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Super duper Kings

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PTI | Mumbai

Chennai Super Kings completed a fairy tale comeback from disgrace to glory, clinching their third IPL title after imposing all-rounder Shane Watson single-handedly hammered Sunrises Hyderabad into submission with a blazing hundred in the final here on Sunday. Reinstated into the IPL after a two-year ban for their team management's role in the 2013 spot-fixing scandal, CSK outplayed SRH by eight wickets with Watson's unbeaten 117 off 57 balls in a high-pressure game being the icing on the cake. The Australian smashed...

BCCI decides to wait and watch on pitch-fixing sting

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The BCCI today reacted cautiously to a sting operation which alleged pitch doctoring in three Test matches featuring India, saying it would consider action against implicated former cricketer Robin Morris only if he is found guilty in an ongoing ICC probe. The sting has been carried out by Al Jazeera channel and the Test matches in question are India vs Sri Lanka (Galle, July 26-29, 2017), India vs Australia (Ranchi, March 16-20, 2017) and India vs England (Chennai, December 16-20, 2016). The...

India, Russia conclude negotiations for S-400 Triumf deal

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

India has concluded price negotiations with Russia for a nearly Rs 40,000 crore deal to procure S-400 Triumf air defence missile systems for the Indian Air Force, officials said. They said the two countries are now trying to find a way out to evade the provisions of a US law that seeks to punish countries and entities engaged in transactions with the defence or intelligence establishment of Russia. "The negotiations for the missile deal have been concluded. The financial component has been...

PM urges people to shun plastics

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today urged the people to shun low-grade plastic and polythene, saying it was creating a negative impact on the environment, wildlife and the health of the people. He asked the people to observe the World Environment Day on June 5 with vigour, and that it was time to concentrate on tree plantation. Planting saplings is not enough, people should ensure that they care for a plant till it becomes a tree, Modi said. "Protecting environment and being sensitive towards...

Modi launches Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Baghpat

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | IANS | Baghpat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the Kundli-Ghaziabad-Palwal (KGP) Expressway (Eastern Peripheral Expressway) project, intended to relieve Delhi from traffic congestion. The 135-km expressway, built at a cost of around Rs 11,000 crore, will reduce traffic time between Kundli and Palwal in Haryana from over four hours to around 72 minutes. There are eight solar power plants along the Expressway having a capacity of 4 MW. Launching the expressway, Modi said that in four years of his rule so...

Modi ‘campaign PM'; BJP will 'definitely' not come to power in 2019: Chandrababu

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI | Vijayawada

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu today attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying he is a “campaign PM who has failed to deliver on promises” and said the BJP would “definitely not come to power in 2019”. Inaugurating Mahanadu, the TDP's annual conclave here, he said the Telugu Desam Party played a key role in forming governments in the past and had the power to change the political narrative in the country, hinting that it would tie-up with like-minded parties to...

Congress worships one family, can't respect democracy: Modi

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | IANS | Baghpat

Making a stinging attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said those worshipping one family cannot respect democracy. Asking the people of the country to weigh their options, he, in a reference to the Congress, said that on the other side are those for whom their family is their country, while for him, the country is his family. Terming the opposition party anti-poor and anti-Dalit, Modi said: "Whenever we announce any programme for upliftment of the backward...

J-K Police crackdowns on 'keypad jehadis' on social media

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI | Srinagar

The Jammu and Kashmir Police has a new task at hand -- identify the 'keypad jehadis' who spew venom on social networking sites to try and create a law and order situation in the state by spreading on the Internet rumours or giving communal colour to any event. The police has registered cases against five twitter handles and filed complaints with service providers against such misleading posts on Facebook and WhatsApp so that necessary action is taken at the earliest, officials...

Cross border shelling: 5,500 bunkers, 200 community halls to be constructed along LoC

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI | Jammu

Authorities in Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir have initiated the process of constructing over 5,500 underground bunkers and 200 community halls as well as 'border bhawans' to help border dwellers facing the brunt of Pakistani shelling and firing. The prestigious project, targeted to be completed in the current financial year at a cost of Rs 153.60 crore, has already been approved by the state government and union ministry of home affairs (MHA), an official spokesman said today. He said District...

Inventors trying to 'rewrite' history: Ansari

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Some "inventors" are trying to "rewrite" history, but they are not going to succeed as history cannot be changed, former vice-president Hamid Ansari said today. He was speaking at the launch of a book on the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The book, edited by senior Congress leader A Gopanna, was lanched by former president Pranab Mukherjee and former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Ansari said a long time back, a book titled 'Time machine' was written and the idea was that there...

Petrol prices rise for 14th straight day; cross Rs 78 mark in Delhi

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

Domestic petrol prices increased for the 14th consecutive day on Sunday, with the key transportation fuel being sold at Rs 78.12 per litre in the national capital. According to the data from oil marketing major IndianOil, petrol price rose to Rs 78.12 in Delhi from Rs 77.97 a litre on Saturday. Along with Delhi, prices in Mumbai and Chennai have already reached record levels. In Mumbai and Chennai, petrol was sold at Rs 85.93 and Rs 81.11 a litre, respectively, up from...

Iran's Foreign Minister meets Sushma tomorrow, expected to seek India's support to salvage N-deal

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will hold extensive talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj here tomorrow during which he is expected to seek India's support for Iran's nuclear deal with six world powers in the wake of Washington's withdrawal from it. Zarif's day-long visit here is part of Tehran's efforts to reach out to major world powers after the US pulled out from the landmark nuclear deal of 2015 under which Tehran had agreed to stop its sensitive nuclear...

Chidambaram slams govt for 'celebrating' 4 years in office

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI

Congress leader P Chidambaram today slammed the NDA government for "celebrating" the completion of its four years in office saying petrol prices is rising and job creation is dismal during the period. In a series of tweets, Chidambaram said the agricultural growth anaemic and farm wages stagnant during the NDA government rule. "Read the graphs in newspapers 'celebrating' 4 years of Modi government: growth rate declining, rupee depreciating. "And petrol prices and inflation rising, IIP stagnant, exports struggling to cross USD 300 billion....

Kejriwal attacks LG, says don't create hurdles

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today attacked Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal for "creating obstacles", after the latter congratulated teachers and students of government-run schools in the national capital on their good performance in CBSE Class 12 examinations. On Twitter, Kejriwal sought to know from Baijal who had benefitted when the Centre removed Atishi Marlena, advisor to Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, from the post in April. Marlena was among the nine advisors to Delhi ministers whose appointments were cancelled following a Union...

IPL-Final: Chennai ride Watson ton to lift third IPL crown

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | IANS | Mumbai

Shane Watson notched up a brilliant century as Chennai Super Kings (CSK) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by eight wickets in the final to lift the Indian Premier League (IPL) title here at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday. Chasing 179 for victory, seasoned Australian opener Watson smashed an unbeaten 57-ball 117, his fourth IPL hundred, as M.S. Dhoni's team bagged their third crown after returning to the fold following a two-year suspension. Chennai piled up 181/2 in 18.3 overs against Sunrisers' 178/6...

NC demands 70% reservation in Central Govt offices in J&K

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PNS | Jammu

Opposition National Conference on Sunday sought 70 per cent reservation in the Central Government establishments and public sector undertakings functioning in Jammu and Kashmir. “The State subjects of Jammu and Kashmir should get adequate openings in the Central Government departments, banks, railways, para-military and defence forces and a specified quota...

BJP will not come to power in 2019, says Chandrababu

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PTI | Vijayawada

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu said on Sunday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was a “campaign PM...Who has failed to deliver on promises” and the BJP would “definitely” not remain in power after the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. Naidu said the Congress too won’t be able to form the next...

Manjhi says Nitish must pressurise Centre on Bihar’s spl category tag

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PTI | Patna

Former Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Sunday urged Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to pressurise the Centre on according special category status to Bihar, failing which he should resign. “Nitish Kumar should raise with the Centre the issue of getting special category status for Bihar. He should threaten the...

J&K Dy CM: Talks offer opportunity for separatists

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PTI | Jammu

Jammu & Kashmir Deputy Chief Minister Kavinder Gupta on Sunday asked the separatists to respond positively to the Centre’s offer of dialogue so that peace and normalcy is restored in the State. “We have provided them an opportunity of talks and now they have to see how to proceed further....

58 students injured in stampede after quake rumour at Bihar railway station

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PTI | Bihar

At least 58 students were injured in a stampede fuelled by rumour of an earthquake at Bihar Sharif Railway station in Nalanda district, police said on Sunday. Hundreds of students from Supaul, Madhubani, Madhepura and Saharsa districts had reached Bihar Sharif Railway Station by Danapur-Rajgir passenger train around midnight last night...

Polling Today: Is Kerala bypoll referendum on Left rule?

Monday, 28 May 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Will Monday’s bypoll in Kerala’s Chengannur Assembly constituency turn out to be a referendum on the CPI(M)-led LDF Government which has just entered into the third year of its tenure? This is the question political Kerala seemed to be asking as candidates went through an extremely tiring last-minute campaigning by...

Political parties out of purview of RTI, says EC

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Political parties are out of the purview of the RTI Act, the Election Commission has said in an order which is contrary to the Central Information Commission’s (CIC) directive bringing six national parties under the transparency law. The EC statement, which may prove to be controversial, came while deciding the appeal...

Will need 24L EVMs in case of simultaneous polls in 2019: Officials

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

If simultaneous elections to the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies are held in 2019, the Election Commission (EC) will require nearly 24 lakh EVMs, double the number required to hold only the Parliamentary polls. During their discussion with the Law Commission on May 16 on the issue of holding simultaneous polls,...

PM urges people to shun use of plastic, polythene

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly radio talk ‘Mann ki Baat’ urged the people to shun low-grade plastic and polythene, saying it was creating a negative impact on the environment, wildlife and the health of the people. He asked the people to observe the World Environment Day on June...

Minister hints at reviewing call on cantonment roads

Monday, 28 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Days after the Government decided to allow civilians to use all roads in military cantonments all over the country and Army officials and their wives objecting to it due to security concerns, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Sunday indicated readiness to review the decision. A country-wide signature campaign against the Government...

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Tests rule out bats as source of Nipah virus in Kerala

27 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Nipah virus mystery deepened on Saturday as the samples collected from bats in Kerala’s Kozhikode and Malappuram districts, where 13 people have died of the infection, have tested negative for the virus. A report submitted by a central medical team to the Union Health Ministry also ruled out pigs to be the primary source of the virus...

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28 May 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Youth symposium at Gumla Vikash Bharti Bishunpur will organize youth symposium-2018 on May 28 at Gumla. The programme will be inaugurated by Chief Minister, Raghubar Das in the presence of other dignitaries...

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