Two held for fatally shooting APMC security official

A 17-year-old youth and a young man have been arrested for fatally shooting an Assistant Security Officer of APMC (Agricultural Produce Market Committee) in north-west Delhi earlier this month, police said on Tuesday. Sumer Singh was found dead in the APMC complex in Azadpur in the early hours of September 13. Deputy Commissioner of Police …

Time to implement your well-meaning statements on Kashmir, government urged

A citizen group led by former Union Minister Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday urged the Central government to start the dialogue process with all stakeholders in Jammu and Kashmir to restore peace and normalcy as the “well-intentioned statements” by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Rajnath Singh have raised hopes. The statement signed by Sinha, …

BHU students protest in Delhi, demand VC’s ouster

Students of the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) staged a sit-in here on Tuesday demanding resignation of BHU Vice Chancellor G.C. Tripathi. Students from the Punjab University, Delhi University and the Jawaharlal Nehru University also joined the protest, along with other student group members. The protesters accused Tripathi of being anti-women, alleging that he did not …

GJM calls off shutdown in Darjeeling hills after Rajnath’s appeal (Lead)

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of its indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, and that the situation would return to normalcy from 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to them to call off the over three month-long strike and …

GJM calls off shutdown in Darjeeling hills after Rajnath’s appeal (Lead)

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of its indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, and that the situation would return to normalcy from 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to them to call off the over three month-long strike and …

Bengaluru: NCC cadet drowns as friends click selfies nearby (Lead)

A trekking expedition by a 25-member National Cadet Corps (NCC) team ended in a tragedy as one of them drowned, even as his colleagues were busy clicking selfies on the edge of a pond at Kanakapura near here, police said on Tuesday. “The tragic incident occurred on Sunday when the cadets were visiting Ramagondlu ‘betta’ …

GJM calls off shutdown in Darjeeling hills after Rajnath’s appeal (Lead)

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of its indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, and that the situation would return to normalcy from 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to them to call off the over three month-long strike and …

Shameful that Patel’s statue being made in China: Rahul

Mocking the Narendra Modi government’s “Make in India” programme, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said it was “shameful” that Sardar Patel’s iconic statue in the state was being made in China. “Sardar Patel’s statue is also being made in China. It is written `Made in China’ behind it. This is shameful,” Gandhi said …

GJM calls off shutdown in Darjeeling hills after Rajnath’s appeal (Lead)

The Gorkha Janmukti Morcha (GJM) on Tuesday announced the withdrawal of its indefinite shutdown in the northern West Bengal hills, and that the situation would return to normalcy from 6 a.m. on Wednesday. The announcement came hours after Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh appealed to them to call off the over three month-long strike and …

ED begins probe against Iqbal Kaskar (Lead)

The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday said it has started an investigation against underworld don Dawood Ibrahim’s brother Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar, and three others for extortion and illegal transfer of property. “ED begins investigation against Kaskar, Israr Z. Saiyyad, Mumtaz A. Shaikh and others for extortion and illegal transfer of property,” an ED official said here. …

NCC cadet drowns as friends busy posing for selfie near Bengaluru

A trekking expedition by a 25-member National Cadet Corps (NCC) team ended in a tragedy as one of them drowned, even as his colleagues clicked a selfie on the edge of a pond at Kanakapura near Bengaluru, police said on Tuesday. “The tragic incident occurred when the cadets went to Ramagondlu betta (hill) in the …

Duleep Trophy Final: Gohil, Sundar put India Red in driver’s seat

The India Red spin duo of Vijay Gohil and Washington Sundar shared five wickets between them to restrict India Blue to 185/5 at the end of the second day of the Duleep Trophy final at the Ekana International Cricket Stadium here on Tuesday. Gohil (3/65) and Sundar (2/55) scalped five wickets in unison to break …

Two-member committee formed to probe shuttler’s death

A two-member committee was on Tuesday formed to probe 18-year old shuttler Niharendu Mallick who died last week. The committee will have Olympian Gurbux Singh and lawyer Ushanath Banerjee. Mallick collapsed while playing at the SAI eastern region badminton courts on September 23. He was immediately taken to the hospital where he was declared dead. …

Modi invites French firms to benefit from investment opportunities

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday invited French companies to take advantage of the improving business climate and growing investment opportunities in India. Modi, who met Pierre Gattaz, President of MEDEF (Mouvement des Entreprises de France), the largest employer federation of France, recalled his visit to France in April 2015 during which he interacted with …

Honeypreet continues to elude embarrassed Haryana Police (Second Lead)

Embarrassed by the fact that fugitive Honeypreet, a close aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, had emerged in Delhi and sought anticipatory transit bail from the Delhi High Court, the Haryana Police on Tuesday conducted raids in and around Delhi. Haryana Police sources said one raid was carried out …

Report blames BHU administration for violence, opposition demands VC’s sacking (Lead)

A report by the Varanasi Commissioner on the violence in the BHU, submitted on Tuesday, has blamed the varsity administration for Saturday’s violence and baton-charge on protesting students. The opposition subsequently demanded the Vice Chancellor be sacked. In his report sent to Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, Varanasi Commissioner Nitin Gokarn has said that Banaras Hindu …

Honeypreet continues to elude embarrassed Haryana Police (Second Lead)

Embarrassed by the fact that fugitive Honeypreet, a close aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, had emerged in Delhi and sought anticipatory transit bail from the Delhi High Court, the Haryana Police on Tuesday conducted raids in and around Delhi. Haryana Police sources said one raid was carried out …

Report blames BHU administration for violence, opposition demands VC’s sacking (Lead)

A report by the Varanasi Commissioner on the violence in the BHU, submitted on Tuesday, has blamed the varsity administration for Saturday’s violence and baton-charge on protesting students. The opposition subsequently demanded the Vice Chancellor be sacked. In his report sent to Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, Varanasi Commissioner Nitin Gokarn has said that Banaras Hindu …

Tamil Thalaivas edge past Gujarat Fortunegiants in PKL-5

Captain Ajay Thakur produced a remarkable performance in the last five minutes as Tamil Thalaivas pulled off a miraculous victory to beat Gujarat Fortunegiants 35-34 in the fifth edition of the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL) at the Thyagaraj Sports Complex here on Tuesday. Till the last couple of minutes, Thalaivas didn’t look like winning the …

Divyang Sarathi mobile app for disabled launched

Minister for Social, Justice and Empowerment Thaawarchand Gehlot on Tuesday launched the beta version of Divyang Sarathi mobile application, aiming to provide all relevant information pertaining to persons with disabilities. The app would also have every information on acts, rules, regulations and guidelines, schemes, information about the various outreach institutions, employment opportunities, and the disability …

Honeypreet continues to elude embarrassed Haryana Police (Second Lead)

Embarrassed by the fact that fugitive Honeypreet, a close aide of jailed Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, had emerged in Delhi and sought anticipatory transit bail from the Delhi High Court, the Haryana Police on Tuesday conducted raids in and around Delhi. Haryana Police sources said one raid was carried out …

Report blames BHU administration for violence, opposition demands VC’s sacking (Lead)

A report by the Varanasi Commissioner on the violence in the BHU, submitted on Tuesday, has blamed the varsity administration for Saturday’s violence and baton-charge on protesting students. The opposition subsequently demanded the Vice Chancellor be sacked. In his report sent to Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, Varanasi Commissioner Nitin Gokarn has said that Banaras Hindu …

Report blames BHU administration for violence, opposition demands VC’s sacking (Lead)

A report by the Varanasi Commissioner on the violence in the BHU, submitted on Tuesday, has blamed the varsity administration for Saturday’s violence and baton-charge on protesting students. The opposition subsequently demanded the Vice Chancellor be sacked. In his report sent to Chief Secretary Rajiv Kumar, Varanasi Commissioner Nitin Gokarn has said that Banaras Hindu …

Karunanidhi is fine: Stalin

DMK President M. Karunanidhi is doing well, his son and party leader M.K. Stalin said here on Tuesday. Stalin spoke to the media after calling on Karunanidhi amid rumours that the former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s health had deteriorated. Several DMK leaders including General Secretary K. Anbazhagan and former Minister Arcot N. Veerasamy visited Karunanidhi …

Puri assures J&K of support in urban sector

Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday assured the government and people of Jammu and Kashmir of priority consideration and all possible assistance in all matters of urban development. The assurance came here at a meeting between Puri and state Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, where they discussed progress and implementation …

Guwahati set to host South Asian Boxing Championship in December (Lead)

The Boxing Federation of India (BFI) on Tuesday unveiled its 2017-18 calendar which includes the prestigious South Asian Championship to be held in Guwahati from December 6-10. This is the first time India will host the South Asian Championship, which will see a potential blockbuster clash against arch-rivals Pakistan besides other SAARC countries — Afghanistan, …