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Malladi conducts high-level meeting
Puducherry | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Puducherry Health Minister Malladi Krishna Rao this evening conducted a high-level meeting in the wake of a private medical college getting an interim stay on admission to PG seats in that college, as the tuition fees fixed by the fees committee is not a ... read..


CM receives invitation to attend World Food Prize meet
Amaravati | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu received invitation to attend the World Food Prize meet, to be held at Lowa State of US from October 18 to 21. Lowa State University Representative Dileep Kumar met the Chief Minister here today and invite ... read..


Paddy production beyond expectation, procured record scale: Anand
Hyderabad | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
: Paddy purchase during Rabi season in Telangana is very high as production has exceeded the expectation like never before in the state, said Mr C V Anand , Commissioner, Civil supplies, here today. More than 25.95 Lakh Metric Tons of paddy has been purch ... read..


UoH, first in the country, adopts online education policy
Hyderabad | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The University of Hyderabad (UoH) has adopted Online Educational Policy (OEP), the first Central University in the country. Addressing a joint press conference here today, University Vice chancellor Prof Appa Rao Podile and University Faculty Coordi ... read..


CGF sanctions Rs 5 cr for veda pathshala construction
Hyderabad | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The endowments department has sanction Rs five crore from the Common Good Fund (CGF) for establishing of Veda Pathshala at Alampur Jogulamba temple in the state. The department also sanctioned from CGF, Rs 83.00 lakh towards the development of Eshwara ... read..


Odisha govt signs MoU to bring improvement in quality teaching in schools
Bhubaneswar | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Odisha School and Mass Education department today signed two MoUs with the objective to bring improvement in quality of teaching, student learning outcome, governance and management of schools. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, School and Mass Education Min ... read..


After Bahubali everybody looking at Telugu film Industry: Anil Kapoor
Hyderabad | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Bollywood actor Anil Kapoor launched Dream India Group's 300 acre, luxurious Greek Style Villas real estate project here today. Addressing the media before unveiling the Dream India Group's Resort and Real Estate project, the versatile actor said aft ... read..


Major in 'human shield' incident gets Commendation Card (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
An Indian Army Major involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to a jeep bonnet to ward off stone-pelters in Kashmir has been awarded the Army chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday. ... read..


Close to 200 injured as police crack down on belligerent Left workers (Roundup)
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
At least 79 police personnel and over 100 Left protesters were injured on Monday as security forces used tear gas and carried out baton charges on thousands of belligerent activists who broke barricades and hurled stones at the police here and neighbourin ... read..


Ashoke Pandit supports Paresh Rawal with 'heart and soul'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hours after Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal raked up a Twitter storm after he took a jibe at noted writer Arundhati Roy, filmmaker and social activist Ashoke Pandit came in support of the saffron party leader asserting tha ... read..


UP Min. Shastri rubbishes report on scrapping of minority quota
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh's Social Welfare Minister Ramapati Shastri on Monday denounced media reports that the Yogi Adityanath-led government was planning to scrap 20 percent quota for minorities in welfare schemes. ... read..


Maha ATS to probe if Indian arrested in Pak is connected with SIMI
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After an Indian national was arrested from the F-8 area of Islamabad on Sunday over allegedly possessing inadequate travel documents, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) got in touch with the Centre to probe if the 'Nabi', who figured in the interr ... read..


Meghalaya IAS officer rues over Court judgment on coal scam
Shillong | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The Meghalaya IAS Officers Association (MIASOA) today expressed shock, disbelief and anguish over the judgment passed by the special CBI court convicting Meghalaya Chief Secretary KS Kropha and two others of corruption in a coal scam. Officers atten ... read..


Odisha govt.signs MoU to bring improvement in quality teaching in schools
Bhubaneswar | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Odisha School and Mass Education department today signed two MoUs with the objective to bring improvement in quality of teaching, student learning outcome, governance and management of schools. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, School and Mass educ ... read..


Kashmir newspapers demand fair distribution of advertisements by Information department
Srinagar | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The publishers of scores of newspapers held an emergency meeting under the Chairmanship of Ghulam Hassan Kaloo here today to deliberate upon the alleged discriminatory and irrational distribution of advertisements by the State Information Department. ... read..


J&K: 126 DSPs transferred, posted in police department
Srinagar | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
In a major reshuffle, the Jammu and Kashmir government today transferred and posted 126 officers in police department in Jammu and Kashmir. An official spokesperson here said the government has ordered transfers and posting of 126 Deputy Superint ... read..


Passengers arrested with charas in Jammu outskirts
Jammu | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Police today arrested a passenger with charas in the city outskirts here. During routine checking at TCP Nagrota, police intercepted a vehicle coming from Srinagar to Jammu, a police spokesman here said. He said during search of the luggage, 5.4 kg chara ... read..


HC admits appeal filed by Preeti Jain
Mumbai | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The Bombay High Court today admitted the appeal filed by Bollywood starlet Preeti Jain, challenging a lower court order sentencing her to three years jail on charge of conspiring to kill filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar. The court also extended the ba ... read..


Delhi Court sentences Ex-Coal Ministry Secretary HC Gupta, others in coal scam case
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
A local court today ordered two-year imprisonment term to Former Coal Secretary H C Gupta and two Senior Government Officials K S Kropha and K C Samaria for irregularities in the allocation of a coal block. In October 2012, CBI had registered an FIR in th ... read..


Greenpeace lauds Bihar's organic farming initiatives
Patna | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Greenpeace India, the environment protection organisation, has welcomed and lauded the Bihar government's decision to give priority to organic farming. ... read..


Adopt one policy on Hurriyat, Congress tells Centre
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Accusing the Centre of changing its stance vis-a-vis the Hurriyat on a daily basis, the Congress on Monday said the government should adopt a single policy to deal with the conglomeration of Kashmir-centric parties. ... read..


Major Gogoi, who tied Kashmiri local to jeep, awarded by Gen. Rawat
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Major Leetul Gogoi, the Army officer who tied a man to the bonnet of a jeep as a 'human shield' against a stone-pelting mob in Jammu and Kashmir, has been awarded by Chief of Army Staff's (COAS) Commendation Card for his sustained distinguished service ti ... read..


Swamy defends Paresh Rawal's tweet on Arundhati Roy
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Supporting Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal's controversial tweet where the latter took a jibe at noted writer Arundhati Roy, party leader Subramanian Swamy on Monday said that the stone pelters would love to hit a woman wh ... read..


Biopic makers have been unjust to us: Neerja Bhanot's brother
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Producers of the movie 'Neerja' Atul Kasbekar, along with the owners of Bling Entertainment are reportedly embroiled in a legal battle against the Bhanot family as they have received a notice of arbitration from Neerja Bhanot's brothers, Akhil and Aneesh, ... read..


UP recommends CBI probe into IAS officer's death, family meets CM (Second Lead)
Lucknow | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, after his family met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here seeking a probe by the central agency into his death last week under myste ... read..


BJP's Shatrughan Sinha, Sushil Modi in twitter war (Lead)
New Delhi/Patna | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
A Twitter war erupted between actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha and his BJP party colleague Sushil Kumar Modi on Monday when the former tweeted in favour of RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying "enough of negative p ... read..


BSF to shift Bhagat Singh's pistol to Punjab museum
Chandigarh | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) will soon move a pistol, used by Indian freedom struggle hero Bhagat Singh, to a museum in Punjab's frontier district of Ferozepur. ... read..


State-sponsored violence new normal under BJP rule: Congress
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Monday slammed the BJP and the central government, saying that "lawlessness, lynching of innocents, state-sponsored violence and intolerance have become the new normal" under the present dispensation. ... read..


Visva Bharati students at Mamata's administrative review meeting
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said her government has started inviting university students, including those from the prestigious Visva Bharati University, to witness administrative review meetings in districts. ... read..


Terror funding in Assam: 15 accused convicted in two NIA cases
Guwahati (Assam) [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court in Guwahati on Monday convicted 15 people, including former militants, elected representatives and government officials in two cases in connection with terror-funding in Assam. ... read..


Court convicts five Maoists for killing two CRPF jawans
Munger | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
A local court today convicted five Maoists after finding them guilty of killing two CRPF jawans during the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Additional Chief and Judicial Magistrate (I) Jyoti Swaroop Shirvastava convicted five extremists of outlawed CPI (Mao ... read..


Rs 600 cr business proposals at Synergy Summit in Bankura district
Kolkata | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The Bankura district administration has received investment proposals worth Rs 600 crore at the recently-concluded industry conclave called Synergy. Around 305 investment proposals came from micro, small and medium enterprises (MSME) and the other p ... read..


EC postpones RS polls in Goa, Gujarat, WB
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The Election Commission today postponed Rajya Sabha polls to 10 seats in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal which were to be held on June 8. ''The Commission will announce programme for holding Biennial Election to Council of States from Goa, Gujarat and ... read..


Kashmir situation reflects biggest failure of Modi led Govt: Congress
Jammu | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Asserting that the government has attempted to mislead and throw dust in the eyes of common man from its big flops on its promises, which turned out to be mere 'Jumlas', AICC Spokesperson and Member Lok Sabha Ranjeet Ranjan today said that prevailing Kash ... read..


Jagdish Tytler refuses to undergo polygraph test in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Congress leader Jagdish Tytler today refused to undergo polygraph test in a 1984 anti- Sikh riots case, in which he was earlier given a clean chit by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on three occasions. It is submitted before the court on behalf ... read..


Yogi to visit Ayodhya on May 31
Ayodhya | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit the city on May 31. It will be his first visit after becoming Chief Minister of the state. Sources said that Mr Yogi is also likely to visit the disputed religious site for taking blessings of Lord R ... read..


CPI(M) stages dharna, protesting arrests in SEZ area
Kakinada | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The CPI(M) workers under the aegis of the party district unit have staged dharna in front of the Collectorate here today protesting against the illegal arrests of their leaders in Ramanakkapet village that forms part of the special economic zone (SEZ) are ... read..


Agri Minister inaugurates First Seed Mela
Hyderabad | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Telangana Minister for Agriculture, Pocharam Sreenivas Reddy has inaugurated the first Seed Mela at the Rice Research Station of Professor Jayashankar Telangana State Agricultural University (PJTSAU), here today. He was also formerly inaugurated the ... read..


India-Africa trade to see new high in future, increased 4 fold in last decade: Gangwar
Gandhinagar | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Union Minister of State for Finance Santosh Kumar Gangwar today said that India's trade with Africa has increased four times in the last decade and will see new heights in future. He was addressing the session on Africa -India Cooperation on Infrast ... read..


CM expresses happiness over ongoing works on Kaleswaram project
Hyderabad | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao today expressed happiness over works on the Kaleswaram project, which will give life to lakhs of acres. Mr Rao, who held a review meeting on the ongoing Irrigation projects with Irrigation Minister T Har ... read..


TTD JEO asks officials to gear up for annual Govinda Raja Swamy Temple Brahmotsavams
Tirupati | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
: With just a week's time left for the nine day mega annual festival of Govinda Raja Swamy Brahmotsavams, Tirupati Joint Executive Officer, P Bhaskar asked the officials of TTD to gear up for the big fete, scheduled to take place from May 31 to June 8. ... read..


Govt to pay Rs 3,000 cr PRC dues to employees
Hyderabad | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao today signed on the relevant file relating to payment of PRC dues to the Government employees. The government will pay Rs 3,000 crore dues period of nine months to three lakh employees and 2.5 Lakh pensioners, ... read..


UP will have rule of law, everyone will get security without any discrimination: Yogi
Lucknow | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath assured today after securing rule of law government will provide security to all without any discrimination. Replying on a question after Motion of Thanks to the Governor's Address, Mr Adityanath said the gover ... read..


PM suggests renaming Kandla port after Deendayal Upadhyay
Ahmedabad | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today suggested that Kandla Port be renamed as 'Deendayal Port Trust', to commemorate the birth centenary year of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, founder of Jana Sangh. The Prime Minister said this while speaking at a function in K ... read..


Law will prevail in UP: Official
Lucknow | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The Uttar Pradesh government today reiterated that law will prevail in the state. Principal Secretary Home, Arvind Kumar claimed that the government had given full independence to the district police chiefs to appoint goods officers in police stati ... read..


J&K NC for allotting of plots to border residents in safer areas, education, health facilities
Jammu | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference today sought allotment of plots to border residents in safer locations, better education and health facilities. ''Let this human problem remain free from politics", party Provincial President Devender Singh ... read..


CPI(M) Delhi State Committee slams Centre, state govts for not addressing issues like edu, wages
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
CPI(M) Delhi State Committee today blasted the Central and State Governments over multiple issues related to education, employment, PDS and minimum wages which are making the life of common man miserable. The Committee flayed the governments over thes ... read..


Court pronounces 14 guilty in Assam terror funding scam
Guwahati | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
A special NIA court on Monday convicted 14 persons accused in a Rs 1,000 crore terror funding scam that rocked Assam nearly a decade ago. ... read..


NIA grills Kashmir separatist leaders over Pakistani funding
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) questioned for the third consecutive day on Monday several separatist leaders in Jammu and Kashmir over the alleged funding from Pakistan-based terrorist groups. ... read..


Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Rajya Sabha elections in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal have been postponed by the Election Commission, an official statement said on Monday without giving any reason for the move. The poll was earlier scheduled to take place on June 8. ... read..


Three journalists injured in Kolkata lathicharge
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Three journalists were among those injured in lathicharge by the city police during a march by Left Front leaders and supporters to the West Bengal Secretariat on Monday. ... read..


YSR Congress seeks President's rule in Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Opposition YSR Congress Party of Andhra Pradesh on Monday sought imposition of President's Rule in the state, alleging that there was a breakdown of constitutional machinery. ... read..


Conman arrested for 'raping' homemaker in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
A conman was arrested for allegedly cheating and raping a homemaker in the city's western suburb, the city police said on Monday. ... read..


Odisha's Titlagarh town records 47 degrees C
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Odisha continued to reel under intense heat-wave with Titlagarh town on Monday recording 47 degrees Celsius, the highest temperature in the state this summer, the Met Office said. ... read..


AIMPLB endorses its affidavit on triple talaq filed in SC
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hours after the All Indian Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it would advise the Qazis to tell the brides and grooms to not resort to triple talaq in one sitting, AIMPLB member Zafaryab Jilani on Monda ... read..


Radha Mohan Singh assigned additional charge of Food Ministry
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Minister of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Radha Mohan Singh on Monday was given the additional charge of Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution. ... read..


Nitish for foolproof fire safety measures in government and private buildings
Patna | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today stressed on taking measures to minimise incidents of breaking out of fire and also evolving a foolproof system for response to any exigency in minimum possible time. Mr Kumar, during a review meeting of state disa ... read..


State Govt to initiate rainwater harvesting in Darjeeling
Kolkata | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
A comprehensive plan worth Rs 24 crore has been chalked out by the West Bengal Government to give a huge relief to water-stressed people in Darjeeling. The State Government is all set to implement a rainwater harvesting project for slum dwellers i ... read..


Agro Business Synergy: More than Rs 1,000 cr investments, more to come
Kolkata | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Proposals for investments worth Rs 1,361 crore in the agro-business sector in Bengal have been received. This was revealed at the inauguration of the summit, Agro Business Synergy 2017, being held in Siliguri. The theme this time is 'Focus North ... read..


Congress decides to decentralize party for polls, says Nagaland Congress
Kohima May 22 | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Nagaland Pradesh Congress Committee President K. Therie today said that the Congress party has decided to decentralize both in governance and in party so that grassroots level can participate in the matters of election. Addressing a press conferen ... read..


Nagaland & AP Governor greets Everest conqueror Anshu Jamsenpa
Kohima May 22 | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Governor of Nagaland and Arunachal Pradesh P B Acharya has congratulated Anshu Jamsenpa for summiting the Mount Everest for the fourth time. According to an official release today said as per reports, Jamsenpa from Bomdila in West Kameng district of ... read..


CPI(ML) Liberation condemns police lathi charge on people
Kolkata | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The CPI(ML) Liberation today condemned the police lathi charge on Left parties rallies and demanded lawful action against the erring police personnel. Party's state secretary Partha Ghosh in a statement alleged that police brutality on peaceful rallies ... read..


CPI-M Polit Bureau condemn " Brutal Attack on Protesters In Kolkata"
Kolkata | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) today strongly condemned the "police brutality" unleashed against peaceful protesters in the city and Howrah on way to Nabanna cholo. " Over 900 protesters were grievously injured and over a hun ... read..


CBI court issues production warrant against former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin
Muzaffarpur | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Special CBI court issued production warrant against RJD strongman and former MP Mohammed Shahabuddin here today in connection with the infamous senior journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case. Accepting the petition of CBI Deputy Police Superintende ... read..


Congress flays Modi and Naveen for deliberately neglecting the farmers
Bhubaneswar | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
AICC Spokesperson Ajay Kumar today flayed both the NDA government at the centre led by Narendra Modi and the BJD government in Odisha led by Naveen Patnaik for deliberately neglecting the farmers. Talking to newsmen here Mr.Kumar said both Mr.Modi a ... read..


Sushama Swaraj urged to open seven Passport Seva Kendra in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan has requested the External Affairs Minister Sushama Swaraj to open seven more Post Office Passport Seva Kendra (POPSKs) in Odisha to cater to the growing demands of various segments of pe ... read..


NDMA conducts training programme for CBRN emergencies
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
A training programme being conducted by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) began here today to improve the preparedness of Parliament House Complex (PHC) security staff to respond to CBRN emergencies, encompassing threats emanating from the ... read..


Cong, Rahul say BJP ruled states descending into chaos, allege that NDA targetting those with different views, different ideologies
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Expressing concern over the lynching of six persons by villagers in Jharkhand a few days ago, the Congress today said that BJP ruled states were descending into chaos and lawlessness and alleged that the NDA Government at the Centre was targetting those w ... read..


Centre's ruling party getting goons, firearms into Bengal: Mamata (Lead)
Bolpur (West Bengal) | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday accused the Centre's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party of getting goons into the state as well as firearms from Bihar's Munger and ordered the police to step up vigilance. ... read..


UP recommends CBI probe into IAS officer's death
Lucknow | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the mysterious death of Karnataka cadre Indian Administrative Service officer Anurag Tiwari. ... read..


Major in 'human shield' incident gets Army chief's commendation card (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
An Indian Army Major who was involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to the front of a jeep to ward off stone pelters in Kashmir Valley has been awarded the Army Chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday. ... read..


No public support for Congress: Smriti Irani
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Union Minister Smriti Irani on Monday slammed Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for alleging there was chaos and lawlessness in BJP-ruled states like Uttar Pradesh and said there was "no public support" for Congress. ... read..


Parrikar orders closure of old, unused bridges in Goa
Panaji | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Days after three persons died when a foot-bridge collapsed in South Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday ordered the closure and barricading of all old, unused bridges in the state, as well as their safety audit. ... read..


Rajnath launches Yearbook written by Home Secretary
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here on Monday launched the "India 2017" Yearbook, a compilation of current affairs for the aspirants preparing for civil services and other competitive examination, written by Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi. ... read..


Paresh Rawal rakes up Twitter storm over Arundhati Roy tweet
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bollywood actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Paresh Rawal raked up a Twitter storm when he took to the micro-blogging site to post a seemingly out-of-context tweet that conveyed the idea of 'tying' noted writer Arundhati Roy to an Army jeep, drawin ... read..


CBI registers case against Chotta Rajan's aide
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a case against Chotta Rajan's aide Mukund Kanhailal Patel after he confessed to have worked for the gangster. ... read..


Centre requisitions 15 more Army teams for currency verification
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Centre on Monday requisitioned 15 more teams of the Army for currency verification and processing system machines. ... read..


Paswan indisposed, Radha Mohan gets additional charge of Food Ministry
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Union Minister of Food and Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan is indisposed and is undergoing treatment abroad. ... read..


Delhi has lowest maximum May 22 temperature in six year (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Delhi on Monday recorded at 29.4 degree Celsius -- 11 notches below the season's average -- one of the coolest days in May and the lowest maximum temperature for the day in six years. ... read..


Kerala CM withdraws from book release event of top police official
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday decided against attending a function to release a book by a serving top Kerala Police official that has lavished praise on the Left leader. ... read..


NHRC issues notice to DGP Jharkhand over mob lynching
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Monday took suo motu cognizance of a media report on mob lynching of seven persons on suspicion of being child kidnappers. ... read..


Biennial Rajya Sabha elections deferred
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Keeping in view of the upcoming Presidential elections and the June 3 hacking challenge to political parties, the Election Commission on Monday deferred biennial Rajya Sabha elections for 10 seats in Goa, West Bengal and Gujarat, which were scheduled to t ... read..


National-level shooter's husband charged of forceful conversion
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a chargesheet against the husband and mother-in-law of national-level shooter Tara Sahdev for allegedly forcing her to convert to Islam. ... read..


CBI seeks permission to examine Shahabuddin in Rajdev Ranjan murder case
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday moved an application for seeking the court's permission to examine jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Mohammad Shahabuddin in connection with the murder of Siwan journalist Rajdev Ranjan. ... read..


Modi government's economic report card portends promising future
New Delhi [India] | May 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The economic report card of the Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government portends promising future. ... read..


Nagaland observes International Day for Biological diversity
Kohima | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Nagaland State Biodiversity Board celebrated the International Day for Biological diversity today at the Capital Convention Centre in Kohima here. Addressing the gathering, the Principal Chief Conservator of Forest (PCCF) I Panger Jamir mentioned th ... read..


NIA chargesheet leads to conviction of 15 for terror funding in Assam
Guwahati | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
A special court here today convicted all 15 chargesheeted people, including former militants and government servants, in the first two cases taken by NIA, which pertained to terror funding. The Court of Robin Phukan held 13 accused in the first cas ... read..


Nagaland social activist appeals Naga society to approach future to move ahead
Kohima | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Noted social activist Niketu Iralu has appealed to the Naga people 'approach the future with an ideal perspective if at all the Naga people were to move ahead as a people and society.' Addressing a seminar themed 'sustainable developmentthe futu ... read..


Woman hacks to death near Dimapur, husband absconding
Kohima | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
In a gruesome incident, one woman was hacked to death near Dimapur town at New Chumukedima Village on the night of Saturday last. According to Dimapur police sources, the victim succumbed to her injuries at a hospital in Chumukedima, where she was ... read..


Jharkhand mob lynching case: NHRC issues notice to DGP
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Taking suo motu cognisance of media report that seven persons were allegedly lynched by mob on suspicion of being child kidnappers in Jharkhand, the National Human Rights Commission today issued a notice to the state Director General of Police and asked ... read..


Radha Mohan Singh assigned additional charge of Food & consumer affairs due to indisposition of Ramvilas Paswan
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh was today given additional charge of the Ministry for Food and Consumer Affairs due to the indisposition of Mr Ram Vilas Paswan, a Rashtrapati Bhawan communique said. '' The President of India, as advised b ... read..


Light rain brings down temperature in Delhi, max plummets to 29.4 Deg C
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
Light rains today brought considerable relief for Delhiites from the hot weather of the past week, plummeting the maximum temperature to 29.4 Degree C, 11 Degree below normal. The light rains, which followed a heavily overcast sky since yesterday ... read..


CPI(M) condemns brutal attack on protesters in Kolkata
New Delhi | Monday, May 22 2017 IST
The Communist Party of India (Marxist) today strongly condemned the police ''brutality'' unleashed on peaceful protesters at the state government headquarters Nabanna in Kolkata claiming that more than 900 protesters were grievously injured and over 100 w ... read..


7 more Passport Seva Kendras sought for Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday urged the Centre to open seven more Post Office Passport Sewa Kendras (POPSKs) in Odisha. ... read..


Major involved in human shield incident gets Army chief's commendation card
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
An Indian Army Major involved in tying up a Kashmiri man to the front of a jeep to ward off stone pelters in the valley has been awarded the Army Chief's Commendation Card, Army sources said on Monday. ... read..


Rajya Sabha polls in Goa, Gujarat, Bengal rescheduled: EC
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Election Commission on Monday said the Rajya Sabha elections to be held in Goa, Gujarat and West Bengal on June 8 will be rescheduled, but did not give a date. ... read..


CPI-M demands apology from Mamata for 'police brutality'
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The CPI-M on Monday demanded the Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government apologise for the "police brutality" on Left protestors that left over 250 of them injured and also take action against the security personnel responsible. ... read..


Delhi's 'Bunty Chor' sentenced to 10 years in Kerala jail
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Delhi's notorious 'Bunty Chor', accused in over 500 burglaries across the country and nabbed by Kerala Police from Pune in January 2013, was on Monday sentenced by a local court to 10 years in jail. ... read..


IIT Kharagpur to help MP measure, enhance happiness
Kolkata | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology-Kharagpur will collaborate with the Madhya Pradesh government to chalk out a 'Happiness Index' for measuring the well-being of residents, an official said on Monday. ... read..


Parliament security staff undergo CBRN emergency training
New Delhi | Monday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Monday began a five-day training programme for Parliament House Complex (PHC) security staff to respond to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and/or Nuclear (CBRN) emergencies, an official said. ... read..


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