Sep 02

Nurses allegedly manhandled by police in New Delhi

New Delhi: Nurses protesting over salaries in Delhi,today was  allegedly manhandled by police and dragged into the

‘Seal Indo-Bangla border under Assam supervision’

Guwahati: Assam government has urged the Centre to seal Indo-Bangladesh border under the supervision of the Army, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said on Thursday. “Our honest aim is to seal the Indo-Bangla border as soon as possible. We have spoken many times to the Centre. We want that the work is done under the supervision

Balochistan experienced intensified bloody August, say activists

New Delhi: A brutal crackdown seems to have taken place in Pakistan’s disturbed border province of Balochistan after Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the human rights violations there in his August 15 Independence Day address. The toll of dead and missing people has witnessed a sharp surge, with at least 67 dead and over 150

Trade unions all set for a day’s strike today

New delhi: The major trade unions have decided to go ahead with their nationwide strike for a day on Friday protesting anti-people policies of the government, while the BMS, affiliated to the ruling BJP, has decided to stay away, a joint statement by Central Trade Unions (CTU) said. The CTUs view the announcements made by

RBI Governor-designate Urjit Patel meets Jaitley

Mumbai: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today held a closed-door meeting with Reserve Bank Governor-designate Urjit Patel. The meeting was held immediately after an interactive session on income declaration and gold monetisation schemes, which was jointly organised by industry chamber Ficci and auditors body ICAI. Apart from Patel, who will take charge from outgoing RBI Governor

Veteran trade unionist Sharad Rao dead

Mumbai: Veteran trade unionist and socialist leader Sharad Rao died here on Thursday after a two-year fight with chronic ulcers. He was 75. The aggressive union leader breathed his last at Nanavati Hospital in Vile Parle around 4 p.m., an official said. He is survived by his wife Shanta, son Shashank and daughter Shilpa who

Sonowal wants Indian Army to seal Indo-Bangla border

Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday sought the help of the central government in sealing the porous Indo-Bangladesh border in Assam, and said that sealing of the international border must be completed under the supervision of the Indian Army. “The Indian Army had sealed the 700-km-long Indo-Pak border in Kashmir within six months.

HC not satisfied with CBI report on benami flats in Adarsh

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said they are not satisfied with a report filed by CBI in response to a public interest litigation alleging allotment of ‘benami’ flats to government officials and politicians in the controversial Adarsh housing society in south Mumbai. “We are not satisfied with the report…It seems there is non-application of

RSS debunks Velingkar’s claim

New Delhi: RSS today debunked its sacked Goa unit chief Subhash Velingkar’s claims that many workers have resigned and the local unit will function independently of the parent body, saying none of its units can dissociate from the outfit and new office-bearers will be announced soon. Goa unit of RSS is and will remain a

Himachal CM starts Rs 27 cr projects in Kinnaur

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Thursday dedicated and laid foundation stones of development projects worth Rs 27 crore in remote Kinnaur district, a statement said. The Chief Minister on the first day of his three-day visit dedicated development projects that included two crucial bridges on the National Highway No.5 (NH-5) at Kharogla

Minor girl raped-murdered, private tutor held

Guwahati: The body of a minor girl, allegedly raped by her private tutor, was found buried in a tea garden in Assam’s Cachar district, police said today. The girl had gone to her private tutor’s house near Haticherra tea garden in Borkhola area of the district on July 28 but was missing since then. Her

Railways offers Rs 10 lakh insurance cover for train travel

New Delhi: The railways today launched ascheme allowing a person to get an insurance cover of upto Rs 10 lakh on booking a train ticket online by paying less than one rupee. A person booking a train ticket through the IRCTC website will be able to opt for travel insurance cover for a premium of

Congress stands by Rahul Gandhi on RSS remarks

New Delhi: Defending party Vice President Rahul Gandhi on his comments on the RSS, the Congress said on Thursday this was an “ideological battle” for him and the party stood by its leader. “This is a fight of principle and ideology. Both Rahul Gandhi and the Congress party will continue to fight this ideological battle,”

Don’t include sugarcane under crop insurance: Centre to UP

New Delhi: Centre today asked the UttarPradesh government not to include sugarcane under the crop insurance scheme as it is not a risky crop. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh has written a letter to the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to reconsider its decision to include sugarcane under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

PoK would have been ours had we opted for military solution: IAF chief

New Delhi: IAF chief Air Chief Marshal ArupRaha today indicated that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK) would have been India’s had the country gone for a military solution rather than taking a “moral high ground”. Raha also rued that air power had not been fully utilised by the Indian government till the 1971 Indo-Pak war. In unusually candid

Rahul says RSS killed Mahatma, ready to face trial

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he stood by his remarks that RSS men killed Mahatma Gandhi and he was ready to face a trial in a defamation case over the controversial comment. Gandhi withdrew a petition before the Supreme Court that had sought quashing of the defamation proceeding in a

India dismisses Iranian news report on Sushma

New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry on Thursday described as “totally false” a report carried by an Iranian news website which, citing an Indian media outlet, quoted Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj as saying that China should be cautious of a visit by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. “The report

VDC member injured in accidental firing in Rajouri

Jammu: A 62-year-old member of Village Defence Committee (VDC) was injured when his rifle went off accidentally in Arghi village of Rajouri district here, police said today. Balak Ram was hit by a bullet yesterday after his rifle went off accidentally, they said, adding he was rushed to a hospital. Police have registered a case

Heavy rains in Delhi for 2nd consecutive day; traffic crawls

New Delhi: Heavy rains continued to lash the national capital for the second consecutive day today leading to water-logging and traffic jams in many areas of the city. Delhi had yesterday recorded season’s highest rainfall at 63.1 mm till 5.30 PM and the readings hovered around the same levels for overnight rains. “The Safdarjung observatory

More than 100 students fall ill in Kanpur after hostel meal

Kanpur: More than 100 students of a private engineering college here in Uttar Pradesh reported sick after having food at the hostel mess, police said on Thursday. At least four are in critical condition. The district administration of Kanpur Dehat (rural) has ordered a probe into the matter and is testing the food served at