Modi greets Panneerselvam

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:54

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted O. Panneerselvam, who took oath as the Deputy Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, after both the factions of AIADMK merged.


BJP sweeps Mira-Bhayander civic polls, Sena suffers big jolt

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:54

Mumbai, Aug 21 (IANS) Continuing its winning spree in local bodies polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday swept the elections to Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation (MBMC), while its ally Shiv Sena suffered a huge setback.


Ensure no hindrance in animal sacrifice on Eid, says Bukhari

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:46

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Asserting that Muslims were not in favour of sacrificing cows due to the religious sensitivities involved, Jama Masjid's Shahi Imam said on Monday that he had urged the Centre to ensure no hindrance in the sacrifice of other animals on Eid-ul-Azha but got no response.


Student collapses and dies in Rajouri, clashes in town

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:42

Jammu, Aug 21 (IANS) A student fainted inside the college campus in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri and later died allegedly due to non-availability of an ambulance, leading to clashes in town as his fellow students protested, police said.


Manipur man drowns in Delhi

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:18

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A young man from Manipur drowned on Monday in a water body while on a morning walk with his friends at a sprawling park here, police said.


Panneerselvam sworn in as TN Deputy Chief Minister

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:16

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) AIADMK leader and former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O.Panneerselvam was sworn in as Deputy Chief Minister by Governor C.Vidyasagar Rao at the Raj Bhavan.


Three children die in Chhattisgarh hospital, low oxygen blamed

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:12

Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) Three children died in a government-run hospital here on Sunday night after a disruption in oxygen supply, and hospital officials blamed a oxygen plant operation who was found drunk on duty. He has been arrested.


Venkaiah Naidu advises Telangana, Andhra to promote Telugu

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 18:04

Hyderabad, Aug 21 (IANS) Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday advised both Telangana and Andhra Pradesh to make Telugu the language of administration as well as a compulsory subject for people to get government jobs.


GST protest: Over two lakh sweet shops shut in Bengal

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:40

Kolkata, Aug 21 (IANS) In what could be a bitter experience for the sweet-loving residents of West Bengal, over two lakh sweet shops, celebrated for their "rosogollas" and "mishti doi", across the state went on a 24-hour strike on Monday to protest imposition of five per cent GST.


Purohit to be attached to Army unit, remain under suspension

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:08

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Lt. Col. Shrikant Prasad Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast who was granted bail by the Supreme Court, will be attached to an Army unit but will remain under suspension from service, informed sources said on Monday.


Soil health cards should be printed in local dialect: PM

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:04

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that soil health cards should be printed in the local dialect of the area and technology should be used to enable soil testing through hand-held devices, an official statement said.


Google search helps police nab 'Super Burglar'

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 17:00

New Delhi, Aug 21 (IANS) A Google search helped the city police to arrest a burglar, dubbed "Super Burglar" by them, who had committed thefts at the houses of high profile people including a former MP and several government officials here, police said on Monday.


AIADMK to meet to sack Sasikala as party chief

Mon, 08/21/2017 - 16:56

Chennai, Aug 21 (IANS) The AIADMK General Council will be convened to expel V.K. Sasikala, a close aide of the late J. Jayalalithaa, as General Secretary, a senior leader owing allegiance to former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam said on Monday.