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Lucknow, 20 Nov 2017/--/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 legal...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. Candidates can start filing...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. "He died at 12.10 p.m. today (Monday). He had been critically ill for the...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking deletion of certain alleged objectionable scenes from the upcoming movie 'Padmavati', terming it as premature. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra was informed that the film has not yet received the certification...

Srinagar, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. Security forces launched a cordon-and-search operation in Gujarbasti forest area of Tral based on information about the presence of...

Panaji, 20 Nov 2017/--/Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today invoked the Sanskrit words 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is a family) as he opened IFFI. The row over the release of "Padmavati" had members from the film industry urging stars to boycott the International Film Festival of India (IFFI),...

Kolkata, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. He was delivering the Indira Gandhi Memorial speech on her 100th birth anniversary day here organised by...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C...

Hyderabad, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. Singh, at a rally in Kochi last week,...

Chandigarh, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kavita...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said today that Aadhaar data is completely safe and secure. Aadhaar number, it said, is not a secret number and it is to be shared with authorised agencies if one wishes to avail a certain service or benefit of...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said school-going...

Srinagar, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. The blaze erupted at around 3:30 am and quickly spread to adjacent shops and residential houses, they said....

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/A Paraguayan national was apprehended at the Cochin airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine worth Rs 4 crore, the CISF said today. Alexis R Fernadez (30) was subjected to pat-down search after the security personnel detected some padding under his clothes during...

Mangaluru, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. Tight...

Muzaffarnagar, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. Investigation revealed that the victim's daughter-in-law, Bhawana,...

Puducherry, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. Addressing newspersons here, party's legislature...

Thane, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. District judge A S Bhaisare acquitted the four while observing that the prosecution failed to prove the...

Chennai, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. Senior party leader and fisheries minister D Jayakumar took strong exception...

Jammu, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. The MLC, in a memorandum to Vohra, also batted for the removal of alleged encroachments on properties of...

Lucknow, 20 Nov 2017/--/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. He said that while Ram is looked upon in north India, Krishna is loved more outside the country. The...

Lucknow, 20 Nov 2017/--/The Uttar Pradesh capital might witness artificial rains through cloud-seeding by IIT Kanpur to combat air pollution which has reached crisis level. A few days ago, the Uttar Pradesh government had asked Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur to explore the option of...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/The air quality of Delhi, which breathed relatively clean air over the last two days, once again turned 'very poor' today as the impact of sporadic drizzle in flushing out pollutants ebbed and more vehicles hit the streets on the first working day of the week. However,...

Ahmedabad, 20 Nov 2017/--/The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today said it will contest all 182 seats in the Gujarat Assembly elections, after talks for alliance between the Sharad Pawar-led party and the Congress failed. In 2007 and 2012, the NCP and the Congress had fought the state elections...

Ahmedabad, 20 Nov 2017/--/The ruling BJP today released its third list of 28 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly polls, fielding former minister Saurabh Patel from Botad and former state party chief R C Faldu from Jamnagar-South seat. In the third list, the party has dropped as many as 16 sitting...