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Panaji, 20 Nov 2017/--/Superstar Shah Rukh Khan today invoked the Sanskrit words 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' (the world is a family) as he opened IFFI. The row over the release of "Padmavati" had members from the film industry urging stars to boycott the International Film Festival of India (IFFI),...

Kolkata, 20 Nov 2017/--/Describing Indira Gandhi as a great statesman and the best prime minister India ever had, former President Pranab Mukherjee today said she never shied away from reality. He was delivering the Indira Gandhi Memorial speech on her 100th birth anniversary day here organised by...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/The alleged absence of 100 per cent CCTV coverage at different police stations of the city, today prompted the Delhi High Court to ask the AAP government why close circuit televisions have not been installed so far. A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C...

Hyderabad, 20 Nov 2017/--/The Congress is "helping" the BJP against the Left in Kerala and Tripura, CPI(M) leader Brinda Karat said, in response to former prime minister Manmohan Singh's appeal for a joint fight against the saffron party at the national level. Singh, at a rally in Kochi last week,...

Chandigarh, 20 Nov 2017/--/Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's attempt to attack the Centre over demonetisation using the surname of new Miss World Manushi Chhillar has invited strong criticism from two senior ministers in the Haryana government. Haryana Women and Child Development Minister Kavita...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) said today that Aadhaar data is completely safe and secure. Aadhaar number, it said, is not a secret number and it is to be shared with authorised agencies if one wishes to avail a certain service or benefit of...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/The Supreme Court today directed all state governments to make school children aware of the dangers posed by virtual dare games like Blue Whale Challenge. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said school-going...

Srinagar, 20 Nov 2017/--/A fire broke out in Reshi Bazaar locality in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag town in the wee hours today, damaging several residential houses and shops, police said. The blaze erupted at around 3:30 am and quickly spread to adjacent shops and residential houses, they said....

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/A Paraguayan national was apprehended at the Cochin airport for allegedly trying to smuggle cocaine worth Rs 4 crore, the CISF said today. Alexis R Fernadez (30) was subjected to pat-down search after the security personnel detected some padding under his clothes during...

Mangaluru, 20 Nov 2017/--/Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje today offered prayers at the famous Sri Mookambika temple at Kollur in Udupi district. Temple managing trustee Harish Shetty welcomed her on arrival. She had come from Bengaluru by helicopter to Areshirur helipad near Kollur. Tight...

Muzaffarnagar, 20 Nov 2017/--/A woman was allegedly shot dead over family disputes, following which two persons, including her daughter-in-law, have been arrested, police said today. Radha Rani was killed on November 11, they said. Investigation revealed that the victim's daughter-in-law, Bhawana,...

Puducherry, 20 Nov 2017/--/Opposition AIADMK here today sought to know what locus standi chief minister V Narayanasamy has to comment on his Tamil Nadu counterpart, when he himself is at loggerheads with the Puducherry Lt Governor on several issues. Addressing newspersons here, party's legislature...

Thane, 20 Nov 2017/--/A district court has acquitted four members of a family who were tried for allegedly torching to death a woman following a quarrel last year in Bhiwandi township here. District judge A S Bhaisare acquitted the four while observing that the prosecution failed to prove the...

Chennai, 20 Nov 2017/--/The unified AIADMK today lashed out at deposed party leader V K Sasikala's brother V Divakaran for his comments on late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, saying he was not qualified to "criticise" her. Senior party leader and fisheries minister D Jayakumar took strong exception...

Jammu, 20 Nov 2017/--/BJP MLC G L Raina today called on Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra and demanded the constitution of a "welfare board" for displaced Kashmiri Pandits (KP) in the state. The MLC, in a memorandum to Vohra, also batted for the removal of alleged encroachments on properties of...

Lucknow, 20 Nov 2017/--/Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mulayam Singh Yadav today said that one has to accept that lord Ram is not as respected as lord Krishna in parts beyond north India. He said that while Ram is looked upon in north India, Krishna is loved more outside the country. The...

Lucknow, 20 Nov 2017/--/The Uttar Pradesh capital might witness artificial rains through cloud-seeding by IIT Kanpur to combat air pollution which has reached crisis level. A few days ago, the Uttar Pradesh government had asked Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur to explore the option of...

NEW DELHI, 20 Nov 2017/--/The air quality of Delhi, which breathed relatively clean air over the last two days, once again turned 'very poor' today as the impact of sporadic drizzle in flushing out pollutants ebbed and more vehicles hit the streets on the first working day of the week. However,...

Ahmedabad, 20 Nov 2017/--/The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) today said it will contest all 182 seats in the Gujarat Assembly elections, after talks for alliance between the Sharad Pawar-led party and the Congress failed. In 2007 and 2012, the NCP and the Congress had fought the state elections...

Ahmedabad, 20 Nov 2017/--/The ruling BJP today released its third list of 28 candidates for the Gujarat Assembly polls, fielding former minister Saurabh Patel from Botad and former state party chief R C Faldu from Jamnagar-South seat. In the third list, the party has dropped as many as 16 sitting...

NEW DELHI, 19 Nov 2017/--/Rich tributes were paid to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her birth centenary today with former President Pranab Mukherjee leading the remembrances. Senior Congress leaders, including former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, party chief Sonia Gandhi and vice...

NEW DELHI, 19 Nov 2017/--/On the birth centenary of Indira Gandhi, Congress President Sonia Gandhi today described her as a prime minister for whom there was only one religion -- that all Indians were equal children of the motherland. The Congress president said Indira Gandhi was "one of the...

NEW DELHI, 19 Nov 2017/--/The President and the Vice- President continue to get less salaries as compared to the top bureaucrats and service chiefs since the laws are yet to be amended to rectify an anomaly with the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations nearly two years ago....

AMBALA (HARYANA), 19 Nov 2017/--/Haryana Minister Anil Vij today stirred a controversy saying that the popular Hindi song 'Sabarmati ke Sant' portrayed an inaccurate picture of India's freedom struggle and claimed that its lyrics were an "insult" to many martyrs whose contribution it ignored....

NEW DELHI, 19 Nov 2017/--/Trinamool Congress Member of Parliament Derek O'Brien believes he has found a way to take the BJP on. The next national election, he says, should not be treated as a battle between Narendra Modi and a single candidate, but as 29 contests in the states. The opposition...