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Raipur, 12 Dec 2017/--/Naxals today set ablaze a total of eight vehicles and machines, engaged in road construction work in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, police said. No one was reported to be injured in the incident, which occurred this afternoon near Savalvahi village under Iragaon police...

Srinagar/New Delhi, 12 Dec 2017/--/India's largest telecom company Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of 4G services in Dras, Kargil and Leh in the Ladakh region, saying that it has become the first operator to provide the high speed data services in the area. "Customers in 130 towns and...

Srinagar, 12 Dec 2017/--/The Kashmir valley was cut off from the rest of the country today as flight operations at the Srinagar airport were suspended and the Srinagar-Jammu National Highway and Mughal road were closed for traffic due to snowfall and rain. The present weather conditions in Jammu...

Puducherry, 12 Dec 2017/--/Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy today visited five fishermen, who were undergoing treatment at a government hospital here after being rescued off Lakshadweep coast following Ockhi cyclone. The fishermen from Narambai coastal village near here were caught in the...

NEW DELHI, 12 Dec 2017/--/Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has denied before the Delhi High Court that he filed a false affidavit claiming he had not instructed his counsel to use derogatory words against Union minister Arun Jaitley. Kejriwal's response came in pursuance to the August 23 notice...

Ahmedabad, 12 Dec 2017/--/As the clock ticks for the second phase of Assembly polls in central and north Gujarat on December 14, all eyes are on 39 lakh voters of 16 seats in the mega city, considered a stronghold of the BJP since the 90s. During the 2012 Assembly polls, the BJP won 14 seats here,...

Tirupur, 12 Dec 2017/--/Six persons were sentenced to death by a court here today in connection with the suspected honour killing of a 22-year-old Dalit man in full public view in nearby Udumalpet in March last year. Those sentenced to death included the father of the woman, who had married the...

Kochi, 12 Dec 2017/--/A court here today found a migrant labourer from Assam guilty of raping and murdering a 30-year-old Dalit law student in Kerala last year. Ernakulam principal sessions court judge N Anil Kumar will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Wednesday after hearing the version of...

Bhopal, 4 Dec 2017/--/The Madhya Pradesh Assembly today unanimously passed a bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below. With the passage of the bill, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state in the country where those convicted of such rapes will face the gallows....

NEW DELHI, 4 Dec 2017/--/Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today filed his nomination for the post of party president, heralding a generational shift in the leadership of the grand old party seeking a revival in its electoral fortunes and prompting Prime MinisterNarendra Modi to liken the...

NEW DELHI, 4 Dec 2017/--/The influx of Rohingyas and Bangladeshis and cross-border smuggling of fake currencies and drugs would top the agenda at a meeting of chief ministers of eastern states called by Union home minister Rajnath Singh on December 7 in Kolkata. The chief ministers and home...

Mumbai, 4 Dec 2017/--/Legendary Bollywood actor Shashi Kapoor, the romantic screen icon of '70s and '80s, died this evening. He was 79. Kapoor took his last breath at the Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital here. Actor Randhir Kapoor, son of veteran actor Raj Kapoor, confirmed the news. "Yes he has...

Patna, 4 Dec 2017/--/Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said a large section of the society felt that Rajput queen Padmini was "denigrated" in the yet-to-be-released film "Padmavati" and that those associated with the Bollywood flick should come up with "an explanation that lends clarity"....

NEW DELHI, 4 Dec 2017/--/A preliminary study has found that the water of the Siang river, which originates in southern Tibet and becomes the Brahmaputra upon entering Assam through Arunachal Pradesh, is turning black due to a recent earthquake in the region, Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal has...

NEW DELHI, 4 Dec 2017/--/The National Green Tribunal today came down heavily on the Delhi government for not filing a comprehensive action plan on ways to deal with severe air pollution in the city and slammed authorities for holding the India-Sri Lanka cricket match despite bad air quality. A...

Jammu, 4 Dec 2017/--/A major fire has broken out in the forest belt of Reasi district in Jammu and Kashmir, resulting in destruction of trees and other forest materials. The fire broke out in the Maadi forest belt yesterday and spread to several acres of land by the evening, officials said. Police...

NEW DELHI, 4 Dec 2017/--/The Supreme Court today said it would hear on merit a plea raising the issue of protection of 'lingam' at ancient Mahakaleshwar Jyotirlinga temple in the Ujjain city of Madhya Pradesh. A bench comprising Justices Justices Arun Mishra and M M Shantanagoudar said the matter...

NEW DELHI, 4 Dec 2017/--/At least 176 dengue cases were reported in the city last week, taking the total number of people affected by the vector-borne disease in the national capital this year to 9,072, according to a municipal report released today. The numbers of malaria and chikungunya cases...

NEW DELHI, 4 Dec 2017/--/The Supreme Court today said guidelines should be framed on the issue of right to protest so as to ensure a balance between the fundamental right of the citizens to protest and the maintenance of law and order. The apex court's observation came as it issued notice to the...

Srinagar, 4 Dec 2017/--/An encounter broke out in Qazigund area of south Kashmir today after militants opened fire on an Army vehicle, resulting in injuries to a soldier. Militants opened fire on an Army convoy, which was on its way to Srinagar, at Qazigund, resulting in injuries to one jawan, a...

Nagpur, 4 Dec 2017/--/Four persons were killed and five injured after an ambulance collided with a truck on the Amravati road here early today morning, police said. The accident took place around 4 am when the ambulance, carrying nine people, was heading for a city hospital from Akola, a senior...

Jaipur, 4 Dec 2017/--/Five people were killed and seven injured in two road accidents in Rajasthan today, police said. In Jaisalmer district, three people were killed and seven injured when a speeding bus overturned at a steep turn, SHO of the Lathi police station Mohan Lal said. The deceased were...

Mumbai, 4 Dec 2017/--/Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, Justice Manjula Chellur, retired from service today.Chellur was the second woman judge to be appointed as the Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court, the first being Justice Sujata Manohar. On her last day in office today, CJ Chellur...

Ayodhya, 4 Dec 2017/--/A Ram temple in Ayodhya will fulfil the dreams of "temple warriors" who had devoted their life to the cause, says a Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader ahead of the 25th anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid. The VHP, which is celebrating the demolition anniversary...

Etah (UP), 4 Dec 2017/--/Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav has accused the BJP of "spreading lies", saying that while the party was patting its back for doing well in Uttar Pradesh's mayoral elections, it was silent about its defeat in the nagar palika and nagar panchayat polls. "The BJP is...