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Ranchi: The Jharkhand police, on Wednesday (September 18) reinstated the murder charges against all the accused in the mob-lynching case of Tabrez A...

In a first, Rajnath Singh does a sortie in Tejas fighter aircraft

Bengaluru: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday flew in the Tejas fighter aircraft from the HAL airport in Bengaluru, becoming the first defence minister to fly in the indigenously-built light combat aircraft.

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Saudi Arabia presents evidence of attacks on oil fields, points to Iran

Saudi Arabia on Wednesday (Septemebr 18) presented evidence of recent attacks on its oil facilities and claimed that these proved Iranian involvement in the attacks, according to reports.

Shah makes a U-turn, says never asked for imposition of Hindi

New Delhi: Amid a huge backlash over his comments on Hindi as a “unifying language”, Union home minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday (September 19) that he had never asked for the imposition of Hindi over regional languages and added, “If some people want to do politics, it is their choice.”

Jio adds 85.39 lakh users in July; Airtel, Idea lose 60 lakh users combined

New Delhi: Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio added 85.39 lakh mobile users in July, while arch rivals Bharti Airtel and Vodafone Idea lost a cumulative 60 lakh users during the month, according to Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) data. The overall telephone subscribers in India, mobile and landline combined, increased to 118.9 crore at the end of ...

Mamata meets PM Modi, raises issue of renaming West Bengal

New Delhi: West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress leader Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday (September 18) raised the issue of renaming West Bengal during a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The West Bengal assembly has passed a resolution to rename the state as 'Bangla'. Describing her meeting with the prime minister as fruitful, Banerjee to...

Govt will implement NRC countrywide, says Amit Shah

Chennai: Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday (September 18) said that the government will roll out a countrywide National Register of Citizens (NRC). “Can an Indian go and live illegally in US, UK, Russia? No, then how can other nationals reside in India without legal documentation? That’s why I believe NRC should be implemented all over the country,...

JNU case: Court asks Delhi govt to decide within a month on sanction to prosecute Kan...

New Delhi: A court here has asked the Delhi government to decide within one month on the sanction to prosecute former JNU Students Union president Kanhaiya Kumar and others in a sedition case. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Manish Khurana said the delay in taking a decision on the matter has caused wastage of judicial time as the case had been listed and ad...

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New Delhi: The telecom department is likely to push, by a week or 10 days, the deadline for submission of bids for roping in an agency that will be tasked to conduct spectrum auction in various bands, including 5G, as it plans to tweak eligibility norms to ensure maximum participation by prospective auctioneers. The government had invited bids for selectio...

At 17.5 million, Indian diaspora largest in the world: UN report

New Delhi: India was the leading country of origin of international migrants in 2019 with a 17.5 million strong diaspora, according to new estimates released by the United Nations, which said the number of migrants globally reached an estimated 272 million. The International Migrant Stock 2019, a dataset released by the Population Division of the UN Depart...

Govt approves ordinance to ban production, import of e-cigarettes

Chennai: Finance minister Nirmala Sitharam on Wednesday (September 18) announced that the Cabinet has approved the decision to ban e-cigarettes. The minister made the announcement at a press conference in Delhi after the Cabinet meet.

Pakistan slams Jaishankar’s views on PoK, urges world to take note

Islamabad: Within hours of the Indian External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stating that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of India and that New Delhi would have physical jurisdiction over it one day, Pakistan condemned his comments by terming them 'irresponsible and belligerent'. In response, Pakistan, on Tuesday (September 18), urged the interna...

SC hauls up Kerala HC for overlooking order on Malankara Church dispute

Chennai: In a strongly worded remark, the Supreme Court on September 17 disapproved of a Kerala High Court order that went against its judgement on the Malankara Church dispute in Kerala. The Supreme Court has said that Kerala is a part of the Indian Territory and the Kerala High Court is bound to follow the law declared by the top court. In 2017, the...

SC to wrap up Ayodhya case by Oct 18, keeps mediation route open

A five-member bench of the Supreme Court has set October 18 as the target date to complete the hearing of the Ayodhya land dispute case. The court said the petitioners can also decide if they want to settle the dispute through mediation, even though daily hearings will continue in the case.

PoK part of India, will have control one day, says Jaishankar

New Delhi: Addressing his first press conference after assuming the office in the Modi 2.0 government in May, external affairs minister S Jaishankar said on Tuesday (September 17) that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK) is a part of India and New Delhi expects to have physical jurisdiction over it one day. “Our position has, is and will always be very clear on P...

Kerala all-party meet decides on legal recourse to halt Maradu flats demolition

Chennai: The all-party meeting headed by Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday (September 17) decided on a slew of measures to avoid the demolition of the Maradu flats near Kochi. As part of its efforts, it was decided to send a three-member team consisting of K Gopalakrishna Bhat (secretary, local self-government), Mohammed Sarifulla (di...

Indigenously built Astra missile test-fired from Sukhoi-30 MKI

Balasore (Odisha): India successfully test-fired its indigenously developed all-weather air-to-air missile Astra off Odisha coast on Tuesday (September 17). The state-of-the-art missile was launched from a Sukhoi-30 MKI combat aircraft from the Bay of Bengal as part of user trials by the Indian Air Force (IAF), according to an official statement. "The live aerial ...

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New Delhi: CPI(M) leader from Kashmir Mohd Yousuf Tarigami on Tuesday (September 17) criticised the Centre for detaining former chief minister Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act (PSA) and said that "people across the border are clapping" that the government has done what they could not. Addressing a press conference with CPI(M) General Secretary S...

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Chennai: Criticising the multi-party parliamentary system followed in India, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday (September 17) said that people are now wondering whether it has “failed”.

Six crore EPFO members to get 8.65% interest for 2018-19, says Gangwar

New Delhi: Labour minister Santosh Gangwar on Tuesday (September 17) said over 6 crore EPFO accounts will be credited with interest amount at 8.65% for 2018-19 ahead of the festival season. The Central Board of Trustees – the apex decision-making body of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) – had approved 8.65% interest rate for the last fisca...

Shivakumar’s bail plea kept on hold, sent to judicial custody

Bengaluru: A special Delhi Court on September 17 (Tuesday) remanded Karnataka Congress leader DK Shivakumar to judicial custody. The court posted the hearing on his bail peal to Wednesday (September 18). Enforcement Directorate (ED) on September 3 arrested the Congress leader in an alleged money laundering case. In a similar pattern, after the expiry of...

Will focus on issues related to Bengal during meeting with PM: Mamata

Kolkata: Describing her scheduled meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday (September 18) in New Delhi as a "courtesy" one, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday (September 17) said she would highlight various issues like funds that are due to the state. Talking to reporters at city airport before leaving for the national c...

HC permits JNU election panel to declare students’ union poll results

Chennai: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday permitted the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) election committee to declare the results of the students union polls held on September 6. Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva also allowed the JNU administration to notify the poll results in accordance with Lyngdoh committee recommendations. The court had restrained the varsi...

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In a dramatic twist after the death of former Andhra Pradesh Speaker Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, one of his close relatives accused the veteran TDP leader’s son of being responsible for the death.

Calcutta HC extends interim protection from arrest to Mukul Roy till Nov 8

Kolkata: The Calcutta High Court on Tuesday (September 17) extended interim protection from arrest to BJP leader Mukul Roy in a case of alleged payout for a railway panel membership till November 8. A division bench comprising justices S Munshi and S Dasgupta adjourned the hearing of Roy's plea till November 5 on a prayer by the West Bengal government. A...

PM asks Indians to pitch ideas for ‘Howdy Modi’ talk in US

A few days ahead of ‘Howdy, Modi’, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will jointly address more than 50,000 diaspora Indians along with US president Donald Trump at Houston in Texas, Modi on Tuesday (September 17) asked people to pitch ideas for his address at the event.

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Chennai: Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal lashed out at the BJP over the detention of Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act on Monday (September 16) He questioned whether the step was prompted by MDMK chief Vaiko's plea in the Supreme Court seeking a directive that the former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister be produced before it. A patron of ...

Modi lauds Patel’s vision, says J&K decision inspired by him

Prime Minister Narendra Modi who turned 69 on Tuesday (September 17) began his day with a visit to the Statue of Unity and the Sardar Sarovar Dam on the river Narmada in his home state of Gujarat. The prime minister also kicked off the ‘Namame Narmade’ festival near the dam later. Modi had inaugurated the Statue of Unity, billed as the tallest i...