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BJP chief Amit Shah today attacked Rahul Gandhi for questioning the "Gujarat development model" and accused the Congress of meting out injustice to the state as he virtually launched the campaign for the crucial Assembly polls from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's native pl


India has opened two immigration check posts along the borders with Myanmar and Bangladesh, a reflection of its growing closeness with the two eastern neighbours


Rahul Gandhi may take over as the Congress president shortly after Diwali, Rajasthan leader Sachin Pilot said today, stressing that the time had come for the party vice-president to lead from the front.


In its effort to make West Bengal open defecation free by August 2019, the state government will declare three more districts, East and West Burdwan and Howrah, as ODF this month.

Petitioner seeks reopening of probe into Mahatma's murder
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Did the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), an intelligence agency of the United States during World War II and a predecessor of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), try to protect Mahatma Gandhi?


Ignoring heavy-to-light rain, thousands of Muslims across West Bengal took out large processions, beat drums and thumped their chests on Sunday to mourn the martyrdom of Prophet Mohammed's grandson Imam Hussain at Iraq's Karbala in 680 AD on the 10th day of the Islami


The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) has urged the Centre to ensure the safety of party supremo Bimal Gurung and other top leaders to enable them to take part in a tripartite meeting proposed by the government.

New Delhi/Kolkata

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today extended his birthday greetings to the President Ram Nath Kovind.

S. Sethuraman

It is now official - the call given by RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat for amending the Indian Constitution to make it reflect "Indian" values. But Mr Bhagwat leaves no one in doubt that Hinduism being "the only true religion" in the world, our constitution and legal system should be aligned to its (Hindu) ethos, whatever it could mean for secularism or inclusiveness.

Subrata Majumder

After winning the bullet train battle in Indonesia, China has become suspicious of Japan in terms of the development of African economy. It suspects that the real aim of Indo-Japan joint partnership for Asia-Africa –Growth Corridor (AAGC) initiative to be an attempt for disruption of the Chinese Belt & Road initiative (B&R). Neither Japan nor India is a member of B&T. According to Chinese daily Global Times, “the two countries are trying to counterbalance the Belt & Road initiative with the AAGC plan”.

India’s fight against corruption is led by a robust and time tested institutional and legislative framework including the Prevention of Corruption Act, an independent Central Vigilance Commission, the Comptroller and Auditor General, the Judges (Inquiry) Act, the Lok Pal and Lok Ayukta Act 2013, Whistle Blowers Protection Act 2011, Prevention of Money /Laundering Act, Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act which cover a number of areas of criminalization and bribery. All civil servants are mandatorily required to declare their assets on an annual basis.

Karangasem (Indonesia)

More than 144,000 people have fled from a rumbling volcano on popular tourist island Bali, but officials Saturday urged evacuees who live outside the immediate danger zone to return home.

Cape Town

Eleven people were killed in a series of overnight shootings in a Cape Town township, police said today, including four victims shot dead when gunmen opened fire in a bar.


Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today that Israel's Mossad intelligence agency played a role in Iraqi Kurdistan's independence vote, proved by the waving of Israeli flags during celebrations of the overwhelming "yes' vote.


The United State has open channels of communication with North Korea and is investigating whether the regime is ready to enter talks on giving up its nuclear weapons programme, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said today.


Spanish police monitored schools earmarked as polling stations and occupied the Catalan government`s communications hub on Saturday in an effort to prevent a banned independence referendum which has divided Spain.


Russia is open to any forms of mutually beneficial cooperation with the US, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday. "We have a lot of problems that require a joint solution.


Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci drew a hitherto unknown 'nude version' of his famed 16th-century masterpiece 'Mona Lisa', experts have claimed.


China regards US President Donald Trump's November visit as "the most important bilateral event", President Xi Jinping today said, as the two countries grappled to deal with deepening crisis over North Korea's nuclear and missile programmes.


Pakistan's ousted premier Nawaz Sharif is expected to regain the leadership of his PML-N party next week under a proposed new law that will allow a disqualified legislator to head a political party.


Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami was among the political leaders who greeted state Governor-designate Banwarilal Purohit today on his appointment.


Banwarilal Purohit was today appointed as the governor of Tamil Nadu and senior BJP leader Satya Pal Malik would be the new governor of Bihar.


Those who cause hooch deaths in Uttar Pradesh can now be sentenced death, the Uttar Pradesh government today said, promulgating an ordinance for amending the UP Excise Act.


A senior IPS officer has been given clean chit by a high-level inquiry committee, formed following reports of his alleged role in the arrest and subsequent release of an accused in Nabha prison break case.

Gorakhpur (UP)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, saying his recent visit to temples in Gujarat makes it clear that the BJP would win the coming Assembly polls.


Stars and politicians today paid homage to one of Tamil Nadu's enduring icons, Sivaji Ganesan, as Deputy Chief Minister O Panneerselvam inaugurated a memorial in the late actor's honour.

Ballia (UP)

Nearly half-a-dozen people were injured after members of two communities clashed over a petty dispute related to children in Sikandarpur area here, an official said today.

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P. Sreekumaran

The concept of cooperative federalism, trumpeted by the Modi Government day in and day out, was thrown to the winds when it denied permission to Kerala’s tourism minister Kadakampally Surendran to attend the United Nation’s World Tourism Conference being held in China this month.

Prof. Mukhi appointed Governor of Assam
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In a major decision towards making the Andaman and Nicobar Islands play a more decisive military role in India’s "Look East Policy", the President of India appointed Admiral (Retd.) Devendra Kumar Joshi, PVSM, AVSM, YSM, NM, VSM, as the Lieutenant Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands in place of Prof Jagdish Mukhi on Saturday, with effect from the date he assumes

Port Blair

The Defence Minister, Smt Nirmala Sitharaman while addressing the 36th Coast Guard Commanders Conference at Coast Guard Headquarters New Delhi recently lauded Coast Guard for all its operations which they carried out be it Search & Rescue (SAR), Anti smuggling ope