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  • Yasin Malik

    JKLF chief Yasin Malik arrested in Srinagar

    Muhammad Yasin Malik, chairman of the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), was arrested by the police here on Sunday. Malik was arrested from his uptown Maisuma locality home. "He has been shifted to the central jail," a police official said. On Saturday, Malik visited Ratsuna village in Tral where he met the family members of Hizbul Mujahideen commander Sabzar Bhat and Faizan Ahmad who were killed in a gunfight with security forces in Saimoh village. Sabzar

    Cities | May 28, 2017
  •  MGNREGA

    'Modi government generated 813 cr man-days of rural work in 3 years'

    The government created rural employment opportunities of more than 813 crore man-days during the last three years under MGNREGA, Pradhan Mantri AawasYojna, Grameen (PMAY-G) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) schemes, Union Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said on 27 May. "During the last three years while 636.78 crore person days were generated under MGNEREGA, about 78 crore person days were under PMGSY and 99 crore person days under PMAY," said Tomar, briefing mediapersons here. He

    India | May 28, 2017
  • Salma Hayek, Francois-Henri Pinault, Elisa, The Graham Norton Show

    Salma Hayek once wrongly suspected husband of cheating

    Actress Salma Hayek has confessed she thought her husband Francois-Henri Pinault was cheating on her with a woman named Elisa. The 50-year-old actress said she was furious when she spotted a message from Elisa on his phone asking to practice his English but soon realised it was just an app he was using to improve his English. "One day there was a message on his phone that said, 'Hi, if you want to improve your English why don't we practice now.' It

    Hollywood | May 28, 2017
  • Hanif Kureishi

    Nemesis of a celebrated filmmaker

    A Hanif Kureishi novel with an elderly, incapacitated and impotent protagonist — there’s something I never thought I’d read but here he is. Waldo was a once celebrated film director, who used to run with the great and the good, his now defunct study a shrine to his illustrious life and career — Baftas, “birthday cards from Bowie and Iman”, a photo with Joe Strummer. Vanished is his “f*ckability”, that “ass you’d pay to bite”; these days he’s not so

    Books & Education | May 28, 2017
  • Narendra Singh Tomar

    Rural schemes have generated 814 cr mandays of work: Govt

    Rural Development Minister Narendra Singh Tomar on Saturday said three schemes of his Ministry, MGNREGA, Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana-Gramin (PMAY-G) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), had generated a record 813.76 crore mandays of work in the last three years. Addressing the media on the achievements of his ministry in the last three years of the Modi Government, Tomar said under MGNREGA, in 2016-17, more than 1.23 crore assets were geo-tagged and placed in public domain and about 96 per

    Business | May 27, 2017
  • Opposition, presidential poll, Nitish Kumar

    Opposition united on issue of presidential poll: Nitish Kumar

    Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday said that opposition unity on the issue of the presidential election is intact and clarified that he came to attend the lunch hosted by Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it was in honour of the visiting Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth. "Opposition is united on the issue of presidential election," Nitish Kumar told reporters after meeting the Prime Minister. The JD-U president said it was unfair to compare the luncheon meeting organised by Sonia Gandhi

    India | May 27, 2017
  • Sikh, assault, Ajmer, Amarinder Singh, Vasundhara Raje

    Sikh men assaulted in Ajmer, Amarinder seeks Raje's intervention

    With a video showing four Sikh men purportedly beaten up by local residents in Ajmer going viral on social media, Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Captain Amarinder Singh has sought Rajasthan CM's intervention in the case. The 51-second video shows four members of the Sikh community being abused and thrashed by a mob. Capt Amarinder spoke to his Rajasthan counterpart, Vasundhara Raje, on Friday to seek her personal intervention in ensuring a thorough probe into the incident of mob violence and stringent

    Cities | May 27, 2017
  • Maneka Gandhi

    New rules would ensure cattle is not ill-treated: Maneka Gandhi

    Union Minister Maneka Gandhi on Saturday said the new rules banning sale and purchase of cattle from animal markets for slaughter would ensure that the bovines are not ill-treated. Gandhi, an animal rights activist, had earlier called for an end to cow slaughter and also suggested banning zoos across the country. "What used to happen is that farmers would force 80 heads of cattle in vehicles suitable to carry eight or nine animals and then take them to

    India | May 27, 2017
  • Steel plant in Odisha

    Odisha's biggest integrated steel plant commissioned

    The biggest integrated steel plant of Odisha was made operational today with the commissioning of the country's largest blast furnace. Inaugurating the state of the art six mtpa steel plant of JSPL, Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said it would provide direct employment to around 30,000 people and indirect jobs to many others. JSPL Chairman Naveen Jindal said the plant was set up at an investment of about Rs 33,000 crore and it would enable the company to

    Business | May 27, 2017
  • doctor, Bengal, Kolkata, CID

    Another 'fake doctor' arrested from Kolkata's top clinic

    Tightening its noose around "fake doctors", the CID has nabbed yet another physician who passed himself off as an allergy and asthma specialist in one of Kolkata's top private clinics, officials said on Saturday. "One fake doctor namely Naren Pandey (Narendra Pandey) attached with Bellevue Clinic Kolkata and Medland Diagnostic Institute, Entally Kolkata, was arrested on May 26 from his Entally chamber and diagnostic centre," a Criminal Investigation Department official said. He will be produced at Bidhannagar court later on Saturday. In his

    Cities | May 27, 2017

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