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As per the AQI released by the CPCB at 4 p.m., particulate matters -- PM 2.5 and PM 10 -- were the major contributors to "very poor" air quality on Thursday.
International recruiters offered an average monthly stipend of Rs 97,804 and the highest stipend offered stood at Rs 2,45,000.
Modi visited troops posted along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir's Gurez Sector and lauded the soldiers for their sacrifice saying he considers them his family.
Prasad said the JD(U) needed to take note that the Centre was in favour of holding the next Bihar Assembly election simultaneously with the Lok Sabha election.
A meeting of the designated bomb threat assessment committee was convened at the Indira Gandhi International Airport immediately after the call.
The court further said that these kind of marriages should be encouraged as there is no boundary for love.
While there has been friction between the members of the SP's dominant clan in recent past, party veteran Mulayam Singh Yadav claimed today that there was "no discord".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with soldiers near the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of north Kashmir's Bandipora district.Like previous years, Modi’s Diwali date with troops was kept under wraps until the last minute. After spending two hours with the troops, Modi opened up on why he does come to meet them every year — his fourth such visit since he became the prime minister.Offering sweets and exchanging greetings with the jawans, Modi said, “like everyone else, I too wish to spend Diwali with my family.” Therefore, he said, he had come to spend a f
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman celebrated Diwali today with military personnel at the strategically important tri-services command on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Sitharaman, who arrived at the command yesterday, also reviewed its security preparedness and other operational matters.The defence minister also paid hoomage to the Indian Air Force personnel and their families who were killed during the Tsunami in the Car Nicobar islands.She also visited a naval facility and the Coast Guard base under the Andaman and Nicobar command here."RM @DefenceMinIndia Smt @nsitharaman celebrates Diwa
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished a happy Diwali to the all-women crew of naval vessel INS Tarini, currently on a mission to circumnavigate the globe.He made a video call to the crew members of INS Tarini to wish them on behalf of the nation, Navy spokesperson Capt. D K Sharma said.Modi also wished them success in their mission, he official.The prime minister had earlier met the crew of INS Tarini on August 16 before they embarked on the 22,100 nautical mile circumnavigation journey.INS Tarini is currently approaching its first stop in Fremantle, Australia and is expected to reach ther
Karnataka Congress leader G Parameshwara today said Rahul Gandhi has advised state party leaders against making personal comments on opposition BJP leaders and instead engage them on national and local issues in run up to the next year's assembly elections.KPCC leaders including Parameshwara, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and Karnataka party incharge and AICC General Secretary K C Venugopal had met Gandhi in New Delhi on October 12 to discuss the poll strategy.Veteran Congress leaders Mallikarjun Kharge, Oscar Fernandes and B K Hariprasad also attended the meeting.Parameshwara said the AICC vice
The Centre has written to each state government to name toilets built in rural households as "izzat ghar" or "house of dignity" or any other appropriate equivalent in the local language.Noting that the toilets in rural households in many parts of Uttar Pradesh are being named izzat ghar, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation wrote to state government's principal secretaries, who are in charge of rural sanitation, to consider doing the same in their states, too."It is recommended that this practice could be considered for replication in other parts of the country. Hindi-speaking areas m
Grand Diwali celebrations at Ayodhya in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and senior BJP leaders was a step toward the construction of the Ram Temple, the saints of Ayodhya felt.“It is certainly the first step...we are sure a grand Ram Temple will come up at Lord Rama’s birthplace in Ayodhya,’’ said Mahant Suresh Das, a prominent saint associated with the Digambar Akhara.Suresh Das was among the saints with whom Adityanath held deliberations during his visit to the temple town.Adityanath paid obeisance at the makeshift Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodh
The death toll in an explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in Odisha's Balasore district rose to 11 today with five more persons succumbing to burn injuries, while a police officer was suspended for the tragedy.The massive explosion at the illegal firecracker factory at Bahabalpur had claimed six lives and left nine persons seriously injured last night.The injured were shifted to the Sriram Chandra Bhanja (SCB) Medical College and Hospital at Cuttack, officials said.Of the nine injured, five with critical burn injuries died during treatment, said Prof. Arun Choudhury, chairman of the med
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday offered a Diwali gift of medical visas to ailing Pakistanis seeking treatment in hospitals in India.She announced on Twitter that New Delhi would grant visas to all eligible Pakistanis, who had applied for the travel document to come to India for medical treatment but were yet to receive it.“On the auspicious occasion of Deepavali, India will grant medical visa in all deserving cases pending today,” Swaraj tweeted.The External Affairs Minister had made a similar goodwill gesture to Pakistanis on the occasion of Independence Day on August
India's Supreme Court banned selling fireworks this Diwali, citing air pollution levels. It kicked off a debate about religious freedom.
Thirty farmers die from inhaling pesticide while spraying crops in the western state of Maharashtra.
Sai Padma has not let the near constant pain of her disability stop her from teaching the children of remote Indian villages.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited Gurez Sector along LoC in Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate Diwali with security forces. PM Modi was joined by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat who was camping in the Gurez...
An anti-corruption court today indicted Pakistan’s ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law over corruption references filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB). The accountability court in Islamaba
Twenty aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF), including AN-32 transport, Mirage 2000 and Sukhoi 30 MKI, will make a touchdown on the Lucknow-Agra Expressway on October 24, an official said. A traffic blockade will be...
The grand Diwali show mounted in Ayodhya by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday earned him plaudits from large sections of society. For the last 25 years, Ayodhya had been at the centre of...
Mumbai attack mastermind and banned Jamaat-ud-Dawah chief Hafiz Saeed's house arrest was today extended for another 30 days by a Judicial Review Board of Pakistan's Punjab province. However, the board refused to allow the same in
Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today said that his government was committed to protect rights of minorities as he greeted the Hindu community on the occasion of Diwali. "The Government of Pakistan is committed to...
Marking the auspicious occasion of Diwali, India on Thursday promised medical visas all those people abroad, including in Pakistan, seeking treatment. "On the auspicious occasion of Deepawali, India will grant medical visa in all
India and Russia are set to kick off the first-ever tri-service military exercise which will see participation from more than 400 Indian personnel.
Markets began the Hindu Samvat year 2074 on a dull note, with both Sensex and Nifty falling in the special one-house Muhurat trading session that is held every Diwali.
Chandrashekhar shared the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physics with William Alfred Fowler. Google's Doodle illustrates an idea called Chandrasekhar's Limit. Read on to learn more.
An Uber ride in Hyderabad turned horrific for a woman after her driver started masturbating inside the car while taking her to the airport.
Tamil Nadu BJP president Tamilisai Soundarajan accused actor Vijay of reflecting his political ambitions through such scenes.
In what has become a tradition of sorts, Prime Minister Narendra Modi marked Diwali 2017 by meeting soldiers and officers of the armed forces posted in the Gurez sector near the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir.
Washington, Oct 19 (IANS) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has outlined a stronger strategic role for India, is visiting New Delhi, the State Department announced on Thursday. Tillerson will meet Indian leaders during the visit next week to discuss "further strengthening our strategic partnership and collaboration on security and prosperity in the Indo-Pacific region," the State Department said. It will also "advance the ambitious agenda" laid out by President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his White House visit in June, it added.
Dhaka, Oct 19 (IANS) India thrashed Malaysia 6-2 in a second-round clash to take a big step towards qualification for the final of the Asia Cup hockey championship here on Thursday. Akashdeep Singh (15th minute), Harmanpreet Singh (19th), S.K. Uthappa (24th), Gurjant Singh (33rd), S.V. Sunil (40th) and Sardar Singh (60th) scored the goals for a ruthless India. India were already 5-0 up when Razie Rahim and Ramadan Rosli struck for Malaysia, who in their previous match had stunned Pakistan 3-2.
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) The India-Russia annual joint military exercises called INDRA is set to begin on Friday, officials said on Thursday. This year, all three services are involved in the 10-day exercises being conducted in Russia. The indigenously built Indian Naval ships INS Satpura and INS Kadmatt on Thursday reached Vladivostok Port.
Kolkata, Oct 19 (IANS) Germany Under-17 football team coach Christian Wueck on Thursday said playing in front of an expected full house at the Vivekananda Yuva Bharati Krirangan will not pressurise them, rather it will be a "pleasure" to play in that atmosphere. Germany take on Brazil in a quarter-final game on Sunday. Kolkata has so far drawn the biggest crowds in the FIFA U-17 World Cup with average attendance being above 40,000.
On the auspicious occasion of the 'festival of light' Diwali, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) Chief Managing Director Shashi Shanker offered his greetings to every citizen of India on behalf of the company on Thursday. The ONGC Chief Managing Director expressed his views and said that the company will continue to invest in new generation and technologies and assured to empower and encourage the star performers of the company.
Kochi, Oct 19 (IANS) Less-fancied Iran will look to do a Leicester City when they take on three-time runners-up Spain in a quarter-final clash of the FIFA Under-17 World Cup here on Sunday. This is the first time Iran have progressed this far, with the other seven teams previously making it to the quarter-finals at least once in the tournament. Leicester too defied all odds to win the English Premier League (EPL) title a year back.
New Delhi, Oct 19 (IANS) India has witnessed 66 per cent decline in the under-five mortality rate from 1990 to 2015 but most of the new-born deaths -- 24 per cent of all -- still occur in the country, according to a new UN report. With the reduction, India has met one of its Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets of curbing by two-thirds the under-five death rate, according to the survery -- Levels and Trends in Child Mortality 2017 -- conducted by the UNICEF and released globally on Thursday. The report acknowledged that there has been "a recent acceleration with a faster decline in reduction of mortality for the girl child in the last five years" but "the under-five mortality for girls in India remains 12.5 per cent higher than the boys".
Mumbai, Oct 19 (IANS) Malayalam film star Dulquer Salmaan says he does not take his stardom and success seriously. "Honestly, I do not take my stardom seriously, only work. Being the son of Malayalam superstar Mammootty, Dulquer has seen success, failure and unpredictable nature of entertainment business quite closely.
China on Thursday asked the US to shed its "biased views" and work with Beijing to uphold the momentum for a steady and sound relations, a day after the top American diplomat lashed out at the Chinese model of funding infrastructure projects and developmental activities.
Benchmark Sensex surrendered early gains to end over 194 points lower at 32,389.96 in a special Muhurat trading session on Thursday to mark the beginning of Hindu Samvat year 2074. Banking stocks led the fall as participants booked profits to write their first entry with gains on the first session.
Pakistan is betting that a pair of nine-foot chain-link fences topped with barbed wire will stop incursions by Islamic terrorists from Afghanistan, which opposes Islamabad's plans for a barrier along the disputed frontier.
India displayed how dangerous they can be when they played an all-out attacking game as they pummelled Malaysia 6-2 in their second game of the Super 4s stage of the Asia Cup hockey in Dhaka on Thursday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with the jawans of the Indian Army and BSF in Gurez valley along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir and said that he considers them as a part of "his family."
A Pakistani anti-graft court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter for allegations linked to ownership of posh London flats.
Terrorists on Thursday lobbed a grenade at the residence of a ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) MLA in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district, police said.
The festival of lights will not bring any festivity and happiness to many labourers in Madhya Pradesh. Reason: they say they haven't been paid for two-three months
American presidents are fond of describing their nation as a "city on a hill" - a shining example for other nations to follow. But China is now officially in the business of styling itself as another...
"Our focus is big on spin here. We are focussing on facing more spin than seam here and finding ways to score, to hit gaps and find boundaries. That's probably the biggest thing coming over here,"...
India on Thursday lost their numero uno status in ICC ODI rankings to South Africa following the Proteas' win over Bangladesh in the second ODI.
In the year to Diwali 2017, the Sensex gained 16 per cent and the Nifty 18 per cent. Small-cap and mid-cap indices rose even more.
Malaysia is negotiating with a US firm to resume the hunt for missing flight MH370, a minister said Thursday, in news welcomed by the widow of one of those who had been on board.
'After it was finished, Shah Jahan visited the Taj only twice.''There is a letter from Aurangzeb to him after a visit, reporting that the dome was leaking and needed to be fixed.''Shah Jahan wasn't bothered: He had moved on to designing his next project, Shahjahanabad,' reveals Aakar Patel.
Sharif is in London with his ailing wife Kulsoom, who is suffering from throat cancer and has undergone three surgeries so far.
And sharing their warm greetings on Diwali were our sports stars, who took to social media to wish their fans on the auspicious occasion.
Smog and pollution touch toxic highs, as weather system prevents dispersal of particulate matter in several cities
Additional Director General of Police K. Padmakumar on Wednesday told the government that some quarters were attempting to sully his name for successfully prosecuting the accused in the solar investm...
Gold prices fell by Rs 250 to Rs 30,750 per 10 grams in special ‘Diwali Muhurat’ trading at the bullion market today despite some token buying by jewellers. Silver followed suit and cracked below ...
Gold prices touched the lowest in more than one week on Thursday, as the dollar stood firm on rising US Treasury yields, with investors focusing on who would replace Janet Yellen as the next chair of...
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On the main website of the Income Tax, a window has been hosted with an icon stating 'Live Chat Online - ask your query.' Once you click on the icon, it will take you to a new window where you will have to write your name, email ID and query to start the chat.
Post the Elphinstone tragedy, the authorities in Mumbai had ordered that no hawkers will be allowed to operate within 50 meters of the railway stations. The India Today team visited railway stations in Mumbai to check if the rule has been implemented properly or not.
A three-year spell at Portuguese giants Benfica helped Nemanja Matic develop into the player that he is today, the Manchester United midfielder said ahead of Wednesday's Champions League clash with his former club. The Serbian, once accustomed to playing in a more advanced position, won a league title and a domestic cup at Benfica between 2011-2014 and revealed the time he spent in Lisbon had transformed him as a player. "When I first came to Benfica, the manager Jorge Jesus told me I would be playing as a defensive midfielder," Matic, who has impressed since joining United from Chelsea during the close season, told the club's television channel (MUTV) on Tuesday.
A special team of Pakistan's anti- corruption watchdog has arrived in the UK to probe the offshore assets of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his children in the high-profile Panama Papers scandal, a media report said today.
Fireworks became lesser intense, losing some of its sheen and sound to e-crackers, flickering earthen lamps dotted walls and lights illuminated houses and offices, as India celebrated Diwali today with traditional fervour -- and a modern outlook.
Bail was granted on conditions that she would inform the court before leaving the country in future.
Get out of the hustle and bustle of the city for the perfect Diwali weekend with these Airbnbs near Mumbai...
A large number of devotees visited the Kalighat, Dakshineswar and Adyapith Kali temples in and around Kolkata.
Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson called for warmer ties with India while sharply criticizing China and urging Pakistan to do more against terrorism.
The Supreme Court reinstated a ban on the sale of fireworks in the New Delhi area ahead of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in an effort to ease air pollution.
Human rights groups said the Supreme Court’s ruling was an important step forward for the rights of girls.
Backed by big Asian investors, the start-up will escalate the battle with its American rival in a country with a growing middle class and low car ownership.
A Nobel Peace Prize laureate discusses his strategy for reducing the global dangers of extreme wealth concentration.
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RJD chief Lalu Prasad on Thursday said Lord Ram will punish the BJP as it has been doing politics in his name.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday arrived in the Gurez Sector along the Line of Control (LoC) in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district to celebrate Diwali with the troops there.
Greenpeace in January 2017 claimed that 1.2 million deaths in India are caused by air pollution every year.
EAM Sushma Swaraj took to Twitter and announced thaat all genuine pending medical visa applications from Pakistani nationals will be cleared.
Tillerson said that India and the US need to serve as eastern and western beacons, so that it does not become a region of disorder, conflict and predatory economics.