Zee News : India (196)

Amid Doklam row, govt gives more powers to BRO to speed up work along China border

The Ministry of Defence in consultation with the armed forces would identify the roads to be entrusted to the BRO and fix priorities by approving the Long Term Roll-On Works Plan and Annual Works Programme for the BRO.

Utkal derailment: Action taken against Secy-level officer, 7 other officials

The action against the eight officers came hours after Member of the Railway Board, Mohd Jamshed, indicated that negligence appeared to have caused the derailment.

Railways in process of using modern technology to plug accidents: Official

The train-protection warning system and the train- collision avoidance system are. also being used to prevent accidents

Utkal Express tragedy: Railways suspends 4 officials, transfers 1; death toll 22

Besides actions against these five officials, a general manager and a Railway Board member have also been sent on leave', the ANI news agency reported. 

China won`t share hydrological data until India withdraws from Doklam

China will not agree to carry out normal cooperation on hydrological data with India unless it agrees to withdraw troops from Doklam,

Malegaon blast case: SC to hear bail plea of Colonel Purohit, in jail for past 9 years, on Monday

Seven people were killed in a bomb blast on September 29, 2008, at Malegaon, a communally-sensitive textile town in Nasik district of north Maharashtra.

Utkal Express derailment: Railways suspends 4 officials, transfers 1; death toll 22

Besides actions against these five officials, a general manager and a Railway Board member have also been sent on leave', the ANI news agency reported. 

Flight operations at Delhi airport briefly halted over drone sighting

The flight operations at the Delhi airport was temporarily halted on Sunday evening.

`Machher jhol` off menu, only veg thali at Rashtrapati Bhavan kitchen

President Ram Nath Kovind is strictly vegetarian and prefers simple and masala-free food. Hence, the cooks at the Rashtrapati Bhavan kitchen have reportedly been asked to follow only a vegetarian menu.

India`s economy became fastest growing under PM Modi rule: Amit Shah

The Modi-led government at the Centre has focused on skill development and started the 'Skill India' scheme.

President Ramnath Kovind to visit Leh tomorrow

The President will present the President's Colours to the Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre and the five battalions of the regiment tomorrow, defence spokesman Colonel Rajesh Kalia told PTI.  

Indians account for 74% of total H-1B visa requests in current US fiscal

With 2.47 lakh applications till June 30, 2017, the Indians were the largest group, followed by China with 36,362 and Canada 3,551. 

Defence Ministry delegates administrative powers to BRO

 The Defence Ministry on Sunday announced it has delegated administrative and financial powers to the Border Roads Organisation.

Kashmiri separatists starved of funds after note ban, NIA crackdown: Jaitley

Rajnath Singh praised the NIA on Sunday and said that it had "a conviction rate of 95%, first for any agency in India."

Army to add more teeth to T-90 battle tanks, arm them with third generation missile system

As part of efforts to enhance its strike capability, the Army is now working on a project to add more teeth to its T-90 main battle tanks by arming them with a third generation missile system.

Utkal Express mishap: Maintenance work was being carried out on tracks, investigations underway, says Railways

The railway ministry confirmed that the train disaster in Muzaffarnagar district has claimed 20 lives and left 92 injured out of which 22 are in critical condition. 

IIT accepts resignation of whistle-blower professor who got relief from former President Pranab Mukherjee

While he had resigned in 2014 only, the institution had not accepted his resignation saying the matter was sub-judice.

Northeast`s insurgency reduced by 75 per cent with NIA`s efficiency: Union Minister Rajnath Singh

He added that the way NIA probes the matter is tremendous as the conviction rate goes up to 95 per cent.

Kashmiri separatists starved of funds after demonetisation, crackdown by NIA: Arun Jaitley

Rajnath Singh praised the NIA on Sunday and said that it had "a conviction rate of 95%, first for any agency in India."

Ramdas Athawale bats for SC, ST reservation in Indian Army

Union Minister of State for social justice, Ramdas Athawale on Saturday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking reservation for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Indian Army.

Utkal Express derailment: Prabhu directs CRB to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by today

Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Sunday directed the Chairman Railway Board to fix responsibility on prima facie evidence by the evening, in connection with yesterday's Utkal Express derailment, which left 23 people dead and over 100 injured. 

Utkal Express derailment: Trains on Meerut line cancelled, diverted; routes to be cleared by 7 PM

All the trains on Meerut line have cancelled and diverted till 6 PM on Sunday as the restoration work is underway  at the site of the deadly Utkal Express derailment, where the death toll rose to 23. 

BSF adopts ways to curb suicides, depression among jawans

The country's largest border-guarding force BSF has launched two ambitious projects to curb suicides and depression amongst its jawans.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 75th birth anniversary

"On his birth anniversary, we remember Rajiv Gandhi & recall his contribution to the nation," the Prime Minister said in a tweet.

UP: Minor gangraped by cop, father dies of shock

In yet another shocking incident, a minor girl in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh was allegedly gang raped by a police constable and the village head. 

Rajasthan: No toilet at home, court grants divorce to woman

A toilet inside your house can indeed build your prem katha!

Track maintenance failure behind Utkal Express derailment, claims top railways source

A day after 23 people were killed after 14 coaches of Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express went off the track, it has been reported that the mishap took place due to the negligence of railways staff, as the driver of the train was unaware of the maintenance being carried out at the spot where tragic ...

Sharad Yadav no match for Nitish Kumar: BJP spokesman GVL Narasimha Rao

Rao further stated that Yadav is only remembered for making atrocious comments against women, asserting there is no political grasp that he has that he challenge Nitish Kumar.

Odisha: 21 ganja smugglers arrested in Koraput

The wild grass, illegally cultivated in the hills and jungles in Malkangiri district and Lamataput and Machkund areas of Koraput district is smuggled to states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhatisgarh and Rajasthan.

Uttar Pradesh: Rural women want to work, visit parlours and watch news, says survey

 A survey of rural women in Uttar Pradesh, India's largest state, has shown the rising spiral of their aspirations -- 56 per cent want to work, 67 per cent want to study further, at least five per cent visit a beauty parlour regularly, and at least 10 per cent watch the news on television.

Air-conditioned jackets for the Indian Special Forces soon, says Manohar Parrirkar

Former Defence Minister and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that trials for introducing air-conditioned jackets for the Indian Special Forces soldiers are on. 

Rajiv Gandhi`s 73rd birth anniversary today; Sonia, Rahul pay floral tributes to former PM

The nation on Sunday remembered former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi on his 73rd birth anniversary with leaders paying tribute to him at his memorial Veer Bhoomi in National Capital. 

My health is perfect, vested interests spreading rumours: Parrikar

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that vested interests were spreading rumours about his health, ahead of the August 23 by-polls. He also said that an angioplasty procedure, which he underwent recently to treat a minor block, was being blown out of proportion.

Nightmare at Khatauli for Utkal Express passengers, locals

The tragic accident in Khatauli area in the district was not a nightmare for just the passengers of the ill-fated Utkal Express, but also for the locals whose houses lined the tracks, and are now splattered with blood.

Utkal Express Derailment: Track maintenance failure reason behind tragic incident, claims top railways sourceTrack maintenance failure behind Utkal Express derailment, claims top railways source

A day after 23 people were killed after 14 coaches of Puri-Haridwar Utkal Express went off the track, it has been reported that the mishap took place due to the negligence of railways staff, as the driver of the train was unaware of the maintenance being carried out at the spot where tragic ...

PM Narendra Modi`s austerity drive for ministers, asks them to avoid 5-star hotels, PSUs vehicles

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has yet again cautioned his ministers from staying in five-star hotels and taking advantage from public-sector undertakings, says report.

Indian Army chief Bipin Rawat to take stock of situation at Ladakh on Aug 20

According to reports, during his visit, the Army chief would review the status with the local commanders of the Army and Air Force, also taking stock of military preparations in the Eastern Ladakh region

Why was Sharad Yadav silent when we split from NDA in 2013, asks Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Without taking names, Nitish said that few people talk about mandate whilst aware that the mandate was given to fight against corruption, for the development and welfare of the state and not for the welfare of a particular family.

Video surfaces of Indian-Chinese soldiers` scuffle in Ladakh

Days after Indian and Chinese troops got involved in a shuffle in Jammu and Kashmir`s Ladakh, a video of the stone pelting surfaced on Saturday, but army sources, however, said they cannot confirm its authenticity.

List of major train accidents in 2017

A study carried out by IndiaSpend website had claimed that excessive traffic' and underinvestment in rail infrastructure' were main factors for derailments. 

Air India cabin crew arrested for hiding narcotic in plane`s meal cart

A cabin crew member of national carrier Air India has been arrested by customs officers for allegedly trying to smuggle narcotic by hiding it in a meal service cart of a flight.

Nitish Kumar challenges Sharad Yadav to split JD-U

Nitish Kumar said Sharad Yadav is free to do whatever he wants. "But he will not be able to do anything. It is for all to see. All 71 MLAs and 30 MLCs along with two Lok Sabha MPs are with us."

Andhra Pradesh: Man kills college-going girl, commits suicide

A 30-year-old man allegedly killed a college-going girl by setting her on fire on Saturday, apparently for rejecting his advances, and committed suicide, police said.

BJP has not set 75-year age bar for contesting polls: Amit Shah

"There is no rule or tradition in the BJP to forbid leaders to contest polls after they attain the age of 75," Shah told reporters here.

BJP is in for a long haul in power, says Amit Shah

Shah also said that though the BJP appears to be at its peak with a majority government at the Centre and 1,387 MLAs in states the workers feel the party has still a long way to go.  

Why was Sharad Yadav silent when we split from NDA in 2013: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar

Without taking names, Nitish said that few people talk about mandate whilst aware that the mandate was given to fight against corruption, for the development and welfare of the state and not for the welfare of a particular family.

Gujarat: 15-year-old boy of watchman returns diamonds worth Rs 45 lakh

The association also committed to finance Vishal's education for one year as part of award for his honesty, its former president Dinesh Navadiya said.

Vehicle rolls down in gorge in J&K`s Ramban, nine school children injured

A Maruti van, carrying school children to home from the school, skidded off the road and rolled down into the gorge near Sandokhu Morh in Batote belt of the district, a police officer said.  

Tamil Nadu: Coast Guard reviews operational preparedness of eastern region

Bargotra reviewed the operational preparedness with emphasis on coastal security, pollution response and infrastructure development, an official release said.

Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to maximum number of people: President Ram Nath Kovind

President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday said that Rashtrapati Bhavan should be accessible to as many people as possible and an updated website can ensure that more and more people can be part of its online community.