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Cong approaches EC seeking safety, security of its Guj MLAs

New Delhi, Aug 3: The Congress today approached the Election Commission asking it to ensure the safety and security of its MLAs from Gujarat, ahead of the August 8 Rajya Sabha election in the state. The party also alleged that its MLAs from Gujarat, who have found a safe haven in a Karnataka resort, were being terrorised and intimidated by...

We will provide security to Ma’adani, says Kerala after Karnataka police seek Rs 15L

Thiruvananthapuram, Aug 3: The Kerala government on Wednesday informed Karnataka that it was ready to provide security to People's Democratic Party leader Abdul Nasser Ma’adani, jailed in connection with Bengaluru blast case, during his visit to the state.

Abdul Nasser Ma’adani (51), an under-trial lodged in Bengaluru prison in connection with the 2008 serial blasts case, has...

Cabinet clears proxy vote proposal for NRIs; to be placed before Parliament

New Delhi, Aug 3: The Union Cabinet has cleared a proposal to extend proxy voting to overseas Indians by amending electoral laws. If the proposal passes political muster in Parliament, NRIs will be able to exercise their voting rights through “proxy”.

For overseas Indians, the Representation of the People Act needs to be amended to include proxy...

4, including 2 Army men, killed in J&K encounters

Srinagar, Aug 3: Two Army men, including a major, were killed and another jawan was injured when militants opened fire on a search party of security forces in Shopian district of south Kashmir, police said on Thursday.

In an another shoot-out in Kulgam, two militants killed, police said.

A cordon and search operation was...

Youth Cong ‘raids’ I-T office in Mangaluru hours after I-T raid on DKS

Mangaluru, Aug 2: A group of activists from Youth Congress on Wednesday “raided” the office of Income Tax Department in Mangaluru, accusing the department of being a tool to silence the voice against BJP.

The activists vandalized the office premises hours after the unexpected I-T raids on residences, resort and offices of Congress leader and Energy...

Google’s Rs 1.44-cr offer: It’s a mistake, parents tell authorities

Chandigarh, Aug 2: The parents of 16-year-old Harshit Sharma, who was in news after he claimed he had bagged an offer from Google, told Chandigarh administration that it was a mistake and the boy hadn’t got any such offer from the search engine giant.

“His mother called me up to say ‘It’s a mistake. The boy committed...

PFI slaps legal notice on Times Now over ‘baseless allegations’

New Delhi, Aug 2: Popular Front of India has sent legal notice to Times Now television channel for telecasting report against the organization with “baseless allegations.”

Times Now telecasted a news report on 23rd June in its prime time as well as in the online portal under the heading of “Upfront India: How was a conversion...


Athira returns home as Ayisha after High Court upholds her right to follow Islam

Kasaragod, Aug 2: A college student, who had to leave her home to study Islam in Kasaragod, has now returned home after the Kerala High Court assured her that she would be allowed follow any faith.

Athira, who now prefers to be known as Ayisha, appeared before the Court after her father had filed a Habeas Corpus...


Muslim student leader shot dead in broad daylight; CM calls for peace

Guwahati, Aug 2: Miscreants shot dead president of All Bodoland Territorial Council Muslim Student's Union Lafiqul Islam Ahmed at Kokrajhar town in broad daylight on Tuesday. The ethnically volatile Bodo heartland witnessed spontaneous protests across the minority-dominated pockets of the state, within hours the incident.

Eyewitnesses said that the student leader was sitting at his shop at...


No report from Kerala govt on political violence yet: Centre

New Delhi, Aug 1: The Kerala government has so far not sent any report to the Centre over the recent political violence in the state despite being asked for it twice, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

Minister of State for Home Affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir told the House that incidents of violence due...