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Chidambaram behaves like Mallya, Nirav Modi: BJP

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Wednesday accused former Union Minister P. Chidambaram of behaving like fugitive businessmen Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi by not cooperating with the central agencies probing alleged corruption in the INX Media case.

Demolition of Sri Guru Ravidas temple: AAP leadership holds ‘dharna’ in Delhi, seeks restoration

CHANDIGARH: A large number of local and Punjab senior leadership, supporters, workers of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) staged a ‘dharna’ against the Modi-led union government against the demolition of the 540-year-old Sri Guru Ravidas temple at Tuglaqabad in Delhi by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which is under its direct control, and demanded restoration of the monument to its old glory.

Yogi brings in 23 new ministers, eyes by-polls, 2022 polls

LUCKNOW: In what can be termed as a near-total revamp of the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh, 23 new ministers were sworn in on Wednesday at the Raj Bhawan by Governor Anandiben Patel.

When Trinamool MP reminded request for temple to Modi

NEW DELHI:  West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee may see red over ‘Jai Shri Ram chants, but one of her party MPs reminded Narendra Modi about the need for a temple in a housing complex here when the Prime Minister went to inaugurate the flats.

Bihar killings: Slain policeman's family demands CBI probe

PATNA:  A day after a sub-inspector and a constable of the Bihar Police were killed and a constable seriously injured by criminals during an encounter in Saran district, the slain sub-inspector's family has demanded a CBI probe into the incident.

Onam celebrations in Kerala to be a low key affair

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:  Onam celebrations in Kerala will be a low key affair as the state is recovering from devastating floods, the state Cabinet decided at its weekly meeting here on Wednesday.

Opposition speaking in Pakistan's language on Kashmir: Minister

HYDERABAD: Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy on Wednesday said that the number of violent protests in Jammu and Kashmir has come down lately. He also slammed the opposition for speaking in the language of Pakistan.

Raj Thackeray gets support from cousin Uddhav

MUMBAI:  Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray - who has been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Thursday for investigation - secured support from an unexpected quarter, his estranged cousin and ruling ally Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray.

Army HQ reorganization: 206 officers sent to field

NEW DELHI:  Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday approved the relocation of 206 Army officers from here to their original field units as part of reorganization of the Army headquarters.

MNS activist ends life after ED notice to Raj Thackeray

THANE (MAHARASHTRA): Agitated by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) summons to Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray, a young party activist committed suicide by setting himself afire, here on Wednesday morning, police said.

Maoist killed in Telangana encounter

HYDERABAD:  A Maoist was killed in an encounter with police in Telangana's Bhadradri Kothagudem district on Wednesday, police said.

Chidambaram being hunted for exposing government: Priyanka

NEW DELHI:  Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday came out in support of former Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram saying he is being "shamefully" hunted down for exposing the failures of the central government.

CBI, ED teams looking for Chidambaram

NEW DELHI:  From the moment the Delhi High Court rejected the anticipatory bail plea of senior Congress leader and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media money laundering case, the CBI and ED teams have visited his residence four times in the past 12 hours. However, there's no trace of him.

Avinash Rai Khanna, BJP's poll incharge in Kashmir stresses on tourism, job creation

NEW DELHI:  The BJP is looking to bring economic prosperity and jobs in the Valley before troublemakers create disenchantment among people. Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about an aspirational Kashmir. IANS has got a sneak peek on what the ruling party has in mind to fulfil the aspirations.

Delhi Deputy CM confers awards to Urdu scholars

NEW DELHI:  Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Tuesday conferred the annual awards to Urdu scholars for their contribution to Urdu literature.

Punjab Govt files revision petition against CBI court's refusal to give Bargari closure report copy

MOHALI: In pursuance of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh’s directive to challenge the closure report in the Bargari case, the Punjab Government on Tuesday filed a revision petition in the CBI special court at Mohali challenging its July 23 orders disallowing the state’s request for a copy of the closure report filed by the agency.

Punjab Governor adminsiters oath to PPSC Chairman, two members

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Governor V.P. Singh Badnore on Tuesday administered the oath of office to the newly appointed Chairman and members of Punjab Public Service Commission (PPSC) in the presence of Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.

Medium to high level flood expected in Pak river

ISLAMABAD:  River Sutlej is likely to experience medium to high level flooding as water levels reached 17.80 feet on Tuesday after India released water "without preschedule".

Chidambaram moves SC seeking protection from arrest

NEW DELHI: Hours after the Delhi High Court on Tuesday rejected former Finance MInister P. Chidambaram's anticipatory bail plea in the INX Media case, the battery of lawyers representing him approached the Supreme Court for the urgent hearing seeking protection from arrest.

IITs, IIMs in UP to include yoga in curriculum

LUCKNOW: Leading management and technical institutions in Uttar Pradesh will now have yoga classes for students and faculty members.

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