Sushma calls on Bahrain’s PM, co-chairs joint commission meet

Monday, 16 Jul 2018 | PTI | Manama

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Sunday called on Bahrain’s Prime Minister Khalifa bin Salman Al-Khalifa and co-chaired the second joint commission meeting with her counterpart to discuss ways to further strengthen bilateral ties. Sushma arrived here yesterday on a two-day visit. She began her engagements here on Sunday by meeting her...

2 CRPF personnel martyred in Kashmir

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | Khursheed Wani | Srinagar

Two Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel, including an officer, were killed when militants ambushed their column in Acchabal area of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Friday morning. Another trooper and a civilian were injured in the shootout by banned outfit Lashker-e-Tayyeba. Official sources said that vehicle-borne militants attacked the CRPF...

Didi roaming free because she has Modi’s blessing: CP(M)

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | Saugar Sengupta | Kolkata

Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has the blessing of Prime Minister Narendra Modi otherwise she would not have been roaming free all these years, CPI(M) politburo member and party’s Bengal secretary Suryakanto Mishra has said. Asking the people of Bengal to remain cautious about the deep, clandestine relationship between BJP and...

Student killed during mock drill as trainer forces her to jump

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | CHENNAI

The callous attitude of a private management college in Coimbatore district led to the death of a 19-year-old girl student who was forced to jump from the second floor of the college building as part of a hitherto unheard of disaster preparedness drill on Thursday evening. Logeswari, a second year...

Police in Ahmedabad recover 16 bombs

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | Nayan Dave | New Delhi

Gujarat police will have to be extra vigilant during the annual Rath Yatra of Lord Jagganath slated for Saturday as on the eve of the 141st Rath Yatra in Ahmedabad, the cops recovered 16 crude bombs and a pistol from a notorious bootlegger near Gomatipur area from where the Rath...

No ban on outside food in multiplexes: Maha Govt

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | TN RAGHUNATHA | Mumbai

In what came as music to movie goers in the State, the Maharashtra Government on Friday categorically said that there was no ban on cinema viewers carrying outside food into the multiplexes and action will be taken against multiplex owners imposing such a prohibition on the patrons. “There is absolutely no...

Gujarat CM gives nod to Rs 39 cr ‘Seema Darshan’ project

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | PNS | GANDHINAGAR

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani gave in-principle approval for the Rs 39-crore “Seema Darshan” project for developing more infrastructure facilities from T-Junction to Zero Point at Nadabet near Suigam in Banaskantha district to instil patriotism through a unique Gujarat initiative for border tourism. Presiding over the Seema Darshan Review Meeting at...

K’taka House debate to clamping Goonda Act on drug mafia

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | Kestur Vasuki | Bengaluru

Karnataka Assembly on Friday witnessed a very serious debate on drug abuse and imposing Goonda Act against drug mafia to halt increasing drug abuse in the state. Cutting across the party lines, the members on the last day of the Budget Session discussed about increasing drug abuse in Karnataka and demanded...

Assam police nab two for rape, killing women on trains

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | Anup Sharma | Guwahati

The police in Assam have arrested two persons for their involvement in raping and killing two women at two running trains at separate locations of the State and said that investigations are on to find out whether more people are involved in the serial killings. Additional Director General of Police Kuladhar...

Modi steps up his presence in UP

Saturday, 14 Jul 2018 | Deepak K Upreti | New Delhi

To lay foundation stones for key projects At a time when the SP-BSP-RLD alliance looks set to take on the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, home to 80 Lok Sabha seats, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is stepping up his presence in the State. On Saturday and Sunday, he will lay foundation stones...


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My father lived, died for India, says Rahul

15 Jul 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

Amid row over alleged use of derogatory language in a web series while referring to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Saturday said the BJP and the RSS believe that freedom of expression must be policed, while he regards it as a fundamental democratic right. “My father lived and died in the service of India...

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Pranaam Pawas: A poetic event organised to welcome monsoon

17 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Phir Khule Akaash me Judde Ghataon Ke, Phir Hawaon Ke Dupatte Ho Gaye Jheene, a poetic event centered on creations about monsoon ‘Pranaam Pawas’ concluded in city. The event was organised by the Dushyant Kumar Memorial Manuscript Museum to welcome the monsoon season...

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