Hyderabad: Narendra Modi is running “the most centralised” government ever in India’s history, marginalising his Cabinet, BJP and MPs, former Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has charged. Ramesh, a senior Congress leader, also expressed his fear that the country may be moving towards becoming a “illiberal democracy” under Modi’s leadership. “The style of government is one-man government. It’s a very autocratic, authoritarian form of government where only Mr. Modi counts…,” Ramesh told.
Hisar (Haryana): A 16-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped, drugged, and gang-raped by six persons in Kuleri village in Hisar district, police said today. In a complaint lodged with Agroha Police Station, the minor said that the incident took place last night when she had gone to tie the cattle as it was raining.
New Delhi: A major fire broke out at an office complex here in south Delhi’s Okhla phase II this morning. According to Delhi Fire Service, 14 fire tenders were rushed to the spot after they received a call around 8:04 am and efforts were still on to douse the flames. “Being a Sunday, not many people were present in the sprawling building and there are no reports of any casualty so far,” said a DFS official. The cause of
London : Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers has admitted that his team will struggle to make a top-four finish at the end of the season, thus virtually ending their hopes of Champions League qualification following a 4-1 defeat against Arsenal on Saturday night. Following the defeat, Liverpool are fifth on the points table with 54 points, seven points behind fourth-placed Manchester City, who have a game left.
London : Argentine forward Carlos Tevez fired a first half goal and created another just at the last minute to help Italian club Juventus restore their 14-point lead at the top of Serie A with their 2-0 win over Empoli. The Argentine striker fired in from eight yards just before half-time from Arturo Vidal’s indirect free-kick and then set up Roberto Pereyra’s goal, which made sure of the win in the final seconds
Gurgaon: A national level gymnast from Haryana, who underwent a set of surgeries at a city hospital for critical neck injury that caused paralysis, recovered at a record time to the surprise of even the doctors treating him. Eighteen-year-old Sachin had suffered an unfortunate fall during a practice session and broke his neck bone. His coach feared the worst as he rushed him to a nearby hospital. The doctors who examined him confirmed that he
Madrid : La Liga champions Atletico Madrid moved up to third thanks to a routine win 2-0 away at Cordoba. Antoine Griezmann latched onto a poor pass from Bruno Zuculini to drill home the opener after just five minutes before Saul Niguez made it 2-0 six minutes before half-time on his return after a lengthy injury layoff.
London: World number one Serena Williams swept aside her Spanish opponent Carla Suarez Navarro with a comfortable straight-sets win to bag her eighth Miami Open title on Saturday night. The 19-time Grand Slam champion required only 56 minutes to thump Navarro 6-2, 6-0 to secure her third straight title at Crandon Park. Reflecting on her performance, Williams said that it felt really good to have eight under her belt, maintaining that she is getting
Pune: In a politically significant development, NCP leader Ajit Pawar-led panel lost the election to the board of directors of Malegaon sugar cooperative factory in Pune’s Baramati taluka, denting the traditional domination of the Pawar family in the state’s powerful sugar lobby. The Pawar-dominated panel had held control of the factory for last seven years before losing it to the one fielded by Chandrarao Tawre, once considered a close associate of NCP president Sharad Pawar.
New Delhi: Indian naval ship INS Mumbai reached Djibouti safely on Sunday with a total of 440 people which includes Indians and nationals of 17 other countries on board who were evacuated from the Yemeni port of Aden amid heavy shelling. The Indians on board were more than 260.
Morena (MP): A police constable was mowed down allegedly by sand mafia when he tried to stop a dumper carrying illegally mined sand from Chambal River near a village here in the wee hours today. Constable Dharmendra Chouhan went to Louhgarh village under Noorabad police station limits along with a team late last night following a tip-off that some persons involved in a loot incident were hiding there. He spotted a dumper parked on
New Delhi: Four persons, including key conspirator Udaiveer alias Kaale, have been arrested in the murder case of former INLD MLA Bharat Singh, exactly a week after the legislator was gunned down in southwest Delhi’s Najafgarh. The four persons have been arrested by the Delhi Crime Branch which is hunting for more of their associates, a senior police official said.
Baler (Philippines): A super typhoon dissolved into a tropical depression and made landfall in the Philippines today, forecasters said, easing fears after thousands of residents fled remote coastal villages to avoid potential giant waves.
Islamabad : Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has announced that it evacuated 11 Indians along with 148 Pakistani nationals who were stranded in Yemen’s southeastern city of Mokallah. The Ministry said that 35 foreign nationals, including eight Chinese and four British citizens, requiring emergency evacuation were rescued by PNS “Aslat” with the Pakistani nationals.
Bangkok : A top WHO official in Thailand is being accused of abusing his Ethiopian maid and keeping her in slave-like conditions. Yonas Tegegn, the World Health Organisation’s representative in Thailand, has been asked to report to police to answer allegations.
Karachi : Pakistan’s Lahore High Court (LHC) has sought reply from the Punjab Government regarding the petition that challenged the detention order of alleged Mumbai attack master mind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. According to the Express Tribune, Lakhvi has been previously charged with masterminding the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Kuala Lumpur: Six persons, including an aide to Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and the country’s former envoy to the US, were killed in a helicopter crash near here. The helicopter crashed and burst into flames in Semenyih town while flying back from northern Kuantan town yesterday. Rescuers recovered all six burned bodies from the crash site. The victims were believed to have been returning from Najib’s daughter’s wedding reception in the town of Pekan
Beijing: At least 33 people were killed and seven others injured in two major road accidents in China, authorities said today. A medium-sized bus plunged into a river in China’s southwestern Guizhou Province, killing 21 people and injuring three others. The accident took place last night at Nayong County’s Bijie City, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday there was a need to create good law institutions and capable manpower keeping future in mind. “People have a lot of faith in the judicial system of India. We need to look at the manpower that is coming in this field in coming years. We have to think how can we create good law institutions, keeping in mind the needs of the future,”