Owner Recounts Vajpayee's Love For Kanpur's “Thaggu Ke Laddoo”

August 17, 2018

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, a foodie, had a weakness for laddoos. No one knows it better than the owner of a sweet shop in Kanpur with an unusual name. Vajpayee was a frequent visitor to “Thaggu Ke Laddoo”. The shop owner shared that BJP leaders who knew about the former prime minister’s sweet tooth frequently took laddoos from his shop for him. “Whenever BJP leaders in…

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Fake Call Centre Duping US Citizens Busted In Indore, 22 Arrested

August 17, 2018

Indore: A fake call centre was busted in Indore yesterday and 22 people were arrested for allegedly duping American citizens by posing as officials of the US Social Security department and threatening to block their security number (SSN) cards, the police said. The “fees” collected by the callers from the gullible US citizens, mostly elderly people, were converted into Bitcoins, a virtual currency, they said. The police suspect the fraudsters…

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Hackers Put Viagra Reference Into Goa Children's Organisation Website

August 16, 2018

Panaji: Authorities at the Panaji-based Bal Bhavan, a government-funded centre for child development, has filed a complaint with the Cyber Cell of the Goa Police, after a post on its official website, about an inter-state cultural programme, contained references to Viagra, a well-known potency drug. Speaking to reporters programme officer of Bal Bhavan Shashikant Panaji on Thursday said that unknown persons had hacked into the autonomous body’s website and inserted…

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For Atal Bihari Vajpayee's Funeral, Traffic Not Allowed On These Roads

August 16, 2018

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who breathed his last this evening, will be cremated on Friday with full state honour. His body, which is resting at his Krishna Menon Marg home, will be taken to the BJP headquarters around 9 am. His last journey will begin from there at 1 pm. The procession will pass through Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Delhi Gate,…

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Man Stabs Sister-In-Law, Her Nephew With Shovel, Kills Them

August 16, 2018

New Delhi: A 55-year-old woman and her nephew were stabbed multiple times with a shovel allegedly by her brother-in-law at their residence in central Delhi’s Paharganj area, police said today. The police were informed yesterday about the incident. The deceased were identified as Kaushalya and her 30-year-old nephew Purushottam. Kaushalya’s 25-year-old son Rohit, was also injured in the attack. The accused Rajkumar alias Raju attacked the trio with a shovel…

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Light To Moderate Rain In Parts Of Delhi

August 16, 2018

New Delhi: Rains lashed parts of the national capital this afternoon following a hot and humid morning. Humidity at 8.30 am was 88 per cent, the Met Department said. The minimum temperature settled at 27.6 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average. Advertisement Rains occurred in parts of Lutyens’ and south Delhi, it said. The department has forecast generally cloudy skies for the day with possibility of light to…

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60 Minutes Is All Noida Police Takes To Arrest Bike Robber After Theft

August 16, 2018

Noida: Sixty minutes is all it took the Gautam Buddh Nagar Police to arrest a man and impound the motorcycle he robbed on a highway near the Air Force camp in Badalpur in Noida today. At 12.01 pm, officials at the Badalpur Police Station got a call from UP 100 service, alerting them about the robbery on the GT Road, the police said. “We were informed a man has been…

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16 Students Fall Sick After Eating Food At Private School In Mumbai

August 16, 2018

Mumbai: At least 16 students and a staff member of a private school in Mumbai were hospitalised today due to suspected food poisoning, a civic official said. The Class 7 students and the staff member ate food (dal khichdi) served to them at the Sahyadri Vidya Mandir in suburban Bhandup following which they complained of stomachache. They were admitted to a hospital in Mulund, the official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal…

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“Freedom Baby”: India's First Penguin Born In Mumbai Zoo

August 16, 2018

Mumbai: For now, it is known as the “Freedom Baby”. Mumbai’s Byculla zoo welcomed the first penguin to be born in India on Independence Day at 8 pm. “Flipper”, one of the eight Humbolt penguins brought to Byculla zoo, had laid an egg on July 5 after mating with “Molt”, another of the penguins. Over the last few days, Flipper went without food to sit on her egg and took…

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“May He Lead A Long Life”: PM Modi's Birthday Wish For Arvind Kejriwal

August 16, 2018

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday wished Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on his birthday. “Birthday greetings to Delhi CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal Ji. May he lead a long and healthy life,” PM Modi tweeted. Mr Kejriwal thanked the prime minister for the wishes. “Thank you so much sir,” he tweeted. Thank you so much sir. https://t.co/jCYwryIFkR – Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August…

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