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Delhi to witness another spell of rain today
General News | January 22, 2019 7:41:31 AM IST
Delhi is expected to witness another spell of winter rains on Tuesday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle. There will gusty winds through the day with the minimum and maximum temperature likely to ... read..


EVM Hackathon: Andhra CM demands ECI to revert to paper ballot system
Politics | January 22, 2019 6:11:46 AM IST
Saying that electronic voting machines (EVMs) have turned out to be a big threat to democracy, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, on Monday, demanded the Election Commission of India (ECI) to seek opinion of all political parties and rever ... read..


Parrikar's mind is sharp but physically needs rest: Congress leader
Politics | January 22, 2019 6:11:43 AM IST
As Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is recovering from a pancreatic ailment, state's Opposition leader and Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar said that ailing Parrikar's mind is sharp but physically he needs to take rest. ... read..


Family throws infant over suspicion of being possessed by evil spirits
General News | January 22, 2019 6:11:40 AM IST
An infant was rescued from a lake in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh where she was allegedly thrown away by her family, who believed that the child was possessed by evil spirits. ... read..


Ex-serviceman beaten up by Congress workers in MP's Jabalpur
General News | January 22, 2019 6:11:34 AM IST
An ex-serviceman, working as a security guard at Municipal Corporation was beaten up, allegedly by the Congress workers in Madhya Pradesh's Jabalpur. ... read..


Swine flu cases climb to 1335 in Rajasthan
General News | January 22, 2019 3:11:42 AM IST
At least 102 additional cases of swine flu was reported in Rajasthan on Monday. The total number of positive cases in the state has reached to 1,335 so far. ... read..


Assam police apprehends 30 Rohingyas from Tripura border
General News | January 22, 2019 3:11:41 AM IST
At least 30 Rohingyas were apprehended by Assam police from a Guwahati-bound bus in Churaibari village near Tripura border. ... read..


Fillip to Odisha tourism: Biju Patnaik International Airport gets E-Visa counter
General News | January 22, 2019 3:11:38 AM IST
The Biju Patnaik International Airport has been granted the much awaited E-Visa facility. The move is a positive development and will give a boost to tourism in the state. ... read..


Suspecting of extramarital affair, woman chops off husband's genitals
General News | January 22, 2019 3:11:36 AM IST
In a bizarre incident, a man was left in a critical condition after his wife chopped off his genitals suspecting him of having extramarital affair. ... read..


Kumbh 2019: NGO treats people with physical deformities for free
General News | January 22, 2019 3:11:35 AM IST
As Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj is gaining momentum and attracting lakhs of people across the world every day, a non-profit organisation called 'Narayan Seva Sansthan' is doing their bit towards mankind by treating people with physical deformities free of cost ... read..


Rajasthan govt decides to reverse Atal Seva Kendra as Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra
Politics | January 22, 2019 3:11:32 AM IST
Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that the state government has decided to reverse the Atal Seva Kendra (seva kendras at village panchayat and panchayat samiti level) as Rajiv Gandhi Seva Kendra, the original name. ... read..


Time now to export fire fighting equipment than importing them: Bhamre
General News | January 22, 2019 3:11:30 AM IST
India needs to be self-reliant in fire fighting equipment and instead of importing them the country needs to think of exporting such items, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre said. ... read..


Former Bank of India manager, two others jailed for corruption
Bhopal | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
A special CBI court here on Monday sent a former senior manager of Central Bank of India and two others to three years rigorous imprisonment for causing loss to the bank by sanctioning housing loan worth Rs 122.48 lakh in the name of 13 borrowers without ... read..


Sushma Swaraj praise Pravasis for their efforts
Varanasi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
India is a land of limitless opportunities and Pravasi Bharatiyas are and will continue to be partners in the progress of our motherland, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said while she inaugurated the Youth Pravasi Bharatiya Diwas on Monday here. ... read..


Rajnath to inaugurate upgraded spectator gallery at Attari on Tuesday
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh will inaugurate the upgraded spectator gallery at the Attari border on Tuesday, a Home Ministry official said on Monday. ... read..


20 officials shifted in CBI, investigating officer in PNB fraud case replaced
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The CBI on Monday transferred 20 officials, including the investigating officer of the case probing the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) involving fugitive diamentaire Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi of the Gitanjali group. ... read..


21 Bangladeshi immigrants deported from Assam
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Twenty-one Bangaldeshi migrants comprising a Hindu, who had entered Assam illegally, were on Monday deported to their country, an official said. ... read..


Karnataka's seer, a messiah for poor, needy (Obituary) (Lead)
Bengaluru | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Shivakumara Swami, the 111-year-old seer of the Siddaganga Mutt at Tumakuru near Bengaluru, was a popular and religious leader of the Lingayat community in Karnataka who served the poor and the needy for over eight decades. ... read..


DCW has handled over 50,000 cases since 2015: Maliwal
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal on Monday said that the women's body has so far dealt with more than 50,000 complaints since 2015. ... read..


old wave grips Delhi, air quality to remain poor for 48 hours
Politics | January 21, 2019 11:41:47 PM IST
A thick blanket of fog continued to envelop the national capital on Saturday with pollution further intoxicating the atmosphere. ... read..


I change my landing location too, BJP misleading people: West Bengal CM on Amit Shahs chopper landing
General News | January 21, 2019 11:41:45 PM IST
Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government has denied permission to the state BJP to land the helicopter of party president Amit Shah at Malda airstrip here citing ongoing construction work on the runway. The chopper has however been allowed to land at an ... read..


Jaitley hits out at Congress over EVM issue
Politics | January 21, 2019 11:41:41 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday lashed out at the Congress for casting doubt over the efficacy of EMVs, asking whether the Election Commission of India (ECI) and its huge team were in collusion with the BJP for the elections held during the ... read..


Complaint against Aditya Pancholi for making a death threat
General News | January 21, 2019 11:41:36 PM IST
A complaint was registered against Bollywood actor Aditya Pancholi for allegedly making a death threat to a car mechanic. ... read..


Petition in Delhi HC, seeking direction for EC to supervise internal election of political parties
General News | January 21, 2019 11:41:35 PM IST
A plea was filed in the Delhi High Court on Monday, seeking direction to the Election Commission of India (ECI) to supervise and manage the internal election of political parties. ... read..


Mamata accuses Centre of delaying Jalpaiguri circuit bench inauguration
Politics | January 21, 2019 11:41:32 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday alleged that the Centre was delaying the inauguration of the Calcutta High Courts circuit bench here. ... read..


Secularism is safe in India: Vice President
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday that secularism is safe in India because it is in the DNA of Indians. ... read..


Congress seeks probe into claims that 2014 polls were rigged
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Congress on Monday said Election Commission should probe claims by a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were "rigged" and said the probe panel should go for 50 per cent check of polling through VVPATs. ... read..


Former BJP minister and ex-MLA join Congress
Ahmedabad | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Congress in Gujarat received a shot in the arm here on Monday with a former BJP minister and a legislator joining the party, months ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


Modi to inaugurate Indian diaspora conclave in Varanasi (Curtainraiser)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate this year's Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD), the Indian diaspora conclave, in Varanasi on Tuesday in which at least 5,000 delegates from the overseas candidate community are expected to participate. ... read..


Jaitley terms claims of EVM hacking a big lie, attack Congress
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday rejected claims of EVM hacking in 2014 Lok Sabha polls at a press conference in London by a self-proclaimed cyber expert as "absolutely rubbish" and a "big lie" and attacked the Congress for demanding a probe into ... read..


1 crore devotees, 'Kinnar Akhara' take holy dip on Paush Purnima at Kumbh
Varanasi | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Kinnar Akhada (a group of transgender saints) participated in the Kumbh Mela's ritual dip in the Ganga on Monday at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj this year. ... read..


Two kinds of alliances to remove Modi government - total unity, possible unity: Sharad Yadav (Lead, Correcting Intro) (IANS Interview)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
There will be two kinds of alliances -- "total unity" and "possible unity" -- across states to reach the opposition goal of removing the Narendra Modi government, said Loktrantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav. ... read..


Clearance finally given for Amit Shah's chopper in Bengal: BJP
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Amid high drama over denial of permission for facilitating the landing of BJP President Amit Shah's chopper in West Bengal's Malda ahead of his rally on January 22, the state BJP leadership on Monday said they have finally received the clearance at two pl ... read..


Indian Navy recovers 8 bodies from sea off Karnataka coast
Karwar (Karnataka) | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
The Indian Navy on Monday recovered eight bodies from the Arabian Sea off Karnataka's Karwar coast after the boat in which they were sailing capsized, said an official. ... read..


India scaling up defence diplomacy in extended neighbourhood
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Keeping regional security in mind, India has scaled up its defence cooperation with its extended neighbourhood in the last three years under New Delhi's Neighbourhood First, Act East and Look West policies. ... read..


Prank call made at Kerjiwal's residence (Lead, correcting headline)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Delhi Police have registered a complaint against an unknown caller who on Monday called up Delhi Chief Minister's residence, saying that a man named 'Bholo' was planning to attack Arvind Kejriwal, said a police officer. ... read..


Sharp shooter of notorious Naveen Khati gang, held
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Police arrested a sharp shooter of notorious gangster Naveen Khati in west Delhi, an officer said on Monday adding the accused was involved in over a dozen criminal cases. ... read..


Prank call made a call at Kerjiwal residence
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Delhi Police have registered a complaint against an unknown caller who on Monday called up Delhi Chief Minister's residence, saying that a man named 'Bholo' was planning to attack Arvind Kejriwal, said a police officer. ... read..


4 held for stealing donation boxes from Delhi temples
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The Delhi Police has arrested four criminals who would steal donation boxes of temples and commit thefts to buy drugs, an officer said on Saturday. ... read..


300 priests participate in KCR's Chandi Yagam
Hyderabad | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The five-day 'Chandi Yagam' of Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao began on Monday with nearly 300 priests participating in the first day's rituals amidst Vedic recitations. ... read..


Congress, opposition doing negative politics over EVMs sensing defeat in 2019 elections: BJP
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Accusing the Congress and other opposition parties of indulging in 'negative politics' over the electreonic voting machines (EVMs), the BJP on Monday hit out at them, saying that sensing defeat in the coming elections, they have started spreading such rum ... read..


EC rejects claims of EVMs rigging in 2014, says its examining legal action
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
The Election Commission on Monday firmly rejected claims by a US-based self-claimed cyber expert Syed Shuja that the 2014 elections were rigged, saying it was examining legal action over the "motivated slugfest". ... read..


Coming LS polls going to be India versus PM Modi, says Congress leader Singhvi
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:12:13 PM IST
The coming Lok Sabha poll is going to be India versus Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi here on Monday. ... read..


CBI officer AK Bassi moves Supreme Court to challenge his transfer to Port Blair
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:12:10 PM IST
CBI officer AK Bassi on Monday moved the Supreme Court against his transfer to Port Blair, contending that he had been targeted for conducting a "fair" probe against former CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana and others.In his petition, Bassi, a DSP in ... read..


Court allows ED to start extradition proceedings against Sandesara brothers
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:12:09 PM IST
A Delhi Court on Monday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to initiate extradition proceedings against Sandesara brothers from Italy and Nigeria. ... read..


SAD demands high-level probe into PMC's 'building notice racket'
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:11:59 PM IST
The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Monday demanded a high-level probe into the alleged building notice racket going on in the Patiala Municipal Corporation (PMC), involving extortion of crores of rupees by the municipal officials by sending bogus notices ... read..


Siddaganga seer Shivakumara Swami passes away at 111
General News | January 21, 2019 10:11:58 PM IST
Shivakumara Swami, a highly revered seer and practitioner of the Lingayat-Veerashaiva faith of Lingayatism, passed away here on Monday at the age of 111. ... read..


NSA Dovals son files defamation case against Jairam Ramesh, two journalists
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:11:50 PM IST
Vivek Doval, son of National Security (NSA) Adviser Ajit Doval, on Monday filed a criminal defamation case against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh and two journalists, contending that they had caused irreparable damage to his reputation through calculate ... read..


Operation to evacuate trapped miners not abandoned: Centre to SC
General News | January 21, 2019 10:11:47 PM IST
The Centre and the Meghalaya government informed the Supreme Court on Monday that the operation to evacuate the miners trapped in a coal mine in Meghalayas East Jaintia Hills since December 13 last year, has not been abandoned. ... read..


8 dead after boat capsizes off Karwar in Karnataka
General News | January 21, 2019 10:11:43 PM IST
Eight people died after a boat ferrying 26 devotees to the mainland from a temple in Kurumgarh island capsized off the Karwar coast on Monday, informed the Indian Navy. ... read..


EC threatens legal action against 'EVM hackathon' organisers
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:11:38 PM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday took a serious view of an event held in London, where it was claimed that EVMs could be tampered with, and threatened legal action. ... read..


WB govt blocking events, fears our prominence in country: BJP
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:12:01 PM IST
The BJP on Monday said that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government is creating hindrances for the party to hold any event in the state as it fearsthe rise of BJPs prominence in the country, especially in the Left-dominated states like ... read..


Delhi BJP files defamation case against Kejriwal, other AAP leaders
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:11:35 PM IST
BJPs Delhi unit on Monday filed a criminal defamation case against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and other members of AAP for allegedly blaming it for the deletion of names of lakhs of voters from the electoral roll in the national capital. ... read..


Cars are most inefficient, polluting, says Bajaj Auto chief
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:11:34 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday claimed to have arrested Mohammad Hussain Molani, belonging to Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF), in a terror funding case. ... read..


Karnataka Cong MLA Ganesh suspended after brawl with colleague Anand Singh
Politics | January 21, 2019 10:11:32 PM IST
Karnataka Congress MLA JN Ganesh was on Monday suspended from the party over his alleged brawl with fellow lawmaker Anand Singh. ... read..


Special cell in Haryana to keep watch on travel agents sending people abroad illegally
General News | January 21, 2019 10:11:30 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Monday announced to establish a special cell which will take strict action against those indulged in sending people to foreign countries in an unauthorized manner. ... read..


Swift police action saves woman from being burned alive
Patna | Monday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
A quick action by police saved a woman from being burned alive on Monday in Bihar's Bhojpur district. ... read..


Wife held for murdering husband in Gurugram
Gurugram | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Police have arrested seven people, including the wife of a man, for killing him brutally last week. ... read..


Operations for rescue of trapped miners in Meghalaya not abandoned, Centre tells SC
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Centre on Monday told the Supreme Court that it has not abandoned the operations for the rescue of 12 miners trapped in an illegal coal mine flooded with water in Meghalaya saying that it was still hoping for a "miracle" to happen. ... read..


National capital JEE topper hopes for seat in IIT Delhi
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
After scoring the highest marks in Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) 2019 (Main) in the national capital, 17-year-old Haryana lad Navneet Jindal now wants to focus on his board examination and is hoping for securing a seat in the prestigious Indian Institu ... read..


Three militants killed in Kashmir gunfight (Second Lead)
Srinagar | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Three militants were killed on Monday in a daylong gunfight in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district. ... read..


Rains turn Delhi cool, maximum temperature to fall further
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Light rains accompanied by winds on Monday turned Delhi pleasantly cool with the maximum temperature dropping to 22 degrees Celsius, against Sunday's 28.7 degrees - warmest January day since 2012. ... read..


'Kejriwal responsible for sanitation worker's death in Delhi'
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
The BJP on Monday held Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal responsible for the death of a sanitation worker in a drain saying that the government was playing with their lives as they are not given protective gear. ... read..


Jessica Lall murder: HC asks government to take call on Manu Sharma's premature release (Lead)
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to grant relief to Siddharth Vashisht, alias Manu Sharma, the main culprit in the Jessica Lall murder case, directing the Delhi government instead to reconsider his premature release plea in the Sentence Review Board ... read..


Vested interests behind 'harassment of taxpayers' charge: CBDT
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
Amid reports of en masse issue of prosecution notices to small companies, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) on Monday clarified that there had been no mass harassment by the Income Tax Department as it had filed only 1,400 prosecutions during the c ... read..


One militant killed in Kashmir gunfight (Lead)
Srinagar | Monday, 2019 8:45:40 PM IST
A militant was killed on Monday in a gunfight between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Badgam district. ... read..


CJI recuses from hearing challenge to appointment of Rao as acting CBI chief
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Monday recused himself from hearing a plea by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of M. Nageswara Rao as the interim Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) after the ouster of Alok Verma. ... read..


Ajit Doval's son files defamation complaint against Jairam, others
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Vivek Doval on Monday filed a criminal defamation complaint against Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, The Caravan magazine and the author for publishing a defamatory article against him. ... read..


Odisha BJP women members scuffle with police on gangrape
Bhubaneswar | Monday, 2019 8:45:35 PM IST
Members of the Odisha BJP women wing on Monday scuffled with the police personnel during their protest over denial of justice in the 2011 Pipili gangrape and murder case. ... read..


Chandigarh gets rain; temperatures rise in Haryana
Chandigarh | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Chandigarh and its surrounding areas experienced light rain on Monday evening. The rain was accompanied by winds. ... read..


Over 65 writers to take part in 6th Kolkata Literature Festival
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Over 65 writers, including three established Dalit writers, will enrich the audience at the sixth Kolkata Literature Festival (KLF) which is part of the 43rd International Kolkata Book Fair (IKBF), organisers said on Monday. ... read..


Parrikar's mind is sharp, but he needs rest: Congress
Panaji | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's mind is sharp, but physically he looks unwell and needs rest, Goa's Opposition leader and Congress MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar told reporters here on Monday. ... read..


Karnataka's seer, a messiah for poor, needy (Obituary)
Bengaluru | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Shivakumara Swami, the 111-year-old seer of the Siddaganga Mutt at Tumakuru near Bengaluru, was a popular and religious leader of the Lingayat community in Karnataka who served the poor and the needy for over eight decades. ... read..


Appointment process in CIC skewed at Modi's behest: Congress
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
The Congress on Monday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of crippling the Central Information Commission (CIC) by skewing the selection process and getting on board people of his own choice. ... read..


Ailing Parrikar to present annual budget on Jan 30
Panaji | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who also holds the finance ministry portfolio, will present the annual budget on January 30, the Business Advisory Committee of the state legislative assembly said on Monday. ... read..


Woman caretaker among three held for Bhayyuji's death
Indore | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
So-called spiritual guru, Bhayyuji Maharaj aka Uday Singh Deshmukh, did not commit suicide but was provoked to do so by some alleged blackmailers, including his "caretaker-girlfriend", for the sake of property, reveals investigation by Madhya Pradesh Poli ... read..


Mumbai Mayor moves to new home - in Mumbai Zoo
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:30 PM IST
Mumbai's first citizen, Mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar, on Monday shifted to an unusual neighbourhood - the Veermata Jijabai Bhosle Udyan and Zoo complex, paving the way for the long-planned memorial to Shiv Sena's founder-patriarch Bal Thackeray at the off ... read..


Man held for killing friend
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death by a friend in a fight over a petty issue here, police said on Monday. The accused has been arrested. ... read..


Revenue collection files gutted in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
Important files related to revenue collection were damaged in a fire that broke in the office of Additional Inspector General (AIG) Stamp located in the city. ... read..


Srinagar deputy mayor assaulted by BJP, RSS corporators
Srinagar | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
Srinagar Municipal Corporation's Deputy Mayor Sheikh Imran said here on Monday that he was attacked by BJP and RSS corporators. ... read..


Khaira gets disqualification notice from Punjab Assembly
Chandigarh | Monday, 2019 8:45:25 PM IST
The Punjab Assembly on Monday issued notice of disqualification to former AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira under the Tenth Schedule of the Constitution. ... read..


India's first all-women's party launched, to contest LS polls
Mumbai | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
India's first-ever all-women political party -- the National Women's Party (NWP) -- was launched on Monday in Mumbai and it will contest half -- 283 -- of the 545 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 elections. ... read..


Goyal lashes out at Mamata for creating hurdles for BJP in Bengal
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
The BJP on Monday hit out at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accusing her of creating hurdles to stop party leaders from holding rallies and yatras in the state. ... read..


Loyola College apologies for anti-Hindu paintings
Chennai | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
City-based Catholic minority institution, Loyola College, on Monday apologised for its anti-Hindu, anti-Central government paintings that were exhibited at a cultural event held in its premises. ... read..


Indian diaspora has dramatically changed world's perception of Indians: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Monday that diaspora community has changed the world's perception about Indians. ... read..


Rafale would not have happened if Lokpal was implemented, says Anna Hazare
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
A scam like Rafale would not have happened if Lokpal Bill was implemented, anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare said on Monday while announcing his indefinite hunger strike from January 30 demanding setting up of Lokpal and Lokayuktas, farm loan waiver an ... read..


Court agrees to hear defamation case against Kejriwal
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
A Delhi court on Monday agreed to hear defamation complaint against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and set February 5 for recording the statement of complainant and BJP leader Rajeev Babbar. ... read..


Five held in Bengal with leopard skin worth Rs 10 lakh
Kolkata | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
Five people were arrested in West Bengal's Jalpaiguri district for trafficking a leopard skin worth Rs. 10 lakh from Gorumara enroute to Nepal, Belacoba Forest Range Officer Sanjay Dutta said on Monday. ... read..


Saudi Arabia to be crucial to India growth story: Swamy
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:20 PM IST
Saudi Arabia will be a key player in India's growth story, P.R. Kumaraswamy, JNU professor and co-author of "India's Saudi Policy: Bridge to the Future", asserted during the launch of the book here on Monday. ... read..


Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrate 47th Statehood Day
Agartala | Monday, 2019 8:45:15 PM IST
Tripura, Manipur and Meghalaya celebrated their 47th Statehood Day on Monday. ... read..


BJP asks EC to derecognise AAP, seize its symbol
| Monday, 2019 8:45:15 PM IST
Accusing the AAP and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of dividing the society on caste lines and spreading mispropaganda, the BJP on Monday approached the Election Commission (EC) and demanded derecognisition of the party. ... read..


Nitish Kumar demands caste-based census in 2021
Patna | Monday, 2019 8:45:15 PM IST
With the 2019 general elections round the corner, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday stressed the need for a caste-based census in 2021 and supported the demand for reservation in government jobs and educational institutions according to caste po ... read..


Himachal CM lays foundation stones of Smart City projects
Dharamsala | Monday, 2019 8:45:10 PM IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday laid the foundation stones of projects totalling Rs. 145.43 crore here as part of the Smart City Mission, including digitisation and uplift of infrastructure. ... read..


'Mahagatbandhan' exposes opposition's fear of BJP: Rajnath (Second Lead)
Greater Noida | Monday, 2019 8:45:10 PM IST
Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going to retain power in 2019, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the opposition's attempt to forge a 'mahagatbandhan' (grand alliance) shows how other parties fear the BJP. ... read..


Javadekar's remark reflect BJP's fascist thinking: Owaisi
Hyderabad | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
AIMIM President Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said that central Minister Prakash Javadekar's warning of anarchy if Prime Minister Narendra Modi doesn't retain power reflects the 'fascist thinking' of the BJP. ... read..


President, PM mourn Karnataka's 111-year-old seer
New Delhi | Monday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday mourned the death of Karnataka's 111-year-old revered seer, Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt in Tumakuru. ... read..


United India Rally was anti-Modi agenda: Jaitley
Politics | January 21, 2019 6:12:24 PM IST
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley asserted that the United India Rally which was led by the Trinamool Congress (TMC) had a two-fold strategy- negative anti-Modi agenda and combine as many political groups together so as to take the best advantage of the ... read..


Madras HC seeks Centre's reply on DMK petition challenging 10% quota to poor
Politics | January 21, 2019 6:12:21 PM IST
The Madras High Court has issued a notice to central government seeking a reply on a petition filed by the DMK challenging the 10 per cent reservation for economically poor general category citizens before February 18. ... read..


Choksi surrenders passport to Guyanas government
Politics | January 21, 2019 6:12:19 PM IST
Fugitive Indian businessman Mehul Choksi has given up Indian citizenship by surrendering his passport to the Indian High Commission in Guyana. ... read..


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