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NEW DELHI, 26 Nov 2018/--/Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced today that the old pension scheme will be restored by his government and he will write to his counterparts in other states to follow suit. Kejriwal said a resolution to restore the old pension scheme in the city will be...

Lucknow, 26 Nov 2018/--/A Raebareli jail video showing inmates having drinks inside the barrack went viral on social media today, bringing to focus clandestine entry of liquor and firearms in prisons, months after the sensational killing of an imprisoned mafia don inside the Baghpat jail. After...

NEW DELHI, 26 Nov 2018/--/The Supreme Court today refused to entertain a fresh petition on Article 370, which gives special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir, and said that the issues raised in it were already part of the pending pleas. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and...

Mumbai, 26 Nov 2018/--/Proceedings in the Maharashtra Legislative Council continued to be disrupted today by the Opposition over demands for drought relief measures in the state and reservations for the Maratha community. Council chairman Ramraje Nimbalkar directed the government to call a meet of...

Lakhimpur Kheri, 26 Nov 2018/--/Officials of the Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR)have nabbed three poachers and recovered eight traps laid in the forest to capture wild animals. The poachers were held from Nauniya beat of Majhgain range on Sunday, DTR field director Ramesh Kumar Pandey told news agency...

Uttarkashi, 18 Nov 2018/--/At least 12 people were killed and 13 injured when the bus in which they were travelling fell into a 150-metre-deep gorge in Uttarkashi district on Sunday, an official said. The private-run bus was on its way to Vikas Nagar from Jankichatti in the district when it fell...

Shivpuri, 18 Nov 2018/--/As his party makes an all-out effort to wrest control of Madhya Pradesh from the BJP, senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia feels it is "now or never" for the grand-old party that has remained out of power in the state for 15 straight years. PTI

Itanagar, 17 Nov 2018/--/Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said the Narendra Modi government attached priority to the north eastern region and the visit of four union ministers every month beared testimony to this. The Centre has initiated various steps to provide the region its legitimate...

Itanagar, 17 Nov 2018/--/Union Minister Kiren Rijijuon Wednesday ceremonially flagged off the second edition of the Dalmia MTB Arunachal Hornbill flight international cycling event here and called upon the participants to enjoy and explore the enchanting beauty of the state during the event. The...

Shillong, 17 Nov 2018/--/The S-400 Triumf air defence missile system to be procured from Russia would provide requisite security to India from neighbouring countries with "territorial ambition", a senior Air Force official has said.The S-400 Triumf is a next-generation mobile air defence system...

NEW DELHI, 17 Nov 2018/--/Home Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP president Amit Shah, Assam Chief Minister SarbanandaSonowal and National Security Advisor AjitDovalon Saturday discussed the situation in Assam arising out of the exclusion of four million people during the update of the NRC, officials said...

Chandigarh, 17 Nov 2018/--/Brigadier Kuldip Singh Chandpuri (retd), who is known as the hero of the historic 1971 battle of Longewala, died Saturday in a private hospital in Mohali, his family said. He was a MahaVir Chakra awardee. He was 78.Brig Chandpuri was suffering from cancer, his family said...

Lakhimpur Kheri, 13 Nov 2018/--/With all glorious aspects of wildlife in their natural sheen, the world-famous Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) would open for tourists on Thursday, complete with a new "welcome gate" at its base camp and an opportunity of lunch with jungle natives Tharus. Dudhwa Tiger...

Panaji, 13 Nov 2018/--/Goa Assembly's Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said Tuesday that there should not be a blanket ban on import of fish in the state. The state government had on last Saturday announced a ban on import of fish into the state for six months, against the backdrop of a...

Amritsar, 13 Nov 2018/--/Four time-legislator and former cabinet minister Gobind Singh Longowal was today unanimously re-elected as SGPC president. The announcement was made here during the annual general house meeting of the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) -- the apex gurdwara body...

Jammu, 13 Nov 2018/--/BJP general secretary Ram Madhav today said terrorists behind the killings of a senior party leader and his brother in Jammu and Kashmir's Kishtwar district would be neutralised soon. BJP state secretary Anil Parihar and his brother Ajeet Parihar were shot dead on November 1...

Mumbai, 13 Nov 2018/--/The issue of tigress Avni's killing figured in the Maharashtra cabinet meeting today with senior Shiv Sena leader and environment minister Ramdas Kadam seeking a judicial inquiry into the case. Senior BJP leader and state forest minister Sudhir Mungantiwar, however, said he...

Hyderabad, 13 Nov 2018/--/In poll-bound Telangana, the ruling TRS and the Congress-led opposition alliance claim that it is going to be a straight fight between them and that the BJP is not in the reckoning. The saffron party, on the other hand, claims that the southern state is staring at a hung...

Hyderabad, 13 Nov 2018/--/The first list of 65 candidates announced by the Congress for the December 7 Telangana Assembly elections included several senior leaders, including former MPs and ministers. The list was released late on Monday night after a marathon meeting of the party's Central...

Jaipur, 13 Nov 2018/--/A BJP MLA whose name was dropped from the first list of candidates for the Rajasthan Assembly elections resigned from the party today, a day after the resignation of state minister Surendra Goyal. Nagaur MLA Habibur Rahman said he has mailed his resignation to the party's...

Jaipur, 13 Nov 2018/--/The ruling BJP has awarded tickets to close family members of several party leaders to contest the December 7 Assembly election in Rajasthan, deviating from its stand against dynastic politics. Party leaders said the deviation was necessitated to avoid revolt within the...

Baloda Bazar, 13 Nov 2018/--/Congress president Rahul Gandhi today launched a diatribe against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for "misleading" people on India's development. Addressing a rally here ahead of the second phase of polling in the state on November 20, Rahul said as per Modi, development...

Lucknow, 13 Nov 2018/--/The Uttar Pradesh government today approved renaming of Faizabad and Allahabad divisions as Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively. The decision was taken at a meeting of the state cabinet presided over by chief minister Yogi Adityanath here, parliamentary affairs minister...

Kathmandu, 13 Nov 2018/--/The Nepal government on Monday nominated former law minister and senior politician Nilambar Acharya as ambassador to India. The position of Nepalese ambassador to India was vacant for about a year after Deep Kumar Upadhyay resigned October last year to join politics....

NEW DELHI, 11 Nov 2018/--/Days after a large number of Arunachal Scouts personnel vandalised a police station in Arunachal Pradesh, the central IAS officers' association has written to the Defence Ministry demanding action against the alleged perpetrators. In a letter addressed to Defence...