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Blow to rebel Congress-JD(S) MLAs in K'taka after EC move
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
In a major blow to the rebel Congress and Janata Dal-Secular MLAs who were disqualified as legisltors, the Election Commission on Saturday announced by-elections in Karnataka on October 21. ... read..


New Delhi: Criminal wanted in extortion case arrested
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 2:41:48 AM IST
A criminal, who was wanted in extortion cases, was arrested after a brief encounter in Dwarka area, said Deputy Commissioner of Police Anto Alphonse on Saturday. ... read..


Draft education policy based on access, equity, quality: Union HRD Minister
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 2:41:46 AM IST
The Draft National Education Policy-2019 is built on the pillars of access, equity, quality, accountability and affordability, Human Resource Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' said on Saturday and called for a participative process of decision-making ... read..


Gross enrolment ratio in higher education increases
New Delhi | September 22, 2019 2:41:45 AM IST
The Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) in higher education has increased from 25.8 per cent in 2017-18 to 26.3 per cent in 2018-19, while in absolute terms the enrolment increased from 3.66 crore to 3.74 crore students, according to All India Survey on Higher Ed ... read..


J-K: One Pakistani national arrested by security forces in RS Pura sector
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 22, 2019 2:41:42 AM IST
One Pakistani national was apprehended by security forces in RS Pura sector on Saturday. ... read..


Noida: Bus driver 'mistakenly' issued challan for driving without helmet
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 2:41:40 AM IST
The owner of a private bus in Noida, Uttar Pradesh claimed that he had been issued an online traffic challan with the offence bein mentioned as 'driving without a helmet'. ... read..


Readyfor debate with Congress and DMK over Article 370, says Muralidhar Rao
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 22, 2019 2:41:38 AM IST
The BJP is ready to participate in a debate on Article 370 with other political parties, including the Congress and DMK said the party's national general secretary P Muralidhar Rao on Saturday. ... read..


Azam Khan's wife gets bail in electricity theft case
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) | September 22, 2019 2:41:37 AM IST
Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan's wife Tazeen Fatima was granted bail by a court here on Saturday in connection with a case pertaining to electricity theft. ... read..


Amritsar Police holds meeting with Dusshera committees, briefs about safety measures
Amritsar (Punjab) | September 22, 2019 2:41:35 AM IST
Amritsar Police Commissioner on Saturday held a meeting of various Dusshera committees to create awareness about the guidelines to ensure safety during Vijayadashami celebrations. ... read..


Will raise pro-people issues during assembly elections, says Congress
Politics | September 22, 2019 2:41:32 AM IST
New Delhi [India], Sep 22 (ANI) Congress said on Saturday that it will raise "pro-people" issues in the campaign for assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra and will not be distracted by efforts to change the narrative. ... read..


Those who cannot accept Vande Mataram have no right to live in India: Pratap Sarangi
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) | September 22, 2019 2:41:29 AM IST
Hitting out at Congress party for opposing the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi on Saturday said that those who cannot accept saying Vande Mataram have no right to live in India. ... read..


Pune: 1 held with four elephant tusks worth Rs 80 lakh
Pune (Maharashtra) | September 22, 2019 2:41:28 AM IST
Pune Police on Saturday arrested a person and seized four elephant tusks worth Rs 80 lakh in the market from his possession. ... read..


TRS names candidate for Huzurnagar Assembly by-poll
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), here on Saturday, named S. Saidi Reddy its candidate for the Huzurnagar Assembly seat, hours after the Election Commission announced by-election on October 21. ... read..


Make law to spend 6% of GDP on education: Sisodia
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia here on Saturday urged the central government to make a law to allocate 6 per cent of the gross domestic product (GDP) for education. ... read..


ED attaches 3 chimpanzees, 4 marmosets worth Rs 81 lakh
New Delhi/Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
In a first-of-its-kind action, the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday said it has attached three chimpanzees and four marmosets (small tropical American monkeys) in a money laundering case valued at Rs 81 lakh. ... read..


Babul assures JU attacker's mother of no harm
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
The mother of Debanjan Ballav, who was seen purportedly pulling Union Minister Babul Supriyo's hair during the Jadavpur University disturbances here on Thursday, has apologised to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader. Supriyo assured the aged woman tha ... read..


Thackeray should become CM: Farmers' leader
Nagpur/Mumbai | Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
It is high time for Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to take the political plunge and take over the state's reins as the next Chief Minister, a prominent farm activist said on Saturday. ... read..


Priyanka slams govt for stopping farmers at UP Gate
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party-led (BJP) central government after a farmers' rally was not allowed to enter the national capital, here on Saturday. ... read..


NGT introduces e-filing grievances
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has introduced the system of online filing of petitions with the launch of a new website. ... read..


Two Assembly by-elections in Rajasthan on Oct 21
Jaipur | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
By-elections to Khinvsar and Mandava Assembly seats in Rajasthan would take place on October 21 and the results would be declared on October 24, said Chief Election Commission Sunil Arora, on Saturday. ... read..


Coast Guard undertakes beach clean-up along coastline
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
The Indian Coast Guard conducted a massive beach clean-up drive along the coastline of the country on Saturday on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day. ... read..


M'rashtra: Congress wants probe on 'last-minute' decisions
Mumbai | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Shortly after the October 21 Assembly elections were announced, the Maharashtra Congress has demanded a probe by the state Lokayukta into all the "last-minute" decisions taken by the outgoing BJP-Shiv Sena government in the past one week, here on Saturday ... read..


'Gratification of lust' cost M'rashtra magistrate his job
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Falling for "gratification of lust" proved costly for a magistrate from Maharashtra, as the Supreme Court, unmoved by his pleas for leniency, upheld his dismissal from service citing "lacunae" in the purity of his character. ... read..


Cong to foil bid to divert focus from serious issues
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Congress has said it will raise the issues from which the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) is trying to divert the public attention. "No matter how much they try to distract the public, it's watching everything," said Congress leader Pawan Khera, here on Sa ... read..


I'm a worried man, need to change environment in universities: WB Guv
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 11:41:42 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar on Saturday said he is a worried man after the recent incident at Jadavpur University and said he will himself ensure that the environment in institutions is improved in the state. ... read..


Etah blast: Toll rises to 6, eight injured
Etah (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 11:41:38 PM IST
The number of people who lost their lives on Saturday, after a blast took place in a house storing illegal crackers in Uttar Pradesh's Etah has risen to six while eight people have been left injured. ... read..


New tax measures will make India a hub of investment: Piyush Goyal
Dubai | September 21, 2019 11:41:36 PM IST
Union Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday unveiled the design of India Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 here and hailed the recent tax measures as a leap towards making India a hub of investment. ... read..


Meeting to discuss names of assembly candidates to be held tomorrow: ML Khattar
Rohtak (Haryana) | September 21, 2019 11:41:35 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister ML Khattar on Saturday said that the BJP will hold a meeting tomorrow in New Delhi to discuss the names of candidates for the upcoming Assembly elections. ... read..


Saradha chit fund scam: Court rejects Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 11:41:31 PM IST
Alipore Court on Saturday rejected former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea. The IPS officer had moved the petition a day after the court stated that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has right to arrest him in the ... read..


4 lakh banking personnel to strike work on Sept 26-27 to protest against merger of PSBs
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 21, 2019 11:41:29 PM IST
Around four lakh bank employees throughout the country are set to strike their works on September 26-27 to protest against the merger of public sector banks. ... read..


Assam: Excise Dept suspends constable for involvement in illegal transportation of liquor
Hojai (Assam) | September 21, 2019 11:41:28 PM IST
Assam Excise Department on Saturday suspended a constable of the department, Mantu Kumar Bora after he was allegedly found involved in illegal transportation of liquor. ... read..


We must work towards making the country self-reliant in paper products: Om Birla
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 11:41:26 PM IST
Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla on Saturday emphasised on the importance of making the country self-reliant in paper products while speaking to the Indian Paper Merchants Association at an event here in New Delhi. ... read..


Cong gears up to take on Khattar govt in polls
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
The Congress plans to corner the Manohar Lal Khattar-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana over economic slowdown, unemployment and betrayal of farmers and the law and order situation. ... read..


Congress will win all four Assembly bypolls: Punjab CM
Ludhiana | Saturday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday said the Congress would easily win bypolls to all the four Assembly seats in the state. The polling for the bypolls is scheduled on October 21 and the counting of the ballots will be held on October 24. ... read..


SC Collegium recommends Gujarat HC judge as CJ Tripura HC (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court Collegium has recommended Justice A A Kureshi appointment as Chief Justice of Tripura High Court. The Collegium has modified its May 10 recommendation in connection with the appointment of Justice Kureshi as the Chief Justice of Madhya P ... read..


Navy chief to hold address cadets of Bangladesh Naval Academy
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 11:11:36 PM IST
Navy Chief Admiral Karambir Singh will hold bilateral discussions with his Bangladesh counterpart Admiral Aurangzeb Chowdhury during his four-day visit to the neighbouring country. He will also interact with the cadets of Bangladesh Naval Academy (BNA). ... read..


It's our constitutional duty to ensure transparency in polls: Haryana CEO
Chandigarh (Haryana) | September 21, 2019 11:11:34 PM IST
Haryana Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Anurag Agarwal said on Saturday that with the announcement of Assembly elections by the Election Commission (EC), it is the electoral body's constitutional duty to ensure complete transparency in the polling process. ... read..


Modi to launch BJP's 'Gandhi Sankalp Yatra' in Delhi on October 2
Politics | September 21, 2019 11:11:33 PM IST
After adopting Gandhi's idea of cleanliness, the BJP under leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to propagate his ideals and principles of non-violence, swaraj and simplicity as part of his 150th birth anniversary celebrations. ... read..


Government is only supporting the corporate, says Congress
By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | September 21, 2019 11:11:31 PM IST
Reacting to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's decision to slash corporate tax rate to 22 per cent from 30 per cent as part of the stimulus measures to revive slowing economic growth, Congress leader Pawan Khera on Saturday alleged that the government ... read..


Punjab CM asks farmers not to resort to stubble burning
Ludhiana | Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday appealed to the farmers in his state not to resort to paddy stubble burning, as a mark of respect for the historic 550th Prakash Parb of the first Sikh Guru. ... read..


Kerala to empower mothers in technology
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
In a path-breaking initiative, the Kerala Infrastructure and Technology for Education (KITE) has decided to train mothers in technology to make them able to help their children in school education. ... read..


No recommendation to dissolve Jharkhand assembly early, says CEC
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 10:41:32 PM IST
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora said on Saturday that assembly polls in Jharkhand were not announced along with those of Haryana and Maharashtra as the term of its assembly ends in January and there was no recommendation from the state Chief Minis ... read..


Rajasthan: Section 144 imposed near Sriganganagar-Pak border
Sriganganagar (Rajasthan) | September 21, 2019 10:41:29 PM IST
The district administration on Saturday imposed Section 144 in the areas within the range of 2-km of Sriganganagar-Pakistan international border. ... read..


In Kerala's Pala bypoll, rivals rally behind 'Mani Sir'
| Saturday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Kerala's Pala Assembly constituency goes for a bypoll on Monday. The bypoll was necessitated by the death of its legislator K.M.Mani in April. ... read..


Dates for filing GST extended by a month for J-K
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 21, 2019 10:11:34 PM IST
The last date for filing of Goods and Services Tax (GST) returns has been extended for Jammu and Kashmir region by a month, according to the Department of Information and Public Relations (DIPR), Government of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. ... read..


Make law to allocate 6 pc of GDP to education: Sisodia
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 10:11:29 PM IST
Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday lauded a few provisions of the draft New Education Policy (NEP) but opposed its preamble seeking a change into it with emphasis on providing a good quality education through government schools. ... read..


EC tells parties to observe 'silence period' on all media, not to cross `Lakshman Rekha'
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 10:11:27 PM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) has called upon political parties to ensure that their leaders and campaigners observe the 'silence period' on all forms of media during assembly polls in Haryana and Maharashtra and refrain from holding press confer ... read..


Former TDP MP Naramalli Sivaprasad passes away at 68
Amaravati | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader and former Member of Parliament Naramalli Sivaprasad, known for dressing up as various characters in Parliament to draw attention to issues, passed away in Chennai on Saturday. He was 68. ... read..


Dhankhar calls on JU VC at hospital
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday called on Jadavpur University Vice Chancellor Suranjan Das and Pro-Vice Chancellor Pradip Ghosh, now under treatment at the privately run AMRI Hospital here. ... read..


World's biggest coastal cleanup campaign at Puri beach
Puri | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
A mega cleanliness drive under the banner of 'Mo Beach' cleaning initiative was organised at Odisha's Puri beach to mark the International Coastal Cleanup Day on Saturday. ... read..


Kashmiri Pandits seek govt nod to visit J&K, meet leaders
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
A group of Kashmiri Pandits have written to the government seeking its permission to visit Jammu and Kashmir and meet the political and religious leaders as well as civil society activists there to promote peace and amity in the Valley. ... read..


Congress will win over 85 seats in Haryana assembly polls: Ashok Tanwar
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 9:41:29 PM IST
Former Haryana Pradesh Congress Committee (HPCC) chief Dr Ashok Tanwar on Saturday said that his party would win over 85 seats out of 90 in the ensuing assembly elections in the state and BJP will be out of the league this time around. ... read..


Politics heats up in BJP-ruled Haryana
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Politics in BJP-ruled Haryana is set to heat up with the Election Commission on Saturday sounding the poll bugle. The state will go to the polls in a single phase for its 90 Assembly seats on October 21. The results will be declared on October 24. ... read..


Video gives new twist to dowry case against ex-judge, son
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
A clip of the CCTV footage of a retired Hyderabad High Court judge, his wife and son allegedly manhandling their daughter-in-law has gone viral on the social media, giving a new twist to the six-month-old dowry harassment case. ... read..


Bypolls to four Punjab Assembly seats on Oct 21
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Bypolls to four Assembly constituencies in Congress-ruled Punjab will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. ... read..


Bypolls to two Himachal seats on Oct 21
Shimla | Saturday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Bypolls to two Assembly constituencies in BJP-ruled Himachal Pradesh will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. ... read..


Say goodbye to stories in Facebook groups
California | September 21, 2019 9:11:46 PM IST
Facebook is reportedly looking at killing the stories features in groups. ... read..


Facebook wants to improve your fashion sense with new AI experiment
California | September 21, 2019 9:11:44 PM IST
After suggesting people whom to be friends with, Facebook wants to tell you how to dress fashionably. The social networking giant's latest AI experiment uses a neural network to make recommendations on daily styling. ... read..


Alphabet's Wing company will soon deliver FedEx packages via drone
California | September 21, 2019 9:11:43 PM IST
Google's drone spinoff company under parent company Alphabet is reportedly set to begin drone deliveries in the next month as part of a pilot program. ... read..


iOS 13 lets you find friends and lost iPhone with a single tool
California | September 21, 2019 9:11:41 PM IST
Apple recently rolled out its iOS 13 and with it, a ton of improvements have been added for iPhone users. One of the noticeable changes is the merging of Find My iPhone and Find My Friends apps. ... read..


Couldn't meet Lalu Yadav as his condition is not good, says Cong's Jharkhand unit chief
Ranchi (Jharkhand) | September 21, 2019 9:11:40 PM IST
Jharkhand's Congress unit president Rameshwar Oraon on Saturday went to meet former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD president Lalu Prasad Yadav at the Rajendra Institute of Medical Science (RIMS), where he is undergoing treatment, but Oraon couldn't meet him ... read..


Siliguri: 2 Royal Bengal tigers to be released in open at Bengal Safari Park
By Tarak Sarkar

Siliguri (West-Bengal) | September 21, 2019 9:11:38 PM IST
People visiting the Bengal Safari Park from next month onwards will have something more to look forward to as two Royal Bengal Tigers, which were born last year are going to be released in the open area of the safari. ... read..


YouTube makes a U-turn after verification policy change sparks uproar
California | September 21, 2019 9:11:37 PM IST
A day after announcing changes to its verification policy for creators, YouTube is rethinking its own decision. ... read..


EC appeals for 'environment-friendly' assembly elections
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | September 21, 2019 9:11:35 PM IST
For the upcoming Assembly Elections to be held on October 21 in Haryana and Maharashtra, the Election Commission has appealed for environment-friendly polls today at a press conference. ... read..


Under 'Gaganyaan' mission, first Indian astronaut to be sent to space by Dec 2021: ISRO chief Sivan
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 21, 2019 9:11:34 PM IST
ISRO chief K Sivan on Saturday said that the first Indian astronaut will be sent to space under the 'Gaganyaan' mission for which the work is already underway. ... read..


Nadda to meet former "wall" of Indian cricket in Bengaluru
General News | September 21, 2019 9:11:31 PM IST
BJP Working President J P Nadda, who will be in Bengaluru on a day-long visit as part of party's "Jan Sampark Abhiyan" would meet two legends-one from cricket, another from literature-- during his stay on Sunday. ... read..


Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary celebrations: Amit Shah chairs meeting of party MPs
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 9:11:28 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday held a meeting with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs from all the states via video conferencing to discuss the planning of celebrations to be held on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. ... read..


Begusarai should be declared 'drought-affected', demands Giriraj Singh
Begusarai (Bihar) | September 21, 2019 9:11:26 PM IST
Union Minister Giriraj Singh on Saturday took a jibe at Bihar government by stating that his constituency Begusarai was not declared as 'drought-affected' despite receiving lesser rainfall than other districts declared as drought-affected. ... read..


SC Collegium recommends Gujarat HC judge as CJ of Tripura
Agartala | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court Collegium led by Chief Justice has recommended to the government to appoint Gujarat High judge Justice A.A. Kureshi as the Chief Justice of Tripura High Court, a top high court official said on Saturday. ... read..


D K Shivakumar's case is "deep rooted conspiracy": ED
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday told a Delhi Court that the money laundering case involving D K Shivakumar is a "deep rooted conspiracy" ... read..


Massive drug haul by Coast Guard from Myanmar ship
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Indian Coast Guard (ICG) has seized contraband drugs worth Rs 300 crore from a Myanmar ship in the Indian Ocean region, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Handloom business hits roadblock due to floods in Varanasi
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 8:41:43 PM IST
As the water level of Ganga river in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi continues to rise, the business of handloom weavers has hit a roadblock. ... read..


Under-construction bridge collapses in Telangana
Rajanna Sircilla (Telangana) | September 21, 2019 8:41:41 PM IST
A portion of an under-construction bridge collapsed in Vemulawada town of Rajanna Siricilla district here on Saturday. ... read..


Candidates with criminal antecedents to give information in newspapers, TV: EC
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 8:41:40 PM IST
Candidates with criminal antecedents in Haryana and Maharashtra assembly elections are required to publish information in this regard in newspapers and broadcast it through television channels on three occasions during the campaign period, the Election Co ... read..


'Seven Summits' conquerer Aparna Kumar meets Amit Shah
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 8:41:38 PM IST
Aparna Kumar, the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG), who completed the 'Seven Summit Challenge' met Home Minister Amit Shah here on Saturday and shared her experience from her remarkable feat. ... read..


Confident of winning all seats in upcoming bye-polls, says Punjab CM
General News | September 21, 2019 8:41:37 PM IST
Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], Sept 21: Exuding confidence, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday said that the Congress Party would easily be winning all the four seats where bye-polls are slated to be held on October 21. ... read..


'Howdy Modi' is a very warm welcome for PM Modi: Former diplomat NN Jha
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 8:41:35 PM IST
Former diplomat NN Jha on Saturday said that the upcoming 'Howdy Modi' event in Houston is an "indicator of a very warm welcome" to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the United States. ... read..


Delhi police nab interstate arms smuggler
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 8:41:34 PM IST
The Special Cell of Delhi police on Saturday arrested an arms supplier and recovered illicit firearms and ammunition from him. ... read..


Gujarat: NRI couple promote khadi ahead of Gandhi Jayanti in Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | September 21, 2019 8:41:31 PM IST
Even though western countries are accepting khadi as a natural fabric, it still needs to be promoted among people in India. Ahead of Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, a couple from the USA promotes Khadi fabric in Gujarat's Ahmedabad. ... read..


Model Code of Conduct imposed in Haryana: State CEO
Chandigarh (Haryana) | September 21, 2019 8:41:29 PM IST
Anurag Agarwal, the Chief Electoral Officer of Haryana on Saturday informed that the Model Code of Conduct has been imposed in the state with the announcement of election dates. ... read..


K'taka: BJP govt puts on hold civic works worth Rs 642 cr; Cong, JDS slams move
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 8:41:28 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Karnataka has put on hold civic works worth Rs 642 crore across 139 local bodies, a move that came under attack from Congress and JD(S) which termed it as "partisan" politics. ... read..


Farmers marching towards Delhi stopped at UP border
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Heavy police deployment and barricading on the border near Ghazipur prevented thousands of farmers from marching into Delhi on Saturday demanding loan waiver, settlement of dues for sugarcane crop and pension. ... read..


By Baidurjo Bhose
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
With the first game in Dharamsala on September 15 washed off, the Indian and South Africa team arrived in Mohali on September 16 only to realise that there was no security arrangement made for the players by Chandigarh Police -- due to non-payment of dues ... read..


Maharashtra geared up for Assembly polls
Mumbai | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Maharashtra is all geared up for the much-awaited Assembly elections, the schedule for which was announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora in New Delhi on Saturday. ... read..


Navy, Goa govt working in tandem to dispose of whale carcass
Panaji | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
After failed attempts at disposing off a seven-metre whale's carcass in South Goa's Bimbvel beach, the Goa government is now coordinating with the Indian Navy for assistance in disposing of the rotting carcass, according to an official statement issued on ... read..


After Pala, Kerala prepares for Assembly bypolls to 5 seats
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Bypolls to Vatiyoorkavu, Ernakulam, Konni, Aroor and Manjeswaram Assembly constituencies in Kerala will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. The state's Pala Assembly constituency is going for a bypoll on Monday. ... read..


Congress prepared for election, Maharashtra will not go into BJP's hands: Eknath Gaikwad
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 21, 2019 8:11:40 PM IST
Just after the Election Commission's announcement of assembly election dates, Congress leader Eknath Gaikwad on Saturday said that the Congress is prepared for the polls and that Maharashtra will not go into BJP's hands. ... read..


ED enables Kolkata Zoo to retain 7 smuggled wildlife animals
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 8:11:38 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday enabled Kolkata Zoo to retain three chimpanzees and four marmosets that were among the smuggled animals' category. ... read..


Corporate tax cuts will take India forward on the path of progress: Piyush Goyal
Dubai | September 21, 2019 8:11:37 PM IST
Union Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday hailed the Central government's decision to reduce the base corporate tax rate to 22 per cent from 30 per cent as part of stimulus measures to revive slowing economic growth. ... read..


Upload picture of MCC violation on our app: Maharashtra CEO
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 21, 2019 8:11:35 PM IST
Maharashtra State Election Commission (SEC) on Saturday announced that any complaint can be filed regarding violation in the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) by uploading pictures on the SEC App for the assembly polls scheduled for next month. ... read..


Uttar Pradesh: FIR mentions Azam Khan's late mother as accused in case related to government land
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 8:11:32 PM IST
An FIR was registered on Saturday against Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan, which also includes the name of his late mother as accused in a case related to the government land. ... read..


Pehlu Khan case: SIT submits probe report
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | September 21, 2019 8:11:30 PM IST
The SIT investigating the Pehlu Khan case has submitted its report to the Rajasthan government, Additional Director General (ADG) of Police, Crime B L Soni said on Saturday. ... read..


Not issuing any challans for not having condoms in the first-aid kit: Delhi Police
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 8:11:29 PM IST
Special Commissioner of Police, Traffic, Taj Hasan on Saturday clarified that taxi drivers were not being penalised for not carrying condoms in the first aid kits of their vehicles in the national capital. ... read..


EC announces bypolls in 17 states, Puducherry on Oct 21
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Bypolls to 64 Assembly seats in 17 states and one Union Territory will be held on October 21 and the results will be declared on October 24, the Election Commission said on Saturday. ... read..


NMCG organises clean Ganga exercise at Delhi's Kalindi Kunj Ghat
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 7:41:45 PM IST
As part of the Namami Gange program, National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) on Saturday organised a cleaning exercise at Kalindi Kunj ghat in New Delhi. ... read..


Family of INS Khukri steward TO Varghese lay wreath at National War Memorial
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 7:41:41 PM IST
Mary Varghese and Francis Varghese, wife and son of Late TO Varghese who was the leading steward onboard INS Khukri in the 1971 Indo-Pak War, on Saturday laid wreath at the National War Memorial here. ... read..


Delhi: AAP party workers protest outside BJP headquarters
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 7:41:40 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) workers on Saturday demonstrated outside the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) headquarters here, demanding the regularisation of unauthorised colonies. ... read..


BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will secure three-fourth majority in Maharashtra: Bhupender Yadav
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 7:41:36 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party's in-charge of Maharashtra assembly polls and General Secretary Bhupender Yadav on Saturday stated that BJP-Shiv Sena alliance will be winning three-fourth seats in the state in the upcoming assembly elections. ... read..


BJP calls meeting to discuss candidates for Haryana polls on Sunday
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 7:41:35 PM IST
The BJP has called a crucial meeting here on Sunday to discuss the potential candidates for Haryana assembly polls, scheduled to be held on October 21. ... read..


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