HC judge’s daughter-in-law alleges pressure to withdraw plaint in assault case

HC judge’s daughter-in-law alleges pressure to withdraw plaint in assault case

The video of the attack had gone viral Even as the video clip allegedly showing retired Madras High Court judge Justice Nooty Rammohan Rao and his family members assaulting their daughter-in-law Sindhu Sharma went viral, the victim made fresh charges that an attempt was made to delete the video footage. Speaking to a TV news…

News analysis: Will ‘Howdy, Modi!’ rub off on Trump?

News analysis: Will ‘Howdy, Modi!’ rub off on Trump?

In early 2017, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s team was planning his visit to Washington and first meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. On previous U.S. visits, Mr. Modi had addressed massive diaspora events in New York and San Jose, sending out a powerful message about the power of the Indian-American community and of the Indian…

Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram Lander, Pragyan Rover fade into lunar sunset, their batteries likely dead

Chandrayaan 2’s Vikram Lander, Pragyan Rover fade into lunar sunset, their batteries likely dead

If things had gone on well and the Indian lunar craft Vikram soft-landed on moon as expected on September 7, Vikram and its companion rover Pragyan would have completed taking a close look at moon’s unknown south by now.Chandrayaan 2 has been circling moon since August 20, its orbiter alone intact.After a perfect journey from…

Explained | Are Saudi Arabia’s oil supplies vulnerable?

Explained | Are Saudi Arabia’s oil supplies vulnerable?

The story so far: Early on September 14, two critical Saudi Arabian oil installations near the Gulf coast came under attack. The drones and missiles that attacked the Abqaiq processing facility and the Khurais oilfield, both owned by Saudi Arabian Oil Company (Saudi Aramco), set off fires which lasted for hours and caused enormous damage,…

Modi arrives in Houston to attend Howdy Modi diaspora event

Modi arrives in Houston to attend Howdy Modi diaspora event

Looking forward to a wide range of programmes, including addressing a record 50,000 Indian Americans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrived in the energy capital of the world on Saturday with “Howdy”, the traditional Texan way of greetings.“Howdy Houston”, he tweeted soon after landing in Houston in the afternoon. “It’s a bright afternoon here in Houston,”…

Police probe Pulwama boy’s death as family blames forces

Police probe Pulwama boy’s death as family blames forces

more-in Committed suicide after detention by the Army, police say The police have started an inquiry into the death of a minor boy from Pulwama, who allegedly committed suicide hours after his “brief detention and beating” by the Army in the wake of a grenade blast in the area.“It’s a case of suicide; we have…

J&K ‘infiltrated by 60 foreign militants’

J&K ‘infiltrated by 60 foreign militants’

Around “60 foreign militants” have infiltrated Jammu and Kashmir in the last one month, three government officials told The Hindu. Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh, however, claimed that recruitment of locals into terror groups had been at an all-time low. In the past 45 days, only two men have joined…

The Paliath Achans, a Cochin family that was once richer than the Maharajas

The Paliath Achans, a Cochin family that was once richer than the Maharajas

When the Raj was still India’s reality and over a third of the subcontinent sat in the custody of assorted princes and nawabs, there lived in Cochin a middle-class royal family. Its middle-classdom was born partly of choice, and partly due to princely fecundity. On the one hand, the Maharajas were orthodox dignitaries, bound more…

Heeding the voice of conscience

Heeding the voice of conscience

Some readers felt that that my column on the communication blackout in Jammu and Kashmir, (“A disturbing downward spiral”, September 9, 2019), did not display the restraint that is necessary in these unusual times. I agree with them that we live in unusual times. How else can one explain the current situation where courts get…

No one loves India more than the NRI

No one loves India more than the NRI

Regular readers of this column would know that I’m second to none when it comes to deshbhakti. But sadly, one of the things I’ve come to realise, particularly in the last five years, is that I’ll never be even half as great a deshbhakt as the garden variety NRI. Why not? Because true love, as…

After ‘Howdy Modi,’ Donald Trump could sign trade deal with India

After ‘Howdy Modi,’ Donald Trump could sign trade deal with India

WASHINGTON/NEW DELHI: The United States and India are racing to negotiate a limited trade deal that US President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Narendra Modi can sign at the United Nations general assembly in New York at the end of September, people familiar with the talks said. A deal between the world’s most populous democracies…

China is threat to world: US President Trump

China is threat to world: US President Trump

WASHINGTON: Expressing concern over China’s growing military might, US President Donald Trump has said the Communist nation is a threat to the world and blamed his predecessors for not stopping it from stealing America’s intellectual property to bolster its defence capabilities. China has hiked its military spending by seven per cent to $152 billion as…

Slowdown gives India Inc what Budget didn’t

NEW DELHI: In her maiden Budget in July, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman had lowered the corporate tax rate for most companies but excluded the biggest. “We shall cover them sooner,” she had said. On Friday, in her fourth phase of post-budget economic stimulus measures, Sitharaman cut base corporate tax for existing companies to 22% from…

No action will be taken against your son, Babul Supriyo assures mother of agitating student

No action will be taken against your son, Babul Supriyo assures mother of agitating student

KOLKATA: Union minister Babul Supriyo on Saturday assured the mother of a student, who allegedly pulled the hair of the BJP leader at Jadavpur University during a demonstration on Thursday, that he will not harm the career of her son. Debanjan Ballav’s ailing mother Rupali had urged Supriyo “with folded hands” to pardon her son…

Delhi Court to Announce Verdict on DK Shivakumar’s Bail Plea on September 25

Delhi Court to Announce Verdict on DK Shivakumar’s Bail Plea on September 25

Congress leader DK Shivakumar leaves the ED office before being produced at a special court in Delhi on Friday. (PTI) New Delhi: Congress leader DK Shivakumar may influence witnesses in the money laundering case in which he has been arrested, the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday told a Delhi court, which said it will pass an…

Maharashtra, Haryana Polls On October 21, Results 3 Days Later: 10 Points

Maharashtra, Haryana Polls On October 21, Results 3 Days Later: 10 Points

Assembly elections 2019 dates: Maharashtra and Haryana polls will be held on October 21New Delhi:  Maharashtra and Haryana will vote for new assemblies on October 21 and the results will be out three days later, the Election Commission said today. The last date for filing nominations is October 4 and the deadline for withdrawing them…

Sivan terms Chandrayaan 2 mission a huge success

Sivan terms Chandrayaan 2 mission a huge success

ISRO Chairman K. Sivan. File Photo.   | Photo Credit: PTI more-in Country is raring to go on Gaganyaan (crewed orbital spacecraft) mission, says the ISRO chairperson Even as all attempts to establish contact with lunar lander Vikram went in vain, ISRO chairperson K. Sivan on Saturday termed Chandrayaan 2 mission a huge success and…

Missed the 2,000 point Sensex rally on Friday? Here’s what to do on Monday

Missed the 2,000 point Sensex rally on Friday? Here’s what to do on Monday

Indian markets witnessed their biggest movement in 10 years following Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s mini-Budget, which many D-Street analysts dubbed as a ‘Diwali gift’ to corporates and investors.The government slashed the corporate income tax from 30 percent to 22 percent for all companies. Thus, inclusive of cess and surcharges the effective corporate tax rate in India is…

Maharashtra Election 2019 Dates: Will Congress-NCP Gamble Pay Off Against Oldest Allies? State to Decide on Oc

Maharashtra Election 2019 Dates: Will Congress-NCP Gamble Pay Off Against Oldest Allies? State to Decide on Oc

File photo of Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis and Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray Mumbai: Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora on Saturday announced the schedule of polls to elect 288 members of the Legislative Assembly. While last date for nomination is October 4, the state will vote on October 21 and counting will be held on…

Only Pulwama attack-like situation can help BJP in Maharashtra elections: Sharad Pawar

Only Pulwama attack-like situation can help BJP in Maharashtra elections: Sharad Pawar

Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has triggered a row with his remark ahead of announcement of Assembly elections in Maharashtra. Speaking to mediapersons, the Maharashtra strongman said that people are angry with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government and only a Pulwama-like attack can turn the tide in their favour. The former…

Few takers for anti-India rant in Texas

Few takers for anti-India rant in Texas

KP NayarStrategic Analyst Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit to Houston will be unlike any of the five previous visits that he has made to the United States of America as Prime Minister. This is because Texans — especially Houstonians — take great pride in their much-touted exceptionalism and in being different from the rest of America.…

‘Howdy Modi’ event will be new milestone in India-US ties: PM

‘Howdy Modi’ event will be new milestone in India-US ties: PM

The Prime Minister is on a 7-day visit to the United States. (File Photo)Hours before leaving for the ‘Howdy Modi’ event in Houston, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the event will be a new milestone in the relationship and ties between India and the US. The Prime Minister is going on a 7-day visit to…

Confident my visit would present India as vibrant land of opportunities: PM Narendra Modi ahead of his US trip

Confident my visit would present India as vibrant land of opportunities: PM Narendra Modi ahead of his US trip

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his visit to the US from September 21 to 27 would present India as “a vibrant land of opportunities”. “I am confident that my visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader, and will also help…

Youngsters in Delhi demand action on climate change

Youngsters in Delhi demand action on climate change

At the Delhi edition of Fridays for Future, it wasn’t uncommon to see youngsters with protest placards in one hand and carrying single-use plastic bottles with chilled water in the other.This stood in stark irony not only to their cause, but also because of the Prime Minister’s exhortation to Indians to eschew the use of…

Draft rules to regulate social media ready: Government

Draft rules to regulate social media ready: Government

The Centre on Friday informed the Madras High Court that deliberations on the Draft Information Technology [Intermediaries Guidelines (Amendment)] Rules, 2018, which mandate social media companies to cooperate with the police in cracking cybercrimes, had been completed. A Division Bench of Justices M. Sathyanarayanan and N. Seshasayee was told by the Central government’s senior counsel…

A deep cut: On corporate tax cuts

A deep cut: On corporate tax cuts

Tax cuts have enthused Corporate India, but there is the fiscal problem to deal with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman ushered in Deepavali early for Corporate India and the markets on Friday with her announcement of deep cuts in corporate taxes and roll-back of some market-unfriendly proposals in the Budget she presented in July. The move…

A rural stimulus: On MGNREGA wage hike

A rural stimulus: On MGNREGA wage hike

Putting more money in the hands of rural households will stir up the economy The government’s statistical machinery has begun work on revising the indices that capture the trends in consumer prices experienced in rural India. This opens up the prospect for an upward revision in the wages paid out to workers under the Mahatma…

Supreme Court Collegium now recommends Justice Kureshi’s appointment as Tripura High Court Chief Justice

Supreme Court Collegium now recommends Justice Kureshi’s appointment as Tripura High Court Chief Justice

The Supreme Court Collegium has modified its May 10 recommendation to appoint Justice A.A. Kureshi as the Chief Justice of Madhya Pradesh after the government sent it to two consecutive letters to reconsider the proposal.In a resolution dated September 5 and published on September 20, the Collegium led by Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi…

No GST relief for automobiles

No GST relief for automobiles

From October 1, taking the family for a holiday is set to become a more economical affair, but the consumption of energy drinks will become more expensive, following a marathon meeting of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council that lasted nearly nine hours on September 20.  While the tax rates were tweaked up or down…

India, Mongolia to explore space together

India, Mongolia to explore space together

PM Narendra Modi and Mongolian President Khaltmaagiin Battulga, left, unveil a statue of Lord Buddha on Friday.   | Photo Credit: – more-in A boost to Ulaanbaatar’s resource management and satellite communication. India and Mongolia on Thursday signed MoUs on space cooperation and disaster management that will provide a new dimension to the India-Mongolia strategic…

Law student who accused Chinmayanand of rape involved in extortion: SIT

Law student who accused Chinmayanand of rape involved in extortion: SIT

The law student from Shahjahanpur, who has accused former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand of raping and physically exploiting her, was on Friday charged with extortion in a case filed by him, even as the SIT probing the case arrested him. SIT chief Naveen Arora said the former BJP MP had confessed to “almost all” the allegations…

Govt. cuts corporate tax to spur investment, jobs

Govt. cuts corporate tax to spur investment, jobs

In its boldest gambit yet to stir up the economy, the government on Friday issued an ordinance to reduce the corporate tax rate for domestic firms and new manufacturing units by 10 to 12 percentage points, effectively bringing India’s tax rates on a par with its competing Asian peers.Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that the…

J&K High Court panel to probe charges of illegal detention of children

J&K High Court panel to probe charges of illegal detention of children

more-in SC says plea filed by child rights activists Enakshi Ganguly and Shanta Sinha raise “substantial issues and alleged detention of children”. The Supreme Court on Friday assigned the Jammu and Kashmir High Court’s Juvenile Justice Committee to inquire into allegations of illegal detention of children — some as young as 10 — by security…

‘Find out the Gandhi in You’

‘Find out the Gandhi in You’

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PM terms corporate tax slashing as ‘historic’; Congress questions timing, links it with Modi’s US visit

PM terms corporate tax slashing as ‘historic’; Congress questions timing, links it with Modi’s US visit

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday termed the decision to slash corporate tax as “historic” while the opposition parties used the announcement to attack the government, with the Congress linking it with his US visit, saying it was “amazed” at what he will do for a stock market bump ahead of his Houston…

GST Council cuts tax rate on hotel room tariffs

GST Council cuts tax rate on hotel room tariffs

PANAJI: The all-powerful GST Council on Friday more than doubled the tax on caffeinated beverages to 40 per cent and slashed the rate on hotel room tariffs. Briefing reporters after a meeting of the panel, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the GST on caffeinated beverages has been hiked to 28 per cent plus additional cess…

Chinmayanand arrested, says ‘sorry for behaviour’

Chinmayanand arrested, says ‘sorry for behaviour’

SHAHJAHANPUR: BJP leader Swami Chinmayanand, accused of rape by a law student, was on Friday arrested and sent to 14 days’ judicial custody. Chinmayanad has apparently told the police he was sorry for his behaviour. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) probing the case has also arrested three other men – all charged with trying to…

Confident my visit would present India as vibrant land of opportunities: PM Narendra Modi ahead of his US trip

Confident my visit would present India as vibrant land of opportunities: PM Narendra Modi ahead of his US trip

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his visit to the US from September 21 to 27 would present India as “a vibrant land of opportunities”. “I am confident that my visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader, and will also help…

Investors become richer by Rs 6.8 lakh crore in a day on finance minister’s tax booster

Investors become richer by Rs 6.8 lakh crore in a day on finance minister’s tax booster

NEW DELHI: Investor wealth on Friday zoomed a whopping Rs 6.82 lakh crore in single day as equity markets rallied, with the Sensex skyrocketing 2,284 points in intra-day trade, following a slew of economy-boosting measures announced by finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman. The 30-share key BSE index zoomed 1,921.15 points or 5.32 per cent to close…

World Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal becomes first Indian to enter final, Manish Kaushik ends with bronze

World Boxing Championships: Amit Panghal becomes first Indian to enter final, Manish Kaushik ends with bronze

EKATERINBURG (RUSSIA): Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) on Friday became the first Indian to enter the finals of the World Men’s Boxing Championship while Manish Kaushik (63kg) signed off with a bronze medal after going down in the semifinals here. Second seeded Panghal prevailed 3-2 against Kazakhstan’s Saken Bibossinov in the last-four stage. But Commonwealth…

Climate change strike: Millions of young people, led by Sweden’s Greta Thunberg, to strike for climate action

With world leaders about to gather in New York for a UN Climate Action Summit next week, millions of young people from Australia to Iceland will take off from school or work on Friday to demand urgent measures to stop environmental catastrophe.Also read: How Greta Thunberg’s climate strikes became a global movement in a yearProtests,…

20 features that will make your iPhone better starting today | Gadgets Now

20 features that will make your iPhone better starting today | Gadgets Now

1 / 2120 features that will make your iPhone better starting today Apple officially rolled out iOS 13 to iPhone users yesterday. The Cupertino-based tech giant’s latest OS update brings a slew of new features to iPhones and are set to make the user experience better than before. Here we list out 20 features that…

Why the govt ban on vaping is so timely

Why the govt ban on vaping is so timely

A parent had called. She was worried that her child in Delhi was not alone in doing what has far away in America also spooked the Trump administration. So the private school in Mayur Vihar conducted a raid. An aghast principal later told TOI, “To our astonishment, we found — and confiscated — 150 vaping…

Is it getting tight for Rishabh Pant?

Is it getting tight for Rishabh Pant?

MUMBAI: The grimace on his face, as he trudged off after slapping a long hop from South African left-arm spinner Bjorn Fortuin straight to short fine leg to get out for four, reflected the concoction of pain, frustration, and anxiety that seems to be dogging him at the moment. It’s not easy to be Rishabh…

#MumbaiMirrored: The king of courts

#MumbaiMirrored: The king of courts

By Iqbal Chagla The grandeur of the Bombay High Court lies not just in its magnificent edifice – it has been the home of historic trials and brave legal luminaries.The High Court of Judicature at Bombay (and that is how it continues to be called) was established on June 26, 1862 by Letters Patent issued…

Pak PM finds difficult to accept that Kashmir is now back on road to progress: Indian Envoy to US

Pak PM finds difficult to accept that Kashmir is now back on road to progress: Indian Envoy to US

A security person stands guard at a road during restrictions in Srinagar. (Photo courtesy: PTI)NEW YORK: The prospect for a more prosperous Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh, following the abrogation of the Article 370 “cuts the ground under the feet of Pakistan”, a country whose “fingerprints” are on terrorist strikes across the world, Indian Ambassador…

Indian, Pakistani expats clash over ‘mosque pick-up’ for anti-Modi rally

Indian, Pakistani expats clash over ‘mosque pick-up’ for anti-Modi rally

A billboard seen in Houston, USA, announcing the upcoming ‘Howdy, Modi’ event on September 22. (PTI)WASHINGTON: Angry and overwrought exchanges and charges of genocide, terrorism, human rights violation, sexual abuse and worse are erupting between Pakistani and Indian partisans in the US in the run-up to the “Howdy, Modi!” event in Houston on Sunday where…

‘Gas Leakage’ Creates Panic Across Mumbai, Fire Engines Deployed to Find Source of Unknown Odour

‘Gas Leakage’ Creates Panic Across Mumbai, Fire Engines Deployed to Find Source of Unknown Odour

File photo of Mumbai. (Image: PTI) Mumbai: Many residents in Mumbai’s western and eastern suburbs reported an unknown odour, prompting rumours of a gas leak at the Rashtriya Chemical Fertiliser’s plant in the Chembur suburb, officials said. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation said late Thursday that the odour was reported from Powai, Chembur, Mankhurd, Govandi, Chandivali,…

“We Will Soar High When Pak Stoops Low At UN General Assembly”: India

“We Will Soar High When Pak Stoops Low At UN General Assembly”: India

PM Narendra Modi will address the United Nations General Assembly on September 27 (File)United Nations: India will soar high if Pakistan “stoops low” by raising the Kashmir issue at a high-level UN General Assembly session next week, India’s top envoy to the United Nations has asserted, warning that Islamabad may want to mainstream hate speech after…

Five things to expect from GST Council meet in Goa today

Five things to expect from GST Council meet in Goa today

New Delhi: Federal indirect tax body, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Council, is set to meet in Goa on Friday amid demands from the industry for a fiscal stimulus. Here are the five things to expect from the meeting to be chaired by union finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman.1) Tax rate cut on luxury hotelsThe…

Citing Dawood case, CBI seeks arrest warrant against Rajeev Kumar

Citing Dawood case, CBI seeks arrest warrant against Rajeev Kumar

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI: CBI teams visited the IPS officers’ mess and a five-star hotel here on Thursday in its hunt for former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection with the Saradha chit fund scam. CBI also sought an arrest warrant against him and issued a fresh notice for his appearance. The additional chief judicial magistrate,…

“Howdy Modi” brings together Indian-Americans, Hindu Americans: Tulsi Gabbard

“Howdy Modi” brings together Indian-Americans, Hindu Americans: Tulsi Gabbard

“Howdy Modi” is bringing together Indian-Americans and Hindu Americans from across the U.S., Democratic presidential aspirant and the first Hindu woman in the U.S. Congress Tulsi Gabbard said.Ms. Gabbard, 38, on September 19 extended a warm welcome to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his upcoming U.S. visit beginning on Saturday, September 21.“I’m very happy to…

ED Raids Trinamool Congress MP KD Singh’s Premises in Money Laundering Case

ED Raids Trinamool Congress MP KD Singh’s Premises in Money Laundering Case

New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate on Thursday conducted searches at properties linked to Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP KD Singh in connection with a money laundering case, officials said. The raids in Delhi and Chandigarh came at a time when Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in the national capital and…

Mamata’s ‘Cordial’ Meetings With Modi, Shah Puts BJP on Backfoot

Mamata’s ‘Cordial’ Meetings With Modi, Shah Puts BJP on Backfoot

New Delhi: A day after meeting with prime minister Narendra Modi, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee met Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday. The meetings which she termed as “government to government” interactions are in the limelight given the poor relations that have hitherto lasted between Bengal and the BJP-led Centre. Soon after her…

Unnao rape case unrelated to law and order, Muslims highest beneficiary of govt schemes: Top quotes from Yogi Adityanath’s News18 interview

Unnao rape case unrelated to law and order, Muslims highest beneficiary of govt schemes: Top quotes from Yogi Adityanath’s News18 interview

In his interview to Network18’s Rahul Joshi, Yogi Adityanath spoke about a range of issues, including the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh Cases such as Unnao rape have nothing to do with law and order situation in the state, he claimed He also claimed that there had been no incident of mob lynching…

Uddhav Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis Firm On Alliance: Shiv Sena Leader

Uddhav Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis Firm On Alliance: Shiv Sena Leader

Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut says he hopes Nanar refinery project will not pose a hindrance.Mumbai: Senior Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut today said their party president Uddhav Thackeray and Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis are firm on the alliance for the upcoming Maharashtra Assembly polls and are in the process of sealing the seat-sharing pact.He also…

Iran sponsored attacks on oil facilities: Saudi Arabia

Iran sponsored attacks on oil facilities: Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia’s Defence Ministry spokesman Col. Turki al-Malki displays what he describes as an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in strikes on the Saudi Arabia’s oil infrastructure, during a press conference in Riyadh.   | Photo Credit: AP more-in The attack was launched from the north, Defence Ministry spokesman says Saudi Arabia said on…

Livestock ‘traffic’ fine transforms Arunachal’s dirtiest village

Livestock ‘traffic’ fine transforms Arunachal’s dirtiest village

Breaking the rules of the road attracts little or no fine in Arunachal Pradesh, unless the “traffic law” violator is a pig or a cow in a village in the Frontier State’s East Siang district.Three years before the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, 2019, prescribed heavy penalties on traffic rule violators across India, the elders of…

Xi-Modi meet likely to skirt Kashmir issue

Xi-Modi meet likely to skirt Kashmir issue

China on Tuesday signalled that the Kashmir issue is unlikely to be spotlighted during the informal summit in India between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping.“I think for those things like Kashmir… I don’t think it will be a major topic occupying the talks, that is my understanding,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson…

Dangerous vacuum: On detention of J&K leaders

Dangerous vacuum: On detention of J&K leaders

If mainstream politicians are discredited in J&K, the space will be filled by secessionists The detention of National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah under the Public Safety Act on Monday marks a new, dangerous low in the overreach of state power to curtail liberty in Kashmir. The 81-year old leader has been thrice Chief Minister, Union…

The Taliban problem: On the Afghan crisis

The Taliban problem: On the Afghan crisis

Terrorists will not be keen on talks, but finding a solution to the Afghan crisis must continue When the U.S.-Taliban talks collapsed last week, the insurgent group threatened to step up attacks in Afghanistan. It made good on its pledge on Tuesday using two suicide bombers who killed at least 48 people by targeting a…

Tabrez Ansari lynching case: Murder charge back on all accused

Tabrez Ansari lynching case: Murder charge back on all accused

Making a U-turn in the Tabrez Ansari lynching case after allegations of attempts to weaken the case, the Jharkhand police submitted a supplementary charge sheet on Wednesday, seeking punishment under Section 302 of the IPC (murder) against 11 of the accused.Another two accused, who were apprehended later, would also face murder charges. The Seraikela-Kharsawan police…

Supreme Court gets four new judges

Supreme Court gets four new judges

(From left) Justices V. Ramasubramanian, Hrishikesh Roy, Krishna Murari and S. Ravindra Bhat. Photos: hphighcourt.nic.in, highcourtofkerala.nic.in, highcourtchd.gov.in, hcraj.nic.in.   more-in Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice V. Ramasubramanian, Punjab and Haryana High Court Chief Justice Krishna Murari, Rajasthan High Court Chief Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Kerala High Court Chief Justice Hrishikesh Roy have been…

Always pitched for growth of regional languages, Hindi should be second language: Amit Shah

Always pitched for growth of regional languages, Hindi should be second language: Amit Shah

Home Minister Amit Shah   | Photo Credit: PTI more-in Only requested for learning it as the second language, says Union Home Minister. Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday claimed that he did not push for Hindi over regional languages.Referring to his speech on the occasion of Hindi Divas on Saturday where he made…

Cabinet approves ban on e-cigarettes

Cabinet approves ban on e-cigarettes

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a ban on e-cigarettes, citing the need to take early action to protect public health.Upon promulgation of the ordinance, any production, manufacturing, import, export, transport, sale (including online sale), distribution or advertisement (including online advertisement) of e-cigarettes shall be a cognisable offence punishable with imprisonment of up to one…

Ayodhya issue: Supreme Court allows mediation committee to resume talks

Ayodhya issue: Supreme Court allows mediation committee to resume talks

The Supreme Court on Wednesday allowed the Ayodhya mediation committee to resume talks with the disputing Hindu and Muslim parties even as it indicated that the ongoing hearings of the appeals before a Constitution Bench is likely to finish by October 18.Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi is scheduled to retire on November 17. If…

Supreme Court sets October 18 deadline to conclude Ayodhya hearings

Supreme Court sets October 18 deadline to conclude Ayodhya hearings

NEW DELHI: The 70-year-old litigation by Hindu and Muslim parties for the ownership of the 2.77 acre disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya, which ranks among the most important cases in the history of India, inched closer to finality on Wednesday, with the Supreme Court confirming that its verdict would be pronounced on or…

Mumbai schools shut today as rain lashes city, red alert issued

Mumbai schools shut today as rain lashes city, red alert issued

Moderate showers began across south Mumbai from 10.30pm onwards. From 8.30am to 10.30pm, Mumbai suburbs recorded 54mm rain while 2.2mm was recorded in south Mumbai. mumbai Updated: Sep 19, 2019 01:05 IST Moderate showers began across south Mumbai from 10.30pm onwards. (HT PHOTOS) On Wednesday night, loud claps of thunder and flashes of lightning with…

Delhi Transport Strike Today, Many Schools To Stay Closed: 10 Points

Delhi Transport Strike Today, Many Schools To Stay Closed: 10 Points

Delhi transport strike: A large number of autos, cabs and buses could go off the roads.New Delhi:  Several schools will be closed in Delhi on Thursday and commuters could face problems because of a one-day transport strike called against the steep hike in traffic fines. Transport bodies said the “token strike” was against the amended…

Cabinet approves ban on e-cigarettes, shares of cigarette makers jump

Cabinet approves ban on e-cigarettes, shares of cigarette makers jump

New Delhi: India banned electronic cigarettes amid growing fears over the health risks posed by vaping, sending shares of conventional cigarette makers soaring.The Union cabinet has made the manufacture, import, sale, distribution and advertisements of e-cigarettes a cognizable offence, finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said after a Cabinet meeting in New Delhi on Wednesday. Sitharaman, who…

Who will save the Judiciary from the Judiciary?

Who will save the Judiciary from the Judiciary?

The title of the article might appear like an oxymoron, but recent developments in the higher judiciary of the world’s largest democracy have brought forth the underbelly of this “independent” institution. The transfer of Justice Vijaya Tahliramani from the Madras High Court to the Meghalaya High Court was recommended by the Collegium ‘for the better…

Tabrez Ansari lynching: In U-turn, Jharkhand Police again slap murder charge against accused

Tabrez Ansari lynching: In U-turn, Jharkhand Police again slap murder charge against accused

People hold placards during the protest against Jharkhand government and police officials in the Tabrez Ansari…Read MoreRANCHI: Within 48 hours of Shaista Parveen, widow of mob lynching victim Tabrez Ansari, threatening to commit self-immolation if justice was denied to her, Jharkhand police on Wednesday filed a supplementary chargesheet in the lynching case accusing all the…

Ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion can’t be extended: Centre to SC

Ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion can’t be extended: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that the right to reproductive autonomy does not outweigh the state’s interest in protecting the life of a foetus and therefore the ceiling of 20 weeks for abortion cannot be extended in a blanket manner. The government said that an unborn child cannot protect itself from…

Pakistan refuses use of its airspace for PM Modi’s flight to US

Pakistan refuses use of its airspace for PM Modi’s flight to US

New Delhi: Pakistan on Wednesday said it has refused permission to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi from using its airspace when he travels to the US later this week.Modi is scheduled to leave for US early on Saturday and the step by Pakistan is testimony to the tensions between the two nations following New Delhi…

Yogi Adityanath Backs Amit Shah On Hindi As Uniting Force

Yogi Adityanath Backs  Amit Shah On Hindi As Uniting Force

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Pakistan’s propaganda exposed as Twitter blocks fake accounts of Indian army officers

Pakistan’s propaganda exposed as Twitter blocks fake accounts of Indian army officers

Indian Army Pakistan Army has hired more than 200 handlers to make fake or sleeper account on Twitter impersonating top officials of Indian Army in order to spread its fake propaganda with an aim to malign India.  After failing to garner support from the international community against Indian government’s decision to abrogate Article 370, which…

Saudi Arabia has assured India oil supply won’t be disrupted: Dharmendra Pradhan

Saudi Arabia has assured India oil supply won’t be disrupted: Dharmendra Pradhan

NEW DELHI: India, the world’s third-largest oil consumer, will not face any supply disruption after a reduction in production at its No. 2 supplier Saudi Arabia, oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said on Monday. “Following the attacks on the oil stablization centres of @Saudi_Aramco, top executives of Aramco have been contacted,” he tweeted. “We have reviewed…

Farooq arrested under four-decade old law enacted by father Sheikh Abdullah

Farooq arrested under four-decade old law enacted by father Sheikh Abdullah

SRINAGAR: Never would Sheikh Abdullah have imagined that his son Farooq would one day be arrested under the Public Safety Act (PSA) which he, as the chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir in 1978, enacted to fight timber smugglers in the state. The stringent PSA was introduced in Jammu and Kashmir to tackle timber smuggling…

5% Q1 growth surprise; economy will look up with measures taken: Shaktikanta Das

5% Q1 growth surprise; economy will look up with measures taken: Shaktikanta Das

NEW DELHI: Reserve Bank of India (RBI) governor Shaktikanta Das on Monday termed the low GDP growth of 5 per cent as a “surprise” but expressed confidence that the economy will look up with a host of measures taken by the government. He further said that the RBI has been cutting rates to give a…

Navy tracks Chinese vessels operating in Indian Ocean Region

Navy tracks Chinese vessels operating in Indian Ocean Region

NEW DELHI: As many as seven Chinese Navy warships are operating in and around the Indian Ocean Region, including an over 27,000 tonnes amphibious vessel, which have been tracked closely by the Indian Navy using its American-origin P-8I anti-submarine warfare spy planes and other surveillance assets. In exclusive pictures accessed by ANI, Chinese Landing Platform…

Will take legal course to challenge Farooq Abdullah’s detention under PSA: NC

Will take legal course to challenge Farooq Abdullah’s detention under PSA: NC

PTI | Updated: Sep 16, 2019, 20:37 ISTHighlightsSenior NC leader Mohammad Akbar Lone, the MP from north Kashmir, said the government’s move is unfortunate and it is a matter of shame that Abdullah has been booked under this act”If there was anyone who would talk of India here, it was Abdullah. If anyone has been…

Congress, NCP to contest 125 seats each in assembly polls: Sharad Pawar

PTI | Updated: Sep 16, 2019, 18:34 ISTHighlightsPawar announced that the seat-sharing pact between the grand old party and his 20-year-old organisation has been finalisedNCP will give chance to “new faces” in the polls, Pawar said. Some seats will be exchanged with the Congress, he addedFile photoMUMBAI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress…

What Saudi Arabia’s options are after unprecedented attack on its oil infra

What Saudi Arabia’s options are after unprecedented attack on its oil infra

DUBAI : A predawn attack on the heart of Saudi Arabia’s energy industry knocked out half of the country’s oil production and raised the prospect of retaliation. The U.S., without providing evidence, blamed the strike by a swarm of armed drones on the kingdom’s arch rival Iran. Iran has denied the allegation, but Yemen’s Iran-backed…

Advise Amit Shah to withdraw ‘biased’ statement on Hindi, CPI leader writes to PM Modi

Advise Amit Shah to withdraw ‘biased’ statement on Hindi, CPI leader writes to PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah’s assertion that Hindi was the only unifying factor in the making of a modern India was like denying the national reality, CPI leader Binoy Viswam said in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Amit Shah on Saturday asserted that Hindi, as the most-spoken language in…

Farooq Abdullah’s Detention Under Law Cleared By His Father

Farooq Abdullah’s Detention Under Law Cleared By His Father

New Delhi: Farooq Abdullah, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister, has been charged under the Public Safety Act (PSA), which allows arrest or detention for up to two years without trial. In an irony, he is at the receiving end of the same law that was cleared by his father and former Chief Minister Sheikh Abdullah…

Narendra Modi turns 69 tomorrow: This is how prime minister celebrated his birthday since assuming office in 2014

Narendra Modi turns 69 tomorrow: This is how prime minister celebrated his birthday since assuming office in 2014

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be celebrating his 69th birthday on 17 September. Reports noted that the prime minister will be in Gujarat visiting the Sardar Sarovar Dam and will witness the dam reaching its full capacity of 138.68 metres Modi will also be visiting Varanasi, his parliamentary constituency, and is expected to spend time…

Congress, NCP to contest 125 seats each in assembly polls: Sharad Pawar

Congress, NCP to contest 125 seats each in assembly polls: Sharad Pawar

PTI | Updated: Sep 16, 2019, 18:34 ISTHighlightsPawar announced that the seat-sharing pact between the grand old party and his 20-year-old organisation has been finalisedNCP will give chance to “new faces” in the polls, Pawar said. Some seats will be exchanged with the Congress, he addedFile photoMUMBAI: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Congress…

Did TDP’s Kodela Siva Prasada Rao take his own life? Hyderabad cops begin probe

Did TDP’s Kodela Siva Prasada Rao take his own life? Hyderabad cops begin probe

Kodela Siva Prasada Rao passed away around noon on Monday after being admitted to a hospital in Hyderabad. Following the death of former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker and senior Telugu Desam Party (TDP) leader Kodela Siva Prasada Rao, police have begun investigating the circumstances surrounding his sudden demise. According to police officials from Banjara Hills…

There are formidable reasons, says SC on Jammu and Kashmir curbs; asks Centre to restore normalcy

There are formidable reasons, says SC on Jammu and Kashmir curbs; asks Centre to restore normalcy

Chief Justice Gogoi also responded to a complaint that people weren’t able to approach the high court, offered to ascertain the situation and if need be, even travel to the state. india Updated: Sep 16, 2019 16:16 IST Police personnel block the road leading to residence of former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah,…

CBI Reaches West Bengal Secretariat, Seeks Info About Rajeev Kumar Not Appearing for Saradha Scam Probe

CBI Reaches West Bengal Secretariat, Seeks Info About Rajeev Kumar Not Appearing for Saradha Scam Probe

Two officers of the CBI reached the state secretariat around 10.40 am and delivered the letters one for Chief Secretary Malay De and another for Home Secretary Alapan Bandyopadhyay. PTIUpdated:September 16, 2019, 1:07 PM IST File photo of Rajeev Kumar. Kolkata: CBI officials on Monday went to the state secretariat and delivered letters for the…

Pakistan violated ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Poonch: defence officials

Pakistan violated ceasefire along LoC in J&K’s Poonch: defence officials

Pakistani Army violated ceasefire by resorting to mortar shelling on forward posts and villages along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district, officials said on Monday. A few Army personnel, part of an ambush party, were injured when two mortar shells exploded near them during the shelling on Sunday night, the…

India raises concerns over increase in firing along Pakistan border

India raises concerns over increase in firing along Pakistan border

New Delhi: India on Sunday said it had conveyed to Pakistan its concerns over the rising instances of unprovoked firing along their common border, in violation of a 2003 ceasefire agreement, that was aimed at facilitating the infiltration of terrorists. This year, there were more than 2,000 such incidents of unprovoked firing so far that…

Times Top10

Times Top10

5 THINGS FIRSTSupreme Court to hear plea against abrogation of Article 370 provisions and curbs in J&K; SC to hear plea seeking live-streaming of proceedings in Ayodhya case; Special court to hear CBI plea to summon Kalyan Singh in Babri masjid demolition case; Wholesale price inflation data for August to be released; India, Thailand joint…

How to protect your finances during a slowdown

How to protect your finances during a slowdown

As reports of job losses, slowing demand and a liquidity crisis trickled in a couple of weeks ago, the stock market slipped. It recovered sharply a week later, but the decline was enough to jolt investors. The prospect of an economic slowdown has made people fearful. We look at steps that investors and consumers should…

No 56 can stop you: Karti to P Chidambaram on his 74th birthday

No 56 can stop you: Karti to P Chidambaram on his 74th birthday

NEW DELHI: P Chidambaram, currently in jail, turned 74 on Monday and his son Karti Chidambaram penned a letter to the former finance minister and senior Congress leader apprising him of current affairs while taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led central government stating that “no 56!!! can stop” him. “You are turning 74…

Problem of plenty, or plenty of problems for Virat Kohli & Co?

Problem of plenty, or plenty of problems for Virat Kohli & Co?

DHARAMSHALA: The washout here in the series opener gives Virat Kohli two extra days to think over the best way to go about reshaping India’s squad ahead of what the captain has termed “the next milestone”, next year’s T20 World Cup. The washout also means one less game to experiment on the road to Australia.…

Government looks to plug GST leaks, boost collections; meet on Friday

Government looks to plug GST leaks, boost collections; meet on Friday

NEW DELHI: Having detected frauds of close to Rs 50,000 crore, the Centre is looking to tighten processes, including those related to claiming input tax credit (ITC), and will focus on getting states to okay plans to shut down leaks and evasions at this week’s GST Council meeting. The government’s effort to shore up collections…

Sunni Waqf Board, Nirvani Akhara seek Ayodhya mediation

Sunni Waqf Board, Nirvani Akhara seek Ayodhya mediation

NEW DELHI: Two main parties from Muslim and Hindu sides have written to the Supreme Court mediation panel for resumption of negotiations for a settlement to the more than century-old dispute for ownership of the 2.77 acres Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land in Ayodhya. Sunni Waqf Board, which had filed a suit for ownership of the…

Imran hints N-war as a ‘consequence’ of Pakistan losing conventional war

Imran hints N-war as a ‘consequence’ of Pakistan losing conventional war

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan raised the spectre of a nuclear war with India once again over the Kashmir issue while elaborating that this could be a “consequence” in the event of Islamabad losing a conventional war with New Delhi. In an interview to Al Jazeera that was telecast on Saturday, Khan reiterated that…

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accuses Minister Gangwar of insulting north Indians

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra accuses Minister Gangwar of insulting north Indians

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. File   | Photo Credit: AP more-in Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reacted strongly to Minister Gangwar’s statement that recruiters visiting north India complain of dearth of “quality people” there Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on September 15 accused Union Minister of State Santosh Kumar Gangwar of insulting north Indians…

Tinda masala to palak matar bhurji: Air India’s low-fat meals for healthier flight crew

Tinda masala to palak matar bhurji: Air India’s low-fat meals for healthier flight crew

Air India has revised its menu for flight crew and will now provide them with ‘special low-fat diet meals’, which include dishes like saute spinach, beetroot ki tikki, palak matar bhurji, tinda masala and dal malka masoor, so as to improve their health.The changes in the menu have been made on flights operating from Delhi…

Will implement NRC in Haryana: CM Khattar

Vikas Vasudeva PANCHKULA, September 15, 2019 17:18 IST Updated: September 15, 2019 17:20 IST Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar Vikas Vasudeva PANCHKULA, September 15, 2019 17:18 IST Updated: September 15, 2019 17:20 IST more-in Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said National Register of Citizens (NRC)…

Amaravati: How Andhra Pradesh’s dream capital is turning into a nightmare

Amaravati: How Andhra Pradesh’s dream capital is turning into a nightmare

VIJAYAWADA: Jammula Malleswara Rao, a farmer from Tulluru, remembers the day he bought an earthmover and leased it to a corporate house. In his mind he had prepared himself for busy days ahead. His machine has been idle for over two months now. “It is rusting in the sun and rain,” he said, his face…

PM Modi asked me to make J&K shine: Governor Satya Pal Malik

PM Modi asked me to make J&K shine: Governor Satya Pal Malik

JAMMU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi told me to make Jammu and Kashmir so prosperous that the people of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) would want to come and settle here, Governor Satya Pal Malik said on Saturday. “When I came to take charge of Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister asked me to make Jammu and…

Saudi Arabia races to restore oil supply after strike blamed on Iran

Saudi Arabia races to restore oil supply after strike blamed on Iran

A satellite image shows thick black smoke rising from Saudi Aramco’s Abqaiq oil processing facility in Buqyaq iin Saudi Arabia. (Planet Labs Inc via AP)RIYADH: Saudi Arabia raced on Sunday to restart operations at oil plants hit by drone attacks which slashed its production by half, as Iran dismissed US claims it was behind the…

Over 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year, 21 Indians killed: MEA

Over 2,050 ceasefire violations by Pak this year, 21 Indians killed: MEA

ANI | Updated: Sep 15, 2019, 17:09 ISTHighlights”This year they have resorted to more than 2050 unprovoked ceasefire violations in which 21 Indians have died,” said external affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar We have repeatedly called upon Pakistan to ask its forces to adhere to 2003 ceasefire understanding and maintain peace and tranquillity along the LOC…

Pakistan could lose conventional war with India: Imran Khan

Pakistan could lose conventional war with India: Imran Khan

Pakistan could lose in a conventional war with India which could then be consequential in view that the two neighbouring countries are nuclear-armed, country’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Saturday. In an exclusive interview to Al Jazeera, Khan said, “I am clear that when two nuclear-armed countries fight a conventional war, there is every…

Donald Bradman, an obscure Indian bowler and a Rs 7 crore question

Donald Bradman, an obscure Indian bowler and a Rs 7 crore question

NEW DELHI: A non-regular bowler shrewdly introduced to the attack by India’s captain Lala Amarnath to stop Aussie ace Donald Bradman from reaching his 100th first-class century was at the centre of a Rs 7 crore question in a game show on Friday. The question was: “Who was the Indian bowler off whom Australian legend…

Donald Trump may drop in at PM Narendra Modi’s Houston diaspora meet

Donald Trump may drop in at PM Narendra Modi’s Houston diaspora meet

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US President Donald Trump. (File photo)NEW DELHI: An India-US tango in Houston and New York in coming days could well upstage Pakistan’s vociferous campaign against nullification of Article 370 with a large diaspora rally in Houston, to be addressed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, likely to see US President Donald…

Heavy rainfall warning in Telangana for next 4 days

Heavy rainfall warning in Telangana for next 4 days

HYDERABAD: Southwest monsoon has revived across Telangana as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Hyderabad has issued heavy rainfall warning in many districts for the next four days. Even on Sunday, areas such as Chanda Nagar, Rajendranagar received light rainfall of up to 12 mm, thereby bringing down the day-time temperature to 25 degree Celsius in…

12 Drown As Boat Tips Over In Andhra Pradesh River, Several Missing

12 Drown As Boat Tips Over In Andhra Pradesh River, Several Missing

Andhra Pradesh: NDRF has launched a search and rescue operation.Amravati: Twelve people have died and several are missing after a tourist boat overturned in the Godavari River in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh on Sunday afternoon. There were 63 people on board the boat and 17 have been rescued, authorities said.The boat, operated by…

Manohar Lal Khattar Vouches for ‘NRC in Haryana’, Says Former Justice Working on It, Both Will Visit Assam Soo

Manohar Lal Khattar Vouches for ‘NRC in Haryana’, Says Former Justice Working on It, Both Will Visit Assam Soo

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said that they will implement NRC in the state and have sought retired Justice HS Bhalla’s support and suggestion. PTIUpdated:September 15, 2019, 6:38 PM IST File photo of Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar. (PTI) Chandigarh: After Assam, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced that the National…

Pakistan raises white flag to retrieve bodies of its two soldiers along LoC

Pakistan raises white flag to retrieve bodies of its two soldiers along LoC

ANI September 15, 2019 18:09 IST Updated: September 15, 2019 18:09 IST ANI September 15, 2019 18:09 IST Updated: September 15, 2019 18:09 IST more-in Pakistan violated ceasefire in Jammu & Kashmir’s Hajipur on September 10. Indian Army killed two Pakistani soldiers in retaliation to ceasefire violation. Pakistani soldiers approached with a white flag to…

Issuing False Value Certificates to Accomplices, Mumbai Gold Valuer Dupes Bank of Rs 3.77 Crore

Issuing False Value Certificates to Accomplices, Mumbai Gold Valuer Dupes Bank of Rs 3.77 Crore

Image for Representation. Mumbai: A 43-year-old man working as a gold valuer at a public sector bank here has been arrested for allegedly duping it of Rs 3.77 crore on the pretext of inspecting the precious metal received from customers, a police official said on Sunday. The accused, Ramaswamy Nadar, a resident of Antop Hill…

Pakistan could lose conventional war with India: Imran Khan

Pakistan could lose conventional war with India: Imran Khan

New Delhi: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has said there was no question of talking to New Delhi after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, while warning about the possibility of a conventional war with India that could go beyond the subcontinent.”So that’s why we have approached the United Nations, we are…

Hindi ‘imposition’ debate: Schools can play key role in promoting integration through 3-language formula

Hindi ‘imposition’ debate: Schools can play key role in promoting integration through 3-language formula

Curriculum requiring the learning of English, the mother tongue, and one language from the other group would have promoted national integration much more efficiently A strong language bonding across the country is not only desirable but also essential for national integration The lessons from Europe should not be forgotten, when strong linguistic identities precipitated two…

”Super Emergency”: Mamata Banerjee Hits Out At PM Modi’s Government

”Super Emergency”: Mamata Banerjee Hits Out At PM Modi’s Government

Mamata Banerjee has opposed multiple central schemes, including the steep new traffic fines.Kolkata: Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee targeted the centre today, saying there was a state of “super emergency” in the country and called upon people to do everything it takes to “protect rights and freedoms” guaranteed by the Constitution.  The Bengal Chief Minister has…

Vikram’s quiet because it can’t talk! But Isro?

Vikram’s quiet because it can’t talk! But Isro?

The Indian Space Research Organisation (Isro), easily India’s flag-bearer of research and cutting-edge technologies, hasn’t had a dearth of two things: Success, and goodwill. The goodwill it enjoys comes from all the successful missions it has completed in the past 50 years — Isro was formed on August 15, 1969 — that have benefitted crores…

Two naxalites killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh

Two naxalites killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Two naxalites, carrying cash rewards on their heads, were gunned down in an encounter with security forces in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, police said on Saturday. The gunbattle broke out at around 11.30pm on Friday in a forest near Kutrem village in the Kirandul police station area when a joint team of District Reserve Guard…

Nirmala Sitharaman press conference LIVE updates: GDP growth to improve in next quarter, won’t put a number to it, says FM

Nirmala Sitharaman press conference LIVE updates: GDP growth to improve in next quarter, won’t put a number to it, says FM

Nirmala Sitharaman press conference LATEST updates: A special window will provide the last-mile funding requirement for housing projects that are non-NPA and non-NCLT projects and are stuck due to lack of funding, said Sitharaman. This will be set up with a fund size of Rs 10,000 crore funded by the government, she added. This window will…

“This Is India, Not Hindia”: MK Stalin On Amit Shah’s Hindi Diwas Tweet

“This Is India, Not Hindia”: MK Stalin On Amit Shah’s Hindi Diwas Tweet

DMK leader MK Stalin had warned the centre that any move to impose Hindi would be a “huge disaster”Chennai: Tamil Nadu’s Leader of Opposition MK Stalin has criticised Home Minister Amit Shah for his assertion that Hindi is “the one language marking (India’s) identity globally”, declaring “this is India, not Hindia”. The DMK leader warned the…

Over 3 Crore People, Who Had Applied for NRC in Assam, Can Check Status Online from Today

Over 3 Crore People, Who Had Applied for NRC in Assam, Can Check Status Online from Today

News18 creative by Mir Suhail New Delhi: The names of all NRC applicants have been published online on Saturday, the office of the NRC State Coordinator said in Guwahati. The names of all the 3.30 crore applicants as per draft NRC and supplementary list of inclusions and exclusions (final NRC) have been published, they said.…

Final NRC status of all Assam applicants published

Final NRC status of all Assam applicants published

People check their names on the final list of the National Register of Citizens in Guwahati. File   | Photo Credit: Getty Images more-in List comes less than a fortnight after 19.07 lakh people were excluded from the final NRC released on August 31 The National Register of Citizens (NRC) authority on Saturday published the…

Cong secretaries, left out of crucial meet with Sonia Gandhi, demand answers

Cong secretaries, left out of crucial meet with Sonia Gandhi, demand answers

Congress’ secretaries have lamented that they were left out of Thursday’s crucial organisational meet with interim president Sonia Gandhi. In a meeting with party general secretary organisation KC Venugopal on Friday, the young leaders asked him if there was any possibility of a meeting with the party president in the near future. Venugopal had called…

Pakistani Army shows white flag and retrieves bodies of two soldiers killed in cross-border firing

Pakistani Army shows white flag and retrieves bodies of two soldiers killed in cross-border firing

Jammu and Kashmir Pakistani Army on Saturday retrieved the bodies of two of its soldiers who were killed by the Indian Army in retaliation to unprovoked ceasefire violation by Pakistan on September 11. Image Courtesy: Twitter/@ANI Poonch: Pakistani Army on Saturday retrieved the bodies of two of its soldiers who were killed by the Indian…

Drone attacks strike major Saudi Aramco facility, oilfield

Drone attacks strike major Saudi Aramco facility, oilfield

DUBAI: Drones attacked the world’s largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia and a major oilfield operated by Saudi Aramco early on Saturday, the kingdom’s interior ministry said, sparking a huge fire at a processor crucial to global energy supplies. Yemen’s Houthi rebels have claimed responsibility for the drone attacks. Previously, the also had launched…

Shivaji descendant Udayanraje Bhosale joins BJP in Amit Shah’s presence

Shivaji descendant Udayanraje Bhosale joins BJP in Amit Shah’s presence

NEW DELHI: In a fresh jolt to NCP, Satara MP Chhatrapati Udayanraje Bhosale Joined BJP on Saturday in the presence of BJP president Amit Shah and Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, with Shah asserting that the BJP-led alliance will come back to power in the state with three-fourths majority. Bhosale, who draws his political influence…

West Bengal may implement 6th Pay Commission from Jan 2020: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal may implement 6th Pay Commission from Jan 2020: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on September 13 announced that the state government will accept the recommendations of the Sixth Pay Commission and is likely to implement it from January 1, 2020.The implementation of the Pay Commission recommendations will cost the state exchequer about Rs 10,000 crore annually.Banerjee blamed the erstwhile Left Front government…

GST Council meets next Friday; tax rate cut to hinge on revenue position

GST Council meets next Friday; tax rate cut to hinge on revenue position

The all-powerful GST Council will at its Goa meeting next week consider demands for reducing taxes on products ranging from cars to biscuits keeping in mind the revenue position as any cut will have a direct impact on earnings of states, a senior government official has said.The GST Council, headed by Union Finance Minister Nirmala…

Car in Mohan Bhagwat’s convoy hits bike, kills 6-year-old in Rajasthan

Car in Mohan Bhagwat’s convoy hits bike, kills 6-year-old in Rajasthan

Mohan Bhagwat   more-in The car involved in the accident is yet to be seized, police said A six-year-old boy was killed and his grandfather injured after their two-wheeler was hit by a car in the cavalcade of RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat in Alwar district of Rajasthan on Wednesday, police said.Mr. Bhagwat was returning from…

Politics live: Amarinder’s remarks against Harsimrat reflect ‘feudal’ mindset against women, says SAD

Politics live: Amarinder’s remarks against Harsimrat reflect ‘feudal’ mindset against women, says SAD

Harsimrat Kaur Badal. File   more-in Here are the day’s political developments across the country ChandigarhThe SAD on Wednesday hit out at Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh over his remarks against party leader and Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, saying his comments reflected his feudal mindset of treating women as secondary.Accusing the chief minister of…

U.S. designates Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Noor Wali Mehsud as global terrorist

U.S. designates Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Noor Wali Mehsud as global terrorist

The United States has slapped sanctions on the chief of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Noor Wali Mehsud and designated him as a global terrorist, as the Trump administration unveiled new tools to pursue terror suspects, their financiers and supporters globally. Mehsud was designated as a ‘Specially Designated Global Terrorist’ by the U.S. Department of…

‘I will chop your head off’: Manohar Lal Khattar loses cool during rally

‘I will chop your head off’: Manohar Lal Khattar loses cool during rally

more-in Supporter tried to place crown on Chief Minister’s head Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar lost his cool when supporters tried to place a crown on his head even as he held an axe during a rally. “I will chop your head off,” an irritated Mr. Khattar is heard saying in a video clip,…

Indian, Chinese Troops Face-off in Ladakh Month Ahead of Modi-Xi Jinping Summit

Indian, Chinese Troops Face-off in Ladakh Month Ahead of Modi-Xi Jinping Summit

The Indian troops were patrolling the northern bank of Pangong Tso when they were confronted by People’s Liberation Army soldiers, who objected to their presence. Representative Image. New Delhi: Tensions between the Indian and Chinese border troops flared up once again on Wednesday as soldiers of the two sides engaged in a prolonged confrontation in…

States to Be Responsible for Safety of Their People, Says Nitin Gadkari on CMs Tweaking New Motor Vehicles Act

States to Be Responsible for Safety of Their People, Says Nitin Gadkari on CMs Tweaking New Motor Vehicles Act

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highway Nitin Gadkari. (File Photo) Speaking exclusively to CNN-News18, Minister for Road, Transport, and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that he has no problem with States reducing the traffic fines. He also said that the idea is to reduce accidents and save as many lives by forcing stricter fines.…

Nasa’s deep-space antennas sending hello messages to ‘motionless’ Vikram

Nasa’s deep-space antennas sending hello messages to ‘motionless’ Vikram

NEW DELHI: Besides Indian Space Research Organisation’s (Isro’s) last-ditch effort to establish a communication link with Vikram lander that is lying motionless on the lunar surface after a “hard-landing” on September 7, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (Nasa) has also sent hello messages to the Indian lander on Moon in order to connect with it.…

Over 2700 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be auctioned from September 14

Over 2700 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be auctioned from September 14

Over 2,700 gifts received by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will go under the hammer from September 14, Culture Minister Prahlad Patel said.A total of 2,772 gifts will be auctioned online, he said.The lowest base price of the mementoes is Rs 200 and the highest is Rs 2.5 lakh, the minister said.Over 1,800 gifts received by…

A Millennial’s (Guilt-Ridden) Response to Nirmala Sitharaman

A Millennial’s (Guilt-Ridden) Response to Nirmala Sitharaman

Dear Ms Sitharaman,  It has come to my attention that you hold the generation of millennials, of which I am part, responsible for the decline in the auto sector.  You said, “Some studies do tell us that the mindset of millennials, who are now preferring not to commit an EMI for buying an automobile, instead…

The Kashmiri diplomat who demolished Pakistani narrative on J&K

The Kashmiri diplomat who demolished Pakistani narrative on J&K

NEW DELHI : Having been the regional passport officer in Jammu and private secretary to former minister of state for external affairs V.K. Singh, Indian foreign service officer Vimarsh Aryan is used to dealing with pressure.So, when he was chosen to respond to Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s statement alleging human rights abuses in…

DRDO successfully tests indigenous anti-tank missile

DRDO successfully tests indigenous anti-tank missile

A Man Portable Antitank Guided Missile is test-fired in the ranges of Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh on September 11, 2019. Photo: Twitter/@DefenceMinIndia   more-in The missile was launched from a man portable tripod launcher, while the target was mimicking a functional tank. The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) successfully flight tested an indigenously-developed low weight,…

Caste politics in rally for DK Shivakumar: Will Vokkaligas turn against BJP?

Caste politics in rally for DK Shivakumar: Will Vokkaligas turn against BJP?

The rally was to reinforce the allegation that BJP was targeting a Vokkaliga leader like DKS and appointing a Vokkaliga Deputy CM was just an eyewash. It was a show of strength by the Vokkaliga community, as thousands of them along with Congress and JD(S) cadres gathered at Bengaluru’s National College grounds on Wednesday to…

‘Chalo Atmakuru’: Chandrababu Naidu calls it a ‘black day in democracy’ | Live updates

‘Chalo Atmakuru’: Chandrababu Naidu calls it a ‘black day in democracy’ | Live updates

To foil the ‘Chalo Atmakuru’ call given by the Telugu Desam Party, the police deployed additional forces at Leader of the Opposition N. Chandrababu Naidu’s residence, located on the banks of Krishna River, at Undavalli in Guntur district on Wednesday.Here are the updates:2.15 p.m.Naidu calls it a ‘black day in democracy’N. Chandrababu Naidu has asserted…

Hurdles for Modi 2.0: Economy, J&K, NRC

Hurdles for Modi 2.0: Economy, J&K, NRC

Governments have to put on a brave face when they are facing problems. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government does it very well. It does something more. It denies that there is a challenge in the first place, even as it grapples with it on the ground. The two major challenges before the government are the…

Android users, remove any of these 24 apps from your phone immediately | Gadgets Now

Android users, remove any of these 24 apps from your phone immediately | Gadgets Now

Cyber security researchers at independent cyber security services firm–CSIS– have uncovered a malware that affects at least 24 Android apps. These Android apps are quite popular with a total of over 4.72 lakh users. These 24 apps were tested positive for a new type of Trojan on Google Play which goes by the name ‘Joker’.…

Who will win the race for most Men’s Grand Slam titles?

Who will win the race for most Men’s Grand Slam titles?

NEW DELHI: With his fourth US Open title, Rafael Nadal took his Grand Slam title count to 19, just one short now of Roger Federer’s all-time Men’s record of 20. Nadal is now three clear of Novak Djokovic’s 16 Grand Slam titles. Rafael Nadal edges Daniil Medvedev for 4th US Open title, 19th Grand SlamRafael…

Intend to expel illegal immigrants from entire country: Shah

Intend to expel illegal immigrants from entire country: Shah

PTI | Updated: Sep 9, 2019, 15:25 ISTHighlightsUnion Home Minister Amit Shah asserted on Monday the Centre intends to expel all illegal immigrants not just from Assam but the entire countryHe accused successive Congress government’s of having alienated the Northeast from the rest of the country Union Home Minister Amit Shah being feliciated during the…

“No Illegal Immigrant Can Stay In Assam Or Enter Other States”: Amit Shah

“No Illegal Immigrant Can Stay In Assam Or Enter Other States”: Amit Shah

Amit Shah in NEDA meet on NRC: The Home Minister held a meeting with BJP’s northeast allies.Guwahati: Union Minister Amit Shah today hinted that after Assam, the government’s plan to locate and weed out illegal immigrants will be taken across the country. Amid a huge discontent in Assam over the citizens’ registry, in which 19 lakh…

Chandrayaan-2: Isro, not losing hope, continues to make all-out efforts to restore link with lander ‘Vikram’

Chandrayaan-2: Isro, not losing hope, continues to make all-out efforts to restore link with lander ‘Vikram’

PTI | Updated: Sep 9, 2019, 15:31 ISTHighlights”We are making all-out efforts to see whether communication can be re-established with the lander,” an Isro official said.Chandrayaan-2 comprises an orbiter, lander (Vikram) and rover (Pragyan).The mission life of the lander and rover is one Lunar day, which is equal to 14 earth days.Scientists at Isro Satellite…

Pakistan Releases JeM Chief Masood Azhar from Custody Amid Tensions With India Over Article 370 Move: Report

Pakistan Releases JeM Chief Masood Azhar from Custody Amid Tensions With India Over Article 370 Move: Report

The United Nations designated Azhar a terrorist in May 2019 after veto-wielding permanent member China — also Pakistan’s all-weather ally — lifted its technical hold on the proposal by the US, the UK and France to list him. File photo of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Maulana Masood Azhar. (Image: Reuters) New Delhi: Amid heightened tensions with India…

Highlights| ‘Time to say goodbye to single use plastic’: PM Modi at COP 14 UN Convention in Greater…

Highlights| ‘Time to say goodbye to single use plastic’: PM Modi at COP 14 UN Convention in Greater…

PM Narendra Modi at the 14th Conference of Parties (COP14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh. *I welcome you all to India for the fourteenth session of the Conference of Parties to the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.*Going forward, India would be happy to propose initiatives for…

Congress Reaches Out to Mayawati’s BSP for Alliance in Haryana Elections to Halt BJP Juggernaut

Congress Reaches Out to Mayawati’s BSP for Alliance in Haryana Elections to Halt BJP Juggernaut

The move comes days after Mayawati, unhappy with the seat-sharing formula, called off the agreement with Dushyant Chautala’s Jannayak Janata Party. File photo of Mayawati, Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. New Delhi: Speculations are rife of a Congress-BSP alliance for Haryana assembly polls after newly appointed leader of the Congress Legislature Party Bhupinder Singh Hooda…

4 LeT terrorists plotting to attack Army camps in Jammu and Kashmir; infiltration bid on through Shopian

4 LeT terrorists plotting to attack Army camps in Jammu and Kashmir; infiltration bid on through Shopian

Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) is planning to carry out attacks on camps of Indian Army and other security forces in Jammu and Kashmir. Sources in intelligence agencies told Zee News that four LeT terrorists are involved in plotting attacks on security establishment. According to the sources, the terrorist might make attempts to carry out…

Tribute: Why I feel a sense of loss for Ram Jethmalani despite our deep ideological differences

Tribute: Why I feel a sense of loss for Ram Jethmalani despite our deep ideological differences

Why do I feel a personal sense of loss about the death on Sunday of Ram Jethmalani, a man with whom I had such deep ideological differences?The first time I had an open confrontation with Jethmalani was when he came to Bangalore to teach at the National Law School. He was at a meeting at…

Army wants adultery to remain offence for discipline in its ranks

Army wants adultery to remain offence for discipline in its ranks

The military, especially the 1.3-million-strong army, is unhappy with a 2018 Supreme Court (SC) verdict scrapping adultery as a criminal offence, and is likely to approach the apex court to exclude the defence forces from the ambit of the judgment, two senior officers said on condition of anonymity.The Indian Army, in particular, has raised the…

Maharashtra govt seeks plot in Navi Mumbai to build detention centre for illegal immigrants; no link with NRC, says official

Maharashtra govt seeks plot in Navi Mumbai to build detention centre for illegal immigrants; no link with NRC, says official

The Maharashtra government has reportedly sought land in the Nerul area of Navi Mumbai to build a detention centre to house illegal immigrants Senior officials have denied that the detention centre is linked to the NRC exercise An official said that the process for the identification of the plot was initiated in July after the…

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act aimed at ‘protecting country from accidents and deaths,’ says Prakash Javadekar

Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act aimed at ‘protecting country from accidents and deaths,’ says Prakash Javadekar

Prakash Javadekar said the amended of Motor Vehicles law will bring discipline on roads and the police will need to fine fewer people in the next four months Addressing a press conference here to mark 100 days of the Modi government, the Information & Broadcasting Minister released a booklet on the works done during the…

Chandrayaan 2 Landing LIVE Updates: PM Modi is excited to watch the moon landing and urges everyone to watch it as well

Chandrayaan 2 Landing LIVE Updates: PM Modi is excited to watch the moon landing and urges everyone to watch it as well

tech2 News StaffSep 06, 2019 18:16:28 ISTISRO Chandrayaan 2 moon mission lastest updates: He will be joined by 60 students who took part and won the ISRO Space Quiz. Find our entire collection of stories, in-depth analysis, live updates, videos & more on Chandrayaan 2 Moon Mission on our dedicated #Chandrayaan2TheMoon domain. Chandrayaan 2  landing…

Karnataka IAS Officer Quits, Says “Democracy Being Compromised”

Karnataka IAS Officer Quits, Says “Democracy Being Compromised”

S Sasikanth Senthil is a 2009 batch Karnataka cadre officer.Bengaluru: A Deputy Commissioner in Karnataka, S Sasikanth Senthil, quit the IAS or Indian Administrative Service on Friday, saying in a letter that the “fundamental building blocks of democracy are being compromised in an unprecedented manner”. The Dakshina Kannada district deputy commissioner is the second high-profile official…

NRC neither scientific in detecting illegal immigrants, nor in spirit of Assam Accord; indigenous people need constitutional safeguards

NRC neither scientific in detecting illegal immigrants, nor in spirit of Assam Accord; indigenous people need constitutional safeguards

The outrage of the indigenous people on the immigration issue is neither due to their religion nor due to their language; rather it is because of what they experienced in front of their own eyes, in their very own lifetimes. There are numerous loopholes in the NRC system, which were raised in the Supreme Court…

Congress delegation fails to meet P Chidambaram at Tihar Jail

Congress delegation fails to meet P Chidambaram at Tihar Jail

NEW DELHI: A delegation of the Congress party on Friday went to Tihar Jail to meet former finance minister P Chidambaram but it was not allowed to meet him as the allotted time was over. The delegation included Mukul Wasnik, P C Chako, Manikkam Tagore, Avinash Pandey and other leaders. The delegation met inquired with…

Train Compartment Catches Fire At New Delhi Railway Station

Train Compartment Catches Fire At New Delhi Railway Station

New Delhi: A fire broke out in the rear power car of the Chandigarh-Kochuvalli Express as it was departing the New Delhi Railway Station from platform number eight at around 1.40 pm this afternoon.Twelve fire engines were dispatched to deal with the blaze, which led to the isolation of the carriage and the evacuation of people…

Sop, loss claims don’t go together: SC’s dig at Kejriwal’s free Metro ride promise

Sop, loss claims don’t go together: SC’s dig at Kejriwal’s free Metro ride promise

Taking a dim view of the Arvind Kejriwal government’s proposal to allow free ridership for women in Delhi metro, the Supreme Court said on Friday that sops and loss claims do not go hand in hand.A bench of Justices Arun Mishra and Deepak Gupta was hearing the Delhi government’s contention that the Centre must share…

If attacked, India will give a befitting reply: Venkaiah Naidu

If attacked, India will give a befitting reply: Venkaiah Naidu

NEW DELHI: India has been acting with restraint despite “grave provocations” but if attacked will give a reply the aggressor will be unable to forget, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu said on Friday, in a veiled warning to Pakistan. He made the remarks after launching a compilation of 95 speeches delivered by President Ram Nath…

Activist Shehla Rashid booked on sedition charge, ‘promoting enmity’

Activist Shehla Rashid booked on sedition charge, ‘promoting enmity’

The Delhi Police have filed a sedition case against activist Shehla Rashid for allegedly spreading misinformation about the Kashmir situation after the amendment to Article 370.The Delhi Police said a First Information Report (FIR) was registered on Wednesday against Ms. Rashid based on a complaint by a lawyer at the Tilak Marg police station.“FIR has…

‘Time to Say Goodbye’: Alka Lamba Quits AAP After Months of Bitterness With Top Brass

‘Time to Say Goodbye’: Alka Lamba Quits AAP After Months of Bitterness With Top Brass

After the Aam Aadmi Party’s defeat in the Lok Sabha polls, Lamba had sought accountability from party chief Arvind Kejriwal following which she was removed from the official WhatsApp group of its lawmakers. File picture of Alka Lamba. Disgruntled AAP MLA Alka Lamba on Friday resigned from the party, months after a tussle with the…

No government help for companies in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Seoul

No government help for companies in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: Seoul

NEW DELHI: Raising the illegal occupation of parts of Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan, defence minister Rajnath Singh has urged South Korea to block investments in infrastructure and other projects and has conveyed that the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) violates Indian sovereignty. Sources said Singh conveyed India’s concern on South Korean companies setting up…

Pakistan will never ever start war with India: Imran Khan

Pakistan will never ever start war with India: Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan.   | Photo Credit: AFP more-in ‘Both Pakistan and India are nuclear powers and if tension escalates the world will face danger’ Pakistan will never ever start a war with India, Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Monday, amid tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours over Kashmir.“We will never ever…

Prohibitory orders from 92% police stations in J&K, Ladakh withdrawn, says Government

Prohibitory orders from 92% police stations in J&K, Ladakh withdrawn, says Government

J&K government spokesperson Rohit Kansal with DIG V.K. Birdi addresses a press conference in Srinagar on September 2, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI more-in The government spokesman said the official endeavour is to move forward on the path of relaxation and facilitation further and further. Ninety-three percent of J&K and Ladakh regions without any…

Kulbhushan Jadhav appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot Pak’s narrative, says MEA

Kulbhushan Jadhav appeared to be under extreme pressure to parrot Pak’s narrative, says MEA

A vehicle carrying a diplomat leaves the foreign ministry following a meeting with Kulbhushan Jadhav, in Islamabad on September 2, 2019.   | Photo Credit: AP more-in Raveesh Kumar said Monday’s consular access is a part of the “binding obligations” of Pakistan Pakistan is compelling Kulbhushan Jadhav to convey a version of events that will…

Former PM Manmohan Singh, wife get ‘Z+’ VIP CRPF security cover

Former PM Manmohan Singh, wife get ‘Z+’ VIP CRPF security cover

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with his wife Gursharan Kaur in New Delhi. File   | Photo Credit: PTI more-in SPG protection given to Dr. Singh was recently withdrawn following a review by multiple security agencies. A CRPF ‘Z+’ VIP security cover has been accorded to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh whose SPG protection was…

INX Media case: Court extends Chidambaram’s CBI custody by one day

INX Media case: Court extends Chidambaram’s CBI custody by one day

Senior Congress leader and former Union Minister P. Chidambaram.   | Photo Credit: PTI more-in Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar will hear on Tuesday the interim bail plea of Congress leader Chidambaram. A Delhi Court on Monday extended the CBI custody of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram by one day in the INX Media corruption…

Eight core sectors growth slows to 2.1% in July

Eight core sectors growth slows to 2.1% in July

A view of the Bharatpur Mines of Mahanadi Coalfields Limited at Talcher. File   | Photo Credit: Raghuvir Srinivasan more-in During April-July, the eight sectors grew by 3% compared to 5.9% in the same period previous year. Growth in core sector activity quickened in July 2019 to 2.1%, due almost entirely to a recovery in…

Moon lander separation successful, says ISRO

Moon lander separation successful, says ISRO

Representation image of Vikram lander (right) separating from the orbiter.   | Photo Credit: ISRO more-in During the one hour separation window starting 12.45 pm, ‘Vikram’ was separated at 1.15 pm, the ISRO said. Chandrayaan-2’s lander Vikram detached itself from atop the main spacecraft on Monday afternoon as planned, as it got ready to descend…

IAF Chief flies Mig-21 sortie with Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman

IAF Chief flies Mig-21 sortie with Wg Cdr Abhinandan Varthaman

Indian Air Force (IAF) Chief Air Chief Marshal (ACM) B.S. Dhanoa flew a Mig-21 sortie with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on Monday morning.“ACM Dhanoa flew a Mig-21 sortie with Wg Cdr Varthaman from Pathankot air base. The flight lasted 30 minutes,” a defence source said.This was the last sortie flown by ACM Dhanoa in a…

Irresponsible rhetoric: On Pakistan leaders’ threats

Irresponsible rhetoric: On Pakistan leaders’ threats

India must resist the temptation to imitate Pakistan in its provocative tactics Statements by senior functionaries of Pakistan including Prime Minister Imran Khan threatening war and violence against India and in Jammu and Kashmir are irresponsible, escalatory and dangerous. Mr. Khan has even spoken about the possibility of a nuclear war, albeit couched in language…

Citizenship, figured: On Assam NRC final list

Citizenship, figured: On Assam NRC final list

The final NRC list should have led to closure, not vexed beginnings The publication of the final National Register of Citizens on Saturday brings no closure to the vexed issue of illegal immigration to Assam yet. Those left out are not foreigners until the tribunals set up to determine their fate pronounce them so. The…

Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni to become India’s most successful Test captain

Virat Kohli surpasses MS Dhoni to become India’s most successful Test captain

NEW DELHI: With a dominant 2-0 series sweep against the West Indies on Monday, skipper Virat Kohli is now the most successful Indian captain in Test cricket. Kohli surpassed his former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the numero uno position. India registered a clinical 257-run victory over the Windies in the second Test, which also…

Pakistan won’t start war or use nukes first against India, says Imran

Pakistan won’t start war or use nukes first against India, says Imran

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said his country would neither use nuclear weapons first nor initiate any military action against India in the wake of New Delhi’s scrapping of special status to Jammu & Kashmir. “We both are nuclear-armed countries. If these tensions increase, the world could be in danger,” Khan said…

Roti-salt meal: UP scribe booked for ‘conspiracy’

Roti-salt meal: UP scribe booked for ‘conspiracy’

HighlightsUP Police have registered a case of criminal conspiracy against Mirzapur-based journalist Pawan JaiswalA video filmed by him showing students at a state-run school having roti with salt as their midday meal went viral on social mediaThe journalist maintained he was discharging his professional duty by highlighting “nutritional inadequacies” in the midday meal. Journalist Pawan…

2nd Test: India thrash West Indies by 257 runs to win series 2-0, Virat Kohli wins record 28th Test as captain

2nd Test: India thrash West Indies by 257 runs to win series 2-0, Virat Kohli wins record 28th Test as captain

KINGSTON: India produced a top-notch bowling performance in a clinical 257-run demolition of the West Indies in the second Test as a 2-0 series victory put them on top of the ICC World Test Championship points table. The victory was 28th in Tests for Virat Kohli making him the most successful Indian captain in the…

Pak officials by his side, Jadhav parrots Pak line

Pak officials by his side, Jadhav parrots Pak line

HighlightsIndia’s deputy high commissioner in Islamabad Gaurav Ahluwalia on Monday met Kulbhushan Jadhav after Pakistan granted consular access to him “in line with the ICJ judgement”The meeting, which was Jadhav’s first after his arrest in 2016, happened at a sub jail on the outskirts of Islamabad and lasted for close to 2 hours in the…

INX Media case: Chidambaram sent to CBI custody for one day, court to hear interim bail plea Tuesday

INX Media case: Chidambaram sent to CBI custody for one day, court to hear interim bail plea Tuesday

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Monday extended the CBI custody of former finance minister P Chidambaram by one day in the INX Media corruption case. Special Judge Ajay Kumar Kuhar will also hear at 3:50pm on Tuesday the interim bail plea of Chidambaram, who was produced before the court on the expiry of his…

We both fought Pakistanis and we both ejected: IAF chief does sortie with Abhinandan Varthaman

We both fought Pakistanis and we both ejected: IAF chief does sortie with Abhinandan Varthaman

ANI | Updated: Sep 2, 2019, 16:11 ISTHighlightsIAF chief BS Dhanoa flew his last sortie with Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman on MondayHe drew parallels with Abhinandan saying both of them had fought Pakistanis and had ejected”I also got ejected in 1988 and took me 9 months to get my category back but he is back…

Pakistan offers consular access to Jadhav today

Pakistan offers consular access to Jadhav today

ISLAMABAD/NEW DELHI: Pakistan has once again offered consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. Announcing the decision, Pakistani foreign office spokesperson Mohammed Faisal tweeted, “Consular access for Indian spy Commander Kulbhushan Jadhav, a serving Indian naval officer and RAW operative, is being provided on Monday, September 2, in line with Vienna Convention on Consular Relations,…

Economy deeply worrying, India can grow much faster: Manmohan Singh

Economy deeply worrying, India can grow much faster: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday termed the state of the economy as “deeply worrying”, adding the June quarter growth rate of 5% shows that India is in the midst of a prolonged economic slowdown.“India has the potential to grow at a much faster rate, but all-round mismanagement by the Modi government…

“All But Sharad Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan Will Join BJP If…”: Amit Shah

“All But Sharad Pawar, Prithviraj Chavan Will Join BJP If…”: Amit Shah

Amit Shah was addressing a rally on the home turf of Congress heavyweight Sushilkumar Shinde (File Photo)Solapur, Maharashtra: Union Home Minister and BJP president Amit Shah on Sunday took a dig at the Congress and the NCP in Maharashtra over “influx” of party leaders joining the ruling party ahead of the Assembly elections.Mr Shah was in…

Stop Looking at Kashmir from Prism of Pakistan, Urges Ram Madhav as Imran Khan Now Rakes Up NRC List

Stop Looking at Kashmir from Prism of Pakistan, Urges Ram Madhav as Imran Khan Now Rakes Up NRC List

BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav. Kochi: BJP National General Secretary Ram Madhav on Sunday urged Indians to stop looking at Kashmir from the prism of Pakistan as Imran Khan continues his attack on the country. Taking a dig at political parties opposing the scrapping of Article 370, the constitutional provisions giving special status to…

No One Came to India after 1971, Says Bangladesh HM After Himanta Sarma’s ‘Take People Back’ Remark

No One Came to India after 1971, Says Bangladesh HM After Himanta Sarma’s ‘Take People Back’ Remark

Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan. (Credit: Twitter) Kolkata: Hours after Assam Finance Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that ‘friend’ Bangladesh would be approached to take back its people following the declaration of updated final list of the National Register of Citizen, Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan has claimed that as far he is aware of,…

EU comes out in support of India on Kashmir issue, calls for bilateral dialogue to resolve crisis

EU comes out in support of India on Kashmir issue, calls for bilateral dialogue to resolve crisis

Representational Image&nbsp | &nbspPhoto Credit:&nbspPTI Key Highlights Mogherini reaffirmed the EU’s support to a peaceful solution to the crisis in Kashmir through bilateral dialogue Last month, the European Union urged India and Pakistan to re-open dialogue, through diplomatic channels Last month, India revoked the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the…

After final lunar orbit manoeuvre, ISRO readies for separation of lander

After final lunar orbit manoeuvre, ISRO readies for separation of lander

BENGALURU : ISRO on Sunday said it has successfully performed the fifth and final lunar bound orbit manoeuvre for the Chandrayaan 2 spacecraft and was gearing up for separation of the lander from the orbiter on September 2. All spacecraft parameters are normal, the Bengaluru headquartered space agency said after Sunday’s manoeuvre on the spacecraft,…

Bank Mergers Won’t Lead To Job Losses, Nirmala Sitharaman Assures

Bank Mergers Won’t Lead To Job Losses, Nirmala Sitharaman Assures

Nirmala Sitharaman had announced Centre’s mega plan for bank mergers. (PTI)Chennai: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today calmed apprehensions of job losses following the merging of public sector banks, saying it would not lead to any. “I have very clearly underlined the fact that there shall not be one employee removed, not at all,” she told…

Pilot Aborts Take-Off After Stray Dog Enters Runway At Goa Airport

Stray dogs have earlier disrupted several flights at Goa Airport. (File)New Delhi: The pilot of an AirAsia India flight from Goa to Delhi had to abort take-off moments before the plane’s departure today after a dog strayed into the runway, a senior airport official said.The flight took off about an hour later after the dog was…

Pakistan considering full airspace closure for India, ban on land routes for Indo-Afghan trade: Minister

Pakistan considering full airspace closure for India, ban on land routes for Indo-Afghan trade: Minister

Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry. Photo courtesy: Twitter/@fawadchaudhry   more-in Pakistan had fully closed its airspace on February 26 after the IAF jets struck a JeM terrorist training camp in Balakot in retaliation to the Feb. 14 Pulwama attack Pakistan government is once again mulling a complete ban on the use of the…

Chidambaram case: ‘HC overlooked Emergency era caution from SC’

Chidambaram case: ‘HC overlooked Emergency era caution from SC’

A 44-year-old caution from the Supreme Court, probably the only silver lining in one of the most controversial decisions of the court during the Emergency era, was ignored when the Delhi High Court refused to protect former Union Minister P. Chidambaram from arrest in the INX Media case on August 20.Senior advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi…

Watch | India’s auto industry crisis explained

Watch | India’s auto industry crisis explained

The automobile sector is one of the largest employers in the country, employing about 37 million people, directly and indirectly. The prolonged demand slowdown has triggered production as well as job cuts in the sector. According to the latest figures that are available, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) have removed about 15,000 temporary workers in the past two…

Rahul should have consulted Congress FMs before accusing govt of stealing RBI money: Sitharaman

Rahul should have consulted Congress FMs before accusing govt of stealing RBI money: Sitharaman

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman with MoS Anurag Thakur during a press conference in Pune on August 27, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI Nirmala Sitharman’s remarks come after Rahul Gandhi hit out at the government over the record cash transfer from the RBI Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on August 27 strongly reacted to the…

Focus to be on cooperation in Russian Far East during Modi-Putin meet: Indian envoy

Focus to be on cooperation in Russian Far East during Modi-Putin meet: Indian envoy

India sees Russia as a long-term, reliable partner and at the coming bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Vladimir Putin, both nations are set to add new areas of cooperation beyond the traditional ones, said Indian envoy in Russia D.B. Venkatesh Varma.“Russian Far East is a priority for us, it’s a priority…

Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

Delhi’s Feroz Shah Kotla to be renamed as Arun Jaitley Stadium

File photo of Arun Jaitley, then a Supreme Court lawyer, in action during a friendly cricket match at Firoz Shah Kotla. Jaitley went on to become the president of DDCA.   | Photo Credit: PTI more-in A stand in the stadium will be named after Virat Kohli The Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA) on…

Explained | What does the ₹1.76 lakh crore transfer mean to RBI, government

Explained | What does the ₹1.76 lakh crore transfer mean to RBI, government

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has decided to transfer ₹1.76 lakh crore to the Central government from its own reserves. What are these reserves, how will this amount help the government and does this move harm the RBI?Where do the reserves come from?To understand what the transfer is, we must first understand where the…

Politics live: Priyanka meets late Akhilesh Singh’s family in Rae Bareli

Politics live: Priyanka meets late Akhilesh Singh’s family in Rae Bareli

NEW DELHI/SRINAGARMinority Affairs Ministry team in Kashmir to identify development projectsA six-member Minority Affairs Ministry team led by its secretary arrived in the Kashmir Valley on Tuesday for a two-day visit during which it will identify the areas to implement centrally-sponsored development projects after provisions of Article 370 were abrogated, officials said.Minority Affairs Ministry Secretary Shailesh, Joint…

Gold winner: On Sindhu’s victory at the Badminton Worlds

Gold winner: On Sindhu’s victory at the Badminton Worlds

Sindhu is on course to become India’s greatest woman athlete ever P.V. Sindhu’s victory at the badminton World Championships ought to be regarded as one of the finest achievements in the history of Indian sport. No Indian shuttler had claimed the World title before; certainly no one after Prakash Padukone and P. Gopichand came close…

Earth’s burning lungs: On Amazon’s rainforest fire

Earth’s burning lungs: On Amazon’s rainforest fire

Brazil’s attitude to the destruction of large areas of the Amazon rainforest is worrying The Amazon rainforest, the largest of its kind in the world, is ablaze, with over 9,500 distinct fires burning through its main basin since August 15. Overall, Brazil has seen more than 76,000 fires ravage the Amazon in 2019, of which…

Surplus funds: How government pulled it off

Surplus funds: How government pulled it off

NEW DELHI: Amid the hostility in the Bimal Jalan committee over the optimum level of reserves or excess capital that the RBI should hold, the central bank was expected to transfer around Rs 66,000 crore to the Centre, including Rs 8,000 crore of “surplus reserves”. This was far lower than the Rs 90,000 crore that…

Setback For P Chidambaram, Top Court Says His Petition “Infructuous”

Setback For P Chidambaram, Top Court Says His Petition “Infructuous”

P Chidambaram case: The former Finance Minister, arrested by CBI, faces allegations of corruptionNew Delhi:  Former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, arrested on Wednesday in a corruption investigation, suffered a series of setbacks in the Supreme Court today. His petition challenging his CBI custody was not listed for a hearing at the top court. A bench…

No new engines for Jaguars, phase-out starts in 2023

No new engines for Jaguars, phase-out starts in 2023

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has called off the long-pending plan to give new engines to the Jaguar fighter fleet because of time and cost concerns. However, there is no immediate need for their replacement, defence sources said.“The design and development [of the engines] itself will take six years and then [more years for] modifying…

Bumrah, Rahane star as India decimate West Indies by 318 runs in first Test

Bumrah, Rahane star as India decimate West Indies by 318 runs in first Test

India inflicted a humiliating 318-run defeat on the West Indies in the first Test as Jasprit Bumrah dismantled the hosts with a five wicket haul after Ajinkya Rahane found his first century in two years, here on Sunday. West Indies were chasing a stiff 419-run target but Indian pacers, led by Bumrah demolished the hosts,…

Exclusive | P.V. Sindhu on winning World Badminton Championships gold: ‘It was a near perfect game’

Exclusive | P.V. Sindhu on winning World Badminton Championships gold: ‘It was a near perfect game’

more-in An elated Sindhu says her next goal is the Olympic gold. India’s golden girl of the moment P.V. Sindhu says she played the best and most consistent badminton in recent times in the World championships.In an exclusive chat with The Hindu after being crowned women’s singles champion in Basel (Switzerland), Sindhu said she was…

IMF report flags several delays in India’s data reporting

IMF report flags several delays in India’s data reporting

Even as questions have been raised about the delays in data dissemination from various government agencies — the most recent data from the National Crime Records Bureau dates back to 2016 and accident statistics have not been updated since 2015 — a recent report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), shows that inconsistencies have…

New law to curb lynching unlikely

New law to curb lynching unlikely

Union Home Minister Amit Shah looks on during an event in New Delhi on August 18, 2019.   | Photo Credit: PTI more-in Group of Ministers yet to meet An empowered Group of Ministers, headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, to suggest measures to combat mob lynchings is yet to meet, but a senior…

Manmohan Singh set to lose SPG cover

Manmohan Singh set to lose SPG cover

The Narendra Modi government is likely to withdraw the Special Protection Group (SPG) from former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s security detail shortly, according to several sources.The decision, reportedly taken after a three-month review involving the Cabinet Secretariat and the Ministry of Home Affairs with inputs from intelligence agencies the Research and Analysis Wing and the…

On the wrong side: On PCI backing Kashmir restrictions

On the wrong side: On PCI backing Kashmir restrictions

The PCI must act in the interest of a free media and not kowtow to the government The Press Council of India (PCI)’s support of government restrictions on communication last week was brazenly contrary to its mandate and purpose. It has sought to intervene in a petition by Kashmir Times executive editor Anuradha Bhasin, pending…

Currency capers: On falling rupee

Currency capers: On falling rupee

The rupee is falling, but it is too early to start worrying The rupee is back in the news following a sharp depreciation in its value versus the dollar in the last one month after a prolonged period of relative stability. It has weakened by a little over 4% since mid-July and on Friday nudged…

Congress hits out at restrictions in Kashmir

Congress hits out at restrictions in Kashmir

With the official shutdown in Kashmir entering its 20th day, the Congress on Sunday accused the Modi government of curtailing the freedom and civil liberties of the people.Posting a video on Twitter of his aborted visit to Srinagar along with 11 other Opposition leaders on August 24, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said, “It’s been 20…

Flag, Constitution key to Naga solution: NSCN(IM)

Flag, Constitution key to Naga solution: NSCN(IM)

General secretary of National Socialist Council of Nagalim (Isak-Muivah), Thuingaleng Muivah. File   | Photo Credit: Ritu Raj Konwar more-in There has been no headway in the three years since the Framework Agreement was signed on August 3, 2015, publicity wing of the NSCN(IM) said Less than a month after the Centre ended Jammu and…

Out on bail, Bulandshahr violence accused given hero’s welcome

Out on bail, Bulandshahr violence accused given hero’s welcome

BULANDSHAHR: The five accused of sedition in Bulandshahr violence were given a hero’s welcome outside the jail amid chants of ‘Bharat Mata Ki Jai’ and ‘Jai Shri Ram’ after they were released on bail on Saturday. The accused were garlanded with flowers and hugged by their supporters outside the district jail premises. The accused released…

3rd Test: Superb Stokes century levels Ashes series in dramatic fashion

3rd Test: Superb Stokes century levels Ashes series in dramatic fashion

LEEDS (England): An extraordinary 135 not out from Ben Stokes earned England an exciting one-wicket victory in the third Ashes Test on Sunday to level the series against Australia at 1-1, with the home side chasing down a record target of 359 in dramatic fashion. ScorecardStarting the day looking to prevent Australia from retaining the…

India vs West Indies Live Score, 1st Test Day 4: Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari take India’s lead past 300

India vs West Indies Live Score, 1st Test Day 4: Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari take India’s lead past 300

Live Blog | Live Scorecard | Target for Windies – 41920.2 overs: SIX! Kemar Roach (13*) smacks Ishant Sharma over deep midwicket for a six. WI 56/9 20 overs: OUT! Mohammed Shami strikes to dismiss Shannon Gabriel (0). WI 50/9Second wicket for Shami. Drinks Break!19.2 overs: OUT! Mohammed Shami cleans up Roston Chase for 12.…

No shortage of medicines; phone restriction helped save lives: J&K governor

No shortage of medicines; phone restriction helped save lives: J&K governor

SRINAGAR/ NEW DELHI: Most of the chemist shops remained open in the Kashmir Valley on Sunday as governor Satya Pal Malik denied any shortage of medicines and essential commodities in Jammu and Kashmir, and said communication curbs helped save many lives in the state. In a statement, the Jammu and Kashmir administration said 1,165 out…

Thousands pay last respects to Arun Jaitley

Thousands pay last respects to Arun Jaitley

Union home minister and BJP president Amit Shah pays his last respects to Arun Jaitley at Nigam Bodh Ghat in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)NEW DELHI: Former finance minister Arun Jaitley was cremated at the Nigambodh Ghat in the national capital with full state honours on Sunday in the presence of relatives, top leaders from across…

Arun Jaitley: A politician and a gentleman

Arun Jaitley: A politician and a gentleman

Prison is an unlikely place for a political education but for a young law student, it proved to be an important learning experience. In a blog many years later, Arun Jaitley would recount the story of that ominous 2am knock on his father’s door and his subsequent arrest on June 26, 1975 for leading a…

Villagers protest outside Vedanta refinery against ‘death in custody’

Villagers protest outside Vedanta refinery against ‘death in custody’

Photo for representation   | Photo Credit: Reuters more-in Prohibitory orders imposed in Odisha’s Lanjigarh block Tension prevailed in the Lanjigarh area of Kalahandi district on Saturday after a large number of residents sat on a dharna outside the main gate of the Vedanta alumina refinery demanding compensation of ₹10 lakh for the death of…

Terror alert: Two suspects detained in Coimbatore

Terror alert: Two suspects detained in Coimbatore

Wilson Thomas COIMBATORE , August 25, 2019 01:32 IST Updated: August 25, 2019 01:53 IST Security personnel at Lakshmi Narasimha Temple in Ukkadam, Coimbatore on August 24, 2019.   | Photo Credit: S. Siva Saravanan Wilson Thomas COIMBATORE , August 25, 2019 01:32 IST Updated: August 25, 2019 01:53 IST more-in The two persons, one…

Explained: Is the World Trade Organization becoming a new battlefront?

Explained: Is the World Trade Organization becoming a new battlefront?

The story so far: U.S. President Donald Trump earlier this month attacked the World Trade Organization (WTO) for allowing countries such as India and China to engage in unfair trade practices that affect American economic interests. While addressing a gathering in Pennsylvania, Mr. Trump took issue with the “developing country” status enjoyed by India and…

U.S.-China trade war likely to dominate Narendra Modi-Donald Trump talks

U.S.-China trade war likely to dominate Narendra Modi-Donald Trump talks

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump will meet in Biarritz, France, on August 25, where India is a special invitee to the G7 summit. The meeting comes ahead of the one-on-one meeting between the two leaders on August 26, where trade issues are expected to overshadow proceedings.While the impact of the growing…

With Arun Jaitley’s death, second generation of the BJP stands depleted in strength

With Arun Jaitley’s death, second generation of the BJP stands depleted in strength

BJP leaders Arun Jaitley, Sushma Swaraj and Ananth Kumar. File Photo.   | Photo Credit: Akhilesh Kumar The party has lost not only former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee last year, but also former Union ministers Ananth Kumar, Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley in quick succession. It has been a cruel August from last year…

‘What is govt trying to hide’ asks Congress as Opposition leaders barred entry into Srinagar

‘What is govt trying to hide’ asks Congress as Opposition leaders barred entry into Srinagar

A delegation of Opposition leaders, including former Congress president Rahul Gandhi, who landed in Srinagar on August 24 afternoon to take stock of the situation after the dilution of Article 370 for Jammu and Kashmir, was sent back to Delhi from the airport.”If the situation in Jammu & Kashmir is ‘normal’ as the govt claims,…

Arun Jaitley: A sharp mind and a large heart

Arun Jaitley: A sharp mind and a large heart

NEW DELHI: Finance minister in Modi 1.0 and highly-regarded parliamentarian Arun Jaitley passed away shortly after noon on Saturday after a long struggle against diabetes, and more recently soft tissue sarcoma. He was 66. For a person battling multiple illnesses, Jaitley fought till the end, but succumbed to a third cardiac arrest after being revived…

‘Tawaifs’ of Awadh: The first women of Hindi cinema

‘Tawaifs’ of Awadh: The first women of Hindi cinema

A woman floats down the Ganga in an ornate barge, singing and dancing as rose petals are showered on her. The scene is not from a movie. It’s a real woman, a tawaif, performing in Benares on Janmashtami day, a performance so famous it has come down to us as legend.Tawaifs, the Awadhi term for…

When Jaitley was also good food guide

When Jaitley was also good food guide

NEW DELHI: It was a hot April day. A huge crowd of BJP workers and supporters had gathered outside the election office of Arun Jaitley in Amritsar. As we made our way inside, a familiar voice and a trademark broad smile greeted us. The party had nominated Jaitley to contest the 2014 general elections from…

Oppn remembers ‘favourite BJP-ite’, political rival who was a friend to all

Oppn remembers ‘favourite BJP-ite’, political rival who was a friend to all

TNN | Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 4:38 ISTHighlightsBishan Singh Bedi, Bhagwat Chandrasekhar, Erapalli Prasanna and S Venkataraghavan were India’s famous spin quartet in the 1960s and 70s.Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in a condolence message, described Jaitley as an eminent lawyer, an excellent orator, a very good administrator and an outstanding parliamentarian. Congress MP Ghulam…

Separate statute, flag core to peace process, Naga outfit tells Prime Minister

Separate statute, flag core to peace process, Naga outfit tells Prime Minister

GUWAHATI: The National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Isak-Muivah), the first Naga outfit with which the government initiated peace talks, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi that there cannot be an “honourable solution” to the Naga peace process without a “separate flag and constitution”. The NSCN (I-M) said that the 22-year-old peace process received the…

Almost 90% of stone-pelting incidents after J&K move were in Srinagar

Almost 90% of stone-pelting incidents after J&K move were in Srinagar

File photo of protesters showing banners with slogans during clashes with police and paramilitary forces in th…Read MoreNEW DELHI: Of the nearly 250 stone-pelting incidents in the Valley between August 5 and 22, around 220 were reported from Srinagar alone. In contrast, Pulwama, the hub of terror activity in recent years, recorded just six stone-pelting…

Hygiene products like sanitary napkins, disinfectants and adult diapers could soon come under price control

Hygiene products like sanitary napkins, disinfectants and adult diapers could soon come under price control

NEW DELHI: Essential hygiene products such as sanitary napkins, hand wash, disinfectants and adult diapers may soon come under price control. The government is finalising a list of essential hygiene products, which is likely to form the basis for expansion of price control from medicines and medical devices to other important health products. At present,…

MHA ‘reaches out’ to Omar Abdullah , Mehbooba Mufti

MHA ‘reaches out’ to Omar Abdullah , Mehbooba Mufti

HighlightsThough there is no official confirmation or denial of any such meeting, NC has rubbished such reports, saying there is “absolutely no basis” for these.PDP sources, however, said that some “government officials” did meet the two leaders in custody and asked them to help in restoration of normalcy in J&K, particularly in the Valley, in…

Arun Jaitley: A sharp mind and a large heart

Arun Jaitley: A sharp mind and a large heart

NEW DELHI: Finance minister in Modi 1.0 and highly-regarded parliamentarian Arun Jaitley passed away shortly after noon on Saturday after a long struggle against diabetes, and more recently soft tissue sarcoma. He was 66. For a person battling multiple illnesses, Jaitley fought till the end, but succumbed to a third cardiac arrest after being revived…

Kerala man held for ‘links’ with Lashkar terror plot

Kerala man held for ‘links’ with Lashkar terror plot

TNN | Updated: Aug 25, 2019, 2:08 ISTHighlightsRahim was arrested from the premises of Ernakulam first class judicial magistrate where he had come to surrender before the law, after his profile was put on lookout notices across the state.Police sources said, a woman hailing from Wayanad and reported to be Rahim’s partner, is also in…

‘We Are in Trouble’: Kashmiri Woman’s Emotional Appeal to Rahul on His Return to Delhi from Valley

‘We Are in Trouble’: Kashmiri Woman’s Emotional Appeal to Rahul on His Return to Delhi from Valley

Kashmiri woman narrating her ordeal to Rahul Gandhi New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi was confronted by a Kashmiri woman who was on-board the same flight in which the delegation of opposition leaders was returning back to Delhi from Srinagar on Saturday. The inconsolable woman narrated to the Congress leader how the lockdown in Valley…

Sonia Gandhi Gives Green Signal to Alliance With Left Front in Bengal, Says State Congress Chief

Sonia Gandhi Gives Green Signal to Alliance With Left Front in Bengal, Says State Congress Chief

Gandhi’s approval is significant as it came after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee recently called for “unity” (among political parties) to contest against the BJP in Bengal. File image of Mamata Banerjee meets Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi. (PTI) Kolkata: In a significant political development, Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi has given a green signal to…

Washington working on strategy to refrain cross-border infiltration by Pakistan, push India to restore normalcy in J&K, say senior US officials

Washington working on strategy to refrain cross-border infiltration by Pakistan, push India to restore normalcy in J&K, say senior US officials

The US is working on a two-pronged strategy to defuse fresh tensions between India and Pakistan over Kashmir The first strategy is to exert pressure on Pakistan to refrain it from indulging in any cross-border infiltration or providing material or financial support to terrorist activities in India The second strategy is to encourage India to…

Accused Of Infidelity, Chinese-Origin Man Killed Wife: Kolkata Police

Accused Of Infidelity, Chinese-Origin Man Killed Wife: Kolkata Police

Kolkata: In less than 24 hours, the Kolkata Police has cracked the case of the double murders in Chinatown and arrested Chinese-origin Li Wan Tho for brutally beating his wife and father to death.Li Wan Tho, 62, apparently confessed that he had a bitter quarrel with his wife last evening as he was leaving home for…

Abrogation of Article 370 led to complete integration of J&K with Indian Union: Amit Shah

Abrogation of Article 370 led to complete integration of J&K with Indian Union: Amit Shah

HYDERABAD: Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday said the abrogation of Article 370 enabled the complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir with the Indian Union. He also said the Parliament has made Jammu and Kashmir an integral part of India by ending Article 370, under the leadership of Prime Minister and India’s most popular…

Government Clarifies On Foreign Investors Surcharge, Experts Say Benefits Limited

Government Clarifies On Foreign Investors Surcharge, Experts Say Benefits Limited

New Delhi: Soon after Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced to roll back higher surcharge on foreign and domestic portfolio investors, the Income Tax (I-T) department on Saturday clarified that the tax payable at normal rate on the business income from the transfer of derivatives to a person other than Foreign Portfolio Investments (FPIs) will be liable…

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

As EU threatens trade retaliation, Brazil sends army to fight Amazon fires

European leaders on Friday threatened to tear up a trade deal with South America, reflecting growing international anger at Brazil as a record number of fires in the Amazon rainforest intensified an unfolding environmental crisis.Amid a global chorus of concern and condemnation, Brazil’s right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro pledged in an address to the nation to…

INX Media case: Chidambaram asked Peter, Indrani to ‘take care’ of Karti, ED tells SC

INX Media case: Chidambaram asked Peter, Indrani to ‘take care’ of Karti, ED tells SC

NEW DELHI: Former Union finance minister P Chidambaram had asked the then promoters of INX Media Group, Peter and Indrani Mukherjea, to “take care of his son” when they met him for FIPB approval, ED Friday told the Supreme Court which protected the Congress leader from arrest till August 26 in the money laundering case…

Terror threat: security tightened in Vellore

Terror threat: security tightened in Vellore

Intelligence report claims intruders have entered T.N. Police personnel, including the Railway police and the Railway Protection Force, were on high alert in the wake of intelligence reports claiming that intruders have entered the State with the intention of creating law and order problems.While police conducted vehicle checks at all entry points to Vellore town,…

Top news photos: Building collapses in Mumbai, Indonesian ferry catches fire, and more

Top news photos: Building collapses in Mumbai, Indonesian ferry catches fire, and more

Here are some of the top images of the day more-in 10.15 am: At least One person died and eight others are reportedly trapped under a building which collapsed at Piranipada, Nagaon near Bhiwandi. Picture shows personnel from the NDRF and fire brigade evacuating them to safety on Saturday. Photo: Vibhav Birwatkar 9.00 am: A…

Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates, say AIIMS sources

Arun Jaitley’s health deteriorates, say AIIMS sources

Arun Jaitley. File   | Photo Credit: PTI more-in The health of former Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is admitted to AIIMS, deteriorated on August 23, hospital sources said.Former Union Minister Uma Bharti visited the hospital to enquire about his health. On August 19, BJP veteran L.K. Advani, Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, U.P.…

As Malabar faces deadly landslides, debate shifts to ecologically sensitive areas and human intervention

As Malabar faces deadly landslides, debate shifts to ecologically sensitive areas and human intervention

Suneesh V., 29, walks gingerly to the tarpaulin-covered front yard of his tiny house as if the earth would give way if he stepped on it a little firmly. He doesn’t seem to trust the soil beneath his feet any longer. He lives on Muthappankunnu hill, covered with young rubber trees, in Kavalappara, which is…

Sentiment booster: On govt response to slowdown

Sentiment booster: On govt response to slowdown

In rolling back some measures, the government shows it listens to feedback For an economy that is downbeat in growth and in sentiment, the comprehensive package of measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Friday may just be the right boost. They address growth slowdown concerns; free up funds for investment and spending by…

Shallow draughts: On Trump’s Kashmir remarks

Shallow draughts: On Trump’s Kashmir remarks

India needs to remind President Trump of the real basis of its claim to J&K In the run-up to the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and U.S. President Donald Trump, expected on the sidelines of the G7 summit, many in South Block would have hoped that the U.S. President would not make any of…

WI vs India | Ishant Sharma takes five as India end day two on top

WI vs India | Ishant Sharma takes five as India end day two on top

Pacer Ishant Sharma’s spirited effort and reckless batting from the West Indies helped India take control of the first Test on day two here on Friday.The West Indies lost five wickets in the final session to be reeling at 189 for eight in its first innings at stumps, trailing India by 108 runs.Ishant Sharma took…

Citizens left out of NRC will not go to jail at once

Citizens left out of NRC will not go to jail at once

None of the persons excluded from Assam’s National Register of Citizens (NRC) to be published on August 31 will be immediately put in detention centres, a senior government official said.The official clarified that any decision would be taken only after the excluded applicants have exhausted all legal options, like the Foreigners Tribunals (FTs), the High…

INX Media case: CBI seeks leads from abroad

INX Media case: CBI seeks leads from abroad

more-in It has sent requests to 5 countries for details of financial transactions in INX case The Central Bureau of Investigation has sent requests to the authorities in five countries seeking information on the financial transactions related to the INX Media case, in which the agency has got the custody of former Finance Minister P.…

Home, vehicle, other retail loans to become cheaper, says Nirmala Sitharaman

Home, vehicle, other retail loans to become cheaper, says Nirmala Sitharaman

The government on Friday came out on the front foot to try to boost private sector sentiments, with Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announcing a slew of measures to reduce the burden on the sector, including withdrawing the controversial surcharge on Foreign Portfolio Investors (FPIs) and reiterating the Prime Minister’s statement that the government “respects all…

Meet the kids who learn without ever going to school

Meet the kids who learn without ever going to school

Unlike most children, 19-year-old Qudrat has only spent a few minutes in a classroom. “My mom took me to school once when I was 7. Everyone was sitting still and reading a book, which was crazy for me because I was so active. I ran away, so technically I have been to school for like…

Sumit Nagal qualifies for US Open, and draws Roger Federer first up

Sumit Nagal qualifies for US Open, and draws Roger Federer first up

HighlightsAt 22 years, Nagal will become the youngest Indian to feature in the US OpenThe Indian defeated Joao Menezes of Brazil 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 in the US qualifiers to book his match against the tennis legendNagal was part of the 2015 Wimbledon Boy’s Doubles title-winning teamFile image of Sumit Nagal (TOI Photo)Sumit Nagal’s victory over…

India vs West Indies: I repaid Virat Kohli’s faith in me, says Ravindra Jadeja

India vs West Indies: I repaid Virat Kohli’s faith in me, says Ravindra Jadeja

ST JOHN’S (Antigua and Barbuda): After scoring a half-century against West Indies on day two of India’s ongoing first Test here, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja said that he focused on building partnerships and give his best. FIRST TEST: SCORECARDAfter being sent in to bat, India were in a spot of bother at 189/6, but Jadeja stayed…