Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare JP Nadda on Saturday informed that the Centre is closely monitoring the Kerala flood situation and providing all the necessary medicines, required for post-flood prevention of vector-borne diseases. Nadda said that even other states of the country have come forward to support Kerala in conjunction with Central Government for supplies of medicines.
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Saturday arrested Sachin Prakasrao Andure of Aurangabad (Maharashtra) in connection with Dabholkar murder case. He was allegedly one of the shooters who fired at rationalist Narendra Dabholkar. Dabholkar was 68 at the time of his death. He was the influence behind the anti-superstition bill which was pending in Maharashtra Assembly for 18 years. The CBI had taken over this case in May 2014 on the directions of the Bombay High Court.
A constable has been arrested on the charge of stealing an 'expensive' mobile phone seized from a group of North Indians taken into custody in connection with betting on a local cricket match in Tirunelveli recently, police said today. Gopalakrishnan, belonging to the Armed Reserve Police Battalion, allegedly stole the mobile that was kept along with eight other handsets at a local police station. When the theft was discovered, investigations began and Gopalakrishnan was caught with the device in his residential quarters, they said.
Walmart, the world's largest retailer, has completed the acquisition of majority stake in India's leading e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart. Its closure sets the stage for India to become the latest battlefield in the fight for dominance between Walmart and its biggest rival, Amazon. Our investment will benefit India by providing quality, affordable goods for customers, while creating new skilled jobs and opportunities for suppliers. As was decided in May, Flipkart's current management, led by CEO Kalyan Krishnamurthy, will continue to run the e-commerce firm.
A group of 30 kanwariya pilgrims were attacked by dozens of villagers in Farrukhabad, about 150 km from Kanpur, late on Friday, police said on Saturday. The attack was a retaliation after members of the group beat up three people during an altercation on the road earlier. Additional SP, Farrukhabad, Tribhuvan Singh said an FIR was registered with the Mau Darwaza police and they were making efforts to identify the people behind the attack.
Dismissing reports about higher economic growth during the UPA Government's regime, NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Rajiv Kumar on Saturday said that the economic growth or Gross Domestic Product under Narendra Modi government has been higher than previous governments. He added that in the past four years strong foundations have been laid for sustained high and inclusionary growth for the future. Growth rate under four years of Modi government is still higher than the growth rate of last four years of UPA.
Virat Kohli, ably assisted by fellow half-century maker Ajinkya Rahane, produced another captain's knock for India in the third test after England's Chris Woakes had rocked the visitors with three pre-lunch wickets at Trent Bridge on Saturday. Kohli, 51 not out, never looked in any trouble as he eased to his 18th test fifty while Rahane, still there on 53, compiled his 13th, the experienced pair putting on India's highest partnership of the series, an unbroken 107 on the first day.
Volkswagen Chief Executive Herbert Diess was told about the existence of cheating software in cars two months before regulators blew the whistle on a multi-billion exhaust emissions scandal, German magazine Der Spiegel said. Following this meeting, Winterkorn asked Diess whether BMW too had installed defeat devices in its cars, Der Spiegel said. In the United States, legal engine management software is described as an auxiliary emissions device while the term defeat device is used to describe only illegal software.
Ranganath, fondly known as Ranga, has been working with Infosys for close to two decades. After a successful career spanning 18 years in Infosys, including as CFO for the last three crucial years, I now plan to pursue professional opportunities in new areas, Ranganath said. Reports suggest that Jayesh Sanghrajka, deputy CFO at Infosys, could succeed Ranganath although this could not be independently confirmed with the company.
Delhi government's additional director of health S K Arora has been awarded the prestigious WHO World No Tobacco Day 2018 Award for his extraordinary contribution towards tobacco control. He was presented the award by Henk Bekedam, WHO India country head at an august gathering on August 16. The National Health Policy 2017 of the Government of India has set targets of relative reduction in tobacco prevalence by 15 per cent by 2020 and 30 per cent by 2025.
Mummy, as she is called by her gang members is a 62-year-old gangster involved in 113 crime cases. She has finally been arrested today by Delhi police 45 years later after she entered the world of crime after moving from her native place Rajasthan. Counted among top five dreaded women criminals, Basiran was arrested on a tip-off from Sangam Vihar when she was there to meet her family. The gang members took the victim to a forest on the pretext of drinking and killed him.
The NDRF has evacuated over 10,000 people from the heavy rains and flood waters affected areas of Kerala till now as it said it has launched its biggest-ever relief and rescue operation in the country till date. The deadliest deluge in Kerala in close to a century has claimed 194 lives since August 8. A total of 58 teams of the force have been deputed to work in Kerala out of which 55 are working on ground.
A South African man of Indian-origin has been charged with murder for allegedly shooting dead his cousin during a heated argument over a TV remote control, police said. The unemployed 47-year-old man from Pietermaritzburg in the RKwaZulu-Natal province, who was not named because of a pending psychological evaluation, murdered his cousin Rooksana Cassim, 42, they said. Police spokesperson Lieutenant-Colonel Thulani Zwane confirmed that the man had been arrested and a firearm and ammunition had been seized.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced financial assistance of Rs 15 crores for flood affected Kerala. In a statement Adityanath said, Directions have also been issued to send relief material to Kerala on an immediate basis. During this natural calamity, the Uttar Pradesh government is standing completely with people of Kerala. At least 324 people have already lost their lives in the state due to rain and floods in this monsoon season.
The attack prompted complaints that Mr Annan had not grasped the perils facing his subordinates after the ouster of Mr Hussein. In Rwanda and Bosnia, United Nations forces drawn from across the organization's member states were outgunned and showed little resolve. In both cases, Mr Annan was accused of failing to safeguard those who looked to United Nations soldiers for protection. In 1984, Mr Annan married Ms Lagergren, a divorced lawyer working at the United Nations.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today directed officials to geo-tag plants and monitor their survival rate under the the government's mega plantation drive in September. Arvind Kejriwal also directed officials to launch a massive awareness campaign for mass public participation in the drive, according to an official statement. Mr Kejriwal directed that a helpline be created for the event and publicised for people to call and check the nearest location for participation.
A spectacular pyrotechnic show, including a simulated volcanic eruption, lit up the Jakarta skyline on Saturday night as Indonesia rolled out the red carpet for the continent's elite athletes in the opening ceremony for the 18th Asian Games. During the 18th Asian Games we, the nations of Asia, want to show that we are one in brotherhood. Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) president Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Ahmed Al-Sabah hailed his homeland's return.
Congress President Rahul Gandhi has constituted a six-member task force to look into the alleged Rafale scam, ahead of the 2019 general elections. According to sources, the task force members have been personally selected by the party president. Other members in the task force include Arjun Modhwadia, Shakti Singh Gohil, Priyanka Chaturvedi, Jaiveer Shergill and Pawan Khera. The task force will aim at building a narrative against the Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) based on the allegations against the deal.
Indian High Commissioner Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria will visit India on Sunday. According to the sources, Bisaria will be travelling to Delhi for consultation. It is expected that the Foreign Affairs Ministry of India will hold a consultation on the aspect of engaging with the new Government of Pakistan under Prime Minister Imran Khan.
Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday said the dividing line between the state and the party was blurred under the BJP led government. To a question about the alleged use of street violence by those in power, Sibal said, This is a problem which arises when there is no difference between the state and the party.