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  • Jayalalithaa died on Dec 4, not Dec 5, 2016: Sasikala's brother

    Chennai: In a new twist to the death of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa, the brother of her close aide, now jailed, VK Sasikala on Wednesday said that she died on December 4, 2016 and not on December 5 as officially announced by Apollo Hospitals.Participating at the AIADMK founder and...

  • Parents to get real-time CCTV footage of Delhi classrooms

    New Delhi: Parents whose children study in Delhi government schools will have real-time access to CCTV footage of classrooms to ensure transparency and safety of children, it was announced on Wednesday.Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reviewed the progress of installation of closed-circuit...

  • BJP members 'purify' venue after Prakash Raj speech

    Bengaluru: Members of BJP's Yuva Morcha sprinkled cow urine to "purify" the stage which hosted a programme in which actor Prakash Raj attacked Uttara Kannada MP and Union Minister Anant Kumar Hegde a few days ago. The actor Prakash Raj had attended an event titled 'Our Constitution, Our...

  • Indian politicians who flew in Su-30

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday became the second woman politician to fly in a Su-30 fighter jet. Here is a list of political leaders who earlier flew in the Sukhoi 30 fighter jets of the Indian Air Force.A.P.J. Abdul Kalam -- When then President A.P.J. Abdul...

  • All 14 types of Rs10 coin valid, legal tender, says RBI

    Bengaluru: The Reserve Bank India (RBI) clarified on Wednesday that all 14 designs of Rs 10 coin are valid and legal tender. "It has come to the notice of the Reserve Bank that in certain places there is reluctance on part of traders and members of public to accept Rs 10 coins due to...

  • Final hearing on crucial Aadhaar case begins in SC

    Bengaluru: A five-judge Constitution bench of the SC on Wednesday began the final hearing in the Aadhaar case. The bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar, Adarsh Kumar Sikri, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan is hearing the petitions challenging the validity of Aadhaar...

  • Togadia feeling unsafe under BJP? Hardik thinks so

    Bengaluru: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday added a new twist to VHP leader Praveen Togadia's mysterious disappearance by stating that the latter felt unsafe under BJP rule. "Pravin Togadia was safe during Congress' reign, but today, under BJP rule, he feels...

  • Demonetised currency worth Rs97cr recovered in Kanpur

    Bengaluru: Demonetised currency is still in news. The Kanpur police on Tuesday arrested 16 people and recovered Rs 97 crore old currency notes from an under-construction house in Kanpur.Acting on a tip-off from the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Kanpur police conducted raids at three...

  • Trying to make country 'innovation-friendly': Modi

    Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that innovation was the key to end several problems plaguing the country.Speaking at the iCreate Centre in Ahmedabad, Modi said, "Today, it is necessary to innovate to get rid of the problems faced by our young country. How to improve the...

  • 'Padmaavat' producers move SC challenging ban by 4 states

    Bengaluru: In the wake of several state governments banning Sanjay Leela Bhansali's movie "Padmaavat", the producers of the movie have moved the Supreme Court over the bans.According to PTI, the top court has agreed to hear the plea of the producers.A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and...

  • Air India sale to go on, but suggestions welcome: Minister

    New Delhi: "Suggestions" on Air India's strategic divestment are welcome but the proposed stake sale in the debt-ridden national carrier will go on, Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapati Raju has said.On recent reports that a Parliamentary Panel might recommend to scuttle the divestment process,...

  • Centre ends Haj subsidy to 'empower minorities without appeasement'

    New Delhi: The central government has withdrawn subsidy provided to Haj pilgrims from this year.This was disclosed by Union Minority affairs minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Tuesday. "This is part of our policy to empower minorities with dignity and without appeasement," PTI quoted Naqvi as...