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  • Sabarimala pilgrimage: Experiences of a devotee

    On Wednesday, the shrine of the Ayappa in the Periyar tiger sanctuary in Pathanamhitta district of Kerala opened for the first time after the historic judgement of Supreme Court turning down the age-old practice of prohibiting women in the age group of 10-50 years entering the temple. ...

  • Jaswant Singh's son Manvendra Singh joins Cong

    New Delhi, In a huge shot in the arm for the Congress in Rajasthan ahead of the assembly polls in the state on December 7, former Member of Parliament and Rajasthan MLA Manvenra Singh on Wednesday joined the Congress party. Manvendra, son of former External Affair minister Jaswant...

  • Dy SP, SPO injured in grenade attack by militants in Baramulla

    Srinagar,: Two policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police (Dy SP), were injured in a grenade attack by militants on a police party in north Kashmir district of Baramulla on Wednesday. Official sources told UNI that militants hurled a grenade at a police party at Babatang,...

  • Salim Khan comes out in support of 'MeToo' movement

    New Delhi: Even as the upsurge in the 'MeToo' movement in the country has led to unraveling of charges of sexual harassment against prominent Bollywood personalities such as Subhash Ghai, Rajat Kapoor, Sajid Khan and actors such as Nana Patekar and Alok Nath, superstar Salman Khan's father...

  • PM wishes people on Durga Ashtami

    New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday greeted the people of the country on the occasion of Durga Ashtami. Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter, Mr Modi wrote: ' Ya devi sarva bhuteshu, shakti rupena sangsthita, Namastasyai, namastasyai, namastasyai, namo namaha'. The mantra...

  • Will continue to support 'MeToo' movement despite allegations against my father: Nandita Das

    New Delhi: Amid allegations of sexual harassment against her father Jatin Das, actor and filmmaker Nandita Das has said that she will continue to support the 'MeToo' movement. At the same time, she stressed that it was important to be sure about allegations so as not to dilute the movement. ...

  • Rafale deal: Heated rejoinder by Congress to Jaitley

    New Delhi, The Indian National Congress on Tuesday hit back at Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley for accusing party president Rahul Gandhi of lying on the big ticket Rafale deal. It charged the Finance Minister with resorting to abuse against its party president when 'cornered and...

  • Chhattisgarh BJP shortlists names of candidates: CM to meet central leaders

    New Delhi/Raipur, All eyes are on the BJP central leadership for clearing the names of party candidates for the crucial two phase November 12 and November 20 assembly elections to the 90-member Chhattisgarh assembly. The state unit of the party and the screening committee have...

  • Srinagar encounter: cop martyred, 2 militants, OGW killed

    Srinagar, Two militants, an alleged Over Ground Worker (OGW) were killed and a policeman was martyred in an encounter in downtown Srinagar on Wednesday morning, official sources said. Authorities have ordered closure of all colleges and schools in the summer capital, Srinagar, where...

  • Govt saves Rs 90,000 cr due to Aadhar-enabled DBT: Jaitley

    New Delhi, The Government is saving Rs 90,000 crore an annum due to Aadhar-enabled direct benefit transfer scheme alone whereas the Insolvency Banking Code is helping the banks deal with the problem of debts turning bad, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Tuesday. Mr Jaitley...

  • BJP fields Yeddurappa's son for prestigious Shimoga parliamentary seat

    New Delhi,BJP on Tuesday fielded B Y Raghavendra son of party strongman and former Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa for by-election to the prestigious Shimoga parliamentary seat. An announcement to this effect was made by Union Minister and senior party leader J P Nadda, who is secretary to the BJP...

  • AMU issue: Governor speaks to Javadekar, Prof Tariq

    Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday spoke to Union Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Javadekar, seeking his intervention to ensure smooth studies of the Kashmiri students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU). The Governor also spoke to...

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