Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday and tweeted that he has taken full moral responsibility for the train derailments within the last five days. Reports have said that he has also offered to resign.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the demise of former Manipur chief minister Rishang Keishing, saying he left a great void in the politics of the Northeast. Keishing, a senior Congress leader, passed away in Imphal on Tuesday due to multiple organ failure. My thoughts are with the family and well-wishers of Mr Rishang Keishing in this sad hour, the prime minister added. Keishing had served as Manipur chief minister for four times and was a Rajya Sabha member till 2014.
London firefighters are investigating a fire alert at an underground rail station in the heart of the city's financial district which closed a key commuter transport link on Wednesday. Crews are currently investigating a fire alert on the Docklands Light Railway at Bank station, London Fire Brigade said in a statement. A witness said she could smell smoke near Bank station. Meanwhile, travel authority Transport for London said there were no injuries reported following the fire alert.
The CBI is wrong to link Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan to a corruption case that the 73-year-old has described as a witch-hunt, said the state's high court today, ruling against the investigating agency. The verdict arrives at a time when the centre is being regularly accused by opposition parties of using the CBI to punish political rivals. At the time, Mr Vijayan was Power Minister in a coalition government anchored by the Left.
Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu on Wednesday took full moral responsibility for the train accidents that have happened recently. His remarks, through his official Twitter handle, comes after at least 20 people were killed in an accident in Khatauli in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. At least 50 people were injured after nine coaches of the Delhi-bound Kaifiyat Express derailed in the district. In less than three years as Minister, I have devoted my blood and sweat for the betterment of the Railways.
Jammu and Kashmir Police on Wednesday unearthed a separatist network operating inside a jail in Baramulla district by recovering 20 cell phones from the inmates during a night raid. Sources said police raided the jail after a tip off that some mobile phones were being operated from inside the jail premises, instigating unrest in the Valley. Earlier on April 2, police had unearthed a similar network in the same jail by seizing 16 cell phones.
Leicester City must maintain squad depth to deal with the demands of the Premier League season, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Tuesday after giving several fringe players a run-out in a 4-1 League Cup win at Sheffield United. Shakespeare was impressed with forwards Islam Slimani and Ahmed Musa, as well as England under-21 winger Demarai Gray, who all scored in the Cup win.
Fourth seed Sindhu, a two-time World Championships bronze medallist, moved past South Korean Kim Hyo Min 21-16, 21-14 in 49 minutes. Praneeth got the better of Hong Kong's Wei Nan 21-18, 21-17, while Jayaram crushed Austrian Luka Wraber 21-14, 21-12 in 31 minutes. The pair of Pranaav and Sikki brushed aside Malaysian Yogendran Khrishnan and Indian Prajakta Sawant 21-12, 21-19 in 40 minutes. Day 3 will see Kidambi Srikanth take one Lucas Corvee while Sameer Verma goes up against 16th seed Rajiv Ouseph.
A day after hacker group OurMine hacked social media accounts of Sony's PlayStation, Football Club Barcelona's Twitter account has fallen prey to the group, announcing a false signing. According to a report in The Goal on 23 August, the hacker group falsely announced the signing of Angel Di Maria from Paris Saint-Germain Football Club. For an hour, the club kept deleting the tweets while OurMine kept re-posting them again and again.
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday said even though the instantaneous divorce has gone, two other types of 'talaq' continue to exist and these are challenge to gender justice and gender equality. The former Union home minister said 'triple talaq' was a distortion of original Quranic legal principles and it was good that it has been declared unconstitutional by the apex court. Majority judgement is a resounding affirmation of gender justice and of equality of spouses, he said in another tweet.
Patty Jenkins' directorial hit Wonder Woman has come out on top as the highest grossing superhero origin movie in the United States of America, according to an Indian Expressreport. This makes the Princess of Themyscira the reigning queen of the superhero origin universe. Patty Jenkins' movie is the first ever live-action film helmed by a female that has crossed the $400 million mark in the United States and the $800 million mark worldwide.
At a time when Chinese smartphone makers have taken a lead in the Indian market, domestic handset major Micromax is betting big on value proposition and making premium technology available to the masses. The company is aiming at making a dent in the extremely competitive Rs 10,000-Rs 20,000 price segment as well as the budget sub-Rs 10,000 segment. We will continue to be a great value for money brand and different from what others are doing, Sharma said.
The retrial of disgraced US television icon Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges on 22 August was pushed back to 2018, to give his new lawyers time to prepare their defense. The new trial had set to begin in Norristown, Pennsylvania - a suburb of Philadelphia - in early November, after his first trial ended in a mistrial in June.
Hailing Donald Trump's new tough line against Pakistan, top US lawmakers have demanded that Islamabad be designated a state sponsor of terrorism and its major non-NATO ally status be revoked to force it stop from supporting terrorist groups. President Trump called out Pakistan on Tuesday for supporting terror groups and providing them safe havens within its territory. President Trump's speech marked a positive shift in US policy, but it must not be limited only to words.
With all eyes set on the BRICS summit in September in Beijing where both India and China will formally face each other after the Sikkim standoff row, Chinese experts said India should not live in illusion of any talks with China on the issue. Chen Fengying is a former Director of the Institute of World Economy, under the China Institutes of Contemporary International Relations.
The government today gave its go-ahead to the Reserve Bank to issue Rs 200 notes that will ease pressure on lower-denomination currency bills. The new Rs 200 notes are likely to be in circulation shortly. According to sources, the exercise of printing Rs 200 denomination notes is being undertaken to further improve the currency situation in the country.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and offered to quit, taking taking full responsibility for two train accidents in five days. After the meeting, Prabhu said in a series of tweets, In less than three years as Minister, I have devoted my blood and sweat for the betterment of the Railways. Undr leadership of PM, tried 2 overcome decades of neglect thru systemic reforms in all areas leading 2 unprecedented investment& milestones.
The Telangana government has decided to conduct a comprehensive land survey in the state to address disputes and litigations over maintenance of land records and ownership. The land survey took place during the Nizam's rule in 1932-36 in the region. The chief minister, who held a meeting with ministers and officials here today, said the survey should offer a permanent solution to land disputes. The maintenance of land records and registration procedures should be simple and transparent, Rao said, according to his office.
China warned on Wednesday that new US sanctions targeting Chinese firms linked to North Korea will not help cooperation with Beijing in the nuclear crisis. The US treasury department slapped punitive measures on a clutch of Chinese and Russian individuals and companies on Tuesday, accusing them of supporting North Korea's nuclear programme and attempting to evade US sanctions. The sanctions came as President Donald Trump has pressed Beijing to do more to convince its ally North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions.
The High Court has set aside an April order by Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal cancelling the allotment of a bungalow in the capital's Rouse Avenue for use by the Aam Aadmi Party as its office. The judge observed today that no reason was given for the cancellation and has asked Mr Baijal to pass a reasoned order within eight weeks. Bungalow number 206 in Rouse Avenue, in the heart of Delhi, was allotted to AAP in December 2015 by the state government.