Amit Shah warns of severe action over statue razing

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah on Wednesday called the incidents of toppling statues in Tripura and other parts of the country “unfortunate” and warned of severe action against guilty party members. In a series of tweets, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader said destroying statues was extremely unfortunate. “Any person associated with the BJP […]

Rajya Sabha witnesses pandemonium; House adjourned

New Delhi: The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday witnessed pandemonium with opposition benches creating din on a host of issues forcing adjournment. The issues on which the members agitated include bank loan fraud scam relating to Nirav Modi, and toppling of statues in Tripura and Tamil Nadu. The members remained unmoved in spite of Chairperson Venkaiah […]

Child marriages in India drop sharply driving down global rate: UNICEF

Child marriages in India drop sharply driving down global rate: UNICEF

New Delhi: The proportion of girls getting married in India has nearly halved in a decade, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Tuesday, which has contributed significantly to a global decline in child marriage. UNICEF said 25 million child marriages were prevented worldwide in the last decade, with the largest reduction seen in […]

PNB fraud Bankers Chanda Kochhar, Shikha Sharma summoned in probe

Mumbai: The heads of ICICI and Axis banks, Chanda Kochhar and Shikha Sharma, were summoned for questioning Tuesday in the Nirav Modi-Mehul Choksi perpetrated Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud. The Serious Frauds Investigation Office (SFIO) — the investigating arm of the Corporate Affairs Ministry to probe frauds — summoned the country’s two top bankers as […]

Irritated by mobile addiction, man chops off his son’s right hand

Hyderabad: Mobile addiction in teenagers is particularly common, which often leads to parents having a troubled time. But a man from Hyderabad took matters to his own hand, literally to curb his son’s mobile addiction. According to reports, Mohammed Qayyum Qureshi (45) chopped off right hand of his 19-year-old son, who used to be glued […]

PM reviews preparedness for launch of National Health Protection Scheme

PM reviews preparedness for launch of National Health Protection Scheme

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday reviewed the preparedness for launch of Ayushman Bharat–the National Health Protection Scheme announced in the Union Budget. At a high-level meeting, which stretched for over two hours, the Prime Minister was apprised of the work done so far by top officials of the PMO, the health ministry […]

Karti produced in court, CBI seeks 9-day custodial interrogation

Karti produced in court, CBI seeks 9-day custodial interrogation

New Delhi: The CBI on Tuesday produced Karti Chidambaram, arrested in the INX Media corruption case, before a Delhi court and sought his custody for nine more days. Special Judge Sunil Rana said the court would hear the matter at 2 pm on Tuesday as Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Tushar Mehta, who had appeared before […]

‘BJP win in Tripura an ideological victory’

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday dubbed the BJP’s win over the Left in Tripura a “victory of ideology” and said the party needs to work hard to maintain its winning electoral streak, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ananth Kumar told reporters. Modi was addressing the BJP Parliamentary Party meeting, where he was greeted with […]