Odia IFS officer serving as Ambassador to Tajikistan, Biraja Prasad, dies after heart attack

Published on Feb 13 2016 // India
Report by Odisha Diary bureau, Bhubaneswar: 1998 batch Odia IFS officer serving as Ambassador to Tajikistan, Biraja Prasad, dies after heart attack. Biraja Prasad from Odisha belonging to the Indian Foreign Service of 1998 batch. Prasad has had diplomatic assignments in various capacities in Indian...

Khadoor Sahib bypoll: 25 per cent voting recorded till 12 pm

Published on Feb 13 2016 // India
Voting began on a slow note for the bypoll to Khadoor Sahib constituency here on Saturday. Around 13 per cent of voting has been recorded till 11 am. Meanwhile, voting was going on peacefully and no untoward incident was reported so far. SAD candidate Ravinder Singh Brahmpura, his father MP Ranjit Singh...

National Herald case: Gandhis to face trial after SC refuses to put criminal proceedings on hold

Published on Feb 13 2016 // India
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday refused to put on hold criminal proceedings against Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi and others in the National Herald case but expunged all adverse observations, inferences and conclusions by the high court. The Congress expressed satisfaction...

PM Narendra Modi Opens ‘Make In India’ Centre In Mumbai

Published on Feb 13 2016 // India
NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is in Mumbai today where he will formally launch the ‘Make in India’ Week, a week-long series of events to showcase India as a preferred manufacturing destination to the world. Here are 10 things that you need to know about the week-long series of...

2 soldiers, 4 terrorists killed in Kupwara district

Published on Feb 13 2016 // India
Two Army personnel were martyred and four terrorists were killed today during an encounter between militants and security forces in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir. A gunbattle broke out after police assisted by army launched a cordon and search operation at Marseri village in Chowkibal area following...

Nothing will happen to Lakhvi, Hafiz: handlers told Headley

Published on Feb 13 2016 // India
Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley today said that his handlers told him that “nothing will happen against” Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi and Hafiz Saeed and that actions taken by Pakistan Federal Investigation Agency against them and other LeT members in 26/11 case are “superficial”...

Met Headley outside Sena Bhawan for 2 mins: Ex-Sena member

Published on Feb 13 2016 // India
A former member of Shiv Sena, whose name was mentioned by David Headley while testifying in the special court, said he had met the Pakistani-American terrorist outside the Sena Bhawan just for two minutes and flatly declined his request to gain access into the building. Headley told the court that he...

Pro-Afzal Guru sloganeering: JNUSU fight gets intense, AISA denies making anti-national slogans

Published on Feb 13 2016 // India
New Delhi: Who raised anti-national slogans in Jawaharlal Nehru University on 9 February? As the campus virtually turned into a battleground on Friday with the right wing Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and a section of the JNU Students’ Union (JNUSU) and the Left-affiliated All India Students’...

Shani Shingnapur agitation: Bhumata Brigade’s Trupti Desai gets threat letter warning her of Dabholkar-like fate

Published on Feb 12 2016 // India
Mumbai: Bhumata Brigade president Trupti Desai, who is spearheading the agitation against the Shani Shingnapur temple authorities seeking the end of 400-year-old tradition of not allowing women into the sanctum sanctorum, has received an anonymous threat letter on Friday warning her of dire consequences...

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy Promises Free Rice For Poor In Budget

Published on Feb 12 2016 // India
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy in his budget today promised to provide 25 kilograms of free rice from the next fiscal to all families below the poverty line. His budget proposals revolved around his pet slogan — development and care. He set aside Rs. 100 crore for a new...

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