2 policemen killed, 6 injured in Naxal encounter

RAIPUR: Two policemen were killed and six others injured in a gun-battle with the Naxals in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Sunday, a top official said. The encounter took place in a forest under the Bhejji police station when a joint team of the Special Task Force (STF), District Reserve Guard (DRG) and local police was […]

Congress, SP to contest UP LS bypolls separately

LUCKNOW: The decision of the Congress and Samajwadi Party (SP) to go separate ways in the bypolls for two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh may have brightened the BJP’s prospects of retaining these seats even as the saffron party claimed it would rely on its hardwork and strength. SP chief Akhilesh Yadav today announced […]

India giving befitting reply to Pak: Rajnath

India giving befitting reply to Pak: Rajnath

BAREILLY: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan. Singh, who was here to attend a programme at Rohilkhand University, also said talks and terrorism cannot go hand in hand. “India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan… Talks and […]

Naidu cautions against mixing religion and politics

Naidu cautions against mixing religion and politics

Thiruvananthapuram: Vice President Venkaiah Naidu has cautioned against mixing religion with politics, saying religion was “personal” and a “way of worship.” He was delivering the Sree Chithira Thirunal Memorial lecture here on Friday. Naidu said politics should not get into religion and religion should not get into politics and added that “religion is personal…it is […]

India, Iran ink 9 pacts after ‘substantive’ talks between Modi, Rouhani

India, Iran ink 9 pacts after ‘substantive’ talks between Modi, Rouhani

NEW DELHI: Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi Saturday held “substantive” talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to boost cooperation in key areas of security, trade and energy, after which the two sides inked nine pacts, including one on double taxation avoidance. The two leaders also deliberated on regional situations during their wide-ranging talks. “Both leaders held […]

JNU protest : FIR registered against students for wrongful restraint

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has registered two FIRs against students of Jawaharlal Nehru University here, a day after they gheraoed the administration block and restricted two senior officials from leaving the building for hours. Peeved over not being able to meet the Vice Chancellor to discuss issues related to the compulsory attendance order, some […]

Modi govt institutionalising ‘crony capitalism: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Saturday held the BJP responsible for the Rs 11,400-crore Punjab National Bank scam involving jewellery designer Nirav Modi and accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of institutionalising “crony capitalism”. Congress leader Kapil Sibal accused the prime minister and his government of bringing the economy to its knees, and warned that the […]