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Modi govt slammed for misleading families of missing Indians

New Delhi, Mar 20: Opposition leaders on Tuesday took the Modi government to task for misleading the families of 39 Indians who went missing in Iraq more than three years back by giving them false hopes of they being alive.

The angry Opposition attack came soon after External Affairs Sushma Swaraj told the Rajya Sabha that the 39 Indian...


I had been saying all 39 others were dead: Lone survivor Harjit Masih

Chandigarh, Mar 20: Harjit Masih, the lone survivor who had managed to flee from ISIS captivity in Iraq in June 2014 following his abduction along with 39 other Indians there, today said he had been maintaining for the last three years that all others had been killed.

"I had been saying for the last three years that...

Mumbai rail protest called off, urge students to apply for recruitment: Goyal

New Delhi, Mar 20: Railway Minister Piyush Goyal today said the agitation by students seeking permanent jobs in the railways was called off at 10.35 AM and appealed them to apply for the ongoing recruitment drive that ends on March 31.

With scores of agitating students bringing the rail service in the metropolis to a halt early this morning,...

39 Indians kidnapped in Iraq’s Mosul in 2014 are dead: Sushma Swaraj

New Delhi, Mar 20: External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday declared that 39 Indians, who were missing in Iraq's Mosul since 2014, are dead. ''Out of the 40, who were kidnapped, one person managed to escape, while others were confirmed dead after DNA samples of their relatives matched from the bodies exhumed from a mound, '' EAM Swaraj said...

VK Sasikala's Husband M Natarajan Passes Away in Chennai

Chennai, Mar 20: Husband of jailed AIADMK leader VK Sasikala, M Natarajan, died on Monday night at a corporate hospital. He was 74.

"It is with profound grief and sorrow that we announce the sad demise of Natarajan Maruthappa at 1.35 AM today," an official release issued by Shanmuga Priyan, chief operating officer of Gleneagles Global Health City, said....

Students demanding jobs block railway tracks in Mumbai

Mumbai, Mar 20: Scores of agitated students demanding jobs in railways on Tuesday blocked rail traffic, including suburban services between Matunga and Dadar stations, causing difficulties to lakhs of commuters, a Central Railway official said.

The students blocked the rail track at 7 am in the morning, forcing railway to stop the suburban as well as express trains in...

Kejriwal apologises to Gadkari, seeks closure of defamation case

New Delhi, Mar 19: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union minister Nitin Gadkari on Monday submitted a joint application in Delhi's Patiala House court seeking withdrawal of a defamation case filed by the latter.

The apology comes just three days after the Delhi leader offered an apology to Shiromani Akali Dal leader Bikram Singh Majithia in connection with...

Days after UP bypoll losses, Yogi Adityanath government celebrates 1-year in power

Lucknow, Mar 19: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government will celebrate its first year in office, in Uttar Pradesh (UP), on Monday.

To mark the completion of its first year in office, the UP government will be releasing a film called " Ek Saal-Naee Misaal" and a booklet highlighting its achievements.

A programme will also...

Peace, unity, harmony at core of India's philosophies, says Modi

Jaipur, Mar 19: Peace, unity and harmony are at the core of various philosophies in the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a message on Monday as a "chadar" was offered on his behalf at Sufi saint Hazrat Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti's shrine in Ajmer Sharif.

Union Minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi visited the dargah to offer...

Fourth fodder scam case: Lalu Prasad convicted, Jagannath Mishra acquitted

New Delhi, Mar 19: Lalu Prasad was today convicted by the special CBI court in the fourth fodder scamcase relating to alleged withdrawal of Rs 3.13 crore from the Dumka treasury over two decades ago.

However, former Bihar Chief Minister Jagannath Mishra found not guilty in the case. In total, 12 accused have been convicted, while five have been...