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Hyderabad, 12 Jul 2018/--/The BJP today accused the TRS-led Telangana government of being "insensitive" towards Hindu saints and indulging in "Nizam's legacy politics" in the wake of the externment of Swami Paripoornanda. The head of Sri Peetham of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh was externed from...

Mumbai, 12 Jul 2018/--/Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam today launched a campaign to count the potholes in the city in an attempt to ridicule the civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Nirupam alleged that the Shiv Sena-led BMC has "miserably failed" to deal with the potholes...

Nagpur, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Maharashtra Assembly witnessed din over the Nanar refinery issue for the second day today as members of the ruling ally Shiv Sena, and the Opposition Congress and NCP demanded scrapping of the project. The continuous uproar over the issue led to repeated adjournments,...

Lucknow, 12 Jul 2018/--/The CBI chargesheet against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in an alleged rape case has left the ruling party in a quandary as the Opposition demanded the legislator's expulsion while the saffron party maintained that it was "too early" to take a call. Sengar, a four-time MLA...

Lucknow, 5 Jul 2018/--/Weeks after vacating official bungalows on the posh Vikramaditya Marg here, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav have sought approval from the Lucknow Development Authority for construction of a guest house and library in the same area. A map was...

Tuticorin, 5 Jul 2018/--/Over a month after the unbridled violence during an anti-Sterlite protest here that claimed 13 lives, some locals involved in the incidents have claimed they were "brainwashed" by a Left outfit to picket the district collectorate. Hundreds of protesters had gone on the...

Thiruvananthapuram, 5 Jul 2018/--/Kerala Governor P Sathasivam has asked his office to remit the requisite fine for violation of speed limit by his official vehicle two months ago, setting an example and exercising a sobering effect on the 'high- profile' violaters of the traffic rule. Former...

Dhule, 5 Jul 2018/--/The lynching of five nomads in a remote village of this district of Maharashtra last Sunday was spontaneous, according to a top police official. Dhule's superintendent of police M Ramkumar said many of those arrested have claimed that they joined in thrashing the five men...

Hyderabad, 5 Jul 2018/--/The nearly nine decade-old "Mississippi" aircraft hangarat Gowliguda here, used by the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation for city bus services, collapsed today. However, no one was injured in the incident. "The old Central Bus Station (CBS) at Gowliguda which has...

Jammu, 5 Jul 2018/--/The Army has rescued over 250 passengers trapped due to massive landslides on the Mughal Road in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, an official said here today. A massive landslide was triggered due to heavy rains near Behramgala in Poonch district on Wednesday night, a...

Chennai, 5 Jul 2018/--/The DMK today urged the Tamil Nadu government to cancel the appointment of senior IPS official T K Rajendran as Director General of Police (DGP), made last year. Raising the issue in the Assembly, Leader of Opposition MK Stalin said the state government had last year...

Bengaluru, 5 Jul 2018/--/In a big relief to the farm sector, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today announced a mega Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme in the maiden budget of the Congress-JDS coalition government. Unveiling the budget proposals in the Assembly, Kumaraswamy, who also...

NEW DELHI, 5 Jul 2018/--/The whodunit might be solved but the mystery of how and why 11 members of a family died in their home in north Delhi's Burari locality will endure, with its suggestion of occult practices spotlighting bizarre rituals ending in human sacrifices that exist in many parts of...

Kochi, 5 Jul 2018/--/The police probing the 'brutal' killing of an SFI leader today decided to seek legal opinion on whether the case allegedly involving activists of an Islamic outfit attracts provisions under anti-terror law. Kerala Police Commissioner Loknath Behera said: "There is no doubt...

Chandigarh, 31 May 2018/--/The Haryana Cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to set up the Haryana State Commission for Scheduled Castes (HSCSC) to "leave no scope for any atrocity" on members of the community. The HSCSC to be constituted would investigate and examine the working of various...

Alibaug, 31 May 2018/--/An IAS officer in Maharashtra has hit upon a novel idea to rope in doctors to combat the menace of malnutrition in tribal areas, by offering them 'weekend getaways' at hotels in those places. Raigad district collector Dr Vijay Suryawanshi, who mooted the concept, said the...

Jammu, 31 May 2018/--/Two inter-state narcotic smugglers were arrested and 26 kg of poppy was seized from their possession in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district today, police said. Based on a tip-off, a police party intercepted a truck at Dhar road in Udhampur and during its search seized 26 kg...

Chandigarh, 31 May 2018/--/A Haryana Civil Service (HCS) officer posted in the education department at Panchkula was booked for allegedly molesting a woman employee, police said today. On the complaint of the victim, the police on Wednesday booked Reagan Kumar, administrative officer-cum-secretary...

Srinagar, 31 May 2018/--/Two unidentified militants were killed in an encounter with security forces in Handwara area of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir today.  An Army official said the militants were killed in an operation in Qaziabad forests in Kupwara district. He added that searches were...

Mumbai, 31 May 2018/--/A five-year-old boy was killed and his mother sustained serious injuries when a wall collapsed on them after a LPG cylinder exploded at their home in neighbouring Navi Mumbai this morning, the police said. As the woman woke up in the morning and went to the kitchen to switch...

Thane, 31 May 2018/--/The Thane police's Crime Branch seized over 50 kg of cannabis estimated to be worth around Rs 7.46 lakh and arrested three women in this connection, an official said today. Acting on a tip-off, the police kept a watch near the Kalyan railway station and nabbed the three women...

Srinagar, 31 May 2018/--/A teacher has been arrested for allegedly assaulting a minor student at a religious seminary in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said today. In a video clip widely circulated on social media, an eight-year-old boy can be seen hung upside down and...

Panaji, 31 May 2018/--/A local court today remanded nine of the 11 tourists from Pune, who were arrested for allegedly molesting a minor girl and beating her minor brother at a beach near here, in judicial custody for five days. The Calangute police had on Wednesday arrested all the accused...

Mumbai, 31 May 2018/--/Maharashtra agriculture minister Pandurang Fundkar died at a hospital here early today after suffering a cardiac arrest, a BJP office-bearer said. The 67-year old Fundkar is survived by his wife Suneeta, two sons and a daughter. "Fundkar was rushed to Somaiya Hospital in Sion...

Panaji, 31 May 2018/--/With the monsoon expected to arrive at Goa soon, the state government today issued an advisory asking tourists to refrain from swimming in sea waters along the beaches for four months starting tomorrow. The tourism department issued a circular asking all shack owners to...