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BJP corporators, mayor forced us to sing Vande Mataram: SP corporator
Meerut (Utter Pradesh) , Mar. 30 : Following the Vande Mataram row that took place earlier this week, Samajwadi Party (SP) corporator Afzal on Thursday asserted that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) corporators and mayor forced them to sing the song. Read Full Story

Attacks on Nigerians 'unacceptable': MEA
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday condemned the violence against three Nigerian nationals in Uttar Pradesh, stating it was "unacceptable" and assured that it is committed to ensuring the safety and security of foreigners in India. Read Full Story

Triple talaq unconstitutional: Mukul Rohatgi
New Delhi , Mar 30 : Dubbing the practice of triple talaq as unconstitutional, Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Thursday said the respective divorce is not in accord with right to life and dignity. Read Full Story

Phoolka seeks permission to continue as counsel for 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Senior lawyer and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) member H.S. Phoolka on Thursday wrote to the Bar Council seeking special permission to continue as counsel for the 1984 anti-Sikh riots victims on a pro bono basis. Read Full Story

Delhi Karnataka Sangha hosts concert to celebrate 25th anniversary of Kazakhstan-India relations
New Delhi , Mar.30 : The Delhi Karnataka Sangha organization, represented by its president, Vasanth Shetty Bellare, and the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India, jointly hosted a concert here as part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and India. Read Full Story

Government initiates enquiry against J-K Handicrafts Corporation MD
Jammu and Kashmir , Mar. 30 : Taking a small step towards eradicating corruption in the state machinery, the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti led coalition government of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday initiated an enquiry against Ishtiaq Hussain Drabu, Managing Director of Jammu and Kashmir Handicrafts Corporation, under the civil services rules, 1956. Read Full Story

Envoy highlights Kazakhstan's policies, achievements at seminar on Central Asia post Cold War
New Delhi , Mar.30 : Participating in a seminar on Central Asia post the Cold War, Kazakhstan's Ambassador Bulat Sarsenbayev drew particular attention to Kazakhstan's domestic and foreign policies as well as its political, economic and cultural achievements. Read Full Story

Supreme Court reserves order on liquor ban off national highways
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on banning off liquor vends on state and national highways. Read Full Story

Is having Gaikwad as surname a crime, asks BJP MP
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Expressing displeasure over being ill-treated at the airport for sharing the same surname as that of Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Sunil Gaikwad on Thursday dubbed it as harassment and questioned if it was a crime to have Gaikwad as his last name. Read Full Story

Manoj Sinha conspiring to kill me, claims Mukhtar Ansari
New Delhi , Mar 30 : Controversial Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Mukhtar Ansari on Thursday accused Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Manoj Sinha for conspiring his murder. Read Full Story

Centre constitutes committee for extension of industrial package for hill states
New Delhi , Mar.30 : Union Minister Of State for Commerce and Industry Nirmala Sitharaman told Shimla Member Parliament Virender Kashyap that a Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of NITI Aayog has been constituted for formulating new industrial policy for hill states like Himachal Pradesh , Uttrakhand and Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Regional connectivity flight set to take wings
New Delhi , Mar.30 : The Airports Authority of India (AAI),the implementing agency, will issue Letter of Awards for 27 proposals received under RCS-UDAN. Key features of the proposals awarded by AAI include: Read Full Story

SC refers triple talaq matter to constitution bench, hearing to start from May 11
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Supreme Court on Thursday referred the triple talaq issue to a Constitution bench, which will hear the matter on May 11. Read Full Story

Govt to provide Rs. 2.05 billion to boost airline travel between smaller cities: Jayant Sinha
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Union Minister of State for Aviation Jayant Sinha on Thursday said the government will provide Rs. 2.05 billion as financial support to boost airline travel between smaller cities. Read Full Story

Will expose real face of Separatists: Jitendra Singh
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : While condemning the recent incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir, Union Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Dr. Jitendra Singh on Thursday accused the separatists for instigating the youth in the Valley. Read Full Story

There will be no discrimination against opposition: Adityanath
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday called for unanimity between the ruling government and the opposition, adding that there would not be no discrimination against the latter. Read Full Story

Congress advises Muslim community to evaluate misuse of Triple Talaq
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : After a Triple Talaq victim wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealing to ban its practice, the Congress Party on Thursday advised the Muslim community to evaluate the misuse of the system. Read Full Story

Parliament passes Finance Bill 2017
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Parliament has passed Finance Bill 2017 with the Lok Sabha today negating all the five amendments made by the Rajya Sabha. Read Full Story

'Annabelle' sequel gets a new title
New Delhi , Mar.30 : 'Annabelle,' the evil doll which terrorized the Perron family in 'The Conjuring' is back and now, has a new title. Read Full Story

No Indians have lost jobs yet: Swaraj on H1B visa policy
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured Indians that the Central Government is in talks with the United States administration to ensure that Indians living are not at loss due to the new H1B visa policy. Read Full Story

Administration on alert to ensure incidents of attack on Nigerians don't repeat: Swaraj
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said it is not apt to comment till there is result of investigation into the attack on Nigerians matter, adding that the administration is on alert to ensure such incidents don't repeat. Read Full Story

ATS reaches Mahakaushal train derailment site, MoS railways orders inquiry
Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 30 : The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Thursday reached the Mahakaushal train derailment site in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba region to take stock of the situation. Read Full Story

Swamy terms triple talaq an 'immoral thing'
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday described triple talaq as 'immoral', as it while stating that the controversial practice only proved that there is inequality between men and women which is unacceptable in Indian society. Read Full Story

Post being thrashed Kenyan woman withdraws complaint
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 30 : The Kenyan woman, who claimed she was allegedly thrashed in Greater Noida on Wednesday, has withdrawn her complaint after police said no such incident had taken place and that she was lying. Read Full Story

Will see if GST benefits rural sections of nation: NCP
New Delhi Mar. 30 : With the Lok Sabha passing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill yesterday, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said that it will see if the Bill benefits the rural and middle class sections of the society as they do not want public to suffer. Read Full Story

Commenting on any religious issue is very personal: Congress
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Congress Party on Thursday condemned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for drawing parallel between Namaz and Surya Namasker and said that commenting on any religious issue is very personal. Read Full Story

Mahakaushal express derailment is unfortunate, compensation will be announced: Siddharth Nath Singh
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 30 : Terming the Mahakaushal express derailment incident as 'unfortunate', Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh on Thursday said it is a matter of probe, adding that necessary compensation will be announced. Read Full Story

PM Modi pays tribute to Indian freedom-fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma on death anniversary
New Delhi, Mar 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday paid homage to late Indian freedom fighter Shyamji Krishna Varma, on the latter's death anniversary. Read Full Story

Cops on 'anti-Romeo drive' harass brother-sister, demand bribe
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 30 : Launched to ensure women safety, the anti-Romeo drive in Uttar Pradesh is ending up harassing youngsters. Read Full Story

Slaughterhouse ban woes: Meat shop owners forced to sell tea
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 30 : As the abattoirs in Uttar Pradesh are on indefinite strike under the Yogi Adityanath Government, the meat shop owners are coerced to sell tea now. Read Full Story

Mahakaushal express derailment: Adityanath directs Siddharth Nath Singh to oversee rescue operation
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 30 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed state Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh to visit the site of Mahakaushal express derailment and oversee the rescue and relief operations there. Read Full Story

Adityanath drawing similarity between Surya Namaskar , Namaz is appreciable: Muslim clerics
New Delhi/Lucknow Mar. 30 : Supporting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's statement on Surya Namaskar being similar as Namaz, Jamaat-E-Hind president Maulana Suhaib Qasmi on Thursday said every religion guides towards preaching peace and this statement will help the nation unite. Read Full Story

12 injured in Mahakaushal express derailment
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : As many as 12 people were injured after eight coaches of a Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal express derailed near Kulapahar in Mahoba on Thursday. Read Full Story

Jaitley to move Finance Bill in Lok Sabha for consideration of Rajya Sabha amendments
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will move Finance Bill 2017, in Lok Sabha for consideration of Rajya Sabha amendments. Read Full Story

Severe heat conditions continue to prevail in several parts of country
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Severe heat conditions continued in several parts of the country and parts of Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab are reeling under intense heat. Read Full Story

Expert lauds the passing of Mental Healthcare Bill in LS
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Expressing her delight over the passing of Mental Healthcare bill in the Lok Sabha, a therapist thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the elected representatives for taking an initiative for people who are struggling with mental issue. Read Full Story

Delhi HC must probe police involvement in 1984 anti-Sikh riots: KTS Tulsi
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Hailing the Delhi High Court for ordering a retrial of five 1984 anti-Sikh riots cases, senior advocate KTS Tulsi on Thursday alleged that the investigation was not completed as policemen were involved in the case. Read Full Story

One country, one tax has become reality: Centre on GST
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Centre has termed the approval of four supplementary bills related to the Goods and Service Tax (GST) in the Lok Sabha as historic and stated that the passage of the bills would bring India under 'one country, one tax' regime. Read Full Story

AIT urges Centre to inquire India's tricolour replacement at Attari-Wagah border
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 30 : The Amritsar Improvement Trust (AIT), which is responsible for the upkeep of the tricolor at the Attari-Wagah border, has urged the Centre to conduct an inquiry after the government was forced to replace the 350 feet flag which was torn apart due to high speed winds. Read Full Story

UP: Eight coaches of Mahakaushal express train derail, eight injured
Mahoba (Maharashtra) , Mar. 30 : At least eight people suffered injuries on Thursday after eight coaches of Delhi bound Jabalpur-Mahakaushal express derailed near Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba railway station. Read Full Story

GST will benefit all, says Oscar Fernandes
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Going against the party line, which expressed displeasure over the passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, Congress leader Oscar Fernandes on Thursday supported the Centre's move and said that the country would be benefitted under the new tax regime. Read Full Story

Terrorists supplied across border to disrupt tranquility in Kashmir: BJP
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said that the recent militants attack at a police station in south Kashmir's Kulgam depicts that supply of terrorists from across the border is continuing to disrupt the tranquility in the valley. Read Full Story

Pak repatriates Indian after seven months in captivity
Amritsar (Punjab) , Mar. 30 : An Indian national from Jammu and Kashmir who had inadvertently crossed over to Pakistan has been repatriated to India, seven months after he was captured by the Pakistani officials. Read Full Story

Budgam violence: JK DGP discusses law and order with Jitendra Singh
Srinagar , Mar. 29 : Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) S. P. Vaid met Union Minister of State Dr. Jitendra Singh here today and held a detailed discussion with him about the prevailing situation in Kashmir, in the aftermath of yesterday's violence in Budgam which resulted in the death of three civilians and injuries to other locals, as well as security personnel. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh CM announces Seventh Pay Commission for state govt. employees
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , Mar. 29 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh today announced the implementation of Seventh Pay Commission for state government employees. Read Full Story

GST Bill finally passed: A new law for a new India, says PM Modi
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : The Lok Sabha today passed four key Goods and Services Tax Bills, rejecting amendments moved by the opposition. The Bills are related to Central GST, Integrated GST, UT GST and GST Compensation. Read Full Story

India presents seven horses to Nepal Army
New Delhi/Kathmandu, Mar 29 : The Indian Army has presented seven horses to the Nepal Army, media reports said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Malaysian Prime Minister to visit India, Modi welcomes
New Delhi, Mar 29 : Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Wednesday said he will visit India for five days. Read Full Story

1984 riots was 'state-sponsored terror' by Congress against innocent Sikhs: BJP
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Hailing the Delhi High Court's order to re-open five cases pertaining to the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday dubbed the tragic incident it as a 'state-sponsored terror' unleashed by the Congress party and their goons on the innocent Sikhs of Delhi. Read Full Story

Congress never politicises issues related to national security: Digvijaya Singh
New Delhi/Varanasi , Mar 29 : After the recent violence in Budgam that witnessed incidents of stone pelting, in which three civilians were killed and 60 security personnel were injured, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday said that the grand old party never politicises any issue related to national security. Read Full Story

India remains engaged with NSG over seeking membership: Sushma Swaraj
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : The Centre has informed that that India remains engaged with the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and individual members at the appropriate levels to seek membership of the elite group. Read Full Story

Parliament discusses GST, Finance Bill, members voice concerns
New Delhi , Mar.29 : Lok Sabha took up discussion on the four bills related to GST: Central GST, Integrated GST, Union Territory GST and GST (Compensation to States) Bills. During the debate, members across political parties raised several concerns regarding the roll out of the new tax. Read Full Story

NASA, ISRO jointly working on project NISAR
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are jointly working on the development of Dual Frequency (L and S band) Synthetic Aperture Radar Imaging Satellite named as NASA-ISRO Synthetic Aperture Radar (NISAR). Read Full Story

LS Speaker presents footballs to MPs for promoting sports culture in India
New Delhi , Mar.29 : Members of Parliament (MPs), cutting across party lines, participated with enthusiasm in a mass awareness programme for promoting sports culture in the country, particularly the game of football. Read Full Story

Indian Navy gives befitting farewell to TU142M aircraft
Arakkonam (Tamil Nadu) , Mar 29 : The Indian Navy on Wednesday gave a befitting farewell to TU142M aircraft in a special ceremony that was organised at INS Rajali, Naval Air Station. Read Full Story

Rajya Sabha passes Finance Bill
New Delhi , Mar 29 : The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed the Finance Bill after various amendments presented by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Read Full Story

India takes U.S. visa fee hike matter to Dispute Settlement Body of WTO
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : The Centre has informed that India has taken up the U.S. visa fee hike matter in the Dispute Settlement Body of the World Trade Organisation (WTO). Read Full Story

BJP hopes for 'fast tracking' of re-opened 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Expressing satisfaction with the Delhi High Court re-opening five cases regarding the 1984 anti-Sikh riots case, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hoped that the cases gets fast tracked and justice is delivered swiftly. Read Full Story

Victim of triple talaq, pregnant woman writes to PM Modi to ban the practice
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 29 : Raising her voice against the much debated Triple Talaq, a pregnant woman has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to ban the controversial practice, after she was was abandoned by her husband. Read Full Story

Budgam stone pelting: BJP slams 'double-faced' separatists for misleading Valley's youth
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Fumed by the recent violence in Budgam, which witnessed and encounter and incidents of stone pelting, in which three civilians were killed and 60 security personnel were injured, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday slammed the separatist leaders for their hypocrisy, saying that they are pushing the youth of the Valley into this conflict while their own children are kept in safe places. Read Full Story

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