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Shah says BJP yet to reach its peak

New Delhi: The BJP may have notched up its best ever tally in the recent Lok Sabha polls but it is yet to reach its peak, its president Amit Shah asserted on Thursday, asking key party leaders to expand the organisation in new regions and bring more people into its fold. Chairing a meeting of the party’s national office bearers …

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Congress to oppose bill on triple talaq

New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday said it will oppose the triple talaq Bill in Parliament, saying a debate was needed on some of its provisions. Congress Rajya Sabha member and spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi said, “On triple talaq, we have raised some fundamental points. The government has agreed on many points. “A lot of time would have been saved …

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Mamata urges senior doctors to take care of patients

Kolkata: Amid the ongoing impasse in the West Bengal hospitals over junior doctors› strike, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday issued a letter to the senior doctors in the state, appealing to them to take care of all patients. She urged them to run the hospitals “smoothly and peacefully”. Earlier in the day, Banerjee went to the state-run …

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Kidney racket: arrested kingpin was held earlier too

New Delhi: The kingpin arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police in connection with an international kidney racket had been nabbed earlier by Delhi Police in 2016 in a similar scandal, according to police officers involved in the investigation. The Kanpur Police’s Crime Branch has so far arrested 12 people, including the CEO of PSRI hospital of Delhi and a transplant …

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Congress workers want Priyanka as UP CM candidate

Rae Bareli: Congress workers from Uttar Pradesh are now demanding that the party should project Priyanka Gandhi Vadra as the partys chief ministerial candidate for the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. While party leaders, who held day-long deliberations with the Congress general secretary in-charge of eastern part of the state, said that the party’s revival was sure if Gandhi was …

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Chandrayaan-2 to be launched on July 15

Bengaluru: India’s second sojourn to the moon, Chandrayaan-2, would be launched on July 15, Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) announced Wednesday, as it is all set for the most complex mission ever undertaken by it. Under the nearly Rs 1,000 crore mission, the landing on the moon near the South Pole would be on September 6 or 7 on an …

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‘Govt to provide 100% funding to develop schools, hospitals’

New Delhi: All waqf properties across India will be geo-tagged and digitised and the government will provide 100 per cent funding to develop educational institutions and hospitals on such properties for the welfare of society, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Wednesday. Naqvi, while chairing the 80th meeting of the Central Waqf Council here, said there are around 5.77 lakh …

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PM to focus on Mission 2022 at meet with Council of Ministers

New Delhi: In his first-ever meeting with the new Council of Ministers on Wednesday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to spell out his priorities for Mission 2022. Besides, he would also outline the road map of his government for the next five years. Sources said that every three months, PM Modi would review the task done by the …

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Shah to meet key state leaders today to discuss organisational polls

New Delhi: The BJP is set to kick in its organisational elections, which may culminate in the election of its president Amit Shah’s successor, in a meeting he will hold with the chiefs and general secretaries of the party’s state units on Thursday. Party sources said the meeting will decide on the schedule for organisational elections in its units, from …

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Anticipatory bail back in UP after 33 years

Lucknow: Anticipatory bail is back in Uttar Pradesh after almost 33 years. The provision of pre-arrest bail was scrapped in 1976 during the Emergency. The accused will now get advance bail in the state in cases of non-bailable offences. The Bill was passed by both houses of the state legislature last year in August. President Ram Nath Kovind has approved …

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