Ex-Hindu Mahasabha leader’s death in UP: ‘Three accused held from Surat not linked to ISIS’

Since the murder of Tiwari, a message on WhatsApp and other social media began circulating that an unknown terror outfit by the name of ‘Al Hind’ Brigade has claimed responsibility for the murder. (File) The Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and the Uttar Pradesh Police, in their initial probe, have not found any link between the … Read moreEx-Hindu Mahasabha leader’s death in UP: ‘Three accused held from Surat not linked to ISIS’

Take 5: ‘There is comfort in saris… no need for shoes either, I just wear flats’

‘I wear my sari for 15-20 days, then get it dry-cleaned,’ says Constable Seema Sharma, 29, Public Facilitation Officer, Ashok Vihar Police Station, Delhi. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav) Earlier this year, khadi silk saris were introduced as uniforms for women staff working on the desk at police stations. But last month, following an increase … Read moreTake 5: ‘There is comfort in saris… no need for shoes either, I just wear flats’

Sex, lies and video ‘trap’

Monika Yadav’s mother Kaushalya at their home in Sanwasi village. Yadav left home at a young age to pursue studies, with the village school only till primary level, and hoped to get a job. (Milind Ghatwai) A few years ago, when she was still a minor, Monika Yadav’s parents told her they had found a … Read moreSex, lies and video ‘trap’

‘Non-partisan in economic thinking’: Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee on Piyush Goyal’s ‘Left-leaning’ remark

Nobel award recipient Abhijit Banerjee and Union Minister Piyush Goyal. A day after Union Minister Piyush Goyal called Nobel laureate Abhijit Banerjee’s thinking “totally left-leaning” and that it was “rejected by people of India”, the noted economist responded by saying that Goyal questioned his professionalism with such remarks and added that he is “non-partisan” in … Read more‘Non-partisan in economic thinking’: Nobel winner Abhijit Banerjee on Piyush Goyal’s ‘Left-leaning’ remark

NPR to be basis of NRC across country: Sitaram Yechury

CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury interacts with media in Kolkata, Friday. (PTI) The National Population Register (NPR) is going to be the basis of the launch of National Register of Citizens (NRC) across the country, said CPM general secretary Sitaram Yechury on Friday. He was addressing media persons at the end of the two-day state … Read moreNPR to be basis of NRC across country: Sitaram Yechury

Money laundering case: Praful Patel quizzed by ED for 12 hours

Praful Patel leaves the ED office on Friday. (Express Photo by Ganesh Shirsekar) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Friday questioned NCP leader and former Union minister Praful Patel in connection with a money laundering case involving Iqbal Mohammed Memon aka Iqbal Mirchi, a close aide of gangster Dawood Ibrahim. Patel arrived at ED’s Mumbai office … Read moreMoney laundering case: Praful Patel quizzed by ED for 12 hours

Breaking down news: Prize Story

While the award united India, responses on social media divided it. (File) With the award of a Nobel prize to MIT economist Abhijit Banerjee, six laureates are now associated with West Bengal. Banerjee joins Mother Teresa, Sir CV Raman, Sir Ronald Ross and his own teacher Amartya Sen. Not to mention The Rabindranath, whom the … Read moreBreaking down news: Prize Story

Gujarat-cadre IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh is new NSG chief

The NSG was raised as the federal contingency force to counter terrorists and hijack-like incidents in 1984. (Representational Image) Senior IPS officer of Gujarat cadre Anup Kumar Singh has been appointed as director-general of the National Security Guard (NSG), an official order said on Friday. The appointment of Singh, a 1985-batch IPS officer, as the … Read moreGujarat-cadre IPS officer Anup Kumar Singh is new NSG chief

Big setback for DRI in Adani probe, HC scraps its global info requests

DRI sent requests to foreign countries pertaining to alleged overvaluation of Indonesian coal imports from 2011 to 2015 by two Adani firms. (Express Photo by Anil Sharma/File) In a big setback to the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), the Bombay High Court Thursday ruled in favour of Adani Enterprises Ltd (AEL) and quashed all Letters … Read moreBig setback for DRI in Adani probe, HC scraps its global info requests

Kashmir: Despite threats, farmers want to keep old trade links open

A worker at an apple orchard in Srinagar. (Express Archive) A day after the driver of a truck loading apples was killed by militants in South Kashmir’s Shopian district, the movement of trucks slowed. While the Jammu and Kashmir administration has vowed to increase security, this was the third attack on the apple trade in … Read moreKashmir: Despite threats, farmers want to keep old trade links open

Bid to malign… my integrity clear before God: SC judge

Justice Arun Mishra leads Constitution Bench that will decide the correctness of two conflicting decisions of the Supreme Court. Taking strong exception to social media posts and demands for his recusal from a Constitution Bench of the Supreme Court which is hearing the interpretation of a provision of the land acquisition Act, Justice Arun Mishra … Read moreBid to malign… my integrity clear before God: SC judge

India aims to export 50,000 tonnes of sugar to China

The export quota is expected to be fulfilled mostly by mills in Maharashtra and Karnataka. File INDIAN SUGAR mills aim to export around 50,000 tonnes of sugar to China. This follows extensive discussions between high-level trade delegates from China, who had visited India recently. On an average, China imports around 50 lakh tonnes (lt) of … Read moreIndia aims to export 50,000 tonnes of sugar to China

Mumbai: Few more PMC Bank employees set to be called for questioning, cops say

Mumbai: Depositors of Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) bank display placards during a protest over the bank’s crisis, outside the Reserve Bank of India building, in Mumbai, Sunday, Oct. 6, 2019. (PTI Photo) THE MUMBAI Police is likely to call a few more bank employees for questioning in connection with the Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative … Read moreMumbai: Few more PMC Bank employees set to be called for questioning, cops say

Asaram’s devotee’s plea to meet him in jail dismissed

Tuli argued that Asaram was weak and old, and require ayurvedic treatment and nutritious food. (File) The Rajasthan High court on Tuesday dismissed the plea of a Delhi-based devotee of self-styled godman and rape convict Asaram, seeking the court’s permission to meet him in jail. Stating that the jail authorities did not let him meet … Read moreAsaram’s devotee’s plea to meet him in jail dismissed

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