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Former Lok Sabha speaker Balram Jakhar passes away

New Delhi: Former Lok Sabha speaker and Congress veteran Balram Jakhar died here on Wednesday morning, his son Sunil Jakhar said. He was 92.   He breathed his last around....

Eighth day of MCD strike in Delhi congests traffic

New Delhi: The civic staff strike of MCD has entered onto its eighth day with traffic jams in almost all parts of the city. The traffic was thrown out of....

Low oil prices right time to explore deep water blocks: ONGC

New Delhi: State-run explorer Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) said on Tuesday that in order to best benefit from low exploration costs resulting from falling international oil prices, the....

140 CSR leaders and 150 NGOs connect at CSR Leadership Conference

Bengaluru: Apex IT body, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) Foundation on Tuesday connected more than 140 corporate social responsibility (CSR) leaders and 150 NGOs at its....

BJP needs 8-10 days time to respond to Mehbooba’s conditions

Jammu: With PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti setting conditions for government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, the BJP on Tuesday sought 8 to 10 days time from Governor N.N.Vohra to respond.....

Anupam Kher’s comments might be the reason behind his visa denial, says son

Mumbai: Anupam Kher's strong opinions on numerous social and political issues could have ruffled feathers and could be the reason why the veteran actor was denied a Pakistan visa, said....

BJP executing communal politics and anti-people economic policies: Yechury

Agartala: Riding on communal politics, the BJP-led central government is executing anti-people economic policies to make the deprived people poorer and the rich wealthier, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury said here....

PM Modi assures no scrapping of Dalits reservation

Coimbatore: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday assured Dalits that the reservation to them in jobs and education will not be cut and hit out at the opposition for spreading....

If you teach yoga, teach Namaz too: Maulana Sajjad Nomani

The All India Muslim Personal Law Board member Maulana Sajjad Nomani on Monday demanded that Namaz should also be taught to students in government schools and government offices if the....

Zica to be renamed, says Tata Motors

Mumbai: Automobile major Tata Motors on Tuesday announced that it has decided to rename its soon-to-be launched hatchback Zica.   According to the company, the car’s name “Zica” was derived....

Ministry clarifies Maneka Gandhi’s statement on female foeticide

New Delhi: Seeking to clarify union Minister Maneka Gandhi's statement on female foeticide, the Women and Child Development ministry on Tuesday said some news reports about her remarks were "factually....

Bhatkal now becomes new recruiting ground for IS

New Delhi: Once known in intelligence cirlces as the breeding ground of the homegrown Indian Mujahideen (IM) terror outfit, Karnataka's small coastal town of Bhatkal, a tourist destination with a....

Salman Khan’s photo on ID card of Hyderabad voter

Hyderabad: In a bizarre case, a voter in the Hyderabad civic polls turned up with an officially issued identity card carrying the name and picture of Bollywood superstar Salman Khan.....

Govt needs to increase its spending on rural development, says Jaitley

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday called for increased public spending on rural development to boost domestic economic growth amid a global slowdown.   "Bad monsoon in the....

#377Verdict: Supreme Court refers petition to five-judge bench

Marking a step forward for all the LGBT community in the subcontinent, the Supreme Court has today decided to refer the curative petition of the 2013 judgment to a five-judge....

Ayurveda helps to bring about peace and harmony: Narendra Modi

Kozhikode: Ayurveda is globally relevant due to its holistic and comprehensive approach to health, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday.   "Today, ayurveda is globally relevant because of its....

PM Narendra Modi to attend Global Ayurveda Festival in Kerala

Kozhikode: Prime Minister Narendra Modi todsy visited Kozhikode in Kerala to attend the 3rd edition of the ongoing Global Ayurveda Festival. He was welcomed by Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Governor....

Azam Khan calls Amar Singh a ‘daga kartoos’

Lucknow: Former Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh is a spent force and there is no chance of his return to the party from which he was expelled in 2010, Uttar....

Indian granite industry suffering from lack of uniform policy countrywide

Bengaluru: The Indian granite industry is suffering from lack of a uniform policy countrywide, said industry body Federation of Indian Granite and Stone Industry (FIGSI) on Monday.   "Different states....

India’s central bank keeps key lending rates on hold

Mumbai: Ahead of the federal budget for the next fiscal, India's central bank on Tuesday kept its key lending rates unchanged in line with stake-holders' expectations.   The Reserve Bank....

Sex determination test will stop female foeticide: Maneka Gandhi

Women and Child development Minister Maneka Gandhi has spoken about making sex determination mandatory to stop female foeticide. She has suggested making sex determination test compulsory to track pregnant women.....

Culture ministry assures permanent building for NSD

New Delhi: The National School of Drama, one of the foremost theatre training institutions in the world, will soon get a permanent building, Culture Secretary N.K. Sinha said on Monday.....

Indian equities appear cautious before monetary policy review

Mumbai: Hours ahead of the last scheduled monetary policy review before the unveiling of the national budget for the next fiscal, Indian equities appeared cautious, resulting in key Indices  ....

IS suspect arrested in Bhopal

Bhopal: A man suspected to be working for the Islamic State terrorist group was on Monday arrested in the Madhya Pradesh capital by a team of state police and the....

Make available all files and documents taken from Tuki’s office: SC tells govt

New Delhi: Asking the government to act fairly instead of invoking technical objections, the Supreme Court on Monday asked it to make available to former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Nabam....

Rajkhowa: I am nobody’s ‘agent’; Arunachal Governor on AP crisis

Itanagar: Raj Bhavan in Arunachal Pradesh was not the headquarters of the BJP or the RSS, Governor J.P. Rajkhowa said on Monday, and claimed that he was "nobody's agent".  ....

#DelhiLathiRaj: Political row over police brutality on students

New Delhi: The AAP and the Congress on Monday hit out at the central government after a video showed Delhi Police attacking viciously students protesting against a Dalit student's suicide....

Rahul Gandhi targeting me for contesting from Amethi: Smriti Irani

The Human Resources Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani today lashed out at Rahul Gandhi accusing him of igniting protests in Hyderabad following the death of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula. The....

13 students from Pune’s College drown in Arabian Sea near Mumbai

Raigad: At least 13 college students, including three girls, have drowned in the Arabian Sea at Murud Beach in Raigad district, around 150 km south of Mumbai, police said here....

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar favours entry of women into Shani temple

Bengaluru: Favouring women's entry into the Shani temple in Maharashtra's Shinganapur village, seer and Art of Living (AoL) founder Sri Ravi Shankar on Monday suggested two models to overcome the....