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India's industrial activity likely to remain subdued in near term: Report

India's industrial activity is expected to remain subdued in the near term, owing to muted domestic demand, weak global economic outlook and uncertai...

Nine held in Maharashtra for links with ISIS

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested nine people from Thane and Aurangabad for their alleged links with banned terror outfit ISIS,...

Maharashtra cabinet approves Rs 25 cr for Divyangs

In a move that will benefit around 650 Divyang (differently-abled) people in the state, the Maharashtra cabinet on Tuesday gave its approval to provi...

PM to address BJP workers in North Goa on Jan 27

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address BJP's booth-level workers from North Goa parliamentary constituency through video conference on January 27,...

EC writes to Delhi Police seeking FIR against self-proclaimed cyber expert

The Election Commission on Tuesday asked the Delhi Police to lodge an FIR against a self-proclaimed cyber expert for his claims that the 2014 Lok Sab...

BSF hands over 31 stranded Rohingyas to Tripura Police

The BSF on Tuesday handed over the 31 Rohingya Muslims, who were stranded on the India-Bangladesh border since January 18, to the Tripura police, aft...

SC to take 'in-chamber' decision on listing of plea challenging Article 35-A

The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would take an "in-chamber" decision on listing of a petition challenging the constitutional validity of Article ...

Court reserves order on summoning scribe as accused in defamation case filed by Akbar

A Delhi court on Tuesday reserved for January 29 its order on whether to summon journalist Priya Ramani as an accused in a defamation case filed by f...

Naveen Patnaik scuttling development of Odisha: Minister

Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan accused Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik of scuttling the state's development by putting obstacles in the launc...

Ailing Parrikar to present Goa budget on Jan 30

Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar would be presenting the annual budget for the financial year 2019-20 in the state assembly on January 30, ...

Man gets 7 years rigorous imprisonment for robbery

A Thane court has awarded seven years' rigorous imprisonment to a 36-year-old man for robbing a person and injuring him. Additional Sessions Judge R....

After heavy rain, Delhi's air quality at year's best

Heavy rains drastically reduced the pollution level of the national capital, which recorded the best air quality of this year on Tuesday, authorities...

Mayawati demands ballot papers for LS polls

BSP supremo Mayawati demanded that the upcoming Lok Sabha polls be held using ballot papers instead of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). The demand ...

Citizenship bill: Mizoram body calls for R-Day boycott

Mizoram's NGO Coordination Committee, an umbrella organisation of civil societies and students' bodies, has called for a boycott of the Republic Day ...

Shimla, Manali receive heavy snowfall

Himachal Pradesh's capital city Shimla and other tourist places of the state like Manali, Kufri and Narkanda received heavy snowfall since the wee ho...

HC asks Vadra, his mother to appear before ED on Feb 12

The Rajasthan High Court on Monday asked Robert Vadra and his partners in Skylight Hospitality Private Limited, including his mother Maureen Vadra to...

Congress organised EVM hackathon in London: Minister

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged that the Congress had organised the EVM hackathon in London in which a cyber expert claimed that the 2014 ...

NRIs are India's brand ambassadors: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi described NRIs as India's brand ambassadors and said they were the symbols of the country's capabilities. The prime min...

Mehul Choksi will be brought back to India: Minister

Home Minister Rajnath Singh asserted that absconding diamantaire Mehul Choksi will not be spared and will be brought back to India to face the law. R...

Arun Jaitley rubbishes EVM rigging allegations

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley rubbished the allegation of rigging of the electronic voting machines (EVMs) and said the insanity of the Congress is i...

India up one place on global talent competitiveness ranking at 80th

India has moved up one position to rank 80th on the global talent competitive index, but remains a laggard among the BRICS nations, a new survey show...

Rajasthan govt mulling to set up petroleum university

The Rajasthan government has proposed a three-year diploma course in petroleum engineering at the Government Polytechnic College in Jodhpur and is mu...

Lakhs of devotees take dip in Ganga on 'Paush Purnima'

Braving intense chill, around 35 lakh devotees took a dip in the River Ganga on Monday on the occasion of Paush Purnima - the second auspicious bathi...

Rajasthan govt launches special screening drive for swine flu

The Rajasthan government launched a special screening drive for swine flu in the state where 49 people have died and 1,233 found positive this year. ...

PM condoles demise of Lingayat seer

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of a prominent Lingayat seer, saying he lived for the people, especially the poor. The seer of Tumak...

Mata Amritanandamayi says Sabarimala incidents 'unfortunate'

Describing the recent incidents in Sabarimala as 'unfortunate', Mata Amritanandamayi said temples are the pillars of our culture and if they are dest...

Shivakumara Swami of Siddaganga Mutt passes away

Shivakumara Swami, the head of Sree Siddaganga Mutt in Karnataka's Tumakuru, has died at the age of 111. He had been unwell for a while and was brief...

India to soon have own standard of apparel size: Smriti

Union minister Smriti Irani said Indian textiles and garments industry would soon get its own country-specific apparel size. Addressing the 'Textile ...

BJP MLA apologises for objectionable remarks on Mayawati

After courting controversy over her remarks against BSP supremo Mayawati, BJP MLA Sadhana Singh issued an apology, clarifying that she did not mean t...