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RSS to hold 5-day meet in Haridwar

IANS New Delhi As the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute hearing draws to a  close, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh focuses on – what’s next? The ideological mentor of  the RSS has called a meeting in Haridwar to primarily discuss on this and much more, staring  October 31. The high-level meeting is not just any meeting. This takes place once in every …

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Chidambaram now faces arrest by ED

New Delhi: After spending 55 days in Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and judicial custody in the INX Media corruption case, former finance minister P Chidambaram now faces the prospect of arrest by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) after a city court allowed his interrogation in Tihar jail here on Wednesday in a related money laundering matter. The order by special …

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Praful in soup as ED pursues money trail in Mirchi deals

New Delhi/Mumbai: After unearthing details of the dubious land deals between  former Union minister Praful Patel and D-company aide late Iqbal Mirchi, the Enforcement  Directorate  officials are now pursuing their money trail to ascertain whether offshore  accounts were used to launder money and purchase Ceejay House building in Mumbai’s  upmarket Worli area. The ED documents reveal that Millennium Developers, a …

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Ayodhya case: Hindu side urges SC to undo historical wrong

New Delhi: The Hindu side on Tuesday urged the five-member Supreme Court  bench hearing the Ayodhya title dispute, to undo the historical wrong where a foreign conqueror built a mosque on the birthplace place of Lord Ram.  Senior advocate K Parasaran, appearing for Ram Lalla Virajman, said before the bench: “A  foreign conqueror can’t come to India, say ‘I am …

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Narayan Rane’s MSP merges with BJP

Sindhudurg (Maharashtra): In a snub to the Shiv Sena, Chief Minister Devendra  Fadnavis presided over the long-awaited ‘merger’ of  former  chief minister Narayan Rane’s Maharashtra Swabhiman Party with the Bharatiya Janata Party here on Tuesday.  Simultaneously, Rane and his two sons, BJP candidate from Kankavali Nitesh and former  Congress MP Nilesh, also formally joined the ruling party, as the Sena …

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Voice calls connect Kashmir with world

Srinagar: The resumption of voice calls in Kashmir after two months has ended young Afroza’s frequent visits to her neighbour’s house. She can now speak to her Bengaluru-based fiancé at will. Afroza’s marriage, which was scheduled for the last week of August, was cancelled due to the lockdown in Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370 on August 5.  Her …

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PMC customer dies of stress in Mumbai

Mumbai: A customer with around Rs 90 lakh in the crisis-hit Punjab and  Maharashtra Cooperative Bank Ltd has died. Sanjay Gulati had already lost his job earlier this  year following the collapse of the Jet Airways, and now restrictions on his hard-earned savings  may have taken away his life. With a specially-abled son at home, Gulati needed regular cash in …

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Post-paid mobile services restored; Kashmir says ‘Hello’

Srinagar: Mobile phones in Kashmir buzzed back to life on Monday, breaking the silence of a 72-day communication clampdown and reconnecting 40 lakh post-paid subscribers to the country, the Valley and their neighbourhoods but without any internet facilities. The phones started ringing from noon as promised by the government on Saturday and people across the Valley quickly dialled out to …

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Indian economy on a shaky ground: Nobel awardee Abhijit

KOLKATA: Indian-American Abhijit Banerjee, who was on Monday awarded the 2019 Nobel for Economics, said Indian economy is on a shaky ground. The data currently available do not hold any assurance for the country’s economic revival anytime soon, he stated. “The condition of Indian economy is on a shaky ground. After witnessing the present (growth) data, just can’t be sure …

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7 Indians booked for sharing child porn on global WhatsApp groups

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has booked seven Indians for being a part of international WhatsApp groups circulating child sexual abuse content, a probe triggered by the arrest of a group member in Germany, officials said here Monday. The agency has carried out searches at several locations across the country after registering an FIR against seven persons, …

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