Police stop BJP supporters from marching towards the Raj Bhavan during a rally to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in Srinagar to celebrate Diwali with flood victims, in Srinagar on Thursday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
The Hindu Police stop BJP supporters from marching towards the Raj Bhavan during a rally to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi who arrived in Srinagar to celebrate Diwali with flood victims, in Srinagar on Thursday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad

Modi announces Rs. 745-crore package for J&K

While Rs. 570 crore would be provided for renovation of houses, Rs. 175 crore would go for renovation of six major hospitals. »

Triple murder of Dalit family rocks Maharashtra

Three people were murdered and their mutilated body parts dispersed on a farm in Maharashtra’s Ahmednagar district. »
BJP Maharashtra unit president and frontrunner for the Chief Minister's post called on Union Minister Nitin Gadkari twice on Thursday, setting off rumours about the intent of the meet. File photo: Paul Noronha

Fadnavis meets Gadkari twice in four hours

With the race for the Maharashtra CM's post hotting up, Gadkari says he is pained to see "unreasonable controversy in the media about Devendra and me." »
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, in her post on a social networking site on Wednesday, said: “There will be no bed charges for patients, even in ...CCU and Cabins of Government Hospitals up to District level.”
KOLKATA, October 23, 2014

Mamata announces free treatment in govt hospitals

Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has declared that patients will get free treatment in all government hospitals and health centers across the State, other than Medical Colleges in Kolkata. M... »
Kolkata, October 23, 2014

11 infants die in Malda govt hospital in 3 days

At least 11 infants died in the government-run Malda Medical College and Hospital (MMCH) in the past 72 hours, bringing into focus again the poor condition of government hospitals in West Bengal. »
PANAJI, October 23, 2014

State Security Commissions only on paper: CHRI

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative(CHRI), in its second and latest national-level report on the functioning of the State Security Commissions(SSCs) and police oversight mechanisms, has lamen... »
Panaji, October 23, 2014

Russian tourist accuses molestation during medical examination at GMC

A Russian tourist who was molested on a north-Goa beach last week, has reported to the Russian consular officials here that she was molested again by a male doctor at the Goa Medical College (GMC)... »
BERHAMPUR, October 23, 2014

Seven colleges damaged in Cyclone Hudhud

Seven colleges in three southern Odisha districts have been damaged in cyclone Hudhud. Four colleges in Koraput district followed by two in Nabarangpur and one in Gajapati were affected... »
Panaji, October 23, 2014

Oktoberfest Goa 2014 to be held from Oct 31

The fourth edition of Oktoberfest Goa 2014 will be held from October 31 to November 2 along the coastal stretch of Baga in north-coastal Goa.The three-day high octane music festival will fe... »
Security personnel stand guard ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's arrival in Srinagar on Thursday. Photo: Nissar Ahmad
SRINAGAR, October 23, 2014

Partial response in Valley to strike call against Modi visit

The strike called by separatist groups against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday evoked a partial response in the Valley. Although most shops in and ar... »
JAMMU, October 23, 2014

Pak violates ceasefire twice; fires at BoPs in Samba, Jammu

In yet another ceasefire violation, Pakistan again resorted to firing on Border Out Posts (BoPs) along the International Border (IB) in the Samba and Jammu districts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursd... »
Agartala, October 22, 2014

U.S. diplomat to visit Tripura

A U.S. delegation headed by Consul General for eastern India Helen LaFave would undertake a three day visit to Tripura later this month. A State government official said that the team would arrive... »
In an apparent attempt at rapprochement with the BJP, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray (centre) had despatched Rajya Sabha MP Anil Desai (left) and party’s leader in the outgoing Assembly Subhash Desai to New Delhi on Tuesday night. File photo
Mumbai, October 22, 2014
Maharashtra govt. formation

BJP, Sena revive hopes of tie-up

After days of standoff, the Shiv Sena and the BJP on Wednesday struck a conciliatory note following Tuesday night’s talks between their leaders in Delhi, reviving hopes of a saffron coalition gove... »

Saradha scam: CBI files first charge sheet

Assam for amnesty to ULFA chief if he returns to fight polls

Security beefed up in Kashmir ahead of PM’s visit

Mild tremors in Jabalpur cause panic among locals

Surat-based diamond companies to start airline service

Manipuri student pushed off train in West Bengal

How is cess on green tea leaves utilized?

Longest rail tunnel in north-east ‘scooped out’

Omar slams ‘Kashmir march’ in London

Pune, October 23, 2014

Activists cry foul over exclusion of Maharashtra ACB from RTI purview

There is no end to the woes of Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, who headed the Congress-NCP Government, even after the drubbing the estranged parties got in the just-conclude... »
Panaji, October 23, 2014

SSC only on paper: CHRI Report

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), in its second national level report titled “State Security Commissions (SSCs): A Study of Police Oversight in India,” has lamented that despite var... »
PANAJI, October 23, 2014

Hearing of petition filed by Dhumaskar in corruption case adjourned to Oct 28

Justice P.V. Hardas on Thursday adjourned to October 28 a hearing of the petition filed by former Goa Director of Prosecution Shobha Dhumaskar seeking a stay of corruption charges she is facing un... »
Panaji, October 23, 2014

NGOs demand following of protocol while handling complaints by women

The women’s groups and non-governmental organisations (NGOs) in Goa have put forward for early implementation a standard protocol to be followed by police while handling cases of women.The... »
Jammu, October 23, 2014

No Diwali in 50 Kashmir villages

Residents of more than 50 border villages in Jammu and Kashmir cannot celebrate Diwali on Thursday. They have been told that the lamps they light will guide Pakistani forces to target them.... »
AIZAWL, October 23, 2014

Mizoram to procure 30,000 quintal rice for ‘mega block’

Mizoram government has decided to procure over 30,000 quintals of rice through a contractor to ensure that no one in the state goes without food due to ‘mega block’ by railways. The ‘mega... »
Jaipur, October 23, 2014

Seven killed in cracker shop fire in Rajasthan

At least seven people were killed early on Thursday in a fire at a firecracker shop in Rajasthan’s Barmer district, police said.The incident took place around 1 a.m. at the shop in Balotra... »
MUZAFFARNAGAR, October 23, 2014

Woman gangraped by trio

A married woman was allegedly gangraped by three people here when she was alone in her house in the Janakpuri locality in the Civil Lines area, police said. According to SHO Chander Kiran... »
Nitin Gadkari
NAGPUR, October 22, 2014

BJP MLA offers to vacate his seat for Gadkari

The Bhartiya Janata Party(BJP) MLA from Nagpur (East) constituency, Krishna Kophde, has offered to vacate his seat for senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari in case the Union Minister decides to co... »
GUWAHATI, October 22, 2014

Assam govt has proof of jihadi activities in state: Gogoi

Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said on Wednesday that the government had proof that jihadi groups were active in the state. Referring to the Jamaat-ul Mujahideen of Bangladesh (JMB), the... »

Omar Abdullah hopes PM will accept relief package proposal

Tribals of Koraput face drinking water shortage for cyclone

Gujarat High Court denies bail to Babu Bajrangi

Six ULFA militants nabbed along Assam-Meghalaya border

Five-year-old charred to death near Imphal

Maoists admit to facing difficult situation in Bastar

Gastroenteritis claims 10 lives in Odisha

Museum treasures to go online