Gujarat an ‘eyesore’ for Congress:Modi

  GANDHINAGAR, Cong maligned Sardar Patel, his daughter Maniben, Morarji Desai, forced Madhavsinha Solanki to resign and tried to put me in jail, says PM Says, Gujarat election is a fight between ‘vikasvaad’ and ‘vanshvaad&rsq..

Talwars walk out of Dasna jail

  DASNA (UP), DENTIST couple Rajesh and Nupur Talwar on Monday walked out of Dasna Jail after being acquitted in the Aarushi-Hemraj double murder case by the Allahabad High Court.The Talwars, who have been behind bars for nearly four years, walke..

Governors are not ‘political parallel power centres’: VP

  CHENNAI, M Venkaiah Naidu said on Monday Governors of States are not some “political parallel power centres”, adding their duty was to be a “mentor and thought leader” to guide the Government and the people. “Toda..

Indian economy on ‘very solid track’, says IMF chief Lagarde

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Lagarde describes the two major recent reforms in India - demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax (GST) - as a monumental effort   IMF chief Christine Lagarde has said the Indian economy is on a “very..

ITBP deploying mechanised column along China border

  NEW DELHI, FOR the first time in its over 50 years history, the ITBP is raising and deploying a mechanised column of power vehicles and machines to speedily mobilise troops along the Sino-India border in case of Chinese military transgressions ..

Cong wrests Gurdaspur from BJP

  GURDASPUR, Congress candidate Sunil Jakhar wins by a margin of over 1.93 lakh votes MAINTAINING its winning streak from the Assembly elections, Punjab’s ruling Congress secured an emphatic win in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat on Sunday. ..

Kesri pulled down Gujral Govt as he wanted to be PM: Pranab

NEW DELHI, Oct 14, (IANS), THE Congress under the late Sitaram Kesri pulled down I.K. Gujral’s United Front Government in 1997 for his refusal to drop the DMK from his cabinet because of Kesri’s personal ambition to become Prime Ministe..

Mere lodging of FIR cannot be reason to expel student: HC

MUMBAI, Oct 14, (PTI) THE Bombay High Court quashed an order passed by a college expelling a computer engineering student, observing that an FIR cannot be treated as “gospel truth” and cannot be a reason for expulsion. A division bench ..

Form policy over Rohingya issue: RSS

Staff Reporter, Bhopal, Oct 14, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarkaryavah Suresh Bhaiyyaji Joshi expressed deep concern on refugee issue related to Rohingya Muslims by saying that Rohingya is a serious problem and deliberation should be done tha..

Modi announces Rs 10,000 cr to 20 varsities

PATNA/MOKAMA, Oct 14, (Agencies), LAMENTING that no Indian university figures among the top 500 globally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said, the Government intends to unshackle these institutions and provide Rs 10,000 crore to 20 varsit..

No power in the world can stop Govt from resolving Kashmir issue: Rajnath

BARDOLI (Guj), Oct 14, (PTI), UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday said no power in the world can stop the Government from resolving the Kashmir issue and hit out at Pakistan for its “impious” activities against India. Singh sa..

Mah acts against 4,548 docs for failing to work in villages

  MUMBAI, Registration of doctors was cancelled as they refused to work in rural areas for a year besides not paying the penalty THE Maharashtra Government has cancelled the registration of over 4,500 doctors for failing to serve in rural a..

Strike a balance between national interest, Rohingya issue: SC to Govt

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Friday said the Rohingya refugee problem was of a “great magnitude” and the State would have to play a “big role” in striking a balance between national interests and human rights while de..

HC comes down heavily on trial court judge in Aarushi case

  By Dinesh Rai, ALLAHABAD, The trial court judge acted like a film director, trying to give concrete shape to his own imagination, observes HC THE Allahabad High Court has lacerated the trial court judge in the Aarushi murder case, saying..

Himachal Assembly elections on Nov 9

  NEW DELHI, Results of a single phase Assembly polls will be declared on December 18 Gujarat polls will be held before Dec 18 but no dates announced ASSEMBLY elections in Himachal Pradesh will be held in a single phase on November 9 and th..

HC acquits Talwars in Aarushi murder case

  ALLAHABAD, Allahabad High Court gives dentist couple benefit of doubt THE Allahabad High Court on Thursday acquitted Nupur and Rajesh Talwar in the 2008 murder of their teenage daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, saying that neither the..

Governors can give new dimensions to devpt by communicating with MLAs, says President

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, GOVERNORS can provide a new dimension to the development of their States by communicating with legislators and deliberating on subjects related to public well-being, President Ram Nath Kovind said here on ..

Two IAF commandos, 2 LeT ultras killed in encounter

  SRINAGAR, The Garud commandos were part of the operation for training and experience purpose Martyred Sergeant Milind Kishor, belonged to Nashik while Corporal Nilesh Kumar was from Bihar TWO Garud Commandos of the Indian Air Force (IAF) ..

No dearth of resources, India needs good governance: Modi

NEW DELHI, INDIA has no dearth of resources required for development but it is wanting in good governance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday.“In the States where the Government machinery is efficient and implements schemes in a time-..

Sex with wife below 18 yrs of age is rape, rules SC

  NEW DELHI, Apex court expresses concern over the prevalent practice of child marriage in the country and says, social justice laws were not implemented with the spirit with which they have been enacted by Parliament THE Supreme Court, in ..

Sitharaman assures speedy decisions to boost Air Force

  NEW DELHI, Govt committed to fill the gaps which have arisen due to lack of timely decision making in the last decade, says Defence Minister  LACK of timely decision making in the last decade resulted in gaps in the Indian Air Force and t..

NIA crackdown on flow offunds blow to terrorgroups, says Rajnath

  NEW DELHI,  THE National Investigation Agency’s crackdown on flow of funds from the “neighbouring country” to finance unrest in Kashmir has dealt a blow to the morale of terror and separatist groups, Union Home Minister R..

Purohit meets Modi

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI,   CONTINUING with his hectic schedule on Tuesday, Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi at his 7, Lok Kalyan Marg residence in the morning. Governor Purohi..

No noose but lifer to 11 in Godhra train carnage: HC

  By R K Misra, GANDHINAGAR, Upholds life sentence of 20 others and acquittal of 63 people by trial court Court orders Government to pay Rs 10 lakh compensation to the kin of the victims Lawyer for the victims says, he will approach the Suprem..

PM meets CEOs of global, Indian oil majors

  NEW DELHI, The CEOs suggested that private firms be given stakes in ONGC fileds PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday brainstormed on ways to raise domestic oil and gas production with CEOs of top global and Indian companies who suggested tha..

TN Governor Purohit meets President, Vice-President

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, NEW Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit called on President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice-President M Venkaiah Naidu in Delhi on Monday. After taking over the Governor’s post on October 6, it was his first visit t..

IAF ready for war at short notice: Dhanoa

  HINDON (UP), “Mi-17 chopper may have crashed due to detachment of tail rotor,” Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa said First three women fighter pilots of the country are likely to fly the MiG-21 Bison jets next month   T..

India has to grow at faster pace: Jaitley

  WASHINGTON, Jaitley to leave for the US on Monday to attend the forthcoming annual meeting of International Monetary Fund and World Bank INDIA needs to grow at a faster pace, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said, while asserting that there w..

Modi holds roadshow on first visit to his birthplace Vadnagar

    VADNAGAR, Modi said that he has managed to serve the nation with the blessings of Lord Shiva since 2001 despite some people “spewing venom” at him during these years   ON his first visit to his birthplace since o..

Diwali arrived a fortnight early: PM on GST tweak

  By R.K.Misra, GANDHINAGAR, Says, Government does not want business class to get caught in red-tape and hence changes were made in the GST PRIME Minister Narendra Modi expressed happiness with the popular mood over the changes in the GST initi..

Sitharaman makes aerial survey of Doka La-Nathula area

  GANGTOK, DEFENCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday made an aerial survey of the Doka La-Nathula area on the Sino-India border, a day after the Government said the status quo at the site has not changed since the disengagement on August 28..

Delhi Cong adopts resolution urging Rahul to become party President

  NEW DELHI, THE newly-elected members of the Delhi unit of Congress on Saturday unanimously adopted a resolution urging Rahul Gandhi to take over as the party’s President.Gandhi is currently the Congress Vice President and there have been ..

7 military personnel killed as IAF chopper crashes near Tawang

ITANAGAR/NEW DELHI, Oct 6, (PTI), AN MI-17 helicopter of the Indian Air Force crashed on Friday near Tawang, a remote mountainous town close to the Sino-India border, killing all seven military personnel on board. Five IAF personnel, including two ..

Collegium’s word on judges’ selectionto be made public

NEW DELHI, Oct 6, (IANS), IN an unprecedented decision, the Supreme Court collegium has decided to put in public domain all its recommendations for the appointment, elevation and transfer of judges to various high courts and the top court from now ..

GST sops for SMEs, exporters; tax rates on 27 items reduced

NEW Delhi, Oct 6, (Agencies), THE Goods and Services Tax Council on Friday made sweeping changes to give relief to small and medium businesses on filing and payment of taxes, eased rules for exporters and cut tax rates on 27 items of common consump..

Anti-nuclear campaign group wins Nobel Peace Prize

OSLO, Oct 6, (AP), THE Nobel Peace Prize was awarded on Friday to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, an organisation seeking to eliminate atomic weapons through an international treaty-based prohibition. The Geneva-based ICAN wo..

Purohit takes oath as TN Governor

CHENNAI, Oct 6, (PTI), BANWARILAL Purohit was sworn in as the 25th Governor of Tamil Nadu on Friday, at a time when the State is witnessing political churning within the ruling AIADMK and demand by the Opposition for a floor test. In his first publ..

Ready for two-front war: IAF Chief

  NEW DELHI, Tension still prevail as Chinese troops were present in the Chumbi valley, which is in the Doka La Plateau. A peaceful resolution of the issue would be in the interest of both countries, said Dhanoa THE Indian Air Force is capa..

HC rejects plea against SIT clean chit to Modi in Gujarat riots case

  AHMEDABAD, THE Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected Zakia Jafri’s plea challenging a lower court order upholding SIT’s clean chit to then Chief Minister Narendra Modi and others on the allegation of larger conspiracy in connectio..

Akhilesh re-elected SP chief for 5-yr term

    By Abhinav Pandey, AGRA (UP), Akhilesh had personally invited his father for the national convention but Mulayam and Shivpal both gave a miss to the event AKHILESH Yadav was on Thursday unanimously re-elected as the Samajwadi Par..

Economy on firm footing: PM

  NEW DELHI, Hits out at critics of economic policies, says GDP growth was 5.7 pc or less on 8 occasions during UPA rule Modi says, the Govt has brought down inflation from 10 pc to 2.5 pc, fiscal deficit to 3.5 pc from 4.5 pc and shrunk Current..

Jaitley urges States to cut VAT on petrol, diesel

  DHAKA, AFTER the Centre taking a hit of Rs 26,000 crore by cutting Excise Duty on oil, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday nudged States to cut Sales Tax or VAT on petrol and diesel to provide further relief to consumers from high fuel p..

Honeypreet sent to six-day police custody

  PANCHKULA (Haryana), A COURT here remanded Honeypreet Insan to six-day police custody on Wednesday in connection with the violence that followed the Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief’s rape conviction on August 25, which left 41 people dead and..

Three Jaish militants killed in suicide attack on BSF camp

  SRINAGAR, BSF trooper martyred in attack near Srinagar airport The militants, dressed in military fatigues, broke into the camp at around 4.30 am The attackers breached four layers of security in the highly-protected zone which houses many of..

Mallya held in UK, out on bail again

  LONDON, EMBATTLED liquor baron Vijay Mallya was re-arrested on Tuesday in a money laundering case filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) of India before being released on a 650,000 pounds bail by a court here. The 61-year-old flamboyant bus..

Throw out Himachal’s ‘on bail’ Virbhadra Govt: PM to people

  BILASPUR (HP), Entire family of the Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh is facing corruption charges and is on bail, says Modi Lays foundation of AIIMS and IIIT, dedicates steel processing plant PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a swipe..

Gunman kills 58, injures 500 in Las Vegas concert

  LAS VEGAS, The gunman, a Nevada resident identified as Stephen Paddock, had been found dead At least eight rifles were recovered from the room that had been rented by the 64-year-old gunman. It is the deadliest shooting in US in modern history ..

Even 1,000 Gandhis cannot ‘clean India’ without support of 125 cr Indians: Modi

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that issues such as cleanliness and hygiene should not be politicised and asserted that even 1,000 Mahatma Gandhis could not achieve the goal of a ‘clean India’ without the part..

2 children killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire

  JAMMU, A nine-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl were killed and 12 others were injured in the Pakistani shelling and firing TWO minors were on Monday killed and 12 civilians injured in cross-border shelling by Pakistan along the LoC in ..

Purohit is new TN Governor, Malik gets charge of Bihar

  NEW DELHI, Lt Governor of Andaman and Nicobar Islands Jagdish Mukhi appointed as Assam Governor Former member of Bihar Legislative Council Ganga Prasad is the Governor of Meghalaya Brigadier (Retd) B D Mishra becomes Governor of Arunachal Pra..

Shah sounds Guj poll bugle, slams Rahul

  KARAMSAD, BJP chief Amit Shah on Sunday accused three generations of the Congress party of having ‘insulted’ Gujarat, as he virtually sounded the bugle for the Assembly polls in the State from Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel’s native..

RSS chief praises Modi Govt for handling national issues effectively

  Staff Reporter, Nagpur, Highlights Protect informal sector from tremors of policy change Provide employment, work to all Promote Swadeshi, buy Swadeshi Don’t allow violent Rohingyas inside India Remove constitutional impediments to ..

22 people killed in Mumbai stampede

  MUMBAI, Police suspect that short-circuit with a loud sound near FOB triggered stampede Railway officials say, overcrowding on the bridge due to rains caused the tragedy Railway Minister Piyush Goyal announces high-level inquiry Fadnavis, wh..

Sitharaman visits LoC in Kashmir

  SRINAGAR, DEFENCE Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday visited the forward areas along the Line of Control (LoC) in Kashmir and was briefed by the top military brass on counter-infiltration operations. Sitharaman, accompanied by Army Chief Ge..

Mah-Singapore to build new Pune airport jointly

  SINGAPORE, THE Maharashtra Government and Singapore’s Changi airport will collaborate for a greenfield airport development project in Pune, Chief Minister Davendra Fadnavis said here on Friday.Maharashtra Airport Development Company Ltd (..

Father Tom freed from IS captivity,meets PM

  NEW DELHI, FATHER Tom Uzhunnalil, a Vatican priest from Kerala who was freed from the clutches of the Islamic State terror group in Yemen earlier this month, returned to India on Thursday morning and met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here. On re..

Govts supporting terror are inviting suicide: India

  BISHKEK/NEW DELHI, IN A veiled reference to Pakistan, India on Thursday said that Governments which offer sanctuary to terrorists are sending an invitation to suicide.In his keynote address at a conference on “Islam in a Modern Secular St..

Jaitley defends Govt, slams Sinha

  NEW DELHI, Says, Yeshwant Sinha has forgotten his record as Finance Minister and is commenting on persons rather than policies BREAKING his silence on criticism by fellow party leader Yashwant Sinha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday h..

Army strikes Naga rebels along Myanmar border

  NEW DELHI, THE Indian Army on Wednesday said it has inflicted “heavy casualties” on NSCN (K) militants during a firefight along the border with Myanmar, but clarified that it was “not a surgical strike”. Officials said ..

Hafiz, LeT are liabilities, but no funds to finish them: Pak

  NEW YORK, PAKISTAN’S Foreign Minister has acknowledged that Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the Haqqanis and the LeT are “liabilities” for the country but it does not have the required “assets” to get ..

Cabinet ayes Rs 25,060 cr police modernisation plan

  NEW DELHI, Share of Central Government will be Rs 18,636 crore and that of States Rs 6,424 crore THE Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) on Wednesday approved Rs 25,060 crore for police modernisation over the three fiscal years till 2019-..

India ‘no’ to deploy troops in Afghanistan

  NEW DELHI, US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis is the first high ranking official of Trump administration to visit India INDIA on Tuesday ruled out troops deployment in war-torn Afghanistan even as it pledged with the US to eradicate the “sc..

HC grants bail to retired Army Major in Malegaon blast case

  MUMBAI, THE Bombay High Court on Tuesday granted bail to retired Army Major Ramesh Upadhyay, an accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on the ground of parity. Since the other prime accused in the case have been granted bail by the High Court..

Top Hizbul ultra killed in gunbattle

  SRINAGAR,  Najar was killed when he was sneaking into the Valley to take charge of Hizbul Mujahideen following elimination of its top commanders TOP Hizbul Mujahideen commander Abdul Qayoom Najar was killed in a gunbattle with securi..

Mukul Roy to resign from TMC party suspends him

  KOLKATA/NEW DELHI,   Suspended from the party for six years for anti-party activities TRINAMOOL Congress MP Mukul Roy, a former close confidante of Mamata Banerjee, said on Monday that he would resign from the party after Durga Puja, pro..

Free power to poor: PM

  NEW DELHI, Launches Rs 16,000 cr ‘Saubhagya’ scheme, says it will bring a monumental change in the lives of the poor Over 4 crore poor families in rural and urban areas to get free power connections by December 2018 The beneficiar..

ED attaches Rs 1.16 cr assets of Karti’s co for money laundering

  NEW DELHI, THE ED on Monday attached assets worth Rs 1.16 crore of former Finance Minister P Chidambaram’s son Karti and a firm allegedly linked to him in connection with its money laundering probe in the Aircel-Maxis deal.The agency issu..

Mukul Roy to resign from TMC party suspends him

    KOLKATA/NEW DELHI,   Suspended from the party for six years for anti-party activities TRINAMOOL Congress MP Mukul Roy, a former close confidante of Mamata Banerjee, said on Monday that he would resign from the party after Durga P..

Mukul Roy to resign from TMC, party suspends him

  KOLKATA/NEW DELHI, Suspended from the party for six years for anti-party activities TRINAMOOL Congress MP Mukul Roy, a former close confidante of Mamata Banerjee, said on Monday that he would resign from the party after Durga Puja, prompting t..

Pak’s fraud at UN

  By Lalit K Jha, UNITED NATIONS, Envoy shows Gaza girl’s pic as victim of pellet guns in Kashmir The picture is of 17-yr-old Rawya abu Joma’a of Gaza, an alleged victim of an Israeli attack IN a massive fraud, Pakistan’s Per..

Tampering with serial number of phones to attract up to 3-yr jail

  NEW DELHI, THE Government has made tampering of IMEI number -- a unique 15-digit serial number of mobile devices -- a punishable offence that can attract jail term of up to 3 years as it seeks to curb incidence of mobile theft.The move will hel..

Rane to meet Amit Shah in Delhi today

  MUMBAI, FORMER Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane, who has quit the Congress, is scheduled to meet BJP President Amit Shah in Delhi on Monday.Rane quit the Congress earlier this week amid speculations that he was keen on joining the BJP.&l..

We made IIT and you LeT: Sushma blasts Pak in UN

  UNITED NATIONS, Tells Pakistan to introspect as to why India is recognised as an IT superpower while Pakistan as terror export factory though both got freedom within hours of each other TAKING a dig at Pakistan, External Affairs Minister Sushm..

Every poor will get home by 2022: PM

  SHAHANSHAHPUR (UP), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday lashed out at his political rivals, saying for the BJP, politics was not for the sake of votes as it considered the country’s development as the top-most priority.“Some po..

We lied about Jaya’s health: TN Minister

  MADURAI/KODAGU (KTK), “We were afraid of Sasikala at that time”, says AIADMK leader Dindigul Srinivasan; apologises to the people SENIOR Tamil Nadu Minister and AIADMK leader Dindigul Srinivasan has claimed that afraid of Sasikala,..

HC grants interim stay on probe against Yeddyurappa

BENGALURU, Sept 22, (PTI), IN A temporary relief for State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief B S Yeddyurappa, the Karnataka High Court on Friday granted an interim stay on FIRs filed by the Anti-Corruption Bureau against him for alleged illegal de..

Modi releases postage stamp on Lord Ram

VARANASI, Sept 22, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday released a postage stamp on different aspects of Lord Ram’s life at the historic Tulsi Manas Mandir here, and said he was a source of inspiration for every individual. “The..

Army reserves right to retaliate: DGMO to Pak

NEW DELHI, Sept 22, (PTI), IN A blunt message, the Indian Army on Friday conveyed to Pakistan that it reserves the right to “retaliate appropriately” to any incident leading to the loss of lives of its troops due to Pakistani firing alo..

Devpt is solution to all problems: PM

VARANASI, Sept 22, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said, development was the solution to all the problems in the country and accused the previous governments of destroying the public exchequer in their bid to win elections. Modi, who ..

Pakistan is ‘Terroristan’: India at United Nations

By Lalit K Jha, UNITED NATIONS, Sept 22 , (PTI), INDIA on Friday ripped into Pakistan, describing it as “Terroristan” and a land of “pure terror” that hosts a flourishing industry to produce and export global terrorism.In a ..

Narayan Rane, son Nilesh quit Congress

  Our Correspondent and Agencies KUDAL,   THE Congress in Maharashtra received a strong jolt when senior leader and former Chief Minister Narayan T. Rane and his son Nilesh, an ex-MP, quit the party on Thursday.The Maratha leader, who was t..

J&K Minister escapes attack by militants but 2 civilians killed

  SRINAGAR, 34 others injured in grenade attack on the convoy of Public Works Minister Naeem Akhtar MILITANTS on Thursday carried out a grenade attack on the motorcade of a senior minister of Jammu and Kashmir in Tral area of Pulwama district, k..

Sonia urges Modi to get Women’s Bill passed in LS

  Delhi Bureau & Agencies, NEW DELHI, In a letter, she assures PM of Congress party’s support The Bill was introduced many times. However, it could never be passed in any of the two Houses CONGRESS President Sonia Gandhi has written ..

225 killed in Mexico quake

  MEXICO CITY, As many as 37 people -- 32 children and five adults -- killed when Enrique Rebsamen primary school collapsed in Mexico City’s southern Coapa district THOUSANDS of emergency crews and volunteers raced against time in search o..

Package to boost economy to be announced soon: Jaitley

  NEW DELHI, Rules out cut in duties on petroleum products to curb price rise FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley on Wednesday hinted at a package of measures to boost the economy, while virtually ruling out any cut in duties on petroleum products to ..

Canal wall collapses in Bihar a day before inauguration

  PATNA, IN A major embarrassment for the Bihar Government, the inauguration of the Rs 389.31 crore Ganga pump canal scheme by the Chief Minister on Wednesday was cancelled after a canal wall collapsed and the gushing waters inundated parts of a ..

US may have to totally destroy North Korea: Trump at UN

  By Steve Holland and Jeff Mason UNITED NATIONS, In his first appearance at the UN, the US President also warned Iran for its nuclear ambitions and Islamist extremists US President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that the United States will be fo..

Probe Pak’s N-links with N Korea: India

  By Lalit K Jha, NEW YORK, Sushma Swaraj’s remarks came after North Korea fired another mid-range ballistic missile over Japan on Friday INDIA on Tuesday sought a probe into North Korea’s nuclear proliferation linkages and demanded..

Suu Kyi rejects foreign criticism of Myanmar on Rohingya crisis

  NAYPYIDAW, Pledges to resettle some refugees but refuses to blame military for violence AUNG San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she does not fear global scrutiny over the Rohingya crisis, pledging to hold rights violators to account but refusing..

Dawood’s brother Iqbal arrested for extortion

  MUMBAI, UNDERWORLD don Dawood Ibrahim’s younger brother Iqbal Kaskar was arrested on Monday by Anti-extortion cell of the neighboring Thane police in an ongoing case of extortion. He was arrested by encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma. Sh..

Shah appears as witness for Kodnani in Naroda riots case

  AHMEDABAD, Tells court that he had met Kodnani in the Assembly and later at hospital. However, he did not know where she went to from hospital Kodnani, who is out on bail, had sought Shah’s testimony to help prove her ‘alibi’..

China opens highway to Nepal via Tibet

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, CHINA has opened a strategic highway in Tibet to the Nepal border which could be used for civilian and defence purposes, a move that Chinese experts say will enable Beijing to make forays into South Asia, according to ..

Modi inaugurates Narmada Dam after 56 yrs of hurdles

KEVADIA (Guj), The foundation stone of the dam was laid on April 5, 1961 by first the country’s first PM, Jawharlal NehruThe dam has been described as ‘Gujarat’s lifeline’, as it aims to provide drinking water to 131 urban centr..

State funeral for iconic Arjan Singh today

  NEW DELHI, A flypast by military aircraft will be given to him, if weather permits, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi led the nation on Sunday in paying tributes to Marshal of t..

MiG eyes deal to supply military jets to Navy

  NEW DELHI, EYEING a multi-billion dollar contract from the Indian Navy for the supply of fighter aircraft, Russian military aviation firm MiG on Sunday said it was not averse to the transfer of technology and joint development of MiG-29 K jets ..

Marshal of The Air Force Arjan Singh passes away

  NEW DELHI, WAR hero Marshal of The Air Force Arjan Singh, who led the Indian Air Force during the 1965 India-Pakistan conflict, died on Saturday night. IAF sources said he passed away around 7.30 pm.Ninety-eight-year-old Singh, the only office..

18-year-old youth held in London train terror attack

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, The IS has said it was behind the bomb but police said it was ‘very routine’ for IS to claim the attack AN 18-year-old man was arrested on Saturday in connection with the terror attack on a packed London T..

Pradyuman’s death could have been avoided, says CBSE

  NEW DELHI, A two-member fact finding committee says the school was guilty of gross negligence THE CBSE on Saturday issued a show cause notice to Ryan International School, Gurgaon, asking why its affiliation should not be withdrawn and said it..

Govt according priority to skill devpt: CM

  Staff Reporter, IMCCI, Mehmuda Shikshan Sanstha sign MoU Chief Minister presents ‘Dynamic Journalist Award’ to City Editor of ‘The Hitavada’ Rahul Pande “Central and State Governments both have accorded the topmo..

Sonowal opens Assam-Rajasthan cultural exchange programme

Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, Sept 15, ASSAM Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday inaugurated a cultural exchange programme Central Government’s ‘Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat’ (One India, strong India) initiative at the Rajasthan Gu..