Monday , 20 May 2019

National News

Violent clashes, arson mar Amit Shah’s Kolkata roadshow

Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Trinamool Congress supporters Tuesday fought pitched battles on the streets of Kolkata during a massive roadshow by Amit Shah, who escaped unhurt but was forced to cut short the jamboree and had to be escorted to safety by police. Parts of the city plunged into a welter of violence as his convoy was attacked ... Read More »

Indian-origin woman in US convicted of killing 9-yr-old stepdaughter

New York: An Indian-origin woman in the US has been convicted by a jury of killing her nine-year-old stepdaughter by strangling her in a bathtub in 2016 and faces up to life in prison at her sentencing next month. Shamdai Arjun, 55, of Queens, New York was convicted on Friday of second-degree murder by a jury that deliberated for less ... Read More »

Monsoon likely to hit Kerala on June 4: Skymet

New Delhi: Monsoon is likely to arrive in Kerala on June 4, three days after its normal onset date, marking the official commencement of the rainy season in the country, private weather forecaster Skymet said Tuesday. The normal onset date for monsoon over Kerala is June 1. Skymet said monsoon will be “below normal” in the country with a Long ... Read More »

Mamata meme: SC grants bail to BJP activist

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed immediate release of BJP’s youth wing leader Priyanka Sharma on bail, days after she was arrested by the West Bengal police for allegedly posting a morphed image of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on social media. The top court directed Sharma to tender a “written apology” at the time of her release from ... Read More »

Kamal’s ‘Hindu extremist’ remark stokes controversy

PTI Aravakurichi/New Delhi Actor-politician Kamal Haasan has said independent India’s first “extremist was a Hindu” – Nathuram Godse who killed Mahatma Gandhi, stoking a controversy, with the BJP on Monday asserting that an  “assassin” is very different from a terrorist. The BJP also accused the Makkal Needhi Maiyam founder of indulging in “divisive politics” and following the Congress and Communists ... Read More »

Rahul wants action against those involved in 1984 riots

PTI Khanna/Hoshiarpur Facing a mounting attack from the BJP, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi Monday said those involved in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots should be punished, even as he again rebuked his party leader Sam Pitroda, saying he should be “ashamed” of his remarks on the tragic event. Addressing a poll rally in Hoshiarpur, Gandhi said that what happened in 1984 ... Read More »

Mayawati unfit for public life, says BJP after her personal remarks against Modi

PTI Gorakhpur Unleashing a flurry of personal attacks against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati alleged that he “abandoned his innocent wife for political gains,” drawing angry reaction from the BJP which called her “unfit for public life.” Mayawati also alleged that women in the BJP are scared of their husbands meeting the PM fearing they ... Read More »

EC censures Giriraj for ‘grave’ remark

New Delhi: The Election Commission Sunday “censured” Union minister and BJP leader Giriraj Singh for his communal remarks. Read More »

Digvijay skips voting in Rajgarh, tracks Bhopal polls

Bhopal: Congress leader Digvijay Singh on Sunday expressed regret over not being able to cast his ballot in Rajgarh district of Madhya Pradesh, which is over 130 km away from the state capital Bhopal where he is locked in a keen contest with BJP candidate Pragya Singh Thakur. Read More »

IS claims it established ‘province’ in India

Agencies New Delhi/Srinagar The Islamic State claimed for the first time that it has established a ‘province’ in India, after a clash between militants and security forces in Jammu and Kashmir killed a militant with alleged ties to the group. IS’s Amaq News Agency late on Friday announced the new province, that it called ‘Wilayah of Hind’, in a statement ... Read More »