Tuesday , 24 April 2018

National News

Cauvery row: Kannada outfits call for Karnataka bandh on April 12

PTI   BENGALURU Pro-Kannada outfits today called for a bandh in poll-bound Karnataka on April 12 in a counter to the ongoing stir in neighbouring Tamil Nadu for an early setting up of the Centre to form Cauvery Management Board (CMB). The Karnataka bandh call came amid the DMK-led opposition parties observing a state-wide shutdown in Tamil Nadu on Monday, ... Read More »

Amarinder welcomes first civil flight to put Pathankot on Udan map

UNI   PATHANKOT Pathankot on Thursday joined the Udan (Regional Connectivity Scheme) circuit, with Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh receiving the first Alliance Air Delhi-Pathankot-Delhi flight here, giving a boost to the region›s connectivity and tourism potential. The Chief Minister, accompanied by Punjab Congress president and Gurdaspur MP Sunil Jakhar, was at the airport to welcome the passengers on board ... Read More »

Stalemate continues, Rajya Sabha witnesses several adjournments

IANS   NEW DELHI The Rajya Sabha witnessed several adjournments on Wednesday amid ongoing protests by the Telugu Desam Party, AIADMK, Congress and other opposition parties on different issues. Amid vociferous protests by the opposition, the upper house of Parliament was adjourned till 3.15 .m. Earlier, adjournments were ordered till 2 pm, and again till 2.45 p.m. Soon after the ... Read More »

‘Andhra people feel betrayed by BJP’

NEW DELHI Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and TDP chief N. Chandrababu Naidu on Wednesday accused the BJP-led NDA government of betraying the people on the Centre’s promise of giving special status to the bifurcated state. “Five crore people of Andhra Pradesh feel that the BJP government is playing with our emotions,” Naidu told reporters here, days after the TDP pulled ... Read More »

Skymet forecasts normal monsoon in 2018

UNI   NEW DELHI The Southwest monsoon is expected to be normal at 100 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) with an error of plus and minus 5 per cent, private weather forecasting agency Skymet Weather said on Wednesday. The Long Period Average for the June to September rains is around 887 millimeters. And there is nil possibility ... Read More »

NHRC to hold session in Chandigarh on elimination of bonded labour

PTI   NEW DELHI In a bid to identify and rehabilitate bonded labourers, the NHRC will hold a workshop to sensitise senior officials and those working in brick kilns and other related industries about debt bondage. The workshop will be held in Chandigarh tomorrow in collaboration with the government of Punjab , the National Human Rights Commission said in a ... Read More »

Court verdict in blackbuck poaching case against Salman today

JODHPUR Bollywood star Salman Khan and other actors arrived on Wednesday in Jodhpur where a court is scheduled to announce its verdict in a 1998 poaching case in which he is accused of killing two blackbucks. Final arguments of the case were completed in the trial court on March 28, after which Chief Judicial Magistrate Dev Kumar Khatri had reserved ... Read More »

Expect normal monsoon, says Skymet

PTI   NEW DELHI India is likely to witness a “normal” southwest monsoon, private weather forecasting agency Skymet said in its forecast on Wednesday. However, the southern peninsula and major parts of northeast India are likely to witness “below normal” rainfall this season, it said in a statement. East India, especially Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand and West Bengal are likely to ... Read More »

Dalit leaders’ houses torched in Rajasthan

PTI   JAIPUR/BHOPAL Fresh violence broke out in Rajasthan on Tuesday as a 5,000-strong mob set ablaze the houses of a sitting and a former MLA, both Dalits, even as the death toll from Monday’s nationwide stir by Dalit groups rose to 11 with two more persons succumbing to their injuries in Madhya Pradesh. While the Supreme Court on Tuesday ... Read More »

Why PM silent on atrocities on SCs, STs, asks Rahul

PTI   SHIVAMOGGA (KARNATAKA) Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “not uttering a word” on the alleged atrocities on Dalits and tribals and “dilution” of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act. His remarks at a public meeting here on the fifth leg of his tour of the poll-bound Karnataka came against the ... Read More »