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Clerics lay stress on unity, harmony as Muslims celebrate Eid al-Adha in coastal Karnataka

Mangaluru/Udupi, Sept 1: Eid al-Adha, the festival of sacrifice, was celebrated with religious fervor across coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and some parts of neighboring districts on Friday. In their sermons, the clerics stressed for unity and communal harmony while delivering the message of the Eid.

Locally known as ‘Bakrid’, the second major festival of...

Three ministers resign ahead of Cabinet rejig

New Delhi, Sept 1: Three Union ministers submitted their resignations on Thursday ahead of the Cabinet reshuffle.

Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Kalraj Mishra and Minister of State for Water Resources Sanjeev Balyan submitted their resignations.

A source said BJP president Amit Shah had called...

Rash driving: Yeddyurappa’s son and BJP MLA B Y Raghavendra’s car kills pedestrian

Davangere, Sept 1: A pedestrian was killed on the spot when he was knocked down by an SUV in which Shikaripur MLA B Y Raghavendra was travelling.

The deceased has been identified as Suresh (24), a resident of Madapura village.

The accident occurred near Madapura Cross in Honnali taluk when the MLA was heading towards...

Class 3 boy slapped 40 times by teacher in UP school

Lucknow, Aug 31: A little boy is slapped mercilessly and repeatedly, without pause, by his teacher in a video from a classroom in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow, allegedly for not responding to the attendance call. The Class 3 student was struck 40 times by the enraged teacher, according to his family and classmates.

"She is not a...

Musharraf hints Dawood Ibrahim in Karachi, asks 'Why should we help India?'

Lahore, Aug 31: A day after Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi said that Dawood Ibrahim is in Pakistan, the former president of the country Pervez Musharraf, has asserted that the fugitive underworld don is in Karachi.

While talking to a Pakistani news channel, Musharraf said, "India has been accusing Pakistan for long. Why should we now become good and...

11 killed in Mumbai building collapse, at least 30 still trapped

Mumbai, Aug 31: At least 11 persons died and more than 30 others are still feared trapped after more than a century-old building caved in off the Pakmodia Street in Bhendi Bazaar near the Sir JJ Hospital in south Mumbai on Thursday.

The 117-year-old Husaini Building was redeveloped by the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Trust (SBUT) controlled by the Bohri...

Robert Vadra to face CBI heat as probe to begin in Bikaner land deals case

New Delhi, Aug 31: After registering a case against RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav and AAP minister Satyendra Jain, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is now going to probe the land scam involving Robert Vadra, the son-in law of Congress president Sonia Gandhi. The CBI registered 18 FIRs on Wednesday after the BJP-led Rajasthan government asked for a probe...

1K notes worth Rs 89 million never returned to banks after ban

Mumbai, Aug 30: Around 89 million ₹1,000 banknotes were never returned after the demonetisation exercise, data released in the Reserve Bank of India’s annual report showed.

There were 6,326 million pieces of ₹1,000 in circulation as on March-end 2016. In 2016-2017, another 925 million pieces were supplied in the system by the printing presses. This effectively means only 1.2%...

Yogi kicks up controversy as 340 children die in govt hospitals in one month

Lucknow, Aug 30: Facing flak from different quarters, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday kicked up a massive controversy amid reports of the death of 340 children, mostly new born at two state government hospitals, including the dreaded BRD Medical College hospital, within a span of one month.

According to the official records, as many...


I object to using of term Hindu terror or saffron terror: Rajiv Mehrishi

New Delhi, Aug 30: Outgoing Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi on Wednesday objected to linking religion with terrorism, saying there is no colour to terror and it is not right to describe it as "saffron" or any other colour.

Mehrishi, who will demit office on Thursday, also said Pakistan was fomenting trouble in Jammu and Kashmir but dismissed the theory...