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Rahul to take final call on MP CM

  Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, CONGRESS MLAs squad meeting was held in Bhopal in presence of senior party leaders on Wednesday in which they unanimously passed a resolution, leaving the final decision on Rahul Gandhi to name the Chief Minister of Mad..

Chouhan resigns, accepts responsibility for BJP’s defeat

  Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan accepted the defeat of BJP in Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections and said that it was he who was solely responsible for the defeat. Moreover, Chouhan said that now his role (in State ..

Congress yet to decide on CM in Rajasthan

  JAIPUR, Stakes claim to form Govt AFTER discussions that lasted hours, the Congress on Wednesday failed to bring about a consensus in its ranks in Rajasthan on who should be the Chief Minister even as it staked its claim to form the Government..

Congress heading for landslide win in C’garh

  RAIPUR, THE Opposition Congress was headed for a massive victory in Chhattisgarh Assembly polls, bagging 59 seats and leading in 9 constituencies of the 90-member House by late Tuesday night. After it became clear that the Congress was heading ..

Congress wins Rajasthan; decision on next CM today

  JAIPUR, THE Congress on Tuesday wrests Rajasthan from the BJP after its candidates were declared elected on 99 seats out of the 199 that went to the polls. As the Congress neared the majority mark of 100, Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje submitte..

TRS conquers Telangana

  HYDERABAD, TRS gets two-thirds majority in Telangana K CHANDRASEKHAR Rao’s TRS on Tuesday steamrolled a feeble Opposition challenge to win the Assembly elections by a landslide, riding pro-Telangana sentiments and the success of a raft o..

Parties in hectic parleys ahead of results for five States today

  NEW DELHI, HECTIC political parleys marked the eve of counting of votes for five State Assemblies, billed as semi-finals before the 2019 national polls, with the Congress asserting that the mandate from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, ..

UK court orders Mallya’s extradition to India

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, The judge said that Mallya ‘misrepresented’ the state of the company and was not above using “round robin” methods to use the funds acquired for purposes other than specified to the banks The j..

Urjit Patel resigns as RBI Governor citing personal reasons

  MUMBAI, The resignation came ahead of the December 14 meeting of the RBI Board RESERVE Bank Governor Urjit Patel unexpectedly resigned on Monday, four days ahead of a crucial meeting of the board of the central bank that could have discussed i..

3 LeT militants killed in encounter near Srinagar

  SRINAGAR, A soldier and three civilians were also injured during the encounter THREE Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, including one of the youngest ultras in Kashmir, were killed in an 18-hour gunfight with security forces on the outskirts of ..

Won’t hesitate to launch another surgical strike if need arises, says Lt General Anbu

  DEHRADUN,   VICE Chief of Army Staff Lt Gen Devraj Anbu has said the security forces would not hesitate to launch another surgical strike against terrorists if the need to do so arises.“The surgical strike on militant launchpads acr..

Fulfill demand of Ram Temple in Ayodhya: Bhaiyyaji Joshi to Govt

  NEW DELHI, “We are not begging but expressing sentiments. Enacting a law is the only option for Ram Temple. The movement will continue till the promise is fulfilled,” senior RSS leader Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi said Thou..

Deadline for filing GST returns extended till March 31

  NEW DELHI, THE Finance Ministry has extended the last date for filing annual GST return forms by three months until March 31, 2019. The annual returns form in which businesses registered under the GST have to provide consolidated details of sal..

More than 225 terrorists killed in J&K so far this year: Army

  KAPURTHALA (Punjab),   Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh said that locals are sharing information about terrorists’ movements with the Army, which is a positive sign MORE than 225 terrorists have been killed in Jammu and ..

13 killed as bus falls into J&K gorge

  JAMMU, THIRTEEN people, including four women and a minor, were killed and 17 others injured on Saturday when a 42-seater passenger bus skidded off a road and rolled down into a deep gorge in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.The..

Rajasthan, T’gana all set to vote today

  JAIPUR/HYDERABAD, RAJASTHAN and Telangana will go to the polls on Friday in a high-stakes battle, the results of which along with those in three other States can be a pointer to which way the wind is blowing ahead of next year’s general e..

Terrorist Zakir Musa hiding in Punjab, high alert sounded

  CHANDIGARH, SECURITY agencies have been put on high alert in Bathinda and Ferozepur districts of Punjab on Thursday following Intelligence reports that Kashmiri terrorist Zakir Musa could be hiding in the area. The Intelligence reports have sug..

What ‘grave exigency’ prompted Verma’s overnight removal?: SC'

  NEW DELHI, SC reserves verdict on Alok Verma’s plea challenging Govt decision to divest him of all powers Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, representing the CVC, said that extraordinary situations needed extraordinary remedies OBSERV..

Indian scientist explores farming in arsenic contaminated soil

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON,   To stop the cancer-causing arsenic entry into the food chain, it is essential to develop safe crops, through restricting the translocation of arsenic to edible part, says Dr Mohan TC, from Dr Alex Jones Laborat..

Michel sent to five-day CBI custody in VVIP chopper case

  NEW DELHI, Michel was required for custodial interrogation to unearth the ‘deep rooted conspiracy’ and the money trail connected with the alleged scam in the deal, says CBI CHRISTIAN Michel James, the alleged middleman chargesheete..

India’s heaviest satellite GSAT-11 put into orbit

  CHENNAI, INDIA’S heaviest and next generation communication satellite with high throughput GSAT-11 was put into orbit by Ariane-5 rocket of Arianespace from French Guiana on Wednesday, the Indian space agency and Arianespace said.Weighing..

India a stabilising force in Indo-Pacific: Mattis

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON,   India, US vow to accelerate defence, security ties as Nirmala Sitharaman meets Mattis Nirmala laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, a gesture for which she was praised by Mattis INDIA and the U..

AgustaWestland middleman Michel extradited to India

  NEW DELHI, The CBI took him under its custody as soon as he arrived in Delhi around 11 pm in a special aircraft. Michel was accompanied by some CBI, RAW and Ministry of External Affairs officials CHRISTIAN Michel James, a British national..

No Gulf country will export oil if US blocks Iranian oil sales: Rouhani

  TEHRAN, ACCUSING the US of trying to push India away from Iran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Washington cannot stop Tehran from exporting oil and warned that no crude will be exported from the Persian Gulf if Iranian oi..

Lankan court bars Rajapaksa from acting as Premier

  COLOMBO, A SRI Lankan court on Monday barred Mahinda Rajapaksa from acting as Prime Minister, in a major setback to President Maithripala Sirisena who had installed his former rival in place of Ranil Wickremesinghe in a controversial decision t..

Navy looking at inducting 56 warships, 6 submarines: Chief

  NEW DELHI, Country’s first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant has entered its final phase of construction, says Admiral Sunil Lanba THE Government has approved induction of 56 new ships and six submarines to augment Indian Navy’s ..

HySIS sends 1st image showing parts of Gujarat

  BENGALURU, The image can be used in wide-ranging areas including agriculture, soil survey and environment monitoring It is acquired by the National Remote Sensing Centre THE country’s latest earth observation satellite HySIS, launched b..

Xi, Trump agree not to impose tariffs from Jan 1

  BUENOS AIRES, FOLLOWING a “highly successful meeting” here between US and Chinese Presidents Donald Trump and Xi Jinping, the leaders of the two largest economies have agreed not to impose new tariffs from January 1, 2019, and pledg..

Govt to pay for books, uniform of disabled children in schools: HRD

  NEW DELHI, THE HRD Ministry has given directions to all the schools in the country that expenditure incurred on books, uniforms and transport of children with disabilities would be reimbursed, Minister of State for HRD Satyapal Singh said. Spea..

Swiss to share black money info of 2 cos with India

  NEW DELHI/BERNE, The Swiss Government has agreed to provide ‘administrative assistance’ to India on requests made about Geodesic Ltd and Aadhi Enterprises Private Ltd. Similar requests have also been accepted for three individuals a..

Bilaspur Police enters Guinness Book

  The Hitavada State Bureau, RAIPUR/BILASPUR, BILASPUR Police entered into the Guinness Book of World Records for its unique initiative ‘Rakhi with Khaki’ organised on the festival of ‘Rakshabandhan’. A special credit for..

SC is corruption-free: Justice Kurian

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), “THERE is no corruption in the Supreme Court. It has never ever occurred to me. I have never heard about it,” former Supreme Court Judge Justice Kurian Joseph said on Friday. He favoured setting up of an administ..

‘Indian farmer ‘remarkably adaptable’ to innovation’

  CHANDIGARH, (PTI), PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind praised farmers on Saturday, saying they have proven to be “remarkably adaptable” to innovation and bold in taking risk, which has helped India become an exporter of key agricultural and..

India’s 9-point agenda on fugitive economic offenders at G20 summit

  BUENOS AIRES, (PTI), INDIA on Friday presented a nine-point agenda to G-20 countries, calling for “strong and active cooperation” among them to comprehensively deal with fugitive economic offenders. Prime Minister Narendra Modi pr..

Former US President  George H W Bush no more

  HOUSTON, (PTI), GEORGE H W Bush, the 41st President of the US who led America during the dramatic collapse of the Soviet Union and engineered the defeat of an audacious Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, died here on Friday. He was 94. His death, whic..

Now, ‘Dhangars’, Muslims in Mah on warpath for quotas

  MUMBAI, A DAY after the Maharashtra Government passed a bill providing for education and Government job reservations to the Marathas, hundreds of members of the ‘Dhangar’ (shepherd) community took to streets demanding similar quotas..

Subsidised LPG price reduced by Rs 6.5

  NEW DELHI, Non-subsidised or market priced LPG rates have been cut by a steep Rs 133 per cylinder DOMESTIC cooking gas (LPG) price on Friday was cut by Rs 6.52 per cylinder on account of tax impact on the reduced market rate for the fuel. A 14..

Saudi can help India to meet its energy demands: Prince to Modi

  BUENOS AIRES, Modi and Prince Salman discuss bilateral cooperation in political, security, economic, investment, agricultural, energy, cultural, and technological fields SAUDI Arabia has offered India to supply oil and petroleum products ..

Mah passes bill proposing 16 pc quota for Marathas

  MUMBAI, With the passage of the bill, Marathas not in the ‘Creamy Layer’ would be eligible for 68 per cent reservation CM Devendra Fadnavis thanked the Opposition for helping pass bill unanimously The bill was not listed in the da..

Thousands of farmers from across India converge for Delhi Kisan March

  NEW DELHI, HOPING to make themselves heard in the power centre of the nation, thousands of farmers, who had converged here from across the country, on Thursday began a two-day protest, backed by the Left, to press their demands including debt r..

ISRO launches earth monitoring satellite

  By S Vijay Karthik, SRIHARIKOTA (AP), INDIA on Thursday launched its latest earth observation satellite HysIS successfully, the data from which can be used in wide-ranging areas including agriculture, from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here o..

Peaceful 74.61 pc polling in MP

  Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, POLLING for 230 Assembly seats of Madhya Pradesh was held amidst tight security on Wednesday. By and large, polling remained peaceful. Polling commenced at 8 am and continued even after 5 pm at many polling stations. Vo..

No talks, not to attend SAARC summit in Pak unless it stops terror: Sushma

  HYDERABAD, Expressing happiness over the Kartarpur corridor, Swaraj said, “It does not mean that the bilateral dialogue will start only on this. Terror and talks cannot go together.”   THERE will be no dialogue with Pakistan ..

Countdown for launch of PSLV-C43 begins

  BENGALURU, THE 28-hour countdown for the launch of earth observation satellite HysISalong with 30 satellites from eight countries on board ISRO’s trusted workhorse PSLV-C43 began at 5.58 am on Wednesday. The launch is scheduled at 9.58 am..

Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram go to polls today

  BHOPAL/AIZAWL, Madhya Pradesh Candidates: 2,907Voters: Over five crore Men: 2,63,01,300 Women: 2,41,30,390 Third gender: 1,389 Mizoram Candidates: 209 Voters: Around 7.7 lakh MADHYA Pradesh will vote on Wednesday to either give the Bharatiy..

Note ban was a good decision: RBI Governor to Parlt panel

  NEW DELHI, Patel to give in writing his views to parliamentary committee on some of the controversial issues RESERVE Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Tuesday told a parliamentary panel that the demonetisation was a good decision eve..

NASA’s InSight lands on Mars

  WASHINGTON, NASA’s robotic InSight lander -- designed to dig deep into the rocky surface of Mars to reveal its secrets -- has successfully touched down on the Red Planet after a supersonic plunge through its rose-hued atmosphere, the US s..

Govt to infuse Rs 42,000 cr in PSU banks

  NEW DELHI, The Government earlier this year pumped Rs 11,336 crore in five PSBs - PNB, Allahabad Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Andhra Bank and Corporation Bank -- to improve their financial health. THE Government will infuse Rs 42,000 crore in t..

Nine Naxalites gunned down, 2 troopers martyred in C’garh

  Our Correspondent, SUKMA, IN A pitched gun battle, at least, nine Naxalites were killed and two District Reserve Guard (DRG) personnel were martyred near Sakler under Kistaram police station limits here on Monday.  The martyrs have been i..

No homework for students of classes I, II: Govt to schools

  NEW DELHI, Govt also prescribes weight-limit of school bags for each class NO homework for students of classes I and II and prescribed weight limit of school bags for each class are part of the fresh directives issued by the HRD Ministry to St..

‘Ram temple construction dates will be declared in 2019 Kumbh’

  By Arunav Sinha, AYODHYA (UP), The lanes and by lanes of Ayodhya have come alive to the loud chants of “Jai Shree Ram” as devotees take part in VHP’s “Dharam Sabha” to discuss the way forward for the construction ..

6 militants killed in J&K encounter

  SRINAGAR,   A soldier and a civilian were also killed Six terrorists were involved in gruesome killing of civilians and security forces A JeM militant codenamed ‘Waseem’ was killed in a separate encounter in Pulwama IN ANOT..

107 Syrians struggle to breathe after ‘toxic gas’ attack

  DAMASCUS, AROUND 100 Syrians have been hospitalised with breathing difficulties in Aleppo, state media and a monitor said on Sunday, after allegations rebels fired “toxic gas” on the regime-held city the previous day.A rebel allianc..

Oil prices fall as glut fear triggers heavy selling

  LONDON, (AFP), OIL prices slumped on Friday to lows not seen since last year as concerns over high crude supplies triggered massive selling, dealers said. The WTI futures contract, the New York commodities markets’ benchmark, and its Eur..

Cong lacks courage to face me: Modi

  Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit back at the Congress for dragging his mother’s name into politics by stating that Congressmen do not have strength to face Modi, hence, they are doing the sin of dragging his moth..

‘Insolvency law helped resolve bad debts worth Rs 3 lakh cr in 2 yrs’

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE insolvency law has helped in directly and indirectly addressing stressed assets worth Rs 3 lakh crore in the last two years, a senior Government official said on Saturday. More than 9,000 cases have come for redressal un..

India, China resolve to end border row soon

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, (PTI), IN a significant step, India and China on Saturday resolved to “intensify” their efforts to achieve a “fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable” solution to the vexed boundary question a..

Mary Kom wins historic sixth World Championships gold

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), INDIA’S MC Mary Kom on Saturday won a historic sixth gold in the Women’s World Championships, the mother-of-three doing, without breaking a sweat, what no other woman boxer has done or known before. The 35-year-o..

Uddhav asks Govt to declare date for Ram temple construction

  AYODHYA (UP), (PTI), ARRIVING here ahead of Sunday’s VHP rally for a Ram temple, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray asked the Narendra Modi Government to bring legislation or an ordinance for construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, say..

Six militants killed in Kashmir gunfight

  SRINAGAR, LeT commander Azad Ahmad, involved in planning journalist Shujaat Bukhari’s murder, was among the six militants killed in the gunfight. It was a swift operation based on Intelligence inputs provided from the ground, says Inspec..

7 killed in attack on Chinese consulate in Pak

  KARACHI, Major attack foiled as security forces gun down attackers before entering the consulate Attack claimed by outlawed Baloch Liberation Army THREE heavily-armed suicide bombers on Friday stormed the Chinese consulate in Pakistan’s..

3 Sikhs among 32 killed in Pak blast

  PESHAWAR, The bomb blast happened in a busy market outside a religious seminary in Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 40 others injured in the attack AT LEAST 32 people, including three Pakistani-Sikhs, were killed and more t..

India’s employability rises to 47 pc: Report

  MUMBAI, PERCENTAGE of employable population in the country grew to a new high of 47 per cent this year, an increase of almost 2-3 percentage points since last year, with engineers being the most employable class, a report said on Thursday. The ..

Acted in J&K’s interest, not at behest of Centre: Malik on dissolution of Assembly

  JAMMU, “For the past 15 to 20 days, I have been getting reports of large-scale horse trading. Mehbooba (Mufti) Ji told me a week before that her MLAs were being threatened through the NIA. Another side said MLAs were being lured with..

Tribal farmers end stir after Mah Govt accepts demands

  MUMBAI, Fadnavis assured tribal farmers of transferring land rights within the next three months TRIBAL farmers called off their protest on Thursday after the Maharashtra Government agreed to fulfil their various demands, including transfer of..

Rs 29,088 crore indirect tax evaded this year

  NEW DELHI, DGGI has detected evasion of GST worth Rs 4,562 crore in 571 cases Total number of cases where Service Tax was evaded stood at 1,145 involving Rs 22,973 cr THE investigation arm of the Finance Ministry has detected tax evasion wort..

American tourist killed by isolated tribe in Andamans

  NEW DELHI, Government had excluded Sentinel island, one of the Andaman Islands, from the Restricted Area Permit earlier this year His body had been spotted by fishermen, but it has not been retrieved yet AN AMERICAN national has been allegedl..

J&K Assembly dissolved; Mehbooba, Lone stake claim to form Govt

  JAMMU/SRINAGAR, THE Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was abruptly dissolved by the Governor on Wednesday night hours after the PDP staked claim to form a Government with the backing of rival National Conference and the Congress followed by another bi..

6 killed in CAD Pulgaon blast

  District Correspondent & Agencies WARDHA, Blast took place when labourers were disposing of unserviceable ammunition at explosive demolition ground near CAD at Pulgaon town11 persons sustain serious injuries SIX persons were killed while 1..

71.93 pc voting in 2nd phase of C’garh polls

  The Hitavada Poll Desk, Raipur, CHHATTISGARH recorded 71.93 per cent voter turnout in the second and final phase of the Assembly elections, State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Subrat Kumar Sahoo said on Tuesday evening. He added that the final..

Govt to seek legal opinion before tabling report on Maratha quota

  MUMBAI, THE Maharashtra Government on Tuesday said that a decision on tabling the State Backward Class Commission’s report on the Maratha quota in the State Assembly will be taken after seeking a legal opinion on it.The Government also sa..

Second phase polling in C’garh today

  Staff Reporter, RAIPUR, ALTOGETHER 1,54,00,596 voters, including 77,53,337 male, 76,46,382 female and 877 third gender, will exercise their franchise in 72 Assembly constituencies on Tuesday, November 20 to give a decisive verdict for the next..

RBI, Govt signal truce; send contentious issue of surplus to expert committee

    (From left) RBI board member Revathy Iyer, RBI board Director Bharat Doshi, RBI board member Manish Sabharwal and Tata Sons Chairman, N Chandrasekaran, leave after a board meeting at the RBI Headquarters in Mumbai on Monday MUMBAI, SI..

Govt to develop prototype of 1 Kg in next three years at a cost of Rs 60 cr

  NEW DELHI, The definition has been changed after 130 years 60 countries voted to redefine the International System of Units (SI) WITH the new definition of kilogramme coming into effect from May 20 next year globally, the Government said on Mo..

3 killed in Amritsar grenade attack

  AMRITSAR,   Twenty people were injured in the grenade attack during a religious ceremony at Nirankari Bhawan Two persons who had come on a bike and had their faces covered lobbed the grenade “ The attack appears to be a terrorist ..

Havaldar killed, 2 hurt in militant attack on CRPF camp in J&K

  SRINAGAR, A CRPF head constable was killed and two Army jawans injured when Jaish-e-Mohammed militants attacked a newly-set up camp in Pulwama district of South Kashmir on Sunday evening, police said. The incident took place at around 7.30 pm w..

Marathas to get quota: CM after Cabinet meet

  MUMBAI,   The reservation will be granted to the community under a new category called ‘Socially and Educationally Backward Class’ (SEBC) as per the recommendation of the commission, Chief Minister said THE Maharashtra Govern..

Cyclone Gaja death toll rises to 36 in TN

  CHENNAI, Thousands of cattles and goats, besides deers and other animals perish in the cyclone fury THE toll in the devastation caused by severe cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’, mounted to 36 on Saturday, even as relief works were on in affe..

Demonetisation was highly ethical move: Arun Jaitley

  Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, Modi Govt has taken a series of measures to boost revenue base of both Centre and States, says Jaitley UNION Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that, demonetisation decision of Modi Government was highly ethical move a..

Heavy rush at Sabarimala despite hartal in Kerala

  By R Rohit, SABARIMALA, TDB to move SC on Monday seeking more time to implement order allowing entry to women of all age groups AMID tight security, thousands of pilgrims offered prayers at the Lord Ayyappa shrine early on Saturday, the first..

‘Technology doesn’t permit press censorship’

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), WITH multiple media platforms now available, nobody can seriously complain of their free speech being in danger, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Friday, asserting that if the Emergency was ever to be reimposed it would..

‘India secured Rs 1,500 crore bank  guarantee on offsets in Rafale deal’

  NEW DELHI, (IANS), INDIA has secured a bank guarantee for about Rs 1,500 crore from Dassault in the Rafale jet deal as a safeguard against any violations of the offset policy prepared in accordance with the Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP),..

Cyclone Gaja kills 13 in TN

  NAGAPATTINAM/CHENNAI, (PTI), CYCLONE Gaja ripped through Nagapattinam early Friday uprooting trees and snapping power lines leaving a trail of destruction in coastal districts besides claiming 13 lives and flooding standing crops. The cycloni..

Make non-Gandhi party chief: Modi dares Cong

  AMBIKAPUR, (PTI), RETURNING the Congress’ “a chaiwala could become Prime Minister due to Nehru” barb, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday dared it to make someone “from outside the family” as its chief for him ..

Sabarimala temple opens amid tight security

  SABARIMALA/PAMBA (Kerala), (PTI), THE Sabarimala temple in Kerala opened on Friday for the two-month-long pilgrimage season amid a tense stand-off involving social activist Trupti Desai in Kochi and a move by its administrator to seek time f..

‘Super-Earth’ orbiting Sun’s nearest single star discovered

  LONDON, Barnard’s star is nearly six light-years away from the Sun The ‘super-Earth’ orbits around the star once every 233 days ASTRONOMERS have discovered a frozen ‘super-Earth’ orbiting the closest solitary sta..

Sri Lankan Speaker comes under siege

  COLOMBO, SRI LANKAN lawmakers on Thursday exchanged blows and threw objects at each other, leaving at least one of them bleeding, as MPs loyal to President Maithripala Sirisena surrounded the Speaker in his chair after Prime Minister Mahinda Ra..

Mah panel in favour of quota for Marathas: Government source

    MUMBAI, THE Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission submitted its report on the social and economic conditions of the Marathas on Thursday, with a Government source saying that it has favoured quota for the community.The commission ..

India building 3 labs to assess N-radiation damage

  By Rupesh Dutta, NEW DELHI, SCIENTISTS at INMAS are developing three new specialised laboratories which they say could boost India’s nuclear preparedness and help save thousands of lives in case of an atomic war or a nuclear disaster.&nb..

Govt refuses to make public pricing details of Rafale jets

    NEW DELHI, Any discussion on pricing of the Rafale fighter jets can only take place if the facts on the deal are allowed to come in the public domain, says apex court THE Supreme Court said pricing details of Rafale jets could only be ..

Six injured in IED blast in Chhattisgarh

  The Hitavada State Bureau, BIJAPUR/RAIPUR, 5 security personnel, including four BSF jawans and one civilian were among the injured FIVE security personnel and a civilian were injured in an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) blast triggered by ..

SC refuses to stay earlier verdict in Sabarimala case

  NEW DELHI, SC agrees to hear in open court on Jan 22 a batch of review petitions in the matter THE Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay its verdict allowing entry of women of all age groups into the Sabarimala temple but agreed to hear in ..

Flipkart CEO Binny Bansal resigns over ‘misconduct’

BENGALURU, FLIPKART Group Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Binny Bansal resigned on Tuesday over an alleged ‘serious personal misconduct’, the company said. “Bansal’s decision to quit came after an independent investigation done on..

CNN sues Trump, top White House aides

  WASHINGTON, CNN on Tuesday announced filing a lawsuit against President Donald Trump and several of his aides, seeking the immediate restoration of its correspondent Jim Acosta’s access to the White House. The lawsuit was a response to th..

Modi inaugurates projects worth Rs 2,413 cr in Varanasi

  VARANASI (UP), IN A big development push in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi ahead of the 2019 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a slew of projects here on Monday and took a swipe at previous governments for not tak..

70% vote despite Naxal threat in 1st phase C’garh polls

    The Hitavada Poll Desk and Agencies RAIPUR, The EC said the final figure would be higher as data was still being collated The second phase of polling in 72 seats will be held on Nov 20 and the results will be announced on Dec 11 ..

Union Minister Ananth Kumar dies of lung cancer

BENGALURU, UNION Parliamentary Affairs Minister and senior BJP leader Ananth Kumar died at a private hospital here in the early hours of Monday after battling lung cancer for several months, hospital authorities said.The 59-year-old Bangalore South MP ..

3 Krishna idols stolen from temple in London

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, (PTI), THREE precious Krishna idols dating back to the 1970s were among the items stolen in a burglary at a Swaminarayan temple in North London, according to the temple authorities. Scotland Yard officers were called..

BSF personnel killed in IED blast, Naxal gunned down in encounter in C’garh

  Our Correspondent & Agencies RAIPUR, A BSF personnel was killed when Naxals detonated an IED, while a Maoist was gunned down in an encounter with police in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh on Sunday, a day ahead of the first phase of Ass..

IAF prepared to deal with any challenge to protect India’s national interests: Dhanoa

  By Manash Pratim Bhuyan, NEW DELHI, THE Indian Air Force is ‘very much alive’ to emerging threats that could arise in the Indo-Pacific region, Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said on Sunday, and asserted that his force was  prep..