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Jammu, 13 Nov 2017/--/Jammu and Kashmir Police Chief S P Vaid has said that there has been a 90 per cent dip in incidents of stone-pelting in Kashmir Valley this year as compared to the last year and credited the people of Kashmir for the improvement in the situation. NIA raids, he said, were not...

Amravati, 13 Nov 2017/--/The death toll in the boat capsize incident in Krishna River near Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh has risen to 20 following the recovery of four more bodies this morning. Chief minister Chandrababu Naidu has expressed 'deep regret and pain' over the mishap. Prime Minister...

Imphal, 13 Nov 2017/--/Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla today asked former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah to apologise to the country for his "irresponsible" statement that PoK belongs to Pakistan. Abdullah, who is the president of National conference, on Saturday had claimed that...

NEW DELHI, 13 Nov 2017/--/Only 50,000 pilgrims will be allowed to visit the Vaishno Devi shrine in Jammu to avoid any untoward incident, the National Green Tribunal directed today. The green panel also said that a new path to the shrine exclusively for pedestrians and battery-operated cars will be...

Noida, 13 Nov 2017/--/A pregnant woman died and her husband was injured after they were hit by a car in a parking area near Sector 18 in Noida, a police official said today. The incident happened around 9 pm on Sunday night, when the parking attendant was trying to park the car, the official said....

Chennai, 13 Nov 2017/--/Rains lashed many parts of the city and neighbouring districts today, prompting the administration to announce holiday for schools. Ennore near Chennai recorded the highest rainfall of 11 cm in the last 24 hours ending 8.30 am today, the weather office said. A low pressure...

NEW DELHI, 13 Nov 2017/--/Two elderly persons were arrested by the Customs department at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here for allegedly trying to smuggle gold worth Rs 25.5 lakh into the country, an official statement said today. The accused duo -- a man (67) and a woman (65) -- were...

Jaipur, 13 Nov 2017/--/Government doctors in Rajasthan ended their week-long strike and resumed work after elaborate talks with the state government. A meeting, which started at 2 pm on Sunday and continued till 11 pm, was held between the doctors and a delegation of state government officials....

Panaji, 13 Nov 2017/--/The city mayor has mooted an idea of having a 'sister city relationship' between Panaji and Lisbon, in a bid to ease the process of issuing visas, specially for students who want to study in Portugal. Surendra Furtado, the mayor of the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP),...

Chandigarh, 13 Nov 2017/--/Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar today asked his Delhi counterpart Arvind Kejriwal what steps he has taken to end stubble burning by farmers in areas near the national capital as air pollution peaked to alarming levels. Kejriwal had last week sought a meeting...

Thiruvananthapuram, 13 Nov 2017/--/Hundreds of BJP workers today converged in front of the Secretariat here and staged a protest demanding immediate resignation of Kerala transport minister Thomas Chandy, who is facing allegations of land encroachment for a luxury lake resort owned by him in...

NEW DELHI, 13 Nov 2017/--/The CPM today demanded that the Centre and the Rajasthan government "abide by the Supreme Court direction" and book the culprits involved in a recent incident of cow vigilantism in Alwar district of the state. Condemning the "gruesome" killing of Ummar Khan, a farmer, in...

JAIPUR, 13 Nov 2017/--/Police have detained one person in connection with the killing of 35-year-old Umar Khan by alleged cow vigilantes in Rajasthan's Alwar district. Reacting to the incident, Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said today that the state did not have enough manpower...

Muzaffarnagar, 13 Nov 2017/--/A BJP candidate for the Uttar Pradesh civic body polls was booked by the police for violating the model code of conduct in Muzaffarnagar district. Ritu Jain, who is contesting on a BJP ticket for the municipal corporation in Khatauli, has been booked for putting up...

Lucknow, 13 Nov 2017/--/Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath will kick off the campaign for urban local body polls from the temple town of Ayodhya on Tuesday. The civic polls, to be held in three phases from November 22, are seen as a litmus test for the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government's...

NEW DELHI, 13 Nov 2017/--/The Delhi government today moved the National Green Tribunal (NGT) seeking modification of its November 11 order refusing to exempt women and two wheelers from the odd-even car rationing scheme to tackle pollution. The application, filed before a bench headed by NGT...

Lucknow, 12 Nov 2017/--/With an objective to double farmers' income by 2022, Uttar Pradesh government has constituted a commission -- Krishak Samriddhi Aayog -- to be headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The orders related to formation of the commission were issued on November 10, with Yogi as...

NEW DELHI, 12 Nov 2017/--/A people without children would face a hopeless future; a country without trees is almost as helpless, said Theodore Roosevelt, the twenty-sixth president of the United States. A little over a century later and over 13,000 km away in India, bow and arrow wielding Jamuna...

NEW DELHI, 12 Nov 2017/--/At least 110 kg of gold has been seized from smugglers at the Indira Gandhi International Airport here from January till October this year, a senior customs official said today. Though the number of gold smuggling cases registered this year by the customs is slightly more...

Jammu, 12 Nov 2017/--/A dry spell lasting over two months in Jammu and Kashmir is likely to end this week as the weatherman predicts light to moderate rain in plains and snowfall in high-altitude areas of the state from November 14. The wet spell is likely to continue for a few days initially and...

Chandigarh, 12 Nov 2017/--/Days after the Punjab police claimed to have busted terror modules and solved most targeted killing cases in the state, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has asked the DGP to work out a scheme to give awards and rewards to those involved in solving the cases. He also...

NEW DELHI, 12 Nov 2017/--/The National Green Tribunal has directed the Delhi government and the municipal corporations to ensure availability of appropriate parking facilities for cars and discourage road-side parking. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar slammed authorities...

Jammu, 12 Nov 2017/--/Health Minister Bali Bhagat said that Jammu and Kashmir was lagging in specialised healthcare and appealed private players in the sector to invest in the state. "Government intends to promote the private sector in the medical field and all such private players are welcome here...

Raipur, 12 Nov 2017/--/Three Naxals were today gunned down in an encounter with security forces in forests in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said. Three weapons, including one INSAS rifle, and explosives were seized from the encounter spot, around 450 km from here, they added. The gun-...

Thiruvananthapuram, 12 Nov 2017/--/Eightythree-year-old Karuppan has never been outside his village Karassery in north Kerala. But he along with about 80 other senior citizens have now embarked on a journey to see the Taj Mahal. The elders, in the age group of 65-85, yesterday boarded the...