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  • newTobacco items, liquor bottles to carry warning against sale to kids

    Tobacco items, liquor bottles to carry warning against sale to kids

    All tobacco products, liquor bottles and outlets selling these products will soon have to carry a health warning that giving or selling intoxicants to a child is a crime punishable with up to seven years’ rigorous imprisonment and a fine of up to Rs 1 lakh.
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 3:49am -
  • newGutka barons Joshi, Dhariwal get bail in MCOCA case

    Gutka barons Joshi, Dhariwal get bail in MCOCA case


    - 7 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 3:30am -
  • newCongress top brass gags squabbling factions in Uttarakhand

    Congress top brass gags squabbling factions in Uttarakhand

    A concerned Congress leadership has clamped down on Uttarakhand chief minister Harish Rawat and state unit chief Kishore Upadhyaya for public squabbles, amid signs that their differences are touching sensitive sub-regional and caste faultlines ahead of February elections.
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 2:50am -
  • newCBI, ED get details of Mallya’s assets abroad

    CBI, ED get details of Mallya’s assets abroad

    CBI and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have received "crucial details" about properties and investments of the former liquor baron from several countries including UK, France, the US, Mauritius, Cayman Islands, Hong Kong, South Africa and Switzerland.
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 2:42am -
  • newChilli-based PAVA shells being considered as replacement for pellet guns

    Chilli-based PAVA shells being considered as replacement for pellet guns

    An expert panel of the home ministry is exploring whether pellet guns can be replaced with newly-developed PAVA shells, a chilli-based non-lethal munition which temporarily incapacitates the targets and renders them immobile for several minutes.
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 2:02am -
  • new22 bank accounts in S Kashmir under NIA lens for terror funding, Hizb links

    22 bank accounts in S Kashmir under NIA lens for terror funding, Hizb links

    NIA is examining around 22 bank accounts in south Kashmir that received unaccounted money and saw withdrawals coinciding with the current unrest in the valley. It will probe possible links of the account holders with Hizbul Mujahideen or its cadres and terror financiers based in Pakistan.
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 1:40am -
  • newBig explosives seizure in UP, Maoist link suspected

    Big explosives seizure in UP, Maoist link suspected

    The anti-terror squad (ATS) of UP police recovered huge quantities of ammonium nitrate, gelatin sticks and detonators from Kanpur and Jhansi on Thursday. Police suspect the consignments were being taken to Maoist outfits in Bihar.
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 1:15am -
  • newOne more law for party hosts and event organizers to keep in mind?

    One more law for party hosts and event organizers to keep in mind?

    The Maharashtra government has proposed a law that - if enacted - could make it harder for Maharashtrians to organize large private social gatherings such as birthday parties or wedding receptions. One of the clauses of the law requires hosts to get the permission of the police before inviting more than a hundred guests to their events.
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 1:01am -
  • newBeware of fake visa, Philippines embassy sounds alert

    Beware of fake visa, Philippines embassy sounds alert

    In an advisory, Philippines has warned Indians that there has been a spurt in fake visas, and visitors who did not either go to the country’s embassy or recognised travel agents should e-mail details of their visa to the embassy to check whether it is real or not.
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:37am -
  • newMonsanto confirms scrapping its plan to launch next generation of GM cotton seeds in India

    Monsanto confirms scrapping its plan to launch next generation of GM cotton seeds in India

    In what may be seen as a pressure tactics to settle its dispute with the government over the issue of royalties, the US-based multi-national biotechnology company Monsanto has scrapped its plan to launch its next generation of pest-resistant genetically modified (GM) cotton seeds in India.
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 11:04pm -

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  • newAgustaWestland: After MoD, IAF says no records on deal
    The defence ministry and the Indian Air Force (IAF) — the two primary holders of information on the Rs 3,600 crore AgustaWestland deal — have claimed that they do not have any records on the scrapped VVIP chopper deal with AgustaWestland.The Indian Air Force headquarters in a recent reply to an RTI query said: “The information sought via your RTI application is not available at this HQ.”The CBI, which is probing the case, had collected many records during its investigation, but as per…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • new‘Subversive elements fuelling stone-pelters’
    When home minister Rajnath Singh instructed the security forces in the Kashmir Valley to act with utmost restraint against the stone-pelting mob, it was not without reason. Specific intelligence reports, details of which have been accessed by this newspaper, available with the home ministry have reveal a sinister plan on part of some subversive elements, backed by Pakistan, who were instigating the stone-pelting mob to provoke security forces into firing on the crowd which would lead to a higher…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newRajnath Singh hints at Hurriyat talks

    Rajnath Singh hints at Hurriyat talks

    Rajnath Singh and Mehbooba Mufti interact with media during a press conference in Srinagar. (Photo: PTI)Despite the mild drama at chief minister Mehbooba Mufti’s residence that threatened to overtake the Centre’s rather conciliatory message to Kashmiris, Union home minister Rajnath Singh did his best to reach out to Kashmiris on the second day of his second trip to Kashmir in a month, and succeeded. Mr Singh said here on Thursday that an alternative to pellet guns will be proposed withi…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newPIL seeks new process for judges’ appointment
    Contending that the “collegium” system has only promoted favouritism in the judiciary, a PIL has been filed in the Supreme Court by National Lawyers’ Campaign for Judicial Transparency and Reforms, Mumbai, seeking a new mechanism for the appointment of judges in high courts and the Supreme Court. The petition states that the collegium system has failed totally and has led to monopoly in the august office of judges of the higher judiciary by the kith and kin of sitting and former judges.…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newScorpene leak: Australian daily uploads fresh batch of documents
    Australia’s The Australian newspaper, late on Thursday, uploaded a fresh batch of leaked documents relating to information about operating instructions of underwater warfare system of the six Scorpene submarines which are being built in India by French firm DCNS.The new set of documents, with Indian Navy insignia on it and marked “Restricted Scorpene India”, give details about the sonar system of the submarines which is used to gather intelligence underwater. They contain a wide range of…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newRahul Gandhi claims no U-turn in his stand on ‘divisive’ RSS

    Rahul Gandhi claims no U-turn in his stand on ‘divisive’ RSS

    Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi (Photo: PTI)Dismissing suggestions that he had made a U-turn over the role of the RSS in Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi insisted Thursday that he stood by “every single word” he had said earlier on the subject.“I will never stop fighting the hateful & divisive agenda of the RSS. I stand by every single word I said,” he tweeted in the wake of media reports that he had taken a U-turn on Wednesday when his counse…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newCentre may change governor: Syed Ata Hasnain is a contender

    Centre may change governor: Syed Ata Hasnain is a contender

    N.N. Vohra (Photo: PTI)With the Kashmir Valley continuing to witness largescale unrest for over a month, speculation is rife that the Centre is considering the possibility of replacing governor N.N. Vohra. A former senior bureaucrat, Mr Vohra has served as both home and defence secretary and was appointed governor in 2008, and given a second term in 2013.Sources said one of the names being considered is that of Lt. Gen. Syed Ata Hasnain (Retd), a highly-decorated Army officer who has served as…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newAmit Shah to meet RSS top brass

    Amit Shah to meet RSS top brass

    Amit ShahThe RSS top brass, including Bhaiyya Joshi and Krishna Gopal, is likely to discuss with BJP president Amit Shah the agenda for the crucial RSS-BJP “Samanvya Baithak” on late Thursday evening. Mr Shah has reached Bhopal where the RSS leadership is holding a two-day-long review meeting with the party’s state leadership. Mr Shah, sources disclosed, will meet the RSS top brass separately, where he is also likely to discuss names of leaders who will be inducted in the Central team. Mr…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newNew education policy may be delayed further
    The much-awaited and discussed TSR Subramanian report — commissioned by former HRD minister Smriti Irani for drafting a new education policy for India — is likely to be delayed further. The new HRD minister, Prakash Javadekar, sources said, is keen on conducting his own consultation process on how to improve the sector, while utilising the report only as an “input in the wider scheme of things”, sources said.It is learnt that finalisation of the new national education policy could be d…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -
  • newElectronic gadgets will provide vital information on VVIP deal
    Outcome of the forensic scrutiny of electronic gadgets recently recovered by the Central probe agencies from the premises of the Indian contacts of Christen Michel James — prime suspect in the VVIP AgustaWestland copter deal — will spill the beans on the multi-crore scam. The probe agencies, sources said, will soon get forensic analysis report of the mobile phones, SIM cards, hard discs, pen drives and computers, recovered from the premises of Michel’s contacts in India. Sources said, “…
    - 10 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 12:00am -

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  • newSwati Maliwal says by attempting suicide, rapists doing what system should have done - Business Standard

    Swati Maliwal says by attempting suicide, rapists doing what system should have done - Business Standard

    News18Swati Maliwal says by attempting suicide, rapists doing what system should have doneBusiness StandardReacting to Nirbhaya rapist Vinay Sharma's suicide attempt, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal has said the former had done what the system should have done long ago, implying that he should have been hanged for his crime.Nirbhaya convict Vinay Sharma attempts suicideThe HinduNirbhaya gangrape convict attempts suicide in Tihar JailIndia TodayDecember 16 convict attempts su…
    - 41 mins ago, 26 Aug 16, 9:43am -
  • newRahul Gandhi has very clearly articulated his position on RSS: Congress leader Manish Tiwari - The Indian Express

    Rahul Gandhi has very clearly articulated his position on RSS: Congress leader Manish Tiwari - The Indian Express

    The Indian ExpressRahul Gandhi has very clearly articulated his position on RSS: Congress leader Manish TiwariThe Indian Express“The tweet is self speaking. There is nothing to add or subtract to it. Gandhi has made the position and articulated it, and very very clearly,” Manish Tiwari said. By: ANI New Delhi Published:Aug 26, 2016, 9:33 ...Rahul Gandhi-RSS show: It's time Congress scion redeems himself in Chanakya SutraFirstpostCongress to continue fighting 'thought process' that killed Ma…
    - 51 mins ago, 26 Aug 16, 9:33am -
  • newAAP Soon To Decide On Punjab Leader Caught In Sting Operation - NDTV

    AAP Soon To Decide On Punjab Leader Caught In Sting Operation - NDTV

    NDTVAAP Soon To Decide On Punjab Leader Caught In Sting OperationNDTVThe Aam Aadmi Party is likely to show the door to a senior party leader in Punjab, Sucha Singh Chhotepur who has allegedly been caught accepting cash in return for a ticket to a party worker. The high command, sources say, has taken strong note of the ...Meet Sucha Singh Chhotepur: He walked out of SAD govt, impressed Kejriwal, then fell out with himThe Indian ExpressHas Kejriwal dug up trouble for himself by making big promis…
    - 54 mins ago, 26 Aug 16, 9:30am -
  • newRajan has no degree in economics, Patel has a PhD: Swamy - Business Standard
    Rajan has no degree in economics, Patel has a PhD: SwamyBusiness StandardExpressing his approval over the selection of Urjit Patel as the new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has said that he has high hopes from Raghuram Rajan's successor. Speaking to ANI here, ...and more »
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:58am -
  • newAmit Shah meets RSS brass, talks BJP's strategy for polls - Times of India

    Amit Shah meets RSS brass, talks BJP's strategy for polls - Times of India

    Times of IndiaAmit Shah meets RSS brass, talks BJP's strategy for pollsTimes of IndiaBHOPAL: Growing discontent in BJP-ruled states and a comprehensive plan for coming elections, involving all 33 frontal organisations of RSS, was the main agenda discussed in a close-door meeting between BJP national president Amit Shah and Sangh ...We will end BSP-SP power cycle in UP: Amit Shah, BJP PresidentEconomic TimesUttar Pradesh polls: Amit Shah says SP is our main rivalLivemintModi builds bridge betwee…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:13am -
  • newCouple murdered, their nieces gang-raped in night of horror - Times of India

    Couple murdered, their nieces gang-raped in night of horror - Times of India

    Times of IndiaCouple murdered, their nieces gang-raped in night of horrorTimes of IndiaGURGAON: A farmer and his wife were beaten to death and his two nieces allegedly raped by a gang of armed men wearing masks who tortured the rest of the family for four hours in their house on a farmland in Mewat on Wednesday night. The six others are ...Midnight mayhem in Mewat village: Couple murdered, minor among 2 gangraped by robbers in 3-hour rampageThe Indian ExpressCouple killed, minor and woman raped…
    - 4 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 6:10am -
  • newRajnath Singh by her side, Mehbooba Mufti says 5 per cent creating havoc, focus must be on 95 per cent - The Indian Express

    Rajnath Singh by her side, Mehbooba Mufti says 5 per cent creating havoc, focus must be on 95 per cent - The Indian Express

    The Indian ExpressRajnath Singh by her side, Mehbooba Mufti says 5 per cent creating havoc, focus must be on 95 per centThe Indian ExpressChildren being misled, says CM Mehbooba Mufti. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said an alternative to pellet guns would be found within a few days. Written by Muzamil Jaleel , Mir Ehsan Srinagar Updated: Aug 26, 2016, 5:20 ...'Thank you, now have tea': Asked tough questions, Mehbooba Mufti ends press meet abruptlyTimes of India5 per cent violent population…
    - 7 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 3:45am -
  • newThree diplomats in race for India's next envoy to US - Chandigarh Tribune

    Three diplomats in race for India's next envoy to US - Chandigarh Tribune

    Chandigarh TribuneThree diplomats in race for India's next envoy to USChandigarh TribuneThe race for the next Indian ambassador to the US has started in earnest. Arun Singh, the current Indian envoy to the US, is set to retire by August-end and the government is mulling its options on the next person to head its mission in Washington DC ...Indian envoy Navtej Sarna going to Washington from LondonBusiness StandardNavtej Sarna likely to be India's next envoy to the USEconomic TimesNavtej Sarna cou…
    - 8 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 2:00am -
  • newFour RSS activists hacked in Kannur - The New Indian Express

    Four RSS activists hacked in Kannur - The New Indian Express

    FirstpostFour RSS activists hacked in KannurThe New Indian ExpressKANNUR: Four RSS activists were hacked and severely injured after CPM workers hurled bombs at them at Muzhakunnu panchayat in Kannur on Thursday evening. According to the police, RSS Muzhukunnu Mandalam Karyavahak P Sujesh,31, ...Kerala: Two RSS men assaultedThe Indian Express4 RSS workers injured in attack by CPM cadres in KannurTimes of IndiaAnother BJP worker hacked in Kannur district of KeralaFirstpostNDTV -India Today -Ind…
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 1:38am -
  • newGovernment has no direct role in Lokpal selection: Centre to SC - The Indian Express

    Government has no direct role in Lokpal selection: Centre to SC - The Indian Express

    The Indian ExpressGovernment has no direct role in Lokpal selection: Centre to SCThe Indian ExpressSupreme court, SC, SC ruling, Centre, central government, LOkpal, Lokpal The earlier rules, put in place by the UPA government, had constrained the search committee to only consider names recommended by the DoPT. The Centre has informed the ...Govt clarifies stand on Lokpal selectionDeccan Heraldall 3 news articles »
    - 9 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 1:06am -

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  • newSheena Bora murder: Taped conversations emerging on media submitted in court, says CBI
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday clarified that all the taped conversations among Indrani Mukerjea, Peter Mukerjea and his son Rahul Mukerjea being played in media, indicating that there was an attempt to cover up the Sheena Bora murder case, have been taken into account during the investigation and have also been submitted in the court. "All the tapes being played on certain channels on the Sheena Bora murder case have been taken into account…
    - 57 mins ago, 26 Aug 16, 9:27am -
  • newSC to hear plea of Muslim woman seeking ban on triple talaq today
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court will on Friday hear the petition of a Muslim woman challenging the Constitutional validity of 'triple talaq' to end a marriage. In her petition, Ishrat Jahan sought a declaration from the apex court that Section 2 of the Muslim Personal Law (Shariat) Application Act, 1937 was unconstitutional, as it violated fundamental rights guaranteed under Articles 14 (equality), 15 (non-discrimination), 21 (life) and 25 (religion) of the Constitution. In h…
    - 57 mins ago, 26 Aug 16, 9:27am -
  • newSRK, Akshay enlisted to Forbes' 10 highest paid actors
    New Delhi, Aug. 26 (ANI): Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar have it into Forbes' list of top 10 highest paid actors of 2016, which is topped by Wrestler-turned-actor Dwayne Johnson.
    - 57 mins ago, 26 Aug 16, 9:27am -
  • newSwati Maliwal says by attempting suicide, rapists doing what system should have done
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Reacting to Nirbhaya rapist Vinay Sharma's suicide attempt, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) chief Swati Maliwal has said the former had done what the system should have done long ago, implying that he should have been hanged for his crime. "What the system was supposed to do, the Nirbhaya rapist himself is trying to do now. Nirbhaya's rapists need to be given the death penalty and this needs to be done immediately," she told ANI.
    - 57 mins ago, 26 Aug 16, 9:27am -
  • newCongress to continue fighting 'thought process' that killed Mahatma Gandhi
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Backing party vice-president Rahul Gandhi's strongly worded statement on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Congress on Friday asserted that it will continue to fight the process of thought that killed Mahatma Gandhi in January 1948. Congress leader and spokesman Randeep Surjewala told ANI here that the atmosphere of hate and division, whether it is by an organisation or by an individual, will always be fought decisively by the party leadership and crore…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:55am -
  • newRahul Gandhi must quit politics to save Congress future: Swamy
    Vadodara (Gujarat) [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has reasserted that making 'u-turns' on key issues of national importance is second nature to Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi and advised him to quit politics to save the grand old party's future. Not even sure if he tweeted it himself, it was probably someone from his office," Swamy told ANI here with reference to Rahul reigniting the ongoing debate over his comment that the Rashtriya Swayamsev…
    - 1 hour ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:55am -
  • newPM Modi to inaugurate NITI Aayog's maiden annual lecture on Transforming India
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today inaugurate NITI Aayog's maiden annual lecture on Transforming India here.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:44am -
  • newRahul Gandhi should first educate himself and then comment, says BJP
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Taking a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi for his remarks on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shaina NC has advised him to first educate himself before commenting on any issue of national import. "My advice to Mr. Rahul Gandhi would be to first read up on the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), educate yourself, and only then comment. As they say in English, a little ignorance is a dangerous thing, and in this…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:44am -
  • newRajan has no degree in economics, Patel has a PhD: Swamy
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Expressing his approval over the selection of Urjit Patel as the new Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy has said that he has high hopes from Raghuram Rajan's successor. Speaking to ANI here, Swamy said Patel was Rajan's deputy for many years, which is why his next post should not feel new to him.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:44am -
  • newEngland tour of Bangladesh to go ahead after risk assessed

    England tour of Bangladesh to go ahead after risk assessed

    England's five-week tour of Bangladesh will proceed as planned starting in late September, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced on Thursday after conducting a risk assessment. The tour had been in doubt over security concerns following a July 1 attack by Islamic militants on a Dhaka cafe in which 22 people were killed, most of them foreigners. Players, including test captain Alastair Cook and one-day international captain Eoin Morgan, were briefed on Thursday.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:32am -
  • newIshrat Jahan case: Will approach SC under Article 32 if fundamental rights violated, says R.K. Kapoor
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): With the Supreme Court set to hear petitioner Ishrat Jahan challenging the constitutional validity of the triple talaq system, senior advocate R.K. Kapoor said Friday that if the fundamental rights of any Indian citizen is violated, irrespective of gender, then he or she can knock at the door of the Supreme Court under Article 32 of the Constitution.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:21am -
  • newPresident Mukherjee to begin three-day visit to Bihar, Karnataka from today
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will begin his three-day tour to Bihar and Karnataka from today. On Saturday, the President will address the first convocation of Nalanda University and lay the foundation stone of its campus at Rajgir. On Sunday, President Mukherjee will address the 24th annual convocation of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:21am -
  • newPM, HM don't understand meaning of Insaaniyat, Jumhooriyat, Kashmiriyat: Congress
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Calling the abrupt dismissal of a joint press conference attended by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti in Srinagar as a lack of understanding, Congress leader Manish Tiwari said that the BJP does not understand the concept of Insaaniyat (humanity), Jumhooriyat (democracy) and Kashmiriyat, and therefore, it comes as no surprise that there is so much of confusion and contradiction in their policies. "The biggest…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:20am -
  • newRahul Gandhi has very clearly articulated his position on RSS: Congress
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has very clearly articulated his position about his remarks against the RSS in his tweet and posted a video of his statement in Bhiwandi, claimed party leader and spokesman Manish Tiwari. Gandhi has made the position and articulated it, and very very clearly," Tiwari told ANI. A day after Rahul Gandhi's counsel, Kapl sibal, had told the Supreme Court that he had never blamed the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) for killing M…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:20am -
  • newHaji Ali Dargah case: Bombay HC to pronounce verdict on ban on women today
    Mumbai [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): The Bombay High Court today will pronounce its verdict on a public interest litigation (PIL) challenging the ban on the entry of women into the inner sanctum of the city's famed Haji Ali Dargah. The ban was imposed in 2012 by the Haji Ali Dargah Trust citing some religious traditions as the reason. The PIL was filed by women activists Noorjehan Niaz and Zakia Soman and the NGO Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:17am -
  • newAsking money for transportation of bodies from poor is 'shameful, inhuman': Mamta Sharma
    Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): After a tribal man walked 10 kilometers carrying his wife's body on his shoulder on failing to get an ambulance, former National Commission for Women (NCW) chief Mamta Sharma said on Friday that asking money from the poor for transportation of bodies from government hospitals to the residence of the deceased is a shameful and inhuman act, and asked Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to intervene in such cases. Sharma told ANI that this was something i…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:17am -
  • newPakistan has proved time and again that 'it cannot be trusted': Former Indian Army Chief
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Analysing factors that have brought ties between India and Pakistan to a new low, former chief of army staff, General Deepak Kapoor (retired), has said that first and foremost what comes to mind is the lack of trust between the two nations, and added that Pakistan has proved time and again that it cannot be trusted. Broken promises, especially in regard to the investigations, which had been promised by the Pakistan into both Mumbai and Pathankot attacks. Deliver…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:09am -
  • newSurrogacy Bill will check population, exploitation of poor women: Abha Singh
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): Welcoming the newly drafted Surrogacy Bill, social activist and eminent lawyer Abha Singh said Friday, "I think this is a bill which is well meaning and should be passed by the Parliament as early as possible" as it will check the misuse of provisions in the country. This will also check the population rise in the country.
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 8:09am -
  • newAAP to decide Sucha Singh Chottepur's fate today
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 26 (ANI): After a sting video that allegedly showed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab convener Sucha Singh Chottepur accepting money, the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) is likely to meet at Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's residence on Friday to take a final call on his removal. AAP national convener and the party's Punjab affairs in-charge Kejriwal has apparently refused to meet Chottepur and asked him to file his clarification before the party's Punjab state…
    - 2 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 7:58am -
  • newHundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival

    Hundreds challenge human pyramid limits at Indian Hindu festival

    By Reuters Staff Hundreds of people attending a Hindu festival in India's western Maharashtra state on Thursday defied India's Supreme Court order limiting the height of human pyramids due to safety concerns. Members of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) regional party wearing T-shirts reading "I will break the law" formed a human pyramid 49 feet (15 m) tall in Thane district at a Janmashtami celebration marking the birth of Hindu deity Lord Krishna. India's Supreme Court on Aug. 17 upheld a l…
    - 6 hours ago, 26 Aug 16, 3:59am -
  • newScorpene leaks: Another set of documents released
    Sydney [Australia], Aug. 25 (ANI): The Australian on Thursday uploaded new set of documents on the Indian Navy Scorpene Submarine on its website, with detailed description of its underwater warfare system. This is the second set of documents on the vessels that are being built in India by French firm DCNS, however, the publication has blacked out crucial details given that it could prove detrimental to India's defence. India's national security stands gravely compromised following leaks of the e…
    - 11 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 11:18pm -
  • newIndia vs West Indies 2016: Factfile - Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Florida

    India vs West Indies 2016: Factfile - Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground, Florida

    Five things to know about the Central Broward Regional Park Stadium Turf Ground in Florida which will host the India-WI T20 series
    - 12 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 10:29pm -
  • newHurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz detained ahead of 'Eidgah Chalo march'
    Srinagar, [Jammu and Kashmir], Aug. 25 (ANI): Hurriyat Conference leader Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was detained today by the Srinagar police ahead of his 'Eidgah Chalo march', that was to be carried out the in old city on August 26. The protest calendar comes on a day when Union Home Minister Singh arrived on a two-day visit to the Valley for holding talks with different groups and political parties. As a delegation of mainstream political parties was in a meeting with home minister, the separatist gr…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 9:46pm -
  • newVishal-Shekhar, UK-based band collaborate for 'Beliya'
    Mumbai, Aug 25 (IANS) Indian music sensation duo Vishal-Shekhar and UK-based boy band 'The Vamps' have recently launched a single titled 'Beliya'. "We are very happy that 'Beliya' is out and everyone can now hear what we created in London. It has been a lot of fun working with Vishal and Shekhar, who have taken us under their wings and are planning to take us to some of the best spots in Mumbai.
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 9:38pm -
  • newHope India can do more for peace, says China over BrahMos deployment
    Beijing, Aug 25 (IANS) China on Thursday hoped India could do "more" to maintain peace and stability on the border areas "rather than the contrary", following reports that New Delhi plans to deploy BrahMos missiles along its boundary with Beijing. "To maintain peace and stability in the China-India border areas is an important consensus reached by the two sides. According to reports, the Indian government has sanctioned induction of BrahMos supersonic missiles, with steep-diving capabilities, to…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 9:34pm -
  • newWomen protest French burkini ban with London beach party demo

    Women protest French burkini ban with London beach party demo

    Some 35 Muslim and non-Muslim women held a beach party demonstration outside the French embassy in London on Thursday, protesting against a ban on burkinis enforced in some coastal towns in France. "We wanted to show solidarity with Muslim women in France and call for a repeal of the ban."     France's highest administrative court, the Conseil d'Etat, was meeting on Thursday to consider a complaint against the ban in one Mediterranean town. President Francois Hollande's government has backed…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 9:20pm -
  • newKeep your country clean if you truly love it: Sachin Tendulkar's message to nation
    New Delhi, [India], Aug. 25 (ANI): The Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, in association with UNICEF, organized an interactive session between Swachh Bharat Champions Collectors across 22 States and Swachh Bharat ambassador Sachin Tendulkar, aimed at celebrating and honoring the efforts of Collectors who have done exemplary work in the field of rural sanitation, and led their districts to achieve an Open Defecation Free status. Tendulkar was welcomed on the occasion by the Secretary, Min…
    - 13 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 9:18pm -
  • newSri Lanka wants Indian subcontinent firm involved in $400 mln port contract
    By Shihar Aneez COLOMBO (Reuters) - Sri Lanka is seeking a consortium that must include a company from the Indian subcontinent to bid for a $400 million contract to build a port terminal, the ports minister said on Thursday. The move to include an Indian subcontinent firm could neutralise growing Chinese influence in Colombo's port. Arjuna Ranatunga, Sri Lanka's ports minister, said at least a 20 percent stake in consortia bidding for the Colombo East terminal construction contract must be held…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 8:29pm -
  • newFrance, India play down security risk of leaked submarine data

    France, India play down security risk of leaked submarine data

    By Cyril Altmeyer and Douglas Busvine PARIS/FRANCE (Reuters) - France and India on Thursday played down the security risk posed by leaked data on French-designed submarines that a source told Reuters was probably stolen by a French former employee and that has raised concerns over a $38 billion contract with Australia. More than 22,000 pages of data about six submarines that France's DCNS is building for India's navy looked to have been stolen in 2011 by a subcontractor who was fired while provi…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 8:26pm -
  • newRahul Gandhi must quit politics to save future of Congress: Subramanian Swamy
    Vadodara [India], Aug. 25 (ANI): With Rahul Gandhi reigniting the debate over his comment on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) by saying that he stands firmly by what he said, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday asserted that making 'u-turns' was second nature to the Congress vice president and advised him to quit politics to save the future of the grand old party. Not even sure if he tweeted it himself, it was probably someone from his office," Swamy told ANI h…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 8:16pm -
  • newAbhinav Bindra to head NRAI committee to review India's shooting performance at Rio
    New Delhi[India], Aug 25 (ANI): Abhinav Bindra, the country's lone individual Olympic gold medallist, has been appointed as the chairman of a review committee formulated by the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) to "examine and identify in a cold and ruthless manner" the causes behind shooting not securing any medals at the recently-concluded Rio Olympic Games. The NRAI, governing body of the shooting sport, on Thursday announced the formulation of the committee, which is also mandated t…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 8:07pm -
  • newRahul Gandhi's RSS comment nothing but a 'face-saver': BJP
    New Delhi (India), Aug 25 (ANI): Following Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's tweet stating that he will fight against the divisive agenda of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), the Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) on Thursday took strong exception to the statement, saying that former is indulging in verbal gymnastics to save the image of the party. Speaking to ANI, BJP leader G.V.L. Narasimha Rao said that Rahul Gandhi, who has already lost his image in the country, is attempting a face saver. "…
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 8:04pm -
  • newiBerry launches 'India's first 4GB Ram unibody smartphone' at Rs. 15,990
    New Delhi [India], Aug.25 (ANI): Hong Kong-based phone manufacturer iBerry launched Auxus 4X 'India's first 4GB RAM Unibody Premium Smartphone' here on Thursday. It will be exclusively available via ebay at the price of Rs. 15,990. Equipped with new generation Helio P10 processor, Auxus 4X has impressive 4GB DDRIII RAM with inbuilt memory of 32GB along with an expandable memory slot upto 128GB.
    - 14 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:54pm -
  • newUnder India's incoming RBI boss expect less chat, unified message

    Under India's incoming RBI boss expect less chat, unified message

    By Neha Dasgupta and Suvashree Choudhury NEW DELHI/MUMBAI (Reuters) - When Urjit Patel became head of the Reserve Bank of India's monetary policy department three years ago, the to and fro of bankers and traders meeting officials for cosy, broad-ranging discussions abruptly ended. Meetings go on to this day, but out went the kind of private chats that could unsettle markets, occurrences that became known as "open mouth operations", as opposed to open market operations the RBI carries out. As he…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:38pm -
  • newRBI to allow banks to offer corporate bonds as collateral for repo

    RBI to allow banks to offer corporate bonds as collateral for repo

    RBI said on Thursday it would seek legal changes to enable banks to pledge corporate bonds as collateral when borrowing funds from its overnight repo window. As part of a series of steps to deepen fixed income and currency markets, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) also said it would amend its regulations shortly to allow foreign investors to transact in corporate bonds directly. It will also allow banks to issue rupee-denominated perpetual debt instruments overseas, which would qualify for inclus…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:32pm -
  • newGovernment lauds 7.9 per cent GDP forecast by Goldman Sachs for 2016-17
    New Delhi, Aug 25 (IANS) The central government on Thursday lauded global investment banker Goldman Sachs for awarding a growth forecast of 7.9 per cent for the Indian economy in the current fiscal, riding on an improved monsoon, key reforms and increased FDI inflows. "Happy that Goldman Sachs forecast Indian economy to clock 7.9 per cent growth in current fiscal with better monsoon, key reforms and FDI (foreign direct investment) inflows," M. Venkaiah Naidu, Union Minister of Urban Development,…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:18pm -
  • newDon't let India use your soil against us, Pakistan tells Afghnistan
    Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) Pakistan has asked Afghanistan to restrain India from using its soil against Islamabad, Radio Pakistan reported on Thursday. "Such cooperation should not be to the detriment of Pakistan," Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria said in a statement. The statement on the India-Afghanistan nexus comes two days after a report saying New Delhi will deliver more arms to Kabul to help it fight militants.
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:18pm -
  • newVodafone India to delay IPO filing until towards end-2016 - IFR

    Vodafone India to delay IPO filing until towards end-2016 - IFR

    Vodafone Group Plc's Indian unit is likely to delay filing the draft prospectus for its up to $3 billion initial public offering (IPO) until towards the end of the year, IFR reported on Thursday The filing, previously expected in September or October, is being delayed because Vodafone wants to wait for new rival Reliance Industries to launch its telecoms services, IFR, a Thomson Reuters publication, cited a source as saying. A Vodafone Group spokesman declined to comment when contacted by Reuter…
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:10pm -
  • newDelhi Dynamos bolster attack with Marcelo Leite signing
    New Delhi [India], Aug 25 (ANI): Delhi Dynamos Football Club strengthened their attacking option by adding the Brazilian Marcelo Leite Pereira to the team's roster for the upcoming season of the Indian Super League. The 29 year old joins the Delhi Dynamos F.C. squad from Anapolis Futebol Clube, which plays in the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie D. "I am thankful to the club for this new opportunity.
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:00pm -
  • newSuicide the easy way out, must ensure Nirbhaya convict swings from gallows: BJP
    New Delhi [India], Aug. 25 (ANI): With Vinay Sharma, one of the four death row convicts in the sensational December 16 gangrape case, allegedly trying to commit suicide in Tihar Jail, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday asserted that the responsible jail authorities must foil any such future attempts by him and ensure that capital punishment is awarded to him.
    - 15 hours ago, 25 Aug 16, 7:00pm -

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