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Investigation conducted by German police in a case of child pornography seems to have blown the lid off a global paedophilia racket comprising citizens of several countries, including India, with the CBI registering an FIR against seven Indian men from different states who were allegedly part of this racket.
After offering prayers at Ambabai temple in Kolhapur and as chants of ‘Jai Bhawani-Jai Shivaji’ rent the air, home minister Amit Shah sets off on another round of campaigning for the Maharashtra elections, predicting that the end of opposition NCP-Congress is near.
Hitting out at Congress over its “opposition to big decisions” like the abrogation of Article 370 in Kashmir and abolition of triple talaq, PM Narendra Modi on Monday accused it of blocking the path of progress and indulging in vote bank politics.
Home minister Amit Shah has said that the real estate deal between Mumbai blast accused Iqbal Mirchi’s wife and former Union minister Praful Patel was “nothing short of treason, and that the onus is now on Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and NCP boss Sharad Pawar to come clean on the issue”.
Mumbai-born, Kolkata-bred economist Abhijit Banerjee – an alumnus of JNU – will share the 2019 Nobel Prize in economic sciences with his colleague and wife Esther Duflo and fellow researcher Michael Kremer for their groundbreaking experiment-based research into how to reduce global poverty.
Pakistan is on the verge of strong action by the international terror financing watchdog FATF and the country may be put in the 'Dark Grey' list, the last warning to improve. Officials attending the ongoing plenary of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) here said as per indications, Pakistan will be isolated by all members for not doing enough.
Innovative research by Abhijit Banerjee and his wife Esther Duflo and their extensive field studies in India have not only played a decisive role in reshaping research in development economics but also helped them to win the 2019 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences on Monday along with fellow-American economist Michael Kremer.
The global economy is wobbling and whether it topples over is the big question in financial markets, executive suites and the corridors of power. Investors cheered as the US struck a partial trade agreement with China and there were even signs the UK may strike a divorce deal with the EU. But the debate over first recession since 2009 may soon start swirling again.
Eight months after IAF bombed the Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist camp in Pakistan's Balakot, intelligence agencies have received inputs that as many as 45-50 terrorists, including suicide bombers, are being trained at the facility. Sources said that some of the terrorists have even been sent to Kashmir to target Indian security bases.
Virat Kohli's 50th Test as India captain was very special, not just because of his incredible unbeaten knock of 254. The innings victory against South Africa placed him in third place on the list of Test captains, with the best success rate in Test cricket history, after 50 matches in charge.
Postpaid mobile services on all networks were restored in the Kashmir Valley on Monday, 72 days after they were snapped following restrictions. Some 40 lakh postpaid mobile phones have become operational from Monday noon.
The new BCCI president-elect Sourav Ganguly on Monday said "it's a great opportunity for him to do something good" as he is taking over the reigns of the board at a time when it's image has got a serious beating. Ganguly pipped Brijesh Patel in a see-saw battle and is expected to be the only presidential nominee.
Joy Thomas, the suspended MD of the scam-hit Punjab and Maharashtra Cooperative (PMC) Bank, led a double life. During his interrogation in lockup, he told the police that he converted to Islam in 2005 to marry his personal assistant, in whose name the police have found nine flats registered in Pune.
The tumultuous saga of former billionaires Malvinder and Shivinder Singh seems to be entering a decisive stage. Scions of one of the nation’s most prominent business families, the Singh brothers were arrested Thursday and brought into a New Delhi trial court Friday to face charges of fraudulently diverting nearly $337 million from a lender they controlled.
At a time when Pakistan-backed terror groups are using small drones to smuggle weapons and narcotics into India, the security forces have been given the clearance to shoot down drones flying at 1,000 feet or below. "Security agencies deployed along the international border have been given the clearance to shoot down drone crossing the boundary and flying at 1,000 feet and below," government sources said.
In a suggestion to Pakistan PM Imran Khan, defence minister Rajnath Singh said that India is ready to assist the neighbouring country if it is serious enough to combat terror on its soil. "I would like to make a suggestion to Pakistan Khan. If you are serious enough in your fight against terror...If you want our Army, then we will send them there for your help," Rajnath said.
The Indian juggernaut continued to roll as the hosts humiliated South Africa by an innings and 137 runs in the 2nd Test to clinch the three-match series. Competing in his 50th Test as captain, Virat Kohli has now led India to their 11th consecutive series at home, a world record. After being asked to follow-on, Proteas were all-out for 189 runs.
"I challenge the opposition to declare in their manifesto that they will bring back Article 370...Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are not just a piece of land for us, but the crown of India," said PM Modi on Sunday addressing a rally in Maharashtra's Jalgaon district. He said the opposition by some leaders to decisions in India's interests was "unfortunate".
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