Saturday, February 23, 2019

Congress roping ex-Army commander shows absence of own ideas in party: Swamy
Politics | February 23, 2019 10:41:35 AM IST
BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday said Congress roping in Lt Gen (retd) DS Hooda for 'vision paper' on the country's security is a "testimony of absence of own ideas in the party". ... read..

Tamil Nadu: AIADMK MP S Rajendran dies in road accident
General News | February 23, 2019 9:41:36 AM IST
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) MP S Rajendran, died in a car accident on Saturday morning near Tindivanam. ... read..

Delhi witnesses dry day, rain likely from Feb 25
General News | February 23, 2019 9:41:34 AM IST
The national capital on Saturday witnessed a warm day with the maximum and minimum temperatures hovering at 22 Degree Celsius and 13 Degree Celsius. ... read..

Railways to run special train to Statue of Unity
General News | February 23, 2019 9:11:35 AM IST
The Indian Railways is all set to launch a special train for tourist visiting the Statue of Unity in Gujarat from March 4. ... read..

J-K: Separatist leader Yasin Malik detained in Srinagar
Politics | February 23, 2019 8:41:35 AM IST
Kashmiri separatist and JKLF chief Yasin Malik was detained by the police late on Friday night. ... read..

Who measured Narendra Modi's chest?: Digvijaya takes jibe at PM over Pulwama attack
Politics | February 23, 2019 6:41:37 AM IST
Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh claimed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had not taken the Pulwama terror attack "as seriously as he should have" and asked "who measured his chest" (a jibe at the Prime Minister's 56-inch chest comment). ... read..

C'garh: Villagers forced to pay bill despite no power supply
General News | February 23, 2019 6:41:35 AM IST
Residents of Jhalpi Para village of Hargawa panchayat have voiced their discontent over the absence of power supply in their village even while claiming that they are receiving electricity bills regularly. ... read..

Telangana man detained in Yemen, wife seeks Swaraj's assistance
General News | February 23, 2019 5:41:39 AM IST
The wife of an Indian man who is allegedly lodged in a detention centre in Yemen has sought assistance from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj to bring her husband back home. ... read..

Road to LS polls: 6 states participate in inter-state police coordination meeting
General News | February 23, 2019 5:41:37 AM IST
In a bid to ensure peaceful elections, an inter-state coordination meeting of senior police officials of six states was held in Bhubaneswar on Friday. ... read..

Goa DGP issues directions for safeguarding J-K residents; cautions people on usage of Pak websites
General News | February 23, 2019 4:41:35 AM IST
Goa police has issued instructions to senior police officials for ensuring the safety and security of Jammu and Kashmir residents staying or visiting Goa. ... read..

RSS condoles death of Swami Hansadevacharya
General News | February 23, 2019 4:11:39 AM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) condoled the demise of spiritual leader Ramanandacharya Swami Hansdevacharya. ... read..

Piyush Goyal meets Kumaraswamy, clears Bengaluru suburban rail project issues
General News | February 23, 2019 4:11:36 AM IST
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday met Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy to resolve the issues holding-up the Bengaluru suburban rail project and announced a slew of measures for putting the project back on track. ... read..

20 children rescued from Telangana brick kiln factories
General News | February 23, 2019 3:11:38 AM IST
20 children working as child labourers have been rescued from brick kiln factories located on the outskirts of Kacharam village here, police informed on Friday. ... read..

J-K: Avalanche hits Gurez, over dozen houses destroyed
General News | February 23, 2019 3:11:37 AM IST
Khandiyal village in Gurez sector of Bandipora district was hit by an avalanche on Thursday late evening. ... read..

Maharashtra: 2 held in possession of illegal firewood
General News | February 23, 2019 3:11:35 AM IST
Two individuals were arrested and a truck carrying illegal firewood was seized by a special patrolling team here on Friday. ... read..

Centre announces contest for naming bullet train, designing mascot
General News | February 23, 2019 2:41:39 AM IST
The Centre has announced a contest inviting suggestions for a suitable name and mascot design for the Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed bullet train. ... read..

Pulwama attack: NSUI Goa urges suspension of cultural events at Wagah border
General News | February 23, 2019 2:41:38 AM IST
In the aftermath of the Pulwama terror attack, National Students' Union of India (NSUI) Goa has urged authorities to take steps to "stop the dancing on songs at Wagah Border during the period of mourning". ... read..

CRPF jawan goes missing while travelling from J-K to Telangana
General News | February 23, 2019 2:41:36 AM IST
A CRPF jawan who was transferred to Telangana from Jammu and Kashmir has gone missing from the train before arriving here to join duty. ... read..

69% of Indians didn't vote for PM Modi, claims Chidambaram
Politics | February 23, 2019 2:11:36 AM IST
Former union minister and Congress leader P Chidambaram claimed that Narendra Modi became prime minister despite not being voted by 69 per cent people of the country, adding that he got votes only from North India. ... read..

Odisha govt approves scheme to provide free sanitary napkins to school girls
General News | February 23, 2019 2:11:34 AM IST
Odisha Cabinet on Friday gave its approval to 28 proposals including the "Khushi Yojana" under which 17.25 lakh school girls from Class VI to XII will be provided sanitary napkins free of cost. ... read..

Infosys arm warns public on fraudsters looting in disguise (Lead)
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
Software major's social arm Infosys Foundation on Friday cautioned the public of falling prey to fraudsters extracting money by faking stories linked to it. ... read..

Punjab govt to build Jallianwala Bagh massacre memorial with soil from 13k villages
General News | February 23, 2019 1:41:40 AM IST
The Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government will build a memorial on the occasion of the centenary commemoration of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre here with soil from all 13,000 villages of the state. ... read..

Pulwama terror attack:MHA directs states, UTs to ensure safety, security of Kashmiris
General News | February 23, 2019 1:41:38 AM IST
Raising concerns over incidents of assault and harassment against residents of Jammu and Kashmir, especially students, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has directed state governments and Union Territories to ensure safety and security of these individua ... read..

NDRF jawan who saved woman from drowning at Sangam Ghat passes away
General News | February 23, 2019 1:41:35 AM IST
National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) personnel Rajendra Gautam, who saved an elderly woman from drowning at Sangam Ghat during the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, succumbed to injuries while being treated at Delhis Safdarjung Hospital. ... read..

FATF keeps Pakistan in 'grey' list
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Friday said Pakistan has not done enough to curb finances of terror groups, which means it continues to remain in 'the grey list', making it difficult for the country to get international loans. ... read..

A march for dignity: sexual violence survivors rise for their rights
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
For 34-year-old Varsha (name changed), a rape survivor from Ujjain Madhya Pradesh, 'Dignity March' was not a mere event, it was a movement she believed, which voiced her demand to live with dignity. ... read..

Congress to offer comprehensive farm loan waiver, may cost Rs 2 lakh crore
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The Congress will give a comprehensive loan waiver to farmers at the national level if it comes to power in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, party sources said on Friday. ... read..

Seven Haryana cops suspended after two prisoners escape
Chandigarh | Friday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Seven Haryana Police personnel were placed under suspension on Friday after two prisoners escaped from police custody while being taken in a police van in Haryana's Jhajjar district. ... read..

Three projects can stop India's share of water going to Pakistan
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
The government has envisaged three projects to give intent to its decision to stop its share of water from three eastern rivers of the Indus system - the Beas, Ravi and Sutlej - from going to Pakistan. ... read..

Former Goa minister Mahadev Naik to join Congress
Politics | February 22, 2019 11:11:44 PM IST
Former Goa Minister Mahadev Naik has decided to quit the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and join the Congress on Sunday. ... read..

RSS SwayamSewak files defamation case against Rahul, Sonia, CPI(M), Yechury
General News | February 22, 2019 11:11:42 PM IST
A RSS SwayamaSevak on Friday filed a defamation case against Rahul Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury and the Communist Party of India (Marxist) for defaming the RSS after journalist Gauri Lankesh was shot dead. ... read..

Nitin Gadkari inaugurates River Front Development Project in Haridwar
Politics | February 22, 2019 11:11:41 PM IST
Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari on Thursday inaugurated Chandi Ghat River Front Development in Haridwar, undertaken in the line of National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG). ... read..

Uttar Pradesh: Advocates protest against DM over shifting of registry office
General News | February 22, 2019 11:11:39 PM IST
A scuffle broke out at Collectorate office on Friday after advocates didn't let District Magistrate enter his office in protest against shifting of registry office to a different location. ... read..

Pak MP visits Kumbh Mela, bats for peace between two nations
General News | February 22, 2019 11:11:38 PM IST
Notwithstanding heightened tension between two neighbours in the wake of Pulwama terror attack, Pakistans Member of Parliament Ramesh Kumar Bankwani on Friday visited Kumbh Mela. He underlined the need for peace between the two countries. ... read..

Uma Nath Singh sworn in as first Meghalaya Lokayukta chair
Kohima | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Former Chief Justice of Meghalaya High Court Uma Nath Singh was sworn in on Friday as the chairperson of Nagaland's first Lokayukta. ... read..

Shutdown in Arunachal turns violent, one injured
Itanagar | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Security forces on Friday fired tear gas shells and used water cannons to disperse protestors as day two of the 48-hour shutdown turned violent in the mountainous capital city of Arunachal Pradesh. ... read..

AISA calls for boycott of Jamia ICC election
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A section of students at the Jamia Millia Islamia has called for a boycott of the polls for the election of an internal committee against sexual harassment alleging that the mode of election is undemocratic. ... read..

Tortoise thought to be extinct rediscovered after 113 years
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
A tortoise presumed to be extinct since 1906 has been rediscovered in Galpagos Islands, a remote volcanic archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, during an expedition. ... read..

Only Kejriwal capable of taking on Modi: AAP
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party MP Sanjay Singh on Friday said Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is the only leader in Delhi who is capable of taking on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the entire Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..

Parliamentary panel to summon Facebook, WhatsApp besides Twitter (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Besides Twitter, the Parliamentary Committee on Information Technology (IT) will also summon Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram to hear them on alleged bias towards certain type of posts, panel chief Anurag Thakur said on Friday. ... read..

Arrest of 2 JeM terrorists linked to Pulwama terror attack: Yogi Adityanath
Politics | February 22, 2019 10:41:51 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said two suspected Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who were arrested in his state the operation in which was linked to Pulwama terror attack. ... read..

Rajnath urges ASEAN, international community to support Indias fight against terrorism
Politics | February 22, 2019 10:41:49 PM IST
A week after the gruesome and cowardly Pulwama terror attack, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday urged the ASEAN members and the international community to support Indias fight against terrorists and terror organisations. ... read..

West Bengal: BSF seizes fake currency worth Rs 47,000 in Malda, arrests one person
General News | February 22, 2019 10:41:47 PM IST
The Border Security Force (BSF) seized fake Indian currency noteswith a face value of Rs 47,000 from West Bengals Malda district and arrested one person on Friday. ... read..

Money laundering case: Robert Vadra appears before ED for 5th time
General News | February 22, 2019 10:41:42 PM IST
For the fifth time, Robert Vadra, son-in-law of UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) here on Friday for questioning in connection with a money laundering case linked to the purchase of his London-based property. ... read..

Railway renames Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express as Sainik Express
General News | February 22, 2019 10:41:39 PM IST
The Northern Railway on Friday renamed Delhi Sarai Rohilla Express as Sainik Express. ... read..

Assam hooch tragedy: Spurious liquor claims 22 lives in Golaghat
General News | February 22, 2019 10:41:37 PM IST
The number of people who died after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Golaghat has risen to 22, the excise department said on Friday adding that an inquiry into the tragedy has been initiated. ... read..

Honorary doctorate for SRK: Not a policy to confer it on same person twice, says MHRD official
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
The honorary doctorate to the Hindi film star Shahrukh Khan was rejected as per a policy followed by the government, an official of the Human Resource Development Ministry said on Friday. ... read..

IUML gets one Lok Sabha seat from DMK
Chennai | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
The DMK and the Indian Union Muslim League (IUML) on Friday reached an electoral agreement whereby the latter gets to contest in one seat in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ... read..

Will defend Forest Rights Act: Tribal Affairs Ministry
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
The Tribal Affairs Ministry on Friday said that it will defend the constitutional validity of the Forest Rights Act in order to safeguard the interests of the tribals in the country. ... read..

Number of voters in Telangana goes up by 14 lakh
Hyderabad | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
The number of voters in Telangana has gone up by over 14 lakh since the Assembly elections held in December last year, officials said. ... read..

75 Rohingya Muslims arrested in Assam since 2009: Himanta
Guwahati | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Blaming the agitation over Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 in Assam for the rise in anti-India activities, state Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Friday said that 75 Rohingya Muslims have been arrested in Assam since 2009, and that a network of s ... read..

Thaawarchand Gehlot says will continue to provide everything needed for Divyangjans
General News | February 22, 2019 10:11:43 PM IST
Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on Friday said that his department has provided all the facilities to the persons with intellectual disabilities. ... read..

Arunachal Pradesh: Violence breaks out during protest against PRC to non-Arunachali citizens
General News | February 22, 2019 10:11:38 PM IST
Violence broke out in the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar on Friday during a 48-hour strike against the states decision to grant permanent resident certificates (PRC) to non-Arunachali citizens. ... read..

Supreme Court on Feb 26 to hear petition, which seeks review of its Dec 14 judgement on Rafale deal
General News | February 22, 2019 10:11:37 PM IST
The Supreme Court will hear on February 26 a petition, which seeks the review of its December 14, 2018 judgement in which it had refused to order a probe into the deal to procure 36 Rafale fighter planes from France. ... read..

'LG's address in Delhi Assembly disappointing, lifeless'
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Calling the address of Delhi Lt. Governor Anil Baijal in the Assembly "highly disappointing, lifeless and misleading", Leader of Opposition Vijender Gupta on Friday said there was no commitment, newness and determination to lead the Government in the spee ... read..

Punjab minister strongly objects to probe ordered by Navjot Sidhu
Chandigarh | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Friction between two cabinet ministers in Punjab was out in the open on Friday with one minister openly questioning how the other ordered an inquiry involving him in a prime land controversy in Ludhiana. ... read..

EU working to strengthen partnership with India in combating terrorism: Envoy
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Condemning the February 14 Pulwama terror attack that killed 40 CRPF personnel, Ambassador of the European Union to India, Tomasz Kozlowski on Friday said the EU will continue to strengthen its cooperation with India in combating all sorts of terrorism. ... read..

Punjab CM to meet PM Modi regarding special grant for 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev's celebrations
General News | February 22, 2019 9:41:39 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday announced that he will soon meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi regarding the 'special-grant' for the celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev. ... read..

40 held in West Bengal for attacking Kashmiris
General News | February 22, 2019 9:41:36 PM IST
As many as 40 people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in 22 incidents of attack on Kashmiris in the state, police said on Friday. ... read..

Award-winning international, Indian photojournalists exhibit works in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Winning entries of 2018 Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest opened for public viewing on Friday at an exhibition here organised by the Russian embassy and Russian news agency Sputnik News. ... read..

Spurious liquor laws made more stringent in Uttarakhand
Dehradun | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
The Uttarakhand Assembly on Friday passed a bill to enact stringent laws in the wake of the recent hooch tragedy that left dozens of people dead. ... read..

Bombay HC gives green signal to Sunburn Klassique EDM in Goa
Panaji | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
A two-day electronic dance music festival Sunburn Klassique will be held in Goa from February 23 as scheduled, ruled the Bombay High Court bench on Friday. ... read..

BJP slams Congress for sponsoring caste analysis of martyred troopers
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
The BJP on Friday slammed the Congress for politicising the Pulwama terror attack and accused it of sponsoring a report on the caste analysis of the CRPF personnel who died in the attack on February 14. ... read..

Now blind spots being detected on Gurugram roads
Gurugram | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
In a bid to minimise road accidents, Gurugram police has taken an initiative to identify blind spots on different roads of the city, including the busy Delhi-Gurugram expressway. ... read..

Civil engineer in Bengal receives threat for saying 'no to war'
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
An engineer posted in West Bengal's Paschim Medinipur district was threatened for a social media post where he condemned war, police said on Friday. ... read..

International pressure will surely have an impact on Pak: VK Singh
Politics | February 22, 2019 9:11:46 PM IST
A day after Pakistan banned 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind and UN-designated terrorist Hafeez Saeeds Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF), MoS MEA and former Army Chief VK Singh said that international pressure will surely have an ... read..

7 charred to death in West Bengal's Purulia
General News | February 22, 2019 9:11:43 PM IST
Seven people died after a fire broke out in their temporary shade in West Bengals Purulia district late on Thursday night, police said on Friday.The shade, made of plastic and leaves ofpalmtree, caught fire when the family members were asleep.Initially ... read..

China wants to make its remotest villages go cashless by 2020
Others | February 22, 2019 9:11:42 PM IST
Going cashless is convenient, secure, and also the new driving force for the global economies to run. However, education and reach has a role to play in the adoption of digital methods of transactions. ... read..

Pinterest files for IPO that could value it at USD 12 billion
Others | February 22, 2019 9:11:40 PM IST
Pinterest, the social networking platform that works on interests and pins for visual-based information that excites hobbyists and creative professionals, is reportedly eyeing for an IPO later-June. ... read..

Passenger airlines with cameras built into seats cause privacy uproar
Others | February 22, 2019 9:11:37 PM IST
You might have travelled in some airlines which offer in-flight entertainment systems to help you kill time. But did you observe that many of these systems come with built-in cameras? ... read..

Sonys upcoming Xperia lineup leaked in entirety ahead of MWC 2019
Mobile | February 22, 2019 9:11:35 PM IST
We are just days away from the anticipated Mobile World Congress 2019 and leaksters have no reason not to kill our buzz when it comes to unreleased smartphones. The latest to get hit by the premature revelations is Sonys line of upcoming Xperia smartphon ... read..

PM should be ashamed of his behaviour: Rahul Gandhi
Tirupati | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Alleging that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was busy making a movie about himself even after receiving the news that 40 CRPF troopers were killed in a terror attack in Kashmir, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday said Modi should be ashamed. ... read..

AAP MP writes to PM over post-retirement jobs for judges
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
AAP Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding an end to the practice of post-retirement jobs for judges as it affects judicial neutrality. He cited specific instances of judgments influenced by outgoing Supreme ... read..

India is tired of your fake news: BJP to Rahul
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The BJP on Friday rejected Congress President Rahul Gandhi's claim that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was indulging "gleefully" in a photoshoot allegedly hours after the Pulwama attack and asserted that the photographs were taken in the morning. ... read..

Take steps to end attacks on Kashmiris: SC (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Chief Secretaries and Directors General of Police (DGPs) in states and union territories to take prompt action to prevent threats, assault, intimidation and boycott targeted at Kashmiris, especially students, in th ... read..

Heres a new exercise trend that's made for everyone
Fitness | February 22, 2019 8:41:40 PM IST
An international research team has now found that bringing the science of high intensity interval training (HIIT) into everyday life could be the key to helping unfit, overweight people get more of the exercise they need to improve their health. ... read..

Rahul Gandhi promises Special Status to Andhra Pradesh if Congress comes to power in 2019
Politics | February 22, 2019 8:41:39 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday promised to the people of Andhra Pradesh that the state would be given 'special status' if Congress is voted to power in 2019. ... read..

CRISPR twins may be the first humans with accidentally enhanced brains
Others | February 22, 2019 8:41:34 PM IST
Chinese twins, named Lulu and Nana, had their genes altered before birth with gene-editing tool called CRISPR in order to make them immune to acquiring HIV that causes AIDS. Now, scientists believe that the twin girls, born last year, may have had their c ... read..

Centre withdraws notification giving more powers to Assam Rifles
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Union Home Ministry on Friday withdrew a notification giving sweeping powers to Assam Rifles to conduct searches without a warrant and take people into custody in the non-Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) areas. ... read..

Delhi to host Russian cultural festival
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Delhi government on Friday announced that it will hold a three-day festival 'Moscow Days' in the national capital later this year to celebrate the bilateral ties between India and Russia. ... read..

HAL hands over 3 advanced light choppers to Indian Army (Lead)
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The state-owned defence PSU Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd on Friday handed over the first three advanced light helicopters (ALHs) as part of the 22 ALH MK III contract to the Indian Army at the ongoing Aero India show. ... read..

General Hooda's appointment in Congress acceptance of surgical strikes: Jaitley
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A day after the Congress formed a committee on national security headed by Lt. General D.S. Hooda (retired), Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said his appointment was grudging "recognition" and "acceptance" of the 2016 surgical strikes that India carried out ... read..

SC seeks response from Centre, Delhi government on shifting 7 militants to Tihar Jail
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from the Centre and the Delhi government on a plea by the J&K government seeking the shifting of seven Pakistani terrorists from Jammu prison to Tihar Jail. ... read..

Govt keeps in abeyance special powers given to Assam Rifles
General News | February 22, 2019 8:11:43 PM IST
The government has decided to keep a notification issued on February 19, giving special powers under CrPC to the Assam Rifles, in abeyance. ... read..

UP ATS gets two days custody of suspected JeM terrorists
General News | February 22, 2019 8:11:40 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Friday got two days custody of the two suspected Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terrorists who were caught from Saharanpur on Thursday, said officials. ... read..

Two top JeM terrorist killed in Sopore encounter: DIG South Kashmir
General News | February 22, 2019 8:11:38 PM IST
Two top terrorists of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) were gunned down on Friday in an encounter with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore, said police officials.Police have seized arms and ammunition from the terrorists. However, their identities and aff ... read..

NIA files charge sheet in Shiv Sena leaders attempt to murder case
General News | February 22, 2019 8:11:35 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday filed a charge sheet against eight people in connection with the attempt to murder of Shiv Sena leader Amit Arora. All of them allegedly belong to Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) terror group. ... read..

Two suspected JeM terrorists held in UP, ATS gets two-day transit remand (Second Lead)
Lucknow | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Two terror suspects from Jammu and Kashmir were arrested from Saharanpur district in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, Director General of Police O.P. Singh said. ... read..

Will not allow rumours being spread to incite violence in Bengal: Mamata
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Slamming the central government for "making false promises", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP and the RSS of spreading rumours to incite violence in the state and also said her government would not allow this. ... read..

Firecracker unit fire kills 4
Chennai | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Four persons were killed and six injured when a fire broke out in a firecracker unit in Tamil Nadu's Tirunelveli district on Friday, Chief Minister K. Palaniswami said. ... read..

Rose Festival begins in Chandigarh
Chandigarh | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The 47th Rose Festival began at the Rose Garden here on Friday, after paying homage to CRPF troopers who were killed in the Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14. ... read..

Amarinder accuses Badal of enacting drama over sacrilege cases
Chandigarh | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
A day after Akali leader Parkash Singh Badal taunted the Punjab Chief Minister that he was ready to be "arrested" over the 2015 scarilige cases and police firing, Amarinder Singh chided his political bete noire for "persistently indulging in theatrics." ... read..

Himachal avalanche: No trace of 5 missing soldiers (Lead)
Shimla | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Rescuers on Friday failed to carry out search operation owing to inclement weather near the Tibet border in Himachal Pradesh, where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five others went missing earlier this week. ... read..

Two militants killed in Kashmir gunfight (Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Two militants were killed on Friday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town. ... read..

GSRTC staff strike brings life to a halt in Gujarat for second day
General News | February 22, 2019 7:41:44 PM IST
Commuters faced harassment on Friday as Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) employees' indefinite strike entered the second day. ... read..

Opposition has dealers, BJP has leaders: Amit Shah
Politics | February 22, 2019 7:41:39 PM IST
BJP has strong leaders like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, but the opposition parties have dealers, said BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday here while addressing the Shakti Kendra Pramukh Sammelan. ... read..

Mild earthquake in Himachal
Shimla | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
A low-intensity earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district on Friday, an official said. There was, however, no loss of life. ... read..

Modi can turn impossible into possible: Yogi on Ram temple
Lucknow | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday reiterated that building a grand Ram temple in Ayodhya is a matter of faith for crores of Indians and therefore, a term like impossible cannot be used with regard to such issues. ... read..

SC ruling brings succour to Kashmiris facing threats post Pulwama
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court's direction to Chief Secretaries and police chiefs of states and union territories to take prompt action to prevent threats, assaults, intimidation and boycott of Kashmiris, especially students, after the February 14 Pulwama suicide bomb ... read..

Assam hooch tragedy death toll rises to 25 (Second Lead)
Guwahati | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
At least 25 persons, including 15 women, have died and over 40 others have taken ill after consuming spurious liquor at a tea garden in Assam's Golaghat district, the police said on Friday. ... read..

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