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Patiala, 4 May 2018/--/A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her landlord in Babu Singh Colony in this district, police said today. The girl complained of stomach ache to her mother who took her to a hospital where doctors found that she had been raped. "When I returned home, my daughter...

Varanasi, 4 May 2018/--/An egg vendor and his nephew were shot dead allegedly by four people for protesting against their drinking in public at Rajnahiya in Sarnath near here, the police said today. Basanta Yadav and his nephew Rajesh (32) were selling eggs on Thursday night, when the four men...

Hyderabad, 4 May 2018/--/Maoists blew up a culvert in Bhadradri Kothagudem district of Telangana today even as a bandh called by them against killings of their cadres in 'encounters' in neighbouring Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra evoked no impact, police said. The police said they suspect that...

NEW DELHI, 4 May 2018/--/Justice Ajay Kumar Mittal has been appointed as the acting Chief Justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court after incumbent Chief Justice Shivax Jal Vazifdar demitted office at midnight upon his retirement. The Union law ministry issued a notification late on Thursday...

Mumbai, 4 May 2018/--/The Maharashtra government told the Bombay High Court today that it was considering a policy under which one person, including bureaucrats and judges, will be allotted only one flat in the state under any state-sponsored scheme. "The government is open to consider a policy by...

Lucknow, 4 May 2018/--/Throwing an open challenge to his critics who claimed that he literally gate-crashed into the house of a Dalit and had dinner with them in Aligarh's Lohagarh village, Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Rana today said that "Dalit tourism" is not in the BJP's tradition. "I am...

Chandigarh, 4 May 2018/--/Hardev Singh Laddi Sherowalia, the Congress candidate for the upcoming Shahkot Assembly by-poll, is among three persons today booked for their alleged involvement in illegal sand mining in Jalandhar, police said. A case has been registered under the Mines and Mineral (...

Malappuram, 4 May 2018/--/Two RSS activists were arrested in connection with the alleged attack on a photojournalist of a Malayalam daily at the Malappuram Press Club here, police said today. The two-Dilip Kumar (31) and Shibu (30) are RSS workers and were arrested on Thursday night, police said....

Aligarh, 4 May 2018/--/Internet services were today suspended in Aligarh district in the wake of unrest in AMU after the Jinnah portrait row. "There will be no internet services from 2 pm today to 12 midnight tomorrow," district magistrate Chandra Bhushan Singh said. This has been done to prevent...

Mumbai, 4 May 2018/--/The Bombay High Court today granted bail to senior NCP leader and former Maharashtra deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal in a money laundering case. Justice P N Deshmukh, however, directed Bhujbal who was arrested in March 2016, to pay a personal bond of Rs five lakh to...

Bengaluru, 4 May 2018/--/Reaching out to farmers, the BJP manifesto for the Karnataka Assembly polls today promised allocation of Rs 1.5 lakh crore for irrigation projects and waiver of farm loan up to Rs one lakh borrowed from nationalised and cooperative banks. The manifesto, unveiled by BJP...

NEW DELHI, 4 May 2018/--/In a setback to BJP strongman and mining baron G Janardhana Reddy, the Supreme Court today refused to relax his bail condition to enter Ballari district in Karnataka to campaign for his younger brother and party candidate G Somashekhar Reddy. A bench of Justices A K Sikri...

Hyderabad, 22 Apr 2018/--/CPI(M) will not have a political alliance with Congress but an "understanding" inside and outside Parliament to stop the forces of communalism, newly-elected general secretary of the Left party, Sitaram Yechury, said today. Yechury was unanimously elected CPI(M) general...

NEW DELHI, 22 Apr 2018/--/In order to strengthen security along India's eastern frontier, the SSB has finally completed the deployment of over 54,000 personnel along the open and crime-prone borders with Nepal and Bhutan. The border guarding force has been sanctioned a total of 55 battalions for...

NEW DELHI, 22 Apr 2018/--/Days after seven opposition parties gave a notice for the impeachment of Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra, the Congress said today he "should consider recusing himself" from performing judicial and administrative work till the allegations of misconduct against him...

Chennai, 22 Apr 2018/--/The DMK today hit out at the BJP-led the Central government on the Cauvery issue saying it was not concerned about the people and the farmers of Tamil Nadu. Recalling a Supreme Court verdict of 2014 that banned the bull-taming sport 'jallikattu,' DMK Working President M K...

NEW DELHI, 22 Apr 2018/--/A dedicated wing is being set up in the NIA to go after Naxal leaders and their sympathisers, who are allegedly involved in large-scale money laundering and spending huge amounts in the higher education of their children, officials have said. The Home Ministry recently...

NEW DELHI, 22 Apr 2018/--/A group of 50 alumni from the prestigious Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) across the country have quit their jobs to form a political party to fight for the rights of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. The group, which is waiting for an...

NEW DELHI, 22 Apr 2018/--/Nearly 3,000 missing children have been traced in four days, thanks to the facial recognition system (FRS) software that the Delhi Police is using on a trial basis to track down such children. The identities of the missing children have been established and efforts are on...

NEW DELHI, 22 Apr 2018/--/Debates over the safety of women have kicked up a dust, but done little to ensure their security, students and professionals say, stressing nothing has changed in the national capital after the 2012 brutal gangrape that briefly sparked some soul-searching and led to a new...

NEW DELHI, 22 Apr 2018/--/The Delhi government has issued guidelines for safety and security of children in all the child care institutions in the national capital. The women and child development department has issued an order on the guidelines and compliance of standard operating procedures,...

NEW DELHI, 22 Apr 2018/--/As the Congress awaits the decision of Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu on an impeachment notice moved by it and other parties against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, it is considering moving the Supreme Court if the petition is rejected, party leaders said. They...

Chennai, 22 Apr 2018/--/In politically significant remarks, the ruling AIADMK today said that signs of its working together with BJP like a "double-barrelled gun" in the political arena were visible and "no one can sever ties" between the two parties.Coming out strongly against the principal...

NEW DELHI, 22 Apr 2018/--/A 25-year-old merchant navy officer was arrested for allegedly stalking and harassing a Delhi University student, the police said today.  The incident was reported from southeast Delhi's Amar Colony and the man was arrested on Friday, they said. The student claimed that...

Jammu, 22 Apr 2018/--/The Jammu and Kashmir Skill Development Mission (JKSDM) has started cluster-level skill competitions in the run-up to the World Skills Competition to be held in Russia next year.  The idea is to provide opportunities to the local youths to showcase their talent and provide...