India announces $1m disaster relief aid for Bahamas

India announces $1m disaster relief aid for Bahamas

Monday, 09 September 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

India on Sunday announced a humanitarian assistance of $1 million to help people in The Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian. MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said India stands in solidarity with that country in this difficult time.  “We are saddened by the large scale destruction caused in The Bahamas by Hurricane #Dorian. In...

Over 2,000 TN fishermen chased away by SL Navy, fishing nets cut

Monday, 09 September 2019 | PTI | Rameswaram (TN)

More than 2,000 Tamil Nadu fishermen were allegedly chased away by the Sri Lankan Navy while they were fishing off Katchatheevu islet, a fishermen association leader said on Sunday. The naval personnel also snapped fishing nets of several boats. The fishermen from this island town had ventured into the sea on...

SIT records statements of law student family members

Monday, 09 September 2019 | PTI | Shahjahanpur

The Special Investigation Team on Sunday recorded statements of the family members of a law student, who has accused former Union Minister Swami Chinmayanand of harrassing her. The SIT had called the family members at the district Police Lines in the afternoon for recording of their statement. When contacted, the...

J&K leader urges PM to announce special package for Gujjar, Bakarwal communities

Monday, 09 September 2019 | PTI | Jammu

A prominent Gujjar leader on Sunday sought from Prime Minister Narendra Modi a special package for members of his and Bakarwal communities living in 20 of Jammu & Kashmir’s 22 districts. He said package was need of the hour for upliftment of these socially, educationally, economically and politically backward communities. “We...

Will make efforts to include Left in Grand Alliance: Kushwaha

Monday, 09 September 2019 | PTI | Patna

RLSP chief and former Union Minister Upendra Kushwaha on Sunday advocated the expansion of the five-party Grand Alliance in Bihar, asserting that efforts will be made to bring Left parties into the fold. The coalition comprising the RJD, the Congress, the RLSP, former CM Jitan Ram Manjhi’s HAM(S) and former Bollywood...

‘Best mind’ in criminal law Jethmalani represented all

Monday, 09 September 2019 | PTI | New Delhi

Ram Jethmalani, who spent over seven decades in Bar, argued scores of high-profile cases varying from criminal to constitutional matters besides economic and commercial disputes, emerging as a “roaring tiger” in black robes when it came to defending his clients. As a lawyer, Jethmalani rose to fame in 1959 when he...

Spotlight on debut novelists, women authors

Monday, 09 September 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The US $25,000 DSC Prize for South Asian Literature has turned out to be a big draw, receiving as many as 90 entries from Asia, Europe and North America from 42 publishers across 55 imprints.  Focused on South Asian fiction writing, the record number of entries for the prize, now in...

Optical fibre company repairs undersea net cable facility to SL

Monday, 09 September 2019 | Deepak Kumar Jha | Tuticorin/New Delhi

In significant technological enhancement, a Delhi-based optical fibre cable company has successfully repaired the undersea internet cable facility to Sri Lanka which routed from India via Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. The same cable to India has reached undersea carrying all the internet data and facility from Singapore. The Paramount Communication Limited...

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