Dawood funding ‘Padmavati’, received threat call for protest: Karni Sena chief

Posted by - November 20, 2017

Jaipur: Hours after the release date of Sanjay Leela Bhansali-directed ‘Padmavati’ was deferred, Rajput Karni Sena chief Lokendra Singh Kalvi said it was just a ploy to befool them.The Karni Sena chief also alleged that underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, was secretly funding the film and he also received a threatening call from Karachi for protesting against

Five drunken youths harass IndiGo air hostess

Posted by - November 20, 2017

Hyderabad: As an international airport, it is supposed to have top security, but that did not stop five men from sexually harassing an air stewardess on Saturday night. Sources at the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport said that when an air hostess working with IndiGo was returning home after completing her duties, five drunken youth from Banjara

Earthquake of 7.0 magnitude strikes off New Caledonia, triggers Tsunami warning

Posted by - November 20, 2017

Noumea: A powerful 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of New Caledonia on Monday, triggering a brief tsunami warning and evacuation alert but causing no significant damage, local officials said.The US Geological Survey said the shallow tremor hit approximately 82 kilometres east of the lightly populated Loyalty Islands at around 09:45 am (2245 GMT).  The

Deal not done: Hours after Congress’ first list, Patidars clash over seat share

Posted by - November 20, 2017

Ahmedabad: Poll bound Gujarat has witnessed its latest share of action hours after Congress released the first list of 77 candidates on Sunday for the upcoming state elections.Soon after the list was released, Patidar Anamat Andolan Samiti (PAAS) workers, led by Hardik Patel, expressed anger and started protesting in various parts of the state claiming they

Fallout of Ryan: CISF offers to provide security consultancy to top schools

Posted by - November 20, 2017

New Delhi: The Central Industrial Security Force, which is tasked with protecting airports, ports, the Metro and certain vital installations, as well as providing security to various public sector industrial units, has now offered to provide security consultation to leading schools across the country. The CISF has written to some educational institutions, including Kendriya Vidyalayas, Scindia

Hyderabad Metro Rail yet to get safety signal, Modi to inaugurate on Nov 28

Posted by - November 20, 2017

Hyderabad: As the Commissioner of Metro Rail Safety (CMRS) is yet to issue safety clearance for the launch of Metro Rail operations on November 28, the state government is working on alternative plans to ensure that the inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi goes as scheduled, but commercial operations will be delayed by a week. The

Two men, watchman, gangrape 10-yr-old girl for 3 months in Bhopal

Posted by - November 18, 2017

Bhopal: A 10-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a 65-year-old watchman and two others several times in the last three months at Bhopal in Madhya Pradesh, following which the accused were arrested, police said on Friday. According to primary investigations, the victim, a class 5 student, was gangraped twice or thrice in the last three months.

Strong 6.9 magnitude earthquake jolts Tibet border near Arunachal Pradesh

Posted by - November 18, 2017

A strong intensity earthquake measuring 6.9 on Richter Scale hit Tibet’s Nyingchi prefecture, located close to Arunachal Pradesh border, in the early hours of Saturday. The quake struck at 6:34 am (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).The quake struck at a depth of about 10 km, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.It

Days after Doklam standoff, India, China hold first border talks in Beijing

Posted by - November 18, 2017

New Delhi/Beijing: India and China on Friday held their first meeting on the border consultation and coordination mechanism at Beijing after the Doklam standoff and reviewed the situation in all the sectors of their border and exchanged views on enhancing CBMs and military contacts.The 10th round of the Working Mechanism for Consultation and Coordination on India-China

I-T raids at Jayalalithaa’s Poes Garden home, Sasikala’s rooms searched

Posted by - November 18, 2017

Chennai: Days after raids at Jaya TV and multi-city searches in 187 locations linked to ten income tax assessed groups which include those linked to Sasikala, her kin and some associates, income tax officials, on Friday evening, conducted searches in the office block of the Poes Garden residence of late Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Following

Hyd: 5-yr-old boy’s uniform covered in bloodstains after teacher beats him

Posted by - November 17, 2017

Hyderabad: Khaja Latifuddin, a five-year-old student of Sacred Heart School, Tarnaka, was mercilessly beaten by his class teacher on Thursday evening.The student’s parents registered a complaint at the Osmania University (OU) police station after noticing bloodstains on his school uniform. They found that the teacher had used a thick stick to beat the child.  Teacher taken

Rajnath Singh meets Bill Gates, asks help to build ‘Model Villages’ in country

Posted by - November 17, 2017

New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday requested Microsoft founder and head of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, to concentrate on making “Model Villages” to inspire the local people.Singh, who met Gates in Delhi on Thursday, had requested him to initiate health awareness programmes in the country.  The home minister suggested

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Padamavati row: Deepika’s security beefed up after nose chopping threat

Posted by - November 17, 2017

Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Thursday beefed up the security of actor Deepika Padukone after Shri Rajput Karni Sena (SRKS) warned of physical harm in case she did not refrain from “inciting public sentiments”, a senior official said. Karni Sena leader Mahipal Singh Makrana on Thursday invoked the nose chopping of ‘Surpanakha’ in the epic Ramayana

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Mumbai lady cop wants to be man, seeks approval for sex reassignment

Posted by - November 17, 2017

Mumbai: A 25-year-old woman constable attached to Beed’s city Majalgaon police station has requested the superintendent of the Beed police to allow her to undergo gender reassignment surgery. The officer, Smita Deshpande (name changed), has filed an application, which is currently pending in the establishment department of the DGP office. Confirming the news, G Sreedhar, superintendent of

Boost to Modi as Moody’s upgrades India’s credit rating after 13 years

Posted by - November 17, 2017

New Delhi: US-based Moody’s on Friday upgraded India’s sovereign credit rating by a notch to ‘Baa2’ with a stable outlook citing improved growth prospects driven by economic and institutional reforms. The rating upgrade comes after a gap of 13 years. Moody’s had last upgraded India’s rating to ‘Baa3’ in 2004. In 2015, the rating outlook was

Modi remains ‘by far’ most popular figure in Indian politics: Pew Research

Posted by - November 16, 2017

Washington: Prime Minister Narendra Modi remains “by far” the most popular figure in Indian politics, the Pew said on Wednesday, releasing the main findings of its latest survey conducted among 2,464 respondents in India. Modi at 88 per cent is 30 points ahead of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi (58 per cent), 31 points ahead of Congress

Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar meets Yogi Adityanath on Ram Mandir

Posted by - November 16, 2017

Lucknow: Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravishankar, on Wednesday, met UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, purportedly to discuss the solution to the Ayodhya issue.Hours later, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) ruled out negotiations on the Ayodhya issue, saying that there was sufficient evidence to prove that the temple existed at the site and the court would go

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Consider public anger, ‘Padmavati’ release may cause unrest, says UP govt

Posted by - November 16, 2017

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday apprised the Centre that the release of Bollywood film “Padmavati” on December 1 will pose a law and order problem for the state.In a letter written to the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, UP Principal Secretary (Home), Arvind Kumar said the Censor board should be apprised about the public