Sep 28

President pays obeisance at Kedarnath shrine 

Dehradun: President Pranab Mukherjee today paid obeisance at the Kedarnath shrine in Uttarakhand on the second day of his three-day visit to the hill state.     Accompanied by Governor K K Paul and Chief Minister Harish Rawat, the President spent about an hour at the temple offering prayers and taking a round of it, Sri Badrinath-Sri

India responsible with its nuclear technology: Carter

Washington: India is a responsible nuclear state while Pakistan’s history of nuclear weapons is entangled in tensions and the US was working with Islamabad to ensure stability, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter has said. “The landscape of nuclear weapons have changed in the last 25 years,” Carter said yesterday in his remarks on “Sustaining Nuclear Deterrence”

Lost a key world leader in Peres: Modi

New Delhi, Sep 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of former Israeli President Shimon Peres and said the world has lost a key leader and friend of India. “In former President Shimon Peres, we lost a key world leader and a friend of India. Pained by his demise. Our condolences

JD-U legislator files FIR against Katju

Patna: A Janata Dal-United MLC in Bihar has filed an FIR against former Supreme Court judge Markandey Katju for his sarcastic comment about Bihar on social media. Neeraj Kumar on Tuesday said he has lodged an FIR against Katju as his comment hurt 10.5 crore Biharis, living in the state, in India and abroad. Offering a

India to boycott Saarc Summit in Islamabad, Pakistan says ‘unfortunate’

New Delhi:  India on Tuesday announced it will not attend the SAARC Summit in Islamabad in November, saying that regional cooperation and terror don’t go together. Pakistan has termed the boycott decision as “unfortunate”. India, the largest member of the eight-nation South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc), announced its decision to pull out hours

Ex-Bureaucrat BK Bansal with son commits suicide in Delhi

New Delhi: Suspended Corporate Affairs Ministry officer B.K. Bansal, who was arrested for taking a bribe, and his son Yogesh, committed suicide by hanging themselves from ceiling fans at their apartment, police said on Tuesday. According to the police, Bansal, 60, and his 30-year-old son were found hanging in separate rooms by their maid Rachna in

Farmer-oriented schemes resulted increase among crop yield: President
President on a 3-day visit to Uttarakhand

Dehradun: President Pranab Mukherjee will arrive in Uttarakhand on Tuesday for a three-day visit, officials said. Elaborate security arrangements were made for the high-profile visit and security has been beefed up at places where he is slated to visit. On his first day, the President will inaugurate a building ‘Aashiana’ at the Presidential Bodyguards’ campus

Former BJP leader booked for rape, attempt to murder

New Dehli: Ashok Pradhan, Ex-MP of BJP from Khurja and current a senior Samajwadi Party functionary booked in charges of rape and attempt to murder case after a 24-year-old woman filed a case against him in Noida on Tuesday. As per reports, the women has named her whole family including her husband, parents- in law,

Concrete steps would have strengthened Sushma’s position at UN: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday said that had the government taken more concrete steps against Pakistan following the Uri attack, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj’s position at United Nations General Assembly would have been stronger. “Whenever an Indian representative speaks on foreign soil, it’s not the time for politics. The entire country stands behind

Karnataka seeks more time to release Cauvery water

Bengaluru: An aggrieved Karnataka on Monday sought time till January from the Supreme Court to release more Cauvery river water to Tamil Nadu as it needs the depleting quantity for drinking purpose. “Our lawyers have filed an interim petition today (Monday) in the Supreme Court, seeking modification of its September 20 order to release 6,000

Two week long Indo-US military exercise over

New Delhi: The two-week-long Indo-US military exercise ‘Yudh Abhyas’ in Uttarakhand, with a “focus on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations under UN mandate”, ended on Monday, a defence statement said. The exercise, at the Chaubattia Military Station, near Ranikhet, also aimed at building positive military relations between the two countries and allowed the two armies to

Rahul blames BJP-RSS for shoe hurled at him

Sitapur (UP): A shoe was today hurled at Rahul Gandhi by a man during his roadshow here, prompting the Congress vice president to blame the BJP and the RSS for the incident. Hariom Mishra (25), the man who hurled the shoe at Rahul, was immediately overpowered by the police and taken into custody for questioning

Gang raped by three men, girl commits suicide

Lucknow: A 15-year-old girl committed suicide after being allegedly gang raped by three youths in Lakhimpur district, police said today. The alleged incident took place yesterday in Isanagar area, when the victim, who was alone in the house after her father went to buy medicines, was raped by Sandeep, Sunder and Manoj, police said. Depressed

Three CRPF personnel inured in grenade attack

Srinagar: Three CRPF personnel were injured in a grenade attack by militants in south Kashmir’s Kulgam district today, police said. Militants hurled a grenade at a CRPF party in Wanpoh area of the district, a police official said. He said three CRPF men sustained injuries in the attack. Security forces have cordoned off the area

SC refuses urgent hearing on PIL Indus Water Treaty

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today refusedto grant an urgent hearing on a PIL seeking declaration of the India-Pakistan Indus Water Treaty as unconstitutional.”There is no urgency in the matter. It will come up for hearing in due course,” a bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice A M Khanwilkar said. Advocate M

SC moved challenging validity of Indus Waters Treaty

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday was urged to hear a plea challenging the constitutional and legal validity of the Indus Waters Treaty between India and Pakistan.As the petitioner, advocate M.L.Sharma, urged the court to hear the petition on an early date in the course of the mentioning, a bench of Chief Justice T.S

Three Naxals killed in gunbattle

Raipur: Three Naxals, including twocommander rank cadres, were today killed in a gunbattle with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bastar division, police said.”While two hardcore Maoist commanders were gunned down in Narayanpur district, another rebel was killed in neighbouring Kondagaoan district early this morning,” Inspector General of Police (Bastar Range) SRP Kalluri told PTI. In

PM greets Manmohan Singh on birthday

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his 83rd birthday, wishing him a long and healthy life. He also spoke to Singh and extended birthday greetings to him. “Warm birthday wishes to Dr. Manmohan Singh ji. May God bless him with a long and healthy life,” he said in

Slap on Hizbul Mujahideen commander, 25,000 Kashmiris apply for SPO’s

Srinagar: Tall claims of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Riyan Naik fallen flat, when the Kashmiris flooded in recruitment drive for SPO’s. Despite threatened by the Naik, as many as 25000 Kashmirirs filled the form. On Aug 30, Riyaz Naik has circulated a threatening video with pressing his decision against recruitment of SPO’s in Kashmir. In his video,

Government working on scheme for Paralympics development: Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated Indian medallists at the recently-held Rio Paralympics, saying his government was working on bringing a proper scheme for the development of para athletes. “Every citizen of the country developed an emotional attachment with our sportspersons in Paralympics. India is on the path to bring a proper