CBI summons Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi in IRCTC case

AMN The Central Bureau of Investigation, CBI has summoned former Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and his son Tejashwi in the alleged IRCTC hotels scam. Mr Yadav has been asked to appear on Monday and his son the next day for questioning by the agency. On 5th July, CBI has registered a … Continue reading CBI summons Lalu Prasad, Tejashwi in IRCTC case

Modi, Abe to lay foundation of Bullet train in India on Sept 14

  ANDALIB AKHTER / New Delhi India’s much awaited Bullet Train project will commence on September 14, when Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will jointly laid foundation of the venture at Ahmedabad in Gujarat. The rail link will be operation in 2023. The Mumbai-Ahmedabad high-speed railway project will come up … Continue reading Modi, Abe to lay foundation of Bullet train in India on Sept 14

Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister

Says, preparedness of Armed forces will be her priority AMN / NEW DELHI The country’s first full-time woman Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman has said, her priority will be the preparedness of the Armed forces. Talking to reporters after taking charge of the Ministry today, Mrs Sitharaman said it is important that the armed forces receive … Continue reading Nirmala Sitharaman takes charge as Defence Minister

TADA court gives death sentence to 2 in 1993 Mumbai blasts case

AMN / MUMBAI Two convicts of the 1993 Mumbai Bomb Blasts Case, Tahir Merchant and Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan have been awarded death sentence while gangster Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan sentenced for life. The fifth convict in the case Riyaz Siddiqi has been jailed for 10 years. The special court for Terrorist and Disruptive … Continue reading TADA court gives death sentence to 2 in 1993 Mumbai blasts case

5 dead, 7 injured in Mumbai fire

  Mumbai At least five people were killed, while seven were injured in a fire that broke out in an under-construction building in Juhu area of Mumbai. According to sources, the fire broke out last night on 13th floor of Prarthana building, near the Kishore Kumar Garden in Juhu. The incident occurred due to leakage … Continue reading 5 dead, 7 injured in Mumbai fire

PM Modi visits mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar in Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the grave of last Mughal Emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar here. “The Poet Emperor in exile. PM @narendramodi visits the grave of Bahadur Shah Zafar, the last Mughal Emperor, in Yangon,” MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar tweeted with a photograph showing Mr Modi offering floral tributes to the last … Continue reading PM Modi visits mausoleum of Bahadur Shah Zafar in Myanmar

Shaktipunj Express derails in UP: No casualty reported

Lucknow In an other train accident, seven coaches of Jabalpur-bound Shaktipunj express train derailed near Obra station in Sonebhadra district of Uttar Pradesh today. However, no casualty has been reported in the accident though some passengers received minor injures. ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar has confirmed about the incident. According to the railway officials, … Continue reading Shaktipunj Express derails in UP: No casualty reported

US to deploy 3,500 more troops to Afghanistan

WEB DESK Additional 3,500 troops to be deployed by the US in Afghanistan. With this the total number of soldiers stationed in the war-torn country would be 14,500. US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis has authorised the new deployment which is in line with President Donald Trump’s Afghan policy. This was stated by the Defence Department … Continue reading US to deploy 3,500 more troops to Afghanistan

NEWSPAPERS SCAN – SEP-07

NEWSPAPERS SCAN – SEP-07 The Supreme Court coming down heavily on cow vigilantism, Prime Minister’s Myanmar visit and outrage & protests over journalist Gauri Lankesh’s murder, receive prominent attention in today’s newspapers. “Post Cops to stop cow vigilantism, a Supreme Court orders states”, is the lead in the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer writes “SC orders … Continue reading NEWSPAPERS SCAN – SEP-07

Indian-American lawmakers denounce Trump for scrapping DACA programme

WEB DESK Indian-American lawmakers have criticised US President Donald Trump for scrapping an amnesty programme that granted work permits to immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children. Describing Trump’s action as a cruel and inhuman, five-Indian American lawmakers in separate statements announced that they will fight the US president’s decision. Democratic Senator, Kamala … Continue reading Indian-American lawmakers denounce Trump for scrapping DACA programme