• India to confront Pak over fresh evidences provided by US on Pathankot attack

    New Delhi [India], Aug. 29 (ANI): India would confront Pakistan regarding fresh evidences received from the United States (U.S.) in connection with the Pathankot terror attack case, National Investigation Agency (NIA) sources told ANI on Monday. The agency is compiling a detailed report based on the Mutual Legal Assistance Treaty (MLAT) request sent to the U.S. and information received from the U.S. in this connection three months back, which nails Pakistan for the attack, said sources.

  • Yogeshwar's Olympic bronze may be upgraded to silver

    New Delhi, Aug 30 (IANS) Star wrestler Yogeshwar Dutt's bronze medal from the 2012 London Olympics could be upgraded to silver after runner-up Besik Kudukhov of Russia was found guilty of doping violation. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) had recently decided to retest samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the 2012 Games which returned with several positive results. According to a report by flowrestling.org, Kudukhov, who won silver in the men's 60 kg freestyle category in London, may now be stripped of his medal after his sample also tested positive for a banned substance.

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  • France restaurant refuses to serve Muslim women

    Paris, Aug 29 (IANS) A restaurateur in a Paris suburb who apparently refused to serve two Muslim women sparked anger in France and called for protest, a media report said. A video, widely shared on social media, showed the restaurateur telling the hijab-wearing women: "Terrorists are Muslims and all Muslims are terrorists," BBC reported on Sunday The incident took place at Le Cenacle restaurant in Tremblay-en-France on Saturday. On Sunday, the restaurateur apologised to a group who had gathered outside.

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  • Attempt to replace Governor, a precursor to imposing President's Rule in J-K: Chavan

    Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Aug. 29 (ANI): Alleging that Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is completely clueless and Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears helpless with regard to the situation in the Kashmir Valley, former All-India Congress Committee (AICC) J-K in charge Prithviraj Chavan on Monday claimed that there is now an attempt to replace Governor N.N. Vohra, and this perhaps could be a precursor to either bringing in a governor whom the BJP trusts politically, or perhaps impose president's rule in the state. Now, there is an attempt to replace the Governor of Jammu and Kashmir so that they blame it on the Governor, and perhaps, it is a precursor to bring a governor whom the BJP trusts politically, or a political person, so that they could perhaps bring president's rule in the state,' the former Maharashtra chief minister told ANI.

  • Teen in Bulandshahr forced to undergo abortion after being raped

    Bulandshahr (UP) [India], Aug. 30 (ANI): Just a month after the brutal gang-rape in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr District, a similar incident has come to the fore here wherein a teen was forced to undergo abortion by the culprit's family after being allegedly raped. The mother of the rapist told me that she would pay me Rs. 1000 if I undergo abortion," the victim said. "She had an abortion at the nursing home last night.

  • Udit Raj's comments show BJP's mentality: Congress

    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), [India] Aug 30 (ANI): The Congress Party on Tuesday condemned Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Udit Raj's comments that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt ate beef as per the advice of his trainer to win medals in Olympics, saying that such statements show the mentality of the saffron party. Congress leader Ashok Singh said that such comments spoil the image of the nation on the international platform. "His statement shows the mentality of his party.

  • Women were banned as Islam prohibits them from visiting graveyards: Haji Ali Dargaah chairman

    Mumbai [India], Aug 28 (ANI): Haji Ali Dargaah chairman and managing trustee Abu Sultan Merchant on Sunday said as per Islam women are not allowed to go to graveyards and that is why a ban was imposed on the entry of women into the shrine's inner sanctum as it is the tomb of saint Sayed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari. The Haji Ali Dargah Trust had imposed the ban four years ago, saying it would be a "grievous sin" to allow women near the tomb. "Islam prohibits women to go to graveyards and this is also a grave then how can they go there?

  • Cricket: West Indies struggle to 143 all out

    Fort Lauderdale, United States, Aug 28, 2016 (AFP) - West Indies struggled to 143 all out in the second Twenty20 clash against India on Sunday with slow bowler Amit Mishra claiming a career best 3-24.

  • Goyal in soup again, refers Sindhu, Sakshi Malik as Rio 'gold medallists'

    New Delhi [India], Aug 28 (ANI): Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel suffered yet another foot-in-mouth moment on Sunday when he referred silver and bronze medallists P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik, respectively, as "Gold Medallist" despite the fact that he stayed at Rio with Indian players throughout the Olympics. "Today the Khel Ratna awardee, Dhyan Chand awardees, Dronacharya awardees, Tenzing Norgay National Adventure awardees met the Prime Minister. In that we also had two Rio 'gold medallists' P.V. Sindhu and Sakshi Malik," Goel told the media here.

  • Kejriwal's statement on discom penalty is incorrect, misleading, says LG's office

    New Delhi [India], Aug. 29 (ANI): The office of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung, on Monday refuted allegations of the Delhi government that it had cancelled AAP government order to make discoms pay compensation to consumers for unscheduled power cuts. In a statement, the Lt. Governor's office said, "Newspaper reports have appeared today, quoting the Chief Minister of Delhi on the issue of penalty on discoms. The statement said the office of the Lt. Governor has so far not issued any fresh orders on this issue.

  • Indian Railways slams reports of mistreating Indian Women Hockey team

    New Delhi [India], Aug 29 (ANI): Refuting reports that Indian Olympians were made to sit on the floor while they were travelling from Ranchi to Rourkela via Bokaro-Allepey Express train, the Indian Railways on Monday asserted that the travelling hockey players hold no grudge against them. "The news reports about Women's hockey team, after their return from Rio Olympics being forced to sit on the floor while they were travelling from Ranchi to Rourkela via Bokaro-Allepey Express train is completely false. The Railway Ministry said the Hockey players, on reaching the Ranchi airport went to the station and took the train without any information to the Indian Railways, who would be in a better position to make appropriate arrangements for the players.

  • Australia edge out Sri Lanka in Dilshan ODI farewell

    Australia edged out Sri Lanka by two wickets to spoil Tillakaratne Dilshan's one-day farewell and go 2-1 up in the five-match series on Sunday. Opting to bat first, Sri Lanka were all out for 226 with four balls remaining, a total built around Dinesh Chandimal's gutsy 102 in an otherwise poor batting display by the hosts in the third match of the series. Dilshan's fluent 42 in his one-day swansong was the second highest score and the former Sri Lanka captain quit the format with 10,290 runs, including 22 centuries from 330 matches.

  • Every Indian woman will be in a 'burqa' if Mahesh Sharma has his way: Congress

    New Delhi, Aug. 29 (ANI): Hitting out at Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma over his controversial comment that foreign female tourists must refrain from wearing skirts for their own safety, the Congress on Monday asserted that if he had his way, then every woman in the country right now would be wearing a burqa. Asserting that the Culture Minister of India, at times comes out with the most 'uncultured' remarks possible, Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI that India celebrates its diversity and also respects the traditions and conservatism which is an intrinsic part of our society. "India also gives everybody the liberty to be permissive, modern, extremely liberal in their habits, disposition and even in the clothes that they wear.

  • 'Technical glitches', some rain and unpreparedness turns India-West Indies spectacle into farce

    Sunday's no-result in Florida could have been avoided if the organisers really wanted to.

  • PM Modi meets Sindhu, Sakshi, Dipa and other athletes

    New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi met Rio Olympics silver medallist P.V. Sindhu and bronze medal winner Sakshi Malik at his residence here on Sunday.

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  • China-Pak Economic Corridor will not benefit locals in the region: Defence Expert

    New Delhi [India], Aug 29 (ANI): With Baloch and Sindhi leaders protesting against the ongoing China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Balochistan outside the Chinese Embassy in London, Defence Expert P. K. Sehgal on Monday said that under no circumstances will the people permit the corridor to come into existence, as it is in no way beneficial to them. This is the most prestigious project of the Chinese president Xi Jinping under the name of One Belt, One Road," Sehgal told ANI here. The Defence Expert said that the people of Pakistan and Sindh have gone miserable and there has been a huge displacement of the people without any rehabilitation efforts.

  • SC stays CBI probe in Bulandshahr gangrape case

    New Delhi [India], Aug.29 (ANI): In a significant development in the Bulandshahr gangrape case, the Supreme Court on Friday stayed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe until the issue of transfer of trail is decided. The apex court has appointed Fali Nariman as amicus curiae and sought his assistance in the case. Earlier in the day, the apex court issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh Government and senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan over a Bulandshahr rape victims' plea seeking a transfer of the case out of the state.

  • Delhi: Woman set on fire for allegedly rejecting marriage proposal

    New Delhi [India], Aug. 29 (ANI): In a shocking incident, a 25-year old woman was set ablaze by a man for allegedly turning down his wedding proposal. The incident took place at the victim's home in northwest Delhi's Bhalswa Dairy area, when the accused, Abhishek along with his friends Vijay, Karan and few others went there and started beating the woman's relatives. Gita said the accused's name is Abhishek and that he stays in the neighbourhood.

  • President Mukherjee to confer Khel Ratna awards to Rio heroes today

    New Delhi [India], Aug. 29 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will give away the national sports awards at Rashtrapati Bhawan today on the occasion of National Sports Day. The day is celebrated to honour legendary hockey player, Major Dhyan Chand Singh who was born on 29th August, 1905. Olympics Silver medalist PV Sindhu, Bronze medalist Sakshi Malik, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar and Shooter Jitu Rai will be conferred with the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Awards.

  • Jain monk Sagar 'forgives' Vishal Dadlani for irreverent tweet

    Chandigarh (Punjab) [India], Aug. 29 (ANI): Bollywood singer and music composer Vishal Dadlani has been forgiven by Jain monk Tarun Sagar for his recent criticism. Tarun Sagar told ANI that may be Dadlani does not know anything about the Jain monks, Jainism or their beliefs, adding that had he known about that, he would not have made such a comment. The Jain monk said he was in Delhi eight months ago as he had to address the Delhi Assembly on March 15 but the programme got cancelled at last minute.