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NEW DELHI, 19 May 2018/--/Former Chief Justice of India T S Thakur today spoke out against the controversial January 12 press conference held by four senior judges of the Supreme Court, saying they "need not look for outside help for resolving their institutional problems". Justice Thakur was...

Panaji, 19 May 2018/--/Over eight months after it set sail from Goa, the all-women crew of the Indian Navy on board the naval vessel INSV Tarini, will return to the state on Monday after the historic circumnavigation of the globe. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman will welcome the all-women crew...

Mumbai, 19 May 2018/--/Radio is a medium of great impact, veteran journalist Sir Mark Tully said, and cautioned the media against the menace of fake news. At an awards ceremony held here last night, Tully spoke about his passion for radio and its importance, especially that of public service radio...

Srinagar, 19 May 2018/--/Independent MLA from Jammu and Kashmir's Langate constituency Sheikh Abdul Rasheed was detained today for taking out a protest march against Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state, police said. Rasheed along with the supporters of his party Awami Ittehad Party (...

Ludhiana, 19 May 2018/--/A government ayurveda hospital here will start the treatment of thalassaemia patients with goat blood under a project funded by the Punjab government and the Centre, a medical officer working at the hospital said. A fund of Rs 35 lakh has already been released by the Union...

Chandigarh, 19 May 2018/--/Indus Dolphin, one of the world's rarest mammals, has not been sighted in Beas river ever since molasses from a sugar factory leaked into it, leaving a large number of fish dead, officials said today. About 40 sq km area from Goindwal Sahib to Harike is the natural...

Muzaffarnagar, 19 May 2018/--/Jailed Bhim Sena district president Upkar Bavra has been booked under the National Security Act (NSA) for his alleged role in the April 2 Dalit agitation, officials said today. Bavra has cases of rioting and inciting violence against him in three different police...

Muzaffarnagar, 19 May 2018/--/The lone freedom fighter of Muzaffarnagar district, Raghuvir Singh, passed away after brief illness at a Noida hospital, officials said today. Singh was 95. Singh was part of Subhas Chandra Bose's Azad Hind Fauj, they said. He died after brief illness at a Noida...

Muzaffarnagar, 19 May 2018/--/A 25-year-old man was stabbed to death by three strongmen of his village over old enmity here, police said today.  Pradeep Sharma's body was found stuffed in a bag on the outskirts of Kutba village last night and an attempt was made to set on fire, circle officer...

Sikar, 19 May 2018/--/A woman constable was electrocuted to death after coming into contact with a faulty cooler in her quarter, police said. The incident occurred on Friday when the constable, Sangeeta, electrocuted came into contact with the faulty cooler in which current was flowing, they said....

Kannur, 19 May 2018/--/Three CPM workers were arrested today in connection with the recent killing of a BJP worker in New Mahe near here, police said. The three were picked up from a lodge in Kozhikode district late last night and arrested this morning, they said. Shamij (40) was pulled out of his...

Panaji, 19 May 2018/--/Defending its decision to stake a claim to form the government in Goa, the Congress today said the ruling BJP has very little respect for democracy. "The way BJP MPs Shripad Naik and Narendra Sawaikar condemned our action of meeting the Governor and submitting the letter, it...

NEW DELHI, 19 May 2018/--/Jammu and Kashmir chief secretary B B Vyas has been given one year extension in service, beyond May 31, 2018. The Personnel Ministry has approved a request from the state chief minister Mehbooba Mufti for extension to Vyas. The ministry has approved extension in service...

Mumbai, 19 May 2018/--/Two resident doctors including a woman were allegedly beaten up by a patient's relatives at the state-run J J Hospital this morning, police said. While police arrested five persons, the incident prompted the resident doctors at the hospital to go on a day-long strike. The...

Raipur, 19 May 2018/--/Security forces recovered a huge cache of explosive materials following a gun-fight with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said today. The encounter took place on Friday when a joint team of the police's Special Task Force, District Reserve Guard and CoBRA...

Chennai, 19 May 2018/--/The Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM), founded by actor-politician Kamal Haasan today held deliberations with different political parties and farmers' organisations on the Cauvery dispute while the DMK and 'Superstar' Rajinikanth gave it a miss. While Haasan had personally invited...

Jammu, 19 May 2018/--/The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) staged a protest here today, demanding the withdrawal of a unilateral halt on security operations in the state announced by the Centre. A group of JKNPP activists led by its chairman and former minister Harsh Dev Singh...

Srinagar, 19 May 2018/--/Moderate Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was today detained after he defied house arrest and tried to march towards Lal Chowk city centre here to demand the resolution of the Kashmir issue during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the state. Farooq,...

Jammu, 19 May 2018/--/A day after intense shelling and firing by Pakistan left five people including a BSF jawan dead here, the situation on the International Border (IB) in Jammu region remained by and large peaceful but schools in the affected areas were closed as a precautionary measure for the...

Hisar, 17 May 2018/--/A shepherd was killed after he was struck by lightning while sleeping in a field in Petwar village here, the police said today. The victim was identified as Ramzan, a resident of Rajasthan's Jaisalmer district. It started raining last night while Ramzan was sleeping in the...

Thane, 17 May 2018/--/A forest guard was injured when unidentified poachers opened fire near Titwala in the district this morning. The incident took place when teams of forest officials were conducting combing operations in a forest near Titwala upon a tip-off that some poachers were moving around...

Tarn Taran, 17 May 2018/--/A whopping 126 per cent increase in the number of youth reporting for drug abuse treatment at OPDs of medical facilities showed the stupendous success of the government's efforts to wipe out the menace from the state, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh said today....

Jaipur, 17 May 2018/--/A 19-year-old woman, who was physically assaulted for being in a relationship with a man her parents did not approve of, got married today with the help of Rajasthan Women Commission, its chairperson said. Jaipur-based Jyoti got married to Manish (23) at the commission's...

Chandigarh, 17 May 2018/--/Punjab cabinet minister Navjot Singh Sidhu met former Congress president Sonia Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi in Delhi today. During his meeting, Sidhu reiterated his commitment to the party high command, according to an official release. The cricketer-turned politician also...

Lucknow, 17 May 2018/--/State-run Balrampur hospital here has decided to take the help of a private agency to catch dogs loitering in its campus to prevent Sitapur-like situation where several children have been mauled by feral hounds. "We have sought permission from the authorities to float a...