Scribe’s death: Jaitley for ‘very fair inquiry’

New Delhi: The Centre on Sunday said that a “very fair inquiry” should be conducted to put to rest all doubts over the mysterious death of TV journalist Akshay Singh while covering the Vyapam scam in Madhya Pradesh even as Congress wanted a CBI probe into the case. “Since various issues are being raised with respect to the circumstances of this death, it would [Full Article...]

Disappointed with Govt response: FTII students

New Delhi: Expressing disappointment with Government’s response to their demand, students of the FTII decided to continue their strike which entered the 24th day on Sunday till TV actor and BJP member Gajendra Chauhan’s appointment as its chairman is cancelled. A row, meanwhile, broke out as to what had transpired at the talks the representatives of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII) [Full Article...]

Cong workers to be asked to contribute Rs 250 annually

New Delhi: Congress workers will now be asked to contribute Rs 250 annually to the party, in an apparent move to tide over the resource crunch. Each worker will be asked to contribute the amount every year as the party plans to make itself self-sufficient, AICC treasurer Motilal Vora told PTI. The Congress veteran said 25 per cent of the contributions so made will [Full Article...]

National Nuggets

Rods, knives, phone, jewellery found inside Bihar jail Patna: A day after an undertrial prisoner was killed in Beur Central Jail in Bihar, police recovered from inmates five iron rods, six knives, a mobile phone, SIM cards, gold jewellery, and cash, officials said. Also seized from the inmates were some railway documents, but officials did not confirm the nature of these documents immediately. The [Full Article...]

Technology can transform lives, says Modi

New Delhi: As part of the “Digital India Week” that he launched on July 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday pushed for productive use of technology and social media and said it could potentially transform lives of all people. “To me technology used wisely is a catalyst to magically transforming the way we live. The future belongs to social media. It is egalitarian [Full Article...]

Modi on Central Asian tour; focus on BRICS, SCO summits

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves on Monday on an eight-day tour that will take him to the five Central Asian countries of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and to Ufa in Russia where he will attend the BRICS and SCO back-to-back summits. Modi will he the first Indian prime minister in recent times to visit all five Central Asian countries at [Full Article...]

Complaint against Lalit Modi over tweets defaming Prez, aide

New Delhi: Rashtrapati Bhawan has filed a complaint with Delhi Police against former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi for posting “defamatory” tweets against President Pranab Mukherjee and his Secretary Omita Paul. The complaint  has screen shots of June 23 and June 25 tweets annexed to it, besides an 80-page file that the former IPL chief, being probed by the Enforcement Directorate for alleged money laundering, [Full Article...]

Govt to document tribal medicinal practices

New Delhi:  The Ministry of Tribal Affairs will undertake documentation of tribal medicinal practices in keeping with an idea mooted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. According to sources in the Ministry, Modi asked the officials to study the work of Patanjali Yogpeeth of Ramdev to see how they have documented traditional use of herbs and medicinal plants following which a team of officials recently [Full Article...]