Category: Breaking News

PM Modi unveils ‘Statue of Unity’

The 182-meter high ‘Statue of Unity’ in honor of country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel dedicated to the nation Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday unveiled the 182-meter high ‘Statue of Unity’ in honor of country’s first Home Minister Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, and dedicated it to the nation. Built on Sadhu Bet Island on Narmada river, the imposing...

Supreme Court asks Centre to submit details of pricing of 36 Rafale fighter

The Centre must bring details of the decision-making process of the deal into the public domain, except those that are confidential and have strategic importance: SC The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre for pricing details of the 36 Rafale fighter jets India is buying from France in a sealed cover within 10 days but agreed that “strategic...

Sardar Patel: New India’s crisis man

The real tribute to Sardar Patel would be to resolve to contribute in the making of a New India inspired by the spirit of unification made possible by Sardar Patel History has often proved that every crisis would find its own man. India had its crisis man in Sardar Patel in the aftermath of our country’s Independence, when a great crisis...

Sania, Shoaib blessed with baby boy

Tennis star Sania Mirza and her Pakistani cricketer husband Shoaib Malik were blessed with a baby boy on Tuesday. Sania delivered the child early Tuesday morning, here and both mother and child were well. Shoaib tweeted: “Excited to announce: Its a boy, and my girl is doing great and keeping strong as usual #Alhumdulilah. Thank you for the wishes...

Verma was collecting documents relating to Rafale ‘scam’, forcibly sent on leave: Rahul

CBI Chief Alok Verma was collecting documents relating to the Rafale scam. He was forcibly sent on leave: Rahul Gandhi Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Wednesday alleged that CBI Director Alok Verma was forcibly sent on leave as he was collecting documents relating to the Rafale ‘scam’. CBI Director Verma and Special Director Rakesh Asthana have been “divested of all powers” amid...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi summons warring CBI bosses

No let-up in the feud as agency arrests its DSP who fabricated accused’s statement Amid the escalating row between CBI Director Alok Verma and his deputy Rakesh Asthana, Prime Minister Narendra Modi summoned both to discuss the goings-on that has brought much disrepute to India’s premier investigating agency. But there was no thaw in the internecine war as the...

15 die on bloody Sunday in J&K

7 civilians killed in the blast, 3 terrorists, 2 Pak intruders neutralized, 3 jawans martyred The State of Jammu & Kashmir witnessed a ‘bloody’ Sunday with 15 deaths reported from different parts of the State in incidents of firing, explosion, and attack by the Border Action Team (BAT) of Pakistan Army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sunderbani...

Artiste ‘Ravan’ saves 8 but loses his life

Ravan at the Ram Leela at Joda Phatak was among those killed in the train accident The man who played the character of demon king Ravan at the Ram Leela at Joda Phatak was among those killed in the train accident. After he enacted the role of Ravan, Dalbir Singh, in his twenties, was watching the burning of an...

Accident should not be politicised: Sidhu; says wife attended to patients

Mowing down of 61 Dussehra revelers by a train there was an accident and that nobody had done it intentionally: Sidhu Punjab minister and local MLA Navjot Singh Sidhu said the mowing down of 61 Dussehra revelers by a train there was an accident and that nobody had done it intentionally. He, however, said there was a “big negligence” and asked his detractors...

Protesters foil women bid to enter Sabarimala temple

Priest threatens to close temple if any woman of barred age group enters the premise Two women, including a TV journalist in her late 20s, nearly made it inside the Sabarimala temple on Friday under heavy police security, but they had to retreat amid massive protests by Ayyappa devotees and the head priest’s threat to close the temple if...