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Key accused in YSR Cong chief attack case produced in NIA court.
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:34 PM IST
J Srinivas Rao, the key accused in the attack on YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy was produced Friday in the National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Vijayawada. ... read..


Agri-fair in Manipur emphasises on farmers' innovative ideas
Imphal (Manipur) [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:34 PM IST
Agriculture is the predominant occupation of the people of Manipur and the main source of livelihood of the region. It also forms a major share of the total State Domestic Product. ... read..


Pocharam Srinivas Reddy unanimously elected as Telangana Assembly Speaker
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:32 PM IST
Six-time Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) MLA Pocharam Srinivas Reddy has been Friday unanimously elected Speaker of the newly constituted state assembly in Telangana. ... read..


Rajasthan medical college implements dress code , Health ministry slams it
Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:32 PM IST
Resident doctors, medical staff and undergraduate students of Jaipur's Sawai Man Singh Medical College will now be required to follow a blue dress code, including donning blazers worth Rs 3000 of the same colour. ... read..


Lok Sabha election schedule likely to be announced in first week of March
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:32 PM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) is likely announce date for the Lok Sabha elections in the first week of March, sources said here on Friday. ... read..


Former Bihar BJP MP quits party
Patna | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
A senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former member of Parliament from Purnea district of Bihar, Uday Singh, resigned from the party on Friday. ... read..


BJP not sure of votes elsewhere, so eying N-E, says Assam Congress
Guwahati | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The opposition Congress in Assam on Friday said the BJP is eyeing Bengal and northeastern states in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections through the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as the party is not confident about votes in north and south India. ... read..


2 women killed in celebratory firing in UP (Lead)
Lucknow/New Delhi | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Two women were killed in celebratory firing during a wedding in a Moradabad village in Uttar Pradesh, while a young bride in the national capital was injured in a similar but separate incident, police said on Friday. ... read..


Under fire, Maharashtra may take ordinance route to ban dance bars
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Under fire from various quarters, the Maharashtra government may opt for an ordinance to stall the reopening of dance bars in the city and state in the wake of Thursday's Supreme Court verdict. ... read..


Some Karnataka BJP MLAs shift to another Haryana hotel
Gurugram | Friday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Around 25 MLAs of the nearly 100 Karnataka BJP legislators put up here at the five star ITC Grand Bharat resort for the last few days have reportedly shifted to a nearby hotel on Friday. ... read..


Meghalaya CM inaugurates Orchid Lake Cottages to boost tourism in state
Shillong (Meghalaya) [India] | January 18, 2019 6:11:31 PM IST
The northeastern state of Meghalaya is one of the most scenic places in the country and has a lot to offer visitors. Ranging from lush green mountains, scenic landscape and picturesque beauty, Meghalaya has emerged as a favourite destination for tourists. ... read..


Ganja worth Rs 1.61 cr seized in Tripura
Agartala | Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
In a joint operation, the Border Security Force (BSF) and the Tripura Police on Friday seized 300 kg of ganja (cannabis) valued at Rs 14.60 lakh in the international market. ... read..


Son of dismissed BSF trooper found dead in Haryana
Chandigarh | Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
The son of Border Security Force (BSF) trooper Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was dismissed from the force in 2017 for indiscipline, was found dead in Haryana, police said on Friday. ... read..


BJP leader named in Mandsaur Municipal Chairman's murder
Mandsaur | Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Police here on Friday named Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manish Bairagi to be behind the murder of Mandsaur Municipal Corporation Chairman and BJP leader Prahlad Bandhwar. ... read..


Jharkhand legislators demand formation of Displacement Commission
Ranchi | Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Jharkhand legislators on Friday demanded the formation of a Displacement Commission so that the grievances of the displaced people could be heard and resolved. ... read..


Government appoints Rakesh Asthana as DG, BCAS
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
A day after the government curtailed his tenure in the CBI as Special Director, Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency chief Alok Verma, was on Friday appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) ... read..


Will double investment, employment in Gujarat: Mukesh Ambani
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India] | January 18, 2019 5:41:37 PM IST
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) Chairman Mukesh Ambani here on Friday announced that his company is planning to double the investment and employment in Gujarat in the next decade. ... read..


UP cabinet approves 10% reservation scheme of Centre
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 5:41:36 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday approved the central government's scheme of 10 per cent reservation in government jobs to the economically weaker section in general category. ... read..


Some leaders are 'accidental', foisted into position by others: Goa Governor
Panaji (Goa) [India] | January 18, 2019 5:41:37 PM IST
In a veiled attack on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Goa Governor Mridula Sinha on Friday said some leaders are "accidental" and "foisted into the position by others" without giving much thought whether the leader "understands issues". ... read..


Furnish Rs 2cr guarantee to Environment Ministry in Rajaji tiger case: NGT to NHAI
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] | January 18, 2019 5:41:34 PM IST
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] Jan 18: Irked by failure of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to comply with a Supreme Court directive to construct an 'elephant flyover', the National Green Tribunal (NGT) Friday asked the NHAI to furnish a Rs 2 c ... read..


UP cabinet renames Mughalsarai tehsil as Deendayal Upadhyay
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 5:41:33 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday approved the proposal of renaming the Mughalsarai tehsil as Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, the co-founder and president of Bharatiya Jana Sangh. ... read..


Five dead after avalanche strikes in Ladakh, search on for 7
Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir), [India] | January 18, 2019 5:41:31 PM IST
Five people died after getting buried under snow while seven others were missing on Friday after an avalanche hit three vehicles at Khardung La in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Modi deal gifted Dassault Rs 186 crore more per Rafale: Congress
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The Congress on Friday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of compromising national security in the Rafale deal by "denying" to the IAF 90 aircraft it desperately needed and "gifted" Dassault Rs 186 crore more per aircraft at the cost of the public exch ... read..


Mob vandalises Bihar police station over minor's killing
Patna | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
A mob vandalised a police station and set ablaze three vehicles in Bihar's Kaimur district after a missing teenage girl's body was found in a village of the area. ... read..


Tripura government likely to probe temple's missing assets
Agartala | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
The Tripura government is likely to probe "missing cash, precious ornaments and assets" deposited in the past 70 years by the devotees in the Mata Tripura Sundari Temple, an official said on Friday. ... read..


RSS swipes at BJP over soldier deaths, temple delay
Nagpur | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Taking a swipe at the BJP-led government at the Centre, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Monday wondered why soldiers were dying on the country's borders though there is no war and on the delays in constructing the Ram temple in Ayodhya. ... read..


Sabarimala: Row over age of women mentioned on Kerala government list
Thiruvananthapuram | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
A row has erupted over flaws in the actual age of some of the 51 women referred to by the Kerala government counsel on Friday in the Supreme Court saying they were in the 'banned', menstruating age group of 10-50 years who prayed at the Sabarimala temple ... read..


IIT-Madras launches start-up to train students in AI
Chennai | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT-M) on Friday launched a start-up to prepare the workforce for the advent of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) age by training students at nominal costs. ... read..


Lakhs throng Kolkata ahead of Brigade rally
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Lakhs of Trinamool Congress activists and supporters from across West Bengal thronged the city on Friday, a day ahead of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's high-voltage 'United India Rally' that is likely to be a show of opposition strength ahead of the Lok ... read..


HC grants bail to hawala dealer Aslam Wani
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday granted bail to alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, who is accused of money-laundering. ... read..


SC to hear together all petitions challenging 10% quota for poor
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 4:41:33 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hear together all the petitions which challenged the bill to provide 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the economically weaker section. ... read..


Tihar officials move application against order allowing Christian Michel to make calls for 15 mins
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 4:41:32 PM IST
Tihar Jail officials on Friday moved an application in a Delhi court seeking review of the court's earlier order allowing AgustaWestland middleman, Christian Michel to make calls to his family and lawyer for 15 minutes in a week. The matter will be heard ... read..


Odisha Cong MLA Jogesh Singh resigns amid reports of expulsion
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India] | January 18, 2019 4:41:32 PM IST
Congress Sundargarh MLA Jogesh Singh tendered his resignation from the party on Friday on moral grounds after being suspended from the party on Thursday. He also resigned from the post of a member of Odisha Legislative Assembly. ... read..


51 women of menstruating age entered Sabarimala after SC verdict: Kerala govt
New Delhi | January 18, 2019 4:41:32 PM IST
Kerala government in a note to the Supreme Court on Friday said that 51 women between 10 and 50 years of age entered the Sabarimala Temple following the verdict of the top court. ... read..


Lok Sabha 2019: Actor Prakash Raj to contest as independent from Bengaluru Central
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 18, 2019 4:41:30 PM IST
Actor-turned politician Prakash Raj on Friday said he will not join any political party and will contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls from Bengaluru Central on his own. ... read..


India is now ready for business as never before: PM Modi at Vibrant Gujarat
Gujarat (Gandhinagar) [India] | January 18, 2019 4:41:30 PM IST
India is now ready for business as never before, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday as he listed a host of initiatives taken by his government for attracting investments and improving ease of doing business. ... read..


No need for big investigation into Bandhwar's death: Kamal Nath
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 4:41:30 PM IST
A day after BJP leader P Bandhwar was shot dead in Mandsaur, Chief Minister Kamal Nath said there is no need for a big investigation in the case. ... read..


Blast at Lal Chowk, grenade attack on J&K Police camp (Second Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Minutes after hurling a grenade at a paramilitary patrol party in the city centre Lal Chowk here in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday, militants hurled another grenade at a police camp in Shopian district, police said. ... read..


Will protest if Parrikar 'dodges' Assembly committee meet: Congress
Panaji | Friday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Accusing ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of avoiding meeting legislators from the Opposition, state Congress President Girish Chodankar on Friday said if Parrikar continues this, the Opposition party would raise a ruckus in the forthcoming state As ... read..


No tie up with Congress in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana: AAP
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party, which has been giving mixed signals on the chances of an alliance with the Congress, on Friday finally ruled out any such possibility in Delhi, Haryana and Punjab, saying the Congress is not thinking for the nation. ... read..


Odisha legislator Jogesh Singh resigns from Congress
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Odisha Congress legislator Jogesh Singh resigned from the primary membership of the party on Friday, a day after he was suspended for anti-party activities. ... read..


Opposition parties disrupt Jharkhand Assembly proceedings
Ranchi | Friday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Opposition parties on Friday disrupted the proceedings in the Jharkhand Assembly as the House was running beyond the stipulated lunch time of 12.30 p.m. ... read..


LS polls: AIADMK rubbishes possibility of forging alliance with BJP
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
Lok Sabha Deputy Speaker and AIADMK senior leader M. Thambidurai on Friday dismissed speculations about an alliance with BJP for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections as a "joke". ... read..


Sabarimala Temple issue: VT Rama, on hunger strike, shifted to hospital
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
Mahila Morcha state president VT Rama, who was on a hunger strike before the secretariat over Sabarimala issue for ten long days, was arrested and shifted to a hospital here. Reportedly, PK Krishnadas has replaced her in the hunger strike. ... read..


Will bring ordinance to stop dance bars, if needed: Maharashtra FM
Chandrapur (Maharashtra) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
The Maharashtra government will issue an ordinance to shut down dance bars in the state if needed, state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said on Friday. ... read..


Explosion rocks Srinagar Lal Chowk (Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Militants on Friday hurled a grenade at a paramilitary patrol party in the city centre Lal Chowk here in Jammu and Kashmir, police said. ... read..


Ram temple will only be built under Congress regime: Harish Rawat
Pauri Garhwal (Uttarakhand) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
Former Uttrakhand Chief Minister and senior Congress leader Harish Rawat on Thursday claimed that the Ram temple in Ayodhya will be built only under the Rahul Gandhi led party's regime. ... read..


Rahul extends support to TMC-led rally, hopes to send 'powerful message' of unity
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who will be skipping the anti-BJP rally in Kolkata on Saturday, wrote to West Bengal Chief Minister and All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) chief Mamata Banerjee extending support to the TMC-led event. ... read..


RLD chief Ajit Singh, Jayant Chaudhary to participate in Mamata's mega opposition rally
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh and vice president Jayant Chaudhary will participate in West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee's mega opposition rally in Kolkata on January 19. ... read..


Vibrant Gujarat: India now ready for business as never before, says PM
Gujarat (Gandhinagar) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:35 PM IST
India is now ready for business as never before, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here on Friday as he listed a host of initiatives taken by his government for attracting investments and improving ease of doing business. ... read..


Explosion in Srinagar
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
An explosion took place on Friday near the historic Lal Chowk in Srinagar, police said. ... read..


Telangana: 1 killed, 4 injured in LPG cylinder blast
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:32 PM IST
One person was killed and four suffered injuries in a suspected LPG cylinder blast in a house in Rangareddy district of Telangana on Friday. ... read..


UP mining scam: ED summons former Hamirpur District Magistrate
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:32 PM IST
In a fresh turn of developments, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday summoned former Hamirpur District Magistrate B Chandrakala among others in the alleged Uttar Pradesh mining scam. ... read..


Will contest all 80 seats in UP, if BJP fails to keep promise: OP Rajbhar
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
The Suheldev Bahujan Samaj Party (SBSP) on Friday said it will contest all the 80 seats in Uttar Pradesh in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections if the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) fails to implement divisions under the 27 per cent reservation for backward cl ... read..


LS polls: AAP to go solo in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest Lok Sabha elections in Delhi, Punjab and Haryana alone. ... read..


Unprovoked firing by Pak Rangers in Hiranagar sector
Kathua (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 18, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
Pakistan Rangers on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing on the Border Security Force (BSF) duty point in Hiranagar sector. ... read..


Blast rips through Srinagar's Lal Chowk
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 2:45:05 PM IST
A huge explosion ripped through the Jammu and Kashmir capital's high-security zone Lal Chowk area here damaging shops and vehicles on Friday, police said. ... read..


Bihar boy's jaw broken for plucking plums
Patna | Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
A seven-year-old boy was beaten, his jaw was broken and six of his teeth were knocked out as punishment for plucking some plums from a tree in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district, police said on Friday. ... read..


Rahul writes to Mamata, hopes show of opposition unity will send strong message
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
After deciding to skip the mega rally of the TMC in Kolkata on Saturday, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday sent a message to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee extending his support to the event hoping that the "show of unity" will send a ... read..


DMK leader files PIL against reservation on economic criteria
Chennai | Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
DMK leader and Member of Parliament R.S. Bharathi on Friday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Madras High Court challenging reservation on the basis of economic criteria. ... read..


Ram Temple in Ayodhya should be constructed by 2025: RSS leader
Prayagraj | Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Mounting pressure on the Modi government, the RSS on Friday pitched for the immediate construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, saying it should be built by 2025. ... read..


Start Ram temple construction now to complete by 2025: RSS
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 2:11:32 PM IST
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asserted that the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya should begin now so that it can be completed by 2025. ... read..


Congress asks its `disgruntled' MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi to attend crucial CLP meeting
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 18, 2019 2:11:32 PM IST
Congress CLP leader Siddaramaiah has asked Karnataka Forest and Environment Minister Satish Jarkiholi to call up his brother and disgruntled MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi and tell him to attend the Congress Legislature Party (CLP) meeting to be held later on Frida ... read..


Justices Maheshwari, Khanna sworn in as SC judges
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 2:11:32 PM IST
Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna on Friday were sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. ... read..


DMK moves Madras HC challenging 10% reservation Bill
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 18, 2019 2:11:32 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) organising secretary RS Bharathi on Friday filed a writ petition in Madras High Court challenging recent constitutional amendment for granting 10 per cent reservation to economically weaker sections of society. ... read..


Leh avalanche: 4 bodies recovered (Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Four dead bodies were recovered from the debris of an avalanche that hit Leh district of Ladakh trapping 10 people on Friday, police said. ... read..


Karnataka CM wants Bharat Ratna for Tumakuru seer Shivakumara
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday said the Central government should confer the Bharat Ratna on Tumakuru Siddaganga mutt's 111-year-old pontiff Shivakumara Swami. ... read..


SC directs protection for two women who entered Sabarimala
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 1:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Kerala government to provide proper and adequate security to two women who had entered Sabarimala's Lord Aayappa shrine triggering widespread outrage and protests across the state. ... read..


CBI questions youth acquitted in Andhra student's murder
Vijayawada | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which recently began a fresh investigation into a decade-old case of an Andhra girl student's rape and murder, on Friday questioned Satyam Babu who was acquitted in 2017. ... read..


Bride injured in celebratory firing
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
A 19-year-old bride was injured early on Friday after a bullet fired in a celebratory firing hit her ankle during her marriage ceremony here, a police officer said. ... read..


RSS takes jibe at Centre, says Ram temple will be built in 2025
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 1:11:36 PM IST
The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), who is miffed with the BJP-led government at the Centre for the delay in the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, has mockingly said that the temple will be built in 2025. ... read..


Twitter bug exposed private tweets for five years
Washington [United States] | January 18, 2019 1:11:35 PM IST
Yet another Twitter bug is to be blamed for exposing private tweets of some Android users since 2014. ... read..


Coinstar to sell Bitcoins through vending machines at grocery stores
California [United States] | January 18, 2019 1:11:33 PM IST
Coinstar, the company behind change-counting kiosks, has partnered with Coinme, a startup that operates cryptocurrency-dispensing ATMs in the US, to sell Bitcoin at places such as grocery stores. ... read..


'Collection #1' data breach is just the tip of the iceberg
California [United States] | January 18, 2019 1:11:33 PM IST
Over 773 million email addresses were exposed in the latest data breach called 'Collection #1'. The large-scale dataset was found to be years old. However, a security researcher claims that the 87GB dataset is a part of a much larger breach. ... read..


ITBP to bolster presence along China border in Ladakh, moving frontier to Leh
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 1:11:33 PM IST
In an attempt to bolster its presence along the Indo-China border in Ladakh, Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) is moving its north-west command from Chandigarh to Leh in Ladakh region. ... read..


J-K Police arrests individual suspected of planning terror attack
Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 18, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
Jammu & Kashmir Police on Friday arrested an individual allegedly planning a terrorist attack in the Kupwara region and recovered incriminating materials including ammunition from his possession ... read..


Encounter breaks out between police, Naxals in Chhattisgarh
Rajnandgaon (Chhattisgarh) [India] | January 18, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
An encounter broke out between police and Naxals here on Friday. ... read..


Louis Vuitton rolls out wireless earbuds pricier than an iPhone XR
Paris [France] | January 18, 2019 1:11:31 PM IST
Louis Vuitton is introducing luxury that you can wear in your ears. The premium brand has teamed up with New York City-based audio company Master & Dynamic to create its first branded earbuds. ... read..


Search operation on in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
Security forces on Friday started a search operation in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district following information about militant presence, police said. ... read..


Srinivas Reddy is new Telangana Speaker
Hyderabad | Friday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
Pocharam Srinivas Reddy was unanimously elected the Speaker of the Telangana Legislative Assembly on Friday. ... read..


UP sand mining case: ED summons IAS officer Chandrakala
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday summoned senior IAS officer B. Chandrakala for questioning in connection with an illegal sand mining case in Uttar Pradesh, officials said. ... read..


Himachal braces for severe weather
Shimla | Friday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh will receive widespread snowfall and rain between January 20 and 24, the weather office here warned on Friday. ... read..


Leh avalanche: 10 trapped under snow
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
Ten people were trapped under snow after an avalanche hit Leh district of Ladakh on Friday, police sources said. ... read..


Millions of Fortnite players vulnerable to hacking: Researchers
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
Nearly 80 million players of the popular online battle game Fortnite are at increased hacking risk, said researchers from cyber security firm Check Point who discovered vulnerabilities that can give hackers access into user accounts. ... read..


Justice Maheshwari, Justice Khanna sworn in as SC Judges
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna were on Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. ... read..


Road to 2019 polls: Host of opposition leaders set to attend TMC-led rally in Kolkata
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 18, 2019 11:11:36 AM IST
Politicos from non-BJP parties are all set to attend the January 19 rally in Kolkata led by the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC), in a bid to channelise efforts towards dethroning the current BJP-ruled Centre in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


No war, but soldiers are dying on borders: Mohan Bhagwat
Nagpur (Maharashtra) [India] | January 18, 2019 11:11:35 AM IST
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat said requisite steps need to combat killings on the border, as soldiers are being martyred sans a war-like situation in the country. ... read..


PM Modi meets foreign dignitaries ahead of 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) [India] | January 18, 2019 11:11:33 AM IST
Trade, economic ties, healthcare were the major issues discussed in the meeting held between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Maltese counterpart Joseph Muscat in Gandhi Nagar, ahead of the " 9th Vibrant Gujarat Summit" on Friday. ... read..


10 trapped after avalanche hits Ladakh
Ladakh (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 18, 2019 11:11:30 AM IST
As many as 10 people are trapped under snow after an avalanche occurred in Khardung La on Friday. ... read..


Give Prakash Ambedkar seats as per his stature: Owaisi tells Cong, NCP
Nanded (Maharashtra) [India] | January 18, 2019 11:11:30 AM IST
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi said he does not want a single seat in the proposed alliance for Maharashtra if his "elder brother" Prakash Ambedkar is given seats according to his stature. ... read..


Foggy Friday morning in Delhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
The national capital on Friday woke up to a cold, foggy morning with the minimum temperature recorded at 4.8 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the weather office said. ... read..


Delhi's air quality worsens, fog disrupts air and rail traffic
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 10:41:35 AM IST
Delhi, routinely suffering from air pollution accompanied by thick fog caused by vehicular exhaust and coal burning, witnessed yet another bad day on Friday. ... read..


Delhi: Bride shot at during wedding, miscreant absconding
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 10:41:34 AM IST
A bride was allegedly shot at by an unknown assailant during her wedding in Delhi's Shakarpur , ... read..


Kashmir Valley braces for heavy snowfall
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
The weather office on Friday said that heavy to very heavy snowfall will occur in the Kashmir Valley starting from Saturday. ... read..


Fuel prices witness marginal rise in Delhi, Mumbai
New Delhi/Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 18, 2019 8:41:32 AM IST
Fuel prices witnessed a marginal rise on Friday. ... read..


GST wasn't implemented earlier as negotiations were not done with clean heart: Goyal
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 18, 2019 7:41:35 AM IST
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that the previous governments could not successfully implement the Goods and Services Tax (GST) as their negotiations did not come from a "clean heart." ... read..


DGCA bars Indigo, GoAir from flying A-320 Neo with P&W engines to Port Blair
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 7:41:31 AM IST
The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) barred Indigo and GoAir from flying to Port Blair with Airbus 320 Neo fitted with Pratt and Whitney (PW) engines. The restriction has been taken after considering safety norms. ... read..


Odisha CM purposely delaying Centrally-initiated development projects: Dharmendra Pradhan
Puri (Odisha) [India] | January 18, 2019 6:41:41 AM IST
Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan said, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is purposely delaying several development projects initiated by the Central Government for welfare of the state. ... read..


In a first, IIT Hyderabad to launch B.Tech. in Artificial Intelligence
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 18, 2019 6:41:35 AM IST
Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad is launching a full-fledged Bachelor of Technology (B. Tech.) Program in Artificial Intelligence from the coming academic year (2019-2020) thereby making it the first Indian educational institution to offer such a ... read..


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