Tuesday, October 03, 2023

Goa Police book one for objectionable remarks against Lord Ram on FB

PANAJI: Goa Police on Monday registered an offence against one Facebook profile for posting objectionable remarks against Lord Ram, police officer said.

Security forces start anti-terror operation in J&K’s Rajouri

JAMMU:The security forces on Monday started a massive anti-militancy operation in J&K’s Rajouri district.

Why India must continue to engage with Maldives despite election of pro-China President

NEW DELHI: Mohamed Muizzu, Progressive Party of Maldives (PPM)-People's National Congress (PNC) coalition candidate has been elected the President of Maldives. Muizzu defeated incumbent Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, who was known for being close to India. The 45-year-old Muizzu won 54.06 per cent of the vote in the run-off contest.

Decade later, man acquitted of dowry-related suicide charges in AIIMS doctor's case

NEW DELHI: In a turn of events, a Delhi court has acquitted Paras Khanna, a doctor, of a dowry-related suicide charges more than a decade after his wife, Varnika, tragically took her own life in August 2013 within the premises of AIIMS.

Are depositors of cooperative banks in Kerala under duress?

Thiruvananthapuram:With a few cooperative banks in Trissur and one in the state capital city in trouble and hapless depositors running from pillar to post to get back their money, a question mark has arisen over the sector.

CM Chouhan’s emotional speech in home district gives rise to speculation of him being sidelined

BHOPAL: Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan's emotional appeal to the people of his home district, Sehore, that they will remember him after he leaves, has led to speculation of him being sidelined.

BJP to hold six mega meets for Dalit in U.P

LUCKNOW: The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh will hold six mega meetings across the state to publicise various initiatives that the "double engine governments" at the Centre and in the state have undertaken for Dalits.

Electric car gutted in fire in B'luru, narrow escape for two occupants

BENGALURU: Two persons travelling in an electric car had a narrow escape when the vehicle caught fire in the middle of the road in Bengaluru.

Gandhinagar's panchayat training centre to be named after PM Modi

GANDHINAGAR: The Panchayat Training Centre situated in Gujarat capital is set to undergo a transformation as it will soon be known as the 'Narendra Modi Panchayat Raj Evam Gramin Vikas Sansthan.'

Rajnath leads cleanliness, plantation activities at Delhi Cantt

NEW DELHI: As part of ‘Swachhata Hi Sewa’ campaign, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday led a special cleanliness programme in Delhi Cantonment.

NIA bares links between Gurugram gangster Kaushal Chaudhary, Arsh Dalla

NEW DELHI: Following the startling revelation of gangsters Lawrance Bishnoi and Davinder Bambhia's ties to Pakistan's ISI and Khalistani separatists, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has also uncovered connections between the notorious Kaushal Chaudhary gang (active in Haryana, especially Gurugram) and the wanted Khalistani supporter and terrorist Arshdeep Singh Gill, a.k.a Arsh Dalla, who is associated with the Bambiha Gang and a member of the Khalistan Tiger Force (KTF)

NIA files supplementary charge sheet against 4 members of CPI (M) in Naresh Bhokta murder case

NEW DELHI: Cracking its whip against the top commanders of the CPI (Maoist), the National Investigation Agency (NIA) filed a supplementary charge sheet against four accused in the Bihar case involving the brutal murder of a civilian, Naresh Singh Bhokta, by the top leaders of proscribed terrorist organisation.

FIR registered against K'taka BJP MP, Cong MLA over Janata Darshan ruckus

Bengaluru: Karnataka Police have registered FIRs against BJP MP Muniswamy and Congress MLA from Bangarpet Narayanaswamy in connection with a public spat they had at the Janata Darshan programme held on September 25.

PM Modi launches 'Sankalp Saptaah' for country's aspirational blocks

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched a week-long programme called 'Sankalp Saptaah' for the country's aspirational blocks at Bharat Mandapam here and urged the state governments and the officials to also note that those who are successful within the block, their future should also be bright as they have the passion to do something.

Andhra HC directs CID not to arrest Lokesh till Oct 4 

Amaravati:The Andhra Pradesh High Court has directed the CID not to arrest Telugu Desam Party (TDP) General Secretary Nara Lokesh in the Skill Development and AP FiberNet scams till October 4.

Change of Guard at India’s Battle Tank Facility in Chennai

CHENNAI: J. Rajesh Kumar is the new Director of Combat Vehicle Research & Development Establishment (CRDVE) here that rolls out India’s battle tanks.

ISKCON sends Rs 100 cr defamation notice to BJP MP Maneka Gandhi

NEW DELHI:Days after BJP MP and former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi stirred a major controversy with her remarks that the International Society for Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is the "biggest cheat" in the country as it sells cows from its gaushalas (cowsheds) to butchers, the society has sent her Rs 100 crore defamation notice to her.

K'taka CM felicitates gold medal-winning Indian blind women's cricket team

BENGALURU: Chief Minister Siddaramaiah felicitated the members of the Indian blind women's cricket team and the blind men's cricket team from Karnataka at the Home Office Krishna on Friday.

Fresh Raj Bhavan-Bengal Secretariat tussle over Guv’s recommendations on VC appointment search panel

KOLKATA: A fresh tussle between Raj Bhavan and the state secretariat in West Bengal has surfaced, and again it is on an issue concerning the vice chancellors (VC) in state universities.

India's resolute stand during Galwan stand-off made world take note of us: Army chief

NEW DELHI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Manoj Pande on Friday said that the resolute and firm manner in which Indian troops stood up to Chinese forces during the Galwan valley stand-off, made the world take note of India's political and military resolve.

Kejriwal reaffirms AAP's commitment to INDIA bloc amid Punjab controversy

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday reaffirmed the AAP's unwavering commitment to the INDIA opposition bloc, despite the ongoing dispute between his party and the Congress in Punjab regarding the arrest of the latter’s firebrand legislator Sukhpal Khaira over drug-related charges.

India’s external debt edges past $629 billion

NEW DELHI: India's external debt rose by $4.7 billion in the April-June quarter to touch the USD 629.1 billion mark, although the debt-GDP ratio declined, RBI data released on Thursday showed.

SC orders police investigation into fabrication of its order

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has directed its registry to initiate criminal action into a case involving fabrication of an order of the apex court.

Delhi HC upholds restriction on prison visits for MCOCA inmates

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has upheld a decision by prison authorities to restrict inmates booked under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) to meeting only their family members and no one else.

Cash-for-school job: Kuntal Ghosh challenges Calcutta HC's order staying joint probe by central, state agencies

KOLKATA: Expelled Trinamool Congress leader and prime accused in the cash-for-school job case in West Bengal Kuntal Ghosh approached the Calcutta High Court challenging stay on a joint probe by central and state agencies for probe into his letters.

NIA files supplementary charge sheet against 4 in Thane fake currency case

NEW DELHI: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a supplementary charge sheet against four accused, including a "designated terrorist", in the Thane fake currency case.

Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad case: SC extends Bombay HC stay on Mahesh Raut bail

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the order granting bail to the Bhima Koregaon-Elgaar Parishad conspiracy case accused Mahesh Raut will not be given effect for another week.

Soldier injured in landmine explosion in J&K’s Rajouri

JAMMU: A soldier was injured in a landmine explosion in J&K’s Rajouri district on Wednesday, officials said.

SC to consider Chandrababu Naidu's plea on Oct 3 after Justice Bhatti recuses from hearing case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court will now hear, on October 3, the plea filed by Telugu Desam Party supremo and former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu against his arrest by the CID in connection with the alleged Skill Development Corporation scam case after Justice S.V. Bhatti on Wednesday recused himself from hearing the matter.

PM Modi criticises former Central govt for non-cooperation to Vibrant Gujarat

Ahmedabad:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hailed the Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit's transformation while recalling the challenging early years when previous Congress-led Central government did not provide cooperation to it.

Janata Darshan ruckus: BJP MP submits complaint against K’taka Minister, MLA & cop to Guv

BENGALURU: BJP MP Muniswamy, representing the Kolar Lok Sabha seat, on Wednesday submitted a complaint to Karnataka Governor Thawar Chand Gehlot against the Congress Minister, Kolar MLA and Superintendent of Police (SP) over the ruckus during Janata Darshan.

Delhi HC quashes sexual harassment case, directs accused to contribute to girls shelter home

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has quashed a sexual harassment case following a settlement between the parties involved, however, it directed the accused to contribute Rs 25,000 worth of woollen blankets to a shelter home for girls here.

Andhra jawan’s body arrives in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: The mortal remains of Lance Naik Purama Goparaju of the Indian Army, who reportedly died of cardiac arrest in the line of duty in Rajasthan, arrived here in Hyderabad.

Delhi HC quashes sexual harassment case, directs accused to contribute to girls shelter home

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has quashed a sexual harassment case following a settlement between the parties involved, however, it directed the accused to contribute Rs 25,000 worth of woollen blankets to a shelter home for girls here.

'Refrain from outdoor cooking practices', FSSAI's advice to sweets manufacturers ahead of festival season

NEW DELHI: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has directed the manufacturers of sweets to refrain from outdoor cooking practices, as they can expose food and raw materials to environmental contaminants and pose risks to food safety.

Jaishankar refutes Trudeau's allegations on Nijjar's killing, says it's not India's policy

NEW DELHI: In a rebuke to the allegations levelled by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over the involvement of India in the murder case of Canada-based pro-Khalistan hardliner Hardeep Singh Nijjar, Externail Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar said "this is not the government of India's policy".

NIA raid on Khalistani supporters in 13 Rajasthan districts

JAIPUR: Teams of the National Investigation Agency (NIA) have reportedly conducted raids in 13 districts in Rajasthan where Khalistani supporters are residing.

‘Publicity interest litigation’, says TN govt in SC on pleas seeking action against Udhayanidhi Stalin

NEW DELHI:The Tamil Nadu government on Wednesday argued before the Supreme Court that PILs seeking action against state Minister Udhayanidhi Stalin are rather in the nature of “publicity interest litigation”.

Khalistani terrorist Pannun plans to create 'democratic republic of Urduistan' to separate Kashmir from India

NEW DELHI: The NIA has alleged that Canada-based Khalistani terrorist Gurpatwant Singh Pannun had planned to create a territory called the ‘democratic republic of Urduistan’ in an attempt to separate Kashmir from India.

PM lauds Indian women's cricket team on winning gold at Asian Games

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated India's women cricket team for winning gold medal at Asian Games 2022.

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