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HP polls: 28.6 pc of polling recorded till 12 noon
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , November 9 : A total of 28.6 percent polling has been recorded till 12 noon in Himachal Pradesh Assembly election. Read Full Story

India, Bangladesh jointly launch connectivity projects
Kolkata/New Delhi /Dhaka [Bangladesh], Nov.9 : India and Bangladesh on Thursday jointly launched bilateral connectivity projects for the mutual benefit of both countries. Read Full Story

Prince Charles, Duchess pay tributes at Amar Jawan Jyoti
New Delhi , November 9 : Prince of Wales Charles Philip Arthur George, accompanied by Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles, paid tribute to the martyrs at Delhi's Amar Jawan Jyoti. Read Full Story

Virbhadra certain of Congress victory in Himachal polls
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , November 9 : Congress chief ministerial candidate Virbhadra Singh on Thursday said that he is certain of the party winning with full majority in the ongoing Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. Read Full Story

Himachal Assembly Polls: BJP CM candidate Dhumal confident of victory with majority
Hamirpur (Himachal Pradesh) , November 9 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Prem Kumar Dhumal on Thursday said that he is confident of the party's victory with majority, in the ongoing Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections. Read Full Story

Himachal Assembly Polls: PM Modi appeals to cast vote
New Delhi , November 9 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday appealed the voters of Himachal Pradesh to step out of their houses and vote in large numbers in the state assembly elections. Read Full Story

Himachal polls: Over 50 lakh voters to cast vote
Himachal Pradesh , November 9 : The polling for the 68 Assembly constituencies of Himachal Pradesh began across 7,525 booths in a single phase on Thursday. Read Full Story

Virbhadra Singh, Dhumal face-off in Himachal
Himachal Pradesh , November 9 : More than 50 lakh people of Himachal Pradesh will today cast their votes to decide the fate of some of the biggest leaders of Indian democracy. Read Full Story

Punjab, Delhi CMs tweet chat in Delhi smog
New Delhi , November 9 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday indulged in a Twitter conversation over the rising levels of smog in the Capital. Read Full Story

Delhi: Lodhi Road area 'severely' choked
New Delhi , November 8 : The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) on Wednesday said that the air quality of Delhi's Lodhi Road area has hit 'severe' levels, showing prominent pollutants PM 10 and PM 2.5 above normal. Read Full Story

Situation will become uncontrollable if Article 370 gets repealed: Farooq Abdullah
New Delhi , November 8 : National Conference (NC) president Farooq Abdullah on Wednesday said that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir would become uncontrollable if Article 370 gets repealed. Read Full Story

Delhi to have another round of odd-even rule
New Delhi , November 8 : In view of increasing air pollution, Delhi is gearing up for yet another round of odd-even rule, as Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday directed the Transport Department to start preparing for the same. Read Full Story

Delhi pollution: Metro to run extra train trips from tomorrow
New Delhi , November 8 : In the wake of the alarming level of pollution, the Delhi Metro has decided to run extra train trips across the metro network from tomorrow. Read Full Story

Jet Airways ad targeting Indigo airlines fake, airline clarifies
New Delhi , November 8 : As a fake advertisement taking jibe at Indigo Airlines purported to be issued by Jet Airways went viral on social media, the latter has issued an official statement refuting any connection with the advertisement. Read Full Story

Pak Rangers arrive in India for DG-level talks
New Delhi , Nov. 8 : A delegation of Pakistan Rangers led by Director General (Sindh Rangers) Major General Muhammad Saeed reached New Delhi for 44th Biannual DG-level talks on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Will restructure GST, if we come to power: Rahul Gandhi
New Delhi , November 8 : Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said that they will reassess and restructure the Goods and Service Tax (GST), if they come to power at the Centre in the 2019 general elections. Read Full Story

NHAI issues directions to officials to help reduce air pollution in Delhi-NCR
New Delhi Nov 7 : The chairman of NHAI (National Highways Authority of India) has issued specific instructions to the field officials to take all possible steps to reduce contribution of the highways sector towards air pollution in the Delhi-NCR region. Read Full Story

Note ban anniversary: 'Cong paying tributes to those who died in bank queues'
New Delhi , Nov 8 : The Congress party on Wednesday said they are paying tributes to those people who allegedly died in bank and ATM (automated teller machines) queues on the first anniversary of demonetisation. Read Full Story

Prince Charles meets PM Modi in Delhi
New Delhi , Nov. 8 : Prince of Wales Charles Philip Arthur George, accompanied by Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi on Wednesday. Read Full Story

MEA condemns missile attack near Riyadh
New Delhi , Nov. 8 : Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has condemned the missile attack, reportedly targeting the Riyadh airport on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Opposition opposes demonetisation in Manipur
Imphal (Manipur) Nov 8 : The Congress and other opposition political parties on Wednesday observed Black Day against demonetisation. Read Full Story

Pradyuman murder case: Arrested student sent to three-day CBI remand
New Delhi , Nov 8 : A Gurugram Court on Wednesday sent Class 11 student of Ryan International School, arrested in connection with the murder of his schoolmate Pradyuman Thakur, to three-day Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) remand. Read Full Story

Cong meets interlocutor, asks whether his visit is to influence upcoming polls
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , November 8 : The Congress on Wednesday asked the Centre's special representative of Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma as whether his visit is just an attempt to influence the upcoming assembly polls in different states. Read Full Story

High pollution level can lead to increased emergency visits, higher deaths: AIIMS Director
New Delhi , Nov 8 : AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria has warned that high levels of pollution can lead to high chances of people with Cardio respiratory diseases, which can further lead to increased emergency visits and higher deaths. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi's visit to Surat beneficial for BJP: Jitendra Singh
Surat (Gujarat) , Nov 8 : Minister of State (MoS) for the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Jitendra Singh on Wednesday, taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi, said the latter should visit Surat more often as his visit gives Bharatiya Janata Party more support. Read Full Story

Manipur painter promotes indigenous culture through art
Imphal (Manipur) Nov 8 : A young painter from Manipur's Tangkhul community is striving to promote and revive the indigenous culture and traditions of the region. Read Full Story

Chidambaram should advise govt. instead of supporting decriers: NITI Aayog VC
New Delhi , November 8 : NITI Aayog VC Rajiv Kumar on Wednesday said former finance minister P. Chidambaram should advise the government on how to strenthen the economy, instead of supporting and praying for the decriers. Read Full Story

Those observing 'black day' support black money hoarders: Raman Singh
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) Nov. 8 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh on Wednesday said people observing black day on the first anniversary of demonetisation, actually support black money hoarders. Read Full Story

Cars collide due to dense smog near Noida, several injured
Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) , November 8 : Several people were left injured after five to six cars collided into each other on a highway, due to low visibility because of the thick smog in the Delhi-NCR region. Read Full Story

Demonetisation anniversary: People saw Govt's intention, says Sitharaman
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , Nov 8 : On the first anniversary of demonetisation, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday said that the common people have seen the intention of the government and supported the move by putting up with the difficulties they had to face. Read Full Story

J-K terror funding: Nine people sent to NIA custody till Nov 21
New Delhi , November 8 : The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court on Wednesday sent nine people, arrested yesterday in connection with Jammu and Kashmir terror funding case, to custody till November 21. Read Full Story

Demonetisation anniversary: Rahul, BJP fight it out over ex-serviceman crying in queue
New Delhi , November 8 : As the day rings in the one-year anniversary of the demonetisation drive, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress have brought their fight over the economic reform to the serpentine queues outside the bank ATMs, in the aftermath of the announcement wherein people jostled to withdraw new bank notes as the older ones were tendered illegal. Read Full Story

GST needs reform: Rahul Gandhi
Surat (Gujarat) , November 8 : Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said the Goods and Service Tax (GST) needs a reform, adding that his party had tried to explain Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government that it was a matter of competitiveness of India. Read Full Story

BJP advises Rahul to stop lying and daydreaming
New Delhi/Ahmedabad Nov. 8 : The Bharaitya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday advised Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to stop lying and daydreaming. Read Full Story

IndiGo write to Civil Aviation Minister on passenger assault
New Delhi , November 8 : Budget carrier IndiGo on Wednesday wrote a letter to Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju explaining him the action taken against staffers involved in manhandling of a flyer and said he has personally apologised to the passenger. Read Full Story

Prince Charles arrives in New Delhi for two-day visit
New Delhi , Nov. 8 : Prince of Wales Charles Philip Arthur George, accompanied by Duchess of Cornwall Camilla Parker Bowles, arrived in New Delhi on Wednesday on a two-day visit to India. Read Full Story

Indigo issue will be handed over to BCAS, if necessary: Raju
New Delhi November 8 : Terming the Indigo assault incident as arbarous, Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Wednesday said the case will be handed over to the Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) for further investigation, if necessary. Read Full Story

Delhi smog: Kejriwal writes to Punjab, Haryana CMs
New Delhi November 8 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday sent a letter to chief ministers of neighbouring Punjab and Haryana states, urging them to work jointly to resolve the air pollution issue. Read Full Story

Vijay Mallya asked to appear before Delhi court by Dec 18
New Delhi , November 8 : The Patiala House Court here on Wednesday directed absconding liquor baron Vijay Mallya to appear before it by December 18 in connection with the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act (FERA) violation case. Read Full Story

Delhi pollution: All schools to remain closed till Sunday
New Delhi , November 7 : Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Wednesday said the air quality in the national capital was worsening and have directed all schools to remain closed till Sunday. Read Full Story

Pradyuman murder case: CBI gives clean chit to bus conductor
New Delhi , Nov 8 : In the latest development to the Pradyuman murder case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday trashed the probe by the Gurugram police and gave a clean chit to the bus conductor arrested with the charges of murder and sexual assault in connection with the case. Read Full Story

Demonetisation effective to scrutinise accounts used for black money transactions
New Delhi , Nov 8 : As the nation marks the completion of one year of the Centre's demonetisation drive, citizens have revealed that while the notion had a drastic impact on the economy in terms of shortage of currency, some believe that the exercise has led to an audit trail which can be effectively used in the future to scrutinise and investigate accounts being used for black money transactions. Read Full Story

Met Dineshwar Sharma, discussed Kashmir issue: Omar Abdullah
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Nov 8 : Former chief minister and National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Wednesday said that he met special representative for Jammu and Kashmir Dineshwar Sharma and discussed the situation in the valley. Read Full Story

Demonetisation anniversary: BJP, Opposition face off
Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh)/ New Delhi , November 8 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Opposition are facing off as this day rings in the one year anniversary of the demonetisation drive. Read Full Story

Congress holds marathon to observe 'black day' in Chhattisgarh
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , November 8 : Chhattisgarh Congress on Thursday organized a marathon here to observe 'black day' to mark the anniversary of demonetisation. Read Full Story

Demonetisation played a great role in combating terrorism: Nirmala Sitharaman
Chennai (Tamil Nadu) , November 8 : Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday said the decision of demonetisation of higher currency gave a major blow to terrorism. Read Full Story

Maneka Gandhi launches SHe-Box Online Complaint Management System
New Delhi : WCD Minister Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today launched a comprehensive SHe-Box online complaint Management System for women working in both public and private organizations to lodge complaints of sexual harassment at workplace. Read Full Story

Technology is critical for Communication and Content - Shri N.K. Sinha
New Delhi : Secretary I and B Shri N.K. Sinha has said that the communication technologies being used today were important tools to provide effective messaging, content and facilitate continuous dialogue with the target groups. Read Full Story

We believe in people's participation and education transformation - Shri Prakash Javadekar
New Delhi : A two-day National Workshop 'Chintan Shivir' organized by Department of School education and Literacy, Ministry of Human Resource Development concluded in New Delhi today. Read Full Story

NDMA conducts brainstorming session on use of UAVs in Disaster Management
New Delhi : The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) today conducted a one-day national-level brainstorming session on "Application of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in Disaster Management". Read Full Story

Dr. Harsh Vardhan Requests State Governments of NCR to take Effective steps to Mitigate Air Pollution
New Delhi : Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, who is currently in Bonn, Germany, to attend the 23rd Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, has requested all the State governments in the National Capital Region of Delhi to take effective steps for mitigating the levels of air pollution and bring them to acceptable levels. Read Full Story

DRDO Conducts Successful Flight Trial of 'NIRBHAY' Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile
New Delhi : Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) achieved yet another feat today with the successful test flight of 'NIRBHAY' - India's first indigenously designed and developed Long Range Sub-Sonic Cruise Missile which can be deployed from multiple platforms. It was successfully test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur, Odisha. Read Full Story

Terrorism is a global concern that demands global attention: Vice President
New Delhi : The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that terrorism is a global concern that demands global attention and requires global cooperation. Read Full Story

President hosts Belgian King, invites participation in Indian growth story
New Delhi : The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, received His Majesty King Philippe and Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (November 7, 2017). He also hosted a banquet in their honour. Read Full Story

Speech by President Kovind at the banquet hosted in honour of the king and the queen of Belgium at the Rashtrapati Bhavan
It is an honour for me to welcome Your Majesties and the distinguished members of your delegation to India. Read Full Story

IndiGo assault: Civil Aviation Minister summons all stakeholders
New Delhi November 8 : Union Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju on Wednesday summoned all stakeholders in the IndiGo assault issue where an airline staff and a passenger were engaged in a brawl. Read Full Story

Demonetisation, a brave step: PM Modi
New Delhi , November 8 : On demonetisation anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighting the benefits of the same shared a video from his twitter handle. Read Full Story

Demonetisation was a thoughtless act: Rahul
New Delhi , November 8 : On the first anniversary of demonetisation, Congress party vice president Rahul Gandhi dubbed the note ban as a tragedy. Read Full Story

Demonetisation open fight against black money: Raman Singh
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , November 8 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh, on the eve of demonetisation's first anniversary, termed the currency ban an open fight against black money. Read Full Story

Google Doodle pays homage to legendary Kathak dancer Sitara Devi
New Delhi , Nov 8 : Google today celebrates the 97th birth anniversary of legendary Kathak dancer Sitara Devi with a special Doodle. Read Full Story


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