Shala Praveshotsav: District admin to request for grant to buy school bags for newly enrolled students

The Chhota Udepur district administration has decided to request the District Panchayat for a grant to provide school bags to the 11,000 students who were enrolled to Class I in Gujarat in during the three-day Shala Praveshotsav, that ended on Saturday. Following a decision of the state government to stop procurement of school bags to … Read more

Putin promises Belarus Iskander-M missiles to counter “aggressive” West

Russia will supply Belarus with Iskander-M missile systems within a few months, Russian President Vladimir Putin told a televised meeting with Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko on Saturday. At the meeting, held in St Petersburg, Lukashenko told Putin that Belarus was concerned by the “aggressive”, “confrontational” and “repulsive” policies of its neighbours Lithuania and Poland. He … Read more

‘Hacker’ Sriki’s brother must cooperate in ED probe for clearance to leave India: Karnataka HC

The Karnataka High Court has upheld a move by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to prevent the brother of an alleged Bengaluru-based hacker from leaving India during the investigation of a money laundering case. The high court rejected a plea by Sudarshan Ramesh, the elder brother of hacker Srikrishna Ramesh, to quash a Look Out Circular … Read more

Wimbledon champ Kvitova, Fritz win Eastbourne titles

Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova tuned up for the Grand Slam tournament by overpowering Jelena Ostapenko 6-3, 6-2 to win the Eastbourne title on Saturday. Also, Taylor Fritz outlasted Maxime Cressy 6-2, 6-7 (4), 7-6 (4) in an all-American men’s final for his second Eastbourne title. Kvitova earned her first grass-court title in four years … Read more

Around 2,000 people arrested for violence over Agnipath, Prophet remark: UP Police

The Uttar Pradesh Police has so far arrested 1,562 people in connection with the violence over the Agnipath military recruitment scheme, a senior officer said on Saturday. Another 424 people have been arrested in connection with the violence over the controversial remark against Prophet Mohammad, he said. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Additional … Read more