Monday, Feb 02, 2015
In run-up to bypoll, a groundwork for ’16

In run-up to bypoll, a groundwork for ’16

Srirangam : ‘No one is anxious about outcome... it is all about forging alliances for assembly polls’

‘Modi is a master communicator but that’s not enough’
‘Modi is a master communicator but that’s not enough’

Tharoor says PM is not a man of action yet.

Stickler for vaastu, Rao has Andhra ‘woes’ on mind
Stickler for vaastu, Rao has Andhra ‘woes’ on mind

Telangana CM wants to shift the state secretariat to avoid ‘jinxed’ buildings currently shared with Andhra.

Shiv Sena rubbishes talk of alleged differences with BJP in Maharashtra
Shiv Sena rubbishes talk of alleged differences with BJP in Maharashtra

Shiv Sena had come down heavily on the Fadnavis-led govt over the issue of farmer suicides in the state.

Modi gave India self-pride: Uma Bharti
Delhi Assembly Polls

Last weekend before polling day, BJP MPs on a campaign spree.

Re-investigation of 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases by SIT likely

The anti-Sikhs riots were triggered after Indira Gandhi was assassinated by her Sikh bodyguards in 1984.

Avalanche warning issued in Kashmir

The deputy commissioner has advised the people living in the avalanche prone areas to temporarily evacuate.

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 66th death anniversary

Picture of the day

Nation pays homage to Mahatma Gandhi on his 66th death anniversary

Solapur model to check illegal sand mining in country: Javadekar

Javadekar says will hold a meeting with CM to discuss the concerns raised over river pollution.

Narendra Modi govt carries out another secy-level reshuffle

Urban Development, HUPA secretaries among those shifted out.

Agni V launch came on DRDO chief's last day in office

The successful launch came on DRDO Director General Avinash Chander’s last day in office.

Police seize cocaine, arrest actor Chacko at beedi tycoon flat

Police sources said they acted upon a tip-off that Nisham's flat in Kochi is hangout of drug addicts from high profile customers.

Ujjain: Nod to liquor outlets near Kal Bhairav temple

There are times when the illicit sale becomes a law and order issue with vendors picking fights with devotees.

Kerala encroachment: Outgoing chief secy says Chandy favoured builder

The issue pertains to alleged encroachment of 31 cents of government land by a builder to construct apartments.

After giving birth to three girls, woman kills them all

She first drowned two-month-old twins in tub and then jumped in the well along with third daughter.

Jayanthi Natarajan cosying up to BJP, PM Modi to take call: Sources

Natarajan’s former colleague Krishna Tirath joined BJP earlier this month and is contesting Delhi election.

The Arvind Kejriwal interview: Right now, it’s gaali-galoch ka politics; I say CCTV cameras, they call me a bandar
Delhi Assembly Polls

AAP chief said corruption was a top issue and the fight against Bedi was not against an individual.

Maharashtra wastes 30 per cent fruits and vegetables

The state has a potential for processing upto one lakh metric tonne but there is no infrastructure.

Delhi MLA funds: Arvind Kejriwal spends Rs 3.05 cr, Manish Sisodia Rs 1.83 cr
The Numbers Story

We analyse how former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal and his cabinet ministers utilised their MLA funds.

Army taking precautions to check casualties: Manohar Parrikar

Parrikar had visited Col M N Rai's family last evening at Cariappa Vihar residence in Delhi Cantt.

Maharashtra clears trials for GM food

The clearence committee was headed by Anil Kakodkar, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.

Central Bank of India opens first forex hub in Gujarat at Vadodara

The bank plans to open a forex hub in Delhi before March 2015 and then march to Kolkata and Chennai later this year.

CPI opposes dropping of 'secular' word from Preamble

"Secularism reflects the character of India. Socialism reflects the goal India has to achieve," Reddy said.

Muzaffarnagar riot killing accused plotted jail warder’s murder: Cops

Police said Muzammil planned the murder in jail with a gangster, Vicky Tyagi, and arranged the killers.

Eleven killed in Assam road mishap

Both the accidents took place in Assam's Sonitpur district.

Forests belong to animals, tribals who live there, says SC

Supreme Court refuses to lift night ban on vehicles at Bandipur Tiger Reserve.

Saradha scam: CBI grills Mukul Roy; Mamata kin under scanner as well

The Rajya Sabha MP was first summoned by the CBI on January 12 to appear before it.

Contempt of court case: Apex court upholds conviction of Kerala CPM leader Jayarajan

Jayarajan had used unparliamentary words against a Kerala High Court order banning meetings on public roads.

Assam CM Tarun Gogoi to set up Rhino Protection Force

Gogoi also asked park officials to take the NIA’s help to bust the international network of poachers.

Coal Scam: Court pulls up CBI for delay in conducting probe

During the hearing, the CBI informed the court that they have examined seven additional witnesses during its probe.

Parrikar announces major changes in Defence Procurement Procedure

DPSUs will be provided support but they must think like a commercial organisation,” Parrikar said.

Maharashtra govt sets up new entity 'Mumbai Next: MMR Transformation'

Plans a day long Conference on February 6 with various stakeholders for speedier execution of projects

Where campaigns play out at a corner, on a bus, or over a cup of tea

AAP candidates are taking out bike rallies in Mangolpuri and Kirari, a strategy not seen in other constituencies.

Mamata threatens action against any forcible conversion

She warned that law will take its own course against those who try to divide people along religious lines.

Govt releases postal stamps on Swachh Bharat mission

The stamps were launched at a consultative workshop with states and stakeholders on smart cities.

Uber rape survivor files lawsuit in US court against company

The woman has not been named in the 36-page lawsuit filed in the California federal court.

Ex-Army jawan commits suicide after murdering wife

His wife's father alleged that he murdered his daughter as he had an affair with another woman.

Centre: Ensure Martyrs’ Day observed with due solemnity

The Modi government has asked the state governments to see to it that the day is observed in a 'befitting manner'.

Centre moves apex court for nod on ‘quadricycles’

Govt pointed out that a large amount of investment has already been made in manufacturing the quadricycle.

Sec 144 imposed in Meerut as Hindu Mahasabha plans to install Godse statue

"We will go ahead with our programme in a peaceful manner and are ready to face any consequences."

Kalraj Mishra inaugurates business incubation centre for NE

The Centre has taken measures that would help develop leadership qualities among youths.

Youth Congress activists attack BJP office in Shimla, many injured

Heavy stone pelting and fierce exchange of brick-bats took place causing damage to the window panes and doors of the BJP office.

Clean Mizoram campaign launched

Lal Thanhawla kicked off the campaign by sweeping a stretch of road in the city’s main market area.

FIR against VHP chief Pravin Togadia in West Bengal

The FIR was registered for hurting religious sentiments following the alleged conversion of over 100 tribals in WB.

Modi's Jan Dhan Yojna covers all Meghalaya households: CS

All households in Meghalaya have been successfully covered under the Prime Minister Jan Dhan Yojana scheme.

Senior UDF leader Pillai criticises Kerala CM Chandy

The other day, the UDF co-ordination committee had asked Pillai to stop troubling the government.

Hazare to launch fresh agitation on Lokpal against Modi govt

The Modi government is not serious on the issue of corruption, Anna Hazare said.

Idea Exchange: ‘RTE should be tailormade to suit Maharashtra’
Idea Exchange

"The number of students from Maharashtra opting for medical courses is negligible," he said.

VHP reconverts 50, calls it ‘service’ to Hindu samaj

At least 45 tribal Christian and seven people from two Muslim families, mostly peasants, were “reconverted".

Gwalior-Jaipur electric line gets nod, WII suggests steps to reduce wildlife impact

“We have recommended measures to reduce the potential negative impact of the project,” WII’s director said.

Aiming to strengthen base in Valley, BJP appoints 12-member committee to monitor membership drive

"A 12 members monitoring committee will monitor the entire membership drive in the valley," said Altaf Thakur BJP’s state media in-charge.

Maharashtra to let out undertrials on bail

Under the reform, based on NHRC guidelines, thousands of undertrial prisoners langusing in jails may soon be out on bail.

Shirin Dalvi, the editor of Urdu Daily Avadhnama was held by police on Wednesday and later was let out on bail.

Unlike past, Obama didn’t mention Pakistan at all

The only time Pak was mentioned was in the joint statement —on counter-terrorism cooperation between India & the US.

Shiv Sena demands removal of 'secular' from Constitution

BJP ally says word ‘secular’ not relevant as India is a Hindu nation.

Narendra Modi first 'self-centred' PM in India's history: Congress

Senior Congress leader Anil Shastri on Wednesday hit out at Narendra Modi.

Arms factory with 1097 guns sealed in Guwahati

The company belonged to Kishorilal Kanu who gifted the company to his son Kamal Kishore Kanu in Feb 2008.

Four, including Myanmar national, arrested for heroin possession in Mizoram

All four suspected peddlers have been booked under the NDPS Act.

PDP-BJP to join hands against NC-Congress for Rajya Sabha polls

PDP, BJP are contesting one seat each and have fielded Nazir Ahmad and Chander Mohan Sharma respectively.

Himachal Pradesh Governor Kalyan Singh to seek 'love jihad' report

Earlier last week, the VHP had submitted a memorandum to Governor Urmila Sinngh on the issue of 'love jihad' and conversions.

Narendra Modi asks NCC cadets to create world record on International Day of Yoga

"I urge all NCC cadets across the country to start planning from now," said Narendra Modi.

Media houses criticising us to please Delhi: Mamata Banerjee

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee reiterated that her government would not forcibly acquire land for industries.

Govt is looking at archaic labour laws, easy credit to boost manufacturing: Niramala Sitharaman

On the issue of credit availability, Nirmala said that cost of capital is an important issue.

Opinion & Editorials

Like the Republic Day march: left-right, jan-dhan, left-right…The name has a nice ring to it.

Jayanthi Natarajan has admitted that she was forced to close Vedanta’s project on orders of Rahul Gandhi.

What happened over last few days is an extended replay of rapport for next pair of PM and POTUS.

There are some signs that are impossible to ignore since they reflect contemporary mood and trends.

Modi’s uncomfortable silence on secularism will derail his developmental agenda.

A weak state warns the world against blasphemy. It does not act against the threat to itself.

Secularism is buffeted by domestic political dynamics as well as global currents.

Subash Ghising squandered his gains, but nobody denies his legacy.

Gandhi was killed ‘for a cause’ by someone from his own community. But what was this ‘cause’?

The memory of Gandhi has been sanitised so that the nation has forgotten the fact of his assassination.

Clean energy may be the new big idea in the US-India relationship.

Making the BCCI accountable, Supreme Court judgment is a relief for cricket fans.

Modi has signalled a transformation of India’s diplomatic culture.

Government focuses on short-term revenue gains instead of boosting oil production.

The economic impact of Obama’s trip will be better understood months or years down the line.

It was non-stop. And everyone watched radio.

Obama visit recognised long term convergence of interests. India will need to reciprocate.

Laxman’s cartoons expressed the artlessness and helplessness of citizenship.

As many Parisian Jews prepare to leave France, the awful smell of history is back.

President Obama danced around the really tough issues

The real audience for Modi’s high-energy diplomatic performance is at home.

India-US reach closest to a strategic partnership in an increasingly tactical world

Obama visit elevates India-US ties, paves way for convergence outside bilateral areas

Next set of GDP figures won’t be different. We need a public investment stimulus.

Modi’s strategy on Pakistan looks similar to Reagan’s for the Soviet Union.

Muslims need enlightened leadership that can fight systemic discrimination, bridge communal gulf

Legislature, leaders have once again missed the deadline for the constitution. Can Nepal change course?

Chief Minister Siddaramaiah is mired in a land controversy. That’s not the Congress’s only problem

Government continues to repeat fundamental policy mistakes in disinvestment.

Exiled from school, bereft of jobs, a radicalised minority was born.

Never before 2014 did India’s election witness such a masterly combination of organisation, money, technology

It was from Rajani Kothari, that we learned to think of Indian politics on its own

The Republic Day parade became a hollow display of weaponry and silly tableaux.

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