Ahmedabad, July 29 : The Gujarat Police on Friday arrested two more persons for flogging four Dalit youngsters in Una on July 11, taking the total number of arrests to 24.
New Delhi, July 29 : The Delhi High Court on Friday directed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) not to arrest Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh's wife when she joined the ongoing probe in a money laundering case.
New Delhi, July 29 : The CBI on Friday filed a chargesheet against three persons, including a middleman, in a case related to the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh.
New Delhi, July 29 : It takes courage to ask for blood for someone else when you yourself are on the verge of death.
New Delhi, July 29 : A court here on Friday imposed a fine of Rs 25,000 on the BJP after one of its MPs failed to appear before it as witness in a complaint filed by senior advocate Ram Jethmalani against his expulsion from the party.
New Delhi, July 29 : The Supreme Court on Friday asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar for a status report on the ground situation in the Kashmir Valley as it said that it could not ask the state governor to assume the reins of the administration.
New Delhi, July 29 : Following recent incidents of ordnance depot fires, the government is planning to upgrade the storage facilities as well as considering underground storage of the ammunition to reduce the risk, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said in the Lok Sabha on Friday.
Kolkata, July 29 : With Mahasweta Devi's death, the world has lost a renowned writer-activist, but for the Lodhas and Sabars - two primitive tribal groups from West Bengal - they have lost their mother, an unrelenting voice that championed their cause for the last four decades.
New Delhi, July 29 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and his Deputy Manish Sisodia on Friday took a dig at the BJP government in Haryana over the massive rain-induced traffic jams in Gurgaon and said it "reflected the quality of governance in the state".
Bhubaneswar, July 29 : An FIR has been lodged against five persons including two ministers and one Biju Janata Dal MLA for allegedly thrashing some BJP workers in Odisha's Boudh district on Friday.
Jammu, July 29 : A tragedy was averted on Friday when a bomb found in Bari Brahmana area of Jammu was defused.
New Delhi, July 29 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh will be making an aerial survey of flood-affected areas of Nagaon, Morigaon and Kaziranga in Assam tomorrow.
Lucknow, July 29 : Accusing the Central government-led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi of failing to fulfil election promises, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi today highlighted the plight of farmers, growing pulses and assured his party workers that the grand old party will fight together to take Uttar Pradesh to the top.
New Delhi, July 29 : Expressing her grief over the Mainpuri Dalit couple murder, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday said the Samajwadi Party (SP) is getting inspired by the government at the Centre and is developing a biased attitude towards the weaker sections of the society.
London, July 29 : A maternity clinic for women, who are victims of rape and sexual assault, has opened in the UK.
Kolkata, July 29 : The Kolkata Literary Festival (KLF) next year will pay tribute to eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi who died on Thursday, KLF Co-director Anjum Katyal said.
Lucknow, July 29 : Former BJP leader Daya Shankar Singh, wanted in a case with regard to his objectionable comments against BSP chief Mayawati, was on Friday arrested from Buxar district of Bihar.
New Delhi, July 29 : Get an accessible introduction to wisdom, read about the journey of a bank, immserse yourself into the moving story of a war's consequences and delve into the fantastical world of a bird. The IANS bookshelf has on offer a variety of volumes this weekend.
Mumbai, July 29 : Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray on Friday called on his estranged cousin and Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray at the latter's 'Matoshri' residence, sparking off intense political speculations.
New Delhi, July 29 : Union Environment Minister Anil Madhav Dave called on students, whom he described as "tigers", to help in the conservation of the big cats.
Srinagar, July 29 : It was not a secret journey to be made in the dead of the night. It was rather a compulsion because chances of getting caught in Kashmir's continuing violence are lesser at night than during the day.
Lucknow, July 29 : A sessions court in Jaunpur on Friday held a Bangladeshi national guilty in the Shramjeevi Express train blast case. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on Saturday.
Kolkata, July 29 : An indefatigable crusader for tribal rights, eminent litterateur Mahasweta Devi was keen to be laid to rest at Tejgadh, a tribal village in Gujarat and also the site of the Adivasi Academy, says noted literary critic, linguist and tribal rights activist Ganesh Devy who wishes to bring some of her ashes to the academy that is dedicated to the writer.
New Delhi, July 29 : As many as 44 disaster relief teams have been deployed in flood-affected areas in 12 states, and have rescued 894 stranded/marooned persons so far in Assam and Bihar, an official statement said on Friday.
Ranchi, July 29 : The monsoon session of the Jharkhand Assembly was washed out as the opposition parties disrupted the house over different issues and the state government remained non-committal.
New Delhi, Jul 29 : President of India Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Vanuatu on the eve of their Independence Day (July 30, 2016).
Pune, Jul 29 : Nine people are feared dead and several injured in a building collapse in Pune on Friday morning, according to media reports.
Kolkata, July 29 : Activist-writer Mahasweta Devi, who crusaded for the rights of tribals and the marginalised for decades, was on Friday cremated with full state honours as commoners and eminent personalities led by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee paid their last respects.
By Ashish Kumar Singh
Kolkata, July 29 : India-born independent filmmaker Shashwati Talukdar, who shot a documentary on eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi, remembers her as extremely funny in person and says one would be taken unawares by her "lightning wit".
Amritsar, Jul 29 : A court in Amritsar granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and two members of his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday in a defamation case filed by Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia, media reported.
Lucknow/Buxar, Jul 29 : Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh has been arrested in Buxar, Bihar, on Friday, according to media reports.
New Delhi, July 29 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit on Saturday Assam, where floods have caused havoc and displaced thousands.
New Delhi, July 29 : The Supreme Court on Friday asked Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar for a status report on the ground situation in the Kashmir Valley.
New Delhi, July 29 : Former BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, whose abusive remarks against BSP chief Mayawati caused an outcry, was arrested on Friday in Bihar after being on the run for days, police said.
New Delhi, July 29 : Following heavy rain that led to a flood-like situation in Gurgaon, Union Road Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday asked the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to rush a team of officers to the area.
New Delhi, July 29 : With Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh scheduled to visit Pakistan next week for the SAARC meeting, the Samajwadi Party (SP) on Friday said dialogue with Islamabad will yield no results.
New Delhi, July 29 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): Edu-tech start-up CollegeDunia was announced the 3rd best education portal of India recently. While first and second positions are held by Siksha and Careers360, CollegeDunia a two year old portal has left many of the renowned websites behind. As per the Alexa statistics, the portal now stands at 627th position in the entire country.
New Delhi, July 29 : The Congress on Friday slammed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti over her remarks on slain Hizbul Mujahideen commander Burhan Wani, saying Mufti must tender an explanation as to why she wished to give a chance to him.
New Delhi, July 29 : With the opposition parties seeking an explanation on Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's assertion that Hizbul Mujahideen commander 'Burhan Wani would have been given a second chance', Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office (PMO) Jitendra Singh on Friday said that it would not be appropriate to make a judgmental statement on such a sensitive issue.
Amritsar, July 29 : A Punjab Court on Friday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal and his party colleague Sanjay Singh in connection with a defamation case.
Jalandhar, July 29 (ANI): The parents of Indian national Gurdip Singh, who was to be executed on drug charges in Indonesia, today thanked External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj for her support in this hour of crisis.
New Delhi, July 29 : The Supreme Court on Friday rejected Bollywood actor Rajpal Yadav's petition and directed him to surrender for not paying money to a businessman despite giving repeated undertakings.
Bengaluru, July 29 : Four students from SRM University's Kattankulathur campus have won ITC's major flagship 'iTech 2016' competition, an annual technology innovation and co-creation platform aimed at promoting entrepreneurship. The second in the series by ITC was a 30 hour Hackathon on Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) and held in the company's Bangalore campus on July 16th and 17th.
New Delhi, Jul 29 : The government has listed the GST Constitutional Amendment Bill in the Rajya Sabha on Friday for consideration next week, according to media reports.
Kolkata, July 29 : Thousands of people, cutting across class and political barriers, gathered at Rabindra Sadan auditorium here on Friday to pay their last respects to eminent writer and social activist Mahasweta Devi who passed away a day ago.
Kolkata, July 29 : Dissatisfied with the Kolkata Police for calling the mysterious death of Aabesh Dasgupta an "accident", the family of the teenager on Friday knocked on the doors of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee seeking justice.
New Delhi, July 29 : Delhi Chief Minster Arvind Kejriwal will attend a 10-day Vipassana course at a meditation centre in Nagpur.
New Delhi, July 29 : The Rajya Sabha was disrupted on Friday after the problem of unemployment was raised during zero hour.
New Delhi, July 29 : In what could be termed a possible case of data theft, private universities seem to have access to the data of thousands of students who had applied to Delhi University (DU) for at least one course, with this correspondent being one of those at the receiving end.
Pune, July 29 : Ten labourers were killed and three others critically injured when the slab of an under-construction building on which they were working suddenly crashed here on Friday, police said.
New Delhi, July 29 : : Asim Ahmed Khan, who was sacked from Delhi cabinet last year, has alleged that he and his family were getting "death threats" from Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and some of his partymen.
New Delhi, July 29 : : The last-minute efforts of India to save the life of Gurdip Singh, a Punjab native, facing death penalty in Indonesia seemed to have worked as he was left out from among four convicts, including three foreigners, executed on Friday for drug crimes, reports said.
Lucknow, July 29 : Heavy rains lashed Lucknow and other neighbouring areas on Friday morning even as the Met office predicted more downpours over the next two days across Uttar Pradesh.
Amritsar, July 29 : A court in Amritsar on Friday granted bail to Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener Arvind Kejriwal and two other party leaders in a defamation case filed by Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia.
Kasol (Himachal Pradesh), July 29 : Break the monotony and get out of your hectic city life to explore the silence and solace of nature amid glorious mountain peaks. In the land of the Himalayas, there are many places to rid yourself of stress and truly search for peace.
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Kolkata, July 29 : One of the reasons for the US's interest in integration of northeast India with southeast Asia is a "lurking concern" about China's looming presence in the region, a political science expert said here on Thursday.
Gurgaon, Jul 29 : Local administration has asked schools in Gurgaon, Haryana, to remain closed for two days -- Friday and Saturday -- as the millenium city reels under a heavy traffic jam arising from flooded streets, according to media reports.
Gurgaon, July 29 : The Haryana government on Friday declared a two-day school holiday while the Gurgaon police has issued an advisory to avoid travelling as thousands of commuters remained stuck on National Highway 8 due to flooding on the roads.