Nov 01

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TMC hopes to play pivot in uniting secular forces

Kolkata: Seeking to play a major role innational politics post-2019, the TMC wants to unite secular parties against the “divisive politics” of BJP and RSS. TMC supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee few days back had asked her party leaders to prepare a booklet highlighting the evils of communal politics and dangers of

8 SIMI activists killed hours after escape

BHOPAL JAIL BREAK Union Home Ministry seeks a detailed report from MP government on the jail break. Bhopal: Eight SIMI activists who pulled off a daring prison break and escaped in the wee hours on Monday after killing a security guard at the Bhopal Central Jail here, were hunted down and killed in a police

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Kejriwal alleges judges’ phones being tapped, government denies

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday claimed there were allegations that phones of judges from the Supreme Court to High Courts, were being tapped. His claims were promptly rejected by Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. Addressing the 50th anniversary celebrations of the Delhi High Court here, Kejriwal, in the presence of

Kerala declares itself as drought-hit state

Thiruvananthapuram: State Revenue Minister E. Chandrasekheran on Monday announced in the state assembly that Kerala has been declared a drought-hit state as all the 14 districts are facing extreme drought-like situations. The minister made this announcement after leave of the house for an adjournment motion was sought by senior Congress legislator V.S. Sivakumar. “The south-west

Russia invites India to join fast-neutron reactor project

Mumbai: Russia has invited India to join in developing next-generation nuclear reactors and to participate in its fast-reactor research project, an official of Rosatom, the country’s state atomic energy corporation, has said. The multipurpose fast research reactor project, known by the Russian acronym MBIR, is coming up as the International Research Center in Dimitrovgrad located

No exchange of sweets at India-Pakistan border on Diwali

Attari (Punjab): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Sunday refused to exchange sweets and greetings with Pakistani Rangers along the international boundary on the occasion of Diwali. The BSF move in the wake of the recent heightened tension between the two countries. India has accused Pakistan of supporting terrorists from its soil who carried out

Congress pays tribute to Indira Gandhi, Sardar Patel

New Delhi: The Congress party on Monday paid tributes to the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her 32nd death anniversary. The party also remembered Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel whose birth anniversary falls on the same day. “On this day, Indira Gandhi laid down her life, fighting for India’s unity and integrity. We salute her martyrdom,”

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Modi pays tribute to Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary. “Tributes to Mrs. Indira Gandhi on her death anniversary,” Modi tweeted. Gandhi was India’s first woman Prime Minister. She was born on November 19, 1917 and was assassinated on October 31, 1984, few months after

Modi raises India-origin man’s death in Australia with Turnbull

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, in a telephonic conversation with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull, expressed concern over the death of an Indian-origin man who worked as a bus driver in Australia. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi, telephoned Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia, today to wish him Diwali greetings,” the External Affairs

Yet another school building set on fire in Kashmir

Srinagar: Unknown arsonists on Sunday set ablaze a school building in a south Kashmir village, pushing the number of educational institutes gutted in mysterious fires to 25 during the ongoing unrest. The police said the residents detected the fire in the central government-run Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Aishmuqam of Anantnag district. The fire was extinguished

Kejriwal pays tribute to Saradar Patel on his birth anniversary

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday paid tribute to Saradar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary and said that the country will remain ever obliged to him. “Sardar Patel ki janma tithi par unhe shat shat naman. Desh unka sada rini rahega. (Tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary. Nation

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PM Modi pays tribute to Sardar Patel on his birth anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary and remembered his contribution to India. “I bow to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary. We recall his rich contribution to India,” Modi tweeted. “Paid floral tributes to the great Sardar Patel,” Modi wrote in another

8 SIMI terrorists break out of Bhopal jail, kill cop

Bhopal: Eight terrorists of banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) broke out of Bhopal Central Jail after killing a guard, state Home Minister said on Monday. Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhoopendra Singh told IANS: “Eight SIMI terrorists managed to escape jail on late Sunday night after killing one guard and taking another hostage.” Madhya

Pakistan resorts to shelling at 3 places in Jammu

Jammu: Pakistan Rangers resorted to shelling and firing on the International Border (IB) in R.S.Pura, Suchetgarh and Hira Nagar sectors in Jammu and Kashmir during the night, officials said on Monday. When the entire country was celebrating Diwali — the Festival of Lights, Pakistan Rangers resorted to shelling and firing at civilian and defence facilities

JNU students call for ‘stronger action’ to find Najeeb

New Delhi, Oct 31 (IANS) Jawaharlal Nehru University Students Union (JNUSU) organised a sit-in at the varsity’s Administration Block on Diwali night to make a plea for stronger action in finding Najeeb Ahmed, who is missing now for the last 16 days. The sit-in — light a ray of hope for Najeeb — saw close

Lok Sabha Speaker greets people on Diwali, salutes valour of soldiers

New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Saturday conveyed her warm greetings to the people on the occasion of Diwali. In her message, she said: “I convey my good wishes and heartiest greetings to all my brothers and sisters on the eve of Deepawali.” “The festival of lights, symbolises the triumph of truth and

Air India’s apology for erroneous article on Jagannath temple

Bhubaneswar: Air India on Saturday apologized for publishing an article that said that non-vegetarian dishes were served at the Jagannath temple in Puri. “AI apologizes for the error. Our intention was not to hurt sentiments. #ShubhYatra magazine copies have been removed with immediate effect,” tweeted Air India. Shubh Yatra, the in-flight monthly magazine of Air

Teacher held on charge of sexually abusing teenage boy

Kochi: A 56-year-old teacher has beenarrested and remanded in judicial custody for allegedly repeatedly sexually abusing a teenage boy, police said today. The accused Suresh, who was arrested yesterday, used to take classes for students at a Sunday school attached to a Syrian Jacobite Church near Kothamangalam, about 50 kms from here. Suresh, who is a neighbour

BSF jawan dies in ceasefire violation by Pakistan

Srinagar: A BSF jawan was today killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector along the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. 28-year-old Constable Koli Nitin Subhash, hailing from Sangli in Maharashtra, was martyred this morning in firing by Pakistani security forces, a BSF official said. Subhash had joined BSF in 2008

IED blast in Manipur, no casualty

Imphal: Unidentified attackers today setoff a medium-intensity Improvised Explosive Device (IED) at Gandhi Avenue, the main commercial hub of Imphal, police said. Though it damaged glass panes of some buildings, there was no casualty, the police said. The blast occurred at aroud 7.30 AM in a narrow lane at Gandhi Avenue beside an automobile spare