Jul 30

Taslima Nasreen denied entry into Aurangabad, sent back from airport

Controversial Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen was sent back to Mumbai from Aurangabad airport after protests by a group of people against her visit to the city, police said today.Nasreen landed at the Chikalthana Airport last evening from Mumbai.Police stopped the author from stepping out of the airport, where a crowd had gathered shouting slogans like

PM silent on Panama Paper leaks: Congress

New Delhi, Jul 30 The Congress today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks of eradicating corruption during his ‘Mann ki Baat’ programmes but has remained silent on the Panama Paper leaks. Congress leader Pawan Khera asked Modi what action had been taken against Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh over the Panama Papers issue, citing the case

Hindu cop standing guard as Muslim comrade offers Namaz

The picture shows, presumably a Hindu CRPF officer standing guard for his fellow Muslim officer while he offers namaz during duty hours. Captioned ‘Brothers-in-arms for peace’, the picture tweeted by the official CRPF handle on Saturday has Twitterati swooning over the humble comradery of two officers.The post went viral for all right reasons, with people

Four Africans held in Delhi with Rs 70 lakh drugs

New Delhi, Jul 30: In a major crackdown, three African women and a man have been arrested by the NCB in the national capital for allegedly trying to smuggle out narcotic drugs worth Rs 70 lakh in the international market, an official said today. Drugs (pseudo ephedrine and ephedrine) weighing over 32 kgs have also

Railways plans to discontinue providing blankets in AC coaches

Faced with criticism that it gives dirty blankets to passengers, the railways is working on a pilot project to discontinue providing them in AC coaches in some trains.Recently, the CAG, in its report tabled in Parliament, criticised the railways on cleanliness and hygiene in trains and stations.On a trial basis, the railways will maintain the

Kalam's kin seek to defuse row over Gita sculpture at memorial
Kalam’s kin seek to defuse row over Gita sculpture at memorial, call it ‘unnecessary controversy’

An engraved ‘Bhagavad Gita’ near the statue of late president APJ Abdul Kalam has kicked up a row, with his family seeking to put in to rest by placing a copy of the Quran and Bible near it. “An unnecessary controversy was raised by some people. DRDO officials worked tirelessly for the memorial construction and had not

Sonia Gandhi’s concern for Rahul Gandhi drowning congress: CM Gujrat

Sonia Gandhi’s concern Rahul Gandhi drowning congress: CM Gujrat. Amid the alarming exodus on Congress MLAs in Gujarat, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani placed the blame squarely on party president Sonia Gandhi, saying she was sinking the party because of the affection she has towards her son, Rahul Gandhi. Speaking to ANI here, Rupani said, ” Sonia Gandhi is immersed

Change of guard for armed forces: From battleground to corporate world
Change of guard for armed forces: From battleground to corporate world

Management Development Institute (MDI), Gurugram, in association with Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR), Ministry of Defence, has been conducting six-month course for retired armed forces officers. This specialised course assists and guides the participants in various fields of corporate sector including sales and marketing, operations, information technology, supply chain management, human resource, finance, retail, telecom,

Woman dies, son injured in firing

Woman dies, son injured in firing. Shahjahanpur (UP), Jul 30 The mother of a village head was today shot dead while he got seriously injured when some persons opened fire in the Dhukri Khurd village in Mirzapur area here, the police said.The incident took place when village head Jitendra (35) was going to temple with mother

ASSOCHAM urges RBI to slash interest rates due to low inflation
ASSOCHAM urges RBI to slash interest rates due to low inflation

Against the backdrop of a decline in factory output, with inflation at a five-year low, the ASSOCHAM on Sunday wrote to the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel, stressing on the need to cut at least 25 basis points in the policy interest rate, ahead of the meeting of the Monetary Policy Committee

Heroin worth 3500 crore Seized from Gujarat Coast by ICG
Heroin worth 3500 crore Seized from Gujarat Coast by ICG

Indian Coast Guard Ship Samudra Pavak intercepted and apprehended a Merchant Vessel carrying approximately 1,500 kilos of heroine valued at about 3500 Crore off the coast of Gujarat.Based on intelligence inputs, the vessel was intercepted at around 12: 00 hrs on 29 Jul 2017.This is the largest single haul of narcotics seized till date. Joint investigation

Abu Azmi gets threat calls, police file case

Abu Azmi gets threat calls, police file case. The family of Samajwadi Party leader Abu Azmi has alleged that he received threat calls, police said today. Based on a complaint filed by his son, the police have registered a case against an unidentified person. The man, who claimed to be a member of a religious

ISRO to launch two Moon missions from Indian soil

The country will witness the launch of two lunar missions from Indian soil early next year: Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) will launch its Chandrayaan-2 mission, an advanced version of its previous 2008 mission with the objective of deeper lunar surface probe, and another mission by Team Indus, a group of space enthusiasts who want

Man found hanging from cellphone tower

Man found hanging from cellphone tower. Balrampur (UP), Jul 30 The body of a man was found hanging from a cellphone tower in Lalia area here today, police said. Body of Lallu Tiwari (25) was found hanging from the cellphone tower this morning, they said, adding his family members alleged that he was killed and

Eviction cases be given priority by courts: SC

Eviction cases given priority courts: Supreme Court. Eviction matters should be given priority by courts at all stages of litigation, especially in cases where the landlord has sought eviction for his bonafide needs, the Supreme Court has said. The apex court observed that the object of the rent law was to ensure speedy disposal of

Cong to parade all Gujarat legislators before media
Cong to parade all Gujarat legislators before media

Bengaluru, Jul 30 (PTI) The Congress today said it would parade its all legislators from Gujarat before the media this evening in an effort to put to rest all speculation, including internal bickering in the party, as charged by BJP. The party has sent 44 of its legislators to a resort outside this city. Of

What was RSS’s contribution in India’s freedom struggle: Congress asks Modi

After Prime Minister Narendra Modi talked about ‘Quit India’ movement in ‘Mann Ki Baat’, the Congress Party on Sunday questioned the former that where were the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) or other connected organisations in that struggle for India’s freedom.“Prime Minister Modi talks about ‘Quit India’, India’s struggle for independence, where was RSS or other

‘Padmavati’ made with good intention, says Shahid Kapoor

‘Padmavati’ made good intention, says Shahid Kapoor. His upcoming period-drama “Padmavati” may have been mired in controversies, but actor Shahid Kapoor said the film did not have anything objectionable and was made with “good” intention. The Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed period drama faced the ire of certain groups, who attacked the filmmaker and also damaged the

Will keep Independence Day speech Little shorter this time: PM Modi
Will keep Independence Day speech Little shorter this time: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday promised the nation that he will keep his his Independence Day address under an hour. “I have planned to keep my speech short this time not more than 40-50 minutes. For the previous three 15 August speeches, one consistent complaint has been that my speeches tend to be a little

Assets worth 12,000 cr attached to ED in past 15 months
Assets worth 12,000cr attached to ED in past 15 months

The Enforcement Directorate, which enforces the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), has provisionally attached properties worth Rs 12,000 crore in the last 15 months, believed to be the proceeds of laundered money, data released by the government shows. This is more than what the department attached in the decade from 2005. In a written