Monday , 18 February 2019

National News

Cricketers Pandya, Rahul suspended over sexist remark

NEW DELHI: Indian cricketers Hardik Pandya and K L Rahul were Friday suspended pending an inquiry into their outrage-evoking comments on women during a TV show, and will be sent back home from Australia.  Please like & share: Read More »

SP, BSP set to announce alliance sans Cong

LUCKNOW/NEW DELHI: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will Saturday announce their alliance for the Lok Sabha polls, appearing set to keep the Congress out of the pact in Uttar Pradesh. Please like & share: Read More »

10% quota for poorer sections doesn’t violate basic structure of Constitution, says Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Friday said the 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections in government jobs and educational institutions does not contravene the basic structure of the Constitution and termed the move the single greatest recognition for the poor in the general category. Please like & share: Read More »

Govt fulfilled dreams of crores of youth: Shah

NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah Friday said the Modi government has “fulfilled” the dreams of crores of youth with 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the general category poor, and described the Constitution amendment bill as one of the most important legislations passed by Parliament. Please like & share: Read More »

India’s political class failed millions of kids by not discussing anti-trafficking bill: Satyarthi

NEW DELHI: Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi has said India’s political class has once again “failed” millions of children, who are bought and sold at a “price lesser than cattle”, by not discussing the anti-trafficking bill in the Rajya Sabha this time. Please like & share: Read More »

10% quota for poor challenged in Supreme Court

PTI   NEW DELHI The Bill to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education was Thursday challenged in the Supreme Court on the grounds it breached the 50 per cent ceiling on quotas, barely a day after the measure secured parliamentary approval. A petition filed by an NGO ‘Youth For Equality’ organisation and its ... Read More »

PM-led panel ousts CBI chief Verma

PTI   NEW DELHI Alok Verma was Thursday removed unceremoniously as the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) director after a high-powered panel led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi found that he had not been functioning with integrity expected of him. Verma, whose fixed tenure of two years was to end on January 31, is the first chief in the 55 ... Read More »

NCW notice to Rahul for ‘misogynistic’ remarks against Sitharaman

PTI   NEW DELHI The National Commission for Women on Thursday issued a notice to Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his “extremely misogynistic, offensive and unethical” remarks against Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman at a rally in Jaipur. In the notice, the women’s panel said it has taken suo motu cognisance of news reports which appeared in various print and electronic ... Read More »