India

UP MLA, wife, son booked for grabbing house, threats

BHADOHI(Uttar Pradesh): Gyanpur MLA Vijay Mishra, his wife Ramlali Mishra, and their son Vishnu Mishra have been booked by the district police on charges of grabbing property and intimidation on his relative's complaint.

SpiceJet operates first long-haul wide-body charter flight to Canada

NEW DELHI: Airline major SpiceJet on Saturday became the first Indian budget carrier to operate a long-haul wide-body charter flight to North America.

Lawyer found hanging from tree in UP district

SANT KABIR NAGAR (UP): The body of a 55-year-old lawyer was found hanging from a mango tree near a village in Sant Kabir Nagar district on Saturday.

Bikru accused makes a dramatic surrender

KANPUR: In a dramatic incident, one of the accused in the Bikru massacre where eight policemen had been killed on July 3, appeared at the Chaubeypur police station on Saturday, wearing a placard around his neck.

Man shot at in Delhi over monetary dispute

NEW DELHI: A 30-year-old man received bullet injury during a scuffle over a monetary issue in West Delhi's Janakpuri area, police said on Saturday.

Bangamata's decision at a crucial phase changed the history: Hasina

DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said a correct decision by her mother -- Bangamata Fazilatunnesa Mujib, at a crucial period changed the country's political history.

3 dead in fire at hotel turned Covid care centre in Andhra

VIJAYAWADA: At least three persons were killed on Sunday in a fire that broke out at a hotel turned Covid-19 care centre here, officials said.

Kozhikode flight tried to land once before final skid on runway

NEW DELHI: The ill-fated Air India Express flight from Dubai to Kozhikode tried to land amid heavy rains and low visibility at around 16 minutes before it landed and skidded off the table top runway causing a major accident.

Weapons shortage a big issue for militants in J&K, says DGP

SRINAGAR: Militants in Jammu and Kashmir have been facing a shortage of weapons despite Pakistan's attempts to provide arms to various terrorist organisations active in the valley, Director General of Police (Jammu and Kashmir) Dilbag Singh said on completion of one year of the abrogation of Article 370 in the former state.

Now, Rajasthan BJP sends 18-20 MLAs to Gujarat

JAIPUR: It is not only the Congress that fears poaching of its MLAs by the BJP in Rajasthan, but also the latter which wishes to keep its flock intact. Close on the heels of the Congress sending its MLAs to plush hotels, the desert state's opposition party is busy packing off 18-20 MLAs to BJP-ruled Gujarat.

Sexual assault case: Cong women activists protest outside CM's residence

NEW DELHI: Women activists of the Congress on Saturday staged a demonstration outside Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence here over the issue of women's safety.

Kerala activist Rehana Fathima surrenders in obscenity case

ERNAKULAM(Kerala): A day after the apex court rejected her plea against the Kerala High Court order denying her anticipatory bail in a case under the POCSO Act and IT Act over her controversial video, woman activist Rehana Fathima surrendered before the police on Saturday evening.

Family, friends of Kerala crash pilot find his demise 'hard to believe'

MUMBAI: Family, friends and relatives of Captain Deepak V.

Thak Thak gang members behind viral robbery video nabbed
NEW DELHI:The Delhi police nabbed the Thak Thak gang members involved in a robbery case of July 21.
Aviation Ministry, DGCA were forewarned in 2011 about dangers in Kozhikode runway

NEW DELHI: Precious lives have been lost in the Air India Express runway mishap on Friday evening, but the Ministry of Civil Aviation, the Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) and the Airports Authority of India (AAI) had been alerted about the dangers associated with the runway of the Kozhikode airport as far back as in 2011.

Nepalese priest condemns Oli's statement on Lord Ram's birthplace
AYODHYA: The Nepalese priest who performed the bhumi pujan rituals for the construction of the Ram Mandir here on August 5, strongly criticised Nepal Prime Minister K.
Goa oppn MLA questions shortening of Mopa airport runway

PANAJI: Hours after an Air India Express flight crashed in Kerala, an opposition MLA in Goa on Saturday expressed concern over a July decision to reduce the length of a runway at the upcoming Mopa greenfield airport in the coastal state.

Civilian injured in Pakistan shelling on J&K LoC succumbs

JAMMU: A 65-year-old man injured in Pakistan shelling on the Line of Control (LoC) on Friday in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, succumbed overnight, taking the toll of civilians killed in the flare up to two, officials said on Saturday.

DGCA, Air India, Air India Express officials reach Kozhikode

CHENNAI: Investigating officials from Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau (AAIB), top officials of Air India and Air India Express have reached Kozhikode from New Delhi on Saturday, said Air India Express.

FIR against 6 in Gurugram for flouting norms on EWS flats sale

FIR against 6 in Gurugram for flouting norms on EWS flats saleGURUGRAM: An FIR has been registered here against six persons for allegedly flouting norms on the re-selling of EWS category flats, police said.

MLAs' phones were never tapped: Rajasthan Police

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Police on Friday clarified that they did not tap the phones of any MLA or MP.

NSUI seeks action against ABVP President for harassing woman

NEW DELHI: The National Students' Union of India (NSUI) on Friday submitted a memorandum to Union ministers Smriti Irani and Nirmala Sitharaman, seeking action against Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) national president Subbiah Shanmugam for his involvement in a harassment case.

15 dead, over 60 missing in Kerala landslide

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Heavy rain followed by a landslide at Rajamalai in Idukki district on Thursday night has left atleast 15 persons dead, including a child, and more than 60 others are reported missing, a police official said on Friday.

NEP shifts focus from 'What to Think' to 'How to Think': Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that the new National Education Policy (NEP) will change the focus from 'What to Think' to 'How to Think'.

Railways moves to end practice of appointing bungalow peons

NEW DELHI:In order to cut on operational cost, the Indian Railways is set to end the practice of appointing telephone attendants-cum-dak khalasis (TADKs) or bungalow peons deployed at the residences of senior officials.

Health department to conduct walk-in-interview for 323 posts of medical officers

CHANDIGARH:To overcome the shortage of Specialists during COVID-19 pandemic, the Health & Family Welfare would conduct the walk-in-interview to fill 323 posts of Medical Officers (Specialists) on a regular basis.

Gehlot govt's new notification allows Raje to stay in Jaipur bungalow

JAIPUR: Amid the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's government recently brought in a new notification which permits former CM Vasundhara Raje to continue staying in the much-controversial bungalow number 13 in Civil Lines in Jaipur.

Bengaluru police arrest gangster Ravi Pujari's associate

BENGALURU:Iqlaq Qureshi, an associate of captured gangster Ravi Pujari, has been arrested for his role in the 2007 Shabnam Developers case, an official said on Friday.

Amid security alert, visitors entry banned at airports from Aug 12

NEW DELHI:The Bureau of Civil Aviation Security (BCAS) has sounded a security alert for airports and other civil aviation installations ahead of Independence Day celebrations, following continuous threat perception received from central security agencies.

PFI members held for posting provocative social media posts

BAHRAICH(UP):Three persons,including a doctor, associated with Popular Front of India (PFI) and Social Democratic Party of India (SDPI) have been arrested for their provocative social media posts on the day of Ram temple 'Bhumi Pujan'.

Audio clip of conversation between cops minutes before Bikru ambush

LUCKNOW:Nearly a month after Kanpur's notorious gangster Vikas Dubey was put down in an encounter, an audio clip of a conversation between slain circle officer Devendra Mishra and Kanpur SP (Rural) Brijesh Srivastava has gone viral on the social media. They were part of the team that was ambushed and butchered by Dubey's men a week before his death.

SC surprised on PIL against 2008 agreement between Cong, CPC

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday expressed surprise at a PIL seeking directions to National Investigation Agency (NIA)/CBI to investigate the 2008 agreement between Indian National Congress (INC) and the Communist Party of China (CPC) for exchanging high-level information and for cooperation between them under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

PRAHAR calls for fast track implementation of EIA 2020

NEW DELHI:An NGO, PRAHAR has lauded the Environment Ministry for coming up with the new progressive draft of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) 2020 and has urged the government to fast track its approval and implementation.

B'desh police arrests 8 members of 2 human trafficking rings

DHAKA: The Bangladesh police's elite Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) and the Detective Branch (DB) arrested eight members of two human trafficking rings in separate drives in the capital city of Dhaka.

Pilatus deal: ED searches at 14 locations in PMLA case

NEW DELHI:The Enforcement Directorate (ED) is conducting searches at 14 locations within India in connection with its probe into the 2009 deal worth Rs 2,893 crore for the supply of 75 Pilatus PC-7 basic trainer aircraft, officials said on Friday.

SC junks Kerala activist's plea against POCSO charges

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Friday junked a plea filed by Kerala activist Rehana Fathima to challenge a High Court order that rejected her petition against a case registered under the POCSO Act and IT Act over her controversial video.

New education policy foundation of 21st century 'new India': PM

NEW DELHI:The new National Education Policy (NEP) is the foundation of a 'new India', Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday, adding that the policy will help close the gap between education and research.

Mathura bans entry of outsiders during Janmashtami

MATHURA(UP):The Mathura administration has banned the entry of outsiders in the district for three days between August 11 and 13 when Janmashtami celebrations will take place.

Handloom Day: Modi urges people to be 'Vocal for Handmade'

NEW DELHI:On National Handloom Day on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi saluted those associated with the handloom and handicrafts sector and urged people to strengthen efforts towards a self-reliant India.

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