Sep 30

Pakistan to inform UNSC over India’s ‘surgical strikes’

Islamabad:  Pakistan’s UN Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi is set to meet UN chief Ban Ki-moon on Friday to inform him about the “surgical strikes” that India carried out on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). On Thursday, Lodhi met with New Zealand’s UN Ambassador Gerard van Bohemen, who is the current president of

Defamation case: Arrest warrant issued against Uma Bharti

Bhopal: A non-bailable arrest warrant wasissued against Union Minister Uma Bharti by a local court today for not appearing before it in connection with a 13-year-old defamation case filed against her by Congress leader Digvijaya Singh. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Bhubhaskar Yadav said senior police officers should execute the arrest warrant, while dismissing the Union

RBI Governor Patel meets Jaitley

New Delhi: Ahead of the first interest ratereview since he took over as RBI Governor, Urjit Patel today met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. Although Patel did not offer any comment on his meeting, it is deemed to be customary pre-monetary policy meeting with the Finance Minister. The next bi-monthly monetary policy of RBI is scheduled

Pak should realise its folly, stop abetting terror: Naidu

New Delhi: After India carried out surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC last night, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today voiced hope that Pakistan will realise its folly and stop aiding and abetting terrorism against India. Emphasising that the operations are a “part of the mandate” of the Indian army to “foil

AAP cries foul over sops
AAP hails Army following surgical strike

New Delhi:  Hailing the Army after the surgical strikes on terror launch pads across the LoC, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the entire country stands behind the armed forces. However, AAP leaders, who had earlier attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the Uri attack for not acting against Pakistan, remained silent on the

Rajnath speaks to 4 CMs, opp political leaders on army strike

New Delhi: As part of government’s efforts to take all political parties on board, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today informed Chief Ministers of West Bengal, Odisha, Punjab and Bihar and several opposition political leaders about the Army’s surgical strike across the Line of Control. Soon after the announcement of the surgical strike on the terror launch

Indian Armed Forces fully prepared for any contingency that may arise: DGMO

New Delhi: It has been a matter of serious concern that there has been continuing and increasing infiltration by terrorists across Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir. This is reflected, amongst others, in the terrorist attacks on 11 and 18 September 16 in Punch and Uri respectively. Almost 20 infiltration attempts have also been

Congress supports surgical strikes across LoC

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday wholeheartedly supported the surgical strikes carried out by the Indian army on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). “The Congress wholeheartedly supports the surgical strike on terror (launch) pads in PoK (Pakistan occupied Kashmir) by Indian Army. Salute the valour of our armed forces,” Congress spokesperson

Government calls all-party meeting after surgical strikes

New Delhi: The government has called an all-party meeting on Thursday in the wake of surgical strikes across the India-Pakistan border late on Wednesday night. “We are with the army because they know the situation well and have been facing all the challenges. We will speak after the all-party meeting, which has been convened by

Rahul Gandhi granted relief in criminal defamation case

Guwahati:  Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi was today granted relief by a local court in a criminal defamation case filed against him by a RSS functionary. Gandhi appeared as accused before the court of the Chief Judicial Magistrate Kamrup and was granted Personal Recognisance (PR) bond as he appeared personally and in deference to his

Air India to increase flights to Australia

Melbourne: Air India will introduce three more flights on the Australia-India air route next year, increasing the frequency to 10 flights per week after receiving an overwhelming response. “The response to Air India’s non-stop Dreamliner between Delhi and Sydney-Melbourne has been overwhelming and we will be deploying the additional capacity on this route in the second quarter of

CBI arrests senior judge of Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court, accepting Rs 4 lakh bribe

New Delhi: CBI has arrested a senior judge of Tis Hazari court while allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs four lakh from a lawyer. CBI sources said Rachna Tiwari Lakhanpal, Civil Judge, Tis Hazari court was arrested while allegedly accepting bribe of Rs four lakh from an advocate, who was appointed as local commissioner by her

Woman arrested for attacking BJP MLA

Muzaffarnagar:  A woman was arrested in connection with chilli powder attack on BJP MLA Kapil Dev Agarwal, police said today. Gita, mother of one Vikrant, who was also involved in the attack on the BJP MLA, was arrested yesterday, SHO Rojent Tyagi said. The three accused Vikrant, Kapil and Pradeep are absconding, the SHO said.

Two soldiers killed in firing along LoC by India, says Pakistan

Islamabad: At least two soldiers were killed as Indian and Pakistani troops exchanged fire along the Line of Control (LoC), the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said on Thursday. The exchange of fire began at 2.30 a.m., ISPR said in a statement, and continued till 8.00 a.m., Dawn online reported. “Pakistani troops befittingly responded to Indian

Dan Brown’s new novel is ‘Origin’, to be out next Sept

New Delhi: Dan Brown’s popular character Robert Langdon will feature again in the author’s next thriller “Origin” which will hit the bookstands on September 26 next year. This will be the fifth Langdon thriller after “The Da Vinci Code”, “Angels and Demons”, “The Lost Symbol” and “Inferno”. “Origin” will be published in the UK by

NBB to train teachers for children with special needs

New Delhi: Svayam Foundation and National Bal Bhavan (NBB) unveiled Indias first teacher training certificate programme designed to cater to the needs of children with special needs here on Wednesday. The curriculum of the six-month long programme has been formulated with the aid of Ramakrishna University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu and follows the guidelines as set

Mizoram to continue peace talks with terror outfit

Aizawl: The Mizoram government would continue to hold peace talks with the Manipur-based terror outfit — Hmar People’s Convention-Democratic (HPC-D) and the second round of the bi-partite talks is scheduled on October 5, an official said here on Thursday. The first round of talks between the government and the HPC-D was held on August 10.

Jazzy Tourism Day celebrations in the city

New Delhi: It was a jazzy celebration of World Tourism Day here on Wednesday with the performance of the American group ‘Donald Harrison and the Berklee All Stars’. Led by Grammy-nominated Berklee School of Music alumnus and swinging alto saxophonist Donald Harrison, the band also features Berklee faculty member and singer Patrice Williamson (Boston), Berklee

Rosetta comet mission set for final rendezvous in space

London/Washington: The European Space Agency’s (ESA) Rosetta mission is set to complete its historic 12-year journey in a controlled descent to the surface of its comet on Friday. The spacecraft arrived at its destination comet on Aug 6, 2014, becoming the first mission in history to rendezvous with a comet and escort it as it

CBSE Chairman visits Super 30, interacts with students

Patna: Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Chairman Rajesh Chaturvedi on Wednesday visited Super 30, a programme run by mathematician Anand Kumar for mentoring students from underprivileged families for IIT entrance exam, and interacted with students. Addressing the students, Chaturvedi said India was the hub of knowledge and education in ancient times and there was