Sep 17

Minor’s body found with pellet wounds in fresh Kashmir violence

Srinagar: A class seventh student was allegedly killed, with pellet wounds found in his body, in a late Friday clash with security forces in a hilly village on the peripheries of Srinagar city, officials and witnesses said on Saturday.The death, which took the toll to 89 in the ongoing Kashmir unrest, triggered massive demonstrations in

ED registers case against GCA president, two others

Panaji: The Enforcement Directorate today registered a case of money laundering against Goa Cricket Association’s president Chetan Desai and two others.”We have registered a case to probe allegations of money laundering at GCA,” a senior official said.The FIR filed by ED names Desai, former GCA secretary Vinod Phadke and former treasurer Akbar Mulla.A complaint against

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Modi takes blessings of mother on 66th birthday

Gandhinagar:Prime Minister Narendra Moditoday visited his mother Hiraba here and took her blessings on his 66th birthday.Modi reached the residence of his brother Pankaj Modi in Raysan area of state capital here, where his 97-year-old mother is stayingThe Prime Minister sought her blessings and spend around 25 minutes with her. He later drove off to

Ajay Chautala case: Court issues warrants against CBI officers

New Delhi: A special court has issued bailable warrants against two CBI officers for not appearing before it to record evidence in a disproportionate assets case against INLD leader Ajay Chautala. Special Judge Sanjay Garg-I also directed a CBI Joint Director to file an action taken report (ATR) on why summons issued to the agency

SC to hear petition against Shahabuddin’s bail on Monday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court will hear on Monday a plea by a Siwan resident seeking cancellation of the bail granted to former RJD MP Mohamed Shahabuddin on the ground that the strongman-turned-politician would misuse his liberty to derail the trial in the murder of his son. Chandrakeshwar Prasad alleged that his own life was

Congress CM, 42 MLAs defect to BJP ally in Arunachal

Itanagar: Chief Minister Pema Khandu and 42 Congress MLAs on Friday quit the Congress and defected to the Peoples Party of Arunachal (PPA), an ally of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Khandu told reporters that he had informed Speaker Wangki Lowang that “we are merging the Congress with the PPA”. PPA chairperson Kameng Ringu said

AIIMS doctor commits suicide

New Delhi: An AIIMS doctor allegedly committed suicide by injecting herself with some poisonous substance at her flat in IP Extension in east Delhi, police said today. 30-year-old Dr Ritu Bangoti allegedly took the extreme step at her flat in Kurmanchal Apartment of IP Extension yesterday evening, police said. The deceased was reportedly having strained

Woman, paramour commit suicide in UP

Shahjahanpur: A 25-year-old woman and her nephew who was her paramour committed suicide by consuming poison in Abhayan village here, police said today. The woman Madhu had been married to the uncle of her 22-year-old paramour Lokesh four years ago and also had a child, police said. The duo committed suicide yesterday, police said, adding

Sushma calls on Nepal PM

New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on visiting Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal “Prachanda” here on Friday. “EAM @SushmaSwaraj calls on PM Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup tweeted along with a picture of the two leaders. Prachanda is scheduled to hold bilateral talks with

Lord Ganesha immersions end in Maharashtra, 16 deaths

Mumbai/Nagpur: The immersion of thousands of idols of the elephant-headed Lord Ganesha ended in most parts of Maharashtra on a tragic note with at least 16 visarjan-related deaths in the 24 hours to Friday morning, officials said. Two people are missing At least seven deaths took place in Nashik during immersion ceremonies in the district

Parchanda receives ceremonial welcome

New Delhi: Nepal’s new Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Parchanda’ received a ceremonial welcome here at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Friday. He is in India on a four-day state visit. Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Parchanda at Rashtrapati Bhawan. “Ceremonial honours for a neighbour! PM Nnarendra Modi receives Nepal PM Pushpa Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on his state

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Regret not fulfilling promises I made as a politician:Bachchan

New Delhi: Megastar Amitabh Bachchan may have had a short tryst with politics but the actor says he is still not able to get over the times as he “regrets not fulfilling the promises” he made to the people of his constituency- Allahabad. The 73-year-old National award-winning actor took a break from acting in 1984

Shah for celebrating Modi’s birthday as ‘sewa divas’

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah today pitched for celebrating the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17 as ‘sewa divas’ (day of service) and declared that he will take part in a cleanliness drive in Telangana on the day. “Lets celebrate the Prime Minister’s birthday as sewa diwas. I am happy that

India takes dig at Pak over violence in Afghanistan

New Delhi: In an apparent dig at Pakistan, India today said while it has always worked towards Afghanistan’s development, there are some who have given the country only “bloodshed and violence”. India has engaged with Afghanistan in capacity and capability building in agriculture, water, infrastructure, energy, health, education and many other sectors and the landmarks

Kashmir remain shut for 70 consecutive days

Srinagar: Curfew like restrictions were imposed by authorities in Srinagar and other parts of Kashmir Valley on Friday to prevent separatists called protests. The authorities did not mention if there would be curfew anywhere in the valley on Friday, but deployed security forces were disallowing all pedestrian and vehicular movement in old city areas of

Website, app for AIR’s Balochi service to be launched tomorrow

New Delhi: Public Broadcaster Prasar Bharati will launch a website and mobile app tomorrow for All India Radio’s Balochi service to reach out to the people who speak the language across the globe. According to officials, the Balochi website and mobile app will be launched by Prasar Bharati Chairperson A Surya Prakash. As part of

Shutdown in Tamil Nadu evokes mixed response

Chennai: The shutdown strike called by various organisations representing farmers, traders, transporters and others began in Tamil Nadu on Friday with mixed results. The general strike called by different organisations demanded Cauvery river water and protested against attacks on Tamils and their property in Karnataka. While public transport, government offices, schools, colleges, banks and others carried

Mauritius seeks India’s support in handloom, handicraft

New Delhi: Mauritius today sought India’sassistance to develop its handloom and handicraft sectors, outlining the potential areas for bilateral cooperation. Mauritius Finance Minister Pravind Jugnauth, currently on a visit to India, today met Union MSME Minister Kalraj Mishra. “We seek India’s assistance to develop handloom and handicraft sectors in Mauritius,” Jugnauth said, highlighting other possible

IDS: I-T offices to remain open till midnight on Sep 30

New Delhi: The taxman will undertake a midnight vigil on September 30 as CBDT has directed the Income Tax department to keep their country-wide offices open in order to receive declarations under the domestic black money window – the Income Declaration Scheme (IDS). “The last date for making declaration under the IDS, 2016 is September

Promote Hindi in higher education: Subhash Chandra

New Delhi: No language can replace Hindi as the “language of common man” while efforts should be taken to make Hindi the medium of instruction (MOI) in higher education, Rajya Sabha MP Subhash Chandra said. “English cannot replace Hindi as the language of communication in this country. The language of the common man is Hindi