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Why CBI is so 'impatient' in sting case, asks Harish Rawat
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | September 20, 2019 10:41:36 PM IST
Former Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Friday alleged that "some powerful people" wanted to destroy him, adding that Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) was working with "impatience" in a sting case. ... read..


Amazon to add 100,000 electric delivery vehicles by 2030
California | September 20, 2019 10:41:29 PM IST
As global warming intensifies, tech giants are taking bold steps to undo the environmental damage. One of the steps taken by e-commerce giant Amazon is adding electric vehicles to its delivery fleet. ... read..


Google Chrome update brings theme customisation, tab tracker, and more
California | September 20, 2019 10:41:27 PM IST
Google announced a slew of updates to its Chrome browser, including tab improvements and more options to customise. ... read..


2-child norm essential for the country: Jitin Prasad
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Anticipating the BJP's move on population control,the Congress has also jumped into the debate, as the Congress Working Committee member Jitin Prasad has said that for all-around development of the country population control is needed. ... read..


Chinmayanand confesses to crime, SIT doesn't book him for rape
Shahjahanpur | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
"Main sharminda hoon," is what Chinmayanand told the Special Investigation Team during investigations. ... read..


Tripura CM, BJP leaders condemn harassment of Babul Supriyo
Agartala | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb and ruling Bharatiya Janata Party leaders on Friday vehemently condemned the harassment and gherao of Union Minister Babul Supriyo for hours in Kolkata's Jadavpur University on Thursday. ... read..


SC to hear Ayodhya case for an hour more from next week
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday decided to extend the daily hearing of the Ayodhya title dispute case by an hour from Monday next week. The court had earlier set October 18 as the deadline to conclude the hearing on the matter. ... read..


Babul Supriyo challenges Mamata to charge his assaulters
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 10:15:05 PM IST
Terming the Left student activists as "cowards" who had assaulted him in the Jadavpur University campus, BJP leader and Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Friday virtually challenged West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to charge them for the assault a ... read..


EAC-PM says tax rate measures path-breaking, will boost growth
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 10:11:39 PM IST
The Economic Advisory Council to Prime Minister (EAC-PM) on Friday said that the measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, including a reduction in corporate tax, were path-breaking which will boost investment, enhance growth and help the ... read..


Case against Azam Khan's son for encroaching upon govt land in Rampur
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) | September 20, 2019 10:11:37 PM IST
An FIR was lodged against Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan's elder son Adib Khan and others for allegedly purchasing and constructing buildings at government land here on Friday. ... read..


Govt announces GST rate cut on marine fuel, wet grinders, hike for railway wagon, coach
Panaji (Goa) | September 20, 2019 10:11:34 PM IST
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced the reduction of GST rates on a slew of items including slide fasteners, marine fuel and wet grinders and increased for railway wagons and coaches among others. ... read..


Jails have better facilities than shelter homes, says NCW chairperson, meets Bettiah gang rape victim
Patna (Bihar) | September 20, 2019 10:11:33 PM IST
National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma, who is in Bihar to take stock of the probe in Bettiah gangrape case, has said that jails in the country have better facilities than shelter homes and correctional centres. ... read..


RSS supports homosexual and transgender rights, frowns on live-in relationships
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | September 20, 2019 10:11:31 PM IST
In a major boost to homosexual and transgender rights, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has thrown its weight behind their cause but has fallen short on extending support to same-sex marriage. ... read..


Shah launches citizen centric services in Chandigarh
Chandigarh | September 20, 2019 10:11:30 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday launched three citizen-centric services of the Chandigarh Police here. The services include the Emergency Response Support System (ERSS-Dial 122), e-Beat Book' and e-Saathi'mobile application. ... read..


J-K: IGP reviews security arrangements ahead of Navratra and Dussehra festival
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 20, 2019 10:11:27 PM IST
Ahead of the Navratra and Dussehra festival, Inspector General of Police(IGP), Mukesh Singh on Friday chaired a meeting with officers of Army, Police, Intelligence agencies and civil administration to discuss the security arrangements in Jammu. ... read..


Shiv Sena firm on contesting 135 seats
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray categorically said here on Friday that the alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was on and both the parties would contest 135 seats each in the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly elections. ... read..


JU row: Dhankhar calls Trinamool's claim 'factually incorrect'
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
The confrontation between West Bengal governor Jagdeep Dhankhar and the state government escalated on Friday, with Raj Bhavan describing the Trinamool Congress's statement "factually incorrect" and "unfortunate" after the party's secretary general Partha ... read..


'Declare Hari Singh's birth anniversary a public holiday'
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 9:45:05 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Karan Singh on Friday urged Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik to declare the birth anniversary of his late father Maharaja Hari Singh on September 23 as a public holiday, asserting that it was because of the erstwhile ruler ... read..


NRC won't come to Bengal, nobody will be pushed out: Mamata
Howrah (West Bengal) | September 20, 2019 9:41:40 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday made it clear that the National Register of Citizens (NRC) will not be implemented and no one will be pushed out from the state. ... read..


Kerala HC quashes UAPA charges against Maoist leader Roopesh
Kochi (Kerala) | September 20, 2019 9:41:38 PM IST
Kerala High Court on Friday quashed the charges under Unlawful Activities Prohibition Act (UAPA) against Maoist leader Roopesh, who is in jail for allegedly working for banned organisations. ... read..


RSS book on 21st-century outlook cites connection between 'Islamic Jihad' and 'Terrorism'
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | September 20, 2019 9:41:37 PM IST
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's (RSS) roadmap for 21st century, a much-awaited book scheduled to be released by RSS sarsanghchalak Mohan Bhagwat on October 1, has indicated towards a connection between 'Islamic jihad' and terrorism. ... read..


States should take advantage of favourable weather conditions for better Rabi production: Rupala
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 9:41:35 PM IST
Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers Welfare Parshottam Rupala said on Friday that a record 285 million tonnes production of food grains has been achieved so far and urged the states to take advantage of favorable weather conditions for better pr ... read..


ED attaches plant, machinery of Kudos Chemie Ltd in bank fraud case
Chandigarh (Punjab) | September 20, 2019 9:41:32 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached plant and machinery of Kudos Chemie Ltd worth Rs 234.11 crores in connection with a bank fraud case under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). ... read..


Sonipat: Child born with rare disease, critical
Sonipat (Haryana) | September 20, 2019 9:41:29 PM IST
A child born at Bhagat Phool Singh Medical College in Gohana here with a rare disease has been declared critical, a hospital official informed on Friday. ... read..


By Archana Sharma
Jaipur | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
It may sound surprising, but it is true that thousands of years ago another classic piece was written, besides the Gita -- the Ram Gita. ... read..


3 youth held for extortion call to Chinmayanand
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) that arrested senior BJP leader Chinmayanand earlier in the day on charges of rape and blackmail of a law student has now arrested two cousins and a male friend of the alleged rape victim. ... read..


Dehradun: 6 dead, 3 hospitalised after consuming illicit liquor
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | September 20, 2019 9:11:34 PM IST
Six people died on Friday after allegedly consuming illicit alcohol in Dehradun. ... read..


BJP leader files complaint against 'unknown' persons in Jadavpur University incident
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 20, 2019 9:11:32 PM IST
BJP leader Agnimitra Paul on Friday lodged a complaint with police against unknown persons on Friday, a day after she along with Union Minister Babul Supriyo were allegedly heckled and assaulted at Jadavpur University in Kolkata. ... read..


Army to rely on indigenous artificial intelligence sources for fighting future wars
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 9:11:29 PM IST
Seeking to fight future wars with indigenous artificial intelligence, a top Army officer Friday said India will soon catch up with the world in terms of advancements in the modern warfare technology. ... read..


Trump fears fallout of war in Gulf as Iran provokes him
New York | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The spectre of the disastrous Iraq War haunts US President Donald Trump as he confronts a provocative Iran that is lashing out against his ally Saudi Arabia and daring him to react. ... read..


MoS Defence urges media to remain "sensitive" on issues of national security
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 8:41:33 PM IST
Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik on Friday called upon media to remain "sensitive" towards the national security while reporting about the developments related to the Armed Forces. ... read..


Left parties demand farm loan waiver, unemployment allowance
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 8:41:29 PM IST
The Left parties on Friday slammed the management of the economy by the Modi government and demanded unemployment allowance for youth, minimum wage of Rs 18000 per month, increase in MGNREGA allocations and one-time loan waiver for farmers. ... read..


TMC govt was sitting idle, waiting for Supriyo to get killed: BJP WB chief
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 20, 2019 8:41:28 PM IST
BJP West Bengal president Dilip Ghosh on Friday strongly attacked the Trinamool Congress (TMC) government and alleged it was sitting idle and "waiting" for Union Minister Babul Supriyo to "get killed" at Jadavpur University. ... read..


273 militants active in Valley, local ones outnumber foreigners
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
There are a total of 273 militants operating in Kashmir, according to a list prepared by security agencies last week and accessed by the IANS. ... read..


NDA will win over 200 seats in 2020 Bihar polls: Nitish
Patna | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Putting an end to all speculation, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who is also the JD(U) president, on Friday made it clear that his party will contest the 2020 state assembly polls together with the BJP as an ally of the NDA. ... read..


IAF receives first Rafale combat aircraft in France
General News | September 20, 2019 8:11:37 PM IST
Moving a step closer towards operating the Rafale combat aircraft, the Indian Air Force on Thursday received the first Rafale combat aircraft at the Dassault Aviation manufacturing facility here. ... read..


Confident that US visit would present India as vibrant land of opportunities, global leader: PM
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 8:11:34 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed confidence that his upcoming visit to the United States would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a global leader and boost bilateral ties. ... read..


UP: Police arrest man for posing as fake sub-inspector in Amroha
General News | September 20, 2019 8:11:32 PM IST
Police of Amroha district, Uttar Pradesh arrested a man for posing as a fake sub-inspector while he was checking vehicles on duty. Police have recovered a pistol and cartridges from his possession. ... read..


Congress terms corporate tax reduction panic reaction to choppy sensex
Politics | September 20, 2019 8:11:31 PM IST
New Delhi[India], Sept 20 (ANI) The Congress said on Friday that government's decision to reduce corporate tax was a "panic reaction to tide over choppy sensex" instead of laying sound economic vision for the country. ... read..


Artificial intelligence is next most disruptive technology in Military Affairs: Army officer
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 8:11:29 PM IST
Seeking to fight future wars with indigenous artificial intelligence (AI), a top Army officer on Friday said, India will soon catch up with the world in terms of advancements in the modern warfare technology and AI is going to be the next most disruptive ... read..


Mayawati raises questions on corporate tax cuts
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 8:11:27 PM IST
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Friday raised questions over the Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's bonanza to the corporate sector by slashing tax on companies. ... read..


Armed Forces must be trained against chemical attacks: Rajnath
Gwalior | Friday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the armed forces must be fully equipped to operate against chemical-biological attacks in the future. Singh was addessing a gathering at the Defence Research and Development Establishment (DRDE) here. ... read..


BJP stands strongly behind Babul Supriyo
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
A day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled and gheraoed for hours in Kolkata's Jadavpur University that forced West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankar to rush to his help, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders are tweeting and attacking the Mama ... read..


1984 riots SIT yet to record statement of witnesses (IANS Special) (Lead)
Kanpur | Friday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed in February 2019 to reinvestigate the anti-Sikh riots cases that took place in Kanpur in 1984 after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, has not yet recorded the statement of a single witness ... read..


SC issues notice to Centre over caste bias plea
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Centre on a petition seeking a direction to put an end to discriminatory practices in university campuses filed by the mothers of Payal Tadvi and Rohith Vemula, who committed suicide over alleged caste-ba ... read..


Portion of vacant building collapses in Mumbai, no casualties
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 7:45:06 PM IST
A portion of a vacant six-storey building collapsed in South Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Road on Friday morning, said an official of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)Disaster Control. However, no casualties have been reported in the incident. ... read..


Customs official seize supplements, cigarettes worth Rs 34 lakhs at Chennai Airport
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) | September 20, 2019 7:41:44 PM IST
Customs officials seized bodybuilding supplements and cigarettes worth Rs 34 lakhs from three passengers at the Chennai International Airport here on Friday. ... read..


K'taka: Pratibha Puraskar to be held for students on Sep 22
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 20, 2019 7:41:43 PM IST
The Karnataka State Government Kumbara Employees' Welfare Association will organise 'Pratibha Puraskar' for school students here on September 22. ... read..


CBI quizzes IAS officer Raj Kumar Khatri in connection with IMA ponzi scam
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | September 20, 2019 7:41:40 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has quizzed IAS Raj Kumar Khatri in connection with its ongoing probe in I-Monetary Advisory (IMA) ponzi scam case, sources told ANI. ... read..


Monsoon fury: Onion prices surge in Delhi, Bihar
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 7:41:36 PM IST
The retail price of onion shot up to Rs 70 per kilogram in the capital on Friday due to a reduced supply of the crop owing to incessant rains and floods in many parts of the country. ... read..


Bail to Chidambaram will set 'very wrong precedent' in corruption cases, CBI tells Delhi HC
By Sushil Batra

New Delhi | September 20, 2019 7:41:33 PM IST
Granting bail to P Chidambaram will not only go against the zero-tolerance policy on corruption but also set a "very wrong precedent", the CBI told the Delhi High Court on Friday while opposing the Congress leader 's bail plea in the INX Media case. ... read..


SC asks J-K HC's Juvenile Justice Committee to look into allegation of illegal detention of children
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 7:41:29 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court to look into the allegations of illegal detention of children in Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of abrogation of the provisions under Article 370 raised in ... read..


Kolkata: BJP protests against Jadavpur University incident
Kolkata (West Bengal) | September 20, 2019 7:12:03 PM IST
A day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was allegedly heckled and assaulted in Jadavpur University, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday took out a protest rally here against the "heinous" incident. ... read..


Big cities help criminals find collaborators: Study
Washington D.C. | September 20, 2019 7:11:54 PM IST
A new study claims that bigger cities easily help criminals find collaborators. ... read..


IYC protests near Sitharman's residence
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 7:11:52 PM IST
Indian Youth Congress (IYC) members on Friday protested near Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman's residence here against the government's handling of the economy saying that growth rate had been falling and "bizarre" reasons were being given for the downt ... read..


J-K: Lt Gen Ranbir Singh visits Srinagar to review security situation
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 20, 2019 7:41:32 PM IST
Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh on Friday visited Kashmir to review the security situation in the region. ... read..


Rs 32 lakh in cash, forex worth $ 10,000 seized from TMC MP's residence: ED
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 7:11:41 PM IST
The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday claimed to have seized Rs 32 lakh in cash along with foreign exchange worth USD 10,000 from the official residence of Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Kanwar Deep Singh here. ... read..


AP: ACB raids Kadapa RTO, seizes Rs. 90,310, arrests 15
Kadapa (Andhra Pradesh) | September 20, 2019 7:11:40 PM IST
Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) raided the Regional Transport Office (RTO) and seized Rs 90,310 while arresting 15 unofficial agents on Friday. ... read..


Here's how Ralph Lauren paid tribute to 'Friends'
Washington D.C. | September 20, 2019 7:11:34 PM IST
Good news for all the Jennifer Aniston fans! The actor became a household name after starring as Rachel Green in the beloved sitcom 'Friends' and now you can dress like her character! ... read..


U'khand: Six die after consuming spurious liquor in Dehradun
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | September 20, 2019 7:11:31 PM IST
Six people died on Friday after consuming spurious liquor in Pathariya Peer area of Kotwali police station area. ... read..


Harish Rawat sting case: CBI submits report to court in sealed cover
Nainital (Uttarakhand) | September 20, 2019 7:11:28 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has submitted a report to Nainital High Court in connection with sting case related to former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat, sources said on Friday. ... read..


Chinmayanand sent to 14-day judicial custody (2nd Lead)
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Former Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chinmayanand was arrested from his Mumuksha Ashram here on Friday by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing rape charges against him. ... read..


SC seeks report from J&K HC on alleged detention of children
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court 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..


Delhi: 19-yr-old girl commits suicide by hanging self at home
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
A 19-year-old student allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her home in Tilak Nagar, police said on Friday. ... read..


AAP appoints Ajoy Kumar as its national spokesperson
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 6:41:31 PM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has appointed former Jharkhand Congress president Ajoy Kumar as its national spokesperson. ... read..


'BJP-Shiv Sena polls pact for Maha polls to be announced in 2 days'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 20, 2019 6:41:27 PM IST
Amid the looming uncertainty over Shiv Sena-BJP alliance in Maharashtra polls, Uddhav Thackeray on Friday said a seat-sharing agreement has been finalised and will be announced within two days. ... read..


In warfare, technological edge gives huge payoffs, says Lt Gen Alok Kler
By Sahil Pandey

New Delhi | September 20, 2019 9:11:26 PM IST
Technological edge in modern warfare gives huge payoffs as decision-making becomes faster, said Army Commander of the South Western Command Lt General Alok Kler on Friday. ... read..


Shah launches Chandigarh Police ERSS, e-BEAT system
Chandigarh | September 20, 2019 6:11:40 PM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah launched Chandigarh Police's e-BEAT system and Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) here on Friday. ... read..


S Korean delegation meets Andhra Education Minister to discuss educational ties
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | September 20, 2019 6:11:35 PM IST
A delegation from South Korea on Friday met Andhra Pradesh Education Minister Adimulapu Suresh and senior government officials in Amaravati to discuss prospects of collaboration in education and skill development. ... read..


Congress accuses Centre of 'character assassinating' Chidambaram in INX Media case
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 6:11:33 PM IST
Congress on Friday alleged that the Modi government was trying to character assassinate former Finance Minister P Chidambaram as he continues to remain in judicial custody in the INX Media case. ... read..


Delhi: Tihar jail inmate commits suicide
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 6:11:30 PM IST
A Tihar jail inmate succumbed to death on Friday while undergoing treatment after an alleged suicide attempt earlier this week. ... read..


Harish Rawat sting case: Court adjourns hearing till Oct 1
Dehradun (Uttarakhand) | September 20, 2019 6:11:28 PM IST
The Nainital High Court on Friday adjourned till October 1 the hearing in alleged sting case of former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat. ... read..


INX Media case: CBI opposes Chidambaram's bail plea in Delhi HC citing 'gravity of the offence'
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 6:11:27 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday opposed former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's bail plea filed in the Delhi High Court in the INX Media case, on the grounds of "gravity of the offence and the magnitude of the financial embezzlement". ... read..


Rahul takes dig at Modi after corporate tax cut, says Houston event most expensive
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 5:42:04 PM IST
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the government slashing corporate tax ahead of his visit to the US and said that the "Howdy Modi" event at Houston is "the world's most expensive event ever at over Rs ... read..


Court extends Ratul Puri's judicial remand till Oct 3 in bank fraud case
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 5:42:00 PM IST
A Delhi court on Friday extended till October 3 the judicial custody of businessman Ratul Puri in connection with a Rs 354-crore bank fraud case. ... read..


Gujarat: 10-feet-long python rescued in Vadodara
Vadodara (Gujarat) | September 20, 2019 5:41:58 PM IST
A team of wildlife trust rescued a 10-feet-long python from a farm close to Aajwa Nemeta Garden here on Friday. ... read..


Bengaluru: JP Nadda, CM Yediyurappa to attend ceremony marking 60th birth anniversary of Ananth Kumar
By Pragya Kaushika

New Delhi | September 20, 2019 5:41:55 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) working president J P Nadda flanked by Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and his cabinet will gather to observe the 60th birth anniversary of late Ananth Kumar, one of the party's tallest leaders in South India on S ... read..


Shivpal can rejoin SP, indicates Akhilesh
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 20, 2019 5:41:48 PM IST
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday indicated that his estranged uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav could rejoin the Samajwadi Party (SP) and noted that the party was willing to accept anyone who wants to join it. ... read..


Health Ministry plans to introduce Mass Drug Administration programme in Yadgir district, Karnataka
By Priyanka Sharma

New Delhi | September 20, 2019 5:41:45 PM IST
The Health Ministry has planned to introduce a Mass Drug Administration (MDA) programme, similar to the Triple Drug Therapy, in Yadgir district of Karnataka, scheduled to take place in November 2019. ... read..


Maharashtra: Train services affected between Thane-Airoli due to technical glitch
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | September 20, 2019 5:41:43 PM IST
Local services have been halted between Thane- Airoli at the Mumbai Suburban Railway's Trans-Harbour line here on Friday. ... read..


Delhi police nabs two in connection with the murder of a University staffer in Meerut
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 5:41:42 PM IST
Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested two persons including the main accused in connection with the murder of a university official in Meerut. ... read..


BJP's countdown in Uttar Pradesh has begun, says AkhileshYadav
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | September 20, 2019 5:41:29 PM IST
Targeting the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government on the completion of two-and-half years, Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said that the reverse countdown for the BJP government in the state has begun. ... read..


AirAsia's Bhubaneswar-Bangkok service to be temporarily suspended from Sept 25
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | September 20, 2019 5:41:28 PM IST
AirAsia has decided to temporarily suspend its flight between Bhubaneswar and Bangkok from September 25, Biju Patnaik International Airport Director SC Hota said on Friday. ... read..


India shaken by Saudi attacks, but oil is in control
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
When the drones hit two of the worlds largest oil processing facilities of Aramco, its loud noise not only woke residents in Saudi Arabia but shook the entire global oil industry setting panic among traders who foresaw a severe oil squeeze for the first t ... read..


India's naval drill with Singapore, Thailand to end today
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
A three-nation naval military exercise being conducted by India along with Thailand and Singapore in the Andaman Sea will conclude on Friday. The objective of the drill is to test maritime interoperability between the navies of the three countries in the ... read..


1 killed, 5 injured in Washington D.C. shooting (Lead)
Washington | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting that took place about 3 km away from the White House here, police said. ... read..


Rape accused BJP leader Chinmayanand arrested from UP ashram (Lead)
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2019 5:15:05 PM IST
Former Union minister and senior BJP leader Chinmayanand was arrested on Friday morning from his Mumukshu Ashram here by the Special Investigating team (SIT) probing the rape charges against him. ... read..


1 killed, 5 injured in Washington shooting
Washington | Friday, 2019 4:45:05 PM IST
At least one person was killed and five others were injured in a shooting in the US capital of Washington D.C., authorities said. ... read..


Sadananda Gowda lays foundation stone for HPG second Stage Plant at BCPL in Dibrugarh
Dibrugarh (Assam) | September 20, 2019 4:41:57 PM IST
Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers DV Sadananda Gowda laid the foundation stone for HPG second Stage Plant at Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited (BCPL) Lepetkata in Dibrugarh on Thursday in presence of Union Minister of State for Food Proce ... read..


Govt using public money for corporate benefit: CPI-M
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 4:41:54 PM IST
The CPI-M on Friday accused the BJP-led government of amending the Income Tax Act to give concessions to the corporates and superrich to the tune of Rs. 1.45 lakh crore and said the "corporate-communal nexus was imposing greater miseries on the Indian peo ... read..


Ahead of J-K visit, Azad questions connectivity in the region
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 4:41:51 PM IST
Ahead of his visit to Jammu and Kashmir, senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad on Friday expressed concern over connectivity issues in the valley. ... read..


SIT arrests Swami Chinmayanand but no rape charge against him
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh) | September 20, 2019 4:41:50 PM IST
A month after a law student leveled charges of rape against him, BJP leader and former Union minister Swami Chinmayanand was on Friday arrested by Uttar Pradesh police which charged him with an offense of not amounting to rape, stalking and criminal intim ... read..


Wife files petition after husband detained under PSA after abrogation of Art 370, SC issues notice to Centre
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 4:41:47 PM IST
Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to Centre and sought a detailed reply within two weeks on a habeas corpus petition filed by one, Asifa Mubeen, whose husband was detained under PSA in Jammu and Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370. ... read..


No discord in alliance with BJP, says Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Patna (Bihar) | September 20, 2019 4:41:38 PM IST
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said there is "no discord" in the BJP- JDU alliance, slamming rumours about friction between the two parties ahead of the Assembly elections in Bihar next year. ... read..


K'taka: NSUI members polish shoes, sell fruits in protest over unemployment
Shivamogga (Karnataka) | September 20, 2019 4:41:36 PM IST
National Students'Union of India (NSUI) workers on Friday polished shoes and sold fruits at a bus stand in Shivamogga as a mark of protest against unemployment and crisis in the automobile sector. ... read..


AgustaWestland case: Court allows CBI to further interrogate Christian Michel
New Delhi | September 20, 2019 4:41:33 PM IST
A Delhi court on Friday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further interrogate Christian Michel, an alleged middleman in the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, in Tihar jail. ... read..


Naidu hits out at YSRCP govt for Polavaram project re-tendering
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) | September 20, 2019 4:41:35 PM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday hit out at YSRCP government for re-tendering Polavaram project. ... read..


Bipin Rawat to request U'Khand CM to provide better education facilities in state
Uttarkashi (Uttarakhand) | September 20, 2019 4:41:29 PM IST
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday visited Thathi village here to meet his relatives and said he will request Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat for providing better high education facilities here. ... read..


Residents of Dhatkidih village express disappointment after murder charges restored on accused in Tabrez Ansari lynching case
Saraikela Kharsawan (Jharkhand) | September 20, 2019 4:41:26 PM IST
Residents of Dhatkidih village on Thursday expressed disappointment after murder charges were restored against the accused in the Tabrez Ansari lynching incident. ... read..


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