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The Maharashtra government may have calmed the Marathas with some sops, but the community’s reservation demand remains a political and legal headache for CM Devendra Fadnavis.
We fought the election really well. Meanwhile, to save one MP, Congress lost 16 MLAs. That its biggest leader, with 26 years’ experience, won by a margin of 0.4% speaks for itself, Bhupender said.
Under SLNP, Rajasthan leads the country with an installation of 7.85 lakh LED street lights followed by Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat with 6.03 lakh and 5.4 lakh, respectively.
"Chouhan has done remarkable work in MP. Under his leadership Madhya Pradesh, once a laggard, has become a developed state," Shah said.
Fourteen coaches of the Utkal Express derailed today in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh this evening, causing many deaths and injuries.
The BJP has to capitalise on Modi's popularity as long as it brings in the votes. Hence, it may be forced to hold general elections in 2018 instead of 2019.
According to reports, 18477 Puri Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed near Khatauli, Muzaffarnagar. Helpline numbers are 9760534054, 5101 & 94544 55183.
At least 18 people were feared killed and over 100 others injured, including women and children, when Haridwar bound Kalinga Utkal Express train derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, about 500 kilometres from here, on Saturday. Eye witness accounts claimed that the number of dead was more and said that many people were still trapped inside the badly mangled coaches of the train.The number of injured was put at over 100. The death toll could go up as many of the injured since many are said to be in critical condition. Additional director general of UP police, law and order, Ana
The tracks near Khatauli railway station in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, where Haridwar bound Puri-Haridwar Kalinga-Utkal Express train derailed on Saturday evening, were under repair, according to the local residents. The residents of Jagatpur Colony near which the train derailed claimed that the repair work on the tracks had been going on for past several days but there was signboard there. Senior police officials here also admitted that repair work was on at the tracks near Khatauli. Recovery of nuts, bolts and hammer near the tracks also lent credence to the claims about track
Janata Dal (United) president and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday dared rebel Rajya Sabha MP and former party chief Sharad Yadav to split the JD (U). Launching a blistering attack during the national executive committee meeting here in the State Capital, Nitish reminded Sharad how he persuaded George Fernandes, the then JD (U) president, to send him (Sharad) to Rajya Sabha when he lost the Lok Sabha polls in 2004.“We have 71 MLAs, 30 MLCs, besides two MPs in the Lok Sabha. Sharad ji, if you have guts and courage, please try to split the party. Not one MLA or MLC is with you. An
The global investor rights law firm, Rosen Law Firm, along with two other US law firms Bronstein, Gewirtz and Grossman and Pomerantz Law Firm will be investigating potential securities claims on behalf of shareholders of Infosys, following the exit of Vishal Sikka as CEO & MD of the company.Rosen Law Firm claimed that the investigation is “resulting from allegations that Infosys may have issued materially misleading business information to the investing public.”While Bronstein, Gewirtz and Grossman said that the investigation concerns whether “Infosys and certain of its officers and/or d
An earthquake of 4.5 magnitude on Richter scale jolted Chandoli-Koyana area of Maharashtra tonight, district administration officials here said.Tremors were felt around 10.22 pm, they said. The epicentre of the earthquake was near Dhakale village in Shahuwadi taluka of Kolhapur, the officials said.More information is awaited.
The government has extended the last date for filing GST returns and tax payment for the month of July by five days to August 25, 2017. An announcement to this effect was made by the Goods and Services Taxes Implementation Committee, consisting of State and Central government officers, on Saturday. Since it would be the first return to be filed under GST, tax payers and the tax practitioners had requested for a few more days to file their return, an official release said. There have also been requests from the States hit by floods to extend the last date for filing of GST returns. J
India has not yet decided on stripping Pakistan of the “Most Favoured Nation” for trade status, although it has been under review since the September 2016 terror attack at Uri in Kashmir.After the terror attack on the Indian Army base at Uri in northern Kashmir on September 18 last year, the government had initiated a review of the “Most Favoured Nation” or MFN status that India had granted to Pakistan for bilateral trade. Though 11 months passed since then, the government is yet to take a call on revoking the status, which India had granted to Pakistan without reciprocation from the n
The Islamic State group today claimed responsibility for deadly attacks in Spain and stabbings in Russia, in statements carried by the jihadists' propaganda agency."Attacks by the soldiers of the caliphate in Spain... led to the deaths and wounding of more than 120 people from the states of the Crusader alliance," Amaq said in a statement on its Telegram account.IS said its fighters "ran over several Crusaders with a truck in the coastal town of Cambrils".Eight hours after a deadly van attack on Thursday afternoon that left 13 people dead in Barcelona, an Audi A3 car rammed into pedestrians in
At least 20 passengers were injured when six coaches of 18477 Puri-Haridwar Kalinga Utkal Express derailed today near Muzaffarnagar in Uttar Pradesh According to reports, the incident took place near Khatauli, a town in Muzaffarna
"Your smartphone can be hacked in 20 seconds." Yes, you heard it right. With India embracing digital innovation, more and more people are using smartphones in their day-to-day lives. Smartphones have now become an integral...
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday challenged rebel JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav to split the party after the latter did not attend the national executive meeting of the party and held a parallel meeting...
The government today extended by 5 days till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge...
Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui says, he is presently the "highest paid actor in Bollywood in terms of acting" and he has thanked film makers for this. Replying to questions in Rajat Sharma's show 'Aap Ki...
Ahead of Rahul Gandhi’s visit to Gorakhpur today, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath warned the Congress vice president that he will not allow the city to become a picnic spot. “A Prince sitting in Delhi...
The Janata Dal-United led by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday virtually put rebel leader Sharad Yadav on notice, hinting at action against him if he attends the RJD rally on August 27. Party...
More casualties are feared as a number of passengers are said to have been trapped in the derailed coaches
Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal United (JD-U) today passed a resolution to join the NDA. The resolution was adopted by the party's national council which met today in Patna.
Bedi, who was riding pillion, used her dupatta to partially cover her face to avoid being recognised.
A distressing video went viral on the internet. In the video, a little kid was seen begging for mercy and love as a woman taught the little one how to count. Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa and Shikhar Dhawan also shared the video condemning the act.
India Today's Vidhi Malla spoke to Paralympic silver medallist Deepa Malik, who is suffering from spinal tumour, about her success.
The woman alleged that the man passed lewd comments to which she objected and complained to the gym trainer.
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Hindi film "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha", which attempts to spread the message of eradicating open defecation in an entertaining vein, surpassed the Rs 100 crore on the eighth day since its release in India, its makers said on Saturday.
India is all set to play first ODI against Sri Lanka on August 20 in Dambulla. Speaking ahead of the first One Day, Indian Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli said K.L. Rahul will continue to play in the middle order. He also praised Manish Pandey who performed tremendously well when given a chance in the absence of K.L. Rahul. About Ajinkya, the skipper said, "Ajinkya understands that at this stage, he is 3rd opener of team. We'll certainly back him there."
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) Known for working with a riot of colours and psychedelic prints to produce quirky designs loved all around, ace designer Manish Arora says it is the time when India should not be separated from the world in terms of fashion as the customer has become global. "I actually like to make everything one now because there is no need to separate India," Arora told IANS in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) Winter/Festive 2017. Adding about his global plan for brand Manish Arora, he said: "India is no more a market where you have to separate it because the customer is as global as in China or Middle East or Europe.
Mumbai, Aug 19 (IANS) India came back from a goal down to edge past Mauritius 2-1 in their first game of the Tri-Nation football tournament here at the Mumbai Football Arena on Saturday. Jean Mervyn Jocelyn (15th) gave the visitors a shock lead before Robin Singh (37th) restored parity and substitute Balwant Singh (62nd) scored the winner. India, without skipper Sunil Chhetri, nippy wideman Udanta Singh and first choice goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu among a few Bengaluru FC players who would miss the tournament due to their AFC Cup commitments, started on a dismal note.
The members of Shiv Sena, BJP and All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen (AIMIM) on Saturday created a ruckus in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) after the controversy on reciting 'Vande Matram'. The song was played at the beginning of the General Body meeting but two AIMIM members did not stand for the song. The members of the ruling bench objected to this and started raising slogans demanding action against them. This led to scuffle between the two fronts and the microphones were damaged. The mayor suspended the membership of two members for a day and adjourned the proceeding for an hour. After the house re-assembled, the same scenario led to deferring the proceeding for the second time. Security personals and cops were called in the house to handle the situation.
India was the theme country for the week-long 2017 Stockholm Cultural Festival, which coincided with the 70th Independence Day. The Stockholm City Council awarded the Embassy of India a prime slot opposite the Royal Castle to enable it to unfurl the Indian tricolor. Hailing the contribution of Sweden and India in the digital economy, Minister of Enterprise and Innovation Mikael Damberg said they would like to see more Indian companies operating in Sweden. Ambassador of India to Sweden and Latvia Monika Kapil Mohta said this is the first time that a non-EU country has been chosen as the theme country at the Stockholm Culture Festival. Stockholmers even have had an opportunity to see table maestro Zakhir Hussain performing to a packed audience.
Kolkata, Aug 19 (IANS) Competitors from Bangladesh, Spain and Thailand, alongside India, will take part in the 74th edition of the National Open Water Swimming Competition slated to get underway in Bengal's Murshidabad district from August 27, it was announced on Saturday. Organised by the Murshidabad Swimming Association, and recognised by the Swimming Federation of India (SFI), the meet will have 81 km and 19 km categories. Spain's Jose Luis Larrosa Chorro, Cesar Hernandez Ruiz and Ponce Daniel will take part in the 81 km men's category while Thailand's Andreas Hvass will be seen in action in the 19 km men's section.
Dambulla, Aug 19 (IANS) India captain Virat Kohli on Saturday hinted at playing left-arm wrist (chinaman) spinner Kuldeep Yadav and leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal in the first One-Day International (ODI) cricket match against Sri Lanka at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium here on Sunday. Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, Kuldeep and Yuzvendra are captain Kohli's options among slow bowlers in the five-match series for India, who have rested spin-twins Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.
In a major train accident, at least 23 passengers were killed and over 40 injured when 14 coaches of the Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express jumped the rails in Khatauli near Muzaffarnagar this evening, officials said.
Hours after the derailment of 14 coaches of Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express which killed 23 people and injured over 70, it emerged that that driver of the train was unaware of track maintenance being carried out at the spot where the mishap occurred on Saturday. The accident, said railway sources, seemed to be the result of the failure and negligence of railways staff.
The government on Saturday extended till August 25 the last date for filing returns and payment of taxes under the GST regime after the GSTN portal faced technical issues because of a huge rush. Earlier, the cut-off for filing maiden GST returns for July was scheduled to end on August 20.
There is no let up in the flood fury across eastern part of the country, especially in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar, as raging waters of the rivers originating from Nepal continue to cause havoc in vast areas. The death toll from drowning, collapsed houses and landslides triggered by monsoon rains climbed to around 578 on Saturday.
After the anti-corruption bureau of Karnataka filed two FIRs naming former chief minister BS Yeddyurappa in a land de-notification issue earlier this week, his party the BJP has hit back.
A family court in Rajasthan's Bhilwara district has granted a divorce plea filed by a woman on the premise that there was no separate room for the couple and no toilet in the house, holding that it...
Terming the deaths of scores of children at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur as a "government made tragedy", Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath...
U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a...
Army personnel allegedly thrashed two policemen in Kupwara district of Kashmir today after they objected to "harassment" of a civilian by the soldiers, sources said.
A man who was under constant pressure by his relatives to pay back a sum of money he had borrowed from them, allegedly registered a false case of his son's abduction in Ghaziabad, in a bid to save his...
Authorities in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir organised a special camp to consider and finalise cases of compensation under ex-gratia relief to terrorism-affected families in the district.
'All efforts being taken to ensure speedy relief and rescue operations,' Rail Minister Suresh Prabhu said.
'The meanness of the board statement apart, it nowhere answers the most fundamental and damaging aspects of the deteriorating work culture among top company executives to which Narayana Murthy had been repeatedly drawing attention,' says B S Raghavan, the distinguished civil servant.
'The vehicles have evolved, the mindset hasn't. And it won't, not until boys are reformed to understand, imbibe and espouse the importance of consent,' says Veenu Sandhu.
'This slender yet joyous film introduces so many fresh insanities and has such an endless stream of wisecracking that it takes on shades of a running ballad,' notes Sreehari Nair.
Prince Gold and Diamonds India Pvt Ltd plans to strengthen its presence in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. On the completion of its first year of operation in Coimbatore, Joseph Prince, Director, s...
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The shocking revelation came after RTI activist Anil Galgali sought information from the government regarding the rules and regulations governing the usage of the guest house located on the Malabar Hills overlooking the Arabian Sea.
India football coach Stephen Constantine indirectly suggested that Gurpreet Singh Sandhu made the right choice by moving to Bengaluru FC from Norwegian side Stabaek FC in search of regular first team action.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 18 (ANI): Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court will today hear the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in regard with the Gorakhpur tragedy in which at least 30 kids died in 48 hours at Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College's Nehru Hospital on August 10 and 11.
Istanbul, [Turkey] August 18 (ANI): Bogazici University's Kandilli Observatory in Turkey said an earthquake larger than magnitude 7 is expected to hit country's Marmara region in the near future. As per Xinhua report, speaking at a press conference in Istanbul marking the 18th anniversary of a big earthquake that killed around 18,000 in northwestern Turkey, head of the Observatory Haluk Ozener said, "All the scientists have admitted that fact." "We can detect possible magnitudes and possible locations of future earthquakes but due to today's technology we cannot know their specific dates," Ozener added.
Nairobi, Aug 18 (IANS) At least 109 children were among the more than 300 people who were killed in the deadly floods and mudslides that swept through Sierra Leone earlier in the week, a UN agency said. The number could grow as search and rescue operations are ongoing and over 600 people remain missing, after heavy rainfall caused a natural disaster in the Sierra Leonean capital Freetown on Monday, the United Nations children's fund (UNICEF) said on Thursday.
Barcelona [Spain], August 18 (ANI): Sikh Gurdwaras in Barcelona are lending helping hand at the time of crisis after at least 13 persons have been killed and more than 50 injured in a terrorist attack in Las Ramblas district. A Sikh man, Harjinder S Kukreja from Punjab took to Twitter to inform people that Gurdwaras in Barcelona are offering help to those who are in need.
The initiative was taken in a meeting headed by Gurgaon Police Commissioner Sandeep Khairwar with all DCP and ACP-rank officials following a directive of Haryana Police Director General of Police (DGP), B S Sandhu in this regard, Gurgaon Police PRO Ravinder Kumar said.
Cardiff City continued their unbeaten start to the season in the Championship by beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-1 away, with a fifth goal in four games from Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.
Five migrant workers, including a teenage girl, engaged in mining in Yamuna river bed in Sirmaur district were today rescued from the swollen river hours after they got trapped in the river when the water was released from a nearby dam, officials said.
Around 12 houses collapsed and two women got trapped in rubble after a portion of land subsided in Koiribandh Basti in Jharia mines fire area today, officials said.
The tragic accident in Khatauli area in the district was not a nightmare for just the passengers of the ill-fated Utkal Express, but also for the locals whose houses lined the tracks, and are now splattered with blood.
South Africa coach Allister Coetzee praised the patience of his side as they produced a high-energy second half performance to overcome Argentina 37-15 in their Rugby Championship opener at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.
In her last days in India, the Times bureau chief wrestles with a murder covered up in plain sight, and with what she was leaving behind.
Yuvraj Singh Dhesi, better known as Jinder Mahal, is helping the WWE attract fans from its next big target: India.
Many people’s mistakes contributed to the cataclysmic violence that followed Indian independence. But at the root of it was the Raj.
The girl, who had been raped by an uncle, was told that she had a kidney stone that needed removal. She was under anesthesia while a cesarean section was performed.
India’s Muslim population has begun to fear that the anxieties of the Muslims who fought for the creation of Pakistan could be coming true.
The video, produced by China’s state-run news media and filled with stereotypes and stilted jokes, could escalate tensions between the two countries.
The Modi government has been sharply criticized after children died when a vendor cut off oxygen supplies for lack of payment.
The mishap took place at the Meerut-Saharanpur section of Delhi division of Northern railway. Sources said some of the coaches crashed into nearby houses causing major damage to public and property.
The tragic accident in Khatauli area in the district was not a nightmare for just the passengers of the ill-fated Utkal Express, but also for the locals whose houses lined the tracks.
The ruling BJP hasn’t a fixed target of winning 350 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, but is looking to score much beyond that figure in the next general polls.
Congress chief Sonia Gandhi today expressed shock and grief at the derailment of the Utkal Express in Muzaffarnagar that killed least 23 people and injured many others.
The derailment of the Puri- Haridwar Utkal Kalinga Express near Muzaffarnagar resulted in the cancellation of three train services.
Fifteen rhinos and a Royal Bengal Tiger were among 227 animals which have perished so far in the Kaziranga National Park.
The Bharatiya Janata Party is learnt to have decided to tread cautiously on emotive issues such as the demand for religion status to Lingayats, separate State flag, and “imposition” of Hindi, rather t...
According to reports, during his visit, the Army chief would review the status with the local commanders of the Army and Air Force, also taking stock of military preparations in the Eastern Ladakh region
Without taking names, Nitish said that few people talk about mandate whilst aware that the mandate was given to fight against corruption, for the development and welfare of the state and not for the welfare of a particular family.
Days after Indian and Chinese troops got involved in a shuffle in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh, a video of the stone pelting surfaced on Saturday, but army sources, however, said they cannot confirm its authenticity.
A study carried out by IndiaSpend website had claimed that “excessive traffic” and “underinvestment in rail infrastructure” were main factors for derailments.
A cabin crew member of national carrier Air India has been arrested by customs officers for allegedly trying to smuggle narcotic by hiding it in a meal service cart of a flight.
Nitish Kumar said Sharad Yadav is free to do whatever he wants. "But he will not be able to do anything. It is for all to see. All 71 MLAs and 30 MLCs along with two Lok Sabha MPs are with us."
A 30-year-old man allegedly killed a college-going girl by setting her on fire on Saturday, apparently for rejecting his advances, and committed suicide, police said.