Archive News of September 23, 2019
UGC official's son abducted, robbed in Noida

NOIDA:  The son of a joint secretary of the University Grants Commission (UGC) was abducted at gun point in his own car and driven around in the city for hours by three armed robbers, the police said here on Monday, adding that all the three accused have been arrested.

Ayushman Bharat benefits 31,937 in Himachal

SHIMLA:  Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said here on Monday, 31,937 people availed of the Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana in the first year in the state.

Rahul in Wardha, Sonia in Delhi on October 2 padyatra

NEW DELHI: To counter the BJP on ideological lines, the Congress has announced a massive 'padyatra' across the country on October 2 with the party's interim President Sonia Gandhi leading the charge in Delhi while former Congress President Rahul Gandhi will do the same in Maharashtra's Wardha.

Modi should have avoided 'Abki Bar Trump Sarkar': Congress

NEW DELHI: Describing the sloganeering by Prime MInister Narendra Modi in favour of US President Donald Trump in Houston as a violation of India's foreign policy, the Congress said that it could have been avoided.

Rajkummar cannot wait to start 'The White Tiger' shoot

MUMBAI: Actor Rajkummar Rao says he cannot wait to start "The White Tiger".

Oil prices to ease if global tensions do not rise: Pradhan

NEW DELHI: Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Monday said here that oil prices would ease if the ongoing global tensions do not increase.

Deja vu 90s as Kashmiris throng makeshift phone booths

SRINAGAR: Faisal Ahmad walked five kilometres from his home in Rainawari in downtown Srinagar to a makeshift telephone booth in the upscale Jawahar Nagar to make a voice call to his brother who works in Qatar.

Randhawa, Rashid among many at Jaipur Open golf meet

JAIPUR:  Jyoti Randhawa and Rashid Khan will be the big names vying for top honours when the Jaipur Open gets underway here on Tuesday.

Sprinter Dutee Chand wants to join politics

BHUBANESWAR:  Ace sprinter Dutee Chand has expressed her interest to enter the political fray after finishing her athletic career.

Jagan's demolition drive reaches Naidu's doorstep

AMARAVATI: Civic authorities in Andhra Pradesh capital city of Amaravati on Monday started demolishing unauthorized constructions on the banks of Krishna river, in a clear indication that their next target could be the residence of former Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) President N. Chandrababu Naidu.

Haryana Congress leaders negotiating with BJP: Sources

NEW DELHI:  Some senior leaders of the Congress in Haryana are reportedly negotiating with the BJP to switch sides. Sources say as many as four senior leaders have initiated talks with the ruling dispension in the state. Top BJP leaders are aware of the developments, said a source.

BCCI CoA 'clutches at straw', seeks clarification on SC order

NEW DELHI:  In what is being seen by the BCCI office bearers and state body officials, as a last ditch effort, the Committee of Administrators (CoA) have filed an application in the Supreme Court seeking certain clarifications to the court's order on holding elections in the state associations of the board. The SC had on Friday allowed TNCA to hold elections.

Petrol, diesel prices surge for 7th straight day

NEW DELHI:  Petrol and diesel prices in the country continued to surge for the seventh day on Monday on the back of the ongoing tensions in the Middle East and the US-China trade war.

Chinmayanand case: Law student's plea to stay arrest denied

PRAYAGRAJ:  The Allahabad High Court has turned down the petition seeking a stay on the arrest of the law student who had accused BJP leader Chinmayanand of sexual misconduct and harassment.

Modi says 'sorry' to Senator's wife for his absence

NEW YORK:   'Howdy Modi' was not just about fiery speeches and a show of strength by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Donald Trump. It was also about the Prime Minister's personal touch.

Tiger, Hrithik to not share stage during 'War' promotions

MUMBAI: Actors Hrithik Roshan and Tiger Shroff will not be promoting their upcoming actioner "War" as the makers want to translate the "on-screen rivalry into an off-screen conversation point".

7 children killed in Nairobi classroom collapse

NAIROBI: At least seven children were killed on Monday after a classroom collapsed at a school in the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, officials said.

NPR being done for first time in 2021 census: Shah

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Monday said that the National Population Register (NPR) was being prepared for the first time in the 2021 census and the exercise would be digital.

INX Media case: Indrani's statement not credible, says PC

NEW DELHI: Indrani Mukherjee's statements are not credibile, former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said in a reply on the status report of the CBI in the INX Media case.

Delhi Transport Minister calls meeting on Odd-Even

NEW DELHI: Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot on Monday called a meeting of concerned departments and stakeholders to plan the Odd-Even traffic scheme to be implemented between November 4 and 15 in the national capital.

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