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Aligarh Encounter: Mothers demand justice for their innocent sons who were murdered by UP...

The police gave them 100 INR for conveyance. Heena and Shabana went to the hospital only to find their children's dead bodies being dumped in the morgue of the hospital. Shabana recalled tearfully, "the bodies were battered and injured. Their faces were swollen. There were bloodstains on their faces."

Talib Hussain Faces Death Threats in Police Custody

A jail inmate who was with him was released last week. He confirmed that the assistant superintendent of the police (SP) and others are hatching a plot to kill him before his next hearing on September 25.

UP government harassment of Dr. Kafeel Khan continues

The relentless attack on Dr. Kafeel Khan and his family by the Yogi Adityanath led UP government continues, as he has been arrested and put in Gorakhpur jail once again along with his brother Adeel Khan.

40000 Additional Forces deployed for 2018 civic Polls

the additional 40,000 soldiers would be primarily deployed for “area domination”, night patrolling and security for contestants if needed.

Step-Mother and Step-Brother in Uri Rape and Murder case says Police

According to police, the minor girl was first gang-raped and later on murdered with an axe. The eyes of the girl were also gouged out and her body was sprinkled with acid.

Threats and Abductions in South Kashmir: Three Cops Killed in Shopian

As per the locals from Wangam village that they spotted the bodies of policemen early in the morning. They informed the district police, who reached to the spot and took the bodies to the district hospital for medical formalities.

Muharram Procession restricted in Srinagar

Muharram is the first month of the Islamic calendar when Muslims commemorate the martyrdom of Imam-i-Hussain, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammad. The Shia sect of Muslims celebrated the Muharram as the martyrdom of Imam Hussain and his family in Karbala in 61AH/680CE.

Governor, Mehbooba Mufti and Farooq Abdullah Pay Tribute to Karbala Martyrs

the Governor said that Hazrat Imam Hussain (RA) and his companions sacrificed their lives for upholding the high values of truth, justice and righteousness.

Mosque in Sheetala Colony Sealed After Complaints from Hindutva Groups

Gurgaon was in news this year when Hindutva groups disrupted Friday prayers in open spaces by the Muslims. Back then, they threatened the permanent closure of Friday prayers by Muslims in the open, citing traffic hassles. However, most of these prayers were held in parks, barren lands, or lanes which hardly caused any traffic problem

Governor Promises Corruption Free Governance in the Jammu and Kashmir

I have kept the doors of Raj Bhavan open for the public. They can come and meet me any time,” he said, adding that he won’t hesitate to meet people even at midnight. He said that he would “respectfully” listen to the complaints and grievances of the general public.

Rajnath Singh Appeals to all Mainstream Parties of J&K to not Boycott Civic Polls

the Home minister appealed the political parties to contest the upcoming panchayat and urban local polls instead of boycotting them. This will provide an opportunity for them to interact with the people and would work for the development of the state.

Doctors inform Court that Aasifa was sexually assaulted

Till now, 54 witnesses have deposed before the court in the ongoing trial in the brutal rape and murder of the 8-year old girl who was repeatedly assaulted before being killed at a village in Jammu Kashmir's Kathua district in January.

Dilbag Singh Replaces S P Vaid as DGP in J&K

Vaid's services have been placed at the disposal of the General Administration Department for further posting as state transport commissioner. S P Vaid, an IPS officer of 1986 batch, was appointed as the DGP by the previous PDP-BJP government.

Chief Electoral Officer Announces Date for 9-Phased Panchayat Polls in J&K

The chief electoral officer Shaleen Kabra on Sunday announced the timetable for panchayat polls in the state, even as he assured that the government will provide a "security environment" to the contestants.

Bollywood Can Reconstruct Kashmir By Removing Trust-Deficit Among Tourists: Manoj Bajpayee

The film shootings in Kashmir can also help overcome the negative image of the Valley created by its wrong portrayal by some sections of media. He further said that the film shootings in the Valley can help remove the “trust-deficit” among the tourists.

Joint Resistance Leadership Launches Social Media Campaign Ahead Of Polls

Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said that the people of Kashmir were not interested in any election and the Joint Resistance Leadership would soon start a sustained election boycott campaign on social media with only one key slogan ‘no election, only right to self-determination’.

Uttar Pradesh government had no choice but to release Chandra Shekhar Azad

They knew they cannot defend the imposition of NSA on him any longer and therefore Yogi tried to feign magnanimity by releasing him a month before his due date. They are desperate because of the Dalit votes slipping away from them. But look how scared they are of him. They deliberately made this entire process very quick and released him in the midnight to prevent even greater masses of people to reach the jail gate when he had walked out.

CUK Suspends Professor for Facebook Post, Students Condemn “Admin Fascism”

While ASA, CUK unit responded that, "University administration has never been student friendly. Delimiting student voices of criticism with oppression has been the Sanghi administration's way of disrespecting the constitutional right to freedom of opinion and expression.”

Kashmir DGP directs officers to prepare for smooth panchayat elections

Singh, who was recently appointed as State’s new police chief, held the security review meeting on ULB and Panchayat polls with the Senior Superintendents of Police and Deputy Inspectors General of Police IG's of Kashmir Zone through video conference at Police Control Room here.

Journalist bodies of Kashmir Valley Protested against the Arrest of Asif Sultan

Asif was detained illegally for six days without any charges against him. We demand that the officers concerned be held responsible and action is taken against them for arresting a journalist.

CBI seeks closure on the case of missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed

Najeeb Ahmed, a student from the School of biotechnology in JNU, joined the University in July 2016. A resident of the Mahi Mandavi hostel, Najeeb reportedly was beaten up by the activists belonging to the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) at night between 14th and 15th October in his hostel.

CUK Dismisses Student for Facebook Post

Political parties within the campus have strongly condemned and protested the decision of the admin.

Instagram adds six new superzoom effects to make your stories more dramatic

Now, you will have new Superzoom effects to add to your Instagram stories.

US facing ‘Genuine Constitutional Crisis’, says John Kerry

Amid the turmoil in the Donald Trump administration since the revelations in Bob Woodward's book, followed by a berating op-ed in the New York Times, former Secretary of State, John Kerry on Thursday said that the US is facing "a genuine constitutional crisis."

Will Have Ethanol Industry Worth 1 lakh crore in 5-7 Years, Says Gadkari

Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said that India will have an ethanol industry worth Rs 1 lakh crore within the next five to seven years.

Kovind Stresses on Improving India-Czech Economic Ties

President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday stressed on strengthening economic ties between India and the Czech Republic during his three-day visit to the central European country.

5 Dead, 21 Injured After bus Falls Into Gorge in Uttarakhand

Five people were killed and eighteen others were injured after a bus fell into a 50-feet deep gorge near Mohanri in Uttarakhand's Almora districts on Thursday.

Oscars Takes Down ‘Popular’ Category for its 91st Edition

After weeks of criticism, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) has now officially decided not to introduce the new 'popular' category at the 91st Oscars, which is slated to take place in 2019.

US Calls for Fair Elections in Maldives, Warns of Sanctions

The United States on Wednesday expressed its concerns over the "continued democratic backsliding" in the Maldives and warned the island nation it would take "appropriate measures" against those undermining fair electoral process and democracy.

Commercial Vehicles on Alternative Fuel Exempted From Permits

New Delhi: Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday announced exemption of commercial vehicles, buses, taxis and all vehicles running on alternative...

Serena Outclasses Sevastova to Enter US Open Final

World No. 26 Serena Williams on Thursday (local time) sealed her spot in the final of the ongoing US Open women's singles by handing Latvia's World No. 18 Anastasija Sevastova a 6-3, 6-0 defeat.

Railways Providing Best Speed WiFi at 710 Stations, Says Piyush Goyal

Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal has said that Indian Railways has taken Wi-Fi to 710 railway stations, while claiming that it is the best in the country in terms of speed.

Politicians can be bad, not Politics, Says Farooq Abdullah

Former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir and National Conference president Farooq Abdullah has said that "politics is not bad but politicians can be bad".

Andhra Pradesh to Allot 15,091 Houses Under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana

Andhra Pradesh cabinet has approved the allotment of 15,091 houses in 2018-19 under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) - NTR (Urban) Nagar scheme.

8 Afghan Policemen Killed in Insider Attack by Taliban

The Taliban on Wednesday set ablaze the bodies of at least eight policemen who were killed in an insider attack in the northeastern province of Takhar.

3 Dead in Cincinnati Shooting

A shooting incident at the Fifth Third Centre in Cincinnati's Fountain Square on Thursday killed at least three people and injured five others, Cincinnati police chief, Eliot Isaac confirmed.

Congress Leader Kondru Murali Joins TDP

Congress leader and former minister Kondru Murali Mohan joined Telugu Desam Party (TDP) on Thursday in the presence of TDP president and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu. Naidu welcomed Mohan into the party.

CBI Arrests 5 People in Gutka Scam in Tamil Nadu

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday arrested five people in connection with the alleged gutka scam in Tamil Nadu.

Jammu and Kashmir DGP SP Vaid Transferred

The Jammu and Kashmir government has transferred state Director General of Police (DGP) SP Vaid on Thursday with immediate effect.

Delhi High Court Notice to AAP Government Over Illegal Pathological Labs

The Delhi High Court on Thursday issued a notice to the Delhi government on a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking urgent action against all illegal pathological labs and diagnostic centers across the region. The case will come up for hearing on September 17.

Accused in Dabholkar Murder Case Sent to CBI Custody Till September 12

A session court here on Thursday granted the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) the custody of Amol Kale, an accused in the Narendra Dabholkar murder case, till September 14.

Airtel Payments Bank Enables card-less Cash Withdrawal at ATMs

Airtel Payment Bank, India's first payments bank, has announced that its customers can now make card-less cash withdrawals at over 100,000 ATMs across India.

Supreme Court Extends Activists’ House Arrest Till September 12

The Supreme Court on Thursday extended the house arrest of the five activists, who were allegedly involved in Bhima Koregaon violence, till September 12.

Naxal Arrested in Dantewada

The Chhattisgarh police on Wednesday arrested one Naxal in Kirandul town of Dantewada district following an encounter.

Microsoft Releases Speech Corpus for Three Indian Languages

Microsoft India on Thursday announced the availability of Microsoft Indian language Speech Corpus, offering speech training and test data for Telugu, Tamil and Gujarati.

Telangana Assembly Dissolved, set for Early Polls

Governor of Telangana ESL Narasimhan on Thursday dissolved the state assembly following the recommendation from Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao-led cabinet.

UN in India Welcomes Decriminalisation of gay sex by Supreme Court

The United Nations (UN) in India welcomed Thursday's landmark ruling by the Supreme Court of India that decriminalised gay sex.

Apple may Ditch ‘Plus’ for the iPhone Xs ‘Max’

Adding to the rumours and speculations ahead of the September 12 release of Apple's new iPhones, it is now believed that one of the upcoming models will carry the iPhone Xs Max moniker.

Supreme Court Decriminalises Homosexuality

In a landmark judgement, after months of deliberations, the Supreme Court on Thursday struck down the Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) which criminalised homosexuality.

Korean Leaders to Hold Summit in Pyongyang in September

South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet for the third time during the inter-Korean summit from September 18 to September 20 in Pyongyang.

Petrol, Diesel Prices Break Fresh Records

Fuel prices once again witnessed a hike on Thursday, with petrol being sold at Rs.79.51 per litre and diesel at Rs.71.55 per litre here in the national capital.

Jharkhand CM Invites China’s Investment in Food Processing Units

Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das met with the Party Secretary of Henan Province, Wang Guosheng on Wednesday evening and invited Chinese investment in the food processing companies in his state.

International Exposure Necessary for Indian Sportsperson, Says Army Chief

It is important for Indian sportspersons to get international exposure for in the run-up to Mission Olympics 2020, said Army Chief General Bipin Rawat after meeting Asian Games 2018 medal winners from Army.

Ecuador to Submit ‘A son of Man’ at Oscars

Ecuador has officially chosen 'A Son of Man' to be submitted at the 91st Oscars under the 'foreign language film' category.

Demonetisation a Disaster, Discard Rs. 2000 Notes, Says Andhra CM

Terming demonetisation as a disaster, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu demanded the abolition of Rs. 2000 currency note.

US Vice President Praises Sessions

Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, on Wednesday heaped words of praise on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who is facing thire of President Donald Trump over the Department of Justice investigations into two GOP Congressmen.

Scholarship Building Block of Meaningful International Relation, Says President Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind has said that scholarship and learning are the building blocks of any meaningful international relationship.

11 Haqqani Members Arrested in Afghanistan

As many as 11 members of the Haqqani network were arrested on Wednesday by Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) in an operation in Kabul.

Athawale to Move SC Against ban on ‘Dalit’ Word Usage

Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Ramdas Athawale on Wednesday said the Republican Party of India (RPI) would move the Supreme Court to challenge the Ministry of Information and Broadcast directive advising the media to refrain from using the word 'Dalit'.

6.7 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Japan’s Hokkaido Island

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit Japan's northern island of Hokkaido in the wee hours of Thursday, Japan's Meteorological Agency confirmed.

Telangana Registers 21.96% Growth Rate in First 5 Months

Telangana State has achieved 21.96 percent growth rate in revenue during the first five months of the financial year 2018-19, informed Chief Minister's office on Wednesday.

Twin Blasts in Afghanistan Kill 20

At least 20 people were killed and dozens others were injured in two bomb blasts that occurred in Kabul's Qala-e-Nazer area on Wednesday.

Patnaik Writes to Centre for Establishment of HC Benches

Amid mounting protests for establishment of High Court benches in southern and western part of Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday wrote a letter to Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, requesting to expedite the formal process for setting up the High Court benches.

Congress Accuses Modi government of ‘Doublespeak’ on its Defence Deals

Accusing the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government of following "doublespeak" on its defence deals, the Congress on Wednesday questioned why the ruling dispensation did not apply the same principle in the Rafale deal with France as it did with the AK-103 assault rifles deal with Russia.

Serena Williams Cruises Into US Open Semi-finals

Former World No. 1 and Serena Williams on Tuesday (local time) went past Czech Republic's Karolína Pliskova in straight sets to enter the semi-finals of the women's singles event in the US Open for the tenth successive year.

ED Books Retired IAS Officer Under PMLA

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed prosecution complaint under Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), against a retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and his three associates for spending Rs. 5,41,21,019 more than earning from lawful sources.

Arif Alvi Elected as 13th Pakistan President

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Arif-ur-Rehman Alvi was on Tuesday elected as the 13th President of Pakistan, the result data from the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) confirmed.

CBI Arrests NCB Intelligence Officer for Demanding Bribe

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday arrested an Intelligence Officer of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Kolkata for accepting a bribe of Rs. 50,000.

India’s Economy Making Steady Progress, Says President Kovind in Bulgaria

President Ram Nath Kovind apprised the Indian community in Bulgaria of India's growth story, saying that the economy of the country is making steady progress.

Rahul Will be PM After 2019 Elections, Says Punjab CM

Dismissing news about his differences with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said that the entire party is solidly backing Gandhi on every front.

Study Provides 10-year Risk Estimates for Dementia

A new study has provided 10-year absolute risk estimates for dementia, specific to age and sex, which may help identify high-risk individuals who could potentially benefit from early targeted prevention.

Oraimo Launches new Range of Bluetooth Earphones

If you are looking for a sturdy, stylish and reliable set of earphones to fulfill your travel as well as music needs, then this set of earphones is just the perfect pick for you.

IAF MiG 27 Crashes Near Jodhpur

An Indian Air force MiG 27 aircraft crashed near Jodhpur in Rajasthan during a routine mission on Tuesday morning.

CJI Office Formally Recommends Ranjan Gogoi as Chief Justice

The office of the Chief Justice of India on Tuesday sent a letter to the Union of India (UOI) recommending Justice Ranjan Gogoi as the successor to incumbent Chief Justice Dipak Misra, according to sources.

Airfare Cheaper Than Auto Rickshaw Ride, Says Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha claimed that the cost of air tickets was much lesser than that of an auto rickshaw in the present day.

Pakistan to Elect new President Today

The lawmakers in Pakistan are set to elect the 13th president of the country by a secret ballot on Tuesday.

Nadeem Nusrat Welcomes US’ Decision to Cancel aid to Pakistan

Nadeem Nusrat, chairman of Voice of Karachi, a US-based advocacy group, has welcomed Washington's recent actions to pressurise Islamabad in order to stop supporting terrorist groups in their soil.

BJP MLA Apologises for son’s Threat to Scindia

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Uma Devi Khatik apologised after her son, Princedeep Khatik, threatened to shoot Congress leader and MP Jyotiraditya Scindia.

MBA Graduate From Jammu and Kashmir Joins Militancy, Family Awaits his Return

The family of a youth from Jammu and Kashmir's Doda district, who has joined a terror group, has appealed to him to return home and shun the path of violence.

Theft at Hyderabad’s Nizam Museum, Search for Suspect Underway

Artefacts from Hyderabad's Nizam Museum were stolen by unidentified persons on Monday, after which police launched a search operation to nab the suspects.