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Corruption is J&K's biggest problem: Governor (4 minutes ago)
Jammu, Dec 12 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Wednesday that corruption is the single biggest problem that has retarded economic development in the state.

PPL expands base, to issue warning notice against unauthorised playing of music (6 minutes ago)
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) With the New Year fast approaching, the Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL) will first issue public notice for hotels, night clubs and other establishments to get a proper licence from it for playing copyrighted music, said a top company official.

UP to get tele-medicine, tele-radiology services (16 minutes ago)
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Tele-medicine and tele-radiology facilities will be made available across Uttar Pradesh from January next year, Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said on Wednesday.

Four die in UP accident (18 minutes ago)
Lucknow, Dec 12 (IANS) Four persons, including three women, were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur district on Wednesday after a speeding truck rammed into an auto-rickshaw in which they were travelling, police said.

Sidhu meets Amarinder, downplays differences (20 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Chandigarh, Dec 12 (IANS) Punjab cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Wednesday met Chief Minister Amarinder Singh here and tried to downplay the reported differences between them.

State Assembly results rejection of communal polarisation: JIH (22 minutes ago)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Prominent Muslim body Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) on Wednesday said that the results of latest state Assembly elections, in which the BJP has been dethroned in three states, show that people have rejected communal politics.

Rahul to decide on CMs in MP, Rajasthan (24 minutes ago)IANS Photo Service
Bhopal/Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The newly-elected Congress MLAs in Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan on Wednesday left it to Congress President Rahul Gandhi the issue of deciding as to who would be the Chief Ministers in the two states.

Delhi court allows Sanjay Singh, Ankit Bhardwaj to withdraw defamation case (18:36)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A Delhi court here on Wednesday allowed a joint application filed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader and parliamentarian Sanjay Singh and Ankit Bhardwaj -- a state executive member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), the youth wing of the BJP -- seeking permission to withdraw defamation case.

BSP to support Congress in Rajasthan (18:34)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) The six BSP MLAs in Rajasthan on Wednesday decided to extend their legislative support to the Congress after BSP chief Mayawati announced that her party shall prop up a Congress government.

KCR to take oath as Telangana CM on Thursday (Lead) (18:30)IANS Photo Service
Hyderabad, Dec 12 (IANS) K. Chandrashekhar Rao, who led the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) to a massive win in the Telangana Assembly elections, will take oath as the Chief Minister of India's youngest state for a second consecutive term on Thursday.

Navjot Altaf's first retrospective charts her 5-decade artistic practice (18:24)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) The first retrospective of acclaimed contemporary artist Navjot Altaf, mapping her artistic presence in the Indian art scenario since the 1960s, is open for public till January 25 here.

People voted for Congress with 'heavy heart', says Mayawati (18:22)IANS Photo Service
Lucknow/New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) BSP supremo Mayawati on Wednesday said that people voted for the Congress much against their wishes because they saw it as the prime challenger to the BJP in Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan.

1st international conference on sexual exploitation of children to be held in Kolkata (18:20)
Kolkata, Dec 12 (IANS) The first international conference on "Sexual Exploitation of Children in Digital Era" will be held in the city on December 14-15 to spread awareness among people, officials said here on Tuesday.

Blood donation camp to be held in Goa on Parrikar's birthday (18:06)IANS Photo Service
Panaji, Dec 12 (IANS) The absence of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who turns 63 on Thursday, will be felt during his birthday celebrations being held in the state capital, which includes a blood donation camp at the state BJP headquarters, former Panaji MLA and former Defence Minister's aide Sidharth Kuncalienkar said on Wednesday.

BJP lost Rajasthan by just over 1.70 lakh votes (18:04)IANS Photo Service
Jaipur, Dec 12 (IANS) A total of 1,39,35,201 votes went into the Congress kitty in Rajasthan while the BJP received 1,37,57,502 votes -- a marginal difference of over 1.70 lakh votes that ended five years of BJP rule.

Over 28,500 Indian workers died in Gulf nations since 2014 (17:50)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) A total of 28,523 Indian workers died in the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries from 2014 to 2018, the government said on Wednesday.

Ministry asks IISc to design data site for smart cities (17:50)
Bengaluru, Dec 12 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs asked the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) to design a data site for information exchange among smart cities, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

Call to name new Brahmaputra bridge after Ahom Kingdom founder (Lead) (17:44)IANS Photo Service
Dibrugarh, Dec 12 (IANS) With Prime Minister Narendra Modi set to inaugurate the new rail-cum-road bridge over river Brahmaputra at Bogibeel near here on December 25, a demand has come up for naming it after the founder of the erstwhile Ahom Kingdom of Assam, Chaolung Siu-ka-pha.

Navy inducts first deep-sea submarine rescue system (17:32)IANS Photo Service
Mumbai, Dec 12 (IANS) Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Wednesday inducted the Indian Navy's first flyaway deep-sea submarine rescue system at the naval dockyard in Mumbai.

India to launch GSAT 7 satellite for Indian Air Force (17:16)
Chennai, Dec 12 (IANS) India will be launching GSAT 7A, a military communication satellite for the Indian Air Force (IAF), on December 19 with its Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle (GSLV Mk II) rocket, said Indian space agency.

BJP will play role of a vigilant, constructive opposition in MP: Shivraj (17:12)IANS Photo Service
Bhopal, Dec 12 (IANS) Taking moral responsibility for the defeat in the Madhya Pradesh assembly polls, outgoing Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Wednesday said that the BJP will now play the role of a "vigilant and constructive opposition".

Manipur honours women who revolted against British rule (17:12)
Imphal, Dec 12 (IANS) The Manipur government on Wednesday paid floral tributes to the intrepid women crusaders who had revolted against the British rule in 1939, officials said.

Rs 262 crore cyber-tax fraud unearthed in Delhi (17:12)IANS Photo Service
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) The Delhi government's Trade and Taxes Department has unearthed a cyber-tax fraud totalling Rs 262 crore, happening since 2013 with over 8,700 traders involved, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said on Wednesday.

Betul remains bellwether seat of Madhya Pradesh (17:06)
New Delhi, Dec 12 (IANS) Betul Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh stood true to its reputation of being a bellwether seat - determining the winner in the elections this time too.

BJP should hold Modi responsible for defeat: Omar (17:00)IANS Photo Service
Srinagar, Dec 12 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should hold Prime Minister Narendra Modi responsible for the party's electoral defeats in heartland states, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said on Wednesday.

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