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Some officers call Christians as ‘pig eaters’, Goa MLA tells House

Panaji: A legislator on Thursday shocked the Goa Assembly when he claimed that some of the government officers in South district called Christians as "pig eaters". "Some government officers in....

Congress MLAs begin hunger strike in MP assembly

BHOPAL: Intensifying their protest on the issue of compensation for rain and hailstorm-hit farmers, the Congress MLAs today began an indefinite hunger strike in the well of the Madhya Pradesh....

Delhi govt seeks blocking apps of Uber, Ola, Taxi For Sure

New Delhi: The Delhi government today requested the Centre to block web-based apps of taxi operators Uber, Ola Cabs and Taxi For Sure alleging that these companies are not complying....

Omar bats for talks, says gun no solution to resolve Kashmir-issue

Asserting that dialogue is the only way to resolve Kashmir issue, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah today said gun is no solution to solve Kashmir issue and....

Two arrested in Bengal Nun Rape Case

MUMBAI:  After two weeks of the atrocious incident in West Bengal where a 72-year-old nun was raped during an attack at a convent school, two persons have been arrested from West....

Man gets 10-year RI for kidnap, gang rape of minor girl

A local court today convicted a youth and sentenced him to 10 years' rigorous imprisonment in a 2013 case of kidnap and gang rape of a minor girl, in which....

Mathura varsity student killed, 3 injured in clash

A student of GLA University was killed and three others were injured when they clashed with a group of devotees here, police said today.  The incident took place last night....

BJP and Shiv Sena likely to tie-up for Maharashtra civic polls

Mumbai: BJP and Shiv Sena, the ruling alliance partners in Maharashtra government, are likely to tie-up for the elections to Navi Mumbai and Aurangabad municipal corporations to be held on....

Gangster Ejaz Lakdawala’s aide arrested for planning to kill industrialists

New Delhi: An associate of fugitive gangster Ejaz Lakdawala, who was earlier associated with Dawood Ibrahim's D Company, has been arrested by Delhi Police. Mohammed Yusuf alias Miyan, an Uttar....

No government can run without RJD support: Lalu

RJD President Lalu Prasad's claim that no government can run without his party's support has touched off diverse political reaction in the state.  Addressing a public meeting at East Champaran....

Pregnant woman raped in Baraut, Uttar Pradesh

Baraut, Uttar Pradesh: A 30-year-old pregnant woman in Baraut area of the district here was allegedly raped by a youth, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Monday when....

Minor Dalit girl raped by neighbour in Haryana’s Jind

Jind: A 13-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a neighbourhood youth when she stepped outside her house to answer the call of nature in Ram colony here,....

AAP crisis: Ashok Talwar claims some leaders planning parallel meeting

The internal feud in Aam Aadmi Party on Wednesday saw a National Council member from Punjab demanding that party convenor Arvind Kejriwal launch an inquiry into a parallel meeting called....

CPI hits out Hindutva forces; alleges BJP-Cong ‘matchfixing’

Puducherry: Accusing "Hindutva" forces of unleashing an anti-minority terror campaign in the name of 'Ghar Wapsi', CPI today said that all attempts are being made to divide the country on....

Transgender chops off genitals of 2 youths in Uttar Pradesh

In a shocking incident, a transgender chopped off the private parts of two youths in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh. The incident came to light when villagers found the duo,....

MLA marshalled out of J&K Assembly over Afzal Guru resolution

Independent MLA Engineer Rashid Ahmed today stormed the well of the House to protest dropping of his resolution on Afzal Guru and was marshalled out of the Assembly. Rashid stood....

Row over degree: Delhi Law Minister to reply on BJP leader’s plea

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought response from city's Law Minister Jitender Singh Tomar on a BJP leader's plea seeking setting aside of his election from Tri....

Separatist leader Aasiya Andrabi booked for hoisting Pakistan flag

An FIR was registered against Dukhtaran-e-Millat chief Aasiya Andrabi for allegedly hoisting Pakistani flag on the neighbouring country's national day on Monday. "A case has been registered against Andrabi at....

Accused in Vyapam scam, MP Governor’s son Shailesh Yadav found dead

LUCKNOW:  Shailesh Yadav, son of Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav was found dead in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. An accused in the multi-crore Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board....

Bengal Missionary School gets threatening letters, police complaint lodged

KOLKATA: A missionary school in north Bengal, located about 70 km from Jalpaiguri town lodged a police complaint after finding threatening letters in the school premises. The four hand-written letters....

CBI raids residences of Odisha Central Bank of India employees

Odisha: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) units in Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh jointly raided the residences of the managers and employees of Central Bank of India in Bhubaneswar and....

DAA has ceased to exist, AFSPA continues to be in force in J&K: Govt

Jammu: The Jammu and Kashmir government tonight said that the Disturbed Areas Act, 1997 has ceased to exist since 1998 but the AFSPA continues to remain in force in the....

Minor Dalit girl raped by neighbour in Haryana

Jind: A 13-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a neighborhood youth when she stepped outside her house to answer the call of nature in Ram colony here,....

Azam skirts comment on SC order on Section 66A

Lucknow: In the eye of a storm over arrest of a student for allegedly posting "objectionable" remark against him, SP leader Azam Khan Tuesday refused to comment on the Supreme....

Nitish worried over attack on places of worship in country

Patna: Expressing concern over attacks on places of worship in the country, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday said "everybody has the freedom to pursue his religion and maintaining it....

Congress Leader Narayan Rane Files Nomination for Bandra East Assembly Bypoll

MUMBAI:  Senior Congress leader Narayan Rane today filed his nomination papers for the Bandra East Assembly seat by-election to be held on April 11. Accompanied by former Maharashtra Chief Minister....

KBC chit fund founder’s properties sealed: Devendra Fadnavis

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday said that the properties of KBC chit fund founder have been sealed and a deputy collector has been appointed to auction it.....

‘EC to complete linking Aadhaar with photo ID cards by August’

Guwahati: The Election Commission of India Tuesday said it would complete linking of Aadhaar numbers with voter photo identity cards across the country, except Northeast, by August this year. "By....

HC notice to Gujarat over Narayan Sai’s bail plea in alleged rape case

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday issued a notice to the state government over a temporary bail plea of Narayan Sai, son of self-styled godman Asaram, who is behind....

Saradha group chief Sudipta Sen sent to 14 days judicial custody

Darjeeling: Saradha Group chief Sudipta Sen, the prime accused in the multi-crore ponzi scheme scam, was sent to 14 days judicial custody by a local court in connection with a....