Key India-Nepal border post open, trucks cross after 5 months
Key India-Nepal border post open, trucks cross after 5 months

The Raxaul-Birgunj checkpost, that accounts for more than two-third supply of goods between India and Nepal, seemed to be back in business after a gap of five months as vehicles carrying goods found their entry smoothly into Nepal. The unobstructed flow of vehicles began in the afternoon as business

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  • Have proof that Dawood met PM Modi in Lahore: Azam Khan

    Ghazipur, Feb.6 (ANI): Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Saturday stoked yet another controversy by claiming that he has proof of India's most-wanted gangster Dawood Ibrahim being present during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's surprise meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif in Lahore last year. Breaking all international laws he went to Pakistan and also met Dawood there," Khan said. Khan asserted that he is ready to provide evidence if Prime Minister Modi denies or challenges his claims.

    • ANI
  • Solar scam: Saritha’s Story

    On that brief summer day 22 years ago though, everything seemed to be working out for Saritha. Saritha says a heart attack killed him. Following his death, Saritha told The Sunday Express, her mother Indira took tuitions for schoolchildren and worked as an accountant at a private finance firm to meet the expenses of the family, including Saritha and her younger sister.

    • The Indian Express
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  • IPL 2016 Auction: Complete list of sold players

    Kevin Pietersen sold to Rising Pune Supergiants for Rs. 3.5 crores

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  • Kerala solar scam: Made 1,000 calls to Chandy aide, says Saritha to panel

    Solar panel scam accused Saritha S Nair Friday told the judicial commission probing the case that she made about 1,000 phone calls to Tenni Joppen, a former aide of Kerala CM Oommen Chandy, and around 130 calls to the CM’s official residence in one year. Nair claimed she made 127 calls to Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala’s personal assistant P A Pradosh and met Chennithala to discuss erecting solar lighting solutions in his constituency. The association, she said, had promised to pass a resolution urging the government to install solar panels at all police stations in the state.

    • The Indian Express
  • T20 World Cup 2016, Asia Cup India squads; Yuvraj Singh, Ashish Nehra included, Pawan Negi surprise pick

    The selection committee picked the World T20 and Asia Cup squad in New Delhi on Friday.

    • The Indian Express
  • Australian national suspected to be IS supporter deported from Delhi airport

    In a first, India on Thursday deported an Australian national on “strong indications” that he was an Islamic State supporter. The Indian Express has learnt that a Malay-origin Australian youth, identified as Ahmad Fahim Bin Hamad Awang holding passport N2149807, was detained for questioning on Thursday night after he landed at New Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport on a flight from Perth. On receiving a tip-off, officers from a central agency questioned Awang and found jihadi literature, including Islamic State propaganda, on his laptop, sources said.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Road Ministry gives nod to 18 projects worth Rs 16,614 cr

    The road transport and highways ministry on Friday cleared 18 highway projects having a cumulative length of 982 km to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 16,614 crore. As many as 11 projects of the proposed 18, cleared by the ministry in a meeting headed by its secretary Sanjay Mitra, would be developed through the newly-coined hybrid annuity model, in which the government would pay 40 per cent of the project cost in phases. Six projects would be developed through the EPC model and the remaining one using the traditional Build–operate–transfer (BOT) (toll) model.

    • The Indian Express
  • A day in the life of Sardar Patel statue in Parliament Street

    The lawns of Lutyens Delhi, however, are bustling with activity. Word of a possible inspection by superiors has swept down the ranks of the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) and an army of workers, clad in orange and fluorescent reflective jackets, is thronging the area. A group of men stands next to the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel statue at a roundabout on Parliament Street, the only statue in Delhi’s prime real estate under the NDMC, discussing if the sculpture requires a wash.

    • The Indian Express
  • MCD strike continues; LG offers Rs. 300 crore loan

    New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): As the strike by the MCD workers entered its tenth day, Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday made a unilateral offer of Rs. 300 crores loan to the North and East Corporations from the DDA. This offer would help pay the workers till March 31. Jung has also assured the three mayors of the MCD that he would speak to the government on implementation of the fourth Finance Commission to find a long-term solution to the problems of the workers.

    • ANI
  • Deoband bypoll: If I get elected, they will feel our terror, says BJP leader Rampal Singh

    When Muzaffarnagar faced riots in 2013, neighbouring Deoband, another Muslim-dominated area with the seat of Dar-ul-Uloom seminary, remained quiet. Deoband does not see communal clashes, but BJP believes the February 13 by-election here is a fight “between Hindus and Muslims". The party candidate, former RSS pracharak Rampal Singh Pundhir, asserts his agenda: restoration of Hindu pride.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Australia's Watson joins IPL's Bangalore for $1.4 million

    Australia's Shane Watson attracted a top bid of $1.4 million and will join the Bangalore franchise for the next edition of the Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament, while former England batsman Kevin Pietersen was bought by newcomers Pune. All-rounder Watson was in high demand in Saturday's auction for the cash-rich tournament, the ninth edition of which will be played from April 9 to May 29. Watson will join a Bangalore team boasting power-hitters Chris Gayle, AB de Villliers and Virat Kohli as well as Australia fast bowler Mitchell Starc.

    • Reuters
  • Delhi High Court raps MCD for strike, L-G Najeeb Jung offers Rs 300 crore loan

    The Delhi High Court criticized the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) for its workers' strike in the national capital which has entered the tenth day today and issued notices to all the unions. The court observed that common people in the city are suffering owing to the ongoing tussle between the BJP-ruled MCD and the AAP-ruled Delhi government. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation counsel told the court that 40% of sanitation employees have come back to work and action is being considered against rest.

    • The Indian Express
  • Mumbai: Builder shot at inside office, injured

    The motive is unclear but police suspect it was an extortion attempt. According to the police, Jinesh Jain, who works with his builder father Roopchandra Jain, who co-owns the Arihant Group of Companies, a construction company started by four builders, and which has projects across Mumbai’s eastern suburbs and parts of Navi Mumbai. “When the victim confirmed who he was, the men shot at him twice,” said a senior police officer, adding that it was not known yet as to how did the attackers escape.

    • The Indian Express
  • Maharashtra rent control act: Solution pending

    Recently about 20 people living in some of Mumbai’s most elite residences in South Mumbai made their way to Congress leader Milind Deora’s office near Churchgate. Around the same time, several residents from middle-income families living in old rundown buildings in Central Mumbai and some of the oldest parts of South Mumbai rallied on the streets behind Shiv Sena politicians, voicing protests. With the state government considering a change in the Maharashtra Rent Control Act, 1999, the residents were worried that this might lead to an exponential rise in their rent value.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Rohith Vemula wouldn’t commit suicide over suspension: HCU ABVP head

    “I knew Rohith Vemula since 2012, I don’t think his suspension was the reason he killed himself,”Susheel Kumar, President of Akhil Bhartiya Vidhyarthi Parishad at Hyderabad Central University , who has been charged with abetment to the Dalit scholar’s suicide, said in Mumbai on Friday. Kumar was in the city to speak to the media and clear his stand on the issue of Vemula’s death.

    • The Indian Express
  • Cricket: Delhi status as World T20 host under threat

    New Delhi could be stripped of its status as one of the hosts for the World Twenty20 unless it receives safety clearances in a matter of days, India's cricket board said Friday. The Feroz Shah Kotla ground is scheduled to host four matches in the tournament which begins on March 8, including a semi-final on March 30. A report in The Hindustan Times on Friday said that the stadium had already been scratched off the tournament schedule by the International Cricket Council, which is overseeing the event.

    • AFP
  • RSS veteran Hastamal Jain says “Hindus” not just those who follow the religion

    Central Committee member of the Rashtriya Swayam Sevak Sangh (RSS), Hastamal Jain who made a brief stopover in Vadodara on his visit to Gujarat, dispelled the "misconception" that RSS was working "only for Hindus" and said a "son of the soil" belonging to any faith was welcome to participate in "instilling national pride". In an interaction with reporters in Vadodara, flanked by city RSS President Dr Vrajesh Shah, Jain said the RSS had been "misconstrued" as an organization against particular people, while working tirelessly for everyone alike. Jain said, "In every country across this world, there are people working for its development by way of devotion towards the country.

    • The Indian Express
  • MCD strike day 10: LG offers Rs 300-cr loan, fight remains on streets

    Municipal workers on strike dug in heels on day 10 of their strike Friday even as Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung offered Rs 300-crore loan to the North and East civic bodies to end the standoff. After a meeting with three mayors, Jung’s office said the money would be given as loan from Delhi Development Authority, which, according to the AAP government, owes the corporations Rs 1,575 crore. The Delhi government had extended a loan of Rs 551 crore to the civic bodies Wednesday to deal with the crisis.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Final call on Kotla's four World T20 matches on February 8

    New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS) BCCI secretary Anurag Thakur on Friday confirmed that a final decision will be taken on February 8 whether Ferozeshah Kotla can host four matches of World T20. Delhi is scheduled to host four matches, including a semi-final, of the biennial tournament starting from March 8 in India. The situation resulted in the February 12 match of the India-Sri Lanka bilateral T20I series being shifted out of Kotla to Ranchi.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Tanzania student attack: Two cops suspended; happy with govt action, says envoy

    Asking students from his country to respect the local community, their laws and leaders, Tanzania’s High Commissioner to India John W H Kijazi Friday expressed confidence in measures taken to address the fallout of the January 31 assault on a Tanzanian woman student by a mob following a fatal road accident here. Accompanied by a team of officials from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Kijazi Friday met Karnataka Home Minister G Parameshwara and police officials in Bengaluru. “We are impressed with the action taken,’’ the high commissioner said after the meeting.

    • The Indian Express
  • Japan set for rich medal haul in Rio - analysts

    Japan is on track to match its highest ever haul of gold medals at this year's Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, according to data and statistics company Infostrada Sports. Japan's highest gold medal tally of 16 came at the 1964 Tokyo Olympics and the 2004 Games in Athens. The Asian country finished 11th in the last edition in London and Infostrada has predicted Japan will finish seventh and win 15 gold medals in Rio, including three for gymnast Kohei Uchimura.

    • Reuters
  • Attack on Tanzanian student: Strict action will be taken, says Rahul

    New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): "I 100 percent condemn this type of action, strict action should be taken, and it would be taken," said Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi when reporters sought his opinion regarding the attack on the Tanzanian girl student in Bengaluru. "The moment I heard about that issue, I spoke to general secretary and I mentioned to the general secretary to look into the matter and speak to Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah," he said. "I made it very clear to both of them that strict action should be taken, and it would be taken," Gandhi added.

    • ANI
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  • Sabarimala temple: Kerala govt defends ban on women’s entry

    Defending the ban on entry of women in Sabarimala temple, the Kerala government Friday told the Supreme Court that beliefs and customs of devotees cannot be changed through a judicial process and that “the opinion of the priests is final” in matters of religion. It claimed that the restriction on entry of women in the menstrual age group cannot be tested on the ground of fundamental right to equality since it involves essential and integral part of practicing religion, which includes the “right to exclude persons”. Ahead of the Assembly polls, the Congress-led UDF government also withdrew the “erroneous” stand of its predecessor, the Left Democratic Front (LDF) government, which had stated in an affidavit in November 2007 said “it is not fair to deny a section of women from entering Sabarimala temple”.

    • The Indian Express
  • Kalinga Lancers extend Delhi Waveriders' losing run in HIL

    Bhubaneswar, Feb 5 (IANS) Australian striker Glenn Turner scored twice as Kalinga Lancers inflicted the third straight loss to Delhi Waverriders with a 4-0 win in the Coal India Hockey India League (HIL) at the Kalinga Stadium here on Friday. Turner scored two field goals -- each counting as two in this edition of HIL -- in the sixth and 56th minute as Lancers posted their fourth win of the six-side tournament. Defending champions also have 22 points but are behind on goal difference, while Waveriders dropped a spot to be fifth with 17 points -- same as Uttar Pradesh Wizards but behind on goal difference.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Arun Jailtey: Rs1.1L cr more for pay panel, OROP implementation

    The government on Friday said the 2016-17 Budget will have to make provision of Rs 1.10 lakh crore for implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme along with providing more incentives for the agricultural sector. “During the financial year 2016-17, the central government has to make provision for about Rs 1.10 lakh crore in order to meet the liabilities on account of implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations and One Rank One Pension Scheme,” finance minister Arun Jaitley said while addressing the meeting of Consultative Committee on Budget Suggestions.

    • The Indian Express
  • Athletes weigh gold lust against Zika health fears

    By Ossian Shine and Joshua Schneyer LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - As global health chiefs try to bring a Zika virus epidemic under control, aspiring Olympic athletes are weighing their lust for gold against health fears surrounding the mosquito-borne virus in Brazil. Alarm has grown since the World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday declared Zika an international health emergency that could infect as many as 4 million people in the Americas. Zika is carried by mosquitoes, which transmit the virus to humans, while two cases in the United States suggest it may also be transmitted sexually.

    • Reuters
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  • Goa: Three held for sexually assaulting, confining minor girl for over a month

    GOA POLICE have arrested three men on charges of kidnapping and sexually abusing a 16-year-old minor in confinement for over a month. The girl was rescued by the police from a house at Cuncolim in South Goa on Thursday night.

    • The Indian Express
  • Maharashtra scraps 32-yr-old land allotment policy

    The Maharashtra government has decided to scrap the over three-decade-old policy that empowered the state to allot land for cultural and educational purposes at concessional rates. It plans to introduce a new policy that will reflect market rates for such allotments. The revenue department will finalise the new policy, which will factor in market rates or the ready reckoner rates for land to be allotted for educational and cultural activities, senior officials have confirmed.

    • The Indian Express
  • Inside track: Rice revelations

    In his biography The Z Factor, television mogul Subhash Chandra has been extraordinarily candid about his past. Chandra confesses that it was Rajiv Gandhi who steered the deal his way through his aide Vijay Dhar. Chandra writes that he deposited half the share of profits, first with Dhirendra Brahmachari, then with Sitaram Kesri and finally with Arun Nehru.

    • The Indian Express
  • UP: 16-yr-old rape accused to be tried as adult

    A 16-year-old boy has been arrested for allegedly raping a nine-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri and will be tried as an adult in the case, the first in Uttar Pradesh to be prosecuted under the amended Juvenile Justice law, even as the victim was reportedly refused medico-legal examination by a senior doctor at a state-run women’s hospital in the district. Mainpuri DM Chandra Pal Singh Saturday asked Chief Medical Officer K K Sharma to submit a report over allegations that chief medical superintendent of Mahila Hospital, Dr Nimmi Begum, had refused to conduct the victim’s medical examination, who had sustained serious internal injuries, on Thursday night, police said. The medical examination of the victim was conducted at Saifai PGI where she was admitted Friday.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Rajasthan: Community group barred us for not voting Congress, say 4 Muslim councillors

    Four Muslim ward members from Tonk’s Malpura municipality have accused their community panchayat leaders of ostracising them for not voting for the Congress in the civic body polls held in August last year. The four members, who abstained from voting, have complained to the Tonk district administration and sought protection for their families. “The people had led us — Akram Khan from ward 3, Najma Bano from ward 4, Almanul Haq from ward 16 and Mohammad Shakir from ward 19 — to victory in the recent elections.

    • The Indian Express
  • Congress demands SC-monitored SIT probe into Gujarat land allocations

    New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): The Congress Party on Friday demanded a Supreme Court-monitored probe by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the report of allotting large parcels of land to private enterprises run by business associates of Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel's daughter Anar Jayesh Patel. "When Narendra Modi ji, the Prime Minister, was the Chief Minister of Gujarat under his watch nepotism flourished, conflict of interest was encouraged and public land was plundered in a brazen manner to promote the commercial and business interest of entities closely connected to the daughter of the then Revenue Minister and present Chief Minister of Gujarat Smt. Anandiben Patel," he said.

    • ANI
  • Mumbai: 3 of Vikhroli family die in cylinder blast

    Police said there was first a spark in a mattress shop located on ground floor of the building. The mattress shop is owned by the deceased’s husband Salim Belim. Senior inspector of Parksite police Rajendra Kulkarni said it appeared that Salma, Mehraj and Mohammad were sleeping at the time of the incident and hence could not run out immediately.

    • The Indian Express
  • Daughter marries an ‘outsider’, Odisha tribe boycotts minister

    Odisha Minister for Tribal Welfare Sudam Marndi and his family have been excommunicated by Santhali tribesmen as “punishment” for his daughter marrying a Diku, a person from outside the tribe. Marndi’s daughter Sanjivani, a doctor, married a Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader, a Brahmin by caste, on January 30. The wedding, held at a hotel in Bhubaneswar, was attended by Governor S C Jamir and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, among others.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Online fraud: 2 Nigerian nationals held from Pune for duping Goregaon woman of Rs 1.2 lakh

    The Mumbai cyber police solved a case within 20 days of the FIR being filed, with the arrest of two Nigerian nationals from Pune for duping a Goregaon-based 22-year-old by ‘promising’ her a job in the USA.

    • The Indian Express
  • Two Indian police suspended over Tanzanian student attack

    Indian authorities suspended two policemen and made four more arrests over a mob attack on a Tanzanian student in Bangalore, police said Friday, in a case that has caused widespread outrage. A mob attacked the 21-year-old woman as she drove with friends in the southern city on Sunday night, beating her, ripping off her shirt and setting the car ablaze. Nine people have now been arrested over the assault, which came in apparent revenge for a fatal road accident in which a Sudanese man had allegedly run over a woman less than an hour before.

    • AFP
  • Tanzanian student attack: NHRC notices to Karnataka Chief Secy, DGP

    New Delhi, Feb. 5 (ANI): Taking suo motu cognisance of media reports on the alleged stripping of a Tanzanian girl student and forcing her to walk "without her top" in Bengaluru on the night of January 31, the National Human Rights Commission on Friday issued notices to the Karnataka Chief Secretary Kaushik Mukherjee and Director General of Police (DGP) Om Prakash to submit a report within two weeks regarding the action taken in the matter. NHRC member Justice D. Observed, "If the contents of the report are true, the incident would amount to a serious violation of human rights, including racism," As per reports, on February4, when the 21-year-old Tanzanian student was allegedly stripped by a mob, a police constable, who was present at the scene, remained a mute spectator, said a press release by the NHRC, adding that she lodged a complaint with police as well.

    • ANI
  • Delhi cleric held for ‘backing Caliphate, instigating youth’

    A Delhi-based Islamic scholar, known for his fiery speeches, has become the first cleric to be arrested in connection with the National Investigation Agency’s ‘open FIR’ against the Islamic State. The agency, along with the Uttar Pradesh ATS, arrested Mufti Abdus Sami Qasmi from Hardoi late Friday as its 20th accused in the case. The NIA claimed Qasmi had been “delivering provocative and inflammatory speeches in support of the Caliphate” and was “instigating youth for anti-national activities”.

    • The Indian Express
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  • Bhojshala row: Week before Basant Panchami, thousands turn up for prayers

    Exactly a week before Basant Panchami, thousands of Muslims offered namaz at Bhojshala-Kamal Maula’s mosque in Madhya Pradesh’s Dhar town on Friday, leaving the local administration worried. The turnout was much more than usual and came a day after Hindu organisations boycotted a sadbhavana rally organised by the administration protesting that the majority community was not named in the appeal for peace. The right-wing activists argued that the appeal mentioned the minority community and it reflected the biased approach of the administration and the state BJP government.

    • The Indian Express
  • Dhoni’s boy Pawan Negi is now Delhi’s millionaire buy

    Pawan Negi became the main character in this year’s script. Negi is a left-arm spinner who goes hammer and tongs with the bat lower down the order. Today he became the costliest Indian in the IPL 9 auction with Delhi Daredevils paying him Rs 8.5 crore.

    • The Indian Express
  • IPL auction story: Buzz is with the newbies

    In the refined ambience of ITC Gardenia in Bengaluru, where the latest IPL auction unravelled, the delegates of Rising Pune Supergiants and Gujarat Lions, the newbies of the league, must have felt sweaty. On the surface, they seemed laid-back and relaxed, but deep inside they would have wanted Richard Madley to take out his gavel as early as possible and set the ball rolling. When finally Madley got things underway at 9.30 am, the clock hands forming an inverted L, Supergiants and Lions got down to their business straightaway.

    • The Indian Express
  • Modi opens South Asian Games in Guwahati

    Guwahati, Feb 5 (IANS) Invoking the historical bond between the South Asian nations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday appealed to sportspersons to play for peace, prosperity and in full vigour and enthusiasm so that they can remember the 12th South Asian Games even after they are over. Declaring open the Games at a brightly-lit Sarusojai stadium here, Modi said that he felt "privileged and honoured to be among sportspersons from our neighbourhood and brothers and sisters from Saarc countries". "I welcome all of you to India, a country known for its culture of and to this beautiful city of Guwahati known for its hospitality and love for sports," the prime minister said.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
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  • President's rule only option left for Bihar: Chirag Paswan

    New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Condemning the murder of Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Brijnath Singh, Chirag Paswan on Saturday said President's rule is the only option left for Bihar, considering its deteriorating law and order situation. "The grand alliance of the Government of Bihar has been a failure at every step. The only option left with us right now is President's rule, because this government is a complete failure at every step," Paswan told ANI.

    • ANI
  • All set for opening of Kochi Smart City on February 20

    Kochi, Feb 6 (IANS) A final review meeting was held here on Saturday to finalise the programme for the February 20 opening of Kerala's much-delayed mega IT project- the Kochi Smart City . The review meeting was chaired by Chief Secretary Jiji Thomson and other top officials from the state government and representatives of project partner, Dubai Holdings. Among those taking part would include Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, UAE's Cabinet Affairs Minister and Dubai Holdings chairman Mohammed Al Gargawi, Dubai Holdings vice chairman and managing director Ahmad Binbyat and other top dignitaries from the state government and from Dubai Holdings.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • BCCI to discuss Lodha panel report at Special GBM

    New Delhi, Feb 5 (IANS)(BCCI) The Indian cricket board on Friday announced that it will convene a Special General Body Meeting (SGM) in the third week of this month to discuss the recommendations of the Supreme Court-appointed Justice R.M. Lodha Committee on restructuring. The Supreme Court this week asked the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) to let it know by March 3 whether it would implement the recommendations of the three-member panel. The apex court-appointed Justice R.M. Lodha Committee has made a host of far-reaching recommendations for improving cricket administration in the country.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Divyansh death: Delhi Govt. to recommend CBI probe

    New Delhi, Feb. 7 (AI): Deputy Chief Minister Manish Manish Sisodia on Sunday said the Delhi Government would send a recommendation for a probe by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) into the death of six-year-old Divyansh, a Class 1 student at Ryan International School in Vasant Kunj area, here. "The Delhi Government expects that the CBI will take the case to its logical end by probing all aspects (including sodomy charges) by taking into consideration views of the child's parents and other people concerned," he added. Sisodia's announcement came a day after the parents of Divyansh wrote to Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, demanding a CBI probe into the death of their child on the school campus, whose body was found in a water tank under the school's amphitheatre on January 30.

    • ANI
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  • Marsh guides Australia to series-levelling win in NZ

    By Greg Stutchbury WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Mitchell Marsh kept calm after New Zealand got the sniff of an unlikely victory and scored his sixth one-day international half century to guide Australia to a four-wicket win in the second match of their one-day series on Saturday. Australia have not lost a bilateral one-day series since India in October, 2013. Marsh scored an unbeaten 69 and combined with John Hastings (48 not out) in an unbroken 86-run seventh-wicket partnership for the visitors as they overhauled New Zealand's 281 for nine with 3.3 overs remaining.

    • Reuters
  • Tanzanian student attacked: It is time for India to confront an embedded racism

    India's racism is an open secret, but it is nevertheless shocking to find it at the very heart of digital India. By all accounts, the shameful mob attack on a Tanzanian student, who was apparently beaten and stripped on the outskirts of Bangalore, was provoked by the colour of her skin. The incident invites comparisons with the midnight vigilante raid in Delhi’s Khirki village led by AAP Minister Somnath Bharti against Ugandan and Nigerian women who were accused of prostitution and pushing drugs.

    • The Indian Express
  • All that was announced in Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, who is also the leader of the NDA in Rajya Sabha, presented the budget on February 28. As another budget, quite crucial to the implementation of the economic agenda of the present government, comes closer, we take a look at the some of the highlights and major measures announced in the 2015 budget. The government hiked the excise duty on cigarettes, tobacco products, packed condensed milk, peanut butter, making the consumption of these products more expensive.

    • The Indian Express
  • In PM Modi’s hometown, his brother, Governor reach out to Dalits

    Gujarat Governor O P Kohli and Somabhai Modi, elder brother of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, heaped praises on the Dalit community at a ceremony to felicitate them in Vadnagar on Saturday. Speaking at the felicitation ceremony of Balmiki Samaj Sevak, organised on the premises of the old-age home run by Somabhai’s Sarvodaya Sewa Trust, Kohli said Dalits had done a “great favour” to the country by choosing not to convert to Islam during the Mughal rule.

    • The Indian Express
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  • AIIO chief backs prohibiting women inside Haji Ali Dargah

    New Delhi, Feb.6 (ANI): The Chief Imam of the All India Imam Organisation (AIIO), Umer Ahmed Ilyasi on Saturday said that women are not allowed to go at dargahs and mosques and if they want to worship, they should do that at their homes. Speaking on the Shani Shingnapur temple issue in Maharashtra, Ilyasi said that Hindu Pujaris know more about the issue and, therefore, can solve it better. "I think the Hindu Pujaris know more about the Shani Shingnapur Temple and, therefore, can solve it better.

    • ANI
  • Among bunch of boys, Rishabh Pant becomes a ‘bada aadmi’

    “Abhi Dilli bohot dur hai,” remarked Tarak Sinha. It was a week before the start of the Under-19 World Cup, and the veteran coach was answering a query on the latest thoroughbred from his fabled stable: Rishabh Pant. Did the young lad have it in him to make the same league as other Sonnet Club alumni such as Raman Lamba, Manoj Prabhakar, Ashish Nehra, Aakash Chopra and Shikhar Dhawan?

    • The Indian Express
  • Vedanti poser for PM: ‘Why don’t you click a selfie with Ramlala’

    Accusing the BJP-led central government of adopting “tactics of delay” over the Ram Janmabhoomi issue, Hindu saints and seers Friday asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to spell out his government’s stand on the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya even as they suggested measures to the Centre on how to proceed further on this matter. Gathered for the ‘sant sammelan’ organised by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) at Magh Mela ground in Allahabad, the saints together called for a joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament and urged the Centre to call Hindu seers over for a meeting on the temple issue. Leading the pack was former BJP MP and member of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas, Ram Vilas Vedanti.

    • The Indian Express
  • Suspected Islamic State man held in Delhi

    Delhi Police’s Special Cell arrested an auto-rickshaw driver from Kashmere Gate ISBT on Thursday night and alleged that he has links with the Islamic State (IS). The accused, identified as Mohsin Ibrahim Sayyed, 26, is a muezzin at a mosque in Malad, a Mumbai suburb, and had come to Delhi to meet an associate, the police claimed to have learnt after interrogation. A Delhi court on Friday remanded him in police custody till February 10.

    • The Indian Express
  • The New Fuel Behind Oil's Death Spiral

    A stunning breakthrough in chemical engineering has unleashed a massive supply of fuel that could hand the United States 100% energy independence.

  • Mumbai Indians coach Ponting happy to have Buttler, Southee

    Bengaluru, Feb 6 (IANS) Mumbai Indians (MI) head coach Ricky Ponting on Saturday said he was happy to have England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler and New Zealand pacer Tim Southee in the side after the players went under the hammer in the Indian Premier League (IPL) players' auction here. "We have got two boys, two overseas players, Jos Buttler and Tim Southee.

    • IANS India Private Limited/Yahoo India News
  • Assam visit: Modi says ‘one family’ is not letting Rajya Sabha function

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said “one family” was preventing Rajya Sabha from functioning smoothly, and stalling several vital Bills that would benefit lakhs of labourers and other poorer sections of society. During a day-long visit to Assam, Modi said this “one family” was out to take revenge on the people for defeating them in the Lok Sabha elections. “This one family is bent on not letting Rajya Sabha function.

    • The Indian Express
  • India to be among nations in upcoming 'technology driven' revolution: Jaitley

    New Delhi, Feb. 6 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that India has great strengths to be amongst leading nations in a technology driven forth industrial revolution that is expected to come about. Speaking after inaugurating a two day seminar titled-ART (Adjudication, Regulation and Telecommunication) of convergence in New Delhi, Jaitley said that regulatory and adjudicating mechanisms have to keep pace with rapidly evolving technologies in the fields of information technology, telecommunications and broadcasting.

    • ANI
  • IPL Auction 2016 IPL auction IPL auction 2016 live IPL

    The IPL auction for the 2016 season of the T20 League in Bangalore on Saturday. While the likes of Yuvraj Singh, Kevin Pietersen, Shane Watson and Dale Steyn generate top interest, the youngsters of India and some England players are also popular. The eight franchises would like to pick the best combination. Catch the IPL Auction 2016 Live here (COMPLETE LIST OF SOLD PLAYERS)

    • The Indian Express
  • Consolidate your Student Loans by Refinancing

    Refinance your student loans to a lower rate with SoFi. Find out how much you can save!

  • Bengaluru top cop suspended over Tanzanian girl assault case

    Bengaluru, Feb. 6 (ANI): Following the brutal assault on the Tanzanian girl, Additional Commissioner of Police (ACP) Aswathnarayan P. of Yeshwanthpur has been suspended for not supervising the probe effectively. Earlier, the Karnataka Government had suspended three police personnel, including one inspector, for dereliction of duty in connection with the assault. The incident came to light on Tuesday when the victim approached the All African Students Union following which a complaint was made to the Tanzanian Embassy.

    • ANI