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  • BJP leader Nirmal Chandra Mondal threatens Mamata Banerjee, party says 'don't support violence'

    4 August, 2018 4:49 PM 27

    Mondal sparked a row on Friday after he threatened Mamata's nephew  Kolkata: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president for West Bengal Dilip Ghosh on Saturday said that they do not support party leader Nirmal Chandra Mondal's statement against Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. BJP leader from West Bengal Mondal sparked a row on Friday after he threatened

  • Sonia Gandhi unwell, skips Congress Working Committee meeting

    4 August, 2018 6:21 AM 32

    New Delhi: UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi skipped Saturday's meeting of the Congress Working Committee here, reportedly due to health issues. While the nature of her medical problem is not known, Sonia Gandhi was not among the high-level officials of the party which met at the All India Congress Committee headquarters. Among those present, though, were Congress

  • Four terrorists gunned down after encounter breaks out in J&K's Shopian

    4 August, 2018 2:38 AM 46

    A day after a fierce gunbattle between security forces and terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian, fresh round of firings were reportedly heard on Saturday morning here. Four terrorists have been gunned down, apart from one killed on Friday. The firing was heard in Killora village where security forces had exchanged fire with terrorists on Friday

  • Second wave of floods hits Assam, over 90,000 people affected

    3 August, 2018 3:53 PM 43

    Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Friday reviewed the flood situation in Assam. Guwahati: Close to 90,000 people have been hit in Assam as a second wave of floods ravaged the state, affecting 153 villages in six districts including Dhemaji, Lakhimpur, Darrang, Golaghat, Sivsagar and Charaideo. The Assam State Disaster Management Authority (ASDMA)

  • 12 girls schools burnt down in Pakistan's restive Gilgit-Baltistan

    3 August, 2018 12:00 PM 42

    The schools in Chilas town, about 130-kilometre from Gilgit, were targeted late on Thursday night by the militants who set them on fire and damaged school property across Diamer district, police said. KARACHI/ISLAMABAD: Twelve schools, half of them all-girls', have been burnt down by unidentified militants in coordinated attacks in Pakistan's restive

  • Social media communication hub policy withdrawn: Centre tells Supreme Court

    3 August, 2018 8:33 AM 42

    The proposal to create a Social Media Communication Hub has been withdrawn, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday. NEW DELHI: The proposal to create a 'Social Media Communication Hub' has been withdrawn, the Centre told the Supreme Court on Friday. “Social media hub policy would be reviewed by government,” Attorney General K K Venugopal told a three-bench

  • Reliance Jio GigaFiber monthly plans leaked; pre-bookings start on August 15

    3 August, 2018 5:37 AM 41

    Jio GigaFiber Service promises to transform digital experiences for home users. New Delhi: After shaking mobile telephony with free voice calls and dirt cheap data, Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani unveiled an ultra high-speed fixed line fiber broadband for homes and enterprises across 1,100 cities on July 5 at the 41st annual general meeting

  • Part of media centre of Congress office in Lucknow painted white from saffron

    3 August, 2018 5:03 AM 43

    There is no explanation about why the colours have been changed. Lucknow: A portion of the media centre of Congress here was recently painted saffron colour. Now, it is white. Colours may have a certain sense of symbolism and saffron is a hue mostly associated with the BJP. And while Congress has not explained why the saffron colour at its media centre

  • LCA Tejas for Indian Navy tests arrestor hook, gets ready for carrier operations

    2 August, 2018 11:37 AM 62

    In December 2016, the Navy had expressed its unhappiness over the naval version of LCA Tejas and claimed that the fighter was "too heavy". New Delhi: The indigenous Light Combat Aircraft (LCA) Tejas (NP2) for the Indian Navy is getting ready for aircraft carrier operations with the fighter undergoing tests to prove the arrestor hook system at Shore Based

  • 2 new BlackBerry smartphones arrive in India

    2 August, 2018 10:31 AM 40

    New Delhi: Home-grown company Optiemus Infracom, which manufactures and distributes BlackBerry-branded handsets, on Thursday launched "Evolve" and "Evolve X" smartphones in India for Rs 24,990 and Rs 34,990, respectively. The devices are designed and manufactured at Optiemus' facility in Noida. "Our strategy to partner locally and license the design