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Tibetan women commit to protecting their environment on World Rivers Day
McLeod Ganj (Himachal Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 5:41:37 PM IST
The Women's Environment and Development Desk of the Tibetan Women's Association (TWA) celebrated the World Rivers Day here at the Main Square. The theme of the celebration was -- The 5 great rivers of Tibet. ... read..


Parties in a fix over UP's Tundla Assembly bypoll
Lucknow | Sunday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Political parties in Uttar Pradesh are in confusion since the announcement of Assembly bypoll dates by the Election Commission on Saturday. The state's Tundla Assembly segment in Firozabad district does not figure in the list of constituencies scheduled t ... read..


Nadda meets Rahul Dravid in Bengaluru
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2019 5:11:34 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president JP Nadda on Sunday met former cricketer Rahul Dravid at his residence here. ... read..


Noida builder pays over 22 crore to administration for clearing dues
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 5:11:32 PM IST
In a massive recovery of dues, Noida administration on Saturday received a payment of over 22 crores rupees from a construction company having projects in the district. ... read..


Delhi: Man kills wife on suspicion of having affair
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 5:11:29 PM IST
A man identified as Aashu on Sunday allegedly murdered his wife on suspicion of having an extramarital affair. ... read..


Look who's copying: Two-much trouble in B-Town!
Mumbai | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
For most of last week, Katrina Kaifs doppelganger Alina Rai was a rage on social media. A TikTok star, Alina shares such resemblance with B-Town's Hot Kat that her follower base on Instagram has shot up to over 39.2K ever since her photos went viral a few ... read..


Kerala: Orthodox faction hold Mass at St Mary's Cathedral, Kandanad
Ernakulam (Kerala) | September 22, 2019 4:41:32 PM IST
Amid police security, the Orthodox faction conducted the holy mass at St Mary's Cathedral in Kandanad on Sunday. ... read..


Article 370 was a wound in the Indian Constitution: Rajnath Singh
Patna (Bihar) | September 22, 2019 4:41:30 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said that Article 370 was a wound in the Constitution which "bloodied our piece of heart and the heaven on this earth - Kashmir". ... read..


Corporate tax rate cuts will help India become $ 5 trillion economy: Yogi Adityanath
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 4:41:29 PM IST
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday backed the Centre's decision to cut corporate tax rates, saying that this will pave the way for India becoming a $ 5 trillion economy, while Uttar Pradesh will be a $ 1 trillion economy by 2024. ... read..


Youth leaders vow continued pressure for climate action
New York | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
A day after thousands of young people marched and rallied for urgent climate action, young leaders brought their message to the UN for the Youth Climate Summit, the opening salvo of the three-day-long UN Climate Action Summit, which will culminate on Mond ... read..


Jharkhand: Suspected terrorist arrested in Jamshedpur
Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) | September 22, 2019 4:11:41 PM IST
The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested an alleged terrorist here on Saturday. ... read..


Lies being spread about Article 370 by J-K mainstream leaders: Nadda
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2019 4:11:39 PM IST
BJP working president JP Nadda on Sunday slammed mainstream leaders of Jammu and Kashmir for allegedly spreading lies pertaining to Article 370, which was recently scrapped from the state. ... read..


Govt must learn from IIM how to keep cows, bulls away from highways: Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 4:11:37 PM IST
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav took a dig at BJP-led state government for holding a "Leadership Development Programme" at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM)-Lucknow, saying that the government must learn from the esteemed organisation how ... read..


Unidentified assailants open fire at Delhi police team near Akshardham Temple
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 4:11:36 PM IST
A gunfight broke out between unidentified assailants and Delhi Police near the Akshardham Temple on Sunday morning. ... read..


Limits crossed when FIR mentioned Azam Khan's late mother as accused, says Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 4:11:31 PM IST
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister on Sunday said that limits were crossed when the name of Azam Khan's late mother was included as an accused in a case. ... read..


Modi-Trump talks will favour only the US: Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 4:11:28 PM IST
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday raised questions on the prospective outcomes of the talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump and said that they will be skewed to benefit the US. ... read..


CPM tears into Union Minister Pratap Sarangi for his remarks on Vande Matram
By Amit Kumar

New Delhi | September 22, 2019 4:11:27 PM IST
CPM leader and former Lok Sabha MP Hannan Mollah hit out at Union State Minister Pratap Sarangi for his remarks on Vande Mataram. ... read..


Petronet LNG-Tellurian's deal on Modi 1st day of US visit
Houston | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
US natural gas company Tellurian and India's largest LNG importer Petronet LNG Ltd (PLL) have signed an MoU under which the latter and its affiliates will import up to 5 million tonnes of LNG from America. ... read..


Kalaburagi: 'No Helmet, No Petrol' idea to be implemented from September 29
Kalaburagi (Karnataka) | September 22, 2019 3:41:38 PM IST
If you ride without helmets in Kalaburagi, then get ready to physically push your two-wheeler vehicles to your destination as the city police gears up to implement 'No Helmet, No Petrol' starting September 29. ... read..


Pakistani fake social media handles using Kaun Banega Crorepati to trap people: Defence Ministry
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
Security agencies have discovered that Pakistan-based operatives are attempting to use the popularity of the Amitabh Bachchan-anchored show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC) to trap individuals and propagate misinformation through fake social media handles. ... read..


UP: Engine of Gomtinagar Express fails in Sitapur
Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 3:41:32 PM IST
The engine of Gomtinagar Express train failed near Bhurjiya halt here on Sunday. ... read..


Reduction in corporate tax won't benefit poor, says Akhilesh Yadav
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 3:41:28 PM IST
Days after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced to slash corporate tax rate to 22 per cent from 30 per cent as part of the stimulus measures to revive the slowing economic growth, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav said that the move will not ... read..


Uttarakhand: 4 killed after car falls into river
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | September 22, 2019 3:41:27 PM IST
At least four people died after the car in which they were travelling fell into a river in Chamoli district here. ... read..


Chinmayanand to be stripped off his saint-hood
Prayagraj | Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Former Union Minister and BJP leader Chinmayanand, who was arrested on Friday on charges of intimidation and sexual harassment of a law student, is now facing more trouble from his peers. ... read..


Now Mulayam set to lose his Mercedes SUV
Lucknow | Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
After losing the plush bungalow allotted to him as former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and then the sprawling Lohia Trust office, Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is now set to lose his swanky Mercedes SUV. ... read..


UP too hot for Kashmiri inmates, seek transfer to valley
Lucknow | Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Suffering from depression and unable to bear the hot and sultry weather in the plains, a large number of Kashmiri prisoners lodged in jails in Uttar Pradesh have sought a transfer back to their state. ... read..


Modi meets Kashmiri Pandits, Sikhs, Dawoodi Bohras in Houston
Houston | Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
A delegation of the Kashmiri Pandit community met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Houston, and "unequivocally supported" the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status and it being made part of the rest of the country. ... read..


'Golden Gate' for pilgrims at Vaishno Devi shrine
General News | September 22, 2019 3:11:35 PM IST
Katra (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept 22 (ANI) This Navaratri, pilgrims will get to witness a gold-plated gate outside the natural cave at the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine in Katra. ... read..


Foreign currency worth Rs 71 lakh seized from passenger at Mumbai airport
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) confiscated foreign currency worth approximately Rs 71 lakh from a passenger at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International (CSMI) Airport, here on Saturday night. ... read..


Good works will help BJP retain power in Maharashtra: Amit Shah
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2019 3:11:26 PM IST
Sounding the bugle for Maharashtra Assembly polls with the BJP's 'Jan Sampark Abhiyaan' over abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, Union Home Minister Amit Shah here on Sunday expressed confidence that the work done by the state government and the Centre wil ... read..


Shahjahanpur victim may also be arrested
Lucknow | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
The law student who had accused the now-jailed senior BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape and blackmail, could also be arrested soon, according to Special Investigation Team (SIT) sources. ... read..


Summoned in Babri case, Kalyan to appear on Sep 27
Lucknow | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
A Special CBI court has issued summons to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh to appear before it on September 27 in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition case. ... read..


BJP to launch mass contact campaign on Article 370
Lucknow | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
The BJP has asked its MPs, MLAs and office-bearers in Uttar Pradesh to participate in a massive mass contact campaign to inform people in the state about the Centre's move to revoke Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Candidates already applying for party ticket: President Haryana Congress
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 2:41:32 PM IST
With the Election Commission announcing the date for Haryana Assembly elections, Congress state president Kumari Selja on Sunday said prospective candidates are already applying for the party ticket and that due process will be followed in the selection p ... read..


BJP won't forget sacrifice of disqualified JD(S), Congress MLAs: Karnataka Revenue Minister
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2019 2:41:30 PM IST
Karnataka Revenue Minister and BJP leader R Ashoka on Sunday said that the party "will not forget the sacrifice made by the disqualified MLAs", who are apparently the reason behind the formation of BS Yediyurappa-led government in the state. ... read..


Advisors appointed to govt departments write to CM, forgo remunerations
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 22, 2019 2:41:28 PM IST
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders, recently appointed as advisors to various departments of the state government, on Sunday said they will forgo their financial remunerations. ... read..


The 'A' listers of the NDA government
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The whisper in the corridors of power in the capital is that the letter 'A' seems to have more currency in the top bureaucratic echelons compared to the other 25 letters. ... read..


Pre-poll bonanza for Delhi's unauthorised colonies in the offing (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
After Mamata Banerjee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's political charm seems to be working on Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as the tango seems to be clearing the obstacles for regularisation of 1,797 unauthorised colonies in the capital. ... read..


Indian-origin teen to sing national anthem at 'Howdy Modi'
Houston | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
A 16-year-old Indian-origin boy, born with a rare medical condition known as osteogenesis imperfecta' or brittle bone disease, will be singing the Indian national anthem at the 'Howdy Modi' event on Sunday and is excited at meeting Prime Minister Narendra ... read..


Killing in the name of religion an insult of Hindu Dharma, Lord Rama: Tharoor
Pune (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2019 2:11:30 PM IST
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said that killing someone in the name of Hindu religion is an insult to Hindu dharma and Lord Rama. ... read..


U'khand: 3 dead, one missing after car fell into river
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | September 22, 2019 1:41:34 PM IST
At least three people died after the car in which they were travelling fell into a river. One of the car occupants is missing. ... read..


IMD predicts rainfall, thunderstorm in parts of Himachal Pradesh today
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 1:41:32 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light to moderate rainfall and thundershowers in some parts of the state on Sunday. ... read..


Khattar govt only did event management: Kumari Selja
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 1:41:28 PM IST
With Haryana Assembly elections at the doorsteps, Congress state president Kumari Selja on Sunday fired a salvo at Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar led BJP dispensation alleging that it has wasted thousands of crores of public money on event management ... read..


Bhubaneswar: Women's bike rally organised to spread awareness about wearing helmets
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 22, 2019 1:11:30 PM IST
A women's bike rally was conducted in Bhubaneswar on Sunday to spread awareness about wearing helmets. ... read..


Delhi: 4 unidentified assailants fire at police team near Akshardham Temple
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 1:11:27 PM IST
Four unidentified assailants, in a four-wheeler, fired at a police team near Akshardham Temple on Sunday. ... read..


PM Modi holds talks with oil sector CEOs at Houston (Lead)
Houston | Sunday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
In his first engagement after arriving in Houston, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a fruitful round table interaction with 16 oil sector CEOs on Saturday, with the discussions focused on boosting cooperation in energy security. ... read..


India's Petronet inks MoU with Tellurian for 5 MTPA LNG (Lead)
Houston | Sunday, 2019 12:45:05 PM IST
India's Petronet LNG has inked a MoU with US liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Tellurian Inc for up to five million tonnes of LNG through equity investment in Driftwood Holdings, a subsidiary located in Louisiana. ... read..


Haryana Congress to meet today to discuss manifesto for Assembly election
By Archana Prasad

New Delhi | September 22, 2019 12:41:29 PM IST
A day after the Election Commission announced dates for the Haryana Assembly elections, the manifesto committee of the Haryana Congress will hold its first meeting here on Sunday. ... read..


Petronet inks MoU with Tellurian Inc for 5mn tonnes LNG
Houston | Sunday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
India's Petronet LNG has inked an MoU with US liquefied natural gas (LNG) developer Tellurian Inc for up to five million tonnes of LNG through equity investment in Driftwood. ... read..


Modi holds round table with oil sector CEOs in Houston
Houston (Texas) | Sunday, 2019 11:45:05 AM IST
In his first engagement after arriving in Houston, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a round table meeting with oil sector CEOs on Saturday, with India and the US looking to boost cooperation in the sector. ... read..


Prayagraj: Several houses partially submerged in floodwater
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 10:41:26 AM IST
Flood like situation continues in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj after water level of rivers Yamuna and Ganga continued to rise due to heavy rainfall in the area over the past few days. ... read..


Sea cucumbers weighing 200 kg seized in Tamil Nadu, 10 held
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) | September 22, 2019 10:11:30 AM IST
Sea cucumbers weighing around 200 kg, meant to be smuggled, was seized at Mandapam beach here today, police said. ... read..


Karnataka slashes penalties for traffic offences
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2019 9:41:33 AM IST
BS Yediyurappa-led Karnataka government has issued notification regarding the revised fines on select traffic offences. ... read..


Isolated places in Saurashtra, Kutch to receive heavy rainfall: IMD
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 9:41:31 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted that isolated places in Saurashtra and Kutch are likely to receive heavy rainfall today. ... read..


Akhara Parishad to expel Chinmayanand from saint community
Haridwar (Uttarakhand) | September 22, 2019 9:41:28 AM IST
The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, the organisation of Hindu saints and ascetics, has called a meeting of all the Akharas at Haridwar on October 10 to expel BJP leader and former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand from the community. ... read..


Karnataka: Man shot dead by bike borne assailants in Hubli
Hubli (Karnataka) | September 22, 2019 9:11:27 AM IST
A man was allegedly shot dead by bike-borne assailants in Manjunath Nagar area here on Saturday evening, police said. ... read..


Modi meets Dawoodi Bohra community members in Houston
General News | September 22, 2019 8:41:26 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi met and interacted with members of Dawoodi Bohra community here on Saturday. ... read..


Modi's gesture highlights sense of humility
Houston | Sunday, 2019 8:15:05 AM IST
As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was handed a large bouquet of flowers in welcome on his arrival at Houston airport, a flower stalk fell to the ground. Unhesitatingly, the PM bent to pick up the stalk, before handing it away to an aide, in a gesture highli ... read..


Delhi: Landlord, his son allegedly killed tenant over suspicion of theft
By Rizwan Arif

New Delhi | September 22, 2019 8:11:26 AM IST
A landlord and his son were arrested on Saturday for allegedly thrashing and killing a 44-year-old widow tenant over the suspicion of theft in Mehrauli, Delhi Police said. ... read..


Nadda to inaugurate BJP's Jan Jagran Abhiyaan in Delhi to spread awareness on Article 370
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 7:41:32 AM IST
BJP working president JP Nadda will on September 25 inaugurate the Jan-Jagran Abhiyan in Delhi, a campaign to make people aware about abrogation Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Odisha: Herd of wild elephants creating havoc causing deaths, loss of property
General News | September 22, 2019 7:41:31 AM IST
A herd of wild elephants have been creating havoc in Odisha's Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts causing 20 deaths and damage to several houses and crops in the past few months. ... read..


Fashion show organised in Vadodara to spread awareness on amended Motor Vehicles Act
Vadodara (Gujarat) | September 22, 2019 7:41:29 AM IST
In order to spread awareness about amended Motor Vehicles Act, a fashion show was organised in Vadodara city where models along with children took a unique way to disseminate the cause. ... read..


Odisha: Herd of wild elephants wreaks havoc in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar
General News | September 22, 2019 7:41:27 AM IST
A herd of wild elephants have been creating havoc in Odisha's Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar districts causing 20 deaths and damage to several houses and crops in the past few months. ... read..


Thunderstorm damages Delhi-Vijaywada Air India flight
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
The passengers and crew members of an Air India plane flying from Delhi to Vijaywada reportedly sustained injuries after the aircraft suffered damage due to a thunderstorm, sources said on Saturday. ... read..


MoD warns against fake WhatsApp groups linked to KBC show
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
"Adversaries" are using fake WhatsApp groups on the hugely popular 'Kaun Banega Crorepati' TV show to trap security personnel, the Ministry of Defence warned in an advisory and gave directions on how to exit such groups. ... read..


CBI searches for Kumar in private hospital, UP house
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
CBI sleuths, divided into small teams, spread out in the city and a neighbouring district on Saturday looking for senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who has been eluding the federal agency despite being served multiple notices to appear for questioning. ... read..


'Howdy Houston!' says PM as he arrives to packed itinerary (Lead)
Houston | Sunday, 2019 6:15:05 AM IST
'Howdy Houston!' was the greeting from Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he landed at Houston airport on Saturday to a packed programme during his US visit. ... read..


Shivraj has no right to visit Mandsaur after firing bullets at farmers: MP Min Sajjan Verma
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 5:41:29 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh cabinet minister Sajjan Singh Verma on Saturday said that senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan has no right to visit flood-affected Mandsaur district since he had shed "crocodile tears" after firing bullets at the farmers while serving a ... read..


Delhi: Woman shot dead by bike-borne assailants
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 5:11:27 AM IST
A 59-year-old woman was shot dead by some unidentified bike-borne assailants near a private hospital in East Delhi's Patparganj area on Saturday morning, police said. ... read..


UP mulls replacing Mulayam's Merc SUV with Toyota Prado
Lucknow | Sunday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav will now have to get his Mercedes SUV, allotted to him by the state government, replaced as the cost of repair is too high, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


AAP holds 'day of betrayal', protest at BJP office
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) organised 'Dhoka Divas' (day of betrayal) against the Bharatiya Janata Party for not keeping its word on unauthorised colonies, and staged a protest outside the BJP headquarters, here on Saturday. ... read..


UP CM blames Delhi for Agra's woes
Agra | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday blamed the Delhi government for dragging its feet on Yamuna cleaning. ... read..


Court rejects Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
In a fresh setback for senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who is being hunted by the CBI in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, a district and sessions court on Saturday rejected his anticipatory bail plea. ... read..


'RB' on India's first Rafale jet stands for new Air Chief
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
The first of the 36 Rafale jets that will be formally handed over to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh by its French manufacturer on this Dussehra bears the tail number RB 01. ... read..


Andhra: Man commits suicide after killing wife, 1-year-old daughter
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 4:11:29 AM IST
A man allegedly strangulated his wife and one-year-old daughter before committing suicide at Madurwada district of Visakhapatnam on Saturday, police said. ... read..


K'taka govt allots Rs 50 crore for constructing Anubhava Mantapa to spread messages of 12th-century intellectuals
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 22, 2019 4:11:26 AM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa-led government on Saturday allotted Rs 50 crore funds from the exchequer for the construction of Anubhava Mantapa in Kalaburagi. ... read..


One arrested for robbery in Gurugram
Gurugram | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
Gurugram Police arrested a youth for robbing two persons of Rs 3 lakh after offering to sell a car on OLX website. ... read..


J&K detenues' health being monitored: DGP Prisons
Srinagar | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Director General of Police, Prisons Department Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday said it is constantly monitoring the health condition of the detenues. ... read..


US Senator to Modi: Ensure return of Pandits to Kashmir
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
An American senator has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitching for repatriation of the "violently displaced" Kashmiri Pandit community and asked him to work with them to ensure their voices are heard. ... read..


'Flight theory' overcrowding jails, says Rohatgi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Former Additional Solicitor General Mukul Rohatgi on Saturday said the "flight risk" theory of the prosecution was becoming a reason for the overcrowding of jails. ... read..


Why SIT booked Chinmayanand under 376C, not 376 (IANS EXCLUSIVE)
Shahjahanpur | Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
It was only after careful deliberation that the Special Investigation Team, probing sexual assault allegations against UP BJP leader Chinmayanand, decided to charge him under section 376C (sexual intercourse by a person in authority) of the IPC instead of ... read..


Inter-state gun dealer held, 5 pistols seized
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The Delhi Police claimed to have arrested a key member of an inter-state gang involved in supplying illegal weapons and cartridges to criminals in Delhi and its surroundings. ... read..


Oil deals on cards during PM Modi's US visit
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
With political uncertainty becoming contagious in the Gulf and Middle East, India is looking at the US for its energy security and some of the deals could be on the cards involving PSU petroleum and natural gas (P&NG) majors like ONGC and Indian Oil durin ... read..


Blow to rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs in K'taka after EC move
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
In a major blow to the rebel Congress and Janata Dal-Secular MLAs who were disqualified as legisltors, the Election Commission on Saturday announced by-elections in Karnataka on October 21. ... read..


New Delhi: Criminal wanted in extortion case arrested
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 2:41:48 AM IST
A criminal, who was wanted in extortion cases, was arrested after a brief encounter in Dwarka area, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Anto Alphonse on Saturday. ... read..


Draft education policy based on access, equity, quality: Union HRD Minister
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 2:41:46 AM IST
The Draft National Education Policy-2019 is built on the pillars of access, equity, quality, accountability and affordability, Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Saturday and called for a participative process of decision-making ... read..


Gross enrolment ratio in higher education increases
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 2:41:45 AM IST
The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education has increased from 25.8 per cent in 2017-18 to 26.3 per cent in 2018-19, while in absolute terms the enrolment increased from 3.66 crore to 3.74 crore students, according to All India Survey on Higher Ed ... read..


J-K: One Pakistani national arrested by security forces in RS Pura sector
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 22, 2019 2:41:42 AM IST
One Pakistani national was apprehended by security forces in RS Pura sector on Saturday. ... read..


Noida: Bus driver 'mistakenly' issued challan for driving without helmet
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 2:41:40 AM IST
The owner of a private bus in Noida, Uttar Pradesh claimed that he had been issued an online traffic challan with the offence bein mentioned as 'driving without a helmet'. ... read..


Readyfor debate with Congress and DMK over Article 370, says Muralidhar Rao
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 22, 2019 2:41:38 AM IST
The BJP is ready to participate in a debate on Article 370 with other political parties, including the Congress and DMK said the party's national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Saturday. ... read..


Azam Khan's wife gets bail in electricity theft case
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 2:41:37 AM IST
Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan's wife Tazeen Fatima was granted bail by a court here on Saturday in connection with a case pertaining to electricity theft. ... read..


Amritsar Police holds meeting with Dusshera committees, briefs about safety measures
Amritsar (Punjab) | September 22, 2019 2:41:35 AM IST
Amritsar Police Commissioner on Saturday held a meeting of various Dusshera committees to create awareness about the guidelines to ensure safety during Vijayadashami celebrations. ... read..


Will raise pro-people issues during assembly elections, says Congress
Politics | September 22, 2019 2:41:32 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Sep 22 (ANI) Congress said on Saturday that it will raise "pro-people" issues in the campaign for assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra and will not be distracted by efforts to change the narrative. ... read..


Those who cannot accept Vande Mataram have no right to live in India: Pratap Sarangi
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) | September 22, 2019 2:41:29 AM IST
Hitting out at Congress party for opposing the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said that those who cannot accept saying Vande Mataram have no right to live in India. ... read..


Pune: 1 held with four elephant tusks worth Rs 80 lakh
Pune (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2019 2:41:28 AM IST
Pune Police on Saturday arrested a person and seized four elephant tusks worth Rs 80 lakh in the market from his possession. ... read..


TRS names candidate for Huzurnagar Assembly by-poll
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), here on Saturday, named S. Saidi Reddy its candidate for the Huzurnagar Assembly seat, hours after the Election Commission announced by-election on October 21. ... read..


Make law to spend 6% of GDP on education: Sisodia
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia here on Saturday urged the central government to make a law to allocate 6 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for education. ... read..


ED attaches 3 chimpanzees, 4 marmosets worth Rs 81 lakh
New Delhi/Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
In a first-of-its-kind action, the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday said it has attached three chimpanzees and four marmosets (small tropical American monkeys) in a money laundering case valued at Rs 81 lakh. ... read..


Babul assures JU attacker's mother of no harm
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The mother of Debanjan Ballav, who was seen purportedly pulling Union Minister Babul Supriyo's hair during the Jadavpur University disturbances here on Thursday, has apologised to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader. Supriyo assured the aged woman tha ... read..


Thackeray should become CM: Farmers' leader
Nagpur/Mumbai | Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
It is high time for Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to take the political plunge and take over the state's reins as the next Chief Minister, a prominent farm activist said on Saturday. ... read..


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