Monday , 16 July 2018

National News

Several Congress leaders are on bail, party is a ‘bail gaadi’: PM

PTI   JAIPUR Launching a scathing attack on the Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said the opposition party was now being called a ‘bail gaadi’ as several of its leaders were out on bail. “Several leaders who are called stalwarts of the Congress and former ministers are out on bail these days,” Modi said at a public rally here, ... Read More »

Entrepreneurship should drive economy in new India: Prabhu

IANS   KOLKATA New India should have an economy driven by entrepreneurship and innovation, Union Commerce and Industries Minister Suresh Prabhu said here on Saturday, cautioning that the debate between public and private sectors should be judged solely by national interest and not by ideological considerations. “In new India, we must make sure India should be the dominant economy of ... Read More »

Parliament is right forum to discuss one nation, one election: CPI

IANS   NEW DELHI The Communist Party of India (CPI) on Saturday questioned the Law Commission’s move to holding consultations on simultaneous polls to Lok Sabha and state assemblies, saying the Parliament is the only forum to discuss the issue. Talking to reporters after attending the meeting, CPI National Secretary Atul Kumar Anjan said Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s concept of ... Read More »

Plans to bring down emission levels of old power plants to national standards

PTI NEW DELHI Starting next year, India has planned to bring down emission levels of all old power plants to national standards by 2022, a top Environment Ministry official has said. Union Environment Secretary C K Mishra also said that “very old” plants in the country might be closed down. “When it comes to addressing climate change issues, the first ... Read More »

Three civilians die in Army firing in J&K

PTI   SRINAGAR Three civilians, including a girl, were killed and two others injured on Saturday when Army personnel opened fire during clashes with stone-pelting protesters in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kulgam district, the police said. This afternoon, a group of miscreants pelted stones at an Army patrol which was passing through Hawoora Mishipora area of Kulgam in south Kashmir, a ... Read More »

India now seen as a shining star, says Modi

IANS   NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that India is now seen as a shining star in the world and is associated with fast economic growth and honest, transparent governance. Addressing the 8th International Convention of Saurashtra Patel Cultural Samaj, being held in California this year, through video conference, he appealed to the NRI community to ... Read More »

Chief Justice is master of roster: Apex court

IANS   New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday reiterated that the Chief Justice alone was the “master of roster” and have powers to allocate cases to different benches. It also cautioned against any “tinkering” as it could hurt the independence of the judiciary. “Although the Constitution is silent on the role of the Chief Justice as ‘master of roster’ ... Read More »

Rajasthan misusing funds for Modi’s visit: Congress

IANS   JAIPUR With the Rajasthan government making hectic preparations to make Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Jaipur visit a success, the Congress has slammed the government for wasting funds. According to information, Modi will visit Jaipur on Saturday where he will interact with beneficiaries of seven Central government and five state government flagship schemes. Former Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot called ... Read More »

India, Bhutan discuss strengthening of development partnership

IANS   NEW DELHI As India and Bhutan mark 50 years of diplomatic ties this year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Bhutanese counterpart Tshering Tobgay on Friday discussed ways for strengthening the development partnership between the two countries. “Good discussion on further strengthening cooperation in development partnership,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar tweeted following delegation-level talks led by ... Read More »

Govt not serious about cybercrime: Congress

IANS   MUMBAI Congress leader Priyanka Chaturvedi, who recently faced cyber bullying recently on Twitter, said on Thursday the Narendra Modi-led Central government is not serious on the issue of cybercrime. A so-called ‘Hindu Nationalist’ had threatened on Twitter to rape Chaturvedi’s daughter following which she filed a complaint with the Mumbai as well as the Delhi Police. “I was ... Read More »