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Naxal ambush: New strategy and operation on the anvil

Naxal ambush: New strategy and operation on the anvil

Raipur, April 25 (PTI) The government promised today to review its strategy on battling Naxalites, as the Chhattisgarh chief minister warned that an operation will be launched “with more firmness” and “vigour” against the guerrillas in the coming days.  …

Chhota Rajan, 3 others get 7 years in jail in fake passport case

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) A CBI court here on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan to seven years in jail for holding a fake passport.   It is the first of the nearly 85 cases…

High alert sounded along Odisha-Chhattisgarh border

Bhubaneswar, April 25 (IANS) Apprehending influx of Maoists from Chhattisgarh in the wake of the carnage the left-wing extremists have unleashed on the security forces, the Odisha Police on Tuesday sounded a high alert along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border.   “Our…

Defence, internal security to be part of planning process: NITI member

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In a radical departure, the new 15-year long-term vision being worked out by the NITI Aayog would also include defence and internal security within its ambit, V.K. Saraswat, a member of the panel that has…

Mehbooba says PM intends to talk to all Kashmir stakeholders

Mehbooba says PM intends to talk to all Kashmir stakeholders

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Monday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi intended to hold talks in a “conducive atmosphere” with all stakeholders to bring order to the troubled state as she invoked…

Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

Maoists massacre 26 CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh

Raipur, April 24 (IANS) Hundreds of Maoists on Monday massacred at least 26 CRPF personnel in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district in the bloodiest attack in the state since 2013.   Prime Minister Narendra Modi described the deadly ambush on the 74th…

‘Government policy would succeed if generic drug quality improves’

Chennai, April 24 (IANS) The Centre’s steps to make doctors prescribe drugs by their generic names and not by their brand names may not have material impact without steps for improving the quality standards for drugs, investment banking firm Jefferies…

Bihar adopts GST; Nitish terms it as ‘a historic moment’

Patna, April 24 (PTI) Both the Houses of Bihar Legislature today unanimously adopted the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill along with the Bihar taxation (Amendment) Bill, becoming the second state after Telangana to pave the way for roll out…

‘India needs to prepare a pool of future leaders’

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Management guru MB Athreya has said that India needs to prepare a pool of future leaders, who are ready to scale greater heights in a fiercely competitive global economy that faces challenges of climate change,…

Chhota Rajan held guilty in fake passport case

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A court here on Monday convicted underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikhalje alias Chhota Rajan and others in a fake passport case.   Besides Chhota Rajan, four other accused convicted in the case are — then…

Mehbooba meets Modi, stresses on Kashmir dialogue

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Monday a conducive atmosphere was needed for restoring order in troubled Jammu and Kashmir, soon after she met Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the worsening security situation in the…

Indian Army’s BRO loses civil infra projects due to delays

Rupesh Dutta New Delhi | April 23 (IANS)   The government has taken away some civil infrastructure works from the Indian Army-controlled Border Roads Organisation (BRO) as it has failed to meet deadlines for key roads in strategically-important locations, resulting…