Wednesday, September 30, 2020


Opposition cries foul at launch of song 'Apna Seena 56 inch'

PATNA:  With the campaign for Bihar assembly elections picking up tempo, filmmaker Abhishek Kumar on Tuesday launched a song entitled "Seena Apna 56 inch".

India shames Pak for failure to crack down on terror perpetrators

NEW DELHI: India has urged the international community to redress deficiencies at the global level to ensure that perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks are brought to justice.

2G case: Delhi HC to hear pleas against acquittals from Oct 5

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court will from October 5 hear on day-to-day basis the ED and CBI appeals against the acquittal of the accused in the 2G spectrum case.

Shiv Sena to decide soon on contesting Bihar polls

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra-based Shiv Sena will soon take a decision on contesting the upcoming Bihar Assembly elections, party MP and Chief Spokesperson Sanjay Raut said here on Tuesday.

Punjab Youth Cong chief detained in Delhi's tractor-burning case

NEW DELHI: A day after a group of Indian Youth Congress activists set afire a tractor in Delhi to register their protest against the three new agriculture-related laws, Delhi Police on Tuesday said it had detained Punjab Youth Congress chief Brinder Dhillon in the case.

India shames Pak for failure to crack down on terror perpetrators

NEW DELHI:  India has urged the international community to redress deficiencies at the global level to ensure that perpetrators of the Mumbai and Pathankot terror attacks are brought to justice.

DMDK's Vijayakant stable, wife tests corona positive

CHENNAI: Actor turned politician and DMDK founder A Vijayakant was asymptomatic to coronavirus infection and stable even as his wife V Premalatha was admitted on Tuesday in hospital a day after testing positive, MIOT International said.

Oppn insulting farmers by burning farm equipment: Modi

NEW DELHI: In the wake of protests by farmers and various opposition parties against three new agriculture-related laws, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Tuesday that those burning farm equipment to show their anger were "insulting farmers".

SC declines to entertain Chhattisgarh's plea in 2013 Jheeram Ghati naxal attack

NEW DELHI:  In a setback for the Congress government in Chhatisgarh, the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to entertain its appeal in the 2013 Jheeram Ghati incident in which 29 people, including state Congress leaders, were killed.

SC to Centre on Mehbooba: Can detention be forever?

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said detention cannot be forever and asked the Centre whether former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti's detention be extended beyond a year.

Cabinet appointments committee gives nod to 16 new postings

NEW DELHI:  The appointments committee of Cabinet on Monday approved 16 new appointments of Joint Secretaries or those equivalent to it, in different Union ministries and key government bodies.

4 nabbed for IPL betting in UP

SAMBHAL (UTTAR PRADESH): Four persons have been arrested by Sambhal Police for their alleged involvement in betting on IPL matches.

Lucknow's storyteller in Harvard event

LUCKNOW: Two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi underlined the importance of storytelling in his 'Mann ki Baat' programme, a Lucknow-based 'dastango' (storyteller) is all set to represent India at a special event being organized by the Harvard University on October 8.

Paddy procurement going on smoothly despite Covid pandemim: Vikramjit Chaudhary

GORAYA/PHILLAUR: Like the Punjab Government had successfully purchased every grain of wheat despite COVID-19 pandemic, the government has again made all the necessary arrangements for the paddy procurement season and entire harvest would be purchased from the farmers, said former Punjab Youth Congress President and Phillaur assembly constituency incharge Vikramjit Singh Chaudhary during his visit to Goraya grain market to take stock of procurement preparations.

Soldier injured in Pakistan's ceasefire violation

SRINAGAR: A soldier was injured in Pakistani firing with small firearms and long-range mortars in another LoC ceasefire violation in Macchil Sector in north Kashmir's Kupwara district, the Army said on Monday.

CBI: We are conducting probe into Sushant case professionally

NEW DELHI: Days after Vikas Singh, lawyer of Sushant Singh Rajput's family, sought updates in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) investigation, the federal agency on Monday said it was conducting the probe looking at all angles in a professional manner.

BSF foils Pak infiltration bid in J&K

JAMMU: A major infiltration bid was foiled on Sunday by the Border Security Force (BSF) on the international border (IB) in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

ITBP dog 'Sophia' foils IED blast in Chhattisgarh, saves lives

RAJNANDGON: A specially-trained sniffer dog engaged in the bomb disposal squad of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) saved many lives on Sunday by successfully detecting an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) planted by suspected Maoists on an under-construction road in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon district.

Moon condoles death of S.Korean official

SEOUL: South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Monday expressed his condolences and offered a public apology over the death of a civil servant in a shooting by North Korean troops, calling it a "regrettable and unfortunate" incident.

Congress MP files PIL in SC seeking directions to quash farm Bills

NEW DELHI: Congress MP from Kerala T.N. Prathapan has moved a PIL in the Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the farm Bills recently passed by Parliament.

Now, Karnataka's Cong MLA Patil tests corona positive

BENGALURU: A day after a Congress lawmaker in Karnataka tested positive for coronavirus, another party MLA HK Patil has been found infected, a party official said on Monday.

Delhi HC issues notice on 80% reservation of beds in pvt hospitals

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice over the petition moved by the Delhi government challenging the order passed by a single judge bench, which had stayed its order directing private hospitals in the national capital to reserve 80 per cent of the ICU beds for Covid-19 patients.

Cong doing drama on the name of farmers: Prakash Javadekar

NEW DELHI: Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar on Monday attacked the Congress after the Youth Congress workers burnt a tractor near India Gate in protest against the farm laws.

Youth injured at Anantnag encounter site succumbs

SRINAGAR: One person injured in a late explosion at an encounter site in South Kashmir's Anantnag district three days back, has succumbed to his injuries, officials said on Monday.

K'taka Bandh evokes good response in early hours

BENGALURU: A day-long Karnataka Bandh (state wide shutdown) called by several farmers, Dalits and pro-Kannada organisations against the passage of agriculture related Bills in Parliament on Monday saw protesters engaged in efforts to make it a success across the state.

Punjab Youth Cong workers set tractor ablaze near India Gate

NEW DELHI:  A day after President Ram Nath Kovind signed the Agriculture Bill's and made them laws, the Punjab Youth Congress workers on Monday set ablaze a tractor in the high security India Gate area to protest against the contentious legislation.

Now politics begin over Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura

LUCKNOW:  Two days after a civil suit was filed in a Mathura court, seeking ownership of the entire 13.37 acres of Krishna Janambhoomi land in the temple town and removal of the Shahi Idgah Masjid, politics has begun in right earnest on the issue.

NCB chief Asthana in Mumbai, apprised of developments in case

MUMBAI: With the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) questioning several top Bollywood divas as part of its investigation into the drug angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death, the drug law enforcement agency's chief Rakesh Asthana arrived in Mumbai on Sunday to take stock of the probe.

Uyghur Muslims denied fasting during Ramzan by Chinese regime: Isa

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: President of the World Uyghur Congress, Dolkan Isa, who is in exile in Germany has said that the Muslim population of China are not even allowed fasting in the holy month of Ramzan and are "forcefully fed through community kitchens".

Imran wants UN peacekeeping force sent to Kashmir

UNITED NATIONS: During his speech in the high-level session of the United Nations General Assembly that was met by an Indian walkout, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday requested the Security Council to intervene with a UN force in Kashmir.

India walks out of UNGA protesting Imran's diatribe

UNITED NATIONS: The Indian delegate at the United Nations General Assembly session on Friday walked out in protest when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan began attacking India in his speech at the high-level meeting.

BJP's Team Nadda declared, BJP readying next-gen

NEW DELHI: The much-anticipated Team Nadda has been declared finally. Three ex-Chief Ministers have been accommodated as BJP Vice Presidents while there has been a major overhaul among national general secretaries with many significant names dropped and new faces given a chance. Many young turks with strong articulation skills have also been given a shot to prove their mettle.

Over Rs 21 cr disbursed to Delhi riots victims, 185 claims still pending

NEW DELHI: After wide-spread violence ravaged the national capital and led to death of 53 people and colossal property destruction, the Delhi government has settled over 1,661 claims sought by riots victims amounting to over 21 crore.

Pak resorts to unprovoked ceasefire violation on LoC

JAMMU: Pakistan army on Saturday targeted Indian positions by using small arms and mortars on the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district, officials said.

Bihar Assembly polls in 3 phases from Oct 28 to Nov 7, counting on Nov 10

NEW DELHI: The elections for the 243 Assembly seats of Bihar will take place in three phases between October 28 and November 7. The counting of votes will be on November 10, the Election Commission said on Friday.

32 MPs ask Prez to disband expert committee to study Indian culture

CHENNAI: Thirty two Members of Parliament (MP) belonging to different parties have written to President Ram Nath Kovind to advise the Central government to disband the expert committee set up by the Union Ministry of Culture.

Pappu Yadav launches party manifesto after filing an affidavit

PATNA: The Jan Adhikar Party headed by Rajesh Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav on Thursday claimed that voters will not allow Gujarati CM in Bihar any longer.

Farmer bodies gear up for 'Bandh' on Friday

NEW DELHI:  Over two dozen farmer organisations have announced support to the 'Bandh' call on Friday to protest against the farm Bills passed by Parliament amid massive protests from 18 political parties.

Salman Khurshid, Prashant Bhushan named in Delhi riots charge sheet's disclosure statements

NEW DELHI: From politicians to lawyers and activists, names of various prominent personalities have come up in the charge sheet filed by the Delhi Police in the Delhi riots case. This includes the name of Congress leader Salman Khurshid and advocate Prashant Bhushan.

Madras HC grants 30 day parole to Rajiv Gandhi's assassin Perarivalan

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Thursday granted 30-day parole to Perarivalan, an assassin of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.