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62 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

PTI   RAIPUR/NEW DELHI Sixty-two “hardcore Naxals” surrendered before security forces in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday, police in the poll-bound state said, a development Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh described as a “huge achievement”. Of the 62 Naxals, 55 surrendered with their arms and ammunition in Narayanpur district, Inspector General of Police (Bastar) Vivekanand Sinha said. The “hardcore Naxals” were working ... Read More »

High drama at Sabarimala temple complex

PTI   SABARIMALA In a tense showdown at Sabarimala in Kerala, about 200 frenzied devotees Tuesday tried to prevent a woman pilgrim from entering the hilltop shrine suspecting her to be of menstrual age and allegedly attacked a cameraman of a Malayalam television news channel. Ignoring prohibitory orders, devotees and right wing activists gathered in huge numbers at Sannidhanam, the ... Read More »

Cong-JD-S trounces BJP 4-1 in Karnataka by-elections

PTI   BENGALURU Karnataka’s ruling Janata Dal-Secular-Congress alliance on Tuesday won a crucial endorsement trouncing the BJP 4-1 in by-elections for three Lok Sabha and two assembly seats with the victory in Ballari ending the saffron rival’s 14-year vice-like grip on this parliamentary constituency. The victories with huge margins came as a Diwali gift and a shot in the arm ... Read More »

Hiphei resigns as Mizoram speaker, joins BJP

PTI   AIZAWL Mizoram assembly Speaker Hiphei Monday resigned from his post, the House as well as the Congress, and joined the BJP, saying its central leadership has promised to enhance powers of the state’s autonomous district councils. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has promised amendment to the sixth schedule of the Constitution to enable greater autonomy to the autonomous ... Read More »

BJP dares Congress to disclose price negotiated for Rafale during UPA-II

PTI   JAIPUR Accusing Congress president Rahul Gandhi of misleading people on the Rafale deal with France, the ruling BJP on Monday challenged the opposition party to disclose the price at which the fighter aircraft was offered to India during the tenure of UPA-II government. Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal claimed that the price proposed ... Read More »

Kejriwal acquitted in defamation case by Dikshit’s former aide

PTI   NEW DELHI A Delhi court on Monday acquitted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a criminal defamation case filed by a former aide of Congress leader Sheila Dikshit, saying that the complainant cannot be said to be an “aggrieved person”. Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Samar Vishal granted relief to Kejiriwal in the case lodged by Pawan Khera, the political ... Read More »

BJP dares Congress to disclose price negotiated for Rafale during UPA-II

PTI   JAIPUR Accusing Congress president Rahul Gandhi of misleading people on the Rafale deal with France, the ruling BJP on Monday challenged the opposition party to disclose the price at which the fighter aircraft was offered to India during the tenure of UPA-II government. Minister of State (MoS) for Parliamentary Affairs Arjun Ram Meghwal claimed that the price proposed ... Read More »

Delhi’s air quality deteriorates to ‘severe’

PTI   NEW DELHI Delhi’s air quality deteriorated sharply on Monday to fall in the severe category for the second time within a week due to a change in wind direction and rampant stubble burning in neighbouring states, authorities said. The overall air quality index on Monday was registered in the severe category at 418, a drastic decline from a ... Read More »

RBI Governor gets CIC notice

NEW DELHI: The Central Information Commission  has issued a show-cause notice to RBI Governor Urjit Patel for “dishonouring” a Supreme Court judgment on disclosure of the wilful defaulters’ list. Please like & share: Read More »

Tight security in Sabarimala as temple opens today for special puja

SABARIMALA: As the Lord Ayyappa temple opens Monday for a special puja, a thick security cover has been put in place by police and orders banning assembly of four or more people have been imposed in Sabarimala and nearby areas after violent protests were witnessed last month against the entry of women of menstrual age into the famed shrine. Please ... Read More »