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Rahul extends support to Mamata’s mega opposition rally in Kolkata

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi extended his support to Mamata Banerjee on Friday for her “show of unity” in Kolkata on January 19...

After Alok Verma, Asthana and three other officers ‘axed’ from CBI

NEW DELHI: The Centre on Friday appointed former No. 2 officer in the CBI Rakesh Asthana as the head of aviation security, according to...

Why govt bought only 36 Rafale jets, asks Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday accused the government of compromising national security and asked why it bought only 36 Rafale...

Justices Maheshwari, Khanna sworn-in as SC judges

NEW DELHI: Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were sworn-in as Supreme Court judges on Friday. Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi administered the...

SC directs Kerala police to grant round-the-clock security to 2 women who entered Sabarimala...

New Delhi: The Supreme Court directed the Kerala police on Friday to provide round-the-clock security to two women who had entered the Sabarimala temple. A...

BJP fully committed to fulfilling youngsters’ aspirations: Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday said the BJP is fully committed to fulfilling the dreams and aspirations of the country’s talented youngsters,...

Naval divers find body in Meghalaya rathole coal mine where 15 are trapped

NEW DELHI: Navy divers on Thursday found a body in an illegal rathole coal mine in Meghalaya’s East Jaintia Hills where 15 miners are...

Owners of stray cattle to face Rs 5,000 penalty

Noida: The Noida Authority on Wednesday doubled the penalty imposed on owners of animals and cattle found roaming at public places and roads in...

GoI approves Rs 3,600 cr for setting up 13 central varsities

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday granted approval to an expenditure of over Rs 3,600 crore for setting up of 13 central universities...

1400 people died in extreme weather events in 2018: GoI

New Delhi: A total of 1,428 people died due to extreme weather events in India in 2018 with heavy rains and subsequent flooding, dust...

Travesty of free speech: Faesal

New Delhi: Former IAS officer Shah Faesal Wednesday said invoking sedition law against Kanhaiya Kumar and others in the JNU case was a travesty...

Democracy is our greatest strength, we must defend it at any cost: Rahul Gandhi

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said democracy is India’s greatest strength and must be defended at any cost, as he cited...

Make online FIR filing facility available for passengers: Rajnath Singh to Railway Ministry

NEW DELHI: Asserting that jurisdiction issues, at times, cause harassment to people, Home Minister Rajnath Singh Wednesday asked the railway ministry to start a...

SC to hear next week plea challenging appointment of Nageswara Rao as interim CBI...

New Delhi: The Supreme Court Wednesday agreed to hear next week a plea by an NGO challenging the January 10 order of the government...

Former Arunachal CM Apang quits BJP, says it has become a platform to seek...

ITANAGAR: Four years after switching from the Congress to the BJP, former Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Gegong Apang has quit the saffron party, saying...

More than 150 people diagnosed with scrub typhus in Mizoram

AIZAWL: At least 152 people have been diagnosed with the scrub typhus disease at Thenzawl town in Serchhip district, Mizoram health department officials said...

Scrap sedition law, a colonial hangover: Kapil Sibal

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal Wednesday demanded that the sedition law be scrapped as those in power are “manipulating” it. He also called...

Research scholars protest outside HRD Ministry demanding rise in fellowship amount

NEW DELHI: Research scholars from across the country staged a protest outside Shastri Bhawan in central Delhi on Wednesday in support of their long-standing...

ICAT studying use of remote sensing for detecting polluting vehicles

NEW DELHI: The International Centre for Automotive Technology is conducting a study to analyse if remote sensing can be used in detecting heavy polluting...

Green tribunal suggests Rs 171.34 cr fine on VW for Delhi air pollution

NEW DELHI: A four-member committee formed by the National Green Tribunal has recommended Rs 171.34 crore fine on German auto major Volkswagen as “health...

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