Rescued by Mother Teresa, man returns from London to pay homage

Rescued by Mother Teresa, man returns from London to pay homage

Gautam Lewis was abandoned by his parents in Kolkata but rescued by Mother Teresa. He has returned to retrace his roots and pay homage to the late nun who will be declared saint next month.

John Kerry to attend the second India-US Strategic dialogue in Delhi
John Kerry to attend the second India-US Strategic dialogue in Delhi

In January 2015, the US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi had elevated the existing US-India Strategic Dialogue.

Tamil Nadu govt to reserve seats for women in Panchayati Raj institutions
Tamil Nadu govt to reserve seats for women in Panchayati Raj institutions

As per the TN Panchayats (Amendment) Act, 2016, 50 per cent reservation for women is being fixed in Panchayati Raj institutions.

CPI(M)'s Krishna Jayanthi celebration shows its ideological bankruptcy: Ramesh Chennithala
CPI(M)'s Krishna Jayanthi celebration shows its ideological bankruptcy: Ramesh Chennithala

CPI(M) has been organising celebrations across Kerala on the occasion of Sreekrishna Jayanthi since last year.

SC to hear fresh plea on human pyramid during 'dahi handi'

The Bombay High Court had barred below 18 years of age from participating in 'dahi handi' ritual of the janmashtami festival in Maharashtra.

Earthquake in Kolkata, metro services briefly suspended

Earthquake in Kolkata: People across the city evacuate buildings and metro services were briefly suspended.

The BJP workers assembled at party headquarters and attempted to march towards Vidhan Bhawan where heavy barricading was done by police in order to gherao it.

Independence Day 2016: PM Modi unfurls flag at Red Fort

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Independence Day 2016: PM Modi unfurls flag at Red Fort

Paternity leave will be just a holiday for men, says Maneka Gandhi

The legislation would mean that India would join the ranks of Eastern European and Nordic countries that have the longest fully paid maternity leave.

Gujarat Assembly: 50 Cong MLAs suspended from House over Una ruckus

Outside the Assembly, Congress workers took out a ‘Jan Aakrosh Rally’ to protest the “oppression” of the BJP government and tried to storm the secretariat, even as security guards locked all five entry gates to the premises.

Centre must explain Scorpene submarine leak: Congress

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar earlier on August 24 said he has asked Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lanba to analyse the extent of the leak and find out whether it is related to India or not.

Bribery case against ex-ED joint director: CBI arrests 3 bookies in Ahmedabad

According to CBI sources, following a search operation, it arrested Sonu Jalan from Mumbai, J K Arora from Delhi and Jayesh Thakkar from Ahmedabad.

JNU rape case: Charges false, result of political rivalry, says Anmol Ratan

The woman had approached police and filed a rape complaint Sunday, alleging that Ratan, also a PhD student, took her to his hostel room on the pretext of giving her a copy of the movie, Sairat.

AAP MLAs accuse BJP controlled civic bodies for spurt in dengue, chikungunya cases

Health Minister Satyendra Jain said civic bodies are "expert" in making money, but they are not paying attention towards cleaning the national capital.

Sushma Swaraj asks Indian workers in Saudi to return by Sep 25 or make own arrangements

Thousands of Indian workers have lost their jobs due to slowdown in Saudi economy, triggered by low oil prices and cut in spending by the government.

Maharashtra to soon introduce Energy Conservation policy

Once implemented after getting the state Cabinet's nod, the government will save around 1000 MW energy in various sectors by 2020-21

Maharashtra govt demands CBI probe into disappearance of tiger

Wildlife experts and volunteers have been scouring the forest, trying to locate the 250-kilogram tiger, who was last spotted on April 18.

Cow is mother of not only Hindus but also of Muslims: Swami Swaroopanand

Noting that saving cow is in the interest of Indians no matter which religion they belong to, there should be a ban on sale of its meat, said Swaroopchand

J&K Opposition rings alarm bell, PM Narendra Modi calls for talks, outreach

"Whether lives lost are of youth, police or security personnel, it distresses us," said PM Modi.

Odisha to convene special Assembly session to ratify GST Bill

The Government of Odisha is in favour of the GST, as it is an important milestone in the reforms of indirect taxes in the country.

Himachal CM Virbhadra Singh assures alternative livelihood plan for poppy growers

The Chief Minister said the drive to root out cannabis plantations has been launched in all the areas and is not confined to private land alone.

Telengana police arrests 10 members of gangster Mohammed Nayeemuddin's gang

Efforts are on to arrest remaining members of Mohammed Nayeem's gang.

Kashmir unrest: BSF sets up camps in schools

With unrest continuing in Kashmir for the last 46 days, the Centre has rushed 26 companies (about 2600 personnel) of BSF to the Valley.

Hoax call on bomb blast near Jama Masjid

"When the local police checked, the call was found to be a hoax," DCP (PCR) R K Singh said.

Bihar floods: Nitish Kumar meets PM Modi, seeks Centre's help in desilting Ganga

Modi offered assurance to him, saying immediate and positive action will be taken on his demands, including formulating a national silt management policy.

Gujarat: Congress MLAs suspended by Assembly Speaker for protesting over Una incident

The Congress MLAs were protesting over cow vigilante group members publicly flogging Dalits in Una on July 11 this year.

Three of nine addresses of Dawood Ibrahim in Pakistan found incorrect: United Nations

In evidence to show that Dawood Ibrahim is holed up in Pakistan, a dossier prepared by India had listed nine residences of the underworld don in the country.

Congress demands CM Naveen Patnaik's resignation over killing of woman

Kamala Swain was beaten to death by miscreants after her husband had filed an FIR against four persons who had allegedly passed lewd comments against their school-going daughter.

Old bombshell found in Delhi DRDO complex, defused

The bomb disposal squad of the counter-terrorism force "handled an IED incident" at the Defence Research and Development Organisation's (DRDO) facility.

Pranab Mukherjee launches Bengali language 'Akashvani Maitree' radio channel

"With this launch, a new chapter is being added in the India-Bangladesh relations," Mukherjee said while launching the radio channel.

Pak's Punjab assembly adopts resolution against PM Narendra Modi's Balochistan remark

Prime Minister Modi, in his Independence Day speech, had said that he was thanked by the people of Balochistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, including Gilgit-Baltistan, for flagging their problems.

Rajnath Singh opens Track II, taps ‘eminent Muslims’ for ideas

The Indian Express has learnt that Rajnath Singh has held two rounds of talks with “eminent citizens”, mostly non-Kashmiri Muslims, to discuss a plan of action and seek their help in initiating a dialogue with Kashmiris.

Urgent steps needed to find political solution in Jammu & Kashmir: A K Antony

"Situation in Kashmir Valley would explode and would go out of hand if urgent steps were not initiated to find a solution", Former Defence Minister A K Antony said.

Congress slams Arvind Kejriwal's 'artificial love' for Goa

Congress alleged the AAP leader was eyeing the land resources of Goa as an "agent of the Delhiites."

In ULFA kidnap video, hostage appeals to CM Sonowal, parents for help

The video clip showed Kuldeep Moran in a kneeling position, with five heavily armed masked men standing guard, with all six facing the camera.

AIIMS counts chikungunya surge, Delhi civic body says it’s a fraction

Chikungunya is a viral disease transmitted to humans by infected mosquitoes - it causes fever and severe joint pain, with symptoms such as nausea, fatigue and rashes.

Caterpillar Train gets Railway official global award at MIT

The 43-yr-old PhD engineer will now pitch idea to town planners, goal is to take train system into residential areas.

Solution to Kashmir lies in India adhering to UN resolution: Syed Ali Shah Geelani

"The Indian state must shun state violence and uphold international law, respect and adhere UN charter and especially the UN resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir," a spokesman of the Hurriyat said.

Kashmir unrest was 'pre-planned', only handful involved: CM Mehbooba Mufti

Contending that she had planned so many developmental programmes to be pushed after Eid, she said the unrest was "pre-planned" as "vested interests."

Ten NDRF teams rushed to flood-hit Bihar, Uttar Pradesh

The DG also briefed Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with full updates of the flood situation in these states late in the night.

West Bengal BJP unit criticises Mamata for attack on PM Modi, Centre

"She has made some lose political comments, some bordering on anti- national leanings," state BJP President Dilip Ghosh said.

Telangana issues draft notification for reorganisation of districts

Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had last week said that draft notification will be issued for creation of 17 new districts on August 22.

Government should not interfere in rituals of temples, says former Kerala CM Oommen Chandy

Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan suggested that the practice of providing special darshan for VIPs at the temple should be done away with.

DMK won't be unnerved by AIADMK or police, says M Karunanidhi

Flanked by Stalin and other senior leaders, including Deputy Leader of DMK Legislature Party Durai Murugan, the 92-year-old Karunanidhi said there was no need for any apprehension.

Ready to give 'all help': India to Myanmar

Sushma Swaraj, who is in Nay Pyi Daw on the first high-level visit from India, said this was the message of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Pranab Mukherjee.

Rajnath Singh speaks to CMs of UP, Uttarkhand, Bihar, Rajasthan on floods

The Chief Ministers also told Singh about the operations carried out by the National Disaster Response Force and State Disaster Response Forces in affected areas.

West Bengal: Five policemen injured in attack by mob

"Five of our men, including two assistant sub-inspectors, have been injured," said a police officer.

People threatening to attack me: Kapil Mishra to Rajnath Singh

"Some posts are so...poisonous that people reading and spreading (them are) openly giving threats of attacking me," Mishra's letter to Singh and Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma, said.

EC to now review national, state status of political parties every 10 years

The BSP, CPI and NCP were facing the prospects of losing their national party status after their dismal performance in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

Uttarakhand CM Harish Rawat for land ownership rights to displaced

The displaced were relocated to places like Kalyanpur area of Sitarganj, Pashuklok, Pathri and Sabalgarh.

Amar Singh threatens to resign from Rajya Sabha

MP Amar Singh, who had recently returned to the Samajwadi Party fold, said several senior party leaders were opposed to his return.

Pick up books, not stones, Rajnath Singh appeals to Kashmir youth

The Home Minister said "peace and normalcy" should be restored in Kashmir, adding: "We will talk to them, they are our own people."

Stone pelting in Kashmir is Pakistan's strategy to attack India's integrity: Arun Jaitley

Arun Jaitley said that NDA government will make sure that there is no compromise with national integrity and those indulging in violence.

Maharashtra government revives the contentious process of allocation of dam water for non-irrigation purposes

The Cabinet has approved the proposal to allocated 13.5 million litres from three dams diverted for non-irrigation use.

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Mother Teresa’s Canonisation: Satyendar Jain waits for LG nod to accompany Arvind Kejriwal to Rome

An Indian delegation led by Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj will attend Mother Teresa’s sainthood ceremony to be held on September 4 at the Vatican.