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EC cancels Anantnag Lok Sabha bypoll, says situation not conducive.

The Election Commission cancelled the May 25 by-election to the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, saying the situation is not conducive for conducting polls.........

Our govt will listen to Mann Ki Baat of people, says Rahul in Gujarat.

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi launched the party’s election campaign in Gujarat on Monday with a promise to give a government that would listen to `Mann Ki Baat’ of people while he took pot shots......

Jammu and Kashmir’s Kathua on high alert after 3 people hijack car, rob driver.

A high alert was sounded in Kathua district of Jammu and Kashmir after three people hijacked a Tavera car on the Jammu-Pathankot highway after hiring it from Jammu on pretext of going to Kathua.

Erdogan must mind his business on matters relating to India and Pakistan.

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not find India falling short of its traditions of “atithi satkaar” and “mehmaan nawaazi” during his visit to New Delhi, but Turkey’s president would be well advised.............

2.3 million pregnant women in Rajasthan ‘missing’ between 2011 and 2016.

Rajasthan lost track of 2.3 million registered pregnant women in five years since 2011 after they went off the health department’s radar, a comptroller and auditor general (CAG) report ...............

Recovery of animal trophies, cash: Forest dept launches search for national level shooter.

A day after the recovery of 117 kg raw meat, animal skin, cash and arms from the house of Col (retd) Devendra Kumar here, the forest department is searching for the army man’s son Prashant Vishnoi.....

Battling unrelenting drought, Kerala women dig 180 wells to quench thirst.

Life is wilting in large swathes of southern India under an unrelenting drought, but a motley crowd of ordinary women are also helping hope to sprout with their doggedness in the face of adversity..........

Two years on, CBI registers FIR for filing RTI using forged signatures of an MP.

Acting on a Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) complaint, the CBI has registered an FIR against unknown person for filing an RTI using the forged signatures of a TMC MP two years ago...........

J-K’s firebrand CM Mehbooba’s image is taking a beating over the current crisis.

The clamour for governor’s rule in violence-hit Kashmir is growing. Be it the opposition parties in Kashmir or a section of the BJP administration in Delhi,..............

India, Afghanistan likely to ink key motor vehicle pact by May to put pressure on Pak.

India and Afghanistan are likely to sign a bilateral motor vehicle agreement in May to put pressure on Pakistan, which is blocking New Delhi’s regional connectivity plans..............

Mumbai woman alleges molestation during tandem paragliding flight in Kangra.

A female tourist from Mumbai has alleged molestation by a paraglider pilot in Bir-Billing of Baijnath sub-division, Kangra district..............

Real Estate Act comes into force today, only 13 states notify rules.

The much awaited Real Estate Act comes into force on Monday with a promise of protecting the right of consumers and ushering in transparency but only 13 states and UTs have so far notified rules............

Trump wants fair deal in climate pact, complains India, China pay too little.

President Donald Trump complained on Thursday that the United States was being unfairly treated in the Paris Climate Agreement and told Reuters he would announce a decision in about two weeks on whether............

4th Arkansas prison inmate executed in 8 days convulsed 20 times before he died.

Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in eight days Thursday night, wrapping up an accelerated schedule with a lethal injection that left the prisoner lurching and convulsing 20 times before he died......

‘PM in hot water’: How Pak media reacted to steel magnate Sajjan Jindal’s meeting with Nawaz Sharif

Indian business magnate Sajjan Jindal’s surprise meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has triggered intense speculation across the border, with the Pakistani media reporting that it could have......

Trump says ‘major, major’ conflict with N Korea possible, but wants diplomacy.

US President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the.............

London police shoot a woman, arrest four others in counter-terrorism operation.

British police said officers shot a woman and arrested four other people in London and nearby Kent during a counter-terrorism investigation on Thursday.......

‘Enemy will be captured, killed’: Afghan Taliban announce start of spring offensive.

The Afghan Taliban will target foreign forces in the country, the group said on Friday, as they announced the start of their spring offensive............

South Dakota man claims he found dead mouse in Coca Cola can, sues company.

A South Dakota man who claims to have found a mouse in a can of soda is suing Coca-Cola Co., saying he missed 60 hours of work and accumulated $1,000 in medical bills after becoming ill..............

Pakistan’s ISI supporting terrorist groups, refugee group tells US lawmakers.

Pakistan’s ISI is supporting terrorist organisations inside the country, US lawmakers were told by a newly formed Muhajir (refugee) group which alleged terror outfits like Taliban and al-Qaeda are............

Karnataka BJP feud in open, spells trouble for Narendra Modi’s southern plans.

A growing feud between two BJP Karnataka veterans, BS Yeddyurappa and KS Eshwarappa, is threatening to spoil Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s hopes of conquering the state..............

Commerce ministry gears up to level ‘mountain’ of pending technology patents.

Facing criticism for high pendency of technology patents over the last 10 years, the Union ministry of commerce and industry has announced that it will take steps to expedite the application examination........

First fossil evidence of nine-million-year-old Pliopithecoid ape found in India.

Anthropologists have found clinching evidence about the existence of a primitive ape—Pliopithecoids—for the first time from India. The creatures, scientists said, used to live in the forests.............

‘Modi sir, please help’: Jet Airways passenger’s tweet triggers hijacking scare.

A Jet Airways passenger tweeted on Thursday that he suspected a Mumbai-Delhi flight had been hijacked, sending security agencies into a tizzy at the Jaipur airport.............

Protests after Meerut school ‘asks students to get Yogi haircut’, officials deny.

A number of parents are up in arms against an alleged directive issued by a Meerut school that all students must get haircuts resembling that of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath to enter............

Lokpal can be appointed without leader of Opposition, says Supreme Court.

India’s anti-corruption watchdog can be appointed in the absence of a leader of the opposition, the Supreme Court said on Thursday, calling the 2013 law in its current form a workable piece of..........

Kupwara attack: Five reasons why north Kashmir army camps are vulnerable.

An attack on an Indian Army camp in Kupwara on Thursday that killed three soldiers on Thursday exposed, once again, the vulnerability of military camps in north Kashmir.................

Vijay Mallya optimistic, happy that action has been taken: Formula One driver.

Force India co-owner Vijay Mallya is upbeat about the future despite facing potential extradition from Britain to India after his arrest last week, the Formula One team’s Mexican driver Sergio Perez........

JFK diary in which he wrote ‘Hitler had in him stuff legends are made of’ sells for $718,000.

A diary kept by a young John F Kennedy during his brief stint as a journalist after World War II in which he reflected on Hitler and the weakness of the United Nations sold for more than $700,000.........

After new aircraft carrier launch, China says it needs to raise its military capabilities.

China needs to raise its military capabilities to protect its growing overseas interests, its foreign minister said, following the launch of China’s first domestically-built aircraft carrier.............

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