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22 killed as suicide bomber strikes pop gig in Manchester

By   /  May 24, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on 22 killed as suicide bomber strikes pop gig in Manchester

Manchester, May 23 (IANS): At least 22 persons, including children, were killed when a suicide bomb blast tore through a crowd of fans leaving an Ariana Grande pop concert in the Manchester Arena, shocking the country and underlining the continued threat to European security. A 23-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the attack, […]

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Nagas in Arunachal seek Centre’s intervention to set up autonomous council

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on Nagas in Arunachal seek Centre’s intervention to set up autonomous council

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS): The Naga community in Arunachal Pradesh has urged the Centre to intervene in the long-delayed matter of granting autonomous council status to Tirap, Changlang and Longding (TCL) districts, so that these areas can see socio-economic development. Alleging that the Arunachal Pradesh government was denying the Nagas their genuine demand, the […]

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Modi says Africa a top priority, pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Modi says Africa a top priority, pitches for Asia-Africa growth corridor

Gandhinagar, May 23 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that Africa was a top priority for his government’s foreign and economic policy and pitched for an Asia-Africa Growth Corridor with the support of Japan. Modi, who officially inaugurated the 52nd Annual Meetings of the African Development bank (AfDB) at Mahatma Mandir here, said […]

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ED arrests CA of Lalu’s daughter Misa

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on ED arrests CA of Lalu’s daughter Misa

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS): The Enforcement Directorate on Tuesday said it has arrested the chartered accountant of RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s daughter Misa Bharti in connection with an alleged money laundering case, an official said. An ED official told IANS that chartered accountant Rajesh Agrawal was arrested on Monday from Delhi for his involvement […]

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Court seizes Tytler’s passport, directs CBI to take action

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Court seizes Tytler’s passport, directs CBI to take action

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS): A court here on Tuesday seized the passport of Congress leader Jagdish Tytler and directed the CBI to take action against him for giving false information that no criminal case is pending against him. Special Judge Bharat Parashar gave Tytler’s passport to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), asking the […]

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In Arunachal Pradesh, tribal taboos are conservation devices

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Top News  /  Comments Off on In Arunachal Pradesh, tribal taboos are conservation devices

Itanagar, May 23 (IANS): “My Naba (father) always says you can’t challenge nature. If you challenge nature, you are asking for trouble. When you see a river and think, it’s so low, I can easily cross it, the next time you need to cross the river, it will rise and swallow you; nature is always […]

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Delhi HC disallows CBSE to scrap moderation policy this year

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Delhi HC disallows CBSE to scrap moderation policy this year

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS): In a major relief to students who appeared for Classes 10 and 12 exams, the Delhi High Court on Tuesday directed the CBSE not to implement its decision to scrap its moderation policy this year. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Pratibha M. Singh noted […]

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Ariana Grande ‘broken’ after Manchester blast, suspends world tour

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Entertainment  /  Comments Off on Ariana Grande ‘broken’ after Manchester blast, suspends world tour

American singer Ariana Grande said she is “broken” after a suicide terror attack hit a stadium in Manchester just as her concert ended, killing 22 persons including children, and has suspended her world tour in its wake. A string of showbiz celebrities from across the world condemned the attack. Tmz.com quoted sources as saying that […]

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Controversial godman Chandraswami dead

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Controversial godman Chandraswami dead

New Delhi, May 23 (IANS): Controversial godman Chandraswami, who wielded considerable clout in the corridors of power here and some capitals abroad in the 80s and 90s, died here on Tuesday. Chandraswami, 66, had been ailing for sometime and had recently suffered a stroke that led to multi-organ failure, an Apollo Hospital statement said, announcing […]

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Amnesty frowns upon award to Major in ‘human shield’ incident

By   /  May 23, 2017  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Amnesty frowns upon award to Major in ‘human shield’ incident

Srinagar, May 23 (IANS): Rights watchdog Amnesty International said on Tuesday awarding a soldier who tied a Kashmiri man to jeep shows disdain for human rights. In a statement Amnesty International India Executive Director Aakar Patel said: “The Indian Army’s decision to present an award to a soldier suspected of having a man tied to […]

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