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IPS officer jailed for cheating in UPSC, wife arrested in Hyderabad

Posted by - October 31, 2017

CHENNAI/HYDERABAD: Police on Monday arrested a Tamil Nadu-cadre trainee IPS officer after Intelligence Bureau officers caught him cheating in the Union Public Service Commission (Main) Examination at a test centre in Egmore, Chennai.Investigators said Safeer Karim, an assistant superintendent of police in Nanguneri, Tirunelveli, took a cellphone, a Bluetooth-enabled miniature camera in a shirt button and wireless earpieces into the

Five-judge statute Bench to decide on Aadhaar validity

Posted by - October 31, 2017

SC issues notice to Centre on plea challenging mandatory linkage with mobiles The Supreme Court on Monday decided to constitute a five-judge Constitution Bench to hear petitions from November against the validity of the Aadhaar scheme.A Bench led by Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra took the step after Attorney General K.K. Venugopal said falsehoods had been

Shiva Sena calls BJP its ‘principal enemy’, praises Rahul Gandhi

Posted by - October 31, 2017

Mumbai: Without mincing words, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut on Monday the BJP his party’s “principal enemy” and said it is part of the Maharashtra government “just for the sake of it”.His remarks came on the eve of the Devendra Fadnavis government’s third anniversary.Raut also praised Rahul Gandhi saying there has been a substantial change in

Gujarat polls: Congress likely to refuse Hardik Patel on Patidar reservation

Posted by - October 31, 2017

New Delhi: Even as Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is expected to meet Patidar leader Hardik Patel during his visit to Gujarat in November, party strategists are in no mood to give in to the Patidar demand for reservation under the existing OBC quota in the state. Congress leaders would, if fact, prefer if Mr Patel’s Patidar

Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao to fill up 1.12 lakh posts by 2019

Posted by - October 31, 2017

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday said the government would fill 1.12 lakh vacancies in various departments before its term ends in 2019 as promised. Nobody needs to doubt the TRS government’s commitment on this, he told the Assembly. Speaking during the Question Hour, Mr Rao said, “The state has nearly four lakh sanctioned

Unity in diversity is our speciality: Modi on Sardar Patel birth anniversary

Posted by - October 31, 2017

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday paid floral tributes to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel on his birth anniversary and hailed him for his contributions to the building of the nation. “Sardar Patel not just saved India from the challenges we faced, but he united Indians also. But his name has been sidelined. Whether a government

5 arrested after 2 ministers write to Yogi over attack on Swiss couple

Posted by - October 27, 2017

A Swiss tourist couple was attacked by five youth in Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh leaving them battered and bruised. Lucknow/New Delhi: A young Swiss tourist couple was attacked by five youth in Agra’s Fatehpur Sikri in Uttar Pradesh leaving them battered and bruised after which all of them were nabbed, police said on Thursday.As the Centre

Three killed as APSRTC bus runs amok in Vijayawada

Posted by - October 27, 2017

The accident occurred due to a brake failure. Three persons were killed when an Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (APSRTC) bus ran amok after its brakes failed at a flyover near Ajit Singh Nagar here on Friday morning. The injured were rushed to a hospital and the condition of two of them is stated

Journalist Vinod Verma apprehended on charges of extortion

Posted by - October 27, 2017

Vinod Verma, a senior journalist and former BBC Digital Editor has been apprehended by the Chhattisgarh police in Ghaziabad’s Indirapuram area on alleged charges of extortion. He was picked by from his house early on Friday. According to local reports, police have seized many CDs and some cash from Mr. Verma. He is accused of blackmailing a

Congress, BJP kick-start process to pick contestants for Gujarat battle

Posted by - October 27, 2017

BJP board has been holding meetings in Ahmedabad; Cong. screening committee meets in Delhi With the announcement of poll schedule for the Gujarat Assembly polls, both the BJP and the Congress have begun an elaborate exercise for candidate section. The BJP’s State parliamentary board has been holding meetings in Ahmedabad to discuss potential candidates. The

Swiss couple attacked in Agra, Sushma Swaraj asks UP govt for report

Posted by - October 26, 2017

A Swiss couple was chased and attacked with stones and sticks by a group of men near Fatehpur Sikri railway station on Sunday. New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the alleged attack on a young Swiss couple at Faterhpur Sikri in Agra, Uttar Pradesh.Swaraj said

Delhi woman shot dead in front of husband, 1-yr-old son

Posted by - October 26, 2017

New Delhi: A 34-year-old woman was shot dead in front of her husband and one-year-old son allegedly by unidentified assailants on Wednesday in northwest Delhi’s Shalimar Bagh area, the police said.The incident took place around 4 am when the family was returning from the Bangla Sahib Gurdwara, they said. Priya Mehra suffered bullet wounds on her

Judges cannot decide troop deployments, Centre tells Supreme Court

Posted by - October 26, 2017

Centre says it is the fundamental job of the government of the day, and not the judiciary, to decide placement of police and armed forces Judges cannot decide on deployment of troops. It is the fundamental job of the government of the day, and not the judiciary, to decide on the placement of police and

Delhi firecracker ban had no impact, say studies

Posted by - October 26, 2017

Pollution levels recorded in the National Capital Region on Deepavali and the two following days were in keeping with forecasts Pollution levels recorded in the National Capital Region on Deepavali and the two following days were in close agreement with forecasts that assumed that the entire stock of unsold firecrackers in the city was used.This data

U.S. sees threat to Pakistan stability

Posted by - October 26, 2017

Visiting Secretary of State told of need for ties with Iran and North Korea The United States is worried that emboldened terror outfits could threaten the stability of the government of Pakistan, visiting U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said here on Wednesday, explaining he discussed the issue with Pakistan during his meeting in Islamabad.Tillerson did not

U.P. CM Adityanath arrives in Agra, to visit Taj Mahal

Posted by - October 26, 2017

Mr. Adityanath will stay for half an hour at the graves of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal and visit the Shah Jahan park nearby. Uttar Pradesh : Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will visit the Taj Mahal on Thursday against the backdrop of various controversial statements made by some BJP leaders and Ministers against the 17th century

US: Father of missing Indian girl arrested day after a child’s body found

Posted by - October 24, 2017

Wesley Matthews was arrested on Monday evening and faces charges of injury to a child, Police Sgt. Kevin Perlich said. Houston: Wesley Mathews, father of missing three-year-old adopted Indian girl Sherin Mathews has been arrested, a day after body of a small child was found in a culvert, less than a mile from the family’s home.

Woman raped on footpath in Visakhapatnam, people videograph incident

Posted by - October 24, 2017

An autorickshaw driver who filmed the rape on his cellphone shared the video with the police. Visakhapatnam: A woman was raped by a drunk man in public on a busy street near the railway station in Visakhapatnam, but passers-by videographed the crime instead of coming to her help. A senior police officer said that woman had