Sep 14

Rape case filed against JNU PhD scholar

New Delhi: A case of rape has been registered against a JNU PhD scholar for allegedly raping a 26-year-old woman on the pretext of marriage, police said on Wednesday. A senior police officer requesting anonymity told IANS that the woman had approached the police on Tuesday evening complaining that the accused, Ajay Singh, a resident

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces
No problems in family, says Akhilesh

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday sought to dispel speculations of a rift within the ruling Samajwadi Party, saying there could be problems in the government but not the family. Addressing the media, Akhilesh said, “This is a tussle in the government, not the family.” He said he has taken “only some”

Modi meets Afghan President

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Afghan President Ashraf Ghani here on Wednesday after the latter’s arrival here earlier in the day on his second official visit to India. “Deepening dosti with Afghanistan. PM receives President @ashrafghani on his 2nd visit to India,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with pictures of

Brave woman fights off phone thief

New Delhi: A courageous 40-year-old woman chased away a thief and recovered her mobile phone from him which he had stolen from her bag in a DTC bus in Ambedkar Nagar area of southeast Delhi this evening. Pramila, a resident of Pushp Vihar, was travelling in the DTC bus when the thief stole her mobile

Fire in Okhla subzi mandi; no one injured

New Delhi: Five shops and as many trucks were gutted when a fire broke out in Okhla’s subzi mandi this evening, fire officials said. However, no one was injured in the incident, they said. The fire was reported around 6.45 PM, an official from Delhi Fire Service said, adding 12 fire-tenders were rushed to the

Man kills wife, 2 minor daughters, later surrenders to police

Bhubaneswar: A man today killed his wife and two minor daughters at Petapalli village under Odagaon police station limits in Odisha’s Nayagarh district, the police said. The accused Bhagirathi Nayak surrendered before the police after strangulating his wife Pratima and two daughters at the premises of a school, said T K Reddy, SDPO, Sarankul. While

India to miss target for universal upper-secondary education by 50 Years

India will not have universal upper secondary education (covering the age group 14-17 years and 9th to 12th standard) till 2085, over half a century late, according to the Global Education Monitoring Report 2016 by Unesco. This has to be viewed against the recent improvements in education in India, most notably that there has been

Sushma meets Russian Deputy PM

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday met Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin here. “From Mauritius to Moscow! EAM @SushmaSwaraj receives Deputy Prime Minister @Drogozin of Russia in Delhi,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders. Earlier on Tuesday, Sushma Swaraj met visiting Mauritian

Hyderabad TV channels asked not to show visuals of violence

Hyderabad: Hyderabad police have asked all cable television channels in the city not to show visuals of violence in Bengaluru as it could lead to disturbances. The police issued the advisory to all cable TV channels/network operators in view of the ongoing Eid-ul-Adha and Ganesh festival. Police Commissioner Mahender Reddy urged the managements of all

Five Indians arrested for drug smuggling in China

Beijing: Five Indians have been arrested in China for allegedly smuggling drugs from India, officials said. They were arrested at the Kunming International Airport in Yunnan on September 7. They had flown in from Kolkatta. They were found in possession of 18 kg of cannabis, concealed in their food packets and laptop bags. Official sources said

UP Chief Secretary removed

Lucknow: In a sudden move, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday removed Chief Secretary Deepak Singhal. Principal Secretary (Finance) Rahul Bhatnagar replaced him. Officials refused to comment on the removal of Singhal, who was made Chief Secretary on July 6. He was earlier the Principal Secretary (Irrigation). Informed sources said while Singhal had

Women inmates celebrate Ganpati festival in Kalyan jail

Thane:With people across Maharashtra busycelebrating the Ganpati festival, women inmates at a prison here also left no stone unturned to express devotion to their favourite elephant-headed God.The Aadharwadi jail at Kalyan in the district came alive as around 60 women inmates along with their minor children, aged 1-5, recited and heard bhajans and other devotional

Rajiv case convict Perarivalan attacked in jail

Vellore (TN): A G Peralivalan, one of theseven convicts in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case, was today attacked inside the high security central prison here by another inmate, police said. The 44-year-old was attacked by another inmate Rajesh, they said. Officials declined to spell out details of the incident, including the reason for the attack,

Constitutional amendment an internal issue: Nepal

New Delhi: Ahead of Nepalese Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s visit to India, Nepal today made it clear that the issue of Constitution amendment was an internal matter even as it said that both countries need to “introspect” on past issues like the “blockade”. Visiting Nepalese Foreign Minister Prakash Sharan Mahat also assured full cooperation

One militant killed in gun battle

Imphal: One armed cadre of the Zeliangrong United Front (ZUF) was killed during an hour long gun battle with the cadres of the National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah) late on Monday in Tamenglong district of Manipur. Police sources told IANS on Tuesday that a posse of police and Assam Rifles have reached Taodaijang village

65-year-old suffering from chikungunya dies at Ganga Ram hospital

New Delhi: A 65-year-old man admitted to Ganga Ram Hospital, succumbed to chikungunya on Monday, authorities said, adding that the test for the vector borne disease through RTPCR test for him came positive with an extremely high viral count. R. Pandey, a resident of Ghaziabad, was shifted to Ganga Ram Hospital in Delhi from Yashodra

CBI arrests Sr Railway officer for examination manipulation

New Delhi: A senior railway officer and three others have been arrested for allegedly manipulating answer sheets to favour candidates in a recruitment examination for group D posts in 2011. It is alleged that Rs 2.5 lakh were taken from each candidate to help in changing the optical marks response (OMR) sheets, at the evaluation

Over 27k dengue cases in country, 12k of chikungunya till Aug

New Delhi: Vector-borne disease dengue has affected more than 27,000 people and claimed 60 lives across the country while over 12,000 cases of chikungunya have been reported till last month. According to provisional figures put by National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), around 27,879 cases of dengue have been reported all over the country

Details of Rafale contract finalised: Govt sources

New Delhi: Details of the multi-billion euro contract for 36 Rafale fighter aircraft have been finalised and the government is now working on the inter-governmental agreement (IGA) with France. Government sources said the cost, offsets and service details have been finalised and now the effort is to firm up IGA as envisaged in a pact

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Kejriwal to leave for Bengaluru Tuesday for throat surgery

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will leave for Bengaluru on Tuesday to undergo throat surgery for his persistent cough, an official said. “He (Kejriwal) will leave tomorrow (Tuesday) for Bengaluru for his throat surgery for treatment of his cough problem. He will remain under observation for a few days after the surgery. He