PM Launches Rs.100 Coin in memory of Atal Bihari Vajpayee

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday released a commemorative coin worth Rs 100 in memory of iconic BJP leader Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Senior BJP leaders, including Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, BJP Chief Amit Shah, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and Vajpayee’s contemporary LK Advani were also present at the event to release a […]

Gujarat government told to install Statue of Unity replicas in schools and Colleges

GUJRAT: District collectors and municipal commissioners across Gujarat has been directed by the Gujarat government to install replicas of the Statue of Unity in several schools and colleges on December 15. The department of home has issued a circular making it mandatory for schools and colleges to install the replicas. The directive issued, by additional chief secretary (home) Anand […]

SC to decide on CBI inquiry into Rafale deal today

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court is set to pronounce its verdict on Friday seeking a court-monitored Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe on 36 Rafale fighter jets from French company Dassault Aviation.  The verdict will be declared by a three-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi. Senior Air Force officers had to attended the hearing to clear […]

Supreme Court dismisses plea seeking immediate execution of death row convicts in December 16 gangrape case

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition seeking directions for the immediate execution of the four men convicted in December 16 gangrape.  A bench comprising Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta asked the petitioner, “What kind of prayer are you making?” It further said, “You are making the court a joke.” The PIL filed […]

PM Modi Pays Tribute To Martyrs in the 2001 Parliament attack

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday saluted the courage of those who were martyred in the 2001 Parliament attack 17 years ago, saying their valour encourages people.  Modi took to Twitter to recall the courage of the security personnel. “We salute the valour of those who were martyred during the dastardly attack on our Parliament on this […]

Shaktikanta Das appointed new RBI governor

Day after Urjit Patel quit from the RBI governor’s post citing personal reasons, the Modi Government appointed Shaktikanta Das the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India. FM Arun Jaitley also welcomed Das’s appointment as the RBI top boss. He is a 1980 batch IAS officer from Tamil Nadu cadre. Das, who retired as Secretary, Department of Economic […]

BSP will support Congress in Madhya Pradesh says Mayawati

Ending more than a 24 hours of suspense, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Wednesday said (BSP) would support the Congress in Madhya Pradesh in order to keep BJP out of power.  The BSP has two seats in Madhya Pradesh, while the Congress has 114 seats in its kitty. The SP, which has one seat, had extended its […]

Uma Bharti won’t contest 2019 Lok Sabha elections 2nd minister to opt out after Sushma Swaraj

NEW DELHI: Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Tuesday announced that she will not contest the 2019 Lok Sabha election or any other elections for the next year-and-a-half as the union minister will instead concentrate on the issues of Ram temple in Ayodhya and cleanliness of the River Ganga. Earlier in February this year, […]

UP cop killed in Bulandshahr in Mob Violence Over Alleged Cattle Slaughter

BULANDSHAHR: An inspector-rank officer, Subodh Kumar Singh, who met a violent end during clashes sparked over a cow carcass was killed in mob violence on Monday in Syana village of Bulandshahr. Singh, incidentally, was the investigating officer in the Mohammad Akhlaq lynching case. What started as a small skirmish over an alleged incident of cow slaughter soon escalated into a riot-like […]

Angry over earning Rs 1064 from 750 kg onion Maharashtra farmer sends money to PM in protest

MUMBAI: An onion-grower from Maharashtra angry with the Narendra Modi government, who received Rs 1,064 for selling 750 kg of onions has sent his earnings to Prime Minister Narendra Modi  as a mark of protest. The farmer in question is Sanjay Sathe, a resident of Niphad tehsil in Nashik district, was among the selected few ‘progressive farmers’ who were picked by the […]