Dalit suicide case: HRD ministry to set up judicial panel

Dalit suicide case: HRD ministry to set up judicial panel

NEW DELHI: Based on the report by a fact- finding team, the HRD Ministry on Friday decided to set up a Judicial Commission to look into the sequence of events leading to the suicide of Rohith Vemula, a Dalit scholar at the Hyderabad Central University. The Judicial Commission will submit its report within three months, […]

Modi faces ‘murdabad’ slogans at Lucknow University

Modi faces ‘murdabad’ slogans at Lucknow University

LUCKNOW: Indian prime minister Narendra Modi on Friday broke his silence on the suicide of a dalit scholar in Hyderabad University and expressed grief saying he felt the pain but faced slogans from a handful of students at a convocation ceremony here. “…when there is news that a youth of my country, Rohith, was forced […]

NIA claims arrest of 13 ‘ISIS sympathisers’ in nationwide raids

NIA claims arrest of 13 ‘ISIS sympathisers’ in nationwide raids

NEW DELHI: n a nationwide swoop, NIA along with state police forces and central security agencies on Friday claimed to have averted a major attack with the arrest of 13 ‘sympathisers’ of banned ISIS terror group including their self-styled chief or “Ameer”. The raids were carried out simultaneously in four states of Karnataka, Hyderabad, Maharashtra […]

Indian navy interceptor sinks off Chennai after fire

Indian navy interceptor sinks off Chennai after fire

NEW DELHI: A small boat used by the Navy for harbor security sank off Chennai coast after it caught fire on Wednesday evening. The Fast Interceptor Boat T-304, along with two similar boats, had sailed out on Wednesday evening when it suddenly caught fire. All six sailors on board were rescued by the other two […]

Expect robust action from Pakistan, says India

NEW NEWS: External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup also dismissed as “baseless” the allegations that India was behind an attack at a university at Charsadda in Pakistan in which at least 20 people, mostly students, were massacred by heavily- armed suicide attackers yesterday. “The issue is also not been raised officially with us by Pakistan,” […]

Parrikar dismisses ISIS threat to him, Modi

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar today dismissed talk of any threat from the Islamic State to his life or that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Last week, an anonymous postcard claimed to have been sent by terror group IS threatening to kill Prime Minister Modi and Parrikar was received at the Goa Secretariat. When […]

4 swine flu deaths in Punjab this winter

Chandigarh: Four persons, including a woman, have died of swine flu in Punjab this winter even as the authorities geared up to tackle H1N1 influenza virus infection. “Till now, in this winter season, four patients have died of swine flu,” Punjab state nodal officer for swine flu Gagandeep Singh Grover said. The deceased belong to […]

Goa police probing origin of threat letter to Modi, Parrikar

Goa police probing origin of threat letter to Modi, Parrikar

PANAJI: Goa Police is yet to trace the origins of the letter which threatened to harm Prime Minister Narendra Modi and defense minister Manohar Parrikar. “We are still inquiring into the origins of the letter. The inquiry is going on,” inspector general of police V Renganathan told PTI on Wednesday. He said security has been […]

Suspected AQIS operative remanded to police custody till Feb 1

Suspected AQIS operative remanded to police custody till Feb 1

NEW DELHI: Suspected operative of Al Qaida in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) Syed Anzar Shah, arrested for allegedly radicalising youths for terror activities in India, was on Wednesday remanded in police custody till February 1 by a Delhi court. Shah was produced before Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh after expiry of his police custody and the […]