Sunday, Dec 21, 2014
J&K Assembly polls: Highest turnout in 25-years, 65% polling recorded

J&K Assembly polls: Highest turnout in 25-years, 65% polling recorded

It was 5 per cent higher than 2008 assembly polls when only 61 per cent of electorate had cast vote.

7 HP patients lose vision after March 2014 free eye camp, Govt orders probe
7 HP patients lose vision after March 2014 free eye camp, Govt orders probe

The Temple trust based in Himachal Pradeshhas been conducting free eye camps every year .

Amar Singh says he is ‘ready to serve BJP’
Amar Singh says he is ‘ready to serve BJP’

Amar Singh said, 'I cannot beg and crawl before them. SP no more follows ideology of Lohia.'

Bangladesh infiltration threat to national security: Pravin Togadia
Bangladesh infiltration threat to national security: Pravin Togadia

He also criticised the Trinamool Congress regime for its appeasement politics and providing allowance to Imams.

Andhra Pradesh government introduces bill for capital development in Assembly

The state Chief Minister would be Chairman of the Authority while the Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister would be the vice-chairman.

AAP asks telecom minister to resign over ‘Reliance link’

The statement also said that before becoming a minister, Prasad had terminated all his professional relationships.

BJD in Odisha scores big in elections, but joy shortlived due to scams

Twenty-eight Maoists were killed, 158 arrested and 142 surrendered in first seven months of the 2014.

Migratory birds attract tourists along Ganga in Varanasi

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Migratory birds attract tourists along Ganga in Varanasi

Express LOL: The tongue in cheek review of PK

After that transistor radio poster, the film had a lot to live up to.

'Militants' kill sarpanch in Kashmir's Baramulla district

"The Sarpanch has been shot dead by the militants," Inspector General of Police Abdul Gani Mir told The Indian Express.

Indian-American Richard Rahul Verma sworn in as US Ambassador to India

Rahul Verma will replace Nancy Powell, who resigned after a damaging row over diplomat Devyani Khobragade.

Amit Shah asks BJP workers to strive for a Congress-free, Left-free Kerala

Shah was in Palakkad to review the membership campaign and work out strategies for the coming elections for the local bodies.

Cong-NCP plotted to keep Vidarbha backward region : Fadnavis

CM also cited how Rs 9,600 crore were utilized by Cong-NCP in their region more than sanctioned in the budget between 2008-11.

Coal scam: CBI files progress report in case involving Darda

CBI filed the closure report claiming no undue benefit was given to JLD Yavatmal Energy Ltd by Coal Ministry.

Hindu outfit plans to 'finish' Islam, Christianity by 2021

By 2021, we will finish Islam and Christianity," Manch head Rajeshwar Singh Singh said.

Congress state chief against diluted liquor policy, says will fight against it

Sudheeran said he was surprised to learn about the changes in the new liquor policy.

Nitish Kumar seeks PM Modi's reply on conversions, plans 'mahadharna' on December 22

Nitish Kumar blamed BJP for shifting focus from government's failure using "diversionary strategy".

Facebook deletes the wrong Subramanian Swamy page

Facebook deleted his official fan page 'Dr Subramanian Swamy' instead of the parody accounts running under his name.

Tackle Hafiz Saeed first, then vow to fight terror: Shiv Sena tells Pakistan

Calling Pakistan a "terrorist manufacturing factory",Sena tells Pakistan to get Hafiz Saeed under control.

Leave Mumbai development to Maharashtra govt: Sharad Pawar to Modi

Pawar said the Modi should not head the proposed high-level committee for the development of Mumbai.

CBI functioning as a 'department of PMO': Mamata

"We are the only party fighting a battle against BJP, who are trying to bulldoze TMC," said Mamata Banerjee.

L N Mishra murder case: Four convicts get life term

The four convicts were also held guilty for possessing hand grenades under the Explosive Substances Act.

Fire guts home of four families, woman killed

The house caught fire apparently from a coal lantern one family used to heat rooms during the chilly winter evening.

SC extends bail to Jayalalithaa in DA case, sets up special bench

The bail granted by the court on October 17 is extended by another four months, that is, till April 18, 2015, the bench said.

Three Class VII students in Jharkhand kill school teacher

The teacher had warned them to give up smoking and drinking or he else would complain to their parents

Sadiq Jamal encounter case: No bail to suspended Dy SP Barot

CBI argued that Barot was an influential person who could tamper with the evidence and cause harm to the witnesses.

Poor drug quality may have caused Chhattisgarh surgery deaths

Govt said that all state drug controllers have been asked to ensure strict regulatory control over manufacture of drugs.

Supreme Court turns down Jindal Power's plea seeking extension in coal blocks allocation case

Jindal Power Ltd need to pay the penalty Rs 1,793 crore at the rate of Rs 295 per metric ton for illegal mining.

Congress-BJP row over withdrawing subsidised ration to lakhs of Assam tea labourers

Tea labourers across Assam currently get 35 kg rice per family unit at just 50 paise per kg.

India working on strong response on bail to LeT commander Lakhvi

The banned Laskhar-e-Taiba chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi was one of the key planners of Mumbai attack that killed 166 people.

Aurobindo Ashram case: Two of five Puducherry sisters and mother commit suicide

On Wednesday, another member of the family -- Hemlata Prasad, one of the five sisters, made a suicide attempt.

Man claiming to be Oxford PhD, running madrasa in Assam, held

The man failed to produce documents about his identity, citizenship as well as claim about having a PhD degree from Oxford.

Sharad Pawar discharged from Mumbai hospital

Pawar was admitted on November 3 after he accidentally slipped at his New Delhi residence, 6 Janpath, and fractured his upper thigh.

Secure Indo-Bangla through intensive patrolling, complete fencing: SC to Centre

The court noted that the number of foreigners tribunals, set up to decide the cases of illegal migration, was “abysmally low”.

Cops rope in expert to probe Masroor tweets

An international cyber expert who is adept at finding the identity of people operating under fake identities on Twitter has been asked to help.

For better cotton prices, farmer’s son kills himself

The 21-year-old farmer’s son was studying in third year of BSc in Ahmedabad.

Modi intervenes, govt tells SC it’s ready to take relook at Sec 66A

Willing to take steps to stop abuse of law: ASG

BJP looks to history to arm itself

Strategy - PM tells ministers to counter Oppn attacks with facts

As members target ‘absent’ Modi, Rajya Sabha fails to get work done

Oppn wants PM to reply debate on communal incidents

Rahul Gandhi brings up land rights issue in Jharkhand rally, says Modi craves more power

Rahul Gandi claimed the PM Modi was asking for more powers to favour industrialists close to him.

Cong threatens to move privilege motion against Naidu, Irani over misleading Dec 25 circulars

Cong said if the ministers were found to be "misleading", it would use all options.

Bill in RS to provide for death penalty for hijackers

Legislation to amend anti-hijack law is to incorporate global treaties like the Beijing Protocol, 2010.

Muslims, Christians in India were Hindus: Praveen Togadia

BJP MP Yogi Adityanath had also justified the act and said that it will continue to happen.

SC accepts govt offer to end Sanskrit row

Students who have been studying German would have an internal assessment for it as an optional subject.

Peshawar attack: Schools across India observe 2-minute silence

As many as 132 children were among the 141 people who were massacred on Tuesday in an Army Public school in Pakistan.

Hyderabad: Two die of swine flu, three others undergoing treatment

An official said that 54 cases of swine flu have been reported till Wednesday during in 2014.

When will good days come, Rahul asks Modi

"Good days have come only for four/five businessmen, who are Modi's friends," says Rahul.

34 Indian nurses being evacuated from Libya

The government has already evacuated nearly 3000 nationals from Libya.

Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Saugata Roy spat turns ugly

Rajiv Pratap Rudy then added that he was only trying to say that the matter will be answered in the House.

Modi plays Jammu bias card in final lap

Modi said the world was closely watching these developments in the state.

Over 5,200 Pakistanis overstaying in India

5,264 Pakistani nationals who came to India with valid travel documents were found to be overstaying: Minister tells Rajya Sabha.

All you need to know about GATE

A comprehensive guide on one of the most coveted and competitive exams of India.

Nirbhaya Fund still remains unspent : AAP

Chhatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti organised a human chain at Mandi House to throw light on women security.

Good Governance Day: Varsities received HRD circular as well

HRD backtracks, now wants to ensure ‘Christmas holidays are not disturbed’.

Soon SMS to warn about approaching train on unmanned crossings

It combines global positioning system (GPS), geographic information system (GIS) and remote sensing.

Govt to enforce criminal action against sugar factories not honouring FRP; Cannot afford it, says Pankaja Munde

In the state assembly Pankaja Munde, who owns a sugar factory, says she cannot afford FRP.

SC accepts Centre's offer to end row over German in KV schools

KV students will not have to take examinations for Sanskrit in this academic session

Ballot is more powerful than bullet: PM Modi tells voters in Jammu

Modi asked people to turn up at polling booths in large numbers so as to show that their fingers pressing the EVMs are more powerful than those believing in the power of the gun.

Bihar: BJP accuses JD(U) of giving Rs 100 cr benefit to liquor suppliers

It was a serious breach of policy and the BJP would raise it in and outside the legislature.

2G Case: Supreme Court allows new CBI chief Anil Kumar Sinha to take charge of probe

A bench headed by CJ Dattu allowed that the new CBI chief will be allowed to oversee the 2G cases.

Re-conversion an ongoing process, will continue: Adityanath

The BJP MP slammed the Opposition over lack of clarity for having a strong anti-conversion legislation.

RJD, JD(U), Cong jointly observe bandh over scuffle with MLA

Major markets were closed during the bandh and very few vehicles were on the road.

Narendra Modi in Hemant Soren’s den, with a rebuke and a lashing

The BJP holds only two seats in the 16 constituencies voting in the last phase on December 20; the JMM holds 10.

‘Ghar Ghar Swagat’: Heat on, Hindu group plans to rename Aligarh event

The sources said the BJP workers have also been instructed to play a greater role in making the event a success.

Kendriya Vidyalayas to Supreme Court: CBSE ready to relax criteria for boards

The CBSE on December 10 agreed to do so “in the interest of the students and in view of the emergency explained”.

PM warns MPs not to cross lakshman Rekha

Prime Minister said government will not get diverted from its development agenda.

RJD MLA alleges boiling oil thrown at him during scuffle at sweet shop

The shopkeeper said the MLA was injured during the scuffle with his staff, and it was not "deliberately thrown at him".

Arihant has the ability to launch nuclear warheads from land, sea and air.

TN to release 30 SL fishermen, 19 boats on Dec 22

As a humanitarian gesture, Tamil Nadu is prepared to release the Sri Lankan fishermen and their boats.

Withdraw PM’s control over CBI, demands TMC

Saugata Roy alleged CBI, on instigation of those in power has launched an assault on Bengal government.

Partner for years, Congress turns critic

The Congress shared power with the PDP for five-and-a-half years from 2002, and then for another six years with the NC since 2008.

In Bulandshahr, no marriage lawns for Muslims

Marriage lawn union head has alleged that Muslims “issue threats” using BSP MLA Mohammad Aleem Khan’s name.

CBI being used for political vendetta: Derek O'Brien

Without naming anyone, he said the president of a political party is "writing the script for CBI."

CM Fadnavis fast tracks all Chavan's mega-projects for Mumbai

"It was Chavan's dream project. But it remained on paper since 2011, " Fadnavis said.

Opinion & Editorials

The operating procedures of the Indian Parliament were laid down in colonial times and have not changed.

The horror is doubly horrific for us who live in India.

It’s unthinkable in our society to challenge the guru’s training.

Strategies of anti-conversion and reconversion harden religious boundaries while undermining religious plurality

Fighting the Taliban will be a long haul. Better relations with India will make it easier

The onus is on the Rajya Sabha to iron out the coal bill’s infirmities

The Pakistani state must find the will to confront not just jihadist fighters, but also their project

Pakistan’s state and society may not be close to solving its terrorist problem.

Lost in Khobragade clamour was plight of migrant workers abroad. It still is.

December 16 attack is the result of a sustained national policy gone wrong.

The violence of the Taliban has been internalised. Religion has been twisted beyond recognition.

RuPay debit cards could be the Jan Dhan Yojana’s undoing

It has taken more than 60 years to make this mess. It will take time to fix it.

A cess on petrol/ diesel to bankroll infrastructure projects is an idea for this moment.

A railway university would promote synergy between operations and academia.

Planning Commission has increasingly become an anachronistic behemoth.

Post-Partition geography has made Pak the most important regional actor in Afghanistan.

The second conceptual breakthrough was in framing sexual assaults as expressions of power, not crimes of passion.

Because, for too long, the government and economists have only played at helping the poor

Since Narendra Modi gifted the Bhagawad Gita to US President Barack Obama, it has already received the honour of a national scripture.

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