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Saturday, January 18

Hardik Patel arrested for evading sedition case trial

Ahmedabad, Jan 18: Congress leader Hardik Patel was arrested on Saturday night from Viramgam taluka in Gujarat's Ahmedabad district for failing to appear before a trial court here in a 2015 sedition case, hours after a warrant was issued against him.....

Delhi polls: Congress releases list of 54 candidates; Alka Lamba to contest from Chandni Chowk

New Delhi, Jan 18: Congress on Saturday released list of candidates for 54 out of 70 seats for upcoming Delhi Assembly elections. Former AAP leader Alka Lamba, who switched over to the Congress, has been fielded from Chandni Chowk constituency, ....

Saturday, January 11

Air India cancels 4 Dubai-bound flights due to heavy rains

Mumbai, Jan 11: Flag carrier Air India on Saturday cancelled four of its flights to Dubai following the waterlogging at Dubai airport in the wake of heavy rains. Besides, the airline's Calicult-Dubai flight was diverted to Al-Makhtoum airport as it c....

WB BJP delegation meets PM Modi, apprises him of party's pro-CAA campaign in state

Kolkata, Jan 11: The West Bengal unit BJP delegation led by state party president Dilip Ghosh on Saturday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he arrive Kolkata for a two-day visit to attend the 150th anniversery of Kolkata Port Trust. {image-bjp2-157....

Thursday, January 09

Delhi: Woman bites IPS officer Ingit Pratap Singh's thumb during JNU students' protest

New Delhi, Jan 09: An IPS officer's thumb was bitten by a woman protester when he was pushing back agitators, who were trying to march towards the Rashtrapati Bhawan here on Thursday, police sources said. The protesters had

Sacking not a solution: HRD rules out JNU VC's removal, calls another meeting with him

 New Delhi, Jan 09: The HRD Ministry on Thursday ruled out the removal of JNU Vice Chancellor M Jagadesh Kumar amid demands from students and a section of teachers saying sacking him is not the solution and the government's focus is

Nirbhaya convict files curative plea in SC against death sentence

New Delhi, Jan 09: Vinay Kumar Sharma, one of the convicts in 2012 Delhi gangrape and murder case has filed a curative petition before the Supreme Court. The curative plea is the final appeal in the Supreme Court and is filed

In pics: How southern India is all set to celebrate ‘Pongal’

Chennai, Jan 09: As the biggest harvest festival Pongal in southern India is round the corner workers and farmers got engaged in reaping crops at their respective farms ahead of the festival. Pongal coincide with Makara Sankranti a harvest festival t....

Wednesday, January 08

Budget 2020 session from Jan 31; Union Budget on Feb 1

New Delhi, Jan 8: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs has recommended holding the Budget Session in two phases from January 31 to April 3, with the Union Budget to be presented on February 1, sources said on Wednesday. {image-nirmala-15777....

Republic Day 2020: Indian Navy's tableau to showcase Vikrant, Kalvari, Op Varsha Rahat

New Delhi, Jan 08: The Navy's Republic Day 2020 tableau will showcase country's first indigenous aircraft carrier Vikrant with MiG-29K aircraft, Kalvari submarines and depict the force's humanitarian assistance during the Maharashatra floods last yea....

BJP's 'anti-people, anti-labour' policies created catastrophic unemployment: Rahul Gandhi supports B

New Delhi, Jan 08: The former Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday came out in support of the strike by central trade unions and slammed the Modi-led-BJP government. Accusing the Centre he stated that BJP's "anti-people and anti-labour" polic....

In pics: India lauds court verdict on death for Nirbhaya's killers

New Delhi, Jan 08: Seven years after the gruesome crime of Nirbhaya's gang-rape and murder on Tuesday, India lauded a Delhi court's judgement that issued death warrant for all the four convicts in Nirbhaya case. All the four convicts will be

Tuesday, January 07

India to take foreign envoys to Kashmir to show the ground situation, first such move after August 5

New Delhi, Jan 07: The government will take groups of foreign envoys and senior diplomats to Kashmir in the coming weeks to show the ground situation, thereby meeting the world community's key request to be allowed into the region to assess

Bharat Bandh: Bank services to be hit; what will be open, what is closed

New Delhi, Jan 07: Normal life is likely to be crippled on Wednesday as trade unions have called a nationwide strike Bharat Bandh. As many as 25 crore people are expected to take part in this all-India strike to

Hindu Raksha Dal claims responsibility for JNU violence, probe underway

New Delhi, Jan 07: Hindu Raksha Dal has claimed responsibility for the brutal attack on students and teachers of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night. Hindu Raksha Dal national convenor Pinki Choudhary in a video said the cadres

Government to refund Rs 104 crore to Anil Ambani-led RCom

New Delhi, Jan 07: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the Centre's plea challenging the Telecommunications Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal (TDSAT)'s order directing refund of around Rs 104 crore to Reliance Communication. A bench of just....

Monday, January 06

We did not see any 'tukde-tukde' gang in JNU: S Jaishankar

New Delhi, Jan 06: "I can certainly tell you that when I studied in JNU, we did not see any 'tukde tukde' gang there," External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar said on Monday when asked about the situation in the premier university.

From Pondicherry to Oxford, students condemn JNU violence

New Delhi, Jan 06: From Pondicherry University to Oxford University in London, anger over the violence in JNU resonated in varsities across the country and even abroad as students protested against the attack on students and faculty members by an arm....

Pro VC of JNU meets Delhi LG, appraises him of situation

New Delhi, Jan 06: The Registrar and Pro Vice Chancellor of JNU met with Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal and appraised him of the situation. The LG took stock of the situation and urged and calm returns at the university.

Children not part of NRC won’t be sent to detention centres: AG tells Supreme Court

New Delhi, Jan 06: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that children will not be separated from their families and taken to detention centres if any of their parents names are included in the final NRC. The centre made this

Sunday, January 05

Fascists in control of nation: Opposition on JNU violence

New Delhi, Jan 05: Violence broke out at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) on Sunday night after masked men armed with sticks attacked students and teachers and damaged property on the campus, prompting the administration to call in police. At l....

Yogendra Yadav manhandled outside JNU

New Delhi, Jan 05: Swaraj Abhiyan chief Yogendra Yadav was allegedly manhandled outside the Jawaharlal Nehru University campus where a clash broke out between members of the students' union and the ABVP. Yadav said no one was there to

Shameful that Sadaf Jafar, Darapuri arrested without evidence: Chidambaram

New Delhi, Jan 05: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Sunday sàid it was "shameful" that Sadaf Jafar, SR Darapuri and Pavan Rao were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police for violence without any evidence against them. He also

Rajasthan: Infant death toll in Kota's JK Lon Hospital rises to 110

Jaipur, Jan 05: At least eight more infants have died in the last two days of December at the JK Lon hospital here, taking the death toll to 100 for the month, officials said on Wednesday. The death of 8 children

Saturday, January 04

Portion of Burdwan railway station building collapses

Burdwan, Jan 04: A portion of Burdwan railway station building collapsed around 8:10 pm on Saturday in West Bengal. Sevral persons were injured in the incident. Reportedly, the portion of the station building at Burdwan station collapsed at 8.10

India should press for immediate action against culprits in Pak Gurdwara attack case: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Jan 04: The interim Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday condemned the "unwarranted and unprovoked" attack on Gurdwara Nankana Sahib in Pakistan by an unruly mob. Expressing dismay and concern over the matter, she called upon the

Former Tamil Nadu speaker PH Pandian passes away at 74

Chennai, Jan 04: AIADMK leader and former Speaker of Tamil Nadu Assembly Paul Hector Pandian passed away at a private hospital in on Saturday. He was 74. Pandian served as the Speaker of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly from 1985 to

Friday, January 03

‘Constitution draft prepared by a Brahmin’: Gujarat speaker Rajendra Trivedi

Ahmedabad, Jan 04: Gujarat Assembly Speaker Rajendra Trivedi on Friday claimed that Dr B R Ambedkar had given credit for preparation of the draft of the Constitution to B N Rau, who was a Brahmin. Speaking at the inauguration of the

Army Chief to pay first visit to areas under northern army command, including Siachen

New Delhi, Jan 03: After taking over as the Army Chief, Gen M M Naravane will undertake his first visit to areas under the crucial Northern Command, including the Siachen Glacier, from January 9-10, sources said on Friday. During

Imran Khan delete tweets \"Indian Police Pogrom On Muslims\", false video of B'desh claiming UP police

New Delhi, Jan 03: The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday deleted all the three videos from his Twitter timeline in which he falsely claimed that Police was carrying out a pogrom against Muslims in Uttar Pradesh. Imran

Soleimani killed: US-Iran tensions to soar and the impact on India

New Delhi, Jan 03: The killing of Commander Qasem Soleimani is hugely significant for the United States. The head of the Al Quds Force, the elite unit of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Force, was visible in every Middle East operation that

Republic Day Parade 2020: 22 including Telangana's tableau short-listed

New Delhi, Jan 03: The Ministry of Defence on Wednesday announced that it has selected 22 tableau out of 56 proposals for the Republic Day parade 2020 on January 26. The selected tableau will feature 16 states and union territories and

Thursday, January 02

After Delhi, air pollution level continues to be alarming in Kolkata

Kolkata, Jan 02: Air pollution level in the heart of the city continued to be alarming for the third consecutive day since December 31, a West Bengal Pollution Control Board official said on Thursday. While the Air Quality Index (AQI) was

MEA was not aware of any India-focussed meeting being organised by OIC

New Delhi, Jan 02: The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said it had no information that the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation was organising any India-focussed meeting and dubbed reports that such a conference was likely to be held on Kashm....

Congress hits out at PM Modi for 'neglecting' Karnataka

Bengaluru, Jan 02: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "neglecting" Karnataka ahead of his visit on Thursday, the state Congress questioned why he did not give adequate relief and pay a visit to the state, when most of its parts were

As the PFI stares at a ban, here is what you should know about the organisation

New Delhi, Jan 02: Popular Front of India (PFI) is back in the spotlight after the Uttar Pradesh accused the Kerala-based radical group of instigating violence during the anti-the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) and the National Register of Citizen....

Wednesday, January 01

ISRO, Xiaomi in advanced talks over NaVIC chipsets

Bengaluru, Jan 01: The Indian Space Research Organisation and Chinese mobile manufacturer Xiaomi are in advanced stage of talks on provision of chipsets that can support NaVIC, the Indian version of Global Positioning System (GPS), an official said h....

Tamil orator Nellai Kannan arrested on the charges of provocative speech against PM Modi, Amit Shah

Chennai, Jan 01: The noted Tamil orator and former Congress leader Nellai Kannan was arrested by the Tamil Nadu Police on the New Year Eve on Wednesday after the state BJP staged a protest demanding action over his alleged provocative remarks

LPG Cylinder price alert! Cooking gas gets more expensive from today

New Delhi, Jan 01: Non-subsidised cooking gas (LPG) cylinder price has been increased once again. a fifth straight monthly hike in the prices. As per the Indian Oil Corporation, a non-subsidised LPG cylinder will now cost Rs 714 in Delhi, ....

FASTag reader not working? Go through toll plaza for free

New Delhi, Jan 01: You are well aware of FASTag service for your car that will be made compulsory from January 15 but there is a catch. If the machine is not working properly, you need not pay any toll at