Gold worth over Rs 3 crore seized in Bengal, Assam; 4 held

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:30

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) In separate operations in Assam and West Bengal, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has seized 10.5 kg gold valued at Rs 3 crore in the international market. It was smuggled into India from neighbouring countries, the agency said on Saturday.


Youths will respond to Rahul Gandhi's call: Chidambaram

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:30

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Saturday said that youths will respond to new party President Rahul Gandhi's call for an "alternative narrative" based on equal opportunity and jobs for the youth in the country.


Gurugram man found murdered in Delhi

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:28

Gurugram, Dec 16 (IANS) A 28-year-old man, who was abducted after being offered a lift in a car from Gurugram bus stand on Thursday evening, has been found murdered in Delhi, his family has alleged.


Can't digest Gujarat exit polls forecast: Uddhav Thackeray

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:24

Mumbai, Dec 16 (IANS) Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday expressed his strong disagreement with all the forecasts by various exit polls, predicting comfortable to huge victory margins, for ally Bharatiya Janata Party in the Gujarat assembly elections.


Sonia gets emotional as she remembers Indira, Rajiv

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:08

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Sonia Gandhi on Saturday got emotional as she recollected the sacrifices made by her mother-in-law Indira Gandhi and husband Rajiv Gandhi for the country and said she decided to join politics when she felt "Congress was facing a crisis and communal forces were gaining strength".


Health services hit in Rajasthan as doctors go on mass leave

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 21:04

Jaipur, Dec 16 (IANS) Medical and health services were crippled in state-run government hospitals and district community centres across Rajasthan as around 10,000 doctors went on mass casual leave on Saturday to press their demands, including raise in allowances and cancellation of cases against protesting doctors.


Universities to present their plans for chairs in January

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:50

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) The University Grants Commission (UGC) has asked varsities to present proposals in January on their plans to set up chairs named after Deen Dayal Upadhyaya and Swami Dayanand Saraswati, informed sources said on Saturday.


British envoy draws attention to plastic pollution in oceans

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:48

Kolkata, Dec 16 (IANS) Juxtaposing the naturalness of silk with the artificiality of plastic, British High Commissioner to India Dominic Asquith on Saturday drew attention to the health of rivers and plastic pollution in the oceans.


Hasina releases postage stamp as Bangladesh marks Victory Day

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:42

Dhaka, Dec 16 (IANS) Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday released a Taka 10 commemorative postage stamp on the country's 47th Victory Day marking its emergence as an independent nation after a bloody nine-month war against the Pakistani occupation forces in 1971.


Not me, my mother will contest from Rae Bareli: Priyanka

Sat, 12/16/2017 - 20:40

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday scotched speculation about Sonia Gandhi retiring from politics, saying her mother will fight from her Lok Sabha constituency of Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh in the 2019 general elections.