Sunday , 23 September 2018

National News

Govt lied on India-specific enhancements in Rafale deal, says Congress

IANS CHANDIGARH Congress on Saturday alleged that Modi government lied on the India-specific enhancements in the Rs 41,000-crore Rafale deal and demanded Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman’s reply. The party said India-specific enhancements in the NDA deal were the same as the UPA deal. “Yet the Prime Minister and Defence Minister are lying on enhancement of ... Read More »

‘No big infiltration from Bangladesh into India’

PTI   NEW DELHI There is no large-scale infiltration or migration of people from Bangladesh into India as residents of that country now “enjoy a very good life” and the few who cross-over do so due to old cultural and family ties, the chief of Bangladesh’s border guarding force said Friday here. Visiting DG of the Border Guards Bangladesh (BGB) ... Read More »

WHO South-East Asia member countries to expedite efforts to control dengue, malaria

PTI   NEW DELHI Member countries of the WHO South-East Asia, including India, Friday resolved to accelerate efforts to control dengue and malaria which continue to affect the people in the region, the global health body said. It said dengue threatens nearly 1.3 billion people with frequent and large-scale outbreaks and malaria continues to be endemic in the region. The ... Read More »

Universities, colleges to start entrepreneurship courses: AICTE chairman

IANS   CHANDIGARH The AICTE has initiated a policy under which universities and colleges along with their normal courses will start entrepreneurship courses, a senior functionary said on Friday. Professor Anil D. Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi (AICTE) said that there was a need to create a support system for students, including more internship programme ... Read More »

BJP-RSS behind ‘Bharat Bandh’ against SC, ST Act: Mayawati

IANS   LUCKNOW Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Friday alleged that the ‘Bharat Bandh’ organised against the amendment to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, was in fact “a conspiracy of the BJP” and an “event orchestrated by the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh”. In a statement, the Dalit leader said a conspiracy was being hatched by the ruling party ... Read More »

Pakistan uses Bangladesh as transit route for FICN smuggling: BSF DG

IANS NEW DELHI Border Security Force (BSF) Director General K K Sharma on Friday launched a veiled attack on Pakistan accusing it of using Bangladesh as a transit route to smuggle fake Indian currency into India. However, he claimed that the menace has come down since demonetisation. Only 11 lakh Fake Indian Currency Notes (FICN) have been seized so far ... Read More »

Stop terror attacks from your soil: India, US to Pakistan

IANS   NEW DELHI India and the US on Thursday told Pakistan not to let its soil be used by terrorists to carry out cross-border terror attacks while demanding that the perpetrators of earlier terror attacks be expeditiously brought to justice. New Delhi and Washington also committed to work together toward advancing a free, open and inclusive Indo-Pacific region. “The ... Read More »

NHRC notices to Bihar govt, DGP over reports of minor girl being ‘assaulted, paraded naked’

PTI   NEW DELHI The NHRC has sent notices to the Bihar government and the state’s police chief over reports that a minor girl was allegedly assaulted, tonsured and paraded naked after having been dragged out from her house by six persons in Araria district. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Thursday said it has has taken suo motu ... Read More »

Consider mercy plea of Rajiv Gandhi’s killer, SC tells TN Governor

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Tamil Nadu Governor to consider the mercy petition of A G Perarivalan, who is serving a life term in the 1991 Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. Perarivalan’s counsel told a bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi, Justice Naveen Sinha and Justice K M Joseph that a decision was yet to be ... Read More »

IT raids house of Sushil Modi’s sister in Srijan scam

IANS   PATNA The Income Tax Department on Thursday raided the residence of senior BJP leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Modi’s sister, Rekha Modi, who is one of the accused in Rs 1,900 crore Srijan scam, police said. “A team of the IT Department raided Rekha Modi’s residence — a flat in Saraswati Apartment at posh commercial ... Read More »