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AIR to broadcast special prog on results of LS, assembly polls

PTI New Delhi The All India Radio will continuously broadcast a special programme on results of the Lok Sabha and assembly elections in four states for 40 hours. News Services Division of All India Radio (NSD-AIR) has made elaborate arrangements for providing authentic and latest results of the polls from May 23 morning.  For the first time, AIR, the biggest …

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Can’t forgive Pragya for Godse remark: Modi

Khargone: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday said he will never forgive BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur for insulting Mahatma Gandhi by calling his assassin Nathuram Godse a true patriot. Modi told a television channel during his last rally here ahead of the last phase of voting in the Lok Sabha polls that her comments were detrimental to society. “Whatever has …

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At first media event, Modi diverts questions to Shah

New Delhi: In his first appearance at a press conference since he came to power in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted in opening remarks that the BJP will come back to power with a full majority on its own, but refused to take any questions, citing party discipline. In a surprised move, Modi showed up on the dais at …

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Every religion has its own terrorist: Haasan

Chennai: Actor-politician Kamal Haasan, who is at the centre of a raging row over his Hindu extremist remarks, on Friday said “every religion has its own terrorists” and no one can claim to be sanctimonious. The Makkal Needhi Maiam chief also said that he was not afraid of being arrested but warned any such action would escalate tensions. Tamil Nadu …

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Rajnath favours review of Article 370 in J&K

New Delhi: Senior BJP leader and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says there is a need to review Article 370 and 35-A that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir to establish whether these constitutional provisions have benefited or done damage to the militancy-hit state. Singh’s remark comes against the backdrop of the BJP’s stand in its manifesto pledging to …

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Centre withholds black money details

New Delhi: The government has declined to share information on black money cases received from Switzerland, citing confidentiality. Replying to an RTI query, the Union finance ministry said India and Switzerland share information on black money on a case-to-case basis as per the investigations being carried out. It is an ongoing process, it added. “The information shared by Switzerland on …

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EC bends over backwards for voting in Sunderbans

Kolkata: Election officials in West Bengal are gearing up for an altogether  different kind of battle with boats, HAM radios and power generating equipment as the world’s  largest mangrove, the Sundarbans, votes on Sunday. District officials of the North and South 24-Parganas have made arrangements for their movement in the delta spanning over a sprawling area with nearly 43.28 lakh …

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Pragya forced to apologise for calling Godse patriot

Bhopal/New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party’s Bhopal Lok Sabha candidate and Malegaon blast accused Pragya Singh Thakur Thursday lauded Mahatma Gandhi’s assassin Nathuram Godse as a “patriot”, sparking an outrage from the Opposition with the Congress alleging that “insulting martyrs is in the DNA” of BJP, which also condemned her remarks. “Nathuram Godse was a deshbhakt (patriot), he is and will …

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PM vows new Vidyasagar statue

Mau/Mandirbazar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee were on Thursday locked in a blame game over the vandalisation of the bust of Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar in the violence at BJP chief Amit Shah’s roadshow in Kolkata and traded barbs over building a new statue of the 19th century Bengali icon. As the bitter campaign in …

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Probe in Bofors payoff to continue, says CBI

New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday triggered curiosity when it withdrew its application from a Delhi court seeking permission to pursue its probe into the Bofors payoff case, but asserted later that the investigation would continue in the high-profile matter. The CBI had moved the application on February 1, 2018, seeking further investigation into the case …

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