Darjeeling turns battleground; 1 killed, IRB officer injured

Darjeeling turns battleground; 1 killed, IRB officer injured

Darjeeling/Kolkata: On the boil for the past 10 days over a separate state demand, Darjeeling today witnessed widespread clashes between GJM activists and the police in which one person was killed and 35 security personnel were injured, including an IRB officer seriously. Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) workers hurled petrol bombs, stones and bottles at the […]

Goa govt to write to Delhi against cattle notification

Goa govt to write to Delhi against cattle notification

PANAJI: The Goa government has decided to write to Delhi raising certain objections to the recent notification banning the sale and purchase of cattle at animal markets for slaughter, as it has created “apprehensions” in the minds of local people, a state minister said on Saturday. Talking to reporters, state Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said, […]

Six convicted, one acquitted in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case

Six convicted, one acquitted in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case

MUMBAI: A special TADA court here on Friday convicted six persons including mastermind Mustafa Dossa and extradited gangster Abu Salem in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, 24 years after the attacks left 257 people dead. It, however, let off one accused Abdul Quayyum, for want of evidence against him. This was the second leg […]

Prez election: Rajnath, Naidu meet Sonia

Prez election: Rajnath, Naidu meet Sonia

NEW DELHI: Home minister Rajnath Singh and M Venkaiah Naidu on Friday met Congress President Sonia Gandhi to discuss the Presidential poll as part of the ruling BJP’s outreach to stitch a consensus on the official nominee. Singh and Naidu arrived at Gandhi’s 10 Janpath residence to help evolve an agreement on the crucial election […]

Zakir Naik’s school in Mumbai illegal, says govt

Zakir Naik’s school in Mumbai illegal, says govt

MUMBAI: The Mumbai civic body’s education department has said that controversial preacher Zakir Naik’s Islamic International School (IIS) in south Mumbaiis operating without authorisation. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s southMumbai region education inspector B B Chavan, in a letter issued yesterday, stated that no school can run without the NOC (no objection certificate) of the local governing […]

EC issues notification for President’s election

EC issues notification for President’s election

NEW DELHI: The process of filing nominations for the July 17 presidential poll began on Wednesday with the Election Commission issuing a notification in this regard. The nomination process will continue till June 28. The ruling NDA and a loosely knit group of opposition parties have intensified efforts to zero in on a “mutually acceptable” […]

BJP panel to meet Sonia, Yechury

BJP panel to meet Sonia, Yechury

NEW DELHI: A three-member BJP panel set up to consult political parties on selecting a consensus candidate for the upcoming presidential poll will meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday. After meeting Gandhi, the panel of three ministers will also meet CPI-M’s Sitaram Yechury, sources close to Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu said here. Home […]

Rajnath calls meeting to discuss internal security

Rajnath calls meeting to discuss internal security

New Delhi: Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a meeting of all state home ministers on July 3 to assess the internal security. Home ministers of all states are expected to join the conference that would be chaired by Singh. Prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, terrorism, violence perpetrated by the Maoists and other […]

Non-existent newspapers claiming ads face govt action

Non-existent newspapers claiming ads face govt action

New Delhi: Indian Information and Broadcasting Minister, M Venkaiah Naidu, on Tuesday said action will only be taken against those newspapers which exist “only on paper”, amid rumours that the government has stopped publication of over 3,000 dailies or journals in the last three years. Naidu said there is “not a single newspaper” that has […]

Another farmer ends life in MP; this time in CM’s district

Another farmer ends life in MP; this time in CM’s district

SEHORE (MP): A debt-ridden farmer in Sehore — the home district of Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan — allegedly committed suicide by consuming poisonous substance. The 55-year-old farmer Dulchand Keer consumed poison yesterday after which a case was registered at Rehti Police Station, police said on Tuesday. However, the reason behind the suicide […]