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ED summons Raj Thackeray over money laundering charges, Opposition slams move

ED summons Raj Thackeray over money laundering charges, Opposition slams move

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday grilled the son of former Lok Sabha Speaker Manohar Joshi in an IL&FS related case and also summoned Maharashtra Navnirman Sena President Raj Thackeray for questioning.

Aug 19, 2019, 23:59 PM IST
J&K administration announces re-opening of middle-level schools in Kashmir from Wednesday

J&K administration announces re-opening of middle-level schools in Kashmir from Wednesday

The decision was stated during a joint press conference in Srinagar, addressed by Director Information and Public Relations, Dr Syed Sehrish Asgar, Deputy Inspector General of Police (CKR), VK Birdi and Director School Education Kashmir, Muhammad Younis Malik.

Aug 19, 2019, 23:33 PM IST
IAF executes daring rescue mission in Jammu's swollen Tawi river, shows it won't leave behind anyone in distress

IAF executes daring rescue mission in Jammu's swollen Tawi river, shows it won't leave behind anyone in distress

In yet another daring rescue, the IAF pulled out four men stranded in the middle of a swirling Tawi river in Jammu district on Monday.

Aug 19, 2019, 23:30 PM IST
Blast targets police near Northern Ireland border: Officers

Blast targets police near Northern Ireland border: Officers

There has been a rise in attacks on police in Northern Ireland in recent months, claimed by militant groups opposed to British rule and the 1998 peace accord that largely ended three decades of sectarian violence in the province.

Aug 19, 2019, 23:13 PM IST
We enjoy excellent relations with Islamic world: India

We enjoy excellent relations with Islamic world: India

Responding to a question on ties with the Islamic world, TS Tirumurti, Secretary Economic Relations, Ministry of External Affairs said, "Our engagement has been extremely robust and our relations with the Arab countries and many of the other countries are at an all-time high."

Aug 19, 2019, 23:05 PM IST
Yamuna crosses danger level, Delhi on high alert

Yamuna crosses danger level, Delhi on high alert

Yamuna river on Monday evening crossed the danger level mark as water level in the river reached 205.5 metres in Delhi, as against the danger level mark of 205.33 metres. A high alert has been sounded in the national capital asking all the relief and rescue agencies to stay vigilant.

Aug 19, 2019, 22:49 PM IST
Veteran Bollywood music composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi dead

Veteran Bollywood music composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi dead

Veteran music director-composer Mohammed Zahur Khayyam Hashmi, admired for composing music for films like 'Kabhie Kabhie' and 'Umrao Jaan,' died on Monday night in Mumbai. He breathed his last at Sujoy Hospital in Juhu, Mumbai at 9.30 pm due to age-related illness. He was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Sujoy Hospital since the last few days.

Aug 19, 2019, 22:40 PM IST
Army Chief General Bipin Rawat warns of strict action against 'erring' officials involved in corruption

Army Chief General Bipin Rawat warns of strict action against 'erring' officials involved in corruption

Speaking at a retiring officers' meeting, General Rawat said that several cases of corruption have come out in military housing projects. Strict action is being taken against erring officials, news agency ANI reported quoting officials.

Aug 19, 2019, 22:21 PM IST
High alert in Gujarat after Intel agencies warn of terrorists' presence in Madhya Pradesh

High alert in Gujarat after Intel agencies warn of terrorists' presence in Madhya Pradesh

The state police and State Reserve Police (SRP), armed with weapons, are carrying out intensive checking of vehicles at Khangela checkpost, which lies on the border of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. The checking is also going on along the border areas of Jhabua district and Gujarat border.

Aug 19, 2019, 21:56 PM IST
Alliance Air Delhi-Jaipur flight makes emergency landing at Delhi's IGI Airport due to landing gear problem

Alliance Air Delhi-Jaipur flight makes emergency landing at Delhi's IGI Airport due to landing gear problem

At about 8.21 pm the Airport Operations Control Centre (AOCC) informed that full emergency was declared for the flight Alliance Air 9643 (Delhi-Jaipur). It had departed from Delhi at 8.13 pm. The AOCC informed at 8.34 that the flight had safely landed in Delhi at 8.25 pm.

Aug 19, 2019, 21:51 PM IST
Retirement age for all Central Forces personnel fixed at 60 years: MHA

Retirement age for all Central Forces personnel fixed at 60 years: MHA

According to an order by the MHA, the retirement age will be applicable to personnel of Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and regular cadre of the Paramilitary component of the Assam Rifles (AR).

Aug 19, 2019, 21:10 PM IST
Northern Railway cancels/diverts trains due to operational reasons in several northern states

Northern Railway cancels/diverts trains due to operational reasons in several northern states

At least four trains plying on Northern Railway were cancelled on Monday due to operations reasons in several states of northern India, Deepak Kumar, Chief Public Relations Officer, Northern Railway said.

Aug 19, 2019, 20:49 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi speaks with Donald Trump, raises concern over anti-India violence in region

PM Narendra Modi speaks with Donald Trump, raises concern over anti-India violence in region

Speaking on the regional situation, the Prime Minister stated that "extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace". He also highlighted the importance of creating an environment free from terror and violence and eschewing cross-border terrorism without exception.

Aug 19, 2019, 20:34 PM IST
Maharashtra govt announces loan waiver for flood-affected farmers with 1-hectare land

Maharashtra govt announces loan waiver for flood-affected farmers with 1-hectare land

In a major relief to farmers affected by the floods that were triggered by incessant rainfall across the state, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday announced that the loans taken up by farmers holding land up to one hectare would be either waived off or paid by the state government.

Aug 19, 2019, 19:56 PM IST
Former bureaucrat Shah Faesal moves Delhi High Court challenging his detention at IGI Airport

Former bureaucrat Shah Faesal moves Delhi High Court challenging his detention at IGI Airport

The former IAS officer, who had first grabbed headlines by topping the UPSC examination, has been critical of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA government’s move to abrogate Article 370 and bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories. 

Aug 19, 2019, 18:59 PM IST
Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh announces Rs 100 crore support for flood-hit areas

Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh announces Rs 100 crore support for flood-hit areas

The Chief Minister made these announcements during a tour of the flood-affected areas of Rupnagar, where he evaluated the damage caused by the torrential rains of the past 72 hours and met the people who had suffered damage as a result of the flooding.

Aug 19, 2019, 18:46 PM IST
India watched Zee News when Centre abrogated Article 370

India watched Zee News when Centre abrogated Article 370

According to BARC data, viewers relied on Zee News for all the updates on Jammu and Kashmir along with Article 370 and Article 35A, making it the highest watched the channel on the day with a total of 19.3 per cent viewers. 

Aug 19, 2019, 18:34 PM IST
Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa gets 3 more years in office due to 'regional security environment'

Pakistan Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa gets 3 more years in office due to 'regional security environment'

According to the Pakistani Prime Minister's office, General Bajwa's extension has been approved due to the "regional security environment". General Bajwa, the 10th Pakistani Army Chief, was appointed to the post in November 2016 by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

Aug 19, 2019, 18:25 PM IST
Normal life restored, no violence in J&K; NSA Doval tells Amit Shah in high-level meet

Normal life restored, no violence in J&K; NSA Doval tells Amit Shah in high-level meet

Apprising Union Home Minister Amit Shah regarding the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir, National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval and Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba said that normal life has been restored in Jammu region and the Valley has been peaceful.

Aug 19, 2019, 18:19 PM IST
Yamuna nears danger mark in Delhi, vehicle movement stopped on iron bridge

Yamuna nears danger mark in Delhi, vehicle movement stopped on iron bridge

According to Zee News sources, the water level of the Yamuna river reached 205.20 metres at 3 pm against the danger level mark of 205.33 metres. 

Aug 19, 2019, 17:36 PM IST