Shiv Sena targets Modi, says promises unfulfilled

MUMBAI: Disgruntled BJP ally Shiv Sena on Saturday launched a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying the announcements made and promises given to people have remained unfulfilled. “Modi is facing difficulties in doing what he accomplished in Gujarat, at the national level. Announcements were made, promises given, there was a sprinkling of ‘achche […]

Bihar student ‘receives call’ from Pakistan to join ISI

BHABUA: A college student has allegedly received a phone call from Pakistan asking him to join ISI, police said on Saturday. Mukesh Kumar filed a written complaint with Bhabua police station of Kaimur district about receiving a call from Pakistan over his mobile phone luring him to join Pakistan’s intelligence agency — ISI on Friday, […]

Australia-based Kashmiri among 3 IS sympathisers deported from UAE

Australia-based Kashmiri among 3 IS sympathisers deported from UAE

New Delhi: Three Indian sympathisers of ISIS, who were allegedly on a mission to carry out attack in India and some other countries, were deported here from United Arab Emirates. Adnan Hussain, Mohammad Farhan, Sheikh Azhar Al Islam were deported and were detained by the NIA upon their arrival in the IGI airport last night, […]

India capable of tackling ISIS threat: Rajnath Singh

India capable of tackling ISIS threat: Rajnath Singh

Greater Noida: Amidst the growing attempts by ISIS to lure youths into its fold, Indian Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the security agencies were capable of dealing with any threat posed by the terror group. “We have the capacity to meet any threat. We will face it,” he told reporters on the sidelines […]

Muslim candidate’s nomination rejected in Muzaffarnagar

Muslim candidate’s nomination rejected in Muzaffarnagar

MUZAFFARNAGAR (UTTAR PRADESH): The nomination papers of an independent candidate for Muzaffarnagar bypolls were rejected by the election authorities as his name did not figure in the electoral rolls. Shakil Ahmad’s candidature was rejected on Thursday during scrutiny when it was found that his name was missing from the voters’ list, Returning Officer Rajender Singh […]

Modi government reshuffles top-level bureaucrats; 10 new Secretaries appointed

Modi government reshuffles top-level bureaucrats; 10 new Secretaries appointed

NEW DELHI: Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday carried out a bureaucratic reshuffle to bring in new officers to head crucial departments such as agriculture, telecom and information technology and moved out others who were unable to match the government’s expectations. Telecom Secretary Rakesh Garg was shunted out to Minority Affairs Ministry as part […]

Digvijay disagrees with Mukherjee on temple opening site issue

Hyderabad: The decision to open the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya was not made by late Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi but based on a Court order, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said here on Friday, disagreeing with President Pranab Mukherjees “error of judgement” statement in his memoir. “Opening of the gate was not done by […]

Mayawati slams move to strip AMU, Jamia of minority status

Mayawati slams move to strip AMU, Jamia of minority status

Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday charged the Narendra Modi-led Indian government with attempting to strip AMU and Jamia Millia Islamia of their minority status and termed the move as “communally and politically motivated”. “The BJP-led government is out to strip these institutions of their minority status which they got after a lot of struggle […]

Opening Ayodhya temple doors error of judgement by Rajiv: Mukherjee

Opening Ayodhya temple doors error of judgement by Rajiv: Mukherjee

New Delhi: The opening of Ram Janmabhoomi temple site in Ayodhya was an “error of judgement” by Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi and the demolition of Babri Masjid an act of “absolute perfidy” that destroyed India’s image, President Pranab Mukherjee has said in his memoir released today. “The opening of the Ram Janmabhoomi temple site on […]

CBI questions Chhota Rajan in J Dey murder

CBI questions Chhota Rajan in J Dey murder

New Delhi: CBI has started questioning gangster Chhota Rajan in Tihar prison in connection with journalist Jyotirmoy Dey murder case. The sources said the agency team on Thursday reached Tihar Jail where Rajan is lodged after being deported from Indonesia and started questioning him after completing necessary formalities. They said Rajans questioning in the case […]