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NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/The Supreme Court today rejected plea for a court-monitored SIT probe into bribery allegations against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the basis of documents seized during the raids in business houses--Sahara and Birla-- on the ground they had no no evidentiary value. The...

Lucknow, 11 Jan 2017/--/Asserting that he would not allow the SP to be split, party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav today turned emotional, saying he has given whatever he had and advised his son Akhilesh Yadav to keep away from the dispute. Amidst the ongoing tussle in the party, Mulayam in his...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/Setting the tone for Congress' campaign in assembly polls in five states, Rahul Gandhi today launched a no holds barred attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of instilling fear among people and wrecking the economy through demonetisation, while asserting his...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/Army Chief Gen Bipin Rawat today called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his first meeting with him since taking over as the head of the force. "Chief of the Army Staff, General Bipin Rawat met PM @narendramodi," the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) tweeted. Gen Rawat, who...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/Nine JNU students who were suspended last month for disrupting a council meeting have been allowed to register for next semester but the students union has decided to go on a two-day strike demanding that their suspension be revoked. The administration has, meanwhile,...

Thiruvananthapuram, 11 Jan 2017/--/Indicating that the differences between party veteran V S Achuthanandan and CPI(M) has come to an end, party state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan today said "that chapter is over" and a new one has begun. The party state committee and secretariat who met...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/Mounting a scathing attack on BJP and RSS, Rahul Gandhi today accused them of creating an atmosphere of "fear" among the people, asserting the Congress will defeat their ideology and remove the saffron party from power. Observing that it is a clash between two philosophies...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/Delhi tops the list of 20 most polluted cities in the country where 1.2 million deaths take place every year due to air pollution, according to a Greenpeace India report published today. It also claimed that none of the 168 cities it assessed complies with air quality...

Bhubaneswar, 11 Jan 2017/--/Unable to come to the rescue of people sandwiched between Maoists and security personnel in different LWE-hit areas, NHRC today sought amendment in The Protection of Human Rights Act, 1993. Speaking at the end of the commission's three-day camp and open session here,...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/Taking Delhi's civic bodies to task for failing to clear the city of waste materials, Delhi High Court today called the municipalities "non-starters" saying they would start running only after "we whip you from behind."  Demanding "a perceptible difference in cleanliness"...

Mumbai, 11 Jan 2017/--/Former Lt Col Prasad Purohit, arrested in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case, today alleged before Bombay High Court that Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad had fabricated evidence against him and even the National Investigation Team (NIA) disagreed with the ATS probe. A...

New Delhi/Chennai, 11 Jan 2017/--/The AIADMK today urged the Prime Minister to immediately issue an ordinance to remove "bulls" from the list of animals that are banned from being exhibited or trained so that there is smooth conduct of Jallikattu this year. While AIADMK General Secretary VK...

Chennai, 11 Jan 2017/--/A day after Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave said the Centre would take a stand on Jallikaatu only after the Supreme Court decides on the issue, DMK today accused it of double standards regarding Tamil Nadu's demand to allow the bull-taming sport. "This shows the...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/"Don't call me a jailer" says a smiling Anju Mangla, the first woman in charge of a men's prison in high-security Tihar jail. Two women, Kiran Bedi and Vimla Mehra, have served as DG of Tihar but it's for the fist time that a woman has been appointed as the superintendent...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/A Delhi court has refused to quash criminal proceedings against a man accused of killing a woman pedestrian by rash driving, saying the plea was filed by him to drag the trial. The court made the remark while dismissing accused Ankur Bhatnagar's revision petition against a...

Puducherry, 11 Jan 2017/--/The monsoon session of the 30 member Puducherry Assembly will commence on January 24. Secretary to the Assembly A Vincent Rayar said in a release today that the session will begin at 11 AM that day. This is the first session of the Assembly after Chief Minister V...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/Imposing service charge on food and drinks at hotels is an unfair trade practice and consumers need not pay it, Consumer Affairs Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said today. Although there is no provision under the existing law to take action against hotels/restaurants, consumers...

Amaravati, 11 Jan 2017/--/A day after presenting a gloomy picture of the state's economy, Andhra Pradesh finance Minister Yanamala Ramakrishnudu today sought to present its rosy side saying a lot of "development and welfare" has happened during the year. "Performance-wise, this is a good year....

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/Putting at rest talks of Navjot Singh Sidhu being offered the post of deputy chief minister if Congress party comes to power in Punjab, the state Congress chief Amarinder Singh today said the cricketer-turned- politician would soon join the party "unconditionally". The...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/The Delhi High Court today issued notice to advocate Gautam Khaitan on CBI's plea seeking cancellation of bail granted to him by a lower court in AgustaWestland chopper scam case. Justice I S Mehta fixed the petition filed by CBI for hearing on January 18, when it is...

NEW DELHI, 11 Jan 2017/--/Former BSP Rajya Sabha MP Narendra Kashyap joined BJP here today in the presence of its Uttar Pradesh unit chief Keshav Prasad Maurya and state in-charge Om Mathura. Kashyap was arrested last year in an alleged dowry death case involving his daughter-in-law. BSP had...

Lambi (Muktsar), 11 Jan 2017/--/A shoe was today hurled at Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal by a relative of a radical Sikh leader during an election campaign at Ratta Khera village here. 40-year-old Gurbachan Singh allegedly hurled the shoe towards Badal, which first hit security...

Mumbai, 11 Jan 2017/--/The stage is set for polls to 10 municipal corporations including cash-rich Mumbai civic body, 26 zilla parishads and 296 panchayat samitis in Mahararashtra from February 21 that will see nearly 80 per cent of the state's population eligible to vote in what is being billed as...

Jammu, 11 Jan 2017/--/Over 13,700 foreigners, including Tibetans and Rohingyas Muslims from Myanmar, are settled in Jammu and Kashmir where the population of foreign nationals has increased by over 6,000 from 2008 to 2016. As on January 6, 322 foreigners besides 13,433 Burmese and Tibetans are...

Gandhinagar, 10 Jan 2017/--/Strongly committing to continuing economic reforms, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today promised to bring a paradigm shift in polity and economy by providing corruption-free regime and easing processes to make India the easiest place to do business. Addressing the...