• 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.

  • India's daughters have made us proud at Rio Olympics: PM Modi

    New Delhi [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): Remembering the contributions of legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said India's daughters too have made the nation proud at the just concluded summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Addressing the nation in the 23rd edition of his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme, Prime Minister Modi said, "Tomorrow is the birth anniversary of Dhyan Chand.

  • How a 19-Year-Old Girl from Kanpur Is Inspiring Women in Her Village to Go after Open Defecators

    Palak Gaur, a 19-year-old resident of Kanpur has decided to improve the sanitation facilities in her village single-handedly. There’s no challenge that Palak Gaur finds insurmountable today. After all, the 19-year-old has spearheaded the clean-up of her ‘malin basti’, small neighbourhood of 45 homes tucked away in a larger slum located on Baba Ghat, flanking the Ganges in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.

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  • Robert Vadra takes on BJP MLA Ganesh Joshi over Shaktiman's death

    Dehradun [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra had a verbal spat with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Ganesh Joshi at the Dehradun Aiport over the death of Police Horse Shaktiman, who died after suffering injuries at a rally where he was allegedly thrashed by Joshi himself. Speaking to ANI here, Vadra said that when he gave a piece of his mind to Joshi over the death of the animal, he was verbally abused by the BJP MLA.

  • 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?

  • Pakistan killing our intellectuals and history: Baloch freedom activist

    New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) An "identity crisis" looms before the Baloch people as Pakistan is killing their intellectuals and strategically suppressing their history, says a Baloch freedom activist, adding that they will "not let Pakistan take our cultural identity from us". According to prominent Baloch freedom movement activist Mazdak Dilshad Baloch, the lullabies of Baloch mothers "are the only source of history lesson for the new generation" of their people. "As per Pakistani text books, Balochistan is a barbaric nation and Baloch people are barbarians who fight among themselves.

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  • '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.

  • 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.

  • Haryana Minister donates Rs. 50 lakh to Dera Sacha Sauda for sports, defends, donation, Rio visit

    Sirsa (Haryana) [India], Aug.28 (ANI): Haryana Sports Minister Anil Vij has decided to donate Rs. 50 lakh to the Dera Sacha Sauda organisation, headed by controversial Sikh leader Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, for promoting sports in Haryana. Hence in order to promote sports further, I would like to give Rs. 50 lakh which is from my discretionary fund," he said. Defending his action, the Minister said the donation was from his discretionary fund and the prime objective of his donation was to promote sports in the state.

  • Mulayam Singh can kill anyone to fulfill his political motives: BSP

    New Delhi [India], Aug.28 (ANI): The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Sunday trained it guns on Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and accused him of polarising votes and killing people for fulfilling his political aims. Dubbing Mulayam an opportunist, BSP leader Sudhindra Bhadoria said that Mulayam Singh has got people of various religions killed for ensuring victory in a politically-crucial state. "Mulayam Singh's grip is loosening on people of Uttar Pradesh.

  • BJP MP Udit Raj clarifies on 'beef for athletes' remark, says was just quoting Bolt's trainer

    New Delhi,[India] Aug 29 (ANI): A day after stating that Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt won nine Olympics gold medals because of consuming beef as a source of protein, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Udit Raj on Monday clarified his stance saying his remark was in context of allegations that athletes don't have enough facilities to train. "I was worried that our performance (at Rio Games) was poor. Then I noticed that Usain Bolt's trainers told him to eat beef twice a day because he was poor.

  • 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.

  • Former hockey players protest, demand Bharat Ratna for Dhyan Chand

    New Delhi [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): As many as 100 former hockey players and former hockey federation members staged a protest at Jantar Mantar on Sunday, demanding Bharat Ratna for legendary hockey player Major Dhyan Chand. The people erected a sand sculpture of Dhyan Chand at Jantar Mantar, demanding Bharat Ratna for him. "Tomorrow is National Sports Day, which is celebrated on Dhyan Chand's birthday.

  • Cricket: Dhoni wants more US matches despite washout

    Fort Lauderdale, United States, Aug 28, 2016 (AFP) - India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni wants more matches in the United States despite a chaotic Twenty20 clash against the West Indies on Sunday ending in a rain-hit no result.

  • 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.

  • Mother Teresa's life was dedicated to work for poor: PM Modi

    New Delhi [India], Aug. 28 (ANI): Remembering the contributions of Albanian-born Roman Catholic nun and missionary Mother Teresa, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said her life was dedicated to work for the poor and the socio-economically deprived. Addressing the nation in the 23rd edition of his 'Mann Ki Baat' programme, Prime Minister Modi said, "Mother Teresa's canonisation as saint is to happen on September 4. Sushma Swaraj (External Affairs Minister) will attend the ceremony.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Balochistan Assembly adopts resolution against PM Modi

    Quetta (Balochistan) [Pakistan], Aug.28 (ANI): The Balochistan Assembly has adopted an unanimous resolution in which it has criticized Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi for raising the issue of alleged human rights violations in the province during his recent Independence Day speech. Tabled by Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz lawmaker Muhammad Khan Lehri and supported by all political parties, the resolution was signed by Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and other legislators, reports the Dawn.

  • Indian women's hockey team players made to sit on train floor, probe demanded

    New Delhi [India], Aug.29 (ANI): Condemning the shocking incident of four Indian women hockey team players being made to sit on the floor of a train while returning home from the summer Olympics held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, women activists called on Minister of State for Sports and Youth Affairs Vijay Goel to register a case of inhuman treatment, negligence and exploitation against railway officials. Woman activist Brinda Adige told ANI, "These 'Babus' (officials) have no reason at all to be there, they have not contributed in anyway, neither in advising the team nor in seeing to the teams well being, and are travelling in business class, whereas they have made the players travel unreserved, some travelled sitting on the floor of their train." "How can this kind of injustice be tolerated?

  • 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.

  • We should protect and preserve our unity, integrity: PM on GST

    New Delhi [India], Aug.28 (ANI): Asserting that India must strive to protect and preserve its unity and integrity, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday through the 23rd installment of his monthly special-Mann Ki Baat hailed the unanimous passage of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Amendment Bill. Unity in diversity is our strength and it is our bounden duty to ensure that all of us as citizens, as a society, as a government give strength to the voices which maintain our unity and integrity for a brighter tomorrow." The Prime Minister also highlighted the efforts made by the Centre and states to combat the floods.