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Paresh Mesta murder: After a day of violence, Sirsi returns to normal


After a whole day of indiscriminate violence in Sirsi town (Uttara Kannada district) on Tuesday, situation returned to normal on Wednesday. Schools and colleges opened and buses are plying as usual. Shops remained open for business since…

ADB lowers India's GDP forecast for FY-18 to 6.7 per cent

The Asian Development Bank on Wednesday lowered India's 2017 economic growth forecast to 6.7% from the earlier 7%, saying recovery in the Indian economy was stifled due to rising global crude oil price and subtle private investment. It…

Former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda convicted in coal scam case

A special court today held former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda and ex-coal secretary H C Gupta guilty of corruption and other charges in a coal scam case.

Karnataka Congress jittery as Owaisi's AIMIM readies for Assembly poll fray


The ruling Congress has gone into a tizzy with the Asaduddin Owaisi-led All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) deciding to enter the fray in the 2018 Assembly election. AIMIM, which has been eyeing Muslim votes across the country,…

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16th anniversary of Parliament attack: Facts that you need to know about it

It has been sixteen years since a suicide squad stormed Indias Parliament complex on 13 December 2001. Nine people were killed and eighteen others were injured in the unprecedented attack on the seat of power of the worlds biggest…

First 'serious incident' for Japan bullet train as crack found

A crack has been found in a Japanese "bullet train" that could have caused a derailment, officials said today, in the first-ever "serious incident" for the iconic mode of transport.


PM's seaplane ride violates security protocol, says opposition

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode the seaplane on Tuesday from Sabarmati River to Dharoi Dam during the Gujarat poll campaign, opposition parties questioned if he violated security protocol. Security protocol says VIPs can fly in two or…


Pitched poll campaign ends in Gujarat

The high-decibel, high-stakes campaign for Gujarat Assembly polls came to an end on Tuesday. Being the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP national president Amit Shah, Gujarat polls had achieved proportions no other state…


Bids for widening Bengaluru-Mysuru highway to be invited this fiscal


The Ministry of Road Transport will take up the widening of the Bengaluru-Mysuru road from existing four-lane to six-lane in the current fiscal itself. The National Highways Authority of India ( NHAI) will invite bids for project before…


Howlers on Modi in R'sthan X std exam question paper leaves BJP-led state red-faced

The series of gross mistakes in a passage attributed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the half-term English exam question paper for class 10 of Rajasthan Board for Secondary Education (RBSE) has caused embarrassment to the education…


Congress confident of winning Gujarat poll: Rahul

Congress president designate Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday exuded confidence that his party would win the ongoing Assembly election in Gujarat.

VVPATs raised voters' confidence in Gujarat, says EC

The Election Commission said that the use of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) devices with Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) has raised the confidence of voters in Gujarat.


Sharad Yadav moves HC against disqualification from RS

Former JD(U) President Sharad Yadav today moved the Delhi High Court seeking setting aside of his disqualification from the Rajya Sabha.

Rahul says Dalits feel insecure in Gujarat

Congresss president-elect Rahul Gandhi today hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over alleged atrocities on Dalits in Gujarat, insisting the community feels insecure in the state despite several laws for their protection.


Sarabjit murder case: Pak jail superintendent record statement

A Pakistani jail superintendent today recorded his statement before an additional district and sessions judge Lahore in the murder case of Indian national Sarabjit Singh who was killed by fellow prisoners in 2013.


'Terror' bomber strikes New York subway, three hurt

A 27-year-old immigrant from Bangladesh detonated a homemade pipe bomb strapped to his body in a crowded New York subway passage during the morning rush hour on Monday, wounding three people and putting the city on edge just six weeks…

6 get death penalty in Tamil Nadu honour killing case

A local court in Tirupur district has sentenced six persons to death in an honour killing case. One of those sentenced to death is Chinnasamy - the father of S Kausalya whose husband Shankar was hacked to death in Tirupur in 2016. One…

Rahul slams PM Modi for attacking Manmohan Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modis comments against his predecessor Manmohan Singh over a dinner meeting with Pakistani diplomats were unacceptable, Congress president-elect Rahul Gandhi said here today.


Paresh Mesta murder: Police fire in the air, burst tear gas to quell mob


A self-sponsored bundh call was given in Sirsi (Uttara Kannada district) on Tuesday by Hindu activists demanding the arrest of culprits responsible for the death of activist Paresh Mesta.

5 missing after avalanches hit Army posts near LoC

At least five Army personnel went missing after avalanches, triggered by heavy snowfall, struck two forward posts in Gurez and Nowgam sectors of north Kashmirs Bandipora and Kupwara districts on Tuesday.

Tuesday, Dec 12

India, China and Russia refrain from seeking East Jerusalem as Palestine capital

India, Russia and China refrained from seeking East Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine after foreign ministers of the three countries met in New Delhi on Monday.

Belagere back in jail after treatment in Victoria


Senior journalist Ravi Belagere was taken to Victoria Hospital from Bengaluru Central Prisons at Parappana Agrahara on Tuesday night after the doctors at the jail hospital found variations in his blood pressure and sugar levels and, his…

Modi takes sea-plane from Sabarmati to visit Ambaji temple

Prime Minister Narendra Modi took off this morning in a sea-plane from the Sabarmati River here to Dharoi Dam in Mehsana district on the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat Assembly polls.Modi boarded the single-engine sea-plane from…

Pakistan Foreign Office lashes out at Modi, says 'don't drag Pak into elections'

Pakistan today dubbed as "baseless and irresponsible" attempts by Indian politicians to drag it into India's domestic politics, a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged Pakistani interference in the Gujarat Assembly election.Modi…

Monday, Dec 11

Don't need sermons, apologise: Manmohan tells Modi

An unusually combative former prime minister Manmohan Singh hit out at his successor Narendra Modi telling him that the Congress needed "no sermons on nationalism" from a person and party that had made compromises in fight against…

Finally, Rahul is Cong president

Rahul Gandhi was on Monday declared elected unopposed as the president of the Congress, marking an end of the 19-year-rule of incumbent Sonia Gandhi.The 47-year-old Rahul will formally assume charge as the 62nd president of the country's…

Judge remands Belagere in judicial custody for 14 days


Ravi Belagere, editor of Kannada weekly 'Hi Bengaluru' was, on Monday remanded in judicial custody for 14 days. He has been charged with giving 'supari' (contract) for killing one of his employees and journalist Sunil Heggaravalli.…

Pakistan is interfering in Gujarat election: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that Pakistan was interfering in Gujarat Assembly polls, and sought an explanation from the Congress over its top partymen who are said to have recently met leaders from the neighbouring country.…

Sunday, Dec 10

Actor Zaira 'molested' on flight; man arrested

The man who allegedly molested actor Zaira Wasim on board a Delhi-Mumbai flight last night was arrested here today after a huge public outcry over the incident prompted the Maharashtra State Commission for Women to seek an enquiry into the…

Karnataka: Three killed in two separate honour killings within 5 days


In two separate incidents of honour killings, three people, including a newly married couple, were done to death in Bagalkot district within a span of five days. In Hungund taluk of Bagalkote district, a Hescom lineman Sangamesh of the…

BJP, Congress out to debunk each other's vows to voters

Even as the first phase of Gujarat elections are complete and campaigning for the second phase is on in full swing, both the BJP and the Congress are out to knock out each other's promises to voters. If Rahul Gandhi is questioning the much…

Body of six-year-old rape victim cremated

A six-year-old girl, who was raped and killed in Haryana's Uklana area, was cremated today amid tight security, as the agitated locals protested over the gruesome crime.Some unidentified men had allegedly abducted the girl on Friday night…

Saturday, Dec 9

68 percent polling in Gujarat first phase elections

A little over 68% of 2.12 crore electorate in 19 districts of Saurashtra-Kutch and South Gujarat on Saturday peacefully voted to decide the fate of 977 candidates for 89 Assembly seats in the first phase of the election.The low turnout…

PAAS leader claims 'fixing' between Hardik Patel, Congress

Hardik Patels key aide and senior member of Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti Dinesh Bambhania has alleged that the quota agitation spearheads support to the Congress party smacks of some kind of "fixing" between them.

Gujarat polls 1st phase: 21.09% turnout at 12pm

Around 21.09% voter turnout was recorded at 12pm during polling on 89 seats of Saurashtra and South Gujarat regions in the first phase of the crucial Gujarat assembly polls. After the polling process began at 8 am, people could be seen…

Friday, Dec 8

Aiyar gave 'supari' in Pakistan to get me "removed": Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar of giving 'supari' (contract) while on a visit to Pakistan to get him "removed" from the way to ensure peace between India and the neighbouring country.

Tabloid editor Ravi Belagere arrested

Ravi Belagere, editor of Kannada weekly 'Hi Bengaluru', was arrested on Friday for paying a sharpshooter to kill his colleague Sunil Heggaravalli, police said. Joint Commissioner of Police Satheesh Kumar told reporters the supari (killing…

Pakistan allows Kulbhushan's wife, mother to meet him

The wife and mother of Kulbhushan Jadhav will travel to Pakistan to meet him on December 25 - eight months after he was put on death row in the neighbouring country. Islamabad accepted New Delhi's demand to allow Jadhav's mother Avantika…

Wassenaar Arrangement admits India as 42nd member

India got a berth at the Wassenaar Arrangement, which controls the global commerce of conventional arms and dual-use goods and technologies.