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Pakistan hockey hero seeks heart transplant in India

ISLAMABAD: Former Pakistan hockey player Mansoor Ahmed has appealed to the Indian government to grant him a visa so he can travel to the country for a heart transplant.

ED attaches property worth Rs 1,122 cr of Vadodara's Diamond Power

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached property worth Rs 1,122 crore belonging to Vadodara-based DPIL firm in connection with a Rs 2,654.40 crore bank fraud case.

Why death penalty for child rape doesn't mean swifter, better justice

MBAI : About 90 per cent of child rape cases were pending trial in India in 2016, no more than 28 per cent of such cases ended in conviction, and there is a 20-year backlog in bringing cases to trial, the latest available national crime data show.

Hopeful of more India-Bangladesh cricket series in new FTP: BCB

There are chances that India might host Bangladesh more in future with the isuue of a greater number of bilateral series between the two set to be discussed when Future Tours Programme (FTP) for 2019-2023 is confirmed here during the on-going five-day International Cricket Council (ICC) meet.

Soldier injured in J&K forest shootout

An Indian Army soldier was injured on Tuesday in a shootout between hiding militants and the security forces in Jammu and Kashmirs' Tral forest area.

Sushma Swaraj slams Pakistan at SCO meet

India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday slammed Pakistan for sheltering terrorists and urged the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to act against the countries that promote terrorism.

11 more dead Maoists found in Maharashtra river; toll reaches 33

The security forces have recovered at least 11 more bodies of suspected Maoists from the Indravati River here early on Tuesday, official sources said.

Modi's new slogan: Save daughters from BJP, says Rahul

NEW DELHI: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the Kathua and Unnao rape incidents, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Monday said he will come up with a new slogan asking people to save their daughters from his BJP.

Petrol price at Rs 74.50 a litre in Delhi, highest since September 2013

Petrol prices rose for the fifth consecutive day on Monday to Rs 74.50 per litre in New Delhi, even as global crude oil cost dipped somewhat due to international factors.

Health Ministry removes 'fat shaming' tweet after Twitterati outrage

In an embarrassment for the government, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) on Monday removed a tweet that asked people "What's your choice?" based on a photo that displayed two women -- one overweight, depicting non-veg and processed food items and the other lean with fruits and vegetables.

Heavy smoke disrupts services on Delhi Metro's Red Line

Noisy wedding celebrations, high-pitched religious fervour and other ear-splitting nocturnal festivities have become a nightmare for peace-loving citizens of Punjab. Finally, the state's lawmakers and authorities seem to be waking up to the pervasive civic nuisance.

Hostel students from SC, ST, OBC families to get subsidised foodgrain

Union Food and Public Distribution Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said hostel students belonging to SC, ST and OBC families will be entitled to 15 kg of foodgrain per month at subsidised rates.

76% citizens want death penalty for rapists: Survey

A day after President Ram Nath Kovind gave his nod to an ordinance on death penalty for rapists who attack children, a citizen survey shows that 76 per cent of the people agree with it.

Planet conservation one of the most critical issues: Farhan Akhtar

Actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar says that it is important to raise awareness about the planet's conservation as that has become one of the critical issues nowadays.

AFSPA removed from Meghalaya, restricted in Arunachal

 The Union Home Ministry has removed Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act (AFSPA) from Meghalaya and reduced it to eight police stations in Arunachal Pradesh, an official said on Monday.

Dalit votes make them important for politicians: Paswan

Blaming the Congress for the poor state of Dalits in the country, Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday said it was their votes that attracted politicians to them.

SC stays proceedings against Salman over caste remarks

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday put on hold the proceedings pending against Bollywood superstar Salman Khan before several courts across the country in cases registered under the SC/ST Act for alleged derogatory remarks against a community.

SC may be moved on CJI impeachment rejection: Tulsi

NEW DELHI: Nominated Rajya Sabha member K.T.S. Tulsi on Monday said the opposition parties have the option of moving the Supreme Court against the order of Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu rejecting their impeachment notice against Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

Naidu rejects impeachment motion against Chief Justice Misra

NEW DELHI: Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday rejected the Congress-led opposition's notice for impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra.

Canada’s largest Toronto School Board declares November “Hindu Heritage Month”

Toronto District School Board (TDSB) in Canada has resolved that month of November each year be declared as Hindu Heritage Month.

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