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Mumbai, 9 Feb 2019/--/The Opposition's "baseless" allegations about the Rafale fighter jet deal will not affect the BJP's poll prospects, Union minister Piyush Goyal said here today. Goyal was speaking to the media after the party launched "Bharat ke mann ki baat, Modi ke saath", a month-long...

Bengaluru, 9 Feb 2019/--/Sri Lanka's Opposition leader Mahinda Rajapaksa today said here there was a "major breakdown" in bilateral relationship between India and his country after a new government was formed in New Delhi in 2014, but the Opposition coalition he is heading now has a "good...

NEW DELHI, 9 Feb 2019/--/The BJP today warned Twitter of "repercussions" after the social network company's CEO and top officials declined to appear before the Parliamentary committee on Information Technology, saying no agency has the right to disrespect institutions of the country. The panel had...

NEW DELHI, 9 Feb 2019/--/The BJP will field over 15 lakh trained workers, 15 times more than it had in 2014, to drive its Lok Sabha election campaign, a party leader said today. BJP general secretary P Muralidhar Rao, who is in charge of the party's training department, said the trained manpower...

NEW DELHI, 9 Feb 2019/--/Union minister Arun Jaitley Saturday returned from the United States, where he was undergoing medical treatment. "Delighted to be back home," Jaitley tweeted. Jaitley, who was the finance minister before a medical procedure led to the charge being temporarily taken away...

NEW DELHI, 9 Feb 2019/--/Robert Vadra, Congress president Rahul Gandhi's brother-in-law, today appeared before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the third time in connection with a probe into allegations of money laundering in purchase of assets abroad. Vadra arrived at the central probe agency'...

Amaravati/Tirupati, 9 Feb 2019/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address a public rally at Guntur today in his first visit to Andhra Pradesh after the ruling TDP severed its ties with the BJP, even as Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu asked his party cadre to observe protest day across the...

Lucknow, 9 Feb 2019/--/Newly appointed Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will have her hands full during her four-day visit to Lucknow as she will meet senior leaders and office bearers of the party. This will be Priyanka Gandhi's maiden visit to...

Lucknow, 9 Feb 2019/--/A day after the Supreme Court said BSP chief Mayawati may have to reimburse the public money spent on erecting her statues, she asked BJP leaders and the media not to "distort" the observation of the court. The final hearing in the case against the former UP chief minister...

Allahabad, 9 Feb 2019/--/All roads led to Sangam city where devotees gathered ahead the third and the final shahi snan on Basant Panchami, falling Sunday, during which more than two crore people are expected to take a holy dip at the Kumbh Mela. The festival of Basant Panchami heralds the arrival...

Bhopal, 9 Feb 2019/--/The Congress-led Madhya Pradesh government has transferred 221 police personnel, comprising 34 Indian Police Service (IPS) and 187 state police service (SPS) officials, across the state. The transfers were announced in two orders issued by the state's home department on Friday...

Jammu, 9 Feb 2019/--/Senior BJP leader and MLC Chering Dorjay today welcomed the creation of a separate administrative and revenue division for Ladakh, saying the step "would boost the development of the region which faced discrimination for decades together". Dorjay said the people of Ladakh are...

NEW DELHI, 9 Feb 2019/--/The Delhi Minorities Commission has started an internship scheme for students seeking hands on experience in the fields of minority rights, law and other related subjects. The commission aims to induct 8-10 students from the final year courses of LLB and political science...

Chandigarh, 9 Feb 2019/--/The Punjab government today slashed fare of public buses by eight to 16 paise per passenger per kilometer in ordinary to super integral coaches. The slashed rates will come into effect immediately, Punjab transport minister Aruna Chaudhary said in an official release. Bus...

Haridwar/Saharanpur, 9 Feb 2019/--/The death toll in the spurious liquor tragedy that hit two adjoining districts has risen to 70 with more people dying of the hooch they drank at a Haridwar village, officials said today. Twenty-four of the victims died in Balupur and its neighbouring villages in...

NEW DELHI, 5 Feb 2019/--/Acrimonious scenes were witnessed in Lok Sabha on Tuesday as agitated members of the Trinamool Congress, protesting alleged misuse of the CBI, and the treasury benches clashed when the Motion of Thanks on President's address was taken up for discussion. As BJP MP Humkmdev...

Jammu, 5 Feb 2019/--/Pakistani troops Tuesday violated ceasefire in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir by firing two rounds of rocket launchers towards an Army camp along the Line of Control (LoC) in the Krishna Ghati sector, an army officer said. Indian troops did not retaliate to the "...

Raipur, 5 Feb 2019/--/In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Chhattisgarh government has transferred 40 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and two Indian Forest Service (IFS) officials in the state. The transfers were made late on Monday night, an official said here on Tuesday. The order for...

NEW DELHI, 5 Feb 2019/--/BJD leader B Mahtab on Tuesday wondered whether reciting something in Sanskrit is not secular as he raised in Lok Sabha the issue of certain entities not agreeing with the decision for compulsory recitation of common prayers in Sanskrit by students in all Kendriya...

Bhubaneswar, 5 Feb 2019/--/Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president Naveen Patnaik on Tuesday said the CBI should do non-political jobs and that nobody from the Trinamool Congress (TMC) had spoken to him on any issue, including the recent standoff between the central probe agency...

Lucknow, 5 Feb 2019/--/The Uttar Pradesh government has invoked the Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA) banning strikes in all departments and corporations under it for a period of six months. A notification to this effect was issued by Chief Secretary Anup Chandra Pandey Monday night. The...

NEW DELHI, 5 Feb 2019/--/The Supreme Court Tuesday came down heavily on the Centre over the Assam National Register of Citizens (NRC) process and said it is hell bent on not allowing the work to continue. The top court rapped Ministry of Home Affairs for its plea seeking to stall the NRC work for...

Guwahati, 5 Feb 2019/--/Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Tuesday termed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's charge that he was involved in the Saradha chit fund scam as "frivolous", even as the state Youth Congress staged a protest in front of the CBI office here, seeking his...

BALURGHAT (WB)/LUCKNOW, 3 Feb 2019/--/The tussle between the TMC and the BJP got uglier Sunday, with the West Bengal government denying permission to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's chopper to land in the state to let him address two scheduled rallies. Adityanath addressed the...

Varanasi, 3 Feb 2019/--/More than three decades after the Ganga Action Plan was launched, the ancient city of Varanasi is set to have zero sewer discharge in the holy river by November this year. The Ganga Action Plan was launched by then Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi in Varanasi on June 14, 1986 to...