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Rekha comes out to help girls’ schools in Hema Malini’s constituency

MATHURA: BJP MP and actress Hema Malini has sought support of fellow Parliamentarians for developing girls schools in her constituency with her Bollywood contemporary Rekha even extending prompt assistance. Chief Development Officer Manish Kumar Verma said that the Mathura MP has always stressed on improvement of facilities for education and employment of girls whenever she […]

Four militants killed as Army foils three infiltrations bids

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NEW DELHI(ANI): Four militants were killed while trying to infiltrate from Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) as alert army troops foiled three bids by terrorists to enter into India in the wee hours on Thursday. The army, which has shored up its defences along the LoC, foiled three infiltration bids — two in Naugam sector and one in […]

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Congress VP Rahul hits out at PM Modi over surgical strike

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NEW DELHI: While Rahul Gandhi had lauded PM Modi for the surgical strike earlier, calling it ‘the first time he had acted as the PM of India’, he changed track and hit out at him in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. He said on the last day of his rally in poll-bound UP, “Aapne 2 cheeze […]

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Smriti Irani degree row: Patiala House Court asks EC to authenticate her certificates

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DELHI: The Patiala House Court asked the Election Commission to authenticate Smriti Irani’s certificates. The Court also said it adjourns the matter till 15 October. Earlier, Irani had given information about her educational qualifications in affidavits to the Election Commission to contest various elections. In June last year, a case was filed by freelance writer […]

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We carried out a 100% perfect surgical strike, says Manohar Parrikar amid demand for proof

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NEW DELHI(PTI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday said that the attack carried by the Indian Army across the Line of Control (LoC) on the terror launch pads was a 100% perfect surgical strike. Over the last few days, leaders of various political parties have demanded proof on the surgical strikes conducted by the security […]

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BCCI faces leadership crisis after SC orders implementation of Lodha reforms by Friday

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The influential Indian cricket board (BCCI) is facing a possible leadership crisis after the country’s Supreme Court demanded it accept sweeping changes by Friday. The BCCI finds itself on a sticky wicket after it agreed to implement only part of a raft of changes recommended by a court-appointed panel, which was set up last year […]

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Tourists to soon be greeted with a mud-covered Taj Mahal when restoration begins

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Hemendra Chaturvedi, Agra: More than a year since the Taj Mahal began sporting scaffoldings on its minarets, a mudpack on the famed monument of love to restore it to its ivory-white splendour will disappoint tourists over the next two seasons. Set to start from next fiscal, the cleaning works can turn out to be a […]

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Army’s surgical strikes 100% perfect, don’t need to give any proof: Parrikar

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Agencies, Agra/New Delhi: Defence minister Manohar Parrikar heaped praise on the Indian Army on Thursday, saying it carried out a “100% perfect surgical strike” on seven terror launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC). “Our nation carries the heart and courage to carry this task out. There are many people who are not loyal […]

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AFP, Washington: The White House on Wednesday accused Israel of a betrayal of trust, in an unusually sharp rebuke over its plans to build hundreds of new settlement homes deep in the West Bank. Days after President Barack Obama approved a $38 billion Israeli military aid package and attended former president Shimon Peres’s funeral in […]

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Rohit Vemula’s Dalit status not established: HRD panel

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PTI, New Delhi: Raising questions on Rohith Vemula’s Dalit status, a commission constituted by the HRD ministry after the Hyderabad university scholar’s death has said the material on record did not establish it and attributed his suicide to personal reasons. The Justice Roopanwal Commission, in its report, has given a clean chit to Union ministers […]

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