Speaking at the Hero Group's Mind Mine Summit on 21 April, Union Law and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad made a bold claim. When asked how development impacted culture and diversity, Prasad's response took a strange turn. Prasad even went on to name a Muslim man, Karimul Haque, wRead More »
36-year-old Sangeeta Verma, who last week was allegedly attacked with acid and diesel fire by her husband and in-laws over an unfulfilled dowry demand, died on Friday. Verma, who's from Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district, was brought to the institute this week with 90 per cent burns.
New Delhi [India], Apr 21 (ANI): Echoing Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav's views on Babri Masjid case verdict, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Vinay Katiyar on Friday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has become like a 'wild beast on the loose' under the present dispensation. The CBI had appealed in the Supreme Court to restore criminal conspiracy charges against BJP supremos Lal Krishna Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Uma Bharti and Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh among others.
New Delhi [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Ousted All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) leader T.T.V. Dinakaran on Saturday appeared before the crime branch of the Delhi Police in connection with a case involving bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two leaves' symbol and was interrogated for around seven hours. The interrogation will further continue tomorrow. During the interrogation, Sukesh Chandrashekhar, the middleman alleged to have struck a deal for Rs. 50 crore to help Dinakaran's AIADMK faction keep the 'two leaves' poll symbol and Dinakaran's personal assistant Janarthan were also interrogated, sources say.
New Delhi [India], Apr 21 (ANI): In the wake of the Chittorgarh incident, where a group of Kashmiri students at a private university in Rajasthan were allegedly called terrorists and beaten up by the locals, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday appealed to all the states to ensure the safety of the Kashmiris. No one can rubbish this truth that many people from Kashmir are contributing to India's safety and prosperity," Singh told ANI.
Hyderabad, April 21 (IANS) B. Sai Praneeth, the latest among Indian shuttlers to make their mark in the international arena by winning his maiden Super Series title, believes that this could be a turning point for his career. The World No. 30 defeated Srikanth, ranked a place higher, 17-21, 21-17, 21-12, to win his maiden Super Series title.
Akhilesh Yadav’s ambitious Lucknow-Agra Expressway project has come under the scanner of the Yogi Adityanath government.
Washington DC [US], Apr 21 (ANI): Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has strongly raised the H-1B visa issue with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as both leaders emphasized the strength of economic relations and the bipartisan support it has acquired over the years. During the meeting in Washington DC yesterday, Jaitley raised the issue of recent executive orders, which indicate a possible tightening of the H-1B visa regime. The US Commerce Secretary congratulated the Indian Finance Minister on making the GST a reality.
(Reuters) - Arsenal's fate in the FA Cup will play no part in manager Arsene Wenger's decision on whether he stays or leaves the club at the end of the season, the Frenchman said ahead of Sunday's semi-final against Manchester City at Wembley. Wenger has come under pressure from some former players, supporters and the media after a poor run of results left the club in sixth spot in the Premier League and likely to miss out on Champions League qualification for the first time under the Frenchman. Wenger said the FA Cup semi-final was an important game but the result would have no impact on his decision.
The order that makes it possible to file a FIR against Whats App group administrators has come from the District Magistrate of Varanasi and the Senior Superintendent of Police in the city.
India opener Lokesh Rahul is set to miss the Champions Trophy in June after undergoing operation on his injured shoulder earlier this month, the 25-year-old has said. Rahul hurt his left shoulder while batting during the opening test against Australia in Pune but played through pain during the four-match series, scoring six half-centuries. The right-handed batsman is not playing the ongoing Indian Premier League Twenty20 and had a surgery in England.
Last month, the government made Aadhaar card a mandatory for filing income tax returns and for applying for pan cards. The government said that the move was aimed to streamline the taxing system and curb the misuse of pan cards for evading taxes.
Washington, April 21 (IANS) US authorities have prepared charges to seek the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, officials told CNN on Friday. The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for posting thousands of files stolen by the former US Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning now known as Chelsea Manning. During former President Barack Obama's administration, Attorney General Eric Holder and officials at the Justice Department determined it would be difficult to bring charges against Assange because WikiLeaks was not alone in publishing documents stolen by Manning, reports CNN.
The UFC world has been waiting a long time to see Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones square off once again and after their rematch kept getting delayed, it could happen in July.
(Reuters) - Andy Murray has dismissed suggestions that the pressure of being the world's top tennis player is affecting his performance after losing to Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in the Round of 16 of the Monte Carlo Masters. Murray's defeat to Ramos-Vinolas was only his fourth match in two months after an elbow injury ruled him out of the Miami Open and the following Davis Cup game between Great Britain and France. The 29-year-old's only tournament win this year came at the Dubai Championship in March after he lost to Novak Djokovic in the Qatar Open final followed by a Round of 16 exit at the Australian Open.
By Michael Church HONG KONG (Reuters) - Youth development specialist Tom Byer wants Chinese President Xi Jinping to focus the nation's energy on winning the Under 17 World Cup as a first step to achieving China's long-term football goals. Xi sparked the current frenzy within China's football scene when he said it was his dream for China to qualify for, host and win the World Cup. Byer, though, believes the Chinese need to adopt a different approach and focus on goals that are more achievable.
(Reuters) - Tottenham Hotspur are long overdue for a trophy and will win one either this season or the next, defender Toby Alderweireld said ahead of Saturday's FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea at Wembley. Tottenham, seeking their first silverware since winning the 2008 League Cup, challenged for the Premier League title last season but faded during the last few weeks of the campaign and finished in third place, 11 points behind champions Leicester City. "With this team, and with the people working for it, we will get a trophy — 100 per cent. If it is not this season, then it will be the one after.
Kathmandu, April 21 (IANS) The relatives of 44 Nepali workers, who have been languishing in a prison in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, have requested the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to take the initiative for their release, a media report said on Friday. The country should take the initiative for their immediate release," Dhana Bhandari of Shuklaphanta Municipality-4 told NHRC Chairman Anup Raj Sharma on Wednesday, the Kathmandu Post reported. Bhandari claimed the Indian authorities have already released the Indian workers who were also arrested in the same incident.
Delhi/Mumbai [India] Apr 21 (ANI): Questioning the audacity of the criminals while throwing light on the law and order situation in Maharashtra, the women activists on Friday expressed grave concern over the rape of a minor girl in Nagpur's MLA hostel and demanded stringent punishment against the accused. Women rights activist Shamina Shafiq demanded that the MLA should be made accountable in whose name the room was allotted. Questioning the law and order situation, the activist said, "Criminals have audacity to go to hostels and gang-rape a girl, it questions entire law and order situation of Maharashtra." She demanded that Maharashtra DG Satish Mathur should look into this matter personally so that the rapists get severe punishment.
A woman from Uttar Pradesh lodged a complaint with the police saying that her husband threatened her with triple talaq after she gave birth to a girl child.
Seoul, April 21 (IANS) The preparatory session of the trial against South Korea's ousted President Park Geun-hye, who is charged with corruption, will take place in May, only a week before the vote to elect her successor. Sources close to the Seoul Central District court, which will hear the case, told Yonhap News Agency on Friday that a preparatory hearing is scheduled on May 2, although Park, 65, is not required to attend.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the plea of Abdul Latif Adam Momin, one of the convicts in the 1999 Air India IC 814 hijacking case, challenging his life sentence.
Guayaquil (Ecuador), April 21 (IANS) Second-half substitute Sassa scored a late penalty to earn Brazil's Botafogo a 1-1 in their their group match of the Copa Libertadores football tournament against Barcelona Sports Club here. Christian Aleman struck just after the half-hour mark for the Ecuadorian outfit, who looked to be in control before Yefferson Mena was dismissed after a second caution for a bad foul on Thursday night, reports Xinhua news agency.
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has strongly raised the H-1B visa issue with US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross as both leaders emphasized the strength of economic relations and the bipartisan support it has acquired over the years. Jaitley briefed the US Commerce Secretary on the strength of the Indian economy and the significant structural reforms the Government of India has undertaken over the last three years. The US Commerce Secretary congratulated the Indian Finance Minister on making the GST a reality.
New Delhi [India], Apr 21 (ANI): Ace Indian sprinter Dutee Chand will lead the 16-member Indian Athletics team to participate in the three-leg Asian Grand Prix 2017 in China.