Tuesday , 25 September 2018

National News

International Nurses’ Day: President calls nurses ‘true nation-builders’

PTI   NEW DELHI President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday, on International Nurses’ Day, lauded the dedication and contribution of nurses to the nation and stressed on the need for strengthening the nursing sector. He also conferred the prestigious Florence Nightingale awards to 35 nurses for their outstanding services at a function at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. “Nurses play a very important ... Read More »

SC collegium sticks to its guns on Justice Joseph

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court collegium on Friday agreed in principle to reiterate its recommendation for elevating Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph as a judge of the apex court, almost three weeks after it was returned by the Centre. Justice Joseph had headed the bench in the Uttarakhand High Court that had quashed the Narendra ... Read More »

Jinnah a ‘mahapurush’: BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule

PTI   BAHRAICH Amid a row over Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s portrait at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), local BJP MP Savitri Bai Phule, who has been vocally critical of the government over Dalit issues, has termed the founder of Pakistan a ‘mahapurush’ (great personality), causing embarrassment to her party. She alleged that the Jinnah controversy was being raked up to ... Read More »

Tagore rejected Nobel, says Tripura CM, draws flak

PTI   AGARTALA Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb came in for fresh criticism after he said Rabindranath Tagore had rejected his Nobel prize in protest against the British government. The opposition was quick to react to the Chief Minister’s folly. Tagore never returned the Nobel Prize for Literature, which was conferred on him for his work ‘Gitanjali’ in 1913. ... Read More »

IPS officer Himanshu Roy commits suicide

PTI   MUMBAI Senior Maharashtra IPS officer Himanshu Roy, who was battling cancer, on Friday allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself at his residence here, the police said. The Mumbai police, citing his suicide note, said the 1988-batch Indian Police Service officer took the extreme step “out of frustration” due to his illness. “Roy was on medical leave for the ... Read More »

Vitriol-filled campaign for Karnataka elections ends

BENGALURU: The vitriol-filled campaign for the Karnataka assembly elections ended on Thursday with top leaders of the BJP and Congress, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi, making a last-gasp effort to sway the voters in a likely cliffhanger. Please like & share: Read More »

SC stays Calcutta HC order on W Bengal panchayat polls

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday stayed the Calcutta High Court order asking the West Bengal State Election Commission to accept nomination papers filed through e-mail for contesting the panchayat elections in the state. Please like & share: Read More »

Sena bound to have concern for me, spent 25 years with them: Bhujbal

MUMBAI: Senior Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Chhagan Bhujbal, who was granted bail in a money laundering case, Thursday said the Shiv Sena was bound to have some concern about his health as he had been with the saffron party for 25 years. He said NCP chief Sharad Pawar was the first to call him after he came out of ... Read More »

Sound of bees to keep elephants off rail tracks creating a buzz

GUWAHATI: The sound of honeybees downloaded from the internet to keep elephants away from railway tracks has created quite a buzz after the novel idea introduced by the Northeast Frontier Railway brought down the number of accidents. Please like & share: Read More »