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Meghalaya CM slams RSS chief’s ‘Indians are Hindus’ remark

Shillong, Dec 19, Slamming RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat’s remark that “anybody living in India is a Hindu”, Meghalaya Chief Minister Mukul Sangma on Tuesday said “India is a secular, democratic country and secularism is part of our constitution”. “Their agenda is only to divide the Indian people on lines of religion and create communal tension.

Red Bull chief confident of keeping Ricciardo

Red Bull chief confident of keeping Ricciardo

Red Bull team chief Christian Horner on Saturday made clear that he is determined to retain Australian Daniel Ricciardo alongside Max Verstappen beyond 2018. One day after the team confirmed Verstappen, 20, had signed a new three-year deal to run until 2020, Horner stressed that Red Bull had no intention of giving Ricciardo a supporting

Don’t love your child blindly: Former Raymond Chief Vijaypath Singhania

Former Raymond Chief Vijaypath Singhania advised all parents to love and care for their children but not “blindly”. As of now, he is pitted against his son Gautam Singhania-the chairman of Raymonds over the property dispute. Known for building Raymond brand brick by brick, Singhania handed over shares of Rs 1000 crore to Gautam in

Kulbhushan Jadhav’s clemency appeal rejected:Pakistan Army

Islamabad’s chief of army staff take a decision on the imprisoned Indian naval officer’s appeal, a statement said.Pakistan’s Army on Sunday said its military appellate court rejected imprisoned naval officer Kubhushan Jadhav’s clemency appeal, ANI reported. The appeal is now with Islamabad’s chief of army staff.Kulbhushan, charged by Pakistan’s military court of espionage and subversive

I am an economic nationalist: Trump’s chief strategist

Washington: Steve Bannon, Donald Trump’s selection for White House chief strategist, on Sunday said that he was an “economic nationalist” and he rejects racist and anti-Semitic elements of the nationalist alt-right movement. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Bannon, cast himself as a strident opponent of “globalism” — including free trade deals that

Russian Olympics chief calls for quick nod to banned drugs list

Moscow: Russia Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov urged the government on Thursday to approve the list of doping preparations as soon as possible. The relevant powers have been granted to the government by a law adopted on Thursday on criminal liability for inducing athletes into doping use, reports Tass. “Indeed, the government needs within the

IYC chief lands in controversy for his gesture

Gidderbaha: At a time when Sikhs across the world are observing 32nd anniversary of the anti-Sikh riots which took place in 1984 with strong demand of punishment to the culprits, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) president Amarinder Singh Raja Warring has stirred a hornet’s nest for wearing a t-shirt with slain Prime Minister Indira Gandhi’s photograph

IYC chief lands in controversy for his gesture

Huge boards installed in Gidderbaha showing Warring as traitor of Sikh community for wearing T-shirt carrying Indira Gandhi’s photograph and ‘Maa Tujhe Salam’ slogan on it   Gidderbaha(Muktsar): At a time when Sikhs across the world are observing 32nd anniversary of the anti-Sikh riots took place in 1984 with strong demand of punishment to the culprits,

Gehlot appointed Cong screening panel chief for Punjab polls

New Delhi: Former Rajasthan Chief MinisterAshok Gehlot was today appointed as the head of the Congress screening committee for Punjab Assembly polls. Besides Gehlot, the committee comprises AICC secretary in charge of the state Asha Kumari, Punjab Congress chief Amarinder Singh, CLP leader Charanjit Singh Channi, former Indian Youth Congress chief Rajiv Satav and former


Pak govt to appoint new army chief soon: Minister

Islamabad:  The Pakistan government willappoint a new army chief within a week or 10 days to replace incumbent General Raheel Sharif who is poised to retire by end of November, a senior minister has said. “The government has not yet decided [as to who will be the new army chief] but is likely to announce

From NPAs to revival, J&K Bank new chief has his task cut out

Jammu: Undeterred by the Kashmir turmoil, Rs4,300 crore of NPAs and a big fall in profitability, J&K Bank’s new Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed has set out to clean things up and is hopeful of a turnaround in fortunes soon. “I don’t see any concern. It is a challenge for me. We will manage the

UNGA to appoint Antonio Guterres as new chief

United Nations: The UN General Assembly will appoint Antonio Guterres as next Secretary-General on Thursday to replace the retiring Ban Ki-moon on January 1 next year. According to a letter sent by General Assembly President Peter Thomson on Tuesday, the date for the appointment has been set for October 13 at UN headquarters, Xinhua news

Few people making small issues big, says RSS chief

Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday attacked the opposition parties for making the small incidents into big and urged the people to stay alert from such forces. “Nowadays, small incidents are made big,” Bhagwat said while delivering his annual speech during the 91st foundation day of RSS here. “Kaate ko naasur

Cow protectors work under law: RSS chief

Nagpur: Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat on Tuesday came in for the resuce of cow protectors saying that they operate under law.”There are some people who are dedicated to cow protection, it is part of directive principles of state policy,” Bhagwat said while delivering his annual speech during the 91st foudation day of

Pak’s ISI chief likely to be replaced: report

Islamabad:Chief of Pakistan’s powerful spyagency ISI Lt Gen Rizwan Akhtar is likely to be replaced within the next few weeks, a media report said today. Akhtar was appointed the director general of Inter- Services Intelligence (ISI) in September 2014 and took office in November 2014, when he replaced the retiring Lt Gen Zaheer-ul-Islam. The appointment

Punjab Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar admitted to hospital

Patiala: Punjab Gau Raksha Dal chief Satish Kumar, who was lodged in the Central Jail here, on Wednesday brought to the Government Rajindra Hospital as he complained of uneasiness to the jail staff accompanying him in the court. Earlier, Satish Kumar was brought from the Central Jail here to appear before a court, as he

PDP expels Leh dist chief for demanding UT status for Ladakh

Srinagar: PDP today expelled its districtpresident for Leh Tashi Gyalson from the basic membership of the party for signing a memorandum demanding Union Territory status for Ladakh, saying that under no circumstances will it endorse any move aimed at dividing the state. The head of PDP’s Disciplinary Committee Abdul Rehman Veeri expelled Gyalson for violating the

UN chief lauds India’s decision to ratify Paris agreement

United Nations: UN chief Ban Ki-moon todaylauded India for its “swift action” over the decision to ratify the Paris pact on climate change, saying he is looking forward to receiving New Delhi’s instrument of accession.”The Secretary-General has made clear his hopes for the ratification of the Paris Agreement by a large number of states as

Syria’s Aleppo reels from air strikes, UN chief ‘appalled’

Aleppo (Syria): UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said he was “appalled by the chilling military escalation” in Syria’s battleground city of Aleppo where residents cowered indoors as air strikes toppled buildings and killed at least 45 civilians.The Security Council was set to meet today to discuss the upsurge in violence since the Syrian army announced

Youth Congress chief discusses election strategy with Asha Kumari

Ludhiana: Ludhiana Youth Congress president, Rajiv Raja met State Congress Incharge Asha Kumari and discussed election strategy during the meeting on Thursday. During the meeting, Raja also presented the report card of Ludhiana Youth Congress on which Asha Kumari appreciated the efforts of youth wing of the party. Asha Kumari said that without the efforts of