Sunday, Mar 29, 2015
Azam Khan 'gifts' broom, pen to MLAs; taunts Narendra Modi

Azam Khan 'gifts' broom, pen to MLAs; taunts Narendra Modi

The gifts were sent along with a letter asking MLAs to decide which among the two can take on the evils in the society.

AIADMK leaders perform 'Maha Gaja Pooja Yaga' for Jayalalithaa's return as CM
AIADMK leaders perform 'Maha Gaja Pooja Yaga' for Jayalalithaa's return as CM

The Karnataka High Court has reserved its orders on the appeal of Jayalalitha challenging the conviction and four year jail term.

Muzaffarnagar SIT completes probe in 503 cases; case pending against BJP MLA
Muzaffarnagar SIT completes probe in 503 cases; case pending against BJP MLA

The pending cases include one against BJP MLA Sangeet Som, who was accused of uploading a video which reportedly sparked communal tension in the district.

Merger of Janata Parivar likely to be announced next week: JD(U)
Merger of Janata Parivar likely to be announced next week: JD(U)

Mualyam Singh Yadav will be the chairman of the new umbrella party, the sources said.

Mizoram Governor Aziz Qureshi sacked, 6th governor to go in 9 months

Qureshi, who was appointed by the UPA government, was told to quit after change in Government.

Sonia Gandhi assures Amethi: Rahul Gandhi will be back soon

In Rae Bareli and Amethi, Congress chairperson meets kin of rail accident victims, farmers.

PM Narendra Modi arrives in Singapore to attend Lee's funeral

A far-sighted statesman and a lion among leaders, Lee Kuan Yew's life teaches valuable lessons to everyone," said Modi.

J&K Assembly: A day of drama

Picture of the day

J&K Assembly: A day of drama

Centre releases Rs 385 crore to Andhra, Rs 150 crore to Telangana

The total amount released to Andhra Pradesh is Rs 384.9 crore and to Telangana is 149.87 crore, the Ministry said.

Explained: Guardian in the sky
Explained

IRNSS 1D, which was launched on Saturday from Sriharikota, is the fourth satellite to be launched.

Girl gangraped, boyfriend beaten up in Telangana

Police said the accused persons waylaid the duo and thrashed the boy before taking turns to sexually assault her.

Mizoram ambush: Government vows firm action; Funeral held for slain policemen

Rs 7 lakh each would be given as ex-gratia to the kin of the slain policemen and the expenses of those injured in the incident would be paid by the government.

'Swachh Rail-Swachh Bharat': Indian Railways aims to equip coaches with bio-toilets by 2021

Railways has set the target to fit 17,000 bio-toilets in long-distance trains as part of its 'Swachh Rail - Swachh Bharat' programme.

Delhi court dismisses bail plea of suspected LeT operative

Special Cell of Delhi Police had named Shahid and Mohd Rashid in a charge sheet last May for alleged offences of criminal conspiracy.

Not making land ordinance ‘prestige’ issue, says Arun Jaitley

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the Land Act of 2013 is highly impracticable.

Mizoram: Three cops dead as militants fire at MLAs’ convoy

Saturday’s ambush took place near Zokhawthiang shortly after 8 am on Saturday, police sources said.

Church attack-accused meets Pravin Togadia

Agarwal was arrested for the attack that took place on the intervening night of March 20 and 21.

2,000 held as protests over water bring Tamil Nadu to a halt

Transport unions, farmers, retailers and traders launched flash protests in Chennai and other cities.

From Jamia, ‘sanitary pad’ campaign reaches Jadavpur

Jadavpur University has had a reputation for being a bastion of free thought and liberalism.

PM Modi's appeal to the rich: 'Give up subsidised LPG'

Modi said the decision to surrender LPG subsidy by 2.8 lakh consumers would result in a savings of Rs 100 crore.

Mumbai blasts case: Court hands over custody of two IM operatives to ATS

The Mumbai ATS filed an application stating that the agency would like to question the duo.

Gang involved in Ranaghat nun rape case identified

Several gang members have reportedly slipped back into Bangladesh and gone underground.

AAP MLA Devendra Sehrawat opposes expulsion of Bhushan, Yadav

AAP MLA Devendra Sehrawat opposes the expulsion of Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan from the National Executive.

AAP Pune leaders throw their lot with Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan

Friction between the socialists and the other members of the party had always been a source of concern at all levels.

Police officers visit injured maoist with fruits

Police spokesperson and IG Anurag Gupta said that the visit was a part of Operation Nai Disha.

Sarpanch in Gujarat murdered over election dispute

Local police said 8 persons had been detained in connection with the incident.

Disappointed with India for voting against gay rights: US

US Ambassador to India Richard Verma talked about Strategic Plus Partnership between India and the US.

Congress revamps its state unit in J&K, announces team of 88

The party has nominated 64 member executive body in which most of the senior party leaders have been included.

Bengal nun rape: Arrested accused was Mumbai Police informer

Sheikh was arrested in the early hours of Thursday morning from near the JJ flyover in Byculla.

Army to a leading light of Mizoram: Brigadier Thenphunga Sailo

Sailo fought the Second WW for the British and became the first Indian Army officer from the Mizo community.

Jammu and Kashmir : House chaos has minister in tears

Shameful that schoolchildren had to see this, says Nayeem Akhtar.

Yemen crisis : With no airstrips, 3,700 Indians to be evacuated via Djibouti

While Sana’a-the Yemeni capital, has nearly 3,000 Indians-mostly nurses, Aden has close to 700 Indians.

Jagan DA case: ED attaches Rs 216 cr property

Hyderabad zonal office has registered a money laundering case against Jagan, Mohan Reddy and Syam Prasad Reddy.

Report calls for satellite monitoring of railway operations

An in-house report on traffic-optimisation submitted to Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu.

Gandhi Peace Prize for ISRO

The jury for the prize met under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday to decide on it.

Gujarat High Court rejects Asaram's temporary bail plea

Gandhinagar court had denied bail to Asaram saying the last rites of his nephew can be performed by the deceased's other family members.

HP minister rules out any relief in petrol, diesel prices

Not happy with the government 's explanation, the opposition BJP staged a walk out of the House.

Supreme Court seeks reply of Centre, EC on plea for more seats for SC/ST

The bench was hearing plea filed by Puran Singh through his lawyer Deepak Anand.

10 blue bulls found dead in Amreli, forest officers suspect foul play

The DCF said blue bulls live in groups but said it was unusual that 10 Nilgais could get electrocuted at a place.

Narendra Modi meeting Nitsh Kumar was just courtesy, says BJP

Had such good sense prevailed in 2010, Bihar would not have been trapped in political mire today: BJP.

CM Naveen Patnaik to woo Orissa journalists with health insurance scheme

Though announced before last year's general and assembly poll, the health insurance scheme has not taken off as yet.

Nitish to PM Narendra Modi: Bihar set to lose Rs 50,000 cr, Centre has to compensate

Nitish is also reported to have advocated that the state should get special status.

NITI Aayog to set up working group on central schemes

The report will be taken up for discussion in the next meeting of the panel on April 27.

Lutyens homes for Telangana, AP CMs

The other chief minister who has been allotted a bungalow in Delhi is Uttarakhand’s Harish Rawat.

Govt buys gold-plated mugs to promote ‘Make in India’

Key-chains, shirt pins also part of promotional campaign.

2 CRPF personnel injured in bomb blasts triggered by Naxals

Reinforcement was rushed to both the places and the injured personnel were brought to Bijapur district hospital.

Woman set afire by youth for resisting rape

The woman was rushed to a hospital and her condition was stated to be serious, police said.

Two ‘Bangladeshi nationals’ held, one in Mumbai, for West Bengal nun’s rape

Some members of the gang are believed to have escaped to Bangladesh.

Former Mizoram CM Brigadier T Sailo passes away in Aizawl

Sailo became CM for six months in 1978, and again from 1979 to 1984.

Opinion & Editorials

Supreme Court approved of any fair, transparent and non-discriminatory method of allocating natural resources.

No one should be surprised that many Dalits left Hinduism. Indeed the puzzle is that so many remained.

Singapore has become a model for China and most Southeast Asian countries. The beacon of change was Lee Kuan Yew.

Sharad Yadav was at the centre of a controversy last week over his comments on south Indian women.

India has begun to mobilise naval and air resources to rescue the nearly 3700 citizens said to be living in Yemen.

Parties have split before. But AAP’s internal dissension doesn’t look fundamental.

A new book recounts the turbulence in the life and times of Benazir Bhutto.

Parliament condemned my statements on Gandhi and Bose without giving me a hearing, writes Markandey Katju.

Supreme Court has upheld civil liberties in Section 66A judgment — unlike during Emergency.

But will there be takers once states realise a Smart City isn’t a ticket to Central funds?

Women pallbearers of her coffin have signalled a new moment in Kabul.

The most shining moments of Section 66A judgment lie in its articulation of what freedom of expression means in India.

In upholding blocking rules, the Supreme Court has commented only on their legality — not their desirability.

Battling a mixed record on civil liberties, SC decision couldn’t have come at a finer time.

The Public Debt Management Agency is a good idea. It is time government managed its own debt.

The nation is looking increasingly parochial. Was pluralism only a Nehruvian concept?

World Cup has taken over TV — if we’re not watching it, news channels are talking about it.

Freedom to mock and ridicule the powerful has thankfully been restored.

Why did a lynch mob feel compelled to take photographs as it killed?

Cricket World Cup so far has been humdrum. But next three ‘finals’ have the potential to make this a cup to remember.

China has long seen Myanmar and Pakistan as gateways to the Indian Ocean.

On coal, Manmohan Singh made the case for auctions. And also took the discredited allotment route.

Supreme Court does well to throw up the question. The search for answers need not be caste-centric

Both countries must use economic cooperation to de-emphasise disputes.

The V.P. Singh government was the biggest casualty of this confrontation.

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