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CM Arvind Kejriwal releases Delhi Minorities Commission annual report 2016-17

NEW DELHI: Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Arvind Kejriwal today met a delegation of Delhi Minorities Commission led by its’ chairman Dr. Zafarul-Islam Khan and released the Annual Report of the activities and initiatives of the commission for the year 2016-17.

'Padmavati': Body of man found hanging on Nahargarh Fort in Jaipur

JAIPUR: The body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging from the outer walls of Nahargarh Fort here on Friday morning, with the message "'Padmavati' ka virodh" - in protest against the film "Padmavati".

Sukhbir Badal writes to PM urging to intervene in renaming Dyal Singh Evening College as Vande Matram College

CHANDIGARH: Former deputy chief minister and Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to intervene and nip an attempt to create communal disharmony by some mischievous elements who wanted to rename the Dyal Singh Evening College, Delhi as Vande Matram college.

Prasoon Joshi, Nitesh Tiwari hopes for gender sensitivity in children's films

PANAJI: Gone are the days of creating a project about a damsel in distress waiting for her prince to come and rescue her. Instead, it is time to usher in gender sensitivity, and allow women to take charge and fight for themselves in the narrative of projects under children's films genre, say industry experts.

Fire guts shops, residential houses in Karnah

KUPWARA: Five structures including two residential houses and three kirana shops were gutted in two fire incidents in Tangdhar town of Karnah teshil in Kupwara district.

Safe City plans for women in eight metropolitan cities initiated

NEW DELHI: The Central government on Wednesday began a process of formulating a comprehensive safe city plans for women in eight metropolitan cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Lucknow and Hyderabad.

India sets up panel to draft new Income Tax Act

NEW DELHI: A task force for redrafting the Indian Income Tax Act, 1961, to bring it in tune with the current economic needs and realities, was set up by the government on Wednesday, an official statement said.

Punjab hikes rural development fee from 2 to 3 percent in the name of farmer welfare

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet, led by Captain Amarinder Singh, has approved various amendments to provide relief to the debt-ridden farmers by promoting agricultural diversification and rural infrastructural development in the state.

Afghan envoy moots trade route and revival of Kabul-Amritsar air link in meeting with Punjab CM

CHANDIGARH: Afghanistan’s ambassador to India Shaida Mohammad Abdali has proposed revival of the Amritsar-Kabul air corridor and a pilot project for 1500 tonnes of cargo trade to further boost his country’s traditionally close ties with Punjab.

Rashtrapati Bhavan open for public - four days a week

NEW DELHI: Rashtrapati Bhavan, the sprawling official residence of the Indian President, will now be open for public viewing -- four days a week.

Congress promises job quotas, Hardik pledges support

AHMEDABAD: Patidar leader Hardik Patel on Wednesday extended his support to the Congress in Assembly elections after it promised to give job quotas to the Patel community under the OBC category in Gujarat.

Hyderabad getting decked up for Ivanka's visit

HYDERABAD:  With less than a week left for Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), this Information Technology hub is getting decked up for the delegates from 150 countries, especially US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump.

Rana KP Singh calls upon legislatires for collective efforts to ensure welfare of Punjab

CHANDIGARH: Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha Rana KP Singh today called upon the legislators of the state to rise above the party politics and work collectively to ensure the welfare of Punjab.

Thousands pay last respects to Dasmunsi

Thousands of grief stricken people and leaders cutting across political lines turned up on Tuesday to bid adieu to veteran Congress leader Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi, who died in a Delhi hospital on Monday.

Police posted outside Deepika's parents' home in Bengaluru

Police personnel have been posted outside the residence of Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone's parents here following threats over her role in the Hindi film "Padmavati", the police said on Tuesday.

IAS officer arrested in Rajasthan for rape

Senior IAS officer B.B. Mohanty accused of raping a 23-year-old woman was arrested here, a police officer said on Tuesday.

Three Pakistani LeT militants killed in J&K

Three Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants were killed on Tuesday in a gunfight with the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara district, police said.

Coldest night in Srinagar, Leh frozen at minus 10.2

Srinagar on Tuesday witnessed the coldest night of the season so far as the minimum temperature dropped to minus 1.7 degrees Celsius.

Modi lauds Bhandari on ICJ re-election

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated Justice Dalveer Bhandari for his re-election to the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

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