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Raipur, 26 May 2018/--/Two Naxal sympathisers were arrested today for allegedly providing help to the rebels who blew up a police vehicle in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district last week, killing seven personnel, police said. Naresh Telam (31) and Kamlesh alias Podia Midiami (20) were arrested from...

Jodhpur, 26 May 2018/--/A Jodhpur court has granted interim bail for three days to the three main accused in the 2011 abduction and murder case of Bhanwari Devi in Rajasthan. The trial court granted bail to Malkhan Singh Bishnoi, Parasram Bishnoi and their sister Indira Bishnoi to allow them to...

Gurgaon, 26 May 2018/--/In view of protecting wildlife of the Aravalli ranges from encroachers, the Haryana government has come up with a plan of a drone survey of the mountains so that any non-forestry activity' can be prevented. The basic challenges for government agencies are to keep original...

Panaji, 26 May 2018/--/Three men from Madhya Pradesh have been arrested for allegedly gang-raping a 20-year-old woman at a beach in South Goa, police said today. While two of the accused-- Sanjiv Dhananjay Pal (23) and Ram Santosh Bhariya (19)-- were arrested from separate places in Goa late on...

Chandigarh, 26 May 2018/--/Facing flak over the appointment of his son as law officer and wife as chairperson of Punjab Warehousing Corporation, Punjab Cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu today said they will not take up the posts. The Amarinder Singh-led Punjab government had appointed the...

Mumbai, 26 May 2018/--/Maharashtra Congress chief Ashok Chavan today said a gang war-like situation is prevailing in Palghar, where a Lok Sabha by-poll is scheduled for May 28. "The situation in Palghar is no less than a gang-war. We doubt if the election can be held in a free and fair manner,"...

Chandigarh, 26 May 2018/--/Punjab chief electoral officer S Karuna Raju today said there was no "veracity" in the Shiromani Akali Dal's (SAD) allegations of misuse of government machinery and distribution of liquor by the ruling party during campaigning for the Shahkot Assembly by-poll to be held...

Shahkot, 26 May 2018/--/Senior Congress leader and Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh today attended a roadshow on the last day of campaigning for the Shahkot Assembly by-poll, scheduled to be held on Monday, and held the Shiromani Akali Dal responsible for "total lack of development" in the...

Muzaffarnagar, 26 May 2018/--/Ahead of the May 28 Lok Sabha by-poll in Kairana, authorities have tightened security and are taking other steps to ensure a fair election, a police official has said. The district authorities have divided the Uttar Pradesh constituency into 14 zones and 143 sectors,...

NEW DELHI, 26 May 2018/--/Samples collected from bats in Kerala's Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, where 12 people have died of Nipah infection, have tested negative for the virus, according to a report submitted by a Central medical team to the Union health ministry today. The report has ruled...

NEW DELHI, 19 May 2018/--/B S Yeddyurappa's three-day tenure as the chief minister of Karnataka turned out to be one of the shortest in Indian history. The 75-year-old BJP leader was sworn in as the chief minister of Karnataka on May 17. He resigned before facing a Supreme Court-mandated floor test...

Thiruvananthapuram, 19 May 2018/--/The CPI(M) today demanded Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala's resignation as his decision to invite BJP to form the government "proved to be wrong" with B S Yeddyurappa announcing his decision to resign as chief minister minutes before the scheduled trust vote. The...

Chennai, 19 May 2018/--/DMK today said democracy in Karnataka has been saved by the actions of the Supreme Court and greeted the leadership of the JD(S) and Congress after BJP strongman B S Yeddyurappa resigned as chief minister minutes before the scheduled trust vote. "...May this herald the...

Jammu, 19 May 2018/--/An organisation of refugees from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) today addressed a memorandum to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, pressing for their demands that include a bigger settlement allowance. The All JK PoK 1947 Sharnarthi Intellectual Forum also called for a minority...

NEW DELHI, 19 May 2018/--/Former Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today spoke out against the controversial January 12 press conference held by four senior judges of the Supreme Court, saying they "need not look for outside help for resolving their institutional problems". Justice Thakur was...

Panaji, 19 May 2018/--/Over eight months after it set sail from Goa, the all-women crew of the Indian Navy on board the naval vessel INSV Tarini, will return to the state on Monday after the historic circumnavigation of the globe. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will welcome the all-women crew...

Mumbai, 19 May 2018/--/Radio is a medium of great impact, veteran journalist Sir Mark Tully said, and cautioned the media against the menace of fake news. At an awards ceremony held here last night, Tully spoke about his passion for radio and its importance, especially that of public service radio...

Srinagar, 19 May 2018/--/Independent MLA from Jammu and Kashmir's Langate constituency Sheikh Abdul Rasheed was detained today for taking out a protest march against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state, police said. Rasheed along with the supporters of his party Awami Ittehad Party (...

Ludhiana, 19 May 2018/--/A government ayurveda hospital here will start the treatment of thalassaemia patients with goat blood under a project funded by the Punjab government and the Centre, a medical officer working at the hospital said. A fund of Rs 35 lakh has already been released by the Union...

Chandigarh, 19 May 2018/--/Indus Dolphin, one of the world's rarest mammals, has not been sighted in Beas river ever since molasses from a sugar factory leaked into it, leaving a large number of fish dead, officials said today. About 40 sq km area from Goindwal Sahib to Harike is the natural...

Muzaffarnagar, 19 May 2018/--/Jailed Bhim Sena district president Upkar Bavra has been booked under the National Security Act (NSA) for his alleged role in the April 2 Dalit agitation, officials said today. Bavra has cases of rioting and inciting violence against him in three different police...

Muzaffarnagar, 19 May 2018/--/The lone freedom fighter of Muzaffarnagar district, Raghuvir Singh, passed away after brief illness at a Noida hospital, officials said today. Singh was 95. Singh was part of Subhas Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj, they said. He died after brief illness at a Noida...

Muzaffarnagar, 19 May 2018/--/A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death by three strongmen of his village over old enmity here, police said today.  Pradeep Sharma's body was found stuffed in a bag on the outskirts of Kutba village last night and an attempt was made to set on fire, circle officer...

Sikar, 19 May 2018/--/A woman constable was electrocuted to death after coming into contact with a faulty cooler in her quarter, police said. The incident occurred on Friday when the constable, Sangeeta, electrocuted came into contact with the faulty cooler in which current was flowing, they said....

Kannur, 19 May 2018/--/Three CPM workers were arrested today in connection with the recent killing of a BJP worker in New Mahe near here, police said. The three were picked up from a lodge in Kozhikode district late last night and arrested this morning, they said. Shamij (40) was pulled out of his...