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Poor 6.5% voter turnout betrays nerves as voters chose to give suffrage a miss
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Violence marred polling in the Srinagar Lok Sabha bye-elections today as six people were killed and several injured in firing by security forces on rampaging mobs in various parts of the constituency, with merely 5.84 per cent voters' turnout recorded till 1500 hours.


RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat today advocated a nation-wide law against cow slaughter, calling it a "vice" that must be removed, but condemned violence by cow protection groups as it "defames" the cause.


The Supreme Court has absolved a doctor from Maharashtra of the charge of medical negligence after 20 years of an incident in which a road accident victim succumbed to injuries at a hospital.


At least 36 people were killed and nearly 140 others injured today in twin ISIS blasts targeting Coptic churches packed with worshippers who had gathered for Palm Sunday mass in Egyptian cities of Tanta and Alexandria, the deadliest attacks on minority Christians in r

VC calls meeting after complaints of moral policing by members of ABVP lodged with him. RSS rebuts charge, saying they are against all moral policing. ``It's the family that should control students,'' says Sangh
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While the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh Government after its record win in the recently-held Assembly elections in the state formed anti-Romeo Squads to rein in unruly young people on streets and public places,  a section of the students of Jadavpur University lodged a complaint with the Vice-chancellor of the university against alleged moral policing by students having all


Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju today accused the Mamata Banerjee government in West Bengal of running a 'dictatorship', alleging that it was misusing state power to 'torture' political opponents.

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An estimated 79.7 per cent polling was recorded in the Assembly by-poll in Kanthi Dakshin constituency in East Midnapore district till 5PM, a district election official said today.


An Air India pilot has been grounded for three months after he tested positive in the mandatory pre-flight alcohol test, minutes before operating a flight to Abu Dhabi from here.


Navies of India and China today rescued a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden after it was hijacked by Somali pirates, in a well-coordinated operation which came in the midst of strain in ties between the two countries over a range of sticky issues.

Yogi meets Shah
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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to prepare an elaborate work plan to establish the largest business incubator in the country near Lucknow airport.


A convict set free due to a typographical error in the Delhi High Court's order has been directed by the Supreme Court to surrender first before hearing his plea challenging the order to re-arrest him.


Railway minister Suresh Prabhu today said electrification of rail lines will be fast-tracked and doubled in the next five years.


The government is in the process of making Aadhaar number or passport mandatory for booking domestic flight tickets amid its plans to create a no-fly list to deal with unruly passengers.


Passengers of a city bus and a car driver escaped unhurt today when a section of an arterial road suddenly caved in near the site of underground tunnelling for the Metro Rail here, police said.


A crack team of counter-terror NSG commandos has been permanently based at its newest hub in Gujarat by the central government.


Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today sought more funds from the Centre for the development of his state's backward regions like Bundelkhand and Purvanchal.


The Vice-Principal of an engineering college in Kerala, one of the absconding accused in the case relating to the death of an engineering student in January this year, was arrested from near Coimbatore today.


The AICC general secretary Digvijaya Singh today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has "no respect" for institutions like Lokayukta and Lokpal.


Four persons were killed when a lorry collided with an auto-rickshaw today in Bhadadri Kothagudem district of Telangana, police said.


Goa Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar today said that the BJP could not perform up to the mark in recently-held Assembly elections because a section of the saffron party workers worked against the official candidates.


An offence under the Medical Termination of Pregnancy (MTP) Act was registered against a suspended woman doctor of Nashik civil hospital for illegally aborting a 24-week foetus.


Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) will be strengthened and given more financial powers to accelerate the pace of development in the state's villages.


Curfew was today relaxed for four hours as the situation improved in Bhadrak town which had witnessed violence triggered by alleged abusive remarks against Hindu deities.


Due to derailment of four loaded wagons and Guard’s Brake Van of a Goods train at Kharagpur station yard last night, normal train services in Howrah-Kharagpur section of South Eastern Railway were partially affected.


Altogether 68 per cent polling was registered in by-election to Littipara Assembly constituency amidst tight security, officials said. Polling was conducted peacefully.


Mizoram Excise and Narcotics department's Anti Narcotics Squad today seized 60 grams of heroin in Aizawl and arrested one person in this connection, spokesman of the department said.


Three persons of a family were charred to death when their house caught fire at Tleu hamlet in Lunglei district, police said today.


'Palm Sunday', locally known as 'Tumkau Ni', was celebrated across Mizoram today amidst prayer and worship services in churches and children taking out processions and singing hymns.


Around 67 per cent polling was registered in the by-election to Dhemaji Assembly constituency today, much lower than the turnout of the Assembly poll held last year.


The Assam government today announced a draft population policy which suggested denial of government jobs to people with more than two children and making education up to university level free for all girls in the state. "This is a draft population policy.