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NEW DELHI, 16 Oct 2017/--/The Delhi High Court was today informed by the Delhi Police it would take four-six weeks to complete its probe in the Election Commission bribery case allegedly involving AIADMK (leader) T T V Dhinakaran and others. The court directed the Delhi Police Crime Branch to file...

Chandigarh, 16 Oct 2017/--/In a bid to check criminal activities in the state, Punjab police today launched an initiative whereby police personnel will patrol designated areas on foot to keep a watch on anti-social elements. According to a senior police official, the aim of this initiative is to...

NEW DELHI, 16 Oct 2017/--/The Congress party today appointed former Union minister M Veerappa Moily as the chairman of the Karnataka Pradesh Congress Manifesto Committee and B L Shankar as its vice chairman. The committee, cleared by party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, has 33 other leaders of the...

Kollam, 16 Oct 2017/--/Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar claimed that while the BJP government at the Centre was trying to take the nation on the development path, his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan was 'creating an atmosphere of fear.' Taking part in the BJP's 'Jana Raksha Yatra' on Sunday...

NEW DELHI, 16 Oct 2017/--/Two more persons, including a 26 -year-old Manipuri woman, have succumbed to dengue in the national capital, even as the number of people affected by the vector-borne disease this season has mounted to 5,220, according to a municipal report released today. With the two...

Lucknow, 16 Oct 2017/--/UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to keep a close eye on anti-social elements and identify foreign nationals living illegally in the state. The direction comes in view of the festival season and urban local bodies' polls in the state. In an official...

Thane, 16 Oct 2017/--/A 28-year-old man at a village here allegedly beat his wife to death and then buried the body in a bid to destroy the evidence of the offence, a police official said today. The police on Sunday exhumed the body for probe in the case and arrested the man, a casual labourer...

Chennai, 16 Oct 2017/--/Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami today asked police and other uniformed personnel to be courteous and careful while dealing with citizen's complaints and urged them to be honest and unbiased in their approach. In his address after giving away appointment orders to new...

Thiruvananthapuram, 16 Oct 2017/--/Incidents of stone pelting on KSRTC buses and forcible closure of shops were reported from various parts of Kerala where the Opposition Congress-led UDF is observing a hartal today. Private buses were off the roads, while autorickshaws and KSRTC buses operated...

Hanuwantiya (MP), 16 Oct 2017/--/Madhya Pradesh will be developed as a hub of water tourism and more islands in the backwaters of the Narmada river will be developed, which will be together called Madhya Dweep, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said. The chief minister inaugurated a two-and...

Hanuwantiya, 16 Oct 2017/--/The third edition of the Madhya Pradesh government's colourful 'Jal Mahotsav' began here today on a rough note as the venue was hit by a fire incident, but no one was injured. The fire started around 9.30 pm, gutting five to six tents containing goods. Three fire tenders...

Washington, 15 Oct 2017/--/India carried out key structural reforms at the right time -- when the growth rate was high -- and it will serve the country well in the days to come, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Sunday Some of the key reforms, including demonetisation and the GST, were carried...

Allahabad, 15 Oct 2017/--/The Allahabad High Court has castigated the CBI for its theory on the murder of domestic help Hemraj in the Aarushi murder case, saying it is an "impossible hypothesis" and "patently absurd". In its 273-page verdict acquitting dentists Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the...

NEW DELHI, 15 Oct 2017/--/An ambitious high speed train project in south India has been delayed after Chinese railways, that completed a feasibility study a year ago, did not respond, railway officials have said, suggesting that the "lack of response" may be due to the Dokalam standoff. An...

NEW DELHI, 15 Oct 2017/--/Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's elevation to the post of party chief would give him the "right entitlement" to lead the alliance that takes on the BJP in the 2019 polls, senior party leader Salman Khurshid has said amid strong indications of the Gandhi scion's...

Lucknow, 15 Oct 2017/--/Three former MLAs of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) along with their supporters joined the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) here today in presence of the party's UP chief Mahendra Nath Pandey. Those who joined the BJP are former MLAs Neeraj Maurya, Deepak Patel and Guru Prasad...

Ahmedabad, 15 Oct 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit his home state Gujarat tomorrow and address a gathering of BJP workers at a village near Gandhinagar, a senior leader of the party's state unit said here today. The prime minister is scheduled to address a gathering at...

Muzaffarnagar (UP), 15 Oct 2017/--/A couple and their minor daughter were killed after their bike collided with a tractor on Meerut-Karnal highway, police said here today. The accident occurred last night in neighbouring Shamli district, they said. The deceased were identified as Sadik, his wife...

LUCKNOW/ALLAHABAD, 15 Oct 2017/--/The Samajwadi Party's student wing won four of the five seats in the Allahabad University Students' Union elections today, a result which party chief Akhilesh Yadav termed as a victory of "socialist ideology and secularism". The Samajwadi Chatra Sabha won the...

Chennai, 15 Oct 2017/--/Tamil Nadu Assembly Speaker P Dhanapal was well within his powers in referring the issue of DMK members displaying banned gutka pouches inside the House to the Privileges Committee, the Madras High Court was informed by Assembly Secretary K Boopathy today. The Speaker was...

RAE BARELI, 15 Oct 2017/--/Five members of a family and their relative were killed today when their car went out of control, crossed a road divider and collided with a truck coming from the opposite direction on the Lucknow-Rae Bareli national highway, the police said. The incident occurred at 6....

NEW DELHI, 15 Oct 2017/--/The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh, expected to be held next month, as it is gearing up to make its presence felt in the politically crucial state, a senior party leader said. The AAP would contest the civic polls in Ghaziabad,...

Lucknow, 15 Oct 2017/--/Akhilesh Yadav, who has got himself re-elected as the national president of Samajwadi party for a full five years at the party’s national convention at Agra, faces tremendous challenges within the party and outside. Although Akhilesh Yadav got the blessings of his father...

Patna, 14 Oct 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today shared the stage with Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar for the first time after the the JD-U returned to the NDA fold. Modi attended the centenary celebrations of the Patna University (PU) here along with Kumar. "It is a day of great honour...

NEW DELHI, 14 Oct 2017/--/Citing the Global Hunger Index, Rahul Gandhi has attacked the Union government in a veiled manner, evoking a sharp reaction from Union minister Smriti Irani who said the Congress vice-president was out to "malign" the nation in his bid to run down Prime Minister Narendra...