The Bharatiya Janata Party is keeping all its options open on forming a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir after talks with NC leader Omar Abdullah. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (in picture) along with BJP national secretary Arun Singh visited Jammu. File photo: V. Sudershan
The Bharatiya Janata Party is keeping all its options open on forming a coalition government in Jammu and Kashmir after talks with NC leader Omar Abdullah. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley (in picture) along with BJP national secretary Arun Singh visited Jammu. File photo: V. Sudershan

BJP in talks with Omar; keeps options open

Party MLAs leave government formation in Jammu and Kashmir to Amit Shah. »

CBI starts probe into alleged toll plaza fraud

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has instituted a preliminary inquiry into alleged embezzlement of funds by a private company by manipulating computer records on collections made at toll... »

Sushma for consensus on anti-conversion law

As the row over the issue of conversions continue, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said legislation was the only way to address it and sought support of all political parties i... »
“In a country where Rani Laxmi Bai is hailed, there is the practice of female foeticide. There is no bigger sin,” he said at a function in Banaras Hindu University in Varanasi as part of ’Good Governance Day’ celebrations. File Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
Varanasi, December 25, 2014

No bigger sin that female foeticide, says Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday denounced the practice of female foeticide prevailing in the country, saying “there is no bigger sin” than this and sought the help of people in the field... »
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar inaugurates the CM Web Portal on the occasion of 'Good Governance Day' in Chandigarh on Thursday.
CHANDIGARH, December 25, 2014

Haryana CM launches Web Portal, CM Window

On the lines of the Prime Minister’s Office portal, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday launched his CM Web Portal and a CM Window in all districts of the State “to bring transpa... »
Mumbai's famous Dabbawalas on a delivery run. File photo: Vivek Bendre
Mumbai, December 25, 2014

Dabbawalas feel honoured to join Swachh Bharat drive

"Till now, only the big and famous people were appointed ambassadors. This is the first time the labour class has been nominated to be the ambassador of Swatchh Bharat abhiyaan. And we... »
NAGPUR, December 25, 2014

Sukma ambush was answer to Operation Green Hunt: Maoists

The outlawed Communist Party of India (Maoist) has owned up responsibility for »
Ayodhya, December 25, 2014

Oldest litigant in Babri Masjid case passes away

The oldest litigant in the Babri Masjid case, Mohammad Farooq, died at the age of 100 in Ayodhya, officials said on Thursday. Farooq, a resident of Ayodhya, was one of the seven main litigan... »
A violence affected tribal man walks with his bow and arrow as a para-military force soldier stands guard, in Shamukjuli village in Sonitpur district of Assam.
Guwahati, December 25, 2014

Rajnath rules out talks with NDFB (S)

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday ruled out any dialogue or talks with the National Democratic Front of Boroland (Songbijit) and announced that there would be only action again... »
PANAJI, December 25, 2014

PM urged to probe ‘misuse of naval helicopter’

Goa-based social activist and lawyer Aires Rodrigues on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to order an inquiry into an alleged misuse in Goa of a naval helicopter by the family of Union F... »
A man looks at a poster put up by an outfit called “Akila Bharatha Hindu Maha Sabha Katchi” depicting Nathuram Vinayak Godse, assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, as a patriot, in Erode on Wednesday. Photo: M. Govarthan
Mumbai, December 25, 2014

Pune court to hear suit against Godse film

A civil suit has been filed in a Pune court against Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha seeking a ban on its forthcoming film Desh Bhakt Nathuram Godse, slated for »
BHUBANESWAR, December 25, 2014

Odisha announces Rs. 100 crore for improving piped water supply

The Odisha government has announced a fund of Rs. 100 crore for improvement in piped water supply system in western Odisha town of Sambalpur, where jaundice outbreak has assumed alarming proportio... »
BERHAMPUR, December 25, 2014

No clues yet in girl’s gang-rape, murder case in Ganjam district

Even after more than four months, the accused of the gang-rape and murder of a college-going minor girl are yet to be arrested in Ganjam, the home district of Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik.Altho... »

Intense cold, dense fog prevail

Khap panchayat orders chopping off woman’s nose

SIMI suspected to be behind Pune blast

Maharashtra Council passes Maratha Reservation Bill

Goa police launch helpline for lonely senior citizens

Assembly poll results show BJP slide: Nitish

Sanjay Dutt out of Yerwada jail on 14-day furlough

NC offers to back PDP

Bank accounts opened under PMJDY will be Aadhar-linked

Mother of Inderjit Nanda aka Bittoo, who was shot dead by police, with a photograph of her son at Attari village in Amritsar on December 20, 2014. Photo: Akhilesh Kumar
ATTARI (AMRITSAR), December 25, 2014

Family of Punjab SWAT firing victim awaits justice

“They should have killed me instead. I have no support left now,” wailed Usha, as she clutched on to a framed picture of her son, Inderjit Singh alias Bittoo, who was shot dead by the Special Weap... »
A still image taken from video shows a monkey shaking another monkey which fell unconscious after being shocked by electrical wiring in Kanpur.
NEW DELHI, December 25, 2014

Monkey brings electrocuted ‘friend’ back to life

Onlookers at a railway station in northern India watched in awe a monkey using all his powers to bring back to life another monkey who was electrocuted and fell unconscious on the rail tracks. »
Meerut, December 25, 2014

Hindu Mahasabha performs ‘Bhumi pujan’ for Godse temple in Meerut

Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha activists are all set to build the country's first temple for Mahatma Gandhi's assassin Nathuram Godse in Meerut. As a first step for building the temple,... »
Jammu, December 25, 2014

BJP to play crucial role in J&K govt formation: Jaitley

Asserting that it has several options, the BJP on Thursday said it will play a “crucial” role whoever forms the government in Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing a press conference after a meet... »
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking from Assi Ghat in Varanasi on Thursday. Photo: Rajeev Bhatt
Varanasi, December 25, 2014

Modi visits Varanasi on Good Governance Day

Asserting that development and good governance are the only ways ahead, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday visited his Lok Sabha constituency Varanasi as part of nation-wide Good Governance... »
Adivasis, who fled from their village Phuluguri after a Bodo militant attack, take refuge in a local school, at Shamukjuli village in Sonitpur district of Assam on Wednesday.
Guwahati, December 25, 2014

Assam toll rises to 78, riots spread to Kokrajhar

The toll rose to 78 on Thursday in attacks by NDFB(S) and retaliatory violence in lower Assam with miscreants among Adivasis setting afire houses of Bodos as the backlash to the Tuesday massacre c... »
New Delhi, December 25, 2014

Two detained in Delhi acid attack case

The Delhi Police have detained two men for allegedly attacking a 30-year-old doctor with acid in West Delhi’s Rajouri Garden on Tuesday. “We have identified them and are taking them to the police... »
Guwahati, December 25, 2014

Gogoi criticises Chief Secretary over leisure trip

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Wednesday criticised the State Chief Secretary, Jitesh Khosla, for continuing his family tour and enjoying an elephant ride at Kaziranga National Park even afte... »
Agartala, December 25, 2014

Exchange of power greetings in N-E states

: Exchange of power has become a unique way to extend greetings between the North-eastern States during major festivals. Taking cue from previous years, Tripura has started supplying additional pow... »
CHANDIGARH, December 25, 2014

Furore over MLA’s remarks in Assembly

The issue of some objectionable remarks made by Shiromani Akali Dal MLA Virsa Singh Valtoha, which were subsequently expunged by Speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal, dominated the proceedings of the Punj... »

27 vehicle pile-up at Yamuna expressway kills 2

Raghuvar Das front runner for Jharkhand CM’s post

Security stepped up in U.P. ahead of Christmas

Actor says 'false statement', officer says 'slip of tongue'

Delhi Police file charge sheet against Uber cab driver

Protests break out in Assam against Bodo militant attack

Centre to have mobile monitoring system for MGNREGA

GTDC signs MoU with IRCTC for ‘Holiday Special’ trains



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