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Hizbul terrorist arrested from J&K's Baramulla
Srinagar | Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
A terrorist affiliated with proscribed terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, who was active in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla and Sopore areas, has been arrested, police said on Saturday. ... read..


Goa ushers in Carnival with pomp and splendour
Panaji | Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Goa kept its date with its Portuguese cultural past on Saturday by ushering in the Carnival in the state capital with traditional float parades, King Momo's salutations and general merry-making on the chock-a-block streets of Panaji. ... read..


River linking project in TN to be completed this year
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Saturday announced a project to prevent sea erosion at an outlay of Rs 52.46 crore in Thoothukudi district. ... read..


Notorious drug peddler arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar | Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
The Jammu and Kashmir Police in its recent action against drug dealings in Srinagar have arrested a notorious drug peddler and recovered contraband substance from his possession. ... read..


'Sinister campaign on social media to influence judiciary' (Ld)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 1:15:05 AM IST
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday expressed concern over a "sinister campaign" on social media attempting to influence the judiciary. ... read..


Shaheen Bagh protesters clear part of road
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
The passage between Kalindi Kunj to Nodia (via Road No. 9, Okhla) which was blocked for more than two months due to the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protests at Shaheen Bagh was opened on Saturday. ... read..


Name loan waiver beneficiaries: Cong to govt
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
Blaming the Narendra Modi government for the state of economy, the Congress said, here on Saturday, without improvement in the banking sector the country's economic condition couldn't be ameliorated. ... read..


Former Tripura Chief Secy again sent to police custody
Agartala | Saturday, 2020 11:45:05 PM IST
A local court on Saturday extended police custody of former Tripura Chief Secretary Yash Pal Singh, arrested on Monday in a multi-crore PWD scam from UP's Ghaziabad district, to three more days. ... read..


Uddhav to visit Ayodhya on March 7
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister will visit Ayodhya on March 7 to mark the completion of his hundred days in office, a party leader said on Saturday. ... read..


No petty politics: BJP on reports on dropping Kejriwal, Sisodia (Ld)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Hours after reports suggested that the names of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia were dropped from city government schools events for the US First Lady, the BJP on Saturday said that there should be no "petty politics" on ... read..


Ti toilets for women only impress Tweeple
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Photographs of super cute pink toilets for women that have been crafted out of old buses, have popped up at various locations in Pune, and these have gone viral on social media. ... read..


Court dismisses Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking medical care
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed a petition filed by one of the Nirbhaya convicts seeking treatment for mental illness, schizophrenia and injuries in head and arm. ... read..


Bike Bot scam: ED raids locations in Delhi, Noida, Lucknow
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Multiple teams of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday carried out searches at over a dozen locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in connection with its money laundering probe against a Noida-based firm in the Rs 4,000-crore Bike Bot scam case. ... read..


India issues travel advisory on Singapore
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Following the coronavirus outbreak, India has issued a travel advisory on Singapore and asked its citizens to avoid all non-essential travel to the south-east Asian business hub. ... read..


Five langurs deployed for Trump's security in Agra
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Despite heavy security arrangement for US President Donald Trump, the security agencies are worried about monkeys who create misery in Agra. To tackle it, the security agencies have deployed five langurs (long-tailed monkeys) on the route of Trump's convo ... read..


BJP lashes out at 10 Janpath ahead of Trump's visit
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
Describing US President Donald Trump's standalone visit to India as a landmark moment in the Indo-US ties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Saturday slammed the Congress for its skepticism and asked why it didn't allow former Prime Minister Manmoh ... read..


Visa aspirants seek divine intervention of 'Visa Balaji'
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
With issues related to the H-1B visa likely to come up during talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and United States President Donald Trump, devotees at a temple here are seeking the divine blessings for softening the US' stance. ... read..


Shaheen Bagh protesters put up demands before interlocutor
New Delh | Saturday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
After the Supreme Court-appointed interlocutor Sadhna Ramachandran made a surprise visit to Shaheen Bagh on Saturday morning, the protesters put forth a series of demands before her. ... read..


India to be 'Sone ki Chidiya' again
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:45:05 PM IST
Twitterati has been abuzz with aspiration of seeing India returning to its golden days of being "sone ki chidiyan" ever since an estimated 3,000 tonnes of gold reserves were found in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra district. ... read..


SC judge says PM a visionary, versatile genius
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Supreme Court judge Justice Arun Mishra on Saturday praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the inaugural function of international judicial conference in the capital. ... read..


Debate, discussion shatter conditions clouding truth: Prez
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said at a conclave here that debate, discussion and scientific temper shatter the conditions clouding truth. ... read..


Low lying India's enemies may strike anytime: Kishan Reddy
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
India's enemies - internal and external -- may be lying low now due to unfavourable atmosphere but may strike at anytime, said Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy on Saturday. ... read..


Poultry Federation against concession on US dairy products (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Ahead of the visit by US President Donald Trump next week, which could result in a limited trade deal between the US and India, the Poultry Federation of India has urged PM Modi to protect the domestic dairy sectors and not succumb to pressure to offer du ... read..


Swami Vivekananda's statue vandalised in Bengal district
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
A statue of Swami Vivekananda was vandalised by unidentified persons in front of a children's school under Barwan police station of Murshidabad district, a senior police officer said on Saturday. ... read..


Every Indian Muslim is safe and secure in India: Rajnath (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
India's Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday strongly disapproved politics of communalism and rejected the notion that the Modi government is against religious minorities. ... read..


Himachal CM lays stone of cancer care centre
Mandi | Saturday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday laid the foundation stone of Tertiary Cancer Care Centre at Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Medical College at Ner Chowk near Mandi worth Rs 45 crore. ... read..


Veteran Left leader Bajuban Reang no more
Agartala | Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
Seven-time Lok Sabha member and veteran Left leader Bajuban Reang died here on Friday night after a protracted illness, CPI-M sources said on Saturday. He was 79. ... read..


Rival Kerala fronts get ready for assembly by-election
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The traditional political fronts in Kerala -- the ruling CPI-M-led LDF and the Congress led UDF -- are getting ready to take on each other at the Kuttanadu assembly by-election set to be announced shortly. ... read..


Lord Ram was the biggest socialist of his time: SP
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
After Lord Hanuman hogged the limelight in the Delhi elections, the Samajwadi Party is trying hard to prove that Lord Ram was the biggest socialist of his time. ... read..


Don't do petty politics over Trump's visit: BJP tells Cong
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 9:45:05 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday told the Congress not to do "petty politics" over US President Donald Trump's two-day visit to India during which he is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


Priyanka Gandhi questions govt over Trump's visit
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday attacked the Narendra Modi-led government over the huge amount of money being spent on US President Donald Trump's visit to Gujarat's Ahmedabad. She questioned the role of a committee which is t ... read..


Ex-MP and Netaji's relative Krishna Bose dead (2nd Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Three-time Lok Sabha member and noted educationist Krishna Bose, widow of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose' nephew Sisir Bose, died at a private hospital here following a cardiac arrest on Saturday, family and hospital sources said. ... read..


An unlikely traffic cop in Pune wows Twitter
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
An elderly woman in Pune was filmed scolding bikers driving on the footpath. She has earned the respect of people from across the nation as the clip went viral. ... read..


Ex-CM Marandi to be elected BJP legislative party leader
Ranchi | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi is likely to be elected the legislative party leader of the BJP on February 24, sources said. ... read..


UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak posts picture of Tea break, gets trolled
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Rishi Sunak, Britain's newly appointed Finance Minister took to Twitter to post a photograph of himself making tea for his team during his tea break and immediately got trolled. ... read..


Dynastic politics in most parties, BJP is opposite: Nadda
Patna | Saturday, 2020 9:15:05 PM IST
Attacking the growing dynasticism in political parties, BJP President J.P. Nadda said here on Saturday that the BJP is the only outfit where the party is the family while for all others family is the party. ... read..


No religious connotation in Kartarpur corridor remark: Punjab DGP
Chandigarh (Punjab) | February 22, 2020 8:41:22 PM IST
Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta on Saturday said that there was no religious connotation in his remark about Kartarpur corridor. ... read..


Passengers cover themselves in plastic to avoid coronavirus
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
A video of two passengers who took extreme steps to avoid coronavirus infection has taken social media by storm. ... read..


Uttar Pradesh vies with Gujarat in welcoming Trump
Agra | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
What Gujarat can do, Uttar Pradesh can do better, is the mantra that is guiding the hectic preparations for US President Donald Trump's February 24 visit to the Taj city. The Yogi Adityanath government is keen to present a dynamic profile of Uttar Pradesh ... read..


Jaipur-based firm designs Trump Collection
Jaipur | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
A Jaipur-based company has been entrusted with designing and creating exclusive tableware and cutlery for personal use of the visiting US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump and other family members to India. ... read..


Nirbhaya convict's injury self-inflicted, superficial: Tihar
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The Tihar Jail authorities on Saturday told a Delhi court that the injuries sustained by death-row convict in Nirbhaya rape case, Vinay Sharma, are "self-inflicted and superficial". ... read..


After gold, GSI now looking for uranium in UP's Sonbhadra
Sonbhadra (UP) | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
The Geological Survey of India (GSI) is conducting survey in Uttar Pradesh's Sonbhadra to look for uranium, just days after around 3,000 tonnes of gold reserves were found here, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Treat freedom with sense of responsibility: Navy chief
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Indian Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Saturday said that freedom is a precious gift and "one must treat this with great reverence, respect and a sense of responsibility". ... read..


Direct listing by Indian firms abroad by FY21 Q1
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
In yet another move towards fuller capital account convertibility, the government proposes to throw open the doors for Indian companies to directly list their shares abroad and access a larger pool of capital. ... read..


Former MP and Netaji's kin Krishna Bose dead (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Three-time Lok Sabha member and noted educationist Krishna Bose, widow of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose' nephew Sisir Bose, died at a private hospital here following a cardiac arrest on Saturday, family and hsoptial sources said. ... read..


Khurja BJP MLA's name missing from 'father's name' column in FIR against son
General News | February 22, 2020 8:11:26 PM IST
In a new twist in the Khurja celebratory firing case, in which local BJP MLA Bijendra Singh's son Vikas Singh is an accused, the FIR lodged by the Bulandshahr police omits the name of the accused's father. ... read..


Congress looted the taxpayers, says Giriraj Singh
Patna (Bihar) | February 22, 2020 8:11:24 PM IST
Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday slammed Congress saying that the party "looted the country" when it was in power and are now showing "concern" for the taxpayers. ... read..


Fight is between Constitution, Manusmriti: Bhim Army chief
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | February 22, 2020 8:11:23 PM IST
Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Saturday attacked the Centre and said that the fight is between Constitution and RSS' Manusmriti in contemporary India. ... read..


Trump's visit will strengthen Indo-US relations, says UP Dy CM
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 8:11:21 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Saturday said that US President Donald Trump's visit to India will make Indo-US ties stronger. ... read..


Ram temple trust members reach Ayodhya
Ayodhya | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Members of the Ram temple trust reached Ayodhya on Saturday to start the process of identifying the place where Ram Lalla statue can be shifted. ... read..


Nirbhaya convicts asked to avail their final family meeting
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
The Tihar Jail authorities have written to the four death row convicts in the Nirbhaya gang rape and murder case regarding their final meeting with their families. ... read..


Trump performs Balle Balle in Bobble GIFs, stickers
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
Tech company Bobble AI on Saturday launched a special series of GIFs and stickers on its Indic keyboard and to welcome US President Donald Trump on his maiden visit to the country next week. ... read..


Nirbhaya case: Court reserves order on convict's plea
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 7:45:05 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday reserved its order on an application filed by one of the death-row convicts in Nirbhaya rape case seeking better treatment for his claimed mental illness, schizophrenia and head and arm injuries. ... read..


Himachal CM unveils initiatives to boost farmer's income
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 7:41:33 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday initiated various schemes to double the income of farming community by 2022. ... read..


Shaheen Bagh protestors open Noida-Kalindi Kunj road, close it later
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 7:41:32 PM IST
A group of Shaheen Bagh protesters on Saturday opened the Noida-Kalindi Kunj Road that had been blocked since December 15-16 last year, only to be closed soon afterwards by another group of protesters. ... read..


Cleanliness drive begins in Agra, 3,000 artistes to welcome Trump
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 7:41:30 PM IST
Ahead of the much-awaited visit of US President Donald Trump, Agra is getting a makeover with beautification of streets and cleanliness drive led by authorities. ... read..


AAP seeks sacking of Punjab DGP for his 'Kartarpur remark'
Chandigarh (Punjab) | February 22, 2020 7:41:29 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Saturday demanded the sacking of Punjab's Director General of Police (DGP) Dinkar Gupta for his reported remark where he had said that 'Kartarpur has the potential...you send someone in the morning and by evening he is a train ... read..


Ram Temple construction will start within 6 months, says Dinendra Das
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 7:41:27 PM IST
Dinendra Das, member of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust on Saturday said that construction of Ram temple will start within the next six months as assured by Trust president Mahant Nritya Gopal Das. ... read..


All security checks, sanitisation of routes being conducted ahead of Trump's Agra visit
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 7:41:26 PM IST
Police have sanitised and conducted security checks of all places and routes which US President Donald Trump will visit and cross in his upcoming visit to Agra, said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Babloo Kumar on Saturday. ... read..


Several terrorists, terror outfits eliminated in J&K, says DGP Dilbag Singh
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | February 22, 2020 7:41:24 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday said that a large number of terrorists and terror outfits have been eliminated from the state. ... read..


Sirsa demands action against Punjab DGP for Kartarpur remark
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 7:41:21 PM IST
Senior Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa on Saturday asked Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to act against Punjab Director General of Police (DGP), Dinkar Gupta for his reported remark where he said that 'Kartarpur has the potential...yo ... read..


Kejriwal, Sisodia may not accompany Melania to Delhi govt schools: Sources
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his deputy Manish Sisodia may have been dropped from the list of dignitaries accompanying US first lady Melania Trump during her February 25 visit to a Delhi government school here, according to sources on Saturday. ... read..


RSS leader says Fadnavis' fate as 'ex-CM' for limited time
Nagpur | Saturday, 2020 7:15:06 PM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) general secretary Suresh 'Bhaiyyaji' Joshi has said that the tenure of Devendra Fadnavis as 'ex-chief minister of Maharashtra' is for a limited period only. ... read..


Case filed against Waris Pathan, Giriraj Singh in Bihar court for controversial statements
Muzaffarpur (Bihar) | February 22, 2020 7:11:31 PM IST
A case was registered in a Muzaffarpur court on Saturday against AIMIM leader Waris Pathan and Union minister Giriraj Singh for making controversial statements. ... read..


BJD delegation gives memorandum to AIIMS Bhubaneswar director against 'imposition of Hindi'
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | February 22, 2020 7:11:30 PM IST
A delegation of Biju Janta Dal (BJP) MPs and MLAs on Saturday handed over a memorandum to the Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar to protest against the "imposition of Hindi language" in the hospital for official works ... read..


Shankhnaad, folk dances, 150-ft long carpet and more to welcome Trump in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | February 22, 2020 7:11:28 PM IST
Preparations for the welcome of United States President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in full swing in Gujarat's Ahmedabad, where they are scheduled to land on their two-day visit to the country. ... read..


City all ready to welcome President Trump, says Agra DM
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 7:11:27 PM IST
American President Donald Trump will be in Agra for a total of two hours and the administration has made all arrangements for his visit, Agra District Magistrate Prabhu Narain Singh said on Saturday. ... read..


BJP-led government giving slow death to reservation provisions: Mayawati
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 7:11:25 PM IST
BSP chief Mayawati on Saturday accused the BJP-led government of giving "slow death" to constitutional provisions for reservation of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and said the only way is for these sections to get "m ... read..


3-day 'India Skills Kerala' event inaugurated in Kozhikode
Kozhikode (Kerala) | February 22, 2020 7:11:24 PM IST
Giving a fillip to the skill development in the state, "India Skills Kerala" was inaugurated here on Saturday by Labour and Skills Minister T P Ramakrishnan, witnessing participation of 253 people from as many as 39 disciplines for the three-day event. ... read..


PM Modi inaugurates first edition of Khelo India University Games
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 7:11:22 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the first edition of Khelo India University Games, being held in Odisha, through video-conferencing on Saturday. ... read..


101-year-old Gandhian passes away in Agra
Agra | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Noted Gandhian and freedom fighter Chimman Lal Jain died early Saturday morning, at his house in Pathwari area of Agra. He was 101. ... read..


'Sinister campaign on social media to influence Judiciary'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday expressed concern over "sinister campaign" on the social media attempting to influence the judiciary, where some people expect through this tool, the judiciary could be eventually influenced. ... read..


Pak resorts to ceasefire violation in J&K's Poonch
Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Pakistani Army on Saturday resorted to unprovoked firing from across the Line of Control (LoC) in the Qasba, Shahpur and Kirni sectors of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


UP Police arrests nephew of BJP MLA in rape case, gives clean chit to MLA, others
Bhadohi (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 6:41:39 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday has given a clean chit to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi, his three sons and two nephews in a rape case. However, one nephew of the MLA -- Sandeep Tiwari -- has been arrested and further investigat ... read..


PM Modi not to accompany US President during Taj Mahal visit
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 6:41:36 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not accompany the US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania during their visit to Taj Mahal in Agra on February 24, sources said. ... read..


Sonia Gandhi appoints three as members to Advisory Council to UP Gen Secy
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 6:41:34 PM IST
Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Saturday approved appointed three party functionaries as members of the Advisory Council to the general secretary of All India Congress Committee (AICC) in-charge of Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


Convicts misleading courts, but we're sure they will be hanged on March 3: Nirbhaya's mother
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 6:41:33 PM IST
Nirbhaya's mother Asha Devi on Saturday said that the convicts in her daughter's gang-rape and murder case are misleading the courts and using tactics to delay their execution. She expressed confidence that the convicts will be hanged on March 3. ... read..


India has become a most-friendly member of international community under PM Modi: Justice Arun Mishra
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 6:41:28 PM IST
Justice Arun Mishra of the Supreme Court on Saturday said that India has become the 'most-friendly member of the international community under the stewardship of internationally acclaimed, visionary Prime Minister Narendra Modi'. ... read..


Empty exchequer challenge for state govt ahead of budget: JMM
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | February 22, 2020 6:41:27 PM IST
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) general secretary Vinod Kumar Pandey on Saturday said that the state's empty exchequer is a major challenge before the government as it prepares to present its first full-fledged budget later this month. ... read..


CM Kamal Nath inaugurates IFS Meet in Bhopal
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 6:41:24 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath inaugurated a Forestry Conference of Indian Forest Service officers at Noronha Academy of Administration in Bhopal on Saturday. ... read..


Former MP Krishna Bose passes away
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Three-time Lok Sabha member and noted educationist Krishna Bose, wife of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's nephew Sisir Bose, died at a private hospital here following a cardiac arrest on Saturday, family sources said. ... read..


Uddhav requires briefing on NPR, CAA: Manish Tewari
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister Manish Tewari on Saturday said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray requires a briefing on Citizenship Amendment Rules - 2003, to understand how National Population Register (NPR) is the basis o ... read..


PM: Holistic development not possible without gender justice
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said no country or society can claim to achieve holistic development or become a just society without gender justice. ... read..


Freedom a precious gift, must be treated with responsibility: Navy Chief
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 6:11:32 PM IST
Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh on Saturday said that freedom is a precious gift that must be treated with great reverence and a great sense of responsibility. ... read..


Blocking road an anti-Islamic act, open road, accept CAA: RSS leader Indresh Kumar to Shaheen Bagh protestors
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | February 22, 2020 6:11:30 PM IST
Commenting on the Supreme Court's attempt to negotiate with protestors of Shaheen Bagh to get the road running parallel to it opened for commuters, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar on Saturday termed the road blocking as "an anti-Isl ... read..


Amaravati JAC holds protest against 3-capital decision
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 6:11:29 PM IST
The Amaravati Joint Action Committee (JAC) on Saturday continued to stage an agitation against the Andhra Pradesh government's three-capital decision. ... read..


Court dismisses Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking mental treatment
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 6:11:27 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed an application filed by Vinay Sharma, one of the four death row convicts in Nirbhaya gang-rape case, seeking specialised medical treatment for claimed insanity. The court observed that general anxiety and depression are ... read..


JP Nadda meets Nitish Kumar in Patna
Patna (Bihar) | February 22, 2020 6:11:26 PM IST
BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda met Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at his residence here on Saturday. ... read..


Mahashivratri celebrations continue in Rameswaram with chariot procession
Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) | February 22, 2020 6:11:23 PM IST
The Mahashivratri celebrations continued in the Rameswaram town of Tamil Nadu on Saturday as devotees celebrated the marriage of Lord Shiva and Parvati with the annual chariot procession. ... read..


SAD leader Majithia slams Punjab DGP for his Kartarpur remark
Chandigarh (Punjab) | February 22, 2020 6:11:21 PM IST
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leader Bikram Singh Majithia on Saturday condemned DGP Dinkar Gupta's reported remark where he had said that 'Kartarpur has the potential...you send someone in the morning and by evening he is a trained terrorist.' ... read..


Nirbhaya case: Convict refuses to meet new legal aid
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:45:05 PM IST
One of the death row convicts in Nirbhaya rape and murder case, Pawan Gupta, has refused to meet his new legal aid in Tihar Jail. ... read..


Prior knowledge can restrict you from choosing best outcome: Study
Washington D.C. | February 22, 2020 5:41:34 PM IST
Having complete information in hand prior to dealing a situation is not necessarily an effective measure of decision making. In contrast to that, this new research suggests that too much knowledge can lead people to make worse decisions, and already known ... read..


Sky patrolling conducted over Motera in Ahmedabad ahead of Trump's visit
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | February 22, 2020 5:41:32 PM IST
Ahead of US President Donald Trump's visit, sky patrolling was conducted over Motera Stadium and nearby areas in Ahmedabad on Saturday. ... read..


'Rice grain' artist gears up to welcome Trump
Ahmedabad (Gujrat) | February 22, 2020 5:41:31 PM IST
'Rice grain' artist Venkatesh has joined the ongoing preparations to welcome US President Donald Trump here on February 24. ... read..


Delhi court dismisses Nirbhaya convict's plea seeking medical treatment
New Delhi | February 22, 2020 5:41:28 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday dismissed the application of Vinay Sharma, one of the death-row convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape and murder case, seeking high-level medical treatment for the convict claiming head injury, arm fracture, insanity, mental ill ... read..


Union MoS Gen VK Singh inspects road projects in Uttarakhand
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | February 22, 2020 5:41:26 PM IST
The Union Minister of State for Road Transport General VK Singh on Saturday concluded his three-day tour of Uttarakhand where he inspected work on the all-weather road project and other highways. ... read..


Congress leader asks Telangana govt to install Ambedkar statue in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) | February 22, 2020 5:41:25 PM IST
Congress leader V Hanumantha Rao on Saturday asked the TRS-led Telangana government to install a statue of BR Ambedkar at Panjagutta crossroad in Hyderabad on Ambedkar's birth anniversary on April 14, and threatened to stage a protest in the city on March ... read..


5,000 security forces deployed for US President's visit in Agra: Police
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | February 22, 2020 5:41:21 PM IST
Approximately 5,000 security force personnel will be deployed for the visit of US President Donald Trump to the city, said Botre Rohan Pramod, Agra Superintendent of Police, on Saturday. ... read..


Serviceman opens fire in Andhra over spurned love
Amaravati | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
A woman was injured when a serviceman opened fire after she rejected his marriage proposal for her daughter in Andhra Pradesh's Guntur district on Saturday. ... read..


Setback to SAGY in Modi2.0, MPs lack zeal to adopt villages (IANS Exclusive)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's signature scheme 'Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana' (SAGY) has received a setback as records show that less than half of MPs have not yet adopted a village in under the scheme in 2019-2024, the second term of the Modi government. ... read..


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