Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug 27 : Denouncing Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's assertion that only five percent of Kashmiris are behind the unrest, the National Conference (NC) on Saturday lashed out at the former saying she is misleading herself and "living in a make-believe world" even as the entire valley is steaming with security forces.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday called for a larger economic and trade cooperation, including goods and services, among the Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS) member nations for achieving higher growth in the globally challenging environment.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Swaraj Abhiyan's press conference on Saturday to attack the liquor policy of the AAP government in Delhi was ironically held at the Press Club of India (PCI), which itself serves drinks.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : The Swaraj Abhiyan on Saturday slammed the Delhi government for its "hypocrisy" on the liquor policy and granting licences in large numbers to drinking establishments.
Panaji, Aug 27 : Overstaying foreign nationals, especially Nigerians, are a "real problem" and their only ostensible business is drug dealing, Goa Advocate General Saresh Lotlikar said on Saturday.
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug. 27 (ANI): Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar on Saturday said Pakistan should not internationalise the Kashmir issue, adding that it is a bilateral issue.
Damoh (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug. 27 : In an inhumane act, a man and his five-year-old daughter were thrown out of the bus they were travelling in after his sick wife died on board in Damoh district of Madhya Pradesh on Saturday.
Agartala (Tripura), Aug. 27 : Tripura Governor Tathagatha Roy has raised question over India's policy on not giving the legitimate share of river water to friendly nation Bangladesh when it does not deny the same right to a hostile nation like Pakistan.
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir [India], Aug. 27 : Asserting that Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) is as much part of Jammu and Kashmir as are Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh and Gilgit-Baltistan, Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh on Saturday said it is India's responsibility to get PoJK and Gilgit-Baltistan freed from illegal occupation of Pakistan and restore its lost glory.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : While she was in Delhi, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday attacked Pakistan and separatist leaders for inciting trouble in the state, but later in Srinagar her tone and tenor changed -- from being angry to conciliatory.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday squarely blamed Pakistan and separatists for fuelling the ongoing trouble in the Kashmir Valley that has been seething with public anger and violent anti-government protests for the past 50 days.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : The leaked data on Scorpene submarine has changed a few hands, after being taken from DCNS by a subcontractor, before reaching the whistleblower who gave it to The Australian newspaper, and will be handed over to the Australian government on Monday, said a report by the journalist who broke the story.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : BJP President Amit Shah said on Saturday that his party has ushered in an era of "politics of performance" in the country and asked the states to play a big role in the implementation of schemes and to bring in good governance.
Agartala, Aug 27 : China, which earlier provided support to terrorists in northeast India, is now trying to get involved in political developments in the countries adjoining India, security experts from India and Bangladesh said here.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : The 22nd edition of the Delhi Book Fair opened in the capital on Saturday with the participation of over 250 leading companies from India and overseas.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Aug. 27 : Playing down India's move to isolate Pakistan in the region amidst escalating tensions between the two over the ongoing unrest in the Kashmir Valley, Islamabad said New Delhi's decision not to send its finance minister, Arun Jaitley, for the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) finance ministers' conference hardly matters.
Srinagar [India], Aug. 27 : Senior Hurriyat leader Engineer Hilal Ahmad War on Saturday categorically said that the Hurriyat Conference is ready to hold talks with the Government of India for the solution of the Kashmir problem, adding that they are averse to war and not to dialogue.
Hyderabad, Aug. 27 : Calling on the BJP-PDP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir to restore normalcy in the Kashmir Valley, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Saturday said the cycle of violence has to end and it is the responsibility of the state government to take all necessary steps.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : Asserting that the removal of Sucha Singh Chhotepur as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab chief on charges of corruption was an 'orchestrated strategy', the Congress Party on Saturday said that the game plan behind his removal is to prepare the ground for AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal's move from Delhi to Punjab.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : Delhi Home Minister Satyender Kumar Jain on Saturday said that Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung needs to get out of his "British Raj" mindset of controlling a duly elected city government, and serve the people of the national capital.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : Union Minister of Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on Friday said that Jammu and Kashmir is integral part of India and added that the time has come for India to retrieve that part of Kashmir which has been illegally occupied by Pakistan.
Jorhat (Assam) [India], Aug. 27 : Frog weddings were solemnized by the Rongdoi village in Assam's Jorhat district to please the Hindu Rain God Barun.
Rajgir (Bihar)[India], Aug. 27 : President Pranab Mukherjee today laid the foundation stone of the permanent campus of Nalanda University at Pilkhi village in Rajgir, Bihar.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : A Delhi Court on Saturday issued notices to Congress president Sonia Gandhi, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi and five others on Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy's application seeking summoning of certain documents from Associated Journals Pvt. Ltd (AJL) and Indian National Congress (INC) in connection with the National Herald case.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : Re-iterating his stand that Islamabad only wants peace to prevail in Kashmir which has been hit by violence for more than two months, Pakistani High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit on Saturday said that even though India had 'rejected' their offer for talks on the matter, he hoped that a dialogue between the two nations was slated soon.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal was likely to be arrested and then removed from her post as this is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lt Governor Najeeb Jung allegedly want.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday slammed Pakistan and separatist leaders for fuelling unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and hoped that a "very concerned" Prime Minister Narendra Modi would get the troubled state out of the deadly turmoil that has left over 70 dead and crippled life in the valley for 50 days.
Varanasi, Aug 27 : Lakhs of people have been affected by the raging floods in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Varanasi parliamentary constituency but this hasn't detered a mixed group of 49 corporators from embarking on a 10-day, six-city tour of three states -- ostensibly for a "study on sanitation".
While sections in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seem to believe, as Bal Thackeray did, that the gun is the only solution for the unrest in Kashmir, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has shown a willingness for conciliation which holds out some hope of forward movement.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : Despite the country sending a contingent of 119 athletes to the Rio Olympics this year and managing to win only two medals, a silver and a bronze, Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel on Saturday said that he was not upset with India's performance at the prestigious quadrennial event.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : Training her guns on Pakistan once again and holding them responsible for instigating the youth in violence-hit Kashmir, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday asserted that if Islamabad is really concerned about the situation in the Valley, then it will try to help in fixing the crisis rather than fanning the flames.
Rajgir (Bihar), Aug 27 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday attended the maiden convocation ceremony of Nalanda University and launched the ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the sprawling university campus here, an official said.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : From her fellow contestants to judges, she made everyone on the sets of "MasterChef Australia" fall in love with "desi" spices. Nidhi Mahajan, whose exit from the globally-renowned TV cooking show was an emotional affair, says Indian cuisine goes way beyond the misconceptions that people across the world have about it.
Panic gripped Manipur in July, 2016 when a four-year-old girl -- after suffering high fever, convulsions, and slipping in and out of consciousness over a few days -- succumbed to Japanese encephalitis (JE), the state's first death from the viral brain infection transmitted by the Culex mosquito since 2010. A few days later, the virus claimed its second victim, an adult.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday blamed Pakistan for instigating unrest in Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Saturday and said she was happy the central government was reaching out to all stakeholders to restore peace in the troubled state.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday said that Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's constant remarks attacking Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) displays his mindset that seems to confirm the allegations against him, adding that he should speak something based on truth otherwise people will doubt his credibility.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : Asserting that the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government fully supported all the state in their endeavours, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday called on West Bengal Chief Minister to stop complaining against the Centre and focus on fulfilling the responsibilities she has towards her people.
Chhatarpur (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Aug. 27 : In what could be a slap on the face of the civil society, a case of shocking apathy has come to fore, wherein a pregnant woman in Madhya Pradesh was forced to walk six kilometres through a waterlogged area to reach the hospital to deliver her baby.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal was likely to be arrested and then removed as this is what Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung want.
Ranchi, Aug 27 : Tala Marandi's sacking as Jharkhand BJP chief just 13 weeks after his appointment has a lot to do with his criticism of his own government over proposed changes in the laws safeguarding tribal land rights, observers say.
Chennai, Aug 27 : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) is gearing up to test its scramjet engine on Sunday while the launch of weather satellite INSAT-3DR with the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle (GSLV-MkII) has been postponed to September, a senior official said on Saturday.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi today and is most likely have a discussion on the current state of unrest in the valley.
Mumbai [India], Aug.27 : In the backdrop of Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Delhi on Saturday to discuss ways to end the unrest in her state, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) hoped that their meeting will yield positive results aimed at ensuring peace in the strife-torn valley.
Mumbai [India], Aug. 27 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday cautioned West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee not to become a roadblock to progressive democracy, and instead, come up with solutions to resolve existing problems.
New Delhi [India], Aug.27 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann on Saturday said that the alleged bribery case against Sucha Singhe Chhotepur will be probed by a committee constituted by the party.
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Aug. 27 : Former Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police and defence expert M.M. Khajuria on Saturday said the expected meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and state Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has to be seen as critical since there is an impression that the Centre and the state government are not on the same page.
New Delhi [India], Aug. 27 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold a meeting with party ruled state chief ministers on Saturday to discuss issues of organisational expansion and publicising of central government's schemes among people.
Mumbai [India], Aug. 27 : Swatting away criticism of the recently drafted Surrogacy Bill, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday asserted that the Centre had to introduce it as commercial surrogacy had become a 'money making racket' and was not benefitting genuine cases where people needed to be helped.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Aug. 27 : With the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) continuing to attack Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi over his comments about the organisation's involvement in the murder of Mahatma Gandhi, the grand old party asserted that it was a known fact that the RSS was against the Mahatma's ideology of peace and harmony.
New Delhi, Aug 27 : The leaked data on Indian Scorpene submarines was given by a "whistleblower" to The Australian, the newspaper said in a report, adding that the "whistleblower" would hand over the disk to the "government" on Monday.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : India on Friday reiterated the leaked Scorpene documents will not hurt the country's strategic interests with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar stressing that it was not a "big concern" while the Australian journalist who broke the story claimed the Indian government was downplaying the incident and weapons data also figured in the papers.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : Dubbing the Surrogacy Regulation Bill, 2016, as "medieval and
Srinagar [Jammu and Kashmir], Aug. 26 : With another youth succumbing to his injuries in the clashes that broke out between security forces and the locals in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir today, the death toll in the Valley has reached 67.
New Delhi (India), Aug 26 : Congress Party member and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Friday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Kashmir for failing to control the unrest in the valley.
New Delhi (India), Aug 26 : Calling upon the Pakistan Government to pay heed to the findings of the United Nations' 1267 monitoring committee which established that underworld don Dawood Ibrahim resides and own properties in Pakistan, the India on Friday asked the Asian neighbour to extradite the "global terrorist".
Chandigarh [Punjab], Aug 26 : After taking on party supremo Arvind Kejriwal and accusing his co-workers of falsely implicating him in a bid to tarnish his image, the Aam Aadmi Party on Friday sacked its Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chhotepur from his post.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : On a two-month deployment in the western Indian Ocean, Indian Navy ships Kolkata, Trikand and Aditya on Friday arrived at Port Victoria in the Seychelles.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : First time job seekers from rural and semi-urban areas will be able to search for jobs through an app now, with National Career Service Portal (Ministry of Labour) on Friday entering into a partnership with FirstJob, a hiring solutions firm.
New Delhi, Aug 26 : An online complaint box for reporting child sexual abuse, Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO), e-Box, was launched here on Friday by Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi.