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Kochi, 21 Feb 2017/--/The alleged conspiracy angle will be probed in the abduction and harassment of a South Indian actress, the Kerala government today said even as police extended its search to Tamil Nadu to nab the prime accused. "All accused involved in the incident will be smoked out from...

Chandigarh, 21 Feb 2017/--/Dal Khalsa today strongly criticised Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh who predicted "terror" revival threat in the state over the Sutlej Yamuna Link (SYL) canal issue, and blamed him for exaggerating the situation. Taking Amarinder to task for allegedly raising the...

NEW DELHI, 21 Feb 2017/--/India's first heliport, built by state-owned Pawan Hans in the northern part of the capital, is set to become functional next week, a year after successfully undergoing trial runs. Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju will inaugurate the new facility on...

Thiruvalla (Ker), 21 Feb 2017/--/Some people are trying to divide the society on basis of caste and religion but Indian civilisation always overcomes such challenges, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today. The Prime Minister's remark came during the inauguration of the seven-day long 'Sri...

Jammu, 21 Feb 2017/--/The BSF foiled an infiltration bid along the LoC in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir early today, gunning down a militant even as a huge amount of ammunition was seized. Officials said the incident occurred around midnight when the Border Security Force (BSF) troops...

Srinagar, 21 Feb 2017/--/The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway, the only all-weather road link connecting Kashmir with the rest of the country, was closed for traffic for the second consecutive day today due to landslides at some places. The highway was closed following landslides triggered by rains...

Fatehpur (UP), 19 Feb 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today lambasted the SP government for its "failure "to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh, saying 'goonda raj' was prevailing there and even the Supreme Court has had to intervene to get a minister booked in an alleged rape case. "The...

NEW DELHI, 19 Feb 2017/--/The Supreme Court has pulled up the Centre for "making money" at the cost of citizens' health by allowing dumping in India of hazardous waste from foreign countries. A bench headed by Chief Justice J S Khehar termed the issue as "important" and said the authorities cannot...

Allahabad, 19 Feb 2017/--/Triple talaq is a "pernicious social practice" that has been "banned or restricted" in many Islamic countries, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said and demanded that the Congress, SP and BSP clarify their stand on the issue. "There has been a lot of controversy...

Chennai, 19 Feb 2017/--/DMK today appealed to Tamil Nadu Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao to "nullify" the vote of confidence won by Sasikala loyalist E K Palaniswami, alleging it was adopted by contravening the rules of the state Assembly. DMK, whose MLAs were en masse evicted from the state Assembly...

Imphal, 19 Feb 2017/--/The decision to carry out cross-LoC surgical strikes last September was taken at an emergency meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi soon after terrorists attacked Uri army camp, Home Minister Rajnath Singh revealed today. "When the news came in September (last year...

Lucknow, 19 Feb 2017/--/A 61.16-per cent voter turnout was today recorded in the third phase of the seven-phase Uttar Pradesh polls which concluded by and large peacefully. As many as 69 Assembly constituencies in the Yadav heartland, considered crucial for the ruling Samajwadi Party in the state,...

NEW DELHI, 19 Feb 2017/--/A Delhi court has acquitted an Afghan national of the charges of drug trafficking, noting that there was strong suspicion over the credibility of the evidence. Additional Sessions Judge Amit Bansal granted the relief to Mohd Dawood who was accused of carrying over 5 kgs of...

Mumbai, 19 Feb 2017/--/The gruelling campaign for civic polls in Mumbai and nine other cities across Maharashtra ended this evening, with the BJP Shiv Sena rift casting a shadow over the stability of the Devendra Fadnavis government. Dubbed as a mini Assembly election, over 1.94 crore voters across...

Allahabad, 19 Feb 2017/--/BJP today lambasted the Samajwadi Party-Congress tie-up as an "unnatural, artificial and opportunistic" alliance and said that a "cyclone of change" was sweeping in its favour across Uttar Pradesh. "The Congress has suddenly discovered virtues in Akhilesh Yadav. We wonder...

Etawah (UP), 19 Feb 2017/--/Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav today said there was no rift in the party and his son Akhilesh Yadav will become Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister again. "There is no rift in SP. Akhilesh will become chief minister as a lot of development work was done in his...

NEW DELHI, 19 Feb 2017/--/Former Chief Justice of India T S Thakur once agreed to fast-track the hearing of a case, after he overheard the lawyer in question alluding to one of Ghalib's couplets during the court proceedings. "I was hearing a case in the Delhi High court and the lawyer was praying...

Coimbatore, 19 Feb 2017/--/Nearly 1,000 people today sat on a hunger strike in nearby Tirupur district, seeking the implementation of long-pending Avanashi-Athikadavu project. Tamil Nadu government had last year announced that administrative sanction for Rs 3.27 crore has been granted to take up...

Raipur, 19 Feb 2017/--/A woman Naxal was killed in an exchange of fire between a group of ultras and security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district today, police said. The gun-battle took place this morning in Kavargatta forests under Pamed police station limits of the district during a joint...

Indore, 19 Feb 2017/--/The trust of the people in Parliament depends on the responsible conduct of the elected representatives, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said today. "Public trust in Parliament is rooted in its openness, transparency, accessibility and responsible conduct of the...

KOCHI/THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 19 Feb 2017/--/Film fraternity in Kerala today came out in support of a noted Malayalam actress, who was harassed by a gang and demanded stringent action against the culprits. Association of Malayalam Movie Artists (AMMA) President Innocent in a Facebook post described...

Thiruvananthapuram, 19 Feb 2017/--/A 30-year-old woman from Meghalaya has filed a complaint with the railway police alleging that she was assaulted and verbally abused by a co-passenger during her journey to this city. Railway police at Thampanoor have registered a case under section 354, 354 A(1...

Jhansi (UP), 19 Feb 2017/--/Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and SP chief Akhilesh Yadav today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi over demonetisation saying people will take revenge on BJP and its leaders will have to get "blood pressure checked" after 3rd and 4th phase of polling. "BJP has...

Hyderabad, 19 Feb 2017/--/Terming the ruckus in Tamil Nadu Assembly as "a disgrace to democracy", Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today said people will lose faith in the political system if legislators behave in such a manner. Referring to the yesterday's incidents, he said "What happened in the...

Coimbatore, 19 Feb 2017/--/A local AIADMK MLA today alleged he was receiving threat calls over phone for voting in favour of Edappadi K Palaniswami government in the Assembly. Amman K Arjunan, who visited his Coimbatore South constituency, told reporters that he and his wife were being threatened...