LIVE news updates: Police officers shot dead by miscreants in Bihar’s Saran district 

A police sub-inspector & a constable, part of a police team reportedly returning after conducting a raid, died when the team was fired upon near Marhaura market in Saran, Bihar

LIVE news updates: Police officers shot dead by miscreants in Bihar’s Saran district 

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20 Aug 2019, 8:12 PM

Police officers shot dead by miscreants in Bihar's Saran district

20 Aug 2019, 9:25 PM

First encounter since abrogation of Art 370 in Baramullah

In the first encounter in nearly two weeks, a fierce gun-battle broke out this evening between terrorists and security forces in Baramulla area of north Kashmir. This is also the first encounter after abrogation of Article 370 in J&K.

Sources said two to three terrorists are trapped inside as a joint operation by CRPF, Army and the Special Operation Group of the Jammu and Kashmir Police is launched. Baramullah is around 54 km from capital Srinagar.

Meanwhile, Kashmir Zone Police took to twitter to say, "Exchange of fire between security forces and terrorists in Baramulla. (The) area under cordon. Details will follow."

Ever since Article 370 was abrogated on August 5, the Valley has been by and large peaceful apart from certain stray incidents of stone-pelting.

20 Aug 2019, 7:53 PM

Groom fails NRC test, wedding called off

A family in Silchar in Assam has called off the wedding of their daughter when the groom failed to provide his citizenship credentials.

Dilwar Hussain Laskar, of Nayagram village near Silchar was in love with a local girl and the two families had agreed to their marriage.

But trouble arose when the girl's family wanted to know from his family on August 15 whether his name was in the citizens register.

"We wanted to check whether the person seeking to marry the daughter of the family is a genuine Indian citizen or an illegal foreigner staying in the country as the matter would impact her future", said a member of the girl's family.

20 Aug 2019, 7:46 PM

Army officer suffered injuries in ceasefire violation by Pakistan Army in Krishna Ghati in J&K

20 Aug 2019, 7:32 PM

Pakistan to approach ICJ over Kashmir says, FM Qureshi

Pakistan on Tuesday said it will approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Kashmir issue, weeks after India revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

"An in-principle decision has been taken to take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice," Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi told ARY News TV.

Prime Minister Imran Khan told a rare joint sitting of Pakistan's Parliament on August 6 that he will raise the Kashmir issue at every forum including the UN Security Council and also take the matter to the ICJ.

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories, evoking strong reactions from Pakistan.

India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.

20 Aug 2019, 7:07 PM

Seven injured after a bus rammed into the wall of a building in Karnataka

20 Aug 2019, 7:01 PM

BJP leader files complaint against Anurag Kashyap over 'Sacred Games'

A BJP leader on Tuesday filed a police complaint against Anurag Kashyap, alleging he has hurt sentiments of Sikhs through his web series 'Sacred Games'.

BJP legislator Manjinder Singh Sirsa also accused Kashyap of "disrespecting" Sikh and Hindu sentiments through portrayals in the web series directed by him.

No reaction was immediately available from Kashyap over the issue.

Delhi BJP spokesperson Tajinderpal Singh Bagga said he filed a complaint against Kashyap at Parliament Street police station for "insulting" Sikh sentiments.

"I filed a complaint at Parliament Street police station against Sacred Games director Anurag Kashayp for disrespecting Sikh Kakaars. In a scene of Sacred Games, a Sikh character played by Saif Ali Khan threw his Kara which is one of the Kakaars revered by the Sikhs," Bagga.

20 Aug 2019, 6:58 PM

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds telephonic conversation with US Defence Secretary Mark T Esper

20 Aug 2019, 6:56 PM

There is improvement in attendance in schools, says J&K Principal Secretary Rohit Kansal

20 Aug 2019, 6:43 PM

Junior students of UP University of Medical Sciences, forced to shave heads

20 Aug 2019, 6:42 PM

Lok Sabha Secretariat bans non-reusable plastic bottles, other plastic items in Parliament complex from today

20 Aug 2019, 6:36 PM

Punjab Government has filed a revision petition in the CBI special court in Bargari sacrilege case

20 Aug 2019, 6:32 PM

If a geo-tagged animal is found wandering on streets owners will be penalized, says Gorakhpur Municipal Commissioner Anjani Kumar Singh

20 Aug 2019, 6:25 PM

USA accuses China of 'bullying tactics' in South China sea

20 Aug 2019, 6:21 PM

Train speed to 20 kmph on Yamuna bridge as water level has crossed the danger mark

20 Aug 2019, 6:10 PM

DCW issues notice to Delhi Police after woman set ablaze by in-laws

The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) on Tuesday issued a notice to the city police in connection with a case wherein a woman was allegedly set ablaze by her in-laws in the national capital's Nizamuddin area.

The incident took place on Friday.

According to police, the victim, Yasmeen, sustained 80 per cent burns and is undergoing treatment at Safdarjung Hospital.

The woman is a widow and has three daughters, who were at a tuition class when the incident took place, they had said.

20 Aug 2019, 6:03 PM

It is a sign of intolerance, says Ghulam Nabi Azad on being stopped at Jammu airport

Azad was not allowed to go home or attend the party meeting at state Congress headquarters, his close aides said.

20 Aug 2019, 5:53 PM

Delhi Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel has disqualified AAP MLA Sandeep Kumar for defection

20 Aug 2019, 5:52 PM

63 people died in Himachal this monsoon: CM

As many as 63 people have lost their lives in Himachal Pradesh this monsoon season, while 25 of them were killed in heavy rains in the last few days, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur informed the assembly on Tuesday.

Replying to a discussion on the second day of the monsoon session, Thakur said the state suffered a total loss of Rs 625 crore due to damaged roads, water lines and power transmission since July 1.

The state government is working on a war footing to restore all the damaged roads, water and power supply at the earliest, the chief minister said.

20 Aug 2019, 5:43 PM

Kashmir is bilateral issue, then what was the need for PM Modi to call Trump?, asks Owaisi

20 Aug 2019, 5:38 PM

Centre approves Rs 4,432 crore additional assistance to Odisha, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh

20 Aug 2019, 5:17 PM

Will BJP ever tell that their corruption has made UP poor, says Priyanka Gandhi

20 Aug 2019, 5:01 PM

Reshuffle in Yogi Adityanath ministry on Wednesday

Swearing-in ceremony, following the expansion of Uttar Pradesh cabinet, to be held on Wednesday at 11 am at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow. State Minister Rajesh Agarwal resigned from the state cabinet today, citing his old age.

20 Aug 2019, 4:42 PM

Gunman holds 18 bus passengers hostage in Brazil

20 Aug 2019, 4:22 PM

Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad sent back to delhi from Jammu Airport

20 Aug 2019, 4:20 PM

DMK invites opposition to join protest demanding release of leaders in Kashmir

20 Aug 2019, 3:57 PM

Spoke to Himachal Pradesh CM on Malayalam film crew stuck in Chatru, says V Muraleedharan

20 Aug 2019, 3:43 PM

Naik Ravi Ranjan Kumar Singh lost his life in ceasefire violation by Pak Army

20 Aug 2019, 3:42 PM

Maharashtra state honours being accorded to veteran music composer, Mohammed Zahur 'Khayyam' Hashmi

20 Aug 2019, 3:41 PM

UP Minister, Rajesh Agarwal resigned from the state cabinet

20 Aug 2019, 3:39 PM

Sreesanth’s ban to be seven years, ends in August, 2020

20 Aug 2019, 3:30 PM

Delhi HC dismisses both anticipatory bail pleas of Former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram

20 Aug 2019, 3:27 PM

Woman delivers on floor of govt hospital in Farrukhabad in UP

A woman was forced to deliver a baby on the corridor floor of a state-run hospital here after the staff failed to provide her a bed in Farrukhabad, UP

20 Aug 2019, 3:04 PM

Hike in fuel prices is a cruel step, it will increase misery of people, says Mayawati

Hike in fuel prices cruel step, will increase misery of people: Mayawati Lucknow, Aug 20 (PTI) BSP President Mayawati on Tuesday slammed the hike in petrol and diesel prices in Uttar Pradesh, saying it would further increase the "misery" of people hit by inflation and unemployment.

Petrol and diesel prices in Uttar Pradesh have been hiked by Rs 2.5 and Re 1 respectively from Monday night as the government increased VAT.

20 Aug 2019, 2:55 PM

IAF cautious and alert, says Air Chief BS Dhanoa amid Indo-Pak tensions

20 Aug 2019, 2:38 PM

Indian preacher sorry to Malaysians for race remarks

A controversial Indian Islamic preacher apologised Tuesday for making comments about race in multi-ethnic Malaysia which sparked calls for his expulsion, a day after being questioned by police.

20 Aug 2019, 2:38 PM

Army man killed, 4 injured in Pak firing along LoC in J-K's Poonch

An Army man was killed and four others injured as Pakistani troops targeted forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Tuesday, officials said.

20 Aug 2019, 2:04 PM

Govt to make adequate arrangements for people to appeal against non-inclusion in NRC

Govt will make adequate arrangements for people to appeal against non-inclusion in NRC in Assam

Every individual, whose name does not figure in final NRC, can represent his/her case in front of foreigners tribunal.

20 Aug 2019, 1:52 PM

CM Trivendra Singh Rawat visits areas affected due to cloudburst

20 Aug 2019, 1:49 PM

HP Minister RL Markanda airlifted from Kaza to Shimla

20 Aug 2019, 1:37 PM

Special Court convicts Chhota Rajan for attempt to murder of BR Shetty

20 Aug 2019, 1:26 PM

BJP MP D Arvind demands to re-name his constituency

20 Aug 2019, 1:07 PM

Pakistan violated ceasefire in Krishna Ghati sector in Poonch

20 Aug 2019, 12:57 PM

Debates is just an excuse but RSS-BJP's real target is the social justice, says Priyanka Gandhi

20 Aug 2019, 12:52 PM

ISRO Chief K Sivan explains intricacies of Chandrayaan 2 using miniature model

20 Aug 2019, 12:50 PM

No fresh spell of rains; flood-like situation continues in Punjab, Haryana

No fresh spell of rainfall was reported on Tuesday morning in Punjab and Haryana, though a flood-like situation prevailed in many parts of both the states after heavy rains over the past few days

20 Aug 2019, 12:46 PM

Maharashtra CM, Devendra Fadnavis paid tribute to Former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary

20 Aug 2019, 12:35 PM

Exploiting communal passion and violence to divide India, says Manmohan Singh

Both external and internal - inciting, exploiting communal passion and violence to divide India: Manmohan Singh

20 Aug 2019, 12:20 PM

Country has been witnessing some disturbing trends over the past few years, says Manmohan Singh

Country has been witnessing some disturbing trends over the past few years. These trends of growing intolerance, communal polarization, growing incidents of violent crimes propelled by hatred of certain groups & mob violence can only damage our polity, says Manmohan Singh

20 Aug 2019, 12:16 PM

MPs pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary in the Parliament

20 Aug 2019, 12:12 PM

SC issues notice to Centre, Twitter, Google & YouTube

20 Aug 2019, 12:05 PM

Arvind Kejriwal in HC to quash defamation complaint by Vijender Gupta

CM Arvind Kejriwal has moved the Delhi High Court for quashing of the defamation complaint against him by BJP leader Vijender Gupta and summons issued to him in the matter.

20 Aug 2019, 12:01 PM

Water level in Yamuna further rises

The River Yamuna in the city continued to swell on Tuesday and was flowing above the danger level, an official said.

The river was flowing at 206 metres at 11 am. On Monday, the river breached the danger mark of 205.33 metres, the official said.

20 Aug 2019, 11:52 AM

More than 6000 people have been shifted to tents in Delhi after Yamuna water reached danger level

20 Aug 2019, 11:52 AM

Gehlot congratulates ISRO as Chandrayaan-2 enters lunar orbit

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot on Tuesday congratulated ISRO for Chandrayaan 2 successfully entering the Moon's orbit, saying it was the biggest milestone in the spacecraft's journey so far The Lunar Orbit Insertion (LOI) manoeuvre was completed successfully at 9.02 am as planned

20 Aug 2019, 11:39 AM

Next major event will happen on 2nd September when the lander will be separated from the orbiter said ISRO Chief K Sivan

20 Aug 2019, 11:33 AM

Chandrayaan 2 mission crossed a major milestone today, says ISRO Chief K sivan

20 Aug 2019, 11:27 AM

ISRO Chairman briefs the media on Lunar Orbit Insertion of Chandrayaan 2

20 Aug 2019, 11:24 AM

13 Rajasthan districts receive excess rainfall this monsoon season

Thirteen out of the total 33 districts in Rajasthan recorded excess rainfall this season, according to the Water Resources Department.

Only four districts are under the deficit rainfall category while there is no district with scanty rainfall.

The state as a whole recorded 546.84 mm rains, which is 44.8 percent more than the normal rainfall of 377.52 mm from June 1 to August 19.

20 Aug 2019, 11:18 AM

Temple destroyed to build mosque, says advocate for Ram Lalla Virajman

The Hindu temple in Ayodhya was destroyed to construct a mosque at the disputed site, said advocate for Ram Lalla Virajman, one of the parties in the politically-sensitive Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid case, on Tuesday while referring to an ASI report.

Senior advocate C S Vaidyanathan, appearing for the deity, told the court that the ASI's report refers to figures of crocodiles and tortoise, which were alien to the Muslim culture

20 Aug 2019, 10:59 AM

B Sriramulu takes oath as Karnataka Cabinet Minister

20 Aug 2019, 10:53 AM

Yamuna river flowing above danger level in Delhi

20 Aug 2019, 10:51 AM

Uttarakhand govt. deployed 3 helicopters for relief work in flood affected areas

20 Aug 2019, 10:48 AM

From my father, I learned how to listen to people’s stories, says Priyanka Gandhi on Rajiv Gandhi's birth anniversary

20 Aug 2019, 10:45 AM

Para-teachers should take classes instead of agitating: CM Kolkata

"Para-teachers should know, I have great respect for you. You educate the young generation. But should you stop taking classes for joining agitations and wear black badges?" Banerjee said at an administrative meeting in Howrah on Monday.

Mentioning that the para-teachers had been recruited by the previous Left Front regime, Banerjee claimed that after coming to power, her government had effected a substantial rise in their salary.

"While they (para-teachers) were getting Rs 4,000 in 2011-2012, we increased it to more than double in 2018. Now just a year has passed and they are demanding another hike", she said

20 Aug 2019, 10:35 AM

2 workers killed, 4-5 workers feared trapped after a part of Jhilimili coal mines in Koriya district caves

20 Aug 2019, 10:16 AM

Chandrayaan 2 enters moon orbit and will land on moon on September 7

Lunar Orbit Insertion of Chandrayaan 2 maneuver was completed successfully today at 0902 hrs IST.

20 Aug 2019, 10:14 AM

Sensex rises over 100 pts on positive global cues

Domestic equity benchmark BSE Sensex rose over 100 points in early trade on Tuesday led by gains in IT stocks amid positive cues from global markets.

The 30-share was trading 100.23 points or 0.27 per cent higher at 37,502.72 at 0930 hours; and the broader Nifty too rose 16.15 points or 0.15 per cent to 11,070.05 in morning trade

20 Aug 2019, 9:55 AM

NH 3 (Manali-Leh) blocked after a landslide occurred in Marhi, Kullu district

National Highway 3 (Manali-Leh) blocked after a landslide occurred in Marhi near Rohtang, Kullu district. An oil tanker got stuck under a boulder following the landslide.

20 Aug 2019, 9:36 AM

Ex UP Congress MLA Akhilesh Singh passes away

Former Congress MLA Akhilesh Singh passed away on Tuesday morning at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS).

A five-term legislator, he had been battling cancer since the past few years. His daughter, Aditi Singh, now represents Congress form the Sadar seat.

20 Aug 2019, 9:29 AM

Chinese missiles threaten American bases on its doorstep

20 Aug 2019, 9:04 AM

Zakir Naik banned from giving speeches in Malaysia

20 Aug 2019, 8:45 AM

Flood alert sounded in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana after heavy rains

20 Aug 2019, 8:45 AM

Sri Lankan Navy apprehend 4 Indian fishermen from Kottaipattinam in Pudukottai district near Delft Island today

20 Aug 2019, 8:21 AM

PM Narendra Modi remembers former PM Rajiv Gandhi

20 Aug 2019, 8:21 AM

Water level of Yamuna river rises to 205.94 meters, 0.61 meters above the danger level

Water level of Yamuna river rises to 205.94 meters, 0.61 meters above the danger level of 205.33 meters.

20 Aug 2019, 8:20 AM

Former President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi

Former President Pranab Mukherjee pays tribute to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary.

20 Aug 2019, 8:18 AM

Rahul Gandhi remembers his father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his birthday

“Today we celebrate the 75th birth anniversary of Rajiv Gandhi ji, a patriot & a visionary, whose far sighted policies helped build India. To me, he was a loving father who taught me never to hate, to forgive & to love all beings,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi

20 Aug 2019, 7:57 AM

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, with Rahul and Priyanka pay tribute to former PM Rajiv Gandhi on his birth anniversary

Delhi: Congress Interim President Sonia Gandhi, Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi, & Priyanka Gandhi Vadra pay tributes to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary.

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