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  • Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh wedding

    Bollywood stars Padukone, Singh wed in Italy: Reports

    Bollywood superstars Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh have tied the knot in Italy, Indian media reports.

  • 'Husband may steal, beg to maintain wife, child'

    A court in India rules that a man may steal, beg or borrow in order to maintain his family.

  • India witnessing heavy cyber attacks

    India has been the target of over 4.3 lakh cyber attacks from five countries including China, Russia and the US while more than 73,000 attacks were initiated from India between January and June this year, says a Finnish cyber-security company.

  • India #MeToo: Nawazuddin’s ex-lover calls him out

    Former Miss India and actress Niharika Singh is the latest celebrity in Bollywood to come out and share her ‘Me Too’ ordeal on social media.

  • Organised crime, organised crime in South Asia

    Organised crime: Bangladesh less affected in South Asia

    Bangladesh is ranked among the countries in South Asia which are less affected by organised crimes. The four South Asian countries- Nepal (107), Bangladesh (97), India (90) and Sri Lanka (85), are among the group of the countries that have been less affected by organised crime as compared to Pakistan, according to data published by World Economic Forum.

  • Maoist rebels kill 5 in India bus blast

    Indian Maoist rebels yesterday killed five people including a policeman by detonating a landmine under a bus in a restive central state that goes to the polls this month, police said.

  • Delhi gasps for breath

    Indian police arrested hundreds of revellers after a frenzied night of festival fireworks turned city air toxic nationwide yesterday despite a pre-emptive court ban on the smog-fuelling party.

  • New Delhi under cloud of smog

    Air quality in India's haze-hit north, including the capital, New Delhi, deteriorated sharply yesterday because of unfavourable weather and an increase in smoke from stubble burning in fields across the region.

  • India gets nuclear triad

    INS Arihant, India's first nuclear ballistic missile submarine, has completed its first "deterrence patrol", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said yesterday. "I congratulate all those involved, especially the crew of INS Arihant for this accomplishment, which will always be remembered in our history," PM Modi said.

  • Indian nuclear sub makes maiden patrol

    India’s first strategic strike ballistic missile submarine (SSBNs) has completed its maiden deterrence patrol, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said.

  • ‘Those with more than two children should not have voting rights’

    A day after backing calls for legislation for a Ram temple in Ayodhya, yoga guru Baba Ramdev connects people’s right to have children to their voting rights during a seminar in Haridwar.

  • '2 militants' die after Assam mob attack

    Two suspected militants of the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) were killed when a mob lynched them in Assam'

  • Bangalees Killing in Assam

    Killing of Bangalees in Assam: 1 held

    Assam police makes the first arrest in connection with the killing of five Bangla-speaking people by suspected militants of United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA-Independent faction) of Tinsukia district in the northeastern Indian state.

  • Tensions as BJP key leader killed in J&K

    Indian authorities imposed a curfew and deployed extra troops Friday in a remote district of disputed Kashmir after gunmen killed a local leader of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and his brother.

  • Assam NRC: Deadline for claims, objections extended till Dec 15

    In a major relief to the 4.7 million people left out of the final draft of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, the Indian Supreme Court extends the deadline for filing claims and objections of people excluded from the document till December 15.

  • India inaugurates world's tallest statue

    India inaugurates the world's tallest statue, a $400-million effigy of independence hero Vallabhbhai Patel that towers nearly twice the height of New York's Statue of Liberty.

  • Journo, 2 cops killed in India Maoist attack

    Maoist rebels yesterday ambushed a convoy in restive a Indian state, killing two police officers and a journalist from the national

  • Trump turns down India's invite: report

    US president Donald Trump has reportedly declined India's invitation to be the chief guest at the Republic Day celebrations. In early August, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had confirmed Trump received an invite to visit India.

  • Peace doesn't only mean 'no war': Modi

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday said “the definition of peace has changed in the last hundred years” and “today, peace does not only mean 'no war'. “

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Chhayanaut Bangladesh

    PM Modi congratulates Chhayanaut

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulates all associated with Chhayanaut, a Bangladeshi cultural organisation, as it has been named for prestigious Tagore Award in recognition of its outstanding contribution to cultural harmony.

  • Alleged Fund Violations: Indian police raid Amnesty Int'l office

    Indian authorities have frozen the bank accounts of Amnesty International after a raid on its country office, the human rights watchdog said yesterday, accusing the government of treating rights groups "like criminal enterprises".

  • 2,000 arrested over India temple protests

    Indian police have rounded up more than 2,000 people for stopping women from entering a flashpoint Hindu shrine in defiance of a Supreme Court order, officials said yesterday.

  • 'CBI chief's ouster won't help'

    India's main opposition staged nationwide protests yesterday, accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of removing the head of the premier investigation agency in order to scuttle a probe into a controversial jet deal.

  • #MeToo: India forms powerful panel

    In the backdrop of snowballing #MeToo movement, the Indian government yesterday constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) to examine

  • Modi conferred with Seoul Peace Prize

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been conferred with the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to international

  • Anti-India protests in Kashmir after troops kill 2 rebels

    Government forces killed two rebels during a gunbattle on the outskirts of disputed Kashmir’s main city, sparking violent anti-India protests by residents, police say.

  • Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated Chhayanaut Bangladesh

    Modi selected for Seoul Peace Prize

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been selected for the Seoul Peace Prize for 2018 for his contribution to fostering international cooperation and global economic growth.

  • India, China ink pact

    India and China on Monday signed a bilateral pact on security cooperation as New Delhi asked Beijing not to give shelter to fugitive ULFA insurgent group leader Paresh Barua and stop thwarting efforts to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed group leader Maulana Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

  • Rahul won't be PM candidate

    India's main opposition Congress party has said it would not name its leader Rahul Gandhi as the prime ministerial candidate of an alliance seeking to defeat Prime Minister Narendra Modi in next year's general election.

  • Protesters try blocking trains, roads during Assam strike

    Protesters have attempted to stall trains across Assam during a general strike of indigenous groups enforced in protest against the Indian government’s Bill that aims at giving citizenship to “persecuted” Hindus and other religious minorities in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan.