PM Modi wants peace with Pakistan but not at security cost: U.S official

PM Modi wants peace with Pakistan but not at security cost: U.S official

Prime Minister Narendra Modi cannot “pursue peace” with Pakistan in a way that “cuts his own security”, a top Trump administration official has said, asserting that it is in the interest of Islamabad to build confidence with New Delhi to restart commercial ties. Ahead of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s maiden visit to India and […]

3 arrested in Florida shooting after white supremacist speech

3 arrested in Florida shooting after white supremacist speech

Three men were arrested after a shooting following white supremacist Richard Spencer’s controversial speech at the University of Florida, police have said. Spencer, leader of the so-called “alt-right” movement — encompassing white supremacists, neo-Nazis and the Ku Klux Klan — appeared on Thursday on campus in Gainesville, in the north of the state. Just over […]

CBI seeks permission to file SLP in SC on Bofors case

CBI seeks permission to file SLP in SC on Bofors case

The CBI has written to the government for reconsideration of its 2005 decision and allow the agency to file a Special Leave Petition in the Supreme Court in the Bofors case challenging quashing of an FIR in the alleged scam, officials said. In a letter to the Department of Personnel and Training, the CBI conveyed […]

New Rajasthan ordinance seeks to protect judges, babus from probe

New Rajasthan ordinance seeks to protect judges, babus from probe

The Vasundhara Raje government has passed an ordinance which seeks to protect both serving and former judges, magistrates and public servants in Rajasthan from being investigated for on-duty action without its prior sanction. The Criminal Laws (Rajasthan Amendment) Ordinance, 2017, promulgated on September 7, also seeks to bar the media from reporting on accusations till […]

PM to visit Gujarat on Sunday, will inaugurate slew of projects

PM to visit Gujarat on Sunday, will inaugurate slew of projects

Amid the row over the “delay” in announcement of the Gujarat Assembly polls, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to home state on Sunday where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stones of a number of projects. It would be Modi’s third visit to Gujarat this month. Modi, who recently said the Legislative Assembly […]

Rare, vintage NASA photos to fetch up to USD 9,000 at auction

Rare, vintage NASA photos to fetch up to USD 9,000 at auction

Rare, vintage NASA photographs, that include the first picture ever taken from the Moon’s surface, may fetch up to USD 9,000 each at an auction in the United States. The 446 lots will showcase the extraordinary photographic journey to the Moon and back as seen through the eyes of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts. […]

UPA govt didn’t let me rebuild Kedarnath as Gujarat CM, says PM

UPA govt didn’t let me rebuild Kedarnath as Gujarat CM, says PM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stones of five reconstruction projects in Kedarnath and hit out at the Congress, saying he was not allowed to carry out redevelopment work after the 2013 deluge when he was Gujarat chief minister. Offering prayers at the Kedarnath shrine, he said his visit to the Himalayan […]

Taj Mahal sits on ‘stolen property’, says Subramanian Swamy

Taj Mahal sits on ‘stolen property’, says Subramanian Swamy

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Wednesday said he has access to documents that suggest the property where Taj Mahal was built was stolen by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan from kings of Jaipur. “There is evidence on record that Shah Jahan forced the Raja-Maharajas of Jaipur to sell this land on which Taj […]

8 die as portion of bus depot roof collapses in Tamil Nadu

8 die as portion of bus depot roof collapses in Tamil Nadu

At least eight people died and three others sustained severe injuries when a portion of the roof of a four-decade old building belonging to Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation (TNSTC) collapsed at Porayar in Nagapattinam district in the early hours of Friday. Police said the deceased and injured were bus drivers and conductors who were […]

Trains to be regulated in Palakkad division till Nov 1

Trains to be regulated in Palakkad division till Nov 1

Southern Railway said that some trains running in the Palakkad division would be regulated till November 1 in view of engineering work in various sections. The Mangaluru central-Nagercoil junction Parasuram Express would be regulated by 120 minutes and the Lokmanya Tilak-Thiruvananthapuram central Netravati express by 60 minutes due to work between Pallipuram and Shoranur junction, […]

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