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Farooq Abdullah detained under Public Safety Law

New Delhi, Sep 16 Former Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has been detained under Jammu and Kashmir’s stringent Public Safety Law that gives the administration the right to detain a person without trial for two years. An order by the State Government said the former Chief Minister’s residence will be treated as a temporary jail...

Foundation day held

IMPHAL, Sep 16 : The 61st foundation day of Citizens' Club, Soibam Leikai Wangkhei Khunou was held today followed by a discussion session on the theme 'Eikhoi Club Khangminasi'. Ex-secretary and ex-president of the club spoke at the function about the inception of the club and its projects/role taken up by the club at present...

Amit Shah reviews J&K situation

New Delhi, Sep 16 Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday reviewed the security situation in Jammu and Kashmir amidst reports of around 230 terrorists waiting at terror launch pads in Pakistan occupied Kashmir to enter the country, officials said...

There are formidable reasons, says SC on Jammu and Kashmir curbs; asks Centre to restore normalcy

New Delhi, Sep 16 The Supreme Court asked the government to take all steps to restore normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir but stressed there were “formidable reasons” for the restrictions imposed by the government...

May God bless this country: Chidambaram on economy on his 74th birthday

New Delhi, Sep 16 Even as he thanked his well-wishers for the birthday greetings from Tihar Jail, former Union minister P Chidambaram on Monday expressed concerns over the economic slowdown, saying “may God bless this country”...

Justice Kureshi elevation: Collegium decision will be published on SC website soon, says CJI

NEW DELHI, Sep 16 Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi on Monday said the Collegium had taken a decision on the government’s communication to re-consider its recommendation to appoint Justice Akil Kureshi as Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh High Court...

NASA's lunar probe to fly over Vikram lander on Tuesday, new information expected

New Delhi, Sep 16 United States space agency NASA's lunar probe will fly over the landing site of Chandryaan-2's Vikram Lander on the Moon on Tuesday, September 17. New information regarding the condition of the lander is expected from this expedition...

Nothing is normal in J&K: Owaisi attacks Govt over Farooq Abdullah’s detention

Sep 16: All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul- Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday claimed that the situation was far from normal in Jammu and Kashmir, which has been under an unprecedented security cover ..

Student who accused Chinmayanand of rape testifies in Court for 5 hours

A law student who has accused the BJP's Chinmayanand of rape and blackmail spent five hours at a court in Uttar Pradesh today as she gave her statement. The 23-year-old was escorted by more than 50 policemen and woman cops..

Rajnath says Pakistan will break into pieces due to its terror-policy, Imran continues war talk

New Delhi, Sep 15: While Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan continues to raise the specter of a nuclear war with India in his attempts to drum up international support for intervention in Jammu and Kashmir, New Delhi has asked..

Chinmayanand case: ‘I was taken to his room, whole college knew’

Sep 15: The 23-year-old woman who has accused Swami Chinmayanand of raping and sexually harassing her for over a year says she has at least 35 incriminating videos of the former BJP MP. Speaking to The Sunday Express..

J&K: Shopian villagers line up at DC’s office to ask about their young men

Shopian, Sep 15: When downed shutters and empty streets are what defines public space, the sight of a crowd gathered at a government office is odd — and telling. A group of around 30, all men, almost all of them elderly, have gathered..

Protest in BHU after Professor accused of sexual harassment is reinstated

Varanasi, Sep 15: Over 50 students of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) are continuing a sit-in protest demanding the sacking of a professor who allegedly made obscene gestures and vulgar comments during an academic trip to Odisha last year. ..

Schools, colleges to ban single-use plastic items

Pune, Sep 15: All schools, colleges and institutions of higher education in India will soon have to start doing away with single-use plastic items. ..

5 dead, 33 missing after boat capsizes in Andhra’s Godavari river

Hyderabad, Sep 15: Five people were killed when a boat with 62 including crew members, capsized in the Godavari river near Devipatnam in Andhra Pradesh on Sunday afternoon, officials said. ..

Chinmayanand case: Student gives pen drive with videos as evidence to SIT

Shahjahanpur, Sep 14: The postgraduate student who has accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of rape on Saturday gave a pen drive containing 43 videos to the SIT to support her allegations...

On Hindi Diwas, Amit Shah’s push for Hindi triggers a controversy

New Delhi, Sep 14: Home Minister Amit Shah’s appeal on Saturday to increase use of Hindi that he underscored has the potential to unify the country sparked off a row with opposition leaders from southern India speaking ..

GST Council meets next Friday; tax rate cut to hinge on revenue position

New Delhi, Sep 14: The all-powerful GST Council will at its Goa meeting next week consider demands for reducing taxes on products ranging from cars to biscuits keeping in mind the revenue position as any cut will have a direct ..

10,000 paramilitary troops deployed in Assam for NRC withdrawn

New Delhi, Sep 14: The Centre has withdrawn 10,000 paramilitary personnel deployed in Assam before the publication of the final National Register of Citizens (NRC), officials said on Saturday..

BJP appoints Sanjay Jaiswal as Bihar chief, Satish Punia to look after Rajasthan

New Delhi, Sep 14: Bharatiya Janata Party chief and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday appointed BJP lawmaker Sanjay Jaiswal as the president of the Bihar unit of the BJP, while party MLA Satish Punia..

Manmohan Singh stays out of standing panels, Rahul Gandhi shifts to defence

New Delhi, Sep 14: Among the key changes in the recently-announced Parliamentary panels, in which Congress lost the chairmanship of crucial finance and external affairs committees, is former PM Manmohan Singh opting out ..

Kolkata ex-top cop Rajeev Kumar ignores CBI summon, phone switched off

Kolkata, Sep 14: Where is former Kolkata Police commissioner Rajeev Kumar? The ex-top cop was asked to present himself at the CBI office in Salt Lake at 10 am on Saturday in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam..

Pak resorts to shelling in Poonch; 50 school kids trapped, later rescued

Jammu, Sep 14: With no let up in ceasefire violations, Pakistan on Saturday resorted to heavy fire and shot mortars on Indian posts and forward villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Balakote, Mankote and Mendhar sectors..

Every child will be taught Hindi in NE: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Sep 14 Emphasising on the ability of Hindi to bring entire India together, Home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said that it is extremely important for a country to have a com-mon language that becomes the mark of its identity in the world...

Sonia Gandhi meets NE leaders

NEW DELHI, Sep 13 Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi on Friday met party leaders from North Eastern States and discussed with them a wide range of issues, including the National Register of Citizens (NRC) and problems faced by the people of the region. ..

INX Media case: Delhi Court junks P Chidambaram’s plea to surrender

New Delhi, Sep 13: A Delhi court Friday dismissed a plea of former finance minister P Chidambaram, who is presently lodged in Tihar jail, seeking to surrender in connection with the INX Media case...

39 days after lockdown, restrictions lifted from Jammu and Kashmir

New Delhi, Sep 13: Restrictions on movement have been lifted from entire Jammu and Kashmir and landline phones restored, 39 days after the state was put under a security and communication lockdown on August 5..

Odd-even vehicle scheme from Nov 4 to 15 in Delhi, says Kejriwal

New Delhi, Sep 13: The odd-even vehicle rationing will return to the national capital between November 4 and 15, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday. He added that the scheme will result in a 10-13% ..

After buffalo theft case, FIR against Samajwadi MP Azam Khan for stealing goats

Bareilly, Sep 13: After a case of buffalo theft, now Samajwadi Party lawmaker Mohd Azam Khan has been booked for stealing goats by Rampur police. A case against Khan and seven others, including chairman of both Sunni and Shia..

Calcutta HC withdraws protection from arrest against former Kolkata top cop

Kolkata, Sep 13: The Calcutta High Court on Friday removed the protection given to former Kolkata Police commissioner, Rajeev Kumar, from arrest, paving the way for the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI)..

Koregaon-Bhima: Bombay HC refuses to quash case against Gautam Navlakha

Mumbai, Sep 13: The Bombay High Court on Friday refused to quash the case lodged against civil liberties activist Gautam Navlakha in the Koregaon-Bhima violence and for having alleged Maoist links, noting that there was prima facie substance in the case...

Manmohan Singh’s 5-point remedy for 'extremely serious economic slowdown'

New Delhi, Sep 12: Five remedial measures can reverse the current slowdown, which is both structural and cyclic mainly because of the demonetisation debacle and faulty implementation of the Goods and Services Tax..

Man who fractured Mamata Banerjee’s skull, acquitted after 29 years

Kolkata, Sep 12: Lalu Alam, the key accused in a case of attempt to murder on Mamata Banerjee more than 29 years ago, when she was the president of Youth Congress in Bengal, was acquitted by a court on Thursday...

Picture abhi baki hai: PM Narendra Modi’s message on corruption nudges P Chidambaram

Ranchi, Sep 12: In a veiled dig at senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, PM Narendra Modi today said that his government had pledged to jail corrupts and some are already in..

On P Chidambaram’s bail plea, Delhi High Court seeks CBI status report in 7 days

New Delhi, Sep 12: The Delhi High Court on Thursday sought a status report from the Criminal Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on a plea filed by former union minister P Chidambaram, who is currently in Tihar jail..

Need plan to fix economy, not foolish theories about millenials: Rahul Gandhi’s swipe at Sitharaman

New Delhi, Sep 12: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday took a swipe at Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, saying India requires a “concrete plan to fix the economy” and not “foolish theories about millenials”...

Terror plot foiled, truck laden with arms seized in J-K’s Kathua

Jammu, Sep 12: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Thursday foiled a major terror plot with the recovery in Lakhanpur area of Kathua district of a consignment of arms and ammunition from a Kashmir-bound truck...

Congress must now embark on an agitational agenda: Sonia Gandhi

New Delhi, Sep 12: Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi Thursday accused the BJP government at the Centre of misusing its mandate in the “most dangerous” fashion...

Ayodhya case: After Rajeev Dhavan gets threat messages, his clerk ‘assaulted’ in Court premises

New Delhi, Sep 12: Days after Rajeev Dhavan filed a contempt plea in the Supreme Court over alleged threats he received for representing the Muslim parties in the Ayodhya dispute, the senior advocate Thursday ..

IJU expresses deep concern

NEW DELHI, Sep 11 The Indian Journalists Union (IJU) has expressed grave concern over journalists being repeatedly harassed and targeted by the Government in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana...

Terrorism a global threat, has deep roots in Pakistan: PM Narendra Modi

Mathura, Sep 11: Terrorism has become a “global threat” and this “ideology” is deeply rooted and flourishing in Pakistan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today, recalling the horrific 9/11 twin tower terror attack in the US...

You can’t control us: Chandrababu Naidu, under house arrest, tells YSRC Government

Hyderabad, Sep 11: Former Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh N Chandrababu Naidu and his son N Lokesh Wednesday were placed under house arrest in Vijayawada just as they were about to leave to lead a rally to Atmakur..

PM Modi launches Rs 12,000 crore vaccination scheme for livestock

New Delhi, Sep 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura on Wednesday to launch several programmes in a bid to boost the ailing agricultural sector. He launched the National Animal Disease Control ..

PK Mishra is PM Modi’s new Principal Secretary in big change at PMO

New Delhi, Sep 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday elevated retired IAS officer Pramod Kumar Mishra as his Principal Secretary and appointed former cabinet secretary PK Sinha as Principal Advisor to the Prime Minister...

Chidambaram moves Delhi High Court for bail in INX Media case

New Delhi, Sep 11: Former union minister P Chidambaram Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court for bail in the INX Media case. His counsel also challenged the trial court order remanding him to 14 days judicial custody in the case till September 19...

Rajasthan teen, raped by 3, ran half a km to escape man trying to help her

Jaipur, Sep 11: A 15-year-old girl on her way to a temple with her two friends in central Rajasthan was abducted, thrashed and raped by three men, police said on Wednesday...

Unnao rape victim records statement before Judge at AIIMS trauma centre

New Delhi, Sep 11: Trial proceedings in the Unnao rape case began on Wednesday inside the AIIMS trauma centre, with the victim recording her statement before District Judge Dharmesh Sharma. The Delhi High Cour..

Rajasthan truck driver fined Rs 1.41 lakh in Delhi for overloading

DELHI, Sep 11: A Rajasthan man was fined Rs 1.41 lakh for violating several traffic rules under the amended Motor Vehicle Act in Delhi on September 5. The truck was seized and released by Delhi court on Tuesday after payment..

Symbol of close bilateral relations: PM Modi inaugurates Asia’s first cross-border petroleum pipeline

New Delhi, Sep 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated Asia’s first cross-border petroleum pipeline, between India and Nepal. He said the Motihari-Amlekhganj pipeline is a symbol of the close ties between the two countries...

India rejects China, Pak joint statement on J&K, pans economic corridor too

New Delhi, Sep 10: India on Tuesday firmly rejected a reference to Jammu and Kashmir in a statement put out by China and Pakistan over the weekend that had described the Kashmir issue as a dispute left from history...

ISRO tweets status update on Vikram lander that went into silent mode

New Delhi, Sep 10: The Indian Space Research Organisation, or Isro, is making all possible efforts to establish communication with Vikram lander that has been lying on the moon for three days now, the space agency tweeted on Tuesday...

New York-bound passenger dyes hair, beard to impersonate 81 year old, caught at Delhi airport

New Delhi, Sep 10: A 32-year-old man has been apprehended by CISF personnel at the Delhi airport for allegedly impersonating an octogenarian passenger by using a fake passport, officials said on Monday...

Kargil seeks to shrug off its ‘war zone’ tag, claims place as tourist destination

Leh, Sep 10: Keen to shrug off its “war zone” tag, around 500 families in Kargil are looking to the Centre to pump funds and promote the region as a tourist destination internationally after the move to accord it Union Territory status...

Ashamed and sorry for Jallianwala Bagh massacre: Archbishop of Canterbury pays tribute in Amritsar

Amritsar, Sep 10: Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby on Tuesday concluded his India tour by a visit to Jallianwala Bagh memorial in Amritsar and said he was ashamed and sorry for the massacre that took place hundred years ago...

Important to hold elections in Congress for most leadership posts, including CWC: Shashi Tharoor

New Delhi, Sep 10: It is essential to hold elections for most leadership posts in the Congress, including for the working committee membership, senior leader Shashi Tharoor has said, confident that the party, under interim chief Sonia Gandhi, will soon work towards that end...

Chinmayanand raped, assaulted me for a year: Law student

Lucknow, Sep 10: The Shahjahnpur law student, who had accused BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand of harassment, on Monday alleged that the former Union Minister had raped her and sexually assaulted her for a year...

Amit Shah at NEDA meet.. ‘Not just Assam, intend to expel illegal immigrants from entire country’

New Delhi, Sep 9 Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said the Government intended to expel all illegal immigrants not just from Assam but the entire country even as he assailed the Congress for alienating the North East from the rest of the Nation...

Keeping silent wouldn't have been the right thing to do, Priya Ramani tells Court; concludes testimony in MJ Akbar defamation case

Sep 9: On 9 September 2019, the Court of Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal assembled to hear the defamation case brought by former Union Minister MJ Akbar against journalist Priya Ramani. ..

Terrorists planning to launch attacks in southern part of India: Army

Sep 9: Lt General S K Saini, GOC-in-C, Army Southern Command on Monday said that Indian Army have got inputs that terrorists are planning to carry out some attacks in Southern part of India. Lt General Saini added that security ..

My Govt launched plan to double farmers' income in coming years, says PM Modi at UN conference

Noida, Sep 9 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday addressed the 14th session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification held in Greater Noida and said that his government ..

"Deeply concerned," says UN Rights Chief on Kashmir, raises Assam too

New Delhi, Sep 9 India received a sharp nudge from chief of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Monday as severe restrictions imposed on Kashmir entered their sixth week...

Indian journalist Ravish Kumar receives 2019 Ramon Magsaysay Award

Sep 9: The Indian media is in a state of “crisis” which is not accidental or random, but systemic and structural, prominent Indian journalist Ravish Kumar said here on Monday as he received the prestigious 2019 Ramon ..

RSS says Assam NRC final list has 'some errors', asks Centre to remove them before moving forward

The RSS on Monday said there are "some errors" in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam and the government should remove those before moving forward, but asserted that the exercise is a welcome step...

'Vikram' lander tilts after hard hit, but unbroken: ISRO

Bengaluru, Sep 9 The 'Vikram' lander lies on the lunar surface as a single piece, unbroken and it is in a tilted position following a hard landing while efforts to re-establish link with the probe were on, an ISRO official said on Monday...

Delhi hosts NE Festival

New Delhi, Sep 8 : North East Festival returned to the capital with its 7th edition and will be held between November 8-10 at IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi. ..

Chandrayaan 2 lander located on moon surface, trying to establish contact: ISRO Chief

NEW DELHI, Sep 8: The lander of Chandrayaan 2—Vikram—has been located on the surface of the moon, Indian Space Research Organization (Isro) chief K Sivan said on Sunday...

SC Judge Deepak Gupta slams ‘misused’ sedition law, says it’s time for re-look

New Delhi, Sep 8: Supreme Court Justice Deepak Gupta has come down heavily on the law of sedition in India, saying it is “misused” since the conviction rate in such cases is very low, and merits a re-look...

From Tamil Nadu’s fields to space: ISRO Chief K Sivan’s journey

New Delhi, Sep 8: From tilling the family fields with his father in a remote Tamil Nadu village to heading the prestigious Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) in Bengaluru and launching India’s ambitious moon mission..

Eminent lawyer and former Union Minister Ram Jethmalani dies at 95

New Delhi, Sep 8: One of India’s most famous lawyers and former Union law minister Ram Jethmalani passed away early Sunday morning in New Delhi, six days short of his 96th birthday. He is survived by his son..

Haryana needs Manohar Lal Khattar: PM Modi launches BJP’s poll campaign

New Delhi, Sep 8: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the BJP’s election campaign in Haryana at public rally in Rohtak on Sunday where he endorsed CM Manohar Lal Khattar and urged the people to vote for the saffron party..