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UP govt to bring stringent law to tackle deaths from illicit liquor
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh)[India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government will bring a stringent law to prevent deaths from the consumption of poisonous alcohol in the state, under which life imprisonment and fine upto Rs 10 lakh will be imposed on the guilty. ... read..


Bengal Commission for Child Rights files writ petition in SC against Rohingya deportation
West Bengal [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The West Bengal Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Wednesday filed a writ petition in the Supreme Court against Centre's notification seeking deportation of Rohingyas. ... read..


Sigh of relief for Mumbaikars, as rains stop
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After witnessing heavy rainfall the situation in Mumbai, improved on Wednesday evening. ... read..


Sunanda death case: Delhi HC to resume hearing on Swamy's plea seeking SIT, CBI probe
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Delhi High court will resume hearing on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy's plea seeking Special Investigation Team (SIT) or Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)-led probe in Sunanda Pushkar death case. ... read..


SC to hear Unitech real estate developers' matter today
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear the Unitech real estate developers' case. ... read..


Mamata practicing 'politics of appeasement': BJP
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After Calcutta High Court yesterday slammed the Mamata Banerjee-led Government over its recent notification on Durga idol immersion, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that the Chief Minister has no capacity to maintain law and order situat ... read..


Aung San Suu Kyi playing second fiddle to Myanmar army: Cong on Rohingya crisis
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Congress party on Thursday said that Myanmar State Councillor Aung San Suu Kyi is playing second fiddle to the nation's army which has been accused of leveling atrocities on the Rohingyas. ... read..


No immediate apprehension of Rohingya's have been reported until now: ADG BSF
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Additional Director General (ADG) of Border Security Force (BSF) Eastern Command R.P. Singh on Thursday said that the security forces have sealed the entire Indo-Bangladesh border of 4 thousand and 96 kilometers long and had no problems so far. ... read..


Raman Singh expresses grief over death of pilgrims in Assam
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Wednesday expressed his grief over the death of two pilgrims who died in a road accident in Assam. ... read..


J-K youth participating in Army's Sadbhavana Op call on President Kovind
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Youth from Jammu and Kashmir, participating in the operation Sadbhavana on Wednesday called on President Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan. ... read..


Hyderabad: 'Sheikh Marriage' gang busted
Hyderabad (Telengana) [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Hyderabad City Police on Wednesday nabbed five Omani and three Qatar Sheikh, chief Qazi of Mumbai, four lodge owners, and five brokers, in connection with Sheikh marriages. ... read..


Shantaram Naik calls Parrikar's censorship against own MLAs 'surprising'
Panaji (Goa) [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Shantaram Naik has expressed his "surprise" over Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's censorship order against his own MLAs restraining them from criticising the policemen in Goa on the drugs issue. ... read..


Delhi road rage: Boy killed for objecting to smoking in public, accused arrested
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A man has been arrested after a student was killed in an alleged road rage accident after he objected to his smoking in public. ... read..


Hurriyat is Pakistan's stooge: Hashim Qureshi
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Slamming the Hurriyat for inciting people of Kashmir, M. Hashim Qureshi, Chairman of J-K Democratic Liberation Party on Wednesday called it "Pakistan's stooge." ... read..


Rohingya Muslims can be misled, exploited to destabilise region: Bangladesh envoy
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | September 21, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
With Bangladesh struggling on front line of Rohingya crisis, Bangladesh's Ambassador to India Syed Muazzem Ali on Wednesday stated that there is a risk of some insurgents being misled and exploited to destabilise the region. ... read..


CBI files FIR against IAS officers
Puducherry | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The CBI today filed FIR against two IAS officers and 11 others here including government and private medical college authorities in the alleged PG medical admission scam. The two IAS officers booked are B R Babu former Health secretary of the Puduche ... read..


Indian billionaire Agarwal to buy bigger stake in Anglo American
* Anglo American's shares up more than 11 pct this year * Stake could rise to 20 percent LONDON | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Volcan Investments, the family trust of the chairman of diversified miner Vedanta, on Wednesday said it was increasing its stake in Anglo American but did not intend to make a bid for the entire company. In a statement, Volcan said it was increasing its s ... read..


ASI among 2 martyred, SSB claims terrorist attack, police says 'fratricide'
Jammu | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
An Assistant Sub Inspector among two attained martyrdom in alleged terrorists "attack" on the SSB camp while police said that it was an incident of 'fratricide' near Jawahar Tunnel in Banihal area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir. "The 14th B ... read..


CBI registers case against ex-Justice of Odisha HC, others for corruption
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against former Justice of Odisha High Court and others for their alleged involvement in corruption. "A case was registered against retired Judge of the High Court of Odisha; five private pers ... read..


352 kgs dry ganja Seized, 5 held
Visakhapatnam | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
City police today arrested five persons, including the driver and cleaner of a van in which 352 kg of dry ganja was being smuggled. Based on a tip off, Duvvada police stopped the vehicle near Aganampudi toll gate here and seized the vehicle and ganja. Two ... read..


KCR expresses shock over lives lost in Kaleswaram project incident
Hyderabad | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao tonight expressed shock over the loss of the lives in a incident occurred during the ongoing Kaleswaram irrigation project works. Seven workers including six from Jharkhand and Oddisha were killed when ... read..


Scribe murder sparks off tension; Sec 144 imposed in parts of Tripura
Agartala | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
A journalist was hacked to death allegedly by Indigenous Peoples' Front of Tripura (IPFT) activists when he was returning from the tribal dominated Mandwai area of Jirania Sub Division in West Tripura after covering the fresh violence between the CPI(M) a ... read..


BSF to organise half Marathon in memory of killed troopers
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
In a bid to pay homage to the killed Border Security Force (BSF) personnel, BSF's South Bengal Frontier will organise a half marathon in the city on October this year, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


Stranded SpiceJet aircraft retrieved after 23 hrs
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
After nearly 23 hrs an Air India technical team managed to retrieve a SpiceJet Boeing 737 aircraft which was stuck in the mud at Mumbai Airport late on Tuesday, an official said here late on Wednesday. ... read..


Educate the young to stay relevant amid change: Kovind
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
As one of the youngest nations, it was imperative that the Indian youths' energy was harnessed for national development and education could be used to that effect, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday. ... read..


Political party maligning welfare board: Delhi government
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi government on Wednesday said a political party was levelling "misleading and malicious" allegations to malign the Construction Workers Welfare Board. ... read..


PIL challenges execution of death sentence by hanging
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
A PIL filed in the Supreme Court challenges the execution of death sentence by hanging, as the petitioner describes it as barbaric, inhuman and cruel as well as violative of Article 21 of the Constitution. ... read..


Durga idol immersion case: Calcutta HC asks state govt. to not create 'communal rift'
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Calcutta High Court on Wednesday slammed the Mamata Banerjee-led Government over its recent notification on Durga idol immersion. ... read..


NIA files supplementary charge-sheet against ISIS sympathiser Amzad Khan
New Delhi [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a supplementary charge-sheet in Special NIA Court against Amzad Khan alias Ayan Khan, who is accused of having links with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). ... read..


Mumbai: Coast Guard rescues 14 fishermen adrift on boat
Mumbai [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Indian Coast Guard on Wednesday rescued fourteen fishermen on board an adrift boat. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh: CM Naidu announces Rs 5 lakh reward to G Sai Revathi
Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The three-time gold-winner in powerlifting at recently-held South Africa Commonwealth Games, G Sai Revathi, met with Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu, who announced a reward of Rs 5 lakh, on Wednesday. ... read..


Security forces bust terrorist hideout in Assam
Guwahati (Assam) [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Indian Army troops of the Red Horn Division under the Gajraj Corps recently carried out a hugely successful Joint operation along with Assam Police, wherein a terrorist hideout was busted. ... read..


SC reserves order on Cauvery water dispute matter
New Delhi [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order over Cauvery river water dispute, involving the tussle between the two neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. ... read..


Journalist hacked to death while covering clashes between IPFT, TUGMP in Tripura
Mandwai (Tripura) [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A journalist was hacked to death on Wednesday, while covering the clashes between two political parties in Mandwai of West Tripura. ... read..


Rajamouli met Chandrababu Naidu over Assembly, HC building designs
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Ace film director SS Rajamouli on Wednesday met Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu at the state Secretariat in Amaravati. ... read..


J-K: Terrorists fire upon Sashastra Seema Bal camp in Banihal
Ramban (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Terrorists on Wednesday fired upon Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) troops near Jawahar tunnel in Banihal area in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Man rapes minor, attempts to kill her
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
An unidentified man raped a nine-year-old minor and then tried to smother her in central Delhi, police said on Wednesday. ... read..


Minister unveils mobile app for pensioners
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The number of retired persons is increasing in the country and we should try and use their energies in a positive manner, said Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday as he inaugurated the first Pension Adalat and unveiled a mobile app for pensioners h ... read..


Four held for fatally stabbing young man, injuring friend
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Four persons were arrested on the charge of fatally stabbing a young man and injuring his friend when they intervened in a road rage case in east Delhi, police said on Wednesday. ... read..


Madrid's Metropolitano stadium to stage 2019 Champions League final
NYON | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Atletico Madrid's new Metropolitano stadium will stage the 2019 Champions League final, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin announced after an executive committee meeting on Wednesday. Madrid was chosen ahead of Baku, the only other candidate to stage the m ... read..


Terrorists attack SSB camp in Banihal, ASI among 2 martyred
Jammu | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
An Assistant Sub Inspector among two attained martyrdom as terrorists attacked the SSB camp near Jawahar Tunnel in Banihal area of Ramban district in Jammu and Kashmir. "The 14th Battalion of SSB is located at Sangaldan in Banihal and our men were o ... read..


Stage set for Chabahar Port operational by 2018, says Government
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The India-Iran Chabahar Port Development will offer a 'win win' situation for stake holders including Afghanistan and several Central Asian countries, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said here today amid indications that the project can be operation ... read..


KTR to address International Mobile Congress in Delhi
Hyderabad | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Telangana Minister for Information Technology, KT Rama Rao today received an invitation from Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha to participate in "International Mobile Congress" 2017 and address on "Sustainable Wi-Fi" at Pragathi Maidan in Delhi o ... read..


Inquiry on Kaleshwaram incident: Minister
Hyderabad | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Telangana Minister for Irrigation T Harish Rao this evening ordered an inquiry on the Kaleshwaram project incident in which seven workers killed in Rajanna Siricilla district. The incident took place when the roof of pump house draft tube collapsed ... read..


Crucial Lohia Trust meeting tomorrow
Lucknow | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
All eyes are set for tomorrow, the day when Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav addresses the Ram Manohar Lohia Trust meeting here. Apart from Shivpal Yadav, Akhilesh and Ramgopal are also members of the trust. In August this yea ... read..


Complain lodged against BJP MLA in Jammu, police investigating matter
Jammu | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
A complain was lodged today by a girl against one of the BJP MLAs for allegedly thrashing her in this winter capital of the state. Police said that a complain was received against one of the BJP MLAs from bordering belt in Jammu and the matter is ... read..


Nadal and Federer lead Europe in inaugural Laver Cup
By Michael Kahn PRAGUE | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer will set aside their long-time rivalry when they play for Europe against the rest of the world in the inaugural Laver Cup tournament which starts on Friday. Team Europe, featuring the world's top two players, are overwhelmin ... read..


CBI arrests EPFO official in bribe case
Hyderabad | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested Employees Provided Fund Organization (EPFO) Enforcement Officer B Venkata Ramana at Anantapur in Andhra Pradesh today in a bribe case. CBI's Anti-Corruption Bureau unit has registered a case under ... read..


Man sentenced to 1-yr jail term for dowry harassment
Kakinada | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The additional judicial first class magistrate E Annamani today delivered judgement in the Indrapalem dowry harassment case and convicted accused Yalla Veera Venkata Satyanarayana (40) of one year imprisonment and a fine of Rs 6,000. The prosecut ... read..


Cauvery water dispute hangs fire: SC reserves order
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement in the Cauvery water dispute case in which all three disputing states and Puducherry had sought modification of the Tribunal's 2007 final order. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala and Puducherry had filed pe ... read..


7 workers buried alive at Kaleswaram Project
Rajanna-Sircilla (Telangana) | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Seven workers including six from Jharkhand and Oddisha,were killed when a roof of the on going Kaleshwaram Irrigation project's 10th package pump house draft tube, collapsed on them at Thippapur village of Elanthakunta mandal in the district, today. ... read..


UP govt shifts 29 IPS officers
Lucknow | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh government tonight shifted 29 IPS officers affecting police chiefs of a dozen districts of the state. Official sources here said SP ATS, Prabhakar Chowdhary will be SP Bijnore in place of Atul Sharma who goes to Meerut as SP (EOW). SSP STF, ... read..


Flight services under UDAN resumes to Mysuru after long bap
Mysuru | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
A day ahead of famous Mysuru Dasara, flight services under the Centre's regional connectivity scheme UDAN resumed here today. As the first flight by TruJet landed at 6.50 PM from Chennai, the passengers were accorded a traditional Royal reception. ... read..


Nitish order high level inquiry into breach of Canal before inauguration
Patna | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today ordered a high level inquiry into breach of Canal embankment of Bateshwar Ganga pump irrigation project during trial release of water, hours before its inauguration inundating several localities of Bhagalapur distr ... read..


Odisha govt sanctions four urban infrastructure projects under OUIDF
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Four new urban infrastructure projects at an estimate of Rs.1289 lakh was accorded as principle sanction under Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (OUIDF) by the Odisha government. State Chief Secretary A P Padhi today directed rpt directed th ... read..


India to conduct First 'BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017' from Oct 10-13
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The First 'BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017' (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) will be conducted by the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) as the lead agency from October 10-13, 2017 in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), a Home Ministry release ... read..


CBI books retired Orissa HC judge for graft
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
The CBI has filed a corruption case against a retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi for helping an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust, barred by the government from admitting medical students, in settling the legal matter, an official said on We ... read..


7 die as roof of under construction tunnel collapses in Telangana
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:05 PM IST
Seven construction workers were killed and one injured when the roof of an under construction tunnel of an upcoming irrigation project collapsed in Telangana on Wednesday, officials said. ... read..


Lawyers protest CBI's 'mistaken' raid at Orissa HC Judge's house (Lead)
Bhubaneswar/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Orissa High Court Bar Association on Wednesday went on a strike in protest against a CBI raid conducted by "mistake" at the official residence of a High Court Judge the previous night and demanded action against the erring officials. ... read..


Jharkhand: Survey puts BJP ahead of others by far
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -- the ruling party in Jharkhand led by Raghubar Das -- will win 65 seats if an election is held in the state now, according to a survey released on Wednesday. ... read..


Modi government renamed 23 schemes started by us, alleges Congress
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Alleging that the Modi government has rehashed, repackaged and renamed 23 schemes which were launched by previous governments led by the Congress, the party on Wednesday said "they (BJP) were trying to mislead the nation". ... read..


SSB officer killed in suspected fratricidal firing (Lead)
Jammu | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
One junior level officer of the Seema Sashastra Bal (SSB) was killed and another injured in a suspected fratricidal firing incident at an SSB camp near the Jawahar Tunnel in Ramban district on Wednesday. ... read..


SSB officer killed, six injured in suspected fratricidal firing
Jammu | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
One junior level officer of the Seema Sashastra Bal (SSB) was killed and six troopers were injured in a suspected fratricidal firing incident at an SSB camp near the Jawahar Tunnel in Ramban district on Wednesday. ... read..


Former Pondy Municipal Commissioner Chandrasekaran to be posted soon
Puducherry | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Former Puducherry municipal commissioner Chandrasekeran who was kept in compulsory wait by Puducherry speaker will be given a post in a couple of days. This followed the intervention of the Madras High Court. It may be noted that AIADMK legislat ... read..


Marriage racket busted in Hyderabad, 8 Arab nationals held
Hyderabad | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Hyderabad City police today busted a marriage racket and arrested 20 persons including eight Arab nationals along with three qazis and a local women. According Deputy Commissioner of Police (South Zone) V Satyanarayana, eight foreigners belonging to Saudi ... read..


Pondy to ban plastic in six months
Puducherry | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Puducherry administration proposed to impose a ban on plastic less than 51 microns in another six months, welfare minister M Kandasamy said here today. Talking to news persons after convening a meeting of officials to discuss the issue,Mr Kandasamy said ... read..


Yogi govt trying to hide their inadequacy by releasing white paper: Mayawati
Lucknow | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati today alleged that Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh was trying to hide their inadequacy by releasing white paper. In a statement here, Ms Mayawati said that Yogi government neither done any work in past six month ... read..


Defacement of property during DUSU polls: HC ire
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Delhi High Court today upbraided DUSU new President and other candidates for not appearing before it in the ongoing matter of defacement of property during the election campaign. After hearing a petition, the High Court asked DUSU and other candidates as ... read..


Brighton sign goalkeeper Krul from Newcastle
Undated | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Goalkeeper Tim Krul's loan move to Brighton and Hove Albion from fellow Premier League newcomers Newcastle United has been made permanent, both clubs announced today. The Dutch international moved to Brighton on a season-long loan last month after 12 year ... read..


Gokulam FC to feature in Hero I-League 2017-18
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Gokulam FC, a Kerala based professional football club, has won the bid to participate in the upcoming edition of I-League, the AIFF announced here today. The development came after the AIFF Bid Evaluation Committee meet at its Headquarters today to eval ... read..


Akhil Akkineni to be face of HFL
Hyderabad | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The Hyderabad Football League (HFL) will sport a bigger and more exciting look when its third edition gets underway in the city on November 25. The 12-team ten-week championship will witness around 135 matches, which mandate each team to play a home ... read..


GNLF seeks unconditional apology from CM
Darjeeling | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The GNLF today sought unconditional apology from the Chief Minister for naming Mann Ghising as one of the GTA's "Board of Administrator" Members . Immediately after the announcement of the nine-member board to run the GTA affairs in the inte ... read..


Tejaswi attacks Nitish on collapse of the wall of pump canal project
Patna | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Leader of Opposition in Bihar Assembly Tejaswi Yadav today asserted that corruption had reached to such a level under the regime of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar that even newly constructed wall of Ganga pump canal project was collapsing. Reacting sharpl ... read..


World Bank to provide financial and technical support to Odisha- Ahmad
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
A working Group will be constituted to identify the areas for financial and technical cooperation between the World Bank and the Odisha government. CMO sources here said this after World Bank Country Director Junaid Kamal Ahmad who called on Chief ... read..


Odisha govt sanctions four urban infrastructure projects under OUIDF
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Four new urban infrastructure projects at an estimate of Rs.1289 lakh was accorded as principle sanction under Urban Infrastructure Development Fund (OUIDF) by the Odisha government. State Chief Secretary A P Padhi today the OUIDF to explore mult ... read..


SVF launches Hoichoi, world's largest digital content platform
Kolkata | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
SVF, Eastern India's largest entertainment company, today announced the launch of Hoichoi, the much awaited one-stop digital content platform which is home to the largest collection of the best in Bengali entertainment. The Co-Founder - Hoichoi and ... read..


In Andaman all Political Parties unites to take on Administration
Port Blair | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Complete failure of Andaman and Nicobar Administration to provide continuous power supply as well as decent roads and strict legal action on protesters have finally united all political parties of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The Telegu Desam Party (TD ... read..


Assam Rifles nabs NNC/ FGN cadre with arms in Nagaland
Kohima | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The troops of Assam Rifles apprehended one Naga National Council/ Federal Government of Nagaland (NNC/FGN) cadre along with arms and other equipment in Dimapur on Monday last. According to a release issued by the PRO of the Inspector General of As ... read..


12 injured in lightning, two critical
Khagaria | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Altogether 12 people were injured, two of them critically, when they were struck by lightning near Amausi village under Morkahi police station area in the district today. Police said here that some people were standing near a boat which had been an ... read..


Dumka dist administrations geared up for conclusion ceremony of 1000-day celebration of govt
Dumka | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The conclusion ceremony for the 1000-day celebrations of Raghubar Das government in power would be held at the airport grounds here during which a Garib Kalyan Mela would also be organised on September 22. Addressing a press conference today, Dumka ... read..


Imran Hussain reviews air quality status of Delhi
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Delhi Minister of Environment & Forest Imran Hussain today reviewed air quality status of the national capital in view of the upcoming festival season, FIFA (under-17) World Cup, 2017 and onset of winter. For this purpose, Mr Hussain convened a me ... read..


Delhi Metro services affected on Blue Line for one hour due to OHE problem
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Delhi Metro train operations were affected on Blue Line for an hour this evening due to a technical snag, resulting in hardship to the commuters. According to a DMRC spokesperson, train services on Line-3 were affected for an hour from 1800 hrs to 1900 ... read..


JK Youth participating in Operation Sadbhavana call on Prez
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
A group of youth from the Gurez Valley of Jammu and Kashmir, participating in Operation Sadbhavana, today called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan . Welcoming the youth, the President said,''young people are the future of Jammu and Ka ... read..


Govt announces three new biotechnolgy missions for North-East
New Delhi | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
The Government today announced three new major biotechnology initiatives for the North-East under which Rs 200 crore will be spent in the region this year. Minister of Science and Technology Dr Harshvardhan said here that one of these new initi ... read..


HC pulls up DUSU President, others for non-appearance
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up newly elected Delhi University Students' Union President Rocky Tuseed and others for non-appearance in a matter related to defacement of properties during elections to the students' body. ... read..


UP government transfers 29 IPS officers
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday transferred 29 officials of the Indian Police Service (IPS). This included the district police chiefs of Mau, Agra, Fatehgarh, Bahraich, Deoria and Jaunpur. ... read..


Lawyers protest CBI 'raid by mistake' on Odisha Judge's house
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Orissa High Court Bar Association on Wednesday went on a strike in protest against a CBI raid conducted by "mistake" at the official residence of a High Court Judge the previous night and demanded action against the erring officials. ... read..


Delhi HC issues notice to DUSU President
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued notice to Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) President Rocky Tuseed and the University on a plea alleging that he concealed various facts while contesting election. ... read..


Mamata appoints axed GJM leader as GTA head (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced the formation of a nine-member board of administrators, headed by ousted Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang, to run the Gorkhaland Territorial Administration (GTA). ... read..


Mamata flays Rajnath for meeting GJM's Roshan Giri
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday slammed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh for meeting Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Roshan Giri who has been slapped with a lookout notice. ... read..


Two ships, one sub put on long-range deployment by Navy
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Two Indian naval ships, a submarine and two long range maritime reconnaissance aircraft of the Western Naval Command have been deployed in the Western Arabian Sea and southern Indian Ocean, and reached Oman on Wednesday. ... read..


Put couples embracing in public behind bars: Sakshi Maharaj
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
In remarks that could court another controversy, BJP MP Sakshi Maharaj on Wednesday said couples hugging or embracing in a "vulgar" manner in public places should be put behind bars. ... read..


CBI registers case against former Orissa HC judge IM Quddusi
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a case against former Orissa High Court judge IM Quddusi and a private person in connection with the leakage of sensitive information relating to inspections, administrative decisions or ac ... read..


GJM leader Binay Tamang appointed as chairman of new board to run Darjeeling hills
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The West Bengal Government on Wednesday appointed Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) leader Binay Tamang as the chairman of a new board of administrators to run the Darjeeling hills. ... read..


DigitalOcean launches spaces for easy, scalable and persistent object storage
New Delhi [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
DigitalOcean, the cloud for developers, today announced the release of its object storage product: Spaces. Spaces provides a scalable and cost-effective way to address even the most complex storage needs within the same developer-friendly and easy-to-use ... read..


Cabinet approves productivity linked bonus for Railway employees
New Delhi [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asserted that the Cabinet has approved payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for Railway Employees, before Dussehra or Puja Festival season. ... read..


Govt taking note of available economic indicators: Jaitley
New Delhi [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Calling the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) "pro-active," Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said that the Government is taking note of all the economic indicators that are available and are coming in. ... read..


IMD issues forecast of intermittent rains, says no cyclone warning received
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | September 20, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued forecast of intermittent rains, on Wednesday. ... read..


Thunderstorm with heavy rain likely in Telangana
Hyderabad | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Thunderstorm associated with heavy rain is likely to occur at isolated places in all the districts of Telangana, Meteorological Department said in a bulletin here today. Light to moderate rain or thundershowers are likely to occur at many places over Tela ... read..


IIT Hyd hosts photo exhibition in association with IPF
Hyderabad | Wednesday, Sep 20 2017 IST
Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad is hosting a week-long photo exhibition in its campus in collaboration with the Indian Photography at its campus in collaboration with The Indian Photography Festival (IPF), a non-profit initiative of Light ... read..


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