Tuesday , 24 April 2018

National News


5 flights delayed due to poor visibility at Kolkata airport KOLKATA: Departure of five domestic flights was delayed while three more flights were diverted from Kolkata’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport on Thursday due to poor visibility conditions caused by non-seasonal fog, an airport official said. Please like & share: Read More »

Shock defeat for BJP in UP, Bihar bypolls

PTI   LUCKNOW/PATNA In a stunning blow to the BJP ahead of the 2019 general elections, the party on Wednesday  lost bypolls to all three Lok Sabha seats it contested, including its bastion Gorakhpur, and Phulpur in Uttar Pradesh, besides Araria in Bihar. The shocker for the BJP came as an anticlimax after its surprise win in three northeastern states, ... Read More »

‘Social media poses a serious challenge to law enforcement agencies’

PTI   NEW DELHI Social media has posed a serious challenge to law enforcement agencies and the area of concerns include terrorism, financial frauds and victimisation of women and children, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said Wednesday. Inaugurating a two-day Asia-Pacific regional conference of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) here, Singh said that serious crime develops because the ... Read More »

Demands for grants of `94 lakh cr voted without debate in LS

IANS   NEW DELHI The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the budget and voted demands for grants to the tune of Rs 94,61,524 crore without any debate as the House witnessed continued disruption for the eighth straight day caused by the opposition parties and some BJP allies. With no signs of order returning any time soon in the government-opposition standoff, ... Read More »

Bhandari relected as Nepal President

PTI   Kathmandu Nepal’s first woman President Bidya Devi Bhandari was Tuesday relected for a second term in office with an overwhelming majority. Incumbent President Bhandari, the Left alliance’s candidate, was elected with more than a two-thirds majority as she defeated her Nepali Congress (NC) rival Kumari Laxmi Rai in the presidential election. Bhandari secured 39,275 votes while the NC’s ... Read More »

Gadkari’s focus on irrigation expansion

PTI   New Delhi Everyone from ministers to bureaucrats are “very happy” to construct large dams but not interested in developing command areas to ensure that water reaches farms, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Tuesday said as he pitched for focusing on expanding the irrigation cover. Gadkari added that he was not against dams, but was for 100 per cent utilisation ... Read More »

IndiGo, GoAir cancel 65 flights after grounding of faulty planes

PTI   Mumbai Budget carriers IndiGo and GoAir cancelled as many as 65 flights today after the country’s aviation regulator DGCA grounded 11 of their A320Neo planes with faulty Pratt & Whitney engines, causing severe inconvenience to hundreds of flyers. The Gurugram-based IndiGo cancelled 47 of its 1,000-odd flights per day, the Wadia Group-promoted GoAir said it had cancelled 18 ... Read More »

Dress Code revoked in Rajasthan colleges after protests

PTI   Jaipur Buckling under widespread protests, especially by students, the Vasundhara Raje dispensation in Rajasthan Tuesday revoked its recent controversial order on implementing a dress code for government run colleges in the state. The Chief Minister said the Directorate of College Education had issued the order to introduce uniforms in government colleges based on suggestions by student representatives. “It ... Read More »

Time to change approach to eradicate TB: PM

PTI New Delhi Launching the TB-free India campaign to eradicate the disease by 2025,  Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said global efforts to eliminate tuberculosis have not been successful and stressed on changing the approach to achieve the goal. Modi said the government is moving ahead with the principle of “treat every TB patient best at the very first opportunity” ... Read More »