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‘EC bribery case probe to be completed in 4-6 weeks’

  NEW DELHI, The court directed the Delhi Police Crime Branch to file by December 5, a status report on the current status of investigation   THE Delhi High Court was on Monday informed by the Delhi Police it would take 4-6 weeks to comple..

When Pranab riled Sonia by meeting Balasaheb during presidential polls

  NEW DELHI, Mukherjee, in the third volume of his autobiography, “Coalition Years: 1996-2012”, justifies his meeting with Thackeray who had unilaterally extended support to Pranab’s candidature in 2012 CONGRESS President Sonia..

Rabri skips ED summons again

  NEW DELHI, FORMER Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi on Monday skipped deposition before the Enforcement Directorate (ED) for the fourth consecutive time in a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) probe into the railway hotels allotment corrup..

Court denies bail to woman director in VVIP chopper case

  NEW DELHI, A DELHI court on Monday dismissed the bail plea of a woman director of two Dubai-based firms in a money laundering case related to the Rs 3,600 crore VVIP chopper deal, saying allegations against her were serious.Special Judge Arvind..

Modi to address Gujarat BJP workers today

  AHMEDABAD, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit his home State Gujarat on Sunday and address a gathering of BJP workers at a village near Gandhinagar, a senior leader of the party’s state unit said here on Sunday. The Prime..

HP Minister Anil Sharma quits Congress, joins BJP

  SHIMLA, IN A blow to the Congress ahead of Assembly polls, Himachal Pradesh Rural Development Minister Anil Sharma on Sunday quit the Virbhadra Singh Government and joined the BJP.Sharma, son of former Union Communication Minister Sukh Ram, sai..

MP police included names of dead persons as Vyapam accused, says CBI

  By Abhishek Shukla, NEW DELHI, Among the 24 deaths, 16 had taken place much before the deceased were booked in the Vyapam scam by the State police. The remaining deaths were due to natural causes THE controversy over the Vyapam scam-linked de..

13 suspended over Rs 107 cr scam in Yogi Government

  LUCKNOW, THIRTEEN officials from the State Panchayati Raj Department were suspended here and action initiated against them after misappropriation of funds to the tune of Rs107 crore was detected.  The BJP came to power in Uttar Pradesh on ..

Gangraped and threatened, UP girl ends life

  BAGHPAT, A 15-YEAR-OLD girl, allegedly raped by five people four months ago, and threatened by them last Friday, has ended her life, the police said on Sunday. The police, which had initially claimed that it was a case of suicide, later arrest..

Cong leader Shelar commits suicide

MUMBAI, Oct 14, (PTI), Secretary and spokesperson of the Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee Mahadev Shelar allegedly committed suicide at his residence in suburban Mulund on Saturday afternoon. Shelar (64), ended his life by hanging from a ceil..

SIT releases sketches of two suspects in Lankesh’s killing

BENGALURU, Oct 14, (PTI), THE Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the killing of Gauri Lankesh on Saturday released the sketches of two suspects, along with the footage obtained from CCTV cameras installed near the slain journalist’s hou..

Top LeT militant, aide killed in encounter

SRINAGAR, Oct 14, (PTI), TOP Lashkar-e-Toiba militant Waseem Shah, believed to be the main architect of the unrest last year in south Kashmir, was killed along with his accomplice by security forces in an encounter on Saturday morning in Pulwama di..

J&K is passing through last phase of militancy: Jitendra Singh

JAMMU, Oct 14, (PTI), UNION Minister Jitendra Singh said Saturday that militancy in Jammu and Kashmir was in its “last phase” and that “militants are on the run”.“They (Militants) are on the run and are under tremendous ..

Some States lagged due to governance deficit: Modi

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said India does not lack in ideas, resources and capabilities but certain States and regions have lagged behind due to a ‘governance deficit’.He was speaking at the cl..

Cong wins 73; NCP, MIM draw blank in Nanded civic polls

  MUMBAI, THE Congress has won 73 of the 81 seats in the civic polls in Nanded, the home turf of state party chief Ashok Chavan, as per the final results declared early on Friday. Denting the BJP’s bid to wrest power, the Congress was succe..

Pranab was better qualified than me for PM’s post: Manmohan

  NEW DELHI, FORMER Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who had pipped Pranab Mukherjee in 2004, on Friday said the former President had every reason to feel the grievance that he was better qualified than him for the Prime Minister’s post and t..

40 dengue deaths in TN ‘minimal’, no need to panic: Central team

  CHENNAI, A FIVE-member central team deputed to examine the dengue situation in Tamil Nadu on Friday termed the 40 deaths since January due to the fever as “minimal” and said there was no need to panic. The team said it had been info..

Two hawala traders held with Rs 80 lakh

  BHOPAL, THE city police have arrested two suspected hawala conduits and recovered cash worth Rs 80 lakh from their possession, which they were supposed to hand over to a Mumbai-based contact, a senior official said on Friday. The accused, iden..

Be catalytic agents of change in society: PM to Governors

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said Governors can become catalytic agents for change in the society while upholding the sanctity of the Constitution.Addressing a conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, he mentio..

Those stalling Aamby Valley auction would be jailed: SC

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Thursday took strong exception to the Sahara Group allegedly obstructing the auctioning process of Aamby Valley and warned that anybody indulging in such an act would be held liable for contempt and “sent t..

India to send 3 lakh youths to Japan for on-job training

  NEW DELHI, INDIA will send three lakh youth to Japan for on-job training for 3-5 years as part of the Government’s skill development programme, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said here on Wednesday. Japan will bear the financial cost ..

Govt aims to provide better air connectivity to Raj: Jayant Sinha

  JAIPUR, UNION Minister of State for Civil Aviation Jayant Sinha on Wednesday said the Centre was making efforts to provide better air connectivity to Rajasthan to boost domestic and foreign tourist arrivals in the State. The minister said the G..

Purohit calls on Gadkari, Sitharaman

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, TAMIL Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit made courtesy visits to Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari and Union Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi during his five-day visit to nation..

Anupam Kher is new FTII chief

  NEW DELHI, VETERAN actor Anupam Kher was on Wednesday appointed chairman of the Film and Television Institute of India, succeeding Gajendra Chauhan who had a controversial tenure as head of the Pune-based institute, officials in the Ministry of..

Sushma helps Russian tourist begging for alms at TN temple

  NEW DELHI, EXTERNAL Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has come to the aid of a Russian national, who had to resort to seeking alms at a temple in Tamil Nadu after finding that his debit card ATM PIN had got locked. “Evangelin -- Your countr..

Reforms by Modi Govt have put Indian economy on stronger track: Jaitley

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, THE series of reforms initiated by the Modi Government like demonetisation and the GST has put the Indian economy on a “far more stronger track”, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday said. &ld..

Salary hike for college teachers

  NEW DELHI, Eight lakh teachers and academic staff to get benefit of the Seventh Pay CommissionNew pay scales would be applicable from January 1, 2016 The pay hike is in the range of Rs 10,400 and Rs 49,800 THE Union Cabinet on Wednesday cleare..

PM economic advisory panel to hold first meet today

  Delhi Bureau & Agencies NEW DELHI,    THE newly constituted Economic Advisory Council to the Prime Minister (EAC-PM) will hold its first meeting on Wednesday. The Council held a brain storming session with stake holders on Monda..

Mah, Guj and Himachal cut VAT on petrol, diesel; call it ‘Diwali gift’

  MUMBAI,  MAHARASHTRA, Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh onTuesday announced cuts inValue Added Tax (VAT) on petrol and diesel, effective from midnight, to bring down fuel prices in the three states. While BJP-ruled Maharashtra and Gujarat annou..

Aadhaar-enabled enrollment for Atal Pension Yojana rolled out

  NEW DELHI, THE Government onTuesday said it has rolled out Aadhaar enabled digital enrollment of Atal Pension Yojana (APY) which will not require submission of physical form by the subscriber, thus enabling them to register for the scheme witho..

Need to modernise water management: President Delhi Bureau and Agencies

  NEW DELHI,  MODERNISATION of India is dependenton modernisation of its water management, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Tuesday as he pitched for “localised” water management approach to empower villages. Noting that water w..

Ahead of Diwali, SC bans firecracker sale in Delhi

  NEW DELHI, FIRECRACKERS would not be sold in Delhi-NCR during Diwali this year with the Supreme Court on Monday banning their sale till November 1, dealing a body blow to the traders and businessmen dealing in them.The apex court said its last ..

US economist Thaler wins Nobel for ‘human angle’ to financial decisions

  STOCKHOLM, US economist Richard Thaler won the Nobel Economics prize on Monday for showing that economic and financial decision-makers are not always rational, but mostly deeply human.Bridging the gap between economics and psychology, Thaler&rs..

No need for separate SIT to probe Panama Papers case, says SC

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Monday ruled out setting up of a separate Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the alleged revelation of offshore accounts of Indians in Panama papers leak, saying the multi-agency group set up by the Govern..

Trump proposes merit-based immigration system that may benefit Indian workers

  WASHINGTON, DONALD Trump has proposed a merit-based immigration system that could benefit highly- skilled Indian workers but prevents them from sponsoring their extended families, as part-of an aggressive plan which the US President said will s..

Modi slams UPA Govt over health policy

  VADNAGAR (Gujarat), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday slammed the previous Congress-led UPA over the State of healthcare sector in the country, alleging that it had failed to bring a health policy during its 10-year rule.He also said that ..

President launches Rs 100 cr clean water initiative

  KOLLAM, HAILING the contributions of soldiers and spiritual leaders, President Ram Nath Kovind on Sunday said that they were the ‘twin pillars’ on which the country rested its hope. Launching a Rs 100 crore initiative of the Mata A..

Govt to notify new limit for reporting gold transactions

  NEW DELHI, THE Government will soon notify a new threshold for reporting to authorities about transactions in gold and other precious metals and stones with a view to curb parking of black money in bullion, Revenue Secretary Hasmukh Adhia said...

Cong created hurdles in passage of NCBC Bill: Rajnath

  BENGALURU, BLAMING the Congress for creating hurdles in the passage of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) Bill in the Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said the Union Government would ensure that the bill was a..

‘Less lethal’ plastic bullets sent to Kashmir to tackle protests

  MEERUT, Bullets were developed by DRDO and manufactured by Ordnance Factory, Pune THE Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has sent 21,000 rounds of newly-developed and “less lethal” plastic bullets to the Kashmir Valley to tackle s..

Draft policy proposes abolishing Haj subsidy

  MUMBAI, Cut in funds meant for subsidy will be used for educational empowerment and welfare of Muslims Draft policy allows women aged above 45 to undertake journey without male Mehram in a group of four It suggests sending pilgrims by ship, r..

Police can’t be a brute force: Rajnath

  MEERUT, THE 21st century police cannot be a “brute force” but will have to be a “civilised” unit, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Saturday and asked the police personnel to be patient in dealing with challenging situ..

Evidence of Honeypreet’s hand in Panchkula violence: Haryana cops

  CHANDIGARH, HARYANA Police has found evidence of Honeypreet Insan’s hand in incidents of violence in Panchkula following Dera Sacha Sauda Chief’s conviction in a rape case on August 25, Panchkula Police Commissioner AS Chawla claime..

BMC demolishes SRK’s Red Chillies canteen

MUMBAI, Oct 6, (PTI), THE Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday demolished a 2,000 sq ft canteen of Bollywood actor Shahrukh Khan’s production house, Red Chillies, in suburban Goregaon, a senior civic official said. “The ..

Kejriwal has become a ‘big problem’ for Delhi: Tiwari

NEW DELHI, Oct 6, (PTI), DELHI BJP President Manoj Tiwari on Thursday alleged that Arvind Kejriwal had an “ego like Ravana” and challenged him to a public debate on the city’s problems, a day after the Chief Minister lashed out at..

Rane to join NDA

RATNAGIRI, Oct 6, (PTI), MAHARASHTRA’S former Chief Minister Narayan Rane, who recently quit the Congress, on Friday said his political outfit— ‘Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh’— would join the National Democratic Alliance..

Mohan Bhagwat escapes unhurt after cars collide

NEW DELHI, Oct 6, (PTI), RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Friday escaped unhurt after his car collided with another vehicle in his cavalcade on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura. The accident happened after the tyre of an e..

Cleanliness: A national responsibility

  By Anshuman Bhargava, It is the youth and the young who have the power to fight, force and convince. If they join hands with the PM in his cleanliness mission, we can see a big surge forward towards realising our dream of having a clean na..

Assam bids farewell to Governor Purohit

  GUWAHATI, ASSAM Governor Banwarilal Purohit was on Thursday accorded a warm farewell as he left the State to take over gubernatorial duties in Tamil Nadu.Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal bade farewell to Purohit, who was Assam Governor for ove..

Mukesh Ambani retains top slot as richest tycoon for 10th yr: Forbes

  NEW DELHI, Savitri Jindal among a few rich women Patanjali’s Balkrishna enters top 50 RELIANCE Industries chief Mukesh Ambani on Thursday emerged as India’s wealthiest for the 10th straight year as his net worth swelled to USD 38 b..

Nanded girl ends life to spare father from paying dowry

  MUMBAI, A 17-YEAR-old girl committed suicide in Nanded district of Maharashtra, saying that her father, a farmer, would not be in the position to pay dowry for her marriage, police said on Thursday.Pooja Vikas Shirgire, a class 12th student, co..

PM appreciatesties with France

  Oct 4 (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that defence and security are two important pillars of the strategic partnership between India and France, and appreciated the growing bilateral engagement between the two countries. ..

Venkaiah lays foundation stone for waterway, six highways in Andhra

  VIJAYAWADA, VICE-PRESIDENT M Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday laid the foundation stones for six national highway projects and an inland waterway in Andhra Pradesh. He also dedicated seven other national highway projects. The total cost of all 13 hig..

Uttar Pradesh tops in ‘Swacchta Hi Seva’ rankings

  LUCKNOW, UTTAR Pradesh has been ranked first in the “Swacchta Hi Seva” campaign of the Central Government, an official said on Wednesday.The feat was achieved by the State by constructing 3,52,950 toilets between September 15 and Oc..

Former Akali Minister sent to five-day PCR on rape charges

  GURDASPUR, FORMER Akali Minister Sucha Singh Langah, on the run after a rape case was registered against him, on Wednesday surrendered before a court here which remanded him in five-day police custody. “The court today (Wednesday) sent h..

SC to examine whether HC can annul marriage

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Tuesday said that it would examine the question as to whether the Kerala High Court can annul the marriage of a Muslim man with a Hindu woman, who had converted to Islam before tying the nuptial knot, by exercisi..

All communities in India will live together in harmony: Bhagwat

  KOLKATA, RASHTRIYA Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday said all communities would live together in harmony in the country, irrespective of their diverse culture, religion, language and food habits. “Everybody will live ..

‘Data of over 6,000 Indian cos on sale’

  NEW DELHI, Unknown hacker has priced the information at 15 Bitcoins (nearly Rs 42 lakh), says Quick Heal The organisations at risk are: UIDAI (Aadhaar), Idea Telecom, Bombay Stock Exchange, Flipkart, DRDO, Aircel, RBI, BSNL, SBI, TCS, ISRO, IC..

US trio wins Physics Nobel for detection of gravitational waves in space

  STOCKHOLM, US ASTROPHYSICISTS Barry Barish, Kip Thorne and Rainer Weiss were awarded the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for the discovery of gravitational waves -- a phenomenon that opens a door on the extreme Universe.Predicted by Albert Einst..

Nation pays tributes to Gandhi, Shastri on birth anniversary

  NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and top leaders paid tributes on Monday to Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary and asked people to follow the noble ideals of the Father of the Nation.Modi paid floral..

Assam Governor urges historians to play a proactive role

  GUWAHATI, ASSAM Governor Banwarilal Purohit on Monday urged historians of the North eastern region to play a proactive role and act as a bridge between past and present generation.“Historians of the present day society must take a lead in..

3 American scientists win Nobel in Medicine for decoding body clock

  STOCKHOLM, US geneticists Jeffrey C Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W Young were awarded the Nobel Medicine Prize on Monday for shedding light on the biological clock that governs the sleep-wake cycles of most living things.The team’s w..

UP has highest number of gun licences

  NEW DELHI, Of India’s 33.69 lakh gun licences, 12.77 lakh issued in UP UTTAR Pradesh tops the list of States with active gun licences with a whooping 12.77 lakh people authorised to carry weapons, followed by militancy-hit Jammu and Kash..

Kovind, Modi, Venkaiah attend Ramleela celebrations

  NEW DELHI, ARROWS were fired to set the effigies of Ravana, Meghnad and Kumbhakaran ablaze at the Parade Ground here on Saturday, an event that was attended by President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi among a host of other dig..

Former Mah CM Rane launches new party

  MUMBAI, DAYS after quitting the Congress, former Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane on Sunday launched a new party called ‘Maharashtra Swabhiman Paksh’, and indicated his organisation may align with the BJP. “I have just..

Scope for reducing GST slabs: Jaitley

  FARIDABAD, FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday hinted that there is scope for lesser slabs under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) once there is revenue buoyancy. “We are in first 2-3 months (of GST implementation). We have almost by ..

Not enough to just have fame and clout earned in cinema to succeed in politics: Rajinikanth

  CHENNAI, TAMIL film superstar Rajinikanth on Sunday said fame and clout earned in the world of cinema were not enough to help one make a mark in politics, and stressed there was something beyond these attributes that ensured success in public a..

Border row with China can be resolved through talks: Rajnath

  MANA POST, THE Sino-India border dispute can be resolved through a “structural dialogue” and a positive approach, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday. Singh made the remarks while visiting a forward post in Uttarakhand where he m..

Kovind’s maiden overseas visit from October 3

  NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind would visit Djibouti and Ethiopia in Africa from October 3 to 6 as his maiden overseas visit after assuming office.He would first visit Djibouti on October 3 and would leave for Ethiopia on October 4, it was..

Six arrested for alleged rape of Delhi woman

  JAIPUR,  SIX people have been arrested after a Delhi-based woman alleged she was raped by 23 men on the outskirts of Bikaner, the police said on Friday.According to the officers at the Jain Narayan Vyas Police Station, the 28-year-old woma..

Yasin Malik arrested

  SRINAGAR,  JAMMU and Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) Chairman Muhammad Yasin Malik was arrested here. JKLF sources said a police party reached the uptown Abi Guzar area of Srinagar and arrested Malik and another JKLF leader, Bashir Ahmad...

Sitharaman clears sonars, missiles purchase for Navy

  NEW DELHI, Procurement of sonars will be done through the ‘Buy Indian’ (indigenously designed, developed and manufactured) route at a cost of Rs 200 crore CHAIRING her first Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, Defence M..

New Facebook tool to help people find blood in India

  NEW DELHI, FACEBOOK is rolling out a new tool for its 201 million Indian users that would make it easier for them to donate blood to the needy, while connecting blood banks and hospitals to willing donors residing nearby. Starting October 1 -- ..

Only investment-based agriculture can be sustainable: Fadnavis

  MUMBAI, Fadnavis and his delegation visit Changi Airport, touted as one of the world’s best airports and a mega transportation hub in Singapore The Chief Minister holds round table discussions with business leaders in the city-state ..

Nitish performs puja at temples, prays for Bihar’s peace

  PATNA, BIHAR Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday performed puja at various temples here on the occasion of “Maha Ashtami” of Navratra festival and prayed for peace, prosperity and progress of Bihar and its people.Kumar visited S..

Deadline for obtaining Aadhaar extended by three months

  New Delhi, THE Centre on Wednesday extended the deadline for obtaining Aadhaar for availing Government schemes and subsidies by three months to December 31. The extension is, however, only for those who are yet to apply of Aadhaar, an order iss..

MP, UP deadlock over Ken-Betwa project resolved, says Gadkari

  NEW DELHI, THE deadlock between Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh over the ambitious Ken-Betwa river interlinking project has been resolved, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Wednesday. India’s first interlinking of rivers project betw..

Pak appeals for peace along LoC after retaliatory fire by BSF

  NEW DELHI, AFTER the BSF launched Operation Arjun following intermittent firing and ceasefire violations from across the border in Jammu region, Pakistani forces spoke to the Indian side and sought peace along the border, BSF Director General K..

163 people killed in Rohingya attacks in a year: Myanmar

  YANGON, AT least 163 people have been killed and 91 others have gone missing over the past year in attacks carried out by Rohingya Muslim militants in Myanmar’s restive Rakhine state, Myanmar government officials said. The comments on Tu..

Create India of dreams of freedom fighters by 2022: PM to IAS officers

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday asked young IAS officers to work with team spirit and strive towards creating the India of the dreams of freedom fighters by 2022. Addressing the IAS officers of 2015 batch here, he asked them ..

Give equal chance to women in science, technology: President

  NEW DELHI, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind rued on Tuesday the “distressingly small” participation of women in science in the country and said achievements would be less perfect without gender parity. He appealed to the scientific communi..

Commissioner blames university administration for BHU violence

  LUCKNOW/VARANASI, VARANASI Commissioner Nitin Gokarn on Tuesday submitted a report in connection with Saturday’s lathicharge on protesting students in BHU and blamed the university administration for the violence.Gokarn has in the report,..

CISF security at Mumbai Airport is ‘best in world’

  NEW DELHI, THE CISF security at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA) in Mumbai has been recognised as the best service in this domain by a global quality rating agency. The latest initiative of doing away with the tagging and s..

Won’t compromise on battle against corruption: Modi

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday underlined his resolve to fight corruption, saying his battle against it is “uncompromising” and no one will be spared.In his address to the extended national executive of the BJP, M..

Governor lauds cleanest village in Meghalaya

SHILLONG, “Cleanliness is a multi-stakeholder movement and together we should make the effort to clean our houses, public places, villages and cities,” said Purohit LAUDING Meghalaya’s cleanest village, Mawlynnong, Governor Banwarila..

CCD group’s Rs 650 cr assets unearthed

  BENGALURU, V G Siddhartha, the chairman and Managing Director of CCD, is son-in-law of S M Krishna Searches were carried out for four days at more than 20 locations in Bengaluru, Hassan, Chikkamagaluru, Chennai and Mumbai SEARCHES at the prop..

Mulayam rules out forming new party

  LUCKNOW, Despite the bitter battle for supremacy in the party, Mulayam said, “My blessings are with him (Akhilesh Yadav) as he is my son, though I don’t agree with his decisions.” SAMAJWADI PARTY (SP) patron Mulayam Singh Yad..

‘Mann Ki Baat’ reflects people’s views: Modi answers critics

  NEW DELHI, Modi hails wives of two martyrs who recently joined the Army and appreciates the cleanliness drive being carried out by 18-year-old Bilal Dar in Srinagar ANSWERING his critics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he has..

Faulty ammunition reason behind M-777 gun explosion, reveals probe

  NEW DELHI, A PRELIMINARY investigation has found that faulty ammunition was the reason behind the explosion in the Army’s new long-range ultra-light (ULH) howitzer M-777 during a field trial in Pokhran earlier this month, official sources..

Mulayam may announce new party today

  LUCKNOW, IN A crucial turn of events in the battle for supremacy in the Samajwadi Party, Mulayam Singh Yadav is likely to announce a new outfit on Monday along with virtually defunct Lok Dal, and retain the ‘samajwadi’ tag in its na..

SC opens doors for colour-blind students to pursue MBBS course

  NEW DELHI,  Two colour-blind students had secured high marks in the entrance examination conducted by the Tripura Government in 2015 during the pre-NEET period THE Supreme Court has opened the doors for colour-blind students to pursue MBB..

Chief Economic Adviser Subramanian gets one-year extension

  NEW DELHI, THE Government will extend the term of Chief Economic Adviser Arvind Subramanian by one year till October 2018, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday. Subramanian, a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute for International ..

Shabir Shah in touch with Hafiz Saeed: ED

  NEW DELHI, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Saturday accused Kashmiri separatist Shabir Shah of having been in touch with Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Saeed in a chargesheet filed against him in connection with a 2005 money laundering case..

Morani surrenders in rape case; sent to 14-day MCR

  HYDERABAD, BOLLYWOOD producer Karim Morani surrendered before police on Friday night after the Supreme Court upheld the Hyderabad High Court’s decision to cancel the anticipatory bail granted to the filmmaker, accused of raping an aspirin..

Over 1 cr farmers submit details for loan waiver

  MUMBAI, OVER 57 lakh farmers have submitted their details for the Maharashtra Government’s crop loan waiver scheme on the last date of application which was September 22, said officials from the state cooperation department.The total numb..

Karti was closing foreign bank accounts: CBI to SC

NEW DELHI, Sept 22, (PTI), THE Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday told the Supreme Court that Karti Chidambaram, son of former Union Minister P Chidambaram, was prevented from travelling abroad as he was allegedly closing several of hi..

Court refuses to give case diary to Peter in Sheena Bora case

MUMBAI, Sept 22, (PTI), THE special CBI court hearing the Sheena Bora murder case on Friday rejected an application filed by former media baron Peter Mukerjea, one of the accused, seeking case diary from the Khar police station.Peter’s lawyer..

‘Newton’ is India’s official entry to Oscars

MUMBAI, Sept 22, (PTI), HINDI film ‘Newton,’ a black comedy on the foibles of democracy, has been chosen to represent India in the Best Foreign Language category at the 90th Academy Awards next year, the Film Federation of India announce..

I-T Deptt asks taxpayers to update self info

NEW DELHI, Sept 22, (PTI) THE Income Tax Department has asked taxpayers, who file ITRs and conduct other I-T businesses online, to update their profiles and vital details on the official e-filing portal to ensure an “effective communication&rd..

Cooperatives should explore new areas to double farm income: PM

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI,   There is a need to establish a system to ensure farmers buy and sell at wholesale rates, said the Prime Minister PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked cooperatives to venture into new bus..