Wednesday, November 14, 2018Supreme Court reserves verdict in Rafale deal case

New Delhi, Nov 14: Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its verdict on a slew of petitions seeking a court-monitored detailed investigation into the Rafale deal.

After hearing the case for almost four hours, a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi reserved the verdict. "Verdict reserved. We will pass the verdict," the justice Gogoi said. The other two judges, part of the bench,


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Criminals loot Rs 50 lakh from cash van of nationalised bank

Patiala, Nov 14 : Two unidentified armed criminals looted Rs 50 lakh from the cash van of a nationalised bank after shooting security guard in Nabha in this district of Punjab on Wednesday morning.

The security guard later succumbed to injuries.

Eyewitnesses said that assailants were waiting for the cash van carrying Rs 50 lakhs for the branch.

When bank staff, including Gunman Prem Cha


Wednesday, November 14, 2018‘Rosogolla Day’ being celebrated at Misti Hub today

Kolkata, Nov 14: November 14 is a special day for every sweet-loving Bengali.

On this day last year Bengal's Rosogolla got the Geographic Identification (GI) tag, signifying the uniqueness of its heritage.

On the occasion, Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) is organising a function at the Misti Hub in Newtown.

There will be a discussion on the heritage and historicit


Wednesday, November 14, 2018WCD Minister wishes children with good health, safety and education

New Delhi, Nov 14: Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi blessed the children of the country with good nutrition(health), safety and education on the occasion of Children's Day.

Taking to micro-blogging site Twitter on Wednesday, Ms Gandhi wished all children loads of love and blessings.

'I and my Government have tried in four and a half years to make our children's l


Wednesday, November 14, 2018Prez, PM, Sonia, Pranab, Hamid Ansari, Manmohan pay tributes to Nehru on birth anniv

New Delhi, Nov 14: President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Chairperson of the Congress Parliamentary party Sonia Gandhi, former President Pranab Mukherjee, former vice-president Mohd Hamid Ansari and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, along with senior Congress leaders on Wednesday, paid tributes India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary.

In a t


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Kerala: Police official booked for murder commits suicide

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 13: Days after he was booked in a murder case, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Neyyatinkara) B Harikumar allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself near his residence in Kallambalam town here, police said on Tuesday.

Last week, Harikumar was suspended and booked under section 302 (murder) of the IPC after he allegedly pushed a 32-year-old man before a moving car du


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Milk in India largely safe, quality issue persist: FSSAI

New Delhi, Nov 13: Milk in India is largely safe, even though quality issues persist, an interim report released by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said Tuesday.

The report of the National Milk Quality Survey, 2018, FSSAI said is by far the largest systematic study of milk, both in terms of sample size (6,432 samples) and number of parameters.

The study, found that, lit


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Cyclone 'Gaja' to cross TN coast between Pamban, Cuddalore on Nov 15

Chennai, Nov 13: The Cyclonic storm ‘Gaja’ over the West-central and adjoining East-central and South Bay of Bengal moved west-north westwards, would intensify as a severe cyclonic storm and would cross the Tamil Nadu coast between Pamban and Cuddalore on the afternoon of November 15.

A bulletin issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Tuesday said the cyclonic storm lay centr


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Nandigram: MGNREGS 100 Days’ work scheme boon for women

Kolkata, Nov 13: The 100 Days’ Work Scheme (formally, MGNREGS) has opened up new vistas in empowerment for the women of Nandigram.

Now they are providing equally in running households.

This year, the number of women registered under MGNREGS in Nadigram-1 block is the highest of all years.

Seventy-five per cent of the workforce now comprises of women.

This financial year, till now, per


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Security forces won't allow people to join Kashmir militancy: Army chief

Pathankot: Army chief Bipin Rawat on Monday said while the government's policy was that those triggering terrorism in Kashmir should be neutralised, the Army's focus was to ensure that the Kashmiri youths do not join militancy.

The Army chief said infiltration was going on from across the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

"The government has a clear-cut policy that it will not allow ter


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Ayodhya case: SC declines early hearing of pleas, says order already passed

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday declined early hearing of petitions in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title dispute case.

A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice S K Kaul said it had already listed the appeals before the appropriate bench in January.

"We have already passed the order. The appeals are coming up in January. Permission declined," the bench said while


Tuesday, November 13, 2018Army reaches out to soldiers of 6 states, holds 2-day conclave

Mamun Cantt (Pathankot): The Army has reached out to the disabled soldiers of six northern states under northern and western commands by holding a two-day special conclave, Army officials.

The two-day 'Samman Samaroh' for the disabled soldier in line of duty organised by Gurj Division under the aegis of Western Command was inaugurated by Gen Bipin Rawat, Chief of Army Staff at Mamun Military S


Monday, November 12, 2018Ghulam Nabi Azad condoles death of Ananth Kumar

New Delhi, Nov 12: Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad on Monday expressed his condolence on the sad and untimely demise of Anath Kumar, Minister of Chemicals and Fertilizers and Parliamentary Affairs.

“I am deeply saddened by the sudden and untimely death of MrAnanth Kumar. In his death we have lost an able Parliamentarian and a distinguished colleague." said Mr Azad.

He a


Monday, November 12, 2018SC defers hearing in Alok Verma case to Friday

New Delhi, Nov 12: The Supreme Court on Monday deferred to Friday, the hearing in the case related to removal of CBI director Alok Verma from the bureau.

The Central Vigilance Commission's delay in submitting its inquiry reports against Verma led to the postponement.

The Commission submitted its partial report today.

A two judge bench of the Apex Court, headed by Chief Justice of India


Monday, November 12, 2018President calls for integrated approach to security in a challenging global environment

New Delhi, Nov 12: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday said that in an increasingly connected world when political, social and economic upheavals beyond borders impact the country's security, it was imperative for India to adopt an integrated approach to security.

'There was a time when security and defence were synonymous with the need to maintain a nation’s territorial integrity. That is no


Monday, November 12, 2018PM dedicates first multi modal terminal port in Varanasi

Varanasi, Nov 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated to the nation an inland multi modal terminal port on river Ganga here at Ramnagar in his parliamentary constituency on Monday and flagged off the inaugural run of the inland waterways between Varanasi and Haldia.
The PM inaugurated the first multi-modal waterways terminal on the Ganga river as part of the Centre's Jal Marg Vikas Project wh


Monday, November 12, 2018Army soldier martyred in J&K to be cremated in Maharashtra

Nashik, Nov 12: The mortal remains of Naik Keshav Somgir Gosavi, who was killed by a Pakistani sniper in Jammu and Kashmir, are expected to arrive at his native place in Maharashtra's Nashik district for last rites on Monday, an official said.

Gosavi, 29, was manning a forward post in Kalal area of Noushera sector in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district when he was shot by a Pakistani sniper o


Monday, November 12, 2018Congress' politics begins and ends with one family: Modi

Bilaspur, Nov 12: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday attacked the Congress, targeting its president Rahul Gandhi and his mother Sonia, saying the party's "politics begins and ends with one family".

Addressing a poll rally here ahead of the second phase polling in the state on November 20, Modi also made a strong pitch for development, saying the pace of development under the Congress regime


Monday, November 12, 2018C'garh polls: 23 pc voter turnout till noon

Raipur, Nov 12: Around 23 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 12.30 pm in 18 Assembly constituencies in the first phase of Chhattisgarh elections on Monday, a poll official said.

An improvised explosive device (IED) was detonated early morning in Dantewada district by Naxals, who had called for a boycott of the polls, police said.

Voting in nine seats of Bastar division and one seat i


Monday, November 12, 2018Union Minister Ananth Kumar passes away, PM condoles death

Bengaluru, Nov 12: Union Minister HN Ananth Kumar died of cancer at a private Hospital in the city on early Monday.

He was 59. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has condoled death of the Minister. In his twitter, Mr Modi said, "I spoke to his wife Dr Tejaswini and expressed condolences. My thoughts are with his entire family, friends and su


Sunday, November 11, 2018PM pays tributes to Acharya J B Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad

New Delhi, Nov 11: Prime Minister, Narendra Modi on Sunday paid tributes to Acharya JB Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on their birth anniversaries.

"Remembering Acharya JB Kripalani and Maulana Abul Kalam Azad on their birth anniversaries. Two exemplary personalities, their notable role during the freedom struggle and emphasis on public welfare, equality, education and justice will neve


Sunday, November 11, 2018PM pays tributes to Indian soldiers of WWI who fought for peace

New Delhi, Nov 11: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has paid tributes to the forgotten Indian soldiers who fought in the First World War for a war, in which India was not directly involved 'just for the cause of peace'.

"Today, as we mark one hundred years since the end of the horrific First World War, we reiterate our commitment towards world peace and pledge to work to further an atmosphere of h


Sunday, November 11, 2018Attempt to loot ATM foiled in Jammu

Jammu, Nov 11: Police have foiled an attempt to loot Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) in Sainik Colony area here.

"A group of burglars late on Saturday night tried to take out cash from the ATM in Sainik Colony area but on seeing a police team, which was on patrolling, they fled from the spot,"SP Vinay Kumar, Special Operation Group (SOG) here said.

He said that the burglars left the bag they were carrying having cash they were about to take along stolen from the ATM.

"An amount saved from being stolen from ATM in Sainik Colony was Rs 17, 53, 700," said the SP.

He said that as per r


Sunday, November 11, 2018RSS chief arrives in Varanasi; Temple city gears up for Modi's visit

Varanasi, Nov 11: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat arrived in the temple city on Sunday for six day high-level meeting of the Sangh functionaries, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit tomorrow.

Varanasi has been decked up for the visit of its local MP and Prime Minister Modi here to lay foundation and inaugurate developmental projects worth over Rs 2,400 crore.


Saturday, November 10, 2018Modi takes to video to invite all and sundry to mother of all megakumbhs 'Kumbh 2019' in Prayagraj

Prayagraj, Nov 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has released a video to invite all for world’s greatest and biggest religious gathering Kumbh to be organised in 2019.

Deputy director information Sanjay Rai here on Saturday said PM Modi is sending video invitation to all to join world’s largest religious gathering Kumbh to be organised in Prayagraj in 2019.

In video message of about 1.5 min


Saturday, November 10, 20183rd T-20 : India aim for clean sweep, West Indies looking for face saving win

Chennai, Nov 10: With the series already sealed, India might test its bench strength and aim for a clean sweep, while the battered and bruised West Indies would be hoping for a face saving victory and sign off their disastrous tour on a fine note, as the two teams lock horns in the third and final T-20 International at the M A Chidambaram stadium here tomorrow.

With the selectors resting key


Saturday, November 10, 2018Army to organise "Samman Samaroh for disabled soldiers of North India" on Nov 12-13

Chandigarh, Nov 10: Indian Army has declared the year 2018 as `Year of the Disabled Soldier in Line of Duty’, to honour its soldiers who have sustained grave injuries and to appreciate their undying spirit of soldiering.

To commemorate the bravery and unparalleled sacrifice of these soldiers, Western Command conducted a number of outreach programmes from July to November 2018 to connect with


Saturday, November 10, 2018Kolkata resident booked for cheating Srinagar firm

Srinagar, Nov 10: The Crime Branch Kashmir (CBK) has registered a case against a Kolkata resident for cheating a Srinagar based consultancy, a CBK spokesman said on Saturday.

He said a complaint was received from Mohammed Hussain, proprietor of M/S Xeal Education Services, located at Baghat Chowk in the uptown.

In his complaint, Hussain said that he was in a business relationship with Subas


Saturday, November 10, 2018BJP promises to make C'garh 'Naxal-free', offers sops to farmers

Raipur, Nov 10: The BJP Saturday promised to make Chhattisgarh a "Naxal-free" state and give pension to small and marginal farmers, as the ruling party released its manifesto for the upcoming state assembly polls.

Seeking a fourth straight term in the tribal-dominated state, the party also promised to set up multi-speciality hospitals and take the state towards prosperity.

Bharatiya Janat


Saturday, November 10, 2018Pregnant woman killed for objecting to smoking in train

Shahjahanpur(UP), Nov 10 : A pregnant woman was allegedly strangled to death on a train for objecting to a co-passenger smoking, a senior GRP official said.

Chinat Devi (45) was travelling with her family in the general bogey of Punjab-Bihar Jallianwala Express when she objected to a co-passenger, identified as Sonu Yadav, smoking, GRP police station In-charge, Shahjahanpur, A K Pandey said.


Saturday, November 10, 2018Yogi Adityanath hits out at Congress over Ram temple issue

Lormi (Chhattisgarh), Nov 10: Raking up the Ram temple issue, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Saturday sought to know whether the Congress was concerned about Lord Ram or Mughal emperor Babur.

Addressing a poll rally here in Chhattisgarh on the last day of campaigning for the first phase of the state polls, he alleged that the Congress toyed with national security and actively and


Saturday, November 10, 20184 kg heroin recovered from Punjab border

Jalandhar, Nov 10: The Border Security Force (BSF) has seized more than four kg heroin worth Rs 21.50 crore in international market from near the Border Out Post (BoP) Shamke in Punjab's Ferozepur district.

BSF and Anti-Narcotics Cell of the Punjab Police at Ferozepur carried out a joint search operation in the area of responsibility near BoP Shamke and recovered three packets of contraband w


Saturday, November 10, 2018Chhattisgarh polls: Parties face 'NOTA challenge'

Raipur, Nov 10: Given previous records during Chhattisgarh Assembly elections, the votes going to NOTA (none of the above) posed a major challenge before the political parties as they are directly influencing the outcome of the polls.

Chhattisgarh is perhaps the only state where gap between ruling party and main opposition was somewhere around 2 per cent in last three elections. Difference of


Friday, November 9, 2018Capt Amarinder concerned over Punjab's share in Chandigarh, writes to PM

Chandigarh, Nov 9 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urging him to ensure that the status quo in the Punjab and Haryana share in Chandigarh UT’s administrative posts is not maintained.

Seeking his personal intervention, the Chief Minister has requested Mr Modi to advise the Ministry of Home Affairs, GoI, for early steps to maintain the


Friday, November 9, 2018Army formally inducts K9 Vajra and M777 howitzer guns

New Delhi/Deolali, Nov 9: The Indian Army on Friday received K9 Vajra and M777 howitzer guns at a ceremony attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at Deolali artillery centre in Maharashtra.

M777 ultra-light howitzer (ULH) artillery guns have been manufactured by the British defence manufacturing firm BAE systems while K9 Vajra was developed by home-based Larsen and Toubro (L&T) Defenc


Friday, November 9, 2018550 women register online for Sabarimala prayers

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9: A total of 550 women from the hitherto banned age group of 10 to 50 years have registered online for prayers at the Sabarimala temple during the upcoming festival season beginning on November 16.

According to the Travancore Devasom Board, till Friday close to 3.50 lakh pilgrims have booked for 'darshan' through the Kerala Police online facility. It includes 550 wome


Friday, November 9, 2018CBI Director Alok Verma meets CVC

New Delhi, Nov 9: CBI Director Alok Verma on Friday appeared before Chief Vigilance Commissioner (CVC) K.V. Chowdhary and presented his side over charges of bribery hurled at him by the agency's Special Director Rakesh Asthana.

According to CVC officials, Verma spent about an hour at the CVC headquarters in south Delhi's INA area.

The sources said Verma appeared before a panel headed by Cho


Friday, November 9, 2018Demonetisation paralysed businesses, says ex-banker Meera Sanyal (Book Extract-Part II)

New Delhi, Nov 9 Former banker Meera H. Sanyal in her book launched on second anniversary of the move to nullify high denomination currency, says demonetisation "paralysed businesses" in the country.

Sanyal, a former CEO and Chairperson of Royal Bank of Scotland in India and currently a member of the National Executive Committee of the Aam Aadmi Party, in a chapter named "The Economic Shock"


Friday, November 9, 20182 arrested for murder attempt on Meghalaya rights activist

Shillong, Nov 9 Two people were arrested on Friday in connection with the murder attempt on a women's rights activist and two other persons in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district, police said.

The suspects, Elphon Dkhar and Meklison Siangshai, were arrested in Kongong area in a pre-dawn raid.

"A suo moto case was taken up by police since the victims are not in position to file an FIR as


Friday, November 9, 2018Foggy Friday morning, air quality remains severe

New Delhi, Nov 9: It was a foggy morning in the national capital on Friday as the air quality remained at "severe" levels with the minimum temperature recorded at 11 degrees Celsius.

"The sky will be clear with fog or mist in the early morning with smoke or haze later in the day," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 27 de