Panaji, Oct 21 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi's flagship Swachh Bharat campaign will now feature in the upcoming 47th edition of the IFFI in Goa, with 20 award-winning short films on the nationwide cleanliness campaign scheduled to be screened during the festival, authorities said on Friday.
Lucknow, Oct 21 : In yet another indication of continuing infighting within the Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday skipped a crucial party meeting convened by state unit chief and his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.
Panaji, Oct 21 : A two-day multi-agency coastal security drill "Sagar Kavach" will be conducted in Goa from October 25 to test the effectiveness of the coastal fishing community, an official said on Friday.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : The Janata Dal-United (JD-U) on Friday demanded the resignation of BJP MP Varun Gandhi over allegations that he was "honey-trapped and compromised" by defence middleman Abhishek Verma.
New Delhi [India], Oct 21 : With the national capital going through a renewed bird flu scare, the Delhi Government on Friday said that regular monitoring is being done, adding that the medical card will be used at the entry gate of every mandi (wholesale market place) to curb the spread of the infection.
New Delhi [India], Oct.21 : An Australian-Indian nanotechnology expert, who was awarded Australia's highest civilian honour - the Companion of the Order of Australia, begins a five-city tour of India on October 24.
New Delhi [India], Oct 21 : The Supreme Court on Friday extended the parole of Sahara Group chief Subrata Roy till November 28, and granted the latter a little over a month's time to deposit Rs.200 crore with the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI).
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct.21 : Normal life remained crippled for 105th day in the Kashmir Valley amid a shutdown call given by separatists.
Panaji (Goa) [India], Oct. 21 : Extremely upset after being assaulted in a movie hall for not standing up when the national anthem was played, writer Salil Chaturvedi on Friday said theatre is not a place to show love for the country, adding the people must be allowed to express their love for their nation in their own particular ways.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that he has sought a report on the misuse of debit cards after a massive data breach compromised over three million cards, adding that the idea is to contain the damage.
New Delhi [India], Oct.21 : National Human Rights Commission Chairman Justice H.L. Dattu on Friday said that the institution has disposed of 111, 295 cases, out of which 59,924 had to be dismissed in limini, as these were not in line with the provisions of the protection of the PHR Act between October, 2015 and September, 2016.
Patna(Bihar) [India], Oct. 21 : The Janata Dal (United) on Friday brushed aside the 'baseless' allegations levelled against the ruling grand alliance in Bihar by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi and said that the Nitish Kumar-led government has always fulfilled its duty with responsibility.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct.21 : Peace in Kashmir is a prerequisite for good relations between India and Pakistan, said Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : Six more birds died at the now shut Deer Park here on Friday, taking the total reported death count of migratory birds in the capital due to bird flu to 24.
Jammu, Oct 21 : The Pakistan Army on Friday fired at Indian positions along the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district as the Indian army foiled an infiltration bid elsewhere in Poonch district of Jammu region.
New Delhi, Oct 21 : As many as 63 per cent of Indians will be planning a gastronomic getaway next year, reveals a survey.
Imphal (Manipur) [India], Oct 21 : Life in Imphal was brought to a standstill with streets wearing deserted look as shops, schools and other business establishments remained closed after CorCom, a conglomerate of various rebel groups called for an 18-hour general strike in the state.
Srinagar [India], Oct. 21 : An infiltration bid was foiled by the alert Indian Army troops in the densely forested area along Line of Control (LC) in Poonch sector today morning.
New Delhi [India], Oct 21 : Expressing displeasure over the way garbage in the national capital had been piled up in various places, the Supreme Court on Friday asked the Delhi government to convene a meeting of all stakeholders including the MCDs on the issue of garbage disposal.
New Delhi [India], Oct 21 : Firing a fresh salvo at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, newly-inducted BJP leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Friday said the former is not able to lead a national party, adding the people of India do not see him as their leader.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21: Former Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh today downplayed reports suggesting that the Congress has offered the deputy chief minister's post to Navjot Singh Sidhu and said that anybody interested in accepting the policies and programmes of the grand old party are welcome in the fold.
New Delhi [India], Oct 21 : Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Friday hailed the constructive debate on the triple talaq issue and said such discussions lead to concrete solutions.
Patna (Bihar) [India], Oct. 21 : The Janata Dal (United) on Friday brushed aside the 'baseless' allegations levelled against the ruling grand alliance in Bihar by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Modi and said that the Nitish Kumar-led government has always fulfilled its duty with responsibility.
New Delhi [India], Oct.21 : Vice Admiral S N Ghormade assumed charge as Director General (Naval Operations) today.
Patna, Oct 21 : Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav has received 44,000 marriage proposals on a WhatsApp contact number which he had provided for complaints over bad raods, officials said.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 : Amid the sense of panic among Indian customers after 3.2 million debit cards were declared to be at risk from fraudsters who'd stolen crucial data allowing them to siphon off funds, the Centre on Friday assured the nation that there is no need to panic as an enquiry is underway and the computer trail leading to the guilty will be discovered soon.
New Delhi[India], Oct. 21: Saurabh Sharma, ABVP activist and former joint secretary of the Jawaharlal Nehru University Students' Union (JNUSU), on Friday alleged that Najeeb Ahmed, who went missing since Saturday following a brawl the night before, is hiding in the campus and accused the Left ideologues of giving him protection.
New Delhi [India], Oct.21 : The Centre has said that it will establish at least one Krishi Vigyan Kendra in each of the 687 districts of the country to provide technical assistance to farmers.
New Delhi/ Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Oct 21 : The Congress Party on Friday dubbed Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who switched sides to the BJP, as "opportunist" and alleged that the saffron party has a script ready for every single individual joining its fold.
New Delhi [India], Oct.21 : The Dainik Jagran group today presented two demand drafts worth Rs 2.71 crore towards the Prime Minister's National Relief Fund.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 : The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Enforcement Directorate and West Bengal Government on the application of Manoranjana Singh, ex-wife of former union minister and Congress leader Matang Singh, in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit-fund case.
Srinagar [India], Oct. 21 : A massive house-to-house search operation is underway in Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir after security forces received intelligence of an active terror hideout.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 : With the national capital going through a renewed bird flu scare, the Delhi Government on Friday assured that there is nothing to panic about and that it will not be declaring an avian flu outbreak just yet.
New Delhi [India] Oct 21 : Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) ideologue Rakesh Sinha today castigated former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah for batting for resumption of India-Pakistan dialogue and said the latter is hinting sympathy towards Islamabad with such an irresponsible assertion.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct 21 : Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Friday said the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) is not permanent in Jammu and Kashmir, adding the same can be revoked provided an environment of peace and tranquility is created.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 : The Janata Dal (United) on Friday said the allegations made by Swaraj India leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan with regard to defence purchases must be investigated and wondered whether Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi is being specially targeted in this matter.
Hiranagar (Jammu and Kashmir)[India], Oct. 21: In yet another incident of ceasefire violation, the Pakistani forces on Friday resorted to unprovoked firing at Bobiya post in Hiranagar sector of Jammu and Kashmir's Kathua district.
New Delhi [India], Oct 21 : Swaraj India leader Yogendra Yadav on Friday hit out at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for not taking action against party MP Varun Gandhi for allegedly leaking sensitive information about defence deals, asserting that the saffron party is not taking any action in the matter to safe guard their own.
Dimapur (Nagaland),[India] Oct. 21 (ANI): Home Minister of Nagaland, Y Patton, has called on educational institutions to be centres of development not only for academic performance, but also as places where students can achieve good moral character.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has named defence agent Vipin Khanna as the key beneficiary in the FIR lodged in the 2008 Embraer aircraft purchase deal.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): The Congress party on Friday said that Rita Bahuguna Joshi's decision to join the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would not create an impact.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): After a Dalit man in Gujarat killed himself while demanding land rights for his community, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha M. Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi needed to set his own house (Gujarat) in order first, before taking on the larger responsibility of ruling the nation.
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): It took seven years for a Noida- based RTI activist to get the Hindi version of the RTI Act corrected.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will on Friday inaugurate a Global Conference on 'National Initiative towards Strengthening Arbitration and Enforcement in India' at Vigyan Bhavan here.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): The first ever global conference to strengthen Arbitration and Enforcement in India will begin in New Delhi today.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): The Police Commemoration Day was observed across the country today as Home Minister Rajnath Singh paid homage to the police martyrs at the Police Memorial Ground, Chanakyapuri in Delhi today.
Gwalior [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): In Madhya Pradesh, eight birds have died in Gwalior zoo in the last 48 hours from infection, officials' state.
Mumbai [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will chair the 22nd Meeting of the Western Zonal Council in Mumbai today, where the Chief Ministers of Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra besides the Administrators of the Union Territories of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli are scheduled to attend the meeting.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): With the controversy surrounding Ae Dil Hai Mushkil refusing to die down even as producer Karan Johar appealed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to ensure its safe release, the Congress has said Bollywood will find it difficult to flourish as long as it has to get clearances from the Home Ministry and the Prime Minister's Office instead of from the censor board.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 21 (ANI): The Congress party on Friday said it is useless and baseless for people to always blame vice president Rahul Gandhi and claimed that Rita Bahuguna Joshi's decision to switch her allegiance from the Congress to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was expected.
Gurgaon, Oct 21 : The Haryana government has made mega plans to celebrate 50 years of the state's existence on November 1, for which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest.
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 20 : Reprimanding political parties for using surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control for political gains, former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Thursday said the "act amounts to mocking the scarifies of soldiers".
Reasi (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 20 : At least 22 people were reported killed and several others injured after the bus they were travelling in fell into a gorge at Bidda in Reasi district of the Jammu region on Thursday.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 : Stating that the United States (U.S.) is proud to be India's top trading partner, U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Michael Froman on Thursday said the U.S is the Number 1 destination for India's exports, purchasing more than 15 percent of all Indian goods and services exports, and India has a $30 billion trade surplus with the U.S. - the largest surplus it has with any country.
New Delhi, Oct 20 : The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday declined to comment on the Foreign Secretary's briefing to the parliamentary committee on last month's surgical strikes across the Line of Control.
Sivakasi (Tamil Nadu)[India], Oct. 20 : Nine people were killed after a firecracker godown caught fire in Sivakasi town of Tamil Nadu.
Tura (Meghalaya) [India], Oct. 20: A man in Kharkutta in North Garo Hills of Meghalaya arrested on Thursday for allegedly raping his minor daughters, a delayed police report said.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 20: India will have no problem if Sri Lankan refugees want to return their homeland with the help of their government, said Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) official spokesperson Vikas Swarup in response a question on sending back Sri Lankan refugees living in Tamil Nadu.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 : Claiming that the Goa deceleration at the eight BRICS Summit used strongest ever language against terrorism compared to the past summits, External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said terrorism was accorded the centrality at the Goa summit in a substantive manner as the word "terrorism" or "terror" features almost 37 times in the declaration.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 20 : India may take up the Nuclear Suppliers Group membership issue with New Zealand Prime Minister John Key who will be on a four-day visit to India from October 24-27, along with his wife Bronagh Key and a high level of delegation comprising chairs of foreign affairs, defence and trade select committee.