Sep 05

SC grants Centre four weeks to respond on triple talaq issue

New Delhi: The Supreme Court today granted four weeks time to the Centre to file its reply on a batch of petitions on triple talaq and the plight of Muslim women. A bench comprising Chief Justice T S Thakur and Justice D Y Chandrachud gave time after additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta sought more time

Minor killed in leopard attack

Bahraich (UP): A five-year-old girl was killed when a leopard attacked her in Ramgaon area here, police said today. The incident took place yesterday when the animal attacked the minor outside her house, they said. Later, her mutilated body was recovered from a near by forest, police said. Divisional Forest Officer Akhilesh Pandey said attempts

Sex CD case: Sandeep Kumar’s PA arrested

New Delhi: Personal assistant of Sacked cabinet minister Sandeep Kumar, has been arrested in-connection with sex CD case. The arrested accused has been identified as Parveen

India victim of cross-border terror, says President

New Delhi: Sharing his experience in politics of India post-Independence, President Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said that India is currently a victim of cross-border terrorism and not a homegrown one. He said homegrown terrorism is the biggest menace in the world today, but India has been broadly spared from it. Mukherjee said: “We certainly face

RBI Governor faces tough questions among demonetisation
Urjit Patel assumes charge as new RBI Governor

Mumbai: Urjit Patel has assumed charge as the 24th Governor of Reserve Bank, succeeding Raghuram Rajan whose three-year controversy-ridden tenure ended yesterday. Patel has assumed charge effective September 4, 2016, after serving as deputy governor since January 2013, RBI said in a statement today. He was reappointed as deputy governor on January 11, 2016, after

SC to hear Delhi government’s plea on Sep 9

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday said that it will hear the plea of the Delhi government challenging the Delhi High Court’s decision on the power and position of Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung on September 9. The Kejriwal government had challenged the Delhi High Court verdict that Lt. Governor was the administrative head and

Start unconditional talks with all Kashmir stakeholders: CPI-M

Srinagar: CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Monday urged the government to start an “unconditional dialogue” with all stakeholders, including separatists, for peace in Kashmir that is battling nearly two months of the deadliest unrest in years. “The state and central governments have to take the political dialogue forward now. There will be no solution

Prime Minister pays tribute to Radhakrishnan on Teachers’ Day

New Delhi: Paying tributes to the second President of the country Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked people to share their anecdotes about their teachers. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi has saluted the dedication and commitment of all the teachers on Teachers’ Day. Prime Minister has also paid his tributes to Dr. Sarvepalli

Modi meets Theresa May at G20 Summit

Hangzhou (China):Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday met his British counterpart Theresa May on the sidelines of the ongoing G20 Summit here. This was Modi’s first bilateral with May who succeeded David Cameron after he stepped down following UK’s decision to exit the European Union in June. “Building opportunities with the UK,” External Affairs Ministry

Enough words, let’s see some action now on Kashmir: Omar Abdullah

Srinagar: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Sunday said there have been enough words on the Kashmir problem but the need of the hour is some concrete action, referring to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s observation that “vishwas” (trust) and “vikas” (development) are key to solving the Kashmir problem. “I think we need

Teenage girl attacked with acid in Odisha

Berhampur (Odisha): A teenage girl sustained burn injuries after she was allegedly attacked with acid in her house in Badagada area of Odisha’s Ganjam district, a police official said. The 17-year-old girl was admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital here in a critical condition after the incident took place last night, the official said.

President greets people on Ganesh festival

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee greeted the people on the occasion of Ganesh festival, which will be celebrated from September 5 to 15 across the country. “On the auspicious occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen,” he said in a message here on Sunday. “May Lord

2 of family killed, 4 hurt as car rams truck near Shirdi

Shirdi (Maha): Two persons were killed and four others seriously injured when the car they were travelling rammed in a stationary truck near here this morning, police said. The victims, all from a family hailing from Bengaluru, were on their way to Shirdi to visit the Saibaba temple when their vehicle rammed the truck near

2 held, minors taken into custody for murder of retd cop

Indore: Two persons, including a woman, were today arrested and as many minors taken into custody for allegedly murdering a retired police officer here. Afreen (22), G Gulam Hussain (20) were arrested and the two minors charged with robbery and killing former police inspector Arjun singh Parihar (78) at Vishnupuri Colony on May 28, 2015,

Statue of Jesus Christ vandalised in Mumbai

Mumbai: A statue of Jesus Christ was vandalised at Juhu Tara Road, Mumbai by unknown persons on Sunday. The statue of Jesus on Holy cross located next to Asha Colony was found broken which is usually taken care of by locals there. Nicholas Almeida of Watch Dog Foundation said that one of the Police officers

Swaraj attend Mother Teresa’s canonisation at Vatican

Vatican: External Affairs Minister SushmaSwaraj today represented India at the canonisation ceremony of Mother Teresa at a mass in St Peter’s square here presided over by Pope Francis in the presence of over 100,000 pilgrims. Swaraj arrived here earlier alongwith 12 others that included two state-level delegations from Delhi and West Bengal led by Chief

Rajan: The ‘rockstar’ central banker who rocked too many boats

Mumbai: As Mint Street readies for a new sheriff, the three-year tenure marked with numerous controversies ended today for Raghuram Rajan — who sacrificed economics for electrical engineering in college and ended up doing a ‘deep surgery’ of banks while at RBI. He rocked too many boats while heading the Reserve Bank of India —

India to carry petroleum products via Bangladesh

Agartala: The Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) will transport petroleum products from the northeastern state of Assam to Tripura through Bangladesh from September 7, an official said here on Sunday. The official said the arrangement was due to the difficulties faced in carrying petrol and diesel through the Indian roads of the region. The IOCL

GST rate must be low to check inflationary pressures: Scindia

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia today pitched for a lower rate of the proposed GST to check inflationary pressures, saying a higher rate will have “serious implications” for the common man. “The rate of GST must be kept low to check inflationary pressure. The higher GST rate will further burden common man, especially

MCDs action plan awaited on seismic zone-IV buildings: HC told

New Delhi: The AAP government has informedthe Delhi High Court that an “action plan” on making buildings here compliant with the Building Code, 2005 for seismic zone-IV was still awaited from the three municipal corporations. In its affidavit filed before a bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Ashutosh Kumar, the Delhi government said despite