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Jairam Ramesh condoles death of Union Minister Anil Dave

May 18: Former Union Minister and Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today condoled the demise of Union Minister for Environment, Anil Dave.

Dave - A man passionate about river conservation

May 18: An expert in river conservation and a member of the parliamentary forum on global warming, environment was a subject close to the heart of Anil Madhav Dave who was appointed environment minister only last year.

Girls outscore boys in plus two exams in TN

Girls once again outperformed boys in the plus two state board exams conducted.....

National Herald case: HC declines any relief to Young India

The Delhi High Court today declined to stay the income tax proceedings against Young India Ltd in the National Herald .....

Modi assures Lanka of India’s support amid Chinese concerns

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today assured Sri Lanka of India’s support in its nation-building efforts, saying.....

Five persons thrashed for slaughtering buffalo

Cow vigilantes thrashed five persons who were caught illegally slaughtering a buffalo inside the premises of a private dairy.....

11.38 lakh students take NEET

Over 11.38 lakh students took the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).......

Kapil Mishra’s ouster exposes widening chinks in Aam Aadmi Party

The ouster of Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra, who was on the chopping block for some time, has once again exposed the widening....

Wings of two planes brush against each other

n a serious breach of aviation safety precautions, two Jet Airways aircraft on Sunday came so close on the runway at the Delhi airport......

Lady IPS in tears after Yogi confidante rebukes her publicly

A lady IPS officer, who, during her posting in Bundelkhand region, had instilled fear into the hearts of the mining mafia, was publicly rebuked.......

Kejriwal accused of taking Rs 2 crore from colleague

Sacked Delhi minister Kapil Mishra on Sunday accused Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal of taking Rs 2 crore.....

 Meeting on anti-Maoist strategy today

The anti-Maoist strategy will come up for a close scrutiny on Monday when Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh...

IITs to submit report on liabilities

The human resource development (HRD) ministry asked the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to .........

Sikkim’s upcoming airport raises hopes among people of breaking barriers.

Emila Shenga had set out from her home state Sikkim to take the civil service examination in New Delhi, but she never made it. A landslide on the only road that connects her mountainous state to the Bagdogra........

12-year-old boy from PoK detained by army near LoC in J-K’s Rajouri.

A 12-year-old boy from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) has been detained by the Indian Army after he crossed over into Indian territory along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district,...........

Dogs top predators in the Himalayas, have killed livestock worth Rs 12 lakh: Study

Dogs are among the top predators of livestock in the upper Himalayan region and have killed more farm animals than snow leopards and wolves, a study by Bengaluru-based Ashoka Trust for Research............

Woman gets 7-year jail for false gangrape complaint.

A Rohtak court on Thursday awarded seven-year jail to a woman who had filed a false case of gangrape and other offences against eight people of her family, including her husband................

From Modi to anti-incumbency: 5 factors that may help BJP make a dent in Left’s Tripura hold.

BJP chief Amit Shah begins a two-day visit to Tripura, a Left bastion, from Saturday. Over the next two days, Shah will hold a public meeting, interact with prominent local voices and................

Vigil up in Punjab: BSF on alert as tension simmers at Indo-Pak border.

With tensions simmering along the Indo-Pak borders after bodies of two soldiers were mutilated by Paksitani forces in the Poonch sector, the Border Security Force (BSF) is maintaining a high vigil......

After robberies, J&K bank stops cash transactions in 40 branches of south Kashmir.

The Jammu & Kashmir Bank has stopped cash transactions in at least 40 branches in south Kashmir’s Pulwama and Shopian districts following a sudden spurt in bank robberies by gunmen in the last few days............

Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan: Yogi Adityanath takes up broom to clean Lucknow slum.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath wielded a broom to launch a cleanliness drive at a Lucknow slum on Saturday to encourage people to keep their cities clean...............

Aadhaar being promoted by govt as ‘herbal panacea’ for all ills, SC told.

Those opposing linking Aadhaar to Income-tax returns and PAN cards told the Supreme Court that the NDA government was promoting the 12-digit identity number as “herbal panacea” for all ills plaguing India.......

Govt proposes three levels of punishment for unruly flyers after Gaikwad-AI row.

The government proposed on Friday three-tier rules for a national no-fly list in an attempt to crack down on ill-behaved passengers and powerful politicians who often abuse and bully staff for convenience..........

A Bihar panchayat slaps Rs 20K fine on youth for kissing woman.

Forcibly kissing a girl in Bihar costs just Rs 10,000! So, believes a panchayat in rural Bihar...........

Militants manage to escape as combing operation continues in Kashmir’s Shopian.

The massive combing operation by security forces in Kashmir’s Shopian district continued for the second day on Friday to track down the militants behind the recent attacks on policemen and political............

Rahul Gandhi finds a new admirer in Amarinder who says Congress vice-president fit to be India’s PM.

Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi had the “potential” to become the Prime Minister of the country. Amarinder further said the time .......

To secure 2019 general elections, Modi govt targets development of rural economy.

Almost every other month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a review meeting of the rural development ministry to keep the bureaucracy responsible for catering to around 22 crore people on its toes........

With $6.2 bn wiped off remittances to India, experts urge govt to talk to Gulf nations.

The World Bank said last month that remittances — money citizens send back home from working abroad — fell for the second successive year, with India recording the biggest dip. Experts say the signs......

14 dead, 28 injured after truck runs off road and falls into canal in UP’s Etah.

Fourteen people were killed and at least 28 injured after a truck drove into a roadside canal early on Friday morning in Uttar Pradesh’s Etah district........

Sonepat ASI shoots self after posting suicide note on Facebook.

An assistant sub-inspector (ASI) with Sonepat police committed suicide at the Murthal police station early of Wednesday morning.................

Massive anti-militancy operation launched in south Kashmir’s Shopian.

Security forces on Wednesday launched a massive anti-militancy operation at multiple places.........

Bilkis Bano gang rape: Mumbai HC upholds conviction of 11 men; finds 6 others guilty for tampering evidence.

The Bombay high court upheld on Thursday life sentences for 11 men for gangraping Bilkis Bano during the 2002 anti-Muslim violence and convicted six people for tampering evidence ...............

Indore is India’s cleanest city, UP’s Gonda dirtiest, finds Swachh survey.

Indore in Madhya Pradesh is India’s cleanest city and Gonda in Uttar Pradesh the filthiest, a nationwide cleanliness survey by the urban development ministry has found..............

WhatsApp to help Goa tourism department keep beaches clean & beautiful.

Tourists and locals can help the Goa government keep beaches clean by lodging complaints through mobile messaging app WhatsApp.....................

Abandoned bags near Army cantonment in Pathankot create a scare.

Two abandoned bags near Mamoon Cantonment area in Pakistan-bordering Pathakot created a scare early on Thursday as security forces went into a tizzy.......

Here is why justice CS Karnan faces mental health test today.

Will he, will he not? Probably not. Calcutta high court judge Chinnaswamy Swaminathan Karnan, who is on a collision course with.........

Mumbai bizman fights for his Rs 3.5 lakh used as bait to nail corrupt taxman.

A 72-year-old Mumbai businessman paid Rs 3.5 lakh as bait money on the CBI’s advice to entrap a..........

Pakistan violates ceasefire again, targets Indian posts in J-K’s Mankote sector.

Pakistan on early Wednesday opened fire at Indian posts in Jammu and Kashmir’s Mankote sector, targetting positions close to the area where two Indian soldiers were killed in a cross-LoC raid.......

Swachh strides: Sanitation, cleanliness improved across India, says government survey.

A government study has found that its Swachh Bharat programme has significant improvement, with 82% of people surveyed reporting that they thought sanitation infrastructure was better than before..............

In 41 years, infant mortality rate dropped 68% as Indian economy grey 21 times.

Over 41 years to 2016, a national health programme for children has led to a 68% drop in India’s infant mortality rate (IMR), but the IMR of 41 deaths per 1,000 live births is still worse off than poorer......

In hunt for Mallya, India gears up to answer concerns over its prison system.

Indian investigators are preparing to answer questions about how the country will protect the human rights of Vijay Mallya during hearings on the beleaguered business tycoon’s extradition..............

Centre’s Namami Gange programme hits Mamata roadblock.

Namami Gange — the Narendra Modi government’s ambitious programme to clean and rejuvenate the river Ganga — is the latest central scheme to hit the roadblock in Mamata Banejee’s West Bengal............

Cong leader Kharge new chief of Parliament’s public accounts committee.

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge is the new chairman of the 21-member Public Accounts Committee of Parliament................

I&B ministry to set up regulatory authority for private TV and FM channels.

The information and broadcasting (I&B) ministry will soon set up a one-stop regulatory authority to receive complaints against programmes on private radio and televisions channels and for broadcasting............

Gold digger: CISF constable helping smuggler gets greedy, then gets caught.

A gold-sharing dispute helped Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) authorities zero in on a head constable who was allegedly helping a smuggler sneak the precious metal into the country.............

India, Turkey condemn ‘double-standards’ in combating terrorism, to boost cooperation.

India and Turkey strongly condemned the “use of double standards” in combating terrorism and agreed to strengthen cooperation in effectively dealing with the menace both bilaterally and at multilateral..........

How India can respond to mutilation of Indian soldiers by Pakistan army.

Defence minister Arun Jaitley said the sacrifice of the two soldiers mutilated by the India’s neighbour in Poonch’s Krishna Ghati sector on Monday “will not go in vain,” with the army calling it a..............

While you were away: Top stories to bring you up to date.

Here’s a list of top 10 stories to bring you up to date. 1 - ‘A pre-planned operation’: How Pakistan army carried out an attack 250 metres inside............

Election Commission not happy with government’s stand on electoral bonds.

The election commission (EC) differs with the Centre’s view that introduction of electoral bonds will curb illegal money in political funding. Finance minister Arun Jaitley announced the proposal...........

‘Act decisively, go to extreme extent if needed’: Calls for action against Pakistan grow after Indian soldiers mutilated.

The Congress asked the government on Tuesday to act decisively against Pakistan, including going “to an extreme extent” if necessary, to respond to Monday’s attack in Kashmir where two Indian soldiers..........

EC cancels Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll, says situation not conducive.

The Election Commission cancelled the May 25 by-election to the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, saying the situation is not conducive for conducting polls.........

Our govt will listen to Mann Ki Baat of people, says Rahul in Gujarat.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi launched the party’s election campaign in Gujarat on Monday with a promise to give a government that would listen to `Mann Ki Baat’ of people while he took pot shots......

Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua on high alert after 3 people hijack car, rob driver.

A high alert was sounded in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir after three people hijacked a Tavera car on the Jammu-Pathankot highway after hiring it from Jammu on pretext of going to Kathua.

2.3 million pregnant women in Rajasthan ‘missing’ between 2011 and 2016.

Rajasthan lost track of 2.3 million registered pregnant women in five years since 2011 after they went off the health department’s radar, a comptroller and auditor general (CAG) report ...............

Recovery of animal trophies, cash: Forest dept launches search for national level shooter.

A day after the recovery of 117 kg raw meat, animal skin, cash and arms from the house of Col (retd) Devendra Kumar here, the forest department is searching for the army man’s son Prashant Vishnoi.....

Battling unrelenting drought, Kerala women dig 180 wells to quench thirst.

Life is wilting in large swathes of southern India under an unrelenting drought, but a motley crowd of ordinary women are also helping hope to sprout with their doggedness in the face of adversity..........

Two years on, CBI registers FIR for filing RTI using forged signatures of an MP.

Acting on a Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) complaint, the CBI has registered an FIR against unknown person for filing an RTI using the forged signatures of a TMC MP two years ago...........

J-K’s firebrand CM Mehbooba’s image is taking a beating over the current crisis.

The clamour for governor’s rule in violence-hit Kashmir is growing. Be it the opposition parties in Kashmir or a section of the BJP administration in Delhi,..............

India, Afghanistan likely to ink key motor vehicle pact by May to put pressure on Pak.

India and Afghanistan are likely to sign a bilateral motor vehicle agreement in May to put pressure on Pakistan, which is blocking New Delhi’s regional connectivity plans..............

Mumbai woman alleges molestation during tandem paragliding flight in Kangra.

A female tourist from Mumbai has alleged molestation by a paraglider pilot in Bir-Billing of Baijnath sub-division, Kangra district..............

Real Estate Act comes into force today, only 13 states notify rules.

The much awaited Real Estate Act comes into force on Monday with a promise of protecting the right of consumers and ushering in transparency but only 13 states and UTs have so far notified rules............

Karnataka BJP feud in open, spells trouble for Narendra Modi’s southern plans.

A growing feud between two BJP Karnataka veterans, BS Yeddyurappa and KS Eshwarappa, is threatening to spoil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hopes of conquering the state..............

Commerce ministry gears up to level ‘mountain’ of pending technology patents.

Facing criticism for high pendency of technology patents over the last 10 years, the Union ministry of commerce and industry has announced that it will take steps to expedite the application examination........

First fossil evidence of nine-million-year-old Pliopithecoid ape found in India.

Anthropologists have found clinching evidence about the existence of a primitive ape—Pliopithecoids—for the first time from India. The creatures, scientists said, used to live in the forests.............

‘Modi sir, please help’: Jet Airways passenger’s tweet triggers hijacking scare.

A Jet Airways passenger tweeted on Thursday that he suspected a Mumbai-Delhi flight had been hijacked, sending security agencies into a tizzy at the Jaipur airport.............

Protests after Meerut school ‘asks students to get Yogi haircut’, officials deny.

A number of parents are up in arms against an alleged directive issued by a Meerut school that all students must get haircuts resembling that of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to enter............

Lokpal can be appointed without leader of Opposition, says Supreme Court.

India’s anti-corruption watchdog can be appointed in the absence of a leader of the opposition, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, calling the 2013 law in its current form a workable piece of..........

Kupwara attack: Five reasons why north Kashmir army camps are vulnerable.

An attack on an Indian Army camp in Kupwara on Thursday that killed three soldiers on Thursday exposed, once again, the vulnerability of military camps in north Kashmir.................

Vijay Mallya optimistic, happy that action has been taken: Formula One driver.

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is upbeat about the future despite facing potential extradition from Britain to India after his arrest last week, the Formula One team’s Mexican driver Sergio Perez........

Pakistan captures 23 Indian fishermen off Gujarat coast.

The Pakistan Maritime Security Agency (PMSA) on Wednesday apprehended 23 Indian fishermen and seized four of their boats off the Gujarat coast, an official of Porbandar-based National Fishworkers’ ...........

BJP’s Mission 150: Inside Amit Shah’s 200-day plan to wipe out Congress from Gujarat.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Gujarat has drawn up ambitious plans to win 150 of the 182 assembly seats in state elections scheduled this year-end, emboldened by sweeping victories in Uttar Pradesh.....

Highlights: ‘Lives of middle class being transformed’, says Modi after launching UDAN.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday flagged off the first Rs 2,500-an-hour flight from Shimla as part of an UDAN scheme that makes air travel accessible to lower middle class families...........

PM Modi inaugurates maiden Shimla-New Delhi flight under UDAN scheme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday inaugurated the first Shimla-New Delhi flight under a government scheme to boost regional air connectivity..........

UP launches hotline to help youth radicalised by Islamic State, other terror groups.

If you think a youth in your family or neighbourhood is getting radicalised or influenced by extremist thought on the web, you can now call a government hotline in Uttar Pradesh................

As Modi arrives in Shimla, Delhi-Shimla flight to boost tourism.

With Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurating the Alliance Air Shimla-Delhi flight at the scenic Jubbar Hatti airport atop a hill, 35 km from here, on Thursday morning, Himachal Pradesh tourism............

Kashmir separatist leader Asiya Andrabi arrested from her residence in Soura.

Separatist leader Asiya Andrabi was arrested in Srinagar late on Wednesday night.............

Officer among 3 soldiers killed in militant attack on army camp in Kashmir’s Kupwara.

Three soldiers including an army captain were killed on Thursday when a group of militants stormed a garrison in south Kashmir’s Kupwara, a defence official said................

After 13 years, court awards two-year jail term in power theft case.

Amid the Yogi Adityanath government’s preparation to tighten its noose on power pilferers, a court in Aligarh has sentenced an accused to two years’ rigorous imprisonment, as well as a fine,.........

Yogi Adityanath scraps 15 holidays in UP, Muslims unhappy Prophet’s birthday features on list.

The Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled 15 public holidays marking the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities. Among the cancelled holidays are Milad un-Nabi.............

With Narendra Modi set to visit Shimla, apple politics hots up in HP. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposed visit to Shimla seems to have resulted in a political slugfest in the state of Himachal Pradesh, which is preparing for assembly elections...........

NDA vs Oppn: India might to witness tightest presidential poll since 1969.

The upcoming presidential polls in July may turn out to be the closest electoral contest of the kind since 1969, when VV Giri faced off with Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy...................

Sasikala banners removed from AIADMK office, OPS camp says ‘positive step’

Party workers pulled down posters and cutouts of AIADMK (Amma) general secretary VK Sasikala at its headquarters in Chennai on Wednesday, hours after the arrest of her nephew and the faction’s...........

CBI ‘worked hard’ to book ex-chief Ranjit Sinha over the coal scam probe.

The Central Bureau of Investigation appears to have worked round the clock to book its former chief Ranjit Sinha after the Supreme Court directed the probe agency to look into Sinha’s alleged.............

Man arrested for raping 19-year-old daughter over period of five years.

A 63-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly raping his daughter repeatedly over a period of five years, police said on Wednesday...........

BSF discovers 80 metre-long tunnel for smuggling cattle to Bangladesh.

The Border Security Force (BSF) found a 80-metre-long tunnel being dug through a tea garden by suspected cattle smugglers near the Chopra-Fatehpur border outpost..................

Bihar man strangles two-year-old crying baby for disturbing him in sleep.

In a fit of rage, an impoverished man strangulated his two-year-old crying son for disturbing him in sleep and threw his body into an adjoining rivulet at Belawadan village in Purnia district...........

Ex-IAS officers write to Raje, demand arrest of Pehlu Khan’s killers, end of cow vigilantism.

Twenty-three former IAS officers have written an open letter to Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje demanding the arrest of all those who attacked ...........

Attack on nomad family: Reasi observes shutdown, protesters demand ‘fair’ probe.

Following the alleged attack on a nomad family for smuggling bovine animals and the subsequent arrest and release of 11 alleged accused on bail, Reasi district on Tuesday observed a complete..........

I have faced a lot of racial abuse in India: Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla.

Lashing out racial abuse faced by northeastern people in major Indian cities, Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla says he himself was a victim of such slurs in various corners of the...........

India world’s 5th largest military spender: 7 weapon systems govt is buying.

India in April signed billion-dollar deals for the execution of two contracts to buy advanced medium-range surface-to-air missile .............

Madhya Pradesh: Dalit family defies upper-caste diktat, hires band for wedding.

Like any other parent, 45-year-old Chander Meghwal of Mana village wanted to give the groom a grand reception.............

DMK bandh gets mixed response in Tamil Nadu, Stalin held for blocking traffic.

A one-day shutdown called on Tuesday by the Opposition DMK in Tamil Nadu to express solidarity with the state’s drought-struck farmers has...........

Karnataka: Minor girl trapped for more than 50 hours in a borewell found dead.

A minor girl trapped in a dry borewell for nearly 54 hours was found dead on Monday night at a village in Karnataka’s Belagavi district,.............

66 deaths in a year: Elephants kill more people in Jharkhand than Maoist violence.

The Maoist hotbed of Jharkhand has another killer — marauding bands of wild elephants making a savage statement to assert their right to space and food..........

Yogi government’s market intervention strategy: A cool move or a hot potato?

In a first for Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Adityanath government has offered a support price for potato and promised to procure 1 lakh metric tons of this vegetable at Rs 487 per quintal as...........

Clashes break out between students, security forces in Srinagar college.

Clashes broke out on Monday between protesting students and security forces at SP College in Srinagar, police said...............

Chopper carrying Karnataka CM makes emergency landing at Bengaluru airport after bird hit.

A helicopter carrying Karnataka chief minister Siddaramaiah suffered a bird hit and made an emergency landing at the HAL Airport in Bengaluru on Monday shortly after take-off,...............

Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight carrying 250 passengers hit by bird, landing safe.

A Delhi-Kolkata Air India flight carrying more than 250 passengers was hit by a bird seconds before it was to land in the West Bengal capital on Monday morning...........

When PM Narendra Modi invited BJP CMs for a 12-point exam on govt agenda.

Thirteen chief ministers of Bharatiya Janata Party-ruled states took a 12-point test before Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who pitched for a fresh push to welfare schemes and better........

National-level netball player approaches Modi, Adityanath for triple talaq ban.

A national-level netball player has approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath seeking a ban on triple talaq, joining the growing chorus against the social practice......

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