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Rahul says Hollande has called Modi a thief, PM should reply
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 4:45:04 PM IST
Ratcheting up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said former French President Francois Hollande has called him a "thief" in the Rafale deal and sought a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the issu ... read..


Minor raped in UP, body dumped in school toilet
Lucknow | Saturday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
The semi-naked body of a six-year-old girl was found dumped in a school toilet in Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday, police said. ... read..


Nun rape: Bishop sent to 2-day police custody (Lead)
| Saturday, 2018 4:15:04 PM IST
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested for raping a nun, was on Saturday refused bail by a Kerala court and sent to two-day's police custody. ... read..


Kerala nun rape: Bishop sent for 3-day police custody
Kottayam (Kerala) [India] | September 22, 2018 4:11:29 PM IST
Former Bishop of Jalandhar Diocese Franco Mulakkal on Saturday was sent to three-day police custody till September 24, after being produced before a magistrate court in Pala. ... read..


Indian Mujahideen ringleader shot dead in Nepal
Kathmandu/Sunsari [Nepal] | September 22, 2018 4:11:29 PM IST
Principal of a private school in Nepal's Sunsari district, who was murdered on September 20, has been identified as the ringleader of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, confirmed the sources in the Nepali Police. ... read..


Chennai-Doha flight cancelled due to technical snag
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India] | September 22, 2018 4:11:29 PM IST
A Chennai-Doha Qatar Airways flight was cancelled on Saturday due to technical glitches. ... read..


Rafale Deal Row: Accusations baseless, says Rajnath after Hollande's claim
New Delhi (India) | September 22, 2018 4:11:26 PM IST
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on Saturday, tried to dispel the controversy surrounding the India-France Rafale jet deal. ... read..


A single idea can't run a country: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi [India] | September 22, 2018 4:11:26 PM IST
In a veiled attack at the Prime Minister Narendra Modi government, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that a country with over a billion population cannot possibly be run by a single idea. ... read..


Rahul attacks Modi government, says an ideology being imposed on education system
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday attacked the Modi government saying that "an ideology" is being imposed on the education system and assured the teachers that his party was with them in fighting the battle. ... read..


Corruption has become identity of Odisha government: Modi
Jharsuguda (Odisha) | Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
With Lok Sabha and assembly elections not far away in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) government saying so many scams have surfaced in the state where corruption and delay in decisions have become its id ... read..


13 killed as bus falls into Himachal gorge
Shimla | Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Thirteen people were killed on Saturday when an overcrowded bus skidded off the road and fell into a 100-metre deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh, police said. ... read..


UP SC/ST panel chair appointed without procedure, reveals RTI query
Lucknow | Saturday, 2018 3:45:04 PM IST
Former Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police (DGP) Brij Lal, who joined the BJP after his retirement, was appointed the State SC/ST Commission chief arbitrarily and without due procedure, an RTI response has revealed. ... read..


Two killed in Jharkhand
Ranchi | Saturday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Two persons were killed in separate incidents in Bokaro and Chatra districts of Jharkhand, police said on Saturday. ... read..


RLSP warns BJP to get rid of Nitish Kumar's JD-U
Patna | Saturday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
The Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) on Saturday challenged its ally BJP to get rid of Nitish Kumar-led JD-U ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha polls, RLSP state president Nagmani said here. ... read..


Centre devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity: Modi
Bhubaneswar | Saturday, 2018 3:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Centre has devoted significant efforts to enhance connectivity all over the country. ... read..


Previous govt did not take decision fearing vote loss: PM Modi on Triple Talaq
Talcher (Odisha) [India] | September 22, 2018 3:11:29 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hit out at the Opposition for stalling the Triple Talaq Bill in the Rajya Sabha and accused the previous government at the Centre of not taking a decision on the issue due to "fear of vote loss". ... read..


NGOs protest against Maha's shoot-at-sight order for tigress
Hyderabad (Telangana) [India] | September 22, 2018 3:11:27 PM IST
A group of animal welfare organisations protested against Maharashtra Forest Department's recent shoot-at-sight orders for a man-eater tigress in Pandharkawda forest. ... read..


Unpublished autobiographical writings of A.K. Ramanujan to be published
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 2:45:04 PM IST
Previously unpublished autobiographical writings of late literary stalwart A.K. Ramanujan will be published in an upcoming volume, publisher Penguin Random House India announced. ... read..


Golden Globe Race: INS Satpura, Australian forces rush to find injured Abhilash Tomy
New Delhi [India] | September 22, 2018 2:41:38 PM IST
The rescue efforts have been stepped up in the south Indian Ocean to locate Golden Globe Race (GGR) skipper and Indian Naval officer, Commander Abhilash Tomy KC, who got dismasted and suffered a back injury. ... read..


Here are some must visit spiritual destinations in India
New Delhi [India] | September 22, 2018 2:41:38 PM IST
Every year hundreds of devotees flock to explore the holy destination seeking inner peace. ... read..


India, Australia attempt to rescue injured Navy commander
Mumbai | Saturday, 2018 2:15:04 PM IST
India, Australia and other international agencies have launched a massive effort to rescue a seriously injured Indian Navy commander participating in the Golden Global Race (GGR) 2018, an official said here on Saturday. ... read..


Jharkhand: Ayushman Bharat scheme will cover 57 lakh families, says CM
Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India] | September 22, 2018 1:41:27 PM IST
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Saturday said that the Ayushman Bharat scheme or the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) will benefit about 57 lakh families in the state. ... read..


4 killed in J&K road accident
Jammu | Saturday, 2018 1:15:05 PM IST
Four persons were killed and seven injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district on Saturday, police said. ... read..


Militants attack trucks in Manipur
Imphal | Saturday, 2018 12:15:04 PM IST
Suspected tribal militants have attacked and looted 20 trucks in Manipur here, abducted a driver and injured two others, police said on Saturday. ... read..


Motherhood in 50s? Not impossible anymore!
New Delhi [India] | September 22, 2018 12:11:31 PM IST
Wanting to be a mother again or even for the first time at an age when generally women have hit menopause (after turning 50) has become a possibility, with better chances and more success rates. ... read..


PM Modi arrives in Odisha, meets Anganwadi workers
Talcher (Odisha) [India] | September 22, 2018 12:11:29 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Odisha on Saturday morning and met and interacted with Anganwadi workers in Talcher. ... read..


UN Secretary-General to visit India in October
New Delhi [India] | September 22, 2018 12:11:27 PM IST
The United Nations Secretary-General, Antonio Guterres will arrive in India on October 1 for a three-day official visit. ... read..


Massive searches on in J&K's Pulwama
Srinagar | Saturday, 2018 11:45:04 AM IST
The security forces started a massive search operation covering over a dozen villages in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Saturday, police said. ... read..


France concealing facts on Rafale deal: Congress
New Delhi | Saturday, 2018 11:15:14 AM IST
After the French government and Dassault Aviation contradicted former President Francois Hollande's claim in choosing Indian industrial partners in the multi-million dollar Rafale jet deal, the Congress on Saturday said the French statement "conceals more ... read..


Mercury dips in Himachal after rains
Shimla | Saturday, 2018 11:15:09 AM IST
Temperatures across Himachal Pradesh fell on Saturday due to widespread rain. The weather bureau here said more rains are in store till Monday. ... read..


Nun rape: Arrested bishop to be produced before Kerala court
| Saturday, 2018 11:15:09 AM IST
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who has been arrested in a nun rape case, will be produced in a Kerala court on Saturday, police said. ... read..


Widespread rainfall in Punjab, Haryana may damage paddy crop
Chandigarh | Saturday, 2018 11:15:04 AM IST
Widespread rainfall across Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh on Saturday brought miseries to farmers as untimely showers have affected the standing paddy crop in the agrarian states. ... read..


Light rains, 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 light rains recorded in few parts. The minimum temperature recorded was 22.2 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average. ... read..


Cancelling talks with Pak right step: Kargil war hero's father
Palampur (Himachal Pradesh) [India] | September 22, 2018 10:41:28 AM IST
NK Kalia, father of Captain Saurabh Kalia, who lost his life in Kargil war, on Saturday, lauded the Indian government's move to call off a meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi. ... read..


Man attacks boyfriend over excessive demand of sex
Pune (Maharashtra) [India] | September 22, 2018 10:41:26 AM IST
A 23-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly stabbing his 46-year-old gay partner in Pune over the excessive demand of sex. The incident took place on September 19. ... read..


Search, cordon operations in J-K's Pulwama
Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | September 22, 2018 10:41:25 AM IST
A joint team of Jammu and Kashmir Police, Army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Saturday initiated a cordon and search operation in villages of Pulwama district in south Kashmir. ... read..


Fuel price hike: Petrol nearing Rs 90/litre in Mumbai
New Delhi/Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | September 22, 2018 8:41:27 AM IST
Consumers are yet to receive any respite, as fuel prices have once again been hiked in the country. ... read..


Economic Offences Wing busts loan racket in Delhi
New Delhi [India] | September 22, 2018 8:41:25 AM IST
Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has busted a loan racket and arrested four people, including an official of Punjab National Bank (PNB). ... read..


Shivraj Chouhan lays foundation stone of Rs 84.66cr-worth projects
Parasia (Madhya Pradesh) [India] | September 22, 2018 7:41:30 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday laid the foundation stone of developmental projects worth Rs 84.66 crores in Chhindwara's Parasia town, during his Jan Ashirwad Yatra. ... read..


Pradhan to review progress of Nepal petro pipeline
Kathmandu [Nepal] | September 22, 2018 7:41:28 AM IST
Union Petroleum Dharmendra Pradhan will be visiting Nepal in the last week of September, an official of the Indian Embassy informed ANI. ... read..


Raman Singh confident of record win in Chhattisgarh
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | September 22, 2018 7:41:27 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said he is confident of coming back to power after the upcoming assembly elections in the state. ... read..


Mining scam: Goa Congress Chief lauds Parsekar for 'exposing' Parrikar
Panaji (Goa) [India] | September 22, 2018 7:41:25 AM IST
Goa Congress Chief A Chellakumar thanked former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar for exposing incumbent Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in an alleged mining scam worth Rs 1.44 lakh crores. ... read..


What can salad dressing tell us about cancer?
Washington D.C. [USA] | September 22, 2018 6:41:25 AM IST
Turns out, mutations in the tumor suppressor gene SPOP contribute to cancer by disrupting a process called liquid-liquid phase separation. ... read..


No role in selecting Indian partners for Rafale: France
New Delhi [India] | September 22, 2018 6:41:25 AM IST
Spokesperson of France's Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs said that the French government had no role to play in choosing partner companies in India for the purpose of offsets contracts in the Rafale deal. ... read..


'Deal with Reliance was Dassault Aviation's choice'
Saint-Cloud [France] | September 22, 2018 3:41:25 AM IST
Confirming India's stand on the offsets agreement between Dassault Aviation and Reliance Group, the former, in a statement, reiterated that Reliance Group was chosen in compliance with the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 regulations. ... read..


Bombay HC allows woman to terminate pregnancy in 30th week
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | September 22, 2018 3:41:25 AM IST
The Bombay High Court on Friday permitted a 22-year old woman from Nashik to abort her pregnancy in the 30th week. ... read..


Somen Mitra to head Congress in Bengal (Second Lead)
Kolkata | Saturday, 2018 1:15:04 AM IST
The Congress on Friday appointed Somen Mitra as President of its West Bengal unit, replacing Adhir Ranajan Chowdhury who was bitterly anti-Trinamool Congress and pro-Left. Chowdhury will be the Chairman of the campaign committee. ... read..


Rajasthan: A hapless father seeks justice for her slain daughter
Jaipur | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
A hapless father and retired lecturer of Mundawar in Alwar district of Rajasthan has been running from pillar to post seeking justice for his daughter who was allegedly killed by her "greedy in-laws" on September 12 in Tijara of the district. ... read..


Kerala Catholic bishop arrested over nun's rape (Night Lead)
Kochi | Friday, 2018 11:45:04 PM IST
After three days of questioning, the Kerala Police on Friday arrested Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who heads the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar and has been accused of repeatedly raping a nun, police said. ... read..


Fall out of India-Pak FM meet bad news for J-K: Mehbooba
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | September 21, 2018 11:41:36 PM IST
Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said that the Centre's decision to call off the foreign ministers meeting between India and Pakistan is "bad news" for the state. ... read..


Kerala nun rape: Bishop Mulakkal arrested
Kochi (Kerala) [India] | September 21, 2018 11:41:34 PM IST
Bishop Franco Mulakkal was on Friday arrested by the Kerala police in connection with the rape of a Kerala nun, Kottayam Superintendent of Police (SP) Hari Sankar confirmed. ... read..


Andhra CM to address UN forum
Amravati (Andhra Pradesh) | September 21, 2018 11:41:32 PM IST
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu will be travelling to New York City to deliver a keynote address at an event, titled 'Financing Sustainable Agriculture: Global Challenges and Opportunities' - to be organised on the sidelines of the annu ... read..


Chidambaram mocks Govt. over cancelled EAM-Pak FM meet
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 11:41:32 PM IST
Former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday aimed a potshot at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government over the cancellation of the proposed talks between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmoo ... read..


Bishop Mulakkal arrested: Catholic body expresses confidence in judiciary
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 11:41:27 PM IST
In the wake of Bishop Franco Mulakkal's arrest, the Catholic Bishop's Conference of India (CBCI) on Friday expressed its confidence in the Indian judicial system. ... read..


'Complaint against CBI director malicious and frivolous'
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 11:41:25 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday termed its Special Director Rakesh Asthana's complaint to the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) against CBI Director Alok Verma as "malicious and frivolous." It stated that he has done it to "intimidate ... read..


ESI hospital sweeper held for raping minor
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 11:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Police on Friday arrested a sweeper of an ESI hospital for raping a minor girl patient within the compound. ... read..


Property dealer shot dead in Bihar
Patna | Friday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
A property dealer was on Friday shot dead in broad daylight in Bihar's capital city Patna by unidentified assailants, police said. ... read..


Meghalaya Cabinet approves state education policy
Shillong | Friday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
The Meghalaya Cabinet on Friday approved the State Education Policy after 46 years of statehood. ... read..


Women continue to be casualties of paternalistic traditions, mindset should change: Sonia
St. Petersburg | Friday, 2018 10:45:05 PM IST
Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday said women in India continue to be the "casualties of paternalistic traditions" and still suffer the brunt of discrimination and gender inequality. She said her party is striving to fight these forces and c ... read..


Rafale controversy takes new turn after Hollande claim (Roundup)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
The controversy over Rafale fighter jet deal took a new twist on Friday following former French President Francois Hollande's reported claim that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract, triggering an attack by ... read..


Congress not phasing out senior and elderly: former Meghalaya CM
Shillong | Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Leader of Opposition in Meghalaya assembly Mukul Manda Sangma on Friday denied that Congress party is embarking on a policy of "phasing out senior and elderly people". ... read..


Bill to protect public from fraudulent financial institutions in Meghalaya
Shillong | Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma on Friday introduced the Meghalaya Protection of Interest of Depositors (in Financial Establishments) Bill, 2018 to protect the public from any fraudulent intention of the financial institutions. ... read..


BJP for governor's action against Kumaraswamy for 'threatening' Yeddyurappa
Bengaluru | Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
The opposition BJP on Friday urged Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala to act against Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy for allegedly provoking the people to wage war against its state unit president B.S. Yeddyurappa. ... read..


One more student dies in Bengal clash, toll two
Raigunj (West Bengal) | Friday, 2018 10:15:05 PM IST
A youth, who sustained a bullet injury during a clash between agitating students and police in West Bengal's North Dinajpur district, died on Friday taking the toll to two in the incident. ... read..


Chidambaram decries government's flip-flop on Pakistan (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Friday took a dig at the government's flip-flop over talks with Pakistan which the government called off in the wake of abduction and killing of three policemen in Jammu and Kashmir by the Hizbul Mujahideen milita ... read..


Six of 11 lions in Gir die in infighting: Forest Department
Gandhinagar | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
As many as six of the 11 Asiatic lions found dead during the last eleven days in their only abode, Gir forests, died fighting among themselves, according to Gujarat Forest Department officials. The cause of death of the other five is yet to be ascertained ... read..


Muharram observed in West Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Beating drums and thumping their chests, thousands of Muslims across West Bengal took out large processions on Friday to mourn the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussain at Karbala 1338 years back on the 10th day of the first Islamic month ... read..


Opposition laps up Hollande claim on Rafale, targets Modi government
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
The opposition on Friday launched a renewed attack on the Narendra Modi government after French media reported former French President Francois Hollande as claiming that the Modi government had favoured a private Indian firm for the offset deal and France ... read..


16 Congress MLAs issue notice for removal of Goa Speaker
Panaji | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
In a fresh bid to pressure the BJP-led coalition government in Goa, several of whose ministers have been hospitalised due to severe ailments, 16 Congress MLAs on Friday issued notice to the State legislature Secretary demanding removal of Speaker Pramod S ... read..


Indian satellite-linked GPS module launched
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:45:04 PM IST
Ramakrishna Electro Component Pvt Ltd Group (REC), an India-based semiconductor distribution company, on Friday launched a Vehicle Tracking System (VTS), the first of its kind module that will primarily use an Indian satellite for navigation. ... read..


The Idea of Indo-Pak FM meet 'made no sense': Khurshid
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 9:41:29 PM IST
Soon after India called off the foreign ministers meeting with Pakistan, former External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid underscored that the decision of holding a meeting with Islamabad in the first place 'made no sense'. ... read..


PM betrayed India on Rafale deal, dishonoured our soldiers' blood: Rahul
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 9:41:29 PM IST
Thanking former French President Franois Hollande over his statement on the controversial Rafale deal, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has betrayed India, and has dishonoured the blood of our soldiers. ... read..


Congress terms 'Skill India' a scam, demands probe
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
The Congress on Friday demanded a probe into the Narendra Modi-led government's much vaunted "Skill India", claiming that the scheme was a massive scam benefiting people within the "BJP eco-system". ... read..


'Surgical Strike Day' stirs row, West Bengal defies UGC circular (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
A controversy erupted on Friday after the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a circular asking universities to celebrate September 29 as 'Surgical Strike Day', with the Congress calling the move politically motivated and West Bengal government refu ... read..


Complaint by Asthana against CBI Chief 'malicious, frivolous'
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
The CBI on Friday described the complaint by its Special Director Rakesh Asthana to the CVC against its chief Alok Verma as "malicious" and "frivolous" and said that the complaint is aimed to malign his image and intimidate the officials. ... read..


BJP organising Pooravnchal Mahakumbh on September 23
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 9:15:04 PM IST
Eyeing the votes of the Pooravanchal people residing in the national capital, the BJP on Friday attacked the Congress and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for politically exploiting them and said that it is organising the 'Poorvanchal Mahakumbh' on September 23 ... read..


Activist wants Jet Airways booked for 'attempted murder'
Mumbai | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
A day after 30 passengers of a Jet Airways flight suffered bleeding through ears and nose, a Mumbai activist on Friday asked the police to book the airline for 'attempted murder'. ... read..


Sealing drive to be major agenda of BJP's executive meeting
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
The Delhi BJP on Friday began its preparations for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections by holding a two-day executive committee meeting focused on the sealing drive in the city. ... read..


19 smuggled exotic birds recovered in Bengal
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 8:45:04 PM IST
Nineteen exotic birds smuggled into India from Bangladesh in West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district, were recovered on Friday. One person has been arrested. ... read..


India calls off FM meeting with Pakistan, says true face of PM Imran revealed after brutal killings
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:45 PM IST
Hours after security personnel in Jammu and Kashmir were kidnapped and brutally killed on Friday, India called off the planned meeting between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in New York saying tr ... read..


After 2019, won't allow even a single infiltrator in India: Amit Shah
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:43 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah on Friday said that his party will not allow even a single infiltrator in India when they return to power in 2019. ... read..


We did not have a choice, says ex-French President Hollande on Reliance getting Rafale offsets
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:41 PM IST
Adding fuel to the ongoing Rafale controversy, former French President Franois Hollande in an interview to a media house said that Dassault Aviation was given no choice but to partner with Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence for the offset clause in the Raf ... read..


J-K: DGP condemns terror attack on SPOs
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:39 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh on Friday condemned the murder of two Special Police Officers (SPOs) and a police constable by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. ... read..


UP: Dy CM Dinesh Sharma hails govt crackdown on expenditure
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:39 PM IST
Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Dinesh Sharma on Friday hailed the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led state government for the cost-cutting measures that were implemented on September 19. ... read..


PM Modi to visit Odisha and Chattisgarh tomorrow
New Delhi [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:39 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting Odisha and poll-bound Chattisgarh on September 22. ... read..


Complaint lodged against Jet Airways
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:37 PM IST
A complaint has been lodged against Jet Airways and its staff at Sahar Police Station here, a day after a Jaipur-bound flight of the airline was forced to return to Mumbai when several passengers suffered from nasal and ear bleeding onboard. ... read..


PM Modi to launch PMJAY in Ranchi
Ranchi (Jharkhand) [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:32 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be launching the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojna (PMJAY) in Ranchi on September 23. ... read..


Shophian attack barbaric and inhuman: J-K Governor
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) | September 21, 2018 8:41:30 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satyapal Malik on Friday termed the attack on the police officers in state's Shopian district by terrorists as "inhuman and barbaric". ... read..


Shy octopus on ecstasy behaves the same as human
Washington D.C. [USA] | September 21, 2018 8:41:30 PM IST
In an interesting new research, scientists found that just like humans, MDMA - the drug popularly known as ecstasy -makes octopuses more social too. ... read..


Kerala nun rape: Investigation team trying to frame Bishop, claims MLA
Kottayam (Kerala) [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:30 PM IST
Poonjar constituency MLA PC George on Friday claimed that the investigation team probing the Kerala nun rape case is trying to frame the Bishop Franco Mulakkal. ... read..


Bandipora encounter: 3 more terrorists killed
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) [India] | September 21, 2018 8:41:30 PM IST
Three more terrorists have been gunned down by the security forces in an encounter in the forest area of Sumlar in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district. ... read..


2 injured in firing, friend claims employer attacked them
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Two men were shot and wounded by their employer's relative, a friend of the victims said on Friday. However, police said that they were wounded in a shootout. ... read..


Governments had no say in Rafale offset decision: Defence Ministry
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Amid media reports of former French President Francois Hollande claiming that the Indian government suggested a particular private firm for Rafale offset contract, the Defence Ministry on Friday reiterated that neither government had any say in the "comme ... read..


Academicians, researchers urged to join 'Open Access' movement
Hyderabad | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
With the "Global Open Access Week" scheduled to be celebrated next month, Hyderabad-based Omics International has invited the academic and research communities to join the Open Access movement. ... read..


Aadhaar, Ayodhya and adultery -- SC verdicts likely next week
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court is likely to pronounce next week a spate of judgement including on Aadhaar, Ayodhya and adultery that would have bearings on the right to privacy, politics and social morality. ... read..


PM to launch Jan Arogya Yojana in Ranchi on September 23
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY) in Ranchi, Jharkhand, on September 23, officials said on Friday. ... read..


Gold racket busted in Siliguri, one arrested: DRI
Kolkata | Friday, 2018 8:15:04 PM IST
A gold smuggling racket operating through the India-China border in Sikkim's Nathula was busted on Friday with the arrest of tbe mastermind. ... read..


Naropa Festival ends in Ladakh with world record in dance
Leh | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
A total of 299 women dressed up in traditional Ladakhi wedding attire danced together to mark the last day of the Naropa festival and also created a Guinness World Record in the process. ... read..


Agra cools after showers
Agra | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
Ending a long dry spell, the clouds opened on Friday afternoon bringing relief to the lakhs of saplings planted by government departments and voluntary groups in the city this season. ... read..


'Surgical Strike Day' stirs row, government defends move
New Delhi | Friday, 2018 7:45:05 PM IST
A controversy erupted on Friday after the University Grants Commission (UGC) issued a circular asking universities to celebrate September 29 as 'Surgical Strike Day', with the Congress calling the move politically motivated and the government countering i ... read..


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