Breaking News

National News

Mulayam admitted to Medanta in Gurugram

Gurugram: Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav was shifted to the Medanta Hospital in Gurugram, after his health deteriorated. Yadav was taken to Gurugram in a chartered flight on Monday night. On Sunday, the Samajwadi leader had been admitted to the Lohia Hospital in Lucknow after he complained of uneasiness and weakness. The doctors found his sugar levels were high …

Read More »

2 Kerala priests get anticipatory bail in forgery case

Kochi:  Two senior Catholic priests attached to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Kerala on Tuesday secured anticipatory bail in the fake document case against Cardinal George Alencherry. The two priests — Paul Thelekat and Antony Kalokaran — were being questioned for the past one week for allegedly forging documentS against the Cardinal in order to defame him.  The police team …

Read More »

Modi to have bilateral discussions with Macron ahead of G7 summit

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to France in August to attend the outreach session of the G7 summit will be preceded by a bilateral engagement with French President Emmanuel Macron, French Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Jean Baptiste Lemoyne said on Monday. Lemoyne said on the sidelines of an event here that President Macron and Prime Minister …

Read More »

Noted playwright-actor Girish Karnad passes away at 81

Bengaluru: Renowned playwright, actor and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad, who left his indelible mark in the world of literature, theatre and cinema spanning five decades, passed away at his residence here Monday after prolonged illness, his family said. A multi-hyphenate personality, who often courted controversies for his fearless vocal stance on several issues, Karnad, 81, is survived by wife Saraswathi, …

Read More »

Governor meets PM, Shah amid Bengal violence

New Delhi:  Amid continuing violence in West Bengal following the Lok Sabha  elections, West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra  Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah and apprised them of the situation in the state.  “I have met the Prime Minister and the Home Minister. It was a courtesy call. I informed them  about the …

Read More »

TMC sees MHA advisory as conspiracy

Kolkata: The Trinamool Congress on Monday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah alleging that the MHA advisory to the West Bengal government is a “deep-rooted conspiracy” by the BJP and an “evil ploy to grab power” in Opposition-ruled states. The BJP, however, termed the allegations baseless and claimed that the law-and-order situation in the state has completely broken down. …

Read More »

EC declines to share details of poll code violations by PM, others

New Delhi: The Election Commission has declined to share details on alleged poll code violations by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other politicians during the Lok Sabha election campaign and subsequent clean chits given to them, saying compilation of the information would disproportionately divert its resources. In a reply to an RTI query, the poll body also declined to provide …

Read More »

France hails PM’s call for global meet on terror

New Delhi: France on Monday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s proposal for a global conference to tackle the threat of terrorism, saying the fight against terror is at the heart of its priorities. Minister of State for Europe and Foreign Affairs of France Jean Baptiste Lemoyne made the remarks on the sidelines of an interaction with Indian alumni of French …

Read More »

Delay in monsoon pushes rainfall deficiency to 45%

PTI New Delhi A delay in the arrival of monsoon has pushed the country’s rainfall deficiency in the first nine days of June to 45 per cent, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said. Monsoon made an onset over Kerala on June 8, a week after its normal arrival date. This has also delayed its arrival in different parts of the …

Read More »

Bengal cops stop BJP leaders from taking workers’ bodies to party office

PTI Sandeshkhali Warring parties, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Trinamool Congress (TMC), Sunday continued to blame each other for violence in Sandeshkhali, even as bodies of three persons were recovered and several others remained ‘missing’. The BJP tried to take the bodies of two of its supporters to party office in Kolkata from Basirhat in North 24 Parganas …

Read More »