Monday , 18 February 2019

National News

Rahul has all qualities to make an excellent PM, says Tharoor

PTI   NEW DELHI Rahul Gandhi has all the right qualities to make an “excellent” prime minister, senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said Sunday, even as he emphasised that the issue of PM candidate is likely to be decided after the 2019 polls “collectively” by the party and its allies. Tharoor also said the recent assembly elections have made it ... Read More »

Driver of Opposition alliance wagon doesn’t even have learner’s licence, says Naqvi

PTI   NEW DELHI Taking a swipe at Congress president Rahul Gandhi for his efforts to form a front to take on the BJP in 2019 polls, Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said Sunday the driver of the opposition alliance wagon doesn’t even have a learner’s licence and could drive it into a ditch. Naqvi also said it was out ... Read More »

Crop insurance schemes should be made attractive for farmers: Parliamentary panel

PTI NEW DELHI Noting that there were several “problems”, including lack of transparency, in two crop insurance schemes run by the government, a parliamentary panel has suggested making adequate financial allocations so that the schemes attract participation from a greater number of farmers. The parliamentary panel, chaired by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has also recommended re-formulation of agricultural ... Read More »

Pak procuring 600 battle tanks to browbeat India

PTI   NEW DELHI At a time when modernisation of the Army’s armoured corps is moving at a “snail’s pace”, Pakistan has drawn up a mega plan to procure nearly 600 modern battle tanks, including the T-90s from Russia, primarily to bolster its combat prowess along the line of actual control in Jammu and Kashmir, military and intelligence sources said ... Read More »

Hasina set to win record fourth term

DHAKA Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina emerged as the frontrunner in Bangladesh’s general election on Sunday as she aims for a record fourth term in office with her Awami League gaining a big lead in early results following a tense vote that saw at least 17 people killed in poll-related violence. Voting ended earlier in the day to choose a new ... Read More »

Christian Michel named ‘Mrs Gandhi’, ED tells court

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court hearing the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper case on Saturday imposed restrictions on alleged middleman Christian Michel meeting his lawyers in the Enforcement Directorate (ED) custody after the agency said that he was misusing legal access by passing chits to the advocates asking them how to tackle questions on ‘Mrs Gandhi’. Please like & share: Read More »

Govt working on ease of living while keeping middlemen at bay: Modi

VARANASI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the Central and state governments are working full-time to ensure that all projects and schemes rolled out are centred around ease of living and ease of doing business besides keeping middlemen at bay. Please like & share: Read More »

Triple Talaq Bill to be taken up in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

NEW DELHI: Keen on enacting the legislation, the government has got the Bill on criminalising triple talaq listed in the Rajya Sabha for consideration on Monday, giving it the top priority notwithstanding the fact that it may find it difficult to get the Bill through. Please like & share: Read More »