Wanted doctor leading ‘Fantastic 4’ gang arrested

A doctor, heading the “Fantastic Four” gang involved in numerous cases lodged in various states, has been arrested, police said on Saturday. Deputy Commissioner of Police, West, Vijay Kumar said that Manish, who headed the gang, was apprehended after a brief gunfight with police at Smile Dental Clinic, F block Mansarover Garden in west Delhi …

Karnataka politics, oil prices to exert pressure on rupee: Experts

The prospects of a non-BJP government in Karnataka, along with persistently high global crude oil prices are expected to further weaken the Indian rupee, say experts. “Developments in Karnataka is not going to have any lasting adverse impact on the rupee bit come Monday, but there is a risk of a knee-jerk sell-off in the …

BJP loses Karnataka as CM Yeddyurappa quits before trust vote (Intro Roundup)

In an anti-climax to the hectic political developments since the split verdict in May 12 Karanataka Assembly polls, the BJP lost power in Karnataka as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned on Saturday before the trust vote, as he did not have the numbers to prove his majority. His resignation paved the way for formation of …

IPL: KKR bowlers keep runs in check as Sunrisers post 172/9

Shikhar Dhawan cracked a fifty but Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) bowlers pulled things back in the middle overs to restrict table-toppers Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) to 172/9 in 20 overs in a crunch Indian Premier League (IPL) game at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Saturday. Electing to bat, in-form Dhawan (50 from 39 balls; …

Kumaraswamy invited to form government in Karnataka (Second Lead)

Karnataka Governor Vajubhai R Vala on Saturday invited Janata-Dal-Secular’s legislative party leader H.D. Kumaraswamy to form the next government in the state, following the resignation of BJP’s B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of his trust vote. “The Governor has invited me to form the next government as the leader of the JD-S legislative party with the support …

Congress government protecting sugar mill owners: Akali Dal

The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) on Saturday said that the Amarinder Singh-led Congress government in Punjab was protecting the owners of a sugar mill, who were close to the ruling dispensation, even after discharge from the mill had left thousands of fish dead and contaminated water in Beas river. Condemning the massive damage to the …

Murder accused Bihar sharpshooter arrested in Delhi

A 36-year-old murder case accused and sharpshooter from Bihar has been arrested in the national capital, police said on Saturday. The accused, Wazir Ahmed, who operated with gangsters in Gopalganj of Bihar, had been wanted since 2015 in connection with a sensational daylight murder of senior advocate in the state, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Southeast) …

Buffon bids farewell to Juventus in 2-1 win over Hellas Verona

Juventus’ iconic Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon played his last game with the Serie A champions on Saturday, defeating the already relegated Hellas Verona 2-1. Buffon, 40, announced on Thursday that he is to leave the club after 17 years, and during the match, fans held a giant photo of him with the Scudetto shield awarded …

Svitolina beats Kontaveit, to defend Italian Open title in final

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina, the Italian Open’s defending champion, on Saturday defeated Estonia’s Anett Kontaveit 6-4, 6-3 to advance to the final. Svitolina, world No. 4, took one hour and 14 minutes to beat Kontaveit, world No. 26, reports Efe. The Ukrainian player, champion this year in Dubai, reached the semifinal after beating Croatia’s …

Controversy over sexist Argentine manual put to rest: World Cup organisers

The CEO of the Local Organising Committee for the 2018 World Cup in Russia said that the Argentine football federation (AFA) had apologised for a sexist chapter included in a manual given out to players, staff and journalists and that the controversy had been put to rest. Alexei Sorokin made the remarks when asked during …

Need for transparency in appointment of judges: Ravi Shankar Prasad

Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday said that there was “need for transparency” in the appointment of judges and the “autonomy of the judiciary should be respected”. Replying to questions at the daylong India TV Conclave on ‘Four years of Modi government’, Prasad said that there was unanimity among political parties on the …

Odisha seeks flexibility in Central government schemes

The Odisha government on Saturday requested the NITI Ayog for flexibility in implememtimg the various central government schemes. “We have requested for granting flexibility in the various schemes. The state government does not have the flexibility for any change required for easy implementation,” said Chief Secretary A.P. Padhi after holding a meeting with NITI Ayog …

Drugs Controller to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy

The Drugs Controller General of India plans to come out with vaccine specific regulatory policy and a manual for regulatory requirements for commercialization of new drug and on how to conduct clinical trials in India, it was announced on Saturday. S. Eswara Reddy, Drugs Controller General of India, Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation said that …

Modi is corruption, hope BJP learnt lessons from Karnataka: Rahul (Second Lead)

In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi following the resignation of Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa ahead of the trust vote, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday termed him “corruption” and that Modi, BJP chief Amit Shah and the RSS considered no institution “worthy of respect”. Addressing the media here shortly after Yeddyurappa’s …

SC time limit on Dhingra Commission report ends in 10 days: Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Saturday that the Supreme Court’s time limit of two months to the Punjab and Haryana High Court to make public the report of Justice Dhingra Commission will be over in the next ten days. “Thereafter, the court would take a decision and make the report public,” Khattar …

Needed to strengthen middle order in coming IPL seasons: Kohli

A dejected Virat Kohli vowed to come back with a stronger middle order in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season after his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was shown the door from the ongoing edition with a 30-run loss to Rajasthan Royals here on Saturday. Bangalore’s 12 points from 14 games wasn’t enough to propel …

Needed to strengthen middle order in coming IPL seasons: Kohli

A dejected Virat Kohli vowed to come back with a stronger middle order in the next Indian Premier League (IPL) season after his Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was shown the door from the ongoing edition with a 30-run loss to Rajasthan Royals here on Saturday. Bangalore’s 12 points from 14 games wasn’t enough to propel …