Protest rally in Bengaluru on Tuesday against Lankesh murder

A protest rally will be held in the city on Tuesday to protest against the killing of journalist-cum-activist Gauri Lankesh a week ago here, said an organiser on Monday. “Hundreds of activists, thinkers and writers from all over the country will participate in the protest rally, demonstration and a public meeting at Central College grounds,” …

Security Council poised to vote on weakened sanctions on N Korea

The Security Council was poised on Monday to vote on weakened sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear and missile programmes after a week of negotiations that pitted the US against China and Russia. When the Council meet later on Monday evening, all eyes will be on Moscow and Beijing, two veto-wielding members of …

Muslim groups take out rally to protest atrocities against Rohingyas

A few Muslim welfare organisations organised a rally here on Monday to demanding an end to the atrocities against the Rohingyas in Myanmar. The agitation brought the eastern metropolis to a standstill for approximately three hours. “Thousands of Rohingya Muslims including children have been killed by police in Mynamar. We are saddened by the incidents. …

Muslim groups take out rally to protest atrocities against Rohingyas

A few Muslim welfare organisations organised a rally here on Monday to demanding an end to the atrocities against the Rohingyas in Myanmar. The agitation brought the eastern metropolis to a standstill for approximately three hours. “Thousands of Rohingya Muslims including children have been killed by police in Mynamar. We are saddened by the incidents. …

Defence ties high on agenda during Belarusian President’s India visit (Lead)

India and Belarus are expected to ramp up their bilateral cooperation, including in defence and security, as the eastern European country’s President Alexander Lukashenko arrives on a two-day visit to New Delhi on Monday. The visit takes place in a year when Belarus and India are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic …

Defence ties high on agenda during Belarusian President’s India visit (Lead)

India and Belarus are expected to ramp up their bilateral cooperation, including in defence and security, as the eastern European country’s President Alexander Lukashenko arrives on a two-day visit to New Delhi on Monday. The visit takes place in a year when Belarus and India are celebrating the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic …

Jet plans to induct Harsh Mohan as Etihad’s nominee in its board

Airline major Jet Airways on Monday said that it plans to induct Harsh Mohan in its board as a nominee of its partner Etihad Airways. “Harsh has gained wide aviation experience and financial acumen from his past associations in the aviation field and is currently the Chief Group Support Services Officer at Etihad Aviation Group,” …

UN wants an extra 40,000 Mediterranean migrants to be relocated

The United Nations refugee agency on Monday called for an additional 40,000 resettlement places to be made available for refugees located in 15 priority African countries along the Central Mediterranean route. “The movement of refugees and migrants towards Europe continues to take a devastating toll on human life,” UNHCR said, “Since the beginning of the …

105 lawmakers have assets more than their known source of income, SC told

The Income Tax department on Monday informed the Supreme Court that there are 105 lawmakers in whose case the verification of declaration of assets have revealed discrepancies in their assets and their known sources of income. These lawmakers include seven Lok Sabha members and 98 members of state assemblies and their names came as the …

American zoo begin training Indian vets in modern animal care trends

In an attempt to train zoo vets in India with modern diagnosis and treatment techniques of wild animals in captivity, the Union Environment Ministry initiated a training programme here on Friday in collaboration with Smithsonian National Zoological Park (SNZP), Washington D.C. The nine day training programme “Capacity Building Of Indian Zoo Veterinarians On Animal Health …

India doesn’t have proper infrastructure for performing arts: Hema Malini

Veteran actress and BJP MP Hema Malini on Monday rued the lack of proper infrastructure for performing arts and said she had sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention in the matter. “We get huge shows but only a thousand people can be accommodated. We should have at least 4,000 to 5,000 people at one time …

CBI carries out searches at Electrosteel Castings offices

Electrosteel Steels on Monday said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has carried out search operations at corporate offices and other premises of its promoter company Electrosteel Castings (ESL) and residence of its Managing Director in a case of alleged irregularities in Jharkhand. The search operations were carried out by the agency last Saturday relating …

SC asks Allahabad HC to name two senior judicial officers as observers in Ayodhya

The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Chief Justice of the Allahabad High Court to appoint two senior judicial officers who would be observers for upkeep and maintenance of the disputed Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site at Ayodhya. Asking the Chief Justice to appoint two observers from the Additional District and Sessions Judges from amongst the six …

Legal hurdles cleared for Tuesday’s AIADMK General Council meeting (Lead)

A bench of Madras High Court on Monday late night did not stay the ruling AIADMK’s General Council meeting on Tuesday but said the decisions taken at the meeting are subject to its final decision. With legal hurdles crossed, the meeting of the AIADMK is all set to be held here to invalidate decisions taken …

E-cigarette liquids may up asthma, allergy risk: Study

Commonly sold e-cigarette liquids contain at least one substance classified as a health risk, such as those capable of causing asthma and allergy symptoms, researchers have found. The researchers analysed each sample to find out exactly which chemicals were present and in what quantities. Every liquid they tested contained at least one substance that has …

Bengal insulting federal structure by barring PM’s speech: Babul Supriyo

Union Minister Babul Supriyo on Monday accused the West Bengal government of “insulting” the federal structure and “hurting” the sentiments of the state’s people by refusing to direct state-run varsities to follow the UGC circular on viewing Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address. “Democracy is being murdered here. The Prime Minister’s speech is not allowed to …

Left criticises alleged police atrocities

Condemning police “brutalities” on their workers, West Bengal’s opposition Left Front on Monday threatened to stage protest rallies in various parts of the state. “Our workers were attacked by police when they were agitating for people’s rights,” West Bengal Left Front chairman and CPI-M politburo member Biman Bose said in a statement. “This has to …

Hit back at Trinamool’s ‘atrocities’, ultimate goal to win power in Bengal: Shah (Roundup)

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday asked party activists to give befitting reply to “atrocities” of West Bengal’s ruling Trinamool Congress’ atrocities and said the party would achieve its “ultimate goal” when it forms the government in the eastern state. Urging state Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and activists to keep working towards the growth and …

Disappointed over Baba Ramdev’s name missing from list: Digvijaya

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday said he was “disappointed” over the missing name of Baba Ramdev from a list of ‘fraud’ saints released a day earlier by a religious body. The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, an apex body of Hindu holy men, on Sunday released a list of 14 ‘babas’ it said were …

Disappointed over Baba Ramdev’s name missing from list: Digvijaya

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh on Monday said he was “disappointed” over the missing name of Baba Ramdev from a list of ‘fraud’ saints released a day earlier by a religious body. The Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, an apex body of Hindu holy men, on Sunday released a list of 14 ‘babas’ it said were …

Differently-abled children enjoy Lucknow Metro ride

A group of 18 differently-abled kids along with their teachers took a ride in the Lucknow Metro on Monday. They travelled from Charbagh Metro Station to Transport Nagar Metro Station. Chidren from the Drishti Samajik Sansthan — a non-government organisation working for the welfare and care of differently-abled children in Lucknow — appeared thrilled at …

400m runner Priyanka Panwar handed 8-year ban: Sources

Priyanka Panwar, a 2014 Asian Games women’s relay gold medallist, has been slapped an eight-year ban for failing a dope test for the second time, sources close to the development here said on Monday. Panwar had tested positive for the stimulant mephentermine during the Inter-State Athletics Championships held at Hyderabad from June 28 to July …

Panda Infra chief, engineer held over Odisha flyover collapse

An engineer and the chief of Panda Infra Projects Private Ltd were arrested on Monday in connection with the collapse of an under-construction flyover in the capital city of Odisha that left a man dead and 11 others injured. Pratap Panda, chief of Panda Infra, the company that had undertaken the construction work of Bomikhal …

Talking about Vivekananda not enough, Congress tells Modi

The Congress on Monday advised Prime Minister Narendra Modi to “not only preach” but also “practise in letter and spirit” what he says and accused his government of insulting the memory of Swami Vivekananda by acting “opposite” to his teachings. “The bottom line is that we expect the Prime Minister to not only preach but …

Chandigarh issues strict guidelines for schools; seeks compliance by Sep 30

Following last week’s murder of 7-year-old Pradyuman at the Ryan International School in Gurugram, authorities in Chandigarh on Monday issued fresh guideline to school managements and principals to ensure safety and security of students studying in these institutions. The educational institutions, be they government, government-aided or private-unaided, have been asked to report compliance by September …