India-Mongolia ties not of convenience but of trust, spiritual strength: Sushma

Thursday, 26 Apr 2018 | PTI | Ulaanbaatar

India and Mongolia share a unique partnership which is not of convenience but a relationship of “trust and spiritual strength”, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. Sushma in her keynote speech at 100th birth anniversary of the Venerable 19th Kushok Bakula Rinpoche, said the spiritual connection through Buddhism provides strength...

UN peacebuilding work doesn’t represent even 1% of its budget: India

Thursday, 26 Apr 2018 | PTI | United Nations

India has said that the UN’s peacebuilding work lacks adequate funding and highlighted that it does not represent even 1 per cent of the organisation’s peacekeeping budget. Gitesh Sarma, Additional Secretary at the Ministry of External Affairs, said sustaining peace required a comprehensive understanding of both challenges and opportunities, as...

After Didi, Imams want no elections during Ramzan

Thursday, 26 Apr 2018 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Apparently encouraged by the Mamata Banerjee Government’s sustained pressure on holding Panchayat elections before Ramzan, Muslim religious leaders from Bengal have petitioned State Election Commission to complete the rural poll process within May 15 after which their month-long festival would commence. They have threatened legal action if their demands were not...

‘Wanton troll’ cuts India’s Press Freedom rank

Thursday, 26 Apr 2018 | IANS | New Delhi

India dropped down to 138th rank, two points below the previous year, in the 2018 World Press Freedom Index released by global watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF) on Wednesday. The report blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s “troll army” for sharing and amplifying hate speeches targeting journalists on social networks. “In India (down...

Gadchiroli Naxal encounters: Toll mounts to 39

Thursday, 26 Apr 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The toll in the much-discussed anti-naxal operations in Gadchiroli district of eastern Maharashtra mounted to 39 on Wednesday, even as the security agencies attributed a major share of the success of the twin encounters to the information provided by a “deep throat” about the “secret gathering” of a sizeable number...

Man held for plotting to kill Modi

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

Tamil Nadu Police has unravelled a plan hatched by Islamic terrorists in the State to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Mohammed Rafiq, a fifty year old history sheeter was arrested by police in Kuniamuthur in Coimbatore district late Monday on charges of plotting a plan to kill the Prime Minister. Rafiq...

PC’s wife plea against ED summons dismissed

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The Madras High Court on Tuesday dismissed a petition by Nalini Chidambaram, wife of Congress leader and former Finance Minister P Chidambaram, asking the court to quash the summons issued by Enforcement Directorate to appear as a witness in the money laundering probe in the Saradha Chit Fund scam case. Nalini,...

Mehbooba Govt okays Ordinance awarding death for children’s rapists

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Mohit Kandhari | Jammu

Mehbooba Mufti led alliance Government in Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday passed an ordinance approving death penalty for child rapists. The decision followed close on the heels of nation wide anger against rising incidents of sexual violence especially minor girls. Chairing a meeting of State Cabinet Chief Minister Tuesday approved...

Asaram verdict: MHA asks States to tighten security

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | PTI | New Delhi/Jodhpur

The Centre on Tuesday asked Rajasthan, Gujarat and Haryana to tighten security and deploy additional forces ahead of the verdict by a Jodhpur court in a rape case against self-styled godman Asaram, an official said. In a communication, the Home Ministry told the three States to beef up security and ensure...

Badami is Siddaramaiah’s second seat

Wednesday, 25 Apr 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Badami a historical place in Bagalakote district in Karnataka has all of a sudden become very important in the poll-bound Karnataka. The dusty town Badami with symbolic rock cut structural temples and once capital of Chalukya Kings (540 to 757) is now witnessing a fierce battle between Chief Minister Siddaramaiah...


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Quake measuring 3.7 on Richter scale felt in south Gujarat

22 Apr 2018 | PTI | Ahmedabad

A mild tremor measuring 3.7 on the Richter scale was felt in parts of south Gujarat, including Bharuch and Surat districts, though no damage was reported, officials said...

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Shelter homes for passengers soon at Khadgada terminal

26 Apr 2018 | ADREESH BHATTACHARYA | Ranchi

The Birsa Munda Bus Terminal at Khadgada from which numerous long route buses, including daily services to Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata, operate will soon get shelter homes for the ease of passengers boarding and getting off in the wee hours. The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has elaborate plans to make the inter-state bus terminal even more passengers centric so that this state of the art bus terminal can operate on...

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