Gerrari Offroaders lead at JK Tyre Xtreme 4Play meet

Chandigarh’s Gerrari Offroaders took the early lead in the JK Tyre Xtreme 4Play, North India’s biggest off-roading competition, after Stage 2 here on Saturday. Veteran off-roaders Kabir Warcha and Gurmeet Singh Virdi finished the stage in 19 minutes, 41 seconds out of the allotted 25 minutes to jump ahead of the competition. They were ably …

Saiyami Kher ‘waiting’ for right Bollywood project

Actress Saiyami Kher, who made her Bollywood debut opposite Harshvardhan Kapoor in Rakesh Omprakash Mehra’s film “Mirzya”, says that she doesn’t have any Bollywood movie as yet and is waiting for right projects to work out soon. “Right now I am not working on anything as yet… still waiting and hoping for something to work …

Nine government hospital in Arunachal to become e-hospitals: Prasad

Nine existing government hospitals in Arunachal Pradesh would be upgraded into e-hospitals besides a full-fledged National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology (NIELIT) would come up here, Union Electronics and Information Technology Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad announced on Saturday. Prasad said 200 plus hospitals across the country have been turned into e-hospitals and assured central …

India will meet one Pakistani bullet with countless bullets: Rajnath

India wanted peaceful relations with Pakistan, but its forces have been told that if one bullet come from across the border, they should fire countless bullets to retaliate, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Saturday night. “I have given standing orders to our forces to shoot limitless bullets to retaliate a single fire …

Former Goa CM Kamat chargesheeted in another mining scam

A Goa Police SIT probing the Rs 35,000 crore illegal mining scam on Saturday filed a chargesheet against former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat and others in yet another case of illegally condoning a delay in renewing a mining lease. A spokesperson for the Special Investigation Team, which functions under the Crime Branch, said that statements …

Tata Trusts to open 17 cancer care centres in Assam from 2019

Tata Trusts will operate 17 cancer care centres in partnership with Assam government across 15 districts in the state from next year, at an investment of around Rs 2,000 crore, Tata Sons Chairman Natarajan Chandrasekaran said on Saturday. “Tata group has a long standing relation with Assam. Assam is very close to us. Our cancer …

ISL: Bengaluru inflict fourth successive defeat on hapless ATK with 2-0 win

Ten-man Bengaluru FC consolidated their place at the top of the table by inflicting a 2-0 defeat on reigning champions ATK, who saw their chances of making the playoffs virtually go up in smoke, in an Indian Super League (ISL) encounter at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan here on Saturday. Jordi Montel Figueras (3rd) scored …

India dismisses media report on Kulbhushan Jadhav

The Indian government on Saturday dismissed as “riddled with factual inaccuracies” a media report that suggested that Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national who was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on alleged espionage charges, might be a serving Indian naval officer. “The report is riddled with factual inaccuracies and presents a false story …

No violation, conflict of interest: Amarinder on land purchase

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday rejected any violation of the rules or conflict of interest in the land purchase done by him in Mohali district, adjoining Chandigarh. Accusing the opposition of unnecessarily creating a controversy to promote its vested political interests, the Chief Minister said that there was nothing illegal in the land …

DCW chief asks PM for death penalty to rapists of children

Expressing concern over increasing number of child rapes in Delhi, Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) Chairperson Swati Maliwal wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday seeking death penalty for those who rape minors. In her letter which comes after an eight-month-old girl was raped here last week, she demanded that “a system should be …

Pranaav-Sikki lose in India Open semis

Indias mixed doubles pair of Pranaav Jerry Chopra and N. Sikki Reddy lost in the semi-finals of the $350,000 India Open BWF World Tour Super 500 here on Saturday. The Indian eighth seeds fell 16-21, 19-21 against Danish fifth seeds Mathias Christiansen and Christinna Pedersen at the Siri Fort Sports Complex.

UP government biased against Muslims: Jamaat-e-Islami Hind

The Jamaat-e-Islami Hind (JIH) on Saturday accused the Uttar Pradesh government of bias against the minority communities after many Muslim youths were arrested in a case of violence in the BJP-ruled state’s Kasganj in which one person was killed. JIH Secretary General Muhammad Salim Engineer demanded a judicial probe into the incident, saying the Uttar …

Sushma, Javadekar give exam stress-busting tips to students at launch of PM’s book ‘Exam Warrior’

Exhorting students who are set to appear for their board and secondary school examinations this year, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Saturday suggested that they should not compete with others but with themselves and they need to learn from their mistakes. Sushma Swaraj was speaking here on the occasion of launch of a book …

Mamata hails U-19 India team for World Cup triumph (Lead)

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has congratulated the India Under-19 cricket team for winning the World Cup on Saturday. “Congratulations to the Indian team for winning the U-19 World Cup cricket. Keep winning. Specially proud of Ishan Porel for his performance in the semi final/final,” she said in a tweet. India overpowered Australia by …

U-19 WC: Porel played with injury, should skip Vijay Hazare, says coach (Lead)

Indian medium-pacer Ishan Porel played the final three knockout matches of the ICC U19 World Cup despite not having fully recovered from a foot injury, his coach Bibhash Das said on Saturday. “It’s was not exactly an ankle injury. He has a tear on the outstep of his left leg. It’s only because of the …