Thursday, May 23TRUSTED FEARLESS,FAIR,FRESH,FIRST NATIONAL INTERNATIONAL NEWS PORTAL

Tag: Google news

Politics

Seven Naxalites killed in encounter in Chhattisgarh’s Bijapur district | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Seven Naxalites were killed in an encounter with the security personnel on Thursday in the border area of Bijapur district in Chhatisgarh.The joint team of security personnel was engaged in an anti-Naxal operation when the encounter took place. SP Prabhat Kumar confirmed that seven Naxalites in 'Maoist uniform' had been gunned down so far, PTI reported.The operation was started based on intelligence about the presence of cadres from the Maoists' Indravati Area Committee and Platoon No.16. Personnel from various state police units, including the District Reserve Guard from Dantewada, Narayanpur, and Bastar districts, Bastar Fighters, and the Special Task Force, were involved in the operation. Seven firearms have been recovered from the encounter site, and further details are a...
Politics

Bomb threat: 2 Delhi University colleges receive bomb threats, police at spot | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Two Delhi University colleges on Thursday received bomb threats which later turned out to be bogus.According to the Delhi Fire Service, calls were received regarding bomb threats at Lady Shri Ram College and Sri Venkateswara College. Fire tenders and Delhi police at the spot.Later the Delhi Police claimed that the calls were bogus and there is no need to worry."Some calls were received regarding bomb threats in colleges. All are bogus calls. No need to worry," the Delhi Police said.This comes a day after, a bomb threat sent alarm bells ringing in the North Block, which houses the home ministry office, but was declared a hoax after nothing objectionable was found.In the past few weeks, bomb threat emails have been received by many establishments in the national capital, includ...
Politics

Won’t resign because it will set precedent, give BJP free hand to target oppn CMs: Kejriwal | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has said he won't resign because it will set a precedent and give the BJP-led Central government a free hand to target opposition chief ministers, including Mamata Banerjee and M K Stalin. And this, he said, is very dangerous for democracy. In an interview to PTI Videos on Wednesday, Kejriwal, who will have to go back to Tihar Jail after his interim bail ends on June 1, said he will approach the court to allow him to fulfil his duties as chief minister of Delhi from prison. The AAP national convener was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate on March 21 in connection with a money laundering case related to his government's liquor excise policy. The BJP has been demanding his resignation since he has been arrested by the probe agency. Kejr...
Politics

Kaamya Karthikeyan becomes youngest Indian to scale Mt Everest | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's Kaamya Karthikeyan has become the youngest Indian to scale Mt. Everest - 8849 meters - from the Nepal side. She is also the second youngest in the world to climb the Everest. In her journey, her father who is an Indian Navy, Cadr. S Karthikeyan also helped her to climb the Mt Everest. The Western Naval Command took to X to congratulate the father-daughter duo.They wrote, "Ms Kaamya Karthikeyan, a 16-year-old, class XII student of Navy Children School, Mumbai and her father Cdr S Karthikeyan of the #IndianNavy successfully summitted Mt. Everest (8849 M) on 20 May 24."Resharing this tweet, Indian Navy said, "#IndianNavy congratulates Ms Kaamya Karthikeyan d/o Cdr S Karthikeyan on becoming the youngest #Indian & the second youngest girl in the world to summit Mt Ever...
Politics

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Top 10 richest and poorest candidates of Phase 6 | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The country is all set to vote in Phase 6 of Lok Sabha elections in 58 seats across 8 states and Union territories on May 25. With 889 candidates in fray, this phase will witness the richest and the poorest candidate contesting from the same state of Haryana.The richest candidate and BJP leader Naveen Jindal with Rs 1241 crore+ assets will contest from Kurukshetra.Independent candidate Master Randhir Singh with Rs 2 as total assets will contest from Rohtak. With Rs 97 crore+ assets, BJP's Maneka Sanjay Gandhi has also made it to the list of richest candidates contesting in Phase 6.Here are top 10 candidates with highest assets:Candidate namePartyAsset (in Rs)Lok Sabha seatNaveen JindalBJP1241 crore+KurukshetraSantrupt MisraBJD482 crore+CuttackSushil GuptaAAP169 crore+Kurukshe...
Politics

‘Mamata Banerjee’s govt taking forward appeasement unconstitutionally’: JP Nadda after Calcutta HC order scrapping OBC certificates | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Tearing into the ruling TMC in West Bengal after the Calcutta High Court cancelled all OBC certificates issued in the state after 2010, BJP President JP Nadda on Thursday said that the court's judgement shows how CM Mamata Banerjee-led government was taking forward appeasement unconstitutionally.He said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had raised this issue during the election campaigns and that the leaders of the INDI alliance are shredding the constitution."Calcutta High Court has cancelled the OBC reservation given to the Muslims under the OBC quota subcategory. The Calcutta High Court has also cancelled OBC certificates issued In West Bengal to Muslims from 2010 to 2024. Both these judgements show how Mamata Banerjee's government was taking forward appeasement unconstituti...
Politics

Delhi Police not to record statement of Kejriwal’s parents today in Maliwal assault case: Sources | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police has postponed the recording of statements from Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal's parents today in connection with Swati Maliwal assault case, as confirmed by ANI quoting sources. Delhi Police sources said that the delay is attributed to the need for further investigation following Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Maliwal's statement to the magistrate, where she purportedly indicated a meeting with Kejriwal's parents and wife before the alleged assault incident occurred."She came out after meeting them. That's why we are asking for time of two days to take their statement," the sources explained.Meanwhile, chief minister Kejriwal expressed uncertainty regarding the police's impending visit. He said he is waiting for the police and has not been infor...
Politics

Bihar will improve by winning elections with right people: Prashant Kishor | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Poll strategist Prashant Kishor on Tuesday said that Bihar's reformation lies in winning elections with the right candidates rather than merely securing victory. While addressing a meeting at University Guest House in Kamla Nehru Ridge in New Delhi, Kishor stated, "Chunav jeetne se Bihar nahi sudhrega, chunav sahi logo k saath jeetne se Bihar sudhrega (Bihar will not improve by winning elections, Bihar will improve by winning elections with the right people)".The meeting aimed to encourage the Bihar population to associate with Kishor's political party, Jan Suraaj, and bring about a change in power. Kishor urged attendees to share their desires and aspirations through videos on social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp. He declared 'Bringing reforms in Bihar' as the s...
Politics

Watch: Indian Air Force conducts night vision goggles-aided landing at Eastern sector | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The Indian Air Force (IAF) achieved another milestone with a successful Night Vision Goggles (NVG)-aided landing of a C-130J aircraft at an Advanced Landing Ground in the Eastern sector.The IAF took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to announce this significant achievement, highlighting the successful operation that further enhances its operational reach and defence preparedness. The IAF shared two videos with the caption, "IAF continues to expand capabilities, reinforcing commitment to safeguard nation's sovereignty by enhancing operational reach and defence preparedness. #HarKaamDeshKeNaam."The use of NVGs for night-time operations significantly enhances the IAF's capability to conduct operations with precision even in low light conditions, thereby bolstering its strategic a...
Politics

Jamtara & Mevat emerge as hotspots of Cyber fraud; gangs operating ‘corporate style’ | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Jamtara and Mewat have been upstaged as hotspots of financial cyber fraud in India, with 46% of defrauded money now lost to cybercrimes like investment scams, digital arrest scams, trading scams and dating scams originating in southeast Asian countries like Cambodia, Myanmar and Lao PDR.Organised cybercrime gangs, according to the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre (I4C) CEO Rajesh Kumar, are operating ‘corporate style’ from compounds in these countries, hiring Indian job-seekers through illegal recruitment agents and then compelling them to defraud fellow citizens in India.Between January and April this year, Rs 1,420 crore was lost to 62,587 investment scams, Rs 222 crore to 20,043 trading scams, Rs 120 crore to 4,600 digital arrest scams and Rs 13 crore to 1,725 romanc...
Politics

Graffiti against Kejriwal: Accused produced before Delhi court | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi Police produced Ankit Goyal, who was arrested for writing death-threatening graffiti against Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, before the Tis Hazari court here on Wednesday. Goyal, 33, a resident of Bareilly, was arrested earlier in the day. According to the police, he works in a government bank.He is not associated with any political party, the police sources added.It also seems that the mental condition of the accused is not good, although this can be confirmed only after a medical examination, the police sources said.The Metro Unit of Delhi Police had registered an FIR and was investigating the matter. Earlier, the Aam Aadmi Party accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of plotting an attack on Delhi CM Kejriwal.While addressing a press conference in the national capi...
Politics

INDIA bloc working as a well-oiled machinery, getting people’s support: Laliteshpati Tripathi | India News – Times of India

Trinamool Congress’s lone candidate in UP, Laliteshpati Tripathi, who is contesting from Bhadohi as INDIA bloc pick, is confident of his victory. Talking to Shailvee Sharda, he spoke about the challenges and poll prospects. Excerpts:What is your biggest challenge as a lone candidate of TMC in UP?When we started out two-and-a-half months ago, the common suggestion was that I should contest on Samajwadi Party’s symbol, but I kept reinforcing and the challenge of people not knowing my party’s symbol was eventually won over.We were careful about the selection of words that connected with the people to describe the symbol as ‘phool’ (flower) is normally used by the BJP in the Hindi belt. We used ‘Do daali aur chhe patti wala phool’ to help voters recall the symbol.What made you pick Bhadohi ...
Politics

Out on bail, can ‘victim’ Kejriwal sway Delhi? | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: When Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal led a protest march of Aam Aadmi Party to BJP headquarters in the capital last Sunday against the arrest of his close aide in an alleged assault case, it was seen as an extension of a resolute fight he waged against Centre.Out on interim bail for three weeks to campaign for his party in the ongoing polls, Kejriwal has made the BJP-led central govt’s alleged attempt to “crush and break” AAP by “framing” party functionaries in “fake” cases of corruption the main election issue this time.The AAP national convener himself was arrested on March 21 in an alleged money laundering case linked to a now-rescinded excise policy, just five days after general elections were announced in the country and the model code of conduct was imposed.AAP con...
Politics

9 militants held in Manipur | India News – Times of India

GUWAHATI: Police arrested nine militants from banned outfits Kangleipak Communist Party (Taibanganba) and Revolutionary People's Front (RPF)/People's Liberation Army (PLA) in Manipur on Tuesday.Two pistols, 19 live rounds, Rs 30,000, extortion letters, and a car were seized from them.!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { if (f.fbq) return; n = f.fbq = function() { n.callMethod ? n.callMethod(...arguments) : n.queue.push(arguments); }; if (!f._fbq) f._fbq = n; n.push = n; n.loaded = !0; n.version = '2.0'; n.queue = []; t = b.createElement(e); t.async = !0; ...
Politics

Triple amputee treks up to Everest base camp | India News – Times of India

PANAJI: Early this month, when 30-year-old Tinkesh Kaushik set out from Goa for Everest base camp, all he had going for him was true grit. Eight days later, braving harsh weather, high altitudes and treacherous terrain, Kaushik, a triple amputee, had arrived at the base camp for the world's highest mountain, propelled by his courage and prosthetic limbs.The base camp is at 5,364 metres (17,598 feet) and the temperature was -15°C."I am the world's first triple amputee with 90% locomotor disability to trek to Everest base camp," Kaushik claimed. He braved bouts of acute mountain sickness and falls on the way, but didn't give up. "I faced physical challenges but finished the trek with my mental strength," Kaushik said.Trained 2 hrs at gym, walked 5-10km every day, says KaushikThis is not t...
Politics

38% IITians from class of 2024 yet to be placed: RTI | India News – Times of India

There was a time when the IITs would see recruiters land up at their gates a day before the hiring season began, and the famed 'day zero' came into being.Far from that glorified time, the class of 2024 has had a rough start to their professional careers. Around 38% IITians across all 23 campuses are yet to be placed, shows responses to RTI applications filed by IIT Kanpur alumnus Dheeraj Singh.IIT Delhi has mailed its alumni seeking help to place the current batch or recommend graduates to firms looking to hire engineers. IIT-Bombay and Birla Institute of Technology and Science have also reached out to its alumni.'7,000+ IIT students yet to get placements this year'As the placement session for the academic year 2023-24 at IIT-Delhi draws to a close, we find ourselves faced with a signif...
Politics

EC officials: Difference of only few lakhs between P1 & final figures | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Dismissing the noise over the gap in election day turnout numbers and the final figures released by it, Election Commission officials on Wednesday said any calculation of "change" in turnout has to be made on the difference between the numbers updated on the day after voting () and the final figures which are released a few days later, while pointing out that the gap between the updated numbers the day after polling and the final numbers is only a few lakhs.Congress has questioned the 1.07 crore increase in voting by citing the difference between the numbers updated on EC's app on the day of polling and the final turnout data. Officials who refused to speak on record by saying that the matter was pending in Supreme Court, said it was wrong to take the numbers on polling day, ...
Politics

Bangladesh MP missing from Kolkata for 8 days said to be killed | India News – Times of India

KOLKATA: A Bangladesh MP who came to Kolkata earlier this month for medical treatment and then went missing is said to have been murdered.Bangladesh home minister Asaduzzaman Khan said in Dhaka on Wednesday that three persons had been arrested in Bangladesh for the murder of Anwarul Azim Anar, 56, in Kolkata. The MP's body, however, has not been found yet."Azim was murdered in a planned manner in a house in Kolkata.Police forces of both India and Bangladesh are working simultaneously to unearth the motive behind the murder and who the culprits are. We are following all international protocols to get to the bottom of this," Khan said, adding that "people of our country are involved in the killing".A three-time Awami League MP, Azim had reached Kolkata on May 12 and put up with long-term ...
Politics

Court ruling on OBC certificates in Bengal exposes Didi’s appeasement politics: Shah | India News – Times of India

Union home minister Amit Shah on Wednesday accused West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee of resorting to "appeasement politics," while appreciating the Calcutta HC's decision to scrap OBC certificates issued by her govt, reports Rohit Khanna. "I welcome the court's decision to scrap OBC certificates issued by the West Bengal govt which illegally benefitted Muslims with reservations while depriving OBCs of their rights.The decision exposes Mamata Banerjee and INDIA bloc's politics of appeasement. She has openly criticised the order of the honourable court but BJP will not allow TMC to trample on the rights of OBCs," Shah said.!(function(f, b, e, v, n, t, s) { function loadFBEvents(isFBCampaignActive) { if (!isFBCampaignActive) { return; } (function(f, b, e, v, n, t...
Politics

Mirwaiz, kin among 7 booked for encroaching evacuee land; Hurriyat chairman alleges harassment | India News – Times of India

SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Wednesday denied charges of land grab a day after J&K Police’s anti-corruption bureau (ACB) booked him, his IAS officer brother-in-law Majeed Khalil Drabu and five others for allegedly encroaching on nearly an acre of “evacuee/custodian land”, on which the duo’s Srinagar’s houses stand.Land belonging to a person who migrated to Pakistan after Partition is considered evacuee or custodian property, and remains in the control of govt.In the case of the Mirwaiz and Drabu, who is currently serving as Controller of Legal Metrology in J&K, the FIR registered on Tuesday claims the allotment of the landat Nigeen in Hazratbal area of Srinagar several decades ago was done in a wrongful manner in collusion with revenue officials.Acc...
Politics

Farmers gather at Shambhu, Khanauri to mark 100 days of ‘Delhi Chalo’ protest | India News – Times of India

AMBALA: Farmers assembled in large numbers on Wednesday at Shambhu and other border points to mark the completion of 100 days of the ongoing protest to press the Centre to accept their demands, which includes a legal guarantee of MSP for crops. The farmers have camped at the Shambhu and Khanauri border points since February 13 when their 'Delhi Chalo' march was stopped by security forces. Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee leader Sarwan Singh Pandher said farmers gathered at Shambhu, Khanauri and Dabwali border points for the occasion. Pandher accused the BJP-led central government of preventing them from heading towards Delhi to continue their protests and condemned the deployment of heavy police force at the border points between Punjab and Haryana. The KMM leader said that the farm...
Politics

Siliguri’s biodiversity: a model for urban ecology and sustainable development | India News – Times of India

As the world marks the International Day for Biological Diversity, Siliguri's efforts in understanding and appreciating urban biodiversity through the City Biodiversity Index (CBI) stand as a model for sustainable urban development. The CBI, also known as the Singapore Index on Cities' Biodiversity, offers a comprehensive assessment of the city's ecological health, focusing on Native Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services, and Biodiversity Governance.Diverse and rich ecosystemsSiliguri's CBI reveals a vibrant tapestry of life within the city:Bird Species: The city hosts 243 bird species, including the melodious Himalayan Bulbul and the spectacular Asian Paradise Flycatcher.Vascular Plants: With 241 species, including iconic Rhododendrons and delicate Orchids, Siliguri's plant life is both div...
Politics

‘As a first-time observer … ‘: US ambassador on Lok Sabha elections in India | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: US Ambassador to India Eric Garcetti on Wednesday hailed India for executing the world's largest democratic election Lok Sabha polls 2024 with such vibrance.Calling the elections extraordinary and inspiring Garcetti said, "It's extraordinary to see the world's largest democracy execute the biggest election in the world and we've seen incredible, vibrant campaigning, we've seen parties, we've seen rallies, and it's something, just as a first-time observer, that is very inspiring to see."Garcetti called India a natural partner of the US.He further stated, "So, you know, I wish India and Indians luck... India is the fastest-growing economy in the developing world. America is the fastest-growing economy in the developed world. We're natural partners and we're friends and if the U...
Politics

Police to interrogate my old and sick parents: Arvind Kejriwal on Swati Maliwal assault case | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the Delhi Police will interrogate his parents on Thursday. It is suspected that the Delhi Police will be interrogating the Delhi CM's parents in connection to the Swati Maliwal assault case."Tomorrow, Delhi Police will come to interrogate my old and ill parents," the Delhi CM said in a post on X.Soon after Kejriwal's post Delhi water minister Atishi also furthered the claims and slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for involving Kejriwal's parents in the case."I want to ask PM Modi and BJP that 85 years old father of Arvind Kejriwal who cannot walk alone without support and the mother of Arvind Kejriwal who just returned home a few days ago after spending a long time in the hospital, do they think that 85-year-old pa...
Politics

‘Flop film of Do Shehzade’ vs ‘new film on June 4’: PM Modi takes a dig, Akhilesh Yadav hits back | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Election campaigning and movies may have little in common, but when arch political rivals are in the middle of a high-stakes contest, they often add Bollywood twist to attack their opponents. The campaigning for Lok Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday saw one such interesting exchange between Prime Minister Modi and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.PM Modi took a dig at the alliance of Akhilesh Yadav and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and ridiculed their coming together for a second time. "I am surprised by the repeated release of 'Do Shehzade', a flop film of SP and Congress," PM Modi said at an election rally in Basti. The Prime Minister's reference was to the alliance of the two parties in 2017 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. Akhilesh and Rahul had then joine...
Politics

‘Two versions’: Delhi CM Kejriwal demands ‘fair probe’ in Swati Maliwal assault case | India News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: In his first reaction to AAP MP Swati Maliwal's assault case, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal demanded a fair probe in the case and claimed "the incident has two versions"."I want fair investigation, justice in Swati Maliwal assault case as incident has two versions," Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal told the news agency PTI.The chief minister said the matter is currently "sub-judice" and his comment might affect the proceedings."But I expect there will be a fair investigation. Justice should be served. There are two versions of the event. Police should investigate both versions fairly and justice should be done," Kejriwal said.His aide Bibhav Kumar is currently in five-day police custody in connection with the case.Earlier today, Maliwal alleged that there is a "lot of pressure" on everyon...