Sunday , 18 November 2018

National News

BJP leader files criminal defamation complaint against Tharoor

IANS   NEW DELHI A BJP leader on Saturday filed a criminal defamation complaint against Congress Lok Sabha member Shashi Tharoor for his comment that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is “a scorpion seated on a Shivling” and sought Rs 5 crore as compensation. Bhartiya Janata Party leader Rajeev Babbar who has filed the complaint told the Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate ... Read More »

Maharashtra’s man-eater tigress shot dead

IANS   NAGPUR Avni, a five-year old alleged man-eater tigress who had created terror in Maharashtra’s Vidarbha forests, was shot dead on Saturday in Yavatmal district. The search operation came after nearly three months of a massive tigress-hunt along with trap cameras, drones, a pack of trained sniffer dogs and a hang-glider along with a team of forest department officials ... Read More »

Cong leader demands CBI probe into Assam killings

PTI GUWAHATI Veteran Congress leader Tarun Gogoi on Friday demanded a CBI enquiry into the killing of five persons by unidentified gunmen at Dhola in Tinsukia district. Addressing a press conference here, the former chief minister said the Assam government has totally failed on the law and order front and a fear psychosis has gripped the entire state. There is ... Read More »

SC to examine plea for CBI probe against Rajasthan CM, her MP son

PTI   NEW DELHI The Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a plea seeking a CBI probe against Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and her son for allegedly receiving compensation of Rs 1.97 crore by selling a piece of government land to NHAI for widening of a national highway in 2010. A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and ... Read More »

Why not topple govt if agitation needed for Ram temple: Uddhav to RSS

PTI MUMBAI Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray said on Friday the RSS should bring down the Narendra Modi government if it felt the need to launch an agitation for the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh said earlier Friday that it would not hesitate to launch an agitation on the issue, if needed. Speaking to ... Read More »

Law against sexual harassment at workplace inadequate: NCW Chairperson

IANS   NEW DELHI Despite women taking to the social media to talk about sexual harassment faced at the workplace which has compelled a number of prominent individuals, including politicians and journalists, to step down from their positions, the present law is not strong enough to tackle the emerging #MeToo cases, National Commission for Women (NCW) chairperson Rekha Sharma has ... Read More »

Kejriwal moves EC over deletion of voters’ names

IANS   NEW DELHI Ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday alleged that names of lakhs of voters had been axed from electoral rolls in Delhi and blamed the BJP for it. In a letter to Election Commissioner O.P. Rawat, Kejriwal said that most people whose names have been deleted exist and the ... Read More »

No extra-territorial ambitions: Army Chief

PTI   NEW DELHI India has no extra-territorial ambitions, but its aim is to enure a conducive external and internal security environment for unhindered economic progress and socio-political development, Army chief General Bipin Rawat said Thursday. Contested sovereignty of maritime territories pose a major challenge in East Asia and the South China Sea and these disputed maritime boundaries are threatening ... Read More »

Naidu drums up support for anti-BJP front ahead of 2019

PTI NEW DELHI Aiming to forge an anti-BJP front ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu Thursday met heads of several opposition parties, including Rahul Gandhi, and termed his party’s alliance with the Congress a “democratic compulsion” to protect the country. Addressing a joint press conference, Gandhi and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) president ... Read More »

BJP MP Rakesh Sinha to bring pvt member Bill for Ram temple

PTI   NEW DELHI Amid a growing chorus from saffron outfits for an ordinance on construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya, BJP MP Rakesh Sinha on Thursday said he will bring a private member’s Bill in this regard and asked opposition leaders including Congress chief Rahul Gandhi whether they will support it. Sinha said the onus is now on the ... Read More »