Sep 23

Samsung Note 2 catches fire mid-air during landing at Chennai airport

Chennai: A Samsung Note 2 handset is suspected to have caught fire in an aircraft landing at the Chennai airport on Friday morning, senior Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) officials said. “While landing at the Chennai airport at 7.45 a.m., the cabin crew detected smoke in a Samsung Note 2 handset kept in the

Three arrested, murder plan foiled

New Delhi: Police today claimed to have foiled a murder plan after arresting three persons, including a rape convict, who was absconding after jumping parole. Ankit (23), Chand (30), and Amit (22) were arrested on Wednesday while going to Badli from Shalimar Bagh in a car, they had snatched at gun-point from Dwarka. They were

SC agrees to hear on Oct 3 a fresh plea of Sahara chief

New Delhi: SC grants one week to Sahara chief Subrata Roy to surrender and return to custody. The Supreme Court on Friday gave Sahara chief Subrata Roy time till September 30 to surrender. The court had earlier on Friday morning recalled its interim order granting him parole. The bench headed by Chief Justice of India

Six militants killed, one Army personnel injured in encounter

Diphu: At least six Karbi Peoples Liberation Tigers (KPLT) militants, including two of its top leaders, were killed and an army man was injured in an encounter with security forces in the early hours in Karbi Anglong district of Assam today. On specific information, the joint police and army team launched an operation at Banipathar

Troops open fire after ‘suspicious movement’ on LoC

Srinagar: Border Security Force (BSF) troopers opened fire following suspicious movement along the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in north Kashmir’s Kupwara district. Police said the BSF troops posted in the upper bore area of the LoC in Keran sector noticed some suspicious movement after which they fired. “Searches have been started in the

Uri attack: Sharif says India has habit of blaming Pakistan

New York: Remaining in the denial mode,Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today termed as “India’s long-time habit” the assertion that his country was behind the Uri attack. He told Pakistani journalists here that India blamed Pakistan for the attack on army camp in Uri within a few hours of the incident and claimed that questions

Cong finds ‘fault’ in Mohalla clinics, alleges corruption

New Delhi: Delhi Congress today alleged corruption in the running of the Mohalla clinics as it released its survey report highlighting “lapses and ad-hocism” in the Kejriwal government’s ambitious health project. Delhi Congress chief Ajay Maken said the report was prepared on the basis of a two-day survey conducted by Congress volunteers who covered the

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Vice President to visit Nigeria, Mali

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari will embark on a four-day visit to Nigeria and Mali from Monday to strengthen India’s ties with two west African nations. Announcing the visit here on Thursday, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said Ansari will visit Nigeria at the invitation of Nigerian counterpart Yemi Osinbajo. His delegation

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Amidst Uri, Modi still targeting AAP: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday expressed surprise that at a time when Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be focusing on the Uri terror attack, his machinery was targeting the AAP. “I am amazed at a time when PM should be working on Uri, his machinery is working overtime to get AAP

GST from April 1, 2017 across India: Meghwal

New Delhi: The Union government is abiding by the April 1, 207 target date for implementing the goods and services tax (GST) across India, Minister of State for Finance, Arjun Ram Meghwal said here on Thursday. “I can assure you that April 1, 2017 is the target date for implementing GST in India and we

Infrastructure key to economic growth: Jaitley

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said that infrastructure is the key to economic growth. Jaitley said this in his inaugural address at the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) India 2016 seminar on “Best Practices in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) and Long-term Infrastructure Financing”. The one day seminar was

Govt targets doubling food processing levels to 20 pc

Mumbai: The Central government is looking to double food processing levels to 20 per cent by the end of its five-year term, Union Food Processing Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal said today. “Once five years of this government are up, the food processing levels which are at 10 per cent should at least have reached 20

AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan granted bail

New Delhi: A court here on Thursday granted bail to AAP legislator Amanatullah Khan, who was arrested for alleged sexual harassment of a relative. Khan, who represents Okhla constituency in south Delhi, was arrested on Wednesday morning after being called for questioning. He was later produced before Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh Rawat who sent him

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan gets bail in sexual harassment case

New Delhi: A Delhi court today granted bail to AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan, who was arrested in connection with a sexual harassment case filed by his sister-in-law, after the investigator said he was not required for custodial interrogation. Metropolitan Magistrate Vijeta Singh Rawat gave the relief to the politician on a personal bond of Rs

President greets Saudi Arabia on its National Day

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended his greetings to the King and people of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of their National Day, observed on September 23. In a message to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the President underlined the “millennia-old cultural and economic exchanges underpinned by extensive people-to-people contacts” between the two

President greets Saudi Arabia on its National Day

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday extended his greetings to the King and people of Saudi Arabia on the occasion of their National Day, observed on September 23. In a message to King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, the President underlined the “millennia-old cultural and economic exchanges underpinned by extensive people-to-people contacts” between the two

Somnath Bharti of AAP arrested for misbehaving with AIIMS security guards

New Delhi: AAP MLA Somnath Bharti arrested by Delhi Police for assaulting AIIMS security guards on Thursday. Earlier, FIR was registered against Bharti  for allegedly misbehaving with security guards of AIIMS. The case was registered at Hauz Khas police station in the national

Tourism sector still largely unexplored: Jaitley

New Delhi: Given its geography and rich cultural diversity, India has every reason to attract many more tourists than it presently does, but the sector remains largely unexplored, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Wednesday. “Given India’s cultural diversity and its geography, tourism should have come as a natural activity to its people,” Jaitley

Gurgaon builder booked for Rs 9-crore fraud

Gurgaon: Senior officials of Empathy Infrastructure & Engineering Private Limited and a few others have been booked on charges of cheating and fraud involving Rs 9 crore, the city police said on Wednesday. A case under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) sections relevant to hatching of conspiracy, cheating, fraud, and preparing and using fake papers

Rahul Gandhi to visit Mathura on Sep 26

Mathura: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s roadshow will enter Mathura on September 26 as part of his ongoing ‘Deoria to Dilli kisan yatra’. The rally will pass through the major areas of Vrindavan and Mathura before converging into a general gathering at the Jubilee Park in the central part of the city. Gandhi and other