Saturday, Oct 25, 2014
CM Akhilesh Yadav sacks 72 chairmen, advisors of MoS rank

CM Akhilesh Yadav sacks 72 chairmen, advisors of MoS rank

The move comes in the wake of an incident of alleged misbehaviour by father of chairman of the Centre for Remote Sensing with policemen.

Was more keen on rehabilitating flood victims: Omar Abdullah on polls
Was more keen on rehabilitating flood victims: Omar Abdullah on polls

The Election Commission announced a five-phase election to the state assembly beginning November 25.

Congress morale low, Sonia and Rahul must speak more, says Chidambaram
Congress morale low, Sonia and Rahul must speak more, says Chidambaram

The former Finance Minister dismissed suggestions that the party leadership was not talking even to party workers.

Three more women tortured in Assam for allegedly practicing witchcraft
Three more women tortured in Assam for allegedly practicing witchcraft

The three women were beaten up and physically tortured by several men and women until police reached the spot.

Burdwan bomb meant for attacks in Bangla: NIA

NIA issued a statement late night stating that it had completed the initial phase of probe into the bomb blast.

Vigilance books 14 including NMCH medical superintendent in drug scam

The VIB FIR comes close to Jeetan's govt also investigating another bigger drug scam being investigated.

PM, senior BJP leaders to attend Manohar Lal Khattar's swearing-in ceremony

BJP has created history by coming to power on its own for the first time in Haryana, since its inception in 1966.

PM Narendra Modi meets armymen at Sicahen on Diwali

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PM Narendra Modi meets armymen at Sicahen on Diwali

Four of a family stabbed to death in Dehradun

All four persons were killed when they were asleep.

Hold events on Patel’s birth anniversary: UGC to varsities

The initiative may only get a lukewarm response since Diwali vacations are on in several institutes.

Quit drinking, be politically aware: Bihar CM to Dalits

Two days ago, Manjhi also tried to answer his critics on carrying forward the development agenda of Kumar.

Pakistan troops resort to unprovoked shelling, India retaliates

Pakistani troops resorted to unprovoked mortar shelling on forward Indian positions in Balakote sector of Poonch.

The report showed pictures of the cafe and alleged that parking are was being “misused” by young men and women.

Tribe faces extinction due to poaching, tourism.

India wants peace with China but not at cost of honour: Rajnath Singh

Referring to Pakistan, Singh said the neighbouring country should stop firing on border posts and civilian areas.

PM Narendra Modi commends Omar for joining Swachh Bharat campaign

Using brooms, Omar and SMC Commissioner G N Qasba swept the road in Weir Nagar, one of the worst-hit areas in the recent flood.

Interpreter key witness in Russian woman's molestation case: Advocate Vikram Varma

A senior GMCH official said that medical examination had to be conducted because there were bruises on her neck.

Bangalore police book Vibgyor school chairman for suppressing rape incident

The police filed the chargesheet against the chairman of the Vibgyor school and the two staff members at the Varthur branch.

Assam Muslims for speedy, unbiased probe into jihadi activities

Assam Police have arrested six Muslim persons from Barpeta district on October 10 for their alleged links with JMB.

With Lalu attacking JD(U)'s 'weak' governance and Manjhi playing Dalit card, Nitish goes back to yatra politics
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Nitish Kumar is caught between personal ambition of CM Manjhi and "recalcitrance" of Lalu Prasad.

In paddy crisis, an opportunity for Chhattisgarh CM Raman Singh
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The Centre’s directive against paddy bonus has left Chhattisgarh’s Chief Minister Raman Singh almost isolated in the state.

Digvijaya Singh attacks PM Narendra modi over 'one-rank, one-pension' remark

Decision of One Rank One Pension for Defence Personnel was taken 2 years back by UPA Govt, Singh said.

Haryana paanwala gets Rs.132 crore power bill

I use only a light bulb and a fan. This bill is an absolute shocker, said Rajesh who runs a shop in Gohana town.

Congress activist, two Shakeel aides held in plot to murder uncle of BJP MLA from Pune

Police have seized a country made pistol, four live rounds, and a photograph of the target from the accused.

CBI interrogates BJD MP Ramachandra Hansda in chitfund scam

Asked about his involvement in the chitfund scam, Hansda said, "The court will decide who is involved in the scam."

Narendra Modi's Kashmir visit: Highs and lows

Shops and businesses were closed in Kashmir because of the protest by separatist groups against the visit by Narendra Modi.

Pak troops violate ceasefire, target BoPs along IB

BSF said that the firing along the border by Pakistani troops was intended to provoke BSF.

Corruption cases against former Karnataka CM Yeddyurappa, Eshwarappa, family reinstated

On Eshwarappa's side his son K E Kanthesh and daughter in law R Shalini have been named in the corruption complaints.

India stands shoulder-to-shoulder with you: Modi tells soldiers at Siachen

'Am going to Siachen with a message from each and every Indian to our soldiers -- that we stand shoulder to shoulder with you,' he said.

Blackmoney issue: Congress accuses Finance Minister Arun Jaitley of bluffing people

Congress had attacked Narendra Modi during the Lok Sabha campaign on social media under the hashtag 'Feku'.

Murder of 12-year-old girl in Kerala: Father held with lover, their sons

According to police, Benny had been staying away from his wife Julie for the past couple of years.

BJP's Haryana CM-designate an 'agriculturist' by profession

Khattar won the Karnal seat with a margin of 63,736 votes.

Modi visits Siachen to meet soldiers on Diwali

Modi went to Siachen before travelling to Srinagar to spend time with the flood-affected people on the festival of lights.

Come, join politics: Gogoi tells ULFA rebel Paresh Barua

“My appeal to Paresh Barua is – come out and join active electoral politics if you really intend to do something good for the people of Assam,” Gogoi said.

Half-naked woman found bound, gagged in Mizoram church

The police have filed a case against her under IPC section 295-A for deliberating outraging religious feelings.

No homecoming this Diwali

Thousands who had fled from their homes amidst Pak shelling are not willing to return as reports of firing keep pouring in.

These children go to Leh school with a little help from IAF chopper

How five-day trek to school in Leh became 45-minute whirl in the air.

Ceasefire violated twice as Pakistan resorts firing on BoPs in Samba, Jammu

Before this, the ceasefire was violated twice on Oct. 17 along the Line of Control (LoC) in Hamirpur sector of Poonch district.

Sharad Pawar's NCP gets a striking jolt in Pune; left with three seats out of 21
Assembly Polls 2014

Baramati and two other seats are all the party is left with in Pawars’ district of 21 constituencies; heavy blows in Pune city.

Mamata government orders  survey of madrasas

Probing into the Burdwan blast case, NIA, NSG and ED have already visited and searched several madrasas.

Northeast people have realized Modi’s “lip sympathy” for region: Tarun Gogoi

By-elections were held for one assembly constituency each in Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

BJP to fight Bihar Assembly poll with allies: Sushil Modi

Sushil said 'marginalization of regional parties in Maha and Haryana should not be deemed as a national pattern'.

Talks with Pak, friendly ties with China: NSA’s first public remarks

Doval underlined the need for an 'effective deterrence' to deal with terrorism originating from the neighbouring country.

Andhra Pradesh cracker blast: Death toll rises to 17; unit owners booked

Following the explosion, two sheds of the unit were completely gutted.

Nigeria-like Ebola surveillance, tracking system put in place

Vardhan said India pulled out all stops to upgrade its equipment and train health staff to deal with outbreak of Ebola.

BJP hints preference for 'natural ally' Shiv Sena in Maharashtra
Assembly Polls 2014

Jaitley said for BJP and Sena to become allies in the Maharashtra government could be a matter of course.

Kerala: Woman set ablaze in empty compartment dies; Railway police begin probe

A 23-year-old man had allegedly set her on fire after emptying a liquor bottle on her in an empty compartment.

President promulgates ordinance for e-auction of coal blocks for private firms

The apex court had quashed allocation of 214 out of 218 coal blocks alloted to various companies since 1993.

None involved in ISIS flag waving linked with militancy: Omar Abdullah

The Chief Minister said a case has been registered against those involved in flag waving incidents.

Gujarat HC denies bail to Naroda Patia riots case convict Bajrangi

Bajrangi had been convicted in the 2002 riots case, in which 97 peoplewere killed.

PDP welcomes PM's decision to spend Diwali with flood-affected people of Kashmir

Chief Spokesman of PDP said the Prime Minister's decision to be with flood victims on Diwali was encouraging.

Uttarakhand govt appoints new chief secretary

Subhash Kumar, whom Shankar replaced as the chief secretary, has been appointed as the new chairman of the state electricity regulatory board.

BJP's victory in polls not a verdict for Union govt: Mayawati
Assembly Polls 2014

She said dramas were being enacted in the name of 'Swach Bharat Abhiyan' to divert peoples' attention.

PM to spend Diwali with flood-hit people in Kashmir

Kashmir was hit by unprecedented floods last month in which widespread damage was caused.

Manohar Lal Khattar - From RSS pracharak to Haryana CM
Assembly Polls 2014

Khattar, who is a bachelor and a first-time MLA, has worked for almost 40 years as an RSS pracharak.

A day after defeat, knives out in Cong

Yadav said several leaders had brought issues to the notice of the high command, but it did not intervene.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Four gangrape accused arrested

While 8 accused have been arrested so far, search is on for 14 remaining accused, said police.

BJP surge opens up opposition space

In 1999, it was only when the NDA was able to break away parties from other groupings and draw them on its side.

Manohar Lal Khattar frontrunner in Haryana CM race

The Haryana BJP legislature party is scheduled to meet at Chandigarh to elect its leader Tuesday.

Srinagar: Policeman injured during stone-pelting on Eid succumbs to injuries

According to officials and relatives, Ahmad had suffered grievous head injuries and slipped into coma.

Nuclear disaster: Control rooms with no bosses, hotline turned cold

After J&K floods came Hudhud. Now Ebola lurks. Indian Express examines India’s response preparedness to disaster.

Karnataka medical college chief accused of cheating by seat aspirant

A case has been registered against Dr Appaji Gowda, president of the Vokkaligara Sangha and two doctors.

Chavan worked to build his own image: Shinde
Assembly Polls 2014

Congress party leaders in the state went into a huddle Monday evening to discuss the party’s further strategy.

MIM Maharashtra foray a reality check for NCP, Congress

The figures suggest that the MIM has been successful in their attempt to wean away the Muslim voters .

BJP reaches out to lone MNS MLA

Junnar MLA Sonawane Being the lone MNS candidate to have won the election, he is receiving more attention within the party and political circles.

Jat split, non-Jat consolidation
Assembly Polls 2014

A post-poll survey by Lokniti-CSDS finds how communities voted, which party’s voters made their choices early or late, and the educational background of voters.

1994 ISRO spy case: Review decision to not act against policemen, HC tells Kerala govt

The court said the government should review the decision, which, according to the court, was a challenge to the judicial system.

Students missing from Dehradun traced to Beas

A team of Dehradun police accompanied by the five students and their families are already on their way from Beas to the Uttarakhand capital.

MNS’s poor showing a personal blow to Raj

Raj had promised a new paradigm of governance, but his so-called Maharashtra blueprint, came too late, just days before the Assembly polls.

3 government agencies, NGO unite to save wildlife along border road

For cross-border animal movement, road on Nepal border to be elevated at 16 sites

More than communal, ‘love jihad’ a social problem: RSS

‘Ram Temple exists in Ayodhya, question now is of giving it grand shape’

BJD leader faces arrest in Orissa chit fund case

The court had completed its hearing on Tripathy’s anticipatory bail plea on October 16 and kept its verdict reserved.

Congress leader proposed propping up Sena govt: Pawar

Pawar also said the election results showed that NCP’s demand for equal number of seats for an alliance with the Congress was justified.

Over a month later, dog found alive under J&K landslide debris

Forty villagers were buried alive along with their houses and cattle after Saddal village near Pancheri disappeared in landslides.

Behind BJP, upper castes, OBCs and rich
Assembly Polls 2014

Lokniti-CSDS post-poll analysis shows consolidation and fragmentation of community votes.

EC to announce J&K, Jharkhand poll dates soon

Chief Election Commissioner V S Sampath and Election Commissioners H S Brahma and Nasim Zaidi toured the state last week to get inputs from locals and politicians.

First person: 'Yes, I survived cyclone Hudhud'

I covered many natural calamities and thought I had seen it all. But I was not prepared for Vizag where cyclone Hudhud made landfall.

India lagging behind in field of medical research: PM Narendra Modi

Modi also asked doctors to work among the poor in far-flung areas at least for a week in a year.

Will give all details sought by doctors panel in Sunanda Pushkar case: Police

Medical board had reserved comment on giving specific details saying investigators did not provide many details of the case.

ED attaches Saradha Group properties worth Rs 100 crore

ED attached Saradha Group's properties located in South 24-Parganas district which included a resort, apartments.

People have voted for change: Rahul Gandhi
Assembly Polls 2014

Party high command spared, blame put on Hooda and Chavan

Dhaula Kuan gangrape case chronology

Delhi court on Monday awarded life imprisonment to all the five convicts

After big win, BJP's Haryana question: Jat CM, or non-Jat?
Assembly Polls 2014

The front-runners for CM from among the Jats are former national spokesman Abhimanyu and Om Prakash Dhankar.

89 cr disbursed as interim relief to flood-affected families: J&K govt

“2849 families of Srinagar district who lost their houses totally in the floods have been distributed interim relief," said a spokesman.

Moin Qureshi issue: CBI director Ranjit Sinha to file case against lawyer Prashant Bhushan

Bhushan had alleged that Sinha had 90 meetings with Qureshi in over 15 months.

Amit Shah scripts victory with Modi in lead role
Assembly Polls 2014

From snapping ties with HJC to snubbing INLD, BJP planned campaign meticulously.

Central leaders to decide on CM: Devendra Fadnavis
Assembly Polls 2014

Devendra Fadnavis, 44, president of the state BJP, is awaiting further instructions from the central leadership.

Many BJP ‘imports’ fail election test despite Modi rallies
Assembly Polls 2014

Due to last-minute split in alliances, all major parties experienced a crunch of winnable candidates, leading to them 'importing' candidates.

Communal clash near Vadodara over inter-community love affair

The girl belongs to the Darbar caste while her lover is a Muslim. Villagers said the two were caught trying to escape.

Shia youth ‘who fought ISIS’ gets grand welcome home in Lucknow

Prominent Shia cleric’s son, a PhD student, says volunteered to guard Samarra shrines.

Record win for Pritam Munde in Beed bypoll
Assembly Polls 2014

Munde, who died in a road accident on June 3, had defeated NCP’s Suresh Dhus by a margin of 1.36 lakh votes in the Lok Sabha polls.

Coal blocks allocation: CBI files case against Jindal firm

CBI officials said searches were underway at four locations in Raigarh, Chhattisgarh, and incriminating documents have been recovered.

Anti nuke activists demand action against police officials

PMANE leaders said Tamil Nadu govt hasn't made efforts to withdraw cases against nonviolent protesters.

Sena, BJP get the city, and get even too
Assembly Polls 2014

BJP wins 15 seats while Sena bags 14, Marathi-Gujarati ‘divide’ plays out in voting pattern

Muslim-dominated Mewat resists sweep

While the BJP swept the Assembly polls in Haryana, a small pocket of resistance emerged in the three Meo-Muslim dominated constituencies of Mewat.

Power shift: BJP may eye co-operative bodies next
Assembly Polls 2014

Congress, NCP likely to lose control over co-operatives in Maharashtra.

Maha defeat for Congress
Assembly Polls 2014

Cong down to its lowest tally in state, partymen blame organisational failure.

Despite odds, a consolation
Assembly Polls 2014

Chavan trounces seven-time Cong MLA Vilas Patil-Undalkar, who fought as Independent.

NOTA beats smaller parties, tribals use it most
Assembly Polls 2014

In Maharashtra, NOTA also seemed to be more popular in the rural areas of Marathwada than in Western Maharashtra.

Rane loses, son Nitesh debuts
Assembly Polls 2014

Konkan strongman says it’s sunset of his career, sunrise for son.

MNS blueprint fails to connect with voters
Assembly Polls 2014

MNS managed to win only Junnar (district Pune) Assembly seat while in 2009, the party had won 13 seats.

Corruption taint spurs INLD debacle, Chautala scion loses
Assembly Polls 2014

The INLD and Shiromani Akali Dal alliance had won 32 seats in the 2009 polls.

PMO seeks to justify exclusion of Gandhi family in Nehru panel

PMO said that Sonia Gandhi had written a letter to former-PM opting out of such an initiative in May this year.

Opinion & Editorials

For rural India, trust, empathy, aspiration and empowerment are as important as toilets

Trade talks are crucial to normalising bilateral ties. Kashmir can wait.

Documentaries are held to a different standard than Bollywood films.

To enable infrastructure investment, financing bottlenecks must be removed and bankruptcy procedures created.

But tinkering with labour materials ratio or its coverage is not the right medicine

Partly due to election fatigue, TV news’ coverage of the assembly election results was less than riveting.

Obama’s strategic failures in dealing with the IS indicates how far US hegemony has been eroded.

Game the system for love, money and a Bollywoodesque happy ending

Will the BJP’s dominance rework federal equations?

France is battling a bad case of collective despondency.

New Indian entrepreneurs are looking to leaders like Murthy, Nilekani on how to do it right.

Beijing is likely to restore order in the short term. But does it have a long-term solution to the crisis of governability?

Modi has a map for the future. Regional chieftains only have a Tughlaqesque politics.

Go on, complete the joke. It’s time someone declared open season on ‘love jihad’, writes Altaf Tyrewala.

From patent pools to platform pricing, his wide body of work resonates.

Experience and government statistics show that machismo has never worked as a plan against Pakistan.

Maharashtra verdict is snub to parochial politics. Regional parties need a new plan.

Delhi and Tehran must now sit down with the new government in Kabul to negotiate trilateral trade.

BJP success hinged crucially on winning over leaders from other parties.

BJP’s success shows that there is no alternative to Congress-style politics. Or that it is yet to emerge.

Caste played a diminished role in Haryana and Maharashtra. BJP must seize the opportunity, make its own politics more open.

The creation of the ‘love jihad’ frenzy has little to do with fact or religion, writes Subhashini Ali.

The last time he came to London was in 1931 for the Second Round Table Conference.

Congress seemed to have conceded defeat even before the Assembly poll results were out.

Democratic feudalism has reduced our smaller states to fiefdoms over which a handful of families lay claim.

The latest arsenal of fireworks comes with some interesting variations.

RSS crafted the ‘Love Jihad’ campaign but will find it difficult to revive it.

An incurable romantic, poetry suited Begum Akhtar’s temperament.

A terror warning unleashes a frisson ahead of the SAARC summit.

Religion doesn’t need reform, its followers do.

It has given 100 million work with dignity. What more could a government want?

What Swachh Bharat could learn from a port town in Kerala.

Election rallies are less about hope, more about hype — and hate.

We need to rise above the left-right divide to investigate the menace of ‘love jihad’ with thorough precision.

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