Friday, March 24, 2023


Close aide of Amritpal detained from Delhi, say police sources

NEW DELHI: The Special Cell of Delhi Police along with the Punjab Police has detained a close associate of fugitive radical preacher Amritpal Singh from West Delhi's Tilak Vihar area, police sources said here on Thursday.

After 'Ladli Behna' for women, Shivraj announces scheme for youth in election year

BHOPAL: Days after launching the 'Ladli Behna Yojana' that will provide Rs 1,000 financial assistance to women in a bid to woo the crucial 48 per cent female voters in the run-up to the Assembly polls scheduled later this year, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday announced a slew of promises for the youth with the launch of the 'Yuva Niti' programme.

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Tripura Speaker's election: CPI-M, Cong field joint candidate against BJP

AGARTALA: : Opposition CPI-M and the Congress, which together fought the February 16 Tripura Assembly polls, on Thursday fielded a joint candidate against the ruling BJP for the Assembly Speakers election.

KCR announces Rs 10,000 per acre compensation for crop losses

HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday announced compensation of Rs 10,000 per acre for farmers who lost their crops due to recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms.

KCR announces Rs 10,000 per acre compensation for crop losses

HYDERABAD: Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday announced compensation of Rs 10,000 per acre for farmers who lost their crops due to recent unseasonal rains and hailstorms.

Maha Congress protests against jail sentence for Rahul

MUMBAI: The Maharashtra Congress protested against the jail sentence pronounced to party MP Rahul Gandhi by a Surat Court, saying he is being 'punished' for raising voice against corruption, here on Thursday.

Govt afraid of Rahul Gandhi, conspiring to disqualify him from LS: Congress

NEW DELHI: Leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Thursday said that the central government is afraid of Rahul Gandhi and that's why it is conspiring to disqualify him from the lower House.

Lok Sabha adjourned till 6 pm, to take up discussion and passage of budget

NEW DELHI: Lok Sabha was adjourned till 6 pm, minutes after it reconvened at 2 p.m. amid protests from both treasury benches and opposition members on Thursday.

Does he believe in truth: BJP slams Rahul

NEW DELHI: The BJP slammed Rahul Gandhi over his statement that he made after his conviction by a Gujarat court in a 2019 defamation case, and said that he had insulted an entire community and not just one surname.

Govt to appoint interlocutor by March 27: Amit Shah tells Tripura tribal party chief

AGARTALA: Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday informed Tipra Motha Party (TMP) supremo Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barman that the Centre will appoint an interlocutor by March 27 to study the "constitutional solutions" to TMP's demands.

Samrat Chaudhary appointed Bihar BJP President

PATNA: In view of Lok Sabha election 2024, BJP appointed Leader of the Opposition in Bihar Legistative Council, Samrat Chaudhary, as a new president of Bihar on Thursday.

Cong questions CM Vijayan on Brahmapuram Waste Plant contract issue

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Leader of Opposition V.D. Satheesan on Thursday attacked the Pinarayi Vijayan government for the way it has handled the Brahmapuram Waste Plant fire at Kochi.

Will appeal in higher court against Rahul's conviction: Kharge

NEW DELHI: Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge said on Thursday that they will appeal in higher courts against the conviction of Rahil Gandhi.

My religion is truth: Rahul quotes Mahatma Gandhi on being convicted in defamation case

NEW DELHI: Rahul Gandhi in his first reaction after being convicted by a Surat court on Thursday said, "my religion is truth".

Respect court, but not agree with verdict: Delhi CM Kejriwal on Rahul's conviction

NEW DELHI: Responding to the Gujarat court's decision on Rahul Gandhi's conviction in a criminal defamation case, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said, "we respect the court, but do not agree with the verdict'.

Viveka murder case: Telangana HC adjourns hearing on CBI plea

HYDERABAD: The Telangana High Court on Thursday adjourned hearing on the CBI petition to cancel the bail of Yerra Gangi Reddy, the main accused in Y. S. Vivekananda Reddy murder case, to March 29.

Ex-Minister Manmohan Samal appointed as Odisha BJP president

BHUBANESWAR: Ahead of crucial 2024 general and Odisha Assembly elections, senior BJP leader and former minister Manmohan Samal has been appointed as Odisha BJP president.

Rahul faces disqualification if higher court does not suspend sentence

NEW DELHI: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi after being convicted by Surat court faces disqualification as an MP and may not be able to contest elections if the sentence is not suspended by higher courts.

BJP MLA Vijendra Gupta moves HC challenging his suspension from Delhi Assembly

NEW DELHI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Vijender Gupta on Thursday moved the Delhi High Court against Legislative Assembly Speaker Ram Niwas Goel's decision to suspend him for a year for allegedly interfering in the Assembly proceedings and 'disrupting the House'.

AIMIM backs axe on 'illegal dargah', but dubs it a 'match-fixing'

MUMBAI: The All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) state President and MP Syed Imtiaz Jaleel has fully supported the BMC's act of razing an illegal "dargah" which was coming up in the Arabian Sea off Mahim, here on Thursday.

AI urination case: Delhi HC directs DGCA for appellate committee to hear Shankar Mishra's plea

NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court on Thursday directed Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) to constitute an appellate committee within two weeks' time to examine Shankar Mishra's appeal against Air India designating him an "unruly passenger" and banning him from flying for four months.

Pradhan writes to Bhupender Yadav, Odisha CM over rising man-elephant conflict in state

BHUBANESWAR: Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has written letters to his cabinet colleague Bhupender Yadav and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik urging them to take steps to address human-elephant conflict in Odisha.

Rahul convicted in 'Modi surname' defamation case, granted bail

SURAT: A Surat district court in Gujarat on Thursday convicted Congress MP Rahul Gandhi in a criminal defamation case against him over his alleged 'Modi surname' remark in 2019.

Both sides take rigid stand, impasse continues in Parliament

NEW DELHI: The meeting of the floor leaders at the Rajya Sabha Chairman's chamber in the Parliament premises on Thursday could not end the impasse as both sides remained rigid on their stands.

BJP issues whip to its MPs, asks them to be present in LS

NEW DELHI: The BJP has issued a three-line whip asking all its MPs to be remain present in the Lok Sabha on Thursday and Friday.

Complaint against AAP councillor for allegedly furnishing wrong details in affidavits

NEW DELHI: A complaint has been filed against AAP councillor from ward number 34, Hemlata, for allegedly furnishing wrong information in her election affidavit.

PM Modi, Shah events lined up this weekend; K'taka BJP hopes to overcome setbacks

BENGALURU: Even as the opposition parties are making a big hue and cry over the repeated visits of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Amit Shah to Karnataka, the BJP seems to be going all the more aggressive.

After Raj Thackeray's ultimatum, BMC razes illegal 'dargah' in Mahim sea

MUMBAI: A day after Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) President Raj Thackeray's dramatic revelations of an unauthorised 'dargah' coming up in the Arabian Sea off Mahim, the BMC rushed a team there and demolished it, here on Thursday morning.

Nadda to host dinner for OBC MPs on March 28 in Delhi

NEW DELHI: BJP National President J.P. Nadda will host a dinner for all the OBC Morcha MPs of the party on March 28 evening at Delhi's Western Court Annexe, a party source said.

RS Chairman calls meeting of floor leaders to end impasse

NEW DELHI: Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar has called a meeting of floor leaders on Thursday to break the logjam and get the House working.

Manish Tewari moves adjournment notice to discuss China border issue

NEW DELHI: Congress MP Manish Tewari on Thursday moved an adjournment notice to discuss the border row with China in the Lok Sabha.

PM to visit Varanasi on March 24

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi on a day-long visit on March 24, where he will address the One World TB Summit and dedicate and lay the foundation stone of various projects worth more than Rs 1,780 crore.

'Sensationalist lies', says India's high commissioner to UK on social media reports on Punjab

NEW DELHI: India's High Commissioner to the UK, Vikram Doraiswami on Wednesday said that "there is no truth to sensationalist lies being circulated on social media", while giving details of the situation in Punjab post the police crackdown on 'Waris Punjab De' and efforts to arrest it's chief Amritpal Singh.

Crude oil prices decline, petrol prices should come down: Cong

NEW DELHI: The Congress has demanded that the Centre transfer the benefits of declining crude oil prices to the consumers.

Delhi BJP terms AAP govt budget a damp 'squib'

NEW DELHI: The Delhi BJP on Wednesday hit out at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and its budget saying it was nothing but a "damp squib".

Andhra Pradesh CM celebrates Ugadi in traditional style

AMARAVATI: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy and his wife Y. S. Bharati Reddy on Wednesday celebrated Telugu new year Ugadi with traditional gaiety and fervour.

Reducing regional divide among key priority areas for India under G20 presidency: PM Modi

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that reducing the regional divide is one of the key priority areas for India during its G20 presidency.

Delhi govt presents Rs 78,800 cr budget, earmarks Rs 16,575 cr for education

NEW DELHI: Delhi Finance Minister Kailash Gahlot on Wednesday presented a Rs 78,800 crore budget in the Assembly for the financial year 2023-24.

No barter on JPC, Rahul's case is matter of distortion: Jairam Ramesh

NEW DELHI: The Congress on Wednesday said that there could not be barter on the demand for a JPC in lieu of Rahul Gandhi's apology.