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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

India

AIADMK: Opposition Parties Will Desert Kamal Haasan

Chennai (PTI):  The ruling AIADMK today hit out at actor Kamal Haasan saying he does not understand that his utterances against the government will "affect" him later and opposition parties which support him now will "leave him in a lurch" in due course of time. AIADMK's mouthpiece 'Namadhu Dr MGR' today said the Opposition parties including the DMK have begun...

10 Rajaji Marg To 10 Akbar Road: Story Two Ex-Presidents, Two Mansions

New Delhi (PTI):  Finishing touches are being given to an iconic heritage bungalow in Lutyens' Delhi to welcome outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee who demits office tomorrow. The 10, Rajaji Marg mansion will now be the humble abode of 81-year-old Mukherjee as he moves out of the grand Rashtrapati Bhawan, where he had assumed office as the 13th President on July...

Monumental Neglect: Syed H Raza’s Memories In Ruins

Mandla in Madhya Pradesh (PTI): An ancient tree, a dilapidated school building and its sepia tinted admission record circa 1931, are perhaps the only tactile remnants of Syed Haider Raza's early childhood that was spent in the thinly populated village of Kakaiya here. While the staff of Shaskiya Madhyamik Shala hasn't forgotten the iconic modernist painter, the visible sense of dejection...

Army Moots Plan For Big Indigenization Of Critical Spares

New Delhi (PTI): With delays in import of critical equipment severely affecting its combat readiness, the Army has decided to fast-track indigenisation of key components and spares for battle tanks and other military systems. The Ordnance Factory Board, an umbrella body of 41 ordnance factories, has decided to bring down import of spares and components from current 60 per cent annually...

GJM To Join Hands With Maoists For Underground Armed Movement:WB Police

Darjeeling (PTI): The Gorkha Janamukti Morcha (GJM) is preparing for a prolonged underground armed movement for a separate state and has hired Maoists from neighbouring countries as mercenaries to train its cadres, according to senior West Bengal government officials. "We have inputs from intelligence agencies that Maoists from neighbouring countries have been hired by the GJM. And it may target government...

Centre Asks Odisha To Upload On Portal DCCB Data On Farmers

New Delhi & Bhubaneswar: The Centre has asked the Odisha Government to ask the District Co-Operative Banks (DCCB) to upload the coverage details of farmers on the National Crop Insurance Portal on a daily basis with immediate effect for proper monitoring of several schemes. The Union Secretary of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare, Shovan Kumar Pattnayak has in a letter...

Modi Must Address Incidents Against Poor: Martin Luther King III

Bengaluru(PTI): American civil rights activist Martin Luther King III today said the "state or central" administration of the day "should be held" responsible for incidents against Dalits and poor in India. King, the son of Martin Luther King Jr was responding to a query as to how the present central government could be held responsible for lynching incidents like in Dadri,...

India Win Two Gold Medals At Ukrainian Tourney

New Delhi(PTI): India won two gold medals at the Simon Trestin Memorial Boxing Tournament in Ukraine today. Thomash Meitei Mayengbam (64kg) and Laldinmawia (52kg) won their respective final bouts against Ukrainian opponents to give India a haul of two gold medals. While Thomash Roman defeated Vagilevich 4-1, Laldinmawia got the better of Roman Vagilevich 5-0.  

Pug Mark Of Big Cat Spotted In Kandhamal, Combing Operation On

Kandhamal: The Forest Department personnel have launched night vigil and combing operation in search of an elusive big cat that is believed to have trudged into largely populated Chakapadabrahmana gram panchayat. Pug marks of an animal believed to be that of a tiger were spotted near a water-inlet in Chakapada village. Forest officials though not sure about the animal roaming...

Opposition Challenge Naveen To Make Public BJD Transactions

Bhubaneswar: The opposition Congress and BJP on Saturday asked the ruling Biju Janata Dal, its President and Chief Minister Naveen Pattanaik to come out clean in the alleged “dubious funding” issue and demanded declassification of the party’s monetary transactions. The issue has caused a major embarrassment for the BJD following a report in this regard in a national English TV channel. “The...

Railway Serves Poor Quality Of Food In Trains: CAG

Bhubaneswar:  The Comptroller & Auditor General of India (CAG) has severely rapped public sector Indian Railways for supply of poor quality of food to its passengers. The CAG too has raised concern in its report about the unhygienic and shabby conditions of coaches as well as railway stations managed by the Indian Railways. Auditors and officials of the office of...

NPF Organises Beef Fest

Kohima(PTI): The Naga People's Front (NPF) Central Youth Wing expressing resentment over the alleged 'political coup' committed by the state Governor organised a beef feast at NPF Central office here today. Hundreds of party men and women joined the feast, where the NPF Youth Wing had prepared different delicacies. In a letter addressed to the Governor PB Acharya, NPF Youth Wing...

TN accounts for maximum number of PCR cases In India: NCSC

Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu (PTI) Tamil Nadu accounts for the maximum number of PCR (Protection of Civil Rights) cases and atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, of which Tirunelveli district was on top, a top official of National Commission for Scheduled Castes(NCSC) said today. "Tamil Nadu state as a whole accounts for the maximum number of PCR cases and atrocities...

I-T Dept. Traces Black Money Worth Rs. 19,000 Crore In Overseas Accounts

New Delhi (PTI): The Income Tax department has detected over Rs 19,000 crore in black money following investigations into global leaks including HSBC account holders in Switzerland, the Indian government said on Friday. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said investigations into information, put into public domain by the ICIJ, pertaining to about 700 Indian persons allegedly linked to offshore entities based in...