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Plane crashes in Iran with more than 50 aboard: media

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An Iranian passenger plane has crashed into the countrys Zagros mountains with more than 50 people on board, the head of the countrys emergency services told local media on Sunday.

CBI makes first arrests in PNB scam; blame game on

The CBI on Saturday made the first arrests in the multi-crore bank fraud involving billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi, taking into custody three people with a Mumbai court saying the scam has "consequences for the economy of the…

Mohammed Harris Nalpad expelled from Cong for assaulting businessman

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The state Congress on Sunday expelled Bengaluru city youth Congress general secretary Mohammed Haris Nalpad from the party for six years for reportedly assaulting a businessman. Mohammed Haris, who is the son of Congress MLA from…

11% turnout in first two hours of polling in Tripura

About 11% of Tripura's electorate had cast their vote within the first two hours in the state Assembly elections which began at 7am on Sunday, Additional Chief Electoral Officer Tapas Roy said.Elections are being held in 59 out of the…

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Shame on you! student tells Trump at Florida anti-gun rally

A student survivor of the Parkland school shooting called out US President Donald Trump today over his ties to the powerful National Rifle Association, in a poignant address to an anti-gun rally in Florida.

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JD(S) counters Ahinda, Hindutva politics with 'Bahujan' card

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The JD(S), which is making a desperate bid to return to power in the state, on Saturday used its 'gathbandhan' with the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), to display its show of strength, by far the party's biggest till date. The JD(S) leadership…

Ambareesh: Won't say no if I get a chance to be chief minister

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Actor-turned-politician M H Ambareesh has been nursing a chief ministerial dream for the last 15 years. But, he is no dreamcatcher. "I have been a chief minister candidate for 15 years and I will not say no if the opportunity comes my way.…

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Vice President calls to end political killings

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu today condemned political killings and asked people to isolate the forces of violence."Progress will not be possible without peace. I appeal to the people of Kerala to isolate the forces of violence," he…

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Congress fields lady doc in Yogi's hometown for LS bypoll in UP

Hoping to regain lost grounds in Uttar Pradesh, that sends 80 members to Lok Sabha, Congress has fielded a lady doctor in the bypoll from Gorakhpur, the hometown of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The Congress nominee Dr. Surhita Kareem…

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BJP links Rahul, Singhvi to Nirav Modi; Congress says diversionary tactics

The BJP on Saturday tried to pin the blame for the PNB banking fraud on the Congress claiming that it was UPA's "original sin" and sought to link controversial diamond merchant Nirav Modi to Rahul Gandhi and Abhishek Manu Singhvi. While…

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MP C S Puttaraju condemns Rajinikanth's remarks

MP C S Puttaraju on Saturday condemned Superstar Rajinikanth's remarks on the Supreme Court'd verdict on Cauvery river dispute. The actor had stated on Friday that the Supreme Court's verdict reducing the quantum of water to Tamil Nadu…

Four students injured as classroom roof collapses

Four students were injured as a portion of the roof of a classroom came crashing down on them at government first grade degree college at Malur here on Saturday. The injured are Asha, Aruna, Mamtha and Monisha, all first year BSc students.…

Modi govt institutionalising 'crony capitalism', says Congress

The Congress on Saturday held the BJP responsible for the Rs 11,400-crore Punjab National Bank scam involving jewellery designer Nirav Modi and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of institutionalising "crony capitalism". Congress leader…

India, Iran ink 9 pacts after 'substantive' talks between Modi, Rouhani

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday held "substantive" talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to boost cooperation in key areas of security, trade and energy, after which the two sides inked nine pacts, including one on double…

Only Gitanjali store in Kolkata winding up process

The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday said the solitary Gitanjali Gems store here has started winding up since the Rs 11,400-crore Punjab National Bank scam broke out. The name of Mehul Choksi, the owner of the store, features in the…

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Arvinder Singh Lovely returns to Congress

The Congress on Saturday welcomed former Delhi unit chief Arvinder Singh Lovely back into the party, a move that is seen as a signal to other leaders who left the organisation for greener pastures.Lovely, a confidant of former Delhi chief…

Cut in quantum of Cauvery water disappointing, says Palaniswami

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami on Saturday expressed disappointment over the Supreme Court verdict reducing the quantum of Cauvery water to be released for Tamil Nadu, but said certain points in the judgement should be welcomed.…

No question of second Brexit referendum, says Britian PM

Britains Prime Minister Theresa May ruled out a second vote on the countrys membership of the European Union, saying there was no going back on the result of the June 2016 vote.

Trump visits Florida shooting survivors, FBI admits it missed tip

US President Donald Trump on Friday visited a Florida hospital to offer comfort to those wounded in a mass school shooting, after the FBI admitted it mishandled a tip about the troubled teen behind the massacre that left 17 dead.

Saturday, Feb 17

Environment Ministry notifies draft rules of Compensatory Afforestation Act

The Environment Ministry has notified the draft rules of the Compensatory Afforestation Act. The act seeks to ensure expeditious utilisation of amounts realised in lieu of forest land diverted for non-forest purpose. Elaborating on the…

India giving befitting reply to Pak's nefarious acts: Rajnath

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan. Singh, who was here to attend a programme at Rohilkhand University, said bilateral talks and terrorism cannot go…

Friday, Feb 16

Siddaramaiah offers sops to all eyeing polls

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Friday unveiled a bouquet of new schemes, sops and freebies in an effort to appease almost all sections of people. He presented a budget with no new taxes for 2018-19 financial year ahead of the crucial…

Free bus passes for students, free education to girls in govt colleges

Ahead of the assembly elections, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is presenting the his last budget on Friday. This is also Siddaramaiah’s 13th budget presentation as the Finance Minister.Siddaramaiah, who will lead the Congress in…

Finally, Karnataka to get more Cauvery water

The Supreme Court on Friday directed for additional intake of 14.75 TMC ft of Cauvery river water for Karnataka by reducing the overall quantum of water for Tamil Nadu, in a decision that might put curtains on one of the protracted inter…

Nirav Modi left India with family in first week of January

Billionaire jewellery designer Nirav Modi had left the country on January 1 much before the CBI received a complaint from Punjab National Bank on January 29 about a Rs 280-crore fraud, officials said. His brother Nishal, a Belgian citizen,…

Thursday, Feb 15

3 killed in under construction building collapse in Bengaluru

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Three workers were killed and 12 injured after a five-storey building, half of it under construction, collapsed at Jayaramareddy Layout in Kasuvanahalli on Sarjapur Road in Bengaluru on Thursday evening. Over 15 others are yet to be traced…

BSY's 'chicken' barb shows BJP is nervous: Shiv Sena

Slamming Karnataka BJP chief B S Yeddyurappa over his remarks that the Congress president Rahul Gandhi had consumed meat before visiting a temple, the Shiv Sena on Thursday said that discussing such issues during poll campaign shows the …

Raids on Nirav yield Rs 5k cr diamonds, gold

Investigators seized diamonds and gold worth Rs 5,100 crore from Nirav Modi's premises on Thursday when it emerged that the billionaire diamond merchant, his wife, brother and uncle flew out of India before the CBI named them in the Rs 11…

17 killed as expelled ex-student goes on shooting spree in US school

An expelled former student armed with a powerful assault rifle unleashed a hail of gunfire in a Florida high school, killing at least 17 people and injuring over a dozen others, including an Indian-American student, in one of the deadliest…

Wednesday, Feb 14

Punjab National Bank detects Rs 11,344 crore fraud

The Punjab National Bank (PNB) has detected a fraud of Rs 11,344.40 crore in one of its Mumbai branches. The transactions are supposed to be linked to billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi and a jewellery company. PNB has registered two…

Suspected terrorist nabbed, police say plans to revive IM nipped in bud

A suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist, who managed to flee during the Batla House encounter in Delhi ten years ago, was arrested from Indo-Nepal border, police said on Wednesday.

Pak cracks down on seminaries, health facilities run by Saeed

Under pressure to act against banned groups, Pakistan has launched a crackdown on seminaries and health facilities run by Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, a media report said on Wednesday. The action came after a high-level UN…

Main accused in Dalit students lynching held

Four days after the brutal lynching of a Dalit law student by a group of people following an argument at a restaurant in Allahabad, police nabbed the main accused Vijay Shankar Singh, who was a Railway employee. Singh, who had been…

Tuesday, Feb 13

Centre clears mega purchase of weapons for armed forces

The Centre on Tuesday approved the purchase of weapons worth about Rs 15,931 crore for the armed forces to help them deal with security challenges along the nation's disputed borders. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman chaired a meeting…

Defence Ministry's nod for procuring 7.40 lakh assault rifles

The Defence Ministry today cleared a proposal to buy 7.40 lakh assault rifles at a cost of Rs 12,280 crore for the three services, officials said.

30-hour-long encounter ends in Srinagar with killing of two LeT militants

The 30-hour-long gun battle between holed up militants and security forces in Karan Nagar area, here, ended on Tuesday afternoon with the killing of two Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) ultras. "Both the militants, who had engaged security forces…

Sunjuwan attack: Body of another soldier recovered; toll rises to 10

The body of another soldier was today recovered from the encounter site inside the Sunjuwan Military camp here, taking the death toll in the terror attack to 10, including six Army personnel and three terrorists of the JeM. The body of the…