Afternoon D & C Dedicated To Mumbai
Home > Nation > News In Brief

News In Brief

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Father Tom rescued: Swaraj
Father Tom Uzhunnalil, a Catholic priest from Kerala who was abducted in war-torn Yemen last year, has been rescued, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said today. "I am happy to inform that Father Tom Uzhunnalil has been rescued," Swaraj tweeted. Father Uzhunnalil was abducted in March by terror group Islamic State from port city of Aden. He was abducted after the terror group attacked a care home run by Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity. At least 15 people at the old-age home were killed in the attack.

Gadkari favours new, comprehensive law on desilting of rivers
Union minister Nitin Gadkari today favoured enacting a new law on desilting of rivers to prevent floods and said such a legislation will be drafted in consultation with states, according to an official statement. The water resources minister also pitched for inter- linking of rivers to stave off floods. Around 100 districts of the country are deluge-prone, he said. "Gadkari has called for a new, comprehensive law on de- silting of rivers ... The minister said the law will be framed in consultation with states," the statement said.

Govt to review security of 'VIPs'
The security cover given to several politicians and other 'VIPs' will come under review of a high-powered committee, which will examine whether they remain vulnerable to attacks by terrorists and organised groups, a home ministry official said. The committee, headed by the Union Home Secretary, will this week examine threadbare the intelligence inputs about the threat perceptions of these VIPs, many of them politicians, and whether they need protection by elite commandos of the National Security Guard and other central security forces like the CRPF and CISF. There is a possibility of pruning the list of 'VIPs', who enjoy security cover under four categories, 'Z-plus', 'Z', 'X' and 'Y', the official said.

Sharad Yadav, Anwar's response sought on plea for scrapping their RS membership
The Rajya Sabha secretariat has asked the JD(U)'s rebel MPs, Sharad Yadav and Ali Anwar, to respond within a week to their party's petition that they be disqualified from the House for their "anti-party" activities. After Yadav turned against party president Nitish Kumar's decision to ally with the BJP and attended an opposition rally in Patna, the JD(U) had urged Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu to disqualify him and Ansari.

COMMENTS
No Comments Posted
POST YOUR COMMENTS
Name:  
 
Email:    
Comments:
 
 
I recently got married. It was an arranged marria
Dr. Rajan B. Bhonsle, M.D. (Bom)
Consulting Sex Therapist & Counsellor
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnu R. Bhonsle, Ph.D.
Consulting Psychotherapist & Counsellor
Astrology
Select Sun sign:
 
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)
Aries (Mar 21 - Apr 20)A new business offer has the potential to yield substantial monetary gains. You should put in all your efforts in concluding this deal at your earliest. The employed will receive a prestigious assignment that will strengthen their position in their organization. At a social get-together underplay your responses if you want to make an impact on someone you are attracted to Soften your stance, be more unassuming and you would have won half the battle.
- Advertising -
Get your beauty fix this season with the latest l
We’re loving the rise of natural and organic beau
Dry shampoos are the rage right now and have tak
Read More