Congress to launch month-long agitation over Modi government ‘scams’

New Delhi, Aug 18 : The Congress on Saturday said that it will launch a month-long nationwide agitation from next week on what it said was “Rafale scam” of the Modi government and other issues. Congress sources said that the party will hold around 80 press conferences, to be addressed by its Spokespersons and senior […]

Stranded pregnant woman in Kerala airlifted, gives birth

Kochi, Aug 17 : A pregnant woman stranded in one of the worst flood-hit areas of Kerala had developed complications with a ruptured amniotic sac. The two lives remained in danger till help came out of the blue – literally. Sajita Jabil, 25, was stuck on the rooftop of her house in Aluva – a […]

Modi to visit flood-battered Kerala; rescue operations under way

New Delhi, Aug 17 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will undertake an aerial survey of the flood-devastated parts of Kerala on Saturday to assess the Central government’s aid efforts and also the rescue operations. Modi spoke to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on the flood situation on Friday. “Later this evening, I will be heading […]

Vajpayee cremated with full military honours

New Delhi, Aug 17 : Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away here at AIIMS on Thursday at age 93, was on Friday cremated with full military honours at Rashtriya Smriti Sthal, where people turned out in tens of thousands to pay their final tributes. Vajpayee’s foster-daughter Namita lit the funeral pyre amidst […]

Three militants killed in attack on Afghan intelligence agency’s training centre

Kabul, Aug 16 : Three assailants were killed in an attack on a National Directorate of Security (NDS) training centre here on Thursday, officials said. The attack began at 10.15 a.m. when the assailants took up positions in an under-construction building close to the training centre for Afghanistan’s intelligence agency in Qala-e-Wazir and opened fire, […]

Kerala floods: Modi wants rescue, relief operations stepped up

Thiruvananthapuram/New Delhi, Aug 16 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday spoke to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan about the situation in flood-battered Kerala and asked the defence forces to speed up rescue and relief operations after fresh rain and flooding left a trail of death and destruction in the southern state. An official statement from […]