Jun 08

India on the move at the World Cup

The start of the 2019 World Cup campaign for India against South Africa was perfect. The first match in any tournament is a crucial encounter because although one is mentally ready to a large extent, there is always a slight bit of doubt about ones and the team’s performance.India’s campaign commenced, as one would say,

It’s now Jet versus Jet as endgame nears

Even as the lenders and the employees hope against hope and expect a white knight to rescue the grounded Jet Airways, the airline’s promoter Naresh Goyal, now deboarded from the pilot seat, knew weeks back that it was time to abandon the sinking ship. Goyal’s travel firm Jet Air in mid-May wrote to Jet Airways

25-member Andhra Pradesh cabinet sworn-in

Nine days after taking over as Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy on Saturday constituted his cabinet with 25 ministers being sworn-in here.Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan administered the oath of office and secrecy to the new ministers, including three women, at a ceremony held near State Secretariat at Velagapudi. 25-members in Andhra Pradesh cabinet

Alwar gangrape: Case against Thanagaazi SHO

After receiving an investigation report in the Alwar gang rape case, the Rajasthan government has ordered to register a case against Thanagaazi police Station House Officer (SHO) and removal of seven other policemen.The order on Friday also sought explanation from the then Superintendent of Police (SP) and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) in the matter.

Infant trapped in Punjab bore well for over 40 hours

As the 2 yr old infant got trapped into bore well a massive operation continued for the third day on Saturday to rescue a two-year-old boy who fell into a 150-foot deep abandoned bore well in a village in Punjab’s Sangrur district, officials said here. A movement in his body was noticed at 5 a.m.,

‘Defiant’ Sidhu fails to assume new charge

Punjab Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, who is at loggerheads with Chief Minister Amarinder Singh and got a new portfolio on Thursday, failed to resume his new charge, it was learnt on Saturday.He is camping in the national capital to have an audience with party’s top leadership. Hours after the first state Cabinet meeting post

Visit to Maldives, Sri Lanka will strengthen ties: Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday expressed confidence that his visit to Maldives and Sri Lanka would further strengthen India’s cordial ties with the maritime neighbours. In his departure statement, the Prime Minister said he will meet President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih in the Maldives and the top Sri Lankan leadership in Colombo. “I am confident

8 Indians among 17 killed in Dubai accident

Eight Indians were among the 17 people who were killed when a tourist bus from Oman rammed into a signboard in Dubai, the Consulate General of India (CGI) here said on Friday. “We are sorry to inform that as per local authorities and relatives it is so far confirmed that eight Indians have passed away

Fans want Dhoni to keep Army insignia on gloves

A controversy has erupted after former Indian skipper M.S. Dhoni was seen sporting an Army insignia on his wicket-keeping gloves in the ongoing World Cup.In India’s opening game against South Africa on Wednesday, Dhoni was spotted with the regimental dagger insignia known as the “Balidaan Badge” of the Indian Para Special Forces on his gloves.

Fruitless to attend NITI Aayog meet: Mamata

In an indication that she would skip the June 15 NITI Aayog meeting, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying it was “fruitless” for her to attend the deliberations as the body has no financial powers and the power to support state plans. In a letter to Modi on

BJP MLAs ask party men to beat officials with shoes

BJP MLA Ram Ratan Kushwaha has asked his party workers to assault government employees and beat them up with shoes if they “continue to harass and threaten you”.Kushwaha, a legislator from Lalitpur is seen telling his workers in a meeting: “If the Uttar Pradesh government employees do not start working in a month or so

Infant stuck in Punjab bore well, rescue bid on

Efforts were underway on Friday to rescue a two-year-old boy, who fell into a 150-foot narrow bore well in a village in Punjab’s Sangrur district some 20 hours back, officials said. The boy is believed to be stuck at a depth of 110 feet in the bore well that has a nine-inch diameter.Steps have been

Aligarh accused to be booked under NSA, fast-tracked in court

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to book the two accused in the murder of a two-and-a-half year old girl here under the National Security Act (NSA) and transfer the case to a fast track court. A government spokesman said that a decision to this effect has been taken by the Yogi Adityanath government.Two persons

Three militants killed in Pulwama gunfight

Three militants have been killed in an overnight gunfight between security forces and holed up militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, police sources said.While one of the militants was killed on Thursday, two others were brought down after the encounter resumed at dawn.  Their bodies along with a large cache of weapons were recovered

Food subsidy to be hiked by 20% to Rs 2.21 lakh cr

Food subsidy may be increased 20 per cent in the budget, likely in July, after it was stepped up to Rs 1.84 lakh crore for the current financial year in the interim budget, presented on February 1, on account of the Food Corporation of India’s (FCI) allocations under the National Food Security Act and the

Clashes between protesters, security forces after Eid prayers : Kashmir

Clashes between protesters and security forces broke out after Eid prayers in some parts of Kashmir on Wednesday, officials said. There were no reports of anyone getting hurt, they said. Protesters pelted stones on security personnel in some parts of the old city after Eid prayers. Similar incidents were reported in Sopore in north Kashmir

Massive search underway for missing AN-32

Despite inclement weather, a massive search operation is on for an Indian Air Force (IAF) AN-32 transport aircraft with 13 people on board that went missing over Arunachal Pradesh. On Wednesday, the IAF pressed into service a SU-30 jet fighter, C130 J, Mi17 and ALH helicopters to trace the missing Russian-origin transporter aircraft that was

Actor Dinyar Contractor is dead

Veteran model, comedian, theatre and films actor Dinyar Contractor passed away here on Wednesday morning, according to family sources.He was 79 and was suffering from old age related issues.Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister Smriti Irani condoled his death.”Dinyar Contractor was special because he spread lots of happiness. His versatile acting brought smiles on

Maharashtra Muslims celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr

Millions of Muslims celebrated Eid-ul-Fitr – signalling the end of the 30-day fasting period in the holy Ramadan month – with joy and religious fervor in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra on Wednesday.The celebrations started at the crack of dawn with thousands of faithful, clad in their festive finery, congregated at the 600-plus mosques

RBI to go for another rate cut to spur growth

A booster dose in the form of further rate cut is expected from the Reserve Bank to rekindle economic growth which has been stunted by low demand, receding production and stagnant wages.Economy watchers contend that subdued food prices coupled with growth concerns allows RBI to aggressively cut key lending rate. Market observers have prescribed a