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'Strange' that Naga Govt. is not giving opportunity to women: Congress
New Delhi , Feb. 21 : With the failure to contain the tribal agitation over offering 33 percent reservation for women in the Nagaland Government, the Congress on Tuesday expressed displeasure, citing it was strange that the state which runs the best system in the world didn't wish to give enough opportunity to women. Read Full Story

BMC polls: MNS chief Raj Thackeray casts his vote
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray on Tuesday cast his vote for the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Read Full Story

LTC scam: Court grants bail to ex-Rajya Sabha MP Mahmood A Madani
New Delhi , Feb.21 : Former Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Mahmood A. Madani was today granted bail by a special court here in connection with the Leave and Travel Concession (LTC) scam, for allegedly causing a loss of 5.75 lakhs to the exchequer by submitting wrong claims. Read Full Story

Let's be proud of our Mumbai: Niranjan Hiranandani
New Delhi , Feb. 21 : In the wake of the ongoing BMC Polls in Mumbai, Niranjan Hiranandani, CMD, Hiranandani Communities has encouraged Mumbaikars to exercise their voting rights and feel proud of their city. Read Full Story

Nagaland crisis: 'Strange' Govt. is not giving opportunity to women, says Cong
New Delhi , Feb. 21 : With the failure to contain the tribal agitation over offering 33 percent reservation for women in the Nagaland Government, the Congress on Tuesday expressed displeasure, citing it was strange that the state which runs the best system in the world didn't wish to give enough opportunity to women. Read Full Story

BMC polls: BJP leader not allowed to vote as name missing from voter list
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC on Tuesday was not allowed to cast vote in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls as her name was missing from the voter list. Read Full Story

New Delhi: Police arrest one in Hauz Khas Village rape incident
New Delhi, Feb 21 : Delhi police on Tuesday arrested one person in the alleged Hauz Khas rape incident, according to media reports. Read Full Story

It is BJP-Sena contest as Mumbai votes on Tuesday to elect new BMC
Mumbai, Feb 21 : The richest civic body of India-Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC)- is witnessing a hard contest between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Shiv Sena as the former allies decided to fight against each other after falling out on seat sharing issue. Read Full Story

Odisha: Polling begins for final phase of three tier Panchayat Elections
Bhubaneswar , Feb. 21 : Polling has begun for the fifth and final phase of three-tier Panchayat polls in 26 districts of Odisha. Read Full Story

BMC polls: BJP confident of victory despite rift with Shiv Sena
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday expressed confidence of securing a majority in the 2017 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls, despite facing a stiff competition from its ally Shiv Sena. Read Full Story

JK: BSF foils infiltration bid, terrorist gunned down in Rajouri
Srinagar , Feb. 21 : The Border Security Force (BSF) on Tuesday morning gunned down a terrorist in an attempt to foil an infiltration bid in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Delhi Police nabs one in Hauz Khas sexual assault case
New Delhi , Feb 21 : The Delhi Police, on Tuesday, arrested one person in connection with the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman from northeast, in Delhi's Hauz Khas area. Read Full Story

BMC polls: RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat casts vote
Nagpur (Maharashtra) , Feb. 21 : With polling commencing for the 227 municipal wards in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday cast his vote at a local school in Nagpur. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Police seizes two cars full of liquor before BMC polls
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb 21 : The Kurar Police seized two cars full of liquor last night ahead of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) polls here. Read Full Story

AIU seizes gold worth Rs. 31 lakhs from Mumbai Airport
Mumbai , Feb 21 : The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) has seized 1039 grams of gold with a market value of Rs. 31,52,326 from a woman at Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here. Read Full Story

NRHM Scam: SC to hear the matter today
New Delhi , Feb 21 : The Supreme Court, on Tuesday, will hear the plea seeking investigation into the alleged multi-crore National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) scam in Uttar Pradesh. Read Full Story

UP polls: Campaigning for fourth phase ends today
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb 21 : The campaigning for the fourth phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections will come to an end at 5 p.m. today. Read Full Story

Delhi HC to hear plea filed by Vodafone's against Reliance Jio's free offer
New Delhi , Feb 21 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday will hear plea filed by Vodafone India alleging that the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India ( TRAI) had failed to prohibit Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd's (RJIO) latant violation of tariff orders, directions and regulations by permitting it to continue with its free offers. Read Full Story

Hauz Khas assault case: Police claims to have identified main accused
New Delhi , Feb 21 : The Delhi Police, on Monday, claimed that they have identified the main accused in connection to the alleged rape of a 24-year-old woman from northeast, in Delhi's Hauz Khas area. Read Full Story

CBI registers case against its former chief A.P. Singh and meat exporter Moin Qureshi
New Delhi , Feb 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on the complaint of Enforcement Directorate, on Monday registered a case against its former director A.P. Singh and meat exporter Moin Qureshi along with others. Read Full Story

AAIB initiates inquiry into breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport
New Delhi , Feb 20 : The authorities of Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB) on Monday carried out an inquiry into the breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport which took place on December 11, 2016. Read Full Story

Jet Airways announces frequent flyer reward promotion
Mumbai, Feb 20 : Jet Airways, India's full-service premier international airline, announced frequent flyer reward promotion, with the launch of a global campaign, 'The Billion Miles Festival'. Read Full Story

AAIB initiates inquiry into breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport
New Delhi , Feb 20 : The authorities of Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) on Monday carried out an inquiry into the breach of separation incident at Kolkata Airport which took place on December 11, 2016. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Fire breaks out at petrol pump in Kota
Kota, (Rajasthan), Feb. 20 : A fire broke out at a petrol pump in Rajasthan's Kota while refuelling on Monday. Read Full Story

Bollywood actress Taapsee Pannu visits Sasya apparel store in Kolkata
Kolkata, Feb 20 : Bollywood actors Taapsee Pannu of Pink fame and her co-star Amit Sadh during their recent visit to Kolkata for a film promotion also checked out the collection of the Sasya apparel store. Read Full Story

CBI registers case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi
New Delhi , Feb 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on the complaint of Enforcement Directorate, on Monday registered a case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi and six others. Read Full Story

CBI sends Red Corner Notice to Interpol in Sanjay Bhandari's case
New Delhi Feb. 20 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday sent a Red Corner Notice (RCN) to Interpol on the request of Delhi Police in defence consultant Sanjay Bhandari's case. Read Full Story

2005 Delhi Serial Blasts: Mastermind Dar granted bail in money laundering case
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The 2005 Delhi serial blasts mastermind Tariq Ahmed Dar was granted bail in a money laundering case on Monday. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Madrasa students block roads, clash with police
Kolkata/Murshidabad, Feb 20 : Madrasa students and West Bengal Police clashed in West Bengal's Murshidabad district on Monday following a road blockade by the students, according to reports. Read Full Story

CID busts another child trafficking racket in West Bengal, books school principal
Kolkata/Jalpaiguri, Feb 20 : After unearthing a north-Bengal based international child trafficking racket and nabbing two women involved in it, West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has strengthened its probe into the root of the racket, officials said. Read Full Story

Uttar Pradesh : Rape accused SP Minister says he has been framed, moves SC against FIR order
Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, Feb 20 : : Controversial Samajwadi Party Minister Gayatri Prajapati, an accused in a gang-rape case, on Monday claimed that he has been framed as a result of political conspiracy, reports said. Read Full Story

Eco-friendliness and global themes inspire budding fashion designers in Kolkata show
Kolkata, Feb 20 : Creating environment-friendly apparels with eco-friendly fibres was the main theme of the annual fashion show titled 'Tomorrow Makers' organised by the International Institute of Fashion Design (INIFD) recently in Kolkata. Read Full Story

Vice President condoles the passing away of Justice Altamas Kabir
New Delhi, Feb : : Vice President M. Hamid Ansari has condoled the passing away of former Chief Justice of India, Shri Altamas Kabir. Read Full Story

After getting offer for car lift, woman raped in Delhi's upscalae Huaz Khas
New Delhi, Feb 20 : A woman from north-east India was allegedly raped in Delhi's Hauz Khas area by a man who offered her a lift after a party, reports said. Read Full Story

Nordic envoys to India begin week-long tour to Tamil Nadu, Puducherry
New Delhi , Feb.20 : Nordic Ambassadors to India, representing Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden begin their one-week tour to Tamil Nadu and Puducherry this week. Read Full Story

JNU missing student case: Police agrees to conduct test on Najeeb's friends
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Delhi Police on Monday told the High Court it has no objection to get a polygraph test done on Najeeb Ahmed's friends, along with nine students of the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). Read Full Story

Good news! This is when Justin Bieber concert tickets will go live
New Delhi (India), Feb. 20 : The organisers are leaving no stone unturned to make Justin Bieber's 'Purpose' concert in India, one of the biggest shows on the planet. Read Full Story

Rajasthan: Villagers rescue girl sold for Rs. 7 lakh
Alwar (Rajasthan) , Feb. 20 : A minor girl from Rajasthan's Alwar district was rescued by local villagers after her father had sold her off for Rs. 7 lakh to unknown persons in Haryana. Read Full Story

Former IPL player detained for driving car straight into Andheri railway platform
Mumbai (Maharashtra), Feb.20 : Former IPL player Harmeet Singh was detained by the Mumbai police on Monday when he barged into a crowded platform of the Andheri Railway station. Read Full Story

Malayalam actress molested: No fear of law and police in Kerala under Left Govt., says Congress
New Delhi , Feb.20 ANI: Days after a popular Malayalam actress was allegedly molested by her driver in Ernakulum district of Kerala, Member of All India Mahila congress, Shobha Oza, blamed the Communist Party governance in state asserting that crime is on the rise under the Pinarayi Vijayan-led government. Read Full Story

Malayalam actress molested: 'Educated' Kerala is losing its values, says Shashi Tharoor
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : After the unfortunate incident of a leading actor from Malayalam film industry being allegedly molested, many celebrities and dignitaries have rallied in support and the latest to join the list is Congress MP Shashi Tharoor, who has minced no words to condemn the incident. Read Full Story

Disclose Gandhi assassin Nathuram Godse's statement to the public : CIC
New Delhi, Feb 20 : : The Central Information Commission has said that the statement of Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse should be made public along with other relevant court records. Read Full Story

Shell lubricants introduces Shell Advance Ultra Limited Edition packs
New Delhi/ Kolkata, Feb 20 : Shell Lubricants has introduced its Shell Advance Ultra engine oil in new limited edition packs, an official release stated. Read Full Story

Delhi: Post office robbed off 17 cash bags in Anand Vihar
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : A post office in Delhi's Anand Vihar was looted by five to six unknown men and around 17 bags on money were stolen on Sunday night. Read Full Story

Ludhiana: Supporters of arrested gangster create mayhem across city
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : In the aftermath of noted gangster Lovely Lamba's arrest in Ludhiana, Punjab, his supporters resorted to vandalism across the city, expressing their resentment over the same. Read Full Story

NPF Legislature Party meet today over Nagaland CM Zeliang's successor
Kohima , Feb. 20 : The ruling Naga People's Front (NPF) Legislature Party will meet in Kohima today to elect a new leader following the resignation of Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang. Read Full Story

PM wants to create 'polarisation' by his remarks: Abu Azmi
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 20 : Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi on Monday said that the former is just trying to create 'polarisation' by making such remarks. Read Full Story

UP polls: Congress advices PM Modi to look into his 'Karam Kundali'
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Congress Party on Monday tore into Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the wake of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections saying that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) -led NDA Government is going to lose the polls and advised the latter to look into his 'Karam Kundali'. Read Full Story

Delhi: 48-year old shot dead in Sonia Vihar
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : In a shocking incident, a man was shot dead by an unidentified person in the Sonia Vihar area on Sunday night here. Read Full Story

Guv. of Nagaland accepts resignation of CM Zeliang
Kohima (Nagaland) , Feb. 19 : Governor of Nagaland P.B. Acharya on Monday accepted the resignation of Chief Minister T.R. Zeliang. Read Full Story

SBI-led consortium's plea against Vijay Mallya in SC today
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Supreme Court today will hear the State Bank of India (SBI)-led consortium's plea against defunct airline Kingfisher's owner Vijay Mallya. Read Full Story

Delhi HC to hear plea by Zakir Naik's NGO challenging Centre's ban
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Delhi High Court on Monday will hear a plea by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik's NGO, the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), challenging the ban by the Home Ministry on the organisation. Read Full Story

JNU missing student case: Hearing continues in Delhi High Court today
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Delhi High Court on Monday will continue the hearing over the case of Najeeb Ahmed, the student from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) who has been missing from October 15th last year. Read Full Story

SC to hear plea on Cauvery river dispute today
New Delhi , Feb. 20 : The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the plea regarding the Cauvery dispute between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Read Full Story

Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo begins with pomp and show
Itanagar (Arunachal Pradesh) , Feb.19 : The formal celebration of Golden Jubilee Nyokum Yullo, 2017, began on Sunday with inauguration of Golden Jubilee Gate, Art and Craft Gallery, food courts and exhibition stalls. Read Full Story

CBI registers case against govt. employee for seeking 'help'
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , Feb.19 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday registered a case against a Chhattisgarh government employee for allegedly seeking 'help in a case against him' by paying bribe through Hawala operators. Read Full Story

ECI should take note of PM Modi's 'communal' statement: Congress
New Delhi , Feb. 19 : Coming down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for drawing a parallel between Hindu and Muslim festivals, the Congress on Sunday asked the Election Commission of India (ECI) to take stock of the matter and urged the former to refrain from making such statements which bring 'disrepute' to his post. Read Full Story

Jet Airways plane loses contact with ATC over German airspace
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Feb. 19 : A Jet Airways flight from Mumbai to London, with more than 300 people, triggered a major scare when it lost contact with the Air Traffic Control (ATC) after getting intercepted by German fighter jets. The flight then had to be escorted by German Air Force fighter planes before it landed. Read Full Story

61.16 percent voter turnout recorded, expect to cross 63 percent: ECI on third-phase UP polls
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday said a total of 61.16 percent voter turnout was recorded as voting ended in the third phase of the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. It added that it is expected to cross 63 percent. Read Full Story

Bhopal espionage case: Hawala operator Jabbar sent to police remand till Feb. 23
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , Feb. 19 : Hawala operator Jabbar, who was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) from Delhi in connection with the Bhopal espionage case, has been sent to police remand till February 23. Read Full Story


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