Sunday, January 17, 2021

National News


MCD councillors, officers living like lords, while COVID-19 workers do not get pay: HC

PTI New Delhi The Delhi High Court Friday said it intends to stop all non-essential, discretionary...

Governments can come and go but cultural nationalism is here to stay

IANS New Delhi On Friday, when President Ramnath Kovind donated Rs 5 lakh in personal capacity...

Allegation against Dhananjay Munde serious: NCP

PTI Mumbai Amid demand for the resignation of Maharashtra Minister Dhananjay Munde, accused of rape by...

Charismatic performance by Army has boosted country’s morale: Rajnath

PTI Lucknow Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, on Saturday, said the Indian Army has boosted the morale...


EC to consider Army chief appointment issue

NEW DELHI: The Election Commission Saturday said it will consider the issue of the appointment of the next Army chief at a meeting of its top brass next week.

PM condemns Assam violence; promises steps to restore peace

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Saturday condemned the “cowardly” terror attack in Assam that has claimed several lives and said the Centre will take all measures to maintain law and order and restore peace there.

Judicial panel on snoopgate by May 16: Centre

NEW DELHI: Government Friday re-ignited the ‘snoopgate’ issue allegedly involving Narendra Modi by asserting that a judicial commission to probe it will be in place by May 16, evoking an

Rahul tells party he’d rather sit out than support Third Front

NEW DELHI: With opinion polls predicting a Congress drubbing in the Lok Sabha elections, senior party functionaries, including a minister, say Rahul Gandhi would prefer to sit in the opposition and rebuild the organisation rather than stitch up a government with the help of multiple parties. 

Victory hopes dim, AAP’S state units are in disarray

NEW DELHI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) went big this Lok Sabha election fielding more than 400 candidates across the country. But its units in states like Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat, where the party is unlikely to open an account, are in disarray and could face split or exodus of its members after the results are declared on May 16. 

Defying age, Virbhadra boosts Congress campaign

NANKHARI/RAMPUR BUSHAHR: He is a few days shy of turning 80 but when it comes to campaigning hard Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh can still give young leaders in his party a run for their money. 

Women, youth power push up turnout by 140 million over ’09

NEW DELHI : Propelled by the high octane poll campaign by leaders of all parties, women and youth have registered record turnouts in 438 Lok Sabha constituencies where polling was over by the seventh phase on Wednesday, Election Commission (EC) officials said.

I demolished Jaitley’s strategy to sell his national image, says Amarinder

CHANDIGARH: For this erstwhile maharaja, it was as gruelling as it could get. It has been five weeks of nerve-wracking poll campaign in a constituency that grabbed national media


IFFI begins in COVID times

The 51st edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) that is in hybrid mode this year, was inaugurated yesterday. NT...

20 Wiki regrets

Frederick Noronha A few days ago, on Friday, January 15, Wikipedia celebrated its 20th birthday. Some youngsters might find...

Suffer the children

Luis Dias To many of us growing up, fado was synonymous with Amália Rodrigues. Apart from one solitary 45...

The New Christian Bramhan Nobiliarchy

Tensing Rodrigues Could it be a mere chance that the new Christian bramhan nobiliarchy that arose within the first...