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No cricketing ties till Pak ends cross-border terrorism: India
NEW DELHI, May 29(Agencies): Sports Minister Vijay Goel today made it clear that the government will not allow any bilateral cricket between India and Pakistan till the time “cross-border terrorism” does not stop. The minister’s firm statement comes on a day the BCCI and the Pakistan Cricket Board are meeting in Dubai to discuss their bilateral ties, which have remained suspended since 2012 due to diplomatic tensions after terror attacks in India. “BCCI should speak to the government before giving any proposal to Pakistan. I have made it clear that bilateral cricket with Pakistan is not possible till the time there is cross-border terror. We have, however, no say on multilateral events (ICC tournaments),” Goel told reporters here. The PCB has already sent a legal notice to BCCI claimin...
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Maoists distribute pamphlets, warn Akshay, Saina for helping families of martyrs
RAIPUR, May 29 (Agencies): Expressing anger over extending the monetary assistance to families of CRPF jawans killed in Naxal ambush in Sukma, Maoists have warned Bollywood star Akshay Kumar and ace badminton player Saina Nehwal. The local units of banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) have distributed pamphlets in Bastar, Chattisgarh and asked celebrities and well-known personalities to stand by the oppressed tribals and raise a voice against the violation of their human rights, according to a report in TOI. The Naxalite pamphlet reads that Akshay and Saina should not have stood by the side of jawans. Noteworthy, Akshay Kumar had donated Rs 9 lakh each to the accounts of the dependents of the 12 jawans killed in Sukma ambush in March. After Akshay Kumar, badminton star Saina also...
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Shahabuddin taken into CBI custody in journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case
PATNA, May 29 (Agencies): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) took custody of former RJD MP Mohammad Shahabuddin in connection with a case relating to murder of journalist Rajdeo Ranjan. The CBI had on May 26 named Mohammad Shahabuddin as an accused in the journalist Rajdeo Ranjan murder case. As per the CBI Special court’s order, Shahabuddin was produced in the court of Special Judge Anupam Kumari through video-conferencing facility. Shahabuddin is the 10th accused in the murder case. The CBI Special court had on May 22 issued the production warrant against Shahabuddin on the plea of CBI to produce him through video-conferencing for trial. The CBI had also filed the application the same day for making Shahabuddin as an accused in the case. The CBI had counsel submitted that ...
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Special TADA court to pronounce verdict against Abu Salem on June 16
MUMBAI, May 29 (Agencies): A special court here will, on June 16, deliver its verdict in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case against mafia don Abu Salem and six others, it was announced on Monday. The seven accused were produced before Special TADA Court Judge G A Sanap here for an ongoing hearing on the judgement date. Besides Abu Salem, who was extradited from Portugal in 2005, the other accused are Mustafa Dossa, Mohammed Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Takla, Abdul Qayyum, Karimullah Khan, and Riyaz Siddiqui. Abu Salem, who was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2005 for the 1995 murder of builder Pradeep Jain, is currently lodged in Taloja Central Jail in Raigad. Earlier, in the same case, the special court had convicted 100 accused, including Yakub Abdul Razak Memon who was hange...
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Man kills woman, posts video on social media
RAIPUR, May 29 (Agencies): A chilling video has gone viral on the social media which shows a 40-year old woman axed to death by a young man. The shocking incident took place in Punjab’s Raipur village in full public view. According to agencies, the incident happened when the woman, Srabjit Kaur, was on her way back home on Sunday morning. The accused attacked the woman with an axe and stucked the axe around her neck and chest untill the woman died. After committing the horrific crime the accused filmed a video and posted on the social media. In the video the accused was also seen taking selfies and uttering few words before ending the video. "He made a video of himself standing next to the body of the woman, after he committed the crime," confirmed a policeman. However after murdering...
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23 lightning, rain-related deaths reported in Bihar, parts of country continue to sizzle
NEW DELHI, May 29 (Agencies): At least 23 people were killed in separate incidents of lightning strike and wall collapse triggered by squall in Bihar today, even as hot weather conditions continued in many parts of the country and heat- related toll in Odisha climbed to 12. However, in a good news, the onset of the southwest monsoon is likely to advance due to a deep depression over the Bay of Bengal. The MeT department said that rains were likely to begin in Kerala by May 30-31, marking the onset of monsoon in the country. In parts of the national capital, the mercury was below the 40-degree mark with some areas in the city witnessing rainfall. The Safdarjung observatory registered a high of 36.3 degrees Celsius while areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar observatories reco...
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HIGH ALERT in Pathankot after suspicious bag found near Mamun military station
PATHANKOT, May 29 (Agencies): A high alert has been sounded in Pathankot after a suspicious bag was found near Mamun military station on Sunday night. After the bag was found, a search operation has been initiated. The Army, along with SWAT commandos are carrying out the operation. Three Army uniforms were recovered from the gunny sack found on Monday. Earlier on May 4, a high alert was sounded in Pathankot after two unidentified bags were recovered near the Mamun Army Cantonment Base. Two mobile tower batteries were also recovered from the bags after a search by officials....
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Huge controversy erupts as Youth Cong workers publicly butcher calf in Kerala - What they did
KANNUR, May 29 (Agencies): A major controversy has broken out after some Youth Congress workers allegedly butchered a calf publicly to protest the Centre's ban on sale of cattle for slaughtering. The barbaric and inhuman incident is drawing flak from various quarters. Reportedly, an 18-month-old calf was butchered in an open vehicle allegdly by Youth Congress workers who raised slogans against the Centre's decision to ban sale of cattle for slaughter. The meat was then distributed free to onlookers. Kerala Police has booked some Youth Congress activists in this regard. The brazen act was committed in front of a huge crowd in Kannur on Saturday during the 'Beef Fest' held by the Left and Congress in Kerala to protest against the Centre's ban. The Central government has banned the sa...
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Rampur molestation 14 men molest
2 women, make MMS; Yogi Adityanath govt begins crackdown; arrests 4
RAMPUR, May 29 (Agencies): In yet another incident suggesting the growing lawlessness in the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, at least 14 men allegedly tried to molest two women in the Rampur district. The incident occurred on 22 May. According to agencies the accused also made a video of the incident and posted it on the social media, which later became viral. The video shows a group of men trying to grope two women on a deserted road. In the video, one of the accused can be seen pulling the dupatta of one of the women and picking her up. The men are also seen molesting the woman as her companion pleads with them to let them go. Besides manhandling and molesting the girls, the boys were laughing and making jokes the whole time, while the distraught girls kept on begging to be spared. Tak...
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Amid political storm over Kerala cow slaughter
Yogi slams 'seculars' over beef fests, says 'why are they silent'
LUCKNOW, May 29 (Agencies): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has questioned the silence of secular parties over Kerala's beef festival which is being held in protest against the Centre's decision banning the sale of cattle for slaughter from open markets. "I feel there is a lot of talk in the country to respect each others feelings and several organisations demand this in the name of secularism. But why are they silent on the Kerala incident?" he asked at a public felicitation function organised by the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad last night. Cattle ban outrage: After Kerala, 'beef fest' organised in IIT Madras "Why are the people who staged vociferous protests over the incidents in DU and JNU silent on the issue?" the Chief Minister asked. During the beef fests held ...
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PM to embark on 4-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia, France
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said his four-nation tour of Germany, Spain, Russia and France beginning tomorrow is aimed at boosting India's economic engagement with these nations and inviting more investment. In the first leg of his six-day trip, he will visit Germany, where he will hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel under the framework of India-Germany Intergovernmental Consultations (IGC). He will also call on German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier. Modi said he and Merkel will "chart out a future roadmap of cooperation with focus on trade and investment, security and counter-terrorism, innovation and science and technology, skill development, urban infrastructure, railways and civil aviation, clean energy, development cooperation, health a...
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HRD ministry won't intervene in CBSE Moderation Policy Row: Prakash
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar today categorically denied his ministry intervening in the ongoing moderation policy row and said any "change" should not be "abruptly" implemented in middle of academic session. Moderation policy refers to a practice in which students get extra marks in subjects regarded 'unusually difficult', or if there have been differences in the sets of question papers. "We will not intervene in the moderation policy issue. It is an academic call which the boards need to take," Javadekar told PTI in an interview. The HRD Minister's comments came against the backdrop of an order by Delhi High Court directing CBSE to continue with the moderation policy, which was scrapped last month after CBSE along with 32 other boards formed a consensus...
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IAF's Sukhoi-30 Jet Crash: Black Box recovered
Tezpur/New Delhi, May 28 (Agencies): The black box of the Sukhoi-30 MKI fighter jet that went missing with two pilots on board has been recovered from a dense forest in Arunachal Pradesh, two days after wreckage of the plane was sighted. However, the fate of the crew was not yet known. "A ground search and rescue party has reached the crash site. The black box of the aircraft has been recovered. Further search is in progress," IAF spokesperson Wing Commander Anupam Banerjee said in Delhi. The identity of the missing pilots has not been disclosed and the worst is feared. The jet had gone missing shortly after taking off from Tezpur Air Force station on Tuesday on a routine training sortie and its wreckage was found on Friday in a dense forest, 60 km from Tezpur airbase. The Indian Air...
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Samajwadi Party to stage state-wide protest against BJP
LUCKNOW, May 28 (Agencies): Samajwadi Party will stage a state-wide protest over the "deteriorating" law-and-order situation in Uttar Pradesh, on May 29. Announcing the protest, SP's chief spokesperson Rajendra Chaudhary today said that his party will protest against the BJP-led UP government, which was trying to "terrorise" different sections of the society. "The BJP is trying to terrorise different sections of the society. All the office bearers and party workers of the Samajwadi Party will register their protest in every district of the state on May 29 to protest against the deteriorating law and order situation in the state," said Chaudhary. He said that they would also hand over a memorandum to Governor Ram Naik to bring to his attention to the "anti- people policies" of the BJP g...
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Uttarakhand to be open defecation free by May 31
UTTARAKHAND, May 28 (Agencies): Uttarakhand will be open defecation free by this month-end, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat has asserted. He said his government has given maximum emphasis on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's call for a 'Swachh Bharat' and has taken a number of steps for cleanliness. "By the end of May, Uttarakhand will be open defecation free, barring a few areas in Haridwar," Rawat told agencies in an interview. The 56-year-old chief minister said a plan is being chalked out to rejuvenate the two rivers in Dehradun - Song and Tons - so that clean water flows through them. "The confluence of the two rivers is already free from smell. Birds have started drinking water there. It is an encouraging news," he said. Earlier, the Centre had announced that Sikkim was the f...
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Pro-ISIS slogans graffiti allegedly seen in Delhi University; complaint filed
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): Delhi University Students' Union (DUSU) Secretary, Ankit Sangwan on Sunday filed a complaint in the North Campus Police Station after Pro-ISIS slogans were allegedly seen in Delhi University' Delhi School of Economics. Sangwan said that he was in his office when few students informed him about the derogatory comment written on the wall of the college. "I later called the personal security of the university, shot the entire thing and called the local SHO. I have filed a written complaint about this, then we came to know that such slogans were also written on the walls of Justice For Social Work College," he said. Sangwan also alleged that few people are trying to defame the college and are carrying out such activities. "This is a type of propaganda, whethe...
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CBSE class 12 topper Raksha Gopal gets 99.6%, shatters humanities myths
NEW DELHHI, May 28 (Agencies): Amity International School Noida’s Raksha Gopal, who topped this year's CBSE Class 12 examinations with 99.6%, busted the myth that students from Humanities cannot score high. Raksha scored 100 marks ach in English, political science, and economics. In history and psychology, she scored 99 marks each. Bhumi Sawant De from DAV Public School in Chandigarh came second with 99.4% and Aditya Jain from Bhawan Vidyalaya Chandigarh tied third with Mannat Luthra at 99.2%. “The feeling is yet to sink in. I knew I would do well, but never thought I would top.” Raksha told CNN-News18 on Sunday. She now wants to pursue Political Science (Hons) from Delhi University....
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Zika virus in India: Symptoms, treatment and protective measures you need to follow!
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): Zika, the mosquito-borne disease, broke out as an epidemic in Brazil in 2015 and spread to 70 countries in the world. In November 2016, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that Zika was no longer a public health emergency. Earlier this month, Brazil officially declared Zika emergency over. However, with the World Health Organisation (WHO) confirming the first three cases of Zika virus in India on Friday, it seems that the mosquito-borne disease is slowly spreading its wings. The flavivirus is known to be carried by an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. Albopictus) that are also responsible for the transmission of dengue and chikungunya viruses. All the three Indian cases were reported from the Bapunagar area of Ahmedabad which i...
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Women molested by 12-14 boys in broad daylight in Rampur, video goes viral
Rampur (Uttar Pradesh), May 28 (Agencies): Highlighting yet another case of lawlessness spreading in the state, a video of two girls being molested openly by a group of young men in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur district, has set the social media on fire. Around 12 to 14 boys can be seen in the video, molesting the women, even while they pleaded to let them go. Proving the sheer fearlessness of the perpetrators, the p filmed the entire development and posted it on social media. Besides manhandling and molesting the girls, the boys were laughing and making jokes the whole time, while the distraught girls kept on begging to be spared. The culprits have been identified and the police have made one arrest, as the investigation is underway. Earlier in March, after coming to power in Uttar Prade...
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Newborn baby walking immediately after birth has social media in awe! VIDEO
NEW DELHI, May 28 (Agencies): According to what we have been taught, told and seen, newborn babies are barely able to keep their eyes open, let alone walking or even balancing on their own two feet. But a video floating on social media platforms is absolutely unbelievable and has managed to stump and overwhelm the world at the same time. The video that went viral as soon as it was posted, shows a newborn baby – just fresh out of its mother's womb – draped over a nurse's arm and actually balancing on its feet and walking on the bed as if it's the most common thing ever! This baby has totally defied everything we have ever learnt. It's really a sight to behold....
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Centre needs to introspect over Kashmir situation: Shinde
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RANCHI, May 27 (Agencies): Former union home minister in the UPA cabinet Sushil Kumar Shinde on Friday said there was a need for the Narendra Modi government to introspect over the Kashmir situation and India's relationship with foreign nations. The veteran Congress leader, who arrived from Delhi, to provide a 'true picture of the Modi government' who is celebrating its third anniversary in office, said Kashmir would be on the boil if the Centre did not initiate tripartite talks with Pakistan and separatists. “There was never a situation before where stones were pelted at the armed forces. During our time, such isolated incidents took place but were quickly brought under control,” Shinde told media persons at Congress' Jharkhand headquarters here. The politician added, “Terrorist ac...
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Kejriwal removes Jethmalani as his lawyer
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): Hit with another defamation case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has reportedly removed former Bharatiya Janata Party leader and noted lawyer Ram Jethmalani as his lawyer. Ram Jethmalani was Kejriwal's lawyer in the defamation case filed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. The move by Kejriwal comes days after Jaitley filed another defamation suit against Kejriwal after he allegedly used a derogatory word against him during the hearing of the previous defamation case. Jethmalani, during the hearing of the previous defamation case, had called Jaitley a ‘crook' in court. On this, Jaitley had asked whether it was Jethmalamni's remark or his client Kejriwal's. Jethmalani had stated that it was Kejriwal's remark, following which Jaitley filed the Rs 10 c...
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Nitish Kumar skips Sonia Gandhi's 'unity lunch', to meet Modi today
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): In a significant development, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who skipped Congress president Sonia Gandhi's 'unity lunch' held at 10 Janpath today, will be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. As per a report, the Bihar Chief Minister, who has drawn fondness for the BJP in recent times, will be attending a lunch to be hosted by the Prime Minister at his New Delhi residence tomorrow, in the honor of his Mauritius counterpart Anerood Jugnauth. The JD(U)'s spokesperson Ajay Alok said that it would only be an official meet between the two leaders and nothing personal would be discussed. The development is likely to come as a huge blow for Gandhis and other Opposition parties as Nitish's decision to meet PM Modi hints at a possible change of h...
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If no consensual candidates emerge, will decide our next move: Opposition on Presidential polls
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencies): The Opposition on Friday did not reveal what will be their next course of action in case they fail to arrive at a consensual candidate for the Presidential polls with the ruling BJP. President Pranab Mukherjee's term ends in July. Asked what transpired in the meeting at Congress chief Sonia Gandhi's luncheon, party leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said no decision has been taken yet. “This hasn't happened so far, if acceptable consensual candidates don't emerge then we (opposition parties) shall decide,” he told reporters after the meeting. “Normal practice has been ruling party takes initiative to build consensus on names of candidates (President and Vice President),” Azad added. Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Friday hosted a luncheon meeting to deliberate o...
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Amit Shah's big thumbs up to Yogi Adityanath's govt! Says tackled all issues 'promptly'
NEW DELHI, May 26 (Agencie): BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday lauded the Yogi Adityanath's government in Uttar Pradesh and said that he passed the test with flying colours. Shah said the UP government has handled all pressing issues, be it Jewar gang-rape, Mathura and Saharanpur incidents, without delay. “The Yogi Adityanath's government has tackled everything promptly and have taken strong steps,” Shah told reporters. On completing BJP's third year at the Centre, Shah said, “Certain things which could not be achieved in 70 years, have been attained in these three years.” Asked to comment on filmstar Rajnikanth planning to join politics, he said, “If Rajnikanth ji wishes to enter politics, he is welcome; I'm using the word 'politics', not 'BJP', decision is up to him.”...
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