Monday , 16 July 2018

National News

IIT Delhi, IISc among 6 institutions of eminence

IANS   NEW DELHI The Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry on Monday announced that six institutes — three private and three public — as Institutions of Eminence(IoE), entitling them to more autonomy and grants from the government. The Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi, Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay and Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru were the three public institutes announced as ... Read More »

SC bans outsiders from offering namaz in Taj mosque

IANS NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Monday refused to allow outsiders to offer ‘namaz’ at a mosque in the Taj Mahal premises, saying the historic monument, which is one of the seven wonders of the world, “must be protected”. A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri and Justice Ashok Bhushan said there was no need to perform prayers ... Read More »

Faith in judiciary reinstated, says Nirbhaya’s mother

PTI   NEW DELHI The parents of the December 16, 2012 gangrape and murder victim Monday said their faith in the judiciary was reinstated and they hoped to get justice after the Supreme Court dismissed the pleas of three of the four convicts in the case, seeking a review of its verdict upholding the death penalty awarded to them. A ... Read More »

Congress demands settlement of border dispute with Myanmar

IANS   IMPHAL The Congress is against fencing the India-Myanmar border before a final settlement is brought about, former Manipur Chief Minister Okram Ibobi Singh said on Monday. Village elders in Kwatha Khunnou have said that the border pillar No. 81 had been shifted within Manipur encroaching over three kilometres of land. Tengnoupal District Collector A. Tombikanta also announced that ... Read More »

JD(U) against crime, corruption and communalism: Nitish Kumar

NEW DELHI: Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar on Sunday stressed on his opposition to corruption, crime and communalism, and asserted that those thinking of marginalising his party in the state would stand marginalised.   Please like & share: Read More »

India has taken a quantum jump in wrong direction: Amartya Sen

NEW DELHI: Eminent economist Amartya Sen said that despite being the fastest-growing economy the country has taken a “quantum jump in the wrong direction” since 2014. He also said that due to moving backwards, the country is now second worst in the region. Please like & share: Read More »

Fear of child lifting not completely ‘unfounded’

NEW DELHI: It seems that the fear of child lifting prevailing in different parts of the country is not completely unfounded, as nearly 55,000 children were kidnapped in India in 2016 — a whopping 30 per cent increase over the previous year. Please like & share: Read More »

Opposition decries garlanding of convicts in Ramgarh lynching case

NEW DELHI: Opposition parties Sunday targeted the Centre over garlanding of eight convicts in the Ramgarh lynching case by Union minister Jayant Sinha after they were released on bail, saying it has brought out the “real agenda” of the ruling BJP. Please like & share: Read More »

Routine work being carried out along Indo-Myanmar border: MEA

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Sunday said no border pillar along the India-Myanmar boundary in the Manipur sector have been shifted into the Indian territory, amid tension over border issues in some areas of the north eastern state. Please like & share: Read More »