Wednesday , 27 March 2019

National News

‘India must limit global warming increase to 1.5 degrees’

NEW DELHI: Even with an increase of little over one degree Celsius in global warming, India is being battered by the worst climate extremes. It is clear that the situation is going to worsen with an 1.5 degrees increase, and hence India must quickly get its act together — now, environmentalists cautioned on Monday. Please like & share: Read More »

16 Naxals arrested in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Sixteen Naxals, five of them suspected to be involved in a deadly attack on a CRPF team last year, were arrested from Sukma district of Chhattisgarh, police said Monday. Please like & share: Read More »

NGT disposes plea alleging Delhi police defaulted in paying water bills

PTI   NEW DELHI The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has disposed of a plea  that claimed the city police had not paid water bills to the tune of over Rs 232 crore. The green panel disposed of the plea after it was informed that the amount had already been paid to the Delhi Pollution Control Committee (DPCC). A bench headed ... Read More »

India follows an independent policy, says Army Chief

PTI   NEW DELHI Amid fears of U S sanctions over the S-400 deal with Russia, Army Chief Bipin Rawat Sunday asserted that India follows an independent policy and was also keen on getting the Kamov helicopters and other weapon systems from Moscow. India and Russia on Friday signed a multi-billion-dollar deal to procure the S-400 Trimuf S-400 air defence ... Read More »

Congress faces tough challenge in Mizoram Assembly polls

PTI   AIZAWL After being in power for two consecutive terms, internal squabbles and anti-incumbency factor are making the situation difficult for the Congress in Mizoram which is expected to face a tough challenge from the Mizo National Front in the upcoming Assembly polls. Mizoram goes to poll on November 28. Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Saturday alleged that his ... Read More »

LS elections: Congress confident of emergence of mahagathbandhan

PTI   NEW DELHI The Congress said on Sunday the collapse of its seat-sharing talks with the BSP for the upcoming state polls will not affect attempts to forge a ‘mahagathbandhan’ (grand alliance) of Opposition parties against the BJP for the Lok Sabha elections. Congress spokesperson Pawan Khera, however, asserted that the party’s leadership had gone with its state units’ ... Read More »

Putin seeks India’s experience on GST implementation

UNI   NEW DELHI Of all the critical issues they discussed during the two-day high level interactions between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin, latter has sought Mr Modi’s words of wisdom and India’s experience with the Goods and Services Tax, which he plans to implement in his country. During their meeting, while Mr Modi flagged ... Read More »

Congress doing vote bank politics: PM

IANS   AJMER Accusing the Congress of working for only one family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attacked the party alleging that it was doing vote bank politics and kept spreading lies. Addressing a public meeting here, the Prime Minister also hit out at the Congress for questioning the surgical strike that demonstrated the valour of the Indian armed ... Read More »

More steps likely to cut current account deficit: Jaitley

IANS   NEW DELHI Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Saturday the government was trying its best to narrow down the current account deficit (CAD) and more steps were likely in that direction. He said while the government had already taken a series of steps, including cutting its borrowings by Rs 70,000 crore, doing away with withholding tax on masala ... Read More »