Oct 04

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,

Akhilesh back in SP; party vows to defeat communal forces
Shivpal changes SP candidates, Akhilesh says ‘no idea’

Lucknow: Differences in the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) once again came out in the open on Monday when Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav feigned ignorance about announcement of certain party candidates for the forthcoming assembly polls. Talking to reporters after inaugurating his new office here, Akhilkesh Yadav, who is also the Chairman of the party’s state

Kejriwal ‘salutes’ Modi for surgical strikes

New Delhi:  In a rare gesture, Delhi Chief Arvind Kejriwal today “saluted” Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the surgical strikes by the Army on terror launch pads across the LoC and urged the Centre to counter Pakistan’s smear campaign on international stage. Kejriwal, who is often at loggerheads with the Centre, said he may have

Kerala needs 30 lakh jobs for double-digit growth: Assocham

Thiruvananthapuram:  Apex trade organisation Assocham on Monday said Kerala needs to create 30 lakh job opportunities and attract investment worth Rs six lakh crore in the next five years to achieve double-digit growth. The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (Assocham) in its ‘Sustainable Action Plan’ for the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M)

Two suspicious boats sailing from Karachi, high alert in Gujarat and Maharashtra: Sources

Ahmedabad: Multi Agency Center (MAC) has issued warnings to border states, including Gujarat, that two suspicious Pakistan boats, which had left Karachi port, are moving towards either Gujarat or Maharashtra. The intelligence input, which has given latitude and longitude of the boats, mentions that one of the boats has developed technical snag and is holed

Parrikar meets defence chiefs after Baramulla attack

New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday met the three Service chiefs in the wake of a terror attack at a Rashtriya Rifle camp in Baramulla town of Jammu and Kashmir. Army chief General Dalbir Singh, Air Force chief Marshal Arup Raha and Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba met the minister as tension continues

Rahul Gandhi condemns Baramulla army camp attack

New Delhi: Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi on Monday condemned the attack on an army base camp in Jammu and Kashmir’s Baramulla district, saying that “terror and hatred” can never succeed against the “courage and resolve of soldiers”. “Strongly condemn the attack on the army base in Baramulla. Terror and hatred can never succeed against the

A police officer shot dead in Bihar

Patna: A police officer was shot dead in Bihar’s Gaya district on Monday, a district police officer said. Qayamuddin Ansari, the station house officer (SHO) of Kothi police station in Gaya, about 100 km from here, was shot dead by unidentified criminals. “Ansari was killed by motorcycle-borne assassins when he was out on a morning

Rahul Gandhi wishes speedy recovery of Jayalalithaa

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Monday wished a speedy recovery to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, who has been hospitalised since September 22. “My prayers are with Jayalalithaa ji. I wish her a complete and speedy recovery,” Gandhi said in a tweet. Jayalalithaa was admitted to Apollo Hospital in Chennai following

Rs 250 crore declared in Uttarakhand under IDS

Dehradun: Unaccounted wealth and income of Rs 250 crore has been declared by 400 people in Uttarakhand under the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS), an Income Tax official said on Monday. Of this about Rs 112 crore would go to the income tax (IT) department, he said. The official told IANS that while the amount was

KMSS president Akhil Gogoi arrested

Guwahati: Peasant leader Akhil Gogoi was today arrested from the middle of a press conference for allegedly instigating people during eviction near Kaziranga National Park, which had earlier led to the death of two protesters. A case was registered at Jakhalabandha police station in connection with instigating protesters during the eviction drive to clear Kaziranga