Oct 22

3 convicts escape from Tripura Central Jail

  Agartala:  Three convicts, all serving life-imprisonment since 2012, escaped from the Central Jail in Tripura, police said on Saturday. “The three convicts — Milan Debbarma, 28; Swarna Kumar Tripura, 22; Rabindra Tripura, 24 — fled from the jail in Bishalgarh on Friday night. They were found missing during the routine roll-call,” Sepahijala district police

Hindu temples in Pakistan to get extra protection

  Karachi:  A Rs 400 million project is set to be launched in Pakistan’s Sindh province to protect Hindu temples, churches and gurdwaras, the media reported on Friday. The Dawn quoted officials as saying that the ambitious project would chiefly invest in the purchase of surveillance cameras to be installed at places of worship across

National Kabbadi player arrested for Abetment of suicide

New Delhi/Mumbai:  National-level kabaddi player Rohit Kumar was today detained in Mumbai while his father surrendered in Delhi in connection with the alleged suicide by his wife Lalita who had accused him and her in-laws of harassment. Rohit, who is in the navy, was detained by a team of Delhi Police in Mumbai at noon,

CBSE class X & class XII exams begin, March 9
CBSE class X board exams likely to be reintroduced

New Delhi:  The CBSE’s Class X boardexaminations, which were scrapped six years ago in order to reduce pressure on students, are likely to be reintroduced following concerns about academic standards being affected. The final decision in this regard will be taken on October 25 in a meeting of Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) which

Rita Bahuguna Joshi joins BJP

  New Delhi:  Months ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, senior Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Thursday joined the BJP here in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. Joshi, who had been with the Congress for 24 years, said it was not an easy decision for her but she had taken it

JNU: Delhi Police forms SIT to trace missing student

New Delhi: Delhi Police today constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to trace a missing JNU hostel inmate following a direction from Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh as protests by a section of students raged on in the campus over alleged inaction by authorities. “We have formed an SIT under Additional DCP-II(South) Manishi Chandra to

India wins 2 silver, 1 bronze at Astronomy Olympiad

Kolkata:  Indian students won two silver and one bronze medals in the 21st International Astronomy Olympiad (IAO) held at Pamporovo, Bulgaria, earlier this month, the National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) said on Thursday. Three students along with two officials from NCSM went for the Olympiad, where India finished among the top four out of

Rs 50,000 reward for missing JNU student

  New Delhi:  The Delhi Police on Wednesday announced a reward of Rs 50,000 for information about missing JNU student Najeeb Ahmed five days after he vanished. In an order issued late Wednesday, the police said that any information or clue regarding the missing/abducted Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student could be given to the Station

Five naval personnel arrested for assault in Goa

Panaji: Five Indian Navy personnel were arrested in Goa for assault late on Wednesday, a police spokesperson said on Thursday. The navy personnel had assaulted a man in South Goa after they suspected him of allegedly abusing the daughter of another naval officer. The personnel involved are posted at INS Hansa. Police said that patrolmen

Ansari returns home after 5-day trip to Hungary & Algeria

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansariarrived here today after his five-day trip to Hungary and Algeria during which he discussed with the leadership of the two countries steps to further strengthen bilateral ties. During the visit, both Hungary and Algeria made it clear that terrorism is a menace and it should be eradicated from the

Fight amongst undermine Republic: Sonia
Sonia appoints 3 new general secretaries in poll-bound Punjab

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has approved fresh appointments in the jumbo Pradesh Congress Committee in poll-bound Punjab, with the addition of three new general secretaries. Congress leader and former mayor of Chandigarh Ravinder Pal Singh Pali, besides Sukhwinder Singh Saini and Rajanbir Singh have been appointed as new general secretaries in the PPCC

Smriti Irani, Sadananda Gowda dropped from Inter-State Council

New Delhi: Union Ministers Smriti Irani and D V Sadananda Gowda have been dropped from Inter-State Council, official sources said today. Irani and Gowda were permanent invitees to the council headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Irani and Gowda were divested of their HRD and Law and Justice portfolios respectively in the last Cabinet reshuffle

India, China hold joint army exercise in J&K

New Delhi: In a first, India and China today carried out a joint army exercise in eastern Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, a move that comes amid hectic diplomatic manoeuvring between the two countries over a host of issues like Nuclear Suppliers Group and designation of Masood Azhar as a terrorist by the UN. During

Army jawan commits suicide in Poonch

Jammu: A 23-year-old Army jawan allegedly committed suicide today by hanging himself in his barrack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district. Lance Naik Anil Bura of an Army unit in Mendhar Sector was found hanging in his barrack this morning, an Army officer said. Attempts to resuscitate him through medical assistance proved futile, he said,

Notice to Katju on petition against his comments on beef

Allahabad: A court here has issued notice toretired Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju on a petition accusing him of having made “objectionable” remarks with regard to consumption of beef in his blog posts. Additional Sessions Judge Shuchi Srivastava passed the order on the review petition of advocate Rakesh Nath Pandey, who alleged that Justice

HC unhappy over non-payment of pension to retd judicial staff

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has expressed unhappiness over non-payment of pension and arrears to retired judicial officers and warned that if they are not paid their dues, it would summon state government officials concerned and deprive them of their pension for two years. “We are most unhappy at this state of affairs. We expect the payment of pension and arrears to commence within four weeks,” said a bench of justices

RSS-trained PM, Parrikar inspired Army for surgical strike: Goa BJP

  Panaji:  The BJP in Goa has defended Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his remarks crediting RSS teachings for the surgical strike in Pakistan occupied Kashmir, with its spokesperson claiming the September 29 strike needed a “director”. “The (Indian) Army has carried out the surgical strike and we appreciate and congratulate it. But for the

Police official shoots self with service revolver

Kolar (Karna): In the third such case in recent months in Karnataka, a police official allegedly shot himself dead with his service revolver at Malur Police Station in Kolar district in the early hours today. 38-year-old Raghavendra Muniyappa, a circle inspector, returned to the police station after a night patrol and shot himself fatally around

Swaraj offers help Twitter, baby born among heart disease
BRICS recognised ‘state protected terrorism as biggest challenge: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday said the just concluded BRICS Summit in Goa recognised “state sponsored and state protected terrorism” as the “biggest” challenge and that it could no longer be the business as usual while dealing with the threat.”State sponsored and state protected terrorism is the biggest challenge: BRICS Summit

Fire in Delhi commercial building

New Delhi: A major fire broke out on Tuesday in a five-storey commercial building in the national capital, officials said.The blaze broke out at the flour mill commercial building located on Roashanara road.”A call was received at 2.45 a.m., following which 30 fire tenders were rushed to the spot,” a fire official told IANS.”It took