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Janjgir-Champa, 22 Sep 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today virtually kicked off the election campaign for the BJP in Chhattisgarh by saying that people of the state are mature enough to elect a stable government. Addressing a public rally here, he said the only objective of the BJP-led...

Guwahati, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Assam police have arrested three persons for their alleged links with Hizbul Mujahideen militant Qamar-uz-Zama, who was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad. “They are being interrogated,” Director General of Police Kuladhar Saikia told reporters on Sunday....

Imphal, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Manipur Police on Monday took out a rally from Moreh to Tengnoupal, along the India-Myanmar border, to protest against incidents of mob violence in the state. The "men in uniform", numbering around 70 and led by Tengnoupal Superintendent of Police S Ibombcha Singh, was...

Itanagar, 19 Sep 2018/--/Security forces in Arunachal Pradesh have arrested five over ground workers of the banned NSCN(K) from Longding district. The Longding Battalion of Assam Rifles apprehended them on Saturday. Extortion money amounting to Rs 4 lakh and documents, including photographs and...

Dharamshala, 19 Sep 2018/--/A 23-year-old Tibetan man was arrested for allegedly possessing 115.21 gram of charas at Mcleodganj, police said Monday. Police seized 115.21 gram of charas, Rs 5,400 cash, a motorcycle from the accused who was caught during regular police patrolling near the bypass road...

Lucknow, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested a BSF jawan from Noida on the charge of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents, state police chief OP Singh said today. Achutanand Misra, hailing from Madhya Pradesh's Rewa district, was "honey-trapped"...

Mumbai, 19 Sep 2018/--/Accusing the Shiv Sena leadership of asking him not to voice his views on the Maratha quota issue, party MLA in Maharashtra Harshvardhan Jadhav announced today that he is floating a new outfit. Jadhav, who tendered resignation on the issue of reservations for the Marathas,...

Jammu, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Jammu and Kashmir unit of the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Wednesday announced its participation in the upcoming municipal and panchayat polls, but demanded adequate security for its candidates. "We are going to fight the urban local body and panchayat polls, and our...

Chandigarh, 19 Sep 2018/--/Polling to the zila parishads and panchayat samitis took place in Punjab today amid stray reports of clashes between Congress and SAD workers. The voting began at 8 am and went on till 4 pm. The counting of votes will take place on September 22. Opposition party...

Thane, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Thane police in Maharashtra have decided to adopt schools to educate students about various safety measures in a bid to prevent sexual abuse and other crimes against children. Under the 'didi-kaka' scheme, children will be made aware about the difference between a 'good...

Mumbai, 19 Sep 2018/--/A threat of drought looms large over 17 districts in the Marathwada and Vidarbha regions of Maharashtra due to deficient rainfall and excess use of water for sugarcane cultivation, officials said. Most parts of Marathwada received average rainfall this monsoon and the water...

Lucknow, 19 Sep 2018/--/Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said every urban local body in the state will develop an attractive road, which will be named as the "Atal Gaurav Path" after former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Along with the beautification of these roads, all...

Amravati, 19 Sep 2018/--/The Andhra Pradesh government has decided to recruit nearly 19,000 personnel to fill up existing vacant posts in various departments and the state secretariat, according to an official order. "Based on the proposals received from all the heads of departments and the...

Jaipur, 19 Sep 2018/--/Months ahead of state Assembly elections, the Vasundhara Raje-led Rajasthan government has promoted 6,000 police constables. Speaking at an event here today, Raje said: "Rajasthan is a peaceful state and its police have made efforts to maintain law and order. Understanding...

Mandi, 19 Sep 2018/--/Three people were killed and one person was injured when a tanker and a jeep fell into a canal after colliding with each other at Sundernagar in Himachal Pradesh's Mandi district, police said today. The tanker was on its way to Leh from Ambala whereas the jeep was returning...

Srinagar, 19 Sep 2018/--/Normal life in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir was today affected due to restrictions imposed by authorities in certain areas of the city as a precautionary measure to regulate Muharram processions, police said. Restrictions were imposed under Section 144 CrPC in...

Rewari, 19 Sep 2018/--/Traders in Kosli town of Haryana's Rewari district observed a bandh today to protest against the alleged gang rape of a 19-year-old woman. A protest march was taken out by some social organisations and residents to protest against the incident. They demanded immediate arrest...

Kohima, 3 Sep 2018/--/Former Director General of Assam Rifles, Lt Gen  Shokin Chauhan (Retd) has taken over as the new Chairman of Ceasefire Monitoring Group (CFMG), Nagaland, officials said on Wednesday. Chauhan was appointed as the new chairman on August 16 following the completion of tenure of...

Itanagar, 3 Sep 2018/--/Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday informed the state Assembly that public hearing for the 2,700 MW Lower Siang hydro-electric project in Siang district could not be conducted due to opposition from local people. "Public hearing for the said project...

Srinagar, 27 Aug 2018/--/The annual pilgrimage to the Amarnath cave shrine in the south Kashmir Himalayas concluded on Sunday with over 285,000 pilgrims offering prayers at the naturally-formed ice-shivlingam. According to officials, a total of 2,85,006 people paid obeisance at the cave shrine...

NEW DELHI, 27 Aug 2018/--/Major Leetul Gogoi, who was detained by police in a Srinagar hotel after he was seen with a local woman in May, has been found guilty of fraternising with a local and being away from his place of duty while in an operational area by a Court of Inquiry, army sources said on...

NEW DELHI, 24 Aug 2018/--/The soft carpet at the T3 terminal of the IGI airport here would be removed to make way for hard flooring keeping in view the interest of the passengers, the airport operator has said. It has added that the process would start from October. The decision of the Delhi...

NEW DELHI, 24 Aug 2018/--/India and China have decided to work towards firming up a new bilateral pact on defence cooperation and agreed to increase interactions between their militaries at multiple levels to avoid Doklam-like standoffs along the disputed border. The decisions were taken at a...

NEW DELHI, 24 Aug 2018/--/Hundreds of Buddhist followers from across the country and abroad will visit Rajgir, Nalanda and Bodhgaya (Bihar), and Sarnath (Uttar Pradesh) over the next two days as part of the Tourism Ministry's efforts to promote sites associated with Gautam Buddha, Union Minister KJ...

Guwahati, 24 Aug 2018/--/Two people were killed in landslides following torrential rains since Thursday night which triggered flash floods and led to water logging in several areas, official sources said. The rains continued on Friday and threw normal life out of gear causing massive waterlogging...