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Thursday 30 March 2017
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Category: Indian News

Oppo India to take strict action against staff for insulting Indian flag

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Chinese handset maker Oppo India said that it will take serious action against those responsible for the alleged incident, in which a Chinese national reportedly tore a picture of the Indian flag and...

Justice Katju reveals he had a crush on Jayalalithaa

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Justice Markandey Katju is known for his bold statements. He is always in the news for his outspoken and very often controversial views. This time around he is making news after posting on Facebook...

As Kerala govt sleeps, NIA unearths another IS plot to kill HIndu leaders

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Kerala has been witnessing several incidents in which Hindu leaders have been targeted. Several members of the RSS and the BJP have been killed in political violence. In this backdrop the National...

Former Congress MP Hanumanthappa Rao abuses police, charged

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There is no stopping bad behaviour by politicians. After Ravindra Gaikwad, former Congress MP, V Hanumanthappa is in the news after being charged for allegedly abusing a police official in the...

NIA unlikely to challenge Aseemanand’s bail in Mecca Masjid case

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The National Investigation Agency is unlikely to challenge the bail granted to Swami Aseemanand in the Mecca Masjid blast case. Aseemanand was on Thursday granted bail by a court in Hyderabad. The...

Did Sasikala’s selection as AIADMK general secy complicate matters for her faction?

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Which symbol would the two warring factions in the AIADMK choose? The AIADMK’s two leaves cannot be used by both the Sasikala and OPS factions as it was frozen by the Election Commission of...

OPS or Sasikala? Who will get the AIADMK symbol

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The Election Commission will take a call on which faction of the AIADMK would get to retain the party’s symbol. Both the Sasikala and O Panneerselvam factions would argue before the EC to stake...

Know why PM Modi is ‘happy’ to be the Pradhan Sevak

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In recent times, we have heard Prime Minister Narendra Modi calling himself Pradhan Sevak (head servant) of the country, thus trying to touch a base among the citizens that he is not the...

After ‘Amma’, ‘Chinamma’ invoked during Tamil Nadu budget

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n typical AIADMK’s sycophancy style, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister Jayakumar invoked convicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan’s name while presenting the budget. The...

Goa floor test today rules Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court has ordered a floor test to be held in Goa on Tuesday. The floor test is likely to be held after Manohar Parrikar is sworn in as the Chief Minister of Goa today. The ruling came on...

Here is how BJP will elect the next President of India

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For the BJP to appoint its choice of President of India, it needed a big victory in the just concluded assembly elections 2027. Pranab Mukherjee completes his term in July and this would give the BJP...

No Indian devotees at church fest amid tensions over fisherman’s killing: Sri Lanka navy

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Indian pilgrims have not attended the annual festival at a famous church in Sri Lanka’s Katchatheevu island amid tensions between both countries following the killing of an Indian fisherman...

Neduvasal protests called off after Union minister holds talks

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The 22-day long protest in Neduvasal against the Union government’s hydrocarbon exploration project was called off on Thursday. Talks held between Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan and the...

Killing of Indian fisherman raised in Lok Sabha

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Members in the Lok Sabha on Thursday raised the issue of the killing of an Indian fisherman allegedly by the Sri Lankan Navy, and sought action from the government. Raising the issue in the lower...

States competing among themselves to attract investment: Modi

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the states were competing with each other to attract investment and move ahead on development path and asserted that benefits of such approach will be...

Sri Lanka Navy denies shooting Indian fisherman

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Sri Lanka Navy today rejected the Indian media reports alleging that a 22-year-old Indian fisherman was shot dead by its personnel on Monday while he was fishing in a mechanised boat at a short...

Stalin urges Govt. to react strongly to killing of fisherman

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Condemning the killing of an Indian fisherman by the Sri Lankan Navy, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) working president M.K. Stalin on Tuesday urged the Central Government to react strongly and...

EC rejects AIADMK reply on Sasikala’s elevation, says signatory not in list of party office bearers

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The Election Commission on Friday rejected AIADMK’s response regarding VK Sasikala’s elevation as its interim general secretary, saying that TTV Dinakaran, who signed the letter, is not...

O Panneerselvam faction hails Election Commission rejecting reply on Sasikala’s elevation

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The O Panneerselvam faction today welcomed the Election Commission rejecting AIADMK’s response on the election of V K Sasikala as its General Secretary as the letter was signed by her nephew T...

24 more Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka; total of 50 arrested in the past week

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 As many as 24 Indian fishermen and four trawler boats have been taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy. This brings the total number of Indian fishermen arrested by Sri Lanka in the past week to...

Sasikala became general secretary after being elected: Rajya Sabha MP

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There is no legal impediment for her to continue in the post, A Navaneethakrishnan told reporters here. “Chinnamma (Sasikala) became General Secretary after being elected by the party’s...

Trump’s condemnation of Kansas attack and why India did not issue a demarche

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It may have been a delayed response, but US President Donald Trump finally condemned the shooting at Kansas in which one Indian engineer died. Trump during his first address to the Congress condemned...

Doubts over death of Kerala IS operative in drone strike

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Two days after it was claimed that Hafeezuddin, the Kerala youth suspected to have joined the Islamic State had died, the police are still verifying the details. The National Investigation Agency and...

Hot wheels! Chennai police seize super cars for illegal racing

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The Kanathur police station in Chennai attracted massive attention on Sunday as 10 imported cars including two Lamborghinis, a Ferrari and Mercedes were seen parked outside. The cars were seized by...

Remove Jaya’s photos from TN state buildings, HC petitioned

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The Madras High Court on Monday will hear two petitions filed seeking removal of Jayalalithaa’s portraits from government offices as well as on welfare scheme products. Two public interest...

Tamilnaadu Congress politician sacked for smuggling Gold from SL

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Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief Su Thirunavukkarasar today sacked a party functionary from a key post, days after the man was arrested in connection with a gold smuggling case relating to Sri...

Three soldiers, 1 civilian killed in terror attack in JK’s Shopian

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Four people–three soldiers and one civilian, a woman–were killed in a terror attack in Shopian, Jammu and Kashmir, late on Wednesday night. Reports add that a total of seven soldiers were...

Rs 110 crore fine recovered from Sasikala, Jaya will go to TN coffers

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Convicted AIADMK interim general secretary Sasikala Natarajan has been ordered to pay a fine by the Supreme Court of India. In the case of former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, the case...

Panneerselvam vows to end Sasikala family rule

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Former Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam on Thursday night vowed to remove jailed AIADMK leader V.K. Sasikala’s influence on the party and announced that there would be protests and...

This Is Why Amma Choose Panner selvam – Gauthami

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Actress Gautami, who has been seeking answers to several questions being raised on the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa. Yesterday Night took to...

After OPS revolts what next in Tamil Nadu: An 8 point explainer

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It would be an interesting day ahead for Tamil Nadu politics. With O Panneerselvam rebelling against All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam supremo Sasikala Natarajan, the state could well be...

Sasikala as TN CM: Will these two cases stand in her way?

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The journey to the chief minister’s office will be anything, but easy for Sasikala Natarajan. First, the Supreme Court is likely to deliver the verdict in the disproportionate assets case...

‘Jaya’s death was unexpected, exhuming her body is ridiculous’

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Dr Richard Beale who treated Jayalalithaa at Chennai’s Apollo hospital met the media in Chennai to speak about the circumstances that led to her death on Monday. Beale, who was brought in to...

Aircel-Maxis: CBI, ED challenge discharge of Maran brothers

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The CBI and ED will challenge the order that discharged the Maran brothers in the Aircel-Maxis case. The Patiala House court in Delhi had discharged Dayanidhi and Kalainithi Maran in both cases that...

Sri Lankan Navy arrests five Indian fishermen

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Five Tamil Nadu fishermen were arrested and their boat impounded by the Sri Lankan Navy for allegedly fishing in their territorial waters, fisheries department official said on Thursday. The incident...

Release of 5 Indians jailed in Togo secured: Sushma Swaraj

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External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Wednesday night announced “securing” the release of five Indians who were jailed in Togo. “We have secured the release of 5 Indians from...

CIA Assessed Rajiv Gandhi Assassination 5 Years Before He Was Killed

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Five years before Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated in 1991, the US Central Intelligence Agency had prepared a very detailed and thorough “brief” on what would happen if he is assassinated or...

Modi invokes Pakistan threat to seek votes for Akali-BJP alliance

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday invoked threats from Pakistan to urge people to vote for the Akali Dal-BJP alliance in Punjab to provide a strong government in the border state. Modi warned...

Demonetisation has had no impact on political party funding, say experts

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There is a nexus between the bureaucracy and politicians where recovering election expenditure is concerned said former chief election commissioner, Dr SY Qureshi. He was speaking at a discussion...

Jallikattu violence: A Coimbatore meeting of extremists under scanner

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The Intelligence Bureau and the Tamil Nadu police are investigating a meet at Coimbatore in October 2016. It is alleged that in this meeting extremist groups plotted to create violence in Chennai and...

Live Updates: President Pranab Mukherjee arrives at Rajpath for Republic Day parade

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On Thursday, India is celebrating its 68th Republic Day to honour the Constitution of the country as it came into force on January 26, 1950. The official celebrations of the Republic Day will start...

India-America ‘true friends’: Trump invites Modi to visit US

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Describing India as a “true friend” of the US, President Donald Trump invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to visit the country later this year, the White House said on Tuesday, after...

Jallikattu: Why is the judiciary silent on police excess at Chennai?

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The judiciary off late has been accused of being overzealous when it decides to hear some matters which ideally should be under the purview of the legislature. In the Jallikattu matter, there have...

Tamil Nadu: Two dead, 28 injured in jallikattu

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Two persons were killed and 28 suffered minor injuries during jallikattu in Tamil Nadu’s Pudukottai district on Sunday. One man died due to dehydration in Madurai during protests demanding a...

Jallikattu: Police start removing protesters from Marina Beach, Chennai

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The police on Monday began removing protesters from Marina Beach in Chennai. A large number of people protesting to allow hosting of Jallikattu had assembled at Marina Beach. [Also Read: Jallikattu-...

Jallikattu row: Protesters to continue agitation till ordinance is passed

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Protesters on Friday rejected the call of Tamil Nadu chief minister O Panneerselvam who urged protesters to withdraw their protest immediately. However, they vowed to continue the stir until the...

Jallikattu row: Tamil Nadu shuts down in protests as government mulls a way out

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Most of Tamil Nadu is expected to remain shut on Friday as a mark of solidarity with the pro-Jallikattu protesters. However, no organisation has called for a formal bandh in the state in this regard....

Kashmiri Pandit exodus: Convert, leave or be killed, the dreaded sermon haunts 26 years later

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It has been 26 years since the Kashmiri Pandits living in Jammu and Kashmir faced one of their worst nightmares. January 19, 1990, changed everything for them. On that day, mosques issued...

Jallikattu protests continue on day 3

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From the rural hamlets to the headland, students have taken over the Jallikattu protests. Even as Panneerselvam is scheduled to meet the prime minister seeking an ordinance on Jallikattu, the...

Salman Khan acquitted in 18-year-old Arms Act case

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A Jodhpur court on Wednesday acquitted Bollywood star Salman Khan in the Arms Act case. His sister Alvira Khan was also present in CJM court during the verdict. The court said that the actor was...