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drive out criminals who have infiltrated kashmir, says slain armyman’s father

written by arun sharma | jammu | updated: june 18, 2018 10:17:14 am mohd haneef in salani village, poonch. the 55-year-old’s son aurangzeb was abducted and killed by militants. (arun sharma/file)hours after the centre called off the suspension of operations in jammu and kashmir, father of slain armyman aurangzeb on sunday said criminals who have infiltrated should be driven out without destroying kashmir.“kashmir humara hai, usko aag nahi lagani, balki kashmir mein jo gundey ghusey hain unko baahar nikaalna hai (kashmir is ours and we should not destroy it, but drive out criminals who have infiltrated here), said aurangzeb’s father mohammad haneef, 55.read | j&k: video shot before killing of army jawan circulated on social mediahaneef had given the government and army a 72...





no tie-up with congress yet, bsp gears up to contest all mp seats

written by lalmani verma | new delhi | updated: june 18, 2018 7:32:36 am bsp supremo mayawati (file photo)related newseven as the congress claims to be in talks with the bsp and other smaller parties on seat-sharing for the upcoming assembly elections in madhya pradesh, the bsp has started preparations to contest all 230 seats in the state in the absence of any decisive pre-election alliance as yet, it is learnt. the bsp recently elevated the party’s uttar pradesh unit president, ram achal rajbhar, as national general secretary and gave him the charge of mp.the party has divided mp in four zonal units from organisational structure — bhopal, indore, rewa and gwalior — and put senior state leaders, who come from different castes, in charge of each. it has also decided to expan...





message in bjp cadres’ training manual: china is a threat to india

written by lalmani verma | new delhi | updated: june 18, 2018 7:28:15 am the training material has been prepared for bjp workers across the country under the party’s pandit deen dayal upadhyay prashikshan mahaabhiyan (mega training programme), 2018. (express photo/tashi tobgyal)although new delhi and beijing have taken initiatives to “reset” bilateral ties in recent months, the bjp’s training material for its cadres continues to describe china as a “threat” to india and indian interests. the training material has been prepared for bjp workers across the country under the party’s pandit deen dayal upadhyay prashikshan mahaabhiyan (mega training programme), 2018.“china and pakistan both have nuclear weapons and have developed close diplomatic relations to impede indi...





a new coterie surrounding the cm, misusing his powers: baijayant panda

written by sampad patnaik | bhubaneswar | updated: june 18, 2018 7:21:01 am kendrapara mp baijayant panda resigned from lok sabha on june 12. (express photo by praveen khanna/file)kendrapara mp baijayant panda resigned from lok sabha on june 12. on may 28, he wrote to odisha chief minister naveen patnaik, informing his decision to quit the bjd. panda spoke to the indian express explaining the issues that led to his resignation, and his future plans in politics.how have you been targeted by the bjd?following results of the 2017 (local body) polls, i wrote a newspaper column analysing the party’s strengths and weaknesses. this was only after the party president called for a public introspection… in may (2017), i was physically attacked in mahanga by bjd supporters…the police s...





enforcement directorate to move court against vijay mallya in first case under new fugitives law

written by khushboo narayan | mumbai | updated: june 18, 2018 7:22:18 am this is the first case under the new ordinance where the agency will approach the court to seek an official declaration to categorise vijay mallya as a “fugitive”. (ap photo/file)the enforcement directorate (ed) will move a special court this week for “immediate confiscation” of attached assets valued at over rs 12,400 crore of kingfisher airlines owner vijay mallya under the recently promulgated fugitive economic offenders ordinance.this is the first case under the new ordinance where the agency will approach the court to seek an official declaration to categorise mallya as a “fugitive” based on its prosecution complaint — charge sheet — filed under the prevention of money laundering act (pml...





goa cop, minor arrested for raping 17-year-old girl

by: pti | panaji | published: june 18, 2018 7:54:57 am an official said that the boy has been arrested and has been sent to a remand home. (representational image)top newsa police constable and a minor boy were arrested today for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl, police said. constable siddharth gosavi, attached to the office of vasco deputy superintendent of police, was arrested today for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in ponda town, 30 kms from panaji, an official said. “the incident happened on thursday night. the constable, on the pretext of taking the victim home, took her to ponda and raped her. she was later dropped home in the morning,” an official said. the victim’s mother filed a complaint following which gosavi was arrested, he said. the victim has also told p...





chinese man arrested in ‘dry’ bihar after being found in possession of liquor

by: express web desk | new delhi | published: june 18, 2018 9:17:18 am a chinese national and an employee of smartphone manufacturer oppo has been arrested from patna’s anisabad area. (source: ani)related newsa chinese employee of smartphone manufacturer oppo has been arrested from patna’s anisabad area after he was allegedly found in possession of liquor, news agency ani reported on monday. sale and consumption of liquor are banned in bihar. wu chuangyong, who was residing at a building rented by the company in anisabad, was held on sunday and further investigation is underway to ascertain how he managed to get liquor in dry bihar or whether he smuggled it in while entering the state.“the police launched a probe into how they got the liquor,” patna senior superintendent of po...





truck owners begin nationwide strike against hike in fuel prices and insurance premium

by: ians | kolkata | published: june 18, 2018 9:33:16 am the truck owners have demanded inclusion of diesel prices or petroleum products under the ambit of goods and services tax. (representational photo)related newstruck owners and operators launched an indefinite nationwide strike on monday against increasing diesel prices and a sharp hike of third-party insurance premium. “the indefinite strike against the soaring diesel prices and steep rise in the third party insurance premium begun this morning. about 90 lakh trucks are expected to be off the road and as of now, over 60 per cent trucks were not plying on the roads across india,” the all india confederation of goods vehicle owners’ associations president channa reddy told ians.“the government’s argument is that the fue...





indian railways’ express trains to get a fresh look — this is the new colour scheme

by: express web desk | new delhi | updated: june 18, 2018 10:39:22 am the first train to be exhibit the new shades will be the delhi-pathankot express with 16 coaches, which will be rolled out by the end of june. (source: twitter/@railwaynorthern)the coaches of indian railways, currently painted dark blue, will now sport a new colour scheme of beige and brown. the first train to exhibit the new colour scheme will be the delhi-pathankot express with 16 coaches, which will be rolled out by the end of june. about 30,000 coaches will don the new colour scheme developed by the in-house team of northern railways.however, the new pattern of colours do not apply to the premium trains, including rajdhani, shatabadi and duronto and special service trains like tejas and gatimaan express. only ma...





india weather live updates: delhi may witness light rainfall with gusty winds today

the sky will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of rains or thundershowers along with strong gusty winds. (file)with still 10 days to go before monsoon makes a landfall in delhi, the national capital witnessed overcast skies on monday, with light rainfall, predicted later in the day. “the sky will remain partly cloudy with the possibility of rains or thundershowers along with strong gusty winds,” a scientist at india meteorological department (imd) said.not only delhi, but the surrounding regions of punjab, haryana, chandigarh and western uttar pradesh are also likely to witness squalls accompanied by gusty winds, the imd has predicted, pointing to western disturbance and cyclonic circulations in the lower levels of the atmosphere.meanwhile, there is more misery in store for...





kailash-mansarovar pilgrims airlifted to gunji to avoid weather related risks

by: pti | pithoragarh | published: june 18, 2018 11:08:55 am though the trek route from lakhanpur to gunji is alright, pilgrims were airlifted to avoid weather-related risks. (express photo/file)top newsa 57-member second batch of kailash-mansarovar pilgrims was airlifted early today by iaf helicopters from naini saini airstrip here to gunji base camp to avoid weather-related risks along the treacherous trek route. four iaf choppers ferried the 57 pilgrims to gunji at around 7 am this morning, pithoragarh district magistrate c ravishankar said.though the trek route from lakhanpur to gunji is alright, pilgrims were airlifted to avoid weather-related risks and also because it would save them some time which they could use to enjoy the homestay facilities at nabhi and other high altitude...





forces showed restraint, terrorists didn’t… j-k ceasefire over: government

written by sushant singh , rahul tripathi | new delhi | updated: june 18, 2018 7:08:37 am the suspension of operations came after more than 17 years, in response to a demand made by j&k chief minister mehbooba mufti. (express photo by prem nath pandey)a day after eid, union home minister rajnath singh sunday announced the withdrawal of suspension of security operations in j&k, which was declared for the month of ramzan, and blamed “violence and killings” by “terrorists” for the decision. singh said in a series of posts on his official twitter handle that the government’s decision on may 17 to halt security operations was aimed at providing the “peace loving people of j&k” with a “conducive atmosphere to observe ramzan”.“it was expected that everyone will co...





dr kafeel khan says bjp mp kamlesh paswan behind attack on brother, mp denies

by: express news service | lucknow | updated: june 18, 2018 7:14:15 am dr kafeel khan addressing the media on june 17. (source- twitter/ani)dr kafeel khan, an accused in gorakhpur’s brd medical college negligence case involving death of several children in august last year, on sunday alleged that bjp mp kamlesh paswan and gorakhpur businessman satish nangalia were behind an attack on his younger brother kashif jameel. paswan has denied the charges and threatened to file a defamation suit against dr khan.jameel was shot at thrice by unidentified men on june 10 in gorakhpur. no arrests have been made in the case so far.“i have come to know, through my sources, that bjp mp kamlesh paswan and satish nangalia, owner of baldev plaza in gorakhpur, had entered into a conspiracy with numan...





vadodara violence: day after, two karni sena leaders booked

by: express news service | vadodara | published: june 18, 2018 3:32:21 am two members of karni sena have been booked along with 200 others into saturday’s stone-pelting incident during a procession carried out by a hindu outfit in the old city area of vadodara, gujarat, sparking tension.ranjeet singh and raviraj singh of karni sena, a rajput outfit, has been booked along with around 200 others who participated in the procession to celebrate the birth anniversary of maharana pratap for rioting, unlawful assembly and other provisions of the ipc and gujarat police act.in his complaint, ismail dudhwala, a trustee of a mosque near nyay mandir area where the incident took place, named ranjeet and raviraj, and alleged the incident took place when muslims were offering namaz in the mosque a...





j&k pulwama firing: drive out criminals who have infiltrated kashmir, says slain armyman’s father

written by arun sharma | jammu | updated: june 18, 2018 5:45:07 am mohd haneef in salani village, poonch. the 55-year-old’s son aurangzeb was abducted and killed by militants. (arun sharma/file)hours after the centre called off the suspension of operations in jammu and kashmir, father of slain armyman aurangzeb on sunday said criminals who have infiltrated should be driven out without destroying kashmir.“kashmir humara hai, usko aag nahi lagani, balki kashmir mein jo gundey ghusey hain unko baahar nikaalna hai (kashmir is ours and we should not destroy it, but drive out criminals who have infiltrated here), said aurangzeb’s father mohammad haneef, 55.read | j&k: video shot before killing of army jawan circulated on social mediahaneef had given the government and army a 72-...





j&k: civilian shot dead in valley; low-intensity blast injures five

by: express news service | srinagar | published: june 18, 2018 4:01:01 am soon after the incident, police and paramilitary personnel cordoned off the area to nab the attackers.a civilian was killed when he was fired at by unidentified gunmen in south kashmir’s kulgam district on sunday. in a separate incident, five picnickers were injured in a low-intensity blast at the tourist resort of manasbal on sunday evening.on sunday evening, unidentified gunmen fired at and critically injured iqbal ahmad kawa in kelam village of kulgam. kawa was rushed to hospital in anantnag, where he succumbed to injuries, the police said. soon after the incident, police and paramilitary personnel cordoned off the area to nab the attackers.in the other incident, an explosion took place at manasbal lake in ...





no tie-up with congress yet, bsp gears up to contest all mp seats

written by lalmani verma | new delhi | updated: june 18, 2018 5:45:11 am bsp supremo mayawati (file photo)related newseven as the congress claims to be in talks with the bsp and other smaller parties on seat-sharing for the upcoming assembly elections in madhya pradesh, the bsp has started preparations to contest all 230 seats in the state in the absence of any decisive pre-election alliance as yet, it is learnt. the bsp recently elevated the party’s uttar pradesh unit president, ram achal rajbhar, as national general secretary and gave him the charge of mp.the party has divided mp in four zonal units from organisational structure — bhopal, indore, rewa and gwalior — and put senior state leaders, who come from different castes, in charge of each. it has also decided to expan...





sushma swaraj leaves for 7-day tour of europe

by: express news service | new delhi | published: june 18, 2018 4:15:53 am in brussels, sushma swaraj will meet the top leadership of the european union during which both sides are likely to deliberate on removing hurdles for resumption of negotiations on the long-pending eu-india free trade pact. (reuters) top newsexternal affairs minister sushma swaraj sunday left for a seven-day tour of italy, france, luxembourg and belgium, which is aimed at deepening india’s strategic engagement and trade ties with the four countries. in brussels, swaraj will meet the top leadership of the european union during which both sides are likely to deliberate on removing hurdles for resumption of negotiations on the long-pending eu-india free trade pact.the june 17-23 visit will provide an opportunit...





message in bjp cadres’ training manual: china is a threat to india

written by lalmani verma | new delhi | updated: june 18, 2018 4:31:25 am the training material has been prepared for bjp workers across the country under the party’s pandit deen dayal upadhyay prashikshan mahaabhiyan (mega training programme), 2018. (express photo/tashi tobgyal)although new delhi and beijing have taken initiatives to “reset” bilateral ties in recent months, the bjp’s training material for its cadres continues to describe china as a “threat” to india and indian interests. the training material has been prepared for bjp workers across the country under the party’s pandit deen dayal upadhyay prashikshan mahaabhiyan (mega training programme), 2018.“china and pakistan both have nuclear weapons and have developed close diplomatic relations to impede indi...





bjp, congress slam naveen patnaik for skipping niti aayog meet

written by sampad patnaik | bhubaneswar | updated: june 18, 2018 4:29:22 am odisha cm naveen patnaik (file)the bjp and the congress slammed odisha chief minister naveen patnaik for staying away from a key niti aayog meeting presided over by prime minister narendra modi in new delhi sunday. union minister and bjp leader from odisha jual oram denounced patnaik’s decision not to attend the meeting.“he has taken a constitutional oath to be the chief minister, but these days he is less interested in his constitutional responsibilities and more interested in his party responsibilities,” oram said.the odisha congress also criticised patnaik’s decision. “niti is the highest forum in the country,” said odisha pradesh congress committee (opcc) president niranjan patnaik. “whic...