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Mann Ki Baat: Diversity is India’s pride, says PM Modi

New Delhi: In his radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said, diversity is the pride of India and the key to development.   In his....

Bengali actor Pijush Ganguly dies

Kolkata: Popular Bengali actor Pijush Ganguly, who met with an accident recently, died at a city hospital on Sunday, doctors said. He is survived by his wife and son.  ....

Modi to address four rallies in Bihar

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday tweeted that he will address four rallies in Bihar ahead of the third phase of assembly polls in the state.   "Bihar....

BJP’s video stunt act of ‘political pornography’: RJD

Patna: Senior Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Manoj Jha on Saturday said BJP's Giriraj Singh was indulging in "political pornography" after being pulled out of the party's campaign trail, adding....

Indians shine at music contest in UAE

Abu Dhabi: An Indian-Pakistani duo and an Indian solo singer have won awards in a singing contest in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a media report said on Saturday.  ....

Indians hurt in Abu Dhabi factory explosion

Abu Dhabi: At least 10 Indian workers were injured in a factory explosion in Abu Dhabi, authorities from the Indian embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) said.   The....

Indian-origin doctor indicted in graft case

New York: An Indian-origin gynaecologist has been arrested in the US for allegedly accepting favours from a pharmaceutical company in return for prescribing its osteoporosis drugs, a media report said.....

Hoax call from ‘India’ triggers bomb scare in Pakistan

Islamabad: A hoax call allegedly traced to the Indian financial capital, Mumbai, claimed that a bomb had been placed on the premises of the Sindh Governor House in Pakistan, the....

Kejriwal visits Golden Temple, appeals for peace

Amritsar: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday paid obeisance at the Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as the Golden Temple, here and said "no one could live in peace after....

Mamata for peace, goodwill on UN Day

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee advocated re-dedication to peace and goodwill on the occasion of United Nations Day on Saturday.   "Today on the 70th anniversary of the....

Sangeet Natak Akademi delegation meets PM

New Delhi: A day after the conferment of Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards, a delegation of artistes from the national academy met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday.   The....

Women fighter pilots to be inducted in Indian Air Force, Defence ministry give a go-ahead

NEW DELHI: In a big relief for women pilots, the Ministry of Defence on Saturday gave an approval to induct women as fighter pilots in the Indian Air Force (IAF). ....

BJP releases video of Nitish Kumar visiting tantrik

A video clip showing Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar visiting a tantrik to seek his blessings was released by the BJP on Saturday.   The video clip was released on....

Hundreds of trees cut down for PM Modi’s rally in Bihar

Patna: Hundreds of trees have been cut down, chopped off and uprooted to make space for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's rally to campaign for the BJP-led NDA candidates in the....

Two civilians injured in Pakistan firing on border

Jammu: Two civilians were injured and three cows were killed on Saturday in firing by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba and Kathua districts, police said.   "Two civilians....

School which rejected R.K. Laxman to house his memorial!

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government plans to erect a befitting memorial to the legendary cartoonist and creator of 'The Common Man', R.K. Laxman, on the campus of the Sir J.J. School....

EXCLUSIVE—B.S. Bassi: “I am under no pressure and I shall not be under any pressure till the time I am serving”

Since Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's charge that police in the national capital were the "most corrupt", Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi has countered by saying that a survey cited by....

Sahitya Akademi finally condemns killings of writers

New Delhi: The Sahitya Akademi for the first time on Friday condemned the killing of writers and urged the writers to take back the awards they returned in anguish against....

Police refuses to file FIR against VK Singh: AAP

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Friday refused to file a complaint against central minister V.K. Singh for his controversial remarks over the death of two Dalit children in Haryana, the....

One should be careful while making statement: Rajnath

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Friday said ministers and leaders should be "extra careful" while making any statement on any sensitive issue, ensuring whatever they are saying....

Uber case: Argument on quantum of sentence on November 3

New Delhi: A court here on Friday fixed November 3 for hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav who has....

‘Modi has Lord Rama’s blessings, will curb price rise’

Lucknow: Union minister Uma Bharti has said the spiralling prices, especially of pulses and essential commodities, will soon be brought under control.   Speaking at a Dussehra event in her....

Indian equities open higher in morning trade

Mumbai: A benchmark index for Indian equities, the sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), on Friday opened higher and was trading at 27,509.50 points some 18 minutes....

Can’t blame government for Dalit children’s death: VK Singh

Union Minister VK Singh has trivialised the Faridabad Dalit killings incident saying the government can’t be blamed for the Dalit children’s death.    "If someone throws stones at a dog,....

Rijiju clarifies remark, says he wasn’t pointing at any region

New Delhi: Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju on Thursday clarified he was just quoting a former Delhi lieutenant governor who had commented on north Indians breaking the rules.....

Don’t divide Indians between north, south: Kejriwal tells Rijiju

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday told Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju not to divide Indians between north and south after the latter's....

AAP leaders meet Rajnath, discuss Punjab violence

New Delhi: AAP leaders on Thursday met Home Minister Rajnath Singh and called for a National Integration Council meeting over the violence in Punjab after the desecration of the Sikh....

RSS praises Modi government, calls for unity

Nagpur: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Thursday said there is an atmosphere of hope and enthusiasm in the country after Prime Minister Narendra Modi assumed office and that "unity in....

PM greets nation on Vijaya Dashmi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the nation on Vijaya Dashmi.   "Greetings and best wishes on the auspicious occasion of Vijaya Dashmi," Modi tweeted.   Vijaya....

Indian-American Aziz Ansari ranked sixth top paid comedian

Washington: Indian-American Aziz Ansari has debuted on the Forbes list of Highest-Paid Comedians 2015 with $9.5 million in earnings, thanks to his fan-favourite role as Tom Haverford on the NBC....