Kolkata, Oct 13 : The British Council on Tuesday announced that it will present for the very first time in India Hamlet by world renowned Globe Theatre.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Renowned Punjabi novelist Dalip Kaur Tiwana on Tuesday announced that she will return her Padma Shri award as a mark of protest against "attacks of freedom of speech in the country" and also against communal violence.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : India on Tuesday thanked Iran for releasing nine Indian sailors who had been languishing in a Tehran jail for two years.
Chandigarh, Oct 13 : Hundreds of people protesting the alleged desecration of a 'bir' of holy Guru Granth Sahib clashed with police on Tuesday in Kotkapura town in Faridkot district of Punjab.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 : The Odisha government will set up a committee to lay down a roadmap for a downstream petrochemical complex and review of fiscal incentives for the 15-million tonnes oil refinery project at Paradip.
Srinagar, Oct 13 : The owner of a truck who had transported two Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorists to Udhampur to carry out a terror strike was arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Kulgam district on Tuesday, police said.
Jaipur, Oct 13 : Efforts are on to plug leakage of highly inflammable gas from an Oil India Limited well in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan, over 700 km from here.
Srinagar, Oct 13 : Five civilians in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district sustained bullet injuries Tuesday in two separate incidents - two in a gunfight between militants and security forces, and three in a clash with security personnel as news about the first spread, police said.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed the plea by sacked Gujarat cadre IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt seeking an SIT probe into allegations that he had hacked into the email account of Gujarat additional advocate general Tushar Meht, and tampered with it.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : A team of Delhi government officials on Tuesday rescued 51 child labourers during raids at factories in the national capital, police said.
Kolkata, Oct 13 : West Bengal chief minister and Trinamool Congress (TMC) supremo Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday officially announced the names of mayors, deputy mayors and chairpersons of Bidhannagar (Salt Lake) and Asansol municipal corporations.
Kolkata Oct 13 : With Bengal's most awaited annual festival around the corner, Vodafone India, one of India's leading telecom service providers, has conceptualized an innovative initiative to engage with and delight customers visiting Vodafone stores in Kolkata.
Kolkata, Oct 13 : Media personality and former Union Minister Matang Sinh's estranged wife Manoranjana Sinh, who was arrested in connection with Saradha chit fund scam, was admitted to Seth Sukhlal Karnani Memorial (SSKM) hospital on Monday night, reports said.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will attend the birth anniversary celebrations of former President, Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam, at DRDO Bhavan in New Delhi on Oct 15.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet the family members of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on Wednesday.
New York, Oct 13 : Disappointing readers of popular Playboy magazine, it is likely to stop publishing images naked women as part of its redesign, media reports said.
Al-Quds University confers Honorary Doctorate on President India's solidarity with the Palestinian people and its principled support to the Palestinian cause is rooted in our own freedom struggle, says President
Ramallah, Oct 13 : Al-Quds University conferred Honorary Doctorate on President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday at a ceremony held in Ramallah.
Mumbai, Oct 13 : As the incident of ink throwing on Sudheendra Kulkarni sullies the BJP-Shiv Sena ties, the regional party has reportedly decided to snap the alliance for important civic elections, expected to be held on Nov 1, media reports said.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has alleged that the mob lynching of a Muslim man in Dadri two weeks ago is "part of a pre-meditated strategy of the BJP".
Kolkata, Oct 13 : With Kolkata being gripped by the mood of festivities, a city club is busy giving final touch to its pandal which has been decorated on the theme of rubber stamp as it expects to see more people to visit them during the five days of Durga Puja festival.
Kolkata, Oct 12 : As Kolkata gears up top celebrate Durga Puja, popular lifestyle store of the city Starmark , in association with Penguin Books India, will host the launch of Sanjay Khosla and Mohanbir Sawhney's 'Fewer, Bigger, Bolder: From Mindless Expansion to Focussed Growth' this week.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : The Ministry of Shipping, along with the Directorate General of Lighthouses and Lightships (DGLL) has drawn up an ambitious programme to develop 78 lighthouses in the country as centres of tourism in the first phase under Public Private Partnership (PPP).
Hyderabad, Oct 13 : In a shocking incident, a lower kindergarten student was allegedly made to sit on a hot iron slide as a punishment in her school, reports said.
Chandigarh, Oct 13 : A special investigation team (SIT) will probe the allegations of Bollywood actor Dolly Bindra against self-styled godwoman Radhe Maa for allegedly sexually exploiting her, reports said.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : The Supreme Court rejected on Tuesday sacked IPS officer Sanjiv Bhatt's plea to probe Amit Shah's role in the post-Godhra riots.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday greeted the Nation on the auspicious occasion of Navratri.
Research Associate, Institute for Conflict Management
On September 24, 2015, a fake lottery scam, with suspected hawala (illegal money transactions) linkages, was unearthed in West Bengal. The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), based on inputs from the Intelligence Bureau (IB), exposed the racket and seized INR 200 million in raids. As many as nine locations in Kolkata and one in Siliguri of Darjeeling District were raided. According to reports available, of these, as many as 20 sacks of notes were seized from two locations in Kolkata and one in Siliguri. An unnamed senior intelligence official disclosed, "It is a lottery-hawala-money laundering racket. Money seized was being transferred by hawalaon Thursday [September 24] to Dubai. We are looking at further nodes there".
Mumbai, Oct 13 : After smearing him with ink the Shiv Sena has compared BJP leader and columnist Sudheendra Kulkarni to 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab.
Research Fellow, Institute for Conflict Management
On October 5, 2015, following inputs about movement of terrorists in the Hafruda Forest near the Line of Control (LoC) in the Handwara area of Kupwara District in the preceding days, Security Forces (SFs) launched a search operation in the area. On seeing the Army personnel, the terrorists opened heavy fire, triggering an exchange that resulted in the death of four Army personnel, while the terrorists managed to escape. Reports indicate that the terrorists had infiltrated from across the border three days earlier.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Google pays a tribute to legendary Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan by its customised doodle on his 67th birthday on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : A 70-year-old Sikh terrorist serving a life term is likely to be freed soon as Home Minister Rajnath Singh has cleared his release, reports said.
Mumbai, Oct 13 : As the incident of ink throwing on Sudheendra Kulkarni sullies the BJP-Shiv Sena ties, the regional party has reportedly decided to snap the alliance for important civic elections, expected to be held on November 1, media reports said.
Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, Oct 13 : Andhra Pradesh politician Jaganmohan Reddy, who had been on a fast demanding special category status for the state, was bodily lifted by police from a platform and taken to hospital on Tuesday after his health deteriorated, reports said.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday made it clear that it will allow to only CNG-based taxi vehicles to run in the national capital and asked Uber India to inform when it can replace the diesel cabs with these.
Kolkata, Oct 13 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday named Trinamool Congress legislator Sabyasachi Dutta as the mayor of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 : The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) on Tuesday asked the state government to submit within four weeks a report over the alleged farmer suicides in the state.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked all state governments to furnish to the central government details of all the cases filed under the Immoral Traffic (Prevention) Act, 1956 (ITP Act) and the Indian Penal Code till September 30, 2015.
Benglauru, Oct 13 : British Airways on Tuesday offered special celebratory fares starting from Rs.48,115 to various destinations in Britain to commemorate a decade of connecting Bengaluru and London.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : The Delhi government on Tuesday announced a slew of welfare measures for construction workers, including hospitals and temporary accommodations.
Chandigarh, Oct 13 : Amid the growing number of litterateurs giving up their literary awards over growing intolerance and attempts to muzzle freedom of speech and expression, eminent Punjabi writer Dalip Kaur Tiwana on Tuesday announced she will return the Padma Shri award conferred on her.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Six people were arrested here on Tuesday in a joint operation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with an ongoing probe into a forex transfer case involving Bank of Baroda, ED officials said.
Kolkata, Oct 13 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday seized fake Indian currency notes of the face value of nearly Rs. 13 lakh and arrested a man with nearly a kg of gold from near the Bangladesh border in West Bengal, an officer said.
Jaipur, Oct 13 : The Rajasthan government on Tuesday signed 27 memoranda of understanding (MOUs) with private companies for urban development, tourism and social development works, entailing an expenditure of around Rs.12,500 crore.
Mumbai, Oct 13 : The Shiv Sena on Tuesday patted its activists who blackened senior journalist Sudheendra Kulkarni's face for hosting a book launch of Pakistan's former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri but a party leader said the Sena-BJP alliance was unlikely to snap.
Mumbai, Oct 13 : The summer-resort 2016 edition of Lakme Fashion Week (LFW) will be held at the St. Regis hotel here starting March 30.
Srinagar, Oct 13 : Two civilians, including a girl, were injured during a gunfight between the security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday, police said.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal on Tuesday issued notice to the director of night shelter, run by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), over certain anomalies, a DCW official said.
Greater Noida, Oct 13 : Four people robbed a company executive in Greater Noida of Rs.2.25 lakh in cash, a laptop, mobile phone and other articles in Greater Noida in a moving car, police said on Tuesday.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Six people were arrested here on Tuesday in a joint operation by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with an ongoing probe into a forex case involving Bank of Baroda, ED officials said.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Former couple Ankit Gera and Roopal Tyagi are co-contestants on "Bigg Boss Nau", and the actor says though he shares 'cordial' professional terms with his former girlfriend, he is not sure how they will live under one roof.
Patna, Oct 13 : In a development that each party is interpreting differently, more women voted in the first round of Bihar assembly polls on Monday.
Kolkata, Oct 13 : At least 120 healthcare professionals from West Bengal are being trained by experts from Singapore to strengthen the critical care segment of the state's public health care system.
Jammu, Oct 13 : Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah on Tuesday said the state is at the crossroads of its history as divisive forces are out to vitiate communal harmony.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : He has walked the dark side of showbiz after being embroiled in a casting couch controversy, and now Aman Verma has come on board for "Bigg Boss Nau". But the actor says he is not sure whether his "past will be a centre point" on the controversial reality TV show.
Patna, Oct 13 : Thousands of migrants are flocking to Bihar from far and wide to vote in the assembly elections, an enthusiasm not seen earlier.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : The results of the civil services (preliminary) examination 2015 held by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on August 23 have been declared.
Bhubaneswar, Oct 13 : With Odisha facing acute power shortage resulting in power cuts, the state government on Tuesday decided to renovate the hydropower projects with an investment of around Rs.888 crore.
New Delhi, Oct 13 : Get experimental with some jewellery to complete the look of your outfit and try a few well fitting belts of varying widths to add extra oomph to your simple outfits.
Kolkata, Oct 13 : With eminent authors returning Sahitya Akademi awards to protest rising intolerance, union minister Bandaru Dattatreya said it was their individual right and intellectuals were free to act as per their wish in a democracy.
Mumbai, Oct 13 : A day after blackening the face of veteran journalist and BJP leader Sudheendra Kulkarni, the Shiv Sena on Tuesday called him a "Pakistani agent".