- J&K admin asks Rahul, leaders not to visit Srinagar (Lead)(00:02)
Srinagar, Aug 24 (IANS) As a delegation of opposition parties, led by Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, is set to visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday in the wake of abrogation of Article 370, the administration requested them against visiting the state, saying attempts should not be made to disturb the gradual restoration of normal life.
- Row over Jerusalem ad in Tirupati (Lead)(23:44)
Tirupati, Aug 23 (IANS) Advertisement of Jerusalem yatra and Haj pilgrimage on bus tickets in the temple town of Tirupati has sparked a row on Friday, compelling Andhra Pradesh government to order a probe.
- SC sets aside criminal proceeding against Hyatt Hotel MD(23:40)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The criminal proceedings against the Managing Director of Asian Hotels (North) Ltd, which runs Hyatt Regency Hotel here, in a 2013 negligence case was set aside by the Supreme Court on Friday.
- CRPF awarded for social initiatives in Chhattisgarh(23:34)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Posted as Commandant in one of the most dangerous areas in Chhasttigarh -- Bijapur -- Sudhir Kumar in 2016 thought of deploying motor cycle ambulance that could serve the people of Chhattisgarh and the paramilitary posted in Maoist-hit areas of the state.
- M'rashtra govt to defend Ambedkar House in UK (2nd Lead)(23:22)
Mumbai, Aug 23 (IANS) The Maharashtra government on Friday named two prominent experts to oppose attempts to shut down the Ambedkar House, a memorial dedicated to Babasaheb Ambedkar in London, a top official said here.
- Won't allow saffronisation: Congress on DU polls(22:40)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi unit of the Congress on Friday said it will not allow saffronisation of educational institutions as it chalked out plans for the Delhi University Students' Union elections.
- Ex-Andhra speaker's showroom searched for 'missing' furniture(22:38)
Amaravati, Aug 23 (IANS) Amid high drama, Andhra Pradesh Assembly officials on Friday searched a motorbike showroom belonging to the family of former speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, two days after he admitted diverting some furniture and equipment to his house.
- 182 kg of marijuana seized from Rajasthan-MP Border(22:34)
Jaipur, Aug 23 (IANS) A truck carrying over 182 kg of marijuana (ganja) was impounded by CID Crime Branch and Kotwali police Dholpur, near Madhya Pradesh border on Friday, a day after over 600 kg of marijuana was seized in Jaipur, said police.
- Congress blames DeMo, GST for slowdown(22:28)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Soon after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday announced measures to bring the economy on track, the Congress hit out at the ruling BJP, saying Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision on demonetisation and a faulty Goods and Services Tax were "monumental blunders" that led to the slowdown of the economy.
- Rahul to lead opposition delegation to Kashmir(22:26)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) A delegation of nine opposition parties led by former Congress chief Rahul Gandhi will visit Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday to meet the people and party leaders in the region where restrictions have been imposed since the abrogation of Article 370.
- Pak has no claim on river waters, says Minister(22:12)
By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat said on Friday that "Pakistan is needlessly crying hoarse over India's decision to utilize our own share of water. It is India's right; the Indus Water Treaty allows us to do so," he told IANS.
- 2 days after violence, peace returns to Tughlakabad(22:02)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The situation in Tughlakabad Extension which witnessed police lathi-charge and vandalism on Wednesday after Dalit protesters turned violent over demolition of a Sant Ravidas temple, remained largely peaceful on Friday as life limped back to normal with heavy police presence in the area.
- Delhi govt mulls fining BEL over CCTV delay(21:46)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) The Delhi government on Friday said it proposes to impose a penalty of Rs 16 crore on the Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) for its slow pace of installing 1.40 lakh CCTVs across Delhi.
- Bihar MLA accused of keeping bombs surrenders(21:40)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) An Independent legislator from Bihar who was evading arrest from the state police on charges of keeping two bombs, an AK-47 rifle and 26 cartridges in his residence on Friday surrendered in a court here, police said.
- Ravidas temple row: Delhi govt says it has no role(21:30)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Environment Minister Kailash Gahlot on Friday said the Delhi government has no role in the Ravidas temple demolition and it is for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to take a decision.
- BJP upbeat, RSS affiliates happy with Nirmala's steps(21:24)
New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing a host of decisions and undoing some of previous decisions has not only the market happy but has also given the BJP a much-needed reprieve.