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Assam hospital horror: 15 newborns die in 6 days, probe ordered

Jorhat/Guwahati, Nov 10: At least 15 newborns have died at Jorhat Medical College and Hospital (JMCH) in upper Assam between November 1 and 6, prompting the state health department to rush a team to investigate the matter, officials said Friday.

The hospital authorities have also formed a committee to look into the matter, they said. According to...

'Non-Official' Talks With Taliban In Sync with Indian Policy: Centre

New Delhi, Nov 10: India on Friday made it clear that its participation at a multi-lateral conference on Afghanistan in Moscow in a 'non-official' capacity was in sync with its Afghanistan policy, asserting that it was not talking to the Taliban.

India sent two former diplomats to the meeting Russia hosted on Friday for peace in Afghanistan which was...

539 females among 3 lakh register for pilgrimage to Sabarimala

Thiruvanathapuram, Nov 9: Scores of people including 539 females under the age group of 10-50 years have registered themselves on the recently implemented Digitised Crowd Management System (DCMS) to visit the Sabarimala Temple.

As many as 3 lakh people have registered their names on the website www.sabarimalaq.com launched by the state police for hassle-free visit to the...

Swati Chaturvedi wins Press Freedom Award for Courage

London, Nov 9: An Indian freelance journalist, who has been the target of online trolling and harassment for her investigative reports, has bagged the 2018 London Press Freedom Award for Courage.

Swati Chaturvedi, author of the book 'I am a Troll: Inside the Secret World of the BJP's Digital Army', beat shortlisted journalists from Italy, Turkey and...

BJP taking India on path of economic disaster: P Chidambaram

Guwahati, Nov 9: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Friday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of reopening issues that are polarising the country and taking it on a path of conflict and economic disaster.

"The BJP (is) nearing the end of its term, (and) has resurrected the Hindutva agenda," Chidambaram said, pointing out that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had...

Government not seeking Rs 3.6 lakh crore from RBI: Subhash Chandra Garg

New Delhi, Nov 9: The government on Friday said it is not seeking Rs 3.6 lakh crore capital from the Reserve Bank but is only in discussion for fixing appropriate economic capital framework of the central bank.

"Lot of misinformed speculation is going around in media. Government's fiscal math is completely on track. There is no proposal...

LPG price hiked by over Rs 2 after rise in dealers' commission

New Delhi, Nov 9: Domestic cooking gas LPG prices have been hiked by over Rs 2 per cylinder after the government increased the commission paid to LPG dealers. A 14.2-kg subsidised LPG cylinder in Delhi will now cost Rs 507.42 as against Rs 505.34 previously, according to a price notification of state-owned fuel retailers.

This followed an order of...

Delhi bans trucks as world’s most polluted major city chokes

New Delhi, Nov 9: Delhi authorities have imposed a three-day ban on trucks entering the world’s most polluted major city as its 20 million inhabitants wheezed in the toxic annual winter smog.

With levels of air pollution classed as “hazardous,” the restriction on the nearly 40,000 medium and heavy lorries that enter Delhi every day was imposed late Thursday....

Telangana MP Srinivasa Reddy's Firm 'Admits' Rs 60 Crore Black Money After Income Tax Raids

New Delhi, Nov 9: A real estate firm linked to an MP of the ruling TRS in Telangana has admitted over Rs 60 crore as undisclosed income to the I-T department after multiple raids were conducted against it in September, officials said.

The firm, Ms Raghava Constructions, is promoted by Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) parliamentarian P Srinivasa Reddy and...

Ex-Union Minister from Madhya Pradesh, Denied BJP Ticket, Joins Congress

Bhopal, Nov 9: The Congress on Thursday declared its fifth list of 16 candidates for the Madhya Pradesh Assembly elections, which included former Union minister Sartaj Singh, who moved to the party from the BJP earlier on Thursday.

The opposition party announced Mr Singh as its candidate from Hoshangabad minutes after he quit the BJP, which denied him a...