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Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board today proposed relinquishing its right over the disputed land in Ayodhya, and building a 'masjid-e-aman" in Lucknow to resolve the Ram janmabhoomi-Babri masjid tangle, a move rejected by the Muslim protagonists involved in the protracted


The Congress Working Committee (CWC) today approved the schedule for election of the next party president starting December 1, paving the way for the elevation of its vice-president Rahul Gandhi ahead of the crucial Gujarat Assembly polls.

Dignitaries, political leaders condole demise
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Veteran Congress leader and former Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who was in coma since 2008, died on Monday at Apollo Hospital here, doctors said. He was 72.

Calculated plan to destroy freedom of expression: Mamata
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The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking deletion of certain alleged objectionable scenes from the upcoming movie 'Padmavati', terming it as premature.


A militant was killed in an encounter with security forces in forest area of Tral in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir today, police said.


Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today invoked the Sanskrit words 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is a family) as he opened IFFI.


Describing Indira Gandhi as a great statesman and the best prime minister India ever had, former President Pranab Mukherjee today said she never shied away from reality.


The alleged absence of 100 per cent CCTV coverage at different police stations of the city, today prompted the Delhi High Court to ask the AAP government why close circuit televisions have not been installed so far.


The Congress is "helping" the BJP against the Left in Kerala and Tripura, CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat said, in response to former prime minister Manmohan Singh's appeal for a joint fight against the saffron party at the national level.


Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's attempt to attack the Centre over demonetisation using the surname of new Miss World Manushi Chhillar has invited strong criticism from two senior ministers in the Haryana government.


The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said today that Aadhaar data is completely safe and secure.


The Supreme Court today directed all state governments to make school children aware of the dangers posed by virtual dare games like Blue Whale Challenge.

United Nations

The permanent members of the UN Security Council are 'unnerved' by the prospect of India's nominee Dalveer Bhandari winning against Britain's candidate in the election to the last seat of the World Court as it would set a precedent that may challenge their power in th


President Donald Trump is not anti-immigrant, a prominent Indian-American official in the White House has said after a Congressional panel passed a legislation that imposes more restrictions on the H-1B work visas, the most sought after by Indian IT professionals.


An Indian-origin former woman warrant officer in the Singapore Army was today jailed for four months and three weeks for abusing and beating her Indian maid.


Chancellor Angela Merkel was left scrambling for ways to drag Germany out of crisis today after high-stakes talks to form a new government collapsed, potentially forcing Europe's top economy into snap elections.


South Korea's spy agency says North Korea has punished two top military officers during a highly unusual inspection of the military's powerful political bureau.


President Rodrigo Duterte's spokesman says China is being offered a chance to operate a third telecommunications carrier in the Philippines.


Kenya's Supreme Court today dismissed two petitions to overturn the country's October 26 presidential election re-run, validating the poll victory of President Uhuru Kenyatta. "The court has unanimously determined that the petitions are not merited.

Deir Ezzor (Syria)

The Syrian army and loyalist militiamen today retook full control of Albu Kamal from the Islamic State group, a military source said, ousting the jihadists from their last urban stronghold in Syria.


China today dismissed a top Pakistani Army General's allegation that India has established a special intelligence cell at a cost of USD 500 million to sabotage the strategic China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), saying it does not have any such report.


A fire broke out in Reshi Bazaar locality in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag town in the wee hours today, damaging several residential houses and shops, police said.


A Paraguayan national was apprehended at the Cochin airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine worth Rs 4 crore, the CISF said today.


Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje today offered prayers at the famous Sri Mookambika temple at Kollur in Udupi district. Temple managing trustee Harish Shetty welcomed her on arrival. She had come from Bengaluru by helicopter to Areshirur helipad near Kollur.


A woman was allegedly shot dead over family disputes, following which two persons, including her daughter-in-law, have been arrested, police said today. Radha Rani was killed on November 11, they said.


Opposition AIADMK here today sought to know what locus standi chief minister V Narayanasamy has to comment on his Tamil Nadu counterpart, when he himself is at loggerheads with the Puducherry Lt Governor on several issues.


A district court has acquitted four members of a family who were tried for allegedly torching to death a woman following a quarrel last year in Bhiwandi township here.


The unified AIADMK today lashed out at deposed party leader V K Sasikala's brother V Divakaran for his comments on late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, saying he was not qualified to "criticise" her.


BJP MLC G L Raina today called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and demanded the constitution of a "welfare board" for displaced Kashmiri Pandits (KP) in the state.


Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today said that one has to accept that lord Ram is not as respected as lord Krishna in parts beyond north India.