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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......

Security guard at Jayalalithaa’s Kodanad estate hacked to death, cops say gang after documents.

A group of men hacked to death early on Monday morning a middle-aged security guard and seriously injured another at a sprawling estate in Tamil Nadu’s Kodanad, owned by former state...........

Saharanpur violence: FIRs registered after clashes between two communities in UP.

Two FIRs were registered against 12 persons and over 300 unnamed people in connection with two incidents of violence in Janakpuri, police said...........

Lalu gets Sonia invite, sparks speculation on opposition unity.

A day after Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar met Congress president Sonia Gandhi, RJD chief Lalu Prasad said he would soon meet the AICC chief for a stronger opposition ..........

A teacher’s mission: These students in rural Tamil Nadu speak the Queen’s English.

M Pushpa is a class 3 student at a panchayat union primary school in Kandhadu, a sleepy village tucked away in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district. And yet, when she parts her lips to speak........

NCERT to review school textbooks to update content; may include demonetisation.

The Narendra Modi government has decided to undertake a review of school textbooks. The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT), an organisation that assists...........

India-US ties stronger, defied change in governments: Jaitley.

India-US ties have significantly improved over the last few decades, becoming “stronger” and more “matured” and defying changes in governments in both the countries, finance minister...........

Tribal youths protest naked in Assam seeking rights.

A group of tribal youths marched naked on the streets of Diphu, the head quarters of Assam’s Karbi Anglong district on Friday seeking protection of their rights allegedly...........

Supreme Court questions Centre for making Aadhaar mandatory for PAN cards.

The Supreme Court questioned the Centre on Friday for making Aadhaar mandatory for procuring Permanent Account Number (PAN) cards.

Rajnath Singh to states: Take action against those who misbehave with Kashmiris.

The central government asked states on Friday to protect Kashmiris after incidents of violence and intimidation against them...............

Cheers! Khattar govt’s new rules to benefit bar owners.

The Haryana government has issued fresh instructions which will bring a major respite to the hotel and bar owners affected by the liquor ban in the state, including Gurgaon and Panchkula............

After drubbing by BJP, Mayawati seeks to revive BSP fortunes through civic polls.

Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) will contest the forthcoming civic polls in Uttar Pradesh on its elephant symbol, a first for a party which once avoided linking its name to what it apparently.......

PM Narendra Modi to give pep talk to BJP CMs; eye on upcoming polls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give a pep talk to chief ministers of 13 BJP ruled states at the party headquarters here on Sunday. Party president Amit Shah too will join them................

Colleges remain closed for 4th day in Kashmir

Classes in colleges across Kashmir remained suspended for the fourth day today and authorities discontinued teaching work in higher secondary institutions for .........

Assam students will now write Board exams under CCTV lens

The Assam government will install closed circuit television cameras (CCTV) inside examination halls to keep a check on rampant cheating in............

Pakistan playing dangerous game in Kulbhushan Jadhav’s case, says Parrikar.

Former defence minister Manohar Parrikar said Pakistan was playing a “dangerous game” in the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, sentenced to death in the neighbouring country on charges of spying..........

Live: Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derails in UP, Adityanath announces compensation.

Eight coaches of the Meerut-Lucknow Rajya Rani Express derailed on Saturday morning.............

Tamil Nadu women up in arms against liquor shops moving to villages after highway ban order.

More women are taking lead in anti-liquor campaigns in various villages with shops now moving to residential localities after the Supreme Court ordered ..........

BJP MLA Sangeet Som gets clean chit in Muzaffarnagar inflammatory video case.

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing riots related cases has given a clean chit to Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Sangeet Som in connection with a case of a fake but inflammatory..............

At BJP’s Odisha meet, Modi, Shah, Adityanath feature in the story of 74 lotuses.

The lotus is blossoming in Odisha, a coastal state that has a saffron hue for the party’s national executive meet beginning on Saturday. A garland of 74 lotuses was offered to the ...............

K’taka still remains a challenge for BJP

April 14: The BJP’s prospects in the April 23 Delhi civic polls got a boost as it trounced the Aam Aadmi Party to clinch the Rajouri Garden seat and retained four others in bypolls in as many states.

Lost to R’than govt, not BJP: Sachin Pilot

April 14: Accepting defeat in Dholpur, Rajasthan Congress chief Sachin Pilot on Thursday said that the party lost to the Government of Rajasthan and not the BJP.

Victory in state boosts Cong confidence

April 14: The twin bypoll victories in Karnataka have given Rahul Gandhi a confidence boost on resurgence of the Congress and taking on an aggressive Narendra Modi-led BJP.

 India for legal option on Jadhav

April 14: India is exploring the legal options available in Pakistan to save former navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav, even as New Delhi renewed its request for consular access to him.

BJP drubs AAP, candidate loses deposit

April 14: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday suffered a major setback ahead of the crucial civic polls in the national capital with its candidate for Delhi’s Rajouri Garden bypoll losing his deposit.

Cong retains Nanjangud, Gundlupet in bypolls

April 14: The Congress on Thursday retained the Nanjangud and Gundlupet Assembly constituencies in the fiercely fought bypolls which is expected to give a new momentum to the party to prepare for the 2018 Assembly elections.

Private schools in Uttar Pradesh asked to submit fee structure within 15 days.

The new government in the state, led by chief minister Yogi Adityanath, has asked all the private schools to submit details of the fees charged from students, payments made to teachers.............

Supreme Court wants Centre, Election Commission reply on plea against EVMs.

The Supreme Court asked the central government and the Election Commission on Thursday to respond to petitions asking for paper trails on all electronic voting machines (EVM) amid mounting.................

EPFO members to get loyalty-cum-life benefit up to Rs 50,000 during retirement.

Retirement fund body Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation’s (EPFO) subscribers will get loyalty-cum-life benefit of up to Rs 50,000 at the time of retirement for contributing to the scheme..........

India trade deal may not be possible as offers made not adequate, says Australia PM.

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull on Thursday said it might not be possible to reach a free trade deal with New Delhi, despite his and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s attempts......

2002 Gujarat riots probe: Supreme Court relieves SIT chief R K Raghavan.

The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed R K Raghavan, who was heading the apex court-appointed Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe 2002 Gujarat riots cases, to be relieved as the head of the team........

3 hours into Kashmir repoll, 1% votes cast in Srinagar, none in Budgam.

The voter turnout in the first three hours of repolling in 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabah constituency has been an abysmal one per cent...........

People in Arunachal living difficult lives under India’s ‘illegal’ rule: China daily.

The people of Arunachal Pradesh live “difficult lives” under India’s “illegal” rule and they look forward to returning to China, a state-run Chinese daily claimed on Wednesday as it.................

New non-bailable warrant against Vijay Mallya in foreign exchange violations case.

A Delhi court on Wednesday issued an open ended non-bailable warrant against beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya in a case of allegedly evading summons in a Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA)........

Govt busy protecting cows, not women: Jaya Bachchan in Parliament.

The government is busy protecting cows not women, said Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Bachchan..............

Dry days ahead: MP, Chhattisgarh all set to follow Bihar’s lead on prohibition.

Two BJP-ruled states in northern India – Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh – are all set to follow Bihar’s lead by effecting total prohibition...........

April 14 will be Good Friday, not Digital India Day, for Meghalaya.

The Meghalaya government has decided against observing Digital India Day on April 14 because it coincides with Good Friday, an important occasion for.........

ATMs running 30% short of cash 5 months after note ban: Is this the new normal?

Bank ATMs are appearing to be running dry again — a problem that vexed these machines after the government scrapped 500- and 1,000-rupee notes last November and triggered a cash shortage............

RSS rethinks cow protection strategy, asks gau rakshaks to shun violence.

Growing public outrage over cow vigilantism seems to have forced the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) to do a rethink on its strategy to save the bovine. The Sangh wants its cow protection............

Gujarat’s largest Muslim ghetto plans to set up modern shelter for cows.

Juhapura – the largest Muslim ghetto in Gujarat – has become one of its first localities to propose setting up a modern bovine shelter, 10 days after the state government made cow slaughter................

No excuse for terrorism flowing from Pak: UK defence secy ahead of India visit.

The United Kingdom needs to be more forthright on terrorism, particularly on terrorism that “flows across” Pakistan’s borders into Afghanistan and elsewhere, defence secretary Michael Fallon..........

Indian cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates rescued but 8 crew missing.

Somali security forces have liberated an Indian cargo ship from the pirates who hijacked it, but only two of the ten-man crew were rescued, authorities in central Somalia said Monday.................

Fresh cracks on Chennai’s Anna Salai spark fears of another cave-in.

Fresh cracks have emerged on Chennai’s Anna Salai, barely two days after a state-run bus and a car fell into a crater that opened up on the arterial road........

Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised at NDA meet: Five things you need to know.

It was Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s day out on Monday. He travelled to Delhi’s Akshardham temple in a Metro with his Australian counterpart, Malcolm..............

BJP’s Raja Singh booked for his threat to behead those opposing Ram temple.

Hyderabad Police have booked controversial Bharatiya Janata Party legislator T Raja Singh for allegedly threatening to behead those who attempt to stop the construction of Ram Mandir at Ayodhya..............

In Rajya Sabha, Congress alleges CBI, ED being used for political purposes.

Opposition Congress on Monday forced two adjournments of Rajya Sabha proceedings in the pre-noon session over alleged misuse of ED and CBI..............

Shiv Sena MP Gaikwad books Air India ticket, but travels to Delhi by train.

Shiv Sena parliamentarian Ravindra Gaikwad booked a ticket on an Air India flight from Pune to New Delhi for Monday but instead travelled by the Rajdhani Express from Mumbai............................

After Srinagar violence kills 8, Mehbooba Mufti’s PDP wants Anantnag by-election postponed.

Jammu and Kashmir’s ruling party asked the Election Commission on Monday to postpone the April 12 Lok Sabha byelection in Anantnag after widespread violence during a similar poll in Srinagar............

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

Here are the top stories of the day before: 1) Four killed as truck drives into crowd in Swedish capital A truck ploughed into a crowd on a ...........

Jharkhand: Married minor dodges husband, boards different train to escape.

Married to a man 24 years older to her against her wishes, a Muslim minor girl from Jharkhand’s Dhanbad district refused to return with him following her maiden visit.............

CRPF sniffer dog ‘Cracker’ dies in IED blast during anti-Maoist op in Chhattisgarh.

A sniffer dog of the CRPF died and his handler was injured on Saturday when a pressure bomb planted by Maoists went off in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district, police said...............

RBI slows remonetisation rate as govt cracks down on black money depositors.

Even as the government cracks down black money hoarders exposed by the recent demonetisation move, the pace of new currency notes coming into circulation has slackened considerably...........

In Uttar Pradesh, cops halt church prayer after Hindu group alleges conversion.

Police stopped a prayer attended by more than 150 people, including 11 American tourists, at an Uttar Pradesh church on Friday after the right-wing Hindu Yuva Vahini.................

One dies as CRPF vehicle hits car in Srinagar, protests break out.

Protests broke out in Srinagar on Friday after a CRPF vehicle on election duty hit a car, leading to the death of its driver and injuries to three others........

3 school students among 4 killed in road mishap

April 7: Four persons, including three students, were today killed while 10 others were injured when a school bus collided head-on with a jeep near Singhpur village, 75 km from here, police said.

Ruckus in RS over Naqvi’s statement on cow vigilantes in Alwar

April 7:Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s statement denying the lynching of a man transporting cows in Rajasthan by vigilantes today led the Congress to create a ruckus in the Rajya Sabha

Collision of AI, Indigo flights averted at Delhi Airport

April 7: A near collision was averted today as an Air India and an IndiGo aircraft came face-to-face at IGI airport here.

’Vande Matram’ row now rocks Allahabad civic body

April 7: The row over ’Vande Mataram’ has spread to Allahabad municipal corporation, where a proposal to make singing of the national song compulsory at commencement of proceedings led to protest by Samajwadi Party corporators.

SC hints at ordering joint trial in Babri case

The Supreme Court on Thursday hinted at ordering a consolidated trial “to do complete justice” in two separate cases relating to the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition.............

Decks cleared for GST rollout

Decks were cleared for rollout of the landmark Goods and Services Tax from July 1 as Parliament on Thursday passed the supporting GST laws. ...........

Rain triggers floods in Kashmir

Two people died and three soldiers went missing as incessant rain and untimely snowfall created a flood-like situation and triggered avalanches in Kashmir on Thursday ............

Gaikwad finally voices regret over Air India incident

After remaining defiant since he assaulted an Air India employee on March 23, Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad on Thursday expressed ...........

Water level in Jhelum recede as rain stops

Water level in river Jhelum and it’s tributaries started to recede today after rainfall stopped last night, easing flood fears in Kashmir ...........

Gaikwad poses threat to flight safety: AI cabin staff

The Air India Cabin Crew Association has said Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad must not be allowed to fly until he tenders an ............

Another case against Prashant Bhushan for his controversial tweet on Krishna.

Lawyer-politician Prashant Bhushan has been booked in Muzaffarnagar for hurting religious sentiments over his “offensive” remarks against Hindu god Krishna........

Will stop flights from Mumbai: Shiv Sena MPs defend Ravindra Gaikwad.

The Shiv Sena threatened on Thursday to stop all flights from Mumbai in protest against the grounding of its controversial lawmaker Ravindra Gaikwad, who drew widespread condemnation.........

Cattle protection campaign a milch cow for Hindu nationalists.

The killing of a Haryana Muslim dairy farmer who and four others were attacked in Alwar on April 1 by an alleged right-wing Hindu group while transporting cattle purchased in Jaipur..............

10 things Ravindra Gaikwad said in LS: Was treated like Mahatma Gandhi who was thrown out of train.

Controversial Shiv Sena lawmaker Ravindra Gaikwad attempted on Thursday to defend himself from criticism for thrashing an Air India employee last month. The Osmanabad MP told Parliament............

10 major decisions taken by Yogi Adityanath after taking over as UP chief minister.

Here is a list of things he ordered: 1.Farm loans worth Rs 36,359 crore waived ............

Heavy rains, snowfall triggers flood-like situation in Jammu and Kashmir.

Incessant rain and untimely snowfall in the plains on Thursday caused a flood-like situation in Jammu and Kashmir, even though the Met office said there would be overall improvement in weather from Friday........

Fortuner, Scorpio, snow scooter: India ups vehicle power along China border.

Indian troops are now matching the Chinese army in engine power of the vehicles they use............

The Dalai Lama consecrates monastery in Arunachal Pradesh.

Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama has consecrated a Buddhist monastery for religious purposes in India’s remote northeast, ignoring Chinese warning that his visit to a disputed .............

HC says choice of food right to life, UP has 10 days for slaughterhouse plan.

Choice of food and trade in foodstuff were part of right to life, the Allahabad high court has said, giving the UP government 10 days to draw up a plan so that its crackdown on illegal abattoirs..........

Train fares may rise as cabinet clears setting up of rail regulator.

Rail fares are likely to go up in coming months, with the Union cabinet on Wednesday having cleared the long-pending proposal to set up a Rail Development Authority, which will determine goods............

Odisha: Six-year-old girl hits crocodile with a bamboo stick to save friend.

A girl at a village in Kendrapara district saved her schoolmate from an estuarine crocodile attack in Odisha.............

African envoys’ statement on attacks painful; can’t call assaults racist till probe is over: Sushma Swaraj.

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Thursday the statement made by African envoys on a string of attacks on African students in Greater Noida in Uttar Pradesh..............

50 radicalised Indians have crossed over: Sushma Swaraj tells Lok Sabha.

Fifty radicalised Indian youth have crossed over to the “other side”, but the Indian ethos and culture have ensured that the menace has not taken dangerous proportions in the country........

Stop Dalai Lama’s Arunachal visit immediately, take concrete steps to help relations, China tells India.

China on Wednesday demanded that India immediately stop the Dalai Lama’s ongoing visit to Arunachal Pradesh, saying by “obstinately” arranging the visit to the “disputed region”, New Delhi had............

MLA Vishwajit Rane who quit Congress after Goa election will join BJP tomorrow.

Former Goa Congress MLA Vishwajit Rane, who defied the party whip to vote against the trust motion of chief minister Manohar Parrikar last month, will join the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday,.............

Seven killed in explosion at illegal firecracker factory in Madhya Pradesh’s Datia.

At least 7 people were killed and several injured on Thursday in an explosion at an illegal firecracker factory inside a house in Seonda area of Datia district of Madhya Pradesh, police said........

Indian, Pakistani armies trade heavy fire in Poonch.

With no let up in truce violations, Pakistani troops on Wednesday shelled Indian posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Degwar, Malti, Khari Karmara and Tarkundi areas of Poonch sector,............

Extra security provided to Indian diplomats posted in conflict zones: Sushma.

Indian diplomats posted in conflict zones abroad are being provided additional security, depending on the assessment of the local security situation, external ..........

Happy BJP forced to see reason; it’s a partial relief for farmers: Rahul Gandhi on UP’s farm loan waiver.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Wednesday the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to waive off crop loans of up to Rs 1 lakh of small and marginal farmers in the state is a “partial relief”...........

India playing Dalai Lama card, won’t allow it a free ride: Chinese media.

The Chinese state media lashed out at India on Wednesday, a day after the Dalai Lama started his Arunachal Pradesh visit, saying China will not allow New Delhi a “free ride” on its economic growth........

 Engineering student jumps from 19th floor suite of Taj Hotel in Mumbai

A 24-year-old college student allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 19th floor of a star hotel in suburban Bandra, police said........

Kishori Amonkar: Legendary Indian singer dies

Renowned Indian singer Kishori Amonkar has died at the age of age 86.......

Iran releases 15 Indian fishermen: Swaraj

 

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj today said that Iran has released 15 Indian fishermen who were detained with their Bahraini boats last year......


Jawan found in possession of two grenades, arrested

An army jawan was today arrested from the international airport here following recovery of two grenades from his possession..........


Water levels in southern state reservoirs dip

As the sweltering heatwave sweeps the country, water levels in reservoirs in the southern states are fast depleting. ............


Subsidised LPG price increased by Rs 5.57

Subsidised LPG price was hiked by Rs 5.57 per cylinder.Also, the rate of non-subsidised cooking gas has been cut by Rs 14.50 per cylinder .........


Security marks of banknotes may change every 3-4 yrs

To check counterfeiting, the government plans to change security features of higher denomination banknotes of Rs 2,000 and Rs 500 every ...........


Liquor vends go high and dry

Thousands of liquor vends, clubs and pubs went high and dry as authorities went full steam to enforce a Supreme Court order banning liquor sale ...........


Rs 10,000-cr jolt to TN

With the immediate closure of more than 3,000 liquor shops along the state and national highways following a Supreme Court order, the Tamil ........

Shani Shingnapur temple: A year after breakthrough moment, local women stick to entry ban.

Exactly a year ago many in the country cheered the daring of Trupti Desai who led women activists from Maharashtra to make history by breaking a six-decade-old tradition and enter the sanctum of the Shani Shingnapur temple....................

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