India

Raipur: Two Border Security Force (BSF) jawans, on Friday night, were martyred and four others injured in an ongoing encounter with Maoists near Chhotebethiya-Pankhanjore jungle axis of the Maoist violence-hit area in Kanker district of Chattisgarh. “The encounter broke out early today between a Border Security Force patrol and armed Naxal contingent,” BSF officials said. Highlights: The fierce gun-battle broke out after an anti-Naxal operation was …

New Delhi: The hardline Kashmiri separatist leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani was admitted at a private hospital after he complained of breathelessness. He was immediately taken to Max Hospital in  Saket of South Delhi. Doctors are conducting medical tests to ascertain his medical conditions, claimed sources. He heads the hardline faction of the Hurriyat Conference. …

 Patna: After on a run for almost a month, the rape accused Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) MLA Raj Ballabh Yadav surrendered in a court in Bihar Sharif on Thursday. He was sent to a judicial custody of 14-days by the court. An arrest warrant was issued against him on February 14 last in connection with …

Chennai: The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) launched the sixth navigation satellite from Sriharikota space centre at about 110 km from district headquarters. Satellite IRNSS- 1F was launched at about 1601 hours and was delayed by a minute. “Successful launch of IRNSS-1F is an accomplishment we all take immense pride in. I salute the hardwork …

Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s grandson Chandrakumar Bose as the Chief Ministerial candidate in coming assembly elections in West Bengal. The announcement was made by Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday.  Worked for declassification of files related to Netaji: Chandra Bose played a big role …

New Delhi: History shows that women from the entire world have been fighting for the equal rights for ages. International Women’s day is celebrated on March 8 every year to mark the relentless fight, achievements and struggle of women. How it all started: In 1908, some 15,000 working women of New York Cloth Mill staged …

New Delhi: Cutting across party lines, the members in Rajya Sabha, made a fervent appeal for early passage of the legislation to provide 33 per cent reservation to women in Parliament and state assemblies on Tuesday. It may be noted that while the Rajya Sabha had passed the Women’s Reservation Bill six years ago, the bill has …

New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, on Tuesday, announced the rollback of proposed tax on withdrawals from Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF). Jaitley said in a suo motu statement in Lok Sabha that the purpose to tax EPF withdrawals was to encourage a pensioned society. “In view of representations received, the government would like to do a comprehensive …