Tuesday, November 12, 201910 killed in road accidents in Rajasthan

Jaipur, Nov 12 (IANS) A total of 10 people lost their lives in two accidents reported in Bikaner and Jodhpur in Rajasthan on Tuesday.

A passenger bus and a Bolero collided head-on on Tuesday morning, killing seven people and leaving same number of people injured, confirmed police officials.

The accident was reported in Palana village of Deshnok town in Bikaner. The deceased include four wom


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Will ensure J&K farmers get fair price on apples: FM

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Tuesday asked the farmers to produce more oilseeds to reduce their imports and urged agricultural refinance agency NABARD to ensure fair price for Jammu & Kashmir farmers on their apples, walnuts, saffron and peaches as well as their availability across the country.

Oilseeds are the weakest link in the country's food production sy


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Singapore Consortium closes Amaravati project

Amaravati, Nov 12 (IANS) In another huge blow to development of Amaravati as the Andhra Pradesh state capital, a consortium of Singapore companies closed the Amaravati Capital City Startup Project.

Andhra Pradesh Minister for Municipal and Urban Development, Botsa Satyanarayana on Tuesday said the "project was called-off with mutual consent after there was no satisfactory answer to the concern


Tuesday, November 12, 2019'Tallest building' in North Campus roils students

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) The Delhi University Students Union (DUSU) along with the RSS' student wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) has launched a protest against an under-construction 39-storey building, claimed to be the tallest building in Delhi when completed.

The students have been joined by professors in a signature campaign against the proposed building.

The students alleg


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Punjab CM to urge Modi for access to more Pak Sikh shrines

Sultanpur Lodhi (Punjab), Nov 12 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Tuesday said he would take up with Prime Minister Narendra Modi the issue of prevailing upon Pakistan to grant Indian devotees open access to more historic gurdwaras across the border.

The announcement was made during the 550th Prakash Purb of Guru Nanak Dev, where President Ram Nath Kovind joined the Chief Minist


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Preserve Tis Hazari clash footage: Court directs police

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) A Delhi court has directed the Delhi Police to preserve the CCTV footage of the clashes between the police and the lawyers at Tis Hazari court premises here on November 2.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (ACMM) Jitendra Singh also directed the Delhi Police to file a compliance report stating the action taken by it in connection with the FIRs registered after t


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Truck with LPG cylinders catches fire, 1 killed

Unnao, Nov 12 (IANS) A truck carrying LPG cylinders caught fire outside the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation plant near Dahi Chowk in Unnao on Tuesday morning.

One person died on the spot while two others who suffered burn injuries were rushed to the district hospital.

Fire brigade personnel reached the spot and brought the flames under control.

According to police reports, the accident t


Tuesday, November 12, 2019'Ram shilas' to form foundation of Ram temple

Lucknow, Nov 12 (IANS) The 'Ram Shilas' -- bricks with 'Sri Ram' inscribed on them which were collected from devotees across the country in 1989 just before the 'shilanyas' took place in Ayodhya -- will now be used in the foundation of the grand Ram temple.

The bricks, with immense sentimental value, will also be used to set up a memorial wall to mark the contribution of those involved in the


Tuesday, November 12, 2019Maharashtra Governor recommends President's rule

New Delhi, Nov 12 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshyari on Tuesday recommended Presidents rule in the state after political parties failed to form government.

Koshyari submitted a report to President Ram Nath Kovind stating that he was satisfied that Maharashtra government cannot be carried on in accordance with the Constitution.

"The Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshyar


Tuesday, November 12, 2019351 CFVs in Oct, highest this year

At 351 incidents, ceasefire violations by Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir were the highest in October among the first ten months of the calendar year 2019, Army officials said on Monday, even as in the first 11 days of November, as many as 97 Pakistan-initiated ceasefire violations have already been reported.
As per data compiled by the Army, there were 351 Pakistan


Monday, November 11, 2019Pawar, Uddhav meet over Maharashtra govt formation

Mumbai, Nov 11: As the Shiv Sena snapped ties with the BJP-led NDA, party chief Uddhav Thackeray accompanied by his son Aditya called on Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar here, ostensibly seeking the latter's support to form the government in Maharashtra, here on Monday.

According to sources on both sides, the trio met privately in a room at suburban five-star hotel in Bandra.


Monday, November 11, 2019New government, alliance will be formed in Maha: Arvind Sawant

New Delhi, Nov 11: Shiv Sena MP Arvind Sawant on Monday accused the BJP of backing out of its 50:50 formula promise to his party, which he said had put a question mark on the continuance of the BJP-Sena alliance.

Sawant, who put in his resignation papers earlier on Monday as Union Minister for Heavy Industries, said a "new government and alliance would be formed in the state".

"Continuing w


Monday, November 11, 2019Congress to meet again on backing Sena

New Delhi, Nov 11: Amid reports that the Congress is likely to give outside support to the Shiv Sena-Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Maharashtra, the grand old party has called a second meeting to take a final call on the issue.

With the reports of its majority of MLAs favouring support to the Shiv Sena and the NCP in the state, the Congress leadership has to take a call by Monday.



Monday, November 11, 2019Sanjay Karol takes oath as Chief Justice of Patna High Court

Patna, Nov 11: Justice Sanjay Karol on Monday took oath as the new Chief Justice of Patna High Court. He was sworn-in by Bihar Governor Phagu Chauhan at a ceremony organised at the Raj Bhawan here.

The swearing-in ceremony was attended by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi, senior judges and other dignitaries.

Before this, Justice Karol was the Chief Justic


Monday, November 11, 2019Traffic near JNU affected due to student demonstration

New Delhi, Nov 11: Vehicular traffic near Jawaharlal Nehru University was affected on Monday morning due to the ongoing demonstration by students against fee hike, curfew timings and dress code restrictions in the institute, the police said.

The Delhi Traffic Police in a tweet on Monday said, "Obstruction in traffic from Baba Gangnath Marg to JNU due to demonstration."

"Traffic Movement is


Monday, November 11, 201911 people including 10 schoolchildren injured in mishap

Kolkata, Nov 11: At least 11 people including 10 schoolchildren were injured when the bus in which they were travelling hit a traffic signal and then flipped over onto its side near Lockgate flyover in Chitpur area here on Monday, police said.

The driver of the pool bus was seriously injured and was undergoing treatment at the Kar Medical College and Hospital while some of the injured schoolch


Monday, November 11, 2019Maha impasse: Uddhav meets Pawar in Mumbai

Mumbai, Nov 11: Amid the stalemate over government formation in Maharashtra, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray met NCP president Sharad Pawar here on Monday, sources said.

The Sena chief was accompanied by his son Aaditya Thackeray as he called on Pawar at an undisclosed location, they said.

The Congress and NCP are at present holding parleys at their respective party levels on whether to s


Monday, November 11, 2019Air pollution in India linked with higher risk of heart disease, stroke: Study

Nov 11: Exposure to high levels of ambient and household air pollution in India is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke, according a study.

A team led by the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal) in Spain is the first to explore the association between ambient and household air pollution, and carotid intima-media thickness (CIM


Monday, November 11, 2019JNUSU stages protest outside campus over fee hike

New Delhi, Nov 11: The Jawaharlal Nehru Students' Union (JNUSU) on Monday staged a protest outside the varsity campus over a reported fee hike and the hostel draft manual, even as Vice President N. Venkaiah Naidu was addressing a convocation cermony.

The protesting students alleged that the varsity administration had put barricades at its entry gate and also deployed CRPF personnel.



Monday, November 11, 2019G20 nations need to amp up emission cut targets: Report

New Delhi, Nov 11: Carbon emissions from the world's 20 biggest economies, including India, are rising, and the countries have to increase their emission targets that will put them on track to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius, a report by Climate Transparency said on Monday.

To keep the Paris Agreement's 1.5 degrees goal within reach, G20 countries will have to increase their 2030 e


Monday, November 11, 2019Twitter leads in child abuse content on social media: Report

London, Nov 11: The UK-based Internet Watch Foundation (IWF) has revealed that nearly half of the child abuse content in the social media space is being shared openly on micro-blogging platform Twitter.

According to a report in The Telegraph that accessed the IWF data, 49 per cent of the images, videos and url links it found on social media, search engines and cloud services in the last three


Monday, November 11, 2019'Cash-strapped' Raj Cong hosts M'rashtra MLAs at plush resort

Jaipur, Nov 11: Though the Congress is now considering moving its Maharashtra MLAs back to Mumbai, the Rajasthan government headed by the party, which claims to be short of funds for developmental projects in the state, has been hosting the Maharashtra lawmakers in one of the most expensive resorts that boasts of all high-end facilities.

The resort houses individual swimming pool in front of e


Monday, November 11, 2019J-K: Computerised system for registration of documents by Nov end

Jammu: Amid the ongoing strike by lawyers against the creation of a separate department of registration, the Jammu and Kashmir government announced that a computerised registration system will be rolled out across the union territory by the end of November.

Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam chaired a high-level meeting in Jammu to finalise steps for rolling out the new system, which is being


Monday, November 11, 2019Pak increases deployment across Line of Control in J&K

New Delhi, Nov 11: India has apprised the international community about the Pakistan Army gradually increasing troop deployment and enhancing its firepower on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5, sources said on Monday.

The Indian Army had carried out a detailed analysis in this regard and shared a report with the government.


Monday, November 11, 2019EOW to question Union Agriculture Secy in EPF scam

Lucknow, Nov 11: The Uttar Pradesh Police's Economic Offences Wing (EOW) was preparing to send a notice to Union Agriculture Secretary Sanjay Agarwal, the former chairman of UP Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL), for recording his statement in the Rs 4,000 crore Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) scam.

The EOW, which is investigating the scam until the CBI takes over, said that it needed to record


Monday, November 11, 2019Man completes vocal, musicial recording of over 550 compositions of Guru Nanak Dev

Chandigarh, Nov 11: To mark the momentous occasion of 550th birth anniversary of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, Arvinderjit Singh of Chandigarh has completed the vocal and musical recording of over 550 compositions (shabads) of the founder of the religion.

Popularly known as 'Kittu Veerji Chandigarh Wale’, Mr Singh has recorded these over 550 shabads in honor of Guru Nanak Dev in about one year's time, i


Monday, November 11, 2019Seshan a stalwart for free and fair elections: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 11: Expressing sadness over the death of former Chief Election Commissioner T.N. Seshan, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said his "legendary contribution" to democracy would always remembered.

"Saddened to know about the demise of T.N. Seshan Ji, a stalwart for free and fair elections," Banerjee said in a Twitter post.

"His legendary contribution to democra


Monday, November 11, 2019Ram temple construction may begin from Ram Navmi

Ayodhya, Nov 11: The construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya is likely to start from 'Ram Navmi' in April next year. 'Ram Navmi' in 2020 falls on April 2 and the festival celebrates the birth of Lord Ram.

"There can be no better date for initiating the Ram Janmabhoomi temple. The three month deadline for setting up a trust ends in February and by then, all preparations would be completed. Howeve


Monday, November 11, 201977 arrested in UP for objectionable social media posts

Lucknow, Nov 11: Seventy-seven persons across Uttar Pradesh were arrested after the Supreme Court verdict for trying to vitiate communal harmony on social media.

A statement issued by Lucknow police said that 34 cases had been registered and 77 persons arrested so far.

Action has also been taken against 4,563 posts of the 8,275, which were identified as objectionable. These posts were put o


Sunday, November 10, 2019BJP says it cannot form government in Maharashtra

Mumbai, Nov 10 (IANS) In a major political development, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday admitted it was not in a position to form the government in Maharashtra despite having a public mandate for its pre-poll alliance.

BJP State President Chandrakant Patil said the party's stand has been conveyed to Governor B.S. Koshyari this evening after hectic meetings of the party core committee sinc


Sunday, November 10, 2019NIC demand at NSA meet with religious leaders

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, at his residence on Sunday here, held a meeting of eminent religious leaders from across faiths to discuss maintaining peace and harmony in the wake of Ayodhya verdict. A joint statement was issued after the meet, but most religious leaders demanded revival of National Integration Council (NIC), established in 1961.

"I demanded rev


Sunday, November 10, 2019Festivities in Punjab mark Guru Nanak's birth anniversary

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 10 (IANS) A sea of humanity was witnessed on Sunday here at this border town of Punjab from where Prime Minister Narendra Modi a day earlier had opened the Kartarpur Corridor.

Modi had also flagged off the first lot of pilgrims to visit Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province.

With the Dera Baba Nanak Utsav event here to mark the 550th birth anni


Sunday, November 10, 2019Milad-un-Nabi celebrated peacefully in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Milad-ub-Nabi, the birth anniversary of Prophet Muhammad, passed off peacefully in Hyderabad and other parts of Telangana on Sunday amid tight security.

Police had deployed additional forces in communally sensitive old city of Hyderabad in the wake of Saturday's Supreme Court verdict in Ayodhya title case.

Personnel of Rapid Action Force and City Armed Reserve were


Sunday, November 10, 2019Day after Ayodhya verdict, NSA holds interfaith meet

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Just a day after the Ayodhya verdict, National Security Advisor Ajit doval held a meeting at his residence of religious leaders cutting across faiths.

Shia Cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawad and Swami Chidanand Saraswati was present at the inter-religious meet at Doval's residence on Sunday. Baba Ramdev, Swami Parmatmanand were also present there. Naved Hamid of Majlis-E-Musha


Sunday, November 10, 2019Minutes before marriage, techie hangs self in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 10 (IANS) Half-an-hour before tying the knot to make a new beginning in life, a software engineer committed suicide at a function hall on the outskirts of Hyderabad, police said.

N. S. Sandeep hanged himself at the function hall in Kompally in Medchal district.

The incident occurred even as guests from the families of both the bridegroom and the bride were waiting for the cer


Sunday, November 10, 2019Andhra man murdered over Rs 2

Amaravati, Nov 10 (IANS) In a shocking incident, a man was killed during an argument for two rupees in Andhra Pradesh's East Godavari district, police said.

The incident occurred late Saturday in Valasapakala village under Kakinada rural block.

According to police, Suvarnaraju (24), a construction worker, had gone to a cycle shop for inflating his cycle tyres. As he did not have two rupees


Sunday, November 10, 2019PM, HM speak to Mamata over cyclone Bulbul, assure help

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) A day after cyclone Bulbul wreaked havoc in the coastal areas of West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday spoke to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to take stock of the situation.

In the telephonic conversation, Modi assured Banerjee of all possible assistance from the Central government.

"Spoke to WB CM @MamataOfficial reg


Sunday, November 10, 2019212 pillars, 128 ft high, 5 entrances: The elusive Ram Mandir

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Now that the Supreme Court has cleared decks for temple in Ayodhya, the Ram Janambhoomi Nyas along with the help from VHP will like to start its construction at the earliest. Though, the VHP has toyed with many maps of the Ram Temple, as it conceived over the years; but there's a blueprint based upon the most agreeable version that the majority believes, resembles the ori


Sunday, November 10, 2019Minority Affairs Ministry to establish 'Hunar Hubs' in every state: Naqvi

New Delhi/Allahabad, Nov 10:The Minority Affairs Ministry is working on a war footing to establish 'Hunar Hubs' in every state in the next five years to train and encourage indigenous artisans and craftsmen, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Sunday.

The ministry has sanctioned 100 'Hunar Hubs" or skill centres in different parts of the country in the first 100 days of the second Modi


Sunday, November 10, 2019Jawan commits suicide at SSB camp in UP's Maharajganj

Maharajganj (UP), Nov 10: A soldier of the 66th Battalion of the Sashastra Seema Bal has allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his gun at the Hardidali camp in Uttar Pradesh's Maharajganj district, police said on Sunday.

The incident happened on Saturday night and the victim was identified as Basher Ahmad (32), a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, they said.

The reason behind the


Sunday, November 10, 2019Cyclone ''Bulbul'' disrupts normal life in Bengal; 4 killed

Kolkata, Nov 10: Cyclone 'Bulbul', which made landfall between Bengal and Bangladesh coasts, brought in its wake heavy rain coupled with strong winds till early Sunday, affecting normal life in several parts of the city and the coastal districts of the state.

At least four people were killed in rain-related incidents in Kolkata and North 24 Parganas since Saturday, according to official report


Sunday, November 10, 20193 killed, 3 injured in a road accident in Bihar

Aurangabad, Nov 10: Three persons including a minor boy were killed while three others seriously injured when a car hit a stationary truck in Bihar's Aurangabad district on Sunday morning, police said.

The incident occurred on NH 2 near Kushaha Mor under Madanpur police station area when a car carrying six persons hit a stationary truck, in which two persons were killed on the spot and four ot


Sunday, November 10, 2019Shah to pay obeisance Sultanpur Lodhi gurdwara on Monday

Chandigarh, Nov 10: Union Home Minister Amit Shah will pay obeisance at the historic Ber Sahib Gurdwara in Punjab's Sultanpur Lodhi town on Monday to mark the 500th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, on November 12, officials said on Sunday.

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur will also visit the shrine on Monday.

Shah's visit will follow Prime Minister Narendra Mo


Sunday, November 10, 2019If Babri Masjid illegal, why is Advani being tried :Owaisi

Hyderabad, Nov 10: If Babri Masjid was illegal, then why Advani is being tried for its demolition and if it was legal then why Advani is getting the land, asked All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi.

The Hyderabad MP wondered how a person who demolished somebody's house can get the same house.

Addressing a public meeting here Friday night on the eve of M


Sunday, November 10, 2019Tens of thousands converge on Guru's holy town

Sultanpur Lodhi (Punjab), Nov 10: Tens of thousands of devotees from across the globe are converging every day in this holy town associated with the founder of Sikhism, Guru Nanak Dev, whose 550th birth anniversary falls on Tuesday.

It is here that the Sikh first master gained enlightenment at the end of the 15th century.

Organisers say the desire of devotees is to pay obeisance at the hist


Sunday, November 10, 20193 dead in WB, Odisha; Cyclone Bulbul moves to B'desh

New Delhi, Nov 10: Three people died in West Bengal and Odisha after the 'very severe' cyclonic storm Bulbul weakened into a 'severe' one on Saturday evening, wreaking havoc in the coastal districts of both the states and causing damage to thousands of houses, uprooting trees and affecting hundreds of phone towers, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs said on Sunday.

As the centre of the severe


Sunday, November 10, 2019India, Pak held 3 rounds of high-level talks on Kartarpur

New Delhi, Nov 10: The Kartarpur corridor, inaugurated with much fanfare on Saturday to mark the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, saw India and Pakistan holding three rounds of high-level discussions at the joint secretary level before signing of the agreement.

Though India and Pakistan have not resumed official dialogue, both sides held conversat


Sunday, November 10, 2019UNSG welcomes opening of Kartarpur corridor

United Nations, Nov 9: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday welcomed the opening of the Kartarpur Corridor, saying the initiative paves the way for interfaith harmony and understanding.

In a historic people-to-people initiative, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday inaugurated the historic corridor linking Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Pakistan, the final resting


Sunday, November 10, 20191 held for objectionable post after Ayodhya verdict

Muzaffarnagar, Nov 10: A man has been arrested here for posting "objectionable" messages on the social media after the Supreme Court's Ayodhya judgment, police said on Sunday.

The arrest was made on Saturday evening, Superintendent of Police Vijay Kumar Pandey said.

According to an FIR, the man had made remarks against a particular community after the verdict, the SP said.

On Saturday, t


Sunday, November 10, 2019Delhi air quality remains poor

New Delhi, Nov 10: Pollution levels in the national capital remained in the "poor" category on Sunday morning.

At 9 AM, Delhi's the air quality index (AQI) was recorded at 281, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

The AQI in adjoining areas of Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad and Gurgaon was registered at 302, 297, 251 and 253 respectively.

An AQI between 201 and 300 i


Sunday, November 10, 2019PM speaks to Mamata over cyclone Bulbul, assures assistance

New Delhi, Nov 10: A day after cyclone Bulbul wreaked havoc in the coastal areas of West Bengal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday spoke to Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to took stock of the situation.

In the telephonic conversation, Modi assured Banerjee of all possible assistance from the Central government. "Spoke to WB CM @MamataOfficial regarding the situation arising due to Cyclone


Sunday, November 10, 2019BJP must grab Governor's offer to form govt in Maha: Shiv Sena

Mumbai, Nov 10: The Shiv Sena on Sunday advised the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to grab the Governor's offer to explore possibilities and willingness to form the government in Maharashtra.

"We welcome the Governor's decision... The BJP is claiming it has the numbers to form the government. They should take advantage of this," Sena MP Sanjay Raut told mediapersons here.

Late on Saturday ni


Sunday, November 10, 2019Cyclone Bulbul: Bangladesh recives rains, 150 fishermen missing

Dhaka, Nov 10: Cyclone Bulbul was likely to cross the Sundarbans in Satkhira along the Bangladesh-India border on Saturday midnight with a wind speed between 100 and 120 kmph. Many places, including the capital, received rain throughout the day.

Cyclone Bulbul was approaching the Sundarbans coast from the Bay of Bengal, according to Bangladesh Meteorological Department.

The sea was rough un


Sunday, November 10, 2019Group of youth stage 'protest' at JNU against SC's Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi, Nov 10: A group of youth, claiming to be students of Jamia Millia Islamia and Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), gathered at JNU campus on Saturday night and made provocative speeches against the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya title suit.

With about 50 youth in attendance at the "protest" against the Supreme Court judgement that awarded the entire disputed land in Ayodhya to t


Sunday, November 10, 201975 passengers of cruise ship rescued in Bay of Bengal: Mamata

Kolkata, Nov 10: At least 75 passengers of a cruise ship in the Bay of Bengal were rescued by the West Bengal police while Severe Cyclone Bulbul raged on Saturday, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said.

"These people did not know about the calamity. The 24 Parganas South police superintendent led the rescue," Banerjee told mediapersons at the special control room in the state secretariat Nabanna


Sunday, November 10, 2019President, PM wish people on Milad-un-Nabi

New Delhi, Nov 10 President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wished people on the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi -- the birthday of Prophet Muhammad.

Extending the wishes, the President wrote on Twitter: "On the occasion of Milad-un-Nabi, the birthday of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), good wishes to all fellow citizens, especially to our Muslim brothers and sisters in India and


Saturday, November 9, 2019Modi flags off 1st pilgrimage to Kartarpur

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan for respecting the sentiments of India as he flagged off the first pilgrimage to Darbar Sahib in Pakistan after inaugurating the Kartarpur Corridor here.

In the first-of its-kind occasion in seven decades, Modi sent the first lot of 500 pilgrims to visit Darbar Sahib, als


Saturday, November 9, 2019Accept Ayodhya verdict: Bukhari

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid, Shahi Imam Ahmed Bukhari has welcomed the apex court judgement on the Ayodhya title suit, and said he does not agree with the All India Muslim Personal Law Board which said it may file a review petition on the verdict.

The Shahi Imam, speaking to the media, said "We have been consistently saying that we will accept the Supreme Court verdic


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ayodhya verdict: Mixed reactions from TN parties

Chennai, Nov 9 (IANS) Political parties in Tamil Nadu on Saturday gave a mixed reaction to the Supreme Court's judgement in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land title case, with some welcoming it and some speaking against it.

The apex court on Saturday delivered its judgement in the long pending case whereby it ordered the Central government to form a trust to build and maintain a temple on t


Saturday, November 9, 2019Sidhu gives Kartarpur Corridor credit to Almighty

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9 (IANS) Congress leader and former Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Saturday paid obeisance at the historic Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan.

He was among the first all-party delegation of 500 pilgrims from India which reached Pakistan's Kartarpur to pay obeisance at the shrine of Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, after the opening of the historic


Saturday, November 9, 2019Kerala Muslim organisations welcome Ayodhya order

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 9 (IANS) Muslim organisations in Kerala have welcomed the historic judgement of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya title dispute case.

Supreme leader of the Indian Union Muslim League, the second biggest ally of the Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF), Hyderali Shihab Thangal said that they accept the verdict.

"There should be no disturbances based on the verdic


Saturday, November 9, 2019Delhi air quality still 'very poor'

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Delhi's air quality continued to be "very poor" on Saturday, although the contribution from stubble fires has been very less during the last couple of days.

According to Safar India, AQI in Delhi was recorded at 335 on Saturday, while PM 10 and PM 2.5 levels were "moderate" and "very poor", respectively.

"AQI is likely to slightly improve and forecasted to be in the


Saturday, November 9, 2019Adhere to Programme Code, I&B Ministry tells TV channels

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) The Union Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has issued an advisory to all television channels and cable TV operators directing for strict adherence to the Programme Code during discussion, debates and reporting following the Supreme Court verdict on the Ayodhya dispute on Saturday.

As per sources, television channels have been asked to exercise utmost restraint whi


Saturday, November 9, 2019Before 1856 riots, Hindu-Muslim faiths co-existed: SC

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) In the much-awaited verdict in the Ayodhya land dispute case, the Supreme Court on Saturday said that Hindu and Muslim faiths co-existed before the 1856-57 riots which broke out between the communities in the vicinity of the structure.

In what will go down in history as one of its most landmark verdicts, the Supreme Court on Saturday granted the ownership of the 2.77 ac


Saturday, November 9, 2019Goyal to meet USTR on Nov 13, may seal trade pact

New Delhi, Nov 9 (IANS) Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal will meet US Trade Representative (USTR) Ambassador Robert Lighthizer on November 13 for bilateral trade discussions and to arrive at a shared understanding on a possible trade deal.

Post walking out of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) pact, India will have talks with the United States which had hit a rough patch on t


Saturday, November 9, 2019Dos and don'ts for pilgrims travelling via Kartarpur Corridor

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday inaugurated the Integrated Check Post at the Kartarpur Corridor, a religious link first in seven decades between India and Pakistan, here in Punjab's Gurdaspur district.

The inauguration of the Integrated Check Post facilitated Indian pilgrims to visit to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib in Pakistan. But registration by a devote


Saturday, November 9, 2019Home Secy briefs Amit Shah on security situation

New Delhi, Nov 9: Union Home Minister Amit Shah was on Saturday briefed about the security scenario across the country, especially in Ayodhya, in the wake of the Supreme Court verdict in the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute.

Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla briefed Shah as well as Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba about the security arrangements in the country.

Gauba is also chairing


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ayodhya verdict :Karnataka BJP hails SC verdict

Bengaluru, Nov 9: Terming the unanimous verdict of the Supreme Court on the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title case historic, Karnataka's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) welcomed it and appealed to all sections of the people to maintain peace and harmony.

"We welcome the unanimous verdict on the title of the 2.77-acre disputed land in favour of the Hindus by upholding the petition


Saturday, November 9, 2019Strengthen 'Rashtra Bhakti' spirit: Modi on Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi, Nov 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Ayodhya verdict should not be seen as a victory or defeat of anyone and urged all to strengthen the spirit of nationalism.

In a series of tweets, Modi said the decision is notable as it highlights that any dispute can be amicably solved in the spirit of due process of law. He also said the verdict reaffirms the independence,


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ayodhya verdict: Security ramped up in Delhi, police warns strict action against trouble makers

New Delhi, Nov 9: The Delhi police on Saturday ramped up security in the national capital including parts of old Delhi after the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya verdict and warned of strict action against those indulging in activities that affect peace and public order.

Prohibitory orders have been issued to maintain public order in the national capital, police said.

The Supreme Court


Saturday, November 9, 2019Highlights of SC verdict on Ayodhya land dispute

ew Delhi, Nov 9: The following are the highlights of the Supreme Court judgement in which it unanimously granted the entire 2.77 acre of disputed Ram-Janmbhoomi Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya to deity Ram Lalla.

- Possession of disputed land will be handed over to the deity Ram Lalla, one of the three litigants in the case.

- The land will remain with a central government receiver.

- The d


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ayodhya verdict historic, balanced and judicious: Javadekar

New Delhi, Nov 9: Union minister Prakash Javadekar on Saturday hailed the Supreme Court verdict in the Ayodhya case, saying the judgment is historic, balanced and judicious.

In a unanimous verdict, the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Centre to allot an alternative 5-acre plot to the Sunni Waqf Board for building


Saturday, November 9, 2019All should respect SC verdict on Ayodhya dispute, maintain harmony: Priyanka

New Delhi, Nov 9: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday said all parties should respect the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya issue and maintain India's age-old tradition of living together in harmony and brotherhood.

The Supreme Court in a unanimous verdict on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the


Saturday, November 9, 2019Modi thanks Imran for timely opening of Kartarpur corridor

Dera Baba Nanak (Punjab), Nov 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday thanked his Pakistani counterpart Imran Khan for respecting the sentiments of India.

The opening of Kartarpur Sahib corridor before the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devi has brought us immense happiness, he said.

"Visit to Gurdwara Darbar Sahib will become easy now," Modi said at the Kartarpur Corridor inaug


Saturday, November 9, 2019Indian Navy aircraft, ships on standby for cyclone Bulbul

Kolkata, Nov 9: The Indian Navy has kept on standby its aircraft and three ships for immediate deployment in the eventuality of any damage by severe syclonic storm Bulbul, which is expected to make landfall by Saturday midnight, a Defence Ministry spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said the Eastern Naval Command (ENC) was closely monitoring the movement of the cyclonic storm as it goes northw


Saturday, November 9, 2019Modi congratulates Mauritius PM Jugnauth on re-election

New Delhi, Nov 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated his Mauritius counterpart Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on Saturday after the latter was re-elected for a five-year term in office in the recently concluded elections in the island nation.

Mauritius shares strong historical and political ties with India with around 68 per cent of its population being of Indian descent. The island nation is


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ayodhya verdict will strengthen India's unity, integrity: Shah

New Delhi, Nov 9: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday welcomed the Ayodhya verdict and said the decision will strengthen the country's unity, integrity and great culture, as he urged all communities to maintain peace and harmony.

In a series of tweets in Hindi, Shah expressed gratitude to all the people and organisations who contributed and tried for so many years on the dispute.

"I w


Saturday, November 9, 2019Netizens hail SC verdict on 'Ram Janmabhoomi'

New Delhi, Nov 9: After a historic judgement by Supreme Court on Ayodhya, netizens took to social media sites and hailed the apex court's decision.

In a historic judgement, the Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Centre to form within three months a trust which will build a temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya.

The Sunni Waqf Board, which was a party to the 7-decade-old title suit, sho


Saturday, November 9, 2019SC directs Centre to form trust in 3 months to build temple

New Delhi, Nov 9: In a historic judgement in the sensitive Ayodhya land dispute case, the Supreme Court on Saturday directed the Centre to form within three months a trust which will build a temple at the disputed site.

The Sunni Waqf Board, which was a party to the 7-decade-old title suit, should be given an alternate five-acre land at some other suitable place for construction of a mosque, a


Saturday, November 9, 2019SC verdict on Ayodhya marks culmination of 7-decade-old legal case

New Delhi, Nov 9: The judgement by the five-judge bench of the Supreme Court in the Ayodhya title dispute case marks culmination of a seven-decade-old legal battle in the hugely sensitive case.

The legal case, revolving around the dispute over 2.77 acres of land in Ayodhya, dominated political discourse since the 1980s.

Hindu groups wanted control of the land, saying a temple existed there,


Saturday, November 9, 2019Will file review petition, Jilani on Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi, Nov 9: Sunni Waqf Board lawyer Zafaryab Jilani on Saturday said they are not satisfied with the Supreme Court verdict and will file a review petition, after the Supreme Court ruled to give the disputed land in Ayodhya to the Hindus for a temple and five acres of alternate land to the Muslims for a mosque.

"We respect the judgement but we are not satisfied. The judgement is not as pe


Saturday, November 9, 2019Rajnath, Gadkari welcome Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi, Nov 9: Union Ministers Rajnath Singh and Nitin Gadkari on Saturday welcomed the judgement of the Supreme Court on the Ayodhya dispute and urged people to maintain peace and harmony.

While Singh called the judgement a "landmark", Gadkari said, "everyone must accept the verdict".

"It is a landmark judgement. This will strengthen the social fabric of the country, this is my faith. I


Saturday, November 9, 2019Kejriwal welcomes SC verdict in Ayodhya case, appeals to people to maintain peace and harmony

New Delhi, Nov 9: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday welcomed the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, saying the judgement ended the decades old dispute and appealed to people to maintain peace and harmony.

The Supreme Court on Saturday cleared the way for the construction of a Ram Temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya, and directed the Ce


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ayodhya title suit defined India's politics

Lucknow, Nov 9: The manner in which an issue of civil dispute over a piece of land gradually became one of the most defining aspects of politics in contemporary India.

With the Supreme Court ruling on Saturday that the disputed land at Ayodhya be given to the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, curtains were drawn on a 70-year legal battle in independent India and 90 years during the British rule.

One of


Saturday, November 9, 2019Delhi Police requests people to maintain peace

New Delhi, Nov 9: The Delhi Police on Saturday urged citizens to maintain peace ahead of the Ayodhya verdict.

"In view of the upcoming judgment by the Supreme Court regarding the Ayodhya matter, Delhi Police requests every citizen to contribute to peace and tranquillity. The Delhi Police will initiate strict legal action against mischief-mongers or those found indulging in any activity which


Saturday, November 9, 2019Cyclone 'Bulbul' creating havoc in Odisha coast

Bhubaneswar, Nov 9: With Cyclone Bulbul progressing towards West Bengal coast, it has triggered heavy rainfall coupled with strong wind in the coastal districts on Saturday.

Hundreds of trees were found uprooted in several places in the coastal districts while the NDRF, ODRAF, police and fire personnel have been engaged in clearing road blockade by dislocating the uprooted trees lying on the r


Saturday, November 9, 2019Disputed land goes to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, alternate land granted for Mosque: SC

New Delhi, Nov 9: The Supreme Court on Saturday gave the disputed Ayodhya site to Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas while five acres of alternate land to Sunni Waqf to build the mosque.

The court also ordered the Central government to formulate a scheme within three months to implement this order.

A five-judge constitutional bench led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi delivered the judgement 40 da


Saturday, November 9, 2019PM Modi pays obeisance at Ber Sahib Gurudwara at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab

New Delhi, Nov 9: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday paid obeisance at Ber Sahib Gurudwara at Sultanpur Lodhi in Punjab before he inaugurates the Integrated Check Post of the Kartarpur Corridor at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur.

The 4.2 km-long corridor from the Indian side has come up in connection with celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Devji, the founder of


Saturday, November 9, 2019Shah calls security meeting ahead of Ayodhya verdict

New Delhi, Nov 9: Home Minister Amit Shah on Saturday called a security meeting with National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and Director of the Intelligence Bureau Arvind Kumar at his residence, ahead of the Ayodhya verdict.

Doval and Kumar have reached Shah's residence for the meeting. Other senior security officials will also attend the meeting, sources said.

A five-judge Constitution Bench


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ayodhya verdict: Rush of lawyers in SC courtroom

New Delhi, Nov 9: As the minutes ticked to the much-anticipated Ayodhya verdict, a large crowd of lawyers and journalists gathered outside the Chief Justice of India's courtroom in the Supreme Court here.

The courtroom of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi opened minutes before 10.30 a.m., though the verdict is to be delivered at 10.30 a.m.

Once the room opened, there was a huge rush of lawyers ins


Saturday, November 9, 2019Ahead of Ayodhya verdict, huge crowd in SC

New Delhi, Nov 9: Ahead of the Ayodhya verdict, a huge crowd of lawyers and journalist gathered outside the Chief Justice courtroom in the Supreme Court here.

The courtroom of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi is yet to open.

The crowd also includes the people connected with the case.

A five-judge Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court will deliver its verdict in the Ayodhya title dispute at 1


Saturday, November 9, 2019Don't take Ayodhya verdict as win or loss :UP Dy CM

ucknow, Nov 9: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has appealed to people not to take the Supreme Court verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi - Babri Masjid title dispute case as a case of win or loss.

In a tweet on Saturday, Maurya said: "The verdict in Shri Ram Janmabhoomi case should not be taken with an emotion of win or loss....Peace, harmony, brotherhood and unity should be


Saturday, November 9, 2019PM appeals for peace, harmony

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that the Supreme Court verdict on Ayodhya will not be a victory or defeat for anyone, and asked everyone to maintain harmony.
A day before the judgement on Saturday morning, Modi appealed to the people that they should make it a priority that this verdict strengthens India's glorious tradition of peace, unity and harmony.
"Tomorrow the verd


Friday, November 8, 2019People in UP town installing CCTV cameras at own expense

Banda, Nov 8 (IANS) Ahead of the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ram Mandir-Babri Masjid case, people in Uttar Pradesh's Banda district are ensuring the installation of CCTV cameras at every corner. Moreover, they are doing it at their own expense.

Local residents and traders took this initiative for safety ahead of the SC verdict. The local police is just providing basic help, an official said


Friday, November 8, 2019BJP-Sena government in Maharashtra's interest: Gadkari

Mumbai, Nov 8 (IANS) Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday said that an alliance of like-minded Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena for the government would be in the interests of Maharashtra.

He also endorsed Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis' statements that there was no talk at any time over sharing the post of CM, as insisted by Sena President Uddhav Thackeray.

"We discussed the


Friday, November 8, 2019Punjab, the epicentre of crop burning fires, sees low pollution levels

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) For a region that is the epicentre of crop fire burning, Punjab is exhibiting fairly comfortable levels of air quality index (AQI) while many parts of Delhi NCR, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh are showing elevated air pollution levels.

As par data collated from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) for November 7, cities in Punjab except Jalandhar are all in the satisfa


Friday, November 8, 2019RTC employees not allowed protest march in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Nov 8 (IANS) Hyderabad police has denied permission to striking employees of Telangana State Road Transport Corporation (TSRTC) for their proposed march in the city on Saturday.

Leaders of Joint Action Committee (JAC) of TSRTC employees on Friday called on Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar to seek permission for 'chalo Tankbund' programme as part of their ongoing strike over various


Friday, November 8, 2019Congress and JMM announce alliance, Hemant to be CM face

Ranchi, Nov 8 (IANS) The Congress on Friday announced that it will be contesting the upcoming Jharkhand Assembly polls in alliance with the Jharkahnd Mukti Morcha (JMM).

In a joint press conference here, Congress Jharkhand in-charge RPN Singh and JMM executive president Hemant Soren announced the seat sharing formula also.

"JMM, Congress and RJD will fight on 43, 31 and 7 seats respectively


Friday, November 8, 2019Country facing worst ever economic crisis: Antony

Thiruvananthapuram, Nov 8 (IANS) Congress Working Committee member A.K. Antony on Friday said that the country is passing through the worst ever economic crisis seen in independent India under the BJP rule.

"The Congress is embarking on a nationwide protest against this. At the end of it, a rally where lakh of people will take part will be held in Delhi. We will seek the support of other oppos


Friday, November 8, 2019No Odd-Even restriction on November 11,12

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday announced that commuters in the national capital will not have to face the Odd-Even scheme on November 11 and 12 due to the celebration of the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev.

Speaking to the media, Kejriwal said the decision came after people from the Sikh community requested the government to relax the rules as


Friday, November 8, 2019Punjab CM asks Google to remove anti-India App

Chandigarh, Nov 8 (IANS) Perturbed over reports of the launch of an anti-India App by Google, Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Friday directed his officers to take up the matter appropriately and asked the technology company to remove it.

He also urged the Centre to direct the company to take down the controversial App immediately.

The state has taken up the issue with Google, said


Friday, November 8, 2019You don't need big muscles to hit maximums: '6's king' Rohit

Rajkot, Nov 8 (IANS) Stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma was at his menacing best during the second T20I against Bangladesh which India won comfortably by eight-wickets to level the three-match series.

Chasing 154, Rohit -- who was playing his 100th T20I -- smashed 85 runs and helped the team get across the line with more than four overs to spare at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Thur


Friday, November 8, 2019Soldier killed as Pakistan violates ceasefire along LoC in J-K's Poonch

Jammu, Nov 8 (PTI) A soldier was killed as Pakistan violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district on Friday, an Army official said.
Pakistan fired at forward posts along the LoC around 2.30 am in Krishnaghati sector in Poonch, in which the Army personnel was killed, the official said.
Indian troops carried out retaliatory firing, he added.


Friday, November 8, 2019Woman DCP could have been 'lynched' by frenzied mob at Tis Hazari courts: Special Branch

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) A top secret report of the Special Branch of the Delhi Police reveals that a frenzied mob of over 200 brutally attacked DCP Monika Bhardwaj during the violent clashes between lawyers and the police at Tis Hazari Courts on November 2. The unarmed DCP could have been 'lynched' if a small contingent of police have not rushed to her rescue. An audio of the DCP's Personal Secur


Friday, November 8, 2019'Rating stands, outlook cut: India likely headed for debt-trap, slowdown'

New Delhi, Nov 8 (IANS) Global ratings agency, Moody's Investors Service has cut India's outlook to negative from stable on increasing risks of lower economic growth than the past and reflecting lower government effectiveness at addressing long-standing economic and institutional weaknesses.

Moody's has changed the outlook on the Government of India's ratings to negative from stable and affirm


Thursday, November 7, 2019Vibrant Gujarat guiding model to woo investments: HP CM

Dharamsala, Nov 7 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Thursday said the Vibrant Gujarat events organised by Narendra Modi as Chief Minister of Gujarat showed the way to attract investment to the state that resulted in investment deals worth Rs 92,439 crore.

Inspired by the success of Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh also decided to organise a summit to woo investments to the stat


Thursday, November 7, 2019Can visit Pakistan as devotee on visa: Sidhu

Chandigarh, Nov 7 (IANS) Congress leader and former Punjab minister Navjot Sidhu on Thursday again wrote to External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, asking "if he didn't get response to his third letter seeking permission to visit Pakistan, then he will proceed as a devotee on an eligible visa".

"Despite repeated reminders you haven't responded to whether or not the government has granted me p


Thursday, November 7, 2019Tripura to resume food supply to tribal refugees

Agartala, Nov 7 (IANS) The eight-day road blockade by the tribal refugees was lifted on Thursday after the appeal of a Group of Ministers (GoM), which promised to resume the food and relief supplies to over 35,000 tribal migrants, sheltered in northern Tripura for more than 22 years after they fled Mizoram.

"The Reang tribal refugees have withdrawn their blockade of important highways in Kanch


Thursday, November 7, 2019Ayodhya: No tension, only apprehension ahead of verdict

Ayodhya, Nov 7 (IANS) The waters of Saryu are placid but run deep. There is no tension in the air but the apprehension is palpable.

As the clock ticks away to the judgment day, the khaki presence in this holy town increases by the hour.

Policemen stand at every ten feet or so and though no restrictions on movement have been enforced as yet, the 'military presence' is unnerving.

"The pres


Thursday, November 7, 2019All Sena MLAs lodged in Mumbai hotel

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) Not willing to take any chances of potential poaching, the Shiv Sena has decided to shift all its 56 legislators to a private sea-facing hotel in suburban Bandra till the political crisis in the state is resolved, party sources said here on Thursday.

The legislators, who are from Mumbai and different parts of Maharashtra, are expected to be lodged at the Hotel Rangsharda n


Thursday, November 7, 2019Modi travelling to Brazil next week for BRICS summit

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a two-day visit to Brasilia, Brazil, to attend the 11th BRICS summit, which has the theme 'Economic Growth for an Innovative Future'. The BRICS comprises Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa.

Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs T.S. Tirumurti, briefing reporters, said this is the sixth time


Thursday, November 7, 2019Indian Army tells personnel not to get 'honey trapped'

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) In the wake of some 'honey trap' incidents, the Indian Army has issued an advisory, asking its personnel to be cautious and avoid being friendly with strangers posing as spiritual leaders or women of foreign origin.

The Army has also identified around 150 profiles used by Pakistan to honey trap Indian Army personnel.

The advisory, issued in mid-October, says that Pak


Thursday, November 7, 2019Passports needed for Kartarpur, will go by MoU: India

New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) Amid conflicting messages emanating from Pakistan ahead of the Kartarpur inauguration, India on Thursday said that pilgrims going from India would have to carry their passports to use the cross-border corridor to reach the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, addressing a briefing here, said that despite the corridor slated


Thursday, November 7, 201910 cyber criminals arrested in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Nov 7 (IANS) Ten cyber criminals were arrested in Jharkhand's Deoghar district on Thursday, police said.

The cyber police in a special drive arrested the criminals from two villages in the district. The police seized 28 mobile phones, six bank passbooks, 19 ATM cards, one vehicle, two bikes and Rs 1.50 lakh in cash from them.

The police first arrested Girish Mandal, Sujit Mandal, Am


Thursday, November 7, 2019Man who burnt alive Telangana official dies

Hyderabad, Nov 7 (IANS) The man, who had burnt alive a Telangana government official in her office near Hyderabad on Monday, also succumbed to his injuries on Thursday, taking the toll to three in the ghastly incident.

K. Suresh died at government-run Osmania Hospital around 3.30 p.m., doctors said. His condition started deteriorating on Wednesday night and he was put on ventilator.



Thursday, November 7, 2019Setback to BJP: Sena MLAs back Uddhav on power-sharing

Mumbai, Nov 7 (IANS) In yet another dampener for the Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena legislators unanimously endorsed party President Uddhav Thackeray's stand on government formation on the basis of 50:50 power-sharing formula, here on Thursday.

The party's legislators, who were summoned for an urgent meeting by Thackeray at his residence this afternoon, have also given full authority to the


Thursday, November 7, 2019States competing to attract investments: Modi

Dharamsala, Nov 7: Every state in the country is competing to attract business and investment, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday in his rebuttal of the continuous harping by the opposition that the economic situation has been bad.

"Earlier, investors' summit like these used to happen in just few cities in the country. The situation has changed today. Every state today is competing


Thursday, November 7, 2019When Sibal brought Delhi's odd-even into Kashmir hearing

New Delhi, Nov 7: Delhi's odd-even vehicles rationing scheme on Thursday found reference in the hearing on the matters connected with Kashmir in the Supreme Court.

Senior advocate Kapil Sibal appearing for senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, during arguments on opposing restrictions imposed on the people in KashmirA after revocation of Article 370, mentioned the odd-even vehicle rationing


Thursday, November 7, 2019BJP gets new office in Leh at height of over 11k ft

New Delhi, Nov 7: The Bharatiya Janata Party has opened a new office in Leh, the administrative capital of Ladakh, at a height of more than 11,000 feet. Party General Secretary Arun Singh inaugurated the new office on Thursday afternoon.

The office is equipped with modern facilities, including video conferencing, to access the Delhi party headquarters as and when required. An assembly hall has


Thursday, November 7, 2019Gadkari confirms 'Not returning' to state politics

Nagpur, Nov 7: Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari has ruled out any possibility of his returning to state politics and said the political impasse in Maharashtra would be soon resolved, here on Thursday.

"I am in Delhi... There is no question of my returning to state politics. The political crisis in the state will be resolved soon," Gadkari said, ending all speculation of his being a conte


Thursday, November 7, 2019India to host 'No Money For Terror' meet in 2020

Melbourne, Nov 7: India will host the next edition of the 'No Money For Terror' conference to be held in 2020, Union Minister G Kishan Reddy said on Thursday.

The 'No Money For Terror' conference is organised by Financial Intelligence Units (FIUs) of over 100 countries, jointly called The Egmont Group.

India will host the next 'No Money For Terror' conference in India in 2020, Reddy, Union


Thursday, November 7, 2019Lawyers continue to abstain from work, litigants offered flowers

New Delhi, Nov 7: Litigants were welcomed with flowers by lawyers at the entrance of Saket district court complex on Thursday as advocates abstained from work for the fourth consecutive day, protesting against the clash with police at Tis Hazari court on November 2.

Lawyers of all six district courts -- Tis Hazari, Saket, Karkardooma, Rohini, Patiala House and Dwarka -- held peaceful protests,


Thursday, November 7, 2019Modi reaches Dharamsala to open investors' summit

Dharamsala, Nov 7: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday reached Dharamsala to inaugurate and address Himachal Pradesh's first two-day Global Investor Summit.

"Tomorrow, I join the Rising Himachal Global Investors' Meet. The Summit is being held in picturesque Dharamsala, which is an ideal place to convince investors to invest in HP," Modi tweeted a day earlier.

He said Himachal's growth


Thursday, November 7, 2019Coimbatore killer to die for rape-murder of minor in 2010

New Delhi, Nov 7: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed petition of a man seeking review of its verdict and upheld conviction and death sentence for raping a minor and murdering her and her sibling nine years ago in Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu.

A three judge bench by majority of 2:1 held the crime committed by convict Manoharan as "rarest of rare case" category and ruled he did not deserve any


Thursday, November 7, 2019Soldier arrested for leaking border details to Pak, another freed

Jaipur, Nov 7: One of the two Indian soldiers who was taken into custody from the Jodhpur railway station on charges of sharing crucial information with a Pakistan-based woman ISI agent, has been arrested while the other was freed but would be used as a witness, police sources said.

The arrested soldier has been identified as Vichitra Behra, who hails from Odisha. He was arrested under Section


Thursday, November 7, 2019Twitter trolls Chetan Bhagat for being ISRO's chief guest

New Delhi: Netizens took no time to troll Indian author Chetan Bhagat for being honoured at Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) as the chief guest at an event and couldn't believe that he had been chosen to address them.

"Really honoured to be the Chief Guest at ISRO for the recent celebrations of the World Space Week. I can't believe one of India's finest organisations chose me to addr


Thursday, November 7, 2019Govt plans year-long celebrations of Constitution Day, joint sitting of both houses of Parliament

New Delhi: The government is planning to organise year-long celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the adoption of the Indian Constitution, the Union council of ministers was informed on Wednesday, sources said.

Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba made a presentation in this regard before the council of ministers. During the presentation, the top bureaucrat said the focus of the celebrations would


Thursday, November 7, 2019Delhi's air quality in "poor" category

New Delhi, Nov 7: Delhi's Air Quality improved from "very poor" category to "poor" category on Thursday morning, giving some respite to people grappling with severe pollution.

The air quality index was recorded at 214 this morning.

An AQI between 0-50 is considered good', 51-100 satisfactory', 101-200 moderate', 201-300 poor', 301-400 very poor' and 401-500 severe'. An AQI above 500 falls i


Thursday, November 7, 2019Indian-American 1st Muslim woman in Virginia Senate

Washington, Nov 7: Indian-American Democrat Ghazala Hashmi has become the first Muslim woman to be elected to the Virginia State Senate following her stunning victory over sitting Republican Senator Republican Glen Sturtevant.

Following her win in Tuesday's election, Hashmi will now represent Virginia's 10th Senate district. The race was one of the most watched contests in the state as the Dem


Thursday, November 7, 2019Goa village 'suspends' tourist photography tax

Panaji, Nov 7: Days after amateur shutterbugs on shoe-string budgets thought they have lost their opportunity to capture the scenic beauty of Goa, the panchayat in North Goa's Parra, the ancestral village of former Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, has scrapped a controversial tax levied on tourists.

Parra is best known for its scenic road lined with coconut trees, often serves as a backdrop


Thursday, November 7, 2019Modi's next target will be Indus Water Treaty: Pak Minister

Islamabad; Pakistan's Science and Technology Minister Fawad Chaudhry said that Indian premier Narendra Modi's next target will be the Indus Water Treaty.

Cautioning Pakistan to brace for a 'serious loss' that would be the result of internal conspiracies diverting the nation's attention from Kashmir, Chaudhry said "Modi's next target will be Indus Water Treaty. Don't know how he is tolerating P


Thursday, November 7, 2019WhatsApp Pay may put Indian digital banking at risk: Experts

New Delhi: After WhatsApp accounts of 121 Indians were compromised by the Israeli spyware Pegasus, experts have warned that the payment feature the Facebook-owned platform is planning to launch in India may put the digital banking system at risk.

"WhatsApp payment needs to be seen with microscopic eye, primarily because in payment you will be dealing with sensitive personal data and cyber secu


Thursday, November 7, 2019Passport must for Indian pilgrims to Kartarpur: ISPR chief

Islamabad, Nov 7: Indian Sikh pilgrims would require a passport to visit the Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan's Punjab province via the Kartarpur Corridor which will be inaugurated on Saturday ahead of the 550th birth anniversary of Baba Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of Sikhism, ISPR chief Major General Asif Ghafoor said here.

"As we have a security link, the entry would be a legal one under


Thursday, November 7, 2019Shahjahanpur victim's family alleges torture by SIT

Lucknow, Nov 7: The family members of the Shahjahanpur rape survivor have filed a 15-page affidavit before the Allahabad High Court accusing the Special Investing Team (SIT) of physically abusing them.

The family has also expressed lack of faith and trust in the probe team.

The affidavit, filed by the brother of the rape survivor, alleges that the SIT is physically and mentally torturing th


Thursday, November 7, 2019Lucknow to celebrate 'Dev Deepawali'

Lucknow, Nov 7: Lucknow will also celebrate "Dev Deepawali" on November 12 by lighting up over six lakh "diyas" (earthen lamps) on the banks of the Gomti River.

The festival is traditionally celebrated in Varanasi.

Mahant Divyagiri of the Mankameshwar temple said that the traditional Gomti "Aarti" will be held from the 11 platforms of the river on the occasion.

"Of the six lakh diyas tha


Thursday, November 7, 2019Gadkari likely to meet RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat

Nagpur, Nov 7: As the Maharashtra government formation efforts reach a critical stage, Union Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari is likely to meet Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat at its headquarters here on Thursday, according to sources.

Gadkari and Bhagwat are expected to discuss the political scenario with both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-Shiv Sena unwilling to let g


Thursday, November 7, 2019Ex-IAS officer gets inquiry memo 2 months after resignation

New Delhi: Kannan Gopinathan, who quit IAS in August ostensibly over restrictions imposed in Kashmir, said here on Wednesday a memorandum for departmental inquiry was issued by the Union Home Ministry to him two months after he submitted his resignation.

The 33-year-old IAS officer of the AGMUT cadre, posted as the Power Secretary in the Union Territories of Daman & Diu, and Dadra & Nagar Hav


Thursday, November 7, 2019Eye on DP&DB elections, BJP doubles its BDC count @157

‘70 independent chairpersons in Valley, 6 in Jammu join party’

JAMMU: Embarrassed by the drubbing in recent elections to the Block Development Councils (BDC) in Jammu and Kashmir, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has almost doubled the number of blocks won by it by roping in independent chairpersons, as part of its fresh strategy to perform better in District Planning and Development Boards (DP&DB) elections, which would be held soon in the newly formed unio


Thursday, November 7, 2019PM sets 2020 deadline for USB rail link

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took stock of the the progress of ambitious Udhampur-Baramulla rail link project and gave explicit instructions to expedite the work and complete it by next year.
PM Modi fixed the 2020 deadline for the ambitious project connecting Srinagar to Indian Railways network while chairing his 31st interaction meet through PRAGATI with secretaries of vari


Thursday, November 7, 2019SC seeks number of public transport vehicles plied since Aug 5 restrictions

Communication curbs for 90 days not temporary, SC told

JAMMU: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and the Jammu and Kashmir administration to apprise it on Thursday how many public transport vehicles like buses and trucks plied there after restrictions were imposed following the abrogation of Article 370 provisions.
The direction came when senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad alleged that the public transport