Monday, June 13, 2016

Raja | A swinging festival of Odisha

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There are many festivals observed on many accessions in different different section of world. Festivals are main cause of economic development, social harmony, religious discipline and more over the rejoicing part of human beings. Most of time we celebrate festivals which we don't feel part of it and in such cases we create harmony with other religion and society. Most of festivals are mean to celebrate a particular view of the society which was followed long long time and in this cases the culture of society reflects how much it is particular to its culture and life. So there are many reasons among people to celebrate festivals. Festivals are different different types such as some are occassional, some are seasonal, some are continental, some are placial, some are religious etc. Here we are going to describe such a festival which is much much seasonal and very enjoyable but not so much adorable that means not so extravaganza. We could describe it briefly but as it a requirement of our exam aspirants we will go deep through it. So let's enjoy it through reading only.
Yes, definitely enjoyable if you have a festival with some fun activity like swinging! Most of us like swinging in the air and dreaming full life! If you have a chance of three days no work, visiting favourite places, preparing favourite delicacies and mostly enjoying with swings then what you will feel in these days. Of course there is no word to explain the rejoicing moment of life and here is such a festival which would bring you a memory full of life - 'The Raza' - A three day swinging festival. There is no date back to the starting of this festival as it is fully cultural and may be very old from ancestors to ancestors. It is a seasonal festival and mostly happens in the month of Asadha of Hindu Lunar Calendar. Yes it is a three day festival started in the mid of June when Sun transit to the Zodiac Mithuna(Gemini) mostly on 14th June to 16th June. Actually this is a Five day Festival including preparation to inauguration of cultivation on earth. As people enjoy three days in between so it is called as a three day festival.

Reason behind the festival 

The festival started with a holly aspiration to celebrate the puberty of the mother earth which commenced with the first rain drop of Rainy Season sinked to the earth after a full hot summer. The farmers who plaughed his crop field and waiting for the rain feel a merry happy, the people feel relax from hot summer. This is the perfect time to sow seeds in the crop field for Kharif Crops(Monsoon Crops) which required so much water to grow crops within the next four months of Monsoon Season. This is the main cause which make this festival happen in this season. In astrology this is the cause of Mithuna(Zodiac Gemini) Sankranti the king of Kama(The sex) and which brings the sensational rain starting from this day.
Lord Jagannath with devi Bhudevi
In mythology it is believed that mother goddess Earth the divine wife of lord Vishnu undergoes early menstruation period in these three days and the fourth day people called it as Vasumathi Snana. The word Raja comes from Rajabatee which means menstruating woman. In the Puri Lord Jagannath Temple of Odisha it is celebrated by worshiping Bhudevi the wife of Lord Jagannath which still found aside Lord Jagannath as a silver idol. In this period the Ambubachi Mela also celebrated in the Kamakshya Temple of Assam on the myth of menstruation of goddess Kamakshya.

Customs and rituals 

So totally four days plus one more day as to prepare the whole festival called as Sajabaja the day before the first Raja. On this day people prepare all food ingredients including grinding spices and grinding rice for next three days so that people don't have to go outside to purchase anything. On the whole three days women are given rest and advised to don't work and don't go bare foot. Only on the preparatory day they dig earth and put bamboos and make swings. In this swing preparation there happens too much competition among local people. They make different different types of swings. Some are so high that anyone can get fear to play there. But due to competition and prize giving programs there often people get crowded and enjoy the swinging programs. All people wearing ethnic wears roaming here and there, enjoy music and melodies. Every face in this festival looks happy even people greet them each other with new treats which they specially make. There is a rule in this festival that no one will touch the ground until Vasumati Snan that means upto fourth day when the goddess earth will be worshiped with grinding stone which used in homes to grind spices. Not even earth, no one also allowed to cut trees which shows how it protects environment and how mighty is it. For whole three days there is no boring in any corner. People arrange different different tournaments in games and one of them very famous is Kabadi game. Even rain continues people enjoy this game in the muddy playground. Such a moment really memorable in every person who watched and participated in this game and the whole memory will be the festival which brought all these happenings in everybody in every moment. On the mid Raja that means on second day which always a Sankranti a holly day in Hindu Lunar calendar. On this day people are restricted to eat non-veg and rest two days they can do their delicacies as they want.

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Biography of Mangal Pandey


Biography of Mangal Pandey

Mangal Pandey : Breaking Knowledge

Born: 19 July 1827
Martyrdom: 8 April 1857
Achievements: A sepoy working under the British East India Company, Mangal Pandey’s name got etched into the pages of the Indian history after he attacked his senior British officers in an incident, which is today remembered as the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 or the India’s First War of Independence. The reason behind this was the rumor that the cartridges used by Indian sepoys were greased with the fat of cow and pig.
Mangal Pandey, whose name is often preceded by Shaheed meaning a martyr in Hindi, was an Indian soldier during the pre-independence era. A member of the 34th Regiment of the Bengal native infantry of the East India Company, Mangal Pandey is counted among the most popular figures associated with India’s freedom struggle in present times. He was born on 19 July 1827 in the Nagwa village in the Ballia district of the Uttar Pradesh state. There still exist families in this village who claim to the descendents of Mangal Pandey.
However, some disputes exist over the exact place where Mangal Pandey was born. So read on to know more about the biography of Mangal Pandey, who joined the sepoy force of the British East India Company in the year 1849 at the age of 22. His name got etched into the pages of the Indian history after he attacked his senior British officers in an incident, which is today called the Sepoy Mutiny of 1857 or the India’s First War of Independence. Due to this, he was later captured and hung till death on 8 April in 1857.
Here’s more about the life history of Mangal Pandey, who was a devout Hindu and practiced his religion strictly. It was rumored that the cartridge used in the Enfield P-53 rifle which was being used by the Indian sepoys was greased with the fat of pig and cow fat. These cartridges had to be bitten off in order to remove the cover prior use and this went against the religious beliefs of the Muslims and Hindus. The general opinion was that the Britishers had deliberately done this to hurt the sentiments of Indians. And this was the main reason behind the outburst of Pandey’s anger.

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Biography of Gopal Krishna Gokhale

Gopal Krishna Gokhale : Breaking Knowledge

May 9, 1866 – 1915
Gopal Krishna Gokhale, the political guru of Gandhiji, was born on May 9, 1866 at Katulk in Ratnagiri (Maharashtra). Belonging to an economically weak family, he completed his graduation with a lot of difficulties.After completing his education, he joined the Deccan Education Society, Poona. In 1885, he was invited to Fergusson College to deliver a lecture there. Gokhale was extremely influenced by Ranade, his political guru. Gokhale became a member of the Indian National Congress in 1889.
In 1905, he founded the ‘Servants of India Society’ and ‘Ranade Institute of Economies’ in 1908.
Gopal Krishna Gokhale was a great social reformer. He completely rejected the caste system and the untouchability prevailing in the Indian society. He opined the necessity of mass education to enhance national political consciousness among people. He blamed exploitative British policy ,for the frightful poverty of Indians. He visited England several times to make the British government aware of the plight of Indians. He died in 1915.

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Saturday, June 4, 2016

Monthly Current Affairs May 2016


Two shot on UCLA campus, police impose lockdown

The University of California's Los Angeles campus was placed on lockdown as police investigated a possible active shooter and reports of two victims. "We have no confirmation yet of victims but we received a call... that's all we have right now," Jenny Houser, a spokeswoman said.
2016-06-01

Iran tells Saudi: 'We'll leave Iraq when Iraq asks'

"We will leave Iraq whenever Iraq asks us to. And we will help Iraq to confront terrorism, as long as Iraq wants us to," Mohammad Javad Zarif said at a press conference in Stockholm during a European tour to attract investors.
2016-06-01

10 dead in Somalia blast, al Shabaab claims attack

A suicide car bomber crashed his vehicle into a gate outside a hotel frequented by lawmakers in the centre of the Somali capital Mogadishu and the attack was followed by gunfire, police said. Al Shabaab militants claimed responsibility for the attack near the Hotel Ambassador.
2016-06-01

BCCI seeking 'Hindi speaking' head coach for Indian team

BCCI president Anurag Thakur had announced on May 22 that the Board will advertise to fill the vacant position but it finally put out the invitation today. The application deadline remains June 10, as announced by Thakur on May 22.
2016-06-01

New weapon to agitate ISIS ” Bollywood music

British special forces are blasting Bollywood music as a new psychological warfare weapon against Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in Libya. They came up with the idea after the an intelligence officer with the British Army said that Bollywood tunes would annoy ISIS, which considers music un-Islamic.
2016-06-01

Gotthard Base: World's longest & deepest tunnel opens in Switzerland

Switzerland inaugurated the Gotthard Railway Tunnel, a major engineering achievement deep under snow-capped peaks carried out over 17 years at a cost of 12.2 billion Swiss francs ($12 billion).
2016-06-01

Interesting facts about world's longest rail tunnel

A column carried by DPRK Today, one of the reclusive and dynastic state's mouthpieces, described Trump as a "wise politician" and the right choice for US voters in the November 8 US presidential election. It described his most likely Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, as "thick-headed Hillary".
2016-06-01

Lata Mangeshkar is a 'so-called' singer: NYT

American newspaper The New York Times seemed to insert itself into the eye of an already-raging controversy. In a report it carried on the row over comedian Tanmay Bhat's Snapchat video, NYT goofed - it described Lata Mangeshkar as a 'so-called playback singer'.
2016-06-01

DU admissions fully online, just 5 cutoffs

There will be no admission queues in Delhi University this year. The process of admissions to undergraduate courses, which begins from noon , will be centralised and entirely online, down to the payment of fees.
2016-05-31

RSS school's Muslim boy tops Assam 10th boards

Overcoming financial hurdles, a waiter's son in Guwahati topped the Assam class X board examination, the results of which were declared .
2016-05-31

Cops assault on students triggered Jat violence

The panel has called the police action unwarranted and added that it inflamed the Jat anger.It noted that till then there was no violence despite protests and road blockades in some parts of Haryana for almost a week.
2016-05-31

50k Muslims sign up against triple talaq

Over 50,000 Muslim women and men have signed a petition seeking a ban on triple talaq.
2016-05-31

Muslims being framed for terror a cause for worry: Law minister

Touching on an issue that has for long agonized Muslims in India, Union minister for law and justice DV Sadananda Gowda said he is concerned about false terror charges slapped on Muslim youths that are followed by acquittals due to lack of evidence across the country. More importantly, he said legal reforms are in the pipeline to address such cases.
2016-05-31

Cook can challenge Sachin's run record: Gavaskar

Cook became the first England cricketer to cross the 10,000-run mark in Tests, and the youngest overall, beating Tendulkar's record by five months by reaching the milestone at the age of 31 years and five months.
2016-05-31

Lalit Modi, wife under tax probe: Swiss govt

The Switzerland government named Lalit Modi and his wife Minal among those about whom information and assistance have been sought from its tax department by the Indian authorities. The duo have been given 10 days' time for "exercise of the right to be heard"
2016-05-31

We won't let Tata Steel wreck our plant, say its Dutch workers

More than 11,000 jobs are at risk at Tata's British plants but in the Netherlands, IJmuiden has several advantages - not least that it is excluded from the British sale process and, industrial sources say, it makes a profit.
2016-05-31

Sting CD row: U'khand HC stays Rawat's arrest

The Uttarakhand high court stayed the arrest of Chief Minister Harish Rawat in connection with the probe of a sting video, in which he can be seen striking a deal with the rebel Congress leaders. The next hearing in the matter has been scheduled for June 20.
2016-05-31

Sonia dubs PM Modi 'Shahenshah'

Taking a strong exception to Sonia Gandhi describing PM Narendra Modi as "Shahenshah" (emperor), the BJP said the Congress is not able to digest the fact that a 'chaiwala' (tea-seller) has risen to become the Prime Minister of India.
2016-05-31

'Robert Vadra's home' in UK: It's a conspiracy, says Sonia Gandhi

Sonia Gandhi dared the Union government to launch a probe into the alleged links of her son-in-law Robert Vadra's with arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari. "Everyday they are coming up with some allegations. It is a conspiracy, if they have any proof, they should investigate and prove all the allegations," she said.
2016-05-31

David Warner: From brat to calm, mature leader

"It's (fatherhood) encouraged me to be a different person in the sense of being a role model for my daughters and for kids in general. Having two beautiful daughters and a caring wife has settled me a lot," said Warner.
2016-05-31

Fire at arms depot in Maharashtra, 17 killed

A major fire at an ammunition depot in Maharashtra's Pulgaon has killed 17 and injured 19 personnel. The fire broke out last night at the Central Ammunition Depot at Pulgaon, which is about 110 km from Nagpur.
2016-05-31

India set to retain fastest growing economy tag

India is set to become the fastest economy of the world. A spurge in sales of cars and two-wheelers, residential units, growing personal loans, housing and education loans indicated an upward trend in the economy. However, there remain an array of global challenges to be dealt with.
2016-05-31

Top 6 compact cars to launch in India

The compact car segment in India is not only the most crowded one, but it's also the one with the largest volumes. And this year, it is going to get even bigger with more launches scheduled.
2016-05-31

Cops misled Army during Jat unrest in Haryana?

Did local officials mislead the Army during the peak of the violence during Jat reservation protests in Haryana in February? The Prakash Singh committee report, accessed by , talks of several instances where the force was either misled or underutilised.
2016-05-30

I-T probe into arms dealer unearths 'Vadra home' in UK

A probe by the income tax department into the transactions of arms dealer Sanjay Bhandari has trained the spotlight on his alleged links with Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, especially with regard to the ownership of a house in central London.
2016-05-30

After Flipkart, L&T Infotech withdraws job offers

The health ministry will soon revamp its flagship immunisation programme 'Mission Indradhanush' to include four new vaccines.
2016-05-30

New tax rules for Google, Facebook from June 1

The finance ministry has notified that the equalisation levy (popularly known as Google tax) introduced in this budget, will come into force from June 1.
2016-05-30

500 under scanner for showing interest in IS

The government has claimed that IS has had limited sway on Indian Muslims and it is not likely to make much of an impact.
2016-05-30

Can Trump become US President? Here are 4 deciding battlegrounds

In the four regions likely to decide the presidency - Florida, the upper Southeast, the Rust Belt and the interior West - presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump faces daunting obstacles.
2016-05-30

Govt plans law to crack down on Ponzi schemes

The NDA government plans legislation to close a regulatory loophole that has made it possible for fraudsters to dupe millions of savers, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi tries to bring the rural poor into the mainstream banking system.
2016-05-30

11 most valuable players of IPL 9

We sift through the numbers to come up with a formidable XI that best sums up the success stories of IPL 2016.
1 David Warner (capt) -Team-SRH, M 17 I 17 Runs 848 HS 93* Ave 60.57 SR 151.42 9x50
2 Virat Kohli -Team-RCB, M 16 I 16 Runs 973 HS 113 Ave 81.08 SR 152.03 4x100 7x50 The Orange Cap Winner
3 AB de Villiers -Team-RCB, M 16 I 16 Runs 687 HS 129* Ave 52.84 SR 168.79 1x100 6x50
4 Yuvraj Singh -Team-SRH, M 10 I 10 Runs 236 HS 44 Ave 26.22 SR 131.84
5 KL Rahul (wk) -Team-RCB, M 14 I 12 Runs 397 HS 68* Ave 44.11 SR 146.49 4x50
6 Shane Watson -Team-RCB, M 16 Wkts 20 BB 4/29 Ave 24.25 SR 16.9 Econ 8.58
7 Yusuf Pathan -Team-KKR, M 15 I 13 R 361 HS 63* Ave 72.20 SR 145.56
8 Bhuvneshar Kumar -Team-SRH, M 17 Wkts 23 BB 4/29 Ave 21.30 SR 17.2 Econ 7.42 The Purple Cap Winner
9 Dhawal Kulkarni The Righ arm medium space bowler from Mumbai- Team-Gujarat Lions, M 14 Wkts 18 BB 4/14 Ave 20.22 SR 16.3 Econ 7.42
10 Yuzvendra Chahal The legspinner from Haryana- Team-SRH, M 13 Wkts 21 BB 4/25 Ave 19.09 SR 14 Econ 8.15
11 Mustafizur Rahman Bangladesh left-arm seamer-Team-SRH, M 16 Wkts 17 BB 3/16 Ave 24.76 SR 21.5 Econ 6.90

2016-05-30

Did Netaji live as K K Bhandari in Bengal ashram in 1960s?

Was Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose living incognito as K K Bhandari in 1963 in Shalumari Ashram in north Bengal? A reading of one of the files on Netaji, declassified on May 27, would seem to suggest that the topmost levels of the government was discussing this man in 1963.
2016-05-29

4,700 acres of Sahara land put up for sale

In perhaps the biggest pan-India sale of land, over 4,700 acres held by the Sahara Group across 14 states have been put on the block by HDFC Realty and SBI Capital Markets. The sale is expected to fetch around Rs 6,500 crore.
2016-05-29

In Kerala, Left red carpet for pvt players

Within days of taking over as chief minister, LDF boss Pinarayi Vijayan and industries minister E P Jayarajan have come out in support of privatisation of railways and welcoming MNCs interested in investing in Kerala, dispelling the perception that the Left in Kerala is more doctrinaire and rigid.
2016-05-29

Govt alerts Canada on Khalistan terror camp

Almost six months after the Pathankot terror attack, intelligence agencies have sent an alert to Canada's Justin Trudeau government, which has a baptized Sikh as defence minister, saying that pro-Khalistan terrorists are running a camp near Mission city in British Columbia to carry out strikes in Punjab.
2016-05-29

Sunrisers Hyderabad win maiden IPL title

Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli's hundred-run stand went in vain as Sunrisers Hyderabad registered a narrow eight-run victory to win their maiden Indian Premier League title at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on Sunday.
2016-05-29

Harappa-like site surfaces in Tamil Nadu

With structure after structure surfacing from under the soil, the massive scale of an ancient urban centre that lies buried at Pallisanthai Thidal in Sivaganga district of Tamil Nadu is emerging.
2016-05-29

Attack on Africans 'minor schuffle': VK Singh

In an autobiography, Chris Gayle reveals how IPL changed his world and landed him at the Kingfisher mansion
2016-05-29

Beijing at it again, now says India-Iran Chabahar deal will help China

In an autobiography, Chris Gayle reveals how IPL changed his world and landed him at the Kingfisher mansion
2016-05-29

Police arrest 5 for attacks on Africans in Delhi

A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 8.6 in the CBSE Class X board exams would put a smile on the faces of many students and their parents. Unfortunately, this is of little consolation for a Thane family who lost their daughter in a road accident last month.
2016-05-29

As pressure mounts, police arrest 5 for attacks on Africans in Delhi

Union Minister VK Singh on Sunday claimed the attack on African nationals in the national capital was a "minor scuffle" which was "blown up" by the media. "Why is media doing this? As responsible citizens let us question them and their motives," he said in a series of tweets.
2016-05-29

How IPL changed Chris Gayle's world

"Wanda City", in southeastern Nanchang, comprises a giant mall set over two square kilometres (miles), as well as an 80-hectare theme park boasting "the highest and longest roller coaster and the highest drop tower in China", according to a statement by the group.
2016-05-29

Real win record 11th Champions League title

Real Madrid were crowned European champions for an unprecedented 11th time when striker Cristiano Ronaldo scored the winning penalty in a 5-3 shootout victory over Atletico Madrid in Milan .
2016-05-29

I am innocent, Harish Rawat says in full-page ad

A fresh controversy is afoot in Uttarakhand's political corridors on account of a recent full-page advertisement, published in a few regional dailies, which has CM Harish Rawat thanking the people for their support and pleading innocence vis-a-vis bribery allegations triggered by a sting video.
2016-05-29

Teen who saved 3 lives after death gets 8.6 CGPA

A cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 8.6 in the CBSE Class X board exams would put a smile on the faces of many students and their parents. Unfortunately, this is of little consolation for a Thane family who lost their daughter in a road accident last month.
In April, sixteen-year-old Kejal Pandey was riding pillion on a two-wheeler with her mother, when a car trying to overtake them knocked her off the vehicle. The accident left her with irreversible brain damage and she was declared brain dead.
Even as they were coming to terms with the tragedy, Kejal's family decided to donate her kidneys and liver. The donated organs helped save the lives of three people which included a 14-year-old child from Mumbra.

2016-05-28

Black money on mind, Modi may visit Switzerland

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will likely make a stopover in Switzerland on his way to the US next month to discuss with Swiss authorities the issue of illicit cash stashed in banks there in a move which is being seen as significant in the context of the NDA government's assertion that it is doing all it can to unearth black money.
2016-05-28

Choice between vikaswad and virodhwad: PM

The country faces a choice between vikaswad (development) and virodhwad (obstructionism) and the people are well placed to make the right choice, PM Narendra Modi said at a function to mark two years of the NDA government, at India Gate .
2016-05-28

Indus era 8,000 yrs old, not 5,500 - ended due to climate change

Scientists from IIT-Kharagpur and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) have uncovered evidence that the Indus Valley Civilization is at least 8,000 years old, and not 5,500 years old, taking root well before the Egyptian (7000BC to 3000BC) and Mesopotamian (6500BC to 3100BC) civilizations.
2016-05-28

Pakistan fails to seal F-16 deal after financing row with US: Report

Pakistan seems to have failed to seal the $700 million deal for the purchase of eight F-16 fighter jets from the US following a row between the two countries over their financing, a media report said .
2016-05-28

Dubai Police reveals full list of its luxury cars

The Dubai police have built up a high-horsepower arsenal of luxury sports cars and SUVs over the years to complement their fleet of green-and-white patrol cruisers.
2016-05-28

India's NSG entry not about arms: US to Pak

In an apparent dissatisfaction over Pakistan's opposition to India becoming a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the US has said it is not about an arms race, but about civilian use of nuclear energy.
2016-05-28

Flipkart fiasco: IITs plan safety net as startups withdraw job offers

IITs will allow all the affected students to re-register for placements, after some startups revoked offers or reduced compensations. No solution has emerged in the Flipkart-IIM-A row so far, as both the institute and the company continue to stick to their demands.
2016-05-28

Open to idea of free internet, says Trai chief

TRAI chief RS Sharma has said he is open to the idea of internet content being provided free of cost or at discounted rates. Sharma said the proposal, which is at a consultation stage, does not violate net neutrality and is not in variance with TRAI's February order prohibiting differential tariffs, since the data access has to be open to subscribers of all mobile operators.
2016-05-27

IPL: Warner takes SRH to final in a thriller

On , Warner was SRH's 'Man ' waging a lone battle against an inspired Gujarat bowling attack as he hit the winning runs to remain unbeaten on 93 off 58 balls and take his team to their maiden IPL final.
2016-05-27

Pak not allowing NIA team will be betrayal: Rajnath

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh said his trust in Pakistan on the issue of fighting terrorism has been "completely shaken" as the kind of support which India expected from it was not coming.
2016-05-27

Police 'verify' Rahul Gandhi as a driver in UP

The police post of Shipra Sun City under Indirapuram police jurisdiction verified the personal details of the tenant written as Rahul Gandhi, son of late Rajiv Gandhi who was originally resident of house number 12, Tughlak Lane, New Delhi.
2016-05-27

Getting an MBA becomes tougher as fees are up and scholarships down

Fees of the top MBA schools have risen significantly even as scholarship disbursal on the campuses has slipped. The ISB is the latest to raise its fee for an MBA degree to Rs 24 lakh. Its move followed the IIMs', which cit ed rising costs and shrinking government funds to up their sticker rate.
2016-05-27

Can place proof against Cong netas in Parliament: Jaitley

Trump, a political neophyte who for years delivered caustic commentary on the state of the nation from the sidelines but had never run for office, fought off 16 other Republican contenders in an often ugly primary race.
2016-05-26

For 1st time, Cong to have no MP from Tamil Nadu

The Narendra Modi government marked its two years in power with a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur. The rally saw the participation of a number of senior faces of the government and the BJP. The event also served as a platform for BJP leaders to take aim at rivals ahead of UP polls next year.
2016-05-26

I welcome close scrutiny: PM at rally to celebrate 2 years of NDA govt

The Narendra Modi government marked its two years in government with a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur. The rally saw the participation of a number of senior faces of the government and the BJP. The event also served as a platform for BJP leaders to take aim at rivals of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled to be held next year.
2016-05-26

Retirement age for govt docs to be raised to 65: PM

Shops of some Indians in Congo were attacked in reaction to the brutal killing of a Congolese national M K Oliver in Delhi, the foreign ministry said . Some of the Indian nationals were injured in the attack, foreign ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
2016-05-26

Congolese murder: Indians in Congo attacked

BJP MP Subramanian Swamy fired another salvo at RBI governor Raghuram Rajan levelling six allegations against him and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to immediately terminate his services.
2016-05-26

3 dead in blast at chemical factory in Mumbai

The Modi government is looking to utilise the next three years to consolidate its gains and has extensive plans to revamp governance and boost economic growth after having spent the initial years tackling inherited challenges of high inflation and low growth.
2016-05-26

After 2 yrs, 62% give Modi govt a thumbs up

2016-05-26

Jaish came close to striking Delhi last Dec, deterred by IED leak

JeM terrorists came close to unleashing terror in Delhi in December 2015, catching Indian intelligence off guard. The Taj Mahal, ISKCON temple, and a mall in Saket were among the targets. Details about the failed plan has emerged after arrests made in Kabul.
2016-05-25

With 3 yrs left, Modi govt to focus on GDP growth

2016-05-25

Pinarayi puts UDF under lens

The government has been forced to go into a damage control mode following the kiling of a Congolese national in the capital. Meanwhile envoys of African nations said they had been œforced to consider recommending to their governments that no new student be sent here.
2016-05-25

Boycott' threat forces govt to address Afrophobia'

The government gave its green light to India's first-ever policy on capital goods that intends to make the country a world-class hub and looks to create over 21 million additional jobs by 2025.
2016-05-25

US backs Chabahar deal despite residual suspicion over Iran

The government gave its green light to India's first-ever policy on capital goods that intends to make the country a world-class hub and looks to create over 21 million additional jobs by 2025.
2016-05-25

Govt clears first-ever policy on capital goods

A bid by the Congress to hit out at the NDA government seemed to backfire . The Congress had taken a pot shot at the Centre over reports that Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan would host the bash to celebrate the Modi government's two years in power. The star however clarified to Times Now that it would be actor R Madhavan, and not him, who would host the event.
2016-05-25

Congress misfires in attack on Amitabh Bachchan over Modi govt event

A bid by the Congress to hit out at the NDA government seemed to backfire . The Congress had taken a pot shot at the Centre over reports that Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan would host the bash to celebrate the Modi government's two years in power. The star however clarified to Times Now that it would be actor R Madhavan, and not him, who would host the event.
2016-05-25

Cong misfires in attack on Big B over govt event

The US state department put two more Pakistani extremist groups on a "Specially Designated Global Terrorists" list amid continuing criticism from Washington that Pakistan is not doing enough to end the scourge of terrorism. The two outfits are Tariq Gidar Group and Jama'at ul Dawa al-Qu'ran.
2016-05-25

Weak oil prices hit India's Gulf remittances hard

Most of India's remittances come from the oil-rich Gulf, where some seven million Indians have been working, but more and more are being forced to come home. The prospect of further falls in remittances is a hindrance for the RBI, as it seeks to "bullet-proof" the economy against sudden capital outflows.
2016-05-25

Sensex zooms over 500 points; Nifty reclaims 7,900-mark

The BSE Sensex soared over 500 points riding on positive global cues and value buying. The key indices made healthy gains during the mid-afternoon trade session as buying was witnessed in banks, automobile, capital goods, oil and gas and information technology (IT) stocks.
2016-05-25

WhatsApp now 'rules' over half of world: Report

India's commercial contract with Iran for development of Chabahar port has come not a moment too soon for the government. Only last month, a Chinese consortium visited the Chabahar free trade zone and expressed interest in developing the port and also building an industrial town there.
2016-05-25

African envoys protest murder, Sushma steps in

Pradesh Congress president and Behrampore MP Adhir Chowdhuri has asked all the recently elected 44 MLAs from his party to sign undertakings that will stop them from defecting to the ruling Trinamool Congress.
2016-05-25

IIM-A writes to Flipkart, demands guaranteed jobs for recruits

The email, a copy of which ET has, suggested that the delay should be shortened and said the compensation of Rs 1.5 lakh offered by Flipkart was œutterly unacceptable.
2016-05-25

US lawmakers question India's Chabahar plans

US senators questioned whether India's development of a port in southern Iran for trade access, risked violating international sanctions. State Department assured them that the administration would closely examine the project. PM Modi has pledged up to $500 million to develop the port.
2016-05-25

BJP acts east, brass joins the Assam party

For BJP, all roads led to Guwahati as Sarbananda Sonowal was sworn in as chief minister of Assam, marking the party's ascent to power in the northeast for the first time, at the head of an 11-member team that includes ministers from allies Asom Gana Parishad and Bodoland People's Front.
2016-05-25

BJP acts east, brass joins the Assam party

For BJP, all roads led to Guwahati as Sarbananda Sonowal was sworn in as chief minister of Assam, marking the party's ascent to power in the northeast for the first time, at the head of an 11-member team that includes ministers from allies Asom Gana Parishad and Bodoland People's Front.
2016-05-25

Chopper scam sinks torpedo deal for submarines

India will finally induct its first new conventional submarine in 16 years, INS Kalvari, by this year-end. But it will be a metal shark without proper teeth. The government has now scrapped the long-pending proposal to buy torpedoes from a subsidiary of Finmeccanica to arm 6 new Scorpene submarines.
2016-05-25

Docs with foreign degrees flunk test in India

India will finally induct its first new conventional submarine in 16 years, INS Kalvari, by this year-end. But it will be a metal shark without proper teeth. The government has now scrapped the long-pending proposal to buy torpedoes from a subsidiary of Finmeccanica to arm 6 new Scorpene submarines.
2016-05-24

Aided by ISI & IM, Jaish planning another Pathankot'

India's commercial contract with Iran for development of Chabahar port has come not a moment too soon for the government. Only last month, a Chinese consortium visited the Chabahar free trade zone and expressed interest in developing the port and also building an industrial town there.
2016-05-24

IPL: ABD pulls off heist, RCB reach third final

2016-05-24

India had to stave China off for Chabahar deal

Chasing 159, Royal Challengers Bangalore were in a middle of a royal meltdown at 31 for 5 before AB de Villiers delivered with a brilliant unbeaten 47-ball 79-run knock to help RCB sneak through to their third IPL final.
2016-05-24

Choppergate sinks torpedo deal for submarines

2016-05-24

Sign affidavit you won't defect: Cong to MLAs

WhatsApp is widely known to be the world's most popular messaging app. Here's more proof to it.
2016-05-24

Bengal Cong makes MLAs sign 'loyalty' affidavit

Pradesh Congress president and Behrampore MP Adhir Chowdhuri has asked all the recently elected 44 MLAs from his party to sign undertakings that will stop them from defecting to the ruling Trinamool Congress.
2016-05-24

Live Blog: IPL Qualifier 1 - Gujarat Lions v RCB

Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to inch closer to a maiden IPL title triumph when they take on table-toppers Gujarat Lions in the IPL Qualifier 1.
2016-05-24

Crash victim's condition critical

Patient in an air ambulance that crashed near Najafgarh in New Delhi has reportedly been admitted to Medanta, a private hospital in Sector 38 at 4pm.
2016-05-24

PM in attendance, Sonowal becomes first BJP chief minister of Assam

Sarbananda Sonowal took oath evening as the Chief Minister of Assam. He has become the first BJP leader to hold the post. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief Ministers of five other states, Union ministers and senior BJP leaders.
2016-05-24

Didn't intend to show disrespect to Stalin: Jaya

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa thanked DMK treasurer M K Stalin for attending the swearing-in ceremony of her council of ministers and said there was no intention to insult him by making him sit in a œblock of seats meant for MLAs.
2016-05-24

No intention to disrespect Stalin, DMK: Jaya defuses row over seating

Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa thanked DMK treasurer M K Stalin for attending the swearing-in ceremony of her council of ministers and said there was no intention to insult him by making him sit in a œblock of seats meant for MLAs.
2016-05-24

Air ambulance with 7 on board crash lands in Delhi

An air ambulance with 7 people on board crashed near Najafgarh in Delhi . The air ambulance had taken off from Patna and was enroute to Delhi when it crashed. There is no report of casualties yet.
2016-05-24

US Senate panel approves bill to block $300 million aid to Pakistan

A Senate panel has approved a legislation which blocks $300 million US military aid to Pakistan unless the defence secretary certifies to the Congress that Islamabad is taking demonstrable steps against the Haqqani terror network.
2016-05-24

Sting CD: Harish Rawat appears before CBI

Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat was questioned by CBI in connection with a probe into the sting operation involving him. CBI is probing the "sting operation" purportedly showing Rawat offering bribes to rebel Congress lawmakers to support him during a floor test in the Uttarakhand assembly.
2016-05-24

'Kejriwal can even join Modi for personal gain'

Accusing Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal of being "totally unscrupulous", friend-turned-foe Prashant Bhushan has claimed that the Aam Aadmi Party leader can even join hands with Prime Minister Narendra Modi for personal gains.
2016-05-24

Big price cut for two Maruti cars in Delhi

Months after almost every major car manufacturer in India is hiking prices citing higher input costs, Maruti Suzuki brought some relief to prospective buyers in Delhi by slashing prices of the Ciaz SHVS and the Ertiga SHVS.
2016-05-24

Lucknow, Chandigarh set to be 'Smart Cities'

Lucknow, Faridabad, Dharmashala, Chandigarh, Raipur, New Town Kolkata, Panaji, Ranchi, Bhagalpur, and Warangal are among the 13 new cities that have been selected under the Smart City scheme. Other cities in the list finalized through a "fast track competition" are Port Blair, Imphal, and Agartala.
2016-05-24

At Rs 38 crore, Kejriwal's AAP second in fund collections

While the rest of the world has switched to plastic, political parties still lay premium on cash. Cash collections accounted for a significant 63% of total funds or over Rs 2,100 crore garnered by various political parties during all state assembly polls between 2004 and 2015 and 44% in the last three Lok Sabha elections.
2016-05-24

Recharged BJP now wants to do an Assam-like act in UP

The Kumbh Mela that draws lakhs of devotees to the banks of the Ganges has become a subject for a team from the Indian Institute of Science (IISc).
2016-05-23

Why is China apprehensive of Tim Cook's plans for India

As Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke of plans to expand manufacturing operations in India, China apprehends that it could lead to possible exodus of Apple production chain and loss of tens of thousands of jobs.
2016-05-23

Jaya's swearing in: Karunanidhi angry over 'insult'

DMK president M Karunanidhi has alleged that his party was 'insulted' at the swearing-in ceremony of J Jayalalithaa as Tamil Nadu chief minister, complaining about the seating arrangement made for his son MK Stalin.
2016-05-23

India name Shardul, Shami for West Indies Tests

From India's previous Test assignment - four matches at home versus South Africa late last year - the players to get the axe are Varun Aaron and Gurkeerat Singh and in their place come Mohammed Shami and Mumbai pace bowler Shardul Thakur.
2016-05-23

MS Dhoni to lead India in Zimbabwe

MS Dhoni will lead India's revamped ODI and Twenty20 international squad in next month's tour of Zimbabwe, one that features five uncapped players and missing a host of regular players such as Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan, and Ashwin.
2016-05-23

PM Modi in Iran: India signs pact to develop Chabahar port for $500mn

India signed 12 agreements with Iran including a pact to operate a strategic port in Chabahar on the Persian Gulf nation's southern coast. "The agreement to develop Chabahar port for which India will provide $500 million is a key milestone," PM Modi said.
2016-05-23

CM Jaya takes oath, shuts 500 liquor shops

ne of the first signatures of Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa after taking oath for the sixth time was to reduce the timing of liquor shops by two hours and to close 500 Tasmac shops in the state.
2016-05-23

3 cops killed in 2 terror attacks in Srinagar

Militants shot dead two policemen, including an officer, in Zadibal area here, the first such attack in the city in nearly three years. The militants shot at the two cops from close range at Mill Stop in Zadibal area which connects the city to the Hazratbal Shrine and super speciality SKIMS Hospital at Soura.
2016-05-23

US takes war on terror to Taliban HQ in Pak

A US drone strike killing Taliban chief Mullah Mohammed Akhtar Mansour signaled a major break with precedent as the United States circumvented Pakistan in an effort to disrupt the strengthening insurgency.
2016-05-23

ED approaches 14 countries for info in Karti case'

The ED has sought information from 14 countries on properties and banking transactions of companies allegedly linked to former finance minister P Chidambaram's son Karti.
2016-05-22

Three more babies in Ajmer hospital die, toll 16

The toll of infant deaths in Ajmer's JLN Medical College this month reached 16 as three more new borns died in the hospital .
2016-05-22

US helps to get Indian ship off UN sanctions list

The UN Security Council's decision to remove from a sanctions list an Indian ship accused of loading illicit crude from eastern Libya is being talked about as the latest byword for global India-US strategic cooperation.
2016-05-22

Nadda to brief President on NEET ordinance today

Amid the controversy over the ordinance to keep state boards out of the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) this year, health minister J P Nadda will brief President Pranab Mukherjee on the issue .
2016-05-22

Govt taking nuanced approach to terror probes, says Rajnath Singh

The NDA government has been able to quicken decision-making and boost economic growth while displaying a firm response to insurgency and Left wing extremism, home minister Rajnath Singh said in an exclusive interview with .
2016-05-22

Cameron: Will meet Trump despite his dangerous views on Muslims

"We've got to demonstrate that what we're up against ... (are) Islamist extremists ... and we've got to explain that there are billions of people in our world who are devout Muslims but who believe in liberal democracy and all the things we believe in," Cameron said.
2016-05-22

IPL 2016 live scorecard: Delhi vs Bangalore

Live updates of the must-win encounter between Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Raipur on Sunday.
2016-05-22

6 Assam Rifles personnel killed in militant ambush

This is probably the first admission by the US-listed firm, which is struggling for funds and has been served 'default' notices by lenders in the past, about the potential impact of Mallya's legal woes in India on its own fortune. He controls over 68% shareholding held through UBHL in Mendocino.
2016-05-22

Govt to crack down on super-rich tax evaders

Figures published last month for the first time since 2000 showed just how few of India's top earners pay tax. Only six people earning over 500 million rupees ($7.4 million) filed returns in 2012-13. According to a Forbes list, there are 84 billionaires in the country.
2016-05-22

Vijay Mallya's India woes now troubling his US beer firm

This is probably the first admission by the US-listed firm, which is struggling for funds and has been served 'default' notices by lenders in the past, about the potential impact of Mallya's legal woes in India on its own fortune. He controls over 68% shareholding held through UBHL in Mendocino.
2016-05-22

Kiran Bedi appointed LG of Puducherry

Live updates of the 55th match in the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday.
2016-05-22

IPL 2016 live scorecard: KKR vs Sunrisers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday praised Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal for taking time out to visit NIS Patiala - to check on the sportspersons training for the Rio Olympics - despite it being election season in his home state of Assam.
2016-05-22

As no deal with Iran yet, ONGC may lose gas field to Saudi Arabia

India's flagship explorer ONGC is facing a repeat of KG fiasco in Iran as lengthy negotiations on terms may drive it to a point where its discovered gas reserves in Farzad-B field in the Persian Gulf may be drawn out by neighbouring Saudi Arabia.
2016-05-22

Anurag Thakur elected new BCCI president

Anurag Thakur was on Sunday unanimously elected as the BCCI president, while Ajay Shirke was chosen as secretary in a smooth change of guard at a time when the world's richest Board is sailing through choppy waters.
2016-05-22

Modi govt counters Nehru-Gandhis with new icons

As part of the Modi government's plan to step away from leaders from the Nehru-Gandhi lineage and celebrate new icons, the National Implementation Committee under home minister Rajnath Singh has announced plans to commemorate five eminent figures, including BJD founder and two-time Odisha CM Biju Patnaik and shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan.
2016-05-21

'Was told to let off babus involved in Jat unrest'

Prakash Singh says there were many pressures on him while investigating acts of omission and commission by bureaucrats and police officers during the Jat reservation violence in Haryana in February.
2016-05-21

For UP 2017, Mayawati eyes Dalit-Muslim formula

Mayawati, on the occasion of Buddha Purnima , asked the party's Muslim face Naseemuddin Siddiqui to accompany Dalits who've embraced Buddhism for prayers at Buddha Vihar in Lucknow.
2016-05-21

What do Didi, Amma, Sonowal have in common?

Apart from their remarkable victories, what links J Jayalalithaa, Mamata Banerjee and Sarbananda Sonowal? That they stand alone, with no immediate families around them. Out of this year's crop of chief ministers, Pinarayi Vijayan is the odd one out, for having a spouse and children.
2016-05-21

Mary Kom fails to qualify for Rio Olympics

London Olympics bronze medallist boxer MC Mary Kom suffered a big blow as she failed to qualify for this year's Rio Games after losing in the second round of the AIBA World Women's Boxing Championships.
2016-05-21

Air India launches flight tickets at Rs 1,499

Showing interest in making Apple products in India, the global technology giant's chief Tim Cook today discussed with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the "possibilities of manufacturing" and tapping the young talent pool in the country.
2016-05-21

Tim Cook meets PM Modi to plot India strategy

Kings XI Punjab won the toss and opted to field first against Rising Pune Supergiants in Visakhapatnam . Both teams are vying to avoid the wooden spoon.
2016-05-21

Sukriti Gupta scores 497/500, tops CBSE class 12

Close on the heels of the budget carriers rolling out low fares, government-run Air India has also launched a limited period super sale scheme, offering customers all-inclusive ticket prices starting as low as Rs 1,499 on its domestic network.
2016-05-21

CBSE declares Class 12 board exam results

The board will announce the results for all its regions at 12 noon. Starting this year, CBSE will also provide class 12 digital marksheets in DigiLocker. "The results will also be available via Android mobile app-DigiResults," CBSE said in a statement.
2016-05-21

US lawmakers seek NATO ally status for India, block aid to Pakistan

US lawmakers approved amendments to a defence bill that seeks to bring India on a par with NATO allies for sale of defence equipment and technology transfer, even as they voted to increase restrictions on military assistance for Pakistan, including blocking $450 million in aid.
2016-05-21

BJP will dominate across India: Amit Shah

The Delhi high court has held that in certain cases, mother's name is sufficient for a child to apply for a passport, especially because a single woman can be a natural guardian as well as a parent.
2016-05-20

Kangana too was named for Padma

2016-05-20

White House on brief lockdown following shooting, Obama off site

The White House was put on lockdown after police reported a shooting near the seat of US presidential power, amid reports that the assailant brandished a weapon at Secret Service agents. President Barack Obama was not on the premises as he had gone to play golf at Andrews Air Force Base.
2016-05-20

NIA moves S Africa to bring home Dawood henchman

Two-time national award winner for best actress Kangana Ranaut, cricketers Gautam Gambhir and Zaheer Khan, playback singer Suman Kalyanpur and ghazal maestros Talat Aziz and Chandan Dass were recommended for Padma Awards, 2016 by the search committee but failed to make it to the final list.
2016-05-20

This Manmohan Singh is Vijay Mallya's guarantor

Delhi kept their chances for a playoff spot alive as they crossed the first hurdle against table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad with a last-ball finish, by chasing down 158 with six wickets in hand in Match 52 of the 2016 IPL.
2016-05-20

IPL: Karun special keeps Delhi Daredevils alive

In line with the government's efforts to neutralize Dawood Ibrahim's activities in India, the National Investigation Agency has approached South African authorities seeking details and access to D Company henchman Zahid Miyan alias Jao, who is settled there.
2016-05-20

Father's name not needed for passport: Delhi HC

2016-05-20

ISIS is laughing at America: Donald Trump

Donald Trump lashed out political leaders, in particular Hillary Clinton - his potential Democratic rival in the November general elections, for not having an effective policy against ISIS. "I'm tired of watching these politicians get up and say exactly what they're going to do with ISIS," he said.
2016-05-20

US targets spying threat on campus with proposed research clampdown

Research related to defense technology such as munitions, nuclear engineering and satellite technology would be particularly affected by the rule, which is still in the proposal process and has not been widely reported. Defense contractors such as Northrop Grumman, Boeing and Lockheed Martin regularly sponsor university research, but did not respond to requests for comment.
2016-05-20

EgyptAir: Human remains, belongings found at sea

The defence minister of Greece, which has also been scouring the Mediterranean, said Egyptian authorities had found a body part, luggage and a seat in the sea just south of where the signal from the plane was lost early .
2016-05-20

Pak asks for membership into elite nuclear club

In the letter, Pakistan said the decision to seek participation in the export-control regime reflects Pakistan's strong support for international efforts to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their means of delivery.
2016-05-20

Don't befriend this woman on Facebook

A weird phenomenon is taking place on Facebook. A user account 'Madhu Shah' is adding people after people, so much so that one is bound to find friends common with her.
2016-05-20

China will 'behave' under my presidency: Trump

"Let me tell you something. China will behave and China will be our friend. We'll do better under China with me and we're also going to do better economically with me. They are going to respect our country again," Trump said.
2016-05-20

India counters China, says no need to sign NPT for NSG membership

India rejected China's contention that it must sign the NPT to get membership of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, saying France was included in the elite group without signing the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
2016-05-20

Wreckage of missing EgyptAir plane found

The navy said it had found the debris about 290 km (180 miles) north of the coastal city of Alexandria and was sweeping the area in search of the plane's black box recorders. President Adbel Fattah al-Sisi offered condolences for those on board, amounting to Cairo's official confirmation of their deaths.
2016-05-20

40m Indians at risk from rising sea levels: UN

Nearly 40 million Indians will be at risk from rising sea levels by 2050, with people in Mumbai and Kolkata having the maximum exposure to coastal flooding in future due to rapid urbanisation and economic growth, according to a UN environment report.
2016-05-20

US House votes to block $450m aid to Pak

Ignoring objections of the White House, the Republican majority House of Representatives has approved the National Defense Authorisation Act which blocks $450 million aid to Pakistan for failing to take action against the dreaded Haqqani network.
2016-05-20

Cong needs major surgery: Digvijaya differs with Sonia on introspection

Congress leader Digvijaya Singh has made a pitch for a "major surgery" in the party in wake of the disappointing results in Assembly polls in four states including loss of power in Assam and Kerala. Congress spokespersons have so far taken a line that there is a need for introspection in the party.
2016-05-20

Doubts over Rahul Gandhi's leadership grow

2016-05-20

Six states lost, doubts grow over Rahul's role

Barring Bihar, the question mark over Rahul's leadership is getting bigger as Congress shows no signs of electoral revival two years after being reduced to 44 MPs in Lok Sabha. If Congress needed a firm signal from Rahul, this is the moment.
2016-05-20

A Cong'less' India, almost: BJP emerges as a truly national party

Soon after her win, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee declared TMC's support to the stalled Goods and Services Tax Bill in Rajya Sabha.
2016-05-19

Didi's help may drive GST Bill past Rajya Sabha

Two years after micro-managing BJP strategy for its thumping win in UP in Lok Sabha elections, Amit Shah is the 'Man of the Moment' again.Verdict 2016 has added another feather to the cap of the BJP chief.
2016-05-19

One in every 50 voters in Chennai preferred NOTA

At least one in every 50 voters in Chennai chose None of The Above (NOTA) in the assembly election, according to data released by the Election Commission. The ratio across the state was almost half with one in 100 voters picking the option.
2016-05-19

After being decimated today, Cong's 2019 Lok Sabha dreams in disarray

The results of polls in Assam, Kerala, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu showed that decline of Congress since the Lok Sabha elections has not ebbed. The party has lost nine assembly elections after the 2014 Lok Sabha elections when its tally had touched a historic low of 44 seats.
2016-05-19

BJP scripts history, unseats Congress in Assam

The BJP was set to form its first government in the northeast, ousting the Congress in Assam after its 15-year uninterrupted rule. BJP chief ministerial candidate Sarbananda Sonowal promised that the new government would leave no stone unturned to fulfil the expectations of the people of Assam.
2016-05-19

Jaya should thank neutral voters for her victory

Voters in key urban centres of Tamil Nadu have solidly backed AIADMK, barring the flood-hit Chennai. If highly industrialised Coimbatore returned eight out of ten AIADMK candidates, the strike rate of AIADMK was also high in Madurai, Trichy and Salem cities, while rural voters in constituencies around these urban centres have given a split verdict or have backed altogether DMK in districts like Kanyakumari.
2016-05-19

Jaya, Mamata retain power, BJP storms Assam, Left surges in Kerala

Twitterati exploded in hilarity over former Union minister Dayanidhi Maran's statement that the AIADMK paid money to voters when exit polls' predicted a DMK win. Exit poll results are announced at the end of polling, and paying cash to voters can't change the verdict sealed in the electronic voting machines.
2016-05-19

People sold their conscience to devil: Dayanidhi

Rajagopal, who had lost by a narrow margin in previous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections, wrested Nemom from sitting MLA and vibrant CPI(M)-LDF leader V Sivankutty defeating him by 8,671 votes
2016-05-19

Jaya, AIADMK headed for historic win in TN

The Congress moved two more steps closer to accomplish Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 2014 call for "Congress-mukt Bharat", losing two key states Assam and Kerala in this round of assembly elections.
2016-05-19

Yoga with 'Om' unacceptable: Deoband

A day after reports that the ministry of AYUSH had circulated a common yoga protocol for the International Yoga Day, saying participants should chant Vedic mantras and 'Om' before starting the 45-minute session in order to enhance the benefits of the regimen, Darul Uloom Deoband said it has objections over religious connotations attached with yoga.
2016-05-18

Talaq via speed post: Woman moves Supreme Court

A 25-year-old Afreen Rehman, a resident of Jaipur who has been a victim of the 'triple talaq' system, filed a petition with the apex court after receiving a divorce letter through speed post seeking intervention into the matter.
2016-05-18

Apple to open app design centre in Bengaluru

‹Apple will set up an app design and development accelerator in Bengaluru to support engineering talent and grow the country's iOS developer community. The accelerator is expected to open in early 2017.
2016-05-18

Rs 5,367 crore: PNB reports biggest loss in India's banking history

Public sector lender Punjab National Bank reported a net loss of Rs 5,367.14 crore for the fourth quarter ended March 31, on account of higher provisioning for bad loans. This is the biggest quarterly loss in Indian bank history.
2016-05-18

World's cheapest smartphone Namotel Acche Din costs Rs 99

Here's another attempt at offering cheap smartphone -- and this time, it's really cheap. Bengaluru-based Namotel is marketing Namotel Acche Din at an insanely low price of Rs 99, calling it India's most affordable smartphone.
2016-05-18

'Cong favours Priyanka getting into active politics'

Virat Kohli had already made his mark as the ultimate chase-master in one-dayers for India winning the country a plethora of matches. And now he has now brought the same felicity into T20 cricket as well.
2016-05-18

Pune: Vadra kin steal show, Congressmen revolt

"She has the potential," Digvijay Singh replied when asked if Priyanka Gandhi can emerge as a mass leader.Asked if Priyanka would get into active politics and play a significant role in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections due early next year, he said, "It's a family decision."
2016-05-18

Trump willing to meet N Korea's Kim over nukes

In a wide-ranging interview with Reuters, Trump also said he disapproved of Russian President Vladimir Putin's actions in eastern Ukraine, called for a renegotiation of the Paris climate accord, and said he would dismantle most of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations if he is elected president.
2016-05-17

1-person firm used to route Agusta kickbacks

AgustaWestland had allegedly signed a contract with IDS Tunisia, which is a subsidiary of IDS Infotech, for delivering software.The orders were shown as designs of the fuselage of AW129 and AW139 chopper models.
2016-05-17

US Senate passes bill allowing 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia

If it became law, JASTA would remove the sovereign immunity, preventing lawsuits against governments, for countries found to be involved in terrorist attacks on US soil.
2016-05-17

'We take our citizens' views on India's geography'

Rijiju's comments came after Pakistan said it has expressed "serious concern" to the UN over a draft bill over the map of Kashmir and called upon the world body to uphold its resolutions and urge India to stop such acts which are in "violation of international law".
2016-05-17

Google I/O 2016: Nine likely announcements

The countdown has started for Google's annual developers conference -- Google I/O 2016. Scheduled to take place between May 18 to 22, the event will showcase all the cool stuff that Google's developers have been working on for the past 12 months as well as set the agenda for the rest of the year.
2016-05-17

IPL live scorecard: Pune vs Delhi

Follow all the live action from Match 49 of the 2016 Indian Premier League between Rising Pune Supergiants and Delhi Daredevils at the Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam.
2016-05-17

India hits back at Pak, says border map issue is 'internal matter'

External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said India "firmly rejects" repeated and increasing attempts by Pakistan to impose on the international community matters that it has always been open to address bilaterally with it.
2016-05-17

SP gives Amar Singh consolation prize ” a Rajya Sabha seat

The SP's central parliamentary board, at a meeting in Lucknow, said that aside from Amar Singh and Beni Prasad Verma, the other nominees are Sanjay Seth, Sukhram Yadav, Vishambhar Prasad Nishad, Arvind Singh and Revti Raman Singh.
2016-05-17

PM hopes visit to Iran will help double oil imports

India and Iran share long-standing civilisational ties. Iran is situated in India's extended neighbourhood and the two countries have a significant overlap in their economic and security space. The visit will provide thrust to expand bilateral cooperation between the two countries.
2016-05-17

Scorpio, 6 other cars fail UK crash test, get zero on safety metrics

Mahindra Scorpio, Hyundai Eon, Maruti Suzuki Ecco, Maruti Celerio and three models of Renault Kwid failed in crash tests carried by Global New Car Assessment Programme (NCAP), a UK based organisation. All the cars scored zero on safety parameters when these were crashed at 64 kmph speed.
2016-05-17

Swamy to PM: Sack RBI chief Rajan immediately

BJP leader Subramanian Swamy wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking immediate termination of RBI governor Raghuram Rajan. Swamy had last week suggested that Rajan be removed from the post as he was responsible for "unemployment and collapse" of industrial activity.
2016-05-17

MCD bypolls: Good show by AAP, Congress

2016-05-17

Virat-AB are like 'Batman-Superman', says Gayle

"Those two guys are playing like 'Batman and Superman'. They are in the form of their lives, especially Kohli. They should continue pressing the gas, don't ease up and fill their boots with as much runs as possible. They are doing a phenomenal job for RCB," Gayle said.
2016-05-17

Exit polls suggest gains for Modi, trouble for Rahul

The exit poll results should deepen the growing worry in Congress about the party's future. Pollsters expect it to lose Kerala and Assam, while its much-vaunted alliance with Left in Bengal may fail to match the hype it generated among a part of the commentariat.
2016-05-17

Drunk B'luru exec rams BMW into auto, injures 4

A senior executive of a liquor conglomerate at the wheel of a speeding BMW allegedly rammed an autorickshaw while trying to overtake it, injuring four persons in Indiranagar night.
2016-05-16

IAF chief to fly Tejas today; first squadron to come up by July

India's first home-grown fighter has finally come of age after a meandering developmental saga of 33 years. Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha will become the first IAF chief to fly in the multi-role supersonic Tejas at the Hindustan Aeronautics facility in Bengaluru morning.
2016-05-16

Didi to win Bengal, Assam to get BJP, Kerala to turn Left, TN up in air

Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) terrorist Shahid Latif, chief handler of the Pathankot attack, was released by India in 2010 as part of the Manmohan Singh government's effort to repair ties with Pakistan. Latif's release was sought by the same Jaish terrorists who had hijacked Indian Airlines flight IC-814.
2016-05-16

What exit polls say about Jaya's fate

According to exit poll conducted by CVoter, the Congress-DMK alliance is projected to win 14 out of the 30 seats in the upcoming assembly elections in Puducherry. The exit poll predicts that the AINRC will win 9 while AIADMK is likely to win just 5. The BJP is not likely to win any seat.
2016-05-16

Exit Polls 2016: How the states voted

In the end it appears, Saradha and Narada couldn't dent the Trinamool Congress, as incumbent Mamata Banerjee's Trinamool Congress looks set for a second consecutive term in West Bengal, the CVoter exit poll indicated .
2016-05-16

Wrestler Sushil Kumar moves court for Rio trial

After repeatedly requesting the Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) for being granted trials for Rio Olympics and being denied time and again, Sushil Kumar has moved to Delhi High Court in order to get himself one.
2016-05-16

US must respect Sino-Indian effort on border issue

Asking the US to respect the efforts by China and India to resolve their boundary dispute peacefully, a top Chinese official said the two nations are wise enough to deal with it after the Pentagon accused Beijing of deploying more troops along the Sino-India borders.
2016-05-16

Competitive terrorism: Now, al-Qaida to challenge ISIS in Syria

Al-Qaida's top leadership in Pakistan, badly weakened after a decade of CIA drone strikes, has decided that the terror group's future lies in Syria and has secretly dispatched more than a dozen of its most seasoned veterans there.
2016-05-16

Mallya ready to return if safety, freedom assured

The BJP is looking to pin Congress down over the UPA government's alleged bid to manipulate "Hindutva terror" investigations to create a bogey while also diluting cases related to jihadi groups, like the Ishrat Jahan encounter probe.
2016-05-16

Forest fires return to haunt Uttarakhand

About a week after the forest fires in different parts of Uttarakhand were doused, largely due to rains, the blaze has returned, this time on Varunavat Parvat in Uttarkashi. The raging inferno was noticed at 4am on Sunday and a team of 25 forest personnel was rushed to battle the flames.
2016-05-15

Britannica COO jumps to death in Gurgaon

2016-05-15

MHA official who took away' Teesta file arrested

Home ministry under secretary Anand Joshi who is accused of taking away the FCRA file on Teesta Setalvad's Sabrang Trust and arbitrarily issuing notices to many foreign-funded NGOs was arrested on Sunday after the CBI tracked him in Tilak Nagar area of west Delhi.
2016-05-15

Allow passive euthanasia? Centre asks for your view

After years of debate and legal battles, the Union government has come up with a draft bill on passive euthanasia that gives patients the right to œwithhold or withdraw medical treatment to herself or himself and œallow nature to take its own course.
2016-05-15

Now, high-end SUVs for quick movement of troops at China border

ITBP DG said while the force has several types of four-wheelers, including those with 4x4 drive facility for high-altitude driving at its border locations, SUV platforms, which are powered by diesel-run heavy-duty engines were required for quick movement in these mountainous areas.
2016-05-15

In bad times, Mallya's luxury jet awaits a buyer

The 25-seater has portraits of gods inside while the exterior has got names of Mallya's 3 children. His own initials 'VJM' form part of the name of the jet. The Airbus plane has been grounded for over 3 years and gathering dust in a lonely bay at the Mumbai airport.
2016-05-15

Jawan dies during training, Army denies 'mutiny'

The Indian Army on Sunday denied there was a "mutiny" in an infantry unit in the northeast after the death of a soldier during training. The Army, however, said, that an officer was injured when a few soldiers became agitated and scuffled with seniors following the death.
2016-05-15

Don't do business till I'm CM: Siddaramaiah to son

Facing as he is a fiery attack of nepotism charges, chief minister Siddaramaiah has issued a diktat to his sons: œNo doing any business till I am in powerœ.
2016-05-15

Subramanian Swamy: A cat among the pigeons

For someone who has straddled the Indian political scene for over four decades, Dr Subramanian Swamy has always been an important figure in Lutyens' Delhi. A mover and a shaker, he has dominated events and determined their outcome through dogged courtroom battles.
2016-05-15

Make in India: Isro to launch country's own space shuttle

For the very first time in its history, the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is all set to undertake the maiden launch of its very own indigenous version of a 'space shuttle', a fully made-in-India effort.
2016-05-15

Mumbai's child sex ratio of 933 at all-time high

The city's child sex ratio reached an all time high in 2015, with 933 girls born per 1,000 boys, significantly ahead of the national average of 918. But several wards of the city bucked the progressive trend to register a worrying gap.
2016-05-15

India, Bangladesh power ties with 21st-century nuclear deal

India has concluded a nuclear agreement with Bangladesh in a sign that the bilateral neighbourhood relationship is becoming special. The core of the new engagement is all 21st century ” energy, connectivity, security.
2016-05-14

'SFI, ASA cashing in on Rohith Vemula's death'

Days after resigning from Students' Federation of India, former comrade of Rohith Vemula and the current Hyderabad Central University Students' Union (HCUSU) general secretary, Raju Kumar Sahu demanded the CBI to investigate the Dalit student's death and also find out who struck off the five sentences critical of SFI and Ambedkar Students' Association (ASA) from his suicide note.
2016-05-14

Nine Uttarakhand Congress rebels to join BJP

The nine Congress rebels, who almost toppled the Harish Rawat-led government in Uttarakhand, have finally ended weeks of suspense on their allegiance. On , after meeting BJP chief Amit Shah at his residence in New Delhi, they formally threw in their lot with BJP.
2016-05-14

Court summons Pachauri in sex case as accused

Metropolitan magistrate Shivani Chauhan took cognizance of a chargesheet filed by Delhi Police against the embattled environmentalist, saying there was enough material to proceed against RK Pachauri under charges dealing with stalking, words, gestures or acts intended to insult a woman's modesty.
2016-05-14

China raising troop strength on Indian border: US

China is deploying more troops on the border with India while modernizing its nuclear force and improving its strike capabilities, the Pentagon said, even as the Obama administration challenged Beijing's assertion that New Delhi does not meet the criteria to be a member of the Nuclear Suppliers Group.
2016-05-14

Gandhiji's grandson misses old Gujarat

"We don't want to beg anyone for any help.It is not in my nature to beg," says the old man, his tired eyes staring out from behind gold-rimmed glasses."Bapu used to fast so others could eat.
2016-05-14

Dating not common, most Indian women don't shake hands: ICCR

This is 2016 but women in India don't generally shake hands. Dating is uncustomary. Females of this country are traditional and may refuse politely if asked out for a film.
2016-05-14

'Holier-than-thou' attitude causing conflicts: PM

Warning that global warming and terrorism have become the world's biggest concerns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that shedding the "holier-than- thou" attitude is the key to overcoming these issues and resolving conflicts.
2016-05-14

US disagrees completely with China, says India ready to be in NSG

Hours after China defended blocking India from becoming part of the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG), the US said that India does in fact meet the missile technology control regime requirements for entry into the NSG.
2016-05-14

Scribe arrested for 'forgery' of Ayush RTI reply

Live updates from Match 44 of the Indian Premier League between Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
2016-05-14

PM Modi rubs in GST bill as 53 RS MPs call it a day

Retiring members of Rajya Sabha would have left with greater pride had they participated in the passage of the GST (goods and services tax) and compensatory afforestation bill, PM Narendra Modi said as the Upper House bid goodbye to 53 MPs.
2016-05-14

Urban fertility rate in India lower than in US, Oz

Data from the Sample Registration Survey on the total fertility rate shows that since 2006 the TFR in urban areas has touched 2 children per woman and from 2010 has fallen below that level. That means there aren't enough children born in Indian cities to replace the existing population of their parents.
2016-05-14

Urban fertility rate in India lower than in US, Oz

Data from the Sample Registration Survey on the total fertility rate shows that since 2006 the TFR in urban areas has touched 2 children per woman and from 2010 has fallen below that level. That means there aren't enough children born in Indian cities to replace the existing population of their parents.
2016-05-14

SC upholds validity of criminal defamation

Upholding the constitutional validity of criminal defamation provisions in the IPC drafted during the colonial era, the Supreme Court said these do not muzzle free speech and asked politicians Rahul Gandhi, Subramanian Swamy and Arvind Kejriwal and others to face trial for alleged statements harming others' reputation.
2016-05-13

ISIS asked us to infiltrate Kanhaiya stir: Recruits

Statements of 3 recruits of India's ISIS wing reveal, when Kanhaiya was in Tihar jail on sedition charges and students of several universities were holding demonstrations, ISIS's Ahmad Ali asked 19-year-old Ashiq Ahmad alias Raja of Hooghly, West Bengal, to infiltrate the movement and burn vehicles.
2016-05-13

Malegaon blasts: ATS planted RDX to frame Lt Col Purohit, NIA says

In a stunning turnaround in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, the National Investigation Agency accused the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad of planting RDX traces to frame prime accused Lt Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit, while it let off another prominent accused, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, and 5 others.
2016-05-13

'Bihar students spoiling atmosphere of Kota'

Satyarth (19), a resident of Nabada district in Bihar, was allegedly attacked by a group of students while Sandeep Kumar, also from Bihar, sustained injuries in the attack. A case against 25 people has been lodged so far in the connection and no arrests has been made, police said.
2016-05-13

'Bihar students spoiling atmosphere of Kota'

Satyarth (19), a resident of Nabada district in Bihar, was allegedly attacked by a group of students while Sandeep Kumar, also from Bihar, sustained injuries in the attack. A case against 25 people has been lodged so far in the connection and no arrests has been made, police said.
2016-05-13

'Maha jungle raj' in Bihar, says BJP after killing of journalist in Siwan

Attacking Nitish Kumar, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said while the chief minister was visiting Varanasi, the people of the state were migrating out as criminals were "ruling the roost." He described the killing of a journalist in Siwan as an "attack on the fourth pillar of democracy".
2016-05-13

'Maha jungle raj' in Bihar, says BJP after killing of journalist in Siwan

Attacking Nitish Kumar, BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said while the chief minister was visiting Varanasi, the people of the state were migrating out as criminals were "ruling the roost." He described the killing of a journalist in Siwan as an "attack on the fourth pillar of democracy".
2016-05-13

Kings XI Punjab beat Mumbai Indians by 7 wickets

Follow all the live updates of the Indian Premier League season nine match between Mumbai Indians and Kings XI Punjab at the ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam .
2016-05-13

Many members against India's NSG bid: China

Defending its move to block India's entry into the Nuclear Suppliers Group, China has claimed that several members of the 48-nation bloc shared its view that signing of the NPT was an "important" standard for the NSG's expansion.
2016-05-13

Have enjoyed my job, but more to do: Rajan

Rajan, whose current 3-year term as the RBI governor is ending this September, was asked whether he should be given another term. He said, "It's a good question. I think we have accomplished a lot... I think that ... I mean, there is always more to do."
2016-05-13

D13, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi: TV sting confirms Dawood's address

The video shows the address of Dawood's bungalow as D 13, Block 4, Clifton, Karachi, an address which has been shared by India with Pakistan on several occasions. The channel, on the basis of interviews of guards and locals, claimed that everyone in the area knew that Dawood lived there.
2016-05-13

SC orders probe into 'wife-swap' by Navy officers

The Supreme Court has ordered the Kerala government to set up an SIT to probe allegations by the estranged wife of a Navy officer that her husband and his colleagues indulged in wife-swapping. She has also alleged that she was tortured because of her refusal to join them.
2016-05-12

China, Pak unite to block India's entry into Nuclear Suppliers Group

Beijing is using Pakistan's position with the NSG to block India's application in the name of parity, stating that it would either support entry for both countries, or none of them. China knows that Pakistan doesn't stand a chance, and most of the states will reject Islamabad's application.
2016-05-12

Rarest of rare: Both LS, RS pass bill in one day

In a rarest of the rare case, both Houses of Parliament passed the Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University Bill . Even President Pranab Mukherjee gave his assent to the bill that very day.
2016-05-12

Sushma, Chandy spar over evacuation from Libya

The political fight errupted a day after PM Modi said his government has evacuated the families from Libya and that the Centre was committed to work for welfare of Indians living abroad. A total of 29 Indians have been evacuated from Libya out of which 16 are from Kerala.
2016-05-12

Railways sends Rs 4 crore bill to Latur for 'water trains'

The first water train, christened 'Jaldoot' had reached Latur on April 12. After nine trips by a 10-wagon water train, a 50-wagon water train carrying 25 lakh litre water was later pressed into service. It was specially commissioned from Kota in Rajasthan to transport water to Latur.
2016-05-12

India's bad loans getting messier

Increasing provisions to cover rising bad loans are likely to hurt banks' profits and curb credit growth, stoking a vicious circle of lower economic growth. This would trigger more defaults and choke-off business investment and production.
2016-05-12

This ISIS app teaches children jihadi themes

The vocabulary taught within the application includes jihadist themes. The application was released through Islamic State Telegram channels and on other file sharing websites. The application has games for memorising and how to write the Arabic letters.
2016-05-12

Brazil's Senate votes 55-22 to impeach President

When officially notified later morning, Brazil's first woman president will be suspended, ending 13 years of rule by the leftist Workers Party, and Vice President Michel Temer will become acting president during her trial.
2016-05-12

Raghuram Rajan not fit to be RBI Governor: Subramanian Swamy

"In my opinion, the RBI governor is not apt for our country. His move to increase the interest rates, so as to cut down inflation and stabilize the economy, has backfired and has badly affected the nation," Swamy told reporters.
2016-05-12

Muslim ban proposal temporary: Donald Trump

"We have a serious problem, it's a temporary ban, it hasn't been called for yet, nobody's done it, this is just a suggestion until we find out what's going on," Republican presumptive presidential nominee Trump told Fox Radio.
2016-05-12

Delhi no more world's most polluted city: WHO

The WHO report says that Delhi now ranks 11th among 3,000 cities in 103 countries in terms of PM 2.5 (fine, particulate pollution). This is a considerable improvement since 2014 when India's capital was ranked the most polluted city in the world. Gwalior and Allahabad ranked worse than Delhi on the list.
2016-05-12

7.25bn: France best price offer for Rafale jets

This is a substantial cut from the 8.8 billion Euro figure that was being quoted for the deal in BJP circles and was even advertised by its IT department as a major win for the Modi government.
2016-05-12

Trupti Desai enters Haji Ali but not inner shrine

"At the Dargah, I prayed that women be allowed to enter the inner sanctum, as was the case till 2011," Bhumata Ranragini Brigade chief Desai said, after coming out of the Dargah. Desai and other women activists were earlier denied entry to the Dargah last month.
2016-05-12

IVF baby at age 72 is unethical, say doctors

Haryana couple Daljinder Kaur, 72, and her husband Mohinder Singh Gill, 79, may be celebrating their bundle of joy in the dusk of their lives, but IVF experts and gynaecologists in Bengaluru are frowning on the process, terming it completely unethical.
2016-05-12

Up to 55% price cut for cancer drugs, 53 others

Drugs include those used for treating cancer, heart ailments
2016-05-11

Never met Manmohan, Sonia: Agusta middleman

"No, never.I have never met any of these," he told India Today TV from the UAE when asked whether he had met Congress members.He added that "Congress never interfered in the Agusta deal.
2016-05-11

SC stunned by Sahara chief's huge wealth'

Awestruck, the bench was about to blurt out the total value but Sibal stepped in at the right time to stop the court."Please keep it secret and in sealed cover.
2016-05-11

Rs 36k cr dues is fraction of Subrata Roy's wealth, why not pay: SC

Roy's counsel Kapil Sibal showed a list of personal wealth and assets to assure the court Roy would not run away from the court-fastened Rs 36,000 crore financial liability, of which he has already deposited Rs 12,000-odd crore with market regulator Sebi.
2016-05-11

SC allows IT dept to reopen case against Big B

The Supreme Court allowed the Income Tax (IT) department to reopen the 2001 tax case against actor Amitabh Bachchan over his earnings during the quiz show Kaun Banega Crorepati (KBC).
2016-05-11

It's official: PM Modi's degree is authentic, says Delhi University

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's BA degree is authentic, Delhi University clarified , putting to rest allegations of glaring discrepancies levelled by Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and other AAP leaders.
2016-05-10

Want to be a role model for all girls: Tina Dabi

According to reliable sources, BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur is being tipped to take over the hot seat. IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla is also in the running along with Maharashtra Cricket Association president and business magnet Ajay Shirke.
2016-05-10

Delhi's Tina Dabi tops civil services exam

Sunrisers Hyderabad‹ captain David Warner won the toss and chose to bat against Rising Pune Supergiants in their Indian Premier League match in Visakhapatnam .
2016-05-10

U'khand floor test ends, Rawat claims victory

Trimbadasji Zavar (62) remembers how much fun it used to be to visit lush green Sai village on weekends where a Kolhapur Type (KT) weir across the Manjra river held enough water for a 7km stretch.
2016-05-10

How cops made Bihar lawmaker give up her son, the road rage 'killer'

Immense pressure mounted by the Gaya police on JD(U) MLC Manorma Devi ultimately paid dividends as the MLC in the wee hours led the police team to son Rocky Yadav's hide out in the Mastpura village of the Bodh Gaya police station area.
2016-05-10

Gaya road rage: Bihar MLC's son Rocky Yadav arrested

Shortly after BJP president Amit Shah made public the copies of PM Narendra Modi's BA and MA degrees, AAP claimed that the certificates had been forged.
2016-05-09

In parched Latur, villagers revive dead river

Beijing and Washington have traded accusations that the other is militarising the South China Sea as China undertakes large-scale land reclamations and construction on disputed featues while the United States has increased its patrols and exercises in the region.
2016-05-09

Nine rebel MLAs can't participate in Uttarakhand trust vote, rules SC

The Supreme Court refused to stay the disqualification of nine rebel Uttarakhand MLAs and ruled that they won't be allowed to participate in the trust vote . The top court, however, agreed to hear their plea for a stay on their disqualification and listed the case for July 12.
2016-05-09

BJP shows Modi's BA and MA degrees, asks Kejriwal to apologise

BJP chief Shah and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier shown PM Modi's BA degree from Delhi University and MA degree from Gujarat University, at a press conference. They also asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to apologize for lying about the PM's educational qualifications.
2016-05-09

Modi's degrees shown by BJP are forged: AAP

"Kejriwal has repeatedly written letters to the CIC, the PMO etc;, to propagate a lie - that PM Modi's degrees are fake," BJP chief Amit Shah said in a press conference in the capital. "I am hereby presenting the PM's degrees - both his BA and MA degrees," Shah said while displaying the degrees.
2016-05-09

Why this town doesn't celebrate Akshaya Tritiya

While announcements are made about delay in landing due to bad weather and other technical issues, no announcement is made about such incidents and passengers - all of whom have been lucky - always leave the airport without a clue.
2016-05-09

China pips India in aid to Nepal; Delhi out of top five donors' list

If it is Nepal's growing proximity with China that is making PM K P Sharma Oli act in a cavalier fashion, some of the resultant damage for India could be self-inflicted.
2016-05-08

BJP indulging in politics of blackmail: Rawat

As another purported sting video targeting Harish Rawat which allegedly showed a conversation between rebel Congress MLA Harak Singh Rawat and Congress legislator Madan Singh Bisht was released on Sunday by a TV channel, the former CM accused the NDA government of misusing central agencies to target Congress leaders in Uttarakhand and of indulging in "politics of blackmail".
2016-05-08

Crony wealth in India 3% of GDP, from 18% in 2008

Modi trying to subject the economy to a blast of competition, says magazine
2016-05-08

Class XII student shot dead for overtaking SUV of Bihar MLC's son

Infuriated by a class XII student's 'temerity' to overtake his high end 'Land Rover', Rocky, son of JD(U) MLC Manorma Devi, allegedly shot him (student) dead late evening
2016-05-08

Chopper scam: First or last family', Parrikar vows to punish guilty

Ramping up the attack against the Gandhi family on alleged AgustaWestland helicopter scam, defence minister Manohar Parrikar said the government will not hesitate to take action against them if they are proven guilty, asserting no one is above law, whether "first or the last family".
2016-05-07

Trump reaches out, Republican leaders look away

A hasty effort to make peace between Donald Trump and Republican Party leaders veered toward the point of collapse as Jeb Bush announced that he would not back Trump in the general election and Trump unleashed a caustic personal attack on a prominent senator who declined to endorse his campaign.
2016-05-07

Uttarakhand: HC order on rebel MLAs on May 9

Suspense mounted on the fate of the nine disqualified rebel Congress MLAs with the Uttarakhand high court reserving its judgement for May 9, a day ahead of the floor test in the state assembly for sacked chief minister Harish Rawat to seek a confidence vote.
2016-05-07

PM Modi scared of arresting Sonia: Kejriwal

Launching a scathing attack on the Modi government and Congress over the AgustaWestland chopper scam, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said the Prime Minister does not have "enough courage" to arrest Sonia Gandhi and that the two parties have an "alliance in corruption".
2016-05-07

'President Trump?' Here is what he would do in his first 100 days

By the end of 'President' Trump's first 100 days, the wall with Mexico would be designed, the immigration ban on Muslims would be in place, the audit of the Federal Reserve would be underway and plans to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be in motion.
2016-05-07

Rajan to students: Don't go for useless degrees

Sounding a word of caution to students on education loans, RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has said they should not fall prey to 'unscrupulous schools' which leave them with high debt and "useless degrees". He also said that efforts should be made to make degrees affordable to all deserving students.
2016-05-07

U'khand: Centre's nod for vote makes Cong wary

Congress is unsure of how the numbers game will play out in Uttarakhand , especially in light of growing suspicions in its ranks that BJP may have established a bridgehead with a few of the six MLAs belonging to the 'Others' category who backed the government.
2016-05-07

Robert Vadra pops up in Cong's protest posters

Posters of Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra at Congress's protest march created a flutter in party circles, reinforcing persistent speculation that the controversial businessman was chafing at not being allowed to enter the political arena.
2016-05-07

After Osama bin Laden's killing, ISI 'poisoned' CIA chief in Pak

A former CIA station chief in Pakistan, who presided over the May 2011 raid that killed al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden at his hideout in Abbottabad, is believed to have been poisoned by the powerful ISI.
2016-05-06

Sadiq Khan is first-ever Muslim mayor of London

Sadiq Khan, the son of a bus driver, became London's first Muslim mayor , seeing off a Conservative challenger who attempted to link him to extremism and securing a much-needed victory for his opposition Labour Party.
2016-05-06

Modi running a Presidential govt: Arun Shourie

In a strong attack, former Union minister Arun Shourie hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of "narcissism" and of running a one-man "Presidential government", the direction of which was "dangerous" for India.
2016-05-06

RS deadline to Swamy over Agusta remarks

Swamy, a newly-nominated member, had during the debate said he was quoting Italian court's documents to allege that a bribe of 30 million euros was paid in the Rs 3600 crore deal for 12 VVIP choppers. Out of this, 6 million euros went to IAF personnel, 8.4 million euros to bureaucrats and Rs 125 crore to 'AP', Swamy had claimed.
2016-05-06

Cong knew where Agusta's 'Ganga of bribe' was flowing: Parrikar

Maintaining heat on the Congress, the government said the previous UPA government had "done everything" to help AgustaWestland bag the contract for VVIP helicopters and asserted that it will track down the main beneficiaries of the kickbacks in the deal.
2016-05-06

At Delhi rally, Sonia, Rahul detained, then released

The US Congress has initiated a move to block $450 million in aid to Pakistan for failing to "demonstrate its commitment" and taking action against the Haqqani terror network. The Congress's move comes days after the US told Pakistan to put forward its national funds to buy eight F-16s.
2016-05-06

Uttarakhand floor test on May 10, but 9 barred MLAs can't vote: SC

The Bombay High Court passed an order to continue the ban on the slaughter of bullocks in Maharashtra. The court also held as "unconstitutional" the ban on the possession of beef.
2016-05-06

Maharashtra ban on killing bulls upheld

D-Company, led by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, œwanted to spread communal tension by attacking religious leaders, RSS leaders and churches, the National Investigation Agency has claimed. The agency will file a chargesheet against 10 members of D-Company, assigned to œcreate unrest
2016-05-06

Amma of all sops: Free cell phones for 2cr people, 50% off on scooters

D-Company, led by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, œwanted to spread communal tension by attacking religious leaders, RSS leaders and churches, the National Investigation Agency has claimed. The agency will file a chargesheet against 10 members of D-Company, assigned to œcreate unrest
2016-05-06

Republican House Speaker not supporting Trump yet

It is one of the biggest stashes of stolen credentials to be uncovered since cyber attacks hit major US banks and retailers two years ago. Such data breaches can be used to engineer phishing attacks by reaching contacts tied to each compromised account, multiplying the risks of financial theft.
2016-05-05

'Dawood plotted attacks on churches, RSS leaders'

US House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he is not ready to support or endorse Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. "I'm just not ready to do that at this point. I'm not there right now," Ryan said.
2016-05-05

Gmail, Yahoo hacked; data on sale for $1

India hosted Han Zheng, member of politburo of the Communist Party of China and party secretary of Shanghai within a fortnight of playing host to Chinese dissidents, indicating the balancing act India has to follow, in pursuit of a cooperative-competitive relationship with China.
2016-05-05

Was sold to Goa MLA for Rs 50 lakh, claims minor rape victim

In her statement, the girl has alleged that Monserratte had raped her several times in the past. He has been booked under the POCSO Act and other relevant sections for human trafficking. Monserratte surrendered before the crime branch today.
2016-05-05

IPL 2016: Kohli could face one-match ban

The Delhi right-handed batsman was fined Rs.12 lakh and then Rs.24 lakh for two separate over rate offences. Now, another offence and he will not only be penalised with a Rs.30 lakh fine but also a ban for one game.
2016-05-05

Trump's deportation plan could cost trillions

About 6.8 million of the more than 11 million immigrants living in the United States illegally are employed, according to government statistics. Removing them would cause a slump of $381.5 billion to $623.2 billion in private sector output, a Washington-based non-profit organisation said.
2016-05-05

Playing Modi Card in London's mayoral elections

With Pakistani-origin Sadiq Khan likely to become London's new mayor, his Conservative foe Zac Goldsmith is using Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name to woo Hindu and Sikh votes.
2016-05-05

Sting video: CBI summons former Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat

The Central Bureau of Investigation issued summons to former Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat in connection with a sting CD that allegedly showed some MLAs being offered bribes.
2016-05-05

Honda launches BR-V compact SUV at Rs 8.75L

2016-05-05

Don't need your water train, UP tells Centre

The Uttar Pradesh government has turned down the Centre's offer of water to the drought-hit districts of Bundelkhand, saying that UP is not facing the kind of water crises occurring in Marathwada. UP government said the state has made adequate arrangements to meet the water scarcity in Bundelkhand.
2016-05-05

Centre to SC: Diesel taxi ban could hit BPOs

A special women's court convicted four accused in the 2011 Amboli double murder tragedy, where two young men lost their lives while defending their women friends from molesters.
2016-05-05

Keenan-Reuben murder: Life imprisonment for 4

The petrol variants of BR-V are priced between Rs 8.7 lakh and Rs 11.84 lakh while diesel ones are between Rs 9.9 lakh and Rs 12.9 lakh. The automatic variant of the SUV is priced at Rs 11.99 lakh (all prices, ex-showroom Delhi).
2016-05-05

'Big B warned me against taking Jaya in party'

At a recent event, speaking on his equation with the Bachchan's, politician Amar Singh said, "I don't have any issue with Amitabh Bachchan. He actually warned me not to accept Jaya Bachchan in my political field considering her inconsistent nature and habits."
2016-05-05

New twist: Peter mulling divorce, says lawyer

Former media honcho Peter Mukerjea has been considering seeking a divorce from his wife Indrani Mukerjea since January, his advocate Mihir Gheewala told . Initiation of the process has been deferred since his bail plea is pending.
2016-05-04

13 killed, 53 injured as bus falls off bridge

At least 13 people were killed and 53 others injured when a bus fell off a small bridge into a dry rivulet in Chhattisgarh's Balrampur district night, police said. The driver lost control over the steering as he was trying to save a motorcycle
2016-05-04

SC gets 4 new judges, still 2 short of strength

The collegium headed by the Chief Justice of India has recommended appointment of four judges to the Supreme Court ” one of them a lawyer. At present, it is functioning with 25 judges. Even after appointment of these four judges, which is likely to take two weeks, there will be two vacancies.
2016-05-04

Medical errors 3rd largest killer in US: Study

A new study published in the BMJ (formerly the British Medical Journal) said that if medical error was a disease, it would be the third largest killer in the US. About 2.51 lakh people die from medical errors annually as against 6.11 lakh deaths due to heart attack and 5.85 lakh due to cancer.
2016-05-04

Trump a 'loose cannon', a risky choice for President, says Hillary

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took quick aim at presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump , saying the United States should not take a risk on an unreliable candidate. "He is a loose cannon, and loose cannons tend to misfire," Clinton said.
2016-05-04

Agusta debate in Rajya Sabha: Who said what

Accepting the challenge from the BJP on fresh revelations pertaining to the AgustaWestland chopper deal, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said "they are most welcome" to present it. Defence Minister Parrikar is understood to be ready with an aggressive argument on UPA's alleged complicity in Choppergate.
2016-05-04

Why did the 'Stop Trump' movement fall apart?

The US government has reportedly indicted an Indian American couple for running an H-1B visa-for-sale scheme.
2016-05-04

BJP most welcome to make revelations: Sonia

The Centre told the Supreme Court that it is seriously considering the option of a floor test in the Uttarakhand Assembly. The court adjourned the hearing in the case to May 6, after the Centre sought 48 hours to make up its mind and inform the court about the floor test.
2016-05-04

Expel Mallya from Rajya Sabha: Ethics panel

With China blocking India's bid at the United Nations to proscribe Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, government said it is exerting diplomatic pressure to remove the "technical hold" and get a ban imposed on him.
2016-05-04

Will decide on U'khand floor test by : Centre

In a major breakthrough, the Intelligence Bureau and the special cell of the Delhi Police have busted a Jaish-e-Muhammed terror module active in the national capital. The cops have detained 12 suspects from Delhi, NCR region and Deoband in Uttar Pradesh.
2016-05-04

Live: Govt can't intimidate us, Cong says on Agusta scam

Accepting the challenge from the BJP on fresh revelations pertaining to the AgustaWestland chopper deal, Congress president Sonia Gandhi said "they are most welcome" to present it. Defence Minister Parrikar is understood to be ready with an aggressive argument on UPA's alleged complicity in Choppergate.
2016-05-04

Eye on Rahul's aide, ED to quiz boss of realty firm

Initiating a probe into the alleged link of Rahul Gandhi's aide Kanishka Singh in the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper scam, the Enforcement Directorate has issued summons to Shravan Gupta, promoter of MGF ” a joint venture of Emaar MGF ” asking him to appear for questioning in three days.
2016-05-04

Trump wins in Indiana, Cruz drops out

Republican front-runner Donald Trump all but sealed the party's presidential nomination with a commanding victory in Indiana that forced rival Ted Cruz to finally end his campaign. He is likely to formally wrap up the nomination on June 7.
2016-05-04

Adarsh scam: Plot was illegally occupied too

The Bombay high court has held that the plot on which the 31-storey Adarsh building stands in Colaba was not even available to begin with. The plot was created by carving it out of land reserved for road development without following any legal procedure.
2016-05-03

Trump crushes Cruz in Indiana, presidential nomination in sight

Donald Trump took a major step toward sewing up the Republican presidential nomination with a victory in Indiana's primary election, dashing the hopes of rival Ted Cruz and other GOP forces who fear the brash businessman will doom their party in the general election.
2016-05-03

IIT-B survey finds that 95% freshmen are virgins, 83% teetotallers

A survey conducted on the IIT-Bombay campus for freshmen found 95% students had never had sex, but about 30% of them were in a relationship. About 75% of them were comfortable with the idea of homosexuality and/or homosexual marriages.
2016-05-03

Peter sent Indrani big hug, b'day wishes

Jailed murder suspect and former media baron Peter Mukerjea had sent a loving letter to his wife and main accused Indrani, also imprisoned, on her birthday this January. œGod is great and will see an end to this, and like Romeo & Juliet we will hopefully see each other soon," the letter reads.
2016-05-03

India OK with marine's return if conditions met

The Centre wouldn't come in the way of Italian marine Salvatore Girone going back to Italy provided the conditions laid down by the UN Arbitral Tribunal for his return are met by Italian authorities, government sources said. However, everything depends on what the Supreme Court says.
2016-05-03

SC firm on NEET, 2nd phase on July 24

The Supreme Court rebuffed the plea of private medical colleges that NEET violated their autonomy. Since the court has not restrained states from holding separate tests, various tests can be held but their validity will hang in balance. The second phase of NEET will be held on July 24.
2016-05-03

Pak shredded in US electoral crossfire; Hillary, Trump distrust it

Pakistan has got caught up in the US electoral skirmish after frontrunners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump both zeroed in on the country's support for terrorism despite milking Washington for billions of dollars in aid.
2016-05-03

Army facing shortage of over 8,600 officers: Govt

Defence minister Manohar Parrikar said some of the major reasons for shortage of officers include increase in authorised strength due to accretions in force level from time to time, stringent selection criteria coupled with perceived high degree of risk.
2016-05-03

Cash-strapped ISIS 'selling' chickens in Libya

Cash-strapped Islamic State terror group has taken to selling chickens and eggs in the streets of Libya's Sirte at a "very cheap price" in an apparent sign of its deepening financial woes, according to a media report.
2016-05-03

Parliamentary panel 'questions' Punjab cops' role in Pathankot attack

The standing committee of ministry of home affairs pulled up the Centre for the January 2 Pathankot terror attack and said "something is seriously wrong with the country's counterterror security establishment."
2016-05-03

ISI using 'apps' to spy on Indian security forces

Pakistan's snooping agency ISI is spying on Indian security forces using malwares through mobile gaming and music applications such as Top Gun, mpjunkie, vdjunky, talking frog, the government said .
2016-05-03

Will get F-16s from elsewhere, Pak warns US

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar has accepted Indian Olympic Association's (IOA) invitation to become the country's goodwill ambassador for the upcoming Rio Olympics after Salman Khan and Abhinav Bindra.
2016-05-03

Sachin to be India's goodwill ambassador at Rio

Senior Pakistani leadership knew that Osama bin Laden was hiding at a compound in Abbottabad, but the US has not been able to get any proof of this so far, the then Secretary of State and current Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton has said.
2016-05-03

Young Messi fan forced to leave Afghanistan

The family of a 5-year-old Afghan boy who received autographed shirts from his soccer hero Lionel Messi was forced to leave Afghanistan amid constant telephone threats, the boy's father said .
2016-05-03

'Consider SC-monitored floor test in Uttarakhand'

While Kohli has been recommended for the country's highest honour, Rahane is in line to receive the Arjuna award. Both players have had superlative runs in different format in the last 12 months.
2016-05-03

Chopper scam: Happy to be targeted, Rahul says

Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi was codenamed "Giuli" “ Italian for gorgeous girl' “ by the European middlemen in the Rs 3600 crore VVIP chopper AgustaWestland scam, taped conversations accessed by investigators have revealed.
2016-05-03

Chopper scam: How Tyagi became 'gorgeous girl'

The Supreme Court has asked the attorney general to take instructions from the government and apprise it about the feasibility of holding a floor test in Uttarakhand Assembly under its supervision. The top court will hear the case tomorrow.
2016-05-03

Angry Pak tells Trump it 'isn't a colony of United States of America'

"I am always being targeted, happy to be targeted," Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on allegations about his aide's role in the AgustaWestland deal. BJP MP Kirit Somaiya had alleged that Rahul and his aide Kanishka were connected to Guido Haschke, one of the middlemen, in the AgustaWestland scandal.
2016-05-03

Trump looks to smother Cruz in Indiana today

Republicans Donald Trump and Ted Cruz made last-minute appeals to Indiana voters , as the billionaire looks to crush his rival for the White House nomination. "If we win Indiana, it's over," Trump told a rally in The Hoosier State
2016-05-02

Uttarakhand forest fires could melt glaciers faster, say experts

Raging forest fires in Uttarakhand could have a devastating effect on the state's glaciers which are the lifeline of the major rivers flowing through India's northern plains. According to experts, black carbon' from the smog and ash is covering the glaciers, thereby making them prone to melting.
2016-05-02

'Tyagi has stakes in firms with suspicious funds'

Holding demand of capitation fee by educational institutions illegal, the Supreme Court ruled that commercialization is not permissible in the education sector and institutions must run on no-profit-no-loss' basis. Admission has to be transparent, fair and non-exploitative, it said.
2016-05-02

Capitation fee is illegal, rules Supreme Court

The United States has told Pakistan it will have to finance the purchase of US F-16 fighter jets itself after members of the US Congress objected to the use of government funds to pay for them. Republican Senator Bob Corker said US fund should not be used to send across a stern message to Pakistan.
2016-05-02

Scientists discover 3 Earth-like 'potentially habitable' planets

An international team of scientists said that they have discovered a trio of Earth-like planets that are by far the best bet to find life outside our solar system. The find opens up a whole new "hunting ground" for habitable planets.
2016-05-02

Will not get fair trial or justice: Vijay Mallya

Independent MP and liquor baron Vijay Mallya, facing a case of loan default of over Rs 9,400 crore, resigned from Rajya Sabha, a day before Ethics Committee of the Upper House was set to recommend his expulsion.
2016-05-02

India should send marine to Italy, UN court rules

Londoner Siddhartha is believed to have replaced Mohammed Emwazi, known as 'Jihadi John' before he was killed in a drone strike, as the masked apparent executioner of western hostages in ISIS propaganda videos.
2016-05-02

IS sex slave was kidnapped by 'New Jihadi John'

Follow all the live action from Match 30 of the 2016 Indian Premier League between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
2016-05-02

Fire under control in Uttarakhand: Rajnath

The situation arising out of forest fires in Uttarakhand is under control and there is no need to get panicky, home minister Rajnath Singh told the Lok Sabha . He said NDRF personnel and choppers have been deployed and the fire has been brought under control.
2016-05-02

'Allah's Soldiers': How 'frustrated, suicidal youths' are used for jihad

A French journalist infiltrated a cell of would-be jihadists, filming them with a hidden camera as they plotted an attack in the name of the Islamic State group, before they were arrested. The journalist carried out the investigation for a documentary entitled "Allah's Soldiers".
2016-05-02

Strategist Prashant Kishor wants Rahul or Priyanka as UP CM

Struggling to arrest its falling fortunes in electorally important Uttar Pradesh, Congress may carry out a massive rejig of its state leadership next fortnight and announce its chief ministerial candidate who in all likelihood will be a "Brahmin".
2016-05-02

CBI questions former Air Force chief SP Tyagi

There are a number of theories regarding the reason of forest fire that are doing the rounds, ranging from being a calculated ploy of the timber mafia to environmentalists saying that lack of rain during winter would have led to reduced moisture in the soil making forests susceptible to excessive heat.
2016-05-02

Wary of China, US and India discuss anti-submarine warfare

India and the United States are in talks to help each other track submarines in the Indian Ocean, military officials say, a move that could further tighten defence ties between New Delhi and Washington as China steps up its undersea activities.
2016-05-02

Why this Odisha town has a curfew every day

Former Air Force chief SP Tyagi appeared before the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for questioning in connection with the alleged corruption charges in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal case.
2016-05-02

In J&K, local support for militants worries cops

It's just 10.30am but 25-year-old Rohit Jain is lowering the shutters of his ceramics store before an undeclared curfew comes into effect. In Titlagarh, one of the country's hottest places, it's the unrelenting heat that keeps people at home these days.
2016-05-01

Padmavat Express derails in UP's Hapur

ISIS claimed that it might have a mole in the UK's ministry of defence and threatened to publish "secret intelligence" in the future that could identify Britain's RAF drone operators. Inquiries made by 'The Sunday Times' found that the names on the American hitlist are genuine.
2016-05-01

Red Flag drill: Indian fighter pilots ready to take on American top guns

After demonstrating the capability to deploy œa trans-continental task force of fighters, tankers and heavy-lift aircraft across the globe, the IAF pilots will hone their combat skills in the exercise with thousands of targets, realistic threat systems and an opposing enemy force.
2016-05-01

Red Flag drill: Indian fighter pilots ready to take on American top guns

After demonstrating the capability to deploy œa trans-continental task force of fighters, tankers and heavy-lift aircraft across the globe, the IAF pilots will hone their combat skills in the exercise with thousands of targets, realistic threat systems and an opposing enemy force.
2016-05-01

Uttarakhand forest fire spreads; Centre takes stock

The sting CD made by the editor-in-chief of a private news channel and circulated by the nine Congress rebels purportedly shows Rawat negotiating a money deal with the journalist to buy the support of MLAs who had revolted against him.
2016-05-01

'Kill them': ISIS publishes 'hit list' of 70 US staff

Low visibility, however, prevented a second chopper from being deployed in Pauri district for the aerial operations in the hill state which commenced as part of efforts to control the fires that has killed seven people and destroyed 2,269 hectares of forested land.
2016-05-01
Source: Times of India News
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