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New Delhi: Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday expressed shock at the "gruesome" murder of a TV journalist in Tripura and said "repeated" attacks on the media were worrisome for the Indian democracy. Santanu Bhowmick, 28, worked for a local television channel. He was killed in WestMore
Published 22-Sep-2017 07:35 IST
United Nations: India, Brazil and South Africa have called for early reform of the UN Security Council to make the powerful wing of the world body more "legitimate and inclusive". The three member bloc of India, Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) in a joint statement issued after External AffairsMore
Published 22-Sep-2017 09:22 IST
New York: In a veiled attack on Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said militants continue to find shelter in countries using terrorism as an "instrument of state policy" and called on her counterparts from BRICS to condemn efforts to sponsor the menace. Her statementMore
Published 22-Sep-2017 07:01 IST
New Delhi: The Narmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) has reached a crucial stage, its leader Medha Patkar said on Thursday, as she sought "guidance and assistance" to continue her fight for the families affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam. Referring to the inauguration of the project by Prime MinisterMore
Published 22-Sep-2017 08:01 IST
New York: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has pressed for an "early comprehensive" reform of the UN, including the Security Council. Swaraj was addressing a trilateral meeting of India, Brazil and South Africa. She met with the foreign ministers of the two countries. "We must also press forMore
Published 22-Sep-2017 07:09 IST
Thane: Fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim is still in Pakistan, his brother Iqbal Kaskar has told the interrogators from the Intelligence Bureau and the Thane police's crime branch, officials said on Thursday. Thane police arrested Kaskar two days ago in Mumbai in a case of extortion.
Published 22-Sep-2017 07:34 IST
New Delhi: Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel has opposed Lt Governor Anil Baijal's move to withdraw power of House panels, sources said on Thursday, a move that could trigger a fresh round of confrontation between the L-G office and the AAP dispensation. Sources in the Delhi Legislative AssemblyMore
Published 22-Sep-2017 07:15 IST
United Nations: Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has urged the United Nations to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir, as he claimed that the struggle of the people in the region was being "brutally suppressed" by India. In his maiden address to the UN General Assembly on Thursday, AbbasiMore
Published 22-Sep-2017 06:45 IST
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Published 22-Sep-2017 06:00 IST
Mumbai: Kalvari, the first of the six Scorpene-class submarines, was on Thursday handed over to the Indian Navy by shipbuilder Mazgaon Dock limited, paving way for its commissioning soon. The development marks a major milestone in Indian Navy's submarine programme as the vessel is expected toMore
Published 21-Sep-2017 21:24 IST
New York: Exactly a week after the ground-breaking ceremony of the Japan-aided Ahmedabad-Mumbai high speed rail project in India, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj had a "warm encounter" with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe here on Thursday on the sidelines of the UN General AssemblyMore
Published 21-Sep-2017 21:58 IST | Updated 22:04 IST
New Delhi: India and Canada discussed various aspects of uranium and nuclear energy collaboration between the two countries, a statement said on Thursday. A high-level Canadian delegation -- Brian Parrott from the Canadian High Commission and Cameco President James A. Dovchuk -- met Minister ofMore
Published 21-Sep-2017 21:10 IST
New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday hit back at the BJP over its allegation that Rahul Gandhi brought ignominy to India on foreign soil, claiming it was Prime Minister Narendra Modi who did so and asked him to "apologise" to the country. Recalling the party vice president's comments made during hisMore
Published 21-Sep-2017 21:01 IST
Ahmedabad: The Gujarat High Court on Thursday gave two more weeks time to Congress leader Ahmed Patel to file his reply on a petition by Balwantsinh Rajput, the BJP candidate who had challenged his win in the recently-held Rajya Sabha elections. The court of Justice Bela Trivedi deferred the hearingMore
Published 21-Sep-2017 20:04 IST
New Delhi: The Centre has directed states to submit strategies for tackling health challenges posed by climate change and extreme weather conditions in their respective regions as part of a comprehensive national-level strategy which is in the works.
Published 21-Sep-2017 22:34 IST
Varanasi/New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi on Friday for a two-day visit during which he will inaugurate several projects covering sectors like infrastructure, railways, financial inclusion and sanitation. Among the highlights will be theMore
Published 21-Sep-2017 22:23 IST
New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said that the Centre should make public "whatever evidences" it has about any links of some of the Rohingyas with the ISIS and take action as per Indian law against those found having any such connection. The party, however, said that "false allegations" shouldMore
Published 21-Sep-2017 22:13 IST
New Delhi: The CPI-M has urged the Modi government to reverse its policy and treat Rohingya Muslims fleeing violence in Myanmar as refugees and said "they cannot be the victims of Islamophobia". "The decision of the Modi government to deport Rohingyas from Myanmar who have taken refuge in India isMore
Published 21-Sep-2017 21:35 IST
New Delhi: The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has entrusted the Press Information Bureau (PIB) with the task of verifying the circulation of newspapers, a responsibility which earlier with the Registrar of Newspapers of India (RNI), according to sources. Recently, the ministry issued an orderMore
Published 21-Sep-2017 21:24 IST
New Delhi/Ranchi: Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Thursday called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi and apprised him about the developmental works in the state.
Published 21-Sep-2017 20:43 IST

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