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Toddler died after drowning, parents blame school management for negligence
Ranga Reddy (Telangana) [India] | December 16, 2018 5:11:32 AM IST
A three-year-old student of a private play school died after allegedly drowning in a swimming pool at a farmhouse in Telangana's Ranga Reddy district. ... read..


Odisha CM demands for direct flights, trains to Surat
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | December 16, 2018 5:11:31 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has written a letter to Minister of Civil Aviation Suresh Prabhu and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal demanding the introduction of a direct flight service between Bhubaneswar and Surat. ... read..


WB govt denies permission for BJP's Rath Yatra
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | December 16, 2018 5:11:29 AM IST
The West Bengal government has denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to hold Rath Yatra in the state. ... read..


Rafale row: Centre has embarrassed SC, says Kapil Sibal
New Delhi [India] | December 16, 2018 5:11:28 AM IST
After the Centre filed an application before the Supreme Court seeking correction in its judgement on Rafale fighter jet deal, the Congress party has said that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government has brought an embarrassment to the apex court. ... read..


Suspended RJD legislator Rajballabh Yadav convicted in rape case
Patna (Bihar) | December 16, 2018 4:11:30 AM IST
A Patna Court on Saturday convicted suspended lawmaker of the Rashtriya Janta Dal, Rajballabh Yadav and four others in connection with the rape of a minor in the year 2016. ... read..


Chhattisgarh CM candidate to be announced on Sunday
New Delhi [India] | December 16, 2018 4:11:30 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Congress State in-charge, PL Punia on Saturday told the media that the Chief Minister's name for the state will be announced after a meeting on Sunday. ... read..


Kamal Nath, Ashok Gehlot invite Chandrababu Naidu for swearing-in
New Delhi [India] | December 16, 2018 4:11:28 AM IST
Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister-designates Ashok Gehlot and Kamal Nath respectively have invited Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu for their swearing-in ceremonies. ... read..


Cylone Phethai to intensify, move towards Andhra Pradesh
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | December 16, 2018 12:11:32 AM IST
The Meteorological (MeT) department warned that the cyclone Phethai will intensify and move towards the state of Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


J-K to spend Rs 350 cr for sports infra: Governor Malik
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | December 16, 2018 12:11:32 AM IST
In a bid to give a massive push to public infrastructure in the state, the Jammu and Kashmir Governor administration has approved a state budget for the fiscal year 2019-20. The budget was approved by the State Administrative Council (SAC) headed by Gover ... read..


Cinema, museaum visits can prevent depression?
Washington (USA) | December 16, 2018 12:11:30 AM IST
Cultural activities not only help people manage and recover from depression but can also help to prevent it. According to a recent study, Regular visits to the cinema, theatre or to museums could dramatically reduce the chances of becoming depressed in ol ... read..


Anti-Sikh riots: HC to deliver verdict on Sajjan Kumar's acquittal on Monday
New Delhi [India] | December 16, 2018 12:11:30 AM IST
The Delhi High Court is likely to pronounce the judgment on a petition challenging Congress leader Sajjan Kumar's acquittal in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. ... read..


Bulandshahr violence case: 4 more arrested
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | December 16, 2018 12:11:30 AM IST
Four more accused in Bulandshahr violence case were arrested on Saturday. Earlier 13 people had been arrested. ... read..


Cylone Phethai to intensify, move towards Andhra Pradesh
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | December 15, 2018 11:41:31 PM IST
The Meteorological (MeT) department has warned that the cyclone Phethai will intensify and move towards the state of Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


Court allows CBI to quiz Michel till December 19 (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday extended by another four days the CBI custody of British national Christian Michel, the middleman accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. ... read..


Sisodia alleges encroachment of school land by BJP
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Accusing the BJP of encroaching upon a school land for commercial use, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday said the party is anti-education and does not want the citizens to be educated. ... read..


PM Modi, Amit Shah dangerous for nation: Kejriwal
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 11:11:33 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah are dangerous for the present and future of the nation. ... read..


BJP's job is to change its colours: Akhilesh Yadav
General News | December 15, 2018 11:11:31 PM IST
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav trained guns at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), alleging that the party's job was to change its colours and create infighting among others. ... read..


Congress pays lip service to farmers, national security punching bag: Modi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
In the wake of defeat by the Congress in Assembly elections in the Hindi heartland, with agrarian crisis as a major poll plank against his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday accused the Congress of paying only "lip service" to farmers wh ... read..


Verdict in 1984 anti-Sikh riots case against Sajjan Kumar on Dec 17
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday (December 17) will deliver its order on pleas challenging trial court judgement which has acquitted Congress leader Sajjan Kumar but convicted five others in a 1984 anti-Sikh riot case. ... read..


Kushwaha meets Ahmed Patel, set to join grand alliance
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) leader Upendra Kushwaha met Congress Treasurer Ahmed Patel here on Saturday amid indications that the former's party will join the grand alliance in Bihar soon. ... read..


Goan capital abuzz as multi-arts Serendipity festival opens
Panaji | Saturday, 2018 10:15:04 PM IST
The western coast of the Goan capital is abuzz with conversations over different streams of art, as 13 locations here sprawled across Mandovi's shoreline opened their gates for the third edition of the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 on Saturday. ... read..


Heads of Missions of over 70 countries hoist flags at Kumbh Mela
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | December 15, 2018 10:11:35 PM IST
In a special ceremony, Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh, along with the heads of missions of more than 70 countries, participating in the next year's Kumbh Mela, collectively hoisted the flags of their respective countries here on Saturday. ... read..


No evidence against Gandhi family in AgustaWestland case: Michel's advocate
New Delhi (India) | December 15, 2018 10:11:33 PM IST
There is "no evidence" against the family of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi in AgustaWestland case, said Rosemary Patrizi here on Saturday. She is the lawyer of Christian Michel, the alleged middleman in VVIP chopper deal ... read..


Farmers suffered when Cong was in power: PM Modi
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 10:11:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday fired a fresh salvo at the Congress party, accusing them of not fulfilling promises made to farmers and ignoring them when the party was ruling the country or any state. ... read..


Rafale Deal: BJP to hold press conference at 70 places to expose Congress
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 10:11:31 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday informed that it will conduct Press Conferences at 70 locations across the country on Monday, to "expose Congress for plotting conspiracy against the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Central government and messing ... read..


Sonar system fails to detect trapped coal miners in Meghalaya
Shillong | Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) on Saturday used sonar system and underwater camera to detect 13 miners, who have been trapped inside a coal pit filled with water in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district since Thursday morning. ... read..


Rahul to attend oath-taking ceremony in Rajasthan
Jaipur | Saturday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi, along with several senior party leaders, will be present on December 17 at the oath-taking ceremony of Rajasthan Chief Minister-designate Ashok Gehlot, party sources said on Saturday. ... read..


Baghel Congress' likely pick for Chhattisgarh CM (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
Bhupesh Baghel, who is credited with playing a crucial role in a landslide victory of the Congress in Chhattisgarh, is understood to have been picked as the partys choice for Chief Ministership and a formal announcement in this regard is expected on Sunda ... read..


Northern army commander visits Karakoram Pass
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
Lieutenant General Ranbir Singh, the Northern Commander of the Indian Army, visited the historic and strategic Karakoram Pass along the Indo-China border in Daulat Beg Oldie (DBO) sector of Ladakh on Saturday. ... read..


Relief to Gautam Navlakha, Anand Teltumbde in Bhima-Koregaon case
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | December 15, 2018 9:11:39 PM IST
The Bombay High Court on Saturday extended the interim bail relief to activists Gautam Navlakha and Anand Teltumbde, who were accused of fomenting violence in Bhima Koregaon that took place earlier this year. ... read..


Youth Congress workers march to India Gate demanding JPC on Rafale deal
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 9:11:37 PM IST
A day after the Supreme Court's verdict in the Rafale jet deal, Indian Youth Congress workers on Saturday marched to India Gate demanding the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to probe the issue. ... read..


West Bengal: LeT terrorist Naeem sentenced to death by fast-track court
Bangaon (West Bengal), [India] | December 15, 2018 9:11:35 PM IST
Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militant Sheikh Naeem alias Sheikh Samir has been sentenced to death, confirmed a fast-track court of Bangaon in North 24 Parganas distrtict, West Bengal. ... read..


Delhi: ED seizes assets worth Rs 10.28 Crores from Emaar MGF MD Shravan Gupta
New Delhi, (India) | December 15, 2018 9:11:35 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday seized assets worth Rs 10.28 crores from Emaar MGF Managing Director Shravan Gupta under Section 37A (1) of Foreign Exchange Management. ... read..


Kushwaha's RLSP heading for 'split'
Patna (Bihar) [India] | December 15, 2018 9:11:31 PM IST
Rift within the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) appears to be widening with the party MLAs-Lalan Paswan and Sudhanshu Shekhar-having declared to stay with the National Democratic Alliance (NDA). ... read..


DCW chairperson writes to UP CM seeking justice for 21-year-old gang-rape victim
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 9:11:31 PM IST
Chairperson of Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Swati Jai Hind on Saturday wrote a letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath regarding a complaint received from a victim of gang rape and sexual assault on the insensitivity of Uttar Pradesh Po ... read..


Rafale verdict: Congress attacks Modi government for 'lying', Centre seeks correction of 'errors' (Roundup)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Saturday turned the heat on Narendra Modi government for "lying and misleading" the Supreme Court leading to "factual bloomers" in the Rafale judgment even as the Centre scampered to the top court seeking "correction of the errors" in the ... read..


Goa BJP leaders meet to discuss 2019 LS polls agenda
Panaji | Saturday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Office bearers of Goa Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had a meeting on Saturday with the newly-appointed state organising secretary Satish Dhond and discussed the party's preparedness for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


No need of JPC on Rafale after apex court verdict: Akhilesh
Lucknow | Saturday, 2018 8:15:05 PM IST
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that his party has given up its demand for a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into the Rafale deal after Supreme Court verdict in the matter. ... read..


NDMC launches public bicycle share service
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Saturday launched a Public Bicycle Share (PBS) service in order to bridge the gap of the last-mile-connectivity and reduce pollution. ... read..


BJP leads, Congress finishes second in Assam rural polls
Guwahati | Saturday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
While the ruling BJP in Assam has won a majority of the seats in the panchayat polls, its alliance partner, Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), has secured the third position while the Congress finished second. ... read..


Karnataka temple food tragedy toll up 13; two detained
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
The toll has gone up to 13 from eight in the Friday's suspected food poisoning at a village temple in Karnataka's Chamarajanagar district. Two persons were detained for interrogation, a Minister said on Saturday. ... read..


AgustaWestland Deal Scam: Court extends Christian Michel's CBI custody by 4 days
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:42 PM IST
A special court here on Saturday extended the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) custody of Christian Michel, alleged middleman in AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, by four more days. ... read..


Sabarimala row: Ranni court revokes Rahul Easwar's bail
Ranni (Kerala) [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:39 PM IST
A local court here on Saturday revoked the bail granted to Rahul Easwar for not appearing before the police last week. ... read..


PM Modi to visit UP tomorrow
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:37 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will pay a day-long visit to Uttar Pradesh to inaugurate multiple projects in the state. ... read..


Over 14 lakh people to cast votes in Haryana MC poll on Sunday
Chandigarh (Haryana), [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:37 PM IST
In Haryana, a total of 14,01,454 voters will cast their vote for 136-ward in the general elections of Municipal Corporations and Committees on December 16 in the districts of Hisar, Karnal, Panipat, Rohtak, Yamunanagar, Fatehabad, and Kaithal. ... read..


3 terrorists, 7 civilians, 1 jawan killed in Pulwama encounter
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:37 PM IST
Three terrorists were killed in an encounter that broke out on Saturday in Pulwama's Monghama area of Sirnoo village. Seven civilians and one security personnel too lost their lives in the gun battle. ... read..


Patanjali, Chinese firm to promote Ayurveda research jointly
New Delhi, [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:37 PM IST
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between Administrative Committee of Nabdagang Industrial Park (ACNIP) and Patanjali Ayurvedic Limited to promote Ayurveda research and science. The MoU was signed at Nabdagang in Hebei Province of China. ... read..


No conclusive study on deterrent impact of death sentence: Supreme Court
New Delhi, [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:37 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Saturday commuted the death sentence awarded to a man convicted of rape and murder of a three-year-old girl stating that "there is no conclusive study on its deterrent impact". ... read..


India's first drone manufacturing facility inaugurated in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) | December 15, 2018 8:11:37 PM IST
India's first private Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) or drone manufacturing facility has been inaugurated in Hyderabad. The facility has been set up by Adani Defence & Aerospace, and Elbit Systems. ... read..


Rafale verdict: Govt moves SC seeking correction in para on PAC examination
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:35 PM IST
A day after the Supreme Court verdict in the Rafale fighter deal case, the government on Saturday filed an application before it, seeking a correction in the order to make it clear that the pricing aspect, examined by the CAG, has not been looked into by ... read..


SC verdict on Rafale deal based on factual-bloomers: Kapil Sibal
New Delhi, [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:34 PM IST
The Supreme Court verdict on Rafale fighter jet deal is based on 'factual-bloomers,' former Union Minister and senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal said on Saturday. ... read..


Bulandshahr violence: Man claims photo wrongly published in list of accused
Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:34 PM IST
A man who identifies himself as Vishal Tyagi on Saturday claimed that his photo was wrongly published in the list of absconding persons by Police in Bulandshahr violence case. ... read..


Army officers should keep themselves fit for fighting at odd times: General Bipin Rawat
Dundigal (Hyderabad), [India] | December 15, 2018 8:11:32 PM IST
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said that army officers should keep themselves fit to take up any task, especially to fight against the odd situations. ... read..


Kissing contest banned in Siddo-Kanhu fair in Jharkhand
Ranchi | Saturday, 2018 7:45:04 PM IST
The Pakur district administration in Jharkhand has banned the kissing contest this year in the Siddo-Kanhu fair. ... read..


Suspended RJD legislator convicted of raping minor
Patna | Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
A Bihar court on Saturday convicted RJD legislator Raj Ballabh Yadav in connection with the rape of a minor in February 2016, officials said. ... read..


After row, Centre seeks correction in SC order on Rafale
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Under attack from the opposition, the government on Saturday moved the Supreme Court seeking correction of its order on Friday in the Rafale verdict, saying a note submitted by it in a sealed cover has led to misinterpretation about a CAG report being exa ... read..


2 security personnel injured in Jharkhand
Ranchi | Saturday, 2018 7:15:04 PM IST
Two security personnel were injured in a gun battle with Maoists in Seraikela-Kharsawa district of Jharkhand on Saturday. ... read..


Court extends Christian Michel's CBI custody (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 6:45:05 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday extended by another four days the CBI custody of British national Christian Michel, the middleman accused in the Rs 3,600-crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. ... read..


Bloody Saturday: Soldier, 3 militants, 7 civilians killed in Valley (Roundup)
Srinagar | Saturday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
It was a blood-soaked Saturday in Kashmir in which 11 persons, including seven civilians, an Army soldier and three militants, were killed and over three dozen civilian protesters sustained injuries in clashes with the security forces. ... read..


Heavy rainfall warning issued in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) of Kolkata on Saturday issued a heavy rainfall warning for around 10 districts of West Bengal ahead of the approaching storm. ... read..


No clean chit to Kerala MLA; he was punished for misbehaving with woman: CPI-M member
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2018 6:45:04 PM IST
The CPI-M here on Saturday denied giving a 'clean chit' to one of its legislators who was accused of misbehaving with a woman member of the party. ... read..


Mizoram CM distributes portfolios among ministers
Aizawl | Saturday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Hours after assuming office, Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga here on Saturday allotted portfolios to his council of ministers, keeping finance, PWD and six other departments with him, an official notification said. ... read..


Penguin releases controversial book on Asaram
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 6:15:04 PM IST
Leading publisher Penguin Random House India announced on Saturday the release of its publication "God of Sin: The Cult, The Clout and Downfall of Asaram Bapu" by Ushinor Majumdar. ... read..


Maharashtra NDA allies resort to vicious 'dog-fight'
Mumbai | Saturday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Two prominent Maharashtra NDA allies, including a minister, were involved in a vicious verbal slanging match calling each other a 'dog.' ... read..


Rahul hints at resolving Chhattisgarh CM tussle
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hinted at the end of tussle for the Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, tweeting a picture of himself flanked by all the four claimants to the post. ... read..


Trinamool leader shot dead in Bengal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 5:45:05 PM IST
A district-level leader of Trinamool Congress has been shot dead in West Bengal's Purulia district, police said on Saturday. ... read..


Modi extends condolences to France terror attack victims
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 5:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday extended his condolences to the victims of a terror attack in France earlier this week when French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs Jean-Yves Le Drian called on him here. ... read..


Three terrorists, one Army man killed in encounter in Kashmir's Pulwama
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | December 15, 2018 5:41:38 PM IST
Three terrorists and an Army jawan were killed in a fierce encounter in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, the police and the army said. ... read..


NGT orders reopening of Vedanta's sterlite plant in Tamil Nadu
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 5:41:35 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Saturday set aside Tamil Nadu government's order for closing Vedanta Group's sterlite plant at Tuticorin. ... read..


Vijay Goel seeks Rahul's apology on Rafale deal
New Delhi, [India] | December 15, 2018 5:41:31 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi should apologise to the Army and Indian citizens for alleging irregularities in Rafale deal after the Supreme Court gave a clean chit to the Central government, Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Vijay Goel s ... read..


Rs 2,o43 cr paid to state farmers for grains this year: Adityanath
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | December 15, 2018 5:41:31 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that the state government has paid around Rs 2,o43 crore to the state farmers for 11,86,000 metric tonne of grains. ... read..


MEA recommends action in 23 passports missing case
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 5:41:31 PM IST
Union Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) headed by Sushma Swaraj on Saturday directed the passport issuing authority to take action in the case pertaining to the missing of 23 passports of Sikh pilgrims who wanted to visit gurdwaras in Pakistan, said sour ... read..


Congress steps up heat on Modi government over 'CAG report' on Rafale (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 5:15:04 PM IST
A day after the Supreme Court dismissed petitions seeking a probe into the Rafale deal, the political dogfight over the issue intensified with the Congress accusing the Narendra Modi government of "misleading" the apex court that resulted in "factual bloo ... read..


Amitav Ghosh becomes first English writer to bag Jnanpith Award
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
In a first recognition for an English writer, Amitav Ghosh has been announced as 2018's Jnanpith Award winner for "outstanding contribution towards literature". ... read..


MNF back at helm in Mizoram after a decade (Second Lead)
Aizawl | Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Days after ending Congress' 10-year rule in Mizoram, Mizo National Front (MNF) chief Zoramthanga on Saturday took oath as the Chief Minister of the northeastern state for a third term. ... read..


Modi government behind 'factual bloomers' in SC Rafale verdict: Congress
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Blaming the Narendra Modi government for the "factual bloomers" in the Supreme Court judgment in the Rafale deal, the Congress on Saturday asserted that the apex court was neither the right forum to examine the corruption in the deal nor the verdict was a ... read..


11 killed in J&K gunfight, clashes (Fourth Lead)
Srinagar | Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Eleven people were killed on Saturday in a gunfight and subsequent clashes in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, in one of the bloodiest days in the valley's recent history. ... read..


UP govt to install 4 statues in UP, Akhilesh attacks Yogi
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | December 15, 2018 3:41:32 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to install four new statues in the state, including that of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Swami Vivekananda. ... read..


Congress sabotaging India's security preparedness: Javadekar
Panaji | Saturday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
The Congress is trying to sabotage the country's security preparedness by raking up the Rafale deal issue, despite the Supreme Court ruling that there was no need for a probe, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said here on ... read..


Zoramthangas loyalty to Mizo cause helped him return to power after a decade (Profile)
Aizawl | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Militant leader-turned-politician, Zoramthangas intense acumenship took his party, the Mizo National Front (MNF), to govern Mizoram, the country's second least populous state, for a third term. It also obliquely helped the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to ... read..


Indians have as many as 200 apps installed on their smartphone: Survey
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 2:41:44 PM IST
Indians are obsessed with their smartphones and the latest report quantifies it in the best manner possible. According to the latest techARC Digit, smartphone users in India install more apps on their apps than they actually use. ... read..


Apple accused of lying about iPhone X specs
California [United States] | December 15, 2018 2:41:42 PM IST
A latest lawsuit against Apple accuses the tech giant of lying about the display specs in its iPhone X series. ... read..


C-DAC, Atos join hands to make supercomputers
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 2:41:31 PM IST
The Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC) and Atos, a global leader in digital transformation based in France, has signed a three-year industrial contract for designing, building and installing the BullSequana, its high-performance supercomp ... read..


MNF takes office in Mizoram after a decade (Lead)
Aizawl | Saturday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
The Mizo National Front (MNF) government led by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Saturday assumed office in Mizoram, ending the Congress' 10-year rule in the state. ... read..


Modi instigating violence in Kerala: CPI-M leader
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 2:15:05 PM IST
A top Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader on Saturday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of instigating violence in Kerala. ... read..


Will question Attorney General, CAG on Rafale: Kharge
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Keeping the pot boiling, PAC Chairman Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday said he will press for summoning the Attorney General and the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) to ask them when was the public auditor's report tabled and when did the PAC examine i ... read..


11 killed in J&K gunfight, clashes (Third Lead)
Srinagar | Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
Three militants and a soldier were killed on Saturday during a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, while seven civilians died in subsequent clashes in the area, police said. ... read..


MNF takes office in Mizoram
Aizawl | Saturday, 2018 1:45:04 PM IST
The Mizo National Front (MNF) government led by Chief Minister Zoramthanga on Saturday assumed office, ending the Congress' 10-year rule in the state. ... read..


Nintendo warns NES Classic, SNES Classic will be 'gone' once sold out
Kyoto Prefecture [Japan] | December 15, 2018 1:41:34 PM IST
Nintendo has warned that its retro NES Classic and SNES Classic will be gone once they sell out. ... read..


There are many eligible candidates, that is why it's taking time: TS Singh Deo on C'garh CM
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 1:41:34 PM IST
There is more than one eligible name for the post of Chhattisgarh Chief Minister and that is why the process is taking time, said senior Congress leader TS Singh Deo, on Saturday. ... read..


Pulwama encounter: 1 jawan killed
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | December 15, 2018 1:41:31 PM IST
One Army jawan was killed during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday. ... read..


Facebook's new bug affects 6.8 million users
California [United States] | December 15, 2018 1:41:31 PM IST
Facebook has discovered a new bug in its Photo API which the company believes affects up to 6.8 million users. ... read..


10 killed in J&K gunfight, clashes (Second Lead)
Srinagar | Saturday, 2018 1:15:04 PM IST
Three militants and a soldier were killed on Saturday during a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, while six other civilians died in subsequent clashes in the area, police said. ... read..


Mumbai-Lucknow IndiGo Flight grounded after bomb threat call
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | December 15, 2018 1:11:34 PM IST
A lady passenger on Saturday made an anonymous hoax bomb threat to delay a Lucknow bound-Indigo flight. ... read..


Rafale row: Kharge should file affidavit or review petition in court, says Swamy
New Delhi [India] | December 15, 2018 1:11:32 PM IST
Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Mallikarjun Kharge should file an affidavit or review petition in court saying he did not receive the CAG report in regard with the Rafale deal and the committee has not examined it, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJ ... read..


Zoramthanga takes oath as Mizoram CM
Aizawl (Mizoram) | December 15, 2018 1:11:30 PM IST
Mizo National Front (MNF) President Zoramthanga on Saturday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Mizoram state. ... read..


Slain civilian in J&K clashes leaves behind Indonesian wife
Srinagar | Saturday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
One of the two civilians killed in clashes with the security forces on Saturday in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, leaves behind an Indonesian wife and a three-month-old baby. ... read..


Tribunal set up to adjudicate ban on Manipur insurgent groups
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
The Centre on Saturday set up a tribunal to adjudicate matters related to a ban imposed on Manipur insurgent groups collectively known as the 'Meitei Extremist Organisations'. ... read..


Ayodhya civic body issues notice for 173 old, unsafe buildings
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | December 15, 2018 12:11:42 PM IST
The Ayodhya Municipal Corporation (AMC) on Friday issued notices to scores of owners and management of around 176 buildings, including shrines, seeking restoration or demolition of dilapidated constructions. ... read..


J-K: 3 terrorists gunned down in Pulwama encounter
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | December 15, 2018 12:11:42 PM IST
Three terrorists were neutralised during an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday. ... read..


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