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NEW DELHI, 30 Dec 2018/--/Most states have maintained silence on a draft bill which seeks life in jail for public servants convicted of torture. So far, only four states -- Meghalaya, Sikim, Jharkand and Himachal Pradesh -- have conveyed their agreements with the draft bill prepared by the Law...

Lucknow, 30 Dec 2018/--/Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav Sunday alleged that the police officers in Uttar Pradesh are following the 'Thoko Neeti' (encounter policy) of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to avoid getting transferred. Raising questions on the prevailing law and order situation...

Jammu, 30 Dec 2018/--/Taking time out from its busy schedule of safeguarding borders and continuous anti-insurgency operations, the Army has conducted over 900 civic action programmes across Jammu region this year with the focus on youth and poor population living in far flung areas. The Army is...

Bengaluru, 29 Dec 2018/--/Calling Karnataka chief minister H D Kumaraswamy an "Accidental CM", the Opposition BJP has taken a jibe at him over his Singapore visit to celebrate the New Year, at a time when most parts of the state are reeling under drought. "After new govt was formed 377 farmers...

Jaipur, 29 Dec 2018/--/After being reduced to just 21 seats in the last Assembly elections, the Congress bounced back in Rajasthan in 2018. This was also the year when the Zika virus struck, the law caught up with actor Salman Khan and godman Asaram Bapu, and a man was beaten to death after being...

NEW DELHI, 29 Dec 2018/--/The Congress today said it was open to an alliance in Uttar Pradesh with any party that wants to "free" the people from BJP rule and urged all such forces to not weaken each other. Speaking at a press conference here, UP Congress chief Raj Babbar said the Congress party...

Chandigarh, 29 Dec 2018/--/Three Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leaders were arrested today for allegedly circulating "fake news" on social media attributed to Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar even as the AAP accused the BJP of "jungle rule". During the Municipal Corporation elections in the...

Puducherry, 29 Dec 2018/--/Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy today charged the Union government with misusing the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI). During the UPA rule there was no interference in the independent working of the CBI, he claimed. Narayanasamy, who was the minister of...

NEW DELHI, 29 Dec 2018/--/India today condemned the "cowardly" terror attack on a tourist bus near Egypt's world-famous Giza pyramids in which at least four people were killed and 10 others injured. The ministry of external affairs (MEA) said India stands with the government and people of Egypt in...

Lucknow, 28 Dec 2018/--/The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) today issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government over the death of a Dalit man allegedly in police custody in Amroha district, noting that it amounted to "gross violation of human rights" of the victim. Taking suo motu...

NEW DELHI, 28 Dec 2018/--/The Congress on its 134th foundation day today said it will continue to fight the propagators of hate with peace, unity and love. On the occasion, party president Rahul Gandhi hoisted the party's flag at its headquarters here on Akbar Road and acknowledged the selfless...

Raipur, 28 Dec 2018/--/Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that the state government has fulfilled the promise of debt waiver of farmers within 10 days of its operation. Baghel announced that a fund of Rs 1,24 crores have been transferred online to the account of 3,57,000 farmers of...

Raipur, 28 Dec 2018/--/Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel received courtesy call by Gaurishankar Agarwal, the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly here on Thursday. They congratulated each other on embarking the new journey. Representatives from Chhattisgarh Rice Millers Association also...

NEW DELHI, 28 Dec 2018/--/Union minister Jitendra Singh today said the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir is an outcome of a series of "blunders" by successive Congress governments in the state starting with the "Nehruvian blunder". Participating in the debate on statutory resolution for...

Hyderabad, 28 Dec 2018/--/A top CPI leader today said he has received an invitation from the TMC to attend its rally of opposition parties in Kolkata, but has turned it down. The Mamata Banerjee-led Trinamool Congress (TMC) has called a rally of Opposition parties on January 19 in the West Bengal...

Jammu, 28 Dec 2018/--/The Jammu and Kashmir Police is set to get non-lethal pepper-ball launching systems and anti-riot gas masks to deal with law and order situations in the state, officials said today. The department has floated tenders for seeking technical bid from manufacturers and dealers of...

Mumbai, 28 Dec 2018/--/The Koregaon-Bhima caste violence in Pune district, arrest of Left-wing activists for alleged Maoist links and of members of Hindutva outfits after seizure of explosives made news in Maharashtra in 2018. The year began on a violent note after caste riots at Koregaon-Bhima in...

Mumbai, 28 Dec 2018/--/PresidentRam Nath Kovind today said false impressions were being created and spread about Yoga that it pertains to only a few people or a specific community. The President, who was in the metropolis to deliver the keynote address at an event organised to celebrate the...

Etawah, 28 Dec 2018/--/Two sisters were shot dead allegedly over property dispute in Pachawali village here, police said today. Laxmi (18) and Sunita (45) were killed on Thursday while they were sleeping in their house, senior superintendent of police (SSP) Ashok Kumar Tripathi said.The elder...

Pratapgarh, 28 Dec 2018/--/The chief warden of the district jail was shot dead by two motorcycle-borne assailants at the Jail Road Crossing here, police said today. The incident took place Harinarain Trivedi (55) was going to buy vegetables on Thursday afternoon, superintendent of police (SP) S...

NEW DELHI, 28 Dec 2018/--/A Bill which seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member in a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial to make the body "apolitical" was introduced in the Lok Sabha today. The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill, moved by...

NEW DELHI, 27 Dec 2018/--/The Lok Sabha today passed the Bill which criminalises the practice of instant triple talaq with the Union government rejecting the contention that it was aimed at targeting a particular community. The Opposition, which had been demanding that the bill be referred to a '...

Dharamshala, 27 Dec 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused the Congress of befooling farmers on loan waivers, saying the governments led by the party had not fulfilled its promises in the past. Addressing a rally here to celebrate one year of the Jai Ram Thakur-led BJP government in...

Shimla, 27 Dec 2018/--/Thirty-five students on their way to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Dharamshala were injured when their bus overturned in Kangra district today, an official said. The students from a computer training centre were heading towards Dharamshala's Police Grounds in a...

NEW DELHI, 27 Dec 2018/--/A Delhi court today allowed 12-day custodial interrogation by National Investigation Agency of 10 people arrested on the suspicion of being members of an ISIS-inspired group who were allegedly planning suicide attacks and serial blasts, targeting politicians as also...