Monday, Nov 24, 2014
Won't oppose unnecessarily FDI insurance bill in RS: Mayawati

Won't oppose unnecessarily FDI insurance bill in RS: Mayawati

She said her party will give its suggestions on the Insurance Bill to the Select Committee.

Orissa chit fund scam probe: BJP using CBI to settle old scores, says BJD
Orissa chit fund scam probe: BJP using CBI to settle old scores, says BJD

Naveen Patnaik's personal assistant Saroj Sahu was interrogated for over one-and-half hour on Saturday over his links with the Seashore group.

Northeast states gear up for three-day Modi visit
Northeast states gear up for three-day Modi visit

The annual conference of DGPs and IGPs is said to be most important meeting for Prime Minister Modi.

PMO asks tax dept to find more ways to bring back black money
PMO asks tax dept to find more ways to bring back black money

"The revenue department feels that speedy prosecution is the only way to tackle the issue of black money," said a source in the tax department.

RSS out to ‘correct’ image; honour ‘sidelined icons’

Some of the steps towards ‘correction’ of the outfit’s image are already underway, sources said.

The two women carrying BJP’s hopes in Kashmir valley
J&K Polls

She has a tough contest with sitting National Conference MLA Nassir Aslam Wani deciding to recontest.

Congress misusing state machinery in Jharkhand: BJP

The BJP leaders said such incidents only indicated how desperate Congress was to win a battle already lost.

Parliament Winter Session begins, Modi govt prepares to take lot of heat

Picture of the day

Parliament Winter Session begins, Modi govt prepares to take lot of heat

BEA sets up 3-member panel to probe assault on media in Hisar

In the violence, media personnel were injured while the cameras of many private electronic news channels were damaged.

Can’t spare land for solar power: MoD

Govt’s ambitious goal to install 1000 MW capacity from renewable sources cut to just 300 MW.

Hospital maid allegedly gangraped in Hooghly

The victim was undergoing treatment at the Chinsurah sub-division hospital and a medical test would be done on her today.

I have time till polls, won’t be cowed down: Jeetan Ram Manjhi

Manjhi said that he had been working for the welfare of the Dalits and wanted 'fast results' before he is removed.

Set up in 1955 and run by Sreemanta Sankar Mission, the co-educational school is the oldest in Northeast.

The PDP’s Nayeem Akhtar, for his part, claimed his party would get AFSPA repealed, saying Omar didn’t take any concrete measures.

There are signs this is being reversed; independents could manage only 3.33 percent in the last LS polls.

We will introduce satellite survey to study crop loss: CM Fadnavis

A high-level committee has been set up to work details on satellite image mapping of agriculture land and produce.

Investigators find no sting in poison tale that spooked a state

The investigators have concluded that Suhan, the only Muslim youth the girl had named, was an unfortunate victim in this episode.

Overwhelmed Mulayam orders Akhilesh to fulfil Azam demand

PWD minister Shivpal Yadav candidly admitted that he follows whatever orders are given by Azam

Former Guj health minister calls 2002 riots 'momentary bad dream', 'wrong incident'

Vyas enjoyed a 20 year long career as a government functionary and as a cabinet minister until he lost in Assembly elections of 2012.

Situation tense in Jammu town as PDP candidate's son opens fire on Congress candidate

Sharu, who also happens to be the grandson of former Deputy CM Mangat Ram Sharma has been arrested and the pistil seized.

J&K polls: BJP will get only handful of votes in Valley, says Omar Abdullah

"I will be very surprised to see if people vote for BJP in Valley. They will get a handful of votes," Said Omar.

Rahul Gandhi attacks BJP for failing to bring back black money

"Administration is an art, which requires patience and seriousness. The BJP lacked these," claimed Rahul Gandhi.

Shiv Sena hails BJP govt move to fast-track Shivaji memorial plan

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to lay the foundation stone of the multi-crore project.

Assam Accord 'outdated', requires amendments: Subramaniam Swamy

Swamy said that if an illegal Bangladeshi Muslim migrant was ready to convert to Hindu then he/she could be allowed to stay in India.

Crisis hits onion trade in Nashik as market remains shut

The local traders association has been boycotting the auction of onions since the last five days.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu meets Uddhav Thackeray to 'clear differences'

Suresh Prabhu broke his 18-year-old ties with Shiv Sena to join BJP before being sworn in as a union minister on November 9

Free Jharkhand from dynastic rule to end corruption: Modi

If any minister from Modi government comes, then they would unfold JMM's corruption, Modi said.

Trinamool Congress is a cheat party; Mamata should start writing her resignation letter: BJP

Banerjee has to answer to the people who have been robbed by TMC leadership and Saradha group, said BJP.

Saradha scam: Bengal minister, Trinamool MP interrogated by CBI

Madan Mitra who is hospitalised had been summoned by CBI on Wednesday in connection with the case.

Senior IAS officer T O Sooraj suspended for disproportionate assets

The Vigilance had raided his premises in many part of Kerala and had seized documents to substantiate the case.

Sonia Gandhi slams BJP, says it is playing politics over relief work

Gandhi lauded the role played by the volunteers in providing succour to the flood-hit saying, "they did whatever was possible".

CBI Director Ranjit Sinha meets Finance Minister Arun Jaitely

The meeting fuelled speculation over his continuance in the post in the wake of SC removing him from 2G scam probe.

Five Tamil Nadu fishermen set free by Sri Lanka arrive in Chennai

The fishermen were apprehended in November 2011 and sentenced to death by the Colombo HC on October 30 for alleged drug trafficking.

BJP talking in different voices on abrogating Art 370: Omar

On possible alliance with BJP, Omar said he was contesting the assembly polls to win a mandate on his own.

Contracts worth Rs 149 crores awarded without tenders in Mizoram

Many of the entities in the list worked multiple contracts worth a total of more than a crore Rupees each over several years.

Case registered against Islamic scholar for insulting four year old rape victim in speech

Saqafi raised questions about the rape theory, which, according to the victim’s family, were insulting.

Maoist leader Narayan Sanyal released from jail

Sanyal when arrested in December 2005, said that peace talks with the government was near-impossible.

No personal aspersions  cast on me: CBI chief

The 2G probe, he said, was at the trial stage even before he was appointed Director and there was no role for him to monitor the probe.

Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi’s foot-in-mouth disease

Upper-caste people are foreigners and descendants of the Aryans.

Govt must move against Sinha: Bhushan

Lawyer demands CBI Director be removed from all cases.

Gujarat IPS officer who took on Modi in 2002 riots probe seeks retirement

The data had helped track movements of ministers, bureaucrats, VHP and Bajrang Dal leaders.

Mind your tongue, JD(U) tells Manjhi

Manjhi’s statements had greatly embarrassed the party, especially at a time when Nitish Kumar was trying to galvanise JD(U) at the grassroots.

Saradha chit fund scam: CBI resumes search operations

The CBI sources further revealed that searches are likely to be conducted in some more places.

Allegations against me are false, says 'Godman' Sant Rampal
Ashram Siege

Rampal, who had refused to appear in court in a contempt case claiming he was unwell, was arrested on Wednesday night.

Meghalaya: GNLA militant group asked cadres to target police stations

GNLA had constituted special teams to attack police stations in different districts of the Garo Hills region.

Centre to give Rs 653 cr to tackle drought in Maharashtra

Piyush Goyal revealed government would increase the coal supply to Maharashtra to 18,000 tonnes per day.

CBI chief tried to scuttle 2G probe, SC told

Sinha's lawyer Singh argues that the Attorney general was consulted to examine the evidence.

Article 370 decision rests with people, says Rajnath
J&K polls

Rajnath blamed opponents for creating a divide between the Jammu and Kashmir regions.

Coal scam: Court orders further probe against firm, others

Special CBI judge directed the investigating officer to further probe the matter and file a progress report in the court.

19-year-old Dalit girl ‘gangraped’ by boyfriend, his friends in UP; 4 arrested

Additional SP, City, Sameer Saurabh said that the medical examination of the girl has been conducted and that the report is awaited.

German envoy meets Sanskrit  teachers, Batra too present

RSS ideologue Dina Nath Batra, convener of Shiksha Bachao Andolan Samiti, was present during the meeting.

Rampal’s forces: 300 trained by former army, police officers

At least two policemen suffered gunshot injuries while nine received burn injuries caused by petrol bombs thrown by Rampal’s followers.

Congress pledges dialogue with Maoists

The Congress’s stance during its UPA governments has been that talks can happen with the Maoists only if they give up arms.

Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel expands ministry, inducts 4 new ministers

The expansion has given a boost to representation from the Saurashtra region where BJP did not fare well in the by-elections recently.

Kerala HC directs vigilance bureau to expedite probe against Mani in liquor licence case

The VACB submitted the report in the court in a petition filed by CPI legislator V S Sunil Kumar.

Operation to continue till Rampal's arrest: Haryana CM Khattar

Khattar has not met the media since the showdown commenced at Barwala last week.

Gujarat government reinstates Tulsiram Prajapati encounter officer Vipul Aggarwal

He is the third IPS officer accused in encounter cases to be reinstated after bail.

CM Fadnavis's decision to streamline coal supply generates 1,700 MP power

The government has taken the decision to increase power supply by three hours that would help 40 lakh farmers.

Kerala: Senior IAS officer's house raided in DA case

Vigilance sources said the search teams have seized documents showing his properties in several parts of Kerala.

Help Bihar, or will not let enter here: Manjhi's stern warning to Central ministers from state

He said that the seven ministers from the state would not be allowed entry if they failed to bring desired assistance for the region.

Mizoram CM names and shames 25 gazetted officers with corruption cases

The officers are currently being investigated by the vigilance department on various corruption charges.

Cop arrested for molesting school girl in Arunachal town

Ironically, the police officer arrested for the alleged sexual abuse was supposed to attend an Art of Living camp.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi leaves for home

Modi was the first Indian premier to visit Fiji after Indira Gandhi who had come in 1981.

Chhattisgarh sterilisation: 28 women discharged; escorted back home

The discharged women were each handed a cheque of Rs 50,000, said a source.

Kiss of Love campaign likely to hit Bangalore after Kochi, Delhi

Sri Rama Sene leader Pramod Muttalik threatened action on Kiss of Love events if organized in Karnataka.

Opinion & Editorials

Modi is right in recognizing that cultural and spiritual bonds between the countries is a strong foundation.

A structural change is afoot. It holds great promise for India.

But has India fully leveraged its presence at the high table?

Rajiv Gandhi was very popular in his initial years in office. But he could not deliver on his promises.

Why Zoho is a rule-breaker in India’s technology capital

In a country in which every political party is Leftist, the lament is puzzling.

There are estimated to be over 1,000 ‘honour killings’ in India every year.

I want to thank my readers for connecting to my writing and permitting me to use your personal experiences.

There is a romantic idea that once all Indians spoke Sanskrit and India was a land of milk and honey.

Delhi’s default impulses remain insular. Fighting this will be Modi’s challenge

A new book maps Karachi from its halcyon days to its current lawlessness.

Adaptation alone will not help in meeting the climate change challenge. We need cost-effective mitigation strategies.

Dressing it up with technology won’t be enough

At Kathmandu, Modi could seize the chance, sketch a new regional imagination.

The question of hereditary imams raises complex legal and religious questions.

Modi-Abbott agreement is a departure from old habits of alliance or non-alignment.

The last time an Indian prime minister traveled to Fiji was in 1981, when Indira Gandhi arrived there.

It must pursue coherent goals and outcomes that may or may not appeal to the public.

Noise of the ashram standoff drowned out other news makers, including the prime minister.

The batsman is a shadow of his former self. At his best, he took you on a joyride, laughing while you held on to your seat.

Many battles remain to be fought to fix the WTO Agreement on Agriculture.

It’s time to act. Deeper economic engagement is the only route to strategic clout.

Why has Nehru fallen on bad times? India needs to debate this with an open mind.

Politicians who claim that reducing emissions comes at a cost to development do not know the evidence.

Or use it in selected areas for restricted periods of time.

Philae’s landing on 67P is a remarkable feat, but its real success will be when it inspires more ambitious missions.

Compulsory voting hasn’t had intended effects in countries that tried it out.

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