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‘Cyclone man’ Mrutyunjay Mohapatra appointed IMD chief

Renowned scientist and cyclone warning specialist Mrutyunjay Mohapatra was on Tuesday appointed as the chief of India Meteorological Department (IMD), according to a Personnel Ministry order. He will assume charge in August. Mohapatra and his team at the Cyclone Warning…

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos test fired

Supersonic cruise missile BrahMos on Tuesday was test fired from the Integrated Test Range (ITR) at Chandipur in Odisha. The anti-ship version of the missile was launched around noon from the launch complex-3 of the ITR, Defence Research and Development…

EC to announce J&K poll schedule after Amarnath Yatra

The Election Commission Tuesday said it will announce the schedule for assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir after the Amarnath Yatra, which begins next month. In a statement, the poll panel said it has unanimously decided that “holding of Assembly…

Targeted action against 10 most wanted terrorists in J&K soon

Security agencies have prepared a list of 10 most wanted terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir, that includes top commander of Hizbul Mujahideen Riyaz Ahmed Naikoo, against whom targeted operations will soon be launched to eliminate or nab them, officials said…

VHP, saints meet over Ram Mandir, say will pressurise govt

Following a meeting of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leaders with saints over the Ram Temple issue, Ram Janma Bhoomi Nyas president Mahant Nritya Gopal Das on Monday said they will pressuirse the government for the construction of a Ram temple…

NCP woman leader ties ‘rakhi’ to BJP MLA who kicked her

Burying the hatchet NCP woman leader Nitu Tejwani who was brutally thrashed by Gujarat BJP MLA Balram Thawani (on Sunday) tied ‘rakhi’ to her attacker while the MLA apologised to her. “She is like my sister, I have apologised to…

Mayawati breaks up with Akhilesh, BSP to go solo in UP by-polls

The Bahujan Samaj Party has decided to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly by-polls on its own. There will be no coalition with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party for the 11 seats that will be on the fray. It was BSP…

SC issues notice to Puducherry CM in power tussle matter

The Supreme Court Tuesday issued notice to Puducherry Chief Minister V Narayanasamy in the power tussle matter in the Union Territory. The Madras High Court had recently held that Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi “cannot interfere” in the day-to-day affairs of…

Kerala govt confirms Nipah virus, 86 under observation

A 23-year-old college student here has been confirmed to be infected with the Nipah virus while 86 others are under medical observation, Kerala Health Minister K K Shailaja Tuesday said. The results of blood samples of the student, which were…

Congress not to host Iftar at national level this year

After its Lok Sabha poll debacle, the Congress is not hosting an Iftar party at the central level this year, but its state units are organising such parties at their own level. Congress’s minority cell chairman Nadeem Javed confirmed that…