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  • CBI arrests Odisha MLA in chit fund scam 22 minutes ago

    Bhubaneswar: The CBI on Friday arrested a ruling BJD MLA in Odisha for his alleged complicity with Artha Tatwa Group chief Pradip Sethy, who has duped thousands through a chit fund scam in the state. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the chit fund scam, interrogated Banki constituency MLA Pravat...
  • Delhi Police fully dedicated to promoting national unity: Chief 28 minutes ago

    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...
  • Another Bangalore school rape: Still no lessons learnt 34 minutes ago

    The teacher accused of sexually assaulting a six-year-old girl in a reputed Bangalore school has been arrested by the police on Friday. Police arrested the 40-year-old after interrogating him in the case. This is the fourth such incident reported from Bangalore where minor girls have been targeted and that too...
  • Petrol price cut by Rs 2.41 a litre ,diesel rate lowered by Rs 2.25 with effect from midnight 35 minutes ago

    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 a...
  • "Would like to take Shiv Sena along with us", says senior BJP leader JP Nadda 41 minutes ago

    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 Maharashtra,...
  • DTC spent Rs 47,000 in case against conductor for loss of 5 paisa 55 minutes ago

    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...
  • Jadavpur University students hold phase 1 of referendum on controversy over VC 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    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 1 hour 4 minutes ago

    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 1 hour 9 minutes ago

    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 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    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...
  • Gold price dips Rs. 600 per 10 gram 1 hour 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Jewelry buyers have a reason to buy more gold even after the festive season has just gone as the yellow metal prices dropped by Rs 600 per 10 grams on Friday to Rs 26,500. In India, however, the marriage season will begin soon. Experts attributed the dip in price to...
  • No gender bias, insensitivity in passport matters, says MEA 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    New Delhi: India's external affairs ministry on Friday sharply rebutted reports that a single parent, especially a woman, is required to state, while applying for passport for her child, how she conceived the child, saying it does "not countenance insensitivity or gender discrimination" in passport matters. External affairs ministry spokesperson Syed...
  • J&K polls: Ruling National Congress forms campaign committee 1 hour 30 minutes ago

    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,"...
  • J&K Assembly elections: Omar Abdullah skips family bastion Ganderbal, to contest from two seats 1 hour 34 minutes ago

    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 elections,...
  • Parliamentary panel on railways seek views on Railways Bill 1 hour 38 minutes ago

    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 1 hour 41 minutes ago

    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...
  • Election Commission asks MHA to explain on compensation for 1984 riots 1 hour 54 minutes ago

    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 written...
  • Birbhum clash: BJP delegation meets Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him of situation 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    Kolkata: A Bharatiya Janata Party delegation, led by the party's state president Rahul Sinha met the West Bengal governor KN Tripathi to apprise him about the political situation in Birbhum. Earlier on Thursday, a three-member BJP fact finding team was stopped in Birbhum and arrested. The BJP team was in Birbhum...
  • Twelve Naxals surrender in Kanker district 2 hours 29 minutes ago

    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 in...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi denies having any differences with Nitish Kumar 2 hours 35 minutes ago

    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 are...
  • Ramvilas Paswan, Upendra Kushwaha lead Run for Unity 2 hours 41 minutes ago

    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 walks...
  • SP announces names of 6 party candidates for Rajya Sabha elections 2 hours 48 minutes ago

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday announced the names of six party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month. The party's central parliamentary board at a meeting in the national capital cleared the names of Ram Gopal Yadav, Javed Ali, Chandra Pal Singh Yadav, Neeraj Shekhar, Ravi...
  • BJP dares Azam Khan to ban RSS in Uttar Pradesh 2 hours 56 minutes ago

    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 guts,...
  • Tenth patient tests positive for swine flu in Indore 3 hours 1 minutes ago

    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, her swab...
  • PM Modi to launch BJP's membership drive on Saturday 3 hours 6 minutes ago

    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 to...
  • Assembly elections: AJSU open to pre-poll alliance 3 hours 17 minutes ago

    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 proposal...
  • J&K: Srinagar Police busts LeT sleeper cell, 2 terrorists arrested 3 hours 18 minutes ago

    Srinagar: Srinagar police on Friday busted a LeT sleeper cell that was planning to carry out subversive activities in the city. Two terrorists have also been arrested and a large cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from them. Srinagar police received a specific input regarding the activities of the...
  • PM Modi to lay foundation stone for trade centre in Varanasi 3 hours 41 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Foundation stone for a trade facilitation centre and a crafts museum will be laid in Varanasi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency on November 7, first since assuming the top post, as part of giving a fillip to its development. The decision...
  • India-assisted northern Lanka railways trial run successful 3 hours 45 minutes ago

    Colombo: India announced the successful completion of trail run on a key railway track in Tamil-majority northern Sri Lanka, a region that suffered heavily during the three decade-long civil war. The trial took place along the renovated Madhu Road- Thiruketheeswaram line. "The trial run evoked considerable enthusiasm among the local...
  • Maharashtra gets BJP government, Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as CM 4 hours 12 minutes ago

    Mumbai: Devendra Fadnavis was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra along with nine other ministers. This is the Bharatiya Janata Party's first government without an alliance in the state. 44-year-old Fadnavis was administered the oath of office and secrecy by Governor C Vidyasagar Rao in a grand...