• 'I felt suffocated': Setback for Uttar Pradesh Congress as ex-Youth Congress leader, team joins AAP
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    'I felt suffocated': Setback for Uttar Pradesh Congress as ex-Youth Congress leader, team joins AAP

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Congress suffered a major setback on Sunday as the former State head of the Youth Congress, Nadeem Ashraf Jaisi (53) along with entire former team joined the Aam Admi Party. Other ex-office bearers Muneesh Chaudhary (ex-vice president), Watan Sinha and Dhanraj Sonkar (both

  • Delhi police issue traffic advisory ahead of Donald Trump's visit -- Here are the roads to avoid
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    Delhi police issue traffic advisory ahead of Donald Trump's visit -- Here are the roads to avoid

    Traffic in some parts of the national capital will be affected on Monday due to security measures put in place for the visit of US President Donald Trump, officials said. Trump, who is scheduled to arrive on Monday for a less than 36-hour trip to India, will be accompanied by a high-level delegation

  • With ornate private spa & food testing lab, ITC hotel's uber-luxurious suite to host President Trump in Delhi
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    With ornate private spa & food testing lab, ITC hotel's uber-luxurious suite to host President Trump in Delhi

    With a food testing laboratory, elaborate security systems, uber luxurious amenities such as an ornate private drawing room and spa and floor butlers, the mansion-like Grand Presidential Suite of the ITC Maurya here that has played host to a number of heads of states is all set to welcome US President

  • UP Governor, CM Yogi to welcome President Trump at airport in Agra: District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh
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    UP Governor, CM Yogi to welcome President Trump at airport in Agra: District Magistrate Prabhu N Singh

    US President Donald Trump will be welcomed by Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on his arrival at the airport in Agra where hundreds of artistes will perform, a top official said on Sunday.

  • Police, not protesters responsible for inconvenience to commuters: Shaheen Bagh interlocutor Wajahat Habibullah tells SC
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    Police, not protesters responsible for inconvenience to commuters: Shaheen Bagh interlocutor Wajahat Habibullah tells SC

    Former Chief Information Commissioner Wajahat Habibullah has told the Supreme Court the protest at Shaheen Bagh here against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) was peaceful and inconvenience being caused to commuters was due to barricades "unnecessarily" put by police on roads far away from

  • 'Preserve, conserve our biodiversity' urges Prime Minister Modi during Mann ki Baat address
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    'Preserve, conserve our biodiversity' urges Prime Minister Modi during Mann ki Baat address

    New Delhi: Describing the biodiversity of India as a "unique treasure" for the entire humankind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday urged people to preserve and conserve it. Addressing his monthly 'Mann ki Baat' radio address, the prime minister referred to Tamil poetess Avvaiyar

  • India looks forward to welcoming US President Donald Trump: PM Modi
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    India looks forward to welcoming US President Donald Trump: PM Modi

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India looks forward to welcoming US President Donald Trump. The US president is on a visit to India from February 24 to 25. It is an honour that he will be with us tomorrow, starting with the historic programme in Ahmedabad!

  • Underworld don Ravi Pujari arrested in South Africa, likely to be deported
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    Underworld don Ravi Pujari arrested in South Africa, likely to be deported

    New Delhi: Dreaded underworld don Ravi Pujari, operating from overseas, has been reportedly arrested in South Africa and efforts are on for his deportation to India. Pujari, who parted ways with underworld don Chhota Rajan, had jumped bail from Senegal, last year and had escaped to South Africa, where

  • Despite heavy security, five langurs to be deployed to protect Donald Trump in Agra
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    Despite heavy security, five langurs to be deployed to protect Donald Trump in Agra

    US President Donald Trump makes his first official visit to India on Monday and work has been going on around the clock to spruce things up. Despite heavy security arrangement for US President Donald Trump, the security agencies are worried about monkeys who create misery in Agra. According to India

  • I pray for early release of Abdullahs and Mehbooba Mufti from detention: Rajnath Singh
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    I pray for early release of Abdullahs and Mehbooba Mufti from detention: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that he is praying for the early release of three former chief ministers of Jammu & Kashmir from their detention and hoping that they will contribute to normalizing situation in Kashmir. Dozens of politicians, including three former chief ministers

  • Jaipur firm, which made cutlery for Obama, designs exclusive gold and silver tableware for Donald Trump
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    Jaipur firm, which made cutlery for Obama, designs exclusive gold and silver tableware for Donald Trump

    Jaipur (Rajasthan): A Jaipur-based cutlery designer, Arun Pabuwal, has designed an exclusive set of gold and silver-plated tableware for the personal use of US President Donald Trump and wife Melania during their India. This 'Trump Collection' has some new designs.

  • Over 500 gather outside Delhi's Jaffrabad to protest against CAA, NRC; security beefed up
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    Over 500 gather outside Delhi's Jaffrabad to protest against CAA, NRC; security beefed up

    Over 500 people, mostly women, on Sunday gathered outside the Jaffrabad metro station in northeast Delhi, prompting the Delhi Metro authorities to close the entry and exit gates of the station. #WATCH Delhi: People continue to protest in Jaffrabad metro station area, against #CitizenshipAmendmentAct

  • ‘Taking back my words as I am a true Indian’: Waris Pathan apologises for '15 crore Muslims...' remark
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    ‘Taking back my words as I am a true Indian’: Waris Pathan apologises for '15 crore Muslims...' remark

    Mumbai: Facing flak over his controversial remarks at a rally, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Waris Pathan on Saturday took back his words and said he had not targeted any community but had spoken against members of some organisations. "If any of my words have hurt someone

  • ‘Sharjeel Imam kept relation with Gauhati University professor’
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    ‘Sharjeel Imam kept relation with Gauhati University professor’

    Guwahati: Amid the ongoing marathon grilling on Sharjeel Imam by crime branch officials of Assam Police since Thursday night, sources inform here that Imam, who was arrested for his seditious slogans asking for cutting off Assam and Northeast from the rest of the country, has allegedly confessed to the

  • Snakes pose threat in Sonbhadhra goldmine
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    Snakes pose threat in Sonbhadhra goldmine

    New Delhi: Sonbhadra, a Naxal-infested backward district of Uttar Pradesh, has struck a very large reserves of gold estimated to be not less than 3,000 tonnes of the yellow metal worth over Rs 12 lakh crore. The hunt for the gold reserves had begun in the Sonbhadra district in 1992-93 after the central

  • UP BJP MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi gets clean chit in gangrape case
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    UP BJP MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi gets clean chit in gangrape case

    Bhadohi (UP): Police on Saturday gave a clean chit to local BJP MLA Ravindra Nath Tripathi in a gangrape case as “no evidence” was found against him and arrested his nephew, officials said. Five others, who had also been named in an FIR lodged on Wednesday, were also absolved of rape charges by the

  • Rahul Gandhi remains top leader in Congress: Salman Khurshid
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    Rahul Gandhi remains top leader in Congress: Salman Khurshid

    New Delhi: A large section within the Congress has always felt that Rahul Gandhi must come back as party chief and he remains the “top leader” in the party, senior leader Salman Khurshid said on Saturday, asserting that Gandhi should be allowed to make his decision at a time of his choice. In an interview

  • PM Narendra Modi to address 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 am today
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    PM Narendra Modi to address 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 am today

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the 62nd edition of his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' at 11 am today. In his previous address on January 26, the Prime Minister urged people to serve Mother India with a new-found resolve in the new decade and expressed hope that

  • Wide Angle: Behind the stage of a POTUS visit
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    Wide Angle: Behind the stage of a POTUS visit

    The upcoming visit of US President Donald Trump conjured up decade-old memories when President Barack Obama and the then first lady Michelle Obama had visited India in 2010. Typically the preparations for the visit begin around a month and a half before any POTUS visit (President of the United States

  • India prepared to bring back cheetah: Wildlife experts
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    India prepared to bring back cheetah: Wildlife experts

    Gandhinagar: India is prepared to bring back the cheetah, which became extinct 70 years ago, as the species’ protected areas have been restored, according to wildlife experts. The country is in a condition where it is economically possible to restore lost heritage, Wildlife Institute of India (WWI)

  • Calcutta HC notifies new paper rules
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    Calcutta HC notifies new paper rules

    KOLKATA: The Calcutta High Court has introduced new rules for the use of A4 size white paper for filings, instead of green paper. The gazette notification dated February 18, 2020, states that all pleadings contained in petitions, affidavits and applications or otherwise and all memoranda of appeal shall

  • Anti-competitive conduct probe: Flipkart petition in Karnataka HC
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    Anti-competitive conduct probe: Flipkart petition in Karnataka HC

    BENGALURU: Following the trail of its competitor Amazon, Flipkart has now filed a petition in the Karnataka HC seeking to quash the order passed by Competition Commission of India (CCI) directing a probe into allegations of anti-competitive conduct. The plea states that CCI has directed an investigation

  • Rule of law is foundation of societal values in India: PM Narendra Modi
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    Rule of law is foundation of societal values in India: PM Narendra Modi

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that the rule of law is the foundation of societal values in India and that every Indian has belief in the judiciary. This is the reason that every Indian has a belief in the judiciary.""Recently, there have been some important judicial

  • New National Education Policy in doldrums
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    New National Education Policy in doldrums

    New Delhi: The roll-out of the new National Education Policy (NEP) under work since the Modi government assumed power in May 2014 has been further delayed, this time because of Prime Minister Modi’s intervention to direct the Human Resources Development Ministry to rework on certain issues in the draft

  • Shaheen Bagh blockade lifted, but stir continues
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    Shaheen Bagh blockade lifted, but stir continues

    New Delhi: Protesters at the Shaheen Bagh in South Delhi on Saturday on the 70th day of their demonstrations opened the passage from Jamia in Delhi to Noida in Uttar Pradesh after the top court-appointed mediators assured to take up their demand against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and related