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Modi regime testing time for India's democracy: Ex-Arunachal CM Apang (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang, who left the BJP after a four-year association earlier this week, said on Saturday the Narendra Modi regime has been a "testing time" for India's democracy and accused it of dividing the country. ... read..


Tens of thousands attend Bengal's mega anti-BJP rally
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 2:15:05 PM IST
Tens of thousands of enthusiastic workers and supporters, including a man on a wheelchair, attended the mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday raising their voices against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


Modi regime testing time for India's democracy: Ex-Arunachal CM Apang
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 1:45:04 PM IST
Former Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Gegong Apang, who left the BJP after a four-year association earlier this week, said on Saturday the Narendra Modi regime has been a "testing time" for India's democracy and accused it of dividing the country. ... read..


Microsoft ends Windows 10 Mobile support, pushes users to switch to Android
Washington [United States] | January 19, 2019 1:41:32 PM IST
Microsoft has announced that it is ending support for Windows 10 Mobile and asked users to switch to an Android or iOS device. ... read..


Facebook tests new 'LOL' feature to keep teens distracted with old memes
California [United States] | January 19, 2019 1:41:32 PM IST
Facebook is enough distraction already, but the company is reportedly testing a new feature called 'LOL' that is meant solely for memes and funny viral content to keep the teens engaged. ... read..


Alphabet's health division gets clearance for on-demand ECG feature in smartwatch
California [United States] | January 19, 2019 1:41:32 PM IST
After Apple, Google's parent company Alphabet is working its way towards bringing health at the center of its products. Now, the company's health division Verily has reportedly received FDA 510(k) clearance for its Study smartwatch for an on-demand ECG fe ... read..


Tesla lays off 3,000 people amidst tough finances
California [United States] | January 19, 2019 1:41:32 PM IST
Tesla announced that it is laying off 7 percent of its full-time workforce in an effort to streamline the company and prepare it for the tough times ahead. ... read..


PM Modi takes ride in L&T-built howitzer, showcases Make in India in defence
Hazira (Gujarat) | January 19, 2019 1:41:31 PM IST
Showcasing the success of Make in India in defence sector, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday took a ride in the L&T built K-9 Vajra self propelled howitzer here. ... read..


Subhash Chandra Bose fought Britishers, we have to fight thieves: Hardik Patel
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 1:41:31 PM IST
Patidar quota agitation leader Hardik Patel likened the current NDA government to thieves and said while freedom fighter Subhash Chandra Bose fought with the Brithishers, the opposition parties along with the people of the country have to fight with theiv ... read..


Transferred nuns request Kerala CM's intervention
Kottayam (Kerala) | Saturday, 2019 1:15:04 PM IST
The four nuns, who publicly protested last year demanding rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal's arrest, and were handed transfer orders three days back, on Saturday sought Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan's intervention in the matter. ... read..


Telangana: Lone BJP MLA Raja Singh takes oath
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 19, 2019 12:41:32 PM IST
BJP's lone MLA Raja Singh took oath in the Telangana Assembly on Saturday. ... read..


WCD Ministry registers FIR against ICCW for financial fraud
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 12:41:32 PM IST
The Ministry of Women and Child Development (WCD) registered an FIR against Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) for alleged financial fraud. ... read..


UPA III more likely than NDA III: Tharoor
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor feels his party is "on the march" and even if it bags lesser seats than the ruling BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, it can still form a UPA-III government with the help of its allies. ... read..


Tumultuous welcome for Mamata at Brigade Ground
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee received a tumultuous welcome as she reached the Brigade Parade Ground for the opposition's mega anti-BJP rally on Saturday. ... read..


Opposition leaders meet Mamata ahead of 'anti-BJP rally'
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:36 AM IST
Key opposition leaders including SP Chief Akhilesh Yadav, DMK president MK Stalin, former prime minister Deve Gowda, and TDP Chief Chandrababu Naidu met West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee ahead of the TMC-led mega rally on Saturday. ... read..


Cold wave grips Delhi, air quality to remain poor for 48 hours
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:36 AM IST
A thick blanket of fog continued to envelop the national capital on Saturday with pollution further intoxicating the atmosphere. ... read..


Gurugram: Rape victim shot dead by accused
Gurugram (Haryana) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:34 AM IST
A man working at a night club as a bouncer allegedly shot dead a 22-year-old woman on Saturday for not withdrawing a rape case filed by her against him. ... read..


BJP worker held in connection with Prahlad Bandhwar's murder
Pratapgarh (Rajasthan) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:34 AM IST
Police in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh arrested Manish Bairagi, a BJP worker, in connection with the murder of Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Prahlad Bandhwar. ... read..


Hyderabad: 5 drug smugglers held, 50 kg marijuana seized
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:33 AM IST
In a major breakthrough, the Prohibition and Excise Department on Saturday busted inter-state marijuana trade and held five people, including two women, in connection with the case. ... read..


2 women make second attempt to enter Sabarimala, sent back by police
Pathanamthitta (Kerala) [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:31 AM IST
Two women of menstrual age who reached Nilakkal base camp on Saturday to trek to Sabarimala temple were forced to return after police warned them about protesters gathered in Pamba. ... read..


IRCTC scam: Delhi Court reserves order on Lalu's bail plea in CBI Case
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 11:41:31 AM IST
The Patiala House Court on Saturday reserved its order on Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's regular bail plea in connection with the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) scam filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CB ... read..


BJP MLAs to return to Karnataka from Gurugram resort
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) legislators will return on Saturday from a private resort in Gurugram where they were lodged for the last few days, a party leader said. ... read..


Himachal sees rise in mercury, more snow in store
Shimla | Saturday, 2019 11:15:04 AM IST
The hills of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday saw a marginal rise in the temperatures, but the Met Office here forecast crain and more snowfall in the next three days. ... read..


Cold Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2019 10:45:04 AM IST
It was a cold Saturday morning in Delhi with the minimum temperature recorded at 5.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's average, the weather office said. ... read..


Heavy snowfall in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar | Saturday, 2019 10:15:04 AM IST
Heavy snowfall occurred in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, with the weather office forecasting more in store for the next three days. ... read..


Yeddyurappa calls back all BJP MLAs camping in Gurugram
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 19, 2019 9:11:31 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Karnataka State President and former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa on Saturday called back all BJP MLAs camping in Gurugram. ... read..


Fresh hike in fuel prices on Saturday
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 9:11:31 AM IST
Fuel prices witnessed a fresh hike on Saturday, adding to commuters' woes. ... read..


PM Modi, Amit Shah 'afraid' of grand alliance, says Singhvi
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 7:11:40 AM IST
Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah are "afraid" of the grand alliance and that's why they keep on poking fun at it. ... read..


Punjab DGP asks CM Captain Amarinder Singh to relieve him from his duties
Amritsar (Punjab) [India] | January 19, 2019 7:11:37 AM IST
Punjab Director General of Police, Suresh Arora on Friday requested state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to relieve him from his duties. ... read..


Misa Bharti felt like chopping off Ram Kripal Yadav's hands when he joined BJP
Patna (Bihar) [India] | January 19, 2019 7:11:37 AM IST
RJD chief Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti said that she felt like chopping off Union Minister Ram Kripal Yadav's hands when she heard the news of him joining the BJP. ... read..


'Khamosh': Shatrughan Sinha avoids question on Ram Temple
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 19, 2019 7:11:37 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha on Friday avoided media when he was asked about the Ayodhya land dispute case. ... read..


Bihar: Journalist shot at in Muzaffarpur
Muzaffarpur (Bihar) [India] | January 19, 2019 7:11:34 AM IST
A journalist, named Feroze Akhtar, was shot at by unknown assailants in Aurai area of Bihar's Muzaffarpur district on Friday. ... read..


New article on Rafale based on fudged arithmetic: Jaitley dismisses report of price escalation
New Delhi [India] | January 19, 2019 2:11:34 AM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday dismissed a news report of price escalation in the Rafale deal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government and said it was based on "fudged arithmetic". ... read..


Court gives permission to lodge FIR against Kejriwal for 'disrespecting' National Flag
Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | January 19, 2019 2:11:31 AM IST
A court in Sagar on Friday gave permission to lodge an FIR against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and AAP workers for allegedly disrespecting the national flag during a rally in January 2014. ... read..


Kumaraswamy questions Modi's commitment to remove corruption
Kolkata | Saturday, 2019 1:15:05 AM IST
Accusing the BJP of using money power to destabilise his government by poaching Congress legislators, Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Friday questioned Prime minister Narendra Modi's claims of fighting corruption. ... read..


Jaitley calls newspaper report on Rafale jet 'fudged arithmatic'
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday described as "fudged arithmatic" a newspaper article on the Rafale fighter jet deal which had said the 36 aircraft signed by the Modi government cost 41 per cent more per aircraft than what was provided in the deal ... read..


Bhatti Vikramarka appointed Telangana CLP leader
Hyderabad | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday appointed Mallu Bhatti Vikramarka as the leader of Congress Legislature Party (CLP) in Telangana. ... read..


Sitharaman decides to induct women in military police
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Enhancing representation of women in armed forces, Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman Friday said the government has taken a "historic" decision to induct women in the military police. ... read..


WCD ministry files FIR against NGO accused of misutilising govt fund
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The Women and Child Development Ministry has filed an FIR against NGO Indian Council for Child Welfare (ICCW) for misusing government-allocated funds and failing to refund the unspent balance, it said on Friday. ... read..


Rainfall, cold wave to hit northwest India next week
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
Widespread rainfall accompanied by cold wave-like conditions would engulf entire northwest India next week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast on Friday. ... read..


NGT raps Environment Ministry for failure to amend guidelines to check tree felling
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 11:45:05 PM IST
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Friday slammed the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) for not amending the "Wood-Based Industries (Establishment and Regulation) Guidelines, 2016" to check illegal felling of trees for charcoa ... read..


Mamata's anti-BJP rally draws political who's who, set to kickstart opposition campaign for LS polls (Preview)
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 11:15:06 PM IST
The stage is set for a mega anti-BJP rally at the historic Brigade Parade ground here on Saturday, that would virtually kick-start the opposition's campaign and is likely to provide the contours of a federal front ahead of the coming general election. ... read..


Seven designers shortlisted for Book Cover prize (Lead, correcting para 4)
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 10:45:04 PM IST
The shortlist for the fourth edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was announced on Friday at the opening day of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival. ... read..


Karnataka Congress MLAs reach Eagleton resort after CLP meet
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 18, 2019 10:41:35 PM IST
Congress on Friday dispatched its Karnataka lawmakers to a resort, following a decision taken at the Legislative Party meeting in the evening, to avoid poaching. ... read..


Pak won't decide what role other's would play in their regional affairs: India
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 10:41:35 PM IST
India on Friday lashed out at Pakistan asserting that 'it is not for Pakistan to decide as to what role another country has in regional or global affairs'. ... read..


Modi govt gave 'windfall' to Dassault Aviation by paying more per aircraft: P Chidambaram
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 10:41:33 PM IST
The Modi-led government has compromised national security by denying to the Air Force the 7 squadrons (126 aircraft) that it desperately needed and gave a "windfall" to Dassault Aviation by paying more per aircraft, said Senior Congress leader P Chidambar ... read..


Bodies of children who died in US arrive in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana)[India] | January 18, 2019 10:41:33 PM IST
Bodies of the three teenaged siblings who died in a fire accident in the US arrived today in Hyderabad on Friday. ... read..


Municipal Corporation for cow shelters received Rs 10 cr each from UP govt: Dr Neelkanth Tiwari
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), [India] | January 18, 2019 10:41:32 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has already allocated Rs 10 crore to each Municipal Corporation for cow shelters, said UP Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Dr Neelkanth Tiwari on Friday. ... read..


Nation first, people next and self last for BJP, says Rajnath Singh
Kadapa [Andhra Pradesh] | January 18, 2019 10:41:30 PM IST
Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) works on the motto of the nation first, people next and self last, said Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday, adding that not political interest but public interest matters to his party. ... read..


Welsh artists, organisations to perform in Kolkata from Jan 19-Feb 2
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Kolkata is all set to experience the distinct flavour of Welsh theatre, language and literature this month. ... read..


Smriti Irani dares Rahul Gandhi to repeat anti-national slogan in public (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Days after Congress leader Kapil Sibal questioned the need for a sedition law, Union Minister Smriti Irani dared his party President Rahul Gandhi to repeat the slogan 'Bharat tere tukde honge" in public. ... read..


Meghalaya authorities express 'inability' to evacuate trapped miners
Shillong | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
District authorities on Friday visited the families of three of the 15 miners who are trapped, now for over a month, inside an illegal flooded coal mine in Meghalaya and expressed their "inability" to evacuate them. ... read..


Delhi air improves; sufficient rains can bring relief: SAFAR
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
The national capital saw a little improvement in its air on Friday as the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) turned from 'severe' to 'very poor' due to an increase in the wind speed. ... read..


Reconsider Citizenship Amendment Bill Meghalaya CM tells Home Minister Rajnath Singh
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K. Sangma on Friday urged Home Minister Rajnath Singh to reconsider the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016 passed in the Lok Sabha. ... read..


EC team reviews poll preparation in Bihar
Patna | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Friday directed Bihar government to transfer all government officials posted at a place for the last three years or more. ... read..


Seven designers shortlisted for Book Cover prize
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
The shortlist for the fourth edition of Oxford Bookstore Book Cover Prize was announced on Friday at the opening day of the Apeejay Kolkata Literary Festival. ... read..


PM Modi to address three rallies in Bengal: State BJP chief
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address two public rallies in West Bengal this month and another in Kolkata's iconic Brigade Parade Ground on February 8, state BJP leader Dilip Ghosh said on Friday. ... read..


Mamata meets senior opposition leaders ahead of January 19 rally
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday called on a number of senior opposition leaders, including former Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, who arrived here to take part in Banerjee's mega a ... read..


Government appoints Rakesh Asthana as BCAS chief (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
A day after the government curtailed his tenure in the CBI as Special Director, Rakesh Asthana, who had a bitter fight with ousted agency chief Alok Verma, was on Friday appointed as the new Director General of the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) ... read..


Opposition shows strength, non-BJP leaders flock to Kolkata on eve of TMC's mega rally
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 18, 2019 9:41:34 PM IST
On the eve of TMC's much touted mega rally, showcasing the strength of opposition ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, galaxy of non-BJP party leaders reached Kolkata on Friday in their bid to come under one umbrella. ... read..


Congress is with all other opposition parties: Sashi Tharoor
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 18, 2019 9:41:31 PM IST
A day ahead of TMC's mega rally in Kolkata, Congress MP Sashi Tharoor called for opposition parties to put up a united fight against the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha polls and said the Congress will support all other parties. ... read..


Working with Indian government on repatriation of Tamil refugees, says new Lankan envoy
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 9:41:34 PM IST
The Sri Lankan government along with the Indian government is working out ways and time frame for the repatriation of Tamil refugees living in India. ... read..


Church closed after Orthodox, Jacobite factions clash in Kerala
Thrissur (Kerala) | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
The St Mary's Church at Mannamangalam near here was on Friday evening put under lock and key by the District Collector following clashes between the Orthodox and Jacobite factions. ... read..


Militants throw grenade at police station in Pulwama, a third in a day (Second Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Militants attacked a police station in Pulwama district with a grenade on Friday. This was the third such attack in the Valley today. ... read..


SC directs protection for two women who entered Sabarimala (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Kerala government to provide adequate and full security to two women who had entered Sabarimala's Lord Aayappa shrine triggering widespread outrage and protests across the state. ... read..


CBSE to issue module to deter students from cheating
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will be issuing an 'instruction module' to all schools to deter students from cheating, a senior Board official said on Friday. ... read..


Election Commission likely to announce Lok Sabha dates in early March
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
With the country already in election mode, the formal schedule for the coming Lok Sabha polls is expected to be announced by the Election Commission in the first week of March and the process is likely to over seven to nine phases. ... read..


Congress to recluse its MLA's in Resort, 3 legislatures skip CLP
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:40 PM IST
Three Karnataka Congress MLAs on Friday abstained from a meeting of the Legislature Party meeting which decided to move rest of the 76 legislators to a resort to prevent poaching. ... read..


Three grenade attacks in J-K, no causalities reported
Srinagar/Shopian/Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir), [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:34 PM IST
Ahead of Republic Day celebrations, militants carried out bomb attacks at three places in Jammu and Kashmir but no casualities were reported, police said Friday. ... read..


Chandrababu Naidu deceiving people of Andhra Pradesh: KTR
Hyderabad [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:33 PM IST
IAttacking N Chandrababu Naidu, TRS on Friday said that TDP leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Naidu was criticising it as well as the BJP to hide his administrative failures. ... read..


BJP slams Sibal's call to scrap sedition law
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:33 PM IST
The BJP on Friday slammed Congress leader Kapil Sibal's call for scrapping the sedition law, saying the opposition party supports those wanting to divide the country rather than contributing towards making a new India. ... read..


India-specific enhancements in Rafale plane to help achieve superiority over adversaries: Defence Ministry
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:39 PM IST
Dismissing media reports suggesting that advancements sought by the Narendra Modi-government has shot the price of a Rafale planes by 41 per cent as "factually inaccurate", the Defence Ministry on Friday said the India specific enhancements would help the ... read..


Defence Ministry approves Army proposal to induct women as jawans
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:36 PM IST
In a historic decision, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday gave a nod for induction of women as jawans in the Army's Corps of Military Police. ... read..


Defence Minister gives nod to induction of women as jawans in Corps of Military Police in Army
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:37 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday decided to induct women as jawans in Corps of Military Police in the Indian Army. ... read..


Five dead in avalanche in Ladakh, search continues for 7 missing
Leh (Jammu and Kasmir), [India] | January 18, 2019 9:11:31 PM IST
Five people died after getting buried under snow while seven others are still missing on Friday after an avalanche hit three vehicles at Khardung La in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


Fog, cold wave conditions prevail in Punjab, Haryana
Chandigarh | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
Minimum temperatures dropped and foggy conditions prevailed at several places in Punjab and Haryana on Friday. ... read..


Karnataka Congress MLAs head to a resort after party meet (Lead)
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
In a new twist to the political drama in the wake of "Operation Lotus", the Congress in Karnataka on Friday shifted 76 of its MLAs to a private resort outside the city accusing the BJP of trying to poach them to destabilise the state's JD(S)-Congress co ... read..


NDA Rafale deal achieved better price than earlier proposal: Defence Ministry
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The Defence Ministry on Friday dismissed as "factually inaccurate" a media report that talked of a 41 per cent increase in the price per aircraft of the 36 Rafale fighter jets from Dassault saying it had got "better price, delivery period and terms" com ... read..


Bhopal may get country's first cremation ground for cows
Bhopal | Friday, 2019 8:45:05 PM IST
The country's first cremation ground for cows will be prepared in Madhya Pradesh's capital Bhopal and the city's municipal authorities are already on the lookout for a site for the purpose. ... read..


In BJP vs BJP, Kalia becomes Chandigarh mayor
Chandigarh | Friday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rajesh Kalia was on Friday elected as mayor of Chandigarh. ... read..


10% quota for economically weak applicable from Jan 14 in UP
Lucknow | Friday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday ratified 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections among the upper castes, a government spokesman said. ... read..


Nation wants new government, new Prime Minister in 2019: Akhilesh Yadav
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the nation wants a new government at the Centre and is waiting for a new Prime Minister to take over. ... read..


Angel tax relief only first step, more in offing: Top official
Gandhinagar | Friday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
The governments decision to liberalise norms for availing angel tax exemption would solve the majority of the problems ailing the start-up sector and is only the first in a series of major steps, a top government official said on Friday. ... read..


Federal parties capable of forming stable government in consultation with Congress: Deve Gowda
Kolkata | Friday, 2019 7:45:04 PM IST
Former Indian Prime Minister H.D. Deve Gowda on Friday claimed that the federal parties, coming together to form an anti-BJP alliance, will be able to form a stable government at the Centre and said the new government has to be formed in consultation with ... read..


China focus country at 9th Hyderabad literary festival start January 25
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 18, 2019 7:41:31 PM IST
Literature, art and culture of China will be in focus at the ninth edition of the prestigious Hyderabad Literary Festival (HLF), which has invited China as the guest of honour this year. ... read..


Defence Minister visits China border to review operational preparedness
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 7:41:31 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday visited the forward bases of the Indian Army and the Air Force along the China border to review the operational preparedness there. ... read..


South African Tourism Minister to visit India from Jan 23
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 7:41:31 PM IST
Eyeing enhancement of tourism trade with India, South Africa's Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom will undertake a four-day visit here from January 23. ... read..


People will answer, remove PM Modi's govt: Deve Gowda
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India] | January 18, 2019 7:41:31 PM IST
Former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) supremo HD Deve Gowda on Friday said that "people of the country will answer to remove Modi government" in the coming Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


3 new airbases to be equipped with HAL-manufactured aircraft
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 7:41:31 PM IST
The Government has sanctioned setting up of three new air bases for the Navy in Gujarat and Tamil Nadu to enhance its maritime surveillance capabilities, which will be equipped with HAL-manufactured Dornier aircraft. ... read..


Justice Maheshwari, Justice Khanna sworn in as SC Judges (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 7:15:05 PM IST
Justice Dinesh Maheshwari and Justice Sanjiv Khanna were on Friday sworn in as judges of the Supreme Court. ... read..


Smriti Irani dares Rahul to repeat 'anti-India' slogan
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Days after Congress leader Kapil Sibal questioned the need for a sedition law, Union Minister Smriti Irani dared his party President Rahul Gandhi to repeat the slogan 'Bharat tere tukde honge" in public. ... read..


Sitharaman visits forward base at Indo-China border
Anini (Arunachal Pradesh) | Friday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday visited the forward areas along India-China Border in Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh located at a height of 5,300 feet. ... read..


'Fake voters': Mumbai Congress seeks probe into electoral rolls
Mumbai | Friday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
The Mumbai Congress on Friday demanded a probe into an alleged 'fake voters' scam, urging the election authorities to investigate it to weed out bogus names from electoral rolls. ... read..


Karnataka Congress MLA Umesh Jadav skips party meet
Bengaluru | Friday, 2019 7:15:04 PM IST
Karnataka Congress MLA Umesh Jadhav on Friday skipped the legislature party meet citing ill-health. ... read..


Four MLAs missing from Cong Legislature Party meeting in Karnataka
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:37 PM IST
Four Karnataka Congress MLAs did not turn up for the meeting of the Legislature Party here on Friday which was convened to assess whether its flock was intact amid speculation of defections. ... read..


Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' breaks record set by 'Fifty Shades of Grey'
Washington D.C. [USA] | January 18, 2019 7:11:35 PM IST
Two months since former First Lady Michelle Obama's Becoming hit the stands; it has become the most sold book on Amazon across all formats for 47 consecutive days. ... read..


ITBP busts Naxal camp at Chhattisgarh-Madhya Pradesh border
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:35 PM IST
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) successfully busted a Naxal camp on the border of Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh after a brief encounter early Friday morning. ... read..


Sitharaman inaugurates strategic bridge in Arunachal Pradesh
New Delhi [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:35 PM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday visited the forward areas along India-China border in Dibang Valley of Arunachal Pradesh and inaugurated the Diffo (Chipu) bridge at Roing. ... read..


PM Modi strengthens cooperation over defence, trade with Czech counterpart
Gujarat (Gandhinagar) [India] | January 18, 2019 7:11:34 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Friday strengthened bilateral cooperation over defence and trade with his Czech Republic counterpart Andrej Babis, after meeting him on the sidelines of the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit, 2019. ... read..


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