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Rahul is Congress chief, attacks Modi for indulging in 'medieval' politics

NEW DELHI: In a generational shift that ended the Sonia Gandhi era in the Congress, her son Rahul Gandhi on Saturday took over as the new party President and launched a sharp attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi accusing him of taking the country "backwards to a medieval past" where people are butchered because of what they eat and believe in.

India to host Afghanistan for first-ever Test

India will host newly promoted Test side Afghanistan for their first-ever Test match, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced on Monday.

BCCI lifts ban on RCA

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Monday decided to revoke the ban on the Rajasthan Cricket Association (RCA) provided former IPL czar Lalit Modi stays away from its functioning.

One and half lakh foot fall in 'PITEX' on fourth day

Commenced with much fanfare on last Thursday at vast ground of Ranjit Avenue, five day long 'PITEX' was today thronged by nearly one and half lakh visitors who had arrived from different locations of the country here.

Is the BJP nervous about Gujarat?

Normally, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) shouldn't have any worries about the election results in Gujarat. It is Narendra Modi's home state and the party has been in power there for more than two decades.

Cabinet expansion after Dec 18 but no convention in Congress for Deputy CM : Capt Amarinder

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday said he would go in for cabinet expansion after the declaration of the Gujarat poll results, on December 18, but ruled out appointment of a deputy chief minister, for which the Congress has no convention.

Man burnt alive in Rajasthan for 'love jihad', accused arrested

In a horrifying video going viral, a man is seen being burnt alive in Rajasamand district of Rajasthan, for allegedly committing "love jihad". Police arrested the alleged perpetrator of the crime, Shambunath Raigar, on Thursday.

Salim-Sulaiman collaborate with artistes for 'Yaari' songs

 Composers Salim and Sulaiman Merchant have teamed up with artistes for "Yaari" (friendship) songs in Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Rajasthani and Punjabi.

Vijender Singh to defend title on Dec 23 in Jaipur

After organising three successful title fights of India’s knockout king Vijender Singh in Delhi and Mumbai, IOS Boxing Promotions and Vijender Singh Promotions is now moving to the Pink City of ‘Jaipur’ in Rajasthan. On 23rdDecember, the historical Sawai Mansingh Indoor Stadium of Jaipur will host ‘Rajasthan Rumble’ the Pro boxing spectacle of WBO Asia Pacific and Oriental Super Middleweight Champion Vijender Singh.

BJP did what Pakistan, ISI couldn't in 60 years: Kejriwal

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday accused the BJP of dividing India on Hindu-Muslim lines and said it had done in three years what Pakistan and its ISI could not do in 60 years.

Liqour worth Rs 2.2 crore seized in Gandhingar

GANDHINAGAR: In late night raids on Friday, a Gujarat Police team seized Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) worth Rs 2.2 crore and five vehicles worth Rs 24.15 lakh from Khoraj village, the Election Commission said on Saturday.

World meet on education kicks off at Rayat Bahra University

MOHALI: The two-day 6th World Conference `EDUCON 2017’ of Global Educational Research Association (GERA) on `Education: A Mirror of Society’ got off  to a grand start at the University School of Education, Rayat Bahra University, here today.

'Padmavati': Body of man found hanging on Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur

JAIPUR: The body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging from the outer walls of Nahargarh Fort here on Friday morning, with the message "'Padmavati' ka virodh" - in protest against the film "Padmavati".

Vyapam scam: CBI chargesheet names 592 in 2012 PMT test case

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Thursday filed a chargesheet against 592 persons in the multi-crore Vyapam examination scam linked with 2012 Pre Medical Test (PMT) case.

Punjab CM moots proposal for setting up corporation for wholesale distribution of liquor

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday directed the Excise Department to explore the possibility of setting up a wholesale liquor corporation for the distribution of liquor, as a step towards ending monopolistic practices in the trade and earning revenue for the state exchequer.

IAS officer arrested in Rajasthan for rape

Senior IAS officer B.B. Mohanty accused of raping a 23-year-old woman was arrested here, a police officer said on Tuesday.

CMs Shivraj, Amarinder jump on anti-'Padmavati' wagon, Mamata says attack on freedom of expression

Even as the release of "Padmavati" has been deferred, three Chief Ministers on Monday jumped into the controversy with Madhya Pradesh's Shivraj Singh Chouhan announcing a ban on the film in his state, while his Punjab counterpart Amarinder Singh backed the Rajput community in its protests against Sanjay Leela Bhansali's historical drama that is mired in controversy.

'Padmavati' distorts history, will not release in MP: Chouhan

In yet another blow to the makers of historical period drama "Padmavati", Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday said that a film that "distorts history" and was "against the respect of the country's mother Padmavatiji" would not be allowed to be screened in the state.

Four PU boxers advance in Inter-Varsity Boxing

CHANDIGARH: Hosts Panjab University boxers Shishpal Singh (Lightfly), Vikash (Bantam), Sandeep (Light) and Shankar (Heavy) recorded win in their preliminary round bouts in the All-India Inter-University Boxing (men) Championship at the Panjab University Complex here today.

Delhi's air quality deteriorates, becomes 'very poor'

NEW DELHI:  Hours after slight improvement in the air quality of Delhi-NCR, the national capital again started inhaling toxins as the quality of air deteriorated from "poor" in the morning to "very poor" in the evening on Saturday.

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