|10/26/2016 5:59:06 PM||Sign In|
|A A A|
Shillong, Oct 26: An armed militant was shot dead today in Meghalaya's South Garo Hills district following which a huge cache of arms was recovered, police said. The arms and weapons recovered include one HK rifle, one AK rifle, an SLR,
New Delhi, Oct 26: A man today called up Delhi Police Control Room threatening to kill Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. However, it later turned out to be a hoax call and the caller identified was termed by police as "drunkard" and
Mumbai, Oct 26: Fire broke out in the basement of Asian Heart Institute hospital in Bandra Kurla Complex here tonight but no one was injured. The hospital authorities described it as "minor". Fire brigade control room received the call at 9.45
New Delhi, Oct 27: Delhi Police, in a joint operation with their Bihar counterparts, have arrested four persons for kidnapping two brothers who worked as labour contractors here, police said.Police said Suresh, 43 and Kapil, 27 who were kidnapped by the
New Delhi, Oct 26: The city police on Wednesday informed the Delhi High Court that from January 1, 2017 the 'panic button' in every mobile phones will be introduced, to help people in distress, especially women.A division bench of Justice B.D.
Jammu, Oct 26: A BSF officer was injured as Pakistani Rangers pounded civilian areas and Indian military posts in two sectors of the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir since last night, prompting authorities to order closure of schools and advise
Lucknow, Oct 26: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today finalised its Vikas rath yatra, which will leave from here to Kanpur on November 3. "Lakhs of youths will participate in the yatra, which will prove to be the turning point
Former chief minister B S Yeddyurappa was on Wednesday acquitted in a Rs 40 crore bribery case. A special CBI court also acquitted 12 others, including his sons B Y Raghavendra and B Y Vijayendra, son-in-law Sohan Kumar and representatives of JSW Steel, of which Sajjan Jindal is chairman.“I hold that the prosecution has failed to prove the conspiracy… beyond all reasonable doubt,” said R B Dharmagoudar, 21st Additional City Civil and Sessions and CBI Special Court judge.The court acquitted all the accused, booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Prevention of Corruption A
“Satyameva Jayate. Justice is done. I stand vindicated,” tweeted BJP?state president and former chief minister B?S?Yeddyurappa soon after a special court for CBI cases here acquitted him in a Rs 40-crore bribery case on Wednesday.Speaking to reporters soon after the verdict was out, a relieved-looking Yeddyurappa said “false allegations and politically motivated charges” against him had been dismissed. “This verdict has come as a relief to lakhs of BJP workers and has provided new vigour to me to bring back the party to power in the 2018 Assembly polls,” he said. The BJP?
Two strong earthquakes rocked a wide area of central Italy on Wednesday, striking fear among residents rattled by a deadly tremor in August, but there were no reports of casualties.The quakes, which struck about two hours apart, caused the collapse of several old structures, including a number of historic rural churches that were empty at the time.The second quake was measured at 6.0 magnitude by the U.S. Geological Survey and the first measured 5.4.More than three hours after the first quake, Civil Protection department chief Fabrizio Curcio said only one person was slightly injured.All indic
Breaking his silence after his unceremonious ouster from Tata Sons, a combative Cyrus Mistry has said he was being turned into a ‘lame-duck’ chairman.In an email to directors of Tata Sons and marked to the heads of Tata family trusts, Mistry writes: “....Being pushed into the position of a ‘lame-duck’ chairman, my desire was to create an institutional framework for effective future governance of the group.”In the circumstances, he says, he had to be true to himself and “the best interests of the organisation”. The 48-year-old Mistry shot off the mail on Tuesday evening, a day a
The steel bridge proposed in the heart of the city calls for expensive maintenance, experts say. Going by global standards, the annual maintenance spend on a steel flyover comes to about 4% of its total cost.With the revised total cost of the structure at Rs 2,200 crore, the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) will have to spend at least Rs 88 crore a year to keep it in good condition.That kind of money goes into maintaining the iconic Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, USA, and the Sydney Harbour bridge in Australia. Officials in Bengaluru working on the flyover project have not taken int
The Bengaluru traffic police are all set to introduce a dashboard exclusively developed by Google India for effective coordination to unclog city roads in the shortest possible time.The new system is likely to be introduced by November-end.The first of its kind in the country, Google dashboard will enable users to view and manage personal data collected about them by Google Inc. Recently, representatives of Google India met the traffic police higher-ups and briefed them on the dashboard concept, Additional Commissioner of Police (Traffic) R Hithendra told DH.The dashboard will help the police
In a show of strength amid the raging family ‘feud’, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday claimed to have the support of a majority of party legislators, discounting apprehensions of a ‘Constitutional crisis’ in Uttar Pradesh. The chief minister also hinted that he was not going to reinstate the sacked ministers of the Samajwadi Party (SP), including his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav.Akhilesh, who chaired a meeting of the members of his team to discuss the preparations of his ‘rathyatra’ beginning November 3, also met Governor Ram Naik, setting political tongues wagging.According
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his uncle and Samajwadi Party (SP)?state unit president Shivpal Singh Yadav appeared to be heading for another political showdown.Shivpal on Wednesday asserted his authority by expelling minister Tejnarain Pandey alias Pawan Pandey, an Akhilesh loyalist, on charges of indiscipline and wrote to the chief minister to sack him from the Cabinet immediately.AccusationPandey was expelled after he was accused of assaulting senior SP leader Ashu Malik, a Mulayam loyalist, during the party meeting here on Monday. Malik was in the centre of a controversy
New Delhi: Jammu & Kashmir Governor and Chairman of Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board NN Vohra inaugurated the Shrine Board's Bulk Short Message Service (SMS). This is for the first time that such service has been...
Srinagar: Separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir, including Syed Ali Shah Geelani and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, have been invited by the Pakistan High Commission for the annual Iftar party in New Delhi on Saturday. Most of...
Ghaziabad: Three sants who visited Kairana as part of a fact-finding team complained of receiving threatening calls on their way back home in Ghaziabad, police said on Saturday. The three sants, Pramod Krishnam, Swami Chakrapani and...
National News Five CRPF troopers martyred, two millitants killed in Kashmir highway attack Five Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) troopers and two guerrillas were killed on Saturday in a gunfight after guerrillas ambushed a CRPF convoy on...
New Delhi: New Delhi: In an advanced approval to induct new artillery guns, the defence ministry on Saturday paved way for purchase of 145 Ultra Light Howitzers, worth about $750 million (28,000 crores), from the...
Surat: In yet another a shocking incident that highlights poor condition of government’s mid-day meal scheme, urea balls were found in the bag of rice which was supposed to be served to the kids in...
Nashik: For the first time, Su-30 fighter jets of Indian Airforce was today flown with supersonic BrahMos missile. The demonstration flight, carried out at the Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) here, involved carriage of Brahmos missile on...
Mumbai, Oct 27 (IANS) As Jio MAMI 18th Mumbai Film Festival provides a platform for many debutante and independent filmmakers to showcase their work, juries believe that the future of cinema does not rely on box office success but in digital space a good story. Talking about the potential of upcoming filmmakers jury member of International Competition category Christine Vachon told IANS: "Most of the films of my category were by debutante international filmmakers and I am quite impressed." "The best part of watching a debutante's work is the strong storytelling style. Seconding Vachon's thoughts, Mychael Danna said, "What amazed me is the diversity of storytelling, which included non-narrative, comedy, tragedy, documentary, etc. For more than 70 years, Indian film has been known by its narrow genre- Bollywood.
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) India's revised double taxation avoidance agreement (DTAA) with South Korea, under which capital gains tax will be levied at the source with effect from April 1, 2017, has come into force from September 16, on being notified, an official statement said on Wednesday. "A new revised DTAA between India and Korea for the Avoidance of Double Taxation and the Prevention of Fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income was signed on 18th May 2015. Provisions of the new DTAA will have effect in India in respect of income derived in fiscal years beginning on or after 1st April, 2017," said a Finance Ministry statement.
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Mullerian anomalies, or a defect in the development of uterus and fallopian tubes, is the basic reason for infertility among 4-5 per cent of women in India, said doctors on Wednesday. According to them, other than infertility, the anomalies can cause recurrent miscarriages and create difficulties in carrying a pregnancy to term. "Abnormal uterus may affect a woman's chance of getting pregnant.
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday expressed its displeasure over the slow pace at which work on the upgrading of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) was going on in Assam as it directed the Chief Secretaries of 28 states to complete the verification of documents sent to them. Assam's State Coordinator of NRC, Prateek Hajela, in his report to the court had said that they had sent 3,05,995 documents to the state governments for verification but in most of the cases, no response was received. Expressing displeasure over the pace of the work, the bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Rohinton Fali Nariman said that any failure to comply with the order of the court the Chief Secretaries would be asked to appear in person.
Mumbai, Oct 26 (IANS) Indian stock exchanges BSE and NSE on Wednesday sought clarification from Tata group's leading listed firms on startling disclosures Tata Sons' ousted Chairman Cyrus P Mistry made in a letter to its directors. "The Exchange has sought clarification from the company with respect to news article appearing on Bloomberg on October 26, 2016 titled 'Ousted Tata chief says group faces $18 billion in write downs," said Tata group's firms Tata Motors, Tata Steel, India Hotels, Tata Teleservices and Tata Power in their regulatory filing. Accusing directors of wrongfully dismissing him on Monday, the 49-year-old Mistry said $103-billion Tata group potentially faces a whopping Rs 118,000 crore ($18 billion) write down over time due to five unprofitable businesses he inherited.
Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) New Zealand captain Kane Willamson said the fact that dew did not play a part in the game helped their cause greatly after he altered the trend at this venue by winning the toss and batting first instead of opting to field. "Coming here and not knowing whether dew will be there or not was a bit confusing.
New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the Union Budget will be presented about a month in advance to ensure speedier implementation of the projects and asked the states to align their plans accordingly. Modi made the announcement at the 16th interaction of PRAGATI (Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation), which he chaired. "The Prime Minister mentioned that the Union Budget presentation is being advanced by about a month to ensure speedier implementation of projects and schemes.
Islamabad, Oct 26 (IANS) Pakistan on Wednesday conveyed to the US that India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) and Afghanistan's National Directorate of Security (NDS) are patronising terrorist groups to attack soft targets in the country. National Security Adviser Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua (retd) conveyed this message to US ambassador David Hale in a meeting on Wednesday, said a statement released by the NSA's office.
Popular singer Chinmayi Sripaada is responsible for India's first arrests under new cyberbullying laws and says women should not be afraid to take on their abusers.
Nearly half of India's regional governments are run by dynasts, but a feud in one prominent political family could hurt its prospects in upcoming elections, writes Kanchan Chandra.
Apple reports its third quarter in a row of falling iPhone sales, but sales beat analyst expectations.
The trust that runs Mumbai's famous Haji Ali mosque tells the Supreme Court that it will allow women into the shrine in a month's time.
This could turn into an ugly war. A day after the Tata Sons board summarily dismissed Cyrus Mistry as chairman, he hit back with a vengeance at the board in general and his predecessor and interim replacement Ratan Tata in particular.
The two leading bourses NSE and BSE have written to some of the listed Tata Group companies to clarify about Cyrus Mistry’s claim that the group faces a $18-billion writedown. Markets regulator Sebi, on the other hand, is watching the developments at the Tata Group but has not taken any proactive step as of now.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked secretaries at the Centre and chief secretaries in the state to analyse the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Report, where India ranked a poor 130th among 190 countries, and suggest areas of improvement.
It was a day when Cyrus Mistry's five-page letter against Ratan Tata for alleged interference in the affairs of the Tata Group went viral, and the former chairman of the conglomerate was himself in the thick of action, dividing his time between discussions with advisers and a crucial meeting of a group company.
India has issued not 1, or 2, but as many as 6 note verbales to the Pakistan foreign ministry for consular access to alleged India spy Kulbhushan Jadhav, top government sources have told TOI.
Almost like Taliban’s offensive against education in Pakistan and Afghanistan, terror groups in Kashmir are destroying schools and ensuring their continued shutdown.
An elderly man who became an overnight star when an image of a policeman kicking his typewriter went viral has said he is fed up with all the attention and just wants to go back to typing letters
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday announced the list of 242 candidates for the Grand Alliance on the last day for filing nominations for the first phase of assembly elections
A 27yearold woman jumped out of a moving train with her 10monthold baby and husband after she was allegedly molested by a group of inebriated copassengers in West Bengals Alipurduar police said on Wednesday
In a postmidnight development the Gujarat High Court directed the state government to find Hardik Patel leader of the reservation agitation after an aide moved a habeas corpus petition alleging that Hardik had been illegally detai
Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that multiculturalism is bad for the United States adding that immigrants who close themselves off from American culture deny themselves access to economic rewards
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday described his former law minister Somnath Bharti as an embarrassment to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party AAP and said he should surrender in a case of attempt to murder and domestic viol
Twentyyears onemonth and two days that is the time convict number 31 spent behind bars in Tihars jail number 2 Convicted for the murder of his wife in the infamous Delhi tandoor case Sushil Sharma is out on parole after 20 years H
The Faculty Association of AIIMS (FAIIMS) Wednesday said the institute's governing body's proposal to raise the retirement age for faculty to 67 years, should be implemented only after the...
Air strikes by Syrian or Russian warplanes on Wednesday killed at least 26 people, most of them schoolchildren, in a village in Syria's rebel-held Idlib province, rescue workers and a monitoring group...
US President Barack Obama and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the next steps in the campaign against ISIS during a telephone call on Wednesday, the White House said.
France's infamous "Jungle" was cleared of thousands of migrants in a massive operation that wrapped up on Wednesday, but aid groups said dozens of unaccompanied children were not guaranteed a bed for...
A six-year-old boy, who was allegedly kidnapped on Monday evening, was on Wednesday rescued from his abductors, police said.
More Republicans now think Democrat Hillary Clinton, rather than Donald Trump, will win the presidency, as their party's candidate struggles with difficulties including allegations of sexual...
Five members of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were killed in a US military strike last week in Yemen, US Central Command said in a statement on Wednesday.
New Zealand beat India by 19 runs in the fourth one-day international to level the five-match series at 2-2 as the hosts suffered a mid-innings collapse at Ranchi on Wednesday.- Scorecard:Chasing 261 for a series clinching win, India were all out for 241 with eight balls to spare.Opener Ajinkya Rahane's fluent 57 put India on course for the chase and the right-handed batsman added 79 for the second wicket with the in-form Virat Kohli (45).
'With Pakistan's 'first use doctrine' threatening the use of nuclear weapons early in a war with India, the S-400 will shield vulnerable targets like Delhi and Mumbai, complicating Pakistan's targeting calculations.'
India paid the price for some poor shot selection as New Zealand clinched the fourth cricket ODI by 19 runs to level five-match series 2-2 in Ranchi on Wednesday.- Scorecard:Chasing a target of 281 on a slow track, India were on course at 128 for 2 before a sudden middle-order collapse saw them lose four quick wickets as they were finally all-out for 241 in 48.4 overs.This was India's first loss at skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni's home ground in all the international matches that they have played so far.
Temporarily not available
Tracking a firm trend in the precious metals overseas, silver prices traded higher by Rs 97 at Rs 42,512 per kg at the futures trade today as speculators raised their bets.At the Multi Commodity Exch...
Gold prices were up by 0.16 per cent at Rs 29,989 per 10 gram at the futures trade today as speculators widened their positions amid a firm global trend.At the Multi Commodity Exchange, gold for deli...
Gold prices stayed firm on Wednesday as stronger physical demand for the precious metal, ahead of India’s late-October festival season, offset a firm US dollar. Demand for bullion is expected to pick ...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Anti-government protesters jammed the streets of Venezuela's capital on Wednesday on the heels of a decision by congress to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro, whose allies have blocked moves for a recall election.
Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former finance minister Yashwant Singh, who is leading a five-member team to Srinagar for talks with a cross section of society, including separatist leaders, said on Wednesday that there is a need to understand the pain of Kashmiris to deliver relief to them. "I have been saying that this group is here to understand the pain of Kashmiris. The team includes former bureaucrat Wajahat Habibullah, who has served in Jammu and Kashmir, ex-Air Vice Marshal Kapil Kak, journalist Bharat Bhushan and activist Sushobha Barve.
Bengaluru (Karnataka), Oct. 26 (ANI): After a special CBI court acquitted former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, along with 12 others in the Rs. 40 crore bribery and corruption case involving his family members and Jindal Steel Works (JSW), Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said the CBI court gave a relief and he was very happy that false allegations and politically motivated charges made against him were cleared. "Today, the CBI court gave a relief, and I am very happy because false allegations and politically-motivated charges made against me were cleared.
Hyderabad (Telangna) [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): After Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said Prime Minister Narendra Modi "should not interfere" in the matter of triple talaq and should allow the Muslims to solve the issue through consensus, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said triple talaq is not a communal or a religious issue, it is an issue of ending gender discrimination, while asking the Samajwadi Party, BSP and "their guardian" the Congress to together give a solution to this pressing problem. Addressing the media, Naidu questioned if the BSP was supporting the discrimination against women or do they not want equal treatment to all - there should be no discrimination on the basis of religion.
Kathmandu/New Delhi, Oct 26 (IANS) The fourth meeting of the Nepal-India Joint Commission began in New Delhi on Wednesday, setting the tone for the minister-level meeting scheduled for Thursday. At the Joint Commission talks, Foreign Secretaries Shankar Das Bairagi and S. Jaishankar are leading the Nepali and Indian delegations. The Nepal-India ministerial level meeting is expected to focus on implementing the past agreements and accords signed between the two countries.
NewDelhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): After Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa said former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Navjot Singh Sidhu would join their party on the auspicious day of Diwali, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said the cricketer-turned politician is a human bomb and will explode once he enters the grand old party. Badal told mediapersons that Congress' state party chief Captain Amarinder Singh is trying to downplay Bajwa by saying that he has no objection to Sidhu joining the party, adding the reality is that they both abuse each other.
NewDelhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): After Congress leader Partap Singh Bajwa said former Bharatiya Janata Party leader Navjot Singh Sidhu would join their party on the auspicious day of Diwali, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said "Sidhu is a human bomb and will explode once he enters the Congress party." Badal told media persons that Congress' state party chief Captain Amarinder Singh is trying to downplay Bajwa by saying that he has no objection to Sidhu joining the party, as both Bajwa and Capt Amarinder Singh abuse each other. "At places they abuse each other.
New Delhi [India], Oct 26 (ANI): Raising a question after the special CBI court acquitted former Karnataka chief minister and state BJP president B. S. Yeddyurappa and his sons in an illegal mining bribery case, the Congress Party on Wednesday asked whether the CBI was acting under pressure. Congress leader Tom Vadakkan told ANI that it was a very interesting court case as the amount involved was huge. "Legal options remained opened however, the BJP appointed him as BJP's state president despite the fact that the case was pending.
Anushka Sharma opens up about the Pawsitive campaign for animals and birds that's aimed at a noise-free Diwali
Headed home from his shooting in Malaysia, only to leave the next night for Twinkle and his fav hotspot
Is yet to give a shot to his director featuring a close-up of his hand, because he believes in being in character till the film's release
Four athletes were stripped of silver medals and two of bronze medals in weightlifting, wrestling and women's steeplechase.
Pakistan's National Security Adviser Lt Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua informed US ambassador David Hale that the terrorists who attacked the police training college were constantly in contact with their leadership and handlers in Afghanistan.
According to CBI, instead of helping the probe, state govt is trying to shield Virbhadra Singh in the DA case.
During protest they said they were "angry" because they risk their lives every day to fight Naxals, but they had to face "allegations due to the naxal sympathisers".
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today finalised its Vikas rath yatra, which will leave from here to Kanpur on November 3.
Senior IPS officer Karnal Singh was on Wednesday appointed chief of Enforcement Directorate, the agency entrusted with probing money laundering cases.
Amid speculations about a split in the Samajawadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress is keeping a close watch while not ruling out an alliance with a breakaway faction in case such a situation arises, an informed source said on
BJP ruled Haryana government has invited Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to the Golden Jubilee celebrations on November 1, in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the chief guest.
After a recent climate accord on coolants, India is a poignant example of how climate change imposes a trade-off between the present and future.
A battle between officers and the rebels took place at what the police said appeared to be a training camp in a remote area of eastern India. An activist called it staged.
Experts are worrying about what India will do when Pakistan-based militants carry out another attack in India, as is almost certain, and how Pakistan will respond.
A fire on Monday at a hospital in eastern India filled the wards with smoke and killed at least 20 patients, who are believed to have died from carbon monoxide poisoning.
The victims at Sum Hospital in Bhubaneswar, in the state of Odisha, appear to have died of smoke inhalation.
Trringo lets people in agrarian states, most of whom cannot afford their own vehicles, rent them out by the hour.
India is becoming more like Pakistan, and Pakistan is becoming more like itself: belligerent, sulky, paranoid.
A group claiming to represent women devotees of Kerala moved the Supreme Court on Wednesday, saying the members were ready to wait till the age of 50 to enter the famed Sabarimala temple. The group ha...
Those who retired between April 1 and August 4 this year can choose to commute their pension, or not