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Delhi breathes easy as air quality improves to 'Moderate'
General News | February 22, 2019 9:41:38 AM IST
After receiving rains for the two consecutive days, the air quality in Delhi significantly improved on Friday, with Air Quality Index (AQI) docking at 121 at in the morning. ... read..


Gunfight in J&K
Srinagar | Friday, 2019 8:15:05 AM IST
A gunfight erupted on Friday between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore town, police said. ... read..


Odisha CM has support of farmers: BJD spokesperson
General News | February 22, 2019 8:11:40 AM IST
BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra on Thursday said Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had the support of farmers of Odisha as seen by the large turnout at the launch of the second phase of the state's flagship programme KALIA. ... read..


School principal sells bangles to donate money for CRPF jawans
General News | February 22, 2019 8:11:38 AM IST
Among reports of several ordinary citizens across the country chipping in their bit towards relief fund for families of CRPF soldiers slain in the Pulwama terror attack, is one heartwarming story about a school prinicipal in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly dist ... read..


J-K: Encounter between security forces and terrorists underway in Sopore
General News | February 22, 2019 7:41:36 AM IST
An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces in Warpora area of Sopore in Baramulla district. ... read..


Meerut: Armed assailants loot gold worth 3 crore
General News | February 22, 2019 7:41:34 AM IST
Two unidentified assailants looted a large amount of gold from the office of a gold finance company here on Thursday, police said. ... read..


Have not joined Congress says Lt Gen (retd) DS Hooda
General News | February 22, 2019 6:41:35 AM IST
Lt Gen (retd) D S Hooda, who was the commanding officer during the 2016 surgical strike, has denied reports of having joined the Indian National Congress. ... read..


Will meet Lalu Yadav on Feb 23 to discussseat-sharing: Jitan Ram Manjhi
General News | February 22, 2019 5:41:33 AM IST
Former Bihar Chief Minister and Hindustan Awam Morcha (HAM) chief Jitan Ram Manjhi has said that he would meet with RJD leader Lalu Yadav on February 22 to discuss the issue of seat sharing inthe "mahagathbandhan" (Bihar grand alliance). ... read..


Raipur policearrests2 men with Rs 1.70 cr cash
General News | February 22, 2019 5:11:38 AM IST
Police in Chattisgarh seized Rs 1.70 crore cash during a routine checking of vehicles and arrested two people in this connection, on Thursday. ... read..


Gurugram: Case filed in alleged molestation of 3-year-old in private school
General News | February 22, 2019 5:11:37 AM IST
A three-year-old girl was allegedly molested inside the toilet of a private school in Gurugram and a case has been registered in this connection, police said. ... read..


Opposition to meet on Feb 27 over Common Minimum Programme
Politics | February 22, 2019 5:11:35 AM IST
A meeting of leaders from Opposition parties will be held on February 27 over Common Minimum Programme. ... read..


Vice-president Venkaiah Naidu inaugurates AIR FM station in Nellore
General News | February 22, 2019 4:41:36 AM IST
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu inaugurated an All India Radio FM Station in Nellore, here on Thursday. ... read..


Former Punjab Police SP gets 10 yearsjail for rape, bribery
General News | February 22, 2019 4:11:38 AM IST
Former Gurdaspur Superintendent of Police (SP) Salwinder Singh was, on Thursday, awarded 10-years imprisonment in connection with a case of rape and corruption. ... read..


Telangana: State Cabinet approves Vote-on-Account budget for 2019-20
General News | February 22, 2019 4:11:36 AM IST
Telangana state Cabinet on Thursday approved the Vote-on-Account budget for the year 2019-20. ... read..


Telangana man shot dead in Florida, family seeks help to bring back mortal remains
General News | February 22, 2019 3:41:36 AM IST
A man from Telangana was allegedlyshotdeadinFloridain the United States by unidentified gunmen, late on Tuesday night (local time). ... read..


Priyanka, Jyotiraditya holdmeetingtostrategiseon LS polls
Politics | February 22, 2019 3:41:35 AM IST
Congress general secretaries for Uttar Pradesh east and west, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Jyotiraditya Scindia, held a meeting with the state's Congress chief Raj Babbar on Thursday to strategise for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. ... read..


BJP uninterested in solving issues of allies, Apna Dal free to chose own path: Anupriya Patel
Politics | February 22, 2019 3:11:36 AM IST
Apna Dal (S) convener and minister of state in Modi cabinet Anupriya Patel on Thursday said that her party will now be free to choose its own path as the BJP leadership was not displaying any interest in resolving her partys issues. ... read..


Time will come when people's sentiments will have fulfilment: Rajnath
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 2:15:04 AM IST
Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said "time will come" when people's sentiments, their desires and expectations will have fulfilment. ... read..


Over 6 lakh saved by beggar donated to families of CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama
General News | February 22, 2019 2:11:36 AM IST
Over Rs six lakh rupees, the life savings of an elderly beggar woman, who passed away last year, will now benefit families of the soldiers martyred in the recent Pulwama terror attack. ... read..


Famers call off stir after assurance by Maharashtra govt
General News | February 22, 2019 2:11:34 AM IST
Farmers under the banner of All India Kisan Sabhahave called off their agitation after the Maharashtra government assured them that their demands would be fulfilled. ... read..


'Saudi Arabia recognises India's position on Kashmir, concerns on terror' (Lead)
New Delhi | Friday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
The joint statement issued during the visit of Saudi Arabia Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman was a very clear recognition of India's position on Jammu and Kashmir and shows a great deal of sensitivity to India's concerns on terrorism, sources said here on ... read..


Two companies, one platoon of PAC, 168 policemen protect UP Governor: RTI
Lucknow | Friday, 2019 1:45:04 AM IST
At a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi is preaching austerity and cutting down of government expense, Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik is being protected by two companies and one platoon of Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and 168 security personne ... read..


Swine flu claims 2 lives in Rajasthan, death toll touches 131 in state this year
General News | February 22, 2019 1:11:34 AM IST
Two people died of swine flu in Rajasthan on Thursday, taking the total death toll to 131 in the state so far this year. ... read..


Kashmiri varsity teacher in Punjab says forced to quit after social media post
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
A teacher from Jammu and Kashmir in a private university near Punjab's Jalandhar city said that he was "forced" to resign after a social media post linking him to comments regarding the Pulwama terror attack in which 40 CRPF troopers were killed on Februa ... read..


Veterans stress covert operations in Pakistan to fight terror
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Condemning the killing of 40 CRPF troopers in the Pulwama terror attack last week, retired army men, police officers and former members of national investigation agencies on Thursday said India should conduct covert operations on Pakistan soil to destroy ... read..


Asaram's interim bail plea rejected
Jodhpur | Thursday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
The Rajasthan High Court on Thursday rejected the interim bail petition of self-styled godman Asaram, who is serving life imprisonment in the Jodhpur Central Jail on rape charges. ... read..


15 kg gold robbed from finance company firm in UP's Meerut
Meerut | Thursday, 2019 11:45:04 PM IST
Unidentified, armed criminals stormed into a branch of the Manappuram Finance Company here on Thursday and fled with 15 kg of gold bars, biscuits and coins after threatening the employees there, police said. ... read..


Union Minister Gadkari simply reiterated diverting Indias share of Indus water going to Pakistan, clarifies Water Resources Ministry
Politics | February 21, 2019 11:41:50 PM IST
Union Water Resources Minister Nitin Gadkari was simply reiterating the need for diverting Indias share of Indus water which was going to Pakistan, a spokesperson of the ministry clarified on Thursday. ... read..


Maharashtra: Farmers continue to march to Mumbai
General News | February 21, 2019 11:41:48 PM IST
The farmers under the banner of All India Kisan Sabha on Thursday continued to march to the state Legislative Assembly in Mumbai, over the demands of complete farm loan waiver and implementation of Swaminathan Commission recommendations among others. ... read..


NIA conducts raids at 10 locations in Jharkhand, WB in terror funding case
General News | February 21, 2019 11:41:47 PM IST
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday conducted searches at 10 locations in Jharkhand and West Bengal in connection with PLFI (Peoples Liberation Front of India) terror funding case. ... read..


Ready to face arrest in sacrilege probe case: Parkash Singh Badal
Politics | February 21, 2019 11:41:45 PM IST
Former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Thursday said that he is ready to face arrest by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Bargari Guru Granth Sahib Sacrilege case.This comes a day after Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh hin ... read..


Maharashtra: Uddhav meets Fadnavis over reservation for Dhangar community
General News | February 21, 2019 11:41:44 PM IST
Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday met Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis over reservation for Dhangar community. ... read..


Telangana: ACB arrests SI for accepting Rs 80,000 bribe
General News | February 21, 2019 11:41:42 PM IST
The officials of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) have caught red-handed a police sub-inspector (SI) of Maheshwaram police station while demanding and accepting a bribeof Rs 80,000. ... read..


SC grants bail to builder Priya Sharma in NH-74 scam case
General News | February 21, 2019 11:41:41 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday granted bail to builder Priya Sharma, an accused in the Rs 300 crore NH-74 scam in Uttarakhand.Earlier in 2017, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had written to the Centre, demanding a Central Bureau of Investi ... read..


Maharashtra: School teachers welcome HSC students by performing Aukshan
General News | February 21, 2019 11:41:39 PM IST
In a unique tradition, teachers of a private school on Thursday welcomed HSC students by performing 'Aukshan (a kind of aarti)' before their examination. ... read..


Odisha govt to implement PM-Kisan along with Kalia
General News | February 21, 2019 11:41:37 PM IST
The Odisha government on Thursday has decided to implement the central government's Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Samman Nidhi (PM- KISAN) scheme along with the states flagship program KALIA for the farmers in the state. ... read..


Charge-sheet filed againstmanfor harbouring militants in Sopore
General News | February 21, 2019 11:41:36 PM IST
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against a person in a local court for allegedly harbouring terrorists in a residential house at Bomai in Sopore.According to police, "A charge-sheet has been filed at the police station of Bomai ag ... read..


Bharat Rang Mahotsav concludes
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
The 20th edition of Bharat Rang Mahotsav, international theatre festival, organised by the National School of Drama (NSD), concluded after staging plays in several Indian languages, along with nine folk and 15 foreign plays, here on Thursday. ... read..


BJP dubs Kejriwal king of U-turns, Cong raps Delhi CM
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 11:15:05 PM IST
A day after Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal accused the Congress of not forging an alliance with his party, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) here on Thursday attacked the AAP leader calling him a "king of U-turns". ... read..


President repromulgates triple talaq ordinance
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Ending all speculation, President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday repromulgated the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Ordinance, commonly known as the triple talaq ordinance, for the third time. ... read..


Upset with Congress ministers, over two dozen MP legislators form 'club'
Bhopal | Thursday, 2019 11:15:04 PM IST
Over a dozen legislators, including from the Congress, are said to be upset with ministers of the Kamal Nath-led Madhya Pradesh government, and have come together to form a 'club,' sources said on Thursday. ... read..


Amit Shah to hold meetings, address rallies in Karnataka, Kerala tomorrow
Politics | February 21, 2019 11:11:38 PM IST
BJP president Amit Shah will hold Shakti Kendra Sammelan and Lok Sabha Committee meetings in Kerala and Karnataka on Friday. ... read..


Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati lays foundation stone of Ram Temple on a map
General News | February 21, 2019 11:11:36 PM IST
Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati on Thursday laid the foundation stone of Ram Temple on a map in Varanasi. ... read..


Kerala: 1 more CPI (M) worker held in murder case of 2 Youth Congress workers
General News | February 21, 2019 11:11:35 PM IST
Police on Thursday arrested a Communist Party of India (Marxist) worker in connection with the murder of two Youth Congress workers inKasaragod. ... read..


Pan-India survey to assess efficacy of police to begin in March
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:45:04 PM IST
With an aim to strengthen the good governance practices in the police, the Union Home Ministry here on Thursday commissioned the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPRD) to conduct a pan-India survey called "All India Citizens Survey of Police Ser ... read..


Surya Kiran pilot cremated in Haryana with military honours
Hisar (Haryana) | Thursday, 2019 10:45:04 PM IST
Air Force pilot Wing Commander Sahil Gandhi was cremated in Haryana's Hisar town on Thursday with full military honours. ... read..


BSF officer shoots himself dead in Poonch district
Jammu | Thursday, 2019 10:45:04 PM IST
A junior Border Security Force officer on Thursday shot himself dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said. ... read..


TDP begins announcing candidates for Andhra Assembly polls
Amaravati | Thursday, 2019 10:45:04 PM IST
Taking a cue from Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao, his Andhra Pradesh counterpart and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N. Chandrababu Naidu has started announcing candidates for Assembly elections well in advance. ... read..


MP Police raises Rs 7.5 cr for Pulwama martyrs' kin
Bhopal | Thursday, 2019 10:45:04 PM IST
The Madhya Pradesh Police has raised a fund of Rs 7.5 crore to provide financial aid to the families of martyrs killed in a suicide attack in Pulwama of Jammu and Kashmir last week. ... read..


Delhi: Miscreants rob finance office at gunpoint
General News | February 21, 2019 10:41:38 PM IST
Some miscreants, armed with guns, robbed a finance office on Wednesday night in Vijay Vihar locality of North Delhi. ... read..


Don't boycott Kashmir, Muslims equally pained over Pulwama attack: Nitish Kumar
Politics | February 21, 2019 10:41:36 PM IST
Muslims too are equally pained over the ghastly Pulwama terror attack, said Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday while appealing the entire country to not boycott Kashmir as it is an integral part of India.Addressing a press conference here, Niti ... read..


LG reviews poll readiness of Delhi Police
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal here on Thursday asked the police to take steps to check movement of illicit cash and liquor. ... read..


MP farmers to be debt-free in 15 days: Kamal Nath
Bhopal | Thursday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath on Thursday said loans of 25-30 lakh farmers in the state will be completely waived off in another 15 days. ... read..


General who led surgical strikes to head Congress task force on national security (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Army's former Northern Command chief D.S. Hooda, who directed the 2016 cross-LoC surgical strikes, will now be heading a task force on national security at the behest of the Congress. ... read..


SC commutes death sentence for 'unexplained delay' in forwarding mercy petition
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Thursday commuted the death sentence of a man who murdered his wife and five children after rapping the Madhya Pradesh government for it "unexplained" delay of four years in forwarding his mercy petition to the Centre, leading to almo ... read..


SIT summons ex-Punjab DGP in sacrilege, firing cases
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2019 10:15:04 PM IST
Former Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini has been summoned by the Punjab Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the cases of sacrilege and firing incidents in Punjab in 2015. ... read..


Indian government also responsible for Pulwama terror attack, says Sharad Yadav
Politics | February 21, 2019 10:11:40 PM IST
Loktantrik Janata Dal (LJD) leaderSharad Yadav on Thursday alleged that the Government of India is also responsible for the terrorist attack on the convoy of CRPF personnel in Pulwama, citing the intelligence input of the possible attack. ... read..


Gujarat: GSRTC employees go on indefinite strike, demand pay hike
General News | February 21, 2019 10:11:38 PM IST
Over 45,000 employees of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation (GSRTC) went on an indefinite strike from Wednesday night demanding implementation of the 7th pay commission, pay hike and shutting down of private buses. ... read..


Don't push Kashmiri students into quagmire by boycotting them: Azad
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
Expressing concern over reported attacks on Kashmiri students in the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, senior Congress leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad on Thursday appealed people to not push Kashmiris "back into quagmi ... read..


BJP likely to replace 3 dozen MPs in UP
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is likely to repeat its Gujarat model in Uttar Pradesh for the coming Lok Sabha elections by replacing a number of sitting MPs with new faces. ... read..


2,140 cases against travel agents in Punjab
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2019 9:45:04 PM IST
The Punjab government has cracked down in a big way on unscrupulous travel agents and registered 2,140 cases under various Acts since it came to power in March 2017, a Minister told the Punjab Assembly on Thursday. ... read..


NHRC demands action against killers of Pakistani national in Jaipur jail
General News | February 21, 2019 9:41:35 PM IST
The National Human Rights Commission on Thursday took suo motu cognizance of media reports that a Pakistani national, serving life sentence in Jaipur Central jail was killed on Wednesday in a brawl with four other inmates allegedly over the volume of a te ... read..


Congress trying to weaken AAP in Delhi: Kejriwal
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday attacked the Congress for allegedly trying to weaken the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Delhi by not allying with it in the Lok Sabha elections. ... read..


Governor: Nagaland government committed to facilitate early resolution to the Naga insurgency
Kohima | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Nagaland Governor P.B. Acharya on Thursday said the Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party-led People's Democratic Alliance (PDA) government is committed to facilitating an early resolution for the vexed Naga insurgency through a negotiated agreement. ... read..


Pema Khandu made historic, transformational changes: Arunachal Governor
Itanagar | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brigadier (Retired) B.D. Mishra on Thursday said that Pema Khandu-led government has made historic, transformational, systemic, and structural changes during the past two-and-a-half years' period in the State. ... read..


Ready to face arrest, says Badal
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
With the top leaders of the Congress government in Punjab, including Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, saying recently that "bigger names" could emerge in the investigation being conducted into the sacrilege cases and the police firing incidents of 2015, fo ... read..


Haryana JD-U leader joins Congress
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Janata Dal-United's (JD-U) Haryana unit chief Rao Kamalbir Singh on Thursday quit his party to join the Congress in the presence of senior Congress leaders here. ... read..


Four Bangladeshis, one Indian held with 300 kg beef in Meghalaya
Shillong | Thursday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
Four Bangladeshi nationals and one Indian were arrested on Thursday for possessing 300 kg of beef worth Rs 90,000 in Muktapur area which is on the edge of the India-Bangladesh border in Meghalaya's West Jaintia Hills district. ... read..


Will ensure full statehood for Delhi in 2 years: Kejriwal (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 9:15:04 PM IST
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said he will ensure that Delhi gets full statehood in two years and within the next 10 years everyone in the city will have a house. ... read..


100 pc mechanised cleaning going to be a reality in Railways: Piyush Goyal
General News | February 21, 2019 9:11:43 PM IST
Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that the Central government is planning to convert all toilets at railway stations into bio-toilets, and 100 per cent mechanised cleaning is going to be a reality in the Railways. ... read..


MHA to conduct survey to assess impact of police services
General News | February 21, 2019 9:11:41 PM IST
The Home Ministry on Thursday commissioned Bureau of Police Research and Development to conduct a survey to assess the impact of police services in order to enhance public satisfaction. ... read..


Maharashtra Congress in critical condition: Ulhas Pawar writes to Rahul Gandhi
Politics | February 21, 2019 9:11:37 PM IST
Congress leader Ulhas Pawar has written a letter to Congress president Rahul Gandhi over the critical condition of the party in Maharashtra. ... read..


LK Advani wanted to send KPS Gill to Assam for secret killings: Tarun Gogoi
Politics | February 21, 2019 9:11:34 PM IST
Former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Thursday said that former Home Minister Lal Krishna Advani was willing to send KPS Gill to Assam for 'secret killings', a practice "rampant" during the tenure of Prafulla Kumar Mahanta as the state's chief minist ... read..


Sweeper arrested for assaulting minor in Gurugram school
Gurugram | Thursday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
A three-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by a sweeper in the toilet of a private school here, police said on Thursday. ... read..


Winter will stretch to the first week of March: Experts (Weather Roundup)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
This is usually the time of year when people in north India begin packing away their woollens as the days and nights warm up but experts say the winter season is expected to continue till the first week of March. ... read..


BJP alleges scam in Bengal crop procurement, demands CBI probe
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
BJP National Secretary Rahul Sinha on Thursday alleged corruption in procurement of paddy from farmers in West Bengal and demanded a CBI inquiry into the scam. ... read..


Ex-Punjab police officer sentenced to 10 years jail
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
Former Superintendent of Police (SP) of Punjab Police, Salwinder Singh, was on Thursday sentenced to 10 years' imprisonment in a case of rape registered against him. ... read..


HC notice to Centre over death penalty under SC/ST Act
Chandigarh | Thursday, 2019 8:45:04 PM IST
The Punjab and Haryana High Court has issued notice to the Centre on a petition filed by a law student challenging the constitutionality of mandatory death sentence prescribed under a provision of the SC/ST Act. ... read..


Maharashtra: Vijaya Rahatkar reappointed as Chairperson of State Women's Commission
General News | February 21, 2019 8:41:57 PM IST
The Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra government on Thursday reappointed Vijaya Rahatkar as the Chairperson of the State Women's Commission. ... read..


Delhi: Lt. Governor reviews Delhi Police's preparedness for 2019 general elections
Politics | February 21, 2019 8:41:56 PM IST
Lt. Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal on Thursday reviewed preparedness of the Delhi Police for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections and directed to check movement of cash and illicit liquor effectively in coordination with the neighbouring states. ... read..


Army Chief General Bipin Rawat flies HAL's Light Combat Helicopter, Tejas
General News | February 21, 2019 8:41:53 PM IST
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, on Thursday, flew the Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) during ongoing Aero India at Air Force Station at Yelahanka here. The helicopter was piloted by Wg Cdr S John, HALs Test Pilot. ... read..


Delhi Police nabs 2 sharpshooters of Neeraj Bawana gang
General News | February 21, 2019 8:41:51 PM IST
Delhi Police arrested two sharpshooters belonging to the national capital's infamous Neeraj Bawana Gang. ... read..


UP: Amit Shah likely to visit Ghazipur on Feb 26
Politics | February 21, 2019 8:41:45 PM IST
BJP president Amit Shah is likely to visit a village in Ghazipur on February 26. He will be taking a ride on a boat which will apparently be electrified for the first time, said a source on Thursday. ... read..


Nikes self-lacing Adapt BB shoes rendered useless with faulty Android app
Others | February 21, 2019 8:41:44 PM IST
Nike built one of the coolest smart shoes but probably forgot to test its compatible app, leaving users frustrated. ... read..


Kolkata Police summons CBI Joint Director in extortion case
General News | February 21, 2019 8:41:42 PM IST
Kolkata Police on Thursday summoned Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Joint Director Pankaj Srivastava in connection with an extortion case. ... read..


CBI registers PE against UPPSC officials
General News | February 21, 2019 8:41:40 PM IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Thursday began its probe in the alleged irregularities and misconduct in the examination conducted in 2010 for Additional Private Secretary post. ... read..


Nestle, Epic, Disney, McDonalds pull out of YouTube ads over paedophilia ring concerns
Others | February 21, 2019 8:41:37 PM IST
After reports emerged about YouTube overlooking the loopholes that allow pedophiles to abuse the platform to network through comments on innocuous videos, some of the top brands are reportedly backtracking from advertising on the Google-owned platform. ... read..


NASA releases interactive book that shows beauty of Earth from space
Others | February 21, 2019 8:41:36 PM IST
It is difficult to capture and then collate the immense beauty of our planet in a single book. However, NASAs latest interactive book has been able to do just that, giving us earthlings a look into how the planet looks from the outer space. ... read..


TDP indulging in electoral malpractices, deleting voters from list: YSRCP
Politics | February 21, 2019 9:11:38 PM IST
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) on Thursday lodged a complaint with Chief Electoral Officer Gopal Krishna Dwivedi, accusing the ruling Telugu Desam Party (TDP) of attempting to exclude voters from electoral list ahead of the Lok Sabha and st ... read..


Terming Gumnami Baba as Netaji a sinister campaign, must be probed: Bose family
Kolkata | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Accusing the Delhi based non-profit organisation Mission Netaji of running a "sinister campaign" to taint Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's image by claiming that the leader lived in Uttar Pradesh as a hermit named Gumnami Baba, the members of Bose's family on ... read..


Inclement weather in Himachal hampers search for five soldiers (Lead)
Shimla | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Rescuers on Thursday resumed a search operation but inclement weather hampered it near the Tibet border with Himachal Pradesh where a snow avalanche killed a soldier while five others have gone missing. ... read..


'Sunny Leone' tops Bihar job merit list, actress congratulates
Patna | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
As news of an aspirant named Sunny Leone topping the merit list for recruitment of junior engineers in the Bihar Public Health Engineering Department went viral, Bollywood actress Sunny Leone expressed her happiness at her namesake's performance. However, ... read..


Furore as Kashmir students attacked in Yavatmal
Yavatmal (Maharashtra) | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Barely five days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit here, four Kashmiri students were threatened, attacked and humiliated, allegedly by some Yuva Sena activists, sparking widespread condemnation. ... read..


UPPSC examination: CBI registers PE to probe nepotism allegations during Mayawati rule (Lead)
New Delhi | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
In yet another trouble for the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, who was Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister from 2007 to 2012, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a preliminary enquiry involving unknown officials of the Uttar Prades ... read..


AGP sets up panel to devise strategy for LS polls
Guwahati | Thursday, 2019 8:15:05 PM IST
Assam's Asom Gana Parishad (AGP), which broke its alliance with the BJP over the Citizenship bill, has set up a nine-member committee to devise its strategy for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, a party leader said on Thursday ... read..


Free air travel a huge relief for paramilitary forces in J-K sector, says Jitendra Singh
General News | February 21, 2019 8:11:43 PM IST
Minister of State in Prime Minister's OfficeJitendra Singh on Thursday said that the decision of air travel for all Central ArmedParamilitary Forces(CAPF) personnel in Jammu and Kashmir sector will be a huge relief for paramilitary forces. ... read..


Cong ropes in Lt Gen Hooda to prepare security vision document
General News | February 21, 2019 8:11:42 PM IST
The Congress on Thursday roped in Lt Gen (retd) D S Hooda to prepare a "vision document" for the country's security, more than two months after the former Northern Army Commander said the surgical strike was "overhyped and politicised". Hooda was the G ... read..


CRPF had asked for Home Ministry's NOC for air lifting personnel but they denied: Mamata
Politics | February 21, 2019 8:11:40 PM IST
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday alleged that the Home Ministry did not allow the CRPF to airlift its personnel at the time of the Pulwama attack which claimed the lives of 40 personnel. ... read..


Manoj Yadava is new Haryana DGP, promises better law and order situation
General News | February 21, 2019 8:11:36 PM IST
Haryana's new Director General of Police (DGP) Manoj Yadava, who took the charge on Thursday, said that his priority would be to ensure better law and order situation in the state. ... read..


People living along international border in J&K to get reservation benefits
Jammu | Thursday, 2019 7:45:05 PM IST
The State Administrative Council (SAC), which met here on Thursday, has approved reservation benefits to people living along the international border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir. ... read..


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