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Congress chief Rahul Gandhi leads Opposition attack on Modi government over Rafale deal

Former French President Francois Hollande was quoted by a French publication as saying that the Indian government proposed Anil Ambani-led Reliance Defence as the partner for the Rafale deal.

22 Sep 2018 2:24 am
No one will be falsely implicated in SC/ST Act cases: Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia

Scindia made the assurance Friday when protesters hailing from unreserved categories arrived in Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri to register their anger at the amendments to the SC/ST Act.

22 Sep 2018 2:07 am
Rafale deal: After Hollande's statement, France says not involved in choosing Indian partners

Former French President Francois Hollande dropped a bombshell on Friday by claiming that his government had no say in the selection of the Anil Ambani firm as a service partner.

22 Sep 2018 1:58 am
Nigerian researcher stalked-harassed in Indore university campus, case lodged but accused on run

The incident happened on Thursday evening, when the 35-year-old woman, who is a research fellow at the School of Biotechnology, DAVV was walking through the IET-DAVV campus.

22 Sep 2018 1:35 am
Amit Shah asks Rahul Gandhi to clarify Congress's stand on Maoist problem clear

Shah's comments come in the wake of the Maharashtra police arresting five human rights activists late last month for their alleged links with Maoists.

22 Sep 2018 12:34 am
Better late than never: Congress on Swaraj-Qureshi talks cancellation

The BJP maintained that it has been the government's stand that talks and terror cannot go together and asserted that the Indian Army will give Pakistan a befitting reply.

22 Sep 2018 12:29 am
Jharkhand: State mulls on covering remaining 11 lakh families under Ayushman Bharat

Prime Minister Modi will launch world's biggest health scheme - Ayushman Bharat from Ranchi on September 23.

21 Sep 2018 11:51 pm
Ajit Jogi's party fighting for political space gets support from BSP which is losing sheen in Chhattisgarh

The BSP's performance has not improved in the last three assembly polls - it fell from 6.12 per cent (2008) to 4.27 per cent (2013). Jogi gets 55 seats, while the BSP will contest in 35 segments.

21 Sep 2018 11:42 pm
After returning to power in 2019 will not allow a single infiltrator to stay: Amit Shah

Shah recalled that his party remained clear right from the foundation of Jan Sangh to have zero-tolerance towards anti-national forces. 'We can't accept them', he averred.

21 Sep 2018 11:37 pm
Tension prevails in Bihar's Vaishali after shootout during Muharram procession kills one, leaves another hurt

'Three people were arrested and raids are on to nab the others. Police forces have been deployed in sensitive areas to maintain peace,' said Vaishali SP Manavjeet Singh Dhillon.

21 Sep 2018 11:26 pm
Muzaffarpur shelter home rape: Arrest orders issued against ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma's husband

The warrant was issued in an arms case releated to the Muzaffarpur home rape horror.

21 Sep 2018 11:20 pm
Did not lobby for post, says new Bengal Congress Committee President Somendra Nath Mitra

Mitra was reinstated to the post from which he had resigned 20 years ago at the same time when Mamata Banerjee quit Congress to form Trinamool Congress. He was the WBPCC president from 1992-98.

21 Sep 2018 11:12 pm
Deaf and mute girl raped, fetus aborted and burnt in Gwalior, doctor who ran the shelter home among six arrested

The primary probe revealed that the 24-year-old speech and hearing impaired girl was raped by the chowkidar inside the shelter home premises over three months back.

21 Sep 2018 10:42 pm
Gir forest lions death: Activists to approach SC over delay in translocation

It is reported that eight lions died of lung and liver infection, a lioness died after preying on a poisoned boar and three cubs were killed in a fighting.

21 Sep 2018 10:00 pm
Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project face another hurdle as financing agency JICA stops fund release

JICA had agreed to provide nearly Rs 80,000 crore for the High-Speed Rail Project, the cost of which was estimated at Rs 1 lakh crore, but so far, only Rs 125 crore has been released.

21 Sep 2018 9:36 pm
Indian government chose Anil Ambani for Rafale deal, says Ex-French President Francois Hollande

Hollande on a question about who selected Reliance as a partner and why, said it was the Indian govt that proposed Reliance’s name and Dassault had no choice but to take the company given to it.

21 Sep 2018 9:31 pm
J-K cops' murder fallout? India calls off meeting with Pakistan

India said that the situation at present is not conducive for any bilateral talks as Pak-backed terrorist outfits are still active in the Kashmir valley.

21 Sep 2018 9:22 pm
JNU to celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day', says its VC Jagadesh Kumar

'Observation of the Surgical Strike Day on 29th September 2018 by Universities is a welcome move to pay our tributes to the armed forces,' Kumar said. 

21 Sep 2018 9:14 pm
Patriotism not politics behind asking varsities to observe surgical strikes' anniversary: Prakash Javadekar

The University Grants Commission (UGC) had Thursday directed varsities and higher educational institutions across the country to observe September 29 as "Surgical strike day".

21 Sep 2018 9:00 pm
JNU to organise 'Nehru Memorial' lecture on BJP ideologue's birth anniversary; teachers, students edgy

Jaggi Vasudev, a Bengaluru based spiritual guru, will be delivering the lecture titled 'Youth & Truth.'  Majority of the students and faculties have already started protesting against having him. 

21 Sep 2018 8:44 pm
Bengal institutions won't celebrate 'Surgical Strike Day'

Bihar Minister clarified that the state government has utmost respect for the country's soldiers and their sacrifices but it will not support any attempt by the saffron outfit to politicise the army.

21 Sep 2018 8:25 pm
CBSE Topper rape case: Maha Panchayat to go on indefinite dharna demanding arrest of accused

A Maha Panchayat was held in Rewari today in which villagers from the area participated and lashed out at the state government and Haryana police for failing to nab two of the three main accused.

21 Sep 2018 8:20 pm
Chaos returns to Manipur University as over 90 students, six teachers detained in midnight raid

Armed cops stormed the boys’ hostels in search of some students who had earlier in the day allegedly locked up Vice Chancellor (in-charge) K Yugindro Singh and Registrar (in-charge).

21 Sep 2018 8:17 pm
Congress calls Modi government's Pakistan policy 'oxymoron', asks it to go

The party questioned the Modi government's silence that was resulting in "paranoia" among the security forces.

21 Sep 2018 7:39 pm
Heavy rain alert in Punjab this weekend

As per information received from the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the state is likely to experience widespread rainfall from late Saturday to Monday.

21 Sep 2018 7:36 pm
'Surgical Strike Day' stirs row, government defends move

UGC Secretary, in a circular to V-Cs of all universities, has instructed that colleges may organise special parades, speeches by ex-servicemen about the sacrifices made by the Armed Forces.

21 Sep 2018 7:30 pm
Bombay High Court allows abortion in 30th week as foetus found to have birth defect

A division bench of justices A S Oka and A S Gadkari also granted the woman's request to undergo the abortion at a private clinic in Nashik.

21 Sep 2018 7:19 pm
Mayawati's move in MP, Chhattisgarh triggers speculation about Third Front

Though the emergence of the third front could benefit the BJP most in the assembly and the Lok Sabha polls, but it would also weaken the prospect of the Congress in these elections.

21 Sep 2018 6:47 pm
Bengal school firing toll reaches 2; state education minister suspects RSS hand

Partha Chatterjee claimed that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh cadres were brought from 'outside' to foment trouble and politicise the deaths.

21 Sep 2018 6:39 pm
CAT sets aside selection by UPSC to 57 posts in labour ministry

The tribunal while setting aside the selections to 57 posts in the ministry, also ordered the Commission to re-do the exercise and publish the results after allocating 15 per cent weighage to intervie

21 Sep 2018 6:26 pm
Congress names Somendra Nath Mitra as new West Bengal unit chief 

The revamp took place after Congress chief Rahul held a discussion with the state leaders and AICC managers.

21 Sep 2018 6:22 pm
Congress demands probe in Skill India scam

The Skill India programme was announced by PM Modi on July 15, 2015 with a promise to train 40 crore people by 2022.

21 Sep 2018 6:18 pm
Bombay High Court: Ban on DJ, Dolby systems to stay for Ganesh immersion, Navratri

The ongoing Ganesh festival will culminate with immersion processions across the state on Sunday.

21 Sep 2018 6:17 pm
Mayawati's move give Third Front prospect in Lok Sabha polls

Though the emergence of the third front could benefit the BJP most in the assembly and the Lok Sabha polls, but it would also weaken the prospect of the Congress in these elections.

21 Sep 2018 5:53 pm
Seven Jammu and Kashmir cops announce resignation on social media after colleagues' murder

The three policemen who quit were a constable and two special police officers (SPOs).

21 Sep 2018 5:41 pm
Amit Shah accuses Rahul Gandhi of supporting 'urban Naxals'

Shah's comments come in the wake of the Maharashtra police arresting five human rights activists late last month for their alleged links with Maoists.

21 Sep 2018 5:26 pm
Manohar Parrikar government on course to 'die natural death': Goa Congress

The Manohar Parrikar government in Goa is on course to "die a natural death" and the Congress will form the next government in the state, the opposition party's state in-charge A Chellakumar claimed.

21 Sep 2018 5:20 pm
Six persons electrocuted in Assam; locals allege power department's negligence 

The incident took place in the morning when the victims had gone to a pond for fishing where they came into contact with a snapped 11,000 volt line. 

21 Sep 2018 5:13 pm
India a 'mixed picture' for gender equality progress: Report

The 2018 pilot Index report took into account six countries -- India, Indonesia, Kenya, Senegal, Colombia and El Salvador -- which represent 22 per cent of the world's female population.

21 Sep 2018 4:59 pm
PIL in Supreme Court challenging Article 370 granting special status to Jammu and Kashmir

The plea has said the special provision was temporary in nature at the time of framing of the Constitution and Article 370(3) lapsed with the dissolution of the J-K Constituent Assembly.

21 Sep 2018 4:57 pm
80 Manipur University students arrested for preventing Vice Chancellor from taking charge

The police action triggered massive protests by the students leading to scuffles that prompted the police to fire several rounds of tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.

21 Sep 2018 4:30 pm
Muzaffarpur shelter home: Arrest orders issued against ex-Bihar minister Manju Verma's husband

The warrant was issued in an arms case releated to the Muzaffarpur home rape horror.

21 Sep 2018 4:11 pm
Three-and-a-half-year-old girl sexually assaulted by school bus conductor in Madhya Pradesh

According to police, the incident came to light when the girl's mother spotted blood stains on her clothes on Thursday. After that, the child detailed the horrific inciden

21 Sep 2018 3:58 pm
Will UGC 'dare' to celebrate November 8 as 'surgical strike day', asks Kapil Sibal

Kapil Sibal asked whether the University Grants Commission would "dare" to celebrate November 8, the day when demonetisation was announced in 2016 as 'surgical strike day'.

21 Sep 2018 3:55 pm
80 Manipur University students arrested for preventing Vice Chancellor to take charge

The police action triggered massive protests by the students leading to scuffles that prompted the police to fire several rounds of tear gas shells to disperse the crowd.

21 Sep 2018 3:46 pm
No policeman has resigned in Jammu and Kashmir: MHA

Reports have appeared in a section of media that some special police officers (SPOs) in Jammu and Kashmir have resigned.

21 Sep 2018 3:33 pm
Seven policemen announce resignation on social media after their colleagues were killed by militants

The three policemen who quit were a constable and two special police officers (SPOs).

21 Sep 2018 3:28 pm
Chidambaram takes dig over India-Pakistan meet at United Nations

His attack came after the MEA announced that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will meet her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi on the sidelines of UNGA session.

21 Sep 2018 3:26 pm
Tributes paid to policemen killed in J-K's Shopian

The three policemen were killed by militants after being abducted in south Kashmir's Shopian district early Friday.

21 Sep 2018 3:23 pm
Isha Ambani and Anand Piramal to get engaged in Italy's Lake Como on Friday, say reports

While the engagement ceremony is expected to be held on Friday, the festivities in Lake Como are scheduled to last till Sunday, September 23.  

21 Sep 2018 3:08 pm