Caught in political crossfire, Purohit tells apex court

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

Having suffered nine years in jail for his alleged role in the 2008 Malegaon blasts, Lieutenant Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit told the Supreme Court on Thursday that he has been caught in the “political crossfire” and has been incarcerated without any charges being yet framed against him. Accepting the fact that...

Reveal details of probe into bomb-making conspiracy: SC to CBI

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to reveal details of its investigation into the bomb making conspiracy that led to the assassination of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. Giving the agency time till Wednesday, the Bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Navin Sinha wished to...

NHAI toll plazas to be FASTag-enabled, apps launched

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

As part of its efforts to facilitate availability of the tag towards electronic toll payment, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Thursday enabled two mobile apps — MyFASTag and FASTag Partner. The Government is working on making lanes of all 371 NHAI toll plazas FASTag enabled from October 1...

Paswan-led LJP hails PM’s I-Day speech

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | New Delhi

The Ramvilas Paswan-led Lok Janshakti Party has hailed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Independence Day speech. A meeting of the party's senior leaders chaired by Ramvilas Paswan on Thursday passed a vote of thanks to the Prime Minister for addressing various issues such as Demonetization, GST, Social Equality etc....

Maneka seeks Sushma’s help to rescue Hyderabadi minor married to Omani sheikh

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | NEW DELHI

Taking cognizance of a child marriage in Hyderabad where a 16-year-old girl was married off to an Omani sheikh in his sixties, reportedly for Rs 5 lakh, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi approached External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday to rescue the girl. "I would request @SushmaSwaraj to intervene and...

Omar fooling people on Art 35A: BJP

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | Jammu

The BJP on Thursday attacked National Conference leader Omar Abdullah, saying he was fooling the peole of Jammu and Kashmir on Article 35A which grants special privileges to citizens of the state. The state unit of the party said Kashmiris are settling in Jammu province under a "design" even while they...

With eye to 2019 polls, UP Govt to construct link roads to villages

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PNS | Lucknow

With an eye on 2019 election the BJP Government in Uttar Pradesh has re-defined its policy under which it will take loans to construct highways and link roads connecting villages with a clause that construction company will have to guarantee maintenance of these roads for next five years. The decision regarding...

Two arrested with Rs 1.13 cr in demonetised notes in Hyd

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | Hyderabad

Two persons, including a woman, were on Thursday arrested on charges of possessing and trying to exchange demonetised currency notes with a face value of Rs 1.13 crore, police said. The woman, Manjula R Joshi, and her friend K Naga Venkata Gowri Shankar Gupta, were arrested last evening near a hotel...

India can face China, Pak but threat is from within: Farooq

Friday, 18 Aug 2017 | PTI | New Delhi

India can face China and Pakistan but the threat is from within the country as somebody is determined to spoil everything by dividing the people, National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah said on Thursday. The former Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, while addressing a gathering of opposition leaders hosted by rebel...

Rahul attacks Modi Govt, its policies

Thursday, 17 Aug 2017 | KESTUR VASUKI | Bengaluru

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi criticised the economic policies of the NDA Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Addressing a public rally in Bengaluru on Wednesday after inaugurating Indira canteens for the poor on the Tamil Nadu’s Amma Canteen model, he said, the Narendra Modi-led Government had failed to...


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Govt to unveil new Haj policy this month: Naqvi

13 Aug 2017 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

Union Minister of State for Minority Affairs (Independent Charge) Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on said in Mumbai on Saturday that the Haj Policy-2018 — aimed at making the piligrimage process “transparent” and “smooth” — would be unveiled later this month. Speaking at the 22nd annual Haj orientation camp organised for Haj pilgrims at Haj House in Mumbai, Naqvi said that from the next year, the Haj would be organised as per to...

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GSI to look for limestone deposits in Raigarh dist

19 Aug 2017 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

The Geological Survey of India will carry out assessment of Limestone deposits In Laladhurwa-Jognipali Block of Raigarh district in Chhattisgarh. GSI last year took up assessment of limestone deposits at Birutola-Nawapara-Sohagpur Blocks of Kabirdham district in Chhattisgarh, officials stated...

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