Fresh violence in Gujarat; PM appeals for calm

Ahmedabad/New Delhi: Gujarat on Tuesday witnessed fresh violence during the day-long bandh called over the demand for OBC quota for Patels even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed for calm and emphasised that all issues can be resolved through talks. Several parts of tension-filled Ahmedabad, Surat and Mehsana districts were placed under curfew and thousands of paramilitray and anti-riot personnel were deployed to control [Full Article...]

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Oppn stages walkout on issue of illicit green felling in Shimla Shimla: Opposition BJP today staged walkout on the issue of illicit green felling at Almi beat of Chamba Forest division and Taradevi in Shimla district. BJP member from Dehra of Kangra district, Mr. Ravinder Singh Ravi raised the issue through point of order, blaming the state government for putting the matter under carpet. [Full Article...]

Five dead, army called in as Gujarat incinerates

Ahmedabad: Five people were killed, and over 100 injured as a statewide shutdown in Gujarat called by the Patidar Arakshan Andolan Samiti turned violent on Wednesday, officials said. Riots, arson, stone-pelting and widespread damage to public and private property forced the authorities to call the army and paramilitary forces. “Three people were killed in Ahmedabad and two in Banaskantha in firing by the paramilitary [Full Article...]

Prez Estate breeding ‘mozzies’

Civic body serves 76 notices on Rashtrapati Bhavan New Delhi: The sprawling President’s Estate has been found to be breeding mosquitoes at many accumulated pools of stagnant water – with 76 notices slapped on Rashtrapati Bhavan by civic agency NDMC. The notices were issued to Rashtrapati Bhavan since January by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) after mosquito larvae were found at many places [Full Article...]

Pala to review development schemes

NEW DELHI: Shillong MP Vincent Pala will leave for Meghalaya on Thursday to review the progress of various developmental progammes in his constituency. The former Union Minister will chair a District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committee meet on August 28 in Shillong to discuss various Centrally sponsored schemes under ministries of Rural Development, Tribal Affairs and others. As per Lok Sabha sources, there will [Full Article...]

Insurance companies minting money in abduction-prone NE

New Delhi: Kidnapping for ransom  is a nightmare for many in North East but it has become a blooming business for the insurance companies and for the big corporates who are not taking any chances for their top executives working or visiting the vulnerable region. India is second in terms of kidnapping for ransom in entire Asia Pacific region and North East India is [Full Article...]

Willing to help you: Anupam Kher to disabled girl

Veteran actor Anupam     Kher has told a dis abled girl that he and his company are willing to help her come forward and speak about the disability. The 60-year-actor, who was having a chat session with his fans on micro-blogging website Twitter, received a tweet from a user who wrote: “@AnupamPkher sir mai ek physically challenge girl and I really want to come [Full Article...]