Oct 06

Kejriwal again urges Centre to expose Pakistan

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday again urged the Centre to expose Pakistan internationally, while hailing the media for exposing its false propaganda on surgical strikes. “So happy that some media exposing Pakistan’s false propaganda. I congratulate them. Urge Indian govt (government) to likewise expose Pakistan internationally,” Kejriwal tweeted. He quoted a

Modi congratulates ISRO

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday congratulated Indian space scientists for successful launch of the communication satellite, GSAT-18, calling it “another milestone for our space programme”. “Congratulations to @isro for successfully launching the communication satellite, GSAT-18. This is another milestone for our space programme,” Modi tweeted. The Indian communication satellite GSAT-18 was successfully

Govt approves MoU with EU on water management

New Delhi:  Seeking to enhance the country’s capabilities in water management, the government today approved signing of a pact with the European Union on water resources. The MoU envisages strengthening the technological, scientific and management capabilities of India and the European Union in the field of water management on the basis of equality, reciprocity and

BJP, media wrongly attributed words to Kejriwal: Sisodia

Panaji: AAP leader Manish Sisodia today alleged that BJP and the media attributed words to Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal which he never uttered on the issue of the surgical strikes by the Army across the LoC. Referring to a video message of Kejriwal, Sisodia told reporters in Goa that the AAP convener never uttered the

Cabinet clears India-AARDO MoU on rural development

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday gave its approval for the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and African-Asian Rural Development Organisation (AARDO) for capacity building programmes in the rural development sector. “The MoU for the triennium 2015-2017 is being signed under which capacity building programmes for AARDO member countries will be

Royal Bengal Tiger dies in Borivali national park

Mumbai: A 13-year-old Royal Bengal tiger inhabiting the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in suburban Borivali died of age-related ailments. The feline, named Palash, died yesterday, veterinarian Dr Shailesh Pethe said. Palash had been on saline for four days, but chances of its survival were grim due to renal failure, the doctor said. Tiger, being a

Cabinet clears transfer of IARI land to veterinary council

New Delhi: The Cabinet on Wednesday approved the proposal for transfer of two acres of land from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute (IARI) to the Veterinary Council of India (VCI). “Transfer of land will be on lease basis for a period of 99 years at a total lease rent of Rs 8,01,278/- @ Re 1

Raid at call centres for duping US citizens

Thane:  In a major raid, over 500 employees of some call centres were detained for allegedly threatening the US citizens and siphoning off their money in Mira Road area here, police said today. The raid was carried out by over 200 police personnel, mostly from the Crime Branch, late last night and continued in the

Data breach threat is real and rising fast in India: Kaspersky Lab

New Delhi: If you are running an enterprise or planning a start-up in India, accepting the fact that cyber security threats are real and dangerous is the first step towards securing your data in the long run, a top cyber expert has suggested. India is among the top five countries in the world to be

SC to hear plea against bail to Bihar MLA in rape case

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday will hear the Bihar government’s petition challenging the grant of bail to Raj Vallabh Prasad Yadav, accused of raping a minor in February 2016. The state assembly member has been suspended from the ruling RJD. A bench of Justice Anil R. Dave and Justice L. Nageswara Rao agreed

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