Saturday, August 13, 2022


BJP questions Kejirwal’s Rs 1000 promise to Gujarat women

CHANDIGARH:The Bharatiya Janata Party today reminded Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal about his promise made to women in Punjab before elections that his government will give them a monthly stipend of Rs 1000 each.

Punjab Water Resources Minister urges people not to dispose of carcasses in any waterbody

Assam CM urges Aamir Khan to postpone his visit to state

GUWAHATI:Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma has urged Bollywood actor Aamir Khan who expressed his willingness to visit the state on the eve of Independence Day to plan the trip after the conclusion of 'Har Ghar Tiranga' celebrations.

K'taka: Ruling BJP withholds appointment of Paresh Mesta murder accused to Wakf board

UTTARA KANNADA: The BJP-led Karnataka government on Friday withheld appointment of Paresh Mesta murder accused to Wakf board after its order drew condemnation by party activists and Hindu organisations.

HC urged to review decision to include ED in PIL on Trinamool leaders' assets

KOLKATA: Three ministers of the West Bengal cabinet approached the Calcutta High Court on Friday with a plea to review and reconsider the court's earlier decision directing the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to be party to a public interest litigation (PIL) on the growth of assets of 19 Trinamool Congress leaders including a number of state government ministers.

Top JeM financier using FB, Telegram, YouTube to sow hatred among Muslims in India

NEW DELHI: Farhatullah Ghauri, a terrorist recruiter and financier for Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), has been using a network of accounts on Facebook, Telegram and YouTube to call on Muslims in India to revolt against the country, a detailed investigation by artificial Intelligence (AI) startup Logically has found.

HC's ACB shutdown order: Karnataka govt to seek legal opinion

BENGALURU: The Karnataka government has sought the opinion of its Legal Department in connection with the High Court order nullifying the order for setting up the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) and restoring all powers to the Lokayukta.

Will contest Assembly polls under Bommai's leadership: Arun Singh

NEW DELHI: Amid the speculation on change of guard in the state, BJP's Karnataka in-charge and general secretary Arun Singh on Friday said that the party will contest the next assembly election under the leadership of Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai.

Army pays tribute to soldiers killed while foiling suicide attack in J&K

JAMMU: The Army paid rich tributes on Friday to the gallant soldiers who died in the line of duty while foiling the suicide attack by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri.

'Jungle Raj' returns in Bihar: BJP

NEW DELHI: Referring to recent incidents of crime after formation of 'Grand Alliance' government in Bihar, the BJP on Friday said that 'jungle raj' has returned in the state.

Nigerian held in Hyderabad for drug peddling

HYDERABAD: The sleuths of the Hyderabad Narcotic Enforcement Wing (H-NEW), along with Narayanguda police, apprehended a Nigerian for drug peddling, an official said on Friday.

Policeman injured in J&K terror attack

SRINAGAR: A special police officer (SPO) was injured in a militant attack on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Anantnag district.

BJP appoints new bosses for Maha, Mumbai

MUMBAI: The Bharatiya Janata Party has appointed former ministers Chandrashekhar Bawankule and Ashish Shelar as chief of the party's Maharashtra and Mumbai units, respectively, according to an announcement.

Muharram stabbing case: Entry of Sri Rama Sena chief banned in Gadag

GADAG: Authorities on Friday banned Sri Rama Sena chief Pramod Muthalik's entry to Karnataka's Gadag district saying his visit might disturb the peace in the area.

'Unclaimed money of investors, depositors is accessible to legal heirs', SC issues notice on Sucheta Dalal's plea

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the Centre, RBI and others on a plea by journalist Sucheta Dalal pertaining to unclaimed money of investors and depositors, which has been taken by various regulators and remains inaccessible to rightful legal heirs.

SP leader Swami Prasad Maurya to file defamation case against Noida Police chief

LUCKNOW: Former BJP minister and now Samajwadi Party (SP) leader, Swami Prasad Maurya has said that he will soon file a defamation case against the Noida Police Commissioner, who had announced that he (Maurya) had provided a VIP car pass to self-proclaimed leader Shrikant Tyagi, without investigating the matter.

TRS MLC Kavitha ties rakhi to brother KTR

HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao's daughter and legislator K. Kavitha celebrated Raksha Bandhan on Friday by tying rakhi to her brother and state minister K. T. Rama Rao.

Centre using Guv to topple Left govt in Kerala: Kodiyeri Balakrishnan

THIRUVANANTHAPUR: The Centre is using Governor Arif Mohammad Khan to destablise the ruling Left government in Kerala, CPI-M state secretary Kodiyeri Balakrishnan alleged on Friday.

CBI files 2nd supplementary charge sheet in Assam chit fund fraud case

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBl) on Friday said that they have filed the second supplementary charge sheet in a case relating to a chit fund fraud case before the Court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Kamrup (M), Guwahati against the then Managing Director and three then Directors of a private Group of Companies.

Cong promises loan waiver to farmers in Gujarat

AHMEDABAD: The Congress on Friday promised a loan waiver in farm/agriculture loans of up to Rs 3 lakh if it comes to power in Gujarat.

Bihar Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav to meet Sonia

NEW DELHI: Bihar deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav will be meeting Congress interim President Sonia Gandhi on Friday, the first time after the formation of a coalition government in the state, sources said.

Odisha CM inaugurates 2 irrigation projects worth Rs 1,508 cr

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday inaugurated two irrigation projects worth Rs 1,508 crore in Mayurbhanj district, which will provide irrigation facilities to more than 27,000 hectares of land, benefiting more than 2.5 lakh farmers.

Woman moves Delhi HC to stop her close friend's travel for Euthanasia

NEW DELHI: A 49-year-old woman from Kerala has approached the Delhi High Court to cancel the emigration clearance of her close friend, a 48-year-old man from Noida, who is allegedly planning to travel abroad for Euthanasia (Physician-assisted suicide).

Why is govt silent on 'Gajak' culture: Cong counters 'Rewari' jibe

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday attacked the Centre over the writing off loans amounting to Rs 10 lakh crore and termed it as the "Gajak culture".

TN: After arrest of abuser, PETA India renews call for seizure of temple elephant

CHENNAI: A sustained campaign by animal rights activists has finally led to the arrest of a mahout who was caught on video, cruelly beating an elephant named Jetmalyatha.

Sulli deals case: SC issues notice on Aumkareshwar Thakur's plea to club FIRs

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice on a plea by Aumkareshwar Thakur, who allegedly created the Sulli Deals mobile application, seeking to club all FIRs against him.

With Kerala Lok Ayukta getting back its power, touch and go for Pinarayi Vijayan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Consequent to Kerala Governor Arif Mohammed Khan failing to sign 11 Ordinances for re-promulgation, the Lok Ayukta will pronounce its verdict in a case against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan for mishandling the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund.

Bengal coal smuggling case: Assets of some IAS, IPS officers under ED scanner

KOLKATA: The assets of some of the eight Indian Police Service (IPS) officers and five Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers from West Bengal, who have been summoned by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to New Delhi for questioning in the coal smuggling case, are under the scanner of the central agency.

J&K LG flags off 'Har Ghar Tiranga' rally at Dal Lake in Srinagar

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday flagged off the 'Har Ghar Tiranga' rally at the iconic Dal Lake in Srinagar.

Jahangirpuri violence accused gets interim bail on humanitarian grounds

NEW DELHI: A court here has granted bail to an accused in the Jahangirpuri violence case on humanitarian grounds after his submission that there was no one in the family to look after his wife whose delivery is due after August 20.

88-yr-old 'Tara' hogs limelight on World Elephant Day

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM : On the occasion of World Elephant Day, 88-year-old elephant 'Tara', who has been with the Guruvayoor Devasom for the past 64 years and taken care of like a baby owing to the advanced age, is the cynosure of all eyes.

Stalin announces Rs 20L solatium to kin of soldier killed in Kashmir gunfight

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin has announced a solatium of Rs 20 lakh to the family of soldier Lakshmanan. D (24), who was killed in a gunfight with the terrorists at Pargal in Jammu and Kashmir's Rajouri district.

Gandhi's Soldiers: They defied the Raj and ran their own 'jatiya sarkar'

A bustling port town of antiquity visited by the Chinese monk-travellers Fa-hien, Hsuan-tsang, and Yi Jing, celebrated in ancient Sanskrit literature, notably in the works of Dandin and Kalidas, Tamralipta (now Tamluk, in the Purba Medinipur district of West Bengal) was resurrected from obscurity during the Quit India Movement, when it became the seat of a 'jatiya sarkar' (national government) that lasted for nearly 21 months and was disbanded only after Mahatma Gandhi asked its founders to do so.

Suspected hooch kills 4 in Bihar's Saran district

PATNA: Four people were killed and several others fell ill after they consumed suspected spurious liquor in Bhualpur village of Bihar's Saran district, officials said on Friday.

Alert patrolman averts major train disaster in Pune ghats

MUMBAI: An alert patrolman averted a possible railway mega-disaster with boulders breaking loose from the hills and hurtling on to the rail tracks in the western ghats near Lonavala, early on Friday, an official said.

Modi expresses happiness on rise in elephant reserves in last 8 years

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday lauded the efforts of 'Elephant' conservationists on the occasion of 'World Elephant Day'.

Supertech twin towers demolition: SC grants an additional week to Noida authority

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday agreed with Noida authority submissions seeking an additional bandwidth of August 29-September 4 for demolition of Supertech twin towers in case of any circumstances delaying the demolition on August 28.

Banda boat tragedy: Yogi announces financial aid for victims' kin

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of Rs four lakh each to the families of Banda boat tragedy victims.

Techie, teacher die by suicide in Telangana

HYDERABAD: A software engineer and a government teacher allegedly committed suicide in two separate incidents in Telangana, police said.

Cattle smuggling case: CBI summons 2 doctors on bed rest advice to Anubrata Mondal

KOLKATA: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the cattle smuggling case in West Bengal has now summoned two doctors attached to Bolpur Sub- Division Hospital in Birbhum district in connection with the 14-day bed rest medical advice, which Trinamool Congress leader Anubrata Mondal tried to use as shield to escape the central agency summons for interrogation.