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Indisposed Jaitleys portfolios temporarily given to Goyal
Politics | January 23, 2019 9:41:32 PM IST
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI) In view of Arun Jaitleys indisposition, his portfolios of Finance and Corporate Affairs were on Wednesday temporarily given to Piyush Goyal, according to a communiqu from the Rashtrapati Bhavan. ... read..


Priyanka can do no magic: SP
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
A Samajwadi Party leader said on Wednesday that Congress President Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi, appointed General Secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, won't be able to do "chamatkar" (magic) in the Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


Indigo-based artworks to be exhibited as curtain raiser to Arvind-Indigo Museum
Ahmedabad | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
As a curtain raiser to the forthcoming launch of the Arvind-Indigo Museum, 'Alchemy' will feature weaves, furniture, paintings, sculptures and installations from artists, and artists who explored the powerful effect of Indigo -- a historically important d ... read..


Body of dead miner located again
Shillong | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Indian Navy on Wednesday located the body of a miner which had slipped from the jaw of the underwater remotely operated vehicle (UROV) on Tuesday while they were pulling it out from a rat-hole coal mine in Meghalaya, an official said. ... read..


SC moved seeking quashing of selection panel's decision to remove Verma as CBI chief
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court was moved on Wednesday seeking the quashing of the January 10 decision of the PM-led selection panel removing Alok Verma as the head of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ... read..


BJP will conduct caste-based census in 2021: Sushil Modi
Patna | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Senior BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi on Wednesday said the BJP will conduct a caste-based census in 2021 if the party remains in power. ... read..


Rs 10 lakh, job to family of deceased drain cleaner: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday met the family of a labourer who died while cleaning a drain here on Sunday and announced financial help of Rs 10 lakh to his family and a job to one member of the family. ... read..


NIA conducts searches in FIF terror funding case
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted searches at eight locations across the country in connection with Pakistan-based Falah-i-Insaniyat Foundation (FIF) terror funding case. ... read..


Priyanka takes political plunge, named UP General Secretary East (Roundup)
New Delhi/Amethi | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Playing his surprise trump card, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday appointed his sister Priyanka Gandhi the party General Secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, where the SP-BSP alliance ahead of the Lok Sabha polls had pushed the Congre ... read..


NIA files chargesheet in Jagan attack case
Vijayawada | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday filed a chargesheet in the case relating to the October 25 knife attack on YSR Congress Party chief Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy. ... read..


K-9 Vajra, M777 howitzers to make first appearance at R-Day parade (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Newly-acquired M777 howitzers and K-9 Vajra self-propelled artillery guns would be on public display for the first time along with other weapons at the Republic Day parade that boasts of many "firsts". ... read..


Priyanka's appointment as East UP in-charge comes as a 'shocker' to BJP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi's official entry into politics has come as a "shocker" for the BJP even as it was preparing to counter the newly formed alliance of the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) in Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


Bengal has 'disastrous' approach towards women: Maneka
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
Slamming the West Bengal government, Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Wednesday said the state's approach towards women is "disastrous". ... read..


TN CM Palaniswami files defamation case against journalist Samuel Mathews
Chennai | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday filed a Rs. 1.10 crore defamation case against journalist Samuel Mathews for linking his name to the robbery in Kodanad Tea Estate. ... read..


Chilly winds from North to make Delhi colder
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
Brace yourself for biting cold days ahead as the minimum temperature in the national capital and adjoining areas is set to fall by 3-4 degrees Celsius in the coming days due to likely cold winds, the Met office said on Wednesday. ... read..


Ahead of R-Day, 9 IS suspects nabbed in Maharashtra (2nd Lead)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
In a swoop ahead of Republic Day, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested nine youths, including a 17-year-old boy, who were detained earlier, for alleged links with the Islamic State terror group and plans to create criminal disturbances ... read..


Six Indians died in Russia ship fire: MEA
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Six Indians were killed and six others remain missing after a major fire broke out on two Tanzanian-flagged ships in the Black Sea, the External Affairs Ministry said on Wednesday. ... read..


Smriti Irani's chopper fails to land in Bengal's Suri, BJP alleges conspiracy
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani, who was scheduled to address a public meeting at Suri in West Bengal's Birbhum district on Wednesday, could not reach the venue after her chopper failed to land due to lack of daylight, a state BJP leader said, ... read..


Disappointed that collegium resolution was not put in public domain: Justice Lokur
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Expressing his disappointment over the Supreme Court Collegium's December 12 resolution of elevating Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Rajendra Menon to the Supreme Court not being put in public domain, former apex court judge Madan Lokur on Wednesday ... read..


K-9 Vajra, M777 howitzers to be showstoppers at R-Day parade
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Indias military might will be on full display at the Republic Day parade, with some newly-acquired weapons and old war horses strutting down Rajpath in the company of military bands and with attack choppers and fighter jets roaring above in the sky. ... read..


Assembly polls in J and K possible along with LS elections
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
The decks seem to have been cleared for holding Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir along with the Lok Sabha polls following a positive feedback received by the Centre from various agencies. ... read..


Teji Grover bags distinguished translator award
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Noted poet, essayist, painter and translator Teji Grover was awarded the Vani Foundation Distinguished Translator Award on Wednesday. ... read..


Netaji's 122nd birth anniversary celebrations remind 'quality leadership'
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Remembering freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his 122nd birth anniversary, former West Bengal Governor and Mahatma Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Wednesday said today's "political leadership wears a crown of money" and people need to ... read..


Cabinet nod to amend Constitution to benefit N-E tribes
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendment to Article 280 and the sixth schedule to the Constitution to improve the financial resources and administrative powers of the autonomous district councils of Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram and Tripura to fulfil ... read..


Court seeks Ahmad Patel;s response in Karbala dispute
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
A Delhi Court has asked Congress MP Ahmed Patel to file a response on a plea alleging that he supported the land mafia to carry out criminal activities at Karbala in south Delhi. ... read..


Priyanka Gandhi: A potent campaigner who can make a difference to the Congress (Profile)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
An effective campaigner, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will be fulfilling a long-cherished wish of Congress workers and injecting a new enthusiasm in the partys preparations for the coming Lok Sabha elections by making a full-fledged entry into active politics in ... read..


Maharashtra Congress celebrates Priyanka Gandhi's political debut
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The Maharashtra Congress on Wednesday celebrated Priyanka Gandhi-Vadra's political debut with many activists appealing to her to contest from Mumbai. ... read..


Women in the lead at R-Day parade
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
A display of women power in the armed forces will be a major highlight of this year's Republic Day parade with a slew of women officers in leading roles. ... read..


Jharkhand CM marches with soil from homes of martyrs
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Wednesday held a 'padyatra' with the soil from the homes of martyrs of freedom struggle on the occasion of Netaji Jayanti in Ranchi. ... read..


Panel explores different modes of storytelling
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Different modes of storytelling, other than a novel, that writers employ to express themselves, and how and why they do so were explored in a panel discussion on Wednesday at Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parallel to Jaipu ... read..


Nearly 200 road links in Himachal reopened after snowfall; tourists rescued (Lead)
Shimla | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Nearly 200 road links in Himachal Pradesh were reopened on Wednesday a day after widespread snow and rain blocked highways and link roads. ... read..


Opposition joining hands to save themselves, stop Modi's development: Irani
Jhargram (West Bengal) | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday claimed that the opposition leaders, who have no connection with the country's development or people's welfare, came together at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Ban ... read..


Thousands take part in protests against Citizenship Bill in Guwahati
Guwahati | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
Thousands of people gathered at a playground in Assam capital on Wednesday to participate in a protest against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 as the All Assam students' Union (AASU) resolved to organize a community and village-level meetings agains ... read..


Priyanka to work hard to give UP Congress CM: Rahul
Amethi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said his sister Priyanka Gandhi, appointed General Secretary of the party in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, will now ensure that a Congress Chief Minister gets to rule Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


MP Congress seeks CBI probe into Bhayyuji Maharaj's 'killing'
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
Two days after the Madhya Pradesh Police arrested three including a woman for abetting the suicide of spiritual guru Bhayyuji Maharaj, the state Congress unit on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the case. ... read..


Three militants killed in Baramulla
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
Three militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. ... read..


SC rejects Unitech's Chandras' plea for bail
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected plea for bail by real estate major Unitech's Managing Director Sanjay Chandra and his brother Ajay Chandra who are in jail since August 7, 2017 allegedly for cheating the home buyers. ... read..


Railways to recruit over 4 lakh people till 2021: Goyal
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:06 PM IST
The railways will employ over four lakh people by 2021, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announced on Wednesday indicating that the recruitment under the 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections would begin soon. ... read..


500 speakers from over 30 countries set to participate in JLF 2019 amid tight security (Curtain Raiser)
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Described as "the greatest literary show on earth", the much-anticipated 2019 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), starting Thursday, will see participation of over 500 speakers across 15 Indian and 12 international languages, representing ove ... read..


Sonu Punjaban attacked in Delhi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Sonu Punjaban, who has been involved in various cases of human trafficking, was on Wednesday attacked by three unidentified armed men in Delhi, police said. ... read..


Assault case filed against Karnataka Congress MLA (Lead)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
A case of assault has been registered against Karnataka Congress legislator J.N. Ganesh for his alleged attack on party MLA Anand Singh on Sunday, police said on Wednesday. ... read..


Murli Manohar Joshi to seek re-election from Kanpur
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Former BJP President Murli Manohar Joshi, 85, is readying to again contest the Lok Sabha election from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


Legislator objects to Amarinder's largesse to Congress MLAs
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Terming it "discriminatory and arbitrary", Punjab Ekta Party president and legislator Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Wednesday objected to a move by Chief Minister Amarinder Singh to release development funds of Rs. 5 crore each to the ruling Congress legislator ... read..


Ex-Air India CMD booked for forming illegal promotion panel
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The CBI has registered a case against former Air India Chairman-cum-Managing Director Arvind Jadhav for constituting an "illegal" promotion panel to name candidates to be promoted to the post of General Manager (Operations) for "pecuniary advantage" durin ... read..


Cabinet clears Delhi Metro's Red Line extension connecting Dilshad Garden to Ghaziabad
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave its approval for the extension of the Red Line of the Delhi Metro from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Stand in Ghaziabad. ... read..


WCD Ministry registers FIR against ICCW for financial fraud
General News | January 23, 2019 6:11:57 PM IST
The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) registered an FIR against Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) for alleged financial fraud. ... read..


Hyderabad: Fire breaks out in IT company, no casualties
General News | January 23, 2019 6:11:52 PM IST
A major fire broke out at an IT firm located in Basheerbagh area of Hyderabad on Wednesday. No casualties have been reported till now. ... read..


Her persona merited wider role: BJPon Priyanka's entry in politics
Politics | January 23, 2019 6:11:50 PM IST
The BJP on Wednesday raised doubts over the formal entry of Priyanka Gandhi in active politics, saying why she was not given a bigger role with greater responsibility to commensurate with her persona. ... read..


Cabinet okays MoU with Kuwait for increased safeguards for Indian domestic workers
General News | January 23, 2019 6:11:47 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved signing of anMoU with Kuwait for cooperation on recruitment of domestic workers incorporating increased safeguards. ... read..


Cabinet approves MoC with Japan to boost food processing industry
General News | January 23, 2019 6:11:40 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its nod to a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) with Japan in the field of food processing that would help in getting improved market access. ... read..


Cabinet okays extension of metro line to New Bus Adda in Ghaziabad
General News | January 23, 2019 6:11:38 PM IST
The Union cabinet on Wednesday approved extension of the Delhi Metro corridor from Dilshad Garden to New Bus Adda in Ghaziabad, covering a distance of 9.41 km. ... read..


Nominations begin for Chameli Devi award for women journalists
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Nominations for the 2018 Chameli Devi Jain Award for outstanding women mediapersons in India have started, The Media Foundation, which confers the award, said in a statement. ... read..


Faesal seeks funds for 'clean politics'
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Shah Faesal, the 2009 batch IAS topper who resigned to join politics, on Wednesday started a crowd funding campaign to launch a political party for "clean politics and corruption free administration". ... read..


Amarinder protests Pakistan move to restrict Kartarpur travel to only Sikhs
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday protested against Pakistan's proposal to allow only Sikh pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in the neighbouring country. ... read..


Priyanka's entry can change electoral arithmetic of UP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav talked about "correcting" the Uttar Pradesh poll arithmetic by aligning with Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) but the exclusion of the Indian National Congress (INC) from the alliance seems to have saved the B ... read..


Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, Congress unveils 'trump card' Priyanka (Second Lead)
New Delhi/Amethi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Playing his trump card, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday pushed his sister Priyanka Gandhi into taking the plunge into active politics by appointing her as the party General Secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, where the SP-BSP allian ... read..


Priyanka's appointment no surprise in family-oriented Congress: Ravi Shankar
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Accusing the Congress of doing dynasty politics, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that Priyanka Gandhi's appointment as General Secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh is no surprise since for the Congress, "the party is a fam ... read..


There was mutual frankness between Bengal and Mahatma: Gopalkrishna Gandhi (Lead)
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi saw Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as a person of extraordinary energy and fervour and one who was not to be trifled with, former West Bengal Governor and Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi said. ... read..


Rajasthan Police to protect runaway couples, sets up special helpline
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Acting upon the Rajasthan High Court's order, Additional Director General of Police (Civil Rights) Janga Srinivas Rao on Wednesday issued a letter directing all district and division heads to protect couples who elope and marry against the wishes of their ... read..


Rehabilitated villagers battle cops, guards in Maharashtra jungle
Nagpur | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
At least 65 policemen and forest guards were injured when they were attacked with stones, sticks and chilli powder by hundreds of relocated villagers in the Melghat Tiger Reserve (MTR) jungles of Amravati in Maharashtra late on Tuesday, officials said on ... read..


Congress challenges Vijayan to dialogue on his governance
| Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
On the eve of Pinarayi Vijayan's completion of 1,000 days in office, state Congress chief Mullapally Ramachandran on Wednesday slammed the Kerala Chief Minister for his abject failure and challenged the CPI-M leader to a dialogue on his governance. ... read..


Huge colourful procession marks Netaji's birth anniversary in Tripura
Agartala | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Over 2,200 school students and diverse tableaux on a variety of prevailing issues, including climate change, terror strikes across the world, significance of Swachhata Abhiyan, were part of a colourful procession here on Wednesday to mark the 123rd birth ... read..


Vijayan travels in convoy of 28 vehicles: Congress
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday slammed Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for travelling in a convoy of 28 vehicles including an ambulance. ... read..


Bose's kin demands Rahul Gandhi's apology for his tweet on Netaji
Politics | January 23, 2019 4:42:13 PM IST
BJP leader and Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose's nephew CK Bose on Wednesday strongly criticised Rahul Gandhi for his tweet on the freedom fighter, mentioning the date of his death. ... read..


Amit Shahs chopper to finally land in Jhargram for rally
General News | January 23, 2019 4:42:12 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah will now be able to address a public rally in Jhargram as the West Bengal government has given a green signal for his copter to land at the nearby helipad. ... read..


Ex IAS officer Shah Faesal seeks crowd funding for independent political journey
Politics | January 23, 2019 4:42:09 PM IST
Former IAS officer Shah Faesal on Wednesday launched a crowd-funding initiative to support his independent political journey towards "clean politics and a corruption free administration in Jammu and Kashmir." ... read..


Virbhadra challenges trial court order on disproportionate assets
Politics | January 23, 2019 4:42:06 PM IST
Former Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha moved Delhi High Court challenging a trial court's December 10 order directing to frame charges against them in a disproportionate assets case. ... read..


Priyanka, Scindia given responsibility of UP to present new dream: Rahul
Politics | January 23, 2019 4:41:59 PM IST
New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI) Priyanka Gandhi has been given responsibility of eastern Uttar Pradesh to present a new dream to the people of Uttar Pradesh and bring about a positive change, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday after taking the ... read..


#PriyankaGandhi figures as top Worldwide trend after official entry in politics
Politics | January 23, 2019 4:41:54 PM IST
Soon after Priyanka Gandhi's appointment as General Secretary of Congress for Uttar Pradesh East region, her name featured on top of the worldwide trends on Twitter. ... read..


M777, K-9 Vajra ultra light howitzers to be new entrants into R-Day parade: Major General Rajpal Poonia
General News | January 23, 2019 4:41:51 PM IST
Chief of Staff, Delhi Area, and Deputy Parade Commander Major General Rajpal Poonia on Wednesday said that M777 and K-9 Vajra ultra light howitzers will be the new entrants into the Republic Day parade along with the Medium-Range Surface-to-Air Missile (M ... read..


CBI books Ex-Air India chief Arvind Jadhav for misusing official position
General News | January 23, 2019 4:41:48 PM IST
Central Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday booked former Air India CMD Arvind Jadhav for allegedly abusing his official position to grant undue favours and pecuniary advantage to his colleagues. ... read..


Elon Musk: Tesla Sentry Mode coming soon for all cars
Others | January 23, 2019 4:41:46 PM IST
With a new 'sentry mode' owners of Tesla cars will soon be able to see and record damages to their cars, when they are attended, according to company chief, Elon Musk. ... read..


This was expected: Sambit Patra on Priyanka's entry to politics
Politics | January 23, 2019 4:41:45 PM IST
After Priyanka Gandhi Vadra was appointed as Congress' General Secretary for Eastern Uttar Pradesh, BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra on Wednesday downplayed the development, terming it as "expected". ... read..


Priyanka, Scindia given responsibility of UP for new dream: Rahul
Politics | January 23, 2019 4:41:43 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi has been given responsibility of eastern Uttar Pradesh to present a new dream to the people of Uttar Pradesh and bring about a positive change, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday after taking the big step. ... read..


Priyanka Gandhi formally enters politics, given charge of eastern UP
Politics | January 23, 2019 4:41:42 PM IST
After years of guessing game, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra finally entered active politics formally, with the Congress on Wednesday giving her the charge of boosting the partys fortunes in eastern Uttar Pradesh in run up to the Lok Sabha polls. ... read..


We are not hiding your posts: Instagram defends its algorithm
Mobile | January 23, 2019 4:41:40 PM IST
In response to posts claiming that Instagram is showing posts to only 7 per cent of an accounts followers, the company has issued a series of clarification tweets to reassure users. ... read..


Shanghais Disney Resort to expand with 'Zootopia'-themed land
Travel | January 23, 2019 4:41:37 PM IST
The Walt Disney Co.s Shanghai Disney Resort is expanding. ... read..


Viacom acquires free TV streaming service Pluto TV for USD 340 million
Others | January 23, 2019 4:41:34 PM IST
Viacom has announced that it is buying free TV streaming service Pluto TV for USD 340 million in cash as it aims to expand its services in the online domain. ... read..


Goodbye Google Hangouts, hello Chat
Internet | January 23, 2019 4:41:33 PM IST
Google is pulling down the curtain on its Hangouts chat application to replace it with the successor Chat and Meet. ... read..


Video game revenue peaked at USD 43.8 billion in 2018: Report
Others | January 23, 2019 4:41:31 PM IST
Video gaming industry had a stellar year as the revenue peaked up 18 per cent in 2018, compared to previous years. ... read..


Priyanka appointment a big step, SP-BSP not enemies: Rahul (Lead)
Amethi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the appointment of his sister Priyanka Gandhi and Jyotiraditya Scindia as General Secretaries for Uttar Pradesh is a "big step" to spread the party's ideology and to rebuild its base and declared that his ... read..


Goa Police traffic sentinel assaulted by mob
Panaji | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Yet another traffic sentinel, a volunteer appointed by the Goa traffic police to report traffic violations, became a victim of mob assault on Wednesday. ... read..


Give it your best, Vadra tells Priyanka
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Congratulating Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on her much-awaited political plunge, husband and businessman Robert Vadra on Wednesday asked her to give politics her best. ... read..


History, mythology to be in focus at JLF 2019
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Conversations ranging from ancient civilisations to wars that changed the course of history and intriguing narratives by mystics and from mythologies will be in focus at the 2019 edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), the organisers said. ... read..


Priyanka's appointment shows Rahul's failure: BJP (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
The entry of Rahul Gandhi's sister, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, into active politics is an acceptance of the Congress President's "failure", the BJP said, adding that it will not have any impact on the ruling party. ... read..


Design expo showing works of 20 young artistes to open in Delhi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
A design exhibition -- opening on Wednesday at the Alliance Francaise here -- promises a reading of the emerging trends across Indias design-based creative communities "through the prism of young designers". ... read..


Sad Netaji's birthday not a national holiday: Mamata
Darjeeling West Bengal | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
It is sad that no central government has declared Netaji Subhas Chadra Bose's birthday as a national holiday, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said on Wednesday on his 122nd birth anniversary. ... read..


Scramble for show of strength in Uttarakhand
Dehradun | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Top leaders of both the ruling BJP and the main opposition Congress in Uttarakhand are resorting to dinner diplomacy, rallies and social media campaign in an apparent show of strength ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


2 illegal miners die in Jharkhand
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Two persons involved in illegal mining died on Wednesday when a coal mine in Jharkhand's Dhanbad district caved in, police said. Rescue operations are on fearing more miners may be trapped. ... read..


DA case: Virbhadra Singh challenges trial court order
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Former Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court, challenging a trial court's order directing to frame charges against them in a disproportionate assets case. ... read..


EVM with VVPAT is fine: Nitish Kumar
Patna | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday supported VVPAT-fitted EVMs for the coming Lok Sabha polls. ... read..


SP, BSP not enemies, we must build our base: Rahul
Amethi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday made it clear that the appointment of his sister Priyanka Gandhi as General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh East was part of plans to rebuild the party's base in the state and said the Congress will cooperate with ... read..


Jaipur BookMark kicks off in Pink City ahead of JLF (Lead)
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Jaipur BookMark, the South Asian publishing conclave that runs parallel to Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF), kicked off on Wednesday amid celebrations marked by beating of drums and rhythms of traditional instruments at the Diggi Palace here. ... read..


Free speech under threat in India, apathy on state's part: Frankfurt Book Fair CEO
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Free speech is facing a threat in India sprouting from "religious motivations, political biases and social judgments" and this reflects "apathy" on the part of the state, Juergen Boos, the President and CEO of the Frankfurt Book Fair, observed on Wednesda ... read..


Modi to address party workers in Goa by video conferencing
Panaji | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address party workers from North Goa Lok Sabha constituency via video conference on January 27, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state President Vinay Tendulkar told reporters on Wednesday. ... read..


There was mutual frankness between Bengal and Mahatma: Gopalkrishna Gandhi
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi saw Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose as a person of extraordinary energy and fervour and one who was not to be trifled with, former West Bengal Governor and Gandhi's grandson Gopalkrishna Gandhi said. ... read..


Priyanka's appointment shows Rahul's failure: BJP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Appointing his sister Priyanka Gandhi in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh ahead of the Lok Sabha polls shows the "failure" of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, the BJP said on Wednesday. ... read..


Ahead of R-Day, 9 IS suspects arrested in Maharashtra (Lead)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
In a swoop ahead of Republic Day, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested nine youths including a 17-year-old boy - who were detained earlier - for alleged links with the Islamic State (IS) terror group and plans to create criminal disturb ... read..


Shimla sees highest snow on single day in 15 years
Shimla | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The Queen of the Hills, as Shimla was called by the British, recorded the highest snowfall on a single day in January in the past 15 years, a Met official said here on Wednesday. ... read..


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