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  • India pledges Rs 50 lakh as immediate assistance for Lanka landslide 01-11-2014 12:17 AM

    New Delhi: India has pledged Rs five million as immediate relief for victims of landslide in Sri Lanka and is also considering medium and long-term assistance. "India has pledged as immediate relief assistance of Rs 50 lakh for the victims of landslide in Sri Lanka," the Spokesperson in the Ministry...
  • Maharashtra government: Know the ministers 31-10-2014 10:07 PM

    Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra along with nine other ministers. 44-year-old Fadnavis is only the second Brahmin Chief Minister after Shiv Sena's Manohar Joshi in the state dominated by Maratha politicians. Fadnavis has become the 27th CM of Maharashtra and the...
  • Delhi Police fully dedicated to promoting national unity: Chief 31-10-2014 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi said that the force was "fully dedicated" to strengthening national unity and would work hard towards that goal by serving the people. On the occasion of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's 139th birth anniversary, which is being celebrated as 'National Unity Day', Bassi promised that...
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41 a litre ,diesel rate lowered by Rs 2.25 with effect from midnight 31-10-2014 09:16 PM

    New Delhi: Petrol price was on Friday cut by Rs 2.41 a litre, the sixth reduction since August, and diesel by Rs 2.25 per litre on back of falling international oil rates. The reduction in rates of petrol and diesel, which was deregulated for the first time in more than...
  • "Would like to take Shiv Sena along with us", says senior BJP leader JP Nadda 31-10-2014 09:10 PM

    Kolkata: As Devendra Fadnavis on Friday took oath as the first BJP chief minister of Maharashtra, senior party leader JP Nadda said they would like to take their former ally Shiv Sena along. "Discussions are on. We would like to take Shiv Sena along," Nadda, BJP general secretary in-charge of...
  • Bangalore: 17-year-old girl allegedly raped 31-10-2014 09:06 PM

    Bangalore: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her friend when she was alone at home, police said. "Both the girl and accused (36 years) had known each other for some time and had become friends. Yesterday, the accused had gone to the girl's house when she was alone at...
  • DTC spent Rs 47,000 in case against conductor for loss of 5 paisa 31-10-2014 08:56 PM

    New Delhi: DTC has spent Rs 47,795 in pursuing litigation against a former conductor for allegedly charging 5 paise less for a ticket 41 years ago, the state-run public transporter told the Delhi High Court. The submission was made before Justice Hima Kohli in response to the court's query regarding...
  • ISL: Antonio Lopez Habas did not attack Pires, says AIFF General Secretary 31-10-2014 08:52 PM

    Kolkata: All India Football Federation General Secretary Kushal Das on Friday said that there was no evidence of Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas attacking FC Goa star player Robert Pires during an Indian Super League match in Margao. FC Goa coach Zico had alleged that former France...
  • Jadavpur University students hold phase 1 of referendum on controversy over VC 31-10-2014 08:51 PM

    Kolkata: The first phase of a students' referendum on whether Jadavpur University Vice-Chancellor Abhijit Chakrabarti should resign for calling in the police to break up a gherao on the night of September 17 was held. Around 87 per cent students of the 2,900-strong Arts faculty voted during the two-day referendum....
  • J&K polls: BJP candidate files nomination from Leh seat 31-10-2014 08:47 PM

    Srinagar: BJP candidate from Leh Assembly constituency, Chhering Dorjay, filed nomination papers from the seat in Ladakh region, which goes to polls in the first phase of Jammu and Kashmir elections on November 25. "Chhering Dorjay, candidate of Bharatiya Janta Party filed his nomination paper from 48-Leh Assembly Constituency today...
  • Jammu and Kashmir polls: Muslim cleric joins BJP 31-10-2014 08:42 PM

    Jammu: A Muslim cleric joined the state unit of BJP among others ahead of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir. Muslim cleric from Nowshera-Lam area, Imaam Ikhlaq Ahmed Nakshabani joined BJP at a function here which was attended by senior party leader and MLA Ashok Khajuria. "It is after...
  • Coal scam case: Court to consider CBI's final reports on November 12 31-10-2014 08:34 PM

    New Delhi: A Delhi court fixed November 12 for considering CBI's two final reports filed in a coal blocks allocation scam case involving Navbharat Power Pvt Ltd (NPPL) and its officials. Special CBI judge Bharat Parashar sought certain clarifications from the agency on its final reports in which it had...
  • Under current ICC rules, Muraliatharan would never played: Muhammad Yousuf 31-10-2014 08:31 PM

    Karachi: Former Pakistan captain Muhammad Yousuf on Friday said that Sri Lankan legend and world's highest wicket-taker in Test cricket Muttiah Muraliatharan would have never been allowed to play top-flight cricket had current ICC rules on chucking would have been in place during their time. "Murali straightened his elbow well...
  • J&K polls: Ruling National Congress forms campaign committee 31-10-2014 08:21 PM

    Srinagar: Ruling National Conference constituted the party's Election Campaign Committee to manage and oversee the party's campaign for the Assembly polls in Jammu and Kashmir. "NC working president Omar Abdullah will head the committee which will include the party general secretary Ali Mohammad Sagar and additional general secretary Mustafa Kamal,"...
  • Rahul Gandhi starts deliberations after string of poll reverses 31-10-2014 08:17 PM

    New Delhi: Rahul Gandhi has embarked on brainstorming sessions with senior Congress leaders to decide the future course for the party in the wake of a string of electoral debacles since the Lok Sabha polls in May. As part of the exercise, the Congress Vice President held lengthy consultations with...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Omar Abdullah skips family bastion Ganderbal, to contest from two seats 31-10-2014 08:17 PM

    Srinagar: Ending speculation over his choice of Assembly seat, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah will contest from two constituencies in the upcoming elections instead of family bastion Ganderbal from where he was elected in 2008. In its fourth list of 22 candidates released today for the J&K Assembly...
  • Parliamentary panel on railways seek views on Railways Bill 31-10-2014 08:13 PM

    New Delhi: Parliamentary Standing Committee on Railways has invited suggestions and views from the public, NGOs, experts and stakeholders on The Railways (Amendment) Bill, 2014. The Bill to amend the Railways Act, 1989 seeks to prevent the filing of larger number of duplicate cases of compensation claims in different benches...
  • NHRC directs Delhi government to pay Rs 25,000 each to African women victims of racial prejudice by Somnath Bharti 31-10-2014 08:10 PM

    New Delhi: National Human Rights Commission on Friday directed Delhi Government to pay Rs 25,000 each to 12 African women who were "victims of racial prejudice and unlawful acts" by the then Law Minister Somnath Bharti during his controversial midnight raid in South Delhi's Khirki Extension area in January this...
  • ISL ban on Lopez Habas reduced to 2 games; no change on Pires, Fikru 31-10-2014 08:02 PM

    New Delhi: All India Football Federation on Friday reduced the four-match suspension handed on Atletico de Kolkata head coach Antonio Lopez Habas to two games after an appeal hearing pertaining to the breach of disciplinary code during the ongoing Indian Super League. The two-match bans on players Robert Pires (FC...
  • Dew will be a factor in first India-Sri Lanka ODI 31-10-2014 07:58 PM

    Cuttack: The first ODI between India and Sri Lanka at the Barabati Stadium will be a run-feast predicted curator Pankaj Patnaik but at the same time did not forget to remind that toss might turn out to be crucial due to dew factor, later in the evening. The 22-yard strip...
  • Election Commission asks MHA to explain on compensation for 1984 riots 31-10-2014 07:57 PM

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday asked the Home Ministry to explain its decision to give a fresh compensation of Rs five lakh to the 1984 anti-Sikh riot victims considering that the Model Code of Conduct is in force in Delhi because of the upcoming by-polls. The EC has...
  • MS Dhoni is an amazing captain and a strong leader: Adam Gilchrist 31-10-2014 07:26 PM

    Bangalore: Former Australia wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist on Friday said he did not agree with his countryman Ian Chappell's demand for Mahendra Singh Dhoni relinquishing Test captaincy and hand over the reins to Virat Kohli. "I have said it number of times before that I am very impressed with Dhoni right...
  • Twelve Naxals surrender in Kanker district 31-10-2014 07:22 PM

    Kanker: In yet another setback to the Maoist movement in Chhattisgarh's Bastar region, 12 Naxals surrendered on Friday in Kanker district taking the total number of those laying down their arms to 315 this year in the state. As many as 12 ultras, carrying reward on their heads turned themselves...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi denies having any differences with Nitish Kumar 31-10-2014 07:16 PM

    Gaya: Amid reports of growing distance between Jitan Ram Manjhi and Nitish Kumar, the Bihar Chief Minister on Friday dismissed claims that he had any "difference" with his predecessor and blamed media for "triggering a controversy through wrong portrayal". "Mere aur Nitish Kumar me Choli Daman ka saath hain (we...
  • Ramvilas Paswan, Upendra Kushwaha lead Run for Unity 31-10-2014 07:10 PM

    Bihar: Union ministers Ramvilas Paswan and Upendra Kushwaha on Friday promoted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiative on Sardar Patel and led the run for unity in honour of the "iron man" in the state. Paswan's son and LJP MP Chirag Paswan and district level BJP leaders joined people from different...
  • BJP dares Azam Khan to ban RSS in Uttar Pradesh 31-10-2014 06:55 PM

    Lucknow: Days after Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan wrote a letter to Union Home Ministry against the RSS, BJP on Friday dared him to ban the outfit in the state. "It seems that Khan is losing his mental balance. He has his government in the state. If he has the...
  • Tenth patient tests positive for swine flu in Indore 31-10-2014 06:50 PM

    Indore: With a 40-year-old woman testing positive for swine flu, the number of those infected with the H1N1 virus in the district has gone up to 10, a health official said. The woman, a resident of Ramkrishna Bagh colony, was admitted to a private hospital in Indore October 27. Later,...
  • PM Modi to launch BJP's membership drive on Saturday 31-10-2014 06:46 PM

    Bhopal: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch BJP's membership drive on Saturday with a target to increase its strength, party president Amit Shah said. "As per the BJP's constitution, the party renews the membership every two years. On Saturday, Narendra Bhai will launch party's new membership drive with an aim...
  • Wriddhiman Saha almost certain for first ODI against Sri Lanka 31-10-2014 06:35 PM

    Cuttack: Uncertainty over the availability of Wriddhiman Saha, who had a split webbing in his right hand, for the first ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka seems to be over as the wicket-keeper batsman looked fit ahead of the opener on Sunday. The Bengal wicket-keeper, who impressed during...
  • Assembly elections: AJSU open to pre-poll alliance 31-10-2014 06:34 PM

    Ranchi: The AJSU party on Thursday said it would ponder over if any party proposes a pre-poll alliance with it for the ensuing assembly elections in Jharkhand. The AJSU's Parliamentary Board meeting, chaired by party chief and former deputy Chief Minister Sudesh Mahto, decided that if any party extends alliance...