UP cabinet clears renaming of Faizabad as Ayodhya, Allahabad as Prayagraj

LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh government has today formally cleared  the proposal to rename Faizabad and Allahabad divisions as Ayodhya and Prayagraj respectively. The decision came during a meeting of the state cabinet, presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow,  Parliamentary Affairs Minister Suresh Khanna told reporters. Along with the district, Faizabad division has also been renamed Ayodhya. […]

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Sabarimala Case: SC Agrees to Hear Review Petitions on Jan 22

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear in open court review petitions challenging its verdict allowing entry of women of all ages into Sabarimala temple. Hearing a bunch of petitions seeking a review of the court’s verdict, the Supreme Court said it will now hear the matter on January 22 in an open court. The […]

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After three decades Army inducts new artillery guns

Getting over the shadow of the Bofors scandal, the Indian Army on Friday inducted its first new pieces of artillery in three decades. The M777 Ultra-Light Howitzer from the U.S. and K9 Vajra-T tracked self-propelled artillery gun from South Korea were inducted into service at Devlali Field Firing Ranges in Maharashtra. Three guns of each […]

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Paytm Founder Breaks Silence on Extortion Case, As Accused’s Family Claims Professional Rivalry

NEW DELHI: The recent extortion episode involving Paytm Vice-President of Communication, Sonia Dhawan breaking his silence on the episode, the Paytm founder has said that truth will come out soon. “I’m stunned and want to figure out the truth. I have always believed her (Sonia Dhawan, his secretary and one of the accused). It is possible […]

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Army jawan, 2 Terrorists Shot Dead In Encounter in Baramulla

SRINAGAR: An army soldier was killed and two terrorists were shot dead during an encounter between ultras and security forces at Kashmir’s Sopore this morning officials said. Two terrorists have been killed in the Sopore operation,” Srinagar-based Defence Spokesman Col Rajesh Kalia said. He said the search operation turned into an encounter after the terrorists fired on the search party, […]

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Over 1400 detained in Kerala for unleashing violence during Sabarimala protest

KERALA: Cracking the whip, Kerala police detaining over 1400 people, who took part in demonstrations across Kerala for unleashing violence while protesting against the entry of young women into the Sabarimala temple earlier this month. “In a major swoop, we detained more 1407 people across the state and registered 258 cases in connection with the violence. We are checking their […]

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Rahul Gandhi: “Understand PM’s Mental State, Rafale Probe Will Finish Him”

NEW DELHI: Congress president Rahul Gandhi, targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleged that Alok Verma, the chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation, was sent on indefinite leave to pre-empt an investigation into the Prime Minister’s role in the Rafale deal. Gandhi attacked PM Modi saying that the latter gave a ‘panic reaction’ and sent CBI director Alok […]

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ED files additional charge sheet against P. Chidambaram in Aircel-Maxis case

NEW DELHI: Fomenting trouble for senior Congress leader P Chidambaram, has been named as an accused in a supplementary chargesheet filed by Enforcement Directorate in the Aircel-Maxis money laundering case. The agency has named nine accused in the case including Chidambaram, S Bhaskaraman and four Maxis companies under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act. Earlier on October 8, a Delhi […]

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Two Terrorists Killed in Srinagar Encounter

SRINAGAR: Mopping up operations were under way at a building in Srinagar’s Karan Nagar area two militants were killed on Wednesday in a gunfight with the security forces after they received information that a few militants had sneaked in the area. “As the cordon was tightened, they fired at the security forces triggering an encounter. Two […]

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Four IB operatives held for snooping outside, Alok Verma’s residence

NEW DELHI: Four men, believed to be Intelligence Bureau (IB) operatives, were caught outside the residence of former Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director Alok Verma at around 4 am on Thursday. The suspects were intercepted when the Verma’s chief security officer found them sitting in a car, said sources. The suspicion is that they were either looking for […]

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