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Srinagar, 27 Apr 2017/--/Three heavily-armed terrorists today stormed an army camp in Kupwara district of Kashmir, killing a Captain and two other soldiers before two of the assailants were gunned down in a fierce 35-minute encounter. Soon after the encounter, a mob started pelting stones at the...

Mumbai, 27 Apr 2017/--/Veteran actor and Member of Parliament Vinod Khanna - the Bollywood heartthrob best known for his roles in films such as "Amar Akbar Anthony," "Qurbaani" and "Insaaf" -- died of cancer at a hospital here this morning . He was 70. "He passed away at 11.20 AM. It's a sad moment...

NEW DELHI, 27 Apr 2017/--/The CRPF is set to overhaul its anti-Naxal operations in the south Bastar region of Chhattisgarh in the aftermath of one of the biggest attacks on the force in the state on Monday and a fresh offensive is expected to be  launched soon. Twenty-five jawans of the Central...

Shimla, 27 Apr 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged the people of Himachal Pradesh to vote for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), saying they should follow the example of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi from where "fresh" winds of change are flowing into the hill state. "Himachal...

NEW DELHI, 27 Apr 2017/--/The iconic Teen Murti Chowk and the Teen Murti Marg here will now be known after the Israeli city Haifa with the NDMC approving their renaming ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the Jewish nation. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) today took a decision...

JAIPUR, 27 Apr 2017/--/69-year-old Dalit writer Kusum Meghwal has alleged threat to her life over objection by a few groups on her new book on Rajput warrior Maharana Pratap. According to the complaint filed by the writer at Ambamata police station in Udaipur, she had been receiving threat calls...

NEW DELHI, 27 Apr 2017/--/The National Green Tribunal today issued notice to spiritual figure Sri Sri Ravi Shankar on a contempt plea against him for blaming the Centre and the panel for damaging Yamuna floodplains by allowing his NGO's cultural extravaganza held there. "Notice to the respondent,"...

NEW DELHI, 27 Apr 2017/--/The Supreme Court today said the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act of 2013 is a "workable piece of legislation" and it was not justifiable to keep its operation pending. As per the Act, the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha will be part of the Lokpal selection panel. At...

NEW DELHI, 27 Apr 2017/--/A "regulatory regime" for data protection is in the offing, the government today told the Supreme Court, asserting that an individual's freedom of choice needs to be protected. "We are coming out with a regulatory regime on data protection. Freedom of choice needs to be...

NEW DELHI, 27 Apr 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi will unveil translated volumes of 'Vachana', penned by 12th century social reformer Basavanna and others, in 23 Indian languages on the occasion of Basava Jayanthi on April 29. 'Vachana' is a prosaic form well known in the Kannada literature....

NEW DELHI, 27 Apr 2017/--/The Prime Minister's office has directed all the ministries to prepare a two-year action plan for implementation of the much-celebrated 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. The execution of the plans will be monitored by the Department of Drinking Water and Sanitation under the Rural...

Mumbai, 27 Apr 2017/--/Senior Congress leader Gurudas Kamat today said he has requested party president Sonia Gandhi to relieve him of the responsibilities of Rajasthan. In a letter to Gandhi today, Kamat said he was grateful to her for relieving him of the charge of Gujarat. "Am truly grateful but...

Nainital, 27 Apr 2017/--/The Uttarakhand High Court today issued notice to the Election Commission and the state government on a petition alleging tampering of EVMs in Dehradun's Vikasnagar constituency. In the assembly polls held in February, BJP's Munna Singh Chauhan had defeated former cabinet...

Lucknow, 27 Apr 2017/--/The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has initiated a "ghar wapsi" campaign to de- radicalise "misguided" persons and 25 youth from various districts are being counselled after a tab was kept on their online activities. The initiative comes after the ATS recently...

Chennai, 27 Apr 2017/--/AIADMK (Amma) leader TTV Dhinakaran was this afternoon brought here by the Delhi police, two days after he was arrested by them in connection with an alleged bribery case. A Delhi police team probing the Election Commission (EC) bribery case brought Dhinakaran and his...

Raipur, 27 Apr 2017/--/Nearly 73 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed to people in Chhattisgarh under a government scheme in the last one year. "So far, 72.90 lakh LED bulbs have been distributed to power consumers since the 'Rashtriya Ujala Yojna' was launched in March last year in Chhattisgarh,"...

Lucknow, 27 Apr 2017/--/Amid Intelligence warning that an ISI-trained group in the garb of Hindu seers might strike prominent religious sites in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has called for construction of boundary walls around the holy spots. The priest-turned-politician also...

Thiruvananthapuram, 27 Apr 2017/--/The Kerala government today announced an education loan repayment scheme to help students from financially backward families. The scheme is to provide relief to debt-ridden families, who had taken education loans for their wards, State Chief Minister Pinarayi...

THIRUVALA (KERALA), 27 Apr 2017/--/Veteran BJP leader L K Advani today said all sections of the society should be respected and his party never made distinction on caste or community basis. "...All sections of the society should be respected. That is the approach my party has adopted and...

Chennai, 27 Apr 2017/--/The two AIADMK factions today failed to break the ice over commencement of merger talks, with the rebel group firm on removal of party chief VK Sasikala and her deputy TTV Dhinakaran, besides a CBI probe into J Jayalalithaa's death. Though the faction led by Chief Minister...

NEW DELHI, 26 Apr 2017/--/The BJP today scored a hat-trick in the Delhi civic polls as it comfortably retained control of the three municipal corporations, dealing a severe blow to the AAP and dashing the Congress' hope of a revival. Winning 181 out of 270 wards where elections were held, the...

NEW DELHI, 26 Apr 2017/--/Senior IPS officer Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar was today appointed as the Director General of the  CRPF, two days after 25 personnel of the force were massacred by Naxals in Chhattisgarh.The paramilitary force was headless for nearly two months after the retirement of K Durga...

NEW DELHI, 26 Apr 2017/--/The Supreme Court today put a poser as to why there was no objection from lawmakers on the government's decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for making PAN cards, a move which was given effect by the latest budget from July 1. "542 persons are sitting in Parliament, why do...

NEW DELHI, 26 Apr 2017/--/Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal is likely to expand his Cabinet soon with the possible induction of a dalit face, after the Aam Aadmi Party's poor show in the Delhi municipal polls. AAP sources said senior minister Satyendar Jain may be relieved of the charge of the...

NEW DELHI, 26 Apr 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a serious view of the "large number of complaints" about "corrupt practices" of Railway officials and directed strictest possible action against those found guilty. He asked the Indian Railways to work towards a unified single...