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Soldier killed, another injured in Pakistan ceasefire violation in Poonch

An Indian Army soldier was killed and another injured on Monday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district in a ceasefire violation by Pakistan, forcing strong Indian retaliation.

PM Narendra Modi pays respects to Ananth Kumar in Bengaluru

Prime Minister Narendra Modi flew into Bengaluru on Monday night and paid respects to Union Minister Ananth Kumar at the latter's residence in the city's southern suburb where his body has been kept f

Cabinet meet tomorrow to condole Ananth Kumar’s demise

The Union Cabinet will meet Tuesday morning to condole the demise of senior minister Ananth Kumar, official sources said.

People come from faraway parts of the country, and CJI says dismissed: AG Venugopal takes on Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi for dismissing a case

The episode happened when the Attorney General tried to represent the Rajasthan government in a case of tax dispute by a company. However, even before Venugopal could begin, a bench headed by the Chie

PM Narendra Modi’s development push in Varanasi ahead of 2019 LS polls, inaugurates projects worth Rs 2,413 crore

In a big development push in his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi ahead of the 2019 general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a slew of projects here on Monday and took a swipe at pre

Delhi air pollution: EPCA allows entry of only those vehicles stationed at Delhi borders

The Supreme-Court appointed EPCA on Monday allowed entry of only those vehicles that were stationed at the Delhi borders, anticipating situation getting out of hand with the owners of over a 1,000 tru

Mukesh Ambani pays obeisance at Jagannath temple

Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani Monday paid obeisance at the Shri Jagannath Temple here amidst tight security, officials said.

Rajasthan Minister Surendra Goyal resigns from BJP after party denies him ticket

The move comes hours after the BJP dropped Goyal's name from its first list of candidates declared for the upcoming Assembly elections.

Meetings on WhatsApp? Delhi pollution task force conducts meet on the messaging app for urgent decisions

The 'WhatsApp meeting' on Monday also recommended a shift in the time slot for the entry of heavy vehicles into the national capital -- heavy vehicles will now be able to ply between 6 am to 6 pm.

NCW writes to UP DGP, seeks report on woman who was killed for objecting to smoking

In a letter to UP DGP, the NCW said: “The commission is seriously concerned about the brutal crime committed on the woman. Considering the gravity of the matter, it is requested that the commission

Never ever met Gurmeet Ram Rahim in my life, says Akshay Kumar

The development comes just a day after the SIT issued summons to former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, his son Sukhbir Singh Badal and Akshay Kumar in connection with sacrilege incidents i

NCP chief Sharad Pawar may not contest next Lok Sabha polls in 2019

Pawar has spent over five decades in active politics and has served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra three times. He also held key cabinet portfolios at the Centre.

Cyclone Gaja: Severe cyclonic storm likely to hit Tamil Nadu in 24 hours, 13 districts on alert

Gaja originated from the Bay of Bengal and is likely to move west-southwestwards and intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 24 hours and maintain the intensity during the subsequen

Will move court if no permission is granted for Amit Shah’s rath yatra : BJP

Ghosh said if TMC tries to disrupt the proposed Rath Yatras then the people of the state will come out in protest as it is meant for restoring democracy in Bengal.

Rafale deal: Centre places pricing details in sealed cover before SC

On the last hearing, the Centre was reluctant to share the price details and Attorney General K K Venugopal had told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that pricing details of these jets wer

Muzaffarpur shelter home case: Fantastic! Ex-minister is on the run, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Monday expressed shock over the failure of the Bihar police to arrest former cabinet minister Manju Verma in connection with the Muzaffarpur shelter home sex abuse scandal.

Rajasthan Assembly polls: BJP announces first list of 131 candidates

Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, Speaker Kailash Meghwal, state ministers and senior party leaders have been included in the BJP's first list of 131 out of the total 200 candidates for the De

Telangana Assembly elections: BJP rules out support to TRS if it falls short of numbers

The BJP on Monday asserted that it would not join hands with the TRS if the latter falls short of numbers to form government post-December 7 assembly elections, even as it rejected the Congress charge

SC declines to entertain PIL to make rape gender-neutral offence

The Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea challenging the Constitutional validity of Section 375 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) which deals with rape on the ground that the provision is not

Nepal names former law minister Nilambar Acharya as ambassador to India

A cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli proposed Acharya's name for the diplomatic post, officials said. Achayra, a former envoy to Sri Lanka, currently coordinates the Nepal side of

Chhath Puja traffic advisory: Avoid these routes on November 13, 14

Chhath Puja traffic advisory: The Delhi Traffic Police on Monday issued an advisory about special traffic arrangements and restrictions for November 13 and 14 on the occasion of Chhath Puja.

After name change, Adityanath government mulls banning liquor, meat in Ayodhya

Days after renaming Faizabad district to Ayodhya, the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh is considering a demand to ban the sale of liquor and meat in the entire district.

Violations of guidelines in killing of tigress evident in postmortem report, says official

The report also raised doubts over the tranquiliser dart, which was seen on the big cat's carcass, suggesting that it was not even released from the tranquilising rifle.

Nitish Kumar, the ‘master of breakups’: RLSP’s Upendra Kushwaha says Bihar CM out to destroy him

Union minister Upendra Kushwaha Sunday attacked Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over reports that one of his party MLAs may soon join Janata Dal-United. Kushwaha, who is the chief of RLSP, said Kuma

Rafale deal: Centre makes documents public, says procedure completely followed

The Centre's stand was reflected in a document submitted to the court, which had asked the government to furnish details and the steps taken in the decision making process for the procurement of the j

K Kavitha Exclusive: ‘TRS committed to 12% Muslim reservation in Telangana, will approach SC if Centre denies approval’

In an exclusive interview to Financialexpress.com, Kavitha predicted 100 seats for her party in the 119 member Telangana Assembly. Here are edited excerpts of the interview:

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