August, 2017


Two dead, six injured in Finland stabbing spree

Two dead, Finland stabbing spree, six injured in Finland

Turku: Two people were killed and six were injured in a stabbing spree in the Finnish city of Turku on Friday, police said, after officers shot one suspect and warned several others could still be at large. “There are eight victims in the stabbing. Two dead and six injured,” Turku police tweeted after the assault in a market square. Police shot one suspect in the legs and arrested him. Security forces wrote on Twitter that police were “looking for other possible perpetrators”. “They ask the population to leave and avoid centralRead More

Portal launched for online registration of madrassas in Uttar Pradesh

Portal, online registration of madrassas, Uttar Pradesh, 19,000 recognised and 560 aided madrassas

Lucknow: In a bid to check “irregularities in madrassas”, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday launched a portal of UP Madrassa Board for online registration of all such Islamic institutions. “There were a number of complaints of irregularities in madrassas and it was decided to make the registration online so that details of all madrassas, their management, teachers, etc are available online,” UP Waqf Minister Mohsin Raza told reporters here. This is a step towards digitisation which is on the priority of the Yogi Adityanath government, he said. The move will bringRead More

BJP chief Amit Shah sets target of 200 seats in Madhya Pradesh elections

BJP chief, Amit Shah, Madhya Pradesh elections, target of 200 seats in Madhya Pradesh elections

Bhopal: BJP President Amit Shah on Friday set the Madhya Pradesh BJP a target of winning 200 seats in next year’s assembly elections and all the 29 Lok Sabha seats in the state in 2019, sources said. Shah was addressing a gathering of BJP MLAs, MPs and other office bearers of Madhya Pradesh. “He said that he expected no less than 200 seats in next year’s elections. He also said that he wanted all 29 seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections,” sources said. Shah also asked the BJP leaders not toRead More

IndiGo cancels 84 flights over engine issues

IndiGo, 84 flights cancelled, 667 flights were cancelled by IndiGo, 84 flights over engine issues

Mumbai: Budget carrier IndiGo on Friday cancelled 84 flights as it grounded more of its Airbus A320 planes over issues relating to availability of engines. The InterGlobe Aviation-run IndiGo, which had grounded nine A320 neo (new engine option) planes due to issues regarding its Pratt & Whitney engines in June quarter, has grounded four more aircraft taking the total number of AOG (aircraft on ground) to 13, aviation sources told a news agency. Of these, 11 aircraft (VT-IFC, VT-IXN, VT-ITB, VT-ITS, VT-ITF, VT-ITM, VT-ITP, VT-ITJ, VT-IFM, VT-ITO and VT-ITG) are grounded inRead More

10-year-old rape victim delivers baby without knowing it

10-year-old, rape victim, delivers baby,

Chandigarh: A 10-year-old rape victim, who delivered a baby girl in a hospital on Thursday, was told by her parents she was being operated upon for stones, a doctor said. The victim, whose abortion plea was turned down by the Supreme Court, underwent a C-Section in a government hospital here. “Her parents told her that she had been taken to the hospital for treatment of stones,” the doctor said. Dr Dasari Harish, chairperson of a committee constituted for the treatment of the rape victim, said the girl’s condition was stable. “TheRead More

BJP chief Amit Shah on three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh

Amit Shah, BJP, Madhya Pradesh, BJP chief Amit Shah,

New Delhi: BJP chief Amit Shah will attend a series of meetings, including that of state unit office bearers, address students, release a book and meet heads of various social groups during a three-day visit to Madhya Pradesh. Shah left for Bhopal on Thursday night. The visit from Friday is part of his 110-day nationwide tour to strengthen the party ahead of 2019 general elections. He will pay tributes to Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Raja Bhoj in Bhopal on Friday morning, BJP said in a statement. He will attend a series of meetings with local partyRead More

Dalit woman’s nose slashed, husband beaten up in Madhya Pradesh village

Dalit woman, nose cut, Madhya Pradesh, A 35-year-old Dalit woman's nose

Sagar: A 35-year-old Dalit woman’s nose was allegedly slashed and her husband was beaten up by two members of an upper caste family at Renvjha village in Sagar district of Madhya Pradesh. Narendra Singh (32) and his father Sahab Singh beat up the woman’s husband on Monday when he refused to go to their house and do some work, inspector R S Bagri of Surkhi police station said. When the woman was taking her husband to a hospital, Narendra and Sahab attacked her too, the police officer said. Madhya Pradesh Women’s CommissionRead More

Adnan Sami, Yesudas appointed Bharat Bhavan trustees

Adnan Sami, Yesudas, Bharat Bhavan, trustees

Bhopal: Pakistan-origin singer Adnan Sami, who got Indian citizenship last year, and eminent Carnatic musician and playback singer K J Yesudas have been nominated as trustees of the city-based Bharat Bhavan, a senior Madhya Pradesh government official on Thursdaysaid. The Union government made these nominations at the cultural centre, established and financed by the Madhya Pradesh government, and conveyed it to the state administration, Principal Secretary of the Madhya Pradesh Culture Department Manoj Shrivastava said. “The Madhya Pradesh government nominates six trustees while the Centre appoints two in the Bharat BhavanRead More

India-origin kid is overnight hero on British TV

India-origin kid, overnight hero, British TV, Rahul has an IQ of 162,

London: A 12-year-old Indian-origin contestant on a British television show has become an overnight sensation after he answered all questions correctly. Rahul, whose surname is not being revealed, got all 14 of his questions correct in the first round of the latest series of ‘Child Genius’, a show broadcast by Channel 4. He has an IQ of 162, which is believed to be higher than the likes of Albert Einstein and Stephen Hawking and qualifies him to be a member of Mensa club – the largest and oldest high IQRead More

School run by Rajinikanth’s wife shut; Management to file defamation

School, Rajinikanth's wife, defamation, wife of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth

Chennai: The school run by the wife of Tamil superstar Rajinikanth was locked by the landlord of the building on charges that the rent agreed to was not being paid. The school authorities said they have decided to file a defamation case against the landlord for creating “immense agony to the school and issuing false statements to the media.” About 400 children of the Ashram school run by Latha Rajinikanth have been subsequently shifted to another institution. Venkateshwaralu, the landlord of the school, claimed the management agreed to pay theRead More