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Mortal remains of 9 Indians killed in Sri Lanka bombings sent
JDS president HD Deve Gowda and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy pay their last respects to a victim of Sri Lankan bomb blast, KG Hanumantharayappa, in Bengaluru on Wednesday, April 24, 2019. PTI

Mortal remains of 9 Indians killed in Sri Lanka bombings sent

24 Apr 2019 | 5:24 PM

COLOMBO: The mortal remains of nine of the 10 Indians killed in the massive Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka had been sent to India, officials announced on Wednesday.

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Colombo, April 24

The mortal remains of nine of the 10 Indians killed in the massive Easter Sunday bombings in Sri Lanka had been sent to India, officials announced on Wednesday.

According to the authorities, 10 Indians have lost their lives in Sri Lanka’s worst terror attack that killed at least 359 people.

India’s High Commission here released the details of the repatriation of mortal remains of Indian victims in a series of tweets.

The victims include SR Nagaraj, H Shivakumar, KG Hanumantraiyappa, KM Lakshminarayana, M Rangappa, V Tulasi Ram, A Maregowda, H Puttaraju and R Lakshman Gowda, according to the Indian mission.

Four separate planes carrying the mortal remains of Indians landed in Bengaluru and Hyderabad.

So far 60 people had been arrested in connection with the attacks, police spokesman Ruwan Guansekera said, adding that more than 500 people had been injured in the bombings.

Police said that as many as 34 foreign nationals who lost their lives had been identified.

Of them, 10 are from India, three from Denmark, one each from Japan, the Netherlands, Portugal, Bangladesh, Spain, two each from China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, six from the UK, two holding the US and the UK nationalities and two holding Australian and Sri Lankan nationalities, officials said.

Additionally, 14 foreign nationals are unaccounted for and could be among the unidentified victims at the Colombo Judicial Medical Officer’s mortuary, police said.

Sixteen foreigners injured in the attacks are receiving treatment at the Colombo National Hospital and private hospitals in Colombo.

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for the devastating blasts and identified the suicide bombers who were involved in the attacks.

Seven suicide bombers carried out a series of devastating blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday. PTI

Now US may offer oil to India on concessional terms

Now US may offer oil to India on concessional terms

24 Apr 2019 | 8:51 PM

NEW DELHI: The US may offer oil and gas to India on concessional terms from its own reserves to help the country tide over lifting of Iran sanction waiver that would suck out close to 10 per cent of Indian crude imports.

'Tum se na ho payega': Cong after BJP denies PM press conference reports

'Tum se na ho payega': Cong after BJP denies PM press conference reports

24 Apr 2019 | 11:05 PM

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday used BJP denial of media reports of Prime Minister Narendra Modi holding a press conference in Varanasi to take a dig at him, and said,"tum se na ho payega (you will not be able to do it)".

Denied ticket by BJP, Udit Raj joins Congress

Denied ticket by BJP, Udit Raj joins Congress

24 Apr 2019 | 7:12 PM

NEW DELHI: Disgruntled BJP MP from Northwest Delhi Udit Raj joined the Congress on Wednesday, a day after being denied ticket by the saffron party.

Group of former civil servants demands withdrawal of Pragya Thakur’s nomination

Group of former civil servants demands withdrawal of Pragya Thakur’s nomination

24 Apr 2019 | 9:17 PM

NEW DELHI: A group of 71 former bureaucrats of the All India Services on Wednesday wrote an open letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealing him to rescind the nomination of his party’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur—a prime suspect in the 2008 Malegaon blast case.

India has appointed 17 coordinators to help nationals leaving Libya: Swaraj

India has appointed 17 coordinators to help nationals leaving Libya: Swaraj

24 Apr 2019 | 10:12 PM

NEW DELHI: India has appointed 17 coordinators to help nationals leaving Libya and its mission is helping them with exit visa even in cases when their visa has expired, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said on Wednesday.

Fugitive offender tag is like giving ‘economic death penalty’: Mallya to HC

Fugitive offender tag is like giving ‘economic death penalty’: Mallya to HC

24 Apr 2019 | 8:16 PM

MUMBAI: Embattled liquor tycoon Vijay Mallya told the Bombay High Court on Wednesday that by declaring him a fugitive economic offender and allowing attachment of his assets, a special court had awarded him an “economic death penalty”.

Choksi seeks dismissal of ED plea to declare him as fugitive

Choksi seeks dismissal of ED plea to declare him as fugitive

24 Apr 2019 | 8:34 PM

MUMBAI: Diamantaire Mehul Choksi, an accused in the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, has moved the Bombay High Court, seeking dismissal of an application filed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in a special court to declare him as a fugitive economic offender.

One booked for objectionable post on PM’s mother

One booked for objectionable post on PM’s mother

24 Apr 2019 | 9:06 PM

MUMBAI: One person has been booked for allegedly making objectionable comment about Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mother on social media, a senior police official said on Wednesday.

Court says it has no power to bar Pragya Thakur from contesting polls

Court says it has no power to bar Pragya Thakur from contesting polls

24 Apr 2019 | 7:44 PM

MUMBAI: In a relief for Malegaon blast accused and BJP Lok Sabha candidate Pragya Singh Thakur, an NIA court here on Wednesday rejected a plea to prohibit her from contesting elections, saying it has no power to do so.

Gautam Gambhir’s nomination accepted hours after objections raised by AAP

Gautam Gambhir’s nomination accepted hours after objections raised by AAP

24 Apr 2019 | 8:29 PM

NEW DELHI: The nomination of BJP’s East Delhi candidate Gautam Gambhir was accepted by the poll authorities on Wednesday, hours after the Aam Aadmi Party raised objections, alleging that documents submitted by him had “shortcomings”.

ED attaches properties over Rs 40 cr of expelled DMK leader Alagiri’s son

ED attaches properties over Rs 40 cr of expelled DMK leader Alagiri’s son

24 Apr 2019 | 6:13 PM

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate on Wednesday made a provisional attachment of 25 movable and immovable properties worth over Rs 40 crore belonging to the son of expelled DMK leader M K Alagiri under the money laundering act, an official statement said here.

Delhi court stays non-bailable warrants against Kejriwal, Sisodia, Yadav

Delhi court stays non-bailable warrants against Kejriwal, Sisodia, Yadav

24 Apr 2019 | 7:02 PM

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Wednesday stayed the non-bailable warrants against Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, his deputy Manish Sisodia and Swaraj India president Yogendra Yadav.

BJP on the defensive as Mumbaikars march for Hemant Karkare

BJP on the defensive as Mumbaikars march for Hemant Karkare

24 Apr 2019 | 6:19 PM

MUMBAI: With less than a week to go for the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections when polling will be held in Mumbai, the BJP has been put on the defensive by comments against slain cop Hemant Karkare by one of the main accused in the Malegaon blasts case Pragya Thakur.

Modi is ‘Pradhan Prachar Mantri’: Priyanka Gandhi

Modi is ‘Pradhan Prachar Mantri’: Priyanka Gandhi

24 Apr 2019 | 5:32 PM

BANDA (UP): Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi on Wednesday termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as “Pradhan Prachar Mantri” and accused the BJP of “wasting drinking water” to clean roads in Banda, an arid town in Uttar Pradesh’s Budelkhand region.

BJP using divide and rule policy to grab power: Akhilesh

BJP using divide and rule policy to grab power: Akhilesh

24 Apr 2019 | 2:31 PM

HARDOI (UP): Accusing the BJP of using the divide and rule policy for grabbing power, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said the SP-BSP alliance would not let the saffron party succeed in its designs.

Student held for posting ‘derogatory’ video against T’gana CM on TikTok

Student held for posting ‘derogatory’ video against T’gana CM on TikTok

24 Apr 2019 | 1:56 PM

HYDERABAD: A 20-year-old college student from Andhra Pradesh was on Wednesday arrested here for posting a video on TikTok app, in which he is seen “abusing and defaming” Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and the people of the state, police said.

Strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Tibet close to India

Strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake hits Tibet close to India

24 Apr 2019 | 1:34 PM

BEIJING: A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck China’s remote Himalayan region of Tibet close to India early on Wednesday, authorities said. There were no immediate reports of casualties.

55-yr-old man ‘rapes’ Class 6 girl in Rajasthan’s Bundi

55-yr-old man ‘rapes’ Class 6 girl in Rajasthan’s Bundi

24 Apr 2019 | 6:42 PM

KOTA (RAJASTHAN): A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father’s friend in Rajasthan’s Bundi district on Wednesday, police said.

Oppn parties have no option but to accept defeat: Modi

Oppn parties have no option but to accept defeat: Modi

24 Apr 2019 | 2:46 PM

LOHARDAGA: Lashing out at Opposition parties that claimed the EVMs were being manipulated, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said the ‘mahamilawatis’ have realised they stand no chance after three phases of elections and are looking for excuses to defend their poor show.

Tired of listening to PM beat his own trumpet on Pak: Chidambaram

Tired of listening to PM beat his own trumpet on Pak: Chidambaram

24 Apr 2019 | 1:34 PM

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday said he was tired of listening to Prime Minister Narendra Modi “beat his own trumpet” on Pakistan.

MLA from UP makes Sanjay Nirupam sweat from Mumbai North-West

MLA from UP makes Sanjay Nirupam sweat from Mumbai North-West

24 Apr 2019 | 4:01 PM

MUMBAI: Sanjay Nirupam, former chief of the Mumbai unit of the Congress, who is challenging veteran Shiv Sena leader Gajanan Kirtikar from the Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat, is facing an unlikely fly-in-the-ointment — Subhash Pasi, a two-time Samajwadi Party MLA from Saidpur in Uttar Pradesh.

NCP dubs Modi’s post-voting ‘road show’ a ‘farewell procession’

NCP dubs Modi’s post-voting ‘road show’ a ‘farewell procession’

24 Apr 2019 | 4:05 PM

MUMBAI: The NCP on Wednesday took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his alleged road show after casting his vote in Gujarat, terming it as his “farewell procession” on completion of “unsuccessful” five years of his term.

Ghaziabad software engineer who killed wife and 3 kids arrested

Ghaziabad software engineer who killed wife and 3 kids arrested

24 Apr 2019 | 1:00 PM

GHAZIABAD: Software engineer Sumit Kumar, who allegedly killed his wife and three children here last week, had been arrested from Karnataka, police said on Wednesday.

Kaiserganj candidate booked for making derogatory remarks against Yogi

Kaiserganj candidate booked for making derogatory remarks against Yogi

24 Apr 2019 | 3:14 PM

GONDA: Congress’s candidate for Kaiserganj Lok Sabha seat Vinay Kumar Pandey was booked allegedly for making derogatory remarks against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Nath sect, to which the CM belongs, officials said on Wednesday.

Court to hear on May 23 police plea to cancel bail of SC ex-staffer in cheating case

Court to hear on May 23 police plea to cancel bail of SC ex-staffer in cheating case

24 Apr 2019 | 2:11 PM

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Wednesday said it will hear on May 23 the police plea to cancel the bail of a former Supreme Court employee, who has accused Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi of sexual harassment, in a cheating and criminal intimidation case.

Remove politics of divisiveness, negativity: Priyanka to voters

Remove politics of divisiveness, negativity: Priyanka to voters

24 Apr 2019 | 2:14 PM

FATEHPUR: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday asked voters here to help remove politics of divisiveness and negativity and think of future generations and save the country.

Vistara tenders apology to GD Bakshi over tweet controversy

Vistara tenders apology to GD Bakshi over tweet controversy

24 Apr 2019 | 11:54 AM

NEW DELHI: Two senior executives of Vistara tendered an apology to Major General GD Bakshi (retd) following a controversy over the airline tweeting, and later deleting, a photo of him with its crew members inside a plane.

Undertrial smashes glass door of jail superintendent’s cabin in Thane district

Undertrial smashes glass door of jail superintendent’s cabin in Thane district

24 Apr 2019 | 11:58 AM

THANE: An undertrial lodged at a jail in Thane district of Maharashtra has been booked for allegedly smashing the glass door of the prison superintendent’s office, police said on Wednesday.

Rahul, Priyanka to campaign in Uttar Pradesh today

Rahul, Priyanka to campaign in Uttar Pradesh today

24 Apr 2019 | 11:48 AM

LUCKNOW: Congress president Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi will be campaigning in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

Show-cause notice slapped on BJD candidate for 'violating' code

Show-cause notice slapped on BJD candidate for 'violating' code

24 Apr 2019 | 11:50 AM

CUTTACK: The returning officer of Cuttack district has issued a show-cause notice to a BJD candidate for allegedly trying to influence voters by posting an appeal on social media, a day after campaigning ended for the third phase Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in Odisha.

Framework for accountability against sexual violence in conflicts must include all actors: India

Framework for accountability against sexual violence in conflicts must include all actors: India

24 Apr 2019 | 10:37 AM

UNITED NATIONS: A robust framework for accountability against sexual violence in armed conflicts must include all actors, irrespective of their affiliations and motivations, India has said as it stressed the need to understand the nexus between terrorism, trafficking and sexual violence to address the scourge.

Tremors felt in Arunachal Pradesh

Tremors felt in Arunachal Pradesh

24 Apr 2019 | 9:29 AM

NEW DELHI: A medium-intensity earthquake of magnitude 5.8 hit Arunachal Pradesh early on Wednesday, the National Centre for Seismology said.

Man hacked outside booth as violence mars 3rd phase

Man hacked outside booth as violence mars 3rd phase

24 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

KOLKATA: A man was on Tuesday hacked to death outside a polling booth in West Bengal, amid the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in 21 seats across five eastern and north eastern states, officials said.

Didi wished to buy PM’s post with chit fund money: Modi

Didi wished to buy PM’s post with chit fund money: Modi

24 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

ASANSOL (WB): PM Narendra Modi today mocked TMC chief Mamata Banerjee for her prime ministerial aspirations and said she would have bought the post with the money looted from chit fund scams had it been up for auction.

Rs 50-lakh compensation for Bilkis Bano2002 RIOTS

Rs 50-lakh compensation for Bilkis Bano

24 Apr 2019 | 9:52 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the Gujarat government to give Rs 50 lakh compensation, accommodation and a job to Bilkis Bano, who was gang-raped during the 2002 riots that broke out following the Godhra train incident that claimed lives of 58 ‘kar sewaks’ in the state.

Setback in SC to Rahul, issued contempt notice

Setback in SC to Rahul, issued contempt notice

24 Apr 2019 | 12:20 PM

NEW DELHI: In a setback to Congress president Rahul Gandhi, the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to him on a contempt petition by BJP MP Meenakshi Lekhi for his ‘chowkidar chor hai’ jibe at PM Narendra Modi, wrongly attributed to the court’s recent verdict on admissibility of certain documents in the Rafale case.

‘He’s uncaring offender’: Cong to EC after PM rally

24 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

AHMEDABAD: PM Narendra Modi cast his vote at a polling booth in Nishan High School in Ranip, Ahmedabad, in the Gandhinagar constituency from where his closest-aide and BJP chief Amit Shah is contesting.

Nearly 66% polling amid reports of violence; man hacked to death in WBLs elections: phase 3

Nearly 66% polling amid reports of violence; man hacked to death in WB

24 Apr 2019 | 10:27 AM

NEW DELHI: A high voter turnout, including over 80 per cent in Assam, was recorded in the third and largest phase of Lok Sabha elections today, covering 117 constituencies amid complaints of EVM malfunctioning in many states and killing of a man outside a booth in West Bengal.

Modi did ‘anyay’ to tribals, Cong will reverse it: Rahul

Modi did ‘anyay’ to tribals, Cong will reverse it: Rahul

24 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

BENESHWAR DHAM (RAJASTHAN),: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday said that the BJP government had done “anyay” (injustice) to “Adivasis” (tribals) in the last five years, but he wants to reverse the trend by doing “nyay” (justice) in the next five years.

EVMs faulty or programmed to favour BJP, asks Kejriwal

EVMs faulty or programmed to favour BJP, asks Kejriwal

24 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

NEW DELHI: AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal today asked if the EVMs found “faulty” were the result of technical malfunctioning or they were allegedly programmed in such a way to vote in favour of the ruling BJP.

Pawar’s grand-nephew Parth banks on clan to clinch Maval

Pawar’s grand-nephew Parth banks on clan to clinch Maval

24 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

MUMBAI: Nobody from Sharad Pawar’s family has ever lost an election and the baggage weighs heavy on Parth, the grand-nephew of the Maratha chieftain who is contesting the Maval Lok Sabha constituency which lies between Mumbai and Pune.

Man ‘thrashed’ for showing black flag to Pragya Thakur

Man ‘thrashed’ for showing black flag to Pragya Thakur

24 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

BHOPAL: An unidentified party worker was beaten up allegedly by BJP workers for showing a black flag to BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur at the Bhopal Collectorate premises on Tuesday. A video has gone viral on the social media, claiming an NCP worker had been thrashed by BJP men.

Vijender aspires to be India’s Pacquaio, says won’t give up boxing

Vijender aspires to be India’s Pacquaio, says won’t give up boxing

24 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

NEW DELHI: A trailblazer inside the boxing ring, Olympic bronze-medallist Vijender Singh says he will draw inspiration from Filipino legend Manny Pacquiao in his political innings, which start with the Congress in the ongoing General Election.

SBSP vows to defeat BJP in eastern UP

24 Apr 2019 | 7:46 AM

LUCKNOW: BJP’s erstwhile ally Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) president and UP Cabinet minister Om Prakash Rajbhar is determined to defeat the saffron party.

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