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Cong entrapped in blue whale game, final episode on December 18: Modi

  PATAN (Guj), THE Congress is “entrapped” in ‘Blue Whale’ challenge and will see the final episode on December 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday, invoking the dangerous online game which culminates in the pl..

India, Russia, China for peaceful Afghanistan

  NEW DELHI, INDIA, Russia and China on Monday called for a peaceful and stable Afghanistan through an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace process following the 15th Foreign Ministerial Meeting between the three countries here. “We reiterate..

‘Father of DNA finger printing in India’ Lalji Singh no more

  VARANASI/ LUCKNOW, EMINENT scientist and ‘Father of DNA finger printing in India’, Lalji Singh, has passed away following a massive heart attack while he was on his way to Delhi.Singh, 70, died late on Sunday night.“He complai..

Subsidise medical emergencies in pvt sector: IMA

  NEW DELHI, IMA President urges State Governments to come out with an urgent ordinance for ‘one drug-one company-one price policy’. “Doctors should actively participate in ensuring that no hospital sells any item priced higher..

Hardik holds roadshow sans permission

  AHMEDABAD, PATIDAR Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) convener Hardik Patel on Monday began his 15-km-long roadshow in Ahmedabad despite police denying permission to it.Hundreds of supporters of the quota agitation leader took out the rally on motorc..

Mehsana gives BJP the jitters, discontent even in PM hometown

  By Sourav Roy Barman, MEHSANA/VADNAGAR (Gujarat), BJP workers are apprehensive that the Patidar rage could severely dent the party’s prospects IT’S not every day that you find a hardened Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker mutteri..

‘Dangal’ fame actress Zaira molested on flight; man held

  MUMBAI, The “Dangal” actress narrated her ordeal on Instagram via live video J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said she was “appalled” by the incident and demanded swift action against the culprit THE man who alleg..

‘AI seeks Rs 1,100 cr loan to modify planes for VVIPs

  NEW DELHI, DISINVESTMENT-bound Air India is seeking loan worth over Rs 1,100 crore for modification of two Boeing aircraft scheduled to be acquired next month for ferrying VVIPs, according to an official document.The two Boeing 777-300 ER aircr..

Candidates fielded by Akhilesh in Guj will lose’

  MAINPURI, SAMAJWADI Party patron Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday claimed that the five candidates fielded by his son Akhilesh Yadav in the Gujarat Assembly elections would lose. “Akhilesh has fielded five candidates in Gujarat Assembly ele..

6-yr-old abducted, gangraped; wooden stick found inserted

  HISAR, A SIX-YEAR-OLD girl, who was raped and killed in Haryana’s Uklana area, was cremated on Sunday amid tight security, as the agitated locals protested over the gruesome crime.Some unidentified men had allegedly abducted the girl on F..

Rs 50 cr in scrapped notes seized in Gujarat on poll day

  NEW DELHI, THE Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has recovered nearly Rs 50 crore in the banned currency of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination in Gujarat on election day, the Union Finance Ministry said on Sunday.The scrapped notes were s..

Shut up, or I will reveal all: Rane warns Uddhav

SANGLI, Dec 9, (IANS), FORMER Maharashtra Chief Minister Narayan Rane on Saturday asked Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to “keep his mouth shut” or face consequences as he will “reveal all”. Issuing the warning, Rane, w..

Govt hints at reviewing rates in top GST bracket

MUMBAI, Dec 9, (PTI), AFTER slashing the GST rates of over 200 items last month, the Government on Saturday hinted at reviewing levies on the items in top 28 per cent tax bracket. On November 10, the GST Council, headed by Finance Minster Arun Jait..

SBI changes names, IFSC codes of around 1,300 branches

                MUMBAI, Dec 9, (PTI), POST the merger of its five associates, State Bank of India has changed names and IFSC codes of nearly 1,300 of its branches.The country’s largest lender ha..

Overloaded chopper of Fadnavis force lands; all safe

MUMBAI, Dec 9, (PTI), A HELICOPTER ferrying Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to Aurangabad on Saturday was forced to land soon after taking off from Nashik apparently due to overloading.The private chopper took off again successfully fo..

Aiyar gave ‘supari’ in Pak to get me removed: Modi

  BHABHAR (Guj), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar of giving ‘supari’ (contract) while on a visit to Pakistan to get him “removed” from the way to ensure peace betw..

President lauds Navy’s prowess

  VISAKHAPATNAM, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Friday said the Navy was India’s primary instrument of sea power and it was playing an enhanced role in national security and nation building.Kovind presented President’s Colour to the sub..

Licence of Delhi’s Max Hospital cancelled

  NEW DELHI, THE Delhi Government today cancelled the licence of Max Hospital, Shalimar Bagh with immediate effect, for alleged medical negligence including the twins case in which one of the babies was found alive after being declared dead by th..

ED attaches 3-acre plot of Lalu, family in IRCTC case

  NEW DELHI/PATNA, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday attached a three-acre plot in Patna, worth Rs 45 crore, belonging to RJD supremo Lalu Prasad and his family in connection with a money laundering probe into the 2006 IRCTC hotel mainte..

Pandher, Koli get death sentence in Nithari cases

  GHAZIABAD, They were involved in the rape and murder of housemaid in 2006 A CBI court here on Friday sentenced businessman Moninder Singh Pandher and his aide Surendra Koli to death in one of the Nithari serial rape-murder cases. Pronouncing ..

Last date for Aadhaar linking to be extended

  NEW DELHI, THE deadline for mandatory linking of Aadhaar to avail various services and welfare schemes would shortly be extended till March 31 next year, the Centre on Thursday told the Supreme Court. The statement was made by the Centre befor..

HC rues over lack of freedom to artists

  MUMBAI, High Court, while referring to the Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s controversy-hit film ‘Padmavati,’ observed that the director has not been able to release his film and an actress is facing death threats   A DEMOCRATIC..

Centre has garnered commitments of Rs 1,500 cr for Ganga cleaning: Gadkari

  MUMBAI, UNION Minister Nitin Gadkari on Thursday said the Centre has garnered commitments worth Rs 1,500 crore from international and domestic corporates, and industrialists for cleaning of river Ganga. Gadkari, who was in the city to promote t..

Ahmed Patel projected as Gujarat CM in posters

  AHMEDABAD, Ahmed Patel rebutted the contents of the poster and said that he was not a contender for the Chief Minister’s post and would never be WITH only two days left before Gujarat votes in the first of two-phase elections, mysterious..

UNSC to meet on Jerusalem today

  United Nations,  The United Nations Security Council has convened an emergency meeting on Friday after US President Donald Trump in a controversial move recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel&rs..

Very strong case against Vijay Mallya under UK’s Fraud Act: Govt sources

  NEW DELHI, News reports from London court had suggested that there was no evidence to support the Government’s case against Mallya THERE is prima facie a very strong case of fraud against liquor baron Vijay Mallya, senior Government sour..

PM to inaugurate B R Ambedkar International Centre today

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the ‘B R Ambedkar International Centre’ in the national capital on Thursday, which he said would encourage research and original thinking among the youth.The inauguration, Modi..

Cyclone Ockhi spares Gujarat

  AHMEDABAD, THE people of Gujarat and the state administration on Wednesday heaved a sigh of relief as Cyclone Ockhi dissipated over the Arabian Sea, sparing the poll-bound State. The cyclone was on Tuesday headed towards Gujarat after leaving ..

CIC assures to clear backlog soon

  NEW DELHI, Only cases filed in 2017 will be pending by Feb 2018, says Chief Information Commissioner Mathur THE Central Information Commission, which had over 35,000 cases before it at the start of 2016-17, has cleared a large part of the back..

Ransomware to remain cyber crime mainstay in ’18: Report

  BENGALURU, THE trend of known vulnerabilities being used in major cyber attacks will continue in 2018 with the ransomware business model being a cyber crime mainstay, a new report said on Wednesday. Cybersecurity solutions leader Trend Micro p..

Avoid politicising Armed Forces, says Army Chief

  NEW DELHI, ARMY Chief Gen Bipin Rawat on Wednesday said that there was a politicisation of the Armed Forces and the military “should be somehow” kept away from politics. The Army Chief also said that the norm in the “good old..

Modi continues to be most followed Indian on Twitter

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi continues to be the most followed Indian on Twitter, even as the growth in his follower base at 52 per cent was lower than that of Indian cricket captain Virat Kohli, according to the microblogging site. ..

Modi meets 14 newly-elected BJP Mayors of Uttar Pradesh

  NEW DELHI, “Chandrama Devi will head Amethi’s Nagar Panchayat. I could sense her anguish on the lack of devpt in Amethi so far and could see the determination to work for Amethi’s growth,” Modi tweeted PRIME Minister Na..

Hands that threw stones at police in Kashmir now guard goalpost

  NEW DELHI, Stone-pelter-turned goalie leads J&K women’s football team AS A disgruntled student, Afshan Ashiq led other girls in throwing stones at the police on Srinagar streets. Today, the poster girl of stone throwers is the captai..

ED attaches Rs 20 cr assets in Bhujbal case

  MUMBAI, THE Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued a fresh order attaching assets worth Rs 20.41 crore in connection with its money laundering probe against former Maharashtra deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and others.The zonal office o..

River connectivity can reduce water crisis in Mah, southern States: Gadkari

  NEW DELHI, STRESSING on the need of river connectivity, Union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday said river connectivity programme can reduce water crisis in critical areas like Tamil Nad..

PM terms Rahul’s elevation as ‘Aurangzebi raj’

  DHARAMPUR (Guj), PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Monday slammed Rahul Gandhi’s expected elevation as Congress President, dubbing it as “Aurangzebi raj”.Without referring to the National Herald case, in which Rahul Gandhi had g..

SC to commence final hearing in Ayodhya dispute from today

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court is likely to commence final hearing in the long-standing Ram Janmabhoomi- Babri Masjid title dispute from Tuesday, a day before the 25th anniversary of the demolition of medieval-era structure.A specially constitute..

Indian-American Senator Kamala tops Leading Global Thinkers’ list

  WASHINGTON, INDIAN-American California Senator Kamala Harris has topped the prestigious Foreign Policy magazine’s 50 Leading Global Thinkers’ list which also features two others from the community. US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Hal..

MP House passes Bill on death for rapists of girls below 12 yrs of age

  BHOPAL, THE Madhya Pradesh Assembly on Monday unanimously passed a Bill awarding death to those found guilty of raping girls aged 12 and below. With the passage of the Bill, Madhya Pradesh becomes the first state in the country where those con..

Charmed signature of Hindi cinema

  By Vijay Phanshikar, THE best -- and the worst -- test of Shashi Kapoor’s sense of dignity came in 1984 when Jennifer (Kendal) Kapoor lay dying. A part of him was just gone, in Destiny’s one swift sweep, leaving the legendary actor ..

Modi accuses Cong of trying to divide society on caste lines

  Our Correspondent & Agencies BHARUCH/SURENDRANAGAR,   “If one doesn’t have democracy in his home (party), how can the person practice it in the country,” Modi wondered and said that the outcome of the election to the..

‘Govt will extend deadline to Mar 31 for PAN-Aadhaar linkage, if SC rules in favour’

  NEW DELHI, THE Government will give 3-6 months to link the biometric identifier Aadhaar with PAN in case the apex court rules in its favour, after which it may cancel all PANs that have not been linked, a senior official has said.The cancellati..

357 fishermen stranded in sea due to cyclone Ockhi rescued: Defence Minister

  CHENNAI, A TOTAL of 357 fishermen, including 71 from Tamil Nadu, stranded in sea due to cyclone Ockhi, were rescued on Sunday morning, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Sunday.In addition to the fishermen from Tamil Nadu, 248 from Ker..

Over 8,000 cases of human trafficking reported in 2016; 23,000 victims saved

  NEW DELHI, According to National Crime Records Bureau data, last year, a total of 8,132 cases were reported compared to the 6,877 cases in 2015 West Bengal tops the list with 3,579 cases MORE than 8,000 cases of human trafficking were reported..

Joint team of NIA, UP Police carrying raids fired upon, pelted with stones by mob

  NEW DELHI, Team carried out searches in Ghaziabad in connection with the killing of an RSS leader in Punjab A JOINT team of the NIA and the Uttar Pradesh Police, carrying out searches in Ghaziabad on Sunday in connection with the killing of an..

ED grills Rabri in IRCTC hotels scam

PATNA, Dec 2, (PTI), FORMER Bihar Chief Minister Rabri Devi was on Saturday grilled for six hours here by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with a railway hotels allotment corruption case, official sources said. Rabri Devi, wife of RJD..

Sushma makes stopover in Iran ahead of Chabahar port opening

NEW DELHI, Dec 2, (IANS), EXTERNAL Affairs Sushma Swaraj on Saturday paid an unscheduled visit to Iran on her way back from Russia’s Sochi, and had a luncheon meeting with her Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif in Tehran.The visit comes a day be..

Kamov 226T choppers will meet India’s all needs: Russian firm

By Pradipta Tapadar, ULAN-UDE (Russia), Dec 2, (PTI), WITH the Government clearing the mega-project to acquire 111 helicopters for the Indian Navy, a leading Russian manufacturer wants the Navy to try its Kamov 226T helicopter, saying the chopper ..

Parekh is Infosys CEO, MD

MUMBAI, Dec 2 , (IANS), IT bellwether Infosys has appointed Salil S Parekh as its Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director with effect from January 2, 2018 for a five-year term, a regulatory filing by the company said here on Saturday. “W..

Good news pouring in from all sides: PM on GDP, UP poll results

  AHMEDABAD/NEW DELHI, BUOYED by the latest GDP growth figures and the BJP’s landslide victory in the Uttar Pradesh civic polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday good news is pouring in from all sides, and despite the criticism f..

Centre approves setting up of National Nutrition Mission

  NEW DELHI, The mission has a target to reduce under-nutrition and low birthweight by 2 per cent each year. It also aims to bring down anaemia among young children, women and adolescent girls by three per cent per year   THE Government ha..

Draft law moots 3-yr jail for husband giving instant triple talaq

  NEW DELHI, GIVING instant triple talaq will be illegal and void and will attract a jail term of three years for the husband, according to a draft law aimed to curb the practice which continues despite the Supreme Court striking it down.The draf..

Burqa-clad ultras kill 12 in Pak hostel

  PESHAWAR, 3 burqa-clad Taliban militants stormed an agriculture training institute in Peshawar and opened indiscriminate fire. All ultras were shot dead by security forces THREE burqa-clad Taliban militants on Friday stormed an agriculture tra..

India’s GDP to touch $5 trn in next 7 yrs: Mukesh Ambani

  NEW DELHI, MUKESH Ambani, Asia’s richest man, on Friday said India’s GDP will double to USD 5 trillion in the next seven years and hit USD 10 trillion by 2030 as it will elbow out China by the middle of 21st century. Speaking at th..

US threatens to destroy N Korea if war breaks out after missile test

  UNITED NATIONS, THE US on Thursday warned Kim Jong-Un’s regime that North Korea would be “utterly destroyed” if a standoff over its missile tests leads to a war and asked all countries to sever economic and diplomatic ties wit..

Heavy rains batter TN, Kerala

  Kanyakumari / Thiruvanathapuram, Kanyakumari, Tuticorin and Tirunelveli districts bear the brunt of cyclone ‘Ochki’ Cyclone expected to hit Lakshadweep islands on Dec 2 TORRENTIAL rains pounded southern districts of Tamil Nadu an..

Now, book rly tickets through UPI app

  NEW DELHI, IN A bid to promote digital payments, the Indian Railways on Thursday said it will bring UPI (Unified Payments Interface) payment system at all its ticket reservation counters across the country from Friday.UPI allows a customer to p..

‘Padmavati’ row based on rumours: Bhansali tells Parliamentary panel

  NEW DELHI, Bhansali, who appeared with Prasoon Joshi, was grilled for over 2 hours Facts not distorted, claims Bhansali while Joshi maintains that Censor Board was yet to clear the movie IN the midst of a raging controversy over his film &ldqu..

ED raids 7 Delhi locations in money laundering case

  NEW DELHI, The ED conducted multiple searches in connection with a Rs 5,000 crore money laundering probe against the directors and associates of Gujarat-based pharma firm Sterling Biotech THE Enforcement Directorate on Thursday conducted multi..

Those who have looted the country could only think of dacoits: Modi

  MORBI (Guj), Attacks Rahul for calling GST ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’ CONTINUING his high decibel campaign in poll-bound Gujarat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for calling GST ‘Gabbar..

Cong workers stage ‘Sholay’ on streets, but Gabbar Singh flees on seeing police

  SURAT, ‘SHOLAY’ film scenes were recreated here during an election campaign by enthusiastic Congress workers on Tuesday, endorsing Rahul Gandhi’s jibe - ‘Gabbar Singh Tax’, but the ‘Gabbar Singh’ here p..

International conference, exhibition on AYUSH from Dec 4

  NEW DELHI, THE first international conference and exhibition on traditional Indian systems of medicines to facilitate their world-wide promotion will be held here from December 4 to December 7.The event - International Arogya 2017 - is being or..

Musharraf calls himself ‘biggest supporter’ of LeT

  KARACHI/DUBAI, CALLING himself the “biggest supporter” of the LeT and its founder Hafiz Saeed, Pakistan’s former dictator Parvez Musharraf has said he backs the terror group’s role in “suppressing” the Indian..

PM inaugurates Hyderabad Metro Rail

  HYDERABAD, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the first phase of the 72-km elevated Hyderabad Metro Rail project at the Miyapur station here. After launching the 30-km stretch between Miyapur and Nagole, having 24 stations in b..

Tejas fighter jet is ‘excellent’: Singapore Defence Minister

  KALAIKUNDA (WB), SINGAPORE Defence Minister Ng Eng Hen on Tuesday hailed India’s indigenously-built multi-role light combat aircraft Tejas as “excellent and very impressive”.As the first civilian foreigner, Hen took a half-an-..

No loan waiver for capitalists: Jaitley

  NEW DELHI, FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday denied that the Government had waived off bank loans of big capitalists and asserted that proceedings had been initiated against 12 largest defaulters for time-bound recovery of dues totalling..

Nodal agency for Kailash-Mansarovar yatra seeks increase in charges for pilgrimage

  PITHORAGARH, It has suggested increasing the charges per person from Rs 35,000 to Rs 48,000 WITH more people preferring to go to Kailash-Mansarovar through the Lipulekh Pass following the Dokalam standoff, Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam, the nodal ..

‘Ram temple will meet hopes of devotees’

  By Arunav Sinha, LUCKNOW, EXUDING confidence that a grand Ram temple will be constructed in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Tuesday said that it will fulfil the aspirations of devotees of Lord Ram.Maurya al..

ONGC officers seek PM’s intervention to stall move to sell oil, gas fields to pvt cos

  NEW DELHI, Oil Ministry has identified 15 producing oil and gas fields of ONGC and Oil India Ltd for handing over to private firms on the premise of raising output ONGC officers association has sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inter..

I-T asks AAP to pay Rs 30 cr over donations it received

  NEW DELHI, THE Aam Aadmi Party was on Monday served a notice of Rs 30 crore by the Income Tax department over the donations received by it, a move Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal dubbed as the “height of political vendetta”.Income Ta..

SC reserves order on plea for SIT probe in alleged judges’ bribery case

  NEW DELHI, During the hearing, advocate Prashant Bhushan, said the CBI, which is probing the matter, should hand over the material in the case to the SIT headed by a former CJI THE Supreme Court on Monday reserved order on a plea filed by a no..

Ivanka Trump to attend GES today

  By Lalit K Jha, WASHINGTON, IVANKA Trump, the advisor and daughter of US President Donald Trump, has said the Global Entrepreneurship Summit co-hosted by India and America is a testament to their growing economic and security partnership. Iva..

Terrorism poses global threat almost as a daily routine: Modi

  NEW DELHI, “Terrorism has challenged humanity. It is bent upon destroying humanitarian forces. So not only India but all humanitarian forces will have to keep fighting unitedly to defeat the menace of terrorism,” says Modi RECALLIN..

Note ban had major impact on stone-pelting incidents: Jaitley

  SURAT, FINANCE Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday claimed that post demonetisation those who used to distribute money to stone pelters in Jammu and Kashmir were “not able to gather” even 100 young people to carry out the attacks.&ldquo..

CBI seeks action against students in Vyapam scam

  By Ashwini Shrivastava, NEW DELHI, THE future of over 200 students, who took admission in four private medical colleges of Madhya Pradesh through management quota on a hefty payment, might hang in the balance after a CBI probe into a Vyapam ca..

Bail pleas increase after SC verdict on PMLA cases

  By Udayan Kishor, New Delhi, WITH the apex court striking down stringent terms of granting bail in money laundering cases, many jailed accused whose pleas have been trashed earlier are making fresh bids to secure freedom by moving lower courts..

Manushi, Mithali, Sania to address GES in Hyderabad

  HYDERABAD, NEWLY-CROWNED Miss World Manushi Chhillar, star woman cricketer Mithali Raj and ace tennis player Sania Mirza will be among the speakers at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), beginning here on November 28. The summit, on the t..

Need visible results of preventing under-nutrition by 2022, says PM

  Delhi Bureau and Agencies, NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi has reviewed the progress made to prevent under-nutrition in India and has stressed that visible results should be seen by 2022, the 75th anniversary of the country’s ind..

Rahul trains guns on Modi over Rafale deal, Jay Shah issue

  DAHEGAM (Guj), CONGRESS Vice-President Rahul Gandhi targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi in poll-bound Gujarat today and alleged that the latter did not want the ‘truth’ behind the multi-crore Rafale deal and Jay Shah issue to come..

Central, State Govts must work with greater cooperation: Rajnath

  Delhi Bureau, NEW DELHI, UNION Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday stressed the need for greater cooperation between Central and the State Governments so that any differences can be swiftly resolved.Addressing the 12th meeting of the stand..

Mumbai to observe 9th anniversary of 26/11

  MUMBAI, IN the memory of martyrs of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack on its ninth anniversary, various events have been organised in the city on Sunday, including a ‘Salutation Ceremony’ by the city police.The Mumbai police have organ..

Man found hanging on Rajasthan fort with ‘Padmavati’ message

JAIPUR, Nov 24, (PTI), THE body of a 40-year-old man was found hanging from the boundary wall of the Nahargarh Fort near the Rajasthan capital on Friday, with messages referring to the Bollywood epic drama ‘Padmavati’ scribbled on nearb..

HC quashes Khotkar’s election

AURANGABAD, Nov 24, (PTI), THE Bombay High Court on Friday annulled the election of Shiv Sena MLA and Maharashtra minister Arjun Khotkar to Assembly from Jalna in 2014 on the ground that he filed his nomination papers after the deadline had expired..

Rane firm on contesting Dec 7 Council by-poll

Our Correspondent, MUMBAI, Nov 24,  NARAYAN Rane is firm on contesting Council by-poll even as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has hinted at fielding another candidate. The Shiv Sena is also preparing to field a candidate against Rane if he ent..

Sharma visits Pandit camps in Jammu

By Sumir Kaul JAMMU, Nov 24, (PTI), THE Centre’s special envoy on Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma, on Friday visited Jagti area here, the largest township of the displaced Kashmiri Pandits, and met people to understand their problems. He visited s..

PM pitches for info sharing among nations to counter cyber threat

  NEW DELHI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made a pitch for information sharing and coordination among nations to fight the threat of digital space becoming a “playground” of terrorism and radicalisation, saying a fine bala..

SC to hear fresh plea to stall release of film ‘Padmavati’ outside India

  NEW DELHI, THE Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear on November 28 a fresh plea seeking a direction to makers of the Bollywood film “Padmavati” not to release it outside India on December 1. A bench comprising Chief Justice Dip..

Hafiz release exposes Pak’s true face: India

  NEW DELHI, THE decision to set free Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) founder Hafiz Saeed, accused of masterminding the 2008 Mumbai massacre, shows Pakistan’s “true face”, the Indian Government said on Thursday. “His (imminent) rele..

Navy gets its first woman pilot, three women NAI officers

    KANNUR (Ker), IN A first, a woman has been inducted as a pilot in the Indian Navy. Shubhangi Swaroop, who hails from Uttar Pradesh, will soon be flying Maritime Reconnaissance aircraft.Three other women cadets, Astha Segal from New Delh..

Tripura Rifles Commandant held over journalist’s killing in HQ

  AGARTALA, Bhaumick killed for exposing misdeeds and corruption by commandant, alleges ‘Syandan Patrika’ Editor Subal Kumar Dey THE Commandant of the 2nd battalion of the Tripura State Rifles (TSR), Tapan Debbarma was on Wednesday a..

SC, HC judges to get salary hike

  Delhi Bureau & Agencies, NEW DELHI, CJI to get Rs 2.80 lakh, judges of SC and Chief Justices of HC Rs 2.50 lakh and HC judges Rs 2.25 lakh per month salary THE judges of the Supreme Court and the 24 High Courts will soon get a salary hike..

‘Butcher of Bosnia’ Mladic gets life sentence for genocide

  THE HAGUE, Mladic was found guilty of the 1995 massacre in northeastern Srebrenica, where troops under his command slaughtered almost 8,000 Muslim men and boys The killings, in which the victims were marched away, shotin the back and dumped in ..

‘Google tracking Android phone location data’

  SAN FRANCISCO, ANDROID smartphones have reportedly been gathering users’ location data and sending it to Google even when the location services were turned off and there was no SIM card in the device. “Even if you take all of those..

SC permits audio, video recording of proceedings

  NEW DELHI, THERE is no need for privacy in courtrooms as nothing private happens there, the Supreme Court on Tuesday said as it favoured early installation of close circuit televisions in the courts. The top court said the installation of CCTV ..

Journalist shot dead by trooper in Tripura

  AGARTALA, A JOURNALIST was gunned down on Tuesday by a Tripura State Rifles (TSR) trooper during an altercation in western Tripura, raising political tensions and triggering widespread anger. TSR Second Battalion Rifleman Nandu Kumar Reang ope..

Need to develop North-East: President

  IMPHAL, PRESIDENT Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday underlined the need for the overall development of the North-Eastern States and said the region’s connectivity with the outside world through air and waterways will be improved. The President ..

Railways to phase out diesel locomotives in 5 yrs: Goyal

  NEW DELHI, COAL and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Tuesday said the Indian Railways will completely phase out diesel locomotives in the next five years and will switch to electric locomotives with the focus on increasing speed. “We ha..

Delhi HC refuses to pass any order against Abdullah over PoK remarks

  NEW DELHI, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah had on November 11 said that PoK belonged to Pakistan and “this won’t change” no matter how many wars India and Pakistan fight The petitioner has said that the NC Chief sho..

Ram temple in Ayodhya, masjid in Lucknow: Shia Board’s proposal in SC

  NEW DELHI, THE Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board has submitted before the Supreme Court a proposal for settlement of the decades-old dispute over the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site, saying a temple can be built in Ayodhya and the mosque ..