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Ahmedabad, 13 Oct 2017/--/BJP president Amit Shah today demanded that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and his party make their stand clear on the issue of Rohingya Muslims. Addressing a programme organised by Aaj Tak channel, he said Congress leaders P Chidambaram and Shashi Tharoor had on...

NEW DELHI, 13 Oct 2017/--/Gallantry medals given to three policemen have been withdrawn after they were found to be involved in corruption and other cases, a Union home ministry official said today. The three men are Dharmendra Choudhary, former Madhya Pradesh additional superintendent of police (...

Shimla, 13 Oct 2017/--/Ahead of next month’s assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) today attached assets worth Rs 5.6 crores against Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in connection with a money laundering case. Earlier in March, a chargesheet was filed by the CBI...

NEW DELHI, 13 Oct 2017/--/The Supreme Court today asked government to set up a panel of experts to block virtual dare games like Blue Whale Challenge which has allegedly led to several suicidal deaths. The apex court also sought the government's response on a plea seeking to firewall such life...

NEW DELHI, 13 Oct 2017/--/The Supreme Court on friday sought the responses of the Centre and the Election Commission (EC) on a plea seeking directions to take steps to discourage independent candidates from contesting Parliament and state assembly elections. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak...

NEW DELHI, 13 Oct 2017/--/Delhi Chief Secretary M M Kutty has allegedly refused to comply with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's order to examine issues related to the recent Delhi Metro fare hike and assess whether it could have been avoided.Upset over the development, Kejriwal has asked Kutty to...

NEW DELHI, 13 Oct 2017/--/The ED conducted searches against its former joint director, another officer and a few bookies today in connection with its money laundering probe for allegedly receiving bribe for favouring an accused in the IPL cricket betting scam. Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials...

Lucknow, 13 Oct 2017/--/A woman and her teenage daughter were killed and four others injured after firecrackers stocked illegally in their house in Aligarh district exploded, police said today. The explosion occurred last night at the house in Jalali locality of Harduagunj area, killing Afsari (35...

Jammu, 13 Oct 2017/--/The Pakistan Army today for the second consecutive day fired small arms and shelled forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district. "The Pakistan Army initiated unprovoked and indiscriminate firing of small arms, automatics and mortars...

NEW DELHI, 13 Oct 2017/--/The CISF will no longer carry out the "humiliating" airport security drill of asking people with disabilities (PWDs) to remove their prosthetics or making passengers get up from their wheelchair for screening, said a top official. In a major decision aimed at easing air...

Ahmedabad, 13 Oct 2017/--/BJP chief Amit Shah today said there was no question of corruption in his son Jay Amit Shah's company and it had not received government land or contract worth even a rupee. Shah was referring to a report in the news portal The Wire, which claimed that a company owned by...

NEW DELHI, 13 Oct 2017/--/West Bengal has got the dubious distinction of having the maximum number of married girl children at 40 per cent, a survey considered by the Supreme Court has said. The apex court, which has delivered a historic verdict declaring sexual intercourse with minor wife as rape...

IPA, 13 Oct 2017/--/The Nobel peace prize to International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a recognition of its untiring contribution towards negotiating the Treaty Prohibiting Nuclear Weapons adopted by the UN General Assembly in July this year. The treaty prohibits development,...

Jammu, 13 Oct 2017/--/Police today claimed to have foiled a bovine smuggling bid by rescuing a dozen animals from a truck in Samba district, an official said. The truck was intercepted at Thatial area in Gagwal belt of Samba by the police. 12 bovines, which were being transported illegally, were...

Srinagar, 13 Oct 2017/--/Masked gunmen today robbed a bank in Ratnipora area in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, decamping with several lakh rupees, less than 24 hours after a similar incident in Anantnag. The men barged into a branch of the Jammu and Kashmir Bank at Ratnipora and made away...

Srinagar, 13 Oct 2017/--/A Hizbul Mujahideen militant was today arrested by security forces from Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district, the police said. "Gulzar Dar was captured during an operation in Pulwama," a police spokesman said here. He said further details of the operation are awaited. (PTI)

NEW DELHI, 13 Oct 2017/--/Two city-based school girls have decided to make migrant labourers working in the area surrounding the school aware of their rights as an Indian citizen, by enrolling them as voters. Yet to become eligible to vote themselves, Noor Takkar and Siya Malhotra from The British...

Panchkula, 13 Oct 2017/--/Dera Sacha Sauda chairperson Vipassana Insan today appeared before a special investigating team of the Haryana Police for questioning in connection with the violence which broke out following the sect head's rape conviction, an official said. The police official said...

NEW DELHI, 13 Oct 2017/--/The Congress today set up a three-member screening committee headed by former MP Jitendra Singh to zero down on candidates for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly election. The panel will screen the Congress candidates for all 68 assembly constituencies, before their...

Mumbai, 13 Oct 2017/--/The Maharashtra government has cancelled the registration of over 4,500 doctors for failing to serve in rural areas for a year, which is mandatory, a Directorate of Medical Education and Research (DMER) official said. The decision to cancel their registration was taken by...

Chandigarh, 13 Oct 2017/--/A Chandigarh court today charged Vikas Barala, the son of the Haryana BJP chief, and his friend Ashish Kumar with stalking and attempting to kidnap a senior IAS officer's daughter, Varnika Kundu, in a case that had triggered widespread outrage and a spate of protests. The...

Bengaluru, 13 Oct 2017/--/Karnataka minister R Roshan Baig was at the centre of a controversy today for hurling an expletive at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, triggering an angry reaction from the BJP which demanded his resignation. Baig made the remark in his address to Congress workers of...

Chandigarh, 13 Oct 2017/--/Residents of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh can burn crackers only for three hours -- from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm -- on Diwali, the High Court ordered here, days after the Supreme Court banned the sale of fireworks in neigbhouring Delhi and National Capital region (NCR)....

NEW DELHI, 11 Oct 2017/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today deplored "destruction" of villages due to "venom of casteism" and said efforts should be made to help them rise above it so that they become inclusive and cohesive entities. Modi also said there is a need to create development schemes for...

Srinagar, 11 Oct 2017/--/Two Garud Commandos of the Indian Air Force (IAF) and two Lashkar-e-Taiba militants were killed in an encounter in Bandipora district of Jammu and Kashmir today. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Hajin area of Bandipora district in the early hours...