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Delhi Mahila Cong workers protest in front of Rahul's residence over irregularities in ticket distribution for MCD
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Activists of the Delhi Mahila Congress today protested outside the residence of Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi over alleged irregularities by DPCC chief Ajay Maken in ticket distribution for MCD election. Mr Gandhi assured the protestors that he wo ... read..


Nitish dubs Chhattisgarh's PDS as best in country
Raipur | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today praised his Chhattisgarh counterpart Dr Raman Singh for having the best Public Distribution System (PDS) in the country. "The computerised PDS system is the best in the country and most transparent as it provides de ... read..


Lion Safari of UP comes under new BJP govt scanner
Lucknow | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's pet Lion safari project in Etawah can come under scanner as Uttar Pradesh Forest, Environment and Zoo Minister Dara Singh Chauhan today said he is getting feedback from the officials regarding this project. "I ha ... read..


Gemstone ring worth Rs 5 crore looted in state capital
Patna | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Armed criminals looted a gemstone ring worth Rs 5 crore from the house of a retired bank officer in Nageshwar Colony under Kotwali police station area here today. Deputy Police Superintendent (Law and Order) Shibli Nomani told UNI here that four crimi ... read..


AIU recovers drugs worth Rs. 1.47 crore at Mumbai airport
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) personnel on Sunday intercepted a passenger holding South African passport with 4.9 kg of methaqualone at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai. ... read..


All secular parties should unite against BJP: Lalu
Patna (Bihar) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bluntly showing his opposition for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday said all secular parties should unite against the saffron party which is trying to divide the nation. ... read..


A mosque can be demolished, but not temple: Swamy
Patna (Bihar) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Putting forward his arguments in favour of building Ram Temple in Ayodhya, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Sunday said a mosque can be demolished but a temple cannot because the God resides there. ... read..


Yogi asks BJP workers not to seek contractual work in govt sector
Gorakhpur | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Stick on development agenda while taking a step against nepotism, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi today asked his party workers not to opt for contractual work in government sector. "I appeal to the party workers and family members of law mak ... read..


Non-veg crisis in UP
Lucknow | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh is facing the non-veg crisis, after the BJP government ordered crackdown on illegal slaughter houses and meat shops. The decision that even pushed carnivorous animals in zoo and Lions in the state's only Lion Safari close to starvation. ... read..


Manish Pandey helped India B to Deodhar Trophy Final
Visakhapatnam | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Manish Pandey struck a century as India B sealed a place in the final of the Deodhar Trophy, after quelling a spirited challenge from Tamil Nadu by 32 runs, in the Limited Overs Cricket Tournament at YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium here toda ... read..


Six member of BJP leader's family drown, one die
Bulandshahar | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Six members of a BJP leader's family drowned while bathing in Ganga, four of them were rescued, while one died and search for one another was on. Police sources said here that BJP District President Bhagwan Singh Singhal's three sons Lavlesh (30), Madhur ... read..


Man held with gold worth Rs 7.72 lakh at Jammu Airport
Jammu | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
A man carrying gold worth Rs 7.72 lakh to evade tax was today held at Jammu Airport, by the police during frisking. In view of the increased alertness of anti-hijacking police, security staff detected one passenger Suhail Mir, son of Abdul Qayoom ... read..


Togadia demands subsidies for Hindus at par with Muslims
Ahmedabad | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Vishwa Hindu Parishad President Pravin Togadia today demanded the government to allocate to Hindus all subsidies and grants it gives to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else stop all relief to the minorities. Addressing a Hindu sammelan at the ... read..


50 kg Sea Cucumbers seized, 2 held
Thoothukudi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
The Forest department and Marine police seized 50 kg Sea Cucumbers, an endangered marine species and arrested two persons in this connection at Muthammal Colony, here today. Police said acting on a tip-off, a joint team comprising Forest department offi ... read..


Send unequivocal, unambiguous message to Lanka to stop fishermen arrests : CM to PM
Chennai | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Appealing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send out a firm, clear, unequivocal and unambiguous message to Sri Lanka to stop the arrests of fishermen, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami urged the Centre to take necessary steps to secure t ... read..


Mah young scientists make place in world competition Google Lunar X Prize
Kolhapur | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Three young scientists from the city have made their place in the world competition "Google Lunar X Prize" with the idea of an "Electrostatic Active Radiation Shield" (EARS). In a statement, Anand Agalgaonkar, founder of Kutuhul Foundation, said the team ... read..


Sushma comes out to help foreign national facing trouble in India
Kolkata | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Union Minister for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has once again come out to help a foreign national facing trouble in India. A German patient, Holzer Dieter Siegeried, was cured of a lung disease at SSKM Hospital hospital in the city and n ... read..


No compromise on territorial integrity : CM
Imphal | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Chief Minister N Biren Singh today said the territorial integrity of Manipur will be protected at all cost. The expansionist policy of some organisations are threatening the territorial integrity of Manipur and some other neighbouring states. M ... read..


Pradhan demands transparent probe into Swargadwar crematorium land scam
Puri | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Union Minister of state for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan today demanded a transparent probe into the Swrgadwar crematorium land grab scam. Addressing a public meeting on Digi Dhan yojna at Saradhabali grounds here, Mr Pradhan said Swar ... read..


Mamata greets people of Bangladesh on their I-Day
Kolkata | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today greeted the people of Bangladesh on their Independence Day. "My heartiest greetings to all my brothers and sisters of Bangladesh on the occasion of Independence Day," Ms Banerjee tweeted. The Independence Day o ... read..


Prime accused in series of ATM theft cases in Odisha held, sent to jail
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
In a major breakthrough in ATM theft cases in Odisha, the Commissionerate of police have arrested prime accused Ajaya Choudhary from Uttarakhand. A special team of Commissionerate of police has apprehended him from Uttarakhand after raids in Uttar Pr ... read..


Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav travels in bus alone from terminal to aircraft
Patna | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
BJP MP from Madhubani in Bihar Hukumdeo Narayan Yadav created a flutter today when he travelled alone in a bus from Jai Prakash Narain International Airport terminal to a Delhi bound aircraft leaving other co-passengers in a lurch. Mr Yadav, conside ... read..


Delhi experiences a warm weekend, maximum temp surges to 35.2 deg C
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Delhiites experienced a warm day today with maximum temperature recorded at 35.2 degree Celsius, three notches above normal. The minimum temperature settled at 20.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal. The temperature has been constantly rising ove ... read..


Diversity of India is its identity as well as its strength: PM
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Joining in the Ugadi Milan celebrations in the capital today, Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasized that diversity of India is its identity as well as its strength. The event was hosted by Information and Broadcasting minister, M Venkaiah Naidu at his ... read..


PM addresses Brahma Kumaris family via video conferencing
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, today appreciated the work done by the Brahma Kumaris institution in many fields, including in solar energy. Addressing the 80th anniversary celebrations of the Brahma Kumaris family, via video conferencing, the PM ... read..


Heatwave conditions in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Heatwave condition prevailed in Odisha with eight places recording above 40 degree Celsius on Sunday. ... read..


'Non-BJP parties should accept Nitish as leader'
Patna | Sunday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Bihar's ruling JD-U on Sunday urged all non-BJP parties, including the Congress, to accept the leadership of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to challenge the party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


Togadia demands subsidies for Hindus, like Muslims (Lead)
Ahmedabad | Sunday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday demanded that the government should stop all subsidies provided to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else provide similar grants to Hindus. ... read..


Death threat to Kejriwal 'well-orchestrated': AAP
New Delhi | Sunday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The AAP on Sunday alleged that the death threats to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other party leaders were issued as part of a "well-orchestrated" conspiracy and asked Home Minister Rajnath Singh to take action. ... read..


Inter-state ATM theft gang busted in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Odisha Police on Sunday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang of ATM looters, with the arrest of a main accused from Uttarakhand. ... read..


Congress questions freedom of speech in PM Modi's 'Mann ki Baat'
New Delhi [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hitting back at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress on Sunday questioned as to why the young citizens of the country are arrested for executing freedom of speech online or on social media like Facebook. ... read..


PM Modi asks Brahma Kumaris to spread use of digital transactions
New Delhi [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Extending his greetings on Cheti Chand and Samvatsar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday asked the Brahma Kumaris to spread the use of digital transactions. ... read..


WB: DRI seizes Rs. 1.6 crore of gold biscuits
Siliguri (West Bengal) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) personnel on Saturday night seized gold worth Rs. 1.6 crore at New Jalpaiguri railway station. ... read..


Formidable TU142M aircraft of Navy to call it a day on March 29
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
The most formidable Long Range Maritime Patrol aircraft of the Indian Navy TU142M will call it a day on March 29 after 29 years of service. The aircraft would be formally de-inducted by Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, ADC, Chief of the Naval Staff at a ... read..


Dharamsala Test: India 248/6 at stumps on day 2, in reply to Australia's 300
Dharamsala | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
India were 248/6 after 91 overs in their first innings on day two of the fourth and final test, in reply to Australia's 300 here today. India trail by 52 runs with 4 wickets remaining in the first innings. The match has become intense as both the teams wi ... read..


Jammu Press Club writes to CM, seeks pension scheme for working journalists
Jammu | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Press Club of Jammu, in a letter addressed to the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, has sought introduction of pension scheme for the working journalists of the state as they have no financial security. Taking initiative for the cause of working and accredi ... read..


UP CM instructs to bring more transparency in development work
Gorakhpur | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi today instructed, to bring more transparency in development works to concern officers. Mr Yogi started his day at 0330 hours in the morning and offered prayers at Gorakhdham temple. After that he fed fishes at ... read..


Man tries to self-immolate in front of Gorakhnath Mutt
Gorakhpur | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh Police today arrested a man who tried to immolate self in premises of Gorakhnath temple while the Mahant (head priest) of temple and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was inside the temple. Sources said that during a programme in ... read..


Three of a family commits suicide
Kurnool | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Three members of a family allegedly committed suicide by hanging themselves from the ceiling fans in a cottage in Mantralayam, today. Inspector of police Nageswara Rao told media that the deceased Sharavanan (42), his younger sister Shanthi (28) and he ... read..


TDP leaders misbehave with Commissioner, CM reprimands
Vijayawada | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today reprimanded the Telugu Desam Party leaders for their excessive behaviour with Transport Commissioner Subramanyam. Vijayawada MP Kesineni Srinivas, MLA Bonda Umamaheswara Rao and MLC Buddha Venk ... read..


SP, BSP should unite to quell BJP: Lalu
Patna | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today asked Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) to unite a la RJD-JD(U) unity to finish off BJP. "UP mein Mayawati aur Mulayam ek ho jayen. Bihar mein humlog ek hain. BJP ka sara tamasha khatam ho jayega (Mayawat ... read..


Ram temple would be built in Ayodhya: Swamy
Patna | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy today affirmed that Ram temple would be built in Ayodhya through a legislation if bilateral talks failed to yield a positive result. "The Central government will enact a law next year when BJP will get a majority in Rajya Sab ... read..


Ex-MLA Wokshing Phom passes away
Kohima | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Nagaland Legislative Assembly Speaker Imtiwapang Aier expressed shock over the demise of former Nagaland legislator Wokshing Phom, who passed away in a hospital in Dimapur today after a brief illness. He was 80 and is survived by his wife, four sons ... read..


Age old "Danda nata" fervour grips Ganjam
Berhampur | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
It's Danda Nata time in Ganjam district and the rhythm of the drums, cymbals and conch shells reverberated in the air. The dance is performed in Ganjam and some other districts in the month of 'Chaitra' and boasts of a pristine heritage. It be ... read..


Exploitation of nature will be detrimental for humankind, nature should be nurtured: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Home minister Rajnath Singh today said nature should not be exploited but nurtured for the well being of the human kind. Mr Singh was addressing at the 'World Environment Conference', organised by the National Green Tribunal here today. He said,'' When N ... read..


Rajnath briefed on security situation in Assam
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
The security situation in Assam was today reviewed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal. Mr Singh was briefed about the steps taken by the state government to check insurgency and maintain security along the Indo- ... read..


Why can't Hindus get subsidies like Muslims, asks Togadia
Ahmedabad | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia on Sunday demanded that the government should stop all subsidies provided to Muslims from money of Hindu tax payers or else provide similar grants to Hindus. ... read..


Allow us to build Ram temple, Swamy tells Muslims
Patna | Sunday, 2017 7:15:04 PM IST
BJP MP Subramanian Swamy on Sunday urged Muslims to hand over their part of the land in Ayodhya to help the construction of a grand Ram temple there. ... read..


Old explosives destroyed in MP ordnance factory: Official (Lead)
Jabalpur | Sunday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
A series of explosions at the ordanance factory at Khamaria here destroyed only old stored explosives and ammunition, a senior official said on Sunday. ... read..


Uttarakhand Assembly: Indira Hridayesh elected as Leader of Oppn
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Congress veteran and MLA Indira Hridayesh was on Sunday elected as the Leader of Opposition in Uttarakhand Assembly. ... read..


Gayatri thanks PM Modi for acknowledging problem, urges govt. to take prompt action
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Thanking Prime Minister Narendra Modi for addressing the problem raised by Gayatri in her phone message, the class 11 student said it was the fault of both people and the government for this ever-increasing problem of garbage. ... read..


Terrorism poses great challenge to humanity: PM Modi
New Delhi [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday called upon the nation to fight against the evil of terrorism, saying that it has posed a great challenge to humanity. ... read..


Talk not with Pakistan, but people of Kashmir to solve crisis: Dehlavi
Jammu | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Asserting that radical groups should be kept aside, Chairman Anjuman Minhaj-e-Rasool Maulana Athar Dehlavi today advocated for talks with people of Kashmir comprising every stakeholder but not with Pakistan by keeping the radical forces away. "What Pakis ... read..


Koil Alwar Tirumanajanam on Mar 28
Tirumala | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
In connection with Sri Hemalambi Nama Samvatsara Telugu Ugadi on March 29, Koil Alwar Tirumanajanam, the temple cleansing activity will be observed in Tirumala Temple on March 28. The main purpose of performing Koil Alwar Tirumanjanam is purificati ... read..


Snag in timing equipment forces cancellation of races, champions announced based on 1st round results
Chennai | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
As a technical failure in the timing equipment imported from the US, forced the cancellation of today's second and third (final) rounds of the MMSC-FMSCI Indian National Drag Racing Championship here, the title winners were declared on the basis of th ... read..


Elephant census to be taken up in Odisha from May 8
Balasore | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
An elephant census to enumerate the number of jumbos using both direct sighting and indirect method will be undertaken across Odisha between May 8 and 12 next. For the first time, the indirect method would be used in the census by sighting the dung a ... read..


Sonowal discusses Assam issues with Rajnath
Guwahati | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal had a detailed discussion with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on a gamut of security and other important issues concerning the state and its people at the latter's official residence in New Delhi today. In course ... read..


BSF on high alert along Indo-Bangla border
Shillong | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) is on high alert along the Indo-Bangla border following twin explosions in Bangladesh's Sylhet city, an official said today At least six people, including two police officials, died and scores wounded in two bomb blast ... read..


Tripura tribal opposition receives jolt, IPFT chief expelled 7 leaders
Agartala | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Two days after announcement of his suspension from the party for accepting money from BJP, Indigenous Peoples Front of (IPFT) President N C Debbarma today expelled seven leaders of the party on charges of anti-party activities. The expelled leaders in ... read..


Hizbul commander killed in J&K shootout (Lead)
Srinagar | Sunday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
A wanted commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen was among the two militants shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district after a brief gunfight on Sunday, police said. ... read..


Hyderabad police foil protest over 'dharna chowk'
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Leaders and activists of the Left parties, the Telangana Joint Action Committee and other people's organisations were arrested here Sunday during a protest against shifting of 'dharna chowk', a long-time popular spot for staging protests. ... read..


Manipur territorial integrity will be protected, says CM
Imphal | Sunday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
Manipur Chief Minister N. Biren Singh said on Sunday the state's territorial integrity will be protected. ... read..


AI air hostess defends Gaikwad, says Shiv Sena MP pulled up Sukumar for misdemeanour
New Delhi [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Coming out in defence of Ravindra Gaikwad, who manhandled an Air India staff, an air hostess of the national airlines who was an eye witness to the incident on Sunday said that the Shiv Sena MP was only trying to pull up the duty manager for his misdemean ... read..


UP: Fatehgarh Jail Superintendent injured as prisoners protest demanding better amenities
Farrukhabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Fatehgarh Jail Superintendent and many other officials were on Sunday injured after the prisoners protested demanding better amenities. ... read..


Warning for cyclonic storm in Tripura
Agartala | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
The Meteorological officials today issued warning of cyclone for next 48 hours across Tripura accompanied by moderate shower and thunderstorm as a common occurrence of pre-monsoon. The forecast said stormed with wind speed over 50 km per hour is expe ... read..


'New India' is change in mindset of 125 crore Indians, says Modi
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today defined the 'New India' as change in mindset of 125 crore Indians. ''New India is not a government scheme or a matter of politics. It manifests the strength of each and every India, who will together create a ... read..


Credit rating of urban local bodies gain momentum
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
With the exercise of credit rating of cities and towns gaining momentum, 94 of the 500 cities included in Smart City Mission and Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) have obtained such ratings as a precursor to issuing Municipal ... read..


J-K: Two terrorists killed in Pulwama
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
At least two terrorists were killed when they had attacked a police search party in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. ... read..


Pranavananda Swami files complaint against Kamal Hassan over remarks on Mahabharata
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Pranavananda Swami from Basaveshwara Mutt on Sunday filed a police complaint against actor Kamal Hassan, alleging the latter of insulting Mahabharata. ... read..


UP: Govt. officer shoots dog for barking at him
Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a horrific incident in Uttar Pradesh, a government officer shot dead a dog for barking at him and at his dog at Moradabad's Kashiram Nagar. ... read..


OPEC, non-OPEC committee recommends extending output cut by six months
KUWAIT | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
A joint committee of ministers from OPEC and non-OPEC oil producers recommended extending by six months a global deal to reduce oil output, a draft press release from their meeting on Sunday showed. OPEC and rival oil producers are meeting in Kuwait to re ... read..


China will open more to investors, but others must be fair -c.bank chief
* Governor: Chinese firms should get fair treatment abroad * Says awaiting US decision on moving to trade | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
China will substantially cut the number of sectors closed to foreign investment, its central bank governor said on Sunday. But Zhou Xiochuan of the People's Bank of China (PBOC) also said that as his country opens wider, "we want China to get fair treatme ... read..


Septuagenarian Kerala Minister resigns over obscene talk
Kozhikode | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
In a major embarrassment to the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) Government in Kerala, Transport Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader A K Saseendran today tendered his resignation from the Pinarayi Vijayan Cabinet after allegations o ... read..


Govt studied areas of disparity in development: Meghalaya CM
Resubelpara | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma said his government has studied all the areas of disparity in development across the State and had taken steps to create new police stations, blocks and sub-divisions according to priority. However, he said ... read..


Sexual allegation: Kerala Minister Saseendran resigns
Kozhikode | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
In a major embarrassment to CPI (M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government in Kerala, Transport Minister and Nationalist Congress Party leader A K Saseendran today tendered his resignation from Pinarayi Vijayan Cabinet following alleged sexual all ... read..


Two Nurses suspended
Hyderabad | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Two Staff nurses were suspended in Gandhi Hospital for being inattentive in discharging their duty. The nurses administered injections, which is expired to 15 children in the hospital yesterday who are facing some health complications. Reac ... read..


SRM's biggest dual mosaic portraits enter Indian Book of Records
Chennai | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Students of Rubik's club of SRM University today created a new record by making biggest dual mosaic portraits of late Indian Astronaut Kalpana Chawla and Taj Mahal, the the ivory-white marble mausoleum at Agra. The students, under the guidance of the ... read..


3rd meeting of G-20 framework working group to be held at Varanasi on March 28 and 29
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
The 3rd G-20 Framework Working Group (FWG) Meeting under the G-20 German Presidency is being co-hosted by Department of Economic Affairs, Finance Ministry, and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Varanasi on March 28 and 29. The first two G 20 FWG mee ... read..


Two militants killed in J&K
Srinagar | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Two Hizbul Mujahideen militants were killed on Sunday after a brief gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, police said. ... read..


TDP lawmakers apologise for misbehaving with official
Vijayawada | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
TDP MP Kesineni Nani and MLA Bonda Uma on Sunday apologised to Andhra Pradesh State Transport Commissioner N. Bala Subramanyam for allegedly misbehaving with him. ... read..


Kerala minister quits over sleaze talk, denies wrongdoing (Lead)
Kozhikode | Sunday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Kerala Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran resigned on Sunday after an audio emerged in which he is heard having a lewd conversation with a woman on phone. ... read..


Kerala Transport Minister resigns over sexual harassment charges
Trivandrum (Kerala) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Kerala Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran on Sunday resigned following charges of sexual harassment. ... read..


Jabalpur ordnance factory fire gutted Only old materials
Jabalpur | Sunday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
The fire at the ordnance factory in Jabalpur did not have any effect on India's inventory as only old materials were gutted, Defence Ministry sources said on Sunday. ... read..


I was born in Karachi but was disciplined, educated by RSS: LK Advani
Mount Abu (Rajasthan) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) veteran leader L.K. Advani on Sunday said he was born in Karachi but learnt discipline and got education from Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). ... read..


About time Kejriwal stops fooling Delhi's public: BJP
New Delhi [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Taking a jibe at the Aam Admi Party (AAP), Bharatiya Janata Party leader (BJP) Shazia Ilmi on Sunday advised Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to stop fooling public with his promises to abolish house tax while campaigning for the upcoming MCD elections. ... read..


Third meeting of G-20 framework working group to be held on Mar. 28-29
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The third G-20 Framework Working Group (FWG) Meeting under the G-20 German Presidency is being co-hosted by Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in Varanasi on March 28 and 29. ... read..


Militants ransack police officer's house in Kashmir
Srinagar | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Militants ransacked the house of a police officer in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district and drove off with his son and nephew in his car before freeing the youngsters and torching the vehicle, police said. ... read..


Kerala minister quits over sleaze talk
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
Kerala Transport Minister A.K. Saseendran resigned on Sunday after an audio emerged in which he is heard having a lewd conversation with a woman on phone. ... read..


Gorakhpur: Farmer tries to immolate himself, demands loan waiver
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bending to the pressure of massive loans, a farmer tried to take his life by immolating himself outside Gorakhnath Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur today, but was rescued by the locals. ... read..


Lucknow: Meat committee goes on indefinite strike against slaughter house ban
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a protest against ban on the illegal slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh, the chicken and mutton Mandi Committee has called for an indefinite strike in Lucknow. ... read..


Undeterred from attack on his PSO, Muslim Cleric swears to continue flaying 'Pak sponsored terrorism'
New Delhi [India] | March 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Mar 26 (ANL): Asserting that he will not deter from condemning Pakistan sponsored terrorism, Maulana Syed Athar Dehlavi, a Delhi-based Muslim cleric whose Personal Security Officer (PSO) was attacked by terrorists late last night on Sun ... read..


Delhi experiences warm day, min rises to 20.8 deg C
New Delhi | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Delhi today experienced a warm day with the minimum temperature settling at 20.8 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal. Delhiites woke up to a clear morning today. Though morning was pleasant, a bright Sunlight during the day led to rise in mercury. ... read..


Dharamsala Test: India 153/2 at Tea vs Australia
Dharamsala | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Resuming the post-lunch session from 64/1, India added another 89 runs in the afternoon session to reach 153/2 at Tea-break on the second day of the fourth Test at the HPCA stadium here this afternoon. After the India batters added another 44 runs in the ... read..


Undertrial prisoner dies during treatment
Patna | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
A 75-year-old undertrial prisoner who was lodged in Beur Model Central Jail died during treatment here today. Beur Jail Superintendent Rupak Kumar said here that the undertrial prisoner Chandraket Singh, who was lodged in the jail November last under NDP ... read..


Seminar on Clean Election held in Dimapur
Kohima | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
A seminar on clean election was held at SM College in Dimapur yesterday, organised by the Dimapur Urban Council Chairmen Federation (DUCCF) and the Against Corruption and Unabated Taxation (ACAUT) Nagaland. According to a statement the Resource person, Pa ... read..


Young girl commits suicide after family's opposition to her love affair
Patna | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
A 19-year-old girl hanged herself to death when family members opposed her affair with a youth at Budhara village under Athmalgola police station area in the district. Police said here today that the girl identified as Puja Kumar (19), hanged herself to ... read..


Dattatreya launches 'Jan Suraksha' vans
Hyderabad | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya today launched Mobile Clinic (Jan Suraksha) vans to provide quality healthcare facilities to the Insured Persons (IPs) where the ESIC dispensaries are not availa ... read..


Telangana, Andhra Governor holds meeting on post-bifurcation issues
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
E.S.L. Narasimhan, who is joint Governor for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, on Sunday held a meeting with ministers and officials of the two Telugu states to sort out pending issues arising from bifurcation of Andhra Pradesh in 2014. ... read..


Indian Navy to de-induct long-range patrol aircraft TU142M
Chennai | Sunday, 2017 2:45:04 PM IST
The Indian Navy is preparing for de-induction of TU142M long-range maritime patrol aircraft after its 29 years of service, it was officially announced here on Sunday. ... read..


Pondy LG visits Children Home
Puducherry | Sunday, Mar 26 2017 IST
Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi today visited the Children Home at Kalapet and the Muthialpet police station. According to a Rajnivas statement, the LG who left the Rajnivas on her bicycle went to the Children Home Kalapet here where she al ... read..


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