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India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan postponed to Nov.

By   /  August 23, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan postponed to Nov.

New Delhi, Aug. 22 (PTI): India’s Davis Cup tie against Pakistan was on Thursday postponed to November after an in-depth security review by the International Tennis Federation, which retained Islamabad as the venue despite the current “exceptional circumstances”.

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Vikram Rathour replaces Bangar as batting coach; Arun, Sridhar retained

By   /  August 23, 2019  /  Sports  /  Comments Off on Vikram Rathour replaces Bangar as batting coach; Arun, Sridhar retained

 Mumbai, Aug. 22 (PTI): Former opener Vikram Rathour will replace Sanjay Bangar as India’s new batting coach while Bharath Arun and R Sridhar were expectedly retained as bowling and fielding coaches respectively. The senior national selection committee headed by MSK Prasad on Thursday recommended three names each for all the support staff positions and the […]

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INX Media case: Chidambaram sent to 4-day CBI custody by court

By   /  August 22, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on INX Media case: Chidambaram sent to 4-day CBI custody by court

New Delhi, Aug. 22 (PTI): Congress leader P Chidambaram was on Thursday sent to four-day CBI custody by a Delhi court which said his custodial interrogation was justified in the INX Media corruption case. The court said Chidambaram will be in the CBI custody till August 26, during which the agency will get him medically […]

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Fast-track probe, trial of sexual crimes against minors—Shah

By   /  August 22, 2019  /  Nation, Top News  /  Comments Off on Fast-track probe, trial of sexual crimes against minors—Shah

Panaji, Aug. 22 (PTI): Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday asked state chief secretaries to device a mechanism to ensure that investigation and trial in sexual offences like rape against girls under the age of 12 are completed within two months of the crime. Shah was speaking at the 24th meeting of Western Zonal […]

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Raj Thackeray grilled by ED in money laundering case

By   /  August 22, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Raj Thackeray grilled by ED in money laundering case

Mumbai, Aug. 22 (PTI): MNS chief Raj Thackeray was on Thursday grilled by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a money laundering case, after he reached the agency’s office in south Mumbai with his family members in tow. The MNS leader reached the ED office at 11.25 am and walked out at 8.15 pm. He did […]

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Opposition parties stage stir, demand release of leaders detained in J&K

By   /  August 22, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Opposition parties stage stir, demand release of leaders detained in J&K

New Delhi, Aug. 22 (PTI): Opposition parties, including the Congress, the Trinamool Congress (TMC) and the DMK, staged a protest at Jantar Mantar here on Thursday, demanding release of the political leaders under detention in Jammu and Kashmir and restoration of normalcy there. Congress leader P Chidambaram’s son Karti also joined the protest. Chidambaram, a […]

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Netaji’s daughter wants PM’s help for DNA test to resolve mystery

By   /  August 22, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on Netaji’s daughter wants PM’s help for DNA test to resolve mystery

Kolkata, Aug. 22 (PTI): Amid a fresh row over Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s death, his daughter on Thursday sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s intervention for a DNA test of the ashes believed to be of the leader, and claimed “certain people” in the earlier governments never wanted the mystery to be solved. Anita Bose Pfaff […]

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Modi begins three-nation trip, says it will strengthen India’s foreign relations

By   /  August 22, 2019  /  Nation, World  /  Comments Off on Modi begins three-nation trip, says it will strengthen India’s foreign relations

New Delhi, Aug. 22 (PTI): Ahead of his visit to France, the UAE and Bahrain, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said the engagements will strengthen India’s relations with time-tested friends and help explore new areas of cooperation. Modi will visit the three countries from August 22 to 26. He will reach France on Thursday. […]

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BJP clocks 77 lakh membership in Bengal

By   /  August 22, 2019  /  Nation  /  Comments Off on BJP clocks 77 lakh membership in Bengal

Kolkata, Aug. 22 (PTI): Buoyed by its stupendous performance in the last Lok Sabha polls, the West Bengal BJP has clocked a record membership of 77 lakhs in the state, party leaders claimed Thursday. The Bengal BJP has surpassed the target set by the central leadership to enroll 60 lakhs members when the countrywide membership […]

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ISRO releases first Moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2

By   /  August 22, 2019  /  Science and Tech, Top News  /  Comments Off on ISRO releases first Moon image captured by Chandrayaan-2

Bengaluru, Aug. 22 (PTI): The first picture of Moon captured by India’s Chandrayaan-2 satellite, currently in the lunar orbit, was released by space agency ISRO on Thursday. The picture of Moon was taken by Chandrayaan-2’s LI4 Camera from an altitude of about 2,650 km from the lunar surface on August 21, the city-headquarters Indian Space […]

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