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Uttarakhand HC's intervention validates our doubt on EVM manipulation: Congress
New Delhi , Apr 28 : With the Uttarakhand High Court directing the judicial magistrate to seize the EVMs used during the assembly polls, the Congress has called on the poll panel to 'come clear' and convince the nation of no tampering and manipulation with the voting machines. Read Full Story

Govt. must do something or our sons will keep dying: Capt. Ayush's father
Kanpur , Apr. 28 : 24-year-old Captain Ayush was among the three Army personnel killed in the deadly terror attack on an Army camp in Kupwara yesterday, and the news has left the young officer's family devastated and bereft of all hope. Read Full Story

Haryana: Venkaiah Naidu to review progress of urban development
New Delhi , Apr. 28 : Union Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Venkaiah Naidu will review the implementation and progress of various new urban development and housing missions launched by the central government in Haryana today at a high level meeting at Chandigarh. Read Full Story

PFA activist arrested in connection with Kalkaji 'vigilante attack'
New Delhi , Apr 27 : People For Animals (PFA) activist Gaurav Gupta on Thursday was arrested by police in connection with assault on three cattle traders in Delhi's Kalkaji incident. Read Full Story

Priyanka Gandhi says no link with Vadra properties
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Friday rebuffed any relation between the property she purchased in Haryana with alleged illegal acquired funds and her husband Robert Vadra's finances or Skylight Hospitality. Read Full Story

Courageous gunner kills two Kupwara terrorists
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , April 27 : What stood out in Thursday's Kupwara was the splendid courage displayed by gunner Rishi Kumar. Read Full Story

Poland supports India's bid for NSG membership, UNSC seat: VP Ansari
Warsaw [Poland], April 27 : Vice President Hamid Ansari has said that Poland supports India's bid for membership in Nuclear Suppliers Group and also a permanent membership in expanded United Nations Security Council. Read Full Story

Chacko, Maken reject Rahul's request to continue in posts
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Congress leader P.C. Chacko and Ajay Maken on Thursday rejected party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's request to continue as party in-charge and state unit chief respectively, sources said. Read Full Story

India natural destination for Polish business opportunities: Ansari
Warsaw [Poland], Apr 27 : Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari has said that if Polish business looks for markets and business opportunities beyond Europe, India is a natural destination. Read Full Story

Accelerate implementation of PM's development package with definite timelines: Rajnath Singh
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviewed the Prime Minister's Development Package (PMDP) for Jammu and Kashmir here today. Read Full Story

'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas' primary driver for India, Sri Lanka ties: MEA
New Delhi , April 27 : The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on cooperation in economic projects signed between India and Sri Lanka recently was to promote Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Sabka Sath Sabka Vikas' model to achieve greater economic, investment and development cooperation in a progressive manner, informed Ministry Of External Affairs official spokesperson Gopal Bagley on Thursday. Read Full Story

Centre's mindset is to make IPR policy more efficient: Sitharaman
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Union Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Centre's mindset is to make the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) policy more efficient and speedier . Read Full Story

President confers 52nd Jnanpith Award on Professor Sankha Ghosh
New Delhi , Apr 27 : President Pranab Mukherjee conferred the 52nd Jnanpith Award on Professor Sankha Ghosh here today. Read Full Story

Gauhati University to confer doctorate degree on Tasile N Zeliang
Guwahati (Assam) , Apr 27 : Tasile N Zeliang would be conferred Honoris Causa (Honorary Doctorate Degree) by the Gauhati University in recognition of her unstinted and tireless efforts in the field of education, sports, writing and social works during the 26th convocation ceremony of the institution on April 28 here. Read Full Story

Reports of 'contempt of court notice' false: Art of Living
New Delhi Apr 27 : The Art of Living (AOL) on Thursday denied receiving a contempt notice from the National Green Tribunal (NGT). Read Full Story

Vinod Khanna will be remembered for his welfare to people: President
New Delhi , Apr 27 : President Pranab Mukherjee has condoled the passing away of veteran actor Vinod Khanna. Read Full Story

Mother has requested Pak to meet Jadhav: MEA
New Delhi Apr 27 : The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said that India has handed over to Pakistan, a letter of appeal from the mother of alleged Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a military court on espionage charges. Read Full Story

Joint Indo-Lankan working group on infrastructure development formed
New Delhi , April 27 : India on Thursday informed that a joint working group has been formed between Colombo and New Delhi to work on infrastructure development, including a port in Sri Lanka. Read Full Story

Centre releases Rs. 19,000 crore from PM's development package for J-K
New Delhi , Apr 27 : The Centre on Thursday released an amount of Rs. 19,000 crore out of the Rs. 80,000 crore development package for Jammu and Kashmir announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

'Egoistic' Govt. doesn't want Lokpal: Anna Hazare
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra) , Apr 27 : Accusing the BJP-led government of being apathetic to the issue of appointing Lokpal, social activist Anna Hazare on Thursday said it is clearly the 'ego' of the government that is not appointing the Act even after the Supreme Court's direction. Read Full Story

We will answer them back soon, says CRPF
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Apr 27 : Hours after terrorists attacked an Indian Army camp in Kupwara's Panzgam in Jammu and Kashmir, Inspector General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Ravideep Sahi on Thursday asserted that their only motive is to restrain these kinds of incidents and answer them back in quick action. Read Full Story

Was victim of Congress conspiracy: Sadhvi Pragya Thakur
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , April 27 : Days after getting bail from the Bombay High Court, Sadhvi Pragya Thakur, accused of plotting the 2008 Malegaon blast, on Thursday alleged that she was a victim of the Congress government's conspiracy. Read Full Story

Army on look out for third terrorist
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Apr 27 : The Indian Army on Thursday said a search operation for the third terrorist is on and has assured to find him soon in Kupwara's Panzgam area. Read Full Story

Sukma terror strike survivors narrate ordeal
Sukma (Chhattisgarh) Apr 27 : The survivors of the Naxalite attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district said they were ambushed a large number of rebels who used rocket launchers, grenades and crude bombs. Read Full Story

AAP surprised over BJP win in MCD Polls
New Delhi , Apr 27 : The Aam Admi Party (AAP) on Thursday expressing astonishment over its failure in the MCD Polls asserted that it was surprised as to how people of Delhi could choose the Bharatiya Janata Party inspite of no development having taken place for the last ten years. Read Full Story

Exploring ways to protect freedom of choice on Whatsapp: Centre to SC
New Delhi , Apr 27 : The Central Government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it is exploring "ways and means" to protect 'individual's freedom of choice' in regard to WhatsApp data sharing with social sites like Facebook. Read Full Story

Sheikh Hasina's significant visit to India
By Colonel Anil Bhat, New Delhi , Apr 27 : Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina's recent four-day state visit to India, her first after seven years, was an eventful milestone in the India-Bangladesh relationship. Read Full Story

Ban diesel vehicles for their emission: Centre to NGT
New Delhi/Jammu Apr 27 : The Centre on Thursday urged the National Green Tribunal (NGT) that ban on diesel vehicles should be based on their emissions and not age. Read Full Story

'CRPF's sole motive is to restrain terror attacks'
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Apr 27 : Hours after terrorists attacked an Indian Army camp in Kupwara's Panzgam in Jammu and Kashmir, Inspector General of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Ravideep Sahi on Thursday asserted that their only motive is to restrain these kinds of incidents and answer them back in quick action. Read Full Story

Govt. will be forced to appoint Lokpal now: Prashant Bhushan
New Delhi , Apr 27 : After the Supreme Court held that there is no justification to put appointment of the Lokpal on hold, senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan on Thursday said the government will be forced to appoint the Act now. Read Full Story

India needs ideas, energy from CII: President Mukherjee
New Delhi , Apr 27 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday said just as much as funds, the country also needs their ideas, energy and drive from the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). Read Full Story

Want to see 'Hawai Chappals' in 'Hawai Jahaz': PM Modi
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) Apr 27 : In a bid to boost air travel between smaller cities by making flights far more affordable for "tier 2" and smaller towns, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said he wants to see people who wear hawai chappal (flip flops) in a hawai jahaz (airplane). Read Full Story

Delhi has given decisive mandate against politics of ego: BJP
New Delhi , April 27 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday launched a scathing attack on the opposition parties over their allegation that the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used during the Municipal Corporation polls were tampered with and said it is an insult of mandate of people of Delhi. Read Full Story

Pay fee or go to Tihar Jail: SC to Sahara
New Delhi Apr 27 : The Supreme Court on Thursday warned Sahara chief Subrata Roy in connection with returning money to the Securities and Exchange Board of India's (SEBI) investors, saying that if the cheque which was submitted to the apex court was not received by June 19 he will be sent to the Tihar Jail. Read Full Story

Need to urgently create ecosystem to make new IPR Policy successful, says Suresh Prabhu
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Though the government has come out with a National Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) Policy to promote a robust intellectual property (IP) environment across India, we need an ecosystem to take a good idea to a logical end even before it is commercialised, Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said at an ASSOCHAM event held in New Delhi last night. Read Full Story

Summers in J-K won't be easy for security: Experts
New Delhi/Jammu Apr 27 : The Security Experts have said that the summers are not going to be easy in Jammu and Kashmir as more terror attacks may take place. Read Full Story

Kupwara Army camp attack: Here is what happened
Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) Apr 27 : A massive gun-battle was witnessed earlier in the day as terrorists attacked an Indian Army camp in Kupwara's Panzgam in Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Rahul Gandhi calls for 'strategic, decisive action' to meet terrorist attacks
New Delhi , Apr 27 : With the nation in mourning the death of three Indian Army soldiers, killed in a terrorist attack on an Army camp in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir, Congress vice-president on Thursday called for a 'strategic and decisive action' to meet with such repeated attacks. Read Full Story

Non-Himachalis can own freehold luxury homes in Auramah Valley
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Beating the downturn in the real estate market, Auramah Valley, the ultra luxury residential project is giving 50% - 60% return to its residents over the last 3 years Read Full Story

Sports fraternity pays homage to legend Vinod Khanna
New Delhi , Apr 27 : The sports fraternity has come in unison to offer their condolences over the demise of veteran actor-politician Vinod Khanna, who passed away on Thursday at the age of 70. Read Full Story

AAP cadre introspecting to reason out MCD defeat: Phoolka
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader H.S. Phoolka on Thursday said that his party was introspecting to find apt reasons for its poor performance in the civic polls. Read Full Story

MHA reviews implementation of peace pact in Meghalaya
Shillong (Meghalaya) , Apr 27 : In a recent move by the Centre to review the progress of the agreed text of Settlement Peace Pact that was signed between the Centre, the State Government, the Achik National Volunteer Council (ANVC) and its breakaway faction ANVC(B) - the disbanded rebel outfit in Meghalaya, an official of Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) made a recent visit to Shillong to discuss on the progress made in the implementation of the peace pact. Read Full Story

EVMs used in polls to be taken into custody: Uttarakhand HC
Uttarakhand , April 27 : The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday issued notices to the Central Election Commission (EC), the State Election Commission and Bharatiya Janata Party Vikasnagar MLA M.S. Chauhan. Read Full Story

Improving communication essential to enhance customer satisfaction, study reveals
New Delhi , Apr 27 : According to the J.D Power 2017 India Two-Wheeler Customer Service Index (2WCSI) Study released on Thursday, when service dealers effectively communicate with customers at key junctures while servicing a two-wheeler at original equipment (OE)-authorised service centers, overall customer satisfaction notably improves. Read Full Story

With Vinod Khanna's demise we lost a daunting politician, fabulous actor: Naidu
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu on Friday expressed his grief over the demise of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament and veteran actor Vinod Khanna and said that the late leader was a daunting person, who till the last moment of his life worked for the people of his constituency. Read Full Story

Pak declaring Gilgit-Baltistan as fifth province 'unacceptable': JK Kashmir Forum
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [Pakistan], Apr 27 : Activists from the JK Kashmir Forum took to the street to protest against Islamabad's recent announcement to declare Gilgit-Baltistan, a disputed area in Pakistan's northernmost administrative territory that borders the disputed Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, as its fifth province. Read Full Story

Vijay Goel directs NADA, IOA to adopt zero tolerance policy towards doping
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel has taken serious note of the incidence of doping in the country and has directed National Anti Doping Agency (NADA), Indian Olympic Association (IOA), National Sports Federations and Sports Authority of India (SAI) to adopt a policy of 'zero tolerance' towards doping. Read Full Story

Kupwara: Stone pelting after terror attack on Army camp
Kupwara (Jammu and Kashmir) Apr 27 : Stone pelting returned to haunt the Valley on Thursday, as a mob was seen hurling stones and bricks at Army personnel near the site of the terror attack in Kupwara. Read Full Story

Rajnath, Jaitley, Sonia condole actor-politician Vinod Khanna's death
New Delhi , April 27 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday took to Twitter to express condolence over veteran actor-politician Vinod Khanna's demise, adding that he had carved a special place in the hearts of millions of Indians. Read Full Story

Army camp attack: Jaitley salutes Kupwara bravehearts for supreme sacrifice
New Delhi , Apr. 27 : Defence Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday joined the nation in mourning the death of three Indian Army soldiers, who were killed in a terrorist attack on an Army camp in Kupwara, Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Timeline: Deadliest 'invasive' attacks on Indian security forces
New Delhi , April 27 : At least three soldiers, including a captain, lost their lives after terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Read Full Story

Kupwara attack: 'Desperate' Pak will get befitting reply, assures Nirmal Singh
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Apr 27 : Condemning the Kupwara attack that claimed lives of three Army personnel this morning, deputy Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Nirmal Singh assured that India would give a befitting reply to 'desperate' Pakistan for trying to ruin the atmosphere in the Valley. Read Full Story

'Immature' Kejriwal's blame-game irked people: Prashant Bhushan on MCD polls
New Delhi , April 27 : Advocate Prashant Bhushan, who co-founded the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Thursday said the people of Delhi rejected the latter in the recently-held MCD polls as he failed to deliver any of the promises he made to them during the campaign. Read Full Story

PM Modi inaugurates UDAN, asserts Indian aviation sector laden with opportunities
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) Apr 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today flagged off the Shimla-New Delhi flight, the maiden flight under government's regional connectivity scheme Ude Desh Ka Aam Nagrik (UDAN). Read Full Story

Timeline: Deadliest 'invasive' attacks on Indian security forces
New Delhi , April 27 : At least three soldiers, including a captain, lost their lives after terrorists attacked an Army camp in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena corners BJP over Sukma attack, Kashmir unrest
New Delhi , Apr 27 : Venting their angst against the Centre in wake of the Sukma attack, the Shiv Sena on Thursday castigated the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led Government for not being able to chalk out a strong anti-terror policy. Read Full Story

SC raps Centre over implementation of Lokpal Act
New Delhi, April 27,: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central government to implement the Lokpal Act while saying that there is no justification for holding it in abeyance. Read Full Story

Rajnath to chair meeting reviewing J-K package implementation
New Delhi , April 27 : An inter-ministerial meeting will be held today at 11 a.m. to review the implementation of the Rs. 80,000 crore-development package for Jammu and Kashmir as announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Read Full Story

Amroha: Another case of triple talaq 'through speed post' emerges
Amroha (Uttar Pradesh) , April 27 : Another instance of triple talaq has come to light in Uttar Pradesh's Amroha district where a woman named Alka Parvin received divorce papers through speed post. Read Full Story

PM Modi greets Metropolitan Mar Chrysostom on his 100th birthday
New Delhi , Apr. 27 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted his eminence Metropolitan Emeritus of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar Philipose Mar Chrysostum on the special occasion of his Centenary celebrations. Read Full Story


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