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In last Independence Day speech of his term, PM Modi hails India’s progress under his govt, makes pitch for retaining power in 2019 Lok Sabha polls

In his last Independence Day speech of his present tenure as the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the country’s rise under his government and made a passionate pitch for retaining power...

15 Aug 2018 11:55 pm
Kerala Floods: Death toll rises to 67, red alert sounded in all 14 districts, Kochi airport shut till Saturday

The flood situation worsened in Kerala on Wednesday with 25 more people losing their lives due to rain fury, taking the total death toll to 67. According to officials, a red alert has been sounded in...

15 Aug 2018 11:25 pm
Former Indian cricket team captain and coach Ajit Wadekar dies aged 77

Former Indian cricket team captain Ajit Wadekar died on Wednesday at the age of 77. Wadekar breathed his last at Mumbai's Jaslok hospital after prolonged illness. Wadekar, who played 37 Tests and 2 ODIs for India, was...

15 Aug 2018 11:07 pm
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s condition worsens, former PM put on life support system: AIIMS

The health condition of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who is undergoing treatment at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), has worsened and he has been put on life support system. “Former Prime Minister...

15 Aug 2018 10:42 pm
'Will not be cowed down by any flutter': DMK working president Stalin on succession war with estranged brother Alagiri

Vowing to overcome any challenge to his leadership from within or outside the party, DMK working president M K Stalin today said he would “not be cowed down” by any flutter. Stalin’s statement assumes significance as...

15 Aug 2018 9:59 pm
Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s health: PM Modi visits AIIMS to inquire about former prime minister’s condition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening visited AIIMS to inquire about the health condition of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.  Vajpayee, the three-term PM, was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS)...

15 Aug 2018 8:49 pm
Exclusive | Indian batsmen's poor shot selection led to defeats at Edgbaston, Lord's: Virender Sehwag to IndiaTV

With criticism coming in for No.1-ranked Indian Test team from England legends like Geoffrey Boycott and Nasser Hussain, former India opener and IndiaTV cricket expert Virender Sehwag has blamed batsmen’s poor shot selection for team's...

15 Aug 2018 8:38 pm
Madhya Pradesh: Around 12 people washed away during picnic at Shivpuri waterfall, 25 stranded, 7 rescued

Around 10-12  people were washed away while they were enjoying picnic at Shivpuri waterfall in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday.  The incident took place when a group of people had assembled in the middle of the dry river, which...

15 Aug 2018 8:15 pm
RBI puts 200 stressed bank accounts under scanner to contain rising NPAs

Worried over rising non-performing assets (NPAs) in the banking system, the Reserve bank of India (RBI) has started scrutiny of 200 large accounts to assess level of stress and provisioning done against them by respective...

15 Aug 2018 6:39 pm
Indo-China border talks going well, disputes resolved in large parts of frontiers: Ram Madhav

Senior BJP leader Ram Madhav on Wednesday said that the border talks between India and China are going well, adding both countries have resolved disputes in large parts of their contentious frontiers. Madhav, the BJP general...

15 Aug 2018 5:39 pm
Don't destroy, weaken the system but transform it: CJI Dipak Misra

Asserting that the indian judiciary will resist any attempt to weaken the institution, Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra on Wednesday said that instead of attacking and destroying a system, efforts should be made to...

15 Aug 2018 5:24 pm
Sufficient forex reserves to deal with rupee fall, says Arun Jaitley

Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that India has sufficient foreign exchange reserves to deal with any undue volatility in the foreign exchange market arising out of steep fall in rupee. Jaitley’s statement came a...

15 Aug 2018 4:38 pm
Indian Army, China's PLA meet at Nathu La in Sikkim sector to boost mutual trust

The Indian Army and China's People Liberation Army (PLA) held meeting at Nathu La in the Sikkim sector on Wednesday, according to the Defence Ministry. The meeting between border personnel of the two armies were held...

15 Aug 2018 4:11 pm
'India’s Macro fundamentals remain resilient and strong', Jaitley allies market fears over depreciation in Rupee

In an attempt to ally market fears over falling value of Indian Rupee against US Dollar, Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said that India’s foreign exchange reserves are comfortable by global standards and sufficient...

15 Aug 2018 2:54 pm
UP bans plastic, thermocol items

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday imposed a blanket ban on the manufacture, stocking, sale and transport of all plastic and thermocol items, an official said. The ban on disposable cups, plates, spoons, forks and...

15 Aug 2018 2:28 pm
India's first all-women SWAT team guards Red Fort on Independence Day

India's first all-women SWAT team from the north east beamed with pride as it provided security cover to the historic Red Fort today on the Independence Day.  The 36-member all-women Special Weapons And Tactics (SWAT) team...

15 Aug 2018 2:19 pm
India will put man in space for seven days: ISRO Chairman

For the first time, India's space agency is planning to put an Indian astronaut for seven days in space at a cost less than Rs 10,000 crore as part of its manned mission by 2022,...

15 Aug 2018 2:19 pm
MP Governor Anandiben Patel takes additional charge of Chhattisgarh

Madhya Pardesh Governor Anandiben Patel, who has been given the additional charge of Chhattisgarh following the death of governor Balramji Dass Tandon, was sworn in at a ceremony in Raipur today. Chhattisgarh High Court Chief Justice...

15 Aug 2018 2:12 pm
Asia-Pacific money-laundering watchlist's review of Pakistan to conclude tomorrow

A visiting delegation from the Asia-Pacific group on money laundering will complete its review on Thursday of Pakistan's compliance with obligations regarding fighting terror financing in order to submit its report to the Financial Action...

15 Aug 2018 2:09 pm
Civic polls in Jammu and Kashmir to be held from September: Governor NN Vohra

Urban local body and panchayat polls in Jammu and Kashmir, which have not been organised for several years, will be held from September this year, Governor NN Vohra said on Wednesday. Elections to urban local...

15 Aug 2018 12:46 pm
Retail inflation to average 4.4 per cent this fiscal: Report

Retail inflation is expected to average 4.4 per cent this financial year, up from 3.6 per cent recorded in the last fiscal, says a report. According to Kotak Economic Research, CPI inflation is expected to remain...

15 Aug 2018 12:23 pm
Kerala floods: Cochin Airport suspends operations for 3 days, death toll reaches 43

Cochin International Airport was shut on Wednesday following flooding in and around the area. All flights to and from the airport have been cancelled till Saturday, 2 PM. The authorities were forced to open 33...

15 Aug 2018 11:22 am
Ashutosh resigns from AAP, cites 'very very' personal reasons

Journalist-turned-politician Ashutosh today announced his resignation from Aam Aadami Party, citing personal reasons.  Every journey has an end. My association with AAP which was beautiful/revolutionary has also an end.I have resigned from the PARTY/requested PAC to...

15 Aug 2018 10:59 am
Independence Day speech: PM Modi advocates peace over bullets in Kashmir

Repeating the words used last year on Jammu and Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said Kashmirs problems can be resolved only by embracing its people, not with bullets or abuses. In his speech on...

15 Aug 2018 10:49 am
PM Modi slams opposition on Triple Talaq Bill during his Independence Day speech

In a veiled attack on the Congress and other opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said there were some people who did not allow the passage of the Triple Talaq Bill in Parliament...

15 Aug 2018 10:43 am
PM Modi speech at Red Fort on 72 Independence Day: Top 10 quotes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation on the ramparts of Red Fort in Delhi on the occasion of 72 Independence Day of India today. The speech recollected the achievements of his regime in past...

15 Aug 2018 10:12 am
Rule of law supreme: PM Narendra Modi on rape cases

Asserting that the rule of law is supreme for his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called for giving wide publicity to the cases in which rapists were awarded the death sentence, saying it...

15 Aug 2018 10:06 am
Independence Day: Internet, mobile phone services suspended in Kashmir valley

Internet and mobile phone services were suspended across Kashmir valley as a precautionary measure as part of the security drill on Independence Day today, officials said. The mobile telephony services, including the Internet facility on the...

15 Aug 2018 9:38 am
72nd Independence Day | Gaganyaan, India's first manned space mission, to be launched by 2022: PM Modi

An Indian astronaut, be it a man or a woman, will go on a space odyssey by 2022 on board 'Gaganyaan', Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in his Independence Day address here. He said when India...

15 Aug 2018 9:30 am
Govt's ambitious healthcare scheme to be launched on Sept 25: PM Narendra Modi on 72nd Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that his government will launch an ambitious healthcare scheme on September 25 this year which will benefit 50 crore citizens of the country. In his last Independence Day...

15 Aug 2018 9:21 am
Independence Day celebrations LIVE: Rajnath Singh unfurls Tricolour at his residence in Delhi

Celebrations for the 72nd Independence Day have begun across the country as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to address the nation. Top ministers and leaders across states are expected to unfurl the national flag at their constituencies...

15 Aug 2018 6:59 am
Google celebrates India's 72nd Independence Day with a colourful Doodle

Following its tradition of celebrating international events, tech giant Google on Wednesday commemorated India's 72nd Independence Day with a special doodle. The doodle features the national animal and national bird of the country, tiger and...

15 Aug 2018 6:29 am
Independence Day: Multi-layered security across country, forces on high alert in Kashmir Valley

Security has been tightened across the country as India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday. Special traffic arrangements have been made in the national capital. Over 70,000 security personnel have been deployed across Delhi as...

15 Aug 2018 6:28 am
38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons left out of draft NRC: Mamata Banerjee

Upping the ante on her opposition to the draft NRC in Assam, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday claimed that 38 lakh Bengali-speaking persons -- both Hindus and Muslims -- were left out...

15 Aug 2018 12:01 am
Jammu and Kashmir: Bravehearts chanting ‘Vande Mataram’ stopped from hoisting tricolour at Lal Chowk in Srinagar

In a disturbing news from Kashmir valley, supporters of separatists on Tuesday stopped a group of bravehearts from hoisting tricolour at the Lal Chowk in Srinagar. A group of three people reached Ghantaghar at Lal Chowk...

14 Aug 2018 11:54 pm
India gears up to celebrate 72nd Independence Day tomorrow, PM Modi to address nation from ramparts of Red Fort, security tightened across country

India is all set to celebrate its 72nd Independence Day on Wednesday i.e. August 15. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort. Security has been tightened all...

14 Aug 2018 11:24 pm
Don’t get distracted by ‘contentious issues and extraneous debates’: President Ram Nath Kovind on Independence Day eve

President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday said that the people of india should not get distracted by “contentious issues and extraneous debates”. President Kovind, while addressing the nation on the eve of the 72nd Independence Day, pointed...

14 Aug 2018 10:37 pm
Italy: 30 killed after bridge collapses in port city of Genova

The Italian news agency ANSA citing the Interior ministry says that 30 people are confirmed dead in the collapse of a highway bridge in the port city of Genova. A bridge over an industrial area in...

14 Aug 2018 9:07 pm
President Kovind's address on eve of 72nd Independence Day Live: ‘August 15 scared day for every Indian’

President Ram Nath Kovind is presently addressing the nation on the eve of 72nd Independence Day. Here are Live Updates: # The citizens who wait in a queue for their turn and respect the rights of those...

14 Aug 2018 7:13 pm
942 Police Medals to be given on I-Day, CRPF tops

The Central Reserve Police Force's (CRPF) constable Sharief-ud-Din Ganaie and Head Constable Mohammad Tafail, who lost their lives in 2017 while fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir, have been posthumously selected for the President's Police...

14 Aug 2018 7:13 pm
Exclusive | India will be whitewashed by England if they fail to improve: Sourav Ganguly to IndiaTV

As India continue to struggle in the ongoing five-match Test series in England, former India captain and IndiaTV cricket expert Sourav Ganguly has come down heavily on Virat Kohli and his men, saying that it...

14 Aug 2018 6:59 pm
Martyred Kashmiri rifleman Aurangzeb to be honoured with Shaurya Chakra

Rifleman Aurangzeb, who was brutally killed in Pulwama district in the Kashmir Valley in June, will be honoured with Shaurya Chakra (Posthumous). On June 15, on the occasion of Eid, Aurangzeb was on way to join...

14 Aug 2018 5:34 pm
Congress dares PM Modi to dissolve Lok Sabha, hold early elections along with Assembly polls in 4 states

Daring Prime Minister Narendra Modi to opt for early dissolution of the Lok Sabha, the Congress on Tuesday said that the prime minister should announce general elections along with polls in four states where the...

14 Aug 2018 5:26 pm
China equips troops in Tibet with hi-pressure oxygen supplies, portable barracks

The Chinese military has set up oxygen stations and introduced high-pressure oxygen therapy and specially designed portable barracks to its troops stationed in the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau to boost combat capability in the high-altitude ranges where...

14 Aug 2018 4:43 pm
Coal scam: Delhi court summons Congress leader Naveen Jindal, 14 others in ‘money laundering’ case

Congress leader Naveen Jindal and 14 others were summoned by a Delhi court in connection with irregularities in allocation of a Jharkhand coal block. Jindal and others are facing charges of involvement in the alleged money...

14 Aug 2018 4:38 pm
Delhi: 10 persons arrested in connection with Kanwariya vandalism

In total, 10 persons have been arrested for allegedly vandalising a car last week in west Delhi's Moti Nagar after the vehicle brushed past one of the kanwariyas, police said on Tuesday. All these arrests have...

14 Aug 2018 4:08 pm
Pune's Cosmos Cooperative Bank cyber-attacked twice in 3 days; hackers siphon off Rs 94.42 cr to various foreign, domestic bank acs

Suspected hackers siphoned off Rs 94.42 crore from the Cosmos Cooperative Bank Ltd -- the second oldest and second biggest cooperative bank in India -- to various foreign and domestic bank accounts, police said on...

14 Aug 2018 3:23 pm
Chhattisgarh Governor Balramji Das Tandon passes away at the age of 90

Governor of Chhattisgarh Balramji Das Tandon passed away at the age of 90 on Tuesday.  He was admitted to a hospital here. (More details awaited) 

14 Aug 2018 3:13 pm
Simultaneous polls not possible without legal framework, any change in assembly term will require constitutional amendment: CEC

Simultaneous elections are possible but not without proper a legal framework, Chief Election Commissioner OP Rawat said on Tuesday. The CEC said that simultaneous elections would require a constitutional amendment to curtail the term of...

14 Aug 2018 3:08 pm