SC appointed mediators reach Shaheen Bagh, say hoping for resolution with everyone’s cooperation

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Senior advocates Sanjay Hegde and Sadhana Ramachandran, mediators appointed by the Supreme Court to engage with the anti-CAA protestors for shifting the venue from Shaheen Bagh, on Wednesday reached the spot.Advocate Sa...

BMC must be held responsible for cleanliness of Shivaji Maharaj’s statue, says Manohar Joshi

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): The unclean statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj prompted anger from the locals here when Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari along with mayor Kishori Pednekar visited Shivaji Park to pay tribute to ...

Who’s the criminal? reads poster against RJD chief Lalu Yadav

Patna (Bihar) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): The ongoing poster war gets further escalated as posters against Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav were seen in Patna on Wednesday. The poster featured a caricature of Lalu Prasad…

Delhi court upholds Amanatullah Khan’s discharge in 2010 child labour rescue case

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A sessions court in Delhi on Wednesday upheld a magistrate court order, which had discharged Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan in a 2010 child labour rescue case.Additional Sessions Judge Ajay…

Gangster Ejaz Lakdawala’s daughter gets clean chit in extortion case

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): The Crime Branch of Mumbai Police has given a clean chit to Shifa Lakdawala Sheikh, daughter of gangster Ejaz Lakdawala, in connection with an extortion case.However, another case against her relating to…

Ram Temple construction will happen without obstacles, says UP Deputy CM

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Dinesh Sharma on Wednesday exuded confidence that the Ram Temple will be constructed in Ayodhya soon since the Central government-mandated trust for the holy site…

Madhya Pradesh: School in Khand functioning without building

Shahdol (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A state government-run primary school in Madhya Pradesh has been functioning without a building in the Khand area of Shahdol district, highlighting the administration's apathy towards providing basic infr...

Bihar: Rs 15 lakh looted from private bank by unidentified people

Muzaffarpur (Bihar) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Four unidentified people have looted the private finance bank and fled away with Rs 15 lakh cash in Muzaffarpur district, Bihar Police on Wednesday said.The bank comes under the jurisdiction of Saraiya…

Pinarayi Vijayan should resign if CM aware of fraud committed by DGP : Congress MLA

Kochi (Kerala) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Following the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) report against Director General of Police Loknath Behera over "misuse" of funds allocated for modernization and the missing rifles and ammunition, Congress MLA P ...

Special court adjourns hearing in CBI vs CBI alleged graft case, summons ex-IO AK Bassi

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A special court in Delhi on Wednesday adjourned till February 28 hearing in the CBI vs CBI alleged graft case and asked the investigating officer Ajay Kumar Bassi to appear before it…

Jayalalithaa’s birthday to be celebrated as ‘State Women Children Protection Day’: Palaniswami

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Karnataka Government will celebrate former Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa's birthday as 'State Women Children Protection Day' on February 24, said Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami on Wednesd...

Senior Counsel RS Cheema to continue as Special Public Prosecutor till June 30

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Senior Counsel RS Cheema is set to continue as Special Public Prosecutor (SPP) till June 30 to conduct trials on behalf of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in the money laundering case pertaining…

Annual grand rally organised in Pune on occasion of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

Pune (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): An annual grand rally was on Wednesday organised on the occasion of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti.This year's Shivaji Jayanti marks the 390th birth anniversary of great Maratha warrior. Various groups par...

CM Arvind Kejriwal to meet Home Minister Amit Shah today

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be meeting Union Home Minister Amit Shah at North Block on Wednesday, as a courtesy call.This will be the first meeting of the two leaders after…

Wajahat Habibullah to meet SC-appointed interlocutors today, to persuade Shaheen Bagh protesters to clear road

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Former Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) Wajahat Habibullah on Wednesday will meet interlocutors who have been appointed by the Supreme Court to talk to protesters at Shaheen Bagh area and to convince them…

Swami Giri proposes Ramjanmbhoomi Nyas chief to lead Ram Temple Trust

By Pragya Kaushika New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Swami Govind Dev Giri, a member of the Shri Ramjanmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra trust, constituted to build the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, on Wednesday proposed the name of Ramjanmbhoomi Nyas…

Is Trump God that 70 lakh people will gather to welcome him: Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Hitting out at the Central Government for making elaborate arrangements for US President Donald Trump's first visit to India later this week, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Wednesday asked what is…

Tejashwi is unemployed, hence he is taking out ‘Berozgaari Hatao Yatra’: Ashwini Choubey

Patna (Bihar) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Union Minister of State Ashwini Kumar Choubey on Wednesday said that RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav is himself unemployed and hence is taking out 'Berozgaari Hatao Yatra'. He added that Yadav's family made…

Nine low-intensity bombs found in West Bengal’s Birbhum

Birbhum (West Bengal) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): At least 9 low-intensity explosive devices were recovered by the local police here on Wednesday.The bombs were found outside a health center in Singi village near Bolpur.The police are investigating as…

BJP MLA Dhullu Mahto escapes after Dhanbad Police raids residence to arrest him

Dhanbad (Jharkhand) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Dhanbad Police on Wednesday raided the residence of BJP MLA Dhullu Mahto to arrest him in connection with an alleged case of land acquisition, arms act, and molestation.According to the police, the…

Will take action against police officials, if found guilty: Chhattisgarh IG on Valentine’s Day ruckus

Ambikapur (Chhattisgarh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): After a video of a couple being beaten by a group of men in Sanjay Park on Valentines' Day went viral, Ratan Lal Dangi, IG Surguja Range on Wednesday said that action…

Delhi court adjourns hearing in JNU sedition case due to pendency of sanctions

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A Delhi court on Wednesday adjourned till April 3, the hearing in the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) sedition case, in which Kanhaiya Kumar is an accused, as Delhi government is yet to…

Cong-ruling states willing to send Priyanka Gandhi to Rajya Sabha as MP: Avinash Pandey

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Congress leader Avinash Pandey on Wednesday said that all Congress-ruling states including Rajasthan are willing to send party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi to Rajya Sabha as an MP. "This is the wish…

Unidentified criminals looted Rs 8 lakh from private finance bank in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarpur (Bihar) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Unidentified criminals looted approximately Rs 8 lakh from a private finance bank located under the limits of Saraiya Police Station in Muzaffarnagar district on Tuesday evening. The entire incident has been ...

Andhra: Chandrababu Naidu starts public awareness march against YSRCP govt

Prakasam (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday started a 'Praja Chaitanya Yatra' (public awareness march) against YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) government from Boppuru village in Marturu Ma...

Bengaluru CCB raids spa, 6 girls rescued

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Bengaluru City Crime Branch (CCB) on Wednesday raided a spa in Koramangala area and rescued six girls.The owner of the spa is absconding and the manager has been arrested.Further details are awaited.…

Nawab Malik calls Trump’s visit ‘election gimmick’, says ‘no trade promises’ will be fulfilled

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Hitting out at the Centre, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Nawab Malik on Wednesday termed US President Donald Trump's upcoming visit to India an "election gimmick", stating that he will not keep his 'big…

Kamal Kishore appointed as NDMA member for fresh term of 5 years

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): The central government on Wednesday approved the appointment of Kamal Kishore as a member of the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), for a fresh term of five years.The centre has also approved…

Constable commits suicide in UP’s Chandauli

Chandauli (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A 2016-batch constable of Uttar Pradesh police allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in the head on Wednesday.The incident occurred at around 5 am in the police barrack of Mughalsarai Police…

Farmer’s issue unaddressed in UP budget, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday targeted the Central Government over the budget and said that the issues pertaining to farmers have not been addressed in the state budget, which…

Rahul Gandhi extends wishes on Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday extended greetings to everyone on the occasion of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Jayanti.Taking to Twitter Gandhi posted a photo of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and tweeted in Hindi...

First meeting of Ram Temple Trust today, likely to finalise construction deadline

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Shree Ramjanmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra, the trust mandated by the Central government to look after the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, will hold its first meeting on Wednesday evening here.Uttar Pradesh Additional…

CBI vs CBI alleged graft case: Special court adjourns hearing on CBI chargesheet for noon today

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A special court on Wednesday adjourned the hearing on Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) chargesheet for 12-noon today and has asked the probe agency to get the case diary in connection with…

Fire in Himachal Pradesh Kinnaur forests partially under control

Kinnaur (Himachal Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A fire that broke out in the forests in the Chaura area of Kinnaur on Wednesday morning had been brought partially under control, authorities said. BL Negi, Conservator Forest Rampur forest…

Union Home Secy to appear before Parliamentary Committee of MHA on Demands for Grants

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla will be appearing before the Parliamentary Committee of Home Affairs on Wednesday on demands for grants (2020-2021) of Home Ministry pertaining to Union Territories (UTs). According to officia...

Govt to downgrade Chandrababu Naidu’s security cover: Andhra DGP

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Director-General of Police Office (DGP) on Wednesday informed that changes will be made in security of TDP chief N Chandrababu Naidu, as per the Security Review Committee's decision.At pr...

Maharashtra Governor pays tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Wednesday paid tribute to Maratha emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary.This year's Shivaji Jayanti marks the 390th birth anniversary of th...

Muslim outfits take out protest march to Tamil Nadu Secretariat against CAA, NRC, NPR

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Members of various Muslim outfits on Wednesday took out a protest march to Tamil Nadu Secretariat here against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and National Population…

PM Modi pays tribute to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on his birth anniversary

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): On the 390th birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday paid tributes to the Maratha warrior king, saying his life will continue to motivate millions. PM Modi…

Ahmedabad to welcome US President with grand ‘Namaste Trump’ event: Ram Madhav

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A grand public event - 'Namaste Trump' - will be organised to welcome US President Donald Trump in Gujarat's Ahemadabad during his two-day visit to India, said BJP general secretary Ram Madhav."A…

CAA violates Constitution, says Congress MLA UT Khader

Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Congress MLA UT Khader on Wednesday slammed the Central government over the enactment of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and said it violates the Constitution."The new citizenship amendment bill is unconstit...

Mathura man who set car ablaze to announce his marriage booked under NSA

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Authorities in Mathura booked a man named Shubham Chaudhary under the National Security Act (NSA) for allegedly creating a ruckus by setting his car on fire in September last year.Not only…

Locust attack: Central team visits Barmer to take stock of situation

Barmer (Rajasthan) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A Central team visited Barmer on Tuesday to take stock of the situation arising out of locust attack in the region.Locust pest, popularly known as 'Tiddi Dal' is a group of locusts,…

Woman raped in MP’s Teregaon Forest, four held

Kabirdham (Madhya Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Four persons, including the main accused, were arrested for allegedly raping a woman in Taregaon forest in Kabirdham district on February 17, said police on Wednesday. As per the rape victim's…

‘Change of Guard’ ceremony to commence from May 1 at Maharashtra Police HQ

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): From May 1, Maharashtra Government is set to introduce the "Change of Guard" ceremony at the state Police Headquarters here on the lines of the world-famous ceremony at the Buckingham Palace in…

Delhi HC to hear plea on ‘uniform minimum age of marriage’ today

New Delhi [India], Feb 19 (ANI): The Delhi High Court on Wednesday will hear the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking equalising of the legal age of marriage for men and women saying the limit of 18 years for…

246 elephants died in Odisha in last 3 years: Minister

Bhubaneswar(Odisha) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): As many as 246 elephants were killed in Odisha in the last three years, said Bikram Keshari Arukh, Forest and Environment Minister, while speaking in the State Assembly on Tuesday.In a written reply…

2 arrested from Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s residence in Srinagar

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): Two persons were arrested from the residence of separatist Syed Ali Shah Geelani in Srinagar on Tuesday, said Jammu and Kashmir Police sources. The two persons were arrested at around…

3 Ansar Ghazwa ul Hind terrorists killed in encounter in J-K’s Tral

Pulwama (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): The three terrorists who were killed in an encounter earlier on Wednesday belong to the terror outfit Ansar Ghazwa ul Hind, said Army sources. The terrorists who were killed in…

Woman given triple talaq in Uttar Pradesh’s Sitapur, case registered

Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 19 (ANI): A Muslim woman was allegedly given triple talaq by her husband in the Manpur area of Sitapur district.ASP Madhuban Singh told reporters that the woman had filed a case against her…