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September 29, 2016

Upbeat India look to win historic Test, regain No 1 Test

Kolkata, Sep 29: India will not only look to wrap up the three-Test series against New Zealand but also keep an eye on regaining the No.1 spot in the ICC Test Championships rankings when the two sides renew their acquaintance at the Eden Gardens here on Friday.India were the No.1 Test team for a short while during their tour of the West Indies but failed to rubber-stamp their position as the fourth Test was washed out after only 22 overs of play on the first day at the Queen's Park Oval. Arch-rivals Pakistan made the…

Karnataka treats SC orders with contempt: Jayalalithaa

Chennai, Sep 29 (IANS) In a hard hitting speech, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa on Thursday said Karnataka has treated the Supreme Court's directive with utter contempt while Tamil Nadu has scrupulously adhered to every order of the apex court.Jayalalithaa also urged the central government to immediately consititute the Cauvery Management Board as ordered by the Supreme Court. Her speech was read out by Chief Secretary P. Rama Mohana Rao at the meeting convened by the Union Ministry of Water Resources in New…

NHRC issues notice to CBI on bureaucrat’s family’s suicide

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The NHRC on Thursday issued notice to the CBI over the alleged torture of suspended senior bureaucrat B.K. Bansal and his family that led to their suicide, an official statement said.The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director to share a copy of the suicide note penned by Bansal, which includes the names of the CBI officers and officials whom Bansal held responsible for the suicides of his wife and daughter as well. The NHRC also asked the…

EU higher education fair attracts 125 exhibitors

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) The second edition of the European Higher Education Fair that kicks off here Friday has attracted a record 125 institutions, including a few in the Top 100 in world university rankings.It is for the first time that so many education institutions from the 26 European Union (EU) member-states are coming together on a single platform in India. Aimed at Indian students looking to go abroad for higher studies, the fair allows them an opportunity to interact with university representatives and explore…

India Inc shows solidarity with government over LoC operation

New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Expressing solidarity with the Indian government on the surgical strikes it carried out on terrorist launch pads across the Line of Control (LoC), India Inc asserted that it is completely with Prime Minister Narendra Modi who has been showing "ideal leadership qualities in dealing with situations of heightened tensions with Pakistan"."For the sake of national security, the Indian economy has a strong bandwidth to deal with any possible after effects of the current state of tensions…
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