New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Coming down heavily on social activist Teesta Setalvad for urging the Supreme Court to reconsider the 1995 judgment on Hindutva, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday said she wants to deconstruct India's cultural nationalism, adding the apex court's verdict is a slap on all those forces who are decrying, deriding and insulting the term. "Teesta Setalvad and her ilk have problems not only with the term 'Hindutva' but cultural legacy of India.
New Delhi [India], Oct 25 (ANI): Amitabh Bachchan is one person who never backs from speaking his min out, be it in his movies or on his social media handles. In a recent interview, when the 74-year-old actor was enquired about the women who had an influence on him, he attributed his personality to his mother, Teji Bachchan.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) Tata Sons on Tuesday moved a caveat in the Bombay High Court to pre-empt any move by Cyrus Mistry to challenge his sacking as its Chairman. The caveat has been filed to ensure that the High Court does not pass any order on Mistry's plea without hearing Tata Sons. A team of lawyers including Abhishek Singhvi and Harish Salve are advising the Tatas.
New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) The junior selection committee of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Tuesday announced the squads for the Under-19 Challenger Trophy which will be held at Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh from October 26 to 29.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday summoned meat exporter Moin Qureshi, his wife and daughter in the connection with its ongoing probe into the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). According to sources, the Enforcement Directorate wants to know from Qureshi, presently abroad, and his family about the alleged money laundering case. Earlier on October 16, the Enforcement Directorate detained Qureshi at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Ranchi, Oct 26 (IANS) Following is the full scoreboard of India's fourth ODI against New Zealand at the JSCA International Stadium here on Wednesday.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 25 (ANI): The All India Gaming Federation (AIGF) has filed a representation to the GST Council to provide for a standard or low rate to tax the casinos transactions and to formulate special rules for valuation for certain peculiar transactions pertaining to the industry. AIGF CEO Roland Landers said, "The transactions of the gaming industry are very different from the regular business transactions and thus require special attention and consideration.
Sirsa (Haryana) [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): An Indian Air Force officer on Wednesday was found dead under suspicious circumstances at his residence in Haryana's Sirsa Air Base. The body of Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar Tiwari, 41, security in-charge at the airbase, was found with a bullet injury in his head around 3pm today. "Wing Commander Rajesh Kumar Tiwari was posted here since May. He went on a round this morning and after returning, there was a bullet injury on his forehead.
Hyderabad (Telangna) [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): After Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said Prime Minister Narendra Modi "should not interfere" in the matter of triple talaq and should allow the Muslims to solve the issue through consensus, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday said triple talaq is not a communal or a religious issue, it is an issue of ending gender discrimination, while asking the Samajwadi Party, BSP and "their guardian" the Congress to together give a solution to this pressing problem. Addressing the media, Naidu questioned if the BSP was supporting the discrimination against women or do they not want equal treatment to all - there should be no discrimination on the basis of religion.
New Delhi [India], Oct 25 (ANI-NewsVoir): Much awaited and appreciated inter Senior Living sports and cultural festival - Jashn 3, was concluded in Lavasa on 16th of October. With over 950 seniors participating in two day extravaganza held at Ashiana Utsav Senior Living, Lavasa curtains were drawn with team Utsav Lavasa claiming the championship this time. Two time champions Utsav Bhiwadi had to settle down for first runner up trophy and Utsav Jaipur bagged second runner up title.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 25 (ANI): The Delhi Government on Tuesday constituted 11 district-wise teams headed by sub-divisional magistrates and assisted by executive engineers of the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC) to "curb the sale and purchase of illegally imported Chinese crackers", which are the "main source of spreading toxicity in the air" during Diwali. Environment Minister Imran Hussain, who today reviewed the action being taken by various stakeholder departments and agencies to control air and noise pollution effectively due to the bursting of fire crackers during Diwali, directed the teams of area SDMs, DPCC and Delhi Police to intensify field visits and take stringent actions against the violators.
Lahore [Pakistan], Oct. 26 (ANI): After Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was briefed that the assailants in the deadly terror attack on a police training college in Quetta were from Afghanistan, he asserted that the issue would be taken up with Kabul. According to the Dawn, Prime Minister Sharif, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Army Chief Gen Raheel Sharif were among the senior government and military functionaries who rushed to the provincial capital soon after the Quetta attack. According to sources, however, the most important development of the day was a meeting in which they discussed the attack, its implications and the implementation of the National Action Plan (NAP) as well as a plan aimed at making Quetta a safe city.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 25 (ANI): New Zealand Prime Minister John Key arrived here on Tuesday for a three-day long state visit. During his stay in New Delhi, he will hold one-to-one meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed by official delegation level meeting to discuss growing bilateral relations.
Raipur (Chhattisgarh),[India] Oct. 26 (ANI): United States Ambassador to India Richard Verma has described his recent visit to Arunachal Pradesh as important for exploring and increasing trade and economic opportunities, notwithstanding China's objections to him undertaking the trip there. "We had a terrific visit to Arunachal Pradesh. It was an important visit," Verma told reporters on the sidelines of a meeting with Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh here on Tuesday.
New Delhi [India], Oct 26 (ANI): Already in police custody for allegedly threatening a woman, yet another complaint has been lodged against Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan for allegedly threatening a group of protesters who were staging a demonstration over civic problems in his constituency. Earlier, a Delhi court had refused to grant bail to Amanatullah in a case of allegedly threatening a woman with rape and murder when she had visited his home with a complaint about power cuts in her locality. Metropolitan Magistrate Manisha Tripathi dismissed his bail application and sent him to judicial custody till August 9, stating that he might influence witnesses and hamper investigation if released on bail.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Taking strong exception to imposing triple talaq across the country, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday accused the opposition of pursuing a highly reactionary form of politics and supporting the discourse which could take India back into the medieval age. The opposition is pursuing highly reactionary politics in the country and supporting the discourse which is taking back India to the medieval age," RSS ideologue Rakesh Sinha told ANI. Dubbing the demand of triple talaq as an attack on the dignity of women, Sinha called for equality between men and women.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Mentioning the World Bank's report on Ease of Doing Business that recognises India's achievements in implementing reforms in four of the ten indicators, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked all the Chief Secretaries and all Secretaries of the Government of India to study the report, and analyse the potential areas where there is scope for improvement in their respective departments and states. The Prime Minister asked for a report from all concerned in this regard within a month, and asked the Cabinet Secretary to review the same thereafter.
New Delhi [India], Oct.25 (ANI): British Prime Minister Theresa May welcomed people from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities to celebrate Diwali at Downing Street in London. A British High Commission release in Delhi said Prime Minister Theresa May hosted a reception to celebrate Diwali and welcomed more than 150 key figures from across the Hindu, Sikh and Jain communities.
Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh)[India], Oct. 26 (ANI): Its taken 15 years, but its now a done thing, commuters plying on the the Delhi-Noida-Delhi (DND) Flyway will henceforth not have to pay toll.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): A CBI special court today acquitted former Karnataka chief minister and state BJP president B. S. Yeddyurappa and his sons in an illegal mining bribery case. Yeddyurappa, his two sons, his son-in-law, steel major JSW Steel and four Bellary-based JSW Steel affiliates were cleared of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and corruption charges. The bribe, it is alleged, was paid for grant of official favours during Yeddyurappa's tenure as the chief minister between 2008 and 2011.
New Zealand beat India by 19 runs in the fourth one-day international to level the five-match series at 2-2 as the hosts suffered a mid-innings collapse at Ranchi on Wednesday. Chasing 261 for a series clinching win, India were all out for 241 with eight balls to spare. Opener Ajinkya Rahane's fluent 57 put India on course for the chase and the right-handed batsman added 79 for the second wicket with the in-form Virat Kohli (45).
Bengaluru (Karnataka), Oct. 26 (ANI): After a special CBI court acquitted former Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, along with 12 others in the Rs. 40 crore bribery and corruption case involving his family members and Jindal Steel Works (JSW), Yeddyurappa on Wednesday said the CBI court gave a relief and he was very happy that false allegations and politically motivated charges made against him were cleared. "Today, the CBI court gave a relief, and I am very happy because false allegations and politically-motivated charges made against me were cleared.
Bengaluru (Karnataka) [India], Oct. 27 (ANI): The Congress party on Wednesday slammed the ongoing infighting in the Samajwadi Party, and urged Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to focus on redressal of people's grievance. The incumbent regime lacks the concentration to run the government," leader of opposition in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge told ANI. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday met the Governor Ram Naik, a day after Samajwadi Party chief and Akhilesh's father Mulayam Singh Yadav met his son and his brother Shivpal Yadav, who is state party chief.
New Delhi [India], Oct. 26 (ANI): India's bid for membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) is likely to figure in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's talks with his New Zealand counterpart John Key on Wednesday. Prime Minister Key was to arrive in Mumbai on Monday to deliver a keynote address at an event organised by the Bombay Stock Exchange in association with the Chambers of Commerce. Addressing the media on October 20, Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, "In Delhi, Prime Minister Key will hold one to one meeting with Prime Minister Modi, followed by an official delegation-level meeting to discuss the growing bilateral relations." Prime Minister Key will call on President Pranab Mukherjee during the visit and will also be attending a business summit as well.