Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Sept. 28 (ANI): Terming the Supreme Court order to Karnataka to release 6000 cusecs of water till Friday as unfortunate, Congress Party leader Mallikarjun Kharge has said Prime Minister Narendra Modi alone can solve the Cauvery water sharing issue. "This judgement is unfortunate, this order is unfortunate, and it is again a setback to Karnataka.
Uttar Pradesh, Sept. 28 (ANI): A gang of armed robbers allegedly barged into a house, assaulted the family and gang raped their 12-year-old daughter in a nearby field on the outskirts of Lucknow on Tuesday night.
Kolkata, Sept 28, 2016 (AFP) - Veteran Indian opener Gautam Gambhir will look to roll back the years following his shock recall for the second Test against New Zealand starting Friday after more than two years in the wilderness.
New Delhi, [India], Sept 27 (ANI): The murder of a Delhi government school teacher by two class 12 students has resulted in teachers strongly demanding stringent action against the murderers. The incident was reported at Government Boys Senior Secondary School in west Delhi's Nangloi. The whole society of teachers is very sad over this incident.
Narmada (Gujarat) [India], Sept. 28 (ANI): With Narmada all set to become the first district in Gujarat to be declared Open Defecation-Free (ODF), a huge crowd of people were seen gathering around the village and taking selfies with toilets. Along with Narmada, Mahatma Gandhi's birthplace Porbandar and Mehsana will be declared ODF on October 2, which is his birth anniversary.
New Delhi [India], Sept. 27 (ANI): Refuting all allegations against Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain came under the income tax scanner for allegedly indulging in hawala transfer of nearly Rs. 17 crores, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday said that the former is innocent and alleged that he is being framed. Will expose in Del Assembly on Fri," he added. Meanwhile, the IT department has asked Jain to appear before it on October 4.
New Delhi [India], Sept. 27 (ANI): The two-day BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting begins today in New Delhi. The ministers will deliberate on ways to adopt the BRICS Labour and Employment Ministerial Declaration. The meeting will have dedicated sessions on key thematic areas, i) Employment Generation, ii) Social Security, iii) Inclusive Development Including Formalization.
Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept. 27 (ANI): India's Minister of External Affairs Sushma Swaraj advice to Pakistan to abandon its dream of separating Kashmir from India during her address at the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Monday, has prompted Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) spokesperson Mohammed Nafees Zakaria to ask "if Kashmir is an integral part of India, why is it on the agenda of the (UN) Security Council?" "Strange that Indian EAM is disowning the UNSC resolutions and that too at the UN. Can the Indian EAM explain that if Kashmir is an integral part of India, why is it on the agenda of the Security Council," tweeted Zakaria within a few hours after the EAM concluding her speech.
New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 (ANI): The two accused arrested from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) for their involvement in the Uri terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, have been brought to the national capital for further interrogation. The accused have been remanded to 10 days' police custody, up to 7th October. Earlier today, NIA today took into custody two men from PoK, who were arrested by the Army in connection with its probe into the attack.
Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept 27 (ANI): Underlining the significance of reverse-swing, India pace spearhead Mohammed Shami has admitted that the unique art is one of his primary weapons in his bowling arsenal and insisted that he constantly strives to execute it to perfection. "There is a different joy in bowling reverse swing," Shami told bcci.tv.
New Delhi, Sept. 27 (ANI): Former bureaucrat BK Bansal, who was accused of corruption and arrested in connection with a graft case in July, allegedly committed suicide along with his 25-year-old son in their home in Madhu Vihar in East Delhi on Tuesday. Bansal was a Director General in the Corporate Affairs ministry when he was arrested on July 16 on charges of accepting Rs. nine lakhs as bribe from a pharmaceutical company that wanted to buy its way out of an investigation for illegal business practices. Two days after Mr Bansal's arrest, his wife Satyabala Bansal and daughter Neha were found hanging in separate rooms at their residence in Nilkanth Apartments in east Delhi's Madhu Vihar on July 19.
New Delhi, [India], Sept 27 (ANI): The Congress on Tuesday downplayed the endeavours initiated by NDA government at the Centre against Pakistan, saying that the latter has run out of real and substantive options. Congress leader Manish Tewari said that both repealing the MFN status and reviewing the Indus Water Treaty won't affect Pakistan "The honourable Prime Minister needs to be complimented for going to great lengths to cover the inadequacy and the inefficiency of both his government's response and the fact that they do not seem to have a plan of action. The MFN is a dead letter, most of the trade between India and Pakistan is a third entry trade.
New Delhi [India], Sept 28 (ANI): Launching a scathing attack on the Board of Control for Cricket in India for defying its orders on reforms in the cricketing body, the Supreme Court on Wednesday said that the BCCI are 'behaving like lords' in stalling its proposed reforms. The apex court made scathing observations after the Justice Lodha committee said in its status report that the BCCI was not implementing its recommendations aimed at reforming the country's cricket governing body. Heading a special bench that had appointed the Justice Lodha panel, Chief Justice of India T.S Thakur said, "You (BCCI) are behaving like lords.
New Delhi [India], Sept.27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, popularly known as "Amma" around the world, for her commitment to his government's Swachch Bharat programme on the occasion of her 63rd birthday. "Particularly, Amma's initiative on building toilets has been a great help in our Swachh Bharat Programme. Amma has pledged to contribute one hundred crore rupees towards sanitation efforts in Kerala.
Mumbai [India], Sept.27 (ANI): Indian opener Gautam Gambhir, who played his last Test match against England in 2014, has been recalled in the national squad for the remainder of the ongoing three-match series against New Zealand. Meanwhile, medium pacer Ishant Sharma has also been ruled out of the second Test after failing to recover fully from chikungunya that forced him to miss the country's 500th Test match.
Mumbai [India], Sept. 27 (ANI): The judicial custody of all the three accused in the Sheena Bora murder case was on Tuesday extended till October 5. The lawyer of media magnate Peter Mukerjea, a co-accused in the case, has filed an application to object framing of charges as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is yet to complete its investigation in the case. The order on the application of Peter will be pronounced at 5 p.m. today.
New Delhi, [India], Sept. 27 (ANI): After Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain was summoned by the Income Tax department, the Congress on Tuesday dubbed the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as the hallmark of corruption and immorality and demanded the former's resignation. Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said, "Corruption, immorality are the hall mark of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).
New Delhi [India], Sept. 27 (ANI): The Supreme Court is today likely to hear the Karnataka Government's plea to modify an earlier order on the sharing Cauvery waters with Tamil Nadu. In its plea, Karnataka has said its reservoirs are dry and it can only release water to Tamil Nadu by the end of the year. Sources in the Tamil Nadu Government told ANI that the state government is likely to file a contempt plea against Karnataka Government for not following the apex court's order.
New Delhi [India], Sept. 28 (ANI): The Congress on Wednesday reiterated its support to the Government of India for isolating Pakistan globally and said there should be a discussion about it in the Parliament and a unanimous decision must be taken on the matter. "The Congress has clearly stated that Pakistan should be isolated globally so that there is no repetition of the Uri and Pathankot attacks. This is the third attack in the last one year by Pakistan on the Indian army.
The total project cost involved is Rs.2256 crore which will be incurred over a period of seven years. The project will help in implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT) and other taxpayer-friendly initiatives under Digital India and Ease of Doing Business of Central Board of Excise and Customs. The implementation strategy for the project will be to ensure readiness of CBEC's IT systems by April, 1, 2017, when the GST is to be introduced.
New Delhi [India], Sept.28 (ANI-Newsvoir): Smokeless Tobacco Federation of India which is an association established in order to promote and protect the trade, commerce and industries in India connected with tobacco and allied products have contradicted the report in some newspaper which suggested that the Supreme Court vide its order dated 23.09.2016 has banned chewing tobacco in all forms. Since the last two days, the Association and its members have been encountering various newspaper reports with respect to the order passed by the Supreme Court of India, dated 23.09.2016, clamming ban of all kinds of 'Chewing Tobacco'. This is to clarify that the said reports, misinterpreting the Hon'ble Supreme Court's order, are blatantly erroneous and misleading and does not give the true picture.
New Delhi [India], Sept 27 (ANI): India women's freestyle wrestling team coach Kuldeep Singh, who guided Sakshi Malik to Rio Olympics bronze medal, on Tuesday revealed that he would have felt more delighted had he received the promised cash award by the Haryana government sooner. After returning to his homeland, Kuldeep was presented with a photocopy of Rs 10 lakh cheque by the Haryana government at a felicitation function in Bahadurgarh last month.
Karachi, Sep 28 (IANS) An Anti-Terrorism Court in Pakistan has ordered that a judicial commission would visit Karachi to inspect a boat which was allegedly used in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. An ATC judge on Tuesday heard the Mumbai attack case and accepted a request filed by the Federal Investigation Agency to inspect the boat "Alfoz" in the port city. The FIA had requested the court to send a judicial commission to examine the boat as it was difficult to produce it before the court, the Associated Press of Pakistan reported.