Aug 31

Govt has brought down price of pulses to Rs 100 from Rs 200′

New Delhi: BJP today said prices of pulses have come down to Rs 100 per kg from earlier about Rs 200 and credited the Modi government’s policies for it. The government has been able to shorten the gap between the demand and supply of pulses and increase the area under their cultivation by incentivising farmers,

Delhi CM Kejriwal sacks Minister Sandeep Kumar over objectionable CD

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday removed Minister of Child Welfare and Social Justice Sandeep Kumar after Kejriwal received an ‘objectionable’ CD against him. In a statement to ANI, Arvind Kejriwal said that Minister of Child Welfare and Social Justice Sandeep Kumar has been removed from the cabinet. Kejriwal took to Twitter to

Kejriwal govt moves Supreme Court against HC judgement on Delhi LG’s powers

Delhi: Weeks after the High Court had held that Delhi LG was the administrative head of the National Capital Territory, the Arvind Kejriwal government on Wednesday moved

When will Rs 15 lakh be in my account? RTI applicant asks PMO

New Delhi: The Prime Minister’s Office has been directed by the CIC to respond to an RTI applicant who sought to know when will Rs 15 lakh, as promised by Narendra Modi during 2014 General Elections, be deposited in his account. The direction came in connection with the plea by one Kanhaiya Lal from Jhalawar

Delhi court asks Kejriwal to appear on December 24

New Delhi:  A court here on Wednesday asked Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to appear before it on December 24 on a complaint filed against him for allegedly giving “misleading information” in his poll affidavit ahead of the 2013 assembly elections. Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria, while allowing Kejriwal’s plea seeking exemption from personal appearance, directed

Court directs Kejriwal to appear before it on Dec 24

New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, accused of giving false information in an affidavit filed in run up to 2013 assembly polls, was today directed to to appear before a city court on December 24 which granted him a day’s exemption from personal appearance. Metropolitan Magistrate Snigdha Sarvaria directed the AAP leader to personally

Dibrugarh tense after assault on university girl

Guwahati: Tension gripped Assam’s Dibrugarh town on Wednesday following an assault and robbery of a girl student of the Dibrugarh University. A large crowd of students from the university and general public took to the streets here protesting the Tuesday incident and demanding exemplary action against the accused. The Assam Police has already arrested two

NGT notice to Centre, Punjab on Ambuja Cement plant expansion

New Delhi: With a plea seeking quashing of Environmental Clearance (EC) for expansion of Ambuja Cements’ unit in Punjab’s Ropar district, the National Green Tribunal today sought the responses from the Centre and the state government. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar issued notices to the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Punjab

Powerful IED planted by Naxals seized in Sukma

Raipur: A powerful IED planted by Naxals was today recovered near an under-construction culvert in Chhattisgarh’s  Sukma district, police said. The Improvised Explosive Device (IED), weighing about 10 kg, was unearthed by a team of CRPF’s 217 battalion under Maraiguda police station limits when they were patrolling to ensure security to the under-construction Maraiguda-Golapalli road, a CRPF

Have tears of joy, now I can die in peace, says Mamata

Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday hailed the Supreme Court’s verdict in the Tata Motors’ Nano project case as a “landmark victory”, adding she had “tears of joy” on learning about the decision and can now “die in peace”. The top court set aside the acquisition of land by the previous Left

Duterte to meet Obama over war on drugs

Manila: US President Barack Obama and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte will meet next week amid international concern over a three-month-old crackdown on drugs that has claimed more than 2,000 lives, officials said on Wednesday. White House Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes said on Monday that during a meeting on September 6 Obama was expected

Comedian Jason Byrne to enthral Indian audiences

New Delhi: British comedian Jason Byrne will on Friday take to the stage in Bengaluru for his India debut here, and subsequently perform in Mumbai and Delhi. Byrne will perform at the MLR Whitefield, courtesy AGP World, producers of theatrical plays like “History Of India”, “Blame It On Yashraj”, “Bottoms Up”, “Two To Tango, Three

Minimum wage: CITU accuses Centre of ‘misleading’ workers

New Delhi: Accusing the government of”misleading” workers, unions today said the central advisory board did not discuss any proposal of hiking minimum wage to Rs 350 per day as announced by the government yesterday and the meeting on Monday was inconclusive. “There was no proposal to hike minimum wage to Rs 350 per day. The

Kolkata Shame: 12-Year-Old Allegedly Raped By 2 Cab Drivers, Body Thrown Off Bridge

KOLKATA: A 12-year-old girl in Kolkata was kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered, allegedly by two cab drivers who have been arrested. The girl, who lived on the pavement with her family, was allegedly picked up from the streets in central Kolkata around 5 am on Wednesday. Her mother said she raised an alarm immediately. The police

Seven killed in rain-related incidents in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: At least seven persons including four children were killed today in two separate rain-related incidents following heavy downpour in the city since morning which has caused water-logging in many areas and brought traffic to a standstill in most parts of the city. Four members of a family including two kids and their parents died

Pak has to do more to clear terror sanctuaries: Kerry

New Delhi:  The United States today said that it is clear that Pakistan has to do more work towards clearing the terror sanctuaries and push harder against “indigenous groups” operating from its soil that are affecting ties with India and Afghanistan’s peace and stability. US Secretary of State John Kerry, who is on a three-day

Jayalalithaa completes 100 days in office

Chennai: People in Tamil Nadu woke up to full-page advertisements in newspapers about the achievements of Chief Minister J.Jayalalithaa-led AIADMK government during its first 100 days of rule. Writing off the outstanding crop loans given by cooperative banks to over 16.94 lakh farmers; free power to households (first 100 units), to handloom weavers (200 units),

Terror groups like Daesh, Al Qaeda, LeT, JeM can’t be fought by a single nation alone: John Kerry

New Delhi: “Terror groups like Daesh, Al Qaeda, LeT, JeM can’t be fought by a single nation alone” said  John Kerry. Adding on , he also siad that – We have to respect rights of all our citizens irrespective of creed and allow them to protest in peace without fear that they will be jailed

RSS removes Goa chief

Panaji: The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on Wednesday removed its Goa chief, Subhash Welingkar, for working against the Bharatiya Janata Party state government. “Subhash Welingkar has been removed from his post with immediate effect for faulting a political outfit and working against Goa government,” RSS publicity head Manmohan Vaidya told IANS.

LG forms panel to examine around 400 files of AAP govt

New Delhi: A three-member panel was today setup by Lt Governor Najeeb Jung to fix responsibilities, including criminal liability, in “omissions and commissions” while clearing 400 files relating to a large number of decisions without his approval. The appointment of the panel, comprising former CAG V K Shunglu, former Chief Election Commissioner N Gopalaswami and