Thursday, January 18, 2018Woman gang-raped in Fatehabad

Chandigarh, Jan 18 : Another incident of gang-rape of a 20-year-old woman by two youths from her village was reported in Haryana on Thursday.

Two youth of Bothan Kalan village in Fatehabad district on Wednesday evening gang-raped the woman when she was alone in her house as her family had gone to attend a function.

In her complaint to the police, the victim alleged that the accused barged i


Thursday, January 18, 2018Muslim Orgs demand abolishing of subsidy to other religions as well

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Narendra Modi government has fulfilled their long pending demand by abolishing the subsidy given during Haj pilgrimage but the government, which talks about "honouring without appeasement", should also cancel the facilities to other religions, Muslim organisations said on Thursday.

The organisations said the government should also release global tenders by removing the


Thursday, January 18, 2018Haryana a crime hub, Khattar must resign: Congress

New Delhi, Jan 18 : The Congress on Thursday described Haryana as a "crime hub" and demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

"Haryana has become a crime hub under Khattar," Congress leader Randeep Singh Surjewala told the media here.

He said the truth was that organised and unorganised crime ruled the state as the "Khattar government is sleeping".

"We reiterate tha


Thursday, January 18, 2018Port employees request Goa CM to restore consent to coal handling activities

Panaji, Jan 18 : Goa Port and Dock Employees Union, Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) Retired Officer’s Association and Mormugao Port Trust Officer’s Association office bearers called on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday.

According to a statement from the Department of Information and Publicity, they appealed to the Chief Minister to intervene to restore consent to operate the coal handling


Thursday, January 18, 2018Finalise AIIMS location and announce in budget : Paneerselvam urges Centre

Chennai, Jan 18 : Levy of GST on the projects executed for the state government was a cause for serious concern as it amounted to fiscal transfer from the States to the Centre, besides adversely affecting the financial capacity of the State, Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister O Paneerselvam said on Thursday.

Speaking at the pre-budget meeting chaired by Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New


Thursday, January 18, 201816 children injured as truck hits school van

Lucknow, Jan 18 : Sixteen school children were injured, three of them critically, on Thursday when a truck rammed into a school van in dense fog in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

The critically injured students were rushed to a hospital.

Police said the truck was trying to overtake the van of City Boys School when it hit the vehicle.


Thursday, January 18, 2018India successfully test fires n-capable Agni-V ballistic missile

Bhubaneswar, Jan 18 : India on Thursday successfully test fired its indigenously developed intercontinental surface-to-surface nuclear-capable ballistic missile Agni-V -- the most potent and with the longest range in the Agni series - that can reach targets as far as Beijing.

The test took place at the Abdul Kalam Island facility off the Odisha coast. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweete


Thursday, January 18, 2018Maoist killed in Jharkhand

Ranchi, Jan 18 : Security forces shot dead a Maoist guerrilla in Jharkhand's Latehar district on Thursday, police said.

The Maoist was identified as Guddu Yadav of Jharkhand Janmukti Parishad (JJMP).

After getting information about a clash between two Maoist groups, police reached Jer village.

On seeing the police, JJMP Maoists started firing at them. The police retaliated, killing the M


Thursday, January 18, 2018Not enough done in 3 years to stop rapes in Delhi: Swati Maliwal

New Delhi, Jan 18 : Swati Maliwal, who will complete her term as chairperson of the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) in the next five months, has said that not enough has been done to put an end to rapes in the national capital.

"We have done a lot of work for the cause of women and we have data to prove that. But if you ask me what is DCW's contribution in effectively reducing or stopping rap


Thursday, January 18, 2018NIA files terror charges against Kashmir separatists

New Delhi, Jan 18: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed charges under a stringent anti-terror law against jailed seven Kashmiri separatist leaders and Pakistan-based terrorist leaders Hafiz Saeed and Syed Salahuddin.

In all, the agency named 12 accused in its nearly 13,000-page chargesheet who can be tried under the non-bailable Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act which e


Thursday, January 18, 20182nd edition of Child Art Competition to begin with hundreds of child artists

Tripura, Jan 18 : The 2nd edition of Child Art Exhibition gets all set to begin from January 20 in the bordering sub-division of Kamalpur in the northern district of Dhalai here.

The prestigious Crimson Art Institute arranged for the same for second consecutive year.

The chief of the Institute Rajesh Sutradhar today informed more than hundred child artists would participate in the exhibiti


Thursday, January 18, 2018BJP legislator assaulted during Ekatm Yatra in MP

Bhopal, Jan 18 : A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator has been allegedly assaulted his own party workers during the Ekatm Yatra in Madhya Pradesh's Agar Malwa district.

In a video that has gone viral on social media on Wednesday evening, two persons are seen indulging in a scuffle. The fight broke out over holding the Ekatm Yatra flag, and the person who was being assaulted held a flag. L


Thursday, January 18, 2018Father of 3 arrested for marrying minor in Bihar

Patna, Jan 18 : Days ahead of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's "human chain against child marriage" event, police on Thursday said they have arrested a man in Samastipur district for marrying a minor girl.

Mohd Saddam who lives in Haripur village is already a father of three.

"Child marriage is not only illegal, it is a punishable crime and police have arrested one such offender," Dilnaw


Thursday, January 18, 2018Punjab based smugglers arrested with poppy straw in Jammu

Jammu, Jan 18 : Two Punjab based drug smugglers were arrested on Thursday with contraband of poppy straw in this winter capital of the state.

"During nakka checking one passenger vehicle (JK02AB 1408) was intercepted early morning at nakka point in Panjtirthi area," police said.

They said that during search approximately 30 kg of poppy straw (bhukki) was recovered from the possession of two


Thursday, January 18, 2018Five of a family killed in UP car accident

Lucknow, Jan 18 : Five members of a family were killed around midnight when the car they were travelling in was blinded by fog and fell in a roadside pond in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district, police said on Thursday.

The accident happened on the road between Jajupara and Shahadat Nagar in Hardoi. The car was pulled out by the police and the bodies were fished out in the wee hours.

Police inf


Thursday, January 18, 2018Foggy Thursday morning in Delhi, 15 trains cancelled

New Delhi, Jan 18 : It was a foggy morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 7 degrees Celsius, which is the season's normal, the weather office said.

"They sky is expected to be clear with moderate or dense fog in the morning and mist during the day," an official at the India Meteorological Department told IANS.

Humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 100 per cent and vis


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Demonetised notes worth Rs 100-cr seized in Kanpur, 16 detained

Kanpur, Jan 17 : Uttar Pradesh Police has seized banned notes worth Rs 100-crore from an under-construction house in Swarup Nagar area of the city.

Superintendent of Police (East) Anurag Arya said on Wednesday that after the Tuesday raid, 16 people were detained and they were being interrogated. Two of the detained hail from Hyderabad, he added.

The raids were conducted after receiving spec


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Rahul to appear in defamation case in Thane court on Apr 23

Thane, Jan 17 : The hearing of Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi in defamation case is fixed for April 23 in Thane court.

Mr Gandhi was to appear before the court of FCJM at Bhiwandi on Wednesday in connection with the defamation suit filed by a RSS leader objecting to his remarks during the election campaign here in March 2014.

The counsel for Mr Gandhi moved the application seeking date, as the


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Fodder Scam: Lalu Yadav appears before special CBI courts

Ranchi, Jan 17 : Former Bihar Chief Minister and RJD supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav today appeared before the special CBI court here in connection with the multi crore fodder scam of the 1990s.Mr Yadav first appeared in the court of special CBI judge Shivpal Singh in connection with case number RC 38/96 which is related to fraudulent withdrawal of funds worth Rs 3.97 crore from the Dumka treasury. Mr


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Bengal nets over Rs 2 lakh cr of investment proposals

Kolkata, Jan 17 : The two-day Bengal Global Business Summit organised by the state government has so far received new investment proposals worth Rs 2,19,925 crore, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced here on Wednesday.

Addressing delegates on the concluding day of the meet, Banerjee said 50 per cent of last year's business proposals and that of previous years are "in the process".



Wednesday, January 17, 2018Kapil Mishra marshalled out of Delhi Assembly

New Delhi, Jan 17 : Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Mishra was marshalled out of the Delhi Assembly here on Wednesday.

Mishra was forced out after he walked to near the Speaker with a poster in his hand and a cloth tied around his mouth, stating that the Aam Aadmi Party had "sold" the Rajya Sabha seats in the national capital.


Wednesday, January 17, 2018BJP to launch progs to connect youth before 2019 LS polls in UP

Lucknow, Jan 17 : The BJP has kick-started its preparation for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh by launching a new innovative idea to connect the youths under its millennium youth voters connect and Yuva Udghosh programme.

BJP president Amit Shah would be launching in Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on January 20, when he will attend a programm


Wednesday, January 17, 2018SC bench begins hearing on constitutional validity of Aadhaar

New Delhi, Jan 17 : A five-judge constitution bench, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and four other judges - - Justices AM Khanwilkar, Adarsh Kumar Sikri, DY Chandrachud and Ashok Bhushan -- started hearing the arguments and the submissions from the petitioners, in connection with the constitutional validity of Aadhaar matter.

The apex court's top four judges, who held a pr


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Modi, Netanyahu in Ahmedabad; begin roadshow

Ahmedabad, Jan 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi received Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the Ahmedabad airport on Wednesday morning and the leaders proceeded in a roadshow toward the Sabarmati Ashram, with crowds thronging both sides of the road.

As the cavalcade with the two Prime Ministers proceeded, crowds waved Indian and Israeli flags. Over 50 stages have been set up along th


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Sena worried over deaths of jawans in cross-border firings

Mumbai, Jan 17 : Raising concern over the deaths of jawans in incidents of cross-border firing, the Shiv Sena today wondered how long will the country tolerate the attacks by Pakistani troops and terrorists.

At the same time, it lauded Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat's warning of stronger reaction to Pakistan-supported terrorism and assertion that the force will not let anti-India activities succe


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Teenager kills himself using father's gun

Kanpur, Jan 17 : A 13-year-old boy allegedly died after shooting himself with his father's rifle at his house in Ashok Nagar here, police said today.

The incident that took place yesterday saw Gaurav Shukla taking the extreme step when his mother and younger sister were busy doing household chores, they said.

According to Circle officer Suryapal Singh, after hearing gunshot sound, both, the


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Decomposed body of Malyalam actor found in Goa

Panaji, Jan 17 : A decomposed body, identified as that of a Malyalam actor, was recovered from the Anjuna Beach in North Goa on January 12 last, according to police.

Speaking to TNN on Wednesday, Anjuna Police Station Incharge Police Inspector Chetan L Patil said the corpse was identified by the family members of the actor, whose name was disclosed as Sidhu Pillai from Kerala.

''The decease


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Fog, cold return in UP after hiatus

ucknow, Jan 17 : After a three day hiatus, cold wave has returned to most parts of Uttar Pradesh and a thick blanket of fog enveloped the state capital and other parts on Wednesday morning, affecting normal life.

The weather man has predicted that the intense cold wave will persist for few more days. There is also likelihood of rains at some places.

Director of the Regional Met Office JP Gu


Wednesday, January 17, 2018Mixed response among UP's Muslim leaders on Haj subsidy revocation

Lucknow, Jan 17 : The decision of the union government to scrap Haj subsidy and divert it to welfare of Muslim women and education of girls has evoked a mixed response from Muslim leaders and clerics in Uttar Pradesh.

While most of them have welcomed the move as "long awaited", some say that the Narendra Modi government should not take decisions that seem to single out one community. They have


Wednesday, January 17, 2018NIA to file chargesheet against Kashmiri separatist leaders on Thursday

New Delhi, Jan 17 : A chargesheet against seven Kashmiri separatists and a businessman in a case of funding terror in the Kashmir Valley will be filed by the NIA on Thursday, the day their judicial custody ends, officials said.

According to National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources, the agency will file the chargesheet against the arrested separatist leaders and a businessman under various s


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Ruling PDP VP Madni lauds Drabu for presenting satisfactory Budget

Srinagar, Jan 16 : Expressing satisfaction over the budget presented by the coalition government, ruling Peoples Democratic Party vice-president Mohammad Sartaj Madni said this year’s budget has come as balm to all sections of society and will surely lead the state to economic affluence.
As the budget was passed after extensive deliberations in Assembly on Tuesday, Mr Madni said Finance


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Chief Justice meets four judges on SC row

New Delhi, Jan 16 : Four days after senior most judges revolted against him, the Chief Justice of India Justice Dipak Misra on Tuesday held a meeting with the four, justices J Chelameswar, Ranjan Gogoi, Madan B Lokur and Kurian Joseph.
During the 15 minutes meeting, the CJI heard the judge’s grievances, and they discussed the issues surrounding the recent developments in Supreme Court, sources


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Modi pays tribute to WW martyred soldier from Rajasthan

Rajasthan, Jan 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday brought in the 'Israeli angle' in his speech here and paid rich tributes to Dalpat Singh Shekhawat, a martyred soldier of World War-I who fell fighting the Haifa battle in 1918.
Addressing a rally here after inaugurating work-project commencement of oil refinery, Mr Modi mentioned about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's ahd his


Tuesday, January 16, 201874% Indians believe inflation will rise in 2018: Survey

New Delhi, Jan 16 : Over 74 per cent of Indians believe that inflation and cost of living are set to rise in 2018 as compared to the last year, reveals a survey.

The survey titled, "Inshorts - Ipsos Pulse of the Nation", showed that 20 per cent of Indians believe that the cost of living will remain the same in 2018 as in 2017.

Nearly six per cent said that inflation will drop in 2018, as c


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Man kills wife, infant son in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 16 : A man attacked his wife and infant son with a brick and then stabbed them to death after a minor scuffle here, police said on Tuesday.

Sunita, 31, and her one-and-a-half-year-old son, Karan, were found lying in a pool of blood by a neighbour in the slum area of West Delhi's Jahangirpuri.

Police said the incident took place on Monday night when all the family members were


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Khap Panchayats' diktat on inter-caste marriages illegal: SC

New Delhi, Jan 16 : The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that any adult man or woman can opt for inter-caste marriage and Khap Panchayat cannot question it.

A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra and also comprising Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud, said, "If the central government does not enact a law to protect couples vulnerable becau


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Army jawan cremated at his native place in

Nashik, Jan 16 : The body of an Army jawan, Lance Naik Yogesh Muralidhar Bhadane (28), who was killed in Pakistani firing at Sunderbani sector of Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, was cremated with full military honours at his native place Khalance village in Shindkheda taluka in Dhule district here on Monday.

Lance Naik Yogesh Bhadane was killed when Pakistan violated the ceasefire by


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Series based on surgical strikes in the works

Mumbai, Jan 16 : The story of India's surgical strike on terrorist hubs in Pakistan is being made into multi-part series.

Applause Entertainment will be making the series. However, the medium on which the series will be put is still not fixed. It will be decided once the project is ready.

Sameer Nair, CEO at Applause Entertainment, wants to produce content that is deeply rooted in history a


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Police resorts to lathicharge, Ten injured in clash

Puducherry, Jan 16 : Police resorted to a lathicharge to quell two clashing groups at Perambai village in Villippuram district of Tamil Nadu near here on Monday evening in which ten persons were injured.

According to police, the same groups had a quarrel few days back in a temple festival. Meanwhile, one group came to the area of the other with cows to celebrate ‘Mattu Pongal’ which was objec


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Sunny Tuesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 16 : It was a sunny Tuesday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 9.1 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average, the Met Office said.

"The sky will be mainly clear during the day with mist in the morning," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official told IANS.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 73 per cent. The maximum temperature is likely to h


Tuesday, January 16, 2018BMC regularises modifications in Bachchan's property

Mumbai, Jan 16 : The Mumbai Municipal corporation has regularised the alleged illegal modifications observed in the bungalow belonging to actor Amitabh Bachchan and six other bigwigs, an RTI query revealed here on Monday.

In a letter sent to RTI Activist Anil Galgali, the competent officer and Asst Engineer P South Ward has informed that, a notice under Section 53(1) of the MRTP Act was issued


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Nawaz Sharif appears before accountability court for 13th time

Islamabad, Jan 16 : A hearing of corruption references against former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law, is underway in an accountability court in Islamabad, media reports said.

This is the 13th time the ousted prime minister is appearing before an accountability court.

Nawaz flew in with daughter Maryam Nawaz and her husband retired Captain Safdar from Laho


Tuesday, January 16, 2018Sand mining row: Punjab Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh resigns

Chandigarh, Jan 16 : Punjab Irrigation and Power Minister Rana Gurjit Singh has stepped down from his post for allegedly pocketing sand mine contracts worth crores on his staff's names.

Mr Singh has submitted his resignation to state Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, who will take a final call on it.

While confirming the development, the Minister said that in his meeting with the Chie


Monday, January 15, 2018India, Israel sign nine agreements

New Delhi, Jan 15 : India and Israel on Monday signed nine agreements, including in the areas of cyber security and oil and gas, following delegation-level talks headed by Prime Ministers Narendra Modi and Benjamin Netanyahu here.

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation in cyber security was signed. A second MoU was signed between the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Israel


Monday, January 15, 2018Modi to launch 'work commencement' at Barmer refinery

Jaipur, Jan 15 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday launch what is being described as "work commencement" for one of the country's most modern refineries in Rajasthan's Barmer district -- five years after Sonia Gandhi, then the Congress president, had laid its foundation stone.

The function will be held at 12.30 p.m. in Pachpadra, some 450 km from state capital Jaipur. The Rs 43,000


Monday, January 15, 2018President, PM greet army officers, personnel on Army Day

New Delhi, Jan 15 : President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday greeted the valiant men and women of the Indian army on the occasion of the 70th Army Day.

"On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and to families of those who have worn the uniform. You are our nation’s pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep secure


Monday, January 15, 201826 killed in Baghdad twin suicide blast: officials

Baghdad, Jan 15 : A double suicide bombing killed 26 people in Baghdad today, officials said, the second such attack in the Iraqi capital in three days.

Dr Abdel Ghani al-Saadi, health chief for east Baghdad, reported "26 dead and 90 wounded".

"Two suicide bombers blew themselves up in Tayyaran Square in central Baghdad," said General Saad Maan, spokesman for the Joint Operations Command, w


Monday, January 15, 2018Israeli PM accorded ceremonial welcome

New Delhi, Jan 15 : Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is on six-day visit to India, was accorded a ceremonial welcome at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Monday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among those present during the ceremony.

"It began with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's historic visit to Israel, which created tremendous enthusiasm that continues with my visit here, which, I must


Monday, January 15, 2018Prez, PM greet troops on Army Day

New Delhi, Jan 15 : President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today greeted the officers and troops of the Indian Army on the occasion of Army Day.

"On Army Day, greetings to the valiant men and women of the Indian Army, to veterans and to families of those who have worn the uniform. You are our nation's pride, the sentinels of our liberty. Citizens sleep securely knowing you


Monday, January 15, 2018'Demonetisation one of the difficult decisions taken by PM' : Jaitley

Chennai, Jan 15 : 'Steps to eradicate black money and the demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 currency notes was one of the difficult decisions taken by Prime Minister Narendra Modi', Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said.

Speaking at the 48th Anuual Readers meet of Tamil Magazine 'Thuglaq' here on Sunday evening, he said only the Prime Minister has the courage to take such decisions.


Monday, January 15, 2018Gurugram STF arrests four gangsters in Haryana

Gurugram, Jan 14 : The Gurugram unit of Haryana Police's Special Task Force (STF) on Sunday said it has arrested four sharpshooters of gangster Manjeet Mahal's gang from Jhajjar near here.

In its first achievement after being set up, the STF is headed by Inspector General of Police Saurabh Singh, arrested the four criminals after a tip off that they were going to murder a member of Jyoti Nandu


Monday, January 15, 2018Chilly morning in Delhi, 39 trains delayed, air 'very poor'

New Delhi, Jan15 : The National Capital woke up to a chilly morning on Monday with shallow fog and mist, while the minimum temperature settled at 6.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal for the season.

As many as thirty-nine trains arriving here were delayed and 13 cancelled due fog and other operational reasons.

The air quality in the city was 'very poor' with the index value of 321 at 0


Monday, January 15, 2018Netanyahu hails Modi as a "great leader", backs surgical strike against Pak

New Delhi, Jan 15 : The visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has hailed his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi as a "great leader" and of course in a veiled manner endorsed India's surgical strike against Pakistan but said, he would let India make its "own choices".

"I will let India make its own choices," Mr Netanyahu told 'India Today' TV in an interview on Sunday evening.



Monday, January 15, 2018Fire engulfs plastic factory in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 15 : A fire broke out in a plastic factory in the Bhorgarh industrial area here, according to the Delhi Fire Service.

The massive fire that began at the ground floor engulfed the whole ''Plastic Dana'' factory, according to sources.

''A call was received around 0130 hrs of Monday about fire at a Plastic factory at Bhorgarh industrial area Narela'' a fire official said.



Monday, January 15, 2018Gen Rawat to review parade on Army Day

New Delhi, Jan 15 : The Indian Army is all set to celebrate 70th Army Day, with parades and shows at its major locations across the country on Monday.

The celebration marks the day Field Marshal K M Cariappa took over as the first Indian chief of the nation's Army in 1949.

Army chief General Bipin Rawat will review the parade here.

He will also present the gallantry and other awards to h


Monday, January 15, 2018Nuclear threats can't undermine need for India, Pakistan talks

Islamabad, Jan 15 : India Army chief General Bipin Rawat's remarks that his force was ready to call Pakistan's "nuclear bluff" and cross the border cannot "erase the core truth" that the two countries need to engage each other in dialogue, a Pakistani newspaper said on Monday.

Dawn, Pakistan's influential newspaper, in its editorial "Aggressive remarks from India" recalled the recent meeting i


Sunday, January 14, 2018Indian ambassador to UN's Twitter account blocked after hackers post Pak flag

NEW DELHI: India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations (UN) Syed Akbaruddin's verified Twitter handle has now been restored hours after it was hacked.

Thanking @TwitterIndia on Sunday, Akbaruddin wrote:

Akbaruddin's Twitter account has now been restored. "I'm back. It will take more than a hack to keep me down. Thanks to @TwitterIndia & many others who helped," the Indian Represe


Sunday, January 14, 2018BCI delegation meets two SC judges on crisis

New Delhi, Jan 14: A seven-member delegation of the Bar Council Of India (BCI) on Sunday met two Supreme Court judges in an attempt to persuade them to resolve the crisis facing the highest judiciary.

The delegation met Justice R.K. Agrawal and thereafter Justice A.M. Khanwilkar, two days after four senior-most judges of the court went public with their differences with Chief Justice Dipak Mis


Sunday, January 14, 2018Lakhs take holy dip in Ganga on Makar Sankranti

Kolkata, Jan 14: Over half a million pilgrims on Sunday took a holy dip in the Ganga at the spot where it flows out into the Bay of Bengal, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Like every year, the ocean of pilgrims jostled for space at the annual Gangasagar Fair since early in the morning despite a biting cold.

About 150 km from Kolkata in South 24 Parganas district, the Gangasagar island


Sunday, January 14, 2018Israeli PM's trip is special: Modi

New Delhi, Jan 14: The visit to India by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is "historic and special", Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday, soon after receiving him at the airport here.

"Welcome to India, my friend! Your visit to India is historic and special. It will further cement the close friendship between our nations," Modi tweeted.


Sunday, January 14, 2018Modi, Netanyahu embrace at start of India trip

New Delhi, Jan 14 (IANS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived here on Sunday to a warm hug from his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to kickstart a six-day visit that will also take him to Mumbai and Gujarat.

A smiling Modi embraced Netanyahu and then shook hands both with him and his wife as they stepped on the red carpet at the airport here.

This is the first visit to India b


Saturday, January 13, 2018Boat with around 40 students capsizes, all students rescued

Maharashtra, Jan 13 : All the 40 students of a local college who had set out on a ferry boat off Dahanu Coast which capsized mid sea on Saturday were rescued following a massive rescue and relief operations, district authorities said.

District Disaster Control Officer Vivekananda Kadam told UNI that the occupants of the boat were students of the K L Ponda College who had gone on a ride in the


Saturday, January 13, 2018105 cartons of foreign liquor recovered from Ambulance, two arrested

Muzaffarpur, Jan 13 : Police today recovered 105 cartons of foreign liquor from an Ambulance and arrested two people in this connection under Aahiyapur police station area in Muzaffarpur district.

Police said here that acting on a tip off, an Ambulance was intercepted near Garaha village on NH-57, leading to recovery of 105 cartons of foreign liquor from the vehicle. The driver and cleaner of


Saturday, January 13, 2018Three members of a family die in 'mysterious' circumstance

Muzaffarpur, Jan 13 : Three members of a family died in a mysterious circumstance at Bahreenpur village under Paru police station area in the district today.

Police said here the bodies of three members of one Shankar Vyas' family were recovered from his house following a specific intelligence input. Sources said that one more person had been admitted to Sri Krishna Medical College and Hospita


Saturday, January 13, 2018PM to inaugrate work commencement of oil refinery

Jaipur/Bikaner, Jan 13 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the commencement of work of an oil refinery at Pachpadra in Rajasthan's Barmer district whose foundation stone was laid by the then Congress president Sonia Gandhi four years ago.

The Congress yesterday had slammed the state government for re-laying of foundation stone, saying it had already been performed four years ago by


Saturday, January 13, 2018Two gold chains seized from passenger

Kochi, Jan 13 : More than 580 grams of gold worth about Rs 16.05 lakh was today seized from a man who arrived at the airport here from Dubai, an official said.

Two gold chains, totally weighing 582.780 gm, were seized from the passenger who arrived by an Emirates flight, Customs Commissioner Sumit Kumar said.

Officers of the Air Intelligence Unit, Air Customs, Cochin International Airport,


Saturday, January 13, 2018Goa CM lays foundation stone for MCMV Command, Control & Design Office at GSL

Panaji, Jan 13 : Putting a full stop to the ongoing speculative news about nixing of Mine Counter Measure Vessels (MCMV) Project, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar laid the foundation stone for MCMV Command, Control and Design Office at Goa Shipyard Ltd at Vasco in South Goa on Friday.

According to a statement from GSL, MCMV Command, Control and Design Office at Goa Shipyard Ltd is to be con


Saturday, January 13, 2018Attorney-General hopes judicial crisis will be over

New Delhi, Jan 13 : Attorney-General KK Venugopal on Saturday expressed hope that the crisis triggered off by virtual rebellion of four sitting judges of the Supreme Court would be over soon.

"Let's hope everything goes down very well," Mr Venugopal told reporters here.

The Attorney-General, government's top legal mind, on Friday had called on the Chief Justice Dipak Misra shortly after fou


Saturday, January 13, 2018Himachal sees another sunny but cold day

Shimla, Jan 13 : The hills of Himachal Pradesh saw another sunny but cold day on Saturday with most of the tourist destinations at freezing point.

"It was a bright sunny day almost across the whole state and such conditions would continue till Monday," an official at the meteorological office here told IANS.

He said the higher reaches were freezing with Keylong, headquarters of Lahaul and S


Saturday, January 13, 2018Two held in connection with potato scattering case in Lucknow

Lucknow, Jan 13 : Two persons were arrested in connection with potato scattering on the streets of high security zone areas of state capital on January 6.

Additional Superintendent of Police (East) Sarvesh Kumar Mishra told UNI, on Saturday that Sushil Pal and Ankit Chauhan were arrested for their involvement in scattering potatoes on streets in front of Vidhan Sabha, Lohia Path and near 1090


Saturday, January 13, 2018Amid talks about deferring of polls, Naga MP meets Rajnath

New Delhi, Jan 13 : Climax over the possibility of postponement of elections to Nagaland assembly still remains as pressure seems to be mounting on the Centre to expedite the peace process and ongoing negotiations
with the militant groups.

Former Chief Minister and state's lone Lok Sabha MP Neiphiu Rio on Friday met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh here and impressed upon him the the desire


Saturday, January 13, 20185 wrestlers, among 6 killed in Maharashtra road accident

Mumbai, Jan 13 : Five wrestlers and a driver were killed in a major road accident in Sangli district of Maharahstra early on Saturday, police said.

The accident took place around 1 a.m. when an SUV carrying the grapplers rammed headlong into an oncoming tractor carrying sugarcane.

Five others, including wrestlers, were injured in the accident and they were admitted in hospitals.

The wres


Saturday, January 13, 2018ED raids Karti Chidambaram's properties in Delhi, Chennai

New Delhi, Jan 13 : The Enforcement Directorate on Saturday conducted raids on senior Congress leader P. Chidambaram's son Karti's properties in Delhi and Chennai in connection with the INX Media money laundering case.

The raids were being conducted at one location in Delhi and four in Chennai.

The agency on Thursday issued fresh summons to Karti Chidambaram in a money laundering case relat


Saturday, January 13, 2018Eight killed in bus accident in Karnataka

Hassan, Jan 13 : Eight persons were killed and more than 10 others injured when a Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation bus overturned and fell into the road side ditch near Shantigrama on the outskirts of the city on Saturday .

Police said that the incident took place when the bus was proceeding to Dharmasthala from Bengaluru.

Four of the victimswere identified as Lakshman (38 driver


Saturday, January 13, 2018Drunken driving kills one in Hyderabad

Hyderabad, Jan 13 : A youth was killed and two others injured when their car hit a tree here early Saturday, police said it was yet another case of drunken driving.

The accident occurred on Road Number 78 in the posh Jubliee Hills area.

There were four youth in the car that was being driven at a very high speed. The driver lost control of the vehicle. It jumped over the median and hit the t


Saturday, January 13, 2018Misty Saturday morning in Delhi, 13 trains cancelled

New Delhi, Jan 13 : It was a misty Saturday morning here with the minimum temperature recorded at 5.5 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season's average, the weather office said.

The Met Office has predicted a clear day ahead. "The morning was misty with shallow fog. The day will mainly be clear," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum temperature is likely