Sep 01

Subsidised cooking LPG price hiked by about Rs 2 per cylinder

Chandigarh: Subsidised cooking LPG price hiked by about Rs 2 per cylinder, on

Jaya flays increase in fuel prices

Chennai: Slamming the latest increase in fuel prices, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa today once again pressed for revising the price fixation mechanism for petrol and diesel. “I have often pointed out that determining prices of petrol and diesel based on international fuel rates is not right,” she said in a statement here, and

Rel Jio announces free voice calls, cheaper data tariffs

Mumbai:  Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani today announced free voice calling, zero roaming charges and cheaper data tariffs for Jio customers. Ambani also announced a ‘free welcome offer’ for Jio customers from September 5 till December 31. R Jio will offer users data services free for four months, after which it will offer 10 tariff

FMSCI has no plans to remove ‘chairman’ Vijay Mallya

New Delhi: India motor sports body FMSCI has no plans to remove Vijay Mallya as its chairman despite the troubled businessmen being wanted back home for unpaid loans to the tune of Rs 9,000 crore. “As of now there are no plans to remove him. Anyway he is an honorary chairman and has no executive

Seven killed as heavy rains lash Hyderabad

Hyderabad:  At least seven people were killed as heavy rains lashed Hyderabad on Wednesday morning, officials said. The downpour brought the life in the city and outskirts to a standstill. Low-lying areas were inundated while traffic was thrown out of gear. As many as four children were among those killed in the incidents of wall

12-year-old dies as Hospital refuses to provide ambulance

Kanpur:  A boy died after he was denied admission at the government-run Lala Lajpat Rai Hospital in Uttar Pradesh industrial city on Monday. Neither did the hospital staff admit the child, nor did they provide them with transportation facility. Kumar claimed that hospital authorities refused to consider his pleas and didn’t provide him with assistance either to

Mayawati takes fight to Mulayam’s turf; slams SP, BJP

Azamgarh (UP): BSP supremo Mayawati today attacked the Modi government, claiming it could start a war with Pakistan on the issue of terrorism just to divert people’s attention from their failures ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls early next year. Cautioning the electorate on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav’s turf in eastern UP, she

Woman injured in blast

Sitamarhi (Bihar): A woman was injured when a crude bomb went off at Malahi in this district today. The woman was injured when she had gone to the area to cut grass in a mango orchard, Superintendent of Police Hari Prasad said. She has been admitted to a hospital. Four crude bombs were recovered from

India test fires Scramjet engine, joins elite club of nations

Bengaluru:  Joining a select club of nations,India today successfully test fired its futuristic Scramjet Rocket Engine using oxygen from the atmosphere that could cut the cost of the launches several fold and help in ISRO’s bid to design advanced air breathing engines. The first experimental mission of Scramjet Engine was successfully conducted from the Satish

Indian businessman robbed by women in Thailand

Bangkok: A 49-year-old Indian businessman was today robbed of cash by two motorcycle-borne women in Thailand’s beach resort town of Pattaya. Two knife-wielding women on a motorcycle robbed me of 7,000 baht, 2,000 rupees and USD 200 and some documents before speeding away when me and my friend were walking in Soi 9 off Pattaya

Teenager held for rape in Barabanki

Barabanki: A four-year-old was raped by a14-year-old teenager in Lonikatra area of Barabanki district here, police said today.The incident occurred on Friday when the four-year-old girl went to distribute sweets with her aunt. The victim’s family members and local residents nabbed the accused as soon as they got to know about the incident and held

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

Property dealer shot dead

Muzaffarnagar: A 35-year-old property dealerwas shot dead by unidentified assailants at Bhagwanpur village in the district, police said today.The incident occurred yesterday when a group of five assailants on a bike opened fire at the victim, Bhushanpal, SP (Crime) Pradeep Gupta said.While the property dealer died on the spot, his associate Nathiram, who was injured

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Ramdev plans world class varsity in India

Houston:  Yoga Guru Ramdev has said he plansto start a world class university in India in the next five years to educate around one lakh students in different streams, mentioning that a 1,500-acre land has already been acquired for it. The standard of education would be at par with ivy leagues, Ramdev said during his

ISRO tests Scramjet engine

Chennai:  India on Sunday morning successfully tested its own scramjet or the air breathing engine with the launch of a big sounding rocket, said a senior official of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). “The mission was successful. Two scramjet engines were tested during the flight. The finer details about the test will be known later,”

Over 400 liquor licences granted since AAP came to power

New Delhi : The AAP government granted over400 liquor licences under various categories since it came to power, Swaraj Abhiyan leader Yogendra Yadav today alleged, terming Arvind Kejriwal’s “promise” to discourage and reduce booze consumption in Delhi a “farce”. Yadav alleged “irregularities” in granting licences to open retail vends in shopping malls (L10) and departmental stores (L12).

Kejriwal known for faking pre-poll surveys: Digvijay

Panaji:  Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is known for engineering fake pre-poll surveys some of which are projecting the AAP winning the next assembly elections in Goa and Punjab, Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here on Saturday. He also said Kejriwal fell out with Yogendra Yadav, a well known psephologist, because the latter refused to

Pranab to review passing-out parade at Chennai OTA next month

Chennai: Pranab Mukherjee would be the third Indian President to review the ceremonial passing-out parade at the Officer’s Training Academy here, next month. “President Pranab Mukherjee will participate in the passing out parade of the OTA, where 272 gentlemen and lady cadets will become officers in the Army,” an official release said. “On September 10,

Why didn’t Parrikar object to PM, Advani’s Pak trip: Digvijay

Panaji: Congress leader Digvijay Singh today criticised Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his “Pakistan is hell” remark and sought to know whey he did not object when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior BJP leader L K Advani visited the neighbouring country. The former Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister said Parrikar’s remarks on Pakistan and his

Pakistan fomenting trouble, but Modi will solve Kashmir: Mehbooba

New Delhi: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Saturday slammed Pakistan and separatist leaders for fuelling unrest in Jammu and Kashmir and hoped that a “very concerned” Prime Minister Narendra Modi would get the troubled state out of the deadly turmoil that has left over 70 dead and crippled life in the valley for 50 days.