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Two terrorists killed in Pathankot Air base attack

Pathankot (Punjab): Security forces killed two terrorists following an attack on the Indian Air Force (IAF) Station in Pathankot district in north Punjab early on Saturday.   The gunfire started....

Congress candidate Girish Chodankar attacks Goa CM Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar urges media to highlight positivity

Panaji: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday urged the media to make a New Year resolution to publish positive news and desist from blowing up negativity. Parrikar, a former Goa....

Odd-even scheme gets mixed reactions on Twitter

New Delhi: As the Delhi government's odd-even scheme for cars was enforced in the national capital on Friday, people gave mixed reactions on social networking and microblogging sites. The Delhi....

Cooking gas for all in three years: Centre

New Delhi: Declaring 2016 as the "Year of LPG Consumers", the government on Friday announced its plans to make clean cooking fuel available to all households by 2018-end. It also....

Ford India closes 2015 with 15 percent volume growth

Chennai: Ford India on Friday said its total sales for last month came down by 3,536 units to 10,865 units while the overall sales for the year went up by....

Panel to study wage, service conditions of rural postal workers

New Delhi: The government has formed a one-man committee to examine wage structure and service conditions of the gramin dak sevaks in the Department of Posts, an official statement said....

Jaitley shouldn’t be scared of DDCA probe if he is innocent: Kejriwal

New Delhi:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asserted that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shouldn't be scared of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) probe if he is....

BJP’s stubborn attitude blocked GST bill: Chidambaram

New Delhi: Former finance minister P Chidambaram on Friday said the Bharatiya Janata Party-led central government was too stubborn to accommodate views of the opposition with regard to the GST....

J&K HC stays previous order to hoist two flags

The Jammu and Kashmir High Court today stayed its previous order to allow the J&K State and National flag to be hoisted on the State's official buildings and vehicles. A....

Kejriwal: IAS officers having problem with government should leave Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday asked the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers having problem with his government to leave Delhi.   "The cabinet is supreme; no....

Kejriwal: PMO declares all my orders null and void

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday targeted Narendra Modi and the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) for allegedly masterminding the mass casual leave taken by IAS officers here....

Singer Adnan Sami granted Indian citizenship; Shiv Sena senses hypocrisy

On Friday when acclaimed Pakistani-origin singer Adnan Sami received the Indian citizenship from the ruling Bharatyi Janata Party, a sniff of dissent rose among major political parties pertaining to this....

Kirti Azad remains defiant, says he did not speak against his party

After the Bharatiya Janata Party suspended its member Kirti Azad for allegedly defaming the party, the debarred MP wrote in a letter addressed to the disciplinary committee of the BJP....

E-commerce industry to cross $38 bn mark in India

New Delhi: Helped by increasing internet, mobile penetration and growing acceptability of online payments, e-commerce market in India is likely to touch USD 38 billion mark in 2016, a study....

Maruti Suzuki’s December sales witness 8.5 percent rise

Mumbai: Leading passenger automobile manufacturer Maruti Suzuki on Friday reported an 8.5 percent rise in its total sales for last month.   The company sold 119,149 units during the month....

RJD pins the blame on Nitish Kumar for crime in Bihar

Bihar: In the first sign of a rift between the ‘Mahagathbandhan’ in Bihar, Rashtriya Janta Dal (RJD) on Friday pinned the blame on Janta Dal United (JDU) over the rising....

Hazare reminds PM of ‘forgotten poll promises’

Ralegan-Siddhi: Social activist Kisan Baburao alias Anna Hazare on Friday said there is "no difference between the UPA and NDA governments" and reminded Prime Minister Narendra Modi of his ‘forgotten’....

Profit bookings subdue markets, Sensex down 79 points

Mumbai: Profit bookings, coupled with disappointing macro-economic data subdued Indian equity markets during the early morning trade session on Friday.   This led to a barometer index of the Indian....

Overwhelmed by ‘success’ of odd-even scheme: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said he was "overwhelmed" by the response of people towards the odd-even scheme here. The scheme has been successful so far,....

Odd-even scheme takes off in Delhi

New Delhi: Delhi government's odd-even scheme on car movement to curb pollution in the national capital started at 8 am on New Year’s Day.   As there was less traffic,....

PM must introspect on parliament’s functioning: Congress

New Delhi: As Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked the Congress to make a New Year resolution to allow parliament to function, the opposition party hit back by asking....

Petrol, diesel prices to be reduced from January 1

New Delhi: Oil marketer Indian Oil Corp (IOC) on Thursday announced a reduction in petrol and diesel prices effective midnight, following a fall in international crude oil prices. According to....

Cyrus Mistry prescribes strategic agility to seize opportunities in China, US

Mumbai: Pointing to China's rebalancing of its economy and recovery signals in the US economy, Tata Group chairman Cyrus Mistry on Thursday stressed on the need to be nimble-footed in....

Telecom watchdog gets record response on differential pricing

New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has received 18.27 lakh responses on differential pricing consultation paper, its chairman RS Sharma said on Thursday, adding that analyses showed....

CPI-M says ‘redoubled’ resolve to overcome internal weaknesses

 Kolkata: The CPI-M on Thursday asserted it was the only party that can offer a policy alternative and a better political culture, as it called on workers to preserve and....

Modi berates Congress for disrupting parliament

Noida (Uttar Pradesh): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday targeted the Congress for disrupting parliament session and said it is a misfortune of the country that the two houses are....

Centre’s conspiracy in officers’ mass leave, says Sisodia

New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday alleged ‘conspiracy’ by the Centre to sabotage its odd-even number formula for traffic management after about 200 of its officers went on a....

Short-coverings buoy markets; Sensex up 158 points

Mumbai: Short-coverings on account of derivatives expiry, coupled with minor value buying at lower levels, buoyed Indian equity markets on Thursday. This led to a barometer index of the Indian....

India ranks third in issuing passports

Agartala, India has ranked third in the world after China and the US for issuing 12 million passports this year, an official from the external affairs ministry said on Thursday.....

President Pranab Mukherjee returns from 14-day stay in southern India

Hyderabad: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday returned to New Delhi after his 14-day sojourn in southern India.   Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan and Telangana Chief Minister K.....