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U-17 WC: FIFA Commercial Affiliates pledge full support for India 2017
Zurich, Mar 30 : FIFA and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the FIFA U-17 World Cup India 2017 conducted a workshop for the Commercial Affiliates of the tournament, an official release stated. Read Full Story

PM Modi greets people of Rajasthan on state foundation day
New Delhi, Mar 30 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people of Rajasthan on their state foundation day. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Hotel fire leaves 2 dead, 31 evacuated safely
Kolkata, Mar 30 : At least two people died in a fire tragedy in a hotel on Thursday, in Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh area, reports said. Read Full Story

TVF's CEO booked for molestation
Mumbai (Maharashtra) Mar. 30 : Following the molestation case filed against 'The Viral Fever' CEO Arunabh Kumar, investigating inspector Padmakar Devre from Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) on Thursday said that the case has been registered under Sections 354 A and 509 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). Read Full Story

Illegal slaughter houses closed down in Ranchi
Ranchi (Jharkhand) , Mar. 30 : Many illegal slaughter houses were closed down in Ranchi on Thursday as the 72 hours ultimatum ended today. Read Full Story

Kolkata: Two dead as fire breaks out in hotel
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 30 : At least two persons were killed in a fire that broke out at a hotel in Kolkata's Ho Chi Minh Sarani in early morning hours on Thursday. Read Full Story

India announces IIT entrance test for Lankan students
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Indian Government has decided to hold Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination (Advanced) 2017 at D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo on May 21 for admission of meritorious Sri Lankan students for the academic session 2017-18, High Commission of India, Colombo announced. Read Full Story

Amish raises excitement with 'Fan Art Cover Contest' for 'Sita - Warrior of Mithila'
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Renowned author Amish Tripathi has often used unconventional ways to engage his readers and fans during the process of bringing his new book out to them. Read Full Story

Shiv Sena hails 'revolutionary' Finance Bill
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : Supporting the passage of Goods and Services tax (GST) supplementary bills in the Lower House, The Shiv Sena on Thursday called it a 'revolutionary bill' Read Full Story

Too early to make observation on GST: CPI
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : After Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claimed that Goods and Services tax (GST) will not have any inflationary impact, The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Thursday said that it is oo early to make such an observation as nobody is clear of the consequences and the outcome of the unknown terrain. Read Full Story

SC to hear pleas against ban of liquor shops along highways today
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear a batch of petitions seeking modification of its December 2016 order banning liquor outlets within 500 metres of state and national highways across the country. Read Full Story

Taj Mansingh Hotel auction: SC to hear plea today
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Supreme Court will today continue the hearing in connection with the plea of Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL) against the Delhi High court order allowing the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to auction the Taj Mansingh Hotel, located in the Lutyen's zone. Read Full Story

SC to hear various petitions on triple talaq today
New Delhi , Mar. 30 : The Supreme Court will on Thursday hear various petition on the Constitutional legitimacy of triple talaq and polygamy in the Muslim community. Read Full Story

Police registers case against TVF founder Arunabh Kumar
Mumbai, Mar 29 : A case has been filed against TVF (The Viral Fever) CEO and founder Arunabh Kumar for sexually harassing a woman after she finally filed a complaint against him, media reports said. Read Full Story

North Bengal: Mamata warns police officers against using pilot cars "unnecessarily"
Darjeeling, Mar 29 : A day after ordering police to act firmly to counter child trafficking in Jalpaiguri, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday warned police officers against using pilot cars unnecessarily. Read Full Story

Kolkata poet lodges FIR after allegedly receiving 'gang-rape' threat on Facebook
Kolkata, Mar 29 : A Kolkata-based Bengali poet, Mandakranta Sen, on Wednesday evening lodged a complaint in city police's cyber cell after she was allegedly threatened on social networking site Facebook with gang-rape, reports said. Read Full Story

Assam bribery case: Arrested govt official sent to police custody
Guwahati, Mar 29 : A local court of Assam on Wednesday sent Irrigation department Secretary Kujendra Doley to five days police custody, who was arrested by the sleuths of Vigilance and Anti Corruption (V&AC) from his office in Dispur Janata Bhawan after taking bribe from a contractor on Tuesday. Read Full Story

JK: Eight candidates file nominations for LC polls
Srinagar , Mar. 29 : In Jammu and Kashmir, eight candidates of different political parties, including People's Democratic Party (PDP), Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP), National Conference (NC) and Indian National Congress (INC) today filed their nomination papers for Legislative Council elections. Read Full Story

Delhi: Group of bank account frauds busted, two Nigerians among accused
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : A gang involved in bank account fraud has been busted on Wednesday, where two Nigerian nationals along with seven others were arrested. Read Full Story

TVF CEO Arunabh Kumar booked for molestation
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 29 : A case of molestation was filed against the 'The Viral Fever' CEO Arunabh Kumar on Wednesday following the complaint of a victim at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) Police Station. Read Full Story

MCD Polls: Congress' 'positive' manifesto will not attack those in power, says Tharoor
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Ahead of the upcoming Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday asserted that his party will be approaching the people of Delhi soon with a positive agenda and unprecedented professional manner. Read Full Story

NSCN (K) militant nabbed in Arunachal Pradesh
Guwahati, Mar 29 : : Security forces apprehended a NSCN (K) militant from Arunachal Pradesh's Tirap district on Wednesday morning, officials said. Read Full Story

Islamic terrorists plan to attack Assam, high alert sounded across state
Guwahati, Mar 29 : : The Assam police has sounded high alert across the state following Intelligence Bureau (IB) input about probable terror attacks on BJP leaders in Assam. Read Full Story

Narada sting case: Left Front organises rally demanding arrest of TMC leaders
Kolkata, Mar 29 : Left Front organised a rally, demanding the arrest of Trinamool Congress leaders who were seen taking money in Narada sting footage and resignation from ministry, here on Wednesday, according to media reports. Read Full Story

Lok Sabha Speaker presents footballs to Members of Parliament
New Delhi, Mar 29 : Members of Parliament cutting across party lines here participated with enthusiasm in the Mass Awareness Programme for promoting sports culture in the country particularly the game of football. Read Full Story

M.J. Akbar to visit Cyprus on Mar 30
New Delhi, Mar 29 : Minister of State for External Affairs, M. J. Akbar will be paying an official visit to Cyprus on Mar 30 - Apr 1. Read Full Story

Huge ammunition recovered from Kolkata hotel, 3 held
Kolkata, Mar 29 : West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) on Tuesday afternoon arrested three suspected arms traffickers from a hotel in Kolkata's Kidderpore area and seized a huge sachets of ammunition from their possessions, officials said on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Congress condemns Finance Bill, brands amendments as 'anti-economy'
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Condemning the Finance Bill which was passed today, the Congress said that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was acting headstrong in the matter and not heeding the Opposition, adding that the amendments are against the economy. Read Full Story

Thane: Local goon nabbed for attacking doctors
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 29 : The Thane Police on Wednesday arrested the accused who had attacked two doctors of the Thane Civil Hospital. Read Full Story

LG seeks reimbursement of Rs. 97 crore from AAP over advertisements
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Delhi Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday directed the Chief Secretary to recover Rs. 97 crore spent on advertisements from the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for advertisements projecting Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and the party, in violation of the Supreme Court guidelines. Read Full Story

Kulgam: Terrorists open fire on cops deployed to handle stone pelting
Srinagar , Mar. 29 : A police party which was deployed to handle the locals who were stone pelting, were fired upon by terrorists in Kulgam's Madibugh Yaripora in Jammu and Kashmir today. Read Full Story

Yechury unhappy with Centre's 'immoral' Finance Bill
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Expressing unhappiness over the government's 'immoral' Finance Bill which was passed today, Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI-M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury, however, expressed satisfaction that the Centre had been defeated by the Rajya Sabha on four of the amendments. Read Full Story

UP CM Yogi Adityanath draws parallel between Surya Namaskar, Namaz
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar 29 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said both Surya Namaskar practised by Hindus and Namaz practised by Muslims have similarities. Read Full Story

ED attaches over Rs.17 lakhs given to Kashmiri locals by Hizbul Mujahideen terrorists
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday attached over Rs. 17 Lakhs that was allegedly received by certain residents of Jammu and Kashmir from the Hizbul Mujahideen outfit to transfer to other terrorists. Read Full Story

Sanskrit Board will teach students about ethics: UP Dy CM
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 29 : Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma on Wednesday said that implementation of Sanskrit Board in Uttar Pradesh education system will enlighten students ethically and therefore develop their mindset. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Police arrests three with illegal arms, ammunition
Kolkata , Mar. 29 : The West Bengal Police on Wednesday arrested three persons in connection with trafficking illegal arms. Read Full Story

Tripura: Forest Department supports rural poor, tribals economically
Tripura (Agartala) , Mar. 29 : Tripura Forest Development and Plantation Corporation Limited (TFDPC) today handed over a cheque of Rs 14.26 crores to the state government with a motive to help economic empowerment of rural poor and tribals. Read Full Story

Anna Hazare to launch protest demanding Lokpal implementation
Ralegan Siddhi (Maharashtra) , Mar. 29 : Social activist Anna Hazare on Wednesday announced his decision to launch an agitation demanding implementation of the Lokpal. Read Full Story

No hint of politics in my movie on demonetisation: Bengali director Suvendu Ghosh
Kolkata , Mar. 29 : Expressing his frustration after his movie on the recent demonetisation was refused a certificate from the Censor Board, Bengali director Suvendu Ghosh asserted that his film has no hint of politics. Read Full Story

Chhattisgarh: Missing Canadian national John found in Maoist-affected Sukma
Sukma (Chhattisgarh) , Mar. 29 : A Canadian national, who had gone missing in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-affected Sukma district, was found in the Arlampalli village on Odisha-Chhattisgarh border. Read Full Story

CBI registers case against SBI ex-chief manager for misusing bank funds
Kolkata (West Bengal) , Mar. 29 : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered a case against two directors of Kolkata based private company and said private company and the then Chief Manager of Industrial Finance Branch of State Bank of India (SBI), Kolkata and others. Read Full Story

African woman attacked in Noida: BJP assures strict action against guilty
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : Assuring punishment against the culprits who slapped an African national in Noida, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday showed concern adding that strict action will be taken against the guilty. Read Full Story

Abu Dhabi ISIS case: Two accused plead guilty before NIA court
New Delhi Mar. 29 : Two out of the three accused involved in the Abu Dhabi ISIS case have moved an application of guilty in a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court. Read Full Story

Delhi HC reopens five cases relating to 1984 anti-Sikh riots
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : The Delhi High Court on Wednesday reopened five cases in connection with the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that were closed in 1986. Read Full Story

Women rights proponents demand effective police response to rape survivors
New Delhi ,Mar.29 : Seeking to bridge gaps in police response to victims of rape and sexual assault, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) convened a National Conference on 'First Response, Good Policing and Rape Survivors' in collaboration with the British High Commission earlier today. Read Full Story

Trip 360 powered by Cox and Kings redefines Outdoor Adventure Tourism in India
New Delhi, Mar 29 : India's adventure sports enthusiasts have a reason to rejoice! Fuelling the spirit of adrenaline junkies, Trip 360, a one-stop-shop for all things adventure will revolutionize adventure travel in India. Read Full Story

Veerappa Moily attacks GST Bill in Lok Sabha debate session
New Delhi, Mar 29 : Veerappa Moily of Congress, on Wednesday, opened the scheduled seven-hour debate over the Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 tabled in the Budget Session of the Lok Sabha. Read Full Story

Assam : Three killed as oil tanker overturns and explodes
Guwahati, Mar 29 : : At least three people, including a woman, were killed when an oil tanker turned turtle and exploded on NH-37 near Jakhalabandha in middle Assam's Nagaon district on Wednesday morning. Read Full Story

Travelling in India through the eyes of a poet
Kolkata, March 29 : Adding rhythm to her travels, Madhura Banerjee penned her latest book of poems, 'A Tenant of the World', which was launched recently at the Oxford Bookstore in Kolkata Read Full Story

Kashmir weapon Snatching, accused surrender before police
Srinagar, Mar 29 : : The Jammu and Kashmir Police have claimed that a youth who along with his associates had snatched a rifle from a policeman in Jammu last weekend surrendered in south Kashmir's Shopian district on Wednesday. Read Full Story

Militants threaten senior police officer's family, ransack house in Kashmir
Srinagar, Mar 29 : : Heavily armed militants believed to be belonging to the banned Hizbul Mujhaideen have threatened a senior police officer's family and ransacked the house in Kulgam district of South Kashmir on Tuesday evening. Read Full Story

Kashmir shuts down following civilian casualties
Srinagar, Mar 29 : Normal life was affected in Kashmir valley due to a strike called by the Kashmir Separatist leadership against the killings of three civilians in Budgam district during a gunfight between militants and forces on Tuesday. Read Full Story

Noida: Police lodge FIR against Chinese official for insulting Indian flag
Noida, Mar 29 : Around 2000 workers of mobile company Oppo demonstrated outside the company's Noida factory, demanding the arrest of a Chinese official for allegedly insulting the Indian flag, reports said. Read Full Story

Congress constitutes screening committee for MCD polls
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : With the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) polls just around the corner, the Congress Party on Wednesday constituted a screening committee for the elections. Read Full Story

African woman slapped in Noida
Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 29 : Three days after four Nigerian nationals were attacked, an African woman has been allegedly thrashed in Greater Noida. Read Full Story

Bulandshahr gang rape case: SC to continue hearing on Apr. 20
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : The Supreme Court will continue hearing the arguments on the Bulandshahr gang rape case on April 20. Read Full Story

Act against anything illegal: Baba Ramdev
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) , Mar. 29 : Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday praised the Uttar Pradesh Government for its decision to close all illegal slaughter house. Read Full Story

NGT adjourns Ganga cleaning matter for tomorrow
New Delhi , Mar. 29 : The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday adjourned the Ganga cleaning matter for tomorrow. Read Full Story

Court adjourns hearing on framing charges against ISIS suspect till Apr. 13
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , Mar. 29 : A special NIA court in Mumbai on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on framing charges against ISIS suspect Arib Majeed till April 13. Read Full Story

JD (U) rebuffs reports of talks with BJP to rejoin NDA
Patna (Bihar) , Mar. 29 : Dubbing the reports that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar may join hands with the NDA as 'impossible and baseless', the Janata Dal (United) on Wednesday said their alliance is strong and is working for Bihar's development. Read Full Story

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