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Over 75 pc turnout in peaceful Tripura Assembly polls

Over 75 pc turnout in peaceful Tripura Assembly polls

Agartala, Feb 18 (IANS) Over 75 per cent of the 2,536,589 voters in Left-ruled Tripura had exercised their franchise in a peaceful manner to elect a new Assembly on Sunday even as a large number were still standing in queues at the end of official voting hours, officials said.



PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities

PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday conducted searches at over 45 more locations in 15 cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said.

Iranian plane with 66 aboard crashes

Iranian plane with 66 aboard crashes

Tehran, Feb 18 (IANS) A passenger plane with 66 people on board crashed in central Iran on Sunday, authorities said but declined to give any definite information about the fate of the passengers.

Modi, Iran President discuss bilateral cooperation, regional issues

Modi, Iran President discuss bilateral cooperation, regional issues

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday discussed bilateral cooperation across a range of areas and regional issues during a meeting with Iran President Hassan Rouhani here.

Modi, Jaitley knew country was being looted: Congress

Modi, Jaitley knew country was being looted: Congress

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday made a direct allegation against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying "both were aware that the country was being looted" in the over Rs 11,000 crore PNB scam.

PNB fraud: Ex-Deputy Bank Manager Gokulnath Shetty arrested

PNB fraud: Ex-Deputy Bank Manager Gokulnath Shetty arrested

New Delhi, Feb 17 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested Punjab National Bank's retired Deputy Manager, Gokulnath Shetty and two others in a multi-crore bank fraud case, officials said on Saturday.?

SC reduces Tamil Nadu's Cauvery water share

SC reduces Tamil Nadu's Cauvery water share

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) In a setback to Tamil Nadu, the Supreme Court on Friday reduced its share of the Cauvery river water to 177.25 thousand million cubic feet (TMC), down from 192 TMC allocated by a Tribunal in 2007.

I am an outsider in politics, says Modi

I am an outsider in politics, says Modi

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said he considers himself an outsider in politics and that he is not a politician from within.

Iran ready to simplify visa procedure: Rouhani

Iran ready to simplify visa procedure: Rouhani

Hyderabad, Feb 16 (IANS) Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Friday announced that Tehran is ready to simplify visa procedures and hoped India will reciprocate to facilitate easy movement of people between the two countries.

17 killed in Florida school shooting, ex-student arrested

17 killed in Florida school shooting, ex-student arrested

Washington, Feb 15 (IANS) At least 17 students and teachers were killed as a heavily-armed 19-year-old went on a shooting spree outside and inside his former high school in Florida state in the US, authorities said. The shooter was arrested an hour later.

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