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Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam, Aparna Sen and others who wrote open letter to PM Modi booked for sedition

An FIR was lodged here on Thursday against nearly 50 celebrities, including Ramchandra Guha, Mani Ratnam and Aparna Sen, who had written an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi raising concern over the growing incidents of mob lynching, police ...

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Gandhi’s mortal remains stolen, ‘Anti-National’ scribbled on poster in MP museum

Rewa: An FIR was registered against unidentified persons for allegedly writing “anti-national” before Mahatma Gandhi’s name on a poster in a museum in Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district. The incident took place on the day the country was celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th ...

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DD Asst Director in Chennai suspended for not live telecasting PM Modi’s speech at IIT

Prasar Bharati, India’s public broadcaster service that includes Doordarshan, has initiated disciplinary proceedings against R Vasumathi, an Assistant Director of Programme in Chennai. This because she failed to telecast live on DD Podhigai a speech by Prime Minister Narendra Modi ...

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Men with Tiger and Bull masks rob crores from Tamil Nadu jewellery store

Trichy: Two men wearing tiger and bull masks robbed jewels worth several crores from a popular jewellery showroom in Tamil Nadu’s Tiruchirappalli. The masked robbers stole nearly 800 jewels weighing about 30 kg after gaining entry into the Lalithaa jewellery ...

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KBC contestant, who won Rs 1 crore, made election commission’s ambassador

Amravati: Babita Tade, who won Rs 1 crore on quiz show ‘Kaun Banega Crorepati’, has been appointed as the Amravati district ambassador for the Election Commission’s SVEEP programme ahead of the Maharashtra Assembly polls, an official said. The Systematic Voters’ ...

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Bihar floods: ‘What happened in America?’ asks an enraged Nitish Kumar after media questions him

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday lost his temper with reporters when questioned about the incessant rain and floods in his state, ANI reported. The Janata Dal (United) leader was talking to the press after a survey of the ...

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15 kg RDX found inside a bus near Jammu bus stand

Security forces have foiled a major terrorist attack in Jammu on Tuesday by recovering RDX from a bus parked near the bus stand in the city. Sources told the Media that 15 kg RDX have been recovered by the security forces ...

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UP police asked to identify and deport Bangladeshis, other ‘Foreigners’

Lucknow: The police in Uttar Pradesh have been asked to identify Bangladeshis and “other foreigners” so they can be deported, in what many see as its version of the Assam NRC. The move is “very important” for the state’s internal ...

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People from Bihar come to Delhi on Rs 500 ticket, go back after using medical facilities worth lakhs: Kejriwal

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stoked a controversy on Monday when he said that people from outside Delhi are coming to the national capital and availing free healthcare benefits which are meant for residents of Delhi. He singled out ...

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Nearly 600 prisoners to walk free on Gandhi Jayanthi

Several hundred prisoners, convicted of offences other than murder, rape and corruption, will be released from jails across India on October 2 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, officials said on Sunday. The number could be nearly ...

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Hyderabad: Bajrang Dal asks garba, dandiya organisers to use Aadhaar checks to keep non-Hindus out

The Bajrang Dal group on Saturday asked organisers of traditional garba and dandiya events in Hyderabad to conduct mandatory checks of Aadhaar cards of those participating in the festivities, PTI reported. In an open letter to the organisers, the Hindutva ...

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Govt bans onion exports with immediate effect as prices stay elevated

New Delhi: The government has banned export of onions with immediate effect to check spiraling prices which touched ₹70- ₹80 per kg in the open market. The ban covers all varieties of onions. The Directorate General of Foreign Trade under ...

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Modi-Xi Jinping meet in Mahabalipuram: Plastic ban, roads repaired, security beefed

As you enter the small temple town of Mamallapuram (also known as Mahabalipuram) on the coast of Tamil Nadu, one notices a palpable change in the air. For the next few weeks, Mamallapuram will no longer be the sleepy surfer ...

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SC sets up 5-judge Constitution Bench to hear pleas challenging Centre’s move on Article 370

A five-judge Bench led by Justice N.V. Ramana is learnt to have been formed to start hearing from October 1 petitions challenging the Centre’s move render Article 370 inoperative that stripped Jammu and Kashmir people of their special privileges, which ...

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