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'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...

VHP man announces Rs 50 lakh booty on Swami Omji’s head

Shahjahanpur, Sept 17: The district secretary of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) in Shahjahanpur has announced a reward of ₹50 lakh for anyone who brings him the head of controversial self-proclaimed godman and Bigg Boss contestant Swami Omji. Rajesh Misra, who also burnt an effigy of Omji on Monday, said that godmen like Omji were a blot on Hinduism and should...


Over 6 crore EPFO members to get 8.65% interest for 2018-19: Labour minister

New Delhi, Sept 17: Labour Minister Santosh Gangwar on Tuesday said over 6 crore EPFO members will get 8.65 per cent interest on their deposits for 2018-19.

The Central Board of Trustees -- the apex decision-making body of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) -- had approved 8.65 per cent interest rate for the last fiscal in...

Prime Minister Modi turns 69 today, will spend most of his day in Gujarat

New Delhi, Sept 17: Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned 69 on Tuesday and was greeted by several leaders, including Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and BJP president and Home Minister Amit Shah.

In his message, Naidu said the nation is making steady progress under Modi's able leadership.

Shah described Modi as a leader with...

Rupee Slips 28 Paise to 71.88 against USD in Early Trade amid Rising Demand for Dollar after Saudi Oil Attacks

Mumbai, Sept 17: The rupee opened on a cautious note and fell 28 paise to 71.88 against the US dollar in early trade on Tuesday amid rising demand for the US dollar vis-a-vis other currencies overseas.

Forex traders said the drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities have enthused demand for safe heaven assets like the US...

Gold rallies Rs 460 on weak rupee, nears Rs 39k

New Delhi, Sept 16: Gold on September 16 climbed Rs 460 to Rs 38,860 per 10 gram in the national capital on a weak rupee and higher oil prices, which led to investors opting for safe haven commodities, according to HDFC Securities.

In the bullion market here, gold prices for 24 Karat rose to Rs 38,860 per 10 gram...

Ex-J&K CM Farooq Abdullah charged under tough act, may be held for 2 yr

Srinagar, Sept 16: Former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Farooq Abdullah has now been detained under the stringent Public Safety Act (PSA), which enables authorities to detain any individual for two years without trial, sources said on Monday.

The 81-year-old patron of the National Conference has been under house arrest since August 5 when the Centre announced...

Former Andhra Pradesh Speaker Siva Prasad Rao commits suicide

Sept 16: Former Andhra Pradesh Assembly Speaker Kodela Siva Prasad Rao, who was at the centre of a row over alleged theft of assembly property, is said to have committed suicide on Monday.

According to the police sources, Rao hanged himself at his residence here. He was taken to a private hospital, where he was declared dead....