NEW DELHI - Khalistani terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo was arrested at a railway station here on Monday morning, a day after he escaped from a high security prison in Punjab. The Khalistan Liberation Force (KLF) leader was nabbed from the parking area of Nizamuddin railway station by Delhi Police's Special Cell, Special Commissioner of Police Arvind Deep told IANS. He was later produced in court which sent him to...
BENGALURU - The Income Tax (IT) department on Monday asked Karnataka's mining baron and former BJP Minister Gali Janaradhan Reddy how much he spent on his daughter's "fat" wedding in the city on November 16. "Furnish the expenditure incurred during the marriage function of your daughter Brahmani with Rajeev Reddy by Friday," said Sanjiv Kumar Verma, Assistant Director of Income Tax (Investigation),
BHOPAL - Police on Monday shot dead eight undertrial activists of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) in an alleged gun battle, hours after they escaped from a high-security jail here. Opposition parties, including the Congress, questioned the government's claim, hinting that the shootout may have been staged. Police said the members of the banned Islamist outfit allegedly killed a police head constable...
BHOPAL - Hindu groups held demonstrations against "Ae Dil Hai Mushkil" in many cities of Madhya Pradesh on Friday. However, theatres continued to show the movie which released on the occasion of 'Dhanteras'. Hindu groups are opposing the film as it features a Pakistani actor Fawad Khan in one important role. Hindu right-wing groups led by the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) had given a call for banning Pakistani artistes...
CHANDIGARH - Punjab was on maximum alert on Thursday while villagers close to the border with Pakistan have been told to move to safer locations following Indian "surgical strikes" across the LoC. "Punjab is in a state of maximum alert," Harcharan Bains, the advisor to Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, said here. He said appropriate steps were being taken to ensure the safety of people in the border areas with Pakistan.
MUMBAI - The Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) on Friday gave a 48-hour ultimatum to all Pakistani cine and television artistes here to quit India or face consequences. The Mumbai police promptly responded, saying foreign artistes holding valid documents need not worry. MNS Chitrapat Sena chief Ameya Khopkar told the media that there was "an anti-Pakistan" wave across India after the September 18 terror attack...
DHAKA - Bangladesh police stormed a militant hideout near Dhaka on Saturday, shooting dead three alleged Islamist extremists, including the suspected mastermind of the cafe attack that killed 22 mostly foreign hostages last month. "We can see three dead bodies here, Tamim Chowdhury is dead. He is the Gulshan attack mastermind and the leader of JMB (Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh)," senior police officer Sanwar Hossain said.
MUMBAI - In a historic verdict demolishing another bastion of gender discrimination in the country, the Bombay High Court on Friday permitted the entry of women right up to the restricted grave area of the famous Haji Ali Dargah here. The 56-page ruling by a division bench comprising Justice V.M. Kanade and Mohite Revati-Dere came on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by NGO Bharatiya Muslim Mahila Andolan (BMMA)
KOLKATA - A film festival screening the biggest repertoire of films and documentaries on Mother Teresa, a Thanksgiving Eucharist and a homage by the Mamata Banerjee government are among a series of events planned in the city to celebrate her historic canonisation. The four-day Mother Teresa International Film Festival (MTIFF), beginning August 26, will feature 23 foreign and Indian films made on or inspired by the...
HYDERABAD - Nearly 3,000 migrants from Andhra Pradesh were among the Indians left jobless and stranded in Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. Minister for Non-Resident Indians (NRI) affairs Palle Raghunath Reddy on Monday wrote to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, seeking her intervention and urged her to issue necessary instructions to officials of Indian embassies in those countries to provide food and shelter to the stranded.