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BJP creating issues out of a slip of tongue laughable: Sharad Yadav on his Bofors comment
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 9:41:31 PM IST
Loktantrik Janata Dal leader Sharad Yadav on Sunday said it is "laughable" that the BJP is trying to create an issue out of his "slip of tongue" remark at a rally in Kolkata, where he said that the country was looted via the Bofors deal, which was signed ... read..


This is the full-size 2019 Chevy Silverado made entirely of 334,544 Lego bricks
Michigan [United States] | January 20, 2019 8:41:31 PM IST
Chevrolet had a different truck model to build this time, an exact replica of the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado out of Lego bricks. ... read..


This hidden YouTube Easter dog will make your day
California [United States] | January 20, 2019 8:41:31 PM IST
Google has plenty of hidden Easter eggs to help you kill time on the internet. Now, Redditors have unearthed a new Easter egg, which is actually a Corgi, hidden in YouTube. ... read..


Apple iPhone SE back in sale
California [United States] | January 20, 2019 8:41:31 PM IST
If Apple's shiny new, taller display iPhones are not up to your fancy or pockets, you could consider buying the older iPhone SE, which is expected to return for sale on the company's website. ... read..


Criminal complaint filed against BJP MLA Sadhana Singh for her 'eunuch' remark about Mayawati
Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh) | January 20, 2019 8:11:33 PM IST
The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday filed a criminal complaint against BJP lawmaker Sadhana Singh for her objectionable remarks about former UP chief minister Mayawati. ... read..


BJP MLA Sadhana Singh has seven criminal cases pending against her
New Delhi (India) | January 20, 2019 8:11:33 PM IST
BJP legislator Sadhana Singh from Mughalsarai town in Uttar Pradesh's Chandauli district, who is under Opposition fire for her offensive remarks targeting Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief, has a total of seven criminal cases, including rioting pending in c ... read..


Sitharaman most defenceless minister of India: Congress
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 8:11:33 PM IST
Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi on Sunday came down heavily on Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman over the Rafale deal and said that she is the "most defenceless minister in India." ... read..


Nothing wrong in proposing Rahul Gandhi for PM: Stalin
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | January 20, 2019 8:11:33 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) President M K Stalin who had proposed Congress chief Rahul Gandhi as a prime ministerial candiadate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, on Sunday said there was nothing wrong with the suggestion as he was merely expressing t ... read..


Muslims, minorities being subjected to abuse, injustice in J&K, alleges PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 20, 2019 8:11:33 PM IST
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday alleged that Muslim and minority communities in Jammu and Kashmir are being subjected to abuse and injustice. ... read..


Working to find opportunities for youths, says Rajasthan Dy CM Sachin Pilot
Jodhpur (Rajasthan) | January 20, 2019 8:11:32 PM IST
Rajasthan Deputy Chief Minister Sachin Pilot on Sunday said that his government was working to find new opportunities for the youths in the state for their gainful engagements. ... read..


Dolby Labs secretly working on Smartphone app that records studio quality audio
California [United States] | January 20, 2019 8:11:32 PM IST
Dolby Labs is apparently looking at entering the social space where new-age influencers as the company has been quietly testing a new mobile app for recording and cleaning up audio under the codename "234." ... read..


RTI activist slams 'special treatment' to jailed politician Sasikala
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 20, 2019 8:11:32 PM IST
After a committee report alleging jailed politician Sasikala, who is serving a four-year sentence for corruption, has been receiving special treatment in prison, RTI activist N Murthy has alleged violations of rule by authorities in favor of Sasikala. ... read..


BJP not against early Assembly elections in J&K: Ram Madhav
Jammu | Sunday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday dismissed reports that his party was opposing early Assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Man mauled to death inside Punjab zoo
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
An unidentified man was mauled to death on Sunday afternoon in the Lion Safari of the Chhatbir Zoo in Punjab's Mohali district, around 20 km from Chandigarh. ... read..


Upper caste quota has given sleepless nights to Opposition: Modi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday rejected allegations that the government decision to provide 10 per cent reservation in education and jobs for the economically weaker sections in the general category was politically motivated with an eye on upper c ... read..


SIT report a cover up of 2002 Gujarat riots: former Army officer
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Lt General Zameer Uddin Shah (retd), whose explosive memoir "The Sarkari Mussalman" created a storm in 2018, said on Sunday that the SIT report that cleared then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's name is a "cover up" of the 2002 riots in the state. ... read..


Opposition mega show failed to represent Muslim interest: Azam Khan
Firozabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 7:11:31 PM IST
The recent TMC-led mega opposition rally in Kolkata where Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav had participated did not adequately represent the interests of the Muslim minority, senior party leader Azam Khan has said. ... read..


4.1 magnitude quake jolts Gujarat
Ahmedabad | Sunday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Four minor earthquakes within seven hours hit the Saurashtra and Kutch regions of Gujarat on Sunday but there were no reports of casualties or damages. ... read..


Eradicate drug abuse, terrorism, militancy, corruption: Sheikh Hasina to Home Ministry
Dhaka (Bangladesh) | January 20, 2019 6:41:40 PM IST
Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday asked the country's Home Ministry to work towards eradicating drug abuse, terrorism, militancy and the 'black disease' of corruption spread by the military dictators who ruled the country in the past. ... read..


One held for smuggling gold worth over Rs 66 lakh at Hyderabad airport
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 20, 2019 6:41:40 PM IST
Hyderabad branch of the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) Sunday recovered gold worth over Rs 66 lakh from a passenger at the Rajiv Gandhi International Aiport here. ... read..


Defence Ministry to approve Army, Navy guidelines for SSC women officers shortly
Trichy (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 20, 2019 6:41:38 PM IST
Days after the Central government cleared induction of women in the Army as jawans, more doors will be opened for the ladies as the Defence Ministry is all set to approve the proposal of Army and Navy for allowing permanent commission for women Short Serv ... read..


Varanasi all set to host Pravasi guests
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 6:41:38 PM IST
The holy city of Varanasi is all geared up to host the 15th Pravasi Bharatiya Divas (PBD) beginning January 21with a dedicated 'tent city' with villages and cottages furnished with modern amenities, set up to welcome guests arriving here from 193 countrie ... read..


Here's why you should eat more almonds!
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 6:41:37 PM IST
When one plans to stay fit and healthy, deciding upon the meal plan becomes important so that one can follow through with the diet. ... read..


Opposition's alliance will throw no ball on the pitch of 2019 LS polls, says BJP leader Naqvi
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 6:41:35 PM IST
The much-touted grand alliance of opposition parties will lose the match either by hitting the wicket on its own or will throw a no-ball without a captain on the pitch of the coming General Elections, said Union Minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abba ... read..


Ahead of Republic Day, Section 144 imposed in UP's Kasganj town
Kasganj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
In the backdrop of the violence that erupted last year during a 'Tiranga Yatra' on the Republic Day, the District Administration has invoked Section 144 of CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) across the town, which prohibits the assembly of five or more peo ... read..


BJP MLA Sadhana Singh apologises for her 'eunuch' remark about Mayawati
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Sadhana Singh on Sunday expressed regrets for calling BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati a "eunuch." Singh said that she did not intend to insult anyone. ... read..


Telangana Assembly session: KCR attacks Congress over land survey
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 20, 2019 6:41:32 PM IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrababu Naidu on Sunday attacked the Congress over the issue of land survey in the state. ... read..


By questioning EVMs, Opposition has started making excuses for their inevitable defeat: Modi (Lead, correcting intro)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday came down heavily on opposition alliance, saying they have started making excuses for their inevitable defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls by questioning EVMs. ... read..


Amount spent on Statue Of Unity 'priceless investment': Vice President
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday called the Statue of Unity "a befitting memorial to Sardar Patel", adding that given its significance, the amount spent on erecting the statue was a "priceless investment". ... read..


Karnataka Congress legislator hospitalised after 'friendly fight' with other MLA
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Karnataka Congress legislator Anand Singh was hospitalised on Sunday after an alleged brawl with other party MLA while staying at a resort in Bengaluru, a party leader said. ... read..


By questioning EVMs, Opposition has started making excuses for their inevitable defeat: Modi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 5:45:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra on Sunday came down heavily on opposition alliance, saying they have started making excuses for their inevitable defeat in 2019 Lok Sabha polls by questioning EVMs. ... read..


10-year-old boy attacked over personal dispute in Muzaffarpur village
General News | January 20, 2019 5:41:41 PM IST
A 10-year-old boy was allegedly attacked and injured in the Siddhauli region of Muzaffarpur village on January 19, police said. ... read..


18 Adivasi women participate in Mumbai Marathon 2019
Features | January 20, 2019 5:41:40 PM IST
In a first, 18 Adivasi woman hit the busiest roads of Mumbai to participate in the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2019 on Sunday. ... read..


Sharp divisions in Opposition over PM candidate
Politics | January 20, 2019 5:41:38 PM IST
Over 20non-BJP parties may have gotten together at a rally to project unity, but the issue of prime ministerial candidate remains a sticky one as various parties are pitting their own leaders for the coveted post. ... read..


Centre directs educational institutionsto implement 10% quota for poor
Politics | January 20, 2019 5:41:36 PM IST
The Centre has directed all educational institutes and universities to implement 10 per cent reservation for economically weak in general category in the upcoming educational year. ... read..


Ahead of Republic Day, Section 144 imposed in UPs Kasganj town
Politics | January 20, 2019 5:41:32 PM IST
In the backdrop of the violence that erupted last year during a Tiranga Yatra on the Republic Day, the District Administration has invoked Section 144 of CrPC (Code of Criminal Procedure) across the town, which prohibits the assembly of five or more peo ... read..


Opposition coming together fearing defeat in elections: Shivraj (Lead)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday attacked the opposition, saying they were coming together fearing defeat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. ... read..


We have nothing to do with WCD Ministry: ICCW
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
President of the Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW), which selects children for the National Bravery Awards every year, on Sunday said the NGO has nothing to do with the Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD). ... read..


Leopard enters Greater Noida village
Greater Noida | Sunday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
A leopard barged into a Greater Noida village and injured a boy on Sunday morning, officials said. ... read..


Rahul has secret alliance with Naveen: Ex-Minister
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Former Union Minister Srikant Jena on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the Congress alleging a secret nexus between Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and Congress President Rahul Gandhi. ... read..


Himachal to create vice principal post in senior secondary schools
Una (Himachal Pradesh) | Sunday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Sunday announced steps to improve the functioning of schools that included the creation of the post of Vice Principal in all senior secondary schools in the state. ... read..


Satish Gupta's show 'Roaring Sea, Still Minds' opens in Delhi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
As veteran artist Satish Gupta and Odissi dancer Ramli Ibrahim brought to life the former's sculpture "The Cosmic Wave" through dance movements, a Delhi audience opened up to the mystic Zen spirit of a multimedia art show -- on view from Sunday -- that de ... read..


Dirty people have left AAP, party is united: Kejriwal
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
With his party's Punjab unit facing a split in its leadership, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that "dirty people" had left the party. ... read..


Mahagatbandhan alliance of namdars, negativity, instability: Modi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out at opposition parties, terming the 'mahagatbandhan' a grouping of corrupt, negativity and instability and accusing them of misleading the people. ... read..


BJP leader found dead in MP
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh) | Sunday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Balewadi Mandal (block) chief Manoj Thakre was found dead here on Sunday. He may have been murdered, police said. ... read..


Want a romantic adventure in USA? Here's where you must go
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2019 4:41:33 PM IST
Looking to experience the great outdoors with your significant other? We have rounded up the top locations across the USA that is perfect for your next romantic getaway. ... read..


Headline: MLA Anand Singh hospitalised due to chest pain
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 20, 2019 4:41:31 PM IST
Congress leader D K Suresh on Sunday refuted reports of a fight between Karnataka Congress MLAs Anand Singh and J N Ganesh even as he confirmed that Singh was hospitalised with chest pain. ... read..


All corrupt political families have ganged up against PM Modi: Ram Madhav
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 20, 2019 4:41:31 PM IST
All corrupt political families have ganged up against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, said BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav here on Sunday. ... read..


Army to get new batch of K-9 Vajra Howitzers in one month, says Defence Minister Sitharaman
Trichy (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 20, 2019 4:41:31 PM IST
A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a ride in the K-9 Vajra howitzer, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday said the Army would get a fleet of 10 more Howitzers in the next one month. ... read..


Opposition coming together fearing defeat in elections: Shivraj
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 4:15:05 PM IST
Former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Sunday attacked the opposition, saying they were coming together fearing defeat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. ... read..


Ramdas Athawale calls Mayawati 'strong lady'
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | January 20, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has condemned the derogatory remarks on Mayawati made by a BJP lawmaker Sadhana Singh and called the leader of the BSP as a 'strong lady' from the Dalit community. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi to undertake 2-day visit to Amethi
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
Congress president Rahul Gandhi is slated to undertake a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi from January 23. ... read..


BJP to start next level of agitation on Sabarimala issue: PS Sreedharan Pillai
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] | January 20, 2019 4:11:33 PM IST
Hours after calling off its hunger strike, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday said it will continue its protest over the Sabarimala temple issue. ... read..


BJP has alliance with 125 crore people, while opposition parties' alliance is all about corruption, nepotism, says PM Modi
New Delhi (India) | January 20, 2019 4:11:33 PM IST
Terming the show of strength by opposition parties in Kolkata on Saturday as "an alliance among the corrupt," Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that the BJP had "an alliance with 125 crore people" of the country. ... read..


Kumbh '19: VVIP bathing island constructed at Triveni Sangam
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 4:11:31 PM IST
A temporary VVIP bathing island has been constructed in the middle of Triveni Sangam at the Kumbh Mela, comprising bathing facilities for both men and women. ... read..


British Council invites creative digital culture projects from India, UK
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
To mark 30 years of the World Wide Web (WWW) in March 2019, British Council India is now inviting proposals from creative professionals in UK and India who have a powerful idea that could engage and unite millions of young people globally. ... read..


Nehru, Patel together built India after Gandhi: Historian
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Noted historian Ramachandra Guha, whose latest book is a biography of Mahatma Gandhi, said on Sunday that Jawaharlal Nehru and Sardar Patel together built India after Gandhi's assassination in 1948. ... read..


PM calls Parrikar 'architect of modern Goa'
Panaji | Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
Calling ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar the "architect of modern Goa", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday prayed for his quick recovery. ... read..


'MeToo' movement initiated conversation, gave courage, invited policies: AKLF panelists
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 3:15:04 PM IST
The conversation started by the 'MeToo' movement is transformative and people should trust when people share their 'wounds', according to a panel discussion at the 10th edition of Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival (AKLF). ... read..


Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates TN Defence Industrial Corridor
Tiruchirappalli (Tamil Nadu) [India] | January 20, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday inaugurated the Tamil Nadu Defence Industrial Corridor in the Tiruchirapalli district of Tamil Nadu, with various private and public sector industries announcing an investment of around Rs 3100 crores. ... read..


PM will visit Jammu soon to inaugurate Rs. 35,000cr worth projects: Ram Madhav
General News | January 20, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday informed that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will soon be visiting Leh, Jammu, and Srinagar to inaugurate various projects there. ... read..


'World's cutest dog' Boo is dead
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 20, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
The world's cutest dog Boo has died of a broken heart. ... read..


Prepare songs in regional dialects to popularise govt schemes: PM Modi to BJP cadre
New Delhi (India) | January 20, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
Ahead of the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged booth level workers of Maharashtra and South Goa to prepare an alphabetical list of government schemes and reach out to the people with songs in regional languages on the sam ... read..


Smriti Irani BJP's key face to take on opposition? (IANS Special, Lead)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Is Union Minister Smriti Irani BJP's 'go-to' person for countering the Congress? ... read..


Most militants killed in J&K in 2018 in 4 years (IANS Special)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir witnessed the killing of 257 militants in 2018 - the highest in four years - by security forces, official figures show. ... read..


Modi, Shah will break up country: Kejriwal
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah will break up the country if they return to power in the 2019 general elections. ... read..


'Operation Shakti' in the vanguard of Congress march to LS polls (IANS Special - Part I)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
A new age which requires new tools. The realities that the digital and social embrace has brought about makes one's position tenuous if you don't engage with it. The new rules of engagement are rigorous and involve technological interface. ... read..


'Remove BJP' campaign gets a boost with Kolkata rally but challenges remain (News Analysis)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
The "BJP hatao" campaign of opposition parties got a major boost at the Kolkata rally convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but the idea of a "mahagathbandhan (grand alliance)" continues to be a challenge over the absence of a common face ... read..


My statement on backing Congress over-stretched: VHP leader
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) Working President Alok Kumar on Sunday said his statement that his organisation would consider backing the Congress in the Lok Sabha polls if it includes the construction of Ram temple in its manifesto was over-stretched. ... read..


Every Opposition leader wants to become PM : Sambit Patra
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 20, 2019 2:11:34 PM IST
A day after major regional satraps showcased their collective strength at the Trinamool Congress-led mega rally in Kolkata, BJP has dubbed the "grand alliance" as a coalition of "dealers" each of whom harboured the ambition of becoming Prime Minister. ... read..


MP leaders' death: BJP will come out on streets, warns Shivraj
Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 2:11:31 PM IST
In the wake of the death of two BJP leaders in Madhya Pradesh recently, former chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan warned the Congress government in the state that if such incidents are not curbed, the BJP will "come out on the streets." ... read..


Unaware of internal dispute in Cong: K'tka Dy CM Parameshwara
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 20, 2019 2:11:31 PM IST
Karnataka's deputy chief minister G Parameshwara said he was unaware of what ensued between Congress MLAs Anand Singh and J N Ganesh on Saturday night. ... read..


AAP to contest all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab: Kejriwal
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
Despite a virtual split in the leadership of its Punjab unit, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest all 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, party leader Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday. ... read..


Indian missions seek security for R-Day function as pro Khalistan group threatens to disrupt flag hoisting
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
Indian missions in the United States and Canada have sought security arrangements from local police and authorities as separatist pro-Khalistan group Sikhs For Justice (SFJ) has given a call for disrupting the flag hoisting ceremony at the 70th Republic D ... read..


Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS (Lead)
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 1:15:05 PM IST
BJP President Amit Shah was on Sunday discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here where he was admitted after contracting swine flu. ... read..


How a Muslim aristocrat's art collection became a national treasure (IANS Special Series)
Hyderabad | Sunday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
In this city of Charminar and Golconda Fort, of pearls and palaces, Salar Jung Museum stands tall as it boasts of the largest one-man collection of antiques and art treasures in the world. ... read..


Himachal sees increase in temperature, snow in store
Shimla | Sunday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw an increase of temperatures one to six degrees above the normal on Sunday due to clouds, but the Met Office has forecast widespread rain and snowfall later in the day. ... read..


Cold Sunday morning in Delhi
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 11:15:05 AM IST
It was a cold morning in the national capital on Sunday with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, the season's average, the weather office said. ... read..


Rahul Gandhi showing some signs of maturity: BJP MP Saroj Pandey
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) [India] | January 20, 2019 11:11:38 AM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has started showing "some signs of maturity", feels BJP MP Saroj Pandey, who had earlier described him as "mandh-buddhi (dim-wit)". ... read..


MP: BJP leader Manoj Thackeray found dead
Barwani (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 11:11:35 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Manoj Thackeray was found dead here on Sunday, less than a week after Mandsaur Municipal Corporation President Prahlad Bandhwar was shot dead. ... read..


Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 11:11:32 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah has been discharged from the All India Institutes of Medical Science (AIIMS) and has reached his residence, BJP leader Anil Baluni said on Sunday. ... read..


5 luxury cars stolen from workshop in West Delhi
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 11:11:31 AM IST
Five luxury cars went missing from an automobile workshop in Nangloi where they were brought for different repair works. ... read..


Weather slightly improves in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar | Sunday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
The weather slightly improved in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday with an increase in the minimum temperatures due to a nightlong cloud cover, the weather office said. ... read..


Mandatory attendance for J-K govt officials at R-Day events, defaulters liable for action
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 20, 2019 10:11:32 AM IST
Jammu and Kashmir government has issued a diktat to state government employees to be present at Republic Day celebrations, adding that failure to attend the ceremony would count as negligence of duty and disobedience of government instructions. ... read..


Delhi gets its first 24x7 animal health care hospital
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 10:11:32 AM IST
In a first, an exclusive and certified veterinary hospital operating 24x7 was inaugurated at Tiz Hazari earlier this week. ... read..


No respite for citizens as fuel prices continue to rise
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 9:11:31 AM IST
Fuel prices across the country have witnessed yet another revision on Sunday. ... read..


Toxic air leaves Delhiites gasping for breath
New Delhi [India] | January 20, 2019 9:11:31 AM IST
Air quality in the national capital nosedived to 'very poor' on Sunday morning and is likely get worse in the next couple of days. ... read..


Himachal govt to give compensation to sexual assault survivors
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 8:11:32 AM IST
Himachal Pradesh Cabinet has decided to implement 'compensation scheme for women victims/survivors of sexual assault/other crimes-2018' to provide compensation to the women who had suffered loss, injury, as may be, as a result of the offence committed and ... read..


KCR vows to make Telangana roads 'shine like mirror'
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 20, 2019 5:11:32 AM IST
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday vowed to make Telangana roads "shine like a mirror". ... read..


Sadhana Singh 'mentally ill': BSP slams BJP MLA for calling Mayawti 'worse than an eunuch'
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 3:41:37 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh MLA Sadhana Singh is "mentally ill", said BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra, after the MLA from Mughalsarai called Mayawati "a person worse than an eunuch". ... read..


Vyapam scam: CBI gives clean chit to former MP minister
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) | January 20, 2019 3:41:36 AM IST
In a major breakthrough in the Vyapam scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) gave a clean chit to former Madhya Pradesh Minister Laxmikant Sharma and seven others on Saturday. ... read..


PDP expels senior leader Altaf Bukhari for 'anti-party activities'
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 20, 2019 3:41:33 AM IST
Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expelled senior party leader Altaf Bukhari alleging that he "inspired and led dissent in the party at its most crucial stage" which caused "serious damage to party's efforts at implementing the agenda of the gove ... read..


Odisha: Railways suspends 2 loco pilots for driving through open crossing
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) [India] | January 20, 2019 3:41:32 AM IST
The East Coast Railways (ECoR) on Saturday suspended two of its loco pilots for ignoring signal and driving through the Matiapada Level Crossing in Puri, while the gates of the level crossing were open. ... read..


Congress expels former Union Minister Srikant Jena, ex-MLA Sagaria
Bhubaneswar | Sunday, 2019 2:45:04 AM IST
Former Union Minister Srikant Jena and former MLA Krushna Chandra Sagaria have been expelled from Congress for alleged anti-party activities in Odisha, a senior party leader said. ... read..


Postgraduate student found dead in Gurugram institute
Gurugram | Sunday, 2019 2:15:04 AM IST
A postgraduate student of Management Development Institute (MDI) was found dead on Saturday in the campus of the institute here under mysterious circumstances, police said. ... read..


Citizenship bill won't hamper interests of indigenous communities: Sonowal
Guwahati | Sunday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Saturday said that disinformation is being spread over the Citizenship Amendment Bill across the state, saying the bill, if passed, will allow the six minority communities to apply for citizenship after only a ye ... read..


Rain predicted as temperatures rise in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh | Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST
The maximum and minimum temperatures rose at most places in Punjab and Haryana on Saturday even as the Met department predicted rainfall over some parts of the region in the next 72 hours. ... read..


Defence key pillar of India-Czech ties: Kovind
New Delhi | Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST
Defence cooperation is a key pillar of ties between India and the Czech Republic, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Saturday when Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis called on him here. ... read..


Opposition's prime ministerial candidate still remains a question mark
Kolkata | Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST
The issue of who would be the prime ministerial candidate of the anti-BJP political parties continued to remain a big question mark despite the approaching Lok Sabha elections, though 23 of the outfits came together at a mega rally here on Saturday, givin ... read..


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