The New Indian Express - Top News - RSS Feed from The New Indian Express en Copyright 2012 The New Indian Express. All rights reserved. Sun, 24 May 2015 14:47:11 +0530 Sun, 24 May 2015 13:28:09 +0530 Top News Jayalalithaa Thanks Modi and Jaitley for Wishes Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitely and her Andhra Pradesh counterpart Chandrababu Naidu for their greetings on her assuming office for the fifth time. Sun, 24 May 2015 13:27:11 +0530 TMC Leader Buro Hansda's Wife Dies in Crude Bomb Attack A crude bomb blast at Trinamool Congress leader (TMC) leader Buro Hansda's residence in Ilambazar in West Bengal’s  Birbhum district on Sunday left his wife dead. Sun, 24 May 2015 13:24:40 +0530 Omar Backs Kejriwal in Fight With Governor Jung Over Officer Appointment Omar Abdullah today came out in strong support of Arvind Kejriwal on the issue of his ongoing tussle with the Delhi Lt Governor, saying Jammu and Kashmir had to pay a "heavy price" for similar issues involving the office of the chief minister and the Raj Bhavan. Sun, 24 May 2015 13:11:15 +0530 Modi's Attacks Part of 'Me, Myself and I Alone' Syndrome: Omar He also took a dig at Modi, saying,"because the implication of that is he himself was embarrassed to be Indian until exactly one year ago. Sun, 24 May 2015 12:07:35 +0530 Kamal Haasan's Next Titled Cheekati Rajyam' in Telugu The film, to be directed by Kamal's long-time associate Rajesh M. Selva, features Trisha Krishnan and Prakash Raj in important roles. Sun, 24 May 2015 11:47:57 +0530 British Man Survives After Head Ripped Off in Accident Indian-origin neuro-surgeon Anant Kamat re-attached Tony Cowan's skull to his spine with a metal plate and bolts in a rare operation. Sun, 24 May 2015 11:35:24 +0530 Fadnavis Cautions Banks Against Action if Aid Money Not Disbursed Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said action will be taken against banks that do not distribute the financial aid released by the government to the farmers. Sun, 24 May 2015 11:34:51 +0530 Psychometric Tests For Trainees Likely to be Mandatory, Pilots Cry Foul Government is likely to make psychometric test mandatory for assessing the mental health of pilots of domestic carriers, a move which comes against the backdrop of a Germanwings co-pilot deliberately crashing a plane in the Alps in March. Sun, 24 May 2015 11:27:25 +0530 China Readies National Carbon Market to Fight Climate Change A successful carbon offset, or "cap-and-trade," market could play a big part in cutting China's emissions — and help the world tackle global warming. Sun, 24 May 2015 11:22:45 +0530 CIC Panel Demands Proactive Disclosure of Ministers' Travel Expenses Sun, 24 May 2015 11:16:29 +0530 Somalian MP Killed in Mogadishu Attack Yusuf Dirir was killed when gunmen in a minibus blocked his route and sprayed the car with bullets, police said. Sun, 24 May 2015 11:15:14 +0530 Australian PM Dismisses Same-Sex Marriage Referendum Idea Australian Capital Territory Liberal senator Zed Seselja said he did not support gay marriage, but there was a reasonable case for a referendum in the country. Sun, 24 May 2015 11:05:52 +0530 BJP Claims AAP Fooling People of Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ashwini Upadhyay on Sunday said that Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is busy doing dramas and fooling people. Sun, 24 May 2015 11:01:00 +0530 Best From Our Print Edition - May 24 Sun, 24 May 2015 10:54:38 +0530 B.B. King Memorial More Cheers than Tears in Las Vegas King was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 1990 and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and won 15 Grammys and sold more than 40 million records worldwide. Sun, 24 May 2015 10:44:40 +0530 England Trail NZ by 60 with 8 Wickets Left after Day 3 England was 74-2 in its second innings, with Alastair Cook and Ian Bell settled after the side wobbled again at 25-2. Sun, 24 May 2015 10:26:30 +0530 Fiat Chrysler CEO Approached GM about a Merger Marchionne publicly made a plea for shrinking the number of players in the global auto industry as his company reported lower-than-expected first-quarter results. Sun, 24 May 2015 10:21:19 +0530 Hoffenheim Extends Contract with Striker Kevin Volland The 22-year-old German international striker penned a two-year contract extension, which keeps him at Hoffenheim until June 2019. Sun, 24 May 2015 10:08:33 +0530 India to Ask Pakistan to Seize Assets of Dawood, Hafiz, Lakhvi The UN Security Council's al Qaeda and Taliban Sanctions Committee has listed Dawood, Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Saeed and Mumbai terror attack key conspirator Lakhvi and put sanctions on them. Sun, 24 May 2015 10:04:41 +0530 US Senate Blocks Bill on NSA's Phone Records Collection Under the House bill, which passed 338 to 88, the Patriot Act would be changed to prohibit bulk collection by NSA of metadata charting telephone calls made by Americans. Sun, 24 May 2015 10:00:33 +0530 12-Year-Old Found Serving Water at Press Conference by Katheria The child was spotted serving water and sweets to the guests and picking up the glasses at the conference called on the occasion of the government's one year anniversary. Sun, 24 May 2015 09:55:10 +0530 Burundi's Opposition Leader Shot Dead UPD-Zigamibanga chairman Zedi Feruzi was among the organizers of protests against Nkurunziza's third term bid that staged protests since April 26. Sun, 24 May 2015 09:50:08 +0530 Jimenez and Fleetwood's Heroics Light Up Wentworth After a pulsating third round, the Italian Francesco Molinari and the Korean An Byeong-hun lead the way on 14-under with the Thai Thongchai Jaidee on 12-under. Sun, 24 May 2015 09:44:32 +0530 Allardyce to Quit Today as Benitez Rejects West Ham The decision is a serious blow to West Ham, who are now considering their options and have yet to identify a No 1 candidate. Sun, 24 May 2015 09:37:39 +0530 Court Acquits Man Accused of Attempting to Rape Tenant As Woman's Statement Not Credible A man facing trial for allegedly attempting to rape his woman tenant has been acquitted by a Delhi court which observed that her testimony suffers from "embellishments and prevarications". Sun, 24 May 2015 09:31:11 +0530 Ireland Votes for Gay Marriage Homosexual acts were decriminalised in Ireland only in 1993, and a vote on divorce in 1995 was passed only by a 51 per cent majority. Sun, 24 May 2015 09:30:32 +0530 Central IAS Officers Association to Discuss Gamlin Issue Tomorrow The central IAS officers' association has called a meeting tomorrow to discuss the ongoing controversy over the appointment of Delhi's acting chief secretary. Sun, 24 May 2015 09:29:33 +0530 Drop in Indian Weddings Unfavourable for Jewellers, Gold As India meets most of its gold requirements through imports, dwindling local purchases during what should typically be the peak season will dent global prices of the metal Sun, 24 May 2015 08:33:04 +0530 Thousands Worldwide March Against Monsanto and GM Crops Thousands of people hit the streets in cities across the world to protest against the American biotechnology giant Monsanto and its genetically modified crops and pesticides. Sun, 24 May 2015 08:23:58 +0530 Pakistan Criticizes Indian Defence Minister Parrikar's Terrorism Remarks Pakistan has criticized Indian Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar's statement that India will use terrorism to counter terrorism from other countries. Sun, 24 May 2015 08:08:20 +0530 Landslide Votes Make Ireland First Country to Legalise Gay Marriage 62.1 percent of Irish voters say "yes" to changing the nation's constitution to define marriage as a union between 2 people regardless of their sex. Sun, 24 May 2015 07:40:33 +0530 Indian Luxury Train Maharajas' Express Set to Operate in Mexico India’s super luxury Maharajas’ Express is all set to chug into Latin America with the Mexican government approaching Indian Railways to start a similar service in their country to provide royal experience for tourists. Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:00 +0530 Parrikar Gets First-Hand Input on LoC Situation Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:00 +0530 Decision on New CVC, CIC Eludes PM-Headed Panel And a final decision on the new incumbents will be taken at the next meeting of the Panel which will take place early next month. Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:00 +0530 IPL 8 Finals: Premier Show Awaits Climax MSD & Co rely on big-match experience and cast of proven performers, but have task cut out against well-oiled Mumbai machine in bid for third title Sun, 24 May 2015 06:00:00 +0530 1500 Detonators Recovered From a House in Bihar Acting on a tip off, the police raided a house in Takia locality under Model police station and recovered 1500 detonators. Sun, 24 May 2015 00:02:25 +0530 Bengaluru's Additional Commissioner of Police Suspended Over Link with Lottery Kingpin The Karnataka government on suspended the city's Additional Commissioner of Police Alok Kumar for his alleged links with a lottery scam kingpin. Sat, 23 May 2015 22:56:08 +0530 Parliamentary Panel on Land Bill to Invite Public Suggestions The parliamentary panel appointed to study the controversial provisions of the land acquisition bill has decided to open the forum for wider public consultations. Sat, 23 May 2015 21:42:46 +0530 Heat Wave Kills About 230 in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in 5 Weeks Close to 230 people have died since mid-April in a heat wave that has taken grip of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. Sat, 23 May 2015 21:38:23 +0530 Rafale Deal Non-transparent: Congress Congress alleged non-transparency in the multi-crore Rafale deal, questioned Centre's move to bypass defence procurement procedure with France. Sat, 23 May 2015 20:05:41 +0530 Hawala Racket in IPL Matches: ED Get Transit Remand of Accused A court allowed an ED plea seeking transit remand of an accused arrested in connection with its probe into alleged multi-crore hawala, money laundering in betting in IPL, international cricket matches. Sat, 23 May 2015 18:11:59 +0530 Indo-Bangla Friendship Bus Arrives From Dhaka The Indo-Bangladesh friendship bus that began its journey from Dhaka arrived here today amid tight security. Sat, 23 May 2015 18:08:29 +0530 IPL-6 Scandal Case: Court to Pass Order on Charge on June 29 Court said it would pass on June 29 its order on framing of charges in IPL-6 spot fixing scandal case in which suspended cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila, Ankeet Chavan and others, including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel, are accused. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:43:57 +0530 Manmohan Made Same Number of Foreign Trips as Modi: Shah Amit Shah debunked Congress criticism about Modi's foreign visits, saying that Manmohan Singh had undertaken same number of trips abroad. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:28:04 +0530 Uber Cab Driver Veers Off Route, Misbehaves With Chennai Woman An Uber cab driver ventured off route, misbehaved with me during the ride, says Chennai woman. Sat, 23 May 2015 17:00:50 +0530 Parrikar Visits Forward Areas, Reviews Security Situation Parrikar interacted with troops on LoC, took tea with and patted them for their alertness on the borderline, Defence Spokesman Lt Col Manish Mehta said. Sat, 23 May 2015 16:07:43 +0530 Modi Government Neglected Uttar Pradesh: Shivpal Singh Yadav Terming the Modi government as a 'total failure', Shivpal alleged that it has neglected Uttar Pradesh the most despite PM, other ministers being elected to the LS. Sat, 23 May 2015 16:07:13 +0530 Modi, BJP Should Speak Out on Jaya Appeal Issue: Congress Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi is silent on the acquittal of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case. Sat, 23 May 2015 16:03:36 +0530 Heat Wave Leaves 153 Dead in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh As many as 73 persons died in Telangana and 80 deaths were recovered in Andhra Pradesh due to severe heatwave conditions prevailed in the two states, officials said. Sat, 23 May 2015 16:00:03 +0530 Credibility of Prime Minister's Office Restored by BJP: Jaitley BJP said it has restored the credibility, dignity and stature of PMO during its one-year rule and the last word now rests with the Prime Minister. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:57:04 +0530 Congress Asks Pranab Not to Give Nod to Gujarat Anti-terror Law Congress plead President not to give nod to anti-terror law passed by Gujarat Assembly, a measure which has failed to get Presidential assent thrice. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:52:25 +0530 Kejriwal Only Wants Drama, We Believe in Governance: Rijiju Kejriwal has been involved in a bitter fight with LG Najeeb Jung over transfer and postings of bureaucrats in the Delhi government. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:28:37 +0530 Tough Time for Security as Crowds Throng Roads to Look at Jaya Security personnel kept a hawk-eye vigil as Jayalalithaa stepped out from her residence to undertake the journey to Madras University to take oath as chief minister. Sat, 23 May 2015 15:25:36 +0530 Law Commission Favours Joint Custody of Child in Divorce Cases The Law Commission has recommended that any minor involved in a divorce case be placed in joint custody of both parents to remove the anomaly  of superiority of one parent over the other. Sat, 23 May 2015 13:04:37 +0530 NDA Has Erased ‘Marks of Failure’ Left by UPA in Last One Year: Naqvi‘Marks-of-Failure’-Left-by-UPA-in-Last-One-Year-Naqvi/2015/05/23/article2829277.ece Lauding the NDA Government’s achievements in the last year, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has said that the Centre has erased all ‘marks of failure’ left by the UPA in the last ten years. Sat, 23 May 2015 12:57:17 +0530‘Marks-of-Failure’-Left-by-UPA-in-Last-One-Year-Naqvi/2015/05/23/article2829277.ece Rajinikanth Attends Jayalalithaa's Swearing-In Ceremony Superstar Rajinikanth, along with several other Tamil actors, attended the swearing-in ceremony of AIADMK general secretary J. Jayalalithaa for the fifth time as chief minister of Tamil Nadu here on Saturday. Sat, 23 May 2015 12:43:04 +0530 Indian Naval Vessel to Participate in ASEAN Exercise The Indian Navy's indigenous offshore patrol vessel, INS Saryu, will participate in a week-long ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF) Disaster Relief Exercise (DiREx), an offiial statement said on Saturday. Sat, 23 May 2015 12:41:56 +0530 Jayalaithaa's Profile: The Political Phoenix Known for her resilience and determination to fight personal and political adversities, AIADMK chief J Jayaalithaa has fought and won many legal tangles in her chequered political career and returned at the helm again. Sat, 23 May 2015 12:36:23 +0530 Jayalalithaa Sworn in as TN CM for the Fifth Time With 28 Ministers AIADMK supremo J Jayalalithaa on Saturday assumed the office of the Chief Minister for the fifth time. Sat, 23 May 2015 12:20:00 +0530 Chronology of Events That Resulted in Jaya's Return as CM for 5th Time Sat, 23 May 2015 12:16:23 +0530 PM Modi Elated Over Performance of Students in Board Exams in His Adopted Village Jayapur Sat, 23 May 2015 12:11:06 +0530 Panneerselvam Reverts to Second Position Again, Gets Finance Portfolio For the second time in his political career, AIADMK leader O. Panneerselvam was Tamil Nadu's stop gap chief minister till party's general secretary J. Jayalalithaa was acquitted in a corruption case. Sat, 23 May 2015 12:05:57 +0530 Live: Jayalalithaa's Swearing in Ceremony as Tamil Nadu CM in Madras University Jayalalithaa will take over the reins of the State government again on Saturday with a Council of 28 ministers. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:38:22 +0530 F1 Promotes Alcohol 'Every Five Seconds' Sat, 23 May 2015 10:06:00 +0530 Impressed by Modi's Commitment to Clean Energy: Bloomberg Lauding Prime Minister Narendra Modi for proposing new public health standards for emissions from coal-fired power plants, former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has said he is impressed by the Indian leader's commitment to build a clean energy future for India. Sat, 23 May 2015 10:05:50 +0530 Delhi Government Seeks Legal Opinion on MHA Notification The MHA issued the notification yesterday saying the Lieutenant Governor has primacy in postings and transfers of officers belonging to Central services. Sat, 23 May 2015 09:56:22 +0530 Rodgers Insists Job is Not Under Threat As far as Rodgers is concerned the assessment of performance, strategy and policy is a regular occurrence rather than a threat to his position. Sat, 23 May 2015 09:46:24 +0530 Best Stories From Our Print Edition - May 23 Sat, 23 May 2015 08:47:01 +0530 Guwahati-Siphung Express Derails in Assam, Driver Injured The Guwahati Siphung express derailed between Salakati and Basugaon in Assam's Kokrajhar District on Saturday, injuring at least two people. Sat, 23 May 2015 08:35:13 +0530 Jayalalithaa to be Sworn in as Chief Minister Today Jaya to take oath at 11 am along with Council of 28 ministers; Makes first public appearance after 7 months. Sat, 23 May 2015 06:01:32 +0530 Karnataka Government Gives in to Student Demands, CET Results Postponed Till June 1 The announcement of the Common Entrance Test (CET) results, which was scheduled for Tuesday, has been put off by a week. Sat, 23 May 2015 06:01:19 +0530 Didi Flays Media for Airing Footage of TMC Violence West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee on Friday assailed the media for telecasting “file footage” of violence at Sattor village in Birbhum. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:59:28 +0530 Terror Bases Along Eastern Front Spark NSA's Concern National Security Adviser (NSA) Ajit Doval on Friday voiced concern over the emerging dangerous and lethal threats at the country’s Eastern flanks, noting that terror outfits were also getting the support of groups operating within the country. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:59:27 +0530 Appointment Row: Centre Backs Jung, Leaves Kejriwal Fuming Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday dragged the BJP into the ongoing faceoff with Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on Friday and accused it of ‘protecting the corrupt’ through backdoor politics. Sat, 23 May 2015 05:59:27 +0530 Thousands of AIADMK Cadre Flock to Chennai as Stage Set for Jayalalithaa's Swearing In The swearing-in ceremony would be held at 11 a.m. at the Madras University Centenary Building. Sat, 23 May 2015 00:43:04 +0530 Congress Not in Favour of Appealing Against Jayalalithaa Karnataka's ruling Congress on Friday advised its government not to appeal against the state high court verdict, acquitting AIADMK supremo J. Jayalalithaa in a corruption case. Sat, 23 May 2015 00:15:04 +0530 CSK Advance Into IPL Final After Beating RCB in Qualifier-2 CSK defeated RCB by 3 wickets in the second qualifier of IPL8. Fri, 22 May 2015 23:56:44 +0530 Being Maoist Not a Crime, Says Kerala HC In a significant ruling, the Kerala High Court said police cannot detain a person merely because he is a Maoist. Fri, 22 May 2015 22:15:30 +0530 Nehra and Co Restrict RCB to 139 in 2nd Qualifier RCB registered 139 against CSK in the second qualifier of IPL8. Fri, 22 May 2015 21:40:46 +0530 PMO Acts Like Queen of England and Jung the Viceroy: Kejriwal Kejriwal's frontal attack on the Centre came following the gazette notification by the Home Ministry giving absolute powers to the LG in appointment of bureaucrats. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:48:42 +0530 Pakistan Court Dismisses Foreign Assets Case Against Sharif A 24-year-old petition seeking Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's permanent disqualification from holding public office has been dismissed by a court. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:34:21 +0530 Question Mark on Janata Parivar Merger; Nitish Skips Crucial Meet Kumar, who was in Delhi, sent JD(U) president Sharad Yadav  for talks with Lalu and Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, who has been designated as the leader of the proposed entity after a formal merger of six 'Janata Parivar' outfits. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:30:02 +0530 Transparency and Decisiveness in Decision Making Its Hallmark, Says Government Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the enthusiasm has been restored in the country since Narendra Modi-led government took charge over a year ago. Fri, 22 May 2015 20:14:54 +0530 CSK Opt to Field 1st in Second Qualifier Against RCB CSK won the toss and chose to field first against RCB in the second qualifier of IPL8. Fri, 22 May 2015 19:34:57 +0530