Sunday , 16 December 2018

National News

No extra-territorial ambitions: Army Chief

PTI   NEW DELHI India has no extra-territorial ambitions, but its aim is to enure a conducive external and internal security environment for unhindered economic progress and socio-political development, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said Thursday. Contested sovereignty of maritime territories pose a major challenge in East Asia and the South China Sea and these disputed maritime boundaries are threatening ... Read More »

Naidu drums up support for anti-BJP front ahead of 2019

PTI NEW DELHI Aiming to forge an anti-BJP front ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday met heads of several opposition parties, including Rahul Gandhi, and termed his party’s alliance with the Congress a “democratic compulsion” to protect the country. Addressing a joint press conference, Gandhi and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president ... Read More »

BJP MP Rakesh Sinha to bring pvt member Bill for Ram temple

PTI   NEW DELHI Amid a growing chorus from saffron outfits for an ordinance on construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, BJP MP Rakesh Sinha on Thursday said he will bring a private member’s Bill in this regard and asked opposition leaders including Congress chief Rahul Gandhi whether they will support it. Sinha said the onus is now on the ... Read More »

India surrounded with possibilities, not incapabilities, says Rajnath

IANS   NEW DELHI India is “surrounded with possibilities, not with incapabilities,” Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Wednesday, while flagging off a ‘Run for Unity’ here to commemorate the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel. “Sitting inside my office when I see Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel’s photograph hanging on a wall, I think we are surrounded with ... Read More »

SC observations on Rafale price critical: Congress

IANS   NEW DELHI The Congress on Wednesday said the Supreme Court move to seek more information from the Modi government about the pricing and deemed advantages in the Rafale deal was “extremely critical” and asked what the Centre was hiding. “The Supreme Court has made certain very significant observations in the Rafale matter,” Congress leader Manish Tewari told reporters ... Read More »

China alerts India about possible floods in Brahmaputra

PTI   NEW DELHI For the second time in a fortnight, China has alerted India of a possible flood-like situation in the Brahmaputra river in Arunachal Pradesh after a landslide blocked water upstream in Tibet, a senior Water Resources Ministry official said on Wednesday. The alert of a landslide and subsequent formation of an artificial lake was informed to India ... Read More »

People are feeling betrayed by Modi, says Rahul Gandhi

PTI   DHAR (MP) Congress president Rahul Gandhi alleged on Tuesday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has “failed” to keep his electoral promise of ushering in “acche din” (good days) and people are feeling “betrayed” now. Canvassing for the Congress in Dhar in poll-bound Madhya Pradesh, Gandhi also accused the prime minister of helping only select industrialists while neglecting farmers, ... Read More »

INS Tarangini returns to Kochi after 7-month voyage

IANS   NEW DELHI INS Tarangini, the first sail training ship of the Indian Navy, returned to Kochi naval base after a seven-month voyage across the world during which it visited 15 ports in 13 countries. The voyage, “Lokayan 18”, was flagged off on April 10 from Kochi. The ship sailed across the Arabian Sea, Red Sea, Suez Canal, Mediterranean ... Read More »

Malegaon blast case: Purohit, Sadhvi charged under UAPA

PTI   MUMBAI A special court Tuesday framed terror charges against Lt Col Prasad Purohit, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur and five other accused in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, setting the stage for their trial that will commence on Friday. Observing that the organisation named Abhinav Bharat was formed by the accused with the common object to “spread terrorism”, the ... Read More »

Jaitley hits out at RBI for indiscriminate lending by banks

PTI NEW DELHI In his strongest criticism of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) yet, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Tuesday hit out at the central bank for failing to check indiscriminate lending during 2008 and 2014 that has led to the present bad loan or NPA (non-performing assets) crisis in the banking industry. The remarks by Jaitley came amid reports ... Read More »