Date wise Archive


With almost 91 lakh new taxpayers brought in the tax net last fiscal, the CBDT has asked the Income Tax Department to increasingly identify those who can pay tax but are not doing so, with a special focus on smaller cities.


AIADMK (Amma) chief V K Sasikala was being given preferential treatment at a prison here, a top police official has claimed amid a swirling suspicion of payment of Rs two crore to the official for it, prompting the government to order a probe into it.


Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today faced the wrath of the Supreme Court for his "intervention" in the process of publication of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) which is being monitored by the top court.


Janata Dal United , part of the Opposition Congress-led UDF in Kerala, has not held any discussions with the ruling CPI(M) headed LDF over joining the left front, a top leader said today.


Eighteen opposition parties have come together to take on the government in Parliament during the Monsoon session  beginning July 17 over demonetisation, GST and various other issues, according to political sources.


The Shiv Sena, a ruling coalition partner in Maharashtra, as well as the opposition Congress and the NCP today condemned an incident in Nagpur district where a man was allegedly thrashed by some people on the suspicion that he was carrying beef.


The national song 'Vande Mataram' is of Sanskrit origin, but had originally been penned in Bengali by Bankim Chandra Chaterjee, the Madras High Court was told today by Tamil Nadu Advocate General R Muthukumaraswamy.


The government, the biggest litigator in the country, faces 369 contempt cases across courts, a Law ministry document states. According to its data, as on June 12, 2017, a total of 1,35,060 government cases and 369 contempt cases were pending in the courts.


Authorities today imposed curfew in Shopian town and restrictions in many other parts of Kashmir to maintain law and order as a strike called by separatists disrupted normal life in the Valley.


India today said its position on bilaterally resolving all matters with Pakistan including the Kashmir issue had not changed, in what was a virtual snub to China which had offered to mediate in the long-pending Indo- Pak issue.

K Raveendran

The bonhomie in Tel Aviv between ‘dosts’ marks a tectonic shift in India’s so-called appeasement policy on the domestic front, while it unleashes the energy of a nuclear explosion in bilateral relations with Israel. The two countries have inked a number of deals to cooperate in technology, water and agriculture in all of which the Israelis enjoy unmatched supremacy and opens the prospects of the two countries working together in more areas, including nuclear and defence technologies.

Subrata Majumder

The Chinese media rang the warning bell to the Chinese investors in India over the recent tension in Sino-India border in Sikkim, Bhutan –Tibet tri junction. Quoting the example in Vietnam in 2014, the Global Times – a Chinese daily – sent a precautionary alertness to the Chinese investors in India, augmenting the fear of ant-China protest in India.

Freedom of the Press is a sine qua non of democracy. Not only newsmen but the entire society defends this freedom zealously. Any restriction of the freedom of the Press is taken as a narrowing of the democratic space. But every freedom has its duties and responsibilities. No freedom can be used as a license to do what is patently wrong and indefensible. Truth, objectivity and an unbiased approach is what is expected of those engaged in this profession.


The investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged connection with the Russians by Special Persecutor Robert Muller is not a "witch hunt", FBI Director nominee Christopher Wray said today.

Maiduguri (Nigeria)

Four Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 19 people in a series of attacks that targeted a civilian self-defence force and the people who gathered to mourn their deaths, police in Nigeria says.


President Donald Trump has said that his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin would have been happier if his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton had won last year's general election, as this would have made America weak.


India is among the countries ready to forge an "ambitious" new trading relationship with the UK after Britain leaves the European Union (EU), Prime Minister Theresa May has told the Parliament.


President Donald Trump and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, are looking to set aside differences on trade and climate change and find common ground as they meet today ahead of Bastille Day celebrations in Paris.


Former Brazil president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was convicted and sentenced today to nine and a half years in prison for corruption and money laundering.


British Prime Minister Theresa May today admitted that she was "devastated" and shed "a little tear" after the exit poll result on June 8 election night revealed that she failed to win a majority in Parliament.


An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 struck off the town of Rabaul in the south Pacific nation of Papua New Guinea on Thursday, the United States Geological Survey said.


A Turkish official says 44 people suspected of planning terror attacks linked to Kurdish militants have been detained in police operations, including suspects in two separate Istanbul attacks last year.

United Nations

Myanmar should let the UN fact-finding mission probe the alleged human rights violations by the country's military and security forces, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has said, underlining that the international community cannot overlook the situation there.


An unidentified caller today warned of an impending bomb blast at Mumbai's busy Churchgate train station, prompting a massive search operation, but no explosive was found.

Banda (UP)

A man, allegedly involved in the 2012 Nagpur bomb blast case, divorced his wife by uttering the word 'talaq' thrice over the phone after she "resisted his criminal activities".


Heavy rains lashed a few regions in Uttar Pradesh, while some rivers, including Ghaghra, Sharda and Rohin, were flowing above the danger mark at some places, officials said today.


A special flying squad comprising officials from several departments has been formed and appropriate monitoring was on to prevent beach sand mining, Chief Minister K Palaniswami informed the Assembly today Although beach sand mining was banned by the government based


The citizens of the national capital need to learn to keep their city clean, the Delhi High Court today said while asking the civic bodies to fix a schedule for collection and disposal of garbage.


The police have booked a legislator of the ruling TRS for his alleged rash behaviour with a woman collector of Mahabubabad district in Telangana.


One person was crushed to death and four others were seriously injured when the upper sheave of a crane attached to the hook suddenly snapped and came down crashing on workers at a check dam construction site in a village in the district.