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A new innings: Virat weds Anushka

  MUMBAI, INDIA’S most watched couple -- Bollywood star Anushka Sharma and Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli -- on Monday tied the knot in Italy, ending days of suspense and media speculation about the couple’s marriage plans.In one ..

Rahul Gandhi elected Cong President

  NEW DELHI, Handing over of the certificate of election is scheduled to be held on December 16   RAHUL Gandhi, who is putting up a spirited campaign against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, was on Monday elected the President of t..

Controversy heats up over Pak’s involvement in Gujarat elections

  NEW DELHI, Even as the nation felt tremors of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegation that Pakistan is meddling in Indian politics, bits and pieces of evidence kept coming up in sections of electronic media of a possible meeting of Cong..

Modi claims Pak trying to influence Gujarat polls

  PALANPUR/ KAALOL, Modi seeks an explanation from the Congress over its top partymen who are said to have recently met leaders from the neighbouring country PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday suggested Pakistan was trying to influence the A..

Rahul visits temple in Gujarat, crowd raises pro-Modi slogans

  AHMEDABAD, IN yet another controversial episode vis-a-vis Congress Vice President’s Temple visit, Rahul Gandhi went into a popular Shree Ranchhodji temple in Dakor area of Kheda district in Gujarat but crowd raised pro-Modi slogans. Acco..

Israeli airstrike kills 2 Palestinians in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Palestinian Territories), Dec 9 , (AFP), AN Israeli airstrike on a Gaza base of Hamas’s military wing killed two people on Saturday, health officials of the territory’s Palestinian Islamist rulers said.The strike on a base in ..

PM questions Cong’s assurance of quota to Patidar community

LUNAWADA (Guj), Dec 9, (PTI), QUESTIONING Congress’ assurance of reservation to Patidar community in Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said it will either have to “snatch” the share of SCs, STs and OBCs or is makin..

Over 68% turnout in phase-I Guj polls

Our Correspondent and Agencies, AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI, Dec 9, Over 68 per cent turnout was recorded on Saturday in the first phase of polling for 89 Assembly seats in Gujarat where Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress’s soon-to-be chief Rah..

SpiceJet may start seaplanes service in a year

MUMBAI, Dec 9, (PTI), BUDGET carrier SpiceJet, which plans to buy more than 100 amphibian aircraft at an estimated cost of USD 400 million, may put these seaplanes into operations within one year. The budget carrier on Saturday conducted the second..

4 CRPF men shot dead by colleague in C’garh

The Hitavada State Bureau, BIJAPUR/RAIPUR, Dec 9, FOUR Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, including two sub-inspectors (SIs), were killed and another wounded when their colleague allegedly opened fire at them after a quarrel at a CRFP ca..

Gujarat first phase Assembly polls today

    AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT goes to the polls on Saturday for the first phase of the Assembly election being held in 89 seats of Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions with 977 candidates in the fray.The second phase of the high-stakes election ..

Pak allows Jadhav to meet wife, mother on X’mas day

  ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN on Friday said it will allow convicted Indian death row prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav to meet both his wife and mother on December 25, months after India sought a visa for his mother on humanitarian grounds.Jadhav, 47, was sent..

Patole quits BJP, Lok Sabha

  NEW DELHI, Accuses party of failing to keep the promises it made to the people To share dais with Rahul Gandhi in Ahmedabad on Dec 11 BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament from Bhandara-Gondia in Maharashtra, Nana Patole, resigned..

PM flays parties for seeking votes in Ambedkar’s name

  NEW DELHI, “They tried to erase his contribution in nation building and did little to build the Ambedkar International Centre conceived 23 years ago”, rues Modi HITTING out at the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday ..

Cong suspends Aiyar for his remark against Modi

  NEW DELHI,   Earlier, Aiyar had apologised after Rahul Gandhi asked him to do so Aiyar’s ‘neech’ remark is an insult not just to Gujarat but to the entire nation, says PM IN a damage-control move, the Congress on Thurs..

Be extra vigilant against influx of Rohingyas: Rajnath to States

  KOLKATA, Rajnath Singh resolved to check illegal immigrants who have links with extremists groups for further anti-national activities with ulterior motive and posing threat to internal security UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday as..

Five women among seven Naxals killed in Gadchiroli

  District Correspondent, GADCHIROLI, The skirmish took place at around 5.30 am in a forest in Sironcha tehsil Two SLR rifles, two 303 rifles, two 12 bore guns and one country-made pistol were seized from encounter site SEVEN Naxalites includ..

Cong linking Ram temple issue with elections: Modi

  AHMEDABAD, Modi’s remarks come a day after Sibal urged the Supreme Court to defer hearing in the Ayodhya title suit till July 2019 when next LS polls will be over PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of linking ..

RBI keeps key rate unchanged

  MUMBAI, DETERRED by inflationary concerns, the Reserve Bank on Wednesday kept the policy rate unchanged leaving little scope for banks to lower interest rates on housing and auto loans.It raised the inflation estimate to 4.3-4.7 per cent, from ..

SC ‘no’ to put off Ayodhya case hearing till LS polls

  NEW DELHI, Final hearing on Feb 8 Sibal urges court to have the hearing in July 2019, suggesting that it would have a bearing on 2019 Lok Sabha elections Countering Sibal, Harish Salve told the bench that whatever the repercussion outside the c..

2G scam verdict on 21st

  NEW DELHI, A COURT here said on Tuesday it would deliver its verdict on December 21 in the 2G Spectrum allocation graft cases involving, among others, former Telecom Minister A Raja and DMK Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi who are out on bail.CBI S..

Shashi Kapoor cremated with State honours

  MUMBAI, THE skies opened up on Tuesday as the legendary Shashi Kapoor, the romantic Hindi screen icon of the 70s and 80s, was cremated with State honours at the Santacruz Hindu crematorium here. The long ailing actor passed away on Tuesday even..

Rahul set to be next Congress President

  Delhi Bureau & Agencies, NEW DELHI, CONGRESS Vice-President Rahul Gandhi was all set to become the president of the party, emerging on Tuesday as the sole and unopposed claimant to the post.The party’s returning officer for the elect..

Yemen rebels claim killing of ex-President Saleh

  SANAA, A video on social media showed what appeared to be a dead Saleh, wrapped in a floral-print blanket with a severe head injury   YEMEN’S Huthi rebels on Monday claimed that ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh had been killed as fi..

Shashi Kapoor, epitome of charm, passes away

  MUMBAI, Shashi Kapoor, ‘79’ had a kidney problem and was on dialysis for several years   SHASHI Kapoor, the embodiment of romance and charm who wooed the top leading ladies of the ‘70s and ‘80s on the silver scree..

Mallya’s extradition trial begins in UK court

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, If the court orders extradition, the UK Home Secretary must order Mallya’s extradition within two months THE extradition trial of Vijay Mallya, wanted in India on charges of Rs 9,000 crores fraud and money laund..

Rahul Gandhi files nomination for Congress President’s post

  NEW DELHI, CONGRESS Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Monday filed his nomination for the post of party president, heralding a generational shift in the leadership of the grand old party seeking a revival in its electoral fortunes.With no other cl..

Empower Divyangs for country’s bright future: President

NEW DELHI, FUTURE of country depends on ensuring that all citizens, including the differently-abled, have capacity to realise their full potential, said President Ram Nath Kovind as he presented the National Awards for the Empowerment of Persons with D..

Iran inaugurates Chabahar Port

  TEHRAN, IRANIAN President Hassan Rouhani inaugurated on Sunday a newly built extension to the country’s main Arabian Sea outlet, the strategic Chabahar Port on the Gulf of Oman, which more than triples its capacity and poses a challenge f..

Rahul to file nomination for party chief’s post today

  NEW DELHI, CONGRESS President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be among the proposers for the candidature of Rahul Gandhi for the party chief’s post.Accompanied by his mother Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh and othe..

Cyclone Ockhi: 500 fishermen rescued

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/CHENNAI, Dec 2, (PTI), MORE than 500 fishermen stranded in the rough sea off Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts have been rescued even as cyclone ‘Ockhi’ on Saturday lay centered over the South East Arabian Sea and about 250..

Senate passes tax reform, in major victory for Trump

WASHINGTON, Dec 2, (AFP) US Senate Republicans narrowly passed landmark tax reform on Saturday, a critical step toward delivering a monumental legislative victory for President Donald Trump in his first year in office. After a marathon session that..

N Korea celebrates latest missile test

SEOUL, Dec 2, (AFP), NORTH Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang’s state media said on Saturday, with a propaganda-filled display of fireworks and dancing in public squares. The ruling Worke..

Oppn parties demand future polls with ballot papers

LUCKNOW, Dec 2, (PTI), A DAY after the BJP swept the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, Opposition parties on Saturday, demanded that all elections in the future be held through ballot papers, instead of electronic voting machines (EVMs).BSP Chief Mayawati..

No teacher will lose job, asserts Tawde

Our Correspondent, MUMBAI, Dec 2 EVEN though the State Government has decided to relocate over 1,000 schools having less than 10 students on rolls, not a single teacher will lose the job, asserted Education Minister Vinod Tawde. The students and teac..

Cyclone Ockhi: 500 fishermen rescued

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM/CHENNAI, Dec 2, (PTI), MORE than 500 fishermen stranded in the rough sea off Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts have been rescued even as cyclone ‘Ockhi’ on Saturday lay centered over the South East Arabian Sea and about 2..

Submarine INS Kalvari to be commissioned this month

  By Kartik Lokhande, MUMBAI, THE wait of the Indian Navy for the indigenous Scorpene class submarine will be finally over later this month. For, the much-awaited INS Kalvari will be commissioned this month, said Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, Flag..

BJP sweeps civic elections in UP

  LUCKNOW, Pockets 14 of 16 mayoral seats BSP bags 2; Cong loses in Amethi, the Lok Sabha constituency of its Vice-President Rahul Gandhi THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the Uttar Pradesh civic polls on Friday pocketing 14 of the 16 mayor..

Navy to enhance operational reach: Vice Admiral Luthra

    By Kartik Lokhande, MUMBAI (On-board INS Vikramaditya), “WITH the changing geo-strategic milieu and emergence of non-traditional threats, the Indian Navy is playing an important role in ensuring stability and security of the ar..

Rain fury continues in South; toll 12

  CHENNAI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, TN announces a solatium of Rs 4 lakh to the kin of each victims 218 fishermen from Kerala stranded in the sea were brought safely to the shore   HEAVY rains continued to batter coastal areas of Kerala and sou..

GDP growth rebounds to 6.3 pc in Sept quarter

  NEW DELHI, The gross domestic product growth had hit a three-year low of 5.7 per cent in the April-June of 2017-18 REVERSING a five-quarter slide in GDP growth, Indian economy bounced back from a three-year low to expand by 6.3 per cent in Jul..

Ready to pay big political pricefor reforms: PM

  NEW DELHI, TEARING into the UPA regime, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he was ready to pay a “big political price” for bringing about systemic changes in the country and asserted no one would be able to stop his gover..

5 militants killed in two encounters in Kashmir

  SRINAGAR, Militants opened fire on security forces, who retaliated, triggering a fierce gun battle in Kashmir’s Futlipora A para commando was injured in another encounter in Sagipora village of Sopore area in Baramulla district ..

N Korea launches missile capable of striking anywhere in the US

  SEOUL,   The missile was in the flight for 50 minutes, reaching 4,500 km above the earth before coming down NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-Un said on Wednesday his country had achieved full nuclear statehood after what he said was the succ..

Gallows for 3 Kopardi rape-murder convicts

    AHMEDNAGAR, The victim, a Class IX student, was found murdered after being raped on July 13, 2016 at Kopardi village in Ahmednagar district The accused had also inflicted injuries all over her body and broke her limbs before throttling..

Enough space for India, China both in world

By Kartik Lokhande, NAGPUR, NDA Government has put the theory of foreign policy into action, says Gen (Retd) V K Singh, Union Minister of State for External Affairs India would like to assist Bangladesh and Myanmar both to sort out issues relating to ..

Reduce gender gap to boost GDP: Ivanka

  HYDERABAD, Lauds PM for lifting more than 130 million citizens out of poverty IVANKA Trump, US President Donald Trump’s daughter, on Tuesday said reducing gender gap in the labour force by half can help boost Indian economy by over USD 1..

Invest in India: PM to global entrepreneurs

  By Rajesh Rai and G Diwakar, HYDERABAD, Lists various business friendly measures taken by the Government PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited global entrepreneurs to invest in India, saying that the Government has undertaken a host..

Saeed seeks removal of his name from UN terror list

  By M Zulqernain, LAHORE, MUMBAI attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed has filed a petition in the UN seeking removal of his name from the list of designated terrorists on the ground that none of the allegations against him – either related to te..

Depositors of Rs 25 lakh in cash post-note ban get I-T notices

  NEW DELHI, THE Income Tax Department has slapped notices on 1.16 lakh individuals and firms who made cash deposits of more than Rs 25 lakh in bank accounts post note ban but failed to file returns by the due date, CBDT Chairman Sushil Chandra s..

‘Z+’ NSG cover withdrawn, Lalu alleges ‘conspiracy’

  PATNA/NEW DELHI, The former Bihar Chief Minister will now be given ‘Z’ category security and be guarded by an armed commando squad of the Central Reserve Police Force The Centre has withdrawn Lalu Prasad Yadav’s ‘Z+&rsq..

Ready to sell tea but will never sell country: Modi

  JASDAN/BHUJ (Guj), PM tears into Congress, accuses Rahul of applauding the release of Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan, hugging Chinese ambassador during Doka La standoff PUSHING the Bharatiya Janata Party’s campaign in Gujarat into high gear, Pr..

S Africa’s Nel-Peters is Miss Universe

  LAS VEGAS, India’s Shraddha Shashidhar could not make a mark at the world’s biggest beauty pageant, failing to make it even to the top 16   SOUTH Africa’s Demi-Leigh Nel- Peters was on Monday crowned Miss Universe for 2..

SC sends Hadiya to TN to pursue studies

  NEW DELHI, The woman told SC that she wanted to go with her husband The Kerala High Court had earlier annulled the marriage of Hadiya and Shafin Jahan terming it as an instance of ‘love-jihad’, following which Jahan had approac..

Rs 15 cr bank deposits made after demonetisation declared benami

  By Neelabh Srivastava, NEW DELHI, CASH deposits of Rs 15.93 crore made in a Delhi bank post demonetisation have been held as ‘benami’ property by a special court even as the depositor and the beneficial owner of the stash are &ldqu..

Re-arrest Hafiz Saeed immediately: US to Pak

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, “If Pakistan does not take action to lawfully detain Saeed and charge him for his crimes, its inaction will have repercussions for bilateral relations and for Pakistan’s global reputation,” White H..

Constitution empowers people: Kovind

  NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said that the Constitution was not an “abstract idea” and it has to be made meaningful for ordinary people by connecting it with their daily life and needs. “The Constitution empo..

Tributes paid to victims of 26/11 Mumbai attacks

  MUMBAI, RICH tributes were on Sunday paid to those who laid down their lives fighting terrorists during the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. Today is the ninth anniversary of the carnage, carried out by 10 terrorists from Pakistan over three days, that..

Mah Govt asks doctors to prescribe generic drugs

  MUMBAI, According to the decision by state medical council, doctors should prescribe drugs with generic names ‘written legibly and preferably in capital letters DOCTORS in Maharashtra will now have to mention generic names of medicines a..

Clashes erupt in Pak cities as protesters clash with cops

  By Sajjad Hussain, ISLAMABAD, Changes in a law related to the oath in the Elections Act 2017 trigger clashes even though the government has amended the law and restored the original oath Hardline clerics refuse to end protest until the Law Min..

President for more women, SC/STs in higher judiciary

  NEW DELHI, Makes it clear that there should not be any compromise on quality of the judges PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday expressed concern over the “unacceptably low” representation of women, OBCs, SC/STs in the higher judi..

Delegations meet Sharma on 2nd day

  JAMMU, DEMANDS ranging from rights of PoK refugees to special financial packages for border residents facing frequent Pakistani shelling were highlighted as the Centre’s Special Representative on Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, met delegations..

RSS chief pitches for construction of only Ram temple in Ayodhya

By G Manjusainath UDUPI (K’taka), Nov 24, (PTI), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday made a strong pitch for building the Ram Temple on the disputed site at Ayodhya, saying only the mandir would come up there and ..

SC agrees to examine validity of Parsi Marriage/Divorce Act

NEW DELHI, Nov 24, (PTI), THE Supreme Court on Friday agreed to examine a plea questioning the validity of provisions of the pre-independence era Parsi Marriage and Divorce Act and said it wanted to know the Centre’s stand on the issue. A ben..

3 killed as Patna-Vasco Express derails in UP

NEW DELHI /ALLAHABAD/ BHUBANESWAR, Nov 24, (IANS), AT LEAST three passengers were killed and seven others injured after 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna Express jumped the track on Friday near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh. In another incident, 14..

US asks Pakistan to re-arrest Saeed

By Lalit K Jha WASHINGTON/LAHORE, Nov 24, (PTI), A deeply concerned US on Friday asked the Pakistan Government to re-arrest and charge Hafiz Saeed for his crimes as the 26/11 mastermind immediately launched his anti-India rhetoric after his releas..

235 killed in Egypt terror attack

By Youssra El-Sharkawy CAIRO, Nov 24, (PTI) AT LEAST 235 worshippers were killed and 109 others injured when heavily-armed militants bombed a mosque and opened fire on people attending Friday prayers in Egypt’s restive North Sinai region, in..

Parlt session from Dec 15

Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, Nov 24, THE Winter Session of Parliament will commence from December 15, a day after the second phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, and conclude on January 5.The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs (CCPA) headed ..

Gadkari calls on Purohit, assures Rs 1 lakh crore for projects in TN

  CHENNAI, UNION Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday called on Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit and told him that the Centre would shortly sanction Rs one lakh crore to the State Government for highways and ports projects. During his brief ..

Stringent bail condition in PMLA unconstitutional: SC

  NEW DELHI, The verdict will have wide ramification as all cases in which bail has been denied under Section 45, will now go back to the respective courts IN a significant order, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down a stringent condition f..

President gives assent to bankruptcy code ordinance

  NEW DELHI, The ordinance bars wilful and habitual defaulters from bidding for stressed assets AN ordinance that bars wilful and habitual defaulters from bidding for stressed assets was promulgated on Thursday with tough provisions to prevent a..

Guarantee safety of Jadhav’s wife, mother: India to Pak

  NEW DELHI, India has asked Pakistan not to subject the two women to any questioning, harassment or interrogation during their stay in Pakistan INDIA has sought “sovereign guarantee” from Pakistan to ensure safety and security of th..

BrahMos fired from Sukhoi

        NEW DELHI, IAF becomes the first air force in the world to have fired successfully an air-launched 2.5 tonne missile, which flies almost three times the speed of sound IN a major milestone, India on Wednesday test-fir..

Saeed to walk free from house arrest

  By M Zulqernain, LAHORE, Judicial panel orders release of JuD chief as Finance Ministry official fails to convince board with “some important evidence” which he submitted against Saeed to justify his detention JAMAAT-UD-DAWAH..

Hardik to support Cong in Guj polls

  AHMEDABAD, PATIDAR quota stir leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday declared his support to the Congress for the Gujarat Assembly elections, saying that the Opposition party has accepted the demand of giving reservation to his community in a “..

Govt may enact law to end triple talaq

  NEW DELHI, Ministerial panel set up to propose suitable legislation which may make triple talaq an offence THE Government is considering bringing a legislation in the  winter session of Parliament to put an end to instantaneous triple ta..

Bhandari reelected to International Court

    By Lalit K Jha, UNITED NATIONS, Bhandari’s victory has sent a strong message to the leading powers about the winds of change in the world and underscored the point that India is now a force to reckon with INDIA’S Dalveer B..

2 jawans, 3 ultras killed in J&K

  Srinagar, Two Army soldiers and three Pakistani militants were killed on Tuesday in two separate gunfights in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Police said the militants belonging to the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) were killed in a battle w..

China objects to President’s visit to Arunachal Pradesh

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, India has dismissed Beijing’s objections, maintaining that Arunachal Pradesh is an integral part of the country and Indian leaders are as much free to visit the state as they are to any other part of the country ..

Rahul set to take over reins of Cong on Dec 5

  NEW DELHI, The election process will begin on Dec 1, last date for nominations is 4th and scrutiny is on 5th. A contest seems unlikely RAHUL Gandhi on Monday looked set to take over the reins of the party from his mother on December 5, days ah..

SC ‘no’ to delete ‘objectionable scenes’ of ‘Padmavati’ film

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Monday dismissed a petition seeking deletion of certain alleged objectionable scenes from Bollywood movie ‘Padmavati’, calling it “premature”. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra o..

Top leadership of LeT in Valley wiped out: Army

  SRINAGAR, As many as 190 militants -- 80 local and 110 foreign -- were killed in encounters since January, Lt General J S Sandhu said Terrorists killed included Osama Jungvi or Owaid, a nephew of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and probably the son of Za..

President, V-P continue to get less salary than top officials

  By Achinta Borah, NEW DELHI, At present, the President gets Rs 1.50 lakh per month, the V-P Rs 1.25 lakh and a Governor of a state Rs 1.10 lakh, whereas, Cabinet Secretary gets Rs 2.5 lakh per month THE President and the Vice-President contin..

‘Padmavati’ makers postpone film’s release amid row

  MUMBAI, THE proposed release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s “Padmavati” has been deferred, the makers of the film said.In a statement to PTI, a spokesperson of Viacom18 Motion Pictures said it had taken the decision “vo..

6 ultras killed, IAF commando martyred in J&K encounter

  SRINAGAR, Nephew of Mumbai attacks mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi was among six militants killed in an encounter SIX Pakistani militants of the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT), including the nephew of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, we..

Manushi Chhillar wins the coveted Miss World crown

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, INDIA’S Manushi Chhillar on Saturday won the coveted Miss World 2017 crown at a grand event in China, bringing to an end the country’s dry spell of 17 years at the top pageant contest. The 20-year-old from ..

All three accused in Kopardi rape, murder case convicted

  AHMEDNAGAR (Mah), A SESSIONS court here on Saturday convicted three men for raping and murdering a 15-year-old girl in Kopardi village in 2016, which then sparked a huge outcry across the State, especially from the Maratha community. Additional..

Land for Thackeray memorial to be allotted soon: Fadnavis

MUMBAI, Nov 17, (PTI), MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday said the process of handing over the land for a memorial to Shiv Sena founder the late Balasaheb Thackeray was in the last stages. The land is situated at the mayor&rsquo..

70 names in BJP’s 1st list for Guj polls

Delhi Bureau and Agencies, GANDHINAGAR/NEW DELHI, Nov 17, THE Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday announced its first list of 70 candidates for the first phase of the Gujarat Assembly elections, giving tickets to five of the 14 defecting Congress..

Footballer quits militancy after mother’s appeal

SRINAGAR, Nov 17, (Agencies), PLEAS of a wailing mother and passionate appeal from his father finally compelled college student Arshid Majid Khan, an obsessed footballer, to surrender before security agencies on Friday, barely days after he joined ..

Moody’s ups India’s rating

NEW DELHI, Nov 17, (PTI), IN A boost to the Modi government, Moody’s Investors Service on Friday raised India’s sovereign rating for the first time in over 13 years, saying that growth prospects have improved with continued economic and i..

Big win for Nitish Kumar as EC recognises his group as JD(U)

  NEW DELHI, Nov 17, (PTI), IN A big win for Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, the Election Commission on Friday recognised the group led by him as the Janata Dal (United), rejecting the claim of the Sharad Yadav faction over the party’s name and ..

Modi still popular among masses: Pew survey

  NEW DELHI, Over 70 per cent Indians have a very favourable view of the Prime Minister Modi’s popularity is unchanged in the North, has risen in the West and the South and is down slightly in the East His rating is 31% points higher than..

Body to ensure consumers get GST rate cut benefits

  NEW DELHI, If any consumer feels that the benefit of GST tax rate cut is not being passed on, then he can complain to the authority There are only 50 items which attract 28 pc GST THE Union Cabinet on Thursday approved setting up of a National..

Ban on plastic in Mah from Gudhi Padwa day

  Our Correspondent, MUMBAI, Use of plastic water bottles, bags, thermocol plates would be totally banned MAHARASHTRA Government has decided to impose ban on plastic from the Gudhi Padwa (Hindu New Year) day and the beginning will be made from ..

Security forces told to step up anti-militancy ops in J&K

  NEW DELHI, The operations against the militants will continue even though the Government has appointed a special representative to initiate talks with all stakeholders in an effort to bring a lasting peace in J&K ANTI-MILITANCY operations ..

Mugabe under house arrest; Army takes control of Parliament

  HARARE, No coup, we are only targeting criminals around Mugabe who are committing crimes that are causing social and economic suffering in the country, says Military PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe, who has ruled Zimbabwe for nearly four decades, was ..

Sri Sri meets Yogi over Ayodhya issue

  LUCKNOW, “I want unity...I want amity. This is just a beginning. We will talk to all,” said Sri Sri Ravi Shankar also meets Suresh Das of Digambar Akhada, Janmejay Sharan of Rasikpeeth and Rajaram Chandra Acharya of Nirmohi Akhada ..

Battle tanks must be capable of working on all fronts: Army Chief

  NEW DELHI, BATTLEFIELDS of the future will be “complex” and warfare “hybrid” in nature, Army Chief Bipin Rawat said on Wednesday while stressing the need for enhancing required capabilities to tackle such scenarios.With ..

Centre’s nod to 107 pending irrigation projects in Mah

  Our Correspondents, MUMBAI/DELHI, State to get Rs 10,000 crore in two years THE Central Government has given its nod to complete 107 irrigation project in Maharashtra, Chief Minster Devendra Fadnavis said in Delhi on Tuesday. The projects mai..