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New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday said there is an "undeclared Emergency" on radio, television and newspapers in the country, after reports that public broadcaster Prasar Bharati had censored the Independence Day speech of Tripura Chief Minister Manik Sarkar. "I was listening to radio newsMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 22:29 IST
New Delhi: The Finance Ministry and the World Bank on Wednesday signed a grant agreement of $24.64 million from the Global Environment Facility (GEF) of the World Bank for ecosystem service improvement project, said an official. The project would be financed entirely by the World Bank out of its GEFMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 21:58 IST
New Delhi: Six women Naval officers, who are set to undertake the first-ever Indian circumnavigation of the globe by an all-women crew, on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi who exhorted them to project the country s capabilities and strengths across the world. The expedition on sailing vesselMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 21:54 IST | Updated 22:01 IST
New Delhi: Industries in the north eastern and Himalayan states will continue to get tax exemption till March 2027, albeit as refund, under the current GST regime which was rolled out on July 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. "Within the framework of the GST Act each industry willMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 16:41 IST
Chennai: In a departure from its proposal to set free all seven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, the Tamil Nadu government has opposed the plea for premature release of B Robert Payas, a Sri Lankan national. The state government opposed Payas' release in a counter affidavit filed inMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 22:47 IST
New Delhi: Russian President Vladimir Putin has greeted India on its Independence Day and expressed readiness to strengthen the "special privileged partnership" in the interest of peoples of the two countries and to ensure international stability and security. Responding to the message, PrimeMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 22:41 IST
Guwahati: All trains to the Northeast from rest of the country have been cancelled till August 20 due to damages on tracks due to floods in Assam, West Bengal and Bihar, officials said on Wednesday. "The Railway Board has directed all zonal railways to cancel trains travelling from various parts ofMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 22:32 IST | Updated 22:34 IST
New Delhi: Twenty-five passengers of the Mumbai-Delhi August Kranti Rajdhani Express were robbed of valuables worth Rs 10-15 lakh in the early hours today, apparently near Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh. According to preliminary information received by the Railways Ministry, seven coaches of the trainMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 22:22 IST
Guwahati: Following the third spell of devastating flood hitting the state, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Monday rushed to the National Capital to discuss the problem with the Prime Minister. "Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal, who jetted off to New Delhi on Wednesday, would meet PrimeMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 22:22 IST | Updated 22:27 IST
New Delhi: The Centre on Wednesday approved the closure of a corporation involved in developing and managing forestry plantations in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. "The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the closure of the Andaman andMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 21:06 IST
Hyderabad: Holding the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh responsible for the death of children at a hospital in Gorakhpur, All India Majlis-e-Ittehad-ul Muslimeen president Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday demanded an inquiry.
Published 16-Aug-2017 21:59 IST
New Delhi: Personal liberty cannot be compromised at the altar of what the State may perceive as justice, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said while granting bail to former Assam Public Service Commission (APSC) chairman Rakesh Kumar Paul in a case of alleged corruption. A three-judge bench headed byMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 21:48 IST
New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Wednesday discussed the option of sending Haj pilgrims from India through the sea route with Saudi Arabian Ambassador Mohammed Alsati, who called on him at his office. Naqvi said that various issues related to the ongoingMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 20:36 IST
New Delhi: In a bid to silence critics, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said there was no confusion in figures given by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his Independence Day speech on black money deposited in banks after demonetisation. He said the figures on potential revenue gainMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 20:30 IST
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said its former judge Justice R V Raveendran, under whose guidance the NIA would probe a controversial case of annulment of marriage, would be paid by the Centre a consolidated fee of Rs one lakh, besides Rs two lakh per day for travelling outsideMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 20:09 IST | Updated 20:22 IST
Jaipur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Udaipur in Rajasthan on August 29, state Home Minister Gulab Chand said on Wednesday. Chand said the prime minister will be addressing a mass gathering at Khelgaon Maidan in the city.
Published 16-Aug-2017 20:07 IST
New Delhi: Hyderabad University Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula did not commit suicide because of any pressure exerted by union ministers Smriti Irani and Bandaru Dattatreya or university's Vice Chancellor Appa Rao Podile and that it was a decision "of his own", an inquiry commission has found.
Published 16-Aug-2017 19:56 IST | Updated 21:50 IST
New Delhi: Days after it formed government in Bihar with the BJP, the Janata Dal-United on Wednesday said it will join the NDA, and the party would pass a resolution to the effect on August 19. "During our party's executive meeting a resolution will be passed to join the NDA," party generalMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 19:50 IST
Harda (MP): In a gesture that promotes communal amity, a 21-year-old Muslim woman from Pakistan who is on a visit here, will carry an idol of Goddess Saraswati as a gift for her Hindu friend in Karachi. The woman, a resident of Karachi in Pakistan, bought the idol of the goddess from a local marketMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 19:27 IST
New Delhi: Senior army officers of India and China held a meeting in eastern Ladakh on Wednesday to discuss peace, a day after their troops engaged in a scuffle when Chinese soldiers tried to enter the Indian side in Pangong Lake area, sources said. According to sources in the Army, aMore
Published 16-Aug-2017 19:16 IST | Updated 22:29 IST

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