Indian Army reserves right to retaliate: DGMO to Pak counterpart

Indian Army on Friday sternly told the Pakistan Army that while India reserved the right to retaliate to unprovoked firing from across the border, Indian troops don't target the civilians intentionally.“Indian Army is a professional Army and reserves the right to retaliate appropriately to any incident leading to loss of life of our troop.

Nod for immersion on Muharram if situation found fit : WB govt

 A day after the Calcutta High Court allowed Durga idol immersions on all days from Vijaya Dashami on September 30, the West Bengal government said today that permission will be granted for immersion on Muharram if the situation is "found to be fit".At a meeting of top officials presided over by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, it was decided that the police would ask the puja organisers to take permission by Sunday, a senior state government official said.West Bengal Home Secretary Atri Bhattacharya told a press conference here, "Depending on the circumstances and the situation, permission

Centre to hold one lakh LPG Panchayats in rural India to promote LPG usage

In its bid to further push usage of LPG cylinders in rural India amongst the beneficiaries who have been allotted LPG connections under Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana and further popularise usage of cleaner fuel for cooking, the Central government would kick-start its LPG Panchayat from Gujarat on Saturday. “The average usage amongst the three crore plus beneficiaries of Ujjwala Yojana has been around three to three-and-a-half cylinders per annum, compared to seven-and-a-half cylinders per annum amongst other consumers.

Abducted I-T officer's son murdered by friend

The 19-year-old son of an Income Tax (I-T) Department officer, who was abducted 10 days ago, was murdered by his childhood friend and four of his accomplices.The police found Sharath Niranjan’s body in a decomposed state on Friday near a quarry in Ajjenahalli, Ramanagara district.Sharath’s friend and kingpin H P Vishal (21) has been arrested with three of his accomplices Vinay Prasad (24), a driver, Karan Pai (22), an employee at a private factory in Bidadi, and Vinod Kumar V (24). One accomplice, Shanta Kumar, an Uber driver, is absconding.Vishal is also Sharath’s sister’s classmate a

31 Bengaluru sub-registrars in dock for violation in property registration

 In a classic case of fence eating the crop, 31 of the 43 sub-registrars in Bengaluru are facing a probe for allowing registration of illegal immovable properties in the city’s outskirts.The officers are facing serious charges of flouting rules pertaining to property registration.They were to verify the authenticity of Form 9 and Form 11 (e-khata and tax demand register, respectively, for non-agriculture properties located in rural areas) with the help of e-swathu software, before registration.