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NIA probe points to LeT role in Uri attack

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:36:11 GMT

NIA appears to have conclusively identified Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) as the terror outfit behind the attack at an Army camp in Uri in September last year, contradicting the Army's initial claim naming Jaish-e-Muhammed as the prime suspect.

Barack Obama calls Narendra Modi, PM thanks him for boosting strategic ties

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:22:43 GMT

(image) Just ahead of Donald Trump's inauguration as the President of the United States, President Barack Obama called up Prime Minister Narendra Modi to review "all round progress" in the relations between US and India.

No objection if Pragya gets bail, NIA tells HC

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 21:21:43 GMT

(image) A blast at Dikku Chowk in Muslim-majority Malegaon on 29 September, 2008 killed six persons and injured 100. A bike used in the blasts was allegedly traced to Sadhvi Pragya, whose trail led to the other accused, including Lt Col Purohit.

26/11 mastermind Lakhvi’s nephew killed in north Kashmir encounter

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:36:31 GMT

(image) Security forces on Thursday gunned down Abu Musaib alias Tahir, nephew of 26/11 mastermind and operational commander of all India operations of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, in an encounter in north Kashmir. Officials say that Musaib had planned the attack on the CRPF post in Nowhatta Chowk on August 15 last year in which Commandant Pramod Kumar was killed.

PIL challenges enemy property ordinance in Supreme Court

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:53:32 GMT

The ordinance was re-promulgated on April 2 last year.Parliament met again but no legislative action was taken.However, it was promulgated for the third time on May 31, 2016.

Mallikarjun Kharge dissents, but PM Narendra Modi, CJI agree on Alok Verma as CBI chief

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:14:48 GMT

(image) The government has approved the appointment of Delhi Police commissioner Alok Verma as the new CBI chief in keeping with the recommendation of the selection committee.

ISI may have engineered train accidents to avenge surgical strikes

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 20:04:27 GMT

(image) Security agencies are investigating the claims of the three Bihar criminals arrested in connection with two train accidents last year that the same were engineered by Pakistan's spy agency ISI to avenge the Indian Army's surgical strikes in Pak-Occupied Kashmir on September 29.

Divorce granted by church court not legal, says Supreme Court

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:39:09 GMT

(image) The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to give legal sanctity to divorce decrees granted by ecclesiastical tribunals, popularly known as church courts. This means anyone remarrying after such a divorce decree would be committing the offence of bigamy. SC has said that divorces granted under Christian personal law are not valid

20 years on, SC’s code on school bus observed mostly in breach

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 19:25:00 GMT

(image) Police and other authorities have blinked at schools operating buses without following the guidelines. The SC had made it clear that only drivers with five years' heavy vehicle driving experience would be eligible to ferry schoolchildren, any driver booked twice for traffic-related offences was to be pulled out of duty and school buses could not exceed the 40 kmph speed limit.

Jaipur Literature Festival: No inner engineering, just bulls, says Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 11:51:51 GMT

(image) Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev was asked about his views on jallikattu, the sport whose ban has got large crowds out on the streets in Tamil Nadu, at a press conference at the Jaipur Literature Festival on Thursday.

Tamil Nadu may go ahead with jallikattu by making a law having provisions to address element of cruelty

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:47:57 GMT

(image) As protests demanding the lifting of the ban on bull taming sport jallikattu spread across Tamil Nadu, Panneerselvam rushed to New Delhi to meet the Prime Minister with a request for ordinance. "Wait, good will happen,” Panneerselvam said after his meeting with the Prime Minister.

Paul Beatty throws political correctness to the winds

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:46:26 GMT

(image) When Paul Beatty won the Man Booker in 2016 for his book Sellout, it was the first time that an American had won the award. Until 2014, Americans were not considered for the Man Booker.

Venkaiah Naidu takes note of print media's concerns about GST, Wage Board Recommendations

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:22:32 GMT

(image) Naidu has asked the I&B secretary to look into newspapers' concerns, a ministry statement said. The I&B ministry today said that if needed, it will consult with other relevant ministries to address the issue. It added that it will hold detailed discussions with industry representatives.

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma appointed Director of the CBI

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:21:51 GMT

(image) The three member collegium led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Justice of India Jagdish Singh Khehar on Thursday finally approved the name of Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma as the next Director of country’s premier anti-corruption agency – CBI, even as third member in the panel – Congress leader in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge had opposed to his name.

These were the two best years in India-US ties, says outgoing US ambassador Richard Verma

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 16:08:35 GMT

(image) The outgoing US ambassador Richard Verma said that the last two years have been the best years for India-US bilateral relations. Verma said that during this period, our leaders have met nine times, held three summits, rolled out 100 new initiatives and over 40 government-to-government dialogues.

Dharamsala becomes the second capital of Himachal Pradesh

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 15:56:56 GMT

(image) In a major political decision in the election year, Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh announced that Dharamsala town in Kangra district will be the second state capital. It has a significance and history of its own and fully deserved to be the second capital of the state, he said.

Digi-Dhan Melas: Over 3.81 lakh consumers and 21,000 merchants win Rs 60.9 crore in government's lucky draws

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:52:09 GMT

(image) More than 3.81 lakh consumers and 21,000 merchants have been declared winners of NITI Aayog's lucky draw schemes 'Lucky Grahak Yojana, (LGY) for consumers and 'Digi-Dhan Vyapar Yojana, (DVY) for merchants. The winners were declared at 24 Digi-Dhan Melas held both daily and weekly across the country.

Delhi Police Commissioner Alok Verma appointed Director of the Central Bureau of Investigation

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 14:51:56 GMT

(image) Verma will take over from interim director Rakesh Asthana, who was handed the reins of the investigating agency after former director Anil Sinha retired on December 2. He'll serve for a period of two years.

Zakir Naik likely to be summoned by NIA

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:55:15 GMT

(image) NIA plans to summon controversial Salafist preacher Zakir Naik, living abroad for past several months, for questioning once it had finished scanning and analysing details of 78 bank accounts belonging to him, his NGOs Islamic Research Foundation and UK-based IRF International as well other associates.

Lashkar-e-Taiba behind Uri, Handwara terror attacks, says NIA

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 13:05:47 GMT

(image) The National Investigation Agency has claimed that terror attacks at Army installations in Uri and Handwara in Jammu and Kashmir were carried out by Pakistan-based outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT). Earlier, it was claimed that Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) was behind the attack.