Infant rescued from 60-foot deep Haryana borewell after 48 hrs

Infant rescued from 60-foot deep Haryana borewell after 48 hrs

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | PTI | Hisar

After a 48-hour-long struggle, an 18-month-old child who fell into a borewell here was rescued safely on Friday. Nadim fell into the 60-foot deep borewell while playing near his house in Balsamand village in Hisar district of Haryana. As soon as Army and NDRF personnel pulled out Nadim from the borewell, the...

Yasin Malik-led JKLF banned by Centre

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The Cabinet Committee on Security on Friday decided to ban the Yasin Malik-led Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF) for “promoting” secession of the militancy-hit State from the Union of India. JKLF was banned under various provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA)after the investigating agencies found that Malik and...

ED slaps Rs 14.40L penalty on Geelani

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

The Enforcement Directorate has levied a penalty of Rs 14.40 lakh on hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani in a 17-year-old case of illegal possession of $10,000 in contravention of the foreign exchange laws. The foreign currency was seized during an Income Tax raid at Geelani’s residence in...

Sena renominates 17 sitting MPs

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

The ruling Shiv Sena on Friday renominated 17o f its sitting MPs, including Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprise Anant Geete, as its candidates as it released its first list of 21 nominees for theLok Sabha polls. The Shiv Sena, which is contesting in alliance with the ruling BJP,...

Ex-YSRC MP’s daughter meets CEC, seeks fair probe into father’s death

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

Former YSR Congress MP YS Vivekananda Reddy’s daughter, Sunitha Narreddy, met the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Sunil Arora on Friday seeking a fair investigation into her father’s death. Sunitha said the investigation should not be under the state government and that she was planning to meet the Secretary of the...

Indian Statistical Institute submits report on VVPAT sample size to EC

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi

With elections just weeks ahead, the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) presented its report on the sample size of Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) slip counting to the Election Commission on Friday.  The EC is now expected to take a call on the demands of political parties to increase the...

Resentment abounds in Bengal BJP over ‘defected candidates’

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

With at least 25 per cent of its candidates getting imported from the ruling Trinamool Congress or the CPI(M), rumblings of discontent increased in Bengal BJP hours after the saffron outfit published its first candidate list for the coming Lok Sabha elections. A posse of violent party men ransacked the Coochbehar district...

Congress seeks probe into charges of pay-offs by BSY

Saturday, 23 March 2019 | PNS | New Delhi/Bengaluru

The Congress on Friday sought an investigation by the Lokpal into a media report that alleged bribes of Rs 1,800 crore were paid by former Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa to the BJP’s top brass. Yeddyurappa rubbished it as “atrocious and malicious” allegations. The report was based on the alleged...