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Rs 389-cr dam collapses; inauguration by Bihar CM cancelled

Patna, Sept 20: The inauguration of the Rs 389.31 crore Ganga pump canal scheme scheduled for today has been cancelled after wall of the canal collapsed during a trial run and inundated areas of a township. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar was scheduled to inaugurate the canal scheme, aimed at providing irrigation facilities in the state and neighbouring Jharkhand....

Kancha Ilaiah booked over book

Vijayawada, Sept 20: The CID on Tuesday registered a case against Kancha Ilaiah under Section 153A IPC (Promoting enmity between different groups based on religion, place and through other means).

The case was based on a complaint by leaders of a certain community who were angry over Ilaiah’s book ‘Komatollu Samajika Smagglarlu’.

The book became...

Unemployment reason for Modi, Trump's rise to power: Rahul Gandhi

Princeton (US), Sept 20: Leaders like Narendra Modi and Donald Trump are being elected all over the world as the people are in pain due to unemployment, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi said today, but stressed that even the prime minister was not doing enough to solve the key problem facing India.

Gandhi, 47, who is in the US...

Dera Sacha mass grave has 600 skeletons, reveals godman’s aide

Chandigarh, Sept 30: Dirty and horrific secrets from Gurmeet Ram Rahim's Dera Sacha Sauda's closet are tumbling out on a daily basis. The latest: nearly 600 skeletons are buried inside the Dera headquarters in Sirsa.

The dreadful revelation has been made by a trusted aide of Gurmeet Ram Rahim during interrogation by Special Investigation Team (SIT).

Former Dera...

Heavy rains hit airport operations, many flights affected

Mumbai, Sept 20: Flight operations at the Mumbai airport remain affected for the second day today following heavy rains that continue to lash the metropolis. The skidding of a SpiceJet aircraft on the main runway (09/27) last night compounded the problem further as it forced the private airport operator to shift operations to the secondary runway, which can carry out...

Rs 389 crore dam collapses a day before inauguration

Bhagalpur, Sept 20: In a shocking turn of events, the 389.31 crore worth Gateshwar Panth Canal Project, which was all set to be inaugurated by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, suffered a major blow as a part of the dam collapsed just 24 hours before the inaugural ceremony.

Stirring the administrative head, Minister of Water Resources, Lallan Singh said,...

Dawood's brother Iqbal Kaskar held in connection with extortion case

Mumbai, Sept 19: The Thane City police detained fugitive underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar on Monday night allegedly on charges of extortion from a property developer.

The police's anti extortion cell (AEC), headed by recently inducted and former encounter specialist Pradeep Sharma, picked up Kaskar from south Mumbai along with some of his aides. The case was...

Dera violence: Honeypreet tops list of 43 'Most Wanted'

Chandigarh, Sept 18: Jailed Dera Sacha Sauda chief's adopted daughter Honeypreet Insan tops the list of 43 persons 'wanted' by the Haryana Police in connection with incidents of violence that followed Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's conviction in a rape case.

Earlier, a lookout notice was issued against Honeypreet Insan and Dera spokesman Aditya Insan, whose name also figures in...

Maya Kodnani was not present in Naroda Gam on day of riots: Amit Shah tells court

New Delhi, Sept 18: Defending Maya Kodnani in 2002 Naroda Gam riot case, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, who appeared at Ahmedabad Sessions Court on Monday, as a defence witness, said that the former Gujarat minister was not present in Naroda Gam, on the day riots broke out.

As per the reports of ANI, Shah claimed that...


Marshal Arjan Singh, hero of 1965 war, laid to rest with full state honours

New Delhi, Sept 18: An indebted nation on Monday paid homage to Marshal of the Indian Air Force, Arjan Singh, who was laid to rest with full state honours at Delhi's Brar Square.

Arjan Singh had passed away at the Army's Research and Referral Hospital on Saturday. As a mark of respect to the departed son of the 'Mother...