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Sunday, September 22

Biggest reason behind terrorism in Kashmir are Article 370 and Article 35A: Rajnath Singh

New Delhi, Sep 22: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday dared Pakistan to send terrorists to Kashmir now that the situation there has changed. Singh said that terrorism left Kashmir bleeding and termed Article 370 as a ‘lacerating wound'. "....

Ideology of promoting Hindi, Hinduism dangerous: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, Sep 22: Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said that the BJP's ideology of promoting Hindi, Hinduism and Hindustan is "dangerous" for our country. "We need to carry on the three-language formula," he said. Tharoor, who is

Saturday, September 21

Modi's goal of USD 5 trillion economy: \"Completely doable\", says Goyal

New Delhi, Sep 21: Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said the target of making India USD 5 trillion economy is achievable and that all the stakeholders need to work together to meet this objective. The commerce and industry minister

Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea rejected

Kolkata, Sep 21: An Alipore Court on Saturday rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by former Kolkata Police Commissioner Rajeev Kumar. Kumar on Friday filed an anticipatory bail plea in the Alipore district and sessions court. IPS officer Rajee....

Friday, September 20

GST Council cuts tax rate on hotel room tariffs; gives relief to outdoor catering

New Delhi, Sep 20: The GST Council on Friday cut tax rate on hotel room tariffs, a move aimed at giving a boost to the hospitality sector. The GST (goods and services tax) rate on hotel rooms with tariffs of up

Mufti’s daughter writes to Centre on behalf of mother, seeks info on number of arrests

Srinagar, Sep 20: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti has asked the government to provide details about people detained since August 5, including children and women, and those who are lodged in jails outside the state. Mufti,

Thursday, September 19

India not invited by Pak for cultural event under Shanghai summit

New Delhi, Sep 19: India was not invited for the cultural event organised by Pakistan on Thursday under the aegis of a Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) military drill in Russia, Army sources said. This year's Exercise TSENTR 2019 is

ED raids Trinamool Congress MP KD Singh's premises in money laundering case

Kolkata, Sep 19: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday conducted searches at properties linked to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP KD Singh in connection with a money laundering case, officials said. The raids in Delhi and Chandigarh came at a time

Wednesday, September 18

India slams Pak for denying overflight clearance to Modi's plane to US

New Delhi, Sep 18: India on Wednesday hit out at Pakistan for denying overflight clearance to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's VVIP plane for his upcoming visit to the US, saying Islamabad should reflect upon its decision to deviate from well-establish....

‘Howdy economy doin, Mr. Modi,’ Rahul asks ahead of Prime Minister’s Houston event

New Delhi, Sep 18: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday took a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the state of the economy, saying it seems that it is not too good. He took to Twitter to say

Maharashtra Elections: Shiv Sena urges EC to hike poll expenditure limit

Mumbai, Sep 18: With the assembly elections in Maharashtra drawing closer, the Shiv Sena on Wednesday urged the Election Commission of India (ECI) to raise the poll expenditure limit per candidate from the existing Rs 28 lakh to Rs 70 lakh.

‘Missing’ Delhi elephant Laxmi found, mahout Saddam arrested after two months on the run

New Delhi, Sep 18: A two-month, nationwide search for an elephant that was illegally whisked away by its mahout ended before dawn on September 18 when authorities found it hiding in plain sight - near the banks of Yamuna river in

WB CM Mamata bumps into PM Modi's wife at Kolkata airport, gifts her sari before flying to meet him

Kolkata, Sep 18: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee came face to face with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife Jashodaben at the Kolkata airport before flying to New Delhi on Tuesday. Both greeted each other. Mamata reportedly gifted Jashodab....

Chandrayaan-2 frenzy sends 'Rajnikant' up a pillar in Prayagraj, \"Won't come down till Vikram found

Lucknow, Sep 18: Even as the entire nation eagerly awaits an official report by the ISRO on Chandrayaan-2, a man is said to have climbed a pillar of New Yamuna Bridge in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, and reports say that Tamil superstar

Tuesday, September 17

Saffron-clad people committing rapes: Digvijaya Singh

Bhopal, Sep 17: Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday took an apparent dig at rape accused BJP leader Chinmayanand, saying some saffron-clad people were indulging in selling churan and committing rapes by defaming the Sanatan Dharma. Whil....

Relentlessly pursuing Zakir Naik extradition: India rebuts Malaysian PM’s statement

New Delhi, Sep 17: Union External Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said that India was in the process of working out an extradition request with Malaysia. "There is an extradition request for Zakir Naik. We want him back and that is

Sunday, September 15

J&K: Army destroys live mortar shell along LoC in Poonch

Jammu, Sept 15: A 120-mm mortar shell, fired by Pakistani forces, was destroyed by the Indian Army in a forward village near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, officials said. The

Haryana elections: 3 INLD leaders and one independent MLA join Congress

Chandigarh, Sep 15: With Haryana Assembly polls round the corner, three Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leaders and one Haryana independent MLA Jai Prakash on Sunday joined the Congress. Haryana Congress chief Kumari Selja, chairperson of the election....

Saturday, September 14

Akhilesh Yadav says cases against Azam Khan would be withdrawn if SP comes to power

Lucknow, Sep 14: All cases lodged against Rampur MP Azam Khan would be withdrawn if the Samajwadi Party comes to power, its president Akhilesh Yadav said on Saturday. According to a statement issued by the party, Yadav made these remarks at

Twitter on fire over Shah's Hindi pitch; #StopHindilmposition trends

 New Delhi, Sep 14: Union minister Amit Shah's Hindi language pitch has not down well with the non-Hindi speaking states and Twitter is buzzing with angry tweets. #StopHindilmposition and #StopHindiImperialism are the most trending topics on Twi....

Friday, September 13

Pakistan can get split into 5-6 parts, will not be on world map again: RSS leader Indresh Kumar

New Delhi, Sep 13: Senior RSS functionary Indresh Kumar on Friday said Pakistan is becoming weak day by day due to its internal conditions and several provinces want to break away from it. There are many provinces in

Relying on public money for four decades, UP CM, ministers will now have to pay own income tax

Lucknow, Sep 13: Uttar Pradesh Government on Friday passed an order stating that all ministers, including Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, will have to now pay their own income tax, which was earlier being paid by the state treasury. According

Thursday, September 12

NRC rolled out following 'non-discriminatory' process: MEA

New Delhi, Sep 12: The National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam was rolled out following a "non-discriminatory" process and nearly 19 lakh people left out of it will have adequate legal options to contest their exclusion, the Ministry of

MoD signs contract with Russian company to modernise radar, missile systems on P-15 class ships

New Delhi, Sept 12: The Ministry of Defence (MoD) on Thursday signed a contract with Russian defence company JSC Rosoboronexport to modernise the radar and missile systems that would enhance the air defence capability of the P-15 ships, according to

Wednesday, September 11

'New trafic fines too harsh, will not be implemented in Bengal': CM Mamata Banerjee

Kolkata, Sep 11: Describing the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019 that proposes higher fines for several traffic violations as 'very harsh', West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said that her government will not implement the ne....

India successfully test fires Man Portable Anti-tank Guided Missile

New Delhi, Sep 11: India on Friday successfully test fired Man Portable Anti Tank Guided Missile system from a firing range in Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh. This is the 3rd successful test firing of missile system which is being developed for Indian

Tuesday, September 10

Part of building collapses in Mumbai's Crawford market; 7 fire tenders on spot

Mumbai, Sep 10: A portion of a building has collapsed at Crawford Market in Mumbai, Maharashtra. Seven fire tenders have been rushed to the spot. More details awaited, reports ANI.

Defence Minister to visit France next month to take delivery of first Rafale

New Delhi, Sep 10: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is set to receive the first of 36 Rafale fighter jets in Paris on October 8 -- the foundation day of the Indian Air Force, government sources said on Tuesday. They said

Monday, September 09

Month after abrogation of Article 370, 8 Lashkar terrorists arrested in J&K's Sopore

Jammu, Sep 09: A month after the abrogation of Article 370, the Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday arrested eight persons linked to terror outfit Lashkar-e-Toiba in the Sopore district. Kashmir Zone Police said,'' Terror module of Lashkar-e-Taiba ou....

Babri Masjid Case: CBI moves Court for summoning Kalyan Singh

New Delhi, Sep 09: The CBI on Monday moved a special court in Lucknow trying the Babri masjid demolition conspiracy case involving former Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and other BJP stalwarts, for summoning Kalyan Singh to stand trial in

Sunday, September 08

6 ministers inducted into Telangana cabinet, including KCR's son, nephew

Hyderabad, Sep 08: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday expanded his 12-member cabinet by inducting six ministers, including his son K T Rama Rao and nephew T Harish Rao. Two women members including former Minister Sabitha Indra Red....

Explained: What is Article 371?

New Delhi, Sep 08: Amid apprehensions about Article 371, Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday re affirmed that the government has no plans to revoke the article that grants special provisions to the North-Eastern Region after Jammu and Kashmir were spli....

Congratulations to Modi govt on 100 days of ‘no development’: Rahul Gandhi

New Delhi, Sep 08: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Sunday took a dig at Narendra Modi government's 100 days in office. "Congratulations to the Modi govt on #100DaysNoVikas, the continued subversion of democracy, a firmer stranglehold on a s....

IFS officer Avtar Singh ends life in Bengaluru, suicide suspected

Bengluru, Sep 08: A 54-year-old Karnataka Indian Forest Service (IFS) officer, Avtar Singh, who was recently promoted, committed suicide at his flat in an apartment in Yelahanka New Town on Sunday. Avtar Singh was an IFS officer of 1990 batch. It

Friday, September 06

So close: All you need to know about the Vikram Lander

Bengaluru, Sep 07: Chandrayaan 2, India's unmanned spacecraft lost communication, before it was due to land on the moon. Chandrayaan 2 comprises three segments-the Orbiter, Vikram and Pragyan. Vikram separated from the Orbiter on September 2. The Vi....

Chandrayaan 2: Vikram Lander travelled 548 kilometres in parabolic path before losing contact

Bengaluru, Sep 07: The Orbiter component of the Chandrayaan 2 is doing fine and continues to communicate with the ISRO control room. The Vikram Lander and Pragyan rover were supposed to land on the moon and cary out experiments and observations

Chandrayaan-2, Gaganyaan, Space Station.... ISRO set to emerge as a major space power

Bengaluru, Sep 06: Perfect execution of Chandrayaan-2 will prove that ISRO can develop complex technologies and the success of next major technologically challenging mission Gaganyaan, would surely establish India as a major space power. ISRO has alr....

Watch: All you need to know about Pragyan rover's working

Bengaluru, Sep 06: Chandrayaan-2 comprises of three components -the Orbiter (weighing 2,379 kg), the lander Vikram (1,471 kg), and rover Pragyan (27 kg). Pragyan is the rover of Chandrayaan-2. Pragyan would communicate only with Vikram....

Thursday, September 05

Mother Dairy hikes cow milk price by Rs 2 per litre from Friday

New Delhi, Sep 05: Leading milk supplier Mother Dairy has increased price of cow milk by Rs 2 to Rs 44 a litre in Delhi-NCR, with effect from Friday. The retail price has been increased as the company is paying more

Senior Delhi Congress leaders meet Sonia, new chief of city unit likely to be named soon

New Delhi, Sep 05: The Delhi Congress might get its new chief in the next two-three days, party sources said, referring to a meeting of its interim president Sonia Gandhi with former chiefs of the grand old party's city unit here

Wednesday, September 04

Political vendetta stronger than law: DK Shivakumar slams govt in Twitter video

Bengaluru, Sep 04: Karnataka Congress leader D K Shivakumar, who is under Enforcement Directorate's custody, on Wednesday said that "political vendetta" has become stronger than the law in this country. In a video posted from his Twitter handle, Shiv....

Won't be intimidated, will keep asking questions: Cong on Shivakumar's arrest

New Delhi, Sep 04: The Congress hit out at the BJP-led Centre on Wednesday over D K Shivakumar''s arrest, asserting the opposition party will not be intimidated by the "politics of persecution" and continue to pose "hard questions" to the government.....

Tuesday, September 03

Mobile phone services in J&K will be restored in 15-20 days: Reports

New Delhi, Sep 03: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today held a meeting with a delegation of Jammu and Kashmir Panchayat Association. Shah has reportedly assured that the communication clampdown in the Valley will be lifted in 15 days.

DK Shivakumar arrested in Money Laundering case; \"Victim of BJP's politics\", he tweets

New Delhi, Sep 03: Congress leader DK Shivakumar was on Tuesday arrested in connection with an alleged money laundering case. Shivakumar was arrested by Enforcement Directorate (ED) under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), said reports. "I w....

Monday, September 02

Yechury submits report of his Kashmir visit to SC

New Delhi, Sep 02: CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, who had visited Jammu and Kashmir on August 29, filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court on Monday which has the details of his visit. The situation in the state is tense

Imran Khan says Pak won't be first to use nukes, but his minister threatens with tactical nukes

Islamabad, Sep 02: Amid soaring tensions between New Delhi and Islamabad, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said Pakistan will not use nuclear weapons first. But his cabinet colleague, Railways Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmad, reportedly sai....

Sunday, September 01

Sikh girl to converted to Islam in Pakistan: Memorandum submitted to PM Modi

Bahraich, Sep 1: Upset over alleged abduction and conversion of a Sikh girl to Islam in Pakistan, members of the Sikh community here have submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting him to raise the issue before the

Dog taking morning stroll enters a runway, ATC spots it and aborts take-off

New Delhi, Sep 1: The incident of a dog entering runway at Goa airport may sound funny now in the hindsight as nothing untoward happened. The Air Asia flight to Delhi from Goa was about to take-off when an alert ATC spotted