‘Don’t intervene on Rohingyas’

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Rubbishing reports about Indian security forces pushing back Rohingya Muslim refugees at the borders using chilli and stun grenades, the Centre in its latest affidavit to the Supreme Court has said that any order to allow them in will not be in national interest. Citing the porous border situation of the...

Centre against sharing info to SC on PNB fraud probe

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Supreme Court on Friday saw Centre’s stiff resistance to its demand seeking for a sealed cover report on the progress of investigation into the PNB loan scam involving diamantaire Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, who failed to repay huge sums of loans to the tune of over Rs 13,000...


Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | Pioneer

Discovery to run series on Indian Navy training New Delhi: Discovery Channel in collaboration with the Indian Navy will run a four-episode documentary starting March 19 titled 'Breaking Point: The Indian Submariners' depicting the training of personnel manning the submarines. This series will mark the 50 years of...

Cong’s 84th Plenary Session focuses on party’s future plan

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Looking forward to pose a formidable challenge to the Narendra Modi Government, the 84th Plenary session of the All India Congress Committee began on Friday to lay down the future course of the party. The AICC plenary ,which was attended by UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and...

Rahul slams NDA on Rafale deal, says it caused Rs 36K-cr loss

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress president Rahul Gandhi trained his guns on the Government over the Rafale fighter jets deal, alleging that it had caused a loss of Rs 36,000 crore to the state exchequer even as the Army "begs" for more money. He also alleged that Dassault Aviation, the French company that manufactured the...

Wheat production may touch last year’s record level after better yields

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

The Government may revise wheat production estimates upward for 2017-18 crop year as Agriculture Secretary SK Pattanayak on Friday said the output could touch last year's record level of 98.51 million tonne (MT) owing to better yields. Last month, Agriculture Ministry in its second advance estimate, projected wheat output to...

Sukma incident was avoidable; MPVs to stay in anti-Naxal ops: CRPF DG

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PTI | New Delhi

The CRPF chief on Friday said the recent Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh, in which 9 troops on-board a mine protected vehicle (MPV) were killed, was very much "avoidable" and ruled out abandoning the armoured vehicles in anti-Maoist operations. CRPF Director General R R Bhatnagar, who came back after visiting the...

Electoral bonds worth Rs 222-cr lapped up by donors in 10 days

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

In just 10 days of its issuance, electoral bonds worth Rs 222 crore were lapped up by donors. The maiden issue of the bonds will help the donors pay political parties without revealing their identities. The issue opened for subscription on March 1. In a reply in Lok Sabha, Minister of...

‘Sindh’ replaced as ‘North-East’ in anthem by Cong RS member

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PNS | New Delhi

Congress MP from northeastern region Ripun Bora has moved a private member resolution in the Rajya Sabha to replace the word "Sindh" in the national anthem with the "North-East” saying there is no point "glorifying" a place of a hostile nation. Bora, a Rajya Sabha member and also Assam Pradesh Congress...

Realtors violating law to face heat

Saturday, 17 Mar 2018 | PNS | Lucknow

In a major decision, Uttar Pradesh Government has decided to lodge FIRs against the builders who have given the possession of the flats to its owners without registration. UP Minister for stamps and registration Nand Gopal Nandi said here on Friday that the Government was receiving complaints from the people about...


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Liquor policy: Church declares war on Kerala Govt

18 Mar 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi

Kerala’s Catholic Church has declared war on the CPI(M)-led LDF Government over its new liquor policy by which liquor outlets including bars could be opened in almost all panchayats in the State. The new policy also paves way for the reopening of almost all the bars that were closed down in 2014 as part of the then Government’s policy envisaging implementation of Prohibition in ten years’ time through phases...

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Previous Govts indulged in business of illegally acquiring lands: CM

18 Mar 2018 | PNS | Chandigarh

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal on Saturday said that the previous governments indulged in the business of illegally acquiring lands with ulterior motives and with the intent of having their own cut. “This was done not only in Rohtak but in the entire state...

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