No RS seat for Yechury, Kerala CM says role as party head more crucial

No RS seat for Yechury, Kerala CM says role as party head more crucial

“Accepting the Congress support to send our party general secretary to the Rajya Sabha would be against and not in accordance with the political stand we have been adopting,” Pinarayi Vijayan, also a member of party Politburo, told The Indian Express in an exclusive interview.

Nitish gets front row seat, Shah greeting at swearing-in
Nitish gets front row seat, Shah greeting at swearing-in

Whether Nitish’s seat was a sign of changing political equations in Bihar is open to interpretation, but Nitish was also among the few in the front of the Central Hall who did not rise when the PM walked in

Congress slams Ram Nath Kovind for equating Deen Dayal with Gandhi
Congress slams Ram Nath Kovind for equating Deen Dayal with Gandhi

“We were expecting that he is no more the candidate but the President of India...the President of everybody. But it is most unfortunate that in his very first address in the Central Hall... he did not mention the name of India’s first Prime Minister (Nehru).”

12 killed in Mumbai building collapse
12 killed in Mumbai building collapse

Residents of the housing society alleged that Sunil Shitap, the owner of at least three flats on the ground floor, was responsible for the mishap as he made structural changes to the ground floor as he wanted to convert it into a nursing home. This weakened the building, they alleged.

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eu, european union, israel, eu israel, longest undersea gas pipeline, longest gas pipeline, eu israel gas pipeline, world news, indian express
July 26, 2017 8:08 am

Gaitri Issar Kumar on Tuesday presented credentials as Head of India’s Mission to the European Union. The letter of credence was received by European Council President Donald Tusk. Last month Kumar was appointed as the Ambassador of India to Belgium.

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July 26, 2017 8:10 am

Kargil Vijay Diwas is celebrated on July 26 every year to commemorate India's victory in the 1999 Kargil War against Pakistan

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July 26, 2017 6:27 am

The accusation sources said is that the officers had “unauthorizedly” outsourced two canteens, one in Srinagar police golf course and another in Jammu to a private party for its day to day running.

July 26, 2017 5:50 am

Five students, including JNUSU president Mohit Pandey, who is facing seven enquiries, have refused to pay the fine. Four of them, Prashant Kumar, Dileep Yadav, Mulayam Yadav and Shakeel Anjum, have challenged their punishment in the Delhi High Court.

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July 26, 2017 5:44 am

The administration had, in December, installed iron bars and potted plants in the area, which is often the ground zero for campus protests.

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July 26, 2017 8:07 am

Ajit Doval’s scheduled visit has evoked a mixed response from state-run media in China. While Global Times dubbed Doval a “main schemer” of the current standoff, the government-run China Daily suggested India and China should explore ways to avoid confrontation and settle the issue peacefully.

July 26, 2017 8:18 am

Speaking to The Indian Express, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh said, “I have asked the Chief Secretary for an urgent report from the Collector and other officers as to how the land was bought and what procedure was followed."

July 26, 2017 5:14 am

“Accepting the Congress support to send our party general secretary to the Rajya Sabha would be against and not in accordance with the political stand we have been adopting,” Pinarayi Vijayan, also a member of party Politburo, told The Indian Express in an exclusive interview.

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July 26, 2017 5:12 am

The court was hearing a petition filed by K Veeramani, a candidate who failed the Teachers Recruitment Board’s written test for the post of ‘BT Assistant’. Veeramani claimed that he had missed recruitment to the post by one mark due to “wrong” evaluation for a question on Vande Mataram.

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July 26, 2017 5:09 am

In his first address inside the Central Hall of Parliament, Kovind said, “We need to sculpt a robust, high growth economy, an educated, ethical and shared community, and an egalitarian society, as envisioned by Mahatma Gandhi and Deendayal Upadhyaya ji (the Jana Sangh leader)”.

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July 26, 2017 4:58 am

The RU’s Board of Studies approved changes to its syllabus last month, adding a section titled “debate on the outcome of the Battle of Haldighati” and incorporating a book that presents “new research” establishing Pratap’s victory over Akbar.

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July 26, 2017 4:53 am

Best remembered for 'Turning Point', a popular TV programme he hosted on science, Yash Pal was among the first generation of visionary scientists who shaped India's science and education policies.

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July 26, 2017 4:47 am

The allegations against him are being probed, police said. “He has been placed under suspension and an inquiry has been initiated in the matter. The case has also been given to the sexual harassment committee,” said a police officer.

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July 26, 2017 4:41 am

Days after the CAG report slammed the Railways over the quality and hygiene of its food, the national transporter plans to conduct a three-week rigorous inspection of all catering units, food and water served on trains and sold in stations.

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July 26, 2017 4:35 am

The retired Calcutta High Court judge, C S Karnan, who is lodged in Presidency Correctional Home, made the representation through his counsel Mathews J Nedumpara. Nedumpara added that it was the first representation made by anyone to Ram Nath Kovind, following his swearing-in ceremony on Tuesday.

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July 26, 2017 4:30 am

Tuesday’s development will worsen the power struggle in the CPM ahead of the party’s triennial Party Congress next year. Many in the party had been viewing the episode as a virtual trial of strength for the pro- and anti-Yechury camps.

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July 26, 2017 4:25 am

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan speaks to The Indian Express on the CPM's ideological war with the RSS, politics over beef and the LDF government's initiatives in the state.

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July 26, 2017 4:19 am

Uddhav Thackeray gave his remarks in an interview given to his party mouthpiece Saamana. The three-part interview — its concluding part was released on Tuesday — is an annual rite of the Sena in which the party chief lays down his opinion on a gamut of issues. In the previous two installments published earlier this week, Thackeray attacked the BJP and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

July 26, 2017 4:17 am

The Presidential changeover in New Delhi had to be reflected in the social media as well. So the Rashtrapati Bhavan website was revamped and, by evening, it had photos of new President Ram Nath Kovind on its main page.

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July 26, 2017 4:13 am

According to police, a gang led by Gurukkal, entered the house of Dr K T Mohammed Rabeeh Rabeeulla, the chairman of Dubai-based Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group, and tried to abduct him on Monday.

July 26, 2017 4:06 am

It’s sturdy and withstands harsh weather conditions better than other crops, it’s non-perishable, farmers can hope to get extra flushes from extended rain spells and, more importantly, prices have generally remained stable if not very remunerative. Moreover, cotton has always had a demanding market in the textile industry.

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July 26, 2017 4:06 am

A consummate diplomat, the Pakistani envoy came just before the Lok Sabha elections in 2014 and saw the Narendra Modi government taking charge and advised Sharif to attend the swearing-in of Modi.

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July 26, 2017 3:59 am

In 2009, when Qasmani was sanctioned, the IB knew that the theory that Lashkar was responsible for the attack was legless. Yet, two successive governments chose not to make public the error, allowing lawyers for the accused to point to the UNSC sanctions as evidence for the alleged perpetrators.

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July 26, 2017 3:56 am

The Lingayats, concentrated in northern Karnakata, form 17 per cent of the electorate, making it the single largest community in the state. They have supported the BJP in recent years — former BJP CM B S Yeddyurappa is a Lingayat.

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July 26, 2017 3:52 am

On July 17 evening, Vinayak was allowed to go home with his father. Krishnankutty sent his son to the salon that day to get a haircut. The next day, Krishnankutty and his wife, Oman, went out for work. In the afternoon, when Krishnankutty returned home, he found his son hanging.

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July 26, 2017 3:49 am

The Punjab government will soon advertise the challenge internationally, offering $1 million to any university, agency, scientist or a private implement manufacturing firm that can come up with a viable solution for pollution-free management of stubble.

July 26, 2017 3:49 am

Under Article 111 of the Constitution, while considering the Bills, the President shall declare either that he assents to the Bill, or that he withholds assent or return the Bill if it is not a Money Bill with a message requesting the House to reconsider it.

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July 26, 2017 3:47 am

Virbhadra met Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi Tuesday and is learnt to have reiterated his demand for Sukhu’s removal.

July 26, 2017 4:08 am

Ajit Pawar demanded that the Shiv Sena-controlled Mumbai municipality must loan Rs 60,000 crore to the government to meet the farm loan waiver bill. The municipality, which is the country’s richest civic body, has Rs 61,500 crore in fixed deposits. Taking a veiled dig at Uddhav Thackeray, Pawar said that this single move would propel Shiv Sena to popularity in the rural heartlands.

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July 26, 2017 3:35 am

“We were expecting that he is no more the candidate but the President of India...the President of everybody. But it is most unfortunate that in his very first address in the Central Hall... he did not mention the name of India’s first Prime Minister (Nehru).”

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July 26, 2017 3:27 am

JD(U) has hinted at the unease in conducting Assembly business and CM Nitish Kumar’s “discomfort with sharing space” with his deputy Tejashwi Yadav in the House.

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July 26, 2017 3:22 am

While a seven-member inter-ministerial team from New Delhi arrived in Assam to take stock of the damage caused by the floods, the state government sought Rs 2,393 crore assistance from the Centre to carry out repair work on infrastructure, including major breaches caused by the Brahmaputra and several of its tributaries.

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July 26, 2017 3:22 am

Most roads were damaged at various places in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad, restricting movement in the area. Efforts were on to restore the diversion on National Highway-33 in East Singhbhum, connecting Jharkhand to West Bengal.

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July 26, 2017 3:10 am

The seven, including Hurriyat hardliner Syed Ali Shah Geelani’s son-in-law, Altaf Ahmad Shah, and Mirwaiz Umar Farooq’s aide, Shahid-ul-Islam, were arrested a day earlier over alleged terror funding from Pakistan.

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July 26, 2017 3:07 am

Several trains passing through Rajasthan and Gujarat, including the Swarna Jayanti Rajdhani Express, were cancelled due to heavy rain. On Tuesday, six persons stranded atop a tree in Jalore’s Siyana village were rescued after earlier attempts to airlift them could not succeed.

July 26, 2017 3:08 am

Whether Nitish’s seat was a sign of changing political equations in Bihar is open to interpretation, but Nitish was also among the few in the front of the Central Hall who did not rise when the PM walked in