Pawar leads rally on 77th birthday, slams BJP's allegations against Manmohan (Lead) (1 minute ago)
Nagpur, Dec 12 (IANS) Veteran politician and Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar, who hit the streets on his 77th birthday on Tuesday to lead a rally, said the ruling "BJP should feel ashamed of itself" for hurling allegations of Pakistani links against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
Windies fined for slow over rate in second Test vs New Zealand (3 minutes ago)
Dubai, Dec 12 (IANS) West Indies stand-in skipper Kraigg Brathwaite was on Tuesday fined 40 percent of his match fee for over rate offences during the second Test against New Zealand at the Seddon Park in Hamilton.
Minor boy drowns in bucket water (5 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A minor boy was drowned when he accidentally fell into a bucket full of water in his north Delhi home on Tuesday evening, police said.
12th Toshali National Craft Mela begins Dec 15 (11 minutes ago)
Bhubaneswar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Odisha government will organise the 12th Toshali National Craft Mela-2017 at Janata Maidan here from December 15 to offer an open platform to artists, artisans and connoisseurs for interaction, said a Minister on Tuesday.
BSE initiates IBC proceedings against seven companies (15 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Stock exchange major BSE on Tuesday filed proceedings under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (IBC) 2016 against seven listed companies for failing to pay the "Annual Listing Fees" (ALF) in spite of "advance intimation, reminders and grant of sufficient time in the past few years".
Tharoor meets Jaitley, seeks aid for fisher folk hit by Ockhi (15 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Tuesday met Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and urged him for "urgent and comprehensive" assistance to the fisher folk affected by Cyclone Ockhi.
'Grilled' winner gets Rs 1.5 cr investment for food start-up (Lead) (19 minutes ago)
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Munaf Kapadia, who won reality TV series "Grilled", says the show was a crash course in restaurant management for him. He is looking forward to start working on setting up his two-and-a-half-year-old concept of The Bohri Kitchen with the prize.
Man held for killing wife (21 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A man was arrested here on Tuesday on charge of shooting dead his wife who he felt was cheating on him, police said.
EU commits to 9 bn euro climate finance (25 minutes ago)
Paris, Dec 12 (IANS) The European Union on Tuesday announced 9 billion climate finance contribution -- the first major announcement made on the historic Paris Climate Change Agreement's second anniversary -- to achieve climate goals.
Reality series winner bags Rs 1.5 Crore investment for food start-up (27 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Dreams dont just turn into reality -- they require hard work, persistence and passion. Munaf Kapadia, a contestant on Fox Lifes reality series "Grilled" proved it right with his undying entrepreneurial spirit, innovative culinary expertise and sharp business acumen as he emerged as the winner of the show -- and pocketed a staggering Rs 1 crore.
November inflation up at 4.88%, factory output growth dips (Lead) (27 minutes ago)
New Delhi,, Dec 12 (IANS) A sharp spurt in food and fuel prices pushed India's annual retail inflation in November over the RBI's median level of 4 per cent, even as factory output growth in October contracted to 2.2 per cent official data showed on Tuesday.
India following sustainable development to preserve culture: Mahesh Sharma (27 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) India has adopted sustainable development steps to preserve its nature and cultural heritage, Minister of State for Culture Mahesh Sharma said on Tuesday.
I am here for football, says Maradona (29 minutes ago)
Barasat (West Bengal), Dec 12 (IANS) "I am here for football," were Diego Maradona's first words on arrival at a private sports academy at Kadambagachi here on Tuesday.
Seaplane flies Modi in Gujarat, triggers security row (Second Lead) (19:04)
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday flew in a seaplane from the Sabarmati riverfront to Dharoi Dam on the last day of campaigning for the Gujarat elections, courting a controversy over a possible breach of security protocol.
Paper trail has bolstered voters' confidence: EC (19:00)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Ahead of Gujarat's second phase elections, the Election Commission of India (ECI) on Tuesday said that 100 per cent deployment of VVPAT machines in the state has "bolstered the voters confidence" in the electoral process.
Doklam 'severely' strained India-China ties: Wang told Sushma (18:58)
By Gaurav Sharma
Beijing, Dec 12 (IANS) At his meeting with Indian External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that the military stand-off in Doklam had put a "severe" strain on bilateral ties.
British Columbia, Punjab assemblies keen on partnership pact (18:56)
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Raj Chouhan, Deputy Speaker of Canada's British Columbia Legislative Assembly, on Tuesday called upon Punjab Speaker Rana K.P. Singh here and discussed the possibility of establishing a partnership agreement between the two assemblies.
Delhi government nod for free treatment scheme for accident victims, others (18:52)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Victims of road accidents, fire and acid attacks will get medical treatment in all city hospitals at government expense, regarding which a scheme was approved by the Delhi Cabinet on Tuesday.
Whatever PM said about Manmohan Singh is not acceptable: Rahul (18:50)
Ahmedabad, Dec 12 (IANS) Congress President-elect Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said he would not tolerate any kind of nasty language, referring to Mani Shankar Aiyar's "neech" remark against the Prime Minister, but added that whatever Narendra Modi had said about former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was "also not acceptable".
Tripura government women staff to get 24-month maternity leave (18:44)
Agartala, Dec 12 (IANS) Ahead of the February Tripura Assembly polls, the Left Front government on Tuesday announced 24 months of maternity leave to its women employees -- for the first two children.
NHAI making all out efforts to speed up highway construction (18:44)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The government on Tuesday said it was making all out efforts to speed up awarding of projects and construction of highways, adding it had already invited bids for projects of 4,900 km length till November.
Jimmy Kimmel brings out his son to talk about healthcare (18:42)
Los Angeles, Dec 12 (IANS) A week after his son underwent his second heart surgery, TV show host Jimmy Kimmel brought him on his eponymous late night talk show. He called on Congress to fund the Children's Health Insurance Programme.
'Roadies' most gender neutral place, say Neha, Rannvijay (18:38)
Noida, Dec 12 (IANS) Actress Neha Dhupia, who is returning as a gang leader with "Roadies Xtreme", describes the stunt-based reality show as the most gender neutral place to work, while Rannvijay Singha says girls need to be treated equal to men.
Girl, 5, moves NGT against noise pollution from Delhi metro (18:36)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A five-year-old petitioner approached the NGT on Tuesday complaining of noise pollution from Delhi Metro's operations.
'Digital transactions to reach about 1,800 crore in FY18' (18:32)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Emphasising a dramatic increase in digital transactions in the country, Minister of State for Electronics and IT K. J. Alphons on Tuesday said the transactions are expected to touch 1,800 crore in the current fiscal from 1,162 crore transactions recorded between April and November.