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MLAs Fear ‘Spirits’ Haunting Rajasthan Assembly, Demand ‘Yagya’

Stating that Rajasthan Assembly building was haunted, the MLAs on Thursday demanded a 'yagya' - a Hindu ritual performed by priests - in what they believe to be an attempt to exorcise spirits.

India Ranks 81st in Global Corruption Index

In some countries across the region (Asia Pacific), journalists, activists, Opposition leaders and even staff of law enforcement or watchdog agencies are threatened, and in the worst cases, even murdered

Hadiya case: SC Adjourns Hearing Till Mar 8

The Supreme Court, which was to hear the  Hadiya's case on Thursday, adjourned the matter for further hearing till March 8.

I hope PSL 3 Will Unearth two Players for Pakistan : Arthur

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has pinned hope that the upcoming third edition of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) will unearth two players from the country, who will complete the jigsaw for the 2019 World Cup squad.

UK MP condemns racist attack on Sikh guest

Member of Parliament (MP) in United Kingdom (UK) Tanmanjeet S Dhesi on Thursday strongly condemned the alleged racial attack on his guest whose turban was pulled off while standing in a queue outside the British Parliament.

Jharkhand Police Conduct Raid at PFI Center

The Jharkhand Police on Thursday raided a training center of Popular Front of India (PFI) in Pakur district of the state.

China Denies Arson in Tibetian Temple Fire

China has denied arson as the cause of a fire at a Tibetian Buddhist temple in Lhasa, its state media reported on Thursday.

China Distribute 300,000 TVs in Rural Areas

The ruling Communist Party in China is distributing around 300,000 television sets to people in the rural areas of the country in order to spread its propaganda deeper into the Chinese society.

Piyush Goyal Assures Simpler Railway Procurement Process

Railway and Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday spoke about making procurement process in the Railways simpler and effective.

Senior ITDC Official Arrested in Bribery Case

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested a senior manager of India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) for allegedly demanding and accepting a bribe of Rs 60,000.

SC Asks Amrapali Group to Complete Leisure Valley Project

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the real estate company, Amrapali, to complete their unfinished work of 19 towers in its leisure park project situated at Greater Noida.

Fire Breaks Out at Mumbai Godown

Fire broke out at a godown in Mumbai's Jogeshwari area.

Nitish Government Plotting Against me, Claims Tejashwi Yadav

The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday alleged that Nitish Kumar-led Bihar government was conspiring against him.

Unable to Pay Hiked Fees, Student Given TC

A private school in Kolkata allegedly handed a transfer certificate (TC) to a student last month, when his parents asked for more time to pay the hiked fees.

SC to Hear Plea by Kerala Haj Committee

The Supreme Court will hear the plea filed by Kerala Haj Committee challenging the Centre's guidelines in Haj pilgrim selection today

Supreme Court to Hear Hadiya Case Today

Hadiya had submitted an affidavit in Supreme Court on February 20 which said that she had embraced Islam and married on her own free will. Hadiya also stated that she is a Muslim and intends to stay a Muslim.

NITI Aayog Preparing new List of Sick PSUs for Disinvestment: Amitabh Kant

NITI Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant has said that the Aayog has already recommended 40 sick Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) for strategic disinvestment and is making an additional list of sick PSUs that can be privatized

Students Gather at Washington Station, March Against gun Violence

Hundreds of students descended on Union Station here on Wednesday and marched in protest against gun violence and demanded action on gun control, in the wake of the deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school last week

AAP vs Chief Secretary: Caste Based Harassment Vs Bureaucracy

The Chief Secretary said that he was attacked in the presence of Kejriwal after being summoned for discussions on Aadhaar -related problems. At the same time, AAP has complained of caste based harassment

Delhi: Prisoner Found Dead in Suspicious Circumstances

A prisoner was found dead in suspicious circumstances behind Delhi's Naraina police station.

Will fight with Centre for Andhra's Development: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that he would fight with the Centre against its 'non-cooperation' for the development of the state

Will fight with Centre for Andhra’s Development: Chandrababu Naidu

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu has said that he would fight with the Centre against its 'non-cooperation' for the development of the state

Apex Court's Judgment Might Create Havoc in Pakistan

The recent judgment on former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court of Pakistan might create havoc in the country, according to a meeting chaired by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)

Apex Court’s Judgment Might Create Havoc in Pakistan

The recent judgment on former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court of Pakistan might create havoc in the country, according to a meeting chaired by the Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM)

Low fat or low Carb, Same Difference!

Common dieting advice urges people to either eat fewer carbohydrates or less fat in order to lose weight. But as per a recent study, neither approach is better than the other for you to shed those kilos of weight.

Rising Demands for Vegan Vacations

Sometimes, vegetarians and vegans can struggle to find decent food while staying in a hotel that also has non-vegetarian food items

Sensex, Nifty Weaken in Morning Trade

Market indices continued to weaken in Thursday morning trade amid fresh slumps in financials.

Meet Avani Chaturvedi: First Indian woman to fly a Fighter jet

Flying Officer Avani Chaturvedi has created history by becoming the first Indian woman fighter pilot to fly solo.

Centurion T20I: Klassen, Duminy Blow India Away

Solid innings from South African batsperson Heinrich Klassen and skipper J.P. Duminy blew India away, as the hosts handed the visitors a six-wicket defeat and levelled the T20 series 1-1 at the SuperSports Park here on Thursday

Voter Registration at Black Panther Lines

Activists are using Black Panthers, the superhero of the recent Marvel film of the same name, which stars a nearly all-black cast as a chance to increase the voter registration of the African-Americans

Can Coffee Help you Live Longer?

People who drink coffee twice or thrice a day, have loads of health benefits.

Fire in Mumbai's Goregaon Doused

A major fire that broke out in Mumbai's Goregaon on Wednesday has been doused

Fire in Mumbai’s Goregaon Doused

A major fire that broke out in Mumbai's Goregaon on Wednesday has been doused

British Company in Talks to buy Mallya's Formula One Team

A UK-based energy drinks company is in talks to buy Force India, the formula one team owned by money laundering accused liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

British Company in Talks to buy Mallya’s Formula One Team

A UK-based energy drinks company is in talks to buy Force India, the formula one team owned by money laundering accused liquor baron Vijay Mallya.

Casteist Comments: Why has Delhi Chief Secretary not Been Arrested? Asks Aam Aadmi Party

He also informed that Jarwal lodged complaint against the chief secretary with the SC/ST commission as well as with the Sangam Vihar police station. The MLA, in his compliant, alleged that the chief secretary passed casteist comments against him during the meeting at Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence.

Passed Emergency Decree Illegal: Maldivian Opposition

With the Joint Opposition boycotting today's sitting, the ruling Progressive Party could not get the required 43 MPs. In a flagrant violation of the Maldivian constitution, the speaker bypassed the constitution, and instead cited a parliamentary regulation to arbitrarily change the quorum to 20 MPs

Oxfam Sexual Harassment Heats up Arguments in Social Media

Priyamavada Gopal, a Cambridge academic from UK responds to Mary Beard's misplaced 'empathy' towards the sexual assault charges against the charity organisation 'Oxfam'https://www.facebook.com/priyamvada.gopal/posts/10215744070218631

7 Killed in bus Accident

Seven people were killed on Monday after a bus turned turtle in Patna's Kandap village

TrakInvest Joins Hands With Andhra Govt. for Creating Jobs for Youth

TrakInvest, the world's first virtual social trading platform and a Singapore headquartered Ed-tech/Fin-tech firm has joined hands with the Andhra Pradesh government and Fintech Valley in Vizag to educate and create jobs for the youth across the state

Murder of NCP Candidate Condemned, Market Shut for Today and Tomorrow

Sitting legislator and Congress candidate and Meghalaya Education Minister Deborah Marak termed the murder of NCP candidate Jonathone N Sangma for Williamnagar seat as very unfortunate and expressed her condolence to the bereaved family.

Hyderabad's Temple Holds Special Prayers for Solving 'Banking Crisis'

As the whole country is shocked over the Nirav Modi scam, a special pooja 'Chakrabaja Madala Arachana' was performed at Chilkur Balaji Temple in Ranga Reddy district to 'save money facing threat from political and governmental interference in banking system'

Hyderabad’s Temple Holds Special Prayers for Solving ‘Banking Crisis’

As the whole country is shocked over the Nirav Modi scam, a special pooja 'Chakrabaja Madala Arachana' was performed at Chilkur Balaji Temple in Ranga Reddy district to 'save money facing threat from political and governmental interference in banking system'

Arvind Subramanian Praises Telangana's Land Record Programme

Chief Economic Adviser to the Central Government, Arvind Subramanian has praised Telangana's land record programme

Arvind Subramanian Praises Telangana’s Land Record Programme

Chief Economic Adviser to the Central Government, Arvind Subramanian has praised Telangana's land record programme

Rajesh Kakkar is Offshore Director of ONGC

Rajesh Kakkar has taken over charge of Director (Offshore) of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) on Monday

India is not Among the top 20 Coffee Drinking Countries, it's tea for India

In not-so-good news for coffee drinkers in India as it is not ranked among the top 20 coffee drinking countries of the world, according to a survey

India is not Among the top 20 Coffee Drinking Countries, it’s tea for India

In not-so-good news for coffee drinkers in India as it is not ranked among the top 20 coffee drinking countries of the world, according to a survey

Ram Temple Will be Built Very Soon: Malegaon Blast Accused

Ram temple will be built very soon at the same place where Lord Ram was born. I would personally go there and assist in the work of construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Trump Jr. arriving in India with business, foreign policy in mind

United States President Donald Trump's son, Donald Trump Jr., is coming to India with business and foreign policy in mind.

My son framed by PNB in Nirav Modi fraud case: Hanumant Kharat

My son has been framed by the Punjab National Bank in the Nirav Modi fraud case, said Hanumant Kharat, father of Manoj Kharat.

Kerala Activist Exposes Fake News Circulated by Leading Dailies

Activist Purushan Eloor took to social media to expose the false news propagated against him by Malayalam newspapers. Concerned relatives and friends had started visiting Eloor, an activist fighting the pollution of river Periyar, due to the misleading news, he said.

Maken's Working Style had Done Damage to Congress: Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit took a dig at the Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken and said that his "working style had done a lot of damage to the party."

Maken’s Working Style had Done Damage to Congress: Sheila Dikshit

Former Delhi chief minister and senior Congress leader Sheila Dikshit took a dig at the Delhi Congress president Ajay Maken and said that his "working style had done a lot of damage to the party."

SC to Hear Plea Seeking SIT Probe Into Justice Loya Case

The Supreme Court will on Monday continue hearing three pleas seeking a Special Investigation Team (SIT) probe into the death of special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) judge B.H. Loya.

Nepal's NPC Urges Government to Interrogate Chinese Firm

The National Planning Commission (NPC) of Nepal has urged the government to interrogate China Three Gorges International Corporation over the construction of the Paschim (West) Seti Hydro Power Project.

Nepal’s NPC Urges Government to Interrogate Chinese Firm

The National Planning Commission (NPC) of Nepal has urged the government to interrogate China Three Gorges International Corporation over the construction of the Paschim (West) Seti Hydro Power Project.

BAFTA: 'Three Billboards' Wins Supporting Actor, Best British Film

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' took the first award of the night for outstanding British film, which was presented by Jennifer Lawrence

BAFTA: ‘Three Billboards’ Wins Supporting Actor, Best British Film

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri' took the first award of the night for outstanding British film, which was presented by Jennifer Lawrence

Pak to Send Transgenders to Haj as Volunteers

Pakistan will send transgenders to the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia this year to serve as 'Khuddamul Hujjaj' or volunteers.

"Manikya Malaraya Poovi" Will Resonate in Supreme Court now

Priya Prakash Varrier has approached the supreme court against the case filed against her, which alleged the viral song is hurting religious sentiments as its about the love shared between Prophet Muhammed and his first wife Khadeejja

“Manikya Malaraya Poovi” Will Resonate in Supreme Court now

Priya Prakash Varrier has approached the supreme court against the case filed against her, which alleged the viral song is hurting religious sentiments as its about the love shared between Prophet Muhammed and his first wife Khadeejja

Rajkot School Gets Sanitary Napkin Vending Machine

Around 375 female students of classes 9 to 12 are expected to benefit from this move

Mood for Inter-Korean Summit not yet Right: South Korean President

South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday said that the general mood for a proposed inter-Korean summit with North Korea was "still not right"

Mother, Daughter Forced to eat Human Excreta for 'Practising Witchcraft'

The victims have registered their complaints against the accused for forcing them to eat faeces and tonsuring them.

Mother, Daughter Forced to eat Human Excreta for ‘Practising Witchcraft’

The victims have registered their complaints against the accused for forcing them to eat faeces and tonsuring them.

Arunachal Rape Victim Fighting Case Against Chief Minister Demands Justice

'Give me justice or no rape victim will believe anyone,' she said.

Trump Jr. to Launch Trump Towers Project in India

United States President Donald Trump's son Donald Trump Jr. is scheduled to arrive in Gurugram on Monday to endorse his luxurious residential project, the Trump Towers.

Chhattisgarh Farmers Exact Eloquence From Chief Minister

Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Saturday lauded the farmers of Naxal-hit Dantewada for bringing in a green revolution through organic farming.

Survivors of Florida School Shooting Call for Strict gun Laws

Survivors of the mass shooting in a school in Florida, which claimed 17 lives, on Saturday rallied in Fort Lauderdale and called for tougher gun laws.

KSU, DYFI Activists Clash in Kerala

A clash broke out between members of the Kerala Students Union (KSU) and the Democratic Youth Federation of India (DYFI) in Kerala's Alappuzha on Saturday.

Tripura: Voters Hopeful of pro-Development Government

As voting gets underway for 59 out of the 60 state assembly seats, voters here in Tripura's Udaipur await a government that can help spur holistic development of the state

No Terror Outfit Camps Exist on Pakistan Soil: Gen Bajwa

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa has claimed that Pakistan does not have any organised terror outfits on its soil.

Youth Congress General Secretary Booked for Physical Assault in Bengaluru

An FIR has been registered against Bengaluru District Youth Congress General Secretary Mohammed Haris Nalapad and ten others for allegedly beating up a person in a restaurant in Bengaluru's UB City.

Nirav Modi Fraud: LoU Granted Against Fixed Commission, Reveals CBI

Punjab National Bank officials (PNB) arrested in connection with the fraudulent transaction scam were sanctioned fixed commission for granting Letters of Undertaking (LoU), the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) revealed on Sunday.

Fidel Castro is not Justin Trudeau's Father, Says Canada

Canadian government has put a stop to rumour mills stating that Fidel Castro is the 'real' father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Fidel Castro is not Justin Trudeau’s Father, Says Canada

Canadian government has put a stop to rumour mills stating that Fidel Castro is the 'real' father of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Kerala: Private bus Owners to Meet Transport Minister on day 3 of Strike

The Private Bus Owners Coordination Committee of Kerala will be meeting State Transport Minister A K Saseendran on Sunday, amidst the third day of the strike called by them.

ASSOCHAM Urges Reduction of Govt. Stake in Banks

In lieu of the ongoing fraudulent transaction scam involving Punjab National Bank, the ASSOCHAM demanded that the government to reduce its stake in banks to less than 50 percent.

Tripura Polls: 11% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 9 a.m.

An approximate of 11 percent voter turnout till 9 a.m. has been recorded in the Tripura assembly elections on Sunday.