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Thursday, May 31

No bidders for Air India stake sale; govt likely to re-think strategy

In a major setback to the Air India disinvestment process, the government today said no initial bids were received for the proposed stake sale and various options would be explored for the future of the debt-laden national carrier. The

Bypoll results: Don't think alliance with Shiv Sena will break, says Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Thursday offered to resume dialogue for pre-poll alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Speaking to reporters Fadnavis said that "We are not against BJP-Shiv Sena alliance and neither do we be....

Karnataka: CBI conduct raids at Ramanagara, Kanakapura

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday conducted searches at around five places in Bangalore, Kanakapura and Ramanagara. CBI is investigating a demontisation related case. The CBI had registered a case against B Prakash, the chief mana....

Palaghar by-elections: Shiv Sena cries foul, blames EVM

With the BJP leading by a massive margin in the by-election for Palaghar Lok Sabha seat, the Shiv Sena, which is trailing in second place, on Thursday, blamed the Electronic Voting Machines (EVM). "How can votes increase by 8%

Wednesday, May 30

Mayawati vacates one bungalow, BSP retains another

BSP supremo Mayawati has vacated a government house in Lucknow, claiming compliance with a Supreme Court order, while holding on to a second official bungalow which her party says is a memorial to Kanshi Ram. The UP government recently

BJP man found dead in Bengal, disturbing note says 'today you're dead'

A young BJP worker was found hanging from a tree in Purulia Balarampur town in West Bengal on Tuesday night in what the party alleged was a political murder linked to the violent civic polls in the state earlier this month.

SIT files chargesheet in Gauri Lankesh murder case

The SIT probing the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh submitted 661-page chargesheet on Wednesday eight months after the murder. According to the chargesheet, Praveen, the second accused, conducted recce of Gauri's house and also shared details with....

Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram gets protection from arrest till June 5

Patiala House Court directed former Finance Minister P Chidambaram to appear before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on 5th June in connection with Aircel Maxis case. The court also ruled that no coercive action can be taken against Chidambaram till ....

Tuesday, May 29

Kathua gangrape-murder accused to be produced before Pathankot court on May 31

The eight people accused in the case of the rape and murder of an eight-year-old girl from a minority nomadic community in Kathua will be produced before a court in Pathankot in Punjab on May 31 in accordance with the directions

BJP-RSS leaders meet to take stock of prevailing situation in the country

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh leaders are having a four-day coordinating meeting on different issues that may impact the next general elections. Today the meeting was organized on the economic i....

’Saaf Niyat Saaf Vikas': From surgical strikes to hitting black money

The theme that the Modi government came up with to mark its fourth year in office is ‘Saaf Niyat Saaf Vikas'( Clean intention, clean progress). The government has highlighted a host of initiatives it has undertaken in the past 48 months.

Problems noticed in VVPATs, not in EVMs , says OP Rawat

The Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat on Tuesday said there were absolutely no problems in EVMs used in by-elections but problems were noticed in the VVPATs which was used for the first time in these constituencies and by the polling parties.

Monday, May 28

Did not mean to show disrespect to people: Kumaraswamy on Cong's mercy remarks

Clarifying his remarks that he was at the "mercy" of the Congress and not the people, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today said he did not mean to show disrespect to the people but stress the fact that his continuance

DAC approves procurement of equipments worth Rs 6,900 crore

New Delhi: Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) chaired by Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman has accorded approval for the procurement of equipment for the Defence forces worth over Rs 6,900 crore on Monday. This is a major boost to indigenisation an....

BJP suffers from a 'malady', it’s called trolling Rahul Gandhi 24X7, Congress’ 'migraine' is Modi

New Delhi, May 28: What does Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) do best? It trolls Congress president Rahul Gandhi 24X7 without any break. When Prime Minister Narendra Modi is not attacking the "dynast" in his speeches, BJP social media warriors make it

Alcohol drives man to madness, throws his 6-year-old son into canal in Agra

People do strange things under the influence of alcohol, but what this man from Agra did is truly shocking. The six-year-old son of Sanjay Alwi, who was in an inebriated state, demanded momos and began crying. Irked by this, Alwi allegedly

Sunday, May 27

Rahul to travel abroad with Sonia, tells BJP \"I'll be back soon\"

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Sunday evening took to Twitter to say that he would be leaving the country along with his mother Sonia Gandhi for the latter's "annual medical check-up". "Will be out of India for a few days, accompanying

Gilgit-Baltistan order: India summons Pakistan's Deputy envoy, registers strong protest

Taking a strong exception to Pakistan government's recent order to change the status of Gilgit-Baltistan, India on Sunday summoned Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah and told him that any action to alter the status of any part of th....

Mann ki Baat: 'Fit India is a great initiative', says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday addressed the nation through his 'Mann ki Baat' with appreciation for the all-women crew of INSV Tarini for circumventing the globe. While addressing the nation, Modi lauded the people who scaled Mount Everent i....

Modi, Rahul Gandhi honour Jawahar Lal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Rahul Gandhi paid homage to the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 54th death anniversary on Sunday. Taking to Twitter, Modi posted,"Tributes to our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharla....

Saturday, May 26

CBSE class 12th results: Kendriya Vidyalayas outshine other schools

New Delhi, May 26: Kendriya Vidyalayas gave the best results among different categories of schools affiliated to the CBSE with a pass percentage of 97.78, as opposed to 95.86 last year. While private schools had the lowest pass percentage with 82.50,....

RR Nagar voter ID scam: Court orders cases to be filed against Congress' Muniratna Naidu

The ACMM court has ordered cases to be filed against Congress' Muniratna Naidu in connection with the seizure of over 9,000 voter ID cards in an apartment in Bengaluru's RR Nagar. The election in RR Nagar was postponed to

Normalcy has been restored in Thoothukudi, says District Collector

After over a week of violence in Thoothukudi which claimed 13 lives, District Collector Sandeep Nanduri on Saturday said that the situation is back to normal. He, however, said some incidents have been being reported from the rural areas, adding....

Anti-Sterlite violence: Tamil Nadu film fraternity stage protest

Writers, journalists, and members of Tamil Nadu film fraternity on Saturday staged a protest in Chennai's Chepauk against the death of 13 people in police firing during Anti-Sterlite protests in Thoothukudi. Meanwhile, according to reports, film awa....

Four years of Modi govt: Mera bhashan hi mera prashasan hai, says Congress

Sharpening its attacks against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance government at the Centre, the Congress on Saturday directly targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The BJP government at the Centre celebrated its fourt....

Friday, May 25

Kerala tourism hit by Nipah virus as several tourists cancel bookings

The sudden outbreak of the Nipah virus in north Kerala has dashed the hopes of the state Tourism sector, which was expecting a huge inflow of domestic and Gulf holidayers in the coming months. The deadly virus has claimed 11 lives

PM to travel in open jeep on Del-Meerut Eway, inaugurate Rs 11K cr Eastern Peripheral Expressway

New Delhi, May 25: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel in an open jeep on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway on Sunday and also inaugurate India's first smart and green highway, the Eastern Peripheral Expressway (EPE), built at a cost of Rs 11,000

JDS, Congress in huddle before floor test

Ahead of floor test and election for Speaker's post, both JDS and Congress MLAs held the last round of meeting in Chief Minister's office and in the first floor of Vidhan Soudha respectively on Friday. Congress MLAs were holed up in

Sterlite protest: Supreme Court to hear petition on Thoothukudi police firing on Monday

Supreme Court on Friday refused to hear a plea seeking criminal prosecution of senior police officials for resorting to firing in Tuticorin district of Tamil Nadu in which 13 people were killed. Taking cognisance of a petition filed by

Thursday, May 24

Government wants to make Uttarakhand a tourist hub with maximum revenue generation from it

Tehri (Garhwal): The Uttarakhand government is working on developing the entire state, especially the regions around Tehri Dam, as a tourist destination. The focus is more on augmenting infrastructure. The government is working in tandem with the Cen....

‘Modi wave' to dominate 2019 polls, but not as much as 2014, predicts ABP-CSDS survey

The ‘Modi wave' continues to remain a powerful force and the NDA will form government again 2019, but the win may not be as thumping as it was in the 2014 General Elections, predicts ABP-CSDS survey. The survey predicts that the

Anti-Sterlite protest: DMK stages protest, demands CM's resignation

DMK working president M K Stalin on Thursday demanded the resignation of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palanisami and DGP T K Rajendran over the anti-Sterlite violence at Tuticorin in which 13 people have been killed and scores injured. Stalin along

How killing of protesters by police in TN’s Tuticorin diverted attention from fuel price hike

Chennai, May 24: The horrific episode of death of at least 13 persons in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin due to indiscriminate firing by the police during an anti-Sterlite rally on Tuesday has shocked the whole world. The situation in Tuticorin is far

Wednesday, May 23

Mamata Banerjee reprimands K'taka DIG Neelamani Raju

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reportedly reprimanded DIG Neelamani Raju as she came to Vidhana Soudha to attend the oath-taking ceremony of HD Kumaraswamy. According to news agency ANI, Mamata Banerjee was miffed with the DIG and because she

Anti-Sterlite protests: Thoothkudi's SP, Collector transferred

Toothkudi (Tutocorin)'s Superintendent of Police, Thiru P Mahendran, and Collector, N Venkatesh, were on Wednesday evening transferred over the killing of 12 people in police firing during the anti-Sterlite protest in the city. The residents of Thoo....

SSC paper leak case: CBI registers FIR, searches underway at 12 locations

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday (May 23) registered an FIR in the the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) paper leak scam case, which was entrusted to the top investigative agency in March this year. As per reports, the CBI

Government working on long-term solution to fuel prices: Prasad

With petrol and diesel prices being hiked for the 10th day in a row, the government on Wednesday said it is working on a long-term solution to address the volatility and frequent revisions in rates. The BJP-led government had

'Chidambaram should answer on Sterlite protest since he was paid director ', says Swamy

Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday asked former Finance Minister P Chidambaram's response on Sterlite protest incident. Swamy alleged that Chidambaram had worked as a Director in the company for many years. "P Chidamba....

Karnataka LIVE: Sonia, Rahul set to arrive for HDK’s swearing in ceremony

Karnataka gets a new Chief Minister today. H D Kumaraswamy will take oath as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. The swearing in ceremony will take place on the steps of the Vidhan Soudha which houses the Karnataka Legislative Assembly.

Tuesday, May 22

Karnataka government formation: Kumaraswamy govt's floor test on May 24

The floor test of the HD Kumaraswamy-led government in Karnataka would be held in the state assembly on May 24. Karnataka Chief Minister designate HD Kumaraswamy will be sworn-in tomorrow (May 23). Congress and JD (S) leaders held a

Government to set up Fast Track Special Courts in every state and UT to try rape cases

New Delhi: Very soon Fast Track Special Courts will be a reality across the country for quick disposal of rape cases. The Central government has written a letter to every state government and Union Territory of the country to constitute such

Congress to get 22 ministries, JD (S) to keep 12; G Parameshwara will be Deputy CM

Congress and JD (S) leaders held a meeting on Tuesday (May 22) evening to discuss the sharing of cabinet berths in the new coalition government. Out of the 34 ministries, the Congress will keep 22 while the JD (S) will get

Kamal Haasan, Rajinikanth blame Tamil Nadu govt for violence

Actor-turned-politician Kamal Haasan and Superstar Rajinikanth held the Tamil Nadu government responsible for the death of innocent people during anti-Sterlite protests in Tuticorin. The Anti-Sterlite protests turned violent on the 100th day of prote....

Is BJP's Karnataka debacle a personal defeat of Amit Shah?

New Delhi, May 22: Generally, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) never likes to address "uncomfortable questions" especially when it showcases the saffron party and its top leadership in a bad light. In the last four years, since the BJP-led gov....

Petrol and diesel prices at record high

Petrol and diesel prices are at record high as petrol price is increased by 30 paise to 84.70/litre and diesel is now costing 72.48/litre in Mumbai. The prices of petrol on Monday stood at Rs 79.13 per liter in Chennai, Rs

Monday, May 21

Congress warns people to be wary of BJP's ‘lies and deception'

Accusing the BJP of dividing the people to be in power, Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala warned people to remain vigilant against such attempts. He said that the BJP came to power at the Centre and in Haryana on the basis of

4.2 magnitude earthquake jolts Himachal Pradesh

An earthquake of magnitude 4.2 on the Richter Scale jolted parts of Himachal Pradesh on Monday. The tremors, which lasted for a few seconds, were felt in Kinnaur district and adjoining areas. The epicentre of the earthquake was around 114 kms

Mumbai: JJ Hospital's resident doctors go on strike after brutal assault; patients suffer

Doctors of the JJ Hospital went on strike after two resident doctors including a woman were allegedly beaten up by a patient's relatives at the state-run JJ Hospital. The strike comes following an attack on two resident doctors and a nursing

One nation one poll: LS elections along with Rajasthan, MP and Chattisgarh

New Delhi: The Central government plans to hold next Lok Sabha election little early by March instead of waiting till the time when it completes its tenure. This is being done to hold elections in as many states as possible along

Sunday, May 20

CRPF raises 'Bastariya Battalion' to combat Naxals activities

The much-awaited "Bastariya" Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) comprising recruits from naxal-hit districts in the state will be commissioned into service tomorrow, with Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attending its passing out p....

Atmosphere of dejection prevails, people feeling let down by govt: Yashwant Sinha

An atmosphere of dejection was prevailing among the people of the country, who were feeling let down by the unfulfilled promises made by the government, former Union minister Yashwant Sinha said on Saturday. Sinha, who quit the BJP recently

Talks with Putin will strengthen India's 'special and privileged' strategic partnership with Russia: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday voiced the hope his talks with President Vladimir Putin would further strengthen the "special and privileged" strategic partnership between India and Russia. In a series of tweets-in Russian and then in English....

Congress-JDS alliance likely to have 2 Dy CMs

KPCC President G Parameshwara said the High Command will take call on the appointment of Deputy CM in the Congress JDS alliance government. He said that the party is also pondering about creating two Deputy CM posts in the

Rajasthan: 40 people fall ill due to food poisoning in Sirohi

More than 40 people fall sick due to food poisoning in Sirohi city in Rajasthan on Saturday. The incident took place at on Sunday night as 40 students reported symptoms of vomiting and diarrhoea soon after having pani puri.

Cyclone Sagar: IMD issues advisory to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and Lakshadwee

The India Meteorological Department on Thursday issued an advisory to Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra and the Lakshadweep archipelago over cyclonic storm 'Sagar'. The weather department has also predicted thunderstorms, strong winds i....

Saturday, May 19

Congress leaders to discuss power-sharing arrangement in Karnataka tomorrow

The Congress will chalk out its strategy and power-sharing arrangement with the JD(S) in Karnataka on Sunday, when its top leaders will hold discussions with party chief Rahul Gandhi in the national capital, ahead of the swearing-in of H D Kumaraswam....

Opposition’s show of strength expected at Kumaraswamy's oath ceremony

JD(S) state president H D Kumaraswamy's oath taking ceremony to be held on Wednesday at the sprawling Kanteerava stadium on Monday will serve as the stepping stone for the grand alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.  Talks

In Karnataka political fiasco, voters are the biggest losers

Bengaluru, May 19: A political gunfight is on, not along the usual Indo-Pak border in the much-ravaged Kashmir. Strangely, to the horror of spectators, it has metamorphised into a 'nuke' war in a cherished and flourishing corner of India, Karnataka. ....

CHSE Odisha Class 12 results 2018 for science stream declared

The CHSE Odisha Class 12 results 2018 have been declared. The results for the Science stream are available on the official website. 96185 students enrolled, 95096 appeared, 73211 passed and the pass percentage is76.98. About 3.80 lakh students from

Friday, May 18

NBSE Nagaland Result 2018 for Class 10, 12 declared, how to check and highlights

The NBSE Result 2018 has been declared. The results are available on the official website. The results for the HSSCL and HSLC were declared today. Highlights: Nagaland Results for Class X Total Number of Students: 22147 Total Number

Floor test tomorrow at 4 pm to decide B S Yeddyurappa’s fate

The Supreme Court has directed that the floor test in the Karnataka legislative assembly held on Saturday (tomorrow) at 4 pm. The court said that the pro-tem Speaker to be appointed by the Governor will decide on all issues relating to

Thursday, May 17

Birthday boy Deve Gowda takes refuge in ‘god’: Will it bring good luck to JD(S)?

Bengaluru, May 18: Amid all the political drama underway in Karnataka, former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S)) supremo HD Deve Gowda decided to get some "spiritual solace" as he visited the famous Tirupati temple in neighbouring A....

Understanding the anti-defection law amidst the Karnataka crisis

With Karnataka throwing up a split verdict, the big debate is around the anti-defection law. The issue also came up before the Supreme Court which is hearing a petition challenging the invitation extended by the Governor to B S Yeddyurappa to

BJP sets 282 plus target; asked party workers the BJP rule from Parliament to Panchayat for 50 yrs

NEW Delhi: After the Karnataka elections, now the BJP has given a roadmap of the general elections 2019 to all Morcha office bearers of the party with a target of winning 282 plus seats in these elections by garnering fifty per

BJP fiddling with Constitution to get power in Karnataka: Sachin Pilot

The Congress's Rajasthan unit chief Sachin Pilot today accused the Bharataiya Janata Party (BJP) of "strangulating democracy" in Karnataka and "fiddling with Constitution" to retain power. In the wake of the high-voltage political development in Kar....

De-coding B S Yeddyurappa’s green shawl

B S Yeddyurappa was sworn in as Chief Minister of Karnataka on Thursday. He took oath at the Raj Bhavan sporting his trademark green shawl. This is not the first time that he has sported this shawl. In the

Will waive farm loans, ready to face House soon says B S Yeddyurappa

B S Yeddyurappa, the Chief Minister of Karnataka has said that the farm loans as promised by him would be waived off. Addressing the media following a Cabinet meeting, he said that he had directed the chief secretary to look into

Wednesday, May 16

Governor has shamed the office, says Randeep Surjewala

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala, in a letter, has asked Bharatiya Janata Party leader BS Yeddyurappa to form the next government in Karnataka by proving his majority in the legislative assembly in 15 days. Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala on....

'This is unconstitutional', says HD Kumaraswamy on Karnataka Governor's invite to BJP to form govt

Reacting to Karnataka Governor's invite to BJP to form government, Janata Dal Secular (JDS), chief HD Kumaraswamy on Wednesday said that by giving 15 days time to prove majority Governor is encouraging horse-trading by BJP leaders, which is unconstit....

'What is standing in way of Governor from extending invitation to HD Kumaraswamy?' asks Chidambaram

Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Wednesday said that Congress & JD(S) clearly establish majority yet Governor hasn't taken decision to invite Shri Kumaraswamy to form govt. While addressing media, Chidambaram said,''We heard Guv may have invited BS....

Karnataka elections: Bengaluru bites BJP hard, is it a sign of urban backlash?

There cannot be a straightforward answer to the question as to why the BJP fell eight seats short of the majority mark. More pertinent point to fathom about would be the fact that how BJP managed to reached 104 given that

Karnataka: Governer is obliged to call the largest party first, says Mukul Rohatgi

With both the BJP and Congress-JD (S) combine staking a claim to form the government in Karnataka, former attorney general Mukul Rohatgi on Wednesday said that the Governor Vajubhai Vala is "obliged to call largest party" first. Both sides have met

Tuesday, May 15

BJP’s tally drops to 103 as results in Shettar’s constituency is withheld

Former CM of BJP Jagadish Shettar's results have been withheld. He had contested the Dharwad Central seat.This means that the tally of the BJP has come down from 104 to 103. While counting the votes the number of votes

Lingayats ready to give the Congress lesson of the lifetime!

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to be paying the Congress in the same coin as far as politics that centered around the Karnataka elections is concerned. The Congress that had tried to drive Lingayat community out of the

1988 road rage case: SC acquits Congress MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu

Punjab Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Tuesday was convicted under section 323 and acquitted under section 304( (II) in 1988 road rage case by Supreme Court. The former cricketer had argued that there was "ambiguity" regarding the actual cause

Sensex cheer as BJP takes lead in Karnataka election results

After opening lower, benchmark Sensex soared over 350 points in early trade on Tuesday after the BJP took the lead in Karnataka election results. The BJP was leading in 120 seats while the ruling Congress was in the front

Monday, May 14

Cabinet rejig: Goyal gets additional charge of finance, Rathore replaces Irani as I&B minister

In major rejig in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal given additional charge of Finance Ministry till Arun Jaitley recovers from his operation. Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore was made the new Information and Broadcasti....

Army jawan posted in Kargil and Siachen to get indigenous equipment soon

New Delhi: Very soon Army personal deployed above 12000 feet from the sea level will be provided with Indigenous equipment which so far has been imported. Army posts in Siachen, Kargil and many more such places are above 12000

West Bengal panchayat polls: TMC worker shot dead, 5 journalists injured

BJP and TMC workers clashed across West Bengal as violence marred the panchayat elections on Monday. A TMC worker was shot dead in South 24 Parganas district and a BJP candidate has been injured in knife attack in Bilkanada. Also, five

Centre submits draft on Cauvery management scheme in Supreme Court

The central government on Monday submitted a draft of the Cauvery management scheme before Supreme Court for implementation of the February 16 judgment on sharing of the river's water. The apex court said: "We need to examine whether draft

Sunday, May 13

Reveal probe records on Lal Bahadur Shastri’s death says CIC

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has directed the Prime Minister's Office and the ministries of external affairs and home to make public the records of the Raj Narain committee, constituted in 1977 to look into the mysterious death of the the....

Jinnah row: Haryana minister Capt Abhimanyu wants AMU named after 'Jat king'

Amid a row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah's portrait on Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) campus, Haryana finance minister Captain Abhimanyu on Sunday demanded the varsity be named after 'Jat king' Mahendra Pratap Singh. "I demand AMU should be named after

Why no Bharat Ratna for Savarkar: Sena asks BJP

Mumbai, May 13: Shiv Sena parliamentarian Sanjay Raut today said if the BJP-led NDA dispensation at the Centre had "pure Hindu blood" in its veins, it should confer the Bharat Ratna on late Hindutva icon V D Savarkar. The

We are open to every possibility: Tharoor on Karnataka elections

Lucknow, May 13: Asserting that the time had come to build a nation that was "productive, prosperous and safe", Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday said the country was not safe in the hands of the BJP government. "...unfortunately, the

Karnataka exit polls: 'Congress will exit from Karnataka', says BS Yeddyurappa

Bharatiya Janata Party president Yeddyurappa exuded confidence and said that BJP will win 125 to 130 assembly constituencies. Attacking the Karnataka chief minister, he added Siddaramaiah will not win in either of the constituencies. ''There is no d....

4 killed in road accident while returning from Tej Pratap-Aishwarya Rai’s wedding

Around four people were killed in Araria on Sunday after they were returning from the marriage ceremony of party supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's son Tej Pratap Yadav with Aishwarya Rai. Among them was Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Kishanganj dist....

Saturday, May 12

Southwest Monsoon to hit Kerala on May 28; Dust storm, squall likely in north India today

A private weather forecasting agency Skymet said that the Southwest Monsoon will hit Kerala on May 28, four days ahead of its normal onset date. Southwest Monsoon is responsible for bringing seasonal rain to the Indian subcontinent. The monsoon

Chaos at Tej Pratap’s wedding, crowd loots food items

The much-hyped up Tej Pratap Yadav wedding in Bihar ended in chaos. Chaos prevailed at the wedding of Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad, as an unruly crowd breached the cordon separating the pandal

Karnataka Election exit poll: Today's Chanakya was spot on in 2013

The political arm of the consumer research agency RNB Research, Today's Chanakya, has predicted 120 seats for the BJP and 73 seats for the Congress. According to its exit poll, JDS to get 26 seats.

PIL filed to ban flag with crescent claiming it to be of Muslim League

Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Syed Wasim Rizvi has filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the court demanding ban on raising the flag of Pakistan Muslim League across the country on mosque, madarsa and even Muslim majority areas....

Karnataka exit polls LIVE: The voter has spoken

The voter has spoken. Polling came to a close and the next date to be watched would be May 15 when the counting of votes would take place. How has Karnataka voted? Which party has the edge and would

Karnataka Election: 53.00 percent voting till 03.00 PM

Karnataka recorded 53.00 percent voting till 03.00 PM. The voting will end at 06.00 PM today. Udupi and Bengaluru Rural districts recorded the highest turn out with 62 percent. Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, and Haveri registered 61 percent votes. Bangal....

Mosquito bites, Vaastu Shastra and other intriguing facts about Karnataka polls

Polling for the high-stakes Karnataka assembly elections got underway this morning under a thick security blanket. In what is projected as a tight race, voting is being held in 222 out of 224 seats in a three-cornered contest among the ruling

Woman drags 'molester' rickshaw-puller to police post, says no one was there

In shocking incident, a woman was molested by a rickshaw-puller in an inebriated state outside New Delhi metro station. As claimed by woman, she later dragged him to the nearest "police post", however, she did not find any policeman there to

Friday, May 11

EC order deferring RR Nagar poll clear indictment of Congress: BJP

The BJP on Friday said the Election Commission order deferring polls to the R R Nagar seat in Karnataka and registration of a case against the Congress candidate was a "clear indictment" of the ruling party in the state and proved

Karnataka polls: IT officials raid residence of Congress candidate Ashok Kheny

A day before polling for the Karnataka Assembly, the Income Tax officials raided Congress candidate Ashok Kheny's house in Bidar. Kheny joined Congress recently amidst protest by some of the Congress leaders. The IT sleuths noted that there were

Two decades of Pokhran-2 nuclear test

Today marks two decades of Pokhran-2 nuclear test a landmark day in modern Indian history. On this date in 1998, India conducted series of 5 nuclear explosions, the 2nd nuclear test after Smiling Buddha in 1974. The nuclear test called 'Operation

Gadkari asks President Kovind to donate one month’s salary for Clean Ganga Fund

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday that he had written to President Ram Nath Kovind requesting him to donate a month's salary to the Clean Ganga Fund (CGF), set up by the government to purge the river of pollutants. {image-nitin-gadkari-1526....

Thursday, May 10

India will remain steadfast partner of Nepal: PM Modi

On the eve of his two-day visit to Nepal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said India would remain a steadfast partner of the Himalayan nation in its quest for growth and development. The prime minister exuded confidence that his visit

Ally BJP slams CM Mehbooba's call for ceasefire; says govt \"soft\" on stone pelters

Fissures surfaced within Jammu and Kashmir's ruling alliance on Thursday as the BJP dubbed Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's call for a unilateral ceasefire as a move not at all in "national interest" while also slamming the state government's "soft po....

Kerala DHSE Class 12 result 2018 declared, pass per cent 83.75, how to check

The Kerala DHSE Class 12 result 2018 has been declared. The results are available on the official website. The overall pass percentage is 83.75 per cent while the top scoring district is Kannur at 86.7 per cent. The least

Karnataka polls: The HD Kote jinx and why no party retains the seat successively

No party has been able to retain the Heggadadevankote Assembly seat in Mysore district of Karnataka in all 12 elections since 1962.The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is yet open its account in this constituency located in Mysore district. Heggadadevan....

Gujarat Class 12 HSC result 2018 declared, how to check

The Gujarat Class 12 HSC result 2018 has been declared. The results are available on the official website. The overall pass percentage recorded is 72.99. The girls have outshone the boys this year. The girls recorded a pass per

Wednesday, May 09

Karnataka elections: Is ‘ILU-ILU’ brewing between Congress, JD(S)? Amit Shah alleges so

Bengaluru, May 10: For the uninitiated ILU stands for "I love you". The abbreviated version of the oft-repeated human expression got prominence in the Indian lexicon because of the popular Bollywood song, ILU- ILU, from the hit film, Saudagar, r....

Rahul has right to say he wants to be PM, no one should make fun of it: Sena

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi attacked Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday for publicly declaring his prime ministerial ambition, BJP's bickering ally Shiv Sena said it was the Congress president's democratic right to express his stand and no one should m....

What does it take to be a good leader and a performing CM in a progressive state like Karnataka?

This question arises when one has a cursory look at the work and decisions that have taken place between 2013-18 by the Siddaramaiah-led Congress government. The least that can be said is - the Chief Minister lost an opportunity to serve

UP: Dalit youth shot dead by lover's father in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar (UP), May 9: A Dalit youth was shot dead allegedly by the father of a girl he was in love with at Bachan Singh colony here, the police said on Wednesday (May 9). Vikas (18) was called by

Are rules only for the Army? The deathly silence on stone pelters targeting innocents

The stone pelters of Kashmir have gone haywire. Their latest targets are the innocents. A tourist from Chennai became the latest victim of stone pelting. A school bus was attacked recently in which innocent children were targeted. This has

Tuesday, May 08

Congress to emerge as single largest party in Karnataka, predicts Public TV opinion poll

As the Karnataka poll date inches closer, an opinion poll conducted by Kannada channel Public TV has projected ruling Congress to become single largest party. The opinion poll said that out of 223 seats, the Congress would get 89-94

Govt plans amendment in CrPC and passport laws to save girls from con NRI bridegrooms

Ministry of External Affairs and Women and Child Development Ministry have prepared a proposal to nab such bridegroom who cheat upon Indian girls and flee to foreign countries beyond the reach of law. The government is not only making change in

BJP announces candidates for Kairana, Noorpur bypolls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday (May 8) announced its candidates for the by polls on May 28 which includes Kairana Lok Sabha seat and Noorpur assembly seat in Uttar Pradesh among others. By polls will also be held in

UP: Woman gangraped by three men in moving car, her child thrown out on highway

In yet another horrifying incident, a woman was gangraped in a moving car allegedly by two men after they threw her three-year-old child from the moving vehicle. The incident took place on Delhi-Dehradun national highway on Monday. According to

'It is heartbreaking', says Mehbooba on Chennai tourist's death; Omar calls stone pelters 'goons'

After meeting the family of a Chennai tourist, who was killed at Jammu and Kashmir's Narbal in a stone pelting incident, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti condemned the act of stone pelters and termed it as "sad and heartbreaking". A tourist from

Bareilly’s Aala Hazrat Dargah issues Fatwa against Jinnah

Amid row over Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Bareilly's Aala Hazrat Dargah has issued a fatwa against the Pakistan's founder, saying "no one should stand in support of him". Massive protests are being held at AMU a....

I am the captain, will be CM again says Siddaramaiah

Putting aside all speculations to rest, Siddaramaiah has said that he would be the chief minister again, if the Congress comes to power in Karnataka. He said that the Congress would come back to power and he would be the CM

Monday, May 07

Flights delayed, trees uprooted as Delhi braces for high-intensity thunderstorm

The meteorological (MeT) department's warning of gusty winds and rains in Delhi on Tuesday has put the authorities on high alert. Six arriving flights and one departure flight got delayed due to dust storm that hit Delhi and adjoining NCR areas

Karnataka election: New opinion poll predicts BJP win with 90-94 seats; 85-89 for Congress

As the Karnataka poll date inches closer, an opinion poll conducted by Digvijaya news gave the BJP the upper hand, however, without a clear majority. The survey showed that the BJP could win 90-94 seats in the House of

Jinnah row: In Lahore, Mani Shankar Aiyar says first proponent of two-nation theory was Savarkar

Suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar on Monday raked up a controversy by attributing the two nation theory to Hindu Mahasabha founder VD Savarkar. According to news agency ANI, Aiyar targeted the ruling BJP saying V D Sawarkar is

More thunderstorms might hit 13 Indian states till May 11: Met dept

Thunderstorms accompanied with squall and hail is very likely to hit many parts of India, including Delhi, till Friday even as the mountains of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall. In a weather warning bulletin on Monday, the India Meteorologic....

\"PM Modi turned deaf ear to farmers problems,\" says Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi said the strength of Karnataka is in the hands of the farmers, women, youth, small businessmen and all the people. He was addressing Janaashirvada rally in Hoskote, Kolar district. Rahul Gandhi assured that the Congre....

Karnataka SSLC Result 2018 declared, pass percentage 71.93

The Karnataka SSLC Result 2018 have been declared. The results are available on the official website. While 51 students have been debarred, 2.73% of the registered students were absent in the exam. The time of the result is at

J&K administration shifted to Srinagar: All you need to know about 'Durbar Move'

The administrative offices of the Jammu and Kashmir government were on Monday shifted to summer capital Srinagar as part of the bi-annual 'Darbar Move'. The offices were closed in Jammu on Saturday and re-opened in Srinagar today (May 7). The 'darbar....

Sunday, May 06

Jinnah row: Tension continues in AMU, exams postponed

Aligarh Muslim University on Sunday postponed all the examinations for the 2017-18 academic sessions amid the prevailing tension within the campus over the display of Mohammad Ali Jinnah's potrait in students' union hall. According to a statement is....

Thunderstorm alert in 13 states, Haryana schools to be shut for next 2 days

With thunderstorm and squall likely to hit major part of the country on Monday, Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma has announced that schools will be closed in state on Monday (May 7) and Tuesday (May 8). Thunderstorms accompanied

IMD issues heavy rain alert in Delhi-NCR; warns strong winds in Himachal Pradesh

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) on Sunday predicted Thunderstorm with rain to occur over some places of Delhi and adjoining regions including Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Khurja, Greater Noida and Bulandshahr during next two hours. The weather dep....

Jinnah row: After uproar in AMU, now its founder's portrait removed

After the uproar over Muhammad Ali Jinnah in the Aligarh Muslim University, now a fresh incident of removing the portrait of AMU's founder Sir Syed Ahmad Khan has come to the fore. A portrait of AMU founder Sir Syed Ahmed Khan

Saturday, May 05

Assam to complete National Register of Citizens by May end

The Supreme Court-monitored exercise aimed at identifying illegal immigrants will be completed by the end of this month, however, implementing it in the state is a big challenge for the government. The government aims to complete it by May 31, 2018,

Is it time for Deodhar to move out of Tripura?

Amid reports of differences between Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in-charge of the party of the state cropping up, the party leadership may shift Sunil Deodhar to somewhere else for the smooth functioning of....

And justice for all on May 15, says Modi

Coming down heavily on the Siddarmaiah-led Congress government over the killing of BJP workers in Coastal Karnataka region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said "Let May 15 come and the justice will be done." Modi addressed his third rally o....

Destabilising India through a transnational plot by killing Hindus unearthed

The National Investigation Agency says that it has unearthed a transnational conspiracy hatched by the Khalistan Liberation Force. This came to light when the NIA probed the killing of a Hindu leader, Ravinder Gosain. Ravinder Gosain was a member

JDS supporters oppose actor Darshan's campaign in Chamundeshwari

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah faced another round of embarrassment as JDS supporters opposed star campaigning in Chamundeshwari assembly constituency. Janata Dal (Secular) supporters protested against Kannada actor Darshan's campaign for CM Siddaramaia....

Friday, May 04

Jinnah contributed as much to freedom struggle as Gandhi, Nehru did: SP MP

Aligarh/Gorakhpur (UP), May 4: A Samajwadi Party MP on Friday likened Muhammad Ali Jinnah to Mahatma Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru as tension simmered at Aligarh Muslim University, which is at the centre of a row over a portrait of the Pakistan

Chief ministers of northeastern states meet in Delhi to take Act East policy to ground

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has met with chief ministers of the northeastern states to take the National Democratic Alliance government's ambitious initiative ‘Act East Policy' to the ground. The government not only wants....

Yogi Adityanath to leave for Uttar Pradesh, cuts short campaign in Karnataka

The BJP star campaigner Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath cut short his campaign in Karnataka to visit areas affected by dust storms and heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh. A day before he was criticised by CM Siddaramaiah for campaigning in Karnataka

New education policy will give Hindi its due importance:HRD min

New Delhi, May 4:  Union Minister of State for HRD, Satya Pal Singh, said language is very important for any society and the country, and the New Education Policy which is being formulated will give Hindi its due importance.

Rahul Gandhi attacks Modi for calling Bengaluru 'centre of urban decay'

After Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling Bengaluru "centre of urban decay". Taking to Twitter, Gandhi said,''Dear PM, Calling Bengaluru, the garden city &....

'Stop drama of having food with Dalits': RSS chief tells BJP leaders

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday criticised Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for taking food at the homes of Dalit families. "Taking food at Dalits' homes, inviting the media or for publicity stunts, is not a

Thursday, May 03

Jinnah row: UP Deputy CM refuses to comment on SP Maurya's remark

Kanpur, May 3: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya today steered clear of the controversy over his ministerial colleague Swami Prasad Maurya's reported remarks in "praise" of Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Keshav said the matter concerns t....

Politicians eating at homes of Dalits is a ‘fake show': Savitri Bai Phule

Coming down hard at politicians who visit Dalits homes and have a meal there for the sake of votes, BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule dubbed such acts as a ‘fake show'. The sharp comments from the Bahraich MP come in the

Supreme Court to hear Centre's review plea on SC/ST Act verdict today

The Supreme Court will hear the Centre's petition seeking review of the judgment on Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act (SC/ST Act) on Thursday. The Centre had moved the apex court on April 2 seeking review

Come with scheme to implement Cauvery water verdict by Tuesday, SC to Centre

The Supreme Court has told the Centre to file an affidavit on the steps it proposes to take in framing a scheme to implement the Cauvery Waters verdict. It has also asked Karnataka to take instructions on the release of 2

Wednesday, May 02

Congress asks BJP to clarify stand on Jinnah

New Delhi, May 2: The Congress on Wednesday (May 2) asked the BJP to clear its stand on Muhammad Ali Jinnah and say whether they consider him a patriot as some of its leaders have claimed. "BJP leaders like

Watch: Dust-storm hits Delhi and other parts of North India

A dust storm hit Delhi-NCR on Wednesday evening which threw normal life out of gear as visibility dropped to very low levels till the storm persisted. Normal life was in many places of Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh, were also

J Dey murder case verdict: Chhota Rajan convicted, Jigna Vora acquitted

A special Mumbai court on Wednesday convicted underworld gangster Chhota Rajan and 9 others in the murder case of Mid-Day crime reporter Jyotirmoy Dey. However, Jigna Vora, a fellow journalist, who was alleged to have instigated Rajan against Dey was....

SC takes suo-motu cognisance of lady official who was killed on duty at Himachal

The Supreme Court has taken suo-moto cognisance of the horrific case in which a lady official was killed while carrying out a demolition driver in Himachal Pradesh. The court said that it was a grave incident and would look into the

Tuesday, May 01

SRMJEE Result 2018 for BTech declared, how to check

The SRMJEE Result 2018 for BTech has been declared. The results are available on the official website. SRM University had organised the Joint Engineering Entrance Examination (SRM JEEE) 2018 from 16th to 30th April 2018 for candidates seeking admiss....

Fakir Mohan University, Odisha plus 3 final result declared

The Fakir Mohan University, Odisha plus 3 final result has been declared. The results are available on the official website. The University has released the toppers list in every discipline. After downloading the +3 final University result students ....