AIR News

  • The Kerala High Court today directed the state government to spell out its stand on a CBI probe into the alleged political killings of RSS, BJP activists that took place in the state after CPI(M)-led LDF came to power last year. Hearing a petition, a bench of High Court Chief Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan directed the state government to file a counter affidavit by October 25.

  • The Calcutta High Court today stayed the withdrawal of Central Armed Paramilitary Forces, CAPF, from Darjeeling hills till 27th of this month. Hearing a plea by the state against the Centre's decision to withdraw CAPF from Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts, a division bench of Justices Harish Tandon and Debangshu Basak ordered an interim stay.

  • In Punjab, unidentified motorcycle borne persons fired at RSS leader Ravinder Gosai in Gagandeep Colony of Basti Jodhewal area of Ludhiana Tuesday morning.He died on the spot.

  • In Uttar Pradesh, 2,632 madarsa will likely not be able to get government's grants and help in coming months as they failed to upload their details by the last date to the website initiated by the government for the purpose. Earlier in the last month, Yogi Adityanath government had stopped all government help to 46 madarsa as their buildings and other things were not found as per norms.

  • The AYUSH Festival of Stamps 2017 was inaugurated at Maquinez Palace, Panaji today. The two-day exhibition event, which is being jointly organised by the Goa Postal Region, Indian postal department and the ministry of AYUSH, was inaugurated by Rajya Sabha MP Vinay Tendulkar.

  • BJP President Amit Shah today hit out at Kerala's CPI(M)-led LDF government over the political violence in the state, asking Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan if he was prepared to take moral responsibility for the killing of 13 BJP and RSS workers. Addressing party workers at the Puthrikandam maidan in Thiruvananthapuram on the conclusion of the party's 15-day 'Jan Raksha' Yatra in the state, Mr Shah said, BJP cannot be suppressed by any kind of violence and ideologies must be met through ideologies and not through violence.

  • Election Commission (EC) has directed Jammu and Kashmir government not to transfer officials engaged in special summary revision of electoral rolls without its prior permission. In a circular to the state government, EC said the substitute officers can be posted in consultation with the State Chief Electoral Officer and he or she should consult the commission whenever he felt necessary.

  • In Maharashtra, over one lakh employees of the Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC) have gone on an indefinite strike demanding a hike in salary, causing hardships to thousands of long-distance passengers planning to travel to their hometowns for Diwali. AIR correspondent reports, the MSRTC staff have stopped plying ST buses from midnight yesterday demanding implementation of the 7th Pay Commission and an interim hike of 25 per cent till the pay panel's recommendations are implemented.

  • The Special Investigation Team of police has arrested a Head Constable Lal Chand of Intelligence wing of Chandigarh police for his alleged involvement in Sirsa Dera chief's escape bid on August 25. Confirming the arrest Panchkula police commissioner A S Chawla said that in a video footage he was found outside CBI court on August 25 but he was not on official duty.

  • National President of Samajwadi Party and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav has not given place to Shivpal Singh Yadav in his newly constituted National Executive of the party. It was announced on Monday.

  • Today is the second day for filling nominations for the assembly elections in Himachal Pradesh.October 23rd is the last date for filling of nominations.

  • Punjab government has decided to levy an entertainment tax by urban and rural local bodies on DTH and local cable connections in the state. An official spokesperson said, the government proposes to bring a new legislation in this regard in the next session of the state assembly.

  • In Jharkhand, eight Maoists were arrested and some explosives seized during raids in Seraikela-Kharsawan district on Monday. Superintendent of Police Chandan Kumar Sinha said acting on a tip-off, police arrested six Maoists from Champat village.

  • In Jammu and Kashmir, a former Sarpanch belonging to the ruling PDP was killed in a terror attack in Shopian district on Monday, while the deceased's family members killed one of the terrorists in a scuffle during the attack. Police official said, three terrorists fired upon and killed ex-Sarpanch of PDP Mohammad Ramzan in Shopian.

  • Congress has named Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh as head of the party's campaign committee for the November 9 Assembly polls, replacing state Congress chief Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu. AICC general secretary Janardan Dwivedi said that the party vice president Rahul Gandhi approved the name of Virbhadra Singh as the chairman of the campaign committee for the assembly elections in the state.

  • The Konkan Railway has said that all passengers who fell ill on the Mumbai-bound Tejas Express have been discharged from hospital.The railway made arrangements for the transportation of all the passengers to Mumbai.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    An unbeaten India would start as overwhelming favourites against an under-performing but dangerous South Korea in their first match of the Super 4 stage in the 10th Asia Cup hockey tournament at Dhaka tomorrow. India finished the pool stages with an all-win record .

  • 17 Oct 2017

    A division bench of the Kerala High Court today restored the life ban imposed on cricketer S Sreesanth by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) in the wake of the 2013 IPL spot-fixing scandal. The bench, comprising Chief Justice Navaniti Prasad Singh and Justice Raja Vijayaraghavan, gave the verdict on a petition filed by the BCCI against a single-judge bench's order, lifting the life ban imposed on the 34-year-old pacer.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Hosts Karnataka began its season with an impressive innings and 121-run victory against Assam in the Ranji Trophy match played at SDNW Stadium in Mysuru today. With the massive win, Karnataka earned full seven points in their first encounter.

  • 17 Oct 2017

    Babar Azam scored a second succesive hundred while Shadab Khan gave his career best bowling and batting to help Pakistan thump Sri Lanka by 32 runs in the second day-night international in Abu Dhabi. One-drop batsman Babar knocked a fighting 133-ball 103 while Shadab scored a career best 52 not out to lift Pakistan from a struggling 79 for 5.