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16 January, 2019 8:33 AM Thousands of lightning strikes spark wildfires in Australia

Sydney: Around 2,500 lightning strikes have ignited dozens of fires across Australia`s island state of Tasmania, adding to a number of dangerous blazes, authorities said. We have identified several fires on Tuesday and Wednesday morning, however, due to the sheer amount of lightning strikes that made landfall across a broad area, more fires may be identified 1051

16 January, 2019 7:38 AM Slight improvement in minimum temperatures in Himachal Pradesh

The minimum temperature in Kalpa, another tribal district of Kinnaur, was minus 2.6 degrees Celsius. Shimla: Himachal Pradesh has witnessed slight improvement in minimum temperatures in most parts of the state Wednesday, the Meteorological department said. However, Keylong, the administrative centre of the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti continued 807

15 January, 2019 7:58 PM Akhilesh Yadav-Mayawati Alliance Will Promote Anarchy: Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath said the Samajwadi Party had more seats that those of BSP in 1993, when Mulayam Singh Yadav was elected chief minister. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the Samajwadi Party (SP)- Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) alliance will create "anarchy" in the state and will be short-lived. "This alliance will promote anarchy 212

15 January, 2019 6:07 PM PM Narendra Modi visits Sree Padmanabhaswamy temple in Kerala, offers prayers

Centuries-old Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is known as one of the 108 'divyadesams' of Lord Vishnu. Thiruvananthapuram: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday offered prayers at the centuries-old Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple, known as one of the 108 'divyadesams' of Lord Vishnu. PM Modi, who entered the sprawling shrine through the eastern entrance, spent 246

15 January, 2019 4:36 PM Kolkata: 2 arrested for killing 16 puppies at hospital premises

Preliminary reports had said the puppies were beaten to death. Kolkata: Two persons have on Tuesday been arrested after they apparently confessed that they were involved in the killing of more than a dozen puppies at a hospital premise in Kolkata. Acting on an FIR lodged on Monday, the police had identified some students and security guards on the basis 271

15 January, 2019 3:36 PM Will give top priority to trade, tourism if voted to power: J&K Congress

Jammu and Kashmir Congress president G A Mir on Tuesday said revival of trade, commerce and tourism would be his party's top priority if it is voted to power in the next state assembly elections. "The youth of the country and the state in particular want employment and that cannot be generated until and unless we utilise all our energies for the revival 167

15 January, 2019 1:25 PM PM Narendra Modi slams LDF govt over Sabarimala issue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the left government in Kerala on the Sabarimala issue, saying Communists do not respect India's culture and spirituality. Hitting out at the CPI-M-led LDF and the opposition spearheaded by the UDF in the state, he said both the fronts were two sides of the same coin and accused them of neglecting 225

15 January, 2019 12:46 PM Will soon announce seat sharing arrangement of Grand Alliance in Bihar: Tejashwi Yadav

Besides the RJD, the other Grand Alliance members include the Congress, Rashtriya Lok Samata Party, Hindustani Awam Morcha and the Vikasshil Insaan Party.   Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Tejashwi Yadav on Tuesday said that the opposition Grand Alliance in Bihar was united and strong and will soon announce its decision on seat sharing for the upcoming 179

15 January, 2019 11:26 AM J&K: BSF officer dies in sniper attack from across border in Samba sector

The Border Security Force (BSF) officer, who was injured d in sniper attack from across border in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, died on Tuesday. SRINAGAR: The Border Security Force (BSF) officer, who was injured d in sniper attack from across border in Samba sector of Jammu and Kashmir, died on Tuesday. Assistant Commandant Vinay Prasad took a hit in sniper 245

15 January, 2019 7:50 AM Manali in Himachal Pradesh shivers at minus six degrees Celsius

Kufri in Shimla district experienced cold wave conditions while the minimum temperature at Dalhousie in Chamba district was 1.7 degrees Celsius. Shimla: Manali in Himachal Pradesh's Kullu district shivered at minus six degrees Celsius Tuesday while Keylong the administrative centre of the tribal district of Lahaul and Spiti continued to be the coldest 157