ED questions Zakir Naik’s NGO officials in Mumbai

ED questions Zakir Naik’s NGO officials in Mumbai

MUMBAI: The ED on Tuesday questioned officials of IRF, an NGO headed by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, as part of its money laundering probe against them. Agency officials said they had summoned representatives of Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) last week and following their deposition on Tuesday, the Investigating Officer (IO) of the case will record […]

JNU chief proctor, who led probe in Najeeb case, resigns

JNU chief proctor, who led probe in Najeeb case, resigns

NEW DELHI: A top JNU official who was leading the inquiry into missing student Najeeb Ahmad’s case besides other disciplinary issues on campus, has resigned from the post allegedly over some differences with the administration. While Chief Proctor AP Dimri confirmed his resignation, he refused to share any details about the reasons behind it. This […]

Akhilesh launches SP campaign, hits out at BJP

Akhilesh launches SP campaign, hits out at BJP

SULTANPUR (UP): Kick-starting his election campaign, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday targeted the BJP-led government at the Centre, saying in order to take credit it will incorporate in the Union Budget some of the ambitious schemes announced in the SP manifesto. The SP National President also sought to ridicule the ‘achchey din’ promise of […]

People will not forget Gujarat, Muzaffarnagar riots: Owaisi

People will not forget Gujarat, Muzaffarnagar riots: Owaisi

HYDERABAD: AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday termed a “bunch of contradictions” the Samajwadi Party-Congress alliance for Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, and said the two parties got together in a bid to cover up their weaknesses. In the alliance, 20 candidates belong to Samajwadi Party out of the 105 who would contest on Congress symbol, […]

‘Rahul needs Akhilesh’s carrier to save his career’

‘Rahul needs Akhilesh’s carrier to save his career’

NEW DELHI: Taking a swipe at Rahul Gandhi over Congress-SP alliance for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, the BJP on Monday said the Congress vice-president needed such a tie-up to save his political career. “..this shows that Rahul Gandhi needs Akhilesh’s cycle carrier to save his political career, while junior Yadav (UP CM Akhilesh Yadav) […]

Jats planning fresh quota agitation in Haryana

Jats planning fresh quota agitation in Haryana

GURGAON: Accusing the Manohar Lal Khattar government of not fulfilling their demands for reservation, Jat outfits in Haryana have threatened to launch a fresh agitation in 19 districts of the state that witnessed massive protests over the issue last year. Police have braced up for the protests and also conducted a mock drill for this […]

2 troopers killed by militants in Assam

2 troopers killed by militants in Assam

GUWAHATI: Militants on Sunday ambushed an Assam Rifles vehicle, killing two security personnel and injuring three others, while two of the ultras were also killed in the ensuing encounter in Tinsukia district of Assam, days ahead of the Republic Day. A defence spokesman said that militants threw several grenades at an Assam Rifles vehicle at […]

39 killed as express train derails in AP

39 killed as express train derails in AP

Kuneru (AP): At least 39 people were killed and over 60 injured as the engine and nine coaches of Jagdalpur-Bhubaneswar Hirakhand Express jumped the tracks in Andhra Pradesh’s Vizianagaram district overnight with the railways suspecting sabotage behind the derailment, the third in as many months. The East Coast Railway put the death toll at 36 […]

SP, Cong clinch poll alliance in UP

SP, Cong clinch poll alliance in UP

Lucknow: Capping days of feverish parleys, Congress and Samajwadi Party today forged an alliance to contest the UP Assembly polls together. At a joint press conference here, leaders the two parties said SP will contest 298 of the 403 seats and Congress the remaining 105. “SP and Congress have forged an alliance and will contest […]

Bihar forms world’s largest human chain against liquor

Bihar forms world’s largest human chain against liquor

PATNA: Bihar on Saturday claimed to have formed the world’s largest human chain with Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, political leaders, cutting across party lines, and citizens held each other’s hand to reaffirm commit¬ment towards liquor ban. The 45-minute-long human chain started at 12:15 PM at the historic Gandhi Maidan when Chief Minister Nitish Kumar floated […]

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