Election Commission reviews preparation of upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections

Election Commission reviews preparation of upcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections

The Election Commission reviewed the preparation of conduct of forthcoming Himachal Pradesh Assembly elections through video-conferencing yesterday. The polling for the 68-member State Assembly will be held next week on Thursday in a single-phase.

Centre: Aadhaar-Mobile SIM linking should be done by February 6

Centre: Aadhaar-Mobile SIM linking should be done by February 6

The Aadhaar-Mobile SIM linking should be completed by February 6, under e-KYC verification, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Thursday. The Centre also mandated production of 12-digit unique Aadhaar number for opening new bank accounts.

More rains in Chennai today, school, colleges to remain shut

More rains in Chennai today, school, colleges to remain shut

Heavy rains continued to lash Chennai on Friday throwing life out of gear for its residents, as the northeast monsoon advanced across the state. Severe water-logging was reported from many parts of the city, leaving roads and subways inaccessible. Schools and colleges, which have been closed since October 31, remained shut today as well.

Six CRPF Jawans injured as LeT militants open fire at CRPF vehicle in Anantnag

Six CRPF Jawans injured as LeT militants open fire at CRPF vehicle in Anantnag

At least 6 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel have been injured when terrorists attacked their convoy in the Anantnag district of South Kashmir on Thursday morning. "In the attack two CRPF men were wounded", Rajesh Yadav, Srinagar based spokesman of CRPF told Xinhua.

NTPC blast: Death toll rises to 26, Rahul Gandhi arrives in Raebareli

NTPC blast: Death toll rises to 26, Rahul Gandhi arrives in Raebareli

The death toll in the massive explosion that ripped a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC`s Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh`s Rae Bareli district has risen to 26, officials have said. National Disaster Relief Force (NDRF) and UP police teams have been carrying out rescue and relief operations, but officials fear that the number of victims may go up.

Chennai rains: 4 dead, schools shut for 2nd day as more downpour expected

Chennai rains: 4 dead, schools shut for 2nd day as more downpour expected

Chennai and coastal parts of Tamil Nadu have received heavy rains for a third day in a row. Four people have reportedly died across the state due to heavy rainfall, until now.

 China denies report of plan to build tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

China denies report of plan to build tunnel to divert Brahmaputra waters

China on Tuesday denied as “false” a news report that it plans to build a 1,000-km tunnel to divert water from the Brahmaputra river at a site close to the India border to arid Xinjiang in the country’s northwest.