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Lucknow, 28 Oct 2018/--/All is not well with UP Police. If remedial steps are not taken in time, there could be a situation like the PAC revolt on 1973. The large scale protest by the policemen over the action against two constables involved in the shooting of Apple executive Vivek Tewari is...

Imphal, 25 Oct 2018/--/High import duties coupled with an increasing gap in gold prices between India and Myanmar have led to an upsurge in smuggling of the yellow metal across the international border, a report compiled by anti-smuggling unit of Imphal customs division has said. Manipur shares a...

Guwahati, 25 Oct 2018/--/The Guwahati Tea Auction Center on Wednesday claimed to have sold about 1.2 kg of purple tea at a record price of Rs 24,501 per kg, an industry source said. "This is the first time purple tea is being manufactured in India. The tea was sold by Contemporary Tea Brokers Pvt...

ALAPPUZHA, 25 Oct 2018/--/Sister Anupama, who was at the forefront of protests demanding the arrest of Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of raping a nun, was on Thursday heckled and asked to leave the cemetery where the funeral of a key witness in the rape case was going on. Kuriakose Kattuthara, a...

Shimla, 23 Oct 2018/--/A delegation of the Tibetan Parliament-in-Exile on Monday called on Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat at Raj Bhavan and expressed their gratitude to the government and people of India for being an amiable host to the Tibetan refugees. The delegation included the...

NEW DELHI, 23 Oct 2018/--/India summoned a senior official of the Pakistan High Commission on Tuesday and lodged a strong protest over the loss of lives of three of its soldiers during an infiltration bid by Pakistani terrorists in the Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir two days ago. Two...

NEW DELHI, 23 Oct 2018/--/A Delhi court today rejected bail plea of Ashish Pandey, son of former BSP MP, arrested for brandishing gun in a hotel here. Special Judge Suni Rana dismissed the bail application of Pandey who was sent to 14-day judicial custody by the court on Monday, till November 5,...

Banda, 23 Oct 2018/--/A constable posted at Mardan Naka police outpost here allegedly consumed poison over denial of leave to visit his ailing mother, police said today. Arun Kumar Verma (28) consumed some poisonous substance Sunday night as he was depressed over not being allowed to go home, sub-...

Chennai, 23 Oct 2018/--/The Madras High Court reverted a criminal case against a former Lok Sabha MP and a former MLA to a lower court here while making it clear that a magistrate is entitled to take cognisance of an offence, even if a police report is to the effect that no case is made out against...

Banihal/Jammu, 23 Oct 2018/--/Just hours before the mortal remains of Lance Naik Ranjeet Singh were consigned to flames at his ancestral village in Ramban district of Jammu and Kashmir today, his wife delivered a baby girl-- the first child of the couple after a wait of 10 years. The soldier was...

Lucknow, 23 Oct 2018/--/Weeks after launching his front, Samajwadi Secular Morcha (SSM), Shivpal Singh Yadav today announced his new political party, Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia (PSPL). "Our new party has been registered (with the Election Commission). Its name is Pragatisheel Samajwadi...

Lucknow, 23 Oct 2018/--/Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the officials to extend pension facility to over 14 lakh persons, who despite fulfilling the required norms were not covered under the schemes. A government spokesman here said the chief minister has decided to...

Jaipur, 23 Oct 2018/--/The Congress in Rajasthan believes there is "extreme resentment" towards chief minister Vasundhara Raje which will lead to her losing the upcoming elections and the BJP facing an unprecedented defeat in the state. Assembly elections in the state are scheduled to be held on...

Chandigarh, 23 Oct 2018/--/The Opposition Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) today accused the Congress-led Punjab government of shifting the blame for the Amritsar train tragedy, which claimed nearly 60 lives, on the Railways and of inaction against the organisers. It also termed the magisterial probe...

Hyderabad, 23 Oct 2018/--/Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) O P Rawat today held a meeting with electoral officers and superintendents of police of all the districts of Telangana. A 11-member team, headed by Rawat, is here to review the preparedness for the Assembly elections to be held in the...

Thiruvananthapuram, 23 Oct 2018/--/Hitting out at the BJP and RSS for the agitation at Sabarimala, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan today said the protests were a "planned" and "deliberate" attempt to create an atmosphere of tension in the state and asserted that no force will be allowed to...

NORTH DINAJPUR, 23 Oct 2018/--/As the term of Dalkhola municipality terminated, a deputy magistrate took over the charge of the civic body as the administrator from the elected board today. Dalkhola municipality was run by an elected Congress board since its inception. But gradually with the...

NEW DELHI, 9 Oct 2018/--/Operational challenges and various reform initiatives are the subjects of deliberation a week-long conference of army commanders that started in Delhi on Tuesday. An official statement said a host of issues ranging from operational, administrative, logistics and human...

Itanagar, 8 Oct 2018/--/Senior Congress leader in Arunachal Pradesh, Nabam Tuki Saturday exhorted the Congress cadres to adopt do and die mantra to protect the unique identity of the state and its people. It is time to work out a strategy under the Congress to "wipe out" BJP from the state to...

Ahmedabad, 8 Oct 2018/--/Additional forces were deployed in industrial areas in Gujarat for the security of Hindi-speaking migrants after attacks on them sparked their exodus that prompted the state government on Monday to make an appeal for their return. PTI

Bareilly (UP), 8 Oct 2018/--/A couple was injured in an acid attack on the Pilibhit highway here, police said today. The incident took place Sunday when Jagdish (42) was returning home in the Izzatnagar area of the city with his wife, the police said, adding that Jagdish's friend Kuldeep and...

Jaisalmer, 8 Oct 2018/--/A Pakistani national was apprehend by the Border Security Force (BSF) along the International Border (IB) here, police said today. Mohammad Iqbal (40) of Sialkot in Pakistan was detained on Sunday night by BSF jawans near pillars 616 and 617 along the border, they said. He...

Nagpur, 8 Oct 2018/--/A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) employee has been held here for alleged espionage links, an official said today. Nishant Agarwal was arrested in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) at DRDO's Wardha Road...

Ludhiana, 8 Oct 2018/--/A policeman was shot at and injured by a youth near the main gate of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here Monday, police said. Two youths who were on a motorcycle were signalled to stop at a checkpost near the DMCH by constable Davinder Singh, the police said....

NEW DELHI, 8 Oct 2018/--/Dengue cases have spiralled in the city over the past two weeks, with at least 650 people being diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season, according to a municipal report released today. The report says nearly 170 of the cases came to light in the first week of...