Sakshi's MLA father: Lobby involving politicians-bureaucrats hatched a plot

NEW DELHI:  Breaking his silence after several days over the much talked-about elopement of Sakshi-Ajitesh, the father of the girl and BJP MLA Rajesh Mishra said that a lobby of politicians and officials hatched a conspiracy to malign his image and finish his political career under the garb of the elopement incident.

Real estate market in Amaravati has crashed: Naidu

AMARAVATI:  Former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday said that ever since YSR Congress Party came to power in the state, the system in state capital Amaravati has collapsed and real estate market has crashed.

Some parties delaying Ayodhya process: VHP

NEW DELHI:  The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP), which has been in the forefront of the Ayodhya movement, feels that some parties to the dispute are indulging in delaying tactics and wants the Supreme Court to address this while speeding up the trial in the decades-old issue.

IT attaches property of Mayawati's brother, wife

NEW DELHI: The Income Tax Department said on Thursday it has attached a benami commercial plot in Noida worth Rs 400 crore belonging to BSP chief Mayawati's brother Anand Kumar and his wife ahead of by-elections in Uttar Pradesh.

On way home: Tuskers tranquilised, head for Pilibhit forest

RAMPUR: Two wild tuskers, stranded in a town in Uttar Pradesh's Rohilkhand region who had sent forest officials on a wild goose chase for the past almost three and a half weeks, have finally been tranquilized.

No trace of foreigners who escaped police custody

GREATER NOIDA: A week after 17 foreign nationals escaped from the custody of police in Gautam Budh Nagar district in Uttar Pradesh, there is no trace of them.

BCCI Secretary won't convene selection meeting: CoA

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) has decided that neither any officer bearer nor the CEO shall attend any Cricket Committee meetings henceforth. In fact, as of now, the Selection Committee had to keep the Secretary in the loop for any replacement sought or for posting of selectors to watch any game. The CoA has made it clear that the Selection Committee doesnt need to do so anymore.

US move to bar Ankara from F-35 programme unilateral: Turkey

ANKARA: The US decision to exclude Turkey from NATO's F-35 fighter jet programme is a "unilateral" step and might bring "irreparable damage" to bilateral relations, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

BSF seizes raw metal consignment smuggled from Bangladesh

KOLKATRA:  The Border Security Force (BSF) seized raw metal valued at Rs 88,500 illegally brought from Bangladesh from West Bengal's Nadia district, an official said on Thursday.

India's largest hydropower plant in Arunachal Pradesh approved

CHANDIGARH: The Cabinet Committee on economic affairs headed by Prime Minister has  approved the 2880 MW  largest ever Hydro Electric Projects to be constructed in India in Arunachal Pradesh  with the estimated l cost of  Rs. 28080 crore.

Top Karnataka Congress MLA withdraws resignation

BENGALURU: Senior Karnataka Congress legislator R. Ramalinga Reddy withdrew resignation from his Assembly seat (BTM Layout in Bengaluru South) and attended the ongoing Assembly session for a trust vote moved by Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy to prove majority, a party official said on Thursday.

VHP opposes setting up liquor plant in Devprayag

NEW DELHI: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) has opposed the Uttarakhand government's decision to open a liquor plant in Deyprayag, saying it should respect the sentiments of Hindi holy men and people in the state.

Goa CM says ICJ order on Kulbhushan Jadhav 'big win'

PANAJI:  Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday described the International Court of Justice (ICJ) verdict directing Pakistan to review its death penalty to Kulbhushan Jadhav as a "big win" for India.

India condemns killing of Turkish diplomat in Erbil

NEW DELHI:  India on Thursday condemned an attack in Erbil, the capital of Iraq's Kurdistan region, in which a Turkish diplomat was killed in a restaurant alongwith an Iraqi national.

Ram Janambhoomi Nyas says mediation panel not needed on Ayodhya issue

LUCKNOW:  As the litigation process on Ayodhya issue continues, the Ram Janambhoomi Nyas said on Thursday that such a committee was not needed at all as there is no dispute about where Lord Ram was born.

Ownership rights in Delhi's unauthorized colonies

NEW DELHI: Residents of unauthorized colonies in Delhi will soon be allowed to register their houses, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday, adding that the central government had given a positive response to the Delhi Cabinet's proposal.

SC agrees to reconstitute bench on Manipur killings

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to reconstitute a bench for hearing a matter related to extra-judicial killings in Manipur.

Court-monitored mediation in Ayodhya issue till July 31: SC

NEW DELHI:  The Supreme Court on Thursday allowed the Ayodhya mediation panel to continue negotiations to develop a consensus between Hindu and Muslim parties on the temple dispute issue.

Pakistani headlines scream victory in ICJ ruling, Twitterati clash

NEW DELHI:  "India bites the dust", "India served RAW justice", "Pakistan vindicated" - were among the screaming headlines of Pakistani dailies on Thursday, a day after the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling on Kulbhushan Jadhav.

Madras HC dismisses Rajiv Gandhi assassination convict's petition

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Thursday dismissed the petition filed by Nalini Sriharan, one of the seven convicts in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, seeking direction to Tamil Nadu Governor Banwarilal Purohit to release the convicts.


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