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Sasikala loyalist Palaniswami becomes Tamil Nadu CM

Chennai, Feb 16: K. Palaniswami, a loyalist of the jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala, on Thursday took oath as Tamil Nadu’s Chief Minister, ending for now an ugly war within the ruling party. Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao administered the oath of office and secrecy to Palaniswami, 63, and his team at the Raj Bhavan, only hours after inviting him to form a government.

Palaniswami too...

Modi draws parallel with Lord Krishna, targets Akhilesh

Hardoi (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that despite being born in Gujarat, he had chosen Uttar Pradesh as his land of vocation, drawing a parallel with Lord Krishna who was born in Uttar Pradesh but made Gujarat his “karma bhoomi”. The Prime Minister said he was an adopted son of Uttar Pradesh and vowed not to ditch the people of the state. He ...

Rahul to Modi: Stop ‘Mann ki Baat’, listen to people

Sitapur (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 16: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi said on Thursday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should stop “Mann ki Baat” and must listen to people to understand their sufferings in the wake of demonetisation. Addressing an election rally here, he also slammed Modi for not waiving off the loans of farmers. “There was a meeting yesterday (Wednesday). Some...

Situation is almost normal after note ban: Jaitley

Ranchi, Feb 16: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the situation in the country is “almost normal” after the November 8 demonetisation move. “The situation in the country is almost normal after demonetisation,” Jaitley said at a press conference here. He was in Ranchi to take part in the Global Investors Summit(GIS) ‘Momentum Jharkhand’. Asked ...

BJP MP accuses Thackeray of money-laundering

Mumbai, Feb 16: Intensifying the ongoing war between the two ruling allies, a Bharatiya Janata Party MP on Thursday accused Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray of money-laundering. Mumbai Lok Sabha member Kirit Somaiya, a chartered accountant by profession, made the allegation against Thackeray after he declared his assets following the charges levelled against him by the Shiv Sena.


One convicted, two let off in 2005 Delhi serial blasts case

New Delhi, Feb 16: A trial court here on Thursday convicted one person, but acquitted two others, in the 2005 Delhi serial blasts case, which had killed over 60 people. Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh convicted Tariq Ahmed Dar on terror charges, while acquitting him of the charges of waging war against the state, conspiring, collecting arms, murder and attempt to murder. The court sente...

Hopeful of flying Kaveri engine in next Aero India: DRDO

Bengluru, Feb 16: With French company Safran agreeing to help India revive its Kaveri combat jet engine project, a senior DRDO official said on Thursday they hope to fly the engine in the next Aero India. The issue of safety is involved since the engine is supposed to be used in Light Combat Aircraft, Defence Research and Development Organisation’s Aeronautical Systems Director General C....

We need to become tax-compliant society: Meghwal

New Delhi, Feb 16: Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal on Thursday said that India need to become a tax-compliant society in order to attain greater growth. “We have to change to a tax compliant society if India needs to grow and move forward,” Meghwal said here.

He was speaking at a conference on ‘Digital and Cashless Economy: A paradigm for NextGen Busine...

J&K temperatures rise above freezing point

Srinagar, Feb 16: The temperature in most parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday remained above the freezing point, for the first time this season, the weather office said.

The minimum temperature in Srinagar settled at 3.5 degrees Celsius; 1.8 in Qazigund and Pahalgam; 1.1 in Kupwara and 1.5 in Kokernag , an official of the Met department said.

Despite the rise in temperature, ...

‘US government supports setting up F-16 facility in India’

Bengaluru, Feb 16:  Lockheed Martin on Thursday said it is getting all support from the US government for its plan to move the production facility of its F-16 next generation fighters to India.

Randall L. Howard, F-16 Business Development head at Lockheed Martin, said at a press conference here that talks with the Indian government for the facility have reached a level where it is ...

‘Sufi music remains unchallenged’

Udaipur, Feb 16: Popular bollywood singer Kailash Kher has said that even in this age of commercialisation, the interest in Sufi music remains unchallenged, which is highlighted by the increasing interest of the youth in the genre. The singer, who rose to critical acclaim after years of struggle, also felt that singers are now being taken seriously by the audience, which was not the case in the...

Enthralling Tantric art on display

New Delhi, Feb 16: The idea of Tantra has been shrouded in mystery, esoteric ‘mumbo jumbo’, wild speculation, gross misunderstandings and sheer fantasy. The explicit imagery, lavishly coloured multi-appendaged deities in union with consorts are on on display at an ongoing art exhibition. In the mid-20th century as modern art came under the influence of abstract ideals, with the rise...

Himachal seeks technology to rear snow trout

New Delhi, Feb 16: Himachal Pradesh Fisheries Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri on Thursday stressed upon developing breeding technology of the exotic snow trout so that its production could be increased by stocking its seed in state rivers. Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Indian Council of Agriculture Research (ICAR) here, he requested the ICAR to provide assistance for introducing...

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 Arunachal News
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DM reviews monsoon preparedness
Spices farmers' companies to be set up in Arunachal Pradesh
 Meghalaya News
KHNAM meets Syiem over amendment of council rule
Ad-hoc teachers meet CM, demand pay hike
KSU demands repair of road
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 Northeast News
Centre not against tribal laws: Minister
Left bases remain intact despite BJP's onslaught, claims Tripura minister
Tripura ADC launches Cherai Shak Hamcrai project for malnourished children
Manipur school teacher shot dead
 Cachar News
KEMEX to spread mass awareness on disaster management
Bishnupriya Manipuri bodies to stage hunger strike on September 21
 National News
Mehbooba says PM intends to talk to all Kashmir stakeholders
Sadhvi gets bail, nine years after arrest for Malegaon blast
'Different levels of development important in BCIM-EC'
Ex-UP minister Prajapati granted bail in gang rape case
 International News
'Mass murder' complaint filed against Philippines President
China bans Muslim names for babies in Xinjiang
Amid visa row, US says ?greatly value? Indian investments
France's Le Pen steps down as party leader
Majuli administration distributes free arsenic removal filters among poor families
24 organizations declare Karbi Anglong bandh from today
CM, BTC administration extend financial assistance for Gohela Boro's treatment
'More than 63 lakh bighas of land in Assam has been encroached'
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