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NEW DELHI, 11 Dec 2018/--/A Delhi court today allowed the CBI plea seeking permission to take signature and handwriting samples of Christian Michel James, the alleged middleman who has been chargesheeted and arrested in the graft-tainted AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal. Special CBI Judge Arvind...

Srinagar, 11 Dec 2018/--/Three policemen were killed today when Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked a guard post outside a minority pocket in south Kashmir's Shopian district, officials said. The attack took place this afternoon when four policemen were sitting in a pre-fabricated...

NEW DELHI, 11 Dec 2018/--/The Supreme Court today deferred to next month the hearing on Maharashtra government's appeal challenging the Bombay High Court refusal to extend the 90-day limit for filing chargesheet in the Koregaon-Bhima violence case. The top court, which had asked the state...

Raipur, 11 Dec 2018/--/Climbing the populism ladder, the BJP's longest-serving chief minister Raman Singh gave rice, mobiles and even medical advice almost free to a large population, but his bid for another shot at ruling Chhattisgarh saw him touching feet of his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi...

Hyderabad, 11 Dec 2018/--/From living a life of near anonymity as a Congress foot soldier to becoming the mascot of Telangana pride who brought down the then mighty Congress to its knees and wrested statehood, K Chandrasekhar Rao has navigated the choppy waters of politics with the ease of a...

Hyderabad, 11 Dec 2018/--/Congress, appeared heading for a big loss in Telangana Assembly elections, today raised suspicion of EVM manipulation and demanded 100 per cent counting of the VVPAT slips. As the Congress was leading in only 22 of the 99 seats it contested in the December 7 polls, its...

NEW DELHI, 11 Dec 2018/--/The BJP headquarters in Delhi wore a relatively deserted look today, even as Congress workers celebrated their party's good show in Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh at its headquarters here. The Delhi Police erected barricades near the BJP headquarters at ITO here in the...

NEW DELHI, 11 Dec 2018/--/Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu today had a tough time controlling his emotions as he mentioned the passing away of Union minister and "dear friend" Ananth Kumar. At the beginning of the Winter session of Parliament, Naidu as per tradition read out the obituary...

Mumbai, 11 Dec 2018/--/After winning the Dhule Municipal Corporation polls, the ruling BJP is way ahead of other parties with 1,100 seats in its kitty out of the total 2,732 seats in 27 urban civic bodies across Maharashtra. The Uddhav Thackeray-led Shiv Sena is at the second position having 499...

NEW DELHI, 11 Dec 2018/--/An RPF team of Northern Railway has busted racketeers carrying a cache of silver worth Rs 75 lakh on-board the Telangana Express, the ministry said in a statement today. Sleuths of Ballabgarh RPF seized 262 kg of silver from them. "During checking at Ballabgarh Railway...

Chennai, 11 Dec 2018/--/The Madras High Court on Monday issued a notice to the Tamil Nadu government on a plea seeking special reservation for transgenders in appointments for government jobs. The notice was issued by Justice S Vimala on a plea moved by a Chennai resident P Sudha, a transsexual....

Puducherry, 11 Dec 2018/--/Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy led the Union Territory in paying tributes to nationalist poet Subramania Bharathi on his 136th birth anniversary today. Deputy Speaker V P Sivakolundhu, legislators, delegates of different Tamil outfits and officials were among...

Raipur, 11 Dec 2018/--/The LED screen at select locations installed by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Chhattisgarh were an attraction for the residents of the state’s capital. People in large numbers were found watching the telecasts by news channels of the trends of results. People had...

New Delhi, 4 Dec 2018/--/The Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU) alleged Monday that the administration has hiked fees for basic documentation like collecting no dues, degrees and migration certificates. In its Academic Council meeting in October, the varsity had approved a proposal to hike...

Mumbai, 4 Dec 2018/--/The NCP has accused the BJP of allowing criminals into its fold leading to law and order problems in Maharashtra, a charge dismissed by the ruling party as "baseless". Nationalist Congress Party's (NCP) national spokesperson Nawab Malik claimed that members of underworld don...

New Delhi, 4 Dec 2018/--/The Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) here has set up a Centre for Technology and Policing which will assist the Delhi Police in cyber policing, social media analysis and image processing. The centre established with an aim to improve policing in the...

Mumbai, 4 Dec 2018/--/Maharashtra environment minister Ramdas Kadam today demanded a probe into the massive fire near the Aarey Colony forest in suburban Goregaon to ascertain whether it was a mere accident or pre-planned. Kadam claimed that the inferno destroyed vegetation on nearly 60 acres of...

Raipur, 4 Dec 2018/--/Forest officials in Chhattisgarh's Naxal-hit Bijapur district on Sunday thwarted an audacious smuggling operation in forests by seizing large quantities of teak wood from the Indravati river, a senior officer said today. The wooden logs smuggled from neighbouring Maharashtra...

Hyderabad, 4 Dec 2018/--/Senior Congress leader RC Khuntia Tuesday exuded confidence the party-led "People's Front" will win over 80 seats in the Assembly elections and form the next government in Telangana. The Telangana AICC in-charge said party president Rahul Gandhi along with Andhra Pradesh...

Hyderabad, 4 Dec 2018/--/Muslims and the "settlers" from the coastal and Rayalaseema regions of Andhra Pradesh are likely to play a crucial role in the electoral fortunes of the candidates in 24 constituencies falling under the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). In the 2014 Andhra...

Hyderabad, 4 Dec 2018/--/Asserting that the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre was committed to the development of Telangana, Union minister Smriti Irani today alleged that the ruling TRS had 'failed' to take the Central schemes to people at the grass root level. Addressing an election...

Bengaluru, 4 Dec 2018/--/Right-wing outfit Sanatan Sanstha today accused the special investigation team (SIT) probing the Gauri Lankesh murder case of "framing" it and distanced itself from the 18 people named as accused in connection with the crime. The SIT which has so far arrested 16 people...

Thiruvanananthapuram, 4 Dec 2018/--/After disrupting the Kerala Assembly for four consecutive days over the Sabarimala issue, the Congress-led UDF Opposition today boycotted the proceedings for not discussing the nepotism charges against Local Administration minister K T Jaleel. The UDF alleged...

Bulandshahr, 4 Dec 2018/--/After initial protests, the family of a youth who died during the mob violence over alleged illegal cow slaughter here agreed to conduct his last rites as the district administration announced compensation of Rs 5 lakh. In the afternoon, the family had refused to proceed...

Alwar, 4 Dec 2018/--/Congress president Rahul Gandhi today targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over employment opportunities, farm loan waiver, Rafale deal and demonetisation. Rahul hit out at Modi over his promise of providing employment to 2 crore youths during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. "...