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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.....

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....