Saturday , 23 March 2019

National News

Priyanka to work hard to give UP Congress CM: Rahul

IANS   AMETHI Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday said his sister Priyanka Gandhi, appointed General Secretary of the party in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, will now ensure that a Congress Chief Minister gets to rule Uttar Pradesh. Addressing an event in his parliamentary constituency Amethi, the Gandhi scion said that she will work hard to make sure that ... Read More »

Cabinet decides to strengthen NE autonomous councils

PTI   NEW DELHI Aiming to woo the tribal population in the Northeast ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the NDA government on Wednesday decided to grant more power and funds to 10 autonomous councils in the region. The Union Cabinet approved “landmark” constitutional amendments to increase the powers of the autonomous councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the ... Read More »

‘Opposition joining hands to save themselves, stop Modi’s development’

IANS JHARGRAM (WB) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Textile Minister Smriti Irani on Wednesday claimed that the Opposition leaders, who have no connection with the country’s development or people’s welfare, came together at West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s mega opposition rally in Kolkata last week out of fear. Irani said the ‘corrupt politicians’, who have always been ... Read More »

Mahagathbandhan is of ‘greed and lust’, has 9 potential PM candidates: Amit Shah

PTI   MALDA (WB) BJP president Amit Shah on Tuesday launched his party’s Lok Sabha polls campaign in West Bengal as he scoffed at the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties as that of “greed and lust” and which has nine potential prime ministerial candidates. He claimed bringing in 20-25 leaders on one stage would not serve any purpose as ... Read More »

BJP using EVMs to suppress voice of opposition: Akhilesh

LUCKNOW Latching on to the claim by a US-based “cyber expert” that the 2014 Lok Sabha elections were “rigged”, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday questioned the use of electronic voting machines when even the more advanced nations were not using them. He said the Bharatiya Janata Party government was weakening democratic institutions. “It is using them to suppress ... Read More »

Rahul Gandhi on two-day Amethi visit from today

PTI   AMETHI (UP) Congress president Rahul Gandhi will arrive here on Wednesday on a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency, a party leader said. During his stay, Gandhi is scheduled to meet representatives of gram panchayats at Fursatganj. He will also take part in the swearing-in of newly elected Bar members in Gauriganj, his representative Chandrakant Dubey said. Gandhi ... Read More »

R-Day special: film capturing challenges of IAF ops to premier on National Geographic channel

PTI   NEW DELHI A special documentary capturing the dangers and difficulties faced by the Air Force while operating in the country’s most hostile terrain and weather conditions will premiere on television on January 25 to mark 70th Republic Day, officials said on Tuesday.The IAF and National Geographic channel have jointly produced the film — Extreme Flight : Indian Air ... Read More »

8 pilgrims drown as boat capsizes off Karwar

PTI   BENGALURU Eight persons drowned and another was ‘missing’ while 17 people were rescued when a boat carrying around 26 pilgrims capsized at Karwar, the Indian Navy said Monday. According to police, there was an annual fair at the Kurumagada island in the Arabian Sea, where the Narsimha Swamy shrine (dedicated to Lord Vishnu’s incarnation Narsimha) is located. Police ... Read More »

‘Mahagatbandhan’ exposes Opposition’s fear of BJP: Rajnath

IANS   GREATER NOIDA Asserting that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is going to retain power in 2019, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the Opposition’s attempt to forge a ‘mahagatbandhan’ (grand alliance) shows how other parties fear the BJP. “I think everybody (Opposition) is afraid of the fact that the BJP is again going to form its ... Read More »

First all-women’s party launched, to contest LS polls

IANS   MUMBAI India’s first-ever all-women political party — the National Women’s Party (NWP) — was launched on Monday in Mumbai and it will contest half — 283 — of the 545 Lok Sabha seats in the 2019 elections. The NWP, described as “a party of mothers”, has been founded by a medico and social activist, (Dr) Shwetha Shetty, and ... Read More »