Nirav Modi in UK, CBI seeks extradition

Nirav Modi in UK, CBI seeks extradition

New Delhi, August 20 (IANS) Fugitive diamond jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted in the Rs 13,500 crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) fraud, is in the United Kingdom, the Interpol has confirmed, prompting the CBI to seek his extradition, officials said on Monday.   According to a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) official, the UK authorities confirmed […]

4,320 rescued in Kodagu; rescue work in final phase

Kodagu (Karnataka), August 20 (IANS) About 4,320 marooned people have been rescued till Monday morning in flood-hit Kodagu district in Karnataka as the rescue work entered its final stage in search of nearly 50 persons reportedly missing or stranded, an official said.   “The rescue work has entered its final stage. The 4,320 who have […]

Flood-hit Kerala faces huge clean-up, fear of disease

Flood-hit Kerala faces huge clean-up, fear of disease

A woman cries as she holds her son after they were evacuated from a flooded area in Aluva in Kerala, India, August 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram    KOCHI/NEW DELHI, India, August 20 (Reuters) – Indian health authorities prepared defences against the spread of disease in flood-hit Kerala state on Monday as water receded and a huge […]

Modi calls for talks in letter to Imran Khan: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister

Modi calls for talks in letter to Imran Khan: Pakistan’s Foreign Minister

Pakistan’s new Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi listens during a news conference at the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad, Pakistan August 20, 2018. (REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood)   ISLAMABAD, August 20 (Reuters):  Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for dialogue with Pakistan in a letter to its newly elected leader and Pakistan also saw talks with its old […]

2 Haryana youths detained over attack on Umar Khalid

2 Haryana youths detained over attack on Umar Khalid

Umar Khalid (File Photo) They were detained days after their self-confession video went viral on social media, Delhi police says   New Delhi, August 20 (IANS): The Delhi Police has detained two youth from Haryana for their murderous attack on Jawaharlal Nehru University student leader Umar Khalid, days after their self-confession video went viral, an […]

Back series GDP data not official estimates: Statistics Ministry

New Delhi, August 19 (IANS) In the light of a controversy over back series GDP numbers published this week showing that the Indian economy performed better during previous UPA rule, the government said on Sunday that these are “not official estimates” and that the official data would be released later.   Referring to the data […]

Kerala toll 370, over 7 lakh in camps

Kerala toll 370, over 7 lakh in camps

Indian citizens show placards in support of the people of Kerala during Pope Francis’ Angelus noon prayer in St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Aug.19, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)   Thiruvananthapuram, August 19 (IANS) As the rain fury finally abated on Sunday, 724,649 people remained in 5,645 camps in Kerala following “one of the […]

Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in flood-hit Kerala

Focus shifts to rescues as rain abates in flood-hit Kerala

An aerial view shows partially submerged houses at a flooded area in Kerala, August 19, 2018. REUTERS/Sivaram V   KOCHI, India, August 19 (Reuters) – Torrential rain finally let up in flood-hit Kerala on Sunday, giving some respite for thousands of marooned families, but authorities feared an outbreak of disease among around 725,000 people crammed […]

Sidhu’s hug to Pakistan Army chief not nice gesture: Punjab CM

Chandigarh, August 19 (IANS) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Sunday said his Cabinet Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s hug to Pakistan Army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa in Islamabad was “not a nice gesture and was completely avoidable”.   Sidhu should have avoided indulging in such a gesture when Indian soldiers are getting killed every day […]

NC’s OBC cell holds protest in support of Article 35A

Jammu, August 19 (PTI) The National Conference’s Other Backward Class (OBC) cell today took out a march here in support of Article 35A, describing it as a constitutional guarantee to the distinct identity of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.   Carrying placards, the protesters raised slogans, emphasising the need for its preservation. Addressing the […]

Lateral entry Over 6000 private sector specialists apply for 10 joint secretary posts in govt

Lateral entry Over 6000 private sector specialists apply for 10 joint secretary posts in govt

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi delivering the convocation address, at the 56th Annual Convocation of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, in Mumbai on August 11, 2018.   New Delhi, August 19 (PTI) Over 6,000 candidates have shown interest in 10 posts of joint secretaries in the central government offered to private sector specialists […]

Pope urges help, prayers for Kerala

Pope urges help, prayers for Kerala

Pope Francis speaks at the St. Nicholas Basilica in Bari, southern Italy, July 7, 2018. REUTERS/Tony Gentile/File Photo   Vatican City, August 19 (IANS) Pope Francis on Sunday called for solidarity and help from the international community for people affected by flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala which has caused widespread death and […]