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Swami Nithyananda booked for ‘kidnapping‘ kids

Swami Nithyananda booked for ‘kidnapping‘ kids

An FIR was registered against self-styled godman Swami Nithyananda on the charges of alleged kidnapping and wrongful confinement of children to make them collect donations from followers to run his ashram in Ahmedabad in Gujarat, police said on Wednesday. Police also arrested Sadhvi Pranpriyananda and Priyatatva Riddhi Kiran, both women disciples of the controversial godman, on charges of allegedly kidnapping at […]

Govt admits to cyber-attack on Kudankulam nuke plant

Govt admits to cyber-attack on Kudankulam nuke plant

Amid reports of a cyber attack on the Kudankulam nuclear power plant, Union minister Jitendra Singh on Wednesday told Lok Sabha that “if at all an error like this happened, it was confined to the administrative block”. The Nuclear Power Corporation of India, a public sector undertaking under the Department of Atomic Energy, had recently admitted of a malware attack […]

Shah confirms pan-India NRC; not in WB, says Mamata

Shah confirms pan-India NRC; not in WB, says Mamata

Assam finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, meanwhile, said the state government has requested the Centre to reject the recently published NRC. The National Register of Citizens process will be carried out across India, Home Minister Amit Shah said in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday while making it clear that there would be no discrimination on the basis of religion. Union home […]

Amid logjam on Maha govt formation, Pawar meets Modi

Amid logjam on Maha govt formation, Pawar meets Modi

Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Parliament over farmers‘ distress in Maharashtra, even as the Congress and the NCP stepped up momentum on forming the government in the coastal state. IMAGE: NCP chief Sharad Pawar leaves after meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss farmers‘ issues at Parliament House in New […]

Lankan Prez names brother Mahinda as PM

Lankan Prez names brother Mahinda as PM

Sri Lankan President Gotabaya Rajapaksa on Wednesday named his elder brother and former strongman Mahinda Rajapaksa as the new prime minister after incumbent Ranil Wickremesinghe announced his resignation from the post following the election debacle. Mahinda, the current main opposition leader, will assume duties soon after incumbent Wickremesinghe steps down formally on Thursday. Mahinda was appointed the Prime Minister on […]