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Flood fury: Toll climbs to 153 in Bihar; Army called in for rescue operations in UP


NEW DELHI: The Bihar flood toll climbed to 153 on Friday while those marooned in 17 districts of the state crossed the 1 crore mark, even as the Army was called in for relief and rescue operations in deluge-hit eastern Uttar Pradesh districts adj

BJP suspends Bihar leader allegedly involved in Srijan scam


 A day after Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the Rs 1,000-crore Srijan scam in Bhagalpur district, his ally BJP on Friday suspended a senior party leader for his alleged involvement

Medha Patkar in jail: MP BJP leaders resign in protest


In protest against jailing of Narmada Bachao Andolan (NDA) leader Medha Patkar after "framing her in false charges", the office-bearers of Kadmal unit of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Madhya Pradesh on Friday resigned en ma


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The much expected merger of the two major factions in the AIADMK - one led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K. Palaniswami and the other by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam -- did not fructify on Friday. A senior leader belonging to the Pann

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Lucknow: Union home minister Rajnath Singh asserted on Friday that by 2022, a solution would be found to the Kashmir problem as also other problems like terrorism and insurgency in the northeast.   “There are a lot of problems

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Tokyo: The Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph Dunford said that the military alliance between his country and Japan was rock solid and reaffirmed the US' commitment towards the defence of its allies. Meeting with Japanese Prime Mi

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New Delhi:  Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet on Friday hiked its excess baggage charges. According to the airline's website, the fee on excess checked-in baggage above the free 15 kg limit for 5 kg has been hiked from Rs 500 earlier to Rs 1

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Kolkata:Exuding confidence of a regime change at the centre after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Friday said the anti-BJP opposition parties have joined hands and things would be clear within six months. &q

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The tax department on Friday said the number of individuals filing income tax returns has jumped to 2.79 crore this year from 2.23 crore last year, matching with the 56 lakh new tax payer addition stated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The st

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 Karti Chidambaram, son of senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P Chidambaram, was today directed by the Supreme Court to appear before the investigating officer at CBI headquarters here on August 23 for questioning in a corrupti

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Mumbai:Akshay Kumar, who is known for doing films with social messages, thinks that it takes time for people to get in to a social mood. Participated in a press conference to mark the success of his "Toilet: Ek Prem Katha" through Skype fro

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The Railway Protection Force (RPF) has deployed decoy passengers on Rajdhani trains to sniff out a gang posing as travellers but suspected to be behind a series of thefts on board the premium trains The RPF believes the thefts on the August Kr

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India today said it will continue to engage with China to find a mutually acceptable solution to the Dokalam standoff, asserting that peace and tranquility on the border is an important pre-requisite for smooth bilateral relationship. "We

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New Delhi: Pakistan uses its High Commission in Delhi to fund terrorists. This fact has come to light after the arrest of the Kashmiri businessman Zahoor Ahmad Watali.Sent to NIA custody for 10 days, Watali used to get money for the Kashmiri separati

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New Delhi: After being in news for doing intimate scenes in "Babumoshai Bandookbaaz", actress Bidita Bag is now part of a children's film. "I have signed three more films. They are more realistic. One is a children's film, the

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