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SC to hear cattle smuggling matter post summer vacation
New Delhi , Apr 25 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday posted the case concerning smuggling of cattle across the India-Bangladesh border for further hearing after summer vacation. Read Full Story

Lucknow: POCSO court grants bail to Gayatri Prajapati
Lucknow (UP) , Apr 25 : Samajwadi Party leader and former minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati was on Tuesday granted bail by a Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) court in connection with a case of an alleged sexual assault of a minor girl. Read Full Story

Delhi HC stays order upholding JNU's new admission policy
New Delhi , Apr 25 : The Delhi High Court on Tuesday stayed its single judge order upholding the Jawaharlal Nehru University's (JNU) admission policy for MPhil and PhD courses based on the UGC regulations. Read Full Story

Cypriot President to hold talks with Indian leadership tomorrow
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr. 25 : Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, who arrived at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport here this morning on a five-day state visit, will be meeting Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao before heading to the national capital for talks with the Indian leadership. Read Full Story

CBSE scraps 'grace marks' policy to check high cut-offs in colleges
New Delhi , Apr 25 : Aiming to check high cut-offs in colleges, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has scrapped the moderation policy under which grace marks are given to the students in exams for difficult questions. Read Full Story

Digvijaya slams PM Modi over UID for cows
New Delhi , April 25 : Taking a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the issuance of Aadhar Card-like Unique Identification Number (UID) to cows and cattle in order to protect them and prevent their smuggling across the India-Bangladesh border, senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday asked the Centre some pertinent questions regarding the procedure. Read Full Story

Jadavpur University centre of Naxal ideology: BJP
Siliguri (West Bengal) , April 25 : Condemning the deadly attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday tore into the West Bengal Government for not taking a firm hand in the rampant 'Maoist activities' prevalent in the Jadavpur Univeristy. Read Full Story

Fake passport case: Hearing over quantum of sentence for Chhota Rajan today
New Delhi , April 25 : The Patiala House Court will today hear the arguments on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to the underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and three other government officials in a fake passport case. Read Full Story

Sukma attack: Citing 'intelligence failure' Cong seeks action against Chhattisgarh Govt.
New Delhi , April 25 : Condemning the deadly attack on CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, the Congress has asserted that it is a clear case of intelligence failure while demanding strict action against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in the state. Read Full Story

Malegaon Blast: Bombay HC to pronounce order on bail for Sadhvi Pragya, Col. Purohit
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 25 : The Bombay High Court is set to pronounce its order on the bail pleas of Sadhvi Pragya and Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit's bail plea - the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon Blasts. Read Full Story

Kanpur 1984 Sikh Riots: Hearing continues in SC today
New Delhi , Apr 25 : The Supreme Court will today continue the hearing over the Kanpur 1984 anti-Sikh Riots case, in which at least 127 people were killed. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh briefs PM Modi on Sukma attack
New Delhi Apr 24 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday briefed Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the death of 25 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel in a Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma. Read Full Story

Tripura: Mother sells son for husband's treatment
Agartala (Tripura) Apr 24 : A tribal woman sold her eleven-day-old son for treatment of her ailing husband at Rangia Tilla of Haldia ADC village in West Tripura. Read Full Story

Ludhiana court summons Amarinder in IT Department case
Ludhiana (Punjab) , Apr 24 : A court in Ludhiana, Punjab, has issued a summons to state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh to appear in a case filed against him by the Department of Income Tax. Read Full Story

BJP blames RML Hospital for pregnant woman's death
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Apr 24 : Following the ruckus at Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital after attendants blamed the administration for a pregnant woman's death, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Siddharth Nath Singh today visited the site and enquired about the negligence, asserting that the Uttar Pradesh Government is sensitive and such incident is unacceptable. Read Full Story

Raped widow dies, but police gives different version
Latehar (Jharkhand) Apr 24 : A widow who was allegedly raped and assaulted on April 18 died at a Ranchi hospital. The accused has been arrested, but police has been giving out a different version of the incident. Read Full Story

Ahmedabad surgeon performs India's 1st robotic surgery
Ahmedabad (Guajarat) , Apr 24 : A unique robotic surgical procedure, said to be the first of its kind performed in India and third in the world, was recently performed by a doctor at Sterling Hospitals on a 37-year old patient to relieve him of acute pain caused by a rare condition of Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome. Read Full Story

Almond harvest makes crowning glory of spring in Kashmir valley
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Apr 24 : Kashmir's beauty is particularly enhanced during the spring season. Read Full Story

PFA denies association with Kalkaji 'vigilante attack'
New Delhi , Apr 24 : People For Animals (PFA) activist Gaurav Gupta on Monday denied any association with the Kalkaji 'vigilante attack', where three men transporting buffaloes in the national capital were allegedly assaulted. Read Full Story

SC directs to recruit SI, constables in UP
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Apr 24 : The Supreme Court on Monday directed Uttar Pradesh to fill up vacancies of 3,000 sub-inspectors and 30,000 constables. Read Full Story

Digambar Kamat evades political conspiracy poser behind illegal mining
Panaji (Goa) Apr 24 : Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat evaded a question about the political conspiracy behind the illegal mining case in which he got interim anticipatory bail on Monday. Read Full Story

J-K: Terrorists attack PDP leader Abdul Gani Dar
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , Apr 24 : People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Abdul Gani Dar was attacked by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Monday. Read Full Story

Cypriot President to pay five-day state visit to India
New Delhi , Apr. 24 : Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades will pay a five-day state visit to India beginning tomorrow at the invitation of his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee during which some agreements and MoUs currently under negotiation will be signed. Read Full Story

Taliban attack: Afghanistan appoints acting Defense Minister, Army Chief
Kabul [Afghanistan], Apr 24 : Afghanistan Interior Ministry's Major General Tariq Shah Bahrami has been appointed as the acting Minister of Defense and General Sharif Yaftal as the Army Chief of Staff after officials from the respective posts resigned on Monday. Read Full Story

MyHQ turning Delhi's cafes into work-friendly spaces
By Pallavi Aman Singh, New Delhi [India], Apr 24 : Forget work from home, now you can work from cafes and restaurants! For all the free-spirited mavericks, startup named MyHQ is using empty coffee spaces and turning them into co-working zones. Read Full Story

DA case: Virbhadra Singh's wife moves plea against CBI
New Delhi , Apr 24 : An application was filed on behalf of Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's wife Pratibha Singh alleging that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) didn't follow proper procedure while filing the chargesheet in connection with the disproportionate assets case the former is involved with. Read Full Story

Mehbooba urges Modi Govt. to follow Vajpayee's footsteps
New Delhi , Apr. 24 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today demanded that the ruling dispensation at the Centre must follow the footsteps of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and reach out to the disillusioned and angry youth so as to restore a peaceful atmosphere for governance. Read Full Story

Mining scam: Goa court grants ex-parte interim bail to ex-CM Kamat
Panaji (Goa) , April 24 : The Panaji District and Sessions Court on Monday granted ex-parte interim bail to former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat in connection with the 2013 mining scam case. Read Full Story

IMI Delhi awards diplomas to 299 students at its 33rd Annual Convocation
New Delhi , Apr 24 : International Management Institute (IMI) conducted its 33rd Annual Convocation Ceremony at IMI-New Delhi campus where it awarded 299 students of the premier Business School with diplomas. Read Full Story

PM Modi's policies in line with those of Vajpayee: Mehbooba
New Delhi , Apr. 24 : Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his official 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence here today amid a deteriorating law and order situation in the state, stated it is important to hold talks at the earliest and restore a peaceful atmosphere. Read Full Story

Four new police stations to be built in Lucknow
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Apr 24 : Uttar Pradesh is all set to get four new police stations. Read Full Story

Mumbai: Local train services affected post track fracture
Mumbai , Apr 24 : Following reports of a track fracture between the Vashi and the Mankhurd stations, local train services in Mumbai were affected on Monday. Read Full Story

BJP will meet Congress' fate soon: Shiv Sena
Mumbai , Apr 24 : The Shiv Sena on Monday took a jibe at its ally the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said its saffron partner in its incumbent times was enjoying the same political status as Congress used to do in its glorious time and hence, will meet a similar fate soon. Read Full Story

Crucial RSS-BJP-UP Government coordination meet today
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Apr 24 : A crucial Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Uttar Pradesh Government coordination meeting will take place here today. Read Full Story

Kashmir unrest: All eyes on crucial Modi-Mufti meet today
New Delhi , Apr. 24 : In the wake of the current turbulent atmosphere in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti will call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi today to discuss the situation and possibly formulate a solution. Read Full Story

Niti Aayog: BJP shrugs off critics, appeals against 'politicisation'
Bengaluru/Lucknow, , Apr 24 : Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Niti Aayog meeting, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that all political parties should work for the welfare of the people without politicising developmental endeavors. Read Full Story

SC to hear plea seeking filling of police vacancies in six states
New Delhi, , Apr 24 : The Supreme Court will today hear the plea seeking a direction for filling up the vacancies in the police forces in six states. Read Full Story

Designation of senior advocates: Indira Jaising's plea in SC today
New Delhi, , Apr 24 : The Supreme Court will today hear the plea filed by former Additional Solicitor General (ASG) and senior counsel Indira Jaising in connection with the designation of senior lawyers. Read Full Story

Tej Bahadur likely to appeal against his BSF dismissal today
New Delhi, , Apr 24 : Former Border Security Force (BSF) jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who was dismissed from the BSF over his viral video of poor food quality for jawans, is likely to appeal against his dismissal from service in a Delhi court today. Read Full Story

Order likely today in fake passport case involving Chhota Rajan
New Delhi, , Apr 24 : A Delhi court on Monday is likely to pronounce its order in a fake passport case allegedly involving noted gangster Chhota Rajan and three others. Read Full Story

DA case: Delhi Court to take cognizance of charge sheet against Himachal CM
New Delhi, , Apr 24 : A Delhi Court on Monday, is likely to take cognizance of the charge sheet filed against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh in a Disproportionate Assets (DA) case. Read Full Story

BJP condemns Amroha triple talaq shocker
Mumbai/Lucknow, , Apr 24 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday condemned the 'Amroha triple talaq', saying it is high time to abolish the Islamic practice to dissolve marriage which was destroying Muslim women's life. Read Full Story

Kejriwal crying foul over EVMs fearing failure: BJP
New Delhi, , Apr 24 : Rubbishing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's allegation of EVM tampering during the MCD polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the former is making such remarks out of the fear of failure, adding that he should introspect on his government's performance instead. Read Full Story

Uddhav Thackeray demands 'Bharat Ratna' for Veer Savarkar
Thane (Maharashtra), , Apr 24 : Shiv Sena chief Uddhay Thackeray has demanded that the country's highest civilian award 'Bharat Ratna' be bestowed upon freedom fighter Vinayak Damodar Savarkar . Read Full Story

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: Surat businessman offers Rs. 85000 bond to 50 girls
Surat(Gujarat), ,Apr 24 : In an unique initiative, a Surat Diamond Association Health Committee has given a bond of Rs. 85,000 to 50 girls who are born in families which have more than one daughter. Read Full Story

UP: 14 VHP, Bajrang Dal activists arrested for clashing with police
Agra (Uttar Pradesh) , April 23 : Around 14 activists belonging to rightwing groups Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and other groups were arrested by the police after they ransacked the Sadar Bazar Police Station in Agra's Fatehpur Sikri. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh: Naxal carrying reward of Rs. one lakh apprehended
Dantewada (Chhattisgarh) Apr 23 : The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and the Chhattisgarh Police on Sunday apprehended a Naxal carrying reward of Rs. one lakh on her head from Dantewada's Gadiras. Read Full Story

Rajasthan Governor's plane makes emergency landing at Lucknow airport
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) Apr 23 : Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh's plane C56X on Sunday made an emergency landing at Lucknow airport after technical snag in landing gear. Read Full Story

Kashmir unrest: Mehbooba likely to meet PM Modi tomorrow
New Delhi Apr 23 : In the wake of the prevailing situation of unrest in the Valley, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is likely to call on Prime Minister Narendra Modi tomorrow at around 10:30 a.m. Read Full Story

Sidhu announces compensation to farmers from his pocket
Othian (Punjab) , Apr 23 : Even before the government machinery could move to give compensation to the farmers who lost their standing wheat crop in a fire incident on Saturday, local body minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Sunday announced to give Rs. 24 lakh as compensation to them from his own pocket. Read Full Story

J-K: Mudzilla Car Race organised for sport enthusiasts
Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) , Apr 23 : The Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Department organised a 'Mudzilla Car Race', a two-day event in Ompora area of Budgam district here. Read Full Story

Himachal: Tod valley of Lahaul, Spiti districts receive fresh snowfall
Shimla (Himachal Pradesh) , Apr 23 : Despite of the heat wave condition prevailing in major parts of the country, Tod valley in Lahaul and Spiti districts of Himachal Pradesh have witnessed a fall in temperature with fresh snowfall on Sunday. Read Full Story

J-K: Admin of Facebook page arrested from Budgam
Budgam (Jammu and Kashmir) Apr 23 : The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Sunday arrested a young man from Budgam in case of a 'rumour-mongering' using social networking websites. Read Full Story

Kejriwal more interest in Goa, Punjab, alleges BJP
New Delhi , Apr 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday trained its guns on Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal following the death of a 30-year-old man after falling into a pit dug by the BSES in Delhi's Neb Sarai area and alleged that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) supremo was ignoring the plight of the people due to his over ambition. Read Full Story

Dilip Ghosh justifies remark, says people in WB not allowed to perform rituals
Kolkata/New Delhi Apr 23 : Attempting to justify his hose opposing Jai Sri Ram will be relegated to history remark, West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh on Sunday said the TMC-ruled state's situation is worrisome as the people are not allowed to perform rituals rather slogans in support of Pakistan can be heard aloud. Read Full Story

TV actor Parth Samthaan booked under molestation charges
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 23 : Popular Indian television actor Parth Samthaan, who became a household name with the success of the show 'Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan', was on Sunday booked under Sections 8 and 12 of the POCSO Act in Bangur Nagar. Read Full Story

Maharashtra: Two killed in fire explosion at car showroom
Navi Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Apr 23 : At least two persons were killed in a fire explosion at a Maruti Suzuki showroom in Sector 10 of Maharashtra's Navi Mumbai on Sunday. Read Full Story

MCD polls: Kejriwal alleges many EVMs 'malfunctioning'
New Delhi , Apr 23 : As polling for the municipal elections picked up on Sunday afternoon, with about 30 per cent turnout recorded as of 2 p.m., Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised concerns about the reliability of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). Read Full Story

MCD polls: 31.13 polling percentage recorded till 2.pm
New Delhi , April 23 : A 31.13 percent voter turnout was recorded till 2.p.m. for the Delhi MCD polls. Read Full Story

Odisha: Major fire breaks out at firecracker factory in Baripada
Baripada (Odisha) Apr 23 : A major fire broke out at a firecracker factory in Odisha's Baripada town. Read Full Story


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