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Poaching threatens Europe's last pristine forests: UN Environment
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The Carpathian forests, home to the largest remaining populations of brown bears, wolves and lynx across 15 countries in central and eastern Europe, are frequently exposed to poaching, the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) has warned. ... read..


45,000 Kerala classrooms to go hi-tech
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
Forty five thousand classrooms in around 4,775 schools across Kerala are set to turn hi-tech by March-end next year as 60,250 laptops and 43,750 multimedia projectors are ready for disbursement, said an official. ... read..


Ruling AIADMK faction gets 'two leaves' symbol: AIADMK leader
Chennai | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
The Election Commission (EC) on Thursday decided to allot the "two leaves" symbol of the AIADMK faction led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and Deputy Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam, an AIADMK leader said. ... read..


Australia-based Kerala painter to create series on women
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, 2017 2:15:04 PM IST
After a successful painting exhibition on Omani art, culture and personalities, Australia-based Keralite painter Sedunath Prabhakar has decided to do a series on women. ... read..


Kasab's lawyer terms Saeed's release in Pak 'shocking'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The lawyer of lone captured terrorist of 2008 Mumbai terror attacks Ajmal Kasab, Abbas Kazmi, on Thursday termed Hafiz Saeed's release from house arrest in Pakistan as shocking. ... read..


Centre to reintroduce Bill to grant Constitutional Status to NCBC in LS
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Centre will reintroduce the Bill to grant Constitutional Status to the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in the Lok Sabha in the coming winter session of the Parliament. ... read..


Hindi-Chini bhai bhai: Dalai Lama
Kolkata | Thursday, 2017 1:45:04 PM IST
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Thursday batted for respect and recognition of the 'Hindi-Chini bhai bhai' spirit to take Sino-Indian relations forward. ... read..


Mumbai Police issue E-challan to Varun Dhawan, actor apologises
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Mumbai Police on Thursday issued an E-challan to actor Varun Dhawan for violating traffic rules. ... read..


Latin America, Caribbean most 'violent region' in world for women
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A report launched at the regional parliament (Parlatino) with over 120 legislators by the UN Development Programme (UNDP)-UN Women revealed that Latin America and the Caribbean were the most violent regions in the world for women. ... read..


We're facing a conspiracy of silence: Environmentalist Sunita Narain (IANS interview)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 1:15:04 PM IST
Environmentalist Sunita Narain, who heads the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) and is a member of the Supreme Court-appointed Environment Pollution Control Authority (EPCA), says the environment challenges we confront are progenies of "a conspirac ... read..


Jan Dhan, Aadhar, Mobile have helped bring transparency: PM Modi
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said financial inclusion through Jan Dhan Bank accounts, Aadhar platform and Mobile phone (JAM) had helped to reduce corruption and bring transparency in the nation. ... read..


PM Modi urges action against cyber space as 'playground for terrorism, radicalisation'
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday urged nations to take a strict action on preventing cyber space from transforming into "a playground for the dark forces of terrorism and radicalisation." ... read..


Envoys of three nations present credentials to President Kovind
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Envoys of Sweden, Nigeria and the United States presented their credentials to President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. ... read..


Tripura journalist murder: Editors raise concern over murder of journalists
Agartala (Tripura) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
As some of Tripura newspapers left editorials blank to mark their protest against the killing of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik, Editor of the Tripura Times said that the killing of two journalists within two months is a matter of serious concern. ... read..


Srinagar, Jammu witness season's coldest night
Jammu/Srinagar | Thursday, 2017 11:45:04 AM IST
Continuing its free fall on Thursday, the minimum temperature dropped to minus 2.3 degrees in Srinagar and 7.9 in Jammu, the lowest recorded at both places this season. ... read..


Patidar reservation is political gimmick: Vikas Singh
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Vikas Singh on Thursday said Congress cannot befool people in the name of Patidar reservation, adding that it is a political gimmick. ... read..


Newspapers in Tripura protest against killing of journalist
Agartala (Tripura) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Majority of newspapers in Tripura leave space for editorials blank to protest against killing of journalist Sudip Datta Bhowmik. ... read..


Misty Thursday morning in Delhi
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 10:15:04 AM IST
It was a misty Thursday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.4 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal. ... read..


PM Modi to inaugurate 5th Global Conference on 'Cyber Space'
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 5th Global Conference on 'Cyber Space', a two-day event, in the national capital today. ... read..


Documents show demonetisation didn't hurt Maoists
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Maoist activities in Chhattisgarh continued even after the scrapping of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes. ... read..


Pradyuman murder case: Ashok was tortured, sedated to confess, alleges family
Gurugram (Haryana) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bus conductor Ashok's family has alleged that the police authorities beat him up, hung him upside down, tortured him and even sedated him to confess for the murder of Pradyuman in Ryan International School. ... read..


SC to hear Sahara-SEBI case
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Supreme Court will today hear the Sahara-SEBI case. ... read..


Delhi HC to continue hearing Arun Jaitley defamation case
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Delhi High Court will continue hearing the civil defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders, today. ... read..


BJP tried targeting Hardik instead of addressing his concerns: Congress
Bangalore (Karnataka) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Congress Party has hit back at Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for his comment about them and Patidar leader Hardik Patel, indulging in 'mutual deception' over increasing minority quota in Gujarat. ... read..


Cancer 'divine justice' for our sins, says Assam minister
Guwahati (Assam) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Assam Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma sparked controversy on Tuesday by saying that Cancer and accidents suffered by people are "divine justice" served for their past sins. ... read..


Chennai: Student's suicide triggers violence in Sathyabama University
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The alleged suicide of a student at Chennai's Sathyabama University triggered violent protests across the campus on Wednesday, with over 300 students participating in it. ... read..


IVF babies at greater heart risk
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A recent study has linked in vitro fertilization with an increased risk of congenital heart defects. ... read..


Trying to conceive? Shed those extra kilos first
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
You may want to sweat off those extra kilos before conceiving as according to a recent study, going into your pregnancy overweight means you could be putting your baby's health at risk. ... read..


You can actually sweat your way to a better memory
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, working up a sweat isn't just good for making you happier and calmer; it's also the secret to a better memory. ... read..


Electric cars could soon power our lives
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Power stored in electric cars could be sent back to the grid - thereby supporting the grid and acting as a potential storage for clean energy - but it will only be economically viable if we upgrade the system first. ... read..


4-yr-old 'touched inappropriately' by classmate, case registered
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A four-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by a classmate on the premises of Delhi's Maxfort School in Dwarka. ... read..


Gujarat quota can exceed 50% only in exceptional circumstances: Expert
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The reservation limit in Gujarat can exceed 50 percent only if the government can show that exceptional circumstances exist, constitutional expert Suraj Singh said on Wednesday. ... read..


Major quake likely to hit north India, says chief of seismology centre
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A major earthquake of magnitude 8 is due to hit Uttarakhand's Garhwal Himalaya which could afflict widespread damage in northern India, warned National Centre for Seismology Director Dr. Vineet Gehlot on Wednesday. ... read..


India's annual diesel consumption to rise by 2030, says Dharmendra Pradhan
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Wednesday said India's annual diesel consumption could rise to 150 billion litres by 2030 from 90 billion litres. ... read..


IAF hails BrahMos missile successful test
New Delhi [India] | November 23, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) Public on Wednesday hailed the successful testing of BrahMos supersonic missile from Sukhoi-30MKI fighter jet, saying following this IAF has increased its capability significantly for firing a stand-off weapon. ... read..


Jaitley's comments on Patal quota issue laughable: Congress
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday termed as "laughable" Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley's comment that Congress and Hardik Patel-led PAAS were "deceiving each other" on quotas, adding that "it will do everything within the constitutional framework". ... read..


Congress flays government over Hafiz Saeed's release
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Reacting to the release of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed from Pakistan's jail, the Congress on Wednesday took a dig at Narendra Modi government, asking "where is the 56-inch chest and strong diplomacy now". ... read..


TN varsity students indulge in arson, violence
Chennai | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Students of Satyabama University near here on Wednesday late evening set on fire their hostel beds late on Wednesday and engaged in acts of vandalism, said a Tamil Nadu Fire and Rescue Services Department official. ... read..


People's mindset not changing: Activist after suspending Versova cleanup drive
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After suspending largest beach clean-up drive at Versova, Lawyer and social activist Afroz Shah here on Wednesday said that people's mindsets were not changing. ... read..


Chhattisgarh: Average malnutrition rates plunge considerably in children
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Statistics show that Chhattisgarh has witnessed a tremendous drop in child malnourishment as the average malnutrition rates have plunged significantly in the last five years. ... read..


Safe City plans for women in eight metropolitan cities initiated
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
The Central government on Wednesday began a process of formulating a comprehensive safe city plans for women in eight metropolitan cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad. ... read..


Ludhiana factory collapse toll 13; owner arrested
Ludhiana | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
The owner of a plastic factory, which collapsed on Monday and leaving 13 people dead, was arrested by the Punjab Police on Wednesday. ... read..


Khattar criticises Hooda on plot offer to Miss World from Haryana (Lead)
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday flayed his Congress predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda for suggesting offer of a plot and Rs 6 crore to honour state-born Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World 2017 title. ... read..


Young woman commits suicide at Delhi Metro station
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:05 PM IST
A 23-year-old woman on Wednesday committed suicide by jumping before a Metro train at the Kashmere Gate Metro station in north Delhi, police said. ... read..


'Frustrated' Tej Pratap trying to disturb my son's wedding: Sushil Modi
Patna (Bihar) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Condemning former Bihar health minister Tej Pratap Yadav's threat to beat him up, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi on Wednesday said the former was trying to disturb his son's wedding out of frustration. ... read..


Pradyuman case: Bus conductor Ashok released from jail
Gurugram (Haryana) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Bus conductor Ashok, accused in the Pradyuman murder case, was released on bail from Gurugram's Bhondsi jail on late Wednesday evening. ... read..


Ludhiana building collapse: Factory owner arrested
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The owner of the Ludhiana factory, Inderjit Gola, was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the building collapse where 13 people lost their lives. ... read..


Haryana to give monthly pension to senior citizen journalists
Chandigarh [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Haryana Cabinet on Wednesday decided to grant Rs 10,000 monthly pension to senior citizen journalists. ... read..


Chandrababu Naidu met SAP India team to discuss CFMS plans for Andhra
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday met SAP - Asia Pacific Business Head, Michiel Verhoeve and a team from SAP India, to discuss the Comprehensive Financial Management System (CFMS) planned for the state's finance department. ... read..


Won't allow film Padmavati's release in Gujarat, says CM
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said on Wednesday that the Sanjay Leela Bhansali's periodic drama, 'Padmavati', will not be released in the state. ... read..


KPME amendments bill passed in Karnataka legislative assembly
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Following several protests from doctors, the controversial Karnataka Private Medical Establishments (KPME) amendments bill was passed in the state legislative assembly on Wednesday removing a provision for sending doctors to jail for negligence. ... read..


Sunni Waqf Board is puppet in hands of India's enemies: Shia board chief
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Sunni Waqf Board is a puppet in the hands of India's enemies, Wasim Rizvi, Shia Waqf Board chairman, said on Wednesday. ... read..


Goa Police rescue girl from prostitution, two arrested
Calangute (Goa) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A girl has been rescued from a renowned hotel here after police raided the place over inputs of prostitution activity being conducted there. ... read..


VVIP culture needs to stop: Woman who confronted Alphons
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hours after a video went viral, wherein a woman was seen arguing with Union Minister K. J. Alphons after her flight was delayed by two hours, the former said on Wednesday that because of one person others should not be made to suffer and the VVIP culture ... read..


Chapter on 'Padmavati' to be included in school curriculum: MP CM
Ujjain (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday that he would get the story of Rajput queen Padmavati included in school curriculum from next year. ... read..


Goa: Kazakhstan national arrested for overstaying
Calangute (Goa) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Goa Police arrested a Kazakhstan national here on Wednesday on charges of illegally staying in India. ... read..


PM Modi reviews progress towards handling, resolution of grievances related to consumers
New Delhi [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired his 23rd interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for pro-active governance and timely implementation and reviewed the progress towards handling and resolution of grievances relate ... read..


Centre initiates 'safe city' plans for women in eight metropolitan cities
New Delhi [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba on Wednesday chaired a meeting to kickstart the process of formulating comprehensive safe city plans for women in eight metropolitan cities including - Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata. ... read..


Two addicts held for killing youth
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Two drug addicts have been arrested on charge of murdering a youth when he resisted a robbery attempts in east Delhi, police said on Wednesday. ... read..


Delhi-NCR air quality drops, may worsen as stubble burning increases
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
With stubble burning increasing in neighbouring states and wind speed dropping, air quality in Delhi and NCR worsened further on Wednesday with all active monitoring stations of SAFAR now recording "very poor" air quality. ... read..


Stick to WHO guidelines while reporting suicides, says Goa child panel
Panaji | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Taking exception to media reportage of suicides by minors in the state, the Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Wednesday asked media houses to stick to WHO guidelines while reporting on suicide by students. ... read..


DCW notice to police over death threats to trafficking victims
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Wednesday issued a notice to the Delhi Police, mentioning that parents of the girls rescued earlier this week were receiving death and rape threats. ... read..


Haryana approves pension for Hindi agitation activists, journalists
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Haryana government on Wednesday announced to provide a monthly pension of Rs 10,000 to "Matribhasha Satyagrahis" (Hindi agitators) and media persons. ... read..


India assures Russia of all cooperation in strengthening relationship
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
India on Wednesday assured Russia that it would extend all possible cooperation in further strengthening the ties between the two countries to strong bilateral relations and collaboration in multifaceted dimensions. ... read..


SC to hear plea to hold in-camera hearing for Hadiya on Monday only
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that it will hear on Monday (November 27) the plea by Asokan, the father of Hadiya, a 24-year-old Hindu woman from Kerala who converted to Islam, for an in-camera hearing when she appears before the court in pursuance t ... read..


No meddling by political executive in CBI decisions: Jaitley
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Whether to file an appeal against an acquittal in a case is a decision taken by the investigative agencies on the merits of the case and there is no meddling by political bosses in this decision making, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Wed ... read..


Air variant of BrahMos missile tested from Sukhoi jet (Third Lead)
ANew Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
India on Wednesday successfully flight-tested the air variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter jet to hit a target in the Bay of Bengal, completing the country's tactical cruise missile triad. ... read..


Teenage girl commits suicide over 'relationship issues'
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
A teenage girl in West Bengal's Durgapur town allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday afternoon over relationship issues, police said. ... read..


Ryan murder: Bus conductor returns home after 76 days
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Ryan International School bus conductor Ashok Kumar, arrested on September 8 on charges of murdering class 2 student Pradhuman Thakur, was on Wednesday released from jail and returned home after 76 days in custody after the CBI found who was behind the cr ... read..


Khattar criticises Hooda's plot offer to Miss World from Haryana
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday flayed his Congress predecessor Bhupinder Singh Hooda for offering a plot and Rs 6 crore to honour state-born Manushi Chhillar for winning the Miss World 2017 title. ... read..


Mahila Empowerment Party to contest Karnataka polls
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The All India Mahila Empowerment Party (MEP), launched recently with the slogan of justice for humanity, on Wednesday announced that it will contest next year's assembly elections in Karnataka. ... read..


Chidambaram slams BJP leaders for their remarks
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
Senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Wednesday hit out at Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma and Bihar BJP Chief Nityanand Rai for their recent remarks, saying "that is what an intolerant political party does to a person". ... read..


IAF first in world to fire BrahMos missile from air
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:06 PM IST
With the successful testing of an air version of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile on Wednesday, the Indian Air Force has become the first one in the world to achieve this feat, official sources said. ... read..


Modi, BJP serial abusers, must apologize: Congress
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Calling Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP leaders as "serial abusers", the Congress on Wednesday asked both to apologize for lowering the level of political discourse. ... read..


Judicial probe sought in CBI judge's death
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
A group of civil society activists and academicians on Wednesday alleged that CBI Judge Brijgopal Harkishan Loya, who was hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh case, had died in "mysterious circumstances" in 2014 and demanded a high-level judicial inquiry into t ... read..


NIA quizzes builder for Maoist links
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The NIA on Wednesday raided the house of a builder in Jharkhand's Gumla district over allegations that he had links with top Maoist leader Sudhakaran who carries a bounty of Rs 1 crore on his head. ... read..


Congress urges President to make agreement with NSCN-IM public
Imphal | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
The Congress' Manipur unit on Wednesday submitted a memorandum to President Ram Nath Kovind, seeking that the Narendra Modi government make public the framework agreement signed with the NSCN-IM in August 2015. ... read..


Art of Living doesn't act for government agencies: Ravi Shankar
Shillong | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) on Wednesday claimed that the two arrested volunteers of Art of Living were authorised by the Indian government to open peace parleys with it in Bangladesh. But Art of Living founder Sri Sri Ravi ... read..


Five injured in car-bus collision in Kashmir tunnel
Jammu | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Five persons were injured on Wednesday in a collision between a car and a bus inside the Chenani-Nashri tunnel on the Jammu-Srinagar highway in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district. ... read..


Liquor worth Rs 15 crore seized in 'dry' Gujarat
Gandhinagar | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
A total of 555 flying squads, working with the Narcotics Control Bureau, district administration and the Gujarat Chief Electoral Officer (CEO)'s office, have seized liquor worth Rs 15 crore in the poll-bound 'dry' Gujarat, police said on Wednesday. ... read..


Aid and advice of Delhi Council of Ministers not binding on LG, SC told
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The Central government on Wednesday told the Supreme Court that the aid and advice of the Delhi Council of Ministers is not binding on the Lt. Governor as Delhi government does not have any executive powers which are entirely vested in the Centre. ... read..


Five dacoits arrested in Bengal
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Five members of a dacoit gang have been arrested from a West Bengal district bordering Bangladesh and weapons were seized from them, police said on Wednesday. ... read..


Parliament winter session likely to begin from December 15 (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The government is considering calling the winter session of Parliament from December 15 after completion of polling in Gujarat in the Assembly elections and the dates would be out once the Presidential nod is secured for an ordinance on the Insolvency and ... read..


Ghaziabad trader shot dead
Ghaziabad | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Traders are up in arms in Ghaziabad after a trader returning home with a cake to celebrate his son's birthday was shot dead on a street. ... read..


Middleman's close aide held in EC bribery case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
A close associate of middleman Sukesh Chandrashekhar has been arrested in connection with a bribery case with regard to allocation of poll symbol by the Election Commission to an AIADMK faction, police said on Wednesday. ... read..


How to maintain the elegance of Banarasi Silk
New Delhi [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Every Indian woman's wardrobe has a Banarasi silk saree. The magnificent embroidery, the richness of the silk material, and the finely woven brocade makes this six-yard piece of cloth irresistible. ... read..


Rajnath Singh to visit Russia with focus on combating terrorism
New Delhi [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Russia from November 27 to 29 and discuss entire gamut of bilateral, regional and international matters of mutual interest. ... read..


Decision on Padmavati screening after CBFC's clearance: Khattar
Chandigarh [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Haryana will take a decision on permitting screening of film 'Padmavati' in the state after it gets clearance from the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC), said Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday. ... read..


Rashtrapati Bhavan now open for public four days a week (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Rashtrapati Bhavan, the sprawling official residence of the Indian President here, will now be open for public viewing for four days a week. ... read..


Air variant of BrahMos missile tested from Sukhoi jet (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
India on Wednesday successfully flight-tested the air variant of BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from a Sukhoi SU-30MKI fighter jet to hit a sea-based target in the Bay of Bengal, completing the country's tactical cruise missile triad. ... read..


Cabinet approves new scheme for rural women
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved the introduction of new scheme 'Mahila Shakti Kendra' in order to empower rural women through community participation. ... read..


IIEST Shibpur to reinforce student placement, internships
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST) Shibpur, is taking steps to "overhaul the placements and internships" of its students, its director said on Wednesday. ... read..


Manali freezes at minus 0.4 degrees
Shimla | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:05 PM IST
Popular tourist destination Manali in Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday saw the mercury drop below the freezing point, with its nearby hills wrapped in last week's snowfall. ... read..


World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims: Addressing challenges surrounding road safety
New Delhi [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The growing cases of road crash accidents in the country highlight the urgency to overcome the challenges pertaining to road safety. ... read..


Kolkata: Three suspected terrorists sent to police custody
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Three suspected terrorists, who were arrested here yesterday, have been sent to police custody till December 5 by a local court. ... read..


Alphons refutes allegations of flight delay because of him
Imphal (Manipur) [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Minister of State for Tourism and IT KJ Alphons on Wednesday refuted allegations that a flight was delayed because of the VIP movement at the airport in Imphal. ... read..


Senior Kerala CPI leader Ismail to face party action
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
The Communist Party of India (CPI) said on Wednesday that one of its topmost Kerala leaders K.E. Ismail will face party action for an interview he gave to a TV channel. ... read..


Jharkhand ex-Chief Secretary jailed for 5 years in fodder scam
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
A CBI court here on Wednesday sentenced former Chief Secretary of Jharkhand Sajjal Chakravarty to five years' imprisonment in a multi-million Animal Husbandry Department (AHD) scam, popularly known as fodder scam. ... read..


Policy tweak to ensure normalcy in Kashmir: Jaitley (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Any policy tweak on Kashmir is to ensure normalcy in the state, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday in response to a query about the Centre advocating withdrawal of cases against first-time stone-pelters in the Valley. ... read..


PM Modi, BJP lowering political discourse in country: Congress
New Delhi [India] | November 22, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Congress said on Wednesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were responsible for lowering political discourse in the country. ... read..


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