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Daily Archives: 14th May 2018

No Compensation for More Than a Year, Sterlite Copper Victim Attempts Suicide Outside Factory

Even after huge public outcry and protest, Vedanta Sterlite company is moving ahead endangering the lives of its workers. An injured worker, who was denied compensation by Sterlite Copper attempted suicide in front of the factory on May 13, 2018. Kartheepan, the 31-year-old employee was injured in a workplace accident more than a year ago. The accident had made him permanently disabled and the company was called out for ignoring safety rules deliberately and not paying sufficient amount as compensation

Paytm Automates Monthly Expenses With My Payments

One97 Communications Limited, the firm that owns digital payment major, Paytm, announced the unification of bank transfers for its customers with the new 'My Payments' feature on its app.

Best Summer Deals on Snapdeal’s Mega Deals Festival

Snapdeal has launched a Mega Deals offering double-digit discounts across categories like mobile and electronics, fashion, fitness equipments and home. Users can expect deals on shoes, mobile accessories, bicycle, gym wear, bed linen, toys, laptop, sunglasses, apparel, and handbag among others. Along with the discounts, HSBC and Axis bank customers can also avail 10 percent discount on their purchase.

SC to Hear Article 35A Case on August 16

The Supreme Court will on August 16 rehear the Public Interest Litigations (PILs) in connection with the Article 35A case, which empowers Jammu and Kashmir state legislature to define "permanent residents" of the state and their special rights.

TMC Worker Shot Dead, Ballot Papers Thrown in Pond in West Bengal

A Trinamool Congress (TMC) worker was shot dead on Monday in Kultali area of West Bengal's South 24 Parganas district in poll-related violence even as voting continues in the state.

Maharashtra Navnirman Sena Opposes Import of Sugar From Pakistan

The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) has opposed the import of Sugar from Pakistan for sale and distribution in the state.

Knee Injury Revives Amir’s Workload Concerns

Bowling coach Azhar Mahmood has admitted that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) needs to reconsider star fast bowler Mohammad Amir's workload if they want to save him from severe physical exertion that might cause injuries in future.

Sanju Samson can be India’s Next Superstar, Believes Warne

Former Australian leg-spinner Shane Warne seems to be highly impressed by Sanju Samson's impressive show in the ongoing 11th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) as he said that Rajasthan Royals' wicketkeeper-batsman will be the next superstar of the Indian cricket.

Butler’s 94 Keeps Rajasthan Royals Alive in IPL

Just like Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals (RR), too, has managed to stay alive in the Indian Premier League (IPL), after they overcame Mumbai Indians (MI) and beat them by seven wickets at the Wankhede Stadium on Sunday night.

India U-16 Crowned Champions of the Four-Nation Tournament

The Indian U-16 national football team was crowned champions of the Four-Nation Tournament after they defeated Tajikistan 4-2 in the finals in Serbia last evening.

Protesting PoK Activists Demand Justice for Arif Shahid

A massive protest rally was held against Pakistan and its secret services agencies on Sunday at Khaigala city (near Rawalakot) of Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) to mark the fifth death anniversary of Sardar Arif Shahid.

Chidambaram Urges States to Object 15th Finance Commission

Former finance minister P. Chidambaram on Monday urged the chief minister's and finance minister of all the state to come together and raise an objection on the Terms of Reference (ToR) prescribed by the 15th Finance Commission for allocation of funds to states.

482 Gelatine Sticks, 889 Detonators Recovered in Ranchi

In a joint operation, troops of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF)'s 193 Battalion and Jharkhand Police have recovered a huge amount of explosives in East Singhbhum's Digri.

Opposition Leader Slams Sharif’s 26/11 Remarks

Pakistan People's Party (PPP) leader and former diplomat Sherry Rehman on Sunday lambasted former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for his remarks on 26/11 Mumbai attacks.

Pakistan Army Upset With Sharif

The Pakistan Army is said to be 'extremely upset' with former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's alleged admission that Pakistan had a significant role to play in the terrorist attacks that took place across Mumbai between November 26 and 29, 2008, which claimed the lives of 166 persons and injured more than 300.

Nepal PM Oli to Visit China in June

After the presentation of the federal budget on May 29, Nepali Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is embarking on a state visit to China in June.

Activists Hold Anti-pakistan Protests in London

Marking the fifth death anniversary of a PoK leader, activists held a protest rally against Pakistan's security establishment, outside the Pakistani embassy in London on Sunday.

Hindu Fundamentalists Continue to Target Shehla Rashid, Fake Photographs Circulated

Hindu Fundamentalists continue to target former Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) Students' Union Vice-President and activist Shehla Rashid. Shehla, who has been a vocal critic of the ruling Hindu fundamentalist party BJP, has, in the past been attacked through fake news, pictures and rape threats

US may Impose Sanctions on European Firms Working With Iran

Following United States' withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, White House national security adviser John Bolton on Sunday said there is a possibility of secondary sanctions being imposed on the European companies doing business with Iran.

Stray Incidents of Violence in WB

As many as 20 people were injured in fresh clashes which broke out between two groups here in Cooch Behar on Monday morning, amid the ongoing panchayat polls in the state.

Jamati-e-Islami District President Ganderbal Booked under PSA

SrinagarThe district president of Jammat-e-Islami (Ganderbal Unit) Bashir Ahmad Lone was booked Public Safety Act.  According to police, Lone, a resident of Saidapora Harwan,...

Tripura Health Minister Expresses Concern Over Increasing HIV Among Women

Tripura Health Minister Sudip Roy Barman expressed concern over the increase of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection especially among women in two districts of Tripura.

Rename AMU After Jat King, Says Haryana CM

Amid the controversy surrounding the Aligarh Muslim University, Haryana Chief Minister Captain Abhimanyu wants the varsity to be renamed after Raja Mahendra Pratap, also known as 'Jat King.'

West Bengal Panchayat Polls Begin

The much-awaited West Bengal panchayat polls began at 7 am on Monday.

Tree Falls in Front of Hema Malini’s Convoy in UP

A tree fell in front of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Hema Malini's convoy in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura, following heavy rain and dust storm in the district on Sunday.

SC to Hear Public Interest Litigations on Article 35A

The Supreme Court on Monday will hear the Public Interest Litigations (PILs) in connection with the Article 35A that empowers the Jammu and Kashmir state legislature to define "permanent residents" of the state by two months.

Man Shot Dead, Looted in New Delhi

A 55-year-old man was shot dead by two bike-borne assailants outside his residence in New Delhi's Kabool Nagar area on Sunday.

India not Safe Under BJP Government, Says Tharoor

With a year to go for next general elections, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor has said the country is not safe in the hands of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

Botanic Garden Will be Developed With Modern-day Landscape, Says Harsh Vardhan

Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan has said that the Botanic Garden of Indian Republic (BGIR), also known as Botanical Garden, will be developed as one of the most distinct botanic gardens with the modern-day landscape.

25 People Remanded in Custody in Connection With Aurangabad clashes

Twenty-four people arrested in connection with the communal violence in Aurangabad that broke out three days ago have been sent to police custody while one other person has been sent to judicial custody.

100 Houses Gutted in Fire Sparked by Lightning

About 100 houses were gutted in a fire which broke out due to lightning in Sambhal district's Rajpura area late Sunday night.

6 Naxals Killed by Security Forces in Odisha

Six Naxals were gunned down by the security forces in two different districts of Odisha on Sunday.

3 RJD Leaders Returning From Tej Pratap’s Wedding die in Accident

Three Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders were among the four killed in a road accident in Bihar's Araria district.