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Boy commits suicide in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A 12 year-old-boy allegedly committed suicide on Friday by hanging himself. ... read..


National Herald matter: Accused to file reply on Swamy's application
New Delhi [India] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
All the accused in the National Herald matter are likely to file their reply to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy's plea in a Delhi Court today. ... read..


Bill Gates praises Andhra for using tech to help farmers
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates has lauded the Andhra Pradesh government for using technology to help farmers in the state. ... read..


6.4-magnitude earthquake hits China-India border region of Arunachal
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) [India] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A moderate intensity earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale hit the China-India border region of Arunachal Pradesh, at 04:04 a.m. on Saturday. ... read..


Congress raises questions over Moody's reliability
Pune (Maharashtra) [India] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
After U.S.-based International rating agency Moody's Investors Service upgraded India's sovereign rating to Baa2 from Baa3, the Congress party on Saturday raised questions over the reliability of the global credit rating agency who has conducted the surve ... read..


Short-term probiotics can help shed those extra kilos
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Probiotics, which are becoming increasingly trendy, can actually help obese adults to beat the bulge, according to a recent study. ... read..


IT raids at Poes Garden: Jayalalithaa's niece cries foul
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Poes Garden, which used to be the seat of power in Tamil Nadu when J Jayalalithaa was the Chief Minister, was raided by the Income Tax department on Friday night. ... read..


Teacher arrested for sexually abusing minor in Hyderabad
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
An art teacher was yesterday arrested here on charges of sexually abusing a minor student. ... read..


Google dedicates its doodle to V Shantaram on his 116th birthday
New Delhi [India] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Google on Saturday paid its tributes to V. Shantaram, renowned Indian filmmaker and producer, through a dedicated doodle on the occasion of his 116th birth anniversary. ... read..


Could this be the new G-spot?
London [UK] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Turns out, there's a little-known region that could be the key to making her climax. ... read..


A family that walks together, stays together
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Strengthening the family bond is as easy as spending time outside in nature, even just a 20-minute walk, together, according to a recent study. ... read..


BJP backs Mukul Roy for moving Delhi HC against phone tapping
New Delhi [India] | November 18, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday came out in support of its newly-joined leader, Mukul Roy, who recently approached the Delhi High Court over an alleged mobile phone tapping by the Trinamool Congress. ... read..


Nagaland legislators to meet Modi on Naga issues
Kohima | Saturday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
The Nagaland Legislators Forum on Friday resolved to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to submit a memorandum, seeking resolution of Naga political issues before the state assembly elections next year. ... read..


Congress urges President to prod government for winter session
New Delhi | Saturday, 2017 1:15:04 AM IST
The Congress on Friday said the Narendra Modi government is scared of convening the winter session of Parliament because of Gujarat polls and appealed to President Ram Nath Kovind to take notice of this and ask the government to convene the session. ... read..


Delhi government to form women protection groups
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Friday said the Delhi government would form "Mahila Suraksha Dals" (women protection groups) to curb crimes against women in the national capital. ... read..


British High Commission organises event on LGBTQIA
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The British High Commission and the Multiple Action Research Group (MARG) partnered to celebrate the recent "Delhi Pride March" through an event held here on Friday. ... read..


Trinamool-BJP feeding each other in Bengal: Yechury
Kolkata | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday accused West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and opposition BJP of practising the same sort of religious extremism and communal appeasement and said the two forces were feeding on each other. ... read..


Congress questions Centre's claim of note ban hitting Maoism (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 11:45:04 PM IST
The Congress on Friday said the central government's claim that demonetisation will end Left wing extremism has been proven wrong, mentioning that there have been 17 major Maoist attacks since November 8, 2016, when the move to scrap high-value currency w ... read..


Srinagar: Terrorists attack police team; sub-inspector dead, SPO injured
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
One policeman was killed and a Special Police Officer (SPO) got injured after terrorists attacked a police party on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Zakura Hazratbal area. ... read..


CBI arrests junior engineer of MCD for taking bribery
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested a junior engineer of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for demanding bribe of Rs two lakh. ... read..


Gujarat Polls: A personalised invitation card for voters in Surat from EC
Surat (Gujarat) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In an effort to improve the voting percentage in the upcoming Gujarat Assembly polls, Chief Electoral Officer of Surat, Mahendra Patel, has undertaken a unique initiative of sending personalised invitation card to the voters. ... read..


Manipur sericulturist creates a story of hope
Imphal, (Manipur) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
"Faith and hard work can move mountains," this adage holds true for Wahengbam Ibotombi Singh, an agripreneur from Manipur. ... read..


AQI of Delhi-NCR in 'very poor' category
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Friday released the new air quality index (AQI) data of Delhi-NCR with prominent pollutants PM 2.5 and PM 10 in 'very poor' category. ... read..


France: IndiGo takes delivery of its first ATR 72-600 aircraft in Toulouse
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
IndiGo Airlines on Friday took delivery of its first ATR (aircraft manufacturer) 72-600 aircraft (VT-IYA) during a ceremony held at ATR headquarters in Toulouse, France. ... read..


Congress hits back over Rafale deal, says NDA making shoddy cover up
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Congress on Friday hit back at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government over Rafale deal after Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said "a transparent procedure" was followed in the acquisition. ... read..


Jyotiraditya Scindia hits back at Shashi Tharoor over 'valourous maharajas' statement
Vadodara (Gujarat) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia on Friday lashed out at his fellow party leader Shashi Tharoor over 'valourous maharajas' remark and said he should study history. ... read..


J&K: Terrorist hideout busted; arms, ammunition recovered
Kishtwar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Acting on specific information, Indian Army and Jammu and Kashmir Police on Friday in a joint operation busted a terrorist hideout in Forest area of Naidgam, Chhatru and recovered arms and ammunition. ... read..


Delhi government Health Secretary turns approver in Goa illegal mining case
Panaji | Friday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
Goa's former Principal Secretary Mining, Rajiv Yaduvanshi, who is currently Health Secretary in Delhi's AAP government, on Friday turned state approver in an illegal mining case, which is being probed by the SIT of Goa Police, a senior official said. ... read..


Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad's JD-U faction over alliance in Gujarat (Roundup)
Gandhinagar/New Delhi | Friday, 2017 11:15:04 PM IST
The Congress party on Friday held talks with the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections. ... read..


India, France agree to cooperate on Indian Ocean Region security (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
After officials of India, the US, Japan and Australia held the first-ever quadrilateral meeting in Manila last week on the security and development of the Indo-Pacific region, India and France on Friday agreed to cooperate on the security architecture of ... read..


India giving top priority to pollution problem, diplomats assured (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
Following deep concerns expressed by the diplomatic community over the bad pollution levels in the national capital, the government on Friday said that "top priority" is being accorded to the matter and said the conditions are "not unique to India". ... read..


Air quality in Delhi improves, NGT defers decision on odd-even (Roundup)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:45:04 PM IST
After a long period of heavy pollution, the air quality in the National Capital Region on Friday improved to "poor" category as concentration of Particulate Matter (PM) decreased. The National Green Tribunal (NGT) deferred to Tuesday hearing on the Delhi ... read..


Congress in talks with NCP, Sharad-led JD-U over alliance in Gujarat
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Congress party is in talks with Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Sharad Yadav-led faction of JD-U over a possible alliance ahead of the Gujarat Assembly elections. ... read..


SC asks states, UTs to curb use of pet coke and furnace oil
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked all the states and Union Territories to consider enforcing the decision of the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) and the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) prohibiting the use of pet coke and furnace oil by th ... read..


Police officer, militant killed in Srinagar gunfight (Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
A middle rung police officer and a militant were killed on Friday in a gunfight in summer capital Srinagar, police said. ... read..


EC asks Tripura officials to be ready for February polls
Agartala | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
An Election Commission (EC) team that visited Tripura on Thursday and Friday asked the state officials to make all preparations in place for the next assembly polls, due in February next year. ... read..


CISF to patrol 'dark areas' at Delhi Metro stations
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
In the wake of an incident of molestation inside a metro station, the CISF on Friday issued a direction for its quick reaction teams (QRTs), including women commandos, to increase patrols in the dark and un-manned areas inside Delhi Metro stations. ... read..


3 drug addicts jump off moving train; 2 dead
Chandigarh | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Two youths were killed and a third was seriously injured on Friday after they allegedly jumped off a moving train in Punjab's Mansa district, police said. ... read..


India giving top priority to pollution problem, diplomats assured
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
Following concerns expressed by the diplomatic community over the record-breaking pollution levels in the national capital, the government on Friday said "top priority" is being accorded to the matter. ... read..


Purchase of more Rafales was raised by France last month: Defence Minister
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 10:15:04 PM IST
The issue of purchase of more Rafale fighter jets was raised when the Indian and French Defence Ministers met here last month, but India has not given any answer yet, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday. ... read..


Australian government scholarships for 52 Indian students: Envoy
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Australian envoy Harinder Sidhu on Friday announced that 52 Indian students will be offered the Australian governments prestigious Australia Awards-Endeavour scholarships and Fellowships for 2018. ... read..


Nitish gets JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol, Sharad faction says battle on (Roundup)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 9:15:05 PM IST
Putting an end to an over three-month-old battle between the two warring factions of the Janata Dal United (JD-U), the Election Commission of India (EC) on Friday granted the "Arrow" symbol to the Nitish Kumar faction. ... read..


Pinarayi Vijayan's angry brush with the media
Kochi | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday had an angry brush with the media, literally. ... read..


Decision on Parliament's Winter Session soon: Minister
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:45:05 PM IST
The Narendra Modi government is not running away from facing Parliament and it would soon take a call on holding the Winter Session, Union Minister Piyush Goyal said on Friday. ... read..


India needs to invest much more on human capital, says Bill Gates
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Investing much more in the human capital can help India to maintain a steady seven percent growth in its GDP for at least a decade, said Bill Gates here on Thursday. ... read..


Moody's recognised India's structural reforms: DEA Secretary
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Moody's has recognised India's structural reforms, said Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs (DEA), on Friday. ... read..


BJP announces Gujarat first list, includes 5 Congress defectors (Roundup)
Gandhinagar/New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday virtually renominated all its sitting MLAs in Gujarat in the first list of 70 candidates it declared while giving tickets to five of the Congress MLAs who defected to it in August. ... read..


Centre opposes plea against Asthana's appointment as CBI Special Director
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
The Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court that it was opposing the plea by NGO Common Cause challenging the appointment of Gujarat cadre IPS officer Rakesh Asthana as Special Director, Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). ... read..


Two criminals, juvenile arrested for Rohini murder
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 8:15:06 PM IST
Police said on Friday they have arrested two notorious criminals and a juvenile accomplice over the murder of an undertrial prisoner in Delhi's Rohini court. ... read..


Security forces bust militant hideout in Kashmir
Jammu | Friday, 2017 8:15:05 PM IST
Security forces on Friday busted a militant hideout in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district and seized arms and ammunition. ... read..


DCW to seek metro authority's reply on ITO molestation case
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Terming the incident of molestation at ITO Metro Station as 'shameful', Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Friday said the commission would sought a reply from the metro authority on the fewer number of security guards attached to the ... read..


Complaint filed against Farooq Abdullah, Rishi Kapoor
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A social activist has filed complaint against National Conference President Farooq Abdullah and film actor Rishi Kapoor for their views on the Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). ... read..


Panchkula Court extends Honeypreet's judicial custody by 14 days
Panchkula (Haryana) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A Panchkula district court on Friday extended the judicial custody of the adopted daughter of Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, Honeypreet Insan, by 14 days. ... read..


Punjab approves setting up SOG to check militant threats
Chandigarh | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Punjab cabinet on Friday approved the creation of a Special Operations Group (SOG) to check militant threats. ... read..


Congress' charge on Rafale deal politically motivated: Sitharaman (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
Rejecting the Congress's allegations of irregularities in the Rafale fighter jet deal, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday said the government had to go for emergency procurement, adding it is cheaper than under an earlier unconcluded deal. ... read..


Shiv Sena 'donates' for farmers, embarrasses BJP (with Images)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Shiv Sena on Friday donated Rs 2 crore to the Chief Minister's Farmers Relief Fund to be used for the welfare of the farming community, embarrassing ruling ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). ... read..


10-year-old gangraped for months in MP
Bhopal | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
A 10-year-old girl was gangraped here many times in the last few months by three men, who took the help of a woman to lure her each time. The four have been arrested, police said on Friday. ... read..


Punjab nod to forfeiture of properties of drug offenders
Chandigarh | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Punjab cabinet on Friday gave its nod for enactment of 'Punjab Forfeiture of Illegally Acquired Property Act, 2017' to enable attachment, seizure and forfeiture of properties of drug offenders. ... read..


Congress election committee holding talks with PAAS, Alpesh Thakore (Lead)
Gandhinagar/New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:45:04 PM IST
The Congress party's Central Election Committee (CEC) is holding hectic meetings with senior Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leaders and also with recently-inducted OBC community leader Alpesh Thakore in Delhi, to decide on the candidates for the Guj ... read..


AP topping several development-related indices in the country, says Naidu
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday said the state was topping various business and development-related indices in the country. ... read..


International credit card cloning racket busted, five held
Rachakonda (Hyderabad) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Hyderabad police on Friday busted international credit card cloning racket and arrested five persons. ... read..


Mukul Roy moves Delhi HC against phone tapping (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Former Trinamool Congress MP Mukul Roy, who recently joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Friday approached the Delhi High Court against the West Bengal government for allegedly tapping his telephones. ... read..


Odisha government seeks C-DAC Regional Centre
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday requested the Centre for setting up a Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) Regional Centre at Bhubaneswar. ... read..


CBI arrests MCD junior engineer for taking bribe
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:06 PM IST
The CBI on Friday said it has arrested a junior engineer in the North Delhi Municipal Corporation for receiving bribe from the complainant for not demolishing his property. ... read..


Rijiju slams Congress over Rafale deal
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 7:15:05 PM IST
Amid the slugfest between ruling BJP and the Congress on the Rafale aircraft deal, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Friday criticised the Congress-led UPA government's "irresponsible" attitude towards strengthening Indian defence forces. ... read..


India, Bangladesh armies say joint military exercise enhanced interoperability
Ri Bhoi (Meghalaya) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The seventh Indo-Bangladesh joint training exercise 'Sampriti' was held at Umroi cantonment of Ri Bhoi district in Meghalaya. ... read..


Footballer turned terrorist surrenders in Kashmir
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In a major success for the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, Anantnag's footballer turned terrorist has surrendered. ... read..


Owning a dog can increase your lifespan
Washington D.C. [USA] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Dog owners, there is some good news for you! ... read..


Breaking stereotypes, UK mission co-hosts LGBT-focussed initiative
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The British High Commission and Multiple Action Research Group (MARG) have partnered to celebrate the recent Delhi Pride march, by co-hosting an event recognising MARG's work, and that of LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and ... read..


Nitish Kumar faction authorized to use JD-U election symbol
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Janata Dal (United) group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is now the official owner of party symbol 'arrow'. ... read..


Tripura festival held in Bengaluru amidst much gaiety
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Tripura cultural festival bought India's Silicon Valley, Bengaluru, to life by bringing unique culture and heritage of the North-eastern state to the city. ... read..


Another round of tripartite talks on creation of new districts held in Manipur
Senapati (Manipur) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Another round of tripartite talks were held among the Centre, the Manipur Government and the United Naga Council (UNC) in Manipur's Senapati district headquarter on creation of new districts, with an aim to end communal crisis. ... read..


Sitharaman tears into Congress over Rafale deal allegations
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday launched a scathing attack on the Congress party, saying that the acquisition process of Rafale fighter jets got delayed because of the inaction by United Progressive Alliance (UPA), while it was in power for ... read..


Terror funding case: Court dismisses bail plea of Aslam Wani
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Patiala House Court on Friday dismissed the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer Mohammad Aslam Wani, a close aide of Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah, in connection with the terror-funding case. ... read..


Threat actors backdoor third-party software for enterprise targeting - Kaspersky predictions for 2018
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
In the coming year, the world will see more legitimate software being poisoned by groups targeting wider victim profiles and geographies, with the added advantage that such attacks are extremely hard to spot and mitigate, according to Kaspersky Lab's Targ ... read..


Chandrababu Naidu expresses happiness over NGT's clearance for Amaravati
Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Friday expressed happiness over National Green Tribunal's (NGT) clearance for the upcoming state capital, Amaravati. ... read..


This Christmas, get the best of Swiss
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Christmas is that time of the year where the air is filled with love and magic. While Christmas is becoming increasingly commercial in many countries, Switzerland has managed to stay loyal to its tradition. ... read..


Man held for molesting two women sent to judicial custody
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
A court here on Friday sent a man arrested for molesting two women, including a journalist, at a Metro station to 14 days judicial custody. ... read..


HC quashes AAP leader's plea against summons
Chandigarh | Friday, 2017 6:45:04 PM IST
The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday dismissed a petition challenging an order of a court in Punjab's Fazilka town in which senior AAP leader Sukhpal Singh Khaira was summoned earlier in connection with a drugs case. ... read..


Centre to observe 'Qaumi Ekta Week' from Sunday
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
The government on Friday said it will observe "Qaumi Ekta Week" (National Integration Week) from Sunday to foster and reinforce the spirit of communal harmony, national integration and pride in vibrant, composite culture and nationhood. ... read..


Police officer killed, militant arrested in Srinagar
Srinagar | Friday, 2017 6:15:04 PM IST
A police officer was killed and a militant was arrested during a gunfight on the outskirts of Srinagar on Friday. ... read..


EC grants JD-U's 'Arrow' symbol to Nitish faction (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "real party" and hence entitled to use the party's "Arrow" poll symbol. ... read..


BJP announces Gujarat first list, includes 5 defecting Congress MLAs (Second Lead)
Gandhinagar/New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat assembly elections, giving tickets to five of the 14 defecting Congress MLAs. ... read..


Court rejects hawala dealer Wani's bail plea
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:45:04 PM IST
A court here on Friday dismissed the bail plea of alleged hawala dealer Muhammad Aslam Wani, arrested in a money laundering case. ... read..


We facilitated Majid's return: Army
Srinagar | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
The Army said on Friday that Majid Khan, a footballer who joined the militants over a week ago, has decided to return home and that the military merely facilitated his decision. ... read..


When digital and pop art amalgamated
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 5:15:04 PM IST
Giving art a modern twist, here is an exhibition that brings digital art and pop art under the same roof, creating a new form of art. ... read..


Nitish's JD-U is real party, entitled to use 'Arrow' symbol
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:05 PM IST
In a major setback to rebel Janata Dal-United leader Sharad Yadav, the Election Commission on Friday ruled that the group led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the "real party" and also entitled to use the party's "Arrow" symbol. ... read..


Oxford Dictionaries seeks Hindi Word of the Year
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Here's a chance for Hindi speakers across the country to help choose a Hindi Word of the Year 2017. ... read..


Tribute to Indira Gandhi through dance and music
New Delhi | Friday, 2017 4:45:04 PM IST
Eminent artists from the world of classical dance and music will come together on stage to pay tributes to India's first woman Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi on her 100th birth anniversary on Sunday. ... read..


MP govt aims to generate jobs, promote small-scale industries: CM
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday said the government is working towards generating more employment and to promote small scale industries. ... read..


IREDA pushes for cheaper finances in renewable energy
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Cheaper finance is the need of the hour in the renewable energy sector, said K.S. Popli, Chairman and Managing Director, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA) on Thursday. ... read..


Don't boycott President's visit, Manipur CM tells militants
Imphal | Friday, 2017 4:15:04 PM IST
Chief Minister N. Biren Singh on Friday urged a grouping of outlawed groups not to boycott President Ram Nath Kovind's maiden visit to Manipur and other states in the northeast from November 19. ... read..


Sensex, Nifty touch new highs as Moody's upgrade buoys sentiments (Second Lead)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
A sovereign ratings upgrade of the Indian government's bonds and of some domestic industry majors from US credit rating agency Moody's on Friday lifted the key Indian equity indices to their new intra-day record highs. ... read..


Footballer who became a militant has surrendered: Army (Second Lead)
Srinagar | Friday, 2017 3:45:04 PM IST
A young Kashmiri footballer who joined the militants over a week ago has surrendered, Army sources said on Friday. But the Jammu and Kashmir Police insisted that Majid Khan had neither surrendered nor had he been caught yet. ... read..


Piyush Goyal credits PM Modi's 'good governance' for Moody's rating upgrade
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the upgrade in Moody's sovereign rating for India to Baa2 was the result of the good governance of the ruling party in the country, crediting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. ... read..


Woman journalist molested in Delhi, accused arrested
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
A 25-year-old journalist has been molested by a man at the ITO Metro Station in Central capital. ... read..


Fadnavis dedicates proposed site for Thackeray memorial (With Images)
Mumbai | Friday, 2017 3:15:04 PM IST
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday dedicated a proposed site for a national memorial for Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray to mark his fifth death anniversary. ... read..


Dean of Diplomatic Corps flags concern over Delhi Pollution
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Dean of Diplomatic Corps, Frank Hans Dannenberg Castellanos on Friday said the toxic smog over New Delhi is a matter of serious concerned for diplomats as well as tourists coming to India. ... read..


Exclusive photo exhibition to celebrate Indira Gandhi's birth centenary
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
Over 200 archived images from Indira Gandhi's life will be available for public viewing at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust from November 21. ... read..


Gujarat polls: BJP releases list of 70 candidates
New Delhi [India] | November 17, 2017 12:01:13 AM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday released a list of 70 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly elections. ... read..


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