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New Delhi Updated on: October 08, 2019 23:23 IST
PM Modi burns Ravan in Delhi's Ramleela Ground
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PM Modi burns Ravan in Delhi's Ramleela Ground

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  • 9:02 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Construction of Ram Temple should be next agenda, says Uddhav Thackeray

    Uddhav Thackeray, said: "Construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya and enactment of Uniform Civil Code should be next on the agenda of the government." 

  • 7:39 PM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Rajnath Singh takes sortie in Rafale

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday took a sortie in a Rafale aircraft. India has received its first Rafale fighter jet. Rajnath Singh performed a Shastra Puja after receiving the Rafale in France. 

  • 6:39 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performs 'Shastra Puja' on Rafale jet

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh performs 'Shastra Puja', on the Rafale combat jet officially handed over to India. 


  • 6:23 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    It is our responsibility to kill the evils of our society, says PM Modi

    PM Modi says, "During the festival season, it is necessary to kill the evils of the society. It is our responsibility." 

  • 6:19 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Today is Vijayadashami as well Indian Air Force Day, says PM Modi

    PM Modi said: "Today is Vijayadashami as well as Indian Air Force Day. India is phenomenally proud of our Air Force."

  • 6:16 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    India is a land of Shakti Sadhna says PM Modi

    Prime Minister Modi said: "In the last nine days we worshipped Maa. Taking that spirit ahead, let us always work towards furthering empowerment as well as the dignity of women".

  • 6:12 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    PM Modi addresses from Ramleela Ground in Dwarka

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the crowd during Dussehra festival in Ramleela Ground in Dwarka on Tuesday. 

  • 6:01 PM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Dussehra: PM Modi attends Ravan Dahan event in Delhi's Dwarka

    Dussehra: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is attending Ravan Dahan event in Delhi's Dwarka. Currently, Ramlila is being performed on stage. 

  • 6:00 PM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    India finally gets Rafale! Rajnath Singh receives first aircraft

    India has got its first Rafale combat jet in France. Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has been handed over the first Rafale formally. He said: "I am happy that the delivery of Rafale aircraft is on schedule, I am confident that this will add further strength to our Air Force. I wish cooperation between our two major democracies further increases in all sectors. Today marks a new milestone in India-France strategic partnership.I look forward to taking a sortie in the Rafale aircraft. In India, today is the festival of Dusssehra also known as Vijayadashmi where we celebrate victory over evil. It is also the 87th Air Force Day, therefore the day becomes symbolic in so many ways."

  • 5:20 PM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Rafale to be India's own!

    India will only be the fourth country to fly the Rafale. The other three are France, Egypt and Qatar. The initials of the air chief RB-01 have been imprinted on the tail fin of the first Rafale jet that India is set to receive in honour of the key role that he played in the negotiations on behalf of India.

  • 4:43 PM (IST) Posted by Nidhi Taneja

    Rajnath Singh to receive India's first Rafale jet in France shortly

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will receive India's first Rafale jet in France shortly. He is presently at the Merignac airbase. Rafale, categorised as a 4.5 generation aircraft for its radar-evading stealth profile, will be a game changer for the Indian Air Force (IAF) since most of the aircraft in its inventory - including the Mirage 2000 and the Su-30 MkI - are classified as either third- or fourth-generation fighters.


  • 4:35 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Security forces eliminates LeT terrorist Ufaid Farooq in Awantipur encounter

    Security forces eliminated terrorist Ufaid Farooq Lone of Lashkar e Toiba, in encounter in Awantipur. Lone was involved in many terrorist activities including recent grenade attacks& in threatening and beating shopkeepers and fruit growers post abrogation of Articles 370 and 35A.
  • 4:14 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Local youth takes part in Indian Army recruitment

    Local youth took part in an Indian Army recruitment drive in Kupwara in Jammu and Kashmir today. 

  • 3:58 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz recieves Noble Prize in Physics

    2019 Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded one half to Canadian-American James Peebles 'for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology' & the other half jointly to Swiss scientists Michel Mayor & Didier Queloz 'for discovery of an exoplanet orbiting a solar-type star'.

  • 3:16 PM (IST) Posted by Sushmita Panda

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on the to recieve first Rafale combat aircraft

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on-board a French military aircraft in Paris. He is travelling in the aircraft from Paris to Mérignac to receive the first Rafale combat aircraft.


  • 2:23 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    ED can withhold names of tax evaders in Panama Papers: CIC

    The names of alleged tax evaders appearing in the Panama Papers leak can be withheld by the Enforcement Directorate from disclosure, the Central Information Commission has held. The Commission made these observations while deciding the plea of Durga Prasad Choudhary who did not get a satisfactory response from the agency on his RTI application. Choudhary, in 2017, had sought information on three points -- the list of people named in the Panama Papers, action taken on the leak, and the details of the officers responsible for the delay in the investigation. The agency claimed exemption from disclosure under Section 24(1) to deny the request after the matter reached the Commission, the highest adjudicating body to decide RTI matters.

  • 2:21 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Microsoft aims to bring Internet to 40mn people by 2022

    In a bid to connect billions of people that do not have access to Internet connectivity, tech giant Microsoft, through its Airband Initiative, now aims to extend Internet access to 40 million underserved people globally by July 2022. Started in 2017, Microsoft's Airband initiative streamlined efforts to set up Internet access across the US. This time the company is focusing on areas with significant underserved populations and it will start with Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa that have a regulatory interest in solving connectivity issues.

  • 2:20 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Decide to link Aadhar card with property transactions: Punjab & Haryana HC

    The Punjab and Haryana High Court has directed the Union Government and the two-state governments to take a decision on linking the Aadhar card with all property transactions by October 31. The order by a division bench led by Justice Rajiv Sharma and Harinder Singh Sidhu came on public interest litigation (PIL) that demands identification of properties made in another person's name. While disposing off the petition, the bench said that the petitioner has already made four representations in this regard to the Chief Ministers of Punjab and Haryana as well as the Administrator of Chandigarh and the Union of India on July 22.

  • 2:19 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Top tax official who made sensational allegations against CBDT chairman gets promoted

    A top tax official, who reportedly made an unprecedented attack on CBDT Chairman alleging victimisation, has been promoted to the apex grade equivalent to Special Secretary. Alka Tyagi, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (Unit 2) in Mumbai, had reportedly written to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, making serious allegations against CBDT Chairman Pramod Chandra Mody, saying a previously disposed of vigilance case against her was now being used by him as a "weapon of blackmail" to stall her posting.

    An October 3 order of the CBDT said that "consequent upon approval of the Competent Authority" Tyagi has been "promoted to the grade of Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax (level 17 in the pay matrix Rs 2.25 lakh)".

    Consequent upon the promotion, she was posted as Principal Director General of Income Tax (Training) at the National Academy of Direct Taxes in Nagpur, the order said.

  • 2:10 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Millions in California may lose power

    California's Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) has warned that it might shut off power this week in nearly 30 northern counties in the state northern region in response to strong and dry winds that poses a high risk of wildfires. The anticipated power outage, which may take place from early Wednesday through late Thursday, will impact vast areas in northern and central California, as well as almost every county in the Bay Area, Xinhua news agency quoted PG&E as saying on Monday.


  • 2:09 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    With USD 100 mn outlay, RailYatri to expand intercity bus ops

    Online travel startup RailYatri is planning to expand its 'IntrCity' bus service in the country over the next two years by increasing its fleet to 2000 from the existing 65 with an investment of up to USD 100 million. Backed by the latest technology, the firm is set to create a multi-modal intercity transportation solution for at least one-million passengers who fail to get their train tickets confirmed in a day.

  • 2:08 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Man gets life term for raping minor daughter-in-law

    A court in Maharashtra has awarded life imprisonment to a 50-year-old man for raping his teenaged daughter-in-law in 2015. Additional Sessions Judge AU Kadam, in her order on Monday, said the accused, who worked as a driver in a government department and resided in Palghar, needed to be convicted with a strong sentence. She pronounced the accused guilty under Indian Penal Code sections for rape and criminal intimidation and under provisions of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

  • 2:08 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Special schools making up for academic losses of students in Kashmir

    Some schools in the Valley have found a way around the protest-shutdown against the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status by holding early-morning classes for students to minimize academic losses before exams later this month. The children, sans the uniform, in Sebdan area of Budgam district, put school bags on their backs and walk to a house where their teachers wait to impart lessons that need to be covered before the final examinations.

  • 2:07 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Encounter in Chhattisgarh: Naxal killed, cop dies of heart attack

    A Naxal was gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Dantewada district on Tuesday. A District Reserve Guard (DRG) jawan received minor injuries in the face-off while another personnel died of a suspected heart attack prior to the operation. The skirmish took place around 9 am near Pitepal village when separate teams of security forces were out on anti-Naxal operations.

  • 2:06 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Man arrested for bid to smuggle narcotics worth Rs 200 cr

    A wanted drug smuggler allegedly having links with an international drug mafia has been arrested by Kerala Excise sleuths in connection with a bid to
    smuggle narcotics worth Rs 200 crore to Malaysia through Kochi last year. A lookout notice was issued against Ali alias Abdul Rahman from Chennai for his alleged role in the bid to smuggle 26.082 kg of ecstasy drug to Malaysia through a private courier service here last year. He is the second accused in the case.

  • 2:05 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Farmer dies of electric shock in Muzaffarnagar

    A 55-year-old farmer was electrocuted after he came in contact with a high-tension wire while operating a grass cutting machine. The incident took place at the farmer's house in Morna area on Monday. The deceased was identified as Bhagmal, a resident of Bhopa village. 

  • 2:04 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Village in Maharashtra worships demon king Ravan

    For most of us, the festival of Dussehra is a day to celebrate Lord Ram's victory over Ravan, symbolising the triumph of good over evil, but residents of a tiny village in Maharashtra's Akola district worship the demon king with equal fervour. An enormous black stone statue of Ravan, with 10 heads
    and 20 arms, stands tall in Sangola village where, according to locals, the Lanka king is being worshipped for the last 200 years.

  • 2:03 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Illegal liquor unit busted, six arrested

    A factory manufacturing country-made liquor illegally was busted and six people were arrested. Additional Superintendent of Police Lal Bharat Kumar Pal said the factory was raided on Monday following a tip-off. Raw material and machines worth Rs 5 lakh were seized during the police action, he said.
    Pal said the arrested people are being interrogated to find where the illicit liquor was being supplied.

  • 1:19 PM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Unable to repay loans, two farmers commit suicide

    Unable to repay their loans, two farmers allegedly committed suicide in Mahoba and Hamirpur districts, officials said on Tuesday. In Mahoba, Shankar Kushwaha (44) committed suicide by jumping in front of a train on Monday, Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Devendra Singh said.

  • 1:03 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Union Cabinet meet tomorrow

    Delhi: Union Cabinet to meet tomorrow at 10.30 am, at 7 Lok Kalyan Marg

  • 1:02 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Delhi: Woman, daughter dead in cylinder blast

    Delhi: 62-year-old woman and her 38-year-old daughter have died after a cylinder blast in Karawal Nagar. One other person injured in the incident.

  • 1:01 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    BJP expels 4 members from party

    Uttarakhand BJP on Tuesday expelled four workers and office bearers for working against party-supported nominees in the ongoing panchayat polls in the state. The party's state unit general secretary Rajendra Bhandari issued the letter expelling four more party functionaries on the direction of state BJP president Ajay Bhatt. Dehradun district BJP Mahila Morcha president Maya Pant was among those expelled from the party on Tuesday. This takes the total number of party workers expelled by the BJP for anti-party activities so far to 94, state BJP media incharge Devendra Bhasin said.

    India Tv - BJP expels 4 members from party

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    BJP expels 4 members from party

  • 12:59 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Nearly 100 climate activists arrested in NYC

    Nearly 100 climate activists were arrested in New York City during a protest after they blocked traffic and vandalized the iconic Wall Street Charging Bull statue. The protest on Monday was part of a series of global demonstrations organised by the UK-based Extinction Rebellion movement in some 60 cities worldwide. Local media reported that hundreds of people marched from downtown Manhattan's Battery Park to Wall Street, chanting slogans that call for more actions on climate change.

  • 12:58 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Five more elephants found dead near Thai waterfall

    Five more wild elephants were found dead near the site where six tuskers plunged to their death trying to save each other from a waterfall at a national park in Thailand. These additional corpses were located near the Haew Narok ("Hell's Fall") waterfall at Khao Yai National Park, about 2 km away from the spot where the initial six had been found on October 6, Witthaya Hongwiangchan, the director of protected areas for the regional office 1 of Prachinburi province, told Efe news.

  • 12:57 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Trump's call to leave Syria slammed by Republicans

    US President Donald Trump's latest call to end American involvement in Syria was slammed by Republicans, who warned that abandoning a key ally, the Kurds, and walking away from the fight against the IS would cause irreparable damage to Washington's interests. Congressional leaders including Republican Senators Marco Rubio of Florida, Ted Cruz of Texas along with top Democrats sharply criticized Trump's decision, reports Efe news.

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican, urged Trump to "exercise American leadership" and keep US troops in northern Syria.

  • 12:55 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Maruti cuts production for 8th straight month in September

    Reeling under a prolonged slowdown, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) reduced its production by 17.48 per cent in September, making it the eighth straight month when the country's largest carmaker lowered its output. The company produced a total of 1,32,199 units in September as against 1,60,219 units in the year-ago month, Maruti Suzuki India (MSI) said in a regulatory filing. Passenger vehicles' production last month stood at 1,30,264 units as against 1,57,659 units in September 2018, a decline of 17.37 per cent, it added.

    Production of mini and compact segment cars, including Alto, New WagonR, Celerio, Ignis, Swift, Baleno and Dzire stood at 98,337 units as against 1,15,576 units in September last year, down 14.91 per cent.

    Similarly, production of utility vehicles such as Vitara Brezza, Ertiga and S-Cross declined 17.05 per cent to 18,435 units as compared with 22,226 units a year ago.

  • 12:54 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Vice president to visit Comoros, Sierra Leone from October 10-14

    Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu will be on a visit to Comoros and Sierra Leone from October 10-14 during which he will hold talks with the top leadership of those countries to give a new momentum to bilateral ties as part of India's Africa outreach policy. The vice president's trip will be the first-ever high-level visit from India to the two countries, the Ministry of External Affairs said in a statement.

    Naidu will reach Moroni, Comoros, on Thursday and will have a detailed bilateral meeting with President Azali Assoumani the next day. He will also meet President of the Assembly of the Union of Comoros Abdou Ousseni, and address the Parliament Session there. The vice president will hold an interaction with the Indian community on October 10. During the visit a number of MoUs and agreements are likely to be signed, the MEA said.

  • 12:53 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    SRPF constable shoots self at Raj Bhawan, hospitalised

    A State Reserve Police Force (SRPF) constable posted at the Raj Bhawan allegedly shot himself with his service weapon. The incident took place on Monday evening following which he was rushed to a hospital where he was undergoing treatment. Constable Deepak Chavan, of the SRPF's 16 Kolhapur division, shot himself in the face with his gun in the servant quarters of the Governor's House.

    Chavan was initially taken to Elizabeth Hospital, but later shifted to Bombay Hospital where he was undergoing treatment in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

  • 12:52 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Greater Noida Authority asks plot owners to pay additional charge

    In a shocker for 25,000 plot owners in 50 sectors of booming Greater Noida town just on the outskirts of the national capital, GNIDA has slapped them with a demand notice to pay Rs 1,287 per square meter additional charge together with 11 per cent interest backdated to 2013. The demand follows Allahabad High Court asking it to give additional compensation to farmers whose land was acquired. Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority (GNIDA) borrowed money from banks to pay some of the farmers Rs 4,500 crore, and is now wanting to recover it by backdating the demand from existing plot owners.

    The additional charge of Rs 1,287 per sq mt will have to be paid by all plot owners irrespective of when they bought the area. This charge will be levied from May 1, 2013 and will attract a 11 per cent simple interest, GNIDA said in the order, adding the amount due will be payable in four equal instalments.

  • 12:50 PM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    TSRTC bus strike enters fourth day

    The indefinite strike by unions of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) continued for the fourth day on Tuesday even as Chief Minister
    K Chandrasekhar Rao termed the agitating staff as being "self-dismissed". With nearly 50,000 employees boycotting duties and state-run buses staying off roads, commuters specially Dasara travellers faced problems, though the RTC said it has taken measures to ensure that passengers needs are fulfilled and they do not suffer and around 11,000 vehicles including buses were being operated.

  • 11:56 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Encounter under way in Pulwama, militant killed

    Security forces killed a militant in an encounter in Awantipora town of Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday, a police spokesperson said.

    He said the gunbattle broke out between militants and security forces on the outskirts of Awantipora this morning following a tip about the presence of ultras in the area.

    One militant was killed in the encounter, which was still on, the official said. The identity and group affiliation of the militant was being ascertained. 

  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Construction industry could cut emissions 44% by 2050

    A research on Tuesday said changes to the construction industry could cut the emissions generated from buildings and infrastructure 44 per cent by 2050. The report, 'Building and Infrastructure Consumption Emissions', published by C40 Cities, Arup and University of Leeds urges action in six key areas to reduce the climate impact of construction in cities.

  • 11:46 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Hong Kong suspends cross-border train services to China

    Hong Kong's Mass Transit Railway (MTR) Corporation has suspended all cross-border services to mainland China after footage emerged of a train enroute to Guangzhou being attacked by more than 20 black-clad assailants. According to the footage, at about 11 p.m. on October 4 the train taking passengers to Guangzhou was surrounded when it reached the station, the South China Morning Post reported.

    The video showed attackers using hammers and steel bars to smash the glass windows of the train and the surveillance cameras on the station platform.

  • 11:43 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Inter-state gang of drug smugglers busted in UP

    With the arrest of two people, police have busted an inter-state gang of drug smugglers and seized 65 kg of narcotics in Shamli district. A police team led by SHO Yashpal Dhama intercepted a vehicle on Khatima-Panipat highway near Kairana on Monday evening. During checking, police seized 65 kg of 'doda post' (a kind of opium) and arrested two people.

  • 11:42 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Pipeline burst in Assam: Four remain untraced, rescue ops on

    At least four persons, who were feared trapped inside a pump house after a pipeline carrying water to a hydro-power plant burst in Assam's Dima Hasao district, remained untraced on Tuesday, more than 24 hours after the accident. At least three employees of the state-run North Eastern Electric Power Corporation (NEEPCO) and another worker have gone missing after a large portion of the Kopili Hydro Electric Plant, including the entire pump house area, was inundated due to rupture in the pipeline that carries 12,000 litres of water per second.

  • 11:42 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    14-yr-old girl raped, strangled to death in UP's Shamli

    A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped and strangled to death in Shamli district. According to Circle Officer Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, the girl's body was found in an agricultural field in Kailshikapur village, which comes under the jurisdiction of Gahripukhta police station, on Monday evening. He said it appeared that she was strangulated to death with her 'dupatta' after rape.

  • 11:41 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Families of Amritsar train accident victims march for justice

    Punjab: Families of the victims of 2018 Amritsar train accident take out a protest march in Amritsar; say "It has been a year but justice has not been meted out to us yet. So we are going to sit on protest on railway track. We had to do several rounds of offices the entire year."

  • 11:30 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Indian Air Force a symbol of valour, courage: Amit Shah

    Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday greeted the Indian Air Force on the occasion of its 87th anniversary, saying the force is a symbol of valour and courage. In a tweet, Shah said the entire nation is proud of the Indian Air Force's dedication and commitment to safeguard the motherland.

    "Indian Air Force is a symbol of valour and courage. "On Air Force Day, I salute our Air Force heroes and their families," he said. The IAF is celebrating its 87th anniversary on Tuesday.

  • 10:35 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Balakot airstrike pilots fly fighter aircraft on Air Force Day

    Ghaziabad: Indian Air Force officers who participated in Balakot airstrike, fly 3 Mirage 2000 aircraft and 2 Su-30MKI fighter aircraft in ‘Avenger formation’, at Hindon Air Base during the event on Air Force Day. 

  • 10:28 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Imran arrives in China on third official visit

    Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in Beijing on Tuesday on his third official visit to China where he is slated to discuss issues of regional and bilateral importance with Chinese President Xi Jinping and his counterpart Li Keqiang. Upon his arrival in Beijing, Khan was received by Chinese Minister of Culture and Tourism Luo Shugang, Pakistan's Ambassador to China Naghmana Hashmi and other officials, The News International reported.

    Khan is accompanied by a high-level delegation including Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Minister for Planning, Development and Reform Khusro Bakhtiar, Board of Investment (BoI) Chairman Zubair Gilani and other senior officials.

  • 10:27 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Priyanka Gandhi finds a home in Lucknow

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will use the bungalow of former Union Minister Sheila Kaul as her abode in Lucknow. Kaul was the maternal aunt of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and wife of famous botanist Professor Kailash Nath Kaul. The bungalow, located on Gokhale Marg, has been locked up for years and was now being spruced up for Priyanka Gandhi's residence. It is flanked by a government colony and has a few high rise buildings in the neighborhood.

  • 10:09 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Squadrons which participated in Balakot air strike awarded citations on IAF Day

    Two squadrons of the Indian Air Force, which played a role in the Balakot air strike, were decorated with citations at the Hindon base on the 87th IAF Day.

    IAF chief RKS Bhadauria decorated the 51 Squadron and the 9 Squadron for their role in the air strike on terrorist camps in Pakistan's Balakot in February.

    Every year, the Air Force Day is celebrated at Hindon base in presence of the IAF chief and senior officials of the three armed forces.
    The IAF was founded on October 8, 1932, and the force has participated in several crucial wars and landmark missions.

  • 10:00 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrates 87th anniversary

    Indian Air Force (IAF) celebrates 87th anniversary at Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad. Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and IAF Chief, Air Chief Marshal Rakesh Kumar Singh Bhadauria present at the event. 

  • 9:59 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Abhinandan Varthaman to fly MiG Bison Aircraft today

    Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman to fly MiG Bison Aircraft over Air Force Day parade today at Hindon Air Base in Ghaziabad. Three Mirage 2000 aircraft and 2 Su-30MKI fighter aircraft will fly in ‘Avenger formation’. Planes are being flown by pilots who took part in Balakot airstrike.

    Air Fighter Pilots who took part in Balakot airstrikes have been included in the parade as a mark of tribute to the teams which carried out the strike on February 26 and thwarted the Pakistani aerial attack on February 27.

  • 9:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Leopard dies on rail tracks

    Maharashtra: Leopard dies after being hit by a train in Mul town of Chandrapur district

  • 9:57 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    EAM Jaishankar extends greetings to countrymen on Dussehra

    "vijyaadshmii ke shubh utsv pr aap sbhii ko haardik shubhkaamnaaeN / Warm greetings on the auspicious occasion of #VijayaDashami," Jaishankar tweeted.

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Ram Nath Kovind also extended greetings to the nation on the eve of Dussehra and said it marks "triumph of truth over untruth" and "victory of good over evil".

  • 9:54 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Mohan Bhagwat addresses event in Nagpur

    • The world was eager to know if 2019 elections in such a huge country will be conducted smoothly: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat at an event organised on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami in Nagpur
    • Democracy in India is not something imported but a practice prevalent since centuries, says Mohan Bhagwat
    • Work by Modi, Shah in abrogation of Article 370 laudable, says Mohan Bhagwat
    • India's borders safer than ever; more focus needed on coastal security, says Bhagwat
    • Guards, checkposts on land borders and surveillance along maritime border, especially islands, have to be increased: Bhagwat.
    • Transformation in direction of thought process of Bharat; many in world and Bharat don't want this: Bhagwat. 
    • Vested interests don't want Bharat to be strong and vibrant: Bhagwat.
    • We must be alert in identifying these plots and counter them on intellectual, social levels: Bhagwat. 
    • Well-meaning policies, statements from persons in govt misused to benefit nefarious designs by vested interests: Bhagwat.
    • Bhagwat says lynching itself is western construct, one shouldn't use it in Indian context to defame country. 
    • We need to create harmony, everyone should live within confines of law. Swayamsevaks brought up with that sanskar: Bhagwat.
    • Origin of word 'lynching' not from Indian ethos; don't impose such terms on Indians: Bhagwat.
  • 9:53 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    US, Japan sign trade agreements on agriculture and digital export

    The US and Japan have signed trade agreements on agriculture and digital exports, which American President Donald Trump termed a "tremendous victory" and said will help create jobs, expand investment, promote fairness and reduce trade deficit between the two countries. The two agreements signed at the White House were the new US-Japan Trade Agreement and the US-Japan Digital Trade Agreement.

    "These two deals represent a tremendous victory for both of our nations. They will create countless jobs, expand investment and commerce, reduce our trade deficit very substantially, promote fairness and reciprocity, and unlock the vast opportunities for growth," Trump told reporters on Monday during the signing ceremony at the White House.

  • 8:41 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Terrorist killed during encounter in Awantipora

    One terrorist was killed during an encounter with security forces on the outskirts of Awantipora town in Jammu and Kashmir, arms and ammunition have been recovered.

  • 8:40 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Tributes paid on Indian Air Force Day

    Delhi: Chiefs of three services, Army Chief Bipin Rawat, Indian Air Force Chief, RKS Bhadauria and Chief of the Naval Staff, Admiral Karambir Singh, pay tributes at National War Memorial on Indian Air Force Day. 

    India Tv - Indian Air Force Day

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    Tributes paid on Indian Air Force Day

  • 8:39 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Maharashtra: Mohan Bhagwat attends 'RSS-Path Sanchalan March,' in Nagpur

    RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat attends 'RSS-Path Sanchalan March,' in Nagpur

  • 8:35 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Want to bring back US forces engaged in endless wars: Trump

    US President Donald Trump has said that he wants to bring back American forces engaged in the endless wars, emphasising that it was one of the promises he made during his 2016 Presidential campaign. "We want to bring our troops back home. It's been many many years. It's been decades, in many cases. We want to bring our troops back home. I got elected on that. If you go back and look at our speeches, I would say we want to bring our troops back home from these endless wars," Trump told reporters at the White House on Monday.

  • 7:51 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Good possibility of a trade deal with China: Trump

    There is a great possibility of a trade deal with China, President Donald Trump has said, ahead of the Chinese Vice Premier Liu He's visit to the US for trade talks. The US and China will hold the next round of trade negotiations on October 10, the White House announced on Monday, as the two major trading powers tried to end their bruising trade war. The American side would be led by US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin while the Chinese delegation will be led by Vice Premier Liu.

  • 7:42 AM (IST) Posted by Priya Jaiswal

    Ajay Kumar Lallu named new UP Congress chief

    Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Monday appointed Ajay Kumar Lallu as the new Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee (UPCC) chief.

    The appointment of Lallu came on the recommendation of Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi, who announced the party's new Uttar Pradesh team on Monday.

  • 7:04 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Trump defends decision to withdraw US troops from Syria

    US President Donald Trump on Monday defended his decision to withdraw US troops from northern Syria, saying that it is time to get out of these "Endless Wars." The White House said in a late Sunday statement that the US military "will not support or be involved in" an expected military operation by Turkey in northern Syria, and US forces "would no longer be in the immediate area," the Xinhua news agency reported.


  • 7:02 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Rajnath Singh to hold talks with French President before sortie in Rafale jet

    Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will meet French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris on Tuesday and receive the first of the 36 Rafale aircraft in the French port city of Bordeaux, where he will perform 'Shastra Puja' on the occasion of Dussehra and take a sortie in the fighter jet.

    "Delighted to be in France. This great nation is India’s important strategic partner and our special relationship goes far beyond the realm of formal ties. My visit to France is aimed at expanding the existing strategic partnership between both the countries," Singh tweeted after his arrival in Paris on Monday.

  • 7:01 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Five children drown in pit in Bihar village

    Five children, aged between five and ten, drowned in a large pit filled with floodwater here on Monday. District magistrate, Katihar, Punam said the incident took place in Bochahi village falling under Narayanpur panchayat of Manihari block. The children, including two girls, slipped into the pit while playing. All the deceased were adivasis (tribals) and members of the same extended family.

  • 7:00 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    3,791 country-made liquor bottles, over 4 kg drugs seized in Gurgaon in 10 days

    The Gurgaon Police on Monday said it has arrested 28 proclaimed offenders and eight bail jumpers from different places here in the last 10 days and seized illegal drugs and liquor as the model code of conduct remains in force for the October 21 Haryana Assembly polls. Gurgaon Police PRO Subhash Bokan said police teams are keeping tight vigil on the activities of criminals who are out on bail, bail jumpers, proclaimed offenders, bad characters, non-bailable offenders and local criminals.

  • 6:58 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    MP woman hangs herself after killing three children

    A woman and her three children were found dead in a house in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh on Monday. The police suspected that the woman had killed the children and then hanged herself. Kunti Devi was found hanging and her three children were laying on her feet. All children -- two boys and a girl -- were under six years of age, the police said, adding that three nooses were also found abandoned on the spot. 

  • 6:51 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    3 juveniles detained for robbing man at knife point at Connaught Place

    Three juveniles were apprehended for allegedly robbing a person at knifepoint in Connaught Place area. The accused, residents of Jaitpur, had robbed a tattoo artiste at around 3 AM on Sunday near the Outer Circle of Connaught Place. After robbing the man, they tried to flee but one of them was nabbed by the patrolling staff.

    On his instance, his two other associates were also nabbed and the robbed purse, mobile and the kitchen knife used in the crime were recovered from their possession. 

  • 6:51 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Pakistan sets up special body for CPEC project

    Pakistan on Monday set up a special body to oversee investments and execute projects under the multi-billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project. President Arif Alvi promulgated an ordinance to set up the CPEC Authority on the eve of Prime Minister Imran Khan's trip to China to discuss investment opportunities.

    Army Chief General Qamar Javed has also reached China where he would meet the country's military leadership and join PM Khan in his political meetings, according to a brief statement by the Army.

  • 6:50 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Delhi: Three held for robbing man of his car

    Three persons were arrested from Jaipur Highway for allegedly robbing a man of his car after finalising a deal for the vehicle through an online marketplace. The accused have been identified as Naveen Chaudhary (38), Babu Lal Gurjar (24) and Sarwan (28), residents of Sikar in Rajasthan.

    According to the complainant, his elder brother had posted an advertisement on an online marketplace for selling his car. The accused persons showed interest and called him for a trial of the vehicle.

    They visited the complainant's residence in Vikas Puri and went for a trial run with him. On the way, they forced him to get down in Haryana's Jhajjar area by threatening him with a toy gun.

  • 6:49 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    US blacklists 28 Chinese entities

    The United States says, blacklisting 28 Chinese entities over abuses in Xinjiang

  • 6:49 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Haryana Assembly polls: 1,168 candidates to contest on 90 seats

    A total number of 1,168 candidates are left in the fray for the upcoming assembly elections in Haryana scheduled to be held on October 1 as the deadline for withdrawal of nomination ends. The last date for withdrawal of nomination by the candidates was October 7.

    "A total number of 1,168 candidates will contest on 90 assembly seats in the Haryana Assembly elections," Joint Chief Electoral Officer Inder Jeet said in a statement on Monday.

    The Election Commission also allotted election symbols to various political parties contesting the Assembly polls -2019 in the state.

  • 6:48 AM (IST) Posted by Vani Mehrotra

    Syrian Democratic Forces struck by Turkish Air Forces

    Turkish Air Forces strike Kurdish SDF (Syrian Democratic Forces) base in Hasakah province of Syria

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