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Flood death toll rises to 97 in Assam, Bihar; 3 killed in UP in rain-related incident

New Delhi, Jul 18: There was no let-up in the flood situation in Assam and Bihar on Wednesday, with the deluge claiming 44 more lives in the two states.

In the north, three children of a family were killed and three other members seriously injured when the roof of their house collapsed during heavy rains in Bilaspur village of...

Nine shot dead in UP over property dispute

Sonbhadra/Lucknow, Jul 17: A village head and his supporters allegedly opened fire on a rival group in a land dispute in Sonbhadra, killing nine people, including three women, and leaving 19 injured on Wednesday, police said.

The land in the district’s Ghorawal area earlier belonged to an IAS officer and he had sold it to village head...

Parliament passes bill to give NIA more teeth; it will finish terrorism, says Shah

New Delhi, Jul 17: The Parliament on Wednesday passed a bill giving more powers to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to probe terrorist acts against Indians and Indian interests abroad.

The Bill amends NIA Act, 2008 that provides for a national-level agency to investigate and prosecute offences listed in the scheduled offences, was passed by Rajya Sabha...

TMC, CPI, NCP face prospect of losing 'national party' status over LS poll performance

New Delhi, Jul 17: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Trinamool Congress (TMC) and Communist Party of India (CPI) face the prospect of losing their national party status following their performance in the just-held Lok Sabha election.

The Election Commission is likely to issue them show cause notice in the coming days, asking them as to why their...

Will identify illegal immigrants on every inch of Indian and deport them: Amit Shah

New Delhi, Jul 17: The Centre will identify illegal immigrantsstaying in any part of the country and deport them as per international law, Union home minister Amit Shah said in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

The minister was replying to a supplementary query by Samajwadi Party member Javed Ali Khan on whether the National Register of Citizens...

JuD chief Hafiz Saeed arrested, sent to judicial custody

Lahore, Jul 17: Mumbai terror attack mastermind and chief of the banned Jamaat-ud Dawa (JuD) Hafiz Saeed was arrested on Wednesday by the Counter Terrorism Department (CTD) of Pakistan's Punjab Province and sent to jail on judicial remand, officials said.

Saeed, who has several cases pending against him was travelling to Gujranwala from Lahore to appear before...

U.S. House condemns Trump’s ‘racist’ tweets in extraordinary rebuke

Washington, Jul 17: In a remarkable political repudiation, the Democratic-led U.S. House voted on Tuesday night to condemn President Donald Trump’s “racist comments” against four Democratic Congresswomen of colour, despite protestations by Mr. Trump’s Republican congressional allies and his own insistence he hasn’t “a racist bone in my body.”

Two days after Mr. Trump tweeted that four Democratic Congresswomen...

DGCA grounds Vistara pilot who issued 'Mayday call'

New Delhi, Jul 17: Aviation regulator DGCA on Tuesday grounded a pilot who issued a 'Mayday' distress call due to low-fuel near Lucknow airport on Monday while operating a Mumbai-Delhi flight.

A senior Vistara official confirmed to PTI that the pilot has been "de-rostered" as per the instructions of the regulator.

"The pilot who was...

Don’t sacrifice cow on Eid al-Adha: Telangana minister tells Muslims

Jul 17: Telangana Home Minister Mahmood Ali has urged members of Muslim community to refrain from sacrificing cows on the occasion of Eid al-Adha, which is popularly called Bakr-Eid. Addressing mediapersons on the sidelines of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) membership drive, the state home minister said that the fact must be respected that members of a particular community worship...

Objectionable material on RSS in DU syllabus: ABVP

New Delhi, Jul 17: The ABVP and a member of the Delhi University's academic council Tuesday alleged that there were "anti-RSS" topics in the varsity's syllabus.

The Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, the BJP's youth wing, surrounded the Vice Regal Lodge at the university's complex, protesting against 'objectionable material on the RSS" in the DU syllabus.