India

Kamal Nath stakes claim to form government in MP

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Congress chief Kamal Nath met Governor Anandiben Patel on Wednesday and staked his party's claim to form the next government in the state.

Shimla gets season's first snowfall

SHIMLA: Himachal Pradesh's picturesque resorts of Shimla and Manali woke up on Wednesday to a white blanket of snow which was the season's first snowfall in the state capital, the weather bureau said.

Congress to form MP government as Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigns

BHOPAL: The path for the formation of a Congress government in Madhya Pradesh was cleared with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan resigning from the post on Wednesday declaring that the BJP was not going to stake claim.

BSP to support Congress in MP
NEW DELHI: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to extend support to the Congress in Madhya Pradesh where the latter emerged as the single largest party but fell short of majority by two seats, party chief Mayawati said here on Wednesday.
Congress knocks out BJP in Hindi heartland, TRS' gamble pays off in Telangana

NEW DELHI: In a severe jolt to the BJP in the Hindi heartland in the "semi finals" ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress on Tuesday knocked the saffron party out of power in Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan and was slightly ahead in Madhya Pradesh where the two parties were engaged in a see-saw battle throughout the day.

Punjab Vigilance nabs Kanugo for taking bribe
CHANDIGARH: State Vigilance Bureau today nabbed Kanugo red handed for accepting bribe of Rs.
Assembly election results give clear message to Modi: Rahul

NEW DELHI: Observing that the Assembly election results in five states were a referendum on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said opposition parties would unitedly fight and defeat the BJP in 2019 elections with the central themes being unemployment, agrarian distress and corruption.

Poll results show farm distress is a major factor
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) poor performance in the rural parts of the three Hindi heartland states has indicated that rural distress, mainly over crop prices, was a major factor and could possibly continue to be so in the 2019 general elections.
Shaktikanta Das appointed new RBI Governor
NEW DELHI: The government on Tuesday appointed Shaktikanta Das, who as Economic Affairs Secretary steered the monetary situation post-demonetisation, as the new RBI Governor, a day after Urjit Patel resigned amidst a tiff with the government on the RBI's autonomy.
Vasundhara Raje concedes defeat,Raman Singh resigns
JAIPUR/RAIPUR: Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday conceded BJP's defeat in the Assembly elections and hoped the Congress would take forward the policies her government had implemented in the last five years.
Punjab Police arrests absconding gangster Baba, wanted in murder case

JALANDHAR: Gurwinder Singh alias Baba, involved in the murder case of Ajay Kumar Dona, a resident of Balmiki Mohalla, Dakoha, on July 27 this year, was arrested in a joint operation by carried out by Counter-Intelligence wing Jalandhar and Commissionerate Police.

Capt Amarinder hails Cong victory in 3 states as mandate for Rahul

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has hailed the Congress victory in three states as a mandate for the leadership of party president Rahul Gandhi and said it marked the beginning of the end of the BJP-led NDA government in the country.

Mizoram CM Lal Thanhawla defeated in both constituencies
NEW DELHI: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla was on Tuesday defeated in both the constituencies -- Champai South and Serchhip -- where he contested.
Congress leads in Chhattisgarh, TRS in Telangana, MNF in Mizoram
NEW DELHI: The Congress on Tuesday appeared to be on the road to victory in BJP-ruled Chhattisgarh and possibly Rajasthan and was locked in a close fight in Madhya Pradesh while the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) was headed for a landslide win in Telangana, dealing a blow to the Congress.
Riding on Telangana pride, TRS heading for landslide victory

HYDERABAD: Riding on Telangana pride and its welfare schemes, the Telangana Rashtra Samithi on Tuesday appeared heading towards a landslide victory in Assembly elections.

RBI Governor Urjit Patel quits

MUMBAI: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel on Monday resigned from his post with immediate effect, citing "personal reasons".

New ticket system for Taj Mahal to reduce human impact

AGRA: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) on Monday enforced a new ticketing system for the Taj Mahal, aimed at reducing increasing human impact on the fragile 17th century white marble marvel.

Kushwaha to resign from Modi cabinet
NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Human Resource Development and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) chief Upendra Kushwaha is all set to resign from the Union Council of Ministers on Monday, BJP sources said.
SC declines to entertain plea against J&K assembly dissolution
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday declined to entertain a petition challenging Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik's decision to dissolve the state assembly and impose Governor's rule.
Lashkar's Pakistani commander, 2 Kashmiri militants killed in J&K
SRINAGAR: A Pakistani commander of the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit and two of its Kashmiri militants were killed by the Indian forces in an 18-hour-long gun battle that ended on Sunday here in the outskirts of the Jammu and Kashmir capital, police said.
Uber India to double down on hiring engineers in 2019

BENGALURU: Online ride-hailing platform Uber on Saturday announced to double its workforce in the product and engineering departments -- from over 500 to more than 1,000 'technologists' -- at its Bengaluru and Hyderabad facilities next year.

Noida airport to be built on PPP mode

NOIDA: The construction of the Noida International Airport at Jewar will be done on a public-private-partnership (PPP) mode, Uttar Pradesh authorities said on Saturday.

11 killed in J&K accident

JAMMU: Eleven persons were killed and 19 injured on Saturday in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said.

Hyderabad records lowest polling

HYDERABAD: Voter indifference in Hyderabad marked was visible in the Telangana Assembly elections as the state capital recorded the lowest turnout of 50 percent.

AIR employee accused of sexual harassment found guilty

NEW DELHI: An All India Radio (AIR) official accused of sexual harassment by nine women employees has been demoted from his position and subjected to other salary cuts as he was found guilty, the National Commission for Women (NCW) said on Friday.

Train derails in UP

LUCKNOW: Two coaches of a goods train derailed in Uttar Pradesh's Farukkhabad district on Saturday, a railway official said.

Voting underway for 8th phase of J&K panchayat polls

JAMMU: Voting was underway on Saturday for the eighth phase of the panchayat polls across Jammu and Kashmir amid tight security.

Cold wave continues in Kashmir Valley

SRINAGAR: A cold wave continued unabated in the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, with light rains and snow likely to occur in the state, the weather office said.

4 kids die in UP

LUCKNOW: Four children aged between five and eight were killed in Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday when a wall collapsed on them, police said.

Singer Mika Singh released in UAE

DUBAI: Singer Mika Singh, who was arrested after a 17-year-old Brazilian model allegedly lodged a complaint about Mika sending inappropriate pictures, was released following the intervention of the Indian Embassy.

Germany offers support to rebuild Kerala

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The German government has offered help in the form of grants, loans at low rates of interest and by participating in specific projects to rebuild Kerala which was devastated after the worst ever floods in August, a diplomat said here on Friday.

Madhuri not planning to fight Lok Sabha elections

MUMBAI: There were reports that actress Madhuri Dixit Nene might contest the Lok Sabha elections from Pune for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) but her representative has denied all such claims, saying that they are false.

Goyal orders probe into Odisha land cave in incident

BHUBANESWAR: Union Coal Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday ordered a probe into the sudden caving in of land in Odisha's Talcher city.

Festivals, Kerala floods connected most Indians on Facebook in 2018

NEW DELHI: Festivals, the Kerala floods and cricket connected most users on Facebook in India during 2018, the social media giant said on Friday.

BJP chief vows to take out Bengal Rath Yatra 'democratically'

NEW DELHI: Hours after the Kolkata High Court declined permission to the BJP from holding a 'Rath Yatra' in West Bengal, party chief Amit Shah on Friday vowed to hold the procession democratically after the court permits it.

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