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  • Gun-free schools are magnets for bad people, says Trump
    A "gun free" school is nothing but a "magnet" for mass shooters, President Donald Trump said Thursday, doubling down on a proposal to train and arm some teachers to keep US schools safe. "Highly trained, gun adept, teachers/coaches would solve the problem instantly, before police arrive. GREAT DETERRENT!" Trump tweeted. At a White House meeting late Wednesday with survivors of a shooting rampage at a Florida high school that killed 17 people, Trump...

  • Imran's ex-wife calls his marriage a 'political misadventure'
    Days after former Pakistani cricketer and chief of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan married for the third time, his former wife Reham Khan on Thursday called the marriage a 'political misadventure.' In an exclusive interview to WION from London, she said, "Imran has been blamed for certain miscalculations and wrong decisions in the party. And then he goes ahead and gets married. Politically it is not a very good advice. It sends...

  • Justin Trudeau Gets PM Modi's Bear Hug
    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was given a ceremonial reception at the Rashtrapati Bhawan in New Delhi on Friday morning, where he was received by President Ram Nath Kovind, PM Modi and members of the Union Cabinet. Trudeau, who is on a week-long visit to India arrived in New Delhi

  • Yeddyurappa Slams Rahul Gandhi
    Karnataka Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief BS Yeddyurappa on Wednesday took a jibe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi and called him a 'baccha' (kid). Yeddyurappa, who is the BJP chief ministerial candidate for the upcoming Karanataka Assembly elections, asserted that his party would win over 150 seats. "By bringing that 'baccha' (Rahul Gandhi) in Karnataka, we now know that we will win more than 150 seats here," Yeddyurappa said at a BJP social media...

  • PNB scam:Accused sent to police custody
    The CBI on Tuesday arrested Vipul Ambani and four other senior executives of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi companies.   Mumbai: A special CBI court on Wednesday sent all the arrested executives of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi companies including Vipul Ambani in the PNB fraud case, to police custody till March 5.   The CBI on Tuesday had arrested Vipul Ambani and four other senior executives of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi companies, on Tuesday, in the alleged PNB fraud...

  • Pakistan behind influx of people from Bangladesh into NE-Bipin Rawat
     A "planned" influx of people from Bangladesh into the Northeast is taking place as part of a proxy warfare by Pakistan with support from China with an aim to keep the area disturbed, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat today said. Referring to reports of increase in Muslim population in several districts of Assam, the Army Chief also talked about Badruddin Ajmal-led AIUDF (All India United Democratic Front) in the state, observing that its growth has been "faster"...

  • Pakistani Supreme Court disqualifies Nawaz Sharif to be PML-N chief
    Pakistan's Apex Court has ordered that former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif cannot serve as party head and should be removed. Nawaz was disqualified by an apex court in the Panama Papers case last year under Article 62 of the Constitution for failing to declare a receivable salary as an asset. While delivering verdict on the petitions challenging the controversial Elections Act 2017, a three-judge Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice of Pakistan (CJP) Mian Saqib Nisar stated that...

  • CCEA approves six rail projects worth over 11,000 Crore
    The Union Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Tuesday approved six projects at a cost of Rs 11,661 crore for new lines as well as doubling and electrification of tracks in Uttar Pradesh and three other states, an official statement said. The projects would cover 881 km of lines in Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Odisha. "The CCEA has approved doubling and electrification projects of the 425 km-long Jhansi-Manikpur and...

  • Jaitley says bank management did not utilise their authority to prevent fraud
    Breaking his silence on the Rs 11,300 crore PNB scam, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Tuesday blamed the bank's management and auditors for failing to detect the fraud and said the scamsters will be chased and measures will be put in place to prevent such scams. "When a society has invested so heavily in its banking system... Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) himself had announced that we want you to be autonomous. None of us is going to call you up and therefore take your own...

  • PNB Scam: Nirav Modi Official Vipul Ambani, 4 Others Arrested
    Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday arrested Vipul Ambani and four other senior executives of Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi companies in the Rs11, 400 crore PNB fraud case that continued for six years. Modi allegedly cheated the state-run bank by using fake bank "letters of understanding" (LoUs) to get loans. Most of the letters were sent to overseas offices of Indian banks, which made the actual loans, said Sunil Mehta, Punjab National Bank's managing...

  • Pakistan Cricket's Structure Needs Improvement: Shoaib Akhtar
    Pakistan’s former fast bowler Shoaib Akhtar is relishing the prospect of playing a role in improving the country’s cricket structure. After the Pakistan Cricket Board announced that chairman Najam Sethi had appointed Akhtar his advisor on cricket affairs and brand ambassador, the pacer said he would do his best. “I am really happy to be given this position because I have always wanted to do something for Pakistan cricket. We have great talent but a structure that...

  • PNB Fraud: Two Separate Pleas Filed In SC Seeking SIT Probe
    Two petitions were today filed in the Supreme Court seeking an SIT investigation into the over Rs 11,000 crore banking fraud, allegedly involving billionaire jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, and also for a probe into the role of top management of the Punjab National Bank (PNB). The petitions, filed by two Delhi-based lawyers, have also sought apex court's direction to the Centre to initiate process of deportation of Nirav Modi, who has allegedly gone out of India, and others...

  • Priya files plea over case registered against Adaar Love
    Priya Varrier files plea over case registered against 'Oru Adaar Love' Actor Priya Prakash Varrier on Monday filed a plea in the Supreme Court over the case registered against her film 'Oru Adaar Love' in Telangana. Earlier on February 16, the Raza Academy has penned a letter to Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Smriti Irani seeking a ban on internet sensation Varrier's song 'Manikya Malaraya Poovi' from her debut movie 'Oru Adaar...

  • Pakistan violates ceasefire in Poonch
    Pakistani troops today violated ceasefire by targeting forward villages and posts along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir's Poonch district, police said. The firing from small and heavy weapons from across the border in the Khari Karmara sector started around 1725 hours and continued for 15 minutes, a police official said. However, there was no report of casualty in the cross-border firing, the official said, adding that Indian troops also fired in...

  • Kamal Haasan Meets Rajinikanth Ahead Of Political Tour
    Ahead of his state-wide political tour, actor Kamal Haasan on Sunday met superstar Rajinikanth at his Poes Garden residence in Chennai. The meet came amidst fervent speculations over whether the two actor-turned-politicians will forge an alliance.   However, Haasan maintained that it was a "courtesy call" and not related to politics. "It's a courtesy call, not a political meeting. I came to inform him about my political tour. He wished me good...

  • 8 held for Kerala Youth Congress leader murder in Kannur
    Kerala police on Sunday arrested eight people in connection with the murder of a Youth Congress leader. Suhaib was hacked to death on Monday at Thyroor in the Kannur district of Kerala. When Suhaib was having tea at a nearby teashop at around 11:30 pm, some people came in a speeding van and hurled a bomb at him.   Later, the attackers brutally hacked Suhaib to death and fled from the spot. He was immediately brought to a city hospital in Kozhikkode where he was declared...

  • PNB fraud case: Enforcement Directorate raids enter third day, seizure value rises to Rs 5,674 crore
    Raids by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in connection with its money laundering probe against diamond czar Nirav Modi and others in the alleged Rs 11,400-crore bank fraud continued for the third day on Saturday with the agency saying it seized Rs 25 crore worth diamonds and jewellery, taking the total seizure value to Rs 5,674 crore.   “The ED conducted further searches at 21 locations across India in Nirav Modi case and seized diamonds, gold, precious stones/metals and...

  • India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan-Rajnath Singh
    Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan. Singh, who was here to attend a programme at Rohilkhand University, also said talks and terrorism cannot go hand in hand. "India is giving a befitting reply to the nefarious activities of Pakistan... Talks and terrorism cannot go on concurrently," he told newspersons. Replying to a question on withdrawal of cases against stone pelters in Kashmir, he said it...

  • Rahul Gandhi questioned Modi's and Jaitley’s silence on the Nirav Modi fraud case
    After chairing the first meeting of the party's Steering Committee, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley’s silence on the Nirav Modi fraud case. Gandhi also alleged that the scam in reality involved over Rs 22,000 crore, as against the Rs 11,400 crore value declared by agencies investigating the case. This Rs 22,000 Crore scam could not have been executed without a high level of protection....

  • Politicians are so insecure these days
    In a state where the line between cinema and politics has always been blurred, Tamil romantic hero Vijay has been no exception as far as political controversy is concerned. It has, however, usually been his father who has spoken on his behalf. Vijay’s own voice has rarely been heard, which is why many i the state have remain unconvinced by indications and allegations, over the years, that he might enter politics.       Vijay’s latest film, Mersel,...

  • PM hits out at Cong for failing poor on 'garibi hatao' slogan
    Varanasi, Sep 18 (PTI) Taking a swipe at the 'garibi hatao' campaign of Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said those who could not bring any real change in the lives of the poor or even open bank accounts for them during their five-decade rule were now questioning his government. The Prime Minister, on his first trip to his Lok Sabha constituency in over eight months, claimed poverty alleviation measures have lacked a proper direction and they are spoken about during...

  • Devotees take 'Shahi snan' at Kumbh?Mela ?
    ashik, Sep 18 (PTI) Amid heavy downpour, thousands of saints and devotees today took 'shahi snan' (royal bath) in the Ramkund here on the last auspicious day of the ongoing Kumbh Mela. Saints belonging to the three akhadas -- Nirmohi, Nirwani and Digambar -- arrived in a grand procession from Laxminarayan Temple in Tapovan area to the Ramkund pond on banks of river Godavari. They were seated in colourfully decorated vehicles and were sporting marigold garlands. Smeared with...

  • Dalmiya's condition stable
    Kolkata, Sept 18 (PTI) The condition of BCCI President Jagmohan Dalmiya improved today after a clot in his coronary artery was cleared during an angiography at a city hospital. Doctors attending on 75-year-old Dalmiya said, "Today he is clinically better with improvement in ECG. He is being monitored at the hospital with medication as per protocol." They said that he underwent a coronary angiography last night and a "clot was aspirated out to establish good flow in...

  • Magnitude-7.9 quake hits Nepal, causing big damage, injuries
    A strong magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley before noon today, causing extensive damage with toppled walls and collapsed buildings, officials said. Dozens of people with injuries were being brought to the main hospital in central Kathmandu. There was no immediate estimate on fatalities. Several buildings collapsed in the centre of the capital, including centuries-old temples, said resident Prachanda Sual. He said he...

  • Quake: PM speaks to Nepal Prez
    Reaching out to Nepal which has been struck by a strong magnitude quake, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today spoke to the country's President Ram Baran Yadav. "PM is trying to reach Nepal PM Shri Sushil Koirala, who is abroad. He has spoken to President of Nepal Shri Ram Baran Yadav," the PMO tweeted. A high-intensity quake shook Nepal's capital, causing extensive damage to buildings. Prime Minister has also taken report of the situation in districts of UP and...

  • Family of five killed in mishap
    Six persons, including a five member family from Chattisgarh, were killed on the spot when the car in they were travelling in collided with a lorry at Palladam in Tirupur district today, police said. Those killed included two women and a four-year-old child, besides the car driver, they said. Police said the family, hailing from Mahasamund in Chattisgarh were on their way to Udhagamandalam to attend a marriage on April 27. Since the family had a day to spare, they decided to...

  • Daredevils-RCB face off in search of winning momentum
    High on confidence after convincing victories in their previous games, both Delhi Daredevils and Royal Challengers Bangalore will seek the winning momentum when they face off in the Indian Premier League here tomorrow. Daredevils dispatched Mumbai Indians to end their nine-match losing streak at Kotla while RCB returned to winning ways with a nine-wicket thrashing of Rajasthan Royals in Ahmedabad last night. It will also be a homecoming for RCB skipper Virat Kohli, who is hoping...

  • Local court rejects Masarat Alam's bail plea
    A local court in Budgam today rejected the bail application of hardline Hurriyat Conference leader Masarat Alam Bhat. "The court has rejected the bail application of Bhat.The grounds on which the plea was rejected will be known when we get the detailed order copy," the Hurriyat leader's counsel Shabir Ahmad Bhat told PTI. The 45-year-old separatist leader, arrested last week on charges of waging war against the country and sedition, was booked under Public Safety Act...

  • Sensex extends losses, down over 103 pts in early trade
    Continued its losing streak for the fifth straight session, the benchmark BSE Sensex fell by another 103 points in early trade today on sustained selling by funds and retail investors coupled with weak corporate earnings figure. The 30-share index was trading down by 103.90 points, or 0.37 per cent, to 27,782.31 with stocks of healthcare, IT, teck, FMCG, auto and banking sectors leading the fall. The gauge had lost 1,158.23 points in the previous four sessions.

  • E-Samiksha launched to monitor rail projects online
    With an aim of monitoring implementation of various ongoing projects including Rail Budget proposals, railways today launched E-Samiksha, an online monitoring mechanism. It is a very good beginning and now each and every project implementation can be monitored on real-time basis, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said here after launching the system.

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