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Arun Jaitley’s claim of public character is totally frivolous: Arvind Kejriwal

Not relenting on his scathing attacks against the BJP leader and Union Finance Minister of India, Arun Jaitley, Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the BJP minister had no public....

CCTV camera captures woman brutally assaulting her 70-year-old mother-in-law

Emerging online as an appalling incident of ill-treatment against in-laws, a woman in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, was arrested for brutally assaulting her ailing 70-year-old mother-in-law.    The gruelling one-minute footage....

Sushma Swaraj to visit Palestine, Israel

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will visit Palestine and Israel on January 17-18, and will review bilateral relations with both sides, it was announced here on Tuesday.  ....

Tolerance is the formula to avoid conflicts in society: Ansari

Malappuram: Inter-religious dialogue has to be more than mere words and it must include human interaction and relationships, Vice President Hamid Ansari observed on Tuesday while inaugurating an inter-faith conference....

Sushma Swaraj meets Syrian counterpart Walid Al Moualem

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Syrian Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Walid Al Moualem and discussed issues of bilateral interest.   "Emphasising engagement. EAM....

75 Pak pilgrims denied visa to visit India

India has denied visa to 75 Pakistan High Commission officials on procedural grounds. These officials were scheduled to visit Hafiz Abdullah shrine near Agra from Jan 11 to Jan 18.....

Supreme Court bars Jallikattu

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday stayed the operation of a government notification that allowed 'Jallikattu' or bull taming sport in Tamil Nadu.   Observing that Jallikattu amounted to....

Delhi’s car restrictions may not reduce pollution

Bengaluru: The odd-even restrictions for cars being experimented with in New Delhi will not work to improve the national capital's air quality due to its geographical location and the long-range....

Fogs lead to cancellation of 71 trains

New Delhi: Fog in northern India on Tuesday led to the cancellation of 71 trains, Northern Railway said. Another 10 train were said to be running late. But flights here....

PM pays tribute to Vivekananda on his 153rd birth anniversary

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid tribute to Swami Vivekananda on his 153rd birth anniversary. "I salute the venerable Swami Vivekananda on his birth anniversary," Modi said....

Congress accuses NSA of creating confusion

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday accused National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval of creating confusion over sensitive issues of national security.   "The NSA is reported to have said....

AIIMS condemns the termination of a doctor for allegedly misbehaving

New Delhi: The Faculty Association of AIIMS (FAAIIMS) on Monday condemned the institute's decision to remove a senior faculty member for allegedly misbehaving and manhandling a patient and sought an....

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Digvijaya complains against Gadkari’s ‘crony capitalism’

New Delhi: Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday wrote to Central Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) accusing union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari of crony capitalism and nepotism in awarding the contract....

Defence procurement procedure to focus on more indigenisation

New Delhi: The Defence Acquisition Council on Monday finalised parts of the new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) which focuses on higher level of indigenisation, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said. At....

Govt announces Rs 11,000 cr fund for fixing road potholes

New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday announced a Rs.11,000 crore to fix accident prone areas across the country in the next five years. Announced....

No restriction on Supreme Court’s discretionary power

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday refused to restrict the scope of its discretionary powers, under the constitution's article 136, to entertain pleas challenging various high court orders, saying....

Mobile phone, AK-47 recovered at Pathankot IAF base

New Delhi: A mobile phone, an AK-47 magazine and a binocular were recovered on Monday from the IAF base in Pathankot even as authorities said the questioning of Punjab Police....

Quota agitation will continue: Hardik Patel

Ahmedabad:  Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) leader Hardik Patel on Monday said his four-month-old agitation for reservation for the Patels in government jobs and education will continue.   "Even foibaa....

BJP in favour of Mehbooba Mufti becoming Jammu and Kashmir CM

New Delhi:  BJP general secretary Ram Madhav on Monday hinted that the party has no objection to PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti becoming chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir.   "We....

We can achieve nothing by engaging in talks with Pakistan: Togadia

Ahmedabad:  India cannot tackle terrorism through mere talks with Pakistan, VHP's international president Pravin Togadia said on Monday, asserting that if extremists managed to enter the highly fortified air base....

Woman creates history by becoming chairperson of famous Shani Temple Trust

Ahmednagar (Maharashtra): A history of sorts was created when Anita Shetye, a housewife, was unanimously appointed the first ever woman chairperson of the famous Shani Shingnapur Temple Trust, an official....

There was pressure on me to name a VIP in DDCA report, says Chetan Sanghi

New Delhi:  Chetan Sanghi, who headed a three-member team to probe alleged financial irregularities in the Delhi and District Cricket Association, has said there was pressure on him to name....

Three SAARC regional centres closed down

Kathmandu:  The 30-year-old south Asian grouping SAARC has closed down three of its regional centres in line with a decision taken at its 18th summit meeting here in November, an....

ISI probes Pakistan’s link in Pathankot attack; Pakistan submits initial findings

Islamabad:  Pakistan on Monday submitted to India its initial findings on alleged Pakistani links to the Pathankot terror attack saying that the telephone numbers given by India were not registered....

Banning women from temple is ‘unconstitutional’: Supreme Court

Deeming the ban on women from entering the Sabarimala Temple as 'unconstitutional', the Supreme Court today proclaimed that temple authorities of Sabarimala had no right to justify the restriction of....

India-Pakistan foreign secretary-level talks may be postponed: Pakistan

Islamabad:  The foreign secretary-level talks between Pakistan and India could be deferred by New Delhi, a newspaper reported on Monday.   This follows the January 2 terrorist attack on the....

BJP parliamentary team was stopped at the Malda railway station

Kolkata: A three-member BJP parliamentary team sent by the party on a 'fact finding mission' to northern West Bengal's violence-hit Kaliachak was stopped at the Malda railway station and forced....

Northern plains colder than hill areas

Shimla: Many places in the plains of north India like Ludhiana, Patiala and Hisar on Monday remained colder than hilly tourist destinations Shimla, Dharamsala and Dalhousie in Himachal Pradesh, the....

Zomato shuts down operations in four cities

New Delhi: Food ordering app company Zomato announced on Monday it will be shutting down its online ordering service in Lucknow, Kochi, Indore, and Coimbatore, as the size of the....

Zomato shuts down operations in four cities

New Delhi: Food ordering app company Zomato announced on Monday it will be shutting down its online ordering service in Lucknow, Kochi, Indore, and Coimbatore, as the size of the....