Monday, May 16, 2022


Cong to push social, economic agenda to counter Hindutva

NEW DELHI: After the three-day 'Chintan Shivir' and hectic debate on the 'Hindutva', the Congress has come up with a social and economic agenda to counter the BJP. The party leaders, who deliberated over the issue, said that ideological differences with the BJP is core to the Congress politics and to fight for the people's cause is the key takeaway from the brainstorming session.

Modi, Kovind greet nation on Buddha Purnima

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, President Ram Nath Kovind and Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu on Monday greeted the nation on the occasion of Buddha Purnima which commemorates the birth of Gautam Buddha.

Prez, VP & PM greet people of Sikkim on Statehood Day

NEW DELHI: The President, Vice President and Prime Minister on Monday greeted the people of Sikkim on their 'Statehood Day'.

Probe the reasons for yarn price hike: OPS to Stalin

CHENNAI: The Tamil Nadu government has the responsibility to probe into the reasons for increase in yarn prices despite the reduction in taxes, said former Chief Minister and AIADMK Coordinator O.Panneerselvam on Monday.

Noida: 80-year-old man held for 'digitally raping' minor girl

NOIDA: A 17-year-old girl has been allegedly "digitally raped" for a period of seven years by an 80-year-old man who was arrested by the Noida Police on Sunday.

BJP's replacement of Tripura CM with eye on 2023 polls

AGARTALA: After Uttarakhand, Gujarat and Karnataka, the BJP has changed its Chief Minister in Tripura, months ahead of the Assembly polls in the Northeastern state, with a view on electoral calculations and gains.

13-yr-old arrested for toddler's murder in Lucknow

LUCKNOW: A 13-year-old boy has been arrested for killing a toddler in Lucknow after he confessed to his crime.

Kejriwal to hold meeting over anti-encroachment drive

NEW DELHI: Delhi Chief Minister Arivind Kejriwal will on Monday to hold a meeting with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLAs regarding the anti-encroachment drive in the national capital.

India asks Pak to take action over killing of Sikh traders

NEW DELHI: India on Sunday asked Pakistan to take strict action against those responsible for killing of two Sikh traders in Peshawar.

When fire broke out, Manish Lakra was inside building: Delhi Police

NEW DELHI: Manish Lakra, the owner of the building that was gutted in a massive fire on Friday, was present at his residence on the top floor at the time of the incident, an official said on Sunday.

Chintan Shivir: 'Margdarshak mandal', 'Kamraj' plan in Cong on cards

UDAIPUR: Congress organisational reforms committee is debating on the age limit for the party leaders for organisational positions and idea has been floated that those who have crossed 70 years of age should step aside for new leadership to hold the fort and should keep themselves for advisory role, sources revealed.

French Ambassador meets Punjab Governor, assures support in conservation of Chandigarh heritage

CHANDIGARH: The French Ambassador to India, Mr. Emmanuel Lenain called on Punjab Governor and Administrator, UT, Chandigarh, Shri Banwarilal Purohit on Saturday during his visit to Chandigarh.

Punjab water resources minister asks to ensure canal water supply at tail end

CHANDIGARH: Punjab Water Resources Minister Mr. Bram Shanker Jimpa's late Friday night inspection-spree of canals, brought ray of hope to parched tail-end farmers of Fazilka and Jalalabad constituencies. The Minister categorically directed that illegal and altered water outlets will not be tolerated at any cost, while asking the department officials to plug all the illegal water outlets immediately.

Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigns

AGARTALA: Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb resigned from his post on Saturday, top officials said.

Odisha orders fire safety audit of major establishments

BHUBANESWAR: In the wake of the fire tragedy in Delhi, Odisha DG, Fire Services, Santosh Kumar Upadhyay has ordered a fire safety audit of all vital establishments including hospitals, industries and market complexes across the state, officials said on Saturday.

Delhi fire tragedy: 7 bodies identified

NEW DELHI: The police have been able to identify seven among the 27 bodies recovered from the building that was gutted in Friday's massive fire, an official said on Saturday.

Make 'Health and Yoga Science' mandatory till class 8: PIL in Delhi HC

NEW DELHI: BJP leader and lawyer Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay has moved a Public Interest Litigation (PIL)seeking directions from the Centre and the Delhi government to make "Health and Yoga Science" a mandatory part of the curriculum up to class 8 for the overall development of children.

AAP, BJP leaders target each other's homes as Capital's bulldozer politics heats up

NEW DELHI: After Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, bulldozer politics is now heating up in Delhi and political parties are trading barbs against each other.

'Watch where Modi takes BJP - and where BJP and Modi take India'

NEW DELHI: Narendra Modis years in office "have served as a refreshing affirmation that democracy can deliver public goods, economic development, and social sector services - and do so with transparency, equity and efficiency" and "he is far from done", Home Minister Amit Shah writes in "Modi@20: Dreams Meet Delivery", a compilation of essays by eminent intellectuals and domain experts that explore the fundamental transformation of Gujarat and India over the last two decades that Modi has held public office.

Delhi BJP chief: Bulldozers won't stop even after 3 municipal corpns cease to exist

NEW DELHI: Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta has said that bulldozers in the national capital will not stop even after the three municipal corporations cease to exist next week.

24 women missing in Mundka inferno

NEW DELHI: At least 24 women and five men are still reportedly missing in the massive building fire in New Delhi's Mundka that has claimed the lives of 27 people, a latest report revealed on Saturday.

Delhi Inferno: Death toll rises to 27 in Mundka blaze

NEW DELHI: As many as 27 people were killed in a major fire that broke out in a three-storey building in the Mundka area of the national capital on Friday afternoon.

ED files chargesheet against two PFI leaders under PMLA

NEW DELHI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) have filed a supplementary chargesheet against two leaders of the Popular Front of India (PFI) under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) before a special PMLA Court, Lucknow, officials said.

FIR lodged in Mundka fire incident, company owners arrested, building owner absconding

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Police have registered an FIR in the massive Mundka fire incident that claimed the lives of 27 people, an official said on Saturday.

Fire breaks out at apartment in Gurugram; 6 rescued

GURUGRAM: Six persons were rescued after a fire broke out in a residential apartment here, fire department officials said on Saturday.

After KTR, now Kavitha poses questions to Amit Shah

HYDERABAD: Ahead of Union Home Minister Amit Shah's arrival in Hyderabad on Saturday, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) legislator K. Kavitha has posed a few questions to him.

AAP MLA Amanatullah Khan gets bail a day after his arrest

NEW DELHI: A court here on Friday granted bail to Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Amanatullah Khan, who was arrested a day before for 'rioting' and 'obstructing' South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) officials during an anti-encroachment drive in the Madanpur Khadar area of the national capital.

Plea against Delimitation Commission in J&K, SC seeks Centre, EC response

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday sought reply from the Centre, the Jammu and Kashmir administration, and the Election Commission (EC), on a plea against the constitution of the Delimitation Commission to redraw the Assembly and Lok Sabha constituencies in the Union Territory.

Naidu appeals RS Members to live up to founding fathers's expectation

NEW DELHI: Vice-President and Rajya Sabha Chairman M.Venkaiah Naidu on Friday urged the Rajya Sabha members to live up to the expectations of the founding fathers and set high standards of conduct in the House.

Telangana BJP looks to up the ante with Amit Shah's visit

'Chintan Shivir' about national issues, meaningful self-introspection: Sonia

UDAIPUR: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the ongoing violence and other problems in the country as she inaugurated her party's three-day 'Chintan Shivir'.

CBI questions Cong MP Hibi Eden in alleged sexual abuse case filed by Solar scam accused

KOCHI: A team of CBI officials on Friday questioned Congress MP from Ernakulam Hibi Eden, in a sexual abuse allegation filed by the solar scam accused.

Monsoon's onset at Kerala likely on May 27: IMD

NEW DELHI: The much-awaited Southwest Monsoon is likely to knock on Kerala's door on May 27, against the normal onset date of June 1, the IMD announced on Friday.

'Chintan Shivir' about national issues, meaningful self-introspection: Sonia

UDAIPUR: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the ongoing violence and other problems in the country as she inaugurated her party's three-day 'Chintan Shivir'.

Encounter breaks out in J&K's Bandipora

SRINAGAR: An encounter has started between terrorists and security forces at Brar area in Jammu and Kashmir's Bandipora, officials said on Friday.

Telangana BJP looks to up the ante with Amit Shah's visit

HYDERABAD: The BJP in Telangana looks to up the ante against TRS government with Union Home Minister Amit Shah's visit on Saturday.

Bengal headmaster barred from entering school for almost a month

KOLKATA: In a rare verdict, the Calcutta High Court on Friday barred the headmaster of a state-run school from entering school premises till June 10 for holding back the salary of a teacher for two years.

J&K LG meets with relatives of Rahul Bhat, assures action

SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Lt. Governor Manoj Sinha in a tweet on Friday informed that he has met with the relatives of Rahul Bhat, the Kashmiri Pandit who killed by terrorists.

A month after attack, 'death threat' to Sharad Pawar; MVA wants action

MUMBAI: The Maha Vikas Aghadi government went into a tizzy as the Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar got what is perceived as a "death threat" on social media a couple of days ago, here on Friday.

BJP keeping country in permanent state of polarisation, instilling fear: Sonia

UDAIPUR: In her inaugural address at the Congress 'Chintan Shivir' on Friday, Sonia Gandhi targetted the BJP and alleged that the party was constantly 'playing the polarisation game and instilling fear in the public'.