Thursday, Oct 30, 2014
BJP leader Thakur invites CM Manjhi to join 'Dalit-friendly' BJP

BJP leader Thakur invites CM Manjhi to join 'Dalit-friendly' BJP

With former CM Nitish Kumar all set to embark on Sampark Yatra from 13 November to "reinstate his position as supreme JD (U) leader", Manjhi has been trying to position himself as a Dalit leader.

Satyam case verdict likely on December 23
Satyam case verdict likely on December 23

Special judge B V L N Chakravarthi fixed December 23 for pronouncement of the much-awaited judgement.

News reports do not reflect spirit of my CAG meet speech: Arun Jaitley
News reports do not reflect spirit of my CAG meet speech: Arun Jaitley

News reports of my speech at the CAG conference do not accurately reflect the spirit of my speech, Jaitley posted on FB.

Chhath puja in Ahmedabad reflects class divide
Chhath puja in Ahmedabad reflects class divide

Chhath puja reflected two Bihars in Gujarat - one that almost runs its govt and another of daily wagers.

A little irony: Don’t hype to hit  headlines, Jaitley advises CAG

DoT has reported a notional loss of Rs 1.76 lakh crore on allocation of 2G spectrum.

Shiv Sena ministers unlikely to join govt in Maharashtra tomorrow

Rudy said BJP has accepted NCP's offer of outside support in the larger interest of development of Maharashtra.

BJP trying to create unrest in WB: Trinamool Congress

Police said the BJP leaders were arrested as they tried to enter the village violating prohibitory orders.

Devotees offer prayers on Chhath Puja ghat

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Devotees offer prayers on Chhath Puja ghat

Nilofar to hit western Rajasthan by evening: MeT

Cyclone's eye was still to touch Gujarat's Kutch area and its front area would be spreading in western region of Rajasthan.

Nitin Gadkari to launch Electronic Toll Collection system tomorrow

Minister of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari will launch the new system on Thursday.

Kerala Govt to procure e-waste menace by paying money per kilo

Rupees five will be paid for each kilo gram of e-waste collected.

Work begins for Fadnavis,  gets briefing from officials

Top bureaucrats from other departments, including Industries, are expected to brief the new government later this week.

Court asks CBI why it didn’t follow rules during search

Agency had accused RAW officials, pvt firm of irregularities; it didn’t record statements of witnesses to raids.

First consignments of rice enter Aizawl godowns; FCI plans to import from Myanmar remains in limbo

Ahead of the six month railway mega-block that will cut off vital supplies to two North-Eastern states, the first consignment of rice enter Aizawl godowns..

PCBs a ‘failure’, SC hands Ganga to green tribunal

Your story is a complete story of failure, frustration and disaster. It will take another 50 years if the task is left to you.

Woman seeks maternity leave after begetting child through surrogacy

The petitioner is employed with the Kerala Livestock Development Board under the Animal Husbandry Department.

BJP membership drive to focus on party expansion from Kerala to West Bengal

The membership drive to be started will be focused on expanding party base in eastern-southern belt from Kerala to West Bengal.

BJP may ask leaders to quit ‘unproductive posts’ in Punjab govt

The austerity measure is seen as an attempt to put pressure on SAD to do the same.

Stalin meets Vaiko, fuels alliance speculation

Refusing to comment on any specific conversation at the meeting, he said both leaders exchanged pleasantries.

Kerala Congress revolt against Governor Sathasivam

Congress vice-president said that the governor's pro-active role in the operation of universities infringed upon the power of the govt.

Once Raje aide, Lalit Modi now targets her ‘coterie’

Kamthan and Bhardwaj refused to comment on the issue.

Raje accommodates RSS, as long as it suits her too

Kataria becomes Home Minister, two more RSS-backed MLAs share education, another gets 6 portfolios.

Munawad used to like and comment on posts of jihadi groups.

A petition sent by the academics also rued that Krishnamurthy did not meet the UGC criteria to become V-C.

The order was passed by a bench of Justices Ranjan Gogoi and Rohinton F Nariman after it accepted majority of recommendations by a court-appointed panel.

Those acquitted include Adambhai Ajmeri, Abdul Qaiyum and Chand Khan, all of whom were serving a death penalty before the SC verdict.

The Centre is set to take a call on the post of CBI chief next week and Prakash Mishra is considered a frontrunner.

Spooked by economic impact, Kerala to go slow on flex board ban

Kerala has 1,800 flex printing units with at least 10 workers each

To prevent repeat of Gandhi Maidan, Bihar govt gears up with CCTVs and forces at Chhath Puja ghats

All 38 Bihar district magistrates and SPs had been asked to personally monitor security and crowd management at the ghats.

Report on black money will be submitted on time: Justice M B Shah

Shah, a retired Supreme Court judge, said investigation in these cases is not easy.

All foreign bank accounts will be assessed by March 2015: AG Mukul Rohatgi on black money case

"After that we shall request them (SIT) to submit the report in the court by November 30," the AG said.

Tripura High Court asks for explanation why FIR was not registered in rural scheme scam

The opposition Congress had this Monday filed a PIL asking for a CBI probe into the Bishalgarh RD Block financial scam.

YSR Congress activist held for Facebook post on cyclone Hudhud

Officials informed that he posted 'irresponsible', 'anti-people' comments on Facebook after the natural disaster hit the region.

ED takes chit fund group chief Prashant Das on 14-day remand

Das was arrested from Mumbai on June 19, 2013 and is named in 37 cheating cases across the state.

TRS’s statehood martyrs, once 2,000, now 459

Opposition parties, have accused the TRS government of playing with the emotions of the people who made sacrifices.

J&K: Two more militants killed in Handwara encounter

The militants opened fire on the search party at 0645 hours on Tuesday, drawing retaliation, police said.

Mamata Banerjee plans to turn Sybderbans into world-class tourist destination

The idea behind this is to attract the industrialists to invest in fields like infrastructural development and tourism in the area.

44 out of 122: Vidarbha puts BJP on fine line

Statehood is a promise to keep, but region may also ask why govt can’t address its issues from Mumbai.

Myanmar national, a divorced mother of three, dies in road accident

The other four injured are currently being taken care of at the hospital and are said to be out of danger.

Rajsthan State Election Commission announces dates for 46 civic bodies

Over 63.09 lakh electors will cast their votes at 6,135 polling booths in 1696 wards, officials said.

New schemes for old in Akhilesh govt’s balance sheet

The UP government is set to launch a grand new scheme, Samajwadi Pension Yojana worth Rs 2,424 crore.

Will wait till new CM takes oath, says Sena on supporting BJP in Maharashtra

Senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Josh told reporters that he had general discussions with the party chief and they did not discuss politics.

Madras HC imposes fine on state govt for delaying probe on illegal mining

Madras HC fine the Tamil Nadu state government for not implementing its order to appoint IAS officer U Sagayam.

Organisational polls should reinvigorate, rejuvenate the party: Rahul Gandhi

Rahul has been pressing for larger say to grass root workers in the election of party office bearers for long.

Black buck case: Witness identifies Sonali, Neelam, Tabu

So far 10 prosecution witnesses have been produced in the court for cross-examination in relation to the poaching of the two black bucks.

Manohar Lal Khattar: The ‘vulnerable Punjabi’ in an unthinkable post in Haryana

Punjabis constitute about eight per cent of the state’s population, they are a can’t-be-ignored political constituency.

Bangalore railway station becomes 1st station to have WiFi facility

WiFi facility will be available to the passengers on their mobile phones free of charges, initially for a period of 30 minutes.

NSA visits site, Mamata assures assistance

The NSA visit comes 25 days after the blast. The entire team also had a brief meeting with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Six children drown in pond in Saharsa during Chhath Puja preparations

Police said the incident took place inside the premises of a petrol pump at Sadar police station area.

More than 1500 people diagnosed with tuberculosis in Mizoram

42 people have been identified as patients suffering from both TB and HIV.

Two held for rape of 76-year old woman in Nagaland

Hundreds of women took part in a protest march in Kohima on Monday demanding speedy justice to the ill-fated woman.

High-level functionary of political party's youth wing arrested in Rs 20 lakh extortion bid

The party worker has been arrested for threatening an Aizawl resident to pay Rs 20 lakh. However, the ZNP denied its involvement.

Ladakh organises inter school competitions to celebrate spirit of Indian army

The celebrations commenced with an inter school competition including football, volleyball, handball matches.

Woman trampled to death while posing for a photo with an elephant in Kerala

While standing near the elephant, she was hit by its trunk and fell down in between the animal legs.

Court asks Kerala police to explain crime of Swiss national who attended Maoist meet

Baud, a student of International Economic History in Geneva, was arrested from Triprayar in Thrissur on July 28.

A gold trader with BJP links, a hotelier and miner, a member of a storied business family

Timblo Pvt Ltd donated Rs 1.18 crore to the BJP, and Rs 65 lakh to the Congress over the seven-year period.

CPM in Kasargode district observes bandh against murder of activist

CPI (M) district leadership alleged that BJP was behind the murder, but that party refuted the charge.

Vasundhra Raje expands her council of ministers, inducts 14 new members

This is the first expansion of Cabinet after Raje took over as Chief Minister in December last year.

Opinion & Editorials

Why Modi is likely to oppose instrumental use of riots in politics?

To keep CAD in check, India needs to pay attention to the rising trade deficit in mining, not focus on gold imports.

It is interesting to juxtapose Khan’s popularity with the ‘love jihad’ campaign.

And Modi looks different each time we see him.

Left is flailing. But India’s right also substitutes abstract logic for historical judgement.

An alliance will damage CPM in its remaining bases, put Left unity under strain

When Canada is no longer reassuring, it’s all over

A fortnightly column on the high politics of the Af-Pak region, the fulcrum of global power play in India’s neighbourhood.

He must spell out what he thinks of the nature of state, what it should be

Pakistan and India need to acknowledge their shared stakes in peace in Afghanistan.

The tale of African contribution and Indian receptiveness must be told

De la Renta loved women. And they loved him back.

There are major changes afoot. But they have more to do with politics than policy

Even if villages are on the grid, a political push is needed to get them electricity

By the time Indira Gandhi was hit by tragedy, it was already clear that her family would inherit control of the party and the country.

Beijing wants a secure environment for its investments and an extradition treaty.

The Maharashtra assembly election has again proved that Muslims do not vote as a block

What the Congress has shown is that Dynasty does not work.

The biggest problem Dikshit is facing is climbing the stairs.

PM has repeated often that he believes the government has “no business to be in business”.

Diwali is really when indulgence violates the urban ceiling act.

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