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Bengaluru-bound Hamsafar express derails in Assam

    Updated On : Apr 30,2019   1:00 pm
Agartala, April 30 (IANS) Two wheels of Bengaluru-bound Hamsafar Express derailed on Tuesday in southern Assam bordering Tripura, an official said. View More..

Riyan recollects 'like father, like son' moment with Dhoni

    Updated On : Apr 30,2019   11:58 am
New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) There's a famous phrase in English: Like father, like son. This totally fits Riyan Parag, who has already caught the eyes of many with his performances in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). View More..

Congress moves SC as EC 'fails to act' against PM, Shah

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   7:32 pm
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a Congress petition that claimed that the Election Commission had refused to act on a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP chief Amit Shah for making "hate speeches" and "using" armed forces for "political propaganda" during the Lok Sabha polls. View More..

Heat wave, deficit rain affect normal life in NE

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   5:00 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, April 29 (IANS) The normal life in the northeastern region has been affected due to heat wave in several areas and deficit pre-monsoon rains, officials said on Monday. View More..

SC moved after EC does not act against PM, Shah

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   4:14 pm
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to hear on Tuesday a Congress petition which claimed that the Election Commission had refused to take action on a complaint against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah for allegedly making "hate speeches" and "using" armed forces for "political propaganda" during the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. View More..

e-cigarettes effective way to quit smoking: Indian study

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   1:44 pm
Ahmedabad, April 29 (IANS) A first-ever Indian study has found that Electronic Nicotine Delivery System (ENDS), also known as e-cigarettes, pose much less a health risk than combustible cigarettes and could be an ideal tool to reduce or give up smoking. View More..

Assam Rifles accuses NSCN-IM of violating ceasefire, cautions against escalation

    Updated On : Apr 29,2019   1:54 am
New Delhi, April 29 (IANS) The NSCN-IM has committed a serious violation of ceasefire ground rules by setting up an "unauthorised camp" in Ukhrul district of Manipur, Indian Army sources have said. View More..

India gears up for biggest man management exercise abroad (IANS Exclusive)

    Updated On : Apr 28,2019   1:00 pm
Hyderabad, April 28 (IANS) With a record number of two lakh pilgrims from India set to perform Haj this year, efforts are on to organize the required manpower for the biggest man management exercise undertaken by India outside its border, officials said. View More..

MSD connection between Riyan Parag and his father

    Updated On : Apr 27,2019   2:46 pm
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) During the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) game against Rajasthan Royals in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) played on April 11, 17-year-old Riyan Parag--who was making his IPL debut--was caught behind by MS Dhoni after he had scored 16 runs at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. CSK went on to win that match by four wickets. View More..

For BJP, election starts now (IANS Exclusive)

    Updated On : Apr 27,2019   8:08 am
New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) For the ruling BJP, the general election of 2019 jump-starts now. This is where the BJP takes the knife to the prison yard fight, for in 2014, it won 161 of the 240 seats on view. As middle and north India goes to the polls over the next four phases, the BJP's resolve gets emboldened further for it knows that to retain power, it has to convert these seats into victories. View More..

Journalists attacked in Assam, CM condemns attack

    Updated On : Apr 26,2019   7:04 pm
Guwahati, April 26 (IANS) In what could be described as post-poll violence in Assam, two journalists have been targeted by unidentified miscreants in two separate incidents in the state . View More..

Modi files nomination from Varanasi, NDA stands in support

    Updated On : Apr 26,2019   1:00 pm
Varanasi, April 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi filed his nomination papers for the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat on Friday. View More..

Voters unsure who are they angry with: CVOTER-IANS tracker

    Updated On : Apr 26,2019   12:16 pm
New Delhi, April 26 (IANS) Most of the voters are undecided about who they are angry with even as people appeared equally disenchanted with state and the central government, according to the latest CVOTER-IANS tracker. View More..

SC unhappy with Assam's response on deporting foreigners

    Updated On : Apr 25,2019   8:20 pm
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday expressed its unhappiness about measures taken by the Assam government to deport illegal foreigners lodged in state's detention camps. View More..

Voters upbeat about living standards improving next year: IANS-C VOTER tracker

    Updated On : Apr 25,2019   8:00 am
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Most of the voters are upbeat about their future as close to 60 percent respondents in a CVOTER-IANS tracker felt that their quality of life will improve in the next one year. View More..

Almost 68% voter turnout in third phase of LS polls

    Updated On : Apr 24,2019   8:12 pm
New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) The voter turnout during the third phase of the seven-phase elections was recorded at 67.97 per cent in the 117 Lok Sabha seats spread across 13 states and two Union Territories where polling took place on Tuesday, as per latest figures available with the Election Commission (EC). View More..

NE states have voted for all 25 LS seats in region

    Updated On : Apr 24,2019   2:04 pm
Agartala/Guwahati, April 24 (IANS) With the conclusion of the third phase of voting in the ongoing Lok Sabha elections, polling in all the 25 parliamentary constituencies of the eight Northeastern states have been completed, Election Commission (EC) officials said on Wednesday. View More..

Earthquake in Arunachal, no casualties reported

    Updated On : Apr 24,2019   11:54 am
Itanagar, April 24 (IANS) An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter Scale hit the northeastern states in the early hours of Wednesday, an official said. View More..

66% voter turnout in third phase polls

    Updated On : Apr 23,2019   10:34 pm
New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) The third phase of Lok Sabha polls saw a voter turnout of 66 per cent compared to 69.03 per cent in 2014 with some states such as Odisha and Goa recording lower turnouts and a few others like Bihar witnessing a higher participation. View More..

Over 80% voting in incident-free Tripura LS poll

    Updated On : Apr 23,2019   7:56 pm
Agartala, April 23 (IANS) Over 80 per cent of the total 12.5 lakh voters on Tuesday cast their ballots in the deferred polling for the Tripura East parliamentary constituency, election officials said. View More..