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He could not serve the nation and its people while alive. But in death, 22-year-old ITBP recruit Roshan Kumar became the saviour for half a dozen families. Days after he received news of his first posting with the Indo-Tibetan Border Police, the Uttarakhand native died in a road accident last week in Delhi’s Dwarka area where he was visiting relatives. But six of...

The British government has announced a cabin baggage ban on laptops on direct passenger flights to the UK from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia. The ban, which also applies to tablets and DVD players, follows a similar US move affecting eight countries. Downing Street said it followed talks on air security and was “necessary, effective and...

At least 23 turtles of a highly endangered species, the Red Crowned Roof, were recovered from smugglers in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday. The amphibians with brightly coloured heads – also known as ‘lal tilakdhari’ and ‘Batagur Kachuga’ in Hindi – were fished out from the Chambal River and destined for southeast Asian countries like...

Days after a girl from Jaipur was rescued from the clutches of her alleged lover, who tried selling her, a Nepalese woman has now come forward with a similar ordeal. In both the cases, the alleged traffickers had used Facebook to lure them to come to Delhi on the pretext of job and marriage. The Nepalese woman was called to Delhi last December on the pretext of job and...

After faring poorly in Punjab Assembly election, Aam Aadmi Party’s newly-elected legislators will be meeting Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at his residence on Wednesday. Sources told India Today that all 20 AAP MLAs from Punjab would be in Delhi. A decision on choosing the Leader of Opposition in Punjab Assembly is likely to be taken in this meeting itself. HERE...

Police said a complaint was filed at the district cyber cell in north-west Delhi by a sales manager of the Delhi circle of Patanjali Ltd. He alleged that he had received complaints from people allegedly duped by the fake call center. Delhi Police has busted a fake job call center and arrested its owner who allegedly duped people on the pretext of providing them jobs in...

India’s Supreme Court has advised Hindus and Muslim to settle a bitter dispute over a controversial religious site through negotiations. The court was responding to litigation seeking daily hearings in a long-running case about the disputed site in the northern town of Ayodhya. Hindu mobs destroyed a 16th Century mosque at the site in 1992, sparking riots that...

Synchrotron-based X-ray tomographic microscopy revealed structures typical of red algae. The origins of plants may go back hundreds of millions of years earlier than previously thought, according to fossil evidence. Ancient rocks from India suggest plants resembling red algae lived 1.6 billion years ago in what was then shallow sea. The discovery may overturn ideas of...

Winning 325 seats in Uttar Pradesh may have propelled the BJP into securing one of the largest electoral victories in the history of the state but it has also posed numerous challenges before the party, including the expectation that now the party will build Ram Temple in Ayodhya. A senior local leader of the BJP told India Today that the landslide victory appears to be...

I don’t see any reason in not aligning with Goa Forward on a Common Minimum Programme for the betterment and development of Goa, said Parrikar. Goa Forward had called Parrikar a fixer and said that the BJP was a party of Narakasurs. After being sworn in as the Goa Chief Minister for a fourth term on Tuesday, Manohar Parrikar said that the BJP alone, not the Congress,...