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Saturday, October 21, 2017


J&K braid brutes singe youth

Wasim Ahmad Tantray's entire body bears the marks of violence unleashed by vigilantes who suspected him of being a braid-chopper. The attackers did not stop at that. They singed the young man in burning hay and tried to set him on fire....   | Read..

Shiva's 'son' makes Kedarnath amends

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged the then Congress governments at the Centre and in Uttarakhand did not allow him to redevelop the flood-ravaged Himalayan state in 2013 as Gujarat chi......   | Read..

Delhi leaves out N. Korea from meet

Pakistan and North Korea have not been invited to a global conference on consumer protection to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi here next week....   | Read..

Shield for judges & bureaucrats

The Vasundhara Raje government has passed an ordinance that seeks to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty actions......   | Read..

Minister Taj fire at Azam

Uttar Pradesh minority welfare minister Baldev Singh Aulakh on Friday lashed out at Samajwadi leader Azam Khan for saying the Taj Mahal will be "destroyed" and accused him of making such ......   | Read..

Creamy layer hike from last month

The government has said the execution of the increased creamy layer limit for the implementation of the Other Backward Classes quota will have effect from September 1....   | Read..

Order to test milk every three months

Madras High Court on Friday ordered three private milk manufacturers to get their products tested every three months and submit a report till the disposal of their cases claiming Rs 1 crore in dama......   | Read..

Second chance for students

For the first time, CBSE students who have failed their Class X or XII board exams can secure fresh admission to their old school or a new one and sit the exam the following year as a regular candi......   | Read..

Bengal FB arrest rerun

A businessman and another person have been arrested in Balurghat in north Bengal after they uploaded Facebook posts that were construed as criticism of the traffic restrictions in the town during t......   | Read..

Vendor's lucky 'strike'

Kerala's serial shutdowns have been a pain for its people and a blight on its economy. But Santosh Gopi may not agree....   | Read..

Diwali data haze in Delhi

Air pollution over the National Capital Region spiked to "emergency levels" at some places between Thursday noon and Friday noon despite a ban on firecracker sales, a group of environment......   | Read..

Central law officer resigns

Solicitor-general Ranjit Kumar, the Union government's second senior-most law officer, has resigned abruptly citing "personal reasons"....   | Read..

Pollution toll 2.5m in India

Pollution from air, water and soil claimed 2.5 million lives in India in 2015, more than a quarter of the global toll of nine million, an international panel said in a report released on Thursday....   | Read..

Cracker ban lowers burns, eye injuries

The pre-Diwali ban on firecracker sales appears to have reduced burn and eye injuries in Delhi whether or not it helped lower air pollution....   | Read..

Pat for US China stand

India on Friday welcomed US secretary of state Rex Tillerson's policy statement on bilateral relations that is being widely seen as a bid by Washington to make New Delhi an ally in its efforts to c......   | Read..

Africa finger at BoB wing

Three UK banks, including a subsidiary of the Bank of Baroda, have been accused in the House of Lords of helping South African President Jacob Zuma and his ally Gupta family get out of the country ......   | Read..

State leeway in criminal trial

The Supreme Court has ruled that an accused in a criminal case in one state can be tried for an offence in another if the "detrimental effect" is in the second state as well....   | Read..

Cong taunts poll panel on delay

The Congress has insinuated the Election Commission is colluding with the government, suggesting its delay in announcing the Gujarat poll schedule is meant to give the Centre more time to offer sop......   | Read..

CBI seeks to contest Bofors order

The CBI has sought the Centre's permission to challenge in the Supreme Court the quashing of an FIR in the Bofors case, 12 years after the UPA government had denied such a nod, officials said....   | Read..

SC bins kidnap bail

The Supreme Court has set aside the anticipatory bail granted by Patna High Court to two persons accused of kidnapping a schoolboy, ruling on a plea by his father who said the child was still untra......   | Read..

Telangana poll invite to Azhar

The Congress in Telangana has invited former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin to contest the Assembly elections in 2019....   | Read..

BJP glare on film's GST 'untruths'

The BJP on Friday took objection to what it termed "untruths" regarding the GST in the just-released Tamil movie Mersal, starring popular actor Vijay, and wanted certain dialogues on the ......   | Read..

Shashi for IFS test

Shashi Tharoor, who was a UN diplomat before he entered politics, has said the government should increase the number of diplomats and called for a separate Indian Foreign Service (IFS) exam....   | Read..

'Plot to kill' witness took shape in Tihar

An imprisoned gangster has allegedly confessed to masterminding the killing of his wife's sister, a small-time Haryanvi folk singer and a murder witness against him, from inside Delhi's Tihar Jail....   | Read..
PRIME PILGRIM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prayers at the Shiva temple in Kedarnath on Friday. (PTI) 
SMOGA: A woman practises yoga in smog-blanketed Lodhi Gardens, a favourite...   | Read..