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Raigarh, 16 Jul 2018/--/Nearly 350kg of ganja worth Rs 17.50 lakh was recovered from an abandoned SUV in this district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. The contraband was seized from the sports utility vehicle (SUV), a Scorpio that was left near a pond in Sarangarh area, Raigarh Additional...

Jaipur, 16 Jul 2018/--/A boy was beaten up by a girl in Rajasthan's Bharatpur city for reportedly defaming her, a video of which has gone viral on social media. The video shows the girl, who seems to be an athlete, confronting the accused and later beating him black and blue with a stick. He is...

Thane, 16 Jul 2018/--/A 30-year-old activist of a political party has been arrested for allegedly issuing threats to an NCP MLA on a social networking site, the police said today. The accused, Mirza Rehan Azmi, allegedly posted an objectionable message yesterday on his Facebook page against...

Srinagar, 16 Jul 2018/--/More than 100 couples belonging to underprivileged sections from various districts of the Valley tied the knot here at a simple but impressive ceremony, the biggest mass wedding ever in Kashmir, the organisers said. Hundreds of people attended the ceremony which was...

Thiruvananthapuram, 16 Jul 2018/--/Rail and road traffic were hit in various parts of Kerala today due to waterlogging as heavy rains continued to pound the state with the South West Monsoon becoming active again. In the second spell of rains due to the South West monsoon, 11 people have been...

Chennai, 16 Jul 2018/--/Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami today condoled the death of a city-based woman journalist who was killed in a road accident. Palaniswami also announced a solatium of Rs three lakh to the family of the victim, Shalini (24). The deceased, who was employed with a Tamil...

NEW DELHI, 16 Jul 2018/--/The Delhi Police has issued a lookout circular against the husband of the female flight attendant who allegedly committed suicide in south Delhi's Panchsheel Park on Friday, police said today. Anisiya Batra was in her 40s and worked with a German airline. Batra allegedly...

Puducherry, 16 Jul 2018/--/Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy today said the territorial government was opposed to the Centre's move to set up a new panel replacing the University Grants Commission (UGC). Replying to a question raised by the Leader of the Opposition Anbalagan (AIADMK) during...

Jammu, 16 Jul 2018/--/A landslide today struck the Tarakote Marg, the new seven-km track to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing its closure, a senior police officer said. However, no one was injured in the incident, senior superintendent of police, Reasi, Tahir...

Nagpur, 16 Jul 2018/--/Amid an agitation by farmer outfits demanding higher procurement prices for milk, the Opposition today created ruckus on the issue and, siding with the agitators, walked out of the Maharashtra Assembly. They accused the government of being "anti-farmer" and "indifferent" to...

Sambalpur, 16 Jul 2018/--/Two of the five people accused of burning a woman alive after raping her in Rajpura area of Sambhal district have been arrested, the police said today. The woman was allegedly burnt alive inside a temple premises after she was raped by the five people in her house on...

Thiruvananthapuram, 16 Jul 2018/--/Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's office here was vandalised today by the youth wing activists of the BJP, police said, days after he set off a huge row with remarks that the BJP, if voted to power again, will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a...

Bengaluru, 16 Jul 2018/--/Senior Karnataka Congress leader K B Koliwad today accused some of his own party leaders of "tormenting" chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, who had said that he was "not happy" being in the top post and was swallowing the pain like 'Vishakantha' (Lord Shiva), who drank poison...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Supreme Court today said the social stigma and discrimination attached to the LGBTQ community would go if criminality of consensual gay sex is done away with, while maintaining that it would scrutinise the legal validity of section 377 of the IPC in all its aspects. A...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed the need to involve people in preserving the country's archaeological heritage, saying it was the responsibility of society to take pride in it. Modi rued the mentality of not giving importance to the archaeological legacy and...

Mumbai/Bengaluru, 12 Jul 2018/--/Nearly 330 passengers had a narrow escape after two IndiGo planes averted a mid-air collision over the Bangalore airspace on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident, industry sources said. The aircraft involved in the incident were...

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 12 Jul 2018/--/Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has kicked up a huge row with his remarks that if voted to power again, the BJP will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a "Hindu Pakistan". Tharoor's comments prompted cries for apology from Congress president...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Delhi High Court today sought to know the stand of former Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav on a plea by the Nitish Kumar faction seeking to file documents to buttress its claim that he has formed and joined a new political party. The application was...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today visited the school where 16 kindergarten students were allegedly confined in the basement for non-payment of fee. Kejriwal said they interacted with the principal of Rabia Public School,...

Chandigarh, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Punjab sports ministry is set to recommend relaxations in the educational qualification for granting government jobs to sports personalities in its new policy, in the wake of questions being raised over the graduation degree of Indian women's team cricketer...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/A burglar apparently indulged in an impromptu victory dance after other members of the gang successfully broke into multiple shops in north Delhi's Lahori Gate area. The unusual act was caught by a CCTV camera installed in the lane, but the burglars had their faces...

Mumbai, 12 Jul 2018/--/Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has condoled the demise of spiritual leader Dada J P Vaswani, saying he was an ambassador of peace and goodwill. Vaswani, head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, died in Pune today due to old age-related ailments. He was 99. Rao said he had...

Puducherry, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Puducherry government today said it would soon launch a housing scheme for the poorer sections in the Union Territory. Replying to the demand for grants for housing and other departments in the Assembly, minister of health and tourism Malladi Krishna Rao said the...

Mumbai, 12 Jul 2018/--/At least five videos that allegedly fuelled rumours of child-lifting and led to lynching incidents in Maharashtra have been found to be "manipulated", a senior police official said today. He claimed that most of these videos were "misrepresented to create panic" and were not...

Chennai, 12 Jul 2018/--/Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit today launched the distribution of vermi-compost to schools in an effort to create awareness on solid waste management among students. The bags containing vermi-compost produced in the Raj Bhavan campus were given away to headmasters...