Naxal attack on CRPF jawans in Sukma: All you need to know

They used the arms which were looted on March 12 from CRPF jawans. Injured CRPF jawan Sher Mohammed said, "First Naxals sent villagers to trace our location, then almost 300 Naxals attacked us. "The Naxals first sent villagers to check our position...I also saw some women Naxals. He said around 10-12 Naxalites must have got killed in the "befitting" retaliation by the CRPF contingent. The anti-naxal task force of the Indian Air Force used four helicopters to bring back bodies and injured soldiers.

April 24, 2017 17:14 UTC

Sudanese man in India for treatment goes missing

Osman Alnor Hassan Yaqoob went missing from his hotel in Jasola on April 14. Express photo Osman Alnor Hassan Yaqoob went missing from his hotel in Jasola on April 14. Express photoA 69-year-old Sudanese man, Osman Alnour Hassan Yagoub, who was in India for treatment at Apollo Hospitals in Jasola, New Delhi, went missing from his hotel located in the same area on April 14. He also said that Osman was diagnosed with a tumor in pancreas and was awaiting treatment at the Apollo hospitals. His brother, Mohd Usman, who has been working in Hyderabad has also arrived in Delhi after their father went missing.

April 24, 2017 16:28 UTC

Government plans Aadhaar-like unique identification number for cows

New Delhi: A government committee has recommended unique identification numbers for cows as one way to prevent their trafficking, according to documents filed by the central government with the Supreme Court. This ID will take the form of a polyurethane tag. The unique identification system for cattle is already put to use by the National Dairy Development Board, organized cattle farms and insurance companies. Inderjeet Singh, director at the Central Institute for Research on Buffaloes in Hisar, said that polyurethane tagging is the most effective livestock identification system. “Tags are placed in both ears of the animal and a unique number is given to each based on its bodily features.

April 24, 2017 15:45 UTC

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 24th April 2017 full episode written update: Raman and Ishita try to rescue Roshini who has been abducted by a pimp

Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 24th April 2017 full episode written update: Ishita finds out that Roshini has been drugged and has her hands tied up. Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 24th April 2017 full episode written update: Ishita finds out that Roshini has been drugged and has her hands tied up. Ishita finds out that she is being drugged and also her hands are tied up. Romi asks Adi to come along with him to the warehouse. Romi asks Adi to forget about Khandpur and Roshini and enjoy all the functions of his marriage.

April 24, 2017 15:45 UTC

Sachin Tendulkar, 44-year-young, still looks 25: Michael Clarke to India Today

As Sachin Tendulkar turned a year older today, former Australia captain Michael Clarke said the Master Blaster is the best batsman he ever saw. I have never seen anybody say a bad word about him," Clarke told India Today. (Sachin Tendulkar birthday special floors Australia in 1998 Coca-Cola Cup final)In ODIs, he has scored 18426 while in Tests he has 15921 runs. "44 years young... Sachin still looks 25. He used a bat which was heavier than he did when he played Test cricket," Ganguly told India Today.

April 24, 2017 15:22 UTC



Aadhaar made mandatory to ensure poor get food, Centre tells high court

Aadhaar was made mandatory to ensure the poor get subsidised foodgrains under the public distribution system (PDS), the Centre told the Delhi High Court today. “Aadhaar is mandatory for PDS, as this system is mostly misused in our country. The subsidised foodgrains were not reaching the poor. The Centre, however, sought dismissal of the PIL, saying a similar plea was pending for consideration before the Supreme Court. The plea further alleged that the Centre’s decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for subsidised food goes against the apex court’s interim order and places the most vulnerable at the risk of being left out of the food security net.

April 24, 2017 15:11 UTC

Patanjali defends amla juice, says its a medicinal product

Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved has been in the news for all the wrong reasons—first over quality of Patanjali ghee and now amla juice. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/MintNew Delhi: Yoga-guru-turned-businessman Baba Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved Ltd on Monday said its amla juice is a medicinal product and not food, like other juices sold in the market. Our amla juice is a medicinal product and is safe for consumption,” said a spokesperson at Patanjali Ayurved. Patanjali amla juice will be back to CSD shelves soon,” added the spokesperson. The product (amla juice) has to be tested by independent private laboratories.

April 24, 2017 14:48 UTC

Leicester duo Morgan, Slimani to miss Arsenal trip

REUTERS - Leicester City captain Wes Morgan and striker Islam Slimani will miss Wednesday's Premier League trip to Arsenal due to injury, manager Craig Shakespeare has said. Slimani suffered a groin injury, while midfielder Nampalys Mendy was ruled out for the rest of the season after undergoing ankle surgery. "Unfortunately Wes Morgan won't make it (for Wednesday's game with Arsenal)," Shakespeare told a news conference on Monday. Leicester, currently 15th in the league, have picked up five victories in their last seven league games to move six points clear of the relegation zone. Following the trip to the Emirates, Leicester travel to the Hawthorns to face eighth-placed West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.

April 24, 2017 14:37 UTC

Why march for Science?

Demonstrators hold a banner as they participate in the March for Science rally on Earth Day in Mexico City, Mexico on Saturday. Inspired by the highly successful Women’s March on Washington, the March for Science hopes to create public dialogue about the discipline which would encourage logical long-term decision-making. Several key figures in the field of science came out to spearhead the movement. A field that is perceived as aloof reached out to the non-scientific public through the March for Science. The march has succeeded in generating public dialogue with an action week that has been initiated by over 100 March for Science partner organisations around the world.

April 24, 2017 14:30 UTC

LinkedIn’s India user base expands to 42 million

Bengaluru: LinkedIn’s user base in India has grown to 42 million, even as the firm hit the 500 million user mark globally, Akshay Kothari, the firm’s India head said in an interview. LinkedIn’s user base will continue to expand at the current 40% two-year growth rate at the very least in the country, Kothari said. Eventually, it could reach a point where globally, the LinkedIn website auto-switches to the Lite version in case of poor connectivity, he added. LinkedIn now has five lines of business in India: talent and marketing solutions, sales and learning solutions, and premium subscriptions. It’s the SMBs, the start-ups of tomorrow, that we need to work with in terms of helping them grow their business with LinkedIn,” Kothari said.

April 24, 2017 14:27 UTC

What prohibition? Delhi liquor distributors strictly asked to maintain unlimited supply

Highlights 1 Delhi excise dept directs distributors to ensure unlimited supply of alcohol. 2 Distributors asked to ensure week's worth of stock of all alcohol brands. The Delhi excise department today asked all distributors to ensure an "uninterrupted supply" of alcohol. They have also been directed to regularly supply information about their liquor stock to the excise department. "All L 1 licensees (wholesale suppliers of liquor) have been directed to maintain at least one week's stock of all the brands approved for sale in Delhi.

April 24, 2017 14:25 UTC

Aadhaar made mandatory to ensure poor get food: Centre to Delhi High Court

NEW DELHI: Aadhaar was made mandatory to ensure the poor get subsidised food grains under the public distribution system (PDS), the Centre told the Delhi High Court today.Terming PDS as a "misused system", the Centre told a bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice Anu Malhotra that through Aadhaar, the endeavour was to ensure that the real beneficiaries get foodgrains. "Aadhaar is mandatory for PDS, as this system is mostly misused in our country. The subsidised food grains were not reaching the poor. Someone else were availing the benefit..," Additional Solicitor General (ASG) Sanjay Jain said.He said that around 2.33 crore ration cards, used to get the benefit under the PDS scheme, turned out to be fake.The ASG, who was assisted by central government standing counsel Bhagvan Swarup Shukla, also said the government has given time to those people who do not have the biometric-based unique identification number to apply for Aadhaar by June 30.Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identification number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) after collecting biometric data of the citizens.The Centre's response came in the backdrop of a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking quashing of the Centre's February 8 notification making Aadhaar card mandatory for availing benefits under the National Food Security Act (NFSA).The plea has alleged that it violates the basic principle of law enshrined in Article 14 (equality) and 21 (right to life) of the Constitution.The Centre, however, sought dismissal of the PIL, saying a similar plea was pending for consideration before the Supreme Court.The ASG further submitted that for checking of leakages and diversion of food grains, the Centre is also asking all the states and union territories (UTs) to opt for direct transfer of food subsidy (cash and kind).Meanwhile, the Delhi government sought more time to file its stand on the plea which seeks disbursal of subsidised food grains to the beneficiaries under the NFSA, without asking for Aadhaar.The court granted it time till May 25, the next date of hearing in the matter, to file its response.The notification came into effect from February 8 in all states and UTs, except Assam, Meghalaya and Jammu and Kashmir.Under the NFSA, which was rolled out across the country in November last year, five kgs of foodgrains per person is provided each month at Rs 1-3 per kg to over 80 crore people.A social organisation -- Delhi Rozi Roti Adhikar Abhiyan -- has moved the high court seeking to enforce the fundamental right to food to the residents of Delhi, particularly the poor and vulnerable groups which are dependent on subsidised foodgrains distributed by the Delhi government through the PDS, which it claims is severely impaired by the notification.Challenging the constitutional vires of the Aadhaar/UID project, the plea has said that due to the enforcement of the notification, people are being deprived of their rightful entitlement under the NFSA.It said the apex court in an interim order in October 2015 had allowed voluntary use of Aadhaar and ruled that no citizen can be denied a service or subsidy for want of it.The plea further alleged that the Centre's decision to make Aadhaar mandatory for subsidised food goes against the apex court's interim order and places the most vulnerable at the risk of being left out of the food security net.

April 24, 2017 13:52 UTC

City police stations to have PROs

more-inKOCHI: All police stations in the city will now have public relations officers (PROs) as part of efforts to improve relations between the public and the police. People could avail the services of specially-trained PROs to lodge complaints or to seek the services offered by the department. M. Rameshkumar, Assistant Commissioner, Kochi City District Crime Branch, will co-ordinate with the PROs. The officers will follow up complaints lodged by the public and take necessary action to provide relief to the needy. The PROs will help the illiterate, physically-challenged, elderly, women, and children to draft complaints.

April 24, 2017 13:52 UTC

Baahubali 2: SS Rajamouli drops a big hint about why Kattappa killed Baahubali

Baahubali 2 set to release this Friday Baahubali 2 set to release this FridayThe Baahubali team– director SS Rajamouli, actors Prabhas, Rana Daggubati, and Anushka Shetty– were at the Facebook office in Hyderabad to promote the upcoming film Baahubali: The Conclusion on Monday. In fact, the director dropped a strong hint about why Kattappa killed Baahubali. The point is not about why he killed Baahubali. “Why Kattapa killed Baahubali is what kept us inspired during this two years,” said Anushka. Besides Prabhas and Sathyaraj, it stars Rana Daggubati, Tamannaah Bhatia, Anushka Shetty and Ramya Krishnan in pivotal roles.

April 24, 2017 13:52 UTC

GST Bill: Bihar adopts GST; CM Nitish Kumar calls it 'a historic moment'

after Telangana +India's growth to accelerate further due to GST: Arun Jaitley Jaitley said growth is expected to gain strength in the coming years due to externalities derived from deep structural reforms implemented by the government and robust aggregate demand. States, Centre should work as 'Team India' for speedy GST rollout: PM Modi Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday called upon states to work with the Union government as "Team India" to ensure expeditious rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) in the forthcoming months. "Expressing thanks to all the members, Kumar said Bihar has been in favour of GST from the beginning. "Due to obstacle created by BJP, the GST could not be approved in 2006 during UPA ministry. On account of this, the country lost around 12 lakh crore and now it has been cleared," he said.

April 24, 2017 13:45 UTC




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