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Karnataka Cong deletes tweet against Modi

Bengaluru: The Congress in Karnataka has deleted a tweet labelling Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an “angootha-chhaap” or illiterate, also expressing regret for what it called an “uncivil tweet” posted by a “novice social media manager”. Karnataka Congress chief DK Shivakumar, withdrawing the party’s controversial post, admitted last night...

Oct 19 · >

US court rejects Nirav Modi plea against fraud charge

Washington: A bankruptcy court in New York has dismissed a petition of fugitive of diamond merchant Nirav Modi and his associates, seeking dismissal of fraud allegations against them. The allegations were made by Richard Levin, the court appointed trustee of three US corporations–Firestar Diamond, Fantasy Inc and A Jaffe–indirectly...

Oct 19 · >

Trump files suit to keep Capitol riot files secret

Washington: Donald Trump is suing to block the release of White House records related to the January 6 insurrection that he was impeached for inciting, according to court documents released Monday. The former president is claiming “executive privilege” to stop former aides giving evidence to Congress, in an escalation...

Oct 19 · >

Army tracking Chinese activities along Arunachal border

Tezpur, Assam: Indian Army’s aviation base with its Heron drones is helping troops keep a hawk-eye on the Chinese activities along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the highly-sensitive Arunachal Pradesh sector. The Army base is also equipped with other important assets, including the ALH Dhruv and its...

Oct 18 · >

Pak army commandos’ hand suspected in Poonch

New Delhi: The ferocity of the fighting between security forces and the group of terrorists holed up in the jungles of Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district for at least eight days suggests the infiltrators were trained by Pakistani commandos, sources in the army and police have said. Nine soldiers...

Oct 18 · >

Heavy rainfall warning In Kerala; red alert in 5 districts

Thiruvananthapuram: Five districts in Kerala are likely to see heavy rain today where a red alert has been sounded. Pathanamthitta, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki , Thrissur ae the districts where there’s heavy rain warning. “Under the influence of the Low pressure area over Southeast Arabian Sea off Kerala coast, the state...

Oct 16 · >

2 terrorists behind killing of civilians shot dead

Srinagar: Two terrorists, allegedly involved in the recent targeted killings of a civilian and a police officer, have been killed in back-to-back encounters in Srinagar by the security forces, the police said. Anti-terrorist operations were launched in Srinagar and Pulwama within a span of three hours in which two...

Oct 16 · >

CWC to okay new full-time chief election

New Delhi: The highest decision-making body of the Congress is expected to give the go-ahead for an organisational election for a full-term chief rather than an interim poll for the post of president when the party’s Working Committee meets on Saturday, sources have told NDTV. Sonia Gandhi, who was...

Oct 16 · >

Modi launches 7 defence firms, says India will be biggest military power

  New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said that 41 Ordnance factories will be converted into 7 government-run corporate entities, in a big move to improve India’s self-reliance and defence preparedness. Launching the 7 new defence firms, he said, “the goal is to make India the world’s biggest...

Oct 15 · >

India behind Pakistan, Bangladesh in Global Hunger Index

New Delhi: India has slipped to 101st position in the Global Hunger Index (GHI) 2021 of 116 countries, from its 2020 position of 94th and is behind its neighbours Pakistan, Bangladesh and Nepal. Eighteen countries, including China, Brazil and Kuwait, shared the top rank with GHI score of less...

Oct 15 · >