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SC seeks report from J&K HC on child detention allegations (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir High Court's Juvenile Justice Committee to a file resport on a petition challenging the illegal detention of children in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since August 5, when the Centre abrogated Article 370 ... read..


Set up board for regional infra development: Haryana CM
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar urged the Union Ministries of Home Affairs and Housing and Urban Affairs for the setting up of a statutory empowered board to facilitate development of regional infrastructure. ... read..


Daughter starts operating Mehbooba Mufti's Twitter account
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
After a gap of 46 days, the Twitter account of former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti started sending out tweets on Friday with her daughter Iltija operating it with "due authorisation". ... read..


Kerala Congress warns Vijayan he might go to jail
Kottayam | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
Kerala Congress President Mullapally Ramachandran on Friday gave a veiled warning to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, saying he would soon be eating "government food" as the Supreme Court is going to take up a case in which he will be arraigned as an accu ... read..


JU row: Students, political activists hit the streets
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
Political temperatures shot up in the metropolis on Friday as political activists and students hit the streets, a day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled and assaulted by radical Left students in Jadavpur University for hours, following which A ... read..


AAP appoints Ajoy Kumar national spokesperson
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 12:20:54 PM IST
A day after joining the Aam Aadmi Party, former Congress Jharkhand chief Ajoy Kumar was Friday appointed its national spokesperson. ... read..


International Coastal Cleanup Day: Massive beach cleaning drive begins in Puri
Puri (Odisha) | September 21, 2019 12:11:40 PM IST
Thousands of volunteers from across the country on Saturday gathered here to participate in the massive beach cleanup drive on the occasion of International Coastal Cleanup Day (ICCD) on Saturday. ... read..


BJP is only worried about 'Dhandaata', not 'Anndaata': Surjewala
General News | September 21, 2019 12:11:35 PM IST
A day after the government slashed the domestic corporate tax to 25.17 per cent, Congress spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala on Saturday alleged that BJP is only worried about serving the interest of "elite class". ... read..


Delhi: Further arguments on Shivakumar's bail plea resume in court
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 12:11:33 PM IST
Further arguments on the bail plea of jailed Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar resumed on Saturday in Rouse Avenue Court here. ... read..


Dehradun Illicit Liquor case: Two police officials suspended
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | September 21, 2019 12:11:32 PM IST
Two police officials have been suspended following the incident in which six people died allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in Kotwali police station area here on Friday. ... read..


UP: BJP and allies conduct meeting to review preparations for 'padyatra'
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 12:11:29 PM IST
A meeting of 64 Lok Sabha members of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its allies is currently underway at the party's state headquarters here to discuss the execution of the 'padyatra' to be organised on Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary. ... read..


Farmers' march: Police personnel equipped with riot gear to halt farmers from entering Delhi
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 11:41:27 AM IST
Security has been beefed up with barricades put across the roads to stop protesting farmers from reaching national capital from the adjoining Uttar Pradesh on Saturday at East Delhi's Ghazipur border. ... read..


Delhi: Woman shot dead by unknown assailants in Patparganj
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 11:11:36 AM IST
A woman was shot dead by unidentified assailants in Patparganj area in East Delhi district on Saturday. ... read..


Ahead of World Tourism Day, Air India implements PM Modi's vision
By Ashoke Raj

Nagpur (Maharashtra) | September 21, 2019 11:11:34 AM IST
National carrier Air India is all set to mark 'Celebrating India' theme on World Tourism Day and in this respect, the Air India Boeing B-777 aircraft is being decorated with pictures of historical monuments, nature and wildlife. ... read..


J-K: Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in Shahpur, Kerni sectors in Poonch
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 21, 2019 11:11:27 AM IST
Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Shahpur and Kerni sectors here on Saturday. ... read..


Supriya Shrinate appointed as spokesperson of All India Congress Committee
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 10:41:30 AM IST
Supriya Shrinate was on Saturday appointed as spokesperson of All India Congress Committee (AICC). ... read..


UP: Baby feeding room opened in Agra's Red Fort
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 10:41:29 AM IST
After opening the first-ever baby feeding room in Taj Mahal, the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) has now opened another baby feeding room in the Red Fort here. ... read..


Rise in dengue cases this month at govt hospital in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) | September 21, 2019 10:41:26 AM IST
The number of dengue cases has spiked this month as compared to last month at the Government Fever Hospital here. ... read..


Gurugram: Municipal Corporation installs machines to dispose plastic bottles
Gurugram (Haryana) | September 21, 2019 10:11:30 AM IST
Contributing towards the Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative of banning single-use plastic, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram has installed plastic bottle crushing machines that not only dispose the plastic bottles for recycling but also offers lucr ... read..


UP farmers begin march towards Kisan Ghat in Delhi
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 10:11:27 AM IST
A large group of farmers from various parts of Uttar Pradesh started their march on Saturday morning from Sector 69, Noida, towards Kisan Ghat in New Delhi, over their demands of payment of sugarcane crop dues, full loan waiver and making electricity free ... read..


President accepts resignation of Madras High Court Chief Justice VK Tahilramani
General News | September 21, 2019 6:41:33 PM IST
The resignation of Chief Justice of Madras High Court, VK Tahilramani, has been accepted by President Ram Nath Kovind, following which Justice Vineet Kothari was appointed as the Acting Chief Justice of Madras High Court. ... read..


Defence Secretary lauds Centre over exemption of GST on specified defence goods
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 9:41:29 AM IST
Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar said that the GST Council's decision to exempt GST on specified defence goods not being manufactured indigenously (up to 2024) will greatly benefit defence preparedness. ... read..


Saurashtra, Kutch to receive heavy rainfall today: IMD
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 9:41:27 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted that isolated places over Saurashtra and Kutch are likely to receive heavy rainfall today. ... read..


Ashish Shelar slams Sharad Pawar over 'Pulwama' remark
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 21, 2019 9:11:28 AM IST
Attacking NCP chief Sharad Pawar for claiming that only a Pulwama like incident can change people's mood in the state, Ashish Shelar, School Education, Sports, and Youth Welfare Minister of Maharashtra said that Pawar still needs to clarify his stand on t ... read..


EC to announce Maharashtra, Haryana poll dates today
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 9:11:27 AM IST
The Election Commission of India (ECI) is expected to announce the dates for Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections today. ... read..


BJP leader Agnimitra complains of physical abuse, molestation
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 7:45:05 AM IST
Fashion designer-turned-BJP leader Agnimitra Paul has lodged a police complaint saying she was subjected to physical abuse and molestation by an "unruly crowd" claiming to be students at the Jadavpur University. ... read..


Punjab: 2 held with 1.275 kg heroin in Amritsar
Amritsar (Punjab) | September 21, 2019 7:41:36 AM IST
Punjab Police on Friday arrested two drug peddlers and confiscated 1.275 kg heroin from their possession. ... read..


Ghaziabad: 60 units of 'bird-flat' set up to provide safe habitat to small birds
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 7:41:29 AM IST
In a unique attempt to provide a safe habitat to smaller birds, Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) on Friday set up a 60 units 'bird-flat' at the official residence of its vice-chairperson in the city. ... read..


Babul Supriyo to file defamation case against CPI-M's Salim
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 21, 2019 7:41:26 AM IST
Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Friday said that he will file a defamation case against CPI (Marxist) politburo member Mohammad Salim who has claimed that the former has made derogatory remarks at a girl student during his visit at Jadavpur University. ... read..


Chennai: Students boycott classes to draw CM's attention towards world climate change
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 21, 2019 7:11:26 AM IST
Students of schools and colleges in Chennai on Friday boycotted their classes on the occasion of Global Climate Strike to draw the attention of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami towards the world climate change. ... read..


6 dead after consuming spurious liquor in Dehradun
Dehradun | Saturday, 2019 6:45:05 AM IST
Six people died in Uttarakhand's capital on Friday after consuming spurious liquor. ... read..


Visakhapatnam police destroys over cannabis worth Rs 13 crore
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 6:41:28 AM IST
Visakhapatnam Police on Friday destroyed 63,879 kg of cannabis seized from various smugglers at Kapuluppada dumping yard. ... read..


Only Pulwama attack-like incident can change people's mood in Maharashtra: Sharad Pawar
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) | September 21, 2019 6:41:26 AM IST
Ahead of the Assembly elections, NCP chief Sharad Pawar has stoked a possible controversy by saying that only a Pulwama attack-like incident can change the mood of the people of Maharashtra as they have resentment for the incumbent Devendra Fadnavis-led g ... read..


Andhra: 70 students fall ill after consuming hostel food
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 5:41:28 AM IST
Around 70 students at Sri Chaitanya girls college in Kondapur area fell ill allegedly after consuming food in the hostel mess. ... read..


Kumar files anticipatory bail plea as CBI hunts for him (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 AM IST
The CBI continued its raids in the city and a neighbouring district looking for elusive senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here. ... read..


Mamata accuses BJP, CPM of creating panic on NRC
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 AM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday accused the BJP's local leaders and those of the CPI-M of creating panic through a "misinformation campaign" on the National Register of Citizens (NRC). ... read..


Bengal govt to punish those who assaulted JU students
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 AM IST
Trinamool Congress secretary general and West Bengal Education Minister Partha Chatterjee on Friday said the state government will take punitive action against those who assaulted Jadavpur University students and vandalised the campus on Thursday. ... read..


Brazil opens consulate in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2019 5:15:06 AM IST
South America's largest country Brazil on Friday opened its consulate here to boost trade, economic and cultural ties between the two countries. ... read..


Operation to trace suspected gas leak origin halted, situation under control: Mumbai Police
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 21, 2019 5:11:29 AM IST
After receiving complaints of a suspected gas leak that caused panic among the resident of Mumbai, the police has said that the operation to locate gas leak origin was halted as the situation is under control now. ... read..


GST Council pays homage to Arun Jaitley
Panaji | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Members attending the 37th Goods and Services Tax Council meeting here on Friday, paid their respects to later former Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. ... read..


Congress' UP leader issued notice for criticising Akhilesh
Lucknow | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
In a sign of fresh bonhomie brewing between the Congress and Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, the Congress has acted against its UP state unit Vice President Motiur Rahman 'Babloo' for criticising SP chief Akhilesh Yadav. ... read..


NIA to investigate Punjab blast case
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The Centre on Friday accepted Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh government's recommendation to hand over the September 5 Tarn Taran blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in view of its national and international ramifications and susp ... read..


Congress terms FM package an economic disaster
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
The Congress has termed the financial package of Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman an economic and political disaster. ... read..


IPS officer Rajeev Kumar files anticipatory bail plea
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:45:05 AM IST
Senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who has been eluding the CBI despite receiving multiple notices for appearing before the agency in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in a lower court here. ... read..


India met its objectives in Balakot air strikes: Dhanoa
Mumbai | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa said on Friday that the Indian Air Force (IAF) achieved its objective of sending across a stern message to terrorist organisations in Pakistan through the Balakot air strikes in February. ... read..


Kamal Haasan flays AIADMK over woman's death
Chennai | Saturday, 2019 4:15:05 AM IST
Days after a woman driving a two-wheeler died after being struck by a banner belonging to the ruling AIDMK, actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan on Friday questioned whether the state government is totally senseless. ... read..


Royal Bengal tiger Rama dies in Delhi zoo, animal rights activist accused authorities of murder
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 4:11:28 AM IST
Hours after an eight-and-a-half-year-old Royal Bengal tiger Rama died on Friday at the Delhi Zoo, Sangeeta Dogra, who claimed to be an animal rights activist accused the authorities of the "murder" of the animal. ... read..


BJP is anti-women party, says AAP
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party on Friday called the BJP "anti-women" a day after saffron party's Mehrauli district president Azad Singh slapped his wife, an ex-south Delhi mayor, at the Delhi party office. ... read..


SC brings single judge benches to cut pendency, bar against (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
In a move to reduce the burden on the judiciary, the Supreme Court has decided to constitute single judge benches to decide matters related to bail, transfer of cases and other matters. ... read..


Mehbooba's daughter asks govt for info on J&K detainees
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 AM IST
The daughter of PDP leader and former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has written to the government, on behalf of her mother, seeking information on the number of people detained since the August 5 abrogation of special status and also on those lodged i ... read..


Nigerian held for duping people online
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
A 31-year-old Nigerian national who was declared proclaimed offender and was absconding in an online cheating case of Gurugram has been arrested by Delhi police. ... read..


24 special courts in Odisha to deal with POCSO cases
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
The Odisha government on Friday said it would establish 24 Fast Track Special Courts (FTSCs) for disposal of cases of rape and other sexual offences against children in a time-bound manner. ... read..


Suicide, death in Bengal over NRC fears
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
One person committed suicide in Jalpaiguri, while another died after falling sick while standing in a queue for amending his ration card in South Dinajpur district, with both families claiming the victims were panic stricken over any possible NRC exercise ... read..


CRPF to retain VIP security; MHA's 2017 order in limbo
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
An order issued two years ago with then Home Minister Rajnath Singh's consent is almost on the verge of being "withdrawn" by incumbent Amit Shah who seems averse to hand over CRPFs VIP security responsibilities to the Central Industrial Security Force (CI ... read..


Lenders of ILFS 'amber' cos. refuse green light
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 AM IST
Secured lenders of four of the amber entities of ILFS have rejected the proposals for restructuring of debt. The response of the lenders was recorded at a hearing of the National Company Law Appellate Tribunal (NCLAT) in Delhi on September 4. Most of thes ... read..


Telugu movie title changed after protest by Valmikis
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2019 2:45:06 AM IST
With Boya Valmiki community threatening to disrupt the screening of Telugu film 'Valmiki', the makers changed the title 'Gaddhalakonda Ganesh' hours before the movie's release on Friday. ... read..


Capsized Andhra boat had 77 on board, 16 still missing
Rajahmundry | Saturday, 2019 2:45:06 AM IST
The private tourist boat which capsized in the Godavari river in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district on September 15 was carrying 77 people, and not 73 as believed earlier, officials said on Friday. ... read..


IAF 'accepts' Rafale, formal hand-over on Dussehra
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:45:05 AM IST
The Indian Air Force (IAF) received the first multi-role combat aircraft Rafale from its manufacturer Dassault Aviation in France on Thursday, defence sources said on Friday. ... read..


Goa Cong chief calls Sitharaman 'clueless' Finance Minister
Panaji (Goa) | September 21, 2019 2:41:28 AM IST
Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar has hit out at Nirmala Sitharaman stating that the "faulty policies and mismanagement" of the economy by "clueless" Union Finance Minister has resulted in roller coaster ride for various sec ... read..


Shah bats for speedy investigation of sexual offence cases
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Speedy investigation of cases of sexual offence and monitoring at the Chief Secretary's level of investigation of cases in heinous offences like narcotics were among issues discussed at the Northern Zonal Council meeting here on Friday. ... read..


GoM has made progress in Goa mining sector revival: FM (Lead)
Panaji | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Hours after Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said that a Group of Ministers (GoM) appointed to resolve Goa's mining deadlock was working earnestly to address the issue, a group comprising people affected by the mining ban in Goa have be ... read..


Couple robbed at gunpoint in CP
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A couple was robbed at gunpoint by two unidentified men on Delhi's Janpath Road in Connaught Place on Friday morning, police said. ... read..


Tihar jail inmate, who attempted suicide, dies
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
A Tihar jail inmate, who tried to commit suicide earlier this week, died on Friday, said the jail administration. ... read..


Two held for murder of Meerut professor
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Police on Friday claimed to have arrested two wanted criminals involved in the murder of a professor in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on September 14. ... read..


No eligible youth in J-K should be deprived of MSME schemes benefits: Joint Secy Srinivas
General News | September 21, 2019 2:11:26 AM IST
Joint Secretary of Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, B Srinivas on Friday said that no eligible youth in Jammu and Kashmir should be deprived of the benefits of various schemes under MSME like PMEGP, CGTMSE and IDS. ... read..


Mirwaiz Farooq signed bond to secure his release
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Senior separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is among the detained leaders who have furnished a bond to the authorities to seek their release. ... read..


Committed to abide by SC directive on Maradu flats: Kerala (Lead)
Delhi/Kochi | Saturday, 2019 1:45:05 AM IST
Even as the deadline for demolition of flats at Kochi's Maradu ended on Friday, the Kerala government submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it is committed to abide by the Court's directive, for which steps have already been taken. ... read..


Bilaterals, pluri-lateral meetings, diaspora address part of Modi's packed schedule in US
New Delhi | September 21, 2019 1:41:26 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has a packed schedule during his week-long visit to the US to attend the UNGA which includes multi-lateral engagements, interaction with the business community, bilateral meetings as also address to the Indian diaspora. ... read..


Public money amounting Rs 58 crore saved in Polavaram project reverse tender: Andhra CM
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | September 21, 2019 1:11:28 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy government has saved public money amounting to Rs 58 crore in Polavaram reverse tendering process, CM Office said in a statement. ... read..


Dhoni's wife questions daily Ranchi power cuts
Ranchi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Former Indian captain and Ranchi boy Mahendra Singh Dhoni's wife on Friday questioned the 4-7 hours of power cuts in the state capital every day. ... read..


Govt conspiracy to defame Chidambaram, Congress: Ramesh
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Defending party colleague and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday alleged that the cases against him are political vendetta. ... read..


The making, unmaking, making and more of Boris Johnson (Book Review)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
It is almost two months that Boris Johnson has been the Prime Minister of Britain. But what was his career like in the initial years of politics and how did he rise in the Conservative Party? These details have been penned down by a veteran journalist And ... read..


Fire breaks out at BSNL office in Cuttack
Cuttack | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
A fire broke out at Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited's (BSNL) office building in Odisha's Cuttack city on Friday affecting telecom services in the city and some other parts of the state. ... read..


HRD ministry team visits J-K to finalise special package for higher education
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 20, 2019 11:41:33 PM IST
A team of Ministry of Human Resource and Development (MHRD) visited Jammu and Kashmir on Friday to finalise the action plan for the special financial package to it. ... read..


Uma Bharti terms Rahul's jibe on Howdy Modi event as 'jealousy'
Haridwar (Uttarakhand) | September 20, 2019 11:41:31 PM IST
Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti on Friday termed Rahul Gandhi's jibe at Howdy Modi event as 'jealousy', stating that the event will only have positive ramifications for India. ... read..


Advisor to J-K Guv reviews Guru Nanak Dev birth anniversary arrangements
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 20, 2019 11:41:29 PM IST
Ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev, Farooq Khan, advisor to Governor Satya Pal Malik, reviewed the arrangements for celebrations here on Friday. ... read..


Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal to embark on a two-day visit to UAE
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 11:41:28 PM IST
Union Commerce and Industry minister Piyush Goyal will embark on a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) starting Saturday, to attend the meeting of 7th India-UAE High-Level Task Force on Investment. ... read..


BJP's Gyandev Ahuja to hold demonstration, candle march against atrocities on Hindus in Pak
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | September 20, 2019 11:41:26 PM IST
Rajasthan BJP vice president Gyandev Ahuja on Friday announced to hold a demonstration in front of Pakistan Embassy on September 23 and a candle vigil march on September 26 in New Delhi against alleged atrocities on Hindus in the neighboring country. ... read..


JD(U)leader Vashishtha re-elected Bihar party president
Patna | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Veteran JD (U) leader Vashishtha Narayan Singh was on Friday re-elected the state party president, unopposed for the fourth consecutive term. ... read..


SC to have single judge benches to reduce case pendency
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
In a move to reduce the burden on the judiciary, the Supreme Court has decided to constitute single judge benches to decide matters related to bail, transfer of cases and other matters. ... read..


Babul row: BJP leader threatens leftist "mercenaries"
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
A senior BJP leader in West Bengal on Friday threatened to beat up the leftist "mercenaries" who assaulted union minister Babul Supriyo in Jadavpur University and said he would have been happier had the attackers been roughed up on Thursday itself. ... read..


Dalai Lama supports global climate strike
Dharamsala | Friday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Friday supported the global climate strike, saying the younger generation is being very realistic about the future. ... read..


Don't like a reply to your tweet, you can now hide it
California | September 20, 2019 11:11:41 PM IST
Twitter has officially announced that it is expanding its feature that allows one to hide replies which they think are irrelevant, abusive, or unintelligible. ... read..


Dentist just made a game in MS Paint
Warsaw | September 20, 2019 11:11:40 PM IST
What happens when you give a dentist too much of free time? He designs a terrifying game using our favourite MS Paint. ... read..


100,000 deepfake photos are up for royalty-free use
California | September 20, 2019 11:11:38 PM IST
Artificial intelligence (AI) paved the way for many things, including the problem of deep fakes. Using technology, it became possible to create realistic images of people who do not exist in real life. ... read..


Tinder introduces Swipe Night for series-based matching experience
California | September 20, 2019 11:11:37 PM IST
Tinder is introducing a new way to help the Gen-Z match up with their choice of people. ... read..


Goa: Woman arrested for misbehaving with Air India crew over alcohol, granted bail
By Ashoke Raj

Goa | September 20, 2019 11:11:35 PM IST
A female passenger travelling on an Air-India flight was arrested on Friday morning for allegedly misbehaving with the air hostess after she denied serving her more alcohol during the flight. ... read..


Shah to discuss plans for Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary with MPs
By Joymala Bagchi

New Delhi | September 20, 2019 11:11:32 PM IST
Home Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah will hold a meeting with all the parliamentarians on Saturday to discuss plans for Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary celebrations. ... read..


Areas entrusted with functions of urban planning to be included in Swachh Survekshan-2020
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 11:11:31 PM IST
The government has decided to include all areas, which are entrusted with the functions of urban planning, regulations and development function akin to Statutory Urban local Bodies, in Swachh Survekshan - 2020. ... read..


Sardar Patel National Unity Award to be bestowed for national integration
General News | September 20, 2019 11:11:29 PM IST
Sardar Patel National Unity Award, a new honour for outstanding efforts to further national integration on the pattern of Padma awards will be bestowed annually to an individual or any institution or organisation, the Union Home Ministry said on Friday. ... read..


Marad flat case: Three fresh petitions filed in Kerala HC
Kochi (Kerala) | September 20, 2019 11:11:28 PM IST
Three fresh petitions were filed in the Kerala High Court on Friday during the hearing of the Marad flat demolition case. ... read..


Centre accepts Punjab's recommendation to hand over Tarn Taran blast case to NIA
Chandigarh | September 20, 2019 11:11:26 PM IST
The Central government on Friday accepted Punjab government's recommendation to hand over the Tarn Taran district blast case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), in view of its national and international ramifications and suspected links of the acc ... read..


Chinmayanand arrested, neither ties nor tricks helped (IANS Exclusive)
Shahjahanpur | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Neither his close ties with the Uttar Pradesh ruling establishment nor his attempts to play the victim could save Swami Chinmayanand alias Krishna Pal Singh, former Union minister and heavyweight BJP leader, who was arrested on Friday morning from his Mum ... read..


Bhushan resigns as deputy head of CSE
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Climate change expert Chandra Bhushan has resigned from the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) after serving the think-tank for over two decades. ... read..


Tax sops to boost stock market for Modi's US trip: Rahul
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the tax incentives announced by the Centre, saying it was aimed to push up the stock market ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US tour when he is expected to meet many foreign investors. ... read..


Maradu flats: Kerala committed to abide by SC directive
Delhi/Kochi | Friday, 2019 10:45:05 PM IST
Even as the deadline for the demolition of the flats at Maradu in Kochi ends on Friday, the Kerala government has submitted an affidavit in the Supreme Court stating that it is committed to abide by the Court's directive, for which steps have already been ... read..


Kovind hosts Mongolian Prez, says 2 countries not just strategic partners but also 'spiritual neighbours'
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 10:41:44 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday hosted his Mongolian counterpart Khaltmaagiin Battulga over a banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan and expressed confidence that the latter's visit will be a milestone in India-Mongolia bilateral ties. ... read..


U'Khand: 6 dead, 3 hospitalised after consuming illicit liquor, magisterial inquiry ordered
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | September 20, 2019 10:41:42 PM IST
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has ordered a magisterial inquiry into the incident in which six people died, allegedly after consuming illicit liquor, in Kotwali police station area on Friday. ... read..


UP: Group of youngsters thrash cop after asked to wear helmet, one arrested
Ghazipur (Uttar Pradesh) | September 20, 2019 10:41:38 PM IST
An Uttar Pradesh Police Head Constable on Friday was allegedly thrashed by a group of youngsters after one of them was asked to wear a helmet in Sadat police station area. ... read..


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