Aug 19

Youth arrested for smuggling cows

Muzaffarnagar: A youth was arrested for allegedly smuggling cows for slaughter in Budhana town, police said today. SHO D K Tyagi said police seized three cows and arrested Rahul, the truck’s owner. Some knives and an axe were also seized from the accused, he said. Police said the truck was stopped by locals last night

Smriti Irani celebrates Raksha bandhan with soldiers in Siachen

Siachen: Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Thursday tied rakhis on several Indian Army soldiers here on the ocassion of Raksha Bandhan. She visited the army base camp in Siachen, the highest battle ground on earth and became the first woman minister in India to do so. Irani distributed sweets among the soldiers and said:

Indian-origin team brings hope for wireless implanted devices

Washington: Taking us one step closer to internet-connected wireless implanted devices, a team of Indian-origin engineers has introduced a new way of communication that allows devices to talk to smartphones and watches. Such devices include brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards and smaller wearable electronics. This new “interscatter communication” developed by the team from University

In 2016, Karnataka charged students, union leaders with sedition— Amnesty latest

Bengaluru: The police investigation against Amnesty International India — for slogans raised during an event the global advocacy organised — is the second such sedition complaint registered in Karnataka this year after a complaint from the student’s wing of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The police charged two students with sedition in Tumakuru on

Ranthambore tigress Machli dies

Ranthambore: Ranthambore Tiger Reserve’s pride, 19-year-old tigress Machli, the oldest big cat ever known to have walked the wilderness, died on Wednesday morning after ailing for some time, officials said. Machli, the most photographed big cat at the reserve, died at 9.40 a.m. She had been refusing food and water for some time. She was

Sonia Gandhi admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital again

New Delhi: Congress chief Sonia Gandhi has been admitted to Sir Ganga Ram Hospital again for a medical check-up, two days after she was discharged following treatment for illness and a shoulder injury. She had visited the hospital yesterday for removal of her stitches from the surgery. Sources, however, today said she was admitted again

Sonia extends greetings on Raksha Bandhan

New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday extended her greetings on Raksha Bandhan and hoped that the “sacred festival strengthens family bonds and creates a safe society for women”. “Having evolved as a powerful symbol of symbiotic and mutual interdependence between individuals and communities, Rakhi represents our glorious culture,” said Sonia Gandhi. She hoped

How Gandhi did not let S H Raza leave India after Partition

New Delhi: When Syed Haider Raza’s family moved to Pakistan after the 1947 Partition, the iconic painter chose to stay back, not just for the sake of his loyalty for his motherland, but for his admiration for Mahatma Gandhi. The veteran artist, who passed away last month at the age of 94 revealed this to

Harsimrat Badal ties rakhis on BSF troopers at Attari border

Amritsar: Union minister for food processing Harsimrat Kaur Badal on Wednesday tied ‘rakhis’ to the Border Security Force (BSF) troopers deployed on the international border at Attari, 30 km from Amritsar. Along with the minister, girls from colleges, schools, and social activists tied ‘rakhis’ on the officers and troopers of the force. Harsimrat said the

Kejriwal defends min wage hike, dares BJP,Cong govts to follow

New Delhi: Defending his government’sdecision to hike minimum wages in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said money in the hands of the poor and middle class, and not “Ambani and Adani”, will benefit the country’s economy. Kejriwal said it was to be seen whether BJP and Congress show the courage to take similar decisions

Ban alcohol in Delhi: BJP tells CM Arvind Kejriwal

New Delhi: BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay has written to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal urging him to impose a ban on alcohol and other intoxicating drinks in the national capital. “I request you to take appropriate action to ban liquor and other intoxicating drinks and drugs completely in National Capital Territory of Delhi in spirit of

2 ‘commander-rank’ cadres among 4 Naxals killed in Dantewada

Raipur: Four Naxals, including a’commander-rank’ woman cadre and another wanted in the deadly Jiram Valley attack, were today gunned down while a jawan was injured in a fierce encounter between security personnel and the ultras in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district. The encounter took place in wee hours in the restive Dabba-Kunna hills when the joint team of CRPF,

Jamia students protesting police ‘raids’ call off agitation

New Delhi :Students at Jamia Millia Islamia who have been protesting since four days against the “surprise checks” by police in the varsity hostels today called off the agitation after the Vice Chancellor assured them of “zero police presence” on campus. Scores of students have been protesting at the varsity alleging that “surprise checks” were

Finance Ministry spikes Gadkari’s greening highways initiative

New Delhi: In a blow to the Green Highways Policy of Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari, the Finance Ministry has rejected his proposal which mandates that developers invest 1 per cent of their total project cost in a corpus fund for roadside plantations. The fund was expected to hold up to Rs.1,000 crore per year

Unitech Slammed by Supreme Court for not refunding money

On Wednesday, Supreme Court strike Unitech for not repaying money to the people, who had invested in two housing projects in Noida and Gurgaon. Both the projects are running years behind schedule.The court lined, Unitech have to pay Rs 5 crore within two weeks and the remaining Rs 10 crore by the end of September

Notorious criminal Zakir Sheikh surrenders

Malda: Zakir Sheikh, a most wanted criminal allegedly involved in 23 cases of murder, has suurendered to police authorities at Malda police station. Superintendent of police Arnab Ghosh told a press meet that Zakir, who was on the run since 2010, was also involved in several cases of kidnapping and illegal possession of arms. Zakir,

‘India’s Internet users to grow over 2-fold to 730 mn by 2020’

New Delhi: Buoyed by Internet penetration inrural areas, the number of web users in India will see a two-fold rise at 730 million by 2020 against 350 million at the end of 2015, a latest report said today. India, whose Internet user base is second largest after China, will remain the fastest growing market, according

11 mysterious deaths in Bihar, probe ordered

Patna: At least 11 people died overnight under mysterious circumstances in Gopalganj district of Bihar. The administration on Wednesday morning ordered a probe after families claimed it to be a hooch tragedy, police said. Five others were in critical conditions at a government hospital here, said the police. All the victims were residents of Nonia

13 persons killed in Uttar Pradesh rains

Lucknow: At least 13 persons were killed in the past 24 hours in rain related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, a home department official said on Wednesday. It has been raining heavily in most parts of central and eastern Uttar Pradesh since Tuesday evening, leading to water logging, caving in of houses and collapse of walls.

Uttar Pradesh government not to remove Noida CEO

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has told the Allahabad High Court that it did not approve of its decision to remove the chief executive officer (CEO) of Noida and Greater Noida Authority, Rama Raman, officials said on Wednesday. This was communicated to the court which earlier asked the state government if it had any other