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Wednesday, April 24, 2019Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's wife arrested for his murder

New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) The Delhi police on Wednesday arrested Rohit Shekhar Tiwari's wife Apoorva Shukla on charges of his murder.
Rohit, son of former Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister N D Tiwari, was declared brought dead in Max hospital, Saket, around a week ago.
He was said to have been under depression, sources said and the cause of death was a mystery prior to post-mortem as p


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Delhi court extends Yasin Malik's judicial custody till May 24

New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) A Delhi Court on Wednesday extended judicial custody of Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) chief Yashin Malik in connection with a case related to funding of separatists and terror groups in Jammu and Kashmir.
Malik is facing the charges of murder and kidnapping and being allegedly involved in abducting Rubaiya Sayeed, daughter of the then Union Home Minister Mufti


Wednesday, April 24, 2019CJI Ranjan Gogoi case: Apex court gives lawyer Bains time till tomorrow to back his claim

New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Wednesday gave time to lawyer, Utsav Bains, to file another affidavit by tomorrow, in connection with his claim that a 'larger conspiracy' had been hatched to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in a sexual harassment case.
"We ask the lawyer, Utsav Bains, to file his affidavit to substantiate his claim tomorrow. We will hear the case again tom


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Jet Airways: Plea in Delhi HC to compensate hassled passengers

New Delhi, Apr 24 (UNI) Delhi High Court on Wednesday adjourned for May 1 hearing in a plea seeking direction from Ministry of Civil Aviation and Directorate General of Civil Aviation to ensure refund or alternate travel arrangements for passengers who had booked tickets with Jet Airways, which suspended its operations last week.
Activist Bejon Kumar has filed a plea before the HC that the sudde


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Amit Shah accuses Cong of tacitly approving Kashmir secession

Munger/Begusarai/Ujiyarpur (Bihar), Apr 24: BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday tore into the Rahul Gandhi-led Congress and its allies accusing them of being soft on terror and of tacitly approving Kashmirs secession from India.

Shah also lambasted the Congress for coming up with promises of scrapping the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) and abolition of sedition law in its poll manif


Wednesday, April 24, 2019PM not only aware I exist but also reads my work: Twinkle after Akshay's Modi interview

New Delhi, Apr 24: Author and columnist Twinkle Khanna on Wednesday took Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comments about her criticism of him on social media in "positive" stride, saying she was glad he was not only aware about her existence but also her work.

Modi talked about Khanna's critique of his policies on Twitter in an interview with her husband, actor Akshay Kumar.

The prime ministe


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Will go to the root of lawyer's claims of larger conspiracy to frame CJI: SC

New Delhi, Apr 24: The Supreme Court Wednesday said it will go to the root of the alleged conspiracy and sensational claims made by a lawyer that there was a larger conspiracy to frame Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi in the sexual harassment allegations against him.

A three-judge special bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra said if fixers continue to work and manipulate the judiciary as cl


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Mamata accuses Modi of buying votes with black money

Serampore (WB), Apr 24: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of converting huge black money into white through demonitisation and spending it to purchase votes.

She alleged that the saffron party is importing guns and goons to ensure votes in its favour and said that such a situation will not be allowed to develop in Bengal.

"Modi Babu yo


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Sri Lanka Attack: Out of nine suicide bombers, one confirmed to be woman

Colombo, Apr 24: Sri Lanka Deputy Defence Minister told media on Wednesday that out of the nine suicide bombers, who carried out massive blasts across country on Easter, one was woman.

Ruwan Wijewardene's comment came after police confirmed that nine suicide bombers were involved in the blasts and eight have been identified.

It was also revealed that one of them had studied in Britain and


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Mamta Didi sends kurtas, sweets to me: PM Narendra Modi

April 24: Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar on Wednesday had a non-political chat with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. From asking him about his childhood life to why he sleeps for only 3.5 hours to his friendship with Opposition leaders, Akshay had a heart-to-heart conversation with PM Modi.

Akshay Kumar interacted with PM Narendra Modi at Lok Kalyan Marg. A day before revealing about the interactio


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Denied ticket by BJP, Udit Raj joins Congress

New Delhi, Apr 24: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Udit Raj joined the Congress on Wednesday after being denied a ticket by the saffron party from North-West Delhi Lok Sabha seat.

Raj joined the party after meeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday morning. Mr Gandhi welcomed him into the Congress party.

The development came a day after the BJP refused to give him ticket and fiel


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Sachin Tendulkar turns 46: 5 of Master Blaster's records that may never be broken

The greatest batsman ever, Tendulkar owns several batting records

Sachin Tendulkar, the greatest batsman in the history of the game, turns 46 today.

He made his debut as a 16-year-old against Pakistan, who boasted of a feared pace attack. Despite a bloodied nose and a few failures, the little boy from Dadar scaled new peaks and became the greatest batsman since the days of Don Bradman.

From the maidans of Mumbai, a baby-faced Sachin travelled the world, a


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Happy Birthday Sachin Tendulkar: Master Blaster turns 46

Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his 46th birthday today. The god of cricket was born on this day in 1973.

APRIL 24: Happy Birthday, Sachin Tendulkar!

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar turns 46 today. The Little Master, whose full name is Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar, was born on this day in 1973 in a Maharashtrian family in Dadar, Mumbai.

Sachin's father Ramesh Tendulkar, who was a renowned Marathi novelist, decided to name his after the legendary musician Sachin Dev Burman, was a big fan of.

The G


Wednesday, April 24, 2019IS claims Sri Lanka blasts

Identifies 7 suicide bombers, toll reaches 321

COLOMBO: The Islamic State Tuesday claimed responsibility for the devastating Easter blasts in Sri Lanka and identified the seven suicide bombers who were involved in the attacks that killed 321 people and wounded more than 500 others.

In a statement issued through its propaganda 'Amaq' news agency, the ISIS said that "the executors of the attack that targeted citizens of coalition states and


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Trump meets Twitter CEO Dorsey to discuss social media

Washington, Apr 24: Hours after accusing Twitter of 'discriminatory' behavior toward conservative users, US President Donald Trump met with Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to discuss social media.

'Great meeting this afternoon at the White House with Jack from Twitter.

Lots of subjects discussed regarding their platform and the world of social media in general. Look forward to keeping an open dial


Wednesday, April 24, 2019Asian Wrestling C'ships: Bajrang Punia wins gold, Praveen settles for silver

Xi'an, Apr 23: World No 1 Bajrang Punia won India's first gold medal in the men’s 65 kg category, while Praveen Rana settled for silver medal in Xi’an, China at the Asian Wrestling Championships 2019 on Tuesday.

Bajrang defeated Sayatbek Okassov of Kazakhstan 12-7 to bag the medal.

After the wrestler was trailing 2-5 at the end of the first period but soon he made a comeback to win the bout


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Philippines Struck by Another Powerful Earthquake

MANILA — The Philippines was hit by a powerful earthquake on Tuesday afternoon, a day after a deadly tremor hit the north of the country.

The earthquake on Tuesday registered a magnitude of 6.4 and was centered in Samar, an island in the central eastern part of the country, the United States Geological Survey said.

The location is about 375 miles southeast of the magnitude-6.1 earthquake Mo


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Warm morning in Delhi, min at 22 deg C

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Delhiites on Tuesday woke up to a warm morning, with minimum temperature settling at 22 degrees Celsius, a notch below the normal.
The relative humidity till 0830 hrs was pegged at 59 per cent.
According to the MeT Department, there will be mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards afternoon or evening.
The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 39 degrees


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Over 70 pc polling in peaceful third phase Assam polls

Guwahati, Apr 23 (UNI) The polling percentage crossed 70 per cent at the close of scheduled voting time in third and final phase Lok Sabha election in Assam, with the final figure expected to increase as voters continued to stand in long queues in front of the polling stations at the end of the stipulated time.
Till 1700 hours, 71.47% polling was registered, official sources said, adding that si


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Lanka police arrests 40 suspects as toll rises to 310

Colombo, Apr 23 (UNI) As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by the suicide bombers and the owner of a house where some of them lived.
Sri Lanka’s president gave the military a wider berth to detain and arrest suspects powers that were used during the 26-year civil war b


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Will continue to raise slogan ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ : Cong

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) While stating that the “Chowkidar Chor Hai” is a political campaign which has been going on for the last one and half years and will continue in future as well, the Congress on Tuesday said that the party leaders have never said that the Supreme Court endorses this campaign.
Addressing mediapersons here, the Congress leader and spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said tha


Tuesday, April 23, 201969 pc turnout till this evening in Bengal; Sporadic violence claims one life

Kolkata, Apr 23 (UNI) Sporadic violence claimed one life and injured another during the third of the
seven-phase polling in Bengal today even as an estimated 69 per cent of 8,023,846 electorate
exercised their franchise till this evening in Bengal to decide the fate of 61 candidates in five
Parliamentary constituencies of Balurghat, Malda North, Malda South, Jangipur and Murshidabad.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019SC issues notice to lawyer for alleging conspiracy in charges against CJI

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to lawyer Utsav Bains, who claimed that there is a larger conspiracy involved to malign Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi, by way of asking him to offer bribe.
"We are issuing notice to lawyer Utsav Bains. He has to personally appear before us tomorrow," a bench of the top court of the country, headed by Justice Arun Mishra, sa


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Naval Commanders’ Conference kickstarts in Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) The first edition of Naval Commanders’ Conference got underway on Tuesday with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the top echelons of Indian Navy.
The conference is the apex forum within the Service for interaction between the Naval Commanders, an Indian Navy spokesperson said.
The Chief of the Naval Staff, with the Commanders-in-Chief, will review major oper


Tuesday, April 23, 2019SC asks Guj govt to pay Rs 50 lakh compensation to Bilkis Bano

New Delhi, Apr 23 (UNI) Supreme Court on Tuesday in its interim directions asked the Gujarat government to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to Bilkis Yakub Rasool, (also known as Bilkis Bano), who was gang-raped in 2002 during the post-Godhra riots.
A bench of the Top Court, headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi, asked the Gujarat Government to pay a compensation of Rs 50 lakh to Bilkis Bano.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Asian Wrestling C'ships: Bajrang Punia, Praveen Rana enter finals

New Delhi, Apr 23: India's Bajrang Punia and Praveen Rana entered into the finals of their respective weight categories in the Asian Wrestling Championships here on Tuesday.
Commonwealth, Gold medalist and silver winner of world championship Bajrang had a smooth victory in all 65 kg freestyle category final.
He defeated Uzbekistan's Sirojiddin Khasanov 12-1 in the semifinals to make it to the


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Jammu and Kashmir govt orders transfers, new postings of seven officers

Jammu, Apr 23: The governor administration has said that the order has been issued with the concurrence of Election Commission of India conveyed by the Chief Electoral Officer, J&K.
Jammu and Kashmir government on Tuesday ordered the transfer and new postings of seven officers.
Farooq Ahmad Lone, Special Secretary, Social Welfare Department, looking after the work of Administrative Secretary, S


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Sensex falls by 80.30 pts

Mumbai, Apr 23 : The benchmark index of Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Tuesday fell further by 80.30 points at 38,564.88 on oil woes.

The Nifty of National Stock Exchange (NSE) too eased by 18.50 points at 11,575.95.

The Sensex registered the day's high and low at 38,832.61 and 38,518.26 points respectively.

The Nifty registered day's high and low at 11,645.95 and 11,564.80 points, resp


Tuesday, April 23, 2019SL blasts: IS takes responsibility for attacks

Colombo, Apr 23: The Islamic State (IS) on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka that killed more than 300 people.
The group’s Amaq news agency made the claim, according to a report of The New York Times.
A Sri Lankan minister official said the bombings were retaliation for the killing of 50 people last month at mosques in New Zealand


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Hrithik Roshan's journey get immortalised in international book

New Delhi, Apr 23: Termed one of the most handsome men in the world, Hrithik Roshan has had his share of struggles and the accounts of the same have found themselves in a book by the International author, Ben Brooks titled 'Stories for boys who dare to be different'.
The book has featured Hrithik's struggles amongst the likes of esteemed personalities- Beethoven, Barak Obama, Frank Ocean, amongs


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Naval Commanders’ Conference kickstarts in Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 23: The first edition of Naval Commanders’ Conference got underway on Tuesday with Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman addressing the top echelons of Indian Navy.
The conference is the apex forum within the Service for interaction between the Naval Commanders, an Indian Navy spokesperson said.
The Chief of the Naval Staff, with the Commanders-in-Chief, will review major operation


Tuesday, April 23, 2019High risk percutaneous transcatheter performed at SKIMS

Srinagar, Apr 23: The Department of Cardiology, S K Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS) performed a successful complex percutaneous transcatheter intervention in a high-risk case, Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institute said on Tuesday.
PRO said Head of the Department (HOD) Cardiology, Dr Nisar Tramboo informed that a 70-year-old man came with a massive heart attack. His angiogram show


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Will continue to raise slogan ‘Chowkidar Chor Hai’ : Cong

New Delhi, Apr 23 : While stating that the “Chowkidar Chor Hai” is a political campaign which has been going on for the last one and half years and will continue in future as well, the Congress on Tuesday said that the party leaders have never said that the Supreme Court endorses this campaign.
Addressing mediapersons here, the Congress leader and spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said that t


Tuesday, April 23, 2019SpiceJet to launch 28 new flights connecting Mumbai & Delhi

Kolkata, Apr 23: SpiceJet today announced the launch of 28 new flights connecting the key metros of Mumbai and Delhi with other cities on its domestic network. Of these, 14 will connect Mumbai, eight will connect Delhi while the rest will connect the two metros with each other. All the new flights will be effective from April 26, the carrier said in an emailed statement.
The new flights from Mum


Tuesday, April 23, 2019EC to issue notice to 11 candidates for appeal in social media for vote after campaigning ended

Lucknow, Apr 23: Election Commission (EC) will be issuing notice to 11 candidates of the prominent political parties contesting in the ongoing third phase of polls in 10 Lok Sabha constituencies on Tuesday for violating the election model code of conduct by appealing in the social media for vote, after campaigning ended 48 hours before the polls.

EC has sought report from the concerned distric


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Well prepared to deal with end of US waiver for importing oil from Iran: India

New Delhi, Apr 23: India is "adequately prepared" to deal with the impact of the US decision to end waiver for importing oil from Iran, the government said on Tuesday, and that it will work with other partner countries, including the US, to find "all possible ways" to protect its energy security and economic interests.

"Government has noted the announcement by the US Government to discontinue


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Singer Hansraj Hans from North West Delhi seat, sitting MP Udit Raj dropped

New Delhi, Apr 23 : BJP on Tuesday named singer Hansraj Hans from North West Delhi Lok Sabha seat dropping sitting MP Udit Raj.
The BJP has now announced the candidates for all the seven Lok Sabha constituencies in the national capital.
BJP on Monday evening sprang a major surprise by fielding former cricketer Gautam Gambhir from East Delhi.
The party also renominated sitting MP Meenakshi Lek


Tuesday, April 23, 2019SC issues notice to Rahul Gandhi over Rafale remarks

New Delhi, Apr 23: Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his alleged remarks on Rafale order.
A bench headed by Chief justice Ranjan Gogoi after hearing the arguments from both Gandhi and the petitioner Meenakshi Lekhi said it would hear the case on April 30 along with the review petition filed against the December 14 verdict in the Rafale case.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Film maestro Satyajit Ray remembers on his death anniversary

Kolkata, Apr 23: Bengal on Tuesday remembered the legendary film maestro Satyajit Ray on his 27th death anniversary, who not only directed his films but wrote the scripts as well as the musical score.
The filmmaker not only played a major role in placing India on the global cinematic map but his works continue to inspire a number of acclaimed filmmakers even today.
The Bharat Ratna awardee dir


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Capt govt failed to fulfill promises made during last electioneering: Sukhbir

Moga, Apr 23: Shiromani Akali Dal President Sukhbir Singh Badal has strongly criticised the Congress government in the state for failing on all fronts to fulfill the promises made during the election campaign in last assembly polls.
Mr Sukhbir Badal who was talking with reporters here on Tuesday during his brief stopover expressed concerns over failure of Punjab government and demanded Rs 10 la


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Fire destroys 100 acres wheat crops in three villages of Punjab

Sri Muktsar Sahib, Apr 23 : Standing wheat crop spread over more than 100 acres in three villagers of this district were destroyed in a fire that broke out on Monday.
According to official information by the district agriculture department that the incidents were reported from village Tamkot, Bhoondar and Marar Kalan. In the district in Tamkot and Bhoondar villagers, fire engulfed wheat crop ove


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Raj, Kaur, Mandhana to lead in Women's T20 exhibition matches

New Delhi, Apr 23: Indian cricket team women players Mithali Raj, Harmanpreet Kaur and Smriti Mandhana will lead the three team, Supernovas, Trailblazers and Velocity, respectively, in the women's T20 exhibition matches.
"Jaipur will host four women's T20 exhibition matches on the sidelines of the IPL playoffs. The round-robin matches will be played on May 6, 8 and 9 before the final on May 11


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Warm morning in Delhi, min at 22 deg C

New Delhi, Apr 23 : Delhiites on Tuesday woke up to a warm morning, with the minimum temperature settling at 22 degrees Celsius, a notch below the normal.
The relative humidity till 0830 hrs was pegged at 59 per cent.
According to the MeT Department, there will be mainly clear sky becoming partly cloudy towards afternoon or evening.
The maximum temperature is likely to hover around at 39 degre


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Earthquake of 6.2-magnitude rattles central Philippines

Manila, Apr 23: A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Eastern Samar province in the central Philippines on Tuesday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said.
The institute said the earthquake, which struck at 1337 hours (local time), hit at a depth of 17 km, about 19 km northwest of San Julian town in Eastern Samar province.

The tremor was felt in a number of central


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Clashes in Sambhal, poll officer removed in Etah, Moradabad in UP; Azam, Dharmendra alleges irregularities

Lucknow, Apr 23: Amid reports of clashes in several pockets between the BJP and the alliance supporters, Samajwadi Party candidates from Rampur and Badaun have alleged irregularities on the part of the authorities which was obstructing free and fair polls in the third phase of polls in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

SP candidate from Badaun Dharmendra Yadav alleged that UP minister Swami Prasad Ma


Tuesday, April 23, 2019EVM's malfunctioning a serious issue: CM

Kannur, Apr 23 : Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday said the incidents of malfunctioning of Electronic Voting Machines(EVM's) reported from several polling stations across the state during the initial hours of polling is a 'serious issue'.

Talking to newspersons after casting his vote at RC Amala UP school at Pinarayi in Kannur district, Mr Vijayan said the Election Commission


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Death toll in Colombia landslide rises to 20

Caracas, Apr 23 : Death toll increased to 20 in a landslide that hit the southwestern Colombian province of Cauca, the country's National Unit for Disaster Risk Management (UNGRD) said.
Earlier, the landslide caused by heavy rains rocked the town of Rosas in Cauca province on Sunday morning.
According to previous reports, 17 people were killed in the landslide.
"Search works in Rosas, Cauca


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Lanka Foreign Ministry: 31 foreign nationals dead in Easter blasts

Colombo, Apr 23 : Sri Lankan Foreign Ministry has confirmed death of at least 31 foreign nationals in the Sunday Easter bomb blasts at three churches and two hotels here.
Colombo Page reported the fatalities on Monday night as follows: one from Bangladesh, two from China, eight from India, one from France, one from Japan, one from The Netherlands, one from Portugal, two from Saudi Arabia, one f


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Lanka police arrests 40 suspects as toll rises to 310

Colombo, Apr 23 : As a state of emergency took effect Tuesday giving the Sri Lankan military war-time powers, police arrested 40 suspects, including the driver of a van allegedly used by the suicide bombers and the owner of a house where some of them lived.
Sri Lanka’s president gave the military a wider berth to detain and arrest suspects powers that were used during the 26-year civil war but w


Tuesday, April 23, 2019UP records 10.24 pc turnout till 0900 hrs

Lucknow, Apr 23: Around 10.24 per cent voter turnout was recorded in ten Lok Sabha seats of Uttar Pradesh in third phase of polling on Tuesday.
Badaun seat polled the highest of 11.30 per cent of polling and the lowest was recorded at Ferozabad of 8.68 per cent.
Reports of voters being prevented from coming out of the houses to vote were received from Rampur and Etah constituencies.
SP candid


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Jonny Bairstow, David Warner to leave SRH squad for national duty

New Delhi, Apr 23: Sunrisers Hyderabad's (SRH) two explosive openers England 's Jonny Bairstow and Australia's David Warner are scheduled to leave the IPL for their respective countries.
The Right-handed opener Jonny Bairstow will be leave the squad on April 23 to join England team ahead of ICC World Cup, which is slated to begin from May 30 in England and wales.
Last week, Bairstow has confi


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Priyanka to hold roadshows, meetings in UP from Apr 24

Lucknow, Apr 23: Congress general secretary (Uttar Pradesh east) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has chalked up an elaborate campaigning strategy in UP for this week.
According to party sources here, on April 24, Priyanka is slated to address two election meetings at Khaga and Ghazipur in Fatehpur Lok Sabha constituency. Thereafter, she will hold a roadshow in Mahoba and an election meeting in Rath under


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Rupee rises by 5 paise against USD

Mumbai, Apr 23: The Rupee on Tuesday rose marginally by five paise to 69.62 against the UD Dollar in early trade on selling of US Dollars by bankers and importers, dealers at forex market said.

With Monday's heavy loss of 31 paise, the local unit slightly improved by 5 paise at 69.62 against the greenback.
Weak dollar and rebounding equity market in early trade today attribute the rise of I


Tuesday, April 23, 2019LS polls: 13 % polling in first 2 hours in Goa

Panaji, Apr 23 : At least 13 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 0900 hrs in two constituencies in Goa in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections which are underway.
According to sources in the Election Office, while in North Goa constituency 13.14 per cent voters cast their votes, in South Goa constituency 13.12 per cent exercised their franchise.
For by-election, 13.18 per cent vo


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Voter ID more powerful than IED: PM Modi

Ahmedabad, Apr 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the power of voter ID used for voting in a democracy was many times more than the IED (Improvised Explosive Devices) of terrorists.
Talking to reporters after casting his vote at Nishan School booth in Ranip area here which falls under Gandhinagar Lok Sabha constituency, PM Modi said, "India gives strength to democracies acros


Tuesday, April 23, 2019One injured in twin blasts

Imphal, Apr 23 :A teacher was injured in a blast at Minuthong last night here at Minuthong.
Police said two bombs blasted near Assam Rifles transit camp which led to confusion and chaos on the area.
The government teacher, Konsam Santosh was rushed to Raj Medicity for treatment. Police rushed in and took stock of the situation.
Two bombs were also planted yesterday near a school.


Tuesday, April 23, 2019US threatens veto against UN resolution on using rape as weapon of war

Washington, Apr 23: United States has threatened to veto a United Nations resolution on combatting the use of rape as a weapon of war because of its language on reproductive and sexual health, according to a senior UN official and European diplomats.
The German mission hopes the resolution will be adopted at a special UN security council session on Tuesday on sexual violence in conflict.
But t


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Confident that young voters want NYAY for every Indian & will vote wisely: Rahul

New Delhi, Apr 23: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said the future of India lies in hands of youngsters and expressed confidence that these voters would vote wisely.

'Across India, millions of youngsters are stepping out to vote, many of them for the first time. In their hands lies the future of India. I'm confident that they want NYAY for every Indian and will vote wisely,' Mr Gand


Tuesday, April 23, 20199.35 pc polling in the first two hours in Bihar

Patna, Apr 23: At least 9.35 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 9 A.M. in five constituencies going to the poll in the third phase of Lok Sabha election today.

Sources at the Election Office said that Jhanjharpur constituency recorded highest 11.50 per cent voting followed by 10 per cent in Araria, 8.75 per cent in Madhepura, 8.30 per cent in Supaul and 8 per cent in Khagaria const


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Cop, civilian die of electric shock in Poonch

Jammu, Apr 23 : A policeman and a civilian on Tuesday died of electric shock in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
"A police constable and a civilian died early morning on Tuesday due to short circuit of 33KV transformer at Chungan Chroon area of Mendhar in Poonch district," a police official here said.
According to the official, the deceased were identified as Faiz, constable in J&K Police,


Tuesday, April 23, 2019Voting begins in 3rd phase of LS polls on 117 seats

New Delhi, Apr 23 : Voting began at 0700 hrs on Tuesday as polling kicked off to elect representatives from 117 Lok Sabha constituencies across 13 states and two Union Territories in the third of the seven-phase 2019 General Election.
The third phase of election is billed as the biggest as it covers the largest number of Parliamentary constituencies in a single phase.
More than 18 crores, 85 l


Monday, April 22, 2019Local Islamist Group Suspected To Be Behind Sri Lanka Blasts: Government

COLOMBO: The Sri Lankan government believes a local Islamist extremist group called the National Thowheeth Jama'ath (NTJ) was behind the deadly suicide bomb attacks that killed nearly 300 people, government spokesman Rajitha Senaratne said Monday.
Senaratne, who is also a cabinet minister, added that the government was investigating whether the group had "international support".

Documents see


Monday, April 22, 2019Rahul regrets his remarks over SC's Rafale verdict

New Delhi, Apr 22: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed his reply in the Supreme Court to the contempt plea filed against him by BJP Parliamentarian Meenakshi Lekhi and expressed regret for the remarks he made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Mr Gandhi, in his reply, said that his statements were 'misused' by his political opponents and that he had made the statement in the hea


Monday, April 22, 2019Delhi court sends to District Judge complaint against Rahul Gandhi for remarks against PM Modi

New Delhi, Apr 22: A Delhi court Monday sent to District Judge the complaint seeking direction to the police to register an FIR against Congress President Rahul Gandhi for making allegedly seditious remarks in 2016 against Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of hiding behind the blood of soldiers and cashing in on their sacrifice.

Metropolitan Magistrate Preeti Parewa said that since the


Monday, April 22, 2019Notification for last phase of Lok Sabha polls issued

New Delhi, Apr 22: The Election Commission Monday issued the notification for the seventh and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in which 59 constituencies spread across eight states and union territories will go for polls.

While the first phase of election was held on April 11, the last phase will be held on May 19.

So far, two phases have taken place, while the third phase of polling i


Monday, April 22, 2019Andhadhun' crosses Rs 300 cr mark at China box office

Mumbai, Apr 22: Thriller drama "Andhadhun" emerged a major box office draw in China raking in a record collection of over Rs 300 crore (USD 43.4 million), the makers announced Monday.

The film, featuring Tabu, Ayushmann Khurrana, Radhika Apte and Anil Dhawan in key roles, is a murder drama at the centre of which is a pianist who may or may not be blind.

Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures


Monday, April 22, 2019President appoints committee to probe Easter Sunday attacks

Colombo, Apr 22 : President Maithripala Sirisena on Monday appointed a three-member committee headed by an apex court judge to probe the country's deadliest terror attack and submit a report within two weeks, according to media reports.

Supreme Court judge Vijith Malalgoda, former IGP N K Ilangakoon and Former Law & Order Ministry Secretary Padamasiri Jayamanne have been appointed as members


Monday, April 22, 2019EC submits sealed report to Supreme Court on Modi biopic

Mumbai, Apr 22: The Election Commission of India on Monday submitted a sealed report on PM Narendra Modi, the biopic of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to the Supreme Court after the top court last week directed the poll body to watch the movie and submit its report.

The producers of the movie had raised objections over the EC’s decision to stop the screening of the film without even watching it.


Monday, April 22, 2019India now virtually terror free: Modi

New Delhi, April 22: Citing the example of the Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka that killed 290 people, Prime Minister Narendra Modi claimed that India is now virtually "terror-free" barring some pockets of Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing an election rally at Pimpalgaon here, Modi said: "Scores were killed in Sri Lanka when the terrorists struck at the innocent Christians peacefully engaged i


Monday, April 22, 2019World Earth Day 2019: Google Celebrates Earth Day With Doodle

NEW DELHI: As the world celebrates Earth Day 2019 today, Google marked the day with an interactive doodle that explores six organisms and their earthly superlative. The Google Doodle dedicated to Earth Day, celebrated each year on April 22, aims to represent the diversity and uniqueness of the earth. The doodle features six organisms which have unique qualities or earthly superlatives, such as be


Monday, April 22, 2019Pakistan launches country-wide anti-polio drive

Islamabad, April 22: Pakistan, one of the three countries where polio is still endemic, on Monday launched a country-wide campaign to administer anti-polio drops 39 million children under five years of age.

The campaign aims to provide anti-polio medicine to children in all four provinces as well as Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, said national coordinator of polio eradication


Monday, April 22, 2019 Case Against TV Actor For Allegedly Blocking Man From Watching IPL Match

HYDERABAD: Telugu TV actor Prashanthi and five others were booked for creating nuisance and obstructing a person from watching IPL match at Uppal stadium here, said police.

According to the complainant, Prashanthi and five others didn't allow him to watch the match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. They also abused and threatened him.

"We have registered a case under se


Monday, April 22, 2019Decide on TikTok by Wednesday, or ban ends: SC

New Delhi, April 22 The Supreme Court on Monday gave an ultimatum to the Madras High Court saying the interim ban on TikTok video streaming app will end if the high court did not decide on it by April 24

The top court's direction came after counsel Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the order could not be passed without hearing him and the experts.

The apex court said if the high court does not pas


Monday, April 22, 2019Lankan Bombings: Death toll soars to 290

Colombo, Apr 22: The death toll in Sunday's explosions has risen to 290 while the number of injured persons stands at over 500, police said on Monday.

Five Indians are among the 290 killed in the terror attack which ripped through through Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday.

Police spokesperson SP Ruwan Gunasekara has confirmed that 24 suspects have been so far arrested and investigations were ongoi


Monday, April 22, 2019Nasim Zaidi Quits Jet Airways Board

New Delhi, Apr 22: Grounded carrier Jet Airways today said its non-executive and non-independent director Nasim Zaidi has quit the board, citing personal reasons and time constraints.

Zaidi, the former Chief Election Commissioner and ex- civil aviation secretary, joined the Jet Airways board in August last year.

“This is to inform you that Nasim Zaidi has submitted his resignation as a non-


Monday, April 22, 2019215 killed in Sri Lanka Sunday Mayhem

4 Indians among slain, over 500 injured as 8 blasts hit churches, luxury hotels

COLOMBO: A string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing 215 people, including four Indians, and shattering a decade of peace in the island nation since the end of the brutal civil war with the LTTE.

The blasts - one of the deadliest attacks in the country's history - targeted St Ant


Monday, April 22, 2019PM: Indira could’ve resolved Kashmir in lieu of 1971 PoW

“Pak shown India's nuclear weapons not for Diwali”

JAMMU: Accusing the Congress of losing the upper hand 47 years ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India surrendered a "golden opportunity" during 1971 war by releasing 90,000 Pakistani troops from the Indian Army's custody "under global pressure" which it could have used to resolve Kashmir dispute.

Modi also asserted that India was no longer afraid of Pakistan's nuclear threats


Monday, April 22, 2019Pak protests LoC trade suspension

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday deplored India's "unilateral" decision to suspend cross-LoC trade and rejected the allegations regarding its "misuse" by elements from across the border to smuggle weapons, narcotics, fake currency and foment terrorism.

Hardening its stand against Pakistan, India on Thursday indefinitely suspended cross-border trade at two points along the Line of Control in Jammu


Monday, April 22, 2019Foreign Secretary in China, set to raise Azhar's ban

BEIJING: India's Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale reached Beijing on Sunday to hold talks with China's State Councillor and the country's top diplomat, Wang Yi, in which the vexed issue of blacklisting Pakistan-based terrorist Masood Azhar at the UN panel is likely to figure.

Gokhale is scheduled to hold regular consultation on Monday with Wang, who is also the Chinese Foreign Minister.



Monday, April 22, 2019No Karvan-e-Aman bus to POK for 8th week, cross-LoC trade also remain suspended

Srinagar, Apr 22: The Karvan-e-Aman bus, operating between Srinagar and Muzaffarabad, capital of Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) remained suspended for the 8th consecutive week on Monday, official sources said.

Meanwhile, cross-Line of Control (LoC) trade between J&K to POK also remained suspended since April 18 when Union Home Ministry issued an order banning trade activities till further or


Monday, April 22, 2019Six Indians killed in Sri Lanka blasts

Colombo, Apr 22: At least six Indians have been killed in a string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, which struck three churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, officials said on Monday.

The blasts targeted St Anthony's Church in Colombo, St Sebastian's Church in the western coastal town of Negombo and another church in the eastern t


Monday, April 22, 201913 under arrest for Sri Lanka blasts: police

Colombo, Apr 22: Sri Lankan authorities have arrested 24 people from the minority Muslim community in connection with the multiple blasts that rocked the island nation on Sunday, killing over 290 people.

A string of eight powerful blasts, including suicide attacks, struck churches and luxury hotels frequented by foreigners in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, killing over 290 people, including five


Sunday, April 21, 2019Prez, Vice-Prez condemn terror attack in Lanka

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) Condemning the terror attacks in Sri Lanka, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu offered their condolences to the people and government of the island nation and said such senseless violence, aimed at innocent people, has no place in a civilised society.
'India condemns the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and offers its condolences to the people and go


Sunday, April 21, 2019India condemns blasts in Sri Lanka, monitoring situation

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) India strongly condemned the serial blasts on multiple locations in Sri Lanka on Sunday which killed more than 140 people and wounded hundreds, and said it is monitoring the the situation in .the island nation.

The Ministry of External Affairs in a statement said, "India has always opposed and rejected terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, and has urged concert


Sunday, April 21, 2019PM greets civil servants who 'work hard' to enhance nation’s development trajectory'

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) Greeting all civil servants who were serving the nation with utmost diligence in all parts of India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised country's first Deputy Prime Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel for his outstanding role in the making of country's present day civil service.
'Today, on Civil Services Day, my greetings to all civil servants who are serving th


Sunday, April 21, 2019India stands firmly with Sri Lanka: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) Condemning the terror attack in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday, BJP president Amit Shah said India stands firmly with the neighbouring nation in these trying times
'We strongly condemn such acts of terror. India stands firmly with our neighbour nation in these trying times,' he said in a statement here.
Mr Shah said he was deeply pained to learn about the horrific blasts and


Sunday, April 21, 2019Congress says it has always accorded top priority to national security

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) Accusing Narendra Modi government of politicising the defence forces, Indian National Congress said on Sunday that its governments had always made national security a paramount issue and displayed zero tolerance for militancy.

Briefing mediapersons here at the AICC headquarters, senior party leaders P Chidambaram, Jairam Ramesh and Lt-Gen (retd) DS Hooda said Congress g


Sunday, April 21, 2019Former Cong MP Mahabal Mishra's supporters protest outside AICC for his candidature

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) Even though Congress is yet to finalise candidates for all seven Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, former party MP Mahabal Mishra's supporters gathered in front of the AICC headquarters here and raised slogans in a bid to mount pressure to ensure a ticket for him.

Mishra's supporters in large numbers gathered outside the Congress headquarters demanding ticket from the seat he h


Sunday, April 21, 2019JD (U) asks EC to take action against Lalu for distributing tickets from jail

Patna, Apr 21 (UNI) Ruling JD (U) in Bihar today sent a missive to Election Commission urging it to take action against RJD chief Lalu Prasad for distributing tickets to his party candidates for Lok Sabha election from jail itself.

State JD (U) spokesperson and MLC Neeraj Kumar in his letter to Election Commission accused RJD Chief Mr Prasad of conducting his party's affairs when he was servin


Sunday, April 21, 2019'Confident of win, margin will be more than last election': Shripad Naik

Panaji, Apr 21 (UNI) Union Minister for AYUSH and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s candidate for Lok Sabha elections in North Goa constituency Shripad Naik on Sunday exuded confidence of winning the elections for the fifth term and claimed that he would win the election by more margin that what he got in 2014 elections.

In an interview to UNI, the BJP MP said,' Campaign was very good. We went to


Sunday, April 21, 2019Post-Karkare, Pragya speaks on Ram temple

Bhopal, Apr 21 (UNI) In the wake of remarks vis-a-vis Indian Police Service officer Hemant Karkare who was martyred during the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhopal parliamentary constituency candidate Pragya Singh Thakur is again a subject of discussion over her statement on the Ayodhya issue.

The District Returning Officer issued a notice on Saturday to Ms Thakur wh


Sunday, April 21, 2019Goa CM condemns attacks on churches in Sri Lanka

Panaji, Apr 21 (UNI) Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday condemned attacks on churches in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday and said he had spoken to State Director General of Police Pranab Nanda instructing to him beef up security around churches in the state.

Speaking to reporters at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) State Headquarters in the city, the Chief Minister said,"I have spoken to DGP ab


Sunday, April 21, 2019Jaitley backs CJI Gogoi, cautions against 'institution destabilisers'

New Delhi, Apr 21 (UNI) In the wake of sexual harassment allegations levelled on CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday if those who peddle falsehood to destroy the institution are not dealt with in an exemplary manner, the trend will only accelerate.

'But let it be remembered that this is not the first case of the ‘institutional destabilizers’ nor will it be the last.


Sunday, April 21, 2019R Ashwin fined for maintaining slow-over rate

New Delhi, Apr 21 : Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday was fined Rs 12 lakh for maintaining a slow-over rate during the Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Delhi Capitals (DC) at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium.

'As it was his team's first offence of the season under the IPL's Code of Conduct relating to minimum over-rate offences, Mr. Ashwin was fined Rs 12 lakh," read an IPL statement.



Sunday, April 21, 2019There is no place for such barbarism in our region, says PM

New Delhi, Apr 21: Strongly condemning the horrific blasts in Sri Lanka, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that there was 'no place for such barbarism' in the region and India stands in solidarity with the people of the Island nation and will help in whatever way it can.

Mr Modi had telephonic conversations with the Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena and Prime Minister Ranil W


Sunday, April 21, 2019Lanka blasts : miraculous escape for film actor Radhika

Chennai, Apr 21: Popular Tamil film actress Radhika Sarathkumar
today had a miraculous escape from the multiple bomb blasts that rocked Colombo in Sri Lanka.
She had checked out of the hotel to board a flight to Chennai minutes before the blast took place.
In a series of tweets, Radhika said 'So shocked'. 'OMG bomb blasts in Sri Lanka, god be with all. I just left Colombo Cinnamon grand hote


Sunday, April 21, 2019Another polling station changed in Jalandhar

Jalandhar, Apr 21 : The district administration on Sunday changed the building of one more polling station for the ensuing Lok Sabha polls to facilitate voters.

The changed building of the polling station falls in Jalandhar Central Assembly Constituency.
District-Election Officer Varinder Kumar Sharma said that in Jalandhar Central Constituency, the polling station in Rajmati Jain Girls High


Sunday, April 21, 2019Former MLA Pt Shiv Lal dies, CM condoles the death

Shimla, Apr 21: Former Member of Legislative Assembly from Seraj of Mandi district, Pt Shiv Lal took his last breath on Sunday at Indra Gandhi Medical College after his prolonged illness.
His family member said that he died at 1400 hrs at the Intensive Care Unit of Indra Gandhi Medical College.
He was 80 yrs old.
Pt Shiv Lal was elected on the Congress ticket two times in 1985 and 1990 from Ch


Sunday, April 21, 2019J&K Guv condemns Sri Lanka blasts, bats for global unity to fight against terrorism

Jammu, Apr 21 :Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Sunday strongly condemned the blasts in Sri Lanka.
In a message, Governor has expressed shock and anguish over the serial blasts at Churches and Hotels in Sri Lanka in which innocent lives were lost, and many were injured.
"We stand in solidarity with the people of Sri Lanka", he said.
Calling it a heinous act which attempts to spre


Sunday, April 21, 2019Omar, Mehbooba condemn serial blasts in Sri Lanka

Srinagar, Apr 21 : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief ministers Omar Abdullah and Mehbooba Mufti have condemned the serial blasts in Sri Lanka that left over 150 people dead and over 300 others injured.

Ms Mehbooba, who is the President of Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), said the sole purpose of these barbaric acts is to create panic and hatred amongst people.

“Pained to hear about the horrific


Sunday, April 21, 2019Sprinter Dutee Chand sets national record in Asian Athletics C'ships

Kozhikode, Apr 21 : Sprint star Dutee Chand set a new national record in a 100-metre category by completing the race in 11.28 seconds in the heat round of the ongoing 23rd Doha Asian Athletics Championship on Sunday.
Dutee clocked 11.28s in the heats, breaking her own national record of 11.29s set in Guwahati last year.
Junior World champion and Asian Games silver medallist Hima Das failed to f


Sunday, April 21, 2019Either me or terrorists would survive, I don't care for my chair: Modi

Patan, Apr 21 :Taking a dig at Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that Congress had a soft stance against terrorism, whereas BJP has wiped out terrorists from India without worrying for the fate of his 'chair'.

Addressing an election rally in Patan of Gujarat, Modi said that for the past 40 years the tears in our eyes could not stop due to terrorism. We saw the tricolor wrap


Sunday, April 21, 2019Amit Shah holds road-show in home state on last day of campaign

Sanand, Apr 21 :BJP president and party candidate from Gandhinagar Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat, Amit Shah on Sunday again participated in a road show in his home state.
On the last day of campaign in Gujarat, Shah conducted over all his fifth road-show in his state and fourth in his own constituency in Sanand town.
Accompanied by ministers Bhupendrasinh Chudasama and Paradipsinh Jadeja along with


Sunday, April 21, 2019Tributes paid to Tamil Poet Bharathidasan on his death anniversary

Puducherry, Apr 21: Floral tributes were paid to Tamil Poet Bharathidasan on his death anniversary here on Sunday.

Department of Information and Publicity Director Vinayaraj and Deputy Director Kumar garlanded the statue of Bharathidasan on behalf of the government.

Several Tamil scholars also garlanded the statue on the occasion.


Sunday, April 21, 2019Gold, foreign cigarettes worth Rs 36 lakh seized at airport, one arrested

Chennai, Apr 21: Customs officials have seized 1,063 kg gold valued at Rs 34.59 lakh and foreign cigarettes worth Rs 1.44 lakh and arrested one person at the Anna International airport here.
A release from the Office of the Commissioner of Customs said the officials have detected two cases of smuggling of gold and three cases of cigarette smuggling.
Acting on intelligence, two passengers Moham


Sunday, April 21, 2019KSUM & Google to organize 'TechStars Startup Weekend' from Apr 26

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 21: Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), in association with Google for Entrepreneurs, will organize the “TechStars Startup Weekend” here from April 26.
The 54-hour three-day event is designed to provide superior experiential education for technical and non-technical entrepreneurs.
Developers, business managers, startup enthusiasts, marketing gurus and graphic artists will pi


Sunday, April 21, 2019Shab-e-Baraat celebrated with religious fervour, gaiety in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 21: Shab-e-Baraat was celebrated with religious fervour and gaiety in the Kashmir valley, where people joined night-long prayers in mosques, shrines, Jamia Masjids and other places.

Lakhs of people, including women and children, joined night-long prayers in Kashmir valley and Ladakh region, where Islamic scholars and Ulmas highlighted the importance of the night.

The main con


Sunday, April 21, 2019Sanasar Tulips in full bloom but pathetic road irks visitors

Nathatop (J&K), Apr 21:Tulip garden at Sanasar is in full bloom but unfortunately, the visitors are not much keen to visit to this scenic place to have a glimpse of high breed flowers, courtesy, pathetic road condition leading to the destination.
Surrounded by snow clad hills with Nathatop in its backdrop, Tulip Garden in Sanasar area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir waiting for visitors


Sunday, April 21, 2019Sri Lanka serial blasts: Nearly 140 killed, 500 injured

Colombo, Apr 21: At least 140 people were killed and more than 500 hospitalised in multiple explosions that hit two Catholic churches here in the national capital on Sunday morning, as worshipers had gathered in large numbers to attend the Easter services.
A total of six blasts reportedly took place on Sunday in Sri Lanka, hitting three churches and three hotels in the country's capital of Colom


Sunday, April 21, 2019Police form special squads to check illegal gambling on election results

Mandya, Karnataka, Apr 21 :Amid reports on rampant illegal betting taking place in the Mandya district of Karnataka where a high stakes electoral battle is on between Nikhil K, son of chief minister H D Kumaraswamy and independent candidate and senior actor A Sumalata, police have formed special squads to check the menace.
Reports said people of the district were involved on a betting spree wagi


Sunday, April 21, 2019Ban on civilian traffic on highway continues to affect life in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 21: People continued to suffer in the Valley as the civilian traffic on the Kashmir-Jammu National Highway (NH) was once again suspended on Sunday in view of a two-day weekly ban to allow free and secure movement of security force convoy.
However, the restrictions imposed on civilian traffic between Srinagar and Baramulla in north Kashmir has been limited to only Sundays with effe


Sunday, April 21, 2019Easter celebrated in Pondy

Puducherry, Apr 21: Easter, the resurrection of Jesus Christ was celebrated with religious fervour by Christians in the Union Territory on Sunday.

Midnight and early morning mass were conducted in all churches here to mark the occasion.


Sunday, April 21, 2019CB registers case against health deptt officials for fake appointments in Kashmir

Srinagar, Apr 21: The Crime Branch (CB) has registered a case against health department officials, including some officers, for 258 fake appointments in three medical blocks in north Kashmir.
A CB spokesperson said that the investigation agency received a communication from Directorate of Health Services Kashmir regarding 129 persons in Bandipora suspected of holding fictitious GPF numbers and w


Sunday, April 21, 2019One killed, 2 injured as jeep plunges into gorge in Ramban

Jammu, Apr 21: A lady killed and two others injured when a jeep in which they were travelling in skidded off the road and plunged into a deep gorge in Ramban district on Sunday.
"A jeep (Jk19 2566) on its way from Chanderkote to Kunfer this morning while crossing Kunfer bridge area rolled down into deep gorges," police here said.
They said that one woman identified as Veena Devi (36) wife of Ya


Sunday, April 21, 2019BRI an opportunity for Botswana to enhance trust with China: Official

Gaborone, Apr 21 (Xinhua): Attending the 2019 Belt and Road for International Cooperation (BRF) will provide Botswana with a chance to strengthen trust and cooperation with China, a senior official said Saturday.
"China and other forum parties, Botswana included, will be taking stock of what has been achieved and draw a blueprint to further enrich cooperation on the initiative," Kabelo Ebineng,


Sunday, April 21, 2019We are monitoring situation in Sri Lanka: Sushma Swaraj

21 April: Six blasts hit three churches and three hotels in Sri Lanka on Sunday, injuring nearly 300 people, Sri Lankan officials in Colombo said.
Colombo was rocked by multiple explosions, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Sunday that India was keeping a close watch on the situation.
"Colombo - I am in constant touch with Indian High Commissioner in Colombo. We are keeping a clos


Sunday, April 21, 2019As he sits ‘insulated’, Lalu Prasad’s tryst with destiny is finally here

New Delhi, Apr 21: The tryst with destiny cannot be postponed forever. The politics of Bihar has been the story of Lalu Prasad Yadav and his political machinations for decades. Not surprisingly, the RJD supremo has always taken pride in it.
One time national president of Janata Dal – much before the socialist outfit suffered numerous splits – Lalu Prasad almost thought he would make it as Prime


Sunday, April 21, 2019IAF recommends Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for Vir Chakra

NEW DELHI, Apr 21: The IAF has recommended Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman for a top wartime gallantry award, while also transferring him out of the Srinagar to another base on the western front till he is found medically fit to fly again.

Defence sources said Varthaman, who shot down an F-16 before his MiG-21 was also downed during the aerial skirmish with Pakistan Air Force on February


Sunday, April 21, 2019Last Day Of Campaigning For Phase 3 Polls, PM Modi In Gujarat, Rajasthan

NEW DELHI, Apr 21: Today is the last day of election campaigning for Phase 3 of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections and respective Assembly polls. The campaigning for the April 23 polls will end at 5 pm today
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address a political rally in Gujarat's Patan today, the last day of campaigning before the state's 26 Lok Sabha seats go to polls on April 23. BJP chief and


Sunday, April 21, 2019Serial blasts in Sri Lanka: 80 injured as explosions hit two churches on Easter

Sri Lanka, Apr 21: Multiple explosions in two churches of Colombo during Easter Mass. The churches hit were in the north of the capital, and the town of Negombo, just outside Colombo.
Blasts hit two churches in Sri Lanka on Sunday, including in the capital Colombo, as worshippers attended Easter services, police said. The blasts occurred at around 8.45 a.m. (local time) as the Easter Sunday mass


Sunday, April 21, 2019UP: Notification for seventh phase on Monday

Lucknow, Apr 21: The nominations for the seventh and last phase polls in Uttar Pradesh in 13 Lok Sabha seats, including the VVIP Varanasi, Gorakhpur, Ghazipur, Chandauli and Mirzapur, will commence from Monday after issuance of notification by the Election Commission.
The polling of the final phase of elections will be held on May 19.
The fate of Union Minister Manoj Sinha (Ghazipur), Union min


Sunday, April 21, 2019Eight killed, 25 injured in road accident on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Mainpuri, Apr 21: At least 8 people have been killed and more than 25 passengers injured after a bus rammed into a truck on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Karhal area on Sunday morning.
According to police, a bus was on its way to Varanasi from New Delhi met with an accident near milestone 87.
As per preliminary reports, the lapses were on bus drivers part.
The injured have been rushed to Saifai,


Sunday, April 21, 2019Contractor critically injured by unidentified gunmen in Anantnag

Srinagar, Apr 21: A 54-year-old contractor was shot at and critically injured by unidentified gunmen in south Kashmir district of Anantnag late on Saturday evening.
Official sources said that unidentified gunmen fired at the contractor, identified as Abdul Qayoom Pandith, outside his residence Bijbehara in Anantnag late on Saturday evening. “Pandith was critically injured in the attack,” they sa


Saturday, April 20, 2019Delhi court orders enquiry after Tihar inmate branded with ‘Om’ symbol

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) A Delhi Court has ordered an enquiry after a minority 'undertrial' inmate was branded with an "Om" symbol allegedly by a Tihar jail superintendent.
The court on Friday issued notice to DGP (Prison) and directed jail authorities to submit a report within 24 hours.
The undertrial had moved an application before the court through his Counsel about the alleged cruelty and i


Saturday, April 20, 2019Fire breaks out in mobile accessories shop in Gaffar market

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) A fire broke out in mobile accessories shop in Gaffar market in Karol Bagh here on Saturday, fire official said.
'A call was received at 1149 hrs that a fire has broke out in mobile accessories shop in Gaffar market, following which six fire tenders were rushed to the spot to douse the flames,' the official said.
The blaze was doused at 1220 hrs, he said, adding no damag


Saturday, April 20, 2019Modi condoles demise of former Gujarat Chief Secretary HK Khan

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday condoled the demise of former Gujarat Chief Secretary HK Khan.
'Saddened by the demise of veteran IAS officer and former Chief Secretary of Gujarat, HK Khan. Known for outstanding administrative skills and firm grip on policy matters, Khan made an indelible contribution to Gujarat’s growth. Condolences to his family and friends,'


Saturday, April 20, 2019CRS inquiry ordered into Poorva Exp derailment

New Delhi, Apr 20(UNI) A Commission of Railway Safety inquiry was ordered on Saturday into
the early morning derailment of Howrah-New Delhi 12303 Poorva Express near Kanpur.
Eleven people, out of 14 people who were injured, were discharged after providing them first aid, while three people with simple injuries were taken to Hallet Hospital, Kanpur, Railways said.
The relief train with 900 o


Saturday, April 20, 2019Post mortem report of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari raises questions over his death

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Post mortem report of Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, son of former Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister N D Tiwari, has raised questions over his death suggesting the cause of death being 'unnanutral'.
Due to the 'unnatural' death of the 40 year old as surfaced in the post mortem reports, a case has been registered by the police and handed to the crime branch, police sourc


Saturday, April 20, 2019Special CBI Court rejects bail application of Sushen Mohan Gupta in AgustaWestland case

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) A Special Court here on Saturday rejected the bail application of alleged arms dealer and businessman Sushen Mohan Gupta in connection with AgustaWestland Money Laundering case.
Gupta was arrested on March 26 this year and remanded to judicial custody till April 20.
On April 6, Gupta's counsel had moved a bail application and court reserved the order on the plea till tod


Saturday, April 20, 2019Venkaiah urges medical fraternity to create awareness on the dangers posed by changing life styles

Hyderabad, Apr 20 (UNI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu has urged the medical fraternity to create awareness among the people, particularly the youth, on the dangers posed by changing lifestyles.
Speaking after inaugurating a free Medical Camp, organized by Basavatarakam Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Institute (BIACHRI) and Care Hospitals at Swarna Bharat Trust, here on Saturday, M


Saturday, April 20, 2019Kejriwal thwarted PMAY in Delhi: Vijender Gupta

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly, Vijender Gupta, on Saturday said Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has deliberately thwarted the implementation of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in a planned and sustained manner over the last four years.
Addressing the mediapersons at Pradesh BJP office here, Mr Gupta said, 'The scheme is aimed at providing affordable housing


Saturday, April 20, 2019ECI bans web series on PM Modi, titled, 'Modi - Journey of a common man'

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Close on the heels of stalling the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic 'PM Narendra Modi', the Election Commission on Saturday banned the web series on the life of Prime Minister, titled, "Modi - Journey of a common man".

In its order, the Commission had ordered that any biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any


Saturday, April 20, 2019CJI harassment case: SC fixes matter to another bench

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Saturday fixed to another bench, the case regarding sexual harassment allegations of a former apex court staffer against Chief Justice (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi.

A bench of the top court, headed by CJI Gogoi, and also comprising Justices Arun Mishra and Sanjiv Khanna, said, another bench will hear the matter.

The apex court sat on Saturday to hear the c


Saturday, April 20, 2019Hotwar Jail Administration bars any one from meeting with Lalu Yadav today

Ranchi, Apr 20 (UNI) The administration of the Birsa Munda Jail today forbidden any one from meeting with jailed former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad Yadav at the paying ward of the RIMS here.

On Saturday as per the provisions of the jail administration, three people are allowed to meet Mr Yadav however for today a notice has been pasted outside his ward in which no one would be allowed to


Saturday, April 20, 2019Amit Shah calls voters to renominate Modi for national security and development of the country

Shivamogga, Karnataka, Apr 20 (UNI) BJP National President Amit Shah today called upon the voters to renominate Narendra Modi as Prime Minister to fight against terrorism and national security besides giving strong replay to neigbhouring country Pakistan Narendra Modi should be installed as the prime minister , said BJP President Amit Shah Saturday

for the second phase of the lok sabha polls a


Saturday, April 20, 2019Key contestants including Kirti Azad, Geeta Koda and Vidyut Baran Mahto file their nominations

Ranchi, Mar 20 (UNI) Many prominent candidates including Kirit Azad Jha, Geet Koda, Jaggarnath Mahto and Vidyut Baran Mahto today filed their candidature during the nominations for the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections in which voting would be held on Giridih, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur and Singhbhum (ST) seats of Jharkhand.

While Kirti Azad Jha filed his nominations from Dhanbad seat as a Congress


Saturday, April 20, 2019Navy Chief launches 3rd ship of Project 15B in Mumbai

New Delhi, Apr 20 (UNI) Indian Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Saturday launched the third ship of Project 15B, Guided Missile Destroyer Imphal at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited in Mumbai.

This launch marks yet another significant milestone in the annals of the indigenous warship design and construction programme of India.

With a launch weight of 3,037 tonnes, the vessel made its fir


Saturday, April 20, 2019Ex-Union minister from Kerala joins BJP

New Delhi, Apr 20: Former Union minister and Kerala leader S Krishna Kumar, who was in the Congress, Saturday joined the BJP, saying that he wanted to work to strengthen Prime Minister Narendra Modi's leadership.

The 80-year-old leader was inducted into the party by BJP leader Anil Baluni and Shahnawaz Hussain at the party headquarters here.

Kumar said Modi has been working to develop Indi


Saturday, April 20, 2019Nyay scheme will be `petrol' for India's economy: Rahul Gandhi

Bilaspur, Apr 20: Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Saturday that his party's ambitious `Nyay' minimum income scheme will act like a fuel for the Indian economy.

Addressing an election rally at Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, Gandhi said the scheme, under which the Congress has promised to give Rs 72,000 per year to poor families, will be a "surgical strike" on poverty.

"Nyay will add petrol


Saturday, April 20, 2019ECI bans web series on PM Modi, titled, 'Modi - Journey of a common man'

New Delhi, Apr 20: Close on the heels of stalling the release of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's biopic 'PM Narendra Modi', the Election Commission on Saturday banned the web series on the life of Prime Minister, titled, "Modi - Journey of a common man".

In its order, the Commission had ordered that any biopic material in the nature of biography/hagiography sub-serving the purposes of any poli


Saturday, April 20, 2019Sidhu says no regrets on denial of LS ticket to his wife, says "we are party's loyal soldiers"

New Delhi, Apr 20 : Congress leader and Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday said he had no regrets on the denial of the Lok Sabha ticket from Chandigarh to his wife Navjot Kaur but added that contesting from Bhatinda was not possible as she would fight from a place where she could do justice

Addressing mediapersons at the AICC headquarters, Mr Sidhu said,'My wife had applie


Saturday, April 20, 2019Justice Gogoi refutes allegations, SC says "bigger force" want to deactivate CJI's office

New Delhi, Apr 20: Describing the allegations of sexual harassment against him as "unbelievable", Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi convened an extraordinary hearing at the Supreme Court on Saturday said that a larger conspiracy was behind it and he would not stoop too low even to deny these allegations.

In the hurriedly called hearing after the allegations cropped up, the apex court left it


Saturday, April 20, 2019States to have cyber forensic labs, DNA testing facilities soon to check crimes against women

New Delhi, Apr 20: States are soon going to have cyber forensic laboratories and DNA examination facilities to deal with the growing number of crimes against women, officials said on Saturday.

DNA testing facilities are being set up at forensic science laboratories of 13 states and Union Territories -- Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir,


Saturday, April 20, 2019EC to issue notice to Pragya Thakur on her remarks against Hemant Karkare

Bhopal, Apr 20: The Election Commission (EC) is going to issue a notice to Malegaon blast accused and BJP candidate from Bhopal Pragya Singh Thakur over her remarks against police officer Hemant Karkare, who was killed in the 26/11 terror attack, an officer said Saturday.

Addressing BJP workers in Bhopal on Thursday night, Thakur had claimed that Karkare died during the attacks as she "cursed"


Saturday, April 20, 2019Elections 2019: Congress Likely To Announce Candidates For 7 Seats In Delhi

NEW DELHI: The Congress is expected to announce its candidates for the seven seats in Delhi, putting to end speculation of an alliance with Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the national capital for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.

Congress leader PC Chacko said that the AAP was adamant that along with Delhi, the two parties should fight together in Haryana and Punjab, a demand that w


Saturday, April 20, 2019Hardik Panyda, KL Rahul Fined Rs 20 Lakh By BCCI Ombudsman For TV Show Comments

April 20: India cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul were on Saturday fined Rs 20 lakh each by the BCCI Ombudsman DK Jain for their sexist comments on a popular TV show. In the order published on the official BCCI website, Justice DK Jain wrote that no further action will be taken against Hardik Pandya and KL Rahul, who have already served a provisional suspension and tendered an unconditional


Saturday, April 20, 2019Tihar Jail superintendent accused of forcefully tattooing OM on a Muslim inmate’s back

New Delhi: Just a day after a Muslim inmate in Tihar accused the Jail superintendent of forcefully branding symbol OM on his back, the AIG PRO of the jail on Saturday said that an enquiry committee has been constituted in the case and the report will be submitted to the court soon.

Speaking to ANI, Tihar Jail AIG (Prisons) PRO said: “An inquiry committee has been constituted, the report will b


Saturday, April 20, 2019India can’t suppress voice of Kashmiris: Pak FM

Islamabad, Apr 20: Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Friday has criticised India for using force against the people of Kashmir, saying that India could not “suppress the voice of Kashmiris” by deploying a large number of forces in the valley, Dawn reported.

The report quoted Qureshi as having said Pakistan and India could not afford war because both were nuclear powers and had


Saturday, April 20, 2019ISIS module case: NIA conducts searches in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Apr 20: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) conducted searches at two locations here Saturday in connection with an Islamic state module case, police said.

The raids which began in the morning were still underway, they said.

In August 2018, the NIA had arrested two alleged ISIS sympathisers --Mohammed Abdullah Basith and Mohd Abdul Qhadeer -- from the city as part of its larg


Saturday, April 20, 2019Pleasant morning in Delhi, min at 19.8 deg C

New Delhi, Apr 20: Delhiites on Saturday woke up to a pleasant morning, with minimum temperature settling at 19.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below the normal.

“The rainfall recorded till 0830 hrs was 0.5 mm,” the MeT department said.

The relative humidity till 0830 hrs was pegged at 61 per cent.

According to the MeT department, sky will be mainly cloudy and become partly cloudy towards


Saturday, April 20, 2019'Didi loses her sleep after first two phases of poll' : Modi

Buniadpur, Apr 20: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday alleged 'speed breaker Didi' (PM Modi's reference to Mamata Banerjee) will know after May 23 what is the result of the vandalism, looting of money, and stopping the people's growth.

Addressing an election rally here in Dakshin Dinajpur district , Mr Modi said, “Speedbreaker" Didi has lost her sleep after the first two phases of Lok S


Saturday, April 20, 2019Formed alliance because we want PM who can attack Pak: Uddhav

Aurangabad (Maha): Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said that he formed a fresh alliance with the BJP because his party wanted a prime minister who has the courage to attack Pakistan.

The Sena, which frequently attacked its alliance partner BJP in the last four and a half years, nevertheless chose to form alliance with the saffron party again ahead of the 2019 general elections.



Saturday, April 20, 2019I told AB 'I will give you a hug if we win tonight', says Kohli

Kolkata, Apr 20: Virat Kohli has said the onus was only on him to bat through the innings in the absence of AB de Villiers and the RCB skipper lived up to the expectations with a 58-ball 100 for his first century of IPL 2019.

RCB eked out a 10-run win over KKR for only their second success of the season after Andre Russell and Nitish Rana nearly pulled off the impossible. De Villiers was unde


Saturday, April 20, 2019Poorva express derails near Kanpur; 13 injured

Kanpur, Apr 20: Around 13 passengers were injured when a New Delhi bound 12303 Poorva express derailed near Rooma railway station on Prayagraj-Kanpur-Delhi grand chord section of North Central railway on late Friday night.

Altogether 10 bogies of the super fast train derailed in which 4 overturned, UP DG (law and order) Anand Kumar confirmed here on Saturday.

He said there is no casualty in


Friday, April 19, 2019Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) A couple of days after she hit out at the Congress for reinstating UP party workers who allegedly misbehaved with her, party leader Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday quit the Congress.
In a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi, Mr Chaturvedi tendered her resignation from all posts and the primary membership of the party.
'In the last few weeks, certain things have convince


Friday, April 19, 2019PM remembers sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ on Good Friday

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembered the sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ, his life, rich ideals and exemplary courage on the occasion of Good Friday.
'Today we remember the sacrifice of Lord Jesus Christ. His life, rich ideals and exemplary courage are a source of strength for many,' Mr Modi said in a tweet.
Teachings of Lord Christ emphasise a world free from inequali


Friday, April 19, 20192 Indian warships to participate in PLA Navy's 70th anniversary in Qingdao

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) Two Indian Navy warship INS Kolkata and INS Shakti will be reaching Qingdao in China on April 21 to participate in the International Fleet Review as part of 70th anniversary celebrations of PLA (Navy).
International Fleet Review (IFR) is a parade of naval ships, aircraft and submarines, and is organised by nations to promote goodwill, strengthen cooperation and showcase


Friday, April 19, 2019Jesus Christ dedicated his life to service of others: Rahul

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) On the occasion of Good Friday, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said Jesus Christ dedicated his life to the service of others and showed the path of humanity.
In a Facebook post, Mr Gandhi said, 'Jesus Christ dedicated his life to the service of others and to overcome injustice, pain and suffering from society. Today, on Good Friday, we bow to 'Jesus' who showed the path


Friday, April 19, 2019MHA denies reports taking action against Assam Editors

New Delhi, Apr 19 (UNI) The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Friday denied that it had asked the Assam Government to take action against the Editors opposed to the Citizenship Bill.
``This is absolutely baseless, a mischievous interpretation of the facts and it is mischievous to suggest that Central Government has asked Government of Assam to initiate action against any Editor or any media per


Friday, April 19, 2019National security is real poll plank in ongoing elections: Amit Shah

Chhota Udepur/Valsad, Apr 19 (UNI) BJP president Amit Shah on Friday said that the real issue in the ongoing general elections was not development but national security.

Addressing two election rallies in Bodeli of Chhota Udepur district and Malanpada in Valsad district in his home-state Gujarat, Shah also hit out at Congress and its alleged anti-Gujarati attitude.

"This election is


Friday, April 19, 2019Pragya’s remark on martyr officer Karkare stirs up hornets’ nest

Bhopal, Apr 19 (UNI) The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhopal parliamentary constituency candidate sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur’s statement vis-a-vis Ashoka Chakra-recipient Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Hemant Karkare, who attained martyrdom after being shot thrice in the chest while combating perpetrators of the 2008 Mumbai attacks as Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) chief, has triggered a maelstrom o


Friday, April 19, 2019Several AAP, PEP leaders join Punjab Congress

Chandigarh, Apr 19 (UNI) Several leaders and workers from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its Sukhpal Singh Khaira led splinter group of Punjabi Ekta Party (PEP) in Sangrur Lok Sabha constituency, joined Punjab Congress in the presence of chief minister Capt Amarinder Singh here on Friday.

Congress party sources said that their joining has given a big boost to the Congress in Sangrur parliamenta


Friday, April 19, 2019People are fed up with Modi's government: Chandrababu Naidu

Raichur, Karnataka, Apr 19 (UNI) Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said that people of the country are fed up with Prime Minister Narendra

Modi government and expressing their protest against his anti-people policies.

Addressing a Congress-JDS election rally at Mahatma Gandhi Play ground here, he said that due to misrule by NDA government country's economic develop


Friday, April 19, 201920 states including J&K join pan-India single emergency helpline number ‘112’

NEW DELHI: Twenty states and Union territories have so far joined a pan-India network of single emergency helpline number ‘112’ on which immediate assistance can be sought by anyone in distress, officials said Friday.

The ‘112’ helpline is an integration of police (100), fire (101) and women (1090) helpline numbers and the project is being implemented under the Central Government’s Nirbhaya Fu


Friday, April 19, 2019California almonds becoming mode of terror funding through cross-LoC trade

New Delhi, Apr 19: California almonds, known worldwide for their high nutritional value, are being used in cross-LoC trade as a mode to earn profits which are funnelled to terrorists and separatists in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said Friday.

India Thursday indefinitely suspended cross-LoC trade at two points along the Line of Control effective Friday, following reports that it was being "mi


Friday, April 19, 2019''Nyay'' will revive economy, create jobs, says Rahul

Bajipura (Guj), Apr 19: Congress president Rahul Gandhi Friday said his party's `Nyay' scheme will help in revival of the economy and create jobs in the country which has been badly affected by demonetisation and GST decisions of the Narendra Modi government.

Addressing a poll rally here, Gandhi repeated his "chowkidar chor hai" (the watchman if thief) jibe to target Prime Minister Narendra Mo


Friday, April 19, 2019Elections 2019: Priyanka Chaturvedi Switches To Sena From Congress.

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI: Priyanka Chaturvedi, one of the Congress's most high-profile spokespersons, quit her party of 10 years and joined the Shiv Sena in less than 24 hours. Hours after she tweeted her resignation letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, she surfaced alongside Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray and his son Aditya Thackeray.

"I gave ten years of my life to a political party at the e


Friday, April 19, 2019SP-BSP joint rally proof of storm in Modi's support: BJP

New Delhi, Apr 19: The BJP on Friday took a dig at the SP-BSP grand alliance in the UP, saying a "storm" in support of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the general election has forced opposition leaders to come together.

The jibe from BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain came as BSP supremo Mayawati and SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav shared stage after many years of bitter rivalry.

Though th


Friday, April 19, 2019Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress

New Delhi, Apr 19: A couple of days after she hit out at the Congress for reinstating UP party workers who allegedly misbehaved with her, party leader Priyanka Chaturvedi on Friday quit the Congress.

In a letter to party president Rahul Gandhi, Mr Chaturvedi tendered her resignation from all posts and the primary membership of the party.

'In the last few weeks, certain things have convinced


Friday, April 19, 2019Light rain or hail storm lashes parts of HP

Shimla, Apr 19: The light rain and hail storm lashed parts of state in last 24 hrs while the sky was partly cloudy on Friday.

This capital town recorded about 26 mm rain or hail storm on Thursday evening. However, it was mainly dry overnight. Pachhad in Sirmaur recorded 17 mm, Mashobra & Jubbarhatti in Shimla six mm each

Bharmaur, Chamba five mm, Kufri in Shimla, Solan, & Dalhousie in Chamb


Friday, April 19, 2019BSP supporter chops off finger after mistakenly voting for BJP

April 19: A staunch supporter of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chopped off his finger after he “erroneously voted” for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the second phase of Lok Sabha elections on Thursday.

Pawan Kumar told news agency that he accidentally pressed the button of BJP’s lotus instead of BSP’s elephant on the EVM. “I accidentally pressed the button having Lotus symbol instead of


Friday, April 19, 2019Biopic on PM Modi a joke as he didn’t fulfil promises: Urmila

MUMBAI: Actor Urmila Matondkar, who is contesting the Lok Sabha election as a Congress candidate from Mumbai North, Thursday said the biopic made on Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a joke as he has failed to fulfill his promises.

She was talking to reporters at the Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh here.

“The biopic made on his (Modi’s) life is nothing but a joke as the prime minister, who cla


Friday, April 19, 2019Four killed in UP road accident

Muzaffarnagar, Apr 19: Four people, including a woman and her two children, were killed in a road accident in the Shahpur area in this district of Uttar Pradesh, police sources said on Friday.

According to sources, Sarfaraz, a resident of Nirdhana in the Charthawal area, had gone to attend a wedding ceremony at the Nawla village on Thursday.

Salim, a resident of Kutesera in Charthawal, ask


Friday, April 19, 2019Election 2019: Mulayam Singh, Mayawati - Enemies For 2 Decades - Together On Stage Today

NEW DELHI: With more than two decades of animosity behind them, Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati will address a joint rally today in Uttar Pradesh's Mainpuri. The spectacle of the bitter enemies sharing the stage is really the essence of the opposition gathbandhan (alliance) in Uttar Pradesh to take on the BJP in the national election.



Friday, April 19, 2019Uddhav slams Mehbooba Mufti over her Article 370 statement

Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray accused PDP president Mehbooba Mufti of fielding "extremists" in the Lok Sabha polls and asked if it was not a form of terrorism to say Kashmir will not be a part of India if Article 370 is abolished.

Addressing a public rally in the Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg Lok Sabha constituency, he asserted that if the BJP-led NDA comes to power, Article 370, which gives


Friday, April 19, 2019Pleasant morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Apr 19: Delhiites woke up to a pleasant Friday morning, with the minimum temperature settling at a comfortable 18.2 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average.

Humidity was recorded at 70 per cent at 8.30 AM, said a Met Department official.

The Met office has forecast mainly clear skies for the day ahead.

"The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 34 degr


Friday, April 19, 2019Woman gang-raped on pretext of offering lift in Shamli village

Muzaffarnagar, April 19: A 22-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and raped by three youths on the pretext of giving her lift in neighbouring Shamli district, police said.

The victim was given a lift by the accused who drove her on a bike to an isolated area in Khandarwali village under Kotwali police station area in the district on Thursday and took chances to rape her at pistol point, poli


Friday, April 19, 2019Book on Jallianwala Bagh poem Khooni Vaisakhi released in UAE

Dubai, Apr 19: India's Ambassador to the UAE Navdeep Singh Suri has commended the launch of a book containing english translation of the Punjabi poem, Khooni Vaisakhi, saying the100-year old classic ballad about the Jallianwala Bagh massacre is now reaching a global audience.

The poem was translated by Suri whose grandfather revolutionary poet and novelist Nanak Singh, a Jallianwala Bagh surv


Friday, April 19, 2019MET warns heavy rainfall in Kerala today

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 19: Meteorological Department here has warned heavy rainfall (7-11 CM) is very likely to occur at one or two places in Kerala on Friday.

Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds (wind speed reaching 40-50 kmph) and lightning at isolated places is very likely in the state today and Saturday, sources in Met said.

The maximum temperature is very likely to be above norm