- UP CM blames Delhi for Agra's woes(22:14)
Agra, Sep 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday blamed the Delhi government for dragging its feet on Yamuna cleaning.
- Court rejects Rajeev Kumar's anticipatory bail plea(22:04)
Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) In a fresh setback for senior IPS officer Rajeev Kumar, who is being hunted by the CBI in connection with the Saradha ponzi scam probe, a district and sessions court on Saturday rejected his anticipatory bail plea.
- Why SIT booked Chinmayanand under 376C, not 376 (IANS EXCLUSIVE)(21:28)
Shahjahanpur, Sep 21 (IANS) It was only after careful deliberation that the Special Investigation Team, probing sexual assault allegations against UP BJP leader Chinmayanand, decided to charge him under section 376C (sexual intercourse by a person in authority) of the IPC instead of section 376 amounting to rape.
- Oil deals on cards during PM Modi's US visit(20:34)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With political uncertainty becoming contagious in the Gulf and Middle East, India is looking at the US for its energy security and some of the deals could be on the cards involving PSU petroleum and natural gas (P&NG) majors like ONGC and Indian Oil during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit.
- ED attaches 3 chimpanzees, 4 marmosets worth Rs 81 lakh(20:10)
New Delhi/Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) In a first-of-its-kind action, the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday said it has attached three chimpanzees and four marmosets (small tropical American monkeys) in a money laundering case valued at Rs 81 lakh.
- Panghal loses to Zoirov in final of World C'ships, bags silver(19:52)
Ekaterinburg (Russia), Sep 21 (IANS) Uzbekistan's Shakhobidin Zoirov beat India's Amit Panghal 5:0 by unanimous decision in the final of the 52-kg category of the World Championships on Saturday. Panghal had to be satisfied with a silver for what was undoubtedly an impressive show at the Worlds.
- Thackeray should become CM: Farmers' leader(19:42)
Nagpur/Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) It is high time for Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray to take the political plunge and take over the state's reins as the next Chief Minister, a prominent farm activist said on Saturday.
- Kashmir in focus as Imran leaves for UNGA(19:12)
Islamabad, Sep 21 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday left for New York on a week-long visit to attend the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session during which he is to make Kashmir the focus of his address and interactions.
- PM's Houston visit: India, US to deepen energy cooperation(18:52)
Houston (Texas), Sep 21 (IANS) India and the US are set to deepen their bilateral energy cooperation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi choosing Houston for his first stop, and the mega 'Howdy Modi' event that will see US President Donald Trump also attend in a rare gesture.
- 'Gratification of lust' cost M'rashtra magistrate his job(17:50)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Falling for "gratification of lust" proved costly for a magistrate from Maharashtra, as the Supreme Court, unmoved by his pleas for leniency, upheld his dismissal from service citing "lacunae" in the purity of his character.
- Houston gears up to welcome PM Modi in 3-hour show(16:16)
Houston (Texas), Sep 21 (IANS) Preparations are in full swing for Sunday's mega 'Howdy Modi' event at the massive NRG stadium here that will see 50,000 enthusiastic Indian diaspora members greet Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he takes the stage, with US President Donald Trump joining him in a rare gesture.
- Big B's dig at Sonakshi Sinha over 'KBC' gaffe(15:36)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Megastar Amitabh Bachchan trolled actress Sonakshi Sinha for struggling to give the right answer to a question on the "Ramayan" during an episode of "Kaun Banega Crorepati", the popular quiz show he hosts.
- Kashmiri Pandits seek govt nod to visit J&K, meet leaders(15:30)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A group of Kashmiri Pandits have written to the government seeking its permission to visit Jammu and Kashmir and meet the political and religious leaders as well as civil society activists there to promote peace and amity in the Valley.
- Politics heats up in BJP-ruled Haryana(15:14)
Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Politics in BJP-ruled Haryana is set to heat up with the Election Commission on Saturday sounding the poll bugle. The state will go to the polls in a single phase for its 90 Assembly seats on October 21. The results will be declared on October 24.
- Video gives new twist to dowry case against ex-judge, son(15:04)
Hyderabad, Sep 21 (IANS) A clip of the CCTV footage of a retired Hyderabad High Court judge, his wife and son allegedly manhandling their daughter-in-law has gone viral on the social media, giving a new twist to the six-month-old dowry harassment case.
- Lawsuit against Modi in US, separatist Sikhs to protest(14:44)
Houston/Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) With separatist Sikh groups and Pakistanis planning to hold protests in Houston, and two US-based Kashmiri activists having filed a federal lawsuit accusing Prime Minister Narendra Modi of rights violations in Kashmir, New Delhi is known to be in touch with Washington over the Prime Minister's security.
- Kohli & boys' security paramount: ACU chief (Lead)(14:36)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) With the first game in Dharamsala on September 15 washed off, the Indian and South Africa team arrived in Mohali on September 16 only to realise that there was no security arrangement made for the players by Chandigarh Police -- due to non-payment of dues. While the team hotel provided for security for the teams on the first day, the police were back in charge on the second day. But Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) chief Ajit Singh has warned hosting associations against any security lapse -- on and off the field.
- Farmers marching towards Delhi stopped at UP border(14:26)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Heavy police deployment and barricading on the border near Ghazipur prevented thousands of farmers from marching into Delhi on Saturday demanding loan waiver, settlement of dues for sugarcane crop and pension.
- Maharashtra geared up for Assembly polls(14:13)
Mumbai, Sep 21 (IANS) Maharashtra is all geared up for the much-awaited Assembly elections, the schedule for which was announced by Chief Election Commissioner Sunil Arora in New Delhi on Saturday.
- After Pala, Kerala prepares for Assembly bypolls to 5 seats(14:04)
Thiruvananthapuram, Sep 21 (IANS) Bypolls to Vatiyoorkavu, Ernakulam, Konni, Aroor and Manjeswaram Assembly constituencies in Kerala will be held on October 21, the Election Commission announced on Saturday. The state's Pala Assembly constituency is going for a bypoll on Monday.
- Chandrayaan-2 mission achieved 98% success: ISRO chief(12:34)
Bhubaneswar, Sep 21 (IANS) Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chairman K. Sivan on Saturday said Chandrayaan-2 mission has achieved 98 per cent of its objectives, while they are yet to establish any communication with lander 'Vikram'.
- Woman shot dead in Delhi(11:12)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) A 52-year-old woman was shot dead here on Saturday by bike-borne miscreants.
- NRAI slams Zomato for extending 'Gold' programme to delivery(11:06)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) on Saturday slammed Zomato for extending its "Gold" programme on its delivery platform, saying it is a desperate attempt by the online food aggregator to shore up the sinking fortunes of its flagship Gold programme.
- Congress appoints ex-journalist as spokesperson(10:38)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday appointed Supriya Shrinate, a former Delhi-based journalist and daughter of late Uttar Pradesh MP Harsh Vardhan, as the party spokesperson.
- Honeytrap has many leaders and bureaucrats in trouble(08:26)
Indore, Sep 21 (IANS) The high-profile honeytrap case that could embarrass several bureaucrats, politicians and other officials of the state government is likely to echo in the media for some time to come. The case exposed on Thursday has baffled the authorities for the ease with which some women could breach the security cordons around several VVIPs in the state.
- Centre-State showdown over traffic fines, matter reaches AG(08:18)
New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) The issue of hefty fines imposed on traffic violations under the new Motor Vehicle (MV) Act has snowballed into a major showdown between state governments and the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MORTH). The disagreement over the fines between state governments and MORTH has now reached the office of Attorney General K.K. Venugopal, the Centre's chief legal advisor.
- CRPF to retain VIP security; MHA's 2017 order in limbo(21:04)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) An order issued two years ago with then Home Minister Rajnath Singh's consent is almost on the verge of being "withdrawn" by incumbent Amit Shah who seems averse to hand over CRPFs VIP security responsibilities to the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
- Mirwaiz Farooq signed bond to secure his release(19:44)
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) Senior separatist leader and Hurriyat Conference Chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq is among the detained leaders who have furnished a bond to the authorities to seek their release.
- IAF 'accepts' Rafale, formal hand-over on Dussehra(20:36)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) received the first multi-role combat aircraft Rafale from its manufacturer Dassault Aviation in France on Thursday, defence sources said on Friday.
- Heavy rains lash Houston ahead of Modi visit(23:08)
Houston (Texas), Sep 20 (IANS) Heavy rains lashed Houston ahead of the 'Howdy Modi' mega diaspora event on Sunday that will see Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi address a crowd of over 50,000 people, and also be attended by US President Donald Trump.
- Tax cuts may impact fiscal deficit, capex: Economists(18:40)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As the exuberance of stock market and corporates over the tax cuts settles downs, economists and experts on Friday warned of fiscal slippages due to such reduction that may impact fiscal deficit, capital expenditures and cause higher borrowings.
- India met its objectives in Balakot air strikes: Dhanoa(22:22)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa said on Friday that the Indian Air Force (IAF) achieved its objective of sending across a stern message to terrorist organisations in Pakistan through the Balakot air strikes in February.
- Mehbooba's daughter asks govt for info on J&K detainees(21:40)
Srinagar, Sep 20 (IANS) The daughter of PDP leader and former J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti has written to the government, on behalf of her mother, seeking information on the number of people detained since the August 5 abrogation of special status and also on those lodged in jails outside the state.
- US Fed official defends larger cut after divided vote(21:04)
Washington, Sep 21 (IANS) James Bullard, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, continued to demand a larger cut in interest rates, after voting against the US Fed's decision to lower rates by 25 basis points earlier this week.
- US visit will present India as global leader: Modi(20:54)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) As he embarks on a week-long visit to the US, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday voiced confidence that his visit would present India as a vibrant land of opportunities, a reliable partner and a global leader, and also help impart new energy to bilateral ties with the US.
- Tech companies hail corporate tax cut(19:22)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Tech firms, including handset makers and IT companies, on Friday hailed the government's announcement to slash corporate tax for domestic companies among other measures.
- Corporate tax relief to spur growth, create jobs: India Inc(19:14)
Bengaluru, Sep 20 (IANS) The series of tax reliefs Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced in New Delhi on Friday would revive the economy, boost investment, spur growth and create jobs, said India Inc honchos across the sectors.
- Used frustration of last Olympics to motivate myself: Vinesh(18:58)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Vinesh Phogat won a bronze at the World Championships earlier this month and sealed a spot for herself at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It is a far cry from a time when she wondered if she would ever be able to participate at the Olympics ever again.
- SC seeks report from J&K HC on child detention allegations (Lead)(18:52)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Jammu and Kashmir High Court's Juvenile Justice Committee to a file resport on a petition challenging the illegal detention of children in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since August 5, when the Centre abrogated Article 370 that granted special status to the erstwhile state.
- JU row: Students, political activists hit the streets(18:28)
Kolkata, Sep 20 (IANS) Political temperatures shot up in the metropolis on Friday as political activists and students hit the streets, a day after Union Minister Babul Supriyo was heckled and assaulted by radical Left students in Jadavpur University for hours, following which ABVP workers went on a rampage and vandalised a students union room.
- Govt conspiracy to defame Chidambaram, Congress: Ramesh(17:52)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Defending party colleague and former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the INX Media case, Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Friday alleged that the cases against him are political vendetta.
- Chinmayanand arrested, neither ties nor tricks helped (IANS Exclusive)(16:54)
Shahjahanpur, Sep 20 (IANS) Neither his close ties with the Uttar Pradesh ruling establishment nor his attempts to play the victim could save Swami Chinmayanand alias Krishna Pal Singh, former Union minister and heavyweight BJP leader, who was arrested on Friday morning from his Mumukshu Ashram here by the Special Investigating Team (SIT).
- India Inc. double cheers govt's Rs 1.45L cr stimulus(16:54)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) India Inc. on Friday double cheered the government's Rs 1,45,000 crore stimulus, which includes slashing corporate tax to 22 per cent for domestic companies, lower tax of 15 per cent for new manufacturing firms and measures to boost the capital market.
- Directions of SC were being misinterpreted: BCCI state official(16:52)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With the Supreme Court on Friday allowing the Tamil Nadu State Cricket Association to hold elections to elect its office bearers, state bodies across the country have welcomed the move and once again pointed that their claim that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) were misinterpreting the order of the SC has been proved right.
- Markets give thundering response to 'mother of all measures'(16:46)
Mumbai, Sep 20 (IANS) Indian markets responded most positively on Friday to the corporate tax cut announced by government, more than it has done recently to measures announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the past few weeks to revive the economy.
- Panghal creates history, Kaushik wins bronze at Worlds(16:46)
Ekaterinburg (Russia), Sep 20 (IANS) Amit Panghal on Friday became the first male Indian boxer to qualify for the final of a World Boxing Championships. Panghal beat Kazakhstan's Saken Bibbisinov by split decision in the flyweight (48-52kg) semi-final to seal a spot in the gold medal match where he will face Uzbekistans Shakhobidin Zoirov.
- Tax sops to boost stock market for Modi's US trip: Rahul(16:42)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday took a swipe at the tax incentives announced by the Centre, saying it was aimed to push up the stock market ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US tour when he is expected to meet many foreign investors.
- Delhi court allows CBI to quiz Christian Michel(16:32)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) A Delhi Court on Friday allowed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to question the alleged middlemen in the AgustaWestland deal, Christian Michel, in connection with the CBI case relating to the kickbacks allegedly involved.
- 2-child norm essential for the country: Jitin Prasad(16:28)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Anticipating the BJP's move on population control,the Congress has also jumped into the debate, as the Congress Working Committee member Jitin Prasad has said that for all-around development of the country population control is needed.
- Modi hails FM, says corporate tax cut to attract investment(16:00)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) Praising Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's announcement of rationalisation of corporate tax for domestic companies, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that the step would help attract private investments from across the globe besides creating jobs.
- Yechury accuses Modi govt of crony capitalism, calls it a 'circus'(15:40)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday hit out at the Narendra Modi government's economic policies and termed its decision to invest money from the state-owned Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) to bail out loss-making public sector companies as "another pathway to loot people".
- 3 youth held for extortion call to Chinmayanand(15:04)
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) that arrested senior BJP leader Chinmayanand earlier in the day on charges of rape and blackmail of a law student has now arrested two cousins and a male friend of the alleged rape victim.
- With no buyback tax, plans of a dozen firms may revive(14:44)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) About a dozen companies, including technology major Infosys, which have active buyback programmes would benefit from the government's decision to not levy 20 per cent buyback tax imposed in this year's Budget.
- SC allows TN Cricket Association to hold polls on Sept 28 (Lead)(14:10)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Tamil Nadu State Cricket Association to hold elections to elect its office bearers. A bench comprising Justice S.A. Bobde and L. Nageswara Rao said that the election results will be subject to the final orders. The court also observed that the state cricket body can hold the elections, but it will not announce the results.
- CSR fund can now be tapped for research and development: FM(13:42)
Panaji, Sep 20 (IANS) In a bid to boost research and technology, corporate houses can now fund state-backed incubators which specialise in science, technology, engineering and medicine, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Friday.
- Keep it simple: Learnings from Vikram's crash(13:42)
Chennai, Sep 20 (IANS) Keep the technology simple; freeze the mission profile and don't change it till the last moment; carry out the simulation tests to the maximum possible level -- these are some of the learnings from the crash landing of India's moon lander Vikram, said a former official of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO).
- Chinmayanand sent to 14-day judicial custody (2nd Lead)(12:58)
Shahjahanpur (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 20 (IANS) Former Union Minister and senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Chinmayanand was arrested from his Mumuksha Ashram here on Friday by the Special Investigating Team (SIT) probing rape charges against him.
- SC seeks report from J&K HC on alleged detention of children(12:44)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday issued a notice to the Juvenile Justice Committee of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court on a petition challenging the illegal detention of children in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) since August 5, when the Centre abrogated Article 370 that granted a special status to the erstwhile state.
- SC allows TN Cricket Association to hold elections on Sept 28(12:28)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday allowed the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association to hold elections to elect its office bearers on September 28. The apex court observed that the state cricket body has not fully adopted the new constitution of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), but it can certainly hold elections.
- Modi to convey India's vision via unprecedented level of diplomacy at UN(11:56)
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his team of ministers will swoop through the United Nations next week in a whirlwind of unprecedented high global diplomacy, as he will articulate his vision of India's place in the world, said India's Permanent Representative at the UN Syed Akbaruddin.
- Retailers offer deep discounts to clear piled up inventory(11:28)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The festival season discount is back, but what would cheer the shoppers more this time are the sharper discounts offered by retailers across categories -- from kitchenware and electronic items to apparels -- to clear off the inventory.
- They may stoop low, we soar high: Akbaruddin on countering Pak(11:06)
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) "They may stoop low, we soar high," will be New Delhi's strategy to counter Pakistan's propaganda at the UN General Assembly's high-level meetings next week, India's Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin has said.
- 1984 riots SIT yet to record statement of witnesses (IANS Special)(09:54)
Kanpur, Sep 20 (IANS) The Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed in February 2019 to reinvestigate the anti-Sikh riots cases that took place in Kanpur in 1984 after the assassination of then prime minister Indira Gandhi, has not yet recorded the statement of a single witness.
- On dharna since 1996, man made to call off protest(09:38)
Muzaffarnagar, Sep 20 (IANS) A man, who had been on a dharna here since the past 24 years to protest against land sharks who had encroached government-owned land in his village, was made to call off his protest on Thursday.
- Stringent orders in UP: No govt ration if one fails to pay electricity bills (IANS Exclusive)(08:20)
Lucknow, Sep 20 (IANS) Stringent orders of District Magistrate (DM) in several districts of Uttar Pradesh have virtually robbed local residents of their basic civil rights. An unprecedented order of DM, Jaunpur on Wednesday says that no application relating to any welfare scheme of government including distribution of subsidised ration, would be entertained, if the resident has not paid his/her electricity bill.
- Auto value chain data sold to pvt parties in breach of privacy (IANS Exclusive)(08:18)
New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) With data privacy now becoming hot button, breaches too are common place. However, when the government itself decides to wilfully use data to generate revenue, then questions of propriety are raised for this is proprietary data with the right to it and ownership of it vested with the individual.
- Guterres likely to raise Kashmir at UNGA discussions (Lead)(01:16)
United Nations, Sep 20 (IANS) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will use the opportunity of bilateral discussions with various leaders during the General Assembly discussions to raise the Kashmir issue, his Spokesperson Stephane Dujarric said on Thursday.
- Trump hints at key announcement at 'Howdy Modi' rally(20:16)
New York, Sep 19 (IANS) US President Donald Trump has held out the possibility of making a significant announcement when he addresses the "Howdy Modi" rally with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday in Houston.