Blasts in Jabalpur OF

Staff Reporter, Jabalpur, Mar 25, No casualty reported in the incident Explosions take place in abandoned magazines at an isolated building A series of explosions took place after a major blast took place at Ordnance Factory Khamaria (OFK) that crea..

Make UP roads pothole-free by June 15: Yogi tells PWD

GORAKHPUR/ LUCKNOW, Mar 25, (PTI), UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday directed officials of the Public Works Department (PWD) to make all State roads pothole free by June 15, 2017.In Gorakhpur, which was his first public appeara..

Sikh-American girl harassed in train, US man asks her to ‘go back to LebanSikh-American girl harassed in train, US man asks her to ‘go back to Lebanon’on’

NEW YORK, Mar 25, (PTI), A SIKH-AMERICAN girl was harassed on a subway train here when a white man, mistaking her to be from the Middle East, allegedly shouted “go back to Lebanon” and “you don’t belong in this country,”..

Digvijay asks Rahul to take decision on AICC restructure

INDORE, Mar 25, (PTI), CONGRESS general secretary Digvijay Singh on Saturday urged party vice president Rahul Gandhi to decide fast on restructuring the All India Congress Committee. Singh’s comments came in the wake of the party’s poor p..

CBI lodges case against 4 ex-bank officials in Rs 209 cr bank fraud

JAIPUR, Mar 25, (PTI), THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Saturday lodged a case against two former Assistant General Managers (AGMs), two ex-Chief Managers of Syndicate Bank’s Jaipur and Udaipur branch, and six others for allegedly c..

Mah working on proposal to make farmers debt free: CM

MUMBAI, Mar 24, (PTI) MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday told the Legislative Assembly that a proposal is being prepared to make farmers “debt-free”, which will be forwarded to Centre.The CM’s statement came at a..

India reacts sharply to NYT’s editorial criticising Yogi

NEW DELHI, Mar 24, (PTI) INDIA on Friday reacted sharply to the ‘New York Times’ editorial criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s choice of Aditya Nath Yogi as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and said the paper’s wisd..

Project to ascertain if Ram Setu is natural or man-made proposed

NEW DELHI, Mar 24, (PTI) THE Indian Council of Historical Research will undertake a two-month pilot project on ‘Ram Setu’ later this year to archaeologically “ascertain” if the structures were built naturally or were “ma..

Opposition protests alleged move to disband OBC panel

NEW DEHI, Mar 24, (PTI), OPPOSITION parties led by the Samajwadi Party on Friday forced a brief adjournment of proceedings in the Rajya Sabha alleging a move to disband the OBC Commission, a charge vehemently denied by the Government. Samajwadi Party..

Adityanath meets woman who was forced to drink acid on board train

LUCKNOW, Mar 24, (PTI), UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi on Friday visited a gang-rape and acid-attack survivor at a hospital here who was allegedly forced to drink acid by two men on board a train near here on Thursday.  Taking seri..

IS claims UK Parlt attack; 8 arrested

By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, Mar 23, (PTI), Attacker identified as Khalid Masood, previously convicted of violent offences and was known to British secret services THE Islamic State on Thursday claimed responsibility for a brazen terror attack on the U..

HC directs striking docs to resume work; says, ‘medical attention cannot wait’

MUMBAI, Mar 23, (PTI), Fadnavis, Centre appeal resident doctors to get back to work Fadnavis moots panel to resolve security issues in State-run hospitals Centre asks States to take measures to improve doctors’ security THE Bombay High Court o..

Sena MP beats AI officer with sandal, refuses to apologise

NEW DELHI/ MUMBAI, Mar 23, (PTI), A SHIV Sena MP on Thursday repeatedly hit an elderly Air India officer with sandal in a brazen burst of fury over being unable to travel business class despite having insisted on boarding an all-economy flight. Ravi..

Sushma tries to help ‘kidnapped’ man in Serbia, finds video fake

NEW DELHI, Mar 24, (PTI), HAILED for coming to the aid of Indians in distress abroad, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday discovered to her chagrin that a ‘kidnapped’ man in Serbia who she tried to help had staged his own ..

Only Parlt can decide on how much pension MPs can draw: Jaitley

NEW DELHI, Mar 23, (PTI),   The Supreme Court had sought responses from the Centre and the Election Commission on a plea seeking scrapping of pension and other perks of Members of Parliament IN A veiled message to the judiciary, Finance Minist..

Terror attack on British Parliament

LONDON, Mar 22, (Agencies), Assailant killed n Police officer, 2 others killed n Car mows people n Parliament session suspended n MPs asked to stay inside PM Theresa May safe n Several violent incidents reported in London FOUR people, including the..

Lifer for Ajmer blast convicts

JAIPUR, Mar 22, (PTI), The blast in the dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at the time of Roza Iftaar on October 11, 2007 had left three pilgrims dead and 15 others injured A SPECIAL National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here on Wednesday senten..

19 Oppn MLAs suspended till Dec 31 for creating ruckus

Our Correspondent and Agencies, MUMBAI, Mar 22, Disrespecting Speaker’s directions, Opposition members had disrupted Budget presentation on March 18, demanding an assurance on farm loan waiver Opposition to boycott proceedings till the suspensi..

Gorakhpur cows to be shifted to UP CM’s residence

LUCKNOW, Mar 22, (PTI), THE hurly burly of being the Chief Minister of the country’s most populous State would not keep Yogi Adityanath away from his “favourite” cows as many of them will soon be shifted to his sprawling 5-Kalidas M..

CBSE to have new scheme of evaluation for classes 6 to 9

40 pc formative assessment NEW DELHI, Mar 22, (PTI), New uniform system of assessment and examination will replace the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme In CCE system, sixty pc of the assessment was pen-paper tests, while THE CB..

Resolve Ayodhya issue outside court: SC

NEW DELHI, Mar 21, (PTI), SC offers to mediate, asks parties to adopt ‘give a bit and take a bit’ approach THE Supreme Court on Tuesday suggested an outside court settlement of the lingering Ram Janam Bhumi- Babri Masjid land dispute at ..

BJP wins ZP President’s posts in 10 districts

Our Correspondent and Agencies, MUMBAI, Mar 21, BJP: Chandrapur, Wardha, Gadchiroli, Buldana, Solapur, Beed, Latur, Kolhapur, Sangli and Jalgaon CONG: Amravati, Yavatmal, Nanded, Nagar and Sindhudurg NCP: Pune, Satara, Raigard, Parbhani and Osmanab..

Absenteeism of MPs in Parlt irks Modi

Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, Mar 21, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday pulled up Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs for skipping Parliament proceedings following incidents of lack of quorum and even warned that he will keep a tab on them..

US bans electronic devices on flights from Muslim countries

WASHINGTON, Mar 21, (PTI), Now, passengers will have to check in any devices bigger than a smartphone, including iPads, Kindles and laptops, before boarding TRAVELERS to the US from eight countries in the Middle East and Africa, including from major..

Why no spl category for people depositing notes after Dec 30: SC

NEW DELHI, Mar 21, (PTI), THE Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre why it chose not to create a separate category for those who couldn’t deposit demonetised notes by December 30, 2016 unlike the NRIs and people who were abroad.A bench head..

Cabinet clears 4 GST related Bills

Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, Mar 20, Cabinet approved the Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The CGST Bill), The Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The IGST Bill), The Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 (The UT..

Idea, Vodafone announce mega merger

MUMBAI, Mar 20, (PTI), VODAFONE India and Idea Cellular on Monday agreed to merge their operations to create the country’s largest mobile phone operator worth more than USD 23 billion with a 35 per cent market share.This means the combined enti..

Idea, Vodafone announce mega merger

MUMBAI, Mar 20, (PTI), VODAFONE India and Idea Cellular on Monday agreed to merge their operations to create the country’s largest mobile phone operator worth more than USD 23 billion with a 35 per cent market share. This means the combined en..

Yogi directs officials to declare assets in 15 days

LUCKNOW, Mar 20, (PTI), UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday directed officials to declare their assets within 15 days, following up on a similar order to ministers after assuming office on Sunday, a move aimed at uprooting corrupti..

Missing clerics return from Pakistan, disappearance still remains mystery

NEW DELHI, Mar 20, (PTI), Asif Nizami said, he was blindfolded and taken to some undisclosed place.Sajid said that they were detained by Pakistani authorities but no force or coercion was used against them THE head priest of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah..

Yogi Adityanath takes oath as 21st CM of UP

LUCKNOW, Mar 19, (PTI), BHARATIYA Janata Party’s (BJP) hardline Hindutva poster boy and five-time MP, Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, heading a 47-member Council of Ministers that includes two..

Jats call off quota stir after truce with Haryana Govt

NEW DELHI, Mar 19, (PTI), Jat leaders decided to call off their agitation after a marathon four-hour meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar There was violence in Fatehabad when jat agitators were stopped by police from moving towards..

Files of ‘never made’ film on Tilak go missing: CIC

NEW DELHI, Mar 19, (PTI), Records of sanction and payment of Rs 2.5 crore to Vinay Dhumale for production of a movie on Bal Gangadhar Tilak are missing Culture Ministry to initiate an inquiry into the missing files, and submit a report about action t..

Maurya’s life bears uncanny similarity to PM Modi’s life

LUCKNOW, Mar 19, (PTI), KESHAV Prasad Maurya, named as one of the two Deputy Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, was rewarded for working tirelessly to galvanise support for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on the ground, becoming the OBC fac..

Will look into concerns of gems, jewellery industry over GST: CM

MUMBAI, Mar 19, (PTI), MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has said he will talk to Union Finance Minister to look into the concerns of the gems and jewellery industry about the proposed GST. “The gems and jewellery industry not only ..

Yogi Adityanath to be UP Chief Minister

LUCKNOW, Mar 18, (UNI), ENDING the suspense after a day-long ‘political reality show,’ firebrand BJP Gorakhpur MP Mahant Yogi Adityanath has been elected as the Leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislature party and thus, will b..

Farmer-friendly Mah Budget presented

Our Correspondent and Agencies MUMBAI, Mar 18, Mungantiwar presents Rs 4,511 crore deficit Budget Loan burden on the State stands at Rs 4.13 lakh crore Liquor to cost more, tax exemptions on essential items to continue Rs 100 cr for Mihan, Nagpur...

Trivendra Singh sworn-in as U’khand CM

DEHRADUN, Mar 18, (PTI), TRIVENDRA Singh Rawat, the man with deep RSS roots who also enjoys the trust of the BJP brass, was on sworn-in as the 9th Chief Minister of Uttarakhand.Nine other MLAs also took oath of office and secrecy along with Rawat as ..

I-T Department releases list of 29 defaulters owing Rs 448 cr

NEW DELHI, Mar 18, (PTI), The I-T Department has carried out this exercise earlier too and had named at least 67 such entities which have huge tax liabilities on them but have either gone non-traceable or have shown no assets for recovery THE Income..

Five Naxals, 2 cops killed in gunbattle in Dantewada

RAIPUR, Mar 18, (PTI), AT least five Naxals, including a senior woman cadre, and two police jawans were killed in a gunbattle between security personnel and the ultras in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district on Saturday. Three secu..

New UP CM to take oath on Sunday

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI, Mar 17, (PTI) SUSPENSE remained on BJP’s chief ministerial pick in Uttar Pradesh as newly-elected MLAs were all set to meet here on Saturday to elect the leader, with Union Minister Manoj Sinha among the frontrunners.“T..

Trivendra Singh Rawat to be sworn in as U’khand CM today

DEHRADUN, Mar 17, (PTI) TRIVENDRA Singh Rawat was on Friday unanimously elected the leader of Uttarakhand BJP legislature party, paving the way for the former RSS man’s swearing in on Saturday as the new Chief Minister of the State. Announcing..

Dhoni, team rescued after fire in hotel

NEW DELHI, Mar 17, (PTI), THE Jharkhand cricket team, including their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, escaped unhurt after a fire broke out at a five star hotel in Dwarka here leading to postponement of the Vijay Hazare Trophy semi-final against Bengal..

Those in power should take entire nation along at all times: Pranab

MUMBAI, Mar 17, (PTI) PRESIDENT Pranab Mukherjee on Friday stressed on the need to guard against “majoritarianism”, saying those in power must take the entire nation along at all times.“Consultation and consensus is the best and oft..

Purohit seeks UK envoy’s help for getting back Vrindavani Vastra from British museum

GUWAHATI, Mar 17, (UNI) ASSAM Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Friday made a request to British Deputy High Commissioner, Kolkata, Bruce Bucknell to do the needful for returning Vrindavani Vastra, a 16th century treasure of the State to Assam, from Bri..

Parrikar Govt in Goa wins trust vote 22-16

PANAJI, Mar 16, (PTI), Congress could mobilise only 16 votes against the Government as its MLA Vishwajit Rane abstained from voting and later resigned THE Manohar Parrikar Government on Thursday proved its majority on the floor of the Goa Assembly b..

Amarinder takes oath as Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH, Mar 16, (PTI), AFTER guiding the Congress to a resounding victory, Amarinder Singh was on Thursday sworn-in as the Punjab Chief Minister for the second time with nine ministers including Navjot Singh Sidhu also taking the oath.Amarinder, ..

With eyes on 2019 polls, Modi says, ‘Na Baithunga Na Baithne Dunga’

By Rajeev S Sharma, NEW DELHI, Mar 16, URGING partymen not to sit complacent after Bharatiya Janata Party’s recent electoral triumphs, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, “The next target is 2019.” At the BJP Parliamentary Party meet..

Will Oppn guarantee there won’t be suicides after loan waiver? CM

MUMBAI, Mar 16, (PTI), Since 2008-09 loan waiver, 16,000 farmers have ended lives: Fadnavis Says, he was not opposed to loan waiver but the decision must benefit farmers“The plight of farmers was due to the policies of the Congress-NCP Governme..

I-T Deptt failed to unearth Rs 10,640 cr black money in Mah, says CAG report

NEW DELHI, Mar 16, (PTI), Around 2,059 dealers issued invoices involving tax evasion of more than Rs 10,640 cr including maximum VAT of 12.5 per cent in Maharashtra, CAG said. Many Maharashtra based firms raise bogus bills resulting in such huge tax ..

PM gets grand welcome in LS

NEW DELHI, Mar 15, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi was on Wednesday given a grand welcome by members in the Lok Sabha as he entered the House for the first time after the Assembly elections.Soon after the Lok Sabha assembled for the day, the Prim..

Manohar quits as ICC chairman

By Rahul Dixit, NAGPUR, Mar 15, Citing personal reasons, Shashank Manohar abruptly ends his two-year tenure in mere eight months DROPPING a bombshell on Wednesday afternoon, Shashank Manohar resigned as Chairman of the International Cricket Council ..

Parrikar may sail smooth in today’s floor test in Goa

PANAJI, Mar 15, (PTI), THE floor test for the BJP-led Government in Goa, headed by Manohar Parrikar, is expected to be a smooth affair as the combine is confident of the numbers at its command.As per the Supreme Court direction, the floor test will b..

N Biren Singh sworn-in as first BJP CM of Manipur

IMPHAL, Mar 15, (PTI), N BIREN Singh was on Wednesday sworn-in as the Chief Minister of the first-ever Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Government in Manipur after the Assembly election threw up a hung House. Governor Najma Heptulla administered the..

India concerned as Pak sets to make Gilgit-Baltistan its province

By Sajjad Hussain, ISLAMABAD, Mar 15, (PTI), The move raises concerns in India as the disputed region borders Pakistan-occupied Kashmir PAKISTAN is planning to declare the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region as the fifth province, a move that may rai..

Parrikar sworn-in as Goa CM for 4th time

PANAJI, Mar 14, (PTI), SC refuses to stay the swearing-in of Manohar Parrikar and orders a floor test in the State Assembly on Thursday MANOHAR Parrikar, who quit as Defence Minister, was on Tuesday sworn-in as Chief Minister of Goa to head a coalit..

BJP’s Biren Singh to take oath as Manipur CM today

IMPHAL, Mar 14, (PTI), BJP claims support of 32 MLAs in the 60-member Assembly THE first BJP-led Government in Manipur will be sworn-in on Wednesday when N Biren Singh is administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor Najma Heptulla.Heptull..

Nifty hits record; Sensex at 2-year peak on BJP sweep

MUMBAI, Mar 14, (PTI), THE stunning election success of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh gave the market a rush of adrenaline as the Nifty on Tuesday pulled off an all-time closing high of 9,087 and the Sensex raced to a 2-year high. The 50-share NSE index r..

Jaitley assumes charge as new Defence Minister

NEW DELHI, Mar 14, (PTI), FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday promised continuity in policy as he assumed additional charge of the Defence Ministry after Manohar Parrikar’s return to Goa as Chief Minister. Jaitley, who held the additional..

Need structural changes in party, poll result not bad: Rahul Gandhi

Delhi Bureau & Agencies, NEW DELHI, Mar 14, RAHUL Gandhi on Tuesday said that structural and organisational changes were needed in the Congress even as he stressed that the Assembly poll results were “not bad” though the party was &ld..

Parrikar to resign as Defence Minister, to take oath as CM BJP clinches Goa, Manipur too

Panaji, Mar 12, (PTI),   Governor appoints Parrikar as CM, asks him to prove majority within 15 days of taking oath GOA Governor Mridula Sinha on Sunday appointed BJP legislature party leader Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister and asked hi..

Shah authorised to decide on CM names for UP, U’khand

NEW DELHI, Mar 12, (UNI), Venkaiah Naidu and Bhupinder Yadav’s names finalised for UP, Narendra Singh Tomar and Saroj Pandey for Uttarakhand, whereas Piyush Goyal and Vinay Sahasrabuddhe will be the observers for Manipur BHARATIYA Janata Party..

After victory, Modi pitches for building new India by ’22

NEW DELHI, Mar 12, (PTI), FRESH from BJP’s landslide win in UP and Uttarakhand after a bitter and often divisive campaign, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday talked about inclusivity and pitched for building a ‘new India’ by 202..

Win in UP is approval of BJP’s pro-poor policies: Amit Shah

NEW DELHI, Mar 12, (PTI), DESCRIBING the victory in the just-concluded Assembly polls as greater than the one in the 2014 general elections, BJP President Amit Shah on Sunday said that the party “will get a bigger mandate” in the 2019 Lok..

This year, let Holi be happy for animals too!

NEW DELHI, Mar 12, (PTI), WHILE the country is caught in the Holi revelry, every year both stray and pet animals inadvertently become victims of hooliganism, which must be stopped with increased sensitisation of the public, say animal rights organisa..


NEW DELHI, Mar 11, (PTI),   Fractured verdict in Goa, Manipur PUNJAB GOES TO CONGRESS AS EXPECTED BJP storms UP after a gap of 15 years by bagging 325 seats along with allies in a House of 403 UP Chief Minister to be selected by BJP Parliame..

Rahul congratulates Modi, BJP for victory

NEW DELHI, Mar 11, (PTI), RAHUL Gandhi on Saturday congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the BJP’s victory in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand and thanked the people of Punjab for giving the Congress a mandate for the State’s &ldquo..

‘Gratitude to people of India for faith and support for BJP’

NEW DELHI, Mar 11, (PTI), “Am overjoyed that BJP has received unprecedented support from all sections of society. Huge support from the youth is gladdening,” says Modi AN overjoyed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday described as &l..

‘Verdict will mark end of politics of nepotism, caste’

NEW DELHI, Mar 11, (PTI), BJP Parliamentary Board meeting to finalise names of chief ministerial nominees today Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Saturday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the country’s “tallest le..

Gloom envelopes Kejriwal’s house as AAP loses badly

NEW DELHI, Mar 11, (IANS), AAP leader and Punjab’s election strategist Sanjay Singh boasted that the party would not win less than 100 of the 117 seats, wiping out both the Congress and the ruling Akali Dal-BJP combine. AAP was confident of tak..

Amar Singh blames Cong-SP tie-up for BJP’s good show

Amar Singh blames Cong-SP tie-up for BJP’s good show..

RS passes Bill to amend Enemy Property Act

NEW DELHI, Mar 10, (PTI) RAJYA Sabha on Friday passed a Bill to amend a 49-year-old law to guard against claims of succession or transfer of properties left by people who migrated to Pakistan and China, amid a walkout by the entire Opposition. The E..

Justice Karnan calls SC warrant against him ‘unconstitutional’

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, Mar 10, (Agencies), THE Supreme Court on Friday issued a bailable warrant against a sitting Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan for non-appearance in a contempt case, an order unprecedented in the annals of Indian judiciary. Justi..

Cuts in funds for DRDO forced it to put major projects on hold: Parlt panel

NEW DELHI, Mar 10, (PTI), A PARLIAMENTARY panel on Thursday rapped the Government for lower allocation of funds to the DRDO, saying it has forced the organisation to put on hold some its “major projects involving futuristic technology”. I..

Lost Chandrayaan-1 found orbiting Moon

WASHINGTON, Mar 10, (PTI), INDIA’S first lunar probe - the Chandrayaan-1 spacecraft - which was considered lost, is still orbiting the Moon, NASA scientists have found by using a new ground-based radar technique. Indian Space Research Organisat..

Big win for BJP in UP, U’khand, Goa, Manipur; Cong may return in Punjab, predict exit polls

NEW DELHI, Mar 9, (Agencies),   Uttar Pradesh (403 seats) CNN-IBN: BJP 185, SP+Cong 120,  BSP 90, Others 9 India Today-Axis My India: BJP 185,  SP+Cong 120, BSP 90, Others 9 ABP News: BJP 164-176, SP..

Modi suggests facelift for Somnath temple

AHMEDABAD, Mar 9, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday suggested a facelift for the famous Somnath temple and called for active participation of the trust managing it to spread awareness about cashless transactions in nearby towns. These..

Rajini’s daughter Aishwarya performs Bharatnatyam at UN on Women’s Day

By Yoshita Singh, UNITED NATIONS, Mar 9, (PTI), THE rhythm and music of Bharatnatyam reverberated at the UN headquarters as renowned Indian classical dancer Aishwaryaa R Dhanush performed here on the occasion of International Women’s Day, cele..

Satellites being used to check illegal mining: Govt

NEW DELHI, Mar 9, (PTI), SATELLITES are being used for surveillance aimed at checking illegal mining in the country and the data is quickly passed on to the State Governments for action, the Government told the Lok Sabha on Thursday. The Ministry of..

SC orders Gopal Ansal to surrender on Mar 20

NEW DELHI, Mar 9, (PTI),   Fifty-nine persons had died in the Uphaar cinema during the screening of Hindi movie ‘Border’ on June 13, 1997 REAL estate baron Gopal Ansal will have to surrender to serve the remaining period of the one..

Holed up IS militant killed; father ‘no’ to take body

LUCKNOW, Mar 8, (PTI), Eight pistols of different make, two wireless sets, alarm clocks, steel pipes, an IS flag, two laptops, videos of how to make bombs, four knives, two passports and 600-plus live cartridges were recovered from the site AN alleg..

Aseemanand, 6 others acquitted, 3 convicted in Ajmer blast case

JAIPUR, Mar 8, (PTI),   The 2007 blast in Ajmer shrine had left three pilgrims dead and 15 others injured The quantum of sentence for the three convicts will be announced on 16th RIGHT-WING activist Swami Aseemanand was on Wednesday acquitted ..

30 killed, 50 hurt as IS gunmen dressed as doctors attack military hospital in Kabul

All the attackers gunned down KABUL, Mar 8, (AFP), Three gunmen wearing white laboratory coats began spraying bullets after a suicide bomber on foot blew himself up at the backdoor entrance of the 400-bed hospital GUNMEN dressed as doctors stormed ..

Madhesis threaten to withdraw support to Govt over police firing

By Shirish B Pradhan, KATHMANDU, Mar 8, (PTI), THE agitating Madhesi group on Wednesday served an ultimatum to Nepalese Prime Minister Prachanda, threatening to withdraw support to his Government if their demands are not addressed in a week. The Un..

Sena’s Mahadeshwar is new Mayor of Mumbai

MUMBAI, Mar 8, (PTI), Mahadeshwar defeated Congress nominee Vitthal Lokare by 171-31 margin SHIV Sena’s Vishwanath Mahadeshwar was on Wednesday elected as the Mayor of Mumbai with the support of the BJP, marking a coming together of the two pa..

Spirituality is country’s strength: PM

NEW DELHI, Mar 7, (PTI), INDIA’S spirituality is its strength but unfortunately some people link it to religion, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.Addressing a function here to commemorate the centenary celebrations of the Yogoda Sat..

Op on in Lucknow to flush out terrorists

LUCKNOW, Mar 7, (PTI), ANTI-TERROR operations to flush out two terrorists believed to be influenced by IS and having possible links to the Bhopal-Ujjain train blast, holed up in a house in the outskirts of Lucknow, continued on Tuesday night, police ..

Terror track runs from MP to UP

9 injured in blast on Bhopal-Ujjain train Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, Mar 7, Hours before the final phase of polling in eastern Uttar Pradesh for 40 seats, an IED blast was triggered on Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train in Madhya Pradesh by terror suspects ..

China considering India’s proposal to ban Azhar

NEW DELHI, Mar 7, (IANS), A COMMUNIST Party of China official said here on Tuesday that Beijing was “considering and investigating” India’s proposal to get Pakistan-based terrorist leader Masood Azhar listed on the UN terror catalog..

Final phase of Manipur polls today

IMPHAL, Mar 07, (UNI), THE second and final phase of Manipur elections will be held in 22 Assembly constituencies on Wednesday. The voting will be done from 0700 to 1500 hours.Polling officials and security personnel have reached their assigned polli..

Modi visits Shastri’s ancestral house

VARANASI, Mar 6, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday visited Garhwa Ghat Ashram here, which has considerable following among the backward castes, and paid tributes to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at his ancestral home. Modi, w..

Pakistan’s ex-NSA admits to 26/11

NEW DELHI, Mar 6, (PTI), “I hate to admit that the 26/11 Mumbai attack carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan on November 26, 2008 is a classic trans-border terrorist event”. PAKISTAN’S former top security officer Mahmud A..

Poll din ends in UP, Manipur

LUCKNOW/IMPHAL, Mar 6, (PTI), MICROPHONES fell silent and the dust from the over two month-long electioneering settled as parties wrapped up their campaign for the final phases of polls in Uttar Pradesh and Manipur on Monday. The highlight of the ac..

Mah Govt to double farmers’ income in 5 years: Governor

MUMBAI, Mar 6, (PTI), THE Maharashtra Government has taken a slew of measures to double farmer income in the next five years and address the issue of agrarian distress, said Governor Vidyasagar Rao on Monday. The State remains a preferred destinatio..

SBI to hike minimum balance for savings a/c

NEW DELHI, Mar 6, (PTI), STATE Bank of India (SBI) has decided to increase manifold the minimum balance required for maintaining savings account from April 1, hitting 31 crore depositors including pensioners and students. The monthly average balance..

Thousands throng Modi’s roadshow in Varanasi

VARANASI, Mar 5, (Agencies), The five-km roadshow began at Pandeypur Square and wound its way through Chaukaghat, Teliabagh, Maldahiya and Patel Chowk to culminate at the Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday resumed ..

Two ultras, cop killed in 12-hour Tral encounter

SRINAGAR, Mar 5, (PTI), One of the militants was a Hizbul Mujahideen operative identified as Aaquib Bhat, the other militant, Saif-ul-lah alias Osama, was a Pakistani terrorist working with Jaish-e-Mohammed Army Major identified as R Reshi also suffe..

Sikh shot at in US by man yelling ‘go back to your own country’

NEW YORK, Mar 5, (PTI), A partially-masked gunman who shouted “go back to your own country” shot Deep Rai in the armExternal Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “I am sorry to know about the attack on Deep Rai. I have spoken to fat..

Test to predict ‘silent heart attacks’ developed by class 10th TN student

By Shweta Sharma, NEW DELHI, Mar 5, (PTI), A CLASS tenth student from Tamil Nadu has developed a new technique that can non-invasively detect the risk of a ‘silent heart attack’, in advance that may save many lives in rural areas.Akash M..

Mah Budget session begins today

MUMBAI, Mar 5, (PTI), THE Budget session of Maharashtra Legislature is beginning here on Monday and the ruling BJP expects it to be a smooth-sailing affair after averting a face -off with sparring ally Shiv Sena over Mumbai Mayor’s post.The BJP..