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Assembly Elections 2016: Election Commission of India bans exit polls

NEW DELHI(PTI): The Election Commission on Thursday banned exit polls between April 4 and May 16 when Assembly elections are held in five states. Citing provisions of electoral laws, EC said, “Exit polls cannot be conducted and publicised by means of print and electronic media or dissemination in any other manner starting from April 4 […]

Full rail fare for children between 5-12 years; rates effective from April 21

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NEW DELHI: The Railways has decided to charge full fare for children (5-12 years) for seats in reserved class, with the revised child fare to be effective from April 21. Under the revised provision, full adult fare will be charged for children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age if for whom […]

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Kolkata flyover tragedy: Death toll reaches 21; 3 FIRs filed against IVRCL

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Kolkata: A portion of a Vivekananda flyover collapsed on Thursday afternoon leaving several trapped. Rescue operations are underway and officials are trying to pull out people trapped under mounds of rubble. Disaster Management Groups, officials of Kolkata Police and Fire and Emergency Services are at the stop. DMG officials are using gas cutters to save […]

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Kolkata flyover tragedy: Rajnath Singh, Rahul Gandhi express condolences

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Kolkata: As many as ten people died on Thursday following the collapse of an under-construction bridge in Girish Park area of North Kolkata. The eye-witnesses claimed that nearly 150 people are stuck under the collapsed bridge. Rescue operation is currently underway to recover the people stuck under the debris. “We heard a noise and got […]

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PM Modi arrives in Washington to attend the 4th Nuclear Security Summit

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Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in Washington on earlyThursday to attend the two-day Nuclear Security Summit where world leaders from over 50 countries are expected to share their assessment of the threat from nuclear weapons and materials. During his two-day stay in Washington, Modi is scheduled to interact with a number of world leaders […]

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Kolkata flyover tragedy: 14 dead, 78 injured, control room set up, helpline number 1070

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Kolkata: A portion of a Vivekananda flyover collapsed on Thursday afternoon leaving several trapped. Rescue operations are underway and officials are trying to pull out people trapped under mounds of rubble. Disaster Management Groups, officials of Kolkata Police and Fire and Emergency Services are at the stop. DMG officials are using gas cutters to save […]

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BJP instigates violence in people wherever it goes: Rahul Gandhi

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Guwahati(ANI): Aheady of Assam assembly polls, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi while addressing a rally in Digboi criticised BJP for promoting violence and said that whichever state BJP wins, violence grows up in that very place, so what will happen to development if violence return in Assam? He also said that in Assam there is […]

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After Class 12 paper leak in Bengaluru, angry parents and teachers pelt stones

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Bengaluru(ANI): Several angry students and parents staged protest on Thursday over repeated 12th standard question paper leak and demanded the resignation of Education Minister K. Ratnakar. The second Pre-University Chemistry (PUC) re-examination that was scheduled for Thursday, following a question paper leak has been postponed. Students and parents protested in Bengaluru on Thursday after standard […]

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PM Modi echoes,Terrorism cannot be defeated with guns

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NEW DELHI: In the backdrop of terror attacks here last week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tonight highlighted the dangers posed by terrorism to the world and said the UN should address such major challenges failing which the global body could be rendered irrelevant. Addressing Indian diaspora here, he said it was unfortunate that the UN […]

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PM Modi to attend fourth Nuclear Security Summit today

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Washington(ANI): After concluding his first official visit to Belgium, Prime Minister Narendra Modi departed for Washington DC late on Wednesday evening to attend the fourth Nuclear Security Summit from March 31st to April 1. Briefing the media, along with Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup in New Delhi on Tuesday, over the Prime Minister’s […]

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