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11 stations to be upgraded to airport-like standard

New Delhi, Jan 20: Railways is working towards railway station upgrade. There are reports that around eleven railway stations under the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) will be upgraded to airport-like standard soon. The 11 stations include five in Assam. The ...

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Amit Shah discharged from AIIMS after undergoing treatment for swine flu

BJP president Amit Shah, who was undergoing treatment for swine flu at All India Institute of Medical Sciences in Delhi, was discharged Sunday. Shah tweeted later saying he was completely healthy and thanked people for their good wishes. “By the ...

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Second BJP man killed in days, Shivraj Singh attacks Congress government

BARWANI, MADHYA PRADESH: Madhya Pradesh BJP leader Manoj Thackeray was found dead in an open field in Barwani today. He is the second BJP leader, who was murdered in less than a week in the state. Former Chief Minister Shivraj Singh ...

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PM Modi: Those stopped from looting public money are forming grand alliance

Taking potshots at the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the Mahagathbandhan (Grand Alliance) has been formed by people who got infuriated by his actions against corruption. “My stand on corruption has made some people angry as I prevented them from looting ...

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MP woman’s head severed after she leans out of bus to vomit, driver arrested

Panna (Madhya Pradesh): The head of a 56-year-old woman was smashed and severed after hitting an electric pole when she leaned out of the window of a rashly-driven bus to vomit here in Madhya Pradesh on Friday, police said. The ...

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A month on, Navy finds one miner’s body in Meghalaya

SHILLONG: Thirty-six days after 15 miners got trapped inside an illegal rat-hole mine in Meghalaya, Navy personnel on Thursday morning were able to spot the floating body of one of them with the help of a remotely operated vehicle. “The ...

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Supreme Court gets two new judges

New Delhi: Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and Sanjiv Khanna were sworn in on Friday as judges of the Supreme Court. They were administered oath by the Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi. This takes the number of sitting judges of ...

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4 dead, 6 trapped in avalanche at Khardung La pass in Jammu and Kashmir’s Ladakh, rescuers at spot

Four people died and six were trapped under snow after an avalanche in Ladakh’s Khardung La pass on Friday morning. Rescue operations are underway and sources say some vehicles are also trapped. Jammu and Kashmir has been witnessing heavy snowfall ...

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NIA conducts raids in UP, Punjab as ISIS-related probe intensifies

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency or NIA today carried out searches at eight places in western Uttar Pradesh and Punjab in connection with its investigation against an ISIS-inspired group, which was allegedly planning suicide attacks and serial blasts, targeting ...

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Amit Shah suffering from swine flu as he tried to kidnap our MLAs: Congress leader Hariprasad

Accusing BJP chief Amit Shah of trying to topple the Karnataka government by kidnapping his party MLAs, senior Congress leader BK Hariprasad on Thursday said it’s because of his deed that the BJP president is suffering from swine flu. Shah ...

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At ₹4,200 crore, this year’s Kumbh Mela costliest ever

The Uttar Pradesh government has allocated ₹4,200 crore for the Kumbh Mela being held in the ‘sangam’ city of Allahabad, which is over thrice the budget of the Maha Kumbh in 2013, making the mega pilgrimage perhaps the costliest ever. ...

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49 people injured on day one of Jallikattu festival in Tamil Nadu

Forty-nine people were injured on the first day of the traditional Jallikattu festival in Tamil Nadu that has attracted the ire of animal activists, officials said Wednesday. Nearly 500 bulls and a similar number of “tamers” were involved on the ...

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Interim Budget: Income tax exemption limit may be doubled to Rs 5 lakh

New Delhi: With middle-class apathy on the rise, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may double the income tax exemption threshold for the salaried from the present Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 5 lakhs while also reinstating tax-free status for medical expenses ...

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Make minutes of select panel’s meet on Alok Verma public: Kharge to Modi

Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, the only dissenting voice in the panel that sacked Alok Verma as CBI director, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to demand that the government make public documents relating to the decision “so that the ...

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