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HC judgment on idol immersions an appeal to peace: Bengal Governor

HC judgment on idol immersions an appeal to peace: Bengal Governor

Kolkata, Sep 22 (IANS) A day after the Calcutta High Court lifted the state government's restrictions on Durga idol immersions on October 1 during Muharram, West Bengal Governor K.N. Tripathi on Friday said the judgment was "an appeal to maintain peace and work in coordination".



Modi in Varanasi on two-day visit

Modi in Varanasi on two-day visit

Varanasi, Sep 22 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday arrived in his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on a two-day visit amid high security.
He was received by Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and others at the airport here.

Now talk to Samsung digital assistant Bixby in India

Now talk to Samsung digital assistant Bixby in India

New Delhi, Sep 22 (IANS) Samsung on Friday announced that digital assistant Bixby will now be available with voice capabilities in India that will help consumers interact better with their smartphones.

Jakhar, Salaria file nominations for Gurdaspur LS bypoll

Jakhar, Salaria file nominations for Gurdaspur LS bypoll

Chandigarh, Sep 22 (IANS) Congress leader Sunil Jakhar and BJP rival Swaran Salaria on Friday filed their nominations for the October 11 by-election in the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha constituency, with senior Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa a noticable absentee among leaders accompanying Jakhar.

At UNGA, Pakistan PM Abbasi warns of 'dangerous escalation' on subcontinent

At UNGA, Pakistan PM Abbasi warns of 'dangerous escalation' on subcontinent

United Nations, Sep 22 (IANS) Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi warned on Thursday of the possibility of a "dangerous escalation" on the subcontinent and clamoured for intervention by the global organisation, while delivering what is likely the most virulent attack on India at the UN General Assembly in recent times.

Swarn Salariya is BJP candidate for Gurdaspur bypoll

Swarn Salariya is BJP candidate for Gurdaspur bypoll

Chandigarh, Sep 21 (IANS) Battle lines have been drawn for the by-election to the Gurdaspur Lok Sabha seat, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday announcing the name of Swarn Singh Salariya as the party's candidate.

Orissa HC ex-Judge, five others in CBI custody in graft case

Orissa HC ex-Judge, five others in CBI custody in graft case

New Delhi, Sep 21 (IANS) Retired Orissa High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi and five others were arrested by the CBI on the charge of helping an educational trust barred from admitting medical course students and sent in four-day CBI custody on Thursday, an official said.

Kejriwal invites Kamal to join active politics

Kejriwal invites Kamal to join active politics

Chennai, Sep 21 (IANS) With Tamil Nadu politics undergoing a churning, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday met actor Kamal Haasan here for over an hour and invited him to join active politics to fight corruption and communalism.

Calcutta HC lifts Bengal ban on Durga idol immersion

Calcutta HC lifts Bengal ban on Durga idol immersion

Kolkata, Sep 21 (IANS) The Calcutta High Court on Thursday lifted all the restrictions on Durga Puja immersion imposed by the West Bengal government, allowing it till 12 a.m. on all days including on 'Ashura', the tenth day of the Islamic month of Muharram.

SC reserves order on Cauvery river water-sharing dispute

SC reserves order on Cauvery river water-sharing dispute

New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday reserved its order on a batch of cross petitions by Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, and Puducherry challenging the 2007 Cauvery River Water Disputes Tribunal award.

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