Saturday , 21 January 2017

National News

Central govt clears Jallikattu ordinance

PTI CHENNAI/NEW DELHI Moving swiftly, the Centre Friday night cleared an ordinance on Jallikattu, paving the way for Tamil Nadu government to promulgate it in an effort to end the protests that have paralysed the state for the last four days. Following up on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s assurance to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister O Panneerselvam, the Ministries of ... Read More »

Uncertainty clouds SP-Cong alliance in UP

PTI LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI Uncertainty clouded the prospect of an alliance between the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress in Uttar Pradesh after the state’s ruling party Friday announced a list of candidates for 210 seats, including nine currently held by Congress, which called the action “unfortunate.” The announcement of the list of SP nominees followed Tuesday’s statements by UP Chief Minister ... Read More »

PM laments depts working in silos, settling disputes in courts

PTI NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday asked various arms of the government to function in cohesion under a broad vision and lamented that its departments preferred to settle disputes in courts and worked in silos. “Unfortunately, government departments have a nature of working in silos. Sometimes there are so many silos within the department. There is no ... Read More »

‘Assam Governor turning Raj Bhavan into RSS office’

IANS GUWAHATI Accusing Assam government Banwarilal Purohit of acting on behalf of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), former Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday said the Raj Bhavan here is gradually turning into an RSS office. Addressing a press conference here, Gogoi said the Governor and the RSS have been hatching a conspiracy to divide the greater Assamese society ... Read More »

AAP accuses Akalis of recruiting criminals

IANS CHANDIGARH The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has accused Punjab’s ruling Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) of recruiting criminals in the ranks of the party’s youth and students’ wings ahead of the February 4 state assembly elections. Sangrur MP and AAP campaign committee chairman Bhagwant Mann, in a statement here on Friday, said that Akali leaders have taken the law into ... Read More »

Free expression in varsities under threat: Manmohan

IANS KOLKATA Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said independent thinking and free expression at Indian varsities were under “threat” in the wake of unrest at the University of Hyderabad (HCU) and Delhi’s Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). He stressed that attempts to suppress peaceful dissent were undemocratic. “I believe every university must give the freedom to pursue knowledge even ... Read More »

SP, Cong differ over RLD’s inclusion for grand alliance

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI: Formation of a ‘grand alliance’ in Uttar Pradesh was a matter of dispute on Thursday between prospective allies Samajwadi Party (SP) and Congress, with the two airing divergent views on inclusion of Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD). Please like & share: Read More »

Divorce granted by Church court can’t override law: SC

NEW DELHI: Divorces granted by ecclesiastical tribunal under Christian personal law are not valid as it cannot override the law, the Supreme Court said on Thursday as it rejected public interest litigation (PIL) that sought according legal sanction to such separations granted by the Church court. Please like & share: Read More »

Pakistan’s latest response on Chavan’s release quite good: Bhamre

NEW DELHI: India is expecting safe return of soldier Chandu Chavan, who had inadvertently strayed across the border last year as Pakistan’s latest response on his release has been “quite good”, Minister of State for Defence Subhash Bhamre on Thursday said. Please like & share: Read More »

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