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Former judge Karnan taken to Kolkata by WB Police

June 21: Former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan, arrested from Coimbatore more than a month after the Supreme Court sentenced him for contempt of court, was today taken to Kolkata by a team of West Bengal Police.

SC turns down Karnan’s interim bail plea

June 21: The Supreme Court today refused to entertain former Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan’s plea seeking interim bail and suspension of the six-month sentence awarded to him for contempt of court.

Indefinite bandh continues in Darjeeling hills

June 21: Normal life continued to be crippled while Internet services remained suspended on the seventh day of the GJM-sponsored indefinite shutdown today.

Showers fail to dampen enthusiasm of yoga participants

June 21: Early morning rains failed to dampen the mood of thousands of yoga enthusiasts, who assembled at the sprawling Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan here today to perform asanas along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Amit Shah shed body weight, gained political weight: Ramdev

June 21: "Amit Shah has shed his body weight by doing yoga, but has increased his political weight substantially, giving tension to many."

Watch: Lion cub chased by men in Gujarat

June 21: A video of a group of men chasing a lion cub with one of them egging the driver of the vehicle to ’go faster’ and ’shoot it’ has sparked an investigation by the Forest Department in Gujarat.

Nearly 3 lakh perform yoga at one place, set world record

June 21: Nearly three lakh people, led by Ramdev, turned up at GMDC ground here on the International Yoga Day today to perform asanas, which the yoga guru claimed is a world record.

It is cycling for SP on yoga day

June 21: The Samajwadi Party today celebrated the International Day of Yoga by undertaking ’cycle yatras’ across the state.

Nitish backs Kovind ahead of Oppn meeting

June 21: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar’s decision to support NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind has put the Congress

Farmers perform ’shavasana’ in UP to protest govt policies

June 21: A group of farmers today performed ’shavasana’ or the corpse pose on a national highway to symbolically protest killing of farmers in Mandsaur and "anti-farm" policies of the Modi government.

Kerala man who ’joined’ IS reportedly killed in Afghanistan

June 20: A man from Kerala, who was suspected to have joined terror outfit Islamic State (IS), has reportedly been killed in Afghanistan.

Exiled Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s visa extended for 1 yr

June 20: Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen’s visa has been extended for one year, with effect from July 23, 2017, by the Union home ministry.

Kovind denied entry to presidential retreat in Shimla

June 20: Bihar Governor and the BJP’s presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind wanted to visit the Retreat Building, part of the presidential estate, during a trip to Shimla with his family late last month but was denied entry.

Prez election: Ram Nath Kovind resigns as Bihar Governor

June 20: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind has resigned from the gubernatorial post following his selection as NDA Presidential candidate and President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted it.

Tanker carrying ATF overturns, fuel spill hits traffic

June 20: A tanker carrying aviation turbine fuel (ATF) overturned near the Moolchand underpass here early today, with around 4,000-5,000 litres of the fuel spilling onto the arterial Ring Road causing massive traffic jam.

Swaraj dismisses ’rumours’ of being prez contender

June 17: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today dismissed reports that she was a contender in the presidential poll as "rumours".

Petrol bomb burled at CPI (M) headquarters in TN

June 17: Unidentified miscreants hurled a country-made bomb at CPI-M office headquarters in Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu.

Bodies of LeT militant Mattoo, 2 others recovered from encounter site in Kashmir

June 17: Bodies of dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Junaid Ahmad Mattoo and two others were recovered today from the encounter site in Arwani village of South Kashmir.

Police raid GJM leader’s residence, MLA’s son ’picked up’

June 17: Police "picked up" a GJM MLA’s son and raided the residence of another leader following an attempt by some party supporters to torch a PWD office in Bijanbari area here.

NC legislators protest use of force on students in J-K Assembly

June 17: Opposition National Conference legislators today protested in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly against the alleged use of force on the agitating students in the Valley.

PM Modi dedicates Kochi Metro to the nation

June 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated the first phase of Kochi Metro to the nation.

Tearful farewell to JK cop, who spoke of death and peace

June 17: In a chronicle of his death foretold, Feroz Ahmed Dar wrote, "Just imagine...yourself in your grave. Down there in that dark hole...Alone."

Killing of 6 cops by terrorists an act of ’cowardice’: Jaitley

June 17: Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said today that the killing of six policemen in a terrorist ambush in Kashmir was an act of "cowardice".

Curbs on movement of people in Kashmir as separatists call strike

June 17: Authorities imposed restrictions on the movement of people in many areas of Kashmir today as a precautionary measure in view of a strike called by the separatists to protest the killing of two civilians allegedly in security forces firing.

GJM supporters clash with police in Darjeeling

June 17: There were fresh clashes in Darjeeling today with Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) protesters pelting stones and throwing bottles at security personnel who retaliated by firing teargas shells.

Kerala mosque to deliver only one azaan over loudspeaker to fight noise pollution

A prominent mosque in the Muslim-majority Malappuram district in Kerala has set an example by curbing....

Vigilantes attack truck taking cows from Rajasthan to Tamil Nadu, block highway

A mob of at least 50 people intercepted five trucks near Rajasthan’s Barmer late on Sunday, attacking drivers and....

Trump ‘looking forward’ to meeting Modi; H-1B visa, terror, trade on the agenda

The maiden meeting between US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would “set forth a vision....

Yogi Adityanath’s Hindu Yuva Vahini plans to revive anti-Romeo squads in Gujarat

Controversial right-wing group Hindu Yuva Vahini, founded by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, is planning to revive....

Holy trees to stop unholy practice of open defecation in Gonda

June 13: One of the dirtiest places in India - Gonda - is going green to stop open defecation with the administration planting trees having religious significance in the hope of putting an end to the menace.

Rajnath to meet 4 NE CMs today to review security along Indo-Myanmar border

Home minister Rajnath Singh will arrive at Aizawal on Monday to hold talks with chief ministers of four...

Weekend tourist rush, road repair brings Shimla to halt

Headed for Shimla? Leave your car behind. That’s because the summer tourist rush to....

Kashmiri youth being misguided by those against peace, says Gen Bipin Rawat

Youth in Jammu and Kashmir are being misinformed and misguided by forces inimical to peace, Indian Army Chief....

BJP leaders who quit last week over cattle trade ban to hold beef fest in Meghalaya

Several ex-BJP members were set to organise a beef festival in Meghalaya’s Tura on Saturday evening, protesting....

Mob lynches ’drug peddler’ at Talwandi Sabo in Punjab

A 30-year-old man, suspected of supplying drugs to youths, was lynched by a mob in a village in Talwandi Sabo...

Much before Mandsaur, PMO discussed protecting farmers from price volatility

Much before Mandsaur in Madhya Pradesh was on the boil, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Office (PMO) had convened....

India’s borders ’more secured’ than before: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said today that the country’s borders were "more secured" than before and...

Let next president be ’Hindutva rubber stamp’, says Sena

The Shiv Sena, which has consistently been pushing for RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat as the next president, today...

Teenage girl ‘gangraped’ in bus in Tamil Nadu’s Salem, three including driver held

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by two drivers and a conductor in a bus near in Salem, the police said on....

5 killed in firing during farmers’ protest in Mandsaur, Oppn attacks MP govt

At least five farmers were killed and several injured in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district on Tuesday when police fired....

India, Pakistan can’t turn SCO into an arena for their fighting: Chinese experts

The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation will not become a platform for India and Pakistan to “internationalise” their disputes...

Tensions run high in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur a day after 5 farmers killed in police firing during protest

The government struggled to tamp down tensions on Wednesday in Madhya Pradesh’s Mandsaur district a...

Crucial Congress meet to discuss organisational elections, presidential polls today

The Congress Working Committee (CWC), the party’s highest decision-making body, will meet on Tuesday to ratify....

World Environment Day: Despite increasing green cover, India is losing its forests

“Do not erect a memorial when I die, but plant a tree if you loved and respected me,” Union environment minister Anil...

China refuses to back India’s entry into NSG, says New Delhi’s bid has become ‘more complicated’

China on Monday said India’s membership bid in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) had become “more complicated” under....

Four militants killed by security forces as they attack CRPF camp in Bandipora

Security forces killed four militants as they foiled a pre-dawn fidayeen attack on a CRPF camp in Jammu....

Maj Gen with Western Command dies after falling from bridge as golf cart overturns

Maj Gen Gupta was rushed to the Command Hospital with head injuries, but could not....

Army chief visits Kashmir for security review

June 1: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived here today to review the security situation and operational preparedness of the armed forces posted in Kashmir and along the Line of Control.

3 injured in Indian firing along LoC, says Pak

June 1: Pakistan said today that at least three people were injured when Indian forces resorted to "unprovoked" firing across the Line of Control.

Several factors responsible for decline in GDP growth: Jaitley

June 1: Several factors including the global situation were responsible for decline in GDP growth to 6.1 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2016-17

Navy sailor found dead onboard INS Rana in Vizag

June 1: A 21-year-old sailor was found dead with bullet injuries onboard the Navy vessel INS Rana in Visakhapatnam today.

Mamata criticises Modi govt for decline in GDP growth

June 1: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today slammed the Modi government for the decline in GDP growth and said her apprehensions about demonetisation had proven to be correct.

Militants killed in Sopore behind attack on police party: DGP

June 1: Two militants, who were killed by security forces in an encounter in Baramulla district’s Sopore area today, belonged to Hizbul Mujahideen and were behind an attack on a police party.

Civil services marks to be disclosed within 15 days: UPSC

June 1: The mark sheet of candidates who appeared for the civil services examination will be made public within 15 days, the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has said.

Out for golgappas, BJP leader robbed of laptop, camera

June 1: Some unidentified men allegedly broke the rear side car window of BJP leader Vijay Jolly and decamped with his laptop, digital camera and a few documents at Saket in south Delhi, police said today.

Eight Youth Cong workers held in Kannur for calf slaughter

June 1: Eight Youth Congress activists were today arrested in connection with the public butchering of a calf here recently as part of their protest against the ban on sale of cattle at the animal markets for slaughter.

Delhi court grants bail to T T V Dhinakaran in EC bribery case

June 1: AIADMK (Amma) faction leader T T V Dhinakaran, allegedly involved in the Election Commission bribery case, was today granted bail by a Delhi court.

Kerala to convene meeting of all CMs, special assembly session

The Kerala government today decided to convene a meeting of all chief ministers to discuss the Cent....

IPS, IAS & IFS facing discrimination in Nagaland

The Indian civil services officers are feeling a sense of discrimination in Nagaland as they are not getting a promotio.....

Tamil Nadu police have registered cases against eight persons, who allegedly assaulted a student in IIT-Madras....

Tamil Nadu police have registered cases against eight persons, who allegedly assaulted a student in IIT-Madras....

The DMK today came down strongly on the BJP-led central government over the ban on sale of cattle for slaughter

Kerala to convene meeting of all CMs to discuss Centre’s ban on sale of cattle

The Kerala government today decided to convene a meeting of all chief ministers to discuss the Centre’s ban on sale.....

Rajasthan HC wants cow to be declared national animal

The Rajasthan High Court today directed the state government to coordinate with the Centre and take necessary steps....

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..........

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