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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...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Supreme Court today said the social stigma and discrimination attached to the LGBTQ community would go if criminality of consensual gay sex is done away with, while maintaining that it would scrutinise the legal validity of section 377 of the IPC in all its aspects. A...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/Prime Minister Narendra Modi today stressed the need to involve people in preserving the country's archaeological heritage, saying it was the responsibility of society to take pride in it. Modi rued the mentality of not giving importance to the archaeological legacy and...

Mumbai/Bengaluru, 12 Jul 2018/--/Nearly 330 passengers had a narrow escape after two IndiGo planes averted a mid-air collision over the Bangalore airspace on Tuesday, prompting authorities to launch a probe into the incident, industry sources said. The aircraft involved in the incident were...

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, 12 Jul 2018/--/Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has kicked up a huge row with his remarks that if voted to power again, the BJP will rewrite the Constitution and pave the way for creation of a "Hindu Pakistan". Tharoor's comments prompted cries for apology from Congress president...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Delhi High Court today sought to know the stand of former Janata Dal-United (JD-U) president Sharad Yadav on a plea by the Nitish Kumar faction seeking to file documents to buttress its claim that he has formed and joined a new political party. The application was...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia today visited the school where 16 kindergarten students were allegedly confined in the basement for non-payment of fee. Kejriwal said they interacted with the principal of Rabia Public School,...

Chandigarh, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Punjab sports ministry is set to recommend relaxations in the educational qualification for granting government jobs to sports personalities in its new policy, in the wake of questions being raised over the graduation degree of Indian women's team cricketer...

NEW DELHI, 12 Jul 2018/--/A burglar apparently indulged in an impromptu victory dance after other members of the gang successfully broke into multiple shops in north Delhi's Lahori Gate area. The unusual act was caught by a CCTV camera installed in the lane, but the burglars had their faces...

Mumbai, 12 Jul 2018/--/Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has condoled the demise of spiritual leader Dada J P Vaswani, saying he was an ambassador of peace and goodwill. Vaswani, head of the Sadhu Vaswani Mission, died in Pune today due to old age-related ailments. He was 99. Rao said he had...

Puducherry, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Puducherry government today said it would soon launch a housing scheme for the poorer sections in the Union Territory. Replying to the demand for grants for housing and other departments in the Assembly, minister of health and tourism Malladi Krishna Rao said the...

Mumbai, 12 Jul 2018/--/At least five videos that allegedly fuelled rumours of child-lifting and led to lynching incidents in Maharashtra have been found to be "manipulated", a senior police official said today. He claimed that most of these videos were "misrepresented to create panic" and were not...

Chennai, 12 Jul 2018/--/Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit today launched the distribution of vermi-compost to schools in an effort to create awareness on solid waste management among students. The bags containing vermi-compost produced in the Raj Bhavan campus were given away to headmasters...

Hyderabad, 12 Jul 2018/--/The BJP today accused the TRS-led Telangana government of being "insensitive" towards Hindu saints and indulging in "Nizam's legacy politics" in the wake of the externment of Swami Paripoornanda. The head of Sri Peetham of Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh was externed from...

Mumbai, 12 Jul 2018/--/Mumbai Congress president Sanjay Nirupam today launched a campaign to count the potholes in the city in an attempt to ridicule the civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Nirupam alleged that the Shiv Sena-led BMC has "miserably failed" to deal with the potholes...

Nagpur, 12 Jul 2018/--/The Maharashtra Assembly witnessed din over the Nanar refinery issue for the second day today as members of the ruling ally Shiv Sena, and the Opposition Congress and NCP demanded scrapping of the project. The continuous uproar over the issue led to repeated adjournments,...

Lucknow, 12 Jul 2018/--/The CBI chargesheet against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in an alleged rape case has left the ruling party in a quandary as the Opposition demanded the legislator's expulsion while the saffron party maintained that it was "too early" to take a call. Sengar, a four-time MLA...

Lucknow, 5 Jul 2018/--/Weeks after vacating official bungalows on the posh Vikramaditya Marg here, SP supremo Akhilesh Yadav and his father Mulayam Singh Yadav have sought approval from the Lucknow Development Authority for construction of a guest house and library in the same area. A map was...

Tuticorin, 5 Jul 2018/--/Over a month after the unbridled violence during an anti-Sterlite protest here that claimed 13 lives, some locals involved in the incidents have claimed they were "brainwashed" by a Left outfit to picket the district collectorate. Hundreds of protesters had gone on the...

Thiruvananthapuram, 5 Jul 2018/--/Kerala Governor P Sathasivam has asked his office to remit the requisite fine for violation of speed limit by his official vehicle two months ago, setting an example and exercising a sobering effect on the 'high- profile' violaters of the traffic rule. Former...

Dhule, 5 Jul 2018/--/The lynching of five nomads in a remote village of this district of Maharashtra last Sunday was spontaneous, according to a top police official. Dhule's superintendent of police M Ramkumar said many of those arrested have claimed that they joined in thrashing the five men...

Hyderabad, 5 Jul 2018/--/The nearly nine decade-old "Mississippi" aircraft hangarat Gowliguda here, used by the Telangana State Road Transport Corporation for city bus services, collapsed today. However, no one was injured in the incident. "The old Central Bus Station (CBS) at Gowliguda which has...

Jammu, 5 Jul 2018/--/The Army has rescued over 250 passengers trapped due to massive landslides on the Mughal Road in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, an official said here today. A massive landslide was triggered due to heavy rains near Behramgala in Poonch district on Wednesday night, a...

Chennai, 5 Jul 2018/--/The DMK today urged the Tamil Nadu government to cancel the appointment of senior IPS official T K Rajendran as Director General of Police (DGP), made last year. Raising the issue in the Assembly, Leader of Opposition MK Stalin said the state government had last year...

Bengaluru, 5 Jul 2018/--/In a big relief to the farm sector, Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy today announced a mega Rs 34,000 crore farm loan waiver scheme in the maiden budget of the Congress-JDS coalition government. Unveiling the budget proposals in the Assembly, Kumaraswamy, who also...