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Saudi Arabia Announced First day of Ramazan will be on Saturday

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
The first day of Ramazan will be on Saturday, May 27. Saudi Arabia announced that the first day of Ramazan in the country will be on Saturday, May 27. The Saudi Arabia Supreme Court announced that Friday May 26 will complete the month of Sha’baan and that the first day of Ramadan will be on Saturday May 27.

Maharashtra Municipal Corporation Election Results: Congress emerges largest party in Bhiwandi, Malegaon; BJP sweeps Panvel

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
Mumbai: Congress party emerged as single largest party in Bhiwandi and Malegaon Municipal Corporation election, whereas Bharatiya Janata Party is set to win the 78 member Panvel Municipal Corporation. Where the polls were conducted for the first time. Polling for the Panvel, Bhiwandi and Malegaon Municipal Corporation was held on May 24. While Congress retained its hold in Bhiwandi and Malegaon civic bodies, the BJP is heading for a big win in Panvel Municipal Corporation. The election to these three municipal bodies was held against the backdrop of BJP’s sterling performance in the recently held polls to the 13 municipal corporations, 25 Zilla Parishads and 210 Municipal Council and Nagar Panchayat. Congress won the Bhiwandi Municipal Corporation election with a decisive mandate, winning

At least 91 killed in mudslides, floods due to heavy rains in Sri lanka

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
Colombo: Sri Lanka’s government said the death toll from floods and mudslides that have lashed the island in the last 24 hours has risen to 91. Nearly 8,000 people were driven out of their homes in the southwestern region of Kalutara, one of the worst affected, according to the DMC. Home Affairs Minister Vajira Abeywardana told reporters Friday that the adverse weather conditions in southern and western parts of the island could still worsen in the next 72 hours. The rains were the most destructive this year. The National Building Research Organisation (NBRO) alerted the public to be vigilant on possible landslides in mountainous areas in Galle, Kegalle, Ratnapura, Kalutara, Matara and Hambanthota districts, Colombo Page reported. Heavy rains have lashed several parts of the country

Rupee strengthens against dollar

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Friday strengthened for the third consecutive sessions against the US dollar in the opening trade. The rupee opened at 64.56 a dollar. The rupee was trading at 64.55, up 0.12% from its Thursday’s close of 64.62.

Saharanpur violence: BJP’s politics of ‘Shamshan and Kabristaan’ responsible for the clash, Akhilesh Yadav to Yogi Govt

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
Slamming Yogi Adityanath government over the Saharanpur communal clashes that led to 2 deaths and dozen others injured, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday cited Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) pitch of ‘Diwali and Ramzaan’ during the assembly elections as the root cause of the outbreak of violence in the state. Speaking to the media people, Akhilesh said that BJP during their recently concluded poll campaign in UP played the politics of dividing communities over the festivals of Diwali and Ramzaan; Shamshan and Kabristaan. “What else can you expect from BJP? What we can expect from the one who had divided the Indian festivals Diwali and Ramzaan over electricity, Shamshan and Kabristaan during their election campaign in the state,” said Akhilesh. Samajwadi Party

After skipping Sonia’s meet, Nitish to attend lunch hosted by Modi tomorrow

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar is likely to attend a lunch to be hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, which is scheduled to be to held on Saturday in the national capital, in the honour of Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. Interestingly, Nitish on Friday missed the lunch organised by Congress President Sonia Gandhi, which was attended by JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav. Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth will pay a two-day visit to India beginning today. The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) said the Mauritius Prime Minister will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Modi. This would be Jugnauth’s first abroad visit after taking over as the Prime Minister from his father, Anerood Jugnauth in January. Shortly after landing, the Mauritius Prime Minister

Advani, Uma Bharti & M M Joshi Asked To Appear In Court In Babri Masjid Case On May 30

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: A special CBI court today directed BJP stalwarts L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti to appear before it on May 30 for charges against the Babri Masjid demolition case. The apex court had on April 19 directed that Advani (89), Joshi (83), Bharti (58) and other accused in the case would be prosecuted for serious offence of criminal conspiracy | Source: PTI In light of the Supreme Court’s order to restore the serious offence of criminal conspiracy against them, special CBI judge S K Yadav also asked three other BJP leaders — Vinay Katiyar, Sadhvi Ritambara and Vishnu Hari Dalmia to present themselves before the court in person on that day. He said no application for adjournment or exemption shall be entertained. The court which is hearing two separate cases, has already

President Mukherjee presents the Dr. Ambedkar National Awards

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: President  presented the Dr. Ambedkar National Awards for outstanding contribution to the promotion of social understanding and for the upliftment of weaker sections of the society for the years 2011, 2012 and 2014 on Friday in New Delhi. Speaking on the occasion, the President congratulated the winners of Dr. Ambedkar National Awards. He said that we deeply appreciate and value the works done by Professor S K Thorat, a well known scholar, ‘Samta Sainik Dal’ a non-political organization founded by Dr. Ambedkar, ‘Amar Sewa Sangam’ an institution working in the field of empowering differently abled persons and Babu Lal Nirmal, a social activist from Rajasthan. All of them have done tremendous work in furthering the vision of Bharat Ratna, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, which was to create

PM Modi condoles demise of KPS Gill

Written by | May 26, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: KPS Gill will be remembered for his service to our nation in the fields of policing and security. Pained by his demise. My condolences, the Prime Minister said. Former Punjab DGP KPSGill pased away on Friday. He was 82. According to reports, he died at a hospital in Delhi. In his career, the top cop had served twice as the DGP of Punjab. He was credited with having brought the Punjab insurgency under control. Gill retired from the Indian Police Service in 1995. Gill had served as consultant on counter-terrorism, president of the Institute for Conflict Management and president of the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF). He received a Padma Shri award, India’s fourth-highest civilian honour, in 1989 for his work in the civil service.

Nokia 3310 to go on sale in India from May 18, priced at Rs 3310

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
The revamped version of the phone was officially announced at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) held at Barcelona in late February. The iconic Nokia 3310 is arriving in India in another two days that too at a “recommended best buy price” of Rs 3310, confirmed HMD Global, a Finish firm who now owns the rights to market Nokia brand, in a statement. The phone will hit the Indian shelves from Thursday, May 18 in top stores across the country. The revamped version of the phone was officially announced at the Mobile World Conference (MWC) held at Barcelona in late February, stealing the show from all smartphone vendors. To recall, the new 3310 qualifies as a “feature phone”. Unlike the smartphone which is capable of providing 3G/4G connectivity, Nokia 3310 relies on 2.5G connectivity and

Rupee trades changed against US dollar

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
Mumbai: The Indian rupee on Tuesday was trading little changed against the US dollar in mid day trading sessions. At 2pm, the rupee was trading at 64.08 a dollar, down 0.02% from its Monday’s close of 64.06. The rupee opened at 64.06 a dollar.

Sanjay Dutt to start drugs rehab centers all across India

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
Sanjay Dutt’s life has never been easy. Right before the release of his debut film, he lost his mother Nargis to Cancer. This got him addicted to drugs. Later, with the help of his family and rehab, he got rid of it. Unlike other celebs, he has never swayed away from the stories of his drug addiction. In fact, he has been vocal about it and has always refrained people from getting into it. Extending this cause, Dutt has now decided to start drugs rehab centers all across the country. As per the sources, Dutt was quoted saying, “I could opt for (expensive de-addiction) treatment and rehab in America because my family could afford it. Not everyone can.” Therefore, he attempts to avail the de-addiction service at affordable cost. He has appealed the government to grant him permission for

More trouble for Lalu; IT raids 22 locations in Delhi, Gurugram over Rs 1,000-cr land deals

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: It’s a huge embarrassment for Nitish Kumar government in Bihar! Income Tax on Tuesday launched raids at multiple companies linked to Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Lalu Prasad Yadav, according to a report. The I-T today launched searches at 22 locations in Delhi and Gurugram on companies and people associated with Lalu Yadav, in connection with charges of benami land deals worth 1,000 crore. The raids come after the BJP accused the RJD chief, his MP-daughter Misa Bharti and his two sons, both Bihar government ministers, of being involved in corrupt land deals worth over Rs 1,000 crore. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad last week alleged that Lalu’s official residence was the address of the owners of the firms allegedly floated by his family members. He urged the Election

Prime Minister Modi meets Palestine President

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: President of the State of Palestine Mahmoud Abbas being received by the President Pranab Mukherjee and the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at the Ceremonial Reception, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on May 16, 2017. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday met Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas here ahead of India-Palestine delegation-level talks. “A relationship marked by solidarity & friendship. PM @narendramodi meets President Mahmoud Abbas at Hyderabad House in New Delhi,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay tweeted. Earlier in the day, Abbas was accorded a ceremonial welcome at the Rashtrapati Bhavan here following which he paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi at Rajghat. External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj called on the visiting dignitary and discussed

Manmohan govt was a ‘cash and carry’ regime: BJP

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: BJP leader GVL Narsimha Rao said it time for the Congress Party to ‘own up’ to these omissions and commissions, adding that they cannot get away by giving political replies. ” Karti had been under scanner for a very long time. Because when his father was the Union finance minister, a large number of cases involving money laundering, involving some kind of favoritism and consideration received for FIPB clearances, these all were available, it shows that Manmohan Singh’s government in which Mr. Chidambaram was the finance minister was a ‘cash and carry’ government. Where money was looted in every possible manner,” Rao said. He further said if there is anyone who has ever misused the CBI it was Chidambaram and his Congress government. “Chidambaram

China is well aware of corruption in CPEC: Asif Ali Zardari

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
Peshawar: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) co-chairman and former president Asif Ali Zardari has said China is well aware of the level of corruption in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects. “We have no hopes from this government, it is incompetent,” Geo News quoted Zardari, as saying. Taking a jibe at PTI chief Imran Khan, Zardari said he is afraid of going to jail and addresses rallies from his drawing room. He said that the PPP’s efforts in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas has enabled everyone to carry out political activities in the region. Zardari said his party wants a merger of FATA with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa so that it does not become a slave to a governor or the president. Zardari said he has many projects in mind for the region and promised to make

Presidential Polls: Mamata Banerjee to meet Sonia Gandhi

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will today meet Congress president Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi. While the main purpose of the meeting is speculated to be the selection of a Presidential candidate, the two leaders are also likely to discuss the formation of an anti-Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) coalition to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. With President Pranab Mukherjee’s term set to end in July, Gandhi has already met Janata Dal-United JD (U) leader Nitish Kumar and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Sharad Pawar. According to reports, Congress Pradesh Committee president Adhir Chowdhury, has written a letter to the party high command, requesting her to deal with Banerjee carefully as most of the Trinamool Congress (TMC)

CBI raids residences of India’s ex-finance minister and his son

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
Chennai: New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday launched searches at multiple premises linked to former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram in connection with alleged favours granted in FIPB clearance to a firm. Official sources said in Delhi that the searches were spread across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, and Gurugram. The raids are also taking place at the Nungambakkam residence of P Chidambaram in Chennai, a senior police official said in Chennai. Unconfirmed reports said the raids were also on at Karaikudi, the hometown of Chidambaram. The agency had on Monday registered a case regarding Foreign Investment Promotion Board (FIPB) clearance given to INX Media, run by its directors Indrani Mukerjea and Peter Mukerjea, in 2007 which it is

Triple Talaq a matter of belief, not a question of constitutional morality : Muslim Law Board tells SC

Written by | May 16, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: The All India Muslim Personal Law Board on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that the triple talaq practice is a matter of faith and there is no question of constitutional morality or equality, media reports said. Appearing for the AIMPLB, senior advocate Kapil Sibal questioned how could Triple Talaq be un-Islamic when it has been in practice for 1,400 years. A five-judge constitutional bench of the top court is hearing the issue which has been raised in the form of a petition by several organisations. “Who are we to say that this is un-Islamic?” Sibal asked and said the system of Tripl Talaq started after the time of Prophet Muhammad and it has been mentioned in Hadith. He also drew an analogy between Triple Talaq and the Hindu belief that the god Ram was born in Ayodhya. “If

French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and PM Narendra Modi likely to meet ahead of G-20 summit in July

Written by | May 9, 2017 | 0
New Delhi: Buoyed by the win of President-Elect Emmanuel Macron’s victory in French Presidential elections, the Europe seems to have overcome the wave of nationalism and xenophobia and looking forward to expand trade ties with rest of the world including India. The trade bolstered by Rafale deal is likely to be strengthened by an expected meet between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President-Elect Emmanuel Macron in July this year ahead of G-20 summit in Hamburg. However, Ministry of External Affairs has still not confirmed about the meet. After registering a landslide in the election, Macron was congratulated by PM Modi.