May 28

JAC members block HCU main gate

Hyderabad: The Joint Action Committee (JAC)members for Social Justice at Hyderabad Central University, today blocked the main gate of the varsity protesting removal of makeshift tents near the shopping complex on the campus. D Prashant, a JAC member which is heading the agitation over the suicide of Dalit research scholar Rohith Vemula early this year,

Modi government failed to create jobs: Congress

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday questioned the BJP-led NDA government for its “failure to create jobs” during its two-year rule and said that Narendra Modi-led government’s record in agriculture was dismal. Senior Congress leader P. Chadambaram, in a press conference here on completion of two years of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government, said:

Couple commit suicide

Kota: A man and a woman, suspected to be inan illicit relationship, allegedly committed suicide by jumping in front of a speeding train in Bundi district here, police said today. Giriraj Mali (35) and Yashoda Meena (23), both married, had gone missing last night, they said, adding their bodies were recovered from a railway track

73 government schools in Manipur have zero class 10 pass percentage

Imphal: As many as 73 of the 323 government schools in Manipur have a pass percentage of zero in the High School Leaving Certificate (HSLC) or the class 10 examination whose results were announced on Tuesday. That is, there was not a single student in these 73 schools — 22.6 percent of the total number

61 RLD activists booked for disrupting train service

Muzaffarnagar: Railway Protection Force(RPF) has registered a case against 61 RLD activists for disrupting train service in Shamli district. Sixty unknown RLD activists and party district president Ajit Rathi were booked yesterday for allegedly stopping a train at Shamli railway station during a protest for clearing of farmers’ dues by sugar mills on Thursday, SHO RPF

Modi pays tribute to V.D.Savarkar on birth anniversary

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid tribute to right wing ideologue V.D. Savarkar on his 133 birth anniversary. “Bharat Ma ke saput aur anek logon ke prernasrot Veer Savarkar ki janam jayanti par unhain shat shat naman (I salute to the true son of Mother India and inspiration for many people Veer

Mamata sworn in WB CM for second time

Kolkata: Mamata Banerjee was on Friday sworn in as the Chief Minister of West Bengal for the second consecutive time heading a 42-member ministry with the Congress- Left combine and the state BJP boycotting the ceremony. Union ministers Arun Jaitley, Ashok Gajapathi and Babul Supriyo, however, attended the ceremony, besides Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar,

In Hiroshima, Obama honours ‘silent cry’ of bombing victims

Hiroshima: President Barack Obama paid tribute on Friday to the ‘silent cry’ of the 140,000 victims of the atomic bomb dropped 71 years ago on Hiroshima, and called on the world to abandon ‘the logic of fear’ that encourages the stockpiling of nuclear weapons. Obama’s trip to Hiroshima made him the first US president to

Modi govt spent `1000 cr on ads for two-yr bash: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday accused the Modi government of having spent ‘more than Rs 1000 crore’ on advertisements to mark two years in office, citing “sources”. “Modi govt spend on ads for jst ONE event 2 yr bash? Sources- more than Rs 1000cr,” he said in a tweet. At the

Modi govt has nothing to show but ‘empty promises’: Congress

New Delhi: Tearing into Modi government’s performance, Congress on Thursday dubbed it as ‘fraudulently dynamic’ and wondered why it was holding celebrations on its second anniversary when it has nothing to show but ‘empty promises and gimmicks’. Fielding a battery of senior leaders, the main opposition party dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi for a public

‘There is mood of hope and development’

Saharanpur: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asserted that a mood of development and hope pervaded the country replacing hopelessness that prevailed under the UPA rule as he pitched his government as one dedicated to the poor and farmers which prevented the ‘loot’ of public money. Addressing the first of his four public rallies here

Resident doctors go on strike in Delhi, patient dies

New Delhi: Nearly 25,000 resident doctors of the central and Delhi government hospitals went on a one-day strike on Thursday to protest against de-merger of NPA from their basic salaries. In the alleged absence of timely treatment following the strike, a septuagenarian woman patient died at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJPN) hospital. Resident

Union Cabinet gives approval to five new IITs

New Delhi: Five new IITs will come up at Tirupati, Palakkad, Dharwar, Bhilai, Goa and Jammu while ISM Dhanbad will also be upgraded to an IIT. The Union Cabinet which met on Wednesday gave its ex post facto approval to amend The Institutes of Technology Act, 1961 for incorporation of new IITs at Tirupati (AP),

Finally, Chandigarh in 13 new Smart Cities

New Delhi:The wait is finally over for Chandigarh, the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana to be developed into a smart city, with the City Beautiful finding a place in the list of 13 new smart cities released by the Central government on Tuesday. Lucknow in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh has topped the list, followed by

Woman gangraped in Thane, two youths arrested

Thane: A 24-year-old women was allegedlygangraped by two youths in Kalwa area of the district, police said today. The victim, who separated from her husband about four years back, was sleeping at home in Jaibhim Nagar of Kalwa along with her two children on Sunday night. The two youths – Vikas alias Ambadas Awhad (21)

Cloudy Tuesday morning in Delhi, rains bring respite

New Delhi:  It was a cloudy Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.1 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, as rains bring respite for denizens the previous day, the weather office said. “The sky will remain partly cloudy and rain/thundershower is likely to occur in some parts of Delhi and

Notice to govt on PNRC registrar

Chandigarh: While Justice Sudip Ahluwalia took oath as a Judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court, on Monday nine additional judges of the High Court were also sworn in as the permanent judges by Acting Chief Justice Shiavax Jal Vazifdar. The judges to be sworn as permanent judges include Justice Raj Mohan Singh, Justice

Three policemen killed in militant strikes in Srinagar

Srinagar: Militants on Monday carried out two strikes within as many hours in the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, killing three policemen, including an officer, and decamping with service rifle of one of the slain cops.In the first strike, militants shot dead two policemen in Zadibal area of Srinagar at around 10: 45 am.

Cong, BJP have husband-wife like relationship: Kejriwal

Panaji: In a sharp dig at BJP and Congress, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday alleged that the two major political parties have a ‘husband-wife’ kind of a relationship and are fooling the people. “I feel both the parties have a husband-wife kind of a relationship. Mister and Missus BJP-Congress. They are like husband

India successfully launches ITS first ‘swadeshi’ shuttle

Bengaluru: India on Monday successfully launched its maiden ‘swadeshi’ space shuttle with the winged Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV-TD) fulfilling its mission objectives in the first crucial test to make space travel easier and cheaper in the future. With the test-firing of the indigenous unmanned model space shuttle — the size of a Sports Utility Vehicle