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Over 70% accidents occurred on bright sunny days in India: Report

New Delhi, Oct 14: Contrary to popular perception, Indian roads witnessed more accidents on bright sunny days as compared to rainy or foggy days, in 2017, according to government data.

A massive 3.4 lakh road crashes of the total 4.7 lakh accidents last year occurred on sunny clear days, as per the report on accidents in 2017 by Ministry...

Manohar Parrikar discharged from AIIMS; likely to return to Goa

New Delhi, Oct 14: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar was Sunday discharged from the AIIMS, where he has been undergoing treatment for pancreatic ailment, and is likely to return to his home state, sources said.

According to sources in the AIIMS, he was Sunday morning shifted to ICU for a while after his condition deteriorated. But sometime back, the...

Three of top-10 companies lose Rs 1 lakh cr in m-cap; TCS hit hard

New Delhi, Oct 14: Three of the 10 most valued Indian companies together witnessed an erosion of Rs 1,07,026.12 crore in market capitalisation last week, with IT major TCS taking the biggest knock.

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), ITC and Infosys suffered a decline in their valuation for the week ended Friday, whereas RIL, HDFC Bank, Hindustan Unilever...

#MeToo: MJ Akbar returns home, statement expected

New Delhi, Oct 14: Union minister M J Akbar, who is facing allegations of sexual harassment by a number of women journalists, returned here Sunday from a foreign tour.

Replying to a volley of questions from reporters at the airport, the Minister of State for External Affairs said he would issue a statement later.

"There will be a...

Activist Trupti Desai says will visit Sabarimala soon

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct 13: Thousands of Lord Ayyappa devotees on Saturday took to the streets in Kochi against the implementation of the Supreme Court verdict allowing women of all age groups into Sabarimala temple, even as activist Trupti Desai announced plans to visit the hill shrine soon.

The Communist Party of India (Marxist)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF) government,...

Chhattisgarh Congress leader Ramdayal Uike joins BJP in Amit Shah's presence

Bilaspur, Oct 13: In a major setback to the opposition Congress in poll-bound Chhattisgarh, its state working president and MLA Ramdayal Uike Saturday joined the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party.

Mr. Uike, who represents Pali-Tanakhar constituency, joined the BJP in the presence of the party chief Amit Shah and Chief Minister Raman Singh in Bilaspur district headquarter.

Mr. Uike,...

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BJP MLA, brother, associate booked for extortion

Pune, Oct 13: A BJP legislator from Pune district was booked along with two others by the city police on Friday for allegedly attempting to extort money from the director of a private firm.

An FIR was lodged Yogesh Tilekar, MLA from Hadapsar, his brother Chetan Tilekar and another person for threatening and demanding ₹50 lakh as...

MP Assembly polls: NCP to contest from over 200 seats, May Spell Trouble For Congress

Bhopal, Oct 13: The Nationalist Congress Party will contest from over 200 seats in the forthcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh, senior party functionaries said Friday.

Polls for the 230-member MP Assembly is scheduled for November 28 and counting of votes will be taken up on December 11.

Senior leader and Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC) member Rajendra Jain...

Voting Begins For Third Phase of Jammu and Kashmir Urban Local Body Polls

Srinagar, Oct 13: The third phase of polling for civic polls in Kashmir began on Saturday morning amid little hope of change in the trend of low voter turnout in the Valley as most of the wards fall in the separatist hotbed of downtown city and south Kashmir.

Of the 40 wards going to polls, 20 fall in Srinagar...

India wins election to UNHRC with highest votes

United Nations, Oct 13: India was elected to the United Nations' top human rights bodyon Friday for a period of three years beginning January 1, 2019, getting 188 votes in the Asia-Pacific category, the highest number of votes among all candidates. The 193-member UN General Assembly held elections here for new members to the UN Human Rights Council. The 18...