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2 September, 2017 8:09 AM Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh’s followers refuse to believe he is guilty and wait for his return

It is four days after mayhem brought Haryana to a grinding halt. After facing flak for being unable to prevent the violence that caused damage to property and claimed more than 30 lives, the constables in Sirsa are taking no chances. All the three roads leading to the old Dera are blocked. Apart from the barricades that have been placed 3 km before the Dera at Satnam 360

21 August, 2017 4:40 PM Navy gets amphibious landing craft

It can transport troops, attack tanks The second Landing Craft Utility (LCU) L52 of Mk-IV class, an amphibious ship to transport combat equipment and troops of the Navy, designed and built by Garden Reach Ship Builders (GRSE), was commissioned at Port Blair on Monday. These ships would be based in the Andaman and Nicobar Command and can be deployed for multi-role 48

21 August, 2017 6:21 AM China's army conducts military exercises 'to strike awe in India'

China's People's Liberation Army's conducted military exercises in an unknown location to "strike awe in India", said the state-backed Global Times on Monday, citing a China Central Television report from late last week. The drills, it said, were conducted to "lay the ground for plateau warfare". NEW DELHI: China's People's Liberation Army's (PLA) conducted 144

19 August, 2017 7:30 PM Why the Gorakhpur story is not about one night of horror

Neelesh Misra writes: As we speak, those 23 children lie buried a few feet below the ground in villages scattered from eastern Uttar Pradesh to Bihar, and possibly Nepal. All are buried because, apart from Islamic tradition, even Hindu infants are not cremated. If I was the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh Rajiv Kumar, and if I was to hand over tomorrow 60

19 August, 2017 4:18 PM Rain brings cheer to farmers

Incessant rain throws out of gear life in urban areas The rain that lashed the five districts of erstwhile Warangal brought cheer to farmers while in urban areas, people were put to inconvenience with the continued showers for the last two days. The rivulets and tanks in rural parts, particularly in Agency areas of Bhupalpalli were overflowing. There 40

17 August, 2017 8:13 AM Siddaramaiah assures action in Bellandur Lake menace

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday assured that the government is taking all necessary action to tackle the Bellandur Lake menace adding the problem will be solved within one or two years. "The government is taking all necessary action. It is there; it will be solved within one or two years," he told the media. The Bellandur Lake once again 68

17 August, 2017 5:20 AM Bengaluru's Bellandur Lake continues to spill thick toxic foam – Watch video

 Karnataka's Bellandur Lake on Wednesday once again spilled toxic foam after a heavy downpour. Bengaluru: Karnataka's Bellandur Lake on Wednesday once again spilled toxic foam after a heavy downpour. 'Toxic foam', allegedly due to the discharge of sewage water, filled large parts of the polluted Bellandur Lake in the city. Highly polluted Bellandur Lake, the largest 51

11 August, 2017 5:13 PM India bringing in more troops, weapon systems as China continues its sabre-rattling

NEW DELHI: India continues to pump in additional troops and weapon systems on the entire eastern front in face of continuing belligerence from China on the Doklam standoff, even as diplomatic and military channels are being utilised in a bid to defuse the almost two-month-old crisis. Sources said a top-level flag meeting between major-general rank officers 79

11 August, 2017 4:02 AM Sensex tanks over 300 points; Nifty below 9,750: 5 factors that spooked Street bulls

NEW DELHI: Benchmark indices took a dive on Friday morning following a sharp correction in US stocks overnight on escalating geopolitical tensions. A ripple effect was seen across Asian markets which declined up to 1.2 per cent. India was no exception. The BSE Sensex plunged over 330 points to hit a low of 31,531.30, before recovering a bit. At 9.20 am, the index 84

10 August, 2017 5:39 PM India, China continue to militarily reinforce positions but no evacuation of border villages yet

Government sources said there has been “some build-up” in terms of additional troops and tanks as well as artillery and air defence units in the Tibet Military District by PLA, but there is “no major or unusual mobilization” towards the Line of Actual Control as yet to send alarm bells clanging. NEW DELHI: India and China continue to militarily reinforce 66