Jaipur court to pronounce punishment for 8 LeT men on Wed

Jaipur court to pronounce punishment for 8 LeT men on Wed

JAIPUR: A Jaipur court will pronounce on Wednesday the quantum of punishment to be given to eight Lashkar-e-Taiba members, including three Pakistani nationals, for their involvement in “terrorist activities” in the country. The additional district and sessions court on Monday heard arguments on the quantum of punishment to be given to the eight men, special […]

People now fear cows, not tiger: Lalu

People now fear cows, not tiger: Lalu

GAYA (BIHAR): RJD supremo Lalu Prasad on Sunday accused the BJP of promoting cow vigilantism in the country and said people earlier used to fear tigers, but now, were scared of cows. The former Bihar chief minister also said that he would fight the BJP, even if he was “hanged in public” by the Narendra […]

Govt planning to put toll-free ‘quitline’ number on tobacco

Govt planning to put toll-free ‘quitline’ number on tobacco

NEW DELHI: The Government of India (GoI) is working on issuing a new set of enhanced pictorial and text warnings and planning to print the national toll-free anti-smoking helpline number on the packets of all tobacco products to amplify the message. The National Tobacco Cessation QuitLine-1800 227787 is a dedicated toll-free number that helps tobacco […]

Army has various options available: Gen Rawat

Army has various options available: Gen Rawat

Pune: Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said the Indian Army had various retaliatory options at its disposal as far as carrying out operations on the lines of the 2016 surgical strikes was concerned. He was speaking at the launch of a book, “Securing India the Modi Way”, written by journalist and security analyst […]

BJP will lose in 2019 if ballot papers used in polls: Mayawati

BJP will lose in 2019 if ballot papers used in polls: Mayawati

LUCKNOW: Challenging the BJP, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said on Saturday “with full confidence” that the saffron party would lose the general elections due in 2019 if ballot papers are used, instead of electronic voting machines. Mayawati’s remarks came a day after her party came second to the BJP in the civic body polls […]

Mamata asks people to remain alert against BJP’s ‘evil design’

Mamata asks people to remain alert against BJP’s ‘evil design’

GOSABA (WB): West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today accused the BJP of trying to destabilise the state administration and asked people to be alert against provocation that might foment communal problem in the state. Addressing a gathering after her brief meeting with the South 24 Parganas district administration here, Banerjee also asked police officials […]

Salahuddin’s son injured in Tihar jail scuffle

Salahuddin’s son injured in Tihar jail scuffle

NEW DELHI: Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin’s son, who is lodged in Tihar jail in connection with alleged terror-funding cases, was among the 18 prisoners injured in a scuffle with security guards, officials said today. All the 18 prisoners, including Syed Shahid Yusuf, were injured when the personnel of the Tamil Nadu special force intervened […]

Has Modi forgotten he is prime minister, asks Chidambaram

Has Modi forgotten he is prime minister, asks Chidambaram

NEW DELHI: Congress leader P Chidambaram on Tuesday hit out at the prime minister and said the elections were not about “Mr Modi, the individual” but the promised “achhe din” that had not arrived even after 42 months. In a series of posts on Twitter, the former finance minister also asked if Modi had forgotten […]