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Whistleblower bar owner under pressure, Kerala orders probe

Kerala bar owner Biju Ramesh, 50, who blew the lid on Finance Minister K.M. Mani’s demand of Rs.5 crore for allowing closed bars to remain open

Modi’s ’Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme begins

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ’Mann Ki Baat’ radio programme began Sunday morning.

Fire damages major portion of Shimla heritage building 

Shimla, Nov 1 A major portion of a heritage building in this town, once the summer capital of the British India, was damaged

Foundation stone of Agra theme park in February

Lucknow, Nov 1 A theme park with seven segments depicting the history of India will soon come up in Agra

Rajani Sankaran to officiate as BHAVINI CMD

With the central government yet to decide on the person to head it, India’s fast breeder reactor power company

Six die as boat capsizes in Bihar

At least six people, including three children, were killed and five others went missing when a boat capsized in Bihar’s Jamui district Saturday, police said.

Online campaign seeks reopening of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases

The central government was Saturday asked to reopen all closed cases and re-investigate the 1984 massacre of over 3,000 Sikhs following the assassination of the then prime minister Indira Gandhi.

Odisha imposes fishing ban for turtle nesting

The Odisha government Saturday imposed a seven-month fishing ban along its coast to protect endangered Olive Ridley sea turtles which come to the state beaches for mass nesting every winter

Italian origin woman accuses sadhu of harassing her

Authorities here Saturday launched a probe after a 65-year-old Italian origin woman accused a sadhu of harassing her and making lewd gestures.

Man stabbed his wife in UP court

A man has stabbed his wife in a court in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district, police said.

PM greets people of Karnataka on ’Kannada Rajyotsava’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday greeted people of Karnataka on their state formation day - Kannada Rajyotsava.

’Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat’ video crosses 1 mn hits on YouTube

A music video dedicated to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s "Swachh Bharat Abhiyan" (Clean India Campaign) has crossed one million hits on YouTube.

Polling stations to be shifted in Jammu and Kashmir

The polling stations situated near the border in Jammu and Kashmir would be shifted to safer places if Pakistani forces attempt to disrupt the state assembly election, an official said Saturday.

Assam bandh: Normal life hit; over 70 detained, released

Normal life was affected across Assam Friday in the wake of a Bajrang Dal-sponsored 12-hour dawn-to-dusk bandh to press for the arrest of AIUDF chief Badaruddin Ajmal

New computerised driving-testing system to eliminate corruption

A camera-based innovative driving testing system that will ensure a technology-oriented assessment of the driving quality of license-seekers without human intervention will be inaugurated by union Road Transport

Build on Patel’s legacy, exhorts Modi

Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel gave us one nation and it is now for us to turn it into a superior India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Friday at an event to mark the birth anniversary of the country’s first home minister.

Shiv Sena to boycott Fadnavis oath ceremony

The Shiv Sena Friday announced a complete boycott of the swearing-in ceremony of the first BJP government in Maharashtra, scheduled later in the day.

Rajnath Singh flags off unity rally in Hyderabad

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Friday flagged off ’Run for Unity’ here to mark the birth anniversary of India’s first home minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Can never forget Sardar Patel’s role in uniting India: Modi

The country can never forget Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s contribution in uniting the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said here Friday.

Inviting Sharif, not Modi to Jama Masjid: Shahi Imam (Second Lead)

New Delhi, Oct 30 The Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid Thursday said he was inviting Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif but not Narendra Modi to mark his son’s annointment as the Naib Imam,...

30 years after Indira, Congress pale shadow of former self (Thirty years after Indira Gandhi’s assassination)

New Delhi, Oct 30 Thirty years after it lost its charismatic leader Indira Gandhi to the bullets of assassins, the Congress appears a much weakened political force...

Arvind Mayaram moved again, now to minority affairs

New Delhi, Oct 30 Within days of being moved from the finance ministry to tourism, Arvind Mayaram was Thursday transferred to the minority affairs ministry as secretary.


Nita Ambani invited to US cancer institute board

Mumbai, Oct 30 Reliance Foundation chairperson Nita Ambani has been invited to join the board of visitors at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Centre, as it leads the global fight against this killer disease and in helping affected families.

’Rubber cultivation in northeast vital to meet demand’

Agartala, Oct 30 The Rubber Board has decided to expand cultivation of rubber in non-traditional areas of northeastern region to meet the increasing demand, an official said Thursday.

Not inviting Modi for son’s anointment: Jama Masjid’s Shahi Imam

The Shahi Imam of Delhi’s Jama Masjid, Syed Ahmed Bukhari Friday said he has not invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his son’s anointment as the next chief cleric.

Finally, Shiv Sena welcomes Fadnavis as new CM

The Shiv Sena Thursday said it "wholeheartedly welcomes" Devendra Fadnavis as the new chief minister-designate of Maharashtra, two days after the BJP anointed him.

Kerala welcomes centre’s viability gap funding for port

With the central government clearing Rs.800 crore as viability gap funding (VGF) for the proposed Vizhinjam port in Kerala, construction work is expected to begin very soon, a minister said here Thursday.

Proposal to legalise prostitution to be placed before SC panel: NCW

National Commission for Women (NCW) Chief Lalitha Kumaramangalam Wednesday said that proposal for legalising prostitution in India will be placed before the Supreme Court constituted panel Nov 8.

India failed to prosecute anti-Sikh riot perpetrators: HRW

India has failed in punishing those responsible for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots and it reflects the country’s "weak efforts" to fight communal violence

Police say no to ’Kiss of Love’ event

Police have denied permission for holding a "kissing session" at the Marine Drive here Sunday evening, meant to counter the increasing instances of moral policing in the state.

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