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Raipur, 3 Jan 2018/--/Over 3.19 lakh accounts have been opened in banks and post offices in Chhattisgarh under the Centre's "Sukanya Samriddhi" scheme for the girl child, an official said today. "Under the Centre s Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana, accounts of 3,19,690 girls have been opened in the state...

Sikar/Jaipur, 3 Jan 2018/--/At least 19 people, including four women and two children, were killed and 18 others injured in two separate road accidents in Rajasthan, police said today. Eleven people were today killed and 12 others injured when a Rajasthan Public Transport service (RPTS) bus...

Puducherry, 3 Jan 2018/--/Contrary to frequent wranglings between the territorial government and Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on various issues, Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy thanked her for extending "cooperation" in maintaining law and order during new year's eve celebrations here....

Noida, 28 Dec 2017/--/A 22-year-old woman was allegedly raped repeatedly by a man on the pretext of getting her a job in a factory here, an official said today. The woman, a resident of Sector 71, Noida, was allegedly raped several times in a last few months by the 35-year-old man, said Jitendra...

Kottayam, 28 Dec 2017/--/Veteran Christian social reformer Joseph Pulikunnel died at his residence at Bharananganam in the district today, family sources said. Pulikkunnel (85) is survived by three daughters and a son. He was an orator, writer and philosopher, and the founder director of the Indian...

Nashik, 28 Dec 2017/--/Twelve persons were killed in two road accidents in Nashik and Nandurbar districts in north Maharashtra early today, police said. While seven people lost their lives after an autorickshaw collided with an unidentified vehicle near Shemli village on Malegaon-Satana road in...

Lucknow, 28 Dec 2017/--/Close on the heels of Rahul Gandhi's assertion that the Constitution was under attack by the BJP, BSP president Mayawati today held the Congress equally responsible for doing so. "The equality-based Constitution envisaged by Bhimrao Ambedkar is under attack today, but it is...

Dehradun, 28 Dec 2017/--/The Uttarakhand government has brought bar licences under the service sector, paving way for reopening of a number of restaurants and bars which had shut shop following a Supreme Court order banning sale of liquor within 500 metres of highways. The decision was taken by the...

Chennai, 28 Dec 2017/--/The Tamil Nadu Assembly will meet for its next session from January 8, 2018. The session would commence with the customary address by the Governor Banwarilal Purohit, his first after taking over last month. According to a government notification, the Governor has summoned...

Jammu, 28 Dec 2017/--/Two policemen and a BSF jawan were killed in two separate accidents in Akhnoor and Samba areas of Jammu and Kashmir, police said today. While two policemen were killed when their motorcycle was hit by a speedy truck in Shah Blode area of Samba district, the BSF jawan here died...

Panaji, 28 Dec 2017/--/Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the state s interests have not been compromised due to his letter to Karnataka BJP on the Mahadeyi water dispute. "The letter is very much within the legal framework and there is no compromise on the interest of the state,"...

Hyderabad, 28 Dec 2017/--/There is a reduction of 13 per cent in overall crime and 10 per cent in crimes against women in Hyderabad city during 2017 when compared to the previous year, its police chief said today. "There is 13 per cent reduction in overall crime. The number of cases registered...

Bengaluru, 28 Dec 2017/--/Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah today said he would contest the 2018 assembly elections from the Chamundeshwari segment in Mysuru district. Dismissing reports that he was mulling changing his assembly contituency, Siddaramaiah said: "I will contest from...

Srinagar, 28 Dec 2017/--/Separatists today appealed people to boycott the upcoming panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir, saying the central and state governments have been using such elections to hoodwink international community. Separatists Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin...

Jammu, 28 Dec 2017/--/Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today inducted her younger brother, Tassaduq Mufti, and Chadoora MLA Javaid Mustafa Mir into her cabinet. Governor N N Vohra administered the oath to the legislators at Raj Bhavan. It was the second expansion of the council of...

Noida, 28 Dec 2017/--/Two policemen, who were in-charge of piloting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's cavalcade during his visit to the city on December 25, have been suspended for taking the convoy on a wrong route and causing a security breach. SSP Love Kumar has suspended the two policemen for the...

Chennai, 28 Dec 2017/--/The ruling AIADMK today continued to crack the whip against supporters of rival leader TTV Dhinakaran post its R K Nagar by-poll defeat, expelling 44 of them and relieving two others from party posts. AIADMK coordinator O Panneerselvam and co-coordinator K Palaniswami...

Srinagar, 24 Dec 2017/--/Cold wave continued in Kashmir as the night temperature stayed  several degrees below the freezing point but people experienced some relief after the  mercury increased slightly at most places. Kargil, in Ladakh region, was the coldest  recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir...

Panaji, 24 Dec 2017/--/Tourists usually throng Goa during Christmas but this year seem to have  given the coastal state a miss, as both foreign and domestic tourist arrivals have dropped  30 per cent, a local industry association said on Sunday. The western state of Goa is known  for its night-long...

NEW DELHI, 24 Dec 2017/--/The Congress today attacked the Centre over the killing of four  Indian soldiers along the LoC by Pakistani troops, saying the incident raises questions over the government's ability to protect the country's borders. Congress spokesperson  Manish Tewari said yesterday's...

Srinagar, 24 Dec 2017/--/There has been a sharp spike in the number of young Kashmiris joining militant groups this year, with the number crossing 100 for the first time since such data started being collated in 2010, officials said here today. The figure, which stood at 88 in 2016, has already...

NEW DELHI, 24 Dec 2017/--/Premium charges during festivals such as Diwali, Durga Puja and discounts for travelling odd- hours, choosing a less popular route or train or one having no pantry services, are some of the proposals the Railway Board is considering on dynamic-pricing. During a meeting...

NEW DELHI, 24 Dec 2017/--/The Health ministry, which is struggling to make six new AIIMS fully functional due to unavailability of suitable candidates, has now decided to hire retired doctors, who have worked in premier medical institutes of the country, on contract. The government will hire...

NEW DELHI, 24 Dec 2017/--/Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan today slammed Lalu Prasad for comparing himself with Nelson Mandela and B R Ambedkar, saying they made sacrifices in national interest while the RJD chief was in jail for corruption. The Lok Janshakti Party chief said Prasad had insulted...

Hyderabad, 24 Dec 2017/--/A video purportedly showing a senior police official assaulting a man has gone viral on social media, prompting the Cyberabad police authorities here to order an inquiry. Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Madhapur Zone) K Ganga Reddy, who allegedly features in the...