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Cow protection needed to bring change in country: Minister at launch of 'Muslim Gau Raksha Sangh'
The social justice and empowerment minister termed formation of the outfit as a "revolutionary step" that will bring Hindus and Muslims closer.

11 fugitive criminals successfully brought back to India in last 3 yrs: Government
In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said the government has been making every effort to bring back fugitive criminals who have fled after committing crime.

Modi's address to BJP MPs, key party meeting on Thursday
The meetings come against the backdrop of five state poll results on Tuesday handing the party its biggest electoral setback since it stormed to power at the Centre in 2014.

Rajya Sabha adjourned for the day
The Rajya Sabha was adjourned for the day on Wednesday amid pandemonium by some members soon after it passed a bill in the post lunch sitting.

Congress poised to form governments in Hindi heartland states, CM choices remain in balance
All eyes now were on party president Rahul Gandhi's choice of chief ministers of the three states.

SC asks ex-judge heading panel on Guj encounter cases if he shared report with other members
Former apex court judge Justice H S Bedi was appointed chairman of the monitoring committee probing encounter cases from 2002 to 2006 in Gujarat by the Supreme Court.

Cong gives business suspension notice in RS to discuss Rafale deal
The issue of Rafale purchase was also discussed at a meeting of opposition parties held on Monday to chalk out a joint strategy to take on the BJP in 2019.

Poll results show yearning for 'BJP-mukt' regime: Shiv Sena
The Sena, an ally of the BJP at the Centre and in Maharashtra, said people have brought "those flying in the air back to the ground".

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Pilot vs Gehlot, Scindia vs Nath: Suspense builds over Cong CM picks
Belying predictions of exit polls, the Congress won convincingly in Chhattisgarh, less so in Rajasthan, and scraped through with a wafer-thin lead in Madhya Pradesh, final results showed after the vote count on Tuesday. All eyes now were on party president Rahul Gandhi's choice of chief ministers of the three states, which he will decide after the victorious MLAs finish their meetings in the three states.

What 5 states say about next 5 months of politics
With 3 big states under its belt, Congress is slowly emerging from the lows of 2014 but with Mizoram gone it is out of power in all the 7 states in northeast. BJP's reduced state footprint will make its 2019 battle tougher. If voter preferences in these five states stay the same till the 2019 elections, BJP could lose over 30 of 62 (of 65) seats it holds.

Will uphold RBI's autonomy: Shaktikanta Das
Das further said that, "I have convened a meeting with CEOs and MDs of public sector banks tomorrow morning (December 13). Banking is an important segment in our economy and it’s facing several challenges that need to be dealt with. It's the banking sector on which I’d like to focus immediately."

Live: Thank people for their love, Chouhan says
Congress, which emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh after winning 114 seats, has staked claim to form the government in the state. Stay with TOI for live updates

BSP extends support to Congress in MP
BSP chief Mayawati Wednesday said her party will extend support to the Congress to form government in Madhya Pradesh and keep the BJP out of power. She also said that if the need arises, the BSP will support the Congress in Rajasthan to form the next government.

Why heartland could be hurtland for BJP
A mapping of the assembly segments onto the relevant parliamentary seats suggests that the BJP would still win 17 of 29 seats in MP and 13 of 25 seats in Rajasthan, but get almost wiped out in Chhattisgarh winning just one of the state’s 11 seats if voters made the same choices that they have made this time.

Sensex soars 629 pts, Nifty reclaims 10,700-mark
On the BSE index, Hero MotorCorp, Bharti Airtel, Adani Ports, Yes Bank and Mahindra & Mahindra were among the major gainers, rising as much as much 7.01 per cent. On NSE, all the sub-indices closed in green with Nifty Realty outperforming the index, up 4.36 per cent.

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Swing in Muslim vote favoured TRS - Times of India
Swing in Muslim vote favoured TRS  Times of India

India News: An en masse swing of the Muslim vote made all the difference for the ruling TRS if poll-related data is any indication.


Voters have a beef with cow minister - Times of India
Voters have a beef with cow minister  Times of India

India News: India's first minister for cows, BJP's Otaram Dewasi, from Rajasthan, lost his seat in Sirohi in the assembly election to Congress-turned-Independent ...


Despite win, Congress EVM barbs refuse to die down - Times of India
Despite win, Congress EVM barbs refuse to die down  Times of India

India News: The Election Commission has repeatedly clarified that EVM is a standalone machine unconnected to the internet, and that it has a built-in ...


MNF sweeps Mizoram, northeast now ‘Congress-mukt’ - Times of India
MNF sweeps Mizoram, northeast now ‘Congress-mukt’  Times of India

AIZAWL: Mizo National Front (MNF), an NDA constituent, returned to power on Tuesday after 10 years in Christian-majority Mizoram, reducing Congress to ...


Centre may feel pressure to loosen purse strings - Times of India
Centre may feel pressure to loosen purse strings  Times of India

India News: The BJP's defeat in three crucial Hindi heartland states will increase the pressure on the ruling coalition at the Centre to resort to populist polici.


Veterans tipped to return as CMs - Times of India
Veterans tipped to return as CMs  Times of India

India News: Kamal Nath seems to be favoured by Congress leadership despite Jyotiraditya Scindia being the face of change in the state packed with ...


Navy inducts deep submergence rescue vehicle - Times of India
Navy inducts deep submergence rescue vehicle  Times of India

India News: MUMBAI: The Indian Navy on Wednesday inducted the 'Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle' into *service* at the Western Naval Command here.


India delivery man sacked for eating food sparks sympathy - BBC News
India delivery man sacked for eating food sparks sympathy  BBC News

A Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food meant for customers and resealing the boxes in India.


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Congress makes big gains in Assembly polls in Hindi heartland; TRS, MNF win Telangana, Mizoram
The reverses for the BJP in the Hindi heartland threw wide open the 2019 Lok Sabha elections which until a few months ago appeared to be in the grip of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's party.
BJP's poll performance predicts its farewell in 2019: NCP
NCP chief Sharad Pawar said the results showed that people do not believe in communal forces as they want peace and progress.
Poll verdict rejection of BJP's misrule and communal agenda: Left parties
The CPI contested in around 40 seats in the five states and drawn a blank, while CPI(M) has wrested two seats from the BJP in Rajasthan.
Mizoram Chief Minister  Lal Thanhawla resigns; admits 'underestimating' Opposition strength
His resignation was accepted by Governor Kummanam Rajasekharan who asked him to continue in office till alternative arrangements were made.
Election results give clear message to Modi that people unhappy, it's time for change: Rahul Gandhi
Rahul said that people are not happy with decisions, including demonetisation and those pertaining to farmers and youth.
Assembly poll results beginning of BJP's end: Mamata Banerjee
Banerjee said the BJP has tasted defeat for misusing democratic institutions and for proudly displaying its power.
Four policemen killed in militant attack in South Kashmir
Sources said the militants also snatched weapons from the slain policemen before fleeing.
Bulandshahr violence: CCTV footage shows youth snatching Subodh Kumar Singh's gun to kill cop
As per the sources, the youth, identified as the one hailing from Chingrawati village, was seen with a group of five youngsters surrounding the deceased inspector during the violence.
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What tilted MP in favour of Congress: 6 seats with margin of less than 1000 votes and NOTA
Thirteen seats were decided with a margin of less than 2,000 votes in Madhya Pradesh.

MA in History, Shaktikanta Das is first non-economist in 28 years to be RBI governor
The last non-economist RBI governor was S Venkitaraman, who was appointed to the office in 1990.

Rajinikanth says assembly poll outcome shows BJP is losing influence
Rajinikanth had defended the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November and invited ire from regional parties for going soft on them.

SEE: Congress blue makes spectacular comeback on Indian political map
The Congress, for so long restricted to a handful of states and one Union territory, is now poised to form governments in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.

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Talaq, talaq, talaq: Shashi Tharoor echoes voter sentiment after assembly election results
"No wonder the BJP is so upset today. The voters just gave them a triple talaaq," Tharoor said yesterday on Twitter and twitterati went bananas.

The Madhya Pradesh cliffhanger: What took so long?
Madhya Pradesh assembly election results were declared in full a full 24 hours after counting began on 24 hours. New processes followed during counting may have been responsible for the delay in the Madhya Pradesh results

Kapil Sharma to marry Ginni Chatrath tonight. All you want to know about the nuptials
Comedy king Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath will exchange wedding vows tonight in Jalandhar. Here's all you want to know about their big day.

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Subramanian Swamy questions Shaktikanta Das' appointment as RBI Governor

Subramanian Swamy questions Shaktikanta Das' appointment as RBI GovernorNew Delhi, Dec 12: Within an hour Shaktikanta Das took charge as RBI Governor on Wednesday, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy alleged that newly appointed RBI Governor was involved in corrupt activities. "Shaktikanta Das being appointed as RBI Governor is wrong,



Why a Search for ‘Idiot’ Shows Trump Pics – Sundar Pichai Explains

Why a Search for ‘Idiot’ Shows Trump Pics – Sundar Pichai ExplainsHere are some of the bizarre questions Google CEO Sundar Pichai faced from US Congressmen on Tuesday.



WWE Smackdown Live results with highlights: December 11, 2018

WWE Smackdown Live results with highlights: December 11, 2018Bengaluru, Dec 12: Smackdown delivered a solid final episode prior to WWE TLC. A Wrestlemania 34 rematch was the headliner of the show between Charlotte Flair and Asuka. A 205 Live superstar debuted on the show competing against the WWE



Naidu’s strategy to placate Nandamuris in Telangana fails

Naidu’s strategy to placate Nandamuris in Telangana failsHyderabad, Dec 11: Ahead of the Telangana assembly elections, Chandrababu Naidu set up a strategy to placate the Nandamuri family in a bid to avoid a possible spat with the Nara family in Andhra Pradesh. Naidu's strategy was to ensure that



Query on Cow Slaughter by Muslim in Front of Hindus in Indraprastha University's Law Paper, Inquiry Ordered

Query on Cow Slaughter by Muslim in Front of Hindus in Indraprastha University's Law Paper, Inquiry OrderedThe Delhi government on Tuesday ordered an inquiry into the matter pertaining to a question in a law exam paper asking whether a Muslim slaughtering a cow in the presence of Hindus amounts to an offence, while the Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University constituted a committee to look into the issue.



Thane: Fire Breaks Out in a Building Near Charai Area; Watch Video

Thane: Fire Breaks Out in a Building Near Charai Area; Watch VideoA massive broke out in a building near Charai area of Thane district in Maharashtra on Monday morning.



Spell in custody, will help Mallya cut down on alcohol, says UK court: Read full order here

Spell in custody, will help Mallya cut down on alcohol, says UK court: Read full order hereLondon, Dec 10: A court in the UK today ordered that Vijay Mallya will be extradited. The court said in its verdict that it is not of the opinion that courts in India are there to do what politicians tell them



Don't Subscribe That Brahmins Are a Patriarchal Community: Twitter CEO Wants HC to Quash FIR

Don't Subscribe That Brahmins Are a Patriarchal Community: Twitter CEO Wants HC to Quash FIRDorsey, who was in India recently, met with a group of women journalists for a discussion on how Indians experience Twitter. However, the interaction came under fire after one of the journalists present there tweeted a photo of Dorsey with the placard reading ‘Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy’.



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Pappu has become Param Pujya: Raj Thackeray issues warning to BJP
According to Raj Thackeray, the results of the assembly elections should serve as a warning for the BJP and its leaders before the crucial Lok Sabha elections next year.
Only I am responsible for our defeat in MP: Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Shivraj Singh Chouhan's 15-year-tenure as chief minister of Madhya Pradesh came to an end on Wednesday after BJP lost out to Congress in a tense and topsy-turvey battle.
Snag hits Delhi Metro again, services affected on Magenta Line after glitch in signalling
Commuters faced a hard time travelling in Delhi Metro's Magenta Line Wednesday afternoon as the newly-opened section suffered technical issues in signalling affecting train services.
Pewdiepie endorses controversial anti-semantic views to gain subscribers; stunt backfires big time
The Swedish content creator was later forced to scrub the particular comment and clarify his stand.
Live: Rahul said farmer loans will be waived off if Congress comes to power, prove it now, says Shivraj
Here are the live updates of Assembly Election Results and government formation:
Kamal Nath in Madhya Pradesh, Ashok Gehlot in Rajasthan and Bhupesh Baghel in Chhattisgarh likely to be next CMs
Congress chief in Madhya Pradesh, Kamal Nath spearheaded the party's campaign in the state along with party's campaign committee head Jyotiraditya Scindia. 
Congress to take call probable CM faces in MP, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan on Wednesday
The Congress party is expected to take a call on its chief ministerial candidates in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh on Wednesday. 
Mizoram assembly elections 2018 counting day highlights: MNF ousts Congress
Mizo National Front has shown a strong performance, leaving Congress far behind in its wake.
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Held placard without understanding meaning of placard: Jack Dorsey asks Raj HC to quash FIR
Jack Dorsey, Twitter CEO, defends a series of tweets about his recent meditation retreat in Myanmar.

Will try to uphold credibility and autonomy of RBI, says Shaktikanta Das
Shaktikanta Das addresses press after taking over as RBI Governor.

'Zero' song 'Husn Parcham': Katrina Kaif's is slaying it with her sultry moves in this catchy number
'Zero' starring Shah Rukh Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anushka Sharma is slated to release on December 21

'Sorry' if my words have hurt people: Shivraj Singh Chouhan accepts responsibility for BJP's defeat in MP
Outgoing Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday accepted the responsibility for party's defeat in the state and said he is sorry if his words or actions have hurt people.

Champions League wrap-up: Alisson, Salah take Liverpool into last 16; Inter Milan out
8 teams made it to the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday night.

Sensex surges 629.06 points to end at 35,779.07
Hero MotoCorp, Bharti Airtel, and Indiabulls Housing gained the most, while Dr Reddy's Laboratories, and Bharti Infratel lost the most.

Yogi Adityanath in Janakpur to attend symbolic wedding of Lord Ram
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath arrived in Nepal's historic town of Janakpur on Wednesday to attend the symbolic wedding of Lord Ram.

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'To save Modi, BJP wants to hang Shivraj, Vasundhara, Raman'
'There was a lot of resentment against the BJP which has not translated into votes, this is surprising.'

The 2 ways to beat Modi in 2019
According to Yashwant Sinha, a national-level pre-poll alliance of all opposition parties should be formed or a nationwide pre-poll alliance of regional parties should be made to defeat the BJP in the general elections.

The price of victory for the Congress
The new governments will have to spend much more than Rs 220 billion in Rajasthan, more than Rs 160 billion in MP, and nearly Rs 30 billion in Chhattisgarh.

Will PM Modi attend Isha Ambani's wedding today?
The wedding, which is billed as the India Inc's most expensive yet, will be held at Antilla tower.

Priyanka and Nick back to pavilion!
Priyanka and Nick, hand in hand.

Genuine defaulter a delusion: RBI deputy governor
For willful defaulters, change in ownership accompanied by punitive action against the defaulting management is the way to go.

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UP CM Yogi Adityanath Attends Symbolic Wedding of Lord Rama in Nepal
Yogi Adityanath, who arrived in Janakpur as head of the Indian delegation to participate in 'Vivah Panchami' celebrations, was welcomed by Chief Minister of Province 2 Mohammad Lalbabu Raut Gaddi at the airport.

After Shaktikanta Das' Appointment as RBI Governor, Arvind Subramanian Reminds Autonomy is Sacred
"What is going to be key is whether this (restoring financial system agenda) is maintained going forward. That is going to be the yardstick to measure what is happening on the bigger institutional front," he said, speaking at the Fifth India Economic Conclave here.

Kejriwal Govt May Clamp Down on Delhi’s 'Big Fat Weddings' with Curbs on Number of Guests, Food
Taking note of the copious amounts food and water that is wasted at such gatherings, the Supreme Court has said that it is “unacceptable” against the backdrop of the water crisis and alleged starvation deaths the city witnesses.

Don't Subscribe That Brahmins Are a Patriarchal Community: Twitter CEO Wants HC to Quash FIR
Dorsey, who was in India recently, met with a group of women journalists for a discussion on how Indians experience Twitter. However, the interaction came under fire after one of the journalists present there tweeted a photo of Dorsey with the placard reading ‘Smash Brahmanical Patriarchy’.

Former Army Chief J J Singh Resigns from Akali Dal, Cites Personal Reasons
Singh, who also served as the Governor of Arunachal Pradesh, had joined the Akali Dal ahead of the Punjab assembly elections in early 2017 and had unsuccessfully contested against chief minister Amarinder Singh from the Patiala assembly constituency.

Indian-origin Man Jailed for 7 Years in Singapore for Stabbing Pregnant Wife
He used a knife with a 10-cm blade to stab his wife, Mayuri Krishnakumar, in her abdomen twice. He also slashed her back before fleeing the scene.

News18 Daybreak | From Rahul’s Treble to Modi’s Reality Check, Dive Into Our In-Depth Election Coverage
Get a fresh dose of the news that matters, delivered directly to your inbox, every morning. The perfect way, to get you started and informed, for the day ahead.

Delhi's Air Quality 'Severe' for 2nd Day; Officials Say Stringent Action if Condition Persists
Noida performed the best among NCR towns with an implementation score of 36 per cent, CPCB said. Delhi had an implementation score of 31.77 per cent, while Faridabad and Ghaziabad had 28 and 26.72 per cent respectively.

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Wed Dec 12 2018  Australian Dollar 51.8672
Wed Dec 12 2018  British Pound Sterling 90.2527
Wed Dec 12 2018  Canadian Dollar 53.7924
Wed Dec 12 2018  European Euro 81.5661
Wed Dec 12 2018  United States Dollar 71.9424

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Gold futures fall to Rs 31,790 on lower demand
Gold prices fell 0.45 per cent to Rs 31,790 per 10 gram at the futures trade as speculators trimmed their bets owing to weak demand.At the Multi Comm

Gold holds firm on hopes of fewer rate hikes
Gold prices were steady early on Wednesday, supported by expectations of fewer rate hikes by the US Federal Reserve next year, while palladium traded

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India delivery man sacked for eating food sparks sympathy
A Zomato delivery driver was filmed eating food meant for customers and resealing the boxes in India.

The blind Indian cyclist conquering the Himalayas
Despite losing his eyesight, Devyanshu Ganatra is determined not to let his disability get in the way of his love for sports.

India appoints new central bank governor
Shaktikanta Das will take over at Reserve Bank of India after the shock departure of his predecessor.

Indian rupee hit by central bank chief's shock resignation
The country's central bank chief Urjit Patel stepped down abruptly on Monday, citing "personal reasons".

Vijay Mallya can be extradited to India, London court rules
The business tycoon left India in March 2016 after defaulting on debts of more than $1bn (£785m).

On the hunt for India’s ‘stolen’ heritage
Why this volunteer wants to return artefacts in British museums to India.

Is Delhi's air causing lung cancer?
Researchers say that being outside in some areas is the equivalent of smoking 20 cigarettes a day.

The women in India building a road to a new life
Fed up with the inaccessibility to their villages, these Indian women constructed brick roads.

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On BJP's barb, Jyotiraditya Scindia's stings with his comeback
The Congress emerged as the single largest party in Madhya Pradesh, winning 114 seats out of 230.

Who will be next Rajasthan CM? Over to Congress chief Rahul Gandhi
The Congress has two prominent frontrunners for the leadership role, Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot, in Rajasthan, where it has returned to power after five years

Breast cancer survivors, exercise to lose weight, reduce risk of recurrence
Getting regular exercise is important for breast cancer survivors’ continued health. Physical activity can help lessen certain side effects of treatment and has been shown to reduce risk of recurrence and improve survival.

Rajasthan assembly election results 2018: 'Gehlot is people's leader:' Rebels approach...
Manju Meghwal, Laxman Meena, Vinod Kumar Lilawat, Shanti Dhariwal, Manju Panwar, Ameen Kagzi and rebels Ramkesh Meena, Kanti Lal Meena and Babulal Nagar were among those who went to meet Gehlot in the Civil Lines area of the Rajasthan capital.

Armed with BSP and SP support, Congress stakes claim in MP; Chouhan quits
Accepting BJP’s defeat, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan submitted his resignation to the Governor.

iPhone ban in China may push Apple, Qualcomm toward settlement
Apple and Qualcomm are fighting over intellectual property covering wireless networks and devices.

India vs Australia: India's predicted XI for Perth Test; change expected
India vs Australia, Perth Test: The captain praised the efforts of the bowlers and also asked his batsmen to step up and give a better account of themselves in the upcoming Test matches.

'Happy with 3-0 score': Sonia Gandhi on Congress' big wins in elections
The Congress was a clear winner in Chhattisgarh state, and fell one seat short of a majority in both Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh. Two of them, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh, had been ruled by the BJP for 15 years.

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Satya Nadella and Sunder Pichai attend White House Tech Summit
The US government plans to tighten restrictions on exports of new technologies due to national security concerns.

Rattan Lal honoured with Glinka World Soil Prize 2018
The Glinka World Soil Prize, named after the pioneering Russian scientist Konstantin D. Glinka, is considered the highest honour in the soil science profession.

Tulsi Gabbard to hear from Indian-Americans on possibility of a Hindu running for US presidency in 2020
Those familiar with the 37-year-old Democratic lawmaker from Hawaii said that a formal announcement could be weeks away or even before the end of the year.

As India becomes wealthier, more Indians leave its shores
Nearly 17 mn Indians were living abroad in 2017, making India largest source country for international migrants.

Eight Indian-American women honoured in US
Immigration lawyer Sheela Murthy, vice chairwoman of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA) Jagruti Panwala and NASA astrophysicist Madhulika Guhathakurta were among the awardees.

Indian-American woman Sruthi Palaniappan elected president of Harvard student body
Palaniappan was the youngest delegate at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July 2016.

Passports of 25 NRIs who deserted wives to be revoked
It is learned that 33 lookout circulars were issued by agencies like police since January. Eight of these were issued by the integrated nodal agency which has representation from the WCD, foreign and home ministries.

Australia warns Indians on marriage scams
The Australian high commission on Monday warned Indian nationals wanting to live permanently in Australia to be wary of “organised contrived’’ marriage scams targeting South Asians.

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Disruption in metro services on Purple line
Metro train services were disrupted on Wednesday between 5.30 a.m. and 8.45 a.m. to facilitate maintenance work at Trinity Station. Hundreds of passe
Positive vote for Congress, not negative vote for BJP, says T.S. Singh Deo
Chhattisgarh’s Chief Ministerial candidate talks about delivering party promises, the likely impact of the Assembly poll results at the Lok Sabha, and more
Assam NRC: SC extends deadline for filing claims and objections to December 31
The bench also extended the subsequent date for starting the process of verification of the claims and objections from February 1 to February 15
SC seeks Centre, Karnataka response on Mekedatu project
The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and the Karnataka government to respond on a petition filed by Tamil Nadu against the unilateral appr
UK Home Office gets receipt of Vijay Mallya’s extradition order
The decision now lies with Home Secretary Sajid Javid to formally order the extradition
Elections aftermath: Shivraj Singh Chouhan takes full responsibility for BJP's defeat
The fate of Madhya Pradesh hung in the balance as counting continued till the early hours of Wednesday.
Indian Navy inducts its first Deep Submergence Rescue Vehicle
DSRV is used to rescue crew members stranded in submarines that get disabled
SC asks former judge to reply to Gujarat govt accusation over ‘fake’ encounters report
Gujarat government has alleged that he had “unilaterally” prepared the final report on 21 police encounters that occurred between 2003 and 2006 when Narendra Modi was the Chief Minister.
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Beyoncé, Bhangra and a Bill in the Millions: The Wedding That Has India Obsessed
Isha Ambani, the daughter of one of Asia’s richest men, is marrying a childhood friend in Mumbai on Wednesday. The weeklong celebrations are on a scale rivaling royalty.

Hunter Who Killed Man-Eating Tiger in India Broke Laws, Officials Say
The tiger was blamed for killing 13 people. The man who shot her says he fired in self-defense after a tranquilizer dart failed to stop her.

Teaching Children Regardless of Grade
Educators in a remote valley in India devised a community approach to instructing students when teachers were sparse. It’s catching on.

Twitter’s Caste Problem
Dalits and other Indian gender, religious, tribal and ethnic minorities are regularly harassed on Twitter by right-wing troll armies.

American’s Death Revives Evangelical Debate Over Extreme Missionary Work
Some evangelicals say John Allen Chau’s push to contact an isolated island tribe in the Indian Ocean was reckless.

John Chau Wanted to Change Life on North Sentinel Island. Was He Wrong?
The death of a young American missionary on a tropical island at the hands of an indigenous group has left us to wonder: Are they better off with us or without us?

John Chau Aced Missionary Boot Camp. Reality Proved a Harsher Test.
Before being killed on a remote island in the Andaman Sea, Mr. Chau attended a missionary training camp in Kansas.

‘I’ve Thought a Lot About Whether I Did Good or Evil’: Missionaries on the Death of John Allen Chau
The death of an American missionary this month has led to an internal reckoning among many of his fellow missionaries.

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Defeat "Perhaps Because of Me", Not Centre, Says Shivraj Singh Chouhan
Shivraj Singh Chouhan, the three-time BJP Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, accepted responsibility for the party's defeat in the state, absolving the party's government at the Centre. The BJP had...
All That Went Into The Coffee Crawl We Attended AtKhan Market Recently
As the nippy air wraps us in its chilly embrace, we are on a perpetual look-out for a reason or two to reach out to our favourite cup of coffee. Heres what went down on our Saturday afternoon outing...
IndiGo's New Year Sale: International Flight Tickets Start From 3,299 Rupees
IndiGo's offer on international flight tickets come amid high competition in the country's civil aviation sector.
UP Woman Poisons 3 Children, Kills Self After Fight At Home: Police
An altercation in a family led to the death of a woman and her three children in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh today, police said.
UP Man Dies After Genitals Hacked Off, Beaten Up By Unidentified Men
A 30-year-old truck driver was killed Wednesday after unidentified persons chopped off his genitals and beat him in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district, police said.
Opinion: Yashwant Sinha's Analysis Of BJP's Defeat: Arrogance To Blame
Hubris never pays in Indian politics. The voter expects you to approach him humbly and seek both his vote as well as his forgiveness for what you have failed to deliver. He hates arrogance which the...
Signalling Snag Hits Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, Causes Long Delays
Commuters faced a hard time travelling on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line this afternoon as the newly-opened section suffered a technical glitch in signalling, affecting train services.
Yuvraj Pledges To Support Cancer Treatment Of 25 Children On His Birthday
Yuvraj Singh has played more than 400 international matches for India.
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Shaktikanta Das appointed as RBI Governor is wrong, he worked closely in corrupt activities with Chidambaram: Swamy

Shaktikanta Das appointed as RBI Governor is wrong, he worked closely in corrupt activities with Chidambaram: SwamySpeaking on the appointment of Shaktikanta Das as Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said, "Shaktikanta Das being appointed as RBI Governor is wrong, he has worked closely in corrupt activities with P Chidambaram and even tried to save him in court cases. I don't know why this was done, I have written a letter to PM against this decision."



I respect both Indian and Italian justice systems: Former Italian PM on Agusta Westland case

I respect both Indian and Italian justice systems: Former Italian PM on Agusta Westland caseFormer Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta on the VVIP chopper Agusta Westland case said, "In my political life, I always respected the independence of justice. I did it when I was the Prime Minister. After three rounds, the Italian justice had exonerated. This judgment of complete exoneration was their decision and now we hope that this decision can be respected worldwide and we hope that this decision can help in cooperation between India and Italy." Enrico was commenting on Rs 3600 Crore chopper deal finalised during former prime minister Manmohan Singh's tenure, which is mired in controversy. Two former Leanardo executives were acquitted by Italian court in the case. The alleged scam came into light once again after alleged middlemen Christian Michel was extradited to India from Dubai in November. Michel is currently under CBI's custody.



Shaktikanta Das has right credentials to become RBI Governor: Arun Jaitley

Shaktikanta Das has right credentials to become RBI Governor: Arun JaitleyThe Government has appointed Shaktikanta Das as the Governor of Reserve Bank of India after resignation of Urjit Patel. Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "Shaktikanta Das has been a very senior and experienced civil servant. He spent almost his entire career in the mgmt of finances and economic mgmt of the country". "I think he has the right credentials, he has been extremely professional and he has worked under various governments", he added.



People think that PM Modi is corrupt: Rahul Gandhi

People think that PM Modi is corrupt: Rahul GandhiAfter the victory of Congress in state assembly elections, Congress party president Rahul Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said, "When Prime Minister (PM) Modi came in power, he was elected on three platforms- employment, corruption and farmers. It was in people's mind that PM will fight against corruption. Now people think that PM Narendra Modi himself is corrupt". "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has an ideology; we'll fight against it and defeat them. We have defeated them today and we will do this again in 2019. But we don't want to erase anyone from the face of India", he added.



Shaktikanta Das becomes new RBI governor

Shaktikanta Das becomes new RBI governorFormer Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das has been appointed as new Governor of Reserve Bank of India (RBI). Das took up the position after Urjit Patel quit the position abruptly a day before. Das, a member of 15th Finance Commission, will have tenure of three years. The decision has been taken by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC). Urjit Patel quit the post nine months before his three year term was to come to an end in September 2019. Patel cited "personal reasons' for quitting the post.



Modi ji's graph is constantly going down: Ashok Gehlot

Modi ji's graph is constantly going down: Ashok GehlotAll India Congress Committee General Secretary Ashok Gehlot said that the results showed the defeat of Bharatiya Janata Pary (BJP) in all the three states, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan as a sign, indicating the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He said, "We're forming government in three states, what can be better than that. The way Rahul Gandhi ji tackled Modi ji and Amit Shah ji in Gujarat, after that graph of Congress is going up and the graph of Modi ji is constantly going down. It's a sign." Congress is leading in all these states while BJP is facing a heavy defeat. In Rajasthan, Congress party has won 46 seats in the state and is leading on 51 seats so far.



Country needs a non-Congress and non-BJP govt: Asaduddin Owaisi

Country needs a non-Congress and non-BJP govt: Asaduddin OwaisiAfter Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) president and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao maintained a strong lead in his home constituency. He is all set to take power for the second time as TRS has put up a strong performance once again. All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, "I say this with all responsibility that K Chandrasekhar Rao has all capabilities and capacities to ensure that a non-Congress government comes into existence when the next Parliament election takes place and this country requires a non-Congress and a non-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government."



We humbly accept people's mandate: PL Punia

We humbly accept people's mandate: PL PuniaAll India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary In-charge of Chhattisgarh, PL Punia on Tuesday reacted on the mandate given to the party by people in the assembly elections. He said that the Congress party humbly accepts the mandate of the people. Punia further asserted that people trusted the words of Congress president Rahul Gandhi and they believed in the promises that the party had made in the manifesto.




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