Saturday, July 11, 2020


UP STF 'script' goes wrong, questions abound over 'encounter'

LUCKNOW: "The Special Task Force (STF) now has very bad script writers and the Vikas Dubey story proves it. Why would someone, who had surrendered on Thursday in Madhya Pradesh to escape being killed, try to escape on Friday," said a senior police officer, who has been one of the founding officers of the STF in Uttar Pradesh.

Culprit killed, what about those who gave patronage: Priyanka

LUCKNOW: The opposition parties on Friday slammed the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over the encounter of dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, while being brought back to the state from Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain.

Unholy nexus of BJP govt and MNCs stands exposed: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Friday criticised the Narendra Modi government over its decision to remove face masks and hand sanitisers from the essential commodities list. It said that an "unholy nexus" between the BJP government and the MNCs stands exposed.

Gangster Vikas Dubey killed in police encounter

KANPUR: Gangster Vikas Dubey was killed on Friday morning after being critically injured in an alleged shootout with STF officials. He was shot when he reportedly tried to flee, following a road accident in which the vehicle he was travelling in overturned.

Do not set wrong narrative about syllabus cut: Nishank

NEW DELHI:The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has slashed its syllabus by 30 per cent for students from Class IX to XII to reduce course load in view of the extraordinary situation arising due to the coronavirus pandemic. The move is applicable only for the current academic year.

Existence of NDR fund does not prohibit PM-CARES: Centre to SC

NEW DELHI:The Centre has informed the Supreme Court that there are several funds which were either established earlier or now for carrying out various relief works, and PM-CARES is one such fund with voluntary donations.

Cong, BJP spat on foundations' funding

NEW DELHI:After the Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday set up an inter-ministerial committee to probe various alleged violations of legal provisions by the Gandhi family-run Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, the verbal sparring between the two sides has escalated.

How Vikas Dubey scripted his Bollywood-style arrest

LUCKNOW/UJJAIN:Uttar Pradesh's dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, who has had a thing for Bollywood, on Thursday surrendered over a thousand kilometres away from what could be his swan song of a criminal life in the Mahakaal temple premises of Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain as he announced in Sanjay Dutt's "Khalnayak" style: "Mein huin Vikas Dubey, Kanpurwala".

Yogi govt approves new start-up policy

LUCKNOW:The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has approved the UP-Start-up Policy 2020 to promote fledgling units in various areas including agriculture, health, power, education, tourism and transport.

Priyanka Gandhi demands CBI probe in Vikas Dubey case

NEW DELHI:After the arrest of Vikas Dubey in Ujjain, the Congress has upped its ante on the Yogi Government, party General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Thursday demanded a CBI inquiry into the whole case.

PM Modi's visit to his village Nimo, comforts 1962 war veteran

NIMO/LEH:In a quaint little village with tall poplars swinging gently in the summer bloom against the bare lofty mountains, 1962 war veteran Tsering Tashi giggles with exuberance over the thought that Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited his village just a week ago.

Now MP Minister faces heat over Dubey's surrender, Oppn says arrest 'stage-managed'

LUCKOW/BHOPAL:The war of words between the Congress and the BJP over dramatic surrender of Uttar Pradesh's most wanted gangster Vikas Dubey, has taken a turn for the worse. UP Congress, in a tweet, has named Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra as having allegedly facilitated the surrender of Dubey in Mahakaal temple at Ujjain. Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi too raised questions on Mishra's role in the much-talked about surrender.

Gangster's mother says govt must do what it deems fit

BIKRU(Kanpur):After the dramatic arrest of notorious gangster Vikas Dubey, accused of killing eight policemen in Kanpur, from the Mahakal temple in Ujjain early on Thursday morning, his mother Sarala Devi said the government is free to decide her son's fate.

11 states including Punjab oppose Electricity Amendment Bill -AIPEF

CHANDIGARH: 11 states and one union territory  have  strongly opposed many clauses of  draft Electricity  (Amendment) Bill 2020 during a virtual  discussion in power ministers meet and demanded to put it on hold, said V K Gupta a spokesperson  of All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF).  

Opposition questions role of police in Vikas Dubey case

LUCKNOW:In an expected development, the opposition has started questioning the role of the Uttar Pradesh Police in the Vikas Dubey case and the related encounters of five criminals.

Gangster Vikas Dubey's arrest in MP raised many questions on BJP role

CHANDIGARH: The drmatic arrest of dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey by Madhya Pradesh Police from a temple in Ujjain has raised many questions on the role of BJP governments in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

Surrender or arrest, asks Akhilesh Yadav

LUCKNOW:Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav has asked the Yogi Adityanath government to clarify whether Vikas Dubey had surrendered or he was arrested.

How Vikas Dubey was arrested

LUCKNOW:Dreaded gangster Vikas Dubey, who has been on the run for almost a week now, ever since the ambush and killing of eight police personnel in Kanpur, was finally arrested on Thursday from inside the Mahakaal temple in the Madhya Pradesh town of Ujjain.

Is govt diluting India's claim on Galwan Valley: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Thursday raised questions before Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the status of India's position in the Galwan Valley. It asked whether a buffer zone in own territory was being created and the claim over the Galwan Valley being diluted.

Arrests at press conference; Goa Opposition cries foul

PANAJI: The Opposition in Goa has accused the BJP-led coalition government in the state of "stifling democracy", a day after three persons were arrested by the police in North Goa's Melaulim village, mid-way through a press conference called to oppose land acquisition procedures for the upcoming IIT-Goa campus project.

Modi should leverage ‘friendship’ with Trump to protect Indian students in US: Bhagwant Mann*

CHANDIGARH:Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state President and Member of Parliament (MP) Bhagwant Mann has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to leverage his much-hyped friendship with US President Donald Trump for the benefit of millions of Indian students studying in the US and ensure that the Trump administration did not force them to leave that country.

UP cop killer Vikas Dudey arrested in MP

UJJAIN(Madhya Pradesh):Uttar Pradesh's most wanted gangster Vikas Dubey, who along with his aides ambushed and killed eight Kanpur district policemen barely seven days ago, was arrested from the Mahakaal temple here on Thursday morning.

Veteran comedian Jagdeep passes away at 81

MUMBAI:Veteran Bollywood comedian Jagdeep is no more. He passed away here on Wednesday owing to age-related health problems at the age of 81.
Bollywood star Ajay Devgn confirmed the news on social media.

Slain officer's letter never reached Kanpur SSP office: Report

LUCKNOW:The controversial letter written by circle officer Devendra Mishra to former Kanpur SSP, accusing station officer Chaubeypur, Vinay Tiwari, of shielding gangster Vikas Dubey, was typed on a computer of the circle officer by a lady constable, but it was not received at SSP Kanpur office.

Fire breaks out at logistics godown in Delhi

NEW DELHI:A huge fire broke out at a logistics godown here in Mundka on Wednesday night, officials said.

8 security guards of slain Kashmiri BJP leader arrested

SRINAGAR: All eight security guards deployed in the protection of BJP leader, Sheikh Wasim Bari, who was killed by terrorists along with his father and brother on Wednesday, have been arrested in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora district.

2 Vikas Dubey aides shot dead in separate encounters in UP

KANPUR(Uttar Pradesh):Two accomplices of gangster Vikas Dubey were shot dead by the state police in two separate encounters on Thursday morning.
Prabhat Mishra alias Kartikeya had been arrested in Faridabad on Wednesday by a team of the Special Task Force (STF) and was being brought to Kanpur on transit remand.

MHA suspends J&K cadre IPS Basant Rath for misconduct

NEW DELHI:Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) on Wednesday suspended senior Jammu and Kashmir cadre IPS officer Basant Rath for alleged misconduct and misbehaviour with the Director General of Police of the Union Territory.

K'taka govt teachers to donate 1 day's salary for pvt counterparts

BENGALURU:Responding to Karnataka Education Minister S. Suresh Kumars appeal, teachers of state-run schools agreed to donate a day's salary to their counterparts in private schools, as they have not been paid since April due to the Covid-induced lockdown, an official said on Wednesday.

Police search for weapons in well in Dubey's village

KANPUR:The Kanpur Police have launched a search operation following inputs that some arms belonging to gangster Vikas Dubey may have been hidden in a well near the gangster's house in Bikru village.

Police ordered to crackdown on indoor, outdoor parties: Goa CM

PANAJI:Days after a party organised for political workers by a ruling MLA caused embarrassment for the BJP-led coalition government, Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that police had been orderd to crackdown even on house parties henceforth.

Bengal CM protests removal of topics from CBSE curicula

KOLKATA:West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday expressed shock over the CBSE decision to drop many topics like citizenship, federalism, secularism etc while reducing curricula for Classes 9 to 12 due to Covid-19 pandemic.

K'taka panel for pre-recorded classes for select students

BENGALURU:n expert committee constituted by the Karnataka government on online classes has recommended live and pre-recorded classes for children aged three and above, an official said on Wednesday.

ED serves notice to TMC leaders in Narada probe

KOLKATA:The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has served a fresh notice to West Bengal's ruling Trinamool Congress (TMC) leaders in connection with the Narada sting operation.
The Narada sting was shot in 2014 by Mathew Samuel but was aired in 2016.

RGF has nothing to hide, why holy cows not questioned: Cong

NEW DELHI:After the Centre set up an inter-ministerial committee to probe alleged violations of legal provisions by the Gandhi family's Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust and Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, the Congress on Wednesday hit back saying the RGF had nothing to hide.

Tablighi Jamaat case: Foreigners including Chinese granted bail

NEW DELHI:A Delhi court on Wednesday granted bail to Chinese, Brazilian, Australian, Fijian, and Philippines nationals who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz here in March.

No registration of BS-IV vehicles sold after March 31: SC

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday recalled its March 27 order, where it had allowed the sale of BS-IV compliant vehicles for 10 days, barring in Delhi-NCR, after the lifting of the nationwide lockdown imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Vikash Dubey's nephew, brother-in-law nabbed in MP

SHAHDOL(Madhya Pradesh):The Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday detained Gyanendra Prakash Nigam, alias Raju Khullar, gangster Vikas Dubey's brother-in-law from Shahdol district of Madhya Pradesh.

TN Minister Thangamani tests corona positive

CHENNAI:Tamil Nadu Electricity Minister and senior AIADMK leader P. Thangamani on Wednesday tested positive for coronavirus and ws admitted to a private hospital here for treatment.

India looks to strengthen peace as UNSC member: Prez

NEW DELHI:President Ram Nath Kovind on Wednesday said that India looked forward to working with the international community to strengthen global peace and prosperity as a member of the UN Security Council for the term 2021-22.