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Ordinance likely to award death for raping children up to 12 yrs

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), AN ORDINANCE to award death penalty to those convicted of raping a child up to 12 years of age is likely to come up before the Union Cabinet on Saturday. Against the backdrop of outrage over the incidents of rape of minors i..

Gujarat HC acquits Kodnani in Naroda Patiya massacre

  AHMEDABAD, (PTI), THE Gujarat High Court on Friday acquitted former BJP minister Maya Kodnani but upheld the conviction of former Bajrang Dal leader Babu Bajrangi in the 2002 Naroda Patiya riot case in which 97 people were killed by a mob. Th..

Modi vows to provideaid for devpt of small Commonwealth states

By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, (PTI), INDIA will double its contribution to the Commonwealth fund for technical cooperation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced as he vowed to provide tailor-made developmental assistance to small island states. The..

Oppn moves impeachment motion against CJI Misra

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), SEVEN Opposition parties led by the Congress on Friday initiated an unprecedented step to impeach Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, moving a notice accusing him of ‘misbehaviour’ and ‘misuse’ of aut..

Sacrifice comfort for BJP win: Shah to booth-level workers

  BENGALURU, (PTI), BHARATIYA Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah on Friday reminded his party booth-level workers that Karnataka Assembly polls are not ‘an ordinary’ election and asked them to sacrifice their comfort and sleep t..

SC rejects PILs for probe into Judge Loya’s death

  By Abhishek Anshu, Sanjeev Kumar & Ranjit Kumar Sinha NEW DELHI, Loya had died of ‘natural causes’.Petitions are serious attempt to scandalise judiciary, says SC THE Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the PILs seeking probe in..

Modi holds talks with many world leaders on CHOGM sidelines 

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON , No meeting or interaction requested or scheduled with Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday had a series of bilateral meetings including discussions with Seychelles P..

Cash shortage problem to be resolved by today: SBI chief

  NEW DELHI, It is not a uniform cash crunch problem. It is in Telangana and Bihar. The problem will be resolved by Friday because cash is in transition and it is reaching these States by Thursday evening, SBI Chairman Rajnish Kumar said TH..

A rape is a rape, no politics over it: Modi

  LONDON, The whole world was his stage! And from that vantage point of iconic Central Hall at London’s Westminster, Prime Minister Narendra Modi picked up every moment to let the global Indian community know what type of a person he was --..

ATMs in some States still out of cash

  NEW DELHI, ATMs in some parts of the country continued to remain out of cash on Wednesday as the Government scrambled to rush currency to meet an “unusual spurt in demand” ahead of looming polls. ATMs in cities of Uttar Pradesh, Bi..

Kathua rape shameful; society needs to provide safety to children: President

  By Anil Bhatt, KAKRIYAL (Reasi), PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday condemned the Kathua rape and murder case as “heinous” and “shameful” and said there was a need to introspect on “what kind of a society we a..

India files fresh pleadings in ICJ in Jadhav case

  NEW DELHI, INDIA on Tuesday filed a fresh set of pleadings in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) relating to the case of its national Kulbhushan Jadhav, who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in April last year on charge..

ATMs go dry, Govt steps in to allay fears

    NEW DELHI,   Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Bihar, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh impacted by unusual cash crunch UNUSUAL spurt in currency demand in States like Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pra..

BJP asks all 9 ministers in J&K to quit for fresh faces

  JAMMU, Reshuffle likely to take place later this week THE Kathua rape case appeared to cast its shadow on the J&K politics with the BJP on Tuesday asking all its nine ministers to resign to bring in fresh faces, days after two other party ..

SC orders ‘status quo’ on Jayaswal Neco’s insolvency proceedings

  Staff Reporter, New Delhi, Apex Court’s order effectively halts the insolvency proceedings THE Supreme Court on Monday directed to maintain status quo in the insolvency process at the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) against Jayaswa..

Protect Kathua case victim’s kin, lawyer: SC tells J&K Govt

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Monday directed the Jammu and Kashmir Government to provide security to the family of the eight-year-old Kathua gangrape and murder victim, the lawyer and a family friend assisting them in pursuing the case. SC a..

Aseemanand, 4 others walk free in Mecca Masjid blast case

  HYDERABAD, The prosecution failed to prove ‘even a single allegation’ against the five Out of 10 accused in the case, only these five were tried, two others -- Sandeep V Dange and Ramchandra Kalsangra -- were absconding, while Suni..

Young and old shine bright for India

    GOLD COAST, Shuttler Saina wins singles gold, Sindhu silver on last day of CWG With 26 gold, 20 silver and as many bronze medals, India signed off third on the table THE exuberance of youth, the endurance of experience and a bit of us..

Airbus offers to set up global production hub in India for Panther helicopters

  By Manash Pratim Bhuyan, CHENNAI, EYEING India’s lucrative military modernisation programme, aerospace giant Airbus has offered to set up a global manufacturing hub for its Panther helicopter in the country if the company gets a multi-bi..

CVC asks banks to give details of frauds worth over Rs 3 cr

    NEW DELHI, THE probity watchdog CVC has asked banks to give details of any fraud worth over Rs three crore to devise a preventive mechanism.“Because this data is originally lying with respective banks and RBI. We felt if we know w..

US’ precision attack on Syria

  By Lalit K Jha, DAMASCUS, THE United States, Britain and France carried out a wave of pre-dawn strikes against Syria’s regime on Saturday in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack, lighting up the sky of Damascus as explosions s..

Gr8 Day at CWG

Gr8 Day at CWG Neeraj Chopra MC Mary Kom Vinesh Phogat   GOLD COAST, FROM the boxing ring to the shooting range to the athletics arena, it was India shining on the penultimate day of the 21st Commonwealth Games where the country claimed its bigg..

OFB-BEML launch indigenous 155 mm 52 Cal Mounted Gun system

  By Kaushik Bhattacharya, THIRUVIDANTHAI, (Chennai), ORDNANCE Factory Board (OFB) and Bharat Earth Movers Limited (BEML) have unveiled its latest product that is 155 mm 52 Cal Mounted Gun system during a function held at the ongoing DefExpo pl..

Ambedkar memorial to be completed by Apr 2020: Fadnavis

  MUMBAI, (PTI), MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday announced that the memorial to Dalit icon B R Ambedkar, being built in the Indu Mill compound near Chaityabhoomi, would be completed by April 14, 2020.“We are committ..

India’s efforts to build fuel infra should benefit neighbours: Sushma

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), INDIA strongly believes that its efforts to build oil and gas infrastructure should also benefit its neighbours, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.Oil and gas are strategic commodities as price variat..

NSA Doval holds talks with China’s top CPC official

  By K J M Varma, BEIJING, (PTI), NATIONAL Security Advisor Ajit Doval on Friday held talks with top official of China’s ruling CPC Yang Jiechi in Shanghai, the Indian Embassy here said, the second meeting between the two officials after..

‘Won’t allow SC/ST Act to be diluted’

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asserted that his Government will not let the law to prevent atrocities on SCs and STs to be diluted after the Supreme Court laid down new guidelines to prevent its misuse.“I want..

CBI arrests BJP MLA Sengar accused in Unnao rape case

  LUCKNOW, (PTI), AS public anger escalated, the CBI on Friday arrested BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, accused of raping a minor girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, hours after the Allahabad High Court ordered his immediate arrest saying he was..

Srikanth is World No 1

  NEW DELHI, KIDAMBI Srikanth became the first Indian male shuttler to achieve the world number one ranking in the Badminton World Federation (BWF) chart released on Thursday.Legendary Prakash Padukone was revered as the world number one player d..

Russia to deliver 1st set of Ka 226T choppers till 2020

  By Kaushik Bhattacharya, THIRUVIDANTHAI, RUSSIA will deliver the first consignment of Ka 226T helicopters to India till 2020 as per the contract signed between Government of India and Russian Helicopters in 2017. In this Indo-Russia joint vent..

India emerging as defence hub despite challenges raised by previous Govt: PM

      By Kaushik Bhattacharya, THIRUVIDANTHAI, Chennai, BLAMING the previous Government for hampering defence preparedness through ‘poor policy’, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that NDA regime which is m..

Indians dominate in range and ring

  GOLD COAST, Om Prakash Mitharval bags bronze medal in the men’s 50m pistol while Ankur Mittal added to the medal rush by winning a bronze in the men’s double trap event INDIA dominated the range and the ring as Shreyasi Singh&rsquo..

257 killed in Algeria military plane crash

    BOUFARIK (Algeria), The military transport plane crashed into a field just after take off All 247 passengers and 10 crew killed, says Defence Ministry The plane was mostly carrying Army personnel and their family members AN ALGERIAN ..

CJI has authority to decide allocation of cases, rules SC

  NEW DELHI, A bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud dismissed a PIL seeking framing of guidelines for rational and transparent allocation of cases and constitution of benches to hear them ASS..

Modi stresses need for ensuring cleaner India

  MOTIHARI (Bihar), PM also slams Oppn for hindering Govt’s bid for promoting development THE Prime Minister Narendra Modi stressed the need for ensuring a cleaner India while addressing 20,000 Swachhagrahis (cleanliness volunteers) at the..

18 labourers killed, 15 injured as truck overturns in Satara

  MUMBAI, AT LEAST 18 labourers were killed and 15 others injured when a speeding truck overturned in western Maharashtra’s Satara district in the early hours on Tuesday, a police official said.The condition of three of the injured labourer..

Sidhu adds golden touch to a slow day for India

  BRISBANE/GOLD COAST, Para-powerlifter Chaudhary wins bronze medal Anas misses 400m bronze by a whisker 5 boxers assured of medals PISTOL shooter Heena Sidhu shone the brightest with a gold and a Games record, while para-powerlifter Sachin Ch..

A day after chemical attack in Syria

    THE HAGUE, Experts digging up info THE global watchdog working to eradicate chemical weapons is investigating reports of a suspected poison gas attack on the Syrian rebel-held town of Douma, its head said on Monday. The Organisation f..

27 schoolkids among 30 killed in HP mishap

  SHIMLA/NURPUR, All the students were below the age of 10 years TWENTY seven children were among 30 killed when a school bus ferrying them back home plunged into a deep gorge near village Gurchal on the Nurpur-Chamba highway, about 100 km from ..

Shooters, shuttlers, paddlers join India’s gold class party

  GOLD COAST, TT men claim first ever gold Jitu Rai shoots Games record for gold Mixed team of badminton also wins gold medal THE ever-reliable Jitu Rai’s pistol shot down a gold and a Games record, while the mixed badminton and men&rsqu..

Air raids, ‘chemical attack’ kill 80 in Syria

  BEIRUT, Footage shows victims including children foaming at the mouth and suffering breathing problems after alleged ‘poisonous chlorine gas’ attack by Syrian Government forces Assad Govt and its ally Russia denounce chemical attack..

SBI, PNB to e-auction 15 NPAs worth Rs 1,063 cr

  NEW DELHI, LEADING public sector lenders State Bank of India (SBI) and Punjab National Bank (PNB) have put their 15 non-performing assets worth Rs 1,063 crore for sale.Both the banks said they will conduct the e-auction on 20th of this month.SB..

TDP MPs try to protest near Modi’s residence, detained

  NEW DELHI, POLICE on Sunday detained Telugu Desam Party (TDP) lawmakers when they attempted to protest near Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s residence at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg here demanding the special category status to Andhra Pradesh. The ..

PNB deploys AI for reconciliation of accounts

  NEW DELHI, STATE-RUN Punjab National Bank on Saturday said that in a move to foil a repeat of the recent fraud, it has deployed Artificial Intelligence (AI) for reconciliation of accounts. Addressing its customers through a FAQ document, the f..

Modi, Oli seek to reset India-Nepal relations

  NEW DELHI, India will always stand by Nepal in its quest for all-round growth, asserting that deeper cooperation between the two neighbours will strengthen democracy in Nepal, says Modi   SEEKING to reset ties, Prime Minister Narendra Mo..

Salman granted bail, released from jail

  JODHPUR, BOLLYWOOD superstar Salman Khan on Saturday walked out the Jodhpur jail after a sessions court here granted him bail in the 1998 blackbuck poaching case in which he was given a five-year prison sentence. Immediately after his release, ..

Mah to install pollution controlling devices in Nagpur, five other cities

  MUMBAI, (PTI), THE Maharashtra Government is going to install ‘air pollution controlling’ devices in areas of five municipal corporations, apart from 50 locations in Mumbai.‘The number of vehicles in the state has considerabl..

Pakistan PM offers major tax amnesty scheme ahead of polls

  By Sajjad Hussain ISLAMABAD, (PTI), PAKISTAN Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has offered a major amnesty scheme and income tax respite as part of efforts to increase the tax base, ahead of elections this year. Abbasi announced this on Thu..

India begins process to procure around 110 fighter jets for IAF

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), INDIA on Friday began a process to acquire a fleet of around 110 fighter jets in one of the biggest such procurement in recent years globally which could be worth over USD 15 billion. An RFI (Request for Information) or initi..

CBI grills ex-Dy Governor of RBI in Nirav Modi case

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE CBI on Friday questioned a former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank, H R Khan, in connection with alleged bank fraud cases involving diamond traders Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi and relaxation of gold import policy by t..

5 YSRCP MPs submit resignations to LS Speaker

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), FIVE YSR Congress Party Lok Sabha MPs on Friday submitted their resignation letters to Speaker Sumitra Mahajan over their demand for Special Category Status to Andhra Pradesh.The five MPs are Vara Prasad Rao V, Y V Subba Red..

Cong throttling democracy: Modi

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), ACCUSING the Congress of taking parliamentary proceedings “to a new low” with its conduct, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday announced a fast by BJP MPs on April 12 to protest the impasse “caused&rdquo..

Chanu, Gururaja put India on CWG medal table

  GOLD COAST, A RECORD-SMASHING Mirabai Chanu and a perseverant P Gururaja claimed gold and silver respectively as weightlifters lived up to the pre-event hype and delivered opening day medals for India in the 21st Commonwealth Games here on Thur..

‘5.62 lakh people potentially affected in India in data leak’

  NEW DELHI, US-based social media giant Facebook on Thursday admitted that nearly 5.62 lakh people in India were ‘potentially affected’ by its global data breach involving Cambridge Analytica, and asserted that the UK-based firm's us..

Salman gets 5-year jail in blackbuck poaching case

  JODHPUR, Sent to Jodhpur Central Jail, which also houses religious preacher Asharam A JODHPUR court on Thursday sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five years in prison and sent him to the Jodhpur Central Jail for killing two blackbuc..

HRD ministry sets up 7-member panel to study CBSE exam process

    NEW DELHI, THE Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry has set up a “high-powered committee” to examine the process by which the CBSE conducts examinations, following the alleged leak of the Class 10 mathematics and the Cl..

Don’t drag Ambedkar’s name into politics: Modi

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, IN THE wake of recent incidences of violent protests in various parts of country against alleged attempts to dilute the provisions of SC/ST Act, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday urged people to fo..

Updated UN terror list has 139 Pak entries

  By Sajjad Hussain, ISLAMABAD,   Perpetrators of terror activities On the top of list is Osama’s heir Ayman al-Zawahiri Second is Ramzi Mohammad bin al-Sheibah 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed 1993 Mumbai blast mastermind Dawood Ibr..

SC ‘no’ to stay SC/ST verdict; to consider Govt’s plea soon

  NEW DELHI, Says, people who are agitating have not read the verdict properly and have been misled by vested interests Provisions of SC/ST Act cannot be used to terrorise the innocents   THE Supreme Court on Tuesday said those agitating ..

RBI did not conduct proper auditing: CVC on PNB fraud

  NEW DELHI, CENTRAL Vigilance Commissioner K V Chowdary on Tuesday said the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) had apparently not conducted an audit during the period of time when a Rs 13,000-crore scam hit the Punjab National Bank.Chowdary stressed th..

No re-exam for CBSE Class 10: HRD Ministry

  NEW DELHI, THE HRD Ministry on Tuesday decided against conducting a re-examination of the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics paper following reports of paper leak, with the board saying that Class 10 was just an “internal segment” of school ..

SC to hear petitions in CBSE leak tommorow

    NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday a batch of petitions challenging the Central Board of Secondary Education’s decision to re-conduct maths exams for Class 10 after its question paper was leaked on March 28.The be..

Dhoni, Pankaj Advani among 43 presented Padma by President

  NEW DELHI, FORMER India cricket captain M S Dhoni, ace cueist Pankaj Advani and actor Manoj Joshi were among several noted personalities who received the Padma awards from President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony here on Monday.Dressed in an Arm..

9 killed in protests by Dalits in many States

  Bhopal Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI/GWALIOR/ALWAR, SC declines urgent hearing on plea seeking review of SC/ST verdict 6 killed in MP, 2 in UP 1 in Rajasthan VIOLENT protests erupted in many parts of the country, including Madhya Pradesh, R..

3 persons nabbed in CBSE paper leak case

  NEW DELHI, THREE people, including two teachers of a private school in outer Delhi’s Bawana, were arrested by the Delhi Crime Branch in connection with the alleged leak of the Class 12 CBSE economics paper, police said on Sunday. The acc..

13 militants killed in Kashmir encounters

  SRINAGAR, 3 Armymen martyred, 4 civilians also killed Two militants behind brutal killing of Lt Umar Fayaz in Shopian last year also neutralised in one of the biggest operations IN A major offensive, security forces on Sunday gunned down 13 m..

Over 1.7 lakh e-way bills generated on launch day

  NEW DELHI, Karnataka is the only State which has implemented the e-way bill system for moving goods within the State   OVER 1.71 lakh inter-state e-way bill have been generated on the day of nationwide launch on Sunday, with experts sayi..

Two coaching centre directors arrested in CBSE paper leak case

  CHATRA (Jharkhand), Among apprehended, four are students of different schools in J’khand district and 2 directors of a private coaching centre   SIX more people, including two directors of a private coaching centre here, were on Sa..

India deploys more troops along border with China near Tibet

  By Manash Pratim Bhuyan, KIBITHU (Arunachal Pradesh), India is also strengthening its surveillance mechanism to keep an eye on Chinese activities along the borders in the strategically sensitive Tibetan region and has even been regularly deplo..

Javadekar asks students to build leak-proof mechanism for exams

  NEW DELHI, (IANS), IN WAKE of the CBSE paper leak, Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Prakash Javadekar on Friday asked engineering students to devise solutions for making exams “leak-proof”. Launching the final round..

India, Japan to have a new Indo-Pacific dialogue, advance maritime security

  TOKYO, (UNI), INDIA and Japan will begin a new Indo-Pacific dialogue in order to build on existing bilateral public-private consultation frameworks and advance cooperation on maritime security. Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and India&rs..

TN Govt to move SC on Cauvery issue: CM

  MADURAI/CHENNAI, (PTI), THE Tamil Nadu Government will move the Supreme Court on the issue of constituting the Cauvery Management Board (CMB), Chief Minister K Palaniswami said on Friday.Asked what kind of petition the state intended to file ..

India, Pak ready to fix diplomats issue

  NEW DELHI/ISLAMABAD, (PTI), INDIA and Pakistan on Friday announced they have agreed to mutually resolve all issues about the treatment of diplomats.The agreement follows claims and counter-claims by the two countries about harassment of each ..

CBSE 12th paper on Apr 25; 10th likely to be held in July

  NEW DELHI, (IANS), Class 12 re-exam on April 25, Class 10 only in Delhi, NCR, Haryana in July AMID nation-wide protests over leak of CBSE question papers and against re-test, the Government on Friday said re-examination will be held for Class..

CBI files three FIRs in Rs 743 cr NPA in IDBI

  NEW DELHI, THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered three fresh cases to look into Rs 743 crore of fishy loans issued by an IDBI bank branch in West Godavari district for pisciculture and Kisan credit cards which have became non..

I-T Deptt names 24 defaulters

  NEW DELHI, The Deptt issued an advertisement as part of its name and shame defaulters policy in leading national dailies titled ‘List of defaulters of Income Tax and Corporate Tax’ THE Income-Tax Department on Thursday released a p..

Anna ends fast on Day-7

  NEW DELHI, SOCIAL activist Anna Hazare on Thursday called off his hunger strike on the seventh day of his protest here, saying the Government has assured him of steps “soon” towards appointing Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas in ..

Cambridge Analytica’s Indian links exposed

  By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, Data analytics expert and formerly an employee at CA, Wylie, alleged that the political consultancy firm used personal information harvested from more than 50 million Facebook users to influence elections A UK-BASED w..

Kim meets Xi, pledges denuclearisation

  BEIJING, NORTH Korean leader Kim Jong-un made an unannounced visit to China and met President Xi Jinping reaffirming his commitment to denuclearisation, weeks before planned summit meetings with US and South Korean leaders, Chinese and North Ko..

ED attaches Rs 603 crore assets of C’garh-based firm in coal block scam

  Staff Reporter, Raipur, Enforcement Directorate (ED) has attached property of Vinod Kumar Agrawal, Gopal Prasad Agrawal and Prahalad Kumar Agrawal, Directors of M/s Vandana Vidyut Ltd, to the extent of Rs 603 crore in Katghora block of verdant..

K’taka polls on May 12, counting on May 15

  NEW DELHI, The notification for the polls will be issued on April 17 and the last date for filing of nomination will be April 24, Rawat said at a press conference. April 27 will be the last date of withdrawal of candidates THE Karnataka Assemb..

PAN-Aadhaar linking deadline extended to June 30: CBDT

  NEW DELHI, THE CBDT on Tuesday extended the deadline for the PANAadhaar linking to June 30.The policy-making body of the tax department issued an order extending the deadline from the current last date of March 31.The order said the deadline fo..

No proof of Bhide’s involvement in Bhima-Koregaon violence: CM

  MUMBAI, Neither Bhide, nor his aides visited the area in the last six months. Bhide was also not in conversation with anyone on the phone at the time of violence, says Fadnavis   Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Tuesday sa..

SC seeks Centre’s reply on plea against polygamy, nikah halala

  NEW DELHI, SC also seeks response from Law Commission to deal with the nikah halala and polygamy constitutionally   NEARLY seven months after banning the practice of ‘triple talaq’, the Supreme Court on Monday decided to exam..

4 women Maoists killed in encounter in C’garh

  Our Correspondent and Agencies DORNAPAL, Four women cadres in Maoist uniform were gunned down in an encounter with District Voluntary Force (DVF) in Dokra Ghat area under Narayanpatna block of Koraput district on Sunday night. The DVF personn..

Arrest Bhide for Bhima-Koregaon riots, demands Ambedkar’s Elgar

  MUMBAI, RIGHT-WING Hindutva leader Sambhaji Bhide should be arrested within a week for inciting the January 1 riots in Bhima-Koregaon, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh (BBM) leader Prakash Ambedkar said here on Monday. Addressing the ‘Elgar Mor..

UP ATS nabs 9 men for terror-funding

  LUCKNOW, The arrested persons were involved in terror-funding on the directives from Pak THE Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh police has arrested 9 persons, who it claimed were linked with Lashker-e-Toiba and allegedly involved ..

7 Naxals involved in MPV blast arrested

  Our Correspondent, SUKMA, Nine CRPF men were martyred and 2 others injured in Naxal attack in Sukma on March 13 AS many as seven ultras, who were allegedly involved in the recent incident wherein nine Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troop..

PNB plans to take part in Nirav firm’s bankruptcy proceeding

  NEW DELHI, Nirav Modi’s Firestar Diamond filed for bankruptcy in a New York court last month PUNJAB National Bank (PNB) plans to take part in the bankruptcy proceeding of Firestar Diamond, a group company of jewellery designer Nirav Modi..

ED seizes Nirav Modi’s valuables worth Rs 36 cr

  NEW DELHI, The items seized included Rs 10 crore diamond ring, antique jewellery worth Rs 15 crore, high-end watches valued at Rs 1.40 cr, Rs 10 crore worth paintings THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday said it seized valuables w..

Lalu gets 14 years’ jail in fourth fodder scam case

  RANCHI, The court also pronounced the quantum of sentence for 18 other convicts in the case RASHTRIYA Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad was on Saturday sentenced to 14 years in jail and fined Rs 60 lakh by a special CBI court in connection ..

Naxalism in country has entered its last leg, says Rajnath

  GURGAON, The demoralised Naxal cadres are now not able to undertake a fight head on with security forces and hence with their limited capabilities are now resorting to coward ambushes and attacks, says Home Minister   UNION HOME Minister..

SC to decide whether 1994 Ayodhya verdict be referred to larger bench

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Supreme Court on Friday said it would decide on whether to refer to a larger bench the issue of reconsideration of the entire 1994 verdict dealing with the acquisition of the disputed land in Ayodhya or parts of it.One o..

BJP bags 11 RS seats

    NEW DELHI, (PTI), With 9 seats in Uttar Pradesh, it crushes SP-BSP bonhomie Nine BJP candidates, including Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley were elected to the RS from UP  TRS wins 3 seats from Telangana Trinamool Congress w..

Govt notice to Cambridge Analytica in FB data breach case

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), THE Government on Friday issued notice to Cambridge Analytica -- the firm at the centre of Facebook users’ data breach -- seeking its response by March 31 on whether it was involved in misuse of data to profile Indians ..

Frustrated Oppn spreading lies against Govt: Modi

  NEW DELHI, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Opposition of spreading lies against his Government due to its increasing “frustration” over electoral losses, and asked BJP MPs to use technology effectively to..

To counter Oppn, Mah CM moves motion of confidence in Speaker; Assembly passes it

  MUMBAI, (PTI), TO counter the Opposition Congress-NCPs’s notice of no-confidence against Assembly Speaker Haribhau Bagde, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday moved a motion of confidence, which was passed by the House ..

Centre reaches out to Oppn to break Parliament logjam

  NEW DELHI, “I will now visit their homes to persuade them to call off their protests and start a discussion on their issues,” said Goel UNION Minister Vijay Goel on Thursday met Opposition leaders, including Leader of the Congress ..

Those without Aadhaar won’t suffer: UIDAI

  NEW DELHI, THE Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) on Thursday told the Supreme Court that the biometric and demographic information of people who have enrolled for Aadhaar was secure, while no one will suffer loss of benefits for ..

ED raids premises of its former dy director in Rs 600 cr ponzi scam

  NEW DELHI/CHANDIGARH, THE ED on Thursday searched the premises of its ex-Deputy Director and others in connection with the money laundering probe in a Rs 600 crore alleged ponzi scam case. The ED officials said the house of its former officer ..