• IPL 2016 crorepatis who continue to warm the bench

    The Indian Premier league has proven to be a boon for numerous young and talented cricketers to show off their talent on the big stage. The left handed all-rounder Irfan Pathan is one of those players who has been part of different IPL franchises over the years. In this edition he was picked up by Rising Pune Supergiants team for a sum amount of 1 Cr.

    The Indian Express
  • Six-month operation, 7-hr raid by team of 60: Police

    Raids to pick up the suspects from three separate locations in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh were conducted over seven hours by a team of 60 sleuths of Delhi Police Special Cell, said the sources. After getting an input Monday about an explosion in north east Delhi’s Gokalpuri, a team led by Special Cell DCP P S Kushwaha formed 12 teams. Another team had information on Shakir Ansari, who was nabbed from Deoband in western UP’s Saharanpur district.

    The Indian Express
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  • On first day in Kerala, migrant worker is tied up and left in the sun, dies

    A MIGRANT worker from Assam died after a mob allegedly tortured him and forced him to lie down on the road in the sweltering heat for hours, in Kottayam district on Wednesday. The four boarded a bus to Chingavanam in the district, but Behra reportedly got separated from his friends.

    The Indian Express
  • Parrikar's address on AgustaWestland row 'one of the best speeches': PM

    New Delhi, May 5 (ANI): Showering praise on Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar for his reply on the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal in the Rajya Sabha yesterday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the former rose above politics. In a tweet, Prime Minister Modi described the Defence Minister's address as 'one of the best speeches displaying best parliamentary traditions'. The much-awaited reply of Parrikar to the debate on the controversial AgustaWestland chopper deal was delivered yesterday amid ruckus in the Rajya Sabha, leading to a Congress walkout over its demand to set up a time-bound Supreme Court-monitored CBI inquiry into the alleged bribery scandal.

  • Mumbai woman dies after bedsheet catches fire

    According to police, Lalita Krishna Bombe was found engulfed in flames by her two sisters in their apartment. The incident took place around 4 am on Wednesday inside the bedroom where Lalita was sleeping alone with door unlocked. Around 2 pm, Lalita succumbed to her injuries.

    The Indian Express
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  • From Mumbai shanties to 18-storey building: 255 families from Dharavi move into new homes

    After living for over two decades in his claustrophobic Dharavi shanty, 32-year-old Babu Mandipla had a childish grin plastered on his face as he took in the big windows and easy ventilation of what was now his own house. The erstwhile Congress-NCP government had started the construction of this building before the 2014 polls to show some movement in the Rs 25,000-crore project during its reign. The authority is in charge of redeveloping Sector 5, the easiest of Dharavi’s five sectors, while the other four are to be revamped with private developers on a public-private partnership model.

    The Indian Express
  • Life on Mumbai local: My voice guides commuters clueless about their trains

    Sitting in the confined space of the ‘announcement room’ of Mumbai Central railway station, Neeta Manohar Tondwalkar provides a service to millions of Mumbaiites every day, but they almost don’t notice it. “Be it a signal failure, a welcome to passengers or any other railway announcement, I need to do it all. The Western Railway employee handles the early morning duty shift for announcements about long-distance trains arriving or leaving from Mumbai Central station.

    The Indian Express
  • DD vs RPS, IPL 2016: RPS beat DD by seven wickets at Kotla

    Delhi Daredevils, put in to bat, changed four key personnel and after a slow start, managed to finish on the high to set a target of 162. In defence, Delhi were on the backfoot with Ajinkya Rahane amassing runs. Imran Tahir, Amit Mishra clawed things back by sucking up runs but Mohammad Shami's spell of 3.1-0-50-0 hurt Delhi in the end.

    The Indian Express
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  • Dalit student rape: BJP taunts Rahul Gandhi, slams Kerala Govt.

    New Delhi, May.4 (ANI): Asserting that the brutal rape and murder of Dalit law student in Ernakulam has emerged as a stark reminder of the 'Nirbhaya' incident, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Meenakshi Lekhi on Wednesday took a dig at Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and said that he has time to visit other states but not Kerala. The young Dalit law student was at her house when such a heinous act took place. It has been six days and the government there has given no response," Lekhi told ANI.

  • Renegades may bring back Gayle despite 'don't blush' furore

    The Melbourne Renegades are considering bringing back Chris Gayle for another 'Big Bash' cricket tournament despite the furore the West Indies batsman caused by asking a reporter out on a date during a televised interview. Gayle was fined A$10,000 ($7,500) and slammed by Renegades' management in January after directing personal comments at Channel Ten reporter Mel McLaughlin. Victoria state and Renegades coach David Saker said that while Gayle's behaviour was wrong it would not factor into his recruiting decisions.

  • Mumbai cop wanted leave, sent brother to impersonate him at work

    A young commando was caught impersonating his older brother last month after he decided to skip work and attend a friend’s wedding. The Mumbai Police have initiated disciplinary action against both men. The attempted deception took place at the Police Training School in Marol on April 22, when the police recruitment drive was underway there between March 29 and May 2.

    The Indian Express
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  • Home Ministry replies to Vijay Mallya’s 3 questions

    On a day Rajya Sabha Chairman Hamid Ansari accepted the resignation of the beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya, the Home Ministry replied in the Upper House on Wednesday to three untarred questions. In one question, the Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka wanted to know whether the Karnataka government had referred on August 19, 2015, the Karnataka State Motor Vehicles (Special Provisions) Bill, 2015 for obtaining assent of the President of India, and by when the assent to the Bill would be communicated to the state government. In another question, Mallya wanted to know whether the Karnataka government had on August 17, 2015, referred to the Home Ministry the Karnataka Municipal Corporations (Amendment) Bill, 2015 for getting the assent of the President, and by when the assent would be communicated to the state.

    The Indian Express
  • Religious freedom: US report fails to understand India

    The government Tuesday said that the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report, which stated that religious tolerance has deteriorated in India in 2015, “failed to show proper understanding of India, its Constitution and society”. Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, “The government does not see locus-standi of a foreign entity like USCIRF to pronounce on the state of Indian citizens’ constitutionally protected rights”, and added that the government “takes no cognizance of the report”.

    The Indian Express
  • London may elect first Muslim mayor, opponent uses Modi card

    London, May 5 (IANS) With Pakistani-origin Sadiq Khan likely to become London's new mayor, his Conservative foe Zac Goldsmith is using Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name to woo Hindu and Sikh votes. The battle for London's mayorship has become the most high-profile contest. All indications are that Khan, 45, a former human rights lawyer and a Labour MP from Tooting since 2005, will emerge the winner.

    IANS India Private Limited
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  • BJP MP contradicts Home Minister, gives Congress reason to cheer

    Former home secretary R K Singh, BJP member from Arrah constituency of Bihar, caused a flutter in the Lok Sabha during Question Hour on Tuesday when he contradicted Home Minister Rajnath Singh. While the minister, who ranks second in the Cabinet, appeared unruffled by the MP’s remark, elated Congress members were seen welcoming his intervention. In the course of a discussion following a question by NCP’s Supriya Sule, Congress floor leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that the Union government had discontinued a housing scheme under which the Centre provided 75 per cent of the money for police modernisation, equipment and housing against 25 per cent by the states.

    The Indian Express
  • AgustaWestland scam: Top 5 quotes from Subramanian Swamy’s speech in RS

    BJP's Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday made his debut speech in the Parliament on Wednesday with a direct attack on Congress leaders on the AgustaWestland scam.

    The Indian Express
  • IPL: All eyes on Yuvraj as Sunrisers take on Lions

    Hyderabad, May 5 (IANS) All eyes will be on star all-rounder Yuvraj Singh when Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) take on struggling Gujarat Lions in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here on Friday. After losing two consecutive games to laggards Kings XI Punjab and Delhi Daredevils respectively, the Suresh Raina-led Gujarat franchise, which made a promising debut in the cash-rich tournament, would aim for a turnaround in fortunes.

    IANS India Private Limited
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  • Kerala rape, murder: Gehlot meets victim's mother, assures assistance

    Perumbavoor, May 5 (ANI): Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot met the mother of the 29-year-old law student, who was brutally raped and murdered on April 28, here on Thursday and assured all assistance from the Centre. "I have been instructed by the Upper House of Parliament to visit this place. Several members of the Rajya Sabha yesterday associated themselves with the Kerala student's barbaric rape and murder issue and demanded strict action against the culprits.

  • IPL 2016, KKR vs KXIP: KKR beat KXIP by 7 runs at Eden Gardens

    Kolkata Knight Riders moved to the top of the IPL 2016 points table after a seven-wicket win over Kings XI Punjab on Wednesday. After posting 164/3, KKR bowlers kept KXIP to 157/8.

    The Indian Express
  • PM Modi may visit mother of Dalit woman brutally murdered in Kerala

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is expected to touch down in Kerala today for the BJP's election campaign, may visit the mother of the Dalit woman, who was raped and murdered in Perumbavoor. The incident has sparked widespread outrage on the streets and social media where people questioned the slow pace of investigation.

    The Indian Express
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  • AgustaWestland debate in Rajya Sabha: ‘Birbal ka bamboo’ heard in House

    The Subramanian Swamy-Congress faceoff on AgustaWestland may have been the most awaited Wednesday, but it was Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and “Birbal’s bamboo” that brought curtains down on a more than five-hour discussion in Rajya Sabha. Parrikar started off with a popular Akbar-Birbal story about how Birbal caught a thief with the help of a bamboo stick. Of the 65 Congress MPs in the Upper House, about 48 were present during the debate.

    The Indian Express
  • Abha Singh demands setting up of SIT to probe AugustaWestland deal

    New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Women rights activist Abha Singh on Wednesday said the CBI has failed miserably in its probe into the AugustaWestland VVIP chopper deal and demanded the setting up of a Supreme Court monitored SIT to carry forward the investigation into the matter. "When there were leads, which said that S.P Tyagi and his relatives had got money in the AgustaWestland deal, why S.P Tyagi's custodial interrogation was not done? Singh further said it is necessary that SIT under the Supreme Court is set up to investigate into this case because the CBI has failed miserably "And regarding Rahul Gandhi's aide Kanishk Singh, if he has dealing with Emaar MGF then of course Kanishk's statement should be recorded and where this money has gone," said Singh.

  • Somaiya levels fresh charges, says Rahul Gandhi, Vadra have started new scheme

    New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Continuing his tirade against Rahul Gandhi with regard to the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirit Somaiya on Wednesday said the Congress vice-president and his brother-in-law Robert Vadra have started a new scheme, which takes a kick-back with the DLF. Rahul Gandhi and his brother- in- law Robert Vadra have started a new scheme, which takes a kick-back with the DLF," Somaiya told ANI.

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  • AgustaWestland: Dissatisfied Congress walks out of RS, seeks SC-monitored CBI probe

    New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Congress leaders staged a walkout from the Rajya Sabha after being dissatisfied with Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement on the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal on Wednesday evening. Emerging out of Parliament, leader of opposition in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad said all allegations levelled against our friends are baseless. "Two years on, they could not get a CBI inquiry finished neither they want it to finish.

  • AgustaWestland deal: Swamy corners Congress in RS

    New Delhi, May 4 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said the people, who lowered the specifications of height of choppers were not from the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), adding the Italian High Court's judgement clearly mentions the role of Congress leaders. Swamy, who was speaking in the Rajya Sabha, said the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has full right to interrogate the 'driving force' behind the VVIP chopper deal as mentioned in accused Michel's letter. Asking former prime minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to clarify as to whose orders did he follow, Swamy said, "There were businessmen, politicians and bureaucrats involved.