Friday , 16 November 2018

National News

Opposition blinded by lust for power: Modi

IANS   SHAHJAHANPUR Flush with a decisive victory in the no-confidence vote in the Lok Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday tore into the opposition parties, alleging that their leaders were “blinded by lust for power”. He said that when a dal (party) joins another dal (party) then it becomes dal-dal (swamp). “Where there is a lot of dal-dal, ... Read More »

Sri Lanka is India’s trusted partner in South Asia: PM

PTI   NEW DELHI Describing Sri Lanka as India’s trusted partner in South Asia and the Indian Ocean region, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said the two countries can work together to translate their vision of shared progress into reality. Addressing an event to expand Emergency Ambulance Service across the entire island nation of Sri Lanka with Indian assistance, he ... Read More »

Remains of 1968 aircraft crash victim recovered

IANS SHIMLA A mountaineering expedition has located the wreckage and mortal remains of a victim who, along with 98 army personnel and four crew members, was killed in an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft crash in Himachal Pradesh’s icy terrain 50 years ago, officials said on Saturday. The IAF AN-12 aircraft crashed on the 17,400-feet high Dhakka Glacier in the ... Read More »

WhatsApp brings curbs

PTI   NEW DELHI Under pressure to stop rumours and fake news triggering a spate of horrific lynching incidents, WhatsApp on Friday announced curbs on its service in India including limiting forwarding messages to five chats at once. In a statement, Whatsapp said that it is launching a test to limit forwarding on the app. In addition, it said it ... Read More »

Pothole-ridden Mumbai-Goa highway under HC scanner

PTI   MUMBAI The Bombay High Court on Friday  directed the Maharashtra government to clarify who was responsible for the maintenance and repair work of the Mumbai-Goa national highway. A bench of Justices A S Oka and R I Chagla also asked the state government to inform the court of the steps it had taken, either to repair the potholes ... Read More »

Modi govt defeats no-confidence motion comfortably

PTI   NEW DELHI In a blistering rebuttal, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday  mocked Congress president Rahul Gandhi for gesturing him to stand from the seat before the now-famous hug, saying the Congress leader was in a hurry to unseat him and grab the Prime Minister’s chair, as he dubbed the no-trust vote an act of “arrogance”. Modi also ... Read More »

Collegium recommends Justice Joseph, 2 more judges for SC

IANS   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court collegium on Friday reiterated its recommendation to elevate Justice K M Joseph – the Chief Justice of Uttarakhand High Court – to the Supreme Court. Besides separately reiterating the recommendation of Justice Joseph, it also recommended the elevation of Madras High Court Chief Justice, Justice Indira Banarjee and Justice Vineet Saran – the ... Read More »

Rahul’s speech, hug to PM: BJP calls it immature

PTI   NEW DELHI Congress chief Rahul Gandhi’s speech and his hug to Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday found support from opposition parties, including the RJD and the AAP, even as the BJP termed it an “immature” act. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said the prime minister often hugged the heads of foreign countries so what was wrong with Gandhi ... Read More »

Nigerian boy gets new lease of life in Delhi

IANS   NEW DELHI An eight-year-old boy from Nigeria who was suffering from a rare life-threatening condition underwent a surgery here in which a portion of his heart was resected in order to correct an abnormal enlargement. Bako (name changed) was suffering from a Double Chamber RV (DCRV) with Ventricular  septal defect (VSD). VSD or hole in the heart, a ... Read More »

Rahul’s allegations ‘absolutely wrong’: Nirmala

IANS NEW DELHI Terming Congress President Rahul Gandhi’s allegations over the Rafale fighter jets deal with France as “absolutely wrong”, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the bilateral agreement was signed during the UPA time and carried a secrecy clause. “On the secrecy clause…It is an agreement that was signed during the previous government on January 25, 2008. The agreement of ... Read More »