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Maha Council: Oppn wants CBI probe, CAG audit in BMC road scam
Mumbai, Jul 28: Opposition parties in Maharashtra Legislative Council today demanded a CBI inquiry into the over Rs 350-crore Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) road scam. The state government, however, said the probe will be transferred to the investigative agency "only if

Male prostitution prevalent in Goa prisons: Rane  
Panaji, Jul 28: Male prostitution was prevalent in the state's prisons, Leader of Opposition Pratapsinh Rane today claimed in the Goa Legislative Assembly. Recalling a letter sent to him during his tenure as state Home Minister, Rane said, "There is male

Number of students appearing for JEE-Main declining: Govt
New Delhi, Jul 28: The number of students appearing for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Main for admission to engineering courses has been declining in the past three years. In written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of

Ban on diesel cars is corporate death penalty:Toyota tells NGT
New Delhi, Jul 28: Leading car manufacturer Toyota has moved the National Green Tribunal arguing that the idea to ban diesel vehicles across the country was like a "corporate death penalty" as it impacts the existence of the company. In its

Mahasweta Devi wielded the pen to complement her activism
Kolkata, July 28: "All through my life, I've done whatever I felt like doing" -- this quote aptly describes the fiercely independent-minded Mahasweta Devi, the doyen of activist-writers in India, who died on Thursday aged 90.The Ramon Magsaysay and Jnanpith awardee

Rahul Gandhi targets Modi government over price rise
New Delhi, July 28: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday charged the Narendra Modi government with gross failure to keep prices of essential commodities under control.Gandhi also challenged Prime Minister Modi to announce a date by which the prices of essential

This 'Golden Baba’ is a huge crowd-puller at Kanwad Yatra!
Meerut, July 28: With kgs of gold adorned on himself, he is garnering all the attention of Kanwariyas (Lord Shiva devotees), with his unique way of dressing up. He is 54-year-old Sudhir Kumar Makkad aka "Golden Baba", former Delhi-based businessman. {image-golden-baba-on-kawad-yatra-1-28-1469703515.jpg

Rahul Gandhi's 'padyatra' in Lucknow cancelled
Lucknow, July 28: The 'padayatra' of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to the Raj Bhawan here on Friday has been cancelled as officials have not given permission for the event.The event was planned ahead of assembly elections due early next year.

FM hits back at Rahul, says NDA has brought down inflation
Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today reeled out statistics in Lok Sabha to assert that the NDA government had brought down inflation and expressed hope that prices of essential commodites will come down further after a "good" monsoon.After Gandhi attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and alleged that the government had failed to control prices, particularly of the essential commodities, Jaitley contended that the NDA government had inherited high inflation from the UPA dispensation."Any form of bluster is not substitute of statistics," he told the Congress Vice Pre

'Arhar Modi, Arhar Modi': Rahul's dig at Modi
Calling him 'arhar Modi, arhar Modi", Rahul Gandhi today took  swipes at Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Lok Sabha and tore into his election promise of bringing down prices.He also needled Modi on his election slogan asking people to make him a "chowkhidar" (watchman) and not PM and said under his nose but there was "theft" of pulses and he was not speaking a word on it.In a speech that lasted just a little over 15 minutes, Gandhi asked the prime minister to give a date4e by which the prices of pulses will come down.Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who took the floor after Gandhi to make a

Mahadayi interim order; protests grow in north Karnataka
Protests intensified today in several parts of north Karnataka against the Mahadayi Water Dispute Tribunal's interim order rejecting Karnataka's petition seeking 7.56 tmcft for drinking water projects.Tension gripped most parts of northern Karnataka like Gadag, Hubballi, Dharwad, Haveri, Belagavi where police have made tight security arrangements to prevent any untoward incident.Shops, commercial establishments and educational institutions at most places remained shut, officials said.Protests by several organisations and farmers are also being held across the state, including Bengaluru.Pro-Kan

Conduct of Chinese journos not in sync with visa rules: MEA
In first official comment, India today said the three Chinese journalists of state-run news agency Xinhua were denied visa extension as there were issues relating to their "conduct not being in conformity" with the provisions of the visa rules."This matter has been under discussion for some time now. Visa of the Xinhua Bureau Chief in New Delhi had expired on the 31st December, 2015, while visas of the two Xinhua correspondents in Mumbai, had expired in March, 2016.  When the time came for renewing their visas, there were issues relating to their conduct not being in conformity with the provi

Indonesia rebuffs family, global appeals to halt executions
Indonesia rebuffed appeals from distraught relatives, rights advocates and foreign governments to abandon plans to execute 14 people, including an Indian, for drug crimes as preparations intensified at the prison island holding death row inmates.A convoy of ambulances, most of them carrying coffins, arrived Thursday morning at the port town nearest to the Nusa Kambangan prison island, where the mostly foreign drug convicts will be executed by firing squads. Officials began tightening security at the prison several days ago, with more than 1,000 police sent to Cilacap, the port town, and the is

UP: Dalit couple hacked to death over Rs 15
A Dalit couple was today hacked to death here allegedly by an upper caste man for refusing to part with a paltry Rs 15 so he could buy his daily fix of intoxicant, police said.Bharat Nat (48) and his wife Mamta (45) were attacked with an axe by Ashok Misra when they refused to give him Rs 15 in Kurra area in Lakhmipur village early this morning.The incident occurred when the couple was going for paddy transplantation. Superintendent of Police Deo Ranjan Verma and District Magistrate P C Gupta have rushed to the spot with reinforcements in view of the tension in the village.Police said the accu

Mahadayi tribunal order generates heat in LS
The interim order of the Mahadayi water tribunal generated much heat in the Lok Sabha today with Karnataka members seeking a solution to the water crisis in four districts of the state hit hard by the decision.Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Prakash Hukkeri (Congress) spoke of the protests in Belgaum, Gadag, Bijapur and Dharwad districts in the wake of interim order.The tribunal had directed the Karnataka government not to divert 7.56 TMC water from the Mhadei river to the Malaprabha basin.The issue witnessed charges and countercharges from BJP and Congress members from the state and at on

Goa govt suspends bus services to Karnataka for 2 days
The Goa government has suspended operations of its inter-state buses for two days to Karnataka, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said today.The move comes in view of sporadic incidents of violence in bordering areas of Karnataka following interim verdict on the Mahadayi river water dispute."As a precaution, we have suspended the services of Kadamba Transport Corporation buses for two days to Karnataka," Parsekar told reporters here."We (Goans) are educated and cultured people and abide by the judicial decision. I don't want to comment and add fuel to the situation. They (Kannadigas) should kn

In a first, bulk SMS service launched for Amarnath Yatra
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...

Pakistan high commissioner to host Iftar party for Hurriyat leaders
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...

Sants receive threat calls over Kairana 'exodus' report
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...

25th June News in Nutshell: Important stories of the day
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...

Defence Ministry nod to buy 145 artillery guns from US
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...

Urea balls found in mid-day meal rice bag in Gujarat’s Valsad
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...

For the first time, Su-30 flies with supersonic BrahMos missile
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...

Bihar board topper Ruby Rai arrested after appearing for re-test
Patna: Bihar's Class 12 "topper" in Arts Rubi Rai was arrested when she appeared for a re-test at the Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) office in Patna. "Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Bihar police probing into...

Rains cool Delhi, more showers likely on Friday
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The national capital experienced a pleasant day on Thursday as rains across the city brought relief from muggy weather. The maximum temperature on Thursday settled at 33.5 degrees Celsius, one notch below the season's average, the Met office said. "A cloudy sky with moderate rain is likely on Friday," said an India Meteorological Department (IMD).

BSF-Pakistan Rangers hold border talks in Lahore
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The four-day Director General-level talks between the Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistan Rangers concluded in Lahore, Pakistan, on Thursday with an agreement on "strengthening measures" to coordinate border patrolling and "address each other's concerns in a time bound manner". The talks, led by BSF DG K.K. Sharma and Pakistan Rangers (Punjab) DG Major General Umar Farooq Burki from July 25-28, ended on an optimistic note with both sides agreeing on a constant endeavour to maintain peaceful and tranquil borders, a BSF official said here.

Taslima Nasreen, Amitav Ghosh condole Mahasweta Devi's death
Kolkata, July 28 (IANS) Bangladeshi writer Taslima Nasreen on Thursday condoled the death of eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi and remembered the litterateur's support during "bad times."

WPI fell for 18 months under NDA government, Jitley tells Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that India's wholesale price index (WPI) was in the negative for 18 months in succession till recently, which goes to the credit of the NDA government. This is in contrast to high prices that ruled during the last two years of the previous UPA government till May 2014, Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha while replying to a debate on rising prices. Jaitley was replying to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's criticism of the government in the Lok Sabha over the spiralling prices of essential commodities and pulses.

Rahul Gandhi targets PM Modi over price rise
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Targeting the government over rise in prices of essential commodities, Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to announce a date by which the prices would come down. In a brief speech at the Lok Sabha, Gandhi reminded the Prime Minster of his promises in the run-up to the 2014 general elections and said in the last two years Modi made "hollow promises" to the people. The Congress Vice-President referred to Modi's speech at an election rally in Himachal Pradesh in February 2014 wherein he had said, "Ma, bachche raat raat rote hain, aasoon pee ke sote hain" (mothers and children cry the whole night and sleep swallowing their tears).

Lt. Gen. Cheema to be acting head of Western Command
Chandimandir, July 28 (IANS) Lt. Gen. Jagbir Singh Cheema, GOC Vajra Corps, has been appointed the officiating General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Western Command, a defence spokesman said here on Thursday. Lt. Gen. Cheema will assume charge on August 1. The move comes as the Defence Ministry has not made a regular appointment to the post in place of outgoing army commander Lt. Gen. K.J. Singh, who will retire on July 31 after a distinguished military career spanning almost four decades.

Aung San Suu Kyi keen to visit India
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Myanmar State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Aung San Suu Kyi has expressed her desire to visit India during a meeting with Minister of State for External Affairs V.K. Singh. "Aung San Suu Kyi enquired about EAM's (External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's) health and mentioned that she is looking forward to visiting India," External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in his weekly media briefing here on Thursday.

Firm domestic cues buoy equity markets
Mumbai, July 28 (IANS) Indian equity markets closed at new highs in almost a year on Thursday, riding on short covering, along with expectations of a major economic legislation getting parliament's approval and fresh influx of foreign funds.

India author and activist Mahasweta Devi dies aged 90
Influential Indian writer and activist Mahasweta Devi has died aged 90, in the eastern city of Kolkata, her family has said.

India cow vigilantes held for beating up Muslim women over beef
Four cow protection vigilantes are arrested for beating up two Muslim women in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh.

The woman who cut off her breasts to protest a tax
The story of a woman who cut her breasts to protest against a discriminatory "breast tax" in British ruled India is being revived by an artist in the south Indian state of Kerala.

India child labour bill amendments criticised by UN
India comes under criticism after its parliament approves several controversial amendments to the country's child labour bill.

Irom Sharmila: India activist to end fast after 16 years
Indian activist Irom Sharmila Chanu, who who has been fasting for 16 years against a draconian military law, decides to end her agitation.

Suicide as protest among Gujarat Dalits
More than 30 members of the Dalit community in India's western Gujarat state took an extreme step to draw attention to allegations of injustice.

Flipkart's Myntra to buy online shopping rival Jabong
Indian online shopping giant Flipkart buys rival fashion shopping site Jabong in an e-commerce sector experiencing increasing competition.

General Motors puts $1bn India plan 'on hold'
General Motors puts on hold a planned $1bn investment in India, as it reassesses its strategy in the country.

Jaitley questions UPA's record after Rahul says 'Arhar Modi' on price rise
Union finance minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday slammed UPA's record on inflation as he responded to Rahul Gandhi's charges on price rise and his jibe 'Arhar Modi' directed at the Prime Minister. "Inflation is under control, I expect it to reduce further with good monsoon," Arun Jaitley said.

Eminent writer Mahasweta Devi passes away
Eminent author and social activist Mahasweta Devi, whose writings focused on the marginalized communities in the country and served as the voice of the oppressed, died in Kolkata today after a multi-organ failure. She was 91.

India's push for UNSC reforms suffers setback
India's push to achieve urgent reforms of the UN Security Council this year and secure a permanent seat has suffered a setback when the General Assembly decided to roll over discussions on reforming the world body's top organ to its next session.

We need 'drastic' policy change: PM to NITI Aayog
India needs "transformational" change that can only be driven by "drastic" changes in policy, PM Narendra Modi told a high-level meet with NITI Aayog on Thursday. He emphaxxxxd the need for technology-driven governance to ensure "speed, transparency and accountability."

'Conduct of Chinese journalists against visa rules'
India on Thursday said the three Chinese journalists of state-run news agency Xinhua were denied visa extension as there were issues relating to their "conduct not being in conformity" with the provisions of the visa rules.

Arms haul case: Abu Jundal, 11 others convicted
The special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Thursday held Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal and others gulity in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. Jundal was deported to India from Saudi Arabia.

India to build $4-billion port in Tamil Nadu
Indian conglomerate Adani Group has started building the country's first transshipment port, conceived 25 years ago, and the government will construct another $4-billion facility nearby to create a shipping hub rivalling Chinese facilities in the region.

'Fed up', says Lucknow typist after images of cop abuse go viral
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
RSS is like Supreme Court for BJP: Nitish Kumar on quota row
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
Woman jumps off moving train with kid, husband to escape molestation
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 post-midnight notice, Gujarat HC asks govt to ‘find’ Hardik
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 Jeb Bush says multiculturalism wrong for US
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
Somnath Bharti an embarrassment to party, should surrender: Kejriwal
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
'1 second cost me 20 years': Tandoor murder convict Sushil Sharma
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
Modi set to ignite a start-up brainstorm in Silicon Valley
Flights from India to the United States these days have a younger braver tinge Several startup founders are on their way to Californias Silicon Valley for a halfday session on September 27 that will culminate with Prime Minister N
Gujarat To Plant 10 Crore Trees During 67th 'Van Mahotsav': Minister
In a bid to increase green cover, Gujarat Forest Department will plant 10 crore trees during the ongoing 'Van Mahotsav', state cabinet minister Mangubhai Patel said today.
Assam Floods: Sarbananda Sonowal Sends Ministers To Districts
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has instructed his ministers to visit flood-hit districts and supervise relief and rescue operations even as there are reports that over 16 lakh people have bee...
Star Fight Between White Dwarf And Red Dwarf In Space
Astronomers have discovered a new type of exotic binary star system, in which a rapidly spinning white dwarf star is lashing the companion red dwarf star with high-energy particles, causing the entire...
Simulator In MH370 Captain's Home Plotted Indian Ocean Course: Report
A home flight simulator owned by the pilot of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 was used to plot a course to the southern Indian Ocean where the aircraft is believed to have gone missing, the Aus...
Parliament Passes Bill For Compulsory Afforestation Fund
The bill to establish national and state compensatory afforestation fund, which may lead to unlocking of over Rs 40,000 crore from the Centre, was passed by parliament today.
Mahasweta Devi: A Fighter All Her Life, Voice Of The Oppressed
A litterateur with the zeal of an activist, Mahasweta Devi used creative expression as a tool to fight for the rights of the indigenous people and marginalised sections.
Chinese Troops In Uttarakhand Border A 'Transgression', Says Manohar Parr
The incident regarding Chinese troops entering the border district of Chamoli in Uttarakhand is that of "transgression" and not "incursion", the government said today.
Family Rallies Around Irom Sharmila, Support Move To End Hunger Strike
For 16 years, the world has seen Irom Sharmila strapped to tubes. That is about to change. The 44-year-old iconic activist, who had carried on the world's longest hunger strike, will end it next month...
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Mahasweta Devi - a voice of the oppressed
The 91-year-old went beyond her role as a writer to help tribals in organising themselves in groups so that they could take up development activities in their own areas.

'Gau Rakshaks run a mafia business in Gujarat'
'Atrocity on Dalits get political support.'

Police team visits SAI centre to probe Narsingh's dope case
A police team on Thursday visited the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre here to hold investigations in the wake of Dope scandal allegedly involving embattled Narsingh Yadav ahead of his proposed Olympic run."A police team had questioned the witnesses, coaches, wardens in view of FIR registered on the complaint of Narsingh Yadav," Crime Investigation Department (CIA) officer Indervir, who had been appointed to probe the matter said."We are taking statements from witnesses, wardens, coaches and also taken in possession few utensils," he said.

How the GST deal was clinched
Top Congress sources said they would not hold up the Bill.

Cycle chalao, ladki bachao
Two young cyclists have embarked on a cycling tour across India with an aim to support girl child education.

Vin Diesel, Deepika have fun on the set of xXx
The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities.

SRK, Priyanka chase Pokemons!
Besides celebs, filmmakers have also started banking on this to promote their movies.

Singapore university probes mock-rape claims
Students organise freshmen orientation activities at NUS as rites of passage into university life.

UK temples, gurudwaras can bid for more security post Brexit
The daily rate of hate crimes peaked at 289 on June 25, the day after the referendum result was announced.

Should you tip the Uber driver? Here's what to give online delivery people
Forgot the cash? At least give their driver a good review on the app.

Danish nationalists seek 'close to zero' Muslim migrants
Denmark has experienced little violence from Islamic extremist quarters.

Spotify's top 10 most viral tracks
The list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared and listened to it.

Curbs imposed for Press in courts: Kerala PCC President seeks intervention of Governor
Sudheeran pointed out that the interventions of  the government and chief minister have failed to resolve the issues between media persons and lawyers.

How Facebook is pushing you into the Messenger app
Facebook is once again getting pushy about how people message one another.

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Silver futures surge to Rs 48,725 per kg
Silver prices went up by Rs 603 to Rs 48,725 per kg at the futures trading today as participants widened their positions, tracking a firm trend in global market. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, si...

Gold futures jump to Rs 31,481 on positive global cues
Gold prices were up by Rs 193 at Rs 31,481 per 10 grams at the futures trade today as speculators created positions amid positive cues from the global market. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold ...

Gold holds overnight gains as Fed keeps interest rates steady
Gold held steady on Thursday, clinging to gains from the previous session when it rose 1.5 per cent to a two-week high on a weaker dollar after the US Federal Reserve left interest rates unchanged. ...

Gold treads water ahead of Fed policy statement
Gold steadied near $1,320 an ounce on Wednesday as traders awaited the outcome of a two-day Federal Reserve policy meeting later, which will be closely watched for any clues on the scale and pace of ...

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WPI fell for 18 months under NDA government, Jitley tells Lok Sabha
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that India's wholesale price index (WPI) was in the negative for 18 months in succession till recently, which goes to the credit of the NDA government. This is in contrast to high prices that ruled during the last two years of the previous UPA government till May 2014, Jaitley said in the Lok Sabha while replying to a debate on rising prices. Jaitley was replying to Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi's criticism of the government in the Lok Sabha over the spiralling prices of essential commodities and pulses.

Jaitley counters Rahul Gandhi, says UPA left India with double-digit inflation
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Responding to Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's charges on price rise and his 'Arhar Modi' rant directed at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday alleged that there was policy paralysis during the former UPA regime as they left the nation with double-digit inflation. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, Jaitley said, "There was policy paralysis during UPA, the earlier government left the country with double digit inflation." Stating that the present inflation was due to seasonal factors, the Finance Minister said the government has taken several steps to control the prices of essential commodities.

Muslim women beaten over beef rumour: Congress questions BJP's silence
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Dubbing the incident in Madhya Pradesh's Mandsaur district where two Muslim women were roughed up for allegedly carrying beef as extremely 'shameful', the Congress Party on Thursday questioned the BJP's silence on matters of national importance and sought an explanation on the same in Parliament. "The BJP government is silent on every issue whether it is the matter concerning the country's internal defence system or intolerance or Dalits assault or Mandsaur incident. The BJP has to answer now on these issues in the Parliament," said Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia.

Resolve boundary row before elections: Madhesi, Janajati leaders
Kathmandu, July 28 (ANI): The Madhesi and Janajati leaders have urged the Nepali Congress (NC) and the Maoist Centre to first resolve the ongoing row over the federal boundaries and find a solution to the Tarai crisis before holding the local elections.

Did not violate any security protocol: Bhagwant Mann
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Bhagwant Mann, who today appeared before a probe panel, reiterated that he did not violate any security protocol by live-streaming a video of Parliament and requested that the matter should be closed. This came after a committee of nine MPs reviewed the video posted by the Sangrur MP on Facebook, which showed his ride through layers of security to reach the Parliament. Prior to appearing before the panel, Mann in an exclusive conversation with ANI cried foul over the latest developments in this case and said that action must also be initiated against Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he allowed Pakistan's ISI to enter the Pathankot air base.

Patna HC cancels BJP MP Paswan's LS membership
Patna, July 28 (ANI): As the Patna High Court on Thursday cancelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament Chhedi Paswan's Lok Sabha membership for concealing information in election affidavit, the latter said he respects the court's order, but it was politically motivated and he would surely challenge the verdict. How my membership could be cancelled on this basis?

Rahul Gandhi fires 'arhar Modi' rant at govt. over inflation
New Delhi, July 28 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for failing to control the rising prices of vegetables and other essential commodities, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday criticised the government over the false promises made to the nation and failure to tackle the rampant inflation. "Modi government celebrated its second happy birthday a few days back. While addressing the people, he spoke about Make in India, Connect India, Digital India, but he does not talk about price rise.

Eminent writer, activist Mahasweta Devi no more
Kolkata, July 28 (ANI): Eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi died on Thursday, following prolonged illness. Devi was a recipient of the Sahitya Akademi Award, Padma Vibhushan, Jnanpith and Magsaysay Award, among several others. Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of Devi and said she was a voice of compassion, equality and justice.

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CBFC denies certification to Malayalam movie 'Ka Body Scapes' for showing 'Hindu Gods in poor light'
CBFC said the Malayalam movie has several 'objectionable' contents, scenes and giving a certificate to it would amount to violation their norms and guidelines.

'Ashamed to be from same industry': Barkha Dutt slams Arnab Goswami
Barkha Dutt attacked Goswami for targeting so-called 'pseudo-secular and pro-Pakistan journalists'.

Hit video game "Life is Strange' is getting a live-action series
The rights to the movie have been bought by Legendary Pictures.

PoK elections a sham, protests reflected people's will: MEA
It was another farcical exercise by Pakistan, said MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Aamir Khan to replace Hrithik Roshan in YRF's 'Thug'?
Buzz is that Mr Perfectionist will soon take Mr Greek God's place in the Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial...

Chhattisgarh: Showcause issued to IAS officer Alex Paul Menon over Facebook post on judiciary
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Eminent writer Mahasweta Devi passes away at 90 in Kolkata
Eminent litterateur and social activist Mahasweta Devi today passed away at a hospital in Kolkata at the age of 90. Devi had been undergoing treatment at Kolkata's Belle Vue Clinic for the past two months. Doctors said she had been admitted with ...

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Jaitley hits back at Rahul, says NDA brought down inflation
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Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday reeled out statistics in Lok Sabha to assert that the NDA government had brought down inflation and expressed hope that prices of essential commodities will come down further after ...
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Rajnath to raise issue of Pak support to terror at SAARC meeting in Islamabad - Times of India

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Rajnath to raise issue of Pak support to terror at SAARC meeting in Islamabad
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NEW DELHI: Pakistan's sustained support to cross-border terrorism will be raised by Home Minister Rajnath Singh during his two-day visit to Islamabad to attend the SAARC ministerial conference beginning August 3. Rajnath, who will attend the SAARC ...
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India set to confront Pakistan with fresh evidence during Rajnath Singh's Islamabad
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Defamation law can't be used by government to stifle criticism: SC - Times of India

The Indian Express

Defamation law can't be used by government to stifle criticism: SC
Times of India
New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday said defamation laws cannot be used by the government to stifle criticism. In an obvious reference to several defamation cases filed by the Tamil Nadu government of J. Jayalalithaa against her ...
Defamation law can't be used as political weapon: SC to Jayalalithaa govtHindustan Times
'Defamation Not A Weapon,' Jayalalithaa Told By Supreme CourtNDTV
Supreme Court pulls up Tamil Nadu govt for using 'defamation as a political tool'India Today
Chandigarh Tribune -Livemint -DailyO -Oneindia
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Live: Rajya Sabha discusses implementation of AP Reorganisation Act - The Hindu

The Hindu

Live: Rajya Sabha discusses implementation of AP Reorganisation Act
The Hindu
Day 9 of the monsoon session began with an uproar in the Rajya Sabha over LPG providers asking Aadhaar to distribute subsidy. Within 30 minutes, the Upper House had to be adjourned. It was business as usual in Lok Sabha. The latter half of the session ...
Opposition forces Rajya Sabha adjournment protesting Aadhaar-linked benefitsEconomic Times
Opposition disrupts RS over linking benefits with AadhaarTimes of India
Aadhar card row: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 p.m.Business Standard
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ISIS attacks in Afghanistan being directed by Hafiz Saeed: Afghan officials to Pakistan - Times of India

Times of India

ISIS attacks in Afghanistan being directed by Hafiz Saeed: Afghan officials to Pakistan
Times of India
NEW DELHI: The Afghanistan government on Tuesday complained to Pakistani officials that former Lashka-e-Taiba chief Hazif Muhammad Saeed is directing Islamic State attacks in Afghanistan, an American media outlet has reported. The US ...
Hafiz Saeed overseeing attacks by ISIS fighters in Afghanistan: Voice of AmericaIndia Today
Hafiz Saeed also in charge of ISIS attacks in Afghanistan, says Afghan GovtBusiness Standard
LeT founder Hafiz Saeed overseeing IS attacks in Afghanistan: OfficialsHindustan Times
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HC refuses to put on hold Dayashankar Singh`s arrest over derogatory remarks against Mayawati
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday refused to quash the FIR lodged against former BJP state Vice-President Daya Shankar Singh and asked the state government to respond to a petition moved by the leader now
No concrete evidence on missing AN-32, says Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar
No concrete evidence on the missing AN-32 aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) has emerged so far, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar informed the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
No concrete evidence about missing AN-32 plane: Parrikar
Making a suo motu statement on the disappearance of the plane on July 22, he said the search efforts are focussed on the surface as well as the underwater domain to look for survivors and debris.
SC to hear plea of Army doctors for enhancement of retirement age
The doctors, all of Colonel rank, have sought a direction that the notification of May 13 be followed to enhance their age of superannuation to 65 years.
Avg 49 days of employment generated in 2015-16 under MGNREGA: Govt
Under the MGNREGA, an average 49 workdays of employment was generated in 2015-16, as against 100 days guaranteed in the rural employment Act, Parliament was informed today.
Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu to join AAP on August 15?
Former BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu is likely to join AAP on August 15, a report said.
Mahasweta Devi – the gutsy social activist who took on political bigwigs for the dispossessed
Noted writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi passed away on Thursday at the age of 90.
No objection to Rajnath attending SAARC meeting in Pak: Congress
Rajnath would attend the SAARC Home/Interior Ministers meeting in Islamabad on August 3 and 4. ?
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Earthquake Clues From Ancient Temples in the Himalayas
Damage to Hindu temples built in northern India the seventh century could provide clues about potential earthquakes to come in the region.

Deadly Floods in India Force 1.2 Million People From Homes
Heavy rains and floods have killed at least seven people and forced more than a million to leave their homes in the northeastern state of Assam.

China Scolds Indian Government for Expelling 3 of Its Journalists
An Indian official said the visas of the Chinese journalists from Xinhua, the state news agency, had expired and had been valid only on short-term extensions.

2 Arrested in Rape of Israeli Tourist in India
The police are searching for four more people thought to have been involved in an attack on a woman in Manali.

Nepal’s Prime Minister, K. P. Sharma Oli, Resigns Ahead of a No-Confidence Vote
The government of K.P. Sharma Oli struggled with a new Constitution, post-earthquake reconstruction, and a deteriorating relationship with neighboring India.

Slaughtered Cow Leads to More Vigilantism Accusations in India
Several people were charged with a beating in the state of Karnataka, one in a series of attacks against those suspected of killing cows, which are sacred in Hinduism.

Mortal to Divine and Back: India’s Transgender Goddesses
During the 10-day Hindu festival Mayana Kollai, the troubles of transgender women are distant as they transform into the deities they worship and are revered by villagers.

Indian Air Force Plane With 29 Aboard Disappears
The plane, which is missing over the Indian Ocean, was carrying mostly service personnel, an official said.

India’s push for UN Security Council reforms suffers setback
India’s push to achieve urgent reforms of the U.N. Security Council this year and secure a permanent seat has suffered a setback when the General Assembly decided to roll over discussions on reformin...
Jaitley hits back at Rahul, says NDA brought down inflation
Union Finance Minister said he expects inflation to reduce further with a "good" monsoon.
Mahasweta Devi (January 1926 - July 2016)
A litterateur with the zeal of an activist, Mahasweta Devi used creative expression as a tool to fight for the rights of the indigenous people and marginalised sections.
Afforestation Bill a step away from fruition
The Bill establishes the National Compensatory Afforestation Fund and a State compensatory afforestation fund under each State.
All efforts on to save Gurdip Singh from execution in Indonesia
As last minute efforts, India has reached out to Indonesia to save an Indian man from execution in a drug peddling case, requesting the country to exhaust all legal recourses before the death penalty...
Modi administration carries out reshuffle in top bureaucracy
In a large scale reshuffle in the top bureaucracy, the Modi administration has appointed and reshuffled 15 senior IAS officials as secretaries in various departments and ministries. The appointments ...
Mahadayi verdict: Protestors indulge in arson at Navalgund
Torch furniture at BSNL office, Navlgund Bus Stand, and ransack PWD office, ITI College
Bihar court orders FIR against Mayawati, other BSP leaders
A Vaishali district court on Thursday ordered registration of an FIR against BSP president Mayawati and three other party leaders for allegedly making inflammatory speeches last week spreading animos...

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