In yet another embarrassment for Congress, party's vice-president Rahul Gandhi has called the prominent leaders of India's freedom struggle as "NRIs" (non-resident Indian) and said the party was born of an "NRI movement". On which, Rahul was later trolled for his statement by peoRead More »
While self-styled godman and Dera Sacha Sauda chief may be growing vegetables in a small patch of land outside his barrack at Rohtak's Sunaria jail and earning Rs 20 a day for the same, authorities have taken stock of the Dera's assets in Sirsa and pegged it at about Rs 2,000 crore. The stocktaking comes after the Punjab and Haryana High Court had ordered that the amount of public property destroyed by the violence by Dera followers after Ram Rahim's conviction be recovered from the Dera. "Details have been prepared on the orders of the Punjab and Haryana High Court and a report submitted through the Court Commissioner," the Tribune quoted Sirsa Deputy Commissioner Prabhjot Singh as saying.
Long-term preparation of age-group national teams is now a regular and welcome feature in Indian football and can lead to a better future. For the U-17 World Cup to be held in six cities in India for the first time in October 2017, a squad of talented youngsters has been training for two years. Players from the northeast, including 11 from Manipur, are part of India's U-17 squad.
San Francisco, Sep 21 (IANS) Twitter executives will meet with the Senate Intelligence Committee which is investigating alleged Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential elections next week, the micro-blogging platform announced. The executives would speak about the prevalence of bot accounts, as well as the widespread dissemination of fake news and misinformation, on its platform, The Wired reported on Wednesday. "Twitter engages with governments around the world on public policy issues of importance and of interest to policymakers.
In a major decision, the Allahabad High Court on 21 September declared that the religion change by any man or woman for the second marriage will not be considered legal. According to the High Court, second marriage without divorcing the first spouse will also be termed illegal. The court ruled in the matter of making a change of religion to marry a married woman of Jaunpur to marry another man of another religion.
Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw emphasised that "mediocrity has set in" and therefore, it was necessary for lawyers to rise to the occasion.
Since the inception of RTE, the legislation has been embroiled in controversy over its scope and application to unaided minority schools in the country.
Initially, it was believed that he either had a heart attack or died due to the drug overdose as he was on anti-depressants.
"Six died on the spot while three died on the way to hospital," said AKM Jahangir, a senior official with the Red Crescent relief group.
In the video, the Australian cricketer showcases his large variety of shots which included the cover drive, hook, pull, and his famous reverse sweep as well.
New Delhi, Sept 21: The government is likely to take a final decision on raising minimum pay, under the 7th Pay Commission or 7th CPC, in January 2018. Sources in the Finance Ministry said the government may release the higher minimum pay, under the 7th Pay Commission, from January next year for the central government […]
Neelum valley [PoK], September 20 (ANI): Four young men, who were looking for work at one of the work-sites in the Neelum Valley area of the Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), were illegally picked up by the Pakistan Army and were brutally beaten up at the behest of a Pakistani contractor. The army's brutal assaults on the civilians have instilled fear in the people residing in the PoK region. The Pakistan Army captain has reportedly given orders to shoot locals, if seen seeking a job near any work-site in the region.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today asked cooperatives to venture into new business areas like beekeeping and seaweed farming to help farmers double their income by 2022 and boost the rural economy. Modi also emphasised that the 'cooperative spirit' should be kept alive and strengthened. Addressing the birth centenary of Maharashtra-based cooperative leader Laxman Madhav Rao Inamdar, the Prime Minister said: "It is natural for the cooperative sector to grow and shine in India.
Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) [India], September 21 (ANI): Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday declared the year of 2017 as e-pragati year. Addressing the second day of the Collectors' Conference here, Naidu said that all districts must come under the purview of the flagship programme that will help the government make real-time governance. The Chief Minister also inaugurated the Andhra Pradesh Sports Policy 2017.
A sixth man wanted in Britain early on Thursday as part of the probe into the bomb attack on a London Underground train last week, police said.
Paris, Sep 21 (IANS) French unions opposing President Emmanuel Macron's reforms intended to make the labour market more flexible, on Thursday continued a second day of protests with around 200 demonstrations around the country. The call to strike by the unions, led by the General Confederation of Labour (GCL), has had little effect on day-to-day activities, with some exceptions, including public transport in some cities excluding Paris, reports Efe news. France's state-owned railway company SNCF said that it expected some 95 per cent of its trains and all of its high speed TGV trains to run as usual.
Kolkata (West Bengal) [India], September 21 (ANI): The Calcutta High Court today revoked West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's order on Durga idol immersion and instructed the police to make separate routes for both Durga idol immersion and Muharram processions. The court added that Durga idol immersion can continue till 12 am on all days, including on Muharram.
The portion of the tent collapsed due to heavy rains in Gorakhpur while Yogi Adityanath was present at the venue.
New Delhi [India], September 21 (ANI): Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal on Thursday said that the ministry is looking at ways to cut down the expenses on diesel by speeding up the electrification process, Goyal said, "The railways ministry is looking at ways to speed up the electrification process as it would help cut down Rs. 16,000 crore expense on diesel." He added that the ministry is consulting people, who are involved in the electrification process. Goyal further took a jibe at the former United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government and said that the poor work done by the previous government had impacted the railways.
New Delhi [India], Sep 21 (ANI-NewsVoir): In recognition of PHFI's outstanding contribution to skill building initiatives and advancement of knowledge in the Indian healthcare sector, The Quality Council of India (QCI) awarded the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) the prestigious QCI - DL Shah Platinum award for skill building of primary care physicians in chronic conditions in India. The Platinum award was presented to PHFI by Shri.
An 11-year-old brain dead girl became the source of new life to three patients in Maharashtra after her vital parts heart, liver and a kidney, were taken through 'green corridor' from here to rain-battered Mumbai and to Pune and Solapur. Class VI student Tejashri Shelke, who hails from Pandhurly village in Sinnar taluka, was rushed to Vasantrao Pawar Medical College and Hospital in Adgaon here after she suddenly collapsed in school on September 15.
Tamil Nadu government today assured Kerala that it would take urgent action against the Nirmal Krishna Nidhi Private Ltd, a chit fund company based in the neighbouring state, that allegedly duped several investors in Kerala. An assurance in this regard was given by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami during a meeting with his Kerala counterpart Pinarayi Vijayan at Chennai today, a press release said here. Vijayan suggested for holding a joint probe the two states after registering a case in Kanyakumari, the release said, adding, all documents and evidences collected by Kerala police should be made part of the probe.
In Pakistan, a poem sent over WhatsApp can prove deadly. According to the Human Rights Watch, a court in Pakistan's Punjab province , had sentenced death, on 14 September, to Nadeem James, a 35-year-old Christian, for sending a poem to a friend that was deemed insulting to Islam. James isn't the only person in Pakistan condemned to death over a post on social media.
Japan Open 2017 is all set for a blockbuster day as two high-profile women's singles second round matches will be played on Thursday, September 21. India's PV Sindhu will take on her arch-rival Nozomi Okuhara (Japan) for the third time in less than a month, in Tokyo. While their last two clashes came at the final of World Championships and Korea Open, the two in-form shuttlers are meeting as early as the second round this time.
The Income Tax department is conducting raids at several offices owned by former chief minister of Karnataka SM Krishna's son-in-law VG Sidhartha. Apart from Bengaluru, the raids are also being conducted in Chikmagalur in Karnataka, Mumbai, and Chennai.