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Fatwa issued against worshipping Rama
Deoband (Uttar Pradesh) , Oct 21 : The well-known Islamic seminary, Darul Uloom Deoband on Saturday denounced Muslim women as non-Muslims for offering Aarti to Lord Rama. Some Muslim women in Varanasi had worshipped the Hindu God on Diwali. Read Full Story

Sri Lankan Navy rescues seven Indians
Colombo (Sri Lanka), Oct 21 : The Sri Lankan Navy on Saturday rescued a seven member Indian crew from a sinking vessel. Read Full Story

Himachal CM confident of winning state polls
Dharamshala (Himachal Pradesh) , Oct 21 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Saturday dismissed rumours of him being unsure of winning the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls. Read Full Story

Meeting between Pak envoy and Swaraj was 'customary': Islamabad
Islamabad [Pakistan] Oct.21 : Pakistan has said that the meeting between its High Commissioner in New Delhi and Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj earlier this week was customary. Read Full Story

Army Chief presents President's Standard to 47 Armoured Regiment
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , Oct.21 : Chief of Army Staff General Bipin Rawat presented the President's Standard to the 47 Armoured Regiment in Jammu on Saturday. Read Full Story

Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair reflects upon Indian art and culture
New Delhi , Oct. 21 : The export promotion council for handicrafts recently organised the 44th edition of Indian Handicrafts and Gift Fair (IHGF), Delhi (autumn) 2017. Union Minister of textiles Smriti Irani inaugurated the five-day fair in Noida. Read Full Story

Naxals torch five vehicles engaged in railway line construction in Dantewada
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) , October 21 : At least five vehicles involved in the construction of second railway line between Chhattisgarh's Kirandul and Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam were set on fire by Naxals in Dantewada on Friday late night. Read Full Story

Jharkhand CM caught on camera driving scooty without helmet
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Oct 20: At a time when the Central government is making relentless efforts to spread awareness about road safety in the country, Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das has been caught on camera while he was driving a scooty without helmet on Ranchi's roads. Read Full Story

Details of British national accused of sodomising shared with Interpol
New Delhi , Oct. 20 : The Delhi Police on Friday submitted details of the case involving Murray Dennis Ward, a British national, who is accused of sexually abusing blind school kids, to Interpol's nodal office in India. Read Full Story

India's first transgender judge wants to improve lot of her community
Islampur (West Bengal) Oct. 20 : India's first transgender judge, Joyita Mondal, is keen on providing a respectful life to transgenders. Read Full Story

Air quality in Delhi better than last year: Dr Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi , Oct 20 : Union Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on Friday said that the quality of air in Delhi has improved in comparison to last year. Read Full Story

INDRA-2017 military exercise begins in Vladivostok
New Delhi , Oct.20 : In a glittering opening ceremony in Vladivostok, Russia, on Friday morning, Indian Task Force Commander Major General N D Prasad and Chief of Staff of the Eastern Military District of the Russian Federation, Lt. Gen. Solomatin, declared the tri-service Exercise INDRA 2017 open. Read Full Story

Haryana Minister Anil Vij calls Taj Mahal a beautiful cemetery
Ambala (Haryana), Oct 20 : Amidst all the controversy surrounding the Taj Mahal, Haryana Cabinet Minister Anil Vij on Friday termed the world famous monument a eautiful cemetery. Read Full Story

VP Naidu hospitalized
New Delhi , Oct 20 : Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has been hospitalised at All India Institutes of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi. Read Full Story

Roads filled with garbage post Diwali revelry
New Delhi , Oct 20 : A day after the revelry of Diwali, roads of major cities of India of the country were seen littered with remains of crackers, including the national capital where the sale of crackers has been banned by the Supreme Court. Read Full Story

Army is PM Modi's extended family: BJP
Kolkata (West Bengal) / New Delhi , October 20 : The Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in the Gurez Valley, stating that the soldiers at the borders is an extended part of his family. Read Full Story

PM Modi conveys Diwali greetings to INSV Tarini crew
New Delhi , Oct. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a video call today to the crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, who are currently on a mission to circumnavigate the globe. Read Full Story

OROP will be implemented in stages: PM Modi
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) , Oct. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is celebrating Diwali with army and Border Security Force troops in the Gurez Valley here, said the One Rank One Pension Scheme will be rolled out in stages. Read Full Story

Mehbooba celebrates Diwali with orphans
RS Pura (Jammu and Kashmir), Oct 19 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday celebrated Diwali at an orphanage located in the RS Pura Sector in Jammu. Read Full Story

India condemn terror attacks in Afghanistan
New Delhi , October 19 : India condemning the attack on the Afghan National Army base in Kandahar province lambasted Pakistan for providing safe havens to the terrorists. Read Full Story

PM Modi exchanges Diwali sweets, pleasantries with soldiers in Gurez Sector
Bandipora (Jammu and Kashmir) , Oct. 19 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi exchanged sweets and pleasantries with army soldiers and Border Security Force (BSF) personnel in the Gurez Valley of Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora District on Thursday on the occasion of Diwali. Read Full Story

SC's cracker ban has hampered lives of workers, manufacturers: RSS
New Delhi , Oct. 19 : The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Thursday criticised the decision of the Supreme Court to ban firecrackers in the national capital and urged that the court to review its decision. Read Full Story

Goods train derails in Mathura, Delhi-Agra route disrupted
Mathura , Oct 19 : Two bogies of a goods train derailed near Mathura Railway station on Thursday, affecting the Delhi-Agra rail route. Read Full Story

Nation decks up to celebrate Diwali today
New Delhi , Oct 19 : The nation today celebrates the festival of lights, Diwali. Celebrations are in full force across the nation. Read Full Story

Muslim cleric backs fatwa banning posting pictures on social media
New Delhi [National], Oct 19 : Muslim cleric Mufti Mukkaram on Thursday came out in support of the recent fatwa issued by Darul Uloom Deoband which bans Muslims from posting pictures on social media sites. Read Full Story

Army organises Jashn -e-Kokernag to strengthen jawan-awam relationship
Kokernag (Anantnag) , Oct 19 : 19 batch Rashtriya Rifles of the Indian Army on Thursday organised 'Jashn-e-Breng' festival in Kokernag village of the Anantnag district to promote peace and brotherhood between security forces and the local population. Read Full Story

Air quality in Delhi reaches hazardous level
New Delhi , October 19 : Air quality in the national capital remained on the negative side on the occasion of Diwali, on Thursday. Read Full Story

Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hits Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 19 : An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hit the Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of Thursday. Read Full Story

President, PM greet nation on Diwali
New Delhi , Oct 19, : President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter on Thursday to extend their greetings on the auspicious festival of Diwali. Read Full Story

Aadhar should be made mandatory, says Madhya Pradesh food minister
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , October 19 : Two days after a minor girl in Jharkhand allegedly died of starvation as her family did not have Aadhar-linked ration card, Madhya Pradesh food minister Om Prakash Dhurve on Thursday said the Aadhar should be made mandatory. Read Full Story

J and K: Army jawans light up border to celebrate Diwali
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 19 : Jawans of the Indian Army lit up border in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir to celebrate festival of lights, Diwali, on Thursday. Read Full Story

Taj Mahal may meet the same fate as Babri Masjid: Azam Khan
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) , October 19 : Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan on Wednesday said he fears Taj Mahal would meet the same fate as Babri Masjid, while retorting to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vinay Katiyar's statement describing Taj Mahal as a Hindu temple. Read Full Story

Fatwa bans Muslims from posting pictures on social media
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) , October 18 : The well known Islamic seminary in Saharanpur, Darul Uloom Deoband, has issued a fatwa banning Muslims from posting pictures on social media sites. Read Full Story

Yuvraj's kin booked for domestic violence
Gurugram (New Delhi) , October 18 : Cricketer Yuvraj Singh, his mother Shabnam and brother Zorawar, were booked on the charges of domestic violence levelled by former Bigg Boss contestant and sister-in-law Akanksha on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Centre constitutes SOPs to regulate deployment of CAPF in states, UT
New Delhi , October 18 : Central Government has formulated Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for deployment of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), to meet emergent and unforeseen needs of state and Union Territory governments. Read Full Story

We dream of 'Ram Rajya' in UP: Yogi Adityanath
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) October 18 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday reached Ayodhya to attend a mega event, 'Deepotsav' where a record number of nearly two lakh earthen oil lamps were illuminated on the banks of River Saryu. Read Full Story

Bofors scam: Smriti Irani demands Cong to clarify its stand
New Delhi , October 18 : Union Minster Smriti Irani on Wednesday questioned Congress party's silence over the Bofors scandal and asked for their clarification. Read Full Story

Adityanath participates in Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh), October 18 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday joined Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya. Read Full Story

Centre to reduce call rates for soldiers
New Delhi October 18 : Union Telecom Minister Manoj Sinha on Wednesday said that the Centre will reduce call rates for soldiers in wake of Diwali. Read Full Story

Army Chief reviews security in Kashmir Valley
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 18 : The Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Bipin Rawat on Wednesday reviewed security situation in the Kashmir Valley. Read Full Story

Taj Mahal a Hindu temple, claims BJP MP
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) October 18 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Vinay Katiyar on Wednesday claimed that Mughal mausoleum, Taj Mahal, is a Hindu temple and that its named should be changed. Read Full Story

HP Polls: BJP releases a list of 68 candidates
New Delhi , October 18 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday released a list of 68 candidates for the upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly Elections. Read Full Story

Paswan orders probe into starvation death
New Delhi , October 18 : Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan has ordered a probe into the alleged starvation death of a girl in Simdega district of Jharkhand. Read Full Story

Will burst firecrackers as traditions are important as environment: MP CM
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , October 18 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday announced that he will burst firecrackers on Diwali because traditions are as important as the environment. Read Full Story

Congress terms BJP's questioning as witch-hunting
New Delhi , Oct. 18 : The Congress party has termed the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) target on Robert Vadra as 'witch-hunt' and a product of 'revengeful politics.' Read Full Story

'Guilty must be brought to book': Rahul Gandhi on RSS leader Gosai's killing
New Delhi , October 18 : Lambasting the killing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Ravinder Gosai, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday stated that the guilty must be brought to book. Read Full Story

CBI to probe Bofors scam after fresh revelations
New Delhi , October 18 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday asserted that they will probe the facts and circumstances revealed in connection to Bofors scam, including the information provided by Michael Hershman to a TV channel in an interview. Read Full Story

J-K: 4 civilians injured in ceasefire violation by Pak in Balakote sector
Poonch (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 18 : Four civilians have been injured in ceasefire violation by Pakistan in the Balakote sector of Poonch. Pakistan initiated indiscriminate firing in Balakote sector of Poonch, and Manjakot sector of Rajouri, early Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

Kashmiris celebrate Urs of famous Sufi saint at Budgam
Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) Oct. 18 : Scores of devotees flocked to the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Sheikh ul Aalam Sheikh Noor-ud-din Wali on the occasion of his 598th Urs (death anniversary). Read Full Story

Tibetan activists staged protest against Chinese President Xi Jinping
McLeod Ganj (Himachal Pradesh) Oct. 18 : Students for Free Tibet (SFT), a Tibetan NGO for Tibetans' rights staged protest against Chinese President Xi Jinping in Dharamsala's McLeod Ganj. Read Full Story

Vadra, not Congress should explain alleged link with arms dealer: Sandeep Dikshit
New Delhi , October 18 : Congress on Tuesday said it was not obligated to answer any question on Robert Vadra as he did not belong to the party. Read Full Story

India, Japan sign MoC to expand bilateral cooperation in skill development
Tokyo [Japan], October 17 : India and Japan on Tuesday concluded the Memorandum of Cooperation (MoC) on Technical Intern Training Programme (TITP), aimed towards expanding bilateral cooperation between both countries in the field of skill development. Read Full Story

Fire cracker ban: Centre, Delhi Govt. failed to ensure implementation of SC's order
New Delhi October 17 : The Congress on Tuesday dubbed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Tajindar Bagga's move to distribute crackers as unfortunate, and asserted that the Centre and the Delhi Government failed to implement Supreme Court's order. Read Full Story

Himachal to use online software RONET in upcoming polls
New Delhi , October : Himachal Pradesh will be the first state to use Election Commission of India's new application- Returning Officer NET (RONET), an online decision support system, in the upcoming General Assembly election. Read Full Story

Yogi govt. to set world record by lighting two lakh diyas on Diwali
Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) October 17 : The Uttar Pradesh Government is all set to make a new Guinness World Record by lighting around two lakh diyas on the banks of the Saryu River in Ayodhya on the occasion of Diwali. Read Full Story

Diesel generators banned in Delhi as air quality enters 'Red Zone'
New Delhi , Oct. 17 : The Environment Pollution Prevention and Control Authority on Tuesday stated that diesel generators have been banned in Delhi, barring those used in metros and hospitals. Read Full Story

Sip, Slurp and Relish the all New Chill Shakes, Only at Cafe Coffee Day
Mumbai : Cafe Coffee Day, the pioneer of cafe culture in India unveils a cool new revolution with Chill Shakes and brings to milkshake lovers bottle full of fun and goodness with a lip-smacking blend of milk and hints of fruit and chocolate. Read Full Story

Dragging Taj Mahal into controversies not correct: UP Governor
Kanpur(UP) , Oct 17 : Expressing discontent over BJP MP Sangeet Som's remark against Taj Mahal, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Tuesday said dragging the monument into controversies is uncalled for. Read Full Story

UP sanctions huge budget of Rs. 165 cr for Diwali celebrations
Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) , October 17 : Uttar Pradesh Tourism Minister Rita Bahuguna on Tuesday said that the state government has granted Rs. 165 crore for Diwali celebrations in Agra. Read Full Story

Former sarpanch Ramzan Sheikh's house set ablaze by mobs in JK
Shopian (Jammu and Kashmir) October 17 : House of former sarpanch Ramzan Sheikh of Imam Sahib village, who was killed by terrorists yesterday, was set on fire by mobs today in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district. Read Full Story

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