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Goa govt formation tussle: Supreme Court orders floor test in Goa

New Delhi: Supreme Court orders floor test in Goa after the hearing of plea among Goa govt formation tussle here on Tuesday. During hearing of Congress’ petition in SC, they are alleging that BJP is involved in horse trading. During hearing of Cong petition in SC,petitioner alleged that established constitutional practices being violated by BJP.


Arun Jaitley takes charge as defence minister

New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley here on Tuesday takes charge as defense minister after the resignation of Manohar

17 trapped miners found dead in China

Beijing: 17 workers, trapped in a coal mine in northeast China since last week, have been found dead by rescuers, authorities said. Rescuers found bodies of 17 miners who had been trapped underground after the mine accident in Heilongjiang Province on March 9, state-run Xinhua news agency quoted local officials as saying. The workers were

BJP councillor hacked to death near Bengaluru

Bengaluru: A BJP councillor was today hacked to death by unidentified assailants at Anekal in Bengaluru rural district, police said. “BJP councillor and Dalit leader Srinivas Prasad, popularly known as Kithaganahalli Vasu, was stabbed with sharp weapons around 5 AM,” Bengaluru Rural Superintendent of Police Vinit Singh told PTI over telephone. On the motive behind

Taxes under GST ‘to increase a bit’, says CBEC Chairman

New Delhi: While the effective rate of indirect taxes under the new Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime still remains unclear, as fitment in tax slabs is under way, the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has said that taxes were likely to “increase a bit” from the current level. “That is our belief

Hearing on Congress’ petition begins in SC

New Delhi: Hearing on Congress’ petition challenging appointment of Manohar Parrikar as Goa CM begins in Supreme Court (SC) here on

Chappell asks officials to take steps to stop on-field chatter

Melbourne: The legendary Ian Chappell feels Australia is in “no position to throw stones” at India as far as sledging is concerned but administrators should step in to curb on-field aggression before it escalates beyond control. “The officials need to take a harder stance against on-field chatter. I also don’t think the Australians are in

White House confirms Trump-Xi meeting on the cards

Washington: A meeting between US President Donald Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping was being planned, the White House has said, while emphasising that its purpose would be to defuse tensions over the Korean Peninsula. “Planning is ongoing for a visit between President Trump and President Xi at a date to be determined. We’re

Cong to move adjournement motion in LS over govt formation

New Delhi: The issue of government formation in Goa and Manipur is set to rock the Lok Sabha with the Congress deciding to move an adjournement motion today. Sources said that the leader of Congress in the lower house, Mallikarjun Kharge, along with some other party MPs, will move the motion while seeking to raise

Earthquake rocks Andaman and Nicobar Islands

New Delhi: An earthquake measuring 5.9 in the richter scale rocked the Andaman and Nicobar Islands on Tuesday morning, said an official. “The earthquake was experienced at 8.21 a.m,” said the India Meteorological Department (IMD) official. According to the IMD, the earthquake, termed moderate, occurred at a point 6.4 degrees north latitude and 92.2 degrees

Election results lift equity markets

Mumbai: Crucial state election results lifted the domestic equity indices during the early morning trade session on Tuesday. The outcome of elections to five state assemblies were declared on March 11. However the impact of results were only witnessed on Tuesday, as the Indian equity markets were closed on account of Holi on Monday. Both

Nepal PM to visit China

Kathmandu: Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal is scheduled to visit China next week to participate in the annual Boao Forum for Asia conference, a media report said on Tuesday. According to his personal aides, Prime Minister Dahal has started internal preparations to fly to China on March 24, My Republica daily said in the

Jammu-Srinagar highway closed

Jammu: The strategic Jammu-Srinagar highway remained closed on Tuesday prompting authorities to make arrangements to airlift stranded passengers, officials said. The highway was closed after a portion of the road on the Panthal section was washed away due to heavy landslides. On Monday, stranded passengers abandoned their vehicles near the landslide area and walked over

Trump will donate his salary ‘by year’s end’

Washington: Donald Trump will donate his annual presidential salary of USD 400,000 to charity by year’s end, spokesman Sean Spicer said –and he even wants the media he often criticizes to help him choose a worthwhile cause. “The president’s intention is to donate his salary at the end of the year,” Spicer told reporters yesterday

Turkey declares political sanctions against Netherlands

Ankara: Turkey will impose political sanctions against Netherlands for the moment, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said after the Dutch authorities barred Turkish politicians from holding rallies in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The sanctions would be under the political framework at the moment, Kurtulmus told reporters late Monday after a cabinet meeting which measures

Trump says new healthcare plan will drive insurance costs down

Washington: President Donald Trump said that the new healthcare plan proposed by Republican lawmakers will ensure that medical insurance costs begin to come down in “a little while”. Trump said that the GOP proposal will push health insurance costs “down, down, down,” adding that “more competition and less regulation will finally bring down the cost

Negasonic is ‘cooler’ in ‘Deadpool 2’: Brianna Hildebrand

Los Angeles: Actress Brianna Hildebrand thinks her “Deadpool” character Negasonic Teenage Warhead will be “cooler” in the movie’s 2018 sequel. Hildebrand said: “I’ve not yet actually read the script, but I do think she (the character) will be a lot cooler, based on the wardrobe ideas and stuff. I’m very excited. (I’ve) just (seen) some

US stocks mixed amid rate hike concern

New York, March 14 (IANS) US stocks wavered and ended mixed, as Wall Street mainly awaited a possible interest rate hike from the US Federal Reserve on Wednesday. On Monday, The Dow Jones Industrial Average was down 21.50 points, or 0.10 per cent, to 20,881.48. The S&P 500 rose 0.87 points, or 0.04 per cent,

Merkel’s Washington visit postponed due to snowstorm

Berlin: The meeting between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and US President Donald Trump in Washington was postponed due to a coming snowstorm, media reports said. According to German local media channel N-TV on Monday, White House also confirmed the delay, saying the scheduled Tuesday meeting will be on March 17 instead. Topics on migrant crisis,

‘New India’ is emerging, says PM

New Delhi: A day after the BJP’s resounding poll victory in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said a “new India” is emerging and it stands for development. He also asked the people to take a pledge and express their commitment on his Narendra Modi Mobile App towards building a new India. “A new


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