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The Sri Lankan navy on Thursday arrested five Indian fishermen for poaching in local waters, the navy media unit said.


Pakistani security forces today killed the country's 'most wanted' gang leader, Baba Ladla, who was involved in several terrorist incidents and heinous crimes, in a shootout here.


Pakistan's authorities have issued a notification to all the public and academic libraries in the Punjab province to keep copies of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharifs biography, the media reported on Thursday.


The high-octane, calumny- filled campaign for the assembly elections in Punjab and Goa, billed as the first major test of the Modi government's popularity post-demonetisation, ended today.


BJP National President Amit Shah will tomorrow embark on a 'padyatra' in Meerut in the crucial region of western Uttar Pradesh where the party had fared well in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls due to polarisation of voters.


Union Labour Minister Bandaru Dattatreya today said his ministry will seek the passage of Amendment Bill to Payment of Wages Act in the Parliament for allowing business and industrial establishments to pay salaries to their workers through cheques or electronic modes.


Lawyers, who are contesting the upcoming Bar polls in Karkardooma Court here, have been asked not to put up any poster or banner in the court complex and advocates chamber blocks, failing which they would be liable to be disqualified.


A local court at Melur near here today directed that the Madurai District Collector and the Melur Tahsildhar be kept in civil jail for six weeks for "disobeying" its direction.


Both Congress and BJP in Uttarakhand have expelled a number of rebels contesting against official nominees fielded by the two parties for the February 15 assembly polls in the state.


The Bombay High Court today rejected the bail application of artist Chintan Upadhyay, arrested for the murder of his estranged artist-wife Hema and her lawyer Haresh Bhambani, after observing that prima facie a case was made out against him.


As the poll campaign in Punjab wound down, Rahul Gandhi today accused AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal of "helping" forces who want to disturb Punjab's peace and push it back to the dark days of militancy, remarks that came against the backdrop of Maur Mandi blast.


Posters and pamphlets by suspected Maoists threatening to disrupt the upcoming Uttarakhand Assembly polls emerged near Dhari area in the district today, even as an official's vehicle was set on fire, prompting the administration to put Kumaon division on high alert an


Former chief minister Tarun Gogoi today alleged that insurgency has increased in Assam after the BJP-led government came to power in the state.


The Nagaland Tribes Action Committee (NTAC) has demanded the resignation of chief minister T R Zeliang and his cabinet by 4 pm today following the killing of two youths in clashes over the urban local bodies (ULB) elections.


Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal today said the work done by him and a sweeper were same as both engaged in cleaning the society.

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BJP leader and Union minister Prakash Javadekar has claimed that his party is expecting a comfortable win in the Manipur Assembly polls scheduled to be held on March 4 and 8.


Three persons were arrested from Adarini tea garden near here for allegedly raping a woman, police said today. The trio allegedly raped the woman inside the tea garden on Wednesday.


An Army jawan was injured in a hand grenade attack by suspected militants in Manipur's Bishnupur district, police said today.


Schools and colleges should actively supplement the efforts of  the Union and state governments to create awareness among the common people about the necessity of  of ensuring proper utilisation of fossil fuels for a pollution-free future, according West Bengal's mini


To improve its distribution network, CESC will carry out urgent maintenance work at Thakurpukur Distribution Station on February 3, as a result of which power supply may get affected on that day in parts of Diamond Park, Jaigirhat Road, Purbapara and adjoining  areas

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Softening the demonetisation blow, the Budget for 2017-18 today halved the tax to 5 per cent on incomes up to Rs 5 lakh but proposed a new surcharge of 10 per cent on incomes between Rs 50 lakh and Rs 1 crore and raised duties on cigarettes and pan masala while stepping up allocations for infrastructure, rural, agriculture and social sectors.

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi today described the Budget as "futuristic" with an aim on fulfilling the "dreams" of every section, including the poor, the farmers and the under-privileged while focussing on job creation, transparency, urban rejuvenation and rural develo


With railways plagued by repeated derailments, government today proposed setting up of a special safety fund of Rs 1 lakh crore that will cover upgradation of tracks and signalling besides elimination of unmanned level crossings.


Two days after a video purportedly showed her alleged relationship with an Enforcement Directorate official probing the Rose Valley chit fund scam, Suvra Kundu, the estranged wife of its chairman Gautam Kundu, was today interrogated by Kolkata police sleuths.


In order to prevent loan defaulters like liquor baron Vijay Mallya from fleeing the country, the government plans to bring a law to confiscate the assets of such persons till they submit to judiciary.


The Union government will borrow Rs 3.5 lakh crore from the market in 2017-18, around Rs 75,000 crore lower than the the current fiscal.


Adhering to fiscal consolidation roadmap, Jaitley said the government will target to bring down the fiscal deficit to 3.2 per cent of the GDP in the fiscal 2017-18.


Aiming to double farmers' income by 2022, the government Wednesday increased agri-credit target by 11 per cent to Rs 10 lakh crore for next fiscal and announced two dedicated funds with a corpus of Rs 13,000 crore to promote micro irrigation and dairy processing.


Subsidies on food, fertiliser and petroleum have been pegged higher by over 3 per cent to more than Rs 2.4 lakh crore for 2017-18.


To provide relief to people who have given land for setting up of Amaravati, new capital of Andhra Pradesh, Jaitley Wednesday exempted them from capital gains tax on transfer of such land for development of the greenfield city.