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Agra welcomes drive against encroachment

Agra : Agra is breathing easy as there are fewer road jams in the Taj city following a major drive launched two weeks ago against encroachment. The drive will continue till....

SunEdison, Tata Power ink solar project deal

New Delhi: US-based renewable energy major SunEdison on Thursday announced a long-term power agreement with Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd (TPDDL) to supply 180 MW solar power for the New Delhi....

130 stranded tourists rescued in Leh

Srinagar:The authorities rescued 130 tourists stranded on the Leh-Manali road in Leh district of Jammu and Kashmir overnight, police said on Thursday. "Police and district administration rescued 130 tourists who....

Why did DCW office lie? Swati Maliwal asks

NEW DELHI: Soon after the appointment of Swati Maliwal was rejected by the Delhi’s LG as the NCW Chief, the wife of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader has trained....

FTII students to protest in Delhi, Pune on August 3

New Delhi :Upset with a lack of a "channel of communication" with the ministry of information and broadcasting over the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) row, students of....

Congress takes out protest march in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad :  The Congress on Wednesday launched a protest march in Ghaziabad over many issues, including what the party called "looting" of farm land by the central government for private....

Jung promises action in Pandey case: AAP

New Delhi : The AAP said on Wednesday that Lt Governor Najeeb Jung had promised action over allegations that a police bus tried to crush AAP leader Dilip Pandey. "We have....

NHRC seeks report on Delhi’s healthcare system

New Delhi : The national human rights watchdog on Wednesday issued notice to the Centre and the Delhi government over the "pathetic state of affairs" prevailing in the national capital's public....

Domino’s Pizza, Parle Monaco biscuits join the Maggi league; banned in parts of Uttar Pradesh

UTTAR PRADESH:  It seems that the more we start testing things, the more we discover products that are unsafe for human consumption. And yes, that definitely includes few of our....

French director makes film on Bihar’s Super 30

Patna : Bihar's Super 30 - a free coaching centre for underprivileged students who have cracked the tough IIT-JEE, is all set to feature in a film made by French....

Man beaten for abusing pet dog dies

New Delhi: A man succumbed to his injuries two days after he was beaten by his neighbours for abusing their dog, police said on Wednesday. Vinod Kumar, 45, a businessman, was....

Shocking: Jharkhand Education Minister pays floral tribute to APJ Abdul Kalam

NEW DELHI: We have no doubt that our politicians do not engage a lot with people and in fact do not even bother to update their so-called general knowledge. This....

Appointment of Swati Maliwal as DCW chief ‘null and void’: Najeeb Jung

NEW DELHI: The appointment of Right to Information activist and wife of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Naveen Jaihind, Swati Maliwal as the DCW Chief, appears to be another flashpoint....

Report on GST bill tabled

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha Select Committee on the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill presented its report on Wednesday in the upper house. The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Second Amendment)....

Uber driver arrested in Kolkata for obscene act

Kolkata: An Uber cab driver was arrested here for an alleged obscene act in the presence of a woman passenger in the cab, police said late Tuesday. A police officer said....

Hot morning in Delhi

New Delhi: It was a hot and humid morning here on Wednesday. The Met Office has forecast an overcast day. The minimum temperature in the morning was 27.5 degrees Celsius, slightly....

Delhi rapist admits killing over 30 children, SIT set up

New Delhi: In revelations that have shocked even the police, serial killer Ravinder Kumar has admitted to raping and murdering more than 30 children in and around Delhi, an officer said....

Hindustan Unilever posts flat net profit in Q1

Mumbai : Subdued demand and higher taxes resulted in FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) posting a flat net profit in the first quarter of 2015-16. Net profit of the....

Punjab sets up relief fund for farmers’ families

Chandigarh : To give relief to distressed families of farmers in the state committing suicide, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced the creation of a "revolving fund" to provide assistance....

Congress dares Goa government to lodge FIR in bribery case

Panaji  :The Goa Congress on Tuesday dared the BJP-led coalition government in the state to file within 48 hours a police complaint in the Louis Berger bribery case. The opposition....

Food samples to be checked regularly at labs: Nadda

New Delhi :Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda on Tuesday said samples of food items will continue to be drawn by the state food safety officers and sent for analysis at....

Delhi government mulling special session of assembly

New Delhi:The Delhi government is considering calling a special session of the Delhi assembly to discuss the burning issue of women's safety in the capital, sources told IANS on Tuesday.....

12 UP cities to get pre-paid power meters

Lucknow: In a significant decision, the Uttar Pradesh government has approved pre-paid power meters in 12 cities, an official said on Tuesday. The Uttar Pradesh Power Corp Ltd (UPPCL) said....

Ordeal of an elderly woman; she was stripped naked, labelled witch & beheaded by mob in Assam Village

GUWAHATI:  In a shocking episode of inhumanity and superstitious lifestyle in a village in Assam, a 63-year-old woman was stripped naked and beheaded by a mob of at least 200....

Mumbai Metro fares frozen till October 31

Mumbai : In a major relief to lakhs of commuters, the Mumbai Metro One Pvt. Ltd. has decided to freeze the existing fare structure till October 31, though the Fare Fixation....

Witch-hunting: Three kill woman in Assam, arrested

Guwahati : Three youths killed a 63-year-old woman in Assam on Monday after suspecting her to be a witch, police said. All three have been arrested. The incident took place in....

Kejriwal asks Bassi for details on crime against women

New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday asked Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi to provide details regarding crime against women in the national capital. The AAP leader made....

Assam CM orders probe into US firm’s bribery case

Guwahati : Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Monday ordered a probe into allegation that a US-based construction management company had bribed officials, including a minister, to win contract for....

Who is Tuktuki Mondal? Is she another victim of human trafficking?

WEST BENGAL: She was first abducted and released in February on a condition that that her parents would not file complaint with the police. However, class 10 student Tuktuki Mondal....

‘Kannur airport to become functional from mid-2016’

Thiruvananthapuram:Kerala's upcoming fourth international airport at Kannur will begin commercial operations by the middle of 2016, a state minister said on Monday. "Almost 60 percent of the runway work is....