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Published 19-Oct-2017 06:00 IST
New Delhi: Accusing the BJP rulers of Uttar Pradesh of having "a medieval communal mindset", the CPI-M has said that the vilification of the Taj Mahal by BJP leaders was part of a project aimed at re-writing history. "Nothing exemplifies this attitude more than their attempt to denigrate the TajMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 20:40 IST
Port Blair: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharman arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit during which she will celebrate Diwali with soldiers at the Andaman and Nicobar Command. The Minister was received at INS Utkrosh -- an Indian naval air station under the Andaman and Nicobar Command -- by LtMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 20:10 IST | Updated 21:15 IST
Mumbai: RBI Governor Urjit Patel had recommended keeping the central bank's key interest rate unchanged at 6 per cent citing risks to inflation and uncertainties on the external and fiscal fronts, the minutes of October's monetary policy committee (MPC) meeting released on Wednesday showed. "We haveMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 22:12 IST
Kolkata: A fireworks dealers association on Wednesday said the negative perception about fireworks is sounding the death knell for the industry though the licensed makers are following all safety guidelines. An association member said despite spending time and energy in procuring more visuallyMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 18:57 IST
Washington: The US is India's "reliable partner" at the world stage in this period of uncertainty and angst, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday, sending a strong signal to side with India amidst China's "provocative actions" in the region. In a major India-policy speech, the first byMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 21:31 IST
Washington: The US has offered a number of proposals to India in the defence sector that can be "potential game changers" for the bilateral commercial and military cooperation, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday. The proposals forward by the US include sale of Guardian UAVs, aircraftMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 22:29 IST
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Published 18-Oct-2017 22:16 IST
New Delhi: The housing and urban affairs (HUA) ministry has agreed to the suggestion of the Delhi government for reviewing the functioning of Delhi Metro by an expert group -- to be acceptable to both the governments -- and has invited Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for talks, a ministry source saidMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 21:38 IST
Washington: US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi are committed to building an "ambitious" partnership that benefits not just their countries but also other nations working towards peace and stability, America's top diplomat said on Wednesday. US Secretary of State Rex TillersonMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 21:20 IST
New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu greeted people on the eve of Diwali, stressing the need for celebrating the festival in a "pollution-free manner". In his message, the president said the festival celebrates the victory of light over darkness, goodness overMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 20:49 IST
Ahmedabad: Information technology can help usher the Gandhian concept of 'Ram Rajya' or ideal state, telecom entrepreneur Sam Pitroda said on Wednesday. He said some leaders of today lack "moral fabric" which is why they have to depend on "fancy tools" like Facebook and Twitter to communicate withMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 20:42 IST
New Delhi: Union minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday sought to put the Congress in the dock on the Bofors issue, citing claims of a private investigator involved in its probe, and asked it to come clean on the involvement of its leaders in the alleged scam. Targeting the opposition party, she toldMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 19:53 IST
Ranchi/New Delhi: A central probe has been ordered into the starvation of an 11-year-old girl in Jharkhand, official sources said on Wednesday even as the opposition flayed the Raghubar Das government on the matter. Santoshi Kumari of Karimati village in Simdega district died on September 28. TheMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 20:12 IST
Pithoragarh: An increasing number of people are undertaking the pilgrimage to Chota Kailash, an abode of Lord Shiva here, as it is a cheaper and less complicated alternative to the Kailash-Mansarovar yatra in the Tibetan Autonomous Region of China, a KVMN official said. Kumaon Mandal Vikas NigamMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 19:32 IST
New Delhi:The Election Commission has decided that the number of voters per polling station should not exceed 1,400 as the paper roll attached to the papertrail machine cannot print more than 1,500 slips and attaching a new roll when polling is on is a cumbersome process. In an order issued to itsMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 18:28 IST
New Delhi: The government has decided that from the day of Diwali (October 19) it will charge no monthly fee for the DSPT service (satellite phone) used by the soldiers in India. "From Diwali day (October 19), no monthly fee will be taken for using DSPT service, that is, the current monthly fee ofMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 17:59 IST
New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday demanded to know who paid for over 100 trips Narendra Modi made by chartered planes across India and abroad when he was the Gujarat Chief Minister between 2003 and 2007. Congress spokesman Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the estimated cost of these air travels wasMore
Published 18-Oct-2017 17:58 IST
Tokyo: Given the transformation in the global LNG market into a situation of oversupply, India on Wednesday called for flexible terms for gas purchases, including the provision of a pricing review, "take or pay" terms and abolition of destination restriction clause in contracts.
Published 18-Oct-2017 17:34 IST
New Delhi: People were feeling "completely depressed" and "alienated" this festive season, reflecting the economic situation following demonetisation and GST, Rajya Sabha MP Sharad Yadav said here on Wednesday. He claimed that people were also feeling unsafe due to the activism of "communal forces"More
Published 18-Oct-2017 17:01 IST

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