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Yogi govt not serious about future of primary teachers: Congress
Lucknow | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The state unit of Congress on Monday alleged that Yogi Adityanath government was not serious about the future of primary teachers. The Congress Spokesperson said here that 68,500 vacancies of teachers were advertised by the State Council for Education ... read..


Farmer dies in rain-related incident in Nanded
Nanded | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
A 62-year-old farmer was feared dead after being swept away in flood waters at Himayat Nagar tehsil of the district on Monday. The ryot, identified as Maruti Sangram Birkure, resident of Wadegaon in Himayat Nagar tehsil, was crossing a submerged bridge, ... read..


Robbers shoot Jeweller, flee with ornaments in Nashik
Nashik | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
A jewellery shop owner was allegedly shot dead, while his brother was seriously wounded, when a gang of armed robbers fired at them and decamped with gold and silver ornaments worth lakhs of rupees from a shop at Kolpewadi in Kopargaon Taluka of Ahmednaga ... read..


Ahead of Eid, top Police, CRPF officials review security in Anantnag
Srinagar | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Top police and CRPF officials on Monday visited the south Kashmir district of Anantnag and reviewed security situation ahead of Eid al-Azha festival, which will be celebrated on Wednesday across the country. A Police Spokesperson said that Additional Dire ... read..


Guv expresses grief over demise of ex-Director Radio Kashmir Srinagar
Srinagar | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Governor N N Vohra has expressed grief over the sad demise of Ghulam Hassan Zia, former Director of Radio Kashmir, Srinagar. An official spokesperson said that in a condolence message, the Governor prayed for peace to the departed soul and strength ... read..


J&K Guv expresses grief over loss of lives in Kishtwar accident
Srinagar | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Governor N N Vohra expressed grief over the loss of lives in a tragic accident, in which a passenger bus was hit by a landslide in Kishtwar district of Jammu region. An official spokesperson said that the Governor has prayed for peace to the departed soul ... read..


Guv visits shrines, other places in downtown Srinagar
Srinagar | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Governor N N Vohra on Monday visited the historic downtown Srinagar and reviewed the implementation of development works and also took stock of preparation for Eid al-Azha, particularly at different shrines and Mosques, where major congregations are expec ... read..


J&K Guv reviews implementation of important projects in Jammu
Srinagar | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Governor N N Vohra on Monday reviewed implementation of important projects in Jammu and ordered constitution of committee to address the impeding issues in the winter capital. An official spokesperson said that chairing a meeting at the Civil Secretariat ... read..


Guv visits Pulwama, announces additional Rs 3.5 cr for Special Development Plan
Pulwama | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Governor N N Vohra on Monday reviewed the implementation of development works in south Kashmir district of Pulwama and announced additional Rs 3.5 crore, besides Rs two crore for Special Development Plan. ''The Governor had extensive discussions with the ... read..


With minutes left, Nigeria avoids international soccer ban
By Angela Ukomadu and Mike Oboh LAGOS/ABUJA | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Nigeria narrowly avoided being kicked out of international soccer on Monday when it recognised the FIFA-approved head of its national federation, minutes before a ban for its failure to do so was due to take effect. The sport's global body had said that, ... read..


Arsene Wenger to get honour for helping George Weah's career
MONROVIA | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is to travel to Liberia this week to receive the west African country's highest honour for his role in the development of the football career of president George Weah. Another of Weah's coaches in his formative years ... read..


Army commander compliments rescue operations
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The Army Commander of the Southern Command Lt Gen D R Soni, PVSM, VSM, ADC on Monday visited the flood affected areas in Kerala and applauded the troups for the wonderful work being put in by them in the rescue operations. Complimenting the troops the A ... read..


Bollywood congratulates Vinesh Phogat for winning gold in Asian Games 2018
New Delhi | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The Bollywood celebrities on Monday congratulated Vinesh Phogat, who created history by becoming the first Indian woman wrestler to win a gold medal at the Asian Games 2018. The Indian film fraternities took to their social media account Twitter and con ... read..


Cautious optimism for U.S.-China trade talks lifts shares
By Herbert Lash NEW YORK | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
A gauge of global equity markets rose on Monday on hopes the U.S.-China trade dispute will cool at talks this week, while Turkey's lira fell anew after cuts to the country's credit ratings and shots were fired outside the U.S. Embassy in Ankara. Wall St ... read..


Oil prices gain on easing trade war concerns, sanctions on Iran
By Stephanie Kelly NEW YORK | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Oil futures rose on Monday after weeks of declines, as investors grew more concerned about an expected fall in supply from Iran due to U.S. sanctions and worried less that a trade war between the United States and China would hurt economic growth. Brent ... read..


Dengue grips HP, 1 dead
Shimla | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The mosquito borne tropical disease has taken its first toll in the home state of Union Health minister J P Nadda on Monday. Ravinder Kumar (43) who was undergoing treatment from Mandi Zonal Hospital died on his way to PGI Chandigarh, CMO Mandi Zonal hos ... read..


MDA partners drum up support for Conrad Sangma, seeks highest victory margin
Tura | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
National People's Party (NPP) today paraded leaders from its alliance partner including Tourism Minister Metbah Lyngdoh, Education Minister Lakhmen Rymbui, Revenue Minister Kyrmen Shylla, MIDC chairman Renikton Lyngdoh and host of other leaders at differe ... read..


Meghalaya police arrests ZUF Chairman and Information Secretary
Jowai | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Meghalaya police today arrested two top leaders of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) today in West Jaintia Hills district, police said. Based on intelligence inputs about the movement of ZUF leaders in a night super bus from Silchar towards Guwahati, ... read..


Meghalaya authorities lifted night curfew
Shillong | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Authorities in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district today lifted the night curfew totally in the whole Shillong city and Motphran-Mawkhar area where the violent protest had erupted recently. Night curfew has been in force in the whole Shillong city ... read..


Few political leaders like former PM Vajpayee will be remembered forever: Azad
New Delhi | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday said that only a few people like former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, will be remembered from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, even after their death. The Congress leader ... read..


Talathi trapped in ACB net in Nashik
Nashik | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
A talathi of Gangapur village in this taluka was on Monday arrested by the Nashik unit of Anti-Corruption Bureau while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 3,000 from a complainant. The alleged accused, Ghansham Hari Bhusare, talathi of Gangapur village, ha ... read..


Mahavitaran distributes cash prizes worth approx Rs 41 lakh to
Nanded | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Under the scheme to tackle the power theft, state utility Mahavitaran has distributed cash prizes worth approximately Rs 41 lakh, to those who have informed about power theft, over the last 3 years. To curb the power theft in the state, Mahavitaran enhan ... read..


Sadbhavan Diwas observed in Nanded
Nanded | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
To mark 'Sadbhavana Diwas' (compassion day) on Monday, superintendent of police Sanjay Jadhav administered an oath to the police officials here. It was done in the presence of the additional superintendent Akshay Shinde. Deputy superintendent of police ... read..


Thane woman arrested for abetment of suicide of her would-be groom
Thane | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The city police has arrested a 20-year-old woman on the charge of allegedly abetting suicide of her would-be groom. An offence under section 306 of Indian Penal Code has been registered against the accused on Sunday evening, police said. According to po ... read..


CS student hangs self during WhatsApp chat with friend
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
A 21-year-old student pursuing a Company Secretary (CS) course committed suicide during a video chat on Whatsapp with her male friend in north Delhi, police said on Monday. The man has been booked for abetment to suicide. ... read..


India, Japan reaffirm vow for deeper defence ties, Indo-Pacific stability
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
India and Japan on Monday reaffirmed their commitment for greater bilateral defence cooperation and ensuring a peaceful and stable Indo-Pacific region at the annual defence ministerial meeting here. ... read..


Telangana to send 500 tonnes rice to Kerala
Hyderabad | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Responding to a request from Kerala, Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao has asked officials to send 500 tonnes of rice to the flood-hit state. ... read..


Rs 2.2 cr interim relief for 5,800 in flood-hit Kodagu (Second Lead)
Bengaluru | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
The Karnataka government on Monday announced Rs 2.2 crore interim relief for 5,800 people rescued from flood-hit Kodagu district. ... read..


AAP student arm to fight Delhi University students election
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) student wing will fight the upcoming elections of the Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) with an aim to bring about a positive change in student politics of the university, Labour Minister Gopal Rai said on Monday. ... read..


One million in Kerala camps, aid pouring in: Vijayan (Lead)
Thiruvananthapuram | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Over one million people are now sheltered in 3,274 relief camps in Kerala, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Monday, even as rains that have battered the state for a week finally abated. ... read..


Disturbing trends in country can hurt national interests: Manmohan
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday took a veiled dig at the Modi government, saying that some "disturbing trends" witnessed in India over the past few years and perpetrated by certain groups can only hurt national interests. ... read..


Japanese Defence Minister calls on PM Modi
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
As the Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Monday, Modi told the visiting dignitary that he looks forward to visiting Japan later this year, the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said. ... read..


Ban on Muthalik's entry into Goa district extended
Panaji | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
The North Goa district administration on Monday extended by 60 days the ban on the entry of Mangalore-based Hindu outfit Sri Rama Sene chief Pramod Muthalik and others. ... read..


Kolkata Keralities raise funds, relief
Kolkata | Monday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
Keralities living here are trying to raise funds and other relief materials to help people in flood-hit Kerala, a member of a city-based Malayali association said on Monday. ... read..


Amit Shah remembers Vajpayee at prayer meet
New Delhi (India) | August 20, 2018 10:41:41 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit on Monday paid tribute to late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said, the latter never let the party deviate from the path of its ideology. ... read..


Meghan Markle to exhibit her wedding dress
Washington D.C. [USA] | August 20, 2018 10:41:41 PM IST
Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle is all set to put her stunning Givenchy wedding gown on display. ... read..


Two arrested for attack on Umar Khalid
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2018 10:41:38 PM IST
The Special Cell of Delhi Police has on Monday arrested both the accused in the connection with attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University student Umar Khalid outside Constitution Club of India. ... read..


Kerala Floods: Japanese PM, FM extend condolences
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2018 10:41:38 PM IST
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, along with the Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono, on Monday, extended their condolences over the devastating floods that have ravaged Kerala and parts of Karnataka. ... read..


Andhra to provide nearly Rs 50 cr aid to Kerala
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | August 20, 2018 10:41:38 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said that the State government has extended an assistance of nearly Rs 50 crore through all means, including financial help, to the flood-ravaged Kerala. ... read..


Centre exempts custom duty, IGST for Kerala relief material
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2018 10:41:31 PM IST
The Central Government is exempting basic custom duty (BCD) and Integrated Goods and Service Tax (IGST) on goods for aid and relief material being imported or dispatched to Kerala, informed Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Monday. ... read..


Centre focuses on supply of food, medicine, restoration of essential services in Kerala
New Delhi | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
As the flood situation in Kerala remained grim, the Centre was focusing on sufficient supply of food, medicine and restoration of essential services like power supply and communication network for the state. Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha, while chairing th ... read..


Shashi Tharoor lands in Geneva to seek UN assistance for Kerala floods
Geneva | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Congress leader and former UN diplomat Shashi Tharoor landed here, to talk to UN officials for ensuring assistance for Kerala floods. "Landed in Geneva to meet with UN & international humanitarian agencies for consultations on Kerala Floods," Mr Tharoor t ... read..


AP to develop smart water grid
Amaravati | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said a smart water grid would be developed in AP to tackle water crisis. He said priority would be given to the rain water harvesting, water management and cost effective water supply. He said ... read..


Adolescent girl jumps into Avvachari kona on the way to Tirumala
Tirumala | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
An adolescent girl belonged Jaggaiah Peta of Vijayawada revenue division attempted suicide by jumping into the a deep valley Avvachari Kona on the way to Tirumala foot path, here on Monday. The rescue team comprising of police, fire and TTD security per ... read..


Woman set on fire by lover's parents
Kakinada | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
A married woman was allegedly attacked by her paramour's parents and set fire after dousing her in petrol in J Ramaraopet area of the city on Monday. The reason for the ghastly attack by the couple is stated to be that the woman was once again having il ... read..


Srinivasa Rao assumes charge as Joint Director of Animal husbandry
Kakinada | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Dr Nagalla Tirumala Srinivasarao has assumed office here on Monday as the new Joint Director of animal husbandry on promotion relieving Dr K Sivaji of the additional charge. Hitherto he was working as the deputy director special livestock breeding program ... read..


Vinesh battles to glory and Gold in Asian Games as others flop
By Harpal Singh Bedi Jakarta | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Vinesh Phogat battled to glory and gold as she floored her Japanese opponent Yuki Irie 6-2 in the final of the freestyle 50-kg to help India to its second gold from the wrestling competition of the Asian Games here on Monday as five other wrestlers ... read..


All Haj pilgrims left from Hyderabad are well, busy in Haj rituals
Hyderabad | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
With the stay at Arafat near Mecca, the Haj rituals came to be completed. All the Haj pilgrims who left from Hyderabad Embarkation Point are well and busy in Haj rituals and prayers. On completion of Haj, Mr Mohammed Masiullah Khan Chairman State Haj C ... read..


Central assistance to Kerala is insufficient : AP CM
Amaravati Aug 20 | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister found fault with the Central government for its Rs 600 crore meager financial assistance to the floods ravaged Kerala state and appealed to the Centre to declare it as "National Calamity". Addressing a press conference here ... read..


SP to launch 2019 LS campaign with bicycle rally by Akhilesh on Sept 16
Lucknow | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Samajwadi Party, which has announced to go for a pre-poll alliance in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, on Monday announced to launch their campaigning in Uttar Pradesh from September 16, when party president Akhilesh Yadav will launch a 50-km bicycle rally in Ka ... read..


India decimate Indonesia 17-0 in their opening Asian games hockey contest
By Harpal Singh Bedi Jakarta | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
India decimated Indonesia 17-0 in their opening Pool A league match of the Men's Hockey competition here on Monday. On a day which saw record 70 goals being scored off six match, the lop sided nature of the tournament stood exposed. In other ma ... read..


Experts inspect the damaged portion of Jagannath temple
Puri | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The three day long inspection of the damaged portion of the Jagamohan, Natamandop and Bhogmandop of Sri Jagannath temple began on Monday. An eight member team of experts of statutory core committee led by Anandpran Gupta conducted the examination of the j ... read..


Ruling SDF Party objects to SKM Presidents'remarks
Gangtok | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The general secretary of Sikkim Democratic Front(SDF) on Monday strongly refuted the statements made by the president of Sikkim Krantikari Morcha(SKM) in his public speech yesterday. PS Goley has been releassed from prison on 10th August '18 after comp ... read..


Sadbhavana Diwas observed at SER Headquarters
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Sadbhavana Diwas was observed at South Eastern Railway Headquarters, Garden Reach this morning Anirban Datta, Additional General Manager, South Eastern Railway administered pledge to all staff and officers of S E Railway headquarters to work for the ... read..


Nitish Kumar visits governor
Patna | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called on governor Satya Pal Malik and discussed issues like development of higher education at Raj Bhawan here today. Mr Kumar during his meeting with governor discussed issues like development of higher education, and reno ... read..


Id-ul-Zuha to be celebrated on Aug 22
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
On the basis of the report of Ruiyat Hilal (moon deciding Committee), headed by Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Delhi, Syed Ahmed Bukhari intimated that witnesses of sighting of the moon have been received from different cities of India, and, therefore, it has ... read..


Giriraj appears before court in violation of model code
Patna | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Union Minister Giriraj Singh and two reporters of a private TV news channel today appeared before a special court constituted to hear criminal cases pending against MPs and MLAs in connection with violation of model code of conduct. Besides Mr Singh, Suji ... read..


fake currency racket busted, four held
Bhubaneswar | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Commissionerate of Police today busted a fake currency racket with the arrest of four persons from a hotel here. Police sources here said acting on a tip off Khandagiri police raided the hotel and arrested the accused. Police also seized fake currency ... read..


Union Minister Babul Supriyo congratulates Vinesh Phogat for gold in Asiad
Asansol | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Babul Supriyo today congratulated woman wrestler Vinesh Phogat for winning gold medal in 50 kg freestyle wresting at the Asian Games. The 23-year-old wrestler from Haryana, Vinesh Phogat etched ... read..


SJM seeks CBI probe into FSSAI notification on fortified foods based on imported, synthetic vitamins
New Delhi | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) on Monday came under severe criticism from different stakeholders, including medical researchers and industry, for pushing ''undesired fortified foods based on imported and synthetics vitamins,'' th ... read..


Man remanded to police custody till Aug 24 in triple murder case
Nashik | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
A native of Mathura, arrested from Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh in connection of triple murder case, has been remanded to police custody till August 24 by a court here. The accused, Jalaluddin Khan, allegedly set ablaze a family of three -- Sangita Deore (38 ... read..


Maha Governor asks State universities to extend all help to Kerala
Mumbai | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Governor of Maharashtra and chancellor of universities in the state, C Vidyasagar Rao, on Monday asked vice- chancellors of all universities in the state to extend monetary and material support to Kerala in tackling the ongoing natural calamity in that s ... read..


Shiv Sena MPs, MLAs to donate month's salary for Kerala flood relief
Mumbai | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The Shiv Sena said on Monday that its MLAs and MPs will donate a month's salary for Kerala flood relief. The money will be donated in the Kerala Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Sena leader Aditya Thakeray said and expressed solidarity with the people of th ... read..


Goa files disobedience petition against K'taka officials before MWDT
Panaji | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Goa Government has filed a diobedience petition before the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal seeking arrest of Karnataka Government officials for allegedly violating order of the adjucating body. Speaking to reporters in the city on Monday, State Advocate ... read..


Gopalkrishna Gandhi receives 24th Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award
New Delhi | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Former West Bengal Governor and Gandhian thinker Gopalkrishna Gandhi was on Monday conferred with the 24th Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana award. Mr Gandhi, grandson of Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi, was conferred the award at a function at Jawahar Bhavan b ... read..


Most wanted dacoit surrenders in Rajasthan
Jaipur | Monday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Jagan Gurjar, a dacoit with 92 cases of murder, abduction, looting and extortion filed against him, has surrendered to the police in Bharatpur in Rajasthan, it was announced on Monday. ... read..


Australian mission warns of visa scam in Delhi
New Delhi | Monday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
The Australian High Commission on Monday warned Indians of a visa scam in Delhi wherein over 50 people had been duped of lakhs of rupees. ... read..


DMK to elect new leader on August 28
Chennai | Monday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The DMK on Monday said a meeting of its General Council will be held on August 28 to elect a party President following the death of former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi. ... read..


Diageo donates Rs 1 crore to flood-hit Kerala
Bengaluru | Monday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Leading liquor major Diageo India donated Rs 1 crore to the Kerala Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund, the company said on Monday. ... read..


Venkaiah Naidu urges MPs 'to contribute generously' to Kerala
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2018 9:41:46 PM IST
The Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, Venkaiah Naidu and Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Sumitra Mahajan on Monday issued a joint statement appealing to the Members of parliament (MPs) to contribute to the flood-ravaged Kerala. ... read..


Vajpayee will be remembered for ages to come: Ramdev
New Delhi (India) | August 20, 2018 9:41:41 PM IST
Yoga guru Ramdev on Monday expressed his condolence on the demise of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and said, such iconic leaders are remembered for ages to come. ... read..


Vajpayee was king of everyone's heart: Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2018 9:41:41 PM IST
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister and National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Monday heaped praises on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee saying that he was the "king of everyone's heart". ... read..


Centre should send funds: Parameshwara on K'taka floods
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | August 20, 2018 9:41:34 PM IST
Karnataka's Deputy Chief Minister G. Parameshwara on Monday stated that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led central government should allocate adequate financial aid for relief efforts in the state's Kodagu district. ... read..


Leaders across party line recall greatness of 'Gentle Giant' Vajpayee
New Delhi [India] | August 20, 2018 9:41:34 PM IST
It is great that Atal Bihari Vajpayee has brought together all leaders from different parties in one hall even after his death, remarked Congress party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad while speaking at all party prayer meet for the deceased former Prime Minister ... read..


764 pilgrims pay obeisance at Amarnath, over 2.83 lakh had darshan so far
Srinagar | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
As many as 764 pilgrims paid obeisance on Monday at the holy Amarnath cave shrine, where so far over 2.83 lakh yatris have had darshan of the self-made ice-Shivlingam. Meanwhile, Charri Mubarak, the holy silver Mace of Lord Shiva, left here on Monday to r ... read..


SP demands ban on Sanatan Sanstha
Mumbai | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Amidst a major crackdown by the CBI and state ATS, the Samajwadi Party in Maharashtra on Monday reiterated the demand to ban the Hindu right-wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha. Besides, it also urged the Centre and the state government to beef up security at the ... read..


Rs 32.36 lakh medical aid provided to patients in J&K
Srinagar | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The Jammu and Kashmir administration has sanctioned Rs 32.36 lakh medical aid for patients in the state, an official spokesman said here on Monday evening. He said on the instructions of Governor N N Vohra, the Medical Aid Committee met under the Chairman ... read..


J&K raises Honorarium of Anganwari Workers, Helpers
Srinagar | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Monday raised the honorarium of Anganwari workers and helpers, an official spokesman said here on Monday evening. He said on the initiative of Governor N N Vohra, the state's Social Welfare Department (SWD) announced hi ... read..


Khattar congratulates wrestler Vinesh Phogat for winning gold in Asian Games
Chandigarh | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday congratulated Vinesh Phogat for winning gold medal in women's 50 kg freestyle wrestling event in the ongoing 18th edition of the Asian Games, being held at Jakarta. The Chief Minister said the achieveme ... read..


Khattar congratulates shooter Lakshay Sheoran for bagging silver in Asian Games
Chandigarh | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Monday congratulated young shooter Lakshay Sheoran for bagging silver medal in Men's Trap Shooting at the 18th edition of the Asian Games, being held at Jakarta. Mr Khattar said it was a proud moment for pe ... read..


Martyr Rajesh Punia cremated with state honours
Kaithal | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The air rented with screams of 'Rajesh Poonia Amar Rahe,' when the mortal remains of 23-year-old martyr Rajesh Punia were consigned to flames with full state honours in his native village of Bhagal in Guhla Sub-Division of this district, on Monday. Punia ... read..


Patient jumps to death at Tanda Medical College
Kangra | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
A 51-year-old patient from Pathankot, undergoing treatment at Dr Rajinder Prasad Govt Medical College at Tanda, committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of the medical college building on Monday, police said here. Kangra SHO Kuldeep Raj told UN ... read..


Rajiv Gandhi's 74th birth anniv celebrated at Kangra, Shahpur
Kangra | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, an architect of modern India, was celebrated as Sadbhawna Divas by Youth Congress at Kangra and Shahpur. Hundreds of Youth Congress workers of Kangra and Palampur participated in the rally under ... read..


Fish seed farms rejuvenated, investing Rs 24.65 cr: Balbir Sidhu
Chandigarh | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
To lend the much-needed helping hand to the farmers associated with the fish farming, the Punjab government has resuscitated various 'Fish Seed Farms' with the cost of Rs 24.65 crore. Stating this here on Monday, Animal Husbandry, Dairy Development and Fi ... read..


Ikee shines as Sun's bid for five golds comes up short in relay
By Nick Mulvenney JAKARTA | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Chinese medal machine Sun Yang's bid for a record-equalling five swimming titles at the Asian Games came to an abrupt end on Monday when, having picked up his second individual gold, he failed to anchor his country to victory in the relay. Japan's teenag ... read..


Telangana to send 500 tonnes of Rice to Kerala
Hyderabad | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in response to Kerala's plea for aid has instructed the officials concerned to send 500 tonnes of rice to the flood-hit state. Kerala Chief Minister has written a letter to his Telangana counterpart expressin ... read..


One day basic pay donation for Kerala flood victims: TGOA
Hyderabad | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
At a meeting held here on Monday, the Telangana Gazetted Officers Association requested the state government to deduct one day basic pay from the salary of all the Gazetted Officers of the state towards generating relief fund for floods ravaged Kerala.Acc ... read..


UP Congressmen contribute for Kerala instead of celebrating Rajiv Gandhi's birthday
Lucknow | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Congressmen here in Uttar Pradesh postponed the birthday celebrations of former prime minister Rajeev Gandhi on Monday and instead appealed to the party leaders to contribute for help of the flood victims in Kerala. According to an official communiqu, ... read..


Asthi Kalash of Former PM Vajpayee to reach Lko on Aug 23
Lucknow | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The 'asthi kalash' of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, which were earlier announced to come on Tuesday, will now reach Lucknow on August 23 and will be taken to district headquarters across the state the next day. "The asthi kalash of former ... read..


Accord priority for monsoon patrolling to ensure safety : SCR GM
Hyderabad | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
South Central Railway (SCR) General Manager Vinod Kumar Yadav asked the officials to accord priority for monsoon patrolling to ensure safety. Through the video conference here on Monday with Principal Heads of Departments and Divisional Railway Manager' ... read..


Three inmates flee from Gonda juvenile home in UP
Gonda | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Three inmates of the juvenile home managed to flee sometime in the wee hours of Monday. Surprisingly, the accused managed to get keys of the main gate of the home and fled after opening the locks. Taking the incident seriously, district magistrate, who ... read..


Kottayam-Kochi Rubber Market Rates
Kottayam | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Following were the Rubber Market rates announced by the Rubber Board here today per quintal KOTTAYAM RSS FOUR : 13350 RSS FIVE : 13150 ISNR TWENTY : 13000 SIXTY PERCENT LATEX : 9300 KOCHI RSS FOUR : 13350 RSS FIVE : 1 ... read..


Former Minister Parveen alleges CM did not act on irregularities at shelter homes
Patna | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Former Social Welfare Minister and social activist Parveen Amanullah today alleged that she had apprised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of irregularities being committed at shelter homes during her regime but the government did not act. Without naming Mr K ... read..


6 lakh unemployed youths to be trained in WB to boost entrepreneurship:CM
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said as many as 6 lakh unemployed youths would be trained every year to boost entrepreneurship in the state. After inaugurating the 2018 edition of State MSME Conclave at the Biswa Bangla Convention Centre here, the c ... read..


While Sangh Parivar spreads divisive politics, Kerala fish-folk saves lives, says Brinda Karat
New Delhi | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Lashing out at the RSS and the BJP, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) polit bureau member Brinda Karat on Monday said that while the Sang Parivar organsiations continued with its divisive politics, the working people of Kerala was involved in r ... read..


Kangra Guy lifts ' The Nizam'S Gold Cup '
Hyderabad | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
S S Attaliahi trained + Kangra +, ridden by Jockey A Sandesh lifted 2000 Meters 'Nizam'S Gold Cup, the main event of the 9th day Moonsoon Races here on Monday. The owners of the winner are Mr Marthand Singh Mahindra, Mrs Rina Mahindra & Mr P Prabhakar ... read..


Bengal colts get off to a winning start in Popular Cup
Kolkata | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
An all-around Cricket Association of Bengal (U-19) team won on basis of 99 run first innings lead against Andhra Red (U-19) in Popular Cup match in Andhra Pradesh today. Starting the day from 131/8 Andhra were bundled out for 136 runs. Prabhat Ma ... read..


Retired MSEDCL engineer, his family booked in disproportionate
Aurangabad | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The Beed unit of Anti- Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday registered a case against retired superintendent engineer of Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Ltd (MSEDCL) at Aurangabad, his two sons and wife for allegedly amassing assets dispro ... read..


Five BJP corporators arrested for beating AIMIM corporator in
Aurangabad | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
The city police on Monday arrested five Bharatiya Janata Party corporators, including deputy Mayor, of Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) for allegedly manhandling and beating All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) corporator Sayed Matin for ... read..


K'takat native held for possessing ganja in Goa
Panaji | Monday, Aug 20 2018 IST
Calangute Police in North Goa on Monday arrested a 22-year-old man from Karnataka for allegedly possessing ganja worth Rs 45,000 in international market. According to Calangute Police Station Incharge Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi, reliable information ... read..


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