Massive fire in MP ordnance factory, no casualty (Lead) (00:40)
Jabalpur, March 26 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in an ordnance factory here on Saturday evening after a series of explosions of bombs made there, an official said. No casualties have been reported in the incident.
Facebook has removed my poem: Srijato (23:58)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) Poet Srijato Bandyopadhyay claimed on Saturday that Facebook had deleted his controversial poem he had posted on his wall.
Jamiat's efforts to unite Muslim sects gathers pace from Khwaja land (Lead, correcting para 2) (23:54)
By Brajendra Nath Singh
Ajmer, March 25 (IANS) The BJP's stunning victory in Uttar Pradesh and the elevation of firebrand Hindutva leader Aditya Nath Yogi as state Chief Minister appears to have lent an added urgency to efforts to unite different sects of the Muslim community, from the land of Sufi saint Khwaja Muinuddin Chisti.
Indian Museum, Kolkata hotels mark Earth Hour (23:28)
Kolkata, March 25 (IANS) The Indian Museum as also several important office buildings and plush hotels switched off their lights here on Saturday as Kolkata joined the rest of the world in observing Earth Hour.
No agreement to carve out larger Nagaland, says government (23:16)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Union Government on Saturday sought to clarify that there was no agreement or decision on carving out a larger Nagaland state and termed media reports on the issue "erroneous".
Jethmalani in Kochi hospital, to be discharged soon (23:00)
Kochi, March 25 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member and veteran advocate Ram Jethmalani was admitted to a private hospital here on Saturday after he felt uneasy but is responding well and could be discharged in a day, doctors said.
Massive fire in MP ordinance factory, no casualty (22:48)
Jabalpur, March 25 (IANS) A massive fire broke out in an ordinance factory here on Saturday evening after a series of explosions of bombs made there, an official said. No casualties have been reported in the incident.
AAP government failed to fulfil poll promises: Shah (Lead) (22:46)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Accusing the AAP government in Delhi of corruption, the BJP on Saturday said they has failed to fulfil any of its poll promises even after remaining in power for over two years.
Four startups from T-Hub bags global awards (22:40)
Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Four startups from T-Hub, one of the largest start-up ecosystem builders in India, have bagged global awards, a statement said on Saturday.
Two killed, 10 injured in communal violence in Gujarat (22:36)
Ahmedabad, March 25 (IANS) Two persons were killed, one of them in police firing, and 10 others injured while around 50 houses were ransacked and set ablaze along with many vehicles following a communal clash in a village in Gujarat's Patan district on Saturday evening, police said.
Aditya Nath promises no bias on religion; no harassment of couples (Roundup) (22:14)
Gorakhpur, March 25 (IANS) Promising that there will be no bias in the name of religion and caste, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday also assured that couples would not be harassed by anti-Romeo squads in the state.
'India-Bangladesh efforts will contribute to realise people's aspirations' (22:10)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said the joint efforts made by India and Bangladesh will help realise the aspirations of people of both the countries.
Mercury may reach 39 degrees by month-end: Officials (22:10)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) With the national capital already sizzling due to a significant rise in the mercury, making March the hottest in the last six years, the Met department says the temperature could rise to 39 degrees Celsius by the end of month.
Congress bypoll candidate slams timing of Modi's J&K visit (21:58)
Srinagar, March 25 (IANS) G.A. Mir, Congress candidate for the bypoll to Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag Parliamentary constituency, on Saturday raised questions over Prime Minister Narendra Modi's proposed visit to the state on April 2.
India's borders with Pakistan, Bangladesh to be sealed: Rajnath Singh (Lead) (21:58)
Gwalior, March 25 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said that the country's borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh will be sealed to stop infiltration of terrorists and refugees.
Chief Justice disagrees with AG's view on environment (21:58)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) There were disagreements between the government and judiciary on environment on Saturday at the World Conference on Environment-2017.
Government misused Lok Sabha majority to get bill passed: Congress (21:30)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday accused the government of tax terrorism and falsehood, saying it had misused its majority in the Lok Sabha to get passed the Finance Bill that seeks to amend 40 laws in one go.
President raises concerns over environmental degradation (21:30)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday said it was high time to think about intensity of the environmental degradation and steps to stop it.
There will no discrimination based on religion, caste, gender: promises UP CM Aditya Nath (21:28)
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), March 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday said his BJP government will implement Prime Minister Narendra Modis development agenda in the state and there would be no discrimination on the basis of caste, religion and gender.
Four killed, property damaged in Tripura storm (21:12)
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) At least four people, including a woman, were killed and two others injured when a heavy seasonal thunderstorm accompanied by rain hit Tripura on Saturday, police said.
Bangladesh's 'Genocide Day' observed in Tripura (Lead) (21:12)
Agartala, March 25 (IANS) A candle light march and seminar were part of programmes held on Saturday in Tripura to mark Bangladesh's observance of "Genocide Day" - in remembrance of the atrocities committed by the Pakistani Army on this day in East Pakistan, now Bangladesh, 46 years ago.
Kejriwal promises to abolish residential house tax, BJP, Congress criticise (Roundup) (20:56)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Banking on the goodwill generated by the schemes of free water and slashing electricity charges, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday made a major promise -- to abolish residential house tax --if his Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) wins the toughly contested civic polls in the national capital.
Railways to save Rs 41,000 cr on energy costs: Suresh Prabhu (Lead) (20:44)
Hyderabad, March 25 (IANS) Indian Railways aims to save Rs 41,000 crore (over $6 billion) on electricity expenses by switching over to solar energy over the next 10 years, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced on Saturday.
UP roads to be free of potholes by June 15: Aditya Nath (20:44)
Gorakhpur, March 25 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Aditya Nath Yogi on Saturday said all roads in the state will be free of potholes by June 15.
VHP reiterates demand for law to construct Ram temple (Lead) (20:44)
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Saturday reiterated its demand for the enactment of a law to facilitate the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh.