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Mild tremors shake Delhi-NCR

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: Mild tremors were felt in the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjoining areas on Saturday evening. The tremors were felt for at least 30 seconds.


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RTI activist files complaint against Kapil Sharma for destroying mangroves

Mumbai, Sept. 10: An RTI activist on Saturday filed a case against comedian Kapil Sharma alleging that mangroves were destroyed during his office construction.


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Cauvery issue: Pro-Kannada activist Vatal Nagaraj to participate in 'Rail-roko'

Mandya (Karnataka) [India], Sept. 10: One of the spearheads of Kannada activism, Vatal Nagaraj on Saturday said that he will participate in 'Rail-roko' protest-which would be carried against the Supreme Court's directive of releasing the Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu-on September 15 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Karnataka.


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Lack of stretcher claims lives of pregnant woman, baby in Mirzapur

Mirzapur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept. 10: Deteriorating health facilities at hospitals in Uttar Pradesh have been magnified after a man in Mirzapur was forced to carry his pregnant daughter-in-law to the emergency ward of the district hospital as no stretcher was available.


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Bengaluru: BRICS Wellness Workshop begins

Bengaluru, Sept.10: A two-day BRICS Wellness Workshop began here in Bengaluru on Saturday. Union Minister for Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs Ananth Kumar inaugurated the workshop.


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Despite unrest, people in Kashmir celebrate Urs of Sufi Saint Mir Hamadani

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 10: Despite unrest in valley for the past three two months, people observed the annual urs (death anniversary) of a Sufi saint Hazrat Mir syed Ali Hamadani also known as Shah Hamdan at Khanqah Moulla in old Srinagar city to spread the message of love, peace and humanity.


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ABVP wins three of four DUSU elections; Amit Tanwar new prez

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: In a hard-fought election, Delhi University's Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) - the student wing of the Bharatiya Janata Party ((BJP) -- continued their dominance by winning three out of the four top posts after the results came out today, Amit Tanwar became the new DUSU President followed by Priyanka Chabri who is the new Vice President.


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I used to study less and eat golgappas more in class 12th: Mehbooba Mufti

Jammu [India], Sept. 10: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti used to have more golgappas during her class 12th days instead of studying.


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Youth killed in Shopian clashes, increasing death toll to 76

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Sept. 10: A youth has died in fresh clashes between protesters and security forces in south Kashmir's Shopian district, increasing the death toll from the ongoing unrest in the region to 76.


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Anupriya Patel locks up contractor, CPWD official at home over delay in work

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: In a bizarre incident, a Central Public Works Department (CPWD) Junior Engineer and a contractor claimed that they were locked up inside the house of Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Anupriya Patel over a delay in work.


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RTI filed against Kapil Sharma for destroying mangroves

Mumbai, Sept. 10: An RTI has been filed against comedian Kapil Sharma alleging that mangroves were destroyed during his office construction.


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Telangana jails turning into education hubs for inmates

Hyderabad [India], Sept. 10: In India, jails are normally used to punish criminals for the crimes that they have committed, but in Telangana, prisoners are being provided with an opportunity to reform themselves through various schemes, one of which is the "Vidyadanam Scheme", that aims to make them literate.


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No triple talaq without husband, wife's consent: Shia Board

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Sept. 10: The All India Shia Personal Law Board (AISPLB) has suggested the adoption of a 'modern nikahnama' (marriage contract), seeking changes in the terms and conditions of marriage under the Islamic law.


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Andhra BJP delegation thanks PM Modi for special package

New Delhi,[India] Sept. 10: A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation from Andhra Pradesh called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday and thanked him for the announcement of a special package for the state.


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Meet the Kashmiri chef offering inspiration amid Valley's unemployment woes

Srinagar [India], Sept.10: Gone are the days when a career in the food industry used to be looked upon with apprehension, as this chef from the Kashmir Valley is inspiring youngsters to take up the profession of cookery at a time when the region is suffering from massive unemployment.


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Delhi gets first ever all-women PCR cruisers

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: In a first of its kind initiative, the Delhi Police have launched a five all-women Police Control Room (PCR) cruisers to patrol through the city, in an attempt to keep a tab and contain crimes against women.


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Annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins today

New Delhi, Sept. 10: The annual five-day Haj pilgrimage begins on Saturday. In the pilgrimage, millions of Muslims from across the world trek from holy city of Mecca to assemble in Mina in Saudi Arabia.


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Assam cyclists go on Kashmir yatra to convey message of peace, love

Siliguri [West Bengal], Sept. 10: Twenty cyclists from Assam's Kokrajhar district started 'Santy Satvabna Cycle Yatra' aimed at restoring peace in the violence-hit Kashmir Valley and to convey the message the of how the 2012 violence hit district in northeast India has restored peace and love.


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Meet Bhopal's 'nine-year old librarian' who educates kids in her slum

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), Sept. 10: "Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world", a perfect example of this powerful quote by Nelson Mandela has been manifested by Muskaan Ahirwar, a class three student from a slum area of Bhopal is the best example of this.


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Three peddlers arrested with marijuana worth Rs 56.5 lakh in Tripura

Bishalgarh (Tripura) [India], Sept. 10: On specific inputs, a special operation was carried out by the Bishalgarh Police, which recovered huge quantity of marijuana hidden in a truck near Gokulnaga rail bridge area of bordering Sepahijala district of Tripura.


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Pace of action after Kapil's complaint already sign of 'ache din': BJP

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Sep. 10: The Bharatiya Janata Party said on Saturday that the speed of response to comedian Kapil Sharma's tweet is already proof that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's promised 'Ache Din' have already arrived in the country.


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Former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin released from jail after 11 years

Bhagalpur (Bihar), Sept. 10: Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Mohammad Shahabuddin on Saturday walked out of jail after 11 years, as the Patna high court granted him bail in the Rajiv Roshan murder case.


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Karnataka CM's letter to PM: Any effort to block SC's verdict wrong,

New Delhi [India], Sept. 10: With Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah writing to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to call a meeting of the chief ministers to the Cauvery water dispute, in spite of the Supreme Court directing Karnataka to release 15,000 cusec of water to Tamil Nadu, the Congress on Saturday said if anybody tries to block the SC's verdict either directly or indirectly or in the form of spirit, then it will be wrong


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Cauvery issue: Jai Karnataka stages 'Shava Yathra Protest' in Gulbarga

Gulbarga (Karnataka) [India], Sept. 10: Jai Karnataka organisation yesterday staged a protest in state's Gulbarga district against the Supreme Court's order to Karnataka to release water from the Cauvery river to neighboring Tamil Nadu.


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Rajnath commissions Offshore Patrol Vessel ICGS 'Sarathi'

Goa [India]: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday commissioned Indian Coast Guard Ship 'Sarathi', third ship in the series of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV), in presence of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar here.


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BMC bribe row: I did not blame any political party, says Kapil Sharma

New Delhi [India], Sept. 9: Comedian Kapil Sharma, who is facing the ire of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena and Raj Thackeray's Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) over his bribe allegations against Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials, on Friday insisted that he just "voiced his concern on the corruption he faced" and did not "blame any political party."


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Shutdown over Kalasa-Banduri project peaceful: K'taka Police

Hubli, Karnataka [India], Sept. 9: Police Commissioner Pandurang Rane on Friday said the shutdown called by various political organisations and farmers across the Mumbai- Karnataka region has been peaceful so far with no untoward incident reported.


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Cauvery water dispute: Siddaramaiah requests PM to call state CMs meeting

Bengaluru [India], Sept. 9: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to call a meeting of the state Chief Ministers to resolve the ongoing protest in the state over the Cauvery water dispute.


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Centre approves subsidised helicopter services in J-K, Himachal

New Delhi [India], Sept. 9: Subsidized helicopter services have been approved by the government in ten sectors of the states of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. The emergency and the common passenger services will be provided at subsidized rates along a priority basis, according to the Home Ministry.


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Chhattisgarh CM launches AIR RNU's Facebook Page

Chhattisgarh [India], Sept. 9: The AIR Regional News Unit (RNU)'s Facebook page "Chhattisgarh Newsonair" was officially released by Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh. The function was held at the Newsroom of Raipur Radio station.


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