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  • Cold wave: 3 homeless persons found dead in Delhi 4 hours 19 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As Delhi reeled under a severe cold wave, three homeless persons were found dead in the national capital on Sunday even as Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung asked authorities to ensure shelters for all those spending nights under the open sky. NGO, Holistic Development, which works for homeless people, said...
  • Cold wave unabated in Bihar, Jitan Ram Manjhi's chopper unable to land 6 hours 59 minutes ago

    Patna: Bihar reeled under an intense cold wave accompanied by very dense fog on Sunday, reducing visibility to an extreme low, even as Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi's helicopter could not land in Sitamarhi district for an official programme. Sub-divisional Officer (SDO) of Pupri in Sitamarhi Akhilesh Kumar Singh said that...
  • Avail opportunities offered by Make in India campaign: Sushma Swaraj 7 hours 5 minutes ago

    Seoul: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday made a strong pitch for the 'Make in India' campaign and asked South Korean companies "to scale up their presence" in the country. "We regard (South) Korea as one of the most valued partners. Korean companies are already household names in India. We...
  • Assam situation improving, no incident in last 48 hours 7 hours 43 minutes ago

    Guwahati: The situation in violence-hit lower Assam districts is improving with no fresh incidents being reported since Friday even as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Sunday said confidence-building measures were needed in the wake of death of 81 people following NDFB(S) militant attack. State Home Commissioner Prateek Hajela on Sunday said...
  • President's Rule in Assam unacceptable: Congress 8 hours 5 minutes ago

    Guwahati: The Assam Congress on Sunday said the Opposition and some other organisations' demand for imposing President's Rule in the state following the recent NDFB killings is unacceptable. State Congress president Anjan Dutta told mediapersons that law and order situation in Assam was controlled only after the Congress came to power...
  • IIT Delhi director quits over payment of dues to Subramanian Swamy; HRD Ministry issues denial 9 hours 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is in the midst of another controversy as IIT Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar has quit. While reports said Shevgaonkar resigned as he was facing pressure to give IIT land for a Sachin Tendulkar cricket academy and over pending dues of...
  • Assam peaceful, Tarun Gogoi reviews situation 10 hours 1 minutes ago

    Guwahati: Assam remained peaceful on Sunday with no fresh incidents reported as Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi reviewed the situation calling for intensifying confidence- building measures in the wake of death of 81 people in NDFB(S) militant attack, retaliatory violence and police firing. The Chief Minister has directed Assam Director General of...
  • IIT Delhi director quits over land to Tendulkar cricket academy, dues to Subramanian Swamy 10 hours 43 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Union Human Resources Development (HRD) Ministry is in the midst of another controversy as IIT Delhi director Raghunath K Shevgaonkar has quit. Reports said Shevgaonkar resigned as he was facing pressure to give IIT land for a Sachin Tendulkar cricket academy and over pending dues of BJP leader...
  • Gujarat: 'Missing' woman in Asaram case appears before police 11 hours 16 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: A 33-year-old married woman, who has accused self-styled godman Asaram Bapu of rape and who mysteriously disappeared from her house two weeks ago, today appeared before the Surat police. "The woman today appeared before Kamrej police station in Surat city," Superintendent of police Pradip Sejul said. The woman stayed in Ahmedabad...
  • Missing AirAsia flight: India puts 3 ships, plane on standby 12 hours 24 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India has put on standby three ships and a maritime surveillance aircraft for assistance in the search operation after an AirAsia flight with 162 people on board on Sunday went missing en route from Indonesia to Singapore after losing contact with air traffic controllers. Indian Navy sources said one...
  • Raghubar Das's journey from 'mazdoor' to Chief Minister of Jharkhand 13 hours 46 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Initiating his political career as an activist of the student movement launched by Loknayak Jaiprakash Narayan in 1976-77 and having worked as a labourer in Tata Steel, Raghubar Das has traversed a long way to take over as the first non-tribal Chief Minister of Jharkhand. Das joined the BJP as...
  • Delhi shivers at 2.6 degrees, fog hits 60 trains 15 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Delhi shivered at 2.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday, the season's coldest day, as thick fog brought visibility to less than 50 meters seriously affecting train and road traffic. The temperature was five notches below the normal average. But the Met office forecast a clear day ahead. "There was dense fog...
  • BJP's Raghubar Das sworn in as the 10th Jharkhand Chief Minister 15 hours 30 minutes ago

    Ranchi: BJP leader Raghubar Das was on Sunday sworn-in as the new Chief Minister of Jharkhand, becoming the first non-tribal leader to rule the state. Governor Syed Ahmed administered the oath of office and secrecy to Das at the Birsa Munda Football Stadium here. Nilkanth Singh Munda, Chandreswar Prasad Singh, Louis Marandi...
  • Deadly attacks by Bodo militant in Assam, long road to peace for tribals 16 hours 36 minutes ago

    Guwahati: In the aftermath of the deadly attacks by Bodo militants in Assam that claimed 78 lives, thousands of tribals fled their homes in fear and are now residing in makeshift shelters as they have been reduced to refugees in their own land. Battling in the cold with no food,...
  • Delhi: Bone-chilling cold adds to patients' woes outside AIIMS 17 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Critically ill cancer patients from across the country are among the hundreds of people who are forced to take shelter outside the premises of the AIIMS in Delhi's bone-chilling cold, as the minimum temperature in the national capital on Saturday plunged to 4.8 degrees Celsius, the second lowest...
  • Ahead of polls, parties put up 3,000 advertisement panels in Delhi Metro 17 hours 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi: As Delhi Assembly elections loom on the horizon, the Delhi Metro has turned into an electoral battlefield with BJP and AAP putting up about 3,000 advertising panels in the coaches of almost 40 trains. While the AAP advertisements focus solely on its convener Arvind Kejriwal, visuals of Prime Minister...
  • Government asks its wings to procure 'Made in India' goods 17 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Secretariat has asked all government agencies to give preference to domestically produced goods in its procurement programme in a bid to push Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Make in India" campaign. "A committee of secretaries has decided that all ministries and departments should identify department-specific domestically manufactured electronic...
  • Women form 94 per cent of pickpockets held in Delhi Metro this year 17 hours 37 minutes ago

    New Delhi: An overwhelming majority of the pickpockets 94 per cent caught in the Delhi Metro network this year are women, an official data has revealed. Figures compiled by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for 11 months, from January to November, show that a total of 293 women pickpockets...
  • DDA to hand over 25,034 flats from January 1 18 hours 9 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Lucky winners of DDA's housing scheme will begin the New Year on a joyous note as the housing authority will start handing over the flats from January 1. Top officials at the DDA said except for a few flats in Sirsapur area and Rohini, the rest are ready and...
  • BJP's Raghubar Das to be sworn in as first non-tribal Jharkhand CM today 18 hours 19 minutes ago

    Ranchi: Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Raghuvar Das will be sworn in as the first non-tribal chief minister of Jharkhand. The ceremony is expected to be attend by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, under whose leadership the party fought the Assembly elections in the state. The ceremony is likely to be around...
  • Cold wave continues unabated in North India, mercury touching new lows 18 hours 32 minutes ago

    Shimla: Dense fog over the past couple of days has disrupted traffic in most Northern states. The North India cold wave continues unabated. Shimla attracts a lot of tourists in the season as they come for skating. "It is fun coming here and skating in winters. One has to come...
  • PM Modi's wife Jashodaben denied information under RTI on security cover given to her 19 hours 24 minutes ago

    Ahmedabad: Information sought by Jashodaben, wife of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on the security cover given to her through an Right To Information has been denied by the Mehsana police on the ground that her queries were related to local intelligence bureau (LIB) which is exempted under RTI Act. "The information...
  • CAT 2014: 16 aspirants, including a girl, score 100 percentile 19 hours 52 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Common Admission Test (CAT) results for admission to 19 Indian Institute of Managements (IIMs) including six new ones and other business schools for the year 2014 was announced on Saturday. The examination this year was held on November 16 and 22. CAT 2014 convenor Dr Rohit Kapoor said...
  • No signs of PDP, BJP government in J&K; both NC, Congress stand by their offer 20 hours 29 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Four days after the Assembly elections result, there are still no signs of government formation anytime soon in Jammu and Kashmir. Governor NN Vohra has sent letters to both the Peoples Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party asking for their next step. The results on December 23 led to a...
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  • Assam violence: Over 1.15 lakh people living in 81 relief camps Yesterday

    Guwahati: Assam government on Saturday claimed that the overall situation in the restive districts has improved even as the number of people taking shelter in 81 relief camps in the wake of serial NDFB attacks has risen to nearly 1.15 lakh. "The overall situation is improving. Incidents of violence between Bodo...
  • India asks Pakistan to hand over Dawood Ibrahim Yesterday

    New Delhi: India on Saturday asked Pakistan to hand over underworld don Dawood Ibrahim saying enough evidence have been given to it on the prime accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said India's stand has been very clear for a long time that...
  • Replace history books written by Britishers: Subramanian Swamy Yesterday

    Varanasi: BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday advocated replacing history books written by Britishers in pre-Independence era, alleging they had "distorted" facts about India. Addressing students at Banaras Hindu University's Swatantrata Bhawan hall, he said the history books written by Indians should be promoted instead of the ones written by the...
  • PM Modi hails Dabbawalas, Saina Nehwal for joining Swachh Bharat Yesterday

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday hailed famous 'Dabbawalas' (lunch box-carriers) of Mumbai for joining Swachh Bharat campaign, saying their effort is exemplary. "I congratulate the Dabbawalas of Mumbai for joining Swachh Bharat Mission & extending their continued support to it," Modi tweeted. ...