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Maharashtra CM Fadnavis expands cabinet, inducts ex-Congress leader Vikhe Patil

Mumbai, Jun 16: Former Congress leader Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil and Mumbai BJP chief Ashish Shelar were among the eight who were sworn in as ministers in the Devendra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra cabinet on Sunday.

Apart from the eight ministers, five were inducted as junior ministers as part of a cabinet expansion which took place a day before the...

Patients bear brunt as doctors continue stir in WB

Kolkata, Jun 16: Patients have been facing the heat of junior doctors' protest in West Bengal as services remained affected in state-run hospitals and colleges for the sixth day on Sunday.

At SSKM hospital in Kolkata, Raiganj-resident Samuel Haque, who was admitted with a cardiac problem, said he was uncertain about his treatment.

His brother...

Kashmiri separatist leaders received funds from abroad, utilised them for personal gains: NIA

New Delhi, Jun 16: The NIA has alleged that its probe into terror financing in Jammu and Kashmir has revealed that hardline separatist leaders received funds from abroad and utilised them for personal gains -- from amassing properties to paying for foreign education of their kin.

The agency has interrogated several top leaders of Hurriyat Conference and...

Tigers killing and eating elephants in Corbett National Park: Government study reveals worrying phenomenon

New Delhi, Jun 16: Tigers have been found to be killing elephants, mainly young ones, in the famed Corbett National Park in Uttarakhand and in a few cases eating them too, according to an official study.

The findings, which is a part of the study conducted by the park authority, signals a worrying trend in wildlife as tigers usually...

'Modi should bring ordinance to construct Ram temple'

Ayodhya, Jun 16: Government should bring an ordinance to construct Ram temple, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Sunday in Ayodhya, asserting that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the courage to do so and there would be no one to stop it.

Thackeray offered prayers at the makeshift Ram Lalla temple along with his son Aditya...

Day 6 Doctors' strike: Talks with CM; venue undecided

Kolkata, Jun 16: The impasse at the state-run medical colleges and hospitals in West Bengal entered the sixth day, on Sunday, even as the agitating doctors asserted that they were open to talks with the government, the venue for which would be decided by a governing body of medical practitioners.

Earlier, the agitators had insisted that Chief...

Muzzafarpur continues to grapple with Encephalitis, death toll rises to 80

Bihar, Jun 16: With three more deaths reported from Muzaffarpur due to Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES), the death toll in the district mounted to 80 on Sunday as Bihar continues to grapple with the deadly disease.

Sunil Kumar Shahi, Superintendent at the government hospital Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) today confirmed three more deaths due to Encephalitis...

Uddhav Thackeray offers prayers to Ram Lalla in Ayodhya

Ayodhya, Jun 16: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray offered prayers at the makeshift Ram Lalla temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday along with 18 newly-elected MPs of his party.

Thackeray reached here this morning along with his son Aditya and met party MPs who are in the town since Saturday evening. He then paid obeisance at the...

Making India $5 trillion economy challenging but achievable: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jun 15: The goal of making India a $5 trillion economy by 2024 is "challenging, but achievable" with the concerted efforts of states, Prime Minister Narendra Modisaid at the fifth meeting of Niti Aayog's Governing Council in the national capital on Saturday.

The meeting is being attended by all chief ministers, except Mamata Banerjee (West...


Pinarayi Vijayan raises issue of airport's privatisation to Modi

New Delhi, Jun 15: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his residence here on Saturday and expressed the state's reservation on the privatisation of Thiruvananthapuram international airport.

This is for the first time that the Left leader was meeting Modi after he assumed office for the second time following the BJP-led...