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The BJP had fought the 2014 assembly polls in the three states without projecting a chief ministerial face and announced its picks only after the results were declared.
Apex research body - the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has recommended a "complete ban" on ENDS, saying their use can initiate nicotine addiction among non-smokers also.
They sought directions declaring presidential orders of August 5 as "unconstitutional, void and inoperative".
Contrary to his party's stand, Sinha had also welcomed the passage of Triple Talaq Bill by both houses of the Parliament and had termed it a milestone.
Given the extent to which medical science has evolved, there is no unanswered mystery behind how babies are born. Even an internet-savvy teenager will decipher the birds and bees without batting an eyelid.
Defence minister Rajnath Singh said that if New Delhi and Islamabad ever hold any talks in future, it will be only about ‘Pakistan occupied Kashmir.’ "Our neighbour is knocking doors of the international community and saying India has made a mistake. If talks are held with Pakistan, it will now be on PoK," the defence minister said.
In the long hours of the night, as others try to get some sleep, CRPF jawans can be heard stomping through the silent streets, armed with lathis and alert to any signs of trouble that might break out in Kashmir's main city. The night brings with it more challenges for some jawans whose workday doesn't end, but continues in ever watchfulness till the early hours of the morning, officials said.
The fact that the informal UNSC meeting on J&K had no minutes, no votes or show of hands, no resolution, no statements, and no outcome, showed China-Pakistan were isolated and was cause for satisfaction for India. Diplomats pointed out that barring China, not one among the 14 other UNSC members came out to speak on the matter.
Known for his staunch criticism of Narendra Modi, Congress leader Shatrughan Sinha played a different tune on Sunday and termed the Prime Minister's Independence Day address as "extremely courageous" and "thought-provoking". Sinha, who crossed over to the Congress after BJP refused him a ticket from Bihar's Patna Sahib, profusely praised Modi for the announcement creating the post of Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
A descendant of the Mughal dynasty living in Hyderabad has reiterated his offer to present the first brick to build Ram temple at Ayodhya if he is given the Babri masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land. “It will be a golden brick. Not only will I present a golden brick, but I will also hand over the entire land for construction of the temple,” he said.
Heavy rainfall and landslides have caused extensive damage and has blocked a large number of roads in the state. At least eight persons have lost their lives as Satluj, Beas and Yamuna rivers and their tributaries have been in spate in Kinnaur, Shimla, Kullu, Mandi, Bilaspur and Sirmaur districts. Stay tuned to TOI for latest updates.
Now India will only discuss PoK with Pakistan: Rajnath Singh India Today
Rajnath Singh has said India is now only interested in discussing Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK) with Pakistan now.
Pakistan rejects India's request to resume Samjhauta, Thar trains India Today
Pakistan's Ministry of Railways has rejected a request by its Indian counterpart to restore operations of the Samjhauta and the Thar Express trains, which were ...
Important to protest if insulted as an Indian: Shazia Ilmi Times of India
NEW DELHI: BJP leader Shazia Ilmi, who confronted Pakistan supporters raising anti-Modi and anti-India slogans in South Korea, said that it is imperative to ...
Kashmir: India's Modi hails 'path-breaking' changes amid lockdown Aljazeera.com
On India's independence day, Narendra Modi defends decision to strip disputed region of autonomy as lockdown continues.
Kashmir's communications partially restored, says India BBC News
Landline telephone services are being restored to parts of Indian-administered Kashmir, India says. Seventeen out of 100 phone exchanges in the Kashmir ...
India Plans Big Detention Camps for Migrants. Muslims Are Afraid. The New York Times
NEW DELHI — More than four million people in India, mostly Muslims, are at risk of being declared foreign migrants as the government pushes a hard-line ...
Restrictions reimposed in parts of Srinagar after incidents of violence Times of India
India News: SRINAGAR: Restrictions were tightened in some parts of Srinagar on Sunday following incidents of violence a day earlier, even as the first batch of ...
BBC is increasing its shortwave radio shows to get past the news lockdown in Indian-controlled Kashmir CNN
As a communications blackout continues in Kashmir, the BBC is using one of the only ways to reach listeners in the Indian-controlled state: shortwave radio.
India and Bhutan signed 10 Memorandum of Understandings in the field of space research, aviation, IT, power and education.
The petition alleged the chief minister misused his power and promoted Axis Bank, causing losses to nationalised banks.
In Punjab, an alert has been sounded in several districts following the release of excess water from Bhakra dam through the spill gates after heavy rainfall in its catchment area.
The lawyer-turned-politician started getting increasingly cornered within the BJP after he was denied a ticket to contest the last Lok Sabha elections.
Pakistan initiated unprovoked firing with small arms and mortar shells after which the Indian Army retaliated effectively.
After their examination, it was confirmed that an infection caused the ailment but the doctors could not ascertain the reason for their infections.
SIT, probing the Kalburgi murder case, filed the charge sheet in the district court of Hubballi-Dharwad on Saturday.
Tensions between India and Pakistan have been on the rise ever since the Narendra Modi government decided to repeal Article 370, which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir, and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories — J&K; and Ladakh.
SCCLCIL has vacancies for the post of Junior Engineer, MTS Surveyor, Accounts Clerk, Accountant, Junior Clerk, Computer Operator, Stenographer, Secretarial Assistant, etc. An online and written exam will be conducted for the selection process.
A Chinese girl's anger turned fatal to her boyfriend as he fat-shamed her for eating an ice-cream. The girl allegedly stabbed him to death with a pair of scissors. The couple in their twenties had been dating for just a month.
Sister Lucy, a nun expelled by her congregation in Kerala on disciplinary grounds for over the alleged rape of another nun, appealed against the decision before the Catholic Church in Rome. She claims that she is being targeted for participating in protests against rape accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal.
The expansion of Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa`s cabinet is scheduled to take place on August 20, according to official sources. The cabinet expansion will be done after the BJP legislature party meeting that will take
After much speculatiom, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government is likely to expand cabinet on Monday.
A cloudburst hit Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand on Sunday, flattening homes in several villages and leaving many residents trapped.
While the situation in Kerala and Karnataka have improved to an extent, torrential rains and flood-like situation wreaked havoc in several other parts of India and threw the normal life out of gear. Many rivers and dams are overfl
Senior IPS officer and advisor to Jammu and Kashmir Governor, K Vijay Kumar, told Zee News that after government announced abrogation of Article 370, they formulated an effective strategy to tackle the situation in the region.
The journalist, Ashish Janwani, died during treatment while his brother was killed on the spot after being shot at.
On July 16, Harish Jatav was involved in an accident with an old woman while he was riding a bike in Mewat area of Alwar
The same honour was also extended to Modi upon his arrival in Bhutan on Saturday. In fact, he was received in the same way when he had come to Bhutan after assuming office as the Prime Minister in 2014.
While three persons lost their lives in a house collapse, one person each died following a wall collapse and a landslide
Earlier on Saturday, mobile internet services were restored in five districts of Jammu and Kashmir following days of restrictions.
Besides Singh and Khattar, Agriculture Minister Narender Singh Tomar and several other senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party were present at the event held in Kalka.
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The fire broke out on Saturday in the hospital and caused extensive damages to the first, second and third floor of the PC Block.
The Gilgit-Baltistan region has a geographical area of 72,496 sq. km (as per Pakistani projections). Under an agreement reached between Pakistan and China in 1963, Pakistan handed over 5,180 square km of territory to China.
Train services between Shimla and Kalka were also disrupted on Sunday after multiple landslides blocked the rail route in Himachal Pradesh.
Dilbagh Singh acknowledged that there have been minor incidents in past 13 days 'but they were controlled locally by police officials'.
The AIIMS administration has initiated an internal inquiry to look into the cause of the fire and further strengthen preventive measure.
Dainik Jagran journalist, Ashish, and his brother Ashutosh, were shot dead by Mahipal inside their house. Mahipal owns a dairy in the city Kotwali area and his people were dumping cow dung near the victims' house.
The first Independence Day speech of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s second term was all about consolidating the gains India has made under his leadership.
The girl, who is mentally challenged, went missing from her home on Holi and police traced her village using Google Maps.
Spot gold has crossed the psychological level of $1,500 an ounce in the international market, its highest level since May 2013. Whereas, domestic futu
Phone services are slowly being reinstated, but internet and mobile phone services remain suspended.
Pehlu Khan's family says a lower court's decision to set free all the suspects has left them shattered.
Many Indians see Kashmir as a fundamental part of their country's identity and back the government's move.
On Friday, Rajnath Singh had hinted that India might change its “no first use” policy for nuclear weapons amid heightened tensions between India and Pakistan.
The Hong Kong government has adopted a $2.4 billion spending package to try to buoy the economy, a move that financial secretary Paul Chan likened to the food stockpiles that households gather to gird themselves against a typhoon.
As many as 1,200 restaurants in several major cities have reportedly delisted themselves from the dine-in programmes of online platforms over “unsustainable” deep discounting offered by the aggregators, saying the table reservation services were hurting their business models.
Shoaib Akhtar criticized Jofra Archer for not checking up on Steve Smith, who was floored by one of his bouncers during the fourth day’s play of the second Ashes Test match between England and Australia
Ilmi stated said that when the protest became very aggressive, “he South Korean authorities came over and took them away.
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Many find it hard to accept that the world’s largest democracy could act in this manner. They have three broad concerns: First, this is seen as an attempt to deny the Valley its cherished identity. Second, the way this was done. Third, the environment the Modi government created in the Valley before and after it acted
In his letter, Congressman asked Pompeo "to let me know as soon as possible what actions our government intends to take and please advise if l may be of any assistance."
The Indian government abolished Article 370 and moved a separate bill to split the state into two union territories of Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
Two decades down the line, the prospect of a Kamala Devi Harris vs Nikki Randhawa Haley race for the White House isn’t all that far fetched.
Patel had been a prominent member of the "Back Boris" campaign for the Conservative Party leadership and was widely tipped for the plum post in his frontline team.
Pramod Mittal, the younger brother of steel magnate Lakshmi Mittal, heads the supervisory board at GIKIL, which has been among Bosnia's biggest exporters.
"As per the information given by Missions and Posts in the Gulf countries, as on 30.6.2019, Kuwait tops the list with the highest number of complaints (2377)."
Community leaders said the dates for the prime minister's address has not been finalised yet, but they have been asked to make preparations for a potential address of Modi in Houston on September 22.
“All three Chief Ministers have ruled their respective States for five years. Their performance is one of our key poll planks. They are the obvious choice for heading the respective government if the BJP returns
The two countries inked 10 MoUs in the fields of space research, aviation, IT, power and education to infuse new energy in their ties.
Security presence in the State has been stepped up and stringent restrictions put in place since August 5.
Over 2,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen from here were allegedly intimidated and chased away by Sri Lankan Navy while fishing near Katchatheevu, a fishermen a
Bunder diamond mine in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh has reserves of around 34.20 million carats of diamond,
Four million people in one state are at risk of being denied citizenship in a government campaign critics say is driven by a Hindu nationalist agenda.
Artificial intelligence is being taught by thousands of office workers around the world. It is not exactly futuristic work.
After putting the region on lockdown for two weeks, the government said schools would reopen on Monday and phone service would be gradually restored.
The Indian government has confined about seven million Kashmiris to their homes and imposed a complete communications blackout.
Pharmacists can’t restock medicines; workers aren’t being paid. But the government still loves to block the internet for “peace and tranquillity.”
When the British tried to take control of the northern Indian town of Jhansi, Queen Laxmibai trained and led her own army, and was killed in battle.
The value of a woman was equated to that of 71 sheep in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, where a man was asked to compensate his lover's husband with the flock for taking away the wife.
Virat Kohli is now the most followed cricketer across social media platforms. He has over 30 million followers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Analysts opined that investors are awaiting a stimulus package and relief for foreign portfolio investors (FPIs) from the super-rich surcharge which was announced in the Budget in July.
A three-member committee investigating the leak of toxic material from a coal-fired power plant in Singrauli distict in Madhya Pradesh, which contaminated farmland in a four-kilometre radius, has...
Online registration for the recruitment will begin on August 19. Candidates can fill the online application available at the HPCL website hindustanpetroleum.com. The last date for submission of...
Muhammed Anas bagged a gold medal in the 300m race at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter in the Czech Republic.
At least 10,000 people are homeless after a massive fire swept through a crowded slum in the Bangladesh capital and destroyed thousands of shanties, officials said Sunday.
Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said talks with Pakistan will be held only if it stops supporting terror. If talks are held with Pakistan it will now be on Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). While addressing a public gathering in Haryana's Panchkula, Rajnath Singh said, "Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir for its development. Our neighbour is knocking doors of international community saying India made a mistake. Talks with Pak will be held only if it stops supporting terror. If talks are held with Pakistan it will now be on PoK." He further added, "Few days ago, Prime Minister of Pakistan said that India is planning to take an action bigger than Balakot. It means that Pakistan PM acknowledges what India did in Balakot."
While addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "Anyone visiting Bhutan is struck as much by its natural beauty as by the warmth, compassion and simplicity of its people." "It is natural that the people of Bhutan and India experience great attachment to each other, as we are close not just due to our geography. Our history, culture and spiritual traditions have created unique and deep bonds between our peoples and nations," PM added.
While addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "India is home to world's largest healthcare scheme, 'Ayushman Bharat,' which offers health assurance to 500 million Indians. India has among the cheapest data connectivity in the world, which is directly and indirectly empowering millions."
While addressing the students of Royal University of Bhutan in Thimphu on August 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said, "It is a matter of great happiness that young Bhutanese scientists will travel to India to work on designing and launching Bhutan's own small satellite. I hope that someday soon, many of you will be scientists, engineers and innovators." "Bhutan has understood the spirit of harmony, togetherness and compassion. This very spirit radiated from the adorable children who lined the streets to welcome me yesterday. I will always remember their smiles," PM added.
In one of the biggest seizures ever, police busted a drug manufacturing unit in Manipur's Thoubal district on August 17. The drug manufacturing unit was located in Moijing Awang Leikai area of Thoubal. Police have seized 184.644 Kg of suspected heroin and brown sugar worth more than Rs 160 crore. One person was also arrested in this connection. More than 184 kilograms of heroin worth around Rs 160 crore was seized from the spot. Heroin is an opioid whose sale and production is banned under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, in India. Further investigation is underway in the case.
BJP leader Shazia Ilmi, who confronted Pakistan supporters raising anti-Modi and anti-India slogans in South Korea, said that it is imperative to peacefully register protest if insulted as an Indian. While speaking to ANI, she said, "I and two others were in Seoul for United Peace Federation conference as a delegation of Global Citizen Forum. After the conference, we went to Indian Embassy to meet our envoy. On our way to the hotel, we saw an aggressive protest by an unruly crowd carrying Pakistani flags and calling all kind of names to India and our PM. They kept saying Modi terrorist, India terrorist. We just felt it's our duty to tell them to not abuse our country or our PM." "It's important for all of us to register our protests wherever we are. It's important to peacefully register your anger at being insulted as a countryman as Indian," she added.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu accorded Guard of Honour on his arrival in Lithuania on August 17. He is on a three-nation visit to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from 17th to 21st August. Aim of the visit is to strengthen bilateral ties with the three Baltic nations. Naidu is the first high-level dignitary from India to visit the three countries.
While speaking to mediapersons on Saturday, Delhi's Fire Service Director, Vipin Kental on fire at All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi said, "Fire is completely under control. Cooling operation is underway, they'll continue for some more time, the staff will be here to monitor that. No casualty has been reported." Earlier in the day, Massive fire broke out in PC block (a non-patient block) of AIIMS. The affected area is near the emergency ward on the 2nd floor. Patients are being shifted from AB ward (Orthopaedic Unit).
'This business of monopoly of one family must end.''Here, they picked up a few leaders for him as he needed support which was okay, but later, they became his cronies.'
'While this (Mueller's) report does not conclude that the president committed a crime, it also does not exonerate him" and sets out evidence on "both sides of the question'
A sum insured of Rs 3 lakh to Rs 5 lakh may have been sufficient seven-eight years ago but would be inadequate today, especially for people living in metros, points out Sanjay Kumar Singh.