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New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) "I am just your Mukherjee sir. A visibly-happy Mukherjee, who taught the students at the Sarvodaya V…

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  • Sharif, army chief discuss security … IANS - 46 minutes ago

    Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) In a second meeting in four days, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday discussed the necessary steps for the security of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor Project (CPEC). According to sources, Nawaz Sharif was briefed that military's especial security division has started working to protect the CPEC route.

  • PM to inaugurate Delhi-Faridabad Metro … IANS - 49 minutes ago

    Chandigarh, Sep 4 (IANS) Residents of Haryana's Faridabad city will be able to enjoy the Delhi Metro services with Prime Minister Narendra Modi scheduled to inaugurate the Badarpur to Escorts Mujesar (Faridabad) line on Sunday. The extension of Delhi Metro till Faridabad, an industrial hub in Haryana, will ease commuting between both cities. "This will make commuting hassle-free and help save lot of time, energy and money," the spokesman said, adding that 95 percent of the metro line to Faridabad was built indigenously and put on the track within the sanctioned cost.

  • Government on right track but own economic … IANS - 53 minutes ago

    New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The RSS said on Friday that the Narendra Modi government was on the right track, and that the three days of discussions with government leaders had been "very useful". RSS leader Dattatreya Hosabale also said that he and his colleagues told the government that India needed to go for an economic model suited to it instead of aping the West which was facing a grave economic crisis. "For three days, we gathered and discussed various issues," said Hosabale, a senior figure in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, the ideological parent of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

  • Ola taxi driver held on charges of molesting … IANS - 55 minutes ago

    Jaipur, Sep 4 (IANS) An Ola cab driver was arrested here on Friday for allegedly molesting a Finnish girl, Rajasthan Police said. The girl, who was working as an intern in a company, filed the complaint at Shastri Nagar police station here in the afternoon, alleging that the driver of the cab tried to molest her while she was travelling from a hotel to the paying guest accomodation where she resides.

  • Planning to introduce aptitude certificates … IANS - 59 minutes ago

    New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government is planning to introduce aptitude certificates instead of the usual character certificate for students and called upon professionals to volunteer to teach in schools to infuse new thinking. Fielding questions from students across the country at a programme to mark Teachers' Day, Modi also gave insights into his own childhood -- of how he would wash his clothes at a pond and iron them using a pot containing pieces of burning coal. To a question from a child on the International Day of Yoga, held on June 21, Modi said he chose it because it is the day of the summer solstice when the sun shines longest over the northern hemisphere.

  • Mufti government spying on me: Omar IANS - 1 hour 3 minutes ago

    Srinagar, Sep 4 (IANS) Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Omar Abdullah on Friday accused the state government of "brazenly spying" on him. The National Conference leader tweeted that a journalist interviewing him for a national daily got stopped right outside his residence by a police detective. "Dear Mufti (Saab), if you and your apparatchiks want to know what I'm up to, pick up the phone and ask me," he said.

  • Drowned Syrian toddler laid to rest IANS - 1 hour 7 minutes ago

    Three-year-old Aylan Kurdi, who had drowned along with his mother Rehan and his five-year-old brother Galip while trying to reach the island of Kos in Greece, were buried in their hometown of Kobane, Al Jazeera reported. The three bodies were flown to a city near Turkey's border with Syria, from where they were taken to the border town of Suruc and thence to Kobane. Legislators from Turkey accompanied the brothers' father Abdullah Kurdi to Kobane.

  • Curfew relaxed in Manipur's riot-hit … IANS - 1 hour 17 minutes ago

    Imphal, Sep 4 (IANS) Curfew was relaxed on Friday in riot-hit areas of Manipur's Churachandpur district to enable resident to buy essential commodities, an official said. "The curfew was relaxed for eight hours from 5 a.m. to 1 p.m this afternoon so that people could buy essential commodities," Churachandpur District Magistrate Lunminthang Haokip told IANS. The curfew has been imposed since Monday night after a mob went on rampage, and set on fire the residence of Congress legislators, including that of the Health and Family Welfare Minister Phungzathang Tonsing and Outer Manipur Lok Sabha member Thangsoi Baite.

  • Clashes in Srinagar after march foi … IANS - 1 hour 21 minutes ago

    Srinagar, Sep 4 (IANS) Violent clashes erupted between stone-pelting youth and security forces after Friday prayers in old city ares of Srinagar as authorities prevented a march being taken out, police said. Soon after the congregational Friday prayers ended inside the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta area, a group of youth came out on the streets displaying posters of Burhan Wani, commander of the separatist guerrilla outfit Hizbul Mujahedeen. As the youth tried to take out a protest march, a large posse of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and state police intercepted them triggering clashes, which are still going on in the area.

  • Experiments with ideas beneficial for … IANS - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) President Pranab Mukerjee on Friday tutored senior secondary students at a school here and said experiments with ideas of public interest are beneficial for the Indian democracy. "Indian people are making experiments (with ideas)," Mukherjee told students of class 11 and 12 of Dr. Rajendra Prasad Sarvodaya Vidyalaya located in the sprawling President's Estate.

  • HC notice to AAP government for by-poll … IANS - 1 hour 23 minutes ago

    New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The Delhi High Court on Friday issued notice to the city government on an application of the state Election Commission, seeking funds and resources to hold by-elections in 13 wards. Filing an application in an ongoing plea that had sought to hold by-elections in 13 wards and to fill casual vacancies in the councillorship in all the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCD), the commission said it needed Rs.21 crore to conduct these elections. About 4,500 ground-level personnel would be required for two weeks, 50 Delhi government officers who would be appointed as returning officers, election observers, and expenditure observers for a period of two months.

  • Jail officials refuse to hand over Kunal … IANS - 1 hour 25 minutes ago

    Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Authorities have turned down the request of suspended Trinamool MP and Saradha scam accused Kunal Ghosh's mother to hand over the two unpublished "novels" of her son who has been behind bars since November 2013, as there was no specific law in this regard. The West Bengal Correctional Administration refused the request of 80-year-old Monika Ghosh, who had in May, written to the jail authorities seeking the writings of Ghosh, who has been charge sheeted by the CBI in the multi-crore-rupee scam. While the matter was referred to the state home department's press and publication section, it in turn asked Additional Director General of Correctional Services Adhir Sharma to take a call.

  • Delhi's education model will be … ANI - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    New Delhi, Sept 4 (ANI): Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said his government in the state is committed to developing the education sector, and added that 'Delhi's education model will be the best in the country'. Kejriwal thanked President Pranab Mukherjee for agreeing to teach the students, saying "Our president agreed within no time." "Thank you for the initiative President Mukherjee, you have increased the stature of teachers today," said Kejriwal.

  • Lalu Yadav reaches Mulayam's re … ANI - 1 hour 40 minutes ago

    New Delhi, Sept. 4 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Party (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav arrived at Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's residence here on Friday to try and convince the latter to review his decision of quitting the Janata Parivar alliance.

  • Pakistan says will continue its moral, … ANI - 1 hour 27 minutes ago

    Karachi, Sept. 4 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's Adviser on Political Affairs Asif Kirmani has said his country will continue to support the people of Kashmir, both morally and diplomatically.

  • Pakistan committed to promoting peace … IANS - 1 hour 29 minutes ago

    Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Pakistan on Friday said it is committed to promoting peace and reconciliation in Afghanistan for the best interest of the two neighbouring countries as well as the region. Pakistan fully supports Afghan-led and Afghan-owned peace and reconciliation process, Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said at his weekly news briefing here. It is up to Afghanistan to take next step in this regard, and Pakistan remains ready to facilitate.

  • $1.9 bn spent by Pakistan on anti-terror … IANS - 1 hour 33 minutes ago

    Islamabad, Sep 4 (IANS) Pakistan has so far spent $1.9 billion from its own resources on anti-terror military operation Zarb-i-Azb and return of Temporary Displaced Persons, a statement by the foreign office on Friday said.

  • Thai golf icon Thongchai's ADT tournament … IANS - 1 hour 39 minutes ago

    The Thongchai Jaidee Foundation, which gets underway here from Thursday. A total of 156 players, including 20 invites offered by Thongchai himself, will be competing for the total prize purse of four million baht (approximately $111,808) at the majestic Black Mountain Golf Club. Through the staging of his own ADT event, world No.42 Thongchai also hopes to draw attention to his growing foundation -- the Thongchai Jaidee Foundation which was launched in 2009 to help the under-privileged golfers in his hometown of Lopburi.

  • Teenager dies in accidental grenade … IANS - 1 hour 51 minutes ago

    Srinagar, Sep 4 (IANS) A teenaged boy on Friday succumbed to injuries sustained when a grenade exploded at the site of a gun battle between security forces and militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Baramulla district. According to police, 14-year-old Junaid Ahmad Dar came in contact with a grenade at Ladoora village (Rafiabad) which exploded and left him with serious injuries. "The boy was taken to district hospital in Baramulla town where he succumbed to his injuries," a senior police officials told IANS here.

  • Threats to Kerala police officers to … IANS - 1 hour 53 minutes ago

    Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 4 (IANS) Kerala's police chief T.P. Senkumar said on Friday that threats made to police officers will be probed. "Threats to police officials from political parties have always been there, and it is nothing new," the director general of police told a news conference. On Friday, a BJP leader, V.V. Rajesh, warned that the post retirement life of police officials "who protect CPI-M activists engaged in political violence" would be tough.

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