Bhubaneswar, Oct 18 (IANS) At least nine persons, including two minors, were killed and 12 injured in two separate incidents of explosions at illegal firecracker manufacturing units in Odisha on Wednesday, police said.
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat arrived here on Wednesday to review the security situation in the Kashmir Valley.
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) Nearly five months after announcing waiver of farm loans, the Maharashtra government kickstarted the process on Wednesday as "Diwali gift" to the state's farmers. Rs 4,000 crore will be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive Rs 34,000-crore scheme.
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP appears to have decided to contest the upcoming assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh without declaring a chief ministerial face.
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) The BJP on Wednesday asked the Congress to come clean on the claims made by a US investigator Michael Hershman, who has alleged in television interviews that the then Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress government had sabotaged his investigation into the Bofors case.
Kolkata, Oct 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Wednesday quizzed former West Bengal Minister Madan Mitra in connection with the Narada sting case and Saradha ponzi scam.
Port Blair, Oct 18 (IANS) Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharman arrived here on Wednesday on a two-day visit during which she will celebrate Diwali with soldiers at the Andaman and Nicobar Command.
Dhaka, Oct 18 (IANS) The Unicef on Wednesday said there is an urgent need to raise more funds to continue helping thousands of Rohingya children living in refugee camps in Bangladesh.
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) Accusing the BJP rulers of Uttar Pradesh of having "a medieval communal mindset", the CPI-M has said that the vilification of the Taj Mahal by BJP leaders was part of a project aimed at re-writing history.
Mumbai, Oct 18 (IANS) After nearly five months, the Maharashtra government on Wednesday gave a "Diwali gift" to state's farmers by starting the loans waiver process with a sum of Rs 4,000 crore to be distributed among 840,000 beneficiaries in the first phase of the massive Rs 34,000-crore scheme.
Ayodhya, Oct 18 (IANS) Hosting grand Diwali festivities at Ayodhya, said to be the birthplace of Lord Rama, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the BJP government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is striving to establish "Ram Rajya" in the country.
Srinagar, Oct 18 (IANS) Militants on Wednesday evening shot dead a Special Police Officer (SPO) in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said.
New Delhi, Oct 18 (IANS) President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday urged people to celebrate a pollution-free Diwali and he and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu greeted the nation on the occasion.
New Delhi/Shimla, Oct 18 (IANS) Former two-time Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal will contest from a new seat Sujanpur while state BJP chief Satpal Singh Satti will re-contest from Una, according to the BJP's list of candidates for the November 9 assembly elections released on Wednesday.
Washington, Oct 18 (IANS) US Navy Seal commandos were ready to conduct a raid inside Pakistan, similar to the one that killed Osama bin Laden, if Islamabad failed to rescue a Canadian-American family seized in 2012 by the Haqqani network, the New York Times said.