• Kill us here but don't send us back: Rohingya refugees

    By Mohammed ShafeeqHyderabad: Anxiety is writ large on the faces of over 3,800 Rohingya Muslims living in this city amid reports that the Indian government is planning to deport them. They say they prefer to die here rather than return to Myanmar, where they face persecution.Having lived here for ov...

  • No place for corruption, middlemen: PMO

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) said on Friday "there is no place for corruption and middlemen" in the country.It said the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government's priority was to create a corruption-free India and that it had taken several initiatives for "uprooting corruption f...

  • Fatwa issued on Facebook against Tripura CM

    Agartala: The Tripura police on Friday launched a probe over a fatwa issued against Chief Minister Manik Sarkar on Facebook, the authorities said. "After noticing the fatwa post on Thursday, an inquiry has been initiated following the registering of a criminal case at the West Agartala police statio...

  • Bihar flood toll reaches 119

    Patna: Nearly one crore people have been affected by the Bihar floods that have claimed 119 lives so far, an official said on Friday. The Bihar disaster management department official said over 98 lakh people in 1,532 panchayats under 139 blocks in 16 districts have been affected by the floods. It ...

  • Is Congress-Trinamool moving towards an alliance in Bengal?

    By Milinda Ghosh RoyKolkata: Is West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress and the Congress moving towards an alliance ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls? The chain of recent events could be a pointer to this, but leaders of both parties are still hedging their bets with polls still far away.The politic...

  • Kasaragod politician falls off moving car in UAE, dies

    Sharjah: An Indian politician from Kerala died in an accident here after falling from a moving car. Sunitha Prashanth, 40, died on Tuesday after she hit her head on a lamp post after falling off the car on Dhaid Road, the Khaleej Times reported on Thursday. Sunitha was the councillor of the Bharatiy...

  • The country now wants 'Sach Bharat', says Rahul

    New Delhi: Accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of lying, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he speaks about 'Swachh Bharat' (Clean India) but now the country wants 'Sach Bharat' (Truthful India). "Modiji says he wants a Swachh Bharat but we want Sach Bharat. Wherever he goes, he...

  • BJP received Rs 705 cr, Cong 198 cr from corporate donors in 4 years

    New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) received a whopping Rs 705.81 crore from 2,987 corporate donors between financial years 2012-13 and 2015-16, a report by election watch body Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) revealed on Thursday. A total of Rs 956.77 crore was donated by all...

  • TN CM announces judicial probe into Jayalalithaa's death

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami on Thursday announced that a judicial commission will probe the death of Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa and said her Poes Garden house will turn into a memorial, meeting the main demands of former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam for the two AIADMK gr...

  • Thousands living under open sky in flood-hit Bihar

    Bagaha/Purnea (Bihar): Sundari Devi and her family of seven, including an elderly mother-in-law and children, are struggling to survive along an elevated road here for the last three days. Authorities have failed to provide them a polythene or plastic sheet. Their roof is the sky. Sundari Devi is on...

  • Siddaramaiah calls on Rajnath, Suresh Prabhu, Patel in Delhi

    Bengaluru: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah called on Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in New Delhi on Thursday and appealed to Singh to amend the changed National Disaster Relief Fund norms which are detrimental to the interests of the state. The CM explained that the allocation for Karnataka...

  • 10-year-old Chandigarh rape victim delivers girl child

    Chandigarh: A 10-year-old girl, who was raped by her uncle repeatedly, delivered a girl child in a government hospital here on Thursday, hospital officials said. The mother and child were stable, hospital sources said, adding the newborn was in intensive care as it was underweight. The rape victim w...