Political parties want to win at any cost: EC

August 19: All political parties are ready to go at any length to ensure a win in the elections, said Election Commissioner O P Rawat.

Modi, Shah to meet BJP CMs and deputy chief ministers

August 19: BJP chief Amit Shah has convened a meeting of party chief ministers and deputy chief ministers on Monday to get feedback on the preparation of ‘Vision 2022’, which Prime Minister Narendra Modi .

Notice to UP govt on PIL on Gorakhpur deaths

August 19: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the UP government to file a counter-affidavit within six weeks

Video of ’converted’ Hindu girl goes viral

August 19: Activist behind video says he is only showing plight of a mother and daughter

SC raises question on minor rape survivor getting pregnant

August 19: The Supreme Court on Friday flagged “issues” arising out of a law mandating doctors to disclose to authorities about a minor getting pregnant after rape and the parents opposing it.

20-yr-old maid raped in Hyd hotel

August 19: A 20-year-old domestic worker from Mahipalpur of New Delhi was raped by an unidentified person claiming to be a room service boy at a hotel here on Tuesday night.

Jaya’s kin object to TN move on memorial

August 19: Deepa, the niece of late chief minister J Jayalalithaa, and her brother Deepak on Friday said that AIADMK government cannot take a unilateral decision to convert their aunt’s Poes Garden residence into a memorial without consulting them.

Sharad Yadav to hold rival JD(U) meet

August 19: While Janata Dal (United) President and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar holds the party’s national executive meeting, rebel MP Sharad Yadav would hold a parallel meet at a different venue.

Wedding on rooftop, thanks to floods

August 19: Yaqoob Ahmed, a resident of Uttar Pradesh’s Baharaich district, about 200 km from here, wanted his daughter’s wedding to be solemnised in a grand style, different from ordinary marriages.

Adityanath targets Rahul, says Gorakhpur not a ’picnic spot’

August 19: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today hit out at Rahul Gandhi over his planned visit here saying the "yuvraj (prince) sitting in Delhi" cannot be permitted to make Gorakhpur "a picnic spot".

Three men booked under NSA for cow slaughter

August 16: Three men arrested in June for allegedly slaughtering cows have been booked under the National Security Act (NSA), a senior district official said today.

Aadhaar is fully protected: Nandan Nilekani

August 16: Aadhaar, India’s biometric citizen identification platform, is well secured and can’t be hacked in, said Nandan Nilekani, former chairman of Unique Identity Development Authority of India ( UIDAI).

DMK president Karunanidhi discharged after a minor procedure

August 16: The grand old man of Indian politics and DMK president M Karunanidhi, who had underwent a tracheostomy process, was admitted to a hospital on Wednesday for a medical procedure.

1984 riots: SC forms body to examine SIT decision to close 199 cases

August 16: The Supreme Court today appointed a supervisory body of two former-apex court judges to scrutinise the SIT decision to close 199 cases in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots matter.

Another suicide suspected due to Blue Whale game in Kerala

August 16: Another suspected case of suicide due to the ’Blue Whale Challenge’ game has emerged in Kerala even as state police is yet to confirm if the recent suicides are linked to the cyber game.

One dead, 7 missing after a boat capsized in Parwan river in Rajasthan

August 9: 20 year old woman was found dead and at least five people are missing after a boat capsized in swollen Parwan river in Jhalawar district of Rajasthan on Tuesday.

Sharad Yadav preparing a showdown with Nitish?

August 9: Senior Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav will embark on a three-day road-show in Bihar from Thursday amid speculation that he is preparing for a showdown with JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar, who has now aligned with BJP against his wishes.

EC upholds Congress complaint, rejects votes by MLAs; boost for Ahmed Patel

August 9: The Election Commission on Tuesday night declared invalid the votes cast by two Congress legislators in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat giving a filip to Ahmed Patel.

Ahmed Patel trounces BJP mountain to bag berth in RS for fifth time in a row

August 9: The cliffhanger of Rajya Sabha polls in Gujarat on Tuesday proved to be what it was slated to be, a suspense filled political drama

UGC plea to varsities on terror

August 9: The University Grants Commission has asked all varsities to organise a pledge-taking ceremony on August 9 to “actualise” Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s

Opp to meet on Friday, strategies to take on Modi govt

August 9: The Opposition parties will meet on Friday to chalk out post-Parliament session strategy to take on the Narendra Modi-led government.

Naval officer, on global wooden boat race, takes up no-tech challenge

August 9: An Indian Navy officer will embark on a solo-circumnavigation trip using a wooden boat without deploying modern devices on board.

RS washed out as Oppon protests over currency

August 9: Rajya Sabha proceedings were washed out on Tuesday when the Opposition created an uproar alleging that different kinds of Rs 500 and Rs 2,000 currency notes were being printed, calling it the “biggest scam of the century”.

Lakhs converge to take part in Maratha rally

August 9: Lakhs of people belonging to the politically-strong Maratha community had converged in Mumbai for the much-awaited grand rally demanding reservations in jobs and education

Chandigarh police summons Vikas Barala in stalking case

August 9: The Chandigarh Police today asked Vikas, the son of Haryana BJP leader Subhash Barala, to join the investigation into alleged stalking case of a woman here in which he is an accused.

Around 300 communal incidents this year: UP and Karnataka on top

August 8: Close to 300 communal incidents took place in the country in the first five months of this year with Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka topping the list.

State govt to take Ordinance route on SC/ST promotions

August 8: The state Cabinet on Monday decided to take the ordinance route to circumvent a recent Supreme Court order striking down the consequential seniority in promotions awarded to SC/ST employees.

Govt to import sand from Malaysia

August 8: A Mala­ysian company has been shortlisted for import of sand, a move the state government hopes will ensure availability of sand at an affordable price.

RS election in Guj: NCP will vote for BJP’s Rajput

August 8: Giving some anxious moments to the ongress on the eve of Rajya Sabha election in Gujarat, NCP MLA Kandhal Jadeja today claimed the party high command has decided to support BJP candidate Balvantsinh Rajput.

After Vaghela jolt, two Cong MLAs admit voting for BJP in RS polls

August 8: Voting is underway in Gujarat today for the Rajya Sabha elections in which Ahmed Patel, the influential political secretary to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi

SC dismisses plea for making yoga compulsory in schools

August 8: The Supreme Court today dismissed a plea seeking framing of a national yoga policy and making the practice compulsory for students of classes 1-8 across the country.

Woman stalking case: Police retrieve CCTV footage

August 8: Chandigarh Police has retrieved footage of five CCTV cameras on the route on which a 29-year- old woman was allegedly chased by two men including son of a Haryana BJP leader last week.

Minority status to non-Muslims in J&K: SC grants time to Centre

August 8: The Supreme Court today gave a last opportunity to the Centre and asked it to take a decision within three months on a plea to grant minority status to non-Muslims in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

2 types of Rs. 500, 1000 notes: Opp alleges ’biggest scam of century’

August 8: Opposition Congress, supported by TMC and JD(U), today forced four adjournments of the proceedings in the Rajya Sabha

Myth of opposition unity just a chimera: Omar

August 8: Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah has hinted at the BJP returning to power in 2019 general elections, saying the "myth" of opposition unity was just a "chimera".

Anti-defection law of no help to check cross-voting

August 5: The Election Commission’s reminder about the NOTA (None of The Above) option in the Rajya Sabha elections in Gujarat and other states triggered anxiety among major parties.

J&K govt attaches IAS officer after objectionable pics surface on social media

August 5: The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday attached a senior IAS officer after his alleged objectionable pictures with some girls in a hotel room went viral on social media.

Three LeT militants killed in Sopore encounter

August 5: Three Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militants, armed with latest AK-74 rifles, were killed in an encounter with security forces in Sopore area of north Kashmir’s Baramulla district in an overnight encounter.

90.83 per cent voting till 1 pm in vice presidential election

August 5: More than 90 per cent votes in the vice presidential election had been cast by 1 pm, the assistant returning officer said today.

BJP, RSS behind murderous attack on Rahul’s car: Congress

August 5: The Congress today accused the BJP and the RSS of being behind what it described as a "murderous attack" on Rahul Gandhi in Gujarat and claimed it was a "pre- planned" conspiracy.

Modi, Naidu, Sonia early voters in VP election

August 5: Parliamentarians queued up in Parliament House on Saturday to cast their votes to elect the next vice president.

3 injured in firing allegedly by Army personnel in J-K

August 5: Three persons were today injured when Army personnel allegedly opened fire at a group of stone- pelting youths in Bandipora district of Kashmir,police said.

Dialogue is the only way to resolve conflicts: PM

August 5: Dialogue is the only way to cut through deep-rooted religious stereotypes and prejudices that divide communities across the world and sow seeds of conflict between nations and societies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.

Nagaland CM seeks disqualification of ten NPF MLAs

August 5: Nagaland Chief Minister T R Zeliang has filed a composite disqualification petition to the state Assembly speaker against ten NPF legislators.

Four Spanish tourists among five killed in AP accident

August 5: Five persons including four Spanish nationals were killed and six others injured when their van was involved in a collision with a container truck at Punganoor, about 100 kms from here today, police said

Govt to enhance human milk bank facility

August 4: The government proposes to enhance the human milk bank facility which was recently launched in a city hospital, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Cong MP objects to Swaraj’s remarks on him

August 4: Congress leader Rajeev Shukla today took objection to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s statement calling him a supporter of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC)

Sikkim standoff: China says its restraint has ’bottom line’

August 4: China has said that it has shown "utmost goodwill" over the prolonged military standoff with India in the Sikkim sector but warned that its "restraint" has a "bottom line".

V-P poll tomorrow; result in evening

August 4: Ruling NDA’s candidate M Venkaiah Naidu is tipped to be India’s next vice president as members of Parliament gear up to cast their ballot tomorrow.

Sunanda Pushkar’s death: HC notice to Arnab, Republic TV on Tharoor’s plea

August 4: The Delhi High Court today sought a response from journalist Arnab Goswami and his channel Republic TV on Congress MP Shashi Tharoor

RS adjourned for brief period over railway station renaming

August 4: The renaming of Mughal Sarai railway station on Friday led to sparring between Opposition and ruling BJP in Rajya Sabha leading to a brief adjournment.

Pakistan increasing attempts to push in terrorists: Govt

August 4: Pakistan has increased attempts to push terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir through the border but there is a high number of casualties on their side, Defence Minister Arun Jaitley said today.

E-cigarette ban will increase smuggling

August 4: Ban of electronic cigarettes in India will increase smuggling of such products, which have no assurance of source and quality standard, according to Tobacco Institute of India (TII).

NIA custody of Geelani’s son-in-law, 3 others extended

August 4: The NIA custody of four Kashmiri separatists, including the son-in-law of Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani, was today extended by 10 more days by a Delhi court in a terror funding case.

Kejriwal backs rights of Narmada Valley displaced

August 4: The Madhya Pradesh government should ensure the rehabilitation of residents of the Narmada Valley affected by the closure of the Sardar Sarovar dam’s gates, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said today.

SC refuses to stay notification for NOTA in Guj RS polls

August 3: The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay a Gujarat state Assembly’s decision to introduce NOTA in the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for August 8.

Sanitation workers in Faridabad shed clothes to get jobs back

August 3: Nearly 160 semi-naked sanitation workers, who were rendered "jobless" after the HUDA handed over maintenance of certain sectors to the municipal corporation, carried out a protest march here demanding restoration of their jobs.

ED files chargesheet against CA in Rs 8,000 cr money laundering case

July 21: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today filed a chargesheet in a money laundering case against a chartered accountant allegedly linked to RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti.

Oppn for privilege against media for publishing expunged remarks

July 21: The Rajya Sabha today witnessed an uproar with Opposition members, including those from the Congress

Less than one doctor for 1000 population in India: govt to LS

July 21: India has less than one doctor for every 1000 population which is less than the World Health Organisation standard, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Railway ministry working with cos like Apple on train speeds

July 21: Eyeing trains speeds of 600 km per hour, the government is working with global technology firms like Apple to help take Indian railways to the next level, Union minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

Congress shedding crocodile tears for farmers: Govt

July 21: The Congress and the ruling BJP members today traded charges over the farmers issue in the Lok Sabha

Modi’s policies burning Kashmir: Rahul Gandhi

July 21: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today charged that the Narendra Modi government’s policies are "burning"

Centre blames Mamata Banerjee for Darjeelign unrest

July 21: The government today blamed West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee for the unrest in Darjeeling, saying her attitude and handling of the issue had "set the quiet hills on fire".

Considering amending law to allow NRI voting: Govt tells SC

July 21: The Union government on Friday told the Supreme Court that it has decided to amend the law to allow voting rights to the NRIs.

Teenager killed in firing in Budgam

July 21: An 18-year-old boy was killed and another person injured today in alleged firing by security forces on a group of stone-pelting youth in Beerwah area of Kashmir’s Budgam district, police said.

Cyber security a priority area for railways: Prabhu

July 21: Ensuring cyber security in day to day operations is one of the priorities for railways which is moving in a big way towards technology driven operations, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said today.

Shiv Sena dares Sonia to sack Siddaramaiah on flag issue

July 20: Attacking the Karnataka government for exploring the possibility of having a state flag, the Shiv Sena today

China aiming at unilaterally changing tri-junction status: Sushma in Rajya Sabha

July 20: China intends to unilaterally change the status of the tri-junction with Bhutan, which poses a challenge to India’s security, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today.

Shimla rape case: Bandh called by BJP affects normal life

July 20: BJP activists protesting the alleged mishandling of the Kotkhai schoolgirl rape and murder case today blocked several roads and gheraoed the state secretariat even as the shutdown called by the party affected normal life in the district.

HC asks police to file status report in Sunanda Pushkar case

July 20: The Delhi High Court today asked the city police to file a status report with regard to the ongoing probe into the death of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor’s wife Sunanada Pushkar.

LS adjourns for the day amid Oppn protests over farmer issues

July 20: The Lok Sabha was adjorned without transacting any business on Thursday due to noisy protests by the opposition parties against the failure of the government to help the distressed farmers.

15 killed as bus falls into gorge in Shimla

July 20: Fifteen passengers were killed and nine injured as a bus rolled into a 700-metre deep gorge in Rampur area of Shimla on the Hindustan-Tibet National Highway, about 140 km from here, today.

Kejriwal’s reallocates Sisodia’s portfolios

July 20: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reallocated his deputy Manish Sisodia’s portfolios, a move intended to sharpen focus on the AAP government’s priorities, sources said today.

Airlines can’t impose flying ban on anyone

July 20: Airlines have no authority to impose flying ban on anybody, including parliamentarians, and the law of the land should take its course, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien said today.

RS chairman accepts Mayawati’s resignation

July 20: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday accepted the resignation of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati from the Rajya Sabha member.

Let’s see how much inner voice of conscience prevails: Meira

July 20: Let’s see how much the inner voice of conscience prevails, Congress-led opposition’s presidential candidate Meira Kumar said today as the counting of votes for the country’s top constitutional post continues.

Explosive in UP House; NIA probe recommended

July 15: A dangerous plastic explosive was found in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly triggering a major security alert and prompting a complete overhaul of the security system in the Vidhan Bhavan.

Govt pulled up over NRI voting rights

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday pulled up the Centre for its failure to amend either the law or rules to allow voting rights to the NRIs through proxy and e-ballots during the elections here.

Apex court orders CBI probe into Manipur killings

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday ordered a CBI probe into the killings of over 80 civilians by police and armed forces in Manipur during the insurgency

Modification on cattle ban to be considered

July 15: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea for modification of its July 11 order, which noted that the Madras High Court

Nashik bears nature’s brunt

July 15: Nashik bore the brunt with the Godavari overflowing at several places with full force, and covered almost the entire state of Maharashtra

SIT arrests policeman for ’role’ in Amarnath terror attack

July 15: The Special Investigation Team, probing the recent terror attack on Amarnath pilgrims, has arrested a policeman for his suspected role in the incident.

Middleman charged, not Dhinakaran

July 15: The Delhi Police on Friday filed a chargesheet against a suspected middleman in the Election Commission bribery case, but omitted the name of AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran.

Display data on C-Sections, govt directs pvt hospitals

July 15: The government has directed private hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Services to “prominently” display data of C-Section surgeries and normal deliveries.

Oppn corners govt on China stand-off

July 15: The Opposition parties on Friday had tough questions for the government on its handling of the China and Kashmir episodes, but said they did not get all the answers they wanted.

SP divided over prez nominee

July 15: Opposition Presidential nominee Meira Kumar on Friday met SP chief Akhilesh Yadav and BSP president Mayawati and sought their support.

Myanmar army chief meets Modi, Jaitley

July 15: The commander-in-chief of the Myanmar Defence Forces on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Arun Jaitley, taking forward the bilateral military relation between the two neighbours.

5.56 lakh taxpayers come under I-T scanner

July 15: In the second phase of Operation Clean Money, the income tax department has identified 5.56 lakh individuals whose cash deposits post demonetisation do not match their tax profiles. The second phase was launched in April this year.

Govt invites suggestions on PG-level online courses

July 15: The Centre has invited suggestions from higher educational institutions, students and industry for the introduction of more courses for postgraduate students based on Swayam — a massive online open course (Moocs).

CBI on Bofors: Only SC or govt can reopen case

July 15: The CBI has cleary stated that it could reinvestigate the Bofors case only if the Supreme Court or the government specifically ordered it to do so.

China should drop road plan for troops pullout, says Centre

July 15: India will withdraw its soldiers from Doklam Plateau of Bhutan only if China does the same to restore status quo, the government told Opposition leaders here on Friday.

2 terrorists killed in encounter in Kashmir’s Tral: Police

July 15: Two terrorists were believed to have been killed in an encounter with security forces in Tral area of South Kashmir’s Pulwama district today, police said.

SBI to cut NEFT, RTGS charges by up to 75%

July 14: In a push to digital payments, state-owned lender SBI will cut charges on electronic transfer of funds through NEFT and RTGS by up to 75% from Saturday

Nagaland CM revokes Zeliang suspension

July 14: After turning down Governor P B Acharya’s directive to seek a trust vote by July 15, Nagaland Chief Minister Shurhozelie Liezietsu on Thursday night

VP nominee to be named soon

July 14: The final round of consultations between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top BJP leaders have begun, with the party’s parliamentary board likely to meet within the next two days to pick a candidate for the vice president’s post.

India rejects China’s offer on Pakistan

July 14: A day after Beijing offered to play a “constructive role” in improving India-Pakistan relations, New Delhi rejected the proposal, saying no “third party” could have any role in resolving its disputes with Islamabad.

Sushma directs officials to rush to Najran blaze site

July 14: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday instructed officials of the Consulate General of India in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to rush to Najran to help the victims of a fire.

Landslides in HP, J&K; monsoon revives in Maharashtra

July 14: Heavy rain on Thursday triggered landslides in Nagaland, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, affecting vast swathes of areas, while five more fell prey to Assam floods.

5-judge bench to decide on medical council

July 14: The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to set up a five-judge Constitution bench to decide upon the question whether the apex court-appointed Oversight Committee will continue to look after the affairs of Medical Council of India.

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