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  • SC opens Sabarimala gates to women aged 10-50

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday opened the gates of the Sabarimala temple dedicated to Lord Ayyappa in Kerala to the women in the 10-50 age group, saying the ban violated their fundamental rights and constitutional guarantees. In a majority 4:1 judgment, the top court also read down the...

  • Chidambaram targets Modi government for dodging Rafale probe

    New Delhi: Congress leader P. Chidambaram on Monday ridiculed the Narendra Modi government for refusing a probe into the Rafale deal after Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley discredited former French President Francois Hollande's revelation on the choice of an offset partner. 'Truth cannot have...

  • Another bridge collapses in Bengal, none injured

    Kolkata: Within a month of the Majerhat bridge collapse here in West Bengal, that claimed three lives, an under construction bridge in South 24 Parganas collapsed on Monday, police said. 'Part of the under construction bridge over Kalnagini river in Kawkdeep area collapsed at around 10 a.m. No one...

  • Rahul says Hollande has called Modi a thief, PM should reply

    New Delhi: Ratcheting up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said former French President Francois Hollande has called him a 'thief' in the Rafale deal and sought a Joint Parliamentary Committee probe into the issue. Addressing a press conference...

  • NASA to conduct contest to name next Mars rover in 2019

    Washington: NASA is on the look out for a partner to conduct a contest among students to name the agency's next rover to the Red Planet -- the Mars 2020 mission -- in the 2019 academic year. The Mars 2020 rover mission addresses high-priority science goals for Mars, including key questions about...

  • Makeover gambits by RSS, Congress: Are they for real?

    Two intriguing exercises in U-turns are on at the moment. While Congress president Rahul Gandhi is trying to rid the Congress of its pro-Muslim image, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief, Mohan Bhagwat, is claiming that a Hindu 'rashtra' (nation) will include Muslims as well. Although...

  • 80 Manipur University students arrested

    Imphal: Eighty students and six professors of the Manipur University were arrested after police stormed the boys hostel early on Friday following a complaint by the Vice Chancellor's office, officials said. According to Inspectors General of Police S. Kailun and Clay Khongsai, the police entered...

  • Three policemen announce resignation on social media

    Srinagar: Three Jammu and Kashmir policemen in Shopian district on Friday announced their resignation on social media after the abduction and killing of three of their colleagues by militants. The three policemen who quit were a constable and two special police officers (SPOs). Militants have...

  • 271 mn people moved out of poverty in India: UNDP

    New Delhi: India has made momentous progress in reducing multidimensional poverty with its incidence almost halving between 2005-6 and 2015-16, climbing down to 27.5 per cent from 54.7 per cent, according to estimates from the 2018 global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI). 'In India, the first...

  • At least 45 killed as bus falls into gorge in Telangana

    Hyderabad: At least 45 people were killed when a bus carrying pilgrims plunged into a valley in Telangana's Jagtiyal district on Tuesday The bus belonging to TSRTC was loaded with 80 people and returning from the temple of Kondagattu Anjaneya Swamy when it skidded off the road, resulting in one of...

  • US award for Indian-born woman research scholar

    Bengaluru: An Indian-born woman research scholar from the University of Washington won the Paul Baran Young Scholar Award for 2018 for using smartphones to detect life-threatening symptoms, the California-based Marconi Society, which has instituted the award, said on Tuesday.'Nandakumar...

  • Petrol touches Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani

    Parbhani (Maharashtra): Petrol prices on Tuesday breached the psychological barrier of Rs 90 and touched a scorching Rs 90.11 in Maharashtra's Parbhani - a new record in India, an official said.Parbhani District Petrol Dealers Association (PDPDA) President Sanjay Deshmukh told IANS that...