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Friday, November 16

Rahul targets PM on note-ban, Rafale as campaign reaches peak

Seoni/Sagar/Mandla (MP), Nov 16: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Friday said the land acquired for industrialists will be returned to original owners if his party comes to power in Madhya Pradesh and attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisat....

Delhi CM Kejriwal supports Andhra Pradesh decision on CBI

New Delhi, Nov 16: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal Friday supported the Chandrababu Naidu government's move to withdraw the "general consent" accorded to the CBI to conduct raids and carry out investigations in Andhra Pradesh. [Andhra decision ....

Thursday, November 15

J&K: Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist arrested in Pulwama, case registered

Srinagar, Nov 15: Jammu and Kashmir Police and security forces on Thursday apprehended a terrorist of terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen identified as Rafeeq Ahmed Bhat at Lassipora-Achan Axis in Pulwama district, Jammu and Kashmir. [Army hits a double....

Rafale issue: 'Modi government lies again', tweets Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 15: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of compromising national interest on the Rafale issue. He also alleged that the latest skeleton to tumble out of the "Rafale cupboard" is that there i....

Wednesday, November 14

'Goa CM Manohar Parrikar‘s condition is stable'

Panaji, Nov 15: Manohar Parrikar‘s condition is stable, a government official said on Wednesday while claiming that the Goa Chief Minister is recovering. The statement came over speculation on social media that his condition was deteriorating. ....

Andhra Pradesh gets state emblem post bifurcation

Amaravati, Nov 14: Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday finalised its new emblem for official use, after the state bifurcation in 2014. It has been issued in three colours - multi-colour, blue and black and white. The State Emblem

After GSAT-29, ISRO aims high with plan to launch 22 missions in 2019

Sriharikota, Nov 14: Going full throttle on its operational capabilities, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is taking concrete steps towards scaling up its operations. It prepares to launch 22 missions in 2019, while setting a target of 5....

Tuesday, November 13

Why PM is mum on corruption charges against Raman Singh: Rahul Gandhi

Raigarh (Chhattisgarh), Nov 13: Congress chief Rahul Gandhi asked Tuesday why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was silent on charges of corruption against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and his family. ['I don't lie, I don't have a reputation o....

Nehru's precious legacy is being undermined daily: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Nov 13: Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the Nehruvian legacy was being "undermined" by those presently in power who have "contempt" for the country's first prime minister for all that he did to build an India

SC declines urgent hearing on plea alleging Centre's interference in RBI's functioning

New Delhi, Nov 13: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to accord urgent hearing on a petition alleging interference by the Centre in the functioning of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). [RBI Governor Urjit Patel met PM Modi

Narendra Modi leaves for Singapore to attend East India summit

New Delhi, Nov 13: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday left for Singapore. He is on a two-day visit to the country to participate in the ASEAN-India and East Asia Summits. He will also participate in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnershi....

Monday, November 12

SC to hear pleas of Sonia, Rahul in Income Tax case today

New Delhi, Nov 12: The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Tuesday the petitions filed by Congress President Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia Gandhi challenging the Delhi High Court order refusing to give them relief in a case of

Govt warns Twitter of strict action if it fails to curb hate messages on microblogging site

New Delhi, Nov 12: The government on Monday said Twitter's response to content take-down requests sent via legal channels was slow and inadequate, and told its senior executives that it must set up a 24x7 escalation mechanism or face legal consequenc....

Considering edit button but can't rush it, says Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey

New Delhi, Nov 12: Twitteratis have been asking for an edit button for the longest time. But that may still be some time away as the company does not want to "rush it" and will take a considered view of a

RBI Governor Urjit Patel met PM Modi on Nov 9 amid govt’s face-off with central bank: Report

New Delhi, Nov 12: RBI Governor Urjit Patel is believed to have met Prime Minister Narendra Modi last week in a bid to work out a solution on contentious issues that have been flash point between the central bank and the

Sunday, November 11

Arun Jaitley slams GST 'critics' day after Raghuram Rajan's remark

New Delhi, Nov 11: The GST implementation was a "monumental reform" which had disruptionist impact on growth only for two quarters, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday, hitting out at "critics and cynics" who blame it for hurting the GD....

Upendra Kushwaha attacks Nitish Kumar amid reports of RLSP MLA joining JD(U)

Patna, Nov 11: Union minister Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday launched a scathing attack on Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar amid reports that both of RLSP's MLAs in Bihar are set to join the JD(U). Referring to past incidents of RJD and

Friday, November 09

Kerala HC disqualifies IUML MLA KM Shaji

Kochi, Nov 9: The Kerala High Court on Friday declared as invalid the election of Indian Union Muslim League MLA K M Shaji on a plea claiming that he indulged in a communal campaign, amounting to corrupt practices, to win the

Dilli Gupshup: Union minister's separate Diwali party for Khas and Aam journalists

New Delhi, Nov 9: Diwali get-to-gathers have different hues with some for Aam and Khas journalists while some other missing the Khas guests. The controversy over RBI is getting murkier which might lead to removal of the RBI governor but a

Army gets new artillery guns; K9 Vajra, M-777 howitzers inducted

New Delhi, Nov 9: In what would significantly bolster India's attacking capability, the Indian Army on Friday (November 9) inducted three major artillery gun systems, including the M777 A2 Ultra Light Howitzers, K-9 Vajra self-propelled gun and a 'Co....

Thursday, November 08

J&K: 3 councillors join BJP

Jammu, Nov 8: Three councillors in Lakhanpur Municipal Council and Nagariparole Municipal Council along with their followers joined the BJP Thursday in Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district. Those who joined the BJP included Surmu Din of Lakhanpur Mun....

Chief Minister's fate to be sealed in the first phase of Chhattisgarh elections

New Delhi, Nov 8: Stakes are very high for the leaders of the Congress and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on seven seats in the first phase of elections in Chhattisgarh. Elections on 18 seats will be held in the

Wednesday, November 07

Diwali 2018: BSF, Pakistan Rangers exchange sweets at Attari-Wagah border

Attari (Amritsar), Nov 7: The Border Security Force (BSF) and the Pakistani Rangers exchanged sweets and greetings on the occasion of Diwali at the Attari-Wagah border on Wednesday, officials said. The BSF gifted sweets to the Pakistani Rangers and

Row erupts over Tamil movie ‘Sarkar', TN minister says film has ‘political motive'

Chennai, Nov 7: Tamil Nadu Information and Publicity Minister Kadambur Raju has demanded cuts in the Tamil movie Sarkar, alleging that some scenes in the film show AIADMK government led by late J Jayalalithaa in poor light. Vijay starrer Sarkar, whic....

Tuesday, November 06

Rizvi writes to PM over ram Temple issue, asks to keep Sunni Waqf Board out of the matter

New Delhi, Nov 6: Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Syed Waseem Rizvi has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya. The letter says that Sunni Muslims does not have any

Maneka Ji can't ask for my resignation, it is for CM to decide: Sudhir Mungantiwar

Mumbai, Nov 6: The war of words between Maneka Gandhi and Sudhir Mungantiwar over the killing of tigress Avni seems to have escalated to a new level with the Maharashtra Minister now saying that the Union Minister cannot ask for his

Monday, November 05

Karnataka By-Election Results 2018: Counting of votes for 3 Lok Sabha, 2 Assembly seats today

Bengaluru, Nov 6: The counting of votes in three Lok Sabha and two assembly constituencies for Karnataka bypolls 2018 will begin on Tuesday. Polling in Karnataka took place on Saturday for three Lok Sabha constituencies - Shivamogga, Mandya and Raman....

Delhi: Over 3,800 kgs of fire crackers seized ahead of Diwali

New Delhi, Nov 5: Amid a massive crackdown on illegal sale of firecrackers in Delhi, which is reeling under severe pollution, the city police have seized over 3,500 kg of firecrackers since October 23 and arrested 26 persons for storing them wit....

Sabarimala row: All policewomen deployed are above 50-yrs; IG says eligibility was criteria not age

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 5: The gates of Sabarimala temple reopened for a special pooja on Monday amid unprecedented security and all the women police officials deployed near the hill shrine complex were above the age of 50. At least 15 policewomen ag....

Sunday, November 04

Information panel sends notice to RBI chief over wilful defaulters' list

New Delhi, Nov 4: The Central Information Commission has issued a show-cause notice to RBI Governor Urjit Patel for "dishonouring" a Supreme Court judgment on disclosure of willful defaulters' list. The CIC has also asked the Prime Minister's Office,....

Will play 'key role' in forming new Madhya Pradesh government: BSP

Bhopal, Nov 4: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has said it will play a key role in the formation of the next government in Madhya Pradesh as it expects a fractured verdict in the November 28 assembly polls. Madhya Pradesh BSP

Saturday, November 03

Religious and spiritual leaders posing threat to BJP in Madhya Pradesh

New Delhi, Nov 3: Political battleground in Madhya Pradesh is witnessing several fringe players trying to come to the fore but will they be able to make any mark or not could only be told after elections of the Madhya Pradesh Assembly

Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: Congress releases list of candidates for 155 seats

Bhopal, Nov 3: A day after reportedly intra-party rift, Congress released the list of candidates for 155 seats for the upcoming Assembly Elections in Madhya Pradesh. Congress is reportedly in the midst of an intra-party rift over the distributi....

Friday, November 02

Bihar: Tej Pratap Yadav files for divorce from Aishwarya Rai

Patna, Nov 2: Former Bihar minister and son of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav, Tej Pratap Yadav has filed for divorce from his wife Aishwarya Rai. Yashwant Kumar Sharma,Tej Pratap Yadav's advocate, said, "They couldn't get along. The application u....

Weather forecast for Nov 3: As Northeast Monsoon arrives, rains to intensify in Chennai

New Delhi, Nov 2: Here is the weather forecast for Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai on November 3. Bengaluru: Since past many days weather of Karnataka was almost dry. Although Northeast Monsoon has commenced but it has only given

Thursday, November 01

Assam: 5 people killed by ULFA in Tinsukia district

Guwahati, Nov 1: Five persons were killed by United Liberation Front of Assam (ULFA) terrorists in Bishnoimukh village near Dhola-Sadiya bridge in Tinsukia district on Thursday. Three members of a family were among the five killed while two others

Mizoram polls: Congress releases manifesto, promises laptops to students

Aizawl, Nov 1: The Congress on Thursday released its manifesto for the upcoming Mizoram Assembly polls on Thursday and promised to provide free laptops to students who have cleared Class 10 and above if it returns to power in the state.

Jammu and Kashmir: BJP's state secretary Anil Parihar, his brother shot dead in Kishtwar

Kishtwar, Nov 1: BJP's state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother were shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar on Thursday.  BJP State President Ravinder Raina, said, "BJP J&K secretary Anil Parihar and his brother were shot by terrori....

Congress accuses the government of hobnobbing with sand mafia in Rajasthan

New Delhi, Nov 1: The Congress is making illegal mining in Rajasthan an issue in the forthcoming Assembly elections by saying that due to connivance with the government, mining mafia are bolstered in the state. On one hand attack on the