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One injured in explosion inside a garage in Bengal
Kolkata | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
One person was injured in an explosion in West Bengal's Swarupnagar in North 24 Parganas district on Thursday, police said. ... read..


PM stresses better co-ordination among disaster management wings
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday emphasized the need for better coordination among various stakeholders in disaster-management situations to save life and property. ... read..


Mysuru readies for royal victory parade on Friday
Mysuru | Thursday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Karnataka's Mysuru is all decked up to welcome thousands of visitors for the royal victory parade on Friday marking the grand finale of the 10-day Dussehra festival. ... read..


94 more test positive for Zika virus in Rajasthan
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] | October 18, 2018 9:41:29 PM IST
The total number of Zika virus infected cases has mounted to 94 in Rajasthan, informed Dr V.K. Mathur, Director of Public Health for Rajasthan. ... read..


Khattar expresses grief over demise of N D Tiwari
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattr has expressed sorrow and grief over the demise of former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, Mr ND Tiwari. In his condolence message issued here on Thursday Mr Khattar expressed deepest condolences t ... read..


Proposal to market products manufactured by the inmates of jails in state:Minister
Ambala | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Haryana Transport and Jail Minister Krishan Lal Panwar said that there was a proposal to market the products manufactured by the inmates of jails in the state. He said that the project was aimed at encouraging the prisoners to show their abilities in ma ... read..


Physical test for recruitment of jail warders and matrons commences from Oct 24
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Jail Department in Punjab has initiated the process for the recruitment of 210 Jail warders and Matrons, said the official spokesperson here on Thursday. The physical test for the recruitment of these posts be commenced from October 24 at Bathinda (Polic ... read..


AAP to participate in Punjab teachers' agitation on Oct 21
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Punjab wing of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday announced their decision to participate in the agitation being led by the teachers on October 21. A statement related to the decision was made here by LoP Harpal Singh Cheema, Punjab core committee ... read..


BJP leaders hold meeting to end factionalism in Punjab unit
Phagwara | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Keeping in view of coming Lok Sabha elections, BJP High Command while taking serious note of the increasing factionalism in Punjab State, the party has initiated 'unity exercise' to sought out differences among the top leadership in the state. In view of ... read..


Woman alleges rape by Jeweller
Kaithal | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
A married woman here alleged that she was deceived and raped by a Jeweller from village Barout for the past seven years. Talking to the local media here on Thursday, the victim said, "The accused took my cheque book and fraudulently got my house register ... read..


Temporary hospital of 100 beds to be established in Kumbh: Sidhharth Nath
Allahabad | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Sidhartha Nath Singh here on Thursday said that a temporary hospital of hundred beds will be established in Kumbh Mela premises to provide better health facilities through pilgrims and tourists. Addressing the media here afte ... read..


J&K DGP visits Army hospital in Srinagar
Srinagar | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Thursday visited Army's 92 Base hospital at Srinagar and enquired about the health and welfare of the police personnel, who sustained injuries in different incidents across the valley. " ... read..


Ghulam Nabi Azad out to demoralise majority community: BJP
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday asserted that principal opposition Indian National Congress' senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had made another attempt to ''demean and moralise'' the majority community by observing that the number of candidates invit ... read..


Thousands take holy dip in Swamy Pushkarani
Tirumala | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The last and one of the most important events during Srivari Navaratri Brahmotsavams where in thousands of pilgrims took part for taking bath in the Holy Swami Pushkarini, the Sudarshana Chakrasnana Mahotsavam, was performed with utmost religious fervour ... read..


RSS tries to destroy communal harmony: Kerala CM
Thiruvananthapuram | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday alleged that RSS was trying to destroy communal harmony by instigating violence in the name of Sabarimala issue. In a Facebook post, the Chief Minister, who is on a four-day visit to UAE, alleged that cr ... read..


Rahul to campaign for coming Assembly polls in Telangana on Oct 20
Hyderabad | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi will undertake campaigning for the upcoming Assembly elections in Telangana on October 20. According to his changed itinerary, Mr Gandhi will leave Nanded in Karnataka at 1230 hours and reach Bainsa in Adilabad district a ... read..


Narasimhan condoles Tiwari's demise
Hyderabad | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Governor ESL Narasimhan expressed deep grief over the passing away of Former Governor of Andhra Pradesh ND Tiwari. Recalling the services rendered by Tiwari, the Governor said in a message that "In his demise the nation ha ... read..


Geeta Kapur to be Director Personnel of SJVN
Shimla | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Geeta Kapur has been appointed Director (Personnel) of Mini Ratna Schedule Public Sector Undertaking SJVN Limited by Government of India. Prior to this Mrs. Kapur was holding the post of General Manger (HR) in SJVN. She succeeds Nand Lal Sharma who has b ... read..


Sena rules out alliance with BJP
Mumbai | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Shiv Sena on Thursday ruled out alliance with BJP for the upcoming 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray spelled out the party's poll plan while addressing party workers at the annual Dussehra rally in Shivaji Park at Dadar in centra ... read..


Ganga Fast: Authorities shift Sant Gopal Das to PGI Chandigarh; hunger strike continues
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Sant Gopal Das, observing hunger strike for clean Ganga, since June 24, has been referred to PGI Chandigarh from AIIMS Rishikesh Thursday afternoon. The young saint who started the fast after the death of Prof GD Agrawal for the holy river, was sent Chan ... read..


India to become diabetic capital of world: V Mohan
Ahmedabad | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Well known clinical diabetologist Dr V Mohan, who is leading a pan-India survey cum study about diabetes, warned on Thursday that in the next five years (by 2023) when India would surpass China to become the most populated country in the world, it would a ... read..


HNLC general secretary surrenders in Meghalaya
Shillong | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) today suffered a major setback after its general secretary Liberation Council (HNLC), Cheristerfield Thangkhiew alias Iaineh surrendered before Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong on ... read..


Governor Ganga Prasad visits Central Pendam
Gangtok | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Governor of Sikkim Ganga Prasad visited temples, organic farms and a homestay in Central Pendam, East Sikkim today. He heard the grievances of the people of Central Pendam. Addressing a gathering there, the Governor said, the people of Sikkim must ... read..


Rajnath to celebrate Dussehra along Indo- Pak border on Friday
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will celebrate Dussehra on October 19 with the Jawans of Border Security Force (BSF) along the Indo-Pak border at Bikaner and also be performing 'Shastra-Puja' there, a senior Home Ministry official said here. This is f ... read..


ND Tiwari dies at 93, Rahul & Manmohan offer condolemces
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Veteran Congress leader and former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand chief minister N D Tiwariy, died on Thursday following prolonged illness, sources said. He was 93 and is survived by his wife Ujjwala Tiwari and son Rohit Tiwari. Tiwari was admitted at Ma ... read..


BCCI names three squads for Deodhar Trophy
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Board of Control for Cricket in India on Thursday announced the squads for the upcoming Deodhar Trophy that starts on October 23. The India A, B and C sides will be led by Indian ODI aspirants Dinesh Karthik, Shreyas Iyer and Ajinkya Rahane re ... read..


Delhi Police makes elaborate arrangements for Dussehra
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Delhi Police has made elaborate traffic arrangements to ensure smooth movement of traffic for Dussehra, which will be celebrated on Friday. According to Delhi Traffic Police, all together at 46 venues Dussehra would be celebrated by burning effigies of R ... read..


Notorious criminal wanted in Punjab arrested from Thane
Thane | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
A notorious criminal on the run from the Punjab police has finally been traced and arrested from Ambivali of Kalyan in the district. An offence under sections 379, 420, 506 read with 34 of Indian Penal Code had been registered with the Ludhiana police of ... read..


Palghar man arrested for printing bogus visas of China, UAE &
Thane | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Palghar district Rural Police has arrested a 58-year-old man from Nalla Sopara of Vasai on the charge of allegedly preparing bogus visas of China and UAE and selling them to the needy. Acting on a tip-off that the fake visas were being printed in Nal ... read..


Rammat Gammat to have its India Premiere at 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival
Mumbai | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Drishyam Films' award-winning-short-film Rammat Gammat (My Best Friend Shoes) will have its India Premiere at the prestigious 20th Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival with Star in International Competition in children's film category, Half Ticket. Writ ... read..


Cong releases first list of 12 candidates for C'Garh Assy polls
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Congress on Thursday released its first list of 12 candidates for the assembly elections in Chhattisgarh. The list of 12 candidates, approved by the central election committee of the Congress and released by AICC General Secretary Mukul Wasnik ... read..


Leaders in UP, Uttarakhand mourn demise of former CM N.D. Tiwari
Lucknow/Dehradun | Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
Political leaders of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Thursday condoled the death of Narayan Dutt Tiwari, who had served as Chief Minister of both the states - a unique distinction in Indian politics. ... read..


Who's stopping you from building temple, Owaisi tells Bhagwat
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
"Bring it. Who is stopping you and your government?" This is how MIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday reacted to RSS Mohan Bahgwat's demand for a law to build a grand Ram temple at Ayodhya. ... read..


Delhi govt forms inspection team to check air pollution
New Delhi [India] | October 18, 2018 9:11:28 PM IST
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday constituted a six-member team to carry out surprise inspection in the national capital to check whether measures to control air pollution have been put in place. ... read..


IFS officer's ancestral house burgled in Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur (Bihar) [India] | October 18, 2018 9:11:28 PM IST
In a high profile case of theft, Indian Foreign Service (IFS) officer Raveesh Kumar's ancestral house in Bihar's Bhagalpur district was burgled on Tuesday night. ... read..


Former Uttarakhand, UP Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari dead (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Former Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand Chief Minister N.D. Tiwari died on Thursday -- on his 93rd birthday -- at a private hospital in the national capital following prolonged illness, doctors said. ... read..


Sri Lankan PM arrives in India
New Delhi [India] | October 18, 2018 8:41:30 PM IST
Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe on Thursday arrived in India for a three-day official visit. ... read..


Maneka Gandhi urges political parties to form sexual harassment committee
New Delhi [India] | October 18, 2018 8:41:28 PM IST
With the rising number of alleged sexual harassment cases surfacing since the #MeToo campaign raged in India, Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Thursday urged all the political parties to form internal complaint committees. ... read..


Police officers probing Behabalkalan incident at Phagwara
Phagwara | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Two members of the special investigation team (SIT) Arunpal Singh IG (Crime) and SSP Kapurthala Satinder Singh probing the Behabalkalan incident have arrived at Phagwara and examined 26 police officials who were questioned in connection with the firing ... read..


Punjab police nabs currency smuggler
Phiallaur | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Phillaur police headed by DSP Amrik Singh Chahal today nabbed a currency smuggler and recovered 22,45,900 rupees. SSP(Rural) Navjot Singh Mahal informed media persons here on Thursday. He told that the accused was identified as Harpal Sing, a residen ... read..


Under water conservation programme 46,500 taps installed : Minister
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Haryana Public Health and Engineering Minister, Dr Banwari Lal said on Thursday that under water conservation programme being run by the department, so far, 46,500 taps have been installed and about 1.05 lakh taps would be installed by December 31, 2018. ... read..


Punjab to promote 4000 police personnel : DGP
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
In a bid to promote dedication towards duty among the police personnel, DGP Punjab Suresh Arora honoured Assistant Sub-Inspector Karamjit Singh and Head Constable Jagdish Kumar, posted at Kapurthala, with class one commendation certificates along with ca ... read..


Khattar directs to expedite process of uploding class wise teachers student data of schools
Chandigarh Oct 18 | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar has directed to expedite the process of uploading the latest class wise teacher-student data of all schools on the School Information Management System (SIMS), an online portal. This step aims to provide quali ... read..


Jagdish Kumar and Jot Ram Jangra promoted as Deputy secretary
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Haryana Government has promoted Jagdish Kumar and Jot Ram Jangra, Under Secretaries of Haryana Civil Secretariat as Deputy Secretary, an official statement said on Thursday. UNI JS JA 1914 ... read..


Education Minister Soni meets with 3582 master cadre union
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Education Minister of Punjab Om Prakash was called by the 3582 Master Cadre Union and thanked him for the steps being taken to strengthen Punjab's education system. During the meeting, union leaders thanked the Education Minister for recruitment of re ... read..


DGP inaugurates newly renovated building of police headquarters in Haryana
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Following the inauguration of the newly renovated building of the police headquarters by the Director General of Police BS Sandhu in Panchkula on Thursday, Haryana Police witnessed a major transformation in its infrastructure. Apart from being made air-co ... read..


Hayrana govt to start employment opportunities training programme for girl students
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
With a view to ensure employment opportunities especially for women, Employability Training would be imparted to the girl students of the Government colleges of Haryana. Disclosing this, the Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that in the fir ... read..


JC Bose Univ VC congratulates CM for peaceful conduct students elections
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Vice-Chancellor of JC Bose (erstwhile YMCA) University of Science and Technology, YMCA Faridabad, Prof. Dinesh Kumar has congratulated Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal and Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma for conduct of peaceful, free and fair el ... read..


Punjab admin conducts checking of adulterated & spurious food items: Commissioner Pannu
Phagwara | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
As per the directions of Kahn Singh Pannu, Commissioner Food & Drugs Administration Punjab, Mohammad Tayyab Deputy Commissioner Kapurthala & Civil Surgeon, Kapurthala under Mission Tandrust Punjab, Checking drive against adulterated & spurious food items ... read..


Wanted criminal carrying reward of Rs 15,000 arrested in Kushinagar
Kushinagar | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
A wanted criminal carrying reward of Rs 15,000 was arrested here from Khadda area near Jalkal road on Thursday. According to police acting on tip-off police team arrested wanted criminal Munna Bharti from Khadda area and recovered one country-made pist ... read..


Bakshi Stadium to be ready by Mar 2019 for international tournaments: Sarmad Hafeez
Srinagar | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Secretary, Youth Service & Sports (YSS), Sarmad Hafeez on Thursday said that FIFA approved Bakshi Stadium would be ready by March 2019 for holding international events. Mr Sarmad was speaking during the inaugural match of the 'Kashmir Invitation Cup Footb ... read..


20 vehicles seized for illegal mining in Shopian
Srinagar | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
As many as 20 vehicles were impounded on Thursday, for illegally carrying out mining in water channels, in the south Kashmir district of Shopian, an official spokesperson said. The spokesperson further said that District Development Commissioner Dr Owais ... read..


Vijayadashmi celebrated in Marathwada with religious fervour
Aurangabad | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Vijayadashmi, tenth day of Navratri Utsav symbol of victory of good over evil day also considered as one of the three and half 'Muhurat' being celebrated in the eight district of the region with Hindus community across Marathwada region with traditional ... read..


Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi beat Jharkhand in thriller to set up final against Mumbai
Bengaluru | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Delhi defeated Jharkhand in a nail-biting match by two wickets to enter the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy here at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. Now, Delhi will take on Mumbai in the final match. Chasing a paltry total of 200 runs, Delhi got off to a ... read..


Hazy weather in HP, mercury dips
Shimla | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The state recorded mainly dry and hazy weather during last 24 hrs despite partly cloudy sky, dipping the temperature further. A bulletin released by MeT department reported that Keylong in Lahaul Spiti district was the coldest place in the state with min ... read..


HP to host mega investors' meet at Dharmshala: CM
Shimla | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
State would organize a mega investors event at Dharamshala probably during the month of February next year to attract entrepreneurs for potential investment. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur expressed the plan during an informal chat with the journalists her ... read..


Student injured during construction work
Shimla | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
A sixth standard Nepali Student sustained hind limb injuries when a stone hit him during construction of a stadium near Kanam state government school this afternoon. A senior official said in Kinnaur. "The boy was reportedly passing on the road near a co ... read..


UP politicians express grief over ND Tiwari's death
Lucknow | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
A pal of gloom descended in Uttar Pradesh following the death of former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttrakhand Narain Dutt Tiwari who was also union minister and Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Besides the senior congress leaders which included Pr ... read..


Ex- Gujarat CM Shankarsinh Vaghela's son resigns from BJP
Gandhinagar | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Former Gujarat Chief Minister Shankarsinh Vaghela's son, Mahendrasinh Vaghela has resigned from the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday. A former MLA, Mahendrasinh, who is now out of Gujarat, told UNI over phone that he has sent his resignation to s ... read..


Dussehra celebrated with fervor in Jammu
Jammu | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Dussehra marking the victory of good over evil was celebrated on Wednesday with religious fervour across Jammu region. The main function was held at Parade Ground Jammu where the effigies of Ravana, his brother Kumbkaran and son Megnath were consigned to ... read..


Kottayam-Kochi Rubber Market Rates
Kottayam | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Following were the Rubber Market rates announced by the Rubber Board here today per quintal KOTTAYAM RSS FOUR No Transaction RSS FIVE No Transaction ISNR TWENTY:No Transaction SIXTY PERCENT LATEX: No Transaction KOCHI RSS FOUR No Transaction RSS F ... read..


Pune City looks lethal with Marcelinho return
Mumbai | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
. The first Maha Derby of the season is upon us and it promises to be an engaging battle between the host Mumbai City FC and the neighboring FC Pune City. Neither team will settle for anything less than a victory and the bragging rights that come alon ... read..


Rahul, Manmohan Singh condole Tiwari's demise
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Thursday condoled the demise of veteran Congress leader ND Tiwari. Tiwari, former Union Minister and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand passed away here on Thursd ... read..


PM's corruption puts IAF pilots at risk: Rahul on reports of India buying retired Jaguars
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Taking on the Union government over the Rafale fighter jet controversy, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday alleged that the Narendra Modi-led government has renegotiated the UPA government's deal, claiming which would have strengthened the Indian ... read..


Pilgrims' safety at Sabrimala responsibility of state govt: MHA
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Thursday said that the safety and security of the pilgrims at Sabarimala temple is the responsibility of the State Government as the maintenance of law and order comes under the purview of the state governments, offic ... read..


Amit Shah condoles death of N D Tiwari
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
BJP chief Amit Shah on Thursday condoled the death of veteran politician and former Chief Minister of UP and Uttarakhand N D Tiwari. "Veteran politician N D Tiwari was a freedom fighter and also three time Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was also Ch ... read..


Vijay Hazare Trophy: Delhi beat Jharkhand; enters final
Bengaluru | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Delhi defeated Jharkhand in a nail-biting match by two wickets to enter the final of Vijay Hazare Trophy here at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Thursday. Chasing a paltry total of 200 runs, Delhi got off to a bad start as opener Unmukt Chand departed for 17 ... read..


Power generation in KKNPP Unit-II shut for maintenance works
Tirunelveli | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The second unit of Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP), capable of generating 1,000 Mega Watts Electricity (MWe) was shut down on Thursday for maintenance works. KKNPP sources said the country's second VVER-1000 type Pressurized Water Reactor, be ... read..


Sabarimla Row: Hartal hits normal life in Kerala ; RSS Chief says consensus should have been built; Woman Journo of NY Times forced to return after protests
Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi/Nagpur | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The dawn-to-dusk hartal, called by 'Sabarimala Karma Samiti' in protest against Wednesday's police lathi charge at Nilakkal hit normal life in Kerala on Thursday, while a Woman Journo of New York Times crossed Pamba river but forced to return in view of p ... read..


Pankaja Munde dares her estranged cousin & NCP leader Dhananjay Munde
Aurangabad | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Maharashtra Women & Child Welfare Minister Pankaja Munde on Thursday targeted her estranged cousin brother and NCP leader Dhananjay Munde and dared him to attack from the front. Addressing annual Dasara rally after dedication of a 25-feet high staute of ... read..


Puaskar launches slew of projects in Sanvordem
Margao | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
MLA and Chairman, Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC), Deepak Prabhu Pauskar on Thursday launched/inaugurated a slew of projects in all the panchayats of Sanvordem Constituency which coincided with his birthday. The cost of all the va ... read..


3 minor girls rescued from Baga beach in Goa
Panaji | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Calangute Police in North Goa rescued three minor girls from Baga beach on Wednesday. According to Calangute Police Station Incharge Police Inspector Jivba Dalvi, information was received about three minor girls roaming on Calangute beach during the n ... read..


Sabarimla impasse: Shutdown hits life in Kerala; RSS urges consensus; NYT woman scribe stopped
Thiruvananthapuram/Kochi/Nagpur | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
A dawn-to-dusk shutdown, sponsored by the 'Sabarimala Karma Samiti' in protest against Wednesday's police cane charge at Nilakkal affected life in Kerala as the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh said a consensus should have been arrived at before scrapping the ... read..


PM to attend Saibaba centenary closing ceremonies
Ahmednagar (Maharashtra) | Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Friday visit the temple town of Shirdi to attend the closing ceremonies of the year-long festival marking the centenary of samadhi of the Shirdi Saibaba, officials said on Thursday. ... read..


N D Tiwari - a political marathoner who courted controversies (Obit)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
A seasoned politician belonging to the pre-independence era, Narayan Dutt Tiwari was a political marathoner whose later life was mired in controversies that Indias public life had not seen before. ... read..


Chhattisgarh CM takes swipe at Rahul's visit
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | October 18, 2018 8:11:31 PM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Thursday took a dig at Congress president Rahul Gandhi's upcoming visit to the state, saying it will soon be known how fruitful the campaigning is. ... read..


No woman devotee at Sabarimala temple for second day (Roundup)
Sabarimala (Kerala) | Thursday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Women of the ages hitherto barred from entering the famed Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala stayed away for a second day on Thursday following uneasy calm in Kerala amid a dawn-to-dusk shutdown called by outfits owing loyalty to Hindu groups and the BJP. ... read..


Rajasthan launches e-FIR for stolen vehicles
Jaipur | Thursday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Rajasthan Director General of Police O.P. Galhotra on Thursday inaugurated an online e-FIR system for stolen vehicles at police headquarters. ... read..


CID organized a one-day comprehensive course on stress management
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Haryana Crime Investigation Department (CID) on Thursday organized a one-day comprehensive course on 'Stress Management and Soft Skill Development', offering practical solutions to reduce and manage workplace stress and behavioural improvement at GO Mes ... read..


Haryana Guv Satyadeo Narain Arya pays obeisance at Mansa Devi Temple
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Haryana Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya on Thursday paid his obeisance at Shri Mata Mansa Devi Temple in Panchkula. He also extended his greetings to the people of the state for Navratras and Dussehra. The Governor along with the Lady Governor, Mrs Saraswat ... read..


Khattar extends greeting on eve of Dussehra festival
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, has extended his greetings to the people of the State on the eve of auspicious occasion of Dussehra festival. In a message issued here on Thursday, the Chief Minister said that Dussehra symbolises the triumph ... read..


Punjab govt freed 5,881 acres of forest Dept land from illegal encroachments
Chandigrh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Punjab Government has achieved remarkable success in getting, about 5881 acres of forest land that has been freed from the shackles of illegal encroachers in the state. This was divulged here on Thursday by the Forest Minister, Punjab, Mr Sadhu Singh ... read..


Punjab HM directs civil surgeons to crackdown against illegal drug de-addiction centers
Chandigarh | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Health Minister Brahm Mohindra on Thursday instructed all the Civil Surgeons to crackdown against illegal drug de-addiction centers. Mr Mohindra said " A Civil Surgeon of the respective district would be held personally accountable in any case of ill ... read..


Four officials transferred, posted in Health Department in J&K
Srinagar | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The Jammu and Kashmir government on Thursday ordered transfers and postings of four officials in Health department. According to the order issued by the Principal Secretary Health and Medical Education Department, Dr Sameer Mattoo, Director Family Welfare ... read..


Guv, CM felicitate people on Dussehra
Shimla | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur have felicitated the people of the state on the auspicious occasion of Dussehra. The Governor said that Dussehra festival symbolizes victory of good over evil and hoped that the festival would be ... read..


Pondy CM condoles demise of ND Tiwari
Puducherry | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayansamy on Thursday condoled the death of former union minister and chief minister of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand states, N D Tiwari. Mr Narayansamy tweeted that Tiwari brought development in UP during his regime as c ... read..


TDB selects new Head Priests
Sabarimala | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Travancore Devaswom Board (TDB) on Thursday completed the selection process of new Head Priests for the next one-year at Lord Ayyapa temple and Malikappuram Devi temple. V N Vausdevan Namboothiri, hailing from Palakkad and currently the head priest of Sr ... read..


In a first, India and Japan to hold joint military exercise in Mizoram
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Aiming to further expand the horizon of joint exercises, India and Japan are all set to hold their first ever joint military exercise "Dharma Guardian" at Counter Insurgency Warfare School Vairengte in Mizoram from November 1. The 2-week long exercise wil ... read..


New museum of Manipur Assembly inaugurated
Imphal | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Governor Dr. Najma Heptulla today inaugurated the Manipur Legislative Assembly Musuem and Archives at Old Manipur Legislative Assembly Building, Imphal. The inaugural ceremony was graced by Minister (Art & Culture) Shri L. Jayantakumar Singh, Chairman, ... read..


Satyarthi gives a new role to RSS: Protect Children
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Even as the Sangh parivar fountainhead RSS has been looking for avenues to showcase itself as a genuine and moderate organisation committed strictly to social service, Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Thursday gave it a role and said RSS 'shakhas' acro ... read..


Australia's Aboriginal & Torres Strait dance group to visit Bengal, Mizoram and Bhopal
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Australia's leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander dance company, Bangarra Dance Theatre, will embark on a multi-city tour of India in October this year as part of Australia Fest. Australia's High Commissioner to India Harinder Sidhu, said- " ... read..


India hopes people's mandate will prevail in Maldives
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
India on Thursday exuded confidence that the mandate of the people of Maldives will "prevail" and asserted that New Delhi is looking forward to work closely with the new dispensation under President elect Ibrahim Mohamed Solih. "In keeping with our 'Nei ... read..


Arambagh Puja Samiti extends helping hand to orphan kids
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Arambagh Puja, known for its uniqueness, creativity and social responsibility in celebration, is this year trying to create awareness about the plight of orphans and spastic children in India. Children from Salam Balak Trust and AHMC, an NGO which works ... read..


Man held for circulating obscene content in WhatsApp group
Bhubaneswar | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Police have arrested a person from his native place in Haryana on the charge of creating a fake whatsApp group and uploading sexually explicit and obscene content on that group. Police have seized the mobile phone, the SIM card used in the offence. Police ... read..


Two criminals injured in bomb explosion in Bhagalpur
Bhagalpur | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Two criminals were injured when a bomb kept by them exploded near Maheshpur village under Babbarganj police station area in Bhagalpur district today.Senior police superintendent Ashish Bharti told media persons here that two criminal had gathered at a hid ... read..


Delhi Govt's contractual employees to continue to receive payments at rates prevailing before Aug 4
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Delhi Cabinet has decided that payments to all those, who have been directly employed on contract basis by the state Government, boards and corporations at minimum wage rates or by contractors in various works at minimum wage rates, will continue at earli ... read..


Delhi Govt forms six-member committee for surprise inspections to check air pollution
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Delhi Environment Minister Imran Hussain on Thursday formed a six-member panel to carry out surprise inspections in Delhi to check violations which contribute towards air pollution. Inspections will be carried out to check ground level steps being tak ... read..


Nissan unveils design of its new SUV
Mumbai | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Nissan Motor India Private Ltd on Thursday unveiled the progressive design of the most-awaited new sports utility vehicle (SUV) here in India. The new SUV, 'Kicks', will have a wider and robust style with a dynamic sonic plus line, wheel-oriented stance ... read..


Minister instructs Mecon to expedite work on proposed Kadapa Steel Plant in Andhra
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh has instructed MECON, the project consultant for the steel plant proposed in Kadapa district, to give its technical report to the Task Force immediately without waiting for any other details to be provided by ... read..


Comment by Ghulam Nabi Azad is an another attempt to demean, demoralise Hindus: BJP
New Delhi | Thursday, Oct 18 2018 IST
The BJP on Thursday said principal opposition Congress' senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad has made another attempt to ''demean and moralise'' Hindus when he made a remark that the number of Hindu candidates inviting him for campaigning has declined hugely. ... read..


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