Sep 13

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

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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

Modi govt resorting to “tax terrorism”: Cong

New Delhi: Congress today accused the Modi government of resorting to “tax terrorism” through “incessant” raids on traders and businessmen after “failure” to bring out black money through income disclosure schemes. “Don’t perpetrate a tax terrorism on the honest taxpayer. One needs only go to any trading hub in the country and there are horror

Jaitley to launch portal for pensioners

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitleywill launch on Wednesday a web portal for pensioners which will serve as a one-stop destination with regard to providing necessary information and speedy redressal of grievances. On September 14, Jaitley will launch a new Digital India initiative taken up by the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), namely, a Web

Final points of Rafale contract being worked out: Govt sources

New Delhi: The contract for 36 Rafales is in the last stages of finalisation and the multi-billion euro deal with France could be announced soon. “Final points of the contract are being worked out. The deal is almost in final stages,” government sources said. Last month, a report submitted by a team negotiating the much-anticipated

Chilly powder thrown at UP BJP legislator

Lucknow: Unidentified assailants threw chilly powder at a Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator in Uttar Pradesh’s Muzaffarnagar district on Monday, police said. Kapil Dev Agarwal was meeting with local people in his residence when three young men came to him under pretext of sorting out some problem and threw the chilly powder at him and

Opposition attacking Rahul over ‘successful’ Kisan Yatra: Cong

Kanpur: The Opposition’s attack against Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Kisan Yatra’ in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh shows that they are rattled by the good response being received by him from the public, party leader Rajiv Shukla said today. “The Opposition is attacking Rahul Gandhi as they are disturbed by the good response being received by him for his

Court sends man to 18-month jail for molesting minor girl

New Delhi: A Delhi court has sentenced a man to 18 months in jail for molesting a girl child after trespassing into her house in the absence of her parents, saying he did not deserve benefit of probation as the victim was a minor. Metropolitan Magistrate Shivani Chauhan handed down the jail term to Hari

Congress must clarify its Zakir Naik link: BJP youth wing

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers on Monday staged a protest against the Congress party for allegedly accepting a donation from Zakir Naik’s NGO through the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. It also sought clarification from the party on its relation with Naik’s NGO — Islamic Research Foundation (IRF). Hundreds of supporters of BJYM,

Amit Shah should have met Velingkar: Goa’s new RSS chief

Panaji: Backing rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar for leading a black-flag protest during BJP national president Amit Shah’s visit to Goa in August, newly appointed state RSS chief Lakshman Behare said that Shah should have met the protesters and tried to understood the issue first hand. Behare also gave a clean chit to Velingkar, who

Security heightened in UP for Eid

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has made elaborate security arrangements here and other ‘sensitive’ places in the state for Eid celebrations on Tuesday, an official said on Monday. The local intelligence units (LIU) were sensitised, and the police force was put on high alert. An official told IANS that additional forces were deployed in Agra,

Government notifies GST Council, in effect from Monday

New Delhi: Following presidential assent last week to the GST Bill, the Union Finance Ministry on Monday notified the provisions of the Constitution Amendment Act that allows for setting up the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council. “The Central Government hereby appoints the 12th day of September, 2016 as the date on which the provisions

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Rahul: PM doesn’t visit Azamgarh farms as his suit may get dirty

Azamgarh (UP): Rahul Gandhi today took an apparent dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his expensive monogrammed suit as he said that he does not visit the farmers as he fears that his suit might get dirty. “He (Modi) does not go to the farmers so that his suit does not get dirty. He

Akbar meets Iranian Foreign Minister

New Delhi: In continuation of India’s flurry of engagements with Gulf and Middle East nations, Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar met Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Tehran on Sunday. “Continuing engagement with a valuable partner. MoS @mjakbar visits Iran, meets Foreign Minister @Jzarif,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted. Akbar

Talgo train completes Delhi-Mumbai trial in less than 12 hrs

New Delhi: The Spanish Talgo train completed today its final trial between Delhi and Mumbai in less than 12-hours at a maximum speed of 150 km per hour speed, to make a strong pitch for its induction in Indian Railways future venture. “The light weight Talgo train covered the distance between Delhi and Mumbai in

MP to be made ‘child heart disease free’

Indore: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has announced that Madhya Pradesh will be made ‘child heart disease free’ state. He also announced implementation of the Mukhyamantri Child Heart Treatment scheme in a new format and that the limit of Rs 2 lakh financial aid will be done away with under this scheme. Addressing the inaugural