Monday, September 23, 2019

JD-S not to ally with Congress for Karnataka bypolls: Ramesh Babu
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 7:41:33 PM IST
Janata Dal-Secular National General Secretary Ramesh Babu said on Saturday that the party will not have alliance with the Congress for the forthcoming bye-elections to 15 Assembly seats in Karnataka. ... read..

Delhi: Farmers halt protest at NH-24 after government agrees to five of their demands
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 7:41:31 PM IST
Farmers from Uttar Pradesh halted their protest at NH-24 on Saturday after the government agreed to five of their demands. The farmers also stated that their delegation was assured by the Agriculture Ministry officials that their remaining demands will be ... read..

No probe agency has defined the criminal act' in my father's arrest: Karti Chidambaram
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 7:41:29 PM IST
MP and son of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, Karti Chidambaram tweeted a letter on Saturday criticizing his father's arrest by the government and charged that no investigative agency has been able to define the 'criminal act'. ... read..

GPCC President complains about 'pathetic' road conditions in state, writes to CM
Panaji (Goa) | September 21, 2019 7:41:27 PM IST
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar on Saturday wrote a letter to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant complaining about the 'pathetic' road conditions in the state and demanding to take strict action against those responsible for the ... read..

Naidu's house in Amaravati served demolition notice
Amaravati | Saturday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh authorities on Saturday served another demolition notice to the owner of the house in which former chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu resides here. ... read..

Chandrayaan 2 is a huge success: ISRO chief
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 21, 2019 7:11:48 PM IST
ISRO chairman K Sivan on Saturday said that the Chandrayaan 2 mission is a huge success. ... read..

UP: Crocodile rescued from Naya Ganj area in Shahjahanpur
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 7:11:40 PM IST
Police on Saturday said a crocodile was rescued from a residential area in Naya Ganj district of Uttar Pradesh. ... read..

ED arrests IT firm director in bank fraud case
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 7:11:39 PM IST
Enforcement Directorate has arrested the Chief Managing Director of an IT firm in connection with a bank fraud case amounting to more than Rs 800 crores. ... read..

EC announces by-polls to 4 out of 7 Assembly seats in Gujarat, Cong cries foul
Ahmedabad (Gujarat) | September 21, 2019 7:11:37 PM IST
With the announcement of the schedule for the by-polls to four of seven vacant seats in Gujarat, the Congress party on Saturday slammed the Election Commission of India (ECI) for not holding elections simultaneously to the rest of three vacant seats. ... read..

K'taka: HD Deve Gowda rules out alliance with Congress in assembly by-polls
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 7:11:35 PM IST
Janata Dal (Secular) president HD Deve Gowda on Saturday ruled out the possibility of an alliance with Congress party ahead of by-polls in 15 constituencies of Karnataka. ... read..

Kerala: Environmental organisation conducts beach cleaning programme in Trivandrum
Trivandrum (Kerala) | September 21, 2019 7:11:32 PM IST
In a bid to save the nature and fight the menace of plastic, an environmental organisation, 'Thanal' here on Saturday conducted a programme called 'Plastic Taskforce'. ... read..

A look at how India, Pakistan faced off at UNGA since 2014
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech at the 74th session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27 comes four years after he last addressed the top world body. ... read..

Haryana, Maharashtra to go to polls on Oct 21; counting on Oct 24
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Assembly elections for the 288-member Maharashtra and 90-member Haryana assembly will be held on October 21, the Election Commission said on Saturday. The results will be declared on October 24. ... read..

MP: 4 injured after double storey building collapses in Indore
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 6:41:48 PM IST
In a tragic incident, four people were injured after a double-storey building collapsed here on Saturday. ... read..

'If you have so much confidence in yourself, fight the elections alone,' Tejashwi tells Nitish Kumar
Patna (Bihar) | September 21, 2019 6:41:46 PM IST
Fight the upcoming Assembly elections alone if he has so much belief in himself, Leader of Opposition in the Bihar Legislative Assembly Tejashwi Yadav told Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday. ... read..

Bihar: BJP leader makes veiled attack on Nitish Kumar
Patna (Bihar) | September 21, 2019 6:41:45 PM IST
In a veiled attack on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sanjay Paswan on Saturday said that "some people are high on arrogance assuming that Bihar is functioning because of them". ... read..

Assembly polls an opportunity to change country's atmosphere: Aurangabad MP
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) | September 21, 2019 6:41:37 PM IST
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen MP Imtiyaz Jaleel on Saturday said that the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana posed an opportunity for the public to 'change the atmosphere in the country'. ... read..

Mahatma Gandhi 150th Birth Anniversary: Sonia Gandhi to participatein Congress event at Rajghat
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 6:41:36 PM IST
As part of Congress party's week-long plans for observing the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi will be taking part in an event at Rajghat on October 2. ... read..

Haryana: Vij predicts huge victory for BJP, JJP foresees chaos for ruling party
Ambala (Haryana) | September 21, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
Haryana Cabinet Minister Anil Vij on Saturday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will surely win more than 75 seats in the 90-member House in the coming Assembly polls. ... read..

Upcoming by-elections will decide current govt's fate: Kumaraswamy
Mysuru (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 6:41:30 PM IST
Janata Dal (Secular) leader and HD Kumaraswamy on Saturday said that there will be no coalition with Congress in the upcoming by-elections and these elections will decide the fate of the present government in the state. ... read..

2 kg of suspected crystal like narcotic material detected at Kochi airport
Kochi (Kerala) | September 21, 2019 6:41:28 PM IST
Over 2 kilograms of suspected crystal-like narcotic material was detected from a concealed chamber of a passenger's bag, security officials of Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) said on Saturday. ... read..

As India preps to address another UNGA session, we remember Sushma Swaraj's contributions
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 7:11:46 PM IST
It is often said that the presence of people can be felt long after they've left for higher places. Nothing stands truer, as the next UN General Assembly session fast approaches, without the presence of one of India's most beloved leaders, Sushma Swaraj. ... read..

Andhra Pradesh: CRDA serves notice to demolish several structures at Naidu's rented house
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 6:11:44 PM IST
The Andhra Pradesh Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) has issued a final notice for the demolition of several structures at the rented house of former Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on the banks of Krishna river in Vundavalli area here. ... read..

Assembly polls: VVPAT slip count at 5 polling stations in each seat
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 6:11:43 PM IST
Every polling station in Haryana and Maharashtra will have Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) along with Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and there will be VVPAT slips count of five randomly- selected polling stations in each assembly constituency. ... read..

Apple production soars due to high-density plants in Kashmir
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 21, 2019 6:11:39 PM IST
The production of apples is in full swing in Kashmir valley with the help of High-Density Plants (HDP). These plants, which are used at a larger scale, not only produce good quality of apples but also provide with a better quantity. ... read..

EC fixed elections dates according to its 'convenience': Mallikarjun Kharge
Kalaburagi (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 6:11:36 PM IST
Criticising the Election Commission (EC) senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday said that it fixed the dates for the Assembly elections in Maharashtra and Haryana as per its own "convenience". ... read..

Saradha chit fund scam: Rajeev Kumar's phone off, not responding to e-mails, says CBI
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 6:11:35 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday informed a local court here that IPS officer Rajeev Kumar's phone is switched off and he is not responding to his e-mails. ... read..

Muzaffarpur: Tejashwi Yadav visits SKMCH to take stock of AES
Muzaffarpur (Bihar) | September 21, 2019 6:11:33 PM IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Saturday paid a visit to Shrikrishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) here to take stock of the current Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) situation in the hospital. ... read..

Observe silence period on all forms of media, EC tells political parties
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 6:11:32 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..

DMK, Congress to contest their seats in TN, P'cherry bye polls
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 21, 2019 6:11:29 PM IST
The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Congress will contest one seat each in Tamil Nadu in the coming Assembly bye-elections while Congress will contest the lone seat in Puducherry bye-poll. ... read..

Another accused held in Graham Staines murder case in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Over 20 years after Australian missionary Graham Staines and his two sons were burnt to death by a mob in Odisha, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrested another absconding accused in the case. ... read..

Newly elected Kerala Guv meets President Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 5:41:42 PM IST
Arif Mohammed Khan, the newly appointed Governor of Kerala called on President Ram Nath Kovind at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday. ... read..

Congress Party likely to get new headquarters in New Delhi on its Foundation Day in December
By Siddharth Sharma

New Delhi | September 21, 2019 5:41:40 PM IST
The Congress party is likely to get its new headquarters this year on its Foundation Day which falls on December 28. ... read..

Foreigners have no right to stay in India without permission: Haryana CM
Chandigarh (Haryana) | September 21, 2019 5:41:38 PM IST
Supporting the implementation of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in all states, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday said the citizens of other countries have no right to stay in India without permission. ... read..

All is not well in JD(U)-BJP alliance, says RJD leader Raghuvansh
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 5:41:37 PM IST
Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Raghuvansh Prasad Singh on Friday said that all is not well in the Janata Dal (United)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance in Bihar. ... read..

J-K: Pak violates ceasefire in Mendhar sector
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 21, 2019 5:41:35 PM IST
Pakistani troops violated ceasefire in Mendhar sector of Poonch district on Saturday. ... read..

Cong to fight on issues of farmers, common people in Maharashtra, Haryana
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 5:41:34 PM IST
The Congress will raise the issues affecting the daily lives of the common people and the plight of farmers during campaigning for the upcoming elections in Maharashtra and Haryana next month, said the party's spokesperson Pawan Khera on Saturday. ... read..

Andhra: Jagan Mohan Reddy conducts aerial survey of flood affected Kurnool district
Kurnool (Andhra Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 5:41:30 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected parts of the district on Saturday. ... read..

UP Farmers' protest: Priyanka Gandhi comes down heavily on BJP govt
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 5:41:27 PM IST
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday came down heavily on BJP-led Central government for preventing the farmers from entering the national capital to raise their demands. ... read..

Woman shot dead in Delhi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
A 52-year-old woman was shot dead here on Saturday by bike-borne miscreants. ... read..

PoK, Gilgit-Baltistan crying for freedom from Pakistan
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
While Pakistan will be aiming to get the worlds focus on Jammu and Kashmir at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), the atrocities committed by it in parts of the state under its illegal occupation have been time and again highlighted by the locals who want fre ... read..

Delhi: STF launches anti-encroachment drive at Meena Bazar
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 5:11:44 PM IST
Officials on Saturday carried out an anti-encroachment drive in the Meena Bazar here on the orders of the High Court. ... read..

Amit Shah urges people to re-elect BJP to power in Maharashtra, Haryana
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 5:11:42 PM IST
Welcoming the Election Commission's (EC) announcement of Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections, Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday urged the people in both the poll-bound states to vote in huge numbers and re-elect the BJP with a huge majority. ... read..

Celebrate the Bhaav and Bandish of Thumri at the 3 day Thumri Festival in Delhi
Delhi | September 21, 2019 4:47:27 PM IST
The 3 day Thumri festival is scheduled to begin on 23rd September 2019.

Delhi has a rich classical music tradition & culture is the best way to send messages of harmony: Dy CM

Many renowned artists will perform at the event to promote the glory ... read..

Congress appoints ex-journalist as spokesperson
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The Congress on Saturday appointed Supriya Shrinate, a former Delhi-based journalist and daughter of late Uttar Pradesh MP Harsh Vardhan, as the party spokesperson. ... read..

Madras HC Chief Justice V.K. Tahilramani's resignation accepted
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
The President has accepted the resignation of Madras High Court Chief Justice Vijaya Kamlesh Tahilramani. According to a notification, her resignation has been accepted with effect from September 6. ... read..

K'taka: Varsity develops 'Green' library to motivate reading among students
Shivamogga (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 4:41:40 PM IST
To encourage reading habits in students, a university here has created a Green library in the campus here to help students devote more time in reading books, journals. ... read..

Fadnavis urges people to vote in upcoming Assembly elections in Maharashtra
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 21, 2019 4:41:38 PM IST
After the announcement of Assembly election polls in Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Saturday urged people to participate in huge numbers in the voting process for the upcoming elections. ... read..

BJP will win in both Haryana and Maharashtra, asserts Vijay Goel
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 4:41:35 PM IST
BJP MP Vijay Goel on Saturday said that in both Haryana and Maharashtra, his party will form the government and that people know it very well. His comments came soon after the Election Commission announced the dates of Assembly elections to be held in bot ... read..

Rajasthan: Transport department drivers asked to display photo of family on dashboard
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | September 21, 2019 4:41:32 PM IST
In a bid to make them drive safely, the Rajasthan governnment has asked that the drivers of vehicles associated with state transport department will have to put a postcard size coloured photograph of themselves with their family members on the dashboard. ... read..

NIA conducts raid in Tirunelveli to probe TN-Kerala ISIS module
Tirunelveli (Tamil Nadu) | September 21, 2019 6:41:39 PM IST
A five-member National Investigation Agency (NIA) team from Kochi conducted a raid here as a follow up to probe the Tamil Nadu-Kerala ISIS module. ... read..

EC asks parties not to use plastic, polythene in poll material
General News | September 21, 2019 4:41:27 PM IST
New Delhi[India], Sep 21 (ANI) In line with the 'banish single-use plastic' drive in the country, The Election Commission on Saturday asked political parties, candidates and their agents in Haryana and Maharashtra to desist from using plastic, polythene ... read..

BJP asks its leaders to participate in e-auction of gifts presented to PM Modi
By Kumar Gaurav

New Delhi | September 21, 2019 4:11:40 PM IST
BJP has written to its state presidents and other party leaders to participate in the E-auction held by Ministry of Culture and Tourism at National Gallery of Modern Art as the funds collected from the auction will be given for Namami Gange project. ... read..

Bihar: Jailed legislator Anant Singh's wife meets Governor
Patna (Bihar) | September 21, 2019 4:11:38 PM IST
Jailed legislator Anant Singh's wife Neelam Devi met Governor Phagu Chauhan here on Saturday seeking justice for her husband. ... read..

C'garh: Locals receive electricity bills without supply in Balrampur
Balrampur (Chhattisgarh) | September 21, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
The locals in Pateri Para of Sanawal village here claimed that they have received electricity bills without having electricity supply in their area. ... read..

UP: Two dead, several injured after blast in house storing illegal crackers
Etah (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 4:11:31 PM IST
At least two people lost their lives after a blast on Saturday morning in a house storing illegal crackers. ... read..

Congress might face tough time from rebels in bye-elections in Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 4:11:29 PM IST
With Election Commission announcing Assembly bye-elections in Karnataka, Congress may face a tough time from its own rebel MLAs, who were disqualified during the political crisis last month, and may contest the bye polls. ... read..

UP: Top official visits Ayodhya to take stock of 'deepotsav' festival preparations
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 4:11:28 PM IST
A top Uttar Prades official on Saturday visited Ayodhya to take the stock of the preparations for 'deepotsav', the festival of lamps scheduled to be celebrated on October 26. ... read..

India's focus on retrieving PoK gets assertion
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
While Pakistan is set to rake up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN General Assembly (UNGA), India is increasingly turning focus on Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) amidst its aspiration to retrieve it "someday". ... read..

After UNHRC, Pakistan to misuse forum of UN General Assembly
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Just over 10 days ago when Pakistan raked up the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), India termed it as a "misuse" of the platform and cautioned the global body to guard against such attempts. ... read..

At UNGA, Modi to focus on developmental agenda
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Against the backdrop of recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir, all eyes are on the UN General Assembly (UNGA), especially the speeches that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan will make during the session there. ... read..

Thousands of crores would be saved through reverse tendering of projects bidded under TDP regime: AP Irrigation Minister
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 3:41:34 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Irrigation Minister P Anil Kumar said on Saturday that thousands of crores of public money would be saved through the reverse tendering process of the projects bidded under TDP government. ... read..

Maharashtra, Haryana will go to polls on Oct 21, counting on Oct 24
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 3:41:31 PM IST
Maharashtra and Haryana will elect new Assemblies on October 21 in a single phase and the votes will be counted on Oct 24 in polls that will test the strength of parties including the ruling BJP after its massive victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May ... read..

Haryana, Maharashtra to go for polls on Oct 21; MCC comes into effect
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | September 21, 2019 3:41:30 PM IST
The Election Commission on Saturday announced that the single-phase Assembly elections for the 288-member Maharashtra and 90-member Haryana Assembly will be held on October 21, while the counting of votes will be done on October 24. ... read..

Mass production of 'Bhabha Kavach' held up due to pending test
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
Bulk production of the 'Bhabha Kavach', India's indigenously developed bullet-proof jacket is yet to kick-start because of an additional bullet-speed test that is pending with its maker. The test will ensure that the jacket complies with the specification ... read..

Slow traffic movement in Anand Vihar due to farmers protest at NH-24
Anand Vihar (New Delhi) | September 21, 2019 3:11:37 PM IST
The protest march by the Uttar Pradesh farmers on Saturday at the NH-24 Delhi-UP border resulted in slow down of traffic at the Anand Vihar area. ... read..

WB: CBI visits CID headquarters to enquire about Kolkata ex-cop Rajeev Kumar
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 3:11:36 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday visited Criminal Investigation Department (CID) situated in Bhabani Bhaban area to enquire if the organisation is in contact with Rajeev Kumar. ... read..

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to interact with foreign media on Sept 24 in Delhi
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 3:11:34 PM IST
Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat will interact with representatives of the foreign media on September 24 to clear any misconceptions they may have about the organisation, an RSS functionary said here on Saturday. ... read..

Govt should consider demands of protesting farmers: BSP
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Sudhindra Bhadoria on Saturday claimed that the farmers are reeling under poverty and that the government must fulfill their demand in order to uplift them. ... read..

ED is 'desperate' to keep D K Shivakumar in jail, Abhishek Manu Singhvi tells court
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 3:11:28 PM IST
The counsel appearing for Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar in a money laundering case on Saturday told a Delhi court that the Enforcement Directorate (ED) is "desperate" to keep the latter in jail. ... read..

Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary: Yeddyurappa to conduct video conference meeting with Amit Shah
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 2:41:40 PM IST
Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa on Saturday said that Home Minister Amit Shah and BJP's national working president JP Nadda will hold a meeting with him today through video conference to discuss plans for Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary celebratio ... read..

BJP's election campaign will centre around its move on Kashmir, party has nothing to show for as achievements: Kapil Sibal
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 2:41:39 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party's election campaign in the states of Haryana and Maharashtra would centre around its move to revoke Article 370 when considered how the party has nothing to show for as achievements in the face of rampant unemployment and econom ... read..

Amit Shah holds meeting on economic slowdown
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 2:41:36 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday held a meeting with the chief ministers of various BJP-ruled states on the economic slowdown, at the party headquarters here, the sources said. ... read..

Upper air cyclonic circulation lies over WC Bay of Bengal: IMD
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 2:41:35 PM IST
The upper air cyclonic circulation is now lying over West Central of Bay of Bengal off north Andhra Pradesh coast, the India Meteorological Department said on Saturday. ... read..

Chandrayaan-2 orbiter doing very well, no communication with lander: ISRO Chief
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 21, 2019 2:41:31 PM IST
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chief K Sivan on Saturday said that the Chandrayaan-2 orbiter is doing very well and the eight instruments in the orbiter are doing exactly what they're meant to do. ... read..

Honeytrap has many leaders and bureaucrats in trouble
Indore | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
The high-profile honeytrap case that could embarrass several bureaucrats, politicians and other officials of the state government is likely to echo in the media for some time to come. The case exposed on Thursday has baffled the authorities for the ease w ... read..

Centre-State showdown over hefty traffic fines, matter reaches the desk of Attorney General
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Hefty fines imposed on traffic violations under the new Motor Vehicle (MV) Act has finally snowballed into a major showdown between state governments and the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH). The disagreement over the fines between st ... read..

Over 4 million people strike for climate action
New York | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Over four million people took to the streets, kicking off a week of actions in which more than 5,800 events will take place in 163 countries in all corners of the globe, organisers estimate on Saturday. ... read..

Bhubaneswar: One more elephant dies due to Herpes Virus infection
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 21, 2019 2:11:40 PM IST
A sub-adult female elephant Gouri died allegedly due to herpes virus infection while undergoing treatment at Nandankanan zoo here. ... read..

Bomb threat letter to Registrar General of Karnataka HC, police registers FIR
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 2:11:37 PM IST
An FIR has been registered in connection with a bomb threat letter to the Registrar General of Karnataka High Court by a person who claimed himself belonging to "International Khalistan Support Group". ... read..

By-elections for 1 LS, 64 Assembly to be held on Oct 21
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 2:11:35 PM IST
Bye-elections to Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar and 64 Assembly constituencies across 17 states and Puducherry Union Territory, including the seats held by disqualified MLAs in Karnataka and 11 seats in Uttar Pradesh, will be held on Oct 21. ... read..

WB Governor meets Jadavpur University's V-C at hospital
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 2:11:29 PM IST
West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday met Jadavpur University's Vice-Chancellor Suranjan Das and Pro-Vice-Chancellor Pradip Ghosh at AMRI Hospital, where they are currently undergoing treatment following the clashes at the university. ... read..

UP: 3 killed over land dispute in Mau district
Mau (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 2:11:28 PM IST
At least three people were killed over an alleged land dispute here on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday. ... read..

Bengaluru: Thousands of dead fishes floating in Sheelavantanakere lake at Nallurahalli
Bengaluru | September 21, 2019 2:11:26 PM IST
Thousands of dead fishes on Saturday were reported to be floating in the Sheelavantanakere lake in Nallurahalli, Bengaluru. ... read..

K'taka: Indian Coast Guard conducts beach cleaning campaign in Karwar
Uttara Kannada (Karnataka) | September 21, 2019 1:41:33 PM IST
On World Cleanup Day, members of the Indian Coast Guard conducted a beach cleaning campaign at various beaches in Karwar here on Saturday. ... read..

Int'l Coastal Clean-up Day: Thousands of volunteers clean up litter at Edward Elliot's Beach in Chennai
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 21, 2019 1:41:29 PM IST
People from all walks of life in Chennai gathered at the Edward Elliot's Beach to participate in the cleanup drive on the occasion of International Coastal Clean-up Day (ICCD) on Saturday. ... read..

Farmers' march: 11 member farmers delegation to meet Agricultural Ministry officials
General News | September 21, 2019 1:11:38 PM IST
After police stopped the protesting farmers from marching towards Kisan Ghat in Delhi, an 11-member delegation of farmers will be meeting officials at the Ministry of Agriculture, allegedly in their last-ditch attempt to have their demands accepted by the ... read..

Navratri celebrations in Rajkot: Craftsmen portray message of united India and Article 370 through art
Rajkot (Gujarat) | September 21, 2019 1:11:32 PM IST
From the past few days, pavements shop selling potteries across Rajkot have been displaying colourful clay pots, a tradition that is followed every Navratri. But this time, the shopkeepers are spreading the message of united India and are hailing Centre's ... read..

TN: 8-year-old visually impaired girl plays piano in Coimbatore
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) | September 21, 2019 1:11:31 PM IST
An 8-year-old visually impaired girl incredibly plays the piano in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. ... read..

Maharashtra, Haryana poll schedule announced, Model Code of Conduct comes into effect
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 1:11:29 PM IST
The Election Commission on Saturday announced that the single-phase voting for Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections will be held on October 21, while counting of votes will take place on October 24. ... read..

ICG Rajveer seizes 1,160 kg of banned drugs near Port Blair
Port Blair | September 21, 2019 1:11:26 PM IST
Indian Coast Guard (ICG) ship Rajveer on Thursday seized 1,160 kilograms of banned drugs being supplied to a South-East Asian country via a vessel with six-member Myanmarese crew, Coast Guard Inspector General Manish Pathak said on Saturday. ... read..

One killed, 4 injured in Bihar's Bettiah explosion
Bettiah (Bihar) | September 21, 2019 12:41:40 PM IST
At least one person was killed and four others were injured following an explosion in a house here on Saturday. ... read..

GST exemption on defence goods will enhance defence preparedness: Defence Secretary
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 12:41:36 PM IST
Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar on Saturday said the decision to exempt GST on imported defence items up to 2024 will greatly benefit defence preparedness in the country. ... read..

Delhi: Cleanliness drive organised at Yamuna ghat on World Cleanup Day
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 12:41:34 PM IST
As a part of the Namami Gange project, a cleanliness drive was organised at Yamuna ghat near Kalindi Kunj on World Cleanup Day on Saturday in which many young volunteers participated. ... read..

RSS expresses concern over growth rate of Muslims outstripping Hindus growth rate
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | September 21, 2019 12:41:31 PM IST
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has expressed grave concern over the exponential growth rate of Muslims outstripping the Hindu growth rate and changing demographics in various parts of the country. ... read..

DK Shivakumar is in practice of influencing the witness, ED tells court
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 12:41:30 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday alleged that jailed Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar is in the practice of influencing the witness. ... read..

Voting in Maharashtra, Haryana on Oct 21, counting of votes on Oct 24
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 12:41:27 PM IST
The Election Commission on Saturday announced that the voting will take place for Haryana and Maharashtra Assembly elections on October 21, while counting of votes will be held October 24. ... read..

MHA announces Sardar Patel Award for national integration
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
The Union Home Ministry on Friday announced the Sardar Patel National Unity Award, a new honour on the pattern of Padma awards for individuals or institutions for notable contributions towards the cause of national unity and integrity. ... read..

CBI files reply on Chidambaram's bail plea
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has filed its reply in connection with the regular bail application filed by former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the CBI case relating to INX Media. ... read..

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