Anti-graft body freezes accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family

Anti-graft body freezes accounts of Nawaz Sharif, family

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif suffered a major setback after Pakistan’s anti-graft body froze the bank accounts and seized the properties of him and his family members facing corruption and money laundering charges in the Panama Papers scandal. Sharif, 67, stepped down after the Supreme Court disqualified him on July 28 from continuing in his […]

GST implementation smoother than expected: Jaitley

GST implementation smoother than expected: Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said the implementation of the new taxation regime GST is going smoother than expected in initial phase. The decision-making mechanism at the top between the Centre and the states has been “reasonably institutionalised” and the mechanism created to address day-to-day issues is robust, he said. “… these are early days […]

‘Newton’ is India’s official entry to Oscars 2018

‘Newton’ is India’s official entry to Oscars 2018

Director Amit Masurkar’s political satire “Newton”, starring Rajkummar Rao in the lead role, will be India’s official entry at Oscars 2018, the Film Federation of India announced today. The Hindi film was the unanimous choice of FFI’s selection committee, headed by Telugu producer C V Reddy. “‘Newton’ has been selected as India’s official entry to […]

Pakistani PM rakes up Kashmir issue at UN, urges intervention

Pakistani PM rakes up Kashmir issue at UN, urges intervention

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has urged the United Nations to appoint a special envoy to Kashmir, as he claimed that the struggle of the people in the region is being “brutally suppressed” by India. In his maiden address to the UN General Assembly yesterday, Abbasi accused India of indulging in terror activities against […]

Two arrested over London tube bombing freed

Two arrested over London tube bombing freed

Two of the six men arrested in connection with last week’s bombing in the London subway have been released without charge, the Scotland Yard has said. One of those released is a 21-year-old, who was arrested on Saturday from Hounslow in West London. The second man, 45 years of age, was held from Newport in […]

Cloudy morning in Delhi

Cloudy morning in Delhi

Delhiites today woke up to a cloudy morning with the weatherman predicting rains later in the day. The MeT department said there was light rain in some areas of the city in the morning. The humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 78 per cent. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.5 degree Celsius, two […]

Kerala CM hits out at RSS

Kerala CM hits out at RSS

Chennai: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has slammed the RSS, accusing it of trying to impose a unitary structure of “Hindu, Hindi, Hindusthan”. Addressing the “State Autonomy Conference”, organised by Viduthalai Chiruthagal Katchi (VCK) here yesterday, Vijayan alleged that the RSS and “its directed BJP” were trying to “break” the concept of federalism. “The RSS wants […]

President Kovind pays tributes to Dr Ambedkar in Nagpur

President Kovind pays tributes to Dr Ambedkar in Nagpur

Nagpur: President Ram Nath Kovind today paid tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar here at ‘Deekshabhoomi’, where the architect of the Indian Constitution had embraced Buddhism. This is Kovind’s first visit to Maharashtra after assuming the office as president. Kovind arrived at the airport here this morning on a day-long visit and proceeded to the […]

Two militants involved in Banihal terror attack arrested

Two militants involved in Banihal terror attack arrested

Two militants involved in the deadly terror attack on the SSB party in Banihal belt of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday have been arrested, the police said today. Gaznafar and Arif have been arrested in connection with the attack in which one SSB jawan was killed and another injured. “We have arrested two militants involved […]

Sikkim: 35 NCC cadets conferred with Governor’s Medal

Sikkim: 35 NCC cadets conferred with Governor’s Medal

Gangtok: Sikkim Governor Shriniwas Patil conferred medals to 35 NCC cadets from the state for their participation in various national and state level events. The cadets were presented with the medals by Governor Patil, First Lady Rajani Devi Patil, and senior state government officers at the Ashirwaad Hall here. G P Upadhyaya, Additional Chief Secretary said […]