Government announces decision to implement OROP

Government announces decision to implement OROP

Protesting veterans have said that they will not accept any unilateral decision of the government on one rank one pension

PM Modi an RSS worker, no one should have a problem with it: Rajnath Singh
PM Modi an RSS worker, no one should have a problem with it: Rajnath Singh

The Home Minister also rejected the charges that by attending a meeting with the RSS leadership, the Union Ministers have broken the oath of secrecy taken while assuming the charge.

Over 100 booked, 6 arrested after communal clash near Agra
Over 100 booked, 6 arrested after communal clash near Agra

The clashes had erupted in the town, 30 km from Agra city, after some purported comments surfaced on social media against a community.

Every day, these Gujarat teachers trek 7 km to reach their students
Every day, these Gujarat teachers trek 7 km to reach their students

Climb 7 km, teach, take care of mid-day meal, climb down, repeat: this is the routine of the two government primary teachers on working days at Cheen Kuwa Primary School.

Kashmir pays tribute to teachers, gives discounts in hotels for the day

The hoteliers and transporters offered a special discount of 10 to 20 per cent only to the teachers, across the valley, on September 5.

Cong demands sacking of Chhattisgarh CM over co-op bank scam

"The only way to trace the truth in the Rs 54.38 crore scam in which hard earned money of 25,716 depositors of the bank has been siphoned off is (to have) an SIT probe monitored by the Supreme Court," said Congress.

Afzal Guru, Yakub Memon hangings send signals of weak Govt: Justice Ajit Prakash Shah

Sudden decision on Guru was purely political, says former Delhi High Chief Justice.

One needs to be a good listener in order to become a good orator:  PM Modi on Teachers Day

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One needs to be a good listener in order to become a good orator: PM Modi on Teachers Day

2008 Malegaon blast case: Victims want Rohini Salian on their side

Salian was approached to associate with the case by lawyers contacted by the NGO Jamiat-Ulama-E Maharashtra which has been asked by the victims to represent them as “interveners”.

2007 Samjhauta Express blasts case: Four more Samjhauta witnesses turn hostile

The blasts had occurred on the intervening night of February 18-19, 2007, near Dewana railway station in Panipat district of Haryana, killing 68 people, mostly Pakistanis.

Odisha: Three hardcore Maoists surrender

The trio - identified as Muka Kunjami (35), Mukunda Sodi (30) and Budra Kunjami (32) - were involved in several offences including murder, blasting of government buildings and ambush, the SP said.

Kasturirangan report: Govt set to extend deadline

An indication to this effect was given by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy after a meeting with Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar.

We have the right to rename roads under our jurisdiction: NDMC to High Court

The advocate had filed the PIL, challenging the NDMC’s decision to change the name of Aurangzeb Road and rename it after India’s former president.

OROP row: Veterans ready to accept revision in 2 years, not 5

Speaking earlier at a press conference at Jantar Mantar, the veterans attacked the government saying that the agitation had shattered the steel frame that the IAS lobby created within the government for years.

Sheena Bora murder case: Worli cops say Rahul never  lodged missing complaint
Sheena Murder Mystery

No entry found in 2012, 2013 daily diaries; police yet to check Khar police records.

Posters in Srinagar's Pulwama ask locals to live life the Islamic way

The posters warned of serious action against those who spread "drugs" among the youth and "immorality" in society.

Political leaders speak out against Manipur crisis, back tribals in neighbouring state

Although the contents of the Naga Accord are not yet known, there is hearsay that Naga areas of Manipur are likely to be given an Autonomous District Council.

Kalburgi murder: Former Rama Sene chief detained in Mangaluru

The chief of a local fringe right wing outfit was detained here today by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) in connection with the murder of progressive Kannada scholar and researcher Prof M M Kalburgi at Dharwad on August 30, police said.

Uttar Pradesh: Panchayat forces minor rape victim to abort baby

Upon learning about the girl’s pregnancy, the FIR further alleged, the accused organised a panchayat that ordered for the abortion and also “ex-communicated” the victim’s family.

RSLP leader given marching orders for hosting Hardik

On Sunday, Kushwaha had said that Katiyar had not sought party’s permission to host Hardik Patel in Delhi.

Wife stabbed to death by husband, one-year-old son found alive next to her

Police found a suicide note written in Kannada by the husband Manjunath, 30, who claimed in the note that he and his wife Meena Rani were undergoing several financial crisis and thus decided to end their lives.

Out in the Delhi cold, Ford Foundation head moves out

In an email addressed to “extended family”, Ramdas indicated that her move might be linked to the government’s probe against the foundation for its grants to Sabrang Trust run by activist Teesta Setalvad.

Ask Army to vacate land for Navy Headquarters: Urban Ministry

Ministry of Urban Development writes to the Defence Ministry to work out a solution.

For the 16th time in 8 yrs, Masarat sent to jail under PSA

On Thursday, the Jammu District Magistrate slapped the PSA against Alam after which he was shifted to Jammu’s Kotbalwal Jail.

Thin crowd greets Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel as Patidars skip Mehsana event

Anandiben Patel, who is already a Z plus protectee, remained under heavy security cover throughout the event for inauguration of infrastructure projects worth Rs 21 crore in the area.

The RSS leadership was also learnt to have conveyed to the government its apprehension over the failure of the J&K government in checking the growing influence of separatists in the Valley.

To get majority on its own, BJP wants to contest 160 seats
Decision 2015

Although a meeting was held between BJP chief Amit Shah and the allies on August 31, no decision on seat sharing was taken.

Teachers’ Day: Govt pulls out all stops to show PM’s event live in every school

“All the schools are requested to make arrangements on the 4th of September, 2015 so that children may get an opportunity to learn from the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s interaction,” stated the CBSE circular.

German Chancellor’s October visit: Govt planning Varanasi sojourn for Merkel

The advance teams from German security and protocol departments are scheduled to visit India next week to finalise the preparations for the German Chancellor’s visit.

Group A officers of paramilitary forces must get pay upgrade: Delhi HC

The judgment will benefit more than 11,000 Group A officers of BSF, CISF, CRPF, ITBP and SSB.

FIR against Hardik for ‘trespass’, ‘assault’

Complaint filed after PAAS held meeting at Umiya Campus.

Australia, India share jihadi radicalisation worry

India and Australia have a working group on counter-terrorism. It met in Delhi last week to formalise strategies and cooperation to counter increasing radicalisation of youth by jihadi groups.

UAE backs India’s UN move to choke terror fund

The CCIT, proposed by India in 1996, aims at banning terrorists and making it binding on countries to deny funds and havens to them.

Use your Christian names, Kerala church tells priests

The Church spokesperson claimed that often many Christian girls and boys had more than one name — one name in the register of baptism, and another by which the child is usually known.

Samajwadi Party quits Janata Parivar, to contest independently in Bihar polls
Decision 2015

"SP felt humiliated as 'big' parties of the (Grand) Alliance did not consult it while declaring candidates in Bihar," party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's brother Ramgopal Yadav said.

Nigerian lottery frauds: AP and Telangana cops make arrests in New Delhi, West Bengal

All three accused have been brought to Hyderabad for further investigation.

Nitish Kumar lost credibility the day he joined Lalu Prasad: BJP

BJP leader Rajiv Pratap Rudy said Samajwadi Party's storming out of the anti-BJP 'grand alliance' has made it clear that no party wants to stand with a losing coalition.

Smart City plans should come up in consultation with people: Venkaiah Naidu

Smart City Plans will be evaluated in the second stage of City Challenge competition based on such consultations and their economic and environmental impacts, Naidu said.

Declarations under blackmoney window to remain confidential

The Finance Ministry also detailed treatment of income of non-residents after moving back to the country and as well as applicability of Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) provisions.

Diagnosed with cancer in 2007, Yanga fought bravely against her ailment for several years until she breathed her last in Guwahati on Thursday.

Complaint against Council members for taking plots meant for landslide affected families

The state government had earlier purchased for Rs 1 crore an area big enough to host 100 homes to resettle victims of catastrophic landslides and landslips in.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan: PM Narendra Modi invites nominees for ‘chai pe charcha’

Cricketer-turned-politician Mohammad Kaif told The Indian Express that he has received an invitation to meet the PM.

CWC likely to meet September 8, roll out process for changes in party

On Cong table: extend Sonia tenure as party chief, allow dual membership

Home withdraws security cover to 30 VIPs, 8 of Shinde family in list

As many as eight family members of Shinde are no longer eligible for security cover — wife Ujwala, daughters Praniti and Smruti, son-in-law Raj Shroff, two granddaughters and two grandsons.

Kalburgi murder: Police release sketches of two suspects

Both Maharashtra police and Karnataka CID team are trying to ascertain if there is any link between Kalburgi's murder and the killings of Dabholkar and Pansare.

Troops detain, search marriage party at LoC, say they had ‘terror inputs’

Over 100 guests stopped, bride made to step out of doli thrice; Army says ‘routine check’

Goa students to be sensitised against cruelty to animals

The circular issued to all government, government-aided, middle and high schools has asked teachers to show students video clips educating them on the issue.

In another corner of Delhi, an old stretch renamed Aurangzeb Road

Named Okhla road after Aurangzeb to oppose attempts to rewrite history: former Congress MLA.

Bharat Bandh cripples normal life; transport, banking services hit across India

Normal life was affected in various parts of the country, including West Bengal, Tripura, Kerala and Karnataka, as 10 central trade unions today went on a day-long nationwide strike to protest against changes in labour laws and privatisation of PSUs.

‘No khap meeting in decades’: UP village disputes rape diktat claim

Dalit sisters had approached Supreme Court seeking protection after an alleged khap diktat that they should be raped as punishment for their brother’s supposed elopement.

Opinion & Editorials

But the challenge in education lies in enabling teachers to innovate and individualise pedagogy.

The fortunes of politicians have long been entwined with this vegetable.

‘If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it’: Goebbels.

The state was created to preserve the sanctity of life and property. Both attributes are exposed to elements the state can no longer control in Pakistan.

Any Indian railway station is heartland of the middle class.

Law Commission provides a frail reason for carving out the terror exception vis-a-vis the death penalty.

India needs to revisit its position, nuance it, for a meaningful outcome.

Thirty years after its creation, the Bajrang Dal continues to challenge an already precarious rule of law

Uphaar verdict reinforces a dispiriting message: scales of justice tilt towards well-heeled

As they sit on daily judgement, they reveal their insecurity about their own paths to power — and a distrust of the outsider.

A schooling initiative in Bhubaneswar doesn’t leave it to government, seeks to be the change agent.

How did Indrani plan it? What was on her mind? That and more, after a break.

Once again, the debate on census population data on religion misses the point.

Differentiating between terror and other cases for death penalty is unsustainable.

That’s the real challenge, in Palmyra and elsewhere, in the face of the IS’s ideology of fear and destruction.

The renaming of road is part of a wider pattern of strategic messaging by NDA.

Use of ‘development’ as a catch-all represents a shrinking of the imagination.

Why payments banks must not fizzle out like other attempts at financial inclusion.

On census, Christians and conversions, Surjit Bhalla has tortured his data to make it say what he wants to hear.

In being unafraid of bringing religion into foreign policy, Modi treads new ground in India. But there are dangers.

The state needs a stimulus. Only the Centre can provide it.

India and Pakistan are seriously in need of couples conselling.

We stand to gain much from developing an understanding of ancient India, its deep and diverse ideas.

The Centre needs to wake up. Otherwise India may return to the shortages of the mid-1960s.

In August, the rupee has depreciated by about 3.3 per cent against the US dollar. Such volatility and decline in asset prices are stressful.

The new leader from Gujarat is an unpleasant young man with dodgy political ideas and dodgy political heroes.

Last week when TV channels announced that Sarma was holding talks with BJP president Amit Shah, Rahul sprang belatedly into action.

Indians hate to walk. At sprawling foreign airports, they often don’t need to.

From now on China will be like any other economy.

Despite having the highest level of female education and the lowest fertility rate, why is the Christian population growth rate the same as that of the average Indian?

Things can change between India and Pakistan if one side simply refuses to play the well-worn game

The man of the match in Sri Lanka: Mahinda Deshapriya, elections commissioner

Brazil’s president has upset both sides of the spectrum. The stalemate seems set to continue.

Patel demand for reservation is an eruption against growth that has not been inclusive or accommodative.

Special package will not have an enabling effect on Bihar’s economy.

A full-fledged GST will take time in the present political environment.

Is forcing government servants to send their kids to government schools absurdity or common sense?

They need protection. They are not wastelands, or receptacles of garbage.

India isn't insulated from the global turmoil.

Sangakkara reintroduced the indomitable spirit of Sri Lankan cricket to the world.

Gujarat, the first state to fight caste-based reservations, may also be the first to re-invent the system.

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