Sunday , 21 October 2018

National News

UP cops arrest HM terrorist planning attack

PTI   LUCKNOW A Hizbul Mujahideen terrorist who was planning an attack during Ganesh Chaturthi was arrested in Kanpur on Thursday, police said. “The terrorist has been identified as Qamar-uz-Zama (37), a resident of Assam, and is an active member of Hizbul Mujahideen,” Director General of Police OP Singh said. He was arrested from Shivnagar locality in Kanpur’s Chakeri area, ... Read More »

Scientists have social responsibility, says Harsh Vardhan

IANS KOLKATA Union Science and Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday called upon scientists to focus their research on finding solutions to people’s problems. “One should work with enthusiasm and every scientist should pursue his dream. I think science research should address the problems and hardships that people are facing in their daily life. I want to emphasise that researchers ... Read More »

Congress, BJP slug it out over Mallya

IANS   NEW DELHI A fresh war of words broke out between the BJP and Congress over  Vijay Mallya on Thursday with Congress president Rahul Gandhi seeking Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s resignation over “free passage” given to the fugitive businessman and the BJP hitting out  by alleging that the UPA government gave “sweet deals” to him and that Gandhi ... Read More »

90% Indians have toilet facility today: Modi

IANS   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that 90 per cent of Indians have toilet facility at their homes now as his government had got 8.3 crore toilets constructed since 2014 to make the country free of open defecation. “Today, 90 per cent Indians have toilet facility, which was only 40 per cent before 2014. Over ... Read More »

EC may hold assembly polls in 5 states together

PTI   NEW DELHI The Election Commission is looking at the possibility of holding assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana together and the poll process in the five states could be completed by the second week of December, a senior poll panel functionary said Wednesday. Going by past poll schedules, while Chhattisgarh could have polls in ... Read More »

India accounts 37% of global suicide deaths among women in 2016

PTI   NEW DELHI India accounted for 37 per cent of global suicide deaths among women and 24 per cent among men in 2016, according to a study published Wednesday. The Global Burden of Disease Study 1990-2016 published in the Lancet Public Health journal said 63 per cent of all suicide deaths reported in India were in the 15-39 age ... Read More »

‘Rafale will power India to fight ‘grave threat’ from China, Pakistan’

IANS NEW DELHI Rafale jets will power the Indian Air Force (IAF) to fight “grave threats” India faces from Pakistan and China, Air Chief Marshal said on Wednesday, strongly batting for the French-made fourth generation aircraft whose purchase has triggered allegations of financial irregularities. The IAF chief said that by acquiring the French fighters, the IAF would also be able ... Read More »

Congress attacks Modi over proposal for Army job cuts

NEW DELHI Amid reports that the Army may cut 1.5 lakh jobs, the Congress on Wednesday came down heavily on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his extravagance on self promotion but keeping the Army cash starved. Questioning if the proposal was true, Congress spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said it was in “BJP’s DNA to seek political mileage from martyrdom of ... Read More »

Nun seeks justice from Vatican in rape case

PTI   KOTTAYAM/JALANDHAR Weeks after accusing a Roman Catholic bishop of raping her, a nun has sought urgent intervention of the Vatican for justice and demanded his removal as the head of the Jalandhar diocese, questioning why the Church was “closing its eyes to the truth” when she mustered courage to make public her sufferings. In a scathing letter to ... Read More »

BJP threw ‘Hindutva ladder’ after coming to power: Sena

PTI   MUMBAI The Shiv Sena Tuesday lashed out at the BJP, saying it came to power by climbing on the ‘Hindutva ladder’ but threw it off once its purpose was met. Accusing the BJP of “stabbing Hindutva in the back” by breaking alliance with the Shiv Sena prior to the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party said ... Read More »