India

Jammu and Kashmir: No rain in forecast till November 21

Minimum temperatures across Jammu and Kashmir dropped on Friday with Leh being the coldest at minus 8.1, as the Met forecast a dry spell to continue till November 21.

UN member states guardians of status quo, need for rejuvenating, revitalising UNGA, says India

Given that the world is awash with new challenges, Akbaruddin said the 75th anniversary of the UN, to be marked in less than two years, is an appropriate opportunity for all nations to catalyse their

India calls for addressing issue of equitable geographical representation in UN Secretariat staff

India has expressed concern over regional disparity in the UN Secretariat staff and peacekeeping positions, calling for proactively addressing the issue of equitable geographical representation.

National Press Day: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee urges media to report truth

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee Friday appealed to the media to be fearless and report the truth. Banerjee made the plea on the National Press Day.

Sabarimala temple live updates: Won’t return without ‘darshan’, says Trupti Desai; Kerala on high alert

Sabarimala temple doors will open today evening and devotees can offer prayers from tomorrow

Delhi government invites TM Krishna to perform in national capital on November 17, says Deputy CM Manish Sisodia

The AAI and cultural organisation Spic Macay, which were organising Krishna's concert jointly, said the event was not cancelled but "postponed". The AAI was the major sponsor, said Rashmi Mallik from

Quad to promote Free and rule based order in Indo-Pacific Region

Officers from the Indian Ministry of External affairs, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of foreign affairs of Japan and the US Department of state, reaffirmed the ASEAN centrality as

Chhattisgarh elections 2018: Italian agents forced religious conversions, says Yogi Adityanath

Addressing a campaign rally here for the second phase of Assembly polls in Chhattisgarh, Adityanath said, "Italy se ayatit saudagar" (agents imported from Italy), undertook "anti-national" activities

SC to consider on Friday report of CVC which probed CBI director Alok Verma

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear on Friday CBI director Alok Verma's plea challenging the government's order divesting him of his duties and sending him on leave in view of allegations of corrup

Convict in 1984 anti-Sikh riots assaulted by BJP MLA on court premises

The convicts were being taken by policemen to the lock up on the premises where Tihar or other jail inmates are kept when they are brought for court hearings.

No guarantee by French government is latest skeleton in government’s Rafale cupboard, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi asked if the Rafale jet deal can be called a "Government to Government" contract, as there is only a letter from the French government promising to be faithful.

Government acting with revenge and malice against National Herald, says Congress

Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said the Modi government is "blinded by revenge" in targeting the National Herald, the newspaper founded by Jawaharlal Nehru and other freedom fighters to

SC irked over tardy recruitment process to fill up vacancies in lower judiciary

"Enough is enough", said the Supreme Court on Thursday expressing displeasure over tardy approach of different high courts and state governments in filling up vacant posts for judges in lowers courts

Visit of President Ram Nath Kovind to give a boost to India Vietnam defence relations

Ahead of President Ram Nath Kovind visit to Vietnam from Nov 18-21, Vietnam on Thursday opposed the "Quad" or quadrilateral coalition among India, the US, Japan and Australia.

CBI invokes terror charges against accused in Dabholkar case

Dabholkar was murdered in Pune on August 20, 2013. In May 2014, the Bombay High Court had handed over the Dabholkar murder case to the CBI.

Madhya Pradesh elections 2018: PM Narendra Modi to address rallies from Friday in poll-bound state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will crisscross poll-bound Madhya Pradesh from Friday starting with a public meeting in Shahdol district, over 500 kilometres from here, a senior BJP functionary said Thur

Rajasthan Elections 2018: BJP denies ticket to 43 sitting MLAs including four ministers

Looking to retain power in Rajasthan, the BJP has denied tickets to its 43 sitting MLAs, including four ministers, even as some leaders who have crossed over from other parties have been fielded for t

Sabarimala temple: All-party meet fails, Government firm on implementing SC verdict

Consensus eluded a crucial all-party meeting called Thursday to resolve the stand-off over permitting women of menstrual age into the Sabarimala shrine with the Kerala government firm on implementing

Delhi’s peak power demand to rise up to 4,800 MW: Discoms

Delhi discoms have predicted peak electricity demand to go up to 4,800 MW in winters, assuring they were "fully geared" to ensure adequate power availability in the coming months.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa likely to be chief guest at Republic Day celebrations

The government has zeroed on Ramaphosa weeks after US President Donald Trump declined India's invitation to be the chief guest at the parade, citing pressing engagements, including his State of The Un

Indians who moved to Assam from other states before 1971 to be included in NRC: SOPs

Indian citizens, who moved to Assam prior to 1971, will be included in the NRC if citizenship of such persons is ascertained beyond reasonable doubt while disposing claims and objections.

Government to refund employers for seven weeks of maternity leave given to employees, announces WCD ministry

The government will give employers the salaries for seven of the 26 weeks of maternity leave for women earning more than Rs 15,000 a month, the Women and Child Development ministry announced on Thursd

UP has government of babas, still could do nothing for Ram temple, says Hardik Patel

Taking a dig at the BJP, Gujarat Patidar leader Hardik Patel said on Thursday even though Uttar Pradesh has a "government of babas (monks)", Ram temple is yet to be built in Ayodhya.

ABVP suspends Ankiv Baisoya, asks him to quit DUSU presidency; NSUI says too late

ABVP said the decision was taken to maintain the "genuineness" of Delhi University Students Union.

Punjab on high alert! JeM terrorists ‘sneak in’ the state, say state police

The counterintelligence wing of Punjab Police on Thursday put the state on high alert about the presence of at least half-a-dozen terrorists belonging to Pakistan-based group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) in

Madhya Pradesh assembly election 2018: BJP has CM face, who is Congress’, asks Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah hit out at the Congress, saying it neither had a policy nor a leader for the state.

Naxals kill road contractor, torch vehicles in Chhattisgarh

Naxals killed a road construction contractor and torched six vehicles Thursday in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said.

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