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Namakkal, 22 Sep 2018/--/A former woman AIADMK MLA, now in the DMK, was arrested here Friday for allegedly spreading defamatory information about a Tamil Nadu minister through the social media, police said. P Saraswathi has been booked under five sections of Indian Penal code including those...

Shimla, 22 Sep 2018/--/Thirteen people were killed today when an overcrowded bus skidded off the road and fell into a 100-metre deep gorge in Himachal Pradesh, police said. The vehicle was going to Tiuni in Uttarakhand from Hakoti in Shimla district when it fell into the gorge near Snail, some 65...

Muzaffarnagar, 22 Sep 2018/--/Uttar Pradesh Police today said they have arrested a man for illegally withdrawing more than Rs 18 lakh from an ATM in Shamli district with help from the bank manager. Chetan Kumar illegally removed Rs 18,37,300 from the ATM of the Indian Overseas Bank branch in Banti...

Rajamahendravaram, 22 Sep 2018/--/Three members of a family lost their lives when firecrackers, meant for sale during Diwali, exploded at a house in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district today, police said. The blast is believed to have been caused by a short-circuit that triggered a fire around...

NEW DELHI, 22 Sep 2018/--/Delhi's Gurdwara management committee has planned to switch from piped natural gas to biogas to run its langar kitchen in 10 shrines here, including Bangla Sahib and Rakab Ganj Gurdwara. The move is aimed at reducing carbon footprint, cut fuel cost and making the shrines...

Bhopal, 22 Sep 2018/--/Madhya Pradesh Congress president Kamal Nath Saturday said MP chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan was not above the law after the latter recently claimed that the misuse of the amended SC/ST Act won't be allowed in the state. Chouhan had on Thursday announced that a...

NEW DELHI, 22 Sep 2018/--/A Delhi court today discharged deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, AAP MLAs Amanatullah and Sanjeev Jha and others in a case related to a protest held by them outside the Tihar jail in 2014. Additional chief metropolitan magistrate Samar Vishal granted relief to the...

Bhopal, 22 Sep 2018/--/A local court today recorded the statement of Congress leader Digvijay Singh in connection with his private complaint against Madhya Pradesh Chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Union minister Uma Bharti and five others in the Vyapam scam. The Vyapam scam refers to...

Srinagar, 22 Sep 2018/--/National Conference (NC) chief Farooq Abdullah visited the police headquarters here Saturday to offer his condolences on the killing of three police personnel by terrorists in Shopian district of Jammu and Kashmir. Abdullah, a member of Parliament from Srinagar...

Kochi, 22 Sep 2018/--/Indian Navy today said all efforts were being made to rescue its officer, who has been injured after his vessel was hit by a vicious storm mid-way across the south Indian Ocean while taking part in the Golden Globe Race. Commander Abhilash Tomy of the Navy, representing India...

Kottayam, 22 Sep 2018/--/A court in Pala today rejected a bail application filed by Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested over allegations of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun, and sent him to two-day police custody. The Bishop was brought to the magistrate court around 1.15 pm amid tight...

Janjgir-Champa, 22 Sep 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today virtually kicked off the election campaign for the BJP in Chhattisgarh by saying that people of the state are mature enough to elect a stable government. Addressing a public rally here, he said the only objective of the BJP-led...

Guwahati, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Assam police have arrested three persons for their alleged links with Hizbul Mujahideen militant Qamar-uz-Zama, who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad. “They are being interrogated,” Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia told reporters on Sunday....

Imphal, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Manipur Police on Monday took out a rally from Moreh to Tengnoupal, along the India-Myanmar border, to protest against incidents of mob violence in the state. The "men in uniform", numbering around 70 and led by Tengnoupal Superintendent of Police S Ibombcha Singh, was...

Itanagar, 19 Sep 2018/--/Security forces in Arunachal Pradesh have arrested five over ground workers of the banned NSCN(K) from Longding district. The Longding Battalion of Assam Rifles apprehended them on Saturday. Extortion money amounting to Rs 4 lakh and documents, including photographs and...

Dharamshala, 19 Sep 2018/--/A 23-year-old Tibetan man was arrested for allegedly possessing 115.21 gram of charas at Mcleodganj, police said Monday. Police seized 115.21 gram of charas, Rs 5,400 cash, a motorcycle from the accused who was caught during regular police patrolling near the bypass road...

Lucknow, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested a BSF jawan from Noida on the charge of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents, state police chief OP Singh said today. Achutanand Misra, hailing from Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district, was "honey-trapped"...

Mumbai, 19 Sep 2018/--/Accusing the Shiv Sena leadership of asking him not to voice his views on the Maratha quota issue, party MLA in Maharashtra Harshvardhan Jadhav announced today that he is floating a new outfit. Jadhav, who tendered resignation on the issue of reservations for the Marathas,...

Jammu, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Wednesday announced its participation in the upcoming municipal and panchayat polls, but demanded adequate security for its candidates. "We are going to fight the urban local body and panchayat polls, and our...

Chandigarh, 19 Sep 2018/--/Polling to the zila parishads and panchayat samitis took place in Punjab today amid stray reports of clashes between Congress and SAD workers. The voting began at 8 am and went on till 4 pm. The counting of votes will take place on September 22. Opposition party...

Thane, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Thane police in Maharashtra have decided to adopt schools to educate students about various safety measures in a bid to prevent sexual abuse and other crimes against children. Under the 'didi-kaka' scheme, children will be made aware about the difference between a 'good...

Mumbai, 19 Sep 2018/--/A threat of drought looms large over 17 districts in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra due to deficient rainfall and excess use of water for sugarcane cultivation, officials said. Most parts of Marathwada received average rainfall this monsoon and the water...

Lucknow, 19 Sep 2018/--/Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said every urban local body in the state will develop an attractive road, which will be named as the "Atal Gaurav Path" after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Along with the beautification of these roads, all...

Amravati, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to recruit nearly 19,000 personnel to fill up existing vacant posts in various departments and the state secretariat, according to an official order. "Based on the proposals received from all the heads of departments and the...

Jaipur, 19 Sep 2018/--/Months ahead of state Assembly elections, the Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan government has promoted 6,000 police constables. Speaking at an event here today, Raje said: "Rajasthan is a peaceful state and its police have made efforts to maintain law and order. Understanding...