J&K: House of slain ex-sarpanch set on fire in Shopian, family rescued by Police

J&K: House of slain ex-sarpanch set on fire in Shopian, family rescued by Police

As per the statement of Director General of Police S P Vaid, three militants attacked former sarpanch Ramzan Sheikh in Shopian. Sheikh reportedly died on the spot.

Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh changes seat, to contest Assembly polls from Arki in Solan now
Himachal Pradesh CM Virbhadra Singh changes seat, to contest Assembly polls from Arki in Solan now

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhandra Singh, who replaced state party chief Sukhwinder Sukhu as campaign committee chief on Monday, recently visited the area to attend a religious congregation.

Panchkula police arrest mother, son for sheltering Honeypreet Insan
Panchkula police arrest mother, son for sheltering Honeypreet Insan

Gurmeet Singh and his mother Sharanjeet Kaur were charged on Monday night for sheltering a wanted fugitive.

Shia board to gift 10 silver arrows for Ayodhya Lord Ram statue
Shia board to gift 10 silver arrows for Ayodhya Lord Ram statue

In a letter to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Shia board chairman Waseem Rizvi said the construction of the statue would put UP on the world map.

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October 17, 2017 7:21 pm

Ravinder Gosain was returning home after attending a morning drill (RSS shakha) when he was attacked, they said. He died on the spot while the attackers fled, according to police officials. The crime was the eighth such incident in the state since 2016.

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October 17, 2017 7:15 pm

The Centre had opposed the plea saying 'Vande Mataram' occupies a "unique and special place" in the psyche of Indians but it cannot be treated at par with 'Jana Gana Mana'.

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October 17, 2017 7:13 pm

Tripura shares 856 km of international boundary with Bangladesh, of which several patches totalling about 105 km are yet to be fenced.

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October 17, 2017 7:07 pm

The Nepalese envoy, speaking at an event in New Delhi, also said that it would be very difficult for any political party to get a majority in the upcoming polls and that Nepal will have to continue with the "coalition culture".

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October 17, 2017 7:07 pm

Pranab Mukherjee observed that Sir Syed was well ahead of his time as he thought of empowering common people with modern scientific education at a time when India was a newly colonised society and ignorance was prevailing. 

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October 17, 2017 6:53 pm

"The Supreme Court has already passed an order on the issue and that is the law of the land," the bench said.

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October 17, 2017 6:42 pm

Gurmeet Singh and his mother Sharanjeet Kaur were charged on Monday night for sheltering a wanted fugitive.

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October 17, 2017 6:24 pm

Naidu said the roots of Indian music can be traced to Vedic literature, the Sama Veda, in particular and added that "every note and cadence associated with our ancient music systems has to be preserved and propagated." 

October 17, 2017 6:22 pm

The new committee, composed of agricultural experts, has been asked to submit a report within 15 days, according to the order. The new directive asks the "investigating committee to look into the illegalities and risks of such seed sales and cultivation."

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October 17, 2017 6:16 pm

In a country-wide advisory, the ministry asked all states to deploy additional forces in crowded places such as markets, railway stations, bus terminals and religious places to foil attempts by terrorists to carry out attacks.

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October 17, 2017 6:15 pm

Speaking strongly in favour of gender-neutral laws, Constitutional lawyer and feminist intellectual Karuna Nundy points out, “vaginal intercourse has been kept legal and the anal intercourse has been criminalised.”

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October 17, 2017 6:13 pm

In its plea, the trust sought the court's direction to the CBI to conduct inquiry into seven cases of "political killings" that happened after the LDF came to power in the state in May last year.

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October 17, 2017 6:11 pm

The first ‘sighting’ was reported on September 28, then subsequently in the weeks that followed. Children claimed they saw a tiny apparition of Mother Mary smiling and even talking to them.

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October 17, 2017 6:02 pm

On the last date of hearing, the green panel had said the "serious" issue of stubble burning by farmers was still going on and had sought the response of the Centre as well as the Punjab and Haryana governments on the issue.

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October 17, 2017 5:50 pm

Opposition's National Conference's president Farooq Abdullah emphasised on the need for imbibing the teachings of the revered saint, saying "this spirit has to be maintained at all costs".

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October 17, 2017 5:41 pm

"Kejriwalji, Delhi has some of the most efficient bureaucrats. They helped me tirelessly in achieving my goal of transforming Delhi," tweeted Sheila Dikshit.

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October 17, 2017 5:46 pm

A political slugfest has erupted after BJP MLA Sangeet Som questioned the Taj Mahal's place in history, distorting historical facts to say that it was built by an emperor who imprisoned his father and targeted Hindus.

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October 17, 2017 5:40 pm

Noting that the world was heading "back to nature and wellness", PM Modi described Ayurveda as India's strength and urged those working in the sector to revive it.

October 17, 2017 7:11 pm

Terming it as inhumane, Director General of Police S P Vaid said, "The family had not even condoled the death of their loved one properly before such a senseless act instigated by terrorists was perpetrated on them in less than 24 hours."

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October 17, 2017 5:27 pm

Weather forecasting: The modernisation program will help India forecast rain in a small geographical area.

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October 17, 2017 5:17 pm

Diwali, Chhath Puja special trains: The Indian Railways has put special arrangements in place to ensure passengers travel without hassle.

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October 17, 2017 5:13 pm

Karot Hydropower Project: "With China's support and assistance, Pakistan's power shortage will very likely be solved by 2025, which means a main obstacle to Pakistan's economic development will be removed," Hu said.

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October 17, 2017 5:16 pm

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, who was fielded by her party to attack the Congress leadership, said the silence of Sonia Gandhi and Rahul will be construed as acceptance of charges against Vadra.

October 17, 2017 5:04 pm

According to Reddy, fiscal deficit that, otherwise, would have been caused by "losses" due to GST implementation and demonetisation was offset by the revenue that it got by levying extra taxes on petrol and diesel.

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October 17, 2017 4:59 pm

The Lok Janshakti Party led by Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan has recently demanded job reservations in private firms. Similar demand has been made in the past by other political outfits as well.

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October 17, 2017 4:49 pm

Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and businessman Abhishek Verma were put on trial by a city court in Delhi in the case for allegedly using a forged letter addressed to then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in 2009. The petitions were dismissed by Justice Ashutosh Kumar.

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October 17, 2017 5:14 pm

The CPI(M) leader took a dig at BJP president Amit Shah, saying that he "ran away from Kerala and came back to Delhi as he had to save his son who is been accused of corruption".

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October 17, 2017 6:38 pm

BJP MLA from Uttar Pradesh Sangeet Som triggered a controversy on Monday when he questioned the history of the Taj Mahal.

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October 17, 2017 4:26 pm

Rajasthan DGP Ajit Singh said any indiscipline would not be condoned. "There are rumours pertaining to salary cut issue. We have provided our view to the government. People should not act in a way that hurt the dignity of profession."

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October 17, 2017 4:21 pm

Agartala-Delhi Rajdhani: A train with 19 coaches, two power vans and two pantry cars reached Agartala railway station on Saturday, the sources said.

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October 17, 2017 5:03 pm

Shashi Tharoor's quirky response came after PM Modi mounted a scathing attack on Congress while addressing a mega rally in poll-bound Gujarat on Monday.

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October 17, 2017 4:31 pm

Taj Mahal controversy: "I won't respond to him (Som). But I have always been saying that all symbols of slavery in India should be demolished," said Azam Khan.

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October 17, 2017 4:07 pm

At present, the Election Commission allows a number of documents, including passport, as identity proof in the absence of voter ID card.

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October 17, 2017 4:01 pm

The staff seized 1,350 grams of gold (24 carat) in the shape of four biscuits of uneven size from Harsh said A S Ranga, Commissioner, Customs department.

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October 17, 2017 3:58 pm

While Santosh Gouda of Bhurudapalli was killed by the adult female bear, his brother Kapilash Gouda and another man identified as Rabindra Mallick were seriously injured by the animal when they were going to the forest yesterday, the official said.

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October 17, 2017 4:24 pm

The orders of the withdrawal of central forces currently present in the hills came two days after a police sub-inspector was killed in clash between a police raid team and alleged supporters of the GJM party chief Bimal Gurung.