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BJP will win big in Bengal in the 2019 General elections: Amit Shah
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP national president Amit Shah today said that his party will win big in Bengal in the 2019 General elections. Mr Shah visited Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's constituency Bhawanipore to carry on his party's expansion drive ... read..


India to help Sri Lanka build roads in Jaffna
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:06 PM IST
India has agreed to help develop the road infrastructure in Sri Lanka's Jaffna region, official sources said on Wednesday. ... read..


MHRD stresses on 'Early Language and Literacy'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:06 PM IST
The Human Resource Development Ministry has stressed the importance of all seven principles mentioned in a position paper on 'Early Language and Literacy' commissioned by CARE India and USAID last year. ... read..


Congress for law to provide compensation to martyrs' kin
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:06 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday asked the government to bring a legislation to provide compensation of Rs one crore to families of security and defence personnel killed while fighting anti-national elements. ... read..


30 polluting units to be shut around Bengaluru lake
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:06 PM IST
The Karnataka State Pollution Control Board (KSPCB) on Wednesday ordered closure of 30 polluting industries around the Bellandur lake in the city's south-east suburb for its restoration. ... read..


India supports 'expanded role' of Russia in global affairs (Lead)
Moscow | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:06 PM IST
Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said India supports a greater role by Russia in global affairs as well as in "our shared neighbourhood" in view of growing terrorism which "remains the primary concern for peaceful countries". ... read..


IAF chopper damaged while landing in Chhattisgarh
Jagdalpur/Raipur | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:06 PM IST
A helicopter of the Indian Air Force was damaged on Wednesday while landing in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, but the two crew and five CRPF personnel had a providential escape, the police said. ... read..


Modi talks of strictest action against corrupt railway officials
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:06 PM IST
Reviewing the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances related to the Railways, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that "strictest possible action" will be taken against railway officials found guilty of corruption. ... read..


Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack (Third Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as the new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. ... read..


Congress bereft of ideology, can't run multi-party democracy: Shah
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
Attacking the Congress and its offshoots for being without a specific ideology of their own, BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday said a multi-party democracy like India cannot be run by outfits lacking in ideology. ... read..


Applying new strategy in anti-Maoist operations: CRPF DG
Raipur | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
In the wake of death of 25 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the force's acting chief Sudeep Lakhtakia on Wednesday said a new strategy in anti-Maoist operations will be adopted and mistakes analysed. ... read..


Ajay Maken, Chako resign from Congress posts (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken and P.C. Chacko, in charge of Congress affairs in Delhi, on Wednesday resigned from their posts, owning moral responsibility for the party's defeat in the city's civic polls. ... read..


84 IAS officers transferred in UP; Noida, Ghaziabad get new DMs
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
In by far the biggest reshuffle of IAS officials in Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government late on Wednesday transferred 84 IAS officers, including 38 district magistrates. Among the DMs shifted out include those of Lucknow, Mainpuri, Etawah, Kanna ... read..


Sukma attack casts a long shadow on BJP's MCD win
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
As the results of the April 23 voting for the three municipal corporation elections poured in on Wednesday, the party supporters did not break into a rapturous celebration, as is the normal practice, due to the Monday killing of 25 CRPF men in Chhattisgar ... read..


BJP returns fire on Akhilesh's charge of 'poor law and order' in UP
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hit back at Samajwadi Party (SP) President and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his remarks on the Yogi Adityanath government that law and order in the state is poor. ... read..


CPI-M to publicly censure minister for his 'curt remarks'
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
Even as Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan continues to publicly defend his party and Cabinet colleague Power Minister M.M. Mani, the state secretariat of CPI-M on Wednesday decided to publicly censure Mani for his "curt remarks" on women plantation w ... read..


AAP bites dust in its own strongholds
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The BJP's victory sweep in the civic polls saw most Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) ministers fail to ensure victory for the AAP candidates in their own constituencies. ... read..


BJP chief misguided people of Bengal: Amit Mitra
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Senior West Bengal Minister Amit Mitra on Wednesday dismissed as a "blatant and motivated attempt to distort the truth" BJP National President Amit Shah's allegations that the state was a poor performer in development indices. ... read..


Denying tickets to sitting councillors worked well for BJP (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The BJP's decision to deny tickets to its sitting councillors proved a master stroke for the party, which swept the Delhi civic polls on Wednesday for the third time in a row. ... read..


Helicopter carrying CoBRA commandos crash-lands, five injured
Sukma (Chhattisgarh) | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A helicopter carrying CoBRA commandos crash-landed at Chintagufa in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. ... read..


Yogi Adityanath led-govt. transfers 84 IAS officers
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Uttar Pradesh Government on Wednesday transferred 84 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers including 37 District Magistrates. ... read..


Met office forecast rain, thundershowers in HP
Shimla | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
The India Meteorological Department has forecast rain or thundershowers in parts of Himachal Pradesh in the mid-hills and rain or snowfall in the parts of high reaches. Weather was mainly pleasant and partly cloudy during the last 24 hrs while few parts o ... read..


NCP's Pawar meets Congress chief on presidential polls
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday called on Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss a joint opposition candidate for the coming presidential election. ... read..


Delhi municipal poll verdict adds to BJP's political momentum
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party's emphatic victory in the Delhi civic polls has added to the party's political momentum as it seeks to expand its base in traditionally weak areas and prepares for upcoming electoral challenges. ... read..


Ajmer court annuls child marriage after 18 years
Ajmer | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
A family court in Ajmer, Rajasthan, on Wednesday annulled a child marriage that was held about 18 years ago when the girl was only two and a half years old. ... read..


Swaraj India fails to open account in Delhi civic polls
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India, which was formed six months ago, has failed to impress Delhi voters as the fledgling party has not won even a single ward in the city's municipal elections held on Sunday. ... read..


SC poser: Can it restrain Parliament from linking Aadhaar with PAN
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday raised a poser whether it can "restrain Parliament" from passing a law linking Aadhaar with PAN for filing income tax returns even though the government has in the past given an undertaking that possessing Aadhaar card was v ... read..


Willing to sit with Kejriwal to discuss betterment of Delhi: Tiwari (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:06 PM IST
Delhi BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Tuesday said the people of Delhi have rejected the "politics of lies and negativity" by handing the party victory in the civic polls and said he was willing to sit and discuss with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal h ... read..


EC says EVM's are tamper proof
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Delhi State Election Commissioner S. K. Srivastava on Wednesday said all Electronic Voting Machine's (EVM's) were tamper-proof and there was no doubt about the results in the Municipals polls. ... read..


Man reacts calmly even after seeing his girlfriend sleeping with someone else
London [UK] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Generally, when a guy sees his girlfriend sleeping with someone else, he yells, fights and creates a scene out of it, but unlike this, a US citizen reacted calmly in a bizarre way. ... read..


Kerala CM vehicle not to have red beacon
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Kerala cabinet on Wednesday decided to remove the red beacon from Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's vehicle and other government owned vehicles too. ... read..


MHA clarifies on reports over Sukma Naxal attack
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued a clarification on reports over the recent Sukma Naxal attack. ... read..


SC calls for statutory regime to regulate state-funded NGOs (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government to consider putting in place a statutory regime to regulate registration, funding, compliance and audit of the NGOs getting state support. ... read..


Sustaining higher education a major challenge: President
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:05 PM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said sustaining and reinvigorating higher education has become a major challenge, especially in public institutions. ... read..


Why AAP's claim of EVM tampering isn't tenable
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Were EVMs really rigged to ensure the BJP's win in Delhi civic polls as alleged by the AAP? ... read..


Punjab orders crackdown on private medical, dental colleges
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday ordered a crackdown on private medical and dental colleges in the state, warning them to either mend ways or shut shop. ... read..


Delhi HC seeks report on missing speech, hearing impaired woman
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday took suo motu cognizance of a media report which said that a 21-year-old speech and hearing impaired woman has been missing from Adarsh Nagar Metro Station here since April 21. ... read..


"We want to live and live with dignity," says transgender activist
Kolkata | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
The US Consulate General today organised an event Sathrangi to showcase the handicraft and dancing talents of the state's transgender community at the American Center here. On the occasion, the US Consulate General, Craig Hall, said: "Like India, trans ... read..


Dinakaran held on charges of attempting to bribe EC officials: Delhi police
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
AIADMK leader TTV Dinakaran has been arrested on charges of attempting to bribe officials of Election Commission to get favourable order in his petition to party's 'two leaves' symbol, a police official told a press conference here today. The off ... read..


MCD polls: BJP hits hat-trick in MCD, wins 183 seats
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
The BJP today hit a hat-trick by annexing 183 out of 270 seats to the three civic bodies while Aam Aadmi Party is on the second spot with 47 seats and Congress relegated to the third spot with only 29 seats. The BSP however bagged three seats whil ... read..


MCD polls: AAP state convenor Dilip Pandey resigns
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Aam Aadmi Party Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey today resigned from the post following AAP's debacle in the MCD polls and asked party chief Arvind Kejriwal to appoint someone else. "I have resigned from the post of AAP Delhi Convenor, conveye ... read..


No point blaming EVM for MCD rout, says Prashant Bhushan to AAP
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Prashant Bhushan, once a close associate of Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, today took a dig at his party for allegedly blaming EVMs for AAP's rout in MCD and said the outcome of the polls is that they betrayed the promise of clean, transparent and ... read..


Delhiites continue to experience relief from hot weather, max temp drops to 38.2 deg C
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Delhi today continued to experience relief from hot weather of the past week with maximum temperature dropping 38.2 degree Celsius. It was a pleasant day with sky becoming partly cloudy post afternoon, maintaining the relief from hot weather of the past ... read..


Sheila Dikshit blames local leaders for Cong defeat in MCD polls
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Putting the blame on the leaders of the Delhi Pradesh Congress, including DPCC chief Ajay Maken, for the Congress debacle in the MCD polls, senior party leader and former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today said the campaign for the election as not ... read..


Pranab to shift to 10, Rajaji Marg after retirement
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
After his retirement in July this year, President Pranab Mukherjee will shift to his new official residence at 10, Rajaji Marg, an official in the Urban Development Ministry said today. Work is going on to make the bungalow available to the President af ... read..


AAP loses ground in Delhi, tough times ahead (News Analysis)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The AAP, which emerged as a major political force in Delhi's politics, will have a tough time ahead after facing a humiliating defeat in the city's municipal polls and it will now be a challenge for the party to keep its legislators united. ... read..


Delhi civic polls: Final tally
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday swept all the three municipal bodies of Delhi, returning a tally of 181 of the total 270 seats for which elections were held on April 23. ... read..


BSF seizes over two kg heroin in Punjab
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
BSF troopers on Wednesday seized over two kg of heroin, valued at more than Rs 10 crore in the international market, along the India-Pakistan border in Punjab, a BSF official said. ... read..


Family of Sukma martyr refuses Rs 5 lakh compensation
Patna | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The family of CRPF trooper Abhay Kumar, who was killed in an ambush by Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, on Wednesday refused to accept Rs 5 lakh as compensation announced by the Bihar government. ... read..


92 Congress, 38 AAP nominees lose deposits in Delhi civic polls
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
As many as 38 of the 270 Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidates and 92 of the Congress forfeited their security deposits in the Delhi civic polls, State Election Commissioner (SEC) S.K. Srivastava disclosed on Wednesday. ... read..


Shah's tryst with the deprived in Mamata's dingy backyard
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
In West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's backyard, BJP chief Amit Shah entered the shabby dwelling of Arjun Maity, a sugarcane juice vendor, at the Chetla lockgate slum. The senior politician enquired about Maity's well-being, had 'rosogolla' and s ... read..


Punjab to study water flowing into Pakistan
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Caught up in a water war with neighbouring Haryana, the Punjab government has sought a report on the water flowing from the state to Pakistan. ... read..


Court frames charges against Ray; ex-minister cries vendetta
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
A Delhi court on Wednesday framed charges against former Union Minister Dilip Ray and others in a case of allocation of a coal block in Jharkhand in 1999. ... read..


HC asks Delhi hospital to discharge patient held up for unpaid bill
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed Sir Ganga Ram Hospital here to immediately discharge a patient, saying that hospitals cannot hold hostage persons undergoing treatment for non-clearance of unpaid hospital bills. ... read..


AAP's Dilip Pandey resigns following MCD results
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As early trends pointed to a clear victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2017 MCD polls, the resignation phase has started in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as well with party convenor Dilip Pandey resigning following the election results. ... read..


Kazakh envoy interacts with Coimbatore varsity faculty, students
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The potential for expanding cooperation between universities in Kazakhstan and India, especially in key subject areas such as IT, management, agriculture and others, is huge said Kazakhstan's Ambassador to India Bulat Sarsenbayev on Wednesday. ... read..


Opponents questioning EVMs, a case of sour grapes: Goyal
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After Union Minister of State for Power Goyal welcomed the BJP's win in Wednesday's MCD polls and described the opposition crib against EVMs as a case of sour grapes. ... read..


BJP lambasts Nitish for disrespecting Sukma martyrs, demands apology
Patna (Bihar) [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bihar Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday lambasted Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his entire government for disrespecting six CRPF jawans of the state who were killed in Sukma enocunter and demanded an apology. ... read..


NIA arrests Nagaland Govt. officers in extortion case
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested three Nagaland Government officers for providing substantial amount to National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN (K)) by contributing government funds to them in official capacity. ... read..


Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new DG CRPF
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, a 1983 Batch of the IPS belonging to the Uttar Pradesh cadre has been appointed the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). ... read..


WB Police assures action against cattle smugglers in Indo-Bangla tunnel
North Dinajpur (West Bengal) [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The West Bengal Police on Wednesday assured to take action against the smugglers after they received complaint from the Border Security Force (BSF) who has discovered the 100 metre tunnel between India and Bangladesh border built for cattle smuggling. ... read..


J-K govt orders internet services suspended for a month
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned 22 social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent anti-national and anti-social elements from spreading inciting messages. ... read..


10 Maoists killed, five injured in Sukma attack
Chhattisgarh (Sukma) [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As many as ten Maoists were killed and five injured in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district during a heavy exchange of fire two days ago, sources said. ... read..


UN Global Compact conference begins in Delhi
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI-Businesswire India): Today, the United Nations Global Compact kicked off its two-day event, bringing together over 300 leaders from business, finance, civil society, government and the UN in New Delhi for its regional flagsh ... read..


India assures Sri Lanka on world class road infrastructure in Jaffna
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India has agreed to cooperate with Sri Lanka in developing world class road infrastructure in Jaffna region of Sri Lanka. ... read..


PM Modi to flag-off first UDAN flight under RCS tomorrow
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight under RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector tomorrow. ... read..


Haryana releases Rs 50 lakh to family of Sukma martyr
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The Haryana government on Wednesday released Rs 50 lakh as financial assistance to the family of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Assistant Sub-Inspector Naresh Kumar, who was killed in an ambush by Maoists in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Monday. ... read..


EC can't be pressured to tamper with EVMs: Delhi poll chief
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Delhi State Election Commissioner S.K. Srivastava on Wednesday said the Election Commission cannot be pressurised to tamper with electronic voting machines to manipulate results, following the AAP's accusations of large-scale EVM rigging to favour the BJP ... read..


Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 troopers in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. ... read..


Court discharges arms dealer Verma, wife in two cases
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
A court here on Wednesday discharged arms dealer Abhishek Verma, his wife, and others in two cases -- one of corruption and another of money laundering -- related to Switzerland-based company Rheinmetall Air Defense (RAD). ... read..


Denying tickets to sitting councillors worked well for BJP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
A decision to deny tickets to its sitting councillors proved a master stroke for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which swept the Delhi civic polls on Wednesday, for the third time in a row. ... read..


3 dead, 13 missing in Hooghly river as jetty collapses
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
At least three persons died and 13 others were still missing after a temporary jetty on the Hooghly river collapsed in Hooghly district of west Bengal on Wednesday, the police said. ... read..


No infighting in BJD, says Naveen Patnaik
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) President and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday dismissed reports of infighting within the party. ... read..


MCD polls: Opposition leaders claim EVM tampering, offer to quit (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:07 PM IST
With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) sweeping the Delhi municipal polls on Wednesday, opposition Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and Congress leaders offered to quit on moral grounds while also blaming the electronic voting machines (EVMs) used in the polls for th ... read..


Bihar's role in freedom struggle brushed aside: Nitish Kumar
Patna | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:07 PM IST
Seeking acknowledgement of Bihar's contribution to the Indian freedom struggle, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday said the role of Veer Kunwar Singh, who hailed from the state, in the 1857 War of Independence should be discussed at the national lev ... read..


Trainer plane crash kills ex-IAF pilot, trainee in Maharashtra (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:07 PM IST
A four-seater trainer aircraft crashed in the Vainganga river on the Maharashtra-Madhya Pradesh border on Wednesday killing the pilot and a female trainee after it got entangled in wires above the water line, a top official said here. ... read..


Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:07 PM IST
The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 men in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. ... read..


Students clash with security forces in Kashmir
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:07 PM IST
Protesting students clashed with the security forces at many places in Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday. ... read..


BJP's hat-trick win in Delhi civic poll routs AAP, Congress (Roundup)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Riding on a Modi wave and defeating anti-incumbency, the BJP on Wednesday retained with a sweeping majority its 10-year hold on the capital's three civic bodies, routing the city's ruling AAP which blamed rigged EVMs for its poor show in the municipal pol ... read..


Dinakaran remanded in five-day police custody (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
A court here on Wednesday sent sidelined AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran, arrested on the charge of attempting to bribe Election Commission officials, to five-day police custody. ... read..


"An evening of ghazals, women empowerment at 'Jashn-E-Dosti'
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
It was a soulful evening at "Jash-e-dosti" where the audience was enthralled with ghazals and discourses spreading a strong message on issues like female foeticide, rape, dowry, domestic violence, stalking and eve-teasing. ... read..


Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new CRPF chief after Sukma attack
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The government on Wednesday appointed senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar as new chief of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), two days after the force lost 25 men in a deadly Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh. ... read..


MCD polls: BJP hat-trick; AAP faults EVMs, Maken, Chacko resign
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Underlining its supremacy in the Municipal Corporations of Delhi, the BJP today hit a hat-trick by annexing 141 out of 270 seats in the April 23 polls to the three civic bodies. The city Congress unit top brass stepped down as the BJP triumph apparently a ... read..


Regional parties should renounce 'anti-Congressism', relook at their 'idea of India': Cong
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Congratulating the BJP on their massive victory in the polls to the three municipal corporations, the Congress today said regional parties indulging in 'anti-Congressism' should relook at their 'idea of India'. Talking to reporters here, AICC spokespers ... read..


Govt should bring law that every martyr will get Rs 1 cr compensation: Cong
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Terming the lack of adequate security to security personnel involved in anti-Naxal operations as one of the main reasons for Monday's naxal attack on CRPF personnel in Sukma district in Chhattisgarh, the Congress today demanded that the Government bring i ... read..


Conveyed to ICC for delay in naming squad: BCCI
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has conveyed to the ICC after the board missed the April 25 deadline for the Champions Trophy squad due to operational reasons. The Champions Trophy which is slated to be played England and Wales fr ... read..


Adopt policy of Zero Tolerance towards doping, says Goel
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel today expressed serious concern on incidence of doping in the country and directed various associations to adopt a policy of 'Zero tolerance' towards doping. India's ace goalkeeper Subrata Paul who failed dope tes ... read..


PM asks Railways to make unified number to redress grievances, queries
New Delhi | Wednesday, Apr 26 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked the Indian Railways to work towards a unified single telephone number for all grievances and queries, including helpline in the case of an accident and directed strictest possible action against railway officials f ... read..


AAP's Delhi convenor Dilip Pandey resigns after poll debacle
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Owning moral responsibility for the AAP's debacle in the municipal elections, senior party leader Dilip Pandey on Wednesday resigned as the party's Delhi convenor. ... read..


Centre, Assam committed to constitutional safeguards for indigenous people: Rajnath
New Delhi/Guwahati | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday assured a delegation of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU) that the spirit of the Assam Accord would not be allowed to get diluted at any cost and the government is committed to provide Constitutional and e ... read..


Greed rides groom, bride's kin deals him hair-razing ordeal
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Avarice is bad, is the lesson a groom in a Jharkhand town learnt when he not only sought the hand of a young woman but also a brand new motorcycle from her family. In the bargain, he lost both. ... read..


Owning a freehold luxury home in Shimla just got easier
Washington D.C. [USA] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Buying a holiday or second home in the lap of nature remains an attractive real estate investment proposition and now, there's a way to own a freehold luxury home in Shimla. ... read..


MCD results: Cong taunts BJP, AAP goes into self introspection
Chandigarh/ New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As early trends pointed to a clear victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2017 MCD polls, the mood in the Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) remained somber and belligerent. ... read..


Delhi HC raps petitioner over food quality in BSF
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed over the viral video of Border Security Force (BSF) soldier Tej Bahadur Yadav alleging bad food being served to soldiers, asked the petitioner whether the former had ever raised ... read..


India urges Sri Lanka of cooperation for humanitarian treatment of fishermen
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India on Wednesday requested continued cooperation of the Government of Sri Lanka for humanitarian treatment of Indian fishermen, without resorting to force under any circumstances. ... read..


PM Modi reviews progress towards handling grievances to Railways
New Delhi [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 18th interaction through PRAGATI, the Information and communications technology (ICT) based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. ... read..


Sustaining higher education has become a major challenge: President
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said today sustaining and reinvigorating higher education, in India as well as in other parts of the world, has become a major challenge, especially so in public institutions. ... read..


Sukma attack not an ambush but a raid says CRPF
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Special Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), D. M. Awasthi on Wednesday asserted that Monday's Naxal attack on personnel of the 74th battalion of the force was not an ambush, but a raid. ... read..


Kerala: NGT registers suo motu case over land encroachment
Idukki (Kerala) [India] | April 26, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday registered a suo motu case over massive land encroachment in Kerala's Munnar Hills. ... read..


Social media platforms banned in J&K (Lead)
Jammu | Wednesday, 2017 6:45:05 PM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned all social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent "anti-national and anti-social elements" from spreading "inflammatory messages". ... read..


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