A Delhi Court on Wednesday sent the two Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs, accused of manhandling Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash, to judicial custody till Thursday. The court dismissed the Police's application seeking their custody. The AAP MLAs Prakash Jarwal and Amantullah are one of the accused named in the FIR lodged by Prakash. They were arrested by Delhi Police earlier in the day.
The Pakistan Army on Wednesday restored to unprovoked and indiscriminate firing along the Line of Control (LoC) in Karnah Tangdhar of Kupwara district in Jammu and Kashmir. As of now, no casualties or loss property have been reported. Earlier on February 19, three civilians were injured in the incessant firing by the Pakistani Army at Uri sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
New Delhi: China's official military website has posted four high resolution images of Chinese military aircraft involved in military training activities over the Tibetan plateau. In an article, Global Times, a mouthpiece for the government in Beijing, said China is upgrading its Western Theater Command in order to confront any threat from India. The article quotes Song Zhongping, a military affairs commentator, who says, With India importing new jets, China will continue strengthening its fighter jets in the Western Theatre Command.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address election rallies in Nagaland as well in Meghalaya tomorrow to give a push to BJP's victory prospect in the two poll-bound North-Eastern states. Both Meghalaya and Nagaland will see voting on February 27. PM Modi will address election rally at Tuensang district of Nagaland, about 360 km from capital Kohima, state BJP General Secretary Gaangsilung told PTI. There are six assembly seats in Tuensang district in the eastern part of Nagaland.
The leaders of United Democratic Front (UDF) boycotted the meeting in the wake of the murder of Youth Congress worker SP Shuhaib on February 12. The minister's message that history will not pardon political parties which indulge in violence is a departure from usual 'call for peace' announcements in the past at the all-party peace meetings. The government strongly condemns this murder and all the parties have condemned this incident, he said at the press conference held after the meeting.
The incumbent operators are likely to approach the courts against Trai's non-predatory tariff rules as they feel that the regulations favour Reliance Jio. As per multiple industry sources, incumbent players such as Bharti Airtel, Vodafone and Idea Cellular are likely to take legal recourse individually. The older telcos believe that Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (Trai) has removed two factors from the definition of significant market power (SMP) just to benefit Jio.
In its 44th chapter, the week-long festival will serve as a platform where eminent gurus as well as young emerging artists will perform different genres of classical dances. An exhibition of visual arts, crafts and cinema, as well as talks by art critics, make it a festival that offers more than dance recitals. Arushi Nishank (Dehradun) will perform Kathak, Raja and Radha Reddy and troupe will perform Kuchipudi and Luxmi Vishwanathan (Chennai) will present a Bharatanatyam recital on the first day.
The Opposition Left parties and Mamata Banerjee's TMC were sharply divided on Wednesday over the constitution of a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) to go into the PNB scam involving billionaire diamond merchant Nirav Modi, a proposal broached by the Congress. Whether the Harshad Mehta case or the Ketan Parekh case, action is still pending, TMC leader Derek O'Brien told reporters. The TMC has often accused the government of misusing the CBI to harass the BJP's political rivals.
Both are about people, said Kamal Haasan in Rameshwaram, just hours before he was set to announce his political party. This could well have been one of his promotional tours ahead of a film, Kamal may have thought. If Kamal thinks the people will fall for this rather well-organised, well-choreographed event, hook, line and sinker, he is mistaken. For the citizens of Madurai, Rameshwaram and Ramanathapuram, 21 February was an exercise in checking out Haasan.
Foreign direct investment (FDI) in the country grew by a meagre 0.27 percent to $35.94 billion during the first 9 months of the current fiscal, according to the DIPP data. The FDI inflows were $35.84 billion during the April-December period of last fiscal, 2016-17. In the nine months period of the current financial year, India received a maximum of $13.34 investments from Mauritius.
In a never before seen incident that even took the doctors by surprise, a farmer in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi bit off a snake's hood in revenge for the snakebite. When Sonelal went to the fields on Tuesday to collect fodder for his animals, a snake bit him. Then I brought it back to the village and I bit off its head again, Sonelal told ANI. Interestingly, the farmer's condition is alright even though he had to be admitted to a local hospital after this incident.
Two bikers, who allegedly followed the convoy of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and performed stunts on a road here have been arrested, police said on Wednesday. The incident occurred on Monday at around 7.30 pm near the Bandra-Worli Sea Link when Trudeau's convoy was moving towards the Hotel Taj Mahal Palace in South Mumbai from the Airport. It had halted traffic and also cordoned off the road for smooth passage of the visiting Prime Minister's convoy, the officer said.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull heads to the United States on Wednesday, accompanied by the largest Australian political and business delegation ever to visit the US. President Donald Trump's softening opposition to joining the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be up for discussion when he meets Turnbull at the White House on Friday. The trade deal among 11 countries includes Australia, which also has a bilateral free trade partnership with the United States.
Reacting strongly to the extension of emergency in Maldives, India said on Wednesday it is deeply dismayed over the development and that the manner in which the 30-day extension was approved by the Majlis in contravention of the Maldivian Constitution is also a matter of concern. We are deeply dismayed that the government of Maldives has extended the State of Emergency for a further 30 days.
A Pakistani military helicopter on Wednesday came within 300 metres of the Line of Control in the Pakistan-occupied territory near Poonch sector in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said. There was no firing or hostile action by any side during the incident which occurred between 9.45 am and 10 am, they said. According to laid down norms by both the sides, rotary wing aircraft should not come within one kilometre of the LoC and fixed wing aircraft should not be within 10 kilometer of it.
BJP president Amit Shah seems obsessed with the case involving Karnataka Congress MLA's son Mohammed Haris Nalapad who has been accused of assaulting a youth, Vidwath, in Bengaluru. During a press meet later, Shah clarified that Vidwath was not a member of BJP. Shah, during his speech in Sullia, hinted that Nalapad case was not being thoroughly probed to 'appease' certain groups. Appeasement and polarisation here reflects in example where son of MLA Haris thrashed a man but there was no FIR.
Gokulnath Shetty, the retired bank official arrested in connection with the PNB scam has said that the fraudulent issue of letters of undertaking have been taking place since 2008. The statement of the retired PNB official was conveyed to the special court when the CBI was seeking remand of the accused. The CBI also said that the accused persons had shifted the entire blame on Shetty.