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What's behind Rafale's 'perception' problem?

Times of India 2 hours 5 minutes ago

As the political row over the Rafale deal rages on, defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman said this is a perception battle we will fight this battle.
Video war over Rafale controversy: Rahul Gandhi dubs Narendra Modi 'India's commander-in-thief' after French video resurfaces
Congress president Rahul Gandhi released a video of a French media portal in connection with the Rafale fighter jet deal and appeared to suggest this is the "sad truth" about Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Government will fight perception battle over Rafale row: Nirmala Sitharaman
She also alleged an #39;international dimension#39; to Congress president Rahul Gandhi#39;s relentless allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale deal
Government will fight perception battle over Rafale row: Nirmala Sitharaman
The defence minister also alleged an "international dimension" to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's relentless allegations of corruption against Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rafale deal
Cong meets CVC, demands probe into Rafale deal
Alleges conspiracy behind by-passing HAL and favouring Reliance Defence
Government Will Fight Perception Battle Over Rafale Row: Nirmala Sitharaman
Defence Minister alleged an "international dimension" to Congress president Rahul Gandhi's relentless allegations of corruption against PM Narendra Modi in the Rafale deal but did not elaborate.
Rafale issue a `perception battle, will fight Congress at all levels: Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman
Congress has dubbed Rafale jet deal as India`s "biggest Defence scam".
This Is A Perception Battle, Will State Facts On Record: Nirmala Sitharaman On Rafale Row
"We'll go to places and state facts on record on Rafale," she said.
Rafale deal: Ready to fight perception battle, says Sitharaman
Rafale deal: Ready to fight perception battle, says Sitharaman
On Rafale row, Nirmala Sitharaman says 'this is perception battle, we'll fight'
Nirmala Sitharamans statement came as Congress president Rahul Gandhi continued to attack the Modi government over the deal with France for the fighter jets.
"Perception Battle, Will Fight It": Nirmala Sitharaman On Rafale Row
Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, referring to the Congress broadside on the Rafale jet deal, said today that she would lead a nationwide campaign to "fight the perception battle" with a series of...
Economic Times, Hindu Business Line, News18, Zee News, Outlook India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV,
  

Tolichowki school rape accused in police custody

Times of India 5 hours 58 minutes ago

Tolichowki school rape accused in police custody
Kerala Nun Rape: Bishop Sent To Jail, Bail Hearing On Thursday
Franco Mulakkal, who headed the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, Punjab, became the first bishop in the country to be sent to jail on charges of raping a nun.
Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal remanded to 12-day judicial cu...
Kerala nun rape case: Bishop Franco Mulakkal remanded to 12-day judicial cu...
Received Death Threats From Bishop Franco Mulakkal's Aides, Alleges Kerala Nun's Sister
The woman said Thomas Chittuparambil, an associate of Mullakal, had threatened them that if the bishop was arrested, their relative would be attacked.
Bishop Franco Mulakkal sent to 14-days police custody
Bishop Franco Mulakkal sent to 14-days police custody
Kerala nun rape: Bishop sent to judicial custody
[India], Sept 24 (ANI): Rape accused bishop, Franco Mulakkal, has been sent to judicial custody till October 6 by the Pala Judicial Magistrate Court in Kerala's Kottayam. In his defence, Bishop Mulakkal, alleged that the police took away his clothes (Pyjama and Kurta) forcefully while he was in custody. However, as it is the procedure before custody, the judge didn't consider his complaint. On September 22, the senior Catholic priest was sent to a police custody till today, after being produced before the magistrate court. His bail plea had been postponed to September 25 by the Kerala High Court. Franco Mulakkal, the Bishop of Mulakkal, is facing allegations of raping a Kerala-based nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016 and was arrested on Friday in Tripunithura after three days of questioning. The clergyman denies the charges of sexual misconduct. The probe team is mulling over to file an application in the court seeking permission to conduct a polygraph test on the prelate, as he is not cooperating during the interrogation, police said. On Sunday, he was taken to the Kuravilangadu Convent, the alleged crime scene, as a part of the evidence-collection process. (ANI)
Ex-Bishop accused of rape gets no relief from high court, goes to jail
Franco Mullakal was arrested last week by the police after questioning him for three days.
Bishop Mulakkal remanded to 12-day judicial custody
Roman Catholic Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on charges of repeatedly raping a nun, was on Monday remanded to a 12-day judicial custody by a magi
Bishop Franco Mulakkal Sent To 14 Days Judicial Custody
Bishop Franco Mulakkal, arrested on charges of raping a nun, was on Monday sent to two weeks judicial custody by a Kerala court.
Kerala nun rape: Kottayam court sends accused Franco Mulakkal to judicial custody till 6 Oct, bishop to be housed in Pala sub-jail
The Pala Judicial Magistrate Court in Kottayam in Kerala on Monday remanded arrested Bishop Franco Mulakkal, accused of repeatedly raping and sexually assaulting a nun, to judicial custody till 6 October.
Kerala nun rape case: Accused ex-bishop Franco Mulakkal sent to judicial custody till October 6
On Saturday, Franco Mulakkal was sent to a two-day police custody. His bail application was also dismissed by the court.
News18, India Today, Sify, Hindustan Times, Hindu Business Line, NDTV, First Post.com, Zee News,
  

Supreme Court says it can't ban criminals in politics, leaves it to Parliament

Hindustan Times 2 hours 5 minutes ago

Under the existing law, politicians are banned from contesting elections for six years only if they are convicted for the crime. Also, there is nothing to stop convicted politicians from heading...
Should MPs/MLAs with criminal past be allowed to contest elections in India? Supreme Court verdict likely today
The five-judge SC bench had in the course of hearing made it clear that it can neither lay down a law nor ask the Parliament to enact one to bar the politicians with criminal antecedents from contesting elections.
SC refuses to disqualify lawmakers facing criminal charges, urges Parliament to make laws
While the top court said filing of a charge sheet cannot be grounds for disqualification of legislators, it expressed concern at the criminalisation of politics
Netas Can't be Barred From Contesting Before Conviction, Must Cite Criminal Cases in Bold: SC
A five-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that decriminalisation of politics was an important issue but it cannot make laws on the same.
Parliament must make law to keep criminals away from public life: Supreme Court
Parliament must make law to keep criminals away from public life: Supreme Court
SC won't ban tainted netas, asks Parl for law
SC won't ban tainted netas, asks Parl for lawThe petitions have been opposed by the centre stating that it was not within the domain of the courts to add new disqualifications, which are not found in the statute.
Parliament Must Ensure Politicians With Criminal Charges Don't Contest Elections: SC
A 5-judge Constitution bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra said that citizens have a right to be informed about the antecedents of their candidates.
Parliament must make law to ensure decriminalisation of politics: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that Parliament must make a law to prevent persons with serious criminal cases pending against them from entering legislature and be part of law making. It asked the candidates to give wide publicity to criminal cases pending against her/him in the local media, after they file nomination to contest polls.
On 'Criminal' Politicians, Top Court Leaves It To Parliament: 10 Points
Time has come for parliament to keep criminals away and "cure the malignancy" by bringing law, the Supreme Court said today on petitions asking whether lawmakers facing charges can be stopped from...
SC says lawmakers facing criminal charges can contest elections until convicted
Citizens have aright to be informed about the antecedents of their candidates, added the top court.
News18, India Today, Economic Times, Outlook India, Times of India, NDTV, Zee News,
  

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking to keep MPs, MLAs from practicing law, says Bar Council of India doesn't prohibit them

First Post.com 18 minutes ago

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices AM Khanwilkar and DY Chandrachud on 9 July had reserved the order on the PIL filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking to bar...
SC dismisses plea to ban lawmakers from practising as lawyers
The Bar Council of India rules does not prohibit legislators from practising as lawyers, the Supreme Court said.
Lawyers Elected As Lawmakers Can Practice In Courts: SC
The bench had on July 9 reserved the order on the PIL filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay.
Lawyers Elected As Lawmakers Can Practise In Courts: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court today dismissed a petition seeking to ban lawmakers from practising as advocates, saying that the Bar Council of India rules do not prohibit them.
Supreme Court says MPs, MLAs can't be banned from practising as lawyers
Supreme Court says MPs, MLAs can't be banned from practising as lawyers
Lawyers elected as MPs or MLAs can practice in courts, says Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a plea seeking to ban lawmakers from practising as advocates, saying that the Bar Council of India rules do not prohibit them.
No bar on legislators from practising in court: Supreme Court
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that there is no bar under the Bar Council of India Rules to debar the legislators (MPs, MLAs, MLCs) from practising in court. The court was hearing a PIL filed by BJP leader and advocate Ashwini Upadhyay seeking to bar lawyer-lawmakers from practising in courts.
Supreme Court LIVE Updates: Key Verdicts on 'Tainted Candidates', Lawyer-Turned-Lawmakers Today
Supreme Court LIVE Updates: Key Verdicts on 'Tainted Candidates', Lawyer-Turned-Lawmakers Today
Supreme Court verdict on plea to ban lawmakers from practising as lawyers t...
Supreme Court verdict on plea to ban lawmakers from practising as lawyers t...
Supreme Court to pronounce verdict on plea to ban lawmakers from practising as lawyers
The plea said the issue is a matter of concern to both the judiciary and the legislature as most of the lawmaker-advocates are involved in active practice of law, despite receiving salaries and other perquisites drawn on the public exchequer.
NDTV, India Today, Zee News, Times of India, News18, DNA, Economic Times,
  

Trump Sends Lovely Message To Dear Friend PM Modi, Here Is What He Said

Outlook India 3 hours 59 minutes ago

President Trump had also described Prime Minister Modi as a "true friend" and both the leaders had maintained a good bond.
Trump sends love to India, regards to `friend` PM Modi
[USA], Sep 25 (ANI): "I love India, give my regards to my friend Prime Minister Modi," United States President Donald Trump told Indian External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj as both exchanged pleasantries during a high-level event on counter-narcotics at the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on Monday. The moment came when Trump was leaving the podium at the conclusion of the event and US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warmly hugged Swaraj and introduced her to the president. During the conversation, EAM Swaraj told Trump that she has brought greetings from Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Responding to the same, Trump, as per the Indian diplomatic sources, said, "I love India, give my regards to my friend Prime Minister Modi." Swaraj was attending an event titled 'Global Call to Action on the World Drug Problem' chaired by the US president as the 73rd Session of the UN General Assembly began in New York. In June last year, Trump had hosted Prime Minister Modi at the White House during his visit to the US. Commenting on Prime Minister Modi's visit to US, the White House had said that it was the "first dinner for a foreign dignitary at the White House under President Trump's administration". "When President Trump came to India in 2014... He was full of very warm remarks and observations about me, I still remember them," Prime Minister Modi had told media warmly at the White House in the US. President Trump had also described Prime Minister Modi as a "true friend" and both the leaders had maintained a good bond. The last meetingbetween the two leaders took place at the ASEAN summit in the Philippines in November last year. (ANI)
India considers Madiba as its own: Sushma Swaraj
Furthermore, twin stamps of Mahatma Gandhi and Nelson Mandela were released in July this year during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's meeting with South African President Ramaphosa.
India considers Nelson Mandela as its own, cherishes special relationship with Africa: Sushma Swaraj at UNGA
Swaraj said,"India cherishes its special relationship with Africa and its people. Our close bonds are reflected in the philosophy of Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi," she said.
I love India, give my regards to my friend PM Narendra Modi: Donald Trump greets...
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj and United States President Donald Trump exchanged pleasantries during a high-level event on counter-narcotics hosted by the latter at the United Nations on Monday.
Nations must work together to combat drug problem: Donald Trump
Trump, who hosted the global leaders at a high-level event on counter-narcotics at the United Nations headquarters here, said illicit drugs were linked to organised crime, illegal financial flows, corruption and terrorism.
I Love India, Give My Regards to My Friend PM Modi: Trump Tells Sushma Swaraj at UN Event
As Trump left the podium at the conclusion of the event at the United Nations, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warmly hugged Swaraj and introduced her to President Trump.
Donald Trump Urges Nations To Work Together To Combat Drug Problem
US President Donald Trump on Monday urged the world leaders gathered to work together to combat the "scourge" of drug addiction and stop all forms of trafficking and smuggling that provide the...
Give my regards to my friend Modi: Trump to Swaraj
Sushma Swaraj and Donald Trump exchanged pleasantries during a high-level event on counter-narcotics at the United Nations on Monday. When Swaraj told the US president that she has brought greetings from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump responded, I love India, give my regards to my friend PM Modi, Indian diplomatic sources said.
Sushma Swaraj set for busy week at UN General Assembly with 30 bilateral, multilateral meetings on her agenda
Swaraj, who arrived in New York on Saturday for the General Assembly week, will on Monday attend the high-level event on Counter Narcotics hosted by US president Donald Trump.
Zee News, Hindustan Times, Money Control, News18, NDTV, Times of India, First Post.com,
  

Cop Taken Off VIP Security Duty After Argument With SPG Protecting Rahul Gandhi

Outlook India 5 hours 5 minutes ago

The Congress chief is on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh.
Amethi Cop Taken Off VIP Duty After Spat With SPG Officer Protecting Rahul Gandhi
The SPG officer protecting Congress chief Rahul Gandhi was in civil dress and was stopped by the police constable, leading to an argument.
UP Cop Taken Off Duty After Arguing With Official Protecting Rahul Gandhi
An Uttar Pradesh police constable was removed from VIP security duty at a guest house at Musafirkhana in Amethi, where Congress president Rahul Gandhi was to stay on his first day of his two-day...
MHA calls Rahul’s remark on former SPG chief ‘baseless&rsquo
MHA calls Rahul’s remark on former SPG chief ‘baseless&rsquo
Uttar Pradesh: Cop taken off VIP security duty after argument with SPG protecting Rahul Gandhi
Amethi Superintendent of Police Anurag Arya told PTI that "this all happened in confusion after the SPG protecting the VIP in civil dress was stopped by the police constable."
Centre dubs Rahul Gandhi's statement on RSS push in SPG hirings baseless
The government on Monday termed as baseless and devoid of fact the statement of Congress president Rahul Gandhi that a former Special Protection Group (SPG) chief had to quit because he refused to accept a list of officers handpicked by the RSS.
MHA brushes off Rahul's SPG remark
[India], Sep 24 (ANI): Rejecting Congress president Rahul Gandhi's claim about selection of Special Protection Group (SPG) officers, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Monday termed it "baseless, devoid of fact and unfortunate". On September 22, Gandhi reportedly said that "the SPG chief appointed by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi had to quit because he refused to accept a list of SPG officers handpicked by the RSS". He made the statement while interacting with college and Delhi University teachers in the national capital. Reacting to Gandhi's remark, the ministry said that the matter has been verified and the officer in question has specifically averred that he did not have any such conversation with Gandhi at any point of time. "The matter has been verified. The officer in question, Vivek Srivastava, former Director, Special Protection Group (SPG), has specifically averred that he did not have any such conversation with Shri Rahul Gandhi at any point of time. The officer has stated that as part of his professional duties he interacted with SPG protectees; however, he has categorically stated that during his interaction with Shri Gandhi, there was no talk whatsoever regarding the appointment of a new Director, or the reasons for his leaving SPG," the MHA stated. The ministry further explained that the SPG is a professional organisation which takes its task of protecting serving Prime Ministers, former Prime Ministers and their families "very seriously and in the highest professional spirit". "SPG is a professional organisation which takes its task of protecting serving Prime Ministers, former Prime Ministers and their families entrusted to its security, very seriously and in the highest professional spirit. The comment reportedly made by Shri Gandhi through the media is baseless, devoid of fact and unfortunate, coming from an SPG protectee," the ministry added. (ANI)
Home ministry calls Rahul Gandhi's comment on former SPG chief Vivek Srivastava 'baseless', 'devoid of fact'
The Home Ministry on Monday dismissed as "baseless" and "devoid of fact" Congress president Rahul Gandhi's statement that a former Special Protection Group (SPG) chief had to quit because he refused to accept a list of officers handpicked by the RSS.
Rahul Gandhi lying about SPG chief being removed because of RSS: Govt
Rahul Gandhi lying about SPG chief being removed because of RSS: Govt
Home ministry dismisses Rahul Gandhi's comment on SPG as 'baseless', 'devoid of fact'
Rahul Gandhi, his mother and former Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and sister Priyanka are among the Special Protection Group's protectees.
Times of India, Zee News, Hindustan Times, Sify, First Post.com, India Today, Economic Times,
  

Date of filing IT returns, audit reports extended till Oct 15

Sify 1 hour 2 minutes ago

New Delhi: The government on Monday extended the due date for filing Income Tax (IT) returns and audit reports till October 15 for the assessment year 2018-19. Initially, the due date for filing of...
ITR, audit report filing extended till October 15
FC Bureau City: New Delhi The government on Monday extended by a fortnight till October 15 the deadline for filing income tax return (ITR) and audit report for financial year 2017-18. The central board of direct taxes (CBDT) had received representations from stakeholders seeking extension of the last date for filing of returns by taxpayers whose accounts have to be audited. The board extends the due date for filing of ITRs as well as reports of audit (which were required to be filed by the said specified date) from September 30, 2018 to October 15, 2018 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers, CBDT said in a statement. However, there shall be no extension of the due date for the purpose of section 234A (Explanation 1) of the I-T Act, 1961 pertaining to interest for defaults in furnishing return, and the assessee shall remain liable for payment of interest as per provisions of section 234A of the Act, it added. As per data released by CBDT earlier, ITR filing by salaried taxpayers and those opting for presumptive income scheme surged 71 per cent to 5.42 crore till August 31. These categories of taxpayers had to furnish their ITRs for financial year 2017-18 by last month. ITR, audit report filing extended till October 15
Deadline for filing I-T returns, audit reports extended to Oct 15
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has extended the deadline for filing of income tax returns and tax audit reports till October 15.The extensio
Govt extends deadline for filing Income Tax returns, audit report till Oct...
Govt extends deadline for filing Income Tax returns, audit report till Oct...
Government extends deadline for filing ITR, audit report till October 15
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had received representations from stakeholders seeking extension of the last date for filing of returns by taxpayers whose accounts have to be audited.
Income Tax Department Extends Deadline For Filing Return, Audit Report
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had received representations from stakeholders seeking extension of the last date for filing of returns by taxpayers whose accounts have to be audited.
Govt extends deadline for filing ITR, audit report till October 15
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had received representations from stakeholders seeking extension of the last date for filing of returns by taxpayers whose accounts have to be audited.
Extension of date for filing of Income Tax Returns and Audit Reports from 30th September, 2018 to 15th October, 2018
The due date for filing of Income Tax Returns and Audit Reports for Assessment Year 2018-19 is 30th September, 2018 for certain categories of taxpayers. Upon consideration of representations from various stakeholders, the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) extends the due date for filing of Income Tax Returns as well as reports of Audit (which were required to be filed by the said specified date) from 30th September, 2018 to 15th October, 2018 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers.
CBDT extends deadline for filing ITRs with audit reports to Oct 15, 2018
CBDT has extended due date for filing of ITR & audit reports from 30th Sept,2018 to 15th Oct, 2018 for all assessees liable to file ITRs for AY 2018-19.
Govt extends deadline for filing ITR with audit report
The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) had received representations from stakeholders seeking extension of the last date for filing of returns by taxpayers whose accounts have to be audited.
DNA, Money Control, NDTV, Zee News, PIB, Economic Times, Times of India,
  

On Rahul Gandhi's "Fun Has Just Begun" Dig At PM, Minister's Angry Retort

NDTV 1 hour 3 minutes ago

Rahul Gandhi's latest barb at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Rafale jet deal controversy, delivered with the promise that "the fun has just begun", had a furious BJP flinging back a - "shame".
Abhi Aur Mazaa Aayega: Rahul Gandhi Says Its Just the Beginning of Rafale Revelations
On a two-day visit to Amethi, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi also accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of being a thief.
The fun has just begun: Rahul on Rafale fracas
The fun has just begun: Rahul on Rafale fracasContinuing his tirade against the government over the fighter-jet deal, Gandhi stated that Prime Minister Modi has aided corruption by favouring Anil Ambani in the deal.
Rahul Gandhi fires fresh salvo, questions PM Narendra Modi's silence on Rafale ...
Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday again targeted Narendra Modi over the Rafale deal and accused the Prime Minister of snatching away money from the poor and handing it over to industrialist Anil Ambani.
Rafale deal stakeholders neutralise Rahul Gandhi's latest attack on Modi sarkar
Rafale deal stakeholders neutralise Rahul Gandhi's latest attack on Modi sarkar
'Chowkidar' Has Committed 'Chori': Rahul Gandhi Attacks PM Modi Over Rafale Deal
Gandhi recalled his meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron and said the French leader had said that the price of the fighter jet could be disclosed.
No JPC probe into Rafale deal despite Opposition demand: Sources
The govt is not likely to accept the oppositiondemand for a JPC probe into Rafale deal.
Rahul Gandhi fires fresh salvo at Modi on Rafale deal
He asks the prime minister for answers on why Rafale price was not disclosed and how Ambani got the contract.
Rahul Gandhi fires fresh salvo at PM Narendra Modi on Rafale deal
The Congress chief arrived here on a two-day visit, the first after his Kailash Mansarover pilgrimage, and said the people of the country want to know the amount involved in the Rafale deal. "Why was the price not disclosed...how was the contract given to Ambani... serious charges have been levelled by former French President Francois Hollande," he said.
Hindustan Times, India Today, Outlook India, Zee News, Money Control, Times of India,
  

Luka Modric FIFA's Best Player Of The Year Award, Ends Decade-Long Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi Doupoly

Outlook India 46 minutes ago

Modric beat out Liverpool's Egyptian forward Mohamed Salah and Ronaldo, who along with Messi did not attend the glitzy awards ceremony in London.
Luka Modric, Marta win Best FIFA player 2018 awards
Peru's supporters won the FIFA Fan Award
Luka Modric Ends Ronaldo-Messi Era To Be Crowned World's Best
Modric's success means Ronaldo remains tied with Messi having won FIFA's award in different guises five times each.
Luka Modric pips Cristiano Ronaldo, Mo Salah to win Best FIFA player a...
Luka Modric pips Cristiano Ronaldo, Mo Salah to win Best FIFA player a...
Luka Modric, Marta win Best FIFA player 2018 awards
Voting for the player and coach categories was conducted by national team captains and managers, selected journalists and, for the first time, an online poll of fans.
Croatia's Modric is FIFA best player of the year
Croatia's Modric is FIFA best player of the year
Croatia superstar Luka Modric wins FIFA Best Men's Player of the Year award
Croatia superstar Luka Modric wins FIFA Best Men's Player of the Year award
Modric, Marta win Best FIFA player 2018 awards
Real Madrid's Croatia midfielder Luka Modric was named Best FIFA Men's Player of the Year for 2018, while Orlando Pride's Brazil forward Marta won the women's award at a ceremony on Monday.
Croatia's Luka Modric wins FIFA best player of the year award
Luka Modric ended Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messis decade-long domination of footballs individual awards by being crowned FIFAs best player of the yea
DNA, Zee News, Times of India, India Today, Reuters, Hindustan Times,
  

Light to moderate rains at some places in Himachal Pradesh: IMD

Economic Times 41 minutes ago

There is no chance of heavy rainfall in any part of the state on Tuesday, Director, Meteorological Centre Shimla, Manmohan Singh said.
At least 11 people dead due to landslides, flash floods caused by heavy rainfall in North India; 'red alert' issued in Punjab
Red alert issued in Punjab and Incessant rains triggered flash floods and landslides in hill states of northern India, with at least 11 people killed on Monday in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Haryana.
News18 Daybreak | Trump's Love for PM Modi, Rain Batters Himachal and Other Stories You May Have Missed
A fresh bout of incessant rains across several states in north India left at least 11 dead on Monday, with a red alert being issued in Punjab and schools being shut down in a number of states, including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir.
Heavy Rain Expected In Mumbai, Himachal Pradesh, Kerala: LIVE Updates
Heavy rain has been forecast across India in capital Delhi, Mumbai and the states of Himachal Pradesh, Kerala and Karnataka.
More than 120 people stranded in Lahaul-Spiti as heavy rainfall pounds Himachal
Heavy rain lashed several areas of Himachal Pradesh on Monday
Heavy rain lashes north Indian states; several reported missing
Heavy rain lashes north Indian states; several reported missing
Himachal: Amid heavy downpour, MeT forecasts more rains
[India], Sep 24 (ANI): With heavy rain continually lashing Himachal Pradesh (HP), the metrological department (MeT) on Monday forecasted more rainfall for the hilly state. Speaking to ANI, Manmohan Singh, the director of the Shimla MeT center, said, "The state has witnessed moderate, heavy and extremely heavy rainfall recently. The western parts o the state - Kullu, Chamba, Kangra - have witnessed the heaviest rains." "There are high possibilities of rains across the state in the next 24 hours, with chances of snowfall in the more elevated areas. Heavy to extremely heavy rains are expected in the central and eastern parts of the state, while the western parts, which witnessed very heavy rains yesterday, will witness relatively lighter rains," Singh added. Heavy snowfall has been witnessed in Lahul-Spiti, Chamba and other districts, while around 225 mm rainfall has been recorded in Kalatop area of Chamba district. The MeT has issued alerts for heavy rains, snow and increasing chances of landslides. Meanwhile, R. Thakur, the District Collector of Mandi said, "Water-levels in the rivers have risen. We are continuously monitoring the situation. Following heavy rainfall alert for today, we have appealed to people to stay indoors and not to go near the rivers." According to data available with the MeT, rainfall in September has been the highest in fifteen years. Earlier today, an Indian Air Force chopper rescued 19 people stranded on an islet on the swelling Beas river at Dobi in Kullu district. The rescued people were then flown to the local airfield of Bhuntar. Also, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur chaired a meeting to take stock of the situation and directed the officers to take all precautionary measures to minimise loss of life and property. (ANI)
Heavy rainfall lashes north India; 8 killed in J&K, Himachal and Haryana
At least 8 people have been killed in three states due to heavy rains.
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BJP alleges Rahul Gandhi behind 'international conspiracy' to sabotage Rafale deal, Hollande part of nexus

First Post.com 3 hours 20 minutes ago

BJP leader and Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat dragged the Gandhi family into the intensifying political row over the fighter aircraft deal, alleging that the UPA government had called off the...
In Rafale Row, BJP Targets Rahul Gandhi With A Robert Vadra Twist
The ruling BJP opened a new front in the raging Rafale row on Monday, accusing Congress president Rahul Gandhi of a "conspiracy, internationally" to sabotage the fighter aircraft deal and benefit his...
Rafale deal: Congress crying foul as Robert Vadra didnt get stake in offset, says BJP
OIS virtually shut down after Bhandari fled to London in February 2017 after a probe into his business functions by ED.
Rahul Gandhi involved in conspiracy to sabotage Rafale deal, Francois Hollande part of nexus: BJP
Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Union minister Gajendra Shekhawat alleged that the UPA government had called off the multi-billion USD deal after a private company linked to Vadra was not chosen as a broker.
Political Slugfest Over Rafale Touches New Low as BJP Introduces Robert Vadra Angle
Claiming that Rahul Gandhi wanted the Rafale deal scrapped to help a firm linked to his brother-in-law Robert Vadra, the BJP said the Congress chief was involved in a conspiracy, internationally and Francois Hollande was part of the nexus to sabotage the procurement.
BJP sees foreign hand in the Congress offensive
The BJP on Monday went on the offensive against the Congress, claiming that party president, Rahul Gandhi, is casting aspersions on the Rafale deal be
Congress peeved over Dassault cancelling Rafale deal with Robert Vadra firm, alleges BJP
Congress peeved over Dassault cancelling Rafale deal with Robert Vadra firm, alleges BJP
Robert Vadra wanted Rafale deal contract for friend Sanjay Bhandari, alleges BJP
BJP has now dragged Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra's name in Rafale jet deal row.
Money Control, News18, Hindu Business Line, India Today, Zee News,
  

Rahul attacks PM for his 'silence' on deal

Hindustan Times 14 minutes ago

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday stepped up his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his continuing silence on the Rafale deal, saying desh ka chowkidar chori kar gaya.
Rahul Attacks Modi With 'Commande-In-Thief' Label
The Congress has been accusing Modi of indulging in crony capitalism apart from violating procedures in the Rafale deal.
In Amethi, shiv bhakt Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over Rafale
In Amethi, shiv bhakt Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over Rafale
In Amethi, Rahul Gandhi alleges 'chowkidar' Narendra Modi robbed India with Rafale deal, says no poll promises were fulfilled
In Amethi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi reiterated that Narendra Modi couldn't look him in the eye in Parliament when he asked him about the Rafale deal.
Rahul Gandhi a #39;directionless leader#39;, Congress creating campaign based on lies: Prakash Javadekar
The senior BJP leader said Gandhi has no facts and evidence against government over the Rafale deal.
Rahul Gandhi a 'Directionless Leader', Congress Creating Campaign Based on Lies, Says Javadekar
The senior BJP leader said Gandhi has no facts and evidence against the government over the Rafale deal.
Rahul Gandhi has no facts, evidence against govt over Rafale deal: Javadekar
The Congress has been attacking the Narendra Modi government over the Rafale issue, alleging corruption in the deal. "Rahul Gandhi is a directionless leader. Only allegations cannot make someone corrupt. Gandhi has no facts or evidence (in his allegations)," BJP leader Prakash Javadekar told reporters on his arrival to the city on Monday.
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Rescued Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy to reach remote Amsterdam Island today

Hindustan Times 2 hours 26 minutes ago

A French patrol boat rescued injured Indian Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy and Irishman Gregor McGuckin on Monday after their boats lost masts in a storm while competing in the around-the-world...
WATCH | The high seas rescue of Commander Abhilash Tomy
WATCH | The high seas rescue of Commander Abhilash Tomy
Foreign Media On Abhilash Tomy's Miracle Rescue From 5-Storey-High Waves
Skippers sailing nonstop and alone around the world - unassisted and without modern navigation aids, as the rules of the notoriously challenging race dictate - found themselves in a vicious cyclone on...
Four-nation operation ends with sailors dramatic rescue
A French vessel named Osiris located injured Indian Navy sailor Abhilash Tomy after a rescue effort involving four nations, over four gruelling and tense days in one of the remotest parts of the world: the southern Indian Ocean. Tomy, 39, had been injured after his two-masted yacht, Thuriya, was caught in a storm, 3,000 km west of the Australian coast.
Navy Commander Abhilash Tomy Rescued; Father Says he is Conscious But Dehydrated
Indian Navy's decorated sailor Commander Abhilesh Tomy was rescued from the Indian Ocean on Monday, three days after he suffered a severe injury when the main mast of his boat was ripped off in a storm.
French ship rescues Abhilash Tomy from South Indian Ocean: All you need to know about Indian Navy Commander
After a multinational effort, stranded and injured Indian sailor Abhilash Tomy, whose yacht was incapacitated in the South Indian Ocean for three days, was rescued on Monday, the Indian Navy confirmed.
Commander Abhilash Tomy rescued by French vessel from southern Indian Ocean
Commander Tomy#39;s vessel had dismasted on September 21 after it was hit by a storm in the southern Indian Ocean
Indian sailor rescued from yacht stranded off Australian coast
An Indian sailor injured in a solo round-the-world race has been rescued, the Indian Navy said on Monday, after Australian authorities said a French ship was nearing his storm-damaged yacht off Australia's west coast.
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Being MP Doesn’t Give You Liberty To Take Law in Your Hands: SC to Manoj Tiwari

Outlook India 1 hour 23 minutes ago

The apex court expressed its anguish against his statement in which he had said that the monitoring committee was not sealing thousands of illegal structures
"We'll Make You Sealing Officer": Top Court Pulls Up BJP's Manoj Tiwari
The Supreme Court today took strong exception to BJP Delhi chief and member of parliament Manoj Tiwari for allegedly violating its directions on the sealing of illegal structures in the national...
After Manoj Tiwaris Claim of 1,000 Illegal Properties, SC Says Give Us List, Will Make You Sealing Officer
Tiwari was present before the court in pursuance to the contempt notice issued to him for allegedly breaking the seal of a premises which was being run in violation of the Delhi Master Plan.
SC lashes out at Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari for violating its order on sealing
Tiwari, who is an MP from northeast Delhi constituency has an FIR against him by the East Delhi Municipal Corporation for allegedly breaking the seal of a premises in Gokalpuri area in north-east Delhi.
On Manoj Tiwari's 1,000 illegal properties claim, Supreme Court says 'give list,...
The Supreme Court took note of Manoj Tiwaris statement made to television channels and gave him time till tomorrow to file the list
Delhi sealing: SC asks Tiwari to explain conduct
The Supreme Court Tuesday directed Delhi BJP Chief and MP Manoj Tiwari, facing contempt notice in a sealing matter, to file an affidavit within a week for allegedly breaking the seal of a premises which was being run in violation of the Delhi Master Plan.
Delhi sealing: SC directs Manoj Tiwari to explain his conduct
Tiwari appeared in person before a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur in pursuance to the notice issued to him on September 19.
Delhi sealing: Supreme Court directs BJP leader Manoj Tiwari to explain his conduct
Tiwari appeared in person before a bench headed by Justice Madan B Lokur in pursuance to the notice issued to him on September 19.
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PM inaugurates 100th Airport Under UDAN Scheme at Pakyong

Voice of Sikkim 7 hours 34 minutes ago

Pakyong, 24 Sep (IPR) : The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi inaugurated the first airport in Sikkim and the 100th functional airport at Pakyong, East Sikkim. Shri Narendra Modi unveiled...
PM inaugurates Sikkim's 1st airport
PAKYONG (SIKKIM), Sept 24 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday dedicated Sikkim's first airport at Pakyong to the nation and said previous governments worked in a slow pace for ushering in development.
Modi dedicates airport in Sikkim, attacks past governments on northeast development
Pakyong, Sep 24 (IANS): Marking a new milestone in the country's aviation sector by bringing Sikkim into air network, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday attacked the previous governments accusing them of having neglected the northeast and said in the last four years his government has opened 35 new airports. "Today, it is not only a historic day for Sikkim but also for the country. After the inauguration of the Pakyong airport here the country has got its 100th airport," he said after dedicating Pakyong Airport to the nation in Sikkim.
Text of PMs address at the inauguration of Pakyong airport, Sikkim
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All about UDAN as Modi inaugurates 2 airports in 3 days
All about UDAN as Modi inaugurates 2 airports in 3 days
India has hit a century: PM Narendra Modi after inaugurating Sikkim's first airport at Pakyong
Sikkim'sPakyong Airport is also one of the five highest airports in India.
PM inaugurates Sikkims first airport, stresses on development
Prime Minister Narendra Modi Monday dedicated Sikkims first airport at Pakyong to the nation and said previous governments worked in a slow pace fo
Sikkim Airport: All You Need To Know
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the first ever airport of Sikkim at Pakyong
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