Current Affairs

5 Teens Addicted To Cough Syrup Kill Warden, Boy In Bihar Juvenile Home

September 20, 2018

Patna:  Five teenagers at a juvenile home shot dead their warden and a 17-year-old inmate before escaping from the facility at Bihar’s Purnea town, the police said. One of the five inmates is the son of a local Janata Dal United leader, the police said. Another has a long criminal history and is facing over […]

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59 Per Cent Of All Terrorist Attacks In 2017 In 5 Asian Countries: US Report

September 20, 2018

Al Qaeda and ISIS were among the list of most dangerous terror outfits worldwide. (File Photo) Washington:  Almost 59 per cent of all terrorist attacks in 2017 took place in five Asian countries, including India and Pakistan, a US report said today. The other three countries, he said, were Afghanistan, Iraq and the Philippines. The […]

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Vijay Mallya’s Two Personal Helicopters Auctioned For Over Rs 8 Crore

September 20, 2018

Vijay Mallya’s helicopters were stationed at Mumbai’s Juhu Airport since 2013. (File) Bengaluru:  A Delhi-based company, Choudhary Aviation, had bought two helicopters of fugitive business tycoon Vijay Mallya in an e-auction conducted by the Debt Recovery Tribunal (DRT-II) in Bengaluru, a company official said on Wednesday. “Our company bought the two personal copters of Mallya […]

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Cow Exhales Oxygen Too, Make It “Mother Of Nation”: Uttarakhand Minister

September 20, 2018

Dehradun:  The Uttarakhand Assembly passed a resolution on Wednesday, seeking the status of “rashtra mata” (mother of the nation) to the cow. The resolution will be sent to the Centre. It was moved by state Animal Husbandry Minister Rekha Arya and passed unanimously after it got the support of both the Opposition and treasury benches. […]

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AAP Minister Meets Bhim Army Chief Chandrashekhar Azad, Discuss Strategy To Defeat PM Modi In 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

September 20, 2018

Chandrashekhar Azad said he would ensure the Bharatiya Janata Party is routed in the general elections New Delhi:  AAP minister Rajendra Pal Gautam Wednesday met Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad at his residence in Uttar Pradesh’s Saharanpur district and said people of similar ideology need to come at a common platform to fight the BJP […]

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Babul Supriyo Should Step Down As Minister, Stay At Home, Say Activists

September 20, 2018

Babul Supriyo says as there was some chaos at the event, in jest he tried to control the situation. Kolkata:  With no arms and a hump on his back protruding through his pink shirt, 38-year-old Jagannath Das was busy writing – yes, writing – with a pen between his toes. Mr Das was writing a […]

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Government Will Mark 2 Years Surgical Strike, Says Piyush Goyal

September 20, 2018

On the first anniversary of the strikes, there was no fanfare except for a solitary tweet. (File) Mumbai:  The government will mark two years of the ‘surgical strikes’ on September 29, Union minister Piyush Goyal said Wednesday. He said the 2016 strikes, which saw commandos going into the Pakistan territory to eliminate terrorist launch pads, […]

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Amid Goa Political Crisis, BJP May Appoint Deputy Chief Minister: Sources

September 20, 2018

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is currently admitted to AIIMS in New Delhi for treatment New Delhi:  As Goa faces a leadership crisis with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar away for treatment, the BJP is likely to appoint a deputy chief minister in the coastal state as a stop-gap arrangement, sources said. A delegation of BJP […]

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Modi Government Repealed 2,420 Central Acts, RTI Query Reveals

September 19, 2018

The Modi government initially repealed 35 acts through the Repealing and Amending Act, 2015 Lucknow:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government at the centre has done away with 1,420 laws, considered “redundant and obsolete”, in the past four years, a reply to a query under the RTI Act has revealed. As per the information provided by […]

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Two Arrested, Police Officer Injured In Shootout At Azamgarh In UP

September 19, 2018

Police seized the criminals’ vehicle along with a country-made pistol and cartridges (Representational) Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh:  A police inspector sustained injuries in an encounter in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh on Wednesday that led to the arrest of two criminals as well, police said. The encounter broke out at Lahua Morh in the Kotwali police station area […]

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