Documentaries are powerful vehicle of communication: Purohit

  CHENNAI, TAMIL Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit said on Monday that documentaries were a powerful vehicle of communication that were used to reflect the culture, value and beliefs in a society. Inaugurating the Prakriti International Documentar..

A politician who is helping the homeless

  By Sanu George, THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, Niyaz Chithara is dividing his ancestral property of about one acre and 10 cents into 20 beneficiaries, with each getting four cents. The market price of the land is about Rs 8 crore AT A time when politici..

Govt releases 6 crore LPG connections under PMUY

    NEW DELHI, THE Government on Wednesday gave out the 6 crore free cooking gas (LPG) connection as the scheme to make available cleaner fuel in every household kitchens runs ahead of schedule. Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu handed over p..

Around 15,000 deaths in road accidents due to potholes ‘unacceptable’, says SC

  NEW DELHI,   14,926 persons had died in road accidents due to potholes from 2013 to 2017 across the country. “It is almost 15,000 deaths in five years, probably more that those killed on border or by terrorists,” the bench not..

Terror attack similar to 26/11 with footprints in Pak will lead to war: Experts

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Some 166 people, including Americans, were killed in the attack carried out by 10 Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists in 2008 ANOTHER major terrorist attack in India of the magnitude similar to the 26/11 strike origin..

20 yrs after liver transplant, man training to become doctor

  NEW DELHI, NOW 21, Sanjay Kandasamy did not have an ordinary childhood. At just 20 months of age, he had a part of his father’s liver transplanted into him in November 1998. In doing so, Sanjay and his doctors created history in the anna..

Keeping LS polls in mind Naidu meets Mayawati

    NEW DELHI, In the meeting Mayawati accused the Congress of trying to finish her party and not making efforts to take on the BJP   TELUGU Desam Party (TDP) leader and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday m..

President dismisses plea to disqualify 27 AAP MLAs

  NEW DELHI, IN A relief to Aam Admi Party (AAP), President Ram Nath Kovind has rejected a petition to disqualify 27 of its Delhi MLAs for allegedly holding office of profit by being appointed as chairpersons of Rogi Kalyan Samitis attached to va..

Fake bank apps may have stolen data of thousands of customers

  NEW DELHI, These fake android apps have logo of respective banks which makes it difficult for customers to differentiate between the fake and original apps   FAKE apps of SBI, ICICI, Axis Bank, Citi and other leading banks are available ..

Akbar’s defamation suit to be heard on October 18

  NEW DELHI, UNION Minister M J Akbar’s defamation case against journalist Priya Ramani, who had accused him of sexual harassment, will be heard on Thursday, October 18.  “The defamation case will be heard by a magisterial court ..

Cyclone Titli claims eight lives in Andhra, no casualty in Odisha

  AMARAVATI(AP)/BHUBANESWAR, A VERY severe cyclonic storm packing winds of up to 150 kmph and widespread rains hit eastern India on Thursday killing eight people in Andhra Pradesh and damaging homes, uprooting trees and power lines in the State a..

BJP unites, Cong divides society: PM

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday accused the Congress of dividing the society for the benefit of one family and asserted that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) believed in spreading happiness and uniting people.His remarks ca..

Over 4.42 lakh voters to cast votes in Jammu local polls

  JAMMU, 46 polling stations declared hypersensitive during the elections scheduled to begin from October 8   OVER 4.42 lakh voters will be exercising their franchise across Jammu district in first phase of Urban Local Bodies elections sch..

Mukesh Ambani remains richest Indian for 11th yr

  NEW DELHI, RELIANCE Industries’ Chairman Mukesh Ambani has emerged as the richest Indian for the 11th consecutive year with a net worth of USD 47.3 billion, according to ‘Forbes magazine’. As per the ‘Forbes India Rich L..

Mata Vaishnodevi declared ‘cleanest religious place’

  JAMMU, THE cave shrine of Mata Vaishnodevi in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district has been declared the ‘cleanest religious place’ in the country, officials said on Thursday.Over 81.78 pilgrims visited the shrine in Trikuta hil..

Now, file FIR online

    NEW DELHI, Centre looks at launching “citizen-centric portals” for all States, which will allow the citizens to seek antecedent verification of prospective employees like domestic helps, drivers, tenants or for any other pur..

‘Swachh Bharat’ is a revolution playing out in real time: Kovind

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said the Swachh Bharat Mission is not just about physical cleaning, it is about spiritual, social cleansing and reawakening which represent the spirit of our independe..

People have no doubts about Modi on Rafale deal: Pawar

  MUMBAI, Pawar also said the Opposition’s demand to share technical details relating to the fighter jet “made no sense” AT A time the Opposition led by the Congress is mounting attacks on the Government over the Rafale issue, ..

Massive anti-Maoist ops on AP-Odisha border

  VISAKHAPATNAM, AP Police Greyhounds and CRPF troopers launch operation after 50-60 Maoists gunned down TDP MLA K Sarveswara Rao and his party colleague and former MLA Siveri Soma A DAY after Maoists gunned down a sitting MLA and a former ..

Modi praises skill, dedication of Asha workers

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday interacted with a group of Asha workers, who recounted how they were instrumental in saving lives of poor mothers and children through timely intervention. The group of about 90 Asha represent..

UP Govt orders officials to cut expenses

  LUCKNOW, ROLLING out strict austerity measures, the Uttar Pradesh Government has asked its officials to curtail expenses on foreign visits, fly economy class and avoid holding lunch or dinner meetings at five-star hotels. An 18-point order to t..

‘Expedite plan to curb drug menace’

  NEW DELHI, The apex court had on July 22 asked the All India Institute of Medical Sciences to formulate a national action plan to curb the growing menace of drug abuse in the society, including by school-going children THE Supreme Court on Mon..

A month after Kerala flood, 4,778 still living in 120 relief camps

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, A MONTH after Kerala was devastated by unprecedented rains and floods, 4,778 people are still in 120 relief camps, authorities said on Tuesday.According to the Disaster Management State Control Room, the rains and floods hav..

One killed, over 250 injured in Gotmar Mela

  Staff Reporter, Bhopal, The Gotmar Mela organised every in Pandhurna town of Chhindwara district has left at least one youth dead and more than 250 people injured on Monday. Two seriously injured persons have been rushed to Nagpur for treatmen..

All colleges in TN to have anti-ragging committees

  CHENNAI, TAMIL Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday chaired the ninth State-level monitoring committee meet to eradicate ragging in educational institutions and advised further strengthening of the mechanism. Minister for Higher Educati..

Centre, 6 States sign MoU for Lakhwar dam project

  NEW DELHI, The project will enable water flow in Yamuna river in dry season THE Central Government on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Chief Ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Delhi and Himachal P..

Man seeks passive euthanasia for 9-yr-old son

  CHENNAI, R Thirumeni’s plea is the first-of-its-kind in the country after the Supreme Court in March this year held that the fundamental right to life guaranteed under Article 21 of the Constitution includes the right to live with dignity..

Death toll in Kerala mounts to 210, over 7 lakh displaced

  THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, THE deadly monsoon rains that savaged Kerala claimed 13 more lives on Sunday, taking the toll to 210 in the last ten days as Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said most of the marooned had been rescued and the focus would now ..

TN CM assures aid for crop loss due to floods

  BHAVANI (TN), TAMIL Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Sunday assured compensation for crop loss due to the floods caused by heavy discharge of water from the State’s dams and permanent houses for the affected people. The dams, includi..

No ATM will be reloaded with cash after 9 pm from Feb next year

  By Achinta Borah, NEW DELHI, No cash loading of the ATMs or cash transportation activities shall be done after 9 pm in urban areas, after 6 pm in rural areas and before 9 am or after 4 pm in Left Wing Extremism affected areas, says the notific..

UIDAI to start face authentication

  NEW DELHI, UIDAI says, the move is aimed at curbing the possibility of fingerprint spoofing or cloning, and seeks to tighten the audit process and security around issuance and activation of mobile SIMs AADHAAR-issuing body Unique Identificatio..

Himachal rains death toll rises to 19

  SHIMLA, A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy drowned in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra district on Tuesday morning, taking the death toll in rain-related incidents in the State to 19 , an official said. The body of Mohit Pathania, who drowned at Nurpur area, h..

Those opposing developmental projects have terror links: PM

  CHENNAI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has said there are proof of links between terror outfits and those who oppose developmental projects in States. In an interview to Tamil newspaper Daily Thanthi, Modi said in the recent times it has been ob..

UIDAI takes on rumour mongering against Aadhaar

  NEW DELHI, UIDAI stresses contact number 18003001947 cannot steal data THE UIDAI on Sunday said vested interests misused Google’s “inadvertent” act around it old helpline number to create fear and tarnish the image of Aadhaar..

‘Quota won’t guarantee employment’

  AURANGABAD (Mah), STATING that reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Saturday said there is a “school of thought” which wants policy-makers to consider the poorest of poor i..

States to offer GST cash backs for cashless payments

  NEW DELHI,   Once implemented, customers making payments through Rupay card and BHIM UPI, would get a cash back of 20 per cent of the total GST amount THE Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council on Saturday cleared a proposal to offer cash ..

SC/ST Bill to be tabled in Parliament: Rajnath

  New Delhi, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday said, a Bill to amend the SC/ST Atrocities Prevention Act, approved by Cabinet on Wednesday, will be introduced in Parliament in the ongoing session for consideration and passage. The Leader o..

Don’t share Aadhaar numbers publicly: UIDAI

  NEW DELHI, THE Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Wednesday advised Aadhaar card holders to refrain from publicly sharing their Aadhaar numbers on social media and throwing challenges to others. The advisory came in a series o..

SC ‘no’ to coercive action against anyone on basis of NRC

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Tuesday said there will be no coercive action by authorities against over 40 lakh people, whose names do not figure in Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC), observing that it was merely a draft. The ..

Man commits suicide, violence in parts of Mah

Police personnel clash with the Maratha Kranti Morcha protesters during their district bandh called for reservations in jobs and education, in Solapur, Maharashtra AURANGABAD/PUNE, MARATHA QUOTA AGITATION THE agitation by Marathas for quota saw one m..

Climbers fight uphill task to save ecosystem

  By Manish Sain, NEW DELHI, ONE peak, one month, 700 climbers. Touching the Himalayan skies, the Mount Everest has long called out to the brave of heart and will and this climbing season was no different with an average of more than 23 people s..

50 lakh toilets built under Swachh Bharat: Govt

  NEW DELHI, AS many as 50 lakh individual household toilets (IHHT) have been constructed and another 7.62 lakh toilets are under construction under the Swachh Bharat Mission-Urban (SBM-U), Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said on Tu..

Deepika to join Madame Tussauds in London, Delhi

  MUMBAI, DEEPIKA Padukone is the newest addition at Madame Tussauds with her wax figure set for attractions in London and Delhi The team of Madame Tussauds expert artistes met Deepika in London for the sitting for her figures, where they took ov..

Cops to get rape investigation kits

  By Uzmi Athar, NEW DELHI, The Home Ministry has purchased 5,000 rape investigation kits which would be given to police stations across the country for speedy probe in sexual harassment cases, according to a senior Women and Child Development o..

Government committed to quota in faculty positions: Javadekar

  New Delhi, UNION HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar on Thursday said the Modi Government was committed to reservation in the faculty positions of universities and that it does not agree with a court order quashing the 50 per cent reservation.&ldquo..

Akhilesh tight-lipped on alliance with Congress in Madhya Pradesh

  Staff Reporter, Bhopal, FORMER Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh and President of Sawajwadi Party (SP) Akhilesh Yadav said that SP is not averse to alliance but remained tight-lipped over forging ties with Congress in Madhya Pradesh Assembly ele..

12,000 tonnes of debris thrown out by sea along Marine Drive: HC told

  MUMBAI, AROUND 12,000 tonnes of debris and garbage was thrown out by sea along the Marine Drive promenade in south Mumbai during the high tide last week, the Bombay High Court was told on Tuesday.“Around 12,000 tonnes of debris and garbag..

Milk protest intensifies, suppliers block tankers

  Mumbai, Milk tankers were blocked on Monday in several districts of Maharashtra by protesters demanding hike in procurement price, even as Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis disapproved of the agitation and said the Government is open for talks o..

Women turn entrepreneurs to transform lives in Mah villages

  By Sandip Kolhatkar, PUNE, CHINGUTAI Jadhav, in her mid-40s, has taken it upon herself to raise the health and nutritional standards of women in her small village in the drought-prone Osmanabad district of Maharashtra.She wants to counsel peop..

Bihar set to get cheapest drinking water in world

  DARBHANGA/PATNA, Drinking water project -- Sulabh Jal -- was launched in Darbhanga in which the price of one-litre bottle to 50 paise -- cheapest in the world   AN innovative cost-effective drinking water project in Bihar promises to low..

Amit Shah holds meeting with Nitish Kumar over breakfast

  PATNA, Over breakfast they discussed the prevailing political situation in view of the Lok Sabha polls due next year   Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) National President Amit Shah on Thursday had a brief meeting with Bihar Chief Minister Ni..

ED moves court seeking fugitive offender tag against Nirav Modi, Choksi

  MUMBAI, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday moved a special PMLA court here seeking to declare diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi as ‘fugitive economic offenders’ and to confiscate their assets worth Rs 3,500 cror..

Rainpada becomes a ghost town after lynching

  By Murtuza Merchant, RAINPADA (Maha), In the village with a population of 750, only a few elderly people and some women can be spotted as the young men have fled in the wake of intensified police investigation into the lynching   RAINPA..

Democracy not working in WB: SC

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme court on Tuesday took a dim view of West Bengal panchayat election, saying thousands of seats going uncontested shows that democracy is not working in the State. “It seems democracy is not working at the ground lev..

Burari family began preparing 10 days before hanging: Police

  By Sanjeev Pal, NEW DELHI, THE family that was found hanging in their north Delhi house on June 30 began preparations at least 10 days before its alleged “mass suicide”, police said. As per a video footage obtained from a premises ..

Book on Modi pitches another PM term for him

  LUCKNOW, WITH Lok Sabha elections around the corner, debate has already started on whether Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be given a second term or will there be some new face? However, senior politicians, industrialists, actors, mediaperson..

Sonali Bendre diagnosed with ‘high-grade’ cancer

  MUMBAI, BOLLYWOOD actor Sonali Bendre Behl on Wednesday revealed she has been diagnosed with “high grade” cancer and is currently undergoing treatment in New York.The 43-year-old actor called the diagnosis a “curveball” ..

Mah CM announces Rs 5 lakh aid to Dhule lynching victims’ kin

  MUMBAI, According to the police, rumours that a gang of child-lifters was active in the area were doing the rounds on social media DESCRIBING the Dhule lynching incident as “very painful and cruel”, Maharashtra Chief Minister Deven..

Success of water scheme brings hope of drought-free Mah

  MUMBAI, The micro-irrigation project, called ‘Jalyukt Shivar’, involves deepening and widening of streams, construction of cement and earthen stop dams, and digging of farm ponds, to make the State free of drought by next year THE ..

Sushma hits back at trolls with Twitter poll

  NEW DELHI, FACING online abuse over a passport row involving an interfaith couple, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has initiated a poll on Twitter asking users whether they “approve” such trolling.Till evening, over 110,000 ..

Sonakshi joins UNESCO to promote cyber environment

  MUMBAI, BOLLYWOOD actress Sonakshi Sinha has joined forces with UNESCO to promote a safe and secure cyber environment for youngsters to ensure they are not targeted for bullying, abuse, exploitation and more through the Iinternet. A post on th..

IIT-Kharagpur scientists use eggshell membrane to generate electricity

  NEW DELHI, Proteins found in eggshell membranes have piezoelectric properties, that is, under mechanical stress they produce electricity, say researchers SCIENTISTS from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Kharagpur have used eggshell protein..

Those eating Rs 30,000 pizzas can’t see Rs 12,000 salary jobs: Giriraj

  Ahmedabad, “I want to show how a job is created to those who cannot see one. Those who have not seen poverty and go to learn about it at Kalavati’s house in the darkness of night, say there are no jobs,” says Giriraj Singh, ap..

Army Major obsessed with colleague’s wife kills her

  NEW DELHI, AN Army Major, “obsessed” with his colleague’s wife, was on Sunday arrested for killing her by slashing her throat and running his car over her to make it look like an accident.Delhi Police arrested Nikhil Rai Handa..

Rly to upgrade toilets at stations by October 2

  NEW DELHI, ‘The railways must ensure that the toilets of all the stations are maintained, upgraded to proper conditions of cleanliness including sufficient lighting, doors, corridors, water supply, proper flooring, fittings and fixtures, ..

‘No need to travel to other States for NEET from 2019’

  CHENNAI, Any district which has more than 4,000 students will be made a centre, which will accommodate all students from that district and surrounding districts, says Javadekar UNION Human Resources Development Minister Prakash Javadekar on Fr..

Yoga in schools can help build healthy nation, says Venkaiah

    MUMBAI, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday stressed on the need to include Yoga in school curriculum’s to “create a healthy nation”. Participating in an International Yoga Day event at the Bandra Reclamation ..

Venkaiah for more ‘pro-farmer’ policies; says, loan waiver not permanent solution

  PUNE, Vice-President claims that farmers who take up allied activities such as poultry and dairy along with traditional farming, do not commit suicide PITCHING for more pro-farmer policies, Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu on Thursday said loan..

SCO entry to help boost India-China trade ties

  By Subrata Majumder, The recent Sino-US trade war may turn out to be boon to enhance business relations between India and China. It has enlarged the scope for India to export more products, such as cotton, soybean meal and maize, according to I..

Goa CM back home after medical treatment in US

  PANAJI, GOA Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned home on Thursday, over three months after he went to the United States for medical treatment.Parrikar, 62, has been in the US for treatment of a pancreatic ailment since March this year.The C..

47 out of 225 projects for cleaning Ganga completed, says Gadkari

  NEW DELHI, WATER Resources and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said that 47 of the 225 projects for cleaning the Ganga and its tributaries have been completed.At an event here, the Minister stressed that the Ganga cannot ..

MP CM online transfers Rs 2,245 cr into accounts of over 10 lakh farmers

  Staff Reporter, JABALPUR, “LEADERSHIP of Prime Minister Narendra Modi is like a blessing for the country. He serves poor and needy with his strong and bold decisions. Modi’s vision proved an inspiration for Bharatiya Janata Party (..

‘Farm sector prospered in NDA’s 48 months than Cong’s 48-yr rule’

  NEW DELHI, Programmes such as Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana (crop insurance scheme), Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sichai Yojana  (irrigation), Soil Health Card, neem-coated urea, linking of mandis to a electronic trading platform e-NAM, among ..

IAS officer ropes in doctors to fight malnutrition in tribal areas

    ALIBAUG (Maha), Raigad District Collector Dr Vijay Suryawanshi, who mooted the concept, said the aim was to make the doctors conduct health camps in hospitals in the tribal areas on weekends and as an incentive have free stay in local h..

Have to work as per Cong’s direction: K’taka CM

  New Delhi, A DAY after sparking a storm over his remarks that he was at the mercy of the Congress, JD-S leader and Karnataka Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy on Monday said his ruling ally had numbers that made its voice stronger in the coalitio..

Modi praises Odisha tea seller for educating slum children

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday hailed a tea seller in Odisha’s Cuttack for providing education to 70 slum children.A day after he visited the Odisha city for an event to mark the completion of four years of his Governme..

PM urges people to shun plastic to save planet

  NEW DELHI, He asked the people to observe the World Environment Day on June 5 with vigour, and that it was time to concentrate on tree plantation PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged the people to shun low-grade plastic and polythene, ..

SIT to probe extortion threats to UP BJP MLAs

SIT to probe extortion threats to UP BJP MLAs Dr Neeraj Bora, Shashank Trivedi, Dr Anita Lodhi Rajput ,Veer Vikram Singh LUCKNOW, All MLAs have received the same message from the number of one Ali Budesh Bhai of Dubai Uttar Pradesh police has entrust..

Construction of water bodies, highway building can go hand in hand: Gadkari

  NEW DELHI, A pilot project in drought-prone Buldana district is underway where construction of water bodies in drought-prone areas in lieu of soil excavated to be used in highway building A PROGRAMME to push construction of water bodies in dro..

The message from Karnataka

                                                          By Rahul Dixit, Do..

3,000 poor couples in Mah get ‘royal wedding’

  PUNE, Over 3,000 couples from across Maharashtra tied the knot at mass weddings organised at several places in the State, under an initiative taken by Charity Commissioner Shivkumar Dige SWAPNIL Sable and his wife Tejal are happy that they cou..

Need stringent guidelines for treatment of pharmaceutical waste, say experts

  NEW DELHI, Extensive usage and improper disposal of pharmaceutical drugs cause spreading of multi-drug resistant microbes   THERE is a need to implement stringent guidelines for treatment and monitoring of waste discharged from pharmaceu..

ED seizes Choksi firm’s jewellery worth Rs 85 cr brought from Dubai

  NEW DELHI, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday said it has seized over 34,000 pieces of jewellery worth Rs 85 crore from the Gitanjali Group, owned by diamantaire Mehul Choksi, in connection with the Rs 13,000 crore Punjab National Ban..

Jethmalani moves SC challenging K’taka Governor’s move

  NEW DELHI, SENIOR lawyer and jurist Ram Jethmalani on Thursday moved the Supreme Court in his personal capacity against the Karnataka Governor’s decision to invite the BJP to form Government in the State, saying it was a “gross abus..

No controversy on EVMs functioning in K’taka

  BENGALURU, BARRING one major problem which led to re-polling, the performance of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) had not been an issue in the just concluded Assembly elections though complaints of mechanical problems, routine in any polls, po..

Modi to open India’s longest road-rail bridge by year end

  By Ananya Sengupta, BOGIBEEL (ASSAM), The bridge, is second longest in Asia and has three lane roads on top and double line rail below IN a major boost to defence logistics along the border with China, India’s longest road and railway b..

No place for backward classes in the ‘heart’ of Cong, says PM

  BENGALURU, Launching a blistering attack on the Congress over the way it has treated Dalits, Modi said, the party showed no respect for Ambedkar THERE is no place for Dalits and backward classes in the heart of the Congress, Prime Minister Nar..

Modi’s Nepal visit will focus on building trust

  NEW DELHI, SPEEDY implementation of key India-assisted projects and building trust will be among the focus areas when Prime Minister Narendra Modi travels to Nepal on Friday, a visit reflective of attempts to bring back normalcy in Indo-Nepal t..

On ex-PM Deve Gowda’s home turf, people rue poor devpt

  By Laxmi Devi, HASSAN(Karnataka), ON the face of it, many people in the district take pride in the fact that one of India’s Prime Ministers H D Deve Gowda of JD(S) was from this place, but there is also unhappiness over lack of developme..

CPI(M), BJP workers killed in political violence

    KANNUR (Kerala), SHATTERING a brief lull in political violence in northern Kerala, a CPI(M) cadre and a BJP worker were killed in separate incidents within hours near here, police said on Tuesday.CPI(M) leader and former Mahe Municipal ..

883 crorepatis, 645 criminals in K’taka Assembly polls fray

  BENGALURU, The average assets of the 883 (35 per cent) crorepati candidates are worth Rs 7.54 crore. Of the 645 contestants, 254 (10 per cent) face serious criminal cases and 391 (15 per cent) face criminal cases, revealed a study by the Karnat..

National Film Award function marred by presentation row

  NEW DELHI, Around 60 awardees protest by not attending function as only select 11 get award at the hands of President CONTROVERSY marred the 65th National Film Awards ceremony here on Thursday with several awardees protesting against the whitt..

Modi twice as popular on Facebook as Trump: Study

  GENEVA, According to a study, 43.2 mn follow the Indian premier on Facebook and 23.1 mn follow Trump PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is far ahead of other world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, when it comes to popularity on Facebook, ..

Gandhi’s principle of ‘Ahimsa’ relevant in face of violence in world: President

  NEW DELHI, WITH the world facing terrorism and other forms of violence, Mahatma Gandhi’s principle of ‘Ahimsa’ is very relevant, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Wednesday. Gandhi strived to lead the country to not just politi..

Govt to pay Rs 1,540 cr to sugarcane farmers

  NEW DELHI, AHEAD of elections in Karnataka, the Union Government on Wednesday decided to directly pay sugarcane farmers about Rs 1,540 crore to clear less than a tenth of the outstanding that sugar mills owe to them. Sugarcane farmers, who have..

PM summons Tripura CM over controversial statements

    GUWAHATI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has summoned Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb over his controversial statements.A senior BJP leader on Sunday said Deb has been summoned to meet Modi and BJP President Amit Shah on May 2 in ..

All villages in India connected with electricity: Modi

  NEW DELHI, ALL villages in India have now been connected with electricity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced on Sunday.On Saturday evening, Leisang village in Manipur’s Senapati district became the last village to be connected to the..

Modi asks civil servants to make the best of technology

  NEW DELHI, Participatory democracy is a must for the development of the nation, says PM   PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday asked civil servants to make the best of innovation and technology in implementing Government policies. He..

Rakesh Singh is new President of Madhya Pradesh BJP

  Staff Reporter, Bhopal, Party will scale new heights under leadership of Rakesh Singh: CM Chouhan Putting all speculations to rest, high command nominated Member of Parliament from Jabalpur, Rakesh Singh as new President of Madhya Pradesh Bha..

No objection to hand over Kathua case to CBI: Jitendra Singh

  JAMMU, THE Centre has no objection to the handing over of the Kathua rape and murder case to the CBI, provided the State Government comes out with a reference, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday. “As far as we are concerned, we ..