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 […]

Goa police stations to have special ladies desk soon: Parsekar

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday said that police stations across the coastal state would have a special ladies desk soon. “We will soon have special ladies desk at all the police stations. This is to provide better service to women’s complainants,” Parsekar said after inaugurating a police station building at Pernem in […]

Noted journalist Arindam Sengupta is dead

NEW DELHI: Managing editor of The Times of India Arindam Sengupta passed away early on Thursday after a brief battle with cancer. He was 61. Sengupta had joined Times of India group in 1991 after a previous stint from 1988 to 1990. He had a long and distinguished association with the group and served in […]

President’s rule in Arunachal a ‘sledgehammer blow’ to Indian federalism: Congress

NEW DELHI: Congress on Wednesday slammed the government for imposing President’s Rule in Arunachal Pradesh, saying it is a ‘sledgehammer blow’ to Indian federalism and ‘misuse’ of the Constitution. “The imposition of President’s rule in Arunachal is a sledgehammer blow to Indian federalism. It is tantamount to worst misuse of Article 356 of the Constitution,” […]

Two flights grounded following bomb scare

NEW DELHI: Two flights, one each of Air India and Jet Airways, were grounded on Wednesday just before their departure for Kathamandu from here following a bomb scare. Airport sources said that the two flights were halted after the Jet Airways security office at Indira Gandhi International Airport here received an anonymous call saying there […]

Tamil Nadu: 6-year-old boy found dead in school toilet

COIMBATORE: A primary school student was found dead in the toilet of a private school at nearby Tirupur on Wednesday, police said. Shivaram, 6, had gone to the washroom after coming to school. His classmates found him on the floor with bleeding head injuries and informed the teachers and principal, police said. The boy’s parents […]

IAF jet neutralises unidentified object near Indo-Pak border in Barmer

IAF jet neutralises unidentified object near Indo-Pak border in Barmer

New Delhi: A Sukhoi 30 fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force Tuesday shot down an “unidentified” balloon shaped object in Barmer district of Rajasthan after the IAF radar picked it, setting off alarm. Defence sources said that the object is likely to be a meteorological balloon. “Between 1030 and 1100 hours today, an unidentified […]