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NEW DELHI, 26 Mar 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said India was marching from "Swaraj to Su-raj" and urged the 125 crore people to contribute towards creating a "New India". In his monthly radio address 'Mann Ki Baat', the Prime Minister exhorted all Indians to fight black money and...

Gorakhpur, 26 Mar 2017/--/Uttar Pradesh chief minister Aditya Nath Yogi today asked all BJP office bearers and public representatives not to undertake any contractual work and instead monitor them for effective execution. Yogi said BJP's unprecedented win the recent Assembly elections had only...

Ahmedabad, 26 Mar 2017/--/Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia today asked the Centre to tread the path of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel and enact a law to pave way to build Ram temple in Ayodhya. Addressing a 'Hindu Sammelan' held at GMDC ground here, Togadia asked the VHP cadres to be prepared...

Melbourne/Kottayam, 26 Mar 2017/--/An Indian man from Kerala was allegedly assaulted by a group of teenagers who hurled racial abuses at him at a restaurant in Australia's Hobart. Li Max Joy, who is pursuing a nursing course and working as a part time taxi driver in Australia, alleged that five...

Kathmandu, 26 Mar 2017/--/Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari will visit India from April 17, her first official foreign trip after assuming office in 2015. The President's Office has confirmed her India visit, though the detail itinerary of the visit is yet to be made public. Bhandari, Nepal's...

Mount Abu, 26 Mar 2017/--/BJP patriarch L K Advani today said he has learnt from the RSS not to promote any wrongdoing and has never compromised with his principles. Speaking at the 80th anniversary celebrations of Brahma Kumaris, a spiritual organisation, at its campus here, Advani said that he...

NEW DELHI, 26 Mar 2017/--/The Supreme Court has upheld the life term awarded to three persons for killing a Shiv Sena leader in Gujarat whose younger brother had married a woman from a minority community. A bench of Justices P C Ghose and Ashok Bhushan said the homicidal death has been proven...

NEW DELHI, 26 Mar 2017/--/Aiming to further consolidate its hold among the backward classes, the BJP-led NDA government is all set to accord the newly-approved constitutional body for them the powers of civil courts. Following BJP's resounding victory in the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls in which...

NEW DELHI, 26 Mar 2017/--/A suspended senior civil judge, who is an accused along with her lawyer husband in a bribery case, has moved a special court seeking to know the status of the probe against her. Special Judge Sanjeev Aggarwal has sought the response of the CBI on the plea filed by Rachna...

NEW DELHI, 26 Mar 2017/--/A pilot with a private airline will face trial for allegedly having unnatural sex with a former air hostess of the carrier, the Delhi High Court has said while absolving him of the charge of rape. Justice S P Garg said the trial court "fell into grave error" by observing...

KURUKSHETRA, 26 Mar 2017/--/BJP president Amit Shah today called upon the party workers to take the policies and programmes of the party as well as the Haryana government to the "grassroot-level". He was addressing the 'Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Shatabdi Karyakarta Vistar' workshop on the third...

Jammu, 26 Mar 2017/--/Three motorcycle-borne youth allegedly attacked the personal security officer of a cleric here, hit him with a stick and threw chili powder in his eyes before decamping with his AK-47 rifle. Security has been beefed up in the city after the incident in view of the Prime...

KOTA (RAJASTHAN), 26 Mar 2017/--/A 41-year-old woman has died of swine flu, taking the death toll from H1N1 influenza to four in Kota region this year, a senior official said today. The woman, a resident of Kansuwa area here, died at the New Medical College Hospital yesterday morning, Kota Chief...

Chandigarh, 26 Mar 2017/--/One packet of contraband, suspected to be heroin, and two Pakistani SIM cards were today seized by Border Security Force personnel in Ferozepur sector in Punjab. "Based on specific information, special search operation was carried out by BSF troops in Border Out Post...

Aligarh (UP), 26 Mar 2017/--/Lawyer Prashant Bhushan had to be escorted out of a college auditorium here by police during a seminar after ABVP activists allegedly barged into the premises and disrupted the programme. The incident took place yesterday when Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP)...

Muzaffarnagar, 26 Mar 2017/--/Three persons have been arrested for alleged illegal slaughter of a cow after over 20 kg of meat was seized from their house at Madhavi village in Shamli district, police said today. Acting on a tip-off, police raided the house last evening and seized around 26 kg of...

JAIPUR, 26 Mar 2017/--/Expressing concern over incidents of acid attacks, Supreme Court judge Arun Mishra today said exemplary punishment is required to curb such offences. Law enforcement agencies should check illegal sale of acid. Intense awareness campaign should be conducted to make the...

Lucknow, 26 Mar 2017/--/The Uttar Pradesh government is mulling to link the Haj application process with the Aadhaar number of the applicant to ensure "greater transparency" in selection of pilgrims. Officials believe that this would help in identifying those who had undertaken the pilgrimage more...

Lucknow, 26 Mar 2017/--/The BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is planning to implement an "improvised version" of 'Gujarat model' for dairy development in the state. Stating this, Cabinet Minister for Dairy Development Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary said that cooperatives will be strengthened and steps...

NEW DELHI, 26 Mar 2017/--/The Congress party today asked Kerala Pradesh Vice President M M Hasan to take charge of the Pradesh Congress till a regular PCC chief is appointed in the state. "M M Hasan presently vice president of Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee will hold the charge of the Pradesh...

Thiruvananthapuram, 26 Mar 2017/--/The Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau has submitted a report to the Kerala government citing serious lapses in the police probe into the murder of a Dalit woman at Perumbavoor on April 28 last year. The 16-page report, submitted in January this year by...

RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM (AP), 26 Mar 2017/--/Police have recovered 500 electric detonators kept in a gunny bag near a village in East Godavari district. The bag filled with electric detonators was found lying in a cornfield yesterday in Thantikonda, Gokavaram Sub- Inspector of Police Venkata Suresh said...

Hyderabad, 26 Mar 2017/--/Two staff nurses of state-run Gandhi Hospital were today suspended after allegations that they administered expired injections to some children undergoing treatment there. However, the hospital and health officials have denied the allegations. The parents of around 10...

FARRUKHABAD (UP), 26 Mar 2017/--/Prisoners lodged in the Fatehgarh jail here today created ruckus in which the acting District Magistrate, Jail Superintendent and an inmate were injured. The inmates got agitated in the morning reportedly due to the poor quality of the food served to them and bad...

Kozhikode, 26 Mar 2017/--/Kerala Transport minister A K Saseendran today announced his resignation from the CPI(M)-led LDF government in Kerala after a purported audio clip of him speaking in sexual undertones to a woman emerged. The audio clipping was released by a Malayalam television channel...