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Saturday, June 30

Woman, daughter booked for sexual assault on 17 year old boy

Shimla, July 1: A Nepalese woman and her daughter have been booked for alleged sexual assault on a 17-year-old boy for over three months in Himachal Pradesh's Solan district, police said on Friday. The district's Additional Superintendent of Police S....

Yes, they are in touch with us, want us to join BJP says Karnataka minister

Bengaluru, July 1: A day after state BJP President B S Yeddyurappa claimed that several leaders from Congress and JD(S) were ready to join his party, Karnataka Municipality and Local Bodies Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi said people from the saffron party....

BJP attacks Congress after Vijay Mallya retweets Rahul Gandhi's post

New Delhi, June 30: The BJP on Saturday took a swipe at the Congress after fugitive liquor baron Vijay Mallya re-posted a tweet of Rahul Gandhi, terming it as support of a "maha thug" (big cheat) for a 'maha gathbandhan' (grand

At least I believe my ancestors were not apes: Satypal Singh

New Delhi, June 30: Union minister Satyapal Singh on Saturday stood by his claim that Charles Darwin's theory of evolution of man was "scientifically wrong" and said that as a science student, he believes that his "ancestors were not apes". {image-sa....

CBI summons director of AirAsia India for questioning

New Delhi, June 30: The CBI has summoned R Venkataramanan, the Director of AirAsia India, on July 3 for questioning in connection with alleged corruption in attempts to get international operations clearances from the government, sources said. ....

Now, woman commandos to fight against stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, June 30: The issue of stone pelting has been a major cause of concern in the terror-ravaged state of Jammu and Kashmir for the past few years. While stone pelters are mostly civilians who resort to throwing stones at security forces

Friday, June 29

Jio tops 4G download speed; Idea in upload speed in April 2018

New Delhi, Jun 29: Reliance Jio has topped the chart of fastest 4G telecom operators with an average peak download speed of 19 megabit per second (mbps) on its network while Idea Cellular registered highest upload speed in April, according to

Delhi HC restrains DMRC employees from going on strike tomorrow

The Delhi High Court has restrained Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) employees from going on strike tomorrow. Delhi Govt is of the view that all genuine demands of the employees should be accepted and is equally committed to ensure

Will Rahul Gandhi’s late entry into protest against tree cutting in Delhi save the green cover?

New Delhi, June 29: Recently, we saw Delhi residents, including a large number of children, took to the streets to protest against the cutting of thousands of trees to build flats for government employees. The protest--called as Delhi's Chipko M....

Witness in Daati Maharaj rape case receives 'threats'

Gurgaon, June 30: One of the witnesses in the rape case against self-styled godman Daati Maharaj has lodged a police complaint, alleging that he had received threats from the associates of the former. In his complaint, Sachin Jain, a

Thursday, June 28

In view of elections in three states and Lok Sabha polls, BJP trains functionaries of 29 departments

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has conducted a meeting of functionaries of 29 departments and projects constituted by party president Amit Shah. This is part of the ongoing Pt. Deendayal Upadhyay Prashikshan Mahabhiyan. The meeting is si....

Aircel Maxis case: ‘Sensitive Materials’ in secret memo prompted SC to allow probe against ED office

A confidential memo signed by a senior officer of the Cabinet Secretariat, containing "very sensitive materials", has prompted the Supreme Court to give a free hand to the Centre to look into the "serious" allegations against ED's Joint Director Raje....

How is Surgical Strike video exploiting people's sentiments in party's favour: Swamy asks Congress

The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Subramanian Swamy on Thursday hit back at Congress saying that how Surgical Strike video was exploiting people's sentiments in BJP's favour?. "Just because they (Congress) can't produce such videos, because there's....

Cracks in BJP-JD(U) alliance in Bihar: Does Nitish deserve one more chance to rejoin Lalu camp?

Patna, June 28: Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) president and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar shares a love-hate relationship with his friend-turned-foe and Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav. Since Lalu has been recuperating at a hos....

Wednesday, June 27

Former LS speaker Somnath Chatterjee admitted to hospital, condition critical

Former Lok Sabha speaker and former member of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Somnath Chatterjee was admitted to the hospital due to cerebral attack, as per reports by the news agency ANI. He was admitted to Belle Vue hospital. {image-somnathc....

PM appreciates progress made under Saubhagya Yojana during PRAGATI meeting

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired his twenty-seventh interaction through PRAGATI - the ICT-based, multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. The 26th PRAGATI meetings so far have seen a cumul....

IT department gets tough, attaches benami property worth Rs 43 billion

In a major crackdown, the Income Tax department has attached over 1,500 unaccounted properties across the country. The value is estimated at Rs 43 billion. The action comes within a year of the revised benami legislation. A report in

AIADMK disqualification plea: Case will be heard by new judge of Madras HC says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has refused to transfer the case of disqualification against the T T V Dhinakaran. A petition was filed seeking to transfer the case from the Madras High Court to the Supreme Court. The court however assigned

Tuesday, June 26

Hizbul Mujahideen \"assures\" Amarnath pilgrims' safety

Srinagar, June 26: A new audio, purportedly released by Hizbul Mujahideen, has surfaced here assuring Amarnath pilgrims they have nothing to fear as long as they visit Kashmir only to fulfil their religious duties. The voice is purportedly that

I will not remain patient, says Uma Bharti on Ram temple issue

Ayodhya, Jun 26: Union minister Uma Bharti today said she cannot remain patient on the Ayodhya issue and demanded construction of a Ram temple at the earliest, a day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged Hindu seers to be

Which Emergency is more dangerous: declared or undeclared? BJP, Congress fight over it

New Delhi, June 26: As the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) observed the 43rd anniversary of the Emergency, imposed by then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, the Congress attacked the saffron party with "Prime Minister Narendra Modi's undeclared Emergen....

Emergency was 'darkest period', it should become part of curriculum: Venkaiah Naidu

Terming the 'Emergency' as the 'darkest period' in Indian democracy, Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has said that people need to be educated about it and it should, in fact, be made part of the curriculum. On Monday, India observed

Monday, June 25

Modi to hard-sell govt works to businessmen today

Mumbai, Jun 24: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will apprise the industry captains of the works being done by his administration and seek their inputs to increase investments, a senior government official said today. "We are making a presentation to

Sushma Swaraj holds talks with UAE FM; leaders vow to consolidate ties

New Delhi, Jun 25: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held talks with UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan and discussed ways to consolidate the relationship between the two countries across several sectors. Abdullah, who ar....

Aircel-Maxis case: SC to hear Subramanian Swamy's plea tomorrow

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear tomorrow a fresh plea of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy seeking to implead himself as a party in a petition filed against an Enforcement Directorate officer probing the Aircel-Maxis deal case. A

‘Stay home folks. No need to show your dedication to your boss’: It’s pouring fun in Mumbai

Mumbai, June 25: As usual monsoon rains created havoc in the country's commercial capital, Mumbai, on Monday. Television visuals showed waterlogged streets and railway tracks in various parts of the city as the meteorological department predicte....

Sunday, June 24

CPI(M) asks cadres to organise protests against polarisation

New Delhi, Jun 24: The CPI(M) central committee on Sunday asked its units across India to organise protests against the BJP-led central government, alleging that the four-year rule of the dispensation has seen "unprecedented" attacks on people's live....

J&K: Two over the ground Hizbul Mujahideen workers arrested, grenade recovered

Two over-ground workers of terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen were arrested and a live grenade was recovered from them in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district on Sunday, said reports. The two have been identified as Amin Ahmad Sofi, a resident of Cha....

In new online magazine, Lashkar says 2018 will be tough for Indian forces

The Lashkar-e-Tayiba has launched its new online magazine, Wyeth in which it speaks of tough times in Kashmir this year. Describing the Kashmir battle as the common man's struggle, the magazine says that this year would be a tough one for

Ministerial powers for Governor’s advisers in J&K

Governor of Kashmir, N N Vohra has allocated departments to his advisers. They would exercise ministerial powers by heading the respective departments they have been allocated. The Governor had appointed B B Vyas and K Vijay Kumar as advisers after t....

Saturday, June 23

Chidambaram rejects Jaitley's charge against Rahul Gandhi

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram rejected the BJP's charge that 'jehadis' and Maoists have earned party president Rahul Gandhi's sympathy and said that the Congress was stoutly opposed to the two groups. Taking to Twitter, he said that the

Legal notice to Virushka over littering viral video

Arhaan Singh, the man who was pulled by Anushka Sharma for littering on the street of Mumbai, has sent a legal notice to the actress and her husband Virat Kohli for shaming him and posting his video on the social media.

Kanha tiger in good health says Odisha minister

A male Royal Bengal Tiger, which was translocated from Kanha Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh to Odishas Satkosia in Angul district, was doing well, the Odisha government has said. "Despite the tiger's 24-hour journey covering about 500 km from

Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir was operating on Amarnath Yatra route

On Friday, four terrorists were killed in Kashmir. Following the encounter, the security agencies said that they were part of the Islamic State, Jammu and Kashmir or the ISJK. The encounter took place just a few days before the

Friday, June 22

29 leaders in 29 states to hullabaloo to commemorate emergency imposed by Congress

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) plans to observe June 26, 2018 as the Black Day across the country to commemorate imposition of emergency in the country that had curtailed rights and free speech in the country. However,

AgustaWestland scam: Italy refuses to extradite middleman Carlo Gerosa

Italy on Friday refused to extradite European middleman Carlo Valentino Gerosa to India in connection with the UPA-era Rs 3,727 crore VVIP chopper scam. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had in November submitted the request for extradition ....

BJP leader calls Rahul Gandhi ‘mand-buddhi ’, says Congress chief too old to learn in life

New Delhi, June 22: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and supporters always love to "mock" Congress president Rahul Gandhi. Over the years, they have strategically built a narrative where they have tried to portray the scion of the....

Saifuddin Soz flayed for 'Kashmir independence' remark; 'Become Musharaff's servant' says Shiv Sena

Congress leader Saifuddin Soz has stirred a hornet's nest by backing former Pakistan president and military chief Pervez Musharaff's statement that 'first choice of Kashmiris is independence'. Soz said that Musharaff's statement was true 'then and ev....

Thursday, June 21

Amit Shah to felicitate ‘MISA Vasi’ on June 26

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party president Amit Shah is so per-occupied in making strategy for 2019 Lok Sabha elections that despite the party seeking time for Yoga Day in Delhi and a programme at Kota in Rajasthan, he could not spare

India, US to hold two-plus-two talks on July 6 in Washington

Secretary of State Michael R Pompeo and Secretary of Defense James Mattis will host Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and Minister of Defense Nirmala Sitharaman in Washington for the inaugural US-India 2+2 Dialogue on July 6. The meetin....

Wednesday, June 20

BJP to assess repercussions of J&K decision with its Martyr Day programme in Jammu

New Delhi: Amid recent developments in Jammu and Kashmir, emboldened Bharatiya Janata Party workers likely to organise a roadshow from Jammu airport to district convention center in its attempt to show its strength to the rival political parties incl....

BJP to organise its first big rally in Purulia where TMC workers allegedly killed two BJP workers

New Delhi: West Bengal seems to be the new destination for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) from where the party is not only expecting to make a major breakthrough but also working hard to create an environment in which the party

J&K: 'Governor's rule will not affect our operations', says Army chief General Bipin Rawat

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that the imposition of Governor's rule in the valley will not affect the security operations in any way. Speaking to media,'' Rawat said,''We only stopped our operations during Ramzan. But, we

RK Nagar by-polls: Madras HC upholds TTV Dinakaran's win, says,'leader’s victory is valid'

The Madras High Court on Wednesday upheld TTV Dinakaran's win in the RK Nagar by-polls. The court said that the leader's victory is valid. The petitioner had sought a court direction to the EC to suspend the bypoll results

Tuesday, June 19

BJP-PDP break up: Vohra writes to President Kovind for imposition of Guv's rule in J&K

Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra has forwarded his report to President Ram Nath Kovind for imposition of Governor's Rule under Section 92 of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. "The governor received a letter by fax, jointly signed

Afternoon call from J&K governor NN Vohra ended Mehbooba's CM tenure

Mehbooba Mufti's tenure as Jammu and Kashmir chief minister came to an abrupt end on Tuesday with a call from governor N N Vohra, who informed her that the BJP had pulled out of its alliance with the PDP, officials said.

Sunday, June 17

Kejriwal feeling isolated, seeking support from everywhere: Congress

The Congress on Sunday defended its decision to not join other opposition parties in supporting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over his standoff with Delhi LG Anil Baijal , calling the AAP leader's "dharna in an air-conditioned room" a "drama", and a....

AAP-LG faceoff: Subramanian Swamy calls Kejriwal ‘naxalite'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy has called Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal a Naxalite. Swamy also slammed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandra....

Daring operation: Navy prevents vessel from drifting into Bangladesh

In a daring and complex operation, a Sea King 42C helicopter winched down a Marco officer on a merchant vessel on fire to arrest its drift towards the International Maritime Border Line with Bangladesh. MV SSL Kolkata was abandoned by its

Girl killed for refusing to read holy book: HC order expedition of probe

The Bombay High Court has directed the city police to expedite its probe into the death of a girl, allegedly killed by her relatives for refusing to read a holy book and offer prayers. The court in its order passed yesterday

Saturday, June 16

'There is a constitutional crisis in Delhi', says Mamata as 4 CMs back Kejriwal

In what can be seen as a move to back Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who has locked horns with LG Anil Baijal, the Chief Ministers of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal met in the national capital today (June

In a courageous operation, Navy anchors burning merchant vessel SSL Kolkata

New Delhi: In a complex and courageous operation, a Seaking 42 C helicopter from the Eastern Naval Command winched down one Marco officer on the ill-fated merchant vessel SSL Kolkata which had been on fire since the last two days and

Unke (BJP) DNA mein khot hai ’: Congress veteran Kamal Nath joins ‘hate speech’ brigade

Bhopal, June 16: Hate speeches by politicians have become the new normal of our times. Joining the "hate speech" brigade is none other than Congress veteran Kamal Nath. Nath, who is also the Madhya Pradesh Congress president, in his attempt to t....

2 Pakistani nationals arrested by BSF in Samba sector

Two Pakistani nationals were arrested by Border Security Force (BSF) in Samba Sector, Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday. One is 22-year-old and another 31-year-old. The BSF is yet to give details about the arrested Pakistanis. Meanwhile, following conti....

Friday, June 15

Modi chairs high-level meeting on Kashmir

New Delhi, Jun 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is chairing a high-level meeting on the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir in which a decision on extending the ceasefire could be taken, officials said. The meeting is being attended

Video of army jawan Aurangzeb being interrogated before being killed surfaces

Srinagar, Jun 15: A video of Army rifleman Aurangzeb, understood to have been shot moments before his killing, surfaced today in which he was seen being interrogated by the militants about encounters in which he had participated, officials said on Fr....

Now, Indian Railways to hire 'undercover agents' to keep a close eye on services quality

In order to improve its services, the Indian Railways is considering deployment of "undercover agents" to check for any flaws and monitor its services. These undercover men will be dressed in plain clothes and act as passengers at station

Parrikar returns to India: Starts his day with visit to Mahalaxmi Temple

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar visited Mahalaxmi Temple in Panaji, a day after he returned from USA, where he was undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment. The chief minister has been in the US for treatment of a pancreatic ailment since

RIP Shujaat Bukhari: The journalist who put profession before self

Shujaat Bhukari joined the long list of brave journalists who laid down his life on the job. Threats were nothing new to the journalist, who was in a ghastly act of cowardice shot down by terrorists on Thursday. His killing has

Thursday, June 14

Amarnath Yatra: Rajnath Singh to convene meeting on security arrangements

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh is likely to convene a meeting on security arrangements for the upcoming Amarnath Yatra that commences from June 28, reports ANI. Singh reviewed the security arrangements for the Amaranth Yatra during his two-day vi....

10 killed, 28 injured due to thunderstorm in Uttar Pradesh

At least 10 people died and 28 others injured in Uttar Pradesh after thunderstorm lashed the region on Wednesday. Six people died in Sitapur, three in Gonda and one person succumbed in Faizabad. According to IMD, strong dust raising

Wednesday, June 13

Madhya Pradesh: Cow protection chief Swami Akhileshwaranand elevated to Cabinet rank

Madhya Pradesh Cow Protection Board chairperson Swami Akhileshwaranand has been elevated to the cabinet rank. He was apparently unhappy on being put at par with Computer Baba and Yogendra Mahant. In April, five Hindu religious and spiritual figures ....

Incessant rains trigger flash floods in Manipur, Assam

The northeastern states have been recording good rains for some time. In fact, The Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram as well as Tripura have witnessed a few spells of heavy rains as well. However, due to the incessant rain for the last few

Tuesday, June 12

BJP worker thrashed in Jayanagar a day before counting

A BJP worker from Bengaluru's Jayanagar area was assaulted by unknown persons on Tuesday. The assaulted individual, Dheeraj, is undergoing treatment Rajashekar hospital, as per the latest report. This incident comes a day before counting of votes fo....

Top opposition leaders, ex-presidents to attend Rahul's Iftar

Former presidents Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil, ex-vice president Hamid Ansari and several opposition leaders are likely to attend an Iftar being hosted by Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday. Gandhi has invited a host of opposition ....

Karnataka: Incessant rains affect traffic in Charmudi ghat

Traffic movement has been affected on Bangalore-Mangalore highway after a landslide in Charmudi ghat on Tuesday. Portion of the mountain has collapsed in nine places in the Charmudi that due to incessant rains. People travelling from Bangalore to Dh....

Bitcoin scam: No evidence found against Raj Kundra

No concrete evidence has been found against Businessman and actor Shilpa Shetty's husband Raj Kundra in Crypto Currency fraud case. On Monday, the cyber cell filed a 4,000-page supplementary chargesheet in the court of special judge (MPID Act) R

Sunday, June 10

Telangana TS ICET result 2018 delayed, check expected date

The Telangana TS ICET result 2018 will be declared soon. The results once declared will be available on the official website. The results were to be declared on June 10 at 2 pm. However the results were delayed. The

Monsoon update: Heavy rain batters west coast, fishermen advised not to venture into high seas

The state of Maharashtra, particularly the coastal parts have seen some intense showers in the past 24 hours, as Monsoon 2018 has made an onset over most parts of Maharashtra. [Weather forecast for June 11: On and off rains to continue

Monday, June 04

Pranab Mukherjee at RSS event: Decision is not desirable for country, says Moily

Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily on Monday said that former President Pranab Mukherjee must realise that his very gesture of attending the RSS convention will make a difference. "The very gesture of attending (RSS event) will make a difference

Haryana: 100 Dalits convert to Buddhism after 113 days of protest

Around 100 Dalits from Haryana's Jind district converted to Buddhism after 113 days of protest for justice did not deliver justice to the community. The community members said the state government didn't fulfill their demands of an ordinance in SC/ST....

Sunday, June 03

Nitish Kumar face of NDA in Bihar, says JD(U) leader after core committee meeting

The JD(U) core committee met here on Sunday ahead of a meeting of the National Democratic Alliance scheduled later this week, after which a senior party leader said Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is the face of the NDA in Bihar. {image-nitish-kumar-01-1....

Rebel leaders like George Fernandes are needed all the time: Advani

BJP veteran L K Advani on Sunday said "rebel leaders" such as George Fernandes are needed all the time because no country can progress without them. He made the remarks at the launch of a website on George Fernandes

Police order probe into fake quote of Kairana MP, Tabassum

The police in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district has ordered a probe into a complaint by newly-elected Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) MP from Kairana Tabassum Hasan regarding a fake quote of her posted on social media. Hasan has filed the complaint

Jats accuse BJP-led Haryana government of betraying community

Jat community members in Haryana threatened to oppose programmes attended by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and his ministers for not implementing quota in government jobs and education and not withdrawing cases filed in connection with the 2016 ....

Saturday, June 02

Shimla water crisis: Schools to remain closed from June 4-8

The schools in Shimla, which is reeling under severe water crisis, would remain closed from June 4 to June 8 and would instead remain open on during annual monsoon break which is scheduled for July, said an order by the Himachal

Mayawati hands over bungalow to UP govt, maintains that it's Kanshi Ram's memorial

BSP Chief Mayawati on Saturday handed over the charge of the bungalow at 13A, Mall Avenue, Lucknow, to the Uttar Pradesh government, days after Supreme Court directed former chief ministers to vacate their government accomodation. Mayawati has now sh....

600 nurses demanding pay hike arrested

Over 600 nurses, who were on strike for the last two weeks to demand pay scale revision and promotions, were arrested here today after they defied a government order to resume duty. As many as 607 nurses were arrested as

BJP leaders says farmers's strike 'unnecessary'

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders called the 10-day nationwide strike called by farmers' associations 'unnecessary', and denied farmers participation across the country. The farmers strike entered the second day today. Haryana CM Manohar Lal ....

Friday, June 01

Even Mahatma Gandhi acknowledged RSS' positive values: Naidu

Even Mahatma Gandhi had acknowledged the "positive values" propagated by the RSS, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday against the backdrop of a controversy over former president Pranab Mukherjee accepting an invite of the Sangh to address ....

Centre forms Cauvery Water Management Authority

The Centre today constituted the Cauvery Water Management Authority in compliance with a Supreme Court order to address the water dispute involving the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry. A notification by the Water Resources Min....

FIR against actor Duniya Vijay for obstructing police

An FIR has been filed against actor Duniya Vijay for obstructing the police from arresting P Sundar Gowda, the producer of Kannada movie Maasti Gudi. The actor has been booked over one-and-a-half years after the Maasti Gudi tragedy led to the

Chanda Kochhar has not been asked to go on leave, clarifies ICICI bank

The ICICI bank on Friday (June 1) rubbished the reports that CEO Chanda Kochhar has been asked to go on a leave in the wake of a probe into alleged conflict of interest over loans made to Videocon Group. ICICI Bank