Thumbnail

Punjab Election 2017: Narendra Modi goes all out to woo voters, calls Congress

With days to go before voting commences in Punjab, electioneering is going on in the state at a feverish pitch. Friday was a busy day as political bigwigs descended upon the state.


Thumbnail

UP elections 2017: Akhilesh Yadav writes to PM Modi, calls February 1 for Union

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has written directly to Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, stating that if the budget is shared before his state starts voting on February 11, Uttar Pradesh will be deprived of schemes that could help India's most populous state.


Thumbnail

Meghalaya governor V Shanmuganathan resigns after reports of alleged sexual

Meghalaya Governor V Shanmuganathan has resigned, days after a controversy erupted over reports in local media accusing him of sexual misconduct. The reports had quoted a woman who had come to seek a job at the Governor's Office.


Thumbnail

India celebrates 68th Republic Day, military prowess, diverse culture showcased

New Delhi: As India celebrated its 68th Republic Day, the nation's military prowess, its state-of-the-art defence platforms and its diverse cultural and social traditions were showcased on the Capital's Rajpath.


Thumbnail

Jallikattu returns in Tamil Nadu today thanks to govt ordinance

Bull-taming festival 'Jallikattu' is set to return in Tamil Nadu today after state government issued an executive order or ordinance yesterday which will allow Jallikattu to be held in the state. However, protesters in Alanganallur village in Madurai continue to remain adamant to not allow the festival to take place till a permanent solution is found.


Thumbnail

32 killed, over 50 injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express

At least 32 people were killed and more than 50 injured after Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express derailed in Andhra Pradesh's Vizianagaram district, officials said today. The incident took place around 11.30 pm on Saturday when the train was going from Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh) to Odisha capital Bhubaneswar.


Thumbnail

Ambika Chaudhary, SP leader close to Mulayam, joins BSP, slams Akhilesh

In a big setback to Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav's aide Ambika Chaudhary on Saturday joined Mayawati's BSP, saying he was saddened by the way the SP patriarch was treated by his son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.


Thumbnail

UP polls: Akhilesh Yadav releases list Of 191 Samajwadi Party candidates,

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday released a list Of 191 Samajwadi Party candidates for upcoming Assembly elections. While estranged uncle Shivpal Yadav made the first list, several other close associates of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav were left out.


Thumbnail

Tamil Nadu to bring executive order to bypass SC ban on Jallikattu

Chennai: Chief Minister O Pannerselvam said on Friday morning that Jallikattu, the ancient bull-taming festival, will be back in amil Nadu in a few days through an ordinance or executive order that he has sent for the President's approval.


Thumbnail

UP: 14, including 13 schoolchildren, killed as school bus, truck collide in Etah

At least 14 people, including 13 schoolchildren, were killed and many others injured when a bus collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Etah today. The driver of the bus was also killed in the accident.


Thumbnail

Jallikattu protests rage in Tamil Nadu, thousands gather at Marina beach;

Amid raging protests, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Pannerselvam is scheduled to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to urge him to pass an ordinance on Jallikattu.


Thumbnail

UP elections 2017: SP-Congress alliance confirmed, deal 'in next 2 days'

Now that it has been decided who owns the 'cycle' symbol of the Samajwadi Party in favour of uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav, he is moving on to the next order of business ahead of the elections in the state next month, which is finalizing the alliance that he believes will help him counter rivals Mayawati and the BJP.


Thumbnail

Patna boat tragedy: Death toll rises to 24; PM, Nitish announce ex-gratia

With the recovery of four more bodies, the death toll in boat tragedy in river Ganga in Patna climbed to 24 today while Chief Minister Nitish Kumar ordered a high-level inquiry and directed strict action against those responsible for any lapses.


Thumbnail

Navjot Singh Sidhu joins Congress, BJP says 'worst decision' of his life

Ending all suspense, cricketer-turned-politician Navjot Singh Sidhu finally joined Congress on Sunday. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said that this would not make much of a difference in poll-bound Punjab as the nation backs the ruling dispensation at the Centre which believes in 'sabka saath, sabka vikas'.


Thumbnail

Jawan says food terrible, BSF says he's alcoholic as govt initiates inquiry

A little after a BSF jawan, deployed in Jammu and Kashmir, alleged that troops are served poor quality food, the BSF released a statement accusing the soldier of being an "alcoholic and a habitual offender".


Thumbnail

Assembly election dates for five states announced, complete schedule

The Election Commission today announced the dates and phases of elections for 5 states - Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Manipur, and Goa. Assembly elections for Uttar Pradesh will be held in 7 phases starting Feb 11.


Thumbnail

Lucknow: PM Modi takes aim at Rahul Gandhi, BSP and Samajwadi Party

Addressing a massive Parivartan Rally in Uttar Pradesh capital Lucknow, on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the Congress, the Bahujan Samaj Party and the Samajwadi Party are too preoccupied with their own problems to take care of the state.


Thumbnail

Two dead, 43 injured after Sealdah-Ajmer express derails near Kanpur

Kanpur: At least two people were killed and 43 injured when 15 coaches of the Sealdah-Ajmer express train derailed near Rura railway station in Kanpur dehat district on Wednesday morning. The mishap occurred at about 5:20am near Rura railway station, 50km from Kanpur, the ministry of railways said in a tweet.


Thumbnail

Najeeb Jung resigns as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi

In a move that has surprised everyone, Najeeb Jung on Thursday resigned as the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. He submitted his resignation to the central government.


Thumbnail

Kolkata businessman Parasmal Lodha arrested for converting Rs 25 cr old notes

Kolkata businessman Parsamal Lodha was arrested on Thursday by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for allegedly converting more than Rs 25 crore old currency into new. Early reports said that he was arrested in connection with Shekhar Reddy and Rohit Tandon cases.


Thumbnail

Over 70 died of grief, shock over illness and later death of Jayalalithaa:

The AIADMK in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday said a total of 77 persons have died of grief and shock over its supremo J Jayalalithaa's illness and subsequent death, and announced a sum of Rs 3 lakh each to their families as relief.


Thumbnail

Jayalalithaa dies after heart attack at Apollo hospital, Chennai

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalilathaa is no more. The charismatic ADMK leader passed away at Chennai's Apollo hospital around 11.30 PM on Monday after suffering a heart attack on Sunday evening.


Thumbnail

Unrelenting Mamata Banerjee goes home only after army returns to barracks

After spending more than 30 hours at Nabanna, the state secretariat, in protest against the stationing of Army trucks on national highways and at toll plazas in West Bengal, chief minister Mamata Banerjee finally...


Thumbnail

Ramdev denies wedding talks of his niece and Lalu's son

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Friday refuted reports that he was keen on his niece marrying RJD chief Lalu Prasad's elder son, Tej Pratap Yadav, who is the Bihar health minister.


Thumbnail

Mamata Banerjee's army charge: Opposition back Bengal CM, Defence minister

Angry West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee has remained inside her Kolkata office for over 24 hours now saying she will only go home when the Army pulls out from toll booths across the state, asking, "Is this a military coup?"


Thumbnail

Pay day today: Long queues outside banks, many ATMs still dry

Today being the pay day, banks are expecting to face a huge rush as people will queue up at branches across the country to withdraw salaries amid the ongoing cash crunch post demonetisation.


Thumbnail

Dense fog covers Delhi, flights affected

Residents of Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) woke up to a dense fog on Wednesday morning that reduced visibility on the streets significantly.


Thumbnail

Delhi HC: Son has no legal right in parents' house, can stay at their mercy

The Delhi High Court has upheld that irrespective of his marital status, a son does not automatically have the right to live in his parents' house. Justice Pratibha Rani passed an order saying that the son whether married or unmarried has no legal right to live in the 'self-acquired' house of the parents.


Thumbnail

SC extends Subrata Roy's interim bail, asks him to pay Rs 600 cr by Feb 2017

Sahara chief Subrata Roy got a major relief from the Supreme Court on Monday when the court extended his interim bail and ordered him to pay Rs 600 crore to the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) by February 6, 2017.


Thumbnail

'Pained' by abuses from Akhilesh's supporters, Amar Singh meets Mulayam

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh on Monday met party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in the national capital. Amar Singh said he is pained by the unacceptable activities and abuses that he is being subjected to by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's supporters.


   Next>>