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MHA clarifies on reports over Sukma Naxal attack
New Delhi , Apr 26 : The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday issued a clarification on reports over the recent Sukma Naxal attack. Read Full Story

India-Russia defence engagement will continue to grow: Jaitley
Moscow (Russia), Apr 26 : Indian Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the diplomatic relation between India and Russia goes far beyond just the relations between the governments, adding that this relationship will continue to grow with the current level of engagement. Read Full Story

EC says EVM's are tamper proof
New Delhi , April 26 : Delhi State Election Commissioner S. K. Srivastava on Wednesday said all Electronic Voting Machine's (EVM's) were tamper-proof and there was no doubt about the results in the Municipals polls. Read Full Story

PM Modi to flag-off first UDAN flight under RCS tomorrow
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will flag off the first UDAN flight under RCS on Shimla-Delhi sector tomorrow. Read Full Story

India assures Sri Lanka on world class road infrastructure in Jaffna
New Delhi , Apr 26 : India has agreed to cooperate with Sri Lanka in developing world class road infrastructure in Jaffna region of Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

UN Global Compact conference begins in Delhi
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Today, the United Nations Global Compact kicked off its two-day event, bringing together over 300 leaders from business, finance, civil society, government and the UN in New Delhi for its regional flagship event Making Global Goals Local Business - India. Read Full Story

10 Maoists killed, five injured in Sukma attack
Chhattisgarh (Sukma) , Apr 26 : As many as ten Maoists were killed and five injured in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district during a heavy exchange of fire two days ago, sources said. Read Full Story

J-K govt orders internet services suspended for a month
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , April 26 : The Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday banned 22 social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp for one month in the Valley in order to prevent anti-national and anti-social elements from spreading inciting messages. Read Full Story

Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar appointed new DG CRPF
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar, a 1983 Batch of the IPS belonging to the Uttar Pradesh cadre has been appointed the new Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). Read Full Story

NIA arrests Nagaland Govt. officers in extortion case
New Delhi , Apr 26 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday arrested three Nagaland Government officers for providing substantial amount to National Socialist Council of Nagaland-Khaplang (NSCN (K)) by contributing government funds to them in official capacity. Read Full Story

Jet Airways pilot de-rostered after being accused of racism by Harbhajan
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Hours after Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh accused a Jet Airways pilot of racism, the airline has de-rostered the pilot and assured that corrective action would be taken as per company policy, and after due investigation into the incident. Read Full Story

Opponents questioning EVMs, a case of sour grapes: Goyal
New Delhi , Apr 26 : After Union Minister of State for Power Goyal welcomed the BJP's win in Wednesday's MCD polls and described the opposition crib against EVMs as a case of sour grapes. Read Full Story

AAP's Dilip Pandey resigns following MCD results
New Delhi Apr 26 : As early trends pointed to a clear victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2017 MCD polls, the resignation phase has started in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as well with party convenor Dilip Pandey resigning following the election results. Read Full Story

Lung for Long: Gasp No More
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Lungs in Delhi seem to be in dire straits. In the midst of ever thickening air pollution and lifestyle gone astray, lung power is ebbing fast. Data emerging from April 25 lung health camp organized in iconic Press Club of India (PCI) on the occasion of World Asthma Day pressed panic button as regards lung health of the capital city. Read Full Story

Sukma attack not an ambush but a raid says CRPF
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , April 26 : Special Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), D. M. Awasthi on Wednesday asserted that Monday's Naxal attack on personnel of the 74th battalion of the force was not an ambush, but a raid. Read Full Story

Sustaining higher education has become a major challenge: President
Hyderabad (Telangana) , Apr 26 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said today sustaining and reinvigorating higher education, in India as well as in other parts of the world, has become a major challenge, especially so in public institutions. Read Full Story

PM Modi reviews progress towards handling grievances to Railways
New Delhi Apr 26 : The Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 18th interaction through PRAGATI, the Information and communications technology (ICT) based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation. Read Full Story

India urges Sri Lanka of cooperation for humanitarian treatment of fishermen
New Delhi , Apr 26 : India on Wednesday requested continued cooperation of the Government of Sri Lanka for humanitarian treatment of Indian fishermen, without resorting to force under any circumstances. Read Full Story

MCD results: Congress taunts BJP, AAP goes into self introspection
Chandigarh/ New Delhi , April 26 : As early trends pointed to a clear victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2017 MCD polls, the mood in the Congress party and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) remained somber and belligerent. Read Full Story

Youth participation key to Kashmir's harmony: Northern Army Commander
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) Apr 26 : The General Officer Commanding of the the Indian Army's 15th Corps, Lieutenant General J.S. Sandhu, on Wednesday said Kashmir needs youth to participate to regain peace and harmony. Read Full Story

Kejriwal congratulates BJP for MCD victory
New Delhi , Apr 26 : After his defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday congratulated the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and expressed his willingness to work with the winning party for the betterment of Delhi. Read Full Story

India, Sri Lanka sign MoU on economic co-operation
New Delhi , Apr 26 : India and Sri Lanka today signed an MoU on economic co-operation. Read Full Story

Countries that invest in education will benefit: Vice President Ansari
Yerevan (Armenia), Apr 26 : Vice President of India M. Hamid Ansari has said that the countries that have invested in educating their populations, built strong consumer economies, and have democratic institutions that can deal with social change will benefit. Read Full Story

We should develop universities as temples of higher learning: President
Hyderabad (Telangana) , Apr 26 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday said India should develop universities as temples of higher learning, adding that there should be places for creating learning environment, where free exchange of ideas will take place and where mighty minds in the form of students and teachers would exchange ideas. Read Full Story

Congress' Gurudas Kamat resigns post MCD poll debacle
New Delhi , April 26 : Senior Congress leader and AICC General Secretary Gurudas Kamat on Wednesday announced his resignation from all party posts following the party's debacle in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls. Read Full Story

SC suggests Centre to give statutory status to NGO registration
New Delhi , Apr 26 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday suggested the Central Government to give statutory status to NGO registration, accreditation and funding process instead of existing guidelines. Read Full Story

Indian envoy files appeal with Pak Foreign Secy for early release of Jadhav
New Delhi , April 26 : Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale on Wednesday filed an appeal with Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry in connection with the Kulbhushan Jadhav case. Read Full Story

Post MCD defeat, P.C. Chacko offers to resign as Congress Delhi in-charge
New Delhi , Apr 26 : After the party defeat in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Congress Delhi in-charge P.C. Chacko on Wednesday announced that he would resign from the post. Read Full Story

PM Modi thanks Delhi for MCD win
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Expressing gratitude for bestowing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with their mandate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked the people of New Delhi for choosing the saffron party. Read Full Story

Sukma encounter: Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia for MP CRPF jawan's family
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Apr 26 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 25 lakh as compensation for next of kin of Madhya Pradesh CRPF jawan who lost his life in Sukma Naxal attack. Read Full Story

Indian High Commissioner to meet Pak Foreign Secy for consular access to Jadhav
New Delhi , April 26 : Indian High Commissioner Gautam Bambawale will today meet Pakistan Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry to reiterate demand for consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been awarded death sentence by the Islamabad military court. Read Full Story

No plans to impose tax on agriculture income: Arun Jaitley
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday asserted that that the Centre has no plans to impose any tax on agriculture income, while acknowledging that as per the Constitutional Allocation of Powers, the central government has no jurisdiction to impose tax on agricultural income. Read Full Story

BJP is only 'viable' option available for voters: MoS PMO
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Union Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh, on Wednesday, said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the only 'viable' option available for the voters to put their trust on. Read Full Story

'Drama queen' Kejriwal should leave politics: BJP
New Delhi , April 26 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday dubbed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a 'drama queen' and said the MCD polls verdict is a rejection of negative politics and conspiracy by the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in its desperate bid to rule Delhi. Read Full Story

Will give Delhi new corporation based on PM's vision: Lovely
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Assuring a win for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, Congress turncoat Arvinder Singh Lovely on Wednesday said that it is their duty to provide a fresh Corporation to the people of Delhi based on the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

Must impose 'Emergency, AFSPA' in Maoist hotbed Sukma: Swamy
New Delhi , Apr 26 : Backing the Government's stand of dubbing the Sukma attack as a 'cold blooded murder', senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday batted for imposition of emergency and the Armed Forces Special Power Act (AFSPA) in Maoist-affected areas of Chhattisgarh. Read Full Story

MCD poll results: People have faith in PM's leadership, says Centre
New Delhi , April 26, ANI: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leading in the early trends in the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls, the Centre on Wednesday said that the people of the national capital have shown faith in the policies of saffron party and leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

MCD poll results: BJP leading, Congress trails at third position
New Delhi , Apr 26 : The early trend of the counting for Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD), which began earlier today, shows the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the lead, followed by the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) at second place and the Congress party at third. Read Full Story

Sukma Naxal attack: Home Ministry seeks CRPF report
New Delhi , Apr 26 : The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday sought a report from the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on the recent Sukma attack, which claimed lives of at least 26 security personnel. Read Full Story

Counting forDelhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) polls 2017 begins
New Delhi , Apr 26 : The counting of votes for the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections has begun. Read Full Story

Sukma tragedy : When villagers were compelled to attack their CRPF 'friends'
Sukma (Chhattisgarh) , Apr 26 : Who knew that a road inauguration ceremony would turn into a sight of a brutal and deadly massacre leading to death of our bravehearts. Read Full Story

PM Modi has own strategy for Kashmir: BJP assures Yashwant Sinha
Mumbai (Maharashtra), April 26 : Following former finance minister Yashwant Sinha's assertion for immediate dialogue with stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) acknowledged the veteran leader's intentions, however, assuring that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has his own strategy to address the Valley's problems. Read Full Story

Centre condemns 'political warfare' over Sukma horror
Kolkata (West Bengal) , April 26 : Amid the massive verbal volleying between political parties over the deadly Sukma attack in which 25 CRPF personnel were killed by Maoists, Union Minister of State for social justice and empowerment Ramdas Athawale has called on parties to show their unity now more than ever. Read Full Story

Sukma horror: When villagers were compelled to attack their CRPF 'friends'
Tanmay Sakaley, Sukma (Chhattisgarh) [India], Apr 25 : Who knew that a road inauguration ceremony would turn into a sight of a brutal and deadly massacre leading to death of our bravehearts. Read Full Story

Delhi Municipal Corporation polls 2017: Counting begins at 8 a.m., trends expected by 11 a.m.
New Delhi , April 26 : The counting of votes for the Delhi Municipal Corporation (MCD) elections will begin at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Read Full Story

No matter the outcome, won't blame EVMs: BJP on MCD Polls
New Delhi , April 26 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday took at dig Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegations that the EVMs used during Municipal Corporation polls were tampered with, saying that whatever the outcome will we, the saffron party won't blame the e-voting system for it. Read Full Story

BJP announces Rs. 30 lakh compensation for slain CRPF personnel from UP
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Apr 25 : Strongly condemning Sukma Naxal attack that claimed the lives of 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shrikant Sharma on Tuesday asserted that Rs. 30 lakh compensation will be given to the kin of the personnel who were killed in the attack. Read Full Story

Rajnath asks CRPF DG, MHA officer to stay put in Chhattisgarh
New Delhi , Apr 25 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday directed Director General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and security adviser to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) K Vijay Kumar to stay put in Chhattisgarh and frame strategy to tackle Naxals in Sukma. Read Full Story

Israel Envoy to India condoles kin of 25 slain CRPF personnel
New Delhi , Apr 25 : Expressing his heartfelt condolence to the families of the 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel killed in the encounter with Naxals that took place in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, Israel Envoy to India Daniel Carmon on Tuesday said that he is saddened and concerned with the incident. Read Full Story

Is Pak sending message of peace through this white pigeon?
New Delhi , April 25 : In times gone by white doves or pigeons were often viewed as traditional symbols or messengers of peace and pacifism, but, in the new millennium, when technological advances are being made in minutes, days, months and years, one would not have expected a bird to come across from Pakistan with a message of sorts imprinted under one of its wings. Read Full Story

President Mukherjee for close links between Indian universities, industries
Panaji (Goa) , Apr 25 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said there also have to be close link between Indian universities and industries, adding that a strong research eco-system has to be built on the plank of institutional collaborations, research parks, and talented researchers. Read Full Story

J-K: Muslims offer prayers at Hazratbal shrine to bring peace
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Apr 25 : Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims offered prayers on Tuesday at the Hazratbal shrine on the occasion of 'Meraj-ul-Alam' to overcome problems caused due to the present turmoil in Jammu and Kashmir's Budgam district. Read Full Story

Oppn accuses Modi Govt. over Sukma Naxal attack
New Delhi , Apr 25 : The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday blamed the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government for being unsuccessful over the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) encounter with the Naxals of Chhattisgarh's Sukma that took place yesterday. Read Full Story

Ansari meets Armenian PM Karapetyan
Yerevan [Armenia], April 25 : Vice President Hamid Ansari met Armenian Prime Minister Karen Karapetyan on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Digvijay opposed attack on Naxals in 2013: BJP
New Delhi Apr 25 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday fired back at Congress leader Digvijay Singh in response to his blaming Chhattisgarh Chief Minster Raman Singh for helping 'Maoists'. Read Full Story

NHRC hopes Chhattisgarh will take note of CRPF personnel's sacrifice
New Delhi , Apr 25 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday condemned the Sukma Naxal attack and expressed hope that Chhattisgarh will take note of the sacrifice made by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in maintaining rule of law. Read Full Story

India, Nepal discuss Constitution implementation process
New Delhi , Apr 25 : Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' on Tuesday discussed about his government's ongoing efforts to take all stakeholders on board in implementation process of the Constitution during a telephonic conversation with his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

Govt not to deploy Army for anti-Naxal operations
New Delhi , Apr 25 : Despite drawing flak post the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district in which 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans lost their lives, the Centre has decided not to deploy the Indian Army for anti-Naxal operations. Read Full Story

e-SOT, e-PRAN cards launched for Atal Pension Yojana users
New Delhi , Apr 25 : To benefit and digitally empower over 45 lacs Atal Pension Yojana (APY) subscribers, the facility of online viewing of the statement of transaction (e-SOT) and e-PRAN cards were launched on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Triple talaq is unconstitutional says MoS P. P. Chaudhury
Agartala (Tripura) , Apr 25 : Reacting on the triple talaq row, Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information technology, P. P. Chaudhury said in India all law has to be according to the Constitution and if any religious or community law is unconstitutional it has to be amended as per the constitutional provision. Read Full Story


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