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Hyderabad, 21 Sep 2017/--/His homeland forced him into exile and his host country is threatening to deport him but Syedullah Bashar is hopeful that one day justice will be his -- and his community of Rohingya Muslims. As the world debates the plight of Rohingya Muslims, forced to flee their homes...

Hyderabad, 21 Sep 2017/--/India needs a well thought-out law to deal with refugees so that the government of the day does not get carried away by "subjectivity", says former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid. Being a senior member of the United Nations, New Delhi should also sign...

NEW DELHI, 21 Sep 2017/--/The Union government has directed states to submit strategies for tackling health challenges posed by climate change and extreme weather conditions in their respective regions as part of a comprehensive national-level strategy which is in the works. The plan is aimed at...

NEW DELHI, 21 Sep 2017/--/The CBI has arrested retired Orissa High Court judge Ishrat Masroor Quddusi and four others in connection with a corruption case, agency sources said here today. The arrests were made late last night after a detailed search operation at eight locations, including the...

Varanasi, 21 Sep 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi will begin a two-day visit to his Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency from Friday, during which he will inaugurate several infrastructure projects and address public meetings, officials said today. Varanasi district magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Mishra...

Hyderabad, 21 Sep 2017/--/Urging the government, media, film industry and others to raise awareness on the attacks against children, Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi today said that girls who become victims should get respect, as they are not responsible for the abuse against them. "The...

Jammu, 21 Sep 2017/--/After a two-day lull in cross-border firing and shelling, Pakistani troops targeted Indian border outposts and villages along the International Border (IB) in Jammu and Samba districts today, injuring three civilians, a senior BSF officer said. "Pakistan Rangers started...

NEW DELHI, 21 Sep 2017/--/The Union government employees will not get a daily allowance on Leave Travel Concession (LTC), according to an official order. The LTC allows the grant of leave and ticket reimbursement to employees who are entitled under the rules to travel to their home towns and other...

NEW DELHI, 21 Sep 2017/--/Most people are "worried" about what has happened to India's tradition of tolerance, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said today following his interactions with students in the US. Rahul invited non-resident Indians (NRIs) to "work with the Congress". "I had many...

NEW DELHI, 21 Sep 2017/--/The Delhi Police today told the Delhi High Court that it wanted to embark upon a new mode of investigation, called forensic psychology, in the death case of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar. The police told a bench of Justices G S Sistani and Chander...

NEW DELHI, 21 Sep 2017/--/After a case of trespass was registered against a team of CBI officials, the central probe agency today refuted allegations that it raided the residence of any sitting Orissa High Court Judge. The Odisha Police today registered a case of trespass against a team of CBI...

NEW DELHI, 20 Sep 2017/--/Taking note of a complaint about trafficking of Muslim women from India allegedly to Middle Eastern countries under the pretext of marriage, the National Commission for Minorities has decided to approach home and external affairs ministries seeking intervention. NCM...

Princeton, 20 Sep 2017/--/Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today said that the "politics of polarisation" was a "central challenge" in India and sections of the society, including the minority communities and tribals, do not feel part of the BJP's vision. "In the 21st century, if you leave some...

NEW DELHI, 20 Sep 2017/--/Union home minister Rajnath Singh is likely to visit the Sino-Indian border in Uttarakhand next week, the first by a senior minister in the Narendrta Modi-led NDA government after the resolution of the stand-off in Dokalam, officials said. During the visit, Singh will...

Srinagar, 20 Sep 2017/--/Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today asked the police to adopt a more "relaxed and humane" approach in dealing with situations, so that the men in uniform acted as an "institution of public reassurance", rather than a "cause of fear" among the masses....

NEW DELHI, 20 Sep 2017/--/Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today directed the education department to study the CCTV system in schools run by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to check if it could be implemented in its schools to ensure safety of children, an official said today. At a meeting...

NEW DELHI, 20 Sep 2017/--/In an apparent case of road rage, a man allegedly hit two motorcycle-borne persons with his car as they objected to him smoking in front of them in south Delhi, following which one of the duo succumbed to injuries today. Police, however, said they are probing whether it...

NEW DELHI, 20 Sep 2017/--/The air quality of Delhi has so far been "relatively better" compared to last year, the Delhi government today said, a day after the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA pulled up the NCR states for not doing enough to prevent a potential spike in pollution during the upcoming...

Srinagar, 20 Sep 2017/--/Opposition National Conference (NC) today said it would hold a state-level convention of the party here to discuss the issues and challenges being faced by Jammu and Kashmir, including the legal challenge to Article 35A of the Constitution. The NC today held a high-level...

Hyderabad, 20 Sep 2017/--/The son of a TRS corporator here was today arrested for allegedly harassing three women, who were his school classmates, and stalking them on social media, police said. The accused, Abhishek Goud (22), son of Malakajgiri TRS corporator Jagdish Goud, was arrested by the SHE...

Raipur, 20 Sep 2017/--/Atleast 10 villagers, including women sarpanch and deputy sarpanch, were allegedly kidnapped by Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said. The kidnapped woman sarpanch is the wife of a surrendered Naxal who was allegedly involved in Burkapal attack on Central...

NEW DELHI, 20 Sep 2017/--/The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government to inspect mosques in East Delhi and check if the noise levels generated by loudspeakers during 'azaan' were exceeding the permissible limit. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar asked the...

NEW DELHI, 20 Sep 2017/--/Troubled by the unedifying spectacle of hundreds of Ganesha idols littering the Yamuna, the National Green Tribunal today sought the responses from the Delhi government and others on the issue. A plea highlighting the plight of the river which has been almost completely...

Amritsar, 20 Sep 2017/--/The Border Security Force shot dead two Pakistani intruders along the Indo-Pak border today when they refused to surrender while crossing over to Indian territory. DIG BSF J S Oberio said the BSF shot dead two Pakistani intruders when they ignored warnings and kept marching...

Mumbai, 20 Sep 2017/--/The 'dabbawalas' of Mumbai today cancelled their delivery of over two lakh tiffins to office- goers in the city in view of the disruption of suburban rail services after heavy rains. The tiffin delivery men use suburban trains to ensure the lunch boxes reach their destination...