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UP CM assures justice to gang rape victims

June 01, 2017

LUCKNOW: The four Greater Noida gang rape victims met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here on Thursday, and were assured that they would get justice and the guilty will not be spared, an official said. Adityanath also called up Director General of Police (DGP) Sulkhan Singh and sought the progress into the matter. The Chief Minister ...

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EC bribery case: Delhi court grants bail to TTV Dinakaran

June 01, 2017

New Delhi: AIADMK (Amma) faction leader TTV Dinakaran, allegedly involved in the Election Commission bribery case, arrested on April 25, was granted bail by a Delhi court. His close aide Mallikarjuna, who was arrested in the case too, was also granted bail by special judge Poonam Chaudary. The court granted bail saying the duo was no longer requi...

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Demonetisation had three distinct benefits: Jaitley

June 01, 2017

NEW DELHI: Aimed at removing the parallel or shadow economy, the demonetisation drive taken up by the government in November 2016 had three distinct benefits, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said here on Thursday. "There were three distinct benefits from demonetisation. Firstly, there is greater movement towards digitisation, tax payers' base has in...

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AAP legislators 'assault' Kapil Mishra in Delhi assembly

May 31, 2017

NEW DELHI: Sacked Delhi Minister Kapil Mishra was on Wednesday manhandled in the Delhi assembly by AAP members after he raised allegations of corruption against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Health Minister Satyendra Jain. The former Water Minister who has been campaigning against Kejriwal, levelling graft allegation against him, later claime...

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Life returns to normal in Kashmir Valley

May 31, 2017

SRINAGAR: After three days of curfew, restrictions and separatist-called protest shutdowns, life returned to normal in the Kashmir Valley on Wednesday. Although, higher secondary schools and colleges in Srinagar city and in other districts were shut by authorities to prevent student protests, most of daily life resumed as usual. Shops, public tra...

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PM Modi condemns Kabul blast, says India stands with Afghanistan

May 31, 2017

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday strongly condemned a terror attack in Kabul in which at least 80 persons were killed and nearly 300 injured, and said India stands with Afghanistan in combating "all types of terrorism". "We strongly condemn the terrorist blast in Kabul. Our thoughts are with the families of the deceased and pr...

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Indian Naval ship rescues 18 in cyclone hit Bangladesh

May 31, 2017

NEW DELHI: Indian Naval Ship Sumitra that was rushed for rescue operations to Bangladesh's Chittagong that was hit by cyclone Mora, has rescued 18 persons so far, officials said on Wednesday. The search and rescue operation was taking place 90 miles south of Chittagong. Cyclone Mora had earlier caused havoc in Sri Lanka, killing at least 180. The...

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Food poisoning kills eight children in Meghalaya

May 30, 2017

SHILLONG: Eight children in Meghalaya's Ri-Bhoi district have died of suspected food poisoning and over 100 others are undergoing medical treatment, an official said on Tuesday. The children died after consuming pork after attending a church gathering on Sunday at Nongkya village, Ri-Bhoi District Magistrate Chinmay P. Gotmare said. "Three persons...

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Advani, Joshi get bail in Babri case, seek discharge

May 30, 2017

LUCKNOW: BJP leaders L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi and 10 others accused in the Babri Masjid demolition on Tuesday moved the CBI court here seeking their discharge in the case before they were granted bail. The defence counsel moved a "discharge application" in which the accused claimed not guilty in the December 1992 razing of the mosque at...

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PM Modi meets German Chancellor Angela Merkel

May 30, 2017

BERLIN: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a two-day visit to Germany, attended a private dinner hosted by German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday, soon after he arrived in Berlin. "The bonds of a fruitful partnership. Chancellor Merkel receives PM @narendramodi at Schloss Meseberg before a private dinner," External Affairs Ministry ...

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