Jaipur, May 27 : The Rajasthan government on Wednesday told agitating Gujjars that it was committed to provide five percent reservation to the community under the special backward class category.
Kolkata, May 27 : Irate hawkers set fire to a BJP office by flinging a burning effigy of union minister Babul Supriyo on Wednesday in protest against railway authorities barring them from peddling their trade at the Asansol railway station.
New Delhi, May 27 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday agreed to hear a PIL seeking direction for the government to remove mobile towers installed in a village here over health issues.
Kolkata, May 27 : In a major initiative to empower the community, the West Bengal government has appointed a transgender educationist as a college principal in the state -- a first for India.
Kolkata, May 27 : A group of experts dealing with oral cancer have requested West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to set up tobacco-free zones in the city and a specialised institute to combat the disease.
Shillong, May 27 : Normal life came to a standstill in Meghalaya on Wednesday following a 24-hour shutdown called by the outlawed Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) in protest over the delay in passage of the Village Administration Bill by the Congress-led government.
Mumbai, May 27 : A 25-year old London-educated woman advertising professional was refused permission to hire a flat in Wadala, central Mumbai on grounds that she was a Muslim.
Chandigarh, May 27 : Punjab Police have booked a UK-based NRI for the mysterious disappearance of a British hotelier of Indian origin Ranjit Singh Power, who has been missing from the state since May 7, an official said on Wednesday.
New Delhi, May 27 : Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's official residence here.
Shimla, May 27 : The Himachal Pradesh cabinet on Wednesday decided to set up a skill development corporation to provide training to the unemployed youth.
Chandigarh, May 27 : In a setback to the Haryana government, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday stayed a notification for reserving 20 percent seats in departmental promotions for class III and IV Scheduled Caste (SC) employees.
Chandigarh, May 27 : The World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday announced it was honouring Punjab for its exemplary campaign against tobacco, an official said.
New Delhi, May 27 : Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) sleuths seized contraband drugs worth almost Rs.46 crore in the international market from Rajasthan and Gujarat and arrested five people, the finance ministry said on Wednesday.
Gurgaon, May 27 : The Gurgaon police on Wednesday said there were loopholes in Air India's ticket service system at Delhi Airport, leading to people booking tickets using debit cards getting cheated.
New Delhi, May 27 : A 30-year-old person, who had developed grade-3 fatty liver and was almost likely to suffer from liver cirrhosis, successfully underwent the gastric sleeve surgery that cured his health disorder completely, doctors said here Wednesday.
Shillong, May 27 : Former Bangladesh minister Salahuddin Ahmed, who was arrested here in Meghalaya for illegally entering India, was on Wednesday remanded to 14 days' judicial custody.
Bhubaneswar, May 27 : The Odisha government has decided to sell parts of the chariot of Lord Jagannath on which the idol of the lord was taken out in Puri last year for public 'darshan' (audience) during the 'Ratha yatra' chariot festival.
New Delhi, May 27 : AQ 25-year-old man died here on Wednesday after being shot at accidentally by his colleague, police said.
New Delhi, May 27 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) not to finalise a disputed tender with Indus Towers for providing free WiFi to residents through some 18,500 street poles under the civic authority's jurisdiction.
Agartala, May 27 : The Left-ruled Tripura on Wednesday decided to withdraw the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) which gives sweeping powers and judicial immunity to security forces in conflict-hit areas. The law was enforced in the state 18 years ago to curb terrorism.
Jaipur, May 27 : The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday directed the state government to remove protesting Gujjars from railway tracks and clear blockades on roads.
New Delhi, May 27 : Fourteen child labourers were rescued on Monday from a factory in east Delhi area where they were working as labourers, officials said on Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 27 : The Maharashtra government's home and law & judiciary departments do not have any records pertaining to the Salman Khan accident case of September 28, 2002, an activist said here on Wednesday.
Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 27 : Vidarbha and Marathwada regions of Maharashtra continued to reel under intense heat wave conditions on Wednesday, recording temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius, a weather official said.
Shimla, May 27 : The heat wave continued to sweep the hilly Himachal Pradesh on Wednesday with temperatures being recorded two to five degrees above average despite rain in some towns, including Shimla. In some areas, the mercury hovered around 40 degrees Celsius.
Bhubaneswar, May 27 : Aiming to curb corruption among government officials, the Odisha government on Wednesday launched a Facebook page to receive complaints directly from people against bribe-seeking officials.
New Delhi, May 27 : The Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will commence its term-end examination from June 1, an official statement said on Wednesday.
Mumbai, May 27 : A successful dancer from the US, Lauren Gottlieb has been trying her luck in Bollywood. Ahead of the release of her next film "Welcome 2 Karachi", Lauren says she has fallen in love with acting.
Mumbai, May 27 : Jet Airways, an international airline, has announced the launch of 'the million sale' where a million seats would be on offer for a flat discount of 25%.
New Delhi, May 27 : Arvind Kejriwal's Aam Aadmi Party Government on Wednesday transferred senior bureaucrat Anindo Majumdar to the post of CMD in Delhi Finance Corporation.
Kolkata, May 27 : To ease access to sanitary napkins, vending machines are being installed in schools, colleges and in public places across West Bengal to empower women and create awareness about women's health.
Chandigarh, May 27 : The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday questioned the Punjab government on compensation and job assurance to the family of a 13-year-old girl who was molested and thrown out of a moving bus near Moga town.
Kolkata, May 27 : The regional weather Office on Wednesday said that rain and thundershowers would bring relief to the state in the next few days as the state capital reeled under sultry conditions at 36 degrees Celsius and a humidity percentage of 85.
Mumbai, May 27 : A benchmark index of the Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex), provisionally closed flat on Wednesday -- down 40 points or 0.14 percent.
New Delhi, May 27 : Fashion changes every season, but denim has become a staple of sorts. Try stocking your wardrobe with at least three different pairs of denim, says an expert.
Mumbai, May 27 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip BSE Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading flat at 23.52 points or 0.09 percent in the afternoon session on Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 27 : In a freak accident a 58-year-old man was killed after being accidentally hit by a cricket bat in West Bengal's East Midnapore district, police said on Wednesday.
Kolkata, May 27 : In a major initiative to empower the community, the West Bengal government has appointed a transgender educationist as a college principal in the state, a first for India.
Mumbai, May 27 : In an alleged case of religious discrimination, a Mumbai woman has claimed that she was denied a flat for being a Muslim.
Kolkata, May 27 : A 17-year-old girl has been allegedly raped by a gang of four people in a lodge in West Bengal's South 24-Parganas district. All the four accused have been arrested, police said on Wednesday.
Greater Noida, May 27 : Physical education students of Ryan International School were in for a shock when their results were withheld by the Central Board of Secondary Education. The CBSE Class 12 examinations results were declared two days ago.
Kolkata, May 27 : Only foreign mountaineers should not be blamed for littering the Himalayas as Indian enthusiasts are also damaging the environment, says Sonam Wangyal, who was member of the first Indian expedition to scale Mount Everest 50 years ago.
Shillong, May 27 : Six people, three of them women, were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) exploded at a market complex in Meghalaya on Wednesday, police said.
Jammu, May 27 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will arrive here on Wednesday on a day's visit, but no formal review of overall security in Jammu and Kashmir is part of his schedule, sources said.
Chandigarh, May 27 : Chandigarh has imposed a ban on nicotine sale.
Kolkata, May 27 : On the 80th Anniversary of Penguin, one of the oldest and most renowned publishing houses, eighty short classics published by the house, have been showcased at Story, a lifestyle store in Kolkata.
New Delhi, May 26 IBNS): Lawyers acting on behalf of Greenpeace India presented a writ petition calling for the immediate unblocking of the organisation's bank accounts in the Delhi High court on Tuesday.
Mumbai, May 27 : A benchmark index of Indian equities markets, the 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex), on Wednesday was trading 144.66 points or 0.53 percent down during the morning session.
New Delhi, May 27 : Book - Understanding Type 2 Diabetes; Author - Merlin Thomas; Publisher - Pan Macmillan India; Pages - 277; Price - Rs.350
Chennai, May 27 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader P.P. Chaudhary, a first-time Lok Sabha member from Rajasthan, has been selected for the Sansad Ratna 2015 Awards for his performance in the house till the end of the budget session.
Kolkata, May 26 : Taking a veiled dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who recently asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit farm markets and the families of dead farmers rather than embarking on frequent trips abroad, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said Modi's foreign tours have strengthened India's position.
Kolkata, May 26 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the Centre will not create any hurdles in the functioning of the AAP government in Delhi, but added that everybody should work within constitutional limits.
Mumbai, May 26 : Barbeque Nation, a barbeque restaurant chain, presents "Grills and Chills" a month long festival dedicated to beverages.
Dehradun, May 26 : Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday requested Civil Aviation Minister P Ashok Gajapati Raju to start air services from Chandigarh and Amritsar to Dehradun on an urgent basis considering the Hemkund Sahib Yatra, slated to start from June 1.
Kolkata, May 26 : Admitting she once had a "penchant" for seeking CBI probes, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday accused the central agency of taking up cases which suits it politically.
New Delhi, May 26 : Calling for a "big change" in agriculture, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched the DD Kisan channel and pitched for increasing average productivity of paddy to three tonnes per hectare from the present two tonnes.
Bhubaneswar, May 26 : The intense heat wave continued unabated in Odisha on Tuesday with the highest temperature in the state being recorded at 47.6 degrees Celsius in Titlagarh town. The state government said four people have died due to sunstroke.
New Delhi, May 26 : The leader of a gang of robbers based in Ahmedabad who used to fly to the country's metropolitan cities to rob people and return by air the same day to deceive police has been arrested, Delhi Police said on Tuesday.
Jaipur, May 26 : Rajasthan's Gujjar community, staging a sit-in on railway tracks for the last few days to demand five percent reservation in jobs and educational institutes, finally relented on Tuesday and agreed to hold talks with the state government in Jaipur.
Shillong, May 26 : Union Minister of State for Atomic Energy Jitendra Singh said on Tuesday that his department was still studying the proposed mining of uranium ore in Meghalaya.