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Lucknow, 30 Jan 2018/--/In a bid to inculcate discipline among legislators, Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit is contemplating institution of a 'Best Legislator Award' on the lines of the honour given to MPs. If the proposal goes ahead, Uttar Pradesh will become the first state to...

Jammu, 30 Jan 2018/--/The Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) today protested the registration of an FIR against Army men in connection with the alleged killing of two youths in Army firing in Shopian district. The protesters, who were led by JKNPP chairman Harsh Dev Singh, protested...

Jammu, 30 Jan 2018/--/There was uproar in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly today as members, including those from the BJP and the CPM, raised the issue of Pakistan shelling along the Line of Control, forcing deputy chief minister Dr Nirmal Singh to describe the situation as "very bad". Dr Singh said...

Lucknow, 30 Jan 2018/--/Chief minister Yogi Adityanath today broke his silence on Kasganj violence promising action against those involved even as politics brewed over the clashes with Union minister Giriraj Singh claiming that media would have chosen a "different" line if the killed youth was from...

Jammu, 28 Jan 2018/--/A 35-year-old woman, critically injured in Pakistani firing along the International Border (IB), succumbed to injuries today, raising to 14, the number of deaths due to cross-border shelling since January 18, police said. Bimla Devi of Kana Chak in Jammu was critically...

Panaji, 28 Jan 2018/--/Once known as a leading grower of coconut in the country, Goa is now witnessing a surge in the prices of this commodity and a growing lack of interest among farmers to cultivate it. A slew of factors, including the lack of manpower to plug the fruit and disinterest among...

Korba, 28 Jan 2018/--/Police have registered a case against a Congress MLA and his four associates for allegedly grabbing the land of a 55-year-old tribal in Chhattisgarh's Korba district, following the direction from a local court. Dukhlal Kanwar, a resident of Chuiya village, had filed a...

Mumbai, 28 Jan 2018/--/In another public outburst in a week, sulking BJP leader Eknath Khadse today said his patience has limits though he clarified that he had no inclination to quit the saffron party. The former Revenue Minister, who resigned in the year 2016 on allegations of corruption and...

Lakhimpur Kheri (UP), 28 Jan 2018/--/A three-day international bird festival will be held at the Dudhwa National Park here from February 9 with nearly 200 leading ornithologists expected to attend. "The purpose behind the international bird festival is to promote eco-tourism in Dudhwa and to give...

AMETHI (UP), 28 Jan 2018/--/Two minor boys were killed after their cycle was hit by a truck near the Shivgarh market here, police said today. The accident took place yesterday on the Sultanpur- Gauriganj Raebareli road. SHO, Munshiganj, Vinod Kumar Mishra said that Baljeet Gupta (13) and Lavlesh...

Sangareddy, 28 Jan 2018/--/Two Malaysian tourists have come all the way from their country to spend two days in a "jail" here to experience the prison environment. Ng Inn Wo, a dentist by profession, and his friend Ong Boon Tek, owner of a restaurant in Kuala Lumpur, are spending their weekend at...

KASGANJ, 28 Jan 2018/--/Tension prevailed in the western Uttar Pradesh town of Kashganj even as the administration organised a meeting of the district peace committee this morning in a bid to restore normalcy, officials said. Following the meeting, it was decided that shops and commercial...

Lucknow, 28 Jan 2018/--/BSP leader Mayawati feels that the Modi government may go for early Lok Sabha polls as things would be difficult for the saffron party next year. She made this clear in her birthday address, which was beamed live through TV channels. She was of the view that elections could...

Thane, 19 Jan 2018/--/The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) of Thane police has arrested a woman gram sevak of Tawa gram panchayat in Dahanu in Palghar district for accepting Rs 12,000 bribe, an official said today. The woman Bhavana Dhole, 41, was arrested on Thursday. In order to nab her, a trap was...

Srinagar, 19 Jan 2018/--/Kargil was the coldest recorded place in Jammu and Kashmir with the mercury there settling at minus 20 degrees Celsius as the cold wave tightened its grip in the valley and Ladakh region. An official of the Meteorological Department here said that Kargil, in the frontier...

Gonda, 19 Jan 2018/--/A local court has awarded seven- year imprisonment to the son of a BJP MLA in connection with a six-year-old criminal case. Additional sessions judge Mahesh Nautiyal also imposed a fine of Rs 16,000 on Vaibhav Singh, son of BJP MLA from Katra Bazar constituency for attacking...

Muzaffarnagar, 19 Jan 2018/--/A woman was allegedly thrown-off the terrace of a building by her husband after he gave her instant triple talaq for not meeting dowry demands in Hapur district, the police said. The incident took place on January 15 in Garhmukteshwar area here, they said. The victim...

Nashik, 19 Jan 2018/--/Unidentified miscreants set fire to eight shops located behind the famous Naaroshankar temple here in the early hours, police said. All eight shops, which sold puja material, were completely gutted, but no casualties were reported, said Dinesh Bardekar, in-charge of Panchvati...

Kapurthala, 19 Jan 2018/--/Police inspector Jaswinder Pal Singh (58) today allegedly shot himself dead with his service revolver in the bathroom of police lines here, officials said. Kapurthala SSP Sandip Sharma said the deceased committed suicide due to family issues. He said deceased left a...

Jammu, 19 Jan 2018/--/The Jammu and Kashmir Assembly was rocked with protests by the Opposition over the power crisis and the members cornered deputy chief minister Nirmal Singh before staging a walkout from the House. In reply to a question by MLA Aga Syed Ruhullah in the Assembly, deputy chief...

Panaji, 19 Jan 2018/--/Even as taxi operators across Goa went on strike, chief minister Manohar Parrikar today refused to accept their demand on the issue of speed governors in their vehicles. Parrikar told newspersons that the installation of speed governors is mandatory as per Supreme Court...

NEW DELHI, 19 Jan 2018/--/A Delhi court has awarded 10-year jail term to a man for sexually assaulting his five-year-old daughter after consuming alcohol, saying there was no reason why the child would falsely implicate her father. Additional sessions judge Gurdeep Singh held the man guilty of the...

Chandigarh, 19 Jan 2018/--/The body of a Haryanvi folk singer Mamta who went missing on Monday was found in Rohtak district with her throat slit, police said today. DSP (Rohtak) Rohtash Singh said a complaint was registered by the 40-year-old singer's family on January 16, stating that she had been...

Jaipur, 19 Jan 2018/--/The Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the by-polls will have photographs of candidates contesting elections, Rajasthan's chief election officer said today. The by-polls are due on January 29 in Ajmer and Alwar parliamentary and Mandalgarh Assembly seats. And though the...

Panaji, 19 Jan 2018/--/At least two women were today shifted to a hospital and hundreds of residents in Goa's Chicalim village evacuated from their homes after a tanker carrying ammonia overturned on the nearby highway connecting Vasco City to Panaji. The incident occurred around 2.45 a.m. when the...