Sep 01

PoK would have been ours had we opted for military solution: IAF chief

New Delhi: IAF chief Air Chief Marshal ArupRaha today indicated that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir(PoK) would have been India’s had the country gone for a military solution rather than taking a “moral high ground”. Raha also rued that air power had not been fully utilised by the Indian government till the 1971 Indo-Pak war. In unusually candid

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Rahul says RSS killed Mahatma, ready to face trial

New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday said he stood by his remarks that RSS men killed Mahatma Gandhi and he was ready to face a trial in a defamation case over the controversial comment. Gandhi withdrew a petition before the Supreme Court that had sought quashing of the defamation proceeding in a

India dismisses Iranian news report on Sushma

New Delhi: The External Affairs Ministry on Thursday described as “totally false” a report carried by an Iranian news website which, citing an Indian media outlet, quoted Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj as saying that China should be cautious of a visit by Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman Al Saud. “The report

VDC member injured in accidental firing in Rajouri

Jammu: A 62-year-old member of Village Defence Committee (VDC) was injured when his rifle went off accidentally in Arghi village of Rajouri district here, police said today. Balak Ram was hit by a bullet yesterday after his rifle went off accidentally, they said, adding he was rushed to a hospital. Police have registered a case

Heavy rains in Delhi for 2nd consecutive day; traffic crawls

New Delhi: Heavy rains continued to lash the national capital for the second consecutive day today leading to water-logging and traffic jams in many areas of the city. Delhi had yesterday recorded season’s highest rainfall at 63.1 mm till 5.30 PM and the readings hovered around the same levels for overnight rains. “The Safdarjung observatory

More than 100 students fall ill in Kanpur after hostel meal

Kanpur: More than 100 students of a private engineering college here in Uttar Pradesh reported sick after having food at the hostel mess, police said on Thursday. At least four are in critical condition. The district administration of Kanpur Dehat (rural) has ordered a probe into the matter and is testing the food served at

Kerry changes schedule, to head for China G-20 from India

Washington: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on Monday on a three-day visit, has cancelled his return to Washington scheduled, and will extend his stay in India before leaving for China to join President Barack Obama at the G-20 Summit. US State Department spokesperson John Kirby on Wednesday said in his

Curfew imposed in three places in Kashmir

Srinagar, Sep 1 (IANS) Authorities on Thursday imposed curfew at three places in the Kashmir Valley Thursday as separatists extended their protest shutdown till September 8.”Curfew has been imposed in areas falling under the jurisdiction of Nowhatta and M.R.Gunj police stations in Srinagar city along with Baramulla,” a senior police official said. Authorities had lifted

Delhi Police arrests two more in call snooping case

New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested two more persons, including a former Army officer, in its ongoing investigation in the pan-India call snooping racket case, officials confirmed on Thursday. The former army officer, Captain D.K.Giri along with another person was arrested a week ago. Police said were allegedly involved in the illegal procurement and

AAP leader Kanwar Sandhu opposes Harmail Tohra joining

Chandigarh: Troubles for Aam Aadmi Party do not seem to end with party leader Kanwar Sandhu today raising objection over Harmail Singh Tohra’s joining the party and describing it as a “hasty decision”. On his Facebook post, Sandhu, a former journalist wrote, “I wish I had known about Harmail Singh Tohra’s involvement in the unfortunate

Rajnath wants NATGRID to use latest technologies

New Delhi: Reviewing progress of the implementation of the National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Home Minister Rajanth Singh on Wednesday said the project should use new technologies, and be rolled out in a phased manner. The Minister emphasised the importance of NATGRID in assisting the intelligence and law enforcement agencies in countering national and transnational crimes.

Diamonds worth Rs 2 crore stolen

New Delhi: Diamonds worth Rs 2 crore were stolen under mysterious circumstances from the car of a commission agent supplying precious stones to jewellers, in Preet Vihar area of east Delhi today. Police said that Vijay Gupta, who works as a commission agent of diamonds and other jewels was carrying diamonds worth Rs 2 crore

John Kerry extends stay in India

New Delhi: US Secretary of State John Kerry, who arrived in India on a three-day visit on Monday, will be extending his stay here, it is reliably learnt. Kerry was scheduled to leave New Delhi for Washington on Wednesday evening but is now likely to stay back here at least for a day more. Kerry

Govt has brought down price of pulses to Rs 100 from Rs 200′

New Delhi: BJP today said prices of pulses have come down to Rs 100 per kg from earlier about Rs 200 and credited the Modi government’s policies for it. The government has been able to shorten the gap between the demand and supply of pulses and increase the area under their cultivation by incentivising farmers,

Delhi CM Kejriwal sacks Minister Sandeep Kumar over objectionable CD

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday removed Minister of Child Welfare and Social Justice Sandeep Kumar after Kejriwal received an ‘objectionable’ CD against him. In a statement to ANI, Arvind Kejriwal said that Minister of Child Welfare and Social Justice Sandeep Kumar has been removed from the cabinet. Kejriwal took to Twitter to

Kejriwal govt moves Supreme Court against HC judgement on Delhi LG’s powers

Delhi: Weeks after the High Court had held that Delhi LG was the administrative head of the National Capital Territory, the Arvind Kejriwal government on Wednesday moved

When will Rs 15 lakh be in my account? RTI applicant asks PMO

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office has been directed by the CIC to respond to an RTI applicant who sought to know when will Rs 15 lakh, as promised by Narendra Modi during 2014 General Elections, be deposited in his account. The direction came in connection with the plea by one Kanhaiya Lal from Jhalawar

Delhi court asks Kejriwal to appear on December 24

New Delhi:  A court here on Wednesday asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it on December 24 on a complaint filed against him for allegedly giving “misleading information” in his poll affidavit ahead of the 2013 assembly elections. Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria, while allowing Kejriwal’s plea seeking exemption from personal appearance, directed

Court directs Kejriwal to appear before it on Dec 24

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accused of giving false information in an affidavit filed in run up to 2013 assembly polls, was today directed to to appear before a city court on December 24 which granted him a day’s exemption from personal appearance. Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria directed the AAP leader to personally

Dibrugarh tense after assault on university girl

Guwahati: Tension gripped Assam’s Dibrugarh town on Wednesday following an assault and robbery of a girl student of the Dibrugarh University. A large crowd of students from the university and general public took to the streets here protesting the Tuesday incident and demanding exemplary action against the accused. The Assam Police has already arrested two