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JD(U) denies conflict of interest, bats for united Oppn.
New Delhi , May 25 : The Janata Dal (United) on Thursday downplayed the rumours of conflict of interest and said that it has been a party that has strongly advocated the idea of a united Opposition. Read Full Story

Embarking on 'propaganda blitz' has been PM Modi's hallmark: Congress
New Delhi , May 25 : Launching a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Congress Party on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is embarking on "propaganda blitz" and their only agenda is falsification of facts, insulting political opponents and questioning the wisdom of the people. Read Full Story

Special CBI court summons accused in Babri demolition case
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , May 25, : The special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court has asked all accused including Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani, Union Minister Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear before it on May 30 in connection with the Babri Masjid demolition case. Read Full Story

Civilian, who was tied to jeep, files complaint against Major Gogoi
New Delhi , May 25, : Farooq Ahmed Dar, the stone-pelter, who was tied to the bonnet of a jeep by Major Leetul Gogoi, has filed a complaint in the state Human Rights Commission, Jammu and Kashmir against the latter's recommendation for a Commendation Card by the Indian Army. Read Full Story

PM Modi to inaugurate India's longest bridge in Assam tomorrow
Guwahati (Assam), May 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Dhola-Sadiya Bridge on the Brahmaputra, the country's longest bridge, in Assam on May 26. Read Full Story

RJD calls for fair probe in 'benami assets' case against Lalu, Misa
New Delhi , May 25, : The Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on Thursday called for a fair probe in the benami properties case involving party chief Lalu Prasad Yadav's daughter Misa Bharti and her husband. Read Full Story

Lalu, Misa should answer questions by ED: JD(U)
New Delhi , May 25 : The Janata Dal (United) on Thursday said that if Rashtriya Jananta Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his daughter Misa Bharti are summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED), then they must appear and answer every question. Read Full Story

2.5 percent GDP to be spent on health sector: PM Modi
New Delhi , May 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that the aim of the government is to spend at least 2.5 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) in the health sector in the coming years. Read Full Story

Uzma's brother thanks Govt., Sushma Swaraj for bringing her back
New Delhi , May 25 : Expressing happiness over Indian national Uzma's return to India, her brother Wasim Ahmad thanked the Indian government and External Affair Minister Sushma Swaraj for their support. Read Full Story

IT summons Misa Bharti: BJP says simply doing its duty
New Delhi , May 25 : Trashing allegations of 'vendetta politics' by the Centre in having I-T raids for probe into Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad's alleged benami properties and summoning his daughter Misa Bharti, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government was simply doing its work and fulfilling the promises made to the people to fight against corruption. Read Full Story

NEET 2017: SC refuses to give urgent hearing to plea
New Delhi , May 25 : The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to give an urgent hearing to the plea filed by NGO, Sankalp Charitable trust, seeking cancellation of the National Eligibility Cum Entrance Test (NEET) which was conducted on May 7. Read Full Story

EAM Sushma Swaraj welcomes 'India's daughter' Uzma
New Delhi , May 25, : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday welcomed Indian national Uzma, who had accused her Pakistani husband of marrying her at gunpoint, even as she expressed regret over her plight. Read Full Story

Two minors allegedly gangraped at gunpoint in UP's Muzaffarnagar
Muzaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh) , May 25 : In yet another case of crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, two minor girls were allegedly gangraped by a group of young men in the Mansurpur area in Muzaffarnagar. Read Full Story

Sutureless Valve Replacement Surgery turns boon for a 78-year-old
New Delhi , May 25 : A Sutureless Valve Replacement surgery was recently performed on a 78 year old patient by Global Hospitals, Mumbai. Read Full Story

Adityanath being targetted by 'foreign forces': Subramanian Swamy on Saharanpur violence
New Delhi , May 25 : Urging people to not get carried away by "contrived events" like the Saharanpur violence, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said there are some kind of "foreign forces" which are targeting Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath-led Government to "defame" him. Read Full Story

Indian national Uzma, forced to marry Pakistani man, returns to India
Wagah Border , May 25 : Indian national Uzma, who had accused her Pakistani husband of marrying her at gunpoint, has finally returned to India, a day after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) granted her the permission to. Read Full Story

UP horror: Six men loot family at Jewar-Bulandshahr highway, rape women
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , May 25 : As many as six criminals looted a family at the Jewar-Bulandshahr highway in Uttar Pradesh's Greater Noida region on Wednesday night. Read Full Story

Water tanker scam: ACB probes if Sheila Dikshit Govt. violated rules
New Delhi , May 25 : The Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Friday asked the Accountant General Central Revenue to explain in detail if former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit-led government violated general finance rules in awarding 358 stainless steel water tankers or not. Read Full Story

Saharanpur smoldering in fire of casteism lit by BJP: Cong
New Delhi , May 25 : Following the worrisome Saharanpur clashes, the Congress Party on Thursday said the city was smoldering in the fire of casteism lit by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Read Full Story

Centre slams Omar Abdullah, says he is exposing his true self
Delhi , May 25 : Slamming former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah for calling the Indian Army's inquiry into 'human shield' case a farce, Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Thursday said that the ones protesting over the issue are actually exposing their true selves. Read Full Story

Anti-Tribal Bills agitation: After 632 days, bodies of 8 tribals laid to rest
Imphal (Manipur) , May 25 : The last rites of the remaining eight persons, who lost their lives during the agitations against the 'Anti-Tribal Bills' in Churachandpur, were performed yesterday. Read Full Story

Coal block scam: Delhi court to hear bail pleas of five accused
New Delhi , May 25 : The Patiala House Court will on Thursday hear the bail pleas of five new accused in connection with the alleged irregularities pertaining to the Urban North Coal Block in Madhya Pradesh. Read Full Story

Delhi HC to continue hearing dengue, chikungunya menace matter
New Delhi , May 25 : The Delhi High Court will on Thursday continue hearing a suo motu cognizance by the court Read Full Story

People to soon get world class facilities at Jammu Airport
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , May 25 : With an aim to cater to the growing influx of people, the authorities of the Jammu Airport are upgrading with modern equipments and expanding the capacity of the airport. Read Full Story

PM Modi express' solidarity with British PM over Manchester attack
New Delhi , May 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday called on British Prime Minister Theresa May to express solidarity over the recent Manchester terror attack. Read Full Story

New defence procurement policy in offing: Jaitley
New Delhi May 24 : Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday said the government would soon roll out new strategic partnership policy and rope in private players to jointly manufacture defence equipments under the 'Make in India' initiative. Read Full Story

Rudy wonders why Lalu involved children in lust of money
New Delhi May 24 : Union Minister for Skill Development Rajiv Pratap Rudy on Wednesday sought to know why Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav involved his children in his lust for money. Read Full Story

Cabinet apprised of MoU between India, Bangladesh on cooperation in peaceful uses of outer space
New Delhi May 24 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday was apprised of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Bangladesh on cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves funds for national waterways development, maintenance
New Delhi , May 24 : The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the amendment of Central Road Fund Act, 2000 to allocate 2.5 per cent of the proceeds of Central Road Fund (CRF) for development and maintenance of National Waterways (NWs) and a reduction in the share provided for development of National Highways. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves JDI between Germany, India on cooperation of alternative medicine
New Delhi May 24 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday has approved the Joint Declaration of Intent (JDI) between Germany and India regarding cooperation in the sector of alternative medicine. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves proposed Indo-Spain MoU on organ transplant services
New Delhi May 24 : The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the National Transplant Organization, Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality of Spain and the Directorate General of Health Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India on cooperation in the field of Organ Transplant Services. Read Full Story

15 wrestlers found dope positive have been suspended: NADA DG
New Delhi , May 24 : National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) Director General Navin Agarwal on Wednesday said nine powerlifters and six bodybuilders who were found dope positive during a routine check-up have been temporarily suspended. Read Full Story

Cabinet approves providing preference to 'Make in India' in government procurements
New Delhi , May 24 : The Union Government on Wednesday approved policy for providing preference to 'Make in India' in Government procurements. Read Full Story

PM Modi to undertake four nation tour from May 29
New Delhi , May 24 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be undertaking a four-nation visit to Germany, Spain, Russia and France from May 29 to June 3 to consolidate bilateral relations and invite investments in India. Read Full Story

Three years of Modi: Financial schemes take a big leap
New Delhi May 24 : As the Narendra Modi led National Democratic Alliance (NDA)government is about to complete three-years in office, various financial schemes of the government have taken a big leap. Read Full Story

India will achieve SDG-3 targets in health sector: Nadda
Geneva [Switzerland], May 24 : :Congratulating Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, a former Ethiopian health minister for becoming the Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO), Union Minister J.P. Nadda said India looks forward to working with him to build a strong, resilient health system, especially in developing countries, and to mitigate any vulnerability to health crisis. Read Full Story

BJP has substantial evidence on 'benami' assets case, says Sushil Modi
Patna (Bihar) May 24 : After Misa Bharti, the daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav, and her husband, were summoned by the income tax department in connection with a 'benami' assets case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi asserted that Bharti had Rs. 20 lakhs of black money and there is substantial evidence to support and expose it. Read Full Story

Jammu Kashmir Minister says Major Gogoi's intentions correct
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , May 24 : Jammu and Kashmir Minister Priya Sethi on Wednesday asserted that Army Major Gogoi's intentions were correct and only aimed at saving the local people. Read Full Story

Union Cabinet scraps FIPB
New Delhi , May 24: The Union Cabinet on Monday abolished the 25 year old Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) that oversees Foreign Direct Investment proposals requiring the government's approval. Read Full Story

Pak ISPR claim of destroying Indian Army posts fake: Sources
New Delhi , May 24 : Indian Army sources on Wednesday said the Pakistan armed forces claim that they had destroyed Indian Army posts in Jamuu and Kashmir in retaliatory firing is fake. Read Full Story

Pranab Mukherjee to receive 'Mann Ki Baat' book on May 26
New Delhi May 24 : President, Pranab Mukherjee will receive the first copy of the book 'Mann Ki Baat' - A social revolution on Radio, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, here on May 26. Read Full Story

IT department has cracked down on over 400 benami transactions till May 23
New Delhi , May 24 : Income Tax Directorates of Investigation have identified more than 400 benami transactions up to 23 May, 2017. Read Full Story

Benami case: IT officials summon Lalu's daughter Misa Bharti
New Delhi , May 24 : Misa Bharti, the daughter of Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Yadav, and her husband, were summoned on Wednesday by the income tax department in connection with a 'benami' assets case. Read Full Story

SC to hear cellular operator's plea on May 29
New Delhi , May 24 : The Supreme Court will hear a plea filed by the Cellular Operators Association of India (COAI) challenging Rajasthan High Court order to remove mobile towers on May 29. Read Full Story

Ravi Shankar Prasad slams Major Gogoi's critics
New Delhi , May 24 : Backing Major Nitin Leetul Gogoi, who triggered controversy for using a Kashmiri man as 'human shield' Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Wednesday said that people who are castigating the army officer are adopting double standards. Read Full Story

Centre sets Sept.15 as last date for Padma Awards nominations
New Delhi , May 24 : The Centre on Wednesday announced September 15 as the last date for receipt of nominations for Padma Awards- 2018. Read Full Story

Centre inaugurates integration of eSanad with Parinam Manjusha
New Delhi , May 24 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar jointly inaugurated the integration of eSanad with Parinam Manjusha today. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee writes to Queen Elizabeth, reaffirms India's support in fighting terrorism
New Delhi , May 24 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday wrote to Queen of the United Kingdom, Elizabeth II to convey India's condemnation of the heinous terror attack in Manchester and reiterated India's support to UK in its fight against terrorism. Read Full Story

Domicile row: Delhi HC issues notice to Centre, State Govt., DU
New Delhi , May 24 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Centre, the Delhi Government and the Delhi University (DU) over the plea seeking preference in admission in the DU for the students domicile in Delhi. Read Full Story

Opposition meets President Mukherjee over Land Acquisition Amendment
New Delhi , May 24: A delegation of opposition leaders led by senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Wednesday met President Pranab Mukherjee here, urging him to reject the Land Acquisition Amendment passed by the Andhra Pradesh Assembly as it compromises the interest of the farmers. Read Full Story

Bihar Liquor Ban: SC to hear plea on May 29
New Delhi , May 24 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday decided to hear the plea regarding the extension of deadline for moving liquor stocks out of Bihar, on May 29th. Read Full Story

Kejriwal tightens noose around officials over 'non-redressal of public grievances'
New Delhi ,May 24: After receiving complaints from public that their grievances are not being addressed, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has issued a strong directive ordering the officials of the Delhi Government to not leave their seats between 10.00 a. m. to 11.00a.m. Read Full Story

Military funeral with full honors held for Naugam bravehearts
Solan (Himachal Pradesh) , May 24 : A funeral with full military honours was organized for the three bravehearts hailing from Nepal at Gorkha Regiment Base camp in Sapathu in Solan district of Himachal Pradesh. Read Full Story

IAF rejects Pakistan's claim of flying jets near Siachen
New Delhi , May 24 : The Indian Air Force (IAF) on Wednesday categorically ruled out any air space violation by Islamabad on the Indian side, as being reported by Pakistan media. Read Full Story

Saharanpur clashes: Violence broke out following 'rumours'
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) , May 24 : A day after one person was killed and around 12 others injured after fresh clashes erupted in Saharanpur, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Subhash Chandra Dubey on Wednesday said the violence broke out following rumors. Read Full Story

Uttarkashi tragedy: MP CM assures complete assistance to grieving families
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , May 24 : In the wake of the deadly Uttarkashi accident, Madhya Pradesh Chief Mister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said that a special coach will be attached to a train for those families, who want to bring the deceased home for cremation. Read Full Story

Saharanpur violence: BSP accuses BJP of suppressing Dalits' voices
New Delhi , May 24 : The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) today accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government of trying to suppress the voices of the Dalit community, who are demanding equality and justice. Read Full Story

'Powerless' Omar's displeasure against Major Gogoi shows his frustration: NPP
New Delhi , May 24 : After former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister voiced his displeasure on the Major Leetul Gogoi's 'human-shield' issue, National Panthers Party (NPP) leader Bhim Singh on Wednesday said the statement is a clear indication of a 'frustrated young man' who lost power and opportunity to loot the people of the Valley. Read Full Story

Saharanpur violence: Ram Gopal Yadav accuses BJP of 'divisive politics'
New Delhi , May 24 : Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav on Wednesday expressed grief over the fresh violence reported from Saharanpur, while accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of dividing Uttar Pradesh people based on caste identities. Read Full Story

Missing Sukhoi-30: Bad weather halts rescue mission
Tezpur (Assam) , May 24 : The rescue mission for the missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet of the Indian Air Force (IAF), has been currently halted due to bad weather condition. Read Full Story

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