Military staff at Rashtrapati Bhavan serve with professionalism: President

New Delhi, April 29 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday commended the military staff deployed at Rastrapati Bhavan for carrying out their duties with professionalism and swiftness. Addressing a reunion of Aides-de-camp (ADCs) to the President here at Rashtrapati Bhavan, he said: “Numerous functions take place at Rashtrapati Bhavan and the military staff carries out […]

ED chief seeks independent power for agency

New Delhi, April 29 : Enforcement Directorate chief Karnal Singh on Saturday requested the government “empower” his agency to register and pursue cases independently even after courts quash any of them registered initially by other investigating authority. In his address at an event marking the Enforcement Directorate Day here where Finance Minister Arun Jaitley was […]

Third Keralite IS activist killed in Afghanistan

Kasargode (Kerala), April 29 : A third youth from Kerala who ran away to join the Islamic State terror group in Afghanistan has been killed there, police said on Saturday. According to information received here, Yahya alias Bastian, who was in his late 20s, is reported to have been killed in Afghanistan, said the Kerala […]

Two villagers killed in Manipur crossfire

Imphal/Kolkata, April 29 : Two villagers in Manipur’s Churachandpur district were killed in cross-fire when militants ambushed security personnel near the international border on Saturday, police said. The militants also kidnapped four workers from the spot in Behang, a tribal village. According to the police, the security personnel, escorting a water tanker for the camp, […]

Digvijaya Singh removed as Goa, Karnataka in-charge

New Delhi, April 29 : The Congress on Saturday replaced General Secretary Digvijaya Singh as in-charge of poll-bound Karnataka as well as Goa, where it failed to form government despite emerging as the single-largest party. The charge of Karnataka has been given to party MP K.C. Venugopal, who has been appointed a General Secretary while […]

Separatists using Kashmiri people as scapegoats, no talks with them: Ram Madhav

New Delhi, April 29 : BJP General Secretary Ram Madhav on Saturday said the separatists in the Kashmir Valley are using people as “scapegoats” and reiterated the government’s stand of having no talks with them In a post on his official Facebook page, Madhav, who played a key role in forming the Bharatiya Janata Party […]