: Piyush Goyal

Raipur: Goods and Services Tax (GST) has been successful and generated ample revenue, said Finance minister Piyush Goyal on Sunday.

Simplification of the tax structure has led to improvement in the ease of doing business, claimed the minister.

"The GST in the past one year has successfully worked and has generated ample revenue. This year there won't be a dearth of revenue if people contin

 

Monday, July 16, 2018Sacred Games row: Actors can't be held liable for dialogues, says HC

New Delhi: The Netflix originals in India, 'Sacred Games' courted trouble within days of its premiere. It landed itself in the lap of controversies after a Congress supporter filed a complaint against actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Netflix and producer of the show, reportedly. The complainant has alleged that the makers have abused former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on the show.

Also, a petition w

 

Monday, July 16, 201820 injured in canopy collapse during Modi's Bengal rally

Midnapore, July 16: At least 20 people were injured when a canopy collapsed during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally here while he was addressing the crowd.

"Around 20 people were injured," a BJP source told IANS.

The Prime Minister, who saw the canopy collapse only a minute after he started his speech, asked people to get off the stage and move to a safer area.

"Those who have climb

 

Monday, July 16, 2018SC seeks Centre's stand on plea to ban hoisting green flags

New Delhi, July 16: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the Centre's stand on a plea by a cleric seeking a ban on hoisting green flags with a crescent and star, terming it as un-Islamic and resembling that of a Pakistani political party.

A bench of Justice A.K. Sikri and Justice Ashim Bhushan asked Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, to seek instructions

 

Monday, July 16, 2018He left Valley to join militancy, is winning hearts with his Coke Studio song

When Altaf Ahmad Mir, then 22-years-old, left his home in Janglat Mandi in Anantnag and went to Pakistan in 1990, he wanted to become a militant. Almost three decades later, while Mir is yet to return home, he has sent back a song that is winning hearts in Kashmir and outside.

A rendition of legendary poet Ghulam Ahmad Mahjoor’s famed classic, “Ha Gulo” is the first Kashmiri song to make it to

 

Monday, July 16, 2018UPSC Prelims declared

NEW DELHI: The result of civil services preliminary examination has been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The prelims examination was held on June 3 and the results were declared yesterday. The results can be accessed on the UPSC’s website — www.Upsc.Gov.In.
All successful candidates have been asked to apply again in the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for the civil ser

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018More than 40,000 Kerala classrooms turn hi-tech

Thiruvananthapuram, July 15: As part of the KITE (Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education) initiative of the Kerala Government, more than 40,000 classrooms have turned hi-tech and 4,500 more would do so by the end of this month, a government official said on Sunday.

Speaking to IANS, K. Anvar Sadath, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, KITE, said that they have enabled over 40,083

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018India condemns terrorist attacks in Pakistan

New Delhi, July 15: India has condemned three terrorist attacks that hit the people of Pakistan within short span of three-four days in which about 150 people have died.

"Three tragic terrorist attacks have hit the people of Pakistan within a short span of 3-4 days. More than 150 innocent people have lost their lives and hundreds have been injured. More disturbing is the fact that these attack

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Rajinikanth supports 'One India, One Election' proposal

Chennai, July 15: At a time when major political parties in Tamil Nadu are opposed to the Central government's proposal of 'One India, One Election', actor-turned-politician Rajinikanth on Sunday came out in support of it.

Speaking to reporters here, Rajinikanth said 'One India, One Election' is a good idea as it would save time and money of political parties.

He also said a decision on con

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018Lok Adalat held in 10 districts of Nagaland

Kohima Jul 15: National Lok Adalat was conducted in ten districts headquarter constituting ten Lok Adalat Benches.

During the Lok Adalat held yesterday, altogether 949 cases were listed before the bench for settlement of which 326 cases were successfully settled.

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018UPSC civil services prelims exam results declared

ew Delhi, July 15: The result of civil services preliminary examination has been declared by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

The prelims examination was held on June 3 and the results were declared yesterday. The results can be accessed on the UPSC's website www.upsc.gov.in.

All successful candidates have been asked to apply again in the Detailed Application Form (DAF) for the

 

Sunday, July 15, 2018PM pays obeisance at BHU temple; meets BJP workers in Varanasi

Varanasi, Jul 15:m Prime Minister Narendra Modi made a sudden trip to Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, late Saturday night and paid obeisance at the Vishwanath temple in the BHU campus.


However, on Sunday morning before leaving for Mirzapur, the PM met the active workers of the BJP at the DLW guest house and conveyed message to them to get into work for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Veteran journalist Yagnik fell off building: MP Police

Indore, July 14: Madhya Pradesh Police on Saturday said veteran journalist Kalpesh Yagnik did not die of a heart attack as reported earlier but lost his life after he fell from the terrace of a building here.

The 55-year-old Dainik Bhaskar Group Editor passed away early on Friday.

Director General of Police Narayan Chari Mishra told IANS: "Yagnik died after falling from the terrace of a thr

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018BJP says Amit Shah didn't speak on Ram temple

New Delhi, July 14: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday denied that its President Amit Shah had made any statement in a Hyderabad meeting on Ram temple in Ayodhya even as AIMIM chief Asaddudin Owaisi questioned him for speaking on the sensitive issue that is being decided by the Supreme Court.

"Yesterday in Telangana, BJP President Amit Shah did not make any statement on the issue of

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Modi loses nearly 3 lakh Twitter followers, Rahul Gandhi 17,000

New Delhi: As Twitter began sanitising its platform by removing inactive and locked accounts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lost nearly 300,000 followers while Congress Party President Rahul Gandhi lost over 17,000 followers.

The number of Modi’s followers went down to 43.1 million from 43.4 million.

According to SocialBlade.com that tracks the number of Twitter followers on a dail

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Chancellor of Central University Jammu, G. Parthasarathy calls on MoS Dr Jitendra Singh

New Delhi, July 14: The Chancellor of Central University Jammu, Shri Gopalaswami Parthasarathy called on the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and spent over 45 minutes discussing issues of mutual interest, related to academic subjec

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Diljit humbled by response to his "Soorma" performance

Mumbai, July 14: Actor-singer Diljit Dosanjh's performance as hockey champ Sandeep Singh is winning exceptional laurels as the man himself remains humble, down-to-earth and rooted.

"I knew 'Soorma' was a role of a lifetime. I am ashamed to say that when Shaad Sir (director Shaad Ali) came to me with the project I did not know anything about Sandeep Paaji.

"It's a shame that we do not give

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018PM releases video of Hima's win track, says he was 'touched deeply'

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday released a video of Hima Das, the first Indian Woman to win a gold in World Athletic track, and said her getting emotional while singing the National Anthem touched him "deeply".

"Unforgettable moments from Hima's victory. Seeing her passionately search for the Tricolour immediately after winning and getting emotional while singing t

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Two wanted criminals arrested after encounter in Bijnor

Bijnor, July14: Two notorious criminals, carrying reward of Rs 10,000 each on their head, were arrested after an encounter with police in Nazimabad area here late on Friday night.

Both criminals and a police sub-inspector were injured in exchange of fire during the encounter.

Superintendent of Police Umesh Kumar Singh here on Saturday said that police team intercepted two motorbike-borne s

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018PM extends Rath Yatra greetings to citizens

New Delhi, July 14: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended greetings to the people on the occasion of Jagannath Rath Yatra.

"With the blessings of Lord Jagannath, may our country scale new heights of growth. May every Indian be happy and prosperous," Mr Modi tweeted.

The main festival is held every year at Puri in Odisha.
"Warm wishes on occasion of holy RathYatra. May Lord Jaga

 

Saturday, July 14, 2018Use of pump-action guns has emboldened Bangladeshi smugglers: BSF chief

Shillong, July 14: Bangladeshi smugglers have become bolder after the Indian border guards started using pump-action guns instead of regular INSAS rifle along the border, Director General of Border Security Force K.K. Sharma said on Friday.

Sharma said the pump-action gun, which is a non-lethal weapon, is not used on India-Pakistan border.

"BSF is following the policy of non-lethal weapons

 

Friday, July 13, 2018OPPO unveils budget phone for Rs 10,990 in India

New Delhi, July 13: Chinese smartphone maker OPPO on Friday unveiled a new mid-range smartphone "OPPO A3s" for Rs 10,990 in India.

The device houses 13+2MP dual rear camera system and an 8MP Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled front camera.

It has a 6.2 inch super full-notch screen, OPPO's AI beauty technology for enhanced selfie experience, 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage.

The smar

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Veteran journalist Kalpesh Yagnik dead

Indore, July 13: Veteran journalist and Dainik Bhaskar Group Editor Kalpesh Yagnik passed away early on Friday in Madhya Pradesh following a heart attack, newspaper sources said. He was 55.

Yagnik was working at the newspaper's Indore office when he suffered a cardiac arrest at 10.30 p.m. on Thursday. He was rushed to the Bombay Hospital here.

He was treated for three hours and was recoveri

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Shiv Sena up in arms against Rohingyas, Hurriyat in J&K, slams Sri Sri Ravi Shanker for Amarnath remarks

Jammu, Jul 13: Shiv Sena (Bal Thackrey) national coordinator Gulab Chand Dubey on Friday slammed Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi Shankar for his recent Amarnath yatra remarks and warned against illegal settlement of Rohingyas in Jammu and Hurriyat Conference for his anti-national ideology.

"Sri Sri Ravi Shanker is a saint and he should focus on his teachings than issuing controversial state

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Nearly 100 students fall sick in Bihar school

Patna, July 13: Nearly 100 students have fallen sick apparently due to food poisoning at a government-run residential school in Bihar's Lakhisarai district, an official said.

Students of the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalay in Barahiya complained of uneasiness soon after consuming dinner in their hostel late on Thursday, the district official said.

They complained of stomach pain, nausea and loose

 

Friday, July 13, 20181 dead, 10 injured as buses collide in Kolhapur

Kolhapur, Jul 13: A person was killed and ten other injured in a collision between two State Transport (ST) buses near Kirve village on Kolhapur Gaganbavda national highway on Friday morning.


According to Gaganbavda police, the ST bus, which coming from Longe to Rankala ST stand collided head-on with another ST bus which was going to Vijaydurg from Pune, killing the person on the spot.


 

Friday, July 13, 2018Key equity indices open in green

Mumbai, July 13: The key Indian equity indices opened on a positive note on Friday.

At 9.27 a.m., the broader Nifty50 of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) traded at 11,052.45 points -- higher by 29.25 points or 0.27 per cent -- from its previous close of 11,023.20 points.

The barometer 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on the BSE, which had opened at 36,635.14 points, traded at 36,663 point

 

Friday, July 13, 2018Gold at IAAF: Kovind, Modi, Rahul hail athlete Hima Das

New Delhi, July 13: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday hailed Hima Das who created history by becoming the first Indian athlete to win a gold at an IAAF event.

"Congratulations to our sensational sprint star Hima Das for winning the 400m gold in the World Under-20 (in Finland)... A very proud moment for Assam and India, Hima; n

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018How R&AW Infiltrated Group Of Pakistan-Trained Islamic State Terrorists Tasked To Carry Out Attack In Delhi

In September 2017, India’s external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, arrested an Islamic State (IS) terrorist of Afghan origin tasked to carry out an attack in Delhi, The Indian Express has reported.

According to the report, Indian intelligence agencies carried out an 18-month-long surveillance operation in Afghanistan, Dubai and New Delhi to infiltrate the group and derail

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Rajnath reviews border area development programme

New Delhi, July 12: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday reviewed the ongoing development programme being run in 17 states located along the international borders, an official said.

Chairing the meeting, Rajnath Singh interacted with field-level officers to review the Border Area Development Programme (BADP).

Union Ministers of State for Home Hansraj Gangaram Ahir and Kiren Rijiju,

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018President, PM mourn Sadhu Vaswani's death

New Delhi/Mumbai, July 12: President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Sindhi spiritual leader Sadhu J.P. Vaswani, who passed away in Pune on Thursday.

"Sad to hear of the passing of Dada J.P. Vaswani, a spiritual leader who contributed so much to our society. He dedicated his life to the betterment of humanity, promoting simple living, high thinking and e

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Mohan Bhagwat arrives in Gujarat ahead of RSS meeting

Vadodara, Jul 12: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived in Somnath town in Gir Somnath district of Gujarat today as part of his six-day visit, during which he will attend a meeting of the organisation's office-bearers.

The annual meeting of RSS's Akhil Bharatiya Prant Pracharak will be held in Somnath town between July 15 and 17, a spokesperson of the organisation said.

After his arrival in Somna

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Three dead, seven injured in two accidents in J&K

Jammu, Jul 12: Three people were killed and seven others injured when two vehicles rolled down gorges at separate places in Jammu and Kashmir's Reasi and Doda districts, police said today.

Tiku Rana (19) from Uttar Pradesh and Abhishek (22) from Punjab were killed when a load carrier skidded off a hilly road and fell into a stream near Chamayra in Reasi, an official said.

He said seven oth

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018EC urged to verify politicians through Aadhar Card

New Delhi, July 12: Ex- MP from Rajya Sabha Ambeth Rajan on Thursday urged the Election Commission for an effective implementation of verification of members of political parties through Aadhar Card.

In a letter to Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat, Mr Rajan said, 'In recent years, number of claims relating to bogus members of political parties, misuse of public funds in name of bogus memb

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Tea production down 9.5% in May, exports up 4%

Kolkata, July 12: India's estimated tea production fell by around 9.5 per cent to 111.82 million kg in May from 123.51 million kg produced in the year-ago month, data from the Tea Board India showed on Thursday.

According to the provisional data, tea export during January-May period was up by about 4 per cent to 94 million kg as against 90.43 million kg exported in the year-ago period and in v

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Delhi to get Signature Bridge in October

New Delhi, July 12: India's first asymmetrical cable-stayed Signature bridge connecting the Outer Ring Road with Wazirabad will open by October end, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Thursday.

"The Delhi Cabinet cleared the proposal for the final payment for Signature Bridge. Ninety-six per cent of the work is already complete. Now there should be no hurdles in opening the bridge by

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018One Kerala priest accused of rape arrested

Kollam (Kerala) July 12: One of the four accused Kerala priests, Father Job Mathew involved in the sexual abuse of a parishoner has been arrested from a place near here, said police on Thursday.

The accused priest, however, denied that he has been arrested. He said he has surrendered.

Mathew was taken into custody while he was on his way to a court. He was taken to the Kollam district poli

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Unnao rape victim's family questions BJP for not taking action against chargesheeted MLA

Unnao, Jul 12: The family members of the Unnao rape and murder case victim have questioned the BJP for not sacking prime accused MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar from the party even after being chargesheeted by the CBI.

"The MLA's family is threatening us regularly while police is also sitting idle over more than 20 cases lodged against them as they are still the member of the ruling party in the sta

 

Thursday, July 12, 2018Sensex jumps 272 33 points to hit fresh record high

Mumbai, July 12: The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Thursday hit a new record high, rising by 272.33 points to trade at 36,538.26.

The 50-share of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too advanced by 93.50 points to 11,041.80.

Oil stocks were in demand. Among shares of oil exploration and production (E&P) companies, Reliance Industries (up 2.28%), ONGC (up 1.01%) and Oil India

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Mayawati likely to contest Lok Sabha polls

Lucknow, Jul 11: Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) president Mayawati, in a move to galvanise the party cadres and to give a strong message of resistance against the BJP, is mulling to contest the 2019 polls.

The BSP had already shown its interest for an opposition unity in UP during the Lok Sabha polls and also held a couple of rounds of talks with Samajwadi Party and other opposition outfits over sea

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Congress in Goa suggests recording of PM's name in Guinness World of Record

Panaji, Jul 11: The Congress in Goa on Wednesday suggested that name of Prime Minister Narendra Modi be recorded in the Guinness World of Record.

In a letter written to Guinness World Records authorities, copies of which were shared with media, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) and spokesperson Sankalp Amonkar,''We are overwhelmed and extremely happy to suggest the name of India's Prime

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Let SC take decision on gay sex, says Centre

New Delhi, July 11: The Union of India, during a hearing before the Supreme Court on Wednesday, submitted a three-page affidavit stating that it has no stand as regards the decriminalisation of the gays sex, therefore it was up to the apex court to take a decision on the issue.

A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices Rohi

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018J&K improves ease of doing business ranking, fails to feature among top 20

JAMMU: Significantly improving its ranking in the ease of doing business, Jammu and Kashmir has yet to feature in top twenty states where some similarly placed hill states like Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh have been able to reach.

Andhra Pradesh has topped the government's ease of doing business index for states, ahead of the industrialized states such as Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nad

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 Brother of J&K cadre IAS officer arrested

JAIPUR: The elder brother of a Jammu and Kashmir cadre IAS official was arrested from Gurgaon in connection with an illegal arms and fake licence racket, a senior ATS and SOG official said today.

It is the 52nd arrest in the case. Sixty-seven illegal arms and 1,188 fake licences had been recovered.

Kumar Jyoti Ranjan (46), the owner of a Haryana-based construction company, was arrested from

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Our SAC, SVC similar to Lokayukta, J&K tells SC

NEW DELHI: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the state doesn't require a Lokayukta as there are already two commissions created under the state laws which comprehensively covered the scope of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. As the state said the provisions of the Jammu and Kashmir Accountability Commission Act, 2002, and the Jammu and Kashmir State Vigilance C

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Delhi to get 1,000 e-buses

New Delhi, July 11: In a major move to fight air pollution in Delhi, the city government on Wednesday approved the hiring of a consultant to run 1,000 electric buses estimated to cost Rs 2,500 crore in the national capital as promised in its 2018-19 Budget.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the development on Twitter after the move was cleared at a cabinet meeting.

"Cabinet app

 

Wednesday, July 11, 20189 killed in Manipur landslide

Imphal, July 11: At least nine persons, including five children, died after a landslide hit Manipur's Tamenglong district early on Wednesday.

Among the victims were three girls and two boys, while two more children have gone missing, Adim Panmei, Chairman of State Disaster Management said.

Panmei and his team along with the police and fire fighters are searching for the two missing children

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Markets open high on Wednesday, then dip later

Mumbai, July 11: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the early morning trade session but entered the negative zone later.

The Sensex of the BSE after opening at 36,299.26 points, touched a high of 36,332.99 and a low of 36,169.70 points.

The Sensex is trading at 36,232.56 points down by 7.06 points or 0.02 per cent from its Tuesday's close at

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Karan Singh urges Modi to rename Jammu airport

Jammu, July 11: Senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to rename Jammu airport after Maharaja Hari Singh.

In a letter to Modi, Singh said there has been a long-standing demand from the people of Jammu to rename the airport after Maharaja Hari Singh during whose time the airport was constructed and used by the State plane.

“I am writing to strongly

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018JU students end hunger strike as admission tests back, VC wants to resign

Kolkata, July 11: Under pressure from protesting students and revolt by a large section of teachers, Jadavpur University authorities on Tuesday decided to bring back the admission test system for admission to six under-graduate courses, but the Vice Chancellor announced that he will resign.

The decision to admit students in the six UG courses in the humanities stream, by giving equal weightage

 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018Teenager commits suicide in Delhi

New Delhi, July 11: A 17-year-old boy allegedly committed suicide here by hanging himself from a ceiling fan, police said on Tuesday.

According to police, Rahul allegedly ended his life in the flat of a property dealer where he worked as a cook.

Police said they were informed about the incident on Monday evening when the property dealer, Anish, found that the door of his flat in south Delhi