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Satya Pal Malik replaces Vohra as J&K Governor

Satya Pal Malik , N N Vohra NEW DELHI, BIHAR Governor Satya Pal Malik was on Tuesday appointed as the Governor of the militancy-hit Jammu and Kashmir, replacing N N Vohra who held the post for 10 years.Lal Ji Tandon has been appointed as the Governor ..

Farmer’s son Saurabh youngest Indian to shoot Asian gold

  PALEMBANG, ‘Jobless’ Rajput clinches silver SAURABH Chaudhary, all of 16, on Tuesday became the youngest Indian shooter to win an Asian Games gold medal as he trumped a field comprising multiple world and Olympic champions in the 1..

Centre releases Rs 600 crore to Kerala

Army personnel rescue flood-affected people in Ernakulam district of Kerala on Tuesday NEW DELHI, Waives off Customs Duty, GST on relief materials THE Centre on Tuesday released Rs 600 crore to flood-hit Kerala and decided to waive Customs Duty and G..

Modi for ‘constructive engagement’ with Pak

  NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, Modi wrote to Imran Khan congratulating him after he took oath as the 22nd Prime Minister of Pakistan. Islamabad quickly clarified that there was no offer of a bilateral dialogue PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has written to..

Govt declares Kerala floods as ‘calamity of severe nature’

  NEW DELHI, THE massive floods in Kerala have been declared a calamity of severe nature, the Home Ministry said on Monday.“Keeping in view of the intensity and magnitude of the floods and landslides in Kerala, this is a calamity of a sever..

‘Golden Girl’ Vinesh sparkles for India

    JAKARTA/PALEMBANG, Shooters Deepak, Lakshay add silver VINESH Phogat expectedly delivered a historic wrestling gold, the shooters picked up momentum with a couple of silver medals and an unexpected podium finish was assured in sepak ta..

Vajpayee’s ashes immersed in Haridwar

  HARIDWAR, THE ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee were on Sunday immersed in the Ganga at Har ki Pauri here by his family members amidst chanting of vedic hymns with thousands joining in as the urn was carried in a flower-bedeck..

Bajrang clinches first gold for India

  JAKARTA, Dedicates medal to former PM late Atal Behari Vajpayee A DOMINATING Bajrang Punia opened India’s gold medal account at the Asian Games, bringing smiles and relief to the Indian camp which was jolted by the early exit of star wre..

7,000 CRPF jawans shifted to Bastar

  NEW DELHI,   The force was deployed to carry out anti-Naxal operations in West Bengal, Bihar, Jharkhand and for internal security-related duty in Uttar Pradesh THE Central Government has directed the withdrawal of over 7,000 CRPF personn..

Ex-UN Chief Kofi Annan no more

  GENEVA, KOFI Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African Secretary-General, has died. He was 80. His foundation announced ..

CBI arrests Dabholkar’s killer in Pune

  MUMBAI, THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on late Saturday evening arrested one of the two gunmen who killed Maharashtra rationalist Narendra Dabholkar in 2013, official sources said here. “Sachin Prakashrao Andure of Aurangabad i..

Imran Khan begins new innings as Pakistan PM

  ISLAMABAD, ‘KAPTAN’ Imran Khan on Saturday began a new innings as Pakistan’s Prime Minister, assuming the reins at a time when the country was facing serious financial woes, uneasy ties with its neighbours and possible interna..

Vajpayee never learned to bend, even before doctors: Jaitley

  NEW DELHI, (UNI), RECOUNTING former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee’s sense of humour, Union Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday that the founding President of the BJP did not lose his sense of humour even in pain and ‘never ..

Atalji will live on in hearts and minds of every Indian: Modi

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), PAYING his last respects to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) stalwart Atal Behari Vajpayee, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was an extraordinary personality who will live on in the hearts and minds of every Indian. Modi sai..

Delhi Metro’s first-ever corridor was opened by Atal Behari Vajpayee

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), MANY of the nearly 27 lakh commuters who hop on to the Delhi Metro every day are unlikely to be aware that the sprawling network started with an 8.2 km section of the Red Line was inaugurated by the then Prime Minister Atal ..

‘I am ‘Atal’ and ‘Bihari’ both’

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), “Main ‘Atal’ bhi hoon aur ‘Bihari’ bhi hoon”.This one liner from Atal Bihari Vajpayee at a poll rally in Bihar in 2004 to woo voters was one such example of the former Prime Minister&rsquo..

When Sharif said, ‘Vajpayee ji now you can win elections in Pak also’

  By Ashok Kumar Tandon NEW DELHI, (PTI), IF HIS popularity helped him win Parliamentary elections 12 times in India, Atal Behari Vajpayee’s oratory passionate in words and sincere in message endeared him to people in Pakistan as well. ..

Atalji was democrat to the core

  By H K Dua NEW DELHI, (PTI), OF ALL the leaders of the BJP, it is only Atal Behari Vajpayee who represents the idea of India in all its shades. And that is the reason Vajpayee’s passing away marks a sense of loss for all the people of ..

Tears escort Atalji to final abode 

    The Hitavada Delhi Bureau/Agencies, NEW DELHI, Vajpayee’s daughter Namita Bhattacharya lights the pyre Last rites performed at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal TEARS rolled down and emotions flooded the air as nation bid farewell to for..

End of an era; it’s a personal loss for me: PM

  New Delhi, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said, the passing away of Atal Behari Vajpayee marks the end of an era and termed it as a “personal and irreplaceable” loss for him. He said, the BJP patriarch lived for the nation and served ..

Atal Behari Vajpayee

  NEW DELHI, Colossus of Indian politics fades into sunset STATESMAN and pragmatist, orator and poet, a man of peace and conviction. Atal Behari Vajpayee was a towering nationalist who softened the often sharp edge of his party’s politics ..

Atalji no more

  The Hitavada Delhi Bureau/Agencies, ‘AJATSHATRU’ of Indian politics and the first non-Congress Prime Minister to complete a full term in office, former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee passed away on Thursday. He was 93. Describe..

T’gana town celebrating 365 days of singing National Anthem daily

  By Ramesh Kallepelli, JAMMIKUNTA (Telangana), THE people of Jammikunta, a Municipal Council town under Karimnagar district of Telangana district, are now celebrating the 365 days of singing National Anthem daily by standing still at 16 centres..

Violence has no place in society: President

  NEW DELHI, Let contentious issues, extraneous debates not distract us, says Kovind PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday asserted that contentious issues and extraneous debates should not be allowed to distract us at a “pivotal moment&rdq..

Chhattisgarh Governor Balram Dass Tandon passes away at 90

  Staff Reporter, RAIPUR, Governor of Chhattisgarh Balramji Dass Tandon passed away at a Government hospital in the State Capital on Tuesday. He was 90. Chhattisgarh Government announced seven days State mourning as a mark of respect to Tandon w..

Somnath Chatterjee passes away

    KOLKATA/NEW DELHI, COMMUNIST veteran and former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee passed away at a private hospital here this morning following multiple organ failure. He was 89.The 10-time Lok Sabha member is survived by his wife Re..

BJP wants simultaneous polls, Shah tells law panel

  NEW DELHI, The BJP said perpetual election process strained national resources and that in a progressive democracy like India, development works and policy decisions get halted when the Model Code of Conduct for elections was enforced THE BJP ..

Google tracks all your movements, like it or not

  SAN FRANCISCO, GOOGLE wants to know where you go so badly that it records your movements even when you explicitly tell it not to. An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones store your locati..

2 terrorists held in J&K encounter

    SRINAGAR, A cop was killed and 5 other security forces personnel were injured Out of 5 militants, two were injured, but they managed to flee. Two other militants were arrested and their questioning is on A massive search operation is ..

Nobel prize-winning author Naipaul passes away

  LONDON, NOBEL prize-winning author V S Naipaul, known for his critical commentary on colonialism, idealism, religion and politics, has died at the age of 85, his family said early on Sunday. “He was a giant in all that he achieved and he..

First mission to touch the Sun launched successfully

  WASHINGTON, NATIONAL Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Parker Solar Probe, mankind’s first mission to ‘touch’ the Sun, has been launched on Sunday on a seven-year long journey to unlock the mysteries of our star&rsqu..

Heavy to very heavy rainfall likely in 16 States in next 2 days

  NEW DELHI, HEAVY to very heavy rains are expected in 16 States, including Kerala, Uttarakhand and West Bengal, in next two days with fishermen are advised not to venture in central Arabian sea, the NDMA said on Saturday.In a Statement, the Nati..

NASA’s sun probe launch postponed

  TAMPA (US), The reason for the delay was not clear, but was called for after a gaseous helium alarm was sounded in the last moments before liftoff, officials said NASA postponed until Sunday the launch of the first ever spacecraft to fly ..

CBI takes Thakur’s son into custody

  MUZAFFARPUR (Bihar), A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Saturday took into custody the son of Brajesh Thakur, prime accused in the shelter home sex scandal, after 11 hours of search operation and questioning at the premises owned b..

Centre opposes release of Rajiv Gandhi case convicts

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court it does not concur with the Tamil Nadu Government’s proposal to release seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, saying remission of their sentence will set a &..

Blending ethanol in petrol can save Rs 12K cr: PM

  Delhi Bureau & Agencies, NEW DELHI, INDIA expects to save up to Rs 12,000 crore in foreign exchange over the next four years through blending ethanol in petrol, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday. Addressing an event here to..

Pakistan’s Sindh passeslandmark bill allowing Hindu women to remarry

  KARACHI, (PTI), FOR the first time, divorced or widowed Hindu women in Pakistan’s Sindh provincce have been allowed to remarry under a landmark amendment made by the provincial assembly, a media report said. Earlier, divorced or widowed..

Over half of Kerala reels under floods

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, (PTI), DAM reservoirs and rivers overflowed, sections of highways collapsed and homes were swept away in severe flooding in more than half of Kerala, after days of incessant rains left nearly 54,000 people homeless and kil..

10, 9, 8... NASA launches craft today to ‘touch the Sun’ 

TAMPA (US), (AFP), NASA counted down on Friday to the launch of a USD 1.5 billion spacecraft that aims to plunge into the Sun’s sizzling atmosphere and become humanity’s first mission to explore a star. The car-sized Parker Solar Probe is..

SC modifies BCCI’s ‘one state, one vote’ policy

  NEW DELHI, Vidarbha, Mumbai, Saurashtra, Baroda get permanent membership Cooling off period after two terms THE Supreme Court on Thursday approved BCCI’s new draft constitution with some modifications, effectively diluting its earlier o..

NDA’s Harivansh elected Deputy Chairman of RS

  Delhi Bureau & Agencies NEW DELHI, Harivansh - 125 Hariprasad - 101   Who voted for Harivansh NDA                 97BJD                 9 TR..

26 killed in Kerala rains, landslides

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Doors of 24 dams opened Army and NDRF have been deployed More than 10,000 people have been shifted to 157 relief camps in last two days HEAVY rains pounding Kerala triggered a series of landslides in the hilly Idukki dist..

Karunanidhi rests at Marina

  (1) DMK leader M K Stalin stands alongside the mortal remains of his father and DMK Chief M Karunanidhi Below People gather to pay their last respects to DMK Chief M Karunanidhi as his cortege passes through the streets of Chennai (2,3,4) (1) P..

Government orders audit of over 9,000 child-care homes in 60 days

  NEW DELHI, THE Women and Child Development (WCD) Ministry has ordered social audit of over 9,000 child-care institutions across the country in the next 60 days, a senior official said on Wednesday, after reports of alleged sexual abuse of minor..

It’s NDA’s Harivansh Vs Oppn’s Hariprasad

  NEW DELHI, A KEEN contest is on the cards on Thursday between NDA nominee Harivansh and joint Opposition candidate B K Hariprasad for the post of Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman, with both sides claiming majority support. The numbers, however, app..

Justices Indira Banerjee, Vineet Saran, K M Joseph take oath as SC judges

  NEW DELHI, JUSTICE K M Joseph took oath as the judge of the Supreme Court onTuesday along with Justices Indira Banerjee and Vineet Saran amid a row with the Centre over his seniority being lowered on his elevation.The elevation of Justice Josep..

Women being raped ‘left, right, centre’: Apex court

  NEW DELHI, SC asks print, electronic, social media not to publish in any form pictures of victims of sexual abuse Warns against interviewing minor victims of sexual abuse THE Supreme Court, which expressed concern on Tuesday over incidents of ..

Karunanidhi passes away

  CHENNAI, DRAVIDA Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) chief M Karunanidhi, one of the foremost Dravidian politicians in modern times, died here on Tuesday, after waging a grim battle for life aged 94, the hospital where he was admitted for the last 11 days ..

Parlt passes Bill for stringent punishment in rape cases

  NEW DELHI, The Bill enhances the minimum punishment for rape of women from seven to 10 years and provides for life imprisonment or death penalty to rape/gangrape of girls below 12 years of age PARLIAMENT on Monday passed a Bill that enhances t..

Forces kill 15 Maoists in Chhattisgarh

(left)The weapons, ammunition and other materials which were recovered from Maoists  (right) Special DG ANO D M Awasthi while briefing the mediapersons DIG ANO Sudarraj P looks on   The Hitavada State Bureau, RAIPUR/SUKMA/JAGDALPUR, Two Ma..

Indra Nooyi to step down as PepsiCo CEO

  NEW YORK, Nooyi will leave the company on Oct 3 INDRA Nooyi will step down as PepsiCo’s CEO after heading the world’s second-largest food and beverage giant for 12 years, the company announced on Monday, with its Indian-origin top ..

All norms for Maratha quota to be completed by Nov: CM

  MUMBAI,   The Chief Minister appealed to the Maratha community to shun violence as a “handful of people” were giving a bad name to the silent marches MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday said that all consti..

Nirankari Satguru Mata ji passes away

  NEW DELHI, NIRANKARI Satguru Mata Savinder Hardev Ji Maharaj died on Sunday in Delhi. She took her last breath at 5.05 pm on Sunday. She was 61 years old. Her body will be kept at the Samagam ground No. 8 till August 8 for devotees to pay their..

Venezuelan President Maduro survives assassination bid

  CARACAS, VENEZUELAN President Nicolas Maduro has survived what he called an “attempt against his life” involving explosive drones, blaming far-right elements and Colombia’s outgoing President Juan Manuel Santos for carrying ou..

5 militants gunned down in J&K

  Villagers inspect a tin shed riddled with bullets where the militants were killed during an encounter with security forces in Malikgund village in Shopian district of South Kashmir    SRINAGAR, A civilian killed, two others injure..

3 High Court judges appointed to SC

K M Joseph,   Indira Banerjee ,Vineet Saran   NEW DELHI, THREE High Court Chief Justices were appointed to the Supreme Court on Saturday, taking the total number of judges in the apex court to 25. Notifications announcing the appointment..

Man rams XUV into Abdullahs’ home in Jammu, shot dead

CRPF reinforcements deployed at former J&K Chief Minister and National Conference President Farooq Abdullah after an unidentified person was killed by CRPF guards JAMMU, IN A security breach, a man forcibly drove into the residence of former Chief..

Centre scraps plan to set up social media hub, AG tells SC

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Centre on Friday told the Supreme Court it has withdrawn its notification proposing a social media hub, which some allege could become a tool to monitor online activities of citizens, and would undertake a complete revie..

India, Kazakhstan to boost trade, defence ties

ASTANA, (IANS), INDIA and Kazakhstan agreed to strengthen cooperation in the areas of trade and defence and security following delegation-level talks headed by Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Kazakh Foreign Minister Kairat Abdrakhm..

CBI sends extradition request for Mehul Choksi to Govt

NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has sent an extradition request for fugitive businessman Mehul Choksi to the Government to be forwarded to Antigua where he has taken citizenship in November last year, an agency official sa..

Burqa-clad suicide bombers kill at least 29 inside Afghan mosque

  KHOST, (AFP), BURQA-CLAD suicide bombers struck a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan on Friday as it was crowded with worshippers for weekly prayers, killing at least 29 people and wounding more than 80 in the latest attack on the minority...

BJP wins Sangli, Jalgaon civic elections in Mah

MUMBAI, (PTI), THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday scored a big win in the Sangli municipal elections by defeating the Congress-NCP alliance and also swept the Jalgaon civic body in Maharashtra where it trounced the Shiv Sena. The BJP’s..

18 held for violence during Maratha stir

  PUNE, Most of the accused were identified from CCTV and other video footage CM meets 22 prominent personalities from the community to discuss the issue EIGHTEEN persons were on Thursday arrested in connection with the violence during the Mara..

Join mainstream or be ready to be finished, C’garh CM to Naxals

  RAIPUR, “State Government has given a strong message to Naxals that they should join the mainstream. Either they should surrender or security forces are ready to finish them. Now there is no way left for them” CHHATTISGARH Chief Mi..

No Indian will be left out of final NRC list: RGI

  NEW DELHI, AMIDST a raging debate over the exclusion of 40 lakh people from the final draft of the NRC, the country’s top census official on Thursday said no Indian will be left out of the final list of Assam’s citizenship on accoun..

SC orders attachment of assets of Amrapali Group

  NEW DELHI, Orders freezing of bank accounts of all the Directors of its 40 firms THE Supreme Court on Wednesday cracked the whip on Amrapali Group of companies for playing “fraud” and “dirty games” with the court and or..

Home, auto loans to be costlier

  MUMBAI, FOR the second time in as many months, RBI on Wednesday raised the key interest rate by 0.25 per cent to the highest level in two years as it battled inflation without looking to harm growth, but the move may result in costlier home, au..

Now, send pics of dirty Rly stations to WR on WhatsApp

  MUMBAI, Passengers can send pictures on mobile number 9004499733 PASSENGERS can now click pictures of filth and dirt at railway stations and send it across to authorities on mobile messaging platform WhatsApp, as part of the Western Railway&rs..

Ruckus in RS over Assam NRC

  NEW DELHI, BJD’s Prasanna Acharya says, no one should read politics on the issue because it is very sensitive. He urges Home Minister Rajnath Singh to provide an assurance that all irregularities in the NRC will be taken care of WITH BJP..

2 end life, 8 attempt self-immolation as Maratha quota stir intensifies

  MUMBAI, THE spate of suicides spurred by the Maratha quota agitation rose to six on Tuesday as a labourer and a student ended their lives, while eight protesters attempted suicide on Tuesday in Maharashtra, police said.The 17-year-old student d..

26 killed in Afghan attacks

  JALALABAD, 15 killed as gunmen storm Afghan Govt building; 11 killed in bus bombing A SUICIDE bomb and gun attack by militants on an Afghan Government building in Jalalabad on Tuesday killed at least 15 people, some burned “beyond recogn..

98 pc cases of child abuse remain unreported: SC judge

  AGARTALA, “The cases are not reported because these incidents of cruelty or ill-treatment happen within the family or (involve) close friends or relatives,” says Justice Gupta ABOUT 97-98 per cent of child abuse cases are not repor..

40 lakh people excluded from Citizens’ list in Assam

  L People check their names on the final draft of the Assams National Register of Citizens after it was released, at a NRC Seva Kendra in Nagaon Assam on Monday. R Villagers arrive by boat to check their names in NRC list at a centre at Goroimari..

Imran to take oath as Pak PM on Aug 11

  PESHAWAR, IMRAN Khan said on Monday that he will take oath as Pakistan’s Prime Minister on August 11, even as his Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf party was striving to get required numbers to form its Government. The PTI, led by 65-year-old Kha..

Over 1,000 families evacuated near Yamuna

  NEW DELHI, OVER 1,000 families have been evacuated from the low-lying areas near the Yamuna till Sunday morning as the river continued flowing above the danger mark in Delhi.The level of the river rose to 205.46 meters on Sunday after water dis..

PM launches 81 projects worth over Rs 60K cr for UP

  LUCKNOW, ‘Not scared to be seen with industrialists’, says PM; slams Oppn PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched 81 investment projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore for Uttar Pradesh at a mega ground-breaking event. The proj..

‘India making airspace virtually impregnable’

  NEW DELHI,   The Government is procuring a variety of air defence systems, including missiles, launchers and command-and-control units from the US, Russia and Israel, besides deploying indigenously developed missiles INDIA is working on ..

Nirmala hands over ‘Made in India’ engines to Army

    CHENNAI, DEFENCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday formally handed over two types of indigenously built high-power multi-fuel engines to the Army.The engines manufactured by the Engine Factory, Avadi -- a unit of Ordnance Factory ..

Imran in talks with small party, independents for new Pak Govt

  By Idrees Ali, ISLAMABAD, Imran’s PTI gets 116 seats, falls short of the 137 required seats for Assembly majority PAKISTAN’S likely new Prime Minister Imran Khan opened coalition talks with at least one smaller party and independe..

Bus carrying varsity staff falls into gorge; 33 killed

  MUMBAI, The staffers were on their way to Mahabaleshwar for a picnic, when the driver lost control over the vehicle while negotiating a turn and bus fell into a 500-foot deep gorge at Ambenali Ghat near Poladpur town in Raigad district TH..

MEA for portal to serve summons to absconding NRI husbands

NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE MEA is developing a portal where summons and warrants against absconding NRI husbands would be served, and if the accused does not respond he would be declared a proclaimed offender and his property would be attached, Union mini..

‘US, India working for 2+2 dialogue’

By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, (PTI), THE US and India are working together “hand in glove” diplomatically and militarily to build dimensions of one of America’s most critical bilateral relationships ahead of the 2+2 dialogue to be hel..

‘US, India working for 2+2 dialogue’

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, (PTI), THE US and India are working together “hand in glove” diplomatically and militarily to build dimensions of one of America’s most critical bilateral relationships ahead of the 2+2 dialogue ..

Imran’s PTI scouts for partners to form Govt

By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD, (PTI), Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) wins 118 seats Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) bags only 62 Bilawal Bhutto’s Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) is third with 43 seats IMRAN Khan was inching closer to form a Governme..

All-party meeting on Maratha stir today

  MUMBAI, (PTI) AMID the ongoing Maratha quota agitation that sparked violence in parts of Maharashtra, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has decided to convene a meeting of leaders of all parties here on Saturday to discuss the issue. The deci..

Modi, Xi agree to maintain ‘momentum’ in relations

JOHANNESBURG, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping have agreed that the Chinese Defence Minister will visit India next month as part of the efforts to maintain the “momentum” generated by their recent meeti..

‘Girls’ enrolment lowest in institutes of national importance’

  TOP STORY NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE enrolment of female students is lowest in the institutions of national importance, followed by State private open universities and Government deemed universities, according to the All India Survey of Higher Edu..

Imran’s party is single largest in Pak polls

  By Sajjad Hussain, ISLAMABAD, A party can only form the Government if it manages to clinch 172 seats in total out of 342 Rival political parties’ claim of “blatant” rigging in Pakistan polls PAKISTAN Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) c..

Managing traffic, social media big challenges for police: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh tries his hand at a gun during the inauguration of the 2nd Conference of Young Superintendents of Police in New Delhi NEW DELHI, UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday flagged issues of burgeoning traffic due t..

Internet services suspended in Navi Mumbai over Maratha quota stir

  MUMBAI, CM calls a meeting of BJP Ministers and party legislators from the Maratha community Five MLAs resign   INTERNET services were on Thursday suspended as a precautionary measure in adjoining Navi Mumbai, where an uneasy calm preva..

Despite Imran’s lead, a hung Parlt looms large

Pakistani security personnel gather at the site of a suicide attack near a polling station in Quetta R Imran Khan of the Pakistan Tehree k eInsaf speaks to the media after casting his vote at a polling station in Islamabad By Sajjad Hussain, ISLAMABAD..

Modi addresses Parlt of Uganda

    KAMPLA, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday outlined 10 guiding principles for deepening India’s engagement with Africa to help in its economic growth and tackle challenges like terrorism and climate change.Modi, who arrived..

Marathas end stir midway after violence

Maratha Kranti Morcha activists stop a school bus during their State wide bandh in Navi Mumbai MUMBAI, One more protester dies, a day after consuming poison. Protesters attacked buses, pelted stones at local trains Marathas should come forward for ..

Govt mulls law to curb lynchings

  NEW DELHI, THE Government will enact a law, if necessary, to curb the incidents of lynching, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Tuesday amid Opposition outcry over the growing number of such cases. Singh also said the Government has taken the..

Pak goes to polls today

  ISLAMABAD, PAKISTANIS will go to the polls on Wednesday to elect a new Prime Minister, transferring power from one civilian Government to another for only the second time in the nation’s 70-year chequered history amid accusations of manip..

Maratha quota stir turns violent; cop killed, Mumbai bandh today

  MUMBAI, A CONSTABLE died and another was injured in stone pelting on Tuesday as a State-wide protest called by outfits seeking reservation for the Maratha community turned violent with agitators classing with police and torching vehicles in Aur..

New commission to replace UGC will be autonomous: Javadekar

  NEW DELHI, HUMAN Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said the new body to replace the University Grants Commission (UGC) will be autonomous with two separate wings -- one for regulatory functions and the other for providin..

Gunman shot by police, after killing 2 in Toronto

  TORONTO, A 29-YEAR-OLD gunman opened fire on pedestrians in a bustling Toronto neighbourhood, killing two and wounding a dozen others, police in Canada’s largest city said on Monday, adding the suspect was found dead in an alley after an ..

Death for rapists Bill tabled in LS

  NEW DELHI, The Bill provides for death penalty for those convicted of raping girls below the age of 12 years Minimum punishment in case of rape of women has been increased from rigorous imprisonment of seven years to 10 years THE Criminal Law..

Rahul to be Cong’s PM face

  NEW DELHI, The CWC authorises Rahul to forge alliances with “like-minded” political parties THE Congress on Sunday said Rahul Gandhi will be its prime ministerial face for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with the extended Congress Working..