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Daily Archives: 10th June 2018

RSS Planning to Pitch Pranab Mukherjee as PM Candidate, Says Shiv Sena

Days after former President Pranab Mukherjee attended an event of Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) in Nagpur, Shiv Sena on Sunday said the RSS could pitch Mukherjee as a prime ministerial candidate for 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Three Coaches of Mumbai-Howrah Mail Derail in Maharashtra

Three coaches of Mumbai-Howrah Mail were derailed in Maharashtra's Nashik district in the wee hours of Sunday.

Salman Khan was on hit List of Bishnoi Gang

Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was on the radar of the notorious Lawrence Bishnoi gang, which had sent sharpshooter Sampat Nehra to survey the actor's movements in order to plan an attack, Haryana police said.

Pradhan Dines at Dalit’s Home in Sambalpur in Odisha

Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan ate food at a Dalit's house in Sambalpur's Kharsanmal village on Sunday.

Traffic jam on NH 26 After oil Tanker Hits Transformer in Andhra

Fire broke out in the Ramabhadrapuram village in Vizianagaram district after an oil tanker rammed into a power transformer leading to a traffic jam on the national highway 26.

Ashwini Upadhya Files PIL to Make False Statement Before EC an Offence

A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) has been filed in the Supreme Court by Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Supreme Court lawyer, Ashwini Upadhya, seeking its direction to the Central Government to take appropriate steps to make false statement before the Election Commission, a corrupt practice and an electoral offence with enhanced imprisonment of two years.

Kim Jong-un Arrives in Singapore Ahead of Summit With Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un on Sunday landed in Singapore two days ahead of the much-awaited summit with US President Donald Trump.

Andhra CM Attacks BJP Over Special Status

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday continued his tirade against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led Centre over the special status issue.

Smartphone app Could Slow Down Artery Ageing

Turns out, smartphone applications do have some health benefits, contrary to popular beliefs.

Middle Distance Runner Anu Kumar Bags Gold in Junior Asian Athletics Championships

Middle distance runner Anu Kumar help India bag third gold medal in the men's 800m on the third day of the 2018 Junior Asian Athletics Championships here on Saturday.

CPI (M) Delegation Meets Jharkhand Governor to Discuss the Issue of Starvation Deaths

A delegation of Communist Party of India (Marxist) led by party leader Brinda Karat met Jharkhand Governor Draupadi Murmu to discuss the issue of alleged starvation deaths.

Portion of Mumbra Bypass Collapses

A portion of Mumbra bypass collapsed on a house in a chawl near Uday Nagar area on Saturday following heavy downpour in the district.

SCO Calls for Creation of Unified Global Counter-terrorism Front

The member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) have condemned terrorism of all kinds and called for the formation of a unified global counter-terrorism front for tackling the issue.

MB Patil Meets Rahul After Being Denied Cabinet Post

Amid the ongoing row in Karnataka Congress over Cabinet formation, former Minister M.B. Patil, who was denied a ministerial berth, met Congress chief Rahul Gandhi on Sunday.

UNICEF Lauds India for Decline in Maternal Mortality Ratio

UNICEF's India representative Yasmin Ali Haque has commended India's 'impressive progress' in reducing maternal deaths.

Tej Pratap Rules out Difference With Tejashwi

Rashtriya Janata Dal leader and former Bihar chief minister Lalu Prasad's elder son Tej Pratap Yadav on Saturday refuted a rift between him and his brother Tejashwi.

Pashtun Council Canada Protests Against Pakistan’s Atrocities

An anti-Pakistan protest was held by the Pashtun Council Canada in Toronto against the recent firing by Pakistani security forces on a rally of Pashtun activists in South Waziristan.

Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Pays Compensation to Family of Deceased Chennai Tourist

Jammu and Kashmir's Director of Tourism, Mahmood A. Shah handed over a cheque of Rs 5 lakh as compensation to the family of the deceased 22-year old tourist from Chennai who died on May 08, after being caught in the middle of clashes between security forces and stone pelters.

Indian Diplomat-poet’s Collection of Poems Launched in Brasilia

Indian diplomat -poet Abhay K.'s seventh collection of poems titled "The Prophecy of Brasilia" was launched on Saturday at the Transpoetica poetry festival organized at Brasilia's National Museum.

6 Terrorists Killed as Forces Foil Infiltration bid in Jammu and Kashmir

Six suspected terrorists have been killed so far in Jammu and Kashmir's Keran Sector of Kupwara district after security forces on Sunday launched an operation to foil infiltration bid in the area.

Mass Movement Against Enforced Disappearances Grips Pakistan’s Sindh

A mass movement has gripped Pakistan's Sindh province as demand for an early release of missing persons has intensified.

Sharad Pawar Belittles Death Threats to PM Modi

The Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday trivialised the assassination threats to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying that the letter was being used to garner people's sympathy.

Sikhs in Peshawar Hold Anti-Pakistan Protests

The anger is simmering across the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as people have taken to streets, protesting against the Pakistan establishment in the wake of the murder of a Sikh activist Charanjeet Singh in Peshawar on May 29.

Russian Embassy Organises Diplomatic Football Tournament in Delhi

Ahead of the Fifa World Cup 2018, The Russian embassy on Sunday organised a football tournament for diplomatic community in Delhi.

British Musician Danny Kirwan Passes Away

Former guitarist of 'Fleetwood Mac' band, Danny Kirwan, has died at the age of 68.

Tennis ace Rafael Nadal to Face First Timer Thiem in Rolland Garros Finals

The city of Paris is set to witness history as Tennis ace Rafael Nadal is aiming to win his 11th Rolland Garros title when he faces off with fourth-seeded Dominic Thiem of Austria, who is looking forward to claim his first.

Locals Accuse Pakistan Army of Illegal Encroachment in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir

Locals of Kotli district of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) have accused Pakistani security forces of illegal encroachment.

Congress-JD(S) Alliance Intact, Says Shivakumar

Karnataka minister D. K. Shivakumar slammed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader BS Yeddyurappa over claims that some leaders from the Congress and Janata Dal (Secular) wish to join the BJP.

Kim Jong-un Meets Singapore PM Lee ahead of Trump-Kim Summit

In what was the first ever official engagement in Singapore, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un met Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong at The Istana (Prime Minister's House) here on Sunday, ahead of the historic summit between the former and US President Donald Trump.

3 out of 4 Infants die After Being put on one Oxygen Cylinder in...

In a sheer case of medical apathy, three out of four infants died after being put on one oxygen cylinder in Lucknow's King George's Medical University.

Xi Hosts Dinner for SCO Guests

Chinese President Xi Jinping hosted a dinner on Saturday evening to welcome world leaders and officials who gathered in the coastal city of Qingdao for the 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) summit.

Gramin Dak Sevaks’ pay Hike Will Improve Access to Financial Services, Says Sitharaman

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday said the increase in the wages of the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) will help improve access to financial services in remote regions.

It is a One-time Opportunity, Says Trump on Summit With Kim

United States President Donald Trump has expressed keenness about his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un while calling it a "one-time opportunity".

DRI Seizes Drones in Maharashtra

Nhava Sheva Regional Unit of Directorate of Revenue Intelligence on Saturday seized remotely piloted aircraft (drones) while they were being smuggled into India in a consignment of toys at Transindia Logistics Park Custom Freight station in Raigad.

Trump Calls Trudeau Weak for Criticising US Tariffs

United States President Donald Trump said Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is dishonest and weak for criticising his newly-imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum.

Congress MLAs not Happy After Cabinet Expansion, Says Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister

Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister G Parameshwara on Sunday said the Congress MLAs are not happy after the recent cabinet expansion.

Russia Requires Implementation of Minsk Agreements to Rejoin G7, Says Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday said Russia cannot return to the Group of Seven (G7) till there is a progress in the implementation of the Minsk Agreements on resolving the Ukrainian conflict.

Conflict With Centre Can not be an Excuse to not Work, Says Sheila Dikshit

Congress leader Sheila Dikshit on Sunday delivered a stern message to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, saying that conflict with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal or the Centre cannot be an excuse to not work.

G7 Summit Fails to Bridge gap as Trump Left Early

Leaders of seven advanced economies concluded their summit in Canada by signing a joint statement acknowledging the importance of mutually beneficial trade.

BJP Leaders Need Psychiatric Help, Says Anand Sharma

Congress leader Anand Sharma said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders need psychiatric help "if they think that India developed only after the party came to power at the Centre."

Pakistan, China to Strengthen Strategic Ties

Pakistan President Mamnoon Hussain, who is on a visit to China, held a bilateral meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday, where they discussed Pakistan-China bilateral relations and regional, global issues of mutual interest.

Andhra Chief Minister Promises to Build Legal City in Amaravati

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu on Saturday promised the legal community of the state to build a legal city in state capital Amaravati.

Baloch Liberation Army Brought Down Pakistan Military Copter

The Baloch Liberation Army has said its fighters have damaged the Pakistan army helicopter, which crashed near Quetta, in the mountain range of Sibbi Balochistan on Thursday.

11500 Cases of Drunk Driving Registered in Hyderabad

In spite of several awareness campaigns and special drives, Hyderabad has registered at least 11500 cases of drunk driving until May 31 this year.

Afghan Welcomes Taliban’s Ceasefire Announcement

The Afghan government has hailed ceasefire announcement made by the Taliban while saying that 'it welcomes any move to stop the bloodshed.'

26 Students From Anand Kumar’s Super-30 Clear JEE Advanced18

Twenty-six out of 30 students from Anand Kumar's 'Super 30' institute have qualified the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Joint Entrance Examination (JEE) Advanced this year, the result of which was declared earlier today.

2 Lynched in Assam

Amid outrage over the alleged lynching of two youths in Assam on suspicion of being child lifters, state's chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the police to investigate the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.

If I Am Killed BJP Would Be The Happiest, Jignesh Mevani Responds

Jignesh also added that the issue was raised at the Gujarat assembly. “We have already submitted a memorandum to the DGP and district collector. However, my security is not upgraded putting my life intentionally at risk. If I am killed BJP would be the happiest. This speaks volumes about their dubious intentions. All I have got to say is we will fight it out, “responded him.