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Padmaavat Row: 50 Supporters Of Karni Sena Detained In Mumbai

Mumbai(PTI): Police today detained around 50 supporters of Karni Sena in the city for protesting against controversial film "Padmaavat", which is scheduled to hit the screens tomorrow, an official said. The film has been facing protests by the Karni Sena and other fringe groups over allegations that historical facts were distorted in the movie. "We have detained around 50 supporters of...

Move Delhi Metro women coach to the middle, suggests Maneka

New Delhi: Expressing concern over increasing crowd in Delhi Metro, Union minister Maneka Gandhi today suggested relocating the reserved coach for women from the extreme end to the middle of the train. The Women and Child Development Minister also said that she would write to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief in this regard. The Delhi Metro, as per the existing...

MNS Workers Target Gujarati Signboards At Shops In Thane

Thane in Maharashtra(PTI): Activists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) have pulled down Gujarati signboards at some commercial establishments in the district. The cadres of the Raj Thackeray-led party smashed and pulled down over 20 signboards on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad highway in the district's Vasai area late last night, MNS Thane region president Avinash Jadhav said today. "Vasai and Thane district are...

Orissa High Court Lawyers Abstain From Court Work For 2nd Day Protesting Shortage Of Judges

Cuttack: Hundreds of lawyers of the Orissa High Court today abstained from court work for the second consecutive day to protest the transfer of judges from here, without the vacancies being filled up on time. The general body of the High Court Bar Association took an unanimous resolution when the lawyers raised the issue of recent transfer of a judge...

Last Moment Changed It All: Sindhu

Glasgow(PTI): An "upset" P V Sindhu rued that a historic gold medal at the World Badminton Championships slipped through her hands in the dying moments of the thrilling final against Nozomi Okuhara of Japan. Sindhu and Okuhara fought tooth and nail in the gripping summit clash, described by many as the best women's singles final in recent times. The Japanese...

Biju Patnaik’s Birth Centenary : NaMo Pays Tribute

Prime Minister of India Narendra Damodardas Modi on Saturday paid tributes to late Biju Patnaik, the former CM of Odisha, on his birth centenary. "Biju Babu was a man of the masses and a visionary who committed his life to serving society. I pay my tributes to him on his birth centenary," Modi tweeted. Biju Patnaik's son and Odisha Chief Minister...

Poll Khol: BJD Puts The Ball Back In BJP’s Court, Raises Questions On Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today adopted the strategy what can be termed as offence is the best way to defense.  After lying low for a few days and only sufficing replies to charges of alleged irregularities in poll expenses by Chief Minister Naveen and his party, the BJD today alleged Union Minister Jual Oram of filing false affidavit regarding...

More Trouble: Lalu Convicted In 3rd Fodder Scam Case

Ranchi(PTI): A special CBI court here today convicted Rashtriya Janata Dal supremo and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad in the third fodder scam case. CBI judge SS Prasad also found another former chief minister Jagannath Mishra guility in the case pertaining to fraudulent withdrawal of Rs 37.62 crore from the Chaibasa treasury in the 1990s. Out of the 56 accused...

Central Team Visits Mahanga In Cuttack To Probe PMAY Bogus Beneficiaries

Mahanga in Cuttack: A four-member audit team of the Union Ministry of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj today visited Mahanga block in Cuttack district to investigate alleged irregularities in identification of beneficiaries and allocation of funds for construction of pucca houses under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). The Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar had directed the Chief Controller...

Ram Nath Kovind Releases Rs 10, Rs 1000 Commemorative Coins On Lord Jagannath

Puri: President Ram Nath Kovind released Rs 10 and Rs 1000 commemorative coins on Lord Jagannath’s Nabakalebara festival during a grand event here today. Attending the centenary celebration of Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan at Shree Sadashiva Campus at Talabania, President Kovind described the citadel of the Trinity as the ‘Vidya Nagri’ (centre of knowledge) for its roots with knowledge and...

SC Grants Rs 15 Lakh Compensation To Deaf And Dumb Rape Victim From Himachal

New Delhi(PTI): The Supreme Court has granted a one-time compensation of Rs 15 lakh to a deaf and dumb rape victim from Himachal Pradesh who had delivered a girl child, modifying a high court order directing the state government to make monthly payments. The apex court said that it was not initially inclined to interfere with the high court order...

Centre Launches Modernisation Of Government Press

New Delhi(PTI): Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri today launched the modernisation of the Government Press which is estimated to cost about Rs 340 crore. Established in 1931, the Press at Minto Road caters to the printing needs of both the Houses of Parliament during session. Important gazette notifications, ordinances and budget related materials are also printed there. "Modernisation and upgradation is...

Extensive search operation on in Gurdaspur

Gurdaspur: Extensive search operations are underway near Pandher village here for the third day today after locals claimed that two men in army fatigues were moving in a suspicious manner. In this joint operation of Punjab Police and Army, security officials have been carrying out combing operation around the Tibri Cantonment area, police said today. "Our search operation is going on. We...

Odisha Government Hikes Price Of Kendu Leaf By 25%, Pluckers To Get 100% Bonus

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Odisha government has increased the prices of kendu leaf by 25 per cent per bundle to benefit about 8 lakh kendu leaf pluckers, binders and seasonal workers in the state, an official release said. As per the new rate, a Kendu leaves bundle containing 20 pieces of leaf will now be sold at Rs 1 instead of 80 paise. The...