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Tarn Taran, 17 May 2018/--/A whopping 126 per cent increase in the number of youth reporting for drug abuse treatment at OPDs of medical facilities showed the stupendous success of the government's efforts to wipe out the menace from the state, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said today....

Jaipur, 17 May 2018/--/A 19-year-old woman, who was physically assaulted for being in a relationship with a man her parents did not approve of, got married today with the help of Rajasthan Women Commission, its chairperson said. Jaipur-based Jyoti got married to Manish (23) at the commission's...

Chandigarh, 17 May 2018/--/Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu met former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in Delhi today. During his meeting, Sidhu reiterated his commitment to the party high command, according to an official release. The cricketer-turned politician also...

Lucknow, 17 May 2018/--/State-run Balrampur hospital here has decided to take the help of a private agency to catch dogs loitering in its campus to prevent Sitapur-like situation where several children have been mauled by feral hounds. "We have sought permission from the authorities to float a...

Lucknow, 17 May 2018/--/The Uttar Pradesh government today removed UP State Bridge Corporation managing director (MD) Rajan Mittal in the wake of the Varanasi flyover collapse earlier this week. Deputy chief minister Keshav Maurya, who is also the minister for public works department (PWD), said...

NEW DELHI, 17 May 2018/--/The Delhi High Court today asked Santosh Kumar Singh, who is serving life term for rape and murder of law student Priyadarshini Mattoo in 1996, to file complete details of his education. The court noted that Singh has been pursuing the two-year LLM programme since 2012...

Aligarh, 17 May 2018/--/Leaders of the AMU Students' Union (AMUSU) today threatened to launch a fresh agitation if their demand for a judicial inquiry into the violence on the campus over a portrait of Pakistan founder Mohammed Ali Jinnah is not fulfilled. Hours after calling off their three-day...

Chandigarh, 17 May 2018/--/Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh today slammed Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala for subverting the Constitution by inviting the BJP to form the government in the southern state. Labelling Vala an RSS Governor, Singh said democratic polity of India had been massacred...

Srinagar, 17 May 2018/--/Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid today said the families of local militants should take advantage of the Centre's announcement that no operations would be launched during Ramzan and ask their sons to leave the path of violence. The Union government on Wednesday...

Panaji, 17 May 2018/--/Seeking adoption of the Karnataka example in Goa, the Congress today decided to stake claim to form government in the state where it had emerged as the single largest party in the Assembly polls held last year. Congress Legislature Party chief Chandrakant Kavlekar said the...

Jaipur, 15 May 2018/--/Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani today held dialogues with Dalit families in Rajasthan about the violence during Bharat Bandh on April 2. Mevani claimed that many Dalits were brutally beaten up by police during the bandh. "The government needs to create infrastructure and job...

Hyderabad, 15 May 2018/--/Busting a fake ATM card racket allegedly run by a four member gang of Romanians, police today arrested two of them on the charge of defrauding 46 people here of Rs 35 lakh from their accounts using cloned cards. Vasile Gabriel Razvan and his friend Buricea Alexandru Mihai...

Srinagar, 15 May 2018/--/Separatists today called for a protest march to Lal Chowk on Saturday against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's scheduled visit to the Jammu and Kashmir. The Prime Minister will address the sixth convocation ceremony of the Sher-e-Kashmir University of Agricultural Sciences...

Jaipur, 15 May 2018/--/Nearly 1,000 villagers today attended a 'mahapanchayat' called by the Gujjar community in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district to discuss the outcome of a meeting their leaders had held with the state government over their demand for five per cent reservation within the OBC quota...

NEW DELHI, 15 May 2018/--/The Delhi Police have filed a chargesheet in a kidnapping case in which a five-year-old boy was brazenly abducted from a school bus on the eve of Republic Day from Shahdara. The boy was rescued after an encounter between the police and the kidnappers on February 6 at...

Mumbai, 15 May 2018/--/As many as 25 candidates are in the fray for the by-elections to Bhandara-Gondia and Palghar Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra to be held on May 28. While 18 candidates are locked in a battle for the Bhandara-Gondia seat, seven others will try their luck for Palghar....

Kochi, 15 May 2018/--/In a relief to senior Congress leader and former chief minister Oommen Chandy, the Kerala High Court today partly allowed his writ plea, challenging the legality of a judicial commission's report on the solar panel scam. Disposing of the petition, Justice A K Jayasankaran...

NEW DELHI, 15 May 2018/--/The Supreme Court today convicted Punjab tourism minister Navjot Singh Sidhu for voluntarily causing injury to a 65-year-old man but spared him a jail term in the 1988 road rage case and imposed a Rs 1,000 fine on him. A bench of Justices J Chelameswar and Sanjay Kishan...

Kasganj, 15 May 2018/--/In a major security lapse, the chopper carrying Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath was today forced to land on a field instead of the makeshift helipad at a school here. Adityanath was, however, safe and proceeded for the scheduled programmes, principal secretary...

Mumbai, 5 May 2018/--/While most judges in the Bombay High Court tried to wrap up the pending matters and urgent hearings by 5 pm yesterday, the last working day before the summer break, one judge presided over his court until the wee hours today, hearing pleas that sought urgent interim reliefs....

Chennai, 5 May 2018/--/The Madras High Court has allowed the termination of pregnancy of a 14-year-old girl, who was allegedly raped five months ago by a man known to her. When a petition from the Child Welfare Committee in Chengalpet came up for hearing recently, Justice T Raja directed the dean...

Srinagar, 5 May 2018/--/Jammu and Kashmir Police and CRPF personnel foiled a possible terror strike today killing three Lashker-e-Taiba militants in the outskirts of the city this morning after a four-hour-long operation, officials said. Four security personnel were injured in the gunfight but all...

Mumbai, 5 May 2018/--/The Bombay High Court today directed the Maharashtra government to list down the steps taken by it to implement previous orders of the court on tackling malnutrition in the state. A bench of justices Naresh Patil and G S Kulkarni earlier this week gave the directions while...

Puducherry, 5 May 2018/--/Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy today lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Centre for "letting down farmers in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry by deliberately delaying formation of Cauvery Management Board (CMB)." "The delay by the prime minister and the...

UDUPI (KARNATAKA), 5 May 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi's supporters are offering potted tulsi plants at a famous shrine here, seeking divine help for the BJP to unseat the Congress in Karnataka. Forty-five-year-old devotee Keshavacharya travelled all the way from Shiruru village, 22 km from...