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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.....

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav seeks to silence critics on completion of 3 years

Lucknow: Seeking to rubbish opposition charges of his government's failure on all fronts, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said ruling Samajwadi Party has fulfilled all its poll....

Dropping Gandhi Jayanthi as holiday could be act of ‘mischief’ or ‘typing mistake’, says Goa CM

Panaji: Controversy erupted over scrapping by Goa government of Gandhi Jayanti on October 2 from the list of public holidays but Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar later said it could be....

NDMC to launch all-women cab service ‘Shakti’ soon

New Delhi: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to launch an all-women cab service in areas under its jurisdiction in view of the increasing number of crimes against....

Bengal nun gang-rape: Siddharth Nath Singh challeges O’Brien to stage protest in Kolkata

Kolkata: BJP National Secretary Siddharth Nath Singh on Sunday challenged TMC MP Derek O'Brien to hold a protest march in the city over the alleged gang-rape of a nun, the....

Teaching of Bhagavad Gita to be introduced in schools: Khattar

Chandigarh: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that government will introduce teaching of Bhagavad Gita in schools across the state from coming academic session. "Students in schools will....

Tamil Nadu number one state on development parameters: Assocham

New Delhi: Tamil Nadu has been ranked as the best performing state on eight out of nine development parameters like economy, power, roads and health while Kerala secured the second....

Sudipta parked Saradha scam money in sick units: ED

Sudipta Sen, the chief architect of the Rs. 2,000-crore Saradha chit fund scam, parked hard earned investor funds into loss-making companies to convert huge black money into white, a probe....

Mukul Roy prevented from entering Nandigram

Nandigram: Sidelined Trinamool Congress MP and its former national general secretary Mukul Roy was on Saturday prevented from entering Nandigram by party workers as he sought to lead a separate....

After Maharashtra, beef sale banned in Haryana

Chandigarh: The Haryana Government has imposed a complete ban on the sale of beef in any form and proposed to provide for 10 years rigorous imprisonment for cow slaughter, but....

Omar laughs off at police for making weird queries about Rahul

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday "laughed off" at Delhi Police for seeking "unwarranted and weird" enquiries about the Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi. "There is....

Nothing wrong in release of Masrat Alam: Mufti

There was "nothing wrong" in the release of hardcore separatist Masrat Alam,  PDP President Mehbooba Mufti today said maintaining he never used a gun and was a product of the....

AIADMK’s support to Land Bill: DMK continues its criticism

Chennai: DMK President M Karunanidhi today continued his criticism of archrival and AIADMK General Secretary J Jayalalithaa over the latter's support to NDA's controversial Land Acquisition Bill as he insisted....

Woman kills daughter in UP

Saharanpur: A 32-year-old woman was arrested for allegedly killing her five-month-old daughter in Gangoh area here, police said today. The incident took place in Takaan mohalla area yesterday when the....

Three sentenced to 20 years in jail for gangrape

A local court in Jind awarded 20 years of imprisonment to three persons for gangraping a 28-year-old woman in 2013 here. Additional District and Sessions judge Kanchan Mahi convicted Sumit,....

Crude bombs hurled at Tamil TV channel’s office

Chennai: Unidentified persons today hurled crude bombs at the office of a popular Tamil TV channel here, police said. No one was injured in the attack. The incident happened in....

Maharashtra govt to take action against illegal mobile towers

Mumbai: Maharashtra government will soon take action against illegal mobile towers in the state, Minister of State for Home Ranjit Patil informed the Legislative Council here Tuesday.  Replying to questions....

291 rape cases registered in Delhi in Jan-Feb this year

New Delhi: Over 290 cases of rape have been registered in the first two months of this year, government said in Rajya Sabha today. Replying to a question on rising....

Goa MLAs continue to evade paying dues for their Brazil tour

Panaji: As the four Goa BJP MLAs, including a state minister, continue to dodge paying for their Brazil tour undertaken during Fifa World Cup 2014, Sports Authority of Goa (SAG)....

Jitan Ram Manjhi absents himself from Bihar Assembly as Nitish takes floor test

Patna: Jitan Ram Manjhi, who had resigned as Bihar Chief minister just hours before a crucial trust vote last month, today absented himself from the inaugural sitting of the joint session....

Uma Bharti’s supporters stop train at Jhansi railway station for her

JHANSI: Union Minister Uma Bharti's supporters pulled chain of Gondwana Express, as she got late while reaching the railway station. The incident took place at the Jhansi railway station. The....

Karnataka Governor walks out during National Anthem

BENGALURU:  Karnataka Governor Vajubhai Vala walked off the podium when the national anthem was being played at an official function at Raj Bhavan on Tuesday, landing him in a controversy.....

Haryana Minister again apologises for comments on Nehru

Chandigarh: Haryana Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma, who had landed himself in a controversy for allegedly using objectionable language against Jawaharlal Nehru, on Tuesday again apologised, saying he did not....

Ships of Western Fleet arrive at Kochi

Kochi: Seven ships of Western Fleet based at Mumbai, including the two Aircraft Carriers INS Virat and INS Vikramaditya, have arrived here. The Western Fleet, which arrived here on Tuesday,....

Nitish trust vote appears a mere formality

With the JD(U)-RJD-Congress alliance doing well in Bihar, winning tomorrow's confidence vote seems to be a mere formality for the Nitish Kumar government.  Kumar, who was sworn in as Chief....