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Mumbai, 15 Jan 2018/--/A 51-year-old Railway Protection Force official allegedly attempted suicide by jumping in front of a train at suburban Kurla station today. Sub-inspector Ramesh Meshram of the Matunga RPF Post tried to end his life by jumping in front of a local train at Kurla's platform...

Muzaffarnagar, 15 Jan 2018/--/Four Haryana-based farmers have been booked for allegedly grabbing agriculture land in Shamli district, police said today. According to station house officer Sandeep Balyan, on the direction of the district magistrate of Shamli, Inder Vikram Singh, police have...

Srinagar, 15 Jan 2018/--/Kargil town in Ladakh region froze at minus 20 degrees Celsius on Sunday night even as the minimum temperature across Kashmir continued to remain several degrees below the freezing point owing to dry weather. The mercury in nearby Leh town settled at a low of minus 10.9...

Bareilly (UP), 15 Jan 2018/--/Two women patients were today killed after being trapped in the fire that broke out in ICU of a private hospital here on Stadium road, police said. The fire broke out in the wee hours in which patients Rajbala (32) and Mangla Devi (41) died, they said. Acting district...

Noida, 15 Jan 2018/--/A man has been arrested for allegedly stealing a police uniform and impersonating a cop, police said today. The man, who runs a hotel in Delhi, had parked his car outside media house at Film City, following which the guards defaulted his car's tyres, they said. At this, the...

Kadapa, 15 Jan 2018/--/The Kadapa Police have arrested two Bangladeshi nationals for allegedly duping people here by supplying counterfeit American currency notes in the name of exchanging money. The accused also carried fake Aadhaar cards and passports, Kadapa's sub-divisional police officer S K...

Gorakhpur, 15 Jan 2018/--/Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adtiyanath is non-committal on the release of the controversial film 'Padmaavat' in the state. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali movie is set for release on January 25. "I am not a future teller," was his cryptic reply when mediapersons asked him...

Puducherry, 15 Jan 2018/--/Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi has welcomed the "attitudinal change" in welfare minister M Kandasamy, who had said he would not make any hostile comment against her from now on. Bedi said other ministers, including the welfare minister, should realise that all...

Rajnandgaon, 15 Jan 2018/--/A Naxal was gunned down today in an encounter with security forces at a forest in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district, police said. The skirmish took place this morning in Jhilmili forest area when a joint team of personnel from different security forces was out on an...

Chandigarh, 15 Jan 2018/--/In another case of brutal sexual assault in Haryana, a 50-year-old man was arrested for allegedly mutilating the private parts of a 10-year-old girl by inserting a wooden object, police said today. The incident, which took place on Sunday in an area near Pinjore, comes...

Bengaluru, 15 Jan 2018/--/Former state minister Anand Asnotikar today quit BJP and joined the Janata Dal Secular, ahead of the upcoming Assembly elections in Karnataka. Asnotikar along with his followers joined the JDS in the presence of party supremo and former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, and...

Panaji, 15 Jan 2018/--/The Goa government today filed a brief summary of arguments before the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal in Delhi amidst its dispute with Karnataka over the diversion of the river's waters. The hearing on Goa's arguments against Karnataka's proposed dams on the river will be...

NEW DELHI, 15 Jan 2018/--/The three-day session of the Delhi Assembly began on a stormy note today, with the AAP legislators raising the issue of the ongoing sealing drive against properties which are allegedly in violation of municipal norms. Speaker Ram Niwas Goel adjourned the House for 15...

Srinagar, 15 Jan 2018/--/Security forces have been put on a heightened alert in Kashmir following inputs of a possible militant attack in the city ahead of the Republic Day celebrations, police said today. The security forces in Kashmir, especially the city, were put on heightened alert following...

Mumbai, 15 Jan 2018/--/The Kamala Mills compound blaze that claimed 14 lives has shaken the conscience of society and is an eye-opener, the Bombay High Court said today, and held that the tragedy was a result of the administration's failure to ensure strict adherence to fire safety norms. The court...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/Opposition members in the Lok Sabha today alleged a conspiracy to drive out Bengali-speaking population from Assam, a charge rejected as "baseless" by Union home minister Rajnath Singh. Trinamool Congress (TMC) member Saugata Roy raised the issue as soon as the Zero Hour...

Guwahati, 4 Jan 2018/--/The BJP today urged the authorities involved with the National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam to file a complaint in the Supreme Court against West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee for alleging that the Centre was "hatching a conspiracy" to drive out Bengalis from...

Jammu, 4 Jan 2018/--/The Border Security Force (BSF) has launched "Operation Alert" along the over 200 kilometer long International Border (IB) in Jammu and Kashmir to curb the increasing movement of infiltrating militants from across the border. "There are inputs that there is movement of...

Pune, 4 Jan 2018/--/An FIR was filed against Dalit leader Jignesh Mevani and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student leader Umar Khalid for their alleged "provocative" speeches during an event here on December 31, an official said today. Both were charged for allegedly creating a rift and...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/India today rebuffed Pakistan for carrying out "propagandistic exercises" by putting out "coerced" statements by Kulbhushan Jadhav on video, and said such actions by Islamabad carry no credibility. The hard-hitting response by India came after the Pakistan foreign ministry...

Beijing, 4 Jan 2018/--/Indian Ambassador to China Gautam Bambawale today held talks with Guo Yezhou, vice minister, International Department of the ruling Communist Party, amid efforts by the two nations to improve their ties post-Dokalam. Guo is the senior most vice minister of the international...

Jerusalem, 4 Jan 2018/--/Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will present a special gift - the Gal-Mobile water desalinisation and purification jeep - to his friend Narendra Modi during his visit to India starting January 14, according to sources here. Netanyahu and Modi waded into the...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a plea of the CBI seeking a clarification on the nature of sanction needed from a state government for conducting any inquiry or investigation into an offence in the state. The agency challenged a limited part of the order of the...

NEW DELHI, 4 Jan 2018/--/Concerned over the killing of a Hindu activist in Karnataka, a delegation of BJP MPs today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to seek a probe by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the case and other such violent deaths in the state. BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje,...

NELLIKUPPAM (TN), 4 Jan 2018/--/In a veiled attack on 'superstar' Rajinikanth and Kamal Hassan over their political ambitions, DMDK chief Vijayakant's wife Premalatha today said those "asleep so far" were going to start political parties. Leading a protest here in Cuddalore District in support of...