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Ahmedabad, 13 Feb 2019/--/Congress president Rahul Gandhi will kick off his party's Lok Sabha poll campaign in Gujarat on Thursday by addressing a public rally in Valsad district. Rahul will address the 'Jan Akrosh Rally' at Laldungri village in Valsad on Thursday afternoon, party's spokesperson...

Chandigarh, 13 Feb 2019/--/The Ludhiana gang rape incident rocked the Punjab Assembly today with the Opposition alleging that the law and order situation in the state had deteriorated under the Congress government. Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh assured the House that he would request the...

Srinagar, 13 Feb 2019/--/Normal life was hit in Kashmir today due to a shutdown called by separatists to protest against the legal challenge to Article 35-A and Article 370 of the Constitution, which grant special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir. Petitions have been filed in the Supreme Court,...

Jaipur, 13 Feb 2019/--/The Rajasthan Assembly today passed a Bill giving a five per cent quota in government jobs and educational institutes to Gujjars and four other communities agitating for it. The Congress government introduced the Bill amid protests in the state led by Gujjar leader Kirori...

Srinagar, 13 Feb 2019/--/A blast at a private school in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district left at least 12 students injured today, police said. The explosion took place inside the school in Narbal village of Kakapora area in the south Kashmir district this afternoon, a police official said. He...

Jammu, 13 Feb 2019/--/A 30-year-old soldier allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service rifle inside an Army camp here, a police official said today. Sepoy Sandeep Singh, a resident of Punjab, was on a guard duty at a post in a transit camp at Panama Chowk where he shot himself...

Hyderabad, 13 Feb 2019/--/A key member of the banned CPI (Maoist) Central Committee surrendered before the Telangana Director General of Police (DGP), M Mahendar Reddy here Wednesday, along with his wife. Sudhakar and his wife decided to give themselves up as they were frustrated with the 'wrong...

NEW DELHI, 12 Feb 2019/--/At least 17 people were killed as a massive fire swept through a hotel in central Delhi's Karol Bagh area early today, police said. The fire broke out at Arpit Palace Hotel located on Gurudwara Road in Karol Bagh. A call about the fire was received at 4.35 am and 24 fire...

NEW DELHI, 12 Feb 2019/--/Congress president Rahul Gandhi today accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "treason" and violating the Official Secrets Act by acting as Anil Ambani's "middleman" in the Rafale jet contract, citing an email to claim the businessman was aware of the deal days before...

Lucknow, 12 Feb 2019/--/A day after making her debut in Uttar Pradesh's political arena as Congress's general secretary, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today got down to business, holding strategy sessions to script her party's victory in the upcoming parliamentary polls. Returning to the state capital...

Kurukshetra, 12 Feb 2019/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his government will speed up the campaign to rid the country of the corrupt, claiming that only such people had a problem with him while the honest trusted the 'chowkidar'. Modi sought people's support in the campaign while...

NEW DELHI, 12 Feb 2019/--/The Supreme Court Tuesday awarded day-long courtroom detention to former acting CBI director M Nageswara Rao and another official for "brazen" contempt of its orders, and strongly rebuked them when they tried to leave before the rising of the court. It had directed them...

Lucknow, 12 Feb 2019/--/Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today claimed he was stopped by authorities at Lucknow airport in a bid to prevent him from visiting Allahabad, triggering outrage by party lawmakers in the state legislature and workers outside the airport. The former Uttar Pradesh chief...

Lucknow, 12 Feb 2019/--/Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today claimed he was stopped by authorities at Lucknow airport in a bid to prevent him from visiting Allahabad, triggering outrage by party lawmakers in the state legislature and workers outside the airport. The former Uttar Pradesh chief...

Lucknow, 12 Feb 2019/--/Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today claimed he was stopped by authorities at Lucknow airport in a bid to prevent him from visiting Allahabad, triggering outrage by party lawmakers in the state legislature and workers outside the airport. The former Uttar Pradesh...

NEW DELHI, 12 Feb 2019/--/Union minister K J Alphons today said the emergency exit of the Arpit Palace hotel, where 17 people were killed in a fire that broke out early today, was "too narrow" and also locked. Alphons, who visited the site of the tragedy in central Delhi's Karol Bagh locality,...

Srinagar, 12 Feb 2019/--/In a major success, security forces shot dead Hizbul Mujahideen militant Hilal Ahmed Rather, who had helped dreaded LeT terrorist Naved Jhatt escape, during an encounter in South Kashmir today in which an Army jawan was also killed, officials said. Rather, 21, was killed...

NEW DELHI, 12 Feb 2019/--/Defence, trade and energy security are expected to be high on the agenda when Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince and defence minister Mohammed bin Salman holds talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his two-day visit to India next week. Accompanied by a high-level...

NEW DELHI, 12 Feb 2019/--/President Ram Nath Kovind today unveiled a life-size portrait of Atal Bihari Vajpayee in the Central Hall of Parliament House, noting the former Prime Minister led the nation under trying times. The President also said that the BJP veteran displayed exemplary patience and...

Rameswaram, 12 Feb 2019/--/Over 3,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly chased away and nets of many boats snapped by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing off Katchatheevu today, a fishermen association leader said. The personnel also sank a mechanised boat mid-sea, he alleged. The...

Hyderabad, 12 Feb 2019/--/A top leader of the banned CPI (Maoist) in Jharkhand, carrying a cash reward of Rs 1.25 crore on his head, has offered to surrender before Telangana police along with his wife, also a maoist, official sources said today. The surrender of B Sudhakar, a native of Telangana...

GUNTUR (AP), 10 Feb 2019/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday launched a scathing attack on Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP supremo Chandrababu Naidu, saying he has made a "U-turn" on promises of development to the state and only trying to replicate NDA government's schemes "Our government...

GREATER NOIDA (UP), 10 Feb 2019/--/After catapulting LPG coverage by about 40 per cent in just 55 months, the government will soon make available clean cooking fuel to all households, Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Sunday. Speaking at the Petrotech 2019 conference here on the outskirts of...

Mumbai, 10 Feb 2019/--/Jamil Ansari (name changed) runs a mobile phone repair shop in Maharashtra's Beed district. But, nobody would imagine that only two years ago, he was on the verge of joining the dreaded terror outfit ISIS by travelling to Iraq, thousands of kilometres away. Thanks to an...

NEW DELHI, 10 Feb 2019/--/Robert Vadra, who was questioned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for three consecutive days last week in connection with a probe into allegations of money laundering to purchase assets abroad, said on Sunday that truth will always prevail. "Morning, Just want to say...