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Delhi court allows Nirbhaya convicts' lawyer to take copy of convict's notebook
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 1:41:34 PM IST
A Delhi court on Saturday allowed the lawyer of the Nirbhaya gang-rape and murder convicts to take a photocopy of painting and notebook titled 'Darinda' written by convict Vinay in prison. ... read..


Punjab tableau on R-day dedicated to 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev
Chandigarh (Punjab) | January 25, 2020 1:41:33 PM IST
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Friday said that the tableau of Punjab on this Republic day will be dedicated to 550th Prakash Purab of Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji and his teachings. ... read..


Prejudiced political interests misleading Shaheen Bagh protesters: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 1:41:31 PM IST
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Saturday said that there is no doubt about the integrity of the women who are protesting against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) at Shaheen Bagh but it is a fact that they are being misled by certain prejudiced politi ... read..


'Will BJP take Mehbooba Mufti to Ayodhya?': Sanjay Raut
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 25, 2020 1:41:29 PM IST
After Bharatiya Janata Party asked Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to take Rahul Gandhi to Ayodhya with him, Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut counter questioned the party, asking will BJP leaders take former Jammu and Kashmir CM Mehbooba Mufti with th ... read..


Criminal killed in encounter in Bihar
Hajipur (Bihar) | January 25, 2020 1:41:24 PM IST
A criminal named Baiju Mahato has been killed in an encounter with police in Bihar's Hajipur. ... read..


J-K: 4 OGWs associated with LeT arrested in Bandipora
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 25, 2020 1:41:21 PM IST
Four Over Ground Workers (OGWs) associated with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) were arrested by Bandipora police and 13 Rashtriya Rifles here on Saturday. ... read..


2G mobile internet, broadband services restored in Kashmir
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 25, 2020 1:11:34 PM IST
After more than six months, the mobile internet and broadband services are being restored in Kashmir on Saturday. ... read..


Brazil President Bolsonaro pays floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 1:11:28 PM IST
President of Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro on Saturday paid floral tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat in New Delhi. ... read..


JD Women's College in Patna withdraws prohibition on students wearing burqa
Patna (Bihar) | January 25, 2020 1:11:25 PM IST
JD Women's College in Patna has taken back the prohibition on students wearing a burqa in classrooms, Principal Dr Shyama Rai said. ... read..


JeM commander, 2 terrorists trapped in Awantipora encounter
Awantipora (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 25, 2020 1:11:24 PM IST
A top Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) commander and two other hardcore terrorists are suspected to be trapped in the encounter with police and security forces which broke out in Awantipora in Pulwama district on Saturday. ... read..


Cong, AAP losing ground in Delhi elections, claims BJP candidate Mishra
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 1:11:21 PM IST
After an FIR has been filed against him for 'India vs Pak contest on Feb 8' tweet, BJP candidate Kapil Mishra on Saturday claimed that AAP and Congress are losing ground in state elections and therefore they want to fight the polls on paper. ... read..


No security withdrawn from Sharad Pawar's residence, adequate personnel deployed: Delhi Police
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 1:11:19 PM IST
The Delhi Police on Saturday refuted the allegation made by the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leaders and Maharashtra government ministers that security was withdrawn from NCP chief Sharad Pawar's residence in the national capital. ... read..


MHA silent on allegations of withdrawal of security cover of NCP chief Sharad Pawar
General News | January 25, 2020 12:41:26 PM IST
While Maharashtra government ministers and NCP leaders are targeting the central government for allegedly withdrawing security of NCP chief Sharad Pawar, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) which deals with the withdrawal and approval of security cover to VVIP ... read..


Security not withdrawn from Sharad Pawar's residence: Delhi police
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 12:41:20 PM IST
The Delhi police on Saturday has issued a clarification stating that no security has been withdrawn from the residence of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) Sharad Pawar. ... read..


Internet services restored in J-K
Jammu (Jammu & Kashmir) | January 25, 2020 12:11:25 PM IST
People in Jammu and Kashmir expressed happiness over the restoration of mobile data services and internet access through fixed-line across the Union Territory on Saturday. ... read..


Opposition parties to hold meeting on Jan 30 ahead of Parliament Budget Session
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 11:41:25 AM IST
A meeting of opposition parties is scheduled to be held on January 30 ahead of the Budget Session of the Parliament. ... read..


Sushil Modi gave certificate to Nitish after he became deputy Chief Minister, says Prashant Kishore
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 11:41:23 AM IST
As Bihar assembly elections are only a few months away, the war of words between Prashant Kishore and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Modi has begun. ... read..


Former AIADMK MP KC Palanisamy arrested in Coimbatore
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) | January 25, 2020 11:41:22 AM IST
Former AIADMK MP KC Palanisamy was arrested on Saturday at his residence in Vadavalli here. ... read..


Brazil President accorded ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 11:41:20 AM IST
President of Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro received a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Saturday. ... read..


Savarkar was first advocate of two-nation theory, says Shashi Tharoor
Jaipur (Rajasthan) | January 25, 2020 11:41:19 AM IST
Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Saturday termed VD Savarkar the first advocate of the two-nation theory as he proposed the idea three years ahead of Muslim League passing the Pakistan resolution. ... read..


Cong MP Dalwai hits out at Modi, says he is very small compared to Nehru
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) | January 25, 2020 11:11:25 AM IST
Congress MP Husain Dalwai on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that he is very small in stature compared to former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. ... read..


Organisers booked for running Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center in guise of old age home in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 25, 2020 11:11:24 AM IST
As many as 73 senior citizens have been rescued and the organisers have been booked for running a psychiatric rehabilitation centre in the guise of an old age home here, police said on Friday. ... read..


Women's college in Patna issues dress code, prohibits burqa
Patna (Burqa) | January 25, 2020 11:11:21 AM IST
JD Women's College in Patna has issued a direction to the students to follow the prescribed dress code on the campus while stating that wearing a 'burqa' in college is prohibited. ... read..


Uddhav Thackeray will visit Ayodhya on March 7, says Sanjay Raut
General News | January 25, 2020 11:11:19 AM IST
Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Saturday said that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will be visiting Ayodhya on March 7 this year. ... read..


Hyderabad girl rejects advances, murdered
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 25, 2020 10:41:27 AM IST
Angered over the rejection of his advances, a 21-year-old man allegedly murdered a teenage girl here on Friday, police said. ... read..


People will judge leaders by what they say: Kapil Sibal slams Vijayvargiya
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 10:41:25 AM IST
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday slammed BJP-led NDA government at the Centre while accusing it of recognising the nationality of the people from their eating habits and identifying the protesters from the clothes they wear. ... read..


Brazil President Bolsonaro meets EAM Jaishankar in Delhi
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 10:41:21 AM IST
President of Brazil, Jair Messias Bolsonaro met with External Affairs Minister Dr. S Jaishankar, here on Saturday. ... read..


Delhi: 24-year-old found dead at Taj Vivanta, suicide note recovered
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 10:41:19 AM IST
A 24-year-old man, identified as Karan Chandra was found dead in a room at Taj Vivanta on Friday, officials said. ... read..


Move to Pakistan: Karnataka Minister advises former CM Kumaraswamy
Bengaluru (Karnataka) | January 25, 2020 10:11:20 AM IST
Karnataka Health Minister B Sriramulu on Friday, hit out at JD(S) leader HD Kumaraswamy, accusing the former Chief Minister of pursuing "vote bank" politics and advised him to move to Pakistan. ... read..


Multi-layered security layout to be in place for R-Day celebrations
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 10:11:19 AM IST
The Delhi Police have said that multi-layered security layout will be in place for the Republic Day celebrations on Sunday. ... read..


Encounter breaks out in J-K's Awantipora, operations underway
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 25, 2020 9:41:22 AM IST
An encounter broke out in Awantipora town of Pulwama district on Saturday, with Jammu and Kashmir police and security personnel involved in the operation. ... read..


2G case accused approaches Delhi HC, says CBI appeal challenging acquittal 'infructuous'
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 9:41:20 AM IST
R K Chandolia, then private secretary of former telecom minister A Raja and one of the accused in 2G spectrum allocation case has moved an application in the Delhi High Court stating that CBI's appeal challenging their acquittal is now 'infructuous' due t ... read..


Pakistani, Bangladeshi Muslims should be 'thrown out' from country: Shiv Sena
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 25, 2020 9:11:27 AM IST
The Shiv Sena has said that Pakistani and Bangladeshi Muslims who have entered the country should be thrown out and "there is no doubt about it". ... read..


Fog disrupts rail services, 21 trains running late in Northern Railway region
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 9:11:25 AM IST
Rail services in north India have been adversely hit by low visibility in the region with over 20 trains running late as of Saturday morning. ... read..


Heroin worth Rs 1,000 cr destroyed by customs dept in Delhi
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 9:11:22 AM IST
The Delhi Customs on Friday destroyed 207.109 kg heroin at a designated site in Nilothi area here as per the scheduled time. ... read..


Parts of UP, East Assam witnesses dense fog, rains likely over Northern plains in next week
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 9:11:19 AM IST
Dense fog was observed in isolated parts of Uttar Pradesh and East Assam on Saturday morning, with visibility diminishing to as less as 25 metre in certain districts of Uttar Pradesh. ... read..


TDP MLC Jagadeeshwara Rao alleges house attacked by YSRCP workers, files police complaint
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) | January 25, 2020 7:41:26 AM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) MLC Budha Naga Jagadeeshwara Rao has filed a police complaint, alleging his house was attacked by YSR Congress Party workers on Thursday. ... read..


Amit Shah, Manoj Tiwari have meal at Delhi BJP worker's residence
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 7:41:24 AM IST
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday made a stopover at an OBC BJP worker's residence in Yamuna Vihar for dinner after ending his day-long campaigning in the national capital for the impending Assembly elections. ... read..


Tajinder Bagga claims campaign song released before he filed nomination
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 7:41:22 AM IST
Hours after BJP candidate from Hari Nagar constituency, Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga was issued a notice by the Returning Officer over his campaign song video, the former claimed that the song was released before he had filed his nomination and had only been ... read..


Man attacks sister-in-law with acid in Mangaluru over financial dispute
Mangalore (Karnataka) | January 25, 2020 7:41:20 AM IST
A woman has sustained injuries on her face allegedly after being attacked with acid by her brother-in-law in Kadaba, Dakshina Kannada district. ... read..


TDP urges Andhra Guv to take strict action against YSRCP for 'threatening' council chairman
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) | January 25, 2020 7:11:22 AM IST
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) delegation led by party chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday appealed to Governor Biswabhusan Harichandan to take strict action against ruling YSRCP for acting "high handedly" in the Legislative Council and threatening the council ... read..


MoS Home Reddy reviews ongoing public outreach programme of Union Ministers in J-K
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 25, 2020 7:11:21 AM IST
Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, G Kishan Reddy on Friday reviewed the ongoing public outreach programme of Union Ministers at a high-level meeting in Jammu and said that the Centre's focus is to bring investment in the State to generate employme ... read..


Right decision by Centre to hand over Bhima-Koregaon case to NIA: Devendra Fadnavis
Nagpur (Maharashtra) | January 25, 2020 7:11:19 AM IST
Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said that the Central government took the correct decision to handover the Bhima-Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) as this will expose the urban Naxals. ... read..


Hyderabad Traffic Police conduct awareness programme to promote carpooling
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 25, 2020 6:41:21 AM IST
Hyderabad Traffic Police on Friday conducted an awareness programme to promote carpooling among employees of IT companies in the city. ... read..


Modi creating a Hindu nationalist state: Soros
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 AM IST
American billionaire philanthropist George Soros said on Friday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is creating a Hindu nationalist state. ... read..


Shah has meal at Delhi BJP worker's house after campaigning
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 AM IST
After ending his campaigning on Friday for the February 8 Delhi Assembly election, Union Home Minister Amit Shah suddenly reached a BJP worker's house to have lunch. ... read..


MP BJP leader held for objectionable remark against Collector
Bhopal | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 AM IST
BJP leader and former state minister Badrilal Yadav, who made objectionable remarks against Rajgarh Collector Nidhi Nivedita, was arrested on Friday. He was later released on bail against a personal bond of Rs 20,000. ... read..


Case registered against 11 for putting up 'communal' posters in Coimbatore
Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) | January 25, 2020 6:11:21 AM IST
A case has been registered against 11 persons for putting up posters without permission, said Coimbatore City Police on Thursday. ... read..


Konark to be soon in iconic tourist sites list: Union Minister
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel on Friday said the Sun Temple at Odisha's Konark will soon be included in the list of iconic tourist sites. ... read..


Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway to start soon: Gadkari
Gurugram | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, said on Friday the Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway would start soon and it would pass from Sohna in Gurugram district. ... read..


Outrush of illegal Bangladeshi migrants goes up
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 5:15:05 AM IST
The outrush of illegal Bangladeshi migrants from India to their native land has gone up over the past one month, BSF officials said on Friday in the backdrop of the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. ... read..


Gold worth Rs 1.66 cr seized at Hyderabad airport; 4 arrested
Hyderabad (Telangana) | January 25, 2020 5:11:21 AM IST
A team of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) from the Hyderabad Zonal Unit recovered a total of 4083.46 grams of gold worth Rs 1.66 crore in a series of interceptions made at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport here. ... read..


Bagga issued notice over his campaign song video
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 5:11:19 AM IST
Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga, BJP's candidate from the Hari Nagar seat, has been issued a notice by the Returning Officer over his campaign song video. ... read..


EC orders FIR against Kapil Mishra over 'Mini-Pak' remark
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Hours after former Delhi Minister and BJP candidate from Model Town constituency Kapil Mishra submitted his response to the poll panel over his tweets and statements comparing the February 8 Assembly polls to a match between India and Pakistan on the nati ... read..


Congress to read out Preamble on Republic Day
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The Congress party members on Republic Day will hold functions at the assembly level and read out the Preamble to the Constitution and reiterate the oath enshrined in its letter and spirit, a top party leader said on Friday. ... read..


International prostitution racket busted in Bengaluru
Bengaluru | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
A human trafficking and international prostitution racket was busted here by the city's Crime Branch and three people arrested, an official said on Friday. ... read..


Three Naxals surrender in Jharkhand's Dumka
Dumka (Jharkhand) | January 25, 2020 4:41:23 AM IST
Three CPI (Maoist) Naxals, all of them carrying cash rewards on their heads, surrendered before the police in Jharkhand's Dumka district on Friday. ... read..


1 dead, 1 injured after under-construction roof collapses at Bhubaneswar airport
Bhubaneswar (Odisha) | January 25, 2020 4:41:22 AM IST
One person died while one suffered injuries after an under-construction roof of a link building connecting Terminal-1 and Terminal-2 of the Bhubaneswar Airport collapsed on Saturday. ... read..


Shah must look to Shaheen Bagh's demand, not CCTVs: Sisodia
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday noted that the capital's law and order is the responsibility of the Centre and Home Minister Amit Shah, instead of looking for CCTVs and Wifi, should address the Shaheen Bagh protest, which is demanding ... read..


Nirbhaya case: Sisodia says lawyer using tactics to delay execution
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Accusing the lawyer of Nirbhaya convicts of using tactics to delay their execution, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday that the advocate was making fun of the system. ... read..


Court rejects Jagan's plea for exemption from presence
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
In another setback to Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy, a special court here on Friday dismissed his petition for exemption from personal appearance in the court in Enforcement Directorate (ED) cases. ... read..


BJP's 7 MPs have not done anything for Delhi: Sisodia
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Slamming former BJP President Amit Shah for telling "blatant lies" about the city, Aam Aadmi Party leader Manish Sisodia said on Friday that the Union Home Minister was lying as none of the seven BJP MPs in Delhi have done anything for the national capita ... read..


Aadhaar, hartal, chawl, shaadi included in Oxford dictionary (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Aadhaar, hartal, chawl, dabba, hartal and shaadi are among the 26 new Indian-English words that have made it to the latest edition of the Oxford Advanced Learners Dictionary (OALD). ... read..


TV actress Sejal Sharma commits suicide at her Mira Road flat in Mumbai
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 25, 2020 4:11:19 AM IST
Television actress Sejal Sharma known for her role in the series 'Dil Toh Happy Hai Ji' allegedly committed suicide at her residence at Mira Road on Friday. ... read..


NIA chargesheets five JMB ultras in Barpeta case
Guwahati | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said that it had filed a chargesheet against five alleged members of terror outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) in the Barpeta JMB module case. ... read..


TN educational group admits Rs 532 cr undisclosed income
Chennai | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
The Income Tax Department on Friday said that it has seized Rs 2 crore and also found Rs 532 crore as undisclosed income after raidng a group running educational institutions here and in Madurai. ... read..


69% want tax free income to be hiked to Rs 5 lakh in Budget
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
In the run up to the Union Budget on February 1, a survey by LocalCircles has found that 69 per cent of respondents want tax-free income to be increased to Rs 5 lakh. ... read..


Ola refuses to penalise driver who abused Delhi rider
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Ride-hailing major Ola on Friday said that it would not penalise a driver who allegedly accused a rider here of being "anti-national" after overhearing him talking about the poor state of the economy with a friend over phone. ... read..


Assam Rifles DG to meet Shah on IPS officer's charge against jawan
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
A controversy over a woman IPS officer's assault and molestation charges against an Assam Rifles trooper continues to drag on even as the paramilitary force's Director General, Lieutenant General Sukhdeep Sangwan, is set to meet the Union Home Minister on ... read..


Tried to be Delhi's elder son in last 5 years: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he tried to be the elder son of each family in Delhi, evoking an emotional tone ahead of the February 8 Assembly elections. ... read..


Govt should fund public education: HC on JNU fee hike
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Granting interim relief to the students of Jawaharlal Nehru University, the Delhi High Court on Friday observed that "government has to fund public education". ... read..


'Patanjali, Ruchi Soya will combine to have Rs 25,000cr turnover'
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Patanjali Ayurveda and Ruchi Soya, which was recently acquired, will register a joint turnover of Rs 25,000 crore in the fiscal year ending March 2020, yoga guru Ramdev said on Friday. ... read..


No major coronavirus impact so far on India-China air sector
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
The outbreak of coronavirus in Chinese province of Wuhan has set off alarm bells across the globe but air traffic on India-China route is yet to see any major impact, primarily because it is not peak travel season. ... read..


China advocating Tibet to deter criticism: CTA official
Dharamsala | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
China has been sending its delegation overseas to promote the propaganda on Tibet and to deter international criticism of its egregious human rights abuses inside Tibet, a functionary with the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA) said on Friday. ... read..


Kerala MP not to attend R-Day as Brazilian Prez the Chief Guest
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
Slamming the invitation to Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro as the Chief Guest at the national Republic Day celebrations here, Rajya Sabha member and senior CPI leader Binoy Viswam on Friday declined the government's invitation to attend the official ce ... read..


Centre handed over Bhima-Koregaon case investigation to NIA without State govt's permission: Anil Deshmukh
Gondia (Maharashtra) | January 25, 2020 3:11:19 AM IST
Maharashtra Home Minister Anil Deshmukh on Friday said that the Central government has handed over the investigation of the Bhima-Koregaon case to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) without the State government's permission. ... read..


'UP notices for anti-CAA stir damage arbitrary': Plea in SC
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
A petition has been moved in the Supreme Court seeking a direction to quash notices sent to the alleged participants in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protest in Uttar Pradesh for recovering loss caused to public property. ... read..


'Close to the Bone' was an internal journey: Lisa Ray
Jaipur | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
There is a flash back. She remembers the time when all that an introvert young girl wanted to do was write. "That's one profession where you don't need to interact with people." ... read..


NIA files chargesheet against 2 Bangladeshi terrorists
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Friday said it has filed a chargesheet against two Bangladeshi terrorists of the Ansar-al-Islam outfit, who had entered India illegally and concealed their identity by procuring fake Aadhaar cards. ... read..


Trinamool chalks out more anti-CAA programmes for February
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Further intensifying its protest against the CAA, NRC and NPR, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday announced a series of programmes, comprising human chains, silent processions, poster campaigns, street corners and door to door mass contact ... read..


Trinamool hits out at Vijayvargiya over 'poha' comment (Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Coming down heavily on BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya for linking consumption of 'poha' (flattened rice) with Bangladeshi infiltrators, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday wondered whether those making such remarks about food habits of poor ... read..


Savarkar was in favour of two-nation theory: Shashi Tharoor
Jaipur | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Stressing that the ruling government doesn't believe in Mahatma Gandhi and is just using his name for its brand value, Congress MP Shashi Tharoor said that those in power come from a very different political tradition. ... read..


Ambala bus stand to be named after Sushma Swaraj
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The Haryana government on Friday announced to rename the Ambala city bus stand after the name of former Union Minister late Sushma Swaraj. ... read..


Odisha dissolves managing committees of degree colleges
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The Odisha government on Friday dissolved the governing bodies or managing committees of all non-government aided degree colleges with immediate effect. ... read..


CRPF jawan injured in grenade attack in Srinagar
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 25, 2020 2:41:21 AM IST
One Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel was injured after terrorists hurled a grenade at a police post in Noorbagh area of old Srinagar city on Friday. ... read..


DRDO to exhibit more than 500 products in Defence Expo
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has decided to exhibit more than 500 products from all technology clusters in the five-day mega Defence Expo 2020 in line with the event's theme 'Digital Transformation of Defence'. ... read..


Tweeple hails Team India after thumping victory against NZ
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
Twitterati on Friday heaped praise on Virat Kohli-led Team India after the Men in Blue, powered by Shreyas Iyer's whirlwind 58-run knock, successfully chased down New Zealand's total of 203 runs with six balls to spare in the first T20I in Auckland. ... read..


Not 'bijli, sadak, paani', Nadda talks Art 370, CAA to Delhi voters
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
BJP's new President J.P. Nadda may have been addressing rallies for the February 8 Delhi Assembly election, but it's the CAA, Triple Talaq, Article 370 that rule the discourse. ... read..


R'sthan farmers dig, sleep in pits demanding compensation
Jaipur | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Farmers in village Ladli Ka Baas in Rajasthan's Dausa district have started an indefinite protest from Thursday over disproportionate distribution of compensation for their land which has been acquired for the construction of Delhi-Mumbai Express Highway. ... read..


Trinamool slams Vijayvargiya's 'poha' comment
Kolkata | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
Coming down heavily on BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya for linking consumption of 'poha' (flattened rice) with Bangladeshis infiltrators, West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress on Friday wondered whether those making such remarks about food habits of po ... read..


Goa Church-backed rally opposes CAA, NRC, NPR
Panaji | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
In its first major show of opposition against the Citizenship Amendment Act, the Council for Social Justice and Peace, a social wing of the influential Catholic Church in Goa, hosted a rally slamming the CAA, NRC and NPR. ... read..


48 CAPF companies, 22,000 cops to guard Delhi on R-Day
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
A total of 48 companies of Central Armed Police Forces, along with 22,000 personnel of Delhi Police will be guarding the national capital on the occasion of Republic Day on Sunday to thwart any attempts at misadventure by militants, officials said. ... read..


Violence in garb of protests becoming unbearable: VHP
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Friday upped the ante on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protestors, urging the government to act against those, who the VHP claimed, are indulging in large scale violence in the garb of anti-CAA protests. ... read..


SC to hear Fadnavis' plea against its verdict to face trial
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' plea seeking review of its verdict holding that he will have to face trial for allegedly failing to disclose details of two criminal cases pending in his 2014 ... read..


Stray violence mars 'Maharashtra shutdown', over 3,000 held
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
At least three incidents of stone-pelting on public buses in Mumbai, Solapur and Aurangabad marred the otherwise peaceful Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA)-sponsored Maharashtra shutdown, which elicited mixed response, on Friday. ... read..


First list of Congress office-bearers in Kerala finally out
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2020 1:45:05 AM IST
After numerous rounds of talks at various levels in Kerala and in Delhi, the Congress high command on Friday finally released its first list of 47 office-bearers of the state unit. ... read..


2G, fixed line internet access to be reinstated across J-K from Jan 25
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) | January 25, 2020 1:41:28 AM IST
Mobile data services and internet access through fixed-line shall be allowed across the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir with restrictions from January 25, Jammu and Kashmir government said on Friday. ... read..


154 eminent citizens urge President to take action against those engaging in violence over CAA
New Delhi | January 25, 2020 1:41:26 AM IST
Amid the ongoing debate over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), as many as 154 eminent citizens have written to President Ram Nath Kovind to take action against those indulging in violence in the name of protesting against the Act. ... read..


Fire breaks out at building in Mumbai's Kurla West
Mumbai (Maharashtra) | January 25, 2020 1:41:25 AM IST
A fire broke out due to a cylinder blast in Mehtab CHS building in Kurla West here. ... read..


Interim bail rejected, Kairana SP MLA sent to 14-day judicial custody
Shamli (Uttar Pradesh) | January 25, 2020 1:41:22 AM IST
The fast-track court in Shamli rejected the interim bail of Samajwadi Party MLA Nahid Hasan on Friday and sent him to 14-day judicial custody. ... read..


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