Man hurls shoe at Nitish, arrested

Patna: A man hurled a shoe at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar at a function at his native Bhakhtiyarpur in Patna district today, after which he was arrested. The man, identified as P K Rai, was arrested for hurling a show towards the chief minister while a function was on at Bhaktiyarpur, Senior Superintendent of […]

Woman IAS officer allegedly slaps contractor in Jammu

Jammu: An IAS officer has landed into a controversy after she allegedly slapped a protesting contractor, misbehaved with media persons and snatched the camera of a video journalist who was covering the protest here. The Commissioner of Jammu Municipal Corporation and IAS officer Mandeep Kour allegedly slapped Sanjay Kumar who was protesting the “unlawful cancellation” […]

Kirti to move court against govt, Jaitley, CBI

New Delhi: Suspended BJP MP Kirti Azad on Thursday dragged the Modi government into his campaign against alleged corruption in DDCA and said he will move court against it besides Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, claiming that the CBI remains a “caged parrot” At a press conference here, he also released a letter written by him […]

Temperature dips in Kashmir, Ladakh region

Srinagar: The minimum temperature at most places in Kashmir division, including Ladakh region, went down after showing an upward trend for the last three days, even as the Meteorological Department here predicted fairly widespread wet weather spell over few days from tomorrow. Mercury in Srinagar decreased by over two degrees Celsius from the previous night’s […]

Three policemen injured in grenade attack in Assam

Haflong: Three policemen were injured, one of them critically, when unidentified persons hurled a grenade at them during patrol duty in Assam’s Dima Hasao district in the wee hours today, a police officer said. The grenade was hurled at the policemen at 2 am while they were on duty in Ram Nagar under Haflong police […]

Air India bomber released from Canadian prison

Toronto: Inderjit Singh Reyat, the lone person convicted for the 1985 Air India Kanishka bombing that killed all 329 people on board, was today released from prison in Canada after serving two decades behind bars. Reyat was convicted of perjury in 2010 for lying to the court in 2003 during the trial of Ripudaman Singh […]

Music launch event of Ghulam Ali in Mumbai cancelled

Mumbai: A music launch event in Mumbai where Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali was due to attend on Friday was tonight cancelled following opposition from Shiv Sena which had earlier forced the cancellation of his concerts here and in Pune. “The event was going to happen this Friday at ‘The Club’ in Andheri but now […]

6 held near Indo-Pak border in Raj

Jaipur: Six persons with illegal weapons were today held near Indo-Pak border in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar district. They were held near Anupgarh in a joint operation by BSF and local police, DIG BSF Ravi Gandhi said. Two 12-bore guns, one country-made pistol and 39 live cartridges were seized from them. They could not give a […]

Smart Cities: First 20 to be announced tomorrow

New Delhi: The first 20 cities to be developed as Smart Cities will be announced tomorrow, Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said today. There are 97 cities in the Smart City Challenge, and the names of the first 20 winners of the competition will be announced tomorrow, Naidu said. These cities will be developed to […]

Naxals torch 3 vehicles engaged in sand mining

Raipur: Suspected Naxals today set on fire three vehicles, including two tipper trucks engaged in sand mining, in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Bijapur district, police said. The vehicles were deployed for extracting sand from Indravati river at Magarnar village under Bhairamgarh police station limits, superintendent of police K L Dhruv told PTI. The vehicles belonged to a local […]