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Dengue cases double; state in second spot

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All-out efforts by the state government to prevent dengue outbreak have gone in vain.The cases of the virulent fever has doubled since last year, earning Karnataka the second spot for highest number of dengue cases nationwide. Around 13…

17 new govt engineering colleges on anvil; 10 in N-K

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At a time when engineering colleges are struggling to stay afloat, the Department of Technical Education (DTE) has proposed starting 17 new government engineering colleges. The proposals were sent to the government between April 2016 and…

Parking slots may be reserved for women on Church Street

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The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike is considering designated parking for women on Church Street.“It is difficult for them to find slots on such a busy road. We are planning to reserve parking for them, as also for the physically…

India, US to firm up Indo-Pacific strategy to counter China

India and the United States of America will give shape to a new joint strategy to counter China in Indo-Pacific, when Rex Tillerson, American Secretary of State, will visit New Delhi next week.Tillerson will meet External Affairs Minister…

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Odisha cracker factory blast toll rises to 11

The death toll in an explosion at an illegal firecracker factory in Odishas Balasore district rose to 11 today with five more persons succumbing to burn injuries, while a police officer was suspended for the tragedy. The massive explosion…

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Name rural toilets 'izzat ghar': Centre to states

The Centre has written to each state government to name toilets built in rural households as "izzat ghar" or "house of dignity" or any other appropriate equivalent in the local language. Noting that the toilets in rural households in many…

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All inter-religious marriages not 'love jihad': Kerala HC

The Kerala High Court today held that all inter-religious weddings cannot be viewed as love jihad as it upheld a marriage between a Hindu woman and a Muslim man. A division bench comprising justices V Chitambaresh and Sathish Ninan made…

PM conveys Diwali greetings to INS Tarini crew

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished a happy Diwali to the all-women crew of naval vessel INS Tarini, currently on a mission to circumnavigate the globe. He made a video call to the crew members of INS Tarini to wish them on behalf of…

India, Russia kick off military exercise

The first tri-service military exercise involving the army, air force and navy of India and Russia commenced from Thursday, signalling the depth of military closeness between the two allies.Naval frigate INS Satpura and corvette INS…

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Sitharaman celebrates Diwali with troops at Andaman & Nicobar

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman celebrated Diwali today with military personnel at the strategically important tri-services command on the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.Sitharaman, who arrived at the command yesterday, also reviewed its…

India condemns terror attack in Afghanistan

New Delhi strongly condemned the terror attack on an Afghan Army base at Kandahar in Southern Afghanistan on Thursday.Taking a dig at Pakistan, India pointed out that reconciliation efforts in Afghanistan could begin only if it stops…

SP family puts up united show on Deepawali

The chances of resolution of differences within the warring Samajwadi Party (SP) family members brightened up on Thursday as the party national president Akhilesh Yadav and his estranged uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav celebrated Deepawali…

CPI(M) sees no threat from BJP in Kerala

The CPM believes that the BJP's ambitious 'yatra' in Kerala was a blessing in disguise for the Left and did no good for the saffron party.While the BJP is not yet sure of the exact impact it created through its 'Jan Raksha Yatra', the Left…

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Sanjana (3), building crash survivor, dies

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Sanjana, the three-year-old who had survived a building crash in Eijipura on Monday, died of burns on Thursday. A 45-year-old building collapsed early on Monday, following an LPG explosion. Sanjana didnt respond to treatment, according to…

Delhi airport gets hoax call about 'bomb on plane' on Diwali

The security agencies at the Delhi airport had a nervous moment today after they received a hoax call about a bomb on a Mumbai-bound flight.A call centre of the airport operator received the call from a mobile phone at about 2 pm. The…

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Exempt handmade products from GST, urges CM's letter to Jaitley

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Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday wrote to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, urging him to exempt handmade products from the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime.Siddaramaiah’s letter to Jaitley comes even as veteran theatreperson…

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Deoband bans Muslim women from posting pics on social media

Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has issued a fatwa, terming that Muslim women uploading photographs on social networking sites is 'un-Islamic'.Earlier, it had asked Muslim women not to pluck and shape their eyebrows. The decree,…

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Camera trap survey shows presence of snow leopards in Arunachal

A recent study by the World Wildlife Federation-India on snow leopards has yielded photo evidence of the elusive species in Arunachal Pradesh, a state resplendent with biodiversity and yet largely unexplored. The evidence is particularly…

74-yr-old Pune woman scales Mt Kilimanjaro

In an act of sheer grit and determination, a 74-year-old woman from Pune recently scaled Mount Kilimanjaro, Africas highest peak, reports DHNS from Mumbai. The founder of Giripremi, a mountaineering institute, Ushaprabha Page was…

Yeddyurappa hospitalised

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BJP state president B S Yeddyurappa has been admitted to a private hospital in Bengaluru, for high fever and fluctuations in blood pressure. According to Dr Prasad of Sagar Apollo Hospital, where Yeddyurappa is admitted, the former chief…

Thursday, Oct 19

'Rahul asked us to avoid making personal comments against BJP leaders'

Karnataka Congress leader G Parameshwara today said Rahul Gandhi has advised state party leaders against making personal comments on opposition BJP leaders and instead engage them on national and local issues in run up to the next year's…

Wednesday, Oct 18

Ram Rajya means no poverty or discrimination, says Adityanath in Ayodhya

Seeking to deflect opposition criticism, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said today that no politics should be seen behind his government's efforts to develop this temple town which gave the idea of 'Ram Rajya' - where there…

Key to India becoming permanent member of UNSC is not to touch veto: Haley

The key to India becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council is "not to touch the veto", US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said as she identified Russia and China as the two global powers against changes in the current…

Downward revision of direct tax target likely

As the government stares at a huge shortfall in direct tax revenue this financial year, it may revise downward the lofty Budget target of Rs 9.8 lakh crore.“The tax revenue itself is slow due to slowdown in the economy and the impact of…

Modi says jawans are his family, celebrates Diwali with soldiers in Gurez Valley

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday celebrated Diwali with soldiers near the Line of Control (LoC) in Gurez sector of north Kashmir's Bandipora district.Like previous years, Modi’s Diwali date with troops was kept under wraps until…

Tuesday, Oct 17

Congress steps up pressure on Amit Shah, defends Vadra

The Congress on Tuesday strongly defended its president Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra, while demanding an enquiry by two sitting Supreme Court judges into the business dealings of BJP national president Amit Shah's son Jay Shah.…

Remarks on Taj: PM, Yogi snub Som

In an apparent snub to BJP legislator Sangeet Som, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that "nations cannot develop if they don't take pride in their history and heritage". The prime minister was speaking at the inauguration of…

Wipro's headcount declines by over 3k in 3 months

In line with the layoffs plaguing IT industry, India's third largest IT company Wipro has reduced its head count by over 3,000 in the second quarter.The company, that had 1,66,790 people working under it at the end of June quarter, saw its…

CM draws curtains on grand Soudha fete; caps cost at Rs 10 cr

Faced with severe criticism from various quarters on the Legislature Secretariat's lavish plan to celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Vidhana Soudha, Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Tuesday suggested to the Secretariat to cap the event at…

Monday, Oct 16

Talwars walk out of Dasna jail

Dentist couple Nupur and Rajesh Talwar walked out of Dasna Jail and four years of prison life today, four days after being acquitted in the murder case of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj. The Talwars, freed by the Allahabad…

BJP MLA calls Mughal emperors traitors; questions Taj Mahal's 'history'

Controversial BJP legislator from Uttar Pradesh, Sangeet Som, on Monday called the Taj Mahal a "blot" and wanted it removed from history textbooks.Som's statement comes days after the Taj Mahal, a World Heritage Site, found no mention in…

7 buried alive as building collapses in Ejipura

Seven people, including a pregnant woman, were buried alive when a two-storeyed building came crashing down at Gundappa Layout in Ejipura on Monday.An LPG cylinder explosion is suspected to have caused the collapse.Police have identified…

Why just Taj, demolish Rashtrapati Bhavan, parl house: Azam

Monuments such as the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Parliament House and the Red Fort should be demolished as they too are "symbols of slavery" just as the Taj Mahal, Samajwadi Party general secretary Azam Khan has said.The SP MLA's remarks last…

Sunday, Oct 15

India beat Pakistan 3-1 to top pool in Asia Cup Hockey

Favourites India continued their winning momentum defeating arch-rivals Pakistan 3-1 in a pool encounter of the 10th mens Asia Cup hockey tournament, here today. After the two easy wins against Japan (5-1) and hosts Bangladesh (7-0), as…

Girl washed away in drain

A 17-year-old girl drowned in an overflowing drain at Krishnappa Gardens in C V Raman Nagar on Sunday.The body was recovered nearly 400 metres from her house. The victim has been identified as Narasamma, daughter of Venkappa and Kashibai,…

Cong wins Gurdaspur LS seat with big margin

Congress proved its mettle in Punjab after it wrested the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat from the saffron party with a thumping margin on Sunday. Punjab state Congress chief Sunil Jakhar, who lost in the Assembly polls six months ago, won this…

SIT releases three sketches of two suspects in Gauri Lankesh murder case

Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing of senior journalist Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released three sketches of two suspects who executed the murder.Two of the sketches were the same person made based on different…