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Terror groups seal shops, paste posters in Kashmir valley

Srinagar, Sept 18: Incidents of terrorists sealing shops and posters, both handwritten and typed, being pasted in markets, mosques and other areas with do and don't diktats have become a regular feature in Kashmir Valley, say officials.

There have also been instances of armed militants walking into shops to warn owners to keep shutters down and barging...

Seat-sharing row: Shiv Sena rakes up issues to put BJP in dock

Mumbai, Sept 18: Amid talks of the BJP seeking more seats than the Shiv Sena for the upcoming Maharashtra polls, the Uddhav Thackeray-led party is trying to corner the senior ally over the Aarey land, induction of several political leaders and the Ram temple issues.

The BJP, however, said the Sena needs to look at things practically in view...

Modi’s Birthday overshadowed flood victims’ woes: Medha Patkar

Bhopal, Sept 18: Taking a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his supporters, social activist Medha Patkar who is leading the Narmada Bachao Andolan has said that Modi's birthday celebrations overshadowed the grief of those affected by the Sardar Sarovar Dam project.

Patkar has alleged that around 192 villages in three districts of Madhya Pradesh -- Dhar, Barwani...

Don't impose Hindi; common language not possible in India: Rajinikanth

Sept 18: Veteran actor Rajinikanth on September 18 said the concept of a common langauge in India was not possible and asserted any attempts of Hindi imposition will not be only be resisted by southern states, but even many in the North.

The actor's remarks came in response to Union Home Minister Amit Shah's recent pitch for Hindi as...

When Mamata met PM Modi's helpless wif

Kolkata, Sept 18: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi's wife at the city airport before boarding her flight to New Delhi and they exchanged pleasantries.

Jashodaben was leaving the city after a two-day visit to Dhanbad in neighbouring Jharkhand, a source close to the Chief Minister said.

"It was a chance...

Development should not be at cost of citizens: Aaditya

Thane, Sept 18: Asserting that development should not be at the cost of citizens and environment, Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray has said his party opposed the Nanar refinery project in Maharashtra as "sons of the soil" were against it.

The proposed Rs 3 lakh crore refinery at Nanar in the state's Ratnagiri district was scrapped earlier...

Kashmir may not be major topic in Modi-Xi summit: China

Beijing, Sept 18: China on Tuesday said the Kashmir issue may not be a “major topic” of discussion during the planned 2nd informal summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Xi Jinping, notwithstanding the high voltage campaign by its close ally Pakistan over India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Tension between India and Pakistan escalated...

'Pakistan would not have existed if Savarkar was PM'

Mumbai, Sept 18: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Tuesday said Pakistan would not have come into existence had Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar been the country's Prime Minister at the time, and demanded that he be awarded Bharat Ratna.

Thackeray was speaking at the launch of a biography titled "Savarkar: Echoes From A Forgotten Past".


Petrol, diesel prices likely shoot up over Rs 5 a litre

New Delhi, Sept 17: Following the largest ever-disruption of crude production in Saudi Arabia amid drone attacks on its key facilities, prices of petrol and diesel in India may shoot up by ₹5 to 6 a litre in next fortnight, experts said on Monday.

A recent report by Kotak said that in light of the sharp rise in international...


‘Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas’ was created with a malicious intent: Muslim parties tell SC

New Delhi, Sept 17: The Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas was created in 1985, with a malicious intent, in order to damage the title of the Nirmohi Akhara, the Muslim parties argued in the Supreme Court on Monday, trying to draw a wedge between the Akhara and other Hindu parties associated with the Ayodhya title dispute

Senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, appearing...