• Congress distances itself from Digvijaya's claim on Batla encounter

    New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): The Congress today distanced itself from party general secretary Digvijaya Singh's fresh claims on the 2008 Batla House encounter, saying it was not a fake encounter and, therefore, there was no need to sensationalise the same. Senior Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said the party's stand has always been very clear that it was not a fake encounter as ascertained by the Delhi High Court and the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) . "The stand of the Congress Party is very simple and clear.

  • ‘Sexist ploy’: DU Girls’ hostel residents – Students go to DCW against provost letter to parents

    After the provost of the Under Graduate Hostel for Girls of DU wrote to parents of students who protested against water crisis in their hostel last month, saying their act was a “violation of rules” and gave the hostel a “bad reputation”, the students Monday complained to the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW). The students submitted their demands to the DCW. It includes a call for removal of the provost, Rita Kakkar.

    The Indian Express
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  • MS Dhoni, the odd man out in team of five new faces

    A tour of Zimbabwe is a double-edged sword for Indian cricketers in the recent years. The seniors are usually in fatigue mode, the tour also often comes at end of a busy season, and if you don’t try out new faces against Zimbabwe, then when will you?

    The Indian Express
  • RCB vs GL: AB delivers when Virat Kohli doesn’t

    Synopsis: AB produces magic turnaround as Iqbal Abdulla turns back the clock for his skipper while Dhawal Kulkarni is left to be bridesmaid again. THE ONLY time AB de Villiers looked ruffled on Tuesday night was at the very end. For, when Yuzvendra Chahal and Sarfaraz Khan made a dash for the middle of the Chinnaswamy Stadium and leapt straight at de Villiers, knocking his helmet off in a whiplash motion, it was both funny and painful.

    The Indian Express
  • Mumbai: Woman stabbed to death, police hunt for killer

    MOMENTS after an assailant stabbed on her back Tuesday morning, Karishma Mane (23) walked about 100 feet to get the attention of passers-by. A salesgirl in Dadar’s Bhoomi Plaza, Mane was on her way to work when she was attacked less than 200 metres from her home in Suman Nagar. “At 9.57 am, Mane’s uncle called her on her cellphone but the call went unattended.

    The Indian Express
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  • Believers Church adds momentum to PM Modi's "Skill India" campaign

    New Delhi, May 24 (ANI-NewsVoir): With a mission to contribute towards Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "Skill India" Campaign, Believers Church has started imparting skill to underprivileged women across the country to help them earn their livelihood. The organization is providing free tailoring courses and sewing machines to women across India and trying to make them financially independent. An initiative of Dr. K.P. Yohannan, the project has already been initiated in various parts of the country.

  • BJP bid to march towards Mamata Banerjee’s residence foiled

    SENIOR BJP leaders, accompanied by hundreds of party workers, on Monday unsuccessfully tried to march towards Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee’s residence to protest against Sunday’s attack on party leader Roopa Ganguly — allegedly by Trinamool workers. The police were present in strength at Hazra crossing in Kolkata where BJP leaders, including party president Dilip Ghosh and his predecessor Rahul Sinha, held a rally before attempting to march towards Mamata’s residence nearby Kalighat.

    The Indian Express
  • For Shardul Thakur, whites at the end of tunnel

    IN those journeys in the crowded train from his home in Palghar to the city of Mumbai, a 110-km route that he would take every day to play cricket, the young pacer Shardul Thakur had always dreamed about playing for India one day. The call from Sandeep Patil, chairman of selectors, carrying the news of his selection for Indian team to West Indies came when he was in the train. It was a call Thakur have been waiting for quite sometime now.

    The Indian Express
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  • Dawood Ibrahim will be nabbed soon: Rajnath Singh

    New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that India's most wanted fugitive Dawood Ibrahim will be nabbed soon and brought to India. "Dawood will be nabbed soon. "All the relevant documents against Dawood have been given to Pakistan," he added.

  • Gangster Sandeep Gadoli ‘encounter’: Mumbai police seek warrants against 8 Gurgaon cops

    A MUMBAI Police Special Investigation Team (SIT) has sought arrest warrants against eight Gurgaon policemen in the alleged fake encounter killing of gangster Sandeep Gadoli in an Andheri hotel on February 7 this year. The initial FIR, filed by the Gurgaon police, accused Gadoli of attempt to murder. ACP Avdut Chavan, who heads the SIT, said the plea for arrest warrants was filed because the Kalina Forensic Sciences Laboratory has sought blood samples of the eight policemen before submitting a final report on the samples sent to them.

    The Indian Express
  • Dhadrianwale attack: Six more arrested, 3 from Mehta

    The Ludhiana police on Wednesday arrested six more persons in connection with the attack on the Sikh preacher Ranjit Singh Dhadrianwale last week. Among them, three are from Mehta in Amritsar, which is the headquarters of the Damdami Taksal dera of Harnam Singh Dhuma. Dhuma had, on Monday, said that Dhadrianwale was himself responsible for the attack for due to the alleged defamatory states made against Taksal and its chief.

    The Indian Express
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  • Uttar Pradesh cattle transporter’s murder is family’s mystery

    Phool Bano sits on a cot, huddled under a thick white chaddar in the scorching afternoon. A dupatta covering her face, she sobs inconsolably as children play around her in the courtyard that the joint family of 13 shares. “He had only gone to buy bulls for our family.

    The Indian Express
  • The Recruitment Plot: Wanted for al-Qaeda links, a Bengaluru doctor once deported from UK

    Deported from the UK in 2007 after his elder brother had carried out a suicide attack, now based in Saudia Arabia, a doctor once based in Bengaluru is among a dozen “missing” Indians accused of being part of a plot to establish the al-Qaeda in the subcontinent. The Delhi police special cell, which is investigating attempts to establish AQIS, the al-Qaeda’s Indian subcontinent wing, in India has named Dr Sabeel Ahmed and 11 others as missing accused. Delhi police released a media advertisement earlier this month.

    The Indian Express
  • Challenges for Jayalalithaa: Revenue losses and a strong Opposition

    On the day that Tamil Nadu went to the polls, AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa had two guests: first, the family of her advisor Sheela Balakrishnan to invite her to Sheela’s son’s wedding in early June and then the family of her other advisor Venkataraman to invite her home for his grandchild's first birthday in the last week of May. Jayalalithaa accepted both invitations "as the swearing in ceremony would be over by then." That was how sure she was of victory. The 2016 poll manifesto of Jayalalithaa raised many eyebrows as part of the state expenditure will now go towards unproductive sectors. For instance, one of the major promises that Jayalalithaa made was the 100 unit free power for households, in two month bill cycles.

    The Indian Express
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  • Nehra to undergo right knee surgery

    New Delhi, May 24 (ANI): Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra will undergo knee surgery to treat his high-grade tendon injury he had suffered during the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

  • Faiz Fazal’s path to success does not run through IPL

    According to Vidarbha Ranji team coach Paras Mhambrey, Faiz Fazal is a “nice guy” with a “great sense of humour”. Playing for Hetton Lyons in the North East Premier League at Durham at the moment, the "nice guy" never thought about getting an India call-up for the limited-overs series in Zimbabwe. Incidentally, he is the only uncapped player picked for the tour of Zimbabwe who does not have an IPL contract.

    The Indian Express
  • Opposing return of Kashmiri Pundits to their homeland is anti-national: Congress

    New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): Asserting that the exodus of Kashmiri pundits from Jammu and Kashmir is perhaps one of the saddest chapters in post independent history, the Congress on Wednesday said anybody opposing their return to the home soil is perhaps the greatest anti-national act possible. About 40,000 registered Kashmiri migrant families are living in Jammu, around 20,000 in Delhi-NCR and about 2,000 families are settled in other parts of the country.

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  • Canara Bank manager, three others get two years' jail

    New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): The Additional City Civil and Sessions Judge for cases pertaining to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Chennai, Tamil Nadu, has sentenced former Chief Manager at Guindy Branch of Canara Bank D. R. Naik to two years' of rigorous imprisonment (RI) with a fine of Rs. 1 lakh for cheating.

  • WB Congress leader signing affidavits to prove loyalty demeaning and hilarious: BJP

    New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday aimed potshots at the Congress for asking its newly elected MLA's in West Bengal to sign a written declaration on a stamp paper asserting that they would not leave the party. The BJP described this development in the grand old party as highly demeaning and hilarious. BJP leader Rahul Sinha told ANI that the Congress has succumbed to their own wrong doings and insecurities.