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J&K Government to start gradual process of AFSPA revocation: Mufti

Jammu: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today said his government would initiate the gradual process of scrapping the Armed Forces Special Powers Act from Jammu and Kashmir even as the....

Attack on LDF women MLAs: CPI(M) MPs approach NCW

Thiruvananthapuram: Two CPI(M) women MPs have approached the National Commission for Women (NCW) seeking its immediate intervention in the issue of alleged "physical and mental harassment" of LDF women MLAs....

Congress walks out of Assembly over Sewerage Treatment Plant issue

Chandigarh: Congress today staged a noisy demonstration before walking out of the Assembly over the issue of installation of Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) in different cities across the state. Leader....

IAS Officer DK Ravi’s death: Congress President Sonia Gandhi suggests Karnataka CM to handover probe to CBI

NEW DELHI: For a ‘better’ interrogation, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has advised the Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah to hand over the investigation into the mysterious death of IAS officer DK....

Minor American national raped in Gurgaon

GURGAON: A US national was allegedly raped by an African man, reportedly her Facebook friend in Gurgaon, police informed. 16-year-old minor from Texas lives in Gurgaon with her mother who....

Nun discharged from hospital, leaves for undisclosed destination

Ranaghat: The septuagenarian nun, who was gangraped at a convent here, was discharged from hospital in the wee hours today and she left for an undisclosed destination, even as no....

Article 370 cannot be scrapped: Omar Abdullah

Jammu: Former chief minister and NC leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday asserted that Article 370 of the Constitution cannot be scrapped and the special status accorded to Jammu and Kashmir....

West Bengal: Nun wants to stay for more time in hospital, no arrests made

Ranaghat(WB): No arrests have been made even five days after the gangrape of a 71-year-old nun at a convent school even as the traumatised woman's plea to stay on for....

Saradha: ED issues fresh summons to Mithun Chakraborty

Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued fresh summons to actor-cum-Trinamool Congress MP Mithun Chakraborty for allegedly failing to submit documents to the agency in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chitfund scam.....

Delhi High Court directs DGCA to deregister six SpiceJet aircraft

New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Thursday directed the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to deregister six aircraft given on lease to low-cost airline SpiceJet by two Irish firms.....

Six more die of swine flu in Rajasthan, toll reaches 397

Jaipur: Six more persons have succumbed to the H1N1 virus in last 24 hours in parts of Rajasthan, raising the death toll to 397 this year, an official said on....

Dimapur Rape Accused Murder Case: Nagaland Government Recommends CBI Probe

KOHIMA: Nagaland government has recommended CBI inquiry into the March 5 Dimapur lynching case, chief minister T R Zeliang said today. The decision was taken by the cabinet at a....

Srinagar-Jammu National Highway reopens for one-way traffic

Srinagar: The Srinagar-Jammu National Highway was on Thursday re-opened for one-way traffic, three days after landslides caused by rainfall forced its closure. "The highway has been reopened for light motor....

Land acquisition simplified in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: Even as opposition parties stoutly opposed the Centre's land bill, Uttar Pradesh government has simplified the acquisition process under which land could be sold through a simple agreement between....

Archbishop welcomes govt move to hand nun rape case to CBI

Kolkata: Archbishop of Kolkata Thomas D'Souza on Wednesday welcomed the West Bengal government's move to hand over the investigation of Rangaghat nun gangrape case to CBI. "In a way we....

West Bengal: Government to hand over nun gangrape case to CBI

West Bengal government has decided to hand over the Rangaghat nun gangrape case to CBI "considering the seriousness and sensitivity of the case", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said....

Karunanidhi to lead DMK protest against Land Bill

Chennai: DMK president M Karunanidhi will lead the party's protest against the NDA's Land Acquisition Act here on Friday. While Karunanidhi will head the protest at Valluvar Kottam area here,....

Law Ministry working on draft of whistleblowers amendment bill

New Delhi: The Law Ministry is working on a draft to amend the Whistleblowers Protection Act to safeguard disclosures affecting sovereignty and integrity of the country. The Whistleblowers Protection Act,....

Centre to take final call on AFSPA: J&K Governor

Jammu: J&K Governor NN Vohra Wednesday noted that the final decision on the continuation of Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in the state would be taken by the central....

Dimapur lynching was bad but it could act as deterrent: Punia

New Delhi: Chairman of National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Congress MP PL Punia on Wednesday condemned the Dimapur lynching but at the same time said such incidents could instill....

World’s first solar-powered plane to land in Varanasi

Ahmedabad: The world's only 'zero-fuel' aircraft 'Solar Impulse-2' on Wednesday took off from Ahmedabad for the holy city of Varanasi as a part of its round-the-world trip. Swiss pilot Andre....

Bengal nun gang-rape: Minister’s convoy diverted due to BJP blockade on NH

Howrah: West Bengal Correctional Homes Minister Haider Aziz Safwi's convoy had to be diverted after BJP supporters blocked the NH 6 at Uluberia in Howrah district on Tuesday. The BJP....

Delhi’s iconic Taj Mansingh Hotel to go under the hammer

New Delhi: The iconic Taj Mansingh Hotel in the heart of the national capital will go under the hammer soon with New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) initiating proceedings after getting....

Fishermen injured after Sri Lankan personnel allegedly pelt stones

RAMESWARAM:  Two boats of fishermen were damaged after Sri Lankan naval personnel allegedly pelted stones at them while they were fishing near Katchativu islet early this morning. Two fisherman were....

AIADMK members walkout of RS protesting DMK MP’s remarks

New Delhi: AIADMK members Tuesday walked out of Rajya Sabha after seeking to interrupt DMK's Kanimozhi who expressed concern over the exploration of Coal Bed Methane (CBM) in Cauvery region.....

Delhi Archbishop condemns attack on Christians

New Delhi: Delhi Archbishop Anil JT Couto on Monday strongly condemned the recent attacks on Christians, including the one on a convent in West Bengal, in which a nun was....

Mukul Roy must follow TMC discipline: Partha Chatterjee

Kolkata: Hitting out at estranged party MP Mukul Roy for his critical comments concerning the affairs of the party and the government, Trinamool Congress (TMC) Secretary General Partha Chatterjee on....

Karuna-Jaya sparring over land bill continues

Chennai: In continuing war of words with his arch-rival over the NDA Government's land acquisition bill, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Monday disputed AIADMK supremo Jayalalithaa's stand that the legislation....

Bird flu alert in UP after 350 birds die

Lucknow: After swine flu, Uttar Pradesh government has sounded bird flu alert following avian influenza outbreak in Amethi, official sources said on Sunday. Chief Secretary Alok Rajan, who has directed....

Church vandalised in Haryana, cross replaced with Hanuman idol

Hisar: An under-construction church in Kaimri village near here was vandalised by a group and the cross replaced with an idol of Hanuman, triggering tension in the area in Haryana.....