Friday , 24 February 2017

National News

Sonia, Rahul, Manmohan Singh in Congress list of 40 star campaigners for Punjab

NEW DELHI: Congress president Sonia Gandhi, vice president Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ex-cricketer Azharuddin and Bollywood star Sonu Sood are among the star campaigners of the party who will join the state leadership in pitching for the party in the Punjab assembly elections, the Punjab PCC said on Thursday. Please like & share: Read More »

Relief for Salman, acquitted in Arms Act case

PTI JODHPUR In a relief for Salman Khan, a trial court on Wednesday acquitted the Bollywood star of all charges in the Arms Act case in the alleged poaching of two black bucks 18 years ago, holding that the prosecution permission given by the district administration was a “mindless move”. In a 102-page long order, the chief judicial magistrate Dalpat ... Read More »

Respect India’s territorial sovereignty: India to China

PTI NEW DELHI In the midst of growing unease in their ties, India on Wednesday asked China to respect its territorial sovereignty and said its ascent should not be seen as a threat to China’s rise. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar also criticised Pakistan for “blocking” SAARC, saying the regional grouping has become “ineffective” due to insecurity of one member nation. ... Read More »

Manmohan comes to the rescue of RBI Governor

PTI NEW DELHI Reserve Bank of India (RBI) Governor Urjit Patel Wednesday escaped possible grilling by a parliamentary committee over the demonetisation issue but for the intervention of former prime minister Manmohan Singh. Patel, who along with other RBI and Finance Ministry officials appeared before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, was put to some tough questions by members, sources ... Read More »

Veteran Congress leader Tiwari supports BJP after meeting Shah

PTI NEW DELHI In a blow to Congress, its veteran leader and former chief minister of Uttarakhand Narayan Dutt Tiwari Wednesday extended his support to BJP in the poll-bound state during a meeting with its president Amit Shah. Tiwari, also a former Uttar Pradesh chief minister, was joined by his son Rohit Shekhar Tiwari, who has been looking to establish ... Read More »

World needs India’s leadership in countering terror: US

PTI NEW DELHI The Obama administration has recently delivered a “very tough” message to Pakistan asking it to dismantle safe havens of Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed and Haqqani network operating from its soil, outgoing US envoy to New Delhi Richard Verma said Tuesday. Holding that India faces a “daunting challenge” from these Pakistan-based terror groups and hailing New Delhi’s efforts to deal ... Read More »

Plea to transfer Shahabuddin from Siwan jail: SC reserves order

PTI NEW DELHI The Supreme Court today reserved its judgement on the issue of whether to shift controversial RJD leader Mohammad Shahabuddin from Siwan jail to any prison outside Bihar. However, a bench of Justices Dipak Misra and Amitava Roy said the petitioner’s request to direct lodging of FIR against Shahabuddin and RJP supremo Lalu Yadav’s son and Bihar Health ... Read More »

Akhilesh meets father twice as Mulayam mulls next move

IANS LUCKNOW Even as SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav is believed to be mulling his next move subsequent to the EC declaring his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav as the party President, the latter has already called on his father twice since Monday evening. Mulayam Singh was beaten on Monday in a battle of supremacy in the ruling ... Read More »

Rahul levelling baseless allegations in frustration: BJP

PTI NEW DELHI Hitting back at Rahul Gandhi for his attacks, BJP today said Congress has become a sinking ship under him and he was levelling baseless allegations in frustration as senior party leaders are joining the saffron camp. Noting that former Uttarakhand Congress chief Yashpal Arya joined the BJP on a day when Rahul was addressing public meeting in ... Read More »

Air pollution: EPCA to enforce graded response plan in Delhi-NCR

PTI NEW DELHI Odd-even may be back on Delhi’s roads and a host of other emergency measures will kick in if pollution levels touch emergency proportions with the Centre entrusting the Supreme Court-appointed EPCA to enforce the graded response plan. Terming air pollution in Delhi and NCR as a “matter of serious concern”, which requires “urgent action”, the Environment Ministry ... Read More »

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