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Assassination bid on Modi?

Chennai/ Pune: In a shocking revelation, the Pune Police on today reportedlyl claimed that they have seized a letter from the residence of one of the five persons arrested on Wednesday for links with the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist), that hinted at plans to assassinate Prime Minister Narendra Modi in ‘a Rajiv Gandhi-type incident’. A sessions court has remanded them to police custody till 14 June. The five

Child helpdesks at more rly stations

The Railway Ministry will set up child help desks at 174 more stations for those needing assistance including lost, abandoned, trafficked and run away children. Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani along with National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) Chairman Stuti Kacker launched an awareness campaign on protection of such children on Thursday. “This campaign has been launched to address the issue of protection of children across the entire

Centre conspired to take over Tirupati: Naidu

New Delhi: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu has accused the Central government of having conspired to take over controls of the Tirumala temple, near Tirupati. News agency ANI reported that Naidu, while addressing a public meeting in Chittoor, claimed that the Central government had wanted to manage the affairs of the highly-revered temple but it is he who ensured their plans did not succeed. “We will not let any

Pranab takes 'Centre' stage at RSS meet

Chennai: The much anticipated speech of former President Pranab Mukherjee at the RSS’ event, Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg held at Nagpur on Thursday, ended up with the Congressman taking the middle path and choosing to underscoring the importance of religious tolerance and inclusivity in a plural society like India. Speaking at the Tritiya Varsha Sangh Shiksha Varg attended by over 700 RSS cadets and marks the conclusion of a

Pinarayi slams opposition for encouraging extremists

Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, under attack for alleged police lapses, yesterday hit back at the Congress-led Opposition UDF, saying a section of it was encouraging extremist elements who were behind Tuesday’s protest against police in Kochi. Coming down heavily on the opposition in the state Assembly, Vijayan also wanted it to introspect whether it was correct to justify the action of these extremist elements. He was replying to

'Singapore-Amaravati direct flight services in 30 days'

Amaravati: Direct flight services between Singapore and Amaravati, the capital city of Andhra Pradesh, will commence within 30 days, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu said yesterday. Singapore Airlines has come forward to operate direct flights between the two cities, he said. “We are giving all necessary clearances required for that,” he told a press conference. Singapore Minister for Information and Communication S Iswaran was also present. The decision to operate