Day: November 19, 2018

US energy chief in Baghdad as sanctions waiver runs out

CBI officer’s allegations ‘baseless and malicious’: Union minister Haribhai Chaudhary

November 19, 2018 11:43 pm

New Delhi: Minister of State for Coal Haribhai Parthi bhai Chaudhary Monday termed as “baseless and malicious” the allegations levelled against him by senior CBI officer M K Sinha, saying he would quit politics if they were proven to be true. The internecine feud in the CBI turned murkier as Sinha Monday dragged the names of Chaudhary, NSA Ajit […]

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Translocated tiger died of multiple organ failure, says post-mortem report

Translocated tiger died of multiple organ failure, says post-mortem report

November 19, 2018 11:36 pm

Bhubaneswar: The three-year-old male Royal Bengal Tiger, Mahavir, which was translocated from Madhya Pradesh to the Satkosia Wildlife Sanctuary in Odisha’s Angul district, died due to infection and multiple organ failure, official sources said Monday. “The ante-mortem wound in the neck region was infested with maggots and the subsequent infection had led to septicaemia, resulting in multiple organ failure,” the post-mortem […]

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Gujarat to study Maha OBC panel report on Marathas: Rupani

Gujarat to study Maha OBC panel report on Marathas: Rupani

November 19, 2018 11:34 pm

Ahmedabad: Amid the ongoing stir in Gujarat for granting reservation to the Patidars under the OBC category, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani Monday said his government would study the report on Maratha reservation submitted by the Maharashtra State Backward Class Commission. Rupani’s comments came hours after Patidar quota leader Hardik Patel demanded a survey of his community’s status by the Gujarat OBC Commission. Asked about his stand on Patidar […]

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Man who made Itanagar Arunachal capital passes away

Man who made Itanagar Arunachal capital passes away

November 19, 2018 11:23 pm

 Itanagar: Nabam Runghi, credited to be the man behind making Itanagar the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, died following a prolonged illness, family sources said Monday. He was 84 and is survived by four wives and several children. He passed away at his residence in Yupia on Sunday and his last rites would be performed on Tuesday, they […]

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Shah cites 'viral' video to target Congress

Shah cites ‘viral’ video to target Congress

November 19, 2018 11:13 pm

Narsinghpur/Betul (MP): Citing a “viral” video, BJP president Amit Shah claimed Monday a Congress candidate in the Rajasthan Assembly polls “stopped” a party worker from chanting “Bharat mata ki jai” and instead asked him to raise slogans for former party president Sonia Gandhi. He attacked the Congress at public meetings in Madhya Pradesh, claiming the incident showed that the party had no other concern except for promoting one family. Shah claimed […]

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Naxal letter: Digvijay dares PM, Rajnath to act against him

Naxal letter: Digvijay dares PM, Rajnath to act against him

November 19, 2018 11:07 pm

Bhopal/Pune: Senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh Monday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to act against him in the Elgar Parishad case. His comments came after the Pune police said a letter seized in connection with the Elgar Parishad probe mentioned his mobile number. Singh said “thousands of people know that mobile number” which was in the “public domain” […]

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Hindi is language of common people of India: Rijiju

Hindi is language of common people of India: Rijiju

November 19, 2018 10:37 pm

Chandigarh: Hindi is a medium of expression of all elements of Indian culture and society and a language of the common people, Union minister Kiren Rijiju said Monday. Addressing a regional conference under the aegis of the department of official language, Rijiju said Hindi is spoken by crores of people across the country. “They think and express their ideas in Hindi; Hindi is […]

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Amritsar train accident: magisterial probe report to be submitted Tuesday

Amritsar train accident: magisterial probe report to be submitted Tuesday

November 19, 2018 10:29 pm

Chandigarh: The magisterial probe ordered by Punjab government into the Amritsar train accident in which 60 people died has recorded statements of more than 150 people, including railway officials and Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the chief guest at the Dussehra event. “The report is complete and it will be submitted on Tuesday to the Punjab Home Secretary N S Kalsi,” said Jalandhar Divisional Commissioner B Purushartha, […]

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Pakistan's Hindu lawmaker listed in BBC's 100 inspiring and influential women

Pakistan’s Hindu lawmaker listed in BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women

November 19, 2018 10:17 pm

 Islamabad: A Hindu woman lawmaker and human rights activist in Pakistan has made it to the list of BBC’s 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world. Krishna Kumari Kohli, 40, Pakistan’s first female senator from the Dalit community, has been placed at No 48 on the annual BBC 100 Women list and recognised as a Pakistani politician. Krishna was elected as senator in […]

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Justice Rajesh Bindal takes oath of office to J&K HC

Justice Rajesh Bindal takes oath of office to J&K HC

November 19, 2018 10:07 pm

Jammu: Justice Rajesh Bindal took oath of office to the Jammu and Kashmir High Court, here Monday. The swearing-in ceremony was administered by Chief Justice of Jammu and Kashmir High Court Justice Gita Mittal. The chief justice congratulated the new Judge and wished him a successful tenure. Bindal was administered the oath after the high court’s Registrar General Sanjay Dhar read out the Warrant of Appointment issued by the President of India. He also read out […]

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