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The iconic Nokia 3310 is set to make a comeback in a new trendier avatar, with HMD Global bringing the handset to India in the next quarter for about Rs 3,500.


Most regulators still live in "analogue world", India's telecom tycoon Sunil Bharti Mittal said on Monday, nudging them to allow consolidation while underlining that a large number of operators does not ensure greater competition.


With pellet guns leaving hundreds of protesters in Jammu and Kashmir with severe eye injuries, a modified version of the weapon will now be used to ward off any protest ahead or during any anti-militancy operations.


The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on March 2 a fresh plea challenging the constitutional validity of a 2016 Maharashtra law putting conditions on dance performances by girls and women in bars and hotels of state.


After Rajnath Singh and Uma Bharti, another union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi today said it would have been better had the BJP given tickets to Muslims for the ongoing Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.

Kushinagar (UP)

BSP chief Mayawati today took a dig at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav and asserted that the Samajwadi Party will have to be put on ventilator after polls.


The Madras High Court today directed the Tamil Nadu Assembly Secretary to produce the video recording of the entire House proceedings on the day of the confidence vote which was adopted amid unruly scenes.


An estimated 57.36 per cent of 1.81 crore electorate today cast their votes amid tight security during the fifth phase of polling in Uttar Pradesh with Amethi and Faizabad assembly seats remaining the centre of attention.


A special court here today awarded life imprisonment to SIMI chief Safdar Hussain Nagori and 10 other activists of the banned group after convicting them in a 2008 case of sedition.


The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) today wrote to the Police Commissioner demanding security for a Kargil martyr's daughter who complained of receiving "rape threats" allegedly from ABVP members.


Union home minister Rajnath Singh today said he has ordered the Delhi Police to act with caution over the Ramjas College issue and ensure the situation is under control.


A United Nations agency said it was suspending a Gaza staffer accused of being politically active in the Islamist group Hamas, which rules the coastal strip.


Iran's navy has test-fired the latest versions of the Nasr and Dehlaviyeh missiles during military exercises in the Gulf, local media reported today.


Britain's oldest serving MP and a veteran lawmaker for the opposition Labour party, Gerald Kaufman, has died at the age of 86, his family announced. Kaufman died yesterday after several months suffering from an undisclosed illness.


US President Donald Trump is expected to sign a new refugee and immigration executive order on Wednesday, a day after addressing lawmakers at a joint session of Congress. That's according to a senior administration official.


China's top diplomat will be in the US this week on the first official visit from the country since President Donald Trump took office, amid signs of strain in ties over trade relations and growing tension in east Asia.


Members of the Jat community will gather at Jantar Mantar here on Thursday to decide on the future course of action regarding its ongoing agitation in Haryana for quota in government jobs and educational institutions in the state.


Opposition National Conference today asked the Centre to start a process of political engagement in Jammu and Kashmir with all sections of the society for a peaceful solution to the "vexed issue" of the state.


The Delhi High Court today stayed the operation of a trial court's order seeking certain financial records of former union minister Kapil Sibal's son, Amit.


A Delhi court today issued notice on a plea by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's brother-in-law seeking transfer of a criminal complaint filed against him and the AAP chief in the alleged PWD scam to another court.


The toll rose to 10 in the boat tragedy that struck a group of tourists in the sea off Tuticorin district with the body of a minor girl being retrieved by the Coast Guard today.


The Delhi unit of BJP's youth wing today launched a campaign here to corner the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for "not fulfilling" the promises it made to youth in run-up to assembly elections in 2015.


Commerce and industry minister Nirmala Sitharaman today exuded confidence that BJP would gain in the UP assembly elections and the central government's decision of demonetisation will play a positive role.


The Delhi High Court today set aside the trial court order granting custody parole to MLA Mukhtar Ansari for canvassing in the UP Assembly polls. Justice Mukta Gupta allowed the Election Commission's plea seeking cancellation of Ansari's parole.


The entire staff of the Andhra Pradesh Legislature were today shifted from Hyderabad to the state's new capital Amaravati, ahead of the Budget session that begins in the new Legislature complex at Velagapudi on March 6.


Taking the verdict of the Odisha panchayat polls "positively", chief minister and ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today said people want some course correction in the functioning of the party and the government.


The Bihar government today presented a  Rs 1.60 lakh crore budget for 2017-18 with no proposals of any fresh tax.


Bihar Assembly today witnessed vociferous protest by NDA members demanding CBI enquiry into the paper leak scam in clerical grade examination of Bihar State Service Commission (BSSC).


A legislator of the Asom Gana Parishad, (AGP) the BJP-led Assam government's alliance partner, today demanded a CBI enquiry into the alleged Rs 2,000 crore corruption in the social welfare department (SWD).

Manipur Assembly polls
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With Manipur going to the poll later this week, all eyes are on Thoubal Assembly constituency where activist-turned-politician Irom Sharmila is contesting against three-time chief minister O Ibobi Singh.