Tuesday , 21 May 2019

National News

Russia confers Modi with state decoration

PTI New Delhi Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been honoured with Russia’s highest state decoration, the Order of St Andrew the Apostle, for his role in promoting close ties between the two countries.  The award comes days after the United Arab Emirates announced conferring Modi with ‘The Order of Zayed’. The Russian government said Modi is given the highest state ... Read More »

9 crore voters exercise their franchise to elect 91 MPs

PTI New Delhi The world’s largest polling exercise began on Thursday with an estimated 9 crore Indians coming out to vote for electing 91 parliamentarians in the first phase of over-a-month-long Lok Sabha elections for which the Modi government has made nationalism its core pitch against a fragmented Opposition, even as poll-related violence saw at least two deaths. Complaints poured ... Read More »

Modi is not invincible: Sonia

UNI Rae Bareli Exuding confidence of the Congress defeating the Narendra Modi led BJP in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said Modi was not invincible. Speaking to reporters after filing her nomination from the Rae Bareli Lok Sabha seat, Gandhi, when asked if Modi was invincible, said,” Not at all… Don’t forget 2004, Vajpayee ... Read More »

Smriti Irani files her nomination from Amethi

IANS Amethi Union Minister and BJP leader Smriti Irani, who is contesting against Congress president Rahul Gandhi, on Thursday filed her nomination papers for the Lok Sabha elections. Irani filed the nomination at the District Magistrate’s office in Gauriganj. She was accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Earlier, she held a four-kilometre roadshow, cheered by supporters. Irani earlier ... Read More »

Naidu demands repoll in 150 booths

IANS Amaravati Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president N Chandrababu Naidu on Thursday demanded repoll in around 150 polling stations due to the non-functioning of Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs). In a letter to the Chief Election Commissioner (CEC), Naidu identified more than 150 polling booths in Andhra Pradesh and said, “I demand conduct of repoll in ... Read More »

HC seeks Haryana, UPSC replies on DGP’s appointment

IANS   New Delhi The Delhi High Court on Thursday asked the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Haryana government to file their replies on a plea challenging the appointment of Manoj Kumar Yadava as the state’s Director General of Police (DGP). Justice Suresh Kait also asked Yadava to file his reply on the plea and posted the next hearing ... Read More »


PTI New Delhi Ninety-one Lok Sabha constituencies spread across 18 states and two UTs, including all in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, will go to polls on Thursday in the first-phase, with Nitin Gadkari, Kiren Rijiju and V K Singh among several Union ministers in the fray. In Andhra Pradesh, Sikkim and Odisha, assembly polls to 175, 32 and 28 seats, ... Read More »

SC agrees to hear review petitions on Rafale verdict

PTI New Delhi In a jolt to the Centre, the Supreme Court on Wednesday agreed to hear petitions for a review of its verdict in the Rafale jet deal on the basis of ‘leaked’ secret documents by dismissing its preliminary objections. The apex court in its verdict on December 14 rejected demands for a court-monitored probe into the Rafale deal ... Read More »

India-Pak: China played constructive role in easing tension

PTI New Delhi China played a constructive role in easing tension between India and Pakistan, Chinese Ambassador Luo Zhaohui has said, in a reference to heightened hostilities between the two countries following the Pulwama attack. On India’s push to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, the envoy said China attaches importance to it and is willing to ... Read More »

Give me 5 more years to put Congress netas in jail: Modi

IANS Gandhinagar Launching a blistering attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday charged it with looting the country, saying in five years of his government, he has brought the Congress to the doorstep of jail. “Give me another five years, and I will ensure they (Congress leaders) are in jail,” Modi said while addressing a rally in ... Read More »