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Four more aircraft for Vistara in 2016

New Delhi: Vistara airline on Saturday said it will add four more aircraft in 2016 to take its fleet to 13 for increased frequencies and destinations. "Vistara will be adding....

‘Subramanian Swamy’s Ram temple comment aimed at RS seat’

New Delhi: Congress leader Shakeel Ahmed on Saturday said no statement of BJP leader Subramanian Swamy could be taken seriously as "he would never walk the talk" and has a....

Governor’s Rule not imposed in Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir is to come under Governor's Rule though no notification has been issued yet, official sources said on Saturday.   No notification for Governor's Rule has been....

Artistic creativity, freedom should not be curtailed: Jaitley

 Mumbai: Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Saturday that there is a need to ensure that artistic creativity and freedom should never get curtailed while certifying films....

Rape victim denied justice, seeks president’s permission for mercy killing

Patna: A rape victim in Bihar has asked President Pranab Mukherjee for permission for mercy killing, saying she has been denied justice for nearly three months, police said on Saturday.....

PM lauds brave forces for Pathankot response

Pathankot: Brushing aside criticism over the handling of the counter-offensive againt the terrorist attack on the Pathankot IAF base, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who flew in here on Saturday, a....

PDP, BJP deny any differences over power sharing in Kashmir

Srinagar: Both the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who were in a coalition in Jammu and Kashmir, on Saturday dismissed rumours of any rift between....

Mamata calls on governments not to harass industrialists

Kolkata: Assuring that her government will never harass any industrialist, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee called upon governments across the country to give industrialists their space and not bother....

PM briefed on terror attack at Pathankot air base

Pathankot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Saturday briefed by senior defence and security officers about the terrorist attack, carried out by suspected Pakistani terrorists last week, on the Pathankot....

Pakistani, Indian foreign secretaries to meet on January 15: Aziz

Islamabad: The foreign secretaries of Pakistan and India will here on January 15, Sartaj Aziz, the prime minister's advisor on foreign affairs, has said.   Kashmir and all other outstanding....

PM Narendra Modi arrives at Pathankot air base

Pathankot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday arrived at the Pathankot IAF base that was attacked by suspected Pakistani terrorists last week.   Soon after landing at air base, which....

Now 75 cities to be ranked under Swachh Bharat Mission

New Delhi: Fifteen months after Swachh Bharat Mission was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Urban Development has decided to study and rank 75 cities based on....

Indian diaspora students offered internships in 23 Indian firms

Washington: Indian diaspora/NRI students will be offered 60 paid short term internship positions in 23 Indian companies in major Indian cities during the summer of 2016 under a public-private partnership.....

No muzzling of freedom of expression: Minister

New Delhi: There will be no restrictions on the freedom of expression on writers and intellectuals, said Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra while inaugurating the fourth edition of the 'Delhi....

Nitish, Lalu differ over Modi’s Pak visit

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in a surprise move supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Pakistan visit by saying that such initiative will help both the nations to understand each other....

$140 bn for railways in next Five Year Plan: Prabhu

Kolkata: The government has decided to pump in $140 billion in the railways in the next Five Year Plan as infrastructure investment, Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Friday.....

PM likely to visit Pathankot on Saturday

Chandigarh/Pathankot: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to visit the Pathankot air base, which was attacked by suspected Pakistani terrorists on January 2, on Saturday, police sources said. During his....

Bank strike affects cheques clearance worth Rs 16,000 cr

Chennai: Around 21 lakh cheques worth about Rs.16,000 crore could not be cleared on Friday owing to bankers strike against the violation of bilateral settlement by five associate banks of....

Slain Pathankot terrorists’ body tissues preserved, weapons seized

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA), probing the Pathankot air base terrorist attack, has preserved body tissues of the slain terrorists for DNA sampling. The post-mortem examination of the....

Punjab police to probe into bigamy charge against SP

Chandigarh: The Punjab Police on Friday ordered a probe into the bigamy charge against its superintendent of police Salwinder Singh, who has been questioned by the NIA over his alleged....

Wearing army pattern dresses ‘illegal’, cannot be fashion: Army

Chandigarh: With terrorists adopting the modus operandi of wearing army fatigues to mislead people about their identity, the Indian Army on Friday asked people not to wear army-pattern dresses.  ....

Jayalalithaa case: Final hearing from February 2

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday said that it would hold, from February 2, the final hearing on Karnataka government's appeal against the Karnataka High Court verdict acquitting Tamil....

Positive Asian indices push Sensex to 83 points up

Mumbai: Value buying, coupled with positive Asian indices and hopes of a political consensus over key economic legislations buoyed Indian equity markets on Friday. This resulted in the barometer 30-scrip....

Kejriwal, Jaitley share stage at Bengal summit, avoid each other

Kolkata: The West Bengal government-organised business summit on Friday witnessed Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley - who have been gunning for each other over....

Odd-even advertisement violates SC order: Prashant Bhushan

New Delhi: Advocate Prashant Bhushan has said that Arvind Kejriwal’ phone-wielding muffler-clad back-to-camera TV advertisement singing praises of Delhiites for making the odd- even car rule a success is a....

Asaram’s bail application rejected

Jodhpur: A court here on Friday rejected the bail application of spiritual guru Asaram in a case relating to sexual assault of a minor.   The bail plea of Asaram,....

Strongly committed to Bengal’s growth: Jaitley

Kolkata: Reiterating the need for a suitable environment for industrialisation, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday assured that the Centre will strongly back West Bengal's quest for investment and....

Police security for Shah Rukh, Aamir Khan downgraded

Mumbai: Mumbai Police has downgraded security cover for superstars Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan and scrapped it for some others following an audit on threat perceptions, an official said....

Craftspeople haven’t got direct benefits from govt schemes: Jaya Jaitly

New Delhi: Different schemes initiated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for the betterment of skilled workers is worth applauding, says well-known crusader of crafts and craftspersons Jaya Jaitly. She,....

Al-Qaeda terrorist held in Bengaluru

New Delhi: A suspected member of the terrorist outfit Al-Qaeda has been arrested by Delhi Police in Begaluru, sources said here early on Friday.   The alleged member of the....