Saturday , 17 November 2018

National News

PM Modi one of my most dependable friends: Abe

NEW DELHI: Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe Sunday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was one of his most “dependable” friends and together with the Indian leader, he would like to strengthen bilateral cooperation to realise a free and open Indo-Pacific. Please like & share: Read More »

Petrol, diesel price cut for 11th time

NEW DELHI: Petrol price was cut by 40 paise a litre and diesel by 33 paise a litre on Sunday, the 11th straight reduction in rates on softening international oil prices. Please like & share: Read More »

‘India helped in restoration of democracy in Maldives’

NEW DELHI: India played a “positive” role in restoration of democracy in Maldives by “exerting pressure” on the ruling regime, and the new government in the island nation would be “sensitive” towards New Delhi’s “concerns”, former Maldivian President Maumoon Abdul Gayoom said Sunday. Please like & share: Read More »

Over 3,345 Sabarimala protesters arrested

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Over 3,345 protesters who prevented women from entering the Sabarimala temple, have been arrested since since October 26 while 517 cases have been registered at various police stations across Kerala, authorities said on Sunday. Please like & share: Read More »

Modi is favourite PM candidate of Muslims for 2019: Shahnawaz

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modi is the “favourite” prime ministerial candidate of Muslims for next year’s Lok Sabha polls as he has dispelled the “fear” that several parties instilled in the community using his name, senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain said Sunday. Please like & share: Read More »

SC rejects Romila Thapar’s plea on five rights activists

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court has dismissed a plea by historian Romila Thapar seeking recall of its judgment by which it had refused to interfere in the arrest of five rights activists accused of having links with outlawed CPI (Maoists). The top court had also declined to set up an SIT, allowing the Pune police to go ahead ... Read More »

Congress playing with national security with Rafale charges: Rajnath

IANS   HYDERABAD Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Saturday slammed the Congress, saying that the party was playing with national security by levelling false allegations about the Rafale deal. Defending the deal, Singh said that the agreement with the French defence manufacturer Dassault would give India battle-ready fighter planes. He was addressing the national convention of Bharatiya Janata Yuva ... Read More »

Stern action should be taken against stone throwers: Gen Rawat

IANS   NEW DELHI A day after a soldier was killed in stone-pelting in Kashmir, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat said that stone-throwers are overground workers of militants and strict action should be taken against them. In a scathing attack on Pakistan, Rawat said the neighbouring country is trying to create disturbance and stall development in Kashmir, but India is ... Read More »

Easier for societies to reform themselves: Jaitley

PTI NEW DELHI It is easier for societies to reform through their own processes rather than by mandates of governments or others, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Saturday amid the ongoing controversy over entry of women in the Sabarimala temple. One fundamental right cannot subsume the other. When it comes to religious rituals and the management of religion, unless a ... Read More »

SC sets 2-week deadline for probe into CBI chief

PTI   NEW DELHI Observing that the crisis in the CBI sparked by the internal feud should not linger on in national interest, the Supreme Court on Friday set a two-week deadline for the CVC to complete its ongoing inquiry against CBI chief Alok Verma and said a retired apex court judge will monitor the probe. Both Verma and the ... Read More »