Friday , 19 October 2018

National News

Paswan: Modi faces no real challenge in 2019

PTI   NEW DELHI BJP ally Ram Vilas Paswan claimed Saturday that Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced no real challenge in his bid to retain to power in 2019, making light of Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s assertion that opposition parties would unite to take on the ruling NDA in the Lok Sabha polls. The Lok Janshakti Party chief and Union ... Read More »

Congress demands detailed inquiry into Rafale deal

IANS   KOLKATA Launching a fresh assault against the Modi government on the Rafale aircraft deal, the Congress on Saturday demanded a public debate and detailed inquiry into the “secretive” happenings and alleged that the defence procurement procedure had been ignored and senior ministers kept in the dark about the negotiations. Senior party leader P Chidambaram alleged that the price ... Read More »

Rahul constitutes core, manifesto committees for 2019 polls

IANS   NEW DELHI Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday constituted a core group committee comprising leaders like A K Antony, Ghulam Nabi Azad and P Chidambaram, a manifesto committee and a publicity committee. Besides Antony, Azad and Chidambaram, the core group committee also includes Ashok Gehlot, Mallikarjun Kharge, Ahmed Patel, Jairam Ramesh, Randeep Singh ... Read More »

DAC clears procurement of 111 utility helicopters for Navy

IANS NEW DELHI The Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) met on Saturday and approved procurement proposals worth about Rs 46,000 crore, including that of 111 utility helicopters for the Indian Navy at a cost of over Rs 21,000 crore under the Strategic Partnership (SP) Model. The meeting was chaired by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman. “The DAC, in a landmark decision Saturday, ... Read More »

Haryana killing case: High Court convicts 33

IANS   NEW DELHI The Delhi High Court on Friday held 33 people guilty in a 2010 Dalit killing case in Haryana’s Hisar district and said “71 years after Independence, instances of atrocities against Scheduled Castes by those belonging to dominant castes have shown no signs of abating”. “The incidents that took place in Mirchpur between April 19 and April ... Read More »

Two killed, six injured in Trinamool party office blast

IANS   KOLKATA Two persons were killed and six others were injured in an explosion at a Trinamool Congress party office in West Bengal’s West Midnapore district, police said on Friday. Police said the explosion took place at a house used as the Trinamool’s party office in West Midnapore district’s Narayangarh area on Thursday morning when over a dozen party ... Read More »

‘Climate change can trigger more devastating floods in India’

IANS NEW DELHI With more than a million people displaced by flooding in Kerala, Britain-based charity Christian Aid on Friday warned that more devastating floods in India will become the norm if nothing is done to tackle climate change. Simultaneously, it plans to support 10,000 people in each of the flood-hit Wayanad and Idukki districts. As efforts continue to help ... Read More »

Mumbai-Goa cruise line service from Oct

PTI   MUMBAI After much delay, the maiden sail of the country’s first luxury cruise line service between Mumbai and Goa will begin on October 1, Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Friday. The Ministry is investing Rs 1,000 crore to build a cruise terminal in the Mumbai port area on the east coastline of the financial capital. “The ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi an incapable opposition leader, says BJP

IANS   NEW DELHI The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Friday described Congress President Rahul Gandhi as an “incapable opposition leader” and accused him of justifying the terrorist outfit ISIS. “Congress President is on foreign tours. Earlier he used to go after Parliament session and say that he had gone for ‘dhyan’ and to ‘gain knowledge’,” senior BJP leader Sudhanshu ... Read More »

‘India may accept foreign donations’

NEW DELHI: As the row over accepting funds from foreign governments for flood-hit Kerala continues, a 2016 document prepared by the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on how to handle an emergency situation suggests that assistance offered by any other country as a goodwill gesture “may” be accepted by the central government. Please like & share: Read More »