Wednesday, Aug 20, 2014
Border clashes: Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls up CMs of Assam, Nagaland

Border clashes: Home Minister Rajnath Singh calls up CMs of Assam, Nagaland

Singh offered Gogoi and Zelian all Central assistance to bring back normalcy along the Assam-Nagaland border.

Centre sets three year target to rejuvenate Ganga River
Centre sets three year target to rejuvenate Ganga River

Minister Uma Bharti said that the plans to clean River Ganga are likely to commence in six months.

Haryana: Bhadana quits Congress, attacks Hooda and Sonia
Haryana: Bhadana quits Congress, attacks Hooda and Sonia

Bhadana said Sonia failed to take action against the Hooda despite being given "all kinds of proofs".

Italian marines case: Court to hear case on August 27
Italian marines case: Court to hear case on August 27

The marines were arrested on February 19, 2012.

Chit fund scams hit Naveen Patnaik govt's image
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CBI probe gathered pace only last month, 2 months after the Supreme Court ordered a probe.

Telangana survey: Numbers on ground very high, enumerators struggle

Amidst chaos and confusion the survey aimed at preparing a database of families living in the new state.

Cancellation of Foreign Secretary-level talks: Pak says it is 'not subservient' to India

The High Commissioner of Pakistan did not interfere in India's internal affairs.

Yoga legend BKS Iyengar dies at 96

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Yoga legend BKS Iyengar dies at 96

Country remembers Rajiv Gandhi on his 70th birth anniversary

Devotional music was played throughout the programme.

Ceasefire violation by Pakistan after India called off talks

The ceasefire violation in Poonch has come two days after India called off foreign secretary level talks with Pakistan.

Truck drivers' strike doubles retail prices in south-west Mizoram

The drivers have demanded Lalruatfeli's transfer and a new storkeeper be stationed at Tlabung.

Will try to get Civil Defence subject in school textbooks: Rajnath Singh

Singh also unveiled a scheme called 'Mainstreaming Civil Defence in Disaster Risk Reduction'.

Chargesheet for human sacrifice, cases for murder as a result of superstition

Kalawati’s is among 76 cases, and one of seven involving human sacrifice or murder.

 Judge suspended for 'offensively staring' at female staff

The complainant had alleged that the judge used to stare at her quite often in an offensive manner.

Corruption deadlier than cancer: PM Narendra Modi

Booed down by crowd, Hooda says won’t attend any function with Prime Minister.

Shiv Sena chief Uddhav supports Bhagwat's 'Hindu nation' remarks

What's wrong with it. Balasaheb Thackeray used to say the same thing for a long time, said Uddhav.

In Telangana survey, Naidu is a citizen residing in another state

Once the data is computerized all the existing ration cards would be cancelled and new ration cards of Telangana state would be issued.

‘I&B ministry appoints CEO, makes them answerable’

CBFC chairperson Leela Samson discusses the CEO’s arrest and the board’s problems.

Pracharak murder: NIA report toes Dewas probe line

Cites sexual advances made by Joshi towards Sadhvi as one of the reasons.

Agency to agency, regime to regime, a probe twists and turns

Congress chief spokesman K K Mishra alleged the NIA had changed the theory to suit its present political masters.

Amar Singh calls on Shivpal, Mulayam

Amar parried queries on bete noire Azam Khan who is of late being sidelined in the party.

HRD writes to AMU,  seeks clarification on Pro V-C appointment

According to the registrar, the university has “not really elucidated” the violations of UGC’s regulations.

CBI addl director: SC refuses to withdraw order on IPS officer

The Bench granted time till October 14 to the Centre to spell out its stand to sort out the issue of appointment.

Gujarat BJP mouthpiece Manogat   endorses Dina Nath Batra, his books

The write-up has several instances taken from Batra’s Prernadeep, citing stories from Vedic and pre-Independence era.

ED attaches assets worth Rs 863 crore of Jagan, aides

The ED slapped separate notices against Jagan and Nimmagada Prasad whose companies were favoured by the then AP government.

JD(U) leader tells Nitish to quit politics

JD(U) national president Sharad Yadav, meanwhile, said that he would speak to Shakuni Choudhary.

Mamata hardsells Bengal to India Inc.

Says land,power ample; law & order good

Paid Rs 2 lakh a month to Satabdi as salary: Sudipta

ED has already questioned TMC MP Kunal Ghosh and actor-turned TMC MP Mithun Chakraborty in connection with case.

Assam CM has rushed state chief secretary Jitesh Khosla to Delhi to oversee the mobilisation of troops.

In Haryana, PM Modi vows to rid country of corruption

Corruption is destroying the country. Strong steps are needed to eradicate it, said Modi.

Abolishing Planning Commission will cost the nation: Prithviraj Chavan

"It is dangerous to hand over financial matters to Free Economy," the Chief Minister tweeted.

Nitish Katara murder case: HC to hear Vikas parole plea on August 22

Vikas, Vishal and Sukhdev are serving life term for abducting and killing Katara.

Nomination for 4 Assembly bypoll to begin tomorrow

The last date of nomination is August 27, scrutiny will be on August 28.

Bihar floods claim 10 lives; rivers show receding trend

So far 10 people have lost their lives due to the floods in the state although all major rivers were showing receding trend.

Rajasthan Govt working to revive 'wheel of development': Vasundhara Raje

CM asked officers to be people-friendly and those officers who do not meet the needs of the people will not be spared.

Motor Vehicles Bill in next session of Parliament: Nitin Gadkari

New law will provide a corruption free and transparent system with a proper record of driving licenses, said Gadakri.

Karnataka health minister threatens action against Ebola rumor mongers

Khader has threatened suo-moto criminal cases against those causing panic.

Cop goes missing in Sopore, police think he has rejoined militants

Dar, a resident of North Kashmir's Sopore, was working with the J-K police’s Special Operation Group.

Don't solely rely on 'Modi wave': Nitin Gadkari to BJP workers

Gadkari, however, asked party activists to "go back to people at grass root level" to win their confidence.

Armyman held for trying to molest girl in Rajdhani Express

The 17-year old girl travelling with her uncle in a three-tier AC compartment raised an alarm at 4 AM.

Amar Mani’s son, politician and kidnapping accused

Aman Mani Tripathi has been booked for kidnapping a Gorakhpur businessman and trying to extort Rs 1 lakh.

Motor Vehicles Bill in next session of Parliament: Nitin Gadkari

Nitin Gadkari said that the the Act has become obsolete in the present context and needs overhaul.

Maharashtra first to roll out red carpet for surrendering Naxals

Proposes manifold jump in cash incentives, better rehab and legal aid

Anandiben govt plans ‘viral’ campaign on social media

The agency is looking for firms that can support multiple languages including English, Hindi, Gujarati and Chinese.

Army, BSF ready for stern reply to Pak: Jaitley on ceasefire violations

Hits out at Pak envoy for inviting separatists for talks, says up to Islamabad to decide what relations it wants with New Delhi

J&K parties disappointed, Hurriyat says its stand vindicated

Hurriyat chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani said the Centre’s decision was a “vindication” of the separatist position.

BJP welcomes move, says India not to tolerate interference

Pakistan is not sending good signals by meeting separatist leaders in India: BJP Secretary.

Saharanpur riots: Panel blames officials, names local BJP MP

The report also blamed BJP MP Raghav Lakhanpal for instigating the riots.

Gujarat by-elections to be litmus test for Anandi's leadership

The Vadodara Lok Sabha seat also fell vacant after Modi decided to retain Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh.

Gujarat proposal may pose hurdle to Centre’s GST rollout

Proposal comes just days before Centre and states discuss a model for taxation of interstate movement of goods (IGST).

Take money from parties but vote for AAP: Kejriwal in Punjab

Kejriwal told villagers in Talwandi Sabo to bargain for at least Rs 4,000 per vote from rival parties.

Why a tie-up can work for Mulayam but not for Maya

History has shown that the two parties don’t easily click together.

Pakistani Rangers continue shelling in J&K, civilian injured in fresh firing

Last week, four people including two BSF jawans were injured in firing by Pakistani Rangers in Arnia sector.

Telangana braces for massive household survey tomorrow

Public transport buses are expected to stay off the roads and Government has already declared a holiday tomorrow.

Father of two arrested for raping mentally challenged girl

The victim is believed to be a minor but her exact age is yet to be verified. The accused works in her house.

Mayawati accuses SP, BJP of ‘milibhagat’ over communal violence in UP

She said while situation in UP was "bad" under Samajwadi Party, things have "worsened" after the BJP-led NDA took power at Centre.

Ramgopal Yadav rules out Amar Singh's return to SP

Amar Singh had shared the dais with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time in four years recently.

Rs 2.5 crore alloted to each of Uttarakhand's disaster-hit districts

A fund of Rs 2.5 crore is sanctioned to each district to carry infrastructural development activities on priority basis

VHP members booked for wielding swords at golden jubilee celebrations

The rally passed through communally sensitive areas with VHP members wielding swords and daggers.

'Centre to extend full cooperation to UP in tackling floods'

The Centre had issued a warning of "high flood situation" in Uttar Pradesh.

Flood, landslides in Arunachal Pradesh

Landslides have also occurred at Chandranagar, Nitivihar and many sectors in the capital complex in Itanagar.

Gujjar Bakerwal Joint Forum oppose Omar Abdullah's decision to grant reservation to Paharis

Language cannot be a criteria to declare a community backward and grant reservation to them: Gujjar Bakerwal Joint Forum.

Anandi Patel govt scraps all scholarships; brings in single “Chief Minister's Scholarship”

New scholarship was launched by Patel's predecessor and now prime minister Narendra Modi on March 3, 2014.

If the judiciary is either equal or in a minority, I fear this Bill will be (legally) vulnerable: AP Shah

This Idea Exchange took place before Parliament approved the new Bill for selection of judges

Opinion & Editorials

Justice is now politics by another name or quite simply about luck. That’s the real crisis.

India’s response to the meeting between Pak envoy and Hurriyat is misplaced.

A small start has been made. Technology could show the way forward.

National efforts need to come together into a coordinated global response.

Government’s handling of the constitutional amendment bill has set up a face-off between executive and judiciary.

If Nepal’s former radicals persist with the democratic path, will their Indian counterparts shun violence?

Are Imran Khan and his PTI truly democratic? A look at the evidence

Will agreement between presidential candidates keep Afghanistan from tipping over?

The JAC must not disrupt the institutional ideology of the Supreme Court.

Society, not just government, must take responsiblity for India’s development

After the 1977 election, she seemed to have reached the road’s end.

We can easily build toilets. The problem is that our system does not allow for easy operation and usage.

Jawaharlal Nehru thought Pakistan would not last very long and would eventually come back into the fold.

So it came as music to my jaded ears to hear the Prime Minister remind us of all the things we like to disregard.

Some ministers were so overawed by Modi’s presence that they stood up, as if in a classroom, while presenting their homework.

The clear message was that our big problems are not market failure or state failure, but social failure.

New body must retain the Commission’s mechanisms for Centre-state discussion

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