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2 held for lynching; locals attack media

Sunday, 04 Oct 2015 | Staff Reporter | New Delhi

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested two alleged main accused — 18-year-olds Shivam Rana and Vishal Rana — in connection with the Dadri lynching case in which Mohammad Ikhlaq, 50, was killed and his son Danish, 22, critically injured by a 200-strong mob which had barged into their...

Aadhaar-linked social benefits swell coffers

Sunday, 04 Oct 2015 | Abraham Thomas | New Delhi

Linking Aadhaar to social benefit schemes has swelled the Government coffers by Rs2,687 crore — enabled through elimination of duplicate and ghost beneficiaries. This claim made by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) in an affidavit before the Supreme Court will prove crucial considering the fact that the apex...

Planning to shift victim family to IAF area: Chief

Sunday, 04 Oct 2015 | PNS | New Delhi

Terming as “unfortunate” the killing of a serving IAF staffer’s father over rumour of eating or possessing beef in Dadri, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha said on Saturday that they are looking at the possibility of moving the family to an Air Force area. Raha, who will shortly meet Corporal...

Indrani in ‘deep sleep’ due to antidepressant

Sunday, 04 Oct 2015 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

More than 32 hours after her admission to the State-run JJ Hospital for suspected drug overdose, Indrani Mukherjea — key accused in the murder of her daughter Sheena Bora —continued to remain in a stupor with absolutely no let up in her respiratory depression, a condition that prompted the doctors attending...

Now ‘free water’ to cost a household up to Rs500

Sunday, 04 Oct 2015 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

Come November and even those households which are getting 20Kl water free of cost will have to cough up at least Rs100 per month as the AAP Government has decided to implement Cabinet-approved proposal to impose a ‘environment compensation tax’ ranging from Rs100 to Rs500 depending on the categories of...

Intelligence blunts Red terror: CRPF

Saturday, 03 Oct 2015 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi

The overall security scenario in the Naxal theatre so far this year has shown notable improvement over last year with the parametres of violence registering a significant decline. During this period, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) sustained just four casualties as against the loss of 50 paramilitary personnel in 2014. In...

You’ve tested all, now try vikaswad: PM

Saturday, 03 Oct 2015 | Faizan Ahmad | PATNA

Launching his election campaign in Bihar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked the people of the State to vote for the BJP to make a new beginning by embracing vikaswad (development) as its experiments with other “isms” have failed miserably. Bihar, he said has undergone many Rsisms’ like capitalism, feudalism,...

PM launches MUDRA for entrepreneurship

Saturday, 03 Oct 2015 | PTI | Dumka/Khunti

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched MUDRA (Micro Units Development & Refinance Agency) scheme under which a loans of Rs 26,000 crore will be distributed among 42 lakh people to start business, in Dumka on Friday. He inaugurated the distribution of loans and free LPG connections to families that are below...

Leave us alone, family of Bisara lynching victim tells visiting netas

Saturday, 03 Oct 2015 | Pioneer News Service | New Delhi/Dadri/Lucknow

Four days after the brutal killing of a man following rumours that he consumed beef in Bisara Village in Dadri in Uttar Pradesh, hordes of politicians visited the area either to sympathise with the victim’s family or gain political mileage. The grieving family, which is upset with such “photo-op” visits,...

AAP Govt fattens counsels’ wallets by up to 440 pc

Saturday, 03 Oct 2015 | Rajesh Kumar | New Delhi

The AAP Government has given steep hike in the remuneration packages to its standing counsels, panel advocates and additional public prosecutors. While the monthly retainership fees for standing counsel have been increased from Rs25,000 to Rs1,10,000, the amount given to his/her secretarial assistance has also been hiked from Rs10,000 to Rs30,000. The...

Sunday Edition

Time to coke up for creativity

04 Oct 2015 | Shalini Saksena

Coke Studio@MTV Season 4 is all set to air its next episode today. SHALINI SAKSENA speaks to music composers, playback singers and lyricists about what’s in store for the big names this time It is bigger, better, more creative and has top luminaries of the music world like Javed Akhtar, Babul Supriyo, Prasoon Joshi, Anupam Roy and Jeet Gannguli...

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People participation key to transformation of cities: Raman

03 Oct 2015 | Staff Reporter | Raipur

Raipur and Bilaspur will be developed as smart cities during the next five years and active participation of the people in the projects will be key to transformation of these cities,” Chief Minister Raman Singh said on Friday. Addressing a programme organised here to mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri together with completion of ‘Clean India Mission’ kicked-off by Prime Minister Narendra...

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Will someone please remind Pakistan that as per the UNSC resolutions, they were supposed to vacate all of J&K first?

Former J&K Chief Minister | Omar Abdullah

After 26 years in the industry, if I have managed to stay afloat, it is only because of my passion for fitness.

Bollywood actor | Suniel Shetty

This wasn't an attack over meat. He (Mohammed Akhlaq) was killed in the name of religion. This is cold-blooded killing, not an accident.

MIM chief | Asaduddin Owaisi
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