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Mamata backs Advani as next President but says will back even Sushma or Sumitra.

Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has said she would be happy to see BJP patriarch LK Advani as the next President of India but would not mind if Union minister Sushma Swaraj or Lok Sabha speaker.........

Yogi Adityanath takes charge as CM: UP’s Hindutva fringe feels empowered.

“A land where Ram and Krishna were born is now in safe hands. The dream of establishing a Hindu empire in this land now appears to be coming true,”...........

Sushma Swaraj comes to aid of ‘kidnapped’ Indian in Serbia, finds it was staged.

Hailed for coming to the aid of Indians in distress abroad, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday discovered .............

Corporate funds to parties: Govt created avenues for money laundering, says Oppn.

The Centre’s move to relax conditions for donations made by corporate entities to political parties has evoked strong criticism from the opposition, which accused the BJP-led NDA government of creating........

Beer, wine parlour licences get 3-month extension

March 24: LDF government yet to announce its new liquor policy

Man shot dead near east Delhi’s V3S Mall, killer on the run

March 24: A 29-year-old man was gunned down inside a car outside V3S Mall in east Delhi’s Preet Vihar around 2 am on Friday......

BJP’s Pramod Sawant elected Speaker of Goa Assembly

BJP legislator Pramod Sawant was today elected as the Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly. The 38-year-old BJP leader defeated Congress .............

SC to hear Babri Masjid demolition case tomorrow

The Supreme Court today fixed for tomorrow the hearing in the Babri Masjid demolition case in which senior BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi ...........


Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

In keeping with the BJP’s manifesto, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today directed police officials to prepare an action plan ..........

Second Rajasthan village votes to close liquor shop

People of Rozada in Jaipur rural opted to shut down the only liquor shop in their village, thereby making it only the second panchayat in Rajasthan to become alcohol free. ...........


Probe KfA, Parl panel directs AAI

A parliamentary panel has asked the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to fix the responsibility of officers who allowed the now-defunct ..........

Preparations on for Modi’s Russia visit

India and Russia have started the preparations for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to St Petersburg early in June.................

Govt to build toilets in 1 L madrassas, gives ’3T’ mantra

The Centre plans to build toilets in one lakh madrassas across the country as part of its efforts to revamp these traditional learning centres.......

Tharoor rejects online campaign projecting him as PM candidate

Former UN diplomat and Congress MP Shashi Tharoor has rejected an online petition campaign projecting him as UPA’s Prime Ministerial candidate ...........

New UP chief minister to be decided today; Adityanath, Maurya in Delhi

 

Newly-elected BJP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh will be meeting here today to elect the leader of the state legislature party..............

Govt proposes curbs on online pharmacies

The government is against the sale of medicines online unless e-tailers have a physical presence in the areas they serve..........

HC judge ’rejects’ bailable warrant

Calcutta High Court judge C S Karnan seems to have adopted a more defiant stand, “rejecting” on Friday the bailable arrest warrant sought to be ..........


Manoj Sinha likely BJP pick to head UP

With less than 24 hours left for a formal announcement, Union Minister Manoj Sinha appears to be leading the race for the post of Uttar .........

Trivendra Rawat to be U’khand CM

Trivendra Singh Rawat was on Friday unanimously elected the leader of Uttarakhand BJP legislature party, paving the way for the former RSS ...........


Nothing wrong in BJP forming governments in Goa, Manipur: Shah

BJP President Amit Shah today justified his party’s move to form governments in Goa and Manipur, where the just-held assembly polls threw up ...........


Former racing champion Ashwin Sundar, wife charred to death as BMW catches fire

Former national racing champion Ashwin Sundar and his wife Niveditha died in a mishap at MRC Nagar here today............

Twin explosions near Agra station, no injuries reported

Two low-intensity explosions occurred in Agra Cantt railway station’s vicinity this morning, just hours after Andaman Express crashed into a huge ..........


Armed forces fully prepared to meet any challenge: Jaitley

Defence Minister Arun Jaitley today asserted that the armed forces were fully prepared to meet any challenge and cautioned the opposition parties ....


Opposition demands removal of ’tainted’ WB ministers

Opposition parties in West Bengal today welcomed the Calcutta High Court order on Narada sting operation and demanded immediate removal of ..............


Military action against N Korea an ’option’: Tillerson

Military action by the United States against nuclear-armed North Korea is an "option on the table" if the threat from the rogue regime escalates, Washington’s top diplomat .............


India raises concerns with Pakistan over missing clerics

India has taken up with Pakistan the matter of head priest of Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah and his nephew ...........


Digvijay blames Cong leaders for Goa fiasco

Facing flak for his handling of the Goa polls, AICC General Secretary Digvijay Singh today said his proposal for a pre-poll alliance with Goa Forward was "sabotaged" by his own party leaders............

Encounter in Pulwama

A brief exchange of fire took place today between militants and security forces in Pulwama district of Kashmir. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation in Batnoor village ...............


Swaraj to meet aggrieved fishermen from Tamil Nadu

Concerned over the reported killing of an Indian fisherman and arrest of many by the Sri Lankan Navy, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj ...........


Fire in hotel; Dhoni, Jharkhand cricket team members rescued

 

The Jharkhand cricket team, including their skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, today escaped unhurt after a fire broke out at a five star hotel in ..............

Nizamuddin Dargah’s head priest among 2 Indian clerics missing in Pak

Two Indian clerics, including the head priest of New Delhi’s Nizamuddin Dargah, have gone missing in Pakistan, prompting India to take up the matter with the Pakistani government...............

Three accused in minor girl sexual abuse case surrender

 

Three persons, including the former chairman of Wayanad Child Welfare Committee (CWC), charged with covering up the rape of a minor girl allegedly by a catholic priest in Kottiyoor, surrendered ..........

Stalin condemns slipper throwing at Pon Radhakrishnan.

DMK Working President M.K. Stalin on Friday condemning the throwing of slipper at Union Minister of State for Shipping Pon Radhakrishnan urged the police to take severe action against the culprit.................

Na baithunga, na baithne dunga: With new challenge, PM Modi keeps BJP MPs on their toes.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is challenging BJP leaders to spread the party’s ideology to the farthest corners of the country. And he is doing it with a directive cloaked as a caution –..............

Patna petro-dealers threaten strike over robberies.

The Patna Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA), on Thursday, threatened an indefinite strike of petrol pumps................

Sushma Swaraj asks Pakistan to locate missing clerics of Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.

India has asked Pakistan for an update on the whereabouts of two Muslim clerics from Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah who have gone missing in Karachi, foreign minister.............

Rape accused ex-UP minister Gayatri Prajapati spends sleepless night in jail.

Samajwadi Party leader and former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati, who was arrested in Lucknow on Wednesday on charges of gang rape, spent a sleepless night in Lucknow district.........

J-K: Two militants escape after exchanging gunfire with security forces in Pulwama.

An encounter broke out between security forces and militants in Batnoor, Lassipora area of Pulwama district in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday morning.......

50yrs as MLA & 13 budgets: Kerala’s KM Mani going strong despite bar bribery charge.

Fifty years of legislative business and going strong. Kerala Congress chairman K M Mani (84), one of the longest serving................

Bhopal train blast ‘gift’ from Baghdadi, ‘announcement’ of Indian IS: Probe.

The investigation into the March 7 Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast reveals that it was meant to be an ‘announcement’ of the arrival of the Indian chapter of the Islamic State (IS). The ‘announcement’.........

EC vouches for EVMs, rejects parties’ charges

The Election Commission continued to vouch for the electronic voting machines’ credibility, even as the AAP joined the BSP to cast aspersions on the functioning of the ................

Amarinder Singh takes oath as Punjab CM

After steering the Congress to a stupendous victory, Amarinder Singh today took oath as Punjab chief minister. 75-year-old Amarinder was sworn ..........

Manohar Parrikar wins floor test in Goa

 

one from NCP voted in favour of Parrikar in the voting..............


Decision to ban Zakir Naik’s IRF was in interest of India: HC

The Delhi High Court today held that the Centre’s decision to ban Zakir Naik’s Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was taken to safeguard ..........

Rajya Sabha gives warm welcome to Sushma Swaraj

Members in the Rajya Sabha, cutting across party lines, today extended a warm welcome to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj when she ...........

This image of grieving 9-year-old boy becomes a symbol of Kashmir’s suffering.

A picture, it is said, is worth a thousand words and a photograph of an anguished Kashmiri boy with tears rolling down his...............

1.6-bn-year-old fossils found in UP’s Chitrakoot may be world’s oldest-known plants.

Fossils unearthed in India that are 1.6 billion years old and look like red algae may represent the earliest-known plants, a discovery that could force scientists to reassess the timing of when major......

Only two states, one UT equipped to treat sewage generated in urban areas.

Only three out of India’s 28 states and union territories in India, for which data is available, can meet their demand for sewage treatment...........

From British woman murder to Goa floor test: Top 10 stories making the headlines today.

The following stories are making the headlines today: 1) 28-year-old British woman raped and murdered in Goa, body found on beach................

Ahead of by-poll, Panneerselvam camp stakes claim to AIADMK symbol.

Former Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam met chief election commissioner Nasim Zaidi on Wednesday and staked claim to the AIADMK’s symbol ahead of the upcoming by-poll to RK Nagar...............

Demonetisation violation? Banks accepted over Rs 1 lakh crore lakh without PAN details.

In the weeks after demonetisation, banks across India received about Rs 1.13-lakh crore in “high-value deposits” from customers without valid documents, indicating possible collusion...............

Troubled waters? India fast-tracks hydro projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir.

India has fast-tracked hydropower projects worth $15 billion in Kashmir in recent months, three federal and state officials said, ignoring warnings from Islamabad that power stations on rivers.................

Bihar to relax norms for private varsities, amend Act.

The Bihar government is set to amend the Bihar Private University Act, 2013, to relax norms for meeting infrastructure requirement of new institutions.

Hard cash being disclosed must exist on payment date: I-T dept

Weeks before the new tax amnesty scheme closes, the government has clarified that any hard cash being disclosed must exist at the time of .............

Unclaimed bag found at Amritsar airport

An unclaimed bag was found in the parking area of the Sri Guru Ramdass International Airport here today, triggering a security scare. A Punjab .............


AIADMK announces Dinakaran as candidate for R K Nagar by-poll

T T V Dinakaran, the AIADMK Deputy General Secretary and the nephew of V K Sasikala, was today nominated as the party’s candidate for the RK Nagar .........


Policeman injured in encounter in Kashmir

A policeman was injured during an encounter between security forces and militants in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district today, police said...............


IAF chopper topples during training sortie

A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Air Force toppled while making an emergency landing during a training sortie from Bamrauli near Allahabad today. Both the pilots are safe.............

Absconding UP minister Gayatri Prajapati arrested in Lucknow

Rape-accused UP minister Gayatri Prajapati was today arrested from the city after remaining absconding for nearly a month. Senior Superintendent of Police, Lucknow, Manzil Saini told ..........

Centre moves bill for single tribunal on inter-state water disputes.

The government on Tuesday introduced a bill in the Lok Sabha that would pave the way for the setting up of a single standing tribunal to resolve water related disputes between states...............

CRPF jawan axed to death by Maoists at village fair in Chhattisgarh.

A CRPF jawan was on Tuesday killed by naxals at a local village fair in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district................

Rape accused ex-UP minister Gayatri Prajapati arrested, sent to jail for 14 days.

Police arrested former Uttar Pradesh minister and rape suspect Gayatri Prasad Prajapati from Lucknow on Wednesday morning, roughly two weeks after the Samajwadi Party leader went missing............

SM Krishna heads to Bengaluru, meeting with BJP postponed following sister’s death.

Former external affairs minister SM Krishna, who was supposed to meet the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leadership here this week in order to formally join the party, on Wednesday headed back to.............

Delhi has worst quality of living among Indian cities.

The Indian capital has earned the dubious distinction of being the worst city in the country in terms of quality of living for a second consecutive year with a global ranking of ............

Goa: Irish woman found dead in Canacona, one arrested.

One person was arrested in connection with the murder of an Irish woman, who was found dead in the fields of Deobagh beach................

One-way traffic restored on Jammu-Srinagar highway

After eight days, the strategic Jammu-Srinagar national highway was restored for one-way traffic on Wednesday as vehicles were allowed to move from Srinagar to Jammu..............

 

Modi favourite for 2019 Lok Sabha elections: US experts

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as a clear favourite for the 2019 general elections after the BJP’s landslide victory in assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand, top US experts on India have said............


Cong to move adjournement motion in LS over govt formation

The issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur is set to rock the Lok Sabha with the Congress deciding to move an adjournement motion today.......

SC orders floor test, refuses to stay Parrikar’s oath-taking

The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stay swearing in of Parrikar as Goa Chief Minister and ordered a floor test on March 16...............

BJP’s Manipur CM candidate to Goa politics: Top 10 stories this morning.

From BJP’s CM candidate for Manipur to Manohar Parrikar taking oath as BJP’s Goa chief minister. Here are the top 10 stories to bring you up to date.......

Manohar Parrikar overhauled defence procurement, sent strong message to Pakistan.

Manohar Parrikar’s 27-month tenure as defence minister has been eventful with several achievements under his belt, including the new Defence Procurement Policy (DPP), hiking............

Parliament Live updates: Congress to submit motion in Lok Sabha over Manipur, Goa govt formation.

The Parliament is expected to witness a stormy return on Tuesday with the Congress party moving an adjournment motion in the Lok Sabha over the government formation in Manipur and Goa..........

Former Congress leader S M Krishna will join BJP on March 15: Yeddyurappa.

Karnataka BJP President B S Yeddyurappa on Monday said former Congress leader S M Krishna will join the BJP on March 15............

Narendra Modi favourite for 2019 Lok Sabha elections, say US experts.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as a clear favourite for the 2019 general elections after the BJP’s landslide victory in assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand...............

Reservation row in Haryana: Jat protesters observe ‘Black Holi’; burn effigies of PM Modi.

Jat protesters in Rohtak and adjoining districts on Sunday burnt effigies of BJP leaders, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, and observed............

Irom Sharmila to spend a month in Kerala after humiliating election defeat.

Activist Irom Sharmila will spend a month in solitude in search of “peace and tranquillity” in Kerala’s tribal-dominated Attappady region after a humiliating poll defeat that saw her garner just..............


Manipur Governor asks CM O Ibobi Singh to submit resignation

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has asked incumbent Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of the Congress to submit his resignation immediately ................


Manipur Governor asks CM O Ibobi Singh to submit resignation

Manipur Governor Najma Heptulla has asked incumbent Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh of the Congress to submit his resignation immediately ................


UP electorate favour only 5 of 8 kin of former CMs, PM

The just-concluded Uttar Pradesh polls turned out to be a litmus test for family members of former chief ministers and even of a former prime ...............


BJP may go for a relative greenhorn as Uttarakhand CM

The BJP today hinted that it might pick a relative greenhorn, rather than a party stalwart, for the chief minister’s post in Uttarakhand where it recorded ..............

BJP ’stealing’ elections in Goa, Manipur: Chidambaram

Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram today accused the BJP of "stealing" elections in Goa and Manipur, saying a party which comes second has "no right" to form the government.............

Kashmir: Separatist leader under house arrest, Yasin Malik detained ahead of protest.

Chairman of the moderate Hurriyat faction Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was put under house arrest while Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front chief Yasin Malik was detained on Sunday evening to foil a..............

BJP used 7-phase polls in UP to polarise people: Chidambaram

Congress leader P Chidambaram today denounced the seven-phase election schedule in Uttar Pradesh and alleged that the BJP and Prime Minister ............

Election results: Why BJP’s sweep in UP could be ominous for Mamata Banerjee.

At the pinnacle of her political career, Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress boss Mamata Banerjee is a worried person after the election results.........


am being harassed: Jayalalithaa’s niece

Deepa Jayakumar, the niece of J Jayalalithaa, today alleged that she is being harassed to prevent her from contesting bypoll in R K Nagar Assembly seat to be held on April 12..............


Rajasthan schools told to buy books on Deendayal Upadhyaya

The BJP government in Rajasthan has directed all secondary and senior secondary schools to buy a set of 15 volumes on Deendayal Upadhyaya, the ...........

Choosing smart cities easy, implementing change will be the challenge.

Before 2017 ends, the NDA government will complete the process of selecting 100 cities that will be developed into smart economic hubs, under its ambitious programme to transform India’s urban landscape......


BJP gets support of 32 MLAs in Manipur

The BJP in Manipur on Sunday night claimed to have secured the support of 32 MLAs after getting the backing of NDA constituent parties and ...........

Bengaluru college sacks gay professor because ‘students are disturbed’.

St Joseph’s College, one of the oldest colleges in Bengaluru sacked Ashley Tellis, Associate Professor and an LGBT rights............

I am convinced you have lost your mind, Jethmalani tells HC judge Karnan.

Noted senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani has written a scathing letter to justice CS Karnan of Calcutta high court, embroiled in............

Gujarat govt to enact harsher law to protect cows, says CM Vijay Rupani.

The Gujarat government will enact a harsher law providing for life-term for those found involved in cow-slaughtering and...............


BJP to form govt in Goa with Parrikar as CM

 

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday staked claim to form the government in Goa, saying he had the support of eight MLAs in addition to the 13 BJP MLAs...............


Satyarthi’s Nobel citation recovered from jungles

More than a month after child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi’s Nobel citation was stolen from his house, police recovered it from the jungles near southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area.......................


Counting of votes begins in five states

The counting of votes for the keenly fought Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur and Goa will begin at 8 am.............................


Manipur Assembly polls: Congress ahead in 14 seats out of 60

Congress is leading in three Assembly constituencies of Manipur after the first round of counting, Election Commission officials said.....................

Congress ahead in 77 seats in Punjab out of 117

The Opposition Congress was surging ahead in 77 seats in the 117-member Punjab Assembly, followed by the AAP on 24 seats, the SAD on 23 seats and the BJP on six seats, as per early trends. Punjab Chief ...........................

BJP leaders credit ’Modi wave’ for strong showing in UP

BJP leaders today credited ’Modi wave’ for the party’s stong showing in the high stakes Uttar Pradesh elections. On the next chief minister in the state, they said the decision will be taken by the BJP ............................

Goa: Congress leads in 8 seats, BJP in 7 out of 40

The Congress was leading in eight seats in Goa and the ruling BJP in seven of the 40 constituencies in the state after the first three hours of counting of votes. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar is .......................


Punjab Assembly: Congress’s Kanwarpal Singh wins from Anandpur Sahib

Congress candidate Kanwarpal Singh won Anandpur Sahib seat by defeating his nearest BJP rival Parminder Sharma with a margin of 23,881 votes........................

Goa Assembly results: Dy CM Francis D’Souza wins from Mapusa

Goa Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza defeated his nearest rival Vinod Phadke of the MGP in Mapusa constituency as results began pouring in for elections to the 40-member state Assembly............................

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