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stone chunks hit vande bharat express

Stone chunks hit Vande Bharat Express

The main driver's screen and some side windows of the Vande Bharat Express were damaged when the train was hit by stones during its Varanasi-New Delhi journey on Saturday.........

ayodhya terror attack life term for four one acquitted in 2005 case

Ayodhya Terror Attack: Life term for four, one acquitted in 2005 case

A special court in Prayagraj on Tuesday convicted four accused in the conspiracy behind the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case that had caused death of two civilians, and sentenced them to life imprisonment. The fifth accused, Mohammad Aziz, was acquitted in the verdict which took 14 years to come by. All the accused are presently lodged in the Naini Central Jail in Prayagraj.........

india and france to hold largest ever varuna naval exercise off goa coast

India and France to hold largest ever 'Varuna' naval exercise off Goa coast

With the objective of expanding their strategic partnership in the Indian Ocean region (IOR), India and France will conduct their largest ever naval exercise 'Varuna'. the exercise will be conducted early next month and will witness the participation of aircraft carriers, destroyers, submarines and fighters.........

sc quashes plea challenging triple talaq ordinance

SC quashes plea challenging triple talaq ordinance

The Supreme Court Friday dismissed a petition challenging the triple talaq ordinance, promulgated by the government in September. The apex court said it did not find it necessary to interfere in it.........

delhi hc seeks centre j k stand on shah faesal s plea against his detention

Delhi HC seeks Centre, J-K stand on Shah Faesal’s plea against his detention

The Delhi High Court on Monday sought to know the Centre’s and the Jammu and Kashmir administration’s stand on a plea by Shah Faesal, the IAS officer from J&K who resigned earlier this year to take up politics, alleging that he was detained illegally at the New Delhi airport and later sent to the Valley against his wishes. While seeking the court’s directions to the authorities to “immediately set him at liberty”, Faesal submitted that his life is at “risk”, and the “illegal detention amou........

rajasthan countrywide alert sounded after group of 4 along with isi agent enter india

Rajasthan: Countrywide alert sounded after group of 4 along with ISI agent enter India

A high alert was sounded in the entire country including Rajasthan-Gujarat border on Monday after the district administration came to know that a group of four along with an ISI agent have entered the country on Afghanistani passports. "Four people with an ISI agent on Afghanistani group passports have entered India due to which a high alert has been sounded in the country, including Rajasthan and Gujarat border. They can carry out terrorist activity anytime," says the letter from Sirohi Superintendent of Police (SP) Kalyan........

with plans to go inside pak army was ready for war after pulwama report

With plans to go inside Pak, Army was ready for war after Pulwama: report

In the run up to Balakot strikes, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat very categorically conveyed to the top brass of the government that his force was fully ready to deal with any ground offensive by Pakistan and take the battle into the enemy territory, top military sources said. The Indian Army was prepared for a conventional warfare with Pakistan which would have included going inside Pakistan, the sources told PTI. The Army chief informed the government about preparedness of........

not proud as an indian amartya sen s critique of kashmir move

"Not Proud As An Indian...": Amartya Sen's Critique Of Kashmir Move

Nobel laureate Dr Amartya Sen vehemently criticised the government's move on Kashmir, saying it not only emphasised majority rule "as opposed to it sustaining the rights of all human beings". "I don't think ultimately you will have any resolution in Kashmir without democracy," he told NDTV in an interview. "As an Indian, I am not proud of the fact that India, after having done so much to achieve a democratic norm in the world -- where India was the first non-Western country to go for democracy -- that we lose that reputation on the grounds of action that have been taken". The govern........

sc grants cbi 2 more weeks to probe unnao rape survivor s car accident

SC grants CBI 2 more weeks to probe Unnao rape survivor's car accident

The Supreme Court on Monday granted two more weeks' time to the Central Bureau of Investigation to complete the ongoing investigation in a road accident case in which the Unnao rape survivor and her lawyer have sustained critical injuries. A bench comprising Justices Deepak Gupta and Aniruddha Bose extended the time for completing the probe after the CBI moved an application seeking four more weeks on the ground that the statements of the rape survivo........

water level in yamuna crosses warning mark cm calls meeting to assess situation

Water level in Yamuna crosses 'warning mark', CM calls meeting to assess situation

The water level in the River Yamuna crossed the warning mark on Monday, prompting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to call a meeting of departments concerned to assess the situation and review arrangements in place. On Sunday, the government had sounded a flood alert for the city and asked people in low-lying areas to vacate their homes as the water level in the Yamuna river is expected to cross the danger mark on Monday, E........

schools reopen in jammu kashmir record low student turnout

Schools reopen in Jammu-Kashmir, record low student turnout

Several government-run schools in Jammu-Kashmir reopened Monday after restrictions were eased in parts of the state. Officials told news agency PTI that arrangements were made for the opening of 190 primary schools in Srinagar. However, not many students were seen inside classrooms despite teachers reporting to work. Private schools across the capital city remained shut for the 15th consecutive day as parents were apprehensive about the prevailing security situation in the Valley. Only Police Public School at Bemina and a........

uttarakhand at least 17 dead in uttarkashi cloudburst doon hospital prepares emergency wing

Uttarakhand: At least 17 dead in Uttarkashi cloudburst, Doon hospital prepares emergency wing

At least 17 people have died after a cloudburst hit Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand on Sunday, officials confirmed. The Secretary (Incharge) of Disaster Management, S A Murugesan, today said to reporters, "17 people have died in the cloud burst in Mori Tehsil of Uttarkashi." Earlier, it was reported that at least five people went missing and several houses were completely uprooted in the region. Finance Secretary Amit Negi, Inspector General (IG) Sanjay Gunjyal, and Uttarkashi District Magistrate (DM) Ashish Chauhan today reached Uttarkashi to take stock o........

sc refuses to quash rape charges against tejpal asks lower court to complete trial within 6 months

SC Refuses to Quash Rape Charges Against Tejpal, Asks Lower Court to Complete Trial Within 6 Months

In a big jolt to Tehelka magazine editor Tarun Tejpal, the Supreme Court on Monday dismissed his plea seeking quashing of charges framed against him in an alleged sexual assault case lodged by a former woman colleague. A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra asked Goa’s lower court to complete the trial preferably within six months in the case against Tejpal. Earlier, he had moved the Bombay High Court seeking a stay on framing of c........

man who claims to be mughal descendant offers gold brick for ram temple

Man Who Claims To Be Mughal Descendant Offers Gold Brick For Ram Temple

Prince Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be a descendant of last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar, has offered to donate a gold brick to build the Ram temple at Ayodhya. He, however, wants the Babri Masjid-Ram Janmabhoomi land to be handed over to him saying he is the rightful owner of the land as a descendant of first Mughal emperor Babar, who constructed Babri Masjid in 1529. Tucy said on Sunday that if the Supreme Court hands him over the land, he will donate the entire land for building the Ram temple as........

30 killed dozens missing as rain lash north india flood alerts sounded in 4 states

30 killed, dozens missing as rain lash north India; flood alerts sounded in 4 states

At least 30 people were killed and dozens reported missing or feared dead as relentless rains hammered north India causing widespread flooding, landslides, damage to roads and buildings even as flood alerts were sounded in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh as rivers, including the Yamuna, swelled to dangerous levels. Majority of the damage was reported from the two worst-hit states — Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand — as heavy rains remained unaba........

wreckage of iaf aircraft found after 51 years on lahaul spiti glacier

Wreckage of IAF aircraft found after 51 years on Lahaul-Spiti glacier

The wreckage of an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft that had gone missing 51 years ago has been found on Dhaka glacier in Lahaul-Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh. The aircraft — AN-12 BL-534 — carrying about 100 defence personnel had gone missing over Rohtang Pass on February 7, 1968. This is not the first time that wreckage of the plane or mortal remains of the personnel on board have been found. However, this time, major portions — including aero engine, fuselage, electric circuits, propeller, fuel tank unit, air brake assembly and a cockpit d........

rss economic wing sees chinese telecom firms as security risk for india

RSS' economic wing sees Chinese telecom firms as security risk for India

A Hindu nationalist group close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has stepped up criticism of Chinese telecom equipment makers, warning that their presence in India posed “an unacceptable security risk”. The economic wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has been campaigning to keep Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies out of India’s plans to install the next-generation 5G cellula........

baseless fake news army rejects shehla rashid s allegations on j and k law and order situation

'Baseless, fake news': Army rejects Shehla Rashid's allegations on J&K law and order situation

The Indian Army on Sunday rejected Jammu and Kashmir People's Movement leader Shehla Rashid's allegations regarding situation in Jammu and Kashmir and termed them "baseless". "Allegations levelled by Shehla Rashid are baseless and rejected. Such unverified and fake news are spread by inimical elements and organisations to incite unsuspecting population," the Army stated. In a series of tweets, Rashid had on Sunday said, "People are saying that J........

chandrayaan 2 to land on lunar south polar region on sept 7 isro

Chandrayaan-2 to land on lunar south polar region on Sept 7: ISRO

Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Saturday stated that India's indigenous moon mission - Chandrayaan-2 is on course to land on the lunar south polar region on September 7. "Hello! This is Chandrayaan 2 with a special update. I wanted to let everyone back home know that it has been an amazing journey for me so far and I am on course to land on the lunar south polar region on 7th September. To know where I am and what I'm doing, stay tuned," read a post on the official Twitter handle of ISRO. Chandrayaan-2 will explore a region of the moon where no mission has ever set foot. The ........

curtains down on once in forty years kanchi athi varadar festival

Curtains down on once-in-forty-years Kanchi Athi Varadar festival

The once-in-forty-years Athi Varadar festival, which began on July 1 with fervour, ends on August 17. On July 1, deity Athi Varadhar was brought up from the depths of ‘Ananthasaras,’ the tank at the Sri Varadharajaperumal temple, and remained for darshan over the next 48 days. After the completion of rituals, the deity carved out of fig wood will be immersed in the tank and remain there for the next 40 years. The last time this festival occurred was in 1979, and before that, 1939. ........