Friday , 20 April 2018

National News

Kokje elected as VHP’s international president

PTI   GURGAON Former Himachal Pradesh governor V S Kokje was on Saturday  elected the VHP’s international president, ending decades-long reins of firebrand leader Pravin Togadia whose nominee and incumbent Raghava Reddy faced a huge drubbing in the first election in 52 years. Togadia, who has been with the VHP for over three decades and served as its international working ... Read More »

BJP eroding Ambedkar’s legacy, PM paying lip-service: Congress

PTI   NEW DELHI The Congress on Saturday accused the BJP of ‘eroding’ the legacy of Babasaheb Ambedkar and said Prime Minister Narendra Modi was merely paying him lip service as his party and the RSS have an ‘anti-Dalit mindset’. Congress leader Selja also charged the prime minister with doing politics over the legacy of the Dalit icon. “The BJP ... Read More »

Dalit members ‘cleanse’ Ambedkar statue after tributes by Maneka, BJP leaders

PTI   VADODARA Members of Dalit community on Saturday “cleansed” B R Ambedkar’s statue here soon after Union minister Maneka Gandhi and some BJP leaders paid floral tributes on his 127th birth anniversary, a Dalit leader said, claiming that their presence had “polluted” the atmosphere. Thakor Solanki, general secretary of SC/ST the Employees Union of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, ... Read More »

MoEF officers in the soup over Goa mining leases

PTI   NEW DELHI The Delhi High Court on Friday  asked the CBI and the CVC to examine complaints seeking a probe into the role of a minister and officers of the Union ministry of environment and forests for allegedly illegally causing gain to private mining firms and loss to the exchequer while granting them mining leases. It asked the ... Read More »

Rahul to PM: India waiting for you to speak up on violence against women

PTI   NEW DELHI Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Friday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his silence on violence against women and children, saying it was “unacceptable” and India was waiting for him to speak up. The Congress chief’s comments come a day after he led a midnight march to India Gate to protest the Kathua and ... Read More »

Firm action will be taken against criminals, no matter how influential they may be: Yogi

PTI   LUCKNOW Facing severe flak over delay in action against his party MLA accused in the Unnao rape case, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said his government has not deviated from its zero-tolerance policy on crime and will firmly deal with criminals, no matter how influential they might be. Adityanath’s remarks came amidst criticism by political ... Read More »

SC/ST verdict of Supreme Court is basically wrong: ex-CJI Balakrishnan

PTI NEW DELHI Former Chief Justice of India K G Balakrishnan on Friday said the controversial SC/ST verdict of the Supreme Court was “basically wrong” as the decision will enable perpetrators to get away from the clutches of law. Balakrishnan, the first Dalit to become CJI (January 14, 2007 to May 12, 2010) also said that this decision of the ... Read More »

PM, Shah lead BJP’s fast

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday led their party MPs across the country for a ‘save democracy fast and protest’ against the washout of the second part of Parliament’s budget session, which they blamed on the Congress. Please like & share: Read More »

FIR filed against BJP MLA in Unnao gangrape case

LUCKNOW: The police in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday registered an FIR against BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar in connection with the alleged gangrape of a minor girl in Unnao, hours after the government said it would hand the probe over to the CBI. Please like & share: Read More »

Shah attacks Congress, says it has no ‘internal democracy’

DHARWAD: BJP president Amit Shah on Thursday lambasted the Congress for the washout of the second half of the Budget session of Parliament, saying a party which lacks “internal democracy” cannot protect democracy in the country. Please like & share: Read More »