PM says ‘happy Diwali’ from Siachen; strike hits J&K valley

NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday morning visited forward posts in the Siachen Glacier-Saltoro Ridge region, ahead of his scheduled visit to be with flood-hit people of J&K on Diwali. Addressing the jawans in Siachen, PM Narendra Modi said that the entire country is behind them. “As the country’s pradhan sewak, I have the opportunity to be with you here,” Modi said. [Full Article...]

I am happy in Delhi, says Gadkari after Fadnavis meets him

Nagpur:Amidst calls by several BJP MLAs in Maharashtra for Union minister Nitin Gadkari to be made the state’s chief minister, the senior leader on Thursday said he was happy working at the Centre. “I am happy in Delhi,” Gadkari told reporters here when asked whether he intends to return to state politics. Gadkari’s comment came after Maharashtra BJP president Devendra Fadnavis, considered to be [Full Article...]

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Woman Naxal commander surrenders after brother persuades her Raipur:A dreaded woman Naxal commander surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar division after she was persuaded by her brother, who is a police personnel. Shanti Kunjam (32), who was heading Mirtur local operation squad (LOS), surrendered yesterday, Inspector General of Police, Bastar Range, SRP Kalluri told PTI. She was persuaded by her brother Anil, who is a SPO [Full Article...]

Modi condemns terror attack in Canada

New Delhi:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that India, which has experienced a horrific terrorist attack on its Parliament, can share the sense of outrage among Canadian people over the attack on their Parliament and assured that his government was committed to strengthening bilateral cooperation for combating terrorism. A day after he described the attack yesterday on the Canadian Parliament in Ottawa as [Full Article...]

IIT Karagpur to organize spring fest

SHILLONG:  Spring Fest, the annual social and cultural fest of IIT Kharagpur organized by students will be held from January 23 to 26. A statement by the organizers said that Spring Fest is one of the largest of its kind in Asia to be organized entirely by students. Enthusiastic participants from all the major colleges of India throng to Kharagpur to this 4-day celebration [Full Article...]

Dark Diwali for cyclone-hit north Andhra

Visakhapatnam: It’s a dark Diwali for people in north coastal Andhra which was battered by severe cyclonic storm ‘Hudhud’ 12 days ago. The festival of lights is devoid of any celebrations in Visakhapatnam, Vijayanagaram and Srikakulam districts as people are still reeling under the impact of ‘Hudhud’, which claimed 46 lives, damaged over 90,000 houses, agriculture and horticulture crops over 2.38 lakh hectares and [Full Article...]

Blackmoney: Congress dares Jaitley to come out with full info

New Delhi: Congress today launched a blistering attack on Finance Minister Arun Jaitley over his remarks that disclosure of names of those holding illicit foreign accounts will embarrass the Opposition party and dared him to come out with full information instead of “half truths” and “selective leakage”. “Congress is not going to be blackmailed under any such threat….Congress party is above individuals. Stricter possible [Full Article...]

Police cannot encroach upon the liberty of any citizen: Court

New Delhi:A Delhi court has asked a man to lead pre-summoning evidence in support of his allegation against six Delhi Police officials for beating him in custody while dismissing his plea for registration of FIR. Additional Sessions Judge Manoj Jain said, “I rather strongly feel that there is every likelihood that if registration of FIR is ordered, it might culminate in ‘cancellation report’ which [Full Article...]