Sonia congratulates ISRO for GSAT-17 launch

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:48

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday congratulated the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) for the successful launch of India's latest communication satellite GSAT-17.


ITBP officer dies, 14 pilgrims injured

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:20

Jammu, June 29 (IANS) An Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officer deployed on Amarnath Yatra duty died of heart attack on Thursday while 14 pilgrims were injured in a road accident in Jammu and Kashmir.


No insecurity among minorities, says Naqvi

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:12

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi denied on Thursday that there was a sense of insecurity among the minorities in the country.


2,000 criminal cases in three months against Waqf encroachment

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:08

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) More than 2,000 cases of encroachment of Waqf properties have been filed in the last three years and some of the complaints have been forwarded to the CBI, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Thursday.


Congress unlikely to attend GST launch in Parliament

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 15:00

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) The Congress party is unlikely to attend the special midnight function in Parliament on June 30 to roll-out the Goods and Services Tax (GST), party sources said.


DMK walks out of assembly over TN CM's reply on bribe row

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:56

Chennai, June 29 (IANS) Not satisfied with Chief Minister K. Palaniswami's statement on the alleged bribes paid by a gutka manufacturer to a minister, senior police officials and others, DMK members on Thursday staged a walk out from the assembly.


One dead in Bihar clash over Shiva Linga

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:40

Patna, June 29 (IANS) One person was killed in a clash between villagers and police over the removal of a Shiva Linga in Bihar's Madhubani district, officials said on Thursday.


Army Chief in Sikkim amid India-China border face-off

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:30

Gangtok, June 29 (IANS) Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Thursday arrived in Sikkim to take stock of the security scenario amid a stand-off between Indian and Chinese troops along the border in the area.


CBI questions Tripura Minister in chit fund scam case

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:22

Agartala, June 29 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials on Thursday interrogated Tripura Social Welfare Minister Bijita Nath in connection with a case of the Rose Valley chit fund scam.


No dialogue till India withdraws troops: China

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:22

Beijing, June 29 (IANS) China on Thursday said the withdrawal of Indian troops from what it said was its territory was a "precondition" for a "meaningful dialogue" over the border stand-off.


Amarnath Yatra begins with traditional prayer at cave shrine

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 14:16

Srinagar, June 29 (IANS) The annual Amarnath Yatra began on Thursday despite inclement weather as Jammu and Kashmir Governor N.N. Vohra attended a prayer inside the Himalayan cave shrine marking the formal start of the pilgrimage.


Modi denounces killings in the name of cows

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:48

Ahmedabad, June 29 (IANS) Breaking his silence on cow vigilantes, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday made it clear that killing people in the name of "gau bhakti" was unacceptable.


India globally seventh most affected by Petya attack

Thu, 06/29/2017 - 13:46

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) India has become the worst-hit country in the Asia Pacific and Japan (APJ) region and the seventh most affected nation globally as a new ransomware 'Petya' hit on June 27, global cyber security firm Symantec said on Thursday.