Aug 28

PAAS suspends Hardik’s ex-aides for smear campaign against him

Ahmedabad: Hardik Patel-led Patidar AnamatAndolan Samiti (PAAS) today suspended two of his former associates for levelling “baseless allegations”, days after they accused him of using the quota stir as a “tool” to further his personal ambitions. The announcement was made by Hardik after a meeting of all conveners of PAAS at Udaipur in Rajasthan today.

Desai visits Haji Ali, urges trustees not to move SC against HC ruling

Mumbai: Activist Trupti Desai today visited Haji Ali Dargah and appealed to the trustees of the shrine not to move the Supreme Court against the High Court ruling lifting ban on women’s entry in its core area. She also vowed to fight for women’s right to pray at Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. Desai, who successfully led

Janhit Morcha starts its indefinite protest at DND flyway to make it toll-free

New Delhi: The Janhit Morcha has started its indefinite protest at the DND flyway, connecting South Delhi to Noida, demanding the removal of the toll tax. Spearheaded by ex-BJP minister Nawab Singh Nagar, the indefinite protest is being held against the irregularities of Noida Toll Bridge Company Limited (NTBCL) and its consequent victimization of the

Delhi’s Safdarjung Airport to have full armed security cover

New Delhi: The Safdarjung Airport in thenational capital would soon be safeguarded by an armed security cover provided by a central paramilitary force in view of potential threats to the facility used primarily for flying VVIP helicopter sorties.Official sources said a full-fledged security audit of the air facility located in the high-profile location of central Delhi

Bharti launches ‘India with Airtel’ suite of connectivity soln

New Delhi: Bharti Airtel has announced its’India with Airtel’ suite of services that brings all of its telecom and connectivity solutions under one roof, to meet the needs of global companies looking to set up business in India. ‘India with Airtel’ is being positioned as one-stop-shop for availing all telecom and connectivity solutions including mobile

Any life lost in Kashmir is our own loss, :PM Narendra Modi.

Any life lost in Kashmir, whether of any youth or any security personnel, is our own loss, says Prime Minister Narendra Modi.’Ekta’ (unity) and ‘Mamata’ (affection) was the crux of all interactions I had recently on Kashmir situation. Adding on he said ,Those pushing youth towards stone pelting in Kashmir will some day have to

SC dismisses plea questioning custody of Mysuru Golden Throne

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has dismissed aplea which questioned the custody of the golden throne and the golden howdah that is housed in the Mysuru Palace and are used during Dusshera by the royal family.A bench headed by Chief Justice T S Thakur asked the petitioner P V Nanjaraja Urs to approach the Karnataka

RSS questions Rahul’s remark, demands apology

New Delhi: RSS today questioned Rahul Gandhi over his remark of standing by every word he said about the outfit, asking whether the Congress leader was talking about his affidavit or the “lie” in his public speeches, and demanded an apology from him. “Stand by every word I said about RSS: R Gandhi. Which words,

Singapore’s Deputy PM calls on Modi

New Delhi: Singapore Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam called on Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday here. Shanmugaratnam briefed Modi on the status of various bilateral cooperation initiatives, especially in the areas of skill development and smart cities, an official release said. Modi recalled his visit to Singapore last November, during which bilateral relations were

UP Police personnel to get offs every 10 days

Lucknow: Policemen in Uttar Pradesh will now get an off every 10 days, an officer said. The initiative was approved by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and announced by Director General of Police Javeed Ahmad The new policy will come into effect from next week. The long-pending demand is aimed at de-stressing the police force, which

Myanmar to renovate quake-damaged pagodas

Nay Pyi Taw: Myanmar President U Htin Kyaw has pledged government assistance to renovate and preserve the ancient stupas and pagodas damaged by the earthquake on Wednesday, a report said on Friday. Assessing the damage in the archaeological site in Bagan on Thursday, U Htin Kyaw called for protecting the heritage of ancient objects, stressing

Nirbhaya’s parents want all convicts dead

New Delhi: Hours after the suicide attempt by one of the convicts in the December 16, 2012 gang-rape case, the parents of the 23-year-old victim on Thursday said they wanted to see “all of the convicts dead so that they could take a sigh of relief”. “It is good. It is a big thing that

Vice President condoles death of A.R.Kidwai

New Delhi: Vice President Hamid Ansari on Thursday condoled the death of former parliamentarian and Governor A. R. Kidwai. In a message, the Vice President said that Kidwai upheld the highest Gandhian values and served the nation as a freedom fighter, an able administrator, a member of the parliament and an educationist. “I am deeply grieved

Modi greets people on Janmashtami

New Delhi:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted the people on the occasion of Janmashtami. “Jai Shri Krishna, Janmashtami greetings to all,” Modi said. The birthday of Lord Krishna, better known as Janmashtami, is celebrated with great gusto across the country every year.

AI Mumbai-Newark flight diverts to Kazakhstan

Mumbai: A Newark-bound Air India flight,carrying around 300 passengers, from here was today diverted to Kazakhstan due to technical issues. The Boeing 777-300 ER plane landed at an international airport in Kazakhstan at around 0800 hours after “some alarm went off”. Air India is dispatching a relief aircraft from New Delhi to ferry the stranded

Jio does Apple, people throng Reliance Stores for free 4G test SIM

New Delhi: If you are in awe of those famous queues outside Apple stores, hang on. From Bhubaneswar to Ahmedabad and from Lucknow to Mohali, people on Thursday made a beeline — some even as early as 2 a.m. — outside Reliance Digital Stores and Digital Xpress Mini Stores to get a free Jio test

Modi condemns Kabul attack

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday condemned the bomb attack on the American University of Afghanistan in Kabul that left a security guard dead while injuring over 20 people. “We strongly condemn the attack on American University in Kabul,” the Prime Minister tweeted. “Condolences to the bereaved families and prayers with the injured.”

NC delegation meets Rajnath, demands ban on pellet guns use

Srinagar: A six-member delegation of Opposition National Conference today met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and demanded immediate ban on use of pellet guns and initiation of dialogue with all stakeholders on Kashmir. The National Conference delegation was led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah and interacted with Singh for 45 minutes, official sources said.

Pak court reserves verdict on Hafiz Saeed’s Kashmir petition

Lahore: A Pakistani court today reserved its verdict on the maintainability of a petition filed by Mumbai attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed seeking directives for the government to take up the Kashmir issue at the UN Security Council and other international fora. Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD) chief Saeed had filed the petition in the Lahore

ED summons Nalini Chidambaram in Saradha scam probe

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has summoned former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram’s wife Nalini Chidambaram for questioning in connection with the multi-crore Saradha chit fund scam, an official said on Wednesday. The official refused to divulge the date when she will be questioned, but said the agency has “certain evidence” against her in the