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12 September, 2017 11:25 AM 'Human rights champions should report on Bengal violence'

KOLKATA: Taking a dig at human rights "champions", BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday asked them to come out of Delhi and report the "violence" perpetrated on his party activists in West Bengal by the ruling Trinamool Congress. "I would like to appeal to human rights champions across the world, that whenever and wherever something happens, for hours 60

12 September, 2017 10:34 AM The disaster next door

In a span of two weeks, almost 300,000 Rohingya have crossed over to Bangladesh from the northern Rakhine state in Myanmar, putting Bangladesh under immense strain and compelling the refugees to find shelter in squalid, unsanitary camps scattered along the Myanmar-Bangladesh border. Excluded from the 135 officially recognised ethnic groups, the Rohingya 122

12 September, 2017 5:48 AM ‘1,730 dengue, 423 chikungunya cases so far in Delhi’

A total of 1,730 dengue and 432 chikungunya cases have been reported in the national capital so far, according to the civic agencies on Monday. Among the total cases, 829 patients are from Delhi while 901 others at Delhi hospitals are from neighbouring states. Similarly, for chikungunya cases, 259 patients are from Delhi while 173 patients are from other 125

12 September, 2017 1:50 AM BJP, Sangh Parivar had no role in Gauri's killing: BS Yeddyurappa

BENGALURU: Six days after the killing of Gauri Lankesh, former Maoists Sirimane Nagaraj and Noor Shridhar accused the rightwing of conspiring to murder the journalist, and BJP state chief BS Yeddyurappa termed such allegations baseless. Yeddyurappa said the charges against his party and the Sangh Parivar were ridiculous. "Let me make it clear the BJP or Sangh 87

11 September, 2017 4:04 PM Badminton Association of India honour for Prakash Padukone

The Lifetime Achievement Award will carry ₹10 lakh The Badminton Association of India has chosen Prakash Padukone for its first-ever Lifetime Achievement Award. “Every year, the BAI will honour a person who has contributed immensely to the sport. And at our core committee meeting today, we have chosen Prakash Padukone for our first-ever lifetime achievement 73

11 September, 2017 11:05 AM 'Green shoots of peace' visible in Kashmir Valley: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the "green shoots of peace" were sprouting in Jammu and Kashmir and he was hopeful that there would soon be an end to the violence and unrest in the state. "After meeting the delegations and holding meetings here, I understand that the situation in Kashmir has greatly improved. I don't want to claim 82

11 September, 2017 4:55 AM Over 100 Army officers move Supreme Court claiming ‘discrimination’ in promotion

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman faces a new challenge as over 100 lieutenant colonels and majors of the Army have moved the Supreme Court over alleged “discrimination and injustice” in promotion of officers of the services corps. “This act of Army and Union government (discrimination in promotion) has created tremendous injustice to the petitioners 45

10 September, 2017 7:27 PM Shivamogga, Bhadravati, Tirthahalli see heavy rain

Widespread rain was recorded in Shivamogga, Bhadravati and Tirthahalli taluks on Sunday. Bhadravati city received 6 cm of rainfall in past 24 hours while 3 cm of rainfall was recorded in Shivamogga city during this period. The water level in Linganamakki and Bhadra reservoirs rose by 1 ft each in the past 48 hours owing to the torrential downpour in their 44

10 September, 2017 3:02 PM Senior Dera functionary held, search on for Honeypreet

CHANDIGARH: Haryana police have arrested Govind, a member of the state body of the Dera Sacha Sauda, Sirsa, for allegedly inciting violence on August 25 in Panchkula after sect chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted in rape case. Meanwhile, efforts continued to trace the Dera chief's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan, against whom a lookout notice 199

10 September, 2017 2:40 PM National Conference delegation calls on Rajnath Singh, raises issue of Article 35A

SRINAGAR: A delegation of the opposition National Conference, led by former chief minister Omar Abdullah, conveyed to Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh the party's concern over the Centre's ambiguity in defending Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 35A of the Constitution. The delegation called on Singh, who is on a four-day visit to the state 179