Saturday, April 29, 2017

Ishrat case: SC dismisses police officers’ plea for relief

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea seeking to quash criminal case against Gujarat Police personnel involved in Ishrat Jahan...

Celebrations, protests to mark Kashmir accession day

By IANS, Jammu : There will be contrasting moods in Jammu and Kashmir Friday with the former princely state completing 65 years of its accession to India.

Support pours in for Kashmir from Kargil and other districts of Jammu

By Raqib Hameed Naik, Srinagar: A day after the All-Party delegation completed its two-day visit to Kashmir, the situation in the Valley...

AP Congress seeks job opportunities for Muslims

By staff reporter

New Delhi : In a move seemingly aimed at ensuring Muslim vote bank, Andhra Pradesh Congress Committee has called upon United Progressive Alliance chairperson and Congress president Sonia Gandhi to devise time-bound programme for providing job opportunities for Muslims in private and corporate as well as government sector organisations and institutions.

जानिए, क्या सोचते हैं बनारस के हिन्दू रमज़ान और ईद के बारे में?

सिद्धांत मोहन, वाराणसी: रमज़ान अब ख़त्म हो रहा है. बस एक या दो रोज़ और. फिर ईद. फिर इबादत का यह माह एक साल...

Students protesting for Rohith Vemula detained in Delhi

New Delhi : About 250-300 students, staging a demonstration here commemorating the death anniversary of Dalit scholar Rohith Vemula, were on Tuesday detained when they...

7 killed, 25 injured in Manipur bus explosion

By IANS Imphal : At least seven people were killed and 25 injured late Sunday when a packed passenger bus hit a landmine in northeastern India's restive Manipur state, police said. "A passenger bus took the full impact of a landmine explosion near Pourabi, 13 km from capital Imphal. Seven passengers have died and 25 are wounded," a police spokesman here said. This is one of the worst militant attacks on civilians in Manipur, a state of 2.3 million people. The injured have been brought to hospitals in Imphal.

Cash withdrawal norms eased for farmers, agri-traders, weddings

New Delhi : The government on Thursday announced a set of seven decisions pertaining to demonetisation, mainly aimed at smooth sowing season ahead, including...

Pakistan court bans intelligence agents’ entry in premises


Islamabad : The Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday banned the entry of the officials of intelligence agencies in the court's premises after a senior defense lawyer of the suspended chief justice informed the court that intelligence agencies are involved in spying on judges.

The ban was announced by Justice Khalil-ur-Rehman Ramdey, who as the head of a 13-member bench of judges, is hearing a petition from the suspended chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry.

Chhattisgarh plans 1,000-strong anti-terrorism squad

By IANS, Raipur : Chhattisgarh, the country's worst Maoist insurgency-affected state, plans to raise an anti-terrorism squad by training 1,000 policemen to tackle terrorists, the state police chief said here Saturday. "We have decided to convert state police's third battalion into an anti-terrorism squad (ATS) that will be purely used to tackle terror attacks," Vishwa Ranjan, the director general of police (DGP), told IANS. "The ATS commandos will be kept ready purely for anti-terror operations and to be employed in operations against Maoists only in emergency cases," he added.

Malala invites five global girl champions to attend Nobel Peace Prize ceremony

By Aslam Chandio for, Islamabad: Rights activist and young campaigner for girls’ education Malala Yousafzai has invited five remarkable and inspiring girl champions to the Nobel Peace Prize award ceremony scheduled to be held on December 10 at Oslo, Norway.

‘VHP leader was in touch with chief minister’s office during riots’

By IANS, Ahmedabad : Senior Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Jaideep Patel was in constant touch with Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's office during the Godhra riots in the state, an affidavit filed by lawyer Mukul Sinha Wednesday before G.T. Nanavati Commission probing the 2002 riots said. Sinha, the counsel for riot victims, said that Patel, an accused in Naroda Gam rioting case, was in constant touch with Modi's office Feb 28, 2002. At least 1,180 people were killed in the violence sparked by the burning of a train bogie at Godhra Feb 27, 2002.

Ajmal National Rural Education Movement launched in Guwahati

By TCN News, Guwahati: A teacher of a government-aided school in Morigaon District of Assam took away his own life in September this year, alleging...

Pakistan makes gender harassment at workplace punishable with dismissal


Islamabad : Pakistan will amend its laws to make workplace harassment of women punishable with dismissal from service.

’12 years more, Gulf will have nuclear energy’

By RIA Novosti

Abu Dhabi : It will take Gulf nations 12-15 years to start developing civilian nuclear energy, the foreign minister of Kuwait said Tuesday.

Disappearance of Kashmiri students: Petition filed with NHRC

By Mumtaz Alam Falahi,,

A Malayalam film on Gujarat riots

By IANS Kozhikode (Kerala) : National award winning director T.V. Chandran Monday began filming here his latest venture "Vilapangalku Appuram" based on the aftermath of the 2002 Gujarat riots. The lead actors are: Suhasini, who returns to Malayalam films after a long gap, Biju Menon and Thilakan. Producer of the film Aryadan Shoukat has written the story of the film. Speaking to IANS, Shoukat said the story revolves around Sahira, a Muslim woman who flees Gujarat soon after the riots and arrives in Kozhikode.

Notification on minorities strikes at heart of Assam Accord

By Amitava Mukherjee The union government's recent notification regularising the entry and stay of minorities from Bangladesh and Pakistan on grounds of humanitarian considerations (meaning...