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Aurangabad, 19 Aug 2017/--/A scuffle broke out during a general body meeting of the civic body here today after two AIMIM corporators refused to stand up when 'Vande Mataram' was played. The meeting of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), ruled by the Shiv Sena-BJP combine, started in the...

Thiruvananthapuram, 19 Aug 2017/--/Kerala today requested the Centre to provide more flight and train services to the state to clear the rush of passengers during the coming Onam festival season. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan wrote to Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju and Union Railway...

Hyderabad, 19 Aug 2017/--/The Kerala government is yet to submit an inquiry report sought by the Centre on alleged religious conversions taking place in Malappuram district, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said. "There is a big centre...that centre is in Malappuram district (in Kerala...

Jaipur, 19 Aug 2017/--/Rebel BJP MLA in Rajasthan Ghanshyam Tiwari today opposed the Vasundhara Raje government's decision to raise OBC reservation from 21 to 26 per cent for granting 5 per cent reservation to Gujjars and four other castes, saying it would be struck down by the court. He said that...

Bengaluru, 19 Aug 2017/--/BJP Karnataka unit president B S Yeddyurappa today sought 10 more days to appear before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) in connection with an alleged illegal land de-notification case. The former chief minister had been asked to appear before the bureau today for...

Chennai, 19 Aug 2017/--/Talks on the merger of the two AIADMK factions are going on smoothly and a positive result is expected in a day or two, former chief minister O Panneerselvam said today. He was speaking after leaders of the AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) faction led by him met here for...

Sonepat, 19 Aug 2017/--/Haryana government today said it has decided to prepare an Aadhaar-based database of all the residents of the state which would enable in providing benefits of various schemes in a transparent manner. Under state resident database (SRDB) scheme, a public service survey...

Dharamsala (HP), 19 Aug 2017/--/The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) today met members of Gaddi community in Himachal Pradesh in the wake of reports of lathicharge on the community on August 9 here. "The commission met the Gaddi community people and others in Dharamsala. We also met...

NEW DELHI, 19 Aug 2017/--/A special court today sent two officers of the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the Delhi Police and two others to judicial custody for 12 days in a case of bribery for bagging choice postings. Special Judge Virender Kumar Goyal allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI...

NEW DELHI, 18 Aug 2017/--/India today said it will continue to engage with China to find a mutually acceptable solution to the Dokalam standoff, asserting that peace and tranquility on the border is an important pre-requisite for smooth bilateral relationship. "We will continue to engage with China...

NEW DELHI, 18 Aug 2017/--/India today welcomed the US' decision to designate Kashmiri terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist organisation and said it reflected the joint commitment of the two countries to firmly deal with terrorism in all its forms and manifestations. "We welcome...

Kolkata, 18 Aug 2017/--/The Infosys headquarters in Bengaluru experienced  today  a ‘vishal’ jerk  as the IT giant’s CEO and MD Vishal Sikka put in his papers well before his extended terms was to expire in the second half of 2018. It did appear to be all too sudden, but the discordant voices on...

NEW DELHI, 18 Aug 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today strongly condemned terror attacks in Spain and wrote to his counterpart Mariano Rajoy to convey India's readiness to work with his country to develop a strong global response to defeat terrorism. Drivers ploughed into pedestrians in quick...

Gorakhpur, 18 Aug 2017/--/Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will be on a visit here on Saturday. "The chief minister will be here on a day's visit to inaugurate 'Swachch Uttar Pradesh - Swasthya Uttar Pradesh campaign' which will be carried out...

Agartala, 18 Aug 2017/--/An unidentified person has issued a death threat to Tripura chief minister Manik Sarkar, police said today. The threat appeared in a Facebook post by one Riya Roy on behalf of the 'World Anti-Communist Council' on Thursday which said anybody who will kill Sarkar would be...

Mumbai, 18 Aug 2017/--/The Reserve Bank will soon introduce new fluorescent blue Rs 50 banknotes bearing the motif of 'Hampi with Chariot' that depicts India's cultural heritage. RBI said it will shortly issue these Rs 50 denomination banknotes in the Mahatma Gandhi (new) series. "The new...

Geneva, 18 Aug 2017/--/A "serious" humanitarian crisis is unfolding across South Asia where "devastating" monsoon floods have affected more than 16 million people, including over 11 million in India, the Red Cross said today. According to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent...

Patna, 18 Aug 2017/--/Rival JD-U factions headed by Nitish Kumar and Sharad Yadav have called parallel meetings here tomorrow indicating that the party may be heading for a split after the disintegration of the Grand Alliance in Bihar. A national executive committee meeting of the JD-U has been...

Lucknow, 18 Aug 2017/--/In a bid to check "irregularities in madrassas", the Uttar Pradesh government today launched a portal of UP Madrassa Board for online registration of all such Islamic institutions. "There were a number of complaints of irregularities in madrassas and it was decided to make...

Lucknow, 18 Aug 2017/--/The probe into a phone call received by the Delhi police, in which an unidentified caller threatened to kill Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, has been handed over to the UP Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS). "We have handed over the probe to the ATS. As the call was...

Lucknow, 18 Aug 2017/--/The current spell of floods in Uttar Pradesh has claimed 36 lives, especially in eastern parts of the state pounded by incessant rains, prompting authorities to seek the Army's help for relief and rescue operations, officials said today. With 22 of the 75 districts bearing...

Dehradun, 18 Aug 2017/--/Seventeen people, including five children, were taken ill after chlorine gas leakage from a cylinder at a water works unit of Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan in the early hours here today, a senior police official said. Police rushed to the spot immediately and threw the leaking...

Dehradun, 18 Aug 2017/--/As many as 54 IAS officers in Uttarakhand have been served show cause notices for not attending the flag hoisting event here on Independence Day, official sources said today. The list of officers who have been given show cause notices include those of the rank of principal...

Raipur, 18 Aug 2017/--/The Bastar police in Chhattisgarh has been selected for the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) award this year for its community policing initiative focusing on the rehabilitation of Naxals. Bastar district's Superintendent of Police Arif Shaikh will...

Bhopal, 18 Aug 2017/--/The ruling BJP in Madhya Pradesh aims to sweep the state Assembly polls due next year and win over 200 seats, Union minister Narendra Singh Tomar said today. The party will also work to win all the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in the 2019 general election, he said. "We...