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NRC a ‘base document’ for future, says CJI

New Delhi : Chief Justice of India (CJI) Ranjan Gogoi, on Sunday, strongly defended the current exercise of National Register of Citizens (NRC) in Assam, saying it would be a base document for future and was urgently needed as prior to it there was “guesswork” on the number of illegal immigrants in the state that had fuelled fear and a …

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WhatsApp alerted Priyanka about possible hacking: Cong

New Delhi: The Congress, on Sunday, claimed its leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had received a message from WhatsApp informing her that her phone was suspected to have been hacked and accused the government of being involved in a “surveillance racket”, but the ruling BJP hit back saying the opposition party was imagining things that don’t exist. As the political row …

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Will have our CM soon: Sena

Mumbai: Political wrangling over the formation of government in Maharashtra continued on Sunday even 10 days after the assembly poll verdict gave enough numbers to the BJP and the Shiv Sena which are unable to bury their differences over power sharing, a delay resulting into churning out of various speculations about likely political re-alignments. For the record, the Sena on …

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Cong to stage state-wide protests from Nov 4-14 on economic slowdown

Bengaluru: Congress in Karnataka on Sunday said it would organise state-wide protests from November 4 to 14 on the economic situation in the country, which it described as being “in an ICU” as it accused the Modi government of pushing the country towards a ‘financial emergency.’ The party also warned the union government against signing the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership …

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Unseasonal rains destroy crops on 30 lakh hectares in Marathwada

Aurangabad: Crops on at least 30 lakh hectares in the entire Marathwada region in Maharashtra got destroyed due to unseasonal rains over the last one month, as per preliminary assessment of the situation. The havoc caused by rains severely affected farmers in the region comprising eight districts. The fury of nature was a kind of a double whammy for agriculturists …

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Deep sea mission: ISRO design for crew module ready, says secretary

Chennai: India’s ambition to send men to the deep sea in a submersible vehicle appears to be one step closer to fruition with ISRO successfully developing a design for its crew module, a sphere shaped capsule. “The design for the manned submersible’s sphere has been successfully developed by ISRO. Now it has to be certified and then we will go …

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SBI to auction Rs 700 crore NPAs this month

New Delhi: State Bank of India will auction NPAs worth Rs 700 crore this month to recover its dues from those borrowers. There will be three auctions in the month and the total amount outstanding is Rs 700.34 crore, according to SBI’s auction plan . Ludhiana-based Regency Aqua Electro & Hotel Resorts Pvt. Ltd. and Kolkata-based Lovely International Pvt. Ltd. …

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Lawyers, cops clash at Delhi’s Tis Hazari Court

PTI New Delhi Lawyers and police personnel clashed at the Tis Hazari Court complex in New Delhi on Saturday afternoon during which nine police vehicles were vandalised, officials said. Lawyers alleged that two of their colleagues were injured, including one in police firing, but the police denied that it had opened fire. Bar Associations condemned the incident and called a …

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Impasse continues in Maharashtra

PTI Mumbai The deadlock over government formation in Maharashtra continued on Saturday with the Shiv Sena, which wants the chief minister’s post, alternately hardening and softening its stand, and the ally BJP playing the waiting game. The saffron allies, which secured a comfortable majority in the October 21 assembly polls, are yet to start formal talks for thrashing out the …

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Not ‘rubber stamp governor’ to ‘sign on dotted line’: Bedi

PTI New Delhi/Puducherry Puducherry Lt Governor Kiran Bedi on Saturday said Chief Minister V Narayanasamy should not expect her to be a “rubber stamp governor” whose job is to only “sign on the dotted line”, days after his “demon” remarks against her. “The Chief Minister is unable to accept an administrator who is applying her mind on a case-to-case basis …

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