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Don’t meddle with Muslim personal law: Rahmani

Patna : The central government is trying to influence Muslim personal law, a senior leader of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said on Sunday. Maulana Wali Rahmani, the....

Security for Modi’s visit to Bihar reviewed

Patna : A high-level meeting was held here on Sunday to review security arrangements for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Patna and his rally in Muzaffarpur scheduled for July....

Over 5,500 farmers committed suicide in 2014

New Delhi : A total of 5,650 farmers committed suicide in 2014, with the maximum deaths being reported from Maharashtra, Telangana and Chhattisgarh, official data has revealed. According to the....

India wants Nepal to be stable, strong: Mukherjee

New Delhi : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday reiterated that India remains "strongly committed" to the success of the peace process in Nepal, saying it also wants early finalisation and....

Pakistan violates ceasefire in Jammu on Eid

Jammu : Pakistan violated the ceasefire agreement by opening unprovoked firing at Indian positions along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, on a day people in the state....

Hope relations will improve: Pakistan envoy

New Delhi : Against the backdrop of growing tension over border skirmishes and diplomatic visa rows, Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit on Saturday stressed his country's commitment to improve bilateral ties....

Border guards of India, Bangladesh exchange sweets on Eid

Agartala/Guwahati : The Border Security Force (BSF) and Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) on Saturday exchanged sweets on the occasion of Eid, an official said. "BSF officials gave sweet boxes to....

Vyapam scam: No audit of exam process in 45 years

New Delhi: Ever since the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board was formed in 1970, the state government has never conducted an audit of its confidential account, an RTI query has revealed.....

Protests erupt after Eid prayers in Kashmir

Srinagar: Protests erupted at some places in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday after the Eid-ul-Fitr prayers ended. Stone-pelting youths took to the streets in the Safa Kadal area of old city....

Lets forget our differences on Eid: President

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee greeted citizens on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr on Saturday and said "on this day let us forgive and forget our differences". "On the joyous occasion of....

Modi greets people on Jagannath Rath Yatra

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid obeisance to Lord Jagannath on the start of the Rath Yatra and said he hoped the lord's blessings would spread unity and....

Mamata government killed Kishenji: Abhishek Banerjee

Kolkata: Triggering a fresh controversy, Trinamool Congress member of parliament Abhishek Banerjee on Friday said the government headed by his aunt Mamata Banerjee killed Communist Party of India (Maoist) leader Koteswar....

Kejriwal greets people on Eid

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday greeted people on the eve of Eid-Ul-Fitr. "Eid Mubarak," he tweeted.  The festival will be celebrated across the country on Saturday.

Eid-ul-Fitr to be celebrated in Telangana, Andhra on Saturday

Hyderabad : Eid-ul-Fitr will be celebrated in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday. As the new moon was sighted on Friday in some parts of both the states, Markazi Ruwait-e-Hilal or....

Rahul Gandhi ‘a baby in diapers’, says BJP

New Delhi : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday termed Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi "a baby in diapers", following his remarks that people would reduce Prime Minister Narendra Modi's....

Sharad Yadav to join Lalu’s fast

Patna : Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav will join RJD chief Lalu Prasad's fast on July 26 here to protest against the non-release of the caste-based census data by the central....

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar receives threat reportedly from Tehreek-e-Taliban

NEW DELHI: Founder of Art of Living and popular spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has received death threat reportedly from terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban. This is not the first time....

Service Tax: New guidelines for returns’ scrutiny from August

New Delhi : Announcing new guidelines for the manual scrutiny of service tax returns from August 1, the finance ministry on Friday said while scrutiny and anti-evasion work will be....

Won’t let land bill sail through: Rahul

    Jaipur:  Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that his party will under no circumstances allow the passage of the land acquisition bill in parliament. "We (Congress)....

Won’t let land bill sail through: Rahul

Jaipur: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that his party will under no circumstances allow the passage of the land acquisition bill in parliament. "We (Congress) will not allow....

Stage all set for first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra in Puri

Bhubaneswar: Thousands of devotees have thronged the holy town of Puri in Odisha to witness the new millennium's first Nabakalebar Rath Yatra which will commence on Saturday. The Odisha administration is....

Rajnath assures all help to Assam CM

New Delhi: Home minister Rajnath Singh on Friday offered Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi "all possible help" to maintain law and order in the bordering state. "I assured the Assam CM....

Girl stabbed to death in Delhi

New Delhi: A 19-year-old girl was allegedly stabbed to death by two youths here in Anand Parbat area, police said on Friday. Meenakshi, a Class 11 student, was allegedly stabbed by....

Army chief to visit northeast for security review

New Delhi: Army chief General Dalbir Singh left here on Friday to review the security situation in the northeastern states. The army chief will visit the area of 3 Corps, which....

After Modi’s ‘political damaad’ comments, Rahul Gandhi hits back, says PM’s 56-inch chest will soon be 5.6 inch

JAIPUR: In another face-off between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi, the two prominent leaders left no stone unturned to target each other on Friday in their....

Will be happy if Yadav, Bhushan return: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said he will be happy if dissident AAP leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan return to the party. "Agar aisa hua to bahut....

‘BJP, Congress using power to target CPI-M leaders’

Thiruvananthapuram: With local bodies polls in Kerala barely three months away, the BJP and Congress are using their respective power to target CPI-M leaders to keep them behind bars, a senior....

Nadda pays surprise visit to Safdarjung Hospital

New Delhi: Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda paid a surprise visit to the Safdarjung Hospital here on Friday and directed the medical superintendent to upgrade its facilities to ensure that the....

Can’t base India’s heritage on politics: Modi

Jammu: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the nation's heritage is common to all and it cannot be divided based on political affiliations. He was speaking here at the birth....

49 killed in Nigeria twin blasts

Abuja: At least 49 people were killed and many injured when two powerful explosions rocked a market in the Nigerian city of Gombe, a media report said on Friday. The....