West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of misleading people in the name of religion before elections and said nobody needs a lesson on Hinduism from the saffron outfit.
AIADMK hit out at Tamil superstar Rajinikanth for slamming its protests against certain scenes in the Vijay-starrer "Sarkar", saying a mere censor certification would not justify contentious scenes.
Tamil superstar Rajinikanth lashed out at the ruling AIADMK in Tamil Nadu for its protests against certain scenes in actor Vijay's Diwali release 'Sarkar', questioning the rationale behind protesting against a film certified by the Censor Board.
Rupee appreciated 35 paise to 72.65 against the dollar in early trade, following US mid-tem election results and easing crude oil prices.
Benchmark stock indices opened on a negative note following weak global cues after the US Federal Reserve left key interest rates on hold last night, but hinted a rate hike next month.
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman undertook a tour of the forward areas in Dau-Delal and Lohit valleys of Aruanachal Pradesh, a defence ministry release said.
Delhi's pollution level post-Diwali nearly doubled in comparison to last year as people burst firecrackers before and after the Supreme Court stipulated time frame of 8 pm to 10 pm.
Defying the Supreme Court's firecracker deadline, people in Lucknow and some key cities of Uttar Pradesh burst firecrackers past midnight, resulting in a 'very-poor' air quality index (AQI).
Supreme Court's order limiting firecracker-bursting to two hours during Diwali was partly-flouted in Bengaluru with many people burning firecrackers for a longer period, an official said.
Pollution in New Delhi rose to a “severe” level after revellers let off fireworks long into the night to mark the Hindu festival of Diwali.