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25 May, 2017 9:54 AM Sanjay Mitra takes over as Defence Secretary

New Delhi: New Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra took charge on Thursday, succeeding G. Mohan Kumar. Mitra, a 1982 batch IAS officer of the West Bengal cadre, was announced as the new Defence Secretary on May 10. Mitra, who was the Road and Transport Secretary, was appointed as Officer on Special duty in the Defence Ministry on May 10 and took over as the Defence 19

25 May, 2017 9:34 AM Fadnavis' helicopter crash-lands in Latur, CM escapes unhurt

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today had a narrow escape when his helicopter got entangled in overhead wires and crash-landed in Latur district after the pilot tried to descend due to bad weather, soon after take-off. The accident occurred when the helicopter, which had six persons on board including two crew members, was landing at Nilanga 15

25 May, 2017 5:17 AM Minister, MLAs, cops at wedding of Dawood niece, raise eyebrows

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com MUMBAI: BJP leader and medical education minister Girish Mahajan, known to be a trusted aide of chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, and ten police officers found themselves embroiled in a controversy on Wednesday for attending the marriage of a relative of fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim 22

25 May, 2017 2:17 AM Manchester Bombing Probe Expands With Arrests Of Suspects On Two Continents

The arrests stretched from the normally quiet lanes of a northern English town to the bustling streets of Tripoli in Libya. The investigation into a suicide blast that killed at least 22 people at a pop concert dramatically widened Wednesday, with security services on two continents rounding up suspects amid fears that the bombmaker who devised the bolt-spewing 23

24 May, 2017 10:31 PM We should allow our Army officers to take a decision on the spot: Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Reiterating its strong defence of Major Leetul Gogoi, the Army officer at the centre of a controversy over tying an alleged stone-pelter to a jeep to rescue trapped polling staff and local police in Budgam, the government said military officers should be allowed to take decisions in war-like areas. "Well, military solutions are to be provided 20

24 May, 2017 4:00 PM Jet Airways introduces third Mumbai-London non-stop flight

New Delhi: Private airline major Jet Airways on Wednesday announced introduction of its third non-stop daily service between Mumbai and London Heathrow, effective from October 29. The airline will deploy Boeing 777-300ER -- the biggest aircraft in its fleet -- on this route, the statement added. According to the airline, the new flight will boost Jet Airways 23

24 May, 2017 3:39 PM India, Pakistan maintain high operational military readiness along LoC

Both India and Pakistan continue to maintain high operational military readiness along the volatile Line of Control (loC), with daily cross-border firing duels becoming the norm. NEW DELHI: Both India and Pakistan continue to maintain high operational military readiness along the volatile Line of Control (loC), with daily cross-border firing duels becoming 21

24 May, 2017 3:28 PM Father of suspected Manchester bomber says son is innocent

Generate Enquiries for your Business by Listing on Economictimes.com CAIRO: The father of the 22-year-old Briton who police say bombed a concert in Manchester insisted Wednesday that his son was innocent and just had been preparing to go on a pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia. Ramadan Abedi, 51, also known by his nom de guerre of Abu Ismail, spoke to The Associated 28

24 May, 2017 1:06 PM Saharanpur: Yogi Adityanath government removes top cop a day after fresh clashes killed a Dalit

The Yogi Adityanath government has removed Saharanpur SSP Subhash Chandra Dubey. SSP Muzaffarnagar Babloo Kumar has been asked to camp in the violence-hit district. In the wake of fresh clashes between the Dalits and the Rajputs in which one person was killed on Tuesday, the Yogi Adityanath government has removed Saharanpur SSP Subhash Chandra Dubey 21

24 May, 2017 11:43 AM Paresh Rawal deletes tweet on Arundhati Roy

Bollywood actor and BJP MP Paresh Rawal has deleted his controversial tweet suggesting that instead of a Kashmiri stone-pelter, author Arundhati Roy should be tied to an Army jeep. "Instead of tying (a) stone-pelter on the Army jeep, tie Arundhati Roy," Paresh Rawal wrote on the micro-blogging site, triggering an online outrage. Roy has been a vocal 19