Sunday , 18 November 2018

National News

Closure in 1994 fake encounter in Assam

PTI GUWAHATI Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal and the All Assam Students’ Union on Monday welcomed a court martial verdict sentencing seven Army personnel, including a major general, to life imprisonment for a fake encounter 24 years ago and said the long wait for justice had finally ended. The summary general court martial looked into the extrajudicial killing of the ... Read More »

#MeToo allegations are false, says Akbar, warns of legal action

NEW DELHI: Union minister M J Akbar Sunday termed allegations of sexual harassment levelled against him by several women as “false, fabricated and deeply distressing” and said he was taking appropriate legal action against them. Please like & share: Read More »

Need to combat Delhi air pollution

New Delhi: An emergency action plan will be implemented from Monday to combat air pollution that has begun to show a trend towards poor category, the Central Pollution Control Board said. Please like & share: Read More »

Farmers in Punjab, Haryana defy ban on stubble burning

Chandigarh: Scores of paddy growers in Punjab and Haryana continue to defy the ban on stubble burning, claiming they are “compelled” to do so in the absence of any financial support from the government for farm waste management. Please like & share: Read More »

‘Devout Muslim’ Suhaib Ilyasi reads Gita, Upanishads in jail

New Delhi: He made sure he didn’t miss out on his daily namaz while in jail but also faithfully read the Bhagavad Gita and the Upanishads for solace and strength, says former TV anchor Suhaib Ilyasi who was acquitted on charges of murdering his wife this month.  Please like & share: Read More »

Ashok Chakra for Odisha Police’s SOG officer

New Delhi: An Assistant Commandant of the Odisha Police’s Special Operations Group (SOG) has been conferred with the Ashok Chakra posthumously for sacrificing his life while fighting the Naxals, home ministry officials said Sunday. Please like & share: Read More »

Congress says Goans deserve full-time CM

PTI   NEW DELHI Accusing the BJP of acting “power hungry” in Goa, the Congress on Saturday demanded that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar step down and it be allowed to prove majority by convening a special session of the state assembly. Congress leaders Pawan Khera and Goa Pradesh Congress committee chief Girish Chodankar claimed that the BJP is not removing ... Read More »

HAL a ‘strategic asset,’ says Rahul as he steps up attack over Rafale deal

PTI   BENGALURU Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Saturday described HAL as a “strategic asset” in aerospace, saying the country owed a debt to it, as he stepped up his campaign against the Modi government over the Rafale fighter jet deal. Reaching out to present and former employees of the defence PSU at an interaction with them here, Gandhi said, ... Read More »

Opposition grand alliance ‘a non-starter’: Ram Madhav

PTI   HYDERABAD Terming the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties against BJP a “non-starter,” BJP general secretary V Ram Madhav on Saturday said the party is gearing up for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls with a target of winning 315 seats. The opposition parties are proposing ‘Mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) as there was no leader who can match the popularity ... Read More »

Air India Express plane possibly overloaded: officials

PTI   TIRUCHIRAPPALLI The Dubai-bound Air India Express plane was flying at a speed of 250 km and possibly overloaded when its tyre hit an equipment used to guide a pilot to land a flight and then brushed the compound wall during take-off at the International Airport here early Friday, officials said. Tiruchirappalli airport Director K Gunasekaran has said on-duty ... Read More »