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We will give salaries to the employees before Diwali, says BSNL...

"We will give salaries to the employees before Diwali from our own resources on accruals. We generate Rs 1,600 crore a month revenues from services," BSNL chairman and MD P.K. Purwar told IANS.

Top officials of Uttar Pradesh to visit Ayodhya today

Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary R. K. Tiwari, Director General Police O. P. Singh and Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Avanish Awasthi will be in Ayodhya for a series of meetings with the local officials.

Jhansi: Four of family charred to death

The deceased included a man Jagdish, his wife Kumudbala, an elderly woman Rajni and a minor girl. One person has been seriously injured and admitted to a hospital.

Supreme Court asks UP Govt to provide security to Sunni Waqf...

Farooqui had moved the apex court through Sriram Panchu, one of the three-member mediation panel formed by the court in order to seek an amiable solution to the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

Goa: Striking lifeguards demand regular jobs, steady pay

"Lifeguards should be employed either as part of a society or a government corporation, because right now they have neither job security nor regular payment," local politician Siddesh Bhagat, a spokesperson for the striking lifeguards said.

Will do ‘Kaam Ki Baat’ not ‘Mann Ki Baat’, says Rahul

Speaking in Muslim-dominated Marora in Nuh district, he said the BJP was making false promises.

NIA questions SIMI operative in connection with Bodh Gaya and Patna...

A highly placed NIA source told IANS, "The agency questioned Azharudeen aka Chemical Ali in connection with the probe into the Bodh Gaya and Patna bomb blast cases of 2013 for over three hours while he was in police custody of the Chhattisgarh police."

ED summons Shivakumar’s mother, wife for questioning

The ED has earlier questioned Shivakumar's daughter Aishwarya; his brother and MP D.K. Suresh; and Belagavi Rural MLA Lakshmi Hebbalkar.

Ayodhya Commissioner denies permission to VHP to light lamps at Ram...

This followed a meeting here between a delegation of VHP leaders, including 'sants', and the Commissioner, but the official reportedly declined permission saying, "no religious activity beyond the Supreme Court's mandate on the issue will be allowed."

Remarks against Sonia Gandhi: Congress seeks unconditional apology from Haryana CM...

Congress women's wing chief Sushmita Dev said in a statement: "His (Khattar) remarks against the Congress President are deplorable and unparliamentary, it is a clear reflection of his and the BJP's disrespectful attitude towards women."

Mobile phone service resumes in Kashmir Valley after 70 days

There was a general sense of relief among the people around 12 noon when parents, relatives and friends started seeking welfare from each other after remaining cut off for over 70 days.

UP govt imposes Section 144 in Ayodhya as case enters final...

The district administration issued orders in this regard, late on Sunday night.

Depressed over losing job another Telangana RTC employee commits suicide

Depressed over losing his job over the ongoing strike, Surender Goud hanged himself at his house in Karwan area in Hyderabad.

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd employees to go on indefinite strike from today...

The management, however, said it was making efforts to avert the strike at all its 9 locations across the country over wage revision retrospectively since January 1, 2017.

2 BJP leaders on SIT radar in Chinmayanand case

The two leaders are believed to have been in close contact with Sanjay Singh, one of the three main accused in the extortion case.

Rumours trigger violence during idol immersion in UP

Violence reported during Durga Pooja in UP

Sectarian politics of Jats vs non-Jats to be a critical factor...

Will the Jat vs non-Jat favour BJP this time too? An analysis of election results and post-poll surveys conducted by the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS) suggests that the BJP remains on a strong footing in the state.

Harbhajan, Veena engage in war of words on Imran speech

Relations between the two Asian neighbours have been on a downhill ever since the Indian government's decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution which provided special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

A high percentage of Indian mothers have no formal education, CNNS...

Child's schooling was reported for school-aged children and adolescents. Among children aged 5-9 years, 91 per cent were currently attending school. Among adolescents aged 10-19 years, 52 per cent were 10-14 years and 48 per cent were between 15-19. Three-quarters (75 per cent) of adolescents (aged 10-19 years) were currently attending school.

No proof of adverse impact on environment, HC gives green signal...

The official tourist season in Goa starts on October 1 and winds up on May 31.

Telangana RTC strike: 48,000 employees face axe

They said on Monday, 3,105 RTC buses and 2,013 hired buses were operated. They also claimed that more than 6,000 private vehicles, school and college buses and taxi cabs were operated.

Voices of Dissent emerges over new UP Congress committee

Murmurs are also being heard in Congress circles about associates of former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi being sidelined in the new set up.

Lynching a ‘western construct’ to defame India, claims RSS chief Mohan...

“Lynching is not the word from Indian ethos, its origin is from a story in a separate religious text,” Bhagwat said at Nagpur in Maharashtra on the occasion of Vijayadashami. “We Indians trust in brotherhood. Don’t impose such terms on Indians.”

SC queries Navlakha’s counsel on his ties to banned Maoists

Giving Navlakha till the next hearing on October 15, the court directed the Maharashtra government not to take any coercive step and place all materials collected during the probe against him by that date.

Patna floods: Angry residents protest at several places

Patna:Hundreds of people staged protests here on Saturday against the state government for failing to pump out the floodwaters from their areas and provide...

Darjeeling tea workers on strike, life hit in Bengal hills

The 87 tea gardens in Darjeeling employ 60,000 permanent and 15,000-20,000 casual and temporary workers.

FIR against celebs who wrote to PM Modi against mob lynching

The letter had stated that the lynching of Muslims, Dalits and other minorities must be stopped immediately while stressing that there was "no democracy without dissent". It also noted that the chant "Jai Shri Ram" had been reduced to a "provocative war cry".

Country moving towards an authoritarian state: Rahul Gandhi

"In the ideological battle, the Congress believes in divergent views as our country has different languages, cultures, while the BJP believes in one man and one ideology," said Rahul Gandhi.

Modi, Hasina meet as India-B’desh ties poised for next level

Assam's National Register Of Citizens is also likely to figure in the talks. Prime Minister Modi had assured Hasina during their September 27 meeting in New York that Bangladesh need not be worried over the NRC, according to Bangladesh media reports.

Ex-Haryana Cong chief Ashok Tanwar quits party ahead of polls

Haryana is going to polls on October 21.

Part wage arrears: PSU bank staff’s Diwali bonanza

Meanwhile, employees of government-owned insurance companies -- life and general -- are complaining that they not as fortunate as their counterparts in public sector bank.

Tree-cutting in Mumbai, 75 environmental activists detained

Jadhav was also ordered to pay a fine of Rs 50,000 for his petition against the approval granted by the BMC Tree Authority of which he is a member, while Bhathena is moving the Supreme Court in the matter.

Anantnag grenade explosion, 14 injured

Police sources said that militants hurled the grenade at the entrance of the office complex at around 11 a.m.

School kids plant 350 trees near Mumbai station

Pioneering children-related empowerment themes, Nickelodeon has also organized campaigns like 'Surakshabandhan', International Day of Yoga and Road Safety Week.

How is writing a letter to PM sedition, asks Stalin

"How can it become sedition when asked to uphold secularism and tolerance?" Stalin asked.

Maharashtra Elections: Cong releases names of 19 candidates, Nirupam upset

The party has fielded two former Chief Ministers -- Prithviraj Chavan from Karad South and Ashok Chavan from Bhokar. Maharashtra will go to polls on October 21. The Congress is contesting 125 seats of the 288-member Assembly.

SC notice to CBI on Chidambaram’s bail plea

The former union minister and his son Karti Chidambaram were named in the INX Media case by Peter and Indrani Mukerjea, who are currently in a Mumbai jail in connection with the murder of Indrani's daughter Sheena Bora.

Witch-hunt continues, UP government registers new charges against Dr. Kafeel Khan

He was also not found guilty of not informing is seniors of the emergency situation back then nor was he involved in corruption related to tendering process for oxygen cylinders, as per the earlier report which surfaced in the media on September 27.

PMC scam: ED files PMLA case, raids at 6 places in...

The FIR was filed by Jasbir Singh Matta, manager, recovery department, of PMC Bank. It is also alleged that as many as 21,049 fictitious bank accounts were allegedly created to hide the loans, which were disbursed in violation of the Reserve Bank of India norms.

NGT Appointments: SC Seeks Response from Centre

The petition has claimed that due to non-appointment of judicial and expert members, several NGT benches are lying non-functional.

Over half of Maharashtra MLAs have criminal cases, ADR

The average assets per MLA for BJP MLAs is Rs 11.45 crore, Shiv Sena MLAs is Rs 6.83 crore, Congress MLAs is Rs 8.36 crore, 39 NCP MLAs is Rs 10.56 crore and 6 Independent MLAs have average assets of Rs 12.80 crore.

India-Pak Nuclear war can kill over 10 crore people says study

The black smoke would block sunlight from reaching the ground, driving temperatures around the world down for several years. Worldwide food shortages would likely come soon after.

Paresh Rawal apologises to Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan

Rawal had called Kafeel a "hero in the eyes of the ever-active termite clan" in a tweet soon after the BRD Medical College tragedy in Gorakhpur that led to the death of over 60 children due to lack of oxygen supply in August 2017.

Koregaon-Bhima case: Justice S Ravindra Bhat becomes 5th judge to recuse...

Among other things, they are accused of having alleged links with the banned CPI-Maoist, a conspiracy to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi and to overthrow the elected government.

INX media case: Chidambaram petitions SC for early hearing on bail...

The Enforcement Directorate has also filed a money laundering case against Chidambaram.

Delhi jail inmate hides blade in tummy, officials shocked

Sources said efforts are still on to remove the blade from his stomach. As to why he needed a surgical blade inside the jail is still unclear.

Jolt to BSP: Saharanpur unit joins BJP ahead of UP byboll

However, the exit of Molhu along with most of the party office-bearers just before Gangoh bypoll is likely to adversely hit its prospects.

Two-time Congress CM Hooda to file nomination today

In the 2014 Assembly polls, the BJP improved its 2009 tally of four to 47, followed by the INLD with 19 Legislators and the Congress with 15 seats.

Unofficial NRC: UP to identify Bangladeshis, other foreigners

"Previous governments have not acted against them due to vote bank politics," said a senior official.

Saradha case: Former Kolkata police chief granted anticipatory bail by Calcutta...

Saradha Group promoter Sudipta Sen as also his close associate Debjani Mukherjee is behind bars now.

False election affidavit: Set back for Fadnavis, SC orders probe

A complaint was filed by Satish Ukey against Fadanvis in the magistrate's court seeking his prosecution for not disclosing all the details of pending criminal cases.

Maharashtra polls: BJP names 125 candidates, Devendra Fadnavis fielded from Nagpur

The 288-member Maharashtra Assembly will go to the polls on October 21, while the results will be declared on October 24

Chinmayanand used to tear woman’s clothes when she resisted, says government...

The district government counsel Anuj Singh has said that according to the law student's statement, the former minister used to tear her clothes whenever she refused to remove them on her own, which is why they slapped IPC Section 354D (follows a woman and contacts, or attempts to contact such woman to foster personal interaction repeatedly despite a clear indication of disinterest by such woman) on Chinmayanand.

Court rejects Chinmayanand’s bail petition; sends him back to jail from...

Two days after his arrest on September 20, Chinmayanand was shifted to the hospital after he complained of high blood pressure and chest pain. Later, he complained of urinary problems.

Output of eight core industries contracts 0.5% in August, shows government...

Production in five of the sectors – coal, crude oil, natural gas, cement and electricity – declined in August. The steel sector showed the best growth, of 5%, during the month, while coal performed the worst, declining 8.6%.

INX Media Case: Rejected, Here is all you need to know...

 “He is a flight risk and it would be hazardous if he gets bail,” the lawyer had added. “When the accused is so powerful, his mere presence would intimidate witnesses.”

INX Media case: Delhi High Court dismisses P. Chidambaram’s bail petition

Justice Suresh Kumar Kait dismissed the bail on the grounds that after being a member of the Bar and of Parliament, "there is a chance that he may influence the witnesses".

Supreme Court dismisses Vaiko’s plea seeking Farooq Abdullah’s release

A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said that 'nothing survives' in the petition after taking note of his detention under the provisions of Jammu and Kashmir Public Safety Act.

Lahore HC allows to shift case against Hafiz Saeed from Gujranwala...

During the proceedings, a lawyer for the government said that they had no objection to shifting the case.

Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria takes charge as new...

Bhaduaria took over from his predecessor Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa who retired after serving in the IAF for over four decades.

Supreme Court refers Gautam Navlakha’s plea to another bench in Bhima-Koregoan...

The Bombay High Court on September 13 rejected Navlakha's plea seeking to quash the FIR filed against him early last year by the Pune Police for his alleged Maoist links and involvement in the Bhima-Koregaon and Elgar Parishad cases.

Supreme Court orders Gujarat government to give Rs 50 lakh and...

The top court has also ordered the state government to give her a job and accommodation.

Shahjahanpur: Congress leader Jitin Prasada under house arrest ahead of padyatra

In an audio message, Prasada said: "Congress today wanted to hold a march to highlight the plight of the Shahjahanpur rape victim but the local administration is not allowing it. Tell me how is this not a violation of law? It's unfortunate."

Congress party workers’ padyatra in support of Shahjahanpur victim

The 'padyatra' will start from Shahjahanpur and conclude in Lucknow, covering a distance of about 180 kms.

NCP demands ED action against BJP-Shiv Sena politicians

The former two-time Dy.CM said all the outstanding loans have been recovered and the MSCB has also made a profit of Rs. 285 crore, so where is the corruption or money-laundering, as alleged by the ED.

Congress appoints Rohan Gupta as social media head

Rahul's closest aide Milind Deora has all praises for Prime Minister Modi, which has not gone down well with the old guards.

Dipam , Niti Aayog aim to cut govt stake in select...

The government is at present on the look-out to tap newer sources of revenue as it tries to address the country's developmental needs. It has also had to sharply cut taxes to spur investments and push up growth which has slipped to a six year low.

Special drive to curb spurt in crime in Delhi launched

Expressing concern over rising street crimes, former Delhi Police Commissioner Ajay Raj Sharma said criminals would turn reckless if they felt the police were not in pro-active.

Divorce on grounds of desertion subject to maintenance: SC

The apex court declined to entertain the contentions raised by the husband that the wife being a qualified architect from a reputed university would be presumed to have sufficient income.

Punjab to release 550 prisoners as humanitarian gesture

In a letter dated September 14, the Chief Minister had urged Shah to accept the state government's formal proposal as a 'goodwill gesture' on humanitarian grounds.

6 militants, a soldier killed in J&K gunfights

The slain terrorists belonged to the Hizbul Mujahideen. Arms and ammunition were seized from them. They had infiltrated with an aim to revive militancy in the Chenab Valley, the police said.

India’s debt increases up to 4% in first quarter of FY20...

On an average, there is an increase of Rs 23,000 debt per individual, she said and added, the government should give money to the public as spending had decreased.

Congress plans ‘Padayatra’ in UP to highlight women safety

During the march, Congress workers and leaders will raise the issues concerning women's security. All leaders and workers have been asked to join the march. The participants will walk around 20 km a day.

SFI-ASA alliance sweeps Students Union polls at University of Hyderabad

Jiyad Hussain who had contested for the post of Vice President from MSF-Fraternity alliance managed to secure 500 votes. In the post-election speech Jiyad responded," Mister comrade, you are mistaken. You don't know who is here, you don't know who you are kidding! We are with our self-respect. We have decided to celebrate our izzat!"

Assembly bypolls: BJP scores 2 out of 4, Cong 1

Pala was deemed a bastion of the Kerala Congress-Mani, whose late leader K.M. Mani had held the seat for 54 years.

IBSA urges redoubling of efforts towards UNSC reform

The IBSA grouping was formalized and named the IBSA Dialogue Forum when the Foreign Ministers of the three countries met in Brasilia on June 6, 2003 and issued the Brasilia Declaration.

Tap water samples from 11 parts of Delhi fail parameters

The Delhi Jal Board comes directly under the Delhi government with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as its Chairman

“Babies Day Out”; Dr. Kafeel Khan acquitted of all false charges

Two years back. more than 60 children died at BRD medical college owing to shortage of Oxygen. The state government had tried to wash their hands off the incident by suspending Dr Kafeel Khan and holding him accountable for the tragedy.

“No liquidity crisis, demand to pick up” says Finance Minister

Bankers also told the Finance Minister that there were impressive possibilities in the services sector, which dominates the Indian economy.

SC Interfering with Poll Process in Karnataka ‘Constitutionally Strange’, says Congress

The poll panel told the court that the Representation of the People Act mandates it to fill the casual vacancies of state legislatures through by-elections within six months from the date of occurrence of the vacancy, so it can defer the poll.