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HAZARIBAG (JHARKHAND), 17 Feb 2019/--/Inaugurating a slew of projects, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday the NDA government has taken several development initiatives in Jharkhand in the past four-and-a-half years for the uplift of all sections of society. The Hazaribag visit was another...

LAKHIMPUR (ASSAM), 17 Feb 2019/--/BJP president Amit Shah said Sunday the sacrifices of the 40 CRPF jawans, killed in a terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, would not go in vain as the BJP government at the Centre, unlike the erstwhile Congress dispensation, would not compromise on any security...

Srinagar, 17 Feb 2019/--/The Jammu and Kashmir administration Sunday issued orders to withdraw security of five separatist leaders, including Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, officials said. Besides the Mirwaiz, the security cover for Abdul Gani Bhat, Bilal Lone, Hashim Qureshi and Shabir Shah has been...

Jammu, 17 Feb 2019/--/Jammu and Kashmir BJP president Ravinder Raina Sunday welcomed the government decision to withdraw security cover of six separatist leaders and said he would "like them to be arrested and jailed" outside the state. The security cover of separatist leaders Mirwaiz Umar Farooq...

BHADRAK (ODISHA), 17 Feb 2019/--/Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday castigated Pakistan, accusing it of engineering the Pulwama attack in Jammu and Kashmir, in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed. He claimed that the neighbouring country backed the attack after finding out that the...

Srinagar, 17 Feb 2019/--/Kashmir is not just a piece of land, it is the people that inhabit it, National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah asserted Sunday, saying by attacking Kashmiris, they were being told there is no place for them outside the valley and no future in the mainland. "...

Jaipur, 17 Feb 2019/--/Nine child labourers were rescued from a bangle manufacturing factory here, following which two men were arrested, police said Sunday. Following a tip-off that the children were forced to work as labourers, a raid was conducted at the factory on Saturday, SHO Kotwali police...

ANANDPUR SAHIB (PB), 17 Feb 2019/--/Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the parents of CRPF constable Kulwinder Singh killed in the Pulwama terror attack in their village and announced naming a local school and a road connecting the village to here after him. Extending his...

Chennai, 17 Feb 2019/--/Ending months of speculation, Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, who floated his outfit the Rajini Makkal Mandram as a precursor to launching a political party, Sunday made it clear he would neither contest the forthcoming Lok Sabha polls nor support any party. He appealed to the...

Thane, 17 Feb 2019/--/Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis Sunday underlined the need of organising mass marriages, saying such events go a long way in reducing financial burden incurred on individual weddings. He was speaking at a function in Asangaon town in Sahapur taluka where as many...

Jaipur, 17 Feb 2019/--/Three Afghan nationals were detained here on Sunday after they failed to provide documents of the vehicle they were travelling in, police said. The three were intercepted at Transport Nagar check-post. They were detained for interrogation after they failed to show documents...

Ranchi, 17 Feb 2019/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi will Sunday lay foundation stone for hospitals in Hazaribagh, Dumka and Palamau and inaugurate a host of development schemes during his visit to the state, an official statement said. The prime minister will lay the foundation stone online for...

NEW DELHI, 17 Feb 2019/--/A man has been held guilty of digital rape of a US citizen by a Delhi court, which said her testimony could not be said to be unreliable as she came all the way from her country to depose in the case. When someone rapes a person using their finger or fingers it is termed...

Nashik, 17 Feb 2019/--/A leopard which was spotted moving near a bungalow in Nashik city of Maharashtra on Sunday morning was trapped by forest department officials after an 8-hour effort at 3:30pm. The leopard was caught from a shed covering the terrace of an apartment in Savarkar Nagar locality...

Thane, 17 Feb 2019/--/A local court in Maharashtra has awarded life imprisonment to a 36-year-old man for killing his accomplice during a robbery bid in year 2013. District Judge P P Jadhav, in his order issued earlier this month, also imposed a fine of Rs 30,000 on the accused, Sanjay Patil, a...

NEW DELHI, 17 Feb 2019/--/The Delhi High Court has granted interim protection from arrest to activist-journalist Sushil Pandit, who has been booked for allegedly tweeting fake news related to the "death" of five CRPF personnel in a militant attack in Jammu and Kashmir's Pampore area in May last...

Dehradun, 17 Feb 2019/--/The mortal remains of Major Chitresh Bisht, who was killed while defusing a landmine along the LoC in Nowshera sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir, were brought here on Sunday. The Major's body was brought to the Jollygrant airport in an army aircraft from where it was...

JABALPUR, 17 Feb 2019/--/Three passengers were killed and 30 others injured when a bus fell into a drain from a bridge in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh in the wee hours of Sunday, police said. The incident took place around 4 am when the bus was heading from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh (UP)...

Lucknow, 13 Feb 2019/--/Taking a break of just a few hours after night-long discussions with party workers, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today resumed the exercise, prepping the party in eastern Uttar Pradesh for the coming Lok Sabha elections. When asked by newspersons about a...

Hyderabad, 13 Feb 2019/--/Two months after chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao assumed office, Telangana is yet to have a full-fledged Cabinet, with the Opposition lashing out at the government over the "delay". The ruling Telangana Rashtra Samiti (TRS) said a government-appointed committee tasked...

Lucknow, 13 Feb 2019/--/The denial of permission to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav to fly to Allahabad rocked the Uttar Pradesh legislature today as angry SP and BSP members stalled proceedings of both the Houses. The entire Question Hour was derailed in both the Assembly and the Council as...

Jammu, 13 Feb 2019/--/The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today questioned the "timing and intent" behind creation of a separate administrative division for the Ladakh region, asking as to why it was done during the President's rule. JKNPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh also asked who...

Raipur, 13 Feb 2019/--/Electricity has reached all houses in 23 districts of Chhattisgarh while it is yet to reach 20,134 houses in 553 villages of the four districts. This was announced by state minister for power, new and renewable energy, R K Singh in the presence of chief minister Bhupesh...

NEW DELHI, 13 Feb 2019/--/The contentious Citizenship (amendment) Bill and the one on banning Triple Talaq are set to lapse on June 3 when the term of the present Lok Sabha ends as they could not be passed in the Rajya Sabha which adjourned sine die today. The Budget session was the last...

Aligarh, 13 Feb 2019/--/Security was beefed up at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) after some students and a TV channel crew got into an altercation over reports of a visit by AIMIM lawmaker Asaduddin Owaisi, police said today. As many as 12 students, including the university's students' union...