BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav, who in January triggered an uproar by posting a video on Facebook alleging the poor quality of food served, has been suspended Tej Bahadur Yadav from services.
As the London court hears a case to extradite him to India on several charges ranging from money laundering to tax evasion to loan default, hopes are high that at the end of it all, he will be handed over to the Indian authorities.
Mumbai/Srinagar [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Coming down heavily upon Congress leader P. Chidambaram for his tweet regarding the People's Democratic Party (PDP)-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) alliance, the BJP on Sunday dubbed the former as 'failed ex-home minister,' while saying that the grand old party was fishing in troubled waters by making such negative assertion. Accusing the Congress of instigating the youth to create a ruckus, the BJP said the wrong policies of Congress were responsible for the anarchy in the Valley. "The Congress party is fishing in troubled waters and I would like to recall Mr. Chidambaram the era of 2010 stone pelting agitation.
New Delhi [India], Apr 23 (ANI): Refuting the reports of foreign models being asked to remove saffron scarves inscribed with 'Ram naam' before entering the Taj Mahal, the Tourism and Culture ministry has said that no official of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) or the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) was involved in the reported incident. The ministry clarified that no such action was taken by any employee of the CISF and the ASI. "The government has received reports from the CISF and the ASI in this connection.
Kolkata, April 23 (IANS) Following is the scoreboard of the IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
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.
By Nikhat Parween New Delhi [India], April 22 (ANI): Ghulam Kausar, a small farmer from Katihar district, Bihar is woe-begone "We work so hard on our fields every day, the whole year round. It disturbs the way we've been cultivating our land and the worst is that this is affecting our crops." There is of course a wider explanation to what Ghulam is experiencing. Climate Change expert Nagraj Adve has explained the pattern of rising global temperatures.
New Delhi [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Saturday sought more time to submit a fresh list of witnesses in the National Herald case. The fresh list includes M. L. Bohra and Bhupender Singh Huda, who have been named as accused in a similar matter in which an FIR has been filed by the CBI and the Enforcement Directorate has already questioned them. "I want to make an additional list of witnesses.
(Reuters) - Austrian Bernd Wiesberger held his nerve to card a three-under-par 69 in the third round of the Shenzhen International on Saturday and will take a three-shot lead into the final day's play at the Genzon Golf Club. South Africa's Dylan Frittelli shot four-under to end the round in second place, while his compatriots George Coetzee and Dean Burmester were a shot further back in third alongside American David Lipsky and England's Ross Fisher. Wiesberger, who struck a bogey-free 65 in the second round, came in to round three four shots ahead, but saw his lead evaporate after a sparkling start by Gregory Bourdy.
New York, April 22 (IANS) With an estimated 10 per cent of people worldwide having chronic kidney disease (CKD), and about nine in 10 of them being unaware of their condition, health experts have called for making kidney health a priority in both developed and developing countries. Presenting a new global report - The Global Kidney Health Atlas - presented at this week's World Congress of Nephrology in Mexico City being held from April 21-25, the researchers highlighted the huge gaps in kidney disease care and prevention, with many countries not prioritising kidney health.
Shymkent [Kazakhstan], April 22 (ANI): The fourth meeting of the Kazakh-Indian Joint Working Group (JWG) for cooperation in the field of textiles was held on April 20 and April 21 in the southern Kazakhstan city of Shymkent. The talks were organised with the support of the Embassy of Kazakhstan in India and the Mayor's office of the South Kazakhstan region. Both sides discussed the status and prospects of further development of cooperation between the two countries in textiles.
By Pallavi Aman Singh New Delhi [India], Apr 22 (ANI): With India Runway Week all set to take Delhi by storm with its 8th season, here's a sneak peek at the thrilling ride ahead. Young established designer from Mumbai, Ken Ferns, will open the summer-festive edition of the fashion gala. Speaking about opening the India Runway Week, Ferns said, "I mightily excited about showcasing at India Runway Week and opening the week.
Inspection teams in 28 cities in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas found 2,808 of the 4,077 companies breaking the rules, Xinhua news agency cited the Environmental Protection Ministry as saying. Problems included unlicensed production, inefficient dust prevention and lack or malfunction of pollution treatment facilities, a statement said.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has promised to give the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, land for a new campus in Lucknow. The decision was taken in a meeting with the univeristy's chancellor a few days ago.
Michele Scarponi, the 2011 Giro d'Italia champion, has been killed after being hit by a van while training close to his home in Filottrano, Italy, his Astana team said on Saturday. Scarponi, 37, left home early on Saturday morning for a training ride. "This is a tragedy too big to be written," Astana said in a statement in English.
Bhuj (Gujarat) [India], Apr 22 (ANI): The Border Security Force (BSF) on Saturday seized one Pakistani fishing boat within Indian territory off the coast of Bhuj, Gujarat.
The Supreme Court has come down heavily on the Government’s plans of making Aadhaar compulsory for availing a number of services. The Government had recently made it mandatory for individuals to furnish their Aadhaar number when filing their tax returns. While the BJP led Government has defended this move by saying that this is to avoid misuse of pan card, which was being used to divert funds to shell companies, the move has prompted the Supreme Court to question how this could be made mandatory when it had passed an order making Aadhaar optional.
Reykjavik (Iceland), April 22 (IANS) Indian Grand Master Harika Dronavalli continued her good run at the Reykjavik Open chess tournament as she got past Martin P. Burrows of England in the fourth round game at the Herpa Concert Hall here. Playing in white pieces, Harika approached the game with a different strategy to catch her opponent who has a lower ranking, off-guard from the early stages and capitalised on her opponent's errors to wrap up the three-hour long tie in 30 moves on Friday night. This strategy baffled him and he started playing over the board," Harika said after the game.
Rome, April 22 (IANS) The presidential poll in France on Sunday will have a spill over effect on Italian politics as the country is also heading to general elections within months, said analysts. Italian right-wing political groups could get a boost if France's euroskeptic National Front leader Marine Le Pen has a strong showing in the first round. If moderate candidate Emmanuel Macron exceeds expectations, it could be a boon for former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who is seeking a political comeback, Xinhua news agency reported.
Patna (Bihar) [India], Apr 22 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushil Kumar Modi hasasserted that the ruling party in the Centre has been trying to probe against the anonymous property allegedly owned by Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his family for conversion of black money into white through shell companies.
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Apr 23 (ANI): Condemning West Bengal Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Dilip Ghosh's warning that those who will oppose the chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Jai Sri Ram' will relegate to history, Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday said by differentiating between Hindus and Muslims, India cannot be made harmonious. "By differentiating between Hindus and Muslims you cannot make the country harmonious.
Jammu and Kashmir Police have registered a case and identified the attackers, but no arrests have been made so far.
Kathmandu [Nepal], Apr 22 (ANI): Long time agitating force United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) has hinted at participation in local polls after the ruling alliance on Friday addressed their demands of reviewing the new Constitution Amendment Bill. With about three weeks left for holding the local-level elections scheduled for May 14, the Friday evening meeting agreement has ignited the hopes of an end to the political deadlock. For further talks, we will again meet tomorrow and the points will be coined for the revision and will be finalized tomorrow," Senior Leader of Nepali Congress Ramchandra Poudel told the media on Friday after the meeting.
Warsaw, April 22 (IANS) India and Poland will seek to further boost their close ties during the three-day state visit of Indian Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari here from April 26, that will also see the inking of some agreements. Ansari, who is leading a high-powered delegation to Poland, will be accompanied by his wife, Salma Ansari. Preeti Saran, Secretary (East) in the Ministry of External Affairs, will lead the official team.
While #Jhaaduman was coined by BJP to criticise AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal, AAP supporters on Twitter are hailing the hashtag to support him.