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Srinagar, 11 Aug 2018/--/Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today said defending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was not confined to a particular region or religion anymore as the people of the state have realised its importance and sanctity. Mehbooba was referring to the reports of two...

Idukki, 11 Aug 2018/--/"We are frightened to return to our homes," said women lodged in a relief camp here after they were forced to leave their houses, which faced the threat of flooding by gushing waters released from Idukki reservoir. Most of those in the relief camp had to rush out of their...

Datia, 30 Jul 2018/--/A 30-year-old labourer was today shot dead in Madhya Pradesh's Datia district allegedly by five people over a previous enmity, police said. The incident took place in Hinotia village in the morning today when the victim, Mukesh Yadav, had gone to answer nature's call, said...

Jammu, 30 Jul 2018/--/Three people were arrested for allegedly running a betting racket in Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur district, police said today. The arrested, identified as Varinder Kumar, his assistant Rohit Kumar and Rajinder Kumar, were arrested on Sunday when they were accepting bets on a...

Bhopal, 30 Jul 2018/--/Students of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here have demanded an "impartial probe" into the alleged suicide by a 20-year-old female student of the AIIMS, Jodhpur. They held a candle march in Bhopal last evening and alleged that the student, Rashmi Yadav,...

Chandigarh, 30 Jul 2018/--/In a bid to foster growth in the information and technology sector, the Punjab Cabinet today approved allotment of a 40-acre site in Mohali IT City for setting up a world-class technology university. To ensure transparency in the allotment process, a project proposal...

Mumbai, 30 Jul 2018/--/Terming the incident of the sea throwing up tonnes of garbage along the Marine Drive here during a high tide as "serious", the Bombay High Court asked the Maharashtra government and the city civic body today for a solution to the problem. A division bench of justices A S Oka...

Jaipur, 30 Jul 2018/--/Deaf and mute students of a school staged a protest here today and accused the Rajasthan government of ignoring their needs. Students of the state-run Seth Anandilal Poddar Senior Secondary school demanded that their principal be replaced with one capable of understanding...

Lucknow, 30 Jul 2018/--/Ten persons were killed and seven others injured in rain related incidents in different parts of Uttar Pradesh during past 24 hours, a senior official said here today. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed senior officials of all the districts to undertake extensive...

Jammu, 30 Jul 2018/--/Former chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today strongly rejected the allegations of discrimination against Jammu and Ladakh regions during her rule, asserting that she never considered Jammu and Kashmir "different entities" and evenly distributed the funds among them. The PDP...

Jammu/Pathankot, 30 Jul 2018/--/The eight-year-old girl from Kathua, who was gang-raped and killed, was overdosed with a cocktail of sedatives through her captivity, "rendering her incapacitated" to resist sexual assault and murder, states the supplementary chargesheet filed by Jammu and Kashmir's...

Aurangabad, 30 Jul 2018/--/A 35-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a moving train here over the Maratha quota demand, police said today. The man, identified as Pramod Jaising Hore, had posted a message on his Facebook page and shared a message on WhatsApp yesterday,...

Raigarh, 16 Jul 2018/--/Nearly 350kg of ganja worth Rs 17.50 lakh was recovered from an abandoned SUV in this district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. The contraband was seized from the sports utility vehicle (SUV), a Scorpio that was left near a pond in Sarangarh area, Raigarh Additional...

Jaipur, 16 Jul 2018/--/A boy was beaten up by a girl in Rajasthan's Bharatpur city for reportedly defaming her, a video of which has gone viral on social media. The video shows the girl, who seems to be an athlete, confronting the accused and later beating him black and blue with a stick. He is...

Thane, 16 Jul 2018/--/A 30-year-old activist of a political party has been arrested for allegedly issuing threats to an NCP MLA on a social networking site, the police said today. The accused, Mirza Rehan Azmi, allegedly posted an objectionable message yesterday on his Facebook page against...

Srinagar, 16 Jul 2018/--/More than 100 couples belonging to underprivileged sections from various districts of the Valley tied the knot here at a simple but impressive ceremony, the biggest mass wedding ever in Kashmir, the organisers said. Hundreds of people attended the ceremony which was...

Thiruvananthapuram, 16 Jul 2018/--/Rail and road traffic were hit in various parts of Kerala today due to waterlogging as heavy rains continued to pound the state with the South West Monsoon becoming active again. In the second spell of rains due to the South West monsoon, 11 people have been...

Chennai, 16 Jul 2018/--/Tamil Nadu chief minister K Palaniswami today condoled the death of a city-based woman journalist who was killed in a road accident. Palaniswami also announced a solatium of Rs three lakh to the family of the victim, Shalini (24). The deceased, who was employed with a Tamil...

NEW DELHI, 16 Jul 2018/--/The Delhi Police has issued a lookout circular against the husband of the female flight attendant who allegedly committed suicide in south Delhi's Panchsheel Park on Friday, police said today. Anisiya Batra was in her 40s and worked with a German airline. Batra allegedly...

Puducherry, 16 Jul 2018/--/Puducherry chief minister V Narayanasamy today said the territorial government was opposed to the Centre's move to set up a new panel replacing the University Grants Commission (UGC). Replying to a question raised by the Leader of the Opposition Anbalagan (AIADMK) during...

Jammu, 16 Jul 2018/--/A landslide today struck the Tarakote Marg, the new seven-km track to the Vaishno Devi shrine in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir, forcing its closure, a senior police officer said. However, no one was injured in the incident, senior superintendent of police, Reasi, Tahir...

Nagpur, 16 Jul 2018/--/Amid an agitation by farmer outfits demanding higher procurement prices for milk, the Opposition today created ruckus on the issue and, siding with the agitators, walked out of the Maharashtra Assembly. They accused the government of being "anti-farmer" and "indifferent" to...

Sambalpur, 16 Jul 2018/--/Two of the five people accused of burning a woman alive after raping her in Rajpura area of Sambhal district have been arrested, the police said today. The woman was allegedly burnt alive inside a temple premises after she was raped by the five people in her house on...

Thiruvananthapuram, 16 Jul 2018/--/Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's office here was vandalised today by the youth wing activists of the BJP, police said, days after he set off a huge row with remarks that the BJP, if voted to power again, will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a...

Bengaluru, 16 Jul 2018/--/Senior Karnataka Congress leader K B Koliwad today accused some of his own party leaders of "tormenting" chief minister H D Kumaraswamy, who had said that he was "not happy" being in the top post and was swallowing the pain like 'Vishakantha' (Lord Shiva), who drank poison...