Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Human trafficking scam: police seek media’s help


New Delhi : Probing a human trafficking scam involving suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Babubhai Katara, Delhi Police Saturday sought the media's help in identifying 11 people who went abroad through the racket.

"According to documentary evidence, at least 11 people - two women, two girls and seven men - have been sent to the US, Britain and Canada from Gujarat, Punjab and Andhra Pradesh in the past three years," Deputy Commissioner of Police A.S. Cheema said here.

Free-medicines-for-all programme launch in October

By IANS, New Delhi: India's ambitious plan to provide free medicines to all will be launched from October, says a government report.

Tandoor case: Convict’s parole plea hearing July 16

New Delhi : The Delhi High Court Wednesday posted for July 16 the parole plea of Sushil Sharma, awarded life imprisonment for murdering his...

Islamic law of divorce

By A. Faizur Rahman for,

Maoists kill Chhattisgarh cop in gun battle


Raipur : Maoist rebels shot dead a policeman and seriously wounded two cops in a gun battle in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh Wednesday evening, police said.

Cow vigilantes should be declared terrorists: Vemula’s online diary

Preetha Nair New Delhi : Back in December 2015, well before politics over bovines took centrestage in India, the late Rohith Vemula, the Dalit...

Youth arrested for illegal trade in coins

By IANS, Kannur (Kerala) : A youth was arrested at Sreekandapuram for illegally trading in coins to be supplied to some industrial units in Bangalore for making machine parts. Nasar, 30, was arrested Monday as he was collecting one rupee coins by paying a higher amount. Sreekandapuram is about 50 km from here.

Centre assures all help for Kashmir’s development

Srinagar : The BJP-led central government Thursday assured the Jammu and Kashmir government of all possible help in reviving the economy and putting it...

Presidential elections in Pakistan within two months

By IANS Islamabad : Pakistan will hold presidential elections between Sep 15 and Oct 15, Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz was Saturday reported as saying. This would be followed by general elections when the present assemblies complete their tenure on Nov 15, Aziz told reporters Friday on his return from Kabul. IRNA news agency said Aziz felt that President Pervez Musharraf was "totally eligible" to contest the presidential elections on expiry of his present term.

Three dead, dozens feared missing in Kashmir cloudburst

By IANS, Jammu: At least three people were killed and dozens feared missing after a cloudburst swept away a large portion of a highway in Jammu and Kashmir, police said Thursday.

Defying winter chill, boycott calls, 110 years old Bakhti Begum voted for new dawn...

By Reyaz Ahmed, NAK, Lolab, Kupwara : Trudging towards polling station a 110-year-old Bakhti Begum of Khantpora Kupwara, was confident that her vote will help usher in change and help in assuring employment unemployed youth stood in queue at a polling station in Lolab constituency of Kupawra district.

Delhi councillor, husband caught taking bribe


New Delhi : The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Wednesday arrested a Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) councillor of the Congress party and her husband when they were accepting a bribe of Rs.25,000 from a Delhi resident.

Higher train speed, axle load main challenges for railway: Minister

New Delhi : The increase in speeds of trains and safely operating higher axle loads on existing networks are the major challenges facing railway...

NDA government has failed to contain terrorism: Raj Babbar

Lucknow : The NDA government at the centre has failed to contain terrorism, Congress Rajya Sabha member Raj Babbar said on Tuesday. Speaking to party...

Urdu Press in India

By Ather Farouqui,

RSP legislator quits UDF, to join Left

Thiruvananthapuram : Kerala's ruling coalition on Thursday suffered a blow when RSP's Kovoor Kunjumon quit the legislature, saying he was disgusted with the UDF...

Death toll rises to 30 in suicide bombing attack at Baghdad funeral

·The death toll rose to 30, with 39 others wounded as a suicide bomber blew himself up. ·The suicide bomber wearing an explosive vest blew himself up in the afternoon at a funeral. ·Moreover, Iraq has failed to achieve tangible achievement in national reconciliation. By Xinhua Baghdad : The death toll rose to at least 30, with 39 others wounded as a suicide bomber blew himself up at a funeral in Baghdad's eastern neighborhood of Zaiyounah on Tuesday, an Interior Ministry source said.

Memon reiterates pledge to ensure transparent elections

By NNN-APP Islamabad : Interim Minister for Information and Broadcasting Nisar A Memon Saturday reiterated government’s pledge to take all possible steps for ensuring free, fair and transparent elections in the country. Talking to PTV he urged the people, candidates and political parties to pin point any foul play, the interim government as well as election commission will immediately rectify the wrong and ensure level playing field for all irrespective of their party affiliations.