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Delhi CM issues measures to ensure availability of medicines at Govt. hospitals
New Delhi , May 23 : Taking strong exception to the non-availability of medicines and consumables in few Delhi Government Hospitals, Chief Minsiter Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday directed the Chief Secretary to ensure immediate availability of medicines at hospitals. Read Full Story

Uttarkashi bus accident: MP CM announces ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each
Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) , May 23 : Madhya Pradesh Chief Minsiter Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday announced an ex gratia of Rs. 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in Uttarkashi bus accident. Read Full Story

Controversial spiritual leader Chandraswami passes away
New Delhi May 23 : Controversial spiritual guru Chandraswami passed away on Tuesday due to renal failure at the age of 66. Read Full Story

Mayawati holds BJP responsible for Dalit-Rajput violence
Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) , May 23 : Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) Chief Mayawati on Tuesday exhorted all sections of the society to live in harmonious environment and alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) wanted to disturb the harmony among various sections of the society. Read Full Story

BSF seizes snake venom worth Rs. 12 crore
South Dinajpur (West Bengal) , May 23 : The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized snake venom worth Rs. 12 crore from South Dinajpur, West Bengal. Read Full Story

India takes denial of entry to retired CRPF officer to Canadian Govt.
New Delhi , May 23 : Strongly reacting to the report of denial of entry to a senior retired Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officer by the Canadian authorities, the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday said that it had taken up the matter with Canada Government. Read Full Story

Lalu Yadav's daughter's CA sent to three-day ED custody
New Delhi , May 23 : Delhi's Patiala House Court on Tuesday granted a three-day Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharti's Chartered Accountant (CA) Rajesh Agarwal in a money laundering case. Read Full Story

Ashok Singh's wife demands death sentence for accused in 1995 case
Patna (Bihar) , May 23 : Following the verdict in the 2005 Ashok Singh murder case, wife of deceased Ashok Singh, Chandni Singh on Tuesday asserted that she was not totally satisfied with the decision even as they demanded death sentence for the accused. Read Full Story

Sena's Sanjay Raut says assault on Pak posts is 'not befitting'
Mumbai(Maharashtra) , May 23 : While praises are pouring in for the Indian Army for carrying out the 'punitive fire assault' on the Pakistan posts, Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Tuesday said it was not a befitting reply, but a mere "small action." Read Full Story

BYJU'S unveils personalized learning experience for students
New Delhi , May 23 : Education company BYJU'S has launched a major update to its learning app focused at revolutionizing personalized learning experiences for students across grades. Read Full Story

Delhi court summons Tytler for hiding criminal cases to renew passport
New Delhi , May 23 : The Patiala House Court on Tuesday summoned Congress leader Jagdish Tytler after noting that he got his passport renewed by providing incorrect information stating that he didn't have any pending criminal cases against him. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena hails 'punitive fire assault' on Pakistan posts by Indian Army
Mumbai(Maharashtra) , May 23 : The Shiv Sena on Tuesday lauded the 'punitive fire assault' on the Pakistan posts by the Indian Army in Jammu and Kashmir's Nowshera district saying that the army should now hoist the'Tiranga'(Indian Tricolour) in Lahore to a give befitting reply to the unprovoked ceasefire violations. Read Full Story

262 coins seized back in January declared to be antique
Attari (Punjab) , May 23 : The Customs Department has declared that as many as 262 coins out of the 370 silver coins, which were seized during baggage clearance on January 1 from a passenger who had arrived India from Pakistan on board Samjhauta Express, were found to be unique. Read Full Story

Now get a freedom to roam about in Sweden
New Delhi , May 23 : If you are planning for an abroad trip, then do think about Sweden once, as visit to the country will now become easy and smooth, thanks to Airbnb. Read Full Story

Redefine your summer bride look with Ridhima Bhasin's 'Lucidus'
New Delhi , May 23 : Known for her contemporary Indian designs, ace designer Ridhima Bhasin recently launched her Spring Summer '17 collection 'Lucidus' at her Flagship store in New Delhi where the fashionistas of the city were seen exploring her new collection. Read Full Story

Jammu Kashmir: Clashes between students, security forces in Pulwama
Pulwama (J&K) , May 23, : Clashed broke out between the students and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district on Tuesday against the alleged arrest of their schoolmates. Read Full Story

Ashok Singh murder case: Ex- RJD MP Prabhunath sentenced to life
New Delhi ,May 23, : Former Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MP Prabhunath Singh was sentenced to life imprisonment on Tuesday, in connection with the 1995 Ashok Singh murder case. Read Full Story

Mumbai: RPF releases six boys from detention for discussing 'bombs'
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 23 : Vashi Railway Police has released all six persons detained from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station last night for, reportedly discussing bombs. Read Full Story

JK: Massive ammunition cache recovered from terrorists gunned down in Naugam
New Delhi , May 23 : A huge cache of arms and ammunition has been recovered from the four terrorists, who were gunned down in Jammu and Kashmir's Naugam sector. Read Full Story

Rijiju unveils world's first philosophical novel on God in Delhi
New Delhi , May 23 : For over the centuries, the world has produced many writers, authors and literatuate, who had penned down their thoughts and ideas of life, history, reality, surreal, and many others. However, it is rare to have a curator or an originator penning down a philosophical novel for God. Read Full Story

Kolkata: BJP calls for judicial enquiry against cops beating up protesters
Kolkata (West Bengal), May 23 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has castigated the violence by police officials in Kolkata yesterday, and has demanded for a fair judicial inquiry into the brutal attack. Read Full Story

Gujarat: PM Modi to inaugurate African bank meet today
New Delhi , May 23 : In a bid to strengthen economic ties with Africa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will inaugurate the annual meeting of the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Gujarat. Read Full Story

Leave travel concession case: Hearing to continue today
New Delhi , May 23 : The Patiala House Court will on Tuesday continue hearing in the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) case against Rajya Sabha member Anil Kumar Sahani. Read Full Story

Hearing in Jaitley's fresh defamation case against Kejriwal to begin today
New Delhi , May 23 : The Delhi High Court will on Tuesday begin hearing in the fresh defamation case filed by Union Minister Arun Jaitley against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, after the latter's counsel Ram Jethmalani confirmed that Jaitley was called a 'crook' after being instructed by his client to do so. Read Full Story

UP Min. Shastri rubbishes report on scrapping of minority quota
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , May 22 : Uttar Pradesh's Social Welfare Minister Ramapati Shastri on Monday denounced media reports that the Yogi Adityanath-led government was planning to scrap 20 percent quota for minorities in welfare schemes. Read Full Story

CBI registers case against Chotta Rajan's aide
New Delhi , May 22 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday registered a case against Chotta Rajan's aide Mukund Kanhailal Patel after he confessed to have worked for the gangster. Read Full Story

National-level shooter's husband charged of forceful conversion
New Delhi , May 22 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Monday filed a chargesheet against the husband and mother-in-law of national-level shooter Tara Sahdev for allegedly forcing her to convert to Islam. Read Full Story

Delhi: Operation conducted to deport 'illegally' staying foreigners
New Delhi , May 22 : The South District Police and the Foreigner Regional Registration Office (FRRO) on Monday conducted a joint operation to deport illegally staying foreigners. Read Full Story

1984 Anti-Sikh Riots: Tytler again refuses to undergo lie detector test
New Delhi , May 22 : Congress leader Jagdish Tytler on Monday refused to undergo lie detector test before a Delhi court in connection with the 1984 Anti-Sikh Riots case. Read Full Story

WB: Left protestors clash with police, demand food security
Kolkata (West Bengal) , May 22 : The clashes between the Left-wing protestors with the West Bengal Police, during the 'Nabanno Abhijan' march, turned violent on Monday. Read Full Story

2001 earthquake devastated Kutch, people resurrected it: PM Modi
Kandla (Gujarat) May 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday landed in Kutch even as he marked the onset of his two-day Gujarat visit to talk over various programmes. Read Full Story

Uttarakhand: Five killed after boulder falls on bus
Almora (Uttarakhand) , May 22 : At least five people were killed and more than six people suffered injuries after a boulder fell on a bus at Kakrighat in Almora in Uttarakhand. Read Full Story

'Anti-poor, anti-Dalit' mentality ingrained in BJP's DNA: Congress
Jaipur (Rajasthan) May 22 : Anti-poor and anti-Dalit mentality is part of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) DNA, alleged Congress on Monday in wake of the Dalit meal row surrounding B.S. Yeddyurappa. Read Full Story

BMC demands exemption for corporators at toll booths
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 22 : The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday passed a notice of motion demanding exemption to its corporators at all toll booths across Maharashtra as MPs and MLAs are also exempted. Read Full Story

Big boost in travel queries from smaller cities this summer: Google Search Trends
New Delhi , May 22 : With Summer break around the corner, Google India recently revealed the top travel search trends for this summer, based on searches conducted by Indians between the months of February to April this year. Read Full Story

BJP shrugs off 'part time politician' Rahul Gandhi's salvo on PM Modi
New Delhi , May 22 : Hitting back at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the 'deteriorating law and order condition' in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-ruled states, the ruling dispensation on Monday shrugged off his salvo saying he was a 'part time politician' who is fed selective information to grab eyeballs. Read Full Story

Know how to dress for a wildlife holiday this summer
New Delhi , May 22 : Summer is upon us, and with it comes an activity that is much loved - planning a vacation. While some may want to escape to the mountains, and others prefer to head to the beach, but here we are for those who love to keep it a little wild. Read Full Story

Cannot take Rajnath's assurance on Kashmir seriously: Congress
New Delhi May 22 : Criticising the Centre for failing in countering the 'adventurism' of the Pakistan Army along the border, the Congress Party on Monday said Home Minister Rajnath Singh's assurance of a closure to the Kashmir issue 'cannot be taken seriously'. Read Full Story

Will correct anomalies in minority quota: UP Govt.
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) May 22 : The Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh (UP) Government has confirmed that it is contemplating to correct the anomalies in the minority quota that was announced by the erstwhile Samajwadi Party (SP) Government led by Akhilesh Yadav. Read Full Story

Youth killed by CM's son: SC issues notice to Centre, Manipur Govt.
New Delhi , May. 22 (AN): The Supreme Court on Monday issued notices to the Centre and the Manipur Government, upon the plea filed by the parents of a youth killed by Ajay Meetai, son of Chief Minister Biren Singh in a 2011 road rage case. Read Full Story

Congress dismisses ICJ intervention in Kashmir issue
New Delhi May 22 : Responding to reports of Pakistan's alleged move to seek redressal on the Kashmir issue from the International Court of Justice, the Congress on Monday, while dismissing the plausibility of the same, said the ICJ's interference in the matter is not a practical move, adding that Islamabad is gravely 'mistaken in the matter'. Read Full Story

Defamation matter: Jaitley sues Kejriwal on being called 'crook' by Jethmalani
New Delhi , May 22 : Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday sued Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal under an additional defamation suit worth Rs. 10 crore, after the latter's Counsel Ram Jethmalani confirmed that Jaitley was called a 'crook' after being instructed by his client to do so. Read Full Story

Maharashtra Assembly passes GST Bill
New Delhi , May 22 : The Maharashtra Assembly on Monday passed the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in a session of its lower house. Read Full Story

Jharkhand lynching: Rahul Gandhi corners PM Modi over lawlessness in BJP-ruled states
New Delhi , May 22 : In the wake of the horrifying Jharkhand lynching case, where a mob claimed six lives over suspicion of kidnapping, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi on Monday launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the deteriorating law and order condition in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) ruled states. Read Full Story

UP Govt. swaps 'panjiri' with 'ladoo' in Anganwadi centres
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , May 22 : In a bid to fight malnutrition the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to provide ladoo's instead of panjiri (an Indian sweet dish) for children and pregnant women in Anganwadi centres across the state. Read Full Story

DA case: Virbhadra Singh moves bail application, next hearing on May 29th
New Delhi , May. 22 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and the other accused in the Disproportionate Assets (DA) case, moved the special CBI court for bail here today. Read Full Story

Delhi: Youth killed amid quarrel between Dhaba workers
New Delhi , May 22 : A youth was killed in a violent scuffle that broke out between two workers of a Dhaba in Delhi's Daryaganj's Kucha Parmanand. Read Full Story

UP: SP leader shot dead by unknown assailants
Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) , May 22 : Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Sumer Singh was shot dead by two unknown motorcycle borne assailants last night here. Read Full Story

Luxurious Tejas Express to be inaugurated today
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , May 22 : The stage is set for the inauguration of the Indian Railways' first ever high-speed luxurious train, Tejas Express, which will embark on its inaugural journey here today. Read Full Story

Family of late IAS officer Anurag Tiwari to meet CM Adityanath today
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), May 22 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Monday will meet the family of late IAS officer Anurag Tiwari, who was found dead outside Meera Bai VIP guest house in Hazratganj area of Lucknow. Read Full Story

Jharkhand: Twin blasts rock Hazaribagh railway station
Giridih (Jharkhand) , May 22 : Panic and chaos ensued after two blasts took place late on Sunday night in Hazaribagh railway station of Jharkhand. Read Full Story

PM Modi's two-day Gujarat visit begins today
New Delhi , May 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday visit Gujarat, during which he will join various programmes in Kutch and Gandhinagar. Read Full Story

Serious efforts being made by govt. to resolve Kashmir issue: BJP
Bengaluru/New Delhi (Karnataka) , May 22 : Standing by the statement of Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that a serious effort is being carried out by the Government of India in resolving the issue. Read Full Story

Simla Agreement binds Pak to solve Kashmir issue bilaterally: Congress
New Delhi , May 22 : Reminding Pakistan of the Simla Agreement over Advisor to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz's 'taking Kashmir issue to the International Court of Justice (ICJ)' assertion, the Congress Party on Monday said Islamabad cannot succeed in any such endeavour as the accord binds the two countries to solve it bilaterally. Read Full Story

Babri case: Special CBI court to resume hearing today
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , May 22 : A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will on Monday resume hearing in the Babri Masjid Demolition case. Read Full Story

Coal Scam: Quantum of sentence for ex-coal secy H.C Gupta to be pronounced today
New Delhi , May 22 : A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court will on Monday pronounce the quantum of sentence for former coal secretary H.C. Gupta, Coal Ministry's then joint secretary K.S. Kropha, then director K.C. Samaria, besides others pertaining to alleged irregularities in allocation of Thesgora-B Rudrapuri coal block in Madhya Pradesh to Krishnapatnam Security Services Pvt. Ltd (KSSPL). Read Full Story

DA case: Virbhadra Singh, wife likely to appear before Delhi court
New Delhi , May 22 : Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh and his wife Pratibha Singh are likely to appear before the Patiala House Court in connection with the Disproportionate Assets (DA) case on Monday. Read Full Story

NIA continues probe in Pak funding case
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , May 21 : The National Investigation Agency (NIA), which reached here on Saturday to probe into the alleged funding by Pakistan for illegal activities in Kashmir, on Sunday continued questioning the separatist leaders regarding their involvement in raising, collecting and transferring funds through Hawala and other channels for terror funding in Kashmir. Read Full Story

Tripura polls to be 'Waterloo' for BJP: Yechury
Agartala (Tripura) May 21 : General secretary of Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said that the Assembly elections in the Left-ruled Tripura in February next year would be a 'Waterloo' for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), making a reference to 1815's Battle of Waterloo, in which Napoleon Bonaparte met his 'final' defeat at the hands of the British and the Prussians. Read Full Story

People in Naxalbari hope for another similar movement
Naxalbari (West Bengal) May 21 : At a time when the historic Naxalbari movement is set to clock its 50 years in a few days, Naxal leaders hope for a resurgence of the movement especially now when their rights are being denied. Read Full Story

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