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The Bangladesh PM said that she hoped that the long-pending treaty on sharing Teesta river waters would be signed in the near future.
Army chief General Bipin Rawat has brought dishonour to his post by making a political comment, All India United Democratic Front chief Badruddin Ajmal has said.
Within weeks, the Awami League government started feeling the pressure. General elections in the country are set to be held later this year.
Senior advocate Shyam Divan said such a position was valid when a woman was not under the guardianship of a stranger.
“Terrorism is threatening the world. We do not believe in the politics based on religion, caste. India’s stature across the world has gone up,” Modi said at an election rally in Phulbari in Garo Hills, in Christian-majority Meghalaya.
Defence, security and investments will figure large on the bilateral agenda, while Modi and Abdullah are expected to jointly address a counter-terror and deradicalisation meet.
“This will strengthen democracy. We are having parleys with different groups and organisations,” Modi said, addressing an election rally at Tuensang in Nagaland on Thursday.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's tour to India got embroiled in yet another controversy after it was revealed that a convicted assassin was invited to a dinner hosted by Ottawa's envoy to New Delhi in honour of the visiting North American nation's leader. After the furore in both New Delhi and Ottawa, Canada's High Commissioner to India, Nadir Patel, rescinded the invitation to Jaspal Atwal, who had been convicted of making an attempt to kill Punjab's former planning minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu during his visit to Vancouver Island in the North American country in 1986. What als
Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Khalistani terrorist, whose invitation to a dinner in honour of visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was rescinded following a controversy, no longer figures in the Home Ministry's blacklist of Sikh extremists, officials said. The central government time-to-time reviews the blacklist of the Sikh extremists taking into account intelligence inputs and activities of the persons concerned, a home ministry official said. Names of nearly 150 wanted terrorists and their associates were removed from the blacklist in the last few years, the official said. "Atwal's n
Canadian High Commissioner Nadir Patel has cancelled tonight's dinner invitation to Jaspal Atwal, a convicted Khalistani terrorist. Patel was hosting the dinner for the visiting Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his delegation. "The High Commission has rescinded Mr Atwal's invitation.? We do not comment on matters relating to the PM's security?," the Canadian High Commission here said. Atwal was convicted for trying to kill the then Punjab minister Malkiat Singh Sidhu in Vancouver in 1986. The cancellation comes at a time when Trudeau's pro-Khalistan approach is being criticised by ma
Tech billionaire Nandan Nilekani will assist the government in developing IT infrastructure for the mega National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), which seeks to cover 10-crore families, a senior Niti Aayog official has said. The IT infrastructure for the healthcare scheme will be on a huge scale as was required for Aadhaar and will have to be scaled up gradually in view of the massive range of the programme. Former UIDAI chairman Nilekani - the brain behind the Aadhaar - is also a member of the GST return simplification committee. "We have consulted Nilkeni, we want to build Aadhaar-like mode
After four days of questioning, the CBI on Thursday arrested Rotomac promoter Vikram Kothari and his son Rahul in connection with charges of siphoning off Rs 3,695 crore loans given by a consortium of seven banks. Kothari and son were asked to report in Delhi on Wednesday after two days of questioning in their hometown of Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur. Besides Kothari, the chairman and managing director of Kanpur-headquartered Rotomac Global Pvt Ltd, his son and wife Sadhana were also named in the FIR. CBI has not asked Sadhana to appear before it in Delhi though she was quizzed while in Kan
Congress president Rahul Gandhi will release the party's election manifesto for the forthcoming Assembly elections, in what promises to be a gala event in Bengaluru next month. The Congress manifesto will be a first-of-its-kind in India, Karnataka Pradesh Congress Manifesto Committee chairman and MP M Veerappa Moily said here on Thursday. "It has been decided that Rahul Gandhi will launch the manifesto sometime between March 10 and March 15," Moily announced after a meeting of the manifesto committee. Moily, a former union minister, said the party's manifesto will have three parts. "We are com
India has been ranked worse than China and Bhutan in terms of "corruption perception", but fares better than its other neighbours, including Pakistan and Bangladesh, according to a global list released by graft watchdog Transperency International. In the Corruption Perception Index for 2017, India ranked 81 with a score of 40. Among the neighbouring countries, Pakistan was ranked 117 with a score of 32, Bangladesh 143 (score 28), Myanmar 130 (30) and Sri Lanka 91 (38). Bhutan has the best score of 67 among India's neighbours and has been placed high on the index at 26th place. China also far
Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat has waded into yet another controversy by commenting that the rise of All India United Democratic Front a political party that champions cause of Muslims in Assam was faster than BJP."There is a party called AIUDF. If you look at it, they have grown in a faster time-frame than the BJP grew over the years. BJP won only 2 seats in 1984. The AIUDF is moving at a faster pace in Assam than the Jansangh," Gen Rawat said at a seminar here on Wednesday.Illegal immigration of Bangladeshi Muslims has been dominating emotions and politics in Assam for decades benefiting politic
Avani Chaturvedi, 24, was one of the first three female fighter pilots to join the Indian air force.
The two women had their hair forcibly shaved off and were stripped naked and paraded through the village.
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Analysis of the publically available data for suit-filed accounts (wilful defaulters) of Rs 25 lakh and above shows that Jatin Mehta-promoted Winsome Diamonds & Jewellery Ltd and Forever Precious Jewellery & Diamonds Ltd owed close to Rs 5,500 crore to various banks.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to meet his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, who is in India on a seven-day state visit. Stay with TOI for all the live updates
In an exclusive interaction with TOI, the former Serbian international, in town to attend The Football Movement, hosted by Premier League and India On Track, spoke on a range of topics including why he believes his old club have a realistic shot at Champions League glory this season due to the Jose Mourinho factor.
A Transparency International release also characterised India as “among the worst regional offenders” in the Asia Pacific region on grounds of journalists, activists, opposition leaders and even staff of law enforcement or watchdog agencies being threatened or even murdered.
The knotty issue of ‘judicial discipline and propriety’ in contradictory judgments on land acquisition being tossed between two three-judge benches of the Supreme Court got further complicated on Thursday with two two-judge benches referring the matter to Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra for resolution by a larger bench.
<p> A special Assembly session for passing a resolution and commissioning a survey for assessing the actual groundwater table in Tamil Nadu were among the demands raised by the leaders in the all-part
The president’s son is in India on behalf of the family business, but word that he planned a speech on foreign policy took the controversy to a new level.
President Trump’s eldest son is headed to India on a sales trip for the family’s real estate business. Indians are star-struck by a family both rich and famous.
A study of India’s Western Ghats region found that growing coffee doesn’t interfere with biodiversity, regardless of which bean the farmer chooses.
Opposition leaders want India to intervene against the nation’s president, who declared a state of emergency this month, and who is seen as an ally of China.
The scandal at Punjab National Bank, a state-controlled lender, risks drying up the loans small and medium-xxxx businesses need to power the country’s growth.
The authorities say the train driver was going too fast and ignored villagers who were waving flashlights to urge him to slow down.
Poor crops of chickpeas in India have made the dish more expensive in British supermarkets, the latest example of extreme weather affecting global food prices.
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Financial markets have fluctuated wildly this month as investors fretted about how fast the US central bank might raise rates in the wake of data showing a pick-up in US inflation
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau are expected to have a bilateral meeting today. Five days after Mr Trudeau and his family landed in India, PM Modi tweeted a...
Nandan Nilekani will assist the government in developing IT infrastructure for the mega National Health Protection Scheme (NHPS), which seeks to cover 10-crore families
The folds of flesh on Juan Pedro Franco's back sway heavily as he cranks the pedals of a modified bicycle with his arms, exercising to boost his already jaw-dropping weight-loss total of 250 kilos.
Ostersunds beat Arsenal 2-1 in the 2nd leg but Sead Kolasinac's goal just after the interval saw the London club hang on for a 4-2 win on aggregate.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Thursday said the "investment cycle" cannot be started in states if they run with social divide which had been the case with Uttar Pradesh in the past.
When students, parents and teachers pleaded with President Donald Trump this week to act against school shootings, they cited Israel, a place where guns are a familiar sight but where school shootings...
Comex gold futures on Thursday, as the dollar was bolstered by minutes of the last US Federal Reserve meeting that showed policymakers backed further interest
Gold slumped by Rs 100 to Rs 31,350 per ten gram at the bullion market today due to fall in demand from local jewellers and retailers amid a weak trend overseas. However, silver recovered by Rs 85
Silver prices fell 0.65 per cent to Rs 38,390 per kg at the futures trade as speculators reduced their exposure, driven by a weak trend in global market.
At the Multi Commodity Exchange, sil
Amid a weak global trend, gold prices drifted lower by 0.15 per cent to Rs 30,429 per ten grams at the futures trade as participants reduced their bets.
At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold
Hill resort of Narkanda in Himachal Pradesh is offering solace to skiing enthusiasts after delayed and scanty snowfall in the upper reaches of the country cut short winter adventure sports camps in most parts. Skiing lovers were seen practising on Narkanda's Dhomri slopes, where scanty snow continues to remain. A snow sports instructor said the snow in Narkanda lasted as the hill resort faces the north and its forests were healthy.Narkanda is a popular winter sports destination among tourists across India. It has produced some international level players in snow sports like skiing, alpine skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing among others.
The Jharkhand Police raided Popular Front of India's (PFI) training centre in Pakur on Thursday. Jharkhand has banned PFI under Section 16 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, 1908 for spreading anarchy in the state. The police sealed the centre and recovered PFI flags, computers, CDs, Aadhar cards among other items from the spot.
In an incident of racial attack in London, a Sikh man's turban was allegedly pulled off by a white man outside Parliament when he was standing in a queue. The racial gesture was committed against Ravneet Singh from India. Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi, a Member of Parliament of United Kingdom from Slough, termed the incident as disgusting and embarrassing. "After the attack, they and I spoke with the police, who said they would get the CCTV footage from outside Portcullis House and take action. I felt embarrassed that he would be left with a personal scar from his visit" he added.
New York, Feb 23 (IANS) A top-level Indian-origin executive who was in-charge of auto-maker Ford Motor's North American operations, Raj Nair, has left under a cloud and has been replaced by another, Kumar Galhotra, the company announced Thursday. Nair, who was the President for North America and Executive Vice President, quit after an internal investigation "determined certain behavior by Nair was inconsistent with the company's code of conduct," Ford said in a statement. "We made this decision after a thorough review and careful consideration," said Ford President and CEO Jim Hackett.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu while addressing a gathering at Framework Installation ceremony of Kia Motors in Anantapur district stated that the plant will be the largest Kia Motors plant in the world in the coming time. The South Korean automobile giant Kia motors is setting up its fifth manufacturing unit, and the first in India, in Andhra Pradesh. With an investment of Rs 13,000 crores, Kia is planning to manufacture 3 lakh vehicles per annum. This unit is expected to generate employment opportunities to 11,000 persons, including 4,000 direct jobs.
Bengaluru, Feb 22 (IANS) Leading remote IT infrastructure management firm CtrlS (Control S) Datacenters Ltd on Thursday opened an advanced data centre in this tech hub to offer mission-critical operations to internet, banking, insurance and other corporates with zero per cent downtime. "The tier-4 our data centre here will provide data management and distribution networks, with 0 per cent downtime and 100 per cent redundancy," CtrlS Chairman Sridhar Pinnapu Reddy told reporters here on the occasion. The Hyderabad-based decade-old firm, which has data centres in Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Noida near Delhi, plans to invest Rs 1,200 crore over the next three years to set up additional data centres in Hyderabad and Mumbai to meet the growing demand from diverse verticals.
New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) on Thursday made changes in the dates of three crucial I-League matches involving championship contenders Minerva Punjab FC, East Bengal and Neroca FC. Going by the original set of fixtures, I-League debutants Neroca FC, who are currently leading the points table, were to play their last match on February 27 against East Bengal in Kolkata but that game has now been postponed to March 8.
Mumbai, Feb 22 (IANS) Filmmaker Madhu Mantena on Thursday said he has signed an MoU with the Uttar Pradesh government to make his upcoming film "Ramayana" in the state,. At the meet, Mantena also shared his vision of making "Ramayana" as India's most expensive film with a budget of 500 crore, adding he regarded the project as an effort to retell Indian mythology to all the generations in all its audiovisual glory with the help of the latest technology and visual effects. Uttar Pradesh's Principal Secretarty and Film Bandhu Chairman Awanish Kumar Awasthi announced that Film Bandhu will fully support the efforts of making Ramayana in UP.
A shocking video from Navi Mumbai has emerged where a man can be seen forcibly kissing a girl at a train station platform.
In his speech at a seminar on Wednesday, Rawat had said, “There is a party called AIUDF. If you look at it, they have grown in a faster time-frame than the BJP grew over the years.”
The father-son duo was questioned for four days. The income tax department has attached four immovable properties belonging to Kothari.
PNB in its response to Nirav Modi's mail asked the celebrity jeweller to "come up with a concrete plan to return the Rs 11, 400 crore his companies have borrowed" without following proper procedures.
Chinese observers have warned that India's provocative remarks are bound to trigger another Doklam-like standoff with China.
Trudeau, who is hailed by fashion experts for his sharp suits and quirky socks, didn’t manage to make a stylish impression with his Indian fans.
'An army general is not supposed to speak on political issues.''He should be keeping away from politics.'
Without the handsome receipts from the sale of government equity in PSUs and sharp increases in excise revenues from oil, Mr Jaitley's fiscal consolidation drive would have become even more arduous, says A K Bhattacharya.
In contrast to the bare-bones price of $115 million for each Rafale fighter, the F-35A cost $94.6 million, reports Ajai Shukla.
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Washington DC [United States], Feb 21 (ANI): An Asian-American medical student was described with a racial slur at a fast food chain in Philadelphia. In Young Lee, a first-year Ph.D. student at the University of Pennsylvania, visited a Taco Bell after a night out with some friends.
Barnaby Joyce, the leader of the conservative National Party, the junior partner in the ruling centre-right coalition, had earlier dismissed calls for him to quit.
A 7.5-km long undersea cable has brought electricity to the world-famous Gharapuri Isle, which houses the UNESCO world heritage site.
The SC judgment came in response to a number of appeals that were filed in the SC soon after the February 2007 award of Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal (CWDT).
Eighty-six years after Bhagat Singh was hanged, a Pakistani court is seeking to rename the Shaadman Chowk in Lahore where he was hanged. The plea also calls for the installation of a statue of the freedom fighter there.
The Health Ministry clarified that Indian candidates who intended to obtain medical qualifications from abroad in or after May this year would have to mandatorily qualify the national eligibility-cum-entrance test (NEET).
The Delhi University president of left-wing students' union AISA alleged that a group of ABVP members "threatened to kill" her when she had gone to attend a discussion at the Satyawati College. Right-wing ABVP dismissed the alleg
PM Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, who is on an 8-day state visit to India with family.
Nirav is being investigated by multiple probe agencies after the fraud came to light recently following a complaint by the Punjab National Bank.