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Bareilly (UP), 8 Oct 2018/--/A couple was injured in an acid attack on the Pilibhit highway here, police said today. The incident took place Sunday when Jagdish (42) was returning home in the Izzatnagar area of the city with his wife, the police said, adding that Jagdish's friend Kuldeep and...

Jaisalmer, 8 Oct 2018/--/A Pakistani national was apprehend by the Border Security Force (BSF) along the International Border (IB) here, police said today. Mohammad Iqbal (40) of Sialkot in Pakistan was detained on Sunday night by BSF jawans near pillars 616 and 617 along the border, they said. He...

Nagpur, 8 Oct 2018/--/A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) employee has been held here for alleged espionage links, an official said today. Nishant Agarwal was arrested in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) at DRDO's Wardha Road...

Ludhiana, 8 Oct 2018/--/A policeman was shot at and injured by a youth near the main gate of Dayanand Medical College and Hospital (DMCH) here Monday, police said. Two youths who were on a motorcycle were signalled to stop at a checkpost near the DMCH by constable Davinder Singh, the police said....

NEW DELHI, 8 Oct 2018/--/Dengue cases have spiralled in the city over the past two weeks, with at least 650 people being diagnosed with the vector-borne disease this season, according to a municipal report released today. The report says nearly 170 of the cases came to light in the first week of...

Raipur, 8 Oct 2018/--/Sixteen Naxals, five of them suspected to be involved in a deadly attack on a CRPF team last year, were arrested from Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said today. There were two women among the arrested ultras, they added. The arrests were made Sunday from a hill near...

Jaipur, 8 Oct 2018/--/With political temperatures soaring in Rajasthan in the run-up to the December 7 Assembly elections, major parties in the state have deployed social media "warriors" to reach out to people on digital platforms. Keeping in mind the role social media played in the victory of...

NEW DELHI, 8 Oct 2018/--/The Tamil Nadu government today said it may 'consider' reducing taxes on petrol and diesel, but pointed out its spending on various initiatives, including implementation of the seventh Pay Commission recommendations. When asked if his state would cut taxes on petrol and...

Srinagar, 8 Oct 2018/--/Just 8.3 per cent of the electorate voted in the first-phase of the urban local body polls in militancy-wracked Kashmir Valley, while Kargil recorded the highest turnout of 78 per cent, an official said Monday. Polling in 83 wards of the valley began at 7 am and ended at 4...

Lucknow, 7 Oct 2018/--/Home Minister Rajnath Singh Sunday said the menace of Left Wing Extremism (LWE) will be wiped out from the country in about three years. Singh said their action should be rapid and quick but never reckless. PTI

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Supreme Court today declared the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid but struck down some of its provisions including its linking with bank accounts, mobile phones and school admissions. A five-judge constitution bench headed by Chief Justice...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Congress today said the Supreme Court verdict striking down several provisions of the Aadhaar biometric system is a "slap" on the NDA government while the ruling BJP called the judgement a big victory for the "pro-poor" Modi government. Both the parties used the...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Supreme Court today said its 2006 verdict putting the benefits of quota in job promotions for SC/ST employees need not be referred to a seven-judge bench. The apex court also turned down the Centre's plea that overall population of SC/ST be considered for granting...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to live-streaming and video recording of court proceedings, saying "sunlight is the best disinfectant". An apex court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said it will soon make the...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Supreme Court on Wednesday dismissed a plea challenging the appointment of Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the next Chief Justice of India, saying the petition was "devoid of merits". A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said "We...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2018/--/UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra Wednesday broke his silence on the charges of corruption levelled against him by the BJP and said the ruling party had been indulging in a "baseless political witch-hunt" against him for the last four years.  The...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2018/--/The following is the chronology of events leading up to the Supreme Court on Wednesday declaring the Centre's flagship Aadhaar scheme as constitutionally valid although it struck down some provisions including the linking of the biometric ID with bank accounts, mobile...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2018/--/The AIIMS has inked an MoU with the National Health Agency (NHA), the apex body implementing the Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana, thus becoming the first hospital in Delhi to have become apart of the Centre's health insurance programme. A formal MoU was signed between...

Pithoragarh, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Kailash-Mansarovar Yatra through the Lipulekh pass came to a delayed conclusion this year with the last lot of pilgrims leaving for New Delhi, Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam (KMVN) said Wednesday. Forty-nine pilgrims from the 17th and 18th batches, stuck in Gunji due to...

NEW DELHI, 26 Sep 2018/--/Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the key political parties of Uttar Pradesh seem to have chosen their favourite gods. With the BJP apparently sticking to Lord Ram, the Samajwadi Party seems to have chosen Vishnu and the Congress Lord Shiva to spur their poll fortunes...

Shahjahanpur, 26 Sep 2018/--/Prove yourself to be a hygiene champion and become Shahjahanpur's DM for a day, albeit minus financial powers. The offer has been made by Shahjahanpur district magistrate Amrit Tripathi himself. Tripathi has made the offer apparently taking the cue from Anil Kapoor-...

Chandigarh, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Haryana government has approved a proposal to regularise the services of its employees who are working on adhoc, work-charged and part-time basis for the last 20 to 25 years. The decision was taken by chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar under the regularisation...

Bengaluru, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Congress Legislative Party (CLP) meeting convened here to draw strategies for the coming elections to the Lok Sabha and legislative council in Karnataka witnessed party MLAs and MLCs venting their grievances against the state government. Most of the MLAs complained...

Thiruvananthapuram, 26 Sep 2018/--/The Congress-led UDF Opposition in Kerala today attacked the CPM-headed LDF government over alleged corruption in sanction of three new breweries and a distillery and demanded a probe into it. The new breweries and distillery were sanctioned through the 'back door...

Kota, 26 Sep 2018/--/A 16-year-old girl from Bihar allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a river in the Adharshila area here this morning, police said. Shipra Ranjan, resident of Bihar's Madhubani district, had joined a coaching institute here in June to prepare for the National Eligibility...