BJP leading in Assam panchayat polls

BJP leading in Assam panchayat polls

December 16, 2018 7:48 pm

Guwahati: The BJP is maintaining a lead in Assam panchayat polls by pocketing 41 per cent of the total seats and marching ahead of the Congress which secured 32 per cent of the seats, as counting continued for the fifth day on Sunday. The BJP has bagged 10,953 seats, followed by the Congress 8,646, Independents […]

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Army celebrates 'Vijay Diwas' in J-K

Army celebrates ‘Vijay Diwas’ in J-K

December 16, 2018 7:42 pm

Jammu: General Officer Commanding-in-chief, northern command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh Sunday led his men and celebrated the 47th anniversary of Vijay Diwas, marking India’s military victory over Pakistan in 1971 war. The celebration commemorated with a wreath-laying ceremony at ‘Dhruva Shahid Smarak’ by Lieutenant Gen Singh at Udhampur garrison with traditional enthusiasm, a defence spokesperson […]

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PM slams Cong for 'weakening' judiciary

PM slams Cong for ‘weakening’ judiciary

December 16, 2018 7:36 pm

Prayagraj (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday charged the Congress with “building pressure” on the judiciary and urged people to remain wary of such a party. Referring to the Congress, Modi said the party which has ruled this country for the longest period has tried to influence the judiciary. Addressing a gathering in the pilgrim […]

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PM inaugurates command and control centre for Kumbh Mela

PM inaugurates command and control centre for Kumbh Mela

December 16, 2018 7:30 pm

Prayagraj (UP): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday inaugurated the state-of-the-art command and control centre for the Kumbh Mela here. He performed Ganga Pujan and visited the Swachh Kumbh exhibition. Modi also visited the ‘Akshayavat’ in Prayagraj before proceeding to Andawa to dedicate to the nation various development projects to clean the Ganges and ghats ahead […]

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Outcome of climate talks in Poland positive: India

Outcome of climate talks in Poland positive: India

December 16, 2018 5:06 pm

New Delhi: India Sunday termed “positive” the outcome of climate talks in Poland as it sets nations on the path for successful implementation of the historic Paris Agreement, and asserted it engaged in the negotiations “constructively” while protecting the country’s key interests. Negotiators from nearly 200 countries earlier Sunday finalised a set of rules that […]

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France's 'yellow vest' protesters gather on decisive weekend

France’s ‘yellow vest’ protesters gather on decisive weekend

December 16, 2018 4:57 pm

Paris: “Yellow vest” demonstrators began gathering on the Champs-Elysees in Paris on Saturday morning for a fifth weekend of protests in defiance of calls by the French government to stay home. President Emmanuel Macron, facing the biggest crisis of his presidency, announced a series of concessions on Monday to defuse the explosive “yellow vest” movement […]

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Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff

Trump names Mick Mulvaney as interim Chief of Staff

December 16, 2018 4:46 pm

Washington: US President Donald Trump has named his budget director Mick Mulvaney as interim White House chief of staff, putting a halt to a chaotic search to who will take over one of the most important positions in the federal government. The US president tweeted on Friday that Mulvaney “has done an outstanding job” in […]

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Myanmar's president praises Rakhine state for 'auspicious' year

Myanmar’s president praises Rakhine state for ‘auspicious’ year

December 16, 2018 4:40 pm

Yangon: Myanmar’s president said Saturday it had been an “auspicious” year for Rakhine state, the violence-scarred territory and epicentre of the Rohingya crisis. More than 720,000 Rohingya have fled the western state since August 2017 after the military conducted “clearance operations,” sending a stream of refugees to neighbouring Bangladesh with accounts of rape, arson and […]

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K T Rama Rao would formally take over as working president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Monday.

KTR to assume charge as TRS working president on Monday

December 16, 2018 4:24 pm

Hyderabad: K T Rama Rao would formally take over as working president of the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) on Monday. TRS supremo and state Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao had on Friday appointed his son and former minister Rama Rao as the outfit’s working president. Rama Rao, the MLA from Sircilla seat and popularly known […]

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2 arrested in gang rape-murder of Dalit teen

2 arrested in gang rape-murder of Dalit teen

December 16, 2018 4:17 pm

Muzaffarnagar (UP): Two people have been arrested in connection with the gang rape and murder of a 15-year-old Dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district seven months ago, police said Sunday. Kuldeep and an woman, Malti, were arrested on Saturday in connection with the incident at a village in Purkazi block in May, the police […]

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