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Will not allow RSS to run the country, says Rahul
Agartala | Wednesday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that the RSS would not be allowed to run the country and it is the people of the country, particularly the northeast region, would govern their land and nation. ... read..


Encounter breaks out in J-K's Baramulla
General News | March 20, 2019 9:11:43 PM IST
An encounter broke out on Wednesday between terrorists and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. ... read..


Man arrested for uprooting 30 ATMs in Gurugram region
Gurugram | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
A member of a Mewati gang responsible for uprooting 30 ATMs in the first half of last year and who subsequently went underground has been arrested here, the police saod. ... read..


More N-E people now supporting NPP ideology: Sangma
Shillong | Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Wednesday said people in the northeastern states have started accepting the ideology of the National People's Party (NPP). ... read..


Exhibition on Mahatma Gandhi's life held in Guwhati
Culture | March 20, 2019 8:41:48 PM IST
Commemorating the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the city of Guwahati hosted a seven-day long exhibition that saw a plethora of cultural performances including dance, drama, interactive sessions and songs. ... read..


BJP delegation meets CEC, seeks action against AAP for violating MCC
Politics | March 20, 2019 8:41:47 PM IST
A BJP delegation led by senior leader Vijender Gupta met Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Wednesday to complain against the alleged Model Code of Conduct (MCC) violation by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). ... read..


Out of 27, only 7 Supreme Court judges disclose assets
General News | March 20, 2019 8:41:41 PM IST
Only seven sitting judges of the Supreme Court of India, out of a current strength of 27 judges, have disclosed their assets on the apex court's official website. ... read..


Is this an achievement? Priyanka Gandhi on Nirav Modi's arrest
Politics | March 20, 2019 8:41:39 PM IST
Congress General Secretary for Uttar Pradesh (East) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday took a sarcastic jibe at PM Narendra Modi and the Bharatiya Janata Party for describing the arrest of fugitive businessman Nirav Modi as an achievement and asked who le ... read..


J&K 'missing' file: Bukhari points finger at Mufti
Srinagar | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
A former Minister in the Mehbooba Mufti government, here on Wednesday, alleged that the file related to fake state subject certificates vanished at her door during the PDP-BJP rule in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


President extends Holi greetings
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday greeted the nation on the occasion of Holi, calling it "a celebration of spring and of our sense of fraternity". ... read..


2019 polls most crucial since Independence: Yechury
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
India is facing the "most crucial" elections after Independence where the criterion for deciding whom to vote for will not be the government's mere performance, but the fact that our secular democracy is in peril and has to be saved, said CPI-M General Se ... read..


YS Vivekananda Reddy murder: Daughter demands fair SIT probe, says there were 'no internal clashes' in family
Politics | March 20, 2019 8:11:45 PM IST
Five days after the murder of YS Vivekananda, his daughter YS Sunitha on Wednesday demanded a fair probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), saying that there were no "internal clashes" among family members. ... read..


Litigants of Ayodhya dispute case play Holi
General News | March 20, 2019 8:11:41 PM IST
Primary litigants of the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute- Iqbal Ansari and Mahant Dharamdas played Holi here on Wednesday while contending that 'misunderstanding" must be eliminated to reach a "reasonable" outcome. ... read..


Stalin hits campaign trail from father's birthplace
Chennai | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
A day after releasing the party's Lok Sabha election manifesto, DMK President M.K. Stalin on Wednesday hit the campaign trail from Tiruvarur, his father and former Chief Minister M. Karunanidhi's birthplace. ... read..


Social media sites to axe content in 3 hours
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, agreed on Wednesday to process any request from the Election Commission to take down content within three hours during the 48-hour period before voting days. ... read..


Who let Nirav Modi escape, Priyanka asks BJP (Lead)
Chandauli/Varanasi/Mirzapur | Wednesday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP for describing the arrest of absconding PNB fraud case accused Nirav Modi in London as an achievement, asking who let him flee. ... read..


BJP govt brought back Nirav Modi, will send him back after elections: Oppositon hit out at Centre
Politics | March 20, 2019 7:41:45 PM IST
After fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was arrested in London, the Opposition on Wednesday questioned the BJP-led Central government over the timing of the arrest, particularly when Lok Sabha election is round the corner. ... read..


AAP slams Union Minister Hardip Puri for his "anti-Delhi" stance
Politics | March 20, 2019 7:41:40 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party on Thursday hit back at Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri questioning him his "anti-Delhi" stance. ... read..


'Chowkidar Chor Hai' slogan defamed watchmen: Modi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his "Chowkidar Chor Hai" (watchman is the thief) jibe, saying some people in the last few months have run a disinformation campaign against "chowkidars" (watchmen) fo ... read..


CBI arrests AAI Executive Director for taking bribe
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
The CBI on Wednesday arrested an Executive Director of the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for accepting Rs 4 lakh as bribe from Bright Shine Services, a Chennai-based airport ground handling firm. ... read..


Former NCP leader Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil joins BJP
Politics | March 20, 2019 7:11:46 PM IST
Former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Ranjitsinh Mohite Patil on Wednesday joined Bharatiya Janata Party citing "disappointment" with the NCP top leadership. ... read..


Samjhauta blast case: Special NIA court acquits Aseemanand, 3 others
General News | March 20, 2019 7:41:43 PM IST
A special NIA court on Wednesday acquitted Swami Aseemanand and three others in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case. ... read..


Robert Vadra moves Delhi HC seeking quashing of money laundering case by ED
General News | March 20, 2019 7:11:42 PM IST
Businessman Robert Vadra on Wednesday moved Delhi High Court seeking quashing of an FIR registered by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case for which he has been investigated by the probe agency. ... read..


'Leaders only talk war, don't send kin to fight one'
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Unhappy with political parties preaching war as the only way to teach Pakistan a lesson, S.N. Subbarao, a Gandhian, on Wednesday said parties that ... read..


Indian artists for 58th Venice Biennale announced
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Works of seven modern and contemporary artists, including Nandalal Bose and Atul Dodiya, will figure at the Indian pavilion in its second-ever participation in the prestigious Venice Biennale which begins in May. ... read..


BSP leader Chandraprakash Mishra joins BJP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Chandraprakash Mishra, who contested against Congress President Rahul Gandhi in Amethi in 2004, on Wednesday joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..


Minor raped, murdered by kin, 4 arrested
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
A 12-year old girl was raped and beheaded by three of her brothers and her uncle in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh, the police said on Wednesday. Her uncle, aunt, and two of her brothers were arrested by the police on Monday, while one brother is still ... read..


Only Modi can ensure national security: Palaniswami
Chennai | Wednesday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Wednesday reiterated national security is important for a democratic country like India and only Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the capability to ensure this. ... read..


Gold worth Rs 6.86 lakh seized at Goa airport
General News | March 20, 2019 6:41:57 PM IST
Gold worth Rs 6.86 lakh was seized on Wednesday at Goa International Airport. ... read..


Blackbox data suggests Mirage 2000 crash was not due to pilots' errors, indicates technical malfunction
General News | March 20, 2019 6:41:55 PM IST
Black box data of the Mirage 2000 that crashed in Bengaluru on February 1 killing two Indian Air Force (IAF) pilots has suggested that it was not due to pilot error and indicated towards technical malfunction related to sensors, according to Indian Air Fo ... read..


'Chowkidar Chor Hai' campaign is to insult watchmen: PM Modi
Politics | March 20, 2019 6:41:50 PM IST
Hitting out at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Opposition party's 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' campaign had insulted all the watchmen of the country as the task of the 'naamdaar' (dynast) is to spread hatred. ... read..


Holi celebrated with fervour at Banke Bihari temple
Culture | March 20, 2019 6:41:45 PM IST
The vibrant festival of colours is finally here! Holi is one of the most awaited festivals in India and people absolutely love getting drenched in colours, water and balloons while chanting "Holi Hai." ... read..


Congress leaves 5 seats for Left Front in Bengal
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Amid the ongoing impasse over sharing of seats for the Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal, the Congress on Wednesday decided to leave five seats for the Left Front, but said it would field candidates in the two seats won by the Left parties in the last ge ... read..


ED allowed to question Geelani's son-in-law (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
A court here on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to question Altaf Ahmad Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, and two others who are in judicial custody on charges of funding terrorist activities. ... read..


Robert Vadra moves HC seeking quashing of FIR
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Robert Vadra, brother-in-law of Congress President Rahul Gandhi, knocked the door of the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking quashing of a first information report (FIR) in a money laundering case. ... read..


Man gets life sentence for 2002 Godhra train burning
Ahmedabad | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
A Special SIT Court set up at the Sabarmati Central Jail in Gujarat on Wednesday sentenced one more person to life imprisonment for the 2002 Godhra train carnage. ... read..


Mayawati not to contest LS election (Lead)
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday declared that she will not contest the Lok Sabha elections and asked party activists not to get disheartened over her decision as there were legal provisions for her to get elected within six months. ... read..


Doctors, lawyers, businessmen in MNMs first LS list
Chennai | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Doctors, advocates, a former IPS officer, a retired district judge, and businessmen figure among the candidates fielded by Kamal Haasan's Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) from Lok Sabha seats in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. ... read..


Congress' popular face in Vindhya Himadri joins BJP
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
In a jolt to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh, the party's popular face in the Vidhya region, Himadri Singh, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), here on Wednesday. ... read..


Samjhauta blas case: NIA court rejects Pak national's plea to examine eyewitnesses
General News | March 20, 2019 6:11:53 PM IST
A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday dismissed an application filed by a Pakistani woman for examining eyewitnesses from her country in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case. ... read..


AAP-BJP engage in twitter banter, remind each other of their "unfulfilled promises"
Politics | March 20, 2019 6:11:49 PM IST
With poll campaign in full swing, political parties are not missing any chance to hit out at their rivals. Ruling BJP at the Centre and the party occupying the treasury benches in Delhi state Assembly Aam Admi Party (AAP) were engaged in twitter banter on ... read..


Samjhauta blast case: NIA court rejects Pak national's plea to examine eyewitnesses
General News | March 20, 2019 6:11:47 PM IST
A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday dismissed an application filed by a Pakistani woman for examining eyewitnesses from her country in the 2007 Samjhauta Express blast case. ... read..


NIA court allows ED to quiz Geelani's son-in-law, 2 others in terror funding case
General News | March 20, 2019 6:11:46 PM IST
A special NIA court on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to question Altaf Shah, son-in-law of Kashmiri separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani, besides Zahoor Watali and Naval Kishore inside Tihar jail for three days in connection with a terror fund ... read..


Air Commodore Pathania takes over as AOC of Jammu Air Force Station
General News | March 20, 2019 6:11:44 PM IST
Air Commodore Ajay Singh Pathania on Wednesday took over the command of Air Force station Jammu as the Air Officer Commanding (AOC) from Air Commodore SK Mishra. ... read..


Defence Ministry clears policy guidelines for selection of shipyards for major warship, submarine building projects of Indian Navy, Coast Guard
General News | March 20, 2019 7:11:49 PM IST
The Ministry of Defence on Wednesday cleared fresh policy guidelines for selection of shipyards for major warship and submarine building projects of the Indian Navy and Coast Guard, according to government sources. ... read..


J&K Governor praises boy on receiving Shaurya Chakra
Jammu | Wednesday, 2019 5:45:04 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Wednesday congratulated the Kashmiri boy on receiving the 'Shaurya Chakra' for tackling militants in the Shopian district. ... read..


PMO should be called 'Publicity Minister's Office', says Rahul
Politics | March 20, 2019 5:42:02 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he has converted the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) into the "Publicity Minister's Office". ... read..


Paintings, cars of Nirav Modi to be auctioned
General News | March 20, 2019 7:41:46 PM IST
A special court under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) has granted permission to the Income Tax Department (I-T) to auction the paintings and cars of Nirav Modi, the fugitive businessman whom the Scotland Yard arrested on Tuesday afternoon (l ... read..


Varanasi: After Priyanka Gandhi garlands Shastri's statue, BJP workers 'purify' it with 'Gangajal'
Politics | March 20, 2019 5:41:59 PM IST
BJP workers on Wednesday "purified" a statue of former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri with 'Gangajal' after it was garlanded by Congress general secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi.The party workers alleged that the garlanding ... read..


J-K receives fresh snow, farmers expect bumper production
General News | March 20, 2019 5:41:57 PM IST
High altitude areas witnessed fresh snowfall and plains in Jammu and Kashmir were lashed with rains on Wednesday. ... read..


Priyanka Gandhi Vadra concludes her Ganga Yatra
Politics | March 20, 2019 5:41:53 PM IST
Congress general secretary for eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday culminated her three-day Ganga Yatra by offering prayers at Vishwanath temple here. ... read..


IT Dept attaches Rs 225 cr worth assets of Mayawati's ex-Secy Netram
General News | March 20, 2019 5:41:50 PM IST
The Income Tax Department has attached assets worth Rs 225 crore of retired IAS officer Netram, a former secretary of BSP supremo Mayawati, in connection with a disproportionate assets case. ... read..


Sumalatha Ambareesh files nomination from Mandya LS seat
Politics | March 20, 2019 5:41:44 PM IST
Sumalatha Ambareesh, the veteran actor and wife of late former Congress lawmaker MH Ambareesh, on Wednesday filed her nomination papers as an independent candidate from Mandya parliamentary constituency as an independent candidate for the ensuing Lok Sabh ... read..


Long time before Nirav Modi is extradited: Top UK law expert
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
It could probably be a long time before absconding Mumbai diamantaire Nirav Modi - who was arrested by the London Police on Wednesdy - would actually face the extradition process initiated by the Indian government, a top British law expert said on Wednesd ... read..


Pramod Sawant wins trust vote in Goa (Roundup)
Panaji | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the Goa Assembly and pledged to carry forward his late predecessor Manohar Parrikar's vision of "positive thinking". ... read..


BJP, Congress field star campaigners in Uttarakhand
Dehradun | Wednesday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Campaigning for the April 11 Lok Sabha election in Uttarakhand is set to heat up when top politicians and film stars hit the campaign trail. ... read..


Congress-NC alliance for Lok Sabha polls in J&K (Lead)
Jammu | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The Congress and the National Conference (NC) on Wednesday announced a pre-poll alliance for the Lok Sabha polls in Jammu and Kashmir but said there will be "s friendly contest" in Anantnag and Baramulla. ... read..


No deadlock in Mahagathbandhan over seats: Tejashwi
Patna | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav has denied reports of a deadlock over seats in the "Mahagathbandhan" (Grand Alliance) in Bihar, saying it has been finalised and will be announced after the Holi. ... read..


ED set to question Geelani's son-in-law
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
A court here on Wednesday allowed the Enforcement Directorate to question Altaf Ahmad Shah, son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Geelani, and others who are in judicial custody on charges of funding terrorist activities. ... read..


Diamantaire Nirav Modi arrested in London (Lead)
London/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Fourteen months after he fled India, fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was on Wednesday arrested in London on charges of defrauding on a huge loan taken from the Punjab National Bank (PNB), official sources said. ... read..


Holi is here, caution advised
Fitness | March 20, 2019 4:41:42 PM IST
Holi is here again and revellers are all geared up to enjoy the festival of colours. ... read..


Dharwad builidng collapese: IAF airlifts NDRF teams to Hubli
General News | March 20, 2019 4:41:41 PM IST
Indian Air Force has airlifted two teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) to Karnataka's Hubli to undertake rescue operations after an under-construction building collapsed at Dharwad.The airlift of the NDRF teams was carried using strategic tra ... read..


TRS hits century as 9th Congress MLA defects
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
The ruling TRS' tally in the Telangana Assembly reached 100 on Wednesday as another MLA of the main opposition Congress party switched loyalty. ... read..


BJP may deny tickets to sitting MPs in Jharkhand
Ranchi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
With winnability being emphasised as the main criterion in deciding candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, Jharkhand's ruling BJP may deny tickets to some of its sitting MPs. ... read..


Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins trust vote (Second Lead)
Panaji | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state Assembly and pledged to carry forward his late predecessor Manohar Parrikar's vision of "positive thinking". ... read..


Exodus continues from BJD as MP, MLA resign
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
The exodus from the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in Odisha continued with Kandhamal MP Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh and Daspalla MLA Purna Chandra Nayak resigning from the party on Wednesday. ... read..


JGU launches report on higher education in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
The Jindal Global University (JGU) has launched a report on improving higher education quality in India, a statement from the university said on Wednesday. ... read..


Death toll touched 5 in Dharwad building collapse
General News | March 20, 2019 4:12:06 PM IST
The death toll in Tuesday's Dharwad building collapse has touched five. ... read..


RS Prasad tears into Cong for 'derogatory' remarks against PM Modi
Politics | March 20, 2019 4:12:03 PM IST
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday hit out at Congress leaders for making "derogatory" remarks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his blog on dynastic politics. ... read..


India call off Coast Guard meet with Pakistan after Pulwama attack
General News | March 20, 2019 4:11:57 PM IST
A dialogue between the Coast Guards of India and Pakistan scheduled to be held from March 6-9 in Pakistan has been cancelled, sources said. ... read..


Andhra Governor flags off Ameerpet to Hi-Tec City metro rail stretch
General News | March 20, 2019 4:11:56 PM IST
Governor of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana E.S.L. Narasimhan on Wednesday inaugurated the much-awaited metro rail services to Hi-Tec City, the IT hub of Hyderabad. ... read..


Defence Ministry clears proposal to buy 10 lakh 'Made in India' hand grenades for Army
General News | March 20, 2019 4:11:54 PM IST
Defence Ministry on Wednesday cleared a major project for the Indian Army for the acquisition of 10 lakh 'Made in India' multi-mode hand grenades, sources said. ... read..


SC to hear on Monday Oppn plea for VVPAT count
General News | March 20, 2019 4:11:53 PM IST
The Supreme Court will resume on Monday after the Holi break hearing on several pending matters including a petition by 21 opposition leaders seeking random count of VVPAT slips of at least 50 per cent EVMs in each Assembly constituency before declaratio ... read..


Fugitive diamond merchant Nirav Modi arrested in London
General News | March 20, 2019 4:11:51 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday said that diamond merchant Nirav Modi has been arrested in London, and would be produced in the court later today. ... read..


Bihar Mahagathbandhan seat sharing will be formally announce after Holi : Tejashwi Yadav
Politics | March 20, 2019 4:11:50 PM IST
Amid reports of ongoing tussle between Congress and RJD over seat sharing in Bihar, RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav on Wednesday said that the Bihar "Mahagathbandhan" (grand alliance) is 'intact' and formal announcement of seat sharing arrangement among the all ... read..


Shashi Tharoor moves EC against BJP
Politics | March 20, 2019 4:11:48 PM IST
Lok Sabha MP Shashi Tharoor filed a complaint with the Kerala Chief Electoral Officer against Bharatiya Janata Party and Sabarimala Karma Samithi accusing them of making the malicious attempt in a bid to appeal to religious sentiments of voters. ... read..


Congress, National Conference announce pre-poll alliance in J-K
General News | March 20, 2019 4:11:45 PM IST
The Congress and the National Conference (NC) announced an alliance for the Lok Sabha polls on Wednesday in Jammu and Kashmir and with Congress set to contest from Jammu and Udhampur while NC chief Farooq Abdullah will contest from Srinagar. ... read..


Transgenders get political space in poll season
Politics | March 20, 2019 4:11:42 PM IST
The ensuing Lok Sabha polls have brought a ray of hope for transgenders with many from their community being roped in by several political parties for various posts. ... read..


Delhi HC extends interim stay on trial court proceedings aginst TTV Dinakaran till March 27
General News | March 20, 2019 4:11:41 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday extended an interim stay till March 27 on the proceedings in the trial court against Amma Makkal Munetra Kazhagam (AMMK) chief TTV Dinakaran in connection with the 'two leaves' symbol bribery case. ... read..


Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi arrested in London
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi was on Wednesday arrested in London in connection with a Rs 3,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan default case, official sources here said. ... read..


'Gobar-wood' to reduce pollution levels in Agra this holi
Agra | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
An experimental project to produce "gobar-wood" for holi has offered new hope to bring down pollution levels in the Taj city. ... read..


HC allows JNUSU to attend welfare meetings
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday granted interim relief to the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU) to attend important welfare meetings, staying a varsity's notification till July 17. ... read..


Dynastic politics destroyed institutions: Modi
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked the Congress for its "dynastic politics" and said its biggest casualty are the institutions. ... read..


Alphons, Vadakan likely to figure in Kerala BJP list
Kochi | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Among those likely to figure in the list of candidates of the Kerala BJP, includes Union Tourism Minister K.J. Alphons and new entrant and former Congress spokesperson Tom Vadakkan, besides senior state leaders. ... read..


Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu to fight LS polls
Amaravati | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Actor and Jana Sena leader Pawan Kalyan's brother Naga Babu on Wednesday joined the party and was immediately named the party candidate for the Narsapuram Lok Sabha constituency in Andhra Pradesh. ... read..


NCP jolted as ex-Maharashtra Dy CM's son joins BJP
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2019 3:45:04 PM IST
Ranjitsinh V. Mohite-Patil, son of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) MP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil, was formally welcomed into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis here on Wednesday. ... read..


Floriculture in Himachal to get boost
Shimla | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Floriculture in Himachal Pradesh is to get a boost as the Dr Y.S. Parmar University and Forestry's research station has been designated as the 'lead centre of dahlia testing' in the country, the university said on Wednesday. ... read..


Congress alone can protect Northeast people: Rahul
Imphal | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said it is his party alone which can protect the culture, language and history of the people of the Northeast, and claimed to have blocked the passing of the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016 in the Rajya Sabh ... read..


CPI-M issues second list of candidates for LS polls
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The CPI-M on Wednesday named 20 more candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


NC, Congress announce pre-poll pact
Jammu | Wednesday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
The Congress and the National Conference on Wednesday announced a seat-sharing pact for the Lok Sabha elections in Jammu and Kashmir but will have "friendly fights" in two places -- Baramulla and Anantnag. ... read..


Karnataka building crash toll rises to 4 (Lead)
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
The death toll in the collapse of a multi-storey commercial building under construction in Dharwad in Karnataka on Wednesday rose to four, police said on Wednesday. ... read..


Former BJP MP joins Congress, may contest LS polls
Patna | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
Former BJP MP from Bihar's Purnea district, Uday Singh, on Wednesday joined the Congress and is likely to contest the Lok Sabha polls from the Purnea seat. ... read..


Goa CM Pramod Sawant wins trust vote (Lead)
Panaji | Wednesday, 2019 2:45:06 PM IST
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the trust vote in the state Assembly. ... read..


Mayawati says she will not contest LS polls
General News | March 20, 2019 2:41:58 PM IST
BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday announced that she will not contest the ensuing Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


Death toll 3 in Dharwad building collapse, inquiry will be ordered: Karnataka Minister
General News | March 20, 2019 2:41:57 PM IST
An inquiry will be ordered in yesterday's Dharwad building collapse in which the death toll touched three, said Karnataka Revenue Minister RV Deshpande on Wednesday. He also said that those injured will be treated free of cost. ... read..


CRPF not to celebrate Holi in the wake of Pulwama attack
General News | March 20, 2019 2:41:54 PM IST
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) will not hold any official function to celebrate Holi anywhere in the country in solidarity with the families of its personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack, its chief R R Bhatnagar said on Wednesday. ... read..


Hindu Yuva Vahini member beaten up by Congress workers in Raebareli
Politics | March 20, 2019 2:41:51 PM IST
Several Congress workers on Sunday allegedly thrashed a Hindu Yuva Vahini (HVY) member in full public view for stopping them from raising anti-Prime Minister Narendra Modi slogans, like 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' in Sonia Gandhi's home turf Raebareli. ... read..


CM Pramod Sawant wins floor test in Goa assembly
Politics | March 20, 2019 2:41:46 PM IST
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday won the floor test in the state Assembly after 20 MLAs including 11 from BJP and 3 each from Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), Goa Forward Party (GFP) and Independents voted in his favour. ... read..


Army inducts new Sniper rifles to reply to ceasefire violations by Pak along LoC
General News | March 20, 2019 2:41:42 PM IST
The Army has provided advanced sniper rifles to its troops posted along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Kashmir Valley and Jammu region to retaliate ceasefire violation by Pakistan. ... read..


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