Allahabad is now Prayagraj: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath cleared proposal

LUCKNOW: Allahabad was officially renamed as ‘Prayagraj’  just as Varanasi has been Kashi. Replacing Allahabad with Prayagraj, possibly before the Kumbh Mela in January next year, will reinforce ongoing RSS efforts to recast the history of India in a new framework. The Yogi Cabinet cleared the proposal amid protests by the Opposition parties, including the Congress and […]

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Pakistan gives India a warning of ten surgical strikes, If India Carries Out Even One

NEW DELHI: Pakistan on Saturday warned of “10 surgical strikes” against India in response to a single such attack, in the latest war of words between the two estranged nuclear-armed neighbours. Major General Asif Ghafoor, spokesperson of the military’s Inter Services Public Relations stated If India dares to launch a surgical strike inside Pakistan, it will face 10 […]

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Delhi Teen Who Killed Family Was Addicted To An Online Game, Say Police

NEW DELHI: A 19-year-old man, arrested for allegedly killing his parents and sister was addicted to online battle game PUBG  and had rented a room in Mehrauli where he spent time with his friends after bunking classes, said a senior police officer. Sarnam Verma killed his father Mithilesh, mother Siya and sister in the early hours of Wednesday and then […]

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Railway Employees Likely To Get Around 78-day bonus before Puja

NEW DELHI: Ahead of the festive season, railway employees are likely to get 78-day wages as bonus this year, the same as in the last six years. This was proposed by the Railway Board as productivity-linked bonus (PLB) for its employees for the year 2017-18 after detailed discussions with railway unions. National Federation of Indian Railwaymen General Secretary […]

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NRC in Assam: Modi has assured Hasina, India won’t deport NRC-excluded people says Bangladesh official

NEW DELHI: Bangladesh said that it has received assurance from Prime Minister Narendra Modi those who were excluded from the list under the NRC exercise will not be sent to Bangladesh. The Supreme-court monitored update of the NRC is an exercise to identify genuine Indian nationals residing in Assam. Speaking to a global media delegation in Dhaka, the […]

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Election Commission announces poll dates for Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, MP, Mizoram, Telangana

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission of India on Saturday announced the poll schedules for Madhya Pradesh,Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Telangana and Mizoram. Addressing the media, CEC OP Rawat informed that states of Rajasthan (200 seats) and Telangana (119 seats) will go to polls together on 7 December, while Madhya Pradesh and Mizoram will vote on November 28. In Chhattisgarh, the first phase […]

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Nobel Peace Prize 2018 winners announced as Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad

NEW DELHI: The 2018 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Dr. Denis Mukwege, a Congolese gynecologist, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor of rape and captivity by ISIS, for their contributions toward combating wartime sexual assault. The joint award comes a decade since the UN security council adopted Resolution 1820 (2008), which determined that the […]

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DSGMC gives pension cheques to 150 widows

New Delhi: The Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee (DSGMC) today distributed pension cheques to 150 widows of 1984 riots. The cheque was jointly distributed by DSGMC president Manjit Singh (GK), joint secretary Amarjit Singh Fateh Nagar, committee members Chaman Singh, Daljit Singh Sarna and Atma Singh Lubana. They were given pension cheques of four months. […]

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Fire At Calcutta Medical College, 250 Patients Moved To Safety

Kolkata: Nearly 250 patients were moved to safety from the Calcutta Medical College and Hospital in central Kolkata this morning after a fire broke out in one of the buildings. Ten fire engines are at the spot to control the smoke. There are no reports of any casualties. The fire started the pharmacy of the […]

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“It’s A Crime”: UP Police Chief After Lucknow Man Shot Dead

LUCKNOW: In the murder of an employee of an international company by two constables, the Uttar Pradesh police have admitted that “law was violated” and “excessive force” was used. “It’s a pure crime,” UP police chief OP Singh said promising that speedy justice will be done. The 38-year-old executive, Vivek Tiwari, was shot at in the […]

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