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Pak Troops Violate Ceasefire Along LoC In Uri Sector, Injure 3 Civilians

Srinagar(PTI): Pakistani troops violated ceasefire along the Line of Control (LoC) in Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir, injuring three civilians, police said today. "Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked firing in Churanda in the Silikote area of Hajipeer sector of Uri," a police official said. Three civilians sustained injuries in the firing, he said, adding that they were rushed to a...

Odisha’s Akshaykumar in Anna Hazare’s New Core Committee For March 23 Agitation

Pune(PTI): Ahead of his March 23 agitation in Delhi, social activist Anna Hazare has announced his new 20-member `National Core Committee'. The new members, hailing from different states, have given affidavits stating that they would never join a political party or contest elections, Hazare said in a statement. Hazare has planned the protest in Delhi to press for appointment of a...

Dharmendra Pradhan Demands ED, IT Department Probe Into Bijepur Cash Seizure

Bhubaneswar(PTI): Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today asked the Odisha government to request the Enforcement Directorate(ED) and the Income Tax(IT) Department for a probe into the cash seized in by-poll-bound Bijepur Assembly segment. Dharmendra Pradhan said this referring to the BJD's allegation that the cash seized by police from Bijepur on February 17 night, was meant for electoral benefits...

LOU Scam: CBI Continues Searches At PNB’s Brady House Branch

Mumbai(PTI): A team of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today continued its searches at the Brady House branch of the scam-hit Punjab National Bank in south Mumbai. The Brady House branch of the PNB is at the centre of the Rs 11,384 crore banking fraud involving billionaire jewellers Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi. "The CBI search, that began yesterday, is...

Max Hospital Case: DMC Disciplinary Panel Hearing In Early March

New Delhi(PTI): The disciplinary committee of the Delhi Medical Council (DMC) has decided to hear the Max hospital twin baby case early next month, a senior official said today. The case pertains to a baby boy being wrongly declared dead after his birth on November 30 by the upscale private hospital in Shalimar Bagh. The other twin, a girl, was still-born....

Rahul Questions Narendra Modi’s ‘Silence’ On PNB Scam

New Delhi(PTI): Congress President Rahul Gandhi today fired yet another salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his "silence" on the multi-crore PNB bank fraud, asking where the "country's watchman" was when jeweller Nirav Modi fled the country like liquor baron Vijay Mallya. Gandhi took the swipe at the prime minister for his refrain during poll rallies that he would...

Imran Khan Ties Knot For 3rd Time, Confirms Party

Lahore(PTI): Pakistani cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan has tied the knot for the third time with his 'spiritual guide', his party has confirmed, ending weeks of speculation. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf spokesperson Fawad Chaudhary said the 65-year old party chief married Bushra Maneka, a "respected Pir" (faith healer) in Pakpattan, in a simple ceremony in Lahore yesterday. The ceremony was held at the residence...

Western Odisha Lawyers Launch Week-Long Bandh, Reiterate Demand For Permanent Bench

Sambalpur : Lawyers of as many as 11 districts in Western Odisha began a week-long cease-work agitation from today to press their demand for setting up of a permanent High Court bench in Rourkela. All Western Odisha Lawyers’ Association has called a six-day long bandh in this regard. Offices of state and central governments, courts and banking institutions will remain...

Vandalism At Pandian’s House: One More Nabbed From Jharpada In Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: Continuing its action against the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) workers who went berserk and attacked senior IAS officer and Private Secretary to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, V Karthikeyan Pandian’s official residence on February 10 in Unit-6 area here, the Twin City Capital Police arrested another accused today. The accused identified as Bhimsen Nayak alias DJ Bapi was arrested...

BJP MP Booked For Rioting, Criminal Conspiracy

Gorakhpur(PTI): A ruling BJP lawmaker and 27 other people have been booked under various charges, including rioting and criminal conspiracy, following a fracas over a land dispute in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, police said today. Kamlesh Paswan, the sitting MP from Bansgaon constituency, and others were booked last night in connection with the dispute in Rustampur area, Praveen Kumar Singh,...

Robots To Soon Clean Up Manholes In Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram(PTI): In a first in Kerala, the state government will soon be utilising the services of Robots to clean sewer holes. The trial runs of the robot, developed by a startup company, Genrobotics, have been successfully held recently and the product will be launched next week, Kerala Water Authority (KWA) Managing Director, A Shainamol said. "The Kerala government is very excited...

‘Sanskrit Being Prioritised Over Other Chairs at JNU’

New Delhi(PTI): While getting a chair for their respective language at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) is a success for states, it could also be the beginning of a long struggle for funds and facilities for those who head it. Not all languages have been prioritised as much as Sanskrit at the JNU. Last year, the Academic Council approved the...

76 Per Cent Voter Turnout In Battleground Tripura

Agartala/New Delhi(PTI): At least 76 per cent of over 25.73 lakh voters exercised their franchise for the Assembly polls today in Tripura, where the BJP is trying to dislodge the Left Front after an unbroken 25-year stint in power, officials said. The polling for 59 seats of the 60-member Assembly was peaceful with thousands of central paramilitary forces fanning across...

2 Policemen Killed, 6 Injured In Exchange Of Fire With Maoists In Sukma

Raipur: Two security personnel of the Chhattisgarh police were killed and six others seriously injured in a fierce gun-battle with the outlawed CPI (Maoist) at Bhejji in red-dominated Sukma district in south Chhattisgarh bordering Odisah today. A supervisor hired by the contractor of a road construction work was also shot dead by the left-wing extremists, the police said. The slain jawan...