Wednesday , 24 April 2019

National News

Terrorism biggest enemy of Islam, humanity: Naqvi

PTI   NEW DELHI Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi Friday termed terrorism the biggest enemy of both Islam and the entire humanity, and also the “biggest hurdle” for peace and prosperity in the world. During a meeting with a delegation of members of Iranian Parliament’s Committee on Culture, Naqvi said terrorism was not just a threat to a particular ... Read More »

Court allows ED to quiz Deepak Talwar in jail

NEW DELHI A Delhi court on Friday allowed the Enforcement Directorate (ED) to question corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in judicial custody in a case related to the purchase of 43 aircraft by Indian Airlines in 2005. ED’s Special Public Prosecutors D.P. Singh and Nitesh Rana told Special Judge Santosh Snehi Mann that the interrogation of Talwar is necessary to ascertain ... Read More »

Priyanka to sail on Ganga to feel pulse of people along riverbank

PTI LUCKNOW After making a political buzz through a successful roadshow in the state capital last month, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra appears all set to explore a new means of reaching out to the electorate — the river route. “It would be the first time that any leader of this stature will be reaching out to the electorate ... Read More »

‘Modi hai to Mumkin Hai’ BJP slogan for 2019 election: Jaitley

PTI   NEW DELHI Seeking to encash Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s image of a doer, BJP has chosen the slogan of ‘Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai’ – ‘Modi makes it possible’ for the upcoming general elections, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said Thursday. Modi, he added, has demonstrated during the last five years indefatigability by literally working round-the-clock, Jaitley said in ... Read More »

SC reserves order on govt plea on Rafale documents

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on the government’s plea claiming privilege over the documents filed by petitioners – former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, journalist-turned politician Arun Shourie and activist-lawyer Prashant Bhushan – in connection with the Rafale cae. After an hour-long hearing, the bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi reserved the order ... Read More »

Rahul blasts Modi over China, BJP hits back

IANS   NEW DELHI Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday called Prime Minister Narendra Modi “weak” and “scared” of Chinese President Xi Jinping, provoking an angry reaction from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Gandhi hit out at Modi a day after China blocked the naming of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the United Nations. “Weak ... Read More »

Rahul standing firmly behind Vadra in land deals reeking of corruption: BJP

PTI   NEW DELHI The BJP on Thursday stepped up its attack on Rahul Gandhi over alleged corruption in land transactions involving his brother-in-law Robert Vadra, saying the Congress chief is standing firmly behind Vadra in these deals. Addressing a press conference at the BJP headquarters here, Union Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad showed purported sale deeds of land and ... Read More »

15 surgical strikes took place under Congress rule: Gehlot

PTI   AJMER Accusing the Modi government of “politicising” actions of defence forces, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Wednesday claimed 15 surgical strikes took place during the Congress rule, but the then dispensation never talked about it. He said former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi had made huge contributions for the nation, but the Modi government has ... Read More »

Delhi statehood issue: AAP, BJP engage in tug of war

PTI   NEW DELHI The ruling AAP and the BJP engaged in a tug of war on Twitter on Wednesday, with Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia questioning the saffron party why it failed to keep its electoral promise of granting full statehood to Delhi. In a series of tweets in Hindi, Sisodia argued with Delhi BJP spokesperson Harish Khurana, who ... Read More »

Ayodhya dispute: litigants appear before SC

PTI   FAIZABAD (UP) Twenty-five litigants in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land case Wednesday appeared before a Supreme Court-appointed panel as it began an attempt to resolve the dispute through mediation, officials said. The litigants and their counsels – altogether over 50 people – met the three-member mediation panel on the Avadh University premises here. The Supreme Court has given ... Read More »