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Missing AN-32 found in ruins

Search for survivors big challenge due to inclement weather in Arunachal The week-long search for the AN-32 transport aircraft that went missing somewhere in the hills and forest of Arunachal Pradesh on June 3 yielded result on Tuesday when an IAF Mi-17 helicopter spotted its wreckage at the height of 12,000 feet, 16 km north of Lipo, north-east of...

Scholarships for 5 crore minority students: Naqvi

50% for girls; Govt plans to modernise madrasa education In a major outreach towards “minority” community, the Centre on Tuesday announced scholarships for 5 crore minority students, including 50 per cent for girls, in next five-years and sought to “mainstream” madrasa education. “There are a large number of madrasas across the country. They will be connected with the formal...

Kathua justice: 3 get life, three 5-year jail

A fast-track court in Pathankot on Monday awarded life sentence to three persons for the horrific gangrape-and-murder of an eight-year-old girl in Jammu & Kashmir’s Kathua district. Three other convicts have been sentenced to five-year imprisonment. However, the court acquitted the seventh accused, Vishal Jhangotra — son of main accused Sanji Ram — in the absence of any credible...

‘Wounded’ Bengal tigress pounces on BJP

After Guv reports to PM on violence, Mamata cries BJP trying to topple her Govt Close on the heels of Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi on Monday apprising President Ramnath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and Home Minister Amit Shah of the continuing political violence in the State, Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee accused the BJP of hatching “nefarious...

Nitish confines romance with BJP to Bihar

Party to go solo in J&K, Haryana Delhi elections Amid reports of growing strain with the BJP, the Janata Dal(U) has said it will not be a part of the BJP-led NDA outside Bihar and will contest the upcoming Assembly polls in four States on its own. The JD(U) took the decision at its national executive meeting presided over...

India now has sniper edge over Pakistan

Emergency purchase of Barrett M95.50 BMG and Beretta Scorpio TGT Victoria .338 Lapua Magnum, with kill range of 1.5 km to 1.8 km, negates Pak advantage on LoC India now has superior sniper power than Pakistan. The Army has made an emergency purchase of latest sniper rifles with a better range, firepower and telescopic sights than the adversary. The...

Didi to boycott Niti meet

Mamata demands collegium to pick ECs, seeks Opp support against EVMs Still licking her wounds from the electoral defeat at the hands of the BJP in parliamentary elections, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has decided against joining the NITI Ayog meeting, to be attended by Chief Ministers and chaired by the Prime Minister. The TMC chief on Friday...

Nation outraged at toddler’s murder

Two neighbours confess to killing girl, five Aligarh cops suspended As national outrage escalated over the brutal murder of a two-year-old girl whose mutilated body was found in a garbage dump near her house in Tappal township in Aligarh on June 2, the Uttar Pradesh Government on Friday constituted a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the horrific crime...

Govt puts Rajnath back in top panels

After excluding Def Min from 6 of 8 Cabinet panels, he is included in 4 more, including Political Affairs Defence Minister Rajnath Singh is back on several reconstituted key Cabinet committees after his exclusion from them raised eyebrows in the political circles. In a Thursday morning notification that gave a clear signal of Rajnath Singh’s diminishing role in decision...

RBI cuts rate to 9-yr low of 5.75%

Asks banks to pass on benefit to home/auto EMIs; markets hoped more, fall The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Thursday slashed its benchmark lending rate by 25 basis points to a nearly nine-year low of 5.75 per cent providing relief to industry as well as EMI payees in home, auto and other sectors, but the Central bank’s failure...