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Kerala to revise list of women who prayed at Sabarimala
Thiruvananthapuram | Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST
Stung by widespread criticism over the numerous errors in the list of women who prayed at the Sabrimala temple, the Kerala government has decided to re-prepare the list. ... read..


BJP MP Anurag Thakur honoured with Sansad Ratna Award
Chennai | Sunday, 2019 1:15:04 AM IST
Anurag Thakur, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and party's chief whip in the Lok Sabha, was on Saturday bestowed with Sansad Ratna Award for distinguished performance as a parliamentarian. ... read..


Meghalaya mine tragedy: Navy divers search for detected body
Shillong | Saturday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The Navy divers were on Saturday searching for the body of an unidentified miner in a 370-feet flooded coal mine in Meghalayaa's East Jaintia Hills district, an official said. ... read..


Mamata, Naidu slam Modi for calling opposition rally 'anti-people'
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and her Andhra Pradesh counterpart N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment on mega-rally in Kolkata. ... read..


Defeating BJP-RSS ideology, ousting Modi first priority: Kharge
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Defeating the ideology of BJP-RSS and removing Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be the primary focus of all opposition parties, Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said here on Saturday. ... read..


Shatrughan Sinha toes Rahul Gandhi's line in attacking Modi
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Admitting that he is a "rebel", Bollywood actor and dissenting BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha on Saturday stepped up his attack against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by adopting Rahul Gandhi's "chowkidar chor hai" jibe. ... read..


Mamata's 'United India Rally' a circus: Bengal BJP chief
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Terming the "United India Rally" a "circus", West Bengal BJP chief Dilip Ghosh on Saturday mocked the leaders on the stage, saying they would either have to fight among themselves or go for a toss for becoming a prime ministerial candidate. ... read..


Only agenda of 'Mahagathbandhan' is to remove Modi: BJP
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday hit out at opposition parties, saying the only agenda of the "Mahagathbandhan" is to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi which is not going to work in 2019 Lok Sabha polls. ... read..


Sitharaman slams 'attempts to sabotage, stop' Rafale deal
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
Asserting that Rafale fighter jet is integral to the country's strategic interests, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday slammed attempts to "sabotage" and "stop the deal" for acquiring 36 fighter aircraft in a ready-to-fly condition. ... read..


Kolkata rally an important attempt to fight against divisive Modi government, says Sonia Gandhi
New Delhi (India) | January 19, 2019 11:11:36 PM IST
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Saturday said that Kolkata rally called by TMC chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee was an important attempt to galvanise leaders across the political spectrum to fight against the divisive government of Pri ... read..


U'khand's net domestic product pegged at Rs 2,12,433 crore for 2018-19
Dehradun [Uttarakhand] | January 19, 2019 11:11:35 PM IST
The net state domestic product (NSDP) of Uttarakhand for 2018-19 has been pegged at Rs 2,12,433 crore, showing a growth rate of 10.43 per cent over the provisional estimate of Rs 1,92,364 crore in 2017-18. ... read..


Opposition parties trying to sabotage Rafale deal, says Nirmala Sitharaman
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 11:11:33 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday attacked the opposition parties for allegedly trying to sabotage the high profile Rafale combat aircraft deal questioning whether these parties were becoming pawns in the hands of international corporate riv ... read..


4-member opposition committee on EVMs
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:11:32 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said that a four-member committee has been formed to take a call on the stand the opposition parties would have about the electronic voting machines (EVMs) in view of the coming Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


Himachal implements 10% quota for economically weak
Shimla | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
The BJP-ruled Jai Ram Thakur government in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday implemented 10 per cent reservation scheme for the economically weak people in the general category. ... read..


'Haryana Bhawan' to come up at 'Statue of Unity' in Gujarat
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Saturday laid the foundation stone of "Haryana Bhawan" at the "Statue of Unity" complex in Kevadiya, Gujarat. ... read..


Danish Cultural Institute will bring India, Denmark closer: Danish PM (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
In a bid to boost people-to-people ties and cultural exchanges, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Saturday inaugurated a Danish Cultural Institute (DKI) here. ... read..


Mamata's Kolkata rally: Who said what (Snippets)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Following are the snippets from the speeches of various leaders at the rally of anti-BJP parties at the Brigade Parade Ground here on Saturday. ... read..


Indian Coast Guard's Clean and Green India drive at Bogmallo Beach
Panaji (Goa), [India] | January 19, 2019 9:41:37 PM IST
The Indian Coast Guard on Saturday conducted a special cleanup drive at Bogmallo Beach to spread public awareness about the impact of coastal pollution and necessity of such cleaning drives. ... read..


Fire breaks at Kumbh Mela, no causalities reported
Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), [India] | January 19, 2019 9:41:36 PM IST
A fire broke out at the ongoing Kumbh Mela here in Prayagraj on Saturday evening but no casualities have been reported yet. ... read..


Ex-SSC officers protest for health, pension benefits
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 9:41:34 PM IST
Retired Short Service Commission (SSC) officers of the armed forces on Saturday held a protest at the Jantar Mantar here demanding pension and health facilities. ... read..


PM slams anti-BJP rally held in Kolkata, says Opposition not happy with transparent governance
Silvassa (Dadar and Nagar Haveli) [India] | January 19, 2019 9:41:33 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday slammed the political parties which came together at a Kolkata rally, saying they would not be able to get away with their "misdeeds" by forming alliances. ... read..


Pakistan should stop meddling in Kashmir affairs: Owaisi
Telangana (Hyderabad) [India] | January 19, 2019 9:41:31 PM IST
AIMIM chief and Member of Parliament Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday lashed out at Pakistan, saying that Islamabad should stop meddling in the affairs of Kashmir as the state will always remain an integral part of India. ... read..


PDP expels senior leader Altaf Bukhari
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Saturday expelled its senior leader and former Finance Minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari, from the party for anti-party activities. ... read..


Kashmiri Pandits mourn 1990 'genocide' at Raj Ghat, demand closure
New Delh | Saturday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Around 50-70 Kashmiri Pandits, including school children, observed a silent protest here on Saturday at Raj Ghat-- the resting place of Mahatma Gandhi -- commemorating the 29th year of their forced exodus from their homeland. ... read..


Twenty three political parties come together in "oust Modi" campaign (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Twenty three political parties, including the Congress and major regional parties like SP, BSP and DMK, came together on Saturday at a mega rally under the auspices of Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee to throw the gauntlet at Prime Minister Nare ... read..


Shatrughan Sinha may face action, BJP calls him 'opportunist'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha is likely to face "action" for attending the opposition rally in Kolkata as the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Saturday said it will take "cognisance" of it. ... read..


Karnataka Congress MLAs hold party meet at Bengaluru resort
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Congress MLAs in Karnataka, who have been herded to a resort outside the city to keep them away from being poached, on Saturday held a meeting to discuss the political situation in the state. ... read..


Ghaziabad facing solid waste dumping problem
Ghaziabad | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
With the authorities throwing up their hands, the Ghaziabad Municipal Corporation (GMC) facing an acute problem of solid waste being dumped in the city and its garbage trucks being overloaded. ... read..


JEE (Mains) Paper-I results announced
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Results for Joint Entrance Examination (Mains)-Paper I were announced for January on Saturday, 12 days ahead of the schedule with 15 candidates recording a 100 NTA score across India. ... read..


Ladakh avalanche: Two more bodies recovered, toll touches 7
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 19, 2019 8:41:32 PM IST
The bodies of two more missing people, who were part of the 12 hit by an avalanche in the Khardung La region of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, were recovered on Saturday, taking the total number of recovery to seven. ... read..


Around 20 parties project unity at rally with an aim of ousting Modi government
Kolkata (West Bengal), [India] | January 19, 2019 8:41:32 PM IST
Leaders of around 20 non-BJP parties, joined by BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha, on Saturday came together at a rally organised by Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee here and pitched for unity for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections to oust the Modi governmen ... read..


Punjab Police busts Army recruitment scam
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
In a major breakthrough, the Punjab Police on Saturday arrested five people in Ropar district for their alleged involvement in a state-wide Army recruitment scam. ... read..


Anti-BJP parties to take EVM issue to EC
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Demanding withdrawal of electronic voting machines (EVM) in the coming general elections, 23 anti-BJP parties on Saturday decided to form a four-member committee to prepare a draft on EVM issues to place before the Election Commission (EC), said West Beng ... read..


Misa Bharti 'wanted to chopping off Ram Kripal Yadav's hand'
Patna | Saturday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Misa Bharti has said that she wanted to chop off Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav's hand when he joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..


Odisha Government hikes old-age pension
Bhubaneshwar (Odisha) [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:38 PM IST
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced a hike in the monthly pension amount for senior citizens in Odisha, under the "Madhu Babu Pension Yojana" scheme, raising the total number of old-age pension beneficiaries in the state to to 48 lakh. ... read..


It was a gathering of 'rank opportunistic elements', says BJP on Mahagathbandhan rally
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:38 PM IST
The BJP on Saturday described the Mahagathbandhan (grand alliance) rally in Kolkata as an assembly of "rank opportunist elements" where all opposition leaders have proved that their sole objective is to remove Prime Minister Narendra Modi and have no agen ... read..


PM Modi calls for dedicated communication and entertainment university
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:37 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday emphasised on the need for a dedicated university for communication and entertainment, and said that the Centre is working for establishing a national centre of excellence for animation, visual effects, gaming and ... read..


BJP should prepare for culture of misusing central probe agencies: Akhilesh Yadav
Kolkata (West Bengal), [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:37 PM IST
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday warned the ruling BJP about leaving behind a culture of misuse of central investigative agencies and said it should be ready to face the same in future. ... read..


Money laundering: Delhi court extends interim protection to Vadra's close aide
New Delhi (India) | January 19, 2019 8:11:37 PM IST
The Patiala House Court in Delhi on Saturday extended interim protection from arrest till February 6 to Manoj Arora, an alleged close aide of businessman Manoj Arora, in connection with a money laundering case against him. ... read..


NTA declares results of JEE (Main) examination
New Delhi (India) | January 19, 2019 8:11:37 PM IST
The National Testing Agency (NTA) on Saturday declared the results of the JEE (Main) examination held on January 8-12 this year in total eight shifts. ... read..


Ladakh avalanche: Two more bodies recovered
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:34 PM IST
The bodies of two missing people, who were part of the 12 hit by an avalanche in the Khardung La region of Jammu and Kashmir's Ladakh, were recovered on Saturday. ... read..


Show-cause notices will be issued to MLAs abstaining from CLP meeting in Karnataka, says Kharge
Kolkata (West Bengal), [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:34 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Saturday said that the party would issue a show-cause notice to two MLAs who did not attend the CLP meeting held in Bengaluru on Friday, asking for an explanation from them. ... read..


India deports 21 Bangladeshi nationals
Guwahati (Assam) | January 19, 2019 8:11:31 PM IST
India on Saturday deported 21 Bangladeshi nationals from an immigration check post in Assam. ... read..


Two new museums likely to be inaugurated by Modi at Red Fort
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Two new experiential museums at Red Fort, planned by Archeological Survey of India as homage to the sacrifices made by Indians, are likely to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of the Republic Day celebrations. ... read..


Fake currency valued at Rs 13,000 recovered in UP
Ghaziabad | Saturday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Police here have arrested a person accused of circulating counterfeit currency and recovered fake currency valued at about 13,000 from his possession. ... read..


Danish PM inaugurates cultural institute in India
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
In a bid to boost people-to-people ties and cultural exchanges, Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen on Saturday inaugurated a Danish Cultural Institute here. ... read..


ED attaches assets worth Rs 16.40 cr in Zakir Naik case
Mumbai | Saturday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth over Rs 16.40 crore in its ongoing investigation against Islamic preacher and televangelist Zakir Abdul Karim Naik, the agency said on Saturday. ... read..


Mamata calls for collective leadership, opposition unity to oust BJP regime
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Calling for a "collective leadership" to oust the Narendra Modi regime from the Centre in the coming Lok Sabha elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said all anti-BJP parties have to join hands for the sake of the nation. ... read..


Rahul raking up Rafale because Michel spilling beans on AgustaWestland: BJP
Panaji | Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
The Congress is raking the Rafale issue because arrested middleman in the AgustaWestand deal Christen Michel is spilling the beans on the VVIP chopper scam, BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said on Saturday. ... read..


BJP treating legislators like commodities: Kumaraswamy
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Assailing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for trying to poach his party's MLAs by offering "huge amounts of cash", Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumarasawmy on Saturday said legislators were being treated as commodities. ... read..


Leh avalanche: 6th body recovered
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 6:45:04 PM IST
Rescue teams on Saturday recovered a sixth body of a civilian buried under an avalanche in Leh district of Ladakh, the Border Roads Organization (BRO) said. ... read..


BJP government at Centre has reached expiry date, says WB Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 6:41:36 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has reached its expiry date and that new dawn with the BJP getting out of power is on the horizon. ... read..


Telangana govt to waive agricultural loans: Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan
Hyderabad (Telangana) India | January 19, 2019 6:41:35 PM IST
Hyderabad (Telangana) India, Jan 19: In a bid to address farmers' distress, the Telangana Government has decided to waive loans upto Rs 1 Lakh taken by them, Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan said Saturday. ... read..


Kashmiri Pandits pledge return to Valley, ask Centre to take initiative
New Delhi (India) | January 19, 2019 6:41:35 PM IST
Many people from the Kashmiri Pandit community in the national capital, which was forced to flee the Kashmir Valley three decades ago, today pledged to return to their homeland and requested support from the Centre for the same. ... read..


Kashmiri Pandits hold silent protest, pledge return to Valley
New Delhi (India)ews | January 19, 2019 6:41:32 PM IST
Displaced Kashmiri Pandits on Saturday commemorated their day of exodus from the Valley almost 30 years ago by holding a silent protest here. ... read..


Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir
Srinagar, [India] | January 19, 2019 6:41:32 PM IST
An avalanche warning was issued in vulnerable areas of nine districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, a day after a snow tragedy struck in Ladakh. ... read..


War disabled soldiers to participate in Mumbai Marathon
Mumbai [Maharashtra] (India) | January 19, 2019 6:41:31 PM IST
With a message of converting disability into ability, 16 soldiers who were disabled in war are set to participate in the Mumbai Marathon 2019, scheduled here on January 20. ... read..


4,199 persons died in road accidents in Kerala in 2018: Police
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
The police here on Saturday said 4,199 persons died in road accidents in Kerala in 2018 - an average of over a 11 day. ... read..


12 cops injured in Bihar anti-encroachment drive
Patna | Saturday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
At least 12 police officers were injured during an anti-encroachment drive on Saturday in Digha area of Patna in Bihar. ... read..


Many PM aspirants in mahagathbandhan, their dream won't be fulfilled: Shahnawaz
Panaji | Saturday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
The mahagathbandhan, which is being propped against Prime Minister Narendra Modi by opposition parties, has many leaders who dream of becoming the Prime Minister but their dreams will remain unfulfilled, BJP national spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain sa ... read..


Humorous digs against BJP evoke huge applause at Bengal rally
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 6:15:04 PM IST
Opposition stalwarts from across the nation received huge applause for their repeated humorous digs at the Modi government during the anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade Ground here on Saturday. ... read..


BJP's alliance is with CBI, ED; ours with common man: Akhilesh
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 5:15:04 PM IST
Accusing the BJP of having aligned with central agencies like the CBI and the ED, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday appealed to the opposition to come together and defeat the conspiracies being hatched to divide alliance partners in states. ... read..


Opposition can form as many alliances, but can't get away with misdeeds: PM Modi
Silvasa (Gujarat) [India] | January 19, 2019 5:11:34 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the parties present at the United India Rally, saying that they can form as many alliances as they want but they will not be able to get away with their misdeeds. ... read..


JNU sedition case: Court enquires how police filed chargesheet without approval
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 5:11:32 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday pulled up Delhi Police in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case for filing a chargesheet without legal approval to which the police has replied that it will procure the requisite sanction within 10 days. ... read..


Anti-BJP rally: PM afraid of united Opposition, says Stalin
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 5:11:32 PM IST
Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam president MK Stalin on Saturday claimed that the upcoming Lok Sabha polls would be the country's second fight for Independence and that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was fearful of the powrer of an united Opposition. ... read..


IRCTC case: Lalu Yadav granted regular bail
New Delhi (India)ews | January 19, 2019 5:11:31 PM IST
A Special CBI court on Saturday granted regular bail to former Railways minister Lalu Yadav in the IRCTC scam case. ... read..


I-T Dept to issue notice where cash transaction is above Rs 20,000 in property purchase
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 5:11:31 PM IST
Be ready to receive the I-T Department's notice if you have made above Rs 20,000 cash transaction in a property purchase in Delhi. I-T Department's Delhi division is going to start a drive against property purchases where the cash transaction crosses the ... read..


2 held for illegal firearm trades, weapons seized
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 19, 2019 5:11:31 PM IST
Two persons from Thane who were allegedly involved in illegal trade of firearms were arrested by the Special Operations Team of the Rachakonda police on Thursday. ... read..


I am a rebel because I speak truth: Shatrughan Sinha
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 5:11:31 PM IST
Echoing Rahul Gandhi's 'Chowkidar Chor Hai' slogan, BJP's disgruntled MP Shatrughan Sinha attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi while sharing dais with opposition leaders and said he was ready to be declared a "rebel" if speaking the truth amounted to reb ... read..


Modi a publicity PM, nation needs a performing PM: Chandrababu Naidu (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "publicity Prime Minister" and said the nation needs a new Prime Minister who can perform. ... read..


Karnataka BJP MLAs housed in Haryana hotels head home
Gurugram | Saturday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Over a hundred Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators, who were housed in two hotels here in Haryana for the last five days, on Saturday left for their homes. ... read..


INLD legislator in Haryana passes away
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Haryana INLD legislator Jaswinder Singh Sandhu, passed away on Saturday at the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) after battling cancer for the last few months. ... read..


Modi sniggers at opposition's Kolkata rally, terms it 'anti-people'
Silvassa (Dadra & Nagar Haveli) | Saturday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the mega-rally of Opposition parties in in Kolkata terming it "anti-people". ... read..


Sonia terms Brigade rally important for galvanising opposition against Modi
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:45:04 PM IST
Congress stalwart Sonia Gandhi on Saturday described the opposition rally here as an "important attempt" to galvanise leaders across the political spectrum to fight the "arrogant and divisive" Narendra Modi government. ... read..


KS Eshwarappa says Siddaramaiah turned 'pagal' after losing CM post
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 19, 2019 4:41:34 PM IST
Senior BJP leader KS Eshwarappa Saturday said former chief minister Siddaramaiah had gone 'pagal' (crazy) after losing his chief ministerial position and therefore, resorted to attacking BS Yeddyurappa. ... read..


Narendra Modi is a publicity PM, we want a performing PM: Andhra CM
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 4:41:34 PM IST
"Narendra Modi is a publicity PM, we want a performing PM," said Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu at the mega opposition rally in Kolkata organised by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. ... read..


ED attaches properties worth Rs 16.40 crore of controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik
New Delhi (India) | January 19, 2019 4:41:31 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached properties worth Rs 16.40 crore belonging to controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). ... read..


Not publicity hungry but performance-driven PM needed: Andhra CM
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the "publicity Prime Minister" and said the nation needs a new Prime Minister who can perform. ... read..


Fight together to oust BJP, do not think of prime ministership: Abdullah
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah on Saturday urged the opposition parties to fight the coming Lok Sabha elections together to oust the BJP, not worrying about issue of prime ministership, which will be settled after the polls. ... read..


Mamata rally a 'failed front': BJP
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Asserting that it will form the next government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the BJP on Saturday called the United India Rally of the opposition in Kolkata as a "failed front" with full of "selfishness" and "contradictions" and ra ... read..


2019 LS polls is not for electing PM, but ending Modi-Shah regime: Kejriwal
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 4:15:04 PM IST
Accusing the Narendra Modi and Amit Shah pair of planting hatred in the country, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the 2019 Lok Sabha elections will not be for electing a new Prime Minister but to remove the dictatorial BJP regime. ... read..


Searches underway in Srinagar's Lal Chowk
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Security forces started a search operation on Saturday in Lal Chowk and adjacent areas to the Jammu and Kashmir capital here, police said. ... read..


Cold weather continues in Bengaluru, fog disrupts flights
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Cold nights with temperature dropping to a low of 11 degrees Celsius continued in Bengaluru, with fog during early hours disrupting at least 50 flights, officials said on Saturday. ... read..


Regional parties can fulfil people's aspirations: Karnataka CM
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:45:05 PM IST
Calling upon all regional parties to come together, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Saturday said they are the only ones who can fulfil the aspirations of the people and termed the Centre's ruling BJP a "paper tiger". ... read..


Anti-BJP rally: Kejriwal likens PM Modi, Amit Shah with Adolf Hitler
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal said if the BJP comes to power again in 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah will operate in a manner similar to that of Adolf Hitler. ... read..


BJP will take note of Shatrughan Sinha's presence at United India Rally
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
The BJP on Saturday made clear its unhappiness over the presence of its MP Shatrughan Sinha at an Opposition rally organised by the Trinamool Congress in Kolkata and indicated that action could be taken against him for this. ... read..


India, South Africa engagement important for preserving peace, security: Sushma Swaraj
Gandhinagar (Gujarat) | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
External Affairs Minister (EAM) Sushma Swaraj here on Saturday said that preserving peace and security and countering terrorism was an important element in the engagement between India and South Africa. ... read..


Kumaraswamy brings up 'MLA poaching' issue at anti-BJP rally
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy claimed that the BJP advocates "horse-trading" in Karnataka while holding talks of weeding out corruption in India, thus highlighting the party's "double standards" ... read..


Shourie, Yashwant at anti-Modi front: Field joint Opposition candidate to oust BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:41:33 PM IST
Former BJP ministers Yashwant Sinha and Arun Shourie on Saturday shared dias with a conglomeration of opposition leaders here and pushed for intensive efforts to oust the Narendra Modi government, feeling it was doable. ... read..


Our only goal to oust Modi government: Stalin at Brigade rally
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
DMK President M.K. Stalin on Saturday said the "only goal" of all the secular parties is to throw out the Narendra Modi government at the Centre in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, which will be the "country's second freedom struggle" and only option to save ... read..


Delhi Police questioned for filing JNU chargesheet without sanction
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 3:15:05 PM IST
A court here on Saturday asked the city police why has it filed a chargesheet against former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leaders Kanhaiya Kumar and nine others in a sedition case without receiving the sanction from competent authority. ... read..


MLAs called back, will not destabilise K'taka govt: Yeddyurappa
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
Former Karnataka chief minister and BJP leader BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday said the Congress and JD(S) have "nothing to worry" as BJP MLAs camping in Gurugram have been called back to Bengaluru. ... read..


Woman, 2 aides arrested for abetting Bhaiyyu Maharaj's suicide
Indore [Madhya Pradesh] (India) | January 19, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
Indore [Madhya Pradesh] (India) Jan 19 (ANI) A woman and two aides of godman Bhaiyyu Maharaj were arrested on Friday for allegedly abetting his suicide last year. ... read..


Kerala nuns who pledged support for rape victim seek CM's intervention
Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
Sister Anupama along with three other nuns who had pledged support for the nun allegedly raped by Bishop Franco Mulakkal, have penned down a letter to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan seeking his intervention in the matter. ... read..


IAF planning to order 8 new Su-30MKI combat aircraft from HAL
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 3:11:33 PM IST
Seeking to make up for the losses in different crashes, the Indian Air Force (IAF) is planning to place an order for eight new Su-30MKI combat aircraft from Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), likely to be worth over Rs 3,000 crore. ... read..


Don't focus on becoming PM: Farooq Abdullah tells Opposition leaders
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
National Conference (NC) leader Farooq Abdullah said opposition leaders must not give thought to their individual prospects of becoming the next Prime Minister, rather fight collectively against the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


Opposition should have one goal, one vow to outcast BJP: Shourie
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 3:11:31 PM IST
Former Union minister and disgruntled BJP leader Arun Shourie said that the opposition must unite together for 'one goal, one vow' and that should be to "outcast the BJP". ... read..


Northeast burning because of Citizenship Amendment Bill: Lalduhawma
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Criticising the Citizenship Amendment Bill, Zoram Nationalist Party leader Lalduhawma on Saturday said the entire Northeast was "burning" because of its after effects and appealed to all parties in the region to sever links with the BJP. ... read..


Tibetans travelling on Chinese passports to India were forced to return: Rights group
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Several hundred Tibetans travelling on Chinese passports to India to attend a teaching session by their exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama in January 2018 were forced to return, international advocacy group Human Rights Watch has said in its annual re ... read..


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