Oct 05

Save India from 'dictatorial forces', says Kejriwal
Ink thrown at Kejriwal, two detained

Bikaner: Two ABVP activists threw ink at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his comments on surgical strikes by the Army on terror launch pads across the LoC, in Transport Nagar of Rajasthan’s Bikaner district. ABVP activists yesterday raised slogans against the Aam Aadmi Party national convener and threw ink at him, Kote Gate police

Twitter may receive bids this week: Report

New York: As Google, Sales force and even Walt Disney join the race to buy Twitter, the micro-blogging website is expected to receive bids this week, media reported on Wednesday. According to Wall Street Journal, Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is “building a case to Salesforce.com Inc. investors and others that his company should be the

PM chairs CCS meeting

New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Security (CCS) to discuss the security scenario in the wake of the surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC. The meeting was briefed about the situation on the LoC and the International Border as well as the hinterland,

IFRS 9 may pose operational challenge for APAC banks

Chennai: Moving over to International Financial Reporting Standard (IFRS) 9 or its local equivalent that requires providing for expected credit losses may create operational challenges across many Asia-Pacific (APAC) banking systems, said credit rating agency Fitch Ratings. According Fitch, IFRS 9 is one of the more significant accounting changes that banks are facing, and will

Unfavourable weather condition delays launch of Indian satellite

Chennai: The liftoff of Ariane 5 rocket with Indian satellite GSAT-18 has been postponed to October 6 due to unfavourable weather conditions, said Arianespace. According to the French company Arianespace, the rocket launch has been delayed by 24 hours. The rocket is expected to liftoff between 2 a.m. and 3.15 a.m. from Kourou (French Guiana)

BJP demands Kejriwal’s resignation for his pro-Pakistan stance

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party workers on Tuesday staged a protest outside Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence accusing him of a pro-Pakistan stance on the recently conducted surgical strikes by the Indian army. They demanded his resignation. Hundreds of BJP supporters, led by Delhi unit chief Satish Upadhyay and Leader of Opposition in Delhi

BJP slams Kejriwal, Chidambaram for seeking proof of army action

New Delhi: The ruling BJP on Tuesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram for seeking proof of the surgical strikes by the Indian Army across the Indo-Pak border. Addressing the media here, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that in such matters, the entire country and leaders across party

BJP asks Kejriwal if he trusts Indian Army or Pak ‘propaganda’

New Delhi: Attacking Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his remarks “seeking proof” of the anti-terror surgical strike in PoK, BJP today asked him not to belittle the armed forces by getting influenced by Pakistani “propaganda”. At a press conference, Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said the AAP leader should answer whether he believed in

Cross border terror a challenge to India: Modi

New Delhi: Growing radicalization and cross-border terrorism posed a serious challenge to India’s security, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday. The Prime Minister made the comments after signing an MoU with his Singapore counterpart Lee Hsien Loong to facilitate greater business exchanges and collaborations. “Rising tide of terrorism, especially cross-border terrorism, and the rise

Situation still ‘live’ after surgical strikes: IAF chief

New Delhi:  The situation on the frontier with Pakistan is still “live” after the surgical strikes on terrorist launch pads by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LOC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the IAF chief said Tuesday, adding that the force is fully capable of handling any eventuality, including a two-front war. “Things

BJP attacks Kejriwal, Chidambaram for seeking proof of surgical strikes

New Delhi: The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday attacked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram for seeking proof of the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian Army across the Line of Control in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad, addressing the media here, said that in such

Sri Lankan PM arrives on India visit

New Delhi: Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe arrived here on Tuesday on a three-day official visit to India.”Sri Lankan PM Ranil Wickremesinghe arrives in New Delhi; he will hold talks with top leaders including PM Narendra Modi,” state broadcaster Doordarshan tweeted. Wickremensinghe will hold bilateral talks with Prime Minister Modi here on Wednesday, according

Pakistan Army shelling Indian posts at three places on LOC

Jammu:The Pakistan Army started heavy mortar shelling on Indian positions at three places on the Line of Control (LoC) in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday.According to the police, after violating the ceasefire in Kalsian area of Nowshera sector in the morning, the Pakistan Army has started heavy shelling at Indian posts in

Normal life remains disrupted in Kashmir

Srinagar: Normal life remained affected inKashmir for the 88th consecutive day today due to the separatist-sponsored strike, but the signs of fatigue from the nearly three month long unrest were visible as more people are resuming their day-to-day activities. Many street vendors and hand cart vendors have set up their stalls along the TRC Chowk-Batamaloo

Economic impact of India-Pak tensions will be marginal:Jaitley

Toronto: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley hasexpressed confidence that any economic impact arising from recent tensions with Pakistan and incidents like the surgical strikes undertaken by Indian special forces will be “extremely marginal”.Addressing a gathering at the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management, Jaitley said that any impact that had been felt on the markets

NSA Doval meets Chinese envoy

New Delhi: National Security Advisor Ajit Doval met new Chinese envoy Luo Zhaohui here on Monday, days after China again stalled India’s move to get Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar listed as a terrorist by the United Nations. The meeting between the two, held at South Block, comes as China has been openly supportive of

Congress undecidedcity assembly segments, manipulations Delhi
Kejriwal publicizing Pakistan’s point of view: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday criticized Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for “publicizing Pakistan’s point of view” over the surgical strikes carried out by Special Forces of the Indian Army and said that whatever he does on the issue should be “well thought”. “All the political parties have supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi in

Jayalalithaa’s condition continues to improve, says hospital

Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa, who has been undergoing treatment at Apollo Hospital since last month, continues to improve, the hospital said on Monday. In a statement here, Apollo Hospitals said that the treatment plan including appropriate antibiotics, respiratory support and other allied clinical measures are presently being continued to treat the infection. It

Two Hyderabad teens drown while taking selfie

Hyderabad: Two teenagers drowned in a quarry filled with rainwater while taking selfies here, police said today. A group of 14 youngsters had gone to the quarry at Kothwalguda on the city outskirts last evening and some of them entered into the water to take selfies and photos. Two of them, aged 19 and 17

Married woman gangraped in UP

Ballia (UP): A 20-year-old married woman was allegedly gang-raped by two youths in Khejuri area here, police said today. The incident took place when two youths reached the victim’s house and took her to secluded place after falsely telling her that her mother was ill, they said. “The youths, identified as Rahul Chauhan and Manish,