Saturday , 15 December 2018

National News

HC orders status quo on Herald House

IANS   NEW DELHI In a relief to the Associated Journals Ltd (AJL), the Delhi High Court in an interim direction on Thursday ordered that status quo should be maintained until November 22 at the Herald House here from where the National Herald is published. Justice Sunil Gaur’s order came on a plea filed by AJL challenging the Centre’s October ... Read More »

Modi sabotaging nation’s interest to favour crony capitalist friends: Congress

NEW DELHI The Congress on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of sabotaging country’s interest to favour his “crony capitalist friends” and claimed the agreement to purchase the 36 French Rafale jets from France was in violation of Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP). Reiterating its demand for a JPC probe into the controversial deal, the opposition party also sought to know ... Read More »

Opposed to formation of any military alliance in Indo-Pacific: Vietnam

PTI NEW DELHI Vietnam Thursday was non-committal in backing the “Quad” or quadrilateral coalition among India, the US, Japan and Australia, saying it welcomes any initiative to bring peace and stability in the Indo-Pacific region but is opposed to the formation of any military alliance. Vietnam’s newly-appointed envoy Pham Sanh Chau also emphasised on the need to maintain peace, security, ... Read More »

Rafale is not govt-to-govt deal, says Kapil Sibal

IANS   NEW DELHI The Congress on Wednesday claimed the agreement to purchase the 36 French Rafale jets was not a government-to-government deal. Keeping up the attack over the Rafale “scam”, Congress also said the French defence major was a “non-compliant” company and the Modi government should not have entered into a deal with it. “This is not a government-to-government ... Read More »

SC declines to stay its verdict allowing women of all ages into Sabarimala temple

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court Wednesday once again refused to stay its verdict which allowed entry of women of all age groups into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple. The apex court had on Tuesday declined a similar plea while agreeing to hear in open court a batch of petitions seeking review of its September 28 verdict by which it had ... Read More »

‘Japan serious about boosting connectivity in north-east’

IANS   SHILLONG Japanese Ambassador to India Kenji Hiramatsu on Wednesday said that Japan is serious about boosting connectivity in India’s north-eastern states by building roads and bridges. “We aim to support the development of this region by connecting not only the intra-regional links within the north-east, but also the links between the north-east and neighbouring countries such as Bangladesh ... Read More »

Cache of explosives seized at Akhnoor border

NEW DELHI In a strike against terrorism and organised smuggling, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) seized a cache of arms and explosives being smuggled from Pakistan across the Akhnoor border. The cache included 12 improvised explosive device (IED) detonators, 15 hand-grenades and an AK-56 rifle with 234 rounds of ammunition. In a joint operation with the Indian Army conducted ... Read More »

Congress cannot look beyond one family: BJP

PTI NEW DELHI The BJP Wednesday said the Congress could not look beyond one family or recall the contribution of others to the country, hitting back at the opposition party after Shashi Tharoor credited institutional structures created by Jawaharlal Nehru for a “chaiwala” like Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister. “If democracy is thriving in India, it is because of ... Read More »

Cong dismisses Dassault CEO’s claims on Rafale deal as ‘manufactured lies’

PTI   NEW DELHI The political row over the Rafale jet deal escalated on Tuesday with the Congress dismissing as “manufactured lies” claims by the Dassault CEO that there was no wrong-doing and party chief Rahul Gandhi firing a fresh salvo at Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Party leaders Randeep Surjewala and Anand Sharma joined Gandhi in accusing the government of ... Read More »

Dudhwa Tiger Reserve opens tomorrow

PTI   LAKHIMPUR KHERI (UP) With all glorious aspects of wildlife in their natural sheen, the world-famous Dudhwa Tiger Reserve (DTR) would open for tourists Thursday, complete with a new “welcome gate” at its base camp and an opportunity of lunch with jungle natives Tharus. Dudhwa Tiger Reserve comprising Dudhwa National Park and Kishanpur and Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuaries starts its ... Read More »