Oct 08

Force prepared to take up any challenge: IAF chief

New Delhi: Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on Saturday said the IAF is prepared to deal with “any challenge” in “most befitting manner”. In his message on official Facebook page of the IAF — Indian Air Force, Power to Punish — the Air Force chief said the force is operating some

BJP raps Congress for defending Rahul on ‘Dalali’ jibe

New Delhi:  The BJP on Friday severely criticised the Congress for defending its Vice President Rahul Gandhi over his ‘Khoon Ki Dalali’ remark against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing a press conference here, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that the Congress is busy doing ‘Rahul Gandhi Bhakti’ (worship) and was not bothered about

SC stays Patna HC order quashing liquor ban in Bihar

New Delhi:  The Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Patna High Court order quashing the Bihar government’s ban on liquor. A bench of Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Uday Umesh Lalit gave the respondents – Confederation of Indian Alcholic Beverage Companies and others – six weeks time to respond, and gave the Bihar government four

Kunal Ghosh released from jail

Kolkata:  Rajya Sabha member Kunal Ghosh, an accused in the multi-crore-rupee Saradha chit fund scam, was released from jail on Friday after being behind bars for almost three years. The suspended Trinamool Congress MP was granted interim bail till November 11 by the Calcutta High Court on Wednesday after several of his bail appeals during

‘Modi’s Dussehra event in Lucknow won’t help BJP politically’

Mumbai:  Shiv Sena today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s plan to celebrate Dussehra in Lucknow will not yield the BJP any political benefits in poll-bound UP, which may go on to repeat a Bihar for them. Breaking from tradition, Modi will attend the historic Aishbagh Ramlila at Lucknow on Dussehra next week. Usually, Prime Ministers

Khali’s shows in Gurgaon, Panipat cancelled

Gurgaon:  Fans of professional wrestler ‘Great Khali’ were left disappointed after his show scheduled here for tomorrow was cancelled due to a dispute between the organiser and the ticket distributor company. The organisers said that they have now terminated the contract with this company for the next event to be held at Panipat on October

3 Nigerians held for duping student on pretext of job abroad

Hyderabad:  Three Nigerians who allegedly cheated a student from the city on the pretext of providing him a job in Sydney and made him pay Rs 5.6 lakh as visa processing fee, were arrested from Bengaluru today. Daniel Also Eltus, Chankgoz Ofbeena and Okafor Elvis, all natives of Imo state in Nigeria, were arrested from

Leaders should exercise restraint when Indo-Pak tension high

Jaisalmer:  Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today counselled that leaders must exercise restraint in their comments on security challenges before the country at a time when tension between India and Pakistan has increased. Singh said this without giving a directly reply to a volley of questions by reporters on the controversial remarks made by Congress

India to seal border with Pakistan by Dec, 2018: Rajnath

Jaisalmer:  India will completely seal the border with Pakistan by December, 2018 by using all effective means including technological solutions, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here today. Speaking to media after reviewing the security situation on border with ministers and officials of four states, Singh said India is planning to seal the entire border with

Sisodia flays Amit Shah for attacking Kejriwal

New Delhi:  AAP leader Manish Sisodia on Friday denounced BJP President Amit Shah for criticizing Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal over the army’s surgical strikes. “So now Amit Shah will issue certificates of patriotism?” the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister asked in a tweet. Saying Amit Shah was not even qualified to take Kejriwal’s name, Sisodia

BJP slams Rahul, says ‘dalali’ synonymous with Cong only

New Delhi:  BJP today stepped up attack on Rahul Gandhi for his ‘dalali’ barb on cross-LoC surgical strike, alleging that he has “crossed all limits” with his remarks which “undermine” the armed forces and are an “insult” to their bravery. Urging parties not to politicise the issue of surgical strikes, BJP President Amit Shah also

Jayalalithaa to remain in hospital, no need for substitute CM: AIADMK

Chennai: There is no need for temporary Chief Minister in Tamil Nadu till such time that Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa gets fully recovered and resumes normal activities, said a spokesperson of the ruling AIADMK. “There is no legal necessity for that, he added. The 68-year-old Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospitals on September 22 for

Kejriwal condemns Rahul Gandhi over ‘dalaali’ remark

New Delhi: A day after Congress leader Rahul Gandhi accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of doing “dalali” (profiteering) over the blood shed by Indian soldiers, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday condemned the party’s vice-president for his remarks. “We strongly condemn Rahul Gandhi’s terming our soldiers’ sacrifices and their valour as ‘khoon ki dalaali’,”

Rajnath leaves for Jaisalmer to assess border security

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday left here for Jaisalmer to take stock of the security in the areas along the International Boundary with Pakistan to and meet the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers posted there. “Leaving for Jaisalmer on a two-day visit to Rajasthan. Shall visit forward areas near the international

Won’t support use of Army in political propaganda: Rahul

New Delhi: Facing flak for his ‘dalali’remarks on surgical strikes, Rahul Gandhi today said he has “unequivocally” supported the military action but is against the use of army in political posters and propaganda by BJP. “I fully support the surgical strikes and I have said so unequivocally, but I will not support using the Indian

Samsung profits beat estimates despite Note 7 global recall

Seoul: Despite the global recall of its flagship Galaxy Note 7 over battery explosion fears, Samsung Electronics on Friday released a positive forecast for the third quarter of this year, expecting operating profits of 7.8 trillion Korean won (approx $7 billion) and revenues of 49 trillion Korean won. The operating profits are a 5.6 per

Colgate-Palmolive India appoints M S Jacob as CFO

New Delhi: FMCG major Colgate-Palmolive India today announced the appointment of M S Jacob as its Chief Financial Officer with effect from October 7. “The Board of Directors of the company, at their meeting held on October 06, 2016, has considered the recommendation of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and approved the appointment of M

President on Bengal visit from Friday

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will visit West Bengal for five days from Friday during which he will open the Berhampore military station and pray to Durga in his village in Birbhum district. According to a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement, the Berhampore military station will be inaugurated in Murshidabad district on Saturday. On the same day,

Parrikar demeaning armed forces, alleges AAP

New Delhi: The BJP-AAP war of words on cross-LOC surgical strikes today intensified as the Arvind Kejriwal-led party accused Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar of “demeaning” the armed forces and threatened to file a police complaint against him. Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra called Parrikar “Shah Rangeela”, the Mughal Emperor who it is claimed indulged in

Shock-absorbing skins to protect 3-D-printed robots

New York: Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a new method for 3-D printing soft materials that make robots safer and more precise in their movements. The material could be used to improve the durability of drones, phones, shoes, helmets, and more, according to the researchers. The team’s “programmable viscoelastic material” (PVM)