Prime Suspect In Bulandshahr Case Triggered By Alleged Cow Slaughter Yogesh Raj Still At Large

New Delhi: Police arrested four men and booked 28 people for murder and rioting in connection with the violence that roiled Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr a day before and left a police inspector and a local resident dead.

Additional director general of police (law and order) Anand Kumar identified those arrested as Chaman, Ram, Satish (only first names were given) and Ashish Chauhan, and said the prime suspect in the Monday morning’s violence, triggered by allegations of cow slaughter, is a man named Yogesh Raj.

The ADG said three others were taken into custody for interrogation and that raids were underway across the state to arrest Raj and others involved in the violence.


Kerala Seeks Transfer Of Petitions Pertaining To Sabarimala Pending Before High Court To SC

New Delhi: The CPM-led Left Democratic Front Kerala government moved the Supreme Court seeking the transfer of a clutch of petitions pending before the state high court pertaining to the Sabarimala issue to the top court. The move by the state government comes in the wake of flak it faced from the high court over the security restrictions imposed by it at the temple.

The state had put in place the curbs, including prohibitory orders in the shrine and its immediate vicinity. This was challenged before the Kerala high court. The court on November 27 set up a three-member body comprising two of its former judges and a sitting DGP-rank officer for “overall supervision” in Sabarimala.


Indian Air Force Opposed To Creation Of Theatre Commands, Says Admiral Sunil Lanba

New Delhi: India’s senior-most military commander said that the armed forces have made progress in enhancing jointmanship but the Indian Air Force (IAF) is opposed to the creation of theatre commands.

Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba, who is also the chairman of the chiefs of staff committee (COSC), said: “The three services are not in agreement on theatre commands. The IAF is not in agreement.”

IAF’s resistance to the idea is well known but an explicit acknowledgment of that opposition by a service chief is rare.


Rahul Gandhi Asks Voters To Expose TRS’s ‘Secret Partnership’ With Bharatiya Janata Party

New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged Prime Minister Narendra Modi remote-controlled Telangana chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao (KCR) while calling the TRS the BJP’s B team and its ally, the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM), its C team. Congress president asked voters “to expose” the ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS)’s “secret partnership” with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and vote them out in the December 7 Telangana assembly elections.

Gandhi said there were only two – pro and anti-BJP — fronts in the country. He added the anti-BJP group comprised the Congress and other like-minded parties. “In Telangana, too, there are only two groups – the TRS and [the Congress-led] People’s Front. And the TRS has a secret understanding with the BJP and both of them are working together,” Gandhi said at an election rally at Gadwal, 188 km from Hyderabad.


Amrinder Like Father To Sidhu, Says Latter's Wife Navjot Kaur

New Delhi: Former cricketer and Punjab minister Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur Sidhu sought to clear the air on his remarks about chief minister Amarinder Singh not being his captain. The comment, Navjot Kaur Sidhu said, was being misreported as it was seen in “incomplete bits”.

Sidhu had came under fire from four cabinet colleagues over his statement that Congress president Rahul Gandhi was his captain and that Amarinder Singh was “an army captain” on a question about his visit to Pakistan for the Kartarpur Corridor ceremony. They demanded he quit his post if he did not consider Amarinder Singh his leader.

“Navjot ji has repeatedly said that Captain Sahab is like his father. We have always made it clear that Captain Sahab’s respect and honour is above everything. Sidhu’s statements should be read as a whole and not in incomplete bits,” Navjot Kaur said.