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Four killed, 20 injured after six coaches of Utkal Express derail in UP

Lucknow, Aug 19: At least four people were killed and 20 others injured when six coaches of Puri-Haridwar-Kalinga Utkal Express derailed in Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district on Saturday, the railways said.

Indian Railways spokesman Anil Saxena has confirmed the toll and said resources were being mobilised for rescue and relief operations.

The injured were...

JD(U) hints at action against Sharad Yadav if he attends Lalu's rally

Patna, Aug 19: The Janata Dal-United led by Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday virtually put rebel leader Sharad Yadav on notice, hinting at action against him if he attends RJD chief Lalu Prasad's rally on August 27.

JD(U) general secretary KC Tyagi told reporters that the party has not acted against Yadav for his "anti-party activities" because...

BJP leader arrested after 200 cows starve to death at his gaushala in Durg

Durg, Aug 19: A government cattle shelter turned into a death trap for cows in Chhattisgarh. In yet another incident of neglect in cow shelters, allegedly over 200 cows died of starvation at a government-aided gaushala in Rajpur's Durg district.

The shocking incident has revealed blatant cruelty where the cows were left to starve with no fodder and water...

Yogi is angry as Rahul plans to visit tragedy-hit Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur (UP), Aug 19: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today hit out at Rahul Gandhi over his planned visit here saying the "yuvraj (prince) sitting in Delhi" cannot be permitted to make Gorakhpur "a picnic spot".

The chief minister, who inaugurated a cleanliness campaign in the district to tackle the deadly encephalitis outbreak in the wake of...

Refund extra fees or we take over: Kejriwal to private schools

New Delhi, Aug 19: In a stern warning, the Delhi government has given two weeks to private schools in the national capital to comply with orders of the Delhi High Court to refund excess fee charged from parents.

Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and education minister Manish Sisodia, on Friday, said the government had sent out notices to 449 schools...

Flood situation continues to create havoc in Bihar, UP; death toll reaches 170

New Delhi, Aug 19: The flood situation in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh continued to grim on Saturday as the death toll rose to 170.

The flood situation turned critical in 15 districts of the state, affecting millions. If reports are to be believed, the deluge claimed 34 more lives Bihar in the last 24 hours, officials said.



Excess baggage fee in domestic flights may see 300% hike

New Delhi, Aug 18: Economy class passengers carrying more than 15kg check-in baggage on domestic flights may now have to pay almost thrice as much for the first five kilos.

Low cost carrier (LCC) SpiceJet is considering raising the Rs 500 pre-booking charge for carrying 20kg to Rs 1,425.

Hikes are also being contemplated...


No report of Indian casualty in Spain terror attack: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Aug 18: There is no report of any Indian casualty in the Barcelona terror attack, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said who is in constant touch with Indian embassy in Spain.

Swaraj also retweeted emergency numbers in Barcelona given by the Indian Embassy.

In case of emergency #Barcelona , please contact +34-608769335....

OMG! BJP kick-starts early 2019 poll preparations

New Delhi, Aug 17: The BJP has started early preparations for 2019 polls as party president Amit Shah got into a huddle with top leaders on Thursday to appoint managers to curate 120 Lok Sabha seats it never won.

Shah, said BJP sources, took a meeting of about a dozen union and UP ministers and ten general secretaries at...

Yogi kicks up huge storm with namaz, azaan remark

Lucknow, Aug 17: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has kicked up a huge storm by making a reference to offering 'namaz' (prayers) on the roads and comparing it with 'Kanwar Yatra' (carrying of pitchers filled with Ganga waters for offering at Shiva temples) and 'Janmashtami' celebrations inside police stations.

''If I cannot stop offering of namaz on the...