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UPA didn’t let me rebuild Kedarnath: PM

UPA didn’t let me rebuild Kedarnath: PM

Breaking news, India, Latest headlines October 21, 2017 at 2:39 am 0 comments

Kedarnath (U’khand), Prime Minister Narendra Modi today laid the foundation stones of five reconstruction projects here and hit out at the Congress, saying he was not allowed to carry out redevelopment work after the 2013 deluge when he was Gujarat Chief Minister.Offering prayers at the Kedarnath shrine, a day beforeRead More

Cracks in ban, but not total mess

Cracks in ban, but not total mess

Breaking news, India October 21, 2017 at 2:38 am 0 comments

New Delhi, October 21 Delhi, that saw relentless bursting of crackers till late in the night despite the ban imposed by the Supreme Court, woke up to a blanket of smog today. Online indicators of pollution-monitoring stations in the capital glowed red, indicating a ‘very poor’ air quality as theRead More

Iconic Marxist Achuthanandan going strong at 94

Iconic Marxist Achuthanandan going strong at 94

India October 21, 2017 at 2:38 am 0 comments

Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala’s iconic Marxist and former Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan turned 94 today. He is currently one of the country’s oldest and active politicians, and except for a slight slowing of his movements, he continues to remain sharp. He also loses no opportunity to take on his critics and on issuesRead More

All inter-religious marriages not ‘love jihad’: Kerala HC

India October 21, 2017 at 2:36 am 0 comments

Kochi, The Kerala High Court has held that all inter-religious weddings cannot be viewed as ‘love jihad’ as it upheld a marriage between a Hindu woman and a Muslim man. A Division Bench comprising Justices V Chitambaresh and Sathish Ninan made the observations on a habeas corpus petition filed by theRead More

Stand up, show respect to MPs, MLAs, UP tells officials

India October 21, 2017 at 2:36 am 0 comments

Lucknow, The Uttar Pradesh Government has issued a directive asking all officials to show respect to MPs and MLAs by standing up and welcoming them whenever they visit their office and the gesture has to be repeated when they leave. Failing to do so will invite disciplinary action. UP Chief SecretaryRead More

Ranjit Kumar quits post of Solicitor Gen

India October 21, 2017 at 2:35 am 0 comments

New Delhi, Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar resigned on Friday, citing personal reasons. Kumar is the second senior law officer to have resigned after Mukul Rohatgi, who quit as Attorney General in June. He sent his resignation to Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Friday. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta was likelyRead More

R’sthan public servants get 180-day probe shield

Breaking news, India, Latest headlines October 21, 2017 at 2:35 am 0 comments

Jaipur, In Rajasthan, a judge, magistrate or public servant cannot be probed for on-duty actions without the government’s prior sanction. The ordinance promulgated also provides for 180-day immunity. Besides, the media cannot print or publicise in any manner the name, address, photo, family details or any other particulars which may leadRead More

PM celebrates Diwali with jawans

PM celebrates Diwali with jawans

Breaking news, India, Latest headlines October 21, 2017 at 2:34 am 0 comments

Srinagar, For the fourth consecutive year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi celebrated Diwali with soldiers, this time near the Line of Control (LoC) in the landlocked Gurez area of Bandipore district in north Kashmir on Thursday. The Prime Minister, accompanied by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat and Northern Army Commander Lt GenRead More

Maha farmers resume protests

India October 21, 2017 at 2:34 am 0 comments

Mumbai, Maharashtra farmers today resumed protests for a total waiver of all farm loans in the state, just days after the state government began disbursing the first tranche of Rs 4,000 crore under the farm loan waiver scheme. “Not all farmers are able to avail of the waiver because ofRead More

Ex-CEC: No need to delink HP, Guj polls

Ex-CEC: No need to delink HP, Guj polls

India, Latest headlines October 18, 2017 at 2:31 am 0 comments

Hyderabad, Former Chief Election Commissioner TS Krishnamurthy today said there was no need for the Election Commission to “delink” the Himachal Pradesh and Gujarat Assembly polls, and termed it an “avoidable controversy”. Krishnamurthy argued that the HP poll could have been postponed by a few days to club it with thatRead More