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SP, BSP planning hung House to get chance for bargaining: Modi

MAU (UP), Feb 27, (PTI), SENSING defeat, the SP and the BSP have launched a new game plan for a fractured mandate in Uttar Pradesh so that they can have bargaining power, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday. “The SP and the BSP, after the..

Buckingham Palace set for Indian flavours

By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, Feb 27, (PTI), Special Indian themed menu of canapes to be the highlight of lunch BUCKINGHAM Palace in London is set for a historic taste of Indian flavours as Queen Elizabeth II hosts the launch of the UK-India Year of Cul..

IS-linked man shot dead in police firing in Indonesia

BANDUNG, Feb 27, (AFP), A pressure cooker bomb exploded in a park before the gunbattle erupted between police and the attacker Attacker is a terror convict from an IS-supporting network called Jamaah Ansharut Daulah, which has been blamed for a seri..

MNS film wing asks channel not to air ‘anti-Shivaji’ content

MUMBAI, Feb 27, (PTI), THE film wing of Raj Thackeray-led MNS on Monday claimed it has ‘forced’ a TV channel not to air content which it felt was insulting Shivaji Maharaj.“I wrote to the channel, warning them against telecasting th..

Country needs more scientists, says Modi

NEW DELHI, Feb 26, (PTI), “The attraction for science among our young generation should increase. The country needs more scientists. When science is harnessed keeping in mind the needs of the common people, it becomes the most valuable contribu..

Mulayam punctured ‘cycle’, Shivpal broke chain: Rajnath

BALLIA (UP), Feb 26, (PTI), Samajwadi Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav has punctured the ‘cycle’, while Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav’s feuding uncle Shivpal has broken its chain, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday.&ld..

Phase-V of UP Assembly polls today

LUCKNOW, Feb 26, (PTI), CENTRAL forces on Sunday conducted flag march in sensitive areas close to the Terai region in Nepal’s foothills which go to polls on Monday along with parts of eastern UP, with all eyes on the Nehru-Gandhi pocket borough..

Venkaiah asks US to take ‘strongest action’ against killing of Indian engineer

HYDERABAD, Feb 26, (PTI), UNION Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday condemned the killing of an Indian engineer in Kansas, saying the US Government should respond to such incidents and take the “strongest action”. “USA should respond..

DMK objects to Jaya’s portraits in Govt offices

CHENNAI, Feb 25, (PTI), THE DMK on Saturday called for the removal of portraits of the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa from Government offices, saying she was convicted in an assets case. DMK Working President and Leader of Opposition in the Tamil..

HC dismisses bail plea in Vyapam scam

Legal Correspondent, JABALPUR, Feb 25, Division bench of the Madhya Pradesh High Court comprising of Acting Chief Justice, Rajendra Menon and Justice, H P Singh dismissed the bail application in crime involvement in the Vyapam scandal pertaining to P..

Court can do justice, says Sena candidate who lost in ‘lottery’

MUMBAI, Feb 25, (PTI) SHIV Sena’s Surendra Bagalkar, who lost the BMC polls from ward 220 to BJP’s Atul Shah in a draw of lots, on Saturday said the court has the authority to open five “tender votes” which may help change the..

Fadnavis, BJP leaders pay tribute to Shivaji Maharaj at Raigad fort

MUMBAI, Feb 25, (PTI) BASKING in BJP’s success in the civic and Zilla Parishad polls, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis paid floral tributes to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj at the Raigad fort on Saturday morning.He was accompanied by ..

SP patronising ‘copying mafia’, playing with future of youth: PM

GONDA (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24, (IANS), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) Government in Uttar Pradesh of protecting and patronising the “copying mafia” in the State which was harming the future of the ..

We do not discriminate between Ramzan and Diwali, says Akhilesh

FAIZABAD (Uttar Pradesh), Feb 24, (IANS), UTTAR Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s allegation that his Government discriminated against a religion and favoured another. Addressing an electio..

Togadia launches ‘ek mutthi anaaj’ scheme to feed poor

JAIPUR, Feb 24, (PTI), VISHWA Hindu Parishad (VHP) working President Praveen Togadia on Friday launched what he termed ‘ek mutthi anaaj’ scheme and urged activists to collect one fistful of grain every month from each house to feed the po..

Cash vendor arrested in Delhi for supply of fake notes from ATM

NEW DELHI, Feb 24, (PTI), A 27-YEAR-OLD man was arrested on Thursday in connection with a case in Southeast Delhi’s Sangam Vihar area where a SBI ATM had allegedly dispensed four notes of Rs 2,000 with “Children Bank Of India” writt..

UP and other State results will be similar, says Javadekar

NEW DELHI, Feb 23, (PTI), A jubilant BJP on Thursday projected its impressive show in Maharashtra’s local body polls, a precursor to its “wins” in the ongoing Assembly elections, including in Uttar Pradesh.BJP President Amit Shah co..

Omar tells Cong to have ‘long and hard’ look at failure

SRINAGAR, Feb 23, (PTI), NATIONAL Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Thursday suggested Congress to take a ‘long and hard’ look at its failure in Maharashtra civic body polls, saying he will “truly despair” about 2019 Lok Sabh..

Shiv Sena will retain Mayor’s post: Uddhav

MUMBAI, Feb 23, (PTI), AS UNCERTAINTY loomed large in the BMC polls due to a hung house, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Thursday exuded confidence that the party will retain the coveted Mayor’s post, even as he hesitated to give a definiti..

‘Over 10 pc of drugs in Govt supply chain substandard’

NEW DELHI, Feb 23, (PTI), According to the largest ever survey by the Health Ministry, 47,954 drug samples were drawn from 654 districts of 36 States and UTs from the supply chains including retail outlets, Government sources OVER 10 per cent of dru..

Efficient governance can lessen the burden of judiciary, says PM

NEW DELHI, Feb 22, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said efficient governance can lessen the burden of judiciary and his Government is in the process of cleaning the system. Releasing a book authored by Justice Dalveer Bhandari, he sa..

AP doctor rescued from IS clutches to return: Sushma

HYDERABAD, Feb 22, (IANS), A DOCTOR from Eluru in Andhra Pradesh who had been kidnapped by Islamic State militants in Libya last year has been rescued and is being brought back to India, the Government said. The information was tweeted by External A..

Cong+SP+BSP=KASAB: Shah

CHAURI CHAURA (Gorakhpur), Feb 22, (PTI), BJP President Amit Shah on Wednesday dubbed Congress, SP and BSP as “KASAB”, adding yet another acronym in the Uttar Pradesh poll campaign, and said development will elude the State till “Ka..

I-T Deptt attaches Rs 55 cr assets under Benami Transactions Act

NEW DELHI, Feb 22, (PTI), THE Income Tax department has registered over 230 cases and attached assets worth Rs 55 crore nationwide as part of its post demonetisation action under the newly enforced Benami Transactions Act. Violations of the Act, made..

China building 3rd aircraft carrier

By K J M Varma, BEIJING, Feb 21, (PTI), According to Chinese experts, China is on course to build 5-6 aircraft carriers, a move considered by rest of the world as China’s move to fortify its claims in disputed South China Sea and dominate larg..

Speed up Chabahar project: Iran to India

By Naz Asghar, NEW DELHI, Feb 21, (UNI), India denies any delay on its part with the sources in the External Affairs Ministry saying, ‘‘The work on the project is going on in full steam. There should be no doubt about our commitment.&rdq..

Ex-RS MP Madani gets bail in LTC scam

NEW DELHI, Feb 21, (PTI), A SPECIAL court on Tuesday granted bail to former Rajya Sabha MP Mahmood A Madani in connection with the LTC scam for allegedly causing a loss of Rs 5.75 lakh to the exchequer by submitting wrong claims.Special CBI judge Anj..

Now, passengers can grade premier trains, Rly stations on cleanliness

Now, passengers can grade premier trains, Rly stations on cleanliness..

I-T Deptt likely to launch 2nd phase of ‘Operation Clean Money’ next month

NEW DELHI, Feb 20, (PTI), The Income Tax Department will appoint two data analytics firms in next 10 days to analyse the deposits in bank accounts before and after November 8 last year -- the day the Government decided to junk 86 per cent of the curr..

Google, Microsoft agree to crack down on piracy sites

By Aditi Khanna, LONDON, Feb 20, (PTI), FOR the first time, global tech giants Google and Microsoft have agreed to tighten up their search engines as part of a crackdown on piracy sites illegally streaming events and films. Google and Bing, Microso..

Jaishankar’s China visit to begin with border talks

BEIJING, Feb 20, (PTI), The Foreign Secretary’s visit begins today FOREIGN Secretary S Jaishankar will arrive here on Tuesday for crucial talks with top Chinese officials amid differences over issues like India’s NSG bid and China’..

SC rejects plea against UP Govt’s ‘Samajwadi’ pension scheme

NEW DELHI, Feb 20, (PTI), THE Supreme Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea challenging the Akhilesh Yadav Government’s ‘Samajwadi’ pension scheme for the poor.A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justices D Y Chand..

PM slams SP Government for its failure to maintain law and order

FATEHPUR (UP), Feb 19, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday lambasted the SP Government for its “failure “to maintain law and order in Uttar Pradesh, saying ‘goonda raj’ was prevailing there and even the Supreme Court..

Modi pays tributes to Shivaji Maharaj

NEW DELHI, Feb 19, (PTI), ON the birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday paid his tributes to the “ideal ruler” and said his Government is working tirelessly to fulfil his ideals. “I bow to ..

Work set to start on Zoji La tunnel

By Rupesh Dutta, NEW DELHI, Feb 19, (IANS), CROSSING the tough, and perennially snow-bound Zoji la Pass in Jammu and Kashmir will become easier in the near future with construction set to begin in May on a 14.1-km-long, state-of-the-art tunnel. The ..

Buying jewellery over Rs 2 lakh in cash to attract 1% TCS from Apr 1

NEW DELHI, Feb 19, (PTI), CASH purchases of jewellery will attract 1 per cent TCS (tax collected at source) from April 1 if the amount exceeds Rs 2 lakh, as against the current threshold of Rs 5 lakh. Once the Finance Bill 2017 is passed, jewellery w..

Trump calls New York Times, CNN, others enemy of American people

WASHINGTON, Feb 18, (IANS), Trump’s team has sent out an email survey asking people to respond with how they feel about the media US President Donald Trump on Friday slammed the country’s five major media organisations by calling it &ldq..

NPPA asks stent makers, importers to submit price list by March 1

NEW DELHI, Feb 18, (PTI), THE national drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceuticals Pricing Authority (NPPA) has asked manufacturers and importers of coronary stents to submit details, including price list of their products, before March 1.The Nat..

Army Chief visits injured CRPF Commanding Officer

NEW DELHI, Feb 18, (PTI), ARMY chief General Bipin Rawat on Friday visited injured CRPF Commanding Officer Chetan Kumar Cheetah and enquired about his health at the AIIMS Trauma Centre here.Cheetah had sustained grievous injuries in an encounter with..

Major theft of petroleum by breaking pipeline detected

MATHURA, Feb 18, (PTI), A MAJOR theft of petroleum has been detected on the Mathura-Jalandhar Pipeline where oil mafia had virtually installed a parallel filling station by constructing a big tunnel for operation. The breach on the pipeline was dete..

INS Tarini to be inducted in Navy today

NEW DELHI, Feb 17, (UNI), THE sailing boat INS Tarini that will take an ‘All Women Circumnavigation of the Globe’ will formally be inducted into the Indian Navy on Saturday at a ceremony, at the INS Mandovi Boat Pool in Goa in presence of..

Fire, smoke engulfs B’luru lake

BENGALURU, Feb 17, (PTI) THICK smoke enveloped Bellandur lake after a fire broke out when garbage strewn around it was set ablaze, a fire department official said on Friday.The incident triggered panic among motorists on the busy Sarjapur main road. ..

No intereference in AIADMK’s internal matter, says Venkaiah

PUNE, Feb 17, (PTI) UNION Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday said the Centre would extend all support to the Tamil Nadu Government irrespective of who the Chief Minister is and it does not want to interfere in AIADMK’s internal affairs. &ldqu..

Need ‘solid evidence’ to back Azhar ban: China

BEIJING, Feb 17, (PTI), AHEAD of its strategic dialogue with India, China on Friday said “solid evidence” was needed for it to back efforts to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar and China’s E..

India, China to discuss ‘friction points’ like NSG, Azhar on 22nd

NEW DELHI, Feb 16, (PTI), INDIA and China will hold their first Strategic Dialogue on February 22 in Beijing during which the two sides will discuss key issues of mutual “concern and interest” including “friction points” such ..

‘12,000 cr Chardham highway project will be completed by 2018’

NEW DELHI, Feb 16, (PTI), THE Rs 12,000 crore ‘Chardham’ highway project in Uttarakhand will be completed by the end of 2018 irrespective of which party comes to power in the State, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has assured. Minister for ..

9 lakh A/cs under Op Clean Money ‘doubtful’

NEW DELHI, Feb 16, (PTI), I-T Department has sent SMS and e-mails to 18 lakh people, who had made suspicious deposits of over Rs 5 lakh after the demonetisation decision NEARLY half of the 18 lakh people under the I-T scanner for suspicious bank dep..

Pak most dangerous country for world: Former CIA official

WASHINGTON, Feb 16, (PTI), PAKISTAN is probably the “most dangerous country” for the world, a former CIA official has said, citing the potential dangers emanating from its failing economy, rampant terrorism and one of fastest growing nucl..

Sushma, Tillerson speak over phone; resolve to work closely

NEW DELHI, Feb 15, (PTI), EXTERNAL Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her US counterpart Rex Tillerson on Wednesday resolved to work closely to deepen Indo-US strategic ties and intensify defence and security cooperation during their first telephonic..

Warship INS Viraat to say goodbye to Navy on Mar 6

NEW DELHI, Feb 15, (IANS), INS Viraat -- the world’s oldest aircraft carrier in active service -- will be decommissioned on March 6 with a ceremonial send-off in Mumbai, informed sources said on Wednesday. The ship’s name is entered in t..

Cong leader shot dead in Bhiwandi

THANE, Feb 15, (PTI), A CONGRESS leader in the Bhiwandi civic body was shot dead by a couple of unidentified persons late on Tuesday night, police said. Manoj Mhatre, leader of Congress party in the Bhiwandi-Nizampur Municipal Corporation in the powe..

BSF seizes 100 fake notes of Rs 2,000 in WB

KOLKATA, Feb 15, (PTI), BORDER Security Force (BSF) on Wednesday seized 100 fake Rs 2,000 currency notes from Malda district in West Bengal, making it the biggest such haul from the Indo-Bangla border region post demonetisation. Officials said a Bor..

Purohit meets President, PM, Vice-President

Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, Feb 14, GOVERNOR of Assam Banwarilal Purohit called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Tuesday. During his detailed discussions lasting little less than an hour, Purohit apprised the Prime Minister of the overall situati..

ED attaches Rs 78.25 cr assets of Nagpur firm

NEW DELHI, Feb 14, (PTI), B S Ispat Limited and others accused of laundering money in coal scam case ENFORCEMENT Directorate (ED) on Tuesday attached assets worth Rs 78.25 crore of a Nagpur-based firm in connection with its money laundering probe in..

Uttarakhand, 2nd phase UP Assembly elections today

LUCKNOW/DEHRADUN, Feb 14, (PTI), POLLING will be held on Wednesday in 67 Assembly constituencies of western Uttar Pradesh in the second of seven phases and in 69 Assembly seats in Uttarakhand.The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pardesh had in 20..

Cong can’t question our secular credentials: NCP

MUMBAI, Feb 14, (PTI), THE Nationalist Ccongress Party on Tuesday accused the Congress of joining hands with Sena-BJP in the upcoming Zilla Parishad polls saying that the latter had no right to question its secular credentials. Maharashtra Nationali..

Top cops among 16 killed in Lahore suicide attack

LAHORE, Feb 13, (PTI), The Taliban suicide bomber blew up himself injuring over 60 people during chemists and pharmaceutical manufacturers’s protest rally outside the Pak Punjab Assembly SENIOR police officers were among 16 people killed on Mo..

EC orders FIRs against Hindi daily, agency over exit polls

NEW DELHI, Feb 13, (PTI), THE Election Commission on Monday ordered lodging of FIRs against a Hindi daily and an agency in 15 districts in Uttar Pradesh in connection with publication of “exit polls” in violation of its directions. Takin..

Somaiya asks Uddhav to declare assets

MUMBAI, Feb 13, (PTI), IN A fresh salvo, BJP MP Kirit Somaiya on Monday challenged Shiv Sena Chief Uddhav Thackeray to declare his family assets and income.“I have today placed details of my income on website. I have not indulged in money laund..

SC upholds cancellation of 634 MBBS admissions in Vyapam scam

Legal Correspondent, JABALPUR, Feb 13, IN A landmark judgment, the three judge bench of the Supreme Court comprising of Chief Justice J S Khehar, Justice Kurian Joseph and Justice Arun Mishra, on Monday upheld the dismissal of 634 in the MBBS course ..

China-Pakistan Economic Corridor a ‘collusive military threat’: IAF Chief

NEW DELHI, Feb 12, (UNI), Induction of LCA, LCA MK1A, Rafale and balance of contracted Su-30 MKI aircraft in the pipeline, says Air Chief Marshal Dhanoa CHIEF of IAF Air Chief Marshal B S Dhanoa slammed China and Pakistan for building an Economic co..

Venkaiah welcomes plan to convert late J Jayalaithaa’s residence into memorial

BENGALURU, Feb 12, (PTI), UNION Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday welcomed Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam’s proposal to convert the landmark ‘Veda Nilayam’ Poes Garden residence of late J Jayalaithaa into a public memor..

All future foreign N-plants to be of 1200 MWs and above capacity

NEW DELHI, Feb 12, (PTI), THE Government has decided that all future foreign atomic reactors in India will have a capacity to generate 1200 MW and above, in a bid to augment nuclear power generation.“We already have foreign power plants with a ..

ASI unaware about protected area around Taj

NEW DELHI, Jan 12, (PTI), THE Archaeological Survey of India, mandated to protect ancient monuments, does not have record of demarcated area around marble wonder Taj Mahal in which any new construction is prohibited. This strange fact came during a ..

Women have right to decide on pregnancy, says Justice Sikri

NEW DELHI, Feb 11, (PTI) IT IS the woman’s ‘choice’ to either have a baby, or abort or prevent pregnancy. It is her right.Supreme Court judge A K Sikri said this on Saturday while speaking on the state of affairs relating to women&r..

Mah ATS detains man in Indore

INDORE, Feb 11, (PTI), A TEAM of Maharashtra police’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has detained a man here on suspicion in a case registered under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, city police said on Saturday. Zadil Pervez, resident of ..

Chinese soldier returns home from India after five decades

By K J M Varma, BEIJING, Feb 11, (PTI), A CHINESE soldier, who was stuck in India for over 50 years after crossing the border following the 1962 war, on Saturday returned to China with his Indian family members to a rousing reception and an emotiona..

Be wary of families who looted UP, country: PM

BIJNOR, Feb 10, (PTI), TAKING up issues of dynastic politics and law and order to target Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday called it a tie-up between two families who have “looted” Uttar Pradesh and..

Would pass women quota Bill when we have majority in RS, says Venkaiah

AMARAVATI, Feb 10, (PTI), Noting that gender inequality was having a serious impact on economic development, Venkaiah said focus should be on gender empowerment to end inequalities THE NDA Government would pass the long-pending legislation providing 3..

Campus should be a place for industry-academia interaction, says Javadekar

NEW DELHI, Feb 10, (PTI), UNIVERSITIES should encourage academia-industry interaction on campuses to improve learning and not just restrict it to placements, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said and stressed on quality research and innovation. ..

Black money routes most affected post-demonetisation

By Prashant Dongre, Before demonetisation, under the Income Disclosure Scheme (IDS), Rs 67,382 crore of black money was disclosed by taxpayers, the window for which was open from June 1, 2016 to September 30, 2016. More than 400 cases have been registe..

India rejects Pakistan’s claim of building secret nuclear city

NEW DELHI, Feb 8, (PTI), “This is a diversionary tactic by Pakistan which aims to deflect attention from its continued state sponsorship of terrorism and its harbouring of internationally designated terrorists,” said Vikas Swarup REACTIN..

Development of ‘Jal, Jungle aur Gaon’ will ensure nation’s progress, says Bhagwat

Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, Feb 9, Highlighting factors that are responsible for country’s development, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) Sarsanghchalak Dr Mohan Bhagwat said, developing ‘Jal, Jungle aur Gaon’ will ensure progress of th..

Indian-origin woman neurosurgeon picked for NASA’s 2018 space mission

MUMBAI, Feb 8, (PTI), AN INDIAN-origin neurosurgeon currently based in Canada has been shortlisted by NASA for its 2018 space mission under the Citizen Science Astronaut (CSA) programme.If everything goes as per plan, Dr Shawna Pandya (32) may join t..

Exiled Nasheed to run for presidential polls

  COLOMBO, Feb 9, (PTI) EXILED ex-Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday declared that he would return to his country and run for presidency in elections next year, as he asserted that India will be “mindful of assisting democrac..

This election will end 14-year ‘exile of growth’ in UP: Modi

GHAZIABAD, Feb 8, (PTI), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday tore into Akhilesh Yadav Government, alleging it was ‘sheltering’ and ‘nursing’ crime and corruption and asserted that this UP election was about ending the 1..

Every person living in Hindustan is a Hindu, says Mohan Bhagwat

Staff Reporter, BHOPAL, Feb 8, “EVERY person living in Hindustan is a Hindu. The belief, sect and worship methods could be different. But everyone’s nationality is one and that is Hindu. This means, nationality of Indian Muslims is also H..

500 members of a Chinese family reunite for rare photo

BEIJING, Feb 8, (PTI), OVER 500 members of a Chinese family have posed for a rare family photo, taken after some 80 years.The photos were taken at a Ren family reunion at Shishe village in China’s eastern province of Zhejiang. It was held last ..

ED attaches Rs 2.77 cr assets of former IAS official in Chennai

CHENNAI, Feb 8, (PTI), ED slaps money laundering charges against K Suresh a retired IAS officer of the Madhya Pradesh cadre now a Chennai Port Trust Chairman and others that emerged from earlier charges of assets case ED HAS attached assets worth Rs..

16 US Attorney Generals challenge Trump’s order

WASHINGTON, Feb 7, (PTI), AS MANY as 16 US Attorney Generals have joined the bandwagon opposing President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban on citizens from seven Muslim- majority nations, saying the “discriminatory” order is ..

At least 20 killed in suicide bombing outside Afghan SC

KABUL, Feb 7, (AFP), A SUICIDE bomber on foot ripped through a crowd of Afghan Supreme Court employees on Tuesday, killing at least 20 people and wounding 41 others in the second attack on government institutions in under a month.The assailant detona..

Pak still helping anti-India terror groups: US experts

By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, Feb 7, (PTI), Support to terrorists aims at drawing international mediation into the dispute over Kashmir Valley PAKISTAN’S military continues to support terrorist groups that attack India to keep it “off bal..

Designer Althea wants to gift demonitisation-inspired line to Modi

MUMBAI, Feb 7, (PTI), DESIGNER Althea Krishna has paid an ode to demonetisation through her latest collection and says she wants to gift a piece from her line to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Hyderabad based designer exhibited the clothing line ..

No conspiracy in Jaya’s death, says British doctor

CHENNAI, Feb 6, (PTI), Doctors ruled out poisoning as the cause of death. The doctor said Jaya had sepsis (infection in blood) and the source of infection was unknown. The infection spread fast and damaged other organs. The doctor said Jaya&rsqu..

Afghan diplomat shot dead by guard at Karachi Consulate

KARACHI, Feb 6, (PTI), AN Afghan diplomat was on Monday shot dead by a security guard following an altercation between the two inside the Afghan Consulate in this Pakistani port city. Private security guard Hayatullah Khan opened fire on the third se..

Assam MLA suspended for 3 days for telecasting speech on Facebook Live

GUWAHATI, Feb 6, (PTI), ASSAM Assembly Speaker Hitendra Nath Goswami on Monday suspended AIUDF MLA Aminul Islam for three days for using Facebook Live to telecast his speech from inside the House. “Aminul Islam is suspended till February 8. I ..

‘Jolly LLB 2’ can be screened only after four shots are cut, says HC

AURANGABAD, Feb 6, (PTI), The Bombay High Court on Monday ruled that Akshay Kumar-starrer “Jolly LLB 2” can be screened only after four controversial shots in the movie are removed.Justices S S Shinde and K K Sonawane of a bench here pass..

Modi mocks at SP-Cong tie-up in UP poll rally

ALIGARH, Feb 5, (PTI), MOCKING at Opposition parties for joining hands fearing that BJP will get a majority in Rajya Sabha after the UP polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday took a dig at the SP-Congress alliance saying the BJP “storm&r..

Nitish lends colour to ‘lotus’, creates social media buzz

PATNA, Feb 5, (IANS), BIHAR Chief Minister Nitish Kumar lent colour to a lotus sketched by an artist, creating a social media buzz on Sunday, with some seeing in it his “closeness” to the BJP.Nitish Kumar coloured the lotus sketched by ar..

Tax Deptt scans 1 cr accounts under ‘Operation Clean Money’

NEW DELHI, Feb 5, (PTI), IN A bid to clamp down on unaccounted money funnelled into bank accounts post-demonetisation, the Tax Department has scrutinised and matched as many as 1 crore accounts and asked 18 lakh people to explain the source of fund. ..

If you don’t vote, you have no right to blame Govt: SC

By Manohar Lal, NEW DELHI, Feb 5, (PTI), IF YOU don’t vote, then you have “no right” to question or blame the Government, the Supreme Court has observed.The candid admission of an activist seeking a blanket order to remove encroach..

Srinagar-Jammu NH remains shut

SRINAGAR, Feb 4, (PTI), THE Srinagar-Jammu National Highway remained closed for traffic for the second consecutive day on Saturday in the wake of landslides at some places, even as the weather remained dry in Kashmir with the night temperature settli..

Basit set to become Pak’s new Foreign Secretary

ISLAMABAD, Feb 4, (PTI), PAKISTAN’S High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit is set to become the country’s new foreign secretary, media reports said here on Friday.The Nawaz Sharif government has “in principle” decided to appo..

Over 90 pc of clean-up work at Chennai oil spill site over: Govt

CHENNAI, Feb 4, (PTI), WITH the oil spill off the coast here raising concerns, the Centre on Saturday said a total of 65 tonnes of sludge has been removed so far and over 90 per cent of the work completed. It also expressed confidence that the clean..

Need to translate Marathi literature into international languages, says Fadnavis

THANE, Feb 4, (PTI), MAHARASHTRA Chief Minister Minister Devendra Fadnavis has underlined the need for more and more translation of Marathi literature into international languages to ensure that regional writers get their due on the global platform. ..

At least 7 new rail line projects sanctioned for Maharashtra

MUMBAI, Feb 3, (PTI), THE Centre has sanctioned construction of at least 7 new railway lines in Maharashtra, including the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST)-Panvel fast elevated corridor, collectively worth Rs 31,196 crore.These seven new lines-- 3,..

No proposal to link Aadhaar with Railway passes: Government

NEW DELHI, Feb 3, (PTI), THE Government currently has no proposal to link Aadhaar numbers with railway passes, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu informed Parliament on Friday.“At present, there is no such proposal” to link Aadhar with railwa..

Sanjeev Sanyal appointed Principal Economic Adviser in Finance Ministry

NEW DELHI, Feb 3, (PTI), GOVERNMENT on Friday appointed noted economist Sanjeev Sanyal as Principal Economic Adviser in the Ministry of Finance. “The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) has approved the appointment of Sanjeev Sanyal, fo..

Kuwait bans visa for people of 5 nations including Pakistan

KUWAIT CITY, Feb 2, (IANS), The other countries are, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Iran KUWAIT has suspended the issuance of visas for nationals of Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iran. After US President Donald Trump’s executive order b..

BSF thwarts infiltration bid across IB

JAMMU, Feb 2, (PTI), THE Border Security Force averted an infiltration bid from across the Indo-Pak International Border (IB) on Thursday as terrorists fired gunshots and hurled grenades at the force’s post in the Samba sector here. Officials ..