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People, not industries, are more important: SC on pollution by pet coke

NEW DELHI: People are more important than industries, the Supreme Court said today while taking note of a report that 60,000 people have died...

Over 13,500 infant deaths in Maharashtra in 11 months: Health Minister Deepak Sawant

NAGPUR: More than 13,500 children died between April 2017 and February 2018 in Maharashtra due to a variety of health-related reasons, including poor weight,...

Naqvi hails 2018 Haj as ‘landmark’ pilgrimage, first batch of pilgrims reaches Saudi Arabia

NEW DELHI: This year’s Haj would be a “landmark” pilgrimage for Indians as several reforms such as doing away with subsidy and women going...

Ahead of MP polls, farmers’ body to campaign against 112 MLAs

Bhopal: A farmers’ organisation in Madhya Pradesh has said it will campaign against 112 legislators, who belong to various parties, for their “failure” to...

Man lynched in K’taka on suspicion of being child-lifter

Bengaluru: In another incident of lynching, a man was beaten to death, while three others were injured after a mob attacked them suspecting them...

Kerala: Over 40,000 school classrooms turn hi-tech

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala schools are fast becoming digital with hi-tech classrooms equipped with advanced gadgets, including laptops and multi-media projectors, coming up in over 40,000...

Data breach scandal: GoI refuses to share Facebook’s response citing confidentiality

New Delhi: The Government of India has refused to share copies of responses received from the US-based social media giant Facebook over global data...

BJP will not be able to gain strength in Telangana: Owaisi

HYDERABAD: BJP will not be able to gain strength in Telangana and make a mark, though the party is hopeful about it, AIMIM president...

Cong is a party for Muslim men: PM

Azamgarh (UP): Days ahead of the monsoon session of Parliament when the government is likely to push for the passage of a bill against...

639 farmers ended lives in Maharashtra in three months, says State govt

MUMBAI: In Maharashtra, 639 farmers committed suicide between March and May this year due to crop failure, debt and inability to repay bank loans,...

Row over caste panchayat leads to clash, 14 arrested

MUMBAI: An altercation over a caste panchayat (meeting) called to decide a marital dispute led to a clash between two groups in Ahmednagar district...

Maharashtra government to spend Rs 7,300 cr on repair of electricity poles

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has prepared a plan to repair the electricity poles, wires and other systems at a cost of Rs 7,300 crore,...

Like Bamiyan’s Buddha statue, Babri masjid destroyed by ‘Hindu Taliban’, litigant tells SC

NEW DELHI: The Babri Masjid was destroyed by the “Hindu Taliban” just like the demolition of the Buddha statue by the Taliban at Bamiyan...

Willing to donate Muslim part of Babri mosque land for Ram temple: Shia Waqf...

NEW DELHI: The Uttar Pradesh Shia Waqf Board said in the Supreme Court on Friday that it wants to settle the Ayodhya dispute peacefully...

India’s forex reserves dip by $248.20 mn to $405.81 bn

MUMBAI: The country’s foreign exchange reserves declined by $248.20 million to $405.81 billion in the week to July 6, despite a rise in foreign...

‘Surveillance state’: SC raps govt over WhatsApp tracking

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday took a strong note of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry’s decision to set up a social media...

Modi to address 50 rallies across the country by February next year

NEW DELHI: With an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address 50 rallies across the country by February...

KPCC defends Tharoor’s remark on ‘Hindu Pakistan’

Thiruvananthapuram: Backing party MP, Shashi Tharoor, the Kerala unit of the Congress today fully endorsed his remarks that if the BJP is voted to...

‘WB not showing interest in central schemes’

KOLKATA: Government of India minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal Friday alleged that the West Bengal government was not showing interest in availing centrally-sponsored schemes. The Centre...

Rahul attacks PM for capitulating to foreign pressure, cites China visit

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi Friday cited a media report to hit out at Narendra Modi’s visit to China in April, saying never...

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