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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..


2 'Chaddi Gang' members arrested in Cyberabad
General News | January 22, 2019 3:12:23 PM IST
The Special Operations Team (SOT) of Madhapur zone of Cyberabad Police have arrested two of the five members of the notorious 'Chaddi Gang' and detected eight offences of burglaries. ... read..


Hyderabad traffic police help transport live organ
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:12:22 PM IST
The Hyderabad traffic police on Monday here created a 35 KM green corridor to enable an ambulance to transport a live heart. ... read..


Policeman shoots himself in Chhattisgarh
General News | January 22, 2019 3:12:18 PM IST
A police officer allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in Raipur Police Lines on Monday night. ... read..


Maharashtra: Naxals kill 3 on suspicion of them being police informers
General News | January 22, 2019 3:12:16 PM IST
Naxals killed three people on suspicion of them being police informers. ... read..


Delhi rains bring no respite as air quality remains 'very poor'
General News | January 22, 2019 3:12:12 PM IST
Rainfall that hit some areas of Delhi and its surrounding regions failed to improve the overall air quality index on Tuesday. ... read..


Madrasas promote ISIS ideology, shut them: Shia board to PM
General News | January 22, 2019 3:12:10 PM IST
New Delhi [India], Jan 22 (ANI) Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board chief Waseem Rizvi on Tuesday said that madrasas promote ISIS ideology. ... read..


Avalanche in J-K, helicopter services suspended at Vaishno Devi
General News | January 22, 2019 3:12:09 PM IST
Anantnag (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] Jan 22 (ANi): An avalanche hit Jawahar tunnel of Qazigund in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Tuesday. No casualty has been reported so far. ... read..


Tej Pratap invites Shatrughan Sinha to join RJD
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:12:05 PM IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav has invited Shatrughan Sinha to join the RJD, saying that he remains in touch with the BJP leader. ... read..


Anti-Sikh riots: Production warrant issued against Sajjan Kumar in Sultanpuri case
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:12:03 PM IST
A Delhi court on Tuesday issued a production warrant against Sajjan Kumar in connection with the Sultanpuri case. ... read..


Seer Shivakumara Swami used to shower his blessings on me: PM
General News | January 22, 2019 3:11:56 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid homage to seer Shivakumara Swami, head of the Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Karnataka's Tumakuru who died on Monday, and said the late pontiff would always shower his blessings on him like a son whenever they met. ... read..


SC to take 'in-chambers' decisions on hearing pleas challenging Article 35 A
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:11:53 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it will decide "in-chambers" the next date to hear petitions challenging the constitutional validity of Article 35 A of the Constitution. ... read..


If India is unique, Indianness is universal: Mauritius PM
General News | January 22, 2019 3:11:50 PM IST
Noting the rise of India's soft power globally, Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth on Tuesday underlined that 'if India is unique, Indianness is universal'. ... read..


The rise and rise of Mallikarjun Kharge
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:11:49 PM IST
By By Smita Prakash (Ani) ... read..


MJ Akbar's defamation case: Court reserves order summoning Priya Ramani
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:11:46 PM IST
A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved its order for January 29 on whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani as an accused in the defamation case filed by formerjuniorexternal affairs minister MJ Akbar against her. ... read..


31 Rohingyas arrested near Bangladesh border in Tripura
Politics | January 22, 2019 6:41:50 PM IST
At least 31 Rohingyas, stranded near the India-Bangladesh border, have been arrested by the Tripura BSF personnel in the last four days. ... read..


Around Rs 5.78 lakh crore given directly to people in last 4.5 years: PM Modi
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:11:39 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday claimed that the BJP-led central government has curbed the leakage of money in government policies and given around Rs 5.78 lakh crore directly to people via different schemes. ... read..


BJP calls EVM row Congress sponsored
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
The BJP on Tuesday called claims made by a US-based self-claimed cyber expert that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were rigged and the EVMs can be hacked as a "conspiracy" sponsored by the Congress. ... read..


8 die as mini truck plunges into gorge
Bhubaneswar | Tuesday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
At least eight persons were killed and several others injured when a mini truck in which they were travelling plunged into a gorge in Odisha's Kandhamal district on Tuesday, police said. ... read..


India to issue chip-based e-passport: Modi
Varanasi | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said work is on to issue chip-based e-passports to Indian citizens under a centralized passport system. ... read..


States, UTs told to respond to proposed law on custodial torture
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed states and union territories (UTs) to file their responses to the Centre's proposed law on curbing custodial torture and death. ... read..


Akbar case: Court to decide on Ramani on Jan 29
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
A Delhi court on Tuesday said it will decide on January 29 whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani or not in the defamation case filed by former Union Minister M.J. Akbar. ... read..


IPS officer's brother among 3 militants killed in Kashmir (Second Lead)
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Three militants, including the brother of an IPS officer, were killed and a soldier injured on Tuesday in a gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. ... read..


Mamata's opposition rally not enough to elevate her as face of opposition (News Analysis)
Kolkata | Tuesday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
Even as West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee went all out to bring leaders of 23 opposition parties on one stage and launched a stinging attack against the Narendra Modi regime at her 'United India Rally', political analysts said it might not be eno ... read..


Thousands pay homage to Tumakuru seer
Tumakuru (Karnataka) | Tuesday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
Thousands of people from across Karnataka have paid homage to the 111-year-old seer Shivakumara Swami at the Siddaganga Mutt on the town's outskirts, said an official on Tuesday. ... read..


BJP accuses TMC of vandalising posters ahead of Shah's rally
Malda (West Bengal) | Tuesday, 2019 12:45:06 PM IST
The West Bengal unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday accused the ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) workers of vandalising posters and decorative gates ahead of party chief Amit Shah's rally here. ... read..


Two militants killed in J&K gunfight (Lead)
Srinagar | Tuesday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
Two militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police sources said. ... read..


Green activists to build a Taj with plastic/polythene waste in Agra
Agra | Tuesday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
Green activists will attempt to construct a Taj Mahal with plastic and polythene waste at the Etmauddaula viewpoint park on the Yamuna river here. ... read..


Rains lash Delhi, air improves to 'moderate'
New Delhi | Tuesday, 2019 11:45:04 AM IST
Winter chills returned to Delhi as incessant rains accompanied by strong winds lashed the national capital through the night and on Tuesday causing the mercury to dip several notches. ... read..


White hills in Himachal, tourists make merry
Shimla | Tuesday, 2019 11:15:06 AM IST
The Himachal Pradesh capital and picturesque Manali and Dalhousie on Tuesday witnessed more snow that snapped road links, however, tourists made merry by hurling snowballs at one another. ... read..


Andhra Pradesh cabinet decides to give quota for Kapus community, EBCs
General News | January 22, 2019 7:41:35 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh cabinet has decided to cater 5 per cent reservation each for Kapu community and the economically backward classes (EBCs) among the forward castes. ... read..


Odisha CM writes to Piyush Goyal for construction of Jaleswar to Digha rail line
General News | January 22, 2019 7:41:32 AM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik wrote a letter to Railways Minister Piyush Goyal for construction of Railway line from Jaleswar to Digha in South Eastern Railway, sanctioned in 2011-12. ... read..


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