Two Killed, 10 Injured in Communal Violence in Gujarat
Police from Patan and Mehsana rushed to the spot but with the situation threatening to spiral out of control, in-charge Director General of Police P.P. Pandey despatched Inspector General of Police, Gandhinagar to the riot-torn village to oversee matters. It also took more than 10 fire engines from Mehsana, Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar to douse the fire in the houses and vehicles set ablaze.
Militants Open Fire on CRPF Camp in Kulgam
However, police officials refused to comment on the incident.
Border With Bangladesh and Pakistan Will be Sealed: Rajnath Singh
The parade also saw the first woman assistant commandant of India's border guarding force, Tanushree Pareek, passing out with Home Minister Singh registering his praise for the BSF's first woman field officer.
Despite Crackdown on Slaughterhouses, Lucknow Muslims Optimistic About CM Yogi
Amidst much drama, the newly-appointed UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has set the tone - his government means business.
Yogi's Appointment as UP CM Beginning of 'Hindu State': Fali Nariman
Eminent jurist Fali Nariman on Saturday raised questions over the appointment of Aditya Nath Yogi as the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, asking Prime Minister Narendra Modi "if it is the beginning of a Hindu state".
At least 20 Injured in Jabalpur Ordnance Factory Fire
At least 20 people were injured when a fire broke out at Ordnance Factory, Khamaria (OFK) in Jabalpur district of Madhya Pradesh this evening, setting off a series of explosion.
Maharashtra Govt Wants to Increase Height of Shivaji Memorial To Match China's Statue
"We want a tallest structure for Chhatrapati Shivaji maharaj. Once we finalise the bidder, we will send revised proposal to the Centre to get clearances from the environment ministry to increase the height to 210 metres (from the planned 192 metres)," Mete told PTI.
Farmers Thrashed by Police in Maharashtra for Lifting Canal Water
The staff called police yesterday after noticing that some farmers were lifting water from the canal. There was a heated argument between police and farmers after which police used lathi charge to disperse them.
Ram Jethmalani Hospitalised in Kochi Due to Heart-related Ailments
Eminent lawyer and Rajya Sabha MP Ram Jethmalani was on Saturday admitted to a private hospital in Kochi due to heart-related ailments.
BSF Gets First Woman Combat Officer After 51 Years
The trainee officers, who passed out today, have undergone 52-week training in battle craft, intelligence gathering and other border guarding tasks before being commissioned into the force in the entry rank of Assistant Commandant.
Facebook Removes Srijato's Controversial Poem For Hurting Hindu 'Sentiments'
Bandyopadhyay's poem 'Curse' had triggered controversy with a Siliguri college student lodging a complaint with the police there against Srijato for allegedly hurting Hindu sentiments.
13-year-old Bikaner Schoolgirl Raped by 8 Teachers Over One-and-a-half Years
In a horrific incident in Rajasthan's Bikaner district, a 13-year-old schoolgirl was allegedly gang raped repeatedly by eight of her teachers for over one-and-a-half years. The case came to light now after the girl fell terminally ill.
Short of Track, Indian Railways Eyes Private Suppliers in Blow to State Steel Firm
Indian Railways is considering ending state-owned Steel Authority of India Ltd's (SAIL) virtual monopoly on supplying steel for standard rail tracks, opening up annual purchases worth up to $700 million to the private sector.
Statue of Dr BR Ambedkar Vandalised in Noida Village
An FIR has been lodged at Sector 49 police station against unknown persons under sections 153 A and 427 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), he said.
Odisha Shocker: Newborn Girl Found Buried Alive, Rescued by Villager
In a suspected incident of age-old gender bias and discrimination against the girl child, a newborn girl, whose umbilical cord was still intact, was found buried alive in a field in Jajpur district of Odisha.
Opposing CM Yogi's Crackdown, Lucknow Meat Sellers go on Strike
Protesting against the crackdown on illegal and mechanised slaughter houses in Uttar Pradesh, meat sellers have gone on an indefinite strike.
Amid Controversy, Rajinikanth Calls Off Sri Lanka Trip
Gnanam Foundation was started by Lyca Productions which is also bankrolling Rajinikanth’s upcoming film 2.0 which is scheduled for a Diwali release.
Anti-Romeo Squads Become Active in Jharkhand
Young women have expressed happiness at the move.
Railways Aim to Save Rs 41,000 Crore on Energy Consumption Expenses
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday his ministry has drawn up a mission to save Rs 41,000 crore on electricity energy bills over the next ten years by betting big on solar energy, even as it expects to mop-up Rs 17,000 crore through non-fare revenue modes.
Now, Delhi Police to Start Anti-Romeo Squads - With a Different Name
The chief of Delhi Police is mulling a proposal to start an anti-harassment operation similar to the anti-Romeo squad in neighbouring Uttar Pradesh - but the name will be different.
Motive Still Unknown Behind Killing of Indian Woman, Son in US
The two were found murdered when Sasikala's husband Narra Hanumanth Rao returned from work Thursday evening.
Yogi Adityanath's 'Favourite' Cows to Follow Him to His New Residence
The hurly-burly of being the chief minister of the country's most populous state would not keep Yogi Adityanath away from his "favourite" cows as many of them will soon be shifted to his sprawling 5-Kalidas Marg residence.
CBEC to be Renamed CBIC Under GST Regime
The apex policy making a body for indirect taxes, CBEC is being rechristened as the Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) in the run up to the Goods and Services Tax regime to be rolled out from July 1.
Former Congress MP V Hanumantha Rao Booked For Abusing Police Official
Sudhakar is seen pleading with the former Rajya Sabha member that he had only told him about the restrictions but had not stopped him.
Father Accuses 8 Teachers of Reaptedly Raping His Minor Daughter
In a shocking case in Rajasthan's Bikaner a minor was allegedly gangraped repeatedly by eight teachers of a private school in Nokha over the past one and a half years.
Oommen Chandy, Ramesh Chennithala Cleared of Nepotism Charges
Former Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, his cabinet colleague Ramesh Chennithala and 11 other Congress-led UDF leaders were on Saturday cleared by the Kerala Vigilance and Anti Corruption Bureau (VACB) of nepotism charges.
Slaughterhouse Ban: Several 'Illegal' Meat Shops Shut in Uttar Pradesh
Several meat shops which were allegedly running without licenses were closed down in several parts of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.
Mohd Kaif Backs UP CM, Says 'Tunday Milein Ya Na Milein, Gundein Na Milein'
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's slaughterhouse ban might have hit Lucknow's iconic 'Tunday Kababi', but former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif has come out in support of the move and feels that it is now turn of the all gangsters and miscreants to be thrown out of the state.
Govt Reacts Sharply to New York Times Editorial on Adityanath Becoming UP CM
The government on Friday reacted sharply to The New York Times' editorial criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's choice of Adityanath Yogi as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, and said the paper's wisdom to write such a piece was "questionable".
Can EVMs Be Rigged? Karnataka Minister Dares Centre to a Hackathon
Karnataka IT Minister Priyank Kharge has thrown a challenge at the Central Government, offering to host an EVM-hackathon in Bengaluru to dispel doubts on whether the machines are fool-proof.
Doctors in Maharashtra Call Off Strike After CM's Intervention
Resident doctors in Maharashtra on Saturday resumed their duties after receiving assurances from Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and intervention from the Bombay High Court.
Ajit Doval's US Visit Reinforces Counter-Terrorism Cooperation
The Trump Administration is seeking to deepen its counter-terrorism cooperation with India and expand it further, sources said after National Security Advisor Ajit K Doval's high profile meetings with top US officials.
Exam Fear Drives 9-year-Old Girl to Attempt Suicide
The girl was rushed a hospital where she is recuperating.
Sonia Gandhi Returns From US After Health Check-up
Sonia Gandhi had left earlier this month for the check-up.
Centre to Finalise Strategy to End TB in India by 2025
The Centre will finalise an "aggressive" national strategy in a month to end tuberculosis in the country by 2025, Union Health Minister J P Nadda said on Friday, on the occasion of World TB Day.
Will 'Raise Hand' Where Needed: Sanjay Raut on Air India Staffer Assault Case
The Shiv Sena does not support Ravindra Gaikwad's behaviour but party leaders would "raise their hand" wherever needed, its Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Raut said this evening.
India on Par With US, China Because of Modi: S M Krishna
Krishna also praised Modi's demonetisation decision, saying that though it has not eradicated black money menace entirely, but has curtailed it.
Ensure 'No Unwanted Harassment' by Anti-romeo Squad: UP CM to Officials
The chief minister, who met an acid attack victim in hospital here this morning, asked for effective steps in cases of acid attacks.
Pak Sponsored Terrorism a Threat to India, Entire Humanity: Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday termed terrorism sponsored by neighbouring Pakistan not only a threat to India but to entire humanity, an official statement said.
FIR Against Shirish Kunder for Slamming Yogi Adityanath on Twitter
An FIR was lodged against Bollywood producer Shirish Kunder on Friday for his "objectionable" and "abusive" post on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi, police said.
ICHR to Use Underwater Archeology to Validate Ram Setu of Yore
At the Indian Council of Historical Research (ICHR), they are going cutting-edge to validate a mythical bridge whose claim dates back to several millennia.
Man booked For Uploading 'Objectionable' Pictures of Yogi Adityanath on Facebook
"It appears that a photograph of Yogi Adityanath has been tampered with by using a photo editing software. We are probing how the (morphed) photograph reached the truck driver," said Gautampura police station's in-charge, Murad Khan.
India's Draft Strategy to Eliminate TB Seems More Smoke Than Fire
The centre’s grand plans for a new tuberculosis strategy are far from concrete it seems.
Pakistan Users Hackers National Child Adoption Body Website
"Although there wasn't any disruption in the services being provided, the website was immediately blocked by the National Informatics Centre after an attempted hack was noticed," according to a statement issued by WCD.
UP Women Constables Take Selfies With Gangrape Survivor
A 45-year-old woman was allegedly forced to drink acid on a train, but her misery did not end there as three women constables of the Uttar Pradesh police then took selfies with the victim, which went viral.
Collector Blames Exclusion of Beef For Rise in TB Cases, Faces Protest
"TB cases are on rise in the district. Doctors are saying it is due to weakening of immune system and to overcome it one has to take protein-rich food. Now a days people don't eat pork, Goddu Kura (beef) and other meats after taking `Deeksha'," he said.
CAG Flags Vyapam Appointments in MP, States 'Shadowy Control'
"Dr Yogesh Uprit and Dr Pankaj Trivedi (both accused in the scam, now removed from their posts) were appointed director and controller, respectively, on orders of the then minister (Laxmikant Sharma, also an accused) in contravention of rules," CAG said.
Navy Successfully Test Fires Surface-to-air Barak Missile From INS Vikramaditya
In a boost to India's martime prowess, the Navy has successfully conducted the maiden trial firing of newly installed surface-to-air Barak missile system from its aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya.
Trump Administration 'Intent' on Strengthening Indo-US Ties: Def Secretary Mattis
The "intent" of the Trump administration is to continue strengthening Indo-US ties and make sure that it gets stronger every year, Defence Secretary James Mattis said on Friday as he met visiting National Security Advisor Ajit Doval at the Pentagon.
Why No Witness Protection Scheme as Yet: Supreme Court Asks States
Advocate Utsav Singh Bains appearing for four witnesses in the case sought a SIT probe into the instances of attacks and disappearances of the witnesses in cases against Asaram and pleaded for expeditious framing of the national witness protection guidelines.
JNU Students Protest Seat Cut in Courses Outside UGC Office
"We blocked the road as we were not allowed to meet the UGC Chairman. Police manhandled us but no one was detained," said JNU Students Union President Mohit Pandey.
12-year-old Kerala Boy Becomes Father, Police Register Complaint
In an unusual occurrence in Kerala, a 12-year-old boy has become the father of a baby, after getting into a relationship with his 17-year-old cousin.
Kid Suffering From Progeria Made Child Rights Commission Chairman For a Day
Twelve-year-old Shreyansh Barmate is suffering from a rare disease progeria and resembles an old man at a tender age. However, on Friday, in perhaps the biggest surprise of his life, he was appointed as the chairman of Madhya Pradesh State Commission for Protection of Child Rights for a day.
India Questions New York Times' Wisdom to Criticise Adityanath Becoming UP CM
India on Friday reacted sharply to The New York Times' editorial criticising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's choice of Aditya Nath Yogi as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, and said the paper's wisdom to write such a piece was "questionable".
Tamil Fringe Groups Oppose Rajinikanth's Proposed Visit to Sri Lanka
Tamil groups, mostly fringe ones, are against Rajini accepting the hospitality of the Lankan government. “Tamil people from Sri Lanka asked me to convey this message to Rajini because they don’t like his visit at this juncture.
Competition Commission Slaps Rs 591 Crore Penalty on Coal India
Competition Commission on Friday imposed a fine of Rs 591 crore on state-owned Coal India for having discriminatory conditions in fuel supply pacts.
Stop Harassing Couples Sitting or Going Anywhere With Volition: UP CM to Police
An anti-Romeo squad consists of two policemen -- usually, a man and a woman.
Maharashtra Doctors Call off Strike, Resident Doctors Not on Board
After almost five days of medical services paralysis in Maharashtra, the Indian Medical Association (IMA) has called off doctors' strike in Maharashtra after they met Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
UK Secy of State Certifies India's Request for Vijay Mallya's Extradition
The UK has conveyed to India that its request for extradition of industrialist Vijay Mallya, who has been declared a proclaimed offender, has been certified by the secretary of state.
Law Panel Seeks Expansion of Penal Law to Include Hate Speech
"These ideas need not always incite violence but they might perpetuate the discriminatory attitudes prevalent in the society. Thus, incitement to discrimination is also a significant factor that contributes to the identification of hate speech," it said.
Five-year-old Kid Branded With Hot Iron to Treat Cough, Cold
A five-month-old kid was branded with a hot iron in order to cure him of a normal cough and cold in Ratlam district of Madhya Pradesh.
NEET to be Conducted in 103 Cities This Time: HRD Minister Javadekar
"Earlier it was conducted in 80 cities. Now we have increased to 103 cities with thousands of centres and the new choice to the students for selection of nearby cities have been given. The exams are being conducted under the Health Ministry guidelines," the HRD minister said.
Fear-stricken Resident Doctors at AIIMS Wear Helmets to Work
Standing in solidarity with the doctors of Maharashtra, resident doctors at All Indian Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi are protesting in a unique fashion - wearing helmets to work.
Crackdown on Illegal Slaughtering is 'Priority', UP Chief Secy Tells Officials
"Information related to illegal slaughtering in past five years should be analysed and routes of transportation should be shortlisted and surprise checking should be initiated on that."Cattle smugglers should be listed in village crime notebook and those involved in such acts in the past should be taken care of", the top officials missive said.
PM Modi Sends 'Chaadar' to Ajmer Dargah, Hails Gharib Nawaz
Modi handed over the "chaadar" to Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi and Minister of State in the PMO Jitendra Singh here for offering it at the shrine during the 'Urs' (festival) which starts on March 30.
Sonia Gandhi Returns Home After Medical Check-up Abroad
She had left the country earlier this month to an undisclosed destination for a "routine medical check-up". Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi left on March 16 to join her soon after attending the swearing-in ceremony of Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh.
Here is a Look at Shiv Sena's Hall of Infamy
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad was on Friday barred from flying by Air India and four private Indian carriers after his brazen assault on an Air India officer.
Mulayam Singh Yadav's Daughter-in-law Aparna, BSP leader meet UP CM
Aparna Yadav, who unsuccessfully contested the Assembly election from the Lucknow Cantt seat, is Mulayam's younger daughter-in-law.
BJP Demands Anti-Romeo Squads in Bihar
The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday demanded the setting up of anti-Romeo squads in Bihar for women's safety in line with neighbouring Uttar Pradesh.
Defiant Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad says he won't apologise over plane incident
On Thursday, Gaikwad had repeatedly hit a 60-year-old Air India officer with sandal over being unable to travel business class despite having insisted on boarding an all-economy flight.
What is an Airline no-Fly List
The concept of a no-fly list has emanated from the US.
Can't Take Suo Moto Action Against MP For Assault, Says Speaker Sumitra Mahajan
Gaikwad has admitted to assaulting an Air India staffer "25 times" with his slippers on Thursday.
Ravindra Gaikwad's Air India 'Slapgate' Incident Makes it to the Pages of Guardian, BBC
Ravindra Gaikwad, the Shiv Sena MP who assaulted an Air India steward, has made it to the pages of the international media.
Will Not Allow Karnataka to Become 'Udta Punjab': Karnataka Home Minister
The minister also said there are 1,023 foreign nationals overstaying in the state.
Meat Shortage Hits UP Zoos, Pregnant Lioness Refuses to Eat Chicken
The worst case scenario is of a Lioness who is pregnant and has refused to eat white meat.
Indian Woman, 7-Year-Old Son Found Dead in New Jersey
The victims were N. Sasikala (40) and her son Anish Sai, their family, in Prakasam district, said on Friday.
Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad Grounded, Airlines Seek Strict Action
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has been banned from flying by four private Indian carriers after his brazen assault on an Air India staffer.
Air India Staffer Assault: Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad Takes Train to Mumbai
A day after he assaulted an Air India officer, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad has been barred from flying by Air India and four private airlines.
Will Support Any Move to Bar Unruly Fliers: IndiGo
The national carrier has filed two FIRs against the MP, while the Shiv Sena has sought an explanation from him.
All Indian Gram Panchayats to get Upto 100 Mbps of Net Speed by End of 2018
Manoj Sinha, the junior telecom minister, has said that every gram panchayat in India will be connected by high-speed optic fibre by end 2018.
Maharashtra Doctors Strike: All You Need To Know
Around 40,000 doctors from the private sector have also joined the strike with the resident doctors.
Air India 'Blacklists' Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad for Assaulting Staffer
Gaikwad's grouse stemmed from the fact that he was forced to travel economy class on a Pune-New Delhi flight AI-852 though he held an open business class ticket.
Man Held for Posting Objectionable Photo of UP CM on Facebook
A man has been arrested in the city for allegedly posting "objectionable" picture of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media, police said.
Let There Be a Murder Case, Ranted Sena MP While Assaulting AI Staffer
It wasn't just a slap with a sandal as Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad bragged, but apparently a full-fledged assault on the Air India staffer of Flight AI 852.
Six Arrested for Running Fake Company, Cheating Bank
Six people including an employee of a private bank were arrested from West Bengal's North 24 Parganas district for allegedly running a fake company and fraudulently withdrawing large amount from the bank, police said on Thursday.
Delhi Police Rescues 6 Women in Trafficking Raids: DCW
Delhi Police conducted raids and rescued six women from a gang involved in human trafficking, a DCW official said.
Resident Doctors in Delhi Go On Strike, 800 Surgeries Postponed
Over 20,000 resident doctors in Delhi on Thursday went on mass casual leave in solidarity with their Maharashtra counterparts, leading to postponement of over 800 surgeries across government and civic body-run hospitals.
Pawan Hans to Start Dilli Darshan Chopper Rides at Rs 2,500
"Initially, the helicopter ride/Delhi Darshan is planned for March 25-26. Further, regular helicopter ride/Delhi Darshan is commencing from April 1 onwards," Pawan Hans Limited said in a statement.
Gujrat Govt Planning to Regulate Fee Structure of Private Schools
The Gujarat government is planning to table a Bill in the ongoing Budget session of the Assembly, to regulate the fee structures of private schools, a top official said.
AI Staffer Beating: Govt, Air India Mull Steps to Check Unruly Passengers
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, who was flying on an Air India flight from Pune to Delhi, hit the airline's duty manager Sukumar with his slipper several times when the latter urged him to deplane after the lawmaker refused to do so once the plane landed at the Delhi airport.
Our Society Doesn't Permit Boyfriends: Meerut Principal on anti-Romeo Squads
A day after Yogi Adityanath gave a go ahead to anti-Romeo squads across the state, members of Hindu Yuva Vahini have formed teams outside universities and colleges. However, the very women whose safety Adityanath's move sought to ensure, have questioned these squads.
Yes, He Tore My Shirt and Broke My Glasses: AI Staffer on Sena MP
An Air India staffer on Thursday complained that a Sena MP not only tore his shirt but also broke his glasses upon being asked to deplane.
Mohan Bhagwat to Discuss Ways to Have Indian Point of View at DU Seminar
Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat will be speaking at a seminar at Delhi University to discuss ways to develop an Indian point of view on the social and educational milieu. The event is scheduled to take place over the weekend.
Finance Ministry, RBI to Announce Policy on NPAs Soon: Arun Jaitley
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that his ministry and the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) have taken a major policy decision on dealing with the non-performing assets of Indian banks. An announcement is expected in a few days.
Congress Doesn't Have a Leader, Forget Matching PM Modi: SM Krishna
Former Karnataka Chief Minister S M Krishna spoke exclusively to CNN-News18's Akshata Kumbar about why he left the Congress party and why he thinks the party now lacks an effective leadership.
ISIS Claims British Parliament Attack After Police Arrest 8 in Raids Across London
Eight people were arrested in raids across London and Birmingham on Thursday after a terror attack on the UK Parliament in the heart of Westminster killed four people, including the ISIS attacker who was inspired by "Islamist ideology" and known to British secret services.
Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis moots apex panel for security of medical staff
If the doctors on duty were attacked, the expenses for their legal and medical aid would be borne by the government, the official said.
Meat Producers Mull Legal Options Against Ban on Mechanised Slaughterhouses
He said that Uttar Pradesh accounts for nearly 50 per cent of Indias total meat exports and such a decision would affect the livelihood 25 lakh people directly or indirectly.
'Medium of Instruction in Tribal Areas Should be Mother Tongue'
Medium of instruction in tribal areas should be, as far as practical, the mother tongue of the child, Minister of State HRD Upendra Kushwaha has said.
Schoolgirl Commits Suicide After Repeated Harassment in Gwalior
As the country was abuzz with Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s move to form anti-Romeo squads in UP, a class IX girl in Madhya Pradesh’s Gwalior city ended life after being repeatedly harassed by eve-teasers.
Kerala Govt Seeks Early Release of Mohammed Nisham, Other TP Murder Case Convicts
The Kerala prisons department has recommended remission of sentences of businessmen Mohammed Nisham, the convict in the Hummer murder case, and 11 convicts in the T P chandrashekaran Murder case.
ABVP Seeks Action Against AMU Prof for 'Anti-Modi' Remarks
They also accused the AMU authorities of "shielding" Prof Majid Khan of the department of Islamic Studies instead of taking action on the basis of the complaint against him by his own students.
After Repeated Paper Leaks in Madhya Pradesh, BJP in Spot of Bother
Weeks after Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alleged there were cheating mafias in the Samajwadi Party-ruled Uttar Pradesh, it found itself in a spot of bother, after failing to curtail paper leak cases in Madhya Pradesh.
Non-bailable Charges Slapped On Bengali Poet Srijato For Hurting 'Religious Sentiments'
Non-bailable charges were slapped on a Bengali poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay on Wednesday two days after a college student filed an FIR against him in the Siliguri cyber cell for his controversial poem 'Abhishap'.
Muslims should support construction of Ram temple: Subramanian Swamy
The BJP Rajya Sabha MP claimed that the Allahabad High Court in 2003 had made it clear that the structure of a temple was found at the disputed site.
Swami Aseemanand Granted Bail in Mecca Masjid Blast Case
A court on Thursday granted bail to Swami Aseemanand in the Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast case. Following the bail hearing, the controversial former member of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh(RSS) will be released sometime on Thursday.
62 Tigers in Ranthambore Tiger Reserve, Highest Number in Park's History
The Ranthambore Tiger Reserve in Rajasthan's Sawai Madhopur district is now home to 62 tigers, the highest number in the park's history.
Is Slapping Someone Normal Behaviour For VVIPs
Shiv Sena Ravindra Gaikwad has attacked an Air India staffer with a slipper and even gone on to justify his act saying the staffer misbehaved with him.
With No Buffalo Meat, Lucknow's Tunday Kebabs go Off Shelves
ucknow’s legendary Tunday Kebabs had to shutdown for a day citing lack of buffalo meat on Wednesday.
Armed With Broom, UP Minister Upendra Tewari Cleans Office, Corridor
Armed with a broom and a mop, the minister swept the floor of his office and the corridor leading to it in the Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow, which houses the state legislature.
Over 100 Policemen Suspended in UP After New Govt Takes Over
The crackdown followed directives issued by DGP Javeed Ahmed a few days back to identify the "black sheep" among the policemen.
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad Attacks AI Staffer With Slipper; Airline Files FIR
Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad assaulted an Air India staffer after he was forced to travel economy class though he had an open business class ticket, official sources said on Thursday.
Sushma Swaraj Comes to the Rescue of Distressed Indian Abroad, Again
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday once again responded to a distress call about an Indian abroad, saying that the victim has been found and is in safe custody of that country's authorities.
Opposition MPs Demand Naming Chandigarh Airport After Bhagat Singh
Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed brief uproar over the naming of Chandigarh airport, as the Opposition alleged that the BJP government in Haryana does not want to name it after Shahid-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.
Two Drivers Burn to Death After Truck Collision in Kurukshetra
Two truck drivers on Thursday were burnt to death after their vehicles collided near Badshami village on the Kurukshetra-Yamunanagar road.
Maharashtra CM, HC Ask Doctors to End Strike; Assure Security
The High Court further said that it would hear the matter again after 15 days.
40,000 Delhi Doctors on Mass Casual Leave to Protest Rising Assaults
Over 40,000 resident doctors in the national capital went on a mass Casual Leave on Thursday in support of their counterparts in Maharashtra who are on similar protest following rising assaults.
Rajinikanth and Politics: Here's a History of his 'Political' Statements
After initially seeming to support the BJP candidate Gangai Amaran for the RK Nagar bypoll, superstar Rajinikanth on Thursday tweeted that he is not supporting anyone.
Narendra Modi Asks BJP MPs From UP to Focus on Development
The BJP leader said that the Prime Minister also asked the MPs to focus on development of their region.
Commission for Backward Classes Gets Cabinet Nod
The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), which was established in 1993 will be stand abolished.
Ahmedabad-London Air India Flight Suffers Bird Hit, Cancelled
Air India's Ahmedabad to London flight via Newark suffered a bird hit, forcing the airline to cancel its onward journey from Britain's capital.
Babri Criminal Case Adjourned, Supreme Court Wants No More Bulk
SC adjourned the hearing in Babri Masjid demolition criminal case to April 6, 2017 and directed that parties should file written submissions in the matter.
Rajinikanth Clears The Air: No Support to Anyone
Speculation started after the BJP candidate Gangai Amaran, who is also an eminent music composer, met Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden residence.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath Conducts Surprise Check on Police Station
In line with his poll promise of fixing Uttar Pradesh’s law and order situation, newly-elected Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday conducted a surprise check at a police station in Lucknow to review general preparedness levels.
London Terror Attack: PM Modi Says India Stands with UK
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed sadness over the London terror attack and said India stands with the UK at this difficult moment.
Babri Masjid Case: Supreme Court to Hear Matter After Two Weeks
The Supreme Court on Thursday has adjouned the hearing for two weeks in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case.
Locked in their Home for 4 Years, 2 Women Rescued by Police
Two women locked in their house for nearly four years were rescued by the police on Wednesday.
No Moral Policing in Name of Curbing Eve-teasing: UP Police
The UP Police also made it clear that the sole aim of the anti-Romeo squads is to act against those who indulge in eve teasing.
No Liquor Licence For People With Criminal Records in Goa
The Goa Excise Department on Wednesday said that starting next month, licence to sell liquor would not be granted to persons with criminal background. The Excise Department said this in a circular issued this evening.
London Terror Attack: No Report of Indian Casualty, Says Sushma Swaraj
There is no report of any Indian casualty so far in the terror attack near the UK Parliament, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.
ISIS Threat Letters Send Varanasi Police in Tizzy
"A case has been registered against unidentified persons after nearly 5-6 handwritten letters were recovered on which Pakistan Zindabad slogans and ISIS initials were scribbled along with threats given for carrying out destruction in Purvanchal," SP (rural) Ashish Tiwari said today.
Election Commission Hears 2 AIADMK Factions Staking Claim to Its Poll Symbol
The Commission today heard the camps led by V K Sasikala and former Chief Minister O Panneerselvam
Supreme Court Notice to Centre, EC on Plea For Scrapping Pension to MPs
The top court was hearing an appeal filed by NGO Lok Prahari against the Allahabad High Court order dismissing its plea alleging that pension and other perks being given to MPs even after demitting office are contrary to Article 14 (Right to Equality) of the Constitution.
Commit to End State-sponsored Terror for Talks, India Tells Pakistan
India on Wednesday clearly put the onus on Pakistan for resumption of dialogue, asserting that it should commit to end the state-sponsored terrorism.
What Are Anti-Romeo Squads? How Do They Operate? Points to know
In its election manifesto for Uttar Pradesh, the BJP promised to create Anti-Romeo Dals (or squads) near colleges to "ensure the safety of college-going girls" and "check eve-teasing".
Fewer Ceasefire Violations by Pakistan Post 'Surgical Strikes': Govt
Ceasefire violations by Pakistan and casualties on the Indian side of the Line of Control and the international border have come down after the surgical strikes by India, the government said on Wednesday.
Karnataka Govt Says no to Release Cauvery Water to Tamil Nadu
Karnataka which is reeling under severe drought has decided not to release any more Cauvery water to Tamil Nadu as directed by the Apex Court on Monday.
SBI Officials Held for Violating RBI Guidelines
The CBI has arrested two senior State Bank of India (SBI) officials for misappropriating funds of around Rs 12.40 lakh by violating the RBI guidelines imposed during demonetisation, an official said on Wednesday.
Two Get Five Years' Imprisonment For Cow Slaughter in UP
A local court has convicted two men and sentenced them to five years in jail for slaughtering cows.
Yogi Adityanath Bans Plastic, Pan Masala, Gutka in Govt Offices
After a massive crackdown on illegal slaughterhouses, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday has ordered ban on plastic, Pan Masala, Gutka in all government establishments from immediate effect.
17 States have Agreed to Form Joint Ventures with Railways: Suresh Prabhu
Seventeen states have agreed to form joint ventures with the Railways to fast track infrastructure projects, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
Police complaint against West Bengal poet for 'hurting Hindu sentiments'
Poet Joy Goswami, however, stood by Srijato and said "he was expressing his thoughts through his poem.
'Who is a Romeo?' Uttar Pradesh Cops Left Asking
Yogi promised it and his cops are now straining at the leash to implement it. The Uttar Pradesh Police have set up anti-Romeo squads in 11 districts apart from ‘hotspots’ like Meerut, Bulandshahr and Moradabad.
Judiciary Too Bound by Separation of Power: Ravi Shankar Prasad
Separation of powers is as binding on the judiciary as it is on other pillars of democracy, the government told the Lok Sabha on Wednesday as members claimed the Supreme Court was getting into the domain of law-making through some of its verdicts.
Supreme Court to Hear Babri Masjid Demolition Case Today
The bench, comprising Justice Deepak Gupta, said that Justice Nariman will be back on Thursday and it will take up the matter.
Why Anti-Romeo Squads Have Shakespeare Society Worried
Mushrooming ‘Anti-Romeo Squads’ in Uttar Pradesh post the arrival of Yogi Adityanath at the helm have raised concerns about the danger of mainstreaming vigilante culture, but at the Shakespeare Society of India they are mourning the Indian tragedy that has befallen the bard’s beloved Romeo Montague.
Allow Mother Tongue for Civil Services Main Exam: CPI(M)
A demand for allowing the use of mother tongue to write the civil services main examination was raised in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, which received all-round support, as the proponent called for upholding of linguistic rights.
Yogi Acts Against Illegal Slaughterhouses; Bans Plastic, Paan, Gutka in Govt Offices
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed all police officers to prepare an action plan to shut illegal slaughterhouses and to prevent cow smuggling.
CBSE Revamps Exam, Assessment Format for Classes 6 to 9
The CBSE has done away with the Continuous and Comprehensive Evaluation (CCE) scheme and replaced it with a uniform system of assessment and examination to be followed by its affiliated schools for classes 6 to 9.
Ajmer Blast Case: NIA Court Awards Life Imprisonment to Devendra Gupta, Bhavesh Patel
NIA special court awards life imprisonment to 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case convicts Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel on Wednesday.
Finance Ministry Using 'Back Door' to Amend Laws, Says Opposition
The Finance Ministry is using a “Back Door” route by including non-finance related amendments to the Finance Bill 2017 in order to bypass the Rajya Sabha and amend laws, the opposition alleged, thus diminishing Parliament’s prerogative to frame laws.
Injured Tiger Rescued, Shifted to Sanjay Tiger Reserve in MP
An aged tiger, who bore the injury marks on its body resulting from territorial clashes in Pench Tiger Reserve, was rescued and shifted to Sanjay Tiger Reserve in Sindhi district of Madhya Pra
Rajya Sabha Passes Bill to Ensure Rights of HIV/AIDS Patients
A crucial bill to ensure equal rights to people afflicted by HIV and AIDS in getting treatment, admission in educational institutions and jobs, was passed by the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday.
Cow Vigilantes Set Meat Shops on Fire in UP's Hathras District
Several meat shops were set on fire by mob in Hathras district in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday night.
Ex-Deputy Mayor Neeraj Singh, 3 Others Killed in Jharkhand Gang War
A former Deputy Mayor of Dhanbad, Neeraj Singh and three others were killed in suspected gang war in Dhanbad on Tuesday evening, said police.
No Official Word from US on New Flight Rules on Electronic Items: DGCA
In a new order, the American government has barred travellers going to the US on flights from select countries from carrying large electronic devices like cameras and laptops as cabin baggage.
India Should Not Rush to Judge Donald Trump: Foreign Secretary Jaishankar
India should guard against "judging" US President Donald Trump in a "rush" and instead take him seriously, Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar on Tuesday said.
Waitlist Passengers to Get Confirmed Seats in Premier Trains From April 1
Come April and a passenger can avail the opportunity of travelling in Rajdhani or Shatabdi trains even if he or she has booked tickets in other mail/express trains for the same destinations.
Aadhaar May Soon be Made Mandatory For Filing IT Returns, PAN
Aadhaar card will also be made compulsory to apply for a PAN (permanent account number) card, the source said, adding plans to introduce a new income tax return form may also be on the cards.
Ayodhya Waiting for BJP to deliver on its Model of development With Temple
Ayodhya has been living with uncertainty for over 70 years, hence the Chief Justice's offer to mediate into an amicable out-of-court settlement doesn't bring much hope or cheer.
Experience Odisha Through Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You'
In multi-hued traditional attires, danseuses Biswarupa Dixit, Smruti Pushpa Panda, Sulagnna Jena, Priyadarshini Pradhan and Madhusmita Swain demonstrate the elegance of one of India's major classical dance forms while also showcasing the rich architectural heritage of India's temple city.
After 2 in Allahabad, an Illegal Slaughterhouse Sealed in Varanasi
A slaughterhouse, which was allegedly being run illegally, was sealed by the district authorities in the Kamalgadaha locality under Jaitpura police station, police officials said.
Pakistan's Bhagat Singh Bhakts get Court Protection to Observe Death Anniversary
The Bhagat Singh Memorial Foundation has succeeded in getting the Lahore high court to pass orders to ensure security to those who want to observe the 86th martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev, the Times of India reported.
Yogi Gets Cracking, UP Police Set up Anti-Romeo Squads
During a public meeting in Meerut in February, while lashing out at the Akhilesh Yadav government for failing to preserve law and order, Shah had repeated the promise. “In Uttar Pradesh, every college would be provided with the anti-Romeo squad. Our girls would be safeguarded. These anti-Romeo squads would allow the girls to study without fear in college campuses,” Shah had said.
Always Favoured Out-of-Court Settlement of Ayodhya Issue: RSS
The apex court's suggestion came after BJP leader Subramanian Swamy sought an urgent hearing on the matter.
Narada Sting Case: SC Setback For Mamata, Refuses Stay on HC order
“It is demeaning to say a No to CBI. You can tell us your fear and we will protect you,” said the SC. But even then the TMC counsel pleaded that a court monitored investigation would be better and submitted that the apex court had in past “doubted CBI many times.”
Perverts on Prowl in Bengaluru's Maharani Arts & Science Girls' College
Two teachers have been suspended, and another transferred, following the complaints of sexual harassment and molestation by the students at Bengaluru's Maharani Arts & Science College.
SC Threatens Sahara to Pay up Else it Would Auction Aamby Valley
Today the apex court modified its February order, and stated that the money to be paid to the investors be paid in the SEBI-Sahara account instead of the SC registry.
Many Things Will be Shut in UP: Yogi Adityanath in Last Speech to Lok Sabha
Days after he was sworn-in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath spoke in the Lok Sabha, on Monday, appreciating the efforts of Prime Minister Narendra Modi whom he described as the "mascot of development" for the world.
Live: Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath Speaks in Lok Sabha
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath speaks in Lok Sabha, possibly his farewell address to the House.
The Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Case: A History
The Supreme Court’s suggestion for the parties the Ayodhya Babri Masjid to negotiate and make an out of court settlement is only the latest attempt to solve the dispute. But what is the dispute all about? How did the case develop? Here is a timeline to the events leading up to the case
For Uttar Pradesh CM Adityanath, Fight for Ram Mandir May be a Personal One
Newly appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has at times had a strained relationship with the Sangh Parivar.
Congress MP highlights problems being faced by people in changing notes
The government had declared Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination bank notes as illegal from November 9, 2016.
Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid Dispute: Past Attempts to Resolve Issue
Tuesday’s observation by the Supreme Court to resolve the dispute around the site of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya has reignited the debate.
Spurious Liquor Claims Five Lives in West Bengal
Five persons have died and several others admitted to hospital over the last three days after they consumed spurious liquor in West Bengal's South 24Parganas district, a police officer said on Tuesday.
Why no Category for Those who Couldn't Exchange Notes by Dec 30: SC Asks Centre
The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the Centre why it chose not to create a separate category for those who couldn't deposit demonetised notes by December 30, 2016 unlike the NRIs and people who were abroad.
VHP to Start New Ayodhya Temple Movement 'Ram Mahotsav'
The VHP has said it will launch a movement called ‘Ram Mahotsav’ from March 26 to April 16.
Ayodhya Dispute: Parties Reject CJI's Offer to Mediate
In a judicial first of the country, Chief Justice of India J S Khehar has offered to mediate out of court and settle the Ram Janmabhoomi - Babri Masjid dispute which has been dragging on for almost 24 years.
63 Million in India do not Have Access to Clean Water, Global Report Finds
India has the maximum number of people -- 63 million -- living in rural areas without access to clean water, according to a new global report released to mark World Water Day on Wednesday.
Ayodhya Dispute Live: All Involved Should Come to a Consensus, Says Advani
Chief Justice of India, JS Khehar, on Tuesday offered to mediate between the parties of the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute for an amicable solution.
Solve Ayodhya Dispute Out of Court, Says CJI; Offers to Mediate
Supreme Court on Tuesday asked both the parties concerned to settle the Ram Jambhumi dispute outside the court.
3,000 Maharashtra Resident Doctors Remain on Mass Leave
For the second consecutive day on Tuesday medical services in 17 government hospitals in Maharashtra, including four in Mumbai, were hit when over 3,000 resident doctors continued their mass Casual Leave protest against growing incidents of attacks by patients' relatives.
ED Arrests Mining Baron Sekar Reddy, Sent to Judicial Custody Till 28 March
The Enforcement Directorate arrested businessman Sekar Reddy in a case related to the discovery of over Rs 170 crore by the I-T Department post demonetisation.
Pakistani Husband Tells Indian Wife he won't let her go Alive, MEA Intervenes
Following a father's YouTube SOS that his daughter was being mistreated by her in-laws in Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Monday said the Indian High Commission had met the victim and was ensuring her safety and return to India.
Pakistan, Bangladesh, Iraq Beat India in Happiness Index 2017
India ranked a lowly 122 on a list of the world's happiest countries, dropping four slots from last year and coming behind China, Pakistan and Nepal.
Pregnant Cow Falls Down 40 Feet Cliff, Then Swims to Safety
A pregnant cow had a miraculous escape after falling down a 40ft cliff in the UK.
Uphaar Owner Surrenders at Tihar as Supreme Court Declines More Time
After the Supreme Court on Monday declined Uphaar theatre owner Gopal Ansal's plea for more time to surrender, he surrendered before Tihar jail authorities to undergo one-year jail in the evening.
Yogi Adityanath Must Retract his 'Inflammatory' Statements: Amnesty International
Amnesty International on Monday called for public withdrawal of alleged inflammatory statements made in the past by BJP leader Yogi Adityanath, a day after he assumed charge as UP Chief Minister.
Patients Suffer as 4,000 Doctors go on Mass Leave in Maharashtra
Medical services in 17 government hospitals in Maharashtra were severely hit on Monday after over 4,000 resident doctors went on a mass Casual Leave to protest growing incidents of attacks by patients' relatives.
Calcutta High Court Grants Stay on Criminal Proceedings Against Babul Supriyo
The Calcutta High Court on Monday granted a six-week stay on criminal proceedings against Union minister Babul Supriyo in connection with a case filed against him by Trinamool Congress MLA Mohua Moitra.
EC Favours Barring Convicts From Contesting Polls for Lifetime
The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Monday told the Supreme Court that it was in favour of barring convicted persons from contesting polls for life and stopping their entry into judiciary and the executive.
UP Farm Loan Waiver: SBI Report Sees Rs 27,420 Crore Hit on Banks
If the UP government fulfils its farm loan waiver promise, banks are likely to take a hit of Rs 27,420 crore and the scheme will lead to some stress on the state's fiscal arithmetic, warns a report.
Narada Sting Case: CBI Registers Preliminary Enquiry
The CBI has registered preliminary enquiry in connection with the Narada sting tapes in which several Trinamool Congress leaders were allegedly caught on camera taking money.
HC to Hear Plea For Use of Colour Photos on EVMs on Friday
The Delhi High Court on Monday posted for March 24 a plea for use of colour photographs of candidates on ballot papers and Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the upcoming Delhi municipal polls instead of black and white ones.
Delhi Poll Panel Opposes Swaraj India's Symbol Plea
Yogendra Yadav-led Swaraj India's plea for a common symbol to contest the upcoming MCD polls was today opposed in the Delhi High Court by the Delhi State Election Commission.
17 Month Judiciary-Executive Impasse Ends, MoP Cleared by SC
Ending a 17 month impasse between the judiciary and the Centre, the Supreme Court bench led by Chief Justice of India, J.S. Khehar on Monday stated that the Memorandum of Procedure (MoP) for the selection of judges have been cleared by SC and has now been forwarded to be studied by the Centre.
River Ganga Now a Living Entity, HC Gives it Fundamental Rights
In a landmark ruling by the Uttarakhand High Court in Nainital, River Ganges and River Yamuna has been accorded the status of India’s first living entity and shall have all the fundamental rights available to a person under the Indian Constitution.
50 Percent Quota in Parliament Will Ensure Justice to Women: Kanimozhi
Concluding a protest demanding an early passage of the Women's Reservation Bill, Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi on Monday said 50 percent reservation in Parliament will be her next demand to ensure justice to women.
Lucknow Woman Borrows Stick to Thrash Eve-teasers
Two bike-borne men were taken to task by a woman in Lucknow after they followed her and made lewd remarks, while she was riding a scooter.
Bihar University Cancels Jitender Singh Tomar's Law Degree
Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU) on Monday cancelled the law degree of former Delhi Law Minister and AAP MLA Jitender Singh Tomar.