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  • cow vigilante, BJP, Nitin Gadkari

    Unfair to link cow vigilante groups to BJP: Gadkari

    It is unfair to link cow vigilante groups to BJP as the party does not back them, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Thursday as he stoutly defended the government's development agenda. In an interview to PTI, the former BJP president said the government was focused on 'Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas' (Together with all, Development for all) and its policies have not discriminated against religious minorities. "Any saffron clad person on television is immediately related to us (BJP) whereas the fact is that

    India | May 25, 2017
  • Manchester

    UK bomber trained abroad, had Al Qaeda links: Official

    The British man believed to have killed 22 people in a suicide-bomb attack here, had ties to Al Qaeda and had received terror training abroad, a US intelligence official said. Salman Abedi, 22, carried out an IED blast at the conclusion of American pop star Ariana Grades concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday that prompted the UK to raise its terror threat level to the highest category on Tuesday, NBC News reported. The US intelligence official, who

    World | May 24, 2017
  • Delhi High Court

    HC refuses to entertain plea of company linked to AAP leader

    The Delhi High Court on Monday refused to entertain a plea filed by a real-estate company, facing income tax proceedings for its alleged association with Delhi Minister Satyender Jain. Muralidhar and Justice Chander Shekhar asked the Akinchan Developers Pvt. Ltd. to approach the assessing officer with its the grievances. The company has moved the high court challenging an income tax notice issued to it in February for assessment years 2011-12 and 2012-13, and complaining that the IT department had refused to close

    Cities | May 23, 2017
  • Alcohol

    Low performance of scribes linked to high alcohol intake

    While low pay, constant deadlines and high levels of accountability all contribute to greater stress levels in journalists, drinking too much alcohol is one of the factors making their brains operate at a lower level than the average population, suggests new research. Journalists' brains, compared to other groups, showed a lower level of executive functioning -- the ability of the brain to regulate emotions, suppress bias, switch between tasks, solve complex problems and think flexibly and creatively, the study

    Science and Tech | May 22, 2017
  • BSF

    BSF, Punjab Police bust terror module with Canada-Pakistan links

    In a joint operation, the Boder Security Force (BSF) and the Punjab Police on Sunday busted a terror module with links to Canada and Pakistan. Two terrorists, who, according to police, were "planning to target enemies of the Panth", were arrested with a large cache of weapons and ammunition. Among the weapons seized by the security forces were an AK-47 assault rifle, five hand grenades, a modified machine-pistol, five pistols and over 450 rounds of live ammunition of

    India | May 21, 2017
  • Link-up rumours make for boring gossip, says Sushant

    Actor Sushant Singh Rajput says gossip columns don't bother him, adding that link-up rumours make for boring gossip. Asked if gossip and rumours bother him, Sushant told here: "No, those gossip columns do not bother me as they are fictional stories, especially my link-ups, or fighting with fans (articles). I know that in digital era, media houses need constant news feeds and they have to be sensational to trend on social media. People read them and forget. "The only thing is, media

    Bollywood | May 20, 2017
  • coal, power sector

    CCEA clears coal linkage policy for power sector

    The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) on 16 May approved the new coal linkage policy-Shakti-for the power sector. The CCEA said that Shakti-Scheme for Harnessing and Allocating of Koyala (coal) Transparently in India-has been envisaged to make optimal allocation of coal across power units. According to CCEA, under the new policy, coal will be made available to all power plants in "transparent and objective" manner through the auction route. The new policy mandates that coal supply

    Business | May 18, 2017
  • Donald Trump

    Investigation will prove lack of links with Russia, says Donald Trump

    The US President Donald Trump said that the comprehensive investigation, led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller as a newly appointed special counsel, will prove that there were no links between his election campaign and Russia. "As I have stated many times, a thorough investigation will confirm what we already know - there was no collusion between my campaign and any foreign entity," Efe quoted Trump as saying on Thursday. "I look forward to this matter concluding quickly.

    World | May 18, 2017
  • Hiroshima, WW II

    Linking two extremes

    The classic belief that everything in this world is inter-connected seems to lose grounds, now that new creations are adding up every day and we lose track of what is connected to what. But every time you lose your faith in inter-connectivity, try to keep in mind what you are about to read. In 1945, the world experienced one of the greatest horrors ever committed in the history of mankind-the atomic explosion on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in Japan

    Features | May 18, 2017
  • White House

    US sanctions individuals, entities linked to Syrian government

    The US on Tuesday slapped sanctions on five individuals and five entities linked to the Syrian government for providing support to the government. "The designated individuals and entities have provided support or services to the government of Syria, or are owned or controlled by or are acting for or on behalf of designated individuals or entities," said the US Treasury Department in a statement. Among those being sanctioned were relatives of Rami Makhluf, a powerful businessman in Syria

    World | May 17, 2017

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