India

Mahatma Gandhi’s gold-plated glasses to be auctioned in UK


London: A pair of gold-plated spectacles believed to have been worn by Mahatma Gandhi and presented as a gift in the 1900s have emerged on the UK auction circuit, estimated to fetch between 10,000 pounds and 15,000 pounds. East Bristol Auctions in Hanham, south-west England, said that they were pleasantly surprised to find that the...

Security beefed up in Delhi-NCR for I-Day

Post Date: August 14, 2020

New Delhi: The security was beefed up in Delhi-NCR to its maximum with multi-layered arrangements and strict vigil at the border areas. Apart from this, agencies like NSG, SPG and ITBP were put on high alert. "All the agencies will work in close coordination with each other to cater to all kinds of threat inputs....

Sports Ministry organizes Fit India Freedom Run


New Delhi: The Sports Ministry organized the largest country-wide run, the Fit India Freedom Run, from August 15 to October 2. In keeping with the current pandemic situation and social distancing norms, the government decided to encourage participants of the event to run at their own pace -- anywhere and at any time of their...

Full dress rehearsal held for I-day celebrations in India


New Delhi: With preparations for the 74th Independence Day in full swing, a complete dress rehearsal was held in various parts of the country on Thursday, including the iconic Red Fort in the national capital. This year, the Independence Day event is being celebrated differently owing to the coronavirus pandemic. The Ministry of Health Affairs (MHA)...

3 dead in Bengaluru, 110 held for rioting over FB post

Post Date: August 14, 2020

Bengaluru: Three people have reportedly died and several others injured in the arson that resulted after an inflammatory social media post in parts of East Bengaluru. Over 100 rioters have been arrested, said the police. Around 60 police personnel have sustained injuries in the violent incidents of stone pelting and attacks by rioters that erupted...

BJP to move no-confidence motion against Ashok Gehlot govt


Jaipur: In a major twist to the ongoing political crisis in Rajasthan, which looked like coming to an end with rebel Congress leader Sachin Pilot returning to Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot's camp, BJPs Leader of Opposition Gulab Chand Kataria said on Thursday that his party will move a no-confidence motion against the state government...

Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer

Post Date: August 14, 2020

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt has been diagnosed with lung cancer, it was revealed. The news was confirmed by trade analyst and film industry insider Komal Nahta. "Sanjay Dutt diagnosed with lung cancer. Let's pray for his speedy recovery," tweeted Nahta on his verified Twitter account, @KomalNahta. According to reports, Dutt will fly to the US for...

Ex-President Pranab Mukherjee remains critical


New Delhi: Former President Pranab Mukherjee's condition remains critical following an emergency brain surgery two days ago, and he remains on ventilator support, the Army's Research and Referral Hospital here said. "Presently, he is haemodynamically stable and on a ventilator," the hospital authorities said in the afternoon. Mukherjee had also tested Coronavirus positive earlier. The former...

Sushant case: ‘No FIR was lodged in Mumbai due to political pressure’


New Delhi: The Bihar government in its written submission to the Supreme Court on Thursday said that on account of political pressure in Maharashtra, neither an FIR was lodged nor any cooperation was provided to Bihar Police in the case in connection with the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput. The Supreme Court has reserved...