Sunday , 21 October 2018

National News

Haryana killing case: High Court convicts 33

IANS   NEW DELHI The Delhi High Court on Friday held 33 people guilty in a 2010 Dalit killing case in Haryana’s Hisar district and said “71 years after Independence, instances of atrocities against Scheduled Castes by those belonging to dominant castes have shown no signs of abating”. “The incidents that took place in Mirchpur between April 19 and April ... Read More »

Two killed, six injured in Trinamool party office blast

IANS   KOLKATA Two persons were killed and six others were injured in an explosion at a Trinamool Congress party office in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district, police said on Friday. Police said the explosion took place at a house used as the Trinamool’s party office in West Midnapore district’s Narayangarh area on Thursday morning when over a dozen party ... Read More »

‘Climate change can trigger more devastating floods in India’

IANS NEW DELHI With more than a million people displaced by flooding in Kerala, Britain-based charity Christian Aid on Friday warned that more devastating floods in India will become the norm if nothing is done to tackle climate change. Simultaneously, it plans to support 10,000 people in each of the flood-hit Wayanad and Idukki districts. As efforts continue to help ... Read More »

Mumbai-Goa cruise line service from Oct

PTI   MUMBAI After much delay, the maiden sail of the country’s first luxury cruise line service between Mumbai and Goa will begin on October 1, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday. The Ministry is investing Rs 1,000 crore to build a cruise terminal in the Mumbai port area on the east coastline of the financial capital. “The ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi an incapable opposition leader, says BJP

IANS   NEW DELHI The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday described Congress President Rahul Gandhi as an “incapable opposition leader” and accused him of justifying the terrorist outfit ISIS. “Congress President is on foreign tours. Earlier he used to go after Parliament session and say that he had gone for ‘dhyan’ and to ‘gain knowledge’,” senior BJP leader Sudhanshu ... Read More »

‘India may accept foreign donations’

NEW DELHI: As the row over accepting funds from foreign governments for flood-hit Kerala continues, a 2016 document prepared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on how to handle an emergency situation suggests that assistance offered by any other country as a goodwill gesture “may” be accepted by the central government. Please like & share: Read More »

Houses to women a Rakshabandhan gift: Modi

VALSAD (GUJARAT): The 1 lakh houses given away to women under the flagship Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (rural) scheme in Gujarat’s Valsad district is a Rakshabandhan gift, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Thursday. Please like & share: Read More »

11 of 36 IMD subdivisions record deficient rainfall

NEW DELHI: Eleven of the 36 meteorological subdivisions in the country have recorded deficient rainfall until now, with many of them falling in the east and northeast India, says the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Please like & share: Read More »

Manipur University to reopen today after 85 days

IMPHAL: Closed for 85 days, the Manipur University will reopen on Thursday, said M Dayamon, president of Manipur University Students Union. Dayamon clarified that the strike is being suspended temporarily as the Union HRD Ministry accepted all conditions of the university community. Please like & share: Read More »

BSF rescues over 200 in Thrissur

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Besides performing their duty of guarding the country’s borders, the Border Security Force (BSF) personnel are also playing a crucial role in Kerala calamity where they have rescued over 200 flood-affected people. Please like & share: Read More »