Pappu Yadav apologises after Speaker reprimands him (1 minute ago)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Jan Adhikar Party leader Rajesh Ranjan, also known as Pappu Yadav, on Thursday apologised in the Lok Sabha after Speaker Sumitra Mahajan asked him to do so for throwing papers towards the treasury benches.
Survivors pitch for early passage of anti-human trafficking bill (1 minute ago)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Survivors of human trafficking from across the country on Thursday organised an event here and called for early passage of the anti-human trafficking bill, which was tabled in Parliament on Wednesday.
Haryana bans new pyrolysis plants (19 minutes ago)
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) The Haryana State Pollution Control Board has imposed prohibition on establishing new pyrolysis plants (for extraction of fuel oil from waste rubber tyres) in the state till the study in the local effects caused on health and environment by them is completed, a spokesperson said on Thursday.
Committees to hold panchayat, urban bodies elections formed in J&K (19 minutes ago)
Srinagar, July 19 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra on Thursday constituted committees to conduct preparatory work for holding elections to local urban bodies and panchayats.
Goa bans sale of alcohol in border village (19 minutes ago)
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) The Goa government on Thursday banned the sale of liquor in North Goa's Surla village for 30 days to curb the nuisance caused by tourists.
BSF kills Pakistani intruder on Punjab border (19 minutes ago)
Chandigarh, July 19 (IANS) Border Security Force (BSF) troopers shot dead an intruder from Pakistan along Punjab's border with Pakistan in the frontier district of Gurdaspur, a BSF spokesman said on Thursday.
Delhi government mulls buses run on hydrogen cells (29 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot held a meeting on Thursday with senior officials of the Indian Oil Corporation, bus manufacturers and Transport Department to explore the option of using hydrogen fuel cells to run public transport buses.
Two injured after coming in contact with high-tension wire (29 minutes ago)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A young man and a teenager suffered serious burn injuries when they came in contact with a high-tension overhead wire while flying kite in north Delhi, police said on Thursday.
Student beaten to death in Delhi school (Lead) (21:58)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A 17-year-old student of a government school here died after he was allegedly beaten up by a group of students in the school compound, police said on Thursday.
Bangladeshi currency seized in Bengal (21:54)
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) The Border Security Force on Thursday seized Bangladeshi currency totalling 8.02 lakh Taka, or Rs 6.55 lakh in Indian currency, in West Bengal's Nadia district, a senior BSF official said.
Possibility of losing to US on exports subsidies issue: Official (Lead) (21:46)
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) India faces the possibility of losing in the trade disputes with the US on its challenge to export subsidies, but the government is working on schemes to make them WTO compliant, an official said here on Thursday.
CBI charge sheet in Mallya case will name ex-Minister: BJP lawmaker (21:42)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) BJP's Nishikant Dubey on Thursday said in the Lok Sabha that the CBI will file a charge sheet against Vijay Mallya and name a former Finance Minister, leading to loud protests from the Congress.
Delhi sanctions budget for roads, drains in unauthorised colonies (Lead) (21:30)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Delhi government has sanctioned the budget for construction of roads and drains in unauthorised colonies of the national capital at an estimated cost of Rs 1,200 crore, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.
Aircel-Maxis case: Chidambaram approved investment beyond his mandate, says CBI (Lead) (21:30)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The CBI listed on Thursday former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram as an accused in the Aircel-Maxis case, alleging that he had power to approve foreign investments only up to Rs 600 crore but he cleared Rs 3,200-crore investment without referring the matter to CCEA.
4 woman among 8 Maoists killed in Chhattisgarh (Night Lead) (21:28)
Raipur, July 19 (IANS) Eight Maoists, including four women, were gunned down in a gun battle with security forces in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district early on Thursday, police said.
Defence Secretary reviews progress of Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (21:24)
Kochi, July 19 (IANS) Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra had an on-board briefing on the progress of the Indigenous Aircraft Carrier (IAC) - one of the first aircraft carriers to be designed and built in India, an official statement said.
Dissolve SC's monitoring panel on sealing: BJP MP (21:24)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) Raising the issue of the ongoing sealing drive in Delhi, BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi on Thursday demanded that the Supreme Court-constituted Monitoring Committee be "dissolved for alleged violation of earlier court decisions".
TRAI curbs unwanted commercial calls, mandates subscribers' consent (21:24)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) In a bid to curb the menace of unsolicited commercial calls, the TRAI on Thursday announced new regulations that mandate registration of businesses/telemarketers for making such calls and subscribers' consent for receiving the same.
India, Japan discuss Indo-Pacific region, maritime security (21:20)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) India and Japan discussed the Indo-Pacific region and maritime security among other issues in the fourth round of the India-Japan Maritime Affairs Dialogue here, the External Affairs Ministry said on Thursday.
Consumer Protection Bill likely to pass during Monsoon Session (21:18)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018, which seeks stringent action including jail terms for misleading advertisements and adulteration along with time-bound redressal of consumers grievances, is likely to be passed during ongoing Monsoon Session of Parliament.
David Cameron hails Modi's leadership (Lead) (21:14)
Kolkata, July 19 (IANS) Hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday said India is fortunate to have a leadership with a clear vision, but greater focus is needed on developing skills and infrastructure.
Nepalese couple held for kidnapping, boy rescued (21:10)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) A boy kidnapped from north Delhi in April has been rescued from Nepal and a couple hailing from the Himalayan nation arrested, police said on Thursday.
LS passes Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill, RS anti-corruption amendment (Roundup) (21:02)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The second day of Parliament's Monsoon Session on Thursday witnessed some productive time with the Lok Sabha passing the Fugitive Economic Offenders Bill and the Rajya Sabha passing amendments to the Prevention of Corruption Act.
NCLT nod for revival of Sirpur Paper Mills (20:58)
Hyderabad, July 19 (IANS) The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved the proposal for the revival of Sirpur Paper Mills in Telangana, state Industry Minister K. T. Rama Rao said on Thursday.
SC asks Puducherry Assembly Speaker to allow nominated BJP MLAs to function (Lead) (20:58)
New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Speaker of Puducherry Assembly to allow the three nominated Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs to participate in the Assembly proceedings, and sought the Centre's response to pleas challenging their nomination.