Sunday, June 11, 2023


If Godse is India's good son so are Veerapan, Vijay Malya, Dawood Ibrahim: JD(U) MLC

PATNA: A day after Union minister Giriraj Singh stirred a controversy by calling Mahatma Gandhi's killer Nathuram Godse a good son of India, JD(U) chief spokesperson Neeraj Kumar on Saturday shot back saying by this metric even Veerapan, Vijay Malya, Dawood Ibrahim and dacoits of Chambals are.

Assam, Manipur CM's hold meetings in Imphal over violence

IMPHAL: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday held a series of meetings in Imphal with his Manipur counterpart N. Biren Singh and various other bodies and civil society organisations about the ethnic violence in the state that has so far killed 105 people and injured over 320 others since it first broke out on May 3.

Cong ridicules BJP's 'Acche Din slogan' after ex-UK PM Boris Johnson quits as MP

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday mounted an attack on the BJP-led NDA government at the Centre after former British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, in a surprising move, quit as an MP.

Bihar BJP chief compares Rahul to Osama bin Laden

PARIS: In a scathing attack, Bihar BJP chief Samrat Chaudhary on Saturday likened Congress leader Rahul Gandhi to slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, saying that by just growing a beard, one cannot become the Prime Minister of a country.

J.P. Nadda offers prayers at Tirumala temple

TIRUPATI: BJP national president J.P. Nadda began his day-long visit to Andhra Pradesh on Saturday by offering prayers at the Sri Venkateswara temple in Tirumala.

Centre constitutes Peace Committee for Manipur

NEW DELHI: To bring normalcy in the violence-hit Manipur, the Central government on Saturday said that it has constituted a Peace Committee with the state's Governor Anusuiya Uikey as the Chairperson.

Sharad Pawar names Supriya Sule, Praful Patel as NCP's new Working Presidents

MUMBAI: In a major political announcement, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) President Sharad Pawar on Saturday named senior leader Praful Patel and his daughter Supriya Sule as the new Working Presidents of the party.

Split likely in political legacy of Cong leader Ahmed Patel as son Faisal leans towards BJP

BHARUCH: Politics in Gujarat is witnessing a significant shift with Faisal Patel, the son of late Congress leader Ahmed Patel, inclining towards the BJP, even as his sister Mumtaz gears up for a political debut as a Congress candidate.

Kejriwal accuses BJP, Congress of copying AAP's manifesto

NEW DELHI: Shortly after Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan launched the 'Mukhyamantri Ladli Behna Scheme', Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed on Saturday that the BJP and the Congress were following the path shown by AAP.

Will 'Ladli Behna Yojna' re-establish Shivraj in MP?

BHOPAL: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Saturday sought BJP leader Uma Bharti's blessings at her residence before leaving for Jabalpur to launch the ambitious women-centric financial scheme 'Ladli Behna Yojana' ahead of the Assembly polls.

Kurmis adopt two-pronged strategy for Bengal panchayat polls

KOLKATA: Kurmi leaders in West Bengal have adopted a two-pronged strategy for the upcoming panchayat polls in the state, with part of it directed towards the ruling Trinamool Congress.

Telangana BJP pins hopes on Amit Shah's June 15 public meeting

HYDERABAD: Rattled by the drubbing in last month's Karnataka Assembly elections and worried over its likely impact on Telangana polls, the BJP leaders in Telangana are looking forward to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit to the state on June 15 to motivate the party cadres.

Gujarat ATS arrests 4 IS affiliates from Porbandar

PORBANDAR: The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Gujarat Police has arrested four Islamic State (IS) affiliates after it dismanted a module of the terrorist group in the coastal town of Porbandar.

BJP MLA gets relief from HC over controversial remarks against K'taka CM

BENGALURU: BJP MLA from Belthangady constituency of Dakshina Kannada, Harish Poonja, who had stirred a controversy by claiming that Chief Minister Siddaramaiah got 24 Hindu activists killed, got relief from the Karnataka High Court on Friday.

Balasore train tragedy: Sushil Modi slams Nitish for 'failing' to help victims

PATNA: BJP senior leader and Rajya Sabha MP Sushil Kumar Modi slammed Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for "failing" to help the victims of Balasore train tragedy.

Delhi court sends man to 10-day ED custody in PFI-related money laundering case

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has sent a man arrested in connection with a money laundering investigation involving the banned Popular Front of India (PFI) to custody of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) till June 18.

Delhi liquor policy case: SC cuts short interim bail granted by HC to Raghav Magunta

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday modified the Delhi High Court order, which granted 15-day interim bail to Raghav Magunta, son of YSR Congress Party MP Magunta Srinivasulu Reddy.

Odisha CM Patnaik drops Higher Education Minister Rohit Pujari from ministry

BHUBANESWAR: Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday dropped Higher Education Minister Rohit Pujari from the council of ministers.

SC seeks report from Madras HC on lack of women toilets at Nilgiris court complex

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Madras High Court registry to file a detailed report in connection with measures taken on the issue of lack of toilets for women lawyers on the Nilgiris Court Complex in Ooty, Tamil Nadu.

Kharge, Rahul to attend Oppn meeting in Patna on June 23

NEW DELHI: Even as the first meeting of the like-minded opposition parties scheduled for June 12 got cancelled, the Congress on Friday said its president Mallikarjun Kharge and senior leader Rahul Gandhi will attend the meeting on June 23 in Patna.

China needs to be confronted strategically together: Kharge

NEW DELHI: While attacking the Centre over a media report claiming Chinese infrastructure construction near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) on the Uttarakhand border, Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge on Friday said that Beijing "should be confronted strategically together and not by making hollow boasts".

BSP to project Mayawati as PM candidate

LUCKNOW: The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has decided to project its party chief Mayawati as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.

Three trains cancelled due to restoration work in Odisha

HYDERABAD: The South Central Railway has announced cancellation of three trains and diversion of Howrah-Secunderabad train in view of ongoing restoration works at Bahanaga Bazar station of Kharagpur-Bhadrak section of South Eastern Railway following last week's train accident.

SC refuses urgent listing of plea challenging Internet shutdown in Manipur

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to urgently list a plea challenging the Internet shutdown in violence-hit Manipur since May 3.

'Who are offspring of Godse and Apte', Owaisi's retort to Fadnavis

HYDERABAD: Taking strong exception to 'Aurangzeb ki aulad' remark of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi asked him "who are the offspring of Nathuram Godse and Narayan Apte, the killers of Mahatma Gandhi".

Lack of witnesses not enough to let accused off the hook in POCSO cases: Meghalaya HC

GUWAHATI: Lack of witnesses in sexual assault cases brought under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offence Act (POCSO Act) cannot be a defence used to absolve the guilty in such situations, the Meghalaya High Court recently ruled.

Can Shashi Tharoor step into seasoned Congressman Oomen Chandy's shoes?

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: With an ailing Oomen Chandy keeping away from active politics owing to his health condition, a reshuffle in leadership appears imminent in the Kerala unit of Congress.

K'taka youth kills granny, drives around the city with body in car

MYSURU: The Karnataka Police have cracked the murder case of a 75-year-old woman and arrested her grandson on charges of killing her. The probe revealed that the accused had kept the body in his car throughout the day of murder before disposing it of, police said on Friday.

Earthquake of 3.7 magnitude felt in Assam

GUWAHATI: An earthquake of 3.7 magnitude was felt in Assam on Friday. No reports of loss of life or damage to property have been received yet.

Feel the spirit of Raksha Bandhan in Punjab with

Raksha Bandhan, a traditional Hindu festival, celebrates the eternal bond of love between brothers and sisters. Punjab, known for its rich cultural heritage, takes this celebration to new heights with vibrant traditions and customs. In Punjab, Rakhi is not just a thread but a symbol of love, protection, and solidarity.  

Won't sit quiet if Cong changes quota: K'taka BJP

BENGALURU: Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah's announcement to accept the socio-economic caste survey and to provide facilities to various communities based on the report has triggered a controversy.

Karunanidhi's 'Pen Monument' to be inaugurated on Aug 7: Stalin

CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister and DMK President, M.K. Stalin has said that the 'Pen Monument' in memory of late Chief Minister and DMK supremo, M. Karunanidhi, will be inaugurated on August 7.

BJP clueless on how to counter oppn unity, says Tejashwi

PATNA: Bihar's Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav on Thursday claimed that BJP leaders were clueless on how to counter a strong opposition unity in the country.

Mother alone does not have right over child: Delhi HC in Shikhar Dhawan's case

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court has ordered Aesha Mukerji, the estranged wife of cricketer Shikhar Dhawan, to bring their nine-year-old son to India for a family gathering observing that a mother alone does not possess exclusive rights over a child.

Virtual Numbers for SMS — the Solution to the Security Problems of Personal Data

Nowadays, more and more people are using mobile devices in almost all areas of life. In addition to being able to communicate normally, many online services and applications require the user to confirm their identity through their phone number by sending a text message with a confirmation code. 

No normalcy in relations with China until borders not peaceful: Jaishankar

NEW DELHI: External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar on Thursday said that China tried to coerce India in 2020 during the Galwan stand-off by violating agreements, so unless there was peace on the borders, there cannot be normalcy in bilateral relations.

S'pre Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam running for prez polls

SINGAPORE: Tharman Shanmugaratnam, a Senior Minister from Singapore's ruling People's Action Party (PAP), on Thursday announced his intention to run in the presidential election this year, while also informing Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong of his decision to retire from politics and all other positions in the incumbent government.

Security at Yogi's residence to be enhanced

LUCKNOW: The security of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's official residence on Kalidas Marg, is being upgraded following recent threats.

Vet Varsity Celebrates World Environment Day

LUDHIANA: National Level Awareness Campaign on Eco-Responsible Aquaculture was conducted by College of Fisheries (COF), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) on the occasion of World Environment Day (WED) to create awareness about environment protection and eco-responsibility.

NCP to Maha DGP: Women cops must interact with hostelites, keep an eye on male staff

MUMBAI: Two days after the rape and murder of an 18-year-old girl in a government-run Savitridevi Phule Women's Hostel, the NCP led a delegation to the Director General of Police (DGP) Rajnish Seth and submitted a memorandum of demands, here on Thursday.