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SC accepts Centre’s revised offer of 400 sq mt land for Guru Ravidas temple
on 2019-10-21 at 08:51
Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Shripathi Ravindra Bhat that the Centre has revised its offer from 200 square metre area for the temple to 400 square metre keeping in view the faith and sentiments of devotees. The bench directed the Centre to constitute within six weeks a committee for the construction of the temple in the area earmarked for it.
Congress hits campaign mode in Karnataka; BJP, JD(S) to wait & watch
on 2019-10-21 at 08:32
Although the Congress has yet to officially launch its election campaign, Siddaramaiah who was appointed as the leader of the opposition in the Karnataka Assembly, has unofficially kickstarted election work.
BJP will have record-breaking victories in Maharashtra, Haryana: Nitin Gadkari
on 2019-10-21 at 08:32
“We have done a lot of work in various areas, particularly in irrigation and agriculture. Maharashtra is progressing a lot. Considering the amount of work and development that chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has done in the last five years in Maharashtra, I am sure we will have a record-breaking victory in the state elections here,” he told ANI.
Amit Shah may take up lynching cases in Eastern Zonal Council meeting
on 2019-10-21 at 08:29
Amit Shah, who will be attending his first meeting of the Eastern Zonal Council, according to officials, has already held discussions with the Western Zonal Council in Goa and Northern Zonal Council at Chandigarh, after taking over in June.
“Pak Should Behave Or…”: Satya Pal Malik Points To Artillery Attack
on 2019-10-21 at 08:22
Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik today issued a warning to Pakistan, promising a repeat of artillery strikes if it does not “behave”. There was also a message for the young men in Jammu and…
Pakistan army rejects India’s claim of destroying terror camps in PoK
by PTI on 2019-10-21 at 08:17
“The Indian Army chief’s statement claiming destruction of 3 alleged camps is disappointing as he holds a very responsible appointment,” says Pakistan military spokesman Maj. Gen. Ghafoor.
IRCTC to pay around Rs 1.62 lakh as compensation for late running of Tejas Express
on 2019-10-21 at 08:08
A delay of more than three hours in the running of Delhi-Lucknow Tejas Express on October 19 has cost IRCTC around Rs 1.62 lakh which the railway subsidiary will pay through its insurance companies as compensation to around 950 passengers, a first in the history of Indian Railways, officials said on Monday.
Court begins cross-examination of victim in Tarun Tejpal sexual assault case
on 2019-10-21 at 08:08
The case will be heard by the court over a span of three days, starting today. Tejpal, a veteran journalist, was accused of sexual assault by a female colleague in November 2013. He was arrested on November 30, 2013, and is currently out on bail.
Crimes increasing ever since BJP government came to power in UP: Mayawati
on 2019-10-21 at 07:40
BSP president Mayawati on Monday alleged that ever since the BJP came to power in Uttar Pradesh, crimes have been increasing, making life miserable for the common man.
‘Most honest man’: Rahul’s dig at BJP after candidate’s EVM remarks
on 2019-10-21 at 07:38
Rahul Gandhi on Monday shared on Twitter a viral video in which Bakhshish Singh Virk, the BJP MLA from Assandh constituency in Haryana, is seen claiming that no matter which button is pressed on the electronic voting machine, the vote would go to the saffron party. Sharing the video, Rahul Gandhi called Virk “the most honest man in the BJP”.
“We Stand By You”: Mamata Banerjee In Birthday Message To Farooq Abdullah
on 2019-10-21 at 07:37
Assuring former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah of standing by him during “difficult times”, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday extended birthday wishes to the…
“Terror Modules”: Latest From UP Police In Hindu Group Leader’s Murder
on 2019-10-21 at 07:31
Three days after Kamlesh Tiwari, an Uttar Pradesh politician, was killed at his Lucknow residence, the cops have yet to arrest either of two suspects, with senior city and state police officials…
“Will Impact Future Generations”: Muslim Parties To Top Court On Ayodhya
on 2019-10-21 at 07:24
Muslim parties, including UP Sunni Wakf Board, have filed their written submissions in the Supreme Court in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute at Ayodhya and said that the…
Pakistan making ‘business out of faith’, Harsimrat on Kartarpur service charge
on 2019-10-21 at 07:21
“The $20 fee each charged by Pak for Kartarpur Sahib darshan is atrocious. How will a poor devotee pay this amount? Pakistan has made a business out of faith. @ImranKhan’s statement that this fee will boost Pak’s economy & result in earning foreign exchange is highly shameful,” Harsimrat said a tweet.
Mamata Banerjee assures Farooq Abdullah of standing by him in ‘difficult times’
on 2019-10-21 at 07:12
VD Savarkar An “Accomplished Man”: Abhishek Singhvi Amid Bharat Ratna Row
on 2019-10-21 at 07:12
Senior Congress leader Abhishek Singhvi on Monday praised VD Savarkar, saying he was an “accomplished man” who played a part in the freedom struggle, fought for Dalit rights and went to jail for the…
China issues stinging rebuke of U.S. at Beijing defense forum
by AP on 2019-10-21 at 07:07
Gen. Wei Fenghe did not refer directly to the U.S. in his opening remarks at the Xiangshan Forum.
We Have Been Targeted For Last 90 Years: Mohan Bhagwat
on 2019-10-21 at 07:06
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Mondaysaid the Sangh has been targeted since last 90 years, but there is no need to worry as the society is one and willalways remain so.
Sex CD case: SC stays criminal trial against Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel
on 2019-10-21 at 07:01
The Supreme Court on Monday stayed the ongoing criminal trial in the alleged sex CD case involving Chhattisgarh CM Bhupesh Baghel as an accused. The SC also issued a notice to Baghel on a plea of probe agency CBI seeking transfer of the criminal case out of Chhattisgarh on grounds including that the CM has been allegedly threatening the witnesses in the case.
Dhananjay Munde’s Clip On Pankaja Edited, Says NCP Leader; Files Case
on 2019-10-21 at 06:57
A day after a case was filed against NCP leader Dhananjay Munde over his alleged obscene remarks against cousin and Maharashtra minister Pankaja Munde, an FIR has been filed against unidentified…
Madhya Pradesh By-Election 2019: 24.76 Per Cent Turnout Till 11 am
on 2019-10-21 at 06:56
The Congress has fielded former Union minister Kantilal Bhuria (68) from the seat against BJP’s Bhanu Bhuria, who is contesting his maiden election.
Top Court Allows Muslim Parties To File Written Note In Ayodhya Case
on 2019-10-21 at 06:54
The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Muslim parties, including UP Sunni Wakf Board, to file their written note in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, in which they have…
Winter session of Parliament from November 18 to December 13: Sources
on 2019-10-21 at 06:52
The next session of Parliament will be held from November 18 to December 13, sources said, adding that the ministry of parliamentary affairs has communicated it to the secretariats of both Houses. A number of bills are likely to be taken up during the winter session. Further, two crucial ordinances are on the list to be converted into law during the session.
U.S. troops cross into Iraq from Syria: Reuters witnesses, security source
by Reuters on 2019-10-21 at 06:49
Reuters video images showed armoured vehicles carrying troops into Iraq, part of the U.S. withdrawal from Syria. A Reuters cameraman saw more than 100 vehicles crossing.
Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019: Devendra Fadnavis Casts Vote In Nagpur
on 2019-10-21 at 06:47
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis cast his vote in Nagpur city of Maharashtra on Monday and urged people to participate in the “festival of democracy”.
Court allows ED to interrogate Ratul Puri in Tihar
on 2019-10-21 at 06:47
Puri, who is the nephew of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath, is accused of allegedly receiving kickbacks in the deal. He was arrested by the ED on September 3. Special judge Arvind Kumar permitted the law enforcement agency to probe Puri from October 22 to 24. It also allowed counselor access to Ratul Puri’s lawyer for 30 min on the same days.
Parliament’s Winter Session From November 18 To December 13
on 2019-10-21 at 06:40
The winter session of parliament will be held from November 18 to December 13, the government has told the secretariats of both houses. A number of bills are likely to be taken up during the winter…
Rahul Gandhi Says This Leader Is “The Most Honest Man In The BJP”
on 2019-10-21 at 06:37
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi today took a pot-shot at the BJP over one of its candidates in Haryana declaring that no matter what button is pressed on Electronic Voting Machine (EVM)s, every vote will…
24 Per Cent Polling Till 11:30 Am In Himachal Pradesh By-Election
on 2019-10-21 at 06:35
About 24 per cent polling was recorded till 11:30 am for the two Assembly seats in Himachal Pradesh, a state election official said.
Infosys Says Looking Into “Unethical Practices” Alleged In Letter: Report
on 2019-10-21 at 06:34
A few unnamed employees of software giant Infosys have accused its chief executive officer (CEO) Salil Parekh and chief financial officer (CFO) Nilanjan Roy of unethical practices for many quarters.
Maharashtra polls: Praful Patel casts vote, says Congress-NCP will form government
on 2019-10-21 at 06:31
“Maharashtra was ranked first in almost every sector, be it job or farming. But in the last five years, the state is now lagging behind. I believe that people will express their anger through their votes whatever has happened in these last five years. Congress, NCP and other small parties will form the government again,” Patel told reporters after exercising his franchise.
Uttar Pradesh By-Election 2019: 15-16 Per Cent Voting Till 11 Am
on 2019-10-21 at 06:26
Of the 11 seats, eight were held earlier by the BJP and one by BJP ally Apna Dal (Sonelal). The seats of Rampur and Jalalpur (Ambedkarnagar) were held by the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj…
Manohar Khattar travels by train to Karnal, then rides bicycle to cast his vote
on 2019-10-21 at 06:23
Babita Phogat Cast Vote, Vows To Promote Sports If Elected
on 2019-10-21 at 06:15
Wrestler-turned-politician and BJP candidate Babita Phogat on Monday cast her vote in her native village in Bhiwani along with her father Mahavir Phogat and sister Geeta Phogat.
PM Modi congratulates Joko Widodo for his re-election as Indonesian President
on 2019-10-21 at 06:03
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated Joko Widodo for his re-election as the President of Indonesia and expressed confidence in his “dynamic leadership” which would further help in deepening New Delhi and Jakarta’s ties.
Ayodhya verdict will have ‘consequences’ for future polity of country: Muslim parties
on 2019-10-21 at 06:02
It said that “this court’s decision may impact the minds of millions who are citizens of this country and who believe in constitutional values embraced by all when India was declared a republic on January 26, 1950.” It said since the judgement will have far-reaching implications, it is for the court to consider the consequences of its historic judgement by moulding the relief in a fashion that will reflect the constitutional values that this great nation espouses.
China’s defence minister says resolving ‘Taiwan question’ is national priority
by Reuters on 2019-10-21 at 05:53
Tensions between China and Taiwan have ratcheted up ahead of the self-ruled island’s presidential election in January. Taiwan is China’s most sensitive territorial issue.
N.Korea says U.S., S.Korea must present new solutions for conflict
by Reuters on 2019-10-21 at 05:52
The remarks add to recent comments from Pyongyang expressing discontent at the lack of progress in its negotiations with Washington.
Ayodhya: SC allows Muslim parties to bring on its record written note
on 2019-10-21 at 05:49
The SC on Monday allowed Muslim parties to file their written note in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute case, in which they have submitted that the verdict will have “consequences” for the future polity of the country. A lawyer said that various parties and the SC registry had raised objection to the filing of the written note in sealed cover.
Aamir Khan Votes For Maharashtra Polls, And Has A Request
on 2019-10-21 at 05:45
Film star Aamir Khan and filmmaker Kiran Rao were among the early voters this morning in Maharashtra, where assembly polls are being held today.
PM Modi Tweets Tamil Version Of His Poem; Kollywood Says “Thank You”
on 2019-10-21 at 05:33
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Tamil version of a poem that he wrote after visiting a picturesque, rocky heritage site in the coastal state has won praise from Kollywood actors. PM Modi took Chinese…
Polling underway in Maharashtra, Haryana assembly elections
on 2019-10-21 at 05:31
Chaitanya Mahaprabhu’s Charan Paduka in Vrindavan today for devotees
on 2019-10-21 at 05:23
Fire Engulfs Hotel In Indore, Miraculous Escape For Guests
on 2019-10-21 at 05:13
A major fire has broken out at the Golden Hotel in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. Fire trucks have reached the spot and efforts to extinguish the blaze are going on.
Researchers find second warship from WWII Battle of Midway
by AP on 2019-10-21 at 05:12
They used an autonomous underwater vehicle, or AUV, equipped with sonar to find the ship
Assembly Election: Facebook Alerts People To Vote In Haryana, Maharashtra
on 2019-10-21 at 05:00
Facebook on Monday activated its election notification feature for India, requesting people to go out and vote for their candidates in the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly polls and post that they…
Canada elects Parliament in vote seen as threat to Trudeau
by AP on 2019-10-21 at 04:19
Polls indicate Trudeau’s Liberal Party could lose to the rival Conservatives, or perhaps win but still fail to get a majority of seats in Parliament and have to rely on an opposition party to remain in power.
Bolivia’s Morales confident he will win outright
by Reuters on 2019-10-21 at 02:46
Mr. Morales (59), said he was certain outstanding votes from rural areas, where he tends to have stronger support, would deliver him another “historic” victory and a congressional majority.
U.S. defense chief in Afghanistan for firsthand look at war
by AP on 2019-10-21 at 02:31
Mr. Esper told reporters traveling with him that he believes the U.S. can reduce its force in Afghanistan to 8,600 without hurting the counterterrorism fight against al-Qaida and the Islamic State group.
Chilean state of emergency extended around country after at least seven die in riots
by Reuters on 2019-10-21 at 02:29
Andres Chadwick cited 70 incidents of “serious incidents of violence” on October 20
Canada election: Liberals, Tories slug it out on last day of campaigning
by AFP on 2019-10-21 at 01:13
“We need a strong, progressive government that will unite Canadians and fight climate change, not a progressive opposition,” said Trudeau.
Boeing expresses regret over ex-pilot’s messages on 737 MAX software
by Reuters on 2019-10-20 at 22:10
The world’s largest planemaker has been plunged into a fresh crisis over the safety of the banned aircraft.