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What’s beyond Bengaluru? The reason behind Siddaramaih’s failure in Karnataka
The failure is a rejection of the conventional wisdom that it does not matter how growth is achieved as long as it provides resources for welfare schemes.

India does not believe in 'Me First' approach: Sushma Swaraj
The external affairs minister contrasted the US president's emphasis on "Me First" with what she described as India's approach of "We, Us and Ourselves".

Braving seas' terrors, snags, women sailors complete global voyage
The expedition faced one of its biggest potential setbacks when the INSV Tarini, during the journey home, developed a technical snag with the steering gear just 2,000 miles off Goa

Kumaraswamy to take oath as Chief Minister on Wednesday at 4.30 pm
Kumaraswamy will visit Dharmashala and Sringeri tomorrow to seek the blessings of Lord Manjunath, Sringeri Sharada Devi and the present Shankaracharya Sri Bharati Teertha.

Rahul Gandhi to attend Kumaraswamy swearing-in ceremony
The Congress bagged 78 and the JD-S 37 seats.

Delhi government plans free dialysis in private hospitals
The Delhi government is planning to provide free dialysis in private hospitals for patients whose annual income is below Rs 3 lakh and have been residing in the capital for the past three years, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said here on Monday.

Rijiju seeks to reassure N-E protesters on Citizenship Amendment Bill
The Union minister of state for home affairs said the government would not do anything which undermines the sentiments and identities of indigenous communities of the Northeast.

Government creating national registry of crimes against women
The NCRB functions under the administrative control of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

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CJI turned tables on Congress by granting urgent Karnataka hearing
Chief Justice Dipak Misra has been at the receiving end of Congress’s veiled as well as not-so-veiled attacks since January 12 when four seniormost judges of the Supreme Court, in an extraordinary step, chose to criticise the head of the judiciary.

NEXT may be mandatory for foreign med grads
In an attempt to streamline medical education and maintain uniformity in quality of doctors practicing in the country, the health ministry is planning to merge FMGE with NEXT, which has been proposed to assess quality of MBBS pass-outs.

Two days before book launch, ISI ex-chief waits for visa to India
In an email response, Durrani said, "I applied over a month ago; never heard from the "authorities" (except for the Indian High Commission here that they were pursuing the case)." Durrani has visited India on two previous occasions, but he said the visa was given at the last minute.

Despite Supreme Court order, Mayawati turns official bungalow into memorial for BSP founder Kanshiram
As Mayawati prepares to shift, a board came up at the government bungalow on Monday, declaring it as ‘Sri Kanshi Ram Ji Yadgar Vishram Sthal’.
Arunachal Pradesh gets commercial air link at Pasighat landing ground
An Alliance Air flight from Kolkata touched down at Arunachal Pradesh’s Pasighat advanced landing ground on Monday, making it the first fixed-wing commercial flight to the Northeastern state.
Cost of prosecuting 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed too great, says ex-ISI chief
Former chief of Pakistan’s Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI) does not think his country will hand over Lashkar-e-Toiba chief Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack in which 164
40-year-old Dalit ragpicker beaten to death in Gujarat, five held
According to police, the incident happened between 6 and 9.30 am on Sunday when Mukesh Vaniya, his wife Jayaben and an acquaintance Savita were picking rags around Radadiya Factory at Shapar.
Ahead of RSS chief's three-day tour, opposition attacks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar
Mohan Bhagwat is scheduled to reach Patna on a three-day Bihar tour on Tuesday. He would leave for Nawada, where he would address an educational training session of RSS workers.
Modi-Putin nine-hour informal meet gives trade, investment boost
Prime Minister Narendra Modi returned to India late on Monday after what he described as “extremely productive” discussions with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Only 4.75 million join workforce annually in India, not 12 million as claimed
Entering the labour force means that you are either employed or unemployed but actively looking for work. India’s labour force was just under 466 million people in 2015. T
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav looking to expand footprints in Madhya Pradesh
During his two-day visit to the state recently, Akhilesh indicated that he wasn’t averse to joining hands with the Congress in MP, but made it clear he won’t play second fiddle in the alliance.
DD paid Pant Rs 1.10 lakh per run, RR shelled out Rs 6.37 lakh for Stokes
Ben Stokes emerged as one of the biggest flops this season while Mayank Markande, Jos Buttler and Rishabh Pant starred for their respective franchises.

HD Kumaraswamy meets Sonia and Rahul, discusses govt formation in Karnataka
In order to formulate the plan of action for the newly formed Congress-JD (S) alliance in Karnataka, HD Kumaraswamy met Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in Delhi.

Dalit man lynched in Gujarat: How India is grappling with epidemic of violence
The latest in the series of horrific lynch-attack videos has emerged from prime minister Narendra Modi's Gujarat.  

Ravindra Jadeja's wife assaulted by policeman after car accident: Reports
Reeva Solanki, wife of Ravindra Jadeja, was attacked by a police constable after she allegedly rammed her car into the cop's bike.

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Fuel prices at all-time high high, chorus for govt intervention grows
In an all time high, petrol prices have touched Rs 76.57 in Delhi and Rs 84.40 per litre in Mumbai.

Akshay-Twinkle distance themselves from Rustom uniform auction after outrage
Akshay Kumar and Twinkle Khanna have distanced themselves from Rustom uniform auction.

Decisions of BJP and Karnataka governor which went horribly wrong
BJP president Amit Shah was seen controlling the damage done while installing BS Yedyurappa as Karnataka chief minister.

Decisions of BJP and Karnataka governor which went horribly wrong

Decisions of BJP and Karnataka governor which went horribly wrongBJP president Amit Shah was seen controlling the damage done while installing BS Yedyurappa as Karnataka chief minister.

NRI masturbates sitting beside woman on board flight, arrested

NRI masturbates sitting beside woman on board flight, arrestedA 58-year-old NRI, holding a Russian passport, was arrested at the Delhi Airport after an Indian woman alleged that he had masturbated sitting beside her on board a flight from Istanbul. The man was handed over to the Delhi Police after the flight reached the Terminal-III area of the airport. He has been booked under Section 509 of the IPC and arrested. Here's more.

PM Modi says Prophet Muhammad's teachings can take world forward

PM Modi says Prophet Muhammad's teachings can take world forwardOn his first visit to Srinagar after the Centre announced ceasefire during the holy month of Ramzan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday urged youth of the valley to remember teachings of Prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam. "The lessons of equality and brotherhood from his life can take the country and the world forward in a true sense," he said. Here's more.

Karnataka Not Going to be Saffron, But Colourful: Prakash Raj

Karnataka Not Going to be Saffron, But Colourful: Prakash Raj“Match over before it even began,” Prakash Raj tweeted. 

Sharapova on the Rise, Rome Winner Svitolina Stays Put

Sharapova on the Rise, Rome Winner Svitolina Stays PutMaria Sharapova's run to the Italian Open semi-finals has earned her an 11-place jump to 29th in the latest WTA rankings on Monday

Woman Arrested in Delhi with 106 Cocaine Capsules in Her Stomach

Woman Arrested in Delhi with 106 Cocaine Capsules in Her StomachThe woman was taken to Safdarjung Hospital, where an X-ray confirmed that there were cocaine capsules in her body.

Farmers in Maharashtra Appeal to KCR to Absorb Their Villages Into Telangana

Farmers in Maharashtra Appeal to KCR to Absorb Their Villages Into TelanganaThe unusual request has been made so that they farmers there can also get the benefit of the recently launched Rythu Bandhu Scheme, which translates to ‘friends of farmers’.

Nearly 200 athletes, officials that went missing during Commonwealth Games now seek asylum in Australia

Nearly 200 athletes, officials that went missing during Commonwealth Games now seek asylum in AustraliaNearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month's Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in Australia, an official said Monday.

PM Modi, Vladimir Putin hold `extremely productive` talks on bilateral, global issues
PM Modi on Monday said friendship between India and Russia had stood the test of time and their ties will continue to scale newer heights in the coming years.
TSEB Result 2018: Tripura Board Class 12 Science result on May 22 @, know how to check
The result will also be available on and
Gujarat cop assaults cricketer Ravindra Jadeja`s wife Riva Solanki, case registered
The police constable has been identified as Sanjay Ahir. He has been arrested after Riva lodged a complaint against him at a local police station.
RBSE Rajasthan Board Class 12 Science, Commerce results 2018 on May 23, check
The expected time of the declaration of result is 6.15 pm. The results will also be available on,
PM Narendra Modi meets Vladimir Putin in Sochi, hails Indo-Russian friendship
The annual summit talks between the top leadership of India and Russia have been taking place alternately in Moscow and New Delhi since 2000. 
CBSE Class 10, Class 12 board results 2018 to be released in a few days on, here`s how to check
The CBSE Class 12th Result 2018 and CBSE Class 10th Result 2018 will also be available on, and
Mandate in Karnataka was against Congress, why are they celebrating, asks BJP chief Amit Shah
The three-day-old BJP government in Karnataka had collapsed on Saturday, minutes before the scheduled trust vote, with CM Yeddyurappa resigning with defeat staring him in the face.
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10 more swine flu cases in National Capital in one week
This year, a total of 55 cases have been reported in Delhi and two people have lost their lives to the virus.

Now, drones to watch illegal mining in Gujarat
The government thinks that it is impossible to manually inspect every mine and therefore took the initiative

We are not responsible if old GTB Nagar buildings fall: BMC
Advocate Dhruti Kapadia who appeared for BMC said that the buildings are dangerous and may collapse.

Naxalism losing ground but stays a challenge: Rajnath Singh
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh claimed that there is a fall to the tune of about 55 per cent in Naxal related incidents.

Insurance now available for insolvency professionals
The cover is offered for a period of at least three to five years post the resolution transaction because claims could arise and the IP is responsible under the law

Delhi: Family, friends deny boys being drunk
They blamed the pool authority for the deaths as the pool had allegedly been functioning without the necessary legal clearances.

Four held for flogging Dalit to death in Gujarat
Victim is seen being beaten up with stick by two, even as a third person is seen holding him

Concerns raised at meet to discuss Development Plan 2014-34
The excluded part of the new development plan is one in which the authorities have made substantial modifications to the development plan that was released by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation

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Gold continues slide on muted demand, global cues
Gold prices slipped by Rs 75 to Rs 31,875 per 10 grams at the bullion market today on easing demand from local jewellers amid weak trend overseas. S

Deadly Nipah virus claims victims in India
Nipah is "top of the list" of 10 priority diseases the WHO has identified for the next major outbreak.

Kansas shooting: Adam Purinton pleads guilty to hate crime
Yelling "Get out of my country", Adam Purinton shot dead a tech worker from India.

India police extract 106 cocaine capsules from woman's stomach
Indian police said they extracted the cocaine capsules from her stomach over the course of a week.

Indian Premier League: Mumbai Indians fail to reach play-offs
Defending champions Mumbai Indians fail to reach the play-off stage of the Indian Premier League after defeat by Delhi Daredevils.

Bangalore dancer is 'living the dream'
Rahul Pradeep always longed to be a dancer - now a Scottish ballet school is making his dream come true.

India Karnataka: Modi ally resigns in regional crisis
Karnataka's chief minister resigns after failing to prove he had a majority in the region's assembly.

The Indian sanitary pad workers going to the royal wedding
The Indian charity sells low-cost sanitary pads to poor women in the city of Mumbai.

The Indian city where people spend 250 hours a year in traffic
With jams stretching kilometres, the southern city of Bangalore has become synonymous with traffic.

NRI industrialist Swraj Paul wins lifetime achievement award in UK
The founder of Caparo Group of industries was recognised at a UK & Asia Business Awards ceremony in London yesterday

Over 80 Indian Americans running for public offices for November elections
Over 220 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are running for various offices in more than 30 states.

Hinduja brothers second-wealthiest in UK's annual rich list
London-based Srichand and Gopichand Hinduja are listed with an estimated fortune of around 20.64 billion pounds, compared to Ratcliffe's 21.05 billion pounds.

British Council awards for three Indian alumni of UK universities
Three Indian alumni of UK universities have been awarded by the British Council for their outstanding achievements and contribution to the country.

Centre committed to assist distressed Indian Diaspora
On April 6, a woman hailing from Hyderabad, who was allegedly trafficked to Dubai and Oman, was rescued by the Indian Embassy in Muscat following the intervention of Swaraj.

Indian-origin man sentenced to prison for wire, visa fraud in US
Ramesh Venkata Pothuru, 44, a former owner and operator of Virgo Inc. and Isync Solutions, was sentenced to one year and one day in prison following convictions for wire and visa fraud, according to a statement from US Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Indian-origin entrepreneur to acquire Nigerian bank's subsidiary in UK
The new bank, which, upon change of control, is intended to be renamed British Commonwealth Trade Bank (BCTB) to address gaps for trade in developing economies.

Indian accused of smuggling fake journalists into Australia
An ABF liaison officer had flagged the group to Australian authorities as potential "non-genuine travellers" during a stopover in Thailand.

Train cabin crew for seizure cases: panel
An Aircraft Accident Investigation Board probe into an incident where an IndiGo co-pilot became unresponsive for 10 minutes during a Kolkata-Hyderabad
Girl dies in suicide pact, lover battles for life
Families’ disapproval to their affair said to be the trigger
Man held for ‘Parthi gang’ post on social media
The Prakasam police on Monday arrested a 30-year-old man for making an offensive posting on the social media that the notorious Parthi gang was on the
Rebel floats parallel Hindu Yuva Vahini
Outfit denies any link with splinter group, says attempt to create confusion
Lakshminarayana pitches for ‘zero budget politics’
‘Will take a call on entering politics after State tour’
Mayawati, Akhilesh loath to vacate official bungalows?
BSP turns her residence into Kanshi Ram memorial, SP chief seeks 2-year reprieve
Entire Rayalaseema region will get Krishna water soon, says Naidu
Handri Neeva Sujala Sravanti canal to be extended up to Madakasira
Alarming messages flood social media
Health Minister K.K. Shylaja’s warning against spreading unscientific messages on the social media against the backdrop of Nipah virus infection deat
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Modi Visits Kashmir and Is Met With a Strike
Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India visited the disputed region of Kashmir, where he was met by calls from separatists for a shutdown of the area.

The Ancient Art of Jaipur Block Printing, and What It Means to India
There are some traditions that are universal. Here, we highlight a single craft — and how it’s being adapted, rethought and remade for the 21st century.

India Declares a Rare Cease-Fire in Kashmir for Ramadan
For the first time in 15 years, the Indian government has called a halt to military operations during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, hoping to revive peace talks.

A Spicy, Crunchy Indian Fish Fry the Way Her Grandmother Liked It
A spicy, crunchy Indian fish fry honors a grandmother’s recipe.

The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World.
The number of units worldwide is predicted to soar by midcentury, and the electricity to power them will increase planet-warming emissions.

Influential Politician in India Is Accused of Driving Wife to Suicide
Shashi Tharoor, one of India’s suavest opposition politicians, was charged with cruelty to a woman and abetting suicide.

In India, Facebook’s WhatsApp Plays Central Role in Elections
Unlike Facebook and Instagram, WhatsApp has received little attention for its influence on voters. But in one Indian state, the messaging service became a prime election tool.

Green Slime on the Taj Mahal? Court Blames Slow, Botched Cleanup
India’s Supreme Court on Wednesday reprimanded the Archaeological Survey of India for failing to protect the Taj Mahal from dirty feet and insects.

"God Made You This Way": A Gay Man Says Pope Told Him That
A Chilean man who suffered clerical sexual abuse has said Pope Francis told him in a private conversation that God had made him gay and loved him that way, according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais.
Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus Limited Edition Model Unveiled
The Royal Enfield Classic 500 Pegasus will be available in limited numbers with only 250 of them earmarked for sale in India.
Google Doodle Remembers Raja Ram Mohan Roy, The "Maker Of Modern India"
Today's Google doodle pays tribute to the social reformer, Raja Ram Mohan Roy on the occasion of his 246th birth anniversary.
On "Strongest Sanctions" So Far By US, Iran Asks "Who Are You To Decide?"
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday warned Tehran would be hit with the "strongest sanctions in history" and cautioned European firms against continuing to do business with it, toughening up...
CIA Gets Its First Woman Director, "Very Special Person," Says Trump
Veteran CIA officer Gina Haspel was sworn in as the agency's first female director Monday, hailing the "heroines" who had gone before her and expressing hope she and her team would be "role models."
High-Level Team Of Doctors In Kerala To Probe Nipah Virus Deaths
A high-level team of doctors constituted by the Union Health Ministry has been sent to Kerala to probe the death of three persons due to Nipah virus in Kozhikode district.
Indian Techie Srinivas Kuchibhotla's Killer Pleads Guilty To Hate Crime
A US Navy veteran, who is serving life in prison for killing Indian engineer Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring two others at a suburban Kansas City bar last year, on Monday pleaded guilty to hate...
"Creates Trust", Says PM Modi On Informal Talks With Vladimir Putin
Describing his first informal summit with Russian President Vladmiri Putin as "extremely productive", Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the discussions focused on a range of India-Russia ties...
Onset of summer increases sale of lassi

Onset of summer increases sale of lassiDespite the occasional storms and rains in some states of India, summer has shown no complete sign of departure yet. To beat the heat, locals have started drinking Lassi. A popular store in Varanasi, or as locals fondly call it 'Benaras', has witnessed a growth in their sale. Their customers seem to thoroughly enjoy their sweet taste of Lassi, in earthen cups, that restore the sweet taste of the curd.

India, US leaders discuss strategic partnership, ministerial dialogue

India, US leaders discuss strategic partnership, ministerial dialogueNew York, May 22 (IANS) India's Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh and US Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan discussed the strategic partnership between the two countries at their meeting in Buenos Aires on Monday. State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said: "The two leaders affirmed the strong US-India strategic partnership and India's status as a Major Defence Partner of the US." Meeting on the sidelines of the G20 ministerial meeting in the Argentine capital, they also discussed the agenda for the forthcoming 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, that will bring together India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defence Secretary James Mattis, she said.

Watch: PM Modi departs from Russia after meeting with President Putin

Watch: PM Modi departs from Russia after meeting with President PutinPrime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday night departed from Russia after his meeting with the President of the country, Vladimir Putin. They paid special attention to the economic talks, and reviewed the complete range of India-Russia relations as well as other global subjects during their first ever informal summit in Sochi.

Wrong to instigate communities Shaina NC on Archbishop's letter to churches

Wrong to instigate communities Shaina NC on Archbishop's letter to churchesThe Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Delhi, Anil Couto, has issued a letter calling for the Catholics of India to start a campaign of fasting and prayers for a new government in upcoming general elections in 2019. Speaking on the matter, BJP's spokesperson told ANI, "It is wrong to try and instigate castes and communities. You can tell them to vote for right candidate or party but to suggest to vote for one party and not another and term yourself as secular vs pseudo-secular is unfortunate."

India, Russia agree on building multipolar world order

India, Russia agree on building multipolar world order"The two leaders agreed that the Special and Privileged Strategic Partnership between India and Russia is an important factor for global peace and stabilit," the Indian External Affairs Ministry said in a statement, adding that they agreed both nations "have an important role to play in contributing to an open and equitable world order". "In this regard, they recognised each other's respective roles as major powers with common responsibilities for maintaining global peace and stability." According to the statement, Modi and Putin held indepth discussions on major international issues, agreeing "to intensify consultation and coordination with each other, including on the Indo-Pacific region".

I've worked all my life on instincts: Vikas Khanna

I've worked all my life on instincts: Vikas KhannaMumbai, May 21 (IANS) As culinary wizard Vikas Khanna embarks on a new journey as a feature film director with "The Last Colour", a moving film on the widows of Varanasi, he says he doesn't plan things in life and works purely on instincts. A. I had written a very moving story in 2011 while shooting for my book "Utsav".

WHO to adopt digital health initiative by India: Nadda

WHO to adopt digital health initiative by India: NaddaGeneva, May 21 (IANS) India's digital health initiative would be adopted by the World Health Organization (WHO) as its first resolution on digital health, said Health and Family Welfare Minister J.P. Nadda. "I am happy to note that this assembly will be considering and adopting the first WHO resolution on digital health initiative by India," said Nadda in his address at the World Health Assembly, the decision-making body of WHO, here on Monday.

Urs celebration brings religions together in J and K's Poonch

Urs celebration brings religions together in J and K's PoonchRecently, the 19 th Urs of revered saint Darvesh Gulam Qadar from Bandichechian of Poonch District was commemorated at his shrine attracting people from various religions, cultures and communities. The commemoration was evident in the streets where people from across faiths gathered to offer Namaaz to their beloved saint at the shrine. People came in unison to seek blessings from their beloved saint. The atmosphere was filled with soothing music. Devotees coming from different faiths offered green holy chaadars on the shrine and prayed for the wellbeing of all. Peace and harmony among the masses are the supreme aims that any religion or its followers seek. On the 19th Urs celebration of Darvesh Gulam Qadar, same message was being disseminated among his followers. The shrine of this holy saint exemplifies love, harmony and peace for people all across the world. The essence of Urs festival lies in the fact that even though people might espouse different religions, there is one religion that is above all which is the religion of love, brotherhood and peaceful coexistence. This festival signifies the unity in diversified cultures, faiths and ethnicities of India.

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Revealed: How the Congress won Karnataka
Rahul Gandhi deliberately kept himself in the background, because he knew he is yet to achieve the stature to talk to a politician as senior as Deve Gowda.

Ex-MD of PNB was aware of Nirav fraud: CBI
The 12,000-page charge sheet further claimed that a similar fraud was detected in 2016 following which the RBI took up the issue and issued circulars to all banks.

NaMo, India's first social media PM
'With changing times, elections no longer are won by giving subsidies, doles and gifts before and after.''Entitlements, rightful gains of growth and economic development and the like are becoming important for increasingly conscious and demanding voters, especially younger voters,' points out Bheemaiah Krishnan Ravi.

Vote for your favourite Rajini poster
Rajinikanth's Kaala Karikalan releases on June 7.

IPL preview: Stuttering Sunrisers face confident CSK for berth in final
Chennai Super Kings seem to hold a slight edge going into the match as they have not only got the better of their southern rivals twice in the league stages but also have the winning momentum going into the match on what promises to be a bouncy track.

Photos! What went into making the royal wedding cake
The baker remembers it as 'the dreamiest experience' of her life.

How KCR helped the Congress-JD-S mission
A message from KCR on Thursday evening persuaded the Congress to take its MLAs to Hyderabad.

Another Bachchan to act!
Shweta Bachchan Nanda will share screen space with her dad.

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