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Ayyappa devotee immolates himself, BJP calls for Kerala shutdown

Ayyappa devotee immolates himself, BJP calls for Kerala shutdown

Venugopalan Nair poured kerosene on his clothes, set them on fire and ran into the protest venue in front of the state Secretariat.

Dec 13, 2018, 19:58 PM IST
Cyclonic storm likely in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu coast in 72 hours: IMD

Cyclonic storm likely in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu coast in 72 hours: IMD

Heavy rainfall is expected to take place at most places with heavy to very heavy falls at isolated places likely to commence over coastal Andhra Pradesh and north coastal Tamil Nadu on December 15. 

Dec 13, 2018, 19:57 PM IST
Rajasthan violence: Sachin Pilot asks Congress workers to maintain peace, says full faith in Rahul, Sonia Gandhi

Rajasthan violence: Sachin Pilot asks Congress workers to maintain peace, says full faith in Rahul, Sonia Gandhi

The supporters of Pilot became increasingly agitated demanding selection of Pilot as Rajasthan CM and blocked a key road in Karuali and damaged a highway bus in Dausa.

Dec 13, 2018, 18:30 PM IST
Congress vs Congress: Sachin Pilot's supporters block roads in Karauli and Dausa

Congress vs Congress: Sachin Pilot's supporters block roads in Karauli and Dausa

In a race between Ashok Gehlot and Sachin Pilot towards the CM's post, Rajasthan remains on tenterhooks.

Dec 13, 2018, 17:45 PM IST
Game of thrones: Divide within Congress spills from Rajasthan, MP to Chhattisgarh

Game of thrones: Divide within Congress spills from Rajasthan, MP to Chhattisgarh

Supporters of Bhupesh Baghel and TS Sehdev clashed and are demanding their respective leader is named the next Chhattisgarh CM.

Dec 13, 2018, 17:20 PM IST
West Bengal board Class X question papers to be opened before students

West Bengal board Class X question papers to be opened before students

In a departure from the norm, the West Bengal Board of Secondary Education (WBBSE) on Tuesday announced that question paper packets will henceforth be opened in front of Class 10 candidates, shortly

Dec 13, 2018, 16:12 PM IST
Ayyappa devotee sets himself on fire then runs towards BJP leader's tent in Kerala

Ayyappa devotee sets himself on fire then runs towards BJP leader's tent in Kerala

The BJP is opposing any move to allow women in the 10-50 age group to trek the holy hill for 'darshan' at the Ayyappa temple.  

Dec 13, 2018, 16:01 PM IST
Amid suspense over next Rajasthan chief minister, preparations on at Raj Bhawan for oath taking

Amid suspense over next Rajasthan chief minister, preparations on at Raj Bhawan for oath taking

Though it's not clear when the ceremony will be held, Raj Bhawan officials don't want to leave anything for the last minute and started working on preparations from Wednesday itself.

Dec 13, 2018, 15:48 PM IST
Delhi? No, will live and die in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Delhi? No, will live and die in Madhya Pradesh: Shivraj Singh Chouhan

Three-time-CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan says he plans to lead a constructive opposition in Madhya Pradesh.

Dec 13, 2018, 15:43 PM IST
KCR takes oath as Telangana CM, faces 64 criminal cases

KCR takes oath as Telangana CM, faces 64 criminal cases

These also include charges as serious as related to attempt to murder and criminal intimidation.

Dec 13, 2018, 14:47 PM IST
K Chandrashekar Rao takes oath as Telangana CM for second consecutive term

K Chandrashekar Rao takes oath as Telangana CM for second consecutive term

The oath-taking ceremony was held in Hyderabad's Raj Bhavan.

Dec 13, 2018, 13:26 PM IST
JNUSU protests over closure of 24/7 varsity library

JNUSU protests over closure of 24/7 varsity library

The students' union had accused the varsity administration of cutting down library funds from Rs 8 crore to Rs 1.7 crore, a charge denied by the administration.

Dec 13, 2018, 12:23 PM IST
Indian Information Service officer caught red-handed taking bribe from magician

Indian Information Service officer caught red-handed taking bribe from magician

This is the first case in Gujarat where a civil service officer has been caught red-handed in a graft case

Dec 13, 2018, 12:21 PM IST
SC issues notice to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis over alleged non-disclosure of pending criminal cases in election affidavit

SC issues notice to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis over alleged non-disclosure of pending criminal cases in election affidavit

The Supreme Court on Thursday issued a notice to Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis over alleged nondisclosure of pending criminal cases in election affidavit.

Dec 13, 2018, 11:59 AM IST
SC dismisses plea seeking execution of Nirbhaya death row convicts within 2 weeks

SC dismisses plea seeking execution of Nirbhaya death row convicts within 2 weeks

The plea stated that such a delay in execution of death penalty is a bad precedent and has resulted in increasing incidents of rapes being reported on daily basis.

Dec 13, 2018, 11:24 AM IST
BJP drubs Congress, Asom Gana Parishad, AIUDF in Assam panchayat elections

BJP drubs Congress, Asom Gana Parishad, AIUDF in Assam panchayat elections

Addressing a press conference Assam State Election Commissioner H N Bora said the counting to all the 26,808 posts was likely to take entire Thursday.

Dec 13, 2018, 10:26 AM IST
20 trains cancelled for 2 months in Uttar Pradesh

20 trains cancelled for 2 months in Uttar Pradesh

Besides the cancellation, trips of 14 trains have also been reduced.

Dec 13, 2018, 10:06 AM IST
2 terrorists killed in Baramulla encounter, combing operations underway

2 terrorists killed in Baramulla encounter, combing operations underway

The Baramulla encounter, that started between armed forces and terrorists on Wednesday, has concluded. The firing has stopped and combing operations are currently underway, informed the police.

Dec 13, 2018, 08:20 AM IST
Class 3 student allegedly raped and strangled to death in Rajasthan's Jhalawar

Class 3 student allegedly raped and strangled to death in Rajasthan's Jhalawar

An eight-year-old's body was found in a mustard field in the village.

Dec 13, 2018, 07:09 AM IST
TMC, BJP to hold meeting on 'rath yatra' on Thursday

TMC, BJP to hold meeting on 'rath yatra' on Thursday

The TMC informed the BJP on the date and venue of the meeting that will be held on Thursday at Lalbazar conference room in Kolkata.

Dec 12, 2018, 19:04 PM IST

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