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21 October, 2017 11:28 PM 39 Indians missing in Iraq alive, DNA test for kin routine procedure: Centre

The kin of 39 Indians, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul three years ago, have been told to undergo DNA tests. New Delhi: The Government of India has clarified that asking relatives of the 39 Indians who went missing in Mosul, Iraq, three years ago to undergo DNA tests is normal procedure to confirm identification. Both India and Iraq maintain that the 39 Indian 32

21 October, 2017 10:05 PM Parties spar over Mersal

Senior BJP leaders from the State on Friday stepped up their attack against the Vijay-starrer Mersal , which had a record opening on Deepavali day, for certain dialogues mouthed by the actor mocking the Goods and Services Tax regime. Opposition party leaders, however, came out strongly in defence of the film. While the party’s State president Tamilisai 45

21 October, 2017 6:26 PM Have To Remain Prepared To Counter Doklam-Like Situation, Says Army Chief

Jammu: Army chief General Bipin Rawat has said that the Army has to remain prepared to counter any Doklam-like situation along the India-China border. General Rawat, while speaking to reporters at a function in Jammu, also said that the mountain strike corps, designated as 17 Corps, was being raised as a "force of deterrence" and the process of its establishment 30

21 October, 2017 2:18 AM Haryanvi singer’s bro-in-law admits to killing her: Cops

CHANDIGARH: Panipat superintendent of police (SP) Rahul Sharma claimed on Friday that folk singer Harshita Dahiya's brother-in-law had confessed to having her killed as he did not want her to depose in court against him. Dinesh Kumar, who was already in jail for numerous serious offences, including rape and murder, is believed to have told the cops the names 34

21 October, 2017 2:16 AM Parties spar over 'Mersal'

BJP slams movie for mocking GST, digital India initiative Senior BJP leaders from the State on Friday stepped up their attack against the Vijay-starrer Mersal, which had a record opening on Deepavali day, for certain dialogues mouthed by the actor mocking the Goods and Services Tax regime. Opposition party leaders, however, came out strongly in defence 34

20 October, 2017 6:35 PM Delhi UPA netas didn't let me rebuild Kedarnath: PM Narendra Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi blamed the former United Progressive Alliance government for stopping him from carrying out reconstruction of the Kedarnath shrine after the 2013 flash floods when he was chief minister of Gujarat. Modi made a two-hour visit to Kedarnath on Friday, his secondtrip to the shrine in the last six months after the BJP came to power 37

20 October, 2017 2:16 PM Rahul Gandhi's masterclass: How to troll Narendra Modi on Twitter and win followers

In a single tweet, Rahul poured scorn on several Modi catchphrases, about being a watch guard; about neither eating (taking bribes) nor letting anyone eat. As early as September last year, while campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi spoke exclusively to this correspondent on his tour bus. He was talking about how the much-vaunted 45

20 October, 2017 1:45 PM Will not speak on ‘Shah-zada’, says Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhu was referring to an interim injunction granted by an Ahmedabad court on a criminal defamation case filed against ‘The Wire’ by Jay Shah, the son of BJP president Amit Shah. Days after a court restrained news portal The Wire from publishing or broadcasting reports based on an article published by it regarding a company of BJP chief Amit Shah’s 29

20 October, 2017 8:54 AM Ranjit Kumar resigns as solicitor general

Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar, the country’s second highest law officer, resigned on Friday for “personal reasons”. The office of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad received his resignation letter on Friday. While Mr. Kumar confirmed to PTI that he had resigned, sources close to him said it was for “personal reasons”. He was appointed solicitor general 28

20 October, 2017 6:11 AM Delhi chokes on toxic haze despite Diwali fireworks ban

NEW DELHI: New Delhi was shrouded in a thick toxic haze Friday (Oct 20) after a night of frenzied Diwali fireworks sent the air quality plummeting despite a ban on sale of fireworks aimed at thwarting a repeat of an 'airpocalypse'. India's Supreme Court had banned the sale of firecrackers ahead of the Hindu festival of lights to prevent a repeat of last year's 19