Wednesday , 24 October 2018

National News

How private entity given mandate to maintain Red Fort, ask oppn parties

PTI NEW DELHI Opposition parties on Saturday questioned the government’s move to allow a private entity to maintain the iconic Red Fort, days after a corporate house signed an agreement with the tourism ministry under its ‘Adopt a Heritage’ project. The Dalmia Bharat Group, under the memorandum of understanding, would maintain the 17th century monument and build basic infrastructure around ... Read More »

Govt to hold detailed probe into Rahul plane incident: Prabhu

PTI   NEW DELHI The government on Friday ordered a detailed inquiry into the plane incident involving Congress president Rahul Gandhi and said appropriate action would be taken in case anything was “found wanting”. Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said, “As soon as I heard about this issue, I directed the DGCA to conduct a detailed inquiry and to find ... Read More »

Rahul mocks Modi on China visit, asks where his ‘56 inch’ chest has gone

PTI   KARNATAKA Taking a swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his China visit, Congress president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday he would remain silent on the Doklam issue during his talks with President Xi Jinping, and wondered where his ‘56 inch chest’ has gone. He also slammed Modi over his “silence” on alleged corruption by BJP leaders, including ... Read More »

Donkey issued hall ticket to write exam in JK

SRINAGAR Two years after a cow was issued an admit card to write an examination in Jammu and Kashmir, a hall ticket has apparently been issued to a donkey to appear for a recruitment test for naib tehsildars. A prankster seems to have got an “admit card” issued by Jammu and Kashmir Services Selection Board in the name of ‘Kachur ... Read More »

Shame on him, proud of my beautiful brown skin, Diana Hayden’s retort to Tripura CM

PTI NEW DELHI Diana Hayden has slammed Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb for criticising her 1997 win at the Miss World pageant, saying it is “hurtful” as it exposes how Indians stigmatise the brown skin when in fact they should be proud of it. The actor said she has been fighting the stereotypical mindset, which gives preference to ‘light ... Read More »

Congress known for treating judiciary unfairly: Prasad

PTI   NEW DELHI Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Thursday slammed the Congress for attacking the Modi government over the stalling of the appointment of Justice K M Joseph to the Supreme Court, alleging that it was the opposition party which had a “record” of meting out “unfair treatment” to the judiciary. In a fresh confrontation with the judiciary, ... Read More »

Govt bound to appoint Justice K Joseph if collegium reiterates: experts

NEW DELHI The government would be bound to appoint Uttarakhand High Court Chief Justice K M Joseph as a Supreme Court judge if the collegium reiterates its recommendation, legal experts opine. Former High Court judges S N Dhingra, Ajit Sinha and senior advocates Vikas Singh and Dushyant Dave were concurrent in their opinion that it would be binding on the ... Read More »

Hugs not good enough for US visas, tweets Rahul in jibe at Modi

PTI   NEW DELHI Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday described the proposed US visa rules as a “huge setback” for India, and in a jibe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there were “some things a hug can buy”, but for visas “you’re on your own”. Gandhi’s remarks come amid Trump administration’s plan to propose to end giving work ... Read More »

Raping girls no sin for ‘Brahmgyani’ like him, believed Asaram

PTI   JODHPUR Asaram believed that sexual exploitation of girls is not a sin for ‘Brahmgyani’ or a highly enlightened person, a prosecution witness had deposed to the court during the trial that ended on Wednesday in a life-long jail term to the self-styled godman. Asaram also used to take medicines to increase sexual prowess, said prosecution witness Rahul K ... Read More »

SC judges urge CJI to hold full court on issues plaguing judiciary

PTI   NEW DELHI Two senior judges of the Supreme Court, Justices Ranjan Gogoi and M B Lokur, have urged the Chief Justice of India to hold a full court to discuss the institutional issues plaguing the higher judiciary. The letter was written a day before Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu rejected the opposition impeachment notice against Chief Justice of ... Read More »