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Heavy rains lead to Jammu and Kashmir panic

  Vehicles move along a flooded road in Srinagar after heavy rainfall on Sunday. (Photo: AFP)

Panic has gripped many parts of the Kashmir Valley on Sunday, particularly Srinagar, as nonstop torrential rains since Saturday evening led to a rise in the water level in rivers, streams and lakes an

Will try national cow slaughter ban, says Rajnath Singh

The NDA government will try its “level best” to bring in a countrywide ban on slaughter of cows by evolving a consensus, Union home minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.

Girl ‘buried alive’ by lover, friends

A minor girl was brutally killed by her lover, who along with his two friends reportedly buried her alive on the bank of Kharun river on the outskirts of Raipur when she insisted on marrying him, prel

Orissa BJP slams BJD over power tariff hike

The BJP on Sunday alleged that the ruling BJD had its hand in the recent power tariff hike by the Orissa Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC).

Experts: No big danger to Kedarnath shrine


The Himalayan shrine of Kedarnath which was marred by devastating deluge in 2013 is stable and its foundation was not damaged, an IIT expert team from Chennai has found.

Assam’s colourful Rongali fest to promote tourism

With an aim to showcase the cultural heritage of Assam and promote it as tourist destination, a cultural trust in collaboration with tourism ministry is going to host a three-day-long festival, Rongal

India to begin daily Yemen airlift

India will be airlifting its nationals now stranded in strife-torn Yemen after getting permission from the authorities there to fly from Sana’a for three hours a day.

Test strips for diabetes costing Rs 5 on the way

Diabetes-testing strips could soon cost as little as Rs 5.

BJP is world’s biggest party

With two days more to go for the BJP’s ongoing membership drive to end, the saffron party on Sunday crossed the 8.79-crore mark, surpassing the Chinese Communist Party, which has 8.67 crore members.

It is spring season and although cities like Bengaluru are ridiculously pretty at this time of the year, with all the trees in bloom, it is also the time for all concerned citizens to be on alert agai

Human resource development minister Smriti Irani is facing yet another crisis with chairman of IIT Bombay’s board of governors Anil Kakodkar resigning.