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Don't mislead facts, WB schools will celebrate Independence Day: Mamata Banerjee
Kolkata (West Bengal) , August 14 : West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday clarified that the state will be celebrating the 71st Independence Day of India with fervor. Read Full Story

'Jawani ka Josh' not an excuse for Chandigarh 'stalkers': BJP MLA
Rohtak (Haryana) , August 14 : A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Uchana, Premlata on Monday said that Vikas Barala, son of BJP Haryana unit President Subhash Barala, and his friend Ashish Kumar had no excuse whatsoever for stalking a woman. Read Full Story

Independence Day: Complete list of Delhi Metro restrictions and timings
New Delhi , August 14 : The Delhi Metro on Monday made it clear for the commuters that the train services will run as usual across the Metro Network on 15 August, Independence Day. Read Full Story

Author of What's Really Eating You? Tells How to Keep Back-to-School from Becoming Back to Emotional Eating
ARLINGTON, Texas, Aug. 14, 2017 : As lazy summer gives way to Back-to-School time, stress levels rise. Families coping with new teachers, new schools, new extracurricular activities and new schedules are in danger of turning to old friends for comfort: cookies, cakes, salty snacks and fast-food, says Renee Jones, author of the new book What's Really Eating You? Overcome the Triggers of Comfort Eating. Read Full Story

Gorakhpur mishap a 'man made' tragedy: Yechury
New Delhi , Aug 14 : Communist Party of India (Marxist) on Monday said that the Gorakhpur mishap was a manmade tragedy, while adding that a judicial probe must be ordered in the regard to bring all those guilty to book. Read Full Story

West Bengal: Police arrests one person, recovers pipe guns
West Bengal , Aug 14 : West Bengal Police on Monday arrested one person from Odisha's Berhampur area for carrying locally made weapons. Read Full Story

68 members from six terrorist groups surrender before Manipur CM
Imphal (Manipur) , August 14 : At least 68 members of six terrorist groups, including four women cadres on Monday surrendered before Manipur Chief Minister N Biren Singh. Read Full Story

SpiceJet rejects charges of 'mistreating' para-athlete as 'baseless'
New Delhi , Aug 14 : National Carrier SpiceJet on Monday strongly condemned the report of the airline mistreating a para-athlete as absolutely baseless. Read Full Story

Surat Diamond Baron, Govind Dholakia Motivates School Girls to Celebrate Rakshabandhan With the National Rakshaks at Indo-Pak Border Gujarat
SURAT, India, August 14, 2017 : 95 girls from V.N. Godhani School of XII standard, reached Indo-Pak border at Nadabet in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, about 500 km away from Surat during early morning hours of 7th August' 2017, on the day of Rakshabandhan to celebrate a culture of brotherhood with the jawans of the Indian Army. Read Full Story

Gorkhaland protest: GJM to call off their hunger strike today
Darjeeling (West Bengal) , Aug 14 : The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) will suspend its 25-day long hunger strike today. Read Full Story

Two arrested in former MLA Bharat Singh murder case
New Delhi , Aug 14 : Two accused in former Najafgarh MLA Bharat Singh murder case were arrested from Bajghera on late Sunday night. Read Full Story

Gorakhpur tragedy: NHRC issues notice to Uttar Pradesh Government
Uttar Pradesh , Aug 14 : The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government and sought a detailed report in the matter of deaths of more than 60 children in the Baba Raghav Das Medical College, Gorakhpur. Read Full Story

Bihar Journalist murder case: SC adjourns matter for Sept. 18
New Delhi , Aug. 14 : The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned hearing in Bihar's journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case till September 18. Read Full Story

Delhi court extends ED remand of Shabir Shah's close aide
New Delhi , Aug 14 : A Delhi Court on Monday extended Enforcement Directorate's (ED) remand of Mohammad Aslam Wani, close aide of separatist Shabir Shah and an alleged hawala dealer by six days in the terror funding case. Read Full Story

Two Harkat-ul-Mujahideen terrorists arrested in J and K
Handwara (Jammu and Kashmir) , Aug 14 : The security forces on Monday arrested two terrorists of Harkat-ul-Mujahideen from Handwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Woman branded witch, murdered in Rajasthan's Kekri
Ajmer (Rajasthan) , August 14 : The Rajasthan Police on Monday arrested six people for allegedly murdering a 40-year-old woman after branding her a witch in Kekri, a city and a municipality in Ajmer district. Read Full Story

J-K perceived unsafe for investment, opines Omar Abdullah
Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir) , August 14 : National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah on Monday said investment in Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) is not coming because of 'perception' and not because of state's special status. Read Full Story

Three directors of Amrapali Builder submit passports to DM
Noida (Uttar Pradesh) August 14 : Three directors of Amrapali Builder had handed over their passports to Gautam Budh Nagar District Magistrate (DM), B.N. Singh and assured buyers that they won't flee abroad and will pay their debts. Read Full Story

Terror funding case: Geelani's son-in-law, others produced before Delhi Court
New Delhi August 14 : Hurriyat chief Syed Ali Shah Geelani's son-in-law Altaf Ahmad Shah, Mehrajuddin Kalwal and Peer Saifullah on Monday were produced before Delhi's Patiala House Court in connection with the terror funding case, allegedly involving Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed. Read Full Story

UP Dy CM says efforts afoot to avert 'Gorakhpur' type incident
New Delhi , Aug 14 : Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Monday said that the Bharatiya Janata Party Government (BJP) government in the state is taking all needed steps to ensure that Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College Hospital episode is never repeated again. Read Full Story

Sweets exchanged at Wagah-Attari border on Pakistan's Independence Day
Amritsar (Punjab) , Aug. 14 : On the occasion of Pakistan's 70th Independence Day, sweets were exchanged at Wagah-Attari border on Monday. Read Full Story

Priyanka Gandhi's office rubbishes reports of her appointment as 'Cong working president'
New Delhi , Aug 14 : Priyanka Gandhi's office on Monday rubbished the reports of her taking over as the Congress working president. Read Full Story

DMRC issues statement to keep metro parking shut for I-Day
New Delhi , August 14 : The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) on Monday decided to keep the parking lots at all the stations of Delhi Metro closed, keeping in mind security concerns ahead of Independence Day on Tuesday. Read Full Story

High time for Mamata Banerjee to stop politics over patriotism: BJP
New Delhi August 14 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday said that West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has always been opposing the Centre's policies and initiatives, adding it is high time to stop politics over patriotism. Read Full Story

JD-U criticises Kulaste's 'conspiracy' theory in Gorakhpur tragedy
New Delhi , August 14 : The Janata Dal-United [JD-U] has criticised Union Minister Faggan Singh Kulaste's statement wherein he smelled a "conspiracy" in deaths of infants in a Gorakhpur hospital. Read Full Story

Army deployed in Bihar's flood-hit Katihar
Patna (Bihar) , August 14 : Three columns of Army on Monday were deployed in flood-hit Katihar district for the relief and rescue operation. Read Full Story

Malegaon blast case: SC to hear Lt. Col Purohit's bail plea on Aug 17
New Delhi , Aug. 14 : The Supreme Court on Monday announced that it will hear the bail plea of Malegaon blast case accused, former Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit on August 17. Read Full Story

Raman Singh enjoys a stroll down the street with coconut water
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , Aug. 14 : After flagging off the 5,000 meter marathon in Raipur, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday took a stroll down the street, interacted with the people and also had coconut water from a hawker by the road side. Read Full Story

Bombay HC sets Rs. 37,392 Cr for Sahara's Aamby Valley-public auction
New Delhi , August 14 : The Bombay High Court's Office of Official Liquidator on Monday puts up Sahara Group's Aamby Valley city project in Pune for public auction for a reserve price of Rs. 37,392 Crore, four days after the Supreme Court declined Sahara chief Subrata Roy's plea to put the auction on hold. Read Full Story

Man receives electricity bill of Rs. 38 bn in Jharkhand
Jamshedpur (Jharkhand) , August 14 : A man in Jamshedpur was in for a shock when he received an electricity bill of Rs. 38 billion on Sunday. Read Full Story

Three killed in cloudburst during Kailash Mansarovar yatra
Uttarakhand , August 14 : Four soldiers and three civilians have gone missing after a cloudburst hits the Mangta Nala region of Uttarakhand on Monday. Three bodies have also been recovered in Malpa. Read Full Story

Raman Singh flags off 5,000 mtr marathon in Raipur; hails development in the state
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , Aug. 14 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Monday flagged off a 5,000 meter marathon in Raipur. Read Full Story

A sleep farmer shot dead in Ghaziabad
Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) , Aug. 14 : A farmer was shot dead while he was asleep on early Monday morning in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh. Read Full Story

SC to continue hearing in Haji Ali Dargah trust case
New Delhi , Aug 14 : The Supreme Court will today hear the Haji Ali Dargah trust case, regarding demolition of encroachments around the area. Read Full Story

Maharashtra Congress secretary killed in road mishap
Aurangabad (Maharashtra) , Aug 14 : Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC) secretary Sanjay Choupane was killed when the car he was travelling in collided with a bus at Bondla Phata near Aurangabad on Sunday evening. Read Full Story

Gorakhpur tragedy: Do more than making announcements, Sheila Dikshit to UP CM
New Delhi , Aug 14 : After Yogi Adityanath promised "stringent" action against those found responsible for the Gorakhpur tragedy, former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday said the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister should do something more serious rather than just making announcements. Read Full Story

Get 'disconnected' in California
New Delhi , August 14 : With miles of pristine coastline and endless Instagram-worthy views, California is the perfect place for shareable memories. Read Full Story

Sushma Swaraj helps Pak cancer patient to travel to India for treatment
New Delhi , August 14 : External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has assured of granting a visa to a Pakistani woman---who is suffering from cancer---for her treatment in India. Read Full Story

When South Australian wildlife comes calling
New Delhi , August 14 : Animals are so placid and self contained that one can look at them for long and long. These creatures are born who they are, accept it, and that is that. They live with greater peace than people do and sometimes it's good to experience that peace. Read Full Story

Goa Minister demands ban on late-night events in state
Panaji (Goa) Aug 14 : Goa Water Resources Minister Vinod Palienkar has demanded a ban on outdoor music events, including rave parties, after two youngsters died at two separate raves in the popular beach village of Anjuna in North Goa possibly due to drug overdose on Sunday. Read Full Story

Law should be framed regarding 'Vande Mataram': Uddhav Thackeray
Mumbai (Maharashtra) , August 13 : Amid the intensifying debate over making singing the National Song compulsory, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said it is important to frame a law regarding 'Vande Mataram', instead of politicising the issue. Read Full Story

GJM remains defiant on Gorkhaland, says hunger strike will be lifted after discussion
New Delhi , August 13 : Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) principal advisor Swaraj Thapa on Sunday said the only way to resolve the ongoing protests in the north-eastern hilly area is the formation of a separate state of Gorkhaland, adding that the decision to end the hunger strike will be taken after discussing with other stakeholders. Read Full Story

Rajnath Singh urges GJM to call off strike, allowing normalcy to return in Darjeeling
New Delhi , August 13 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday urged the Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) and other stakeholders to call off their hunger strike and to withdraw the bandh, allowing normalcy to return in Darjeeling to create an atmosphere for finding a solution to the ongoing crisis. Read Full Story

J-K: Three Army jawans injured as Pak violates ceasefire in Baramulla district
Baramulla (Jammu and Kashmir) , Aug 13 : At least three Army jawans were injured after Pakistan violated the ceasefire in the Bazz area of Uri Sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district on Sunday. Read Full Story

Magnus Ahlqvist appointed new President and CEO of Securitas AB, as of March 2018
STOCKHOLM, August 13th, 2017 : Since September 1, 2015, Magnus Ahlqvist is Divisional President of Securitas' Security Services Europe and a member of Securitas' Group Management. Read Full Story

J-K: Pak violates ceasefire in Naushera sector
Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir) , August 13 : The Pakistan Army violated the ceasefire and invoked heavy mortar shelling and firing of small arms on Sunday, in the Naushera sector of Rajouri in Jammu and Kashmir. Read Full Story

Shopian encounter: Hizbul Mujahideen's commander among killed terrorists
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , August 13 : One of the three terrorists killed in Saturday's Shopian encounter has been identified as Hizbul Mujahideen's operational commander - Yasin Yatoo. Read Full Story

MoS Health Kulaste hints of conspiracy behind Gorakhpur tragedy
New Delhi , August 13 : Amid the ongoing furore over deaths of multitudes of children in Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College's hospital, Union Minister of State, Health and Family Welfare Faggan Singh Kulaste on Sunday hinted that there could be a conspiracy behind this tragedy. Read Full Story

Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot Inaugurates Inclusive Independence Day Celebrations of National Trust
New Delhi, Aug 13: Shri Thaawarchand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment inaugurated the 'Inclusive Independence Day celebrations' organised by the National Trust here today. Read Full Story

Now there's a cruise for millenials
London [UK], August 13 : Millenials, we have some happy news for you. Read Full Story

Haryana: Man dies after being pushed from train
New Delhi , Aug 13 : In a harrowing incident, a man died, after he and one more person, were allegedly thrown from a train in the Palwal District of Haryana after an altercation with co-passengers. Read Full Story

Gorakhpur tragedy: Nodal Officer for BRD Medical College's Pediatrics Department removed
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) , August 13 : Amid the growing outrage over the death of nearly 70 children at Gorakhpur's Baba Raghav Das Medical College's Hospital due to encephalitis and alleged disruption of liquid oxygen supply, Dr. Kafeel Khan has been removed as the Nodal Officer for the Department of Pediatrics of the hospital. Read Full Story

DCW rescues girl from G.B. Road with help of NGO, police
New Delhi , August 13 : The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) with the cooperation with a NGO Rescue Foundation and the police raided a brothel at the G.B. Road and rescued a girl on Sunday. Read Full Story

Will never join hands with 'communalism' like Nitish did: Lalu
Siwan (Bihar) , August 13 : Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Sunday referring to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar as a 'falturam' said that come what may, he would never join hands with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which is spreading communalism in the country, like the latter did. Read Full Story

14 lakh families benefitted so far, plan to extend it to 35 lakh: Chhattisgarh CM on Ujjwala Yojana
Raipur (Chhattisgarh) , August 13 : Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh on Sunday, while celebrating his 5,000 days as the head of the state, said that as many as 14 lakh families have benefitted from the Ujjwala Yojana in the state, adding that the government plans to extend it to 35 lakh families. Read Full Story

19-year-old dies after falling from terrace, investigation underway
New Delhi , August 13 : An investigation into the suspicious death of a 19-year-old, who fell from the second floor-terrace of a restaurant in Delhi's Hauz Khas Village area, in underway. Read Full Story

Negligence by UP Govt. unacceptable, says CPM on Gorakhpur tragedy
New Delhi , August 13 : The Communist Party of India (Marxist) issued a statement on Sunday stating that the lack of negligence on the part of the Uttar Pradesh Government and authorities of public health is unacceptable. Read Full Story

Army pays tribute to soldiers killed in Shopian encounter
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) , August 13 : The Indian Army on Sunday paid homage to two of its soldiers, who were martyred in yesterday's Shopian encounter in Kashmir. Read Full Story

Imphal: IED explosion near police station
Imphal (Manipur) August 13 : Ahead of Independence Day, a suspected Improvised explosive device (IED) bomb exploded near Imphal's Singjamei Police Station on Sunday. Read Full Story

Delhi: Traffic restricted for Independence Day rehearsals
New Delhi , August 13 : Traffic restrictions will be in place on Sunday for the Independence Day rehearsals at the Red Fort. Read Full Story

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