Last phase of Chhattisgarh Assembly polls on Tuesday

RAIPUR: A three-way contest is in the offing as Chhattisgarh goes for the second and concluding phase of Assembly polls on Tuesday for 72 seats spread across 19 districts, with the ruling BJP wrestling it out with the opposition Congress and the Ajit Jogi-Mayawati-led alliance emerging as a formidable third front.

Delhi court wants Lalu's presence through video conferencing

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday sought former Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's presence through video conferencing in a money laundering case related to the 2006 IRCTC hotels maintenance contract.

Case filed against 4 IIT professors under SC/ST Atrocities Act

KANPUR: A case has been registered here against four Indian Institute of Technology-Kanpur (IIT-K) professors under the SC/ST Atrocities Act, an official said on Monday.

India renews call for WTO reform

NEW DELHI: Making an indirect reference to the ongoing US-China trade war that poses a "big challenge" to the multilateral trade system, India on Monday reiterated its call to reform the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to ensure its relevance in the changed global scenario.

WhatsApp, DEF train community leaders to tackle fake news

JAIPUR: Aiming to address the challenge of misinformation during the upcomimg Rajasthan Assembly polls, WhatsApp on Monday conducted training for community leaders here, in partnership with the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF), the Facebook-owned mobile messaging platform said.

Muzaffarpur horror: Five girls, not two, died in shelter home

PATNA: The Central Bureau of Investigation has discovered that five minor girls, and not two as reported earlier, died in a shelter home in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.

Thangkhiew sworn in as judge of Meghalaya High Court

SHILLONG: Hamarsan Singh Thangkhiew on Monday scripted history by becoming the first tribal Khasi advocate to be sworn in as a judge of the Meghalaya High Court.

Jharkhand declares drought in 18 districts

RANCHI: The Jharkhand government on Monday declared 129 blocks in 18 districts drought-affected and released Rs 49 crore for immediate relief, an official said.

Congress, NGOs to join rally demanding Parrikar's resignation

PANAJI: The Opposition Congress and NGOs will join a rally here on Tuesday to demand ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's resignation, an organiser of the march said on Monday.

NIA visits Amritsar attack site

NEW DELHI: A National Investigation Agency (NIA) team on Monday visited the spot in Amritsar in Punjab where three persons were killed in a grenade attack on Sunday.

4 killed in Delhi fire

NEW DELHI: Four people were killed on Monday as a massive fire enveloped a factory here, an official said.

Police warn action against uploading of execution videos

SRINAGAR: The Jammu and Kashmir Police on Monday threatened action against those uploading videos on social media of executions carried out by militants.

19 strategic roads, 29 buildings to come up on Chinese front in Arunachal, Sikkim

NEW DELHI: India will go ahead with the construction of much-required strategic roads and permanent integrated buildings along the Indo-China border in Arunanchal Pradesh and Sikkim as part of a critical infrastructure project worth Rs 25,000 crore.

Tutor caught on CCTV beating boy in UP

LUCKNOW: A tutor in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district was caught on CCTV camera brutally beating up a seven-year-old boy, police said on Monday.

India among top 4 countries targeted for phishing attacks

NEW DELHI: India is among the top four nations targeted by phishing attacks, a new report said on Monday, adding that the country is also among the top hosting countries for such online frauds, second only to the US.

Guard at J&K Police chief's residence shoots himself

JAMMU: A guard posted at the residence of Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police shot himself in this winter capital of the state on Monday.

Rajnath holds meet on Amritsar attack

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday held a meeting here to review the national security situation in the aftermath of Sunday's grenade attack in Amritsar that killed three persons.

Now create, share personalised responses for Alexa in India

BENGALURU: Amazon on Monday released "Alexa Skill Blueprints" allowing users to create personalised skills and responses for its voice-based assistant Alexa in India.

Modi inaugurates KMP Expressway in Haryana

GURUGRAM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway in Haryana.

Pakistan to hand over body of Indian fisherman

MUMBAI: The body of an arrested Indian fisherman, who died in a Karachi jail, is expected to be sent back to India on November 29, an activist said on Monday.

Farmers protest in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: Around 5,000 farmers from across Karnataka staged protests here on Monday seeking a loan waiver, higher price for sugarcane and relief aid for losses incurred due to drought in 17 districts across the state.

BJP fields Yunus Khan from Tonk against Pilot

JAIPUR: The BJP on Monday, in its final list for the Rajasthan Assembly polls, changed its candidate from Tonk and fielded PWD Minister Yunus Khan against Congress state unit chief Sachin Pilot.

Haryana CM is justifying rape: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday slammed his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar for "justifying rape" after the latter claimed that most of the rape cases filed were "fake".

Rahul hopes RBI Governor will show Modi 'his place'

NEW DELHI: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday attacked the Centre with destroying institutions and hoped Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel will show Prime Minister Narendra Modi "his place".

Over 50,000 children die every year in India due to antibiotic resistance

NEW DELHI: Antibiotic-resistant infections are spreading wings in India, killing over 58,000 children every year, while uncontrolled dumping of untreated urban waste into water bodies is affecting aquatic life and environment.

Get fit, or miss out: Yogi to cops

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed police chiefs to ensure that fat and unfit policemen were not put in charge of police stations.

Key RBI meet begins amid mixed signals of truce with Centre

NEW DELHI: The ongoing rift with the government is set to play out at the RBI’s crucial board meeting began on Monday.

PM to dedicate 2 projects in Haryana

GURUGRAM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Monday dedicate two projects in Haryana including opening of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) Expressway, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said here on Sunday.

Fire at Varanasi airport

VARANASI: A fire broke out at the Lal Bahadur Shastri International Airport here in Uttar Pradesh on Monday at the Air India ticket selling counter creating panic, police said.

Odisha CM stops tree felling for beer-bottling plant

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday directed the administration to put a stop to the cutting of trees at the proposed beer-bottling plant near Balarampur in the Dhenkanal district after protests by the villagers.

14-year-old shot accidentally at religious event in UP

LUCKNOW: A minor boy was shot dead in Etah district of Uttar Pradesh round midnight during a religious congregation, police said on Monday.

Fuel prices continue to slide as global crude rates ease

NEW DELHI: State-run oil-marketing companies continued to cut the prices of key transport fuels -- petrol and diesel -- well into the fifth week on Sunday on lower global crude oil prices.

Partial cloud cover over J&K to remain

SRINAGAR: A partial cloud cover over Jammu and Kashmir that helped improve the minimum temperatures across the state on Monday, will continue along with the dry weather, the Met said.

Kerala protests as 68 Sabarimala pilgrims arrested

SABARIMALA: Over 60 pilgrims have been arrested from Sabarimala after they failed to comply to prohibitory orders in place at the temple leading to protests here and across Kerala, police said on Monday.

Chidambaram responds to Modi's challenge, lists non-Gandhi Congress Presidents

NEW DELHI: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi challenged the Congress to appoint a non-Gandhi as party president for five years, former Finance Minister P.

Parrikar should hand over charge, administration paralysed: BJP ally

PANAJI: Ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar should hand over charge since the state administration under his leadership has been paralysed for eight months, a BJP ally said here on Saturday.

A Dalit man killed in Muzaffarnagar

MUZAFFARNAGAR: A 38-year-old Dalit man was allegedly killed and his body dumped outside his house here, police said on Saturday.

SC agrees to examine plea against stray dog culling in Karnataka

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a plea seeking contempt action against the chief officer of a municipal council in Karnataka and a private contractor on allegations of mass culling of stray dogs.

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