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Narendra Modi to meet Trump for first time this month

June 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold his first ever meeting with US President Donald Trump when he visits Washington on June 25-26, it was announced on Monday. According to an External Affairs Ministry statement, Modi will hold official talks with President Trump on June 26 in Washington. The two leaders have spoken to each other ov...

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MACT awards Rs 34L compensation to kin of accident victim

June 12, 2017

THANE: The Motor Accident Claims Tribunal has awarded a compensation of Rs 34 lakh to the kin of a yard manager, who was killed in a road accident in 2015. The President of MACT-Raigadh-Alibaugh MG Sewlikar recently directed the two respondents - owner of a trailer Nilesh Mhatre and the insurer Sri Ram General Insurance company to jointly and seve...

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Minor fire breaks out at EC office

June 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: A minor fire broke out on the first floor of the Election Commission of India office located on Ashoka Road here this afternoon. The flames erupted in an electrical switchboard, said a senior officer from the Delhi Fire Services. A call was received at 12.02 PM about the fire and four fire tenders were rushed to the spot, he said. Th...

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Supreme Court permits CBSE to declare NEET 2017 results

June 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday stayed a Madras High Court order restraining the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) from declaring the result of NEET 2017 for under graduate medical courses. Permitting the board to declare the results and go ahead with consequential steps including counselling and admissions, the vacation bench of ...

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Mixed response to shutdown call in Karnataka

June 12, 2017

BENGALURU: The Karnataka shutdown call given by the Federation of Kannada Associations received a mixed response in the state on Monday. Government and private schools, colleges, hotels and business establishments remained open while a few cinema halls cancelled the morning show in Bengaluru. The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC)...

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Yogi Adityanath meets Modi, discusses development projects

June 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and some Union Ministers regarding various development projects in his state. The ministers Modi met were Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Minister of State for Power Piyush Goyal. After the meetings, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister wrote on Twitte...

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Presidential election: Opposition parties to meet on June 14

June 12, 2017

NEW DELHI: Opposition parties will meet on June 14 to formally begin discussions on the presidential and vice presidential elections, sources said on Monday. Congress President Sonia Gandhi has initiated moves to bring the opposition parties on a common platform for the elections scheduled in July. Gandhi, earlier this month, constituted a ten me...

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Indian, Pakistani troops trade fire on LoC

June 12, 2017

JAMMU: Heavy shelling and firing exchanges between Indian and Pakistani troops began on Monday on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, a defence official said. "The Pakistan army resorted to indiscriminate firing and shelling on our positions in Krishna Ghati and Mendhar sectors," the official said. "They first initia...

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Mamata condemns Amit Shah's remarks on Gandhi, demands apology

June 10, 2017

JALPAIGURI: Terming BJP President Amit Shah's remarks on Mahatma Gandhi as "unethical and unfortunate", West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday said Shah should immediately withdraw the comments and apologise for insulting the Father of the Nation. "Mahatma Gandhi is the Father of the Nation and he is an icon of the world. We cannot...

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Civilian injured in militant attack in J&K

June 10, 2017

SRINAGAR: A civilian was injured on Saturday in a militant attack on security forces on the Srinagar-Jammu national highway. A civilian moving in his car was injured when militants fired at two vehicles of security forces plying on the national highway in Vesu area of Anantnag district, a police official said. "The injured civilian has been shift...

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