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PM to embark on 4-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia, France
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France beginning tomorrow is aimed at boosting India's economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment. In the first leg of his six-day trip, he will visit Germany, where he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel under the framework of India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC). He will also call on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Modi said he and Merkel will "chart out a future roadmap of cooperation with focus on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, innovation and science and technology, skill development, urban infrastructure, railways and civil aviation, clean energy, development cooperation, health a...
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HRD ministry won't intervene in CBSE Moderation Policy Row: Prakash
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today categorically denied his ministry intervening in the ongoing moderation policy row and said any "change" should not be "abruptly" implemented in middle of academic session. Moderation policy refers to a practice in which students get extra marks in subjects regarded 'unusually difficult', or if there have been differences in the sets of question papers. "We will not intervene in the moderation policy issue. It is an academic call which the boards need to take," Javadekar told PTI in an interview. The HRD Minister's comments came against the backdrop of an order by Delhi High Court directing CBSE to continue with the moderation policy, which was scrapped last month after CBSE along with 32 other boards formed a consensus...
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IAF's Sukhoi-30 Jet Crash: Black Box recovered
Tezpur/New Delhi, May 28 (Agencies): The black box of the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet that went missing with two pilots on board has been recovered from a dense forest in Arunachal Pradesh, two days after wreckage of the plane was sighted. However, the fate of the crew was not yet known. "A ground search and rescue party has reached the crash site. The black box of the aircraft has been recovered. Further search is in progress," IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee said in Delhi. The identity of the missing pilots has not been disclosed and the worst is feared. The jet had gone missing shortly after taking off from Tezpur Air Force station on Tuesday on a routine training sortie and its wreckage was found on Friday in a dense forest, 60 km from Tezpur airbase. The Indian Air...
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Samajwadi Party to stage state-wide protest against BJP
LUCKNOW, May 28 (Agencies): Samajwadi Party will stage a state-wide protest over the "deteriorating" law-and-order situation in Uttar Pradesh, on May 29. Announcing the protest, SP's chief spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary today said that his party will protest against the BJP-led UP government, which was trying to "terrorise" different sections of the society. "The BJP is trying to terrorise different sections of the society. All the office bearers and party workers of the Samajwadi Party will register their protest in every district of the state on May 29 to protest against the deteriorating law and order situation in the state," said Chaudhary. He said that they would also hand over a memorandum to Governor Ram Naik to bring to his attention to the "anti- people policies" of the BJP g...
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Uttarakhand to be open defecation free by May 31
UTTARAKHAND, May 28 (Agencies): Uttarakhand will be open defecation free by this month-end, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has asserted. He said his government has given maximum emphasis on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a 'Swachh Bharat' and has taken a number of steps for cleanliness. "By the end of May, Uttarakhand will be open defecation free, barring a few areas in Haridwar," Rawat told agencies in an interview. The 56-year-old chief minister said a plan is being chalked out to rejuvenate the two rivers in Dehradun - Song and Tons - so that clean water flows through them. "The confluence of the two rivers is already free from smell. Birds have started drinking water there. It is an encouraging news," he said. Earlier, the Centre had announced that Sikkim was the f...
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Pro-ISIS slogans graffiti allegedly seen in Delhi University; complaint filed
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) Secretary, Ankit Sangwan on Sunday filed a complaint in the North Campus Police Station after Pro-ISIS slogans were allegedly seen in Delhi University' Delhi School of Economics. Sangwan said that he was in his office when few students informed him about the derogatory comment written on the wall of the college. "I later called the personal security of the university, shot the entire thing and called the local SHO. I have filed a written complaint about this, then we came to know that such slogans were also written on the walls of Justice For Social Work College," he said. Sangwan also alleged that few people are trying to defame the college and are carrying out such activities. "This is a type of propaganda, whethe...
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CBSE class 12 topper Raksha Gopal gets 99.6%, shatters humanities myths
NEW DELHHI, May 28 (Agencies): Amity International School Noida’s Raksha Gopal, who topped this year's CBSE Class 12 examinations with 99.6%, busted the myth that students from Humanities cannot score high. Raksha scored 100 marks ach in English, political science, and economics. In history and psychology, she scored 99 marks each. Bhumi Sawant De from DAV Public School in Chandigarh came second with 99.4% and Aditya Jain from Bhawan Vidyalaya Chandigarh tied third with Mannat Luthra at 99.2%. “The feeling is yet to sink in. I knew I would do well, but never thought I would top.” Raksha told CNN-News18 on Sunday. She now wants to pursue Political Science (Hons) from Delhi University....
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Zika virus in India: Symptoms, treatment and protective measures you need to follow!
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): Zika, the mosquito-borne disease, broke out as an epidemic in Brazil in 2015 and spread to 70 countries in the world. In November 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that Zika was no longer a public health emergency. Earlier this month, Brazil officially declared Zika emergency over. However, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming the first three cases of Zika virus in India on Friday, it seems that the mosquito-borne disease is slowly spreading its wings. The flavivirus is known to be carried by an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. Albopictus) that are also responsible for the transmission of dengue and chikungunya viruses. All the three Indian cases were reported from the Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad which i...
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Women molested by 12-14 boys in broad daylight in Rampur, video goes viral
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 28 (Agencies): Highlighting yet another case of lawlessness spreading in the state, a video of two girls being molested openly by a group of young men in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur district, has set the social media on fire. Around 12 to 14 boys can be seen in the video, molesting the women, even while they pleaded to let them go. Proving the sheer fearlessness of the perpetrators, the p filmed the entire development and posted it on social media. Besides manhandling and molesting the girls, the boys were laughing and making jokes the whole time, while the distraught girls kept on begging to be spared. The culprits have been identified and the police have made one arrest, as the investigation is underway. Earlier in March, after coming to power in Uttar Prade...
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Newborn baby walking immediately after birth has social media in awe! VIDEO
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): According to what we have been taught, told and seen, newborn babies are barely able to keep their eyes open, let alone walking or even balancing on their own two feet. But a video floating on social media platforms is absolutely unbelievable and has managed to stump and overwhelm the world at the same time. The video that went viral as soon as it was posted, shows a newborn baby – just fresh out of its mother's womb – draped over a nurse's arm and actually balancing on its feet and walking on the bed as if it's the most common thing ever! This baby has totally defied everything we have ever learnt. It's really a sight to behold....
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Centre needs to introspect over Kashmir situation: Shinde
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RANCHI, May 27 (Agencies): Former union home minister in the UPA cabinet Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday said there was a need for the Narendra Modi government to introspect over the Kashmir situation and India's relationship with foreign nations. The veteran Congress leader, who arrived from Delhi, to provide a 'true picture of the Modi government' who is celebrating its third anniversary in office, said Kashmir would be on the boil if the Centre did not initiate tripartite talks with Pakistan and separatists. “There was never a situation before where stones were pelted at the armed forces. During our time, such isolated incidents took place but were quickly brought under control,” Shinde told media persons at Congress' Jharkhand headquarters here. The politician added, “Terrorist ac...
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Kejriwal removes Jethmalani as his lawyer
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): Hit with another defamation case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly removed former Bharatiya Janata Party leader and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani as his lawyer. Ram Jethmalani was Kejriwal's lawyer in the defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The move by Kejriwal comes days after Jaitley filed another defamation suit against Kejriwal after he allegedly used a derogatory word against him during the hearing of the previous defamation case. Jethmalani, during the hearing of the previous defamation case, had called Jaitley a ‘crook' in court. On this, Jaitley had asked whether it was Jethmalamni's remark or his client Kejriwal's. Jethmalani had stated that it was Kejriwal's remark, following which Jaitley filed the Rs 10 c...
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Nitish Kumar skips Sonia Gandhi's 'unity lunch', to meet Modi today
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): In a significant development, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who skipped Congress president Sonia Gandhi's 'unity lunch' held at 10 Janpath today, will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. As per a report, the Bihar Chief Minister, who has drawn fondness for the BJP in recent times, will be attending a lunch to be hosted by the Prime Minister at his New Delhi residence tomorrow, in the honor of his Mauritius counterpart Anerood Jugnauth. The JD(U)'s spokesperson Ajay Alok said that it would only be an official meet between the two leaders and nothing personal would be discussed. The development is likely to come as a huge blow for Gandhis and other Opposition parties as Nitish's decision to meet PM Modi hints at a possible change of h...
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If no consensual candidates emerge, will decide our next move: Opposition on Presidential polls
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): The Opposition on Friday did not reveal what will be their next course of action in case they fail to arrive at a consensual candidate for the Presidential polls with the ruling BJP. President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends in July. Asked what transpired in the meeting at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's luncheon, party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said no decision has been taken yet. “This hasn't happened so far, if acceptable consensual candidates don't emerge then we (opposition parties) shall decide,” he told reporters after the meeting. “Normal practice has been ruling party takes initiative to build consensus on names of candidates (President and Vice President),” Azad added. Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday hosted a luncheon meeting to deliberate o...
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Amit Shah's big thumbs up to Yogi Adityanath's govt! Says tackled all issues 'promptly'
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencie): BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday lauded the Yogi Adityanath's government in Uttar Pradesh and said that he passed the test with flying colours. Shah said the UP government has handled all pressing issues, be it Jewar gang-rape, Mathura and Saharanpur incidents, without delay. “The Yogi Adityanath's government has tackled everything promptly and have taken strong steps,” Shah told reporters. On completing BJP's third year at the Centre, Shah said, “Certain things which could not be achieved in 70 years, have been attained in these three years.” Asked to comment on filmstar Rajnikanth planning to join politics, he said, “If Rajnikanth ji wishes to enter politics, he is welcome; I'm using the word 'politics', not 'BJP', decision is up to him.”...
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Opposition to field Presidential candidate if no consensus over government nominee: Mamata Banerjee
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): The Opposition parties will field a candidate in the Presidential Election if the nominee suggested by the government is not acceptable to them, West Bengal Chief Minister and Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee said on Friday. She said a small committee would be formed by the opposition leaders, who met over lunch, in case they have to choose a nominee. Banerjee said the Opposition would accept a candidate of government choice if he or she is secular and one who would uphold the Constitution. "For the Presidential Election, the decision (of the meeting) is `Let us wait` for the name of the candidate that may be given by the government, and if it satisfies all of us, then we can take a look at it. He should be secular and uphold the Constitution. If t...
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'Supercop' KPS Gill, who crushed militancy in Punjab, passes away
CHANDIGARH, May 26 (Agencies): Former Punjab Director General of Police (DGP) KPS Gill passed away on Friday. He was 82. Gill breathed his last at 2:55 pm at the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. He is credited with rooting out militancy in Punjab. The former DGP of Punjab was admitted to the hospital on May 18 under the care of Dr DS Rana, the head of the department of nephrology. "He was suffering from end stage kidney failure and significant ischemic heart disease. Gill had been recovering from peritonitis but died of a sudden cardiac arrest caused by cardiac arrhythmia," Dr Rana said. Kanwar Pal Singh Gill, who was known as `supercop`, was DGP of Punjab Police between 1988 and 1990 and came back to the post again in 1991 and held it till retirement in 1995. KPS Gill served as Director Ge...
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CBSE Class 12 results: CBSE Class XII Results likely to be declared today, check cbseresults.nic.in
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): CBSE Class 12 result: New Delhi: The Central Board of Secondary Education is likely to announce CBSE Class XII Results on Saturday (May 27, 2017) as it has decvided not to challenge the Delhi High Court's decision. As per oneindia, the board may announce the CBSE Class XII Results 2017/CBSE Class 12 result 2017 by Saturday evening. Students awaiting CBSE result 2017 Class 12 can check their results, once available, on cbseresults.nic.in. Earlier, reports had claimed that the CBSE was planning to approach the Supreme Court with a special leave petition against the Delhi HC instructions stating that evaluation for the class 10 and 12 board exams this year should be done as per the grace marks policy. The court had noted that the CBSE had decided to do away w...
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India's longest bridge inaugurated in Assam, Modi names it after Bhupen Hazarika?
GUWAHATI, May 26 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday inaugurated the strategically important Dhola-Sadiya Bridge in Assam. After inaugurating the Rs 2,056 crore strategic bridge at Sadiya in Assam's Tinsukia district, Modi walked a short distance over it. The Prime Minister announced that the country's longest bridge will be named after late legendary singer Bhupen Hazarika. Sadiya was the birth place of the maverick singer. "The bridge will not only save money, reduce travel time but it comes as a foundation for the beginning of a new economic revolution. That's why the whole nation has its eyes on this bridge", Modi said here on third anniversary of his government. "For five decades you people have been waiting for a bridge. That has now been inaugurated today (Friday...
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Babri Masjid Demolition
Court directs senior BJP leaders including Advani to appear on May 30
Lukcnow, May 26 (Agencies): A special CBI court today directed BJP stalwarts L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti to appear before it on May 30 for framing of charges in the Babri Masjid demolition case in light of the Supreme Court order restoring the serious offence of criminal conspiracy against them. Special CBI judge S K Yadav also asked three other BJP leaders -- Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambara and Vishnu Hari Dalmia -- to present themselves before the court in person on that day. He said no application for adjournment or exemption shall be entertained. The court which is hearing two separate cases, has already fixed May 30 for framing of charges against Mahant Nritya Gopal Das, Mahant Ram Vilas Vedanti, Baikunth Lal Sharma alias Prem Ji, Champat Rai Bansal, Dharma Das and Satish...
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Wreckage of Indian Air Force's missing Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jet found
GUWAHATI, May 26 (Agencies): The wreckage of the Indian Air Force's missing Sukhoi-30 fighter jet, which went missing on Tuesday, was found in the dense forests of Arunachal Pradesh on Friday. The fighter jet had disappeared with two pilots close to the China border. Defence spokesperson, Tezpur 4 Corps, Lt Col Sombit Ghosh told news agency agencies that the wreckage of the missing SU-30 jet was found close to the last known position of the aircraft, which was 60 km northwest of Tezpur in Assam's Sonitpur district. "As of now, the weather is bad and the place has dense foliage and members of the search operation are yet to reach the spot", he said. A C-130 aircraft with electro-optical payload and ALH helicopters of IAF were being utilised for the search mission. The Su-30 jet with t...
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YogiOnZee: 'Problem identified, now only operation needs to be done' - Yogi hints at big breakthrough in Saharanpur clashes
LUCKNOW, May 24 (Agencies): It's a tell-all interview of a politician who is known for his bold decisions and statements. BJP's firebrand leader and UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday spoke on a number issues during an exclusive interview with Zee News Editor Sudhir Chaudhary. Slamming previous governments for ruining UP, Yogi Adityanath said, "Past governments have looted the state; UP lost a lot in the past 15 years." Talking about his anti-Muslim image (as shown in some sections of media), Yogi said that after he became UP CM, the media got to know about my style of functioning and then started praising him and making programs on his lifestyle. "2017 UP assembly elections proved that there is no room for casteism and religion based politics in the state," Yogi said. "I don't care...
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Arundhati RAI? How fake news, a bot-account incited Paresh Rawal & Nationalist Brigade
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): Twitter India forced BJP MP Paresh Rawal to delete his offensive tweet targeting author-activist Arundhati Roy, but the news article that fuelled Rawal’s outrage was fake. On Sunday, the actor-politician tweeted saying: “Instead of tying stone-pelter on the army jeep tie Arundhati Roy”. The post was a reference to a video from Kashmir in April where the Indian army had used a civilian as a human shield. Arundhati, however, has denied ever making the statement to which Rawal (and later singer Abhijeet) responded on Twitter. "I have not been to Srinagar recently. And my last comment on Kashmir is an article published last year in Outlook," she told this magazine. The outrage from both the left and the right had begun on Rawal’s tweets but what is interestin...
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21 killed as bus carrying pilgrims plunges into Bhagirathi in Uttarakhand
UTTARKASHI, May 24 (Agencies): At least 21 pilgrims from Madhya Pradesh were killed when their bus fell into Bhagirathi river near Nalupani this evening while returning from Gangotri shrine in the Himalayas. The mishap occurred at around 6 pm as the bus fell 300 metres down the road into the river, Uttarkashi District Magistrate Ashish Shrivastava said. Twenty bodies have so far been recovered from the spot and one of the seven injured died at the hospital, he said. Rescue efforts by the SDRF, the ITBP and police personnel under the supervision of senior officials are continuing in darkness. There were around 29 pilgrims, mostly from Indore, in the bus at the time of the accident, he said. On Chardham yatra since May 12, these pilgrims had already visited Yamunotri and Gangotri and wer...
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Vivek Oberoi's gift to acid attack survivor Lalita Benbansi on her wedding day will melt your heart!
NEW DELHI, May 24 (Agencies): Today Lalita Benbansi, an acid attack survivor has become a ray of hope for many others. The 26-year-old was brutally attacked with acid by her cousins in 2012, as per ANI. The girl after braving this gruesome act has now entered into the next big stage in her life and that is matrimony. Lalita's life changing experience was triggered by a missed call. Yes! According to ANI, Lalita and her husband Rahul Kumar's love story started with a wrong number when the latter dialled the former's number accidentally. The flower of love blossomed between the two and after two months, the couple decided to get married. An 18-year-old girl was seriously injured in an acid attack by three youths when she resisted their molestation attempt in village Bhadar here. The inci...
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