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Cloudy Saturday morning in Delhi
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
It was a cloudy Saturday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average, said the Met office. ... read..


PM Modi to address farmers' rally in Shahjahanpur
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh)[India] | July 21, 2018 10:41:29 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a farmers' rally at Shahjahanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. ... read..


Can timing of meal increase cancer risk?
Washington D.C. [USA] | July 21, 2018 10:41:27 AM IST
Late dinners could increase the risk of breast and prostate cancer, finds a new research. ... read..


BJD walks out as LS begins debate on no trust motion against Modi government
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:20:59 AM IST
The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) members walked out of the Lok Sabha on Friday as the House began a debate on a no-confidence motion moved by the opposition against Prime Minister Narendra Modis government. ... read..


Man entering Sena Bhavan on fake army ID caught (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:20:59 AM IST
A man, seeking to pass himself off as a Lt Colonel, tried to enter the Sena Bhavan on Friday, along with his wife, driver and a job aspirant, but was caught, police said. All four are being interrogated. ... read..


Modi government passes no-trust test comfortably (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:20:59 AM IST
The Narendra Modi government on Friday passed the no-confidenc emotion moved by the oppostion with an overwhelming majority with the government getting 325 out of a total 451 votes. Only 126 MPs voted in favour of the motion. ... read..


SP rejects Centre's MSP claim, questions on job creation
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:20:58 AM IST
Samajwadi Party's former chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday rejected the Narendra Modi government's claim on increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP) had helped farmers and questioned it for not fulfilling its promises to provide employment to youth. ... read..


No trust vote: Modi positive MPs will rise to the occasion
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:20:58 AM IST
Ahead of the no-confidence motion against his government moved by the opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday hoped that MPs will rise to the occasion and ensure a constructive debate. ... read..


Manipur youth beaten to death by cousin over monetary dispute
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:20:57 AM IST
A 25-year old youth from Manipur was beaten to death here early on Thursday by his cousin over a monetary dispute, police said. ... read..


Modi government forcing AgustaWestland middleman to frame Sonia: Congress
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 10:20:57 AM IST
The Congress on Thursday accused the Modi government of forcing alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland chopper scandal, Christian Michael, to frame UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi in return for complete exoneration from any charge. ... read..


Tie-up with Congress in MP possible: Akhilesh
Bhopal | Saturday, 2018 10:20:57 AM IST
Samajwadi Party President Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday did not rule out an arrangement with the Congress in the upcoming Madhya Pradesh assembly elections. ... read..


1,632 pilgrims leave for Amarnath
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 8:45:04 AM IST
A batch of 1,632 pilgrims left Jammu on Saturday to perform the Amarnath Yatra. ... read..


MP: Minor girl allegedly commits suicide after gang-rape
Sagar (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | July 21, 2018 7:11:26 AM IST
A 16-year-old girl has allegedly committed suicide on Friday after she was allegedly gang-raped by three men in Madhya Pradesh's Sagar. ... read..


NDA has confidence of 125 crore citizens of India: PM Modi
New Delhi [India] | July 21, 2018 6:11:57 AM IST
Minutes after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government won the trust vote in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government has the confidence of 125 crore people of the country. ... read..


No-Confidence Motion: Entire Andhra Pradesh is disappointed, says CM
Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India] | July 21, 2018 6:11:55 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) Chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Friday expressed his disappointment after Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance government sailed through the No-Confidence Motion in the Lok S ... read..


Result of No-Confidence Motion hints at Congress' defeat in 2019: Smriti Irani
New Delhi (India) | July 21, 2018 6:11:53 AM IST
After the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government on Friday defeated the Opposition's No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister Smriti Irani has said that this is a precursor to Congress' defeat in the 2019 general elections. ... read..


Victory of PM Modi govt a `defeat of familism`: Amit Shah
New Delhi [India] | July 21, 2018 6:11:51 AM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government for sailing through the No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha, saying that the victory is a "defeat of familism." ... read..


No-Confidence Motion: Opposition reacts to Modi govt's victory
New Delhi (India) | July 21, 2018 6:11:48 AM IST
After the Narendra Modi-led NDA Government secured a massive victory in the No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor attempted to downplay the defeat by saying the result was predictable. ... read..


No-Confidence Motion: Failures of BJP came to the fore, says Tharoor
New Delhi, [India] | July 21, 2018 6:11:46 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government comfortably won the trust vote in the Lok Sabha on Friday, but senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor attempted to downplay the defeat saying the result was predictable. ... read..


Rahul's hug returned with PM Modi's fury
New Delhi (India) | July 21, 2018 6:11:41 AM IST
After Congress President Rahul Gandhi, in an unprecedented move embraced Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha, the latter held no strings back before unleashing his wrath on Gandhi. ... read..


BJP has betrayed us yet again: AP CM
New Delhi, [India] | July 21, 2018 6:11:41 AM IST
After Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government defeated the Opposition's No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has said that "Bharatiya Janata Party has betrayed" the state yet again. ... read..


2 crore seized at Mughalsarai railway station
New Delhi (India) | July 21, 2018 6:11:36 AM IST
Police authorities on Saturday seized Rs. 2 crore from Mughalsarai railway station and arrested two people. ... read..


Twitterverse explodes over Rahul Gandhi's hug & wink gesture
New Delhi, [India] | July 21, 2018 6:11:28 AM IST
Twitterverse exploded as Congress President Rahul Gandhi hugged and winked at Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a raging debate on No-Confidence Motion between the ruling National Democratic Alliance and the Opposition. ... read..


Prime Minister spoke with arrogance, says Chandrababu Naidu
Amaravati | Saturday, 2018 1:45:04 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP President N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke with arrogance during the debate on no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha. ... read..


Modi voices confidence over winning 2019 polls; calls Rahul childish (Roundup)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 1:45:04 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday strongly hit out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi accusing him of arrogance, negativity, childish conduct and a burning desire to become PM. ... read..


Sonia terms Modi speech as old rhetoric, Rahul says it was weak
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi described Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech during no-confidence motion in Lok Sabha as an "old rhetoric" and Congress President Rahul Gandhi said it was "weak". ... read..


Radhanagari irrigation dam overflows
Kolhapur | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
The Radhanagari irrigation dam, the main drinking water resources of Kolhapur city and some tehsils of this district, was filed today to its capacity with cointuned light to moderate rainfall recorded in catchment areas of reservior. According to district ... read..


Thane police charges dead man with murder of his son
Thane | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
A dead man from the city has been booked by the city police on Thursday for murder of his seven year old son the police said today. The Kasarwadavali police have registered a case of murder under section 302 of the IPC against the deceased Shoumik Vijay ... read..


Japanese delegation discusses Mum-Ahmedabad bullet train project with Thane Municipal Commr
Thane | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
A delegation from Japan on Friday met Thane Municipal commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal and discussed with him the facilities to be provided at the railway station in city on the proposed Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train route. The delegation was led by Shantaro ... read..


TRAI notifies new rules to check pesky calls, telemarketing messages
New Delhi | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Telecom regulator TRAI on Friday notified new set of regulations to provide relief to subscribers from pesky calls and unsolicited telemarketing messages. "A complete overhaul of the regulation had become unavoidable. The objective of the regulation notif ... read..


PM challenges opposition to bring No Trust motion against his Govt in 2024
New Delhi | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday virtually threw a challenge to the united opposition saying they can bring another No Confidence Motion against his government only by the year 2024 - when his government is supposed to complete 10 years in power. "I ... read..


'Jumla strike' remark of Rahul Gandhi was insult to armed forces: PM Modi
New Delhi | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday took strong exception to the Congress president Rahul Gandhi's remarks of 'Jumla strike' and said such observation amounts to insulting country's armed forces. "You try to insult those who are willingly ready to ma ... read..


Sambhaji Brigade activists stage protest in Nanded
Nanded | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Agitated over non-fulfilment of demands of the Maratha Kranti Morcha despite an assurance, the activists of Sambhaji Brigade protested by burning effigies of various Maratha MLAs from the district, here on Friday. The Maratha Kranti Morcha had taken out ... read..


50-yr-old dialysis patient jumps to death in Thane
Thane | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
A 50-year-old man suffering from kidney ailment and undergoing dialysis allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the fourth floor of a hospital building in MIDC area of Dombivli town in the district on Friday. The Manpada police station has registered ... read..


Body of elderly farmer from Nashik who ended life by jumping in well
Nashik | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
The body of an elderly farmer who allegedly committed suicide on Thursday, was recovered from the 200 feet deep well at Sarsale village in Dindori taluka of the district on Friday. Farmer Shambhar Manga Gaikawad (72), resident of Sarsale village, yester ... read..


Man, posing as Lt Col trying to enter Sena Bhawan, held
New Delhi | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
A man along with three others was arrested on Friday when he posed himself as a Lt Colonel and tried to enter the Sena Bhawan using a fake identity card, police said. The incident took place at around 1700 hrs when the imposter identified as Amit Sharma ... read..


Providential escape for TN Governor in road accident
Pudukottai | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit has a providential escape when his car was involved in a road accident at Muthudaiyanpatti village in Pudukottai district late this evening. Police said the Governor was proceeding to Tiruchirapalli, after chairing ... read..


Bayer to phase out Essure birth control device in U.S.
By Tina Bellon New York | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Life sciences company Bayer AG said on Friday it would discontinue the sale of its birth control product Essure in the United States, citing a decline in sales of the implantable device that made the business no longer sustainable. The decision followed a ... read..


No trust motion defeated in LS, Govt gets 325 & Oppn 126
New Delhi | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
The Lok Sabha on Friday rejected the no confidence motion moved by the TDP against the NDA Government, with the ruling dispensation getting support of 325 members against 126 MPs who voted in favour of the motion. At the end of an over 12 hour long mar ... read..


No-confidence motion against Modi government defeated
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
The no-confidence motion against the Narendra Modi government was defeated in the Lok Sabha on Friday after a 12-hour heated debate which saw the government and opposition trade charges and a moment of drama when Congress chief Rahul Gandhi, after a blist ... read..


Kingpin of gang swindling youth on job promise nabbed
Jaipur | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
Rajasthan Police has arrested the kingpin of a gang involved in collecting lakhs of rupees, along with original certificates, from the job-seekers on false promises of getting them cushioned jobs, from Deeg in the state. ... read..


Modi best actor in world: TDP MP
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
TDP lawmaker Kesineni Srinivas on Friday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "best actor in the world" in his response to the latter's reply in Lok Sabha on no-confidence motion. ... read..


PM urges states to punish lynch mobs
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged all the state governments to take strict action against those involved in mob lynching incidents and punish them to curb the menace happening in the country for the last few months. ... read..


NPAs in Indian banks is Congress' making: Modi
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress of creating a large mess of NPAs in Indian banks, saying loans were given to select industrialists during the previous UPA rule. ... read..


NDA committed to development of Andhra, Telangana: Modi
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said his government is committed towards the development of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, "the states which the Congress divided in closed doors for political gain". ... read..


Not a naamdar, can't see eye to eye with you: Modi taunts Rahul
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that he indeed could not see eye to eye with the Congress leadership as he was not a "naamdar" (from a privileged background) like the Congress chief. ... read..


Huawei leverages AI to ease online shopping
New Delhi | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
With focus on artificial intelligence (AI) and providing the best possible features to Indian consumers- Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) India on Friday announced the 'Huawei AI Shopping' feature that will enable an immersive and seamless online shop ... read..


Rahul must tender apology for misleading LS on Rafale: PM
New Delhi | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday demanded that the Congress President Rahul Gandhi must tender apology to the nation as he has misled the Lok Sabha that French President Emmanuel Macron informed him about "no secrecy" treaty on Rafale deal. Replying ... read..


Secretary, Ministry of Culture, reviews progress of restoration works in Victoria Memorial Hall
Kolkata | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Large scale restoration work using organic and natural conservation processes is taking place at Victoria Memorial, reviewed by Secretary, Union Ministry of Culture Raghavendra Singh in the city on Friday. After checking out on the progress of works ... read..


Mamata visits Dharmatala to check final preparations for annual Martyrs' Day rally
Kolkata | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Friday visited Dharmatala to check the final preparations for the annual Martyrs' Day rally. Lakhs of people have already started coming to Kolkata from various distri ... read..


Man held for giving bribe of Rs 50,000 to police officer in Kolhapur
Kolhapur | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
In a rare reverse trap, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday arrested a man while allegedly giving Rs 50,000 as a first instalment of Rs five lakh bribe to a police officer here for giving a positive report to his relative who was an accused in a ch ... read..


Goa Govt aiming at being garbage free state: CM
Panaji | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that state government has not been declared as garbage free state but is aiming at as a litter free state. In a written in response to Leader of Opposition Chandrakant 'Babu' Kavlekar, the Chief Minist ... read..


Heavy to very heavy rains to lash North, South coastal Andhra for next 48 hours
Visakhapatnam | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Heavy rains are likely to hit isolated places in North and South Coastal Andhra Pradesh during the next two days with the Cyclone Warning Centre (CWC) and a 24-hour warning was issued for coastal Andhra Pradesh. According to CWC Officials here on Frid ... read..


Condition of Byculla jail women inmates is stable
Mumbai | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
The condition of all 85 women inmates from Byculla Jail, who were admitted to government-run JJ Hospital on Friday morning, is stable while other patients are being screened for any infections, doctors at the hospital said. Earlier in the day, the pris ... read..


Rail yatra for Vizag railway zone
Visakhaptnam | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
A Rail yatra was organized here on Friday from Visakhapatnam Port City to Araku to press for separate railway zone with Viakhapatnam as headquarters. Leaders and members of Railway Zone Sadhana Samiti, CPI, CPM, YSR Congress Party, Lok Satta and Andhr ... read..


TSRTC running Rs 3 cr losses per day
Hyderabad | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) chairman Somarapu Satyanarayana on Friday said with the help of government support and good customer base, they are running the corporation in effective manner despite stiff competition like autos, maxis, ... read..


Two Bangladeshi nationals detained from Jammu based Amarnath Yatri niwas
Jammu | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Security wing of Jammu and Kashmir Police has detained two Bangladeshi nationals from Bhagwati Nagar based Amarnath Yatri Niwas here on Friday afternoon. "On finding two persons suspicious, the security men of J&K police intercepted near a frisking sh ... read..


Putin says Russia's World Cup stadiums should remain soccer venues
By Gabrielle Ttrault-Farber Kaliningrad | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Russian President Vladimir Putin said today that the country's 12 World Cup venues should be mainly used for soccer, and not transformed into concert halls or exhibition centres. Russia hosted the World Cup in 11 cities in June and July without any major ... read..


Russian government: Telcos face cost hike from new security law
By Maria Kolomychenko and Anton Zverev Moscow | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Russian telecoms operators will have to ramp up charges by up to 10 percent to cover costs they will incur implementing new laws designed to give state security greater oversight over telecoms, according to an estimate from the main security agency. The e ... read..


The only agenda of Opposition is 'Modi hatao': PM
New Delhi | Friday, Jul 20 2018 IST
Alleging that the Congress and other Opposition parties are being gripped by negativity towards the development of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the true face of the Opposition has been exposed as their only agenda is 'Modi hat ... read..


Man entering Sena Bhavan with fake army ID caught
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:45:07 PM IST
A man, seeking to pass himself of as a Lt Colonel, tried to enter the Sena Bhavan along with his wife, his wife's brother, and a driver but was caught, police said. All four are being questioned. ... read..


NSUI nominee ineligible to run for DUSU chief's post: HC
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:45:07 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday ruled that the Congress-affiliated National Students Union of India (NSUI) candidate Rocky Tuseed is ineligible to run for the post of president of Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU). ... read..


Rahul hugs unwilling Modi, winks; Speaker annoyed (Third Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:45:07 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday surprised the Lok Sabha when after bitterly criticising the BJP-led government during the no-confidence motion, he walked across to the treasury benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


Modi mocks at Rahul, says he's power hungry
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:45:07 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday mocked at Rahul Gandhi for hugging him in the Lok Sabha, saying the Congress President was actually dreaming to be the next Prime Minister and had asked him to get up from his seat in the Lok Sabha. ... read..


Not the first time that BJP has taken a U-turn: AAP
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:45:07 PM IST
Supporting the TDP's demand for special status to Andhra Pradesh, AAP lawmaker Bhagwant Mann on Friday slammed the BJP, saying that this is not the first time that the Narendra Modi government has broken a promise. ... read..


No-Confidence Motion forced test by the Opposition: PM
New Delhi [India] | July 20, 2018 10:41:30 PM IST
Taking a stand against the Opposition's No-Confidence Motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday, Prime Minister requested all the members of the lower house of the Parliament to reject the motion and called it a "forced test by the Opposition." ... read..


Situation in Assam of 'great concern': AIUDF MP
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:46 PM IST
All India United Democratic Front leader Badruddin Ajmal on Friday said the situation in Assam was of "great concern" and referred to the large number of people detained there "without hearing". ... read..


Rahul stands by remarks on 'secrecy pact' in Rafale deal (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:46 PM IST
Even as France on Friday denied that Rahul Gandhi had been told by French President Emmanuel Macron that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal, the Congress President stood by his remarks, saying that the clarification had been made ... read..


Akali Dal supports Andhra's special status demand, commends BJP for uplifting farmers
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:46 PM IST
Akali Dal MP Prem Singh Chandumajra on Friday came out in support of TDP's appeal for special status for Andhra Pradesh, while appreciating the BJP's efforts to uplift the farmers. ... read..


SC slams Centre for non-use of Rs 77,000 cr environment funds
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:46 PM IST
Expressing concern over non-utilisation of Rs 77,000 crore meant for environment protection, the Supreme Court on Friday asked Centre as to how it intends to spend the "huge amount." ... read..


Modi government adopting divide and rule policy: Kharge
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:46 PM IST
Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday accused the Modi government of adopting divide and rule policy by breaking society, crushing freedoom of speech and pushing people into inequality. ... read..


Rahul hugs unwilling Modi, winks; Speaker annoyed (Second Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:41 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Friday surprised the Lok Sabha when after bitterly criticising the BJP-led government during the no-confidence motion, he walked across to the treasury benches and hugged Prime Minister Narendra Modi. ... read..


Modi's answer to everything is Hindu-Muslim: Trinamool
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:41 PM IST
Attacking the Narendra Modi-led government, Trinamool Congress leader Dinesh Trivedi on Friday said that the Prime Minister's way of dealing with every problem relating to the problems of the country's people is "polarisation". ... read..


Rajnath suggests states frame anti-lynching laws, calls 1984 riots biggest one (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:41 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday suggested to the states that a "strict law, if needed" should be framed by them to stop mob lynching incidents and assured them of providing all support to fight with the menace happening in the country. ... read..


Man stabbed to death in Delhi brawl, two held (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:36 PM IST
A 35-year-old man was stabbed to death on Friday by two persons during an argument in south Delhi, police said. The accused have been arrested. ... read..


SC stays Madras HC order for extra marks in NEET
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:36 PM IST
The supreme Court on Friday stayed the Madras High Court order directing additional 196 marks to those who appeared for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) in Tamil medium as 49 questions were wrongly translated. NEET is an all-India entranc ... read..


Mulayam rejects government's MSP claim, lack of job creation (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:36 PM IST
Samajwadi Party's former chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday rejected the Narendra Modi government's claim on increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP) had helped farmers and questioned it for not fulfilling its promises to provide employment to youth. ... read..


Kovind concerned over skewed gender ratio in IITs
Kharagpur (West Bengal) | Friday, 2018 10:15:36 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Friday expressed concern over the skewed gender ratio in technical institutes of the country, particularly at the IITs, and stressed the need for more participation of girl students in higher education. particularly in science ... read..


13 killed in lightning strikes in Odisha
Bhubaneswar | Friday, 2018 10:15:36 PM IST
As many as 13 persons were killed and four injured in lightning strikes at different places in Odisha, officials said on Friday. ... read..


SC reserves verdict on plea for larger bench to hear Ayodhya title suit
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:31 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday reserved its order on a plea by Muslim litigants seeking that the hearing on the batch of petitions challenging the 2010 Allahabad High Court verdict directing the splitting of the disputed site at Ayodhya be heard by a larger ... read..


SP rejects Centre's MSP claim, questions job creation
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:31 PM IST
Samajwadi Party's former chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday rejected the Narendra Modi government's claim on increasing Minimum Support Price (MSP) had helped farmers and questioned it for not fulfilling its promises to provide employment to youth. ... read..


BJP sinking ship, says NCP's Tariq Anwar
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:31 PM IST
Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader and MP Tariq Anwar on Friday termed the BJP a sinking ship, saying no one was ready to sail in it. ... read..


Rahul stands by his remarks on 'secrecy pact' in Rafale deal
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:31 PM IST
Even as France on Friday denied that Rahul Gandhi had been told by French President Emmanuel Macron that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal, the Congress President stood by his remarks saying that these were made in presence of fo ... read..


Citizen volunteers to help UP Police check rumours
Ghaziabad | Friday, 2018 10:15:31 PM IST
In order to check the spread of rumours over the social media, the Uttar Pradesh Police will set up citizen volunteers force (CVF) cells at the police station level to assist law-enforcing agencies, an official said on Friday. ... read..


Chandigarh woman alleges gang-rape in Haryana, 3 held
Chandigarh | Friday, 2018 10:15:31 PM IST
A young woman from Chandigarh has alleged that she was gang-raped by up to 10 men for four days after being held captive in a private guest in Morni Hills area of adjoining Haryana's Panchkula district, police said on Friday. ... read..


Paytm Mall's 2nd Campus Icon Programme to recruit 5,000 college students
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:26 PM IST
Paytm Mall, owned by Paytm Ecommerce Pvt. Ltd, on Friday launched the second edition of the Campus Icon programme, and aims to recruit 5000 college students. ... read..


Don't curtail role of Punjab, Haryana officers in Chandigarh: Amarinder
Chandigarh | Friday, 2018 10:15:26 PM IST
With the Union Home Ministry inducting more officers from the Union Territory (UT) cadre on important posts in the union territory of Chandigarh, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has objected to the role of officers from Punjab and Haryana being curt ... read..


CID to probe 'baby sale' by Missionary of Charity
Ranchi | Friday, 2018 10:15:26 PM IST
The Crime Investigation Department (CID) of the Jharkhand police on Friday took over a case involving alleged sale of newborn babies from Nirmal Hriday of Missionary of Charity to childless couples. ... read..


France denies Rahul's remarks about secrecy pact in Rafale deal
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:26 PM IST
France on Friday denied Congress President Rahul Gandhis remarks that French President Emmanuel Macron had told him that there was no secrecy pact with India on the Rafale jet deal and said there was a legally-binding agreement security agreement binding ... read..


SC judges inspects court premises
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:26 PM IST
Four Supreme Court judges - Justices Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B. Lokur, R. Banumathi and Deepak Gupta - carried out inspection of apex court premises on Friday. ... read..


Man commits suicide by jumping before metro train in Delhi (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:26 PM IST
A young man allegedly committed suicide by jumping before a metro train here on Friday, affecting services on the Violet Line briefly in the afternoon hours, officials said. ... read..


ASUS offers 6GB RAM variant of ZenFone Max Pro (M1)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:21 PM IST
Taiwanese technology major ASUS on Friday announced that the 6GB RAM variant of ZenFone Max Pro (M1) will be available for Rs 14,999 from July 26. ... read..


Rajnath suggests states frame anti-lynching laws
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:21 PM IST
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday suggested to the states that a "strict law, if needed" should be framed by them to stop mob lynching incidents and assured them of providing all support to fight with the menace happening in the country. ... read..


Rahul's allegations 'absolutely wrong': Nirmala Sitharaman
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:21 PM IST
Terming Congress President Rahul Gandhi's allegations over the Rafale fighter jets deal with France as "absolutely wrong", Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the bilateral agreement was signed during the UPA time and carried a secrecy clause. ... read..


Pothole deaths: SC summons Delhi police chief
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:21 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday said it was "frightening" that a large number of people were dying in road accidents caused by potholes and summoned Delhi's Commissioner of Police for non-removal of encroachments and traffic bottlenecks despite several recomm ... read..


Collegium recommends Justice Joseph, two more judges for SC, 5 HC Chief Justices (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:21 PM IST
The Supreme Court collegium on Friday reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K.M.Joseph - the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court - to the Supreme Court. ... read..


HC quashes JNU fine order against Kanhaiya
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:16 PM IST
The Delhi High Court on Friday set aside the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) July 4 order slapping a fine of Rs 10,000 on former JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, holding that the penal action suffered from procedural impropriety, illegality and irratio ... read..


BJP moves privilege motion against Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:16 PM IST
Targeting Congress President Rahul Gandhi for levelling "baseless allegations" against the government on the Rafale deal in his speech during the no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the BJP has moved a privilege motion against him. ... read..


Man stabbed to death in Delhi brawl
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:16 PM IST
A 28-year-old man was stabbed to death by two unidentified miscreants during an argument in south Delhi, police said on Friday. ... read..


Himachal HC asks Army's Eco-Task Force to clear forest encroachment
Shimla | Friday, 2018 10:15:11 PM IST
Upset over the delay in getting the encroached government land back from apple growers in upper Shimla, the Himachal Pradesh High Court on Friday asked the Eco-Task Force, comprising ex-servicemen, to get it vacated. ... read..


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