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2,480 pilgrims leave for Amarnath amid tight security
Jammu | Thursday, 2017 10:45:04 AM IST
Amid tight security, a total of 2,481 pilgrims left here to undertake the annual Amarnath Yatra that begins on Thursday. Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra will attend the official launch of the Yatra. ... read..


President summons Rajya Sabha for monsoon session
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
President Pranab Mukherjee has summoned the Rajya Sabha for monsoon session from July 17 and it is scheduled to conclude on August 11. ... read..


DU requested to fix glitches in university portal
New Delhi | Thursday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Wednesday requested the Delhi University administration to look into the problem of slow university portal caused by increase in the website traffic, as it is the peak admission time. ... read..


GJM rallies Gorkha kids on Darjeeling streets, sporadic violence reported (Lead)
Darjeeling | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Amid reports of sporadic violence in the north Bengal hills, Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) on Wednesday took out a pro-Gorkhaland rally with Gorkha children in Darjeeling, even as state governor K.N. Tripathi urged all stakeholders to find a solution to t ... read..


Arrogance of AAP government to blame for violence in assembly: BJP
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The BJP on Wednesday attacked the Delhi government, saying the arrogance of Delhi government and AAP was responsible for the violence and anarchy in the Delhi Assembly after two men created ruckus in the assembly alleging corruption and shouted slogans ag ... read..


15 year old raped in Haryana
Kaithal | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The rape of a minor ninth class student by his real uncle has come to light. The police has registered a case and started investigation. According to information the 15 years old victim of a village falling under rajound police station in t ... read..


Prof. Anand Kumar unveils Shrinivas Shrikant book at Shimla
Shimla | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
On the side line of Shimla Book Festival here today at historic Gaiety theater Prof. Anand Kumar today unveiled a book authored by Senior Poet and critics Shrinivas Shrikant. The book titled 'Muktibodh Aik Punarmulyakan' is critic of the poems of G ... read..


Surinder Mahajan to train European players
Chandigarh | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Senior badminton coach of Chandigarh Surinder Mahajan has been invited to import training to badminton players of Europe from June 30 to July 18 at Slovienia and Czech Republic. Since 2000, Mahajan has been going almost every year for these intensi ... read..


Congress lambasts BJP for misleading people
Dharamshala | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Congress leaders today lambasted the BJP leadership for carrying out a malicious campaign during the BJP Rath Yatra against Congress Party and misleading the common people of the state, which they described as unfortunate and unethical. While addre ... read..


Parrikar Govt to complete its tenure: Vinay Tendulkar
Panaji | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Goa Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Vinay Tendulkar today said that the party had faith in its alliance partners and was confident that Manohar Parrikar-led government in the state will complete its tenure. Resonding to questions in a pres ... read..


Prutha, Aditi, Eleanor, Tanya set to compete for Ladies title in Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias TT Championship
Panaji | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Prutha Parrikar, Aditi Chodankar, Eleanor Do Rosario and Tanya Patil secured their position and proceeded to compete for the Ladies title in the Clube Tennis de Gaspar Dias Table Tennis Championship here today. In the Ladies category, Prutha Parrik ... read..


Amazon launches 'GST Cafs' to train sellers on GST compliance
Mumbai | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
India's leading e-commerce giant, Amazon.in, today announced the setting up of 16 'GST Cafs' across 11 cities to help sellers understand the nuances of GST and transition seamlessly through the entire process. In line with Amazon.in's continuous ... read..


Congress put Mah Govt in dock over shoddy rehabilitation work at landslide-hit Milan village
Mumbai | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The opposition Congress today put the Devendra Fadnavis-led state government in dock over the shoddy rehabilitation work at the landslide-hit Malin village near Pune in western Maharashtra. Addressing media persons here, Maharashtra Pradesh Congres ... read..


Governor expresses happiness over ragging-free environment in Goa
Panaji | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Goa Governor Mridula Sinha today expressed happiness over the fact that no incidents of ragging were reported in the state during past five years and also appreciated the measures taken by various educational institutions to prevent ragging in their respe ... read..


BJP MLA Raj Purohit demands to reserve 25 per cent seats for local students in colleges
Mumbai | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
A senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and MLA Raj Purohit today said that he will stage an agitation against his party's own government on July 4 at Azad Maidan here, to press for his demand of keeping 25 per cent seats reserved for local students ... read..


A missing boy recovered within 24 hours in Kashmir
Srinagar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
A boy who went missing during picnic at world famous ski resort of Gulmarg was recovered within 24 hours, a police spokesman said here this evening. He said a woman Hajara, a resident of Pattan in Baramulla, approached Police station Gulmarg t ... read..


Vohra advice Cong keep interest of consumers, make efforts to bring peace in J&K
Srinagar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Advising Congress to keep the interests of consumers foremost on the issue of Goods and Service Tax (GST), Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra urged them to continue their sustained efforts for bringing peace and development to the state. An offi ... read..


Government constitute committee to investigate GCC accident
Srinagar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Jammu and Kashmir Government has constituted three-member to investigate the circumstances that led to tragic Gandola Cable Car (GCC) accident at Gulmarg which had resulted in the death of 7 persons, including four members of a family from New Delhi on Ju ... read..


Government taking pains to educate people about GST, Drabu to respond queries
Srinagar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Taking pains to remove all misconception about the Goods and Services Tax (GST), spread by opposition, Jammu and Kashmir Finance minister Dr Haseeb Drabu will respond to public queries on the issue on Doordarshan tomorrow. An official spokesman sai ... read..


3 women labourers die as vehicle overturns
Shahdol | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Three women labourers were today killed when their sand-laden four-wheeler overturned at Sabo village in Madhya Pradesh's Shahdol District, police said. Asha (30), Amasia Baiga (35) and Preeti (38) died on the spot. The driver fled from the spot. U ... read..


Official posts obscene video mocking SBA
Katni | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
A government official has stirred up a hornet's nest by posting an obscene video mocking the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan on social media. After posting the video, Katni Municipal Commissioner Sanjay Jain apologised for the act. He said that he wa ... read..


Official booked for bribery
Bhopal | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
A bribery case has been registered by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against an assistant of the Bunkar Seva Kendra in Indore. RK Singh had demanded a bribe of Rs 5,000 from the complainant for ensuring the confirmation of service after ... read..


DG Home Guard seeks report on kneel down of four Home guards
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Director General of Police (Home Guard) Binay Behera today sought a report from Mayurbhanj SP and Home Guard Commandant after a photograph went viral in social media showing four home guard being asked to kneel down for not wearing the uniform prope ... read..


West Bengal Governor urges Centre, state and GJM to solve Darjeeling unrest
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Expressing concern about the situation of unrest in the north Bengal hills, West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi on Wednesday urged the Centre, state government and the GJM to find a solution through discussion. ... read..


FICCI Arise cautions schools on revised fee payment
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The FICCI Alliance for Re-Imagining School Education (FICCI Arise) on Wednesday advised schools to be extra sensitive towards students and parents with regard to payment of revised fees. ... read..


Celebs, activists hit Kolkata streets against lynchings
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
A large number of activists, film personalities, poets, writers, musicians and studnets on Wednesday staged a protest here against mob lynchings. ... read..


Will urge LG to give ownership rights to gram sabha land allottees: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that he, along with all party MLAs, will approach Lt. Governor Anil Baijal and request him to give ownership right to the people allotted plots of gram sabha land under the Centre's 20-point programme ... read..


Congress criticises sending 2 men to jail over Delhi Assembly ruckus
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday condemned the "harsh punishment" handed out to two men, who created a ruckus in the Delhi Assembly alleging corruption by the Delhi government, saying it was against the spirit of "democratic values". ... read..


Why is PM silent over use of 'Indian-administered J&K' by US: Congress (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Congress party on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for their silence over the use of the term "Indian-administered Kashmir" in a US government order and asked whether it was a "sell-out of national interests". ... read..


Meghalaya traditional chiefs, women's groups demand action in Delhi Golf Club issue
Shillong | Wednesday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Traditional chiefs and women's groups in Meghalaya on Wednesday voiced their anger over the the Delhi Golf Club issue where a woman wearing a Jainsem, a dress worn by the indigenous Khasi women, was asked to leave. ... read..


Break silence on Chinese troop incursions: Congress to government
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Wednesday questioned the Modi government's silence on China's move to stop Indian pilgrims from travelling to Kailash Mansarovar and incursions by Chinese troops into Indian territory, and demanded its response. ... read..


2,000 Indians stuck in Saudi Arabia leading miserable life: Mann
Jalandhar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Bhagwant Mann, MP and Punjab AAP's chief today said that he was making sincere efforts for the safe return of about 2,000 Indians, most of whom are Punjabis stuck in the Saudi Arabia and leading a miserable life. Interacting with the media here, ... read..


Virbhadra regime releases report card of four-and-a-half yrs of govt in HP
Shimla | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, who completed four-and-a-half years in the government today released a report card, highlighting the achievement of of his government. Mr Singh, who today joined the Opposition leader leader in Delhi to f ... read..


Modi presented Hoshiarpur made wooden chest to Trump
Hoshiarpur | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's recent tour to the US and presenting a wooden chest with intricate inlay pattern to President Donald Trump has brought laurels to Hoshiarpur city of Punjab. The sheesham wood intricate inlay chest gifted by Narendra ... read..


163 Gram Panchayats of HP declared paperless
Shimla | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Himachal Pradesh has taken as major leap in rendering of public services online as 163 Gram Panchayats were declared paper less, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Anil Sharma said today. Mr Sharma said in a statement that 163 panchayat were d ... read..


Chief Justice administers oath to two new additional HC judges
Chandigarh | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice S J Vajifdar today administered the oath of office to two additional judges of high court. Stating this here, an official spokesperson of the High Court said that the judges who were administered oath as ... read..


PM to attend 150th birth anniversary of Shrimad Rajchandraji tomorrow
Mumbai | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend tomorrow the 150th birth anniversary of spiritual luminary Shrimad Rajchandaji, who was also spiritual guide of Mahatma Gandhi, at Ahmedabad in Gujarat. A grand celebration has been organised in Ahmedabad by ... read..


Govt making efforts to create infrastructure of int'l standard: Parrikar
Panaji | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said his government was making efforts to create infrastructure of international standards in the state and solicited cooperation of the people in the process of development and achieving the goal of strengthening ... read..


First batch of pilgrims reach base camps to start Amarnath yatra tomorrow
Srinagar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The first batch of 2280 pilgrims had arrived at Baltal and Nunwan Pahalgam base camp safely this afternoon, officials said. The yatris, including 422 women and 47 sakhis, left Bagwati Nagar base camp from Jammu early this morning. The ya ... read..


PET, PST tests for South Kashmir districts re-scheduled
Srinagar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Physical Endurance Test (PET) and Physical Standard Test (PST) for recruitment of Sub-Inspectors for south Kashmir has been rescheduled. A police spokesman said that chairman Police Recruitment Board for SIs informed the students about the sam ... read..


No yatri vehicle will be allowed after cut-off time on highway, IGP
Srinagar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
No Kashmir-bound yatri vehicle will be allowed on the highway after cut off time, Inspector General of Police(IGP), Kashmir Range, Munir Ahmad Khan announced here this evening. According to his directions, the cut-off time at Shaitani Nallah for Baltal-b ... read..


Rs 5.53 lakh counterfeit currency seized, 2 held
Rajgarh | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Two people were today arrested along with counterfeit currency with a face value of Rs 5.53 lakh at Narsinghgarh Town, police said. "On a tip-off, Narsinghgarh-resident Swadesh Malviya and Sehore-native Pritam Verma were arrested from a c ... read..


Heavy rains lash Delhi
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Heavy rains today lashed the national capital bringing a sigh of relief from the humid weather. The capital recorded 19.2 mm of rainfall since morning, said the weatherman. According to weatherman, the humidity was recorded at 82 percent in the morning, w ... read..


Northern Command to take part in Indo-Thai joint military exercise in HP
Jammu | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Northern Command will participate in a 15-day long joint military training exercise between the Indian and Thai army to be held in Himachal Pradesh from Jul 3. The joint exercise between the two armies is an annual event. Defence spokesman her ... read..


With GPCC Prez's resignation my stand has been vindicated: Trajano D'Mello
Panaji | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Former Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) General Secretary and spokesman Trajano D'Mello today claimed that following resignation of GPCC President Luizinho Faleiro his stand had been vindicated. Speaking to UNI, he said, ''Though late, my s ... read..


J&K Govt responsible for chaos, uncertainty over GST: Congress
Jammu | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Blaming the PDP-BJP coalition of deliberate confusion over the GST in the State, Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee today accused the coalition partners of playing a fixed match over the issue, just to put blame on the opposition. A meeti ... read..


Drone 'Netra' to keep surveillance on Amarnath Yatra: CRPF
Jammu | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Asserting that no stone left unturned to provide security to the Amarnath pilgrims, CRPF officials today said that drone 'Netra' will be keeping surveillance on 40-day long pilgrimage flagged off by the Jammu and Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Si ... read..


Jammu to have Metro Rail, Divisional Commissioner reviews DPR
Jammu | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Jammu Divisional Commissioner Dr Mandeep K Bhandari today reviewed the progress of feasibility report for construction of Metro Rail Project in this winter capital of the state. The meeting discussed various aspects of first phase of the project inc ... read..


85 per cent MBBS seats for students who studied in Tamilnadu Board: Association
Puducherry | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Puducherry state Centac students and parents welfare association today urged the administration to issue a Government order forthwith, that 85 per cent of the MBBS seats to be reserved for the students studied in the Tamilnadu Board of Education, as don ... read..


Cabinet approves recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the recommendations of the 7th CPC on allowances with some modifications. The revised rates of the allowances shall come into effect from 1st July, 2017 and shall affect more th ... read..


NHRC seeks report on Rampur police officer seeking sexual favour from gangrape victim
Lucknow | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and Director General of Police over a report of a police official seeking sexual favour from a gangrape victim in Rampur. Commission has taken suo motu cogn ... read..


Dossa to be buried at Mumbai graveyard
Mumbai | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The funeral of the 1993 serial blast convict Mustafa Dossa will take place late night and he will be buried at Mumbai marine line graveyard, the sources in the family of the Dossa told the mediapersons here at J J Hospital where his body was being taken ... read..


MNREGA officer arrested accepting bribe
Patna | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Sleuths of Bihar State Vigilance Bureau today arrested Manoj Kumar, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MNREGA) of Belanganj block in Gaya district while he was accepting Rs 25,000 as bribe. Director General of Vigilance Bur ... read..


Widow of youth killed for cheering India during cricket match with Pakistan would be given Rs 4 lakhs
Patna | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Bihar government will give Rs 4 lakhs to widow of a youth Sohail, native of Madhubani district, who was killed by citizens of Pakistan in Riyadh, capital of Saudi Arabia on June 10 for cheering for India during India - Pakistan one day cricket match i ... read..


Four ran over by car in Guwahati
Guwahati | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
At least four persons, including two children, were killed and another four injured when a speeding car ran over them at Kakaia in Nalbari district of Assam. Reports here said the car ran over a group of people sitting by the road under a tree, to beat th ... read..


Nagaland motor vehicles dept organises the 'Road Safety Awareness'
Kohima | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Nagaland Advisor Urban Development, S I Jamir has expressed concern over road condition in Dimapur town, besides increase in motor vehicles and traffic jams and shared his experience on land contribution for road development and said Nagas lacked cooperat ... read..


Kottayam-Kochi Rubber Market Rates
Kottayam | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Following were the Rubber Market rates announced by the Rubber Board here today per quintal KOTTAYAM RSS FOUR Rs 12350 RSS FIVE Rs 12100 ISNR TWENTY: Rs 11400 SIXTY PERCENT LATEX: Rs. 9245 KOCHI RSS FOUR Rs. 12350 RSS FIVE Rs. 12100 INTERNATIONAL ... read..


Lynching incidents: Muslim body writes to PM, says redeem your promise to serve 125 cr people of country
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Muslims organizations and eminent individuals have expressed great concern and disappointment over what they called ''inaction'' of the Government in the face the spate of incidents of cow-related lynching of members of the minority community, the latest ... read..


Hundreds protest in Delhi against lynchings, communal divide
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Hundreds of people, including film stars and social activists, on Wednesday gathered at Jantar Mantar here to protest against the recent incidents of lynching of minorities and Dalits, particularly in BJP-ruled states. ... read..


Two men disrupt Delhi Assembly proceedings, allege corruption by AAP (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Two men, who claimed to be AAP members, disrupted Delhi Assembly proceedings for some time on Wednesday when they threw printed slips of paper alleging corruption by the Delhi government and shouted slogans against Minister Satyendar Jain. The two were ta ... read..


Put location, work roster of safai karamcharis on website: Delhi HC
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Wednesday said that the location and time-wise work roster as well as identity of each safai karamchari working under civic bodies should be put up on their website and at the site which a worker is assigned. ... read..


Rain lashes HP
Shimla | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Rains lashed several parts of Himachal Pradesh, including this capital town, since morning. However, the Met Office attributed the pre-monsoon showers due to western disturbances for the inclement weather warning of heavy rainfall at parts and fo ... read..


HC Chief Justice administers oath to two judges
Chandigarh | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice S J Vazifdar today administered oath to Justices Raj Shekhar Attri and Gurvinder Singh Gill as Additional Judges of High Court. With this, the number of Judges in Punjab and Haryana High Court has now i ... read..


Wipro hiring of US citizens abroad now up to 50 per cent
Bangalore | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Indian homegrown global IT major Wipro Limited, has now increased its hiring locals in the United States up to 50 per cent of its workforce, as a commitment. Over the past six months, Wipro hired over 1,600 employees by attracting and nurturing l ... read..


NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind to visit Goa
Panaji | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will visit Goa to seek support of the MLAs in the state. Speaking to UNI, BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar said, ''Yes, he will be visiting the state. We have received me ... read..


High Court rejects bail plea of doctor arrested in baby trafficking case
Kolkata | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
A two-judge bench of Calcutta High Court today rejected the bail plea of a physician and owner of a health facility in the city who was arrested in baby trafficking incident exposed in November last year. Dr Dilip Ghosh moved the high court after lower ... read..


We won't underestimate young Germany team in semis - Mexico coach
SOCHI | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Mexico manager Juan Carlos Osorio said Germany's young squad are experienced and will not be underestimated when the teams meet in the Confederations Cup semi-finals tomorrow. Germany, the World Cup holders, and CONCACAF champions Mexico were unbeaten in ... read..


Djokovic off to winning start in Eastbourne
Undated | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Three-time Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic beat Canadian Vasek Pospisil 6-4 6-3 in his first grasscourt match of the season today to reach the third round at the Aegon International in Eastbourne. Having played only 13 points due to rain yesterday, the ... read..


Cabinet gives 'in principle' approval for disinvestment of Air India, its subsidiaries
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for disinvestment of shares of Air India and its 5 subsidiaries. Briefing newspersons Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the Cabinet Committee on Econo ... read..


Cabinet gives in-principle approval for Air India's disinvestment
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave in-principle approval for Air India stake divestment. The decision has been taken on the recommendation of NITI Aayog submitted few weeks back to the government for the disinvest ... read..


Cabinet approves development of six laning of Chakeri-Allahabad section of NH- 2 in UP
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Cabinet today gave its approval for development of six-laning of Chakeri-Allahabad section of the National Highway (NH)- 2 in Uttar Pradesh. Addressing mediapersons after the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Finance Minister A ... read..


Byculla prison riots: Indrani Mukherjee records statement
Mumbai | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Indrani Mukherjee one of the prime accused in the sensational Sheena Bora murder case today recorded her statement before a Special CBI Court and alleged that she was beaten up and threatened with sexual assault during the violence in Byculla Jail last we ... read..


Yogi govt careless about farmers problems in UP: Cong
Lucknow | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Uttar Pradesh Congress has criticised the Yogi Adityanath government for failing to provide irrigation facilities to the farmers leading to downfall in the Kharif crop production in the state. "While the BJP government was celebrating its 100 days in the ... read..


Heavy rainfall cut off villages in Dimapur district
Kohima | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Following the heavy downpour, the lifeline road of Ghokuto and Viheto villages under Nihokhu Circle in Dimapur district has been badly damaged due to landslides that occurred along the 8 kilometer hilly road on Sunday last. In a statement, G Shikavi Zhi ... read..


Lalu shows courage only for himself, family members: BJP
Patna | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Former Deputy Chief Minister and senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar today accused RJD chief Lalu Prasad of showing his 'courage' only to benefit him and his family members but did not demonstrate it in the interest of the state. Carrying out his attack on Mr ... read..


Grand alliance in intact, no need for repeating it again and again: Lalu
Patna | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
RJD supremo Lalu Prasad today firmly maintained that the grand alliance in Bihar was "intact" and there was no need for him to repeat it 'again and again' as controversy among its constituents over candidature for Presidential elections, was only a creati ... read..


Odisha state level empowered Committee approves Action plan of Rs 31.75 cr
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Odisha state level empowered Committee held under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary A P Padhi today approved Action plan of Rs 31.75 crore for police modernization for year 2017-18. Apart from that the Additional Action Plan for utilization of Rs13.18 ... read..


Case of Absconding Andaman DFO: Police seeks public help
Port Blair | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Andaman and Nicobar Police, which had already launched a massive manhunt to arrest the Divisional Forest Officer of North Andaman's Diglipur region, has now sought for public help to track down the accused. The Superintendent of Police of North and Mi ... read..


Sudarsan Pattnaik will create Odisha's rich art and culture during 22nd Asian Athletics Championship
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Internationally renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik will create Odisha's rich art and culture through his sand art during the 22nd Asian Athletics Championship which to be held here from July 5 to 9 next. Sudarsan will carve out sand arts at the premis ... read..


CM invites Harsh Vardhan to take part in Haritha Haram
Hyderabad | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has invited Union Minister for Forest and Environment Harsh Vardhan to take part in the third phase of Haritha Haram, a state government's flag ship programme, scheduled in the first week of next month. ... read..


Cabinet approves MoU b/w India, Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Union Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Israel on National Campaign for Water Conservation in India, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said. Thi ... read..


Delhi MLAs to meet LG for approval of ryots' land rights: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal today said all the seventy members of the Delhi legislative assembly will collectively appeal to LG Anil Baijal to clear the Land Reforms Act Bill which will pave way for landless peasants of Delhi to own their hard to ... read..


China holds India responsible for ''stand off ''in Sikkim sector; No reaction from Defence Ministry
New Delhi/Beijing | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
China today held India responsible for the on-going stand off in the Sikkim sector and also for the closure of the Nathu La pass after Indian troops reportedly halted a Chinese road project in the region. China also hinted that India might be ''i ... read..


PM's upcoming visit to Gujarat
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be going on a two-day visit to Gujarat from tomorrow. In a series of tweets from his twitter account, the Prime Minister said: "Will be in Gujarat for a two day visit starting tomorrow. I will join programmes in ... read..


Cabinet approves India-US Memorandum of Cooperation on Homeland Security
New Delhi | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
The Union Cabinet today approved signing of a Memorandum of Cooperation between India and the United States of America on Homeland Security. ''The Memorandum of Cooperation will further strengthen bilateral security relations between India and t ... read..


Cabinet hikes Siachen hardship allowance for forces
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
The Union Cabinet on Wednesday announced a hike in hardship allowance for soldiers serving in Siachen, increasing it above the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. ... read..


Sacked Congress leader vows for 'Pappu-mukt' India
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 9:15:04 PM IST
Congress leader Vinay Pradhan, who was sacked as the party's Meerut District President for describing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi as "Pappu" in a WhatsApp message, on Wednesday said he, along with other aggrieved Congress members, will soon launc ... read..


Police save mentally unstable man who climbed electric pole
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
Delhi Police on Wednesday saved the life of a mentally unstable person, who had climbed an over 50-feet high-voltage electric pole in the national capital. ... read..


Why did PM not protest over 'Indian-administered J&K' while in US, asks Congress
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:45:04 PM IST
The Congress party on Wednesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for their silence over use of the phrase 'Indian-administered Kashmir' in a US government order, and asked whether it was a "selling out of national interests". ... read..


My ideology has an edge over ideology of NDA nominee: Meira Kumar (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The opposition's presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Wednesday said her ideology of inclusiveness and democratic values has an edge over the ideology represented by NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind. ... read..


Lynchings, beef-ban not to figure in talks with Shah: Goa BJP
Panaji | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Issues like lynching and beef ban would not be discussed with BJP national president Amit Shah when he visits Goa on July 1-2, state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar said on Wednesday. ... read..


Junaid's killing: Four more arrested in Haryana
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Police have arrested four more people in connection with the killing of 17-year-old Muslim youth Junaid on a train near Ballabhgarh in Haryana's Faridabad district. But the main accused, who stabbed the victim, continues to be at large. ... read..


Naidu to issue advisory over Delhi Golf Club incident
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said his ministry will issue an advisory to the Delhi Golf Club after its staff asked a Meghalaya woman to leave the club for wearing Jainsem, a traditional dress worn by Khasi women. ... read..


Rains bring down mercury in Himachal
Shimla | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell sharply on Wednesday due to widespread rain, with Hamirpur town recording the highest rainfall of 64 mm in the state, the weather office said. ... read..


Vacancies in Aptel create problems for us, SC to government
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the government when it was going to appoint judicial and technical members of the Appellate Tribunal of Electricity (Aptel) so that the tribunal could function to its full strength. ... read..


Modi to visit Israel next month (Lead)
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Israel from July 4 to 6, the External Affairs Ministry announced on Wednesday, as the Middle Eastern country's embassy here welcomed the first ever prime ministerial visit from India. ... read..


CHRI demands judicial probe into death of Byculla jail inmate
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2017 8:15:04 PM IST
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) on Wednesday demanded a judicial inquiry into the alleged torture and death of a 40-year-old inmate of Mumbais Byculla Jail last week and sought a commission to review the state of prisons nationwide. ... read..


Court records Indrani Mukerjea's statement on Mumbai prison riot
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Indrani Mukerjea, one of the prime accused in the Sheena Bora murder case and ex-media baron, on Wednesday informed a Special CBI Court that she was beaten up and threatened with sexual assault during the violence in Byculla Jail last Saturday. ... read..


Army withdrawn from the north Bengal hills
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Army has been withdrawn from the north Bengal hills with improvement in the situation, an official said on Wednesday. ... read..


IAS, HCS officers transferred in Haryana
Chandigarh | Wednesday, Jun 28 2017 IST
Haryana Government has issued transfer and posting orders of an IAS and an HCS officer with immediate effect. IAS officer Pankaj Agarwal, Labour Commissioner and Secretary, Labour Department has been given additional charge of Secretary, Home-II ... read..


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