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Retail inflation edges up to 2.86 per cent in March on costlier food articles

New Delhi, Apr 13: India's retail inflation ticked up to 2.86 per cent in March as consumers spent more to buy food items and fuel, government data showed Friday.

The consumer price index (CPI)-based retail inflation was at 2.57 per cent in February this year. On yearly basis, it was 4.28 per cent in March 2018.

Retail inflation...

Maoists stick 'election boycott' posters in Wayanad

Wayanad April 13: Close on the heels of issuing press releases twice, urging people to boycott the April 23 Lok Sabha election in Wayanad, posters on the same lines were seen in Thirunelli on Saturday.

The Maoists,through press releases, that reached the Wayanad press club in Kalpetta on Sunday last and again on Thursday had urged the people to...

Former Kerala Additional Chief Secretary, Dr Babu Paul passes away

Thiruvananthapuram, Apr 13: Former Additional Chief Secretary of Kerala, Dr Babu Paul, passed away after a heart ailment at a private hospital here on Saturday early morning.

Dr Paul was 78. His wife Anna Babu Paul (Nirmala) died in 2000. He is survived by daughter Mariam Joseph (Niba) and son Cheriyan C Paul (Nibu). His son-in-law is Satish Joseph,...

Smriti Irani who had falsified educational records is a serial liar: Congress

New Delhi, Apr 12: Dubbing Union minister Smriti Irani a "serial liar", the Congress on Friday alleged that she has "falsified records" of her educational qualifications and submitted contradictory affidavits to the Election Commission for which she should be disqualified.

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi also accused Irani of misusing her influence and power as a Union minister.

"Union...

No political content on NaMo TV without pre-certification: EC tells Delhi CEO

New Delhi, Apr 12: The Election Commission on Thursday said since NaMo TV is sponsored by the BJP, all recorded programmes displayed on the platform should be pre-certified by media certification and monitoring committee of Delhi and all political publicity contents being displayed without pre-certification be removed immediately.

The poll panel said any political content has to be permitted...

Rahul Gandhi hits out PM Modi for ‘running govt for his 15 friends’

Krishnagiri Apr 12: Congress President Rahul Gandhi Friday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleging he ran his government for 15 of his friends and he wondered why no big-ticket defaulters of bank loans like Vijay Mallya were not in jail.

The Congress chief said the ones like Nirav Modi and Vijay Mallya, after taking bank loans, failed to return...

'Votes going in BJP's account due to EVM malfunction'

Lucknow, Apr 12: Alleging that EVM malfunction during the first phase of polling resulted in votes cast going in BJP's account, BSP chief Mayawati asked the Election Commission to take a serious note of this and initiate steps to check its recurrence in the remaining six phases of the general elections.

She said that if the poll...

'Choose between honest chowkidar and corrupt naamdar'

Ahmednagar, Apr 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday targeted Congress president Rahul Gandhi, asking voters to choose between 'Imandar Chowkidar' and 'bhrashtachari naamdar".

Addressing an election rally here to campaign for Ahmednagar and Shirdi Lok Sabha candidates, Modi also said the world has recognised India as a superpower in the last five years.

"Do...

Hundred Indian Fishermen, Arrested By Pakistan, Released; Reach Gujarat

Vadodara, Apr 12: Hundred Indian fishermen, arrested by Pakistan, arrived in Gujarat's Vadodara on Thursday after being released through Attari-Wagah border earlier this week.

These fishermen are from the state's Veraval region and were caught by Pakistan coast guard for crossing the international sea borders.

They were kept in Karachi jail for over one-and-a-half years before being released...

Infiltrators are termites, will throw them out: Amit Shah

Raiganj, Apr 11: The BJP will scrap Article 370 of the constitution which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir and introduce the National Register for Citizens (NRC) across the country if voted to power again, BJP chief Amit Shah said on Thursday.

On the campaign trail in West Bengal, he also accused TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee of questioning...