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Nine tourists arrested for public consumption of alcohol in Goa
Panaji | Tuesday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Even as tourism industry stakeholders have stepped up pressure on the state government to crack down on public drinking, nine domestic tourists were on Tuesday arrested for boozing in public areas and creating a nuisance in the beach village of Calangute ... read..


ECIL: Shuja not our employee; EC lodges police complaint (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Electronics Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), one of the two state-owned companies that make electronic voting machines (EVMs), on Tuesday said Syed Shuja, who has claimed that the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were rigged by manipulating EVMs, has never been i ... read..


CISF tableau to appear at R-Day parade after 11 years
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) will showcase its tableau at the forthcoming Republic Day parade on January 26 after a gap of 11 years, an official said on Tuesday. ... read..


Mild quake in Himachal
Shimla | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
In less than a fortnight, a low intensity earthquake measuring 3.5 on the Richter scale hit Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday, with no reports of casualties or damage, an official said. ... read..


With Gandhi on focus, R-Day Parade 2019 to feature 22 tableaux
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Themed around 150 years of the 'father of the nation' Mahatma Gandhi, 22 larger-than-life tableaux will descend on the Rajpath on Saturday for the 70th Republic Day Parade, each opening a new window to the iconic figure's life. ... read..


Residential complexes will be constructed at all ICPs: Rajnath
| Tuesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Tuesday that residential complexes will be constructed for security forces at all integrated check posts (ICPs) along the country's international borders. ... read..


Bihar court orders FIR against Gujarat Chief Minister Rupani and state Congress MLA Thakore
Patna | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
A Bihar court on Tuesday ordered filing of an FIR against Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani and state's Congress MLA Alpesh Thakore for the violence against migrant workers from Bihar in Gujarat. ... read..


Bereaved father seeks guidelines on disposal of unattended bodies
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Tuesday asked the Delhi government to file response on a public interest litigation (PIL) petition seeking framing of guidelines on disposal of abandoned bodies and for carrying out complete videography and photography of the last ... read..


Two killed in Kashmir avalanche (Lead)
Jammu | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Two persons were killed on Tuesday when an avalanche hit Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district. ... read..


Season's heaviest snowfall in Uttarakhand (Lead)
Dehradun | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Uttarakhand on Monday recorded the seasons heaviest snowfall with the hill resort of Mussoorie virtually wearing a blanket of snow. ... read..


Attari gets bigger Viewers' Gallery for Retreat ceremony
Attari (Punjab) | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
Almost like a mini-stadium with a capacity to accommodate 15,000 people daily, the new "Viewers' Gallery" at the joint check post (JCP) was formally inaugurated on Tuesday. ... read..


On Thackeray's birth anniversary, warring allies BJP-Sena try to patch-up
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
On the eve of the 93rd birth anniversary of Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday attempted to mollify its warring ally with a Rs 100-crore gift for the proposed Thackeray memorial. ... read..


Rajamony's book provides perspective to rebuild Kerala after floods
The Hague | Tuesday, 2019 8:45:06 PM IST
A newly-released book, authored by Indias Ambassador to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony, provides perspective on rebuilding Kerala, which suffered from floods last year, as it narrates the Dutch response to floods in the past and their innovations in water ... read..


PM Modi breathed life into Pravasi Bharatiya Divas: Swaraj
Politics | January 22, 2019 8:42:19 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi breathed life into Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, said External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday. ... read..


Delhi police bust fake currency racket, 1 held
General News | January 22, 2019 8:42:17 PM IST
The Delhi Police Special Cell here on Tuesday busted international counterfeit currency racket and seized 2000 fake Indian currency notes worth Rs 10 lakh. ... read..


26 injured in Himachal bus accident
General News | January 22, 2019 8:42:16 PM IST
Atleast 26 people were injured after the bus they were travelling in skidded off the road in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday. ... read..


EVM Hackathon: Akhilesh, Mayawati urge EC for alternative
Politics | January 22, 2019 8:42:14 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday urged Election Commission of India to look for an alternative to EVM saying that electronic voting machines (EVMs) are a threat to a vibrant democracy. ... read..


Dragging my mother's name for political vendetta: Robert Vadra
General News | January 22, 2019 8:42:09 PM IST
Claiming that his mother has not received any summon from the Enforcement Directorate, businessman Robert Vadra on Tuesday said that her name is being dragged as part of political vendetta and that going to such an extent is deplorable. ... read..


Kumbh 2019: Pandal set up to pay tribute to bravehearts
Features | January 22, 2019 8:42:06 PM IST
This year's Kumbh Mela features a pandal or stall exclusively dedicated to the bravehearts who lost their lives while defending the country. ... read..


Kumbh 2019: Muslim-Sikh duo urges people to pledge for Clean Ganga
Features | January 22, 2019 8:42:05 PM IST
A Muslim-Sikh duo has been urging people at the ongoing Kumbh Mela to take a pledge to clean river Ganga. ... read..


BJP knows its days are numbered: TMC on Amit Shah rally
Politics | January 22, 2019 8:42:03 PM IST
The BJP is heading to a "big zero" win in the coming Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal and knows that its days are numbered, said the All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) on Tuesday in response to Amit Shah's public meeting at Malda earlier in the day. ... read..


Would have been CM if I knew EVM tampering: G Kishan Reddy
Politics | January 22, 2019 8:42:02 PM IST
Telangana BJP leader G Kishan Reddy, who has been accused of hatching a conspiracy for hacking Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and killing 11 people, on Tuesday refuted all charges and claimed that he would have been the chief minister of the state if he ... read..


Plea in SC against 10% reservation to poor general category citizens
General News | January 22, 2019 8:42:00 PM IST
A plea was filed in the Supreme Court on Tuesday challenging the 10 per cent reservation to the economically poor general category candidates in jobs and educational institutions. ... read..


India aims to complete its part of Kartarpur Corridor work before Pakistan: Rajnath
New Delhi [India] | January 22, 2019 10:41:32 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said that India is trying to complete its part of Kartarpur Corridor work before Pakistan. ... read..


Working towards system to issue chip-based e-passports: PM at Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas
Politics | January 22, 2019 8:41:57 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that the government is working towards setting up a system "to issue chip-based e-passports." ... read..


J-K: 6terroristskilled in twoencounters
General News | January 22, 2019 8:41:54 PM IST
Six terrorists were killed in two separate encounters in Shopian and Budgam districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday. ... read..


Extradition of Choksi not impossible, but could take time: Ex-Diplomats
Politics | January 22, 2019 8:41:51 PM IST
Giving up Indian passport will not lessen the chances of extradition of fugitive economic offender Mehul Choksi, although it can lengthen the process, according to former diplomats. ... read..


CCS approves ECHS membership to Assam Rifles pensioners, dependents
General News | January 22, 2019 8:41:50 PM IST
Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Tuesday approved ECHS (Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme) membership to Assam Rifles pensioners and their dependents residing in India and Nepal, subject to certain specific conditions. ... read..


Japanese hotel fires robot staff because they suck at their jobs
Others | January 22, 2019 8:41:48 PM IST
Japans Henn na Hotel hoped its robot staff will amuse guests and make daily dealings easier. However, the opposite happened, ending in many of the unusual robots losing their jobs. ... read..


Naval exercise SEA VIGIL to prevent 26/11-like attacks
General News | January 22, 2019 8:41:47 PM IST
New Delhi (India), January 22 (ANI) More than 10 years after the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai, the Indian Navy on Tuesday kicked off its largest coastal defence exercise, code-named SEA VIGIL along the entire coastline of the country. ... read..


Spotify reconsidering block artiste feature
Mobile | January 22, 2019 8:41:45 PM IST
It seems the idea Spotify dismissed in 2017 is about to see a fresh start. Two years ago, Spotify decided not to offer a feature that would allow users to block, hide, or mute artistes or tracks. ... read..


Samsung introduces most compact image sensor for full-screen display smartphones
Mobile | January 22, 2019 8:41:42 PM IST
Samsung has introduced its smallest high-resolution ISOCELL Slim 3T2 image sensor which is aimed at manufacturers looking at providing not only camera performance, but also hardware design. ... read..


LS poll an opportunity to establish democracy in West Bengal, says Shah; BJP heading towards one big zero, retorts TMC
Politics | January 22, 2019 8:41:39 PM IST
BJP chief Amit Shah on Tuesday said the coming Lok Sabha polls would be an opportunity to establish democracy in West Bengal, while the states ruling TMC retorted saying that BJP was heading towards one big zero. ... read..


Transfers in CBI aimed to cleanse organisation: Sources
General News | January 22, 2019 8:41:37 PM IST
Transfers carried out in the CBI on Monday was to cleanse the organisation and restore internal checks and balances, according to sources in the premier probe agency. Sources further claimed that these transfers were also aimed at filling up vacancies so ... read..


EVM hacking row: Syed Shuja has ISI link, says Union Minister Giriraj Singh
General News | January 22, 2019 8:41:31 PM IST
Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Tuesday alleged that 'cybersecurity researcher' Syed Shuja has links with Pakistans Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Shuja, yesterday claimed that he was a part of the team at Electronic Corporation of India Ltd (ECIL), ... read..


Court takes cognizance of Doval's defamation suit against Jairam, Caravan (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:06 PM IST
A Delhi court on Tuesday took cognizance of a defamation complaint filed by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, The Caravan magazine and an author for publishing a defamatory article against ... read..


Rakhshanda Jalil translates Kaifi Azmi's most exquisite poems
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:06 PM IST
Kaifi Azmi's literary legacy remains a bright star in the firmament of Urdu poetry and Rakhshanda Jalil's upcoming "Kaifiyat" is billed as a stunning new translation of his most exquisite poems, also containing insightful trivia about his life and legacy. ... read..


The man who cared for leprosy-affected is no more
Dehradun | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
For leprosy-affected people, Pierre Reynniers, who died due to swine flu on Sunday here, was their hero. But he remained unsung. ... read..


Centre seeks to assuage NE fears (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The Centre on Tuesday said that under the new Citizenship amendment law nobody will get Indian citizenship without the consent of the respective state governments, an assurance that seeks to allay fears in the northeast over the proposed law that has stok ... read..


10 years post-26/11, Navy launches biggest coastal defence exercise
Mumbai | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Over a decade after the 26/11 Mumbai terror strikes, the Indian Navy has launched "Sea Vigil", a first of its kind and biggest coastal two-day defence exercise off the 7,516-km-long Indian coastline, involving all 13 coastal states, Union Territories and ... read..


Transfer of 20 CBI officials aimed at 'cleansing the system and fill vacancies'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
The transfer of 20 CBI officials was aimed at "cleansing the system" and fill the vacancies in the branches of the agency investigating important cases, said a top agency source. ... read..


PM to inaugurate new museums at Red Fort on Wednesday
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday inaugurate three new museums inside the Red Fort commemorating Indias freedom struggle. ... read..


Delhi records first clean air of 2019 as rain cools the city (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
Delhi witnessed its cleanest day of the year on Tuesday as rains accompanied by strong winds lashed the city causing the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) to reach 'moderate' levels against the usual 'very poor' or 'severe'. ... read..


Red Fort shut for visitors till Jan 31 (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
In view of the Republic Day function and Bharat Parv 2019, the Red Fort was shut for visitors from Tuesday until January 31, the government said. ... read..


EC should address EVM concerns: Congress
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
The Congress on Tuesday rejected the BJP's charges of "sponsoring" Monday's controversial hackathon in London on EVMs and said that opposition parties for the last two-and-half years have persistently been raising the issue of tampering of the electronic ... read..


Aparna Kumar becomes first woman IPS to reach South Pole
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
Deputy Inspector General of Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Aparna Kumar has become the first woman Indian Police Service (IPS) officer to reach South Pole. ... read..


Ruckus at New Delhi railway station
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
A major ruckus broke out at the New Delhi railway station when the chairman of the Passenger Amenities Committee Ramesh Chandra Ratan visited the station for an inspection. ... read..


Hearing on review petition on Sabarimala verdict likely in Feb
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court is likely to hear in February a batch of petitions seeking the recall of its order permitting women of all ages to enter the Sabarimala shrine as one of the judges on the constitution bench is on medical leave till January 30. ... read..


Vedanta moves SC, seeks direction to TN to take steps for re-opening copper smelting plant
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
The Vedanta group on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court seeking direction to the Tamil Nadu government to take steps for the re-opening of the group's Sterlite copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi in the state in pursuance to the December 15 National Green T ... read..


Lok Sabha battle will be tough for BJP: Balyan on SP-BSP alliance
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Former Union Minister Sanjeev Balyan admitted on Tuesday that the 2019 Lok Sabha polls will be a tough battle for the BJP, specially in Uttar Pradesh after the formation of the SP-BSP alliance. ... read..


Rajasthan government failed to keep word on unemployment allowance, loan waiver: Javadekar
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Union Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday hit out at Congress-ruled Rajasthan government for its failure to implement unemployment allowance and loan waiver promises. ... read..


Attended London hackathon in personal capacity: Sibal
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:06 PM IST
Stating that he attended the EVM hackathon in London in his personal capacity, Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday called for a probe into the allegations made by a "cyber expert" including hacking of EVMs for the sake of free and fair elections. ... read..


Tripura to train over 40,000 teachers to switch to NCERT syllabus
Agartala | Tuesday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
The BJP-led Tripura Government will impart training to some 40,660 school teachers to enable them to switch to the NCERT curriculum from the next academic session beginning April, a minister said here on Tuesday. ... read..


Kerala government did not send women to Sabarimala: SNDP
Kollam (Kerala) | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana (SNDP) Yogam General Secretary Vellapally Natesan on Tuesday gave a clean chit to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the Sabarimala issue but faulted both the Congress and the BJP. ... read..


Jharkhand BJP legislator suspended for a day from House
Ranchi | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Jharkhand Assembly Speaker Dinesh Oraon suspended ruling BJP legislator Dhullu Mahto for a day on Tuesday. ... read..


Amit Shah mocks 'mahagathbandhan', says only Modi can give 'mazboot' government
Malda (West Bengal) | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Dismissing the January 19 rally of opposition leaders in Kolkata as a "gathbandhan" (alliance) of power-seekers and those only interested in serving their own interests, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said these people only want to give the country a ... read..


EC files police complaint against man who claimed 2014 polls were rigged
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The Election Commission on Tuesday lodged a complaint with the police against Syed Shuja who has claimed that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged by hacking the electronic voting machines (EVMs). ... read..


Sadhguru releases new book with probing insight into life
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Spiritual master Sadhguru has released a new book "Flowers on the Path", which is billed as a probing, passionate and provocative insight into life. ... read..


Not just books, music and fashion to also charm JLF audience
Jaipur | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Touted as the "greatest literary show on Earth", the upcoming Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) will engage its audience with a slew of music, dance, and fashion performances, along with hundreds of sessions by leading writers and thinkers from across the ... read..


Two killed in Kashmir avalanche
Jammu | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Two persons were buried alive and two others went missing on Tuesday in an avalanche in Jammu and Kashmir's Ramban district. ... read..


Himachal turns white, tourists enjoy hurling snowballs (Lead)
Shimla | Tuesday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The Himachal Pradesh capital along with Manali and Dalhousie on Tuesday witnessed the season's heaviest snowfall that snapped road links. However, tourists made merry, hurling snowballs at each another. ... read..


Defamation case against Jairam Ramesh, 2 others: Witnesses to record statements on Jan 30
General News | January 22, 2019 6:41:48 PM IST
A Delhi Court on Tuesday ordered the recording of statements by witnesses on January 30 in the criminal defamation complaint filed by National Security Advisor Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and two journalists. ... read..


Syed Shuja's EVM tampering allegation serious, must be probed: Kapil Sibal
General News | January 22, 2019 6:41:45 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Tuesday reiterated the claims made by 'cybersecurity expert' Syed Shuja in London and called for a free and fair investigation in the issue. ... read..


WhatsApp limits message forwarding worldwide to curb hoaxes, rumours
Mobile | January 22, 2019 6:41:44 PM IST
After limiting the number of times you can forward a message in India, WhatsApp is reportedly spreading the policy to include other countries as well. ... read..


Global webcams market to reach USD 13.14 billion by 2026: Report
Others | January 22, 2019 6:41:41 PM IST
The global market for webcams is looking at hitting 10.9 per cent by 2026, a new report by ResearchAndMarkets.com has indicated. ... read..


Indian Army to brief Defence Ministry on restructuring plans
Politics | January 22, 2019 6:41:39 PM IST
New Delhi, January 22 (ANI) The Indian Army will make a presentation to the Defence Ministry this week on radical plans to reorganize and restructure the world's third largest force. ... read..


Online posts get sad as it gets smoggy outside
Others | January 22, 2019 6:41:32 PM IST
Weather has an impact on our mood. If it is hot, we feel cranky, if it is too cold, we feel gloomy. Now, the latest study has found that if it is smoggy outside, our online life gets affected as well. ... read..


Togadia to form party on Feb 9
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Antarrashtriya Hindu Parishad President Praveen Togadia on Tuesday said he will launch a new political party on February 9 in New Delhi. ... read..


Amarinder concerned at FCI withdrawal from food grain procurement
Chandigarh | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Expressing concern over the Food Corporation of India's gradual withdrawal from procurement of food grains in the state, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to raise the issue with the Centre and seek increase in the Central agency's procure ... read..


Gravely injured jackal rescued in Agra
Agra | Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
A gravely injured female jackal was on Tuesday rescued by a team of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and Wildlife SOS from Taj Ganj in Agra. ... read..


Modi will return to power: SNDP
Kollam (Kerala) | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
A leading leader of the Hindu Ezhava community in Kerala, Vellapally Natesan, said on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will return to power in the coming Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


Kerala art auction raises Rs 3.2 crore for flood relief
Kochi | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
First-ever international live contemporary art auction in Kerala saw all its works getting sold out, said an official on Tuesday and added that the entire Rs 3.2-crore proceeds will be donated to the state government's fund for rebuilding the areas affect ... read..


Kamal Nath may face Karnataka-like consequences: BSP MLA
Damoh (Madhya Pradesh) | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Bahujan Samaj Party MLA Rambai Singh has warned that the Kamal Nath-led Congress government in the state may face Karnataka-like consequences if she was not made a minister. ... read..


PM misusing public money for BJP propaganda: Congress
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of misusing public money and government podium to spread the BJP's propaganda and to attack the opposition, the Congress on Tuesday contested the "tall claims" of his government's achievements. ... read..


Scindia meets Shivraj in Bhopal
Bhopal | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Congress leader and former Union Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia met former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan at the latters residence calling it a goodwill gesture to work in unison with the opposition after a bitterly fought electoral ba ... read..


Goa BJP trying to dissolve Assembly: Congress
Panaji | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Tuesday said the ruling BJP was planning to dissolve the Goa Assembly and its senior leaders criticised the fact that the House met for just 16 days in 2018, and now even the upcoming Budget Session has been limited to three days. ... read..


No citizenship without state's consent under new bill: MHA
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
The Union Home Ministry (MHA) on Tuesday said that under the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, nobody would be granted Indian citizenship without the consent of the respective state government. ... read..


DMK MP urges TN government to admit 108 medical students in government colleges
Chennai | Tuesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
DMK MP R.S.Bharathi on Tuesday sent a representation to Tamil Nadu Chief Secretary Girija Vaidyanathan and other officials to admit 108 students in government medical colleges as per a Madras High Court order. ... read..


Congress never had will to end corruption: Modi
Varanasi | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that successive Congress governments since Independence never had the will nor intention to end corruption, but his government has done it in the last four-and-a-half years. ... read..


Rs 2 lakh looted from Samba fuel station
Jammu | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Robbers looted Rs 2 lakh at gunpoint from a fuel station in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba district, police said on Tuesday. ... read..


IIT Hyderabad researcher to lead air pollution governance study
Hyderabad | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
A researcher from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad is leading an air pollution governance study on Indian cities, which is part of a global initiative, it was announced here on Tuesday. ... read..


BJP calls EVM row Congress sponsored (Lead)
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The BJP on Tuesday alleged that the EVM hackathon in London where a US-based self-claimed cyber expert said the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged and that EVMs can be hacked was a "conspiracy" sponsored by the Congress to defame the country's election ... read..


Bengal's contribution to national production has fallen: Shah
Malda (West Bengal) | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Taking a dig at the Mamata Banerjee-led government in West Bengal, BJP President Amit Shah on Tuesday said the states contribution to national production has come down to 3.3 per cent under her regime as against the figure of 27 per cent just after indepe ... read..


People now believe there is an alternative to BJP: Tharoor (IANS Interview)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
Going by the results of the recent Assembly polls, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor feels the ruling BJP is now in choppy waters across the Hindi belt and people now "genuinely" believe there is an alternative to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


RS Prasad corners Cong on allegations made at EVM Hackathon
Politics | January 22, 2019 4:41:48 PM IST
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday questioned the presence of senior advocate and Congress leader Kapil Sibal in the London EVM Hackathon event on Monday. ... read..


FPA dissociates from Shuja's claim of EVM hacking in 2014 LS polls
Politics | January 22, 2019 4:41:46 PM IST
The Foreign Press Association (FPA) has dissociated itself from the claims made by 'cyber security researcher' Syed Shuja at an event held in London on Monday regarding the hacking of electronic voting machines (EVMs) during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. ... read..


BJP govt schemes didnt help farmers: MP Agriculture Min
Politics | January 22, 2019 4:41:45 PM IST
State Agricultural Minister Sachin Yadav on Tuesday said that previous governments Bhavantar Bhugtan Yojana failed to improve the condition of the poverty-ridden farmers. ... read..


Young people must strive to serve the less fortunate: Vice President Naidu
Politics | January 22, 2019 4:41:35 PM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday stressed the need for serving the less fortunate and being empathetic to needs and sufferings of fellow citizens. ... read..


Red Fort closed for visitors Jan 22-31
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:14 PM IST
In view of the Republic Day function and Bharat Parv 2019, the Red Fort will remain closed for visitors from Tuesday, the government said. ... read..


For 9-month tenure, Haryana parties sweat it out in Jind
Jind (Haryana) | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:14 PM IST
For an Assembly seat in the "Jat" land in Haryana that will have a tenure of just nine months, major political parties are sweating it out apparently with an eye on the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections set for this year. ... read..


UP Shia Waqf chief wants all primary madrasas shut
Lucknow | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:14 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh's Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shut down all primary madrasas across the country to save a majority of the Muslim population from getting affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) t ... read..


Heavy snowfall in Uttarakhand
Dehradun | Tuesday, 2019 3:45:14 PM IST
Heavy snowfall in the upper reaches of the Himalayas and rains in the lower areas of Uttarakhand on Monday heralded a fresh spell of cold wave in the hill state. ... read..


Sharad Yadav refutes merger of LJD with RLSP
| Tuesday, 2019 3:45:14 PM IST
Loktantarik Janata Dal chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday refuted reports of his party's merger with former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha-led Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP). ... read..


World is paying heed to, acting on our suggestions: PM at Pravasi Bharatiya Divas
General News | January 22, 2019 3:41:36 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hailed the Indian community residing in other countries and said that the world today is taking into consideration various suggestions given by India on an international level. ... read..


Odisha: 11 dead, over 25 injured in accident
General News | January 22, 2019 3:41:35 PM IST
At least 11 people were killed and more than 25 others got critically injured after a truck overturned at Odisha's Kandhamal district on Tuesday morning. ... read..


Shopian: 2 terrorists neutralised in encounter
General News | January 22, 2019 3:12:33 PM IST
Two terrorists were neutralised in the ongoing encounter between terrorists and security forces in Orchards of Heff Shirmal in Zainapora here on Tuesday. ... read..


CBI Interim Director Nageswara Rao transfers 20 officers
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:12:30 PM IST
In a fresh turn of events, Interim Director of Central Bureau of Investigation M Nageswara Rao on Monday transferred as many as 20 officers. ... read..


Shiv Sena takes on Centre over 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas'
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:12:29 PM IST
Citing the example of a new economic survey highlighting the increasing gap between the rich and poor people in India, Shiv Sena on Tuesday took a potshot at the central government and questioned if 'Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas' slogan was only a gimmick. ... read..


UP: Mounted police barred in private functions
General News | January 22, 2019 3:12:25 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has prohibited mounted police in private occasions, strictly restricting them to government functions. ... read..


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