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Sharpening communal polarisation is RSS' inherent character: CPI (M)
New Delhi , October 11 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the political violence in Kerala, saying spreading terror and sharpening communal polarization was the inherent character of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Read Full Story

Passive euthanasia: SC reserves verdict on living will
New Delhi , Oct. 11 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on 'living will' in cases of passive euthanasia. Read Full Story

PM Modi stresses on good governance, public participation for rural development
New Delhi , October 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid out the Centre's comprehensive plans towards the development of rural India, and mentioned a number of pointers towards achieving the goal of doubling the income of the farmers by 2022. Read Full Story

Terrorist killed in Bandipora encounter involved in many attacks: J-K Police
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 11 : The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday said that one of the two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists killed in the Bandipora encounter was involved in several other terror attacks in the area. Read Full Story

UP CM Adityanath flags off 50 'Sankalp Seva' buses in Lucknow
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , October 11 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditynath on Wednesday flagged off 50 buses under the 'Sankalp Seva' service in Lucknow. Read Full Story

Private players handling education sector in Gujarat: Rahul
Chota Udaipur (Gujarat) Oct 11 : Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Gujarat government of handing over the education sector to private players. Read Full Story

J-K: Hizbul Mujahideen module busted by police
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , October 11 : A naka party of the Shopian Police Station busted a module of ammunition supply to terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen, on October 9. Read Full Story

Bihar: Water-logging stops train movement in Kiul-Bhagalpur section
New Delhi , October 11 : Water logging at the Kajra Railway Station in Bihar disrupted the train movement in Kiul-Bhagalpur section on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Rock thrown at Aussie team bus: Assam CM orders probe
Guwahati (Assam) , Oct 11 : In the wake of attack on the Australian cricket team bus in Guwahati last night, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Wednesday directed state's Chief Secretary V.K. Pipersenia to initiate an inquiry into the matter. Read Full Story

Sexual intercourse with minor wife will be considered rape, says SC
New Delhi , October 11 : The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that sexual intercourse with wife below 18 years of age will be considered rape. Read Full Story

Politics behind ban on sale of firecrackers: Tripura Guv
Agartala (Tripura) , October 11 : Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Wednesday said that there was politics involved behind the Supreme Court's ban on the sale of firecrackers in the national capital. Read Full Story

Guwahati stone-throwing incident not reflective of our security measures: Rajyavardhan Rathore
New Delhi , October 11 : Union Sports Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has condemned the stone-pelting incident on the Australian cricket team bus, adding that he has also spoken to Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal about the same. Read Full Story

285 New Irrigation Projects to be Taken up by Next Year Says Gadkari
New Delhi : Speaking on the occasion Union Minister of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Shri Nitin Gadkari said that 27 PMKSY projects will be completed by this year. Read Full Story

Paryatan Parv - A Call for Indian Diaspora - Dekho apna Desh
New Delhi : The soul of 'Paryatan Parv- DekhoApnaDesh' is spreading its wings and enticing overseas Indian Community to come and see 'Bharat- Apna Desh', the land where their forefathers were born. Read Full Story

Power Minister reviews the Power Sector Development in Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar : Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New and Renewable Energy, Shri R.K. Singh reviewed power sector development in the State of Jammu and Kashmir in Srinagar today. Read Full Story

Text of closing remarks by the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan at INDIA ENERGY FORUM - CERAWeeK in New Delhi
Shri K D Tripathi ji, Secretary Petroleum, Dr Daniel Yergin, Chairman IHS Markit And Esteemed leaders and delegates of the International and Indian Oil and Gas sector, And dear Friends, At the outset let me thank all of you for making the last three days as 'Days of Energy' and fuelling them with your ideas. Read Full Story

Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurates the First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise
New Delhi : The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh inaugurated the four-day first Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation Disaster Management Exercise (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) here today. Read Full Story

Union Home Minister inaugurates NIA Hqrs new Office Complex
New Delhi : The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh has said the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has played a key role in making the country a safer place and shielded India from the onslaught of global terrorism. Read Full Story

Health Ministry discontinues Paper Greetings, switches to eGreetings
New Delhi : With the aim to reduce use of paper and give a boost to digital initiatives of the Government and to promote a contemporary and eco-friendly method of sending greetings, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to go forward with eGreetingsinstead of paper-based greetings starting this festive season. Read Full Story

Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman interacts with IAF Commanders during Air Force Commanders' Conference
New Delhi : The bi-annual IAF Commanders' Conference was inaugurated by the Raksha Mantri this morning at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhavan). Chief of the Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa, welcomed Raksha Mantri Smt Nirmala Sitharaman and Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr Subhash Bhamre and introduced the IAF Commanders to them. Read Full Story

'Integration of Services My Priority' says Raksha Mantri
New Delhi : Raksha Mantri Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman joined the ongoing Army Commanders' Conference at Manekshaw Centre, Delhi Cantt today for over 30 minutes and addressed senior Army hierarchy including Army Chief and all Army Commanders. Read Full Story

PM to attend inauguration of birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh
New Delhi : The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will attend the inauguration of the birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh at IARI at Pusa in New Delhi on 11th October, 2017. Read Full Story

Yoga is the Mother of all Exercises: Vice President
New Delhi : The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that Yoga is the Mother of all Exercises. He was addressing the inaugural session of the 3rd International Yoga Conference, here today. Read Full Story

Medical fraternity should provide healthcare to masses at an affordable and reasonable cost: Vice President
New Delhi : The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that the medical fraternity to treat their profession as a mission to provide healthcare to the masses at an affordable and reasonable cost. Read Full Story

President of India inaugurates India water Week-2017
New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated India Water Week-2017 today (October 10, 2017) in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Address by President Kovind On the occasion of inauguration of The India Water Week-2017
I am happy to be here to inaugurate the Fifth India Water Week 2017. I would particularly like to welcome the international delegates, from the European Union countries and elsewhere. They are joining their Indian counterparts in discussions related to this extremely important subject. Read Full Story

President Kovind Presents 18th Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award
New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (October 10, 2017). Read Full Story

President of India to Preside over Two-Day Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan
New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, will preside over a two-day Conference of Governors on October 12 and 13, 2017, at Rashtrapati Bhavan. Read Full Story

AAP's 'satyagraha' against Metro fare hike another hoax: BJP
New Delhi October 11 : With the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) protesting against the Delhi Metro fare hike, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that it is Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's usual way of lying to the public by coming up with names such as 'Satyagraha'. Read Full Story

Our Constitution doesn't allow propagation of particular religion: AIMPLB on Lord Ram's statue
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) October 11 : With the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government proposing to build a 'grand statue' of Lord Ram on the banks of the Saryu River in Ayodhya, Zafaryab Jilani, member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has said that no government, under the Indian Constitution, can take any step for the propagation of any particular religion. Read Full Story

Dharmendra Pradhan announces cash prize for WorldSkills' 2017 winners
New Delhi October 11 : Union Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday announced cash reward for the participants of the WorldSkills 2017 competition to be held in Abu Dhabi. Read Full Story

PM Modi to attend inauguration of birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh
New Delhi , Oct. 11 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today attend the inauguration of the birth centenary celebration of Nanaji Deshmukh at IARI at Pusa in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh Govt. bans use of firecrackers with high decibels on Diwali
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , October 11 : With an aim to reduce pollution levels around Diwali, the Chhattisgarh Government has imposed a ban on the use of firecrackers with high decibels during the festival. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh Govt. bans use of firecrackers with high decibels on Diwali
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) [India], October 10: With an aim to reduce pollution levels around Diwali, the Chhattisgarh Government has imposed a ban on the use of firecrackers with high decibels during the festival. Read Full Story

Pres Kovind presents Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award to Bindeshwar Pathak
New Delhi , Oct 10, : President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday presented the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence in Public Administration, Academics and Management for the year 2017 to Dr Bindeshwar Pathak. Read Full Story

Congress will outdo 22 years of BJP's work in just six months: Rahul
Gujarat , Oct 10, : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday claimed that his party will outdo 22 years of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government's work in just six months. Read Full Story

INX media case: Karti Chidambaram is not 'fugitive of justice', says lawyer sibal
New Delhi , October 10 : In a hearing of the INX media case on Tuesday, Karti Chidambaram's lawyer Kapil Sibal told the Supreme Court that the former is not a fugitive of justice. Read Full Story

Passive euthanasia case: Centre opposes the living will
New Delhi , October 10 : The Central government on Tuesday opposed the living will in passive euthanasia case and told the Supreme Court's five-judge Constitution bench that it could be enormously misused. Read Full Story

Delhi Assembly constitutes committee to look into rationale behind metro fare hike
New Delhi , October 10 : Continuing its opposition to the Delhi metro fare hike, Delhi Assembly on Tuesday constituted a nine-member committee to be nominated by the Speaker to look into the rationale behind the hike of fare by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which came into effect today. Read Full Story

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman inaugurates IAF Commanders' Conference at Air Headquarters
New Delhi (India), Oct 10 : Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday inaugurated the bi-annual Indian Air Force (IAF) Commanders' Conference at Air Headquarters (Vayu Bhavan) in New Delhi. Read Full Story

Indian Navy sacks sailor Manish Giri for undergoing sex-change
Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh) , October 10 : Indian Navy on Monday evening sacked Manish Giri for undergoing a sex reassignment surgery. Read Full Story

India to launch Gas Trading Platform soon: Dharmendra Pradhan
New Delhi , Oct 10, : Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday said that India will soon introduce a Gas Trading Exchange Platform. Read Full Story

India is number three in energy consumption: Dharmendra Pradhan
New Delhi , Oct 10, : Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Dharmendra Pradhan on Tuesday lauded the energy growth in the country, while adding that India is number three in energy consumption. Read Full Story

BJP accuses Rahul Gandhi of seizing farmers' land in Amethi
Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) , Oct 10 : Ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders have vehemently attacked Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi for ignoring his own constituency and raising the fingers on the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP government in the centre. Read Full Story

Sonipat blasts case: Abdul Karim Tunda sentenced to life imprisonment
Sonipat (Haryana) , Oct 10 : A Sonipat Court on Tuesday pronounced a life sentence for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) bomb-maker Abdul Karim Tunda, convicted in 1996 Sonipat bomb blasts case. Read Full Story

Rahul corners PM Modi over lack of education, unemployment in Gujarat
Vadodara (Gujarat) , October 10 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has always considered profit as the prime focus of the education system instead of providing quality education to the people. Read Full Story

Rahul in Gujarat, Smriti Irani in Amethi: The war of words continues
New Delhi , October 10 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is currently in Gujarat, traditionally, a Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) fortress (read: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was formerly the chief minister here), making a strong case for his party and targetting the state government's policies. Read Full Story

Delhi Metro fare hike 'conspiracy' to benefit private taxis: Manish Sisodia
New Delhi , October 10 : Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia on Tuesday alleged that the recent fare hike in the Delhi Metro was a conspiracy by the Centre to benefit private taxi companies, and asked the Centre to hand over the corporation to the state government, if it cannot manage it. Read Full Story

Commuters disappointed as Delhi Metro rides get costlier
New Delhi , October 10 : After Delhi Metro rides got costlier from today, the commuters are a little disappointed and have said that they might want to shift to other modes of transport. Read Full Story

First ever Conference of Partner NGOs of WCD Ministry held in New Delhi today
New Delhi : The first ever conference of Partner NGOs of WCD Ministry was held in New Delhi today. The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the conference titled "Implementation of Policies, Schemes and Programmes for Women and Children: Challenges and Way Forward". Read Full Story

NMCG Approves Eight Projects worth over Rs 700 Crore Under Namami Gange Programme
New Delhi : National Mission for Clean Ganga has approved eight projects worth Rs. 700 crore, out of which four pertain to sewage management in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, three are related to treatment of drains through bio-remediation and one of inventorization and surveillance of river Ganga. Read Full Story

Paryatan Parv Spreads to Every Nook and Corner of the Country
New Delhi : Slowly but surely the festive atmosphere of the Paryatan Parv could be felt across the country. Whether it is Jammu and Kashmir in the North or Kerala down south, from Gujarat to Odisha or entire North East, the festival of tourism has taken all to its grip. Read Full Story

Taking Science to the Masses and Building Effective Communication by Bridging Communication Gap
New Delhi : An effective communication strategy is very important to take science to the masses, said Minister for Science and Technology, Earth Sciences and Environment, Forests and Climate Change, Dr. Harshvardhan while releasing the book "Bridging the Communication Gap in Science and Technology: Lessons from India", in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

Speech by the Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan at INDIA ENERGY FORUM - CERAWeeK in New Delhi
I heartily welcome friends from international and Indian oil and gas industry, the broader energy industry and key consuming sectors to a brand new chapter of CERAWeek, the CERAWeek India Energy Forum. Read Full Story

Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan addressed Global INDIA ENERGY FORUM - CERAWeeK
New Delhi : The Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, addressed the India Energy Forum by CERAWeeK in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

Union Home Minister to inaugurate First BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise tomorrow
New Delhi : The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh will inaugurate the four-day First 'BIMSTEC Disaster Management Exercise- 2017' (BIMSTEC DMEx-2017) here tomorrow. Read Full Story

Cyclone Warning - Depression over Gangetic West Bengal intensifies into a deep depression
New Delhi : The depression over Gangetic West Bengal has moved west-northwestwards with a speed of about 15 kmph in past 03 hours. It intensified into a deep depression and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, the 09th October, 2017 over Gangetic West Bengal near Latitude 22.5º N and Longitude 88.4 ºE, close to Kolkata. Read Full Story

Severe Weather Warning - 09th to 13th October, 2017
New Delhi : India Meteorological Department has issued severe weather warning for 09-13 October, 2017 as below: Read Full Story

Annual Dilli Seminar - India and South East Asia Maritime Trade, Expedition and Civilisation Linkages
New Delhi : Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala is all set to conduct the fourth edition of the prestigious annual Dilli seminar on 12th and 13th of October 2017. The theme for this year's seminar is 'India and Southeast Asia - Maritime Trade, Expedition and Civilisation Linkages'. Read Full Story

Territorial Army Celebrates 68th Raising Day
New Delhi : Territorial Army (TA) celebrated its 68th Raising Day here today. As per tradition, the TA fraternity led by ADG TA Major General DA Chaturvedi, called on the President Shri Ram Nath Kovind and payed their respect to the Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces. Read Full Story


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