350th anniversary celebrations of Shivaji Maharaj’scoronation begin in Mah; following King’s ideals: CM

 MUMBAI : CELEBRATIONS marking the 350th anniversary of the coronation of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj began at the Raigad fort in Maharashtra on Friday in the presence of State Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, who said his Government was following ..

50 feared dead, 350 hurt in three-way train accident

AT LEAST 50 people died and 350 people were injured as a three-sway accident involving Bengaluru-Howrah superfast express, the Coromandel Express and goods train on three separate tracks occurred at Bahanagar in Odisha’s Balasore district. A railway official said that several coaches of 12864 Bengaluru-Howrah superfast express travelling to Howrah, derailed at Bahanagabazar and fell on the up line. “These derailed coaches collided with 12841 ShalimarChennai Coromandel Express and its coaches capsized ..

Over 140 arms surrendered after Shah’s appeal

IMPHAL : MORE than 140 weapons have been surrendered in different places in Manipur after Union Home Minister Amit Shah’s appeal a day ago, sources said on Friday. Shah, on the last day of his four-day visit to Manipur on Thursday, ..

Girls outshine boysin Mah SSC exam

PUNE/LATUR : ■ 151 students score perfect 100 pc   THE Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education on Friday declared the Class 10, or SSC, results that saw a pass percentage of 93.83, a drop of nea..


    TO SOME extent at least, Pakistan has a genuine grievance against the International Monetary Fund (IMF). For, probably in its anxiety to extend aid to a well-governed country, the IMF has asked Pakistan first to settle its internal..

Deccan Queen completes 93 years of service

    MUMBAI, THE iconic Deccan Queen, the first deluxe train of the Indian Railways, completed 93 glorious years of operations between Pune and Mumbai on Thursday, according to the Central Railway. Rail enthusiasts and authorities ..

T’gana to get world’s first 3D printed temple

   HYDERABAD,THE world’s first 3D printed Hindu temple is being built in Telangana. Situated within Charvitha Meadows, a gated villa community at Burugupally in Siddipet, the 3D printed temple is a three-part structure being built in ..

Disqualification from LS has given me huge opportunity: Rahul

   By Lalit K JhaSTANFORD,  CONGRESS leader Rahul Gandhi has said that he did not imagine his disqualification from Lok Sabha was possible when he joined politics but asserted that it has given him a “huge opportunity”..

Jordan’s Crown Prince Hussein weds scion of Saudi family

    By Isabel DebreAMMAN, JORDAN’S Crown Prince married the scion of a prominent Saudi family on Thursday in a palace celebration attended by royals and other VIPs from around the world as massive crowds gathered in a mood o..

IAF’s trainer aircraft crashes in Karnataka, 2 pilots eject safely

   CHAMARAJANAGAR (Karnataka), A KIRAN trainer aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashed in an open field at a village in the district on Thursday but the two pilots, including a woman, made it out safely after ejecting from the p..

No infiltration of Taliban fighters into Valley after fall of Kabul, says GOC Chinar Corps

    By M I JehangirSRINAGAR, THE apprehensions about the influx of Taliban fighters into Kashmir after the fall of Kabul in 2021 did not materialise and no Afghani Taliban has infiltrated into the Valley, a senior Army officer has..

India will not fence cheetah habitats: Govt panel chief

INDIA does not want fenced habitats for cheetahs like the ones in South Africa and Namibia as it is against the basic tenets of wildlife conservation, the head of the Centre’s high-level committee set up to monitor the cheetah reintroduction project said on Thursday. Experts from South Africa and Namibia, who are helping reintroduce cheetahs in India, have recommended fencing their habitats to prevent poaching, habitat fragmentation and minimise human-animal conflict. However, experts in India say ..

India, Nepal resolve to addressboundary dispute amicably

PRIME Minister Narendra Modi and his Nepalese counterpart Pushpakamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ on Thursday vowed to resolve the vexed boundary dispute under the spirit of friendship even as the two sides signed several major pacts including one on increasing New Delhi’s import of power from the neighbouring country to 10,000 mega watt in the next 10 years. In the wide-ranging talks between Modi and Prachanda, the Indian side agreed to the firsttri lateral powertrade from Ne..

Resolve Panjab University issuewith mutual consent: PunjabGovernor Purohit tells CMs

THE affiliation of Haryana colleges to Panjab University here is possible, Punjab Governor and Chandigarh UT A d ministr ator Banwarilal Purohit said on Thursday and asked both the Chief Ministers to resolve the issue related to the varsity with mutual consent. Purohit chaireda meeting with Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar andhis Punjab counterpart Bhagwant Mann here, in a cordial atmosphere,regarding various issues related to the Panjab University (PU), according to a Haryana Government ..

Judicial probe, peace committeeto resolve Manipur trouble: Shah

UNION Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday said a judicial probe headed by a retired High Court Chief Justice to inquire into clashes which erupted in the northeastern State of Manipur, will soon be announced. At a press conference held here on Thursday, he also announced that a peace committee under the Governor of Manipur Anusuiya Uikey which will have representatives of all political parties, besidesrepresentatives from both Kuki and Meitei communities andsocial organisations will be set up. “Dialogue ..


    THE last nine years have been a very important period for contemporary India during the two tenures of Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. With barely one year left for the next general elections in the summer of 2024, it is only nat..

NIA raids 25 places in Karnataka, Kerala, Bihar, J’khand in PFI case

   NEW DELHI, NATIONAL Investigation Agency (NIA) on Wednesday conducted raids at about 25 locations in Karnataka, Kerala and Bihar in the Popular Front of India (PFI) Phulwarisharif case. The raids were still underway at the premises ..

Civil Aviation Ministry comes out with draft aircraft bill

    NEW DELHI, THE Civil Aviation Ministry has come out with a draft bill for putting in place a simplified approach for regulations pertaining to the aviation sector. The Draft Aircraft Bill, 2023, has been prepared after reviewi..

Case against WFI chief under consideration: Police

   NEW DELHI, THE sexual harassment case against Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh is under consideration and the status report of the investigation will be submitted to court, the Delhi Police said on Wedne..

Nine yrs of BJP-led Govt dedicated to people: PM

   JAIPUR,  NINE years of BJP Government were dedicated to the service of people, good governance, and welfare of poor, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while addressing a rally in Ajmer on Wednesday. The rally was organised to m..

Ahmednagar to be renamed as ‘Ahilyadevi Holkar Nagar’: Mah CM

   AHMEDNAGAR,  IN A major announcement, Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde said on Wednesday that the name of Ahmednagar district shall be changed to ‘Ahilyadevi Holkar Nagar’ in memory of the great queen of Mal..

India transformed under Modi: Morgan Stanley

   NEW DELHI, INDIA, under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has transformed, gaining a position in the world order and becoming a key driver for Asia and global growth, said Morgan Stanley. In a report, Morgan Stanley said, significant sc..

IAF’s 4 Rafales carry out 6-hour ‘mission’ over IOR

FOUR Rafale fighter aircraft of the Indian Air Force (IAF)carried out a “strategic” mission over the Indian Ocean Region (IOR) for over six hours, in a significant demonstration of their longrange combat capabilities, people familiar with the operation said on Wednesday. The jets took off from the Hasimara Air Force station in the eastern sector, carried out the mission involving various manoeuvres and simulated operations and returned to the base after meeting the desired results, they said. The ..

Govt committed to restoring peace in Manipur: Shah

ON THE third day of his ongoing visit to violence-hit Manipur, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday the Government is committed to restoring peace in Manipur as early as possible and ensuring the return of all displaced people to their homes. Shah also reviewed the security situation during the day with top officials in Imphal and the border town Moreh and directed them to take stern and prompt actions against armed miscreants to prevent violence and recover looted weapons to bring back ..

Allahabad HC rejects mosque committee’s plea in Gyanvapi case

THE Allahabad High Court on Wednesday dismissed the plea of the Anjuman Intezamia Committee, which represents the Muslim side in the Gyanvapi Shrinagar Gauri case, challenging the maintainability of the Hindu side’s case. Justice J J Munir dismissed the mosque management committee’s revision petition that contended that the suit is barred under the Places of Worship Act, 1991, which prohibits conversion of any place of worship and provides for themaintenance of its religiouscharacter as it existed ..

Army foils infiltration bid,three militants arrested

MARMY onWednesday foiled an infiltration attempt with the arrest of three terrorists along with a huge consignment of arms and narcotics along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir. A defence spokesman said that the terrorists, who were also in possession of a 10 kg powerful Improvised Explosive Device (IED), were arrested after an exchange of fire near the border fence when they were attempting to sneak into this side. An Army personnel and oneof the terrorists were injuredin ..

Wrestlers hand over medals to Naresh Tikait

   NEW DELHI/HARIDWAR, AGITATING wrestlers, including Sakshi Malik, Vinesh Phogat, and Bajrang Punia, handed their medals to Bhartiya Kisan Union chief and Balian Khap head Naresh Tikait, who had reached Haridwar’s Har ki Pauri t..

‘Challenges in Manipur will take some time to settle’

   PUNE,  CHIEF of Defence Staff General Anil Chauhan on Tuesday said challenges in Manipur have not disappeared, but expressed hope that things will settle down in some time while noting the situation in the North-Eastern State n..

Modi Govt made ‘historic achievements’ during its nine years, says Nadda

   NEW DELHI, THE BJP on Tuesday said the Modi Government made “historic achievements” during its nine years in office and India is marching ahead with full confidence, enthusiasm and a resolve to become a developed country..


    THERE is no word other than ‘barbarism’ to describe the act of murder first by stabbing and then by bludgeoning of a 16-year-old girl in New Delhi by a young man who was described as her boyfriend. That he stabbed her ..

Mah CM orders third-party audit of unsafe buildings

    MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA CM Eknath Shinde on Monday directed all civic bodies in the State to conduct third-party structural audits of dangerous buildings by good engineering institutes instead of relying upon the audit reports obt..

10 Vaishno Devi pilgrims killed in mishap

    JAMMU, TEN Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrims, most of them from Bihar, were killed and 66 others injured on Tuesday as their bus skidded off the road and rammed into the railing of a bridge before falling off it, officials said. The ..

Sahil sent to two-day police custody

   NEW DELHI,  A COURT here on Tuesday permitted the Delhi Police to interrogate Sahil, accused of stabbing a 16-year-old girl over 20 times and bludgeoning her to death with a concrete block, in its custody for two days . Sahil, ..

Shah meets Manipur’s civil societyleaders, announces compensation

UNION Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday visited Churachandpur, the scene of some of the worst rioting in the recent ethnic conflict which broke out in Manipur earlier this month, to hold talks with Kuki civil society leaders. Among others, Shah who flew down in a helicopter accompanied by the IB chief and Home Secretary, is meeting church leaders as well as intellectuals from the Kuki community to understand their grievances and find ways to bring peace to the north-eastern State which has witnessed ..

Will keep workingharder: PM Modion Govt’s 9 years

AS HIS Government completed nine years, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said his every decision has been guided by the desire to improve the lives of people. “Today, as we complete 9 years in service to the nation, I am filled with humility and gratitude. “Every decision made, every action taken, has been guided by the desire to improve the lives of people. We will keep working even harder to build a developed India,” he tweeted. He also shared an infographic on his Government’s welfare works...

Mah Govt also to giveRs 6,000 to farmers

THE Maharashtra Government on Tuesday rolled out a new financial scheme under which more than one crore farmers in the State will be paid Rs 6,000 annually. The scheme, Namo Shetkari MahasanmanYojana, was approved at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Eknath Shinde here...

J&K worker shot dead by LeT ultras

A CIRCUS worker was shot dead by Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists on Monday when he had gone to a market for purchasing milk in Anantnag district of Jammu and Kashmir, police said. The worker, identified as Deepu Kumar from Udhampur district of Jammu region, was working in a circus that was camping at Janglaat Mandi area which was provided security, they said. The circus people had their own security as well...

Nirmala posts impressive report card of BJP’s 9-yr rule

   MUMBAI, UNION Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented a glowing report card of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s 9-years in office, terming them as full of progress and development, here on Monday. Addressing the media as p..

Delhi HC issues notice to Yasin Malik on NIA plea seeking death penalty for him

    NEW DELHI, THE Delhi High Court on Monday issued a notice to separatist leader Yasin Malik, who is presently serving a life term, on a plea by the National Investigation Agency seeking death penalty for him in a terror funding..

PM Modi virtually flags off N-E’s first Vande Bharat Express

   GUWAHATI, PRIME Minister Narendra Modi virtually flagged off North East’s first Vande Bharat Express from Guwahati to New Jalpaiguri in West Bengal on Monday. The Prime Minister symbolically waved a green flag on screen, to la..

Army marks 75th UN Peacekeepers’ Day

   Delhi Bureau and AgenciesNew Delhi, THE Army on Monday commemorated the 75th anniversary of the International Day of UN Peacekeepers by paying homage to the fallen soldiers at the National War Memorial here. Army Chief General Manoj..

CBI books Rolls Royce for alleged graft in AJT deal

    NEW DELHI, THE CBI has filed a corruption case against British aerospace and defence company Rolls Royce PLC, top executives of its Indian unit and arms dealers for alleged “kickbacks” in the procurement of Hawk 11..

Cong to get 150 seats in MP, says Rahul Gandhi

   NEW DELHI, CONGRESS leader Rahul Gandhi on Monday exuded confidence that the party will bag 150 seats in the upcoming Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh. Speaking to the media after the party’s poll preparedness meeting at the A..


   THERE is no doubt that some Opposition parties are going berserk in their thought, action an d expression -- in the process bringing shame to India’s democracy. There also is no doubt that such political parties have no ideology or..

16-yr-old girl stabbed 20 times, bludgeoned to death by boyfriend in full public view

A 16-YEAR-OLD girl was stabbed over 20 times and bludgeoned to death by a youth in a busy bylane as passersby looked on in NorthWest Delhi’s Shahbad Dairy area - an incident that has drawn massive outrage as the video of the horrific killing appeared online. Delhi Police said the accused, 20-year-old Sahil, was arrested from Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. He and the victim, Sakshi, were in a “relationship” but had a quarrel on Saturday. The victim had gone shopping on Sunday evening for the ..


SRIHARIKOTA, (AP) : THE Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Monday successfully launched and put into Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit the first of a series of its second generation navigation satellites using a GSLV rocket. Subsequ..

Army rounds up 25 with armsin Manipur, situation calm

AT LEAST 25 miscreants with arms, ammunition and grenades have been rounded up by Indian Army and para-military forces across ethnicstrife riven Manipur, officials said on Monday. A spokesperson for the defence forces said a number of people were..

Rahul cooking ‘khayali pulao’,BJP to get 200, says MP CM

MADHYA Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Monday invoked Mughal-era poet Mirza Ghalib to ridicule the Congress after the latter claimed that it would win 150 seats in the year-end Assembly polls in the Central State. The CM said that the ruling BJP would bag more than 200 seats in MP’s 230-member House. The BJP also coined the slogan “Abki Baar, 200 Paar” (will cross 200-mark this time). “Mann behlane ko Ghalib ye khayal achha hai, khayali pulao pakate rahiye (the thought of diverting the mind, Ghalib, ..


   A TREASURE house of talent, the Indian Premier League (IPL) never ceases to throw up surprising packages. This edition of the league has not failed the popular perception as it churned out some unheralded gems and polished some finely c..

New Parliament building is a reflection of India’s rich history: Birla

   NEW DELHI,  LOK Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Sunday said that the new Parliament building is a reflection of India’s rich history and cultural heritage which will give impetus to new ideas. He said that the country’s t..