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Accused in rape of minor girl in Kerala held

A man accused of raping a minor girl in Kanjirappally, was nabbed in the early hours of Saturday, police said. Arun Suresh, hailing from Karimbukayam...

Security beefed up at Sabarimala

Security has been beefed up at Lord Ayyappa temple in Sabarimala and nearby areas in view of the anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition , Devaswom of...

Shrikumar Menon granted bail on complaint filed by Manju Warrier

Malayalam film director V.A Shrikumar Menon was on Thursday arrested and later freed on bail on a complaint filed by actress Manju Warrier for allege...

Verdict allowing women into Sabarimala not the 'final word':SC

The Supreme Court on Thursday said its 2018 verdict allowing entry of girls and women of all ages into the Ayyappa temple at Kerala's Sabarimala was ...

Need to be alert against Pakistan: Rajnath Singh

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said India has no extra-territorial ambitions but asked the armed forces to be alert against Pakistan "which pursues t...

3.18 lakh children missing since 2014: Minister

A total of 3.18 lakh children, including 52,272 in Madhya Pradesh, have gone missing in the country since 2014 , Women and Child Development Minister...

UP becoming country's rape capital: Congress

The Congress party demanded strict action against the accused in the Unnao case, saying the Uttar Pradesh government has to wake up to realise that t...

Contribute towards welfare of armed forces: PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to contribute in the Armed Forces Flag Day fund for the welfare of armed forces personnel. "On Armed Forces...

Trump calls on World Bank to stop lending to China

U.S President Donald Trump lashed out at the World Bank on Friday, blaming the international financial institution for lending money to China. "Why i...

Elon Musk cleared of defamation over 'pedo guy' tweet

Tesla co-founder Elon Musk has been cleared of defamation by a jury in Los Angeles over a tweet in which he labeled a British caver 'pedo guy'. The j...

Trump pulls back on designating Mexico cartels as 'terror' groups

U.S President Donald Trump pulled back on his stated plans to designate Mexican drug cartels as terror groups, saying he was doing so at the request ...

Trump urges UNSC to address shared security threat

U.S President Donald Trump urged United Nations Security Council members to address shared security threats and promote religious liberty across the ...

Parliament passes Bill to give ownership rights to residents

Parliament passed a bill to grant ownership rights to people living in 1,731 unauthorised colonies in Delhi, benefiting eight lakh families. The Nati...

Voting Begins In 15 Assembly Constituencies In Karnataka Bypolls

Bypolls are being held in 15 assembly constituencies across Karnataka today with the ruling BJP government hoping to win at least six to remain in po...

Sabarimala pilgrimage to be a 'green' affair

As the annual pilgrimage season is progressing at Sabarimala, the Kerala government is making all efforts to make it a 'green' affair by avoiding pla...

Union cabinet clears Citizenship (Amendment) Bill

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the contentious Citizenship Amendment Bill for Parliament to take over. The Bill is now likely to be tabled in...

P. Chidambaram granted bail in INX Media case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday granted bail to Congress leader P. Chidambaram in a money laundering case related to INX Media and directed that he co...

Those skipping exams will lose their studentship: JNU

The Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union is planning to boycott the semester examinations scheduled from December 12 to protest against the ho...

HC asks Kerala govt to take control of Kothamangalam church

The Kerala High Court on Tuesday ordered the state government to immediately take over control of a Church at nearby Kothamangalam where the authorit...

Govt open to further reforms: Minister

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is open to further reforms for making India a more attractive investment destination. The gov...

Putin signs off law to label journalists as 'foreign agents'

Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a controversial law allowing independent journalists and bloggers to be labelled as 'foreign agents', a m...

Parliament passes bill to ban e-cigarettes

Parliament on Monday passed a bill prohibiting the production, trade, transport, storage and advertisement of electronic cigarettes in the country.Th...

Rural India achieved 100% ODF status: Govt

The sanitation coverage under 'Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen)' is 100 per cent and all the 5,99,963 villages have declared themselves Open-Defecatio...

Amit Shah sets 2024 deadline for NRC

BJP chief Amit Shah set a 2024 deadline for implementing the hugely divisive NRC across the country, asserting 'each and every' infiltrator will be i...

RBI may cut interest rates again to support growth

The Reserve Bank may cut interest rates for the sixth straight time on December 5 to support growth that has continued to slip to more than six-year ...

India to become $5 trillion economy by 2024: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah expressed hope that by 2024, India would become USD 5 trillion economy and be placed among the top five global economies. The...

GST revenue collection crossed Rs 1 lakh cr in Nov

GST collections crossed the Rs 1 lakh crore mark after a gap of three months in November, growing by 6 per cent to Rs 1.03 lakh crore aided by festiv...

Kerala police crack down on pillion riders without helmets

Kerala police, along with the Motor Vehicle Department of the state, intensified vehicle-checking and also wearing of helmets by pillion riders. The ...

Sister Lucy Kalappura's memoir to be released on Dec 10

Sister Lucy Kalappura, who raised her voice against rape-accused Bishop Franco Mulakkal and was expelled for it, is set to publish a memoir. Lucy tol...

M'shtra govt to review bullet train project

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray said he has ordered a review of all on-going development projects in the state, including the Mumbai- Ahm...

Hallmarking to be mandatory for gold jewellery from 2021

Hallmarking of gold jewellery and artefacts will be made mandatory across the country from January 15, 2021, to ensure the purity of the precious met...

Will bring job-oriented education policy: Minister

The Centre will bring a new policy to strengthen the education system and make it employment oriented, Union Human Resource Development Minister Rame...