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BJP hits back, says Amethi in crisis
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The Union government has transitioned from "Beti Bachao" to "Beta Bachao", Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said today in another swipe following a report alleging that a firm owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son saw a huge rise in turnover after the party came to power.

Kolkata

Senior CPI leader D Raja today backed Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's remark that the government had transitioned from "Beti Bachao" to "Beta Bachao" and called for a high-level probe into allegations that a firm owned by BJP chief Amit Shah's son saw a huge ri

Amethi

BJP president Amit Shah today hit back at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for questioning what his party had done during its rule, saying it has "given a prime minister who speaks".

NEW DELHI

The 73-day Dokalam standoff and the Rohingya issue will be examined by a parliamentary panel on external affairs headed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor.

NEW DELHI

High quality fake currency notes act as "oxygen for terrorism" which is a curse to the society, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said today.

Kolkata

A day after torrential rain battered the city, Kolkatans today heaved a sigh of relief as the weather relented, with a deep depression that had triggered the downpour moving towards the western part of West Bengal.

Visakhapatnam

An Indian Navy sailor, who was discharged from service for undergoing a sex change surgery, today said she would move the Supreme Court against the decision.

Gurdaspur

Polling for the high-stakes Gurdaspur Lok Sabha by-poll will be held on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI

The CBI today carried out searches in Kolkata, North 24 Parganas in West Bengal and Bihar in connection with alleged illegal imports in the country in collusion with customs officials.

Kolkata

Suspended TMc leader Mukul Roy will resign as Rajya Sabha MP on Wednesday. Roy has sought an appointment with Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu at New Delhi at around 3.30 pm where he is likely to tender his resignation.

Amethi (UP)

Union minister Smriti Irani launched a blistering attack against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today and alleged that the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation here had not returned land taken from farmers.

NEW DELHI

Lack of timely decision making in the last decade resulted in gaps in the Indian Air Force and the government is committed to fill them, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said today.

Indore

Union minister Nitin Gadkari today blamed the bureaucracy for its slow decision-making process and tardy implementation of projects.

NEW DELHI

An Aadhaar-enabled entry system is likely to be put in place at the Bengaluru airport which will help reduce the time taken for screening passengers, according to aerodrome operator BIAL.

Jammu

The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the BJP today welcomed the statement of a senior Congress leader for demanding regional councils for all the regions of the state to ensure justice and equal development.

Washington

Donald Trump has proposed a merit-based immigration system that could benefit highly- skilled Indian workers but prevents them from sponsoring their extended families, as part-of an aggressive plan which the US president said will serve national interest.

Las Vegas

Federal investigators returned to search the home of Las Vegas gunman Stephen Paddock today, while the officers who raided his hotel room door the night of the shooting gave a harrowing account of a barricaded door they had to bust through and the booby-traps they fea

Jerusalem

An Israeli tank has shelled a post of the Islamist Hamas movement in Gaza after Palestinians attempted to fire a rocket into Israel, its army said.

Reyhanli (Turkey)

Turkish troops today exchanged fire with Syria-based jihadists as Ankara massed military vehicles on the frontier ahead of an expected operation to oust Al-Qaeda's former Syrian affiliate from Idlib province.

London

Human-like sex dolls being developed with the help of the robotic technology may soon replace people's appetite for porn movies!

SEOUL

North Korean computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said today.

Houston

A three-year-old Indian girl with developmental issues has been missing in the US state of Texas after her foster father allegedly told her to stand outside alone late in the night as punishment for not finishing her milk, media reports said.

Dhaka

Bangladesh said today the Rohingya crisis was no longer Myanmar's internal issue and had become a "regional catastrophe" as it appealed to the international community to take "crucial decisions" to press Naypyitaw to take back about 500,000 refugees living in the coun

NEW DELHI

The Delhi High Court today came to the aid of a 20-year-old rape victim by allowing her to terminate her eight week pregnancy which she alleged was a result of the sexual assault on her.

Lucknow

Around 300 students were taken ill today after inhaling toxic gas emitted by a sugar mill near their school in Shamli district, the police said.

Udhagamandalam

A 52-year-old woman was seriously injured after she was attacked by a bear in Devarsolai, some 70 Kms from here today, police said. Ammalu, an estate worker was plucking tea leaves this morning, when a bear appeared from behind and attacked her, they said.

Jammu

Over 450 people have been arrested for drug trafficking in Jammu province till August this year under measures taken to curb the growing menace, Inspector General of Police (IGP) S D Singh Jamwal said.

Kochi

Union law minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today accused the CPM-led LDF government in Kerala of being "very soft on terrorism and its patrons" and said he has evidence to show that.

Chennai

The Madras High Court today directed police not to harass sidelined AIADMK leader TTV Dhinakaran, the party's Karnataka unit secretary V Pugazhenthi and others, booked for allegedly defaming the Prime Minister and the Tamil Nadu chief minister.

NEW DELHI

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) today said it will launch a 'Metro Fare Satyagraha' from Wednesday against the hike in Delhi metro fares and alleged that the decision to raise tariffs was taken by the Centre to "benefit" radio cab operators.

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