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200 armed force personnel becoming disabled from injury

New Delhi, Jul 16: Nearly 200 armed forces personnel become disabled every year, a senior doctor for the forces has said, citing road accidents and snow avalanche, especially in hilly terrains, and battle injuries as the prime reasons.

Lt Gen Bipin Puri, Director General of the Armed Forces Medical Service, said the disability armed forces personnel suffer are not...

India doesn't need 'Bechara' like Kumaraswamy: Jaitley

New Delhi, July 16: Union Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday noted that India's leader cannot be a 'Bechara' (weak person).

Jaitley's comment came days after Karnataka Chief Minister HD Kumaraswamy broke down expressed his unhappiness at holding the Chief Minister's position in the Congress-Janata Dal (Secular) coalition government in the state.

"Listening to these statements of an Honourable...

Wrong to impose GST on international air tickets: IATA

New Delhi, Jul 16: Global airlines' body IATA has strongly opposed levying of GST on international air tickets, dubbing the taxation as "wrong" as it contravenes many global agreements to which India is a party. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) represents more than 280 airlines in different parts of the world. Its members include Air India, Jet Airways and...

PM Modi Attacks Mamata, Says Nothing Can be Achieved in Bengal Without Approval of 'Syndicate'

Kolkata, Jul 16: Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a rally in West Bengal’s Midnapore on Monday is what is being seen as the start of the BJP's campaign in the east for the general elections next year.

The BJP won just two seats out of 42 in the last Lok Sabha elections in the state. As it looks east...

"Sick Mentality": Congress Tears Into PM's "Party For Muslim Men" Remark

New Delhi, Jul 16: The Congress on Sunday launched a blistering attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his comment that it was "a party for Muslim men", saying it reflected that he was a "peddler of untruths" with a "sick mentality". At a rally in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh on Saturday, the Prime Minister raised a contentious media report that...

Air Hostess jumps off terrace, family alleges dowry harassment

New Delhi, Jul 16: A female flight attendant allegedly committed suicide after jumping from the terrace of her residence in south Delhi's Hauz Khas.

Anisiya Batra was in her 40s and worked with a German airline. She allegedly jumped from the terrace of her house on Friday, police said.

Her husband rushed her to a nearby hospital, where...

3 years in row, no claimants for India-linked dormant Swiss bank accounts

Zurich/New Delhi, Jul 16: It is the third year since Swiss banks made public a list of accounts lying dormant without any trace of owners and no claimant has come forward for those with Indian links, even as a political slugfest continues in India over alleged black money parked there.

The list of all such accounts -- of Swiss...

'PM Modi's sick mindset an issue of national concern'

New Delhi, July 15: The Congress Party on Sunday criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi for calling it a "Muslim party", and said that his "sick mindset" was an issue of national concern.

"With his statements, the Prime Minister not only disrespects history but also undermines the achievements of India. This sick mindset of his is an issue of national...

PM Modi inaugurates Bansagar canal project, lays foundation for Mirzapur medical college

Mirzapur, Jul 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Bansagar canal project and laid the foundation stone for Mirzapur medical college in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday.

Mr. Modi, while addressing a public meeting in Mirzapur after the inauguration, attacked the previous governments headed by Opposition parties, accusing them of neglecting the people and not completing development projects on time....

Rajinikanth for 'One Nation One Election'

Chennai, July 15: Actor turned politician Rajinikanth on Sunday extended his support to the One-Nation-One- Election theory and said that this move will surely save public funds.

Taking to Twitter, the Tamil actor said, "I support One Nation One Election. This will save money and time."

Recently, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had also came out in support...