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  • Cyclone to hit Odisha and Andhra Pradesh coasts tonight: India Meteorological Department

    Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: A cyclone will hit the coasts of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on late Thursday night, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. A deep depression is moving at a speed of about 12 kmph and is likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm in the next 12 hours, the cyclone warning division of IMD said in the evening on Thursday.

  • Railways to take action against cattle owners if found affecting train services

    Jodhpur: The North Western Railway has decided to take action against cattle owners if found affecting train services, an official said Thursday. The North Western Railway stands on second place in the country with 86 per cent punctuality in operation of mail and express trains across the divisions, but the recurrence of the incidents of trains hitting cattle and slowing down of the trains has affected punctuality, spokesperson (Jodhpur division) Gopal Sharma said.

  • Sushma Swaraj to meet Pakistan FM Shah Mahmood on UNGA sidelines: MEA

    New Delhi: A meeting will take place between External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and her Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, the Ministry of External Affairs said Thursday. MEA Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said at a media briefing that the meeting, however, does not indicate any change in India’s policy towards Pakistan. Kumar said the meeting is taking place on Pakistan’s request.

  • IMD issues cyclone alert for Odisha, Andhra Pradesh

    Bhubaneswar: The IMD has sounded a cyclone alert for south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh with a low pressure over the Bay of Bengal intensifying into a deep depression, triggering heavy rainfall in several districts on Thursday. The depression over west-central Bay of Bengal and adjoining areas has moved westward and intensified into a deep depression, it lay centred at about 300 km east-southeast of Gopalpur in Odisha, IMD said in a

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    Bihar Shelter Home case: SC asks police to investigate Manju Verma, seeks further report from CBI

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Bihar Police to investigate former minister Manju Verma and her husband Chandrashekhar Verma in connection with the recovery of huge quantity of ammunition from them. Verma had to resign as the minister of Social Welfare from the Bihar government in the wake of the Muzzafarpur shelter home sexual abuse case where several women were raped over time.

  • Kerala nun rape case: Decision on Bishop Franco Mulakkal’s arrest in day or two, says DGP

    Kochi/Thiruvananthapuram: The SIT of Kerala police probing the case of alleged rape of a nun by a bishop resumed questioning him Thursday even as the state police chief said a decision on Franco Mulakkal‘s arrest could be taken in a day or two. Hours after Mulakkal, accused of repeated rape and sexual assault, appeared before the Special Investigation Team for interrogation, the state’s

  • Defence expert Abhijit Iyer-Mitra, arrested for alleged anti-Odisha remark, granted bail

    Journalist Abhijit Iyer Mitra who was arrested by Odisha police in Delhi earlier today has been granted bail and has been asked to join investigation in Odisha by September 28. Mitra was detained in New Delhi for allegedly making derogatory remarks about Odisha and the ‘Sun temple’. His lawyer had told to ANI that he had been taken to Nizamuddin Police Station and a case has been registered against him in Odisha.

  • Dialogue only way out of stalemate: PDP hopes PM Modi reciprocate dialogue offer by Imran Khan

    Srinagar: The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Thursday expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reciprocate the offer of talks made by his Pakistan counterpart Imran Khan, saying dialogue was the only way out of the stalemate. Khan has proposed a meeting between Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi and his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York this month.

  • De-Modi-tisation! Crorepati PM Narendra Modi’s assets: The complete breakdown

    According to latest information by PMO, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has both movable and immovable assets worth Rs 2.28 crore, As per information, the PM holds a little under Rs 50,000 in hard cash and a little over Rs 1 crore in banks, as of March 31, 2018. Meanwhile, it is to be noted that PM Modi owns no car in his name.