Fake sleuths who robbed 2 Keralites of Rs 13 lakh held

The six-member gang in two cars had intercepted the vehicle of Abhinesh and Naushad from Thalassery, Kerala, who had come here to purchase gold ornaments, and took away Rs 13 lakh from duo on 17 July, the police said. The victims were asked to collect the money after showing proper documents in the vigilance office. Continue Reading

Chandrayaan-2 shows India’s determination to scale new frontiers: PM

“Thanks to Chandrayaan, India’s lunar programme will get a substantial boost. Our existing knowledge of the moon will be significantly enhanced,” he tweeted. On the importance of Chandrayaan-2, Modi said, the mission is unique because it will explore and perform studies on the south pole region of lunar terrain which has not been explored and sampled by “any past mission”. “What would make every Indian overjoyed is the fact that Chandrayaan-2 is a fully indigenous mission.

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Lanka will introduce new laws to prevent terrorism: Wickremesinghe

“There was a great fear among people. That’s why we first decided to detain all terrorists by police and prosecute them. Secondly, we need to bring a new system to ensure the country’s security so that this does not happen again,” Continue Reading

Pirates rob S Korea ship crew near Singapore Strait

A ministry statement says seven pirates used a speedboat to approach the cargo ship before boarding it. It says one of the pirates was carrying a pistol while others were armed with knives. Ministry officials say the pirates took $13,000 in cash, clothes, shoes and smartphones from the crew Continue Reading

Hong Kong protests absolutely intolerable: China

Protesters have vowed to sustain their movement until their core demands — including universal suffrage and the resignation of the city’s pro-Beijing leader Carrie Lam — are met. So far, Beijing has refused to budge. Officials and state media have accused the protesters of playing into the hands of foreign powers who seek to harm China, and backed the Hong Kong government. Continue Reading

Prez gives nod for UP Bill

President Ram Nath Kovind has given assent to a key Bill of Uttar Pradesh that will pave the way for reintroduction of the provision of anticipatory bail, revoked during the Emergency in 1976, officials said today. Continue Reading

BJP govt presents 50-day report card

Presenting a report card after completing 50 days in office, the government today said it is already ‘walking the talk’ on its promise of fast-paced development with ‘speed, skill and scale’ being manifested in the Modi dispensation’s second term. Continue Reading