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Paid off loans of 350 farmers before, will clear 850 now: Amitabh Bachchan

The 76-year-old actor said he previously helped over 350 farmers from Maharashtra by clearing their loans.

19 Oct 2018 6:15 pm
US proposes changes to H-1B visa programme, move to hit Indian IT companies

Indian companies and IT professionals have been major beneficiaries of the programme cornering more than 70% of the 65,000 visas that the US grants to foreigners hired abroad every year and an additional 20,000 to foreign students passing out of US colleges and universities with advanced degrees

19 Oct 2018 6:03 pm
Netflix and Amazon leave little room for streaming video latecomers

Netflix and Amazon already have a substantial lead, with more 130 million and 100 million subscribers worldwide, respectively.

19 Oct 2018 5:48 pm
Swami Paripoornananda joins BJP in Amit Shah's presence

“I have joined the party as a Karamyogi,” he told reporters in Delhi, according to ANI.

19 Oct 2018 5:44 pm
Centre's advisory to Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on Sabarimala row

The advisory said appropriate prohibitory orders be issued and a close watch may be kept on dissemination of “adverse information” through social media and internet services.

19 Oct 2018 5:44 pm
Punjab govt approves over 400 luxury vehicles for CM, his ministers

The purchase of new vehicles is likely to cost around Rs 80 crore on the state exchequer, officials said.

19 Oct 2018 5:43 pm
Court dismisses bail plea of BSP leader's son who waved gun at Delhi hotel

Dismissing the bail plea, the court said the “arrogance” and “high-headedness” of the BSP leader’s son can be clearly made out from the contents of the FIR.

19 Oct 2018 5:32 pm
19 Oct 2018 5:22 pm
Class 9 student jumps off 3-storey building after being gangraped in Bihar: Pol...

Police said the girl was found in a half naked condition. They suspect she was forced to consume liquor before being raped.

19 Oct 2018 5:21 pm
19 Oct 2018 4:58 pm
China plans to launch 'artificial moon' to replace streetlamps: Report

By reflecting light from the sun, the satellites could replace streetlamps in urban areas, saving an estimated 1.2 billion yuan ($170 million) a year in electricity costs for Chengdu, if the man-made moons illuminate an area of 50 square kilometers.

19 Oct 2018 4:51 pm
Getting wickets will ease pressure if I am picked for World Cup: Khaleel Ahmed

Khaleel Ahmed made his debut during India’s victorious Asia Cup campaign in Dubai and his ability to swing the ball at a fair pace impressed stand-in captain Rohit Sharma.

19 Oct 2018 4:35 pm
3 militants killed in infiltration bid along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramul...

The infiltrators opened fire towards the positions of the security forces which was retaliated, he said, adding three terrorists were killed in the gunbattle.

19 Oct 2018 3:57 pm
Sabarimala row: The women who kept Kerala cops on tenterhooks for hours

Two women made it till the Sabarimala’s ‘golden steps’ after moving in a three-ring police protection guard and through a mass of angry protesters and devotees.

19 Oct 2018 3:50 pm
Huawei Mate 20 Pro India launch next month: Price, specifications, features

Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a premium smartphone and comes with a matrix triple camera setup featuring 40-megapixel, 20-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors.

19 Oct 2018 3:46 pm
Never-before break in puja at Sabarimala temple triggers protests in Kerala

Sabarimala temple priests stopped their puja and threatened to close the temple as two women, journalist Kavitha Jakkal and activist Rehana Fathima, stood 500 metres from the sanctum sanctorum.

19 Oct 2018 3:37 pm
Modi in Shirdi: Homes for all by 2022, half the journey over

PM Modi’s remarks came after he distributed keys to a few of the beneficiaries of the ambitious Pradhan Mantra Awas Yojana (PMAY) under which these homes were disbursed to around 250,000 families in Maharashtra.

19 Oct 2018 3:17 pm
Amid high tensions at Sabarimala temple, Kerala govt and police face brunt of political...

Two women, escorted by more than 100 policemen, were forced to turn back from the foot of the main stairs leading to the Sabarimala temple after the head priest threatened to close the temple on Friday.

19 Oct 2018 2:54 pm
Facebook's war on manipulation, misinformation now centered in one room at its ...

Facebook, which has been blamed for doing too little to prevent misinformation efforts by Russia and others in the 2016 US election, now wants the world to know it is taking aggressive steps with initiatives like the war room.

19 Oct 2018 2:52 pm
4 charred to death as bus collides with truck, burst into flames in Tamil Nadu

The sleeper bus had 23 passengers onboard and most of them were asleep when the accident occurred at about 1:30 am, the official said.

19 Oct 2018 2:37 pm
Ajit Jogi will not contest Chhattisgarh assembly polls, says son Amit Jogi

Chhattisgarh Janata Congress leader Ajit Jogi had earlier announced that he would fight against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh from Rajanandgaon seat.

19 Oct 2018 2:24 pm
Arunachal villagers turn millionaires 50 years after giving up land to army

Following the Sino-Indo war of 1962, the Indian Army had launched a land acquiring programme in Arunachal Pradesh to set up bases, construct roads, build bridges etc. in the border state in northeast.

19 Oct 2018 2:21 pm
TDP will play a decisive role in forming non-BJP govt at Centre: MP Nara Lokesh...

TDP minister Nara Lokesh Babu said Chandrababu Naidu will hopefully stitch up a National Front-like arrangement by involving all non-BJP regional parties and the other national parties.

19 Oct 2018 1:59 pm
Lahaul & Spiti 'midday meal scam': HP agriculture minister demands vigilance pr...

Even though education department has sought details from its office in Keylong about the scam, government is likely to order a vigilance inquiry to ascertain veracity of allegations.

19 Oct 2018 1:32 pm
India tries to boost Nepal ties despite China factor

India has been able to deliver on 16 of the 21 points raised by Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli during bilateral discussions with Prime Minister Narendra Modi in April, top foreign ministry officials said.

19 Oct 2018 1:31 pm
Amritsar train accident clear case of trespassing, no permission given for event:...

Railway officials also said they were unlikely to compensate the family of the dead as they were not passengers.

19 Oct 2018 1:28 pm
Apostle movie review: Netflix's new horror film isn't afraid of getting kooky

Apostle movie review: From Gareth Evans, director of The Raid, here’s another addition to Netflix’s fantastic roster of horror films, starring Dan Stevens, Michael Sheen. Rating: 3.5/5.

19 Oct 2018 1:25 pm
Amritsar train accident: Navjot Kaur Sidhu hits back at critics, says people politicizing...

Former MLA Navjot Kaur Sidhu, who was the chief guest at the Dussehra celebrations in Amritsar where over 61 people were killed in a mishap.

19 Oct 2018 1:25 pm
India vs West Indies: Virat Kohli & Co set to unleash pace duo on WI in Guwahati...

In the absence of rested duo Bhunvneshwar Kumar and Jasprit Bumrah, pacers Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav will look to dent the Windies batting in the opening ODI to set the tone for the rest of the series.

19 Oct 2018 1:24 pm
NDA built 12.5 million homes for poor in four years, says PM Narendra Modi

The average time for constructing a house under PMAY too has come down from 18 months under the UPA rule to less than a year now, according to PM Modi.

19 Oct 2018 1:20 pm
On her way out, Nikki Haley takes a last jab at Donald Trump

On a serious note, Nikki Haley delivered a sharp rebuke of Donald Trump’s divisive politics, saying opponents are not evil.

19 Oct 2018 1:17 pm
Srinagar's mayor will be from my party: People's Conference chairman Sajjad Lone

Earlier, J&K governor Satya Pal Malik had said in an interview that next mayor will be a ‘foreign educated person’, reference towards former NC spokesman Junaid Mattu, who resigned from the NC to take part in local body elections.

19 Oct 2018 1:16 pm
Amritsar train accident: 61 dead as speeding train runs over crowd at Dussehra ...

Festive crowd watching Ravana effigy burning didn’t see train coming.

19 Oct 2018 1:15 pm
Senior advocate Maninder Singh resigns as Additional Solicitor General

Besides Singh, two other senior advocates and Additional Solicitor Generals P S Narasimha and Sandeep Sethi have resigned from their post in past three months.

19 Oct 2018 1:05 pm
OnePlus 6T India price leaked: It's more expensive than OnePlus 6

OnePlus 6T will be priced Rs 3,000 higher than the OnePlus 6, according to the latest leak.

19 Oct 2018 12:34 pm
Amritsar train accident: Hospitals battle confusion, chaos to treat victims

Eyewitnesses said it took a long time for ambulances to reach the congested area that became even more inaccessible because of the rescue operation by volunteers and the state police.

19 Oct 2018 12:03 pm
Two more CBI officers set to get promoted internally

There are 18 sanctioned posts of JDs in the agency and four among them are reserved for officers from the permanent cadre but due to lack of officers eligible for promotion most of the times these posts are filled with IPS officers, a CBI official said.

19 Oct 2018 11:40 am
Mob lynches brother of man accused of killing a couple in Assam

According to Dipendra Chetri, the officer-in-charge of Moran Police station in Dibrugarh district of Upper Assam, Bhola Praja and Ramoni were waylaid on Thursday evening by a man he identified as Jaggu Praja.

19 Oct 2018 11:38 am
It was dark, couldn't hear train coming because of crackers: Eyewitnesses

Eyewitnesses of the train accident at Amritsar said normally the Ravan effigy is burnt earlier but this time it was delayed.

19 Oct 2018 11:27 am
Narendra Modi congratulates newly elected PM of Bhutan

Druk Nyamrup Tshogpa party leader Lotay Tshering won Bhutan’s third general election.

19 Oct 2018 11:18 am
Manohar Parrikar is our leader, says Goa BJP amid talks of leadership change

The latest statement has only added to the intrigue surrounding who will succeed ailing Manohar Parrikar who had earlier expressed his inability to discharge his duties as chief minister.

19 Oct 2018 11:15 am
RSS invokes BR Ambedkar in fight against 'urban naxals'

For the past few years, the RSS has been unequivocal in pursuing a campaign against the Left ideology, which it says has permeated academia, media and the social sectors.

19 Oct 2018 11:14 am
Drought-like situation in 200 districts after patchy monsoon

While the India Meteorological Department has said the overall deficit wasn’t significant and total acreage under crops was higher than last year, analysts say that at a sub-regional level, the picture is worrying.

19 Oct 2018 11:10 am
Insight: As Khashoggi crisis grows, Saudi king asserts authority, checks son's power:...

So grave is the fallout from the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi that King Salman has felt compelled to intervene, five sources with links to the Saudi royal family said.

19 Oct 2018 11:06 am
Moments of Amritsar train horror caught on video

The horrific train accident that was filmed by many on mobile phones took place at Joda Phatak railway crossing in Amritsar.

19 Oct 2018 10:55 am
US to skip Saudi biz summit to give Riyadh time to probe Khashoggi's disappeara...

The summit is an initiative of Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman, who is at the centre of the international controversy surrounding Khashoggi, a strident critic of the prince, who was last seen entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2.

19 Oct 2018 10:31 am
Amritsar train accident updates: Punjab CM Amarinder Singh orders inquiry into ...

Amritsar Train Accident Live Updates: Police said the crowd was watching a Ravana effigy burn nearby around 7 pm. They failed to hear the sound of the approaching train as it got drowned out by the noise of firecrackers.

19 Oct 2018 10:29 am