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Lucknow Oct 25: Seventeen Congress leaders in Uttar Pradesh close to their former state chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who last week joined BJP, today resigned from the primary membership of the party in her support. Among those who resigned were leaders
Chennai, Oct 25: DMK Treasurer and then candidate for Kolathur assembly constituency M K Stalin today appeared in Madras High Court in connection with a poll petition filed by AIADMK's Saidai Duraiswamy, who was his rival candidate in the 2011 polls,
Jammu, Oct 25: At least 2-3 Pakistani armymen are believed to have been killed today in the retaliatory firing by Indian troops in the Noushera sector of Rajouri district while seven women, including six members of a family, were injured in
New Delhi, Oct 25: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) here on Tuesday for a routine medical checkup, a senior doctor said.He said Swaraj will be discharged on Wednesday after the required
Srinagar, Oct 25: Amid the bird flu scare, authorities in Jammu and Kashmir have been directed to depute a team of doctors to Lakhanpur entry check post near Punjab border to monitor the transportation of poultry birds into the state. Minister
New Delhi, Oct 25: Tata Sons on Tuesday moved a caveat in the Bombay High Court to pre-empt any move by Cyrus Mistry to challenge his sacking as its Chairman.The caveat has been filed to ensure that the High Court does
Chandigarh, Oct 25: The Election Commission today said the Union Law ministry has accepted its recommendation regarding the e-ballot facility for service voters, including armed personnel posted at border areas. "We had recommended electronic postal ballot facility for service voters and
The Centre will soon empower all the states and Union territories to bring in provisions for holding annual examinations in their schools for Class V and Class VIII students, by tweaking the no-detention policy stipulated under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.The Human Resource Development Ministry on Tuesday agreed to amend the RTE Act to enable the states and Union territories to take a decision on introducing the pass-fail system for students of the two classes.A resolution in this regard was passed at a meeting of the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE), which was attended by educa
A U.S. federal judge on Tuesday approved Volkswagen AG's record-setting $14.7 billion settlement with regulators and owners of 475,000 polluting diesel vehicles, and the German automaker said it would begin buying back the vehicles in mid-November.The action by U.S. District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco marked the latest development in a scandal that has rocked VW since it admitted in September 2015 using secret software in its diesel cars to cheat exhaust emissions tests and make them appear cleaner than they really were.Under the settlement first announced in June, Volkswagen agreed
At least 61 people, mostly young cadets, were massacred and more than 100 injured when heavily-armed Islamic State (IS) militants attacked a police training centre here.The hours-long attack on the facility — home to nearly 700 recruits — lasted until the early hours of Tuesday.At least three gunmen stormed Quetta’s sprawling Police Training College on Monday night and targeted the sleeping quarters. They first killed a police guard at the watchtower and then stormed the dormitory where cadets rested. The attack sent the terrified men aged between 15 and 25 fleeing for safety. Many of th
India continues to rank low at 130th position in terms of ease of doing business, with the country seeing little or no improvement in dealing with construction permits, getting credit and other parameters.In the World Bank's latest 'Doing Business' report, India's place remained unchanged from last year's original ranking of 130 among the 190 economies that were assessed on various parameters. However, the last year's ranking has been now revised to 131 from which the country has improved its place by one spot.The government has been making efforts to further improve the ease of doing business
The government on Tuesday declared yet again it would not reconsider its plan to build a steel flyover here.Bengaluru Development Minister K G George made a presentation to city MLAs and MPs about the project, and the meeting turned out to be stormy.Briefing reporters, he said the project could not be shelved at this juncture.When reporters reminded him that prominent citizens such as Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Narayana Murthy and Azim Premji were opposing the flyover, George said, “The government has a lot of respect for them... They can tell us how to better the project. But nobody can hijack th
Salary of President and Vice-President may go up to three times as the Union Home Ministry has prepared a proposal for raising the emoluments of the country's two top functionaries.The move comes following the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission's recommendations which has created an anomalous situation in which the salary of the President is Rs 1 lakh less than that of the country's top-most bureaucrat, the Cabinet secretary.The proposal is expected to be placed before the Union Cabinet for its approval soon, official sources said.At present, the President gets Rs 1.50 lakh per month, th
Tata Sons acted quickly on Tuesday to protect itself from possible legal action by Cyrus Mistry, the chairman it sacked a day earlier.It filed multiple caveats on Tuesday, fearing a courtroom manoeuvre against its decision to bring Ratan Tata back from retirement to take Mistry’s place. In effect, Tata Sons, holding company of the salt-to-software conglomerate, is guarding itself against any ex-parte order. As interim chairman of Tata Sons, Ratan Tata will hold the fort for four months while a panel looks for a new chairman.Mistry, 48, was earlier the MD?of the Shapoorji Pallonji group. Co
A cracker blast in Old Delhi’s Naya Bazaar killed one man and injured four others on Tuesday morning.The huge impact of the blast triggered panic with people initially confusing it with a bomb explosion. Police, however, ruled out any terror angle. A load of crackers being carried by a man in the busy market near Chandni Chowk had burst. Several specialised teams of Delhi Police carried out search and forensic operations after the blast to ascertain if there was any terror angle to it.Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who was in Bahrain, also spoke to Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma as the f
New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Governor and Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board NN Vohra inaugurated the Shrine Board's Bulk Short Message Service (SMS). This is for the first time that such service has been...
Srinagar: Separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have been invited by the Pakistan High Commission for the annual Iftar party in New Delhi on Saturday. Most of...
Ghaziabad: Three sants who visited Kairana as part of a fact-finding team complained of receiving threatening calls on their way back home in Ghaziabad, police said on Saturday. The three sants, Pramod Krishnam, Swami Chakrapani and...
National News Five CRPF troopers martyred, two millitants killed in Kashmir highway attack Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and two guerrillas were killed on Saturday in a gunfight after guerrillas ambushed a CRPF convoy on...
New Delhi: New Delhi: In an advanced approval to induct new artillery guns, the defence ministry on Saturday paved way for purchase of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers, worth about $750 million (28,000 crores), from the...
Surat: In yet another a shocking incident that highlights poor condition of government’s mid-day meal scheme, urea balls were found in the bag of rice which was supposed to be served to the kids in...
Nashik: For the first time, Su-30 fighter jets of Indian Airforce was today flown with supersonic BrahMos missile. The demonstration flight, carried out at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) here, involved carriage of Brahmos missile on...
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) India's rank remained unchanged vis-a-vis last year's original ranking of 130 among the 190 economies assessed on various parameters in the World Bank's Doing Business 2017 report released on Tuesday. With last year's ranking, however, being revised to 131, India has, effectively, improved its place by one spot for 2017. India, thus, continues to rank 130th, recording little or no improvement in dealing with construction permits, getting credit, among other parameters.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Shekhar Kapur, who has directed highly appreciated movies like "Masoom", "Mr. India" and "Bandit Queen", feels "quality" films are those which are driven by directors and not actors. "I am not saying their business has gone down, but quality-wise those films have not done well," Kapur said here on Tuesday at the fifth edition of "CII Big Picture Summit 2016". At the summit, Kapur took part in a session, titled "Indian Cinema - Making the Journey from Volumes to Valuation".
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) A 35-year-old woman from Uzbekistan was stabbed and injured by a group of Afgan nationals in Lajpat Nagar area here over illicit relations, police said on Tuesday. The woman is admitted in the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS). "After Zarina told one of her friends about her husband's illicit affair with the girl, the latter with the help of her two friends attacked Zarina with a knife," Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Romil Baniya told IANS.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The comprehensive pilot area being developed in China will provide a platform to promote e-commerce activities between India and China, a senior Chinese official said on Tuesday. The pilot area programme is aimed at promoting development of cross-border e-commerce and support new modes of foreign trade development. China has approved 12 such pilot areas.
New Delhi/Geneva, Oct 25 (IANS) Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has called upon the international community to come together and join hands against countries harbouring terror with a coherent policy and an effective strategy against terrorism. According to a release issued in New Delhi on Tuesday, Mahajan said: "All nations should endeavour to promote and protect human rights and prevent their violations." She also stressed that human rights should not become an excuse for outside interference in internal affairs of the sovereign states. Earlier, the IPD exercising its right of reply in response to the statement made by Pakistan, criticised the misuse of the august body of the IPU by Pakistan to make tendentious references about internal matters pertaining to the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Veteran filmmaker Ramesh Sippy, who directed the 1975 Bollywood classic "Sholay", says that he did not have enough money to finance the film at that time and had to depend on his father late G.P. Sippy for it. "While making 'Sholay', I was very lucky to have my father back me," Sippy said here on Tuesday at the fifth edition of "CII Big Picture Summit 2016". "I remember, when Dilip Kumar took Rs 1 lakh for doing a film, at that time everybody said that the industry would close down.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Amplus Energy Solutions has inked a deal to install a two-megawatt rooftop solar plant for India Exposition Mart Ltd. (IEML) that hosts international business exhibitions and promotional events in Greater Noida in the National Capital Region (NCR). Gurgaon-based Amplus said in a release here on Tuesday that it will install, operate and maintain for a period of 25 years the project, which will be funded through the $150 million it has raised from a global infrastructure investment fund, I Squared Capital. "Amplus plans to invest around Rs 12 crore for installing the solar power plant at India Expo Mart," it said.
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) The day after Tata Sons removed Cyrus P. Mistry as the group's chairman, the issue appeared headed to the courts for what may likely be a messy legal battle. Mistry was said to be in consultation with senior lawyers, even as the Tata Group moved caveats in the Supreme Court, the Bombay High Court and the National Company Law Tribunal. Abhishek Manu Singhvi, who will represent the Tatas in the courts on Wednesday, said the caveats were just "an early warning system" so that the matter is not heard ex-parte.
Ailing Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalitha has given up her powers to her deputy, but her photograph still chairs all important meetings in the state.
Officials from an Indian court confiscate a passenger train after the railway department fails to pay compensation to a farmer after acquiring his land to build the line.
The country's media is filled with speculation about what was behind the "ousting" of Tata chairman Cyrus Mistry and where the company is heading.
The trust that runs Mumbai's famous Haji Ali mosque tells the Supreme Court that it will allow women into the shrine in a month's time.
A number of Indian banks are taking safety measures amid fears that the security of millions of debit cards may have been compromised.
Former Bond star Pierce Brosnan demands his image is dropped from an advert after accusing an Indian mouth freshener company of duping him into endorsement.
Improving India's ranking in the ease of doing business survey has been identified as a key priority by the Modi government.
The statement at a media interaction here see- med to be aimed at questioning the utility of Amar and keeping the focus on the Rajya Sabha MP in the midst of a family feud in SP.
While Mulayam told reporters that that the Yadav clan and the party were united, cracks showed through with Chief Minister did not join him and uncle Shivpal at the presser.
In his battle-to-the-finish brinkmanship with the Samajwadi Party old guard, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav appears to be looking for a “nuclear deal moment” that would let him stamp his decisive supremacy over detractors like it did for former PM Manmohan Singh during UPA-I.
Paul Beatty became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize -- the world's most prestigious English-language literary award -- for his novel "The Sellout" on Tuesday.
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan on Tuesday claimed that India was trying to "implode" Pakistan and sabotage moves against corruption. The 64-year-old Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman also accused Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif of being a "security risk" to the country.
An elderly man who became an overnight star when an image of a policeman kicking his typewriter went viral has said he is fed up with all the attention and just wants to go back to typing letters
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced the list of 242 candidates for the Grand Alliance on the last day for filing nominations for the first phase of assembly elections
A 27yearold woman jumped out of a moving train with her 10monthold baby and husband after she was allegedly molested by a group of inebriated copassengers in West Bengals Alipurduar police said on Wednesday
In a postmidnight development the Gujarat High Court directed the state government to find Hardik Patel leader of the reservation agitation after an aide moved a habeas corpus petition alleging that Hardik had been illegally detai
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday described his former law minister Somnath Bharti as an embarrassment to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party AAP and said he should surrender in a case of attempt to murder and domestic viol
Twentyyears onemonth and two days that is the time convict number 31 spent behind bars in Tihars jail number 2 Convicted for the murder of his wife in the infamous Delhi tandoor case Sushil Sharma is out on parole after 20 years H
Asserting that the government is determined to implement GST from the next fiscal, Economic Affairs Secretary Shaktikanta Das on Tuesday expressed confidence that the revenue neutral rate structure...
As part of its investigation into the fire at SUM Hospital on October 17, in which 25 people have died so far, the revenue divisional commissioner (RDC), has invited sworn affidavits from the public.
Two persons have been detained from Ahmedabad in connection with the multi-crore fake call centre scam wherein US-based taxpayers were allegedly conned by Indian tele-callers, police said on Tuesday.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was on Tuesday admitted to the AIIMS for a "routine" medical check-up, hospital authorities said.
Whether a blind date, a chance meeting or even a lucky Tinder swipe, every couple has an origin story.
The action by US District Judge Charles Breyer in San Francisco marked the latest development in a scandal that has rocked VW since it admitted in September 2015 using secret software in its diesel...
Britain's June 23 vote to leave the European Union, which prompted Tata to say it would also consider a joint venture, has only increased the uncertainty.
What could be the reason for this swift change in less than four years of Mistry taking charge? People in the know said it was building up. The latest trigger was Tata Power's acquisition of Welspun Renewables' solar and power assets
Ford Foundation, whose financing came under scrutiny in India last year, appears to have received help from John Podesta, chairman of the Clinton Campaign, to resolve the issue for which he is believed to have spoken to Prime Minister Narendra Modi too, according to latest emails released by WikiLeaks.
Bharatiya Janata Party leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday created ripples as he led a five-member delegation of civil society members to meet separatist leaders Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq in a bid to break the three-month impasse in Kashmir triggered by the killing of Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani.
'He was not even 15 when he showed skills at captaincy.''Now that he is the captain, I keep telling him not to expect from others what easily comes to him.'
TripAdvisor published a list of the world's Top 10 fine dining restaurants as part of their 2016 Travellers' Choice Awards series.
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Gold prices edged up on Tuesday, underpinned by healthy demand, but an increasing probability of a US interest rate hike and a firm US dollar kept the prices range-bound. Spot gold was up 0.2 per cent...
Taking positive cues from the global market, silver prices were trading higher by Rs 122 to Rs 42,180 per kg at the futures trade today largely as traders created speculative positions.At the Multi C...
Gold prices rose Rs 29 to Rs 29,792 per 10 gram at the futures trading today as participants widened bets, triggered by a firm trend overseas.At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for delivery in Dec...
Last week, the gold futures contract traded on the Multi Commodity Exchange (MCX) rose ?290 or almost 1 per cent to ?29,946 per 10 gm. This upmove appears to be a corrective rally of the contract’s ...
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British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed people from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities to celebrate Diwali at Downing Street in London. A British High Commission release in Delhi said Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a reception to celebrate Diwali and welcomed more than 150 key figures from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities. His Excellency Dinesh Patnaik, Acting Indian High Commissioner and Jitendra Patel, Trustee of Neasden Temple were joined by the Prime Minister in the traditional lamp lighting ceremony.
On October 20, Rita Bahuguna Joshi quit Congress and joined BJP. She termed Congress was a 'betrayer' and 'pursuing selfish politics'.
Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan today claimed India was trying to "implode" Pakistan and sabotage moves against corruption.
India has sufficient material and the technical capacity to produce between 356 and 492 nuclear bombs, a research by a Pakistani think-tank has claimed.
At least 2-3 Pakistani armymen are believed to have been killed on Tuesday in the retaliatory firing by Indian troops in the Noushera sector of Rajouri district while seven women, including six members of a family, were injured i
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday ordered inspection of all liquor shops in the national capital within a week and said the Delhi government will formulate strict action plan against people found drinking in the ope
"It`s the priority of our government to ensure that tribals get their right. No one has right to snatch away their lands," Modi said.
The armed forces are upset with a letter issued by the Defence Ministry regarding their rank parity vis-a-vis their civilian counterparts prompting Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to personally look into the issue and promising
A battle between officers and the rebels took place at what the police said appeared to be a training camp in a remote area of eastern India. An activist called it staged.
Experts are worrying about what India will do when Pakistan-based militants carry out another attack in India, as is almost certain, and how Pakistan will respond.
A fire on Monday at a hospital in eastern India filled the wards with smoke and killed at least 20 patients, who are believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
The victims at Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar, in the state of Odisha, appear to have died of smoke inhalation.
Trringo lets people in agrarian states, most of whom cannot afford their own vehicles, rent them out by the hour.
India is becoming more like Pakistan, and Pakistan is becoming more like itself: belligerent, sulky, paranoid.
A group led by the Russian oil giant Rosneft will acquire India’s Essar Oil. India will buy surface-to-air missile systems and stealth frigates from Russia.
The repercussions of the ‘deal’ between the Raj Thackeray-led Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) and the producers of the film Ae Dil Hai Mushkil involving a donation of Rs. five crore to the Army’s co...
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said he was looking into concerns from the Services that their parity with respect to civilian officials had been lowered by a recent government order.“It...
Two Pakistani sisters, along with their two children, have gone missing after they walked out of their homes in the Paldi area of the city on Sunday.
The salaries of the President and the Vice-President may go up three times as the Union Home Ministry has prepared a proposal for raising the emoluments of the country’s two top functionaries.The mov...
The memorial for former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, Shakti Sthal, was closed on Tuesday following the death of two more ducks because of suspected avian influenza. The death toll of birds in the Ca...
A lorry fell from the rail-cum-road bridge on to the railway track below damaging railway high tension wires on Tuesday morning.