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Re-Writing History: Taj Mahal Is a Mausoleum Built On Shiva Temple Claims Vinay Katiyar

Lucknow(PTI): Giving a new twist to the controversy surrounding the Taj Mahal, senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar today said it was a Lord Shiva's temple called 'Tejo Mahal' which was converted into a mausoleum by Shahjahan. He, however, added that he does not want the monument as famous as this, which is among the wonders of the world, to be...

Paika Bidroha: National Seminar In New Delhi To Claim Status Of First War Of Independence

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to further substantiate Odisha’s claim to accord the status of First War of Independence to ‘Paika Bidroha(Rebellion) against the mighty British, the Department of Culture is going to organise a national symposium in New Delhi to highlight through debates the national importance of the historic armed struggle. “Through such an endeavour at the national...

Foreign Secy Briefs Rahul, Other Panel MPs On Dokalam

New Delhi(PTI): Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi today raised questions on recent media reports of Chinese action in the Dokalam area at a parliamentary panel meeting which was briefed by Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar. The Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs chaired by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor was briefed on the topic Sino-India relations with a focus on the...

Gandhi Museum Inaugurated In Durban On Land Owned By Mahatma

Johannesburg(PTI): On the eve of Diwali, a Gandhi museum has been inaugurated on a small piece of land once owned by Mahatma Gandhi in the coastal city of Durban. Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh inaugurated the museum yesterday, which will reflect the life and universal influence of Mahatma Gandhi. Gandhi owned the land in 1897 and used...

BJD Challenges BJP To Hike Remuneration Of Anganwadi Workers In Saffron Ruled States

Bhubaneswar: Making a scathing attack on the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) over the enhancement of salary for Anganwadi workers in the state, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today asked the saffron party to refrain from misleading the workers and indulging in narrow politics. The BJD also demanded a comparative list of the amount of salary the Anganwadi workers are...

CBI To Look Into Fairfax Detective’s Bofors Allegations

New Delhi(PTI): The CBI today said it would look into the "facts and circumstances" of the Bofors scam mentioned by private detective Michael Hershmam, who alleged that the Rajiv Gandhi-led Congress government had sabotaged his investigation. Hershman, who is the president of the US-based private detective firm Fairfax, claimed in television interviews recently that Rajiv Gandhi was "furious" when he...

Drones Used To Trace Missing 3-Year-Old Indian Girl In US

Houston(PTI): Police in Richardson, Texas, are using drones in the search of missing 3-year-old Indian girl who mysteriously disappeared 11 days ago after her foster father left her in an alley at 3 am for not drinking her milk. Sherin Mathews vanished on October 7 after her adoptive father Wesley Mathews told police he left her outside their home at...

Hit By DeMo-GST, Corporates Slash Diwali Gifts By 35-40%: Assocham

Lucknow(PTI): Reeling under disruptions arising out of demonetisation and GST rollout, corporate India is going rather lukewarm in Diwali gifts, slashing the budget under the head by at least 35-40 per cent, Assocham said. A survey by industry chamber Assocham showed that the reduction in gifts from corporate houses was in sync with low-key festivities due to slowdown concerns and...

Just Be Friendly: This Diwali, Let’s Celebrate With Animals, Says NGO

Guwahati(PTI): The festival of lights calls for celebrations and merrymaking. Light diyas, burst crackers or party with family and friends, but do spare a thought for the animals and the birds that are as much a part of this society as we are. Every year, loud sound from firecrackers causes stress, terror and even death in strays and birds. This...

Pre-Poll Alliance Between Congress, Left Not Possible: CPI

Hyderabad(PTI): A pre-poll alliance between the Left parties and the Congress may not be possible as they are "main opponents" in some states but it is essential to forge a common platform to fight the BJP, says CPI general secretary S Sudhakar Reddy. In some states, there can be "some sort of 'no-contest understanding'," Reddy said. "What we (CPI) feel is,...

United In Anger: JNU Students Upset Over Hostel Raid

New Delhi(PTI): An early morning raid the authorities call it a check in JNU s hostel rooms has riled its students, with many maintaining that attempts are being made to malign the university s scholars, especially its women. Students alleged that a group of security personnel led by a lecturer entered the rooms of women and men students. Many girls found...

4 Injured As Security Forces Fire On Mob After ‘Braid Chopping ‘ Incident

Srinagar(PTI): Four persons were injured today when security forces fired on a mob in Pahalgam area of Jammu and Kashmir following an alleged braid chopping incident, police said. Residents of a village in Pahalgam area of Anantnag district staged a protest after they caught an alleged braid chopper, a police official said. He said a security forces vehicle passing through the...

Snapdeal CFO Anup Vikal Quits

New Delhi(PTI): E-commerce firm Snapdeal today said its chief financial officer Anup Vikal has put in his papers. The development comes two months after acquisition talks between Snapdeal and larger rival Flipkart collapsed. Snapdeal Co-Founder and CEO Kunal Bahl said Vikal has done sterling work at the firm, building high levels of governance and helping structure various transactions of importance for...

Swaraj Flags H1B Visa Issue At Meeting With US Congressional Delegation

New Delhi(PTI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday flagged the H1B visa issue as a "strong concern" during a meeting with a visiting US Congressional delegation and sought bipartisan support for it The 9-member US congressional delegation from the house committee on science, space and technology is led by its chairman Lamar Smith, ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted "Swaraj flagged...