Armed men attacked the high security Nabha Jail in Punjab and freed Khalistan Liberation Force terrorist Harminder Singh Mintoo and four others on Sunday, police said. The attackers, dressed in police uniforms, breached the tight security of the Nabha Jail with at least 100 rounds fired during the attack, jail officials said. Mintoo and another terrorist Kashmir Galwadi were among those who escaped around 9.30 a.m from the jail premises.
Mann Ki Baat: PM Modi urges citizens to embrace e-banking, mobile banking
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday appealed the people, particularly the youths, to embrace e-banking and mobile banking for cashless transactions. "I need your support," Modi said in his monthly radio broadcast "Mann Ki Baat" and asked young men and women of the country to teach at least 10 families everyday how to go cashless and make electronic payments.
Rahul, Mamata, Kejriwal having ‘sleepless nights’: Amit Shah hits back
Battling an all round attack from the opposition parties, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah today countered the remarks made against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for scrapping Rs 500/1000 notes. Hitting back on the opposition leaders, Amit Shah said that PM Modi’s demonetisation move has given "sleepless nights" to Rahul Gandhi, Mamata Banerjee and Arvind Kejriwal.
Arun Jaitley defends Urjit Patel after Jairam Ramesh demands RBI Governor’s resignation
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday came to the defence of Reserve Bank of India Governor Urjit Patel in the wake of criticism by Congress leader Jairam Ramesh, who alleged that the central bank was kept in dark by the government about its surprise demonetisation move.
Demonetisation: Cracks appear in opposition unity; TMC opposes Bharat Bandh, JD(U) to stay off
Even before the much-hyped nationwide protest against the Centre’s demonetisation move could take off, cracks have surfaced within the Opposition with JD(U) and Trinamool Congress refusing to support the Bharat bandh on November 28.
Punjab Dy CM Sukhbir Badal blames Pakistan for Nabha jailbreak
Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Sunday opined that Pakistan could be behind the sensational Nabha jailbreak, saying the neighbouring country was "desperate to revive terrorism" after Indian army conducted the surgical strike across the LoC. "Pak desperate to revive terror post surgical strike. Could be behind jail break," Sukhbir, who also spoke to the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval after the incident, tweeted.
After demonetisation, govt steps up efforts to bring back black money from Swiss banks
After having closed the doors for black money keepers in the country, the government is now looking to trace down Indians who have kept their untaxed funds abroad. In the last few months, India has shot off at least 20 'administrative assistance' requests to Switzerland seeking details of Indians suspected to have misused Swiss banks' famed high-secrecy walls to evade taxes.
Amid tension along LoC, Pakistan suspends cotton import from India
With tension escalating between the two countries along the LoC, Pakistan has suspended the import of cotton and other agriculture commodities, including vegetables from India, a media report stated. As per officials of Department of Plant Protection (DPP), import of agricultural items from India through the Wagah border crossing and Karachi port and issuing permits for future imports has been halted, the Dawn reported.
History will judge Fidel Castro's 'enormous impact', says Obama; Trump calls him a ‘brutal dictator’
Unites States President Barack Obama on Saturday said in a statement on Fidel Castro's death that history would be the judge of the Cuban revolutionary leader's "enormous impact". The statement by, President-elect Donald Trump, however, took a more direct approach and called Castro a "brutal dictator". In a statement on Saturday, Trump said he hoped that Castro's death would usher in a new era of prosperity and freedom for Cuba.
Urjit Patel breaks silence over note ban, says RBI committed to ease citizens' pain at earliest
RBI Governor Urjit Patel on Sunday broke his silence over the demonetisation issue, saying the central bank is monitoring the situation on a daily basis and taking all necessary actions to "ease the genuine pain of citizens" with a clear intent to normalise the things as early as possible.
Service Tax Dept to auction Mallya’s private jet plane on Nov 28-29
In its bid to recover around Rs 535 crore due from beleaguered businessman Vijay Mallya, the Service Tax Department to reauction his luxury personal jet on November 28-29. The e-auction will be carried out by MSTC, the department said, adding it had roped in a professional valuer for revaluation of the aircraft following a recent Bombay High Court order to do so at a reduced reserve price.
SBI records of loans to Adani firms cannot be disclosed: CIC
The Central Information Commission has held that records related to loans given to Adani Group cannot be disclosed as these are held by State Bank of India in fiduciary capacity and involve commercial confidence. The order of the Commission came on a plea by one amesh Ranchordas Joshi who wanted to know from SBI "the basis of giving huge loans to industries promoted by Gautam Adani along with the evidence that the loan was connected to the coal mines of Australia".
Kareena Kapoor to deliver her baby on December 20, says father Randhir Kapoor
Soon-to-be mommy Kareena Kapoor Khan, who is in her last trimester of pregnancy, will be welcoming her first child before Christmas this year. The news was confirmed by Bebo's father Randhir Kapoor who stated the actress is due for her delivery on December 20.
Bigg Boss 10: Rohan Mehra’s father lashes out at Om Swamiji for insulting his family
Bigg Boss 10 contestant Rohan Mehra’s father has come out in support of his son after the ‘aam aadmi’ contestant Om Swamiji abused him on the show. Rohan’s father has lashed out at Swamiji saying that the BB10 contestant has crossed the line this time. It was seen that Swami, during the a luxury budget task, got miffed with house captain Rohan and questioned his upbringing.
3500 screens, 9 cities: The trailer launch of SRK’s ‘Raees’ is all set to be a unique event
After many speculations about the trailer launch of upcoming movie ‘Raees’ there is finally some clarity on the same. Reportedly, Shah Rukh Khan will interact with thousands of viewers through live video conferencing while the trailer will be streamed in around 3,500 screens on December 7.
Ind vs Eng 3rd Test: Ashwin’s attacking 57 takes India to 271/6 on Day 2
India posted 271/6 in their first innings, trailing England by 12 runs at the end of the second day of the third Test at the Punjab Cricket Association I.S. Bindra Stadium in Mohali on Sunday. Ravichandran Ashwin (57 batting) and Ravindra Jadeja (31 batting) were in the middle at stumps.
Sindhu loses in final at Hong Kong Open Super Series
Olympic silver-medallist P V Sindhu went down in straight games to Chinese Taipei's Tai Tzu Ying in the Hong Kong Open Super Series final in Kowloon today. The Indian lost 15-21 17-21 in a clash which lasted 41 minutes. It was sweet revenge for Tzu Ying, who had lost to Sindhu most recently in the Rio Olympic Games.
Indian Hockey team thrash Malaysia 4-1 in Four Nations Invitational tournament
Putting up a power-packed performance on display, India today defeated Malaysia 4-1 in the bronze medal play-off match at the Four Nations Invitational Hockey tournament in Melbourne, Australia. For India, Akashdeep Singh (2nd minute), V.R. Raghunath (45th), Talwinder Singh (52nd) and Rupinder Pal Singh (58th minute) scored while Joel van Huizen found the net for Malaysia.